The Book of Revelation, which is a vision given to John the Apostle from Jesus Christ, clearly states that Jesus Christ’s name IS THE WORD OF GOD.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. – Revelation 19:11-13
Knowing this, we should also know then that the ONLY way to God is THROUGH HIS GOOD WORD. Jesus Christ is The Word of God that was manifested in the flesh for our sins. This is extremely spiritual and we are all in the midst of a divine test. And God only reveals these things to babes – to idiots like me. He does not reveal these things to those who think they are smart and that are not truly seeking THE TRUTH, because they have been deceived into thinking they do not need to.
“At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.” – Jesus Christ Matthew 11:25
We cannot say we believe in Jesus Christ and NOT know His Good Word. I believe, as do many of my brothers and sisters in Christ, that the Bible is divinely parabolic. Personally, I enjoy and cannot get enough of the King James Version. Please reach out to God for yourself, in the name of Jesus Christ, to ask for guidance on which Bible you should go to. I personally believe from experience that many of the newer Bibles being published today are having important things removed from them, and this is for another time and another article. Again, we cannot say we believe in Jesus Christ and NOT know His Good Word. Below you will find Scripture from John 14 for which I have replaced the name Jesus Christ with The Word of God. I am not changing scripture. I am merely copying a second line which is in blue to do this. We can probably do this for most of the Bible and I have seen other brothers and sisters in Christ do this with the verses “In the beginning, was The Word…” but they replace The Word with Jesus Christ. It’s the same concept. For any out there arguing over what Jesus’ name is, it’s time to dig a little deeper and delve into true spirituality with God.
“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship him in spirit and in truth. “ – Jesus Christ in John 4:23-24
The only way to God is through His Good Word. If any of us want to make it to the First Resurrection, I believe that we need to be IN the Good Word always, asking God for understanding always and giving Him praise and thanks always for this understanding. I believe that the majority of things the church has been teaching up unto this point are false – not all things, but many things. And I believe this because of what Jesus Christ’s Revelation shows us, which is that the church is being deceived. And I believe this is the act of the evil powers that be to create unbelievers. So many things that people have done and said in the name of Jesus Christ have been untruths and have only served to create unbelievers. We MUST hear what the Spirit is telling us. We must set pride and ego aside and HEAR. We must set down the cares of this world and pick up God’s Spiritually Divine Good Word and start setting the way straight for Jesus Christ. This is no game. This IS a divine test and many of us are failing. I might even be failing, but I pray to God always that I am not and to protect me and guide me. The Bible, I believe, IS divinely parabolic. It’s not just the obvious parables that we see Jesus Christ share with His disciples – it’s the entire Bible, from the first page of the Old Testament to the last page of the New Testament. The fact that Jesus Christ IS The Word of God and that He speaks in parables while He was here in human flesh is a clue for us. We cannot lean on our own understanding or that of others – not even our pastors, who are just flawed men. And especially not from me or any other brothers and sisters. Put everything you read of mine or anyone else in your pocket for reference and always go to God! We must always get understanding directly from God and we MUST be patient in our prayers and supplications. God’s time is not like our time.
Here now is the John 14 Scripture I wrote of earlier:
Jesus saith unto him, The Word of God is the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by The Word of God.
7If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
7If ye had known The Word of God, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him.
8Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. 9Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10
8Philip saith unto him, Word of God, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. The Word of God saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen The Word of God hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? 10
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12
Believest thou not that The Word of God is in the Father, and the Father is in the Word of God? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in The Word of God, He doeth the works. 11Believe me that The Word of God is in the Father, and the Father is in the Word of God: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on The Word of God, the works that I do shall He do also; and greater works than these shall He do; because I go unto my Father. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, The Word of God, I will do it.
And it came to pass, as He spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto Him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But He said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it. Jesus Christ – The Word of God – Luke 11:27-28
The further you find yourself into your walk with The Word of God, the more that gets revealed to you.
And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. – Jesus Christ, The Word of God, Matthew 13
Replace the words above, in your head as you read them, that refer to Jesus Christ with “The Word of God.”
I do not have all the answers yet and may not even have them on my death bed, but I am 100% positive that we cannot walk with Jesus Christ if we are getting lost in the cares of this world. We must always choose The Word over the world. If, in our daily goings, we feel we have been backsliding, we need to sit down with God’s Good Word, ask Him sincerely for understanding and for forgiveness, and give Him praise and thanks. There are truths being revealed now in His Good Word that not even scholars have seen before, in all their worldly wisdom! The time is no longer near. It is now here. I guarantee you that if you die tomorrow, you will awaken to a horror unimaginable if you have not yet repented and started walking with God and His Good Word. I personally do not believe that unbelievers burn for eternity. I believe, in my study of Scripture and my walk with God, this is another lie fabricated to create unbelievers. God IS merciful and just. But is not losing out on eternity with our beloved Creator scary enough? Unbelievers will be extinguished. Even if we die and are resurrected 1000 years from now, it will seem like we died just a second ago – this is why all true followers of Christ say the end is near. BECAUSE IT IS!!!! Whether Jesus Christ returns today, tomorrow, or after we have died, the END IS HERE!
I believe, as do many of my brothers and sisters in Christ, that the church is being deceived by a false doctrine – a doctrine of gain and prosperity. I believe the majority of things being taught in the churches today are either false or just the top layer of the parabolic message, that anyone can come to without true understanding from God. Jesus Christ, The Word of God, did not come to bring peace on earth. His divine parabolic Word of God came to create division – to separate the wheat from the tares.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. – Jesus Christ, Word of God in Matthew 10:34-36
The Sword of Jesus Christ is reference to His divine “double edged” Sword which I believe is The divine parabolic Word of God. It’s easy enough to see the divisions between those that believe and those that do not. But we can also easily see, if we look, the divisions in the church. Just look at all the different denominations that have been created simply because we cannot agree to disagree, and because we cannot work with one another to find the truth, and because many of us choose to lean only on the understanding giving to us from men. And the pride I have seen in so many because of the denomination they belong to – There should be only one Body of Christ and there IS only one Body of Christ. All will be revealed in the end.
Jesus Christ came for the sick. But now, the evil powers that be come for all those that think they are righteous – they come for the healthy and they will be able to see those of us that are naked – without the Holy Spirit – without understanding – without the full armor of God.. The evil powers that be need not trouble themselves with the wicked and the unbelieving. They come for those of us professing to be Christians and for those of us that are in the Book of Life but not yet born again. And just because someone does not yet believe, does not, I believe, make them wicked. The wicked are in a whole different ball park. There are unbelievers out there right now that ARE in the Book of Life, but they just don’t know it yet.
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. – Jesus Christ, Word of God, Book of Revelation 3:15-19
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon (satan), and out of the mouth of the beast (the spirit of the anti-christ), and out of the mouth of the false prophet (the spirit of false prophesy and false doctrine.) For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth (the churches) and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. – Revelation 16:13-16
I will be publishing on this site in the near future my thoughts on The Great Tribulation as God has revealed it to me and still is revealing it to me, and to many of my brothers and sisters in Christ. There is a huge answer within this topic as to why God lets bad things happen to good people. See in the verse above where Jesus Christ says “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” There are bad things that happen to bad people and bad things that happen to good people. We are living in an evil world. It is cursed and we battle against hidden evil spirits. All most see is the tip of the iceberg. The evil hidden powers that be would have us suffer unimaginable pain and anguish with no end in sight. God offers to provide us protection if we our obedient, and only if we are obedient. God also, however, afflicts His children as a means to have us wake up and repent. He truly does not give us more than we can bare and His angels do minister and tend to those of us that He wills them to. I’ll delve further into this topic in my next article, and again, I’m always open to having a kind and gentle dialogue on any of these topics with anyone. I do not, however, stand in fruitless quarrels with anyone that comes to me with a haughty spirit.
One of many, many, many signs I have personally received from God is the absolute fact that I was NOT an avid reader prior being born again. Later on in life, in my early 40s, I tried reading a few historical books, but it was always such drudgery and would always take me FOREVER to get through a book. I would always have to read one paragraph over and over again because of losing my train of thought. However, now, with God’s Good Word, it is NOT drudgery. It is an absolute delight and I cannot get enough of it. It’s like a delicious spiritual loaf of Holy Bread. This is a far cry from the old me. Well, I still do not enjoy reading other books, but I DO enjoy HIS BOOK! I know I’m not alone on this. I know there are other brothers and sisters of mine out there that would agree this is one of their signs as well – and one of many.
Have you ever been wrong before? You know you have been wrong many times before about many things. Don’t be wrong about this one. About losing out on blissful eternity. It’s the most important thing to not be wrong about, and that, of course, is an understatement.
Peace and Love to you and yours!
Glory and Praise be to God in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, The Word of God!