THE END of OLD TESTAMENT PROPHECY
BY: LLOYD ELLEFSON
OCTOBER 16, 2006
Heb. 9:27: It is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment. In Adam all die. Then what is judgment for this man in the death penalty of separation from God who is Spirit? Jesus said, “This is the judgment.” The light has come and man loves the darkness. So now the judgment is rejecting Christ who is the light. You cannot have both, for this light is the light of life. We know time in the flesh has a beginning and end. What God has done in Christ has no change. Repenting is the acceptance of man’s condition and burial of the old man. Christ does not dwell in death. He is a quickening Spirit. So receiving Christ is receiving life from the dead. No less John writes—we have passed from death to life. [1 John 2:14] Then John writes—that the Spirit of God confirms Jesus Christ is come in the flesh and anyone who denies this is anti-christ. [1 John 4:1-4] Now John here speaks of Spirit, not Jesus before the cross. It is Christ’s Spirit not his flesh that is poured out to man.
In Vs. 6 he writes—We are of God and he that dwells within you is greater than he who is in the world. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. Those who deny this and have doubt and not faith are anti-christ. Unbelief makes void faith. Hope makes this all future takes the place of faith, which we live by now. Life has no future and no past, to deny life we have in Christ is now—is death. Christ’s death is our death, to man, sin and flesh. Christ’s resurrection out of death is our resurrection for He is our life, Faith is the evidence of this truth, and there is no other means to come alive to these truths. Vs. 8: He who does sin is of the devil. The Son of God was manifest to destroy the works of the devil. He was manifested and finished the work. Why is the devil such a great problem today We also read this—he that is borne of God does not commit sin. [vs. 9]
He that is born of God overcomes the world [5:4] God had given us life—and this life is in His son. [5:11] You do not find life on the earthy side of the cross. This is the encounter with the end of the man of sin. There is no other way to be free than to believe in faith your oneness in Christ has made this a reality. Jesus said “I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again and receive you unto myself. That where I am you may also be.” [John 14:2-3] This myself is the son of God. He was in a body of flesh in this earthy realm. He has come again to first bring us to where He was at the time. A son of God in a tabernacle of flesh. Paul writes—search yourself, if Christ is not in you, you are reprobate [disqualified]. If you have this faith you can testify. Any representation of God and his purpose in Christ that presents another way is anti-christ. Beloved now we are the children of God and it is not manifest what we are to be. When he is manifest we will be like him. that would be because we are born of God. The world does not know us if Christ is our life. If Jesus died for all then all are dead. If he was raised out of death then all are raised.
Why then wait for resurrection when it is finished? We are to have the faith of him who himself did this. Not for self, not for us but for God. If it was for our self it would be for the flesh. Jesus identified with us in this creation to bring us to the creator. This operation of God has never entered the heart of man. His hearts desire is for self, not God. Therefore this is not what man desires. It is what God is doing of his own will and purpose. He works in us, both to will and to do his own purpose.
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