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ACCEPTING THE NEW KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAODICEAN ERA


 

Under the leadership of Mr. Armstrong, the church learned a great deal of knowledge.

Godís people are told to grow.

 

2Pe 3:18  but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

 

We must continue to grow, we cannot stand still, Godís instructions on the matter are clear, we must grow in grace and in knowledge.

 

With each era of Godís church comes new knowledge. When Mr. Armstrong was starting the Philadelphian era he took new knowledge to the leaders of the Sardis era.

This knowledge was rejected. The leaders would not accept this knowledge and so Mr. Armstrong started the Philadelphian era of Godís Church.

 

Now with the death of Mr. Armstrong many years ago, the Laodicean era of Godís church has now begun. It started when God revealed new knowledge to my late husband Jim McGinn in 1999 and myself a few months later and now our son Jesse also loves the new knowledge.

 

This era will have fantastic new knowledge restored to it, it is the church of the end time, it is the era which has the knowledge of eternal life restored to it.

 

Letís notice what the scriptures have to say about it.

 

Jer 23:20  The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly.

 

Mat 17:11  Jesus answered and said to them, "Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things.

 

Hab 2:2  Then the LORD answered me and said: "Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.

Hab 2:3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

 

Pro 2:3  Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding,

Pro 2:4  If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures;

Pro 2:5  Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God.

 

Pro 25:2  It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

 

Joh 17:3  And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

 

At the time of the end God will raise up the last era of His church, the Laodicean Era.

This era will have new knowledge given to it, all things will be restored, the understanding of end time prophesy will be given to it, the knowledge of eternal life will be given to it. The knowledge of God the Father and Jesus Christ, this knowledge has been lost, but will be restored.

 

We are the modern day Israelites, and our spiritual calling is a parallel of the ancient 40 years of wondering of the forefathers.

 

When the Israelites reached the Jordan, the spies, who were the rulers of the tribes, were sent out, but they brought back an evil report of the Promised Land.

 

Why? The Promised Land for the Israelites was to cross the Jordan River and to enter into a land which God had given them, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Today for us to cross the Jordan River and enter the Promised Land, is to accept the new knowledge of the Laodicean Era of Godís church, this knowledge is what is required for eternal life. To accept this new knowledge is to believe God.

The knowledge of eternal life, is strange to us, it is different to what we have learned, it can seem too big and scary for us to handle.

The spies were scared of the giants in the Promised Land, are we going to have that fear? The spies could see the land was indeed fantastic, with abundant produce, but the sight of the giants was too much and they were fearful.

 

However Joshua and Caleb had a fantastic attitude, they could see the land was indeed flowing with milk and honey, yes they also saw the giants, but to them they were nothing. Their attitudes were, if God was for them who could be against them.

 

DO WE HAVE THE ATTITUDE OF JOSHUA AND CALEB? OR DO WE HAVE THE ATTITUDE OF THE ISRAELITES? WHO GOD WIPED OUT BECAUSE OF THEIR DISBELIEF.



Just ask yourself honestly how much new knowledge have you learned since the death of Mr. Armstrong?

Remember this is Godís church, and this church will become the Laodicean Era. We must accept the new knowledge. The choice is yours.

 

Christ said He would build His church. Christ is going to build His church on the knowledge of who He is. This is new knowledge for the Laodicean church of God.

 

Verse 18 below shows that the Laodicean era will be built on the rock of who Christ is. Even though Satan will do all he can to prevent this knowledge being accepted by the church, the bible says the gates of hell will not prevail against it.

 

Mat 16:15  He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"

Mat 16:16  Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Mat 16:17  Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

Mat 16:18  And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

 

The Laodicean era will also be given the keys of the kingdom, this knowledge is restored knowledge and will be loved and accepted by the firstfruits.

 

Mat 16:19  And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

 

It is difficult to accept new things, we like to stay comfortable and be warm and cosy in the things we know, but God requires us to step out, be bold, believe Him, even if we have to move away from the teaching which we have held dear for so many years.

 

We have to grow, and the new knowledge is different from what we have learnt up until now.

Just as when Mr. Armstrong took new knowledge to the Sardis era, they did not want a bar of it, well today is no different, the new knowledge for this era, was rejected by the Philadelphian era, in 2001.

 

God will start His church, it will be filled with people who believe the new knowledge for this era, also there will be people who reject this knowledge. God is in charge.

 

This new knowledge is the knowledge which will enable us to have eternal life inherent, if we believe this new knowledge and love it and obey it, then we will have eternal life inherent.

 

This new knowledge is huge, it will take us a long time to give all that God has shown us, it will take many hours of teaching, but you must ask God to help you receive it, ask God to open your hearts and minds to have a heart that is willing to accept change, willing to accept truth, willing to accept growth.

 

We must pray and study about this new knowledge and if we do, God will open our minds to understanding.

 

At the time of writing, April, 2012 we have been studying these new things for 13 years.

So be prepared to study and pray for quite a while on the knowledge being restored.

 

We are not ordained ministers, but God has given this knowledge to firstly my beloved husband Jim and then to myself some months later, and now to our son Jesse.

God is no respecter of persons and God has given this knowledge to us. My husband and I tried to pass this knowledge on to the United Church in 2001 but it was rejected by them.

 

If you reject this knowledge because of who we are, that will be your choice, but I have stated God chose to give this knowledge to us, so you will need to accept that. If God wanted the leader of another church to have the knowledge, God would have given it to him, but He did not, He gave the knowledge to us. We accept this stewardship of His fabulous knowledge and we are doing all we can to prepare it for all those who have an ear to hear.

 

Please study and pray about this knowledge, it is the most important thing in your life, please give it your greatest priority.