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Who Declared The First Gospel

by R. Jerome Harris on October 5, 2014

I decided to write this article to show – as I have written before – that the Good News of the Kingdom message – when it is given – will not be given to humans to declare. By looking at who The Most High God had given a previous Gospel of monumental importance to declare to the world shows a pattern as to who will be given the assignment to declare the Good News of the Kingdom that Jesus spoke of at Matthew 24:14.

A message of such life-saving importance will not be entrusted in imperfect humans to declare. How could sinful-by-nature (by inheritance) imperfect humans declare a Good News of the Kingdom message to other sinful imperfect humans? If any human today was perfect (which none are), then I could possibly see a perfect human being given and declaring such a message. It would be arrogant and presumptuous for any human or human agency to think themselves qualified to declare a perfect message when they themselves are imperfect and not above anyone else.

The idea that humans are to preach or declare "The Good News of the Kingdom" actually goes against what Jesus taught at Matthew 7:3-5. There, Jesus taught of this presumptous attitude many would possess and called them hypocrites:

Why, then, do you look at the straw in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the rafter in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Allow me to extract the straw from your eye’; when, look! a rafter is in your own eye?  Hypocrite! First extract the rafter from your own eye, and then you will see clearly how to extract the straw from your brother’s eye.

So how can any of us impefect humans "say to our brother, 'Allow me to extract the straw from your eye'" when there is a rafter in our own. In other words, we ourselves are not perfect. The act of extracting the rafter from our own eyes is not an easy matter of "saying" I am one is longer a sinner or "saying" one has joined a particular religious organization.

Removing that rafter does not involve joining some religious organization and thinking that one is qualified or in a position to declare to others any teaching from Christ. A close look at Matthew 28:19-20 shows that Jesus' commisssion to us was to make disciples to him; and to teach others what he has taught us. Look at it!

In order for us to make disciples to Christ (not to a religious organization) we have to be taught by him. That means that we must believe that he still is and is alive and able to teach us directly without the use of religious organizations or books such as a book named by men, The Bible. This involves faith in Christ, not faith in a religious organization or a book.

Matthew 28:19-20 also shows that we ourselves as individuals must carry within ourselves Christs teachings and we must understand them and practice them. The focus is on us – the individual – first! Once we understand what Christ taught, then and only then, can we teach others what Christ taught us. Sadly, what is occurring in the world today are many different and contending teachings out of the "Christian" religious system all claiming to be of God and Christ. Since this is the case, that means that none of them are true. I find comfort in that because it actually illuminates where the truth is: In a person – The Son of God – and not in religius systems. Did not Christ say that he is "The Truth?" (John 14:6)

What is occurring today within religious organizations is that indviduals are are being sought out to become attached to or "membered" to the religious organization. Thus, becoming disciples of the religious organization. How so? Because those individuals who join them end up believing and doing what the religious organization teaches; many things of which Christ never taught or commanded.

Not only that, the individuals who join them worship the "image" of the so-called Christian religious organization and this image is blasphemously called by them "The Word of God" and the members who join them are indoctrinated to be students or disciples of that image. What is that image? The Bible.

So all of what is called by men – Christianity – is a complete and total deviation from Christs teachings and it has told its membership that it has been given and is declaring the perfect Good News of the Kingdom. Are they?

An Angel Declares the First Good News

The birth of the Messiah was indeed good news. At Luke 2:8-14 we see that an angel of God – a solitary angel – was given a "Good News" message to declare with relation to the birth of the Messiah and what his birth would mean to the world of mankind.

There were also in that same country shepherds living out of doors and keeping watches in the night over their flocks. And suddenly Jehovah’s angel stood by them, and Jehovah’s glory gleamed around them, and they became very fearful. But the angel said to them: “Have no fear, for, look! I am declaring to YOU good news of a great joy that all the people will have,  because there was born to YOU today a Savior, who is Christ [the] Lord, in David’s city. And this is a sign for YOU: YOU will find an infant bound in cloth bands and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there came to be with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God and saying:  “Glory in the heights above to God, and upon earth peace among men of goodwill.

Luke 2:8-14 is loaded with information about that angels declaration about the good news of Christs birth. The prophetic utterance of the angel was that a Savior was born into the world and all of the people will have great joy and there will be on earth peace among men of goodwill. What that angel said was prophetic because all of the world back then was not in a state of "joy" over the birth of the Messiah and all of the world was certainly not a peace and neither is this the case today. So what the angel declared was concerning a future time period that has not arrived yet.

It should be also noted that the Good News that the angel declared was not to "Christians" – as there were no Christians yet – but to the world of mankind. Many today have yet to see the importance of the angelic declaration and its future impact upon us all.

Yet, my point in mentioning Luke 2:8-14 was that the Good News of the Kingdom when it is given, will not be given to humans to declare, it will be given to an angel of God to declare to humans.

What Good News is Being Declared At Present?

None. Jesus never gave his disciples then or now any "Good News" message to declare. As stated earlier, the only commission Jesus gave his disciples is found at Matthew 28:19-20. Any claim to preaching a Good News of the Kingdom is a false claim and I challenge anyone to show what exactly that Good News message is, who gave it, and where it is written. 

What religious organizations are teaching is not any Good News of the Kingdom. It is their own program; their own message, a false Gospel that they fashioned and stamped upon it "Preaching the Good News." It oversteps the directive of the Master Christ Jesus and religious organizations have arrogantly moved forward on their own and declaring something that never came from God and Christ. It amounts to a slave making himself greater than the Master and usurping the things within his household. A re-arranging of the furniture so-to-speak and making bold declarations not given to them by the Master.

Even the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are called "Gospels or Gospels according to." This is false. The world of men assumes these are Gospels (Good News) and blindly accepted them as being such without question or investigation.

No one today has in its possession any Good News of the Kingdom and no human or human agency will ever be given such a message to declare. If this is the case, do we know who will be given the Good News of the Kingdom to declare to the world and when it will be given? Yes, we do.

An Angel Is Commissioned to Declare The Good News of the Kingdom

Jesus prophesied at Matthew 24:14:

And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.

No where in Jesus' prophecy does it say that humans will preach this "good news of the kingdom." It is not possible for any religious organization to reach all of the nations with any kind of message and serve that message as a witness. We are not qualified.  What and who qualifies us as a witness to preach this important and final message to the "inhabited earth" before the end comes?

The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society (WTBTS) claims that it is preaching this good news of the kingdom. But is it? Is anyone? Absolutely not! No good news is being preached at present because no human has been or will be given a good news message to declare. In addition, no one can tell me or anyone else what that good news message is and where it is written.

The world today is to know what the angel more than two thousand years declared: That a Savior was born and that because of him, mankind itself will not perish; that because of him all of mankind will have great joy; and because of him there will be peace among men of goodwill upon the earth. Beyond that declaration, there is no other "Good News" with relation to "the Kingdom of God" declared.

It is to a future world of mankind that "The Good News of the Kingdom" that Jesus spoke of at Matthew 24:14 will be declared. That future world will be much different than the one we all live in today. How so?

The world today is divided politically and religiously. Even within the same religious systems there are divisions. The system of religion called by men – Christianity – has more than 41000 contending denominations! So when the angel declared more than two thousand years ago the Good News that "a Savior is born" and that "all of the people" will have great joy, that declaration was for this current world. Another declaration would come in the future to a world of mankind undivided and united.

The Good News of the birth of the Savior of the world would give hope to the world that God has lovingly provided a channel or door by which ALL of mankind has been thrust into by which they will enter into a future world on earth. That future world will be one in which all of mankind will be given the opportunity to "knowingly" chose eternal life or eternal death (a perishing); to knowingly do good or knowing do bad; to knowingly obey God or knowingly disobey him. It will be a future 1000 year kingdom on earth in which ALL mankind will be resurrected into and it will be within that 1000 year kingdom that all of mankind will "hear" Christs voice (teachings) and come to "know" good and bad and to know the righteousness of God.

Today, no one "knows" good and bad and no one is righteous. None of us will know such until we have been resurrected into Christs kingdom of 1000 years and even then we will learn these things and that will take time.

It will be within that 1000 kingdom of Christ over the earth that all of mankind is unified. What the angel declared at Luke 2:8-14 comes true:

… a great joy that all the people will have.

Within Christs future 1000 year paradise on earth "all of the people" will have great joy as a result of his birth, his ministry, and sacrificial death. Because of Christ, all of the people – all of mankind born since Adam to include Adam – will be in that 1000 year kingdom of Christ. Entry into that kingdom does not mean everlasting life. There is another requirement for everlasting life as you will see in a moment.

Under the direction of Christs angel, the Apostle John writes down Revelation 20:7:

Now as soon as the thousand years have been ended, Satan will be let loose out of his prison.

So Christs 1000 year kingdom over the earth comes to an end. His kingdom ends because he will have accomplished what his kingdom over the earth was intended to accomplish: Restore all of mankind to their Creator; teach all of mankind to know good and bad; and teach all of mankind God's righteousness. There will not be one person who will not know these things by the time Christs 1000 year kingdom ends. Thus, what the angel declared more than 2000 years ago comes true:

… and upon earth peace among men of goodwill.

When Christs future 1000 year kingdom ends, all of mankind will be united and at peace with each other and not divided and warlike as we are today. Another important thing will occur as the result of Christs 1000 year kingdom over the earth: Mankind will no longer have between them and God a mediator. We will be as Adam was: One to one in communication with God. Mankinds consciousness will be expanded to such an extent that the way we communicate with each other and God will not be as we do it today.

When Christ kingdom over the earth ends, mankind will be able to live in peace and unity for awhile. But that peace and unity will be disrupted. By who? The Apostle John at Revelation 20:7-8 tells us:

Now as soon as the thousand years have been ended, Satan will be let loose out of his prison, and he will go out to mislead those nations in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Ma′gog, to gather them together for the war. The number of these is as the sand of the sea.

Satan! He is released upon a world restored to its Creator and a world united and at peace and a world that practices genuine goodwill towards each other. That future world is so populated that their numbers cannot be counted. This shows that Christ will have resurrected to the earth each and every person born since Adam to include Adam. 

Satan's mission is not to change the paradise conditions that will exist on earth in those future days, but to gather all of the people into his own kingdom that he will establish upon the earth. Satan will mislead the entire world of the future down a road to oppose what has yet to come upon the earth: God's kingdom.

In order to mislead the future restored mankind, Satan will subtly change what Christ had taught that future world through a mechanism that he will set up: A Wild Beast (a world government or way of doing things). This government will not be called "The Beast" or anything like that. In fact, it will not appear like a government at all. It will look like what Christ will have established. It will be a peaceful, safe and prosperous existence for all of the people.

There will be no carnal weapons. Such things will have been a thing of the past by the time Christs 1000 year kingdom begins.

The "gathering" for the war that Satan will mislead all of the people into will be an internal war within ourselves to accept or oppose what must come down – God's Kingdom. Those who purposefully and knowingly continue to worship the Wild Beast and its image will publicly mark themselves as in opposition (at war) to God's kingdom coming down to the earth. They will want the Wild Beast as their ruler.

Since all of the people are misled by Satan when he is released, none will be held accountable as a result of that misleading. Now enters something that will serve to awaken the masses to a great misleading. A great and worldwide declaration. The declaration of the Good of the Kingdom (of God) coming.

Notice that is no human who will possess or declare this message. The Apostle John describes what he sees at Revelation 14:6:

And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, and he had everlasting good news to declare as glad tidings to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people.

Notice that it is an angel who carries the EVERLASTING Good News. Why is this Good News different from the one declared by the angel some two thousand years ago? This Good News is EVERLASTING! It is everlasting because it is the Good News about "God's Kingdom." Christs kingdom over the earth will not be everlasting, its duration is only 1000 years. God's Kingdom however, is an everlasting one. It must come down to the earth and be established here forever.

Therefore, the "Good News" that the angel has and will declare is the Good News of the Kingdom of God coming down to destroy and replace what Satan will have established upon the earth in those future days after Christs kingdom will have ended.

So this pinpoints who and when "The Good News of the Kingdom" Jesus spoke about at Matthew 24:14 will be declared.

No Good News of the Kingdom is to be preached to the world of mankind today whose numbers can be counted. As of this writing the earths population is about 7.2 billion.

The declaration of the Good News of the Kingdom will be declared to ALL of mankind whose numbers are "is as the sand of the sea."

Many will dismiss this article as fantasy only because it does not fit in with what their particular religous organizations teach. Thus, they defend and maintain the teachings of a "religious organization" and not what Christ taught.

Many dare not venture beyond the confines of what their religious organizations taught them. I know from experience as an ex-Jehovah's Witness.

I was afraid to even silently think beyond what the Watch Tower taught me. I broke free of that fear but not on my own. In time, I knew something was very wrong and I had no one in the organization to talk to because I would be labeled an apostate and disfellowshipped. Back then, something I did not want because I had family friends and a wife who were all Jehovah's Witnesses and I wanted to keep the "peace and unity" and spare my loved ones embarrassment.

So I turned to the heavenly Father in prayer through the Master Christ. I repeatly begged and petitioned the Father to help me sort out the trouble because something was terribly wrong with the organization itself and what issued forth out of the Governing Body. 

I had been a Jehovah's Witness for more than 30 years and back in 2009 quietly disassociated myself from the organization.

After a year or so of repeated petitions to the Heavenly Father, I received my answer. The answer is from God himself. He had already uttered it but I was not paying attention to him, I was paying attention to a religious organization. The Most High God said:

This is my Son, the one that has been chosen. Listen to him.

No, I heard no literal words, but a voice in my head kept chiming "This is my Son, the one that has been chosen. Listen to him."

I realized that I was not really listening to His Son. I was listening to a religious organization. I realized that I was listening to a book called the Bible that contained the Prophets of old who God did not sent to us and neither did God command that we listen to them as he did not send them to us – he sent his son.

The book called the Bible was the biggest shocker of them all. I had always believe it was The Word of God. The Most High God revealed to me that it is not. He revealed to me that his son is his Word. His son is The Word of God and their is no other.

The Most High God revealed to me that the book that men themselves authorized contains only a small fraction of the teachings of his Son and utterances from him as spoken through his son. That the book called "The Bible" is not to be the primary source of information about Christs teachings, but rather prayer and the "asking" for what we need by way of knowledge, wisdom and understanding from the Father through his son.

Bible stands in place to limit and "cap off" our knowledge about Him and His Son. Religious organzations stand in place to filter and adulterate the truth about God and Christ.

One has to think deeply on this: When Jesus arrived in the scene of the Jews, who was the controlling element over them? It was the religious system of the Jews; a religious system that was also divided between two prominent sects: The Pharisees and the Sadducees. We see this same type of division within the religious system called by men, Christianity.

Yet, when Jesus called men out of that religious system back then and into his teaching, did those men Jesus called obey and  listen to the religious leaders or did they listen to their new teacher?

Today, all claiming to be of God and Christ face a similar situation: Who do they chose to listen to and obey, their religious leaders and religious organizations or to their teacher, Christ?

I tell you the truth: Religious organizations are directing their members and demanding that those members obey them or else. For example, I know as a former Jehovah's Witness that if one does not agree with or go along with the teachings of the Watch Tower Organization and stick with the program, they face disfellowshipment. Why would any care what men can do to them? But many do. They fear men more than they do God! Thus, if a religious organization teaches that it is preaching the Good News of the Kingdom [and demand you believe it and teach it to others] and God through His Son teaches us that it will be an angel who will declare the Good News of the Kingdom, God is ignored and men and their religious organizations are listened to.

The Most High God through his Son will reveal to any earnestly desiring the truth that he did not send any book into the world called "The Bible." He sent His Son and it is to that son of his that we are to listen. Not to Popes, Elders, Governing Bodies, religious organizations and such.

The Most High God will reveal to any that a great misleading has been underway for many hundreds of years since his sons ascension into heaven.

There exist no religious organization that is obeying him and listening to his son. Not one. There exists a weakness among men to want to follow other men and the organizations (idols) they contsruct for themselves. Like the ancient people on the Plain of Shinar, men today seek to "make a celebrated name for themselves." Men have given themselves names and titles neither God nor Christ commanded them to take upon themselves.

What To Do?

It is not always easy to write what I write, but it is the truth. I write because I am a very concerned person. I DO NOT write because I want to coax a person into joining a religious organization.  What should you do?

Anyone who has read articles from this website knows that I encourage all to take a step back and look closely at the religious organizations they are membered with and "Get out of ALL them." To get out and position themselves before the Christ – who is invisible to us – but by faith on our part knows that he is still teaching and directing his disciples via God's Holy Spirit and NOT through a book or through religious organizations.

I am way beyond caring what others think of my writings. It is not that I do not care, it is that I have made a choice: Listen to men or listen to God. I must obey my God and listen to the one he commanded me and all others discipled to Christ to  listen to: His Son, The Christ.

Yet, there are many who defend "religious organizations" and promote teachings not of God and Christ and try really hard to convince me and other that what they possess is the truth. The bottom line is that one belongs (is a member of) and takes upon themselves the names and fancy titles of those religious organizations, they do not have the truth. Why? Because if they really knew Christ – who is the truth – they would know immediately that Christ never commanded or authorized such titles. They would take upon themselves a name showing that they – as slaves of Christ – would take upon themselves the name of their Master.

A good analogy would be that of a Master who employed slaves in his household. Those slaves would never take upon themselves the name of another Master or Owner. If asked by someone, who are you the slave would answer, "I am Ron from the House of The Son of God, Christ Jesus." The slave identifies who his Master and Owner his and that he is a slave within his house only.

Today, with so many different so-called Christian titles [too numerous to list here] most persons today when asked the same question (or a variation of it) will answer, "I am a Catholic or I am a Jehovah's Witness" for example.

They do not realize that when they answer in this manner they are identifying who their true master and owner is and "house" they belong to: The religious organization! They even adopt the name of their owner and master. Thus, they become adulterers in that they have taken upon themselves the name of another master and owner. And, it will be that master and owner that they will obey.

This is the exact state of the religious organization/members relationship we see today. The religious organization has made itself the owner and master over people to such an extent they are in fear of them and what they can do to them.

This is not freedom, it is enslavement, captivity and control. Many people live in fear. In fear of expressing love and concern for all sorts of persons without the meddling of a religious organization. In fear of speaking to certain ons that  "the organization" places a foul stench upon. In fear of missing a meeting or not meeting a monthly quota. In fear of visiting overseers who might examine your records to discover you have fallen short of "the organizations" set expectations. In fear of expressing, thinking or verbalizing a doubt about something taught for fear you will snitched upon. It sounds an awful lot like a dictatorship. Nazi Germany!

If you find yourself defending what your religious organization has been teaching you – like I used to – and you somehow merge what they tell you with "Christs teachings" you have already been misled. You have two masters. You are listening to what the religious organization is teaching and what THEY say Christ is teaching. Two masters. The religious organization is the one really directing you. It has made you believe that God and Christ has told it to tell you what to believe. This is a lie. A very big one. You are being controlled.

Is there something deep down inside you that seems evasive about what is called by men Christianity. Why do we see in the wealthier nations many religious organizations adorned with expensive buildings and lavish air conditioned interiors and its members wear decent clothing, have nice houses and cars. While elsewhere in the world such as in the lands of Africa, India and Asia we see those who have been converted to Christianity living poorly? Christianity teaches "blindness" and "selfishness." It has not listened to Christ. Does one think Christianity as proof that it is of God and Christ would do the following:

Now, look! a certain one came up to him and said: “Teacher, what good must I do in order to get everlasting life?” He said to him: “Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is that is good. If, though, you want to enter into life, observe the commandments continually.” He said to him: “Which ones?” Jesus said: “Why, You must not murder, You must not commit adultery, You must not steal, You must not bear false witness,   Honor [your] father and [your] mother, and, You must love your neighbor as yourself.” The young man said to him: “I have kept all these; what yet am I lacking?”  Jesus said to him: “If you want to be perfect, go sell your belongings and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven, and come be my follower.” When the young man heard this saying, he went away grieved, for he was holding many possessions.

The poor are many in the world. Christianity will never sell its belongings – which are vast – and give to the poor. It would rather build lavish temples and amass for itself more wealth. It is a hypocrite to the nth degree.

Do as Christ did and taught us to do: Withdraw to a private place and make your petitions known to the Father in heaven. Your prayers to the Father must be done with the view that he sent us his only begotten son and you believe that. This is what it means to pray Jesus' name. (No, you do not have to utter the words "In the name of Jesus"after you pray. That is a ritual). When you pray to the Father, you are approaching him with the mindset and firm belief that Christ is the one he sent and we can approach him only through his son and no other.

Your prayers to the Father are between you and the Father and no other human. No other human must witness you in prayer.

Be specific about what is bothering you and what you want to know. You must rely upon the Father providing you with what you ask. The moment you turn to humans or human agents for the answer – such as a religious organization or a book called the Bible – you will not receive an answer from the Father because you have basically told him that you are placing faith in a religious organization or a book and "THROUGH THEM" you will find and answer.

The Father answers us only THROUGH the person of his son. We can only petition the Father THROUGH the person of his son. By turning to any other source shows a lack of faith, reliance, and confidence in the Father.

This will be difficult for most because many merge their particular religious following with approaching God and they will seek guidance from the religious organization. This show a vote of no confidence in God and Christ to answer you. Instead, you run to men and their organizations.

I have stated many times before, it takes no faith to believe in something you can see. One can see men. One can see their religious organizations. One can see a book called the Bible.

Faith as defined at Hebrews 11:1 is:

Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld.

God and Christ are realities that cannot be beheld therefore faith is required to believe in them. So reach out in earnest to the heavenly Father in prayer and ask that you be "straightened out" as far as the truth about matters. Do not deviate away from the believe that God will answer you. If you loose focus and run to other sources such as a church or a book called the Bible, you immediately will have demonstrated you have no faith in God and Christ. You must allow God to answer you in his way and time. He will answer you. I can tell you, be careful what you ask for. If it is the truth, you may not like it. Your mind and all that you are will resist it because you are – in a sense  – sick from all of the lies you have been told. Your system is laden with lies. But it will be the truth – as medicine – operating within you to make you well. It is like a demon being excorised from you. Darkness cannot be in the same space as light. Once you know the truth, you will know that it is the truth and no one will be able to convince you otherwise; many will try. Many will try very hard to sway you to join their religious organization. God knows they will try.

Now is the time for faithful endurance to resist the grandiose and smooth words and emotional pleas that issue forth out of all religious organizations to join them. It is membership to "the organization" they seek from you, not membership "directly" to Christ as his disciple.

Christianity is a racket that has things set up that sell the idea that discipleship to Christ and learning from from Christ is not possible without them. This is one of the major things many refuse to realize.

The Lord Christ lives and our discipleship and membership is to be to only him.

Never allow religious organization to make you feel guilty and/or condemned because you are not in them.

Frankly, one would think they would be happy that one holds strict allegiance to Christ ONLY and without "third-party" religious organization. But they are not.

Why they are not happy should raise high a red flag.

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