Monthly Archives: July 2008

Time of the End–“The Cup of Fury”

The New World Order will come down.  This counterfeit of the Kingdom of God is destined to be destroyed by God’s fury.  It is going to get ugly before it gets better.

For “the LORD (Yahweh) has a controversy with the nations…He will give them that are wicked the sword” (Jeremiah 25:31).  Earlier, the word of the LORD (Yahweh) itemizes just who these nations are.  He mentions many by their ancient names, and then in a sweeping indictment, says, “And all the kings of the north, far and near…and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth” shall drink “the cup of fury” that God will force them to drink (v. 26).

By teaching us to pray, “Deliver us from evil,” Christ alludes to these dark days of Tribulation at the end of this era–“the time of the end” spoken of by the Hebrew prophet Daniel.  He is talking about the end of evil on a global scale.  For that is what it is all coming to.  The internationalists, the super-rich bankers and globalists, think that they are going to pull this thing off, this setting up of a “one world government.”

But just as their dreams come to fruition, it will topple as Christ returns to this earth to set up His kingdom.  The die is cast; the book is written.  We need only to study the script so that we may play our parts well.

“The righteous shall scarcely be saved” from the wrath that is coming.  And what will God’s wrath consist of?  God shall “roar” from on high (v. 30).  He will “come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire” (Isaiah 66:15).

It’s the “seven angels which had the seven trumpets” of wrath in Revelation 8.  “Hail and fire” being cast upon the earth burning up a third of the earth (v. 7), and a ” great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea” (v. 8).  This is an assault from the heavens in the form of asteroids or comets colliding into the earth.

This “cup of fury” being poured out onto the earth just keeps on comig in Revelation 8.  “A great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp” will fall into the earth (v. 10).  And this is just three of the seven trumpets unleashed on earth.   And then the “vials of wrath” come next.

No, it’s all coming down.  And some Christians are counting on a “Rapture” theory, based on one-half of one verse of scripture.  How conveniently they have clutched on to this parachute that will not open.  But that’s another post.     Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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“Overcome Evil With Good”–Forgiving One Another

     Been betrayed lately?  Lied to?  Cheated on?  Robbed?  Beaten up?  Victimized?  Abused mentally or physically?  

     Have you ever wondered, Why do good-hearted people suffer at the hands of evil ones?  It is the age old question explored in the Book of Job in the Bible.  Why do the righteous suffer?

     The short answer: God allows it.  For a very good reason.  He wants us to be like Him, but to be like Him, we must have something to forgive.  If this does not make much sense, we need to remember that “HIs ways are not our ways, His thoughts not our thoughts.”  We must look through His eyes to comprehend the answer to this one. 

     His eternal purpose is what He is about from the very beginning before time as we know it.  And it is this: He is in the process of reproducing Himself.  He is the Seed, the Word, and He is multiplying Himself in us. 

He Is the Forgiver

     We receive His Spirit within our hearts and begin to grow.  One of His major traits that He is keen on passing on to us is that He is the Forgiver.  “To forgive a wrong” is an attribute of God, for only He can do it; only He has a heart big enough for it. 

     We, in order to be His sons and daughters, should now forgive.  The English poet Alexander Pope wrote, “To err is human; to forgive is divine.” 

     But it is not in the old nature of man to forgive.  We hold on to things that people do to us.  We hold grudges and forge weapons of revenge, or harbor little agonies about wrongs committed aganist us.  

     And since forgiveness is not a natural human trait, we then are forced to go to God and ask Him for His Spirit-of-forgiveness to be channeled through us to the one who wronged us.

     This has a powerful impact on both the forgiver (us) and the forgiven (them).   We will have contacted God and witnessed His Spirit of forgiveness flowing through us, and the forgiven knows now that something greater than a victim stands there–in peace.

     This is how we are delivered from the evil done to us by others–when we forgive their sins toward us.  We have that power with God.  In fact, He wants us to forgive others, for it shows the world that we are His offspring.

     We are to “be partakers of the divine nature” (II Peter 1:4).  By forgiving, we show His godly nature in us.  This gives God glory.

     Forgiving will not put an end to “people hurting people.”  The old nature will sin against others. But we can transcend this lower, earthy, devilish cycle of hurt-for-hurt and an eye-for-an-eye.  With God’s help, this we can do to end the cycle of sin.  We forgive and thereby join the ranks of God’s princes and princesses who have now partaken of His divine nature–the nature of forgiving.

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“But Deliver Us From Evil”–From the Evil Within the Heart

     Evil comes in three sizes: the personal, the inter-personal, and the national/inter-national size.

     Christ is teaching us here in the “Lord’s Prayer” to ask the Father for deliverance from all evil, beginning with the evil that lurks within the heart of natural man.

     Christ spoke sharply about the spiritual state of those who do not have the Spirit of God within them–those who were not re-generated by His Spirit. 

     He exposed the religious hypocrites who asked Him why His disciples ate with unwashed hands and not “according to the tradition of the elders.”  He told them that it’s what comes out of the man that defiles the man, not what goes into the man.  “For from within, out of the heart of men proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit…blasphemy, pride, foolishness.  All these evil things come from within, and defile the man” (Mark 7:20-23).  In a word, these sins come from within the heart of the old nature.

     The prophet Jeremiah knew of the treachery of the old Adamic heart when he wrote, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it?

     This old heart is natural man’s dirty little secret; it is what propels people into doing evil things that they don’t really want to do (See ch. 27 of my book Yah-Is-Savior: The Road to Immortality at http://www.yahwehisthesavior.com/yahch27.htm ).  The apostles call it “being a slave to sin.”

     Secular humanism, however, teaches that the human being, though flawed, inately has the answer to his own problems–already within himself.  It has made a man’s SELF his god!  It teaches that the human being is its own physician and savior. 

     But try as people may to clean up their old sinful self, eventually “the screaming blue monkey” crashes into their minds, demanding that they do what they know they shouldn’t, demanding that they take the path of darkness, a trail that leads them to guilty shadows of loneliness far from the light of the sun.  This monkey is the selfish little bastard-child ego, incessantly wanting to be worshipped by all.

     This evil presence in unregenerated human beings is not being dealt with in the vast majority of churches.  It is too raw of a confrontation.  And many lives are being destroyed “for lack of knowledge” of these things.

     It takes honesty and humility to take that old self to the cross.  This “personal evil” in one’s heart has to be crucified with Christ, or it will always flare up.  It must be recognized, renounced, hated, and crucified (in spiritual revelation).  Then buried with Him, and then raised with Christ’s Spirit now within, thereby becoming a new creature.  “He that is dead is freed from sin” (Romans 6:3-7) {See post “Love from Above–Down and Through” at https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/love-from-above-down-and-through/ }.

     The old heart and old spirit of man keeps God’s Spirit away, for He will not dwell in an “unclean temple.”  We are, after all, to be God’s temple.

     But God has provided us a way to do away with the personal evil within at the cross.  But other evils still exists.  And we are to pray to be delivered from them as well.      Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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Parable of the Mustard Seed–How God’s Government Grows

     This parable reveals the secret of how the Kingdom of God grows.  It starts out as a tiny seed of faith in the hearts of His believers and then multiplies and spreads its rule to fill the whole earth.

     Two things to remember about the parables of Yahweh.  First, they reveal hidden secrets to only those who are supposed to “get it.”  Second, they are about the “good news” that God is the King of His kingdom, and it is coming to this earth with a vengeance, literally (See post  “Parables Conceal the Mysteries of God” at https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/2008/05/04/parables-conceal-the-mysteries-of-god/ ).

     And this parable is how it grows into planetary dominance.  “The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof” (Matt. 13:31-32).

     The key to understanding this parable is found in another statement by Christ about a mustard seed.  “If you have faith the size of a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove” (Matt. 17:20).  Here He links “faith” to a mustard seed.  The literal seed is small, and our faith/belief is small at first, also.

   Here’s the breakdown:

  1. A man took mustard seed and sowed it into his field = Christ placed the word, the seed of faith-in-His-resurrection into our hearts which is in our earth-ly bodies.  “The field” = the world (Mt. 13:38).  So now God’s children have His faith in them and they “are in the world, but not of the world.”
  2. The mustard seed grows = our tiny little belief in Christ grows.  Our testimonies win others and help others know Him.  More people are born of His Spirit and enter His spiritual kingdom.
  3. And the mustard seed grows into a tree = The children of the kingdom of God grow into a strong entity, governed by His Spirit.
  4. And the tree filled the whole earth = Here the kingdom of God, who is a Spirit living in our hearts, will grow and grow until someday soon Christ will literally return and set up the throne of His father David in the earth.
  5. And the birds of the air shall lodge in its branches = These birds are the worldly goat nations who will not have fully accepted Christ as their King.  The prophets speak of a time during the 1000 year reign of Christ when nations who do not give honor unto the King will have their rain withheld until they learn to humble themselves in His presence.

     When Christ returns to His true followers, He will set up rule through them over the whole earth.  All the prophecies point to it.  This kingdom is the gospel proclaimed by Christ and His prophets throughout the ages.  This is the stone kingdom “not cut out with man’s hands” that shall smash all of man’s corrupt governments.

     His kingdom starts with a new spirit and new heart that He gives to those who willingly allow their old self to die with Christ (see http://www.yahwehisthesavior.com/sonsintro.htm “Our Old Nature Must Die on the Cross”). 

“The kingdom of God is within you” because His Spirit now abides in His children and governs them.  When we receive Him in our heart, the Kingdom of God comes to earth!  His Spirit in us is the “seed beginning” of His earth-wide rule and reign.

Yes, it is small now, like a grain of mustard seed.  Christ is that seed growing in us, growing into a mighty kingdom wherein dwells righteousness.   Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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“Lead Us Not Into Temptation”–Being “Led by the Spirit of God”

     God does not tempt us.  When we desire worldly things, we are lured away from the spiritual heavenly things.  This is temptation, and Christ is reminding us of this in the Lord’s prayer.

     “Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed” (James 1:13-14).  Those without the Spirit of God dwelling in their hearts fall prey to these thoughts and desires as they conceive and bring forth sin (Thou shalt not covet) and death (1:15).  Those with the Spirit are spared this, for they have a new heart.

     Our example in the Bible of how not to act are the Israelites in the wilderness.  They lusted after the food and creature comforts of their old homes in Egypt, and those desires took root in their hearts and led them to perdition.  We are specifically admonished to not do what they did (I Cor. 10:6-13).

     No, God will not lead us into temptation.  He is our faithful Shepherd, as David sung, “He leads me beside the still waters…He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (Psalms 23: 2-3).  And yet, God gets blamed for our foibles and trials. 

     God, rather, leads His sons and daughters into unspeakable realms of glory by His Spirit.  “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons (and daughters) of God” (Rom. 8:14).  He has given us the downpayment of His Spirit through our belief in His resurrection in us.  His Spirit that now resides in us is leading us on down the path to an immortal reign with Him.

     As we continue reading Romans 8, we see that we have received from Him the “Spirit of adoption” instead of our old spirit of fear (v. 15).  He is our Father and we cry out to Him as such.  We are His children and His heirs.  He is the King; we His children are His princes and princesses–heirs to His throne (v. 15-18). 

     The whole world is groaning, waiting for the “manifestation of the sons of God” (v. 19-22).  This unveiling of God’s soon-to-be immortal offspring is the final act of the play called Life As We Know It (read more in my book The Unveiling of the Sons of God  at http://yahwehisthesavior.com/unveiling.htm ).

     We all want to live on, but we are entrapped by a body of fragile flesh that is destined to expire.  We are rushing to our “expiration date” because of the physical corruptability of our bodies.  Most have little hope. 

     But Christ our Shepherd will lead us through our faith in Him.  For we know that it is all going to work out, for we love Him.  We have been called by Him according to His plan and purpose (see post “Nature Teaches God’s Plan of Reproducing Himself” at https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/2008/04/03/nature-teaches-gods-plan-of-reproducing-himself/ ).  

     He knew us and gave us a destiny to become His sons and daughters long before we came to the earth–a destiny “to be conformed to the image of His Son…the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8: 28-30).

     He is leading us down this path to His throne as we write this.  Believing this gives us great confidence, for we will never ever be separated from the love of God, which is in Christ (8:39).

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“Forgive Us Our Debts”–Love Is All We Owe

     We owe mankind only one thing–love.  In the “Lord’s Prayer,” Christ is teaching us that loving others is all that we should owe anyone.  As the princes and princesses of the King, we are held to that high standard.  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another (Romans 13:8).

     God the King is Love, and we His children are born of His nature, which is love (I John 4:8, 16).  Loving others, then, is how we pay our debts. 

     So when the Savior, in teaching us to pray, tells us to say, “And forgive us our debts,” He want us to mean this: Forgive us Father, for the times we didn’t love others the way You love them.  And when Christ instructs us to say, “As we forgive our debtors,” He wants us to mean this: Father, grant us a forgiving heart to all who do not love us as You love us.  He did tell us, “Forgive and it shall be forgiven you” (Luke 6:37).

     To love one another–this is one of the “new commandments” Christ gave us.  “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34).

     Loving one another is the sign that God resides in us.  “If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us, because He has given us of His Spirit” (I John 4:12).  The caveat: we cannot love one another with the agape “love from above” if we do not have His Spirit within us.  Human love will only stretch so far and then it snaps ugly on somebody. 

     Love is the fruit produced from the sap (Holy Spirit) within us, the branches.  And we cannot be grafted in to the vine (Christ) until we go through the death, burial, and resurrection experience with Him {Read more on this in my book The Unveiling of the Sons of God at   http://www.yahwehisthesavior.com/sonsintro.htm }.  We must be “raised to walk in a newness of life” through faith in God’s promise to give us a new heart and a new spirit if we put to death our old sinful self on the cross with Christ (6:1-6).  When we receive His Spirit into our hearts, then the love will start flowing down and through us to others (See post, “Love From Above, Down and Through” at https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/love-from-above-down-and-through/ ).

     The “debts” spoken of in the “Lord’s Prayer” is much more than money or material things.  It is spiritual love that we owe each other.  We owe mankind a heart of love in gratitude to God for the love He showed us by providing the Sacrifice, the Lamb of God, and thereby giving us a way to escape sin and corruption.  It is now about Him channeling Himself (Love) through us on out to others. 

     These things should be in mind when we pray to our Father, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.”   Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”–The Bread of God

     We are to ask for the heavenly bread–not physical bread.  Christ told us specifically to not ask for food.  “Do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it” (Luke 12:29, NIV). 

     Christ in the Lord’s Prayer tells us rather to ask the Father each day for the spiritual bread from heaven.  But what is it exactly?  Some churches believe that a round wafer is magically and     mystically turned into the body of Christ, the bread from heaven.  This practice is not found in the scriptures of truth.

     Christ gives a treatise on the heavenly bread in John 6.  The “true bread from heaven” was not manna which fell for the Israelites in the wilderness.  They all died.  But, My Father gives you the true bread from heaven (v. 32).  The spiritual “bread of God is He which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world” (v. 33).

     Physical bread is the staff of a physical life that ends.  But spiritual bread is the staff of the spiritual life that never ends.  This bread feeds the new inner spiritual man; it is our sustenance.

     Then Jesus (Yahshua) declares Himself to be that Heavenly Sustenance.  “I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger, and he that believes on me shall never thirst” (v. 34). 

     The key word here is “believes.”  It is believing on Him–that is how we partake of His Spirit.  You take into yourself what you believe.  You become what you believe.  You are what you eat. Believing Him and His word about who He is, and what He has done, and what He will do–this is what it’s all about.  Belief.  Belief is not a material thing.  It is a special invisible, spiritual thing.  To believe Him and what His name means is to eat of the spiritual bread from heaven.   

     He would later say that His body is the “bread of God” and encouraged us to eat it.  “Eat” here is to spiritually believe what transpired with His body–the death, burial, and resurrection.  He was saying that His flesh, His actual physical body was going to be presented as the one sacrifice that would purge our sins.  Believing this in truth is eating (taking in) this spiritual, true bread from heaven.

     “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh which I will give for the life of the world” (v. 51).  Here we see him giving His physical body so that we could have immortality.

     He was teaching us to pray–not for ourselves with things for ourselves, food, material things.  No.  We are to ask for more of His Spirit, more faith, more belief of what He has done for us.  We should recall and thank Him for allowing our old nature to die with Him on the cross, to be buried with Him, and to be “raised to walk in a newness of life” with Him (Romans 6:3-7). 

     The words, Give us this day our daily bread, contain a profound lesson in our learning to pray.  Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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