The Revelation of Jesus Christ finishes telling us everything that God wants us to know concerning what He will do until His Son returns. He reveals to us in the Bible all things that He wants us to know and so that we can obey in all times of great trouble. His revelation prepares the true church for the future days of great tribulation and trials leading up to the THE END OF DAYS. And you must understand that the true church never has to worry about God’s wrath to come.
Christ the Lord taught in John 3:36 (NLT), “And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
The collection of people who experience eternal life and follow Jesus in obedience to Him are the church. These are spread all over the world. Christ demands that locally they unite together, make disciples and pass on His original teachings, not make up new stuff.
Generation after generation the first century GOOD NEWS and teaching are passed on through time and the church of Jesus prevails on until He returns in his second coming. They are the ones who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. These are the ones who will never receive God’s wrath. But all the world including hypocrites that gather with the church will suffer the eternal judgment of God.
The Holy Spirit will never contradict the Word of God. Revelation 22:18 (NLT) states, “And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the words of prophecy written in this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book.” This Holy Spirit will not contradict the written Word of God in any way. Instead He will reinforce the truth already spoken by Jesus.
We know this because Jesus himself reveals to us this truth. We find in John 14:24-26 (NLT) Jesus says, “Anyone who doesn’t love me will not obey me. And remember, my words are not my own. What I am telling you is from the Father who sent me. I am telling you these things now while I am still with you. But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”
You do not have permission to reveal new truth and claim it was revealed to you by the Holy Spirit. When you do you are directly disobeying the true and only Savior. The Holy Spirit does not add to or ignore the words of Jesus. Any person or group who dares to make claims of hearing the Holy Spirit tell them whole new teachings that condemn the original church of Jesus Christ are false prophets. Their teaching is not from heaven.
When Jesus gave instructions to the Twelve He further instructed in John 15:26-27 (NLT), “But I will send you the Advocate—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me. And you must also testify about me because you have been with me from the beginning of my ministry.”
He did not stop there but continued.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. 14 He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.’ John 16:13-15 (NLT)
“Two themes are balanced in these texts. The Spirit would lead the disciples into further truth after Jesus was gone, but it would be based on what they already knew about Him and had learned from Him. Denying that the Spirit can still give believers the gift of prophecy is unwarranted, but allegations of such prophecies must always be tested and can never contradict, or be elevated to the same level as Scripture (see 1 Co 14:29-33).” – The Apologetics Study Bible: Understanding Why You Believe.
Whenever some group comes along and condemns the whole church that should throw up red flags all over for you to see. Paul warns in 2 Corinthians 11:3-4 (NLT), “But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.”
Cult leaders often preach “another Jesus.” For instance, Reverend Sun Myung Moon teaches that Jesus was the second Adam who only partially succeeded at His mission; thus, Rev. Moon must complete it. Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist (aka Christian Science), wrote of Jesus as a divine being who only appeared to have a physical body. Victor Paul Wierwille, founder of The Way International, rejected the preexistence of Jesus and taught that Jesus was a man with a fallen nature, yet without sin. Charles Taze Russell, the architect of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (aka Jehovah’s Witnesses), taught that the preincarnate Jesus was the archangel Michael, the first of God’s creation. Mormonism teaches that Jesus was the first and mightiest spirit son of God and the brother of all the other spirits who would eventually become humans on earth. Followers of the Word-Faith embrace a belief that Jesus was born again after His death and descent into hell. New Age gurus espouse a Jesus who was a great world teacher for His age, but they believe that a new world teacher is about to appear. To accept another Jesus is tantamount to receiving “another spirit” and “another gospel.” The authentic gospel is the free offer of salvation to all who believe. – The Apologetics Study Bible: Understanding Why You Believe.
Only a different spirit would masquerade as the Holy Spirit and contradict the revelation of scripture. Only another spirit would dishonor the words of Jesus and totally condemn His church. Only a false spirit would try to replace the church Jesus established 2000 years ago with a different good news and reject all the followers of the original Jesus. Only the deceived would believe that God was unable to preserve His people, the church for the last 2000 years!
Heed His words.
Two thousand years ago Paul explained in Ephesians 3:3-6 (NLT) “As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me. 4 As you read what I have written, you will understand my insight into this plan regarding Christ. 5 God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his Spirit he has revealed it to his holy apostles and prophets. 6 And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News share equally in the riches inherited by God’s children. Both are part of the same body, and both enjoy the promise of blessings because they belong to Christ Jesus.”
Two thousand years ago the Holy Spirit revealed the plans of God. A different spirit today cannot erase, override, or twist the revelation of the church established by the one and only true Jesus Christ. When a false prophet stereotypes the whole church as wrong and condemns it to hell they are liars.
The true church did not die, and does not need replacing. In spite of traitors like Judas Iscariot and all the assaults of the devil through his false prophets and teachers, and all the persecution that the world pours on the church it will not separate the saints from their God. Jesus promised they will prevail and He will come back victorious!
Christ Jesus made it clear to His church 2000 years ago.
First He promised nothing would stop the church from accomplishing God’s will.
Matthew 16:16-19 (MSG)
16 Simon Peter said, “You’re the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am.
18 And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.
19 “And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven.”
Next He promised He would never forsake His church.
Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
The church will never be bypassed by God and does not need replacing because God is all powerful and “…is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.” Jude 1:24-25 (NLT)
So again I say…
WARNING: Do not put words in God’s mouth.