The Daily Word of Righteousness

Preparing the Army of God, #8

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10:30,31)

God is love but not a consuming fire, it is implied (and sometimes expressed). No person who professes Christ need have any fear of the Judgment Seat of Christ. Repentance is not a necessary part of salvation. If Christian people have faith they will be rich in this world. Such are the doctrines of the False Prophet—the spirit of religious deception that is proceeding from the soul (the earth—Revelation 13:11) of believers.

The above doctrines are foreign to the writings of the Apostles of Christ. Many thousands—perhaps millions—of "Christians" believe they are scriptural.

In place of persecuted and imprisoned prophets we have fashionable entertainers who are singing to God's people that one day soon the whole fleshly mess will be caught up to Heaven while the Jews preach the Gospel of the Kingdom in the midst of tribulation.

We have been deceived.

We must have strength and courage if we are to resist this worldwide deception and return to the Word of God. If we seek the Lord in earnest, turning not to the right hand or the left, God will cause His elect to follow us. He will enable us to stand because we are following His Word while the majority are walking in the flesh and playing religious games in the name of Jesus.

We will prosper spiritually if we adhere to the written Word of God, if we separate the precious from the vile. The worldly "believers" seem to be prospering now. The fire and shaking that are at hand will destroy their kingdoms because they have been built on the sand.

Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile [worthless], thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them. (Jeremiah 15:19)

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

Both the Old Testament and the New Testament are necessary for the building up of the Christian saint. The Old Testament contains the types and examples that portray the Christian salvation and the installation of the Kingdom of God on the earth.

The New Testament tells us what to do so we may cooperate with the Holy Spirit as Christ is formed in us, as the Word of God is engraved in our mind and heart.

The greatest error in Christian teaching today is the concept that being saved by grace means we do not have to do what the Scriptures command. We are saved by "faith" in Messiah Jesus apart from righteous behavior, it is claimed. This is not the Christian salvation, it is the ancient heresy of antinomianism. The fruit of this error are Christian churches that, while they are full of "ministry," have lost their testimony of the Person, Word, will, and eternal purpose of the Lord God.

To be continued.