Sunday, 18 March 2018

Doctrine - Imaginative testimony



This is an OAC guide explaining how to “Testify”. This is an activity usually reserved for Monday and Thursday evenings. Whereas true Christian communities reach out to non-Christian communities by evangelising the world and donating Bibles, the OAC’s target audience is Christian. As you read through this document you’ll also notice that there’s a lot of repetition which is a form of brainwashing.

A lie told often enough becomes the truth

My comments are in blue font. – Ex-OAC

TESTIMONY

It is not always easy to go into a strangers house and begin to speak to them about God and Godliness.  Here are some ideas that might be of assistance.
1.     Always remember that testimony does not start on testimony evenings.  It is something that is happening all the time because people watch what you are doing.
2.    Make sure you are dressed appropriately when going on testimony.  If you arrive at a person’s house with your suit and tie on, they know you are not there to talk about worldly things.
3.    Be vigilant.  Look at the person’s house, his lounge.  See if there is anything that you can start talking about.  Some have hobbies or a love of music.  They might display this.  Some have cd’s or movies in the lounge, some have pictures/photo’s of that which they love.
4.    Ask the person under testimony how they see God.  Remember that they do not give wrong/incorrect answers.  Their understanding is just different from yours.  Your task is to convince them that the way you see things is the correct way.  One does this by asking them for their opinion and then giving them your opinion.  They must decide who is right or wrong.

Ex-OAC: Point 1. A true test of character is what people will get up to when they think nobody is watching. Being “good” just because people might be watching is hypocritical and false.

Point 2. A monkey in silk is a monkey no less. Being dressed in a suit and tie could also mean you’re selling anything from multi-level marketing to a vacuum cleaner. If you were carrying a well read Bible however, people would know that you’re not there to discuss “worldly things” irrespective of how you were dressed. Carrying a Bible though is not what OAC members are apt to do.

Point 3. This contradicts the previous point. If the people know you’re not there to talk about “worldly things”, why would you look at the person’s house or lounge to see if there is anything to start talking about? Are you there to discuss tubes and tyres or to share the gospel of how Jesus Christ came to save us through His own blood?

Point 4. “...they do not give wrong/incorrect answers...” followed by:
“...convince them that the way you see things is the correct way...” is a contradiction. Testifying is therefore more likely to become “testi-fighting”.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Interestingly, you’ll never see OAC members carrying Bibles with them on “testimony” or to church. For this reason they will more than likely quote single verses out of context. This is evident throughout this document.

STEP ONE:  Differentiate between Spirit and Flesh
The Brother of Sister under testimony must understand the difference between the Spirit and the Flesh.  They therefore need to understand WHO, WHAT and WHERE God can be found.  If they believe in a God of imagination, it is difficult to teach them about this doctrine.
WHO:  God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost.
WHAT:  word, light, love, peace, way, truth, life etc.  God is the word, God is Love and God is Truth.  None of these things can be seen, touched, tasted or felt.  They are all spiritual things.  One can only see the result of these things once they are put into action.  E.g. One can see the deeds that is done after the word is heard, Feel and experience the Love of some-one.  They need to understand that God is not natural but spiritual.
WHERE:  Within us [ The gift of God [Spirit of God] in us
                 Through us:  The gift of the prophet over us,
      Over us:  The one that is there to lead and guide us. 
God is Spirit and wants to be served in Spirit and Truth.

Ex-OAC: Imagination has got nothing to do with it; it requires more imagination to understand the Bible in a different way to how it’s written.

According to the Bible it is the flesh (carnal) which is the opposite of the Spirit (Romans 8:5-7, Galatians 5:16).

Walking in the flesh refers to:
adultery, fornication, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, greediness, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like (Matthew 15:18-20, Mark 7:20-23, Romans 1:25-32, 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 4:17-31, Ephesians 5:3-7, Colossians 3:5-9, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8, Hebrews 13:4-5, 2 Peter 2:4-10, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:15). These fleshly lusts are also invisible until the deed is done. It is these fleshly lusts which war against the soul (1 Peter 2:11).

Redemption is only available by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:4-9). Only Jesus is able to give power to men to become the sons of God when they receive Him and believe on his name (John 1:12-14). He restores the original image when we put off our old corrupt ways and become renewed in the spirit of our minds (Ephesians 4:17-24). Only through Christ are we made new (2 Corinthians 5:14-21). God wants us to be more like Him so that we can be called the sons of God (1 John 3:1-3). As many as are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God (Romans 8:14).

Because God is a Spirit, He is not geographically confined, He can be worshipped wherever the true worshippers may find themselves geographically (Psalms 139:7-12, John 4:20-24). This doesn’t mean He wants to be worshipped in allegories, metaphors, mysteries and lies.

Genesis 1

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
What is In the beginning:
In the beginning:  That is  the creation of the spiritual man in me.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but this is shifting the focus from God to self-centred man. The beginning refers to the beginning of the whole of creation before anyone was even conceived. God is the Creator of heaven and earth and all things seen and unseen (Genesis 1:1-31, Exodus 20:11, Nehemia 9:6, Psalms 8:3-9, Psalms 33:6-9, Psalms 146:5-6, Psalms 148:1-5, Proverbs 16:4, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 45:18, John 1:1-3, Acts 4:24, Acts 14:15-16, Acts 17:24-29, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:16-17, Hebrews 3:4, Hebrews 11:3, 2 Peter 3:3-7, Revelation 4:11, Revelation 10:6, Revelation 14:7). The heaven and earth existed long before we were even born. Heaven and earth didn’t wait for us to get born first.

Romans 1:20-23 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;
so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful;
but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

What is heaven:
Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Is a condition of rest unto the soul, blessedness and peace that we will taste if we submit ourselves in the house of the Father and become small as little children. Such a child is an angel in heaven and beholds the face of the father which is in heaven every day. It is a state of mind it is the place where we

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but notice that Matthew 18:10 is talking about the angels of the little ones and not the little ones as angels. There’s also no mention of what Heaven is and also no mention of a state of mind. Jesus’ disciples didn’t see Him ascend into a state of mind (Acts 1:9-11). John didn’t see a new Jerusalem coming down from a state of mind (Revelation 21:2).

Where is heaven:
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
From this we understand that heaven is the place where we break bread. As such heaven must then be where ever the community (which we understand to be the members that make up the body of Christ) is gathered together in God’s name.

Ex-OAC: According to Strong’s, the word “conversation” is translated from the Greek word politeuma and is defined as:
a community, that is, (abstractly) citizenship (figuratively): - conversation.

When read in context it is clear that heaven isn’t a place where we “break bread”, but that those who look to heaven for the Lord Jesus Christ have a heavenly citizenship. Citizenship doesn’t mean you presently reside there, citizenship means it’s your home and where you actually belong at the end of the day. Being a South African citizen in China doesn’t mean you’re not physically in China. Citizenship can also change, you may be born in South Africa but at some stage you can become an Australian citizen when Australia becomes your home. Likewise, even though we’re physically present in the world, through Christ (John 8:23-24, John 18:36) we get a heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1) and a heavenly citizenship so that we become strangers and pilgrims on earth (Hebrews 11:13-16, 1 Peter 2:9-12).

Luke 12:32  Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Heaven is found within those to whom the kingdom is given. Starting with the Apostles chosen by God to receive the kingdom of heaven and to whom the key to the Kingdom of Heaven was given.

Ex-OAC: Jesus was talking to his disciples of which He had many, not just the twelve apostles (Luke 12:1, Luke 12:22). Jesus was telling them to have no fear or be anxious (Luke 12:4-7, Luke 12:22-34), one’s life doesn’t consist of worldly riches (Luke 12:13-21).

If Heaven is within those to whom the kingdom is given, then by implication the “departed” would enter “apostolics” at a “sealing service”. That sounds more like possession than Heaven to me, Jesus drove spirits out of people instead of welcoming them into people (Matthew 4:24, Matthew 8:16, Mark 1:32-34, Mark 5:9-13, Luke 8:30-33).

Only Jesus has the key of David. There’s another key mentioned in the Bible, the key to the bottomless pit which is held by the star from heaven which had fallen to the earth (2 Corinthians 11:13-15, Revelation 9:1-11). Be wary of anyone on earth who claims to have any kind of key and authority to open up “doors” for the dead.

OAC "heaven" requires cleaning

John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
….and including all those who believe in Christ through the words of the apostles.

Ex-OAC: Jesus prayed for eternal life to be given to as many as God had given him (John 17:2), the men given to Him out of the world (John 17:6) and also for them which shall believe on Him (John 17:20). Nowhere does Jesus say “through the words of the apostles”.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven
Heaven is that place that we go to when we are involved in the activities of the church and when we are living our lives in the way of God.

Ex-OAC: After Jesus ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit was poured out from heaven and filled Jesus’ disciples here on earth (Acts 1-2). It is the Comforter, the Spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit sent by the Father that abides with us, teaches us and reminds us of Jesus’ words (John 14:16-26, John 15:26, John 16:5-7, Acts 1:2, Acts 2:1-4, 1 John 5:7-8). When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we have the invisible kingdom within us because we will seek God’s will above our own fleshly lusts (Matthew 6:33, Luke 17:20-2).The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17).

What is earth:
Earth = man . The following texts in bible support this
Isaiah 66:7-8 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
The earth is man as it is described as having ears and had legs. I have never seen the ground having ears. This is a human personification. Therefore the earth must be man.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative. Later on in this document we read “The earth is in our minds”.
Firstly, you will not find the words ears or legs in that whole chapter.
Secondly, it’s not only a man that has ears and legs; insects, animals, wheat, cups, tables and chairs also have ears and/or legs.
When people speak of Mother Nature, do we expect to see ears and legs everywhere in nature? When people speak of the mother of all disasters, do we expect to see ears and legs in the disaster?

Zion is the symbol of ancient Jerusalem or the Jewish religion. Jerusalem is being portrayed as a pregnant woman, not a man (she instead of he). The prophet Isaiah starts off with a series of rhetorical questions to prove that only God can let this type of birth take place. Please read the entire chapter to understand this in the correct context. Similarly Table Mountain is the symbol of Cape Town and Cape Town is referred to as the mother city of South Africa. Isaiah isn’t referring to the planet earth and neither is this proof that every instance where earth is mentioned in the Bible that a “man” is implied.

Revelation 12 verse 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Again, earth opens it mouth and swallows. This again is a personification.

Ex-OAC: The earth helped the woman by opening her mouth. Earthquakes and sinkholes are a physical reality, read Numbers 16 and see how the earth opened her mouth and swallowed the people that gathered against Moses. Those people weren’t swallowed by a personification, a man or a mind.

Matthew 13 v 3 – 9 – The sower.
Luke 8 v 5- 15 – The sower.

Ex-OAC: This is confusing good ground with the earth as a planet. If the parable was about earth as a planet, then the other seed would’ve fallen on mars, jupiter, venus, saturn and any of the other planets in our solar system. But, the seed that fell on good ground are those that heard the word with honesty and goodness. The other seed fell by the way side, on the rock and among thorns. Remember, these are parables or illustrations spoken by Jesus to explain moral and spiritual truths. Take note, the field is the world, not the earth. The world refers to all of the living human inhabitants of the planet earth. See also how the parable in Matthew differs from the one in Luke. In Luke 8:11 the seed is the word of God. In Matthew 13:38 the good seed are the children of the kingdom. In Luke 8:15 the good ground are they which heard the word in an honest and good heart.

Psalm 50:1  The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
Again, the Lord calls the earth. For the earth to hear it requires human properties like ears, etc.
NOTE: here we could replace the word Earth with Man

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but no, we cannot replace the word earth with man. Did it repent the Lord that He had made man on the man (Genesis 6:6)? The whole of creation was spoken into existence by the Creator and the creation didn’t need ears to be created. Creation doesn’t need ears to be obedient when the LORD has spoken.

Ears aren’t needed to receive a calling, millions of deaf people all around the world can attest to that. Your bodily functions don’t need ears to hear the call of nature. Works of art don’t have ears when artists create them.

The earth isn’t made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26).
The earth doesn’t till the ground (Genesis 2:5).
The earth isn’t wicked with evil imaginations (Genesis 6:1-7).
The earth cannot be called father (Matthew 23:9).
The earth doesn’t build houses (Luke 6:49).
When Saul arose from the earth he saw no man (Acts 9:4-8).
The earth cannot pray for rain (James 5:17-18).

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 
Again we can easily replace the word earth with man.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but seriously? Try telling the Space Agency that we dwell in a man (unless you’re a germ or a tapeworm)...

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 
Again, the earth is full of Knowledge is a personification. The earth must be man.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but there are instances where the Bible uses the word earth in a particular context to refer to all the nations of the earth (Genesis 11:1, Psalms 67:1-2, Psalms 72:19, Psalms 98:1-3, Isaiah 6:3, Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14, Zechariah 14:8-9). The words and verses need to be read and understood in the context in which they were written. In other instances the Bible uses the words water or flood to refer to people and nations (Psalms 18:16, Psalms 124:2-5, Isaiah 59:19, Jeremiah 47:2, Revelation 17:15).

Ezekial 43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
The earth shines with his glory – again a personification.

Ex-OAC: Start reading at Ezekiel 40:1 then you will see that this was all part of a vision that Ezekiel saw in the twenty fifth year of their captivity. The LORD back then (Ezekiel 11:23) had left the city in an easterly direction and He will enter again from the east. Also read Revelations 21:10-11 to understand the context of His glory.

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Again a personification of the earth having knowledge. Man has knowledge, can easily replace word earth with man.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but no, we can’t easily replace the word earth with man. This verse actually goes a lot further than a singular self-centred man. In this context it means that all the nations of the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD.

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
Here the earth must keep silence. Only a man can truly keep silence.

Ex-OAC: Men, women, children and nations can also keep silence. The verse is not referring to a man; silence isn’t only a man’s domain. This is a prophecy about the destruction of Judea and Jerusalem for the sins of the people. The silence is a sign of respect by the meek of the earth, and their obedience and submission to His judgments (Job 40:3-5, Psalms 46:10, Psalms 76:8-9, Zechariah 2:13).

Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day….
To hold witness is a human characteristic.

Ex-OAC: The heavens and the earth are called to witness against disobedient people when they are being addressed; reading the full chapter will make the context clearer. Please also read Deuteronomy 31:28 and Psalm 50:4 to understand the correct context.

Forensics uses various scientific tests or techniques to gather evidence from mute witnesses such as trace evidence. Trace evidence can therefore also witness against criminals in a court of law. The blood in the ground was also a witness against Cain when he slew Abel (Genesis 4:10).



2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
What is without form and void:
Without form = confused and unsure and does not know the glory of God.
Void = empty. In Afrikaans “woes en leeg” (where woes = ‘full of the desires of the world’, and leeg = ‘empty of spirit’).

Ex-OAC: It’s worth noting that the Old Testament wasn’t originally written in Afrikaans, but in Hebrew.

According to Strong’s, the word “without form” is translated from the Hebrew word tôhû and is defined as:
to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: - confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

According to Strong’s, the word “void” is translated from the Hebrew word bôhû and is defined as:
(meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin: - emptiness, void.

From the text and the definitions in Hebrew, it’s clear that there are no references to the earth not knowing the glory of God or being full of the desires of the world. How can the earth be full of the desires of the world if the earth wasn’t even wicked with evil imaginations (Genesis 6:1-7)?

1 Corinthians 15:43-47 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. 
It is clear that this is the creation of a spiritual body not a natural one.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but when the text is read carefully, we see that’s not what it says. The preceding verses also need to be read to understand the context:

1 Corinthians 15:35-42 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up?
and with what body do they come?
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
All flesh is not the same flesh:
but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial:
but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars:
for one star differeth from another star in glory.
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption;
it is raised in incorruption:

We are sown in corrupt natural bodies of flesh but at the resurrection our bodies will be new spiritual bodies, not allegories or personifications (1 Corinthians 15:50-58). It is clear that Adam was the first man formed from the dust of the ground and it is clear that because we are his physical descendants, we will also return to dust when we die (Genesis 3:19). Take note that man was only formed on the sixth day (Genesis 1:27-31), an event that took place after the earth had already been created (Genesis 1:1-2).

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

God shared His breath with man and man became a living soul. Man wasn’t given a soul but became a living soul.

According to Strong’s, the word “breathed” is translated from the Hebrew word nâphach and is defined as:
to puff, in various applications (literally, to inflate, blow hard, scatter, kindle, expire; figuratively, to disesteem): - blow, breath, give up, cause to lose [life], seething, snuff.

According to Strong’s, the word “breath” is translated from the Hebrew word neshâmâh and is defined as:
a puff, that is, wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect or (concretely) an animal: - blast, (that) breath (-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit.

This breath should not be misconstrued as words spoken by some mere mortal or OAC member with a god complex. In the beginning the Word already was which means the Word is eternal and existed before the beginning (John 1:1-3). Ten times in Genesis 1 we read “God said”. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made (Psalms 33:6). John sums these all up as the Word that created all things. The Word spoken by God cannot be compared to words spoken by man.

James 3:5-10 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature;
and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father;
and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. 
It is clear that there is a lack of understanding of God means that we lack the knowledge and ability to do good. We must understand the word to be able to do Good.

Ex-OAC: It’s good to see some honesty for a change. All the previous statements show a clear lack of understanding. I think the following verses are well worth remembering:

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Jeremiah 4:22-23 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
It is clear that there is a lack of understanding of God means that we lack the knowledge and ability to do good. We must understand the word to be able to do Good.

Ex-OAC: Where were you when God created the earth (Job 38:2-41)?

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
God has to breathe the life of the spirit into you. Only when there is understanding can we get the spiritual life of a living soul forming within us.

Ex-OAC: This is like saying that when a child is born it has no soul because it has no understanding. Living soul implies that you’re alive as opposed to when you’re dead. Dead people no longer have the breath of life, quite literally! Those of you breathing and whose hearts are beating were all physically born as living souls because God gave us life; He alone is the giver of life. Spiritually you become a new creature when you become born again and there are enough verses in the New Testament to get this point across without twisting the Genesis account out of context. The same living soul in Genesis 2:7 was driven out of paradise and returned to dust just as we are destined to become dust when we die (Genesis 3:19).

Revelations 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
It is clear that when we become spiritual we will experience the second heaven and earth (a spiritual heaven and a spiritual earth (=man)).  The 1st Heaven and 1st earth are my previous understandings re. natural.  The New Heaven and New Earth are my new understanding regarding the spiritual work. .

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative. Now let’s read what it really says in the Bible:
Revelation 21:1-8 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write:
for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things;
and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:
which is the second death.

These words were written by John, one of the twelve apostles and he was already spiritually gifted enough to receive these Revelations from God. He wasn’t “naturally” minded before receiving these Revelations because he already was a servant of God.

Revelation 1:1-3 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass;
and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein:
for the time is at hand.

Despite OAC members claiming to have seen a new allegorical heaven and earth, there is still death, sorrow, crying and pain in the OAC. There are still the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and liars going to church in their midst. The new heaven and earth that OAC members claim to see is very different to what John saw.

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.
This time before the creation (when we are void) is a time of no hope. Of great distance from God. Of confusion without God.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but Ephesians 2:12 is not talking about creation.

God had already created the heaven and the earth in the very first verse of the Bible (Genesis 1:1). The Bible doesn’t just consist of Genesis 1 and the New Testament.

Man was driven out of the garden of Eden for being disobedient (Genesis 3:23-24).
Man committed murder (Genesis 4:8).
Man became so wicked that it grieved God at His heart (Genesis 6:5-6).
After the flood, God scattered the people and confounded their language (Genesis 11:1-9).
That’s just some parts from the first book in the Bible and long before Ephesians was even written.

Now let’s read the quoted verse in context:
Ephesians 2:11-13 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

This was written for Gentile readers (Uncircumcision = non-Jew) because before Jesus Christ they were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. Through the blood of Christ the Gentiles are graffed into the good olive tree (Romans 11:11-24). This was also a fulfilment of prophecy regarding the root of Jesse (Ruth 4:17-22, 1 Chronicles 29:26, Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 1:5-6, Luke 3:32, Acts 13:22-23, Romans 15:8-13).

Romans 8:5-8 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
To be void means that we have not yet put on/clothed ourselves with Jesus Christ
So void means to be fleshly or carnally minded i.e. to be busy with the things of the world and not the spirit.
It is clear that to be carnally minded means to be dead i.e. you have not been created. I will now be created from a natural to a spiritual being
To be spiritually minded however is to have life.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but Genesis 1:2 has got nothing to do with flesh or Romans 8:5-8. Flesh is mentioned for the first time in Genesis 2:21 when it describes how a woman was made from one of Adam’s ribs.

To be carnally minded means walking in the flesh such as adultery, fornication, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, greediness, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like (Matthew 15:18-20, Mark 7:20-23, Romans 1:25-32, 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 4:17-31, Ephesians 5:3-7, Colossians 3:5-9, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8, Hebrews 13:4-5, 2 Peter 2:4-10, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:15). It is these fleshly lusts which war against the soul and leads to death (Romans 8:13, 1 Peter 2:11).

Nowhere does the Bible say that because people are carnally minded they are not created. Man was created to have his own free will and it’s clear that the will of man isn’t always spiritual. Likewise the earth was dead before there was any life on it (Genesis 1:2), yet God created the earth (Genesis 1:1).

Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.
Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
To be void means that we have not yet put on/clothed ourselves with Jesus Christ.
Summary Point: earth=man=is without form=without form because he is full of desire of man=void of the understanding of God and spiritual things

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative and later this document will state that “The earth is in our minds”. The Bible doesn’t say earth=man=is without form=without form because he is full of desire of man=void of the understanding of God and spiritual things.

When we clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, we don’t make provision for the flesh by fulfilling the lusts thereof. We put on Christ when we have been baptized into Christ. We need to put on a new self (Colossians 3:1-17) and live a new life in Christ (Ephesians 4:17-32).


And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
What is spirit?
Spirit  = truth.

Ex-OAC: Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

According to Strong’s, the word “Spirit” is translated from the Hebrew word rûach and is defined as:
wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions): - air, anger, blast, breath

What is movement across the waters?
The face of the waters are the multitudes of people who the spirit is revealed to. These people may be known to us or not. They may have heard the word before but not understood. It is our job to make sure that when the water passes over them that they are left with a clear understanding so that they can see the light and become the second Adam.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but the waters were created (Genesis 1:1-5) before God made man (Genesis 1:26-31). The waters can therefore not be multitudes of people. People didn’t drown in a multitude of people (Genesis 7:6-24).

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

Apollos didn’t water with multitudes of people and Paul says only God can give the increase. The last Adam was made a quickening spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45). Last Adam means there won’t be another, i.e. final Adam. The final Adam also known as the second man is the Lord from heaven (1 Corinthians 15:47). This is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:10-15). Nobody else can become the final Adam, if that was so then the Lord Jesus Christ cannot be the last Adam (Matthew 24:23-26, Mark 13:21-22).

WHERE IS GOD?  God lives within you.  If the kingdom of God is within us, then surely the King must also live there.  God has already come for us.  We are saved.  Why would we need someone to descend from heaven if we are saved.  We say that God dwells in our heart.  Which heart is that if we then say that God is above sun moon and stars.  If you can create this understanding then one can go to the Creation, Genesis 1, because There is now light.  The brother/sister under testimony can now see that there are things that they did not know and need to think about.

Ex-OAC:  This is typical reasoning by members of the OAC; they like to boast that they’re the only church not waiting for Jesus’ return.

God reigns from His holy throne in heaven (Psalm 47:8, Isaiah 6:1, Isaiah 66:1, Hebrews 4:16) yet He is omnipresent because He cannot be confined by time and space (Psalms 139:1-24).

Acts 7:48-50 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
as saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool:
what house will ye build me? saith the Lord:
or what is the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these things?

When we love Jesus and keep His words and commandments then He will manifest in us spiritually through the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost (John 14:15-31, John 15:26-27). The kingdom of God is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17).

This does not mean that Jesus won’t return (John 14:1-3, Acts 1:6-11, 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:5-12, Revelation 1:4-8).

STEP 2:  Differentiate between the Word of God and the Word of Man
GENESIS 1 - ...And God separated the waters from the waters.  There is a difference between the word of God and the word of man.  God’s word is:
1.    Overweighed.  Think before you speak.
2.    Uplifting.  One must feel positive after hearing this word.
3.    Spoken.  Word must be spoken in order for one to hear it.
4.    Creative:  Must create a desire to do something.
5.    Thought provoking:  You must be able to take something from what you have heard and apply it to your life.
The word of man is the opposite.  It does not build, but breaks down, does not create, but destroys.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but the waters were created (Genesis 1:1-5) before God made man (Genesis 1:26-31). The waters under the firmament can therefore not be the words of man. Ten times in Genesis 1 we read “God said”, and in Genesis 2:19-20 Adam called and gave names to living creatures. The first time we read “man said” is only in Genesis 3:12.

The five criteria in the list are as misleading as the rest of this document. The same criteria can also be applied in the secular world, the sports world or any man-made organization or religion. We should be like the Bereans who received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so (Acts 17:10-12). The Bible may hurt you with the truth, but it will never comfort you with a lie because a lie hurts forever.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Heaven and earth

1    Heaven

1.1  What is Heaven ?

Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Is a condition of rest unto the soul, blessedness and peace that we will taste if we submit ourselves in the house of the Father and become small as little children. Such a child is an angel in heaven and beholds the face of the father which is in heaven every day

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but notice that Matthew 18:10 is talking about the angels of the little ones and not the little ones as angels. There’s also no mention of what Heaven is.

1.2  Where is Heaven ?

Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
From this we understand that heaven is the place where we break bread. As such heaven must then be where ever the community (which we understand to be the members that make up the body of Christ) is gathered together in God’s name.

Ex-OAC: According to Strong’s, the word “conversation” is translated from the Greek word politeuma and is defined as:
a community, that is, (abstractly) citizenship (figuratively): - conversation.

When read in context it is clear that heaven isn’t a place where we “break bread”, but that those who look to heaven for the Lord Jesus Christ have a heavenly citizenship. Citizenship doesn’t mean you presently reside there, citizenship means it’s your home and where you actually belong at the end of the day. Being a South African citizen in China doesn’t mean you’re not physically in China. Citizenship can also change, you may be born in South Africa but at some stage you can become an Australian citizen when Australia becomes your home. Likewise, even though we’re physically present in the world, through Christ (John 8:23-24, John 18:36) we get a heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1) and a heavenly citizenship so that we become strangers and pilgrims on earth (Hebrews 11:13-16, 1 Peter 2:9-12).

Luke 12:32  Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Heaven is found within those to whom the kingdom is given. Starting with the Apostles chosen by God to receive the kingdom of heaven…..

Ex-OAC: Jesus was talking to his disciples of which He had many, not just the twelve apostles (Luke 12:1, Luke 12:22). Jesus was telling them to have no fear or be anxious (Luke 12:4-7, Luke 12:22-34), one’s life doesn’t consist of worldly riches (Luke 12:13-21).

If Heaven is within those to whom the kingdom is given, then by implication the “departed” would enter “apostolics” at a “sealing service”. That sounds more like possession than Heaven to me, Jesus drove spirits out of people instead of welcoming them into people (Matthew 4:24, Matthew 8:16, Mark 1:32-34, Mark 5:9-13, Luke 8:30-33).

Only Jesus has the key of David. There’s another key mentioned in the Bible, the key to the bottomless pit which is held by the star from heaven which had fallen to the earth (2 Corinthians 11:13-15, Revelation 9:1-11). Be wary of anyone on earth who claims to have any kind of key and authority to open up “doors” for the dead.

John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. .and including all those who believe in Christ through the words of the apostles.

Ex-OAC: Jesus prayed for eternal life to be given to as many as God had given him (John 17:2), the men given to Him out of the world (John 17:6) and also for them which shall believe on Him (John 17:20). Nowhere does Jesus say “through the words of the apostles”.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven
Heaven is that place that we go to when we are involved in the activities of the church and when we are living our lives in the way of God.

Ex-OAC: After Jesus ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit was poured out from heaven and filled Jesus’ disciples here on earth (Acts 1-2). It is the Comforter, the Spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit sent by the Father that abides with us, teaches us and reminds us of Jesus’ words (John 14:16-26, John 15:26, John 16:5-7, Acts 1:2, Acts 2:1-4, 1 John 5:7-8). When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we have the invisible kingdom within us because we will seek God’s will above our own fleshly lusts (Matthew 6:33, Luke 17:20-2).The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17).

Earth

1.3  What is Earth ?

The earth is in our minds. It is the place where the seed is planted. It is my heart of understanding.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative and this contradicts previous statements that “Earth = man” and “earth=man=is without form=without form because he is full of desire of man=void of the understanding of God and spiritual things”.

Thus the earth has earth in its mind according to this document.

We do read that the earth hangs on nothing (Job 26:7) and that the earth is round like a circle (Isaiah 40:22).

Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

1.4  Where is Earth ?

Proverbs 9:10 ….knowledge of the holy is understanding.
It is the place where I can grow my knowledge of the spiritual things.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but nowhere in Proverbs 9 do we read of earth as a place to grow your knowledge. Obviously because we all live on the planet earth, it would be the place where we grow up, learn and eventually die. But that is not what this verse is trying to say.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 15:32 ….he that heareth reproof getteth understanding
If I hear the word I will understand it better wand the seed in my heart of understanding (earth) will grow

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but nowhere in Proverbs 15 do we read of earth as the heart of understanding. When we die we will certainly return to dust and become part of the earth.

Proverbs 15:32-33 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Genesis 6:5
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Ex-OAC: Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Genesis 6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

Ex-OAC: Genesis 6:18 But with thee [Noah] will I establish my covenant;
and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

Genesis 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Ex-OAC: Genesis 22:17-19 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore;
and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
because thou hast obeyed my voice.
So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.

Ecclesiastes 8:16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

Ex-OAC: Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth;
that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked;
again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous:
I said that this also is vanity. Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry:
for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth:
(for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun:
because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it;
yea further;
though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Hebrews 6:7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

Ex-OAC: Hebrews 6:8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

The creation – Bread Break starts here

Genesis 1

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
What is In the beginning:
In the beginning of the creation of the spiritual man in me.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but this is shifting the focus from God to self-centred man. The beginning refers to the beginning of the whole of creation before anyone was even conceived. God is the Creator of heaven and earth and all things seen and unseen (Genesis 1:1-31, Exodus 20:11, Nehemia 9:6, Psalms 8:3-9, Psalms 33:6-9, Psalms 146:5-6, Psalms 148:1-5, Proverbs 16:4, Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 45:18, John 1:1-3, Acts 4:24, Acts 14:15-16, Acts 17:24-29, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:16-17, Hebrews 3:4, Hebrews 11:3, 2 Peter 3:3-7, Revelation 4:11, Revelation 10:6, Revelation 14:7). The heaven and earth existed long before we were even born. Heaven and earth didn’t wait for us to get born first.

Romans 1:20-23 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead;
so that they are without excuse:
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful;
but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

What is heaven:
Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Is a condition of rest unto the soul, blessedness and peace that we will taste if we submit ourselves in the house of the Father and become small as little children. Such a child is an angel in heaven and beholds the face of the father which is in heaven every day. It is a state of mind it is the place where we

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but notice that Matthew 18:10 is talking about the angels of the little ones and not the little ones as angels. There’s also no mention of what Heaven is and also no mention of a state of mind. Jesus’ disciples didn’t see Him ascend into a state of mind (Acts 1:9-11). John didn’t see a new Jerusalem coming down from a state of mind (Revelation 21:2).

Where is heaven:
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ.
From this we understand that heaven is the place where we break bread. As such heaven must then be where ever the community (which we understand to be the members that make up the body of Christ) is gathered together in God’s name.

Ex-OAC: According to Strong’s, the word “conversation” is translated from the Greek word politeuma and is defined as:
a community, that is, (abstractly) citizenship (figuratively): - conversation.

When read in context it is clear that heaven isn’t a place where we “break bread”, but that those who look to heaven for the Lord Jesus Christ have a heavenly citizenship. Citizenship doesn’t mean you presently reside there, citizenship means it’s your home and where you actually belong at the end of the day. Being a South African citizen in China doesn’t mean you’re not physically in China. Citizenship can also change, you may be born in South Africa but at some stage you can become an Australian citizen when Australia becomes your home. Likewise, even though we’re physically present in the world, through Christ (John 8:23-24, John 18:36) we get a heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1) and a heavenly citizenship so that we become strangers and pilgrims on earth (Hebrews 11:13-16, 1 Peter 2:9-12).

Luke 12:32  Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Heaven is found within those to whom the kingdom is given. Starting with the Apostles chosen by God to receive the kingdom of heaven…..

Ex-OAC: Jesus was talking to his disciples of which He had many, not just the twelve apostles (Luke 12:1, Luke 12:22). Jesus was telling them to have no fear or be anxious (Luke 12:4-7, Luke 12:22-34), one’s life doesn’t consist of worldly riches (Luke 12:13-21).

If Heaven is within those to whom the kingdom is given, then by implication the “departed” would enter “apostolics” at a “sealing service”. That sounds more like possession than Heaven to me, Jesus drove spirits out of people instead of welcoming them into people (Matthew 4:24, Matthew 8:16, Mark 1:32-34, Mark 5:9-13, Luke 8:30-33).

Only Jesus has the key of David. There’s another key mentioned in the Bible, the key to the bottomless pit which is held by the star from heaven which had fallen to the earth (2 Corinthians 11:13-15, Revelation 9:1-11). Be wary of anyone on earth who claims to have any kind of key and authority to open up “doors” for the dead.

John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
….and including all those who believe in Christ through the words of the apostles.

Ex-OAC: Jesus prayed for eternal life to be given to as many as God had given him (John 17:2), the men given to Him out of the world (John 17:6) and also for them which shall believe on Him (John 17:20). Nowhere does Jesus say “through the words of the apostles”.

Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven
Heaven is that place that we goto when we are involved in the activities of the church and when we are living our lives in the way of God.

Ex-OAC: After Jesus ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit was poured out from heaven and filled Jesus’ disciples here on earth (Acts 1-2). It is the Comforter, the Spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit sent by the Father that abides with us, teaches us and reminds us of Jesus’ words (John 14:16-26, John 15:26, John 16:5-7, Acts 1:2, Acts 2:1-4, 1 John 5:7-8). When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we have the invisible kingdom within us because we will seek God’s will above our own fleshly lusts (Matthew 6:33, Luke 17:20-2).The kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17).

What is earth:
Earth = man . The following texts in bible support this
Isaiah 66:7-8 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
The earth is man as it is described as having ears and had legs. I have never seen the ground having ears. This is a human personification. Therefore the earth must be man.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative. Elsewhere in this document we read “The earth is in our minds”.
Firstly, you will not find the words ears or legs in that whole chapter.
Secondly, it’s not only a man that has ears and legs; insects, animals, wheat, cups, tables and chairs also have ears and/or legs.
When people speak of Mother Nature, do we expect to see ears and legs everywhere in nature? When people speak of the mother of all disasters, do we expect to see ears and legs in the disaster?

Zion is the symbol of ancient Jerusalem or the Jewish religion. Jerusalem is being portrayed as a pregnant woman, not a man (she instead of he). The prophet Isaiah starts off with a series of rhetorical questions to prove that only God can let this type of birth take place. Please read the entire chapter to understand this in the correct context. Similarly Table Mountain is the symbol of Cape Town and Cape Town is referred to as the mother city of South Africa. Isaiah isn’t referring to the planet earth and neither is this proof that every instance where earth is mentioned in the Bible that a “man” is implied.

Revelation 12 verse 16 But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Again, earth opens it mouth and swallows. This again is a personification.

Ex-OAC: The earth helped the woman by opening her mouth. Earthquakes and sinkholes are a physical reality, read Numbers 16 and see how the earth opened her mouth and swallowed the people that gathered against Moses. Those people weren’t swallowed by a personification, a man or a mind.

Matthew 13                                                                Luke 8

Ex-OAC: This is confusing good ground with the earth as a planet. If the parable was about earth as a planet, then the other seed would’ve fallen on mars, jupiter, venus, saturn and any of the other planets in our solar system. But, the seed that fell on good ground are those that heard the word with honesty and goodness. The other seed fell by the way side, on the rock and among thorns. Remember, these are parables or illustrations spoken by Jesus to explain moral and spiritual truths. Take note, the field is the world, not the earth. The world refers to all of the living human inhabitants of the planet earth. See also how the parable in Matthew differs from the one in Luke. In Luke 8:11 the seed is the word of God. In Matthew 13:38 the good seed are the children of the kingdom. In Luke 8:15 the good ground are they which heard the word in an honest and good heart.

Psalm 50:1  The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
Again, the Lord calls the earth. For the earth to hear it requires human properties like ears, etc.
NOTE: here we could replace the word Earth with Man

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but no, we cannot replace the word earth with man. Did it repent the Lord that He had made man on the man (Genesis 6:6)? The whole of creation was spoken into existence by the Creator and the creation didn’t need ears to be created. Creation doesn’t need ears to be obedient when the LORD has spoken.

Ears aren’t needed to receive a calling, millions of deaf people all around the world can attest to that. Your bodily functions don’t need ears to hear the call of nature. Works of art don’t have ears when artists create them.

The earth isn’t made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26).
The earth doesn’t till the ground (Genesis 2:5).
The earth isn’t wicked with evil imaginations (Genesis 6:1-7).
The earth cannot be called father (Matthew 23:9).
The earth doesn’t build houses (Luke 6:49).
When Saul arose from the earth he saw no man (Acts 9:4-8).
The earth cannot pray for rain (James 5:17-18).

Psalm 24:1 The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 
Again we can easily replace the word earth with man.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but seriously? Try telling the Space Agency that we dwell in a man (unless you’re a germ or a tapeworm)...

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. 
Again, the earth is full of Knowledge is a personification. The earth must be man.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but there are instances where the Bible uses the word earth in a particular context to refer to all the nations of the earth (Genesis 11:1, Psalms 67:1-2, Psalms 72:19, Psalms 98:1-3, Isaiah 6:3, Isaiah 11:9, Habakkuk 2:14, Zechariah 14:8-9). The words and verses need to be read and understood in the context in which they were written. In other instances the Bible uses the words water or flood to refer to people and nations (Psalms 18:16, Psalms 124:2-5, Isaiah 59:19, Jeremiah 47:2, Revelation 17:15).

Ezekial 43:2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
The earth shines with his glory – again a personification.

Ex-OAC: Start reading at Ezekiel 40:1 then you will see that this was all part of a vision that Ezekiel saw in the twenty fifth year of their captivity. The LORD back then (Ezekiel 11:23) had left the city in an easterly direction and He will enter again from the east. Also read Revelations 21:10-11 to understand the context of His glory.

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Again a personification of the earth having knowledge. Man has knowledge, can easily replace word earth with man.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but no, we can’t easily replace the word earth with man. This verse actually goes a lot further than a singular self-centred man. In this context it means that all the nations of the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD.

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.
Here the earth must keep silence. Only a man can truly keep silence.

Ex-OAC: Men, women, children and nations can also keep silence. The verse is not referring to a man; silence isn’t only a man’s domain. This is a prophecy about the destruction of Judea and Jerusalem for the sins of the people. The silence is a sign of respect by the meek of the earth, and their obedience and submission to His judgments (Job 40:3-5, Psalms 46:10, Psalms 76:8-9, Zechariah 2:13).

Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day….
To hold witness is a human characteristic.

Ex-OAC: The heavens and the earth are called to witness against disobedient people when they are being addressed; reading the full chapter will make the context clearer. Please also read Deuteronomy 31:28 and Psalm 50:4 to understand the correct context.

Forensics uses various scientific tests or techniques to gather evidence from mute witnesses such as trace evidence. Trace evidence can therefore also witness against criminals in a court of law. The blood in the ground was also a witness against Cain when he slew Abel (Genesis 4:10).


2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
What is without form and void:
Without form = confused and unsure and does not know the glory of God.
Void = empty. In Afrikaans “woes en leeg” (where woes = ‘full of the desires of the world’, and leeg = ‘empty of spirit’).

Ex-OAC: It’s worth noting that the Old Testament wasn’t originally written in Afrikaans, but in Hebrew.

According to Strong’s, the word “without form” is translated from the Hebrew word tôhû and is defined as:
to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: - confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.

According to Strong’s, the word “void” is translated from the Hebrew word bôhû and is defined as:
(meaning to be empty); a vacuity, that is, (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin: - emptiness, void.

From the text and the definitions in Hebrew, it’s clear that there are no references to the earth not knowing the glory of God or being full of the desires of the world. How can the earth be full of the desires of the world if the earth wasn’t even wicked with evil imaginations (Genesis 6:1-7)?

1 Corinthians 15:43-47 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. 
It is clear that this is the creation of a spiritual body not a natural one.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but when the text is read carefully, we see that’s not what it says. The preceding verses also need to be read to understand the context:

1 Corinthians 15:35-42 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up?
and with what body do they come?
Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
All flesh is not the same flesh:
but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial:
but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars:
for one star differeth from another star in glory.
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption;
it is raised in incorruption:

We are sown in corrupt natural bodies of flesh but at the resurrection our bodies will be new spiritual bodies, not allegories or personifications (1 Corinthians 15:50-58). It is clear that Adam was the first man formed from the dust of the ground and it is clear that because we are his physical descendants, we will also return to dust when we die (Genesis 3:19). Take note that man was only formed on the sixth day (Genesis 1:27-31), an event that took place after the earth had already been created (Genesis 1:1-2).

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

God shared His breath with man and man became a living soul. Man wasn’t given a soul but became a living soul.

According to Strong’s, the word “breathed” is translated from the Hebrew word nâphach and is defined as:
to puff, in various applications (literally, to inflate, blow hard, scatter, kindle, expire; figuratively, to disesteem): - blow, breath, give up, cause to lose [life], seething, snuff.

According to Strong’s, the word “breath” is translated from the Hebrew word neshâmâh and is defined as:
a puff, that is, wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect or (concretely) an animal: - blast, (that) breath (-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit.

This breath should not be misconstrued as words spoken by some mere mortal or OAC member with a god complex. In the beginning the Word already was which means the Word is eternal and existed before the beginning (John 1:1-3). Ten times in Genesis 1 we read “God said”. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made (Psalms 33:6). John sums these all up as the Word that created all things. The Word spoken by God cannot be compared to words spoken by man.

James 3:5-10 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity:
so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature;
and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father;
and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. 
It is clear that there is a lack of understanding of God means that we lack the knowledge and ability to do good. We must understand the word to be able to do Good.

Ex-OAC: All the statements so far show a clear lack of understanding and Bible knowledge. I think the following verses are well worth remembering:

2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Jeremiah 4:22-23 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.It is clear that there is a lack of understanding of God means that we lack the knowledge and ability to do good. We must understand the word to be able to do Good.

Ex-OAC: Where were you when God created the earth (Job 38:2-41)?

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
God has to breathe the life of the spirit into you. Only when there is understanding can we get the spiritual life of a living soul forming within us.

Ex-OAC: This is like saying that when a child is born it has no soul because it has no understanding. Living soul implies that you’re alive as opposed to when you’re dead. Dead people no longer have the breath of life, quite literally! Those of you breathing and whose hearts are beating were all physically born as living souls because God gave us life; He alone is the giver of life. Spiritually you become a new creature when you become born again and there are enough verses in the New Testament to get this point across without twisting the Genesis account out of context. The same living soul in Genesis 2:7 was driven out of paradise and returned to dust just as we are destined to become dust when we die (Genesis 3:19).

Revelations 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
It is clear that when we become spiritual we will experience the second heaven and earth (a spiritual heaven and a spiritual earth (=man)).
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Ex-OAC: Very imaginative. Now let’s read what it really says in the Bible:
Revelation 21:1-8 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write:
for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things;
and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:
which is the second death.

These words were written by John, one of the twelve apostles and he was already spiritually gifted enough to receive these Revelations from God. He wasn’t “naturally” minded before receiving these Revelations because he already was a servant of God.

Revelation 1:1-3 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass;
and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein:
for the time is at hand.

Despite OAC members claiming to have seen a new allegorical heaven and earth, there is still death, sorrow, crying and pain in the OAC. There are still the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and liars going to church in their midst. The new heaven and earth that OAC members claim to see is very different to what John saw.

Ephesians 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.
This time before the creation (when we are void) is a time of no hope. Of great distance from God. Of confusion without God.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but Ephesians 2:12 is not talking about creation.

God had already created the heaven and the earth in the very first verse of the Bible (Genesis 1:1). The Bible doesn’t just consist of Genesis 1 and the New Testament.

Man was driven out of the garden of Eden for being disobedient (Genesis 3:23-24).
Man committed murder (Genesis 4:8).
Man became so wicked that it grieved God at His heart (Genesis 6:5-6).
After the flood, God scattered the people and confounded their language (Genesis 11:1-9).
That’s just some parts from the first book in the Bible and long before Ephesians was even written.

Now let’s read the quoted verse in context:
Ephesians 2:11-13 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

This was written for Gentile readers (Uncircumcision = non-Jew) because before Jesus Christ they were aliens from the commonwealth of Israel. Through the blood of Christ the Gentiles are graffed into the good olive tree (Romans 11:11-24). This was also a fulfilment of prophecy regarding the root of Jesse (Ruth 4:17-22, 1 Chronicles 29:26, Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 1:5-6, Luke 3:32, Acts 13:22-23, Romans 15:8-13).

Romans 8:5-8 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
To be void means that we have not yet put on/clothed ourselves with Jesus Christ
So void means to be fleshly or carnally minded i.e. to be busy with the things of the world and not the spirit.
It is clear that to be carnally minded means to be dead i.e. you have not been created. I will now be created from a natural to a spiritual being
To be spiritually minded however is to have life.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but Genesis 1:2 has got nothing to do with flesh or Romans 8:5-8. Flesh is mentioned for the first time in Genesis 2:21 when it describes how a woman was made from one of Adam’s ribs.

To be carnally minded means walking in the flesh such as adultery, fornication, uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, greediness, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings and such like (Matthew 15:18-20, Mark 7:20-23, Romans 1:25-32, 1 Corinthians 5:9-11, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 1 Corinthians 6:15-20, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 4:17-31, Ephesians 5:3-7, Colossians 3:5-9, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8, Hebrews 13:4-5, 2 Peter 2:4-10, Revelation 21:8, Revelation 22:15). It is these fleshly lusts which war against the soul and leads to death (Romans 8:13, 1 Peter 2:11).

Nowhere does the Bible say that because people are carnally minded they are not created. Man was created to have his own free will and it’s clear that the will of man isn’t always spiritual. Likewise the earth was dead before there was any life on it (Genesis 1:2), yet God created the earth (Genesis 1:1).

Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
To be void means that we have not yet put on/clothed ourselves with Jesus Christ.

Summary Point: earth=man=is without form=without form because he is full of desire of man=void of the understanding of God and spiritual things

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative and elsewhere in this document it states that “The earth is in our minds”. The Bible doesn’t say earth=man=is without form=without form because he is full of desire of man=void of the understanding of God and spiritual things.

When we clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, we don’t make provision for the flesh by fulfilling the lusts thereof. We put on Christ when we have been baptized into Christ. We need to put on a new self (Colossians 3:1-17) and live a new life in Christ (Ephesians 4:17-32).

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
What is spirit?
Spirit  = truth.

Ex-OAC: Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

According to Strong’s, the word “Spirit” is translated from the Hebrew word rûach and is defined as:
wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions): - air, anger, blast, breath

What is movement across the waters?
The face of the waters are the multitudes of people who the spirit is revealed to. These people may be known to us or not. They may have heard the word before but not understood. It is our job to make sure that when the water passes over them that they are left with a clear understanding so that they can see the light and become the second Adam.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but the waters were created (Genesis 1:1-5) before God made man (Genesis 1:26-31). The waters can therefore not be multitudes of people. People didn’t drown in a multitude of people (Genesis 7:6-24).

1 Corinthians 3:6-9 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

Apollos didn’t water with multitudes of people and Paul says only God can give the increase. The last Adam was made a quickening spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45). Last Adam means there won’t be another, i.e. final Adam. The final Adam also known as the second man is the Lord from heaven (1 Corinthians 15:47). This is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:10-15). Nobody else can become the final Adam, if that was so then the Lord Jesus Christ cannot be the last Adam (Matthew 24:23-26, Mark 13:21-22).



3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
What does the light and darkness mean to me:
Light=understanding. Darkness=lack of understanding.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but the first chapter is about the creation of the world. Light was there on the first day before man was even created (Genesis 1:26-31).

According to Strong’s, the word “light” is translated from the Hebrew word 'ôr and is defined as:
illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.): - bright, clear, + day, light (-ning), morning, sun

What does the evening and day mean to me:
Evening = the end of darkness = the finalizing of the period in my life when I lived in the flesh and not the spirit
Morning = the start of a spiritual life = the start of the light coming into my life

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but the first chapter is about the creation of the world. The cycle of evening and morning existed five times before man was even created (Genesis 1:8, Genesis 1:13, Genesis 1:19, Genesis 1:23).

According to Strong’s, the word “evening” is translated from the Hebrew word ‛ereb and is defined as:
dusk: -  + day, even (-ing, tide), night.

According to Strong’s, the word “morning” is translated from the Hebrew word bôqer and is defined as:
properly dawn (as the break of day); generally morning: -  (+) day, early, morning, morrow.

What does the divided the light from darkness mean to me:
We separate the fleshly thoughts from the spiritual ones. This can only happen when we understand the word of God. This is when we go out and testify and we clarify the understanding of the Word. It is then that we separate the flesh from the spirit

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative but it was God that divided the light from the darkness, not some self-centred man.

Genesis 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

John 1:4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Ex-OAC: Note that the verse says the life was the light of men.
Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12, John 9:5).
Jesus said He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).
The manifestation of the Word is the light of the world, namely Jesus.

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Psalm 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding
As we were the image of the earthly (Adam earth) we are now and will be forever the second Adam (man) made of spirit

Ex-OAC: The Bible speaks of the last Adam.

1 Corinthians 15:44-49 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul;
the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural;
and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy:
the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

The last Adam was made a quickening spirit (1 Corinthians 15:45). Last Adam means there won’t be another, i.e. final Adam. The final Adam also known as the second man is the Lord from heaven (1 Corinthians 15:47). This is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:10-15). Nobody else can become the final Adam, if that was so then the Lord Jesus Christ cannot be the last Adam (Matthew 24:23-26, Mark 13:21-22). Only through Jesus Christ can we become the sons of God and bear the image of the heavenly (John 1:10-14).

Isaiah 59:9-10 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
We were first in this darkness that is described above but now we are in the light and we have heard the word and understood it

Ex-OAC: Unfortunately many are still in this darkness without even realizing it because they follow the words of men instead of the Word of God.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Ephesians 5:8-11 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ephesians 5:8-11 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Why can we not understand? It is possibly because we are blind. Blind to the spirit
Jude 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Jude 1:10 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
What was the mystery = God in flesh. I must reveal Christ in me. This is only done through the spoken word of Testimony.

Ex-OAC: Jude 1:10 is quoted twice but with different words. The first one is correct; the second one is not recorded in Jude 1:10.

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit,
seen of angels,
preached unto the Gentiles,
believed on in the world,
received up into glory.

This verse is referring to the Lord Jesus Christ. For those of you under “testimony” through the spoken words of OAC members, remember the warning by Jesus:

Matthew 24:23-26 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there;
believe it not.
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders;
insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert;
go not forth:
behold, he is in the secret chambers;
believe it not.

   6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
   7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
   8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
   9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
   10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

3.  STEP 3:  Prepare the soil for the planting.

Ex-OAC: There was no soil prepared for planting, God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind (Genesis 1:11-12). There was not a man to till the ground (Genesis 2:5).

Explain the structure of our church. 

       What do the hands teach us?

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, the hands teach us that there’s no limit to man’s imagination as there is no such church structure in the Bible.

THE RIGHT HAND
The right hand is the strongest hand.  One cannot hold onto something without a thumb.  The thumb gives a hand its ability to unite all the fingers.  The Apostle is the right hand thumb.  He is the head of the family of members.
The prophet is the index finger next to the Apostle. The prophet ‘sees’ what is going to happen through dreams, visions and prophecies.  So we are never left alone or without direction.  The index points the direction
The evangelist is the longest finger in the right hand.  When you greet someone he is the one that approaches you first. 
The pastor is the ring finger of the right hand.  He is the shepherd of the flock.  He ensures that all the statues and ordinances are upheld in the community.
The teacher is the small finger of the right hand.  He ensures that teaching is passed on and implemented.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but the right hand is the strongest hand for only 90% of people. One can hold onto something without a thumb, however having opposable thumbs helps to grasp things more easily. The thumb does not unite all the fingers, but it has the ability to touch the other fingers.

Spiritual gifts are not literal titles, they are diverse gifts divided by one Spirit to every man severally as he will (1 Corinthians 12:3-11). We are complete in Christ because He is the head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:6-15).

The Apostle is not the right hand thumb, the Apostle is the High Priest of our profession and He is Christ Jesus (Hebrews 3:1). He sits on the right hand of the power of God (Matthew 26:64, Mark 14:62, Mark 16:19, Luke 22:69, Acts 5:31, Acts 7:55-56, Romans 8:34, Ephesians 1:20, Colossians 3:1, Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 8:1, Hebrews 10:12, Hebrews 12:2, 1 Peter 3:22). There is no mention of thumbs or fingers anywhere in these verses.

False prophets are known by their false prophecies. OAC officers are chosen according to “prophetic gifts”. When looking at the behaviour of these officers you have to wonder which “gift” put them in office.

Judging by this “evangelistic” document the “evangelist” doesn’t read the Bible either but gives it a huge middle finger by relying on his own imaginations.

The sketch is misleading in terms of the pastor and teacher. The OAC do not have these as two separate offices, but combined in the office of “overseer”. The ring finger and small finger are therefore fused and unable to wear a ring.

Matthew 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

THE LEFT HAND
The left thumb is the Elder.  The head of a community.  The one that is put in place to bring healing to those that are ill.  The elder can do handling.  Just like the Apostle is head of the Church, the Elder is head of his Community.  They therefore are linked together.
The next finger is the Priest.  He is the Shepherd of a community and responsible for warning his members of danger.  He must also ensure that his flock is safe.  He does this by using dreams, visions and prophecies.
Next is the Under deacon.  The longest finger of the left hand.  He is the one that helps the brothers and sisters to communicate the will of God to the world. Those that do not know God.
The Brothers and Sister make up the ring finger of the left hand.  They work with the Pastor to keep their flock safe.  They are responsible for their children.  The ring is also placed on this finger when a woman and man get married.  The ring symbolises Gods truth.  It is also a circle for it has no beginning and no end.
The last is not the least.  The small finger on the left hand symbolises the child.  The child works with the Teacher because they need to be taught the will of God.
If you put your hands together you see that the Apostle and Elder go together, Prophet and Priest, Evangelist and Under deacon, Pastor with Brother and Sisters and the Teacher with the Children and you have praying hands.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but only Christ is the head of every man and head of His church (1 Corinthians 11:3, Ephesians 5:23).

The elders refer to the respected senior citizens in the church that can be approached for prayer and anointing when people are sick (James 5:13-15).

Only Jesus Christ is the Shepherd, no “priest” can take His place (John 10:1-18, Hebrews 13:20-21, 1 Peter 2:20-25, 1 Peter 5:1-4).

There is no office in the Bible called “under deacon”, only deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13).

Regarding prayer, the Bible speaks of kneeling (1 Kings 8:54, 2 Chronicles 6:38, Psalms 95:6, Daniel 6:10, Luke 22:41, Acts 7:60, Acts 9:40, Acts 20:36, Acts 21:5, Ephesians 3:14) or standing (Mark 11:25, Luke 18:11) but never mentions putting hands together for prayer. Just before the Lord’s prayer, Jesus said that the left hand shouldn’t know what the right hand is doing while doing alms (Matthew 6:3-4).

When the Son of man comes in glory, the goats will be set on the left hand and condemned into everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:31-46).

The Church is also built in the form of a house.
The foundation of this house is the Apostle, Prophet with Jesus Christ being the Chief Cornerstone. (Eph. 4)  The four corners of the house is the Fourfold office.  The bricks are the members that are held together by:   Sand – Sin                        Water – Gospel                       Cement – Love

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but members should not be held together by sin (John 8:34, John 16:7-9, Romans 6:1-23, Romans 7:7-25, Romans 8:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:55-58, Galatians 2:17, Ephesians 4:22-32, Hebrews 3:12-15, Hebrews 10:26-29, Hebrews 12:1-2, James 1:12-18, 1 Peter 4:1-2, 2 Peter 2:12-22, 1 John 3:1-10).

1 Corinthians 5:6-13 Your glorying is not good.
Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened.
For our passover also hath been sacrificed, even Christ:
wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company with fornicators;
not at all meaning with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters;
for then must ye needs go out of the world:
but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner;
with such a one no, not to eat.
For what have I to do with judging them that are without?
Do not ye judge them that are within?
But them that are without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.

1 Corinthians 15:33-34 Be not deceived:
Evil companionships corrupt good morals. Awake to soberness righteously, and sin not;
for some have no knowledge of God:
I speak this to move you to shame.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers:
for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity?
or what communion hath light with darkness?
And what concord hath Christ with Belial?
or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever?
And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols?
for we are a temple of the living God;
even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them;
and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing;
And I will receive you, And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

James 4:1-9 Whence come wars and whence come fightings among you?
come they not hence, even of your pleasures that war in your members?
Ye lust, and have not:
ye kill, and covet, and cannot obtain:
ye fight and war;
ye have not, because ye ask not.
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may spend it in your pleasures.
Ye adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?
Whosoever therefore would be a friend of the world maketh himself an enemy of God.
Or think ye that the scripture speaketh in vain?
Doth the spirit which he made to dwell in us long unto envying?
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore the scripture saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.
Be subject therefore unto God;
but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:
let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

The door is surrounded by the Brother, Sister and Child.  The under deacon is the door for he allows people inside and out of this house. The windows are the Priest for he sees what is going to happen. 
The Roof is the Elder who needs to protect the community.

Ex-OAC: Very imaginative, but the “under deacon” which is non-existent in the Bible is not the door, only Jesus is the door (John 10:1, John 10:7, John 10:9, John 14:6, Ephesians 2:18-22, Hebrews 10:19-22). There is only one way for salvation, by man comes death but by Jesus Christ comes life eternal (1 Corinthians 15:20-23). There is only one REAL Jesus and He is the ONLY Messiah.


3 comments:

  1. Either you have not been to their church or you are an ex-member that feels agrivated by something thats has been said that hits the spot that was true and hurt because you were not living it

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    1. You’re entitled to your ad hominem opinion :-)

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  2. I followed the whole conversation and came to this conclusion, This officer of the oac Has not read one text ,you quoted. He was just

    waiting for your comment so that he could carry on with the testimony

    plan they teach, of their church. I have not seen such a blind man

    like this officer in a long time. These people firstly don't know how
    to read the bible. The text used is all out of context pertaining to
    the Truth . The bible warns us against them. But you are doing a
    great job trying to save them. I just want to say unto them, (oac) that Heaven and Hell is real. You still have a chance to repent. shalom.

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