THE GREATEST OF SECRETS


THE GREATEST OF SECRETS

THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST

Part Eleven

This is from my book “MYSTERY OF CHRIST”

I would hope that everyone would attempt to totally disprove what is written here. Show where Christ refutes it all, or He did not say it, or that He did not mean it. Not by your “theology”, or your “bias” or your “opinion” but rather by hard Scriptural statements.

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2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Matthew Seven is a serious warning that does not concern the FALSE PROPHETS BEHAVIOR so much as it does THEIR THEOLOGY. They with great stealth bring in a false salvation theology that totally OMITS the strait gate and narrow way and also totally omits the esoteric and Gnostic encounter with Jesus Christ, which is why HE SENDS THE MILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS AWAY, with a terse “I never came to know you experientially.”

This false salvation theology is brought in by great stealth according to Peter. They “privily” bring this new gospel of salvation into the sheep fold.

Look up the word “privily” yourself and you will find it means that this false gospel is brought in with such stealth, and is so close to the real thing, that THE MANY do not even realize what has happened!! The many gobble this up, because it is EASY, it does not CUT DEEP INTO THE FLESH.

It does not divide asunder the bone and the marrow. It is easy, broad, SIMPLE and one can stay in the world and just “believe” and “have faith.”

In point of fact it is the FAITH AND BELIEF GOSPEL OF TODAY that nearly the entire Church now accepts as the REAL TRUTH, and if you attempt to point out to them that Jesus said differently, they become livid with anger and accuse you of all sorts of evil.

The modern Christian Church and its “salvation theology” is a fake, a fraud, and it omits all key commands of the Lord on how to get saved. Further, Peter tells us how to identify them in their behavior:

  1. They are very popular and have a “broad way” theology that is easy, quick, simple and assures the believers that if they say a simple sinner’s prayer they are going to heaven.

Nothing could be further from the truth. There is no such thing as a “sinner’s prayer” in the Bible anywhere. It is a made-up gimmick by Satan and his angels of light. It is flat out not in the Bible. Jesus never said any such thing anywhere, and even warned against it over and over again. If you don’t believe it, look up the word “strait” and then “narrow”.

2.      They DENY THE LORD THAT BOUGHT THEM. Look up the word “deny” and you will see it also means to CONTRADICT the Lord. Whatever Jesus says, they contradict it, and claim the opposite is the truth. If Jesus says the “way” is hard, they will say “what way? Just say this simple prayer and you’re written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. There is nothing hard here, it is easy and simple, and by the way, we need your donations to further our “worldly” gospel.”

3.      They are greedy pigs who grow extremely wealthy as they pedal their false salvation gospel, asking for donations, asking people to even give over their estates to the “ministry.” They sell their books, videos and even movies, and many of them bring in MILLIONS OF DOLLARS every month, and as Peter says, they are making MERCHANDISE of these poor lost Christians.

All of this, however centers on a FALSE SALVATION GOSPEL. But it also centers on the fact that the vast majority of them ARE DECEIVED AND KNOW NOT that they are NOT SAVED AT ALL. These folks are positive they are saved and heaven bound. Here is what Jesus says about these folks:

Rev 3:14-22

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

17 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:

18 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 eye salve, that thou mayest see.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

This says it all. THEY KNOWEST NOT that they are poor, miserable, blind and naked. These people ARE NOT SAVED AT ALL, they only think they are. They have embraced this faith and belief gospel hook, line and sinker, and they are positive they are heaven bound. This is a major deception, and it is a deception based upon a FALSE SALVATION GOSPEL. Notice what Christ says to them:

18 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 eye salve, that thou mayest see.

All of these are elements of TRUE SALVATION. And then He tells them that they did NOT walk the narrow way, which is the chastisement and rebuke way of true salvation:

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

So, it is obvious that these people refused the rebuke and chastisement of the strait gate and narrow way, and they were willfully ignorant or had other excuses for not doing it.

Now then the next comment was this:

“Likewise in 7:21, Jesus says it is the one who does the will of my Father who enters the kingdom; and in 7:23 Jesus says those who did not know him were evildoers (what they were doing daily was evil)”. 

This is where the real confusion sets in. The comment of the Lord was that they were LAWLESS. The word used means LAWLESS. So. one would assume that this means they were evil criminals of some sort.

But that is not at all what it means. When Jesus came, He left us with a NEW COMMANDMENT, a NEW LAW, the law of Divine Agape. This new law of Divine Agape is the final and last commandment. It ties directly back to BEING BORN FROM ABOVE in Divine Agape.

Paul said this:

Rom 13:8-10

8 Owe no man anything, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore (DIVINE) love is the fulfilling of the law. 

If you have never met Christ and had His Love shown to you, it is all but impossible to understand what Paul is telling us. The law of Divine Love is THE NEW LAW, THE NEW COMMANDMENT. There is no other. DIVINE AGAPE FULFILLS ALL THE LAW. That is the whole purpose of being born again, and that is to FIND CHRIST, FIND DIVINE AGAPE, which is the SPIRIT OF CHRIST and to have it BESTOWED UPON YOU. It is this GIFT OF GOD that allows you to ESCAPE THE MATRIX, TO ESCAPE RUIN.

Divine Agape Love is a LAW UNTO ITSELF. It is taking the external commandments and writing them upon the heart of the true believer, the regenerated ones. This NEW LAW is now within the heart, and it operates internally.

Now then, if DIVINE AGAPE IS THE NEW LAW, and clearly Jesus says it is, and it can only be obtained via authentic rebirth, then what are we being told? Jesus is bluntly telling us that THE LAWLESS ONES are not reborn!!

It is confirmed and verified by the other remark of Christ that HE NEVER CAME TO KNOW THEM. He calls them LAWLESS because the NEW LAW is DIVINE AGAPE, and these poor Christians did not have DIVINE AGAPE IN THEM. Because they were not regenerated, they were devoid of Divine Love and were doing all of their works IN THE FLESH, NOT IN THE SPIRIT.

Do you see? They did not have Divine Agape within because Christ had never met them. The NEW LAW is DIVINE AGAPE, they did not have it, and thus THEY WERE CLASSIFIED AS LAWLESS.

It has little to do with their behavior or their good works, it has everything to do with their LACK OF REGENERATION. They were not saved; they were not born again. This is why Matthew Seven is almost all about HOW TO OBTAIN DIVINE AGAPE.

If we are to look at behavior, we are into works, especially if we attempt to tie that to salvation, which is not of works at all, but by GRACE through FAITH (The dynamic FORCES), and NOT OF WORKS, that is, if we behave and do good works, God will accept us. Not at all. He will not accept anyone no matter how good their “works” because salvation is not based upon works, but rather based upon being obedient to the commands of Christ to SEARCH HIM, OUT WITH ALL DUE DILIGENCE, AND FIND HIM. Why? Because the FLESH IS FALLEN, WORTHLESS, OF NO VALUE. Therefore, all works done IN THE FLESH, and not done in the SPIRIT OF DIVINE AGAPE are works of evil, works of lawlessness.

Does this mean we can do what we want? Heaven forbid, not at all!! God commands us to be Holy, to be ambassadors of His. As Paul says, we are not use the total freedom we have in Christ to do evil. In point of fact if a true Christians steps too far out of line, the Lord will deal with that individual very harshly, even to death if necessary! It is called the doctrine of Divine Discipline.

Then the final comment:

“When Rev. 19:8 speaks of the “white robes” given by Christ (the Lamb) to his “bride,” it then says this “fine linen” (bright and pure) is the righteous deeds of the saints. Thus if we have a true encounter with Christ, we will be empowered by him and his Spirit to live the righteous life he taught and lived, to love in actions that demonstrate his agape love.”

Totally true. These are, however, all born again saints who met Christ in an experiential esoteric and Gnostic encounter, had Divine Agape bestowed upon them, and therefore could in fact do their works in the SPIRIT OF DIVINE LOVE because it was in their hearts.

Salvation is based upon one thing: OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMANDS TO SEARCH OUT THE LORD WITH ALL THE HEART, MIND, SOUL AND STRENGTH. That is actually what the strait gate and narrow way are all about. It is the SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH WITH ALL DUE DILIGENCE.

This series is about how to get saved in truth, not the walk after the fact. That is why all of the focus is upon this encounter with Christ, for the destiny of every soul on Earth is determined by having this encounter or not. Indeed, it is easy to prove that the Gnostics were totally correct when they said SALVATION IS DIRECTLY TIED TO THIS ENCOUNTER WITH THE LORD. Jesus proves it over and over again, and it is a mystery to me as to why people refuse to accept what Christ has to say about it. There is nothing to interpret, it is so clearly and bluntly stated.

In Chapter Five we will tie any loose ends together, bring our even more comments of the Lord concerning the esoteric and Gnostic nature of salvation.

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7 thoughts on “THE GREATEST OF SECRETS

  1. Re: this:

    3. They are greedy pigs who grow extremely wealthy as they pedal their false salvation gospel, asking for donations, asking people to even give over their estates to the “ministry.” They sell their books, videos and even movies, and many of them bring in MILLIONS OF DOLLARS every month, and as Peter says, they are making MERCHANDISE of these poor lost Christians.

    Circa 2007, before I was a Christian, my girlfriend at the time enjoyed watching a half-hour Joel Osteen cable show. Sometimes I watched with her. My girlfriend was Jewish and I was a heathen, so what was up with us watching a purportedly CHRISTIAN broadcast?

    Then Joel brought his road show into town: to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. My girlfriend wanted to go and ordered tickets and off we went. It was a ROCK CONCERT atmosphere. Merchandise for sale everywhere, live music playing on the stage, singers, and of course, Joel and his rock star wife. Verizon (Venus Rising) Center was a rocking place that night. Somewhere in there Joel gave his “sermon;” basically, the same type of message that he gave in his half-hour cable show, if memory serves.

    Then they had a pause in the regular action. And into the stands came an army of venue workers with BUCKETS. And these BUCKETS were passed down every single aisle, row, seat, and person (including us), until every single person in that Verizon Center had a chance to throw money (and checks) into a BUCKET. The BUCKETS went down one row, and came back down to the venue worker from the adjacent row. There were thousands and thousands of people!

    It was a cash MACHINE of money collection…..I had never seen anything like it before nor since. And from what I saw, those buckets were filling up. It was almost obscene, even to me at that time. While this was going on the music was beating and pulsing….until all the buckets were finally collected, and the venue workers disappeared off into the shadows from whence they had come.

    In hindsight, it was IDOLATRY. And we the people loved it so.
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    I bring this up because in a recent blog of Stewart’s I wrote a comment about how that in my first three years as a Christian I was involved in 5-6 church/fellowship type things; NONE of which was a “mega-church,” yet ALL of which taught broad way/false salvation theologies. Nary a one preached taking up our own cross and entering the strait gate and walking the narrow way. We knewest not.

    The point is that just because I was going to a small house church, that did NOT guarantee that the true salvation doctrine of Jesus Christ was being taught or followed. It was a DECEPTION. We were all DECEIVED. We only THOUGHT we were following the true doctrine. We didn’t even know what it was!

    And when you are in a small house church or in any other kind of “fundamentalist” type church or fellowship, it is very easy to point fingers at the mega-churches and think you, yourselves, are “okay” salvation-wise, and act holier-than-thou toward THOSE people following THOSE popular preachers. But it is a TRAP.

    The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. (Luke 18:11)

    I know that in my first three years I NEVER obeyed the following COMMANDMENT, in truth, until I read Stewart’s Dark/Light:

    Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (2Cor 13:5)

    And, in hindsight, it is no wonder I did not want to obey that commandment: I wasn’t in the faith AT ALL! I was not seeking the Lord as my top priority AT ALL; hadn’t I already FOUND HIM? Not according to the Bible.

    I had taken (robbed) ALL of the Bible verses that applied to the AUTHENTICALLY born again Christian, and applied them ALL to myself; and I wasn’t born again at all, I was just TOLD that I was by false teachers, just as Jesus warned us. We were ALL whistling in the dark!

    I was the “good ground.”

    I was “Philadelphia.”

    No, actually I was THIS:

    Luke 13:6-10:

    He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. (Luke 13:6)

    Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? (Luke 13:7)

    And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: (Luke 13:8)

    And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. (Luke 13:9)

    And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. (Luke 13:10)

    One year after ENTERING IN (Matt 7:13-14) I was living out of my car, thinking I was going to freeze to death, in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Tennessee. It was December 2013. But the Lord delivered me from that and many other things since. It has been an amazing journey.

    The following verses are the absolute truth:

    Matt 6:31-33:

    Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (Matt 6:31)

    (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. (Matt 6:32)

    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matt 6:33)

    Anyone who truly steps out in the Lord will find out the truth of these verses for himself (or herself). But we have to STEP OUT by ENTERING IN at the strait gate and walking the narrow way until the END. Salvation comes at the END of the narrow way, just as Jesus said.

    All of the false churches/fellowships I was in put salvation at the BEGINNING, when we “first believed.” No, no. It is a lie and how the last days’ church has damned itself, except they repent a “repentance to salvation not to be repented of;” of the which, I await myself.

    Titus 2:13-14:

    Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; (Titus 2:13)

    Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (Titus 2:14)

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    Thank you Stewart for continuing this series! Much appreciated…I thank God and thank you and Patti for putting out all of these teachings and resources for us!

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      • “If God is for us who can be against? ” It was an eye opener for me to read DarkLight as well, but I begged God to save me from Delusion and help me to see. He literally brought me to Stewart’s book (I don’t know how I even came to his site from another unrelated one, except by God himself) and He gave me no peace until I read it, then reread it, and read it again. “Come out of her my people: he cries. Leave the world behind and enter ye in!
        Thank you Peter for that amazing testimony. God is truly faithful .

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      • Thank you Katie for being another witness to the truth Stewart has been teaching and just how God the Father works to “draw” us in.

        And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Rom 8:28)

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  2. Thank you for the continued blog posting of this series Stew.

    Never having any “religious” upbringing, everything about God’s word was new to me. When I converted years ago, I heard Christians always claimed this:

    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Eph 2:8)
    Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Eph 2:9)

    So what fascinated me about the “many” in Matthew 7 who are sent away is, how they fall back on their works. It’s like they either forgot they were under grace, or simply out of desperation, were willing to try anything to claim Jesus misunderstood the process!

    If I can attest to anything about your teaching it is you have never asked anyone to believe you, but rather to prove what you say is wrong. It’s been 21 years and what you teach about the true salvation Gospel has never, ever changed, because the truth changes not!

    This is the admonition I’ve heard most from you on a regular basis:

    Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2Tim 2:15)

    And this is one of my favorites, that shows it is not instant salvation:

    Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (Phil 2:12)

    For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Phil 2:13)

    God bless you and the ministry in all your endeavors. 💕

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      • : ) Hmmm… How about this:

        The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29)

        Or maybe this:

        And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. (Eph 5:2)

        Perhaps it is more like this:

        Jesus, Grace, David, Cross, & Mercy; the five. 💞

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