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30. The Restoration of Truth.

 


The Restoration of Truth.

 

 Written by Kenneth Allan Clark. 3 / 6 / 17 © 2017
All Scripture (unless otherwise stated) taken from
“The Clark’s English translation.” © 2012, 2013, 2017.

 


Greetings Church leaders and saints around the world.

A few weeks back I received the following letter from one of my brothers in Christ.

“Prophet Ken good morning sir, I plan to do a crusade as one of the way to increase in number in church and the kingdom of GOD, but I need your advice what you say; “I want to work with you in this cause.”

The following letter is my reply, from one brother in Christ to another, but I share it with all my brothers in Christ and those interested in becoming my brother in Christ.

As believing saints and servants of Jesus Christ we are called to be followers of Jesus Christ, be fishers of men, and fulfill God’s Vision and Our calling.



Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom from above is at hand. 18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he said unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightaway left their nets, and followed him.
21 And going on from there, he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. 23 Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Good News of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with various diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. 25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

 


If you have not yet done so please find the time to read the following booklets. If you have already read them, then please read them again.

The Restoration Continues.

http://www.endtimes-tribulations.com/index.php/booklets/20-15-restoration-continues

Man is a soul who lives in a body and has a spirit.

http://www.endtimes-tribulations.com/index.php/booklets/14-09-man-is-a-soul

All Creation Is Waiting With Eager Expectation For The Revealing Of The Sons Of God.

http://www.endtimes-tribulations.com/index.php/publications/154-the-revealing-of-the-sons-of-god

Reading this letter and these booklets again and again while studying the Scriptures under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, will give you a better understanding of what it means to Following Jesus Christ and fulfil “God’s Vision.  Our calling.” And how we can work together towards the same God given vision. We need to fill our minds with the understanding of God’s Word and his ways. Only then can we instruct others in God’s Word and his ways.



Matthew 4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom from above is at hand.

Acts 10:34  Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every race he that fears him, and toils for justification (through the blood of the Lamb), is accepted by him. 36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:) 37 That word, I say, you know, which was declared throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.



We are the body of Christ, for all who are baptized into Christ are the sons of God (Gal. 3:26). We are the body of Christ, and when we do miraculous works in the name of Jesus Christ, we become the revelation of the sons’ of God to all mankind. When we cast out demons and heal the sick, we are the revelation of the sons’ of God. When we speak supernatural words of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, we are the revelation of the sons’ of God.

As sons of God we can do the same and greater miraculous works of deliverance and healing than did Jesus Christ the Son of God, while on earth in the flesh.

Jesus Christ preached the Good News of the kingdom, delivered the lost and healed the sick, and we as the sons of God are called to do the same (John 14:12).



John 14:12 Truly, truly, I say unto you, he that believes in me, the works that I do, he shall also do; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

 


When Jesus Christ went out to preach the Good News of the kingdom, the people were waiting with Eager Expectation for the revealing of the Son of God, and they came to him in their thousands to be delivered from the powers of darkness and healed of their diseases.



Luke 11:20 But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

 


When Jesus Christ gave all power and authority, first to the twelve and then the seventy and sent them out to peach the Good News of the kingdom, the people were also waiting for them, the sons of God with eager expectation.



Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them miracle working power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick.



Jesus Christ sent them out to preach the kingdom of God. That is he sent them out to declare the power and authority, given by God in the name of Jesus Christ to cast out demons and heal the sick.

And it was the same with the seventy (Luke 10:1-20).  

And Jesus Christ says to us,



John 14:12 Truly, truly, I say unto you, he that believes in me, the works that I do, he shall also do; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.



God is sovereign and he can lay upon any man the gift of Holy Spirit and the gifts of deliverance and healing, but he has promised he will he will give the gift of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit to all who believe the Good News of the Kingdom, repent and are baptized.

It is my observation, that in churches where they don’t practice a believer’s baptism by immersion in water, only few (if any) receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit and move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. While in churches where they do practice a believer’s baptism by immersion in water, almost all who believe and go through the waters of baptism receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit and move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  

One of the giftings of the Holy Spirit, Christ has given me, is that of a teacher for the opening of the understanding of the saints, that they might understand the scriptures.


 
Luke 24:45 Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.

 

Galatians 3:26 For you are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.


 
Jesus Christ went through the waters of baptism as an example for us to follow. When we go through the waters of our baptism into Christ for the repentance from sin, we are baptized into Christ death. Then when we are raised from the waters we are raised and seated with Christ and with God the Father above all powers and authority. As sons of God we rule with Christ over all powers and authorities, sickness, diseases and poverty.


 
Romans 6:3 Know you not, that as many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that just as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall also be in the likeness of his resurrection:

Ephesians 1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand above the sky. 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come: 22 And has put all under his feet, and gave him, the head over all to the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all.

Ephesians 6:10  Finally, my brothers and sisters, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God; that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in the sky.

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, he made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are delivered;) 6 And he has raised us up together, and made us sit together in Christ Jesus in the sky above.

 

 

The Great Commission and

The Foundation Doctrines of Christ.


Everything we have been looking at so far can be wrapped up in the Great Commission and the Foundation Doctrines of Christ.

For Jesus Christ his earthly ministry began with his baptism of repentance. For it was at his baptism that God The Father declared Jesus to be the Son of God (Mark 1:11 & Matthew 3:17), and it was at his baptism God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.

It was at his baptism by immersion under water, that Jesus Christ ministry began, and at his baptism he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and was declared to be the Son of God (Matthew 3:17).

It is at our baptism into Christ that we also receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit and are declared to be the sons’ of God (Acts 2:38 & Galatians 3:27).

When we are baptized into Christ the Holy Spirit and the power and authority of kingdom of God comes upon us and flows through us and touching others. Then, whenever we cast demons out of demon possessed people, the kingdom of God has come upon them.

 


Luke 11:20 But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.

 

Therefor our ministry also begins with our baptism of repentance, under waters into Christ.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me, in the sky and on earth. 19 Therefore, go you and disciple people of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, look and see, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the good news to all creation. 16 He that has faith to believe and is baptized shall be delivered; but he that believes not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that have faith to believe; in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 they shall take up snakes; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into the sky, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with miraculous signs following. Amen.

Luke 24:45 Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Therefore it is written, that it was necessary for Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance for the deliverance from sin should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And you are witnesses of these things. 49 Look and see, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are clothed with power from on high.

Acts   2:38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the deliverance from sin; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is unto you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

 



I want to work with you in this cause.


You wrote to me,

“Prophet Ken good morning sir, I plan to do a crusade as one of the way to increase in number in church and the kingdom of GOD, but I need your advice what you say; “I want to work with you in this cause.”

Firstly (if you have not already done so) you need to repent and be baptized into Christ. For without the baptism of the Holy Spirit, promised at our baptism of repentance (under the waters of baptism), not only will you remain spiritually blind and deaf to the truth, and you will lack the power and authority of a son of God. Then we as baptized believers need to become the manifestation of the sons’ of God, and go forth into the world, carrying out the Great Commission. Preaching and teaching the word of God, with signs and wonders following, for God is with us. 

As sons of God we need to catch the Vision of God. That is why I have made this letter available to all. Please do reproduce as many copies as you would like, either for your own use or to give away for free. Get this letter into the hands of all your pastors and small group leaders.

The vision is for we who are the body of Christ. One is a leg, another is an eye. The leg cannot run unless it is attached to the body, the eye cannot see unless it is attached to the head. We all have our bit to do, we cannot work alone, for we need each other. If we want to do anything for the kingdom, we need Christ as our head and the Holy Spirit flowing into to us, through us and out towards others as a river of life. All of us working together to fulfill the Vision of God.



Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am corrected. 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he who reads it may run with it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it: because it will surely come, it will not delay.



Over time God has given his vision to us through the Judges, Prophets and Apostles; and they have written the vision down so we can run with it. Like a jigsaw the vision contains many smaller visions, but when God through us puts all pieces together they make up the larger picture of God’s vision. God’s Vision sees mankind from the fall, through the redeeming Blood of Jesus Christ, to the total restoration of mankind and all things back to God. Our call is to work with Christ and other sons of God, to see God’s Vision and The Great Commission fulfilled by the end of the Age.

 


Matthew 24:14 And this, the good news of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations (and all races); and then the end shall come.

 

 

How do we go about doing

this work of restoration?


Ideally we should follow as closely the pattern God used in sending his Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ into the world.

Before Christ, the Son of God came to earth in the flesh, the Bible was rewritten in Greek, the Language of the common people and as close as possible to the original text in meaning and in the understanding of the original writer and hearer of the Word of God. Also before the Jews could write the Greek translation, they had to check out the Hebrew translation and decide which books were in and which books were out. Then when Jesus Christ, the Living Word of God came to earth, it was from these two translations he preached and taught from. Thus confirming they are both the original Word of God, the original text in meaning and in the understanding of the original writer and hearers of the Word of God.

However during what we often call the Dark Ages the written Word of God became polluted and muddied with wrong doctrines and wrong translations.

Then after the beginning of what we often call the Reformation of 1500 to 1650 the Bible was rewritten in all the common languages of Europe. However many of the wrong beliefs from the dark ages were written into these Bibles. So while most of these Bibles (including the English ‘King James Version’) are still amongst of the most correct versions we have in most European Languages, most (if not all) of them are polluted and muddied with wrong doctrines from the dark ages.

Although the Restoration continued in 1850 to 2000, and during this time many new translations were produced, most were not good translations. Because most (if not all) took us further away from the truth.  Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ began with repentance from dead works. A casting away and a turning from wrong teachings and lies, that had deceived and bond the Church of Jesus Christ for hundreds of years.



Luke 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. 45 Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, 46 And said unto them, Therefore it is written, that it was necessary for Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance for the deliverance from sin should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Acts 2:38) 48 And you are witnesses of these things. 49 Look and see, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but wait in the city of Jerusalem, until you are clothed with power from on high.



Jesus Christ opened their minds to the understanding of the scriptures, as written by Moses, the Prophets and in the psalms concerning him, and today by the Gift of the Holy Spirit, God opens our minds to the understanding of both the Old and New Testament writings. But some of the writings have been altered and the water of the Word has been polluted and muddied.

 

 

How can the bride of Christ be washed

clean in a polluted and muddied word?

 


Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.



Clearly the water of the Word of God first needs cleansing by the washing away of all wrong teachings, and Truth needs to be restored to our Bibles. Then just as Christ and the first Apostles preached and taught from Bibles that were written in the original text in meaning and of the Written Word of God, we to will be able to do the same.

Thus we are working on firstly; restoring an English translation to the original text in meaning and in the understanding of the original writer. Why English? For at this time most of our team read and write in English. It is their first language. As our team increases to include other willing and able saints who speak other languages, we will also work on restoring the Bible in these other languages. Currently in most European languages, it is the Bibles written during the Reformation 1550 – 1650 and based on received text, that make the best starting point for most saints restoring the Scriptures. For the likes of me, that means starting with the Authorized King James Version, a good concordance, a Bible Dictionary and a good English Dictionary. Also there are now a number of computer programs available, including one called “E-Sword” which provides a basic program free of charge.

Some of you will be able to do more than others. We are each responsible to God for how we use our talents and our giftings. Even the least of us, when he knows his Bible wrongly translates a word, he then very time he picks up his Bible, makes a conscience decision to declare, teach and preach the true word of God. Or he makes a conscience decision to declare, teach and preach the lying Word

Oh! The Satan the enemy of the truth will say. “Does it matter? What differences does it make? That is what the Church has always believed and taught. Greek words have deeper meanings than English words and many can safely translated in two or three different ways.” 

The Satan will shout in your ear.
Don’t you dare teach and preach the truth! For if you do, you will be put out of the Church!

This is not and idle fret. The first Christians were put out of the Synagogue for teaching and preaching the truth (John 12:42).  The first Protestants were put out of the Catholic Christ for teaching and preaching the truth. The first Baptist were put out of the Protestant Churches for teaching and preaching the truth. And the first Pentecostals were put of Baptist Churches for teaching and preaching the truth.



John 9:18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see? 20 His parents answered them saying, we know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21 But by what means he now sees, we know not; or who has opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 22 His parents spoke these words, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, he is of age; ask him.


 
God is asking you. Who do you fear, man or God?


Restoring the Original Words and their Meaning.


Soul and Sheol.

It was in 1986 while studying death, resurrection and the intermediate state that I first discovered that King James Version of the Bible wrongly translated the Hebrew and Greek words for soul and Hebrew and Greek words for Hell (Sheol) 50% of the time. But don’t throw out your King James, for in most of our modern English Bibles, the translators have all but totally removed the words soul and Sheol.

Given the goal of our faith is the deliverance of our souls from death and the powers of darkness, why have the modern translators all but totally removed the words soul and Sheol from our English Bibles. 

(C.E.T) 1 Peter 1:9 receiving the end of your faith—the deliverance of your souls.

(N.I.V.) 1 Peter 1:9  For you are receiving the goal of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

It is important that we restore both the word soul and the word Sheol (Hell) to our English Bibles. Otherwise we will never understand fully what the scriptures teach us about death, resurrection and the intermediate state. Nor will we correctly understand what the scriptures teach us about the makeup of man, body, soul and spirit. It is also been my observation, that many who fail to correctly understand these things, also fail to correctly understand the divinity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Trinity.

http://www.endtimes-tribulations.com/index.php/booklets/14-09-man-is-a-soul

Where is the throne of God?
Is it in Heaven or in the Sky? What do the original Scriptures say?

In the Bible, Genesis Chapter 1; heaven is described as the atmosphere or the air between the waters above (the clouds) and the waters beneath (the rivers and the sea).


(K.J.V.) Genesis 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

(C.E.T.) Genesis 1:6 And God said; “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters.” 7 And God made an expanse dividing the waters under the expanse from the waters above the expanse: and it was so. 8 And God called the expanse the sky. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

It is the Hebrew word shamayim that is usually translated has heaven. This word means to heave up, and in early to Middle English it was translated into the heaven up places and then shortened to heaven. When the Jews translated the Bible from Hebrew into Greek, they translated the Hebrew word shamayim into Greek as ouranos. This word literally means the sky.

To the ancients there were three skies or three realms. The first realm, is the realm of the birds, the second realm is the realm of the demons and angels, and above all in the third realm, is the throne of God who rules over all. Three realms one above the other in power and authority, yet all merged together as one. God is high above all, yet he is all around us in the air we breathe. Thus it is when Saul is spiritually caught up into the presence of God, yet his body remains on earth. Not understanding or knowing where he was, he writes.



2 Corinthians 12:1 It is not profitable for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I knew a man in Christ over fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knows;) such an one caught up to the third sky. 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knows;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard inexpressible words, which it is not right for a man to speak. 5 Of such a one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.

 

 

God’s seat of power and authority is up there in the third sky. Christ has been raised up and seated with the Father, and we to have been raised up and seated with Christ above in the third sky. Yet God is here on earth and all around us in the air we breathe. God is everywhere.



Psalm 139:7 Where shall I go from your spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend up into sky, you are there: if I make my bed in Sheol, see, you are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the farthermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall your hand lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.



To the ancients (weather Hebrew, Greek, Egyptian, Persian, Chinese, Inca, or North American Indian) all knew that God dwelt in the clouds. And if you wanted to get close to God, you would climb up a mountain to get to God in the clouds. Abraham, Moses and the Greeks all climbed mountains to get close to God. The ancients built the tower of Babel to get close to God. God was up in the clouds and often when he came down to earth, he came down in a cloud. For forty years the presence of God accompanied the Children of Israel in cloud and fire.

For more what is heaven and where it is, and what should we call it, please go to the forward of my book commentary on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

http://www.endtimes-tribulations.com/index.php/commentaries/71-com2-ephesians

Other Words that need to be restored to our Bibles.

The word justification need to be restored to our Bibles.

The words righteous and righteousness, need to be removed from our Bibles and the words just, justice, justified and justification need to be restored to our Bibles. Please read the following booklet.

http://www.endtimes-tribulations.com/index.php/booklets/32-26-justification-eternal-damnation

Son or child?

In some of our English Bibles they have at times incorrectly translated the Hebrew or Greek word for son as child. While at other times they have incorrectly translated the Hebrew or Greek word for child as son. Most times it does make a difference. Check these words against your concordance. Look at this subject again on page 2.
 
All Creation Is Waiting With Eager Expectation For The Revealing Of The Sons Of God.








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