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1 Corinthians 4:10-14 (New Living Translation)

 10 Our dedication to Christ makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed. 11 Even now we go hungry and thirsty, and we don’t have enough clothes to keep warm. We are often beaten and have no home. 12 We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us. 13 We appeal gently when evil things are said about us. Yet we are treated like the world’s garbage, like everybody’s trash—right up to the present moment.

 14 I am not writing these things to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.

Hebrews 4:13 (NLT)
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.

Hebrews 4:12-14  (NKJV)
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Revelation 3:17 (NLT)
17 You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

Revelation 3:18 (NLT)
18 So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see.

 

2 Corinthians 5:2-4  (NKJV)
2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, 3 if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. 4 For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. 

Acts 4:16-20 The Message (MSG)
15-17 They sent them out of the room so they could work out a plan. They talked it over: “What can we do with these men? By now it’s known all over town that a miracle has occurred, and that they are behind it. There is no way we can refute that. But so that it doesn’t go any further, let’s silence them with threats so they won’t dare to use Jesus’ name ever again with anyone.”

18-20 They called them back and warned them that they were on no account ever again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John spoke right back, “Whether it’s right in God’s eyes to listen to you rather than to God, you decide. As for us, there’s no question—we can’t keep quiet about what we’ve seen and heard.”

 

I don't know, maybe it was about fifteen to twenty years ago. I was in my apartment when I heard someone knocking, I look out, see who it is, and as he sees me, he has a New Testament in his hand and he is pointing to a scripture.

I am thinking, "Yea, right.." So I begin to open the door, to tell him that whatever he wanted, I was not going to be answering any questions. It was just obvious to me that he had another intent, and I really should have thought it through more before I opened the door. You see, I had heard that he had recently been making threats against me and had been acting really strange.

Well, before the door was opened an inch, all of a sudden it was slammed open with a force that had thrown me to the floor. As I am on the floor, this crazy wild man begins to kick me with his boots. Next, he is kicking me in both sides of my face, and all I could do in the moment was to try to protect my face. Later, both sides of my face had swelled up and it left some heavy bruising. The next thing that I know, I am lying prone on the floor, with his knee directly on my back and his arm wrapped around my neck.

This was a "killing technique" that the man had learned because over the years, he was fascinated with self defense and body building, as he had a great fear of one day being in prison.
Well, as he began to choke me, knee on my back, arm wrapped around my throat I just went off into the Spirit and began talking with the Lord.
It is funny, and you really can't explain it where other people might understand, but I wasn't feeling any pain. I wasn't fearful, I was as calm as  you could be, and I just began talking with the Lord. This was how many martyrs experienced death, I believe.
 
So, as I am in the Spirit, I say to Jesus, I say, "Lord, this is for real, I am really going to die here, this man is serious, he is going to kill me."
As I spoke that to the Lord, He answered me.

He said, "John, haven't you been praying to come home."

Well, the moment that He said that or when the realization that I was about to enter eternity hit me, I immediately had this feeling of nakedness. The only way that I can come close to describing it is by trying to have you imagine that you are in the middle of an arena or stadium with thousands and thousands of people all looking down at you, and you are as naked as can be. Even that, though, doesn't fully describe the nakedness that I felt because it wasn't exactly a condemnation, as it was a fact. It was as if you knew that you would forever be unclothed in an atmosphere where every one else might be wearing the finest of raiment's? I just can't explain it, here it is almost twenty years later, and I just can't convey what I thought or felt, perhaps, it was a shameful feeling. I just know that I wouldn't like to spend eternity unclothed.

 Again, I am sorry, I just can't explain it, but it was the worst feeling that I have ever experienced in this life and there is just no way to fully explain it in earthly terms, nevertheless, I will never forget my answer to the Lord.

You see, I had been following the Lord for many years, and I was about forty something, I guess. Nothing that I had expected for my life had come to pass, and I was also very disappointed with the churches. God had given me a few spiritual gifts, and I was always so elated to use them. I remember the joy that I would receive from seeing people come to the altars to receive Christ. In some conference meetings where I attended I would see tens and hundreds come to the altar. And "No," I am not claiming that it was myself alone that would cause this phenomenon, but when I used those gifts that God gave me in conjunction with other leaders I was able to see many come to the altars and it gave me great satisfaction. Nevertheless, after watching the same thing happen time and again it just wore me out.

You see, what I would experience over and over were leaders that would be happy to use the gifts that God gave me, only to find out later that many of these leaders had other agendas. While I thought somehow they had the same intentions that I had to see people saved and brought into the kingdom for the Lord, I would later find out that they were building literal dynasties and financial fortunes from all their converts. I remember one time in particular when fifty young men and women approached the altar and as the Holy Spirit fell, these young people were weeping, one in particular uncontrollably. Well, after maybe a half hour or so, as the pastor gave the benediction to close the service, he says to these young people, "Okay, tonight you became born again and have become Christians, now next week when you come back, I want you to bring your "tithe."
I am not exaggerating in the least.
And it will be my pleasure, to stand with the man at his judgement day before Jesus, as perhaps, I might be called as a witness against this parasite.

This happened in nearly every church that I entered. Pastors and leaders, who just wanted to use people for the monetary profit that they could get out of them. I was tired, and although I still used my gifts, not caring the purpose of those evil men, I was very dissatisfied with my life, as well. I had hoped to have been married by then with a Godly wife and a few children.
So, there I am in the Spirit talking with Jesus, as I am at the same time having my physical body being choked to death nearly seconds from final death.

As I said, I will never forget my answer, I said, "Noo, Noooooo Lord," I said, "Jesus, I will feel naked for all of eternity, I will know that I didn't do what you gave me to do." I said, it again, "NOOOOO, No Lord, I can't enter heaven now, I will feel naked throughout eternity, there is no way, Lord."

And as I said that, I heard the Lord answer me, and He said, "All right then."

The next thing that happened was that I was again in my body where I could feel the pain, and as I could barely breathe from being choked to death, I managed to barely say the word, "Je suuus" I said it again, "Je suuuus" lastly, I said it a third time, "Jesus," and as I spoke the name above all names that last time, this man just released my neck, stood up, and he said, "I am going to go to prison for this." Then he walked out my door.
 In other words, he became in his right mind, and it all just happened in a few seconds from the time that I uttered "Jesus," the third time.
Let me stop right here and say something that is so serious, I pray that it gets the attention of a lot of leaders.
There is no way that I can describe the nakedness that I felt and as I felt that I knew that I would be feeling that all through eternity. I tried to give you an idea by suggesting a similar nakedness being found in a  stadium full of people, but that is nothing even close to what I felt.
One time the Lord talked to me about many people who are going to find out on judgment day that they have no rewards in heaven because they followed man, a selfish gospel, or perhaps had wrong motives in their walk with the Lord.

Well, I don't see where that is any different than being found naked, as I had found myself ready to enter heaven.

This is a "word," to many leaders, as well. If you are merely leading your people to give in order to satisfy an earthly ministry or kingdom, then you are not teaching them how to truly give. If all that you are concerned about are earthly treasure then you too, are giving wrongly. The purpose of my letters of the last few weeks is to show you that God is a long suffering God and He will let you walk in your own way for years, before He may correct you and that is if He does finally correct you.

Through my relationship with the Lord, I have always said, "You cannot put one over on God."

In fact, this was one of the first principles that He taught me as a new believer.
GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART, HE KNOWS THE MOTIVES THAT YOU HAVE AS YOU SHEPHERD HIS PEOPLE, IF YOU ARE USING THEM TO YOUR ADVANTAGE HE WILL BE LONG SUFFERING, BUT IN THE END YOU WILL STAND BEFORE GOD ONE DAY. NAKED FOR ALL ETERNITY!


Part two:
I have shared recently about a tape that I have from Dr. Kenneth Hagin. On this particular tape there is a lot of wisdom shared concerning a few things. The sermon was given in one of his conferences where there were a number of ministers present. It was also given years before my experience that I just shared about.

Well, in the tape he addresses gossip among the clergy, he tells of one denomination that he belonged to and how all they did was to gossip about each other or perhaps, a particular individual. He continues the sermon and he begins to tell of a vision that he had where Jesus sat beside his bed and shared personal teaching for him to pass onto the body of Christ. This was the tape where I have referred to concerning Jesus speaking to Kenneth Hagin concerning "being rich."

Toward the end of the sermon, Dr. Hagin says, I am going to share a part of the vision where I have never shared this in public before. So, he tells how after Jesus instructed him, the Lord was going to anoint him with a gift for healing. At this, however, Kenneth says to Jesus, " Jesus, please give that to someone else I don't want it."

He tells us again, I told the Lord,  "Please, please, give it to someone else I don't want it. I don't like to be criticized."
Next, he begins to tell the Lord about how there are ministers in the healing ministry who are so critical and he says, "I don't want to be talked about." And right here as he is telling this story he says, "but I have been."

He goes on and he says, "I said Lord, Please just give that to someone else."
Then Dr. Hagin says, "I will never forget how he looked,", he went on to explain that that was how Jesus must have looked when he took that whip and drove the money changers out of the Temple.

Kenneth says, "there were like flashes of lightning coming out of His eyes, as he looked at you."
Then Kenneth tells us what Jesus did next.
Jesus spoke to Kenneth Hagin and he said, "WHO CALLED YOU, ME OR PEOPLE?" Kenneth answers Him, 'Well, you did Lord."
Jesus put his finger in his face and spoke again, "WHO WILL JUDGE YOU IN THAT DAY, ME OR PEOPLE? "
"Well you will Lord," Kenneth answered Him.
Jesus replied back, "Well, you better fear me then."

And then he tells the rest of what Jesus told him, Jesus said, "People that will criticize you, people that will talk about you, don't you respond, leave it with me, I will take care of them. Some will die prematurely," (here Dr. Hagin adds, 'some already have,') Some will not be judged till they stand before my judgment seat. But they will have to stand for every word that they have said against your ministry, every word that they have said against you."

Lastly, Kenneth Hagin says,talking to the preachers, "You never heard me tell that before, but that was part of the vision."
Let me add this, there are Christian experiences or phenomenon that rarely happen and most people would never understand it if you told them, but I want to make a point because the Lord wants me to express in these few papers how serious the gospel really is.
It has happened to me on at least one occasion, where my body was over taken by the presence of Jesus. It was as if Jesus for a few seconds took over my body and I was outside it momentarily watching myself rebuking a particular person, but it wasn't me it was Jesus. It was as if Jesus  borrowed it for an instance to deliver a very powerful rebuke to a particular individual. And that is all that I am going to say.

You can believe the things of God or you can doubt they would ever happen, I have no care as to whether I am believed or not. It is no different than hearing a word from the pulpit cut through bone and marrow as it burrows into your heart. 

Well, as Dr. Hagin was telling this story in that meeting, I was sitting all the way in the back of this arena. I can't remember for sure if this was held in downtown Tulsa or on the campus of Rhema Bible School, nevertheless, when he told this story, Kenneth's stature took a whole different persona, as he spoke those words of Jesus correcting him, it was as if Jesus Himself was speaking right to me.
You see, I was listening very intently to this story, and then Dr. Hagin related Jesus correction. Well, as he spoke those words, I nearly fell back in my seat, it was as if Jesus was speaking right to me.

Whether Jesus momentarily fell on Dr. Hagin or if it was just the Holy Spirit delivering a "word," it was meant for me and spoken directly to me.

You see, I had just come back to the Lord after walking away from the church. I, like most Americans have trouble with the American church. I personally believe that there are more Born Again Christians outside it's four walls than inside.

This is why I am writing these papers. My message has never changed in thirty years. The very same thing that I am saying today, was the very same thing I was speaking decades ago, and that is that the American church needs to REPENT, for sins too numerous to count. But my message back then was received just as welcome as it is today, and that was why the Lord had to speak to me, as He had once spoke to Kenneth Hagin.

Jesus was telling me in that moment don't worry the reaction of or the acceptance of your words, He was saying, directly to my heart, "WHO CALLED YOU, ME OR PEOPLE, WHO IS GOING TO JUDGE YOU ON THAT DAY, ME OR PEOPLE."

Well, I never imagined that the things that Jesus would have me preach would be so contrary to almost every pastor or leader in the church.  

You see, leaders don't like it when you get direct revelation from God and it steps all over their "Sacred Cows."
A few years ago, probably ten or fifteen now, the Lord gave me a revelation concerning tithing and giving. He explained to me that when a person legalistically tithes, his rewards are returned on the earth and that these are far different than the rewards that one receives and that are stored up in heaven.

Well, it was a great revelation, thanks Lord, but no one wants to accept it, debate it or believe it, so long as they are in ministry. Unfortunately though, these are the people who I am suppose to preach it to, so I am just not the most popular person in the American church.

What I would really like to do some day, however, is to bring up another subject that the Lord has given me.
Yes, I would like to gather all the prophets of Baal..., sorry, I meant, "What I would really like to do one day, would be to gather a few thousand pastors, leaders and evangelists who constantly preach the tithe, and to ask them a question.
I would like to ask them, "Did the apostle Paul legalistically tithe during his time ministering on Earth?"

Well, if he did, he would have been the greatest hypocrite the world has ever known for the last two thousand years. You see, that would negate almost all of his teaching in the New Testament concerning the freedom that we have in Christ Jesus.
If Paul believed that every person by believing in Jesus was obligated to tithe, then in turn they would also be obligated to be circumcised, and we know that that was not the case.

Nevertheless, in this generation we have men who claim as if this is some lost teaching in the Bible that only they have have figured out. No, God allows what you allow in your church. Should a couple of Pastors begin preaching circumcision and decree all to be circumcised, God would do nothing, until judgment day.

But one day, those pastors would have to stand before the Lord to be judged. Should a Pastor or two begin a church sanctioning homo sexuality for their members, God would do nothing. Out of curiosity, I have gone in one or two of these modern day churches. Well, I can attest, Jesus was in their church.

You see, He gave a promise stating, "Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be in the midst..."
He never placed any conditions other than you gather in His name. He didn't say, "Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be in the midst just so long as they are not queer."

But, one day these men who are pastoring those types of churches will stand before God at Judgment. They will be accountable for every word spoken in the name of Jesus. For every word given unto every new convert, for every sin that they sanctioned for their members, and I would not want to be one of these.

But the Lord told the church a few thousand years ago, "what you allow, I am going to allow, because I can't keep stepping out of eternity for every church that preaches error."

Nevertheless, you will stand before me and this includes many of our modern preachers who have come out of the Charismatic Revival.
Kenneth Hagin in his testimonies affirms this fact, Jesus told him face to face, "Kenneth, for every word that they speak against you they are speaking it against me because you are simply relaying the 'words' that I gave you, they will one day stand before me and be accountable for every word against you."

Have you ever thought about that?

Jesus once told me, "John, I am going to have multitudes stand before me expecting huge rewards in heaven, and I will have to tell them, you have no rewards in heaven, as I honored my word and sent your rewards to the earth."

You see, there are hundreds of pastors and leaders who have heard this testimony, yet steadfastly refuse to acknowledge it. One day, they too will stand before the judgment seat of Christ, and they will be accountable for the multitudes who they refused to share this message with.

Well, this is the reason that I was given a particular direction a few weeks back. I felt the Lord wanted me to reaffirm my message.
You see, there is a pattern that I have noticed in the American church, many of our good brothers and sisters love to drive men and women from the church, only to later desire with all their hearts to bring them back into the fold.

Unfortunately, many adopt an attitude as if you have retarded your growth for ever leaving the good church. Then they want you to spend a few years controlling you in order that you may get back into the good graces of the godly?

I have never understood this, if you want these lost souls back in the fold, "Why did you all try so hard to chase them away from the fold?"
Really, I have never understood it, I wasn't the one lying, slandering  tearing down a man's character ousting him from the church for not agreeing with him, so why then does the so called "back slider" have to again prove himself to the church?

Actually though, I can understand it much better than most, I once heard Oral Roberts share the phenomenon. If you read his Biography there was an instance in his life where he had been a part of a denomination for years. Well, there were some men who didn't quite like him being a part of their denomination and the next thing that he knew he found himself out of that particular church. Well, he tells the story where he was in the office of one of the heads or leaders of the denomination. I forget it exactly, but the man was sort of consoling him, he stated something like this, "Your a good man Oral, you have done a lot for our organization, I love you as a brother, but Oral, you just have to understand that we can't have men like you in our church, you are a power unto your self. The problem Oral is that we can't control you, therefore you are probably going to find the same thing in any church."

 A church has to be able to control the people under them.

Well, can you imagine that?
Oral was sort of treated as Brett Kavanaugh, he was ousted from the church and to do that they had to malign him, and then it was explained to him, as any loving relationship would be, "It's not you, it's us,  we need to control you, lest you reveal something that God might be saying."

Lastly, I want you to understand the reason why I shared what I shared concerning my calling and reaffirmation when I was saved seconds from  death. You see, I was following the Lord wholeheartedly until once again I became very disappointed with the church. No one could imagine some of the things that I have witnessed in the "kingdom" of God. Nevertheless, I have learned that all men will one day stand before the Lord at Judgment, so I give very little thought of these people any more.

I would like to point out though that there wasn't one day where I can look back upon and say, "that was the day that I just quit following Jesus."
I mean, I went to many church services around the country, I just started driving a truck and then one day I woke up with a Sleep Apnea problem that grounded me. Soon after that I began to visit a few doctors and they found numerous sicknesses and medical issues concerning me.

My point here is that "there is a cause that the curse comes upon you."

And I am sure there are many that will say, "See if only he had been tithing he would not have become sick."

Well, I have a question, "How come when a church wants you to receive healing you are suppose to memorize forty scriptures, pray daily, constantly recite the word, as well as thank God for it in a process that might take a year or two?"

Yet, when the church explains about the tithe, all you need to do is to drop it in the basket and the very next week you are going to receive ten fold, or perhaps the week after next week?

Well, I am not saying that the principle of tithing will rebuke the devour, what I am doing is pointing out the hypocrisy of some of the teaching, There are people who tithe and believe it or not they come down with cancer.

No, I will tell you why the Lord has allowed all of this sickness and disease to come upon me. There is a scripture in the Bible about Faith, my Faith, your Faith, Faith in God.
 
It is in Hebrews and this is what it says, Hebrews 10:38-39 (NLT)
38 And my righteous ones will live by faith.
    But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.”
39 But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.


You see, I not only was called to preach a particular message, but the Lord saved me literally moments from my own death and I promised to do what He had put me on the Earth to do, and that was to preach His message.
Then, I became discouraged and started driving a truck. Well, the years creep up fast on you, and as you keep putting things off you are wasting away your years on this earth.

He had to wake me up again.

And, I am writing this because it is a warning to many, I am telling you that God is about to take many of this past generation home prematurely, and there are others who are going to stand before His judgment seat.

The Gospel is a serious thing, and there are many who are simply playing church, amassing finances, because they don't believe this. Well, I am here with the same message and that is that the Lord wants America, and especially this last generation of preachers to truly repent.
And I also believe that God is going to take these words and to convince many of you who don't believe in what I am saying.
For you see, the Gospel is a serious thing.

It was not meant to be taken for granted or to be used for one's own financial dynasty.

One day, we will all stand before God, and I for one am not going to change my message in order to be comforted or accepted in this life.

As for you?

Well, if you are teaching the children of God, I hope that you are confident in what you are teaching, lest you not wake up one day and find yourself as naked as is mentioned by the apostle Paul in the Bible.

"Oh yes, this concept wasn't birthed from my thinking or experinces, it was first birthed  by Paul's various writings in the New Testament."

















PS: The reason why I do not indent is because these web sites are first generation, and when I post my many words and sentences, they are many times, jumbled together. I like to separate the sentences, for the sake of the reader, but that isn't all the time possible.
Please forgive the editing.
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