Addressing The Problem of Too Many Bibles That Do Say The Same Thing!
The Report: A Call to Action
Premise: Today it is being reported that we have fifty major English Bibles and they all do not say the same thing. And there are hundreds of other Bibles in other languages, and they all do not say the same thing. This is a complex problem; Isaiah 28:8 says “For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. This is hard to hear, however this is written for the Saints of GOD today; according to Isaiah 28:5-6, “In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people. And for a spirit of judgment, for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.”
But the NIV is the best-selling version of the Bible in the World. Millions of dollars are being made on these products; products that undermine the integrity of the Word of God. It is being reported that the NIV is the most popular Bible in the world today and the NIV is one of the best sellers. Many use this Bible in Colleges and Universities. Today, there are other versions of the Bible that use the NIV as their base – these versions make a few changes to be awarded copyright.
We have discovered that the writers of the NIV have conspired to undermine the integrity of the Word of GOD to support the doctrine of the Trinity, restricting women’s roles in the Church and the writers’ private interpretations have interfered with the meanings of certain texts. And what makes this a complex problem is we have discovered that the translators of the KJV Bible have failed to consider what JESUS said in John 7:16-18 and what Apostle said in Galatians 1:8-9 regarding doctrine when the KJV was published.
In John 7:16-18, JESUS gave us a way to determine if doctrine is of man or GOD. And Apostle Paul was inspired by GOD in A.D. 49 when he wrote to the Saints in Galatians, instructions regarding preaching another gospel other than what was being preached at that time. The translators of the KJV failed to consider these factors. Today, the sleights of men are no longer required to justify the doctrine of the Trinity - The NIV has made a simple change to the text. For some to justify the doctrine of the Trinity. First, we will address when and why the Beast prevailed against the Saints of GOD and the writers of the NIV undermining the integrity of the Bible.
In the KJV Isaiah 28:10 explains how you should handle the word of GOD when studying it. It says: “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:” However, the writers of the NIV have changed this text; therefore, when you read Isaiah 28:10 in the NIV, you will not get this understanding. As we prepared this work, we used the KJV and the standards JESUS outlined in John 7:16-18, what Apostle Paul wrote in A.D. 49 regarding anyone preaching a new gospel being accused, and the principle for studying the Word of GOD according to the translators of KJV Isaiah 28:10.
In Acts Chapter 19, Luke writes how Apostle Paul was able to demonstrate what it takes for the name of JESUS to be magnified and for the Word of GOD to prevail. The scriptures and history show that when the beast prevailed against the saints of God, the name of JESUS was not magnified; in fact, the Saints of God were no longer allowed to be baptized in the name of JESUS. “That Way,” being baptized in the name of JESUS that Apostle Paul promoted in Ephesus did not prevail in Rome; in fact in AD 325, at the Council of Nicaea, it was decided that the only way that the Church would baptize was by using the formula “In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.” This could be considered the birth of the Holy Trinity. Records show the Apostles and others executed the command that JESUS gave in Matthew 28:18-19, by baptizing in the name of JESUS.
The Roman government did not allow the saints to baptize in the name of JESUS for the remission of sin any longer. After this happened, Constantine regarded himself as the head of the Church; we know that the Church has only one Head and that is Christ Jesus. However, there are some today who do not understand the revelation in Daniel Chapter Seven and Revelation chapter 13 regarding the beast prevailing against the saints of GOD; this has already happened. And according to Isaiah Chapter 28:5-6, now our job is to turn the battle to the gate. Consequently, today you will find there are many who profess to be Christians who are holding on to doctrines from the era when the Saints of the living God were in the hands of the beast.
Understanding Satan’s Battle Plan
Satan knows our weakness and Satan has laid out an excellent battle plan to conquer the saints of God again, however, Satan will fail in his second attempt to prevail against the saints of God; however, the saints of GOD must have a love for truth; only a remnant will find the way. Jesus said in Mark 3:27 – “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.” Satan knows for him to spoil the saints of God; the Holy Spirit must be bound. And Satan also knows that he cannot personally bind the Holy Spirit; however, the saints of God can by using doctrines of men and their practices. Satan knows today that the Bible is the means that the saints of GOD receive knowledge! In this warfare – what has Satan done! Satan has undermined the integrity of the written Word of GOD with different versions of the Bible.
The love of money – there is much money to be made in publishing Bibles, however for new Bibles to receive copyrights, they must not say the same thing. Below is how Satan is accomplishing his objective.
(1) Satan knows that if the changes are scattered throughout the Bible, many would never detect deceptions because many people do not understand doctrine and do not align scriptures precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, and here a little and there a little.
(2) Satan has removed some foundational scriptures. And Satan has changed text that will be overlooked by many; however, these slight changes sometimes change the meanings and intents of the scriptures.
(3) Satan knows that many Christians will have itchy ears and will not endure sound doctrine. Consequently, Satan has Bibles available to satisfy their desires.
Therefore, Satan’s battle plan is built on that foundation. Satan knows that the Word of God is good for the saints and if the saints of God are fed the sincere milk of the Word of God and meat as appropriate, he cannot spoil the saints of God. So, Satan has developed a very comprehensive battle plan in the dark to promote the bad wine which is a corruption of the Word of God. (The good wine is the Word of GOD.) Satan also knows that God has given to the Church, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; till we all come:
- In the unity of the faith,
- And of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
- And unto the knowledge of the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Satan knows that until this happens the saints will be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. Based on this understanding; Satan capitalized on this and used this as one of his stratagems. The writers of the NIV even changed Ephesians 4:13. The changes sound good; however, it has nothing to do with the text recorded in the King James Version of the Bible. The keys to bringing the saints in the unity of the faith are (1) the knowledge of the Son of GOD, unto a perfect man and (2) the knowledge of the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. The NIV’s changes in Ephesians 4:13, took this revelation away; consequently, today working to this end is not a focus of the leadership of the Church. Today it is being reported that there are more than 45 thousand denominations worldwide – 45,000 winds of doctrine.
Moreover, Satan also knew that some of the leadership of the Church would not receive the power of the Holy Ghost, would not understand doctrine, and would not believe today that GOD has Prophets and Apostles. Surely, if you have never received the power of the Holy Ghost, you will not believe that GOD has apostles and prophets today; however, if you have received the Holy Ghost in the name of JESUS, you will know GOD’s word is true and that power and authority have been given to the saints!
We have discovered that the NIV has removed foundations, changed texts, deleted text, and attempted to interpret precepts instead of translating them; these actions have had a negative impact on the edification process and the interpretation of the Word of GOD.
Here are some of the observations.
1 John 5:7-8 King James says: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (8) And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.”
The NIV says, 1 John 5:7 “For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.” The NIV does not mention what is recorded in King James at 1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Studies show this scripture is foundational. It is very important to understand this Truth because this is foundational. A Foundation that the NIV removed.
Isaiah 48: (16) Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me. (17) Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
God and His Spirit sent the Word. Isaiah 48:16 (God and His Spirit has sent me) Here “me” is the Word of God. To receive this revelation you must understand what is recorded at 1 John 5:7: For there are three that bear record in heaven: the Father, The Word, and the Holy Ghost and these three are one. Instead of translating Isaiah 48:16, the NIV attempted to interpret it. This action creates a problem of aligning this precept upon other precepts as required in Isaiah 28:10.
The NIV changed this text by removing this foundation. The NIV changed this text to read: “For there are three that testify:” There is no mention of the Father, The Word, and the Holy Ghost. Next, the NIV links 5:7 to 5:8; this stratagem was used to deceive the saints of God. Without cross-references, the reader would have never known the deletion of this foundation had occurred.
The Holy Trinity advocates: (1) GOD the Father (2) GOD the Son and (3) GOD the Holy Ghost and these three are one.
However, as we mentioned, the keys to the edification process are to come (1) In the unity of the faith, (2) And of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, (3) And unto the knowledge of the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. JESUS wants the Body of Christ to come together as one; however, Satan does not want this to happen, and he has been very effective in carrying out his plan.
To bring GOD’s plan to fruition, first, it is imperative to have the knowledge of the Son of GOD to a perfect man.
Seeing Jesus as The Lord's Chosen Servant (Matthew 12:15-21)
And Jesus is referred to as “my servant the BRANCH” at Zechariah 3:8-9.
8 "Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. 9For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.” Here it is important to see Jesus as a Servant of GOD, the Man called the Branch.
God sent his Son as a Servant, The Word of God is within the Son of Man. At times you can clearly hear:
- the Word of God speaking,
- The Son of God, and at other times you can hear the Son of Man speaking as the Son of God to a perfect man. For example, the Son of Man (The Son of God to a Perfect Man) said at Matthew 12:48-50 (48) But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? (49) And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! (50) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
As a Servant, JESUS was tasked to declare the Name of the Father!
The children of Israel defiled the Holy name of the Lord that Moses declared, by the abominations that they committed. God said that he would sanctify his great name, “which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.” (Ezekiel 36:23) In Ezekiel 39:7 God said, “I will make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name anymore: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.” Jesus Christ was tasked to declare the name of the Father; Jesus Christ accomplished this task in the midst of the people of Israel. In John 17:26, Jesus Christ says, “And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them." This was the fulfillment of the prophecy as recorded in Ezekiel 39:7.
In John 5:43 Jesus said: I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
John 17: 6 “I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.”
Let us make note of the Son of God, (the Word of God with life within itself) speaking!
Here it is important to understand that “me” is the Word of God. (Here we can clearly see the Word of God.) Revelation 19:13 says: “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”
We must remember that the Word was with God in the beginning, however the Son was begotten. In John 3:16-17 Jesus says; (16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17) For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
The Son of Man had to be glorified.
John 12:23 “And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.”
At John 12:28 Jesus said: “Father, glorify thy name.” Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The writers of the NIV changed “both” to “already.” This was an error – again the writers attempted to interpret the text. John 13:31-32 shows the name was glorified for both the Father and the Son. Jesus says: (31) Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. (32) If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
John 17:1-8 The Word of GOD speaking
( 1) These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: (2) As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. (3)And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (4) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. (5) And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
(6) I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. (7) Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. (8) For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
John 17:25- 26 Jesus said: “O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
(26) And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
John 12:28 Jesus said: “Father, glorify thy name.” Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.”
The Word of God speaking: John 16: 27-28 “For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. (28) I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”
John 14: 28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. (We must remember the Word came out from God and God gave the Word life within itself for this assignment – Surely the Father is greater than the Word that came out from Him.)
Most churches practice repeating the phrase “In the Name of The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost”, that Jesus gave as a command. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” It was not the practice of the disciples to just repeat the command; however, they executed the command by baptizing in the name of Jesus.
Nevertheless, the practice of merely repeating the phrase “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” was passed down through the years. Although it was passed down, it was not through the word of God, but through the doctrines of men. There is no record in the Bible whereby anyone was baptized by repeating the phrase, “I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Jesus did not mean for anyone to just repeat the command. Jesus said to baptize in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; the name is JESUS. This is a spiritual battle; many Christians fail to understand this warfare. However, Satan knows warfare and Satan has been very effective in waging it. Click here to read any article that outlines Satan’s plan and some of his current actions to effect it.
There is power in the name of Jesus. Again let us review the scriptures.
The Father made himself an everlasting name. In John 5:43 Jesus says, “I am come in my Father’s name …” Jesus was tasked to manifest the name of the Father. (John 17:6) Jesus declared the Father’s name. (John 17:26) Jesus made known the name of the Father to be Jesus, a new name; an everlasting name that the Father made for himself. At Acts 4:12, Apostle Peter explained: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” “Jesus” a name that was not at the beginning; this is why JESUS said in John 16:23-26, that hitherto they had asked nothing in His name, but when He showed them plainly of the Father they would ask in His name. Therefore, the name is from everlasting until it was declared by Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, Our Lord and Saviour. The god of this world has blinded many from this truth. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
The writers of the NIV took action to ensure false teaching continued by changing Isaiah 9:6. The translators of the KJV writes:
Isaiah 9:6 KJV
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Isaiah 9:6 NIV
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
This single change undermines the integrity of the Word of GOD and helps to facilitate false doctrine. Here you can see GOD the Son!
Below are two questionable removals of scriptures by the NIV!
NIV removed this scripture regarding going back to the Father!
John 16:16 KJV 16“A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me, because I go to the Father.”
NIV 16 Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”
NIV removes the text: “because I go to the Father.”
And the NIV removed the comment that was made by the eunuch about Jesus Christ being the Son of GOD!
KJV Acts 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
NIV omitted verse 37 There is no mention of the eunuch saying: “I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD”
To receive the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, it is imperative that you understand the revelation regarding the Word of God. Revelation knowledge reveals when we see the Word of God, this is the Seven Spirits of God.
The Revelation of the Word of God being the Seven Spirits of God is a very powerful revelation. Below you can see this revelation unfold before your eyes through the scriptures.
(1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
This is an affirmation. Apostle John was affirming this Truth based on the scriptures. Watch and see the unfolding of this Affirmation.
Revelation 5:5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. (6) And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
Revelation 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Zechariah 4:1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep, (2) And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: (3) And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. (4) So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? (5) Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. (6) Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 3: 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH. (9) For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. (10) In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree. Zechariah 4:8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, (9) The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. (10) For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Zechariah 4:6 The Word of Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying. Zechariah 4:8 “More over the word of the LORD came unto me, saying. This revelation is very important to understand.
The NIV has changed the text in Zechariah 4:6; you cannot receive this revelation using the NIV.
The Word of God – Bread from Heaven – Jesus said: You must Eat my Flesh!
With this understanding regarding the Word of God is the Seven Spirits of God we can receive the revelation of what Jesus meant when he said you must eat my flesh in John 6:54.
According to John 1:1-3 (1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2)The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:14 says: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
At John 6:48 -58, Jesus says: (48) I am that bread of life. (49) Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. (50) This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. (51) I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
(52) The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? (53) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. (54) Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (55) For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. (56) He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. (57) As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (58) This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
Now that we know that the Seven Spirits of God is the Word of God, let us first address the blood. According to 1 John 5:8: “And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” This Truth explains the revelation about the blood. Acts 20:28 says: Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Jesus said you must eat his flesh. We know that Jesus was not talking about the earthly flesh. At John 6:62 -63, Jesus made it clear that he was not talking about the earthly flesh. Jesus said: 62 “What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? (63) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” NOTE: Here Jesus explains the earthly flesh profiteth nothing.
Now let us look at the Seven Spirits of God, which is the Word of God, the Bread that came down from heaven.
Isaiah 11:1-2 says: (1) And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: (2) And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Here we can see the BRANCH out the stem of Jesse; this is the Son of Man. When you look closely you can see the Seven Spirits of God. (1) The Spirit of the Lord and then you can see the Word of God to include these six Spirits: (2) The Spirit of Wisdom (3) The Spirit of Understanding (4) The Spirit of Counsel (5) The Spirit of Might, (6) The Spirit of Knowledge and (7) The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. (The Word was with God and the Word was God!)
Therefore, Jesus is saying that his flesh is Spirit – Spiritual Food. When you eat the Word of God, you eat the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel, the Spirit of Might, and the Spirit of Knowledge, and the more you eat you will eat the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord. Praise God for the revelation. Therefore, as we revisit John 1:14 regarding the Word was made flesh; we must remember that the Word of God is Spirit, and it was never human earthly flesh; although it was in an earthly body. This is the reason Jesus, the Son of God is referred to as the image of the invisible God in Colossians 1:15. The blood was God’s blood because the Spirit agrees with the water and the blood. Therefore, it was the blood of God that was shed on the Cross. (1 John 5:8)
It is also important to see Word of GOD as a Covenant.
The Covenant of the Redeemer Isaiah 59:20-21
(20) And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
(21) As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.
To understand this revelation, you must understand the “Mystery of God’s Will.”
(9 ) “Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: (10) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:” Note: This says even the things of God would be put in Christ.
At Matthew 28:18 -20 Jesus said: (18) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. (19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (20) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Since all power is given to Jesus, what’s next, we must remember that Jesus was given life within himself. 1 Corinthians 15:27 – 28 says: For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. (28) And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
With this understanding, we can clearly see that it was God, The Father that was within Christ that was doing the Work. This is the mystery of God’s will. Without this understanding man would be led to their own interpretation of the Word of God. Now that we know the Covenant is the Word of God, we can also see Jesus as a Servant, the Son of Man, the Son of God to a perfect man, and the image of the invisible God. According to Ephesians Chapter 4, Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ we will be as children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. Surely this is a reality today.
At John 17:3 – 5 Jesus said: (3) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (4) I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. (5) And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”
John 17:16-26 (16) They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. (17) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (18) As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. (19) And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
The NIV has made other changes that undermine the integrity of the Word of GOD!
Changing the text “like frogs come out…” to “looked like frogs…”
Revelation 16:13 says: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (14) For they are spirit of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world to gather them to the battle of the great day of God Almighty. The NIV says: (14) “Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs…” There is a big difference in the text! The statement “like frogs” and “looked like frogs” are not the same. Consequently, some have been led to attempt to discuss how the frogs are unclean instead of discussing the movement of a frog, a frog leaps and hops. The movement of the frog is very important to understand to receive the revelation of this text. With this understanding, the revelation becomes clear and the Saints of GOD will not be caught naked.
This is only example; however, this type of change is found throughout the NIV. These changes undermine the integrity of the Word of GOD.
Here is one that impacts all of us today! Removing “What?” from this text!
1 Corinthians 14:36. King James Version of the Bible says: “What? Came the word of God out from you? Or came it unto you only?” The King James Version shows that Apostle Paul was admonishing these men in Corinth. However, the NIV has removed “What?” Consequently, the admonishment has been removed. What is the effect of this omission? Readers of the NIV are being led to believe that women should be silent in the churches – it is a shame for them to speak in the churches – if they will learn anything they should ask their husbands at home.
Here is another - Changing “spirit” to “Spirit”
Acts 20:22 – King James says: “And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:” However, the NIV has capitalized the “s” is spirit. The NIV says bound in the “Spirit”. Here is the problem; when you study and align scriptures it becomes clear that Apostle Paul was not in the Spirit of GOD when he made that statement. Acts 21:4 says: Some disciples through the Spirit told Apostle Paul that he should not go to Jerusalem. In Acts 21:10-11, Prophet Agabus demonstrated to Apostle Paul (under the power of the Holy Ghost) how he would be bound if he should go to Jerusalem. Moreover, at Acts 22:18, Apostle Paul testified how JESUS told him to make haste out of Jerusalem because they would not receive his testimony concerning JESUS! JESUS never told Apostle Paul to return to Jerusalem. Moreover, it is also clear that the NIV is in error.
Surely, this observation presents a real problem for most. This means that at this point Apostle Paul was walking in his flesh. Apostle Paul explains in Galatians 2:11-17, how he brought Apostle Peter and others in check when he observed them walking contrary to the way of the LORD in the name of JESUS. We must understand that Apostle Paul was also subject to walk in his flesh. Praise GOD, today we can use the Word of GOD to address when he walked contrary to the Way of the LORD. For some, this is hard to realize! However, this is one of the reasons, JESUS gave us provisions to determine if doctrine is of man or GOD.
We must understand that JESUS gave us a way to determine if the doctrine is of man or GOD. In John 7:16-18 records “16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. 18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.” It is very important to understand this standard that JESUS outlined to determine if doctrine is of man or GOD. JESUS clearly explains that this doctrine was not his – it was GOD’s. JESUS explains if any man speaks of himself, he seeks his own glory.
Moreover, in A.D. 49 in the writing of Apostle Paul in Galatians 1:8-9 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” It is important to understand, Apostle Paul was inspired by GOD in A.D. 49 when he wrote this statement. When Apostle Paul made the statement regarding any man, he included himself.
We carefully reviewed the Books of the Bible that the Apostle Paul wrote, and we find that these meet the test that Jesus outlined in John 7:16-17.
- Galatians – Probably written in A. D. 49
- 1 Thessalonians Probably written in A. D. 51
- 2 Thessalonians Probably written in A. D. 51
- 1 Corinthians A.D. 55 or A.D. 56
- 2 Corinthians A. D. 56 or A.D. 57
- Romans – Written in A. D. 57 or A. D. 58
- Ephesians A.D. 60
- Philippians A. D, 61 (Salutation Paul and Timothy)
- Colossians A. D. 61 (Timotheus our brother)
- Philemon Probably written about A. D. 61 (Timothy our brother)
After carefully studying these works it is very clear that these works glorify God and Apostle Paul does not seek glory for himself. Moreover, Apostle Paul acknowledges others in the ministry and commends some of them for their accomplishments. Apostle Paul also referred to Timothy as our brother in these works. However, in 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy, Apostle Paul refers to Timothy as son. This makes Timothy accountable to Apostle Paul as a son would be to his father. At 2 Timothy 2:6, Apostle Paul reminds Timothy that the gifts of God were stirred up in him (Timothy) by Apostle Paul putting his hands on him. (This reminder is surely about Paul.) In 1 Corinthians, Apostle Paul admonished the saints for saying that they were of Paul, Cephas, or Apollos; however here Apostle Paul lays the foundation for Timothy to say that I am of Paul. (We share more details in the more comprehensive article.) JESUS said call no man your father.
After carefully evaluating the KJV, we discovered that 1st Timothy, 2nd Timothy, and Titus do not meet these standards. At the very onset of each of these books, in the salutations, there is a problem. JESUS says: call no man on earth your Father; however, Apostle Paul refers to Timothy and Titus as his sons. There is no record at any other time that Apostle Paul referred to these men as sons. Moreover, in the salutation in 2nd Timothy, Apostle Paul reminds Timothy, that the Holy Spirit was stirred up in him (Timothy) by the laying of his hands. Here this reminder is not consistence with Apostle Paul’s admonishing of the saints in Corinth when he was addressing the contention. In Corinthians 1:10, Apostle Paul expressed his concern about what saints were saying about being of Paul, Apollos, and of Cephas. However, here Apostle Paul is reminding Timothy, that the Holy Ghost was stirred up in him because he laid his hands on him.
This change in the demeanor of Apostle Paul does not end in the salutation, however, it can be observed throughout these books. Including what he had done to others, how others had treated him, and what GOD has reserved for him. During this writing Apostle Paul claims that the gospel was put in his trust.
JESUS said that the doctrine was not his and if any man speaks of himself, he seeketh his own glory. In 1 Timothy 2:12, Apostle Paul writes: “But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” Here is the problem; GOD never said that He suffer not a woman to teach; this is Apostle Paul’s disposition at this time. This disposition is contrary to what Apostle Paul had observed and how GOD had used women. Apostle Paul had commended women who labored in the gospel to include a woman, Apostle Junia, who was an Apostle before him. And Apostle Paul knew that GOD had opened Lydia’s heart to attend to the things that he taught. Apostle Paul also knew how God used a woman named Priscilla to work with her husband Aquila to teach others. Moreover, he also encouraged the men to assist the women who labored in the gospel.
Here is the gravity of this problem. In Titus, Apostle Paul writes standards that restrict women’s role in laboring in the gospel. Some believe that the gospel was put in the trust of Apostle Paul because he said it; however, there is nothing to support that GOD had given Apostle Paul the authority to write new standards that restrict women's roles and to limit the position of the bishop to men. Moreover, after you carefully observe the instructions that Apostle Paul gave to Titus, it is about Apostle Paul appointing Titus to ordain others. It is important to remember that GOD is the one who appoints. Luke Chapter Ten, covered how the LORD appointed the other seventy and sent them out with power.
Apostle Paul conveys, that men must be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly. Surely, you become blameless, if you have been born again; however, your children might not ever accept Christ. Apostle Paul also conveyed a standard of not being self-willed; however, after you study scripture, you will discover that at times Apostle Paul did things his way. Nevertheless, the standards outlined in Titus 1:7-9 are sound, and all of the children of GOD should strive to obtain them.
In Titus, Apostle Paul, shares a different disposition about women being teachers. In 1 Timothy 1:12, Apostle Paul writes, “But I suffer not a woman to teach,…” However, in Titus 2:4, he says that women should be teachers of good things. But, here it appears that those good things are regarding teaching women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children. Surely, these things should be done by women, however, there is no record whereby, JESUS restricted women from sharing the gospel.
Again, in Acts 16:14-15, Luke writes about a woman named Lydia, who worshipped GOD and GOD opened her heart to attend unto the things which were spoken by Paul. Lydia and her household were baptized. Surely, Lydia is the one who shared “that Way” with her household. Acts 16:5 says, Apostle Paul and Silas judged Lydia to be faithful to the LORD and they abode in her home. Surely, there was a church established in her home; according to Acts 16:40. After Paul and Silas were released from prison, they went back to the house of Lydia and they when had seen the brethren, they comforted them and departed. Lydia was from the city of Thyatira; Lydia worshipped GOD, and she was judged to be faithful to the LORD – GOD opened her heart to attend to the things that Paul taught! This is loaded!
Luke wrote that GOD opened Lydia's heart - they judged her to be faithful. Lydia had to demonstrate her faithfulness.
In Acts 16:15, Luke writes: “She “Lydia” besought us, saying, if ye have judged me to be faithful to the LORD, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.” Why did Lydia ask them to come and abide in her house? Again, Lydia's home was in Thyatira. Thyatira is only mentioned twice in the Bible, in Acts Chapter 16, the city where Lydia lived; and in Revelation 2:18-29, the report to the Church in Thyatira. Praise GOD for the revelation! GOD appointed Lydia to share the gospel in the City of Thyatira. (It appears that scholars have failed to include the City of Thyatira in the records of Apostle Paul’s Missionary journeys)
To receive this understanding, we must revisit Luke Chapter Ten and learn what happened when JESUS sent the other seventy out to the cities, two by two. In Luke 10:5-9, JESUS gave these disciples instructions about abiding in the first house and abiding there if they found the son of peace there. They were instructed not to go from house to house. Lydia was chosen by GOD in the name of JESUS – she received the required teaching and training while they abode in her home. This was their place of fellowship while they were there in Thyatira. What is the purpose of ordination? Is an ordination the Church's judgment of a person's ability to perform the duties of the gospel ministry? Again, praise GOD for the revelation.
It is imperative that we revisit what happened in Luke Chapter Ten when GOD appointed the other seventy and sent them out two by two. GOD appointed them and gave them power. Today, we must realize that it is the same GOD that calls and appoints. It is not about the appointments made by men. Sometimes when men appoint, they look at the outside of the cup, however, GOD knows the heart. When you revisit some of the standards that were outlined by Apostle Paul for the appointment of bishops, we can see that some of those cover the outside of the cup. Today, there are some organizations that have elected to use these standards; however, we can see that something is wrong. Listen carefully, GOD is the one who calls men and women in the roles of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers; it has not been given to men to call. Organizations can confirm appointments – and Saints can be given assignments and appointments under those administrations. We cannot put GOD in a box, there are differences of administrations, a diversity of operations, but the same GOD which worketh all in all.
The LORD called Paul and Apostle Paul knew it. The same thing holds true today when GOD calls you – you know it. Surely, GOD is calling men and women today; some of them may not fall under a known administration. Some may have been married two or three times before they were called. Apostle Paul called himself the chief sinner – what man would have appointed him over any Christian activity? We must give GOD the glory in the name of JESUS for the Spirit of Truth! It is unfortunate, today there are women who have been called by GOD in the name of JESUS but the doctrine of men prohibits these women from working in their calling.
JESUS gave us a way to determine if doctrine is of men of GOD and in A.D. 49, Apostle Paul was inspired by GOD to write if an angel or any man preached something other than what was preached at that time let him accursed. It is clear, in A.D. 63 when he wrote 1st Timothy and the time when Apostle Paul wrote 2nd Timothy and Titus these works were contrary to earlier teachings and contained new doctrines. One of our tasks today is to bring this in check in the name of JESUS.
I am Prophet Elmore Richmond Jr.; GOD gave me this work to complete! This is one of the tasks that GOD gave me from the very onset of my calling. The first sermon that GOD gave me was titled: “A Checkup for the Body of Christ: The Church!” This was at the time when I knew very little about the Word of GOD. GOD also called me as a Prophet to the Nation, I have also been working faithfully in that role. However, I know that it is not about me! Today, GOD is not pleased with what is going on with His Church and the United States of America is walking out of the counsel of GOD in the name of JESUS. At the direction of GOD, this work was prepared and there are other works posted on the Church Readiness Ministries Website that are designed to help the Saints of GOD to Regain the Focus of God's Strategic Battle Plan.
There is no shortcut to seeing the full revelation unfold before your eyes; therefore, we recommend that you also read several comprehensive articles that we have prepared. (These articles are posted on our website www.revelationuptotheminute.org )
- Regaining the Focus of GOD’s Strategic Battle Plan
- Determining Whether Doctrines Are of GOD or Man! Women Roles in the Church
- The Refreshing – Isaiah 28:12-13 Yes GOD Calls Women to Preach And The Revelation of There is No Place Clean
- Saints of GOD, Wake Up and See What Satan Has Done While We Slept
- What Name Did JESUS Declare For the Father
- The Revelation of the Affirmation of the WORD
- Christians Are At War
- The Apostle Paul that Most Do Not Know
Regaining the Focus of God’s Strategic Battle Plan, will not be an easy task because Satan has deceived many. Sometimes we lean to our own misunderstanding, and we make mistakes. It is a mistake when it is not purposely done. However, there are some saints that are still holding onto doctrines from the time the saints of God were in the hands of the beast. We must understand that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12) Nevertheless today, there are many who profess that they know the Lord, but at the end, they will discover that they had been worshipping the Lord in vain by teaching for doctrine the commandments of men. (Mark 7:7)
Some saints have made names for themselves. And some have written books that contain false teachings. Some have investments in the Bible manufacturing industry and will lose millions if their Bibles are deemed unclean and people refuse to purchase them. And some have helped to promote doctrines that restrict women's roles in the Church. Some continue to refuse to baptize in the name of JESUS because of their personal pride and holding on to their traditions are more important than embracing Truth. Nevertheless, according to Daniel 11:35, “And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end; because it is yet for a time appointed.” Today, however, the time is at hand. We have work to do in the name of JESUS.
Nevertheless, some will be just too busy to hear from GOD! But the remnant, who have love for Truth will come together and realize the work that GOD has called for us to do to make the Bride ready and to ensure that the counsel of GOD go forth. We are praying in the name of JESUS that this Truth will go forth. It will take money and resources to ensure that the Everlasting Gospel goes forth throughout the world in the name of JESUS. We all have a part to play. We are prayerful that this report will reach your hands.
Date of Communication: February 23, 2023
Elmore Richmond Jr.
Prophet of GOD in the Name of JESUS
A Prophet to the Nation
The Church Readiness Ministries