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Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

So in the beginning, the ‘antichrists’ did not arise from outside the church, but as John clearly stated, they came from within but left the church. The ‘antichrists’ were not from the pagan religions of their time, but were those who left and not just left, but also drew others with them with their own version of the teachings of Jesus other than that which was given to the eleven and Paul. But then it was the eleven who first lost control on the type of teachings that is acceptable when they permitted James the Younger to make his judgments and accepted them and also sent them on for us gentiles to observe in Acts 15.

Once the partial observance of the law was added for the church to also practise, the lines became blurred and Judeo Christianity arose, rather than a church that practised only the words of Jesus because Jesus had fulfilled the law for them. Instead of a church that practised the Lord’s word in total holiness while upholding the law for those who chose to uphold the law, you have a religion that now practises a little of the words of Jesus, observes much of the law for themselves as well as the teachings and traditions of men, just like the pharisees and sadducees of Jesus’ day did. The more the power was lost, the more ritualism and politics took over, and the institution was born. An institution that will oppose the return of Jesus as rigorously as the worst of Jesus’ own enemies who are not yet under His feet. For when Jesus arrives, every ministry will have to give account to Him personally on what they have done with His words, just like king Saul had to do. The word of the Lord to Saul was, Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.” However, Saul thought he could improve on the Lord’s command and so as not to waste the livestock, Saul and the army spared Agag and the best of the sheep and cattle, the fat calves and lambs—everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed. And the Lord said to Samuel, “I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from Me and has not carried out My instructions.” And so Saul lost his kingdom.

The keeping of what he thought was good and removing the weak and despised by Saul is exactly the same as James the Younger’s actions. For James the Younger kept what he thought was the ‘good’ parts of the law – avoidance of sexual immorality and avoidance of eating blood, strangled meats and food sacrificed to idols – and removed the parts that were weak and despised like the expulsion of women on their menstruation days and the stoning to death of adulterers.

You see, with the word of God, it is all or nothing. Either you obey it in whole or not at all. Obedience in part is useless. It is like going to Capernaum instead of Bethsaida… yes, they got into the boat to go, but they went to the wrong town! It is like going to Galilee after the resurrection… yes, they went to the mountain where Jesus told them to go, but they went on the wrong day!

The apostles were told, “Listen to Him,” and Jesus never left any instructions to listen to James, but rather, He said clearly, “…the Counselor, the Holy Spirit… will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” James reminding the apostles of what Moses said was not the Holy Spirit speaking through him, for if it is, then the Holy Spirit has broken faith with Jesus! And that can never be.

So from the example of James introducing teachings that go against the teachings of Jesus, the antichrists have come out of the church, each with their doctrines that they have received from an angel or deep revelations, some of which even deny the Sonship of Jesus, as John had experienced by 1 John 2.22-23 that he could pen this warning: Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist—he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

So just as Saul lost the kingdom conferred on him, the apostles lost the Kingdom of God, the kingdom of power, conferred on us, and just as Israel lurched from its heyday of mighty military power to a mere puppet under Roman rule, so the church has decayed from its heyday of being the center where all who come were healed to being a puppet of worldly systems, like health services where treatment is offered but no miracles are available like they were from the beginning.

If the liar is the one who denies Jesus is the Christ, then who is the man of truth? The one who says Jesus is the Christ? Surely not, for even demons have said, “I know who You are—the Holy One of God!” No, it is not those who say that Jesus is the Christ who are people of truth, but as Jesus said, “He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.” You see, a man of truth is not determined by what he says, but by whose honour he works for. A man who works for his own honour is not a man of truth even if he is a completely honest man in whom there are no lies. Of Nathanael, Jesus said, “Here is a true Israelite, in whom there is nothing false.” But Israel never worked for the honour of the One who sent them. When you work for the honour of the One who sent you, you do not grumble, you do not change what He commands you to do, you do it exactly the way you are told so that the glory of the success goes to the One who gave the command and not the one who did the work! Which is why Jesus taught us, “So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’ “ See the word now: “…when you have done everything you were told to do…”

By Acts 15 the eleven had not yet done everything they were told to do and as such, they had no business at all listening to James the Younger.

Saul lost his kingdom because he did not do everything he was told to do, and so did we. Just as Saul sought to defend his actions, so will many do likewise. Like Saul we have said, “But I did obey the Lord. I went on the mission the Lord assigned me.” It is like the twelve saying, “But we did get into the boat,” and the eleven saying, “But we did get to the mountain in Galilee,” and the rest of us saying, “But we did build a church, preach the Gospel and convert the heathens.” However… we also did a few other things because we could not do what You did, Lord.

In the beginning, Mark 16.20 recorded: Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed His word by the signs that accompanied it. However, as we substituted His words for our words, there was no longer a need for the Lord to work with us, for there were none of His words to be confirmed with signs. Certainly, the Lord was not told by Jesus to confirm our words, for Jesus clearly said, “…the Spirit of Truth… will testify about Me.”

You see, if one preaches Jesus’ words, the honour goes to Jesus. If you preach your own words, the honour goes to you. So if you are working so that you can preach your own message, who are you honouring? Not the O/one who sent you unless you sent yourself, in which case you have no right to call yourself a ‘Christian’ or a ‘servant of Jesus’ or a ‘disciple of Jesus’.

So what do you call a church that practises the words of James the Younger in Jesus’ Name? Who are they honouring – James or Jesus? Since the Holy Spirit is here to confirm Jesus’ words with signs, it is little wonder that any church that practises the recommendations of James the Younger is devoid of the signs that accompany the preaching of the words of Jesus. And when the real signs are missing, then the counterfeits must be put in their place.

In the days of Solomon, he made golden shields and placed them in the temple, and when Rehoboam lost them he made bronze shields to replace them, which looked like the gold shields but were not gold shields. So likewise, when real miracles like blind men seeing and lame men walking were gone, like sinners in weeping and conviction of full repentance were gone, the church replaced it with relics like bottled blood that liquefied, weeping statues, confirmation services and so on and so on. When the power to drive out demons was lost, exorcism with its incantations and rituals replaced it. The bronze replaced the gold in the hope that no one would notice and everyone pretended the bronze was gold.

When Jesus came to reveal the Father, the church revealed herself and took over as mother and some even had their priests called ‘father’.

You see, a prostitute works for no one’s honour, not even her own, but sells herself to the highest bidder or any bidder just to keep herself alive. This is not a slur to those women who have to be prostitutes to feed themselves and their children, or those who are tricked and sold into sexual slavery daily around the world. Rather, it is an apology to all of them, for they are all victims of the worst prostitute of all – MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES, AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. …the woman was drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus – an entity that came into existence after the fall of the Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar… an entity in which the people of God are living in, for God said, “Come out of her, My people…” And in what entity do the people of God live in now that they may come out of her? Is it not the church itself, the church that is the prostitute?

So what makes a church, any church, a prostitute?

It is any church that is a liar, not because it does not say, “Jesus is the Christ,” but because it does not honour the One who sent it. Who sends a group of believers and disciples? It is Jesus… and we dishonour Him every time we do not listen to Him or practise His words, but go and listen to those who use His Name to introduce teachings and practices that go against Jesus’ teachings just because it seems good to them. The moment the church at Jerusalem adopted James’ recommendations and said, “It seemed good…” the truth was gone and the lies began. You cannot say you honour Jesus when you approve of another whose words go against Jesus. A man cannot serve two masters; you cannot honour Jesus and the one who is not with Him. Worst thing of all, a church that practises words contrary to Jesus’ words in His Name is lying to itself. It is a church that does not reveal the Father to her children through the words of Jesus.

James’ words do not reveal the Father because James did not know the Father. James knew God through Moses, but it is Jesus alone who can reveal the Father. So any church that does not practise the words of Jesus cannot reveal the Father, and any children who do not know who their Father is can be children of a prostitute. Certainly if you belong to one that teaches you to call many men ‘father’, then that is as blatant a proof of your sonship of a prostitute as any… for no prostitute can tell their children who is their father… could be him or him or him. And their prostitution continues to bring disgrace to the Name and personage of Jesus to this day.

However, it is not just the lack of words and revelation of the Fatherhood alone that makes a church a prostitute. It is the comfort it offers that makes it the prostitute. All prostitutes offer temporary relief for a need at a price without relationship. Thus any church that offers temporary relief at a price to anyone has behaved like a prostitute. Temporary relief in the form of ritualistic sanctifications, justifications, baptisms and ceremonies without discipleship for sonship or daughtership. You see, the relief that Jesus offers is not a temporary relief, but a permanent one – a place in His family – where the true relief comes not from attendance at a religious ceremony or being part of an organisation, but from the relationship a person develops with God the Father through Jesus Christ.

It is the prostitution by those who claim to be the believers of Jesus that offends those who hunger for the truth to the point that they would bear arms to fight.

If we were able to heal all the sick in every village we made first contact with, multiplied the food, healed their waters, controlled the weather, removed the curse from their land, and broke the power of witchcraft and sorcery from them without demanding their conversion, what people would fight and kill to prevent the preaching of the Gospel for free? Only the sons of Satan, and even then, if we had retained the power, we would have been able to blind them like Elisha did and then serve them lunch after we healed them, and then send them home.

No, the real enemy is us who have deluded ourselves in accepting the bronze to be as good as the gold, like the Israelites of Rehoboam’s days did. The truth is this is a very unpalatable message and few are they who would accept this, for there is only a very narrow road and a very narrow gate – Jesus is the true Gate and He is the only Way and that Way is in His words and His words alone, confirmed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The only way we can overcome this enemy is to not become one ourselves. As such, the overcoming of the prostitute begins with each and every individual in each and every church to repent and work only for the honour of the One who sent them – Jesus – by listening to His words and doing everything He told us to do first without listening to anyone else… not even Moses or Elijah, even if they were to appear, for the Father said, “Listen to Him,” that is, Jesus, even when Moses and Elijah were standing beside Him. Having done that, ensure that the Father Jesus came to reveal to us is made known to all who believe as they take up their right as children, ensuring no one else is called ‘father’, for we only have one Father and He is in Heaven. And finally, realise the purpose of the church or any ministry is not to offer temporary relief for a price. So nothing, nothing is ever sold but is freely given, and the relief to its members is a continuous permanent relief that comes through participation in the Family of Jesus and an ever deepening relationship with the Father… without ritual, without organisational hierarchy, without limit of access, but all may boldly approach the Father’s throne to receive mercy and grace at anytime in secret prayer and righteousness.

The false prophet is but one man… but the prostitute, she sits over many nations and languages and she is a formidable enemy, so do not underestimate her and do not become her yourself. So watch yourselves… and as we go on, understand we are to echo the Lord’s warning, “Come out of her, My people…” not by condemning those who are under her spell and witchcraft, for a voice, if shouted to those in darkness, only confuses them and frightens them even more and they will run away. Rather, be the light that Jesus said you are to be and let the light of His presence and word shine out of you. Heal the sick who have received her plagues and let everything be confirmed with the power of miracles, signs and wonders in these final days of grace before the Lord unleashes that which He has held back for so long.

You see, dear reader, as long as you work with all your heart, soul, might and mind – because of the mercy withheld from Jesus, because of the justice due to Jesus, and because of the faithfulness shown by Jesus, for you know He is the only innocent, righteous and faithful Man who ever walked this Earth – for His honour, you are a person of truth. There is nothing false about you and no prostitute or her daughters can have any power against you, for God has said, “Those who honor Me I will honor, but those who despise Me will be disdained.”

If that is what God will do to the ones who honour Him, what will He do to the ones who honour His Son and bring Him justice and glory for His faithfulness and give Him rest?

Selah.

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