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Scripture reading: Revelation 17:3-5

The beast in Revelation 17 was “full of names of blasphemy.” How could a church be full of blasphemy? A church is a place where people go to worship, not to blaspheme. However, let us look into some of the names of blasphemy, some of the names that the churches of today carry. I will show you why you should not point any fingers at any specific church, because whatever one church is, all the other churches are the same thing, to a lesser or a greater degree.

“Blasphemy” is described by Webster’s Dictionary as “to speak impiously, or irreverently of God or sacred things in general, to speak evil of, to utter impious words, to talk profanely, also to utter abusive words.” The Oxford Dictionary comes even closer to home when it tells us that the meaning is “to make use of religious names.” For instance, if I should say that I am God, or that I am Christ, I am sure you would agree that that is blasphemous. Yet, if I use other words to say that I am God, or I am Christ, then you probably would not recognize it as blasphemous. If I should take the position of God in the church or in the things of God, and usurp God, then that would be blasphemous and antichrist-like.

My position in the body of Christ is not to decry or to debase the people of God or the ministry, but it is to correct, and this I am doing even as God corrects me. So I am bringing to you what the Lord has shown me. There was a time when I put the word “Reverend” before my name. I rightly did so, according to the church. Then I discovered through the revelation of God that it was an affront to God. I am hoping that many will read and understand and change.

Psalm 111:9, “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is HIS name.” To put “REVEREND” before our name is blasphemous to God, because we are using the name of God. We are giving ourselves a title as the name of God. The reverence that is due to God is belittled by our using this as a title before our names. This is one of the titles that has come out of the Roman church and has been adopted by the other churches, which I call the daughters of Rome.

Let us go into this, for someone might think that using the title of Reverend was done through an error or through ignorance. What I am trying to say is that this was done by people who knew the Hebrew and the Greek. The Hebrew word that is translated in Psalm 111:9 as “reverend” is the word Yare. Yare is a part of the noun Yahweh and Yahweh (YHWH) is the name of God. To put this before the name duCille would be to call me Yahweh duCille, God duCille, a name reserved for God. Yahweh means awesome, fearful. I would be Awesome duCille, Fearful duCille. If I use this title and I do not know better, then God would probably forgive me. When I know better, I am going to stop using it. If I know Hebrew and Greek and understand what this really means and take it upon myself to call myself Jehovah God, then it is a very peculiar state of mind to consider that a son of God, a minister, a servant of the Lord, would want to put himself or herself in.

The next name of blasphemy to deal with is the title His Holiness, or Holy Father. Leviticus 19:2, “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.” 1 Samuel 2:2, “There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.” It is God’s will that His people should be holy. Calling yourself holy has a different connotation. We cannot call a man holy as a name or a title, because “there is none holy as the Lord.”

Ephesians 1:4, “According as HE HATH CHOSEN US IN HIM before the foundation of the world, THAT WE SHOULD BE HOLY and without blame before him IN LOVE.” Ephesians 5:27, “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” The description of what holy means is to be without spot, without blemish, without wrinkle, as God wants the church to be perfected. Therefore, if we call a man holy, it means that this man has attained full sonship and is like Jesus Christ.

This blasphemy of calling a man Holy Father originated in Rome. Vicarius filei dei means vicar of the son of God, or vice-Christ. The Son of God is Christ. Vicar of means vice-Christ. This vice-Christ then would be very appropriate if you are Christ and if Christ Jesus is not here physically. This is what the name is saying. Holy Father, being applied to the pope of Rome, is specifically given because the Catholics feel that he is in the place of Christ, and he is Christ on earth when Jesus Christ is absent physically.

I am sure no Christian wants to be identified with this type of blasphemy. Therefore, we must stop using this name. People blame those who bring certain knowledge to them as being the perpetrators of the knowledge. I am not a perpetrator. The Latin name is given to all the popes. When the Latin numerals in Vicarius Filei Dei are added together they equal 666. I did not make it, I did not discover it, I am only passing on to you a piece of knowledge.

In Matthew 23:5-8, the Lord speaks of the spirit of the Pharisees. Here is the context. “But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.” These scriptures talk about calling someone “Master.” There are those who believe in discipling and discipleship. If one is a disciple, then the other is the Master. Jesus Christ is speaking against calling men “Rabbi” or “Master.”

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 122-124)

Thought for today: If I should take the position of God in the church or in the things of God, and usurp God, then that would be blasphemous and antichrist-like.  

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Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:11

The word “shepherd,” translated “pastor,” does not give any minister absolute charge over any congregation. It gives him the responsible position of being answerable to the “Chief Shepherd” for the ministry to care for the sheep given to him. Therefore, while he is caring for sheep in the congregation, there are others who would be caring for lambs, and others neither sheep nor lambs, but sons – little sons and big sons. Therefore, in God’s Order, we FIND A PLURAL MINISTRY OF ELDERS WORKING TOGETHER.

It is very easy to discern the true God-appointed shepherds, as different from the man-appointed ones or the self-appointed ones. In Ephesians 4:11, we notice that the Word says that “He gave some, Apostles, etc.”

A man-made apostle is an alien creature in God’s business, yet all the churches appoint their own trainees to positions. Divine Order is totally rejected in the modern church as recorded in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: For that day shall not come, except there come a falling away (rebellion) first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

History is repeating itself. Just as Israel turned away from God to the dumb idols of the nations, even so, 90% of the church has turned from God to worship buildings, and pews, money and status – rebelling against God. Jesus Christ, our Lord, said that this would happen before His return. He gave a parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13:24-30. Then from 37-43, He gave the meaning of this parable of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 13:37-43, “He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather OUT OF HIS KINGDOM all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear let him hear.”

The above passage outlines the condition of the church before Christ comes. It clearly shows that there is at this time a rebellion in the church, against the Master of the Vineyard, and that He is waiting for the time of His judgment to separate the wheat from the tares. From what I can observe, the tares have taken up the chief corners of the streets of our cities with magnificent edifices. They occupy the major positions of authority in the vast majority of the congregations of the world. They are the richest institutions on earth, but we understand that the time of harvest is very near, even at the door.

The true shepherd seeks the glory of the Lord. The false shepherd seeks the glory of his denomination, or group, or nondenominational denomination, or something else beside Jesus. The question here arises, what is meant by seeking the glory? The question brings us back to the teaching of the “firstfruits.” Whatever is the focal point of our operation and programs is the thing that is first in order of priority. Are we more interested in holding our members than in their spiritual growth? If we are more interested in their spiritual growth, even if we lose them, then Christ is first. Are the shepherds God-trained, God-appointed men, or man-appointed pastors, herdsmen, cowboys, man-appointed, Seminary-trained after the order of man, Romish? As God-appointed shepherds, they would be laying down their lives and not looking after their own enrichment or status. Then that is putting Christ first. Is the shepherd striving to do the will of the Father, rather than to please his congregation and the other church leaders around? Then he is Christ centered. Is the shepherd making plans for bringing in money in the church? Then he is NOT Christ centered but otherwise centered. Is Christ the whole motivation of the church? If so, then they are putting Christ in His rightful place – first. A shepherd, therefore, is not a hireling. He cannot be bought or fired, because he is working with God Himself who trained and sent him, and he will teach every sheep to follow Jesus Christ. Every God-appointed shepherd knows that the word shepherd is not a title like the “Names of Blasphemy” – Reverend, Pastor, Father, Holy Father, Pope etc. (Revelation 17:5) – but that it is a spiritual endowment, a deep compassion in the heart for God’s children everywhere. It is a gift of the Spirit, and we should only be under-shepherds with Jesus Christ.

(Excerpt from The Pattern, pg. 77-79)

Thought for today: Remember: A shepherd, therefore, is not a hireling. He cannot be bought or fired, because he is working with God Himself who trained and sent him, and he will teach every sheep to follow Jesus Christ.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Revelation 17:3-5

The beast in Revelation 17 was “full of names of blasphemy.” How could a church be full of blasphemy? A church is a place where people go to worship, not to blaspheme. However, let us look into some of the names of blasphemy, some of the names that the churches of today carry. I will show you why you should not point any fingers at any specific church, because whatever one church is, all the other churches are the same thing, to a lesser or a greater degree.

“Blasphemy” is described by Webster’s Dictionary as “to speak impiously, or irreverently of God or sacred things in general, to speak evil of, to utter impious words, to talk profanely, also to utter abusive words.” The Oxford Dictionary comes even closer to home when it tells us that the meaning is “to make use of religious names.” For instance, if I should say that I am God, or that I am Christ, I am sure you would agree that that is blasphemous. Yet, if I use other words to say that I am God, or I am Christ, then you probably would not recognize it as blasphemous. If I should take the position of God in the church or in the things of God, and usurp God, then that would be blasphemous and antichrist-like.

My position in the body of Christ is not to decry or to debase the people of God or the ministry, but it is to correct, and this I am doing even as God corrects me. So I am bringing to you what the Lord has shown me. There was a time when I put the word “Reverend” before my name. I rightly did so, according to the church. Then I discovered through the revelation of God that it was an affront to God. I am hoping that many will read and understand and change.

Psalm 111:9, “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is HIS name.” To put “REVEREND” before our name is blasphemous to God, because we are using the name of God. We are giving ourselves a title as the name of God. The reverence that is due to God is belittled by our using this as a title before our names. This is one of the titles that has come out of the Roman church and has been adopted by the other churches, which I call the daughters of Rome.

Let us go into this, for someone might think that using the title of Reverend was done through an error or through ignorance. What I am trying to say is that this was done by people who knew the Hebrew and the Greek. The Hebrew word that is translated in Psalm 111:9 as “reverend” is the word Yare. Yare is a part of the noun Yahweh and Yahweh (YHWH) is the name of God. To put this before the name duCille would be to call me Yahweh duCille, God duCille, a name reserved for God. Yahweh means awesome, fearful. I would be Awesome duCille, Fearful duCille. If I use this title and I do not know better, then God would probably forgive me. When I know better, I am going to stop using it. If I know Hebrew and Greek and understand what this really means and take it upon myself to call myself Jehovah God, then it is a very peculiar state of mind to consider that a son of God, a minister, a servant of the Lord, would want to put himself or herself in.

The next name of blasphemy to deal with is the title His Holiness, or Holy Father. Leviticus 19:2, “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.” 1 Samuel 2:2, “There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.” It is God’s will that His people should be holy. Calling yourself holy has a different connotation. We cannot call a man holy as a name or a title, because “there is none holy as the Lord.”

Ephesians 1:4, “According as HE HATH CHOSEN US IN HIM before the foundation of the world, THAT WE SHOULD BE HOLY and without blame before him IN LOVE.” Ephesians 5:27, “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” The description of what holy means is to be without spot, without blemish, without wrinkle, as God wants the church to be perfected. Therefore, if we call a man holy, it means that this man has attained full sonship and is like Jesus Christ.

This blasphemy of calling a man Holy Father originated in Rome. Vicarius filei dei means vicar of the son of God, or vice-Christ. The Son of God is Christ. Vicar of means vice-Christ. This vice-Christ then would be very appropriate if you are Christ and if Christ Jesus is not here physically. This is what the name is saying. Holy Father, being applied to the pope of Rome, is specifically given because the Catholics feel that he is in the place of Christ, and he is Christ on earth when Jesus Christ is absent physically.

I am sure no Christian wants to be identified with this type of blasphemy. Therefore, we must stop using this name. People blame those who bring certain knowledge to them as being the perpetrators of the knowledge. I am not a perpetrator. The Latin name is given to all the popes. When the Latin numerals in Vicarius Filei Dei are added together they equal 666. I did not make it, I did not discover it, I am only passing on to you a piece of knowledge.

In Matthew 23:5-8, the Lord speaks of the spirit of the Pharisees. Here is the context. “But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.” These scriptures talk about calling someone “Master.” There are those who believe in discipling and discipleship. If one is a disciple, then the other is the Master. Jesus Christ is speaking against calling men “Rabbi” or “Master.”

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 122-124)

Thought for today: If I should take the position of God in the church or in the things of God, and usurp God, then that would be blasphemous and antichrist-like.  

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:11

The word “shepherd,” translated “pastor,” does not give any minister absolute charge over any congregation. It gives him the responsible position of being answerable to the “Chief Shepherd” for the ministry to care for the sheep given to him. Therefore, while he is caring for sheep in the congregation, there are others who would be caring for lambs, and others neither sheep nor lambs, but sons – little sons and big sons. Therefore, in God’s Order, we FIND A PLURAL MINISTRY OF ELDERS WORKING TOGETHER.

It is very easy to discern the true God-appointed shepherds, as different from the man-appointed ones or the self-appointed ones. In Ephesians 4:11, we notice that the Word says that “He gave some, Apostles, etc.”

A man-made apostle is an alien creature in God’s business, yet all the churches appoint their own trainees to positions. Divine Order is totally rejected in the modern church as recorded in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: For that day shall not come, except there come a falling away (rebellion) first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

History is repeating itself. Just as Israel turned away from God to the dumb idols of the nations, even so, 90% of the church has turned from God to worship buildings, and pews, money and status – rebelling against God. Jesus Christ, our Lord, said that this would happen before His return. He gave a parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13:24-30. Then from 37-43, He gave the meaning of this parable of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 13:37-43, “He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather OUT OF HIS KINGDOM all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear let him hear.”

The above passage outlines the condition of the church before Christ comes. It clearly shows that there is at this time a rebellion in the church, against the Master of the Vineyard, and that He is waiting for the time of His judgment to separate the wheat from the tares. From what I can observe, the tares have taken up the chief corners of the streets of our cities with magnificent edifices. They occupy the major positions of authority in the vast majority of the congregations of the world. They are the richest institutions on earth, but we understand that the time of harvest is very near, even at the door.

The true shepherd seeks the glory of the Lord. The false shepherd seeks the glory of his denomination, or group, or nondenominational denomination, or something else beside Jesus. The question here arises, what is meant by seeking the glory? The question brings us back to the teaching of the “firstfruits.” Whatever is the focal point of our operation and programs is the thing that is first in order of priority. Are we more interested in holding our members than in their spiritual growth? If we are more interested in their spiritual growth, even if we lose them, then Christ is first. Are the shepherds God-trained, God-appointed men, or man-appointed pastors, herdsmen, cowboys, man-appointed, Seminary-trained after the order of man, Romish? As God-appointed shepherds, they would be laying down their lives and not looking after their own enrichment or status. Then that is putting Christ first. Is the shepherd striving to do the will of the Father, rather than to please his congregation and the other church leaders around? Then he is Christ centered. Is the shepherd making plans for bringing in money in the church? Then he is NOT Christ centered but otherwise centered. Is Christ the whole motivation of the church? If so, then they are putting Christ in His rightful place – first. A shepherd, therefore, is not a hireling. He cannot be bought or fired, because he is working with God Himself who trained and sent him, and he will teach every sheep to follow Jesus Christ. Every God-appointed shepherd knows that the word shepherd is not a title like the “Names of Blasphemy” – Reverend, Pastor, Father, Holy Father, Pope etc. (Revelation 17:5) – but that it is a spiritual endowment, a deep compassion in the heart for God’s children everywhere. It is a gift of the Spirit, and we should only be under-shepherds with Jesus Christ.

(Excerpt from The Pattern, pg. 77-79)

Thought for today: Remember: A shepherd, therefore, is not a hireling. He cannot be bought or fired, because he is working with God Himself who trained and sent him, and he will teach every sheep to follow Jesus Christ.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Revelation 17:3-5

The beast in Revelation 17 was “full of names of blasphemy.” How could a church be full of blasphemy? A church is a place where people go to worship, not to blaspheme. However, let us look into some of the names of blasphemy, some of the names that the churches of today carry. I will show you why you should not point any fingers at any specific church, because whatever one church is, all the other churches are the same thing, to a lesser or a greater degree.

“Blasphemy” is described by Webster’s Dictionary as “to speak impiously, or irreverently of God or sacred things in general, to speak evil of, to utter impious words, to talk profanely, also to utter abusive words.” The Oxford Dictionary comes even closer to home when it tells us that the meaning is “to make use of religious names.” For instance, if I should say that I am God, or that I am Christ, I am sure you would agree that that is blasphemous. Yet, if I use other words to say that I am God, or I am Christ, then you probably would not recognize it as blasphemous. If I should take the position of God in the church or in the things of God, and usurp God, then that would be blasphemous and antichrist-like.

My position in the body of Christ is not to decry or to debase the people of God or the ministry, but it is to correct, and this I am doing even as God corrects me. So I am bringing to you what the Lord has shown me. There was a time when I put the word “Reverend” before my name. I rightly did so, according to the church. Then I discovered through the revelation of God that it was an affront to God. I am hoping that many will read and understand and change.

Psalm 111:9, “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is HIS name.” To put “REVEREND” before our name is blasphemous to God, because we are using the name of God. We are giving ourselves a title as the name of God. The reverence that is due to God is belittled by our using this as a title before our names. This is one of the titles that has come out of the Roman church and has been adopted by the other churches, which I call the daughters of Rome.

Let us go into this, for someone might think that using the title of Reverend was done through an error or through ignorance. What I am trying to say is that this was done by people who knew the Hebrew and the Greek. The Hebrew word that is translated in Psalm 111:9 as “reverend” is the word Yare. Yare is a part of the noun Yahweh and Yahweh (YHWH) is the name of God. To put this before the name duCille would be to call me Yahweh duCille, God duCille, a name reserved for God. Yahweh means awesome, fearful. I would be Awesome duCille, Fearful duCille. If I use this title and I do not know better, then God would probably forgive me. When I know better, I am going to stop using it. If I know Hebrew and Greek and understand what this really means and take it upon myself to call myself Jehovah God, then it is a very peculiar state of mind to consider that a son of God, a minister, a servant of the Lord, would want to put himself or herself in.

The next name of blasphemy to deal with is the title His Holiness, or Holy Father. Leviticus 19:2, “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.” 1 Samuel 2:2, “There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.” It is God’s will that His people should be holy. Calling yourself holy has a different connotation. We cannot call a man holy as a name or a title, because “there is none holy as the Lord.”

Ephesians 1:4, “According as HE HATH CHOSEN US IN HIM before the foundation of the world, THAT WE SHOULD BE HOLY and without blame before him IN LOVE.” Ephesians 5:27, “That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” The description of what holy means is to be without spot, without blemish, without wrinkle, as God wants the church to be perfected. Therefore, if we call a man holy, it means that this man has attained full sonship and is like Jesus Christ.

This blasphemy of calling a man Holy Father originated in Rome. Vicarius filei dei means vicar of the son of God, or vice-Christ. The Son of God is Christ. Vicar of means vice-Christ. This vice-Christ then would be very appropriate if you are Christ and if Christ Jesus is not here physically. This is what the name is saying. Holy Father, being applied to the pope of Rome, is specifically given because the Catholics feel that he is in the place of Christ, and he is Christ on earth when Jesus Christ is absent physically.

I am sure no Christian wants to be identified with this type of blasphemy. Therefore, we must stop using this name. People blame those who bring certain knowledge to them as being the perpetrators of the knowledge. I am not a perpetrator. The Latin name is given to all the popes. When the Latin numerals in Vicarius Filei Dei are added together they equal 666. I did not make it, I did not discover it, I am only passing on to you a piece of knowledge.

In Matthew 23:5-8, the Lord speaks of the spirit of the Pharisees. Here is the context. “But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.” These scriptures talk about calling someone “Master.” There are those who believe in discipling and discipleship. If one is a disciple, then the other is the Master. Jesus Christ is speaking against calling men “Rabbi” or “Master.”

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 122-124)

Thought for today: If I should take the position of God in the church or in the things of God, and usurp God, then that would be blasphemous and antichrist-like.  

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Ephesians 4:11

The word “shepherd,” translated “pastor,” does not give any minister absolute charge over any congregation. It gives him the responsible position of being answerable to the “Chief Shepherd” for the ministry to care for the sheep given to him. Therefore, while he is caring for sheep in the congregation, there are others who would be caring for lambs, and others neither sheep nor lambs, but sons – little sons and big sons. Therefore, in God’s Order, we FIND A PLURAL MINISTRY OF ELDERS WORKING TOGETHER.

It is very easy to discern the true God-appointed shepherds, as different from the man-appointed ones or the self-appointed ones. In Ephesians 4:11, we notice that the Word says that “He gave some, Apostles, etc.”

A man-made apostle is an alien creature in God’s business, yet all the churches appoint their own trainees to positions. Divine Order is totally rejected in the modern church as recorded in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

“Let no man deceive you by any means: For that day shall not come, except there come a falling away (rebellion) first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”

History is repeating itself. Just as Israel turned away from God to the dumb idols of the nations, even so, 90% of the church has turned from God to worship buildings, and pews, money and status – rebelling against God. Jesus Christ, our Lord, said that this would happen before His return. He gave a parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13:24-30. Then from 37-43, He gave the meaning of this parable of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 13:37-43, “He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather OUT OF HIS KINGDOM all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear let him hear.”

The above passage outlines the condition of the church before Christ comes. It clearly shows that there is at this time a rebellion in the church, against the Master of the Vineyard, and that He is waiting for the time of His judgment to separate the wheat from the tares. From what I can observe, the tares have taken up the chief corners of the streets of our cities with magnificent edifices. They occupy the major positions of authority in the vast majority of the congregations of the world. They are the richest institutions on earth, but we understand that the time of harvest is very near, even at the door.

The true shepherd seeks the glory of the Lord. The false shepherd seeks the glory of his denomination, or group, or nondenominational denomination, or something else beside Jesus. The question here arises, what is meant by seeking the glory? The question brings us back to the teaching of the “firstfruits.” Whatever is the focal point of our operation and programs is the thing that is first in order of priority. Are we more interested in holding our members than in their spiritual growth? If we are more interested in their spiritual growth, even if we lose them, then Christ is first. Are the shepherds God-trained, God-appointed men, or man-appointed pastors, herdsmen, cowboys, man-appointed, Seminary-trained after the order of man, Romish? As God-appointed shepherds, they would be laying down their lives and not looking after their own enrichment or status. Then that is putting Christ first. Is the shepherd striving to do the will of the Father, rather than to please his congregation and the other church leaders around? Then he is Christ centered. Is the shepherd making plans for bringing in money in the church? Then he is NOT Christ centered but otherwise centered. Is Christ the whole motivation of the church? If so, then they are putting Christ in His rightful place – first. A shepherd, therefore, is not a hireling. He cannot be bought or fired, because he is working with God Himself who trained and sent him, and he will teach every sheep to follow Jesus Christ. Every God-appointed shepherd knows that the word shepherd is not a title like the “Names of Blasphemy” – Reverend, Pastor, Father, Holy Father, Pope etc. (Revelation 17:5) – but that it is a spiritual endowment, a deep compassion in the heart for God’s children everywhere. It is a gift of the Spirit, and we should only be under-shepherds with Jesus Christ.

(Excerpt from The Pattern, pg. 77-79)

Thought for today: Remember: A shepherd, therefore, is not a hireling. He cannot be bought or fired, because he is working with God Himself who trained and sent him, and he will teach every sheep to follow Jesus Christ.

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Scripture reading: Revelation 17:3-5

The beast in Revelation 17 was “full of names of blasphemy.” How could a church be full of blasphemy? A church is a place where people go to worship, not to blaspheme. However, let us look into some of the names of blasphemy, some of the names that the churches of today carry. I will show you why you should not point any fingers at any specific church, because whatever one church is, all the other churches are the same thing, to a lesser or a greater degree.

“Blasphemy” is described by Webster’s Dictionary as “to speak impiously, or irreverently of God or sacred things in general, to speak evil of, to utter impious words, to talk profanely, also to utter abusive words.” The Oxford Dictionary comes even closer to home when it tells us that the meaning is “to make use of religious names.” For instance, if I should say that I am God, or that I am Christ, I am sure you would agree that that is blasphemous. Yet, if I use other words to say that I am God, or I am Christ, then you probably would not recognize it as blasphemous. If I should take the position of God in the church or in the things of God, and usurp God, then that would be blasphemous and antichrist-like.

My position in the body of Christ is not to decry or to debase the people of God or the ministry, but it is to correct, and this I am doing even as God corrects me. So I am bringing to you what the Lord has shown me. There was a time when I put the word “Reverend” before my name. I rightly did so, according to the church. Then I discovered through the revelation of God that it was an affront to God. I am hoping that many will read and understand and change.

Psalm 111:9, “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is HIS name.” To put “REVEREND” before our name is blasphemous to God, because we are using the name of God. We are giving ourselves a title as the name of God. The reverence that is due to God is belittled by our using this as a title before our names. This is one of the titles that has come out of the Roman church and has been adopted by the other churches, which I call the daughters of Rome.

Let us go into this, for someone might think that using the title of Reverend was done through an error or through ignorance. What I am trying to say is that this was done by people who knew the Hebrew and the Greek. The Hebrew word that is translated in Psalm 111:9 as “reverend” is the word Yare. Yare is a part of the noun Yahweh and Yahweh (YHWH) is the name of God. To put this before the name duCille would be to call me Yahweh duCille, God duCille, a name reserved for God. Yahweh means awesome, fearful. I would be Awesome duCille, Fearful duCille. If I use this title and I do not know better, then God would probably forgive me. When I know better, I am going to stop using it. If I know Hebrew and Greek and understand what this really means and take it upon myself to call myself Jehovah God, then it is a very peculiar state of mind to consider that a son of God, a minister, a servant of the Lord, would want to put himself or herself in.

The next name of blasphemy to deal with is the title His Holiness, or Holy Father. Leviticus 19:2, “Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.” 1 Samuel 2:2, “There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.” It is God’s will that His people should be holy. Calling yourself holy has a different connotation. We cannot call a man holy as a name or a title, because “there is none holy as the Lord.”

Ephesians 1:4, “According as HE HATH CHOSEN US IN HIM before the foundation of the world, THAT WE SHOULD BE HOLY and without blame before him IN LOVE.” Ephesians 5:27,“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” The description of what holy means is to be without spot, without blemish, without wrinkle, as God wants the church to be perfected. Therefore, if we call a man holy, it means that this man has attained full sonship and is like Jesus Christ.

This blasphemy of calling a man Holy Father originated in Rome. Vicarius filei dei means vicar of the son of God, or vice-Christ. The Son of God is Christ. Vicar of means vice-Christ. This vice-Christ then would be very appropriate if you are Christ and if Christ Jesus is not here physically. This is what the name is saying. Holy Father, being applied to the pope of Rome, is specifically given because the Catholics feel that he is in the place of Christ, and he is Christ on earth when Jesus Christ is absent physically.

I am sure no Christian wants to be identified with this type of blasphemy. Therefore, we must stop using this name. People blame those who bring certain knowledge to them as being the perpetrators of the knowledge. I am not a perpetrator. The Latin name is given to all the popes. When the Latin numerals in Vicarius Filei Dei are added together they equal 666. I did not make it, I did not discover it, I am only passing on to you a piece of knowledge.

In Matthew 23:5-8, the Lord speaks of the spirit of the Pharisees. Here is the context. “But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.” These scriptures talk about calling someone “Master.” There are those who believe in discipling and discipleship. If one is a disciple, then the other is the Master. Jesus Christ is speaking against calling men “Rabbi” or “Master.”

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 2, pages 122-124)

Thought for today: If I should take the position of God in the church or in the things of God, and usurp God, then that would be blasphemous and antichrist-like.  

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