Messages from Coworkers

Pastor Jim Montgomerie

Woe to all you spiritual Pharisees.

There is a vast difference between someone who believes in the righteousness of God with their head, and someone who believes in it with their heart.  What is wrong is wrong, and what is right is right!  With God there are no half measures.   Just believing half-heartedly is no faith at all.  

John 8:31-32.   If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Only a true disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ can and will abide in His word whole-heartedly.  Because they have discovered the truth, they have become free from the lies and deception from the teachings of the Pharisees of this world.  

To believe half-heartedly can only lead to one thing, you will be only able to speak half-truths. If any one’s faith is in this state, then they are not free and they also have no ability to set any one else free. If your own life is made up of half-truths, therefore your faith can be likened unto the waves of the sea, when everything is calm around you, you say this is because of the Holy Spirit dwelling within you. But when trouble or danger strikes you begin to doubt your faith, and you are thrown about like a small boat in the middle of a raging tempest, fearful that you will sink and drown.

There are people who either do not know about or believe in the Gospel of the water and the Spirit, they are the ones who have not yet received salvation from sin. On the other hand, those who do know and believe in the righteousness of God whole-heartedly, have nothing to fear from the lies and deceptions from today’s Pharisees.

Can you imagine the consequences of only telling a half-truth to someone asking you, is this water clean enough for me to swim in, and answering yes, knowing well that the water is full of crocodiles, but saying nothing of that danger. Because your faith is only half-hearted you are incapable of telling the whole truth. This is just how dangerous today’s Pharisees are, from the outside they look innocent, but on the inside the sins of the heart are still intact. To follow anyone or to seek advice from someone who’s faith is in this state will only lead to your death and destruction.

Luke 11:42.   But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

Our Lord is telling us here that the Pharisees served Him with material things.  The Pharisees at that time were thorough in every aspect of following the law, but the tithe of mint and rue and all manner of herbs spoken of here means only a tithe of all material things.  They were very thorough in their tithing to God.  They gave faithfully a tenth part of everything to God, saying, this is Gods, and this is also Gods.  They also kept one day of the week as Gods day, the Sabbath.  Whatever they did outwardly, they did with their faith.  What did our Lord say about this faith of theirs? They do all these things well, but they forget and pass by on the justice and the love of God.

God has warned such Pharisees, He said, woe to you!  The wrath of God will be upon those who are like these Pharisees.

So who then are today’s Spiritual Pharisees?  They are those who do not believe that Jesus Christ is their Savior who blotted out all their sins at once through the Gospel of the water and the Spirit, even though they believe in God.  They are the ones who do not believe in the perfect redemption of the Lord, they are those who believe in God while still having sin in their heart.

The Spiritual Pharisees of today are those who only believe in a half gospel.  They believe only in the blood and the Cross for their redemption.  When someone preaches with this half faith, then he or she can only preach with half-truths.  This will only have the same result as someone taking on faith that the water was clean enough to swim in, only to be eaten alive by a crocodile.

This is what happens when our faith is only half-hearted.  All our efforts, all our time and energy, all our finances, all our prayers, and all our thanks giving will all have been in vain.

Only when you believe with all your heart, your soul, and your mind in the redemption work done by the baptism Jesus received from John in the Jordan river, and His blood on the Cross, can you say with certainty that you are no longer a Spiritual Pharisee.  When your faith is in this state, you will survive all the attacks, all the abuse, all the hate, and all the rejection which will be thrown at you.  You will only survive under every circumstance when you truly believe in our Lord who became the righteousness of God the instant that John the Baptist placed his hands onto the head of Jesus.  This was the moment that all righteousness was fulfilled.

From this moment in time came the first era of the white horse into play.

Revelation 6:1-2.  Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, Come and see.  And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.

This is the era where God speaks of the establishment of the gospel of the  water and the Spirit in Jesus Christ as Gods plan do deliver mankind from sin, and of the victory of this plan.  Gods plan to make mankind into His people by saving them from their sins began with the gospel of the water and the Spirit in Jesus Christ.  That is with the deliverance of mankind from sin through the baptism of Jesus and His blood on the Cross. This era of the white horse refers to Gods victory in the righteous war of the gospel that He fulfilled to deliver mankind from all its sins.  This also tells us that the gospel of the water and the Spirit will continue to triumph. 

Revelation 6:3-4.    When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come and see.  Another horse, fiery red, went out. And It was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that the people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword.

This tells us that during the second era set by God, the world will turn into Satan’s world.  The appearance of the red horse here means that the world would come under the dominion of Satan.  Satan has brought war to this world by taking away its peace.  Because of him, the world went through two world wars. Countless people lost their lives as a result, and those who survived have been living in a precarious state of broken peace ever since.  Even now, nations and states and even families, friends and neighbors all over the world mistrust each other and wage war against one another, shattering the peace in many places.  This era is the era of war and genocide.

Revelation 6:5-6.   When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, Come and see.  So I looked and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand.  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine.

The third era that God speaks of is the era of the black horse, the era of physical and spiritual famine for mankind.  Throughout the world today, many people have not been saved because of their spiritual famine, and many are also dying from physical starvation.  This is why it is so important for us to know that we are now living in this third era, the era of the black horse.  When this era passes, we will enter into the fourth era, the era of the pale horse.

Revelation 6:7-8.   When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, Come and see.  So I looked and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

The fourth era set by God is the era of the pale horse. The Bible tells us that it is during this era that the Antichrist will begin his activities, and that this era is also the era of the martyrdom for the saints.  This is the time when the Antichrist will try to try to rob the saints of their true faith, and he will persecute and kill all those who do not worship him or will not receive his mark.  From then on, the world will come under the plight of the plagues of the seven trumpets. At this time the martyrdom of the saints is unavoidable.

Revelation 6: 9-11.   When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held.  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth.  Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.

The fifth era of God is the era of the saints resurrection and rapture. After this era will begin the Millennial Kingdom.  This passage tells us that we must all believe in the martyrdom, resurrection, and the rapture that awaits us, and that we must live by our faith and hope in the New Heaven and Earth that God has promised us.

Revelation 6:12.   I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.

The sixth era of God is the era of the destruction of the first world that God had created. It is at this time that the plagues of the seven bowls will descend upon the world, when the sun, the moon, and the stars will lose their light, and the earth will sink under water from earthquakes.

Revelation 6:13.   And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when its shaken by a mighty wind.

During this sixth era, destruction of the universe created by God will occur by the plagues of the seven bowls. A great confusion will engulf the world as the stars fall from the sky and the earth is turned over.

Revelation 6:14.   Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

This verse is telling us that when the plagues of the seven bowls are poured, the sky will disappear as if it were a scroll being rolled up, and all the mountains and the islands will be moved out of their places, such disasters that indicate the earth shattering changes that will alter the very physical structure of the world.

Revelation 6:15.   And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains,

During this era of the sixth seal, when God pours the plagues of the seven bowls, there will be no one living on this earth, neither kings nor the powerful, who will not tremble in fear at the wrath of the lamb,

and said to the mountains and rocks Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

The wrath of God will be so great that all mankind will tremble in fear. This will be the first and the last time that every one of mankind will be struck by fear.

Revelation 6:17.   For the great day of his wrath has come, and who was able to stand.

When the plagues of the seven bowls are poured, everyone, regardless of how powerful or strong, will tremble in fear of the great disasters that will descend upon them from the wrath of God above. There is no one who can stand before the wrath of God without fear.

What then is the seventh era? The seventh era set by God is the era in which the saints will live in the Millennial Kingdom, to be followed by the New Heaven and Earth in which they will live forever.

All of these happenings in the book of Revelation chapter six are whole-truths, not half-truths.  If your faith is only built on half-truths just as the faith of the Pharisees, then you can do no more than live in the lie which has deceived you, therefore you can only preach your false gospel built on half-truths.  You will fall, you will stumble and you will take the mark of the Antichrist when the time comes. You won’t be able to use your half-truths to get out of that one.

There is only one whole-truth about your salvation, and that is in the true gospel of the water and the Spirit in the baptism, the blood on the Cross, and the death and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ who became the righteousness of God.

There can be no half-heartedness or half-truths in the salvation of mankind, this deception is what has killed today’s Christianity.  Half–truths and half-lies.  This is the work of the Pharisees.

It is wrong to alter Gods written word under any circumstances.  It is right to obey the righteousness of God.

This is the time when the truly born again Saints must stand up for the truth, we must reveal and destroy the half-truths and the half-lies, and reveal all of those who are only deceiving mankind into believing that by altering Gods will or words in any way what so ever will save them. It will only lead to their destruction.

In the Old Testament God gave His people His laws so that they could know what sin was, then He gave them the means to have their sins forgiven, sin transference onto the head of the offer lamb before the flowing of blood.   In the new testament Jesus came to fulfill the law by giving mankind the only means to receive forgiveness for sin for once and for all.  By His baptism and His blood on His Cross.

Revelation 6:9.  God is clearly telling us here about the souls who have already perished to keep His word of truth alive, also about the souls who have perished for preaching the gospel of the water and the spirit.  They knew no half-truths.

We must never forget!  God is just, His judgments are just, but His mercy and His grace always came first.

It’s not too late to discover this truth about today’s Pharisees and how to recognize them for who and what they are.  You can tell them by their half-truths.

If you desire to discover the whole-truth about your salvation and how to obtain it before it is too late, then just hit the book request button above and order your free book/s.  These books written by Rev. Paul C. Jong will lead you to the whole-truth in Gods written word which will set you free.

God has already been merciful and graceful, next comes His judgment!

Pastor & Evangelist

Jim Montgomerie

The New Life Mission

Holland : Branch

Lelystad Church.