Ola Ilori (9 Sep 2011)

Hi Doves,
Today, the 9th of September 2011 is the Day of Atonement.
It's the Day on which the Lord remembers, for the redemption of their bodies, all those who have been crucifying the flesh, in order to bring forth good deeds.
Any Christian who has not been crucifying the flesh, in order to bring forth good deeds, by the Day of Atonement, has unwittingly chosen to go into the Great Tribulation to be chastised by the Antichrist!
"Also the tenth Day of this seventh Month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls [crucify the flesh], and offer an offering made by fire [do good towards others] to the Lord." (Lev.23:27)
We, as believers, are incapable of doing the kind of good deeds the Lord can accept as offerings, on our own.
This is because we are evil through and through.
"For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells..." (Rom.7:18)
The Lord wants to give us glorious flesh, in which good dwells.
How can He do this without FIRST giving us His life which produces His love in us?
It's His love that produces good deeds which will in effect produce our glorious flesh and bones on the Day of the Rapture.
"We know we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren." (1John 3:14)
The Lord's life in us is the flame of love that burns before Him as an offering and a sacrifice!
These offerings and sacrifices are what the Lord sees as we do good from love towards those all around us.
Now, because we are doing good deeds daily, in evil flesh, we are actually afflicting our evil flesh.
We are in effect "afflicting our souls" as we continue daily in love towards all those the Lord has placed in our lives.
We can now understand what the Lord meant when He said,
"If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny (evil in) himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me." (Luke 9:23)
"And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me." (Matt.10:38)
In Leviticus 23:28-30 we further read,
"And you shall do no work on that same Day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God."
"For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same Day shall be cut off from his people."
"And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people."
Millions of people today claim to be Christians because they go to church, read the Bible and sing praises to God.
These 3 things alone do not make a person a Christian.
Doing good deeds from love which proceeds from eternal life in a person, is what makes him a Christian.
In other words, going to church, reading the Bible and singing praises to the Lord MUST proceed from a life that is continually doing good to others.
If a person doesn't do good it means he doesn't have love, if he doesn't have love it means he doesn't have eternal life, if he doesn't have eternal life, he is spiritually dead, if he is spiritually dead, he can only do what is evil.
A person who is evil, who goes to church reads the Bible and sings praises is "working" when he should be resting in Lord.
He is also not afflicting himself (that is, his soul) for he give free reign to his evil passions. He is thus failing to crucify his flesh!
This is the correct understanding of the above passage.
"Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth - those who have done good, to the resurrection of life..." (John 5:28,29)
"...By Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His Name. But do not forget to do good and share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased." (Heb.13:15,16)
The Rapture will take place either on the 14th [15th of Tishri] or the 21st [22nd of Tishri] of September 2011 at the Feast of Tabernacles.
Do remain blessed,