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).
When Jesus Christ started his earthly ministry, he didn’t start with twelve Apostles he started with the original text that was in the beginning and in the language of the common people.
God’s vision and his calling to us the Church has not changed, but it begins with the need to write the Bible in the original text, in the many languages of the common people.
Many would say if I cannot read the original Hebrew and Greek Word of God, how then can I translate the original Word of God into modern English
By or original text of God’s Word we mean the original intent and meaning of God’s Word spoken to mankind through the Prophets of God. Can we even go back to the original intent and meaning of God’s Word as spoken to mankind through the Prophets Adam and Enoch? Adam and Enoch did not even write down the Word of God, but passed it on by word of mouth and by the Spirit of God to other Spirit filled men of God through the ages.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him nothing that was made, was made.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we have looked closely at his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Jesus Christ is the original Word of God who spoke through Adam and Enoch, then approximately 4,000 years after creation, the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us, as the only begotten of the Father. Christ was and still is the original Word of God. (See booklet ‘The Only Begotten Son of God.’)
How do we write the Word of God in its original text, while at the same time rewriting the original Word of God in the many languages of today’s common people?
300 – 200 B.C. With the translation of the original Hebrew text of the Word of God into the common Greek language; the Greek Septuagint. Spirit filled Hebrew scholars laid down a pattern by which we can follow, allowing us translate the original Word of God into the many languages of today’s common people.
1: The golden rule was to find the one commonly used Greek word that best matched the original Hebrew word.
2: Then that one word became sanctified and set apart for that purpose. That word was not to be used for any other purpose, and no other word was to be used for the purpose that word was sanctified for.
When the Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us he accepted the text used for the Greek Septuagint as the Word of God, and the Greek Septuagint was accepted by the first Apostles as the Word of God.
The following is an extract from my book,
Death, Resurrection and the Last 10½ Years.
If you were to study your K.J.V of the Bible along with a good Bible Concordance and Bible Dictionary you would find that the following Hebrew to Greek to English translations are correct. You will also find that the K.J.V. does not always use the correct or best translation for the modern English speaking person.
• The Hebrew words ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’ which were translated into Greek as ‘ouranos’ and then into English as ‘heaven’, ‘air’, and ‘sky’ (I have translated as sky).
The literal translation of both the Hebrew words ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’ is the heaved up things; or lofted up things. When the Hebrew scholars translated the Bible into Greek they chose the Greek word ‘ouranos’ meaning the sky as the closest Greek word to the true meaning of the words ‘shamayim’, and ‘shemayin’. In Early to Middle English ‘shamayim’ and ‘shemayin’, ‘the heaved up things’ became ‘the heaven up things’, which was then shortened to ‘heaven’. ‘Heaven’ may have been a good translation back in the days of King James, but for the modern English speaking man the word ‘sky’ would give them a much clearer understanding of what the original writers of the Scriptures were saying. Which is why in my writings you will find the word ‘heaven’, most times has been translated as sky, and a few times either as air, the sky above, or above. The kingdom of heaven, I have translated as the kingdom above. Meaning the kingdom above all other kingdoms in power and authority.
• The Hebrew word ‘qeber’, which was translated into Greek, has ‘mnemeion’, and then into English as ‘grave’, (I translate as grave).
• The Hebrew word ‘Sheol’, which was translated into Greek has ‘Hades’, and then into English as ‘Hell’, (I translate as Sheol).
The Hebrew word Sheol, which was translated into English has ‘Hell’, is translated into K.J.V. 31 times as Hell, and 33 times as grave. Considering there is not only a big difference between what is the grave and what is Hell, and that both the Hebrew and the Greek writers of the Bible made a clear distinction between the grave and Hell, one wonders how the translators of the K.J.V. could get it so wrong. But if we take the N.I.V. as an example of a Modern English Version, we find that the number of times they have translated the word ‘Sheol’ as grave is 59.
• The Greek word ‘Gehenna’ which is translated into English has ‘Hell’ (I either translate as ‘Sheol’ or ‘the fires of Sheol’)
Matthew 10:28 “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in the fires of Sheol.
Note: The word often translated in this verse as Sheol (Hell or Hades), is the Greek word ‘Gehenna’. This word Gehenna was usually used to describe the fires that burn eternally in the pit of Sheol. The fires into which the unjust dead, both their body and soul, will be thrown after the resurrection and the judgment. The Greek word usually used to describe Sheol, being Hades.
Therefore Matthew 10:28 is referring to the second death. In the first death, the body goes to the grave, not into Sheol or into the fires of Sheol.
• The Hebrew word ‘chaiym’, which was translated into Greek as ‘zoe’ and then into English as ‘life’ (I translate as life).
• The Hebrew word ‘ruach’ which was translated into Greek as ‘pneuma’ and then into English as ‘spirit’ or ‘ghost’ (I translate as spirit).
It is of interest to note that all widely accepted English translations, almost always translate both the Hebrew word ‘ruach’ and the Greek word ‘pneuma’ as ‘spirit’, ‘ghost’ or ‘breath’. Traditionally man is never described as a spirit in the Bible, nor is spirit ever translated as a person or persons.
• The Hebrew word neshesh, which was translated into Greek has psuch, and then into English as ‘soul’ (I translate as soul)
Between them the Hebrew word ‘neshesh’ and the Greek word ‘psuch’, are translated into K.J.V. over 500 times as ‘soul’, 120 times as ‘life’, 28 times as ‘person’, 21 times as ‘self’, and 15 times as ‘heart’. While most modern English Bibles have further reduced the use of the word soul by 80 to 95%, making it almost impossible for the average Christian to do any meaningful study on makeup of man, body, soul and spirit, or on the doctrine of death and resurrection.
The apostle Peter writes; receiving the end of your faith, the deliverance of your souls (I Peter 1: 9).
Or as the N.I.V. says “for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
Considering the goal of our faith is the deliverance of our souls, we should ask; why have the modern English translators all but removed any mention of the soul of man, and of Hell from our Bibles?
Clearly action needs to be taken to restore the written word of God to its original meaning. It is in part, for this reason my brothers in Christ and I took up the task of writing the “Clark’s English Translation” of the Bible and why all Scripture (unless otherwise stated) in this book is taken from the “Clark’s English Translation”.
However do feel free to use your own favourite version of the Bible, along with the K.J.V. a good concordance and Bible dictionary to check these things out. In fact I recommend you check out all my writings and teachings, so that your beliefs and understanding of these things should not be founded on my teachings but on the written Word of God.
One of my favourite passages of Scripture is Paul’s commendation of the Bereans.
Acts 17:10 Then the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night to Berea: who arriving there went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, to see whether those things were so. 12 Therefore, many of them indeed believed, and also not a few of the prominent Greek women and men.
Paul commends the Bereans, not because they chose to believe their own denominational doctrines, and not because they chose to believe the teachings of Paul, but because they chose to love first the truth, and believe the written Word of God.
Thus ends the extract from my book, Death, Resurrection and the Last 10½ Years.
Most ancient societies believed in the existence of three skies or three realms within the sky. Three realms one above the other in authority, yet spiritually they all merge as one. The first and lower sky is the realm of the birds. The second middle sky, is the realm of the angels and demons, and the third and highest realm is the dwelling place of God and throne of God.
But where is God? Where is Christ?
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.
God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, all three of the Holy Trinity are omnipresent (present everywhere in all places at the same time). To we who are the sons of God, Christ by his Spirit is ever present with God the Father on his throne above all, yet Christ is ever present with us on earth, and we by the same Holy Spirit have been raised up and seated with Christ above.
(For further revelation on the three skies read our booklet “You can dwell in Paradise here and now.”)
To cast sins away or to forgive sins.
There are a number of words in both the Old and New Testaments that the King James translates as forgive, most meaning to remove by casting or sending away.
Psalm 103:10 He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor punished us according to our evil faults. 11 For as the sky is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear Him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our rebellion from us. 13 Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.
This is another one of those words you need to check out. Over all, Bible doctrine gives greater support to us declaring in the name of Jesus Christ, I cast, or I send your sins away. A good Scripture to support this doctrine is found in Leviticus 16:7-10. Here the sin of the people is placed on the head of the goat. Then the goat with the people’s sin is sent away into the wilderness.
So instead of forgiving people of their sins, we should be losing people of their sins and sending their sins away.
Justification or Righteousness?
By Kenneth Allan Clark. Copyright © 7 / 8 / 15
Looking at Righteousness, Just, Justice, Justified and Justification.
I have been looking up the original Hebrew and Greek for these words and their translation into our English Bibles. The contexts of their usage, both verse usage and passage usage. Then I ask the question, considering the overall Bible, what word best fits the true foundations of the doctrines Christ.
Young’s numbers used.
H6662 (just) translated into English; 37 times as Just and 168 as Righteous.
Although Just is only used 37 times against the 168 times Righteous is used, this enough times for us to ask two questions. 1: Which word is more correct? 2: Would either of the two words fit within the overall contexts of all the verses and true Bible doctrines? Taking all these things into consideration, I would have to conclude the word Just is a better and more correct translation than Righteous.
By using the same rules of context with all the Hebrew and Greek words translated into English as Righteous and Righteousness, or as Just, Justice and Justified, I would have to conclude that all such words would be better and more correctly translated as Just, Justice or Justified.
H6663 (to be just) translated into English; 22 times as Justify and 12 times as Righteous.
H6664 (just) translated into English; 9 times as Just; 10 times as Justice and 96 times as Righteous.
H6666 (justice) translated into English; 12 times as Justice and 144 times Righteousness.
There are five Greek words the K.J.V. sometimes translated as either righteous or righteousness. All of which start with the Greek word dikaio, which means Justify.
G1342 (Just) translated into English; 33 times as Just and 46 times as Righteous.
G1343 (Justification) translated into English; 92 times as Righteousness.
G1344 (Justify) translated into English; 39 times as either Justify or Justified, and 1 time as righteous.
G1345 (Justify) translated into English; 2 times as Ordinances, 2 times as Judgment, 2 times as Justification and 3 times as righteousness.
G1346 (Justify) translated into English; 2 times as Justly, 2 times as Righteously and 1 time as Righteousness.
If we compare Righteousness with words like Justify, Justified and Justification, Righteousness has no guts nor depth of the foundation doctrines of Christ in it. But Justification cut right down to the depths of the foundational doctrines of Christ.
1: We all have sinned and the penalty of sin is death, but are freely justified by the blood of the Lamb of God.
2: God is both a just and merciful God.
Let us look at two verses from the view of a new immature Christian. To most such persons being righteous means being a perfect goody goody; and they struggle with the concept of clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ; while most readily grasp and understand the concept of justification.
2Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah one of eight souls, a preacher of justification, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
Was Noah preaching deliverance by being a perfect goody goody? No! He was preaching justification through the blood of the Lamb. And in keeping with this message, as soon as he got off the ark he had a blood sacrifice.
Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins gird about with the belt of truth, and having on the breastplate of justification;
Is our armour dependant on us being clothed in breastplate righteousness, as a perfect goody goody? Or is it dependant on us being clothed in the breastplate of justification by the blood of Jesus Christ?
Under the Old Covenant the High Priest was clothed in the breastplate of judgement (Exodus 28:15, 29 & 30). Under the New Covenant we are clothed in the breastplate of justification.
Having spent some time prayerfully studying this question, I believe I must conclude that justified and justification agree with the original Hebrew and Greek while to the average modern English man, righteousness doesn’t.
THE SMALLEST OF WORDS.
Matthew 5:18 For truly I say unto you, Till sky and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 Who ever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom in sky above: but whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of the sky above. 20 For I say unto you, that unless your just and good deeds shall exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees, by no means shall you enter into the kingdom above.
Some of the small and some large words used in the Word of God are translated into many different words, but what was the meaning of the original Hebrew or Greek word. More importantly what is God saying us in that verse and that passage? And what was the understanding of the Apostle or Prophet who wrote down God’s Word. Some times in order to get back the true and original meaning of the Word of God, weather the word be small or large, we need to seek God for the understanding of the true and original meaning of the Word of God.
God bless you all,
Prophet Ken Clark.
5 / 6 / 17
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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