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Thieves in the Church
Thieves In The Church
There are several types of thieves in the modern church system. If you are baptized in the Holy Spirit and have really studied the scriptures for yourself with the guidance of the Holy Spirit I am sure you have discovered several very important things. One, if you have checked your bible against the scriptures by comparing it to a word for word translation such as the Interlinear Bible or you have listened closely to the Holy Spirit as you study, you have found many places where the bible translators have mistranslated words, added words or just plain changed the actual interpretation to lead you to their personal beliefs. This is one of the biggest thefts we find in the church system today. This is the reason there are so many bibles today and this IS the primary reason for there being so many different “churches”. These thieves have stolen many of the truths of scripture from those that believe them, as so many teach that bibles are holy and are scripture, THEY ARE NOT. And many do not teach the truth that you cannot be a disciple of Christ without the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Or how to hear from AND FOLLOW the Holy Spirit, or how to be sure it is the Holy Spirit of God that you are following. The “churches” do not teach how to be sure you are not being deceived because if they did, their “churches” would be empty as the truths of scripture would expose them for what they are, agents of man and the antichrist. .
This is an important theft from those seeking God, but there are many more that you must see and understand and reject to become a true disciple of Christ. The Lord of this age and keeper of the book of life that determines who gets to inherit eternity in the kingdom of God and who goes into the lake of fire to destruction with satan and his followers.
Do not discard this without reading it and checking it against scripture to see if it is of God. Now it has been presented to you you will be responsible for it no matter what you do with it.
1 Thess 5:21-22 Test all things; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil.
Please understand this do not believe anything I or any other man, esp your pastor who is bulding “his church”, that wants to teach you unless and until the scriptures (not a bible) and the Holy Spirit of God confirm it as truth. Teachers will be accountable to God for what they teach You and you alone are accountable for what you believe. It is most important that you receive only truth if you desire to belong to Christ.
Time is getting short we are daily seeing things that scripture says must happen before the end. It is not yet the end but it is time to be aware that it may come in your lifetime and whether it does or not you must be prepared because at either, the end of all things or your death which ever comes first, either one will end your chance of salvation at the judgment, if your name has not already been entered into the book of life.
A Look at Some Other Things That Have Been Stolen or Hidden.
So lets look to scripture and see what other truths we are missing. Many of these are things that if you do not have a clear and correct understanding of scripture about them will affect your ability to comply with scripture to become a true disciple of Christ. Some are things that cause you harm while living on the earth in this final age as well as eternally. All are very important for you to understand. Scripture is clear only true disciples of Christ that walk through the narrow gate and on the difficult path to the end will enter the eternal kingdom of God. There is no other way to enter Eternity.
The Age we are Living in
Many have no understanding of the ages of men and the different relationship between God and Man in the different ages. There are very few places that I can find that try to explain these differences and show the current age in the proper and correct scriptural way. This age, the age of Christ's rule is the final age of mankind which will end at the great white throne Judgment seat of God, where God will Judge all mankind that has ever lived according to their deeds and belief. Those who have correctly understood and complied with God's requirements and have their names found in the Lamb's book of Life will inherit the earth and enter the eternal Kingdom of God, those who have not will be cast into the lake of fire to destruction. There is no actual eternal torment as many falsely teach, there is eternal death, separation from God, They just are no more, having been burned to ashes in the fire. Those who enter into the eternity of God Inherit life, the earth, the new earth and all the benefits of being a child of God. They will also be transformed into an eternal Spirit body, after the judgment. There will be NO unrighteousness in the eternal Kingdom of God, evil will have been done away with and only those with a true abiding and primary love of God, His Son and the brethren will enter in.. You must understand this truth because if you do not YOU will NOT be allowed to enter in. For a complete explanation see my article on the ages of man.
Matt 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
Jesus Christ, a man such as we are, was born to a woman chosen by God, in the only way a man can enter the earth, through the womb of a female man, a little over 2000 years ago. He did not exist until then but the word of God, the actual scriptures, told of Him, of His arrival that was to come, all about this Saviour that was to come and bring Life. Many falsely teach that He is the word of God, but he is not, He is the SON of God as confirmed in the scriptures. The word of God is the scriptures in the original languages.
John 10:10 I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
This Son of God, contrary to what many teach came to bring us LIFE, the opportunity to receive the eternal life that Adam exchanged for death by his disobedience in the garden of God. Adam did not bring a sin nature to man as many claim, he brought us death and Jesus did not die to forgive our sins, only you can have you sins forgiven and ONLY BY Repenting of them are sins forgiven. Sin was on the earth in the garden, but it was not supposed to be released. When Adam submitted to his wife and followed the temptation of satan the lord of sin, disobeying God, his eating the forbidden fruit, opened the eyes of man to the Knowledge of Good and Evil and now sin became known (was in effect released) on the earth. As long as there was no Knowledge of good and evil there was no sin because it was unknown.
1 John 1:9-10 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Jesus, according to the word of God, the scriptures, Was born, died and was resurrected to bring us life. He overcame death to defeat it and restore God's desire of life to all that will meet the requirements He sets forth. Because He fulfilled ALL of the Law of Moses, He ended the age of the Law and all things became new at His resurrection. The age ended and the final age of man was begun. God, As scripture foretold has given ALL of His authority over to Christ for the duration of this age and at the end of the age, His work will be done and He will return All authority back over to God, forever, and sit down at the right hand of God in submission to God as all the rest of His sons will. That is why we must go through Christ to become sons of God, because God has designated Christ to be Lord of This Age. This does not make Jesus God, but confirms Him as the Son of God. Jesus IS NOT GOD, He is, as He says He is, the SON of GOD.
The “churches of men” HAVE STOLEN THE TRUTH Of WHO JESUS IS FROM THE SAINTS THAT FOLLOW THEM, by teaching that Jesus is God. If Jesus was really God, he could not have died on the cross (God is eternal and incapable of dying) and His life would have been a lie. If Jesus was God and not a separate person, He could not submit to His father as He would be His Father, which is not even possible for God.
1 Cor 15:23-28 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God His Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For "He has put all things under His feet." But when He says "all things are put under Him," it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
What does the end of the previous age and this new age mean to the Disciples of Christ?
2 Cor 5:17-19 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
All things have become new, NOTHING from previous ages is carried forward (except the knowledge of the character and nature of God which NEVER changes), all that is of God now is available only through Christ IN THIS AGE and until the END of this age but it is now available to whosoever will instead of only a selected few.. Then God will become All in ALL, God, the one and only, the one who was and is and is to come will have arrived making God the alpha and omega, again the only possessor of all things pertaining to God. SO in order to become sons of God we must do all that Christ requires of us.
Matt 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son AND of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
Here are the most important things That Jesus requires of those who will be HIS disciples. These and all other things He directed or set the example for us to follow are included in the ALL above.
Look at the most important things we must do to become disciples of Christ. First I must ask you to think about this-- have you seen even one scripture in the new testament, the book of this age, that tells you to make disciples of a “church” or “pastor” or anything other than Jesus Christ. There is none. He clearly says to be His disciple we are (each individual) required to make disciples of Christ. Do YOU? Then we also, as part of the requirement, are to baptize them in the water and the Holy Spirit, in the name of God, and His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit, which each must possess to become a disciple of Christ.
There is absolutely no place in the new testament that removes the requirement for each to baptize the disciples they have made. No place that says to bring to clergy anyone for any reason, in fact it tells us there is no clergy in this age. God hates the clergy/laity division that men love so much. All men are equal and only the Holy Spirit has been sent to teach us ALL TRUTH. There are some men anointed by God, not by men, that are Given to the disciples of Christ, SERVANTS of all, that serve in love of Christ with no thought of payment or repayment, that serve without position, but have an unseen authority from God, which no man can give them and no hireling can possess at any price.
The church system of men, the men that have taken upon themselves to usurp the place of Christ and the Holy Spirit of God in the lives of the saints has STOLEN the ministry that belongs to the saints of God and claimed it for themselves. You must reclaim the things that have been stolen in order to become a true disciple of Christ. You must do the work of the ministry that Christ gave to you, there is no scripture that allows you to pass that responsibility to anyone else. Jesus is clear, you are to make disciples of Christ, not baptists, not “church” members, not ANYTHING OTHER THAN disciples of Christ according to HIS requirements. If you are a baptist, or methodist or a lutheran or belong to any other than Jesus Christ, you are not and cannot become a disciple of Christ. He demands that His disciples put Him First ABOVE ALL OTHERS.
The Law of the Previous Age of Man does Not Apply in This Age, and There is a Severe Penalty for Those That Apply it.
James 2:8-13 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well; 9 but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
John 1:17-18 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
Rom 7:6 But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter..
Gal 2:16 knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.
Gal 3:12 Yet the law is not of faith, but "the man who does them shall live by them."
The above scriptures are very clear, the law has been fulfilled by Christ and is NO longer in effect. We also see if we look with our eyes open that those that keep any part of the law from the last age we are calling Christ a liar and therefore will be judged by that law instead of the law of Christ, mercy and forgiveness, they will be harshly judged with NO forgiveness available to them. This is why it is so important to understand that the law of Moses is NO longer in effect. Anyone that tells you it is or that follows it should be rejected and avoided because thy are STEALING FROM YOU very important things if you follow them. If YOU keep Any Part of the Law, you DO NOT BELIEVE ON CHRIST and are not and cannot be a disciple of Christ unless you REPENT of your unbelief.
Rom 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes
The most important thing that will be felt during your time on earth will affect you and your entire family as well as those God will send your way for help. The tithe, if you will look at the law, was only required of Israel and only until Christ fulfilled the law at which time the law ended because the new and final age of man began. The tithe was instituted by God for that age only, in which the Tribe of Levi, the Levites were chosen by God as His intermediary. They were not given any land as all other tribes were and had to depend on God for their provision. The tithe was God's way of providing for them. There are several things about the tithe that the vast majority of “church” goers are totally unaware of. This of course is the reason each is supposed to learn scripture for themselves, so they can not be deceived., unfortunately many do not do this so are easy pickings for the false ministers (hirelings) of today. I will share a few things that are most important about the tithe. There was NO REQUIREMENT anywhere in scripture before the Law was Given to Moses for a tithe. And there is NO requirement for one in the new testament, our guide for this age.
Those that steal what they call a tithe from those that are uninformed claim a tithe was paid in Genesis by Abram to Melchisedek, but scripture says He gave a 10th ( scripture does not say tithe as most bibles do) of the spoil to God, which was received by the King who was the Priest. It was common to give a thanks offering when God had helped but there WAS NO REQUIREMENT, Abram gave it as a love gift to His God for delivering him from the enemy, there was NO TITHE at that time, the tithe was part of the Law that God gave to Moses later solely for the Israelites for their age and expired with the law at the end of that age.
There was NEVER a tithe of money
The tithe was ONLY on the INCREASE
The tithe could not be received by anyone but a qualified natural Levite ( a physically imperfect Levite could not receive a tithe, He could eat of it but could not receive it) (blind, crippled, or any physical imperfection disqualified him from serving in the priesthood)
There were several different tithes for different purposes
There was a tithe that the person paying the tithe had to eat themselves in a certain place and they could sell the tithe and then buy replacement for it at the place of meeting if they needed to.
There is much more about the tithe but these are to thing you need to know for now.
The important ones for you to understand are numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. As you can see even if the tithe was to be received virtually none of those collecting it today are qualified to receive it. ANYONE teaching a tithe is for today, collecting or in any way participating in the unlawful claim of a tithe being required by God is STEALING YOUR MONEY, GOD'S MONEY AND MONEY BELONGING TO YOUR FAMILY as well as possibly stealing from some needy soul that God would rather have you help. They will be judged by the Law of Moses and not by the Law of Christ. In other words they will receive no mercy but harsh penalty for STEALING from God and YOU. AND MORE IMPORTANT, so will you because you followed the doctrine of man that was taken from a dead law instead of following the truth of the New Testament (Christ example and words).
So they not only STOLE your money and God's Money but they also STOLE your mercy. And As I have seen in many families, because they believe in the false tithe they suffer from problems because they have given their money that God entrusted to them, to the thieves that falsely claim a tithe is due them. That is why so many tithe payers are always fighting the lack of money for necessary things for their family. The funny thing is many of them say paying a tithe “works for them”, but of course God has blinded them to the truth (sent them a strong delusion because they have not a love of the truth), because they desire to believe man instead of God and His word. Everyone other than them, sees clearly that IT DOES NOT REALLY WORK for them as they see them struggling and complaining that they do not understand why they never have enough money and many wonder why God is not providing for them.. Because their delusion caused by THEIR act of unbelief and disobedience does not allow them to see the truth. I have seen families that could not buy milk for their children at times because they “paid their false tithes religiously”. And of course most of them pay on the full income, not the increase, and in money which was not subject to a tithe when there was one. The saddest part of it is that all tithe payers are so extra proud of themselves being tithe payers, which calls Christ a liar, and by doing so they are saying He did not fulfill the law and do away with it. Of course that is why scripture requires them to be judged not by Christ, but by the law that they are so proud of.
There are several important conclusions we can make from the above disclosure.
Much is stolen (this list is only a few of many) from the saints by the hirelings in the “church” system and it must be stopped.
The book called a bible cannot be trusted because they have been tainted by the translators to include their personal beliefs. That is why Jesus made it clear that you must have the Holy Spirit to lead you to all truth because corrupt men corrupt everything they touch.
You cannot trust any man to teach you the truths of Scripture, you must only trust what the Holy Spirit has confirmed to you as truth.
The truth of who Jesus really is and His place in this age have been withheld by the “churches of men”, thereby stealing essential truth from the saints.
The “churches of men” do not teach the ages of man and the importance of understanding them, so most do not understand or even know there are different ages of man with each having their own characteristics and requirements.
The hirelings of the “church”system steal money from the people and God by demanding a tithe that was only for the Levites and ended at the resurrection of Christ. And cause those that pay the false tithe to sin and force them to be judged by the Harsh law they follow. Meaning instead of grace and mercy, there is no forgiveness for this sin and only punishment. The most severe of punishments, entry into the eternal Kingdom of God is denied them, because it keeps them from becoming true disciples of Christ the gate keeper. They are destined to destruction in the lake of fire unless they repent before the end.
There is one conclusion, You are responsible for what you believe, you must be sure that you believe the Truth, only the Holy Spirit can be trusted to teach all truth. Do NOT Believe anything that has not been confirmed to YOU by the Holy Spirit that is now here, having arrived on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, sent by God to teach each of us that have a desire for truth, ALL TRUTH.
Choose this day who you will follow, Christ who brings you LIFE ETERNAL or man who will bring you a second and final death.