The Spirit of Elijah 5 - The Inspiration of the Scriptures or The Imminent Coming of Christ
T he Inspiration of the Scriptures or The Imminent Coming of Christ
A choice must be made between the inspiration of the Scriptures and the imminent coming of Christ. These views are diametrically opposed.
The view of the imminent coming of Christ destroys the inspiration of the Scriptures and conversely, the view of the imminent coming of Christ annihilates the Holy Scriptures.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Matthew 15:3,6,9 Why do ye transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? Ye have made the word of God of none effect by your tradition. But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Psalm 119:89 Forever. O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.
Man is Created in the Image of God
When God created man, he was created perfect. When God created Lucifer, he was created perfect. When God creates anything, it is created perfect. This is simply because God Himself is perfect and it logically follows that anything created by Him must be perfect. It is also mature; it is also fully developed.
In the magnificent work of redemption, God will fully restore fallen man to his former glory. Whatever was lost in Eden by Adam, will be completely restored by the Lord Jesus Christ in His redemptive work.
This erroneous teaching finds itself in many parts of Canada. It embraces the concept that, "all things will be restored, even the devil", and "God is a God of mercy and will never consign anyone to such a hideous place as hell".
The correct Biblical statement is, "God will restore all things ... that He has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began".
God never spoke that the devil would be saved.
The insurance against error is to say what God says: to keep silent when He is silent: to emphasise where and what He does.
Oh, how it behoves each Christian believer to set his heart after the things God has spoken.
A More Sure Word of Prophecy
2 Peter 1:19-21 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
The Glory of the Lord
In each of the three dwelling places of God on the earth (The Tabernacle of Moses, the Temple of Solomon and the Christian Church) God has purposed to reveal His glory.
Exodus 40:34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
2 Chronicles 5:13,14 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.
Isaiah 60:1,2 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
Think of it! A church filled with the fullness of God the Father, the fullness of God the Son and the fullness of God the Holy Ghost.
Let faith rise in your heart. Believe the Word of God. The Christian Church is the greatest of all the dwelling places of God on the earth. The glory of God has yet to be revealed in her!