THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL
By Dr. Wesley A. Swift - 5-7-61
We are turning this afternoon to re-evaluate what is meant by the Everlasting Gospel. If you will turn to the book of Revelation, you will find that this is the only time this has been used as such and this is in the 6th verse of the 14th chapter of the book of Revelation, when John said, ‘I saw the Angel flying in the midst of the heavens having the Everlasting Gospel to preach to them that dwell on earth, to every nation and kindred and tongue and people.’
Now, we know what the Gospel means. We know that it is ‘glad tidings of great joy.’ We know that the word ‘gospel’ is not a message of fear, but a message of Light and Truth. We know that the Everlasting Gospel is a Gospel that is a continuous Gospel and it runs from generation to generation. We know that it is a gospel of Divine intent and a Divine purpose. And we have it continued into another passage which is also Everlasting. I would have you go back into the book of Genesis. And in the 17th chapter of Genesis, we read these words:--’As God speaks to Abraham, He says, ‘I will call you no more Abram, but your name shall be Abraham ‘father of many nations have I made thee.’ I shall make nations of thee and kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish MY Covenant between thee and ME, and thy seed after thee in their generations, for an Everlasting Covenant, that I will be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.’
There are no conditions on this. It is an unconditional Covenant, an Everlasting Covenant, and an indestructible Covenant. And a Covenant which is made with your race. This is a covenant made with the House of God in the earth and with the seed of Abraham.
Now, I want you to remember that this is an important declaration, because of all the people in the earth in which this is made as a personal declaration. It is made to the purest racial line of the Adamic seed. It was selected and chosen. And then selected and chosen from Isaac to Jacob. Even selected their wives and children. For this generation of posterity was to be selected and passed thru to the generations of your time. I think it most interesting that when God reiterates that this is a lasting Covenant, that it is an Everlasting agreement that He will be a God unto this particular seed of people and to their seed after them. And He wanted to make this clear and He wanted it to be declared. It does not say if you do this, or if you obey, or if you keep this, or if you don’t I will take it away. This is an Everlasting Covenant.
I happened to be listening, this morning, to the radio and to one of those broadcasts that you hear especially on Sunday morning, and some earnest and devout minister was very wrong in what he was declaring. And he had decided to lay down the whole background or what theology consisted of. And he spoke for his denomination. And he spoke for those worthy of it. And he spoke of a place where he told everybody, they had better go to. The music was playing a very beautiful background and he was trying to talk like Paul Harvey. He probably was impressed by Paul Harvey, for he does say some very fine things. Anyway, the man said, ‘There is only one gospel and you might as well admit that for upon that depends your Eternal destiny. Whether you spend it in heaven or in hell, whether you spend it in permanent or in excruciating torture, depends on whether you accept this gospel.’ He said, ‘This gospel is just this simple. God made the earth and He put a man on it and named him Adam. And then gave him a wife and everyone on the earth came from him. Adam ate an apple, sinned and was going to hell except for the salvation of God. And everyone of us descended from him are all doomed. Unless we follow the following blueprint, we are doomed.’ He said, ‘The Bible teaches that there is a heaven or a hell and you can go to either one you wish, but you cannot come back.’ And he went on to say that here on, the Bible runs down all the people who did not believe God and one people that did, and they were called Jews. Then he said these Jews disobeyed God after He gave them Covenants and promises and unless they accept Christ, they are going to hell too. He said the world is then divided up into Jews and Gentiles. If you came from Abraham, you are a Jew and if you didn’t, then you are a Gentile.
So Christ came and he died on the Cross just like He said He was going to do. And it wouldn’t make any difference whether you are a Jew or a Gentile, just so your say, ‘I believe in Jesus Christ, and if you don’t, you are going to hell---and that is the sum total of the gospel..---With one exception---we are now in a world mixed up in Gentile power and tribulation is coming. And before that, comes Christ is coming and He is going to take everyone who is a Christian out of the world. And everyone who has not accepted, and said the words, is going to stay here. And if they fight the Anti-Christ, they get a second chance. If they don’t, they are going to hell too.’
He did this all in the Paul Harvey tone of broadcast. If I had not heard him start I would not have known who was talking. Then he ended up with the fact that the fact that the dead would be raised and the righteous would behold the earth. That there would be judgements, and then the evil would be raised and they would get their time of judgements. And from then on, everything else would be divided up into two categories. And you would not have to worry about heaven or space, for there was no one out there except God and His Angels. And on earth, nobody else out there anywhere. Except for such profound vision the church must be bowing the knee and for this was the gospel.
But that wasn’t Gospel. That wasn’t even ‘good news.’ I wish he knew what the Gospel consisted of. That it is out of the Eternal God for He has been making things which fill all their capacities to remember and before that because He had no beginning. His creations did not have a point before His creations existed.
Now, God makes new things. But there is no period of time when God Almighty has not been creating. There has been no period of time when in the vastness of God’s creation, when His plans and His purposes reaching back into the eons of yesterday, did not show the nature of God because God cannot separate His nature, His purposes and His thinking and His very existence from the things that He makes because, He is bound to demonstrate that He is the Eternal God. And if you think for one moment, that this was the Everlasting Gospel, well that is what I can accept as being taught by a great number of churches. You know that the Methodist teach it, and the Baptist teach it and the Presbyterians teach it in certain forms, this same message. The fact remains that there were a certain number of things that were true, but that is not an Everlasting Gospel.
The Everlasting Gospel is the Gospel that is to be preached to the earth. And it is a Gospel of finality on the part of God, to be preached in every generation and to be activated. And the message is to be sent until the whole earth is blessed by this commission, from the Most High and Eternal God. Yes, it is true, that Adam was placed in the earth. But all the people did not come from Adam. No Bible student who knows about what it says in the scripture, and knows about men and of people, believes that everyone came from Adam. In fact, we know from the artifacts and the signs produced in the last few years, proving that there were races anti-dating Adam by many thousands of years. And we are also aware the biological law has been completely invalidated and the teaching of God, that ‘Kind begats like kind’ and been cast aside.
Now you do not have to believe that to be a Christian you do not have to believe that everyone came from Adam. You do not have to believe a lie. You can be a Christian and not believe much of anything, but just believe Jesus. We have more Christians who are ignorant of it that know or understand their heritage. Do you know that the happiest people on the face of the earth would be the people of Christianity. And you or all people would understand it the most. But you would have no understanding by present comparison what the Light and Glory on the face of the children of God would be like if they had what was promised from their Father. There would be no more fear or griping about what men are passing thru. For the Apostle Paul said that none of this tribulation you are passing thru could be compared to that Light and Glory which will be on us throughout the world. Everytime I hear someone complain about what they have to go thru, I realize that their prospective is very small and their horizons have been certainly limited.
What God has in store and what God has planned, is very great. And there are races and there are people and they do not have the same origin. And they are on different levels. And they are people who rebelled and have been under judgement ever since the days when Lucifer captured their minds as well as the fallen angelic hosts. There are people who thru the process of mongrelization of races and violations of Divine law, even beings and species, are just as much a mutation as tho you would go out and cross God’s very creation.
I want you to know that the violation of the species which God has created, or the mongrelization of the household which was begotten of God is a violation of Divine Law. And violation of a Divine Law is a transgression or the little word sin.
Now, never become Semantic afraid. We have today in our battle against error people who are Semantic depraved. And because in various teachings, religious leaders have tried to face the problem before them and thought that by the elimination in their thinking of certain situations that they have eliminated those situations. This is one of the things that Mother Baker Eddy did in Christian Science. She said she wanted to eliminate death and everything she did not like. And she said there is no such a thing as sin, sickness, and death. It is an illusion of the mind. This is not an attack upon the facts that this woman produced. But clearly the trying to eliminate from your mind the existence of something does not change the fact that it is still there. I want you to know that just as long as people are buying lots in cemeteries. And doctors and chiropractors and other phases of healing ministry are being visited by men. Then there is some concept that they have of death. And just as long as we have to have police departments and people are not doing what is right, and laws are violated, even tho you shut your eyes and say, ‘for me it does not exist,’ still we have sin, sickness, and death. Therefore these are basic problems which existed on the earth before your race was ever placed here.
But in the program of the Everlasting Gospel, the program of God was sent into the earth to grow and empower in strength until you are sons of god, the committing power will deliver the earth from these situations. Did you know that this Everlasting Gospel under God’s power is to eliminate this--sin, sickness, and death from the entire earth and from every race and group upon it.
Now, in the first place, I am going to say that the Bible does not teach that everybody is going either to heaven or hell. Someone said, ‘But one is for the righteous and one is for the wicked.’ We have concocted a strange group of elements in our theology, which has come out of the background of all kinds of Priestcraft on the face of the earth. Do not think for a moment when we talk about theology, that all Priestcraft is theology. For theology is the science of God and it comes from the absolute knowledge which you were to KNOW--not to think---but to know. And science is an absolute body of correlated facts, not theory or apostasy. And when we deal with all the rudiments of Priestcraft, who do not necessarily have a correlation of truth just because it is called religion, nor is it necessarily a correlation of truth because you can read it out of the Bible.
Now, that will shock someone else. But we have things in this Bible that have been translated into it. But my God is bigger than the paper and ink and translation, and you cannot pour my God into a mold like that. As we have mentioned, we were talking awhile ago that it is not essential that you understand every word in this Book. Every place you find the word ‘hell’ in the Old Testament, the word is ‘the grave or Sheol.’ The ‘wages of sin was death’ and that was a terrible conclusion to life---to die. In fact, if God were to fulfill the promise to your forefathers of redemption, then He also would die. That is why the 16th Psalm said that there was no fear in the heart of David for he knew that it was taught in the Zohar that in the Netherworld, there was a holding place for his spirit, a place until redemption. And he said, ‘Thou will not leave my soul in Hell, neither shalt thy suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.’ And the word he used here was not ‘hell’, but the grave. And he said, ‘I am not worried about you leaving me in the grave, and I am not worried about you leaving the Messiah in the grave, because You cannot leave His body there long enough to see corruption, for the spirit tells me this.
The Psalmist said altho his inner consciousness went into the inner earth, and was bound there in the powers of Lucifers control, still the Messiah was going to come and storm those everlasting gates and the King of Glory was going to come in. And His Light and Glory would shine in the Netherworld and HE would bring him (David) up out of it. And HE did just that.
When the Apostle Paul was writing about these things, he said this would happen and Christ brought His many sons unto Glory. There was no question in his mind as to this event. When we mention this, then we again tell you a significant thing about heaven if you remove hell, that you cannot have one without the other, then I want to tell you this. You can have God without the devil. How do I know? Because the day is going to come when the devil will not be a devil anymore and the Archangel Lucifer will be back in the presence of God and we will have God and Lucifer the Archangel and no devil. We had a Universe once with God and no devil. And we are going to have it again with God and no devil. We are going to have a Universe with heaven and no hell, also. Someone said, ‘But that is heresy.’ But no,--that is only heresy from Priestcraft. Because the Apostle Paul then said, ‘After this thing called heresy, so worship I God.’ And he wrote most all of the Epistles which are found in the New Testament.
Someone said, ‘You will never get anyone to behave themselves if you take away Hell. But you have never gotten anyone to behave themselves since you have had it because they have been trying to scare Hell out of people ever since they started preaching the Gospel. And the world lives like the devil anyhow. There is only one thing that makes people behave. There is only one thing which makes people God-like. And there is only one factor that contributes to the building of God’s Kingdom, and that is the Glorious force of God’s own nature. It is as only the Shekinah Glory of God’s Holy Spirit which transforms or makes anything like unto God. No one ever became God-like because they were afraid. But they might become more devilish because they were afraid. No one shall ever climb higher than his concept of Deity. And men generally live like their concept of God, all over the world. That is why cannibals act like they do. That is the kind of a devouring god that they serve, the kind of devils who rule the jungles and the deep waters, who watch their children offered to the crocodiles and tells them to eat human flesh. Of course, there is a vast difference between the superstitions which still exist in Christendom and the doctrines and errors of the cannibals. But that shows you the difference in people as well. But do not for one moment think that this is not a great race even with these superstitions, and that this is not the Everlasting Gospel. But people will have to be eliminated and will be one of these days. But the people who know truth, they suddenly have and possess freedom. They walk with Lightness. They walk no longer with fear.
There is a vast difference in the Everlasting Gospel. And these Gospels, we are told, that are the very words of God Himself. Because the Everlasting Gospel shows a people with a responsibility which He gave them when He put them in the earth to do His Will. And they work toward the Kingdom and they try to apply themselves to make the world a better place. And the other people who have this fear complex, and this Gospel, which we heard over the radio this morning, are just waiting to get out of here. Someone said, ‘But they try to get people to be good so that they can leave.’ But God took the best that He had and sent it down here to make this better. Yes, there is an Everlasting Gospel, and in the content of it there are a number of things that we must remember. God sent your race down, and promised He was going to build His Kingdom with them. And He promised also, that He would pay the price for all transgression and error---legally. That He was going to reverse this process called death. Anything which gets out of adjustment with how they are put together is eventually dying whether it knows it or not. Death is a violation of the principals of biological law and of chemical and the spirit which sustains life is one of the great secrets of Life itself. Any medical doctor can tell you that. Take out of people that will to live and that strange spark of material force which keeps them alive, then no doctor can keep them alive. This is more than something organic, it is a great life force.
One of the things the scripture promises us is the one of the last enemies that Christ is going to do is to subdue death. And He is not only going to subdue death for you, the sons and daughters of God, but He is going to subdue it for every man. And there will be no more death when this is over, no more tears, no more sickness, no more death. Someone said, ‘But that is only up in heaven.’ No, that is right here on this earth.’
I would like to call to your attention that God’s purpose reaches out to everybody even beyond the instrument of His Kingdom by which He is going to do a lot of things. To the children of God’s Kingdom, to the race of which you are a part, the race which is Israel, the household of His Covenant, in this earth, to His people and to the nations that were to come---not only would He be a God unto them, but they as His children, could call on Him for God acts, for intervention, for power, for miracle, until in such an hour in their own consciousness, they could command in the word of God that Light would go out of them.
I listened to---as I have often done---to this discussion as to only those who were members of the church were considered a Christians and everybody else was the world. But the World Order is the sum total of all those whose origin do not begin in Heaven. Everyone of the Adamic race were the children of God, begotten of God’s spirit, were begotten in the heavens before they were born of the water, the breaking of the water.
I want you to know that God’s plan of Salvation does not just reach out to those who believe HIM. They also reach out to those who don’t believe HIM, but someday will. I listen to this condemnation consigning these people to hell, but Jesus did not condemn the world. Let me show you something. In the 12th chapter of John, in this gospel according to St. John, then Jesus said:--”I am a light unto the world. That whosoever believeth in me should not abide in darkness. Now if any man hear My words and believe not---(now hear this)---‘if any man hear My words and believe not, I judge him not. I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” Do you think that God Almighty came down here not to judge the world that He failed? Do you think that Christ counted His atonement as a failure? Do you think that just because a lot of people have been living in a vacuum, brainwashed by world propaganda, isolated by situations and have not as yet come to the knowledge of the truth, that God has failed?
Actually, there are people in the world round about who do not have any capacity to understand the words that Jesus spoke. Look at the Jews who were standing round about Him. Do you think they could understand the Gospel? You say, ‘oh, yes, I do.’ But I don’t. To them Jesus said:--”You cannot‘ hear My words because you cannot understand My speech. You have no spiritual capacity, or wave length in your background to understand what I am saying. Thus you cannot understand what I say because you can’t hear what I say. Oh, you may think that you hear those words, but you have no capacity to set those words up in your thinking.” And HE said:--”Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. You think like him and you can’t like the children of the Kingdom.”
Now, there is not doubt that Jesus identified them because of their destiny and for what they were doing. There were people of the World Order from pagan nations from Asia and from Africa. They were under the control of witch doctors and devils, and under control of Ecclesiastical hierarchies of superstition. And some will say that Jesus just came down and condemned that. The whole world is condemned under error and condemned violations of principles that bring it death. But Jesus did not say that He came to condemn the world. He said:--”I came to save the world.”
Now someone says, ‘You mean there is salvation for the entire world?’ Yes, there is salvation for the world from one end to the other. For not only shall all flesh be saved, but as I have read unto you in the book of Isaiah, it says:--”Look unto Me all ye from the ends of the earth and be saved.” ‘I am God and I am going to do this.’ “For unto Me every knee is going to bow and every tongue is going to proclaim.”
I met a clergyman who said, ‘I would like to believe that.’ I asked him, ‘Why would you like to believe that? And he replied, ‘Well, it would be such ‘good news.’ And I said, ‘You would just like to believe that God was that good, is that what you are trying to tell me?’ He said, ‘Well, I don’t know who to frame it, but I would like to believe that. But I know that there are a lot of people who are dead and they went to hell, so they don’t have a chance.’ (You see, he is still in that groove.) He said, ‘Every knee is not going to bow, because they are already gone.’ So I said, ‘I have some good news for you. For where their spirit resides, they have consciousness and I am going to show you what the scripture says.’ Over here in the content of God’s Covenant, (over here in the second chapter of Philippians)--let us incorporate these verses in our thinking. (10th verse, chapter 2)---“At the name of YAHSHUA-YAHWEH, every knee shall bow of things in heaven, of things in earth, and things under the earth (or in the Netherworld).”
Now, where else do you know to go? So I said, ‘You don’t have to worry about whether that fellow is going to get a chance after he is dead, where could the consciousness of that man go that the Father (Creator) could not find him? He said that everyone in those dimensions including your theological ‘hell’ is going to get down, and praise the LORD and get happy about it.’ He said, ‘That beats what I am preaching.’ And I said, ‘Well, if that is what you are preaching, then it isn’t much.’
For when you start preaching the Grace of God and the fear of God, you are going to see the results of it, instead of some imaginary Priestcraft you will see the results of it. There is nothing greater than the Grace of our Father, His righteousness, His Glory, His majesty. There is no greater glory that radiated form the countenance of any individual than came forth off of the face of Jesus. So great was that---that the Apostle Paul and others looked back upon it and waited. Waited to see that same Glory formed on them that they saw on His face. And they knew that was coming to them. Do you know that to each and everyone of you, will come this same effulgence, the same light, the same abilities and powers that were carried by Christ? That you have the elements of it with you waiting for the development of it at the climax of this age thru which you are passing? That is your destiny.
Now, listen. Therefore I read the words, and here in Philippians it says, every knee in the heavens, on earth, and down under the earth,--everyone of them, is going to bow. That is why we say that this is a Gospel that reaches out to all people. Do you know why all the earth is blessed like you of Israel? Because no one else has a Gospel like this. You go out and look at the religions of the world and what have they got? Oh, all of them have something to torture you with, if they don’t get what they want. All of them have Utopias or banners of some kind in the presence of their many deities and idols. They all have an exclusive society and everything outside of that order is left out. But you are the people who your enemies, afraid of the power of your Gospel, say are the ‘hate mongers.’ Whereas you have a Gospel that brings hope and light to everyone. Even the powers that you fight today. Knowing that you must do this today to bring law and order into the reality, you are not saded, you do not want to torture anybody. You just want to smash their evil. You just want law and order to come in. If you have to force this, if that is the crucible, you will do it. But listen. If you think they slipped up over here in Philippians in the second chapter, when they said ‘every knee’ and where they said where this would occur, all you have to do is turn over to the book of Revelation and it says, ‘I heard all of them singing with a loud voice.’ And it says, YAHSHUA is to receive the power, the riches, and the strength, the honor, the glory and the blessing for EVERY CREATURE THAT IS IN THE HEAVENS, AND IN THE EARTH AND DOWN UNDER THE EARTH, AND SUCH AS ARE IN THE SEA, ALL OF THEM in those places, heard the voices singing, ‘BLESSINGS AND GLORY AND POWER, BE IT TO HIM WHO SITS ON THE THRONE FOREVER AND FOREVER.’
Now, turn over here to the 21st chapter of Revelation, and in this 5th verse, ‘I BEHELD YAHWEH WHO SAT UPON THE THRONE, and He is the one that you know as Jesus the Christ,--or the man Christ Jesus--, one and the same, and it says that He sits upon the throne and the words that come out of the very fullness of His Divine nature, we read:--“Behold, I make all things new.” No wonder they are singing His praises. ‘Behold I make all things new.’ He did not say, just some things, He said ALL things new. “I bring My reward with Me to give every man as his work shall be.” Not as it has been, but as it shall be. This is the Grace of God. You say, ‘what shall that be?’ Well, it will be what God has purposed it to be because that is His reward for what he has been doing.
We turn within the structure of these words again and think about this mystery that has been hidden in the ages past and is now being revealed in His offspring---His Saints---as we are told in the first chapter of Colossians, in the 26th verse. “To whom God made known what is the riches of His Glory, this mighty and majestic mystery among the nations, it is the Christ in you that is the Hope of Glory.’ And it tells us that there is not one principality or power that He will not make an open show of and triumph over. And once He has triumphed over it and subdued it, He is going to make it reconciled unto Himself. He is going to make it acknowledge and put it in orbit in Him. That is what is takes to be God. Anything less, would not be God, just some kind of theology someone made up which, my friends, is not good enough. It has to be ultimate, absolute, and perfect. If you did not have a God like that, you could not be sure He would keep His word and follow the path of His prophecy.
I want you to turn to the book of Timothy. For we discover here, that in the sight of YAHWEH, our Savior, that He is going to have all men to be saved and come unto the knowledge of the truth. You say, ‘But it doesn’t say that in my Bible.’ Well, then you better go home and read it. For He will have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of all truth. And now they say, ‘But all men will not come.’ Let me tell you something. God will get His way, or He will keep pushing the hornets out and see that they move, or He will pour out the situations around them until eventually they will do exactly what He wants. We used to sing a song, ‘God will not make men go against their will, He will just make them willing to go.’
Let me tell you something. ‘Who hath resisted His will?’ He can pour in spiritual awareness until everything will bring in the transition that He desires. Thus we read in this 4th chapter of 1st Timothy:--‘Therefore, we labor and we suffer reproach for we fought with the Living God who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.’ Hold that scripture up to your theology and see if that is the scripture which you were taught. He is not only the Savior of all men, but especially of all men who believe. But He is going to save people that don’t even believe. Then the whole fundamental principal of theology that throws men into perdition, is because they did not walk down and say a few lines.
You say, ‘Do you think that every man is going to be saved even tho they do not believe?’ Well, I don’t think any man knows what salvation is until he believes. Because he now believes on the power that will change the world, the power that transforms men, the power that makes new life, and makes new creatures out of the world order round about. God does not have to change your spirit one bit, that was begotten of Him and is one of His offspring in the beginning. The only thing He has to do is restore you. He does not have to make you all new. He just has to restore you again. That is why to the Christian, it is the restoration, the renewing of the mind. The transformation of the individual is a restoration, a redoing, a regeneration. When men are regenerated, they are recharged with the Life of God. But when you deal with the world order which was created, you have to make new creatures out of them. But then as far as the patterns of behavior is concerned, then God Almighty said, ‘I am going to make all things new.’
We turn then in the realm of thinking to what is the program. As we talked to you last week, we told you that in Matthew as well as in the book of Luke, we told you where John the Baptist talks about the approaching Christ. Where he says the latches on His shoes, I am not worthy to unloose. But He as He approaches, will baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire---which is the word for Shekinah, light and Glory. We told you that if you went to the Strongs Concordance, and went down in the middle of the page, and you looked up the word fire, used in Revelation, for the lake of fire, you will discover that all of the wicked and all of the world order which have as yet not conformed to Divine Order, will be raised in a second resurrection and will be thrown into a kind of Shekinah glory of God. And it will work a purifying factor upon them, until they will be ready to bow the knee and recognize HIM as GOD.
Oh, you say, ‘But the scripture says, ‘lake of fire.’ Well, then if it does the thing you are going to be baptized with is the ‘lake of fire.’ Because the scripture makes it very clear and so does the Concordance, that some translator tried to put a little Roman Priestcraft in here. If you don’t think that things will be changed with His Light and His Glory, let me tell you that when you move into the new order, in the administrating orders of God’s Kingdom, it tells you that the very light and glory will move off of the people who are the children of God’s Kingdom. It tells us about the fact that this Glory of God will be so bright that we will not need the light of the sun or the moon in the cities of God’s Kingdom. For the Glory of God shall light it.
Someone said, ‘But that will not be a torment.’ Let me tell you that there is nothing which will torment evil like the Glory of God. There is nothing that will eliminate from America all these rascals we would like to see go, like suddenly seeing the Divine Glory, from the face of Christ, and His words on your lips. The greatest exodus that ever went out of this nation would take place when the children of God in this nation all start to praise the name of God in this nation--together. Do you know what would happen? The people who hate your faith and your God, the scripture tells us that even now, they would hike in the rocks, in the mountains and in the caves and cry for the rocks to hide them, and do this just from His presence as He approached. That is just how different the concepts of their minds and of their evil are compared to His Righteousness.
I just want you to think for a moment. For I can tell you a little bit about what the world is going to be like in this period maybe only a decade away. I turn to the book of Isaiah where God talks about you and it says:--’And the LORD shall create upon every dwelling place, upon Mount Zion, and upon all her assembly, a Shekinah Cloud. And this shall be like an illumination, an effulgent light by day, and it shall be like an effulgent fire by night. And it shall be upon all as a radiant glory, and it shall be as a defense against everything.’
Someone said, ‘what we have to do is to find a way to inoculate everyone against this germ warfare which is just ahead.’ Let me tell you something. Here is a little notice from God.--’I can put My Shekinah Glory over your houses. I can strengthen its reaction, I can cause it to shine forth from you and this will destroy every disease germ. It will be your defense, for nothing can get thru it.’ He said, ‘This will be My deliverance upon every dwelling. And I will create upon every dwelling place and upon every assembly, this cloud of Glory which hovers over. Every house will have it.’ Just think of that. You can go down the street and know who is who then. You can go down the street than and know who is in that house and who is not, for there will be a light over the house of God, over the dwelling place of God’s children. Someone said, ‘What should we do with the rest of the people?’ Well, we ought to deport the rest.
Now, I am going to go a little further in the book of Isaiah, in the 48th chapter, when God says, ‘In that day the Glory of YAHWEH shall be revealed. And all flesh shall see it together. For the mouth of YAHWEH hath spoken. The Glory of God is going to be revealed that day, and you can comfort one another, and comfort My people saith YAHWEH.’ You can speak comfortably to the real Jerusalem. Not this pagan group down in Palestine. You can tell the people that their iniquity is not only pardoned, but the voice of Him that crieth said, ‘Prepare ye the way of the LORD,’ to make the way straight and the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted. Every mountain and hill shall be lowered. And the crooked shall be made straight. -----The Glory of YAHWEH shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of YAHWEH hath spoken it.
Let us now turn to the 6th chapter of Isaiah:--’Arise and shine, for thy light has come and the Glory of YAHWEH hath risen upon thee. Behold darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people. But YAHWEH shall rise upon thee and shall be seen upon thee. And the pagans shall come to thy light, and the kings shall come to thy lighting, and to the effulgent Glory which shall go forth from you. Lift up thine eyes and see round about how they gather themselves together, and they come to thee.’
I think it is time for us to realize that when God says that it will not be necessary for the sun to be a light for the day, neither for brightness, nor shall the moon give light, for YAHWEH thy God shall be ‘for thee an Everlasting light and thy Glory.’ And going further, it says that ‘My people shall be all righteous and shall inherit the land forever and forever. For this is the branch of My planting and the work of My hands that I may be Glorified.’ I can turn over in passage after passage in Isaiah, and passage and passage in Jeremiah, and I can show you that God intends to make out of you a transforming power, that is going to bring light, and Grace and Hope to the ends of the earth. Then along comes someone and says, ‘But, Dr. Swift, we have Communism threatening the world, we have great troubles threatening God’s people. At the present time we are building weapons and having to prepare for war. What do we do about it?’ It is your job to smash the powers of tyranny and set the world free. That is a part of the work of God’s Kingdom.
A young man came and he said, ‘Dr. Swift, I am a Nazarene, and I am about to be inducted into the army. But I can’t go out and fight and try to kill anybody.’ He said, ‘I am a conscientious objector.’ I said, ‘What church do you go to?’ I thought he was going to tell me that he was a Quaker. He said, ‘I go to the Nazarene church.’ I asked him, ‘Does your pastor teach that?’ And he replied, ‘Yes, he teaches that.’ And then I asked, ‘then you don’t think that you could battle in an army that is battling tyranny and evil and the anti-Christ?’ ‘No’, was the answer, ‘for I would not want to be responsible for the doom of a soul. I would not want to sent a soul to perdition.’ I said, ‘You are not responsible for his soul, and every times you knock a Communist off the fact of the earth, you set some woman and child free. When you help liberate people free from Communism, you have broken one more straw in the yoke of Lucifer.’ He said, ‘I just cannot do that because that was what I was taught.’ I said, ‘The reason why I wanted to know what church you go to is because now they are trying to make the church more righteous than Christ.’ I said, ‘You know with more Glory and more light on the face of Christ, and more hope and more expectancy in a glorious Gospel which Christ teaches, that spiritual powers and spiritual plains, and the strength out of it that comes into earth, nobody knew what was in men’s heads than did God, and Jesus was the embodiment of God. He could look up a tree and see a tax collector which had wrongfully taxed everybody, and He would say ‘come on down and I will have lunch with you.’ And then before lunch was over, he had given all the money back. There was not anyone He did not know, even Nathaniel who sat under a fig tree. He knew everyone of you before you were born here in earth, and He knew you in the spirit when you were begotten, when He put your names down in the Lamb’s Book of Life. He knew all of these things and without any doubt, Jesus knew that the way to handle the evil was to raise a great army and go out here and eliminate it. Because it was not going to be done by a revival. He said He would head the armies of heaven and move against this, and He would thrust in His own cycle with a gracious judgement against them until the blood was up to the horses bits in some places saving the earth from the tyrants.
To this young man I said, ‘Now you go home and go to sleep, for not one of the souls of these individuals who have been suddenly swept from these hoards of destruction, and their bodies, are beyond the ability of God to reach them and subdue them in their proper order. We have talked to about the Elementals, the powers that mold Universes, and I want you to know that all the forces of energy combined are moving upon the earth today. The hoards of Africa and Asia are being moved by evil thoughts. They have millions and millions of people who are not in their armies but still their armies are large and they have the voice of many people. Great numbers of these are going to be swept away in a great cataclysm of destruction because they have sought to destroy God’s Kingdom. And it will be made known for all times that IT CANNOT BE DONE.
When God put you in that physical body, He intended that you in that physical body live with power. He intended for you with your spiritual force to do the work of the Kingdom. He expected you to also to defend that Kingdom and to bind the darkness. We have a great page in history before us. And the Bible tells us what is coming to pass with great speed. We will rise up and will defeat the powers of darkness with Divine assistance. And there will not be any guilt in the consciousness of anyone because they destroyed evil. And we will not have driven anyone beyond the Grace of God. And we will not have destroyed anyone in an everlasting, continuous and eternal doom. And when it is over, and every knee has been brought to bow in earth, the great forces which are at work will start reaching into every avenue of existence. You have that in your nature now. You have already conquered countries and then turned around and bound up their wounds and started to reconstruct and rehabilitate. And you have not put the glory on so people can see it either. For one moment the Glory of you, His people, will outshine the glory of your Father. Probably the most intense message which was ever preached was the message the disciple Peter preached. He did this the very hour after he had been struck with the vibratory impact of God’s Holy Spirit. So great was the impact of that moment, this power of God’s Spirit, that Peter reeled under that impact, and spoke under the complete experience of it. And he talked about YAHSHUA the Incarnate deity, and the man Christ Jesus whom the heavens must receive UNTO THE TIME OF THE RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS. WHICH GOD HATH SPOKEN BY THE MOUTH OF HIS HOLY PROPHETS SINCE THE WORLD BEGAN.
Now, if any man was speaking after receiving this power it was Peter. When you talk about the restitution of all things, from God who is the Savior of all men. From God who would save all the world. A God who was not willing that any would not accomplish this, for He will not stop until He has made all things new.
Now, you just stop and think about this. God is going to save all men. A God who is going to use His people Israel, the apple of His eye, His treasure in the earth to accomplish His purpose and to build His Kingdom. God who is going to accomplish all these things and reach out to everybody, who is going to reach every kindred and every nation, and every tongue. Kindred are His own people, but there are other creatures in the world beside that. There are other nations besides that.
Now, you just stop and think. God said all men, all creatures, all the world.---There is not much room anymore for this doubt in your mind. You can’t sit at home anymore and say that there are some who are out there and are going to get by the Omniscience, Omnipotence of God. I am going to tell you something. The devil is not clever enough. There is not an individual in the Universe who is clever enough, or know how, or could find a place where God could not finish His purpose. How many men do you know who want to be tortured forever and forever? How many men do you know who wants any part of this? How many men do you know who do not want to see God’s Grace, and see Him accomplish His purpose. When you get down to it there are a lot of people too superstitious to admit it but they really don’t want it.
Now, I tell you this afternoon, that you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. There are powers, lots of powers, left for God’s Kingdom, unprecedented powers, that carry life and vitality, knowledge, perception, prophetic understanding, lifted by His spirit, manifestations of His spirit. And when you hear of a church with all manifestations o fit, don’t you believe it. The day you see all these manifestations, with Divine sons going forth to change the whole world, then you will see---a short work of righteousness accomplished. The moment they come to the knowledge of all wisdom, the first thing that they will drop is their theology. That is the first thing they are going to drop when they receive ALL WISDOM.
I am going to tell you this. When you know the truth of God, you can go to sleep every night and get up every morning without fear. When you go to bed with praise, and get up with praise, and you can greet the enemy even if it poses a danger to your life, and you can go out and oppose the darkness, and you have no question about the outcome, then you are going to see the mighty forces, the checks and balances, the mighty forces which wake men up, again the elementals, the earth and the fire, the water and the air. You can say if the tornadoes sweep the earth, and the earth rocks, or it is bathed with fire, and the floods move, you can say, ‘Altho it slay me, I trust Him.’ For you are trusting something so big, so great, that there is nothing going to be able to destroy it.
Thus, we tell you this afternoon, that this is an Everlasting Gospel that goes into the plains of spirit and it works down here on earth. It goes down into the Nethermost chambers. And the day is going to come when Lucifer will learn his Catechism.
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