Our purpose in this ministry is to enlighten you in the coming kingdom and the glory of our God, and King, Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to help believers be prepared to meet the Lord when he returns.
We are commanded to teach the importance of confessing our sins to Jesus Christ, our High Priest, and the importance of studying God’s Word.
Our main purpose is to teach the full council of God’s Word, and to make the believer aware of the sin in their lives, and that there is a consequence for that sin.
We help Christians to be prepared for the rapture of the Church, and to be ready to stand before the Lord Christ Jesus at the Judgment Seat.
We want to make believers aware of the super-natural things that are happening around us that organized religion has explained away, these things are past, present and future. Things such as UFOs, Aliens, Giants or Nephilim, Dinosaurs, Demons, Angels, etc.
Scripture supports the super-natural so we need to pay close attention to our surroundings, for our family and friends sake!
Spirit, Soul and Body
One of the most important things to understand after a person has came to the saving knowledge of the finished work of Christ is to understand the difference in the (Spirit, Soul and Body). Most believers equate the spirit, and the soul. Also a lot of believers acknowledge that there is a difference, but they can’t explain. In this commentary we’re going to look at the differences between the two, and separate what the Bible really says about this subject, from mans traditional interpretation. I’ll be using some Greek words but don’t let that intimidate you. You don’t have to be a scholar to understand these translations. You can use your Strong’s dictionary to see with your own eyes what I will show you in the following pages.
Let us begin with looking at the differences between these two words. The word (spirit) is translated from the Greek word pnyoo’-mah. This word can be used in English several ways, depending on the context of what is being written about. Here are the English translations; wind, breeze, breath, ghost, or (spirit). So one must determine the subject of the writer and then determine the translation. Something I’ve seen from believers over the years is this; Christians will argue that the Holy Spirit of God is really the Holy Ghost, or, it’s not the Holy Ghost, it’s the Holy Spirit. If you are guilty of this than you really have not studied God’s Word much at all, and you are showing how ignorant you really are when it comes to God’s Word! The Holy Ghost, and the Holy Spirit are the same; they are translated from one Greek word, pnyoo’-mah. Please look in your Strong’s dictionary and see it for yourself, don’t take my word for it. Now you might say this if you’re a traditionalist, and you choose not to learn anything on your own, and will only listen to a preacher who wouldn’t know God if God Himself slapped that preacher in the back of the head; “I don’t need to know what the Greek says, my King James Bible tells me everything I need to know about everything”. Well I’m not going to knock the King James because I prefer it myself, but you will never know the real truth of God’s Word without word studies! So look beyond your tradition, and pride so you can see the truth.
Let us now look at the word (soul). The word (soul) is translated from the Greek word psoo-khay’; this word psoo-khay’ is translated into two English words, (Soul), and life. These English words are synonymous with each other; they mean the same thing. Your (soul) is your life! Now that you have this knowledge you must realize that your spirit, and (soul) are not the same, they’re different. Your spirit is one part of you and your soul is another part. Genesis 1:26 and God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; We know that our God is made of three parts, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We also see in Genesis 1:26, 27 that God made Adam in His image, so man is made of three parts; (spirit, soul and body). Now let us look at God’s Word and study why it is so important in the believers life to understand the differences in the (spirit, and the soul).
Let us go to the beginning, where it all started, with man, and his relationship with God. God created man in His own image; we see that Adam was created in the image and likeness of God. Adam was Flesh, and bone but he also was a divine creation; he could not die naturally. Now let us look together at God’s Word and see what happened to Adam.
Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 ¶ And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Here we see that God told Adam to freely eat of every tree in the garden except for one; Adam could not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and if he did eat of it he would die. Some of you are curious I’m sure to why Adam didn’t die like God said he would; but Adam did die, instantly! Adam died spiritually the moment he partook of the forbidden fruit. His natural body began to die physically, afterwards. In Adam we can see the separation of the (spirit, soul and body).
Pay attention to what happened to this divine creation of God. God said “the day you eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you will die”. Ask yourself; what is death? Death is separation from God, and our spirit is what allows us to know God, to understand God, and to be in the everlasting presents of God. A man or woman that have not come to the saving knowledge of the finished work of Christ are dead spiritually, and cannot understand the things of God; they are separated from God because of death; they’re dead spiritually. But a person who is lost still has a body, and a soul (life). When Adam ate the forbidden fruit he died spiritually, but his soul (life) still existed and his body also. Here is something you may have never thought of; your soul is eternal, it will either reside in the Lake of Fire or in the presents of the Lord throughout the ages to come. The only way your spirit can live forever is through the finished work of God; in my case and yours, that finished work was done by Christ Jesus at the cross, but for Adam, that finished work happened in the garden by Jehovah, at the end of Genesis 3.
Genesis 3:21 ¶ Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
We saw that Adam tried to cover his nakedness, and sin with a work of his own, but God did not except Adam’s work. God took an innocent animal, and shed its blood to make these coats that would cover Adam’s nakedness. Only through the finished work of Christ can sin be covered. You might be thinking; how did Christ cover Adam’s sin in the Garden of Eden, when he had not yet been born? My friend, open your eyes to the scripture and see what it says; Gen 1:26 “let us make man in our image, after our likeness”. The answer is Christ has always been. In the Old Testament Jehovah is Christ in the person and image of a man at certain times. Jehovah is the Jesus of the Old Testament, and they’re the same but different also; Jehovah is God, and Jesus is God also! Now look at this before you think I’ve fallen and hit my head; Christ, and God are not names, they’re titles. Jehovah and Jesus are names; Christ means messiah or anointed, and Jesus came to the Jews to be there messiah, but the Jews rejected Jesus because they didn’t know he was really Jehovah born from the virgin, Mary. In the Old Testament God would appear to his children as Jehovah, God would take the form of a man and appear as a man. But when it was time for him to appear as the messianic King, a descendent of King David, God had to be born of a woman, and that woman was the virgin, Mary. So here is where the rubber meets the road; Jehovah is God appearing as a man, and Jesus is God born of the virgin, Mary; Jesus is God in the form of flesh. You must always realize the different time periods in the Bible and not run everything together.
Now back to the (spirit, soul and body). We see a difference now in the three parts of mankind, and that the fate of each part is to be determined. Let us look at Adam once again and see a better picture of his complete redemption. We saw how Adam died in Gen 3, and how he was saved also. But ask yourself this question; was Adam fully redeemed when he accepted the coat of skin from God? Also ask yourself this; is Adam fully redeemed at this present moment of time? Well let us look together. Adam was saved, but he died a natural death; so that tells us he was not fully redeemed, if he was, he would not have died a natural death. So, is Adam fully redeemed now, in the present? Paul said; 1 Corinthians 5:8 to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. So with that we realize Adam, at this present time is with the Lord but absent from his body. So the answer is no, Adam is not fully redeemed in the present time we now live, because he has not received his new body, yet! Now you’re curious as to when Adam will receive that new body aren’t you. Well he will receive it before the marriage of the Lamb. Adam is not part of the Bride of Christ, but he will be a guest at the marriage of Christ to His bride. So Adam will have his new body, fully redeemed, and fully glorified before the marriage of Christ. So where does that leave you and I? When will we receive our fully redeemed, glorified body? The answer is at the Judgment Seat of Christ! We are saved spiritually through, and by the finished work of Christ Jesus. We are forever saved by His work, and we can never add to, take away, or blemish the finished work of Christ; never! But our natural body of flesh is slowly dying day by day. This body we now have is still as lost as it was before you, or I, were saved! This body will not be saved until the rapture of the church. When the rapture happens, all of the body of Christ will be transformed into a body like Christ had when he rose from the dead. It will be a body of flesh and bone animated by the spirit, not the blood. When Jesus arose from the dead He had not yet been fully glorified; his full glorification came after forty days. The apostles could look at Jesus, and touch Jesus after he arose, but when Paul, on his way to Damascus saw Jesus he was blinded by the Light, of Jesus. When Paul saw Jesus, he saw Jesus in his Glorified body, and his natural eyes could not stand the brightness of Christ’s body; so we see that glorification comes sometime after a believer has received their new body. Now this is what I’m praying you will understand; this is the answer to the grey area between eternal security, and the teaching of losing one’s salvation. You are saved spiritually now and through out the everlasting ages through the finished work of Christ; you done nothing to earn it, you only believed.
But those that teach you can lose your salvation are right about one thing; there is a penalty for sin, in the believer’s life! That penalty is determined at the Judgment Seat of Christ, and it is not a loss of salvation! You and I are working for a wedding garment, not our eternal salvation. Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.19:8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen ,clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. This fine linen or garment is a metaphor for the covering of light that will cover the overcoming saints of God, that are taken out of the body of Christ. This is the inheritance that leys out ahead of you and I at the Judgment Seat of Christ. But those that choose to live in sin, and will not repent, and ask Christ to cleanse them; they will take their un-confessed sin to the Judgment seat, and they’ll suffer loss.
1 Corinthians 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 3:13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.3:14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
What is this loss Paul is writing about? It is the covering of light like Jesus now has; the (wedding garment), metaphorically speaking. You will forfeit your covering of glory or wedding garment for the duration of the millennial kingdom. You’re not going to lose your salvation, and you’re not going to be sent to the other side of the universe.
Everyone that is saved will be in the kingdom, and no believer will be excluded from the kingdom. But not everyone will have this covering of light; only those that have overcome their old sin nature in this present age we now live will have this covering of light. You might take the Baptist’s old saying and say “well I’m just happy to be getting in”. That is not what the Bible teaches; Jesus said that there would be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Jesus was not talking about hell when He mentioned the Outer Darkness, He was speaking of those who had a loss at the Judgment Seat of Christ! Jesus was speaking to saved people. Now let us look at the (spirit, soul and body) once more; the spirit is obtained by believing in the finished work of Christ. Your spirit is perfect, and you cannot lose your spirit once you have believed on our Lord, Christ Jesus. Your spirit is what allows you to understand the things of God, and your spirit is what allows you to live with God forever. Next we can look at our present body; it is dying daily, this body of flesh is still lost. This natural body we now have will either die, or be transformed at the rapture or catching away of the Church. It will be changed to a body like Jesus now has in the heavens; it will be a super natural body of flesh and bone, but the life will be animated by the spirit, and not the blood.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 4:17 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.
So we now have a saved spirit, and a lost physical body. But at the catching away of the church or rapture, both our spirit, and our body are saved; and neither the spirit, or the body are to be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ! So I ask you this; what will be judged as we stand before our Lord? The answer is how we lived our life in the natural realm we now live! Now do you remember our word study at the beginning of this chapter? What is the other English translation for (life) in the original Greek, psoo-khay’? (Soul), your soul is your life, and this is what will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Your (soul or life) will not be complete in the millennial kingdom if you carry un-confessed sin to the Judgment Seat. This is the loss Paul wrote about in 1 Corinthians 3:13, 14, 15; you’ll not lose your salvation, but you will lose your wedding garment. Remember the wedding garment is a metaphor for the covering of light that will array (cover) all those that are over- comers. So, are we now fully redeemed? The answer is no, and are all the saved past, present and future, going to be fully redeemed in the millennial kingdom? The answer to that is also no.
Every saved person past, present, and future will be in the millennium/kingdom, but only those who over-came the flesh, world and the devil will be arrayed in “fine linen, clean and white” during the 1,000 year rule of Christ! That is why we work; we work to make ourselves ready to enter the millennium. We don’t work to save ourselves, or to show that we have been saved. We are working for a garment that can be obtained at the Judgment Seat if we will sacrifice our lives now in this present time we are now living. Look at what Jesus said in Matthew 16:24 : “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works”. Remember, Jesus is dealing with the soul here, and not the spirit; Jesus is speaking to saved people in this scripture. Matthew 16: 24, 25, 26, 27 are dealing with rewards; no lost man or woman will receive a reward. But saved people are being told by Jesus to take up their own cross if they’re going to follow Him. The cross is a place of sacrifice, and death, and sufferings. If you truly want to follow Jesus you must crucify your old sin nature, and let the new man of spirit control your life. The Lord tells us that if we choose not to sacrifice our life now, we will lose it in the world or age to come; He is not speaking to a lost person, and He is not saying you will lose your salvation, Jesus is saying you will lose your chance of a full redemption if you save your life now, and live a life of sin willingly. This is what I mean by a full redemption; in the millennium, if you do not obtain the wedding garment, that is required to be part of the Bride, you are not yet fully redeemed. You will have a redeemed spirit, and you will have a redeemed body, but your soul (life) in the millennium will not be complete without the wedding garment (covering of light). You will receive this covering at the end of the millennium, but you will not have it during the millennium. Tradition tells us that eternity begins at our death, but that is a lie from the Devil; eternity does not begin till the end of the millennial kingdom. The 1,000 year rule of Christ is a onetime deal, and that is why we work now, so we can receive our full glorification to our new body, sooner rather than later!
Jesus worked out our spiritual salvation and our body will be changed because of His work also. But we are responsible as individuals, for working out our soul (life) in the millennium. That is why we will stand in Judgment before the millennium begins. Jesus will not be judging His own work. Jesus will be judging the work of the believer and He will determine their reward or their loss.
So how do we prepare to meet the Lord? We are to confess our sins daily to Christ Jesus who is our high priest. Jesus is our advocate, and will pray to the Father for our forgiveness. Also when you ask Jesus to forgive you, you must repent of that sin, and don’t do it anymore. Ask Jesus to show you how to over-come your old sin nature, and ask Him how to die out to self will, and to take up your own cross and follow Him.