Light and darkness

The light shines in the darkness,    and the darkness can never extinguish it.

The people who walk in darkness    will see a great light.For those who live in a land of deep darkness,    a light will shine.

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light

You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.

to open eyes that are blind,    to free captives from prison    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

the people living in darkness    have seen a great light;on those living in the land of the shadow of death    a light has dawned.”

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves,

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,    because the Lord has anointed me    to proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,    to proclaim freedom for the captives    and release from darkness for the prisoners.

Darkness is the spiritual fruit of death, Just as light is the spiritual fruit of life.

The kingdom of darkness is ruled by the power of death.

The kingdom of light is ruled by the power of life.

Jesus said that light came into this world but men preferred to live in darkness.

Jesus said that in him was life and this life was the light of men.

The true condition of all things that makes up this world is darkness, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you know, darkness is the condition of it.

No matter how educated or intelligent humanity thinks its self to be, his master is death, and the outcome of death is deep darkness.

Darkness is a spiritual power as light is a spiritual power.

Darkness is a condition of being.

Light is a condition of being.

To live in real darkness is to live outside of God.

To live in light is to live inside of God.

There is no other place of being, either you live in light or you live in darkness, the two are incompatible.

Light is alien to this world, before Jesus came into this world, all men lived and walked in darkness.

Darkness was the common condition of all things of this world.

Humanity thinks itself to be very enlightened with all the great knowledge.

But in Gods eyes, all this great knowledge and wisdom that humanity thinks it has, all it is doing is furthering the depth of his darkness.

Outside of the life of God, all knowledge that humanity acquires just leads him into further and further darkness.

This present world today is a self revelation of the enlightened man.

Man in his great knowledge is only getting further and further away from the light.

Without the true light of God, mans only outcome is deeper and deeper darkness.

what will this final expression of present day humanity look like at the end of all its ways?

Mans great bid in the garden to be as God, without God? Today humanity is reaping the benefits of this great calamity.

Humanity today is getting further and further away from the true image of his creator.

Man is now becoming an altogether different kind of a creature.

What will this kind of a humanity really look like in the end. God only knows?

The universal power of death

O death, where is your victory?    O death, where is your sting?

And the last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.

When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.

But God released him from the horrors of death and raised him back to life, for death could not keep him in its grip.

and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—

For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.

but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

The bible says that the last enemy that will be destroyed is death.

Death is the state of all things that exists outside of the life of God.

Through the fall of Adam, death has invaded all things, which make up this creation.

Everything that now exists has death as its master, all roads lead to death in this world.

The things which are invisible, the things which are visible, all answer to their master who is death.

The whole cosmos, which makes up creation, also participate and are under the dominion of this power called death.

When God looks at this creation outside of himself, all he sees is separation and death.

The all things that make up this life are now servants to this power called death, in the end death is the dominion and the domain of all things.

When one truly comes into Christ, who is the life of God, then one truly sees how real this reality and truth is.

Its not until one comes into the true life of God, do we really see how dark and hostile this place we live in is.

Death is a spiritual state and condition of all things.

When one truly comes through the cross of Christ, into the life of the true God, then one really sees and experiences, how powerful of an enemy this thing called death is.

One sees the depth of the hostility of the power of death.

Death is very hostile to life.

Outside of the life of God, death is the environment that is for all who are born into this world.

When God looks at humanity all he sees is separation and death.

Death is an universal force that is relentless, is has no equals outside of God, the only thing that death answers to is the life of God, which is only found in Christ.

We all by nature, live in this existence that we think is life, but really is death.

With the power of death also comes spiritual blindness, which we all have also inherited.

The cross of the universal Christ was the only weapon in this universe that could break this hard task master, which separated humanity from the love of God.

Christ descended to the very depths of death, to redeem not only mankind but also the whole creation.

I don’t think we are able to really grasp the depth of the universal crisis of the cross, in which Christ who is the life of the eternal God, had to suffer..

The magnitude of this devastation and calamity, which had to be endured by the eternal God of creation, to defeat this universal hostile force called death, was such an cosmic event, that it will take the rest of eternity to fully understand and grasp the magnitude of the sacrifice, which was given for the redemption of creation.

The day of the lord

For the terrible day is almost here the day of the Lord! It is a day of clouds and gloom, a day of despair for the nations.

The day of the Lord is near, the day when destruction comes from the Almighty.  How terrible that day will be!

It will be a day when the Lord’s anger is poured out  a day of terrible distress and anguish, a day of ruin and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom,a day of clouds and blackness,

“That terrible day of the Lord is near. Swiftly it comes a day of bitter tears, a day when even strong men will cry out.

But the Lord just laughs, for he sees their day of judgment coming.

Thousands upon thousands are waiting in the valley of decision. There the day of the Lord will soon arrive.

“I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth,”declares the Lord.

See, the day of the Lord is coming  a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it.

Will not the day of the Lord be darkness, not light pitch-dark, without a ray of brightness?

The great day of the Lord is near  near and coming quickly. The cry on the day of the Lord is bitter;  the Mighty Warrior shouts his battle cry.

Wail, for the day of the Lord is near;  it will come like destruction from the Almighty.

for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.

The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath.

The sun will be turned to darkness  and the moon to blood  before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.

before the decree takes effect  and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon you,before the day of the Lord’s wrath  comes upon you.

Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.

The Lord thunders  at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number,  and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the Lord is great;  it is dreadful. Who can endure it?

The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled  and human pride brought low ;the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,  you who do what he commands.Seek righteousness, seek humility;  perhaps you will be sheltered  on the day of the Lord’s anger.

“The day of the Lord is near  for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you;  your deeds will return upon your own head.

The arrogance of man will be brought low  and human pride humbled, the Lord alone will be exalted in that day,

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble;  and the earth will shake from its place at the wrath of the Lord Almighty,  in the day of his burning anger.

In that day,the Lord will punish with his sword  his fierce, great and powerful sword Leviathan the gliding serpent,  Leviathan the coiling serpent;he will slay the monster of the sea.

Blow the trumpet in Zion;  sound the alarm on my holy hill.Let all who live in the land tremble,  for the day of the Lord is coming.It is close at hand.

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.

On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness,” declares the Lord. “I will keep a watchful eye over Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations.

Neither their silver nor their gold   will be able to save them    on the day of the Lord’s wrath.”In the fire of his jealousy  the whole earth will be consumed,for he will make a sudden end  of all who live on the earth.

Therefore wait for me,” declares the Lord, “for the day I will stand up to testify.I have decided to assemble the nations,  to gather the kingdoms and to pour out my wrath on them  all my fierce anger.The whole world will be consumed  by the fire of my jealous anger.

These are some verses that speak on the day of the Lord.

I heard it said that two thirds of the prophetic scriptures are yet to be fulfilled.

How little does one hear these days, on this great day, which is called the Day of the Lord.

There is this cinematic theme to these apostolic proclamations by the ancient prophets.

These ancient Prophets were prophetic witlessness to this day.

These men were given special revelation to witness this once and for all time event, which closes one age and opens another.

These witnesses were not just speaking things that they heard, they were given prophetic access into these apostolic times, which closes this present age and opens the other.

When the Lord came to this earth the first time, every prophetic statement, which was written about him was fully without question fulfilled.

As his first coming, then also as his second coming, everything that has been written regarding this great event, will be fulfilled.

The Lord never allows one stone to be unturned regarding his prophetic proclamations, which he through the prophets has written in the scriptures.

This final once for all time act of redemption, is the blessed hope of his people.

This is the day that all the chaos that makes up this world, is finally shorted out.

It will be a dark day for those who live outside of the the life of the Lord.

But it will be a glorious day for those who call him Lord.

This is the day that the warriors cry out bitterly, spare thy people oh Lord!

This is the hope of all creation, this is what all those who have gone before us are waiting for.

This is the day of the honor majesty of the Lord.

This is the climatic end-time display of his great sacrifice, which he bore for humanity on the cross.

Even so come soon dear Lord Jesus, be magnified, for you are worthy, worthy is the Lamb!

What is the hour

14 Then I saw a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was someone like the Son of Man.[c] He had a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.

15 Then another angel came from the Temple and shouted to the one sitting on the cloud, “Swing the sickle, for the time of harvest has come; the crop on earth is ripe.” 16 So the one sitting on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the whole earth was harvested.

17 After that, another angel came from the Temple in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. 18 Then another angel, who had power to destroy with fire, came from the altar. He shouted to the angel with the sharp sickle, “Swing your sickle now to gather the clusters of grapes from the vines of the earth, for they are ripe for judgment.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle over the earth and loaded the grapes into the great winepress of God’s wrath

I believe we are fast approaching a new season in the history of this world.

“Watch out! Don’t let your hearts be dulled by carousing and drunkenness, and by the worries of this life. Don’t let that day catch you unaware, 35 like a trap. For that day will come upon everyone living on the earth. 36 Keep alert at all times. And pray that you might be strong enough to escape these coming horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”

People will be terrified at what they see coming upon the earth, for the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then everyone will see the Son of Man[e] coming on a cloud with power and great glory.[f] 28 So when all these things begin to happen, stand and look up, for your salvation is near!”

This is the day to be sober, things in the spirit realm are beginning to change, the trumpet for war is starting to sound.

We have not been this way before; new things are about to take place.

Rev 19:11,,14,15 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat upon it is called faithful and true, and in righteousness he judges and wages war, and the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen white and clean, were following him with white horses, and from his mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it he may smite the nations, and he will rule with a rod of iron and he treads the wine press of the wrath of God, the almighty.

This is a unique day in which we are approaching, its different than any other day that history has revealed.

Then Joshua said to the people consecrate yourself, for the lord will do wonders among you. Joshua 3-5

Are you seeking the Lord with all your heart, or are you enjoying this present world hoping that these things are really not true?

Or maybe hoping this will not happen in our lifetime?

All I know is the urgency of the coming wrath of the Lord is not leaving my inner man.

I have never personally considered these things that much, and when I heard others speak them, I some how felt that it was not the time yet, but I can’t say this any more.

What I’m noticing is that I’m beginning to see this prophetic reality more and more.

Really if we stand back and look at what is going on in this world, one has to believe that something has to give, these things can’t continue to go on very much longer.

These are very sobering days, I believe the Lord is warning the church to get prepared for the things that are not coming, but are at the door.22

He replied, 24 “Work hard to enter the narrow door to God’s Kingdom, for many will try to enter but will fail. 25 When the master of the house has locked the door, it will be too late. You will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Lord, open the door for us!’ But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ 26 Then you will say, ‘But we ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 And he will reply, ‘I tell you, I don’t know you or where you come from. Get away from me, all you who do evil..

The reality of Hell?

Through talking with a brother today this word was quickened to me.

Its a message that has basically gone extinct In recent times..

So little is said these days on this uncomfortable truth.

The church and the world today, do not have a stomach for any who would dare speak on such things as these.

I wonder how many Christians know that Jesus spoke on hell twice as much as he spoke on heaven.

This might be a shock to many, it was for me when I heard this.

We are almost embarrassed that so much is said about it in the gospels.

People today just will not accept that the wages of sin is death.

If one truly reads the teachings of Jesus, then one is shocked at the things that the Lord spoke on hell.

According to Jesus hell is very real, its a place that one will not want to be.

But I’ll tell you whom to fear. Fear God, who has the power to kill you and then throw you into hell. Yes, he’s the one to fear.

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment.

And if your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.

“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.

If your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It’s better to enter eternal life with only one foot than to be thrown into hell with two feet.

“What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you cross land and sea to make one convert, and then you turn that person into twice the child of hell you yourselves are!

But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.

These are just a few statements made by Jesus regarding the reality of hell.

How much soberness would come back to the house of God, if we truly once again were given a new unveiling of the reality of such a place as this.

I believe the world is starving for this word to once again be spoken.

This world is hell bound, its so obvious to any who have any spiritual insight into the reality of a holy God.

The bible say that God is angry with the wicked every day.

We as the church have cowered away from speaking this word, to a world that will some day, according to the bible awake in hell.

God does not say anything that he does not mean.

The bible says that it is impossible for him to lie.

What Jesus spoke will come to pass.

If it doesn’t then God is a lair, which is unthinkable.

This world is heading into damnation, and the church cant or will not warn them.

I know its a tricky subject for one to speak, but I believe the times they are a changing.

I believe this word will once again be spoken throughout the land, through a church that once again knows, and understands the reality of such a place as this.

Living by truth

Living by the truth, does not mean that you mentally believe something that is written down and observed?

To live by the truth, is to live by a life, which is altogether different and other than what we know by nature.

Jesus said you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.

Truth is not a system of belief, like following a bunch of rules.

This world is built on a foundation of deception and lies.

Everything about this world is hostile in nature, in regards to the truth as God sees it.

The truth as the world lives in, and the truth as God lives in, are like two altogether different kinds of species of creatures.

Outside of who and what God is, there is nothing that is true.

This world, which we live in, might look to our natural condition, to be a very enriching and wonderful place.

Humanity thinks itself to be such a clever and enlightened species.

By the coming of Jesus into this world, this world was split in two.

Jesus never came into this world to start a new religion, which is called Christianity?

What Jesus brought into this world was a different kind of life, which is called the truth.

This life that Jesus lived out in this world, was another species altogether different and other, than what was in the world.

Jesus never ever came into this world to make man a better creature.

Jesus came into this world, to put this creature that lives in this world, on a cross.

This is what Gods answer was regarding the creature man, who lives in this world.

The coming of the Lord

We are bombarded by eschatological timetables of the return of the Lord.

Every one seems to have a formula of this historic event.

The Christian book stores are full of these books; the TV preachers have every detail figured out.

I’m beginning to come to this realization that the return of the Lord is first a spiritual event before it is a literal manifestation.

I believe the physical manifestation of his return is at the end of this day.

The physical revealing is the expression of the spiritual reality.

The visible is the culmination of the spiritual.

I believe the day of the Lord does not mean that he leaves heaven then comes to earth.

Remember that his appearing is sudden; people are shocked when he arrives.

So what I believe I am seeing is that the day of the Lord could start well before his physical revealing.

We could be at this moment in history be witnessing this day.

If we are looking for outward signs we will miss it.

This event is first spiritual in nature before a visible manifestation.

I believe all the signs of the end point to spiritual realities; if we can’t first see the spiritual reality we will miss the visible event.

The Mark of the beast the man of sin the great falling away, all these signs are first a spiritual phenomenon before a literal event.

If I’m reading the scriptures right, most people will be fooled by the day of the Lord.

The book of revelation is a heavenly book; John was in the spirit when he wrote it. It was a spiritual unveiling. All the mystical figures were spiritual events.

If we try to make it literal, we are already fooled.

This book is an unveiling of spiritual events; we can’t formulate a system out of it.

Living in the prophetic is living before the event; we already understand the thing once it arrives, we have already seen the spiritual reality of it.

This doesn’t mean that you have to have a prophetic gift to understand this, it means that if you live in the reality of in Christ Jesus, you should be witness to the hidden signs.

Remember the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy, this is one of the attributes that is reality through union with him.

This is why the Lord is always warning us of his coming, be wise, don’t be foolish, be alert, keep your lamp of spiritual fervor burning, don’t allow your oil to run dry.

The end of this age is a time of the greatest deception that mankind has known.

If we miss the spiritual reality of it, we will be as the German nation, which were completely fooled by the powers of the air, they thought that they were true, but little did they know they were pawns in the hands of the evil one.

Who else but the powers of the air would want to destroy the Jewish nation?

This act of barbarianism is not human in nature; it is evil, which is energized from the power of the air, they high jacked the German nation into doing their evil will.

This was not about Hitler, it was about the God of this age, Hitler was only just a pawn in his hand, but I will say a willing pawn.

This is what is ahead for the end of this age; these powers are not giving up in their thirst of destroying this people.

The powers full well know what they represent.

The isolation of this nation is already being witnessed. Anti-Semitism is escalating rapidly.

Remember what the Lord said, they will put them to death thinking that they are doing God a service.

The coming cosmic collision

The powers this present age, which are the foundations of this creation, are not only in rebellion against God, they are hostile toward anything that represents him.

They have no desire to let man escape their evil tyranny.

They do everything they possibly can do, to keep humanity subject under their authority.

These fallen rulers and authorities of this present darkness, have framed this world after their image and likeness.

All we have to do is look at this world in which we live, to know how they operate and rule.

This world is fashioned and celebrated according to their kind.

The lust of the flesh, the love of money, seeking after pleasure.

All these things are not of the true God, they are hostile to his nature.

This evil age does everything it can to blind and deceive humanity from seeing the truth of a holy God, who will require every human to answer for their life lived.

Mankind is trapped in this cycle of death, he can’t escape the tyranny they hold over him.

The knowledge of this is not something that is come into lightheartedly.

It is very sobering once our inner eyes begin to witness these truths.

These fallen gods of this present time and age,are a very real phenomenon.

They regulate the hidden systems of this world, and they are a necessary evil in this present age.

Some believe that God will redeem these powers, using the argument that they are necessary to sustain this creation.

I can’t follow this line of reason.

I can’t see how they can be redeemed.

I don’t believe this argument has any scriptural support.

These authorities are very intelligent entities, who well understand the purposes of God much better than any of us.

They know what the real end game is.

They have understanding of their season and destiny.

This is the reason they do, and will do, anything to hang onto power in this world.

They are fully aware what the return of the Lord represents to their eternal destiny and fate.

As we begin to witness the prophetic fulfillment of the return of the Lord, we will begin to witness an ever growing desperation against Israel and the church.

This hostility will elevate dramatically as the end of the age approaches.

I am feeling prophetically a real sense of desperation coming from this realm of evil.

They know that their time as the usurpers of this age, is quickly coming to a climatic ending.

This is what is ahead for the church and Israel.

Don’t think that this age ends with a whimper.

The bible is very clear regarding the end of this dispensation.

This age ends with the cosmic collision between two systems and two kingdoms.

The kingdom of the rulers of this present darkness, and the kingdom of the ruler of Light.

The bible teaches that when these events do come, they will come suddenly.

Adam or Christ

What did John really mean when he made the statement in 1 John; the whole world lies in the power of the evil one?

This statement is one of the most confounding statements in scripture.

Does this really mean what is says, does this world really lie in the wicked one.

To me this statement draws great attention due to the fact that it was written after the book of revelation.

John made this statement well after the book of revelation was written.

Scholars believe the revelation was written in the year of 96, the date of 1 John is around 100 to 105.

The scriptures only give us glimpses of these hidden realities, which are hidden to our natural faculties.

The problem is that we are a deceived race of people; we live in a world of deception, which is governed by the rulers of this age.

In Adam we all by nature are blinded by the god of this age, he is the hidden energizing reality behind the natural man.

Paul says that we by nature unknowingly do his will.

We are all representatives of the race of Adam; no matter who you are, you are under the racial head who is Adam.

This inheritance that Adam represents we inherit through natural birth.

Everything that is true of Adam is now true of us.

Adam is the source of all our life springs.

But Adam lives on the ground of deception.

He does not know this, but he is a servant to another, he is bound to do some one others will.

This is a very weird reality that we by nature stand on this ground, which is Adam,

The life of Adam energizes all of our movements in this life.

The problem is that Adam lives by a fallen deceived life.

This is all that we know, this is what we are born into, there is nothing else; we are stuck on this ground of such misery turmoil and confusion.

We have a hard time admitting to ourselves that we are really not free agents.

We are bound to a life of sin and death, which we freely inherited through the fall of Adam.

This is the main source of all religion, trying to make Adam a good moral person.

Adam cannot be good, Adam is a servant to sin and death.

This life of Adam is united with the reality of the evil one, this we don’t like to hear.

Yes we all by birth into this world do inherit this union, which is our inheritance through Adam.

This is our natural inheritance when we are born into this life, there is nothing else.

But the good news of the gospel is, now there is another place for us besides what we have come into through natural birth.

This other ground, who is Christ, is the place were we truly find what we long for, peace, truth, freedom, the great yoke that Adam carries is now lifted off.

This is the mystery of the faith that now we can live in a totally different kind of reality, which is completely other than the world knows.

It’s like living on a different planet than what we presently see and know.

This is the mystery of the gospel, that the world of Adam and the world of Christ do live side by side in this place called earth.

But we do know that the Adam race and his God were judged at the cross.

We do know that in the end there will only be one kind of a kingdom left.

These two kingdoms are growing together into maturity.

One is maturing into the full expression Adam, which is death.

The other is maturing into the full expression of Christ, which is life.

Thy mystery of iniquity

What is this mystery, if Paul calls it a mystery, then we should not believe the simple interpretations that we have been taught.

When Paul speaks the word mystery it’s not a statement he uses lightly.

There are two main interpretations of this in the church. The reformers believed that this was the Roman Catholic Church; and the man of sin was the pope.

This has shifted more recently with the establishment of the state of Israel.

Large parts of the church now believe that these events will take place once the temple is rebuilt, in which triggers the revealing of the man of sin.

Paul calls him the man of sin.

This word man that he uses, is the same word in the Greek as he used when he says.

The first man, Adam, became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 1 Corinthians 15-45

The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.

As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly.

And just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Corinthians 15-47,48,49

Adam the man is a racial representation of a type of humanity.

Christ the man is also a representation of a kind of humanity.

When Paul is speaking of the man of sin, he is using the same kind of language as he uses in 1 Corinthians.

I believe Paul was not alluding to an individual character called the man of sin.

What I believe Paul was speaking of was a type of humanity.

The seeds of this humanity were already planted in the days of the Apostles.

John called it the Antichrist.

The leaven of this type of humanity was already in the early church well before the Roman Church came into being.

When the Lord was asked about the tares in with the wheat, Jesus didn’t say pull the tares out, he said let them grow together until the harvest, harvest time is when the difference will be known.

The Lord was asked were did these tares come from; the Lord said that the evil one planted them among the wheat.

So this leaven has been apart of the church since the time of the apostles.

What the end of the age does is, it matures the two kinds of humanities that are in the Christian church.

These two types of humanity are not localized in one expression, they are scattered throughout the whole body of Christendom.

They grow together as one family until harvest time.

Then comes the end when the Lord sends his angels to separate the two, notice its not until the end of the age until we truly know what is what.

So in the main stream of the true church family is this kind of humanity, it looks like the real thing, acts like the real thing, even has spiritual power to show great signs and wonders, but inwardly they are false.

The problem is they don’t know this, they think they are the true, they think that what is being manifested through them is truly the power of God.

The sad thing also is, the true sheep usually get fooled by them.

Not knowing that Satan can, and does transform himself into an angel of light.

John said believe not every spirit, you have an anointing from holy one that should alert you to the thing if it truly is of God, or the evil one.

The really sad part is that there are so few who really question these things.

We are in a state today that if we feel some kind of spiritual power in it then it must be of God.

This is the same condition that the Jews were in when Jesus was among then, always looking for signs and wonders, remember what the Lord said, a evil and adulterous generation seeks these things.

The word that the Lord gave them then, is the same word he is giving now, the only sign that will be given is the sign of Jonah, the word of the cross, this is the place that we truly find the power of God, this is the place of true reality.