|Matthew 28 |
1 Now at the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene, along with the other Mary, came to see the tomb.
2 And behold, a great earthquake occurred as an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his garment was as white as snow.
4 And in fear of the angel, the guards trembled and became like dead men.
5 And the angel said to the women, "Fear not, for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified.
6 He is not here. For he is risen, as he said he would rise. Come, see the place where the Lord was laid.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and behold, he goes before you into Galilee. You shall see him there. Behold, I have told you."
8 So the women departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy and ran to take his disciples word of the events.
9 As they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "All hail." And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him.
10 Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go into Galilee, and there they shall see me."
11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the guards from the tomb went into the city, and told the chief priests all the things that had occurred.
12 And when the priests had assembled with the elders and had discussed it, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers,
13 Saying, "Say that His disciples came by night, and stole him away while you were sleeping.
14 And if the governor hears of this, we will explain this to him to keep you safe."
15 So they took the money, and did as they were ordered; and this story is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
16 Now the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had instructed.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.
18 Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
19 Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit;1
20 Teaching them to observe all the things that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the world."2 Amen. [So, his true disciples are supposed to be teaching us to observe all his commands; but Christendom ignores all his commands. The disciples are not still alive on the earth waiting on the end of the world; this statement makes no sense, unless you realize the end of the world is a personal experience — as it was for the disciples — for they saw the end of the world. When you have been crucified, and the world has crucified to you, Gal 6:14, the world ends as you step into a different parallel dimension, the Kingdom of God which is within and around us. The world passes away from our sight when the Kingdom is entered.]
1 Go and teach in all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is one of the verses that George Fox said was corrupted by the translators, who translated "baptizing them in the name" instead of "into the name," which Fox said was the original Greek word. Why does Fox think that is important? Because to be baptized into the name of Jesus means to become a part of His body; and to become a part of His body only occurs after your selfish spirit has been crucified, mortified to death, and destroyed on the inward cross of self-denial through great tribulations and suffering. The only baptism that could possibly put you into His name to become a part of His body is the baptism of death, which is not the baptism of John in water, but is the one baptism: the baptism of fire that is performed by the Lord Himself; and this could only occur after a man has been taught how to observe all the commands of Jesus, which the next verse clearly states as required, and which commands of Jesus include: "be perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect; be merciful, as your Father also is merciful."
This verse is further subject to controversy of the Roman church adding it to support their invented trinity, with not a mention in all of scripture, based on the following five evidences:
Delivering you from the [Jewish] people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you,
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, release from sin's slavery, and an inheritance among those who are sanctified and purified by faith in me.' Acts 26:17-18
which Paul further clarifies, saying Christ sent him not to baptize:
I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius;
Lest any should say that I had baptized in my own name. And I also baptized the household of Stephanas.
Besides these, I do not know whether I baptized any other.
For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel; not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
1 Cor 1:14-17
It appears this is another forged verse inserted to support the Roman sect's invented three-person God, the trinity, itself having three serious problems: 1) the word trinity cannot be found in the entire Bible, 2) it conflicts with the Bible's several "one God, the Father" statements, and 3) the Father and Jesus are not persons for they fill the entire earth and the heavens. The "trinity" is just another invented image to worship, which is worshiped by the Roman sect, the Orthodox sects, and the vast majority of the Protestant sects.
Think of natural light: when you pass the white light through a glass prism, it exits as a rainbow of seven different colors: infrared, red, orange, green, blue, violet, ultraviolet; but they are all part of the same light. There are only two Spirits: the Spirit of God, and the spirit of Satan. Jesus, the Father, and the Holy Spirit are spirit beings, and they are all one Spirit. Jesus the Holy Spirit, and the Father are manifestations of the same one Spirit of God; not the three persons of the trinity. The seven spirits of God are manifestations of the one Spirit too, but they are not a seven-headed god. The "trinity" invention itself is rather trivial, but being sent to baptize people vs. being sent to preach the gospel of repentance with release from the bondage (remission) of sin is a radical distortion. It creates a false "great commission" with focus on baptizing with water to wash outward dirt, instead of making disciples free of sin, who when washed with the water of word, to be cleansed on the outside and inside, are then baptized with the fire of the Holy Spirit. To baptize with water is far easier than teaching men to "observe all the things that I have commanded you, (verse 20), including "be perfect as your Father in heaven who is perfect" and "be merciful, as your Father also is merciful," Mat 5:48, Luke 6:36. Therefore the so-called "great commission" has sent millions of hypocrites across sea and land to baptize converts, while being totally unable to teach their "converts" how to observe all the commands of Jesus, which has left their converts twice as fit for Hell as those who baptized them.
Whatever the proper commission, no one is supposed to go and preach or teach unless they have been trained, perfected, and restored to the image of God that Adam had before falling, specifically authorized to teach or preach, and then sent by the Lord of the harvest, being told by the Spirit of God exactly what to do and what to say when they arrive; any others are the false prophets that Jesus warned us against. The prophet, who shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, .. — that prophet shall die. Deu 18:20.
The teacher is Christ. You are a blind pupil. If the pupil starts teaching before the teacher has authorized him, then the blind pupil thinks he can see and is superior to the teacher. (Luke 6:39-42). Jesus said: "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory," John 7:18. If yours words are not supplied by God immediately before speaking, you are speaking from yourself, seeking your own glory, and you are essentially claiming that your own words and deeds are superior to what Jesus' might have been, had He made his own decisions about what to say and do. The Lord of the harvest specifically sends forth his individual laborers. You must be explicitly appointed or gifted by the Holy Spirit before you are authorized; this does not include walking through open doors, having a feeling, having a burden in your heart, having a touch of God, (which is only his call to seek him), or because you want to. Such authorization comes from him directly and specifically; you hear him say: you are now a teacher, or: preach repentance with release from the bondage of sins. Christendom, in their arrogance, reads this passage, (Mat 28:19), and assumes it applies to themselves because they have read it; but they read "be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect" and "The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect [purified, restored to the spiritual image of God, specifically authorized, and perfected] will be like his master;" and somehow assume those verses doesn't apply to themselves. The unperfected disciple is a blind guide, whom Jesus told us to leave. Christianity if full of teachers and preachers who have never been taught and changed to perfection by God, never been authorized by the Spirit, never been sent by the Lord, never been told what to do, unable to hear the Word of the Lord from within their hearts, and unable to speak the Word of the Lord; they are sleeping, greedy, dumb dogs — blind guides who have led, and are leading, billions to the ditch and destruction of their souls.
2 Teaching them to observe all the things that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.
Teaching them to observe all the things that I have commanded you.
So, his true disciples are supposed to be teaching us to observe all his commands. But Christendom ignores all his commands. From the Word of the Lord within: "They have gutted Jesus. They have made the Bible hollow." Where is the teaching of Christ's commands in Christendom today? And who is showing people how to become obedient to all his commands?
- Who is teaching: Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect, Mat 5:48? (and then telling you how to comply?)
- Who is teaching: Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, Mat 6:33?
- Who is teaching: Repent or Perish, Luke 13:3?
- Who is teaching: Sin no more, John 5:14?
- Who is teaching: Believe in the light so that you may become children of the light, John 12:36?
- Who is teaching: If any man desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me, Luke 9:23?
- Who is teaching: So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be my disciple, Luke 14:33?
- Who is teaching: He who finds his life shall lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake shall find it, Matthew 10:39?
What? Not your preacher? Then he is not a disciple of Christ, but is a minister of Satan, transformed [masquerading] as a minister of righteousness. 2 Cor 11:14-15. And the above list is just a few of Jesus' commands: click here to see many more. So: Come out of her, my people, so that you do not share in her sins, and so you will not receive her plagues. Rev 18:4
I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
The disciples are not still alive on the earth waiting on the end of the world. This statement makes no sense, unless you realize the end of the world is a personal experience — as it was for the disciples — for they saw the end of the world. And the world passes away and disappears, along with its desires and lusts; but he who does the will of God remains forever. 1 John 2:17. So the world with its lusts and passions disappear together, crucified by the aid of the Spirit. After we are purified, Christ returns to establish his Kingdom within us, and the world as we know it disappears. We enter a different dimension — paradise or the Kingdom of Heaven. Now all these things happened to them as examples; and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world have [past tense] come. 1 Cor 10:11
The world ends as you step into a different parallel dimension, the Kingdom of God which is within and around us — it is a different dimension to be lived in, a spiritual dimension to be entered through personal tribulations while still physically on the earth; and then to dwell there forever. But, unless you enter the Kingdom of Heaven in this life, you will never have any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ or God. The Apostle Paul helps us understand the Kingdom of God within and among us, writing in the Bible's book of Acts: God .. is not far from every one of us. For in him we live and move, and have our being. Acts 17:27-28 — but we are not aware of this, because we are in a lower physical dimension. The physical dimension shares the same space as the higher spiritual dimensions; one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in you all. Eph 4:6. To enter the Kingdom of God within and around us, is to be dramatically translated to the spiritual dimension of consciousness and sight, in union with Christ and God, but walking on earth by the light of God. The world passes away from our sight when the Kingdom is entered.