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Editor's Note: One of the conclusions that I have reached concerning the Great Tribulation is that only a very small percentage of the Christians living when it begins will be ready. I reached that conclusion by comparing the number 144,000 in Revelation 7 with a reliable estimate of the number of truly Born Again Christians in the world today. Until I received this article by e-mail, I was not aware that there was so much Scriptural precedent for that idea. If you read the "Seal of the Living God" page and didn't agree with that idea, then read this. I didn't write it. Frankly, I don't know who did, or I would give credit where much credit is due.

False Prophets

The Greek word for 'false prophets' is   "pseudoprophetes" and it means RELIGIOUS  IMPOSTOR, A PROPAGATOR OF FALSE DOCTRINE, OR FALSE TEACHERS, PREACHERS  AND EVANGELISTS. It is surprising, but no mention of MOTIVE is  given. It  simply means anyone who teaches the word of God in error. You will  recall Paul  fought it out with Peter in open assembly. At that point, Peter himself was a false teacher. Peter was totally sincere, and Paul did not JUDGE PETER  IN THAT  MANNER. HE JUDGED HIM BY SCRIPTURE. As soon as the error was detected,  Peter bowed his knee to the TRUTH. That is also the mark of a true Son of God,  for  that soul, when the error is proven out by scripture, will acknowledge the  mistake and ask God for forgiveness.

The root word of false prophets covers  the main  officers of the church: apostles, pastors, teachers and evangelists.   Jesus says they come in SHEEP'S CLOTHING. Who are the sheep? Are not al   Christians  called sheep? Are they not part of the sheepfold? Is not Christ the TRUE = SHEPHERD? John 10:1-28 makes it very clear that the SHEEPFOLD IS THE ENTIRE BODY OF CHRIST UPON EARTH. The false prophets are PSEUDO CHRISTIANS, posing as the real thing, posing as authentic, born again  Christians   who are UPHOLDING JESUS CHRIST. They look like, speak like and act like   AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANS. You cannot detect they are false except by very    close  examination of what they teach compared to Scripture. It should also be  pointed out that the VAST MAJORITY OF FALSE TEACHERS ARE NOT AWARE THEY ARE  FALSE TEACHERS. The many who stood before Christ rejected WERE NOT AWARE = THEY WERE  IN FACT FALSE TEACHERS. To themselves and others they were sincere, dedicated  men of God. They were in fact DUPES OF SATAN, BUT NEVER REALIZED IT.   That is the  nature of deception. They had a doctrine that was 99% accurate, but the  1% they  left out damned them forever. This is not to say that there are not  deliberate  false teachers, such as Luciferian plants who have come into the church  to destroy it.

Do not make the mistake of thinking  that false   prophets are easily identified, for they are not. False doctrine blends  right   into correct doctrine. These false doctrines ARE EMBRACED BY THE ENTIRE    CHURCH  as correct doctrine. In other words, the vast majority of Christendom   will  embrace and accept the lies of Satan and will REFUTE THE TRUTH ITSELF   AS  BEING FALSE. That is why Christ said that a little leaven leavens  the entire  body of Christ.

Christ said the vast majority of  Christians will  be rejected. They claimed they entered the New Covenant, but never did, for they  come in to the "sheepfold" via "some other way",     which is  the WIDE GATE AND BROAD WAY, A SATANIC CREATION, A FABRICATION, A  DELUSION. Only  the few will find the real truth. Christ said the many would travel the   broad  way because the true way was hard, difficult and not easy at all. There   would be  anguish of soul, great pressure, and it would be anything but pleasant.  The  false prophets would label THE TRUE WAY a form of "works" or  "legalism" of some type, the opposite of GRACE and FAITH. The  broad  way by contrast is easy, and it appeals to the carnal nature of man. It  would be  fabricated in such a way as to APPEAR TOTALLY CORRECT Scripturally. It  would use  all the right words, but the words would mean something different than  what  Christ intended.

That is exactly what Christ is telling us with the   word "BECAUSE". The word 'because' is "hoti" and it  means   BECAUSE OF THAT, FOR THAT REASON OR WHY. The vast majority will  reject   the true way that leads to "life" because it is a route of    hardship, WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WORKS OR ANY FORM OF LEGALISM   WHATSOEVER.  One of the primary methods Satan uses to keep people from walking the  narrow way  is by branding it a A FORM OF WORKS, which of course it is not. By   redefining faith and grace, along with repentance and works, Satan keeps the many   from entering in, BECAUSE THE DEFINITIONS OF THOSE WORDS ARE CHANGED BY FALSE  THEOLOGY TO MAKE SURE THE NARROW WAY IS EXCLUDED AS A PROPER WAY TO    SALVATION.  IT IS THE PERFECT DECEPTION, THE WORK OF A SUPERNATURAL MIND. We have then a  clear cut division set before us by the Lord Jesus Christ:

WIDE GATE  vs.  STRAIT  GATE

BROAD WAY    vs.  NARROW  WAY

EASY, FLAT,  NO OBSTACLE   vs. HARD, STEEP, DIFFICULT

NO TROUBLE, NO PROBLEMS   vs.  FULL OF ANGUISH, PRESSURE

THE MANY vs. THE  FEW

SOME OTHER  WAY vs. THE   DOOR

 These ways are then clearly delineated  by Christ  and NO ONE could mistake what Christ   said. We could ignore what He said, we can claim He did not mean    what He  said, we can claim by theology that it was all meant for Israel and does   not  apply to us, BUT WE CANNOT SAY THAT HE DID NOT SAY IT. The final  judge is not  our theology or denominational bias, but is instead going to be the WORD  OF GOD,  AS INTERPRETED BY GOD, NOT THE CHURCH, NOR ANY DENOMINATION, NOR YOU OR  I.

You already know that the word 'many'    means  vast majority, but what does the word "few" mean? The word "few" comes from 'oligos' and it means PUNY, TINY,   SMALL. It is  the perfect contrast to the word "many" and verifies that the  vast  majority of Christians end up in ruin.

 "For MANY  ARE CALLED, but FEW ARE CHOSEN."

(Matthew 22:14)

"Fear not 

LITTLE FLOCK,

for it is the Father's good pleasure to  give you  the kingdom."

(Luke 12:32)

  The Greek word "little" is "mikros" and it means LEAST, SMALL, TINY OR EXTREMELY  TINY. That is where we get our word MICRON, which means  ONE THOUSANDTH OF A MILLIMETER. We could say ONE IN A  THOUSAND. That is a very small number indeed! We should find  a  verification in the OLD TESTAMENT that indeed there is only a very small   of  number of people who actually become part of the TRUE FLOCK OF GOD, and  who  KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERY OF GOD:

 "I know it is so of a truth:

but how should man be JUST with God?

If he (God) will contend with him,

HE CANNOT ANSWER HIM ONE OF A THOUSAND"

(Job 9:2-3)

 This is a very telling verse of  Scripture and it  goes right to the heart of the matter: HOW IS A MAN MADE JUST OR = JUSTIFIED BEFORE THE LORD? WHAT IS THE REAL MYSTERY OF BEING = JUSTIFIED   BEFORE GOD? HOW IS IT DONE? If God were to come down upon earth and  CONTEND WITH  THOSE PROFESSING TO KNOW, ONLY ONE IN A THOUSAND COULD ANSWER GOD CORRECTLY. One in a thousand is a very small   number:. The vast majority of Christians do not know the answer: they only   think they know the answer. Speaking of man going to the grave, it  says:

"IF THERE BE

A MESSENGER WITH HIM, AN INTERPRETER,

ONE AMONG A  THOUSAND,

TO SHEW UNTO MAN HIS UPRIGHTNESS:

Then he (God) is GRACIOUS UNTO HIM, AND  SAITH:

DELIVER HIM FROM GOING DOWN TO THE PIT:

I HAVE FOUND A RANSOM." 

(Job 33:23-24)

This verse is equally telling and  verifies that when Jesus used the term LITTLE, that he was borrowing from the Old  Testament   ONE IN A THOUSAND. The messenger, the interpreter, is AGAPE LOVE   SPIRIT  OF CHRIST, AND IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THAT SAINT. If that soul   is  clothed in the AGAPE LOVE ROBES OF JESUS CHRIST, then God is merciful,  and will  deliver him from the pits of hell. That soul FOUND A RANSOM. JESUS SAID SEEK UNTIL YOU FIND,   KNOCK UNTIL THE DOOR IS OPENED. THE RANSOM WAS JESUS CHRIST THAT  SOUL IS THEN COVERED BY THE BLOOD, WHICH WAS THE RANSOM  PRICE PAID. That soul ALSO FOUND THE LIVING JESUS CHRIST, THE MYSTERY OF   GOD,  THE MYSTERY OF AGAPE LOVE. All others go to the pit.

BEHOLD, THIS HAVE I FOUND,

SAITH THE PREACHER,

COUNTING ONE BY ONE,

TO FIND OUT THE ACCOUNT

Which yet my soul seeketh, BUT I FIND NOT:

ONE MAN AMONG A THOUSAND

HAVE I FOUND."

(Eccl. 7: 27:28)

Here we find yet another verification  of this   difficult saying. ONE MAN IN A THOUSAND CAN ANSWER CORRECTLY. That which  the   soul seeketh after, that which is so desperately wanted within the human  soul is  AGAPE LOVE. Without it the soul dies, is eternally separated from it' s creator   and goes to the pit. With AGAPE LOVE AS THE INTERPRETER, one finds the mercy of God. If this be the case, then HOW MUCH  MORE SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED THAT WE FIND THE TRUTH AND UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF  GOD?

It is a hard thing to understand, but  God calls  many out of the world into the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Many are called   INTO THE  BODY OF CHRIST, THE SHEEPFOLD. Out of that many, God chooses HIS FEW, = CALLED  OVERCOMERS. IT IS A SELECTION PROCESS, AND THIS PROCESS IS BASED UPON = ONE THING; OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMANDS OF CHRIST. It is not   God's will  that ANY should perish, yet He knows ALL UNBELIEVERS WILL, AS WELL AS  THE VAST MAJORITY OF CHRISTIANS. What is the dividing line? What causes God to = select one and not another? We must at all cost find the Scriptural = answer.

"For ye see YOUR CALLING, = BRETHREN,

how that

NOT MANY

wise men after the flesh,

NOT MANY MIGHTY,

NOT MANY NOBLE,

ARE CALLED."

(1 Corinthians 1:26)

If not many are called, then how many  are CHOSEN?  ONLY A FEW, ONE IN A THOUSAND. The call of the Gospel is no joke;  it is the most serious of all callings. If you neglect the call, then    you are in  serious trouble for eternity. DO NOT NEGLECT THE CALL OF GOD, GIVE  ALL  DILIGENCE TO IT. The vast majority of Christians are going to  eternal  ruin. ................

Editor's Note: I disagree with the idea that the other 999 out of 1000 Christians will go to eternal ruin. What I do believe is that they will be "saved so as through fire" (I Corinthians 3:15), which, relevant to Second Coming Prophecy, means they will go into the Tribulation without protection. That will hurt! So, once again, BE READY!!!

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