The Heavenly Church

JESUS’ SEVEN MESSAGES TO THE CHURCHES IN AMERICA

I am John, your brother, and as a follower of Jesus I am your partner in patiently enduring the suffering that comes to those who belong to His Kingdom. The Revelation to John 1:9 On the Lord’s day 1/28/18, Jesus instructed me to write down these Seven Messages, send these Seven Messages to the Churches in America, and begin the Heavenly Church Revival to turn Christian Churches away from the darkness of Satan back to the light of Jesus.

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and who walks among the seven lampstands. Repent! Be born again! Follow me! For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will surrender to Jesus’ Lordship and will wear the full armor of God’s eternal love.

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who is the first and the last, who died and lived again. Hold fast against Satan. Be faithful to me. Let the rule and reign of heaven lead you to victory over death. For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will feed Jesus’ Followers His body that came down from heaven and will reveal the Glory of God for all to behold.

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who has the sharp two-edged sword. Stand up and fight with me against those Church Pastors preaching prosperity, fight against those Church Pastors ordaining sexual immorality, and fight against those Church Pastors following the ways of the world. For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will fight against “those people” that are leading Jesus’ Followers astray and will teach His Congregation the truth of His Gospel.

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes blaze like fire, whose feet shine like polished brass. Turn away from your desires for sex and money. Hold firmly to your faith in me until I return to Galilee. For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will speak out against the sins of today and will help their brothers and sisters turn away from the darkness of hell toward the light of heaven.

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. Wake up! Strengthen what remains! Remember my Father’s Holy Word! Obey my teachings! Repent! For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will expel hypocrites from many of the church’s best pews and will work to restore the days of fellowship and faith found in the early church of Acts.

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who is holy and true. I have opened the door to heaven. Invite all people to believe in me and let the world sing out: Amen and Amen! For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will brave the axe of Satan himself and will redirect lost souls from the road of darkness to the path of light.

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the Amen, the faithful and true witness, who is the origin of all God created. Put God first, be born in me, grow in your love for me, live in faithful devotion to me, join the Armies of Heaven, then fight with me to trample out the wine in the wine press of the furious anger of the Almighty God. For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will open the doors of the church to Jesus and will light the spiritual embers of God’s eternal kingdom.

Jesus now calls out to all Christians, “If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches and prepare the Way for my Second Coming to Galilee on 9/19/22!”

In January 2005, Jesus called me to Galilee to write Is Your Church Heavenly? A Question from Christ for Every Christian. From this work, Christ calls His Church to to become heavenly by surrendering to Jesus, striving for spiritual riches, fighting against false teaching, practicing intolerance of sin, demonstrating a living faith, seeking the lost for Jesus, and worshiping spiritually hot. 

THE HEAVENLY CHURCH – Seven Sermons by John the Apostle

These seven Heavenly Church Sermons expound on Jesus’ Seven Messages to the Churches in America and the seven characteristics of a heavenly church. Each sermon reveals Christ’s call for Christian Churches to prepare the Way for Jesus’ Second Coming to Galilee on 9/19/22.

Sermon Title – Surrender to Jesus

 Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and who walks among the seven lampstands. Repent! Be born again! Follow me! For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will surrender to Jesus’ Lordship and will wear the full armor of God’s eternal love.

Jesus says, “This is the message from the one who holds the seven stars in his right hand and who walks among the seven lampstands. I am God’s Son and I was born on 9/19/03 BC.”

Jesus says, “My birthday does not mean Christmas Trees and unbridled consumption. My birthday means Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” The Glory of Heaven came down to earth and the angels sang, “Glory to the new born king.” The Glory of Heaven came down to earth and the shepherds felt God’s love in their hearts. The Glory of Heaven came down to earth and Mary and Joseph put on the full armor of God’s eternal love. To remember the birth of Jesus Christ is to remember, baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the angels, and to remember God’s sacrificial love on display with the gift of His own dear Son. Jesus is God’s Son and those who believe in Him should remember His birth on 9/19/03 BC as the day the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of Earth collided. And not as a day ruled by human want and greed.

Jesus says, “My birthday celebration does not need food or family. My birthday celebration needs for all those who believe in me to Come All Ye Faithful.” Christians come together and celebrate this joyful birth in Bethlehem. Christians come together and celebrate this birth of the King of angels. Christians come together to celebrate and sing out, “O Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord. Our new born King.” The full armor of God’s eternal love is now on display and waiting for those who believe in Jesus Christ, waiting for those who are ready to discard the mantle of their earthly life and come forward to join the Kingdom of Heaven. To come forward singing, to come forward praising God, to come forward filled with the love and light of heaven and then, to kneel down in celebration before the King of kings and the Lord of lords and joyfully proclaim, “Happy Birthday Jesus”.

Jesus says, “My birthday gift does not ring forth your wealth to all people. My birthday gift rings forth my Father’s Joy to the World.” When the visitors from the East saw baby Jesus, they knelt down and worshipped Him. They then gave Jesus their gifts of gold for the King of kings, frankincense for the Priest of all priests, and myrrh for Jesus’ sacrificial death. Then all of creation sang out, “The Lord has come, let earth receive her King. The Lord has come, let heaven and nature sing. The Lord has come, let all the world receive the glories of his righteousness and the wonders of his love.” So, let us all now come together before the King of kings and let us all put on the full armor of God’s eternal love and join the visitors from the East and present our gift to Jesus. Our gift of loyalty to our King, our gift of worship to our Priest, and our gift of sacrifice to our Savior.

Brothers and Sisters where did we go wrong? Why have Christians allowed this epic prostitution of the birth of God’s Son? When will Christ’s Church stand up and fight for the Savior of the World rather than bowing down to the Satan of all creation?

Jesus says, “Repent! I helped create the world.”

In the beginning, “The Word was with God.” Now the Word and God remain in heaven as the world returns to darkness. And another John calls out from the shores of the Sea of Galilee, “Repent!” Another John cries out from the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Galilee, “Turn from the darkness of sin to the light of salvation.” Another John speaks out from the Chapel on the Mount of Beatitudes, “The corruption of greed now consumes the light of God and the Word’s creation. Repent!” Brothers and Sisters pray that the Word will come once again to lead poor and humble people before the light of heaven.

Jesus says, “Be born again! I am full of truth.”

Jesus once again proclaims, “I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again.” Does anyone today even care about the Kingdom of God? Or are we all so controlled by the Kingdoms of Sex and Money that the Spiritual Riches of Heaven hold no glory to the glow of the world’s pleasures? Jesus once again proclaims, “I am telling you the truth, that no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.” Hearing this proclamation from Jesus, we must ask, “How many millions of today’s Christians, who are not born of water and the Spirit, are bound for the Kingdom of Satan? And are these same Christians longing to be born again of sex and money, rather than water and the Spirit?” Jesus went on to tell Nicodemus, “Do not be surprised because I tell you that you must all be born again. The wind blows wherever it wishes; you hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. It is like that with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Brothers and Sisters, the sound we hear today is the silence of death sweeping over Christ’s darkening church.

Jesus says, “Follow me! I am the Christ.”

The question for this era is will Christian Churches follow their Church Pastor to the very Gates of Hell or will Christian Churches follow Jesus to the very Gate of Heaven. Remember, the Gates of Hell are wide and Church Pastors seeking to better their own station in this life can lead you right to the feet of Satan himself. But, the Gate of Heaven is narrow and only a Church Pastor filled with the Holy Spirit and following Jesus can lead you right before the Throne of God.

Christians beware, any Church Pastor preaching Prosperity, for they are leading you to hell. These Church Pastors crave the gold that the visitors from the East gave to Jesus and they will sell your soul to Satan to gain this treasure. Christians beware, any Church Pastor preaching Sexual Immorality, for they are leading you to hell. These Church Pastors worship in a kingdom of sexual preference and sexual pleasure and they will call on you to bow down to Satan and join his followers on Jesus’ bed of suffering. Christians beware, any Church Pastor preaching the Ways of the World, for they are leading you to hell. These Church Pastors pursue the glories of the world and they will persuade you to follow the teachings of Satan’s Kingdom and to disobey The Word of God.

Brothers and Sisters let us choose to follow those Church Pastors filled with the Holy Spirit and let us all heed the Word and say Amen when Jesus calls out, “Surrender to me. I am the Christ. And I am coming soon to lead you through the Gate of Heaven.”

Sermon Title – Strive for Spiritual Riches

 Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who is the first and the last, who died and lived again. Hold fast against Satan. Be faithful to me. Let the rule and reign of heaven lead you to victory over death. For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will feed Jesus’ Followers His body that came down from heaven and will reveal the Glory of God for all to behold.

Jesus says, “Hold fast against Satan. For I am full of hope.”

When we place our hope in Satan’s treasures on earth, Jesus says, “Repent!” When we place our hope in a life of prosperity, Jesus says, “Repent!” When we place our hope in the house on the hill, Jesus says, “Repent!” When we place our hope in a financially secure retirement, Jesus says, “Repent!” We must turn a deaf ear to the words of Satan coming forth from all around us, even coming forth from Church Pastors. Then turn our ear to Jesus’ calling us to put our hope in the riches of heaven, to place our hope in The Word of God, to find our hope in the eternal joy of salvation, and to discover a life of hope revealed in Christ’s eternal Gospel. For Jesus extends His invitation to all Christians to ready ourselves to see our hope realized face-to-face when we see Jesus on the Mount of Beatitudes or in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Jesus says, “Be faithful to me. For I am full of faith.”

After Jesus turned the water into wine during a wedding feast at Cana in Galilee, Jesus’ disciples put their faith in Him. Peter put his faith in Jesus and preached, “Repent and be baptized.” While many Church Pastors today drink the glorious wine of Christ then preach, “Put your faith in me and I will show you the way to be baptized in the glory of the world.” Peter put his faith in Jesus and preached, “Believe in Jesus and your sins will be forgiven.” While many Church Pastors today preach, “Put your faith in me and I will show you a life adorned in the riches brought forth from a life of forgiven greed.” Peter put his faith in Jesus and preached, “You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” While many Church Pastors today preach, “Put your faith in me and I will show you the path of Christian Humanism.”

Brothers and Sisters, the way of faith is distorted and confusing in many of today’s Christian Churches. Because in many of today’s Christian Churches, the words of faith coming forth from the pulpit led us to faith in the world and not faith in Jesus. Don’t be deceived, the path of faith in Jesus is clear and certain. The path of faith in Jesus is filled with the spiritual riches of joy, love, peace, and grace that await all who trust in Him. Remember, Jesus has our best interest at heart and He even told His disciples, “Do not be worried and upset. Believe in me.” And Jesus now tells all of His disciples, “Put your faith in me and ready yourself to see me face-to-face on the Mount of Beatitudes or breaking through the light of heaven.”

Brothers and Sisters the question then facing each of us is: “Do I ready myself for a sensual and secure trip to the grave and the waiting arms of Satan or do I ready myself to meet Jesus face-to-face in this world or in heaven?”

Jesus says, “Let the rule and reign of heaven lead you to victory over death. For I can fill you with the Holy Spirit.”

Nicodemus was rich and religious, yet he knew something was wrong with his life and he came to Jesus and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher sent by God. No one could perform the miracles you are doing unless God were with him.” And Jesus instructed Nicodemus to be born again. “How can a grown man be born again. He certainly cannot enter his mother’s womb and be born a second time.” Nicodemus replied. And Jesus instructed Nicodemus to be born of water and the Spirit. The rule and reign of heaven was calling Nicodemus into the Kingdom of God and he could only comprehend the human aspects of our physical lives. He was unable to peek through heaven’s veil and see God’s divine spiritual nature. He was unable to feel the baptism of the Spirit’s holy water and unable to let go of this life and ride the wind of the Spirit past the grave to the very Kingdom of Heaven.

Yet, somehow in this exchange with Jesus, Nicodemus was born again. For Nicodemus showed the world his new heavenly life when he spoke up for Jesus’ right to a fair trial and when he helped Joseph of Arimathea carry Jesus’ body from the cross to the grave. These acts are living proof of a new life. A new life where Nicodemus experienced the rule and reign of heaven breaking through and a life where the wind of the Holy Spirit now directed his steps.

Brothers and Sisters, what about you? If you are born again, then I rejoice and cry out, “Aleluia!”

If you are not born again, then bow your head in prayer, ask God to take control of your life, ask Jesus to deliver you in your spiritual birth, and await the wind of the Holy Spirit to begin your new life. And then, you can mark today as your Spiritual Birthday and begin your preparation to meet Jesus face-to-face on the Mount of Beatitudes or at the Gate of Heaven.

Jesus says, “I can prepare you for your life in heaven.”

At Amity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC on Sunday 4/14/85, Jesus indwelled me and sang the hymn Eternal God, Whose Power Upholds. From these words Jesus prepares us for heaven by Sending us forth, thy prophets true, to make all lands thine own! For Christ, we go into the world seeking the lost and preaching a Second Birth into God’s Kingdom. Jesus prepares us for heaven by Helping us to spread thy gracious reign till greed and hate shall cease. For Christ, we go into the world preaching sacrificial giving and love, knowing that the more we proclaim this message the more we become like Christ. Jesus prepares us for heaven by showing us True wisdom from above that makes life’s pathway clear. For Christ, we reap the bounty of the bread of Jesus and we clear the path of Christianity by sharing His body with all His Followers. Jesus prepares us for heaven by proclaiming that everyone who believes in Him Shall know the loveliness of lives made fair and free. For Christ proclaims that he will reveal the Glory of God for all to behold.

And once again, Jesus says, “Those who win the victory will not be hurt by the second death. If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches.”

Sermon Title – Fight Against False Teaching

 Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who has the sharp two-edged sword. Stand up and fight with me against those Church Pastors preaching prosperity, fight against those Church Pastors ordaining sexual immorality, and fight against those Church Pastors following the ways of the world. For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will fight against “those people” that are leading Jesus’ Followers astray and will teach His Congregation the truth of His Gospel.

Jesus says, “Stand up and fight with me against Church Pastors preaching prosperity. For I am full of kindness.”

An overriding theme of these Seven Messages is that many Christian Churches today have a problem with “those people” in the pulpit. A problem of such a high degree that Jesus says, “Your Church Pastor has locked me out of my church. Will you open the door and let me in? Your Church Pastor has taken control of my congregation. Will you push your Church Pastor aside and let me stand in my pulpit again? Your Church Pastor has hidden The Word of God from my followers. Will you hold your Church Pastor down and let me proclaim my Gospel once again?”

Jesus knows that we are poor and He wants to enter our church and shower us with heavenly riches. Jesus knows that we are naked and alone and He wants to enter our church, dress us in the Clean White Clothes of heaven, and then stand by our side. Jesus knows that we are blind and He wants to enter our church and open our eyes to the dazzling light of His Heavenly Robes. So, in reply to Christ’s Glory, let us all stand up and fight for Jesus, let us all stand up and fight for The Word of God, and let us all stand up and fight for our Heavenly Home.

Brothers and Sisters, knowing that we should stand up and fight, why do we sit in the pews and do nothing, when Jesus died for our sins? Brothers and Sisters, why do we sit silently in the pews, when we know Jesus is pleading our case with God? Brothers and Sisters, why do we sit idly in the pews, when we know that Jesus works hard on our Heavenly Home? Do we only want the easy earthly life? Do we only want the pleasures of this world? Do we only want the beautiful house on the hill that we all dream of?

Once again Jesus declares, “Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be in earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with them and join my congregation.” Jesus wants each of us to feel His kindness upon our face. Jesus wants each of us to stand up and fight with Him. And Jesus wants each of us to help prepare His Church for His Second Coming beside the Sea of Galilee.

Jesus says, “Stand up and fight with me against those Church Pastors ordaining sexual immorality. For I can make you right with yourself.”

The dilemma of sexual preference and sexual pleasure has perplexed humanity since Adam and Eve faced the snake in the Garden of Eden. Where do we start? How do we proceed? Who has the right answer? Since many Christians believe the issue of sexual immorality is a question of love, then let us go to The Word of God and read what Jesus said about love.

Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart.” Mark 12:30. Jesus’ words are good advice because when we love sex we get sick and when we love God we get grace. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your soul.” Mark 12:30. Sounds like more good advice from Jesus, because when we love sex we find strife and when we love God we find joy. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your mind.” Mark 12:30. Once again Jesus has the right words, because when we love sex we know deceit and when we love God we know faith. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your strength.” Mark 12:30. And with these words, Jesus makes us righteous, because when we love sex we do not see God’s Glory and when we love God we see the lights of heaven shinning upon us and we experience the love of Jesus Christ each and every day. So, lets us all now look at our own pursuit of sexual preference and sexual pleasure and ask, “Am I right with God? Am I right with other people? Am I right with myself?”

Brothers and Sisters, Jesus says, “I can make you right with yourself and get you ready to meet me face-to-face on the Mount of Beatitudes or in the loving realm of heaven.”

Jesus says, “Stand up and fight with me against Church Pastors following the ways of the world. Even though my people rejected me.”

Jesus says, “Believe in me.” And the people grumbled. Jesus says, “I am the Word.” And the people grumbled. Jesus says, “I am the light.” And the people grumbled. God’s people grumbled at Jesus even as the Israelites grumbled about their life in the dessert. Then God sent poisonous snakes to kill them. The poisonous snakes kept killing the Israelites until Moses finally cries out to God, “Save your people!” Then at the Lord’s instruction, Moses made a bronze snake and attached the snake to a pole. And when the Israelites looked upon the bronze snake on the pole, they were healed.

Brothers and Sisters, those snakes are out there in the world today and they are biting people on their heels, on their legs, on their hands, on their arms, on their faces, in their minds, in their hearts, and in their souls. And unlike the Israelites in the dessert, the people of today do not realize that the diagnosis for a “Sin Bite” is death. For they refuse to look upon the face of Jesus and believe in Him in order to be healed. Unlike the Israelites, who looked upon the bronze snake on the pole and were saved.

Today, all Church Pastors need to speak out from every pulpit and warn Christ’s Congregation of the perils of following the ways of the world and not following the Ways of the Lord. Church Pastors don’t be like Jonah and board a ship going in the opposite direction when Christ calls upon you to condemn the ways of the world. Church Pastors be like Paul, dedicated to preaching, teaching, and writing about Jesus Christ so that an ever increasing number of people will hear The Word of God and be saved from the “Sin Bites” that can condemn them to eternal damnation.

Brothers and Sisters, are you ready to stand up and fight for Jesus. For He is now asking each of us, “Have you put on the Clean White Clothes of heaven, have you enlisted in the Armies of Heaven, and are you ready to help me prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming to the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes in Galilee.”

Sermon Title – Practice Intolerance of Sin

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes blaze like fire, whose feet shine like polished brass. Turn away from your desires for sex and money. Hold firmly to your faith in me until I return to Galilee. For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will speak out against the sins of today and will help their brothers and sisters turn away from the darkness of hell toward the light of heaven.

Jesus says, “I am the Son of God, whose eyes blaze like fire, and I am full of grace.”

Have you earned your salvation today? Did you call Jesus or send him a text reporting the history of your good deeds? Did you post a video on Facebook showing all the flood victims sleeping at your church? Did you broadcast a Tweet letting your Followers know that #Jesuscame to your city? Brothers and Sisters, Jesus’ grace is not earned. Jesus’ grace is unmerited. For Jesus’ grace was paid for by the blood of the Word spilled out onto the soil at The Place of the Skull.

Have you seen God hanging from a cross today? Did you see the Star over Bethlehem the night Jesus was born? Did you see the White Dove descend from heaven and hear God say, “This is my own dear Son,” the day Jesus’ cousin John baptized Him in the Jordan River? Did you see Jesus walk on Lake Tiberias? Brothers and Sisters, Jesus’ grace is not human. Jesus’ grace is divine. And Jesus’ grace was paid for by the blood of the Word spilled out onto the soil at The Place of the Skull.

Jesus’ grace changed the world. Jesus’ grace changed the life of every sinner that proclaimed, “I believe in Jesus Christ.” Yet knowing this, then why do the sins of consuming sexual pleasures and monetary gains rule the lives of Countless Christians? Are the numbers of the apostate growing and do the clouds of sin now cover God’s Kingdom on earth?

Jesus’ grace changed the course of every nation when Christ proclaimed, “I am the way.” Yet knowing this, then why are the lives of Countless Christians controlled by a capitalism fueled by greed and a family genealogy procreated by sexual preference and sexual pleasure? Does the rule and reign of Caesar now overrule the rule and reign of Heaven? Do the Laws of the Land now dictate doctrine to the Law of God? And do the kings of this world now lord it over the King of kings and the Lord of lords?

Jesus’ grace changed the darkness of hell into the light of heaven when Christ promised that “everyone who believes in me will see the Glory of God and live with me in the Light of Heaven forever.” Yet knowing this, then why do the Word and God remain in heaven, as the world returns to the darkness created by the growing shadow of sexual immorality and greed that covers the hearts and minds of Countless Christians? Do we now live in a kingdom born of pleasure and profit and are we gazing upon the disappearance of the love and light of heaven?

Jesus says, “I am the Son of God, whose feet shine like polished brass, and I am full of care and concern for you.”

Jesus says, “To the angels of the churches in the United States of America write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know what time I will come. Yet you have a few Christians in America who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. Those people who overcome will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out their name from the book of life, but will acknowledge their name before my Father and his angels. Those Christians who have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

Brothers and Sisters that is scary stuff. Let’s clean up our act. Let’s clean away the debris from the flood of sin that rained down with sex and money. Let’s put on the Clean White Clothes of heaven. And let’s start preparing Christian Churches in the United States of America for Jesus’ Second Coming at the earth and stone stage beside the Sea of Galilee.

Jesus says, “Turn away from your desires for sex and money and I will make you right with other people.”

Who will be there to greet you in heaven? Will your mother and father be waiting to greet you with the perfect love of heaven? Will fellow Christians from church welcome you with the songs of glory that fill the halls of heaven? Will your friends at work, who helped you cheat your customers, be there to show you a better life? Will the lover who helped you ruin so many lives as your glorious sexual partner be there to light you up with the glowing embers of heaven?

Jesus said to the angel of the Church in Philadelphia, “This is the message from the one who is holy and true. He has the key that belonged to David, and when he opens a door, no one can close it, and when he closes it, no one can open it.” Brothers and Sisters, we all need Jesus in our relationships with other people whom we long to greet us when we pass through the door of heaven to spend eternity with God’s Heavenly Family. So, let us work on creating and sustaining heavenly relationships, that include Jesus, with our family, with the Christians in our church family, with our colleagues at work, and with our friends in the world.

Jesus says, “Hold firmly to your faith in me until I return to Galilee. For I am a teacher.”

To the angel in the church in Pergamum, Jesus said, “I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and committing sexual immorality. Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches!”

Brothers and Sisters, as you can see, sex and money have been a problem for Christians in the churches since the original issuance of the Seven Messages. The question then becomes, how does Christ teach us to recognize the False Teaching that leads us astray, from Jesus’ True Teaching that will keep us on the narrow path to heaven. False teaching promotes a lifestyle that looks for the easy way out, usually Satan’s way. While Jesus’ teaches us to take up our cross and travel down the road that follows Him. False teaching shows us how to live to satisfy our own desires. While Jesus teaches us how to satisfy God’s will. False teaching clears the way for our financial gain. While Jesus teaches a clear way of spiritual enrichment. False teaching compromises The Word of God. While Jesus teaches a faithful and true application of The Word of God in our lives.

Brothers and Sisters, Christ now seeks Christians who will speak out against the sins of today and will help other people turn away from the darkness of hell toward the light of heaven. Let us be those people, who answer Christ’s Call and who will once again shine the light and love of heaven into the shadow of sin now falling down upon the world. Let us be those people, who turn Christ’s Church away from Satan’s Kingdom and begin preparation for Jesus’ Second Coming.

Sermon Title – Demonstrate a Living Faith

 Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. Wake up! Strengthen what remains! Remember my Father’s Holy Word! Obey my teachings! Repent! For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will expel hypocrites from many of the church’s best pews and will work to restore the days of fellowship and faith found in the early church of Acts.

Brothers and Sisters are we hypocrites? Are we playing a part at church or are we acting out our faith in Christ every minute of every day, everywhere we go?

Brothers and Sisters is our church a business with payroll, pensions, and property thriving on the consumption of our time and our money? Or is our church a family of faith coming together for worship, for prayer, for Bible Study, for fellowship, and for the Mission of Jesus Christ being displayed alive and at work in the world?

Jesus says, “Wake up! I am your brother.”

My most vivid memory of Jesus was when He stood on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and motioned to Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, my brother James, me, Matthew, and Andrew to come in from fishing on Lake Tiberias and join Him for a breakfast of bread and fish. The place He stood is beside the rock at Mensa Christi and not far from the earth and stone stage in the northeast corner of the Sea of Galilee. Where, in my third dream of Jesus’ Second Coming, I saw Jesus return to this stage and I visited in January 2005. As I am writing this sermon, I am looking at my picture of this earth and stone stage and the three panel picture of Jesus developed from the image of a man’s face on the Shroud of Turin. And, if you want, you can see both pictures on the Dazzling Light Website. I share this, because, these memories and these pictures help me keep focused on living out my faith and carrying out my task of preparing the Way for Jesus’ Second Coming on 9/19/22.

My second dream of Jesus’ Second Coming occurred on 6/21/84 at our home on Wildleaf Court. In this dream, I waited in the front yard and looked into a cloudless blue sky to see Jesus, dazzling white and riding on a gray cloud. As in my first dream of Jesus’ Second Coming, He was gigantic and I was terrified. But rather than waking in fear, like I had done the first time, I braved my fears and watched Jesus shrink to normal size as He moved closer to earth. When He landed near our dogwood tree, I knelt on the ground and looked up into His face, which still glowed with the lights of heaven. Jesus walked to my side, placed His right hand on my shoulder, and said, “Do not be afraid. I have work for you to do.”

In my memory of Jesus on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and in my dreams of His Second Coming, He was always dressed in a white robe. I often wonder if Yeshua will want me to take Him to Tiberias and buy Him some clothes when He returns. For right now, my plan is to take Yeshua to the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and ask the Priests and the Nuns that live and work at the church to help in Christ’s Care. What about you? Can I call on you and your church to help in Christ’s Care when Yeshua returns? For today, Yeshua reminds us that, “I am your brother and I will see you face-to-face when I return to the earth and stone stage in the northeast corner of the Sea of Galilee at 3:51 pm on 9/19/22.”

Jesus says, “Strengthen what remains and remember my Father’s Holy Word!” And Jesus asks, “Do you want to be my family?”

In Jesus’ family, God is our Father, Jesus is our Brother, the Holy Spirit binds us together, and love rules. Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we all have family stories and faith stories to share, but, as you know, sometimes these stories do not have a happy human ending. Jesus even warns us that to join His family we may have to exile ourselves from our human family. For Jesus knows that the ways of our Heavenly Family often put us at variance with our human family.

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, if we say “Yes” to being a member of Jesus’ family, we must trust and obey the Lord, we must love God and not money, and we must live for others and not ourselves. For if we say “Yes” to joining Jesus’ Heavenly Family, we must put aside our personal goals and take up the Cross of Christ. We must cast off the pleasures of this life and put on the Clean White Clothes of heaven. And we must step off the ladder of achievement and drop to our knees in prayer. For in Jesus’ family, love rules. And we need to understand that only perfect love, only holy love, and only heavenly love will keep us joined to our Brother Jesus and on the straight and narrow path to heaven.

Jesus says, “Obey my teaching! For I am full of love.”

Many of today’s Church Pastors believe that God loves us so much that we can do no wrong. Many of today’s Church Pastors believe that God loves us so much that we are without sin. Many of today’s Church Pastors believe that God loves us so much that He will never punish us.

Jesus told me to write the church in Thyatira about “that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a messenger from God. By her teaching, she misleads my servants into practicing sexual immorality. I have given her time to repent of her sins, but she does not want to turn from her immorality. And so, I will throw her on a bed of suffering and those who committed adultery with her will suffer terribly.”

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I want to make it abundantly clear that those Church Pastors who believe that Reformed or Liberal Theology allow for the Ordination of Homosexuals and the Performance of Same-Sex Marriages in Christian Churches are wrong. And that those Church Pastors have thrown all of Christianity onto Jesus’ Bed of Suffering.

Jesus says, “Repent! For I am a preacher.”

During my morning devotions on 11/16/82, the Holy Spirit impressed upon me to step outside, where I saw a fiery cloud hovering over our house. Then from the fiery cloud, God said these words loud and clear: “Make it simple. Get it right.” During the next few weeks, the Holy Spirit interpreted these words and directed me to simplify my life, seek righteousness, accept Jesus as my Savior and Lord, and to Put God First. Now today, Jesus adds to these instructions for a simple life made right with God, “Repent! Turn away from a world filled with a lust for Satan’s pleasures! And do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven.”

Jesus says, “Put your faith in me and come forward to hear The Word of God, for I am a preacher and I invite you to behold my message at the Mount of Beatitudes on 9/19/22.”

Sermon Title – Seek the Lost for Jesus

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the one who is holy and true. I have opened the door of heaven. Invite all people to believe in me and let the world sing out: Amen and Amen! For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will brave the axe of Satan himself and will redirect lost souls from the road of darkness to the path of light.

Jesus says, “This is the message from the one who is holy and true. I am the Word.”

Jesus, the Word says, “Love God.” “But I don’t believe that there is a god, so how can I love God,” the Atheist replies. Brothers and Sisters we must tell the Atheist that Jesus is the Way to loving God and entering the spiritual realm of heaven that surrounds us each and every day. For when we say, “I believe in Jesus Christ,” then Jesus becomes our Brother, God becomes our Father, and we become a member of the heavenly family. A family that loves us unconditionally, a family that will never abandon us, and a family that will show us the Way through life today and life eternal.

Jesus, the Word, says, “Love yourself.” “But my heart is filled with doubt and hatred, so how can I love myself,” the Agnostic replies. Brothers and Sisters we must tell the Agnostic that Jesus is the Truth that resolves all of our doubt about life here on earth and life in heaven. That Jesus is the Brother who will teach us to love ourselves and dispel the hatred that consumes our heart. For Jesus is the Brother that loves us unconditionally, a Brother that will never abandon us, and a Brother that will teach us the Truth about life today and life eternal.

Jesus, the Word says, “Love everyone.” “But everyone just wants to use me, so, it would be stupid for me to love anyone,” the Hedonist replies. Brothers and Sisters we must tell the Hedonist that Jesus is the Life that meets all of our needs. Jesus is the door to heaven and a spiritual life that overcomes all of our physical desires and unites us in a right relationship with everyone. For Jesus affords us a spiritual life that fills us with unconditional love, a spiritual life that never abandons us, and a spiritual life that consumes us both today and for all eternity.

Yet hearing all this, why does the Atheist still cling to the physical world struggling to get their fair share? Why does the Agnostic still wrestle with the physical world so that they can get even with everyone? And why does the Hedonist still desire the entire physical world so that they can get rich? Why? Oh why, don’t they understand that Jesus is trying to give them an unconditional love that will never abandon them and will last both today, tomorrow, and for all of eternity?

Brothers and Sisters let us pause and remember that “God loved the world so much that he gave His only begotten Son so that whoever BELIEVES in Him will not parish, but will receive everlasting life.” John 3:16.

Do you remember the first time you told someone “I Love You”? And somehow, the world changed. “Love makes the world go ‘round”, “All there is is love”, “Love will keep us together”, and “Love is the only thing that you can bring with you to heaven”. And today I ask, “Are you ready to tell Jesus ‘I Love You’ face-to-face?”

For Jesus loves you and says, “I have opened the door of heaven and I can take away your sins.”

Jesus just touched you on the shoulder and said, “Do not be afraid. I have work for you to do and your work will require an unquestionable faith in me.” And to His Words, we should all reply in prayer, “Christ in me. Christ in the world.” For Jesus is calling us to do the very work He did Himself; to help the poor, to uplift the humble, to pray for the sick, and to spread the Gospel of Heaven that He revealed to the world.

Jesus just touched you on the shoulder and said, “Do not be afraid. I want you to join the Armies of Heaven and your enlistment will require an unquenchable faith in The Word of God.” Jesus is calling all of us to study and be in The Word of God every day. We must all start our basic training for the Armies of Heaven by using the Bible as our Instruction Manual. We must all go to God’s Word each day to get our marching orders for today. We must all go to the Word to hear God’s voice in our life and to fill us with an unyielding courage to battle the forces of evil that surrounds us.

Jesus just touched you on the shoulder and said, “Do not be afraid. I want you to prepare the Way for my Second Coming and your efforts will require an unstoppable faith in the power of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus said, “Be brave! I have defeated the world!” Jesus said, “The Helper will come – The Spirit, who reveals the truth about God and who comes from the Father, and he will speak about me.” Jesus says, “By the power of the Holy Spirit, prepare the churches for my return to Galilee.”

Jesus is now calling for your love, your faith and your eternal hope. Your hope in the Glories of Heaven. Your hope in the Divine Nature of the Heavenly Church. Your hope in the Leadership of Jesus Christ. For Jesus says, “I can take away your sins and fill your days with the faith, hope, and love needed to meet me along the shores of the Sea of Galilee.”

Jesus says, “Invite all people to believe in me and let the world sing out: Amen and Amen!”

Once again, Jesus comes to give hope to the poor. Once again, Jesus comes to give salvation to the lost. Once again, Jesus comes to give a heavenly life to those who believe in Him. Yet, once again, the people grumble and reply, “But I’m not poor, so I don’t need Jesus. But I’m not lost, so I don’t need Jesus. But I’m just fine with my life as it is, so I don’t need Jesus.”

This dilemma of heaven and earth faces everyone who faces Jesus and His invitation to “Believe in me.” Unfortunately, many people reply “No” to this heavenly invitation. For even those people who do not believe know that, if you do believe, Jesus will change your life. And no one wants to change.

However, if you believe in Jesus, He will take away your sins. If you believe in Jesus, He will fill you with faith, hope, and love. If you believe in Jesus, you will see the Glory of God, you will hear the angels sing, and you will know the love of Christ for all eternity.

So once again, Jesus says, “Believe in me, prepare to meet me on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and follow me to the door of heaven; where you will feel my love for you face-to-face.”

Sermon Title – Worship Spiritually Hot

Jesus says, “To the angels in the churches write: This is the message from the Amen, the faithful and true witness, who is the origin of all God created. Put God first, be born in me, grow in your love for me, live in faithful devotion to me, join the Armies of Heaven, then fight with me to trample out the wine in the wine press of the furious anger of the Almighty God. For I am now calling you to prepare Christian Churches for my Second Coming.” Christ now seeks Christians who will open the doors of the church to Jesus and will light the spiritual embers of God’s eternal kingdom.

Jesus says, “Put God first.”

“So then, my friends, because of God’s great mercy to us I appeal to you: Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and pleasing to him. This is the true worship that you should offer. Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God – what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect. And because of God’s gracious gift to me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you should. Instead, be modest in your thinking, and judge yourself according to the amount of faith that God has given you. We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions. In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body.” Romans 12:1-5.

Brothers and Sisters, let us now rally the troops, gather in worship, put God first in our lives and in the life of the church, and, once again, be the church of fellowship and faith found in the days of Acts.

Jesus says, “Be born in me.”

Jesus said, “I am telling you the truth: we speak of what we know and report what we have seen, yet none of you is willing to accept our message. You do not believe me when I tell you about the things of this world; how will you ever believe me, then, when I tell you about the things of heaven? And no one has ever gone to heaven except the Son of Man, who came down from heaven. As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:11-15.

Brothers and Sisters, let us all now affirm our second birth in Jesus Christ and then ride upon the wind of the Holy Spirit through the open door of heaven.

Jesus says, “Grow in your love for me.”

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never be thirsty. Now, I told you that you have seen me but will not believe. Everyone whom my Father gives me will come to me. I will never turn away anyone who comes to me, because I have come down from heaven to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me.” John 6:35-38.

Brothers and Sisters, let us now partake of the body of Christ and then, like Jesus, do the will of God. So that, we can all pray together: “Christ in me. Christ in the world.”

Jesus says, “Live in faithful devotion to me.”

Jesus said, “Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are.” Matthew 6:19-21.

Brothers and Sisters lets us now faithfully devote our lives to Jesus, follow Him, and repent from a life of prosperity, repent from a life of sexual immorality, and repent from a life devoted to the ways of the world.

Jesus says, “Join the armies of heaven.”

“Then I saw heaven open, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True; it is with justice that he judges and fight his battles. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and he wore many crowns on his head. He had a name written on him, but no one but himself knows what it is. The robe he wore is covered in blood. His name is The Word of God. The armies of heaven followed him, riding white horses and dressed in clean white linen.” The Revelation to John 19:11-14.

Brothers and Sisters, I am the Rider on the White Horse and I invite each of you to email me at john@dazzlinglight.org to join the Armies of Heaven and help me prepare the Way for Jesus’ Second Coming.

Jesus now calls out to you, “Join the Armies of Heaven and fight with me to trample out the wine in the winepress of the furious anger of the Almighty God.”

“Out of his mouth came a sharp sword, with which he will defeat the nations. He will rule over them with a rod of iron, and he will trample out the wine in the wine press of the furious anger of the Almighty God. On his robe and on his thigh are written the name: King of kings and Lord of lords.” The Revelation to John 19:15-16.

Brothers and Sisters, the name that is written on me, is the name of my Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. And in His Name, I implore you to help me fight the Church Pastors preaching Prosperity, to fight the Church Pastors preaching Sexual Immorality, and to fight the Church Pastors preaching the Ways of the World, so that we can stamp out God’s furious anger.

Brothers and Sisters, let us now turn our worship away from the world, open the door of the church to Jesus, and make way for God. For “God is in the room as the rule and reign of heaven breaks through. God is here. And we will never be the same.” The Worship God is Seeking by David Ruis page 20.

Brothers and Sisters, let us join together and bring forth the rule and reign of heaven as we prepare Christian Churches for Jesus’ Second Coming. To become a part of this heavenly church revival, please email me at john@dazzlinglight.org 

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