MYSTERY OF GOD _WORD_ REVEALED

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					    MYSTERY OF GOD (WORD)
          REVEALED
• Let your loins be girded about, and your light
  burning;
• And yourselves like unto men that wait for their
  lord, when he will return from the wedding; that
  when he cometh and knocketh, they may open
  unto him immediately.
• Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when
  he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto
  you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to
  sit down to meat, and will cometh forth and
  serve them. (Luke.12:35-37)
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• And he shall come in the second watch, or come
  in the third watch, and find them so , blessed are
  those servants. (Luke.12:38)
• For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven
  (1)with a shout (2) with a voice of the archangel
  (3) and with the trump of God ) :And the dead in
  Christ shall rise first;
• Then we which are alive and remain shall be
  caught up together with them in the clouds, to
  meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be
  with the Lord. (1 Thessalonians.4:16-17)
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• And the Lord said who then is that faithful
  and wise steward whom his lord shall
  make ruler over his household, to give
  them their portion of meat in due season?
• Blessed is that servant, whom his lord
  when he cometh shall find so doing .
• Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make
  him ruler over all that he hath.
  (Luke.12:42-44)
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• Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that
  be saved? And he said unto them,
• Strive to enter in at the strait (narrow) gate: for
  many , I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and
  shall not be able.
• When the master of the house is risen up , and
  hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand
  without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord,
  Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say
  unto you, I know you not whence ye are.
  (Luke.13:23-25)
         THE FIRST PARABLE
          (MATTHEW.13:3-9)
• Behold, sower went forth to sow; And when he
  sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the
  fowls came and devoured them up.
• Some fell upon stony places, where they had not
  much earth: and forthwith they sprung up,
  because they had no deepness of earth.
• And when the sun was up, they were scorched;
  and because they had no root, they withered
  away.
        THE FIRST PARABLE
         (MATTHEW.13:7-8,
• And some fell among thorns; and the
  thorns sprung up, and choked them:
• But other fell into good ground, and
  brought forth fruit, some an hundred fold,
  some sixty fold some thirty fold.
• [ Hear ye therefore the parable of the
  sower : When any one heareth the word of
  the kingdom, ………Matthew.13:18:23]
         REVELATION.2:1-3
• Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write;
  these things saith he that holdeth the seven
  stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst
  of the seven golden candlestick;
• I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy
  patience, and how thou canst not bear them
  which are evil: and thou hast tried them which
  say they are apostles, and are not, and hast
  found them liars:
• And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my
  name „s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted
         REVELATION.2:4 -7
• Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee,
  because thou hast left thy first love.
• Remember therefore from whenc e thou art
  fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else
  I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy
  candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
• But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of
  the Nicolatians, which I also hate
• He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
  saith unto the churches; To him that
  overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life,
  which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
The Ephesians Church Age:
The First: Messenger – .
st.Paul
The Time Period:
AD 50 – AD 170 ,
Rev.2:1-7 & Mat.13:18-23
THE MESSENGER TO THE FIRST
       CHURCH AGE
• The Apostle Paul founded the Ephesians church
  in the middle of the first century. He was the
  prophet- messenger to the gentiles. God gave
  him the full revelation of the word for the gentile
  church. (Galatians.1:12-19)
• Paul‟s manner of ministering settle pattern that
  all future messengers were to aspire to, actually
  sets the pattern for every true minister of God.
THE MESSENGER TO THE FIRST
       CHURCH AGE
• Apostle Paul‟s ministry had a three fold quality :
• 1) This great apostle was absolutely true to the
  word, never deviating from it no matter what the
  cost.(Gal.1:8-9, 1Cor.14:36-37, 1Thess.2:13)
• 2) His ministry was in the power of the Spirit,
  thereby demonstrating the spoken word and
  written word.(1Cor.2:1-5, Acts.28:7-9,)
• 3) Apostle Paul had the evidence of the fruit of
  his God given ministry.( 2Cor.12:11,1Cor.9:2)
THE MESSENGER TO THE FIRST
       CHURCH AGE
• Apostle Paul had the means of bringing in
  multitudes of gentile sheep; he fed them,
  and he cared for them, until they are
  brought forth righteous fruit and were
  prepared to meet the Lord as part of His
  gentile bride.
• Paul was not governed by a denomination
  or any form of organized religion. He was
  absolutely Spirit led. (Galatians.1:1)
    THE EPHESIAN CHURCH
• The beautiful city of Ephesus was one of the
  three greatest cities of Asia at that time. It was
  often called the third city of Christian faith with
  Jerusalem first, and Antioch second. A very rich
  city with the Roman government, but spoke the
  Greek language.
• The name Ephesus , has a strange compound
  meaning “Aimed at” and “Relaxed”
• The local church and the attitude of the church
  through the age had become relaxed and was
  drifting, backsliding, had left its first love.
    THE EPHESIAN CHURCH
• The enemy had , in this first age of the church,
  sown anti word “seed” which would in future
  ages (The dark ages) bringing physical death to
  millions of God‟s children.
• Coming to maturity in the seventh and the last
  age, the fruit of the “seeds” sown in the Ephesus
  age would bring spiritual death to untold millions
  of professing Christians.
    THE EPHESIAN CHURCH
• The very religion of the city of Ephesus type out
  perfectly this church age and sets the tenor of
  the ages to come.
• The Ephesians worshipped the goddess, Diana.
  Diana was to the Ephesians, what Astarte was
  to the Syrians; Venus to the Romans and Isis to
  the Egyptians.
• All the different names for the same goddess
  who was worship as the “queen of heaven”. This
  worship originated with Nimrod, and his wife
  mother Semiramis and their son.
    THE EPHESIAN CHURCH
• In this church age worship of the father , mother
  and the son the trinity began. Mother Semiramis
  was worshipped as the “queen of heaven”.
• Ahab‟s wife Jezeble introduced into the worship
  of baal and Astarte, the goddess of heaven.
• Hardly a nation escaped this spiritual pollution
  and it eventually infiltrated the church,
  establishing the “ worship” of the virgin Mary.
• It is nothing less than the spirit of anti-Christ
  moving the emphasis away from the Lord Jesus
  Christ to false gods and goddess of man made
  religion.
    THE EPHESIAN CHURCH
• It would take time for the spirit of anti- Christ to
  mix Pagan ideas and theology with the new born
  Christian church.
• But already in this first age pagan influence was
  subtly infiltrating the church of Christ.
• The true believers did recognized the anti- word
  “deeds” of certain of the brethren, but never
  realized that those “deeds” would one day
  become the law of an empire which would hold
  political and spiritual dominion over the people.
   THE PAGAN RELIGION OF
  EPHESUS ( DIANA WORSHIP)
• The priest of Diana were eunuchs - basically a
  sterile anti Christ priesthood which would be
  introduce to Christianity by false church, wherein
  their priest would be forbidden to marry.
• Above and beyond the “ physical sterility” it
  reflected a spiritually sterile church which had
  drifted from their love for the word of God, and
  become unable to reproduce the word in
  everyday living.
     THE PAGAN RELIGION OF
           EPHESUS
• They became entrenched in a “ form of
  godliness” satisfies with religious ritual,
  ceremony and works of a “ dead faith” without
  Holy Ghost manifestations would be the order of
  worship.
• A high priest was the overseer of all that
  pertained to the worship of the goddess Diana.
  He was a man of political power and pubic
  influence, portraying what was already in
  progress, though not too manifested as yet in
  this first age.
     THE PAGAN RELIGION OF
           EPHESUS
• The church would son be given over to human
  leadership void of divine inspiration they would
  govern the church by human interpretations of
  the will of the will of God rather than the
  revealed word given by the messenger (angel)
  of the age. Any Holy Ghost move among the
  people would be branded as fanaticism and
  persecuted unto death. This was represented
  by pagan temple slaves who had no choice but
  obedience to the religious hierarchy.
    THE PAGAN RELIGION OF
          EPHESUS
• All this things spoke of what was to come
  in greater manifestation in future ages of
  church. Man made and man appointed
  clergy, would , political maneuvering and
  with the state help enslave the laity,
  making them servants to creeds, dogmas
  and ritual of a church ran by corrupt
  leaders, giving their power and glory over
  to anti – Christ beast spoken of in the book
  of revelation.
     THE PAGAN RELIGION OF
           EPHESUS
• The message to the each of the seven churches
  is from none other than our Lord Jesus Christ-
  one John saw standing in the midst of the seven
  golden candlesticks
• At the beginning of the message to each of the
  seven churches the Lord Jesus “ identifies”
  Himself in His position, His power, His authority,
  and His glorious attributes, by the word in the
  word , through the word He clearly identifies
  Himself in all ages. .
       THE MASSAGE TO THE
          EPHESIAN AGE
• In the right hand of power are seven stars,
  who, according to revelation 1:20, , are the
  seven church age messengers being in
  His “ right hand” first signifies His authority
  and control over His messengers and
  secondly, it signifies that the very power
  and authority of God are behind His
  messengers to every age.
       THE MESSEGE TO THE
          EPHESIAN AGE
• The messengers are represented as “stars” in
  His right hand. They are “stars” because they
  reflect light, reflecting not their own light – the
  revelation of Jesus Christ for the age in which
  they live.
• As the natural “stars” reflect their light in the
  night, when darkness covers the earth even so
  the “star messengers” in right hand of Jesus
  Christ are ordained to reflect “the light” in the
  spiritually dark night which falls upon the church.
          THE MESSEGE
• These “star messengers” would fulfill in
  their day the “Great commission” given by
  Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20.
• They speak and act upon His authority.
• The great commission is three fold.
• 1) Go, 2) Teach, and 3) Baptize.
           THE MESSEGE
• The true ministry is there to „teach‟ the
  people the word, encouraging them to live
  up – not with a church creed, but with what
  God says in His Word.
• The “true servants of God” will always
  points people to the WORD, not a church,
  not a ministry, not a sensation.
            THE MESSEGE
• Teach not the “ doctrine of the Nicolatians” or
  the doctrine of Balaam but teach them to “
  observe all things, whatsoever our Lord Jesus
  Christ has commanded in His word.
• Neither the “star messengers” or any other
  ministry is permitted to “add to” the word or
  change, subtract or compromise” that which God
  has written and “ forever settled in heaven”
  Psalms .119:89
            THE MESSEGE
• It wasn‟t the Pope, the pastor general overseer
  or the church who hung upon the cross, gave his
  blood. It was Jesus Christ. The church didn‟t Dei
  for us- it was Lord Jesus Christ the author and
  the finisher of our faith. We are espoused to
  Him and not another. We don‟t belong to the
  church. We belong to Him. As His word is life to
  us , the church creeds, dogmas , by laws and
  constitutions “ make the word , none effect”
  blinding the people to what the word of God
  actually teachers and causing them to “worship
  God in vain. Matthew.15:6-9.
           THE MESSEGE
• As the literal “candlesticks” in the
  tabernacle in the wilderness are made of
  pure gold , our righteousness is His
  righteousness, our attributes are His own
  glorious attributes our identity is found in
  Him. What He has we have to manifest.
       REVELATION.2:2-3
• “I know thy works , and thy labour, and
  patience, and how thou canst not bear
  them which are evil :and thou has tried
  them which say they are apostles, are
  not and hast borne and hast patience,
  and for my name’s sake has laboured,
  and hast not fainted.”
•           LORD JESUS CHRIST
  THE MESSEGE TO THE FIRST
        CHURCH AGE
• The Lord alone “walketh in the midst of His
  church”. For He has planted it in His own
  likeness (the word) , therefore, He would water
  over it (with His word) and He would watch over
  it, lest unbelief defile or destroy it .
• Without Christ in the midst of the church she
  simply a religious society, a club, a meaningless
  gathering of people. No matter what the good
  programs and kind efforts are, without Christ in
  the midst no life.
“Unto the angel of the church of
Ephesus write; These things saith he
that holdeth the seven stars in his right
hand, who walketh in the midst of the
seven golden candlesticks”.
(Revelation.2:1)
The one who walketh in the midst of
seven golden candlestick is none other
than the Lord Jesus Christ. At the
beginning of the message to each of the
Seven Church Ages, the Lord Jesus
“Identifies” Himself in His position, His
power, His authority and His glorious
attributes.
He “ holdeth the Seven Stars in His right
hand.” The right hand signifies the power
and authority of God. Being His “right
hand” first signifies His authority and
control over His messengers, secondly it
signifies that very power and authority of
God are behind His messengers to
every age.
    THE STAR MESSENGERS
• The messengers are represented as „star” in his
  right hand . They are “Stars” because they
  reflect light, reflecting not their own light but His
  light The Revelation of Jesus Christ for the age
  in which they live.
• As the natural stars reflect their light in the night,
  where darkness cover the earth so the “star
  messenger” in the right hand of Jesus Christ are
  ordained to reflect “the light” spiritually dark
  night which falls upon the church.
    THE WORKS OF THE FIRST
         CHURCH AGE
• Jesus knows our works, whether they are good
  or evil. According to His word or contrary to His
  word. In each church age He acknowledges the
  works of the church, acknowledging their
  suffering and expressing His care and concern
  for them.
• But He also takes full account of their spiritual
  attitudes, and behavior. Praising and
  commending them for their faithfulness and
  chastising and correcting them for areas wherein
  they were found to be compromising His word.
    THE WORKS OF THE FIRST
         CHURCH AGE
• In this first age He knows that there is weakness
  amongst them, but as yet He doest not cry out
  against it.
• But in love and mercy he encourages the saints
  in continuing to follow after that which is
  righteous, and discourages them from giving into
  the temptation to “go alone” with anti- word
  teaching.
• Knowing the works of the church in this age
  Jesus knew that the “seeds” of anti word
  teaching were already being planted by false
  apostels.
    THE WORKS OF THE FIRST
         CHUCH AGE
• “ I know thy works, thy labour, and thy patience”
• The word labour, signifies a weariness through
  oppression. There is an indication of another
  spirit is at work in the Ephesian age opposing
  the Spirit of Christ in His church.
• This opposing , anti – Christ spirit would ,
  according to Daniel 7:25 “ speak ( great) words
  against the Most High, and shall wear out the
  saints and thinks to change times and laws”
• These first age saints suffered great
  persecution. They were being “harassed”
  “oppressed” by anti-Christ false church.
FALSE APOSTLES OF THE FIRST
           AGE
• The early church fathers had to deal with
  “false apostles” who were attempting to
  “exercise authority” over the people and
  preach things which didn‟t come from the
  scriptures.
• These false apostles claim to authority and
  their teaching were “tried” ( examined by
  the word); and they were found to be liars-
  deceiving the people.
         FALSE APOSTLES
• The Apostle John Paul deals with such persons.
• “ I wrote unto the church; But Diotrephes, which
  loveth to have the preeminence among them,
  receiving us not, wherefore, if I come , I will
  remember his deeds, which doeth, prating
  against us with malicious words; and not content
  therewith, neither doth he himself receiving the
  brethren, and forbiddeth them that would , and
  casteth them out of the church”
  (3 John.9-10)
          FALSE APOSTLES
• The Apostle Paul deals with such person.
• “But shun profane and vain babblings; for they
  will increase unto more ungodliness. And their
  word will eat as doth a canker; of whom is
  Hymenaeus and Philetus; Who concerning the
  truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is
  past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
  Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth
  sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them
  that are His.” (1 Timothy.2:16-19)
          FALSE APOSTLE
• The seeds of the true church just bregan to
  sprout and manifest itself when “tares” also
  began to make itself known among the “wheat”.
• The “tares” had gained sufficient ground to
  become an hindrance and source of
  persecution, and deception to the “wheat” Sons
  and Daughters of God.
• Liked Cain persecuted and killed Abel, Ishmael
  persecuted Isaac, Esau also persecuted Jacob
  who all are the seed of God , even from Genesis
  to Revelation.
  THE MESSEGE TO THE FIRST
         CHURC AGE
• The children of this world, controlled by
  devil, hates the children of God who are
  controlled by the Holy Spirit. No matter
  how just and upright a Christian is before
  the public, and how gracious he is to his
  fellow man, dong naught but good, let him
  confess Christ as his savior and stand for
  all of what the Bible teachers, he will be
  criticized and condemned.
   THE MESSEGE TO THE FIRST
         CHURCH AGE
• The very “life” of the true Child of God is a testimony
  against the forms of godliness, and worldliness of man
  made religion. Therefore, persecution , separation from
  family and friends (for His Word sake) are nature and
  normal part of Christian life.
• The Lord acknowledges how that the saints in this
  Ephesian age has “ endured” and “patiently” dealt with
  the false apostles all for His Name sake, that Name of
  the Lord be exalted and not blasphemed. They “labour”
  to the point of exhaustion, refusing to “faint” in the face of
  any opposition.
THE LORD REPROVES HIS OWN
      IN THE FIRST AGE
• Nevertheless I have (somewhat) against thee,
  because thou hast left thy first love.
  (Revelation.2:4)
• The scenario which hast oft repeated itself in
  God‟s dealing with Israel is now sees in God‟s
  dealing with the church.
• In the history of Israel we see revival start with
  one generation only to see the fires fading into
  next. In the generation , the fire is reduced to
  glowing embers, but in the forth fourth there may
  be no trace whatsoever of that original flame.
THE LORD REPROVES HIS OWN
    IN THE EPHESIAN AGE
• This process enforces the truth that God has no
  grand children, only sons and daughters.
  Salvation is not passed on by natural birth, water
  baptism, sprinkling, etc.; or personal association
  with a church, its rituals, dogmas or creeds.
• Salvation is a “personal experience” with the
  Lord Jesus Christ, Acts 2:38 is the path which if
  followed by faith in the heart will produce an
  “experience” with Christ.
• A genuine experience will ALWAYS lead to His
  “Lordship” (by His word) over your life.
      THE LORD REPROVES
• This is what happened to the Ephesian church.
  They were getting bit formal. Absolute dedication
  to the Lord and all allegiance to his word was
  dying out and the people were concerned about
  what the world thought of them. Rather than
  what God thought of them.
• That second generation coming out was just like
  Israel. Wanting to be like other nations and
  wanting to be “recognized” a real kingdom,
  Israel demanded a “human” king to rule over
  them. When they did that, they rejected God as
  their king- they left their first love.
     THE LORD REPROVES
• The church was beginning to do exactly
  what Israel did. In this first age Christ
  reproves His own with the words;
  “Nevertheless I have (somewhat ) against
  thee because thou hast left thy first love”.
• A generation was rising that wanted to
  be “recognized” by man. Therefore, in this
  first age the “false apostles influencing the
  young church to leave its first love”
      THE LORD REPROVES
• Church began to submit, little by little to the idea
  of “ organizing” Christianity and placing under a
  “human-led” church government.
• Once the idea (seed) was sown, it wasn‟t long
  before the people began moving their allegiance
  from the word of God to the organized church
  and it creed.
• They change manner of dress, their attitudes
  and their behavior. They got lax,, that is what
  “Ephesus” means- relaxed - drifting
       THE LORD REPROVES
• But already, the church was cooling in its love for her
  Lord. One little deviation from the word was a step away
  from Christ. What Israel did the church was also doing.
• “Wherefore the Lord said ,forasmuch as this people
  draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do
  honour me , but have removed their hearts far from me,
  and their fear toward me is taught by the precepts of
  men”. (Isaiah.29:13)
• Regardless of what they said with their mouth, their lives
  told another story. Jesus said “ And why call ye me,
  Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say”
  (Luke.6:46)
THE LORD WARNS HIS OWN IN
      THE FIRST AGE
• The people were still religious but not walking
  fully in line with the Word of the Lord. There was
  a tremendous influence in the Ephesian church
  age, calling them to “add to” that Word or “ take
  from” it .
• This influence was so subtle that many were not
  able to recognize the deception. Dressed as
  “reason” and “ human understanding” this anti –
  Christ spirit was gaining a foothold in the church
  exactly as the Devil gained ground in the garden
  of Eden.
        THE LORD WARNS …
• “Remember therefore from when thou art fallen, and
  repent and do the first works or else I will come unto
  thee quickly and will remove thy candlestick out of this
  place except thou repent. (JESUS- Rev.2:5)
• The church was commanded to “ remember” where and
  how the church started- on the day of Pentecost;
  recognized their “fallen” state and “REPENT” for straying
  from the “ Original” fire, power and message of
  Pentecost, as much as they did.
• And do the “first works” over again. Failure to do as
  Christ commanded means the “ removal of the
  candlestick (the light) out of it‟ s place.”
         THE LORD WARNS
• The Lord‟s warning is to entire church age,
  specially the generation which was witnessing
  the closing of the Ephesian age.
• Those who failed to Repent and do the first
  works would be “ blotted out” of the „Book of
  Life‟ (Revelation.3:5)
• This warning came to pass to the „local‟ church
  at Ephesus, the candlestick was removed. By
  the end of the „Age‟ the City of Ephesus was in
  ruins and not one Christian remained in what
  was now a neglected village.
RUINED AND NEGLECTED
      EPHESUS
  THE DECEPTION OF THIS AGE
• “But this thou, Hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the
  Nicolatians, which I also hate.” ( Revelation .2:6)
• There was a heretical group existing “within” and “under”
  the banner of Christian Church, in the Ephesian age. In
  His message to the Ephesian age, JESUS
  acknowledges the Nicolaitan to be an “ identifiable
  group”
• The Elect seed of God in this age recognized this group,
  they hated what this group was doing. This “seeds” of
  the “deeds” of the Nicolaitans would through the ages
  become a doctrine and the way of the “organized”
  church.
 THE DECEPTION OF THIS AGE
• The “deeds” of the Nicolaitans would indeed
  mushroom in to a rebellion against the“
  “Absolute Authority” of the word of God. With
  theses “deeds” man would “inject” his own ideas
  into how the church should run.
• The very name “Nicolaitan” comes from the two
  Greek words; „NIKO‟ which means to conquer;
  and „LAOS‟ ,which means the laity.
• These „false‟ Nicolaitan teachers in the church
  began to elevate the clergy above the laity. This
  distinction did not exist in the beginning.
 THE DECEPTION OF THIS AGE
• The “clergy order” being set in motion by the
  Nicolaitan, hear in Ephesian age would later
  developed into the Papal hierarchy of priests
  and clergy over the laity. For centuries the
  Roman Catholic Church “enforced” this doctrine
  of Nicolaitanism on the people.
• Following the great reformation, all protestant
  churches also eventually adopted this pattern.
  This anti scripture separation of clergy from the
  laity is a great evil in the eyes of the God and He
  hates it.
PETER WARNS (2.Peter.2:1-3)
• “But there were false prophets also among
  people, even as there shall be false teachers
  among you, who privily shall bring in damnable
  heresies, even denying the Lord that bought
  them, and bring upon themselves swift
  destruction.
• And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by
  reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil
  spoken of.
• And through covetousness (greed) shall they
  feigned (false) words make merchandise of you.
 THE DECEPTION OF THIS AGE
• In this modern age in which we live
  Nicolaitanism has descended into the
  shameful prideful spirit of control,
  manipulation, domination and intimidation
  and a rebellion of the rightful authority of
  God in the lives of the believers.
• Nicolaitanism denies the biblical
  “Priesthood” of the believers by few
  elevated clergy.
         THE LORD WARNS
• A true and genuine ministry is there to “teach”
  the people the Word, encouraging them to line
  up not with a church creed, but with what God
  says in the bible.
• The true servants of God will always point the
  people to the Word. Jesus said “ man shall not
  live by bread alone, but by every word that
  proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
  (Matthew.4:4)
• The spirit of Nicolaitans points people to a
  church ,a group, ministry or a sensation.
  THE FINAL EXHORTATION TO
         THE EPHESUS
• “To him that over cometh will I give to eat of the
  tree of life, which is IN THE MIDST OF THE
  PARADISE OF GOD.” (Revelation.2:7)
• The “over comer” is one who engages in a
  “battle” with opposing forces and “ over come”
  them.
• The” over comers” over come the influence of
  false teachers, Nicolatanism and man made
  (Lie- deception) religion.
  THE FINAL EXHORTATION TO
         THE EPHESUS
• “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true
  worshipers shall worship the Father in Spirit and
  in Truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship
  Him. (John.4:23)
• They overcame, not by their own strength, but
  by virtue of the Word of God (Revelation), which
  abideth in them.      (1John.2:14)
• To over come one must stay with ,not with a
  church, a creed, a sensation, but stay what God
  says in His word. (1John.4:4)
  THE FINAL EXHORTATION TO
         THE EPHESUS
• The “tree of life” is mentioned three times in the
  book of Genesis and three times in the book of
  Revelation In all six places it is the same tree
  (law governing life)
• “And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers
  of water, that bringeth forth His fruit in his
  Season.” (Psalm.1:3)
• “He that hath the Son hath life: and he that hath
  not the Son hath not life” (John.5:12)
• Bible states plainly and clearly that the life
  eternal is in the Lord Jesus Christ (the Son)
   PROVERBS.25:2

  IT IS THE GLORY OF GOD TO
  CONCEAL A THING: BUT THE
HONOUR OF KINGS (ROYAL) IS TO
   SEARCH OUT THE MATTER.
            LUKE.3:17
• “ WHOSE (Jesus) FAN IS IN HIS HAND,
  AND HE WILL THROUGHLY PURGE HIS
  FLOOR, AND WILL GATHER THE
  WHEAT INTO HIS GARNER ; BUT
  CHAFF HE WILL BURN WITH FIRE
  UNQUENCHABLE.”
    THE CHURCH IN SMYRNA
    ( The Second Church Age)
• THE SECOND PARABLE
• Matthew.13:24-26
• “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a
  man which sowed good seed in his field:
  But when men slept, his enemy came and
  sowed tares among the wheat, and went
  his way. But when the blade was sprung
  up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared
  the tares also.”
    THE SECOND PARABLE
• MATTHEW.13:27-28
• “So the servants of the householder came
  and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow
  good seed in the field? From whence then
  hath it tares? He said unto them, An
  enemy hath done this. The servants said
  unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and
  gather them up?”
    THE SECOND PARABLE
• MATTHEW.13:29-30
• “But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up
  the tares, ye root up also the wheat with
  them. Let both grow together until the
  harvest: I will say to the reapers, Gather
  ye together first the tares, and bind them
  in BUNDLES to burn them: but gather the
  wheat into my barn.”
    THE SECOND PARABLE
• MATTHEW.13:37-39
• “He that soweth the good seed is the Son
  of man; The field is the world; the good
  seed are the children of the kingdom; but
  the tares are the children of the wicked
  one; The enemy that sowed them is the
  devil; the harvest is the end of the world;
  reapers are the angels (messengers).”
     THE SECOND PARABLE
• MATTHEW.13:40-41
• “As therefore the tares are gathered and burned
  in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
  The Son of man shall send forth his angels and
  they shall gather out of his kingdom all things
  (scandals) that offend, and them which do
  iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of
  fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
  THEN SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS SHINE
  FORTH AS THE SUN IN THE KINGDOM OF
  THEIR FATHER. Who hat ears to hear , let him
  hear.”
 THE SMYRNA CHURCH AGE
• REVELATION.2:8-9
• “And unto the angel of the church in
  Smyrna write; These things saith the first
  and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
• I know thy works, and thy 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.
 THE SMYRNA CHURCH AGE
• REVELATION.2:10-11
• “Fear none of those things which thou shalt
  suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you
  into prison , that have tribulation ten days be
  thou faithful unto to death, and I will give thee a
  crown of life.
• He that hath an ear , let him hear what the Spirit
  saith unto the churches; He that overcometh
  shall not be hurt of the second death.
THE SMYYRNA CHURCH AGE

TIME PERIOD – 170 AD TO 312 AD

THE MESSENGER – IRENAEUS

THE BIBLE REFERENCE - REV.2:8-11

THE CITY - SMYRNA
 THE MESSENGER - IRENAEUS
• Using God‟s rule, the character and the
  attributes of the ministry of the Apostle Paul
  becomes a guideline in choosing all other
  church age messengers. There are certain
  attributes of character and ministry which are
  common to all of God‟s major messengers.
• Paul‟s manner of ministering set the pattern that
  all messengers and ministers of God were to
  aspire to, though not all would attain to such
  height in the prophetic realm as did by Paul.
 THE MESSENGER - IRENAEUS
• Irenaeus was exalted by the Lord to be the
  messenger to the second church age. He
  was the disciple of that great saint and
  warrior of faith , POLICARP.
• POLICARP was one of truly illustrious
  saint of all ages when viewed in the light of
  blameless life.
• In his old age POLICARP was martyred.
 THE MESSENGER - IRENAEUS
• IRENAEUS was militant against any form
  of organization, with “ man over man”
  controlling the church. His life was one of
  the great Holy Spirit manifestations
  glorifying God. And it is no doubt that
  IRENAEUS sat at the feet of that great
  man POLICARP and learned Christian
  graces that flowed from the POLICARP‟S
  consecrated life.
 THE MESSENGER - IRENAEUS
• IRENAEUS clearly taught the Word
  always conforming to its original precepts.
  ( the foundation of Apostles & Prophets,
  Jesus Christ Himself the chief corner
  stone.- Eph.2:20) His churches in France
  known to have the gifts of the Spirit among
  them. For the saints spoke in tongues
  prophesied, raised the dead and heal the
  sick by the prayer of faith.
THE MESSENGER- IRENAEUS
• Recognizing the danger of the “deeds of the
  Nicolatians” Irenaeus opposed any organized
  brotherhood among elders, pastors etc. He
  stood solidly for a unified, Spirit – filled church –
  manifesting the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He stood
  for a Sovereign God working Sovereignly in the
  power of the Spirit in each local body of
  believers.
• He was also clear on his understanding of the
  Godhead. And since he was the disciple of
  POLICARP, who in turn was disciple of JOHN,
  we can know for sure he had a perfect teaching.
 THE MESSENGER - IRENAEUS
• “All the other expression, likewise, bring
  out the title of One and the same Being,
  the Lord of power, the Lord, the Father of
  all ,God almighty, Most High, Creator,
  Maker, and such like, these are not the
  names and titles of a succession of
  different beings, but One and the Same.”
•                IRENAEUS
• Vol.1. Page 412, Ante Nicene Fathers.
 THE MESSENGER - IRENAEUS
• Irenaeus understood clearly all these
  “titles” were not referring different “person”
  but as other titles such as Rose of Sharon,
  Bright and Morning Star, Fairest of Ten
  Thousand, etc. All point to One God.
• His manifested Name
• LORD JESUS CHRIST.
 THE MESSENGER - IRENAEUS
• The messenger to the Church Age was
  steadfast in his allegiance to the WORD of GOD.
  This characteristic, along with his wonderful
  understanding of scriptures , and manifestation
  of power of God upon that ministry vindicates
  him to have been God‟s choice for the age.
• Irenaeus posses a balance of fruit, power, and
  leadership in the Holy Spirit, and the Word. In
  this age he was one who influence the age for
  God by means of a ministry which was solidly
  based on the word, in the power and
  demonstration of the Holy Spirit .
     SMYRNA CHURCH AGE
• Christ graciously acknowledges that He is
  aware of the suffering of His Elect Children
  in this age. He encourages them to “be
  faithful unto death”. He then points out the
  “false ones” who are still very active in the
  age – identifying them as “the Synagogue
  of Satan”. They are not proclaiming
  themselves to be thus – just the opposite –
  they are professing to be “true believers”
    SMYRNA CHURCH AGE
• It almost seems impossible that Church
  should go quickly from Holy Ghost control
  to Satanic control, through “ false
  brethren” who bring in damnable heresies
  (2 Pet. 2:1). To understand this scenario
  we need only to remember what happened
  to Israel in it‟s exodus. In less than five
  months Israel went from worshiping
  JEHOVAH on the shores Red Sea to
  worshiping “ golden calf” in the wilderness.
      SMYRNA – THE CITY
  (The false church gains ground)
• The city of Smyrna was little north of Ephesus at
  the mouth of smyrna gulf. Because of its very
  fine harbor it was a commercial center renowned
  for its exports. It was also distinguished for its
  schools of rhetoric, philosophy, medicine
  ,science, and fine building . Many Jews lived
  there, and they were bitterly opposed to
  Christianity, even more than Romans. In fact
  ,Policarp the first Bishop at Smynan was
  martyred by the Jews.
            SMYRNA – THE CITY
• The name of the city means “bitter” being derived from
  the word Myrrh. Myrrh was used in embalming the
  dead. Thus we have a two fold significance found in
  the name of this age. It was bitter age filled with death.
  The two vines within the framework of the church
  would this age drift further apart with the “false vine”
  harboring an even increasing bitterness towards the
  “true vine” . Spiritual death reigned in the false vine ,
  causing them to persecute unto physical death to the
  remnants of the true vine.
• Thus the admonition of the Lord to His Elected
  Children in Smyrnaen Age “ BE THOU FAITHFUL
  UNTO DEATH AND I WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN.”
  (Revelation.2:10)
       SMYRNA – THE CITY
• Seeing these (little by little) things
  overtaking the church, was in “bitterness”
  instead to the heart and soul of the true
  vine.
• Taking a stand against it would cost them
  their lives. What transpires in the local
  smyrna church and in the city was but a
  reflection of what was to transpire in the
  Second (Smyrnean) Church Age.
       SMYRNA – THE CITY
• In this city there were two famous temples. One
  was the temple erected to the worship of ZEUS
  (a false god) , and the other was erected to
  CYBELE (a false goddess).
• And between those two temples was found the
  most beautiful road of ancient times called“
  “golden street” was an indication of greater
  influence which paganism would have within the
  framework of the Christian church –
  strengthening the false vine but weakening the
  true vine.
       SMYRNA – THE CITY
• Paganism was known to flourish greatly in
  Rome, in Rome the false vine , riddles with
  paganism would find its resting place. From
  these false vine church would spread it‟s false
  doctrines around the world.
• The joining the two pagan temples of a god and
  goddess would ( in a latter age) influence the
  false vine church to introduce “ Mother (Mary)
  and Son ( Jesus) worship. Mary would be
  elevated to a position co- equalness with Jesus
  Christ, and was given the title of “ Mother of
  God”.
     The message to the Second
        Church Age - Smyrna
• “And unto the angel of the church of Smyrna
  write; these things saith the First and the Last,
  which was dead and is alive” (Revelation.2:8)
• Addressing the messenger to this second age
  Jesus adds to the revelation of His Deity given to
  Ephesian age. Now, He declares Himself to be “
  the First and the Last, which was dead, and is
  alive;”
• To John in revelation, Jesus affirmed His
  “absolute Deity” saying “I am Alpha And Omega,
  saith the Lord which is , and which was , and
  which is to come, the Almighty…
     The message to the Second
        Church Age - Smyrna
• Lord Jesus Christ is not first, second or third
  „Person‟ – He is the One and Only Person in the
  Godhead.
• The first Adam took “life” and through
  disobedience turned it into “death”. Jesus Christ,
  the Second Adam, through , a sinless birth and
  absolute obedience to Every Word, takes
  “death” and turns it into “Eternal life” the First
  Adam took innocence and turned it into guilt.
     The message to the Second
        Church Age - Smyrna
• On the basis of “Faith” in what He did, Jesus
  Christ takes “ our guilt” and turns it into
  “innocence” giving us the Power (the Holy Spirit)
  in our lives to rise above the dominion of the
  world, the flesh and the devil.
• “Behold, I give unto you power … over all the
  power of the enemy” ( luke.10;19) and“ “sin shall
  not have dominion over you. (Romans.6:14)
    The message to the Second
       Church Age - Smyrna
• Seeing other influence, at work in the
  church , taking the leadership and
  authority of “man” over and above the
  leadership and authority of the Holy Ghost,
  The Lord Jesus Christ issues these
  messages to each Church Ages,
  reaffirming His Deity and His claim to His
  Elected Church, which He has purchased
  with His own blood. He warns the false
  vine, but comforts the true vine
    The Message to the Smyrna
           Church Age
• “I know thy works, and tribulation, and
  poverty,( but thou art rich).” Rev.2:9
• Jesus comforts His children with the
  knowledge that He KNOWS The tribulation
  and poverty they are called to endure in
  this age. He encourages them with the
  revelation that though they be enduring
  tribulation, and suffering poverty, yet they
  are rich Spiritually.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• The Smyrnaen Saints had their treasures in
  heaven, their “potion” on earth, in this second
  age was “tribulation and poverty”
• In the second church age the Elect of God are
  under pressure from “within” and from “without”.
  From “within” they feel the pressure of “deeds of
  the Nicholatians” brought over from the first age,
  and the pressure of the “false Jews” in the
  “Synagogue of Satan” hear in Smyrna age.
• The “false “ ones in their midst, under a religious
  anti-Christ anointing introduces “man made
  order” to the True Church of Christ.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• But from without, the Christian Church (both true
  and false vine) is being persecuted by Jews and
  pagans.
• The Christian faith was a “threat” to Judaism. To
  the pagans, the Christians were a rebuke to all
  that paganism stood for- idol worship, the
  worship of emperors, pagan customs, festivals
  and their immoral living.
• Therefore, the faithful saints were in a warfare
  against “deception” from within and
  “persecution” from outside –”The Tribulation”
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• “And I know the blasphemy of them which say
  they are Jews, and are not, but are the
  Synagogue of Satan” (Rev.2:9)
• This perfectly describes the false Jews and
  those of Satan‟s Synagogue in this second age.
• Many of these Jews are (self) righteous men,
  but like the pharisees of Jesus ‟s day full of
  unbelief in their heart , and the fear of God is
  taught by the precepts of men.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• What does it mean by “Synagogue of Satan” .
  The Synagogue is not unlike our use of the word
  “Church”. It is the“ “Gathering together” of the
  people.
• The Synagogue of Satan is a church under
  Satan‟s control by deception. The deception is
  that the people “think” they are doing God a
  service, when in reality there works, creeds, and
  dogma is a dishonour - to God. In fact God
  called it “Blasphemy”.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• That same religious spirit is right among us
  today practically , all churches (Christian
  denominations) claim to be the Original and the
  True Church.
• Pointing to a particular church or religious group,
  they proclaim that salvation is found only in that
  church or group.
• One church claims to posses the keys of the
  kingdom which they received from Peter. Of
  cause ,they have Absolutely No Scripture or
  Historical Proof for this claim.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• In this age , under Satan‟s influence like Eve in
  the garden they continue to “add to” and “take
  away” from the Word. This then, is Satan‟s
  Synagogue full of Blasphemy, in which the
  deeds of the doctrine of Nicolaitanism are
  already deeply rooted.
• A few more years and this “Synagogue of
  Satan‟ enthrone a “Man” their Leader, and give
  him a “triple” crown falsely signifying his
  influence in heaven, hell and so called purgatory
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• You might call yourself a “Christian” because
  you are a member of a particular
  Denominational, Inter- Denominational , or Non-
  Denominational church or group, but church
  membership does not make a Christian.
• To belong to a church is have the “spirit” of that
  church and be “like that church” or what that
  church teachers.
• But to be a “Christian” is to be “Christ- like‟. If
  you “Christ – like” then you will do what He says
  in His WORD.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• If indeed you are a Christian you will Grow
  Spiritually. There is more to being a Christian
  than just saying “ I believe in God”. That doesn‟t
  make you a Christian. Going to church doesn‟t
  make you a Christian.
• Only a personal EXPERIENCE with Jesus Christ
  can make you “Christ – Like”. And if you had that
  EXPERIENCE you will “walk in the light of His
  Word” as He reveals it to you. By grace , you will
  Endeavour to Believe, Obey, and Live by Every
  Word.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• “ If we say that we have fellowship with him, and
  walk in darkness we lie, and do not the truth”
  (1John.1:6)
• The blood will only atone for our sins as” we
  continue to walk in his word”, failure to “walk in
  the light” takes us out from under the atonement.
• “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
  we have fellowship one with another, and the
  blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from
  all sin” (1John.1:7)
    The Message to the SMYRNA
           Church Age
• In the Smyrna age the church became Hybrid –
  a mixture. Even today nominal church is a
  Hybrid product.
• People say “I am Baptist, I am Methodist, I am
  Pentecostal”. But it was not so in the beginning.
• Instead of saying what the Bible says, the
  people just recite a creed, ritual , programs and
  ceremony have taken the place of spontaneous
  praise in the Holy Ghost and Holy Ghost filled
  men, preaching the Word in its Power.
    The Message to the Smyrna
           Church Age
• Hybrid religion reject portions of the word,
  saying that “ It is not for this day” or “We
  don‟t have to do this and that”
• They believe the church not the Bible. No
  organized religion has ever had a “ Life –
  Giving” word revival. Once they organized
  they died. No Hybrid product can
  “produce” life.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• “Fear none of those things which thou shalt
  suffer; Behold the devil shall cast some of you
  into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall
  have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto
  death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
  (Rev.2:10)
• The Saints in this age were persecuted,
  imprisoned and tortured even unto death. They
  were fed to the lions, given to the Gladiators
  sword.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• EXACTLY AS THE Lord said , they were cast
  into prison, they were severely tried and tested.
• But He spoke of a “Span of time Ten Day “
  where in they would suffer “Tribulation”. This is a
  prophecy. Taking a day for a year this prophecy
  refers to the last ten year reign of DIOCLETIAN,
  the most cruel of all the Roman Emperors. He
  launched a ten year reign of terror against the
  Saints of God.
• Lord was mindful of them and their sufferings.
  He gave them the promise “ be thou faithful unto
  death, I will give thee a crown of life.
     The Message to the Smyrna
            Church Age
• He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
  saith unto the churches; He that overcometh
  shall not be hurt of the second death “
  (Rev.2:11)
• What is this „Second death‟ ? The answer is
  Rev. 20:14 “And death and hell were cast into
  the lake of fire. This is the second death.”
• The over comers in all ages , receiving a crown
  of eternal life., will escape the “second death”.
  Death in the flesh comes to al of us (except the
  raptured saints). But whosoever was not found
  in the book of life was cast into lake of fire.
     The Message to the Second
           Church Age
• Thank God for the hope which we have in our
  Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thank God for the
  Revelation of Him in His Word.
• “And this is the Father‟s will which hath sent me,
  that of all which he hath given me I should lose
  nothing, but should raise it up again at the last
  day.” (John.6:39)
• No man can come to me except the Father
  which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise
  him up the last day. (John.6:44)
THE PERGAMOS CHURCH AGE
    (The Third Church Age)
• THE THIRD PARABLE
• Matthew.13:31-32
• “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of
  mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in
  his field:
• Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when
  it is grown. It is greatest among herbs, and
  becometh a tree, so that birds of the air come
  and lodge in the branches thereof”
THE KINGDOM HEAVEN IS LIKE UNTO MUSTARD SEED GROWN TO A TREE
The Third Parable (Pergamos Age)
• The man who sowed the mustard seed in his
  own garden represent the Son of Man. He
  sowed the mustard seed of the Gospel of
  salvation, which bore life and grew into a small
  plant, the small group of believers on the Day of
  Pentecost.
• As it continued to grow, it produced more
  branches and more leaves. By and by it came to
  look like a small tree as the church grew. The
  mustard tree is actually an herb. And like all
  herbs, it has medicinal value.
           The Third Parable
• By the time the Church had entered into the
  Pergamean Church Age ( the beginning of the
  4th century AD) Constantine the new emperor of
  Rome, embraced Christianity in 312 AD after his
  “vision” of the Cross (in this sign you will be
  victorious) By it he had several victories in his
  battle campaign for the Roman Empire.
• He pronounced Christianity The state religion.
  From 320 -330 AD, Constantine began to attack
  paganism.
           The Third Parable
• Through the government he often persuaded
  people to follow the law by combining pagan
  worship with the Christianity. Those who were
  “converted” to “Roman Christianity were safe
  from persecution.
• This attracted the men of higher societies and
  ranks –the rich, the noble, the aristocrat, and
  even pagan priests and religious leaders- to find
  shelter in the Church for their personal benefit.
• These were the birds that came to perch on the
  branches for shelter, comfort and protection.
          The Third Parable
• These birds did not contribute anything to
  the mustard tree except their weight and
  their droppings which soon weighed down
  and polluted the tree. (The Church)
• With all these strange birds coming
  together on the tree, there was a constant
  noisy chirping of the different calls of the
  birds. This noise was the argument and
  debates over certain Church affairs.
           The Third Parable
• Through the argument as to whether the Lord
  Jesus Christ was God or Man, a teaching stirred
  up by Arius, a priest of Egyptian Alexandria, a
  council was convened at Nicea, in 325 AD under
  the order of Constantine.
• The product of that council was the false
  theological understanding of God known as the
  Holy Trinity, which is accepted by almost all in
  CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
    PERGAMOS CHURCH AGE
      (The Third Church Age)
• REVELATION.2:12-13.
• And to angel of the church in Pergamos write;
  These things saith he which hath the sharp
  sword with two edges;
• I know thy works and where thou dwellest, even
  where Satan‟s seat is :and thou holdest fast my
  name, and hast not denied my faith, even in
  those days wherein Antipas was my faithful
  martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan
  dwelleth
    PERGAMOS CHURCH AGE
      (The Third Church Age)
• REVELATION.2:14-17.
• But I have a few things against thee,
  because thou hast there them hold the
  doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to
  cast a stumbling block before the children
  of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols,
  and to commit fornication.
• So hast thou also them that hold the
  doctrine of Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
    PERGAMOS CHURCH AGE
      (The Third Church Age)
• REVELATION.2:16-17.
• Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly,
  and will fight against them with the sword of my
  mouth.
• He that hath a ear, let him hear what the Spirit
  saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh
  will I give him a white stone, and in the stone a
  new name written, which no man knoweth
  saving he that receiveth it.
THE PERGAMOS CHURCH AGE

THE TIME PERIOD- 312 AD TO 606 AD

THE MESSENGER – St. MARTIN

THE BIBLE REF. REV. 2:12-17

THE CITY- PERGAMOS
         THE TIME PERIOD
• The Perganean age lasted almost 300
  years, from 312 to 606 AD.
• In this age Christ is standing in the midst
  with a sharp two edges sword. He
  comforts His own and further contends
  with the “doctrines” of Balaam and the
  Nicolaitans.
• In this age He speaks of “Satan‟s Seat”
  and where Satan dwelleth. .
THE MESSENGER – St. Martin
• St. Martin‟s ministry to the PERGAMEAN age
  was powerful in and demonstration of Spirit. He
  too stayed with the “ original word”, rejecting any
  suggestion to “add “ human opinion and ideas.
• Born in 315 AD in Hungary, the greater part of
  his ministry was in France, where he labored in
  and tours as a bishop. Having fought “The good
  fight” for the truth he went to be with the Lord in
  399 AD.
 THE MESSENGER- St Martin
• Prior to his “call” to the ministry of the Gospel
  Martin was a professional soldier. Leaving the
  army he became a leader in the church. His love
  for the Lord and his zeal for the word was
  manifested in his very militant stand against
  pagan idolatry.
• He cut down the groves, broke up the images
  and pulled down the alters- proclaimed the truth
  of the One True and LIVING GOD.
 THE MESSENGER- St. Martin
• Historians acknowledges that on at least on
  three occasions he raised the dead by faith in
  the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
• There was no fear in the eyes of Martin when he
  stood for the revealed word of God. He had no
  respect of persons. He even did not fear the
  Emperor.
• Martin was a man of prayer. He was able to
  demonstrate God‟s glorious power against the
  enemies who came against him by bringing
  down fire from heaven.
 THE MESSENGER- St. Martin
• Too often when men are mightily used of Lord
  with signs and wonders following their ministries,
  they became lifted up with pride. But not so with
  Martin. He ever remained the humble servant of
  God.
• By signs and wonders, by the power of the Holy
  Ghost, Martin was truly vindicated as the
  Messenger to the Pergamean Church Age. But
  not only he was gifted by great ministry, he
  himself was forever true to the Word of God.
 THE MESSENGER –St Martin
• A biographer wrote of him.
• “No one ever saw him angry, disturbed, grieving
  or laughing. He was always one and the same ,
  and seemed something beyond mortal, wearing
  on his countenance a sort of celestial joy. Never
  was anything on his lips but Christ, never
  anything in his heart but piety, peace, and pity.
  Many hated him for virtues they themselves did
  not possess and could not imitate; and Alas!
  His bitterest assailants were bishops.”
   THE CITY OF PERGAMOS
• The ancient name for the city was
  Pergamum. The city was located in Mysia,
  in a district watered by three rivers. It was
  described as the most illustrious city in
  Asia. It was a city of culture with a library
  second only to that in Alexandria.
• Yet it was a city of great sin, given to
  licentious rites of worship of false gods
   The Message to the Pergamos
           Church Age
• “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos
  write: These things saith he which hath the
  sharp sword with two edges”” (Revelation.2:12)
• In the Ephesian age he was revealed as the
  unchanging God. In the Smyrna age He is the
  One True God. In the Pergamean age He is
  revealed as the “sharp two edged sword”. This
  sword the word of God. One with sharp sword
  two edges is standing in the midst of the church
  exercising His authority and power.
     The Message to the Age
• In this age He stands with two –edged
  sword warning that except they manage
  “repentance” he would come and fight
  against them with the sword of his mouth.
• His eternal word gives us the sword to
  defend ourselves against the attacks of
  Satan.
 The Message to the Third Age
• “ I know thy works, and where thou dwelleth,
  even where Satan‟s seat is: and thou holdest
  fast My Name, and hast not denied My faith,
  even those days where in Antipas was my
  faithful Martyr, who was slain among you, where
  Satan dwelleth” (Revelation.2:13)
• To all ages Jesus simply states “I know thy
  works” .And Jesus knows your works whether
  they be according to his word or contrary to his
  word. Jesus judges every church/ individual by
  His word the sharp two edged sword of the Spirit
 The Message to the Third Church
              age
• Jesus commends His Elect children for holding
  fast to the Revelation of His Name. In an age
  when false vine influence was pushing aside the
  Name of the Lord Jesus Christ in favor of the
  “titles” of Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
• In the third century the actual Name was
  beginning to lose its significance for a lot of
  professing Christians.
• The trinity teaching of “three persons” in the
  Godhead becomes a cardinal doctrine of false
  vine church in the Pergamean Age.
 The Message to the Third Church
              Age
• The Bible says “ And whatsoever ye do in word
  or in deed. Do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus”
  (Colossians.3:17)
• The false vine church established the ritual of
  doing everything “ in the name of the Father,
  and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Name
  was excluded. A teaching in the second age now
  a doctrine in the third age
• The Revelation of the Name would be lost to the
  true vine church until the last (7) church age
  wherein God would restore through the
  Messenger to last Age.
 The Message to the Third Age
• Never lose the “Significance” of the Name Lord
  Jesus Christ. “For neither is there salvation in
  any other; for there is none other Name under
  heaven given among men, whereby we must be
  saved”. (Acts.4:12)
• In the Pergamean age human church leadership
  caused people to trust in church membership,
  human priestly authority than what the WORD
  said.
 The Message to the Third Age
• Some of the “faithful ones” paid the high
  price for “holding fast unto His NAME and
  not denying His FAITH (Word)
• ANTIPASS rejected these false teachings,
  particularly the doctrine of trinity and the
  water baptism in titles. He held fast to the
  NAME of his Lord. He did not deny the
  FAITH (the true Revelation of Christ) and
  he paid for it with his life.
 The Message to the Third Church
              Age
• In the second age Jesus spoke of the false
  vine church being “the synagogue of
  Satan” in this age He calls it “Satan‟s
  Seat” or “where Satan dwelleth”.
• History will takes us back to Genesis and
  shows “Satan‟s seat in the beginning even
  go beyond Genesis, and trace it down to
  Pergamos and in to this present age.
               The Message
• The Bible ( Ezekiel. 28:13-15) says Satan first
  attempted to Establish His “seat of authority”
  over and above the throne of God. He also
  aspired to exalt himself above the stars of God,
  and set in the temple of God and be worship as
  God.
• Only way he is able to partially fulfill his
  aspiration is through “deceit”. He would have to
  impersonate what God has done and is doing.
• Deceive the people into thinking they are
  following and worshiping God
               The Message
• In the beginning Satan placed his seat in the
  midst of the Garden to mislead (pervert) Eve.
  There after he placed himself through Cain and
  the seed of Cain in the midst of the true seed of
  Adam (Sons of God).
• After the flood ,when Noah and his family began
  repopulate the earth again Satan once again
  sought to interfere in the plan of God.
• This time using Ham, the son of Noah. Out of
  Ham came Cush, out of Cush came Nimrod.
  Beginning of Nimrod‟s kingdom was Babel
             The Message
• The Babel is the original name for Babylon
  which means confusion. Fro Babylon
  came the worship of false Gods. The false
  worship of “Mother” and “Child. A religious
  tradition which is traced all the way to the
  third century church age.
• Infiltration and impersonation Christianity
  Babylon became the “Seat of Satan”
        JOHN.9:31
 NOW WE KNOW THAT GOD HEARETH
 NOT SINNERS: BUT IF ANY MAN BE A
WORSHIPPER OF GOD, AND DOETH HIS
       WILL, HIM HE HEARETH
   The Message to Pergomos
• “But I have a few things against thee,
  because thou hast there them that hold
  the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac
  to cast a stumbling block before the
  children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed
  unto idols, and to commit fornication.
• So hast thou also them that hold the
  doctrine of Nicolaitans, which I hate.”
•         REVELATION.2:14-15
    The Message to Pergomos
• Lord Jesus Christ with the two – edged sword
  was again separating “truth” from “error”, and
  “light” from “darkness”.
• Beginning with creation in Genesis the Lord
  “divided the light from darkness and all the way
  through the Seven Gentile Church Ages He is
  separating light from darkness.
• Bible shows that God is a Separator not a mixer.
• Through spiritual weakness and blindness and
  the fear of rejection by people, modern day
  church allowing the devil to mix everything.
   The Message to Pergomos
• “For such are false apostles, deceitful
  workers, transforming themselves into the
  apostles of Christ.
• And no marvel; for Satan himself is
  transformed into an angel of light”
  (2.Corinthians11:13-14)
• In Pergamos the Lord denounces two
  doctrines which He hates ;”the doctrine of
  Balaam” and “the doctrine of Nicolaitans”
      The Doctrine of Balaam
• Balaam is an old testament character with now a
  famous reputation of being a “ False Prophet”.
  He is also known as a typical Hireling Prophet
  out of personal gain.
• He was hired by Balak , king of Moabites to
  curse Israelites who were encamped in a desert
  near Moab.
• For personal gain and popularity Balaam were
  more than willing to compromise with the worldly
  Moab.
      The Doctrine of Balaam
• Balaam attempted three times to curse Israel,
  but every time that he opened His mouth to
  curse them, God caused him to bless them.
• Finally, Balaam came with an idea to
  undermined the faith of the Israelites. He would
  deceive them into voluntarily corrupting and
  defiling their separation unto the Lord.
• Balaam counseled Balak to invite the Israelites
  to worship and feast with them (Num.31:16-
  Deut.23:4); and entice them to intermingle and
  inter marry with Moabites (Num.25)
       The Doctrine of Balaam
• Like Israel, the Church was called to be
  separated unto the Lord and commanded to
  have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of
  darkness and unbelief.
• But in this Pergamos Age false prophets began
  to entice many Christians to accept, intermingle
  and inter- marrying with pagan and pagan
  religion.
• Idolatry was brought into the Church in the form
  of false doctrine of godhead (trinity) a false water
  baptism, infant baptism, the worship of dead
  saints.
     The Doctrine of Balaam
• Come out of her (false church), my people,
  that ye be not partakers of her sins, and
  that ye receive not of her plagues.
  (Revelation.18:4)
• Be ye not unequally yoked together with
  unbelievers: for what fellowship hath
  righteousness with unrighteousness? And
  what communion hath light with darkness?
• (2 Corinthians.6:14)
       The Doctrine of Balaam
• In this age a firm foundation was laid for papal
  rule and the marriage of Church and State. In
  the 21 century Papal influence is greater than its
  ever been – religiously and politically.
• It now influence all areas of denominational,
  inter denominational , non denominational
  Christianity and many world leaders and
  governments.
• Those who knowing the error of it but still
  partook of these things were guilty of spiritual
  fornication. Lord commands this Age to
  REPENT.
 The Message to the Pergamos
• “Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly,
  and will fight against them with the sword of my
  mouth.” (Rev.2:16)
• The command to this age is an echo of the
  command given to the previous two ages-
  REPENT.
• Acknowledge the error of doctrine of Balaam
  and the Nicolaitans, be sorry for their sins and
  come back to the true revelation of the word.
 The Message to the Pergamos
• Failure on the part of the church to Repent
  would reap the judgment of God. He said that
  He would fight against them with “the sword of
  my mouth”. The sword of is His eternal Word.
• “And he had in his right hand seven stars; and
  out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword,
  and his countenance was as the sun shineth in
  his strength. (Rev.1:16)
• And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that
  with it he should smite the nations; and he shall
  rule them with a rod of iron; (Rev.19:15)
 The Message to the Pergamos
• Time after time Israel drifted from serving the
  one true God and chose to what was right in
  their own eyes.
• Time after time God send his Prophet
  Messengers, with a message to call them back
  into the “straight and narrow way”
• Time after time the Church drifted from serving
  the one true God (according to his word) and
  chose too do what religiously rights in their own
  minds.
 The Message to the Pergamos
• “He that hath and ear , let him hear what
  the Spirit saith unto the churches; to him
  that overcometh will I give to eat of the
  hidden manna, and will give him a white
  stone, and in the stone a new name
  written, which no man knoweth saving he
  that receiveth.”
•        REVELATION.2:17
          The Hidden Manna
• The manna represent “food”; and it represent
  “Spiritual food” – the word of God, on which the
  Christians feeds.
• Natural food gives strength to the natural body,
  even so spiritual foods gives faith and strength
  to the soul.
• As in the natural so it is in the spiritual “we are
  what we eat”- “ Man shall not live by bread
  alone, but by every word that proceededth out of
  the mouth of God.(Matthew.4:4)
          The Hidden Manna
• Spiritually , we “live” by the word and when we
  think of manna we think of that which the Lord
  supernaturally gave the Israelites in the
  wilderness.
• But that manna was not hidden, that which fell
  on the ground was there for all to see and
  partake off.
• But the manna spoken of here in this age is
  “Hidden” manna. This indicates that not all have
  access to it, or given the right to partake of it.
  Hidden manna is what is reserved only for the
  predestinated seed.
          The Hidden Manna
• Moses, commanded Aaaron, the high priest , to
  take some original manna, place it in a golden
  pot and lay it in the presence of the shekinah
  glory , in the most holy place in the tabernacle.
  To children of Israel it was hidden manna.
• The high priest alone had the accesss to this
  manna; for only the high priest, with the blood of
  a lamb could enter the most holy place.
• The high of every generation could enter and
  take a small portion of manna which was hidden
  behind the veil.
          The Hidden Manna
• To the true church the hidden manna is the
  revelation of Jesus Christ to her.
• Once the elected and predestinated seed of
  every age are given the right to feed on
  Revelation of the word for their day and age.
• Most professing Christians are content with a
  church diet of creeds, dogmas and formalism – it
  is neither fresh nor pure.
• But the Spiritual seed of God wants fresh , pure
  word of the Lord, from the messenger for the
  age in which they live.
          The Hidden Manna
• The true believers – genuine sons and
  daughters of God , having been made through
  the new birth “Kings” and “Priest” unto
  God(Rev.1:6) is given the “access” like Aaron, to
  the most holy place in Christ and the “hidden
  manna” the spiritual revelation of the word found
  in him.
• Those who are truly in Christ , by a new spiritual
  birth , not in the church but in Christ are ever
  increasing in the correct and vital knowledge of
  the Lord and intimate relatinship.
          The Hidden Manna
• In every church age the messenger of the Lord
  to that age was given the revelation of God for
  that specific period in time- to meet the
  conditions of that age and counteract the moving
  of anti-Christ spirit.
• Once the messenger was enlightened by the
  truth, he would bring that truth to the people.
• And they whose ears had been opened by the
  Holy Spirit would hear it, believe it and live it.
  The revelation became ”Hidden Manna” to
  hungry souls.
            The White Stone
• First of all the “Stone” is “White”. In the Bible
  “white” represents Righteousness- Innocence
  and Purity.
• “And to her was granted that she should be
  arrayed in fine linen , clean and white; foe the
  fine linen is the righteousness of saints”
  (Revelation.19:18)
• Also a “stone” represent Christ- the stone which
  the builders rejected. (Matthew.21:42)
            The White Stone
• To the believer this “stone” or the “true
  revelation of Jesus Christ” is their righteousness
  but to the unbeliever and the make believer it is
  an offence to their religious integrity and self
  righteousness. (1 Peter.2:8)
• Thus the over comer, born in sin shaped in
  iniquity, is through repentance and faith in the
  revelation of Jesus Christ , given a “White
  Stone” a confession or profession of innocence.
               A New Name
• The old name testifies of an old creation, an old
  nature, an old birth- born in sin through our
  natural parents.
• But this new name speaks of a new creation, a
  new nature, and a new birth.
• By the anointed word of God this new name
  which we now confess represent our new
  parentage , our new nature and righteousness,
  power and authority invested in us by the New
  Name.
              A New Name
• New name is always linked to a victory –(over
  coming)
• Abram was changed Abraham to Abraham ,
  Sara to Sarah. Jacob to Israel. Simon to Peter,
  Saul to Paul.
• The Lords name on earth was Jesus- the
  redeemer. When he was on earth, he was the
  redeemer but when he conquered death and hell
  and overcome them, and ascended on high, He
  received a new name.
               A New Name
• And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white
  horse; and he that sat upon him was called
  Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth
  judge and make war.
• His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head
  were many crowns; and he had a name written,
  that no man knew but he himself.
• And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in
  blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
•           (REVELATION.19:11-13)
             A New Name
• When the Lord take upon him a new
  name and that name will be the name of
  His bride also.
• It would have to be a revelation of the
  spirit given so conclusively that none
  would dare deny it.
• But no doubt he will leave that revelation
  to the day when he desires to give that
  name.
      The Fourth Church Age
• FOURTH PARABLE.(Matthew.13:33)
• Another parable spake he unto them;
• “The kingdom of heaven is like unto
  leaven, which a woman took, and hid
  in three measures of meal, till the whole
  was leavened”
      The Fourth Church Age
• With the true Church going underground, the
  False (filthy) Church in Rome began to exert her
  power to do as she wished.
• In order to rule the Roman Empire, the false
  church had to win over the pagan.
• To make it much easier for people to embrace
  Roman Christianity , false church (woman) took
  some leaven and hid in three measures of meal
  until the whole was leaven. (False Roman
  Christian Church was the woman in the parable)
  The Three Measures of Meal
• The three measures that God had
  weighed out to make a meal – A whole
  loaf, were, JUSTIFICATION,
  SANCTIFICATION and HOLY GHOST
  BAPTISM.
• In all this lie the complete Redemptive
  Work of our Lord Jesus Christ.
• The Roman church had to corrupt the very
  Bread of Life that God provided in Christ.
      Three Measures of Meal
• The woman Mother Harlot (Rev.17:5) took her
  creeds, dogmas and rituals and hid them in the
  three measures of meal making it to rise, making
  bread easier to eat.
• She then fed it to the people who were fooled
  into believing that they were receiving the Bread
  of Life.
• It simply looked good and easy to eat, and so
  the people bought it, ate it and believed that
  eternal life was in it. It was a lie, Big lie. They
  were eating corrupted bread.
THEY PROFESS THAT THEY
KNOW GOD;BUT IN WORKS
  THEY DENY HIM,BEING
    ABOMINABLE, AND
 DISOBEDIENT, AND UTO
   EVERY GOOD WORK
      REPROBATE.
       (TITUS.1:16)
      Three Measures of Meal
• She (the woman) substituted Justification with
•      (1) “Faith in the Roman Catholic Church”
  teaching that there is no salvation outside the
  Mother Church as she called herself.
• (2) For Sanctification, she substituted with
  Indulgences, Penance and the Confession.
• (3) For the Holy Spirit Baptism, she substituted
  with Mass and Confirmation.
• Throughout the 900 to 1000 years of Dark Ages
  (holy Roman Empire) the leaven bread of
  Roman church was fed to the masses.
         Church of Thyatira
      (The Fourth Church Age)
• REVELATION.2:18-19
• And unto the angel of the church in
  Thyatira wrote; These things saith the Son
  of God, who hath his eyes like unto a
  flame of fire, and his feet are like fine
  brass;
• I know thy works, and charity, and service,
  and faith, and thy patience, and thy works;
  and the last to be more than the first.
      The Fourth Church Age
• REVELATION.2:20-22
• Notwithstanding I have a few things
  against thee, because thou sufferest that
  woman Jezebel which calleth herself a
  prophetess, to teach and seduce my
  servants to commit fornication, and to eat
  things sacrificed unto idols.
• And I gave her space to repent of her
  fornication; and she repented not.
       The Fourth Church Age
• REVELATION.2:22-24
• Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that
  commit adultery with her into great tribulation,
  except they repent of their deeds.
• And I will kill her children with death; and all the
  churches shall know that I am he which
  searcheth the rein and hearts: and I will give
  unto every one of you according to your works.
• But unto you I say , and unto the rest in Thyatira,
  as many as have not this doctrine, and which
  have not known the depths of Satan, as they
  speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
       The Fourth Church Age
• REVELATION.2:25-28
• But that which ye have already hold fast till I
  come. And he that overcometh, and keepeth my
  works unto the end, to him will I give power over
  the nations:
• And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the
  vessels of a potter shall they be broken to
  shivers: even as I received of my Father.
• And I will give him the morning star.
T
HE TIME PERIOD – 606 AD TO 1520AD

THE MESSENGER – COLOMBA

THE CITY – THYATIRA

THE BIBLE REF. – REV.2:18-28
    The Messenger- Columba
• St. Columba‟s ministry most closely
  compares to that of Apostle Paul.
• His ministry to Thyatirean age was
  powerful in word and demonstration of the
  Spirit.
• He stayed with the “Original Word” and
  took his stand against the religious
  traditions.
    The Messenger - Columba
• In spite of claims to the contrary by Roman
  Catholic Church neither St. Martin nor
  St. Columba were Roman Catholics.
• St Columba was born in county Donegal, North
  Ireland, to the Royal Family of Fergus.
• His miraculous ministry has caused many
  historians to acclaim him next to the Apostles.
• The pure gospel that was preach by St.Columba
  and his fellow workers spread over the whole of
  Scotland, Ireland, and over Northern Europe     .
         The City –Thyatira
      (The Dominating Female)
• Historically , the city was the least
  noteworthy of all the seven cites of the
  Revelation.
• It was situated on the confines of Mysia,
  and Ionia. Its most commendable feature
  was that it was well of financially, due to
  corporate guilds of potters, tanners,
  weavers, dyers, robe makers,
          The City-Thyatira
• The major religion of Thyatira was, the
  worship of Apollo and Tyrimnoius which
  was joined with the Emperor worship cult.
• Apollo the Sun God, and the next in
  power to his father Zeus. (He was know as
  the “avertar of evil”)
• The Name Thyatira means” Dominating
  Female” (The mystery Babylon the great ,
  the Mother of Harlots. –Rev.17:5)
          The City- Thyatira
• The Bride Church of Christ is not a
  dominating female, She is ever submissive
  to Christ, through obedience to His Word.
• The dominating female “With whom the
  kings of the earth have committed
  fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth
  have been made drunk with the wine of
  her fornication.” (Revelation.17:2)
     The Dominating Woman
• For the dominating, powerful and pagan
  religion of Thyatira the deception and
  fornication was literal.
• But for the false, Mystery, Babylon the
  great church, it is spiritual fornication –
  partaking of things pagan (contrary to the
  word of God) While at the same time
  professing to be Christian.
     The Dominating Woman
• For the sake of personal gain many
  professing Christians compromised their
  faith and joined the churches Which were
  controlled by the pagans.
• The false, mystery, Babylon the great
  church was pushing the Holy Spirit led
  Lady aside, giving heed to the leadership
  of man – rather than allowing the Holy
  Spirit to Lead and Guide them.
           The City -Thyatira
• The city of Thyatira, with it‟s way of life, it‟s
  commerce, it‟s pagan religion, and it‟s anti Christ
  “organized” representation of Christianity was
  most certainly prophetic age of the which would
  bear it‟s Name (Thyatira – THE DOMINATING
  WOMAN)
• Many in this age were taken in by this
  dominating false representation of Christianity
  which wielded so much power that during the
  Dark Ages it martyred 68,000,000 those who
  opposed it‟s reign and rule.
         The City - Thyatira
• No wander the Bible says this anti Christ
  church is “Drunken with the blood of the
  saints, and the blood of the martyrs of
  Jesus” (Rev.17:6)
• It was in this age the false church was
  beginning to out number the true
  representation of Christ in the Church.
     The City and The Woman
• Hold this woman had (The pagan Christianity)
  was remarkable. Its formidable power did not lie
  exclusively in the realm of the mystery.
• But in the fact no one could belong to the unions
  which offered the people their living unless they
  belong to the “false system church.
• Any one who refuses to join the idolatrous, feast
  and rituals was barred from unions.
• In order to be a part of the social and
  commercial life one has to be a practicing pagan
  Christian.
     The City and The Woman
• This is but type of what would come in the latter
  days.
• “And no man might buy or sell ,save he that had
  the mark, or the name of the beast, or the
  number of his name.
• Hear is wisdom, Let him that hat understanding
  count the number of the beast: for it is the
  number of a man; and his number is Six
  hundred threescore and six”.
  (REVELATION.13:17-18)
V=5       F=0      D = 500
I =1      I=1      E=0
C = 100   L = 50   I=1
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      The Fourth Church Age
• The evolution of the Roman catholic church,
  ever increasing its influence and dominion over
  the religious and political affairs of man.
• Roman catholic church was the “First
  Organized” form of Christianity.
• Its seed were planted in the Ephesian age as the
  “deeds” of the Nicolaitans evolving into the
  “doctrine” of Nicolaitans in Smyrna age.
• Adding the “doctrine of Balaam in Pergamos,
  and in Thyatira the false prophecy, doctrine ,
  spirit , and control of the Dominating Woman
  Jezeble.
      The Dominating Woman
• Its dominion over the masses was all
  encompassing She (Roman Catholic Church)
  hast cast out the Word, destroyed the Bibles.
• She has slain those who would preach the truth.
  She has taken over kings, princes and nations,
  control armies.
• She insists that she is the true body of Christ
  and her Popes are the Vicars of Christ.
• She is entirely seduced by the devil until she in
  turn has become the seducer of others.
      The Dominating Woman
• By the end of this fourth age the Roman Catholic
  Church was dominating Christianity, putting to
  death anyone that stood in it‟s way, anything
  contrary was branded as heretical and killed.
• Head of this system, a Pope, reign as supreme
  leader of the church ,taking the word of God
  from the people and giving them a creed of
  Roman dogma.
• This false Mystery, Babylon, the great, church
  was true to the name of the age THYATIRA a
  Dominating Female
      The Dominating Woman
• She (Roman Catholic Church) is typed the
  Babylon because the same religious spirit which
  dominated the original Babylon, now, cloaked
  with Christian like trapping, dominating this false
  church.
• Eventually, she produces “Harlot” daughter
  Churches, unto herself these “Harlot” churches
  also take on the same Babylonish religious spirit.
• “And upon her forehead was a name written,
  MYSTERY,BABYLONTHE GREAT, THE
  MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATION
  OF THE EARTH.” (Revelation.17:5)
   The Message to Fourth Church
          Age - Thyatira
• “And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira
  write these things saith the Son of God who hath
  His eyes like unto a flame of fire, and His feet
  are like fine brass.” (Revelation.2:18)
• In this age The Lord clearly identified as the “
  Son of God” deity speaking to the church. The
  revelation of Godhead to the Thyatirean age is
  that Jesus is the Son of God.
• In the days of His flesh, walking the dusty roads
  of Israel. He was known as the Son of Man but
  hence forth we know him no more in the flesh.
              The Message
• On the day of Pentecost, Jesus Christ – Logos
  the Son of God, returned in the form of the Holy
  Spirit revealing Himself in and through His Word,
  in His Church, in every age “to take out of them
  (the Gentiles) a people for His name”
  (Acts.15:14)
• Through the New Birth He would quickened to
  His elect in every age the reality of his words.
  “At that day ye shall know that I am in my
  Father. And ye are in Me and I in you.
  (John.14:20)
               The Message
• And in this new spiritual birth we would come to
  know him, not after the flesh but after the Spirit.
• The power of His resurrection living in us a
  conformation that He is risen and has taken unto
  Himself His mighty power and is above all and
  over all to the praise of His glory.
• His Glory will He not share with a another. His
  leadership over the Church He will not surrender
  to any Man.
               The Message
• He looks upon Thyatira and His holy and
  righteous jealousy for His Church is stirred. In
  this fourth age He finds that honor which belong
  to Him alone is bestowed upon another.
• No wonder John declared that His eyes were
  like unto a flame of fire, and His feet like fine
  brass.
• His wrath is stirred against the Nicolaitan spirit
  which crept in to the first age to the usurp His
  absolute leadership ,authority and headship over
  the church.
             The Message
• In Thyatira, the pagans worshipped Apollo,
  the son of Zeus as the son of God.
• Taking their cue from paganism the church
  elevates a human ruler to adoration,
  backed by the power of the state.
• This is Nicolaitanism in it‟s highest form –
  conquer the laity and make them
  subservient to a headship other than the
  Headship of Christ.
            The Message
• The Roman Catholic Church already fully
  immersed in idol worship (saints)
• Based upon paganism, the false church
  had already elevated a man to a actual
  deity (a Pope).
• And through the marriage of the church to
  the state, this Pope was invested with
  absolute authority and power over secular
  and religious matters
              A BLASPHEMY
• “ The Pope seems to those who view him with
  the spiritual eye, to be, not a man but a God.
  There are no bounds to his authority. He can
  declare to be right what he will and take away
  from any rights as he sees it fit. To doubt this
  universal power leads to being shut out from
  salvation. The great enemies of the church are
  the heretic who will not wear the yoke of true
  obedience”
• By Thomas Aquinas and Alverus Pelagius
              The Message
• The Bible in 1Timothy 2:5 clearly states “for
  there is One God and One Mediator between
  God and men The Man Christ Jesus”
• But religious leaders threw out the
  mediatorialship of Christ and the absolute
  authority of the Word of God.
• And proclaimed the Pope to be the “Mediator”
  between God and men , usurping the position of
  Christ, the Pope of Rome has changed the
  Word. But there is no other Mediator save the
  Son of God. .
             The Message
• The Pope pronounces salvation through
  the church of Rome.
• But there is no salvation except through
  the Son of God. No wonder that in this
  Fourth Age His (Lords) eyes blaze in fiery
  judgment, and His feet are like fine brass,
  ready to execute judgment upon the
  religious and secular kingdoms of this
  world.
Birth of a New religion –Islam in the
             Fourth Age
• It was this Thyatirean Age that we witness the
  rise of Mohammedianism, the Islamic faith, a
  man made religion that absolutely denies the
  Son of God, with the initial support of Roman
  Church.
• Many Moslems are trying desperately to present
  mohammedaism as a peace loving religion, but
  this is far from the truth.
• It is ironic that secular Christian nations allowed
  absolute freedom of worship to Moslems, but
  most Moslem countries deny and refuse this
  freedom worship for Christians in their countries.
          Further Blasphemy
• It was also in this Forth Age that the false church
  defies the first commandment of Almighty God
  and launched swiftly in to breaking the second
  commandment.
• For it put it‟s Pope in place of Jesus Christ and
  established and enforced idol worship to such
  an extent that it meant death to those who
  refuse the icon a place within their church.
• Under Empress Theodora alone from 842 AD to
  867 AD OVER 100,000 saints were killed
  because they declares the (Roman) images no
  value.
      The Message to the Age
• “I know thy works, and charity, and service, and
  faith and thy patience, and thy works; and the
  last to be more than the first” (Revelation.2:19)
• Their works and our works bear witness of faith,
  or lack of it. The works of the word always pour
  forth from the life of one who experience the
  „saving grace‟ of God.
• Jesus‟ works bore witness of His faith,
  confirming that the “living word” was made
  manifest in his ministry.
     The Message to the Age
• Through the ages “working the works of
  God” have caused many to separate from
  a church from family and friends.
• Many in this fourth age laid down their
  very lives for the Gospel‟s sake.
• The true believers are more than willing to
  be totally separated unto the Lord to live
  according to His WORD.
 Love, Service, Faith and Patience
• In Thyatira age the believers were commends
  for manifesting the genuine fruit of the Holy
  Spirit.
• Even in the face of poverty, opposition,
  persecution and death it is certainly true that
  faith is tried , not in times of poverty but in time
  of prosperity.
• In time of prosperity the individual‟s faith moved
  from dependency on God to dependency on
  his/her social status and financial financial
  standing ,
         Faith and Patience
• Faithfulness and patience go together. In
  James 1:3 it‟s written that “the trying of
  your faith worketh patience” again
  Romans 5:3 it states; “tribulation worketh
  patience”
• God will for us is perfection. And that
  perfection is patient waiting on God for
  God. This is the process of character
  development for the saints all ages.
 Last Works more than the First
• In the warfare against Nicolaitanism, Baalamism
  and the false Jezebel spirit, honor roll of marytrs
  grew longer and longer, day by day.
• The Thyatirean age was part of that period in
  history called the “ The Dark Ages” It was the
  age of Pope INNOCENT the third, who claimed
  that he was the “ Vicar of Christ”- supreme
  sovereign over the church and the world.
• This same Pope instituted the infamous
  INQUISITION which under his direction she
  more blood than as any other time.
 Last Works more than the First
• In this Thyatira age religious insanity ruled.
  The false vine church which by now had
  far out numbered the true church was
  riddled with whoredoms and immorality
  spiritually and physically.
• This was the age when the true light of the
  Gospel glowed ever so faintly, yet few
  faithful believers labored more fervently as
  the Darkness increased.
 Last Works more than the First
• True and faithful believers labors were so
  fervent that they paved the way for the oncoming
  REFORMATION.
• Having done all to stand, they stood firm on what
  God had given them for their day.
• One of the various meaning of the name
  “Thyatira” is “ continual sacrifice”. This is indeed
  representation of the “ continual sacrifice” in the
  labors and martyrdom of God‟s true children.
         Pontifex Maximus
     (The high priest of mystery)
• When Rome conquered the world, the paganism
  spread from Babylon and developed in various
  nations, was merged into the religious system of
  pagan Rome.
• This included the idea of a supreme Pontiff
  (Pontifex Maximus), an offeice that began to be
  held by the CEASARS in 63 BC.
• The Roman Emperors (including Constantine)
  continued to hold the office of Pontifex Maximos
  until 376 AD.
           Pontifex Maximus
• By the time of AD 376 the bishop of Rome had
  risen to political power and prestige and
  consequently in 378 AD, DEMASUS, the bishop
  of Rome was elevated the Pontfex Maximus
  “The High Priest of Mysteries.
• Since Rome was considered the most important
  city in the world, some Christians looked to the
  bishop of Rome as “ BISHOP OF BISHOP” and
  the Head of the Church, the POPE.
      The Message to the Age
• “Notwithstanding I have a few things against
  thee, because thou sufferest that woman
  Jezebel which calleth herself a prophetess, to
  teach and seduced my servants to commit
  fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto
  idols” (Rev.2:20)
• Though found faithful in many things, the church
  of God is rebuked for allowing the influence of “
  the Jezebel- false teaching” to infiltrate and
  pollute the church.
     The Message to the Age
• What began so simple in the first age as
  the “deeds of Nicolaitans” now, in this
  fourth age had gained tremendous
  influence and authority within the church.
• Through deception, intimidation and false
  teaching, paganism is introduced into the
  church, causing the clergy and laity to be
  seduced into joining up with pagans and
  its licentious practices.
      The Message to the Age
• Pergamos, the third age was different to this evil
  fourth Thyatira age.
• Such were the influence of this Jezebel spirit
  that servants of God were seduced into commit
  fornication and eating things sacrificed to idols.
• It was a high price to pay for the benefit of
  belonging to the” false church trade unions”. By
  being belonging to pagan trade unions and by
  just going alone with the trend you could avoids
  ridicules and persecution. (DARK AGES)
       The Message to the Age
• These trade unions of pagan religion were but a
  forerunner of this church order in this last age
  we live in.
• As in Thyatira, so it is in Laodicea, when the
  MARK OF THE BEAST is being enforced, many
  professing Christians are selling their God given
  convictions by the Word , and compromising the
  Word in order to be a part of “Flashy
  Denominational Christianity” and their activities.
        The Woman Jezebel
• The first Bible reference to Jezebel is fund
  in the old testament. She was the pagan
  wife of Ahab, the king of Israel.
• She was not a daughter of Abraham, nor
  was she converted to the faith of
  Abraham. Jezebel was the daughter of a
  heathen, murderous and pagan king-priest
  to Astarte (Venus)
       The Woman Jezebel
• By marriage to Ahab she was elevated to
  the position of queen of Israel.
• When she journeyed to Israel to marry
  Ahab she also brought with her hundreds
  of prophets of Baal (sun god).
• She came with the intention of turning
  nation of Israel away from God of
  Abraham to serve and worship Baal.
         The Woman Jezebel
• But from the time of Ahab‟s marriage to Jezebel
  ,idolatry in Israel progressed in a deadly fashion.
• It was when this Woman became a priestess in
  temples that she erected to Astarte (Venus) and
  Baal (sun god) that Israel came to the crisis
  point of her life.
• Idolarity was running rampant in the nation of
  Israel during this time when God raised ELIJAH
  God‟s judgment Prophet, thundered one
  judgment message after another against Ahab,
  Jezebel and backsliding ISRAEL.
         The Woman Jezebel
• From the time the church first stated in Ephesian
  age, the spirit of anti-christ was there in form of
  “deeds of Nicolaitans” to sow seeds of discord
  within the true church, just like the woman
  Jezebel did in Israel.
• Evan in Israel, under the reign of Ahab and
  Jezebel, God had reserved unto Himself 7000
  that had not bowed the knees to Baal.
         The Woman Jezebel
• Even so through the church ages regardless of
  the different anti-christ influences which
  infiltrated the church, God had in every age
  reserved unto Himself who would not yield to the
  Nicolaitan, Baalam and Jezebel influence.
• Under Jezebel spirit the church had moved in to
  “organized” and bring the church under human
  leadership, and mixing paganism with the
  Gospel, causing many to backslide, giving heed
  to “seducing spirits and doctrine of devils.
             1 Timothy.4:1-3
• Now the spirit speaketh expressly, that in the
  latter time some shall depart from the faith,
  giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of
  devils;
• Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their
  conscience seared with a hot iron;
• Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain
  from meats, which God hath created to be
  received with thanksgiving of them which believe
  and know the truth.
         The Woman Jezebel
• As the first Jezebel done to Israel , now this
  woman Jezebel – none other than the Roman
  Catholic Church in Thyatira age , was doing to
  Christianity.
• The Pope with absolute control over the church,
  and having already merged with Constantine,
  brought religious and secular powers to gain
  absolute control over the masses – uniting
  paganism and Christianity together.
        The Woman Jezebel
• The Son of God with eyes like unto a
  flame of fire, and feet like fine brass,
  judges the woman Jezebel, declaring her
  to be guilty of teaching falsehoods in the
  name of Christianity.
• Through the paganism seducing God‟s
  servants , and causing them to commit
  fornication and eat things sacrificed to
  idols.
        The Woman Jezebel
• “And I gave her space to repent of her
  fornication; and she repented not”
  (Revelation.2:21)
• Still, the Lord gives her the opportunity of
  repentance But like Jezebel the queen did
  in the old testament, the Jezebel church in
  the new testament ignored God‟s warning,
  His servants to “repentance”.
         The Woman Jezebel
• This false church were more wicked than Ahab.
  He repented for awhile and walk softly before
  God.
• But we have no evidence that the Roman
  Catholic Church ever repented. On the contrary ,
  she has stubbornly destroyed any and all who
  tried to help her repent. This is history.
• In spite of the fact that God kept raising up
  messengers and ministries in each age who did
  everything that could, to bring the church back to
  God. She never did repent and never will.
        The Woman Jezebel
• “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and
  them that commit adultery with her into
  great tribulation, except they repent of
  their deeds; and I will kill her children with
  death; and all the churches shall know
  that I am He which searcheth the reins
  and hearts; And I will give unto every one
  of you, according to your works.”
•         (REVELATION.2:22)
         The Woman Jezebel
• In passing judgment on “ that woman Jezebel”
  Lord looks ahead and includes “her children”
  under the same indictment, saying that he would
  kill her children with death.
• As the natural Jezebel had children, the spiritual
  Jezebel also gives birth to children.
• As the natural Jezebel came to „symbolize‟ false
  religion in Israel, the spiritual Jezebel represent
  the „false impersonation‟ of Christianity which
  evolved the seven church ages to become
  Roman Catholic Church.
        The Woman Jezebel
• The Jezebel of the old testament had a
  daughter – Athaliah. She married
  Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat , king of
  Judah.
• What Jezebel did in Israel , her daughter
  did in Judah – filled the land with alters
  dedicated to the worship of Baal.
         The Woman Jezebel
• What the Roman Catholic Church did throughout
  the church ages, her harlot denominational
  daughters have done since their birth, even unto
  the last age.
• The false church (Roman church) filled the land
  with alters (churches) dedicated to the worship
  of their man made anti – word denominational
  rituals, creeds and forms of Godliness.
• They lost their life of “separation‟ unto the Lord.
  Holiness unto the Lord went out
       The Woman Jezebel
• God never ever started a denomination,
  God started “revivals‟ to call his elect
  children out of man made organized
  religion unto himself.
• But on the heels of every revival came the
  devil with his lies, rituals, false doctrines
  and impersonations of Christianity to bring
  man under the Nicolaitan, Balaam, and
  Jezebel spirit.l
          The Woman Jezebel
• Dominating Roman Catholic spirit was very
  strong in each age preventing people going any
  further with God.
• Once they made a denomination they died
  spiritually and the life of the revival (Holy Spirit)
  moved on.
• But in the last age there is a final “coming out”
  from among the organized religion. God would
  bring forth one more revival. And this revival
  would produce the last day Bride. She will not be
  seduce into a denomination but be Raptured.
  Cast Her into a Bed –Tribulation.
  Will Kill Her Children with Death
• This is the sentence past on the Jezebel the
  mother of harlots church, and them which
  commit spiritual adultery with her.
• To commit spiritual adultery is to accept the
  church interpretation of the word over and above
  Holy Spirit interpretation through the messenger
  of the age.
• To do so is to be cast into a bed of tribulation –
  the great tribulation spoken in revelation to come
  to the world after the Bride of is caught away into
  glory.
   Kill Her Children with Death
• How can one be “killed with death”? Spiritually,
  they are already dead. Every time people form
  themselves into a denomination and try to
  organized what God has done, they die
  spiritually.
• But in Revelation 2:23 God say “I will kill her
  children with death”. It can be none other than
  the “second death” recorded in Revelation. 20:2-
  15. It is an eternal separation from God.
      Will Kill Her with Death
• And I saw the dead, small and great, stand
  before God; and the books were opened:
  and other book was opened, which is the
  “book of life”: and the dead were judged
  out of those things which are written in the
  books, according to their works.
•    REVELATION.20:12
       Will Kill Her with Death
• Their “works” were religious, sometimes very
  religious, but with only a “ form of Godliness”
  and absolutely contrary to the “Revealed word of
  God.” for their age.
• Calling good evil, and evil good, they refused to
  accept the word for their age.
• “They profess that they know God; but in works
  they deny Him, being abominable, and
  disobedient, and unto every good work
  reprobate” (TITUS.1:16)
       Will Kill Her with Death
• The false Church always think they are
  righteous. Like Cain think their offering is
  sufficient. Only to find it is rejected by God
  because it‟s contrary to His word.
• The Lord does not ask us to be religious,
  but He does ask us to be spiritual, giving
  His Word, not the church creeds
  preeminence in our lives.
         Choose Ye This Day
• If you haven‟t already done so may be now is
  the time to stop and consider whether or not
  your attitude, motive, objective and life is
  „according to „ or contrary to the word of God.
• In the Bible, we have been instructed by the
  Lord to “ Examine yourselves, whether ye be in
  the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not
  your own selves , how that Jesus Christ in you,
  except ye be reprobates”
• If Jesus Christ is in you, then you will endeavor
  to live by His Word.
        The Message to Thyatira
          (Revelation.2:24-28)
• But unto you I say , and unto the rest in Thyatira,
  as many as have not this doctrine, and which
  have not known the depths of Satan, as they
  speak; I will put upon none other burden. But
  that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works
  unto the end, to him will I give power over the
  nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of
  iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be
  broken to shivers; even as I received of my
  Father. And I will give him the morning star.
              The Message
• Not forgetting His own who labor under the
  strain of the forces of unbelief , our Lord
  graciously acknowledges those in Thyatira who
  have not defiled their testimony with doctrine of
  “that woman Jezebel”.
• Rather than experiencing the “depths of Satan”
  by compromising on the true Word, they
  experienced the depths of God by staying true to
  that measure of the Word, the revelation to them
  in their age
               The Message
• Here, our Lord promises that He would not “put
  upon them none other burdens”. The pressure of
  the Dark ages was either bend, or broken, bow
  or die.
• It was the inquisition, the power of the Empire
  backing up Satanic worship. Be organized or
  pay with your life.
• Each age had its pressures. The great burden of
  the last age is the pressure of riches. Soft living
  and nervous tensions in a complex age that we
  seem unfitted to live in.
             The Message
• The Lord encourage them to “hold fast till I
  come”, and points them to the reward
  reserved for the over comer.
• He identifies the “ over comer” as “ he that
  keepeth my works unto the end”.
• They that “keep His works” are they that
  “do those things which please God, not the
  church.
               The Message
• To more fully understand the reward of “power
  over the nations” we must understand the
  promised reward to the over comer in the
  seventh church age (Laodicea)
• The promised in the seventh age
• “ to him that over cometh will I grant to sit with
  me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and
  am set down with my Father in His throne”
•      (Revelation.3:21)
            The Message
• The throne represents a position of “power
  and authority”. To sit with him, our Lord
  Jesus Christ, in His throne is to share in
  His “ power and authority”
• All judgment was committed unto the Son,
  and the Son in turn declared through Paul
  that the Saints shall judge the earth.
• The elect bride will sit with Him in that
  position in eternity.
               The Message
• With more words of encouragement the over
  comers are promised “ the Morning Star”. Of
  course, the Morning Star is none other than our
  Lord Jesus Christ.
• Jesus said “ if I go and prepare a place for you,
  I will come again, and receive you unto my self;
  and where I am there ye may be also.”
  (John.14:3)
• To receive the Morning Star is to be gathered
  with Him, in resurrection and rapturing glory into
  eternity
           TRUE CHURCH
         (The Bride of Christ)
• The ants are a people not strong, yet they
  prepare their meat in the summer;
• The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make
  they their houses in the rocks;
• The locusts have no king, yet go they forth
  all of them by bands;
• The spider taketh hold with, and is in kings
  palaces.
•           (PROVERBS.30:25-28)
      THE FIFTH PARABLE
        (The Church Age)
• AGAIN, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS
  LIKEUNTO TREASURE HID IN A FIELD;
  THE WHICH WHEN A MAN HATH
  FOUND, HE HIDETH, AND FOR JOY
  THEREOF GOETH AND SELLETH ALL
  THAT HE HATH, AND BUYETH THAT
  FIELD.
•        (Matthew.13:44)
             Fifth Church Age
            (Church in Sardis)
• REVELATION.3:1-2
• And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write;
  These things saith he that hath the seven Spirit
  of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works,
  that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art
  dead.
• Be watchful, and strengthen the things which
  remain, that are ready to die: for   I have not
  found thy works perfect before God.
          The Fifth Church Age
         (The Church in Sardis)
• REVELATION.3:3-4
• Remember therefore how thou hast received
  and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore
  thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a
  thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will
  come upon thee.
• Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which
  have not defiled their garments; and they shall
  walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
         The Fifth Church Age
        (The Church in Sardis)
• REVELATION.3:5-6
• He that overcometh, the same shall be
  clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot
  out his name out of the book of life, but I
  will confess his name before my father,
  and before his angels.
• He that hath an ear , let him hear what the
  Spirit saith unto the churches
    The Time Period of Sardis
• The Sardisean – The Fifth church age
  lasted from I520 to 1750 AD. A total of 230
  years.
• In church history , this period of time is
  usually referred as the Reformation; but
  more than reformation, it was a beginning
  of a restoration, a restoration of the truth
  or the world which was taken from the
  people during the dark age.
           The Time Period
• It was during the early stagers of this age ,
  Christopher Columbus discovered the New
  World – America. With that discovery, many in
  Europe were able to find freedom away from the
  oppression and bondage of the Roman Catholic
  Church.
• Not only was the Roman church wounded by
  the Martin Luther‟s reformation , but by about
  300 years later , in 1808 AD , Napoleon
  Bonaparte dethrone the Pope , deepening the
  wound on the head of the Beast. (Rev.13:3)
             The wounded Head
             (Revelation.13:1-3)
• And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast
  rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten
  horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his
  heads the name of blasphemy.
• And the beast which I saw was like unto leopard , and
  his feet were as feet of bear, and his mouth as the
  mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him power., and his
  seat , and great authority.
• AND I SAW ONE OF HIS HEADS AS IT WERE
  WOUNDED TO DEADTH; AND HIS DEADLY WOUND
  WAS HEALED; AND ALL THE WORLD WONDERED
  AFTER THE BEAST.
       The Four Great Empires
            (Daniel.7:3-8)
• And four great beast came up from the sea,
  divers from another.
• The first was like a lion, and had eagle‟s wings: I
  beheld till the wings were plucked, and it was
  lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon
  the feet as a man, and mans hearts was given to
  it.
• And behold another beast,, a second , like unto
  a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it
  had three ribs in the mouth of it between the
  teeth of it.; and they said unto it, Arise, devour
  much flesh.
        The Four Great Empires
            (Daniel :7-6-7)
• After this I beheld , and lo another, like a
  leopard, which, had upon the back of it four
  wings of a fowl; the best had also four heads;
  and beast and also four heads; and dominion
  was given to it.
• After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a
  fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong
  exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth : it
  devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the
  residue with the feet of it; and it was diverse
  from all the beast that were beforeit; it had ten
  horns
          The Great Empires
           (Revelation.7:8)
• I considered the horns, and behold, there
  came up among them another little horn,
  before whom there were three of the first
  horns plucked up by the roots: and,
  behold, in this horn were mouth. e eyes
  of man and speaking great things.
RUINATION & RESTORATION
• That which the palmerworm hath left hath
  the locust eaten; and that which the locust
  hath left cankerworm eaten; and that
  which cankerworm hath left the caterpillar
  eaten. (Joel.1:4)
• And I will restore to you the years that
  locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and
  caterpillar, and palmerworm, my great
  army which I sent among you. (Joel.2:25)
THE MESSENGER
MARTIN LUTHER

THE TIME PERIOD
1520 TO 1750 AD

THE CITY
SARDIS

BIBLE REF.
REVELATION.3:1-6
 The Messenger –Martin Luther
• Martin Luther to this age is the best known
  messenger to all ages because history
  identified him to be the one who spear
  headed the great spiritual reformation of
  the church.
• The church that had been over completely
  to the false doctrines of the Nicolaitans,
  Balaam, and the woman Jezebel.
              Martin Luther
• Luther was a brilliant scholar. He was studying
  to be a lawyer when he entered the Augustinian
  convent at Erfurt in 1505 AD. Where he studied
  philosophy and also the word of God.
• He lived the life of severest penance , but all
  outward acts could not banish his sense of sin
  and alienation from God.
• He said “I tormented myself to death to make
  peace with God, but I was in darkness and found
  it not”
             Martin Luther
• Like millions before him he made a
  pilgrimage to Rome – fulfilling a vow he
  had made himself.
• Beholding the city which sits on seven hills
  he prostrated himself upon the earth
  exclaiming “Holy Rome, I salute thee” but,
  he discovered the city was anything but
  certainly not holy.
                Martin Luther
• Luther was filled with astonishment and horror at
  the iniquity which existed among all classes of
  clergy in Rome and all over. He witnessed
  corruption on a scale he had never witness
  before.
• In the place of sanctity he found only profanity.
  Later he wrote “ What sins and infamous actions
  are committed in Rome; They must be seen and
  heard to be believed. Thus they are in the habit
  of saying, if there is hell, Rome is built over it. It
  is an Abyss whence issues every kind of sin.
               Martin Luther
• Martin Luther was sincere and he determined to
  perform all religious duties customary for a pious
  visitor in Rome.
• One of those duties was to avail of an
  indulgence offered by the Pope to all who
  ascend upon their knees “Pilate‟s staircase”
• One day Luther found himself on his knees, with
  hundreds of pious visitors devotedly climbing
  step by step.
                Martin Luther
• While climbing and meditating on the things of
  God, a voice, like thunder suddenly echoed in
  his soul the words of Romans.1:17 “The Just
  shall Live by Faith.”
• The spiritual lightening of God illuminated his
  soul showing him the futility of church imposed
  ritual, dogma and works that would bring
  salvation.
• The word of God struck home to his heart – it
  was finally quickened made alive – a living
  reality in his soul. He spring to his feet, rushed
  back down the staircase.
               Martin Luther
• Turning his back on all deception of Roman
  Catholic Church, his eyes were opened and
  were never to be closed again to the delusion of
  Papacy.
• From that time the separation grew wider, until
  he severed all connections with the Papal
  church.
• He clearly saw the fallacy of trusting in human
  works and religious ritual for salvation. Now, he
  saw only the absolute necessity of constant faith
  in the merits of Christ.
               Martin Luther
• On his return trip from Rome, the evangelical
  truth (Romans.1:17”Just shall live by faith”)
  flooded his mind and his he was set free from
  sin and born into the kingdom of God.
• With a determination to devote his whole life to
  study and faithfully expound and defend the
  Holy scriptures, Luther was no longer monk or
  professor.
• He was now “ a messenger to an age” the
  Sardis age. The torch in his soul was lighted with
  the eternal fire from the Almighty God.
               Martin Luther
• It was only a matter of time and the revealed
  word to God‟s messenger soon came unto open
  conflict with the abuses of church creeds and
  doctrines.
• Thus when Leo х become Pope, and John
  Tetzel came to sell indulgences for sin, Luther
  had no choice but to rise up against this anti
  scriptural teaching.
• First he thundered from the pulpit against it and
  then wrote his famous 95 theses which on oct.31
  1317 AD. He nailed to the door of the castle
  church of Wittenberg, setting Germany ablaze.
THE CASTLE CHURCH OF
     WITTENBERG
               Martin Luther
• Luther, himself was a sensitive Spirit filled
  Christian. He was definitely a man of the Word
  for he not only had a profound passion to study it
  but to make it available to all in order that all
  might live by it.
• He translated the New Testament and gave it to
  the people. He gathered around him a group of
  Hebrew scholars amongst whom were Jews
  and translated the Old Testament.
               Martin Luther
• His translation of the scriptures, enabling the
  common man to read. He was a mighty preacher
  and teacher of the Word, and insisted especially
  in his first years of public ministry, that the Word
  of God was the sole criterion.
• He was a man given to much prayer and had
  learned that the more work he had to do more
  time in prayer needed.
• More of his time he gave to God in prayer in
  order to ensure more success and result.
•
                Martin Luther
• It is recorded in the history, Martin Luther was a
  “ Prophet, Evangelist, Speaker in tongues ,
  interpreter, in one person endowed with all nine
  gifts if the Spirit.”
• Luther‟s ministry and the revelation of the truth
  “Just shall live by faith” signifying the „rebirth‟ of
  the Church Spiritual, which had been martyred
  by millions during the Dark Ages.
• The truth was beginning to restored to the true
  sons and daughters of God. Luther will be
  forever known as the instrument in the hand of
  God , the Messenger to the Age.
                  Martin Luther
• His marvelous understanding of Sovereignty ,
  Election ,Predestination and other truths show
  him to be a great man in the Word.
• God used him to bring to the people God‟s
  standard against works, “Just shall live by faith”
• He spear headed this period of reformation
  making him a “Reformer” not a “Prophet”. He
  was a fine teacher with some of the
  manifestation of the Spirit in his life.
              Martin Luther
• Martin Luther did not qualify as a Prophet,
  nor did his ministry fit the profile of that of
  Bible prophet.
• A Prophetic ministry was reserved for the
  last church age.
• Luther was not able lead the church back
  to the while truth as would a man like
  Apostle Paul who was both Apostle and
  Prophet.
               Martin Luther
• As time went on other influences came in to play
  in Luther‟s life, causing him time to time to falter
  in his steps.
• At first he had been so gentle, so fearless , so
  patient and constantly waiting on God to work
  out the problems.
• But vast numbers began to come to his banner –
  not all came with right motives objectives.
  On the contrary some had political motives.
• They wanted to break yoke of the Pope. Then
  there were fanatics , which of course fallow
  every revival.
               Martin Luther
• Soon he was dragged into political affairs and
  decisions that actually way out side the realm of
  the spiritual.
• The responsibility of the church was , through
  prayer, preaching and conduct to set a standard
  to guide man in all the affaires of life including
  political affairs.
• The church was not to make political decisions,
  but rather pray for those making those
  decisions.
             Martin Luther
• God used Luther in many different ways
  despite he was distracted in make political
  decisions.
• After Martin Luther‟s death, his followers
  organized the second Christian Religion –
  The Lutheranism.
• If Lutherans could get back to Luther‟s
  teaching and serve God , He could bless
  them.
            The City - Sardis
• Sardis was the capital of ancient Lydia. It passed
  from the hands of Lydian monarchs to the
  Persians, Alexander the Great , Antiochus the
  great . The kings of Pergamos and finally the
  Romans took over. Today it is a heap of ruins.
• The city was at one time very important
  commercially. It was center of wool dying and
  carpet weaving.
• It had a goodly amount of silver and gold in the
  area . It also had a slave market.
          The City - Sardis
• The religion of this city was the impure
  worship of the goddess Cybele.
• Mother and son worship that was strong in
  Pergamos age carried into this age in the
  form of Cybele and Deoils.
  Attributes attached to the Pagan
            Mother & Son
• He was the sun god. She was moon goddess.
• He was the lord of heaven. She was the queen
  of heaven.
• He was the revealer of goodness and truth. She
  gentleness and mercy
• He the mediator. She the mediatrix.
• He with the key that open and shuts the gates of
  invisible world. She with an identical key doing
  likewise.
• He as the judge of the dead. She as standing at
  his side.
          The City - Sardis
• Without a doubt the reformation started in
  this Sardis age caused the Jezebel false
  church to consolidate and emphasize her
  doctrine of Mary.
• The protestants who denied Mary any part
  whatsoever in the plan of salvation, apart
  from favor with God as the virgin chosen
  to bear the babe.
            The City – Sardis
• As Luther crystallized the doctrine of Justification
  by faith, the false church held to works ,
  penance, prayers and other unscriptural means.
• As the freed Christians glorified the Son, the
  Roman Catholic Church increased their
  deification to Mary until the twentieth century
  saw Pope Pius literally exalt Mary to glorification
  in a resurrected body.
• This ascension doctrine is absolutely the
  Babylonian concept. The son carrying the
  mother bodily to heaven
   The Message to the Church in
             Sardis
• Unto the angel of the church in Sardis
  write; these things saith he that hath the
  Seven Spirits of God, and the Seven
  Stars. (Revelation.3:1)
• Again, as in the previous four ages, we are
  seeing ever increasing revelation of the
  attributes of our Lord Jesus Christ.
• In this age he is introduced as the one with
  “Seven Spirits of God, and Seven Stars”
             The Message
• We already know that according to
  Revelation.1:20 the “Seven Stars” are
  Seven Messengers to the seven church
  ages.
• We also know that Bible teaches that God
  is a Spirit (John.4:24) but what is meant by
  “the Seven Spirits of God” ?
• This same phrase is found four times in
  the book of Revelation.
     The Seven Spirits of God
• FIRST- Revelation.1:4
• “from Seven Spirit which are before His throne”
• SECOND – Revelation.3:1
• “ these things saith he that hath the Seven
  Spirits”
• THIRD – Revelation.4:5
• “ And out of the throne proceedeth lightening
  and thundering and voices, and there were
  Seven Lamps of fire burning before the throne ,
  which are the Seven Spirits of God.
    The Seven Spirits of God
• FOURTH – Revelation.5:6
• “And I beheld, and lo, in the midst of the
  throne and of the four beasts, and in the
  midst of the elders , stood a Lamb as it
  had been slain having Seven horns and
  Seven eyes, which are the Seven Spiris of
  God sent forth into all the earth.”
             The Message
• In these references the “ Seven Spirit” of
  God are also referred to as “Seven Lamps
  of fire”, and the “Seven Horns” and “Seven
  Eyes” of the Lamb.
• In the Bible Scriptures interprets Scripture.
  Since John used the old testament
  symbols in the book of Revelation , the old
  Testament must be referred to
  understand further.
                The Message
• In Proverbs. 20:27 it is written that “ the Spirit of
  Man is the “Lamp” of the Lord.
• In John .5:35 John the Baptist was called “ A
  Burning Light” which should actually be
  translated as “Burning Lamp”.
• From these two portion of scriptures it is very
  clear, the “Seven Lamps of fire burning before
  the throne represented “Seven Men – The
  Seven Messengers of the Seven Church Ages.
               The Message
• To more fully understand the Seven Horns” and
  “Seven Eyes” , One needs to refer to the book of
  Zechariah. 4:10 “For who hath despised the day
  of small things? For they shall rejoice, and shall
  see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with
  those seven; they are eyes of the Lord, which
  run to and fro through the whole earth.
• It is clear that the word “They” refers to Men.
  Of course They will be Anointed men, full of
  Holy Ghost.
             The Message
• The Seven Spirit of God refers to the
  continues ministry of the Holy Spirit of God
  in the lives of Seven Men with whom God
  through the church ages identifies Himself
  very closely.
• They are His Eyes, His Lamps, and His
  Seven Stars giving light through
  revelation Jesus Christ for their particular
  age.
              The Message
• The Seven Stars actually refers to the One Spirit
  of God working out the will and the word of God
  in different generations.
• It‟s like the Spirit of God on ELIJAH moving to
  ELISHA, then to JOHN the Baptist. Next the
  Malachi .4 end time Prophet to the gentiles.
• And finally to the Jews during the tribulation
  period. It‟s the same Spirit of God all the time
• Bible says that the Seven Stars or Seven
  Messengers to the seven ages are in His hand.
  He is holding them. The right hand signifies
  power and authority given to them.
             The Message
• “I know thy works, that thou hast a name
  that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful,
  and strengthen the things which remain,
  that are ready to die. For I have not found
  thy works perfect before God”
  (Revelation.3:1-2)
• All through the ages the Lord has focused
  on the “works” of each age, praising the
  true vine and denouncing the false.
              The Message
• In all previous ages He would
  acknowledges and offer a word of “praise”
  for the endurance, faithfulness, and
  patience of the true believer.
• But here, in this fifth age we find “hope ”for
  a few and rebuke and warning for many,
  including Roman Catholic Church and the
  budding protestant reformation.
               The Message
• At the beginning of the reformation age, we find
  God‟s rebuke and condemnation.
• Even so with the budding protestant church of
  all who, with Luther, Zwingli, Calvin came out of
  the Roman Church System.” With many of them
  God was not well pleased”.
• God was displeased, because of the “spirit and
  leaven” of the old “religious system were still in
  some of them.
              The Message
• God saw what man could not see, before and
  after Luther passing this “spirit and leaven” of
  the old religious system made itself known.
• In spite of Luther‟s constant teaching concerning
  the Sovereignty of the Local Church , many
  other protestant leaders not able to completely
  get away from the idea of the Bishop,
  Arch Bishop concept of church government and
  leadership.
               The Message
• Thus, in the Reformation, coming out of the
  Church of Rome, the protestant church took one
  step in the right direction.
• But Protestant Church faltered in in it‟s steps by
  not “purging out the old leaven , that they may
  be now a lump” easily moulded in the masters
  hand.
• The protestant church failed to realize in spite of
  Luther‟s warnings , that your glorying is not
  good. “ Know ye not that little leaven leavened
  the whole lump?” ( 1Corinthians.5:6-7)
               The Message
• Through the Reformation the great truth of
  “Justification by faith” was established through
  God‟s “Chosen” messenger Martin Luther.
• But grievous wolves entered in among the
  people , not sparing the flock. (Acts.20:29)
• While still in its infancy the Reformation split up
  into numerous sects, persecuting each other
  and establishing denomination after
  denomination, becoming in structure, spirit and
  even some doctrines like very thing they came
  off –The Church of Rome.
               The Message
• In the formation of the Roman Catholic Church
  system the leadership of the Holy Spirit was
  usurped by human leadership in a human
  hierarchy.
• The pure word of God was replace by man
  made creeds, dogmas, church laws and by laws.
• Worship in the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit
  were cast aside for a “form of godliness”. Liturgy,
  literal idol worship (Saints) and pagan feasts;
  and Mary was made to replace Christ as the
  intercessor.
             The Message
• In our study of the last three ages of the
  protestant church we will see that the
  same Nicolaitan spirit which led to the
  formation of the Roman Catholic system
  would follow the protestant church.
• We will also see protestant church falling
  to the influence of same three false
  spirits.
              False Influence
• 1) Nicolaitanism – Bringing the laity into
  bondage to a priestly order of clergy.
• 2) Baalism – Defiling their separation with
  worldliness and paganism.
• 3)The Jezebel false prophetess spirit – Privily
  bringing in damnable heresies         (2 Pet.2;1)
  putting church creed above the truth of the
  Bible.
• The “spiritual death” seen by our Lord here is
  seen again in the last age.
            The Message
• “Thou hast a name thou livest, and art
  dead.” (Revelation.3:1)
• When our Lord looked down into the
  Sardis age He saw spiritual death. In it‟s
  own eyes and in the eye of the people the
  Roman church were very much “alive”.
• But in the eyes of God it was “dead”.
  Multitudes were nothing more than pawns
  of the Roman church.
            The Message
• The peasants and kings alike belong,
  body soul and spirit to the church of
  Rome..
• In their own eyes many protestant groups
  were very much “alive” but in the eyes of
  God they were dead.
• Because they “organized” the word which
  God gives them a creed around it
             The Message
• “Be watchful, and strengthen the things
  which remain, that are ready to die.”
  (Revelation.3:2)
• Here, in the infancy of the reformation the
  spirit of man – made religion and
  denominations was so strong among the
  protestant ranks that , church is warned to
  “be watchful and strengthen the things
  which remain”
               The Message
• In the reformation age protestant church is
  commanded to” be on their guard” and to “take a
  stand” to strengthen and establish what was left
  in Sadis, “undefiled” by denominations and man
  – made organizations.
• Here, our Lord plainly states that what was left of
  that “revival” were ready to die. Another revival
  was on it‟s way , but for the time being the few
  faithful ones in Sardis are warned to be
  “watchful” and continue to walk in the spiritual
  “light” they had.
               The Message
• “For I have not found thy work perfect before
  God”. (Revelation.3:2)
• It is sad, but true that after Luther‟ s passing,
  another generation of Lutherans arose who did
  what many of their contemporaries did.
• Make a denomination with a priestly or clergy
  order similar to that which Luther had brought
  them out off.
• People were taken back into a denomination
  captivity. They were no longer free to believe the
  word as God revealed it, they could only believe
  what “their” particular church taught.
               The Message
• Their work had not come to perfection or
  complete fulfillment yet. This was the age of the
  reformation not Restoration.
• The last age, the age of Restoration would bring
  the perfection and complete fulfillment of all
  things, climaxing with the Second coming,
  Resurrection and Rapture
• Luther‟s message of justification by faith was a
  beginning, a coming out of darkness into light,
  pointing to the perfection and complete
  fulfillment of scriptures in the time of the
  promised “evening light” (Zechariah.14:7)
          The Evening Light
• And it shall come to pass in that day, that
  the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
• But it shall be one day which shall be
  known to the Lord, not day , nor night: but
  it shall come to pass , that at evening time
  it shall be light.
•          ZECHARIAH.14:6-7
             The Message
• Again We are reminded of the words of
  our Lord. (John.8:31-32)
• “ If ye continue in my word, then are ye my
  disciples indeed; and ye shall know the
  truth , and the truth shall make you”
• In his epistle John shows us the absolute
  importance and necessity of continuing to
  walk in the light as God reveals it to us.
               The Message
• “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light ,
  we have fellowship one with another and the
  blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from
  all sin. ( 1John.1:7)
• The blood will only atone for our sins as we
  continue to walk in the light of His word, as God
  reveals.
• May the Lord help us to continue to move toward
  perfection that our works may be found perfect
  with God exactly according to his word.
             The Message
• “Remember therefore how thou hast
  received and heard, and hold fast , and
  repent. If therefore thou shall not watch, I
  will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt
  not know what hour I will. (Revelation.3:3)
• The truth of God had given to the Sardis
  age and all ages is given as a permanent
  deposit – not to be changed or altered in
  any way.
             The Message
• It is given , not to debated, made in a
  creed, organized or denominated. It is
  given to be believed and obeyed – to be
  the Lord of our lives.
• The saints in Sadis had been given the
  basic truth of the whole Gospel. “ The Just
  shall live birth.” “salvation is of the Lord”
              The Message
• The truth preached to the elect in this age, cast
  aside the doctrine of Rome and set at naught all
  papal authority.
• In no uncertain terms the Lord plainly showed
  them the truth that the church does not save.
  They understood the last super, They had the
  light on water baptism
• They had enough illumination completely
  overhaul the old system, or start out fresh and
  let God lead them, line upon line precept upon
  precept, they received the truth.
               The Message
• The Elect in Sardis were told to Remember how
  they had received and heard the truth.
• Remember the spiritual bondage and corruption
  they were in and remember how God brought
  them out of it.
• By His grace He delivered them. It did not
  come by church creed the will and the
  intellectual learning of a theologian, or a
  seminary.
• But by spiritual revelation it was revealed to the
  heart of a Messenger and the hearts of those
  who heard and recognized His Message.
               The Message
• God had by – pass the established organized
  church and caused HIS WORD to be MADE
  FLESH in simple every day people - even
  babes such as would learn the way of God.
• HOLD FAST REPENT AND OBEY HIM.
• Its one thing to “recognized” what God does and
  speak, but another thing to “hold fast” , maintain
  your zeal and enthusiasm for it.
• Its still another thing to allow revealed Word to
  bring you to “repentance”, immediately changing
  your mind and with genuine humility
  acknowledge your error.
               The Message
• “If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on
  thee as a thief.” (Rev.3:3)
• A warning from the Lord to the Saints of Sardis –
  If they fail to watch and be on their guard against
  error He said that He would come as a thief.
• No doubt to do as He warned in the Ephesian
  age in Revelation 2:5 “Remember therefore
  from whence thou art fallen , and do the first
  works; or else, I will come unto thee quickly and
  remove thy candlestick out of his place, except
  thou repent.”
              The Message
• We find that two of the twelve original tribes of
  Israel lost their position among the tribes.
• The tribes of Dan and Ephraim were cut off
  because of idolatry. From the time that Ephraim
  and Dan joined themselves to idols, they died.
  Those tribes have no more recognition.
• Note in the Bible particularly the punishment for
  idolatry was that the name that tribe was to be
  “Blotted out fro under heaven”
  (Deuteronomy 29:20)
               The Message
• In Ezekiel. 48:1-23,29 all twelve tribes are
  mentioned.
• But in Revelation 7:4-8 John make reference to
  the 144000 elect seed of the tribes of Israel who
  are sealed during the time of great tribulation.
  The tribes of Dan and Ephraim are replace by
  Joseph and Levi.
• Here in the Sardis age our Lord is warning the
  Saints in that He would come as a thief and
  “remove their candle stick” and the light they had
  would become darkness. (Matthew.6:23)
               The Message
• “I will come on thee as a thief and thou shalt not
  know what hour I will come unto thee”
  (Revelation.3:3 )
• Always as a thief He come – exact timing is not
  announced. But sufficient warnings are given, to
  keep the people on their toes, in preparation for
  His arrival.
• Unfortunately, only very few indeed heed those
  warnings which the majority are like those in the
  Scriptures who live under the self – induced
  impression that “My Lord delayeth His coming”
  (Luke>12:45-48)
              The Message
• But the true Seed of God, continually walking in
  the light of the Word, not fainting nor growing
  weary in well doing.
• They remain in their toes, watchful standing for
  righteousness lest that day overtake them as a
  thief.
• “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of
  the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. But
  ye are not in darkness that the day should
  overtake you as thief.” (1Thessalonians.5:2 & 4)
             The Message
• The Bible exhorts all Saints of all ages to
  prayerful, watchful and be sober ,
  (Matthew. 26:41, Mark.14:38,Luke.21:36,
  Colossians.4:2,1Thessalonians.5-8,
  1Peter.4:7)
• “Be sober, be vigilant because your
  adversary the devil, as a roaring lion
  walketh about , seeing whom he may
  devour” (1 Peter.5:8-9)
          The Message
• Why does God demand such vigilance?
  The ANSWER is in Hebrews.9:28
• “UNTO THEM THAT LOOK FOR HIM
  SHALL HE APPEAR THE SECOND TIME
  WITHOUT SIN UNTO SALVATION.
             The Message
• “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis
  which have not defiled their garments; and
  shall walk with me in white; for they are
  worthy.” (Revelation.3:4)
• This statement is a “light” at the tunnel of
  spiritual darkness in the Sardis age. A few
  of the Saints were found to have kept
  themselves “free” from the fervor of the
  many- made protestant church.
               The Message
• As the Lord revealed His word to these few
  faithful ones, they heard it, recognized and acted
  on it without succumbing to the temptation to put
  a “period” behind it, write a religious creed or
  make a denomination out of it.
• If these “few” faithful ones in Sardis fell to the
  temptation to mix the Word with tradition and
  their own ideas, or join themselves to
  denomination they would be quality of defiling
  their garments by committing spiritual adultery
  and fornication against the Lord.
             The Message
• In His message to this age the Lord
  acknowledge that they “had not defiled
  their garments”
• Therefore, He counted them worthy to
  walk with him in white, in righteousness, in
  Glory, at the end of all ages.
             The Message
• In looking back to this age most protestant
  church leaders view it as the great age of
  the church.
• They saw only the breaking of the Roman
  yoke and a man Luther blasting forth his
  message on “the just shall live by faith”
• What they did not see was the continuing
  influence of Nicolaitanism and Baalism on
  the heels of this new protestant move.
               The Message
• “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed
  in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name
  out of the book of life, but I will confess his name
  before my father, and before His angels.
  (Revelation.3:5)
• Again the emphasis is put on the “over comer”
• “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the
  world; and this is the victory that overcometh the
  world even our faith. (1John.5:4)
               The Message
• “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I
  will be his God, and he shall be my son”
  (Revelation.21:7)
• The over comer in Sardis received a three fold
  promise.
• 1) to be clothed in white raiment.
• 2) His name would remain in the book of life.
• 3) His name would be confess before the Father
  and His angels.
               The Message
• All that the Father giveth me shall cometh to me;
  and I will in no wise cast out… And this is the
  Father‟s will which hath sent me I should lose
  nothing , but should raise it up again at the last
  day. (John.6:37 & 39)
• To the undefiled saints in Sardis the Lord
  promised that he would not blot their names out
  of the book of life.
• He foreknew them before the foundation of the
  world.
              The Message
• Before the foundation of the world God gave
  them to Christ a part of His inheritance from
  among the gentiles to bear His name.
• Our Lord promises to confess their names
  before the Father and His angels.
• “Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess
  me before men, him shall the Son of God also
  confess before the angels of God. (Luke.12:8)
• To “confess” Him is to say what He says in His
  Word – without denominational influence or man
  made religious creeds.
       The Sixth Parable
• AGAIN, THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS
  LIKE UNTO A MERCHANT MAN,
  SEEKING GOODLY PEARLS:
• WHO, WHEN HE HAD FOUND ONE
  PEARL OF GREAT PRICE, WENT AND
  SOLD ALL THAT HE HAD AND BOUGHT
  IT.
•      (Matthew.13:45-46)
           The Sixth Parable
• With the close of the Sardisean Church Age, we
  enter into the Philadelphian age. Unlike the man
  we read in the fifth parable, this man was a
  merchant by trade.
• He was in the business looking out for beautiful
  and valuable pearls. This man was the preacher
  John Wesley, the messenger to the age of
  Philadelphia, an age of brotherly kindness.
          The Sixth Parable
• John Wesley‟s “pearl of great price”
  became known as the doctrine of
  Sanctification, Consecration and
  dedication unto God.
• His followers were taught to approach their
  religious activities methodically and
  discipline life. Hence they were called
  Methodists.
The Philadelphian Church Age
             THE TIME PERIOD
             1750AD TO1906AD

             THE MESSENGER
             JOHN WESLEY

             THE CITY
             PHILADELPHIA

             BIBLE REFERENCE
             REV.3:7-13
The Messenger – JOHN WESLEY
• John Wesley was born at Epworth,
  England, June 17, 1703 and was one of
  the nineteen children born to Samuel and
  Susanna Wesley.
• His father was a chaplain in the church of
  England. (the half sister to the Roman
  church) But the greatest religious influence
  in johns life was his mother‟s highly
  commendable Christian life..
           JOHN WESLEY
• John was a brilliant scholar, and his
  brother Charles, attended the university of
  Oxford. It was while at Oxford that Lord
  began to deal with John.
• When in Oxford he and his brother
  became a part of a group of students who
  felt that the emphasis should be on “living
  the Christ like life” rather than on making
  doctrine their standard.
           JOHN WESLEY
• They drew up spiritual guidelines – a
  “method” by which they would discipline
  their daily lives.
• They focus on such “works” as giving to
  the poor , visiting the sick and the
  imprisoned. For this they were called the
  Methodists.
             JOHN WESLEY
• John Wesley , wanting to do something for the
  Lord, ventured forth as a missionary , traveling
  to America to take message of the Gospel to the
  American Indians in Georgia.
• On His way there he found that many of the
  ship‟s passengers were Moravians. He was
  deeply impressed by their meekness, peace,
  and courage in all circumstances.
• His labors in Georgia in spite of self denials and
  hard work was a failiure.
            JOHN WESLEY
• Wesley returned to England crying “I went to
  America to convert to convert the Indians but oh!
  Who shall convert me?”
• Back in London he again met the Moravians.
  One of them Peter Boehler, expounded unto
  John the way of salvation which was “by grace
  through faith not of works”
• The revelation was quickened in John‟s heart
  and he was truly born again.
           JOHN WESLEY
• John‟s brother , Charles, could not
  understand how such a spiritual man as
  John could say he was not previously right
  with God.
• But not long after John‟s “experience with
  God” Charles himself came to experience
  the “New Birth” .Which is found alone “by
  grace through faith in the Lord Jesus
  Christ”
            JOHN WESLEY
• With the anointing of God on his life Wesley now
  (London) to preach the Gospel of salvation in
  the pulpits in which he had previously preached
  salvation in through “works”
• But He would soon discover that his “anointed
  preaching was not welcome in the pulpits which
  now preached by a “ form of Godliness and
  works” religion.
• Church doors were closed in his face. He was
  considered to be out of step with the organized
  church.
               John Wesley
• Wesley‟s old friend, George Whitefield invited
  John to come and help him preach in “God‟s
  Cathedral” the open fields of England where
  thousands under Whitefield‟s ministry were
  listing to the word of God.
• At first Wesley was skeptical of preaching in
  open fields as opposed to being in a building.
  But he could not deny the results he was seeing.
             John Wesley
• Thousands of souls being brought to the
  Kingdom of God through the Gospel that
  was preached in the power and
  demonstration of the Holy Spirit.
• Convinced, Wesley preached where ever
  when ever the Holy Spirit led Him, in open
  field, in buildings, in homes.
               John Wesley
• So great was the response to the ministry of the
  word that Wesley began sending out numerous
  laymen to preached the word.
• It was like in the days of the early church in the
  book of Acts. Almost overnight the Holy Spirit
  raised up men with power to preach and teach
  the word.
• The revival spirit was in the air, men and women
  were born in to the church of the “first born”,
  written in heaven. Not a church or a group
  dominated by men, but the true church which
  was under the power and leadership of God.
               John Wesley
• In spite of tremendous and sometime violent
  opposition to Wesley‟s work it kept growing and
  spreading. God was with him.
• So powerful was the anointing of the Spirit of
  conviction on the people that it would take away
  their strength and they would fall to ground
  crying in great distress over their sins.
• Today Methodists and rest of the Christian
  religion preach “forgiveness without
  repentance”: “heaven but no hell”: resulting in a
  Christianity without Christ.
               John Wesley
• By the grace of God Wesley was a remarkably
  strong man. He says of himself that he could not
  remember ever having felt lowness of spirit for
  even a quarter hour since he was born.
• He slept no more than six hours a day. Arose in
  time to start, preaching at five practically every
  day of his ministry.
• Preaching up to four times on a single day so
  that in a year he would average over 800
  sermons. The power of God was present to
  perform his word .
             John Wesley
• John and his circuit of riding preachers
  traveled thousands of miles to carry the
  Gospel near and far. Infect Wesley
  traveled 4500 miles per year by horse.
• He was a believer in the power of God and
  he prayed for the sick with great faith and
  wonderful results.
• Many of His meetings saw manifestation
  of Spiritual Gifts.
               John Wesley
• Wesley was not in favor of organization. It was
  not his intention that “the Methodists revival” be
  organized into a denominational church,
  replacing the word with a creed, and replacing
  spontaneous praise and worship with ritual and
  form of godliness.
• He recognized time after his death the
  movement would be organized and Spirit of God
  leave them dead form.
             John Wesley
• Wesley once remarked that he did not fear
  that the name of Methodist would leave
  the earth but that the Spirit might take His
  flight from the Methodist movement.
• He based his eternal life on faith and the
  works or the living of the life rather than
  accepting a creed or doctrinal statement.
             John Wesley
• John Wesley died at the age of 88 having
  served God as few men would even dare
  to think they might.
• And the Methodist churches world over
  who would claim Wesley as their leader
  and founder have long lost the LIFE ,
  POWER, CHARACTER which he
  possessed.
              Bible Reference
             (Revelation.3:7-8)
• And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia
  write; These things saith he that is holy, he that
  is true, he that hath the key of David. He that
  openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and
  no man openeth;
• I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee
  an open door, and no man can shut it; for thou
  hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and
  hast not denied my name.
           The Bible Reference
           (Revelation.3;9-10)
• 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.
• Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,
  I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,
  which shall come upon all the , to try them that
  dwell upon the earth.
           The Bible Reference
           (Revelation.3:11-13
• Behold I will come quickly: hold that fast which
  thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
• Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the
  temple of my God, and he shall go no more out ;
  and I will write upon him name of my God, and
  the name of the city of my God, which is new
  Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven
  from my God: and I will write upon him my new
  name.
• He that hath an ear , let him hear what the Spirit
  saith unto the Churches.
       The City - Philadelphia
• Philadelphia was seventy-five miles southwest of
  Sardis. It was second largest city of Lydia. It
  was built upon several hills in a famous wine –
  growing district.
• And its coins bore the head of Bacchus, the
  pagan deity of the city.
• The population of the city included, Jews,
  Christians, Christians of Jewish origin.
• The city also suffered frequent earth quakes, yet
  its duration was the longest of the seven cites
  Revelation.
        The City Philadelphia
• The important thing to remember about
  Philadelphia is the “meaning” of the name
  “LOVE OF THE BRETHEN” .
• This attribute is characteristic of the
  Philadelphia age itself. This characteristic
  overflows into the beginning of the final
  age – LAODICEA.
               The Message
• “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia
  write; These things saith he that is holy, he that
  is true, he that hath the key of David, he that
  openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and
  on man openeth”. (Revelation.3:7)
• In the salutation to this sixth age we see another
  revelation of the CHARACTER of Him who is in
  the midst if the Seven golden candlesticks.
• He is here described as being “Holy” and “True”.
  It is a “Holiness of truth” which speaks of Him
  who is “Holiness” personified and “Truth”
  magnified.
            The Message
• The LORD Himself said “I am the Way,
  the Truth, and the Life” (John.14:6) in
  Hebrew 12:14 Paul exhorts us to “Follow
  peace with all men and holiness, without
  which no man shall see God”.
• Yielding our lives to Him who is the Way
  the Truth and the Life will produce the
  “HOLINESS OF THE TRUTH – THE
  WORD IN US.”
               The Message
• The LORD here identifies Him as One “that hath
  the key; not just any key but it is called the key
  of David”. And with the “Key” He “Openeth, and
  no man shutteth; and shutteth and no man
  openeth”
• This a direct reference to a Prophecy in
  ISAIAH.22:22 speaking of the Messiah “And
  the Key of the house of David will I lay upon His
  shoulder; so He shall open , and none shall
  shut; and He shall shut none shall open”
               The Message
• The Spirit uses this old testament reference to
  show the Authority of the LORD JESUS CHRIST
  and His ministry in the Church After His
  resurrection.
• The words of Isaiah were a mere shadow or
  Prophecy fulfilled in Jesus, found standing in the
  midst of the seven golden lamp stands.
• It was after his resurrection that Jesus stood on
  the earth and said ”All power is given unto me in
  Heaven and in Earth” (Matthew.28:18)
             The Message
• Jesus announces that he has “the Keys of
  Hell and Death” (Revelation.1:18). But
  here in the Philadelphian age its speaks of
  the Key.
• The POSITION of the KEY – it is not in His
  hand where one would expect to find a
  key.
• IT IS ON HIS SHOULDER. !!!
               The Message
• “And the Key of the house of David will I lay
  upon HIS SHOLDER; so He shall open, and no
  man shall shut: he shall shut no man shall open”
  (ISAIAH.22:22)
• He alone “THIS KEY”. He gave Peter some
  “keys” (plural). But This “KEY” (singular) is given
  alone to Christ.
• Without “This Key” He would not have been able
  to give the “keys of the Kingdom” to Peter.
                 The Message
• The “KEY” of David upon our Lord‟s SHOULDER
  signifies the “ Absolute” authority and power of His
  kingdom.
• “ For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and
  the government shall be upon his SHOULDR: and his
  name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty
  God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
• Of the increase of his government and peace there shall
  be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his
  kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment
  and with justice from hence forth even for ever. The zeal
  of the Lord of host will perform this.” (ISAIAH.9;6-7)
            The Message
• The “KEY” on the SHOULDER also
  signifies our Lord‟s “Responsibility For”
  and His “Headship over” the church.
• In a wedding ceremony of the Middle East
  The phrase “ Government upon his
  shoulder‟ represent the Bridegroom
  establishing His Headship over his Bride.
            The Message
• When the Bride has been committed to the
  groom she takes off her veil and place it
  over the Groom‟s Shoulder, signifying that
  not only she is under His dominion – that
  He is the Head. But also bears the
  responsibility for her.
• HE AND HE ALONE - NO OTHER MAN –
  NO OTHER POWER. has any right or
  authority over her (The Bride).
            The Message
• God being sovereign He foreknow by
  Divine decree exactly who would be His
  Bride.
• By His foreknowledge (1Pet.1:2) He chose
  her. He called he. He died for her. He
  washed her in His own blood (Rev.1:5).
  Sanctified and cleansed her by the water
  of His word. (Ephesian.5:26)
             The Message
• He paid the Price for her . She belong to
  Him and to Him alone. No other
  Denomination can lay claim to her.
• She is wholly committed to Him and He
  accepts the obligation. He is her Head for
  Christ is the Head of the Church. He
  Speaks to her and she obeys. - His word
  is he delight.
               The Message
• The key is referred to as “the Key of David” was
  to the “prophetic type” perfected in that David
  was the king of all of Israel.
• Jesus is spoken of (after the flesh) as the son of
  David, promised to sit upon throne of David in
  the Millennium and reign and rule over his
  heritage.
• Having the Key upon His shoulder our Lord
  Jesus has the power and authority to usher in
  the “kingdom age “ and the Millennium reign.
• This Philadelphia age gives way to the final age
  after which Millennium age is ushered in.
     The Message (The Key)
• Having possession of also the keys to
  death and hell the Lord will raise up His
  Elect Gentile Bride to sit with IN His
  throne. That She may reign with Him in
  righteousness upon the earth.
• “He that hath the key of David is able to
  open and shut, according to His own will;
  what He open no man can shut and what
  He shut no man can open”
     The Message (The Key)
• To understand this clearly what it means
  that which opens and shuts at His will we
  need to refer to :
• “But woe unto you Scribes and Pharisees,
  Hypocrites! For ye SHUT up the kingdom
  against men: for ye are neither go in
  yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are
  entering go in.” (MATTHEW.2313)
      The Message (The Key)
• Through false teaching and misrepresentation of
  the truth they “SHUT UP THE KINGDOM”
  preventing men and women entering into the
  REVELATION of God‟s kingdom made flesh
  among them in the Person of Jesus Christ.
• This take place in our time by the organized
  Christian religion by their form of godliness,
  programs and their religious activities.
              The Message
• In Luke 11:52 Jesus said “ Woe unto you,
  lawyers! For ye have taken away         “The Key”
  of KNOWLEDGE ; ye entered not in yourselves,
  and them that entering in ye hindered”
• But , here in the midst of the Seven Golden
  Candlesticks stands Jesus Christ with “The Key”
  of power, authority and knowledge (Spiritual
  Revelation) on His Shoulder.
• After His death burial and resurrection Jesus
  opening the revelation of the Kingdom to Two
  people on the road to Emmaeus. (Luke.24:45)
              The Message
• Jesus in John. 9:39 said ”For judgment I am
  come into this world that they which see not
  might see; and that they which see might be
  made blind”
• He came to “open” the eyes of the spiritually
  blind and “shut” the eyes of those who professed
  to see but had rejected His Message.
• The eyes of understanding which He opened
  would never again be shut by man made
  theology. And the eyes which were made blind
  would never again see spiritual Revelation of the
  Word.
               The Message
• Colossians.1:12-13 “ Giving thanks unto the
  Father, which hath made us meet to be partners
  of the inheritance of the saints in light; who hath
  delivered us from the power of darkness and
  hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear
  Son.”
• Jesus who “ hath “the Key” of power and
  authority on His shoulder has through the power
  of His Word, translated us into His kingdom.
  Others were shut out.
              The Message
• “I know thy works: Behold , I have set before
  thee an open door, and no man can shut it; for
  thou hast a little strength and has kept my Word,
  and has not denied my name.”
  (REVELATION.3:8)
• The works are directly related to that portion of
  the word revealed to that particular age. The
  works required by God are always based on and
  judged by the Word given by God for the age.
• No one is judged for what they “don‟t know”. His
  judgment on any one of us is based on that
  which He has revealed to us in our day.
               The Message
• He knows your works and mine, whether they
  are based on what we know to be the true word
  of God, Or on a church creed.
• Are we doing what the word of God says or what
  our church says.
• May we allow the Holy Sprit to bring to our
  remembrance again and again the truth of
  Jesus ‟s Word.
• “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone,
  but by every word that proceedeth out of the
  mouth of God.” (MATTHEW.4:4)
             The Open Door
• “Behold , I have set before thee an open door,
  and no man can shut.” (Rev.3:8)
• Our Lord Jesus set an open door for those who
  are willing to “come out” of man made religion
  and enter into the fullness of the word.
• What God started in Luther, build on in Wesley,
  form into Pentecostal Revival, He crowns with
  the full revelation of the Mystery of God.
• But one must go through the door to recognize
  it. Jesus said “ I am the door: by me if any man
  enter in , shall be saved.” The church is not the
  door. Christ the living Word is the door.
           The Open Door
• In the last age “ The Door” is swung wide
  open, according to Revelation.10:7 the
  “Mystery of God is finished” and revealed
  through the Messenger to the age.
• Man made religion and man made
  theology would try to shut this door, and
  stop the unfolding of the Mystery of God.
 Little Strength, Kept the Word
• “For thou hast a little strength, and hast
  kept my word.” (Rev.3;8)
• Strength comes by the word. “ He sent His
  word, and healed them , and delivered
  them from their destructions” (Ps.107:20)
• The Lord is my strength and song , and he
  become my salvation: He is my God, and I
  will prepare him an habitation; my Father
  God, and I will exalt him” (Exodus.15:2)
  Little Strength, Kept the Word
• “Go your way eat the fat ,drink the sweet, and
  send portions unto them for whom nothing is
  prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord;
  neither be ye sorry ; for the joy of the Lord is
  your strength.” (Nehemiah)
• “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom
  shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life;
  of whom shall be afraid ?” (Psalm)
• Since the fall of man the lord has strengthen him
  with His Word. The only weapon of our defense
  is His word.
 Little Strength, Kept the Word.
• I JOHN.2:14. “I have written unto you, young
  men, because ye are strong, and the word of
  God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the
  wicked one.”
• Out of this age came some of the greatest
  preachers and teachers of the Word to give
  “strength” unto the “Elect of God”.
• The Servants of God such as Spurgeon, Parker,
  Edwards, Bunyan, Brainard, preached and
  taught the Word with clarity and boldness.
       Not Denied My Name
• “And hast kept my word and not denied
  my name” (Rev.3:8)
• The emphasis of all the teaching and
  preaching of this ace was on none other
  than the on who bore the Name by which
  were saved – the Lord Jesus Christ
• He was glorified among the people, He
  was magnified before their eyes, and
  established in their hearts.
       Not Denied My Name
• Satan‟s false teachers of the word were
  exposed – truth was coming forth to
  ultimately being victory over death ,hell
  and grave, an the end of the final and the
  last church – Laodicea.
• As promised God would send a
  restoration revival,
•
             The Message
• 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.
•            (Revelation3:9)
     The Synagogue of Satan
• Now, here in the sixth age the word of the Lord
  rises to protect God‟s believing remnants and
  make way for the last age to “finish the mystery
  of God” (Rev.10:7)
• But as much as those of the Synagogue of
  Satan profess to be true church, Bible says they
  are lying.
• And these things goes right back to Eden. There
  was Able and Cain, Jacob and Esau. Isaac and
  Ishmael, Jesus and Judas. And through the
  ages we are seeing the True church verses the
  pretenders.
      The Synagogue of Satan
• But here in the Philadelphian age God makes a promise
  to His Bride, saying “Behold, I will make them to come
  and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have
  loved thee”
• Our Lord drove Cain out His presence; Esau was
  deprived of his birthright. Jacob was loved, Esau was
  hated; Ishmael was out of from Abraham‟s camp. And
  Judas was brought down to hell.
• Here in this age God promised that He would cause the
  false synagogue of Satan” s Bride to come and bow
  before His true elected word bride and they would know
  that they are loved
            The Message
• Because thou hast kept the word of my
  patience, I also will keep thee from the
  hour of temptation, which shall come upon
  all the world, to try them that dwell upon
  the earth. (REVELATION.3:10)
• “Thou hast kept the word of my patience”
• Hear we have a compliment and a
  promise
   Thou hast kept the word of my
             patience
• We live in a very impatient world. It demand
  everything NOW ! Most lack the patience to
  obtain the things for which they strive to live.
• As Christians, we wait on the Lord – for His
  timing and His way in our lives. We are exhorted
  in the Word to “add patience to our Faith” With
  patience, in God‟s we possess healing, the
  promise of the resurrection and the “ catching
  away” of the living Saints.
   Thou hast kept the word of my
             patience
• Recognizing this patience in the Philadelphian
  church age, our Lord Jesus Christ gave this
  promise “ I also will keep thee from the hour of
  temptation, which shall come upon all the world.
  To try them that dwell upon the earth”
• As this world moves into that time of the “end of
  all things”. Jesus promised His elect Children
  that He would keep them from the hour of
  temptation which is prophesized to come upon
  all the earth to try them that dwell on the earth.
   Thou hast kept the Word of my
             patience
• The elected Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ will
  not go through the time the great Tribulation, or
  the “ hour of temptation” spoken hear.
• If this “ hour of temptation” would be a
  temptation to the Bride, then it would have to be
  in the “spiritual” realm – some great deceiving
  spiritual move, so much like the real thing that it
  would deceive the very elect if possible (Mt.24)
• Our Lord Jesus promises that he would not
  suffer His bride to be tempted with it. He
  promised I will keep thee from the hour of
  temptatin.
              The Message
• “Behold I come quickly; hold that fast which thou
  hast, no man take thy crown.
• Him that overcometh will I make pillar in the
  temple of my God, and he shall go no more out;
  and I will write upon him the name of my God,
  and the name of the city of my God, which is
  New Jerusalem, which cometh down out of
  heaven from God; and I will write upon him My
  New Name.
• He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
  saith unto the Church. (Revelation :3:11-13)
    Behold , I will come quickly
• His second coming will indeed be “quickly” and
  as a thief in the night, because in this coming he
  seeks only His Bride.
• For He will finish the work; and cut it short in
  righteousness: behold a short work will the Lord
  make upon the earth.
• There “ three” comings of Christ:
• 1) To redeem His Bride.
• 2) To claim His Bride.
• 3)With His Bride to execute judgment.
        Behold I come Quickly
• In this second coming for His Bride its as a thief
  in the night and will revealed only to those who
  are walking in the Spiritual light Revelation of His
  Word for this age.
• “But ye are not in darkness that day should
  overtake you as a thief . Ye are the Children of
  light.” (1 Thessalonians.5:4-5)
• Not every eye will behold this coming, but when
  He comes with His Bride to execute judgment ,
  then every eye shall behold Him.
• Be watchful, watching the fulfillment of scripture
  for your day and walk in the Rapturing light.
       Behold I come Quickly
• At the time of the “coming of Jesus FOR His
  Bride”, the dead IN Christ shall rise first and
  appear to the living who are waiting for the
  Rapture.
• No doubt it will be like as it was in the days of
  the resurrection of Jesus.
• “And the graves were opened many dead bodies
  of the Saints which slept arose, and come out of
  the graves after His resurrection and went into
  the Holy City, and appeared unto many.”
  (Mat.27:53)
        Behold I come quickly
• Those resurrected Saints did not appear to very
  one, but perhaps it was as in the resurrection of
  Jesus Himself.
• “Him God raised up the third day, showed Him
  openly ;not to the all the people, but unto
  witness chosen before God, even to us who did
  eat and drink with Him after He rose from the
  dead.” (Acts.10:40-41)
• Are we ready should some those who come
  forth in the resurrection appear to you signifying
  the Rapture at hand?
     Hold fast which thou hast
• We must needs hold fast the promise of God,
  with firmly established faith that nothing past ,
  present or future can shake.
• It is important that we be led by the Holy Spirit,
  walk daily in the Spirit and walk by faith,
  according to the Word for the age we are living.
• Watch and pray, that ye enter not into
  temptation;” (Matthew. 26)
• Watch ye therefore, and pray always that ye
  may be accounted worthy to escape all things
  that shall come to pass, and to stand before the
  Son of Man. (Luke21)
   That no man take thy Crown
• Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of
  righteousness , which the Lord, The righteous
  judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me
  only , but unto all them also that love His
  appearing (2 Timothy.4:8)
• Now we obtain an incorruptible Crown.
  (I Corinthians.9:25)
• The Crown of life , which the Lord hath promised
  to them that love Him. (James)
• It is a most precious possession no wander our
  Lord exhorts us to “Hold Fast” not lightly but
  Tightly to the Word.
   That no man take thy Crown
• This wondrous Crown also signifies a
  relationship with Him who is Crowned king of
  kings and Lord of Lord.
• It signifies ,position, authority and power as
  promised to the over comer in the message to
  the last church age – Laodicea.
• His Bride will sit up with Him In His throne.
  Ruling with the great king Himself.
• Let no man , no creed no man made church or
  denomination deprive you of your Crown.
  That no man take thy Crown
• Hold fast , persevere , don‟t give up. Put
  on the whole armor of God;
• Hold your shield of faith (Revelation of the
  promise) before you always, use the only
  weapon God has given us, The sword of
  the Spirit which is His Word.
             The Message
• “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in
  the temple of my God, and He shall go no
  more out”
• His promise – From Crown to a Throne,
  and now to be made a pillar in the temple
  of God.
• Jesus was the temple of God. Now Jesus
  in the Bride make the Bride “The Temple”
            The Message
• “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar
  in the temple of my God, and he shall go
  no more out: and I will write upon him the
  name of my God, which is new Jerusalem,
  which cometh down out of heaven from
  God: and I will write upon him my new
  name.”
•          (REVELATION.3:12)
           New Jerusalem
• And I John saw the holy city , new
  Jerusalem, coming down from God out of
  heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for
  her husband.
• And I heard a great voice out of heaven
  saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is
  with them, and they shall be his people,
  and God himself shall be with them, and
  be their God. (REVELATION.21:2-3)
             New Jerusalem
• “Come hither, I will shew thee the Bride, the
  Lamb‟s Wife.
• And He carried me away in the Spirit to a great
  and high mountain, and shewed me that great
  city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of
  heaven from God.
• Having the glory of God: and her light was like
  unto a stone most precious , even like a jasper
  stone, clear as crystal.”
•            (REVELATION. 21:9-11)
          The Seventh Parable
           (Matthew.13:47-50)
• Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net,
  that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every
  kind:
• Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and
  sat down, and gathered the good into vessels,
  but cast the bad away.
• So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels
  shall come forth, and sever the wicked from
  among the just,
• And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there
  shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
         Matthew.13:51-52
• Jesus saith unto them,” have ye
  understood all these things?” They say
  unto him , yea ,Lord.
• Then said he unto them,” therefore every
  scribe which is instructed unto the
  kingdom of heaven is like unto a man an
  householder, which bringeth forth out of
  his treasure things new and old”.
        The Seventh Parable
• This is the last of the seven parables and it
  depicts the last of the Seven Church Ages.
  Christ was revealing the consummation of the
  Gospel (GRACE) Age.
• What we see here is the final great Gospel
  revival of preaching the Word of God to masses
  of people around the world.
• In the parable , the fishing net that was cast
  into the sea was not an ordinary and commonly
  used cast net. It was a Dragnet, a large fishing
  net. It took as many as fishermen as required to
  drag and haul it to shore.
        The Seventh Parable
• On the shore the catch was then
  separated. When such great net is cast
  into the sea, it is inevitable to find every
  sort of creature from the sea in the net.
• What the Lord was looking for, in casting
  the great net, were the fishers “Good”
  stuff. The matured ones which can be
  value for money.
        The Seventh Parable
• The Great net was cast in the early 20th
  Century. It was so enormous that every religious
  sort in the sea of humanity found their way in to
  the net.
• Upon sorting, “spiritual” fishes that were the
  good (virtuous, valuable) were gathered in to
  vessels.
• The “religious bad (worthless, rotten) such as
  jellyfishes, crabs, turtles, sharks , octopuses,
  eels, were thrown away.
       Age of Separation
• “WHOSE (LORD JESUS CHRIST) FAN IS
  IN HIS HAND , AND HE WILL
  THROUGHLY PURGE HIS FLOOR, AND
  WILL GATHER THE WHEAT INTO HIS
  GARNER; BUT THE CHAFF HE WILL
  BURN WITH FIRE UNQUENCHABLE.
•       (Luke.3:17)
       Age of Separation
• “LET BOTH GROW TOGETHER UNTIL
  THE HARVEST: AND IN THE TIME OF
  HARVEST I WILL SAY TO THE
  REAPERS GATHER YE TOGETHER
  FIRST THE TARES, AND BIND THEM IN
  BUNDLES TO BURN THEM; BUT
  GATHER THE WHEAT INTO MY BARN.”
•       (Matthew.13:30)
        The Seventh Parable
• The revival under John Wesley went on for a
  good long while in the 19th Century before it
  began its decline. The movement found itself
  dividing into many groups, a result of squabbling
  over certain doctrines.
• There were also other movements of Christian
  groups throughout Europe and America.
• By the end of the century, there were hungry
  souls crying out more from God and this caused
  God to send wave of revival at the turn of 20th
  Century with great number of souls speaking in
  tongues.
         Evening Time Light
• And it shall come to pass in that day, that
  the light shall not be clear, nor dark:
• But it shall be one day which shall be
  known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it
  shall come to pass, that at EVENING
  TIME IT SHALL BE LIGHT.
•       (Zechariah.14:6-7)
        The Seventh Parable
• In 1906 Azusa street Revival was the
  beginning of Christ‟s final ministry to
  gather unto Himself an end time group of
  true worshippers before His return. In this
  revival the various spiritual gifts of God –
  prophecies, faith miracles, divine healing
  and others , being poured out upon the
  believers.
         The Seventh Parable
• When the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the
  true worshippers as they sought more from God,
  they not only spoke in tongues, but received the
  revelation of the One true God and His
  Redemptive Name in Water Baptism.
• Like the true worshippers on the Day of
  Pentecost, they had no difficulty in accepting the
  truth. They all turned away from the false and
  pagan doctrine of a Holy Trinity of God to the
  true doctrine of One God.
Azusa Street Revival 1906
WILLIAM J
SEYMOUR

1906 – AZUSA
STREET REVIVAL
Azusa Street Revival 1906
       The Seventh Parable
• We are now living in the age where we do
  not only see the separation of the tares
  (false seeds) from the wheat (true seeds).
• But also the gathering the good ( true elect
  who are beautiful , virtuous and valuable in
  God‟s eye. For they conform to the Word)
• And the throwing away of the bad (make –
  believers who are rotten and worthless for
  they do not conform to the Word)
        Laodiceans Church Age
           (Bible Reference)
• REVELATION.3:14-16
• And unto the Angel of the church of the
  Laodiceans write; these things saith Amen, the
  faithful and true witness, the beginning of the
  creation of God;
• I know thy works , that thou art neither cold nor
  hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
• So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither
  cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
       Laodicean Church Age
• REVELATION.3:17-18
• Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
  with goods, and have need of nothing; and
  knowest not that thou art wretched, and
  miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
• I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire,
  that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that
  thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of
  thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine
  eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.
       Laodicean Church Age
• REVELLATION.3:19-21
• As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be
  zealous therefore, and repent.
• Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any
  man hear my voice, and open the door, I will
  come into him, and will sup with him, and he with
  me.
• To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me
  in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am
  set down with my Father in his throne.
              ISAIAH.55:1-2
• Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the
  waters, and he that hath no money; come ye,
  buy, and eat; yea, buy wine and milk without
  money and without price.
 • Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is
     not bread? And your labour for that which
   satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and
    eat ye that which is good, and let your soul
                delight itself in fatness.
    Loadicea the Seventh Age
• The Name , Laodicea, which means,
  “Peoples Rights” .The city was one of the
  most politically important and financially
  flourishing cities in Asia minor.
• Its people were distinguished in the arts
  and science. The pagan god worshipped
  there was Zeus.
                Laodicea
• How fitting were the characteristics of this
  last age.
• The religious premise of this age is
  “Brotherhood of Man”. Now bringing
  together the Protestants, Catholics, Jews,
  Hindus , Buddhists.
• A mutual form of worship will increase in
  this age
                  Laodicea
• In this church age we have seen all nations
  rising up and demanding equality , socially and
  financially.
• This is the age of the Communists where all men
  are supposedly equal , though it is only so in
  theory.
• The Political parties in this age call themselves,
  “Christian Democrats” “Christian Socialists”
  “Christian Commonwealth Federation”
• According to the liberal theologians Jesus was
  Socialists. They preach the practice of
  Socialism.
                  Laodicea
• When the ancient city called Laodicea the
  metropolis it was looking forward to the ONE
  WORLD government that now we see setting
  up.
• The of Laodicea city being the location of a great
  church council , we see foreshadowed the
  Ecumenical move (World council of Churches)
  taking place today.
• Very soon we will see the “So Called” Christians
  come together.
• Indeed, the church and state , religion and
  politics are coming together (tares are bound)
               Laodicea
• Laodicea was a city of earth quakes , such
  earth quakes as finally destroyed the city.
• This Seventh Age will likewise will end in
  God shaking the whole world that has
  gone off to make love with the old harlot.
• Not only will the world systems crumble,
  but the very earth will be shaken and then
  renovated for the Millennial Reign of
  Christ.
                Laodicea
• The city was rich, endowed by the
  wealthy. It was full of culture, science
  abounded.
• Today the churches are rich, their worship
  is beautiful and formal, but cold and dead.
• The culture and education has taken the
  place of the Spirit given Word. The faith
  has been suppressed by science , so that
  man is a victim of Materialism.
           Types and Shadows
             (Genesis.18:13)
• And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of
  Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of
  the day;
• And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three
  men stood by him: and when he saw them, he
  ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed
  himself toward the ground.
• And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in
  thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy
  servant.
• “I will certainly return thee according to the time
  of life” (God‟s promised –Gen.18:10)
         Types and Shadows
           (Genesis.19:1)
• And there came two angels to Sodam at
  even; and Lot seeing them rose up to
  meet them; and he bowed himself with his
  face toward the ground;
• “For we will destroy this place , because
  the cry of them is waxen great before the
  face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us
  to destroy it.” (Gen.19:13)
BILLY GRAHAM

WARNS THE WORLD WITH
GOSPLE MESSEGE
ORAL ROBERT

WARNS THE
WORLD WITH THE
GOSPLE
             The Messenger
• God calls out the Bride and begins to reveal the
  Mystery of the Kingdom Through the Messenger
  to the Seventh age.
• “Come out of her , my people, that ye be not
  partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of
  her plagues.” (Rev.18:4)
• “But In the days of the voice of the Seventh
  Angel, when he shall begin to sound, the
  mystery of God should be finished, as he hath
  declared to his servants the prophets.”
  (Revelation.10:7)
           The Messenger
• Before the coming of our Lord, ELIJAH must
  come back for a work of restoration in the
  church.
• “Behold I send you ELIJAH the Prophet before
  the coming of the GREAT and DREDFUL day of
  the Lord.
• He shall turn the Hearts of the FATHERS TO
  CHILDREN, and the hearts of the CHILDREN
  TO THEIR FATHERS lest I come and smite the
  earth with.”               (MALACHI.4:5-6)
             The Messenger
• John the Baptist only fulfilled the prophecy of
  “turning the hearts of the (Jewish) Fathers to the
  Children (of God), before the “great day of the
  Lord”
• “And he shall go before him in the spirit and
  power of Elijah to TURN THE HEARTS OF THE
  FATHERS TO THE CHILDREN, and disobedient
  to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a
  people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke.1:17)
             The Messenger
• In the ministry of John the Baptist the “Hearts of
  the Fathers were turned to the Children”.
• We know that because Jesus said so. But it
  does not say that the “Hearts of the Children
  were turned to the Father”.
• The hearts of the last day Children will be turned
  back to the Pentecostal Fathers.
• John got the Fathers ready for Jesus to welcome
  Children into the fold. Now the Prophet upon
  whom the Spirit of Elijah falls will prepare the
  Children to welcome back Jesus.
           The Messenger
• And Jesus answered and said unto them,
  Elias (Elijah) truly SHALL first come , and
  restore all things.
• But I say unto you, That Elias (Elijah) is
  come already, and they knew him not , but
  have done unto him whatsoever they
  listed. Likewise also Son of man suffer of
  them.
•         (LUKE.17:11-12)
            The Messenger
• First of all , that Messenger is going to be
  a Prophet. He will have office of Prophet.
• He will have a Prophetic ministry. It will be
  based solidly on the Word because when
  He prophesies or has a vision, it will
  always be “Word oriented” and it will
  always come to pass.
• He will be vindicated as a Prophet
  because of His accuracy.
           The Messenger
• The proof that he is a Prophet is given in
  (Revelation 10:7.)
• “BUT IN THE DAYS OF THE VOICE OF
  THE SEVENTH MESSENGER WHEN HE
  SHALL BEGIN TO SOUND, THE
  MYSTERY OF GOD ,SHOULD BE
  FINISHED AS HE HATH DECLARED
  UNTO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS”
             The Messenger
• Now this person who is also referred Angel is
  not an heavenly being. But is the Seventh Age
  Messenger,
• Seventh age Messenger is going to finish the
  mystery of God as declared to his servants the
  Prophets.
• God is going to treat this last Messenger as a
  Prophet because he is a Prophet. That is what
  Paul was in the first age. So Messenger to the
  last age will have ministry like Paul.
             The Messenger
• “And he shall go before Him in the Spirit and
  Power of Elijah”
• Now once again the Spirit of Elijah will back like
  in the day of John the Baptist before Jesus „s
  first arrival.
• Another man will God raised with the same
  anointing , just before Jesus come again second
  time.
• He will be a Prophet .He will be vindicated as
  such by God , demonstrating the power of with
  great manifestations, through his ministry.
            The Messenger
• As a Prophet , every revelation will be
  vindicated, for every revelation will come to
  pass.
• Wonderful acts of power will be performed at his
  command in faith.
• Then will be brought forth the message that God
  has given in the Word to turn the people back to
  truth and true power of God.
• Some will listen, but the majority will turn run
  true to their form and reject Him.
              The Messenger
• The Messenger of MALACHI 4 and
  REVELATION.10:7 is going to do two things.
• ONE – According to Malachi 4 he will turn the
  hearts of the Children to the Fathers.
• TWO – He will reveal the Mystery of God which
  is in the Scriptures (Original Sin) and particularly
  Six Seals of the Seven Seals, Seven Church
  Ages.
• It will be these divinely revealed “Mystery Truths”
  that literally turn the hearts of the Children to the
  Pentecostal Fathers.
             The Messenger
• This Prophet Messenger will be in his nature
  and manners as were Elijah and John.
• The people of This Prophet – Messengers day
  will be as they were in Ahab‟s day, and in
  John‟s.
• It is “Only the Children” whose hearts will be
  turned, it is only the Children who will listen.
• In the day of Ahab only 7000 true seed of
  Israelites were found. In the days of John there
  were also very few, the masses of both ages
  were in the fornication of idolatry.
               The Messenger
• This Age will have One Prophet Messenger
  (Laodicea). Revelation 10:7 says “ When HE (singular)
  shall begin to sound”
• There has never been an age where God gave His
  people two major prophets at one time.
• He gave Enoch (alone): He gave Noah (alone): He
  gave Moses (alone) .The Prophet/ Messenger alone
  had the Word though others prophesied.
• John the Baptist came alone, now in this last days
  there is to be a Prophet Who will reveal Mysteries to
  the end time people , and turn the hearts of the
  Children to the Fathers.
             The Messenger
• There will be people in this last age who will
  prophecy , who will teach, who will preach, The
  word.
• Like in the day of Paul (First Age) there were
  many prophets, but Paul opened the Mysteries
  of the Word.
• But there can not be more than One Major
  Prophet – Messenger who will reveal the
  Mysteries as contained in the Word, and who
  has the ministry to turn the hearts of the Children
  to the Fathers.
           The Messenger
• In this last age God‟s expectation is the
  manifestation of the Pure Word Bride.
• That means the Bride will have the Word
  once again as it was perfectly given, and
  perfectly understood as in the days of
  Paul.
• Therefore it will be a Prophet, thoroughly
  vindicated by God with His Voice and
  Sign.
       PSALMS.139:1,5
• LORD, YOU HAVE EXAMINED MY
  HEART AND KNOW EVERYTHING
  ABOUT ME….
• YOU BOYH PRECEDE AND FOLLOW
  ME AND PLACE YOUR HAND OF
  BLESSING ON MY HEAD
Behold I will Send You ELIJAH
• HE SHALL TURN THE HEART OF THE
  FATHERS (JEWISH) TO THE CHILDREN
  (GOD) AND THE HEARTS OF CHILDREN
  (GENTILE - END TIME CHRISTIANS) TO
  FATHERS (APOSTELIC) ,
• (Malachi.4:6)
• ……………BEFORE THE GREAT (IS OVER)
  AND DREADFUL (ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE)
  DAY OF THE LORD
• (Malachi.4:5)
  The Mystery of God should be
           Finished
• BUT IN THE DAYS OF THE VOICE
  OF THE SEVENT ANGEL, WHEN HE
  SHALL BEGIN TO SOUND, THE
  MYSTERY GOD SHOULD BE
  FINISHED, AS HE HATH DECLARED
  TO HIS SERVENTS THE PROPHETS.
•       (REVELATION.10:7)
THE MESSENGER

WILLIAM BRANHAM
(1909 – 1965)

CITY

LAODICEA

TIME PERIOD

1906 TO ????
           The Messenger
• “William Marrion Branham was an
  influential bible minister sometime credited
  with founding the Later Rain Movement
  within American Pentecostal churches,
  elements of which are present in most
  modern Pentecostal churches today. Many
  still acknowledge him as a true Prophet
  whose ministry was vindicated by God”
•      WIKIPEDIA (The free Encyclopedia)
             The Messenger
• “Branham is considered by many to have
  initiated the faith healing movement that began
  in 1947. Other sub groups in the Pentecostal
  and Charismatic movement were partially
  influence by Branham, including the later rain
  movement.
• His ministry had effects felt around the world,
  and it fostered number of other ministers who
  became internationally known.”
•      WIKIPEDIA (The free Encyclopedia)
          William Branham
• William Branham was born in April 6, 1909
  in the Kentucky hills , and was raised near
  Jeffersonville, Indiana.
• Branham had a conversion experience in
  the late 1920 and was later ordained as an
  assistant pastor at a Missionary Baptist
  church in Jeffersonville.
            William Branham
• From the accounts from his ministry, Branham
  had been conducting healing campaigns in late
  1930 s and early 1940 s
• Typically his story would resume in 1946 when
  he broke from daily life to seek God and
  meaning of his life as the Messenger to the age.
• Many angelic visitations, results in beginning
  public ministry of Evangelism and Faith Healing.
• The broadening of Branham ministry to a wider
  Pentecostal community came as result of his
  introduction to Gordon Lindsay in 1947, who
  became his campaign manager.           .
           William Branham
• His early work in faith healing attracted the
  attention and as stories began to spread of his
  Healing Gift..
• Local pastors came to ask Branham to minister
  to their congregations and pray for the sick.
• When local churches could not accommodate
  the crowds, Branham meetings were moved to
  larger auditoriums and stadiums.
• Other prominent Pentecostals joined his ministry
  including Ern Baxter, F.F. Bosworth.
            William Branham
• A supernatural sign had been given him for the
  purpose of encouraging the people to believe.
• Firstly , a physical sign in his hand would
  indicate a disease or healing.
• Later on in his ministry the secret thoughts and
  needs of individual were revealed , resulting in
  faith for deliverance.
• It became abundantly clear to any serious Bible
  reader that Branham was ordained a Prophet to
  fulfill the many scriptural Prophecies concerning
  our time
            William Branham
• His success soon took him to minister in
  countries around world. According to a
  Pentecostal historian Branham filled the largest
  stadiums and meeting halls in the world.
• In Durban South Africa in 1951 he addressed
  meetings sponsored by Apostolic faith mission,
  the Assembly of God, the Pentecostal holiness
  church, and the Full Gospel church God
• The meetings were conducted in eleven cities,
  with a combined attendance of 500,000 people..
Meeting in Durban in 1951
 (45000 in attendance)
Mexico City 1956
Visit to India
          William Branham
• From the mid 1950 s (1955/1956) onward
  Branham became more open with his
  beliefs and teachings indicating the
  Oneness of God (Godhead- falsehood of
  Trinity)
• This was the beginning of many important
  doctrines and teachings which were
  considered to be unorthodox but was in
  line with the Word.
WILLIAM BRANHAM


WITH

T.L OSBORN
WILLIAM BRANHAM

WITH

GORDON LINDSAY
             The Messenger
• On June 11th 1933, William Branham was
  baptizing in the Ohio river near Jeffersonville
  Indiana when a bright fiery light suddenly
  appeared over his head and a voice spoke out
  “As John the Baptist was sent to forerun the first
  coming of Jesus Christ so are you sent to
  forerun His second coming”
• The next Edition of Jeffersonville evening news
  reported the incident with the subheading
  “Mysterious star appeared over Minister when
  baptizing.
          William Branham
• In December 1962 God gave William
  Branham a vision of an angelic visitation
  which he foretold in a message. On
  February 28,1963 the vision and the
  prophecy was fulfilled when a
  constellation of seven angels formed as
  the head of Christ, met him with a
  commission to speak the opening the
  seven seals Revelation.
LIFE MAGAZINE
 (MAY 17TH 1963)
CARRIED THE
PHOTOGRAPE OF THE
SUPERNATURAL EVENT ,
DESCRIBING IT AS A“
“MYSTERY CLOUD OVER
ARIZONA”
     JESUS and the Message
• The ministry of Jesus followed very distinguish
  pattern Branham referred as “PULLS”
• The first pull: The multitude flocked to hear His
  gracious words and received His miraculous
  healing touch.
• The second pull: Prophecy and revealed the
  secrets of the hearts.
• The third pull: His message, the Word of God
  which came in strength and contrary to the
  religious order of the day caused the multitudes
  leave Him.
 The Messenger and the Message
• The ministry of William Branham too
  involved three distinguish stages that he
  referred to as “PULLS”
• The first pull : Healing
• The second pull :Prophesying
• The third pull : The opening of revelation
  of the Word of God.
 The Messenger to the 7th Church
             Age
• KEY TEACHINGS AND TRUTHS BRO
  BRANHAM RESTORED.
• 1) Godhead – The revelation of One God
  and Three Manifestations.
• 2) Fall of Adam and Eve, the Original Sin.
• 3) The Baptism in the Name of the Lord
  Jesus Christ.
• 4) Infilling of the Holy Spirit , be led by
  Spirit , Holy living
 The Messenger to the 7th Church
             Age
• KEY TEACHINGS AND TRUTHS BRO.
  BRANHAM RESTORED.
• 5) Election and Predestination
• 6) Eternal security of the Holy Spirit filled
  Believer.
• 7) Translation and the Rapture of Saints.
• 8) Second coming of Christ.
• 9) Millennial Reign of Christ.
 The Messenger to the 7th Church
             Age
• KEY TEACHINGS AND TRUTHS BRO.
  BRANHAM RESTORED
• 10) White Throne Judgment.
• 11) Eternal Age – No Eternal Hell.
• 12) The Seven Church Ages.
• 13) Opening of the Seven Seals.
• 14) The Thunders.
            The Message
        ( The Sound Doctrine)
• “For the time will come when they will not
  endure sound doctrine; but after their own
  lusts shall heap to themselves teachers,
  having itching ears;
• AND THEY SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR
  EARS FROM THE TRUTH, SHALL BE
  TURNED UNTO FABLES.”
•        (2 TIMOTHY.4:3-4)
            The Message
         (The Sound Doctrine)
• But there were false prophets also among the
  people, even as there shall be false teachers
  among you, who privily shall bring in damnable
  heresies even denying the Lord that bought
  them, and bring upon themselves swift
  destruction.
• And many shall follow their Pernicious ways; be
  reason of whom the WAY OF TRUTH SHALL
  BE EVIL SPOKEN OF.
•           (2 PETER.2:1-2)
              The Message
• Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand;
  and seeing ye shall see and not perceive.
• For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and
  their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes
  have they closed; lest they should see with their
  eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand
  with their heart, and should be converted, and I
  should heal them.
•             (ACTS.28:26-27)
             The Messenger
• Now the age in which we are living is going to be
  very short one. Events are going to transpire
  very rapidly.
• In every age When God raised His Messenger to
  each respective age is not truly recognized by
  the church.
• Even in the first age Apostle Paul‟s message
  was lost, so the last age only the Bride will
  recognized the Messenger and the Message.
           The Messenger
• John the Baptist – The Prophet
  Messenger who proceeded Jesus‟ first
  coming.
• People in John‟s day mistook him (John)
  for the Messiah (John1:19-20)
• Now this last day Prophet – Messenger
  will have such power before the Lord that
  there will be those who mistake him for the
  Lord Jesus Christ.
              The Messenger
• There will be a spirit in the world at the end time
  that will seduce some and make them
  Messenger to the age is Son of MAN.
  (Matthew24:24-26)
• He (The Messenger) is not Jesus Christ. He is
  not the Son of God. He is one of the brethren, a
  Prophet, a Messenger, a Servant of God.
• He needs no greater honor bestowed upon him
  than John received when he was the voice that
  cried ,I am not HE, but HE is coming after me.
              The Messenger
• Beloved believe not every spirit, but try the spirit
  whether they are of God; because many false
  prophets are gone out into the world.
  (1 John.4:1)
• The antichrist spirit is identified with false
  prophet. A false prophet is one who is outside
  the word.
• Antichrist means anti word of the Lord. So the
  false prophet come perverting the word, given
  meaning that fits their own devilish ends.
• These people lead people astray and bind them
  closely themselves by fear.
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• 26 AUGUST FROM 3 PM TO 7.30 PM

• Please Be on Time and Bring somebody Who
  has a Hunger and Thirst for the TRUTH.
The Parable of the Sower
The Parable of Wheat and Tares
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
The Parable of the Leaven
The Parable of the Hidden
        Treasure
The Parable of the Pearl of Great
             Price
The Parable of the Dragnet
            The Parable of
        Wise and Foolish virgins
• Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened
  unto ten virgins, which took their lamp, and went
  forth to meet the bride groom.
• And five of them were wise and five of them
  were foolish.
• They that were foolish took their lamps, and took
  no oil h them.
• But the wise took oil in their vessels with their
  lamps (Matthew.25:1-4)
           The Parable of
       Wise and Foolish Virgins
• While the bridegroom tarried, they all
  SLUMBERED and slept. (From 1906 in
  Denomination Beds)
• And at MID NIGHT there was a CRY MADE,
  behold, the BRIDEGROOM cometh; go ye out to
  meet him.
• Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their
  lamps.
• And the foolish said unto the wise, give us of
  your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
  (Matthew.25:5-8)
       Denominational Beds
• Behold I will cast her into a BED, and them
  that commit adultery with her into great
  tribulation, except they repent of their
  deeds. (REVELATION.2:22)
• Come out of HER, my people, that ye be
  not partakers of her sins, and that ye
  receive not of her plagues.
  (REVELATION.18:4)
    Mid Night Cry – The Shout
• For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven
  (1) with a SHOUT, (2) with a VOICE of
  archangel, and (3) with the TRUMP Of God.;
  and the dead in Christ shall rise first.
• The we which are alive and remain shall be
  caught up together with them in the clouds to
  meet the Lord in the air and so shall and so
  shall be ever with.
  (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
             Mid night Cry
• Behold I shew you a mystery; We shall not
  all sleep, but shall be changed.
• In a moment , in the twinkling of an eye, at
  the LAST TRUMPE : for the trumpet shall
  sound , and the dead shall be raised
  incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
•       (1 Corinthians.15;51-52 )
           The Parable of
       Wise and Foolish Virgins
• But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there
  be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather
  to them that sell , and buy for yourselves.
• And while they went to buy , the BRIDEGROOM
  came; and they that were READY went in with
  him to the marriage: and the DOOR WAS SHUT.
• Afterward came also the other virgins, saying,
  Lord ,Lord, open to us.
• But he answered and said Verily I say unto you,
  I KNOW YOU NOT .(You have no knowledge of
  me)          Matthew.25:9-12
PAROUSIA
(His Presence)

EPIPHANIA
(His literal, glorious
Appearing in the
Body form)

APOKALUPSIS
(Revelation, that is
the, Unveiling, the
Uncovering, the
Disclosure)
           The Evening Time
• In God‟s reckoning, a new day begins when the
  sun sets. The OIL came about at the setting of
  the sun showing that the last of the Seven
  Church Ages, the Laodicean age, began in
  1906.
• The outpouring of the OIL in this last church age
  marked the beginning of the end of God‟s final
  work to bring the Bride of Christ into perfection in
  the Word.
• But the final Message to the Bride came at
  Midnight, about 50 years later in 1956.
     The Wise and the Foolish
• Why “five wise” and “five foolish ? The Biblical
  numbers are God‟s way of showing some simple
  yet profound truth.
• Number “5” is the number of GRACE. This
  shows that who the wise and the foolish virgins
  represent were in God‟s grace and they have
  their places in the kingdom of God.
• Unlike the tares among the wheat in the field
  and the bad among the good in the dragnet,
  both of which were to be cast into fire, foolish
  virgins were not.
             Wise Virgins
• A wise virgin is someone who is sensible,
  intelligent and prudent. She steadfastly
  takes inventory of herself in her
  relationship with the Lord and His Word as
  God illuminates Himself towards her.
• She take the necessary care and the
  required preparation to facilitate her
  meeting with Him.
              Foolish Virgins
• Foolish virgin is thoughtless and without
  consideration. Think of her as one who wants to
  go in the night to a certain town through a large
  sparsely inhabited rural countryside in a car with
  just enough fuel to get her there.
• She has no thought that she might just take a
  wrong road and use up much of her available
  fuel and find herself lost some where out in the
  middle of the road.
    The Lamp, The Oil, The Light,
          The Oil Vessel
• It is important to note that all the virgins carried a
  lamp. They each had light. If each lamp had
  light, then each lamp had oil.
• The foolish virgins did not take any extra oil in an
  oil vessel for their lamps during the journey to
  meet the bridegroom.
• The proof that the foolish had oil in their lamps is
  seen in verse 8 when they found out the light of
  their lamps was going out because the oil in
  them was almost used up.
        The Lamp, The Light
• Without light to illuminate the pathway,
  surely one could easily get lost as the
  darkness deepens into the night.
• Without of the infilling of the Holy Spirit
  (Holy Spirit Baptism) foolish virgins are not
  led to all TRUTHS.
• Howbeit when he, the Spirit truth , is
  come, he will guide you into all
  truth:……..(John.16:13)
         The Lamp, The Light
• Every oil lamp that was made to serve its
  purpose of holding light would receive an initial
  pouring of oil and, thereafter, constant in-filling.
• The lamp represents the virgin, the believer. As
  a believer, she carries oil which represents the
  Spirit and the Word. The Spirit and the Word are
  One. (Ephesians.6:17)
• The oil speaks of the Spirit . Jesus said “the
  words that I speak unto you they are Spirit , they
  are Life” (John.6:63)
• “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light
  unto my path” (Psalm.119:105)
         The Lamp, The Light
• The flame of the lamp represents the light of
  truth. As a lamp, the Spirit –filled believer lights
  up her life in testimony to the truth.
• She exhibits the truths. As long as the lamp is
  filled with oil and the wick is clear of soot, the
  light will be bright, clear and steady.
• It will not flicker. The wick speaks of the
  understanding of the believer in the word. It
  speaks of her revelation of the word of the God.
 The Lamp, The Wick, & The Light
• The soot or carbon that is formed on the tip of
  the wick speaks of the darkening of her
  revelation by some man – made doctrines and
  teachings that have attached themselves to her
  understanding.
• Hence, the virgin needs to trim her lamp
  regularly by lifting up the wick and snuffing off
  the blackened part and , if necessary, fill up the
  lamp with the oil from the oil vessel.
              The Oil Vessel
• The oil vessel speaks of a ready source of the
  Spirit and the Word in the life of the believer to
  keep the lamp burning at all times.
• The unction in a believer who continually walks
  with the Spiritual, inspired, absolute and
  authoritative word of Scripture provides the
  source through which the Spirit of the Lord flows
  through.
• The life of the Spirit flows from His Word for it is
  stored in His own Word.
          Slumber and Sleep
• From the beginning of the 20th century, these
  virgins had yearned for the Coming of the
  Bridegroom, our Lord and Savior, Jesus. But our
  Lord tarried His return.
• “While the bridegroom tarried, they all
  slumbered and slept” (Mt:25)
• About ten years into the journey, the virgins got
  weary and tired. They soon found shelter and
  beds and began to settle down. It was not long
  before they slumbered and slept in the
  denominational beds.
        Slumber and Sleep
• It was not long before they slumbered
  slept, sipping right back into a
  denominational spirit.
• It is during this period the Pentecostal
  Movement began to split in to factions.
• Assemblies of God, Apostolic Assemblies,
  Church of God in Christ, United
  Pentecostal church, Apostolic church of
  Jesus Christ
          Slumber and Sleep
• From 1906 all these virgins slumbered
  slept till 1956 for about 50 years,( nothing
  could wake them)
• God prepared a man to take a message
  that would wake them all up.
• At the same time this man was also to
  clear up the errors that surrounded the
  revelation of the Oil and the many false
  teachings that that existed in the Church.
          The Midnight Cry
• “Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out
  to meet him.”
• The midnight cry was made not by one
  within the system. Rather it was the voice
  of one crying from without. Like John the
  Baptist, this man was a forerunner of the
  second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
• He came with a message , forerunning the
  coming of the Bridegroom.
           The Midnight Cry
• This messenger was sent to forerun the
  Bridegroom, the Christ of God.
• As was in a natural wedding procession of the
  bridegroom to the bride‟s home, the „best man‟
  would proceed before the Bridegroom to herald
  His arrival.
• As soon as he was able to see the light of the
  village, he would raise his voice and shout.
• This cry would not only awaken the Bridesmaids,
  it would also awaken everyone who heard the
  commotion.
           The Midnight Cry
• For about 50 years the virgins of God had
  slumbered and slept in the system.
• 1956 was the year that the messenger, William
  Branham, came out crying, “Come out! Come
  back to the Word! Back to the Original ! Back to
  the Apostolic Fathers‟ Faith !”
• It was a message for all who had an ear to hear
  to break free out of the system, and to meet and
  receive the Word – Groom.
           The Midnight Cry
• His message was to call the Elect out of
  “Mystery, Babylon the Great , the Mother of
  Harlots and the Abomination of the Earth”
  (Roman Catholic Church) and all her harlot
  daughters (Denominational churches) before
  the Lord destroys then all.
• Bro Branham‟s ministry revealed the Word of
  God to call the Elect back to the Original Word,
  the Word that was Christ.
• The Elect was called to meet this “Revealed
  Word” and come to the fullness.
          The Midnight Cry
• Fifty is the number of the jubilee. Jubilee
  represents liberty and freedom
  (Lev.25:11-13).
• It was 50 years after the outpouring of the
  Holy Spirit in 1906, which began the
  Laodicean age, that the MIDNIGHT CRY
  was made.
           The Midnight Cry
           (Foolish Virgins)
• Having heard the cry the virgins began to
  stir from their slumbering. They had slept
  deeply and long, now their lights were dim.
• The virgins, sleeping in the religious
  systems for such a length of time had
  certainly darkened their understanding of
  the Word for they were indoctrinated with
  many traditional man – made teachings.
         The Oil Merchants
• Seeing that soon their lamps would
  consume the last of the oil, the foolish
  virgins had no choice but to quickly rush
  off in search of those who sell oil.
• The Oil Merchants refer to Preachers of
  the Holy Spirit Baptism. There are
  numerous “Holy Spirit Baptism” Preachers
  (oil merchants) scattered throughout the
  entire church world.
           The Wise Virgins
• When the Midnight cry was sounded forth in
  1956, the wise virgins were awakened and they
  trimmed their lamps.
• They , having the OIL and with their lamps
  burning bright, understood the message and all
  specifics that came with it.
• They immediately went forth to meet the
  Bridegroom and to enter with him into the
  Marriage Feast.
• Since that time, there have been many virgins,
  who were awakened by the SHOUT.
            The Wise Virgins
• Throughout the years since 1956, from time to
  time , wise virgins within the other
  denominational systems have also been
  aroused from their sleep by commotion.
• They woke up to investigate and found that the
  PAROUSIA (His Presence) of the Lord Jesus
  Christ had taken place.
• They obtained information that told them they
  needed a certain specific OIL in their lamps to
  enter into the Marriage Feast, and they sought
  and obtained through the Five Fold Ministry.
            The Wise Virgins
• The wise virgins easily could meet the
  Bridegroom and enter the Marriage Feast
  because they were full of the Holy Spirit (Oil).
• They knew their oil. They had the Oil Vessels
  with them to have a constant supply for the
  flame.
• They knew that the Oil, the Spirit of God, would
  light the way and reveal farther and deeper into
  His own Word, to make known to them the Lord
  Jesus Christ in their lives.
            Foolish Virgins
• The foolish virgins were never full of the
  Spirit but had just what they need Him.
  Such are the many Pentecostals and the
  Charismatic‟s even today.
• The parable does not just tell about the
  virgins and the oil in their lamps but also
  about them being awakened by the CRY
  of the messenger.
          The Foolish Virgins
• Both the wise and the foolish virgins heard the
  CRY of the messenger. They all heard the
  SHOUT. They all heard the MESSAGE.
• Yet only the wise fully UNDERSTOOD the
  message and the added blessings and
  revelations uttered by the messenger.
• But many of the virgins who had heard the CRY,
  whether it be in the late 1950s , 1960s, 1970s,
  1980s, 1990s , 2000s , still have yet to enter into
  the Marriage Feast because they have not the
  OIL to get them to the Bridegroom and the
  Marriage Feast.
          The Foolish Virgins
• The are many VIRGINS who have heard the
  Message of the Messenger, Bro. Branham, but
  they have not followed through into the Marriage
  Feast.
• „The Marriage Feast‟ is the revelation of the
  Word which the has spread out by His
  “Ascension Gifts” Ministry of APOSTLES,
  Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers.
• Some of the virgins are still confused for they do
  not know how to get ready to enter into the
  Feast. Oil Merchants selling lies as the truth.
           The Foolish Virgins
• The foolish virgins will remain foolish until it is
  too late. Having started their journey foolishly, it
  is difficult for them to ever come to the
  realization of the importance of getting the true
  OIL before it is too late.
• They have also fail to realize that the revelation
  of God and His Word is always progressive and
  of the importance of looking into the Holy
  Scriptures that God has written.
          The Door is Closed
• After the Marriage Feast is over and the door is
  closed, the Lord will no longer open up the
  WORD to those who are on the outside.
• The Wise virgins making up the Bride of Christ,
  would be sealed in. Lord will not let any one
  trouble Him as He and His beloved are shut in
  together for that grand period of wedlock.
• In the Nuptial Chamber the Bride becomes Wife
  as She unites with the Bridegroom in Spirit and
  in Word.
         The door is Closed
• Once she is wife, the Lord will give her the
  final revelation (The Seven Thunders) that
  will take her to the Fathers Home.
• This Revelation will come about through
  the utterance of the SEVEN THUNDERS
  of the Revelation 10 that will give the
  Rapturing Faith to the Bride. For her
  translation.
The Bride has made Herself Ready
• Let as be glad and rejoice, and give
  honour to him; for the marriage of the lamb
  is come, and his wife hath made herself
  ready.
• And to her was granted that she should be
  arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for
  the fine line is the righteousness of saints.
•       (REVELATION. 19:7-8)
                VIRGINS
• There are many Christians who have been
  awakened to the commotion created by
  the SHOUT but they have gone back to
  slumbering in their denominational system.
• They may claim they are virgins but only to
  their own deception.
• Virgins are no longer virgins if they „sleep‟
  with the system of man, for that is religious
  harlotry.

				
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