HEADLINE:  For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses, Matthew 6:14-15.
di·chot·o·my (dº-k¼t" -m¶) n., pl. di·chot·o·mies. 1. Division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions. 2. Astronomy. The phase of the moon, Mercury, or Venus when half of the disk is illuminated. 3. Botany. Branching characterized by successive forking into two approximately equal divisions. The American Heritage Dictionary
Our HEADLINE is a "dichotomy" where God presents two contradictory statements that seem to be at loggerheads in His divine PLAN. He will forgive us if we forgive everyone else, but if we do not forgive others from the heart, He will not forgive us. The divine PLAN is to save ALL MEN "losing nothing." Those not forgiven will be burned in the lake of fire. While our HEADLINE statement is a dichotomy the outcome is the important point to focus on. The contradiction is only as weak or as strong as the variables involved, man and God. God is Almighty and He "changes not" and man is void of power and is subject to change. Man therefore must be the focus of our attention as we predict an outcome and delete the contradiction to find godly harmony.
As you know we in the "GOOD NEWS" have gone to great lengths to show you the salvation of all men. Most men are called upstairs as "prodigal sons." What about the "elder sons" in the churches who are angry at their prodigal brethren and refuse to render all the fruit of what Jesus means? These "elders on earth" are in a contradictory mode as antagonists to God!
"By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin, Isaiah 27:9 KJV. "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world, John 1:29.
When Jesus said, "It is finished," his part in God's ATONEMENT was done, John 19:30. He removed blame for sin from man, Isaiah 53:4-8. Responsibility, guilt, and the punishment for all the sins of humanity immediately transferred to the head of Lucifer, the scapegoat. In that instant fault, condemnation, and the penalty for sin ceased to apply to ALL HUMANITY for all times. Preachers today do not understand God's atonement and how it applies. They refuse to render all the fruit of what Jesus' death means because of what they perceive as their mission and their purpose to save men by their efforts and according to their set theories on "how one can save himself." However God commissioned only Jesus to save ALL. Preachers have assumed that they can save others when they lack the power to save themselves. The point of the commission of men is to tell the story of Jesus, how he saved the whole world by his birth and death. Jesus mentioned another "savior". John 14:26: But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. In addition to those things the work of the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, is to tell men that our iniquity is pardoned, not "can be" pardoned, nor "shall be" pardoned, or "might be" pardoned. Isaiah 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins. Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls [which] I have made. 17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. 18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners. 19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to [him that is] far off, and to [him that is] near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him. Preachers today cannot form their lips to say those words. The Comforter who is the Holy Ghost is not in them and they do not have "beautiful feet." But Lucifer's magician spirits (fake Holy Spirits) are in them as they "accuse men" and proclaim to all erringly that they are "filled with the Holy Ghost and that with fire." By their fruits you shall know them. The Comforter who authors the "GOOD NEWS" is not ashamed to publish peace that God has pardoned us ALL and does not impute sin to humanity.
Teaching men to follow Christ's teachings is right, but condemning men in ways Jesus did not condemn us is wrong. Many preachers are not following Jesus, but they are following man's tradition of error blindly and they think they please God! The Father did not send Jesus to condemn the world of humanity, nor did He send these condemning preachers who enjoy "convicting men of sin." "Convincing a man" (of sin) that his behavior is wrong is one thing, but "convicting a man" for that behavior is quite another matter, John 16:7-11. To reprove evil behavior with the goal of edification and correction is right, but condemnation of men and judging men for being enslaved to Pharaoh is wrong. The Holy spirit "convinces men of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment." He does not convict men for sin! There is a major difference between the two words (convince VS convict) and the two acts. John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. And if God did not send these condemners and convicters of men, who put that spirit in the churches and in the preachers? Huh? Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. These are the "foolish virgin" churches both the pastors and their congregations who are overcome, who think and speak like "the accuser". And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon, Revelation 13:11. They are so blind that they do not have the slightest inkling as to how Lucifer has "hoodwinked" them. Jesus will remove their candlesticks out of their places because they do not represent him in truth and MERCY, Revelation 2:5. In truth Pharaoh has made them his slaves as he determines who should not worship God rightly and what can and cannot be taught, while he refuses to let their minds go free, Exodus 10:8-11,24. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15. When Jesus said, "It is finished" at that point no man could be accused of sin before God in the Heavenly Court. Condemning preachers do not like it, but their opposition cannot change the fact. To all you blind sheep who think condemning men to hellfire and brimstone is great preaching, I have news: Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. The words of preaching that you and the kingdom of devils enjoy hearing are an abomination to God and Heaven!! But if you do not forgive the trespasses of the men you condemn to hell, your heavenly Father will not forgive you as stated in our HEADLINE.
These preachers while down here in the "field of this earth" (Matthew 13:38) refuse to join God in the celebration of LOVE for all His prodigal sons and daughters. They fail to realize that this is the work of ELI-JAH and His prophet in the time of the END to "turn the hearts of the children to Him as He has turned His heart to us" in LOVE! "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse," Malachi 4:5-6. Despite their objections and anger the Father continues to draw these "prodigal sons" and "children of disobedience" to Him. They PASS OVER as the slain "daily sacrifices" so He can wine them, dine them, kiss and hug them, Psalm 44:11,22; Revelation 6:9-11. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him, Luke 20:37-38. Many preachers and their churches have become the infamous "host against the daily sacrifice" by opposing the instant daily resurrection. Daniel 8:11 Yea, he magnified [himself] even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice] was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12 And an host was given [him] against the daily [sacrifice] by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. The 5th Seal remains too firm for them to open. In bold and arrogant pride these preachers and their congregations are converted by Lucifer into that "host against (not for) the daily sacrifice" of which Gabriel informed Daniel. Every publican and harlot of the past got into the Kingdom of Heaven before all the "accuser of the brethren" preachers and arrogant "devils' advocate" ministers. "Elder sons" like to remember men's sins and point them out to God and others. They like to tie men to them, not to forget them. Throwing verbal stones at "sinners" is not the way. Did Jesus rail on the "woman caught in the act of adultery," or make her stand before the church and confess, or demand that she repent, or threaten her with hellfire? Go back and READ, John 5:30, 8:1-12. How do you treat "sinners" in your church? Tell me, are you following JESUS in these matters or following some imperfect man? This berating and shaming style of treatment is not what God nor Jesus have in mind. God wants us to forgive and above all to forget sin and avoid recall of trespasses. Hatred abounds in this world now because men do not follow God in doing that. Matthew 18:21, Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Jesus told a parable about two debtors who were forgiven when they had nothing to pay. One of them had a fellow servant who owed him. He would not forgive this man but sent him to jail.  And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.  So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. We must not make memorial days to remember evils. We must also act like these trespasses never happened and forget them altogether just as God does. Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. 26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee. Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. If you preachers cannot practice this work of your Father and follow Him by doing this now, you are not fit for the kingdom of Heaven! Isaiah 55:7-11. You in your "filthy rags" are also "marred clay vessels" and you must be made over (born again, not the way you preach rebirth, but the way God is doing it) to renew your thinking until it matches the thoughts of LOVE, GRACE, and MERCY, the mind of our Father. Are you doing Jesus a favor by condemning men to hell? Do you think you please Jesus by condemning to death those he died to save? I have news for you that Peter can now understand: Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said .... ,Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Sometimes when you think you are helping, you are hurting the cause!! "Marvel not preachers, I say unto you that you must be born again!"
God has already forgiven the trespasses of every man He created, even those not yet born to do anything. The real truth is God does not "impute sin" to men nor "account sin" to men. You know what Israel did to God and Moses in the wilderness of sin. Observe His response to another "devil's advocate" minister: Numbers 23:18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor: 19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? 20 Behold, I have received [commandment] to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the Lord his God [is] with him, and the shout of a king [is] among them. 22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn. 23 Surely [there is] no enchantment against Jacob, neither [is there] any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought! Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the Lord. Psalm 32:1 *[A Psalm] of David, Maschil.* Blessed [is he whose] transgression [is] forgiven, [whose] sin [is] covered. 2 Blessed [is] the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile. 2 Corinthians 5: And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Guess what ALL MEN most certainly will do? Every man created will forgive all of his other brethren God created! I mean ALL the billions and billions of us! No man will bear grudges nor hold anything against another man for any reason. We will ALL be like God, pure in heart and very happy to forgive one another as one huge and glorious FAMILY while we look down upon Lucifer, Babylon, and their family of demons dissolving into nothing in the lake of fire and brimstone, Isaiah 14:16-21; Ezekiel 28:18-19; Matthew 23:33, 25:41. Not even today's "devil's advocate" preachers who love to "accuse the brethren" and to preach the "doctrine of death and condemnation of men which Jesus did away with" will be arrogant enough to repeat their lies, 2 Corinthians 3:7-12. Some are bold today to name certain human beings they "know are lost and damned in hell." They will know that if they do not forgive every human being God created, He will not forgive them their trespasses as stated in our HEADLINE. You see, there is the penalty of "the Lucifer treatment" they will be viewing below! Even these blind preachers (Matthew 16:23; Revelation 13:11) will discover why Jesus said, "Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again," Matthew 7:1. If God applied this threat as legalistic law the way these preachers apply the law, He would be obligated to throw the "fire and brimstone preachers" who condemned other men into that same lake of fire with devils!! He would have to "judge them with the same judgment" and measure the same penalty against them that they judged and measured against their captive brethren whom Pharaoh refused to let go!! I guarantee you there will be no fire and brimstone devil's advocate preachers in Heaven. So says God!! What goes for these preachers also applies to their church-members whom they blinded. Jeremiah wrote about this glorious state of our FAMILY: Jeremiah 50: In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve. And every one of the children including the former fire and brimstone preachers and their church- members who were strident and bold microphones for Lucifer will be very happy to follow the lead of the Almighty! I guarantee it! You get no glory nor honor from God for your "judgment turned backward" preaching and your church-members' worship is not accepted! Isaiah 59:13-15; John 5:22, 8:15. Shout and say, "Amen" and give Him glory!!
God will have no one bearing grudges in his heart against anyone even remotely. To facilitate this, He has given us all new ID's and new names in Heaven. No earthly names, faces, or ID's are there; nor are they mentioned; neither is anyone allowed to reveal his former earthly ID to anyone else. No earthly names are in the Father's Book of Life. But in the Lamb's Book of Life earthly names of men abiding on earth may be written in or blotted out. These are two separate books and there are very significant differences between the two. Former earthly things are passed away upstairs and eventually they shall be forgotten and never come to mind. Not only does Jesus have a right to forgive ALL men their trespasses, but it is an implied command that WE better forgive the trespasses of ALL our billions of brothers and sisters from previous generations whether we know what they did in their earthly-role life or not. In other words God expects each of us to ATONE imitating Him! I say GOD expects us to "follow Him"! He will ensure that we are a "kingdom of priests" not just in word but also in deed. Every high priest must atone. When you are in Heaven you are awfully high. You must atone for ALL as God has done. Leviticus 16:20 And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: 21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: 22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. We are ALL "cells" of the Father's BODY. As far as He is concerned we are ALL ONE in Him even though we are multibillions of individual "cells." What is done to any one person is therefore done to Him. He is our Head, our "brain." We must learn to think like He does using His thoughts. "Oneness" means if one is honored or hurt we all are honored or hurt with him, I Corinthians 12:12,26-27. We are interminably linked together with God so that this text is also true for us: Matthew 25:37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. If we hold grudges toward any man we hold grudges against God. If we condemn any man to the lake of fire we condemn God to the lake of fire. It is time we all wake up and understand what "oneness" with God means and how it affects the doctrines we preach!! John 17:21-23.
Those living in the past could not possibly understand the "mechanism" by which God takes away the sins of the world. When they thought of "sin" as most men still do today, they really referred to the outer manifestation or the by-product, acts that they could see which can affect them and others. One must first understand the proper definition of "sin" and then the mechanism of the atonement process in order to comprehend. We know in this END-TIME that "sin is a demon." "That man of sin" (Lucifer) has been revealed to us in no uncertain terms, II Thessalonians 2:3-9. Lucifer is the "man of sin" for possessing men just as he is called the "serpent" for using the snake in the Garden of Eden and "beast" for possessing animals. This is a very important point. Many false doctrines on the identity of "the man of sin" have resulted because men failed to know this principle. God put this light together for us today as He is now explaining everything just as He promised He would do in Daniel 12:8-10; Revelation 10:7.
Jesus was a major part of the true atonement process. It seems that men believe things if they can see it. The act of atonement was done annually by the Jewish priests in a dramatic ritual where two goats were used. One was killed in sacrifice and its blood used to atone while the other goat was spared and all the sins of all the people were confessed over his head and placed upon him. This goat was released into the wilderness as a "scapegoat." The true atonement involved Lucifer and Jesus as the two goats. The Father "killed" Jesus on the cross and used his blood to atone while upon Lucifer's head, He confessed the sins of all the people and placed them there. He let Lucifer escape death and wander around in the bottomless pit which is this earth environment. This is the "mechanism" used wherein Jesus took away the sins of the world. This is something dramatic and tangible that men can relate to. As for John he spoke by way of the Spirit and did not realize the impact of the words the Father uttered through him. He cried, "Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world." He was cleansing men or baptizing men (according to purification laws of Moses) with natural water unto repentance and he kept doing it after he uttered those famous words until Herod imprisoned him. The baptism of the Holy Ghost can break the power of the devil to control the behavior of men, but it does not remove the devils (sins) from holding on to us to avoid falling back into the pit. John really did not understand what God meant. Had he understood he would have realized that his baptism was "academic" and without any real power. It was symbolic. However John obeyed the command of God in his work. Who has understood the mind of God? He has multiple meanings to His words and multi-purposes in His Plan. He cannot be fathomed and all we can understand is what He allows us to know at any given time, Isaiah 40:12-14,28.
What about Hitler as an example in learning how Jesus took away the sins of the world? First of all remember that "Sin is a demon crouching at the door. It will be eager for you ... and you will be mastered by it," Genesis 4:5-7, NEB. The atonement act that Jesus participated in was the true work done by the Father. It revealed that death is the means by which the Father saves the world of humanity and "delivers us from evil" and leaves all devils to accumulate down here, the place of the future lake of fire and brimstone. Each man is removed to Heaven ("passes over" Egypt) and devils (sins) are cast off and out of our dead bodies into their circular fall (drown in the Red Sea) for that wonderful bottomless pit effect. Isaiah 14:18 All the kings of the nations, [even] all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. 19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, [and as] the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. 20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, [and] slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned. 21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. All previous generations of men collectively called "the world" in their times are in Heaven. They are "saved" from enslavement and the works of devils and behave with our true nature and personality "upstairs." Each previous generation that populated the earth (the world) can say God took away their "sins" (demonic captors) and left those "sins" in the pit to be burned very shortly. The person who was Hitler in the flesh can also say within himself that Jesus (the Father) took away his sins (the demons who used him) and scattered them in the pit when he died or "passed over." If you consider "sin" by its outer manifestation of "corrupt words, works, and deeds," all those redeemed from the earth and from among those remaining on the earth can say God took away their sins because those wicked ways were transient manifestations in the flesh and they are not a part of their new nature and character. They cannot be practiced in Heaven since they are demons' ways and nature foisted upon men they control by use of insidious force. Understanding the true definition of sin rather than defining it by its by-product or manifestation in the lives of men, helps us to see how Jesus took away the sins of the world and why we must forgive our brother.
Who has power to control devils so they will not harm us? God told Moses, "Pharaoh will not let us go, not by a mighty hand," Exodus 3:19. What human being can thwart Lucifer by his own power that he may justify himself before God by his own self-righteousness? We are speaking of Leviathan described by God in Job chapter . Job 41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? 14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. 15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. 16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them. 17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered. 18 By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. 19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. 20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. 21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. 22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him. 23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. 24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone. 25 When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves. Many preachers love to say, "Satan I declare dominion over you." But he laughs at them and continues to hold men refusing to let men go! Even if a man could boast of his power over Lucifer, should he be hard against his weak brethren who remain enslaved and make bricks for Pharaoh all their earthly life? Never, never forget this: preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, [is] from the Lord. Proverbs 20:24 Man's goings [are] of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way? Isaiah 26:12 Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us. Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure. Since the Great Chess Master was scripting Job, you know God put words into Job's mouth and was influencing his speech. Tell me what did Job have of himself that your Father did not work in him that he should make demands of God, because "he had lived so righteously" before God as if that accomplishment was by his own power? Job did not know about Lucifer or what he was doing to him. Take David as a more informed example. David was a man well beloved by God, but his righteousness also was "God working in him." He had none on his own. What happened when God stepped back? Leviathan attacked and David counted the people and there was the Bathsheba incident, Isaiah 27:1. No child of God can get anywhere by presumptuous thinking. The book of Job holds the key to answering the riddle of Job's experience in God's response, Job 41:1,10-25. God was telling Job about Lucifer or Pharaoh and what demons can do to men. Men have been miles away from grasping this.
What was God showing His upper students in the Job story? What did you learn about God's purpose for putting men down here with treacherous devils? Job was totally unaware of the devil, his power over men, and God's intention of making us like Him in His pre-creation suffering by letting devils cause us grief. David was aware of evil spirits and yet he had no power over the enemy outside of God's protection. Job was sacrificed in a didactic exercise to show God's heavenly students who watched in those days who caused all their trouble when they lived as men in this world. The book of Job is a written testimony for all God's children in subsequent generations that there is an enemy who will attack us all whether we are good or bad just because we are the sons and daughters of God. And he needs revenge, Revelation 12:12. This incident was to provide light for all of us about the state of man on earth. Why have men failed to see this? Why do men not realize that God was working in Job all that righteousness Job thought he had? Had God stepped back a few times like He did with David, I am sure Job would have been in some compromising incident like Jimmy Swaggert or David. Now you tell me what Job had so much to warrant puffing up before the Almighty? My conclusion is that one should not "darken counsel by words without knowledge." There are too many things that we cannot begin to comprehend. The Job-case tells me that God is any man's presumed "power to be righteous" and if He removes His hand just slightly devils will make hash out of us like they did with David. Self righteous preachers have nothing in themselves to boast about that they should feel hardened against sin-sick men or justified to hold them guilty and responsible for being enslaved by Pharaoh.
CONCLUSION God put a "dichotomy" in the mouth of Jesus which we chose as our HEADLINE text. Forgiveness is conditional. He will forgive our trespasses if we forgive everyone else from the heart. However he will not forgive our trespasses if we do not forgive the sins of everyone else. This seems to conflict with His PLAN to "lose nothing," not one sheep, Ezekiel 34:31. This contradiction is only as strong or weak as the two variables, God and man. Since God "changes not," we focus our attention on man who is subject to change all the time. Jesus cannot be "Saviour of ALL the world" if one or more men are lost. The WORD cannot be broken and it is certainly written: 1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. The weak variable, the changeable variable is man. We must focus our attention on man to learn how God removes the contradiction in our HEADLINE and brings harmony to His PLAN.
Here in spiritual Egypt Pharaoh refuses to let men go so they can worship God rightly. He insists on determining who can and cannot worship God and what should and should not be taught in the churches. This is the problem that comes from trying to worship God within the borders of Egypt. Therefore Moses insisted that the children journey three days journey outside of Egypt's borders where they would meet God face to face. Demonic magician spirits have infiltrated the churches on earth. They have become fake Holy Ghosts and have duplicated and imitated the "gifts of the spirit" in which some charismatics take great delight. This stealth is so insidious that Gabriel told Daniel that they "shall overcome the saints until judgment and the time when they possess the kingdom," Daniel 7:21-22. Because the magician spirits have duplicated the results of Pentecost, the blind sheep in the churches are willing to follow any preacher "showing the signs." However we are cautioned: Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world, 1 John 4:1. Because we remain in spiritual Egypt and we have been informed that Egyptian magicians would duplicate God's signs, we must be careful of "seeking for a sign." Magician spirits and the men they use may be identified by certain characteristics.
1. They refuse to "render all the fruit" of what Jesus means, that is, "he took away all our sins" as the "goat of the Lord's lot" in the actual ATONEMENT. Notice we did not say "shall take away," or "might take away" all our sins. The message of the Comforter is verbatim, "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned."
2. They fail to ATONE: to confess the sins of ALL MEN and place the sins of ALL the people for ALL TIMES upon Lucifer's head. They prefer to put sin back on men to accuse them.
3. They are convicters and condemners of men, "stone throwers" working for the "Accuser of the brethren." When they preach, devils cheer!!
4. They "speak like the Dragon" by remembering men's sins and binding men to them, while they fail to forgive all men from the heart. It is this attitude which causes the "dichotomy" in our HEADLINE.
5. These are the church "elder sons" in "the field of the world" (Egypt) who are angry and begrudging at their prodigal brethren. They complain to the Father about the prodigals' wicked lives and refuse to join God in celebration of His great LOVE for ALL and His salvation of ALL.
6. They fail to recognize God's work of the END-TIME. He is ELI-JAH entreating them as He turns the hearts of the children to Him as He has turned His heart in great LOVE and amazing GRACE to us, Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 5:44-48; Luke 15:27-28.
7. They are a "host against the daily sacrifice" or daily resurrection which Gabriel said Lucifer would "take away by reason of transgression." They are vehemently against the instant resurrection despite the fact that Jesus said, "Now that THE DEAD ARE RAISED... ALL LIVE UNTO HIM," Luke 20:37-39. When they read Ecclesiastes 12:7 at funerals the words are hollow.
8. These preachers do not follow Jesus' ways shown with the woman caught in adultery. They rail on sinners, throw scriptural stones, shame them before their congregations, demand confessions, and threaten them with hellfire if they do not comply. This is a stark contrast to Jesus' gentle ways with that woman they tried to stone, the woman at the well, and the woman who anointed his feet at Simon's house.
9. God is obligated in our HEADLINE to not forgive these preachers because they have not forgiven those they condemned to hellfire. He must "judge them with the same judgment and measure the same penalty against them with which they condemned their brothers. By His WORD, He must throw them in the lake of fire with demons, if they do not repent of this from the heart.
10. The father expects us ALL to ATONE for ALL as a Kingdom of Priests following His example. Atonement takes the sins of ALL the people and places them on Lucifer's head freeing ALL the children and making the "scapegoat" responsible for blame, guilt, and punishment for sin. Fire and brimstone hellfire condemners of men have failed to ATONE and therefore preach a false judgment doctrine. Yes, people! "The devil made you do it!"
11. Men do not know the proper definition of sin. "Sin is a demon," Genesis 4:5-7, NEB. When men define sin they refer to the outer manifestation or acts that result from demonic control of men. To understand how Jesus took away the sins of the world, we must use the correct definition of sin. Jesus drops demons off and out of our bodies and back into the pit when men die. This is how all our sins (demons) are removed at death.
12. No man has power in himself to be righteous. Job had nothing in him to justify puffing himself up in the presence of God. God worked in him all that righteousness he thought he had. When God steps back and proves this, devils rush in and create David and Bathsheba situations. Flouting self-righteousness while condemning others to hell with ferocity can lead to Jimmy Swaggert situations at God's reproof. We have no righteousness on our own to be proud of so that we should feel justified in stridently condemning others. We must not be hard on "sinners" out of our presumed self-righteousness that we forget even "faith is a gift from God" and without Him the "unbelievers" (cannot believe) can do nothing. Preachers need to understand why they must show mercy and compassion to those God has not "hedged." A true priest must atone for ALL and show compassion for those out of the way! Hebrews 5:1-3.