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Part III of Identifying the False Prophet; the Predecessor of the Antichrist

The only other place in the “real” New Testament that something of this magnitude is spoken about is in 2 Thess 2:1-10: Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to him, we ask you 2 not to be quickly shaken in your mind, nor yet be troubled, either […]

Illustrations by Rev. Clarence Larkin who died 90 years ago, which represent Oikonemia in Scripture

 

The Mountain Peaks of Prophecy by Clarence Larkins from 1850

 

 

     This picture represents  what the prophets (including Jesus Christ) could see and know from the Scriptures. As you can see here the Prophets could not know or understand anything about the Church Age because God kept it a Secret from everyone until it was revealed to Paul and the other Apostles by the ascended Christ.

Rom 16:25-27
And to Him who is able to establish you, according to my good news, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the secret, in the times of the ages having been kept silent,

26 and now having been made manifest, also, through prophetic (Christian) writings, according to a command of the age-during God, having been made known to all the nations for obedience of faith —

27 to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, to him [be] glory to the ages. Amen.
YLT

Eph 3:3-5

3 that by revelation He made known to me the secret, according as I wrote before in few [words] —

4 in regard to which ye are able, reading [it], to understand my knowledge in the secret of the Christ,

5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it was now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the spirit —
YLT

1 Cor 2:7-8

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a musterion, secret, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
KJV

 

 

The Kingdom Postponed

 

This one represents the Church of the Body of Christ versus the Kingdom of God and Christ. The resulting affect of this hidden wisdom is that the coming Kingdom which Jesus and the apostles expected soon after his ascension, would be put on hold or held in abeyance.  As you can see, the Kingdom most Christians speak about as if it existed today, will not exist until after the Great Tribulation. As for now, Jesus is our Lord, not our king.

2 Peter 3:14-18
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, 15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
NASU

This revelation is NOT to be ignored; you do so at your own destruction.

Will you be found blameless?

Are you among the untaught (unteachable) and unstable?

Are you being lead astray by the error of  unprincipled men?

Are you growing in knowledge as well as grace?

We have Been in The End Times since Christ’s Ascension, If….

……you do not believe in Dispensational Theology. This can be said with all assurity because Jesus said,

Matt 16:27-28
27 “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.

28 “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”
NASU

Mark 13:30
Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. KJV

Jesus still has not come in his Kingdom, with his angels, in the glory of his Father—-yet, everyone standing there and everyone in that generation died and did not see this. Without Dispensational Theology Jesus was mistaken ‘maken’ these statements.

Upon the day of Jesus’ ascension into Heaven here is what the apostles were thinking about: Acts 1:6, ….they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? KJV

Jesus and the apostles obviously expected each of these things to happen in their lifetimes, but they did not. They all knew the prophecies of Daniel and Ezekiel and Joel and expected those prophesies to be fulfilled within the next 7 years, but they were not.

No one can explain, with any amount of reason or logic, why they did not without Dispensational Theology. If you think you can, then you must admit that Jesus does not know as much as his Father knows. Somehow, most everyone believes Jesus and the Father are equal in knowledge in spite of Jesus’ own admission that they are not equal:

Mark 13:32
32 “But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. NASU

Without an understanding of and belief in Administrations in Scripture, you have not a leg to stand on. Everything you rationalize to substantiate why you believe what you believe will be completely illogical and unreasonable. Peter the apostle says this about Paul’s letters written to the Church of God, to which every believer belongs:

2 Peter 3:14-18
aTherefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, 15 and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. NASU

Have you been diligent in understanding the Secret Paul taught?

Are you among the untaught and unstable?

Have you allowed yourself to be carried away by the error of unprincipled men?

Are you growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as revealed in all of Paul’s letters?

Endorsement of my new book

On May 8, 2012 I received this glowing endorsement of my new book “Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth: A Fresh Perspective to Understanding The Bible” from the Co-Founder of the Dream Center, Matthew Barnett.

 

Fred Wolfe has dedicated his life to examining the history, practice, and interpretation of the word of God. The Bible is too often misquoted, and this book will help to shed light on some common misconceptions, challenging the reader to strengthen their understanding of God. With scholarly evidence and reasoning, he has written a blueprint of The Bible’s inception as well as the deepest meanings of its words. By closely examining one’s understanding of the word of God, they will find a faith and clarity so absolute that it can never be shaken. This book is a must read, no matter where one is at in their walk with God.

 

-Pastor Matthew Barnett, Co-Founder of the Dream Center

 

The book is more like a Textbook. It is not easy reading as Pastor Barnett can attest to. Yet, it follows a simple and logical format chronologically from “Here to Eternity.” As he said above, “This book is a must read for anyone wishing to find a faith and clarity so absolute that it can never be shaken, no matter where one is at in their walk with God.” The book will show you how the revelation received by Paul from Jesus Christ became the true gospel of God in Christ Jesus, specifically addressed to the believers of this Age. It goes on to show how the events recorded in the gospels have nothing to do with The Rapture of the Church, but instead, when the Church returns with the Word of God (the 2nd Coming) for Israel. You will learn that there are no signs of the coming Rapture because it is a part of the Secret God kept until Paul. The signs we see in the gospels are the signs of the 2nd coming for Israel, when we will already be in Heaven!

 

What we believe makes a difference. Do we want to be good ministers of Jesus Christ who minister the true gospel of Jesus Christ or poor ministers who attempt to minister that which was addressed to Israel?  Our salvation is not at stake, but our rewards are. Rewards are likened in the Bible as wages paid for hire. We will receive rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ for the things we have done according to the true gospel of God, according to the rightly divided Word of Truth. We will also suffer losses of rewards for the things we have done contrary.

 

For the Christian Community, this is perhaps the most important reason for me writing this book, so you don’t show up at the Bema and receive no or limited rewards for a lifetime of dedicated work for the glory of God. Worse yet, that you suffer losses because of it. I believe this is why Pastor Barnett gave the book such a strong endorsement. You may still say, “What difference does it make, I’m still saved and I still have eternal life.” This is true, you do. But, before the New Heaven and New Earth and after 7 years in Heaven we are going to be back on the earth for 1,000 years! What do you think people will be doing for those thousand years? Twiddling their thumbs?

 

The first completely Righteous government is going to be set up at that time with Jesus Christ being the King. You think there might be some work involved in running the government? I do. Most of us rarely do the same thing for forty or fifty years in our lifetime, let alone a thousand! This is why I have stated in my book, that what you do during the Millennial Kingdom depends alot on what you do now, why you do it and how you do it.

 

What would you like to do in the Millennial Kingdom? What does a King wear on his head? Now is the time for earning crowns; do you know the rules for qualifying?  Get my book today at http://www.fredswolfe.com .

 

Links for my new book

The Angelus Temple, Church of the Four Square ...

The Angelus Temple, Church of the Four Square Gospel, built by Aimee Semple McPherson and dedicated January 1, 1923. The temple is opposite Echo Park, near downtown Los Angeles, California. Photographed 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is an endorsement of my new book “Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth, A Fresh Perspective to Understanding The Bible,” from Pastor Matthew Barnett, Sr. Pastor at Angelus Temple in Los Angeles:

Fred Wolfe has dedicated his life to examining the history, practice, and interpretation of the word of God. The Bible is too often misquoted, and this book will help to shed light on some common misconceptions, challenging the reader to strengthen their understanding of God. With scholarly evidence and reasoning, he has written a blueprint of The Bible’s inception as well as the deepest meanings of its words. By closely examining one’s understanding of the word of God, they will find a faith and clarity so absolute that it can never be shaken. This book is a must read, no matter where one is at in their walk with God.

 -Pastor Matthew Barnett, Co-Founder of the Dream Center

E-book link:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=rightly+dividing+the+word+of+truth%2C+a+fresh+perspective+to+understanding+the+Bible&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Arightly+dividing+the+word+of+truth%5Cc+a+fresh+perspective+to+understanding+the+Bible&ajr=0

Soft and Hard cover link:

http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/AdvancedSearch/Default.aspx?SearchTerm=wolfe

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