By Kenneth Allan Clark. © 2016, 2017.
Published by “Victorious Christian Ministries International.”
All Scripture taken from the Clark’s English Translation © 2012, 2013, 2017
The marriage of the God’s Son, Jesus Christ to the Church, the bride of Christ.
The washing of the bride with the water of The Word of God.
Luke 14:21b Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22 And the bondservant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room. 23 And the lord said unto the bondservant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Seventeen years ago when I first launched “Victorious Christian Ministries International”, God’s vision and our calling, was not to plant and grow churches, but to encourage churches worldwide to pick up God’s vision and our calling and run with the vision.
Then the main thrust I saw of God’s vision and our calling was to restore teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ back to its beginnings in Genesis. However at that time looking at God’s vision was like looking through smoked glass. Then ten years back I wrote my first commentary. Thus I began to see more clearly the necessity of translating the Bible back into the original text and meaning of the Word of God. Little by little as I translated the Bible back into the original text, the clearer God’s vision and the calling to the Church worldwide became to me. More and more God was revealing his Word to me as taught to the Church in the beginning. With each restored teaching the more I saw the necessity to translate the Bible back into the original text and meaning of the Word of God.
During the last few months, fatigue and tiredness due to health problems may have stopped me from doing much work. However God has used this time to draw me closer to him, so I could more clearly listen and hear him speak to me.
I prayed asking him for 12 Apostles from around the world to carry the vision and call to the Church worldwide. After all did not Jesus Christ begin with 12 Apostles?
God answered my prayer by telling me, Jesus Christ did not start by calling 12 Apostles, he started with the original text of ‘The Word of God,’ in common Greek, the language of the common people. 300 years before Christ birth on earth, the Jews saw the need to translate the original texts of The Word of God into common Greek. 200 years before Christ, the Septuagint, the common Greek text of the Bible was completed.
Then by the time Christ earthly ministry began, the Septuagint was being read and studied by Greek speaking Jews throughout the Roman Empire and beyond. Thus Jesus Christ started earthly ministry with the original text that was in the beginning and in the language of the common people.
The foundations of all our Christian doctrines of Christ were laid down in Genesis. Adam walked and talked with God, and Enoch walk and talked with God. Thus receiving the foundation teachings of Christ, which they in turn passed on to God’s people, through Methuselah, Noah then Shem. Shem would have most likely wrote down The Word of God and spoke to Abraham.
When Adam and Eve sinned, God by his grace for them, covered them with animal skins, justifying them by the blood of the Lamb.
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the snake. - - - - - -
15 “And I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”
Here God is speaking of the virgin birth, for nowhere else in The Word of God does God speak of the seed of a woman, but Eve conceived of the Spirit of God the Promised Seed. Thus in this verse we not only have the first mention of the virgin birth, we also he first mention of Jesus Christ the Promised Seed our coming deliverer, God come to earth in the flesh.
The promised seed, born of the virgin, who would crushed the head of Satan under his feet. (To be under ones feet, is to be under their authority) The Promised Seed of the woman is not described in the plural but in the singular as in one.
Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. God did not say, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to your seed, which is Christ.
Genesis 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty-five years, and fathered Methuselah: 22 And Enoch walked with God after he fathered Methuselah three hundred years, and he fathered sons and daughters: 23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years: 24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not for God took him.
The first man Adam together with Enoch seventh from Adam, and Methuselah walked upon the earth together with God for three hundred years.
Methuselah lived on to walk upon the earth with Noah his grandson for six hundred years, and with Methuselah’s great grandson Shem for one hundred years. It is very likely that Shem was preaching the good news of justification through the blood of the Lamb our deliverer to the people of the world while they built the tower of Babel to reach up to God in the sky above. Shem would have been also teaching the people of the Nations many other spiritual truths. Which is why when the Nations of the earth scattered they all took with them a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the spiritual foundations of Christ
Most ancient people groups believed in a Creator God who ruled supreme and above all; the virgin birth of the Son of God, the deliverer of mankind; justification by faith in the blood of the Lamb; life after death in the world of the dead; a world of the dead divided into at least two areas, one for the just dead and one for the unjust dead; the coming resurrection and the world wide flood. However most sooner or later, to a greater or lesser extent twisted or turned away from the truth.
As an example how quick a nation can twist and turn away from the truth. After God delivered the Children of Israel out of Egypt, while Moses was 40 days upon Mount Sinai. The people turned from God and worshiped an Egyptian god, crediting an idol with all the miracles the one and only true God did.
Matthew 24:30 Then shall the sign of the Son of man appear in the sky: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.
Jude 14 Enoch, seventh from Adam, also prophesied of these, saying, Look and see, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, 15 To execute judgment upon all, and to punish all that are wicked among them of all their unjust deeds which they have wickedly committed, and of all their hard words which wicked sinners have spoken against Him.
To execute judgment is to carry out the condemnation, the sentence of eternal death, which was made against us in the Garden of Eden.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not put on account when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the likeness of Adam's offence, who is the type of him that was to come.
But just as we were all condemned to death through Adam in the Garden of Eden, so also through Christ, while Adam still in the Garden of Eden, we were all justified through faith in the Blood of the Lamb.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever has faith in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be delivered from sin. 18 He that has faith in him is not condemned: but he that has not faith is condemned already, because he has not faith in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Genesis 3:21 And the LORD God made garments of skins for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
This is foretelling, a type picture of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God being slayed and his blood being poured out for the sin of the world. All mankind, who by faith believe in justification through the Blood of the Lamb shall be delivered from sin and clothed in the justification of God: but he that does not believe is condemned already.
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.
Adam was taught by God the good news of justification by faith in the blood of the Lamb, and Adam in turn taught his two sons Cain and Abel.
Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and gave birth Cain, and said, “I have begotten a man from the LORD. 2 And she conceived again, and gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground a sacrificial offering unto the LORD. 4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and their fat. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had no respect. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. 6 And the LORD said unto Cain, “Why are you angry? And why is your countenance fallen? 7 If you do what is good, shall you not be accepted? And if you do what is not good, sin crouches at the door, desiring that you shall be his, but you should rule over him.
Why was Cain’s sacrificial offering rejected by God and Abel’s accepted? Because Cain in offering a sacrifice of the fruit of the ground was rejecting the deliverance of God, of justification by faith in the blood of the Lamb.
Noah also preached justification by faith in the Blood of the Lamb.
2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but kept Noah, one of eight souls a preacher of justification, bringing the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
By having a blood sacrifice upon disembarking ark, Noah continued to preach justification by faith in the Blood of the Lamb.
When God called on Abraham to sacrifice his only begotten son Isaac, and then God provided a ram to be sacrificed instead of Isaac; God was again declaring the doctrine of justification by faith in the Blood of the Lamb (Genesis 22:7 – 13).
When God called on the Children of Israel to sacrifice their Passover Lamb (Exodus chapter 12). Again God declared the doctrine of justification by faith in the Blood of the Lamb,
Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
Note: One is not born the only begotten son, one is chosen and declared to be the only begotten son (see booklet, The Only Begotten Son of God).
Written by Kenneth Allan Clark and printed and published by
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