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The Day of Pentecost

26-27 May 2012 / 6 Sivan 5772

Updated 28 May 2012 / 8 Sivan 5772

 

According to the Holy Scriptures Today is the special commemoration of when God sent His Spirit to this earth in "an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James," along with "the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brethren."

Acts Chapter 2 Selected verses: "And when the Day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance...

But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; (2:28-32) And it shall come to pass in the Last Days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy...

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles...

And the LORD added to the Church daily such as should be saved."

The LORD Jesus Christ is the only true Saviour, but there are so many deceivers that are directing people to a false-Christ, but one Day it will be very evident who is truly of God and who is not.

Please consider these excerpts from previous articles that I believe are very relevant for Today even though I wrote them years ago. And may God truly give you the understanding so you can see the Truth!

From: Exposé of "Christ-mas" and the True Birth of Jesus Christ

Original article posted: 25 December 2005 / 25 Kislev 5766

"It has been over twenty years since I left the Roman Catholic Church, but I did not initially leave because I finally saw my great error. It is just that my Husband and I decided we would only go to the Baptist Church since it was getting too hard, with our growing family, to go to both.

However, in the last few years I have come to understand that the Catholic Church is not the 'true Church' as they have always claimed, but I also see that my membership, involvement, and departure from the Roman Church was all a part of the amazing plan of My Real Father.

Having grown up as a Roman Catholic, the one thing that bothered me was being accused of worshipping Mary. I would tell my accusers that I did not worship Mary, but I respected her as Jesus' mother.

However, I have since discovered that the Roman Catholic Church does indeed advocate the worship of Mary, as the following very revealing quotes from the official Vatican documents of the 'Code of Canon Law,' and the 'Catechism of the Catholic Church,' will show.

'III MARY - ESCHATOLOGICAL ICON OF THE CHURCH'

'2682...May our most gracious God grant this through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of the Church, her spouse St. Joseph, Patron of the Church, and Saints Peter and Paul.'

'721...Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time... '

'722...She was, by sheer grace, conceived without sin as the most humble of creatures, the most capable of welcoming the inexpressible gift of the Almighty.'

'773...Mary goes before us all in the holiness that is the Church's mystery as 'the bride without spot or wrinkle.'194 This is why the 'Marian' dimension of the Church precedes the 'Petrine.'195'

'2146 The second commandment forbids the abuse of God's name, i.e., every improper use of the names of God, Jesus Christ, but also of the Virgin Mary and all the saints.'

'2679 Mary is the perfect Orans (pray-er), a figure of the Church. When we pray to her, we are adhering with her to the plan of the Father, who sends his Son to save all men. Like the beloved disciple we welcome Jesus' mother into our homes,39 for she has become the mother of all the living. We can pray with and to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary and united with it in hope.'

'2677...By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the 'Mother of Mercy,' the All-Holy One. We give ourselves over to her now, in the Today of our lives. And our trust broadens further, already at the present moment, to surrender 'the hour of our death' wholly to her care.'

'969...Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation....Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of 'Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.'510'

'144 To obey (from the Latin ob-audire, to 'hear or listen to') in faith is to submit freely to the word that has been heard, because its truth is guaranteed by God, who is Truth itself. Abraham is the model of such obedience offered us by Sacred Scripture. The Virgin Mary is its most perfect embodiment.'

'966 Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things,'

End of quotes from the official Vatican Documents.

According to the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church

Mary is/was:

'Conceived without sin.'

'Preserved free from all stain of original sin.'

'Pure from all personal sin throughout her life.'

'All-holy ever-virgin Mother of God.'

'Bride without spot or wrinkle.'

'Most perfect embodiment.'

'The Mother of the Church.'

The 'Queen over all things.'

'The Icon of the Church.'

Exalted above the Apostles of Christ.

One 'we can pray with and to her.'

One 'we give ourselves over to'!

'The All-Holy One'?!!

One who 'Goes before us all.'

One who 'Continues to bring us the gifts

of eternal salvation'!!!

Without quoting all the references, these are the teachings of

the Roman Catholic Church in regard to the Pope:

The Pope is Peter's successor.

The Pope is infallible by virtue of his office.

The Pope is the substitute for Christ on this earth.

The Pope has supreme and universal

power over the whole Church.

The Pope has full power and authority over

all ecumenical councils.

The Pope must approve all decrees of the ecumenical council.

The Pope has full authority over the college of bishops.

The Pope has the final word with no appeal process.

The Pope seeks to have power over all men everywhere.

Their Supreme Pontiff, who they deem the 'Vicar of Christ,'

worships and bows to the statue of Mary,

and leads his 'faithful' followers to bow before her.

And because of who he is, he will demand to be worshipped too!"

Based on the evidence I Am presenting, I hope you can see that the Roman Catholic Church, under the sole authority of the Bishop of Rome, the Pope, has from the very beginning been guilty of usurping the power and authority that belongs only to Christ--the True and Living God!

Through the exultation of their Mary, the mother of "another Jesus," and the worship of the Pope, who is just a man, the Roman Catholic Church has successfully deceived, and continues to mislead, the "unlearned" masses for social, political, financial, and spiritual gain, unto this day.

The leadership of the Roman Catholic Church has essentially rejected the true God, His Pure Word, and His beloved Son; and those who are a part of this "Church," whether by just blindly following them, or have willingly joined them, have become a partaker of their evil deeds.

2 John 1:7-11 "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an anti-Christ.

Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."

If what we are taught to believe is rooted in evil, we must reject it! Obedience to God should be paramount, and those who name the Name of Christ must uphold the Truth and defend His Word at all cost!

Sadly so many Christians have been led away from God and His Truth, but that has also been foretold in the Holy Scriptures!

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

"Christ-mas" is believed to be the commemoration of the birth of Jesus, but the "hidden meaning," actually equates to the dismissal of Christ! And by false pretenses, and under the cover of Darkness, the "Apostate Church" has led the way to the exaltation of the anti-Christ!!

I have published My View of the Birth of Christ in many other articles, and I hope you will read them, but the essence of what I have written is that the Biblical Holy Days do indeed point to true Christ.

There are varying opinions as to when Jesus' birth actually took place, and regardless of what traditions the Roman Catholic Church, and most "protestants" and evangelicals, have been conformed to, I Am certain that December 25th is not when Jesus Christ was born into this world, especially when I consider what God's Word "literally" says..."

According to the Holy Scriptures it was on the Day of Pentecost that the Holy Spirit was given, and also according to the Holy Scriptures it was when the Ten Commandments were given, and I believe it was at Pentecost when the LORD Jesus, the Son of the Living God, was given to a world that desperately needed the True Messiah, and still does!

"...The birth of the LORD Jesus Christ, is an extremely important event, and irrespective of the exact date, had He never been born, all of mankind would be without Hope and "without God in the world."

There was a time when the salvation of God's people was brought about due to the courageous acts of a young woman, that under the threat of death was willing to appeal to the King, who by the providence of God happened to be her Husband. And if God chose to use a faithful woman to bring down the Enemy back then, He may choose to use a woman that is truly committed to Him, "for such a Time as this" to bring "that old Serpent, called the Devil, and Satan," to his end... Amen!

May the true Prince of Peace, who is Emmanuel, the Holy One of Israel, be with all who are seeking to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. And may all of God’s people, from the least to the greatest, be ready for that Final Trumpet sound when Almighty God calls His people Home!"

 

Wise Men Still Seek Him

 

In closing I would like to share this message posted at my website and also at a website that I used to frequently visit entitled:

 

"The Pope is Dead

Posted: 13 July 2005 / 6 Tamuz 5765

The following was posted at 'Babylon the Great...' on 6 June 2005 at approximately 11:00 AM. It touches on My View of the Roman Church and some other pertinent issues. In the future I hope to address my past affiliations with the Catholic Church so others can understand why I Am very concerned about anyone who is a part of or supportive of the Roman Catholic Church in any way, whether directly or indirectly.

5 June 2005 / 28 Iyar 5765 ( 6 Days until Pentecost)

Dear Mr. Jack Hook,

Your article 'Solomon is Calling, Part 4...Changing World' was very interesting. You bring up subjects that seem to be very strange, but I understand how you can come to those conclusions. Regarding the current Roman Catholic Pope—I just know when I saw him presiding over the Mass of the deceased Pope, (on 8 April 2005) I knew in my heart that he would be the next 'Vicar of Christ.'

I could really sense the power and authority that he has been given over that anti-Christian religious system, something of which I used to be a part of many years ago, but I Am no longer, thank God! I didn't realize he would be chosen so quickly. (On 19 April 2005.) Apparently, he has no opposition within his ranks, or least not openly.

Nonetheless, I Am sure everything is proceeding in its proper Time, and even though it may seem that the Wicked One is in control, I Am very certain that God is overseeing everything.

The God of Heaven is in ultimate control, and that knowledge is what keeps me going every day. I fully trust the LORD for everything, and it is my sincere hope that I can encourage God's people to do the same through the ministry that He has given me. We really need the LORD to give us hope and courage in these very difficult and trying Times in which we are living. And if we truly believe the Holy Scriptures it will only get worse before it gets better, but praise God there is a glorious Day awaiting those who truly love and worship the One and only Holy Father and His beloved Son.

As for the President... I have never really trusted him, but I Am very certain that he is the man that God has ordained to be in that position of power. I don't know exactly how everything will play out, but I do have confidence in the One who does. The LORD God continually proves His faithfulness to me, and He has my complete allegiance. I understand why Jesus says to take no thought for tomorrow, and to take each day as it comes, because He knew we have a tendency to worry about things, especially as the End draws near. Not that we shouldn't plan and look to the future--we must, but our plans should always be with the thought, 'If the LORD will, we shall live, and do this, or that.' (James 5:15)

You mention the “Rapture.” That is indeed a very controversial subject, even among sincere believers in the LORD Jesus Christ, but it is something very important to understand. It can greatly affect your attitude towards God and His Kingdom if you sincerely believe that you won’t have to face the anti-Christ. I Am hoping to address this issue more in-depth as God leads me, and if you would like a copy of that article when I Am able to complete it please let me know.

I have been coming to “Babylon…” for a while now, and I have some very important concerns that I want to address with you when I have the liberty to do that. But I pray that you will always be vigilant and cautious with all men. The adversary is very sly, wily, crafty, and cunning and he seeks to deceive true followers of Christ through his many subtle lies and deceptions. Those who are of the Devil will eventually show their true colors, but we must be especially careful because He masquerades as a Christian. And only those who have “eyes to see” will be able to see.

There is much more I could say, but I will close for now. May the God of peace keep you and your loved ones as you walk with Him in the True Light of His Holy Word!

Sincerely,

C. Read

 

PS. I have since written some articles about the Rapture and I invite you to read "My Rapture View" and "The Fatal Error." Also to help you to understand some of my concerns about Mr. Hook, I have noted some excerpts from another article previously posted at my website.

"...While Mr. Hook appears to be very devoted and sincere, there is something about him that I do not trust. I certainly don't judge the intentions of his heart, but I Am concerned about him and his affiliates.

Several of his links at his 'Babylon site' lead to 'Passion Supporters' and other sites that are 'anti-Christ' in nature. They may have a form of godliness, but they should not be trusted if they are not able to see the evil surrounding Mel Gibson's 'Passion...' and the wickedness of the movie industry in general."

All of this just proves why "it is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man" or a woman, who is not devoted to the True Christ.

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