There is Only ONE True Body of Christ And Those are “The Elect”
That Will Be Raptured on the LAST DAY
March 9, 2021
This is a Commentary that I’ve been wanting to write for Christ for some time now because there is so much division in Christendom when it comes to THE RAPTURE and the 2nd Coming of Christ based upon which Eschatology that Mankind believes that Christ actually taught. And this DIVISION is only FORESHADOWED by the division that was present in Christ’s Day because of the Judaism that the Pharisees and the Sadducees taught and the Christianity that Christ and His Disciples were bringing which was THE TRUE GOSPEL. And without a doubt there was a good reason for the division in Paul and the Disciples’ Day -- for the Gospel that Christ taught which was Christianity was new in the 1st Century and Christ’s Holy Spirit was still instructing His Disciples about His Kingdom of Heaven so that they could write the New Testament for Him. And of course the Jews were loyal to their Jewish form of Synagogue and Ceremonial Worship which was JUDAISM – NOT Christianity -- which caused DIVISION.
But what we need to understand – is that Christ by His obedience to THE FATHER in Heaven took away the Old Covenant and the Old Order of Ceremonial Worship and established the New Covenant and the New Order of SPIRITUAL WORSHIP which was THE VERY CAUSE and reason of Christ Coming to Earth.
And that was a hard pill to swallow for most Jews. For it meant that Christ was asking the Jews to abandon the Judaism that was being taught by their Esteemed Religious Leaders. For Christ was teaching that there would be a NEW WAY opened into the presence of God 1st for the Jews and then for the Gentiles. That the Salvation and resurrection and Temple Worship with the Priesthood and carnal ordinances of Ceremonial worship and animal sacrifice which had become so much a part of their daily living was being replaced with Christ’s teaching of a SPIRITUAL KINGDOM for only a REMNANT that would be chosen by His GRACE.
So one can see WHY this New Gospel was unnerving to say the least – for the Jewish Religion that later became more widely known as JUDAISM was a whole way of life for the Jews of the Nation of Israel. Not to mention that after Christ’s Ascension Peter and Paul and all of the Disciples were informed by Christ’s Holy Spirit that this New Gospel was to be taken to the Gentile Nations also who for so long had been the HATED SAMARITANS that the JEWS despised. But FORTUNATELY for us Gentiles -- the Disciples understood that the Middle Wall of separation between Jews and Gentiles was TORN DOWN by Christ’s Death on the Cross. And so they obeyed Christ’s Great Commission that the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven was to be taken to the Gentile Nations as well as to the Jews of the World starting with the Jews there in Jerusalem. And THANKFULLY – because of their OBEDIENCE we Remnant of Gentiles that Christ chose to save are part of THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST TODAY!!!
For the Gospel TRUTH was what Christ had the Apostle Paul prophesy -- that the tearing down of the Middle Wall of separation created ONE NEW BODY of Christ – NOT 2. But sadly most of the Jews rejected that TRUTH just as Dispensationalists REJECT that the Middle Wall of separation has been torn down TODAY when they insist that Christ still has 2 Bodies of people which Dispensationalists say are: 1) The Nation of Israel – and 2) The Church. And by refusing to accept this Truth – they have put back up the MIDDLE WALL that Christ tore down by dying on the Cross to save a Remnant of BOTH Jews and Gentiles when we read what Christ had Paul prophesy:
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both ONE, (meaning ONE BODY – NOT 2!!!) 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, and that He might reconcile them both to God in ONE BODY (NOT 2!!!) through the Cross, thereby putting to death the enmity (between Jews and Gentiles!!!). And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” (Ephes. 2:14-18)
The Disciples all knew from Christ’s Holy Spirit that the CRYPTIC MESSAGE of the veil in the Temple being split from top to bottom at the very moment of Christ’s Death on the Cross meant that a NEW WAY and a NEW ORDER of worship had then replaced the Old Order of Temple Worship and animal sacrifice by Christ’s perfect sacrifice for His Chosen Remnant which from that moment on included GENTILES – NOT just Jews. And it needs to be reiterated – that as a result of their obedience to Christ there is now THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST that Christ has gathered from all the Nations of the World out of every race to make up His ONLY HOLY NATION which is the True SPIRITUAL Israel of God!!! And it is this HOLY NATION of a Remnant of Jews and Gentiles that Christ is Coming back to DELIVER at the RAPTURE on the LAST DAY which could happen any day now!!!
It's the Middle Wall of Separation That Dispensationalists Have Put Back Up
That is Causing Division in Christendom Today!!!
SADLY -- there is even MORE DIVISION than ever today even when the Bible is now a completed and CLOSED BOOK and we’ve had the True Gospel of Christ for over 2000 years. And that only confirms the TRUTH of what Christ prophesied -- that the APOSTASY of the 1st Century at the time of Christ’s 1st Coming FORESHADOWS the APOSTASY now at His 2nd Coming when “Many will be deceived” by False Prophets about Christ’s True Gospel. And one of those DECEPTIONS is that the Middle Wall of Separation between Jews and Gentiles was TORN DOWN!!!
For THE CAUSE OF CHRIST coming to Earth was to RESTORE a REMNANT of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring the Gospel truth of the Kingdom of Heaven to a REMNANT of the Gentiles in all the Nations of the World by reconciling both Jews and Gentiles TOGETHER into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!!
And Christ WARNED us living at this time of Great Tribulation that Satan would be LOOSED to DECEIVE THE NATIONS again like he was doing BEFORE being bound by Christ’s Victory over him at the Cross. And that MANY would fall away from the faith and would accept False Gospels -- which is just what we are witnessing TODAY when Dispensationalists teach that Christ still has 2 Bodies of people in His Kingdom and NOT THE ONE TRUE BODY of believers that resulted from the Middle Wall of separation being torn down between Jews and Gentiles by Christ’s Death on the Cross.
Christ WARNED especially those of us living in this APOCALYPSE GENERATION of TODAY – that there was going to be a time of GREAT DECEPTION and “strong delusion” when He would LOOSE Satan to try and test even us “Elect and Chosen” Remnant to see WHO would remain faithful to Him and His TRUE GOSPEL and who would “fall away” from the faith and accept the “strong delusions” and False Gospels that the False Prophets of Satan would be promoting when we read: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.” (Matthew 24:4-5)
CLEARLY -- EVERY Generation since the 1st Century have thought the WARNINGS of Christ’s Apocalyptic Discourse were meant for them -- and that His 2ndComing would take place in their lifetime. But there’s a good reason WHY the previous Generations were NOT the Final Apocalypse Generation of TODAY!!! For Christ said that ALL of THE SIGNS of His 2ndComing must be converging together at the SAME TIME. And there has been NO Generation when all of THE SIGNS that Christ said to watch for in Matthew Chapter 24 have occurred TOGETHER at the same time – UNTIL THIS GENERATION!!!
And the reason WHY – is that THE SIGNS are WARNINGS of THE JUDGMENTS that will be poured out before the 2nd Coming of Christ. And this FINAL APOCALYPSE GENERATION is the Generation that Christ has NOW LOOSED SATAN and his DEMONS on as the Final WORLDWIDE JUDGMENT that He prophesied would precede His 2ndComing. In other words – no other Generation has had Satan LOOSED upon it to DECEIVE THE NATIONS the way he is DECEIVING THE NATIONS TODAY which fulfills what Christ said above in Matthew 24: 4-5!!!
I mean – THINK ABOUT IT – Satan’s Game Plan since the beginning of time has been to use his Seed which are the 2/3 Remnant of this World that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that would NOT BE SAVED – to NEUTRALIZE the Christian Witness of the 1/3 Remnant that Christ REVEALED to Zechariah that would be SAVED by Him!!! And of course Christ was waiting for everyone in His Book of Life to be born so that He could save and “seal” and deliver us “Elect” into His SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” BEFORE He LOOSED Satan to fight this Final Spiritual Battle that is occurring today!!!
The Reason WHY I’m Writing This Commentary For Christ!!!
CLEARLY -- Eschatology is EXTREMELY important – for it is the study of the Kingdom of God as it relates to Christ’s DIVINE PLAN concerning the last or Final Events of History. And that is what Christ has put a passion on my heart to study for over 20 years now and WHY He has also put a burden on my heart to write this Commentary TODAY!!! For rest assured that it is “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology that I have based my many Commentaries of these End-Times on which have included what Christ REVEALED to Daniel and Ezekiel and John in their visions of these End-Times. But I have felt for some time that Christ wanted me to write a Commentary that solely DEFENDS Amillennialism which is the Eschatology that His True Gospel promotes.
And whether you agree or disagree – and regardless if so much of Christendom falsely believes that what Eschatology one believes is NON-ESSENTIAL to one’s Salvation – I beg to differ!!! And so does Christ -- for the 4 Eschatology positions held today are Biblically INCOMPATIBLE with each other. And clearly – that means that they ALL can’t lead to Salvation and WHY it is ESSENTIAL to one’s Salvation to know
which Eschatology Christ Taught.
CLEARLY – the TRUTH that Christ wanted us to believe -- is that what is INDISPUTABLY – ABOSLUTELY – AND UNCOMPROMISINGLY ESSENTIAL to the Christianity that Christ taught is His Doctrine of Salvation. And that His Doctrine of Salvation is based upon His True Gospel that of course teaches His True Eschatology. And that’s WHY it is important to believe what Christ had Paul write: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of TRUTH.” (2ndTim. 2:15)
For HONESTLY – Christ’s TRUTH is the only TRUTH there is – and there should be NOTHING more sacred to an HONEST MIND than understanding THE TRUTH from Christ’s Word and TRUE GOSPEL!!! For just as Christ prophesied -- there are many False Prophets who want to sell SATAN’S LIES in place of those TRUTHS!!! And that’s WHY we need to know what we believe. And that of course means testing what we believe about these End-Times to see if it is what Christ taught or not – for Satan is such a master at DECEPTION and that’s WHY Christ had John WARN about his Antichrist Spirit that would be LOOSED before His 2ndComing when we read:
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many False Prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh (and is “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME prophesied in Daniel 9:27!!!) is of God, and every spirit that does NOT confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh (and was “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME recorded in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy!!!) is NOT of God. And this is the spirit of “THE ANTICHRIST”, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.” (which of course is the Spirit of SATAN that indwells the 2/3 Remnant that Christ chose NOT to save!!!) (1st John 4:1-6)
HONESTLY -- what Christ has taught me through His Word and Holy Spirit – is that Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is NOT the True Eschatology that Christ taught to be sure. That what He taught was “Amillennialism.” And I pray that I can give enough evidence that demands a verdict that “Amillennialism” is the True Eschatology that Christ taught which is WHY I pray you will take the time to read this Commentary – for Christ tells us to “test the Spirits of Men – (and WOMEN!!!)” to see if what they are teaching is TRUE. And that includes testing what Amillennialists like myself teach and Dispensationalists teach. For it really IS ESSENTIAL to one’s Salvation to know what Eschatology Christ taught regardless of what so much of Christendom Falsely believes -- REALLY!!!
Will Christ Return Soon to Reign From a Rebuilt 3rd Temple in Jerusalem For a 1000 Years
Or Are we “Elect” Reigning with Christ Now in our Saved Soul Existence
In the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem”???!!!
CLEARLY – there are 4 Eschatological positions today which are : 1) Amillennialism – 2) Pre-Millennialism – 3) Post-Millennialism -- and 4) Preterism. And only ONE of these views can be “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology because these 4 Eschatological positions are BIBLICALLY INCOMPATIBLE with each other since they EACH teach a DIFFERENT Eschatology. And that means that which Eschatology one believes in as THE TRUTH really is ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION – because only one Eschatology is THE TRUTH according to Christ’s True Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven. And NO ONE gets into Heaven believing THE LIE of a False Gospel or False Eschatology which Christ was NOT the Author of – THINK ABOUT IT!!! That’s WHY Christ had Paul prophesy not ONCE but TWICE -- that anyone believing in the “strong delusion” that they are SAVED by believing a False Gospel are “ACCURSED” – NOT SAVED when we read:
“But even if we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach any other Gospel to you than what we have preached to you, (which was Christ’s TRUE GOSPEL!!!) let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other Gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.” (those are very strong words against FALSE PROPHETS to be sure coming from Paul through Christ!!!) (Gal. 1:8-9)
And that’s WHY – GOD FORBID that I would ever teach in my Commentaries a FALSE ESCHATOLOGY that goes against what Christ teaches concerning the Final Events of History!!! For I take seriously what Paul prophesied from Christ – that anyone teaching or believing in a FALSE GOSPEL which includes a FALSE ESCHATOLOGY will be “accursed”!!! And in all due respect because I take this TRUTH so seriously – that is WHY my commentaries are often critical of Dispensational Pre-Millennialism. For Dispensational Pre-Millennialism is NOT the Eschatology that Christ teaches. And this False Eschatology is TODAY leading so many sincere Professed Christians to believe in a FALSE ESCHATOLGY of these End-Times that will NEVER BE FULFILLED -- which is why I fight so hard to EXPOSE the LIES of this False Eschatology that has become so very popular today!!!
HONESTLY – I’m extremely repentant that I too once was DECEIVED by some of what Pre-Millennialism teaches about THE RAPTURE and the 2nd Coming of Christ and His Millennial Reign. And I’m also very grateful that Christ REVEALED to me in His Word and through His Holy Spirit that His True Gospel was more in line with Amillennialism – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism. And believe me in standing up for this Eschatology -- I KNOW that there is just as much ENMITY between Dispensationalists and Amillennialists like myself today at the soon 2nd Coming of Christ as there was between the Pharisees and the Sadducees and Christ and His Disciples at the 1stComing of Christ. And that stems from the REJECTION of the fulfillment of Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy which was rejected by so many of THE JEWS in the 1stCentury. And the reason WHY so many Jews rejected that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” that was prophesied to Come in Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy -- was because the Pharisees and the Sadducees taught what we know today as Judaism-- which is none other than a CHRIST-REJECTING FALSE RELIGION.
And CLEARLY the same “Judaism” that the Pharisees and the Sadducees taught -- which taught the REJECTION of the fulfillment of Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME -- is still being taught today. Only it is now called Dispensational Pre-Millennialism. And sadly Judaism is highly praised and admired as a sister religion of Christianity. And the term “Judeo-Christian” is lauded as something GOOD – REALLY???!!! I find that amazing since the term “Judeo-Christian” is an OXYMORON at best in my humble born-again Christian way of thinking. I mean – think about it – Judaism is a CHRIST-REJECTING Religion – and what it has in common with the CHRIST-ACCEPTING Religion of Christianity that Christ and His Disciples taught is beyond me????!!!
And make no mistake -- the Judaism that the Pharisees and the Sadducees taught was repackaged into New Testament Apparel by John Nelson Darby who became known as the “Father of Dispensationalism”!!! And clearly -- the Pre-Millennialism that he taught was nothing less than simply a modification and continuation of the very same ERRONEOUS DOCTRINES and misconceptions about “the Messiah the Prince” WHO CAME who was CHRIST that the Pharisees and the Sadducees were also teaching. And this FALSE ESCHATOLOGY of Pre-Millennialism certainly led many of the Jews to REJECT Christ as “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME -- just as it does TODAY!!! For it is sad indeed that the ever so popular Eschatology of Man today that Christendom has believed as THE TRUTH -- is based upon Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which is just the same Christ-rejecting False Religion of Judaism that Christ and Paul and the Disciples fought so hard against!!!
THINK ABOUT IT!!!
CLEARLY – Jewish Tradition held and STILL holds today that the prophesied PEACE for the Nation of Israel was an EARTHLY PEACE rather than an “inner peace” with Christ which surpasses all understanding taught by Christ which is written in Philippians 4:7. And clearly -- the “unsaved Jews of the Flesh” in the 1stCentury just like Dispensational Pre-Millennialists TODAY who still hold to these same Jewish Traditions – REFUSED to accept Christ’s teachings on the INWARD MAN and the SPIRITUAL NATURE of the Messiah’s Kingdom and those who reign in it!!! For while Christ taught that we “Elect” 1/3 Remnant that He chose to save before the foundation of the World are citizens of His SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” here on Earth and presently reign in TRUE PEACE as Kings and Priest in His Royal Priesthood NOW – Judaism along with Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches that in order for the promise made to David regarding a King ruling from his Throne to be FULFILLED – that the Messiah had to be reigning from the LITERAL PHYSICAL TEMPLE in Jerusalem!!!
In other words – Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches that Christ would have to reign from a rebuilt 3rd Temple in the Future for a 1000 years to be the fulfillment of this prophecy that Christ made to David. And since that has NOT taken place yet – Dispensationalists reason that Christ has NOT inaugurated and RESTORED His Kingdom of Heaven on Earth yet. And HONESTLY -- they are just too deceived by Satan to see that this False Eschatology makes Christ a REFUGEE in Heaven just waiting to take rule of His Kingdom yet to come on Earth. All I can say is – “This is DECEPTION SQUARED!!!” For “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology teaches that Christ’s Restored Millennial Kingdom is SPIRITUAL and is within us. And that we “Elect” reign with Christ NOW in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” in our saved soul existence which is just what Amillennialism teaches also – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism!!!
What Amillennialism and Pre-Millennialism Actually Teach
That Makes Them TOTALLY Incompatible Biblically
Rest assured – because only one Eschatology is THE TRUTH according to Christ – it is ESSENTIAL to know if Christ taught Amillennialism or Dispensational Pre-Millennialism. And from over 20 years of study Christ has shown me through His Holy Spirit and True Gospel thatonly Amillennialism teaches THE ESSENTIAL TRUTHS of Christ’s True Gospel. And in this Commentary I am only focusing on these 2 Eschatology’s and want to start with what Amillennialism teaches.
For Amillennialism is the undeniable and Biblically validated TRUTH that the prophesied 1st and 2nd Comings of Christ -- which in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy prophesied that “the Messiah the Prince” who CAME in the 1st Century was INDEED CHRIST -- is also Coming Back a 2nd Time!!! And clearly -- that is the most important TRUTH OF ALL – that Christ has ALREADY inaugurated His Restored Millennial Kingdom and is coming again to CONSUMMATE IT!!!
But in deciding which Eschatology Christ taught – we need to understand that in Christ’s day neither Amillennialism or Pre-Millennialism were called by these Eschatological terms. For it was actually around the early 1800’s when these Eschatological terms became popular. But the reason WHY knowing what Eschatology Christ taught is so extremely important -- is because the story of this Human Race is NOT “The Never Ending Story.” For there is an END-GAME in which the FINAL EVENTS of History will be played out. And we are living in the FINAL DAYS of Human History TODAY – and no matter how one rearranges the Deck chairs on the Titanic at this late stage of the game – Christ’s DIVINE DECREE of how the Human Race will END is still going to play out the way His True Eschatology describes it will play out!!!
And HONESTLY -- one can believe in Christ’s DIVINE PLAN and “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology – or one can accept whatever Eschatological Plan for the End of this Human Race that they want. But the FALL of Babylon and the sinking of the Titanic “so to speak” are DEFINITELY part of what has been DECREED to take place BEFORE the RAPTURE and Christ’s 2nd Coming whether Christendom accepts it or NOT today!!! And if one has the Spiritual Eyes to see it and THE MIND OF CHRIST to understand it – Christ is in the process of bringing Babylon down and DEFEATING SATAN and those in his Evil Generation through these LAST 3 WOES and also through Catastrophic Weather Disasters which are growing in intensity every single year now.
And the reason WHY I’m only focusing on what these 2 Eschatology’s teach in this Commentary – is because most of Christendom today believes in one of these two Eschatology’s. In other words – as far as I can tell – MOST Professed Christians either believe that the World is going to END at the Rapture on the LAST DAY AFTER this Final Spiritual Battle takes place which is causing this Great Tribulation TODAY -- which is what Amillennialism teaches. Or they believe that the RAPTURE happens BEFORE the Great Tribulation -- which is what the ever so popular Eschatology of Man Teaches based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism.
And that if one believes in the Eschatology of Pre-Millennialism -- then they think that AFTER THE CHURCH is Raptured soon that then the World is going to go on for 7 more years of Tribulation in which the 7 Last Plagues will be poured out killing over half of the 7.8 BILLION people on Earth today. And that the time of GREAT TRIBULATION will occur hallway through the 7 years when ONE PARTICULAR MAN will step up on the stage of Human History and will declare himself to be GOD and the Ruler of the whole World by demanding worship of himself as GOD. And that everyone “Left Behind” after THE RAPTURE of the Church residing in this 7 years of Tribulation where only a little over half of the 7.8 BILLION PEOPLE have managed to escape dying from the LAST 7 PLAGUES -- will then have to then take “THE ANTICHRIST’S” physical mark of 666 or be beheaded or NOT be able to “buy and sell” to stay alive for the last 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation.
And that after the reign of this infamous “ANTICHRIST” -- Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches that Christ will Return to Earth and will reign on Earth for a temporary 1000 years from a rebuilt 3rd Temple in Jerusalem BEFORE the LAST DAY of Human History. And CLEARLY – this Eschatology of Man based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism that is today’s most popular Eschatology – was helped along by the Late Tim LaHaye who sold MILLIONS of copies of his popular “Left Behind” Series based on Dispensational Pre-Millennialism – NOT on Amillennialism– THINK ABOUT IT!!!
A Few Important Biblical Facts To Know in Understanding
What Eschatology Christ Taught
CLEARLY -- one needs to understand that the word “millennium” is a Latin term meaning 1000 years which is taken from the root words [mille] -- meaning thousand -- and [annum] -- meaning years. And when the original Greek -- NOT Latin -- places the letter “a” before a word it usually negates the word. So “a”-millennial literally means “no millennium.”
But rest assured that Amillennialists like myself do in fact believe there is a Millennial reign of Christ – just NOT on the Temporal Physical Throne of David upon this sin cursed Earth in the near Future. For it is Pre-Millennialists – NOT Amillennialists -- who teach that Christ will return to reign from a LITERAL AND PHYSICAL rebuilt 3rdTemple that is in the process of being built right now in the LITERAL CITY of Jerusalem. And the reason WHY I believe the TRUTH that Christ has already RESTORED His Millennial Kingdom and that we “Elect” are reigning with Christ right NOW in this Millennial Kingdom -- is because Christ explicitly taught that His Kingdom was SPIRITUAL and was WITHIN us when we read: “Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The Kingdom of God does NOT come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the Kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:20-21)
And unless Christ’s Gospel TRUTHS have changed – that is WHY I believe in this now 21stCentury that Christ’s Words about His Kingdom being SPIRITUAL and that it was inaugurated at the Cross still holds TRUE to this day!!! In other words – I believe that Christ taught Amillennialism when He taught that He was “the Messiah the Prince” in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy who HAD COME to reign upon the throne of David in the Kingdom of Heaven. NOT on a LITERAL Physical Throne in the LITERAL CITY of Jerusalem in the Middle East -- but on the SPIRITUAL THRONE of David IN HEAVEN and on Earth in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem. And that if we are saved by Christ -- then we “Elect” are reigning with Christ in our saved soul existence in this SPIRITUAL CITY on Earth -- which is what Amillennialism teaches.
In other words -- the word “amillennial” more accurately describes what Christ was teaching -- that His Kingdom was NOT a PHYSICAL Kingdom like the Kingdoms of Man. For He reigns on Earth in the hearts of His “Elect and Chosen” – NOT on a worldly Throne in the FUTURE other than the SPIRITUAL KINGDOM that we are in now where Christ’s Holy Spirit dwells within us!!! And that’s WHY when Pontius Pilate asked Christ if He was “The King of the Jews” -- that Christ answered Pilate with this very important TRUTH:
“Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own Nation and the Chief Priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?” Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is NOT of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My Kingdom is not from here.” Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a King then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a King. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to THE TRUTH. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:35-37)
Sadly – Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches that Christ is NOT the King of the Jews yet and won’t be until He comes to RESTORE the Kingdom in the 1000 year Millennial Age to come. All I can say is: “REALLY???!!! You’re kidding – RIGHT???!!!” How can anyone believe that???!!! I mean – wasn’t Christ the King of the Jews in the Disciples time on Earth???!!! Or were they fooled into believing that Christ had ALREADY restored His Kingdom when He really won’t restore it until now at the END OF THE WORLD in the near Future as Dispensational Pre-Millennialists teach???!!!
Believing THE LIE that Christ has NOT RESTORED HIS KINGDOM YET and is NOT now reigning as KING in his restored Millennial Kingdom is NOT what Christ taught. And it certainly is NOT what Amillennialism teaches either. For Amillennialism teaches THE TRUTH -- that the present reign of Christ that is prophesied in Revelation 20:4 by John began with Christ’s ascension to the Throne of David IN HEAVEN. And that He also reigns on Earth in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” which Christ has translated us into if He saved us!!! And CLEARLY – this is also what the Apostle Peter was speaking about in Acts 2:30-32. For Peter and all the Disciples of Christ taught that Christ’s Kingdom was inaugurated AND RESTORED to its rightful heirs at the Cross – THAT IT IS NOT A FUTURE EVENT – GOD FORBID!!!
The Disciples taught what Amillennialism teaches -- that by Christ’s death and resurrection and ascension to the Throne of David in Heaven we “Elect” are reigning NOW with Christ in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” on Earth in our saved soul existence. And that this RESTORED MILLENNIAL KINGDOM of Christ will be fully realized and manifested in Heaven at Christ’s soon 2nd Coming on the LAST DAY which is “The Day of the Lord”!!! HONESTLY – this is the Gospel that Christ taught in a nutshell – which is TODAY called “Amillennialism” and has now been taken to every Nation on Earth over the last 2,000 or more years of Church Outreach!!!
And Then There’s Pre-Millennialism!!!
By contrast -- the term Pre-Millennialism -- or Chiliasm – identifies the Eschatology of Christians who believe that the 1000 year reign spoken of in Revelation Chapter 20 is NOT the CRYPTIC NUMBER that Christ had John use to define the last over 2,000 years of Church Outreach. For Dispensationalists teach that the 1000 years of Revelation Chapter 20 describes A LITERAL 1000 year FUTURE reign of Christ reigning from an Earthly rebuilt LITERAL AND PHYSICAL 3rdTemple in Jerusalem in the Middle East AFTER the Rapture of the Church and the 7 years of Tribulation. And make no mistake – Pre-Millennialism does NOT come from the pages of Scripture but originated from what the Pharisees and the Sadducees taught that later became known as Judaism and was renamed “Dispensationalism” by John Nelson Darby in the 1800’s – REALLY!!!
This Eschatology teaches that Christ LITERALLY returns to Earth as the King of His Restored Kingdom AFTER THE RAPTURE of the Church and the 7 years of Tribulation to set up a temporary Kingdom. And Dispensationalists teach that those “Left Behind” after THE RAPTURE are called “Tribulation Saints” who will rule with Christ for a temporary 1000 years on Earth BEFORE the Final Judgment of the LAST DAY!!!
And to understand this popular Eschatology -- it needs to be known that “Pre-Millennial” LITERALLY means “Before the Millennium” -- or “before the 1000 years.” That Christ’s 2nd Coming will occur prior to His restoring of His Millennial Kingdom. In other words – Pre-Millennialism teaches that the Millennial Kingdom of Christ is a literal FUTURE 1000-year reign of Christ on Earth when sometime in the very near Future Christ will return PHYSICALLY to Earth to set up His Millennial Kingdom which Pre-Millennialists teach has NOT been RESTORED or inaugurated yet. And that Christ will not execute the LAST DAY’S JUDGMENT until He 1st reigns a LITERAL 1000 years upon the LITERAL PHYSICAL REBUILT THRONE of David in the Middle East. In this Eschatology Christ will reign and govern physically from Jerusalem -- and there will be peace on Earth going out from the Nation of Israel where especially THE JEWS as Christ’s TRUE CHOSEN PEOPLE will be reigning with Him.
But in all due respect – it’s the Dispensational Pre-Millennialism belief that Christ has two separate and unequal programs of Salvation and 2 Bodies of people in His Kingdom that actually DENIES this Eschatology and Gospel any claim to the Christianity that Christ taught AT ALL – REALLY!!! For it teaches a National -- rather than an individual Salvation plan for the genetically Jewish people -- and another separate plan for everyone else who were NOT born of Jewish Descent. Not to mention that it also teaches that THE JEWS are truly Christ’s REAL CHOSEN PEOPLE – and that we “Gentiles” are more of an “after thought” – I DON’T THINK SO!!!
In other words – Dispensational Pre-Millennialism teaches that the future redeemed Israel will be the center of Government and the spreading of the Gospel to the Nations of the world AFTER THE RAPTURE of The Church and the 7 years of Tribulation. And that the Future 1000 years of outreach that takes place in the MILLENNIUM will gather together all those around the World who will make up the RESTORED MILLENNIAL KINGDOM of Christ. And by this teaching – Dispensational Pre-Millennialists generally REJECT the teaching that Christ has already come to redeem and deliver THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST which is the SPIRITUAL ISRAEL OF GOD.
And that He is already presently the King and ruler of His Government as Isaiah prophesied when we read in Isaiah 9:6-7that THE CAUSE OF CHRIST’S COMING TO EARTH was to be the King on David’s Throne. These verses in Isaiah’s prophecy from the Lord below prove that Amillennialism teaches that Christ was born and came into the World to be THE KING of His SPIRITUAL KINGDOM when we read the reason for Christ’s birth:
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the Government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be NO end, Upon the Throne of David and over His Kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”
And HONESTLY -- if one believes the LIE that Christ is NOT KING yet of this prophesied Kingdom – then how are they saved???!! For a King needs a Kingdom in which to reign and in which the Government can truly be upon His shoulders just as Isaiah prophesied – THINK ABOUT IT!!!
Christ and His Disciples Did NOT Teach Judaism
On The Contrary – They Fought Against it!!!
Paul was clearly immersed in the Religion that later became known as “Judaism” that was taught by the Temple Priests. And because of that he HATED Christianity and those who thought that Christ was “the Messiah the Prince” in Daniel’s 70thWeek Prophecy who had COME!!! But of course that all changed for Paul when He met “the Messiah the Prince” Himself on the road to Damascus where Paul planned to imprison and possibly even kill Christ’s followers. But from the moment that Paul met Christ and from that time forward – Paul became one of the most PRO-CHRIST persons who ever lived on this Earth. For Paul not only LOVED Christ with ALL OF HIS HEART – but He LOVED Christianity and NEVER went back to the CHRIST-REJECTING FALSE RELIGION that later became known as Judaism.
And while his heart ached for his Colleagues who were most of the Pharisees that Paul knew that Christ had NOT chosen to save -- Paul accepted Christ’s Sovereignty to decide by ELECTION and Grace the 1/3 REMNANT of this World’s population that He REVEALED to Zechariah would be saved. For Paul KNEW that not ALL Jews or Gentiles were ever chosen by Christ to be saved. And so Paul wrote about his experience of leaving the CHRIST-REJECTING RELIGION OF JUDAISM – that he never looked back when we read in the Book of Galatians Paul presenting the TRUE GOSPEL OF CHRIST and Christ’s True Eschatology which was NOT Judaism or Dispensational Pre-Millennialism to be sure. For Paul prophesied that he left JUDAISM to preach
the Gospel Truth of Christianity
when we read:
“But I make known to you, Brethren, that the Gospel which was preached by me is not according to man. For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own Nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers. (Galatians 1:11-14)
I can certainly relate to Paul – for the time of his fighting against the Judaism that he once so fiercely believed in and taught and defended in the 1stCentury at the 1st Coming of Christ -- FORESHADOWS what is taking place on Earth TODAY at the 2nd Coming of Christ!!! And by that I mean – that I too once believed in Dispensational Pre-Millennialism which is just Judaism in New Testament Apparel – UNTIL Christ showed me like He did with Paul that Judaism was NOT His True Gospel and Eschatology. And like Paul and the Disciples – I have fought to the DEATH defending the TRUE GOSPEL OF CHRIST and “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in His True Eschatology ever since Christ showed me in His Word and through His Holy Spirit that Dispensational Pre-Millennialism like
JUDAISM was NOT His True Gospel!!!
And like Paul I have NEVER gone back to the LIES of Man’s False Eschatology -- but have based my Commentaries on the TRUE ESCHATOLOGY of Christ which is everything that Christ taught Paul and His Disciples and what they all wrote for the Lord in the New Testament. And that Gospel Truth reflects the teaching of Amillennialism – NOT Dispensational Pre-Millennialism –
THINK ABOUT IT!!!
And like Paul my heart too is so very sad when Professed Christians REFUSE to believe what Christ had Paul and ALL of His True Prophets in both the Old and New Testament prophesy about His Gospel Truth concerning the Kingdom of Heaven. For NOW TODAY after having my own “Damascus Road experience” so to speak -- I certainly believe just as Paul taught from the Lord that there is only THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST -- NOT 2 Bodies in Christ’s Kingdom which Man’s False Eschatology teaches are 1) The New Testament Church – and 2) The Nation of Israel. For Paul explicitly wrote that with Christ’s Death the Middle Wall that separated Jews from Gentiles was TORN DOWN forever and then wrote what even the Old Testament Prophets did NOT fully understand when we read of the MYSTERY of the Gospel:
“This MYSTERY is that the Gentiles are FELLOW HEIRS, members of THE SAME BODY, and partakers of the Promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel.” (Ephesians 3:6) And I certainly NOW BELIEVE that THE CAUSE of Christ’s coming to Earth was to RESTORE a REMNANT of the Nation of Israel to God and to bring the Light of the Gospel Truth to a REMNANT of Gentiles by reconciling both Jews and Gentiles together into THE ONE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST!!!
HONESTLY – Christ’s True Eschatology which is Amillennialism – teaches that He is NOT Coming back to save anyone – NOR is He Coming back to inaugurate His Restored Millennial Kingdom that was inaugurated at the Cross!!! For Christ’s 2ndComing is THE CONSUMMATION – THE CULMINATION – or the bringing to COMPLETION His ALREADY INAUGURATED Restored Millennial Kingdom. For THE TRUTH of the Gospel is that Christ’s Resurrection from the Dead is what made the Kingdom of God a REALITY – and His Coming again is what will CONSUMMATE IT!!! And trust me – this is what Amillennialism teaches – NOT Pre-Millennialism!!!
How The Angel of Death FORESHADOWS The Last 3rd WOE
That Christ is NOW Ready to Pour Out on Satan’s Kingdom of Babylon
Think about it – NONE of us “Elect” should ever think that Satan will WIN this Final Spiritual Battle even though the tribulation today is GREAT!!! For CLEARLY – “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology– prophesies that the FINAL DELIVERANCE for us “Elect” includes us being passed over in Judgment as these LAST 3 WOES are being poured out on Satan and those in his SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” RIGHT NOW!!! For as I’ve written before -- these LAST 3 WOES are FORESHADOWED by the 8th – 9thand 10th Plagues that were poured out on Egypt. And CLEARLY -- the 8th Plague of LITERAL LOCUSTS in Moses’ Day FORESHADOW the 200 MILLION DEMONS that John saw in his 3rd vision recorded in Revelation 9 that are LOOSED to DECEIVE THE NATIONS along with Satan. And this DECEPTION represented by the 1st 2 of the LAST 3 WOES covers the whole Earth with a thick SPIRITUAL DARKNESS which is FORESHADOWED by the PHYSICAL DARKNESS of the 9th Plague that was poured out in Moses’ Day on the WHOLE land of Egypt.
The 9th Plague of 3 days and nights of PHYSICAL and LITERAL DARKNESS was of course “a harbinger” of the ANGEL OF DEATH that was yet to come on those living in Pharaoh’s Evil Egyptian Empire. AND SO IT GOES TODAY!!! For that 9th Plague FORESHADOWS those living today in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” who exist there NOW in their unsaved soul existence and have already had the 1st 2 WOES of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS poured out on them so that they don’t even know that the LAST 3rd WOE is coming!!! But rest assured that just as Christ REVEALED to Moses that He would deal differently with His people who were living in Goshen – that was meant to convey to us “Elect” living in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” in our saved soul existence TODAY that we will be PASSED OVER in the Judgment of these LAST 3 WOES. For just as Christ made a distinction between His people and Pharaoh’s people in Moses’ Day – He is again making a distinction between His people and Satan’s people TODAY.
And the reason WHY “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology is so extremely important for us “Elect” to understand – is that only Christ’s True Eschatology conveys THE TRUTH of these End-Times. That Christ has saved and “sealed” us “Elect” with the Blood of the Lamb and has translated us into His SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” where we have ALREADY been passed over from being hurt by the 1st 2 WOES of SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS. And THANKFULLY – we will also soon be passed over by the ANGEL OF DEATH which is the LAST 3rdWOE that Christ is getting ready to pour out any day now but will NOT POUR OUT until AFTER He Raptures us “Elect” on the LAST DAY!!! While the unsaved 2/3 Remnant that Christ NEVER CHOSE TO SAVE who exist in Satan’s SPIRITUAL CITY of “Babylon the Great” are not so “Blessed” – for these LAST 3 WOES are the Final Worldwide Judgment that is aimed at them for REJECTING Christ’s True Gospel and for promoting the SATANIC LIES of Satan and for doing his bidding in carrying out his EVIL DEEDS.
For just as Paul prophesied recorded in 2nd Thessalonians Chapter 2 -- Christ is allowing Satan during this time of GREAT TRIBULATION to BLIND all those who do NOT have Christ’s “seal” of Salvation which is the Blood of the Lamb invisibly written upon their foreheads by Christ. For those with “THE MARK OF THE BEAST” are being BLINDED now Spiritually before being DAMNED right into HELL along with Satan as Judgment from Christ!!!
But THANKFULLY – “the Angel of Death” will PASS OVER all of us “Elect” who exist in our saved soul existence in the SPIRITUAL CITY of “Heavenly Jerusalem” which is just like “Goshen” in Moses’ Day. For in the pouring out of these LAST 3 WOES we “Elect” of Christ are NOT being hurt by the BLINDING of the 1st 2 WOES or “the Angel of Death” – but are being held safely in “the Camp of the Saints” recorded in Revelation Chapter 20 until Christ Returns soon to DELIVER US. When He will THEN pour out the LAST 3RD WOE!!! And that’s WHY Christ told Daniel that we would be “Blessed” if we made it to the 1,335thDay of this Great Tribulation knowing THE TRUTH of Christ’s TRUE ESCHATOLOGY!!!
For knowing “The Rapture Truth” REVEALED in Christ’s True Eschatology will help us “Elect” TO MOVE FORWARD IN FAITH just like God’s people did in Moses’ Day -- which is what Christ wants us to do until His soon Return to RAPTURE US!!! Mary Sullivan