Right Hand = All of Christianity (Seven Stars)

” I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.” Hosea 12:10

Christ’s parables do not create false analogies. They are true to such an extent that they can be deeply meditated upon and considered in exact detail and will remain completely authentic.

In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 the Christian church is presented as 7 stars on candlesticks shining from Christ’s right hand. The prophetic vision named real churches in 7 Anatolian cities, but they must be representative of the entire Christian church since they are the only ones in Christ’s right hand.

Hence Church history and the churches match the analogy of a right hand. Therefore by studying the concept of a right hand carefully even the details will match – and so we can appreciate more of the truth of what Jesus was describing.

The fingers of a hand do resemble candlestick holders, but there are not 7 fingers, only 5.

Likewise, in the description of the 7 churches, 2 of them are not on candlesticks – the first one and the last one. First Christ says of Ephesus he “will remove thy candlestick out of his place” (Rev 2.5) and last to Laodicea he says “I will spue thee out of my mouth” (Rev 3.16).

So the location of five of the stars is on fingers, but these two stars have to be put elsewhere: the wrist and palm.

Now consider how features of the locations of the hand will be analogous to the descriptions of the various churches:

  1. Ephesus  – The First Church: It’s moved to the wrist because that is where the hand starts, it is where Christ’s nail-print was, and hence the first early church is here. The witness of the church in Christianity’s home of Palestine and Syria was likewise moved away by Islam. The wrist is very strong, the entire hand relies upon it, just as we all rely upon the real Apostolic church of the first century that gave us the Bible. The wrist is at the base of the hand with no raised finger on it, so Ephesus is described as hating the lying false apostles, which is called the sin of the Nicolaitans, those who exalt themselves as religious lords over the laity.
  2. Smyrna – The Persecuted Church: matches the Pinky finger. It’s the
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Christians must oppose the sin of Race-Mixing

Study on the sin of race-mixing by Christians:

https://archive.org/details/20180502132934

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Race-mixing is a grievous sin against your family and it creates an irreligious society.

The Bible has examples of even godly men who made the carnal mistake of race-mixing and they paid dearly for their folly.

Christians must steadfastly reject this modernistic nonsense.

The idiotic preachers who condone miscegenation are blaspheming the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Race-mixing is a grievous sin against your family and it creates an irreligious society.

The Bible has examples of even godly men who made the carnal mistake of race-mixing and they paid dearly for their folly.

Christians must steadfastly reject this modernistic nonsense.

The idiotic preachers who condone miscegenation are blaspheming the gospel of Jesus Christ. The plan for the church-age is local-churches who are comprised of similar people from the same geographic area because this prevents confusion. God’s plan for nations since Genesis 10 has been separation and division into different geographic areas.

This means the churches – although one spiritually in Christ – must also be separated along racial and national lines. The Roman Catholic model is incorrect, the Orthodox/Protestant model of national churches is a little better, but the Baptist model of separation by each local area is the closest to the New Testament plan. Local churches should be separated by the race and culture of each local area.

It is more important that a young person marry within their same race and culture than that they marry a Christian. A marriage with an unbeliever is the joining of flesh therefore the flesh must be the same and not “strange” (Jude 1:7). A marriage is not a spiritual “sacrament” – it is an earthly duty of our natural human flesh and we perform it like obeying parents and going to work.

There is no such thing as a “Christian marriage” in the New Testament. You act like a Christian when you obey Christ in your marriage role, and make sure your children become Christians, whether married to an unbeliever or not.

It is, of course, advisable to marry a Christian, but it is more necessary that the marriage be to someone like your parents’ same race and culture so that you obey Christ by honouring them.


Legalistic False Teachers forbid Divorce and Remarriage

Let’s look what the Bible has to say on this topic.

First, consider just how flexible the Old Testament laws were regarding marriage, contradicting the notion that God is somehow incensed at divorce and remarriage:

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Discerning the Body of Christ in Communion

 

Jan Huss (Prague) was treacherously burned by the pope for rejecting Roman Catholic idolatry.

Jan Huss (Prague) was treacherously burned by the pope in 1415 for daring to preach against Roman Catholic idolatry.

“For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” 1 Corinthians 11:29.

What does this verse mean?

(link to podcast)

There are (at least) 3 major superstitions regarding Communion that should be avoided:

(1) that a communion service is a re-sacrifice of Jesus Christ and effective to obtain forgiveness of sins;

(2) that the communion bread is the Son of God and should therefore be worshipped;

(3) that Christ is somehow within the bread and therefore eating the bread is receiving Christ.

All three superstitions are based upon scriptural misunderstandings.

Early Reformers, like Jan Hus and John Wycliff, were burned at the stake for their deviations from Rome’s blasphemous ‘transubstantiation’ doctrine, yet many Protestants moved slowly toward a complete and proper understanding of the Lord’s Supper – to one based on scripture alone and free from pagan superstitions. Rejecting Rome’s ‘host’ worshipping idolatry, and their false sacrifice of the mass, many Protestants nevertheless retained notions of Christ’s ‘real presence’ as spiritually present inside the communion elements.

Jesus Christ’s real human body was the ‘bread’ given at the cross of Calvary for the sins of the world. The bread in communion is just a commemorative act – it is only a symbolic remembrance of what Jesus did.

So the ‘bread’ that saves us is only Jesus Christ’s body that he gave for us on the cross. It is received only by faith in the preaching of the gospel (John 6:28-29). The gospel message is that Christ Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

In contrast, the bread taken in a communion service is just an occasion when the people of God can outwardly demonstrate and commemorate their commonly held faith as members of Christ’s spiritual body (1 Corinthians 10:16-22; 11:17-34). The symbolism of the bread shows Jesus’ death, and by eating it together, that shows the communion of the people of God who have all together trusted in Christ. The ceremony is not called a ‘sacrament’ – it is called an ‘ordinance’ (1 Corinthians 11:2).

1 Corinthians 11:29 does not mandate that we recognize Christ’s body inside pieces of bread, but rather that our communion services should be conducted in an orderly fashion so that proper symbolism of the bread and wine can be clearly discerned.

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