~~~~~ Are you on safe ground? ~~~~~~
by: Jo Smith…. April 15, 2015
God has laid this message heavily on my heart. So many will try to reach heaven, but will fail; so said Jesus = many shall seak to enter in and will fail.
Now why is this? It is simply because they seek to come in some other way than the one and only way that God said we must come in by: THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
Then again, Paul warned us that they would bring in another ‘jesus’. This ‘jesus’ is an idol, not at all matching what God’s word tells us about the true Jesus. Jesus taught us to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES. Again, study to show yourself approved to God.
So then why is it that the entire church-world is following the false ‘jesus’? They failed to obey and SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES.
I will be bringing in many different portions of messed up ‘religion’ in this message. So read it all.
First: WHOSE NAME DO YOU CALL OR GO BY OR TESTIFY FOR?
This is a big place where many are totally missing God and his truth.
if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
There now, the above tells us that we must be called by HIS NAME.
But churches are full of people who want to go by some other name; not the name which God told us we MUST GO BY = THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
You might say, well I go by his name…. but do you really? Do you say, I am baptist? not the name of Jesus, now is it?
You may say, I am methodist; again, not the right name.
Many say, I go by Branham. I testify for Branham. I declare that you MUST believe in this man, branham, to be saved or in the Bride of Christ? Bride of Christ? Then why the name, branham?
These deceived folks, going by branham, go so far as to declare that he is an OT type PROPHET. So let’s explore the only place for truth on this matter; (see, they did not obey Jesus and search the right source = the Scriptures.)
Well, I did, and here is what I learned:
Hebrews 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Now the above verse tells us very clearly that God only spoke to the fathers by the prophets, IN TIME PAST. But now, in these last days He speaks by his SON.
So to declare that we have/had a PROPHET in these last days, is flat denying that God only speaks to us in these days, by his SON. It is denying the only name under heaven whereby we must be saved = THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.
Lets go further on this subject:
1 Corinthians 3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. 9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
Notice verse 4: Paul said those who claim to be of one certain man, even himself or another important person in the church, they are CARNAL. Does not scripture say to be carnal minded is DEATH?
He further stated that we are ALL ONE. So then, see that calling yourself by some human man is separating this ONENESS of God’s people and sinning by being partial? You do set one member of Christ, (if they are in Christ), above some other member and this is SIN.
Further, Paul stated that every member, or joint of the body of Christ should supply NOURISHMENT to this body. This means that each and ever member of Christ should receive revelation, or SPIRITUAL MEAT, FLESH, BREAD OR FOOD, from God, and then be able to feed this nourishment to the body of Christ.
But what do ‘churches’ do? They set one member of this body up above the others, call him ‘pastor’ and PAY him to do this work, and thus deny this to all other members. Sure they do. Just let one ‘insignificant’ member of this ‘church’, begin obeying Jesus, studying the Scriptures, and have God teach him….. and see if this church ever allows this little member a chance to give this FOOD to the body. They most certainly will not. And if this member does tell his truth to someone, outside the ‘church’, they will black his name and run him out.
So when deceived folks run around declaring that only this one ‘man’ whom they are testifying for can declare truth, they are in fact denying the command for all members of Christ to study and supply nourishment to the body of Christ. Thus, they also excuse themselves from the command to search the scriptures and this is precisely why they are so deceived. This is exactly why they failed to understand that in the New Testament times, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PROPHET TO WHOM WE MUST GO FOR TRUTH OR HEALING OR SUCH.
Now I will give you several scriptures PROVING that no such prophets exist since John the Baptist. (NT prophets merely have the gift of prophesy which any member of the body can have).
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
The law and prophets refers to OT TYPE prophets. They go with the LAW. NT prophets go with the apostles. It is a total different working of God. No one has to run to these prophets to receive anything from God. In fact to do so is denying that we are all ONE and each one must be responsible to God to study the word and feed this body.
The above verse solidly proves that this OT type prophets ended with JOHN THE BAPTIST.
Micah 3: 6
Therefore night shall be unto you,
that ye shall not have a vision;
and it shall be dark unto you,
that ye shall not divine;
and the sun shall go down over the prophets,
and the day shall be dark over them.
Then shall the seers be ashamed,
and the diviners confounded:
yea, they shall all cover their lips;
for there is no answer of God.
Who is the above verse spoken to? THE OT PROPHETS. They have no vision; it is dark to them; they shall not divine or prophesy; the sun went down over the prophets and their day is dark. So how do I know this is speaking to OT prophets? Again, we must search the Scriptures for the answer. Study to show thyself approved to God. Study what? Scripture. So here we go:
Zechariah 13 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
13 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
3 And it shall come to pass,that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive: 5 but he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith theLord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
I wrote this entire chapter, for this is very needful to get the truth of it across.
When is this speaking of? The day that a fountain was opened for cleansing from sin. This could only be the day Jesus was crucified.
This agrees with Heb 1, that in these last days, which began with the death of Jesus, God only speaks by his SON.
Look at verse 2..He said I will cause the prophets to pass out of the land.
Verse 3.. when any shall yet prophesy, (meaning after Jesus)… he is speaking LIES in the name of the LORD. His parents should thrust him through when he prophesies. (strong indictment against any further prophets, after the Son was here).
Verse 4 … in the day that Jesus died, the prophets shall be ashamed of his vision when he has prophesied; neither should he try to deceive others into thinking he is a prophet. He is speaking lies.
Verse 5… he shall say, I AM NO PROPHET, but a husbandman. This is NT ministry.
Now to prove that this is speaking of the time when Jesus was crucified: verse 6… speaks of the wounds in his hands. Verse 7 goes on to prove this; awake o sword against my shepherd. Smite the shepherd. This can only be speaking of the time of the death of Jesus. Anyone claiming to be a prophet since then is SPEAKING LIES.
Verse 8 … At this time two parts shall be cut off and die…what is this? It is the LAW AND PROPHETS. Goes back to the law and prophets were UNTIL JOHN. They were THEN cut off.
Verse 9.. I will bring the third part through the fire and refine them as silver and gold. They shall call ON MY NAME and I will hear them. I will say they are my people. This is only to those who stay with and on the only name for salvation = JESUS CHRIST.
So, calling someone a prophet, since Jesus Christ was here, is such a big evil that this entire chapter is concerning this matter. Yet, many so-called prophet’s followers, simply listen to this false prophet and fail to search the Scriptures, so they could not learn this important truth.
So, where does prophets show up again, in Scripture, after Jesus came?
Isa 9: 14
Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail,
branch and rush, in one day. (here again we see that God cut off this head and tail; = OT prophets.
The ancient and honourable, he is the head;
and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
There you have it .. the prophet that teaches lies is the tail, or ending of the matter. So we proved in Zec 13, that anyone who pretends to be a prophet since Jesus came on earth, is telling LIES. So these so-called prophets in the last days are the tail or telling LIES. All liars shall have their part in the lake of fire. When YOU repeat these same lies, you are just as guilty. When you proclaim the name of these lying prophets, instead of the name of JESUS CHRIST, you are part of this tail.
You who cling to some ‘prophet’ and set this MAN above other members of the body of Christ, are dividers and deceivers. You do deny what Jesus told us…that anyone who BELIEVES, can do the same works he did. Yet you deny this to the members of Christ, due to your accepting this lying prophet and denying the oneness of the body of Christ.
Any member of Christ can heal the sick, and should.
Any member can and should study the Word of God and receive revelation. These same people should then feed their FLESH, or food to the body of Christ.
Jesus died for us, so we all may come boldly to the throne of Grace and into the presence of God and receive from God for our own selves. To deny this to anyone is fighting against Jesus Christ and his kingdom.
If you look to this prophet, even though he is dead or alive, and think you cannot and should not do the same works of Jesus Christ, just because you ‘think’ that ‘prophet’ did it, is denying NT salvation.
Jesus died to give this power to all of us. It is not invested in some one man or prophet. Many of these lying prophets faked miracles and with these false miracles, they have deceived millions.
Why? It is simply because these millions failed to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES.
Some deceived people have turned aside to an idol named Allah. So where is this told to us in scripture? Some try to follow Jehovah; but they are trying to climb up some other way, than JESUS CHRIST, and they are thieves and robbers. Anyone trying to get to heaven, or be bride of Christ, any other way than the name of JESUS CHRIST is a thief and a robber. All such will have their part in the lake of fire.
So I conclude this first part of the message with this: You are only safe if you stay only with the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. Your ‘prophets’, pastors, church, or others will not give you what you have to have to acquire eternal life.