GOD came to me in a way similar to the way HE came to the Apostle Paul. It was on the road to Damascus that GOD (JESUS) appeared to Paul, but he appeared to me in a lawyer’s office in Beverly Hills, California. My testimony is written in two pieces of literature called, “Dry Bones” and “Signs of the Times.”
I thank GOD very much that HE saved my soul, because I was so very lost. Around three years after I was saved, JESUS, in a vision, appeared to me in a very dark room while I was wide awake. HE told me that I wasn’t reading and receiving the WORD of GOD, HIS WORD, enough. HE is the WORD of GOD (John 1:1, 14, Revelation 19:13). When we don’t receive the WORD of GOD enough, we are not receiving JESUS enough. I realized that GOD loved me a lot, so I guess this is why I felt that I was secure without so much study. However, JESUS rebuked me, and now I know GOD loves those who search HIS WORD with all of their hearts, all of their souls, all of their minds, and all of their strength.1
The true church is not a building made by man. We who are saved, we in whom the SPIRIT of GOD lives, are the CHURCH.2 Most people who sit in man-made buildings don’t know the LORD, nor do they serve HIM.3
GOD wants me to write what Paul has already written by the HOLY SPIRIT in the first chapter of 1 Corinthians, verses 1-31: “Paul, called to be an apostle of JESUS CHRIST through the will of GOD, and Sosthenes our brother, Unto the church of GOD which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in CHRIST JESUS, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of JESUS CHRIST our LORD, both theirs and ours: Grace [the power of GOD] be unto you, and peace [the peace of GOD], from GOD our FATHER, and from the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
“I thank my GOD always on your behalf, for the [power] of GOD which is given you by JESUS CHRIST; That in every thing ye are enriched by HIM, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; Even as the testimony of CHRIST was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. GOD is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of HIS SON JESUS CHRIST our LORD.
“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of CHRIST. Is CHRIST divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul? I thank GOD that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name. And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
“For CHRIST sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of CHRIST should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of GOD. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not GOD made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of GOD the world by wisdom knew not GOD, it pleased GOD by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach CHRIST crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, CHRIST the power of GOD, and the wisdom of GOD. Because the foolishness of GOD is wiser than men; and the weakness of GOD is stronger than men.
“For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But GOD hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and GOD hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath GOD chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him are ye in CHRIST JESUS, who of GOD is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the LORD” (1 Corinthians 1:1-31).
The seven SPIRITS of GOD (Revelation 3:1) are the same as the seven eyes of GOD (Revelation 5:6), which see everything and know everything that has happened and is happening on earth—past, present, and future.4 The time of the coming of CHRIST to the earth is at hand (Revelation 1:3b).
Confess your sins to GOD and your faults to one another (James 5:16). GOD loves me, and HE loved you so much that HE gave HIS only begotten SON so that IF you believe on HIM, you shall be saved from an eternity in Hell.5 Become born again of the SPIRIT by saying this prayer:
My LORD and my GOD, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that JESUS CHRIST is the SON of the living GOD. 2 I believe that HE died on the cross and shed HIS precious blood for the forgiveness of all my former sins. 3 I believe that GOD raised JESUS from the dead by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT 4 and that HE sits on the right hand of GOD at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart, and I invite YOU into my heart, LORD JESUS. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that YOU shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 YOU will not turn me away, LORD JESUS; YOU will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because YOUR WORD, the Bible, says so. 8 YOUR WORD says that YOU will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that YOU have heard me, and I know that YOU have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank YOU, LORD JESUS, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as YOU command and sin no more.11
You’ve just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow JESUS for the purpose of mortifying your flesh, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of CHRIST.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of CHRIST. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God with Christ on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for GOD in CHRIST on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the WORD of GOD, submit yourselves one to another, and do what the WORD says so that the church and the world may see evidence of your submission to GOD’S WORD, HIS order, and HIS authority in and by you.Praise the LORD. May GOD bless and reward you abundantly.