My Dream and a Vision
Note: In all my visions there are overlapping themes from other visions as supporting evidence. This is an entirely necessary requisite in view of the fact that all truth is contingent and builds upon itself.
It was day 1260/1261 of Daniel 12, I saw Satan come out of the bottomless pit and burn the Vatican (Rev. 17:16) and the whore. Satan was impersonating Jesus Christ, and said that God’s law was done away with and that the Sabbath had been changed. Satan appeared to all the various religions of the world as their particular god as well as personifying Christ. This is how he will enlist most all of the world to pay homage to the sign of his authority, “Sun” day sacredness, in contravention to God’s law and the fourth commandment.
The point of issue was a universal law forcing all men to bow down to the sun by observing “Sun” day as a day of rest and worship, rather than the seventh day of the fourth commandment of God’s Ten Commandment Law. All the pastors of all formally organized churches were falsely telling their members either that the law had been nailed to the cross, or that Jesus had changed the day of sacred rest and worship. One apostate church was teaching its members that they should keep both days, and all but a few who heeded the Midnight Cry to come out of those churches were following the instruction of their pastors.
I saw the leaders of a church that had once heeded the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, instructing their members to keep Sunday as well as the Sabbath; that God would honor both, but both must be kept. I saw that keeping “Sun” day sacred is in contravention to God’s law and that Satan will get “Sun” day enforced in honor of himself and paganism.
I saw God’s ten-commandment law displayed across the sky at the end of all things.
I saw what was depicted to me as the great slaughter of Ezekiel 9, after the manner of the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, but far worse in scope. It kept up at full pace until day 1335 of Daniel 12. On day 1261 of Daniel 12, Satan came out of the bottomless pit and announced a 30 day warning period at the end of which (day 1290 Daniel 12) all who would not take his Mark of Sunday homage would neither buy nor sell and would be ultimately killed if they continued to refuse his demands.
I was shown that a National Sunday Law will be the beginning of the abomination of desolation, Matthew 24, and that it will then be time to move to smaller towns preparatory to leaving for more secluded places when the Sunday Law is enforced at pain of no buy and sell, and/or finally death beginning on day 1261. The antichrist will rule for 42 months or 3 ˝ years, after his wound is fully healed. Revelation 13:1-5.
At the time of the beginning of the National Sunday Law, true prophets were busy trying to inform large groups of people that if God’s law had been done away with, those who had come in the Spirit of Elijah would not be fulfilling the role of Messengers of the Covenant, and purifying the Son’s of Levi (Mal. 3), as in a refiners’ fire by the fiery law.
Deu 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them. I saw this related to the gold tried in the fire, which is faith and love tried in the cauldron of obedience. Revelation Chapter 2, message to Laodicea.
The stench of human blood and the burning of human flesh was rife in the air. The poor, whose homes and goods had been ravaged by those who hated Christians, were with a sense of great relief. They rejoiced that their trials were nearly over because of the soon coming of Jesus, while the rich were fearful and greatly distressed at any negative effects to their coveted empires on this earth. The negative effects to the rich were caused by the judgments of God falling everywhere and the plundering by many who hated Christians. The judgements were blamed on God’s faithful few because they would not keep Satan’s holy day, “Sun” day, in homage to him, and as a sign of his authority.”
I saw the worldwide utter destruction of the church edifices of the company who had once kept the Sabbath. They were the special target of attack because they had taught the Sabbath for over 150 years plus, and had “stolen” members from the Sunday-keeping churches, but were now playing the harlot and instructing their pastors to open their churches to “Sun” day worship. I was shown that such world class harlotry will enrage the other fallen churches of the world, so that they, with Islamists, will do the Ezekiel 9 slaughtering of God’s once “chosen” remnant people. But God will still have a true and faithful remnant.
I saw how deceived some are in thinking that an implanted chip is the Mark of the Beast. That chip will be a means of enforcing the Mark, but in and of itself, it is not the Mark of the Beast. The Mark of the Beast must be in contravention to God’s Law, for the antichrist will think to change times and laws. This does not matter except as it involves God’s Law, in which not a jot or a tittle was to change, for it is an Everlasting Covenant, which fact Elijah will stress.
I recalled to mind how Ezekiel 8 says that in the time before the Ezekiel 9 destruction of Jerusalem, the leaders stood with their backs to the Temple, worshipping the Sun, and that this apostasy was a prime reason for the Ezekiel 9 destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem. Commensurately, it will be one of the prime reasons for the Ezekiel 9 destruction of spiritual Jerusalem FIRST, and then the other fallen churches. Another prime reason for Ezekiel 9 destruction will be violation of God’s counsel in Isaiah 8:9-16, in taking counsel, girding and confederating (conspiring) with Satan’s agents on ecumenical pursuits, so as to improvise a one world religion.
By now, the leaders of the harlot once Sabbath keeping church were being attacked by their members who had been told by them that God would protect them; that the gates of hell would not prevail against their church; that it was the apple of God’s eye; that it was His Bride Zion, the remnant chosen of God, and that all sinners would be shaken out of that apostate “zion,” when in fact, they were being gathered into the midst of spiritual Jerusalem for slaughter and burning, just as in the case of the apostate Jews. Ezekiel 22:17-31 is most instructive on this important point of truth.
I stood amazed at the fact that True Prophets in the Spirit of Elijah had warned modern-day spiritual Jerusalem that Ezekiel 9 destruction would begin at their church, their sanctuary, the once House of Jacob. God warned them by saying Judgment begins at the house of God, and the following warning from Ezekiel 9:6:
Eze 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men [leaders] which were before the house.
I recalled how they had scorned and maligned those who had warned them. They felt as the apostate Jews did in A.D. 70, that despite Elijah’s warning, and all the warnings of the ancient prophets, they were of the Temple of the Lord, and no danger would come nigh their dwellings nor their Temple. My heart broke to see them spurning the warning that could have saved their lives and afforded them eternal life had they heeded all the solemn warnings given to them by God’s prophets.
All of the 7 women churches of Isaiah 4:1-4, will ultimately be destroyed in an Ezekiel 9 debacle, but no pastor of any of those churches is warning his members of this debacle, which occurs because of all the abominations committed by every formally organized church at the end-time, to wit:
Eze 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.
Why do I keep stressing Ezekiel 9? Because God’s first chosen people rejected that warning, and all the churches of Christendom are rejecting it at this end-time. Read about the horrendous destruction of Jerusalem as recorded by a live witness historian, Josephus:
Study Isaiah chapter 2 to get the end-time context of chapter 4. And remember, Isa. 4:1-4 and Isa. 37:31, 32 do not contradict one another. Isaiah did not contradict himself.
I was shown that one of the seven church’s premiere Evangelists, is like Satan saying: “stay for the slay,” when he advises members of that church to stick themselves to a pew with super glue, and remain there no matter what. In essence, that is what the apostate leaders of Israel told them to do; that the enemy, the Romans, would never penetrate the 24’ thick gates to the city and the Temple. True prophets told the people when and where to go, but over one million listened to their apostate leaders and needlessly died in that horrible debacle.
In the scene I witnessed, the news spread like wildfire that their former Sabbath-keeping churches around the world were being attacked; the members killed, and the edifices burned to the ground. Any surviving members, except for the 144,000 and the faithful who were slated for martyrdom, were attacking their pastors and mauling them in Satanic anger because their pastors had deceived them, and disregarded the plain warning of God’s Word in Ezekiel 9. Thus, scenes will be fulfilled in the very courts of said churches that few realize. Not one pastor of all the churches included in Isaiah 4:1-4, is warning his flock of the impending Ezekiel 9 debacle, NOT ONE! Not one is willing to admit that his church is in apostasy. Yet, their members trust in dumb-dog watchmen, Isaiah 56:10-12 for their salvation; priests for hire, in lieu of the faithful prophets who tell them the pure truth. Strange phenomenon! Strange indeed!
I awakened with a sadness that was like the pall of death. I wept for God’s professing people. I supplicated the Lord that He would speed the wooing of His Holy Spirit to awaken His people who seemed to be in a deep stupor of denial that was impenetrable.
My Accompanying Vision
I was then taken in what seemed to be a deep state of thought, but I was keenly aware of my feelings and what was being shown to me. I was shown that the typology of apostate Israel from the time of its rejection of Christ at His first appearing, was a precise prefigure of what is to transpire at the last great day. I was shown that God’s once second chosen people were following exactly in the footsteps of apostate Israel. Jesuit preterist type Evangelists are applying the wrong era of typology. They revert back to the times of Israel’s history when their 490 years probation (Daniel 9) was in force, when they should be dealing with the typology of the Jews from the time of Christ’s first coming, until the Ezekiel 9 destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.
I was shown that Ezekiel 9 destruction coincides with Matthew 24 destruction, which could not have occurred unto the 490 years of Israel’s probation ended in A.D. 34, commensurate with the stoning of Stephen. Thus, that time period is the correct typology for God’s people to follow today. It is a PREFIGURE of the terrors of the last great day, beginning at His Sanctuary, spiritual Jerusalem, and then progressing to the fallen churches of Babylon, Rev. 18.
The noble ship that goes through to port heaven is Zion, the bride, Isaiah 62, and her son’s and daughters who marry her (follow her lead Isa. 62) who are guests at the wedding. As guests, they are not the bride. There is another professing “noble ship” that is afloat at sea without chart, compass, or Captain Jesus. Rather the captain is a man led by Satan because God has been removed.
Sinners are shaken out of heavenly Zion, by earthly representatives of that church. This accords with Matthew 13. Sinners are not shaken out of any earthly apostate church to leave it as Zion. Sinners are shaken out of the heavenly Zion, as Matthew 13 clearly portrays.
I was shown that being shaken out of Zion does not mean that one had to have formerly been a member of the heavenly church of Zion to be shaken out of Zion. One needs only to reject the truth of the earthly representatives of heavenly Zion (Heb. 12:22, 23) in order to be shaken out of Zion. This is the meaning of the teaching in Matthew 13, as well. Men are “gathered” into the gospel net by being given the opportunity of hearing the truth, but the act of gathering them out of the net is representative of the act of giving them the gospel truth, and their subsequent rejection of that truth.
I was clearly instructed that this (above) process is what Isaiah 4:1-4 means when he says that the filth of the daughters of Zion will be washed away:
Isa 4:3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
Isa 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
The above verses were completely fulfilled from A.D. 27-70, but they do not mean that the apostate organization of the day was purged and purified, but rather that the dross was gathered into the midst of Jerusalem for slaughter and burning, while all the faithful Christians fled Jerusalem and went to Pella and were saved from the Ezekiel 9 and 22:1-31 destruction of Jerusalem. I was shown that there are some so-called scholars who are misinterpreting these verses to their damnation and the loss of eternal life to all who listen to their false teachings. History and the Bible clearly record exactly what occurred in the case of the “daughters of Zion” in the last literal fulfillment of Ezekiel 9, Ezekiel 22:17-34, and Isaiah 4:3, 4.
I was instructed to stress the truth that Isaiah does not contradict himself in Isaiah 4:1-4 and Isaiah 37:31, 32, but some like a man named Dave Fiedler in his book Hindsight, are so interpreting. Dave interprets Isaiah 4:3, 4, to mean that the church he is a member of will be purged and purified so that Ezekiel 9 and Ezekiel 22:17-31 destruction is not experienced by that once “chosen people” church. This is a mistake of huge proportion and eternal consequence.
Dave’s book Hindsight is online at this link: http://congressomv.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/hindsight-dave-fiedler.pdf
Go to page 283 of Dave’s book where he compares the faithful who leave the apostate church to the Essenes and misapplies Isaiah’s words about the daughter of Zion’s filth being purged away. Dave compares those who leave the apostate church with the Essenes. The disciples of Christ; all true Christians who left the apostate Jewish Temple from A.D 34-66, and fled to Pella in A.D. 66, WERE NOT ESSENES! This is a total misrepresentation of the truth by Fiedler.
The Essenes were a faction, like those of the Masada who left the apostate Jews, but were apostate themselves! This same situation accrues today. For example, there are offshoots like the Davidians and the Shepherd’s Rod, who teach error. There is a man named Ernie Knolls who claims to be Elijah. He teaches folk to go to his favorite nudist camps and walk around nude at home as he does in his home. There are many so-called “reformer” groups who have left the apostate church because of its teaching on the Godhead, while their teaching on the Godhead is just as erroneous and results in the same end—the sweeping away of the entire Christian economy by their teaching that the Incarnation DID NOT produce a THIRD PERSON to the Godhead.
Just because there are erroneous factions who have left the apostate churches for the wrong reasons, and/or teach gross errors, does not mean that there isn’t a valid remnant who go forth out of Jerusalem, Isaiah 37:31, 32, just as they did in A.D. 27-70. And it is nothing short of demented, diabolical, demonism to compare true Zion of Isaiah 62, the bride of Christ, with the erring Essenes, and to imply that they are cowards. The disciples of Christ who established home churches, and the churches of Revelation Chapters 2 and 3, WERE NOT COWARDS. They knew that it is IMPOSSIBLE to unite with the corrupt and remain/become pure—to mature as wheat and the Barley Bride of Christ. Barley was the earliest “firstfruits” crop in Israel.
It is not being a COWARD to follow Christ’s instruction to the faithful remnant in Isaiah 37:31, 32, to go forth OUT OF JERUSALEM. Again, the tens upon tens of thousands of true Christians who followed Isaiah’s counsel from A.D. 27-70, were not cowards! Jesus was a Protestant. He separated from the prevailing apostate church of His day. He was not a coward! Paul was not a coward:
“And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. 9But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.” Acts 19:8, 9.
The prophetess of Dave Fiedler’s church says that Christ was a Protestant and that He separated from a religion of forms and ceremonies. WAS CHRIST A COWARD? Is Dave Fiedler prepared to compare Christ Jesus with the Essenes? Is Dr. Walter Veith prepared to do the same thing by teaching contrary to Jesus’ example?
This error is also being made by most of the members of the same church Dave Fiedler is a member of. It is the leaders of that church who have fostered this great lying deception, just as it was the leaders of apostate Israel who taught the same lie to their unwary patrons.
Men like Dave Fiedler, Professor Walter Veith, Vance Ferrell, Doug Batchelor, Ted Wilson and a host of others, are teaching that you can unite with the corrupt and remain pure, while their prophetess and the Bible instructs directly the opposite. Check out the following words quoted by their prophetess, and then ask them how it is done!
It is IMPOSSIBLE for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. (II Corinthians 6:14-15 quoted).
The problem is that such men as I have cited don’t have spiritual discernment sufficient to realize that the church is in apostasy; that the Trinity Doctrine sweeps away the entire Christian economy by denying the Incarnation, by the teaching that the three persons to the Godhead are CO-ETERNAL. How is the humanity of Christ co-ETERNAL with His Holy Spirit Divine Nature, and with the Father’s Divine Nature? The humanity of Christ did not exist until His Incarnation. Thus, Satan has duped man into believing a doctrine of man that denies the Incarnation by teaching that all three persons to the Godhead are co-ETERNAL. That is how deceptive and successful Satan has become at this end-time.
In the literal A.D. 27-70 fulfillment of Ezekiel 22:17-31, after the disciples had “gathered out” all the faithful from the apostate Temple church organization, there was not ONE FAITHFUL MAN LEFT. The Angel of the Lord counselled me to stress the living truth that this same scenario, these same verses, will be literally fulfilled to the letter at the end-time. Only a faithful remnant of the so-called once “remnant” will escape and be saved. Isaiah 37:31, 32.
It is pure folly to interpret Isaiah 4:1-4 so that it contradicts Isaiah 37:31, 32, but that is exactly what many so-called teachers in the apostate church are doing. And that is exactly what the leaders of the Jews did in the first literal fulfillment of these verses. They taught: “The Temple of the Lord are these; the Temple of the Lord are these.”
Eze 22:30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
Jer 7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
I was told that my mission and commission is the same as that of Jeremiah, Isaiah and Ezekiel; to warn God’s people that they are not to trust in the lying misrepresentations of their apostate leaders, and that they are ALL corporately responsible for the apostasy, Isaiah 56:10-12. The word ALL appears THREE TIMES. Believe God and not man.
I was shown that the once faithful city had become a harlot in the Synagogue of Satan, just as Jesus defined the apostate Jewish organization. This is why there is another GOING FORTH OUT OF LAST DAY SPIRITUAL JERUSALEM, Isaiah 37:31, 32. True prophets had been sent of God to warn the Jews, but they were hated by those they warned. Ezekiel had warned the Jews for centuries prior to their destruction. Yet more than one million rejected his warning and experienced a ghastly death. This movie is slated for another literal showing, just as Matthew 24 has another literal end-time fulfillment.
I was shown that Ezekiel 9 is God’s sealing chapter, and that only those who sigh and cry for all the abominations in the church will receive the seal of the Man in Linen, and that the Man is Jesus, upon whom all judgment has devolved. My angel said that the Jews were not the only ones to be sealed by the Man in Linen; that thusly, this chapter applies to the members of all churches that claim to be Christian, but especially to the one that has received advanced light. Judgment begins at that church. If you believe your church has been privileged with advanced light and prophetic insight, that is where Ezekiel 9 will begin.
I was shown that just as a faithful remnant was gathered out of the Jewish church and fled to Pella, so a faithful remnant will go forth OUT OF MODERN-DAY JERUSALEM, in fulfillment of the prefigure typology of apostate Israel.
I was shown that all of the sayings of the ancient prophets of Scripture apply more to God’s people today, for the reason that we had the example of His first “chosen people,” as a type. This updates our Bible to NOW. I was told that many more of our young people would believe the Bible if they knew that it applied to NOW, and saw how marvelous prophesies have been fulfilled. I was shown that some prophesies have not been fulfilled so that when they are, some might believe:
Jhn 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
I was explicitly shown that the following verses were fulfilled in the days of Christ and the disciples and that they are being fulfilled again at this end-time:
Isa 37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
Isa 37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall do this.
A true remnant of reformers will go forth out of modern-day spiritual Jerusalem, as well as Babylon. And for this reason, it is a serious misnomer to refer to modern-day spiritual Jerusalem as Babylon. Babylon will fall as well, Revelation 18, but so will apostate Jerusalem. The Midnight Cry is to ALL TEN VIRGINS, and is made by the voice of the Holy Spirit and the bride, Zion. A paraphrase of the Midnight Cry appears in the last few verses of Isaiah 62, as instruction to the bride of Christ to be given to her sons and daughters, the ten sleeping virgins. The bride does not sleep. Collectively, she has faithful watchmen on her walls day and night.
I was shown that the Sabbath commandment is stated again in Hebrews 4; that the seventh-day would not be specified if it was done away with. So, the Sabbath is established in the New Testament as well as the Old. It is a fact that all of the ten commandments are repeated in the New Testament. So why would Jesus have nailed it to the cross?
I was shown that the church that appears as about to fall, but does not, is Zion, the faithful bride of Christ, Isaiah 62:1-5 and Hebrews 12:22, 23. This is the church triumphant in heaven, which has earthly representatives. Zion awakens all ten virgins with the Midnight Cry of Matthew 25, for they all slumbered and slept, but the faithful watchmen upon the walls of Zion.
It is Zion who delivers the Midnight Cry, cited in Matthew 25 and the last verses of Isaiah 62. In that chapter, Zion has sons and daughters who marry her, which means that they heed her shaking, warning message. They are the wise virgins who are concubines, while Zion (Bethulah), Hebrew definition of the word virgin in Isaiah 62:5, is a strictly pure virgin.
I was shown that all seven messages of Revelation 2 and 3 apply at the end-time. Were this not so, there would be no Philadelphian bride with the name New Jerusalem, at the end-time (Rev. 3:10-12), and only those who were members of Philadelphia in the first century of the Christian church would qualify to be the bride of Christ.
Compare the above fact with the truth that God is waiting for His bride to make herself ready. If God is waiting for his bride to make herself ready, there has to be an end-time church of Philadelphia, Zion, the church triumphant of men without fault. Rev. 14:1-5.
Rev 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
The bride has to be perfect per Revelation 14:1-5. She is said to come out of great tribulation. That is at the end-time. This proves that the message to Philadelphia applies at the end-time as well.
I was shown that historically, Laodicea never repented, and was finally destroyed by an earthquake. I was also shown that those of Laodicea who repent will not be Laodicean (Lukewarm) anymore. They will return to their first love, for they are instructed to buy gold tried in the fire, which is faith that works from a motive of love for Christ, but it is His grace pardon AND POWER that works in and through His people lest any man should boast. See Romans 1:5, where grace (The Holy Spirit Divine Nature) is given for obedience and apostleship. Love for Christ is tested by obedience. Christ says if ye love me, keep my commandments and that they are not grievous. He refers to His law as being perfect, converting the soul. Why would He nail such a law to the cross?
Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Heb 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Any other theology turns grace as pardon into lasciviousness, because grace (the Holy Spirit) is also given for obedience and apostleship. Rom. 1:5. Folk like PARDON ONLY religion that permits them to sin confess, sin confess. That is Catholic religion. That is the half gospel—cheap grace as PARDON ONLY. Full grace includes POWER for obedience and apostleship. It includes true repentance which is a turning away from sin by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. He does it all lest any man should boast. He indwells those who submit to Christ’s Will and die daily to self and the “old man.”
If there is no law, there is no standard of Judgment, and God does not indict us with sin when there is no definition of sin. He defines sin as transgression of His law. If would be unjust for even a worldly judge to indict you for violation of a non-existent law. How much more unjust it would be for God to indict anyone for sin without an existing law.
Man is turning grace into lasciviousness by presuming upon the PARDON ONLY of Christ, to the rejection of His grace AS POWER for obedience. Grace without the law is the Doctrine of the Nicolaitans which Christ especially hates.
Again for important emphasis: I was shown again that Isaiah 4:1-4 in reference to seven women, means all-inclusive formally organized churches at the end-time, as women in scripture refers to the church and 7 is God all-inclusive number denoting perfection. So, all organized churches are eating their own bread (commandments of men in lieu of the commandments of God) and wearing their own apparel (their own robes of self-righteousness) rather than the robe of Christ’s righteousness which is not a cloak for sin.
I was shown that no relationship with Christ can exist without proof of love for Him, and the proof of love for Christ, as He instructed, is obedience which He graciously empowers by indwelling us. It’s all Him, but we must yield the will and die daily to self as Paul did. Folk are saying that all is necessary is a relationship with Christ. That is impossible without love that is tested by obedience—the Laodicean message—gold, faith in and love for Christ, tried in the fire of obedience.
Every promise to ancient Israel was conditional upon obedience. If God should change that principle, and hand it all to us via grace as PARDON ONLY, that constitute a travesty of injustice upon His first chosen people. That would be to spurn His grace POWER given for obedience. That would be to spurn partaking of His Divine Nature whereby we may overcome the lust (sin) of the world.
2Pe 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Strong’s definition for lust in the above verse is desire for what is forbidden.
1. desire, craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden, lust
What is forbidden is sin. Sin is the transgression of the Law. The law is a transcript of the character of God. Jesus did not nail the character of God to the cross! Jesus did not come to prove we can sin repent, sin repent, and sin repent, for eternity. Jesus came in the likeness of our sinful nature to prove that we can overcome as He did. He is going to cleanse the Sanctuary of all sin.
When we are truly “born again,” we are given the Holy Spirit as empowerment. We are then at no disadvantage. The Holy Spirit is very able to empower us to overcome our propensities to sin. Though Jesus did not possess our propensities to sin, He did take all the sins of every man upon Himself, and was faithful unto death. Thus, He was victorious and we can be too.
In the Name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
R. William Beaulieu