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Book of Revelation Seven Letters Reflect Seven Phases of ISRAEL's History, Part 1 - Pastor David

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Here, in part 1 of this short message series, we begin the breakdown of the Epistles to the Churches of The Book of Revelation, and discover that they actually correlate to seven phases of the history of Israel.

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. BELIEVE today. The time is short.

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Grace be to you and peace, from God: our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ.

In The LORD Jesus Christ,
The Lion and Lamb Ministry

Pastor David Picos, D.D.
Minister and Ambassador for Christ in the Ministry of Reconciliation …

Book of Revelation Epistles are NOT Written to the Body of Christ - Pastor David

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In this message we take a look into what APPEARS like, (but it is not), a change of relationship for The Body of Christ. However, we find here a large contrast between the Pauline Epistles and the Revelation Epistles of Revelation chapters 2-3.

The letters to these assemblies, when read carefully, DIFFER immensely from the Pauline epistles. The Revelation Epistles are addressed to servants and speak of works and judgment, while the Pauline Epistles are addressed to SONS and Daughters and speak of our standing IN Christ, as His Body, by GRACE.

And it was to the Apostle PAUL, and NOT to the 12 Apostles, that the Mystery was shown and explained.

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he …

Masonic Symbols, Saturn Worship, Religion, and the Commission of the Body of Christ - Pastor David

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Tonight I want to focus on the one common denominator that runs trough all of the world's religions. And that the Ambassador for Christ needs to, through prayer, hone in on. That common denominator is that: YOU are a god. That each and every human is a god unto themselves.

But there's more...Then there is a different type of religion, with the same common denominator, but this religion actually renounces all religion and tells you that you need to seek the truth or rather the "Christ" truth within yourself. How Christ came to be within them they cannot say, but will tell you that he has always been there as far back as they can remember. There is never stated a testimony of Salvation. However, these will tell you they believe in Christ, but WHAT they believe seems to be the issue, because those involved in this religion can be found amongst those preoccupied with the discovery of symbols and colors of Satanism, the Saturn/Black Cube worship cult, and freemasonry, …

Transition In Acts: Bible Study Illustration Chart 7 - Pastor David

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(Chart courtesy of the Berean Literature Foundation)
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This Bible Study Chart illustrates that, with the rejection of Israel of The LORD Jesus Christ and His Kingdom, the message of the twelve Apostles went from the particular to the general.

While LATER, with the Apostle Paul, (the chief of sinners saved by Grace), his message, (received by direct revelation from the Glorified Risen Christ), went from the general to the particular again, climaxed by the glorious Truth about Christ and His Body, The Mystery.

Thus the TRANSITION lies BETWEEN and explains the generalities in the Book of Acts which have puzzled so many!

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In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that…

The Body of Christ is not the Bride of Christ is not Israel. Once and For All - Pastor David

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We at the Lion and Lamb Ministry firmly believe that The Bride of Christ and The Mystery, the Body of Christ, belong to different operations in the overall plan of God. Both are formed by Christ, and both are based on the redemptive work of Christ, but there are many differences, leading to the conclusion that they are in fact completely different.

They have different beginnings, different Apostles, different Gospels, there is numerous scripture that pertains to each separately, they each have different members, they each have different governing's, and they have different prophesies to them. What many fail to realize is this: because Israel, the first nation, nation #1, stubbornly rejected Christ the Messiah, God finally set her aside, (albeit temporarily never ever forget that), as a nation, as we read in Acts 28:28, and, in unmatched incomprehensible mercy and love, interrupted the prophetic program, to which it is written, “none of the princes of this world knew: for had th…

Second Coming of Christ, The Two Stages: Rapture and Restitution - Pastor David

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The coming of Christ for His Body, the Church of the Dispensation of Grace, is quite a different event, and belongs to quite a different Dispensation than the coming of Christ as the Son of man, when He will "come unto" the earth, to take unto Himself His great power, and reign.

The end for which the Body of Christ is waiting is not judgment or tribulation, but to be "received up in glory" (1 Tim. 3:16), to be "called on high" (Phil. 3:14), to be changed and have glorious bodies like our Saviour's own body of glory. The Body of Christ seat of government exists NOW in heaven, "from whence they look for the Saviour" (Phil. 3:19-21).

The coming of Christ for His Body is into the air, and not unto the earth; it is in Grace, and not in judgment; and it concerns those who are "in Christ".

Please read Acts 3:19-26; Acts 5:29-32; Acts 2:5-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 in conjunction with watching this video. Second Coming of Christ, The Two…

About the Deity of Christ - Pastor David

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This short word is aimed at those that call themselves "Christian". If you don't know Christ we have something for you here as well.

Now, to those that carry the moniker of Christian, let me say this...ANY assembly, congregation, denomination members...whatever you want to call them...however decent, respectable, moral, kind, gentle, religious and zealous, who DENY the eternal DEITY which means that Christ IS God, and the virgin birth of our LORD Jesus Christ, His perfect, sinless life, His vicarious death, His resurrection and ascension in a body, or give His attributes to another such as the fact that THERE IS ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS, 1 Timothy 2:4-6...those that DENY these things are deceivers and antichrist. 2 John 7; and they make God a liar, because they believe NOT the record that God hath given of His Son. 1 John 5:10.

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Now, to those who do not know Christ, here is how you can...BELIEVE! In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit throu…

Great Commissions: Bible Study Illustration Chart 6 - Pastor David

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.(Chart courtesy of the Berean Literature Foundation)*******This Bible Study Chart illustrates how the so-called Great Commission was PRECEDED by a commission almost as great and then followed by the Greatest of ALL Commissions...THAT given by the Glorified LORD Jesus Christ to Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles, and to us.Actually, while there is much talk about...obeying the so-called Great Commission...NO ONE really obeys it today, for God has made this impossible.We can and should, however, obey the Great Commission given to the Apostle Paul and us by Christ, in Heaven. 2 Cor. 5:14-21, Ephesians 3:1-11***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVING the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation. Therefore, here, now, is declared unto you the Word of Truth, the Gospel of your Salvation: "that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the thir…

Bible Study Illustration Chart 5 - Pastor David

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.(Chart courtesy of the Berean Literature Foundation)*******This Bible Study chart illustrates the philosophical harmony of the messages proclaimed by God's servants through the centuries.For example, the Gospel of the Kingdom, proclaimed by our LORD and the twelve, NATURALLY takes us back to David and the great covenant of the Messianic Kingdom made with him. Similarly, the Gospel of the Circumcision, proclaimed later at Pentecost, NATURALLY takes us back to Abraham and the covenant of circumcision, guaranteeing the blessing of the Gentiles through the seed of Abraham, NOT Abram.Study the rest for yourself until you get to the most blessed message of all, The Mystery. The Mystery, proclaimed by the Apostle Paul and based, NOT on covenants, or prophecies, but based on Gods...own purpose and Grace given us in Christ Jesus BEFORE the world began. 2 Timothy 1:9.***In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul declares that men are saved and sealed by hearing and BELIEVIN…

DISPENSATIONS in The BIBLE: Bible Study Illustration Chart 4 - Pastor David

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During the last few years Christians have been warned time and again against Dispensationalism, Ultradispensationalism, Hyperdispensationalism, and Extreme Dispensationalism. Some ignorant, spiritual leaders have warned their followers against any and all Dispensationalism. Now, the word "Dispensation" is used in Ephesians 1:10, Ephesians 3:2-3, Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:24-26, and 1 Corinthians 9:17. The Greek word is "OIKONOMIA" . . . "Oiko" means House . . . and "Nomia" means Law. IT is also from where we get our English word Economy. This word "OIKONOMIA" is translated "Stewardship" in Luke 16:2-4. You see the word has the meaning of "The ADMINISTRATION of a HOUSE or HOUSE HOLD. I am sure you have heard of...The President's ADMINISTRATION.

In Ephesians 4:12 we read that God is EDIFYING THE BODY OF CHRIST. OK, now, "EDIFY" in the Greek is "OIKODOMEO". "OIKO" means House, and, "…