The Evening Will Tell

When we think of a group of children in an open place, somehow playtime should come to mind. During holidays or weekends, children could be seen gathering at the house of one person. They will play together and have fun. Sometimes some mothers will serve all of them some snacks. These children can sometimes get along so well, that if a total stranger happens to come around, they may not know whose child is which. But no matter how long they stay and play together, the evening time will always reveal who among them belong(s) in that particular house. The rest will have to go back to their respective houses one way or another.

Jesus said that the servant does not remain in the house forever, only the son does. We may all be rolling together now like we are God’s children, but the evening time will reveal who really is God’s; those who will remain with God. Those who aren’t will surely be sent away. Unlike the children’s case, only two homes are involved here, God’s and the devil’s. If you aren’t God’s, you are automatically the devil’s. So, as we all appear to be God’s children now, playing together at this temporary home, called earth, while God keeps serving us some good meals, do make sure you are God’s indeed. Don’t wait till the evening time before you know where you belong.

Please, thoughtfully answer this, Are you a son or a servant?

[34]Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth (is doing) sin is the servant of sin.
[35]And the servant abideth not in the house forever: but the Son abideth ever.

John 8:34-35

– Funmi P. Adebayo
(c) 2022

Funmi P. Adebayo is a preacher of the gospel of Christ and believes that His gospel covers everything, as God is God of all things without an exemption at all. God has helped him found a ministry by the name, THE SIMPLE LIFE OF CHRIST MINISTRY (AKA THE RESTING PLACE), the platform through which God’s Spirit is helping him to reach out to the world with the simple message of Jesus Christ and by the demonstration of the Spirit and of power, which is solely for the defense and the confirmation of the same gospel of Christ.

EXTRA TIME


Awake in the belly of winter
Amidst an entourage of snowy shadows
Too late yet early
Brave in Jubilee’s race
All dog sledges had
Phased through the 44 moons
And now it’s extra time
Whistle in 30 seconds
Will end a week’s millennium
Days for years
Gone bye and dry
With a monarch’s corpse left behind
Whatever is in a minuscule minute
Should not be denied before the cock crows
To summon the giant reaper

Rebekah E.
(c) 2020

THE DISPENSATION OF GRACE (God’s open Test for the World)

Since the first coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, when he shed His blood for the whole word, God is no more angry with humans, nor unleashing His wrath upon the world as before. Why? He is not looking at the world directly any longer. He is now looking at the world through the blood of Jesus, who died for the whole world.

By nature, our God is holy and a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29) and He is of purer eyes that He would never behold evil, and cannot look on iniquity (Habakkuk 1:13a). Also, when anything or person connected to sin comes close to Him (God) without any intermediate propitiation, fire spontaneously proceeds from Him to consume such.

This is the reason why the Israelites suffered so much devastation and many other nations were destroyed in the Old Testament but now the story has changed. There is no more unprotected, direct contact of humans with God again but through the blood of Jesus and the person of Jesus. This is also the reason why it seems as if God’s fear is fading because there is no more instant judgement for every evil committed per se. The only people that seem to receive an almost instant judgement now are those that go to the extreme in things they do as clearly stated in Ecclesiastes 7:16-17.

Nevertheless, I tell you, now is the time to fear God the more. Though it’s as if God has gone impotent and looks like He is not even concerned about happenings around (especially in churches), yet this God is still in control. Our God is still very much active and righteous and concerned about every thing. He is only waiting for the set time in His agenda (Acts 17:30-31). It is only at the last day the world will witness the wrath and the consuming fire of God of the Bible again. (Hebrews 12:28-29)

For now, it is an open-test season for all and sundry, when whosoever does whatsoever they like, even in Church and it will appear as if there is no God but He has given us His Word in the Bible and it is with this Word He shall judge everyone at the last day. (John 12:46-50)

So brethren, be encouraged for if we dread our teachers or lecturers open test where every one has an absolute freedom to do just anything in the exam hall, how much more should God’s open test be feared and carefully approached!

Matthew 24:11-13 says,

“And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many . And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”

This I say and declare today and always. My love for God shall not wax cold. What about you?

Thank you!

Adebayo Funmi

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WHEN THIS TEST WORLD IS OVER (THE CONCLUSION)

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Whilst maintaining our University education illustration, we should very much understand the things that will be, as prophesied in the Scripture of truth. Now we all know that celebration is so certain after the graduation, even before being launched into a business world. So also a special celebration awaits us that will be faithful to the end in following Jesus. We are going to have a dinner with the Lord. He Himself will come and take us for a dinner, which is called, THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB, according to the Scriptures. Revelation 19:5-9. Note that this will only be for those that are taken up during the rapture and those that died in Christ before rapture. Luke 12:35-38, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17.

According to the scripture, those that died in Christ are not really dead but are asleep and at the sound of the rapture trump they will arise. To illustrate, they are in a kind of lobby in a heavenly hotel, resting and waiting for the rapture day. (Just as hell is a waiting room/lobby for the lake of fire.Revelation 20:14 says, ‘And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.’)

This means that, it is at the rapture moment we will all be caught up together to meet with the Lord in the clouds and be with Him forever, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. Then the Lord will take us for the said dinner. And while this celebration is on, many that are left behind on earth will be undergoing the great tribulation time. Jesus said in Matthew 24:20-21, “But pray ye that your flight (the rapture moment) be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day (when you are cold spiritually): For then (after the rapture) shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” The truth is, so many will still make it to heaven at last through great tribulation. (Because by the time rapture takes place, many more people will eventually believe in the Holy Bible, and follow it.) But they will not partake of the supper. And also they will have to pay with their own lives, because the grace will not really be there again. Revelation 7:9-14. This shall not be our portion in Jesus’ Name. Amen. Going to heaven should not just be your prayer and earnest desire, but going to heaven with the flight (rapture).

Also just before this test, timed world will be finally over, every knee shall bow to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. This will be after the great tribulation, when the Lord Jesus Christ and all His saints, those with the rapture and those through the great tribulation will come back into the earth and reign over everyone that succumbed to the deception of the devil and rejected Jesus Christ’ testimony. This will be for a period of a thousand years, at the which time the devil will be bound in prison throughout those years. Then these scriptures will be fulfilled, Isaiah 45:22-23, Revelation 2:25-27 and 20:1-6.

And just before the millennia reign commences, the Lamb and His armies on their arrival in the earth will first battle with the beast, the Antichrist, and his armies. This is the battle of Armageddon. The beast shall lose and be thrown into the lake of fire alongside his false prophet, being the first to enter there. His remaining armies shall be slain by the Lamb, because He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Then the procession into the millennia reign comes in. Revelation 16:12-14 & 16, 17:14, 19:11-21.

Note this, the devil’s present most useful tool against us the followers of Jesus Christ is that of distraction, so that we may go off track and eventually miss our flight (rapture). The devil uses all the many activities of this world, including church activities sometimes to steal away the most important thing, which is our “personal” relationship with the Word (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. Luke 21:33-36, 12:35-40. Know this also that once saved is not saved forever; if you do not use your salvation rightly it can be taken away from you. Luke 19:20-26, Matthew 25:24-30, Philippians 2:13.

After the 1000 years of rule are expired, there shall be the final battle. When the devil shall be loosed from the prison, and shall deceive his followers one more time and lastly to come and fight with the Lamb and His armies (Gog and Magog Battle). The devil loses again and finally of course and he is cast into the lake of fire. Following this, all of God’s enemies are sentenced to judgement in the lake of fire. Then will come the end of this test world. All the world will be brought before the judgement throne. And though we will all be judged according to our works in this test world, what will decide if we make it into the better side of the next, untimed world, is if one’s name is found written in the BOOK OF LIFE. It is these ones that will constitute the family of God in the world to come. Revelation 20:7-15, 21:1-7. John 5:28-29

These truths may sound strange, but the Bible provides proofs to their authenticity and anyone can understand them, if we can practice maintaining a quiet spirit in the place of prayer to the One and only true living God, the God of the Bible. Such that God Himself brings us into His presence, where we study, maximizing the use of His words and ultimately just loving God for His Person.

In conclusion,
God created a time-zone world in between eternity, why? To get who will genuinely be of His family members and those who will not be, by reason of their choices, will be condemned into eternal damnation.

Revelations 1:8 perfectly sums this up:
“I am Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and The Ending, saith the Lord, which is (eternity), and which was (test timed-world), and which is to come (eternity), the Almighty.”

God bless
Adebayo Funmi
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