Traditional Teachings of the Church
I was channel surfing the other evening and I went to the DayStar channel and gave thirty minutes of my time listening to and watching one of the oldest, most established TV preachers of all time, just to see if anything had changed within the religious community, and as I suspected, nothing has. The book of Revelation was the primary focus on this particular evening.
What the hell...I'll just go ahead and tell you who this man is because he doesn't deserve anonymity when it comes to teachings such as this....his name is John Hagee.
There was a chart behind this preacher, well developed, it really looked impressive, and he pointed to the chapters in Revelation where our Lord is talking to St. John about the seven churches. I listened closely, expecting him to point out that of the seven, there were only two that our Lord was pleased with: the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia.
And why was He pleased with these two? Because they taught about the Kenites, that these two particular churches were not of the synagogue of Satan, and that delighted our Lord. The other five did not teach that.
Our Lord said this, in particular, of the church of Smyrna…
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. KJV
Who are these people that say they are Jews, and are not? The Kenites. They moved into the land of Judaea to avoid persecution and blended in with the population quite nicely. These were the people that stood within the crowd before Pontius Pilate and demanded that our Lord be crucified.
The same was found to be true with the church of Philadelphia…
Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. KJV
But this preacher glossed over this information. One would think that being in the ministry for as many years as he has been, that somewhere down the line the truth may have been presented to him in some way but apparently not, or he simply just choses to ignore it and preach his own perception of the Scriptures.
He next went to the topic of the Antichrist and simply said that it would be someone from Rome that would fulfill that position. This theory has been taught for many centuries and remains prominent even to today. But it’s simply a lie and too many people believe in it and it’s going to take a lot of souls into the Lake of Fire because they will be deceived by Satan in his role as the Antichrist.
The Antichrist is not some man, woman or child. He will not come from Rome or Europe or the United States or from any other part of this world. He will come straight from heaven when the Archangel Michael kicks him out and he lands here on earth, standing in the Dome of the Rock, claiming to be Jesus Christ..
Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Who is this dragon? Read verse 9 to find out.
Revelation 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. KJV
And finally, he covered the rapture and told the crowd that, according to chapter four of Revelation, the church would be raptured out of here before the tribulation of the Antichrist, which doesn’t appear until chapter seven. His words, not mine.
To keep it simple, he reminds the crowd, four comes before seven, emphasizing that the rapture will happen before the Antichrist is here.
This also has been taught for almost 200 years by the church and it is wrong as well. He went on to say that those that are left behind and do not receive the mark of the beast, will have their heads cut off. His words, not mine.
This is how established religion keeps people believing in the rapture theory....FEAR. If I didn't know any better, if I didn't know that the rapture theory is a heinous lie, I also would want to believe in it, rather than having my head cut off. I actually could hardly believe my ears when he said the words head cut off.
I don’t suppose that he has ever read 2nd Thessalonians, chapter 2, where Paul clearly tells us that two events must happen before our Lord returns….let’s read it for ourselves…
2nd Thessalonians 2:2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
We gather back to Him after He returns to us. We don’t return to Him. Why would anyone want to fly up into the air somewhere when the Millennium and the Eternity is going to be spent right here on good 'ole Mother Earth. Simply read Revelation 21:2...
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. KJV
Coming down from God out of heaven to rest where? Not in outer space but right here on earth. The same earth that we're living on today EXCEPT that it has been rejuvenated to the condition it was in during the first heaven/earth age. Where else could this new city go? Certainly not to Mars or Saturn or suspended in space somewhere.
Alright, continuing with Thessalonians....
2nd Thessalonians 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Paul knew that his first letter had been misunderstood by some in the church, so he quickly sent a second letter to qualify what he wrote in the first. There was dissension in the church even as it was being brought together back then. The Kenites were hard at work doing their best to confuse the people.
2nd Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
What day is being talked about here, by St. Paul? The day that our Lord will return to us. And what must happen BEFORE He returns? There must be a falling away first. What is that falling away? It’s called the Apostasy. The transferring of one’s belief from one entity to another.
In simple terms, those that believe in the Lord Jesus Christ will transfer their belief over to the Antichrist because they will think that he is the true Jesus Christ. Why? Because Satan will look, act and speak just like Christ would and they will be taken in by those lies and transfer their love from the true Christ over to the fake. Pretty simple. It’s deception by Satan.
That man of sin, the son of perdition, is none other, and can be no one other, than Satan himself.
2nd Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. KJV
Satan will portray himself as the Lord because he will look, act and speak just like He would. He will even be allowed to perform miracles, just like our Lord would, to convince the people even further.
Now, did either of these two events mention anything about a rapture of the saints? Not that I could tell.
The lies and deception of established religion will lead many souls into the arms of Satan. He has been condemned to die in the Lake of Fire and he wants to take as many souls there with him as he possibly can, and the church is doing everything it can to fulfill his goal.
And this is nothing new, these teachings have been around for many, many years and there is no lack of people willing to believe in them. As I have said before, it’s a fear factor.
People read Revelation, they don’t understand the symbology, they are scared to death by what they read, and the rapture is an easy, safe way of escaping the carnage that is sure to follow. They don’t believe our Father when He says that not one hair on our head will be moved out of place, during this time, if we have His seal in our foreheads.
Revelation 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads. KJV
but only those men which have NOT the seal of God in their foreheads. Satan can mess around with all those people that DO NOT have Father's seal in their mind but he CANNOT TOUCH those that do have His seal.
What is His seal? It’s the knowledge that this entity standing in Jerusalem, claiming to be the Son of God, is a fake. It’s knowing that the false messiah comes BEFORE the true Messiah. And the reason that most people don’t have this seal is because they never read the Bible for themselves and they listen to learned men of the cloth who lie to them.
I believe that a lot of Christians don’t want to know the truth and I also believe that many of them know that what they are told in some church is indeed a lie to begin with, but they’re too lazy to study for themselves and take responsibility of their own soul or they get caught up in the atmosphere of their church and for reasons that only they can understand, they go along with the crowd.
Are they afraid of being ridiculed? Ostracized? Made fun of? If that is the case, big deal. Put them in your rearview mirror and move on.
They are, in effect, deceiving themselves by deliberately keeping themselves ignorant of the truth.
How sad is that? To know that the outcome of believing the lies of some church system is certain death of their soul, but they’re too lazy to put forth the effort to learn the truth, and in turn, spend eternity in heaven with our Father.
They would rather believe the lies of some MAN rather than believing the words of our Creator.
If there is even a smidgen of Father’s truth in your mind, the Millennium will not be for you. You will be judged for living in the ways of the world and ignoring the true path. This does not have a happy outcome.
And the crowd in attendance cheered his every word. Pleased, no doubt, that there was an escape route and their head would not be cut off by the Antichrist.
Father will deal with these preachers in a way that only He can and I hope that the fear that He instills in them is beyond comprehension because of the souls that will be lost to these horrendous lies.
Don't be one of them.
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__22 August 2018__