Day of Christ

The Day of Christ begins with the appearing (the epiphaneia) and kingdom (basileia ) of Jesus Christ (2 Tim.4:1) and the blazing forth of the glory of the great God, even our Savior Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13). This is when the hope of the calling of the Mystery is realized. This is when our faith gives way to sight. This is the next event on God's prophetic clock. This is when Christ Jesus, in His role as the Head of the high calling, convenes [calls into session] His Ecclesia (Church) which is His Body. As the Great Convoker, He, alone, calls His Ecclesia into session. This marks His assumption of sovereignty over the nations. Those who have been memberd into “the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” will either be raised out from among the dead, or will be changed from mortal to immortal, and will take their place, or station, in His Government. Concurrently with the many events taking place when Christ Jesus assumes sovereignty over mankind and the nations, the Holy Spirit (the Comforter) will actively and aggressively restrain evil (John 16:7-13). People who sin will die for their own sin (Jer. 31:30). The Spirit will hinder transgressions because man’s conscience will have been quickened (made alive). The Day of Christ is synonymous with all of the above, including the Kingdom of God, and comes before the tribulation and the second coming (Parousia) of Christ. During the Day of Christ, heaven and earth will be governed by Christ Jesus from His heavenly Throne. This dispensation is set in contrast to the Millennium or the Day of the Lord. To say the two are the same is to say that “one-plus-one equals one.” Most all Christians realize that the Day of the Lord (i.e. the Tribulation and the Millennium) begins with revolution, bloodshed and violence which will be an unprecedented event in all of human history. The Old Testament has a lot to say about this Day—the Day of the LORD. Isaiah speaks about the Lord's imposition upon the world of His Millennial Rule; “For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with His chariots like a whirlwind, to render His anger with wrath, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord will be many” (Isa. 66:15-16). Psalm 50:3 says; "Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: A fire shall devour before Him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him." Psalm 97:3; “A fire goeth before Him, and burneth up His enemies round about.” These verses relate to Jesus Christ Personally returning to earth to put an end to the nation’s revolt against His Rule from heaven (2 Thess. 2:1-12). When the Kingdom of God comes to Israel, it comes silently, “without observation” (Lu.17:22). It will not come suddenly or dramatically. Its’ coming is likened; “as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear” (Mk. 4:26-28). When the Kingdom comes, it comes without calamity with no harm being done to anyone. Notice a much overlooked passage; “He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear His voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench, till He send forth judgment unto victory” (Matt.12:19-20). Matthew quotes from Isaiah 42:1-4 which informs us that the Kingdom (i.e God’s Government) begins with the Gentile nations. Israel will not be a nation at this time. They will still be scattered, or dispersed, among the nations. While ruling over the nations, the Lord begins His work of re-gathering the Jews. Over time, He leads them back to the Promised Land ─as believers. No unbelieving Jew will be brought back to Palestine; no, not one! The unbelieving will remain scattered among the nations. [This brings up the question; ‘What about the Israel that now is?’ All we’ll say for now is; the present Israel is not of God’s doing. When He brings them back, there will be no disputes regarding borders or whose land it is]. “And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD” (Ezk.20:38). If words have any meaning, then we must conclude that something begins silently, mysteriously, without observation, without strife, without Christ being heard, and without damage being inflicted. On the other hand, something else begins (i.e. the Lord’s Day) with a colossal display of vengeance, wrath, and cataclysmic punishment which will be openly displayed. It is a contradiction to insist that the two descriptions relate to the beginning of the same event. In plainer words, the Prophetic Word informs us that there is coming the Day of Christ which is another term for the coming Kingdom of God. We are met with a non-Scriptural term, The Millennium, which relates to the 1000 year reign of Christ upon the earth. The Biblical term for this is the Day of the Lord. It is essential to distinguish between the two. The Holy Spirit does. We should do so, also. If we force all truths connected to the Day of Christ into the Day of the Lord, the result is utter confusion. Not only that, but we rob the Lord Jesus Christ of His Day of Exaltation. During the Day of Christ, He will draw, or compel, all men unto Himself. He will be exalted from the earth as every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that He is Lord to the Glory of God the Father. His Day begins with His “appearing and Kingdom,” and He begins to judge the quick and the dead. (2 Tim.4:1). This is when the glory of the great God, even Jesus Christ our Savior, blazes forth (Titus 2:13). Isaiah speaks of this event in 40:5; “And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together” and at the same time. What is seen is the glory of the LORD, not the LORD descending from Heaven; to this, Numbers 14:21 agrees; “But truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” When the Kingdom comes, “the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters covers the sea” (Hab.2:14). The Psalmist says; “And blessed be His glorious Name forever: and let the whole earth be filled with His glory” (72:19). The world will experience the revealing of His Glory without Christ Jesus leaving His Heavenly Throne. The shining forth of the glory of God takes place before the Day of the LORD. It is noted in Isaiah's vision that the seraphim see Christ's Day and say; “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of Hosts: the earth is full of His glory.” During the Day of Christ, the “times of refreshing comes from the presence of the LORD.” All things are rejuvenated while the Heavens retain Christ (Acts 3:19-21). The pristine, pre-Noah flood conditions will be re-created (Isa. 65:17; 66:22). When the Day of Christ begins, all of mankind will be enlightened by the Holy Spirit and realize that Jesus Christ is LORD! Christ will begin His benevolent rule of the world. Then, He will begin converting His ancient people, Israel. Read Ezekiel 20:23-33, and notice how the Lord begins a work in their hearts and will lead them back into the Holy Land as a Christ-believing people. As the Day of Christ draws to a close, the restraints of the Spirit are gradually withdrawn.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Timeline Scope of Different Believers

All believers In Scripture Are Not The Same

Let us take a look at all believers in Christ Jesus in an orderly timeline as they are presented in order, in scripture.  We should ask these questions about each set of believers in Christ Jesus as we find them in Scripture in history, all the way to the present and into the future.  

1.  Who is being spoken to in the context of the verse?
2.  Who is speaking?
3.  What is being spoken about?
4.  When was what was spoken supposed to occur?
5.  What is the hope of each believer in context?
6.  When was the hope for each set by God for the believer, before the foundation of the world or
     since the foundation of the world?
7.  Was the hope revealed in Old Testament and prophecy or was it or was it completely secret,
     hidden in the mind of God and revealed only after a certain timeline to Paul?
8.  Where in the timeline of Scripture is your hope?
9.  The foundation of all believers hope is built on the belief that Christ Jesus in the living,
     resurrected Son of God, just as at it was for Paul for the first time on the road to Damascus.
     Jesus told him, "It is I, Jesus !" At that very moment in time, Paul realized for the first time
     that Jesus is the living, resurrected Son of God. With the confirming of that knowledge in a
     believers mind, by the Holy Spirit, Scripture assures us eternal, or more correctly translated,
     "aonian" life.
10.  Your measure of faith, granted to you by God, when He chooses to give it to you, is built on
       that foundation and grows steadily as you study Scripture. We are taught by God's Holy
       Spirit and given the ability to believe more and more of God's Word when He reveals it's
       TRUTH to you, WHEN He wants you to believe it, and thus have a measure of faith. Your
       measure of faith given to you, grows in this way. We grow in grace and knowledge.
11.  The HIGHEST MEASURE of faith was granted to some before the foundation of the world or 
       aonian times.  It was a secret, hidden in the mind of God and not revealed any where in Scripture
       in the Old Testament or prophecy. It was revealed to one man first, and that man was Paul. It was 
       revealed to Paul at a certain place on the timeline of history after Israel was given adequate time to
       repent of rejecting their Messiah and King. Israel was set aside temporarily, DIVORCED FROM
       God. Israel was brought down from her high status before God to just the exact status as all the 
       other nations, NO MORE, NO LESS ! 
12.  If... YOU WERE.... predestined before the foundation of the world ,YOU WILL believe 
       in his prison epistles about Paul's message for you, written there, waiting for you to read it and 
       THEN BELIEVE IT, at a certain time, reserved for you by God to read it and believe it !
       If God has not predestined YOU before the foundation of the world to believe this message,
       THEN, YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE IT ! You will be in unbelief about it. Just like Israel was in 
       UNBELIEF about their King and Messiah as the true Son of God. If you were predestined before
       the foundation of the world to believe Paul as he tells us in Scripture, in his prison epistles, what 
       this SECRET IS and IS TO, then you will believe Paul's Gospel for you......
       after you read it and believed ( about your high calling that is laid aside in heaven for you).....
        Then, you will realize the real TIMELINE of what will happen NEXT on God's agenda for the
        eons.  Christ Jesus will at some point in the future stand up at the right hand of God, in heaven,
        and APPEAR AND AND BE MANIFEST TO ALL CREATION. What will happen at the
        very same time IN HEAVEN....and not IN THE CLOUDS, a nano of 1/30th of a second,
        what ever you are doing down here on earth, you will DISAPPEAR...
        and REAPPEAR in heaven ...MANIFEST WITH HIM AS HE IS ALSO....
        NEW GLORIFIED BODY LIKE UNTO HIS.  There will be no doubt to all creation at this
        time in history that you have been revealed to be a SON OF GOD.
        This will be the moment in TIME that is the INAUGURATION of the DAY OF CHRIST 
        and His heavenly rule of the KINGDOM OF GOD from heaven over mankind and all the
        earth. From the least to the greatest, in a nano of a second of TIME, all will know and believe God
        with a NEW ATTITUDE of belief and respect for God. This will happen because God  will
        shower down His Spirit on all mankind and all living creation and because of this, even the very
        nature of animals will be changed from wild to tame. This will be the time Scripture talks about
        that the lion will lay down with a lamb.
13.   All churches, bodies of believers, congregations, in the Bible are not the same as the SECRET
        OF THE CHURCH WHICH IS HIS BODY. If you are ASHAMED...of Paul's prison epistles
        and are in UNBELIEF about Paul's revelation to him from Christ Jesus that was a SECRET
        hidden in the mind of God, about God's New Creation which is neither Jew nor Greek, which
        you simply were not called to BELIEVE IT BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.
        You are a BELIEVER, but not in the Church which is His body.  
        Your faith is built up on the foundation of Christ Jesus with false hopes & you are trying to MIX...
         the things that belong to Israel as yours, and THEY ARE NOT YOURS. Your false faith
         will be burnt up at the Judgment Seat of Christ Jesus, yourself will be SAVED and
         be given ( aonian ) life as promised. ( For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the
         POWER of God to salvation to everyone who believes; to the Jew first, & also to the Greek.)
         All believers in Christ Jesus have the proper foundation for their measure of faith that is granted to  
         them to believe, when God opens their eyes to it & that is that Christ Jesus is the Son of God. 
         It cannot be denied, that Scripture says if one believes this, "they will have "eternal or aonian life"
14.    The degree that believers MIX the things that belong to Israel, their hope, and try to make them 
          their own instead of for Israel, the same degree of false traditions of men will have to be 
          unlearned either now or at the Judgment Seat. It takes God alone to dispel the false traditions
          of men that have been planted there by Satan and his false ministers of light.  There are those
          believers that God predetermined before the foundation of the world and aonain times to believe 
          Paul and the SECRET revelation from the risen Christ Jesus about our glorious hope laid up for
          us in heaven.  There are more believers in Christ Jesus that God has caused to be in UNBELIEF
          of Paul's prison epistles for us today.  They are believers that are not ready to hear more then just 
          the milk of the Word and they CANNOT stomach strong meat and the GLORIOUS RICHES
          for the Church which is His body which was alone PREDESTINED TO BE manifest with
          Christ Jesus as He is, at the throne of God in heaven.



1 comment:

  1. A statement made by a dear brother of mine on FaceBook:

    Jesus: "For there is not anything hidden, except that it should be manifested, neither did it become concealed, but that it may be coming into manifestation.

    Paul: "Whenever Christs, our Life, should be manifested, then you also shall be manifested together with Him in glory."

    What a great day of healing and reckoning it will be for many!!!

    Dan Scott Whitcomb

    Sent from my iPad