It is the love of God that will see us through difficult times ahead,
and the Spirit of God lives within those who have repented, are baptized

Fred R. Coulter—August 7, 2021

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Greetings, everyone! Welcome to Sabbath services!

Unit Packaging is mailing out God's Plan for Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days, expanded 2nd edition. From the reports from the first two that I passed out, it's going to be a great book. It will be like no other book in the world.

Remember that you cannot learn the things in depth of the Scriptures by only pamphlets and booklets. As we will see today, you have to get into the very things of the construction of the original language in order to know exactly what it says. We'll get to that in just a bit.

I want to call your attention to this report, which shows that the Covid variant is actually manufactured in the bodies of those who have already been vaccinated. It's a byproduct of the vaccination. {see webmaster at for copy}

We've sent out approximately close to 700 vaccination exemption letters and so far, no one has been turned down. Remember that if you have to stand your ground:

  • the Supreme Court has ruled that you cannot force anyone to take any medication against their will
  • the things that are in the vaccine are not good for the body

I just found out that there is a certain substance that they put into the Pfizer vaccine—Graphene Oxide—which is a poison. However, it's listed as 'secret ingredient.' There are a lot of things they're not telling you, and they're forcing this upon everyone, so when you take your stand against it, remember: God is for you and you stand your ground! Ask them:

  • Are you greater than the Supreme Court?
  • Are you greater than the doctors who say all the things that come about because of this vaccination are not good?
  • Do you know that this vaccination later on will induce the variant Covid D?

That's why they're trying to have everybody put on masks!

Even in Texas they're doing that, and that's because there are so many coming over the border with this Chinese Virus, and they're sending them into all the cities.

Letter from a long, long time member in Pennsylvania, from July 31:

Now we know of, at least in part, where a lot of these children who cross the southern border of the U.S. are being taken.

Understand this; you need to realize it: Anthony Fauci is a Jesuit! Jesuits, Knights of Columbus, Masonic and other secret organizations are the unseen government around the world!

The Vatican is dedicated to destroying America! Who gets money for taking these children into the various cities, wherever they're going? Those charities are paid tax money!

These churches are cooperating with the government to place these children in foster care in local communities. They say that eventually the place for them to be will be the relatives already living here.

A big lie!

Where are these relatives who are supposed to be living in the United States of America? Here in Lancaster, PA—Dutch country—it now has a mixture of Hispanics, and Orientals, blacks, etc., who are outnumbering the white population.

The government officials have removed statues of American historic figures and renamed the schools formally named George Washington, Howard Hand and James Buchanan and gave them the names of black women.

You sit there and shake your head and say, 'I wonder what's happening?' Well, the answer is that we're living in Biblical times! These are prophecies of the Bible spoken of 3500 years ago that are taking place. God said that it would happen; it's coming to pass before our eyes! Years ago people would say they wished in Biblical times! Well, we're living in them! You wish has been granted!

Deuteronomy 28:43: "The stranger dwelling among you shall get up above you very high…"

That's what we are seeing! What does all of this do? This validates that the Word of God is Truth!

"…and you shall come down very low. He shall loan to you, and you shall not loan to him. He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail" (vs 43-44).

  • Isn't that interesting?
  • Who is President of America? Not Biden! He's only a figurehead!
  • Who are all of those people behind him running the extreme government?
  • Why are they there?

Let must just say this, I don't know how many of you watch Mark Levin on Life, Liberty and Levin on Fox News. Everything he says there is correct, but he's missing the most important thing, and that is God is the One Who is bringing these things!

Verse 45: "And all these curses… [Deut. 28 where we are now and Lev. 26] …shall come on you, and shall pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed because…"

The cause is not what people think! They don't have a clue! Too many in our government—especially the Democrat Party—are filled with atheists, communists and haters of America. Why are they there? Because those who love America do not love God more! That's why the curses are coming! Don't be fooled, political things that they have said must be done, but those are all void unless there is repentance to God first on a vast scale.

"…because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God to keep His commandments and His statutes, which He commanded you. And they shall be on you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed forever" (vs 45-46).

So, if anyone says that the Old Covenant has been replaced by the New Covenant and everything in the Old Testament doesn't apply; NO! These are the promises given by God to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!

Verse 47: "Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all things."

Don't we have the abundance of all things? Yes, indeed! And they're all going to be taken away, every one of them!

Verse 48: "Therefore, you shall serve your enemies, which the LORD shall send against you in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in the want of all things. And he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you. The LORD shall bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you shall not understand, a nation fierce of countenance who shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young. And he shall eat the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your land…" (vs 48-51).

Where do we sell most of our produce when we sell it overseas? China! China is an instrument of God to punish us, because we wouldn't listen to Him!

Now, we need to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves, but we need to be strong in the Lord in order to handle all of these things that are coming about.

The main reason why all of these things are taking place is because the #1 crime in America is abortion! You've heard me say that how many times? Let's remember that the Bible says that God forms us in the womb. So, all of you women's libbers out there, all of you who hate children and want to kill and destroy them; and all the rest of you who go along with it, and the Supreme Court that approved it, the politicians who legislate it, everyone is guilty!

While there may be some of the Protestants and Catholics against abortion, that's not enough! There's got to be the kind of repentance and turning to God that this nation has never seen. It's not to 'come back to church on Sunday'; it is that all the religious leaders… Let's see why it's coming, because sure enough it's coming! Let's see what God prophesied concerning His people.

Know this for sure: the Word of God is always true! Just because He does not bring correction swiftly doesn't mean it isn't coming; He's giving us a space of time to repent!

Ezekiel 22:17: "And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me….'" (vs 17-18).

Note our books:

  • America and Britain in Prophecy: Two Nations That Changed the World by Philip Neal
  • From a Speck of Dust to a Son of God: Why Were You Born by Fred R. Coulter

"'…All of them are bronze, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the middle of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.' Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have all become dross…" (vs 18-19).

What is the Church Age with the Churches of God? The Laodiceans! Even the Churches of God are affected by the environment around them if they are not staying close to God in prayer and study.

"…behold, therefore, I will gather you into the middle of Jerusalem. As they gather silver, and bronze, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the middle of the furnace, to blow the fire on it to melt it, so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will cast you in and melt you" (vs 19-20).

Just because God holds back His heavy hand of correction doesn't mean it's not coming!

Verse 21[transcriber's correction]: "And I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in the midst of it. As silver is melted in the furnace, so you shall be melted in the midst of it; and you shall know that I the LORD have poured out My fury upon you" (vs 21-22).

That's why it's coming so quickly! People are astonished as to how quickly and how bad it has become.

Verse 23: "And the Word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'Son of man, say to her, "You are a land that is not cleansed, nor rained upon in the day of indignation." There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst…'" (vs 23-25). This is

  • every Protestant preacher
  • every Protestant member
  • every Catholic priest, whatever rank
  • every Catholic

"…like a roaring lion tearing the prey. They have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure… [they're all centered on money] …and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst. Her priests have done violence to My Law and have profaned My Holy things…." (vs 25-26).

I'm going to give some Church at Home messages very similar to this, only more to the point for new people. Every Protestant minister and every Catholic priest knows that the seventh day is the Sabbath! But they are so arrogant and presumptuous that they think; they say, 'We interpret it differently; we meet on Sunday.'

You're putting yourself in the seat of God, and you're lying through your teeth, because the Sabbath Day is very explicit, which says, 'Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy.' You can't transfer that to Sunday because you're not God! IF you say you do, and you do it, THEN you're sitting in the seat of God, and God's punishment is coming upon you!

Do you understand that? There's no way around it! There's going to be repentance or slaughter! Maybe not all at once, but that's what's coming.

Verse 26: "Her priests have done violence to My Law and have profaned My Holy things They have put no difference between the Holy and the profane, and have not taught the difference between the unclean and the clean… [here is the guilt of every Protestant and Catholic minister/priest] …and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths and I am profaned among them."

How did this country get to be so profane? Because of right there, that one verse! They have tuned against God! The politicians are also included!

Verse 27: "Her rulers in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood and to destroy souls, to get unjust gain."

I monitored TBN and Daystar for two weeks. Both of them were soliciting money on every show, reading things so they could have money coming in. I never saw anything more Laodicean in my whole life than that!

Verse 28: "And her prophets have covered themselves with whitewash, seeing false visions and divining lies unto them, saying, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,' when the LORD has not spoken."

  • Isn't that what they're doing?
  • Isn't that what they say with Sunday?
  • Isn't that what they say with Christmas, Easter and all of that?

Everyone wants to know:

  • Why are all these things coming down us?
  • What's happening to America?

You've got this and that political thing; you've got to remember that the whole system has been taken over by satanists and liars:

  • whether it be government
  • whether it be education
  • whether it be the churches
  • whether it be business

Especially the business an the bankers!

Remember what's coming: the mark of the beast! They have the way now. Let's see what else God says; He holds all the individuals of the land responsible, too:

Verse 29: "The people of the land have used oppression and committed robbery, and they have troubled the poor and needy. Yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. And I sought for a man among them who should build up a wall for the land, and stand in the breach before Me, so that I should not destroy it. But I did not find one" (vs 29-30).

Temporarily there was one! But out of fraud, deceit in this last election, they got rid of him. People say, 'Why did God allow that?' NO! The question is: Why did God cause it? Because there are not enough people coming to the true God His way!

Remember this: No one can come to God their way! They must first repent of their own sins! They can find out what they are by reading the Ten Commandments; they're simple to understand. They've been breaking them with impunity, though they think they're doing good.

God hold the people of the land responsible. These are the things that coming upon us, and this is how it's going to be. We don't know if they may be a reprieve, but can you think about that already there have been two million come through the southern border. That's more than the number of people in the state of Nebraska!

How many of them have the Chinese Virus? Think about it! We have a lawless regime! As I said, Biden is not president; the group behind him, the radicals, are the ones who are running the country. They are there because of what I have just read from the beginning of my message. We refuse God!

Watch even Mark Levin—Life, Liberty and Levin—all his solutions are good except he misses the main ingredient: repentance to God! But if he said that on Fox News he would be eliminated from being on Fox News. So, you can see how they have everything controlled. Enough said!


Christ is Coming in the Flesh

We must be grounded in the Truth of God. The only way we can endure all of these things is stay close to God. That's what it is, and that's through prayer and study. Today we're going to cover something really important. I've passed out a study paper.

One of the things we need to stay close to God is to understand the greatness of His calling and what He is doing. We need to study His Word over and over and over again. We learn things every time we do. I want you to grasp and understand this.

Everything that God has made and created, and put on this earth—everything about it—He did for all mankind, for all of us.

  • everything we have and use
  • everything we see
  • everything we eat
  • everything drink
  • the way our bodies are made
  • the way the plants and animals

How everything that God has made works reproduces themselves! Think about that!

We know that through what God is doing, He is reproducing sons and daughters for His Kingdom; that's why we're here. That's the whole purpose of it!

All of the 62-million of abortion, who have been killed, God was the One Who was forming them in the womb! He says that! He says to Israel—the whole house of Israel—'I formed you in the womb.'

Every woman ought to be happy and thankful and grateful for the great love of God, that they have been built in such a way that they are helping God reproduce the human race!

That's a tremendous thing to understand! Carry it one step further: through Jesus Christ, God is preparing those who will be reproduced into the God Family!

Don't go around with a long face because of all of these things that are coming about. Yes, we need to be concerned. But the way is to keep your mind on what God is doing and how He's doing it. It's a tremendous and wonderful thing!

I'll tell you one thing from my own experience. The more we study the Word of God, the more we realize how much more is in the Word of God that we every suspected if we could properly put it all together, because it's inspired by the mind of God.

1-Corinthians 2:7: "Rather, we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom that God foreordained before the ages unto our glory,"

2-Timothy 1:9: "…before the ages of time."

God knows what He's doing, and it's great!
1-Corinthians 2:8: "Which not one of the rulers of this world has known (for if they had known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory). But according as it is written…" (v 8-9).

  • How many times have we read this in our lifetime in the Church?
  • Do we fully understand it?
  • Do we fully comprehend what it is that's really going on?

And with God's Spirit in our mind and God's Word in our hands, written in our heart and mind! That's what God is doing! That's an amazing thing!

+-Verse 9: "…'The eye has not seen, nor the ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him'" (v 9).

John 14:2[transcriber's correction]: Jesus said: "…'I am going to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again…'" (vs 2-3). That is to bring us to that place! Think about that!

1-Corinthians 2:9: "…the things which God has prepared for those who love Him." That's the most important thing!

You're going hear me say a lot of it, because it is the love of God. Our love to God and God's love to us that's going see us through all these difficult times. Our love has to be with all our heart, mind, soul and being! Did not Jesus do that for all of mankind?

Think of the love that the Father and Christ have for His creation, and how great They understand what Their plan is and what it's going produce.

Verse 10: "But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit…"

We're going to talk about the Spirit of God, a special study on the Spirit of God.

"…for the Spirit searches all things—eventhe deep things of God" (v 10).

We're all involved in the deep things of God!. If we have the Holy Spirit of God, which we do, we're involved in the deep things of God. This is something that the world knows nothing about, and cannot find anything about, because it's between us and God directly. That's an amazing thing to understand!

Verse 11: "For who among men understands the things of man except by the spirit of man, which is in him?…."

I want to show you something in John 1, which is an amazing thing. Like I've said, you can study the Bible over and over again and you really don't grasp a lot of it until you come by it so many times.

Here's one that I learned while doing this paper. This is talking about Christ. He made everything that there was, and there wasn't anything that came into being that He didn't make.

John 1:9: "The True Light was that which enlightens everyone who comes into the world."

What is that light, that God gives to everyone who comes into the world? The spirit man! That comes from God. But this in the Greek means that it comes from Christ and it's a middle voice participle. What does a middle voice participle mean?

Sidebar: When I was growing up, in school I hated English. I couldn't stand English. I couldn't spell, I couldn't read. I could do arithmetic, but my English was so bad, when I was in Jr. College I had to take special tutoring in order to pass the English class I was in.

Do you know what that English class was? English for the foreign born! That's how bad my English was. I had to work hard to catch up on it. I had to get a private tutor. The private tutor started me out on the thing I hated in school—diagramming!

She started me out at the sixth-grade level, I couldn't handle that; fifth-grade level, couldn't handle that; fourth-grade level couldn't handle that. Finally we got to the third-grade level and I started to learn English at the third-grade level.

When I took German, I learned more about English, because I had to name all the parts of everything in the German language.

But this here (in v 9) is a middle voice, meaning that Christ has done this for Himself according to the plan of God. Now you know why there is—because you have to include all people down through all time down through history—the second resurrection! Think about what an amazing thing that's going to be. Won't that be astonishing to all of those people?

"…which enlightens everyone who comes into the world" (v 9).

How does it know what to do? Think about everything that comes with that, because the speck of dust is so small that you can't see it.

1-Corinthians 2:11: "For who among men understands the things of man except by the spirit of man, which is in him?…."—that light, which comes from Christ!

Think about this: everyone in the world receives the spirit of man at conception. They can measure a quick electronic volt of 480,000 degrees, in a flash! When that takes place, the egg that begins the new life is sealed. Nothing else can do it! Then immediately, when that light of the spirit of man comes, the cells begin to develop and multiply.

How does it know what to do? Think about everything that comes with that! A speck of dust is so small you can't see it. But after 40 weeks, 9 months—if everything goes well—a child is born. What do you have? A brand new human life! They have everything that they need to live in the world, but they've got to grow up! That's why there are mothers and fathers.

  • think about that the next time you pray!
  • think about that the next time you ask a blessing upon a meal!

It all comes from God!

"…In the same way also, the things of God no one understands except by the Spirit of God…." (v 11).

Now v 12 is a separation of us from the world. The world doesn't understand it, but we need to understand it and realize it.

Verse 12: "Now, we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is of God, so that we might know the things graciously given to us by God."

That's an amazing thing! I don't care how long you've been in the Church, that's still an amazing thing.

We will get into the Study Paper and I think you're going to find this really interesting and very inspiring, because we're part of it. We're receiving it!


We're going to go through a paper that I did:

A Scriptural Study

  • Did Jesus Christ, the Word—One of the Godhead—come in the flesh?
  • Is Jesus Christ Still Coming in the Flesh?
  • then if He does
  • How is that accomplished?

All of that is answered in Scripture! How many times have we gone over this, but there are still people in the world who do not believe this:

John 1:1: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and the Word was God."

The reason in the Greek that there's no definite article in front of the word God for the Logos or Word is because if there was a definite article there it would refer back to "…the God…" because that's what it is in the Greek to differentiate and show They're both God, but separate.

Verse 2: "He was in the beginning with God."

Verse 14: "And the Word became flesh…"

There are some who don't believe that He became flesh as we have flesh. But as I've covered here recently on Go To Meeting, Jesus had human nature. He had to have had human nature in order to condemn sin in the flesh, His flesh! This becomes really important and shows how God does things that we would not understand otherwise.

Luke 1:34: "But Mary said to the angel, 'How shall this be, since I have not had sexual relations with a man?' And the angel answered and said to her, 'The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you…'" (vs 34-35).

Who is "…the Highest"? God the Father! So, it had to be God the Father Who is doing this, and not the Holy Spirit.

We've got another book coming out by Steven Greene about the Holy Spirit, that it is not an individual person.

"…and for this reason, the Holy One being begotten in you shall be called the Son of God" (v 35).

All this is done by the Holy Spirit!

  • How did Jesus do that?
  • How did He give up being God to become a human; yet, retain enough of God so He would be the Son of God?

Think about how much humility that this took for Jesus to do this, because here He is God right alongside God the Father with glory, power, honor and angels around taking care of whatever He commands them to do. Then reduce Himself down to a pinpoint of life! Think of that!

Like the angel told Mary, nothing is impossible with God!So, He did this! Why did He do this? So He could become a human being so that He could become the sacrifice for the sins of the whole world!

Philippians 2:6: Who [Jesus], although He existed in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but emptied Himself, and was made in the likeness of men…" (vs 6-7).

Is the sperm from the father and the egg from the mother in human beings in the likeness of men? Yes, of course! But so small that you can't see it with the naked eye. That's what Jesus did!

"…and took the form of a servant; and being found in the manner of man…" (vs 7-8).

Everything about human beings: eating, breathing, sleeping, all the eliminations of waste, etc.;

"…He humbled Himself…" (v 8)/

In your Christian walk, how much have you been humbled, really? Some of the things we go through, we think that's an awful lot. But think about what Jesus did voluntarily, because He said, 'I lay down My life; no one takes it from Me.'

"…and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (v 8).

Jesus told them over and over again Who He was in different terms than saying, 'I am the Son of God.' It's also said of Jesus that 'no one has ascended into heaven except the One Who came from heaven: Christ.'

John 8:23: "And He said to them, 'You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. "

But not being "…of this world…" He was still in the world to save the world!

Verse 24: "That is why I said to you that you shall die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I AM…"

Greek: 'ego emi'—used by Christ is a double I AM, I AM! Where do we find that? Exo. 3! Moses said, 'Who am I going tell him sent me?' Tell him I AM sent you! So, they knew, when they heard this from Jesus, Who He was.

"…you shall die in your sins.' Then they said to Him, 'Who are You?' And Jesus said to them, 'The One that I said to you from the beginning. I have many things to say and to judge concerning you; but He Who sent Me is true, and what I have heard from Him, these things I speak to the world.' But they did not know that He was speaking to them of the Father" (vs 24-27).

Verse 28: "Then Jesus said to them, 'When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you yourselves shall know that I AM…'"

Why did He say that again? Because it was prophesied! Look at all of the prophecies concerning the crucifixion. We won't get into those, but we have 28 prophecies fulfilled in one day, which you find in the books:

  • The Christian Passover
  • A Harmony of the Gospels

 "…and that I do nothing of Myself. But as the Father taught Me, these things I speak" (v 28).

It's very interesting how Jesus was taught; He was taught directly by God the Father (Isa. 50). He didn't go to the rabbinical schools. That's why they were always wondering where He learned these things.

You know that the scribes and Pharisees when they were seeking to destroy Him. Don't you think they asked everyone, 'Did He study in your rabbinical school'? If anyone would have said 'yes' they would have killed him! Jesus was taught by the Father!

Verse 29: "And He Who sent Me is with Me….

  • How was the Father with Him? With the Spirit of God in Him! He had direct connection with the Father at all times.
  • Didn't Jesus say at the last minute that if necessary, 'I could ask the Father and He would send 12 legions of angels to save Me'? But that's not so!

"…The Father has not left Me alone because I always do the things that please Him" (v 29).

This is what we need to do, because God is with us today with His Spirit in us, and we will see that Christ is in us, as well.

Now John 6:38 is something for everyone who is an elder, minister, teacher, listen up! We are not here for self! We are here to serve and teach, and we must yield ourselves to God to let Him teach us with His Spirit through His Word, so we can teach the brethren. He gave the ministry for the perfection of the brethren!A process!

John 6:38: "For I did not come down from heaven to do My own will, but the will of Him Who sent Me. And this is the will of the Father Who sent Me: that of all whom He has given Me, I should not lose any, but should raise them up in the last day" (vs 38-39).

I did a special study on "the last day"; I wrote a letter on it for Pentecost. That means the first resurrection, which is on Pentecost, the last day of the 50-day count.

It can't be the Last Great Day, because that's a different one. What does the Last Great Day picture? The second resurrection of all the rest of the dead; they're brought back to life! But isn't it interesting that the "last day," Pentecost, and the Last Great Day both have resurrections.

1-Timothy 3:16: "And undeniably, great is the mystery of Godliness…"

We can read the words and comprehend what the words say, but do we have a feeling for the true meaning of it in a way that gives us greater understanding. I think not!

"…God was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the Gentiles, was believed on in the world, was received up in glory" (v 16).

That's Christ coming in the flesh, now the next section:

Further Ramifications

In other words, what does all of this mean?

These Scriptures prove that the Word was God, who became Jesus Christ, and is the Son of God, the Only Begotten of the Father. Thus, He was indeed God manifested in the flesh—the Savior of the world.

Because false teachers—whom the apostle John labels as antichrists—were teaching that Jesus Christ did not really come in the flesh.  Instead, they claimed that a spirit called "the Christ" came from heaven and possessed the fleshly body of the man called "Jesus." This false doctrine is called "Docetism."….

What does that mean? Here's what they conclude:

…Therefore, they concluded that Jesus Christ was not personally God manifested in the flesh who died for the sins of the world, rather at the crucifixion only the man called "Jesus" died. But the spirit…

They say that a spirit came from heaven

…called, "the Christ,"…

and possessed a man called 'Jesus'! so, when He died on the cross the Christ went back to heaven, but the man Jesus died.

…did not die, rather that spirit left the dead body of "Jesus" and returned to heaven. As a result, they concluded that this "Jesus Christ," did not actually come in the flesh.

To counteract this false doctrine, the apostle John verifies that the One who was God manifested in the flesh, the true Jesus Christ had indeed come in the flesh:

1-John 4:1: "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world."

What does this tell you about false prophets? They have false spirits! They do experience a lot of things spiritually from the 'god of this world' Satan the devil.

Verse 2: By this test you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.

I underlined that for a specific reason, because there's specific Greek participle that is used for that.

Verse 3: "And every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not from God. And this is the spirit of antichrist, which you heard was to come, and even now it is already in the world."

The phrase "has come in the flesh" in the Greek is: "en (in) sarki (flesh) e/lee/lu/tho/ta (has come)—this word is a participle of the verb er/cho/mai is in the specific tense: perfect, active, participle, accusative, indicative….

Meaning that this applies to Jesus only!

  • Did He have flesh? Yes, He did!
  • Did He die? Yes, He did!
  • When He died, what happened to the flesh? It didn't corrupt, but when He was resurrected it was transformed from flesh to spirit!

Some try to take this participle and make it mean that Christ is still coming in the flesh, but that's not found here.

…the true Jesus Christ, the Son of God the Father, came in the flesh—His own human flesh. When His earthly ministry as a man was completed and ended, He died on the cross. Jesus' last words were "It is finished"…

In Jesus' final prayer, He said, 'I have finished the work that You gave Me to do' (John 17). That was the work of raising up the apostles and doing all the things to prove that He was the Messiah. That was finished!

It's not like the Protestants say, 'Finished the work, all done from the foundation of the world and there's nothing more you can do.' That's not true whatsoever!Then He said, because the crucifixion was another work that Jesus had to do. His last words were, "It is finished!" What happened? His spirit returned to God! That's what it says.

…Jesus' last words were "'It is finished' and bowing His head, He yielded up His spirit" (John 19:30). This was His own final past completed action….

As the participle I mentioned above describes; past completed action!

As John writes in I John 4:1-2, the participle e/lee/lu/tho/ta does not allow for an extended on-going present tense continuous meaning that Jesus Christ Himself is still coming in the flesh as a person. This participle applies only to Jesus Christ and His life in the flesh.  However, the "Perfect" tense can also mean that the effect of Jesus' past completed action continues to reach forth into the on-going present. That is because of the salvational effect of His life, death and resurrection as the sacrifice for the sin of the world—past, present and future….

On the other hand, John does specifically write that "Jesus Christ is coming in the flesh"—present tense, but not His own flesh, because He no longer has any human flesh. However, He does come spiritually into the flesh of true believers—that is into their hearts and minds down through time. Where do we find that?

I'll have to admit that what we're going to cover now is correcting a mistake in my translation in the Faithful Version because I have in the Faithful Version in 2-John 7 "…has come…"

2-John 7: "…Jesus Christ has come in the flesh…."

Upon further examination this is one of the few errors that we had the Faithful Version that I didn't know about until the question came up, and in doing a more detailed research into finding the answer.

It should read: "…Jesus Christ is coming in the flesh…."

The True Jesus Christ Does Spiritually Come in the Flesh

How does He do that?

After Jesus Christ was resurrected, He instructed the apostles and brethren for 40 days, then He ascended back to heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father.  Then on the Day of Pentecost 30 AD, Jesus began to carry out God the Father's Spiritual Plan of salvation of the firstfruits for the Kingdom of God—the spiritual conversion of men and women.

This is the help us understand how special it is for us to have the Spirit of God and how great that that is for us to really continually grow in grace and knowledge and understanding.

To accomplish this work it requires that upon repentance and baptism, men and women believers would receive the Holy Spirit of God….

Wasn't given except to the Prophets, some of the kings, some of the priests, and the patriarchs.

…Jesus revealed about the Holy Spirit to His apostles at His last Passover, hours before He was arrested:

We've covered John 14 before, but this also tells us an awful lot. This is the whole 'kit and caboodle'!

John 14:15: "If you love Me, keep the commandments—namely, My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that it may be with you throughout the age" (vs 15-16).

That's continuing on beyond the lives of the apostles on down to our age, on down through every generation of the Churches of God, wherever they are.

Verse 17: "Even the Spirit of the Truth…"

Understand that no lie come from the Truth! Truth agrees with Truth! Lies can come from reading some Scriptures, but misapplying them and saying that it has a meaning that it does not have.

"…which the world cannot receive because it perceives it not, nor knows it, but you know it because it dwells with you, and shall be within you" (v 17).

It is with you! This is how God begins to call. He sends the Spirit of Christ to be with you. If you answer the call and progress to repentance and baptism, then the Spirit will be within you! Think about how great that is; within you! Now your mind and heart, everything, is focused on what God wants.

Verse 20: "In that day, you shall know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you."

How is He in you? We will see that it's by the Spirit of God! John does write of it directly, present tense coming to those who are repentant.

Verse 21: "The one who has My commandments and is keeping them, that is the one who loves Me, and the one who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him."

It is a spiritual manifestation! Not something you can see, not a vision, but a manifestation of the Spirit of God that is leading you to repentance! Something happens in your mind even before your baptism that changes your mind that you're coming to God. What is that that impels to the point that you want to be baptized? The Spirit of God! God is leading you!

Verse 21: "The one who has My commandments and is keeping them, that is the one who loves Me; and the one who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him."

How does that happen? Through the Word of God! Then He was asked, 'How is it going to happen?' (v 22). In other words, he understood the world isn't going to see it. So, if the world doesn't see it, how is it going to happen? Today, if we could resurrect one of those persons from back then and show them a smart phone… Everyone here has a smart phone.

  • How does it work? By microwaves that your phone picks up!
  • Do you see the microwaves? No!
  • Do you hear the microwaves? No!
  • Do they exist? Yes, they do!
  • Do they work on anything other than smart phones? Only if they're keyed into another device separate from the smart phone!

We have that today called, 'the cloud,' which is not up in heaven or in the clouds; it's in somebody's server. Jonathan does a lot of work online with his architectural business. He's got everything he's ever done saved in 'a cloud.' He can go back and look them up.

Same way with the Holy Spirit of God! The Holy Spirit of God leads you to repentance and baptism, and then after baptism you receive the Holy Spirit of God within you, from God; directly from the Father. Think about that and how important that is.

Verse 23: "Jesus answered and said to him, 'If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will love him…'"

Rarely have I ever heard a Protestant minister say that 'we're to love the Father in return. But Jesus told us how to do it: with all our heart, mind, soul and being!

"…and We…"

We have gone over this a number of times, but this is central to what God is doing! Who is "We"? God the Father and Jesus Christ!

We will come to him and make Our abode with him" (v 23).

Jesus makes it very clear that through the Spirit of the Truth—the Holy Spirit—God the Father and Jesus Christ would make their "abode" or dwelling place within converted true believers, who love Jesus Christ and God the Father and keep their words.

Verse 26: "But when the Comforter comes, even the Holy Spirit, which the Father will send in My name…"

God the Father is One Who does the sending of the Spirit. When individuals are baptized and raised out of the watery grave and the elder lays hands on them and prays for the Holy Spirit, God the Father is One Who sends it! Let that sink in! The Great Sovereign of the whole universe does this for every one of us!

Especially with all the troubles we're seeing coming upon here in America, and in the world, we need to understand that as never before:

  • so that we do not get weak
  • so that we remain strong

The troubles are going to come! If we are not strong and are building that strength now, and maintaining that, we may fall!

"…that One shall teach you all things, and shall bring to your remembrance everything that I have told you" (v 26).

I could get into a little more of that in another message how the Bible was brought together. But you have in the front part of the Faithful Version how we came to have the Bible; you can read it there.

This also reveals that there are two aspects of the Holy Spirit: 1) The Spirit of the Father, and 2) The Spirit of Christ….

Two in one! It said We will make Our abode with you!

…The Apostle Paul confirms this in the book of Romans, Chapter Eight:

With all of this that we're going through, what do we find? The Bible, the Truth of God, one part of the Bible agrees with the other part of the Bible! No contradictions! It is written by the Spirit of Truth, inspired by the Spirit of God.

Romans 8:9: "However, you are not in the flesh, but… [you are] …in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God… [the Father] …is indeed dwelling within you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him."

This again shows two aspects to the Holy Spirit of God; from the Father and from Christ.

Verse 10: "But if Christ be within you, the body is indeed dead because of sin; however, the Spirit is life because of righteousness."

What does that mean? Once you have the Spirit of God, when you sin God's Spirit will alert you to that through what we call the conscience! God does this so you can repent. That's what God is always interested in, repentance!

Verse 11: "Now, if the Spirit of Him…[God the Father] …Who raised Jesus from the dead is dwelling within you, He Who raised Christ from the dead will also quicken your mortal bodies because of His Spirit that dwells within you."

That's quite a thing! This is why it's so important with all the false things going on, and who can trust anything? You need to know this!

Notice what Paul writes to the Colossians about "Christ in you":

To the world, they don't know this! They have no understanding of it!

Colossians 1:26: "Even the mystery that has been hidden from ages and from generations, but has now been revealed to His saints."

Think about how great that is, that you understand it and have that revelation given to you!

Verse 27: "To whom God did will to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory; Whom we preach, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus" (vs 27-28).

We are being perfected!

Galatians 4:19: "My little children, for whom I am again laboring in pain until Christ has been formed in you."

This is the spiritual work that is going on in every one of us as Christians! This is why when we sin we're to repent. That's why we have the daily model prayer on what to do when we sin. God will forgive. Let's read what John wrote:

1-John 4:4: "You are of God, little children…

We belong to God! Have you ever sat down and told yourself that God is your Father and He loves you, and you belong to Him. That's quite a thing to contemplate!

"…and have overcome them…

the false prophets and false spirits

"…because greater is He Who is in you than the one who is in the world. They are of the world; because of this, they speak of the world, and the world listens to them. We are of God; the one who knows God listens to us; the one who is not of God does not listen to us. By this means we know the Spirit of the Truth and the spirit of the deception" (vs 4-6).

We can discern that! You can watch things on the news and you can see how they're lying hypocrites through their teeth. You can watch some of these preachers preach and you know that one of the most recognized in the world today is a rabbi called Jonathan Cahn. He knows a lot of things, but he comes up to t a certain point and then he goes off the rails.

Where Does The Apostle John Clearly Write that Jesus Christ is indeed coming in the Flesh?

As we have seen, what John writes in I John 4:3-4 that "Jesus Christ has come in the flesh" applies only Jesus Christ Himself when He was God manifest in the flesh. The Greek participle e/lee/lu/tho/ta is a past, perfect, participle referring only to the completed fleshly existence of Jesus Christ—God manifested in the flesh. It cannot be construed to mean that Christ has been continually "coming [spiritually] in the flesh" of true believers down through time.

However, and this is what the correction is:

On the other hand, John does specifically write that very expression in 2-John 7…

In the Faithful Version I do not have it correct there. I have it "…has come…" but it should read "…is coming…" I'll explain to you why.

"Because many deceivers have entered into the world; those who do not confess that Jesus Christ is coming…"

er/cho/me/non—present, middle, participle…

That means it's happening now and continues to happen! Middle means that it's from Christ and back to Him and God the Father. Middle is an exceptional participle or verb in the Greek, because the subject—Christ—is also the object of what the action is.

going out toward
…singular, masculine

"…in the flesh of true believers…"

I've changed the translation, which will be up online at to read:

2-John 7: "Because many deceivers have entered into the world; those who do not confess that Jesus Christ is coming in the flesh of true believers…."

Not into everyone else; they receive the spirit of man! We have the spirit of man and we receive the Spirit of God!  

This clearly means that through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ is presently continuing to come into the flesh of true believers—that is into their minds and hearts—who have repented of their sins; have been baptized; have had hands laid on them and have received the Holy Spirit.

Finally, John 14:23 reveals, there are two parts of the Holy Spirit: 1) The Spirit of God the Father the seed of begettal to become a son or daughter of God. 2) The Spirit of Jesus Christ to develop the mind of Christ.

Conclusion: Jesus Christ is coming in the flesh of those have the Spirit of God!

This is what happens when someone brings up a question, and you have to study it out. Whenever anyone has a question, I go look it up, if I don't know it, and study through it to find out what the truth is. This is how I came to understand this, by answering the question of 1-John 4:2-3.

Christ is coming in the flesh of the those who repent and have been baptized, had hands laid on them to receive the Holy Spirit! That's the perfection of the Word of God!

Scriptural References:

  • Deuteronomy 28:43-51
  • Ezekiel 22:17-30
  • 1 Corinthians 2:7
  • 1 Timothy 1:9
  • 1 Corinthians 2:8-9
  • John 14:2-3
  • 1 Corinthians 2:9-11
  • John 1:9
  • 1 Corinthians 2:11-12
  • John 1:1, 14
  • Luke 1:34-35
  • Philippians 2:6-8
  • John 8:23-29
  • John 6:38-39
  • 1 Timothy 3:16
  • 1 John 4:1-3
  • John 19:30
  • 2 John7
  • 2 John 7
  • John 14:15-17, 20-21, 23, 26
  • Romans 8:9-11
  • Colossians 1:26-17
  • Galatians 4:19
  • 1 John 4: 4-6
  • 2 John 7

Scriptures referenced, not quoted:

  • Leviticus 26
  • Exodus 3
  • Isaiah 50
  • John 17
  • John 14:22

Also referenced: Books:

  • God's Plan For Mankind Revealed by His Sabbath and Holy Days by Fred R. Coulter
  • America and Britain in Prophecy: Two Nations That Changed the World by Philip Neal
  • From a Speck of Dust to a Son of God: Why Were You Born by Fred R. Coulter
  • The Christian Passover by Fred R. Coulter
  • A Harmony of the Gospels by Fred R. Coulter

Transcribed: 8/12/21

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