Throughout the last year or two, maybe three, we have been off and on trying to create a members page on our website, not for like hiding any content behind the member wall, but to create a alternative to facebook and social media for brethren to talk scriptures and discuss what God says without any outside attacks and censorship. But each time we turned out attention to create something like that, it would not work. God has shown us that we’re not here for anyone to sign up to. We are not an organization looking to gain members. We are not looking to collect monies from people. And we definitely are not searching for someone to ordain us so we can do such things. Sadly many have done these things.
But we thank God for guiding us to what His will is for us. We’re here to direct and point those God has called to His be Church and to His Work, where God has spoken to us personally. Mr. Herbert W Armstrong was not a prophet, He was an Apostle, one sent forth with a already spoken message from a Higher Authority, Jesus Christ. What we were given through Christ’s Apostle was a synopsis of God’s Word, it is God’s Word in Plain language. Yet we have God’s Word on top of that, to see how they are one and the same. If we don’t believe God’s Word first and foremost, we will not believe what Christ’s Apostle taught. Because they are one and the same message.
Many Believe there are many bodies (with different names and different heads)that comprise the True Church. God’s Church is United(not the organization, but the true sense of the word), the operation of preaching the Gospel or feeding the flock is not divided. If all of these groups or even just a handful of them are actually “God’s” Church, why are there multiple operations to preach the gospel? Why are there multiple operations to feed the flock? Why are they not working together as One? God says not to preach where another preaches. Yet we have over 300 divisions all claiming to do God’s Work here in the United States and across the world! There is NO DIVISION in God’s Church, so why do we believe otherwise? Gets back to do we believe God!
So what is God’s Work? God’s Church is obviously the One whom God is working through. You find where God’s Work is, you find God’s Church and nowhere else will you find them!
Just what is the Work of God? Many are confused on this. Truly, things have not changed, even those in Christ’s day misunderstood this.
Read John 6:28-29. Here is God’s “THUS SAYETH THE LORD”!
John 6: 28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
Even they thought God was divided! But what did Jesus Christ answer them?
Verse 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
Christ came and taught Unity with God. For He and the Father was One, as the Church and Jesus Christ are one. There is Only ONE WORK! And that Work is to BELIEVE the Apostle!
Jesus Christ said he has sent out Apostles, and if we reject the Apostle, we reject him. If we reject the message the Apostles speak, we reject Him. And if we Reject Jesus Christ, we have no savior.
Read Luke 20:26, where Jesus Christ said to His Apostles, ” He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.”
Also Matthew 10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
So if we reject the Apostle, or even reject his message(which is not his own), we reject God’s work and rule.
So number one, you have to BELIEVE God! And once you read what God says, you’ll believe Jesus Christ’s Apostle. Because if you don’t you don’t believe God.
The Apostle John reiterated this in 1 John 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
That is a vital key of who is God’s Church and who is not!
But that is not all! Many portray that they believe God’s Apostle, yet believe God’s Church is divided among the group’s, do they TRULY Believe God and The one He sent? What does God say about what the Church is? What did Christ’s Apostle teach about it? Again if you reject what they say, refusing to obey God after hearing what God has given us through His Apostle, are you OF GOD? Are you God’s Church? Read those scriptures again and find the answer!
We are here to remind the people what God’s Work truly is!! And to remind them of what was taught! Those who heareth Christ’s Apostle, Mr. Herbert W Armstrong, are of God. But if you don’t hear him, if you don’t listen to what he preached, according to God’s Word, how can we claim to be of God? A thing to think about indeed!
Again many portray themselves to do this, yet they try to do the Work of Preaching the Gospel to the World as a witness, the Work of the Apostle. Matt 24:14 was a prophecy of an Apostle going out WORLDWIDE, WITH THE OPEN DOOR to preach the GOSPEL. Christ opened the doors worldwide and once he opened those doors, when that commission was finished, the commission given to the Apostle and End Time fulfillment of Elijah, Mr. Herbert W Armstrong, our job remained in CARRYING that Gospel Message where God places us! It is no longer to go out, that job was fulfilled by Christ’s Apostle. And because Christ’s Apostle was sent forth to all nations, God’s Church could preach and Hold Fast to what we were given. It is not our job to go out and visit kings and leaders. That was done.Jesus Christ used His Apostle to open those doors! And it is through Christ’s Apostle that we can continue. It is why many are hanging onto M. Herbert W Armstrong’s name. The problem is like the Pharisees, they claim to be Abraham’s children, but Jesus Christ said if we are Abraham’s children, we would do what Abraham did and preached. The same today with Christ’s Apostle. If we are children of Mr. Herbert W Armstrong, we would do what Herbert W Armstrong preached and taught. And everyone who has claimed M. Armstrong’s name have yet to show themselves as true followers of God through His Apostle! They don’t believe the same. They don’t teach the same. Only in name do they pretend to be God’s, but they won’t listen or hear what God said through the Apostle. They have done the same with God the Father and Jesus Christ! Calling themselves God’s Church, yet not Believing the Apostle sent forth from God! Read Matt 10:24 and Luke 20:26 again! If you don’t believe those words, you don’t believe God who sent Jesus Christ to say those Words! And if you don’t believe Christ’s Apostle, you don’t believe Christ nor God the Father! It is very simple.
And many are not teaching the people to hear Christ’s Apostle, Mr. Herbert W Armstrong. Many groups don’t even mention his name. As you can read, it is not about the MAN. It is about Believing God who says to BELIEVE those whom He has sent. Because the message carried is from God!
So God’s commission to us, The Church today is to HOLD FAST to what we have been given and taught, and continue to carry that message. To feed the flock, to direct those called by God to this Bread of Life, the Word of God. And to warn of the dangers of false works and Churches who have rejected Christ by rejecting His Apostle, as a call to repentance. To speak the same thing as Christ commands us to speak. To be unified in God’s Truth and Spirit. But we are not here to gain members unto ourselves to convert others. And we are not here to put a wall between God’s Church and God and His Truth, whitewashing it. Making it appear righteous, but is not.
Ezekiel 13:9 My hand will be against the prophets who have lying visions and who make false predictions.”
They are not teaching the same thing God teaches! Anything different than what God says and what He sends through His Apostles are LIES and a false gospel! And many are lying and preaching a false gospel today!
Continuing in verse 9, “…They will not be in the assembly of my people, or enrolled in the record of the house of Israel; they must not go to the land of Israel. For you will know that I am the Lord Eternal!
Now go back to Revelation 3: 9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
They are NOT in God’s Assembly, but Satan’s!
Continuing in Ezekiel 13, verse 10 Because of this, and because they led my people astray and said, “Peace!” when there is no peace, they are building a wall that they will paint with whitewash.’
Trying to cover up their evil work and building and organization with the appearance of good. Calling themselves “God’s Church”.
Read this description in Matthew. Jesus Christ did not change at all!
Matthew 24:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Go ahead and read the full chapter (Matthew 23)to see what Jesus Christ has to say about these who pretend to be God’s, when they are not.
Continuing back in Ezekiel 13:11 Say to those who are whitewashing the wall, ‘It will fall down; there will be a downpour of rain, and I will send hailstones to make it fall down, and a windstorm wind to break it down.
It is why we give the warning today! Many ask us why do we feel the need to expose? This is why! God says to do this! We don’t do it because we love to tell people their sins, but because God says to do it!
Verse 12 See, the wall will fall down. Have others not said to you, “Where is the whitewash that you put on it?”
There are many today and in the future when they realize that they actually don’t believe what they appear to be! Many will have joined these groups and Churches and ask them why aren’t you doing what you appeared to be? You say you’re God’s Church and the same Church Mr. Herbert W Armstrong was used to raise up , but where is the evidence?? Why don’t you preach the same message? Why don’t you conduct yourself as God’s Church does? Why have you lied to us?!
Hear now what God says will happen!
Verse 13 Therefore the Lord Eternal says this: I will bring a windstorm in my rage, and there will be floods of rain in my wrath! Hailstones in my rage will completely destroy it.
Verse 14 For I will tear down the wall that you have covered with whitewash, and I will demolish it to the ground and lay bare its foundations. So it will fall, and you will be annihilated in the middle of it all. Then you will know that I am The Eternal.
Verse 15 For I will annihilate in my fury the wall and those who whitewashed it. I will say to you, “The wall exists no more, nor do the people who whitewashed it…”
So we have to consider are we doing what God says, or are we pretending? Are we going to give godspeed to these false works and Church groups?
We are not here to stand in the way of those coming to God’s Truth. Many are escaping these false Churches and many are standing in their way to gather them back into another group. Many are putting up membership walls to gain members, although they claim they’re not, God says they are. It is why when one escapes one group they are soon brought into another, until they stop Believing God and Christ’s Apostle. (Obadiah 1:14) as God warns those doing this in Ezekiel 13, and Obadiah 1, and other scriptures, the Day of The Lord is what is coming upon those who do this. Will we refuse to heed this warning and stay in this Babylon or will we obey God and COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE? We have to get back to what God says and what Christ’s Apostle said, and HOLD FAST and be God’s Church and be United not Divided!