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To the Apostles, Pastors and Saints around the world,
Christ be with you, and provide you with his wisdom, strength, and understanding of his word, and the ability to translate into your native language.
For now God is preparing me through prayer, studying the Scriptures, listening to God and writing down that which God reveals to me for The Church of Christ worldwide. I am praying to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ for that day to come, when God will provide the way and the provision, for this work of translating that which God has asked me to write down, into all the languages of mankind.
Until that day there is little I can do help pastors around the world other than prayer for you all and give you words of encouragement.
Let us not forget “God’s Vision,” the marriage of God’s only Begotten Son to the Church, The Bride of Christ.
Let us not forget “Our Calling,” The washing of the bride with the water of the Word. We wash the bride by teaching the Church, the Word of God and that Word will be confirmed with signs following. That calling is central to the great commission.
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 (all mankind). 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; 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 signs following. Amen.
We are called, not to be babies or children of God in Christ, we are called to be sons of God in Christ. Yes we may be born a child of God, but God expects us all to grow and mature into a son of God.
We don’t have to do everything ourselves, we only do that part God as called us to and prepared in advance for us to do. Jesus Christ did not start with 12 Apostles, he started with the Scriptures translated into the language of the common people, Greek. A work God prepared for others to do, 200 years earlier. Some of us are called to this translation work, while others are called to preach and teach the Word of God.
However as preachers and teachers of the Word of God, as far as we know and understand what truth is and what is error, we should teach the truth. In this little booklet for example I have drawn attention to some of the words that are often wrongly translated in our English Bibles.
In God’s timing, we will have correct and true English Versions of the Bible. But in the meantime, when you know in advance what you are preaching or teaching on, prayer fully check out the Scriptures you intend to teach or preach on. Check the words used, against your concordance and Bible dictionary. Then preach and teach the original words of God.
Drop the word heaven, and teach and preach about God the creator of sky and earth. Pray to our Father above in the sky and teach of the kingdom above all other powers and authorities. As the modern man thinks and understands the word heaven, it should be totally removed from our Bibles, our preaching, teaching and thinking; and replaced with air, sky, the sky above or above. Mostly I use the word sky, and where the King James Version put “the kingdom of heaven”, I mostly say “the kingdom above”.
Drop the words righteous righteousness and restore the words just, justice, justified and justification.
Drop the words save and saviour; and restore the words deliver and deliverer.
Although many say these two words have simular meanings, in fact they have a very different meanings.
Example 1: If I am a bond servant, working on my master’s boat, and I fall, knocking myself out. Then I fall off the boat into the water. I am drowning. My master dives in and saves me. Did my master save me? Yes. Now I saved, but am I free? No. I am still a bond servant. Yes I am saved, but nothing has changed. And that is the meaning of the word save. To save is to preserve and keep things as they are.
Example 2: If I want to save a hundred dollars of mine. I take it to the bank and put it in a savings account. Then in a few days’ time, or maybe five or twenty years’ time, I can go back to the bank and take back my hundred dollars. It been saved, it has been kept, preserved, it is just the same, nothing has changed. You say, what about my interest? You want interest, you don’t put your money in a savings account. You put it in an investment account.
Example 3: If you give me a nice cake at breakfast time, I can eat it for breakfast or I can save it for morning tea. By saving it, the cake will remain the same until I stop for morning tea.
Example 4: Look up your English dictionary. You will find apart from in Christian Theology, the English word save is used in the context of to keep safe and intact, to preserve, to avoid wear and tear, or waste, loss or expenditure. To save energy, to maintain things as they are.
In the book of Judges, the Children of Israel repeatedly turned from God. So God would allow their enemies over run them, rule over them and oppress them. Then in their suffering they would turn back to God and cry out to God for mercy and deliverance (not salvation). And God hearing their cry would raise up a deliverer. The judges were all type pictures of Jesus Christ, one of their own, born amongst them and raised amongst them, to deliver them from their oppressors. As a result of the deliverer’s actions, the lives of the Children of Israel were transformed, as they were delivered from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of God
Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the deliverance from sin: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Well I am sorry if it offends you, but we don’t need a saviour to keep us and preserve us in our bondage to sin, sickness, pain, diseases, oppression and poverty.
We don’t need another saviour. For many of you sitting in church, Sunday after Sunday, Satan is already doing a good job of being your saviour, keeping you and preserving you in your bondage to sin, sickness, diseases, oppression and poverty. Yes you come to church, you worship God, and you pray to God, but nothing changes. You are still bound in your sin, sickness, diseases, oppression and poverty. So you cry out loud, “Save us Lord Jesus, save us now”; and you wonder why you remain kept and preserved in your bondage. Why! You ask am I still bound and oppressed. It is because that is what you have been calling out for Jesus Christ to do, and that is what he is allowing.
Do you want your lives transformed? Do you want to be delivered from sin, sickness, disease, oppression and poverty? Then you don’t need saviour, you need a deliverer. You need to cry out loud, Lord Jesus deliver us now, Lord Jesus deliver us now. We repent of our sin and turn to you. We repent of calling you our saviour, and we ask you to please become our deliverer. Cast away our sins away from us Lord Jesus. Release us from our bondage and transform our lives.
Your brother in Christ,
Prophet Ken Clark.
Written by Kenneth Allan Clark and printed and published by
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