SPIRITUAL HISTORY OF MANKIND
Prologue: Often I come across comments in the website from those who are able to acknowledge the infallibility and irrefutability of God’s Word that I deal with, seeking to know how I had come to acquire it when no one else seem to be knowing or teaching it. Somehow, it appears unconvincing to even people with best of intentions that the Holy Spirit is actually teaching me, as I declare in my home page. They want me to furnish the ‘written source’ so they could also look up or link up with. Hence, this time I have decided to add by way of prologue a little insight into how one can learn from the Holy Spirit.
Now, the Bible may be compared to this world. A fact that Jesus has been driving home to us through the ‘parable of the weeds’. This world has come to harbor all kinds of beings – men, animals, fowls of the air etc. Even demons and evil spirits. In addition, since that Day of the Pentecost after Christ’s ascension into Heaven, the Spirit of God has come down and taken temporary residence in this world with the sole purpose of readying His Church. However, as it is written of “The Spirit of Truth”, read Jn 14:17, “The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.”
Similarly, the Bible has come to cater to all kinds of people with all kinds of needs that Truth Itself is entirely overlooked and ignored, though It has been right there all the time. The reason being that, though this world and the Scripture are the wonderful works and provisions of God, the corruption of them are the handiworks of men.
Therefore, the Word of God has declared, “The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.”(Mic 7:13); “I will make man scarcer than pure gold, more rare than the gold of Ophir.” (Isa 13:12); “…The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding Your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence Your Name, both small and great – and for destroying those who destroy the earth.” (Rev 11:18).
Just as it is with the world, so it is with the Bible. One who seeks Truth finds oneself at a loss as to where to begin and how to get there. When I began to seek Truth, the first thing I noticed was that lies became instantly apparent. But there was no way of telling it or being absolutely certain. Because, all who preached from this Book, WITHOUT EXCEPTION, were supporting these lies so that I had to flee from them. Like many, many, many others, I’m sure – read Jn 10:4-5, “When He has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them, and His sheep follow Him because they know His voice. But they will never follow a stranger, in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” I knew with certainty that what they had to offer was not what I was seeking. And I was determined I would not settle for anything less than the Truth. Deep within my heart I knew that they were profaning the Name of God by not showing Him Just and Holy, rather portraying Him to be like themselves! Like it testifies of them in Ps 50:21 which says, “.. you thought I was altogether like you. But I will rebuke you and accuse you to your face.” Or read Ps 94:20, “Can a corrupt throne be allied with You – one that brings on misery by its decrees?”
And that is when God’s Word came to me and I realized Help is close at hand. And just as it was with prophet Ezekiel (Ezek 3:24-27), literally bound within the four walls of my house, I began to be taught by the Holy Spirit. To my immense surprise and joy, I discovered I could just ask him whatever it was I needed to know and He was right there teaching me. His method is very simple. He will first answer and then confirm it by the Word. He showed me how Truth is both infallible and irrefutable because It always concurs with the Words of the Father and the Words of the Son. Therefore He would always take me back and forth to the very beginning and then to the Gospels where the teachings of the Son are found and which are reiterated faithfully in all the prophets that came in the interim. Often, when something needed explaining He would take me to those other portions of the scriptures, and I would instantly discern and understand fully and clearly.
[For eg. When I wanted to know how to fulfill the Greatest of all Commandments and love Him with all of myself, He took me to the passages on king Josiah – who is testified as a king or ruler who is neither preceded nor followed since for obeying this commandment perfectly. I studied those passages in 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles faithfully and gleaned everything I needed to know from the detailing provided therein to substantiate the Spirit’s testimony of Josiah. I was simply overjoyed, especially for having realized that I myself was quite nearly there! There are scores of such examples, findings really, but I shall not trouble myself to go into them here as most of them crop up in my writings whenever a subject so demands.]
Even when I am not sitting with the scriptures and am bodily occupied in some other work, the Spirit and I would continue to stay in fellowship. Days when it gets too busy and tiring for me that I have to retire straight to bed, after a fulfilling deep sleep, He would bring me to consciousness and teach about all the things I needed to learn and He would read out the passages so I could look them up when I woke up which more often than not I did promptly. No question would go unanswered. New treasures became a regular thing (Matt 13:52). I am amazed at His Grace – the incredible and wonderful repertoire of His Word. Ps 139:17, “How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.” And, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (Jn 21:25). “To all perfection I see a limit, but Your commands are boundless.” (Ps 119:96). I know I will need an eternity to revel in all His glory.
The amazing thing is the quantum of knowledge and wisdom He imparts at a time. It becomes next to impossible for me as a human being to reproduce all that in one take, as I had received them. This is the reason my articles are rather lengthy even though as a rule I keep it strictly “Word only” and impersonal, and with great fear of God, write it under the Spirit’s supervision only so that I do not even put in an unnecessary word or sentence which would detract or deviate my reader’s attention. The prophecies are the only ones of my writings that are presented as they were given to me, i.e. without breaking them into smaller units. I remember the first one “The Good News and the Prophecy to the Church” – I received the entire message in three days’ time; but it took me three months to reproduce it in writing.
I like to believe my reader is as committed to Truth as I am. Therefore, those who complain about its lengthiness, vastness of content, or its unappealing nature which means ‘not titillating in nature’ to cater to their carnal senses as they have been used to… realize too soon that they are in the wrong place. And, mind, these complainants have mostly been the so-called ‘servants of God’ and ‘the super-righteous’.
My only appeal to them will be that, firstly, Holy Spirit is the Fountain of God’s Word, Who is called the Spring of Living Waters. It is like a river that flows unceasingly, all the way to eternity. Will you be able to contain it in a glass or spoon as these false teachers have gotten you accustomed to by their false teachings and wisdom? Secondly, why must you worry about its vastness? If the willingness is there and you receive the Word of God gladly, it is the PROMISE of Holy Spirit that He will bring them to recall or remind you of them as and when you will need them (refer Jn 14:26). They will not be taken away from you, EVER! (Lk 10:42). Must you then worry about your weak powers of retention? Like Ezekiel, be prepared to eat it again and again and again, if need be (Ezek 3:1-3). And, lastly, let it be known that just as apostle Paul has written “This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.” (1 Cor 2:13), there should be no compromise in the manner of presenting spiritual truths or God’s Word. [Please note, this in itself is a testimony to the fact that all ‘suspicious teachings’ that have been handed down by way of Paul’s writings are really the evil handiwork of these liars and God-haters in disguise (2 Thess 2:2). Be warned!]
Likewise, when someone tells me, “Oh yes, I did read but have forgotten all about it now.”, they only betray themselves for what they truly are. Read Matt 13:4, “As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.” The birds flew away and so did the seeds!
Dear beloved children of God, there is nothing new in the method of learning I detailed above. Read Matt 10:26-27, Isa 50:4-5, Amos 3:7, Isa 15:3, Ps 25:14 etc. and understand from the examples of past prophets and servants of God in the Bible.
However, before I give anybody the idea that it is all very simple and that all you have to do is lock yourself up in a room and inquire of the Spirit of God, let me warn you it is not. Because, this is a holy communion, a holy fellowship between God and you. And the only way you can progress in it is by instant and complete obedience. Ezek 3:26 reads, “I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent…. But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them… Whoever will listen let him listen, and whoever will refuse let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.” And I began to do the very thing. Each time He spoke and opened my mouth, I spoke. And each time I spoke what He had entrusted me to, He entrusted me with some more. And thus it continues till date. There is also obedience with regard to one’s spiritual growth: Every time He showed me the Truth, I responded obediently and corrected my ways. Every time I corrected my ways, He blessed me and showered the wealth of His love on me so that I desired nothing else.
[For eg. When He called me, I answered; when He told me to leave everything and follow Him entirely in faith, that is what I did and began to live a life entirely dependent on Him and His provisions alone; when He told me not to borrow money I vowed I would not and never did after that; whenever He told me to leave a place or an association, I had come to rely on, I did; He taught me not to turn to man for anything, which meant welfares from the government too, but with patient endurance I was taught to wait on Him; when He told me to go someplace and to someone to teach the Word, I went; when He showed me something I did or used was wrong, which I had not realized until then, I’d not repeat etc. etc. They are just too many to enumerate because it is a one-on-One fellowship and walk with God – every single day brings fresh miracles, instructions, often disciplining too, and the surpassing peace of His presence even in times of deepest agony and terrible oppressions. Because that is how totally dependent I am on Him. It was so even when I did not know Him, and now more than ever because I know Him. Just as the psalmist testifies – “From birth I was cast upon You; from my mother’s womb You have been my God.” (Ps 22:10). And they are all witnessed by my children who are ever with me so that our life itself has become a school of learning for them. I have and am more than willing to sacrifice anything that comes in the way of His will for me, whatever it may be – money, time, comfort etc., however difficult…! The list just grows because, like I mentioned, this is a daily fellowship, a daily growth in Christ. Step by step did I learn to heed and obey. Most importantly, I was never concerned about what others thought of me or their obvious disapprovals. The only fear that governs me is the fear of God. By His mercy, the more I grow spiritually the more I learn to fear Him. I have come to rely on His incredible compassion for me, and as such, I continue in the sustenance of His grace alone. In matters of ministry, from the beginning I was warned strictly about fund-raising and such other schemes men employ in the pretext of God’s work. He has always maintained that it is His work and He will accomplish it – all He desires of me is obedience, to do exactly what He tells me to do and say.]
As I progressed, He healed me and cured me of all the affections and attachments of this world. Instead, He fills me with His love, the divine love that only seeks to save souls. Anyone without the seal of eternity on them grips me with unimaginable sorrow and pain. If only I could make them listen and understand. Likewise, I have come to abhor with the strongest loathing possible, the wickedness and godlessness of men – it is not possible for me to look at them as otherwise, but for what they truly are – brute beasts!
Finally, He taught me not to look for results. My only duty is to impart the Word of God faithfully, without fear of man. It is His work, He will gather His own in His time. [Again, let me fill you in with the true and divine perspective here: As Isa 54:1 says, the Church or the Spiritual Bride of Christ, is like a barren woman and has no issue to boast of. She is the Virgin Daughter of Zion. But, unseen and unbeknown to the world, she has conceived of the Spirit of God. And at the appropriate time, she will give birth to the sons of God, which will be soon. For she has already begun to travail with birth pangs. And therefore it will be very soon indeed. Read Isa 66:7-9, ‘“Before she goes into labor, she gives birth; before the pains come upon her, she delivers a Son. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children. Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?” says the Lord. “Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?” says your God.’]
Therefore, just as Jesus directs, if you cannot deny yourself and forsake your own thoughts and ways to embrace His high and lofty thoughts, His superior ways, His surpassing righteousness and the majestic splendor of His awesome holiness, you will not be able to follow Him or abide in Him. Every step of our walk with Him, we should ensure the ‘Cross’ of our calling is upon us and we faithfully impart that which is entrusted to us without which there can be no progress of growth and spiritual replenishment from Him. Likewise, there is the inevitable Cup of suffering we are called to partake of with Him – an inevitable and unavoidable heritage of the sons of God while we are in this present world, which guarantees our future partaking of His glory. We know the present world is in itself “groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” (Rom 8:22).
To sum it up, let us understand all the Challenges or Costs of following Christ, which incidentally comes in Cs too: Conversion + Cross + Cup, are the hallmarks of a Christian. These are Christ’s endowments for you in this world so that you remain in Him, for which explicit purpose itself is His Calling made known to you – to first save you and through you to gather many unto Him. The moment we falter from this divine insight, we stop growing and before we know it, we become worse than what we once used to be!
Ezek 14:3, “Then the Word of the Lord came to me, “Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces. Should I let them inquire of Me at all?” Further, the Lord adds, yet if they did not repent and go to their prophets to inquire of Me, “I the Lord will answer him Myself. I will set My Face against that man and make him an example and a byword. I will cut him off from My people…” (Ezek 14:7-8).
If we fail to see His surpassing holiness and in turn fail to faithfully reveal His holiness to the world, we cannot hope to be called the holy nation of God. All we end up doing is deceive ourselves and in turn have the blood of those we likewise deceive on our hands. And then, who may save us from our terrible guilt? Who may cleanse us of the Blood-guilt of the Son of God which will as a result come upon our heads?
Therefore, may it be with great trepidation and fear of God, that you read these revelations. You must understand that it is not the knowledge which inspires power or supremacy, but it is that which makes you doubly accountable. Paramount is the fact that it is that which seeks to save you, restore you, revive you and renew you. Never lose sight of that. I praise God for all your efforts and pray that it shall not be in vain.
SELF-AWARENESS AND SPIRITUAL HISTORY OF MANKIND
Introduction: I wish to present the spiritual history of mankind to create true self-awareness in my readers. Neither the Jews nor any other race for that matter is an authority on this, except the Spirit of God. Likewise, no one race could trace the history of mankind in oneself. The two – the spiritual and the geo-physical history of mankind – are intertwined in the Word of God, and it is there we shall unravel them.
Briefly, the creation of man, followed by their fall, their estrangement from God, rapid increase in sins or disobedience, their estrangement from the knowledge of God, multiplying in their sins until only wickedness was left in them – a brief interlude of the demonstration of His wrath by the Great Flood and so also of His compassion by allowing man to continue to live and multiply; again, the man’s return to hostility towards God and rise of wickedness and godlessness; followed by the calling of Abraham and Sarah, the making of Israel – a nation chosen and called to know and obey God so that they may reveal the mighty hand of God and teach the world; instead, the ensuing of Israel’s rebelliousness and disobedience; then the First Coming of the Messiah and the forsaking of Himself by His own who were raised and taught to wait for Him; His death and resurrection; the outpouring of the Holy Spirit which threw open the floodgates of Gospel to all mankind; the revived progression of Church with the power from on high as it advanced through iron ramparts and bronze fortresses of nations around the globe; until the present time when only the visible disarray and violations of His Word are all there to be seen once again. And that is precisely the history of mankind.
Why does man return to his sinful self, whether a Jew or of any other nationality? The answer is found in the book of Ezekiel. In the example of the Israelites cited therein. Read Ezek 16. Verse 17, “……and you made for yourselves male idols and engaged in prostitution with them.” Yes, the Truth is right there, instead of giving God the glory, they gloried in flesh and honored mere mortals. Read Jer 2:11-12, ‘“Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But My people have exchanged their Glory for worthless idols. Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with great horror.” declares the Lord.’ And Hos 4:7, “The more the priests increased, the more they sinned against Me; they exchanged their Glory for something disgraceful.”
Satan’s intention is to usurp God’s throne in heaven and all the glory that is His due. It is to fulfill this intention that after he had targeted a fraction of the angels, he has been seducing men. He imparts to them the same pride and arrogance with which he began his rebellion. So that, like the devil himself, forgetting the Source or the Benefactor-Father Who created them and endowed them so richly they begin to glory in themselves (eg. Ezek 16:14-15).
Israelites: As in the case of Israelites mentioned above, the Spirit of God testifies that even though to discipline them He had scattered them across the globe, wherever they went they only raised a mound for themselves and made lofty shrines in every public squares (Ezek 16:24). In other words, they glorified themselves and profaned God’s holy Name by their unfaithfulness before the eyes of the nations. And therefore, instead of the blessing they were meant to be, they became a byword to all the nations (eg. Ezek 14:8). Instead of revealing God’s holiness and His just nature to the world, they provoked Him to His face by substituting the knowledge of Him with Patriarchy and Laws of men. They pretended to honor Abraham and Moses, but in truth they were rejecting God and the knowledge of Him revealed to them in His Son Jesus Christ since the very beginning, even before the nation of Israel was born. Oh! How they pride themselves in rejecting Jesus Christ, the Holy One of Israel, the Light of Israel, their God! In their pride, they even forgot their true ancestry of that of the cursed Amorites and Hittites (Ezek 16:1-3).
As the Word of God testifies of them, they bartered away their blessings and true honor for detestable and worthless things. So that, instead of His Word, they began to honor their laws made ritualistic and complicated by their scribes, all the while going to great lengths to show their idolizing of the male.
And their feasts, instead of upholding what they truly stood for, once again, began to be offensively crowded with empty rituals instead of the Truth – which is that each of them is an integral part of the Gospel, pointers to Jesus Christ the Messiah they were seeking. Briefly:
- Sabbath – to honor and proclaim the eternal Sabbath rest through Christ,
- Passover and Unleavened Bread – to honor and proclaim the holy sacrifice of the Lamb of God and the resurrection of the holy and only begotten Son of God (the time when Israel worshiped in addition both on the first and the seventh day),
- Firstfruits – to honor Jesus Christ the Firstborn over all creation,
- the Day of Pentecost – to honor and proclaim the victory of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, celebrated in Heaven by the promised outpouring of the Holy Spirit on to the earth,
- Feast of Trumpets – announcing and honoring the fast approaching God’s war of Retribution and Judgment ,
- Atonement – honoring the perfect atonement possible in the aftermath of Christ’s vicarious death on the cross and, finally,
- Feast of Tabernacles – the announcement of the future inhabitation of Jerusalem or Israel by Christ and His saints for thousand years and thereafter in the eternal kingdom of God. Hence an eight day long festival with each of the day marked for sacred assembly. Why Israel or Jerusalem in particular? Because Jerusalem became the holy altar of God where the Son of God was sacrificed on earth.
Other nations: The nations in turn followed their evil ways, and instead of seeking the revealed knowledge of the true God of their prophets, prostituted themselves with male idols even more. Everywhere, man began to be honored, and in every possible manner. LET US REMEMBER, WHENEVER AND WHEREVER HONOR IS GIVEN TO MAN OR ANYTHING ELSE FOR THAT MATTER, GOD IS DISHONORED AND IDOLATRY EXPOSED! For eg. read Rev 19:10, “At this I fell at his feet to worship him (the angel of God). But he said to me, ‘Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.’”
The idolizing of men continued through the nations and churches, on their part, simply followed suit: Everything men do is for others to take notice, that fellow men may honor them. The Word of God testifies such men receive their reward in full while they are here itself (egs. Matt 6:5, Mk 12:38-40). And as the Church advanced, men all over, gained control of God’s flock and seduced them into honoring them and prostituting themselves with them. There is not a church visible to man where men are not revered, where the pride of flesh has not superseded submission to the Spirit. Women are whip-talked into submission on a regular basis while men put themselves on par with Christ. Note how the book of Hebrews has been desecrated with vulgar appeasement of the Jews in a fervent bid to appeal to their false sense of superiority!! And note how Song of songs has been granted their hideous canonical recognition. Note how the Church came to be divided by class system as men gave full sanction to the growing divide between classes by promoting slavery and the likes at the covert behest of such canonical induction as the letter to Philemon!
Note how their teachings on marriage are inculcated from the cradle itself so that children grow up learning to pray and seek for their respective spouses in men. Oh! For those days when men and women grew up with the knowledge that they were betrothed to God! (Ezek 16:8-13). Though God’s Word has, since the beginning (Gen 3:16), revealed the true nature and terrible pain associated with ‘sex’ for all women – from its very inception to the rest of their lives, these men beguile women into believing otherwise and conduct pre-marital counseling just so that women are lured into submission and taught that it is both their moral and spiritual obligation to God to please men. And women on their part would not have it any other way – they wouldn’t change it for the world! Therefore, God’s Word has decreed since of old, for instance, read Jer 13:18-27, “…. ‘Come down from your thrones, for your glorious crowns will fall from your heads.’………… Lift up your eyes and see those who are coming from the north. Where is the flock that was entrusted to you, the sheep of which you boasted? What will you say when the Lord sets over you those you cultivated as your special allies? WILL NOT PAIN GRIP YOU LIKE THAT OF A WOMAN IN LABOR? And if you ask yourself, ‘Why has this happened to me?’ – it is because of your many sins…. Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil. I will scatter you like chaff driven by the desert wind. This is your lot, the portion I have decreed for you.” declares the Lord, “because you have forgotten Me and trusted in false gods…..”
Exposing the so-called flock of God: These men, these ferocious wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matt 7:15), are no more than flimsy white-washed walls in the house of God (Ezek 13:13-16), tombs really (Matt 23:27-28), and they will certainly meet their fate. As for their women, why do they HIDE THEMSELVES BEHIND THEIR VEILS? Does not God see them for what they truly are? Ask Sarah (Gen 18:13-15).
You please men with your veils only to ensnare them (Ezek 13:18-19), and you cover up your evil deeds imagining that your veils are masks that serves to cover up for you! And you are only too happy to don them when men impose it upon you (for eg. 1 Cor 11:5-6)!
Therefore, your veils – which represent the false teachings to the honor of your false pride and the magic charms on your wrists – which represent your foolish deeds betraying your unfaithfulness to your God (instead of God’s Word and His righteous decrees that were meant to be your true glory – refer Deut 11:18) will testify against you and bring forth your doom. “Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: …….. I WILL TEAR OFF YOUR VEILS AND SAVE MY PEOPLE FROM YOUR HANDS, AND THEY WILL NO LONGER FALL PREY TO YOUR POWER. Then you will know that I am the Lord. Because you disheartened the righteous with your lies, when I had brought them no grief, and because you encourage the wicked not to turn from their evil ways and so save their lives, therefore you will no longer see false visions or practice divinations. I will save My people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the Lord.” (Ezek 13:20-23).
Unraveling the significance of Mary Magdalene’s divinely commemorated worship: At this juncture, let us pause and understand why Jesus honored Mary Magdalene’s worship and has relegated it to divine commemoration alongside the Gospel. The three aspects of her perfect worship are symbolic and self explanatory:
- The tears that wet Jesus’ feet: sign of true repentance – a broken heart and a contrite spirit.
- The expensive jar of perfume: the fragrance of His righteousness which replaced her sinful past.
- and The wiping of His feet with her hair: the unveiling or the freedom of the Spirit that brought her into His presence in the first place.
That is right, only women who truly enjoy the freedom of the Spirit which frees them from all bondages, especially the bondage of submission to men, would dare to unveil themselves and offer perfect worship to Him, which is only possible in Spirit and Truth. Therefore, all those who heed God’s Word abide in the Spirit and in the Truth. For, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Gal 5:1)
Before concluding, I would like to answer a few commonly heard questions that are raised in relation to the history of mankind:
1. Who did Cain fear when he was banished from the land, from the presence of the Lord?
The evil spirits who roamed about freely for they were flung down to earth after their rebellion was discovered. Matt 12:43-45 is an apt allegory to describe their presence on the earth, almost all of whom now reside in men.
2. Whom did Cain, his sons and for that matter Seth marry when there is no mention of any other women except Eve during that time?
Why do we doubt God’s provisions? If God could provide Adam a wife without the asking, can He not provide these men their wives? When we learn to put our trust in God, we not only stop doubting but also start waiting on Him. The very same thing He tries to teach us – for instance, remember how He instructs Israelites to not to store any manna for the next day? Truly, who among men is willing to trust God so implicitly, even though one is aware it will be credited to one as righteousness?
3. Who are the unscrupulous ‘sons of God’ mentioned in Gen 6:2, whose deeds invited the wrath of God?
They are mortal men of early days, when they still remembered their lost glory, that they were called to represent God. It is not unusual for God to call man, His sons, or as gods, especially the man as the chosen ones to represent Him. For eg. Ex 7:1, “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘See, I have made you like god to Pharaoh…'”. Similarly, Jn 10:34, “Jesus answered them, ‘Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’? If He called them ‘gods’ to whom the word of God came…..”
The conviction of Holy Spirit removes all doubts and fears from our hearts. God is a Friend to His faithful servants. He does not keep secrets from them. But, sometimes, it is not possible for us to know everything right now, for obvious reasons. For eg. Jesus has made it very clear that the Day or the Hour of His Second Coming will not be made known. It is for us to trust Him and heed His warnings instead. Similarly Rev 10:4 shows us how the angel of the Lord tells John to seal up and not write down what the seven thunders had spoken. As apostle Paul writes in 1 Cor 13:9-12, “…. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”
Conclusion: As such, the spiritual history of all mankind may be chartered in the following manner. We find that no one race is unique. “Lowborn men are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie; if weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath.”(Ps 62:9). In fact, by His incredible compassion and unwavering faithfulness, in spite of themselves, Israel and its warring neighbors will rank third in the kingdom of God alongside each other (Isa 19:23-25), for He is faithful to raise a remnant out of them because of the faithfulness and obedience of a few among them.
If I were to create a flow chart of the spiritual history of mankind, it will have to appear like this:
- Adam and Eve – Adam falls out, Eve remains.
- Cain and Abel – Cain falls out, Abel is killed.
- Cain – banished and estranged to spread to as far as it would take him and his many sons to go and settle.
- Seth – remains, and for a while hope of mankind is restored and all begin to call on His Name once again.
- Enoch – remains, but godlessness and wickedness are widespread once again.
- Noah – remains, but his sons fall out giving rise to many, many, nations including the cursed Canaanites, a group of seven nations whose land was given over to the Israelites according to God’s promise to Abraham.
- Out of them first Terah is called – he falls out, then,
- Abraham and Sarah called along with Lot – Lot falls out but Israel the nation of God is born, alongside Ishmael’s nation and the cursed races of Lot’s offspring, Israel’s perpetual enemies and warring brethren.
- Esau and Jacob – Esau falls out and branches off to add to the number of Israel’s warring brethren; meantime Israel herself falls out and is enslaved in Egypt.
- Israel – recalled as promised to take possession of Canaan; but falls out once again in Canaan and are sent to exile in Babylon – now split amongst themselves as Judah and Israel.
- Israel – recalled again in keeping with His promise, but falls out again, rejects her Messiah and is herself ravaged and scattered throughout the earth.
- Israel – recalled yet again in keeping with His promise, this time united but continuing to reject her God and incurring His wrath.
She will once again be ravaged and plundered, when all nations will unite and wage war with her. It will be a time in Israel’s history unparalleled ever before in the history of any nation for that matter (eg. Matt 24:15-21, Mk 13:14-19 etc.) Such will be the times of their distress that at last their eyes will open and they will mourn for the One they pierced. The remnant will call on Him, and He will be faithful to answer them and rescue them (Matt 23:39, Ps 118:25-26, Zech 12:10-13, Ezek 39:21-29 etc.).
Throughout the rest of the world, all nations that were estranged from God are likewise recalled as the Gospel was made known to each of them even though Israel as God’s nation failed them. But as it stands today with Israel, so it is with each one of them – all have rejected their Messiah, their God. The vine of God’s children, including those few of Israel, are uprooted and planted in the desert, in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty land. What is more? Fire has spread from one of its main branches and consumed its fruit! No strong branch is left on it fit for a ruler’s scepter! (Ezek 19:13-14, Rev 12:12-14). While these draw their last breaths, the rest of the world continue to increase in wrongdoing and wickedness. As for those dogs and sows who have returned to their vomit and to wallow in their filth respectively, they have made Babylon their refuge, their splendor. So that the awesome Judgment of God which was reserved for Satan and the wicked will first fall upon them, beginning with their priests and their elders.
This is truly how we are now. So, where is the boasting? Where is the clamor of victory? What remains is the hearkening of the heavenly trumpets. And then it will be too late! Therefore, all those who have willed themselves to read this, wake up! This is the last of His unadulterated Word that you will hear. Soon this will also cease. Therefore, receive His Word. Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for He has not found your deeds complete! Never mind what it may cost you, but buy from Him gold refined in the fire, so you can truly become rich; and white clothes to wear so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see that He still stands outside and knocks. Receive Him and His eternal fellowship so that He may sup with you and you in turn may sup with Him in His holy abode. May your soul feed on the richest of His fare so that His eternal Words are bound on your foreheads and the obedience of them by your deeds manifested in your hands – for only then we may hope to relinquish ourselves of the mark of beast on our forehead and on our right hand!
May God bless you!