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3 Dec

 

The Seat of the Dragon

Part 1

Jesus said: „

Make sure that no man deceives you.‟

Satan cannot be exposed if we don‟t speak about him –this is not a way ofhonouring him, but exposing him. He will come to us as an angel of light and Jesus as well.

There are 2 contradicting „lights‟, one of which has the ability to deceive us. The point of the greatest interest is the point of the greatest contrast. Satan has been a liar from the beginning.

History of the Reformation of the sixteen Century

, J.H.Merle D‟aubigne,Book Vi, Chapter XII, Pp215, Martin Luther, 1483-1546 writes:“Luther..prover, by the revelations of Daniel and St. John, by the epistles of St. Paul, St. Peter,, and St. Jude,that the reign of Antichrist, predicted and described in the Bible, was the Papacy.

” Thomas Crammer, 14891556 inWorks by Crammer, Vol 1, pp6-7 wrote: “Whereof it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichristand the pope to be very antichrist himself. I could prove the same by many other scriptures, old writers and strong reasons

” (Referring to prophecies in Revelation and Daniel). In the book All

roads lead to Rome, Dorchestor House Publications, Michael de Semlyen, pp205, 1991: “A great cloud of witnesses: Wycliffe, Tyndale, Luther, Calvin,

Bunyan, the translator of the King James Bible and the men who published the Westminster and Baptist confessions of Faith; Sir Isaac Newton, Wesley Whifield, Jonathan Edwards and more recently Spurgeon, Bishop J.C. Ryle and Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones; these men among countless others all saw the office of the Papacy as the antichrist.

This has been common knowledge for many years. Why don‟t the media tell us these things? Why don‟t we know? Because it‟s being covered up.

Words spoken by Our Lady of LaSalette to Melanie Calvat in 1846 AD, afully approved Church Apparition: “

Rome will lose faith and become the seatof the Antichrist.”

W.F. Strojie, a conservative Roman Catholic scholar in TheLast Days of the Catholic Church, 1978, pp3 writes: “I scoff at the notion that anyone other than a pope could be the antichrist.

The false system of worship headed up by the pope will deceive the whole word.

.but how?

In Rev 13:2 „

and the beast (antichrist) that i saw was like a leopard; its feet

were like a bear‟s and its mouth was like a lion‟s mouth. And to it the dragon (satan)gave his power and his throne and great authority.‟ Rev 12:7,9 „And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan

..‟ Also Rev 20:2. Michael means

he who is what God is‟.

The

war in heaven was about worship and is continued today on earth.

As most people will not bow down to satan in his true form and character,

he will have to

trick us into worshipping him through deception. Math

24:4-

5 „And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man

 

deceive you

 

.

Satan cannot do this work on earth by himself therefore he gives his power

to a human being. We have to look for the

link between them.

Rev 13:3-

4: „..all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped

 

the

 

 

dragon which gave power unto the beast‟.

In other words, the antichrist

beast will transfix humanity that the entire world will wonder after him and

by doing that, the

worship that we give the Papacy or the antichrist beast,

is actually being

channelled through to satan. So where satan gives the

papacy his throne, his power and his authority, he does so that he (satan)

can receive worship. So

by acknowledging the papacy and by following

 

what he says we must do, we are actually channelling worship through

 

to satan

 

.

 

The Tabernacle

 

: the entire sanctuary in the Old Testament is a depiction

 

of the gospel in the New Testament

 

that we have today and is fulfilled in

the NT. Not only does it depict the NT gospel, but it also point towards a

 

heavenly sanctuary

 

(Heb 8:1&2) [discussed later]. In this sanctuary

system‟s Holy of Holiest, is the Throne of God.

When you walked into the earthly sanctuary, you walked in through a

 

single entrance

 

on the eastern side and you faced west, looking straight at

the Holy place, the Most Holy Place and the Shekinah glory, in other words

facing the light of God. Eze 8:15-

18 „Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen

 

this, O son of man? Turn thee yet again and thou shalt see greater

 

abominations

 

than these

. And he brought me into the inner court of the

 

Lord‟s h

 

 

ouse and behold, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the

 

porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men with their

 

 

backs

 

towards the temple of the Lord

 

and their faces toward east; and they

 

worshipped the sun

 

toward the east

.‟ Inside the temple of God (inside the

religious system), there are a number of people who turned their back on

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God (but

pretend to worship God) and they are worshipping the sun. When

turning, you are looking west, out of the sanctuary.

The

two covering cherubs of the ark point toward the two covering

angels/cherubs covering God‟s glory. Satan, when he was Lucifer, was one

of those 2 covering cherubs Eze 28:15-

19 „I will cast thee as profane out of

 

the mountain of God and I will destroy thee, O

 

 

covering cherub

,..‟ Satan

wanted that S

hekinah glory for himself. Lucifer means „light bearer‟. Lumin

= is the number of light

the way in which we measure light. Isaiah 14:12-

14 „

Four thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt

 

my throne above the stars of God;

 

 

I will sit also upon the mount of the

 

congregation in the sides of

 

 

the north; I will ascend above the heights of the

 

clouds;

 

 

I will be like the most High.

.‟ Can satan put sun-worship inside the

temple?

 

The Link from the Antichrist to Satan

 

Efe 5:11 „

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead,

 

expose them

 

.‟ („Reprove‟ them – King James version). To make sure we don‟t

become part of satanic deceptions.

Pope John Paul II

said: “We are now standing in the face of the greatest

 

historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide

 

circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community

 

realise

 

this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the

 

church

 

and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel

Cardinal Karol Wojtyla

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_mOMKY/ys_9_27/ai_10888188

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This is

highest cardinal making a statement as he is about to become

 

pope

 

, that something major is about to happen, but the majority of the

 

world

 

don’t realise

it. Walking into the Vatican and up at the arch, you‟ll

see

eagles crowned, triple-crown tiara’s, on the right and left the

 

crowned divining serpent

 

. Inside the Basillica of St Pedras, the Gregorio

XIII monument, you have the

dragon over him with has claw outstretched

over the

name of the pope. This is a depiction of the power who is holding

 

him in. An

image on the papal crest itself is a dragon called the Vatis Can

 

(divining serpent). Walk to the tomb of pope Alexander the VI, and you‟ll find

the statue called

La Varita I (which means „the truth‟). She stands with her

foot on the earth, but

she‟s clasping something under her chin towards her

right shoulder (in the way a violin is played). It is mostly covered up by her

hair

it is the sun (the truth?).

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The Obelisk

The obelisk has been a part of pagan worship from the days of

 

antiquity. Obelisks have played a large part in the worship of Egypt.

 

Originally, the obelisk was associated with

 

sun worship. Pagans believed

 

that the obelisk also had a

 

sexual significance. Realizing that through

 

sexual union, life was produced, the phallus was considered, along with the

 

sun, a symbol of life. In order for the obelisk to carry out its intended

 

symbolism, it was placed upright

 

erect. Thus, the obelisk pointed up toward

 

the sun. ..the obelisk was often placed at the entrance of pagan temples

 

.”

http://www.godsonlygospel.com/pagan%20Connection2.htm

. This is a symbol of

 

the male power with the female sun energy

 

. If you knew history and

understood it, that‟s not something you would want outs

ide your temple if

you were a Christian. In the Bible they are referred to as „Bethshemesh‟. Jer

43:13 „

He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh.. houses of the

 

gods

 

..‟ James Hall in the Illustrated Dictionary of Symbols in Eastern and

Western Art

, published by HarperCollins, 1994: “Of the several functions of

 

the Pillar (obelisk) among early peoples, the Egyptian obelisk was worshiped

 

as the dwelling place of the

 

sun-god.

” The obelisk has obvious pagan

affiliations and yet,

smack damn in the centre, right outside the Vatican,

 

you will find one of the largest in the world

 

.

 

Carry-box or seedia

 

with the mystic fan of Bacchus. In the same way as the

 

Egyptian

 

kings, the pope is carried around.

 

Cleft cap

 

with two bands of the Roman Catholic Church comes from a

 

dragon

 

which was the fish-god (open mouth on top of his head and two tails

running down the sides.

The

Baal-Hadad: shown is the Assyrian-style relief of King Barraqqah from

Syria, 8

th century BC. Note the solar deity (Baal-Hadad) shown as a disk in a

crescent.

Roman Catholicism has this idea of

Mary and child, but yet all pagan

 

religions

 

, this idea is carried through i.e. in Egypt the mother and child

 

‘concept’

 

is carried through by Isus and Isirus, same in India and China.

This circular disk in the halfmoon/crescent moon is also found in Egyptian

symbolism on top of the all-seeing eye. When the pope holds up the

 

eucharist

 

for all to see in a process called transubstantiation (where the

body of Christ is literally turned into this bread

), they then place it into a

monstrous, with a circular disk = fulfilling a perfect example of a Baal-

Hadad. The Baal-Hadad was a sungod that was worshipped, with the moon

representing the sea as the sun would dip down behind the horizon every

night and die, just to be re-incarnated again. Today,

everytime when a

 

mass is done and pope Benedict is showing this sun-disk

 

(image shown),

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for the world to see

this is a fulfilment of an ancient pagan right, being

 

cloaked under Christianity

 

. Satan also speaks out of both sides of the

mouth (male/female). Partaking in these ceremonies, people don‟t realise

that they are actually fulfilling pagan rituals and rights. So is it possible that

satan could bring sun-worship into the church? Absolutely.

Looking at the throne of the king of Rome

the pope, image shows a bright

sun. All these deceptions are related to sun-worship. Can we find a link to

satan:

Malachi Martin, a pontifical professor in the Vatican is quoting Pope

Paul VI‟s reference to a satanic enthronement ceremony held in Rome in the

book

The Keys of This blood pp632: “the smoke of satan has entered the

 

sanctuary

 

”. Catholic Archbishop Immanual Milingo‟s speech „Satanists at

work in the Vatican‟

delivered during Fatima 2000, International Congress

on World Peace,

Rome: “The devil in the Catholic Church is so protected

 

now that he is like an animal protected by the government

 

..‟ [Milingo cited

papal statements to back up his charges]. To the quest

ion, „Are there men of

 

the curia who are followers of Satan

 

?‟ Milingo responded, „Certainly there are

 

priests and bishops. I stop at this level of ecclesiastical hierarchy because I

 

am an archbishop, higher than this I cannot go

 

.‟ This is a devout catholic

archbishop admitting that there are certain things in the system, which the

membership has got no idea about.

Malachi Martin, 1995 wrote a book

Windswept House: He vividly described a

ceremony called “

The Enthronement of the fallen Archangel Lucifer’

 

purportedly held in St Paul‟s Chapel in the Vatican,.. The enthronement was

linked with concurrent satanic rites in the US on June, 29 1963. In

A

woman rides the beast

, pp 420, it states that “One finds every shade of New

 

Age, Occult and mystical belief inside the Roman Catholic Church

 

..‟Catholic

World‟

had an entire issue affirming the New Age movement, without a

word of condemnation or correction (May/June 1989). Thousands of priests

and nuns

practice yoga and other forms of Hindu or Buddhist mysticism.

(Roman) Catholic retreat centres

around the world mix „Christianity‟ with

Hinduism, Buddhism, and all manner of New Age beliefs and practices.” A

news article is shown titled „

Catholic priest has yen for zen’. These ideas

are not in contradiction to their beliefs. Malachi Martinn in

The Fatima

Crusader

states that “Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in

 

the Vatican in the last 35 years, is well aware that the

 

prince of darkness

 

has had and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome

 

.” Judy

McLeod in

Canadafreepress.com February 23, 2005: “100 Catholic priests

have signed up for

the world’s first university course in devil worship

 

and Satanism,

 

no officially underway in Rome.”

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You have to look at this from all perspective (

extra-Biblical), history and

 

the Bible:

 

T-systems

is an International tele-communications Company (14 billion

Euro‟s turn

-over) was invited to put a new telephone system in, where if you

were to phone Rome, you could phone one telephone number: Official Press

Release from T Systems:

 

CALL ROME 060606: ONE NUMBER, ONE CITY (June 18

 

th 2002):

Which

month is June (6), how many sixes makes 18 (3). This is called

signal

information

confirming what the Bible is saying www2.comune.roma.it

 

William is an author of 7 books, he‟s an ex

-satanic high-priest, ex voodoohigh

priest, 9 degree

„Ordo temple orientes which is a system put in place

by Allister Crowley, ex- high free mason and member of the Illuminati.

(

video are shown – verbatum). He wanted to go into the ministry, knew very

little about the Bible

went to college (roman catholic system), to be a priest

plans got derailed by the vatican council, telling him that the Bible wasn‟t

really true, that the little he knew about the Bible was false etc. 2

convergent forces (2 professors that would today be called New Agers

word

not known then), played on a doctrine that

the priest is another Christ.

They told him that if he wanted to be another Christ, he needed to

do the

 

things that Jesus did

 

. They did not believe that Jesus was God Almighty

and that he was just a

descended master. He began studying the occult

(thinking he would become more Christ-like). He realised the most efficient

way of studying this, was to become a

witch. Some of his spirit guides and

witch friends told them they needed to get involved in

Satanism. Bought the

satanic bible and agreed with much of it. Satan works very gradually to

introduce you to more and more bizarre doctrines until you become

overwhelmed. He joins the

church of satan, 2nd degree (called „warlock‟) –

received a certificate signed by

Anton Levey (head of church of satan) he

had to become a

freemason. He went through all the levels (shown is a

shrine portrait)

he covered all the branches and beyond. Received a

 

Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret certificate

 

called Orbo Abcau (order

out of chaos). Many freemasons at the lower levels don‟t understand w

hat

they‟re involved in. He was now worthy to become a Satanist. That meant,

he had to

sell his soul to the devil! He didn‟t realise that the devil already

had it. He had to sign his name on the contract in blood and in the Black

Book. However, before he could get onto the priesthood of Satanism, he had

to get 7 people to sell their souls to the devil. The other thing he had to do,

was to

become a catholic priest! You cannot be a satanic priest unless,

 

first of all, if

 

you’re not a catholic priest

! In other words, the people on

the ground, who have no idea what they‟re doing, are actually fulfilling

satanic rituals.

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This is confirmed on

The Cutting Edge website: “Former Satanists have

 

unanimously told me that there is absolutely no difference between a catholic

 

priest saying a rote script (the Mass) before the altar, using the candles, the

 

prayer beads, the Holy Water and other implements, and a Witch saying a

 

rote ritual before the altar, using exactly the same implements that carry

 

exactly the same meaning! Roman Catholicism said in Latin is powerful White

 

Magic Witchcraft

 

.http://www.cuttingedge.org/news/n1893.cfm.

(videoclip used) Jesus and the Gurus (heavy metal satanist-band)

upside

down cross and pentagram symbol: Lucifer

messiah on his t-shirt. Black

nailpolish. Two-fingered salute (confirm allegiance to one another). At one

point he puts on the catholic clothing and goes through the whole ritual

(man impersonating satan on the right) burning the Bible.

“The inverted cross is a blaspheme or mockery of the Christian cross.”

The

Texas Cop Shop Occult Dictionary. Exposing Satanism

confirms this: “The

 

Upside Down Cross

 

symbolizes mockery and rejection of Jesus. Necklaces

 

are worn by many Satanists. It can be seen on rock singers and their album

 

covers.

 

” A Photo (CNN) is shown of the pope sitting on a chair with the

 

upside down cross

 

imbedded in it. When the pope visited the holy land, he

is seen sitting on this chair once again, in front of a symbol of Jesus Christ.

The pope has his

2 fingers up (explained later) and the CBS caption says:

The pope sits on the alter at Korazim. The backdrop depicts Christ with an

 

open

 

book that reads, „Love your enemies, I

(satan) will come soon.”

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The inverted Cross has been

 

a satanic symbol since the 7

 

th century. The various inverted crosses shown

 

are signs of belonging to satanic worship. At satanic meetings, they are used

 

in various ways to desecrate or mock Jesus

 

.”

The

bent or broken cross – photo‟s are shown of pope John and pope

Benedictus with it. Catholic scolar Pierce Compton in the book

Hidden Hand

in the Vatican

(p 72) by Neville Spearman, 1981 says :”The Bent crucifix is a

 

sinister symbol, used by Satanists in the sixth century, that had been revived

 

at the time of Vatican Two. This was a bent or broken cross, on which was

 

displayed a repulsive and distorted figure of Christ, which the black

 

magicians and sorcerers of the Middle Ages had made use of to represent the

 

Biblical term „Mark of the Beast‟. Yet, not only Paul VI, but his

 

successors, the

 

two John-Pauls, carried that object and held it up to be revered by crowds,

 

who had not the slightest idea that it stood for anti-Christ

 

.”

The incidence of

satanic paedophilia rites and practices was already

documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed as

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Turin, in Italy and South Carolina in the United States. The cultic acts of

satanic paedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of

the Fallen rites.”

Keys of This Blood, Fr. Malachi Martin, p632. It other

words, it is part of the rituals of the Fallen Archangel.

CNN reports on

Sunday,

July the 15th 2007, that the diocese was to settle sex-abuse

 

claims for $660 million

 

. This is going on inside the entire Catholic system.

They

abuse children for their satanic rituals. People caught are not

reprimanded at all.

CNN reports that “the settlements push the total amount

 

paid out by the US church since 1950 to more than $

 

2 billion with about a

 

quarter of that coming from the Los Angeles archdiocese

 

.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/14/church.abuse.ap/index.html

. “As part of

 

the settlement process, the Los Angeles archdiocese released documents that

 

showed a pattern of denial: Priests accused of sexual misconduct

 

took sick

 

leave, were sent to therapy or transferred

 

to other parishes and most

 

were allowed to continue in the ministry for years after the first accusations

 

.

Malachi Martin continues “

Suddenly it became unarguable that now, during

 

this papacy, the Roman Catholic organization carried a permanent presence of

 

clerics who

 

worshipped satan and liked it; of bishops and priests who

 

sodomized boys and each other

 

; of nuns who performed the „Black Rites’

 

of Wicca

 

, and who lived in lesbian relationships…every day, including

 

Sundays and Holy Days, acts of

 

heresy and blasphemy and outrage and

 

indifference

 

were committed and permitted at holy Altars by men who had

 

been called to be priests

 

.” In his book Windswept House he says:

Sacrilegious actions and rites were not only performed on Christs‟s Altars,

 

but had the support or at least the unspoken permission of certain Cardinals,

archbishops and bishops. In total number, they were a minority

anything

from one to ten percent of Church personnel

.”

The Bible says there‟s a link between satan and the anti

-Christ. History

proves this.

 

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No Turning Back

3 Dec
When a skydiver steps to the edge of the aircraft door and leaps away from the plane, he knows there is no turning back.  He’s gone too far, and if he should forget to strap on his parachute, nothing can save him and he will certainly plummet to a frightening death. What a tragedy! But there is something even worse that can happen to a person. Indeed, it is far worse to come to the point of no return in your relationship with God.  Yet millions are approaching this point and have no idea! Is it possible that you are one of them?  What is the awful sin that could lead to such a fate? Why can’t God forgive it? For a clear and penetrating answer, yet also full of hope, take a few minutes with this fascinating Study Guide.

1. What is the sin that God cannot forgive?

“All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” Matthew 12:31.

Answer:   The sin God cannot forgive is “blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.”  But what is “blasphemy against the Holy Ghost”?  People have many differing beliefs about this sin.  Some believe it is murder; some, cursing the Holy Ghost; some, committing suicide; some, killing an unborn child; some, denial of Christ; some, a heinous, horrible, extremely wicked act; and others, worshipping a false god!  The next question will shed some helpful light on this crucial matter.

Murder, though terrible, is not the sin God cannot forgive.

Murder, though terrible, is not the sin God cannot forgive.

2. What does the Bible say about sin and blasphemy?

“All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men.” Matthew 12:31.

Answer:   The Bible clearly says that all kinds of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven.  So none of the sins listed in the previous answer is the sin that God cannot forgive.  No single act of any kind is the unpardonable sin.
Sounds Contradictory Yes, it sounds contradictory, but both of the following statements are true:
A. Any and every kind of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven.
B. The blasphemy or sin against the Holy Ghost will not be forgiven.
Jesus Made Both Statements Jesus made both statements in Matthew 12:31, so there is no error here.  To harmonize the statements we must discover the work of the Holy Ghost.  By the way, the word “ghost” comes from “ghast”, the Old English word for “spirit”.

The Holy Spirit guides people to Bible truth.

The Holy Spirit guides people to Bible truth.

3. What is the work of the Holy Ghost, or Spirit?

“He [the Holy Spirit] will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” “He will guide you into all truth.” John 16:8, 13, NKJV.*

Answer:   The work of the Holy Spirit is to convict me of sin and to guide me into all truth.  The Holy Spirit is God’s agency for conversion.  Without the Holy Spirit, no one feels sorrow for sin, nor is anyone ever converted.
*The Holy Bible, New King James Version, (C) 1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission.

God will forgive any sin that I confess to Him.

God will forgive any sin that I confess to Him.

4. When the Holy Spirit convinces me of sin, what must I do to be forgiven?

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.

Answer:   When convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit, I must confess my sins in order to be forgiven.  When I confess them, God not only forgives me but He also miraculously cleanses me from all unrighteousness.  God is waiting and ready to forgive me for any and every sin I may commit (Psalms 86:5), but only if I confess and forsake it.

Those who cover up sin rather than confessing it will not be blessed of God.

Those who cover up sin rather than confessing it will not be blessed of God.

5. What happens if I do not confess my sins when convicted by the Holy Spirit?

“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13.

Answer:   If I do not confess my sins, Jesus cannot forgive my sins.  Thus, any sin that I do not confess is unpardonable until I confess it, because forgiveness always follows confession.  It never precedes it.
Terrible Danger of Resisting the Holy Spirit Resisting the Holy Spirit is terribly dangerous because it so easily leads to rejection of the Holy Spirit, which is the sin God can never forgive.  It is passing the point of no return.  Since the Holy Spirit is the only agency given to bring me conviction, if I permanently reject Him, my case is thereafter hopeless.  This subject is so important that God illustrates and explains it many different ways in Scripture.  Watch for these different explanations as you continue exploring this Study Guide.

When convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit, I must respond at once.

When convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit, I must respond at once.

6. When the Holy Spirit convicts me of sin or leads me to new truth, when should I act?

Answer:   The Bible says:
A. “As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me.” Psalms 18:44.
B. “I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.” Psalms 119:60.
C. “Behold, now is the accepted time behold, now is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2.
D. “And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptised, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” Acts 22:16.
The Bible repeatedly states that when I am convicted of sin, I must confess it at once.  And when I learn new truth, I must accept it without delay.

God warned the people in Noah's day that His Holy Spirit would not keep pleading with them forever; nor will it today.

God warned the people in Noah’s day that His Holy Spirit would not keep pleading with them forever; nor will it today.

7. What solemn warning does God give about the pleading of His Holy Spirit?

“My spirit shall not always strive with man.” Genesis 6:3.

Answer:   God solemnly warns that the Holy Spirit does not indefinitely continue pleading with a person to turn from sin and obey God.

Shutting off an alarm clock instead of getting up will bring me to the place where I no longer hear it.  In the same way, shutting off the Holy Spirit will cause me to become deaf to His voice.

Shutting off an alarm clock instead of getting up will bring me to the place where I no longer hear it.  In the same way, shutting off the Holy Spirit will cause me to become deaf to His voice.

8. At what point does the Holy Spirit stop pleading with a person?

“Therefore speak I to them in parables: because … hearing they hear not.” Matthew 13:13.

Answer:   The Holy Spirit stops talking to a person when that individual becomes deaf to His voice.  The Bible describes it as hearing, but hearing not.  There is no point in setting the alarm on a clock in a deaf person’s room.  He won’t hear it.  Likewise, a person can condition himself to not hear an alarm clock ring by repeatedly shutting it off and not getting up.  The day finally comes when the alarm goes off and he does not hear it.
Don’t Shut Off the Holy Spirit So it is with the Holy Spirit.  If I keep shutting Him off, one day He will speak to me and I will not hear Him.  When that day comes, the Spirit sadly turns away from me because I have become deaf to His pleadings.  I have passed the point of no return.  What a solemn, disquieting warning against resisting the Spirit’s voice!

When I receive new light from God's Word, I must follow it at once without delay.

When I receive new light from God’s Word, I must follow it at once without delay.

9. God, through His Holy Spirit, brings light (John 1:9) and conviction (John 16:8) to every person on earth.  What must I do when I receive light from the Holy Spirit?

“The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.  The way of the wicked is as darkness.” Proverbs 4:18, 19.  “Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.” John 12:35.

Answer:   The Bible rule is that when the Holy Spirit brings me new light or conviction of sin, I must act at once–obey without delay.  If I obey and walk in the light as I receive it, God will continue giving me light.  If I refuse, even the light that I have will go out, and I will be left in darkness.  The darkness that comes from a persistent and final refusal to follow light is the result of rejecting the Spirit, and it leaves me without hope.

Judas' unpardonable sin was covetousness because he refused to confess and forsake it.

Judas’ unpardonable sin was covetousness because he refused to confess and forsake it.

10. Can any sin become the sin against the Holy Spirit?

Answer:   Yes, if I steadfastly refuse to confess and forsake any sin, I will eventually become deaf to the Holy Spirit’s pleading and thus pass the point of no return.  Following are a few Bible examples:
A. Judas’ unpardonable sin was covetousness (John 12:6).  Why?  Was it because God could not forgive it?  No!  It  became unpardonable only because Judas refused to listen to the Holy Spirit and confess his sin of covetousness.  Eventually he became deaf to the Spirit’s voice.
B. Lucifer’s unpardonable sins were pride and self-exaltation (Isaiah 14:12-14).  God can forgive these sins.  Lucifer could have been pardoned and cleansed, but he refused to listen until he could no longer hear the Spirit’s voice.
C. The Pharisees’ unpardonable sin was refusal to accept Jesus as the Messiah (Mark 3:22-30).  They were convinced repeatedly with deep, heartfelt conviction that Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of the living God of heaven.  But they hardened their hearts and stubbornly refused to accept Him as Saviour and Lord.  Finally they grew deaf to the Spirit’s voice.  Then one day, after another great miracle by Jesus, the Pharisees told the multitude that Jesus received His power from the devil.
Christ at once told them that attributing His miracle-working power to the devil indicated they had passed the point of no return and had blasphemed the Holy Ghost.  God could have, and joyfully would have, forgiven them.  But they refused until they were stone deaf to the Holy Spirit and could no longer be reached.
I Cannot Choose the Consequences When the Spirit makes His appeal, I can choose to respond or refuse, but I cannot choose the consequences.  They are fixed.  If I consistently respond, I will become like Jesus.  The Holy Spirit will seal, or mark, me in the forehead as a child of God (Revelation 7:2, 3), and thus assure me of a place in God’s heavenly kingdom.  If I persistently refuse to respond, I will grieve the Holy Spirit away and He will leave me forever, thus sealing my doom.  What a solemn warning against ignoring the Holy Spirit!

King David knew that if the Holy Spirit forsook him, he would be lost.  That is why he asked God not to remove His Holy Spirit.

King David knew that if the Holy Spirit forsook him, he would be lost.  That is why he asked God not to remove His Holy Spirit.

11. After King David had committed a terrible double sin of adultery and murder, what anguished prayer did he pray?

“Take not thy holy spirit from me.” Psalms 51:11.

Answer:   He pleaded with God not to take the Holy Spirit away from him.  Why?  Because David knew if the Holy Spirit left him, he was doomed from that moment.  He knew that only the Holy Spirit could lead him to repentance and restoration, and he trembled at the thought of becoming deaf to His voice.  The Bible tells us in another place that God finally left Ephraim alone because he was joined to his idols (Hosea 4:17) and would not listen to the Spirit.  He had become spiritually deaf.  The most tragic thing that can happen to any person is for God to have to turn away and leave him alone.  Don’t let it happen to you!

Sin is like water.  Continuing in sin puts out the fire of the Holy Spirit.

Sin is like water.  Continuing in sin puts out the fire of the Holy Spirit.

12. What serious, weighty command did Paul give to the church in Thessalonica?

“Quench not the Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 5:19.

Answer:   The Holy Spirit’s pleading is like a fire that burns in a person’s mind and heart.  Sin has the same effect on the Holy Spirit as water has upon fire.  As I ignore the Holy Spirit and continue in sin, I pour water on the fire of the Holy Spirit.  Paul’s awesome words to the Thessalonians also apply to us today.  Don’t quench the fire of the Holy Spirit by repeatedly refusing to heed the Spirit’s voice.  If the fire goes out, I have passed the point of no return.
Any Sin Can Quench the Fire Any unconfessed or unforsaken sin can ultimately snuff out the fire of the Holy Spirit.  It could be refusal to keep God’s holy seventh-day Sabbath.  It could be use of tobacco.  It could be failure to forgive one who has betrayed or otherwise injured you.  It could be immorality.  It could be keeping God’s tithe.  Refusal to obey the Holy Spirit’s voice in any area pours water on the fire of the Holy Spirit.  Don’t put out the fire.  No greater tragedy could take place.

13. What other shocking, almost inconceivable statement did Paul make to the Thessalonian believers?

“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:  That they all might be damned [lost] who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.

Answer:   What powerful, shocking words!  God says that those who refuse to receive the truth and conviction brought by the Holy Spirit will (after the Spirit departs from them) receive a strong delusion to believe that error is truth.  Talk about a sobering thought!

The Lord will shut many professed Christians out of heaven because they refuse to obey Him.

The Lord will shut many professed Christians out of heaven because they refuse to obey Him.

14. What wrenching experience will some who have been sent these strong delusions face in the judgment day?

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:22, 23.

Answer:   Those who are crying “Lord, Lord” will be shocked and stunned that they are shut out.  They will be absolutely positive that they are saved.  Jesus will then doubtless remind them of that crucial time in their lives when the Holy Spirit brought new truth and conviction.  It was crystal clear and obviously true.  It kept them awake nights, troubled and wrestling over a decision.  How their hearts burned within them!  Finally, they said, “No!”  And they refused to listen further to the Holy Spirit.  Then came a strong delusion that caused them to feel saved when they were lost.  Could a human being face any greater tragedy?

Assurance that disobeys God is a false assurance that will doom many.

Assurance that disobeys God is a false assurance that will doom many.

15. What special words of warning does Jesus give to help us avoid believing we are saved when we are actually lost?

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 7:21.

Answer:   Jesus solemnly warned that not all who have the feeling of assurance will enter His kingdom, but rather, only those who do His will.  All of us desire assurance of salvation.  It is a divine imperative.  However, there is a false offer of assurance sweeping Christendom today that promises people salvation while they continue living in sin and manifest no changed lifestyle whatever.
Pastors Alarmed More and more prominent church leaders are alarmed that so many church buildings are packed with people who have the feeling of “assurance”, yet really have not been changed by Jesus Christ.  Nor do they obey Him.
Jesus Clears the Air Jesus says that true assurance is only for those who do His Father’s will.  When I accept Jesus as Lord and Ruler of my life, my lifestyle will change radically.  I will become a completely new creature (2 Corinthians 5:17).  I will gladly keep His commandments, do His will (John 14:15), and joyously follow where He leads (1 Peter 2:21).  His fantastic resurrection power (Philippians 3:10) transforms me to His image (2 Corinthians 3:18).  His glorious peace floods my life (John 14:27).  With Jesus dwelling in me through His Spirit (Ephesians 3:16, 17), “I can do all things” (Philippians 4:13) and “nothing shall be impossible” (Matthew 17:20).
Fabulous True Assurance Versus Counterfeit Assurance As I follow where the Saviour leads, He promises that no one can take me out of His hand (John 10:28) and that a crown of life awaits me (Revelation 2:10).  What amazing, glorious, genuine security Jesus gives His followers!  Assurance promised under any other conditions is counterfeit.  It will lead people to heaven’s judgment bar, feeling certain they are saved when they are, in fact, lost (Proverbs 16:25).

If I make Jesus the Lord of my life, He promises to save me in His kingdom.

If I make Jesus the Lord of my life, He promises to save me in His kingdom.

16. What is God’s blessed promise to His faithful followers who crown Him Lord of their lives?

“He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 1:6; 2:13.

Answer:   Praise God!  Those who make Jesus the Lord and Ruler of their lives are promised the miracles of Jesus that will see them safely through to His eternal kingdom.  Nothing could be better than that!

Jesus promises to enter my life when I open the door to Him.

Jesus promises to enter my life when I open the door to Him.

17. What additional glorious promise does Jesus make to us all?

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:  if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20.

Answer:   Jesus promises to enter our lives when we open the door to Him.  It is Jesus who knocks on the door of your heart and mine through His Holy Spirit.  He–the King of kings, the Saviour of the world–takes time from superintending the universe to come to you and me for regular loving visits and friendly, caring guidance and counsel.  What folly, what an unbelievable calamity, that we should ever be too busy or too disinterested to form a warm, loving, lasting friendship with Jesus.  Jesus’ close friends will be in no danger of being rejected on the judgment day.  Jesus will personally welcome them into His kingdom (Matthew 25:34).

Plan to be part of that joyous group who will meet in the clouds on the day of His appearing.

Plan to be part of that joyous group who will meet in the clouds on the day of His appearing.

18. Will you decide to always open the door as Jesus knocks at your heart and be willing to follow where He leads you?

A Parting Word This is the final Study Guide in our series of 27.  Our loving desire is that you have been led into the presence of Jesus and have experienced a fantastic new relationship with Him.  We hope that you will walk closer to the Master every day and will soon join that joyous group who will be translated into His blessed kingdom at His appearing.  If we do not meet on this earth, let us agree to meet in the clouds on that great day.

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