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New Book–“The Royal Destiny of God’s Elect” Has Arrived

If you have always thought that there is much more to Christianity and the Bible than what you are being taught… If you have ever wondered just what God had in mind when He created us…If you ever had this question, Why do the innocent suffer while the evil enjoy their millions? If you have ever wondered who “they” are, the ones controlling this present evil world system…If  you, wanting to understand the Bible, have opened it up, and it seems like a closed book to you, like the key is missing that unlocks its treasures of wisdom…

If you have wondered about any of these things, then you need this new book. It relates God’s purpose, which is the reproduction of Himself (Love); for “God is love.” And the book details His plan to carry out His purpose. And you and I are right smack dab in the middle of His heart and desire! How He loves us!

Let me share with you the distillation of forty years of the study of the Holy Scriptures as Sacred Literature. This is a much different approach than listening to the dogma passed down by a denominational hierarchy. Being a literature major and led by the Spirit, I have approached the Bible with no pre-conceived theories or doctrines. Don’t read into it.  Just explain in clear exposition what the words of scripture mean. And back up your findings with the words of the Hebrew patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and, of course, the King Himself, Christ.

This book is written for you, the. It is my gift to the seekers of the deeper things of God. I am giving free promotional copies to all who take a moment and send me an email which includes your mailing address. Send to   wayneman5@hotmail.com  Put “new book” on the subject line.

If you are seeking God and want to be like the early apostles who demonstrated great power from on high, then  you need this book. Like in the parable, the Lord is inviting you to a great feast (of knowledge and wisdom). Don’t turn Him down. God bless you, my readers.                         Kenneth Wayne Hancock

 

 

 

 

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Spiritually Growing by Knowing Him That Is from the Beginning

The apostle John addresses his first letter to children, young men, and fathers in Christ. These represent the three levels of Christian growth. “Fathers” here represent Christians like Peter, James, John, and Paul, who knew God up close and personal. In fact, John is writing to them “because you have known Him that is from the beginning.” These were capable of fathering others in the gospel, and he wrote to them for one reason: “Because you have known Him that is from the beginning” (I John 2: 13-14).

Furthermore, speaking of Christ, the apostle John tells us that he and the other apostles have heard Him speak, and “have seen with our eyes,” and “we have looked upon” Him, and “our hands have handled” Him. John’s testimony is that they with their senses heard, saw, observed,  and touched Christ some 2,000 years ago. And this Christ that they walked with those 3 ½ years was the same One that “was from the beginning” (I John 1: 1).

In other words, that Holy Entity that was from the beginning was made flesh, and was heard, seen, observed, touched, and literally walked with. This is the same One that “was from the beginning” in God’s dealings with mankind.

Likewise, to know Christ better, we must be acquainted with what He did back in the beginning. This is the way to “know Him that is from the beginning.” This is the way to “know Him and the power of His resurrection” (Phil. 3: 10). This is part of our growth into fatherhood (and virtuous womanhood).

Christ visited, counseled and communed many times with the patriarchs and prophets of old. His deeds and actions with them will help us “know Him that is from the beginning.”

To further collaborate John’s testimony that it was Christ in His pre-incarnate human form appearing “in the beginning” to the patriarchs and prophets, we look to Christ’s own words about Himself. The Jews were seeking ways to kill Him. Christ told them, “If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that bears witness of Me…Search the scriptures…they are they which testify of Me…Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust. For had you believed Moses, you would have believed Me: for he wrote of Me” (John 5: 31-32, 39, 45-46).

Christ was telling the Jews who sought to kill Him for saying that He was the Son of God, Look. If I plainly tell you that Yahweh dwells in Me, and it was I in My pre-incarnate form that appeared to man back in Old Testament times, then you would not believe Me. But we have Moses; maybe you’ll believe him whom you say you follow. Moses wrote about Me in the first five books of the Bible. If you believe Moses, then you would believe Me, for it was I who appeared in many passages that he wrote.

Christ said, “Moses wrote of Me.” Many today limit the mentions of Christ to Genesis 3: 15 and Deuteronomy 18: 15-19. Really? Are you kidding? What kind of respect is that? After all Moses went through from the burning bush calling, to the Exodus of God’s people, to the amount of miracles that He performed for the Israelites, do we think that Moses would only mention Christ twice?

Seeing Christ in the Garden of Eden

To know Him that is from the beginning, we must see through the misty millennia as He kneeled down lovingly onto the clay of Eden and formed Adam, the man who would serve as the environment of God’s plan to reproduce Himself. We see Christ in His pre-incarnate spiritual body forming Adam and breathing into him the breath of life (Gen. 2: 7).

Christ the Creator laid His hands on the cold earthen man-to-be and through His tender lovingkindness, Christ through His resurrection power breathed life into the first man. And even when Christ had to use tough love after Adam’s sin, He still showed tenderly His great love and care toward Adam and Eve.

The penalty was severe. They stood before their Maker and were ashamed and “knew that they were naked.” Despite their banishment, and the cursed ground from which they would toil through the sweat of their brow, and despite being doomed to return to that very dust from which they came—despite all this, Christ reached out to them and “made them coats of skins, and clothed them.” Christ did not call on angels to come and take the skins and make coats for them; He did it Himself. Christ is seen here touching animal skins and clothing them. Literally.

Christ’s Own Words Again

The Master mentions Moses’ writings again.  After His resurrection He joins two of His followers who were walking dejectedly down the road to a village named  Emmaus. They were prevented from recognizing Him as they spoke. He asked them what they were so down about.  And they basically said that the prophet they had been following had been killed by the chief priests and rulers.  And besides, it had been three days now and they had not seen hide nor hair of him.

And then He said this unto them. How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!  Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?  “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).  He has just said that all of the writings of Moses and the prophets were writings about Himself.

What Moses and all the prophets were writing about was Yahweh’s glorious coming to this earth in a flesh body to become the Savior of His creation.  That’s what the scriptures are about!  That is what the Master just said.

The Master, to finish the story, went on to the next village with them.  Still not recognizing Him, they encouraged Him to stay with them and eat.  During the meal they finally recognized Him, and then He disappeared. Then they asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32.  The scriptures open when we realize that they speak of Yahweh coming in human form!

     Many do not understand and therefore do not read the Bible because it is closed to them.  He will open the scriptures to us just like He did to those two on the road to Emmaus, when we believe that Yahweh of the “Old Testament” is clothed in human flesh and is really the Messiah of the “New Testament.” The previous sentence will only be revealed to us if He opens the scriptures to us—if He shows us who He really is (https://immortalityroad.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/moses-wrote-about-christ-how-he-opened-to-us-the-scriptures-chapter-12-of-the-book-yah-is-savior/).

Reading through the “faith chapter” of Hebrews 11, we begin to appreciate “so great a cloud of witnesses.” And as we read their stories again in the Old Testament, let us be assured that they communed with Christ in His glorified spiritual body. He took on a flesh body for a few years of His Incarnation for a certain work to be done—our salvation. Let us now enjoy Him in the Old Testament as He interacts with our heroes of the faith. Let us read anew with enlightened eyes of Christ’s many visits to earth, communing with these patriarchs and prophets outlined in Hebrews 11.

We can “know Him from the beginning” just like the apostle John. In fact, we must if we are to grow to our ultimate potential in Christ. Let us look at Christ in action. When we do, we will see His love and compassion in hearing the cries of His people in Egypt in Moses’ day and also in Gideon’s day. We will see His big heart in His desire to deliver His people from the sorrow and despair of slavery. He heard their cries and was moved to come down and not just appear, but also to insert Himself into the everyday drama of their sufferings. He is the living God, the fountain of all compassion and love. We will see Him literally lead and guide His people out of hard times.

All these things were written for “our admonition upon whom the end of the world comes.” That’s us. We need to have the scriptures open to us. Earlier in this article we saw the way that it will happen. We need to see Christ as He really is. He loved us then; He loves us now. And He will love us forever.

One other thought. We will know Him that is from the beginning when we believe that we were with Him in the beginning (John 15: 27; I John 2: 24).   Kenneth Wayne Hancock

{For more examples of Christ’s visitations, consult The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets by Eleazar Lord, Scribner: New York, 1853, ch. 2, p. 20, seen online at Gutenberg press}

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To Know Him That Is from the Beginning

{Brothers and sisters, be sure to send for my new book that goes into much detail on all this. It was written for all who aspire to “go all the way to the throne with Christ.” If you always knew that there was much more to God’s plan than what organized Christianity was teaching, then this knowledge is for you. The book and the shipping is free in the U.S.A. It is my love gift to you to help you on the journey back to the beginning in the Father’s heart. This vision of kingship, sitting with Christ on His throne during the 1,000 year reign, is what you need to grow up into Christ, to be just like Paul, Peter, and John. Merely send your mailing address to my email: wayneman5@hotmail.com  Put “New Book” on the subject line. The title is The Royal Destiny of God’s Elect, and it comes out later this month.}

A relatively small number of human beings will in these last days overcome all things and will be invited by our Savior to sit with Him on His throne upon His return to this earth. Christ promised, “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” (Rev. 3: 21). The Spirit is talking to us, brothers and sisters. If we have ears to hear, then let us hear what the Spirit is saying to us (v. 22). And He is saying…

Those who are destined to walk with God, the way that the men and women of Biblical renown did, will know Him that is the beginning. The apostle John knew Him “which was from the beginning” (I John 1: 1). And John wrote to certain mature Christians who knew Him that way. John said, “I write unto you, fathers, because you have known Him that is from the beginning.”

Understanding the thirty, sixty, and one hundred fold fruit bearing principle detailed in the Parable of the Sower is the key to comprehending all of this. His spiritual law of harvest speaks of three general levels of spiritual growth in Christians (Matt. 13: 3-23). They first are babes in Christ or little children. Then they grow into young men and women, and then finally into fathers virtuous women. Children, young men, fathers (I John 2: 12-14).

The point is this: The over comers destined to sit with Christ on His throne will have grown into the 100 fold category and become “fathers” in the gospel much like Paul. He wrote the Corinthians, “In Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel” (I Cor. 4: 15 NIV).

We can grow into this 100 fold fruit bearing category as we begin to know Him that is from the beginning. And to do this, we must see Christ in action in the beginning of God’s dealings with man. This means seeing Christ’s deeds in the Old Testament.

How Do We Know Anyone?

We are to “know Him from the beginning.” And we know that the scriptures are referring to Christ because of John’s testimony in the gospel of John:1: 1, 14: “In the beginning was the Word…and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory…).”

How do we get to know of anyone? It is through knowledge of their deeds and actions. For example, You make a new friend, and you have heard that his dad is rather famous. You say to your friend, Tell me about your dad.

Your friend smiles and begins to tell you about the things that his dad has done. He played Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970’s. He played the outfield and wears a World Series ring, having won it all back then. Anyway, the point is this: Your friend helps you to know his dad better by telling you of his accomplishments, actions, and deeds back in the beginning of his life.

Likewise, to know Christ better, we must be acquainted with what He did back in the beginning. This is the way to “know Him that is from the beginning.” This is the way to “know Him and the power of His resurrection” (Phil. 3: 10).

Christ visited, counseled and communed many times with the patriarchs and prophets of old. His deeds and actions with them will help us “know Him that is from the beginning.” [To be continued…]  Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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