The Greatest Secret
THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST
Final Conclusions – Part 15
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. You eternal salvation depends upon it…
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Notice that Jesus refers to this rebirth AS A SPIRITUAL REBIRTH. What did the Lord say back there in Ezekiel? I will PUT MY SPIRIT within you; a NEW HEART. How can anyone who really wants to know miss this? And further, how could the Lord come to a person, who has a puny, dark soul riddled with sin, NOT KNOW WHEN THIS HAPPENED? That is like saying you could be five miles away from an atomic bomb and you would not know it when it went off. But that is what most Christians are taught, that you just “take it by faith”. Not according to Christ! No faith here, when the Lord of Lord and King of Kings comes to visit, YOU WILL KNOW IT, AND YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER IT!! It is, in fact, the END OF YOUR FAITH, because NOW YOU KNOW!!!
The Gnostic encounter that actually saves an individual is, as we have said, very specific, and concerns the revelation of only ONE THING: DIVINE AGAPE, THE SPIRIT OF THE NEW COVENANT. Remember that Jesus said that He and the Father are one. He also said that God was a SPIRIT and God was DIVINE LOVE, often called “charity.” Remember that John said BEHOLD WHAT MANNER, or that is, behold WHAT TYPE OF LOVE GOD HAS, vs. the types of love that mankind has. This is critical, for many people have dreams and visions and think because of that they must be saved. But the Scripture is very clear about what this NEW COVENANT is, and what one must do to enter it. It all boils down to THE NEW LAW that Jesus Christ left us:
34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
The type of LOVE here is DIVINE AGAPE. It is the SPIRIT OF GOD, the NEW HEART to be given to any believer who searches the matter out.
1. agapao (
<END GREEK>, NT:25) and the corresponding noun agape (B, No. 1 below) present “the characteristic word of Christianity, and since the Spirit of revelation has used it to express ideas previously unknown, inquiry into its use, whether in Greek literature or in the Septuagint, throws but little light upon its distinctive meaning in the NT. Cf, however, Lev 19:18; Deut 6:5.
“Agape and agapao are used in the NT (a) to describe the attitude of God toward His Son, John 17:26; the human race, generally, John 3:16; Rom 5:8, and to such as believe on the Lord Jesus Christ particularly John 14:21; (b) to convey His will to His children concerning their attitude one toward another, John 13:34, and toward all men, 1 Thess 3:12; 1 Cor 16:14; 2 Peter 1:7; (c) to express the essential nature of God, 1 John 4:8.
(from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright © 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers.)”
The Divine Agape was UNKNOWN to mankind, and basically still is, because it is hidden, secret, and cannot be known except by the ELECT of God, who were called, and chosen. The Divine Love of God is a “mystery”. A mystery is a SECRET, HIDDEN AWAY, not known.
This DIVINE LOVE is the LOVE BESTOWED UPON THE BELIEVER AT REBIRTH. Being Born Again is to have DIVINE LOVE SHOWN YOU, JUDGMENT GIVEN, AND SALVATION OFFERED. It is to stand before the LIGHT OF CHRIST, who is Divine Agape, and to have your deeds reproved. This is because the NEW COVENANT is the NEW COMMANDMENT. This is why Jesus called the “many” workers of iniquity, or lawlessness, because the NEW LAW was Divine Love, and it can only be obtained by entering the strait gate and walking to the narrow way. Remember that Christ said the end of the narrow way was LIFE, and HE WAS LIFE. Therefore, Christ stands at the end of the narrow way waiting for any believer who obeys to COME TO HIM IN TRUTH. The narrow way is the road of Divine chastisement:
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Who did Christ say He loved? The OBEDIENT BELIEVER who walks the “way” and finds Christ:
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
That seems simple enough – if you really LOVE CHRIST, you will keep HIS WORDS. This takes us right back to Matthew Seven where Jesus commands we enter in at the strait gate and walk the narrow way, then warns of IMPOSTERS, LIARS and DECEIVERS who will CONTRADICT THAT. Then He warns of what happens IF YOU DON’T DO THAT, and then says you are a fool if you have heard His commands AND DO THEM NOT. Inasmuch as Christ is waiting at the end of the narrow way, you will MEET HIM THERE and HE WILL MANIFEST HIMSELF TO THAT BELIEVER. Obviously the “many” never entered in and therefor did not ever MEET CHRIST ONE ON ONE.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
One has to be in complete and UTTER DENIAL not to see what is being said here. As we pointed out, the word MANIFEST means to REVEAL IN PERSON, to “TAKE OFF THE COVER” that is to show plainly who Christ is TO THE OBEDIENT BELIEVER. Remember Christ said He would manifest Himself personally TO the obedient believer. It means exactly what it says it means, and yes, it is totally esoteric and Gnostic, AND without this manifestation, one CANNOT BE REBORN OR SAVED.
Now remember that Christ said that WHO HE LOVED He chastised and rebuked. Here in another element of Christian testimony that is almost totally missing:
5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Notice that this verse agrees with Revelation and that those Christ loves he will chasten and rebuke. But notice what it says here: EVERY SON (DAUGHTER,) THAT GOD RECEIVES MUST AND WILL UNDERGO THIS SCOURGING AND CHASTENING. There are no exceptions here, it is quite plain and blunt: EVERYONE, no exceptions. NONE, ZERO. So, what is this all about? The STRAIT GATE and NARROW WAY. Look up the word STRAIT and NARROW. If you will not enter in, you will not be RECEIVED BY THE LORD.
How does this square with modern salvation theology of “say a sinner’s prayer” and you are not only received, but written in the Lamb’s Book of Life? Cannot anyone see what is happening here? Many church denominations do not even require a sinner’s prayer, but rather if you are simply baptized by the pastor you are automatically saved.)
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Once again, we find ALL ARE PARTAKERS, and if you are without this chastisement, you are considered a BASTARD SON, and a BASTARD cannot enter into heaven. Notice that huge conditional IF. The word BASTARD means:
<END GREEK>, NT: 3541) denotes “an illegitimate child, one born out of lawful wedlock,” Heb 12:8.
(from Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Copyright © 1985, Thomas Nelson Publishers.)
I and some others very interested is this have gone out on the internet to find ministries that teach or speak about any of this and came up with ONLY TWO. Almost all preachers, teachers, evangelists or prophetic ministries all just have a “sinner’s prayer” and then they tell you if you said that in “sincerity” you are now saved and going to heaven. Jesus Christ says just the opposite. Who are you going to believe? Who are you going to follow, Jesus or the fakes out there getting extremely rich selling their false gospel? – 155