Apostasy means the renunciation of a belief or a set of beliefs. Specifically, the renunciation of one's religion or faith. It also means, backsliding, conversion, deconversion, defection, disaffection, or estrangement. What this one word apostasy really comes down to is this, it means, to abandon or turn against; to cease or to change ones loyalty. In other words, anyone who commits apostasy is nothing more than a defector. And we all know what it means to become a defector, you change your loyalty and go and work for the other side.
In today's Christianity there are many defectors who have left their first love and now work for the greatest deceiver of all time, Satan. The sad thing is, it is those who think they have not been or cannot be deceived, that have already been deceived. These are dangerous times we live in and it is time for Christianity and the so-called born again Christians to take a rain check on the authenticity of their faith. How many Christians out there have ever taken the time to compare what their Church leaders are teaching them, against what Gods written word is really trying to teach them. What you hear today from the pulpits has absolutely nothing in common with what was preached by the prophets and the apostles more than 2,000 years ago. What is being preached in the churches today is nothing more than pure heresy, and manmade fantasies. ( Mark 7:20-23 ).
If you are a truly born again Christian then you are a disciple of Jesus Christ. Your job is to do exactly what the disciples and the apostles of our Lord did. Defend the Christian truth what ever it may cost. The work of a truly born again Christian is not to be sitting in a Church building keeping the seats warm, his work is to stand up and rebuke those leaders and teachers who are distorting Gods written word to suit their own evil purposes. Genuine servants of our Lord will not only portray the redemption work of Christ in words, but also in their conduct. Millions of today's Christians believe they have been saved because this is what they have been told by the heretics behind the pulpits. It is those people who take it for granted that they have been saved and do not seek to know the truth in Gods written word, and because of this they are the ones who have fallen into a state of apostasy.
In Gods written word you will find the gift of eternal life, and it also contains the secrets of the Kingdom of God. This precious gift and the endless secrets are only entrusted to Christ's faithful followers. If your leaders and teachers were indeed who they say they are then everyone would know how to interpret Gods written word for themselves. But no, you just act like the innocent sheep that you are and blindly follow the deceptive words of those who have long since defected to the other side. These are the false leaders and teachers of today who even the prophets of old foretold would arise and lead Gods people astray. Fulfillment of prophesy.
Apostasy also means turning away from Christ, and this is nothing more than rebellion. You must never forget that God punishes those who rebel against him. The time has come for change, there is a new season approaching more rapidly than many would like to believe. Your leaders and teachers will also be telling you similar stories, but the way they interpret Gods word is only for their own benefit. The time we are living in is the era of the black horse, and for those who are able to see into the Kingdom of God will know exactly what I am talking about. If you truly knew Gods will for mankind, you would also know the signs and the seasons. You would also know that this era of the black horse is almost at it's end and you would be prepared for the coming new season, the era of the pale horse. Surely your leaders and teachers have explained to you all about the seven eras which are foretold in Revelation 1:1-20. The era we are now in which is drawing to it's close is the third of the seven. This is the season of famine for both body and soul, Not only physical famine but also spiritual famine. Your false leaders have not been able to prepare you for the seasons coming change.
When we enter into the fourth era, the era of the pale horse, half way through this seven year era the Antichrist will arise, and with his appearance the world will fall into deadly calamities and disasters. Three and a half years into this era will be the time to make the choice of receiving the mark or being martyred for your faith in Christ. This is the time when you will discover if you have received the Holy Spirit from God as your leaders have told you. But if you do not have the Spirit of God in you, then you will in no way have the power to refuse the mark. It is only those who have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit of God who will receive the power to refuse the mark and be martyred for their faith in Christ.
Now is the time to make sure you have the correct faith. There is only one way to receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit from God, and that is if you have no sin in your heart. You surely must know that sin and the Holy Spirit can have no communion with each other. Don't you know that every time you beg God for forgiveness for your daily sins you are admitting to Him that you are still a sinner. Don't you also know that no unconfessed sin will enter Gods Kingdom. Have your leaders and teachers prepared you for the coming of the thief in the night. When He comes you will have no more time to confess those sins. How many sins do you commit in a day, how many do you confess, how many sins do you forget that you have committed. How much evil do you commit each day not even being aware that it is sin. Where I live almost everything which God forbids, our government demands us to do it. Here, because of the laws of the land where I live, Gods people don't even know they are committing sin against God. But then again it's the same the world over, why? It's because of all the false leaders and teachers who, instead of standing up for Gods righteousness, have chosen to defect and work for the other side.
Dear people, don't be deceived, Just look around you at what is happening, and I mean inside your Church. Do you really know who is sitting next to you. Don't you know what Gods word says He will do with rumormongers and backstabbers. You know what goes on in your Church but yet you just stand by and do nothing, you watch as people are being ridiculed and laughed at, and you even join in with the scoffers. You might say, oh my this is wrong, God would not be pleased at this, but you do nothing. This is what God calls worshiping Him with lip service while your hearts are far from Him.
People, this is a wakeup call; you need to pick up your Bible and read the book of Jude. This book is dedicated to reminding the Church to remain in a state of constant vigilance against the danger from the false teachers and the false prophets. This warning was written almost 2,000 years ago, and today we can see everything which Jude was warning us about happening within the worlds Churches. There is no point in placing the blame for the state of Christianity today onto governments or the politicians who have destroyed the word of God by making a mockery of the contents of the Holy Scriptures. It is today's so-called born again Christians who are to blame for the state of the Church. If they had been truly born again as they maintain then they would have obeyed the will of God and stood up for the righteousness of God. Instead of denouncing the false teachers and prophets who are working for the great deceiver while disguising themselves as men of God, the world's Christians just go along with whatever they are told. This is what it is to be deceived.
The whole truth is, the nation of Israel was given a mission to serve God, and to be custodian of this world and also to be a light for the gentile nations of then and in the future. But because of sin and rebellion against the will of God for His people, they failed. And this is why Christ the Messiah came to this earth to fulfill this mission.
Today's worldly Churches are still full of sin and rebellion, and today, just as it was then, Christianity has once again failed. Just read the book of Jude and compare it to your Church and your leaders and teachers, and all those false prophets who they invite to bring a word from God. All these false prophets do is line their own pockets with your hard earned cash, and tell you that God has a wonderful plan for this Church, but for this plan to work you must give more support to your leaders (mostly financial support). They know how to manipulate people into submission to their will, they know your weaknesses and the play upon them. You say you are born again and have the Holy Spirit within you, but you are still looking for sensations, and oh boy, when these false prophets lay their hands upon you, you delight in falling to the floor and reeling about like a screaming banshee. Where in Gods word does it say that when Jesus or any of his disciples laid their hands onto people that they fell to the ground. Gods word tells us the opposite. Their hands healed the dead souls and raised them up out of the pits of darkness.
If your faith is not healed when the thief comes, you will be in for the biggest shock of your life. You will be left behind. What your leaders, and teachers, and those false prophets should be teaching you is how to repent and have the sins in your hearts removed so that you can receive the Holy Spirit of God, thus having your name removed from the book of your works and transferred into the book of life.
Apostasy and transference are quite similar in a way. As apostasy means to transfer your loyalty from one person or cause to another, transference means to pass on something to someone else.
Jude 3-4. Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Jesus Christ.
Jude is talking here about the common salvation which was delivered once and for all to the saints of the Church, but he found it necessary to warn those of the same faith to be watchful of those who had crept in, ungodly men who would try to cause apostasy under the weaker in faith. The same problem is still in the Churches today. Many would rather listen to and believe in what their leaders and teachers were telling them instead of learning for themselves the correct doctrine. This was and still is the reason why millions of so-called born again Christians have been deceived by these false teachers. Because they are not fully grounded in Gods truth of salvation, they are easily deceived by those who will tell them exactly what they so desperately want to hear.
Those who do not fully understand the basic teachings of their faith will in no way be able to defend themselves against the deceptive words from those who have joined the other side. How many Christians today commit the crime of apostasy. They betray their loyalty to their own Church and their brothers and sisters when a new prophet comes to town, they will even reject their own Church gathering just to hear the nonsense from these false prophets wherever they come to spread their lies. These are the so-called born again sensationalists who are still hoping for a visible sign or a personal blessing just to convince themselves that it's all real. But, because they do not have the basic understanding of what it means to be truly born again, they have no earthly idea of what is being transferred onto them when these false prophets lay their hands on them.
The true gospel which Jude was warning the church to defend against those who had already defected was the gospel of the water and the Spirit. The only Gospel which will guarantee you the indwelling of Gods Holy Spirit. This is where the Biblically sound doctrine of the laying on of the hands will save you from apostasy.
John 3:5. Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
The secret to your rebirth lies not in your own personal water baptism but in the baptism which Jesus received from John the Baptist in the river Jordan.
Matthew 3:15. Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.
The moment that Jesus received His Baptism from John was the moment that our Lord became the righteousness of God. To know the secret of the laying on of the hands and what is transferred from one to the other, you need to know who John the Baptist was. When you know this you need to check out John's genealogy. If you do this correctly and accept Gods written word just the way it has been written you will be lead to Aaron the first high Priest. When you know what God instructed Aaron to do in order for the people of Israel to receive forgiveness for their sins and their iniquities for the year, then you will know what happens when the hands are laid on to someone. When John Baptized Jesus, he transferred the sins of the world onto Jesus!!!! You must know the order of the everlasting statute for the forgiveness of sin. (Leviticus 16). You must also know that without first transferring the sin onto the offer, that the blood has no meaning. When were the sins transferred onto Jesus, was it before or after His blood flowed?
Unless you have this knowledge of why our Lord came to this earth to fulfill the mission for which Israel failed because of their sins and rebellion, you will never enter the Kingdom of God. A person must become born again of the water and the Spirit before he can even see into the Kingdom of God.
If, after having read the Book of Jude 1-25. you disagree with Gods written word then you will be the one who will be left behind to suffer under the era of the pale horse. You have already been deceived. If on the other hand you have seen the light then disregard the lies and deceit from your false teachers, and place an order for the free Christian books written by Rev.Paul C. Jong. These books will only lead you to Gods written word, and when you have discovered the truth, you can be sure of receiving the Holy Spirit of God. Once you become truly born again of the water and the Spirit you will receive the power to rebuke the false leaders and teachers of today. And in the end you will also receive the power in the Spirit to refuse the mark and accept your martyrdom.
Either God has already blessed you with the gospel of the water and the Spirit, or the false teachers already have you working for the other side.
Pastor & Evangelist
The New Life Mission
Holland : Branch