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The Unity of the Body of Christ is Coming

Posted by appolus on January 27, 2014

You cannot appease God by working for Him. You cannot become spiritual by keeping very active in some form of church activity, or the like. Gods cry and longing throughout the ages of eternity has been for a home, a resting place in a people made in His own image…. and God will not allow you to find rest in your own works. God will not allow you to rest until you find that rest in UNION WITH HIMSELF ALONE. (George Warnock, Feed My Sheep, pg 7)

You see what George is saying? God is looking for a home. He is looking to abide not just in the individual believer but in the Body of Christ that stands as one. No amount of work or activity can make this come to pass for unless the Lord builds the house then we labor in vain. What house does God want to abide in? He wants to abide in the Body of Christ. A collection of stones does not make a temple. Yes we need the stones and they must be cut from the quarry of this world and they must be taken and shaped.

Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.(1Pe 2:5) This is a painful but hard and vital part of the process. Yet, if the temple is to take shape then the stones must be taken to one place. They must be gathered together and transported to the proper location. What is the location of the temple of God that no human hand can build? The location is called unity.

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. ( John 17:20-21) Are we one brothers and sisters? Have we seen the fulfillment of the high priestly prayer of Jesus? Has the world seen this? Or, do they see the exact opposite? You see Jesus requires the unity of His people as a witness to the world.

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light ( 1 Pet 2:9) Is this what the world sees? Do they see a holy people, a peculiar people , a people who is not like them? Christ will not return until we are a witness to the world  .This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come (Matthew 24:14).

God is gathering His stones together in this day. He is calling His priesthood to one place that they may show forth His praises. Now what does that phrase ” shew forth,” mean? It means to publish, to announce, to put front and center. Let me argue that we have never seen this unity but let me further argue that what Christ wants Christ gets. When Jesus prays to His Father that ” they all may be one,” then I put it to you that this will come to pass not just figuratively, for  if it were simply figuratively then how could that be a witness to the world? Will Satan attempt to counterfeit this unity prior to the Lord revealing the true Church? Certainly he has already and will continue to until it culminates in the great whore church. Consider the words of pope Francis just this week ……. …

Our communities continue to experience divisions, which are a scandal. There is no other word for it: the divisions between Christians are a scandal…because they used Christ’s name to separate themselves from others within the Christian community. But the name of Christ creates communion and unity, not division! Baptism and the Cross are central elements in our common Christian discipleship. Divisions, on the other hand, weaken the credibility and effectiveness of our commitment to evangelization..Pope Francis – General Audience – 22 January 2014

You see brothers and sisters, Satan knows that the Lord is bringing the remnant saints together for the end days persecution so that they may be one and be a witness to the world and then Christ comes. And that old usurper and father of lies is already putting into place his own unity of ” believers,” for the end days that will be the deadliest enemy of the Royal Priesthood. The once born man understands what it means to work together in unity, to strive together to reach new heights. This is the symbolism of the tower of Babel where the brotherhood of man worked together to create their own monument to their own greatness. God’s monument to men are built by God’s own hand and He inhabits what He builds, He does not inhabit what men build. Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? ( Acts 7:48-49)

God is calling forth a people who will walk in the Truth and in Unity and be a resting place, a house to dwell in for Himself. It is prophesied by Jesus Himself in Matt 24:14 and in John 17: 20-21 and will most certainly come to pass. Perhaps you look at the landscape of Christendom and think that this is an impossibility? Yes indeed, with men and with the work of men this is impossible and has proven to be so, but with God all things are possible and when He says a thing will come to pass then it shall come to pass. Be encouraged brothers and sisters, God is at work and He is working with “lively stones,” all over the world. Prior to judgement , God called all the animals of the world to one place, to the ark of Noah. Now how did they come? How did they know to come and where to come to? If God can speak to animals and draw them together from all over the planet, He can and will speak to His people prior to the last judgement and He will bring them together and they will be a witness to the world and then He will come.

27 Responses to “The Unity of the Body of Christ is Coming”

  1. How uncanny…I posted on this very topic yesterday and used the Pope’s quote as well! I guess the Holy Spirit is truly speaking to the Remnant. God Bless…

  2. Tim Shey said

    Is Pope Francis a Christian?

    There will never be unity between worldly Christians and those who abide in the Presence of God.

    Jesus came not to bring peace, but a sword (Matthew 10: 34).

    • I believe brother frank is saying that even the Pope (an antichrist figure) is trying to create a false unity because God is doing a true unity amongst true brethren and the enemy is trying to psuedo the true work of God so that he can decieve some.

      • Tim Shey said

        Amen. Sometimes before the Lord does a powerful work in the earth, Satan will preempt this work of God and do a pseudo work to confuse and deceive those of weak faith.

        True Christian unity is through the Spirit; false Christian unity is through man-made denominations.

        • appolus said

          Bro Greg is correct, that is what I was saying. No, I do not believe the pope is a Christian 🙂 I left the religion of Catholicism a long time ago when I met Jesus…………………..bro Frank

  3. Amen God will do it. May the giraffes not judge the rhinos. May God humble us all as we have unity in the Spirit but are different callings and giftings. May we not divide or speak evil against a brother which is like breaking and hurting Christ Himself, because we are His very body.

    Though God will do this by His Spirit and only what He does stands. If we do not labor and take steps ourselves to seek other brethren or to accept them then we stand in the way of the work of God. Or will in the end be stumbled by it. The older brother was very stumbled at the fact of the unity God was bringing by accepting the prodigal home.

    May we be open to all the prodigal’s that are coming home from denominational confusion and extremes to the belief the body of Christ as one.

  4. Timlove said

    Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

    The purpose of the five fold ministry was to bring the body into this unity. However Gods original plan has been made in to a system mans wordly intellectual persuits. Paul calls this confidence in the flesh, and as you put it the Babylonian system. At the heart of that is man making a name for himself and not the name of God. God just recently showed me this is also portrayed in the bible account of Mary and Martha. Martha received Jesus into her house, but she never sat at his feet. She continued in her worldly intellectual persuits (confidence in the flesh). And Martha proceeds to persecute Mary who has chose that good thing sitting at the feet of Jesus. This is a picture of exactly what we see happening today.

    • appolus said

      Yes indeed Tim, to edify and bring unity into the body, even honoring the ” lesser” parts of the Body so as to prevent schism. ……………..bro Frank

  5. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) said

    Just a few “biblical thoughts”, Frank.

    “The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.” (Zep 3:13)

    “Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest.” (Heb 4:1-3)

    Truth unites, truth divides…

    “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” (1 Cor 1:10)

  6. Allan Halton said

    That’s a very ominous quote by Pope Francis. The hour is at hand when those who stand against this false ecumenical unity are going to pay the price for it. At the same time it’s so wonderful to see the hope of the one true body of Christ at last coming into being. God will yet have His longed-for habitation.

    • appolus said

      That is a very ominous quote indeed Allan. I think when the time comes, and you add the supernatural into the mix, lying signs and wonders, the whole world will follow after someone like this, even the elect if it were possible. Praise the Lord it is not possible, but watch out saints, there will be a very heavy price to pay for loving and standing for truth…………..bro Frank

  7. KMH said

    Can any of you direct me to some good BIBLICAL teaching on what Jesus said of non-believers and punishment or hell? I cannot find anywhere Jesus is mean to non-believers and tells them they will go to hell for non-belief in Him. Instead, I see how gentle He is with them. He is, however, not worried at all about offending the Pharisees. I am wondering if we are born again yet choose crappy baals, that is the unbelief that deserves punishment. My x-pastors have really messed with my head and Theology. They only trust world’s system for provision… not God’s way! That is unbelief! Are they born again? Did the Pharisees know Jesus was the Messiah and still choose their crappy baal system of temple sacrifice exchange (money changers)? It is money that brings great disunity to God’s house. Always the hirings and firings.
    Great post Brother Frank, I am soooo praying for unity in Jesus amongst His people!!!! I think we major on the minors and miss the love, compassion and mercy of Jesus as we measure out our mint $$$ in every church building on every corner and pray for market share.
    How I pray for Unity as Jesus did in John 17 – to come SOON!!!!

    • appolus said

      The NT and Scripture is abundantly clear on the teaching of hell and its eternality. The notion that one can find salvation after death is to me, clearly wrong. Let me give you Scriptures to consider. My suggestion is to read these Scriptures and let the Holy Spirit teach you KMH. 2 Peter 2:4, Matt 10:28, Luke 16:24, Jude1: 11-13 , Rev 14:11, Rev 19:20, Rev 20:10, Luke 16:25, 2 Thess, 1:5-9, Matt 11:20-24. These are just some verses but read and pray and the Lord will speak. There is every suggestion that the Pharisees were blind to who Jesus was. Now, they would often use flattery to try and catch him in some error that would turn the people against Him, but Jesus of course knew their hearts. They were so blinded by their religion that they could not see what stood in front of them. They even tried to get Pilate to change the writing above Jesus head, but Pilate left it alone. The world is guilty of rejecting God and their guilt is clear and the world shall be judged. To clearly show the guilt of the world the climax of this world will bring out its true nature. There will be a clear separation, not just the wheat and tares or wise virgins and foolish virgins, but the saints from the world. The world and the religious will turn and persecute the saints. Jesus said it most clearly ” Unless a man is born again, he cannot enter the Kingdom of heaven.”……………………bro Frank

      • Susanne Schuberth (Germany) said

        Hi Frank,
        I do understand that you feel urged to warn against a general notion of the possibility “that one can find salvation after death” and it’s absolutely alright with me. Just for clarification that I do not follow the universalist approach here, I’d like to point to Peter’s first letter.

        “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.” (1 Pt 3:18-22)

        If I were a Lutheran, this would be my eternal “assurance”: water baptism, even if someone has not being born from above in this life. Although human beings baptize others, it is God’s invisible doing on the inside of such a one. Nevertheless, the possibility to reject Christ still exists, be that before or after death. Nobody will be forced to enter Heaven. Jesus Christ only offered (and still offers) fellowship with God to everyone, as Frère Roger Schutz-Marsauche once aptly said.

        If we continue reading Peter’s first letter, we see his warning for those who lived a fleshly life:

        “[…] but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.” (1 Pt 4:5-6)

        Judgment – yes, of course, but life in the spirit, though (as a possibility, to be sure – not automatically).

        Do we really think that Christ died for the sins of the WHOLE world, however, that preaching the gospel to “the dead” had stopped at the very moment when Jesus left them then???

        Just think about all the people (not only those before Christ) who lived at the time when the Gospel was preached for the very first time. How many, considering the WHOLE world, could have been saved if they never heard the Gospel during their lifetime? Only a handful of picked men, right? You clearly see that I am no Calvinist (also, Calvin wasn’t a Calvinist either 😉 ).

        I do not want to preach a false Gospel since I know personally how painful it is until a human being has been enabled by Him to enter the kingdom of God. Peter was right when he said, or rather asked,

        “For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And “If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” (1 Pt 4:17-18)

        Judgment is painful. And whoever has not only experienced a revelation about God’s unconditional love but also about his severity toward those who remain in unbelief, might know what I am talking about here.

        In closing, as a warning against Christian elitist thinking, so to speak, the following Scriptures that speak for themselves:

        “But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches. If you are, remember it is not you who support the root, but the root that supports you.
        Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.”
        That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear.
        For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you.
        Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.
        And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.
        For if you were cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, the natural branches, be grafted back into their own olive tree.” (Rom 11:17-24)

        Attention!
        “And even they, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again.”

        Do we who believe in an invisible kingdom of God limit His power to a visible world? (Jn 18:36)

        • appolus said

          Susanne writes…………

          ” Although human beings baptize others, it is God’s invisible doing on the inside of such a one. Nevertheless, the possibility to reject Christ still exists, be that before or after death. Nobody will be forced to enter Heaven.”

          Hi Susanne, I agree that we who are saved are baptized into Christ by God Himself. I reject all infant baptism as mere symbolism of men and no different that circumcision with no meaning in the Spiritual realm. I do not agree with your second sentence above. There is no Scriptural evidence to suggest, in fact quite the opposite, that we can accept or reject Jesus after death. It is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgement. One will either spend eternal life in the presence of God ( heaven) or eternal death outside of the presence of God ( hell) Lazarus was so desirous to tell his brothers about the place that he languished in, the place where a great gulf divided the righteous from the un-righteous that could not be crossed, but to no avail. We choose in this life what our eternal pathway shall be and the day we die, then the judgement. Either the door is opened and we are ushered in, as in the wise virgins, or the door is closed and we are locked out with great weeping and gnashing of teeth, as in the unwise virgins. This is a foundational essential truth of the faith of Christianity. ……………….bro Frank

          • Susanne Schuberth (Germany) said

            Hi Frank,

            Just allow me to challenge you still a bit beyond those things I said before. 😉

            “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Mt 5:22)

            “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut if off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.” (Mt 5:28-30)

            Here in these Scriptures above and there below our Lord makes no compromise regarding our thought life and desires, and as to the words we might utter, i.e., write or speak, against our brethren and any other person (as described below).

            “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Mt 12:36-37)

            If we have been angry with a brother or sister recently, we are in danger of judgment, right? If we even said something so simple as, “You are a fool,” we would even be in danger of hell fire.

            “Does this make sense to you?”

            Furthermore, the problem with Mr. Rich Man was not that he had been rich during his life time (Solomon probably had been far richer than he), no, his sin was that he had been daily confronted with the need of Lazarus. How easily could he have given him better food, clothing, and medical care. He could have been “A Good Samaritan” because he was blessed by God. Nonetheless, Mr. Rich Man hid his “talent” with which he could have blessed others in the ground of his own life (Mt 25:25). His selfishness was the reason that caused God to take from him what He had given him before. Instead, Lazarus was blessed by God afterwards.
            Also, w We may not forget that Jesus didn’t speak about “a Christian” believer here, since Jesus had not been crucified nor was he risen yet. We see that the last sentence of the chapter consists of a messianic prophecy which points to Jesus’ forthcoming appearance in Hades (*).

            “He [Abraham] said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

            I agree that there were many Pharisees and scribes who didn’t believe in Jesus, brother Frank. This is scriptural, of course. Nonetheless, there were some who knew who Jesus was, like Nicodemus who showed up with another anxious disciple of Jesus there:

            “After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him permission. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight. So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews.” (Jn 19:38-40)

            The scribes and Pharisees knew very well who stood before them as soon as Jesus revealed their evil hearts publicly, for it is written,

            “The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people.” (Lk 20:19)

            They wanted to kill Jesus because they couldn’t stand those ongoing accusations of their conscience due to Christ’s supernatural light that was shining on them. They “saw” their guilt but they rejected His righteous judgment on them.

            “Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and those who see may become blind.” Some of the Pharisees near him heard these things, and said to him, “Are we also blind?” Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no guilt; but now that you say, ‘We see,’ your guilt remains.” (Jn 9:39-41)

            Thy could see for a certain time that Jesus was the Messiah, yet, because of unbelief they were blinded later and finally had Him killed.

            “And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.” (Jn 3:19-21)

            As an outstanding example for an honest man who continually comes to the light, see the link below

            http://awildernessvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/let-us-go-on/

            We all may know that this is TRUE:

            “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.” (Mt 23:12-13)

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            (*) Yes, “Hades”, not “hell” since that would be the wrong translation (here ESV got it right) because in hell nobody would still be able to say, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me” (Lk 16:24). Hell is a merciless place. Instead, Hades has simply been the abode of the dead until Jesus “visited” them to proclaim the Gospel (1 Pt 3:19; 4:6)
            Today Jesus lives forevermore and is Lord over “the keys of Death and Hades.” (Rev 1:18)

      • KMH said

        Thank you both… I did not mean to bring dis unity to a post about unity (:
        I will review and pray about all the scripture you are giving me. Bro Frank, I know your wife is not born again yet… how would Jesus pray for her? Paul? Any Biblical prayer for non-believers? If we are saved by GRACE alone (not works) – it can only be supernatural. We cannot even begin to ASK for Grace (or it would not be grace). Can a dead person revive himself? Again, not trying to create disunity – but really wanting BIBLE understanding. I am still searching the scriptures above but I find it precious that the rich man’s motive to send Lazarus to tell his brothers is LOVE for his brothers! (is that hell with love as a motive and evangelism?)
        As I study Matthew this year and also go through the horrible situation with hirelings, I can TOTALLY relate to John the Baptist and Jesus’ response to the Pharisees! I cannot help but think of the wheat and the tares parable. Tares cannot be wheat and wheat cannot be tares. I wonder if this is predestination. The ax is already laid at the tree.
        I believe in FAITH your wife will be saved because YOU are saved! Rather than pray for her salvation perhaps thank God for Jesus DOING it! Worship instead of worry… the enemy HATES that! (I am preaching to myself here too) Jesus has already began the work in your family – God’s creation. Jesus doing the will of His Father! Satan cannot create. God DOES create!!!! Beautiful and precious abundant lives for His glory!!!!! Thank you Brother for this site!

  8. Susanne Schuberth (Germany) said

    Q: “Did the Pharisees know Jesus was the Messiah and still choose their crappy baal system?”
    A: “Yes. And that’s the very reason why religious people deserve eternal punishment if they don’t repent.”

    Although I don’t believe that money is the problem. Generally speaking, it is anyone or anything those people who ‘know’ the truth cling to, instead of obeying Him who called them,

    4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit,
    5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come,
    6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. (Heb 4:4-6)

    The strict judgment on those who claim to believers/Christians is not applicable to non-believers. Eternal punishment is for those who have been qualified to see and enter the kingdom of heaven by being born again (Jn 3:9) AND who

    (1) have been enlightened AND
    (2) have tasted the heavenly gift AND
    (3) have shared IN the Holy Spirit

    If there is only one of these requirements which you don’t comprehend – you may forget it all, since you are not a case of Heb 10:26-31, a passage which describes the implications on those who “have fallen away” (Heb 4:4-6).

    26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
    27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.
    28 Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
    29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?
    30 For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”
    31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb 10:26-31)

    Why did I say before that the Pharisees knew that Jesus was the Messiah?
    Looking at the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus, the latter confessed to our Lord right at the outset,

    “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” (Jn 3:2)

    Aha! WE KNOW that YOU are a teacher COME FROM GOD!
    Teachers, they had many, yet none of them could do THESE signs Jesus did because God was WITH him.
    Nicodemus told only half the story; therefore he came at night when none of those “average heavy laden sinners” without scriptural knowledge could witness another public revelation of the Pharisees’ (and scribes’) evil hearts. Nicodemus was rightly saying that the religious rulers at that time realized that Jesus was heaven sent, i.e., had come from God. Therefore Jesus said elsewhere,

    ““Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” (Mk 3:28-30)

    These Scriptures may also comfort those people who are in doubt whether their (already deceased) loved ones have been saved or not. You may know that EVERY man who dies will be confronted with the Light, with Jesus Christ who, although He reveals all hidden sins of a lifetime to him (Heb 9:27), simultaneously offers His unconditional love and forgiveness to everyone, for it is written,

    “For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”” (Rom 10:13)

    In order to put a stop to those detrimental discussions on whether God could be “able” (Mk 10:27) to save a person even after death, one might pray over the following Scriptures.

    “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (Joh 11:25-26)

    “Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” (Jn 18:36)

    I hope and pray that God will reveal the truth to you.

    “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

    Our Lord who loves the whole world did never stop to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life because ” Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Heb 13:8)

    AMEN.

    • KMH said

      Hi Susanne from Germany! This is Karyn from sunny California!
      Thank you, Sister! You have given me much to digest.
      I will feast. Love and prayer to you!

      On a side note to all: I have been reminded by the Lord this morning, that He is a CREATIVE CREATOR! We look to baals because we don’t think anything else is possible… I have been praying to find others that look/trust vertically instead of horizontally. This site is a true blessing -a collection of men and women who each look to Jesus and feed one another from the source of HIM!!!! Thank you Bro Frank – for making this site possible!

      • Susanne Schuberth (Germany) said

        Thanks so much for your kind reply, Karyn. Hopefully, you won’t have to suffer from digestive problems while praying over those many Scriptures. 🙂

        I wholeheartedly agree with your statement that God is a creative creator. We are all created differently, we are individuals, and our personal ways to the Way (JC) are that various. Also, I am convinced that our spouses and children, even other relatives, will be saved if there is only one believer in a large family who prays for them. Earlier it was my grandmother, my mother’s mother, who prayed for decades for the whole family. And all who died have been saved, indeed [met them recently in the Spirit. What a surprise for me! God is soo good!!!]. Today, I am the only “believer” who constantly prays for her relatives but also for all bloggers, commenters and “invisible” readers of the blogs [just the way the Lord leads me; sometimes I even see their faces in visions]. Although it is a kind of “invisible” work, its effect may not be underestimated. God-given prayer is always effective.

        I love you, my sister!
        Holy Hugs to you …XX
        Susanne from cold and foggy Germany 😉

  9. Maureen said

    What does that scripture mean 1 Peter 3:18 -22 about Jesus preaching to the spirits in prison?

    • appolus said

      Hi Maureen, sorry I missed your question, have not had a chance to moderate in the last couple of days. ” By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;” is a pretty bad translation into Latin originally and so a better translation would be ” By which also He went and preached unto the spirits now in prison.” The idea is that Jesus, through Noah, warned and preached for a 120 years to a dying world about to be judged. Think of the prophet Jonah preaching to Ninevah, and roughly 100 years after he did Ninevah was destroyed. Although, unlike Ninevah, the world in which Noah resided had completly rejected righteousness and were only ever evil in their thoughts and actions and ended up in ” prison,” or hell if you like………….bro Frank

  10. appolus said

    I just want to make a couple of comments and then ask people to respect this site. Now anyone can have their own sites and raise any subject that they like. The purpose of the comment section is to comment on the post, not to propogate their own belief’s, does that make sense? Let me state emphatically and it is not open for debate on this site, we do not communicate with the dead in any shape or fashion. If you do that you are in deep error and also in danger.

    Point number 2. 1Co 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. 1Co 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. 1Co 7:16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

    In the context of the Scripture above, the word sanctify is not the word we use to describe what happens to us after we are born again, it simply means to be separated or set apart. There are no grandchildren in the Kingdom of God, all must be born again. It is one of the great errors of America and one of the reasons American Christianity is in such a low state that they somehow believe that their children are Christians by mere fact they were born into a Christian family and perhaps made a statement when they were four or five. .

    Thank you for respecting this site. I have an e-mail, which is appolus@aol.com and can be reached there. That would be a more appropriate way to communicate with me on subjects that are not related to the original post. The unity of the Body will come with truth for one depends upon the other………………….bro Frank

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