Knowing Jesus as both Lord and Christ is the true foundational cornerstone upon which the true Church of the Living God has been built. All true worshippers of God the Father must receive a spiritual revelation of the true deity of God the Father manifested in Christ Jesus or they will be excluded from the Kingdom of Heaven. Only the church that is built upon this Rock of Revelation will enjoy the benefits of everlasting life.
“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, some say that you are John the Baptist, some Elias, and others, Jeremiahs, or one of the prophets. He said unto them, But whom do you say that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, blessed are you, Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood has not REVEALED IT unto you, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.“ Matthew 16:13-20.
The question Jesus asked was not “who was Peter,” but rather, “who was Christ?” The true church of the living God is not built upon the apostle Peter as the chief rock or corner stone but upon Jesus Christ the Rock of our salvation . The scriptures prove that Christ alone is the “chief corner stone,” and the Rock of our salvation (See Ephesians 2:20/1 Corinthians 10:1-4). Sadly, Jesus Christ still remains the Rock of offense that many people (even professing Christians) stumble at today because they do not know His true identity.
“Therefore it is also contained in the Scriptures, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame. Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone, and a stone of stumbling and a Rock of offense. They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.” 1 Peter 2:6-8.
Since the scriptures prove that Jesus is the chief cornerstone and Rock of offense, all who reject the true identity of Jesus Christ are actually stumbling over the same stumbling stone that many of the Jews stumbled over when they rejected the Lordship of Christ in the first century A.D. The great majority of professing Christians do not know that when they reject Christ’s true identity and Christian baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ they are actually rejecting the Lord Jesus Christ’s seal of ownership over their souls. This is why Jesus will say to most professing Christians, “Depart from Me, I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness (Matthew 7:23)!” “They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed(1Peter 2:8).”
When Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am,” He was speaking about His true identity. Although He ministered to multitudes of people on a regular basis the people still did not know who He really was. Most people today, even professing Christians, still do not know Christ’s true identity. But the true Bride of Jesus Christ will know who her husband really is because Jesus declared that His true followers would know Him: “I am the good shepherd; and I KNOW My sheep, and am KNOWN by My own (John 10:14).” Therefore, Jesus knows those who are legally His and He is known by His own (John 14:9,10,17,18/Revelation 21:9)!
Matthew chapter sixteen proves that the revelation that Peter received from heaven was not who Peter was but who was Christ. Verse twenty proves that this interpretation is the only correct one: “Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that He was Jesus the Christ (Matthew 16:20).”
If Peter was the rock upon which the church was to be built then Jesus should have clearly said so. And if the apostles and prophets had believed that Peter was the rock of revelation upon which the church was to be built, surely they would have confirmed this alleged truth in other passages of scripture. Yet when we search the Hebrew and Greek scriptures thoroughly we do not find a shred of evidence to prove that the apostle Peter is the chief foundational rock of the church but only Christ. The scriptures clearly prove that Jesus Christ is the massive rock, the only chief cornerstone that the true church is built upon. “. . . we are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.” Ephesians 2:20 “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:10,11
In Ephesians 2:20 the Bible says that the true church is built upon the smaller foundational stones of all the apostles and prophets but Jesus Christ Himself is the only “chief corner stone.” The chief corner stone in ancient buildings was the largest of all stones which held all of the other stones in place. Therefore Jesus Christ has to be the only chief foundational rock upon which the true church is built upon and not a single apostle.
“. . . for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that ROCK was Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:4 “ . . . and upon this ROCK I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:13-20
At the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry the apostles all followed Him because they believed that He was the anticipated Messiah. Therefore Peter had to receive a much deeper revelation than the knowledge that Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah. The word “Messiah” is the Hebrew word for the Greek word “Christ,” meaning the “Anointed One.” John chapter one proves that the apostles already knew that Jesus was the Messiah:
“One of the two heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, we have found the Messiah (which is translated, the Christ) . . . Philip found Nathaniel and said to him, we have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets wrote - Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” John 1:40-45
Since all of the apostles already knew that Jesus was the Messiah of whom Moses and the prophets wrote, there had to be a much deeper and greater revelation about Jesus’ true identity that Peter knew than just his knowledge of Jesus being the true Messiah. It was this revelation which enabled Peter to correctly understand Christ’s command (as recorded in Matthew 28:19) to baptize in the single Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father’s revelation to Peter enabled Peter to correctly interpret Christ’s command to baptized in the Name of all three titles of the One True God. Acts 2:38 proves that the apostle Peter used the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven to correctly interpreted Christ’s command to baptize in the Name, a single Name, of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That single Name is Jesus, meaning, “Yahweh Saves.” Therefore Jesus has to be the One True God [Yahweh “The Self Existent One”] who saves us.
Jesus’ command to baptize in a single Name was given directly to the first century apostles: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
The command of Christ was properly obeyed in Acts 2:38 by the words of the apostle with the keys to the KIngdom of Heaven. Peter used these keys to preach the true message of New Testament salvation: “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both LORD [Yahweh God] and CHRIST [Anointed One]. Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then PETER said to them, Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit . . . And with many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying, Be saved from this perverse generation. Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.” Acts 2:37-41
Notice that it was the apostle Peter with the revelatory keys to the Kingdom of Heaven who first unlocked the door of New Testament Salvation. Peter commanded the multitude in Jerusalem to “Repent and be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ.” Not into the titles: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but into the Name of Jesus Christ alone. Therefore Peter used his revelatory knowledge about the true identity of Jesus Christ to rightly interpret the one Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus is both LORD (God the Father) and CHRIST (the anointed Son). He is the Lord God of heaven from the Holy Spirit Who came into Mary and He is the Son through His human nature He received from His mother (Luke 1:34,35). Therefore Jesus is both LORD and CHRIST. Both GOD and MAN in one person. This is the mystery of the incarnation, “God was manifested in the flesh.” 1 Tim 3:16
Upon this Rock of Revelation (knowing the full revelation of Yahweh’s deity in Christ) has the Lord built His church and the gates of Hades cannot prevail against it. When we compare all of the scriptures we find that Jesus the Christ is more than just a man, He is also “Immanuel, . . . God with us.” Matthew 1:23
GOD THE FOUNDATIONAL ROCK
“I will publish the name of Yahweh, ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the ROCK.” Deuteronomy 32:3,4 “There is none holy as Yahweh: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any ROCK like our God.” 1 Samuel 2:2 “For who is God, save Yahweh? And who is a ROCK save our God?” 2 Samuel 22:32 “Yahweh is my ROCK, and my fortress, and my deliverer.” Psalm 18:2 “Truly my soul waits upon God: from Him comes my salvation. He ONLY is my ROCK and my salvation.” Psalm 62:1,2 “O come, let us sing unto Yahweh, and let us make a joyful noise to the ROCK of our salvation.” Psalm 95:1
JESUS THE FOUNDATIONAL ROCK
“. . . all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea. And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea . . . for they drank of that spiritual ROCK that followed them: and that ROCK was Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 “Behold I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and ROCK of offense and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.” Romans 9:33 “I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:10,11
THE FALSE BRIDE OF CHRIST IS THE HARLOT CHURCH MENTIONED IN REVELATION 17
“The women was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: Mystery, Babylon the great, the MOTHER OF HARLOTS and of the abominations of the earth. I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.” Revelation 17:4-6 Historians believe that the Roman Church murdered up to 70 million people who would not follow her trinitarian teaching. Protestant Denominations also murdered millions for not accepting trinitarianism. The name “Anabaptist” [meaning “Re-baptized”] was used by both Catholics and Protestants to describe those alleged false Christians who were “rebaptized” outside of the alleged three names of the trinity. Most Anabaptist groups were known for their practice of rebaptizing former Catholics and Protestants by immersion into the Name of Jesus Christ alone! This infuriated both Catholics and Protestants alike.
The name “Peter” in the original Greek language is “Petros” which literally means “a stone.” But the mighty Rock that Jesus spoke of as the foundational Rock that the true church is built upon is the Greek word “Petra” which literally means, “a Mass of Rock.” When we compare scripture with scripture we can cleary prove that knowing the true identity of Jesus the Messiah is the Rock upon which the true church of the living God is built upon. Therefore the true Bride of Christ must know Christ’s true identity but the false Bride will not know. The false Bride is a counterfeit Christian harlot who sits on the seven hills of Rome (See Revelation 17:9) - who is also a Mother who has birthed Protestant daughters (Revelation 17:5). What false church sits on the ancient seven hilled city of Rome? The only answer is the Vatican! It was the Roman church that developed the Trinity doctrine. All who follow the Trinitarian teachings of their Mother will be excluded from the Kingdom of God!
THE HARLOT CHURCH AND HER DAUGHTERS ARE GUILTY OF BEING DRUNK WITH THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS OF JESUS Historians calculate that the Roman Catholic Church killed up to 70 million people. Later Protestant Denominations also killed millions by public burnings, drownings, beheadings, and various other forms of public executions. Most were killed for their Anabaptism outside of the Trinity.
The apostle Philip once lacked the revelation of the true identity of Jesus Christ when he asked Jesus to “show us the Father.” Jesus replied to Philip, “. . . Have I been so long time with you and have you not known Me Philip? He that has seen Me has seen the Father.” This is not the answer we would expect if Jesus was another divine person. If you were to see Jesus standing alone in heaven would you also ask him to show you the Father? If so, you also do not truly know Him! “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him. Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us. Jesus said to him, Have I been with you so long, and have you not know Me Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, show us the Father? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.” John 14:6-10
If Jesus was a second divine person with coequal and coeternal authority with the Father He would not need the authority of the Father over Him. It was only Christ’s human nature which He had received from His mother Mary that needed to be under the authority of His Father. Yet Christ’s divine nature was completely ONE with the Father. That is why Jesus could say, I and My Father are ONE (John 10:30).” And before Abraham was I AM (John 8:57,58).” Jesus did not say “I and My Father are Two.” Nor did He say, “before Abraham was I was created as an angelic being.” Jesus clearly chose to use the same words that Yahweh God used to describe His true identity to His servant Moses as recorded in Exodus 3:13-15: “Then Moses said to God, Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is HIS NAME? What shall I say to them? And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you. Moreover God said to Moses, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: YAHWEH God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is MY NAME FOREVER, and this is My memorial TO ALL GENERATIONS.”
Jesus told the Pharisees, “before Abraham was I AM.“ If Jesus was not the same God of Abraham and Moses, why would He use the very same words to describe Himself? Since Jesus has the divine Name of His Father (“Yahweh Saves”) He must be that Father. The prophet Isaiah clearly identifies the child born and Son given as the “MIGHTY GOD“ and “Everlasting Father.” “Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulders, and His Name shall be called, wonderful, counselor, the MIGHTY GOD, THE EVERLASTING FATHER .” Isaiah 9:6
The prophet Zechariah clearly predicted that the Messiah would come to rule the world as King over all the earth. Notice that Zechariah calls the Messiah “Yahweh.” “And YAHWEH shall be King over all the earth. In that day there shall be ONE YAHWEH, and His Name ONE.” Zechariah 14:9
Surely there cannot be two or three divine Yahweh’s! Jesus the Messiah is the One returning to rule and reign on planet earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In that day all people will know that Yahweh God is not a plurality of divine persons with different names. They will know the Messiah’s true identity!
The prophet Zechariah also identifies Yahweh God as the One the Jewish people in Jerusalem will look upon “whom they (had) pierced.” This could be none other than Jesus the Messiah: “In that day Yahweh will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem . . . It shall be in that day that I (YAHWEH GOD) will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I WILL POUR on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; THEN THEY WILL LOOK UPON ME WHOM THEY PIERCED. Yes they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only SON . . .” Zechariah 13:8-10
Who will be the Pierced One that they will look upon? Yahweh God Himself identifies that Pierced one as “ME.” THEY WILL LOOK UPON ME WHOM THEY PIERCED! The true identify of Jesus the Messiah is the foundational ROCK OF REVELATION that the true church is built upon. Jesus literally means, “Jehovah Saves.” The angel clearly said, “Thou shalt call HIS NAME JESUS (meaning “The Self Existent ONE SAVES) for He shall save HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.” This is why Jesus said to Philip, “He who has seen Me has seen (God) the Father.”
The deity that was in Christ was not a second divine person coequal with the Father. He was the Father! That is why Jesus could say to Philip, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” For the deity that was in Him was the deity of God the Father. If Jesus is a second coequal “God the Son” reigning as a separate divine person with God the Father we would not be able to perfectly harmonize the scriptures. If Jesus was a second divine being apart from the Father or a created angelic being then the Bible could not be the true Word of God because it would contradict itself. The Bible teaches only One Self Existent One: “Hear O Israel, Yahweh [meaning the Self Existent One] your God is ONE YAHWEH.” Deuteronomy 6:4
More literally, “The Self Existent One your God is One Self Existent One.“ Since the divine Name of “Yahweh” literally means “The Self Existent One,” There cannot be two other Self Existent Ones existing beside Him to make a total of three divine individuals. Either God is One Self Existent One or He is not.
If Jesus was another divine person with complete equality with God the Father there would be another coequal throne along side God the Father. The Trinitarian interpretation is clearly not the true Monotheism of the Bible; it is explicit Tritheism [a belief in three deities in one system of worship]. The development of Trinitarianism was inspired by Satan through Pagan religions and implemented through the Roman Catholic Church to deceive the masses from knowing Christ’s true identity (See our Book “The Origin of the Trinity”).
The Bible plainly declares the Oneness of God and the full deity of our Lord Jesus Christ: “There is one body and ONE SPIRIT, just as you are called in one hope of your calling; ONE LORD, one faith, one baptism; ONE GOD AND FATHER OF ALL, WHO IS ABOVE ALL, AND THROUGH ALL, AND IN YOU ALL.” Ephesians 4:4-6 “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the traditions of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him [Christ] dwells all the fullness of the Deity in bodily form.” Colossians 2: 8,9
If God is really three separate and distinct divine individuals then there could not be only ONE SPIRIT but rather, three divine Spirit Persons. Since man was made after the spiritual image of God and man has ONE SPIRIT (Genesis 1:27), so Yahweh God must have One Spirit. The scriptures never mention God having more than ONE Spirit. The Bible NEVER says, “The Spirits of the LORD,“ it is always, “The Spirit of the LORD.” Therefore God the Father is the One Holy Spirit (Joel 2:27-29) and that Spirit is the same Spirit of Christ Who “is the Spirit” dwelling in all true Christian believers(2 Corin 3:17). John 14:17,18 clearly says that Jesus is “the Spirit of Truth” dwelling in us.
All of the apostles eventually knew by revelation that Jesus is the One true God the Father (1 John 5:20/John 20:27,28). Even the apostle Paul who had persecuted Christians received this Rock of Revelation knowledge of Jesus being the ONE LORD (Acts 9:1-5/Galatians 1:11,12). It is upon this Rock that Christ has built His True Church upon and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
The scriptures prove that Yahweh God alone is “the Rock of our salvation” and that Jesus Christ is also the Rock of our salvation, the only true “foundation” that has been laid. Jesus is the only ROCK of revelation spoken of in Matthew chapter 16. Jesus Christ Himself is that One Yahweh “God manifested in the flesh (1 Timothy 3:16).” Therefore, the Lord Jesus is the “only Potentate King of Kings and Lord of lords (1 Tim 6:15).” He is the only great God and Savior (Titus 2:13) who has saved us. He alone is the Rock of our salvation. Knowing the identity of Jesus is the only true Rock upon which the true church has been built.
The Bible speaks of the true church of Christ as the Bride of Christ (Revelation 21:9) and Yahweh God is her spiritual “husband (Isaiah 54:5).” What kind of bride would not know the true identity of her husband? And what kind of a bride would fail to take on the Name of her husband? Likewise, the true bride of Christ has to know the true identity of Christ and legally take His Name. Any bride who refuses to take on the Name of her husband could not be a legitimate bride. Likewise, the true bride of Jesus Christ will not neglect to take on His Holy Name in water baptism. True Christian baptism is a seal of ownership to prove that we legally belong to Christ. “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ (Galatians 3:27).” When Christ returns for His holy bride, the church, anyone not found with the clothing of Christ will be cast out into outer darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth!
“Then he said to his servants, The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways and as many as you find, invite to the wedding. So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. But when the King came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then the King said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.” Matthew 22:8-14
Likewise, many professing Christians will also find themselves speechless in the day of judgment. There is no legitimate excuse for disobedience to the command to be baptized into the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! “He who believes and is baptized will be saved (Mark 16:16).” Believing in Jesus and being baptized in His Name are synonymous. If you really believe in Him you will receive His Holy Name in baptism!
The Word of God plainly commands, “Whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17).” Water baptism is performed in word and deed. So then, why are so many disobedient to the Word of the Lord? They will be speechless on judgment day!
The Kingdom of God is a real Kingdom with real commandments. Jesus Christ Himself hand selected His apostles to lay down the foundation of the church which included clear commandments for true citizens of that Kingdom to obey. All who would enter into this Kingdom must enter in through the legal entrance into it. Jesus gave the keys to the only doorway into the Kingdom of Heaven to His servant Simon Peter and that doorway was unlocked to the Jews on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:38. Peter again used these same revelatory keys to preach the true entrance into the Kingdom of God to the Samaritans in Acts chapter eight, and finally to the Gentiles in Acts chapter ten. This same command granting legal entrance into the Kingdom of God still stands today: “Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have? And he commanded them to be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 10:47,48 NIV
Could Simon Peter have been any more graphic than this? Notice that it was the apostle Peter who was given the keys to the Kingdom of heaven and that Peter used these keys on unlock the door of salvation unto the Jews on the Day of Pentecost and later to the Samaritans, and then to the Gentiles. Peter always commanded or affirmed Christian baptism into the Name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 8:16 confirms Peters belief that Philip had properly baptized the Samaritans “in the name of the Lord Jesus.” All of the apostles and evangelists of the first century apostolic church believed this same truth. Yet the majority of twenty first century believers continue to reject the only legal entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus Christ is still the stone of stumbling and rock of offense to most people today, even to most professing Christians: “They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.” 1 Peter 2:6-8
Since Peter knew by revelation who Jesus actually was, he could properly interpret Christ's command to baptize in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The book of Acts proves that Peter fulfilled this command by baptizing all new converts into the Name of Jesus Christ alone. Peter knew that there could only be One Name of Yahweh and that One Name must be invoked in Christian Baptism. All those who attempt to enter the Kingdom of God any other way will be judged by God as thieves and robbers (John 10:1-14). The Name of Jesus is the only doorway for salvation into God’s Kingdom. “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven, given among men by which we shall be saved.” Acts 4:12 “. . . eight souls were saved by water, the like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us.” 1 Peter 3:20
The true bride of Jesus Christ understands that water baptism into the Name of Jesus Christ is necessary because the apostle Peter believed that it does “save us.” Yet the great majority of professing Christians today who claim to be born again, believe that water baptism is not necessary, neither does it save us. Who are we to believe? The apostle Peter with the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven (who rightly understood the true identify of Jesus Christ) or the majority of twenty first century teachers? The true bride will not fear to stand alone in loyalty and allegiance to her Master even if it means persecution or death.
Jesus clearly stated, “I know My sheep, and am known by My own (John 10:14). Therefore the true bride of Christ must know Christ’s true identity. The bride of Christ legally belongs to Christ because she has received His holy Name. “Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast out demons in Your Name, and done many wonders in Your Name? And then I will declare to them, I NEVER KNEW YOU; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” Jesus does not legally know those “thieves and robbers” who try to enter into the Kingdom illegally. All those who do not really Know Him refuse to receive His Holy Name in water baptism. “I know My sheep, and am known by My own (John 10:14). The true bride of Christ will know who her husband really is and she will not be ashamed to receive her husbands Name in baptism.
The Apostle Peter was the only Apostle Christ chose to give the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven too prior to his death, burial, and resurrection. It was this same Peter that God chose to preach the first message of New Testament Salvation which unlocked the doorway for all people to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. All of the Apostles and Evangelists of the true church of Christ have always used these same revelatory keys to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Does your church or denomination use the right keys?
“ . . . And upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven . . .” The apostle Peter correctly interpreted Christ’s command to baptize in THE NAME of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by baptizing all New Testament converts into the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38). The Name of Jesus is spelled “Yahweh Hashua” in the Hebrew but in its shortened form the Name is pronounced “Yeshua” which literally means “Jehovah Saves.” Since Peter knew by revelation the true identity of Christ he could correctly obey Christ’s command to baptize in the ONE TRUE NAME of all three titles of the One True God!
JESUS IS THE NAME OF GOD THE FATHER
The only true Name of God revealed in scripture is Yahweh Yahweh translated into English is “Jehovah” The literal meaning of the Name Yahweh or Jehovah is “The Self Existent One” Jehovah does not mean the Self Existent Three but the Self Existent One Since the personality of Jesus displayed every extension of the divine Name of Jehovah [The Self Existent One] The deity of Jesus must be that Self Existent One.
EXTENSIONS OF THE DIVINE NAME OF YAHWEH / JEHOVAH
Divine Name Literal Meaning
Jehovah Jirah The Self Existent One Provides
Jehovah Rapha The Self Existent One Heals
Jehovah Mickedish The Self Existent One Sanctifies
Jehovah Rohi The Self Existent One My Shepherd
Jehovah Tsidkenu The Self Existent One Is Our Righteousness
Jehovah Shammah The Self Existent One Is Present
Jehovah Nissi The Self Existent One Is Our Banner [Victory]
EXTENSIONS OF THE DIVINE NAME REVEALED IN JESUS
Jesus Has To Be Jehovah
Jesus Provides Matthew14:15-21
Jesus Heals Matthew 11:1-6
Jesus Sanctifies 1 Corinthians 1:2
Jesus Is Our Matthew 10:11
Chief Shepherd 1 Peter 5:4
Jesus Is Our 1 Corinth. 1:30
Righteousness Philippians 1:11
Jesus Is Present Romans 8:9,10
In His Church
Jesus Is Our Victory Galatians 3:20
Who Strengthens Us Philippians 4:13
Jehovah God declared that His Name “Jehovah” would continue to be His Name unto all generations: “This is My Name unto all generations . . .” Exodus 3:15 There are absolutely NO SCRIPTURES declaring “the NAMES OF THE LORD.” The Bible always says “THE NAME OF THE LORD” throughout scripture but never “NAMES OF THE LORD.” There is absolutely no use of plural “NAMES,” Not even once!
.” There is absolutely no use of plural “NAMES,” Not even once! Since God cannot lie the Name of Jehovah [Yahweh in Hebrew] will always be the one and only true Name for God. There are many extensions of the divine Name but all of these extensions always start with the name “Jehovah!” Even the Name of Jesus means “Jehovah Saves.” The Name of Jesus in the Hebrew is “Yahweh Hashua” [meaning The Self Existent One Saves] but in its contracted form it is “Yeshua” [The Self Existent One Saves]. Therefore Jesus is the Name of God the Father because he Has His Father’s Name. Jesus plainly declared, “I am come to you in My Father’s Name (John 5:43).” Isaiah 9:6 clearly states that the Name of the Son is the Name of “the Everlasting Father.”
The scriptures reveal the necessity of using the Name of the One True God to distinguish Him from the many false Lords and Gods. Even the apostle Paul said, “. . . there be many that are called gods . . . as there be gods many, and lords many . . .” 1 Corinthians 8:5
Titles such as Elohim and El are not names at all but titles [El and Elohim simply means God in Aramaic]. These titles meaning God were also used for Pagan deities such as the Philistine god Dagon and the Canaanite god Ashtoreth. Even Moses was called “a god (Elohim) unto Pharaoh. Wherefore, God’s true Name cannot be called God [meaning “Supreme”) for there are many false Lords and Gods claiming the same title. Neither can God’s Name be called Lord, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Christ, Word, Holy One, King, Eternal, Creator, Redeemer, Adonai, etc. These are not names but terms or titles used to describe God’s various functions and attributes.
Since many false gods and human beings also hold many of the same titles used to describe God, it is essential that we both know and utilize the one true Name of God. Jehovah’s prophets plainly declared that God’s true people would know His Name: “Therefore My people shall KNOW MY NAME.” Isaiah 52:6 “THEY SHALL KNOW THAT MY NAME IS JEHOVAH.” Jeremiah 16:21 “And JEHOVAH shall be King over all the earth: in that day shall there be ONE JEHOVAH, AND HIS NAME ONE.” Zechariah 14:9
If the name of Jehovah is ONE then there cannot be two or three other divine Names! The true bride of Jesus Christ will know His true identity. “I know My sheep, and am known by My own (John 10:14).” They will also know His Name: “My people SHALL KNOW MY NAME.” There is not a single scripture from Genesis to Revelation that says anything about plural NAMES OF THE LORD. Psalms 145:2 says, “I will praise thy Name forever and ever.” And Psalm 83:18 says that God’s “Name ALONE is JEHOVAH.”
THE TRUE BRIDE OF CHRIST WILL BE BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS [JEHOVAH SAVES] WATER BAPTISM IN THE TITLES FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT? OR IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST?
IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST
“Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, in the Name of Jesus Christ.” Acts 2:38
“They were baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 8:16
“And he commanded them to be baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 10:47,48 “
. . . when they had heard this, they were baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ.” Acts 19:1-5
“And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus.” Colossian 3:17
TITLES FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT
THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO SCRIPTURES SHOWING BAPTISMS PERFORMED IN THE TITLES, FATHER, SON, AND HOLY SPIRIT
1. The apostles and evangelists of the first century church always practiced and taught baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ alone!
2. There is no Biblical evidence to support baptism into the trinitarian formula which merely invoked the titles “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” at baptism.
3. Those who refuse to baptize in the Name of the Lord Jesus are disobedient to the clear scriptural command to baptize in the singular Name of God. Matthew 28:19 says to baptize them “in the Name of the Father.” The Father’s Name is not “Father,” it is “Jehovah!” The Son’s Name is not “Son,” it is “Jesus.” Since the Name of Jesus means “Jehovah Saves” and Jesus came in His Father’s Name, Jesus has to be the Name of the Father. Isaiah 9:6 proves that the Name of the Son is the Name of the Mighty God and Everlasting Father!
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the traditions of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him [In Christ] dwells ALL THE FULLNESS OF THE DEITY in bodily form. And you are complete in Him who is the head of all principality and power. In Him [In Christ] you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, buried with Him [Christ] in baptism, in which you were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.” Colossians 2:8-12 (See NIV)
Notice that all the fullness of the deity of God the Father dwells in Jesus Christ. The scriptures never state that Jesus is only one third of the deity with two other divine persons sharing the other two thirds of the divine essence. Jesus is not a second divine person of a three person deity. The Scriptures state that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end (Rev 1:8,11); the “KING of Kings and LORD of Lords (Rev 19:16).” If Jesus is the head of all principality and power then He has to be the true God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God does not have three heads! There cannot be three different heads holding all principality and power! When you see Jesus you are in fact, seeing all the fullness of God the Father in a bodily form.
Also notice that the apostle Paul states that all of the Colossian Christian believers had all been circumcised by a spiritual circumcision made without hands by being baptized into Christ. When they were buried with Christ in water baptism they were spiritually raised with Christ through their faith in his Name. External circumcision was the seal of the Abrahamic Covenant and the Law of Moses but the internal circumcision of Christ (water baptism) is the Seal of the New Covenant. Just as all who rejected the external seal were “cut off” because they had broken God’s Covenant (See Genesis 17:14), so also, all who reject the circumcision of Christ (water baptism into Christ) will be cut off from God‘s people.
It is our true Christian baptism into the Name of Christ which grants us legal access to be “In heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6).” How can any professing Christian disobey baptism into the Name of Jesus Christ? If you are not buried with Him in baptism how do you expect to be raised with Him? Salvation is through Christ’s Name alone!
Upon this Rock Jesus has built His true Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. Knowing the true identity of Jesus Christ leads to baptism into His Name. His Name is not Father, nor is it Son, nor is it Holy Spirit. His Name is called Jesus for He shall Save His People from their sins (Matthew 1:21). The true bride knows Christ’s true identity and His true Name.
Dear reader, do you really know Him? Are you legally His? Have you received your spiritual garment by being baptized into Christ? “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have been clothed with Christ.” Galatians 3:26,27 (The NIV correctly renders the original Greek as “clothed with Christ”)
How can you expect to enter God’s Heavenly Kingdom without a wedding garment? There is only one entrance into the Kingdom of God and that is through faith, repentance, and baptism into the Name of Jesus. Jesus is the only door into the Kingdom of God. All who try to enter in any other way are thieves and robbers! “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on THE NAME OF THE LORD.” Acts 22:16 “And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus.” Colossians 3:17
The true bride of Christ will remain pure from the teachings and practices of the harlot bride. Satan’s counterfeit bride has persecuted the true bride since the year 381 A.D. That was the year that the Roman Church began torturing and beheading true Christians for understanding the true identity of Jesus and for baptism into His Name. Upon this Rock of Revelation has the LORD JESUS built His True Church. There is no other doorway to enter into the Kingdom of God other than the one unlocked by Simon Peter in Acts 2:38. Have you obeyed Christ’s command? Eternity is too long to be wrong!
“Do ALL in THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS!”
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