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Time IV – Set Times III

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Your reaction to the truth that the times are set by the Father’s own authority will determine whether you stand with Satan or against Satan.  For Satan, even the times are set as it is written:  Then I heard a loud voice in Heaven say… “Therefore rejoice, you Heavens and you who dwell in them!  But woe to the Earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you!  He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.”

For if indeed the times are set as Jesus said they are, and they are, then even Satan knows there is only a limited period of time by which he can still roam free on the Earth before he faces his millennial incarceration and then his eternal disposal in the lake of burning sulphur.  Disposed like one would dispose of excrement, hence the term ‘the lake of burning sulphur.’  The lake – the second death – is not a prison like Tartarus and Hell are, for even in prison you still have a certain status and certain definition of existence and even a hope of release or parole.  However, the lake of fire is not a prison; it is God’s disposal unit of all that is no longer needed and has no future place or purpose at all.  So what goes there is like what goes into a cesspool, not even a rubbish dump but a cesspool, from which there is no possibility of salvage, hence salvation.

As usual, the failure of those who should know their word but yet do not has led to incorrect preaching concerning even the fate of Hell and those who are in it.  The fires of Hell are eternal; they never go out.  However, the placement of all who are in Hell, in Tartarus, in prison, in Hades and in Sheol is not as eternal as one is led to believe, for it is clearly written:  …Death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. They fail to distinguish between Hell and the lake of sulphur.  Those who are assigned to Hell are assigned to punishment and destruction of their souls, like one is assigned to a prison… but those assigned to the lake of fire are assigned to permanent disposal, like a lump of excrement flushed down the toilet to the cesspool, never ever to be found again, into which no one will go to look

Jesus showed us that difference when He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. See that He went to preach… and when you preach it means, “Repent,” is part of the message.  Unfortunately for those whose beliefs are not based on a firm knowledge of the Scriptures or the power of God, and worst of all on a firm knowledge of the Person of the Father, they will find such news blasphemous.  However, their error comes from their lack of knowledge of the Scriptures and of the power of God and of the Person of the Father Jesus came to reveal.

As such, elect, discussions of such things with those who are confident of their knowledge based on their theologies, doctrines and traditions and yet do not know the difference between the Father’s command to disciples and the mother’s instructions to servants is entirely fruitless and a waste of time.  As the Lord said, “Leave them…” for when Heaven and Earth are removed and Hell and Death are thrown into the lake of fire, then there is plenty of time to explain to them the difference between Hell and the lake of sulphur.

So back to the main topic – set times.  Even Satan knows his time is short, that is, his time is set and he is furious.  Furious because when it is over, when his time is over, he will be disposed of like a lump of excrement, never ever to be remembered again as one does not remember excrement.  He who is full of pride and concern for himself, who is the centre of his own universe, and who came for no one but wants everyone to worship him, will never be remembered again – disposed.  For one remembers one’s prisoners before one can remember one’s excrement.  So understand the reason for his fury… that he knows his time is set, and so his entire focus – his entire aim – is to delay and prolong his set time.

Now, how do you delay or prolong the set times?  This needs understanding.  Man sets time according to the movement of the stars, sun and moon that dictate the seasons so that one is able to set a particular date to man’s events.  That is not the way God sets His times.  God sets His times and dates not by the movement of the sun, stars or moon or even by seasons, but rather, He sets His dates and times from the manifestation of an event.

As an example, the return of Israel was set 70 years from the exile, not by a particular calendar day, but by the event when Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed Jerusalem and had sent the exiles to Babylon, it would be seventy years after that.  However, if the destruction of Jerusalem was delayed, so would the exile and the return.

If you can understand this, you will understand how and why Satan can delay the return of Christ, for the return of Christ is set upon a time and date that is dependant on certain events to be fulfilled first, some of which cannot be delayed, but others can be.  You see, when asked about when the end of the age would come, Jesus placed this condition upon its advent: “And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come;” “And the Gospel must first be preached to all nations.”

Satan knows, even if the church does not know, that the words of Jesus are absolutely true and are set in rock… not a stroke can disappear from it and it can never be broken.  Moreover, Satan knows God will always keep His word and never break His word, but that His word must be fulfilled to the minutest detail.  Since the coming of the end is conditional on the finishing of the preaching of the Gospel, then every and any delay and distraction to that goal will serve to delay the coming of the end and so Satan prolongs his days of freedom.  That is why I have always said, “Satan does not mind you saving souls for Heaven; just do not bring Jesus back.”  For as long as Jesus is not back, Satan remains free.

However, herein the plot thickens.  It is not just, “And the Gospel must first be preached to all nations,” it is, “And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations…” Even though there is much preaching of the Gospel by those who believe and indeed it is probably finished now… however, the preaching has not been done as a testimony but only as a theory.  The church has become an unwitting instrument of Satan by losing the power that it needs for witnesses to testify and it invented its own way of sharing its own version of the Gospel with the power of signs, wonders and miracles to confirm it through the mouths of trustworthy witnesses… but delegated it to ambitious theorists who preach what they believe and some have even enforced their unproven, untested theory by the power of swords, guns, money and politics.

A gospel of sorts has been preached and continues to be preached in all sorts of manner by all sorts of people… true… but does it satisfy these words: “And this Gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come”?  Bible colleges, seminaries and theological degrees do not give you testimonials, only an academic knowledge of the history and the commentaries of those who critique the history.  Listening to Jesus and putting His words into practice until you have done what it says and can do what it says gives you the testimony.  Many believe that the Name of Jesus can drive out demons and heal the sick and so they preach it as an academic theory.  Only those who have actually done it and seen it can share it and testify of its truth as a witness.  Now witnesses are raised by discipleship.

Indeed, of those who saw Jesus heal the sick or were healed by Him, He told many of them to keep it quiet.  Why?  Because they had not yet been discipled.  It was, I remind you, elect, to His disciples that He said, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” In our exuberance and ignorance we have sent those who are not discipled to preach and deluded ourselves that we are finishing the task so that the end can come.  The multimedia outreach capability of the 21st century is the proof we have been wrong.  A gospel of sorts has been preached to nations by all manners of believers, yes… but the word is not fulfilled and so the end that Satan dreads cannot come and he has managed to stave off his day of incarceration and the day of his disposal quite successfully.

So who knows when the Gospel of the kingdom has been preached to all nations in a satisfactory manner?  God knows of course… but is it possible for some other than God to know?  You see, Noah was told by God to build the ark and until Noah finished the ark, God could only wait patiently, decade after decade.  Noah himself was no slouch, for to build a ship of that size, which could take on the waves and current of a perfect storm, with maybe only his sons to help, is a near impossible task and certainly not one that can be done in a few years, especially if one had no scientific technology and refused to use Nephilimic technology.

Remember, elect, Noah lived in the time of Nephilimic technology – what we now call magic and witchcraft – supernatural powers of fallen angels that are in the flesh of their illegitimate children, the Nephilim, the heroes of old.  Noah would have been tempted to use them, but stayed true to his manhood and finished the ark by the sweat of his brow and the strength of his back so that those accursed sons of angels had no part in God’s work.

Noah took many decades and God waited.  However, Noah knew the day he finished the ark, so God was not the only One to know when the ark was finished.  So likewise, elect, we – the knowers of God – who know that this Gospel of the kingdom must be preached to all nations as a testimony before the end can come will, like Noah, know the day the work is finished.  And from that day, we who know will also know the date set by God for the end to arrive.

The work looks hard and impossibly difficult to do for such a small group, but if Jesus has said to you, “You go finish the work,” fear not, for He was only saying that to test you as He tested the twelve.  Learn the lesson, for He has not sent us to do this alone, but with the truth of Scripture and the power of God as well as a firm knowledge of who and what our Father who is in Heaven is truly like.

Just as the feeding of the 5,000 looked dauntingly impossible to the twelve, so it should to all of us.  But if you know the Scriptures and the power of God and if you know your Father, then you know your Father knows what you need, and before you ask it is given.  For as you seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, all that the pagans run after has already been given to you… and to those who have, more will be given until they have more than enough, and that more than enough will manifest, like the loaves and fish multiplied, as we give thanks just like Jesus did.

Did not Jesus say, “If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”? And is this not true?  You who have held onto listening to Jesus have been set free.  Free from the delusional state of the church that is winning souls to populate Heaven whilst leaving Satan to roam free on the Earth because we have not fulfilled the Scriptures to bring Jesus back.  Free from that delusional state when you thought you could bind Satan when he will not be bound until Jesus arrives.  Free from that delusional state when you thought Jesus is waiting for you to go to Heaven when in truth He wants you to be waiting for Him to arrive back on Earth.  Free, set free, from the lies and delusions caused by Satan and the witchcraft of that harlot who has used the so-called deep secrets of Satan to mislead the saints.  Free because not only do you believe, but having believed, you practised and worked and became expert witnesses whose testimonies are based on the Scriptures, the power of God and the Person of your Father – the Father of Jesus Christ – you know.

God has set the dates and times by His authority, and by His authority, those who know Him know His dates and times.  As He said to Noah, “Seven days from now I will send rain on the Earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the Earth every living creature I have made,” so one day will He say to those who have finished the assigned work… and like Noah before us, we who know our God will know His set dates and times and be silent… for God is in His holy temple.  Amen.

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