Facts & Conclusions
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Jesus told his disciples that to them only was it given to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to others it would not be given.
KJV Matthew 13:10-17
10. And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11. He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15. For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
KJV Matthew 22:14
14. For many are called, but few are chosen.
KJV Matthew 7:13-14
13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Jesus said these things because he knew that his God and Father was going to call and choose a total of 144,000 human beings from the time of Able until the time just before the tribulation. All the people listed in Hebrews 11, and some not mentioned, were the olive tree, the ancient church, the first leavened loaf of bread of the ancient holy day of carnal Israel, Pentecost.
KJV Leviticus 23:17
17. Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals; they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord.
KJV Revelation 14:4
4. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
In Acts chapter 2 the Holy Spirit was given to the 120 people on Pentecost and many think this was the beginning of the church but it was the second loaf of bread, the calling of the gentiles, who would be grafted into the olive tree of the ancient saints due to the unbelief of the Jews.
KJV Romans 11:15-22
15. For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
16. For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
17. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
18. Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
19. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
20. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21. For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
The root that is holy refers to people like Abraham, Moses and King David, the branches are us, the gentiles, grafted in to partake of the root.
If we know and understand these things, we should see that all the false churches and false preachers have never been called and chosen, they do not have the Holy Spirit and are not an elect saint of God, they are not of the first fruits. What was the advice of Jesus concerning these types of people?
KJV Matthew 15:12-14
12. Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
13. But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
14. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
All the false churches, prophets and preachers are not worth the time of one of Gods elect saints, we already know their fate and nothing we say to them will change them because their minds are cauterized, seared with a hot iron, and if God is not going to call and choose them in this age then they will remain as they are.
KJV 2 Timothy 3:1-5
1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Paul gives the same advice as Jesus, turn away, leave them alone because it is God and not the saints who calls and chooses the 144,000. This number, 144,000, I believe is literal and most of these people are dead with only a very small remnant to be alive at the return of Jesus. The reason God is so careful about who He calls and chooses in this age is the following;
KJV 2 Peter 3:9
9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
KJV 1 Peter 4:17-19
17. For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18. And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19. Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
God has provided different times for humanity to have the opportunity to repent and be converted; now in this age with the 144,000, the innumerable multitude, the millennium and second resurrection. God controls this and the saints do not, we cannot convert anyone but should rather be focused on our own calling and election. We need to grow spiritually and overcome sin and endure to the end. This is how we should spend our time because now is our time; we are judged now and the world later.
This is not like the days of the Apostles when the church was organized and had the leadership of Godly men appointed to offices in the church. The church today is scattered to the four winds and the only leadership we have is Jesus by the Holy Spirit. This is why all of Gods saints today are prophets because we are being taught by divine revelation in the same way as the ancient prophets and the Apostles. We are in the wilderness, strangers and pilgrims in a world yet ruled by Satan. This is our time and we must use it wisely. Forget about all the worldly false things, let them alone, give yourself to God and Christ and grow.