And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, Which shall stand for an ensign of the people: To it shall the Gentiles seek: And his rest shall be glorious.
Song of Solomon 6:9
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
RESURRECTIONóAll the dead, both Righteous and wicked, will be Resurrected.The Righteous dead will be raised in the First Resurrection which is at Christís appearing.The Resurrection of the Wicked dead will occur after the thousand years Reign of Christ on earth.ďAnd have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust,Ē ACTS 24:15.
Do you know what it would be if the Bible did not teach Resurrection?Where would your Hopes be if there were no Resurrection, if God had not given us the Teaching or the Understanding about Resurrection?Was it not the Master who first rose from the dead?Did He not come back from Hell with Death, Hell, and the Grave under His feet?Did He not take the Keys from death, hell and the grave?The grave cannot hold your body down.The Spirit of Truth can transform your sins into forgiveness and prepare you a Pure Heart, Mind, and Soul for the Salvation fit for Him.Not everybody is going to fit in Him!
They worry today about the Supper of the Great King.If Jesus had His Marriage Supper now there wonít be anything left by the time the rest of us get there.Nobody is going to eat the whole Table of the Lord till we all get there!His Supper will be until we all get there.We all will sit down at the same time with the Saviour who will feed us.We shall all eat and drink the Lordís Supper knowing this is the Masterís Marriage Supper!
The whole Bride has to be there for that Supper so itís strung out over many years.The whole Bride will get Home before thereís going to be the Marriage Supper of the Lamb!Then and only then will He wipe away all of your tears!You will have no more tears.We all will sit down and the King will feed the Marriage Supper to us all.Thatís a great and wonderful thought knowing the Savior will not sit down with His Wife until all is done!
I want to be part of the Marriage Supper; therefore, I want to be part of the Work that will bring me to the Marriage Supper!I want to walk Holy before God!For without Holiness, no man shall see the Lord!Nobody is going to see the Lord without Holiness first and foremost in their life!
ETERNAL LIFE FOR THE RIGHTEOUSóThose who die in the Lord and those who are serving Him when He returns will receive a reward of Eternal Life-Eternal Happiness in the presence of the Lord.ďAnd these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal,Ē MATTHEW 25:46.
ďCan I backslide when I get to Heaven?Can I sin up there?I may be cast out because I might make a mistake.Ē
There are no mistakes in Heaven!If you can get there you are forever there.There is no sin there and none will ever be!There will be no sin there!Those who die in the Lord and those who are serving Him when He returns: what will He find you doing?What will you be doing?
Iíve had Church members say those same words to me.ďWell at one time I was a good Christian but that ole Devil came in and made me do this and he made me do that and now I donít know if Iím a good Christian or not.Well Preacher, I donít know if Iím a good Christian or not.Ē
I wonder, if you donít know where you are then the Devil has softly led you astray.The Devil does not always come as a big black booger; he will come with great enticing words.He will come as an angel of light.Remember your words for one day you might be reminded of them.Change is not always going to be good or correct, something has to come for people to give up or quit.They quit with their own Soul in their hands.
Those who are serving God when He returns will receive a reward.The wicked will not receive this Reward; only the Righteous.They will have Happiness forever and these shall go away into the Masterís Barn.The Lord has come down and gathered His Heritage into His Barn, which means He will have a wall of protection forever.
Have you ever thought about how long Hell is?Do you realize when you close your eyes in death and wakeup in Hell there is no room for correction?You are in destruction wherever it is whether it is in the Flames, as the rich man that woke with his eyes in flames, his tongue on fire and he could see Lazarus.Or maybe you were like the man that did not have on the Wedding Garment.He hung around The Church of God all right but he did not have on the Wedding Garment.When the King came in to see the guest he didnít have on the Wedding Garment.His servants were commanded to take him and cast him into Outer Darkness.Maybe Outer Darkness will be your part of Hell.Maybe you would rather go down into the Lowest Hell as Moses wrote in Deuteronomy.There seems to be different stages of Hell.Whatever life you live is whatever part you go in.I donít want either part.When you win a Soul you are winning talent for the Lord.
Did you not notice when someone is born again and comes into the Church, all of a sudden they have a talent.Maybe it is singing or maybe it is going out and searching for Souls and bringing them to Church.Maybe it is another great gift.Maybe youíre called to preach and win more Souls.You will win people with talent and they will come into The Church of God of Prophecy singing and Shouting and Praising the Lord.
You donít have to be a great speaker.A little ole widow woman won her reward and all she had to do was touch the hem of His garment.Thatís all she had to do.She gave all her money to the doctors who were glad to take it but none of them gave her one-ounce of aid until she touched the Masterís garment.From that time on her problems were over.Your problems can be over by touching the Master thus changing you.You are now prepared to see the Lord and be rescued forever.He will prepare you no matter how blind or ignorant you may be or how little you might know or how little you can read or how much you can understand.The Holy Ghost has a way of Reaping all Souls willing to come to the Master.
ETERNAL PUNISHMENT FOR THE WICKEDóOur life in this present world determines our eternal reward.The unconverted and the wicked are doomed to eternal punishment, from which there is no escape, no liberation or annihilation.ďAnd these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into lift eternal,Ē MATTHEW 25:46.
REVELATION 20:10óAnd the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
There is day and night in Hell.Thatís where the Devil is going to stay, in Hell!Didnít say there was a Sun or a Moon there but said Day and Night!Our life in this present world determines where weíre going.It determines what you say you have and what you actually have.
If I say Iím Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire I want everybody to know Iím Baptized with the Holy Ghost and Fire!Iím not afraid of the Fire and Iím not afraid to let them know I have the Holy Ghost!You may not even see Hell until after the last breath and you wakeup there.How do you know youíre going to Heaven if youíre living like youíre going to Hell?If I canít Preach the Truth of this WordÖÖ..where do you think youíre going, man?
TOTAL ABSTINENCE FROM ALL LIQUOR OR STRONG DRINKSóThe Bible expressly forbids the use of intoxicating beverages.Even slight indulgence is sinful and not in keeping with Scriptural Standard of Holiness.ďWine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise,Ē PROVERBS 20:1.
So many people are laying dead in the graveyard for one little tottie because they had a wreck or some other disaster, which took their life away.ďJust a little tottie for the body is not going to hurt anybody.I think I can drink a little and God wonít mind.ĒI know of a man that said; itís not wrong to drink.Well now if itís not wrong to drink, how come the jailhouses are full of drunks?How come the graveyards are filled up with drunks?Why isnít it wrong?
Did you not know that Job had ten sons and daughters?They all loved to party until one day a big wind came and blew the house down on them.Job lost every one of his sons and daughters at one time.They all loved going to parties.The Wine Jesus made at the Marriage in Canaan was never fermented.This Wine came from the hand of the Master.All He had to do was to speak and turn all that water into Wine.He didnít have to wait on the grape to get ripe; it came right out of His mouth!He went there to work His first miracle to prove He was the Son of a Living God!
AGAINST USE OF TOBACCO IN ANY FORM, OPIUM, MORPHINE, ETCóThe use of tobacco in any form is Forbidden, as well as the habitual use of narcotics.These sinful practices defile the body, the Temple of the Holy Ghost, and are outward evidence of an impure heart.ďHaving therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the fleshand spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God,Ē 2 CORINTHIANS 7:1.
How many people have been trying to live right by chewing and spitting tobacco juice and blowing cigarettes in your face?How many people have gone to Hell believing they were all right carrying on the filthy habits of the flesh? How can you believe the Holy Ghost will live in a filthy Temple?It is impossible!So many excuses and reasons people use to carry the filthiness of the flesh to the grave never realizing the filthiness of the flesh will never help them get to Glory!You donít have excuses; God demands Positive and Instant corrections in order for the Spirit of God to live in your Soul, it has to be instant!
The use of tobacco is a work of the Devil!It is a habit the Devil wants you to keep because as long as you keep it he knows you are not going to get saved.Heís going to remind you, ďwell now you can get saved and dip this or you can get saved and smoke this.ĒThere are no ashtrays in Heaven and they have no place for you to drop your cigarettes or buy them!The streets of Gold are paved with Gold and with the Holy Power of God in them you will always be Holy!
Tobacco is forbidden as well as the habitual use of narcotics.ďHey, I have to have a little vice.ĒThatís what I heard a womanís son tell her when she told him he needed to cleanup his life.ďMama, everybodyís got to have a little bit of vice.I got to do a little wrong, donít preach to me, mama.I know one day Iím going to make it.ĒHis ashes are now in a military ammo can buried in a graveyard.He carried his vice to the grave.
These sinful practices Defile the body, the Temple of the Holy Ghost.They Defile the whole Spirit, the whole heart, the whole mind and the whole everything!They are the outward appearance of a very wicked and evil heart!Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves, not somebody else, he has to cleanse his own self.Cleanse our selves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God!
ON MEATS AND DRINKSóThe New Testament makes no rigid rule concerning what the Christian shall eat or drink (with the exception of strong drink).Thus, we have no right to judge what our brother eats or what he drinks.The legal restrictions of Jewish law concerning these were not extended into the Grace Dispensation.ďFor the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost,Ē ROMANS 14:17.
God said you have to eat!I donít want anybody telling me what I can or canít eat.Well, ole Peter was on top of the house and here came a sheep and the sheep went up and Peter didnít get to eat.Sheep came back down, Peter still stubborn, sheep went up and Peter didnít get to eat.Lord, Lord, look, Iím hungry.Sheep came down again.
Arise, Peter, I tell you the third time, kill, slay, and eat!Not me, Iíll never eat anything unclean and common.Do you know whom Peter went home with still hungry?Peter.Peter had to learn what God had cleansed, let no man put us under.Go and preach to all.Peter thought it was supper, breakfast, or dinner.The Lord was talking about Preaching.Everybody you come in contact with you are to preach to them.If the anointing comes to preach to them, preach to them!Youíll go home feeling youíve done the Will of God today!Spiritual Food has to be eaten as well as natural food.If you never eat Spiritual Food youíre not growing in the Grace of God and Peter had to learn that!
The Glory of God really came down for Peter that day but now the Gentiles are open up to the Light of God, thatís all it was.God wanted Peter to preach to the Gentiles.Iím not eating anything common and unclean, now.Iím not even supposed to be here.Thatís what Peter told Corneas.He was there because he had to go there.We have to preach to people whether they like it or not lest we have their blood on our hands and we stand in the Judgment Bar of God.
There is a Bar there.You stand before the Throne of God to be Judged.Youíre going to be Judged by the Father and the Son.They will tell you whether you failed or if you earned Eternal Life!Donít eat or drink damnation.Thatís what you need to think about!Donít eat or drink damnation, which will destroy the Spirit of Truth inside of you.Whatever you want to eat, if you want to eat it eat it.But you can eat or drink damnation and when you do you have the anger of God again.
ON THE SABBATHóThe observance of the Sabbath was a requirement of Jewish law and, as such, was not carried over into the Grace Dispensation.Sunday is not the Sabbath but is merely a day set aside to give special attention to the Worship of God.Instead of keeping only the Sabbath day Holy, we are required in this dispensation to keep every day Holy.The Jewish Sabbath is a type of Christ, who is our rest rather than the day.ďLet no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ,Ē COLOSSIANS2:16-17.
ďIím not going to Church every Sunday.Iíve been going fishing all of my life, and though I got Saved Iím not going every Sunday.Now that Preacher donít need to be looking for me every Sunday.Ē