From: Jesus our
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 12:53 AM
To: INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICALS <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Pentecost STARTS as sundown tonight for you and all daylight time during Wednesday May 23 FW: Pentecost for you starts May 22 sundown Tuesday Sundown and all daytime Wednesday RE: How are you
Dear Brother Lawrence ,
Brother ok i understand with you ,please do praying for us .our daily prayers for you always.
In Jesus Love,
Imran Stephen and Church Members
On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 12:28 PM, INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICALS <email@example.com> wrote:
Pentecost STARTS as sundown tonight for you [in Asia] and all daylight time during Wednesday May 23,
You MUST hold a Worship Service.
From: INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICALS
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:04 AM
To: 'Jesus our Strength'
Subject: Pentecost for you starts May 22 sundown Tuesday Sundown and all daytime Wednesday RE: How are you
Pentecost for you starts May 22 sundown Tuesday Sundown and all daytime Wednesday.
No work, no buying or selling.
Hold a Service on Wednesday May 23.
You and I are the Firstfruits of God’s spiritual early harvest, so we can assist our
King, Jesus-Yahushua, Christ. We will assist our King for the first 1,000 years of His ruling
on earth, to reign and bring in “His” kingdom, and “HIS” Days and Ways, over every city
and town on this whole earth. We as 1st Fruits will be given the earth’s Cities to guide
and rule over when Christ our King arrives. Jesus with his Army on White horses “will”
subdue every Nation, City, and Church Denomination minister that does not follow
Jesus’ Bible Days and Ways, including Jesus’ Sacred Calendar.
Remember that the clay does not tell the Potter on which days to worship (Isa.
New Testament Church Began on Day of Pentecost http://www.cogwriter.com/pentecost-plan.htm
Jesus told His disciples shortly before His trial and crucifixion:
18 "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you" (John 14:18).
Christ would continue to teach and support the apostles, but not in person, for He ascended to heaven. So how would He come to them?—by means of the Holy Spirit.
1. Did Jesus promise His disciples they would receive power from heaven?
49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49)
Where did He tell them to wait for this power? Same verse and:
4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, "Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" 7 And He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:4-8)
So, they waited and obeyed as they were told.
2. In what miraculous way did God's Spirit come to Christ's disciples? Acts 2:1-6. What was the name of the day on which this great display occurred? Verse 1 tells us Pentecost.
COMMENT: The day of Pentecost is the third annual festival given to ancient Israel. Its Old Testament name was Feast of Firstfruits, since it came at the end of the first or spring harvest in the Northern Hemisphere (Ex. 23:16; 34:22; Num. 28:26). It was also called the Feast of Weeks, since it came seven weeks after the first Sunday after Passover (Deut. 16:9-10, 16). Since it was also the fiftieth day of the spring harvest season, Greek speaking Jews and Christians called it pentekoste, which means "fiftieth."
Pentecost c. A.D. 31 marked the beginning of God's Spirit-begotten New Testament Church. Ekklesia, the Greek word for "church," means an assembly of "called-out ones." The whole world is not "called out"—only a tiny minority are predestined to be called for a special purpose. This is pictured by and commemorated by the annual festival of Pentecost.
World Cut Off from Holy Spirit
Why does God call people to salvation? Why is God calling only a few before He calls the vast majority? Once a person is called and put into God's Church, what does he or she DO?
1. As the first step in reproducing Himself, God created Adam and Eve and gave them basic instructions in the right way to live. Did God offer Adam and Eve any opportunity to receive His Spirit?
8 The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:8-9)
15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." (Genesis 2:15-17)
COMMENT: Adam had mortal life. The tree of life represented eternal life, which can come only from God's Spirit. If Adam had eaten of that tree, which he likely had not yet truly found before he took from the forbibben one, he could have received God's Spirit and been begotten as a son of God. Adam, conditionally, would have received the earnest or down payment of eternal life. God's Spirit would have enabled Adam and Eve to overcome temptation, grow in righteous character and become perfect, eventually, ready to be given spirit-composed eternal life, unconditionally. Even Jesus had to grow, learn, overcome and become perfect (Luke 2:40; Heb. 5:8; Rev. 3:21; Heb. 2:10).
2. Adam and Eve, however, did not eat of the tree of life. God likely realized that this would be the case as Jesus Christ was "slain from the foundation of the world" (Revelation 13:8). From which tree did they choose to eat?
1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, 'You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?"
2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3:1-6)
COMMENT: Though God had warned them of the penalty of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Eve was persuaded by the devil's clever arguments to eat of the fruit that led to self-centeredness and death! Adam also willingly ate the forbidden fruit.
Whether Adam fully realized it or not, he thus lost his opportunity to conquer Satan and replace him as ruler of this world. Instead, Adam obeyed Satan, placing himself under Satan's government.
3. What was Adam and Eve's punishment for disobeying God?
16 To the woman He said:
will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception;
In pain you shall bring forth children;
Your desire shall be for your husband,
And he shall rule over you."
17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it':
is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.
18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb of the field.
19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return." (Genesis 3:16-19)
Were they denied further access to the tree of life and therefore cut off from God's Spirit?
22 Then the Lord God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever" — 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. (Genesis 3:22-24)
COMMENT: After Adam disobeyed, God cut off all humanity from access to His Spirit and thus cut them off from salvation! Until a son of Adam—the Son of Man—could qualify where Adam failed, could conquer Satan, pay the penalty of human sin and ransom the world from its kidnapper, no one could restore God's government on earth, and no one could be given salvation.
The Messiah, and He alone, could do all this. Of necessity, then, God's plan required that mankind in general be not yet judged. God has therefore not permitted them to have access to His Spirit, nor access to salvation. They will have their opportunity for salvation in a special resurrection to judgment, which will be after God's government has been restored over the entire earth.
God Now Calling Only a Few
The one great purpose now uppermost in God's mind is the restoration of His government on earth. God set apart a period of 7,000 years in which to accomplish His purpose. The first 6,000 years He sentenced mankind to be cut off from salvation.
For His supreme purpose, God has called a few. Hebrews 11 mentions Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham and others. Apparently each was called for a special mission preparatory to the salvation of humanity. In order for them to perform their mission, it was necessary that an exception be made and they be empowered by God's Spirit.
The work done by the patriarchs and prophets became the foundation on which the Church was built (Eph. 2:20). And the Church, in turn, is the instrument God is using to eventually bring about His Kingdom and the restoration of His government over the entire earth.
Even ancient Israel, as a whole, was never offered God's Spirit. They were given God's laws, but, as a nation, they were purposely denied access to God's Spirit. God gave proof, through Israel, that without His Spirit, humanity is helpless. The ancient nation of Israel knew about God and could appeal to Him, but without His Spirit in them, the Israelites could not have the love of God in them and they consequently could not be spiritually righteous.
Nevertheless, after the nation of Israel became two people, the separate nations of Israel and Judah were used by God to further His plan. God caused the nation of Judah to preserve the knowledge of His law and His Word even though they did not have a spiritual understanding of it. Into this nation Jesus Christ was born.
When Jesus Christ came to earth nearly 2,000 years ago, it was not to set up His Kingdom (John 18:36). Christ did not, at that time, come to restrain Satan from deceiving the world. Let's understand why.
1. Did Jesus speak in parables to make His meaning clear, or to hide His meaning from the general public?
10 But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable. 11 And He said to them, "To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, 12 so that
they may see and not perceive,
And hearing they may hear and not understand;
Lest they should turn,
And their sins be forgiven them.'" (Mark 4:10-12)
Was this because the time had not yet come for most to be forgiven their sins and be converted? Yes, that is what verse 12 is teaching.
COMMENT: Christ preached the Father's Gospel to the public as a witness. They heard it but did not comprehend it. The only ones Jesus really wanted to understand the truth were a few specially called and chosen students.
2. Can everyone who wants to come to Christ receive God's Spirit and thereby become a member of His Church?
65 And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father." (John 6:65)
COMMENT: In this age before Christ begins to rule over the whole earth, each person is specially chosen. Like the prophets and some in the Old Testament before them, these firstfruits are called for a special mission—a purpose preparatory to the establishment of God's Kingdom on earth and the salvation of the majority! Otherwise, no exceptions can be made—the world as a whole must remain cut off from access to salvation until Christ returns.
That is why God's Church does not try to convert anyone. Only God can do that. God's ministers do not beg or plead with anyone to repent or be baptized or support God's Church. But they do make God's way easy to understand for those whom God is calling.
If God wanted everyone to understand, everyone would. Instead, hardly anyone does. God's "hands off" policy that began in the Garden of Eden will continue until just before Christ's return.
3. After Christ's resurrection, how many disciples were there? Acts 1:15. shows it was 'about 120.'
COMMENT: Out of the thousands who had heard Christ, about 120 believed Him. Those 120 had been taught by Jesus. The 3,000 who were begotten of God later that day (Acts 2:41) were from various parts of the world (verses 5, 8-11); they had not, as a whole, been taught by Christ. They were now being taught by the apostles, who had been trained and commissioned to teach (Matt. 28:19-20).
The number of Christians continued to grow and the WCG taught that they may have increased to about 100,000. But then persecution began, just as Jesus had prophesied (John 15:20). Persecution first came from the Jews, then later the Romans and false brethren (Acts 20:29-30; III John 9-10). It was some decades later that these false brethren outnumbered the true.
Most congregations were eventually taken over by men who attempted to combine Christ's teachings with traditional customs, compromising the truth by attaching Christian-sounding names to pagan ideas. Satan, the god of this world, was deceiving many with a counterfeit, falsely labeled Christianity.
True Christians remained a small minority—probably never more than about 100,000—fleeing to new areas when persecution became too intense.
Why does God have this small flock? What is its purpose?
Church: Preparing for Kingdom of God
God created humans incomplete—needing finishing touches. Humankind was given a human spirit, needing God's Spirit. They were made mortal, needing to be given immortality. They were created as free moral agents, needing to develop character.
Just as God does not create all at once, but in successive stages, so He is bringing salvation to mankind in successive stages. Every stage is a progressive step toward the goal of establishing His Kingdom and restoring His government on earth.
Dear Brother Lawrence,
Brother really daily prayers for you and your work,please how are you ?
In Jesus Love,
Imran stephen and Church Members