A lot has been said about the prophet’s call (and there is a lot more be said), for this is not a simple matter but far more complex than what it may seem. As a result, this subject has been infested by distortion and error – not to mention horrors.
The prophet has been an indispensable tool throughout the ages. How much more in these final days! In one hand we have the word ‘Babylon’, which is equivalent as to say confusion, deviation, heresy, and antagonism to God; on the other hand, the word ‘prophet’, which is equivalent to clarification and harmony with God. Let us now examine the term ‘prophet’ on behalf of improving our capacity to discern and examine all things in order to avoid being thrown off by every changing wind of doctrine. Paul the apostle spoke about the ministerial gifts – which include the prophets.
The ministry in apostasy pretends to destroy the reality of the final prophetic call – which is of crucial significance in these final days of history! The prophet has never been as important as he is today to guide us and help us find the right way. The Bible even goes beyond our limited view to assist the humble man of faith, not the haughty or arrogant who think they know everything and envy whoever God chooses to bless.
There are many, perhaps millions, who dream of being overtaken by God’s blessing as to be enlightened and be able to discern among the confusion that has overtaken the world in these days. There are many who claim to have possession of the truth, but few of the so-called “men of God” and “prophets” are willing to do as I do: give evidence in public and with biblical support the claimed legitimacy and knowledge. However, in order for you to be able to trust my words, God has promised in His word a final chair to —- your —, but there is more, He has promised a great sign for the Gentiles in these final days.
God has already given to Israel a sign: the Lord’s resurrection. Now, He gives another sign to the Gentiles: my vindication. Therefore, it is imperative for you to be on alert, for it shall occur soon very soon. Let us read the written confirmation of the promise made to the Gentiles on Isaiah 66:18-19, “For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.” See? Do not hesitate and do not be weary, just wait for a very short time.
The Danger of the Sophism
Sophism: Empty argument that leads into error.
Order implies submission. To submit means to follow men. But he who follows must take the proper precautions to make sure he is indeed following a legitimate ministry. The true ministers uncover all things by the gospel for everything is tested and examined by the light of the gospel. Therefore, beware of such a terrible and dangerous sophism: ‘We are not followers of men’. But, what do you mean? Do you follow exotic creatures or idols with no eyes and no ears? Can you see how illogical is such argument?
All of us, in one way or the other, follow men. Christ himself was a man. Of course, he is a very special man but a man indeed. He was a man in every sense of the word as to become our Representative and the One who was known as the Son of Man. Regarding to Christ, the apostle Paul declares, “And he gave some, apostle: and some prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers” (Ephesians 4:11). Whoever pretends to be self-sufficient by relying on his own knowledge proves to be an anti-Christian arrogant, for the Church is order- as Paul the apostle declares on 1 Corinthians 14:40, “Let all things to be done decently and in order.” Therefore, the sample sophism we already mentioned is a lot more dangerous than what it might seem at first sight, for God do send chosen men, and everyone must take heed to their words. Israel was lost because they chose to not give heed to the words of those men God sent to them, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathered her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto desolate.” Pay attention to the way these passages strongly support our position: God’s chosen men must be heard and followed. Every church member must follow the instructions given by the man God has sent.
Those who correspond to the perverted sophism of self-dependence are so ignorant and naive that they pretend to take a biblical passage out of their context to justify their blatant interpretative incompetence. They pretend to support their derailment by misinterpreting Luke 16:16 which reads as follows, “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.” (Luke 16:16).
Pay close attention to what Christ is truly saying: from the days of the old covenant to the days of the preaching of John the Baptist, the kingdom of heaven has been preached. The content of this biblical passage is not considering an end of the prophetic call but, on the contrary, prophets have been God’s constant vehicle to announce the good news of salvation. This is very easy to prove by examining the verb used in this passage: the verb is in its progressive form. The detail is clear: The kingdom of heaven has been, is and will be proclaimed. There is no intention here to put an end to the work of the prophets the way some pretend to say. Some insist to say that John the Baptist was the last of the prophets, as believed by those who pretend to be self-sufficient instead of becoming prudent Christians who depend on the correct interpretation of those men God sends.
Is it not true that the Scripture clearly declares, “…Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct” . How can it be possible that, while the Scriptures clearly demand that every member of the Church must obey their pastors, others pretend contradict His Word by saying that we should not follow men? Who are the pastoral leaders but men who will have to render an account to God? Behold, the one who is in charge is the Boss, the Sovereign Ruler. He who appoints the official has the right to demand a report. Do you know what is applicable to those sophists who pretend to use the verses of Luke 16:16 to support their awkward position of “not following men”? The same as to Israel, “Behold, your house is left desolate.” That is, they are to be left empty, ill and ready to suffer the final punishment for they have dared to pervert the Word of God. This is a severe sin! For they pretend to separate themselves from the man Christ calls, and to do this is to separate themselves from Christ. Remember the biblical passage that reads, “He that hearth you hearth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.” (Luke 10:16). There is great danger behind the pretension of becoming self-sufficient and arrogant, which is the same as to pretend to be “forerunners” without a call from God. One thing is certain: God has never and will never discard His chosen method of revelation, as it is clearly outlined on Revelations 1:1, “The Revelation of Jesus Chirst, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:”
Notice the way the Scriptures establish an immutable chain of revelation: From God to Christ, from Christ to His angel, and from His angel to His servant John, and from John (the prophet) to the ministerial body. The revelation has never been and will never be sent directly from God to the lay people to avoid distortion, but God sends His revelation through His chosen channels: the prophets. If you are unable to understand this simplicity, how would you be able to understand more complex doctrines? Impossible! If you chose to be neglectful by not believing these simple words, then you will end up being a pitiful sight and a pretty sorry lot.
About Luke 16:16
The Scriptures teach us that God is a God of covenants. The Sovereign Lord has determined -by the light of the Scriptures- to establish covenants in more than seven occasions. Among these covenants or pacts there are some notables: The Old Testament – also known as the covenant of “do to live”, and as ‘the law and the prophets;’- and The New Testament -also known as The New Covenant or the Covenant of the Gospel.
This time we will make a clear exegesis of Luke 16:16 in order to contribute to the doctrinal culture of the actual church. This is a correct interpretation for the benefit of all Christians, in order to avoid being swallowed up by the Babylonian teachings of our days. It is our earnest desire to set you free from Babylon’s bondage. We, as legitimate ministers of the Gospel, it’s our duty to make viable what the Lord Almighty expects us to do. Let us first define the word “exegesis”: Exegesis is the profound, precise and critical interpretation of a text or portion of the Scripture not so clear for the layman to bring a clear interpretation using in consideration the most basic and fundamental rules which are necessary to avoid falling astray. These are:
- A. Never interpret apart from the context. The following proverb declares a great truth: “Take a passage out of context is to fabricate an excuse.”
- Use the Gospel as the sole foundation and principle of biblical hermeneutics.
- Consider the fact that the Old and New Testaments are reciprocal, not opposite.
- Let yourself be guided by the Spirit of God, seeking always to find the Truth (not wrong motives of confrontation or destruction which is natural characteristic of the fleshy man).
These are important and necessary elements to take into consideration when doing a correct exegesis. Now, let us read the following biblical passages which have been so badly misinterpreted,“The law and the prophets were until John: since that time kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it” (Luke 16:16).
This is an important notice: the context of these words is making no reference to the duration of the participation of the prophets in the world. This is clearly seen in the biblical passage. What the context is truly speaking about is about the fact that we must be active on behalf of the Lord by avoiding spiritual idleness, which has been a common tendency of the Church throughout the centuries. Let us read on Hebrews 12:12, which is another biblical reproach against “laziness”. It is clear that both phrases are equivalent- “the hands which hang down and the feeble knees”.
When we read these passages with an objective and unbiased mind, we will see that Jesus is admonishing against those who have become lazy and chose not to take action in order to press into the Kingdom of heaven. Is it that you pretend to add strange words to the Lord’s mouth to forcibly say that there will no longer be prophets after the ministry of John the Baptist? To pretend to say this is to say a stupid nonsense! Only those who are not from God can pretend to say such claim!
Pay attention to the following passages, for we will present clear evidence that the term law and prophets is a reference to the Old Testament. Let us read: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17)
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye so even to them: for this is the law and the prophets”. (Matthew 7:12)
“On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets”. (Matthew 20:40)
“But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets”(Romans 3:21)
The passages we just read are clearly saying or pointing towards who were witnesses about the old covenant or agreement. There is no verse in the Bible-lest Luke 16:16-, that makes the slightest mention concerning the duration of the work of the prophets in the world. Prophet John the Baptist came before Christ, as he came before the Lord’s chosen by Christ himself. If Luke 16:16 were speaking of such thing as the end of the prophets era, then we would be force to say that the Bible contradicts itself! How would you dare to say such lie! The Bible speaks the truth when it declares on Daniel 12:10 that “…the wise shall understand”. The message is clear: you, the wicked, will not understand. People, listen carefully: to pretend to say that there will be no prophets after John is to forcibly say that there will be no Law-and you all know that the Law did not end with John.
Now, this is also true: with John, there is the end of the prophets of the Old Testament but it is also the beginning of the prophets of the New Testament (just to mention a few names: Martin Luther, Calvin, Melanchthon and, of course, me-this servant of yours who is also the second witness of Revelations). Thus says the Spirit of Christ: “So the it is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Romans 9:16). This biblical interpretation you are now reading is clear evidence that proves that I am who I claim to be. Summing up: Do not make the mistake of saying that with John the Baptist came the end of all prophets for that make you a false minister or preacher who has no knowledge of biblical theology. John marks the end of the prophets of the Old Testament and the beginning of the prophets who were to come after Christ-in other words those chosen by Him: the prophets of the New Testament.
One word of warning: If you refuse to accept these words as truth, you have chosen to become God’s enemy and will become burned up stubble in hell. If you really want to be on the truth’s side, stay in touch with us, The Voice of the Third Angel, which is commanded by the Prophet of the Final Days, Luiko of Jesus.
It has been quite evident that I am the last chair master of this age- this is clearly evidenced by my writings- for they stand as a hard-copy proof of my claim. No doubts about it.
It does not matter the way you chose to call me,-say, a prophet, a disciple, a reformer, whatever-the truth is that I am carrying out an extraordinary work for my Lord- a work that you will eventually have to admit that it is real and for real, and that which is written will be fulfilled, “…I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee” (Revelation 3:9).
These words were written ahead of time to admonish you, whoever chooses to oppose my prophetic call, because “… if will that he tarry…what is that to thee? (John 21:21-22).
You call me a false prophet, and I call you a false minister of Satan. “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). Let us await the Lord’s final decision. It is clear by now that after my interpretative quality you must “take your hat off as a sign of respect” and acknowledge me as the one God has chosen to be the prophet. But of course, you are too proud to admit it. In the near future you will have to repent.