The parable of the horse race
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A man named Dennis went to the race track to spend the day betting on the horses, feeling lucky that he would win a lot of money. He sat on the third row to watch the upcoming race, having bet a thousand dollars on his favorite horse called, "The Lord's Unstoppable White Horse". There were 12 starting gates, and when the gates opened, he was shocked to see 11 men come running out of the gates instead of horses, and one man walking, seeming confused. About a quarter of the race through, the Lord Jesus Christ just appeared out of nowhere and approached the lagging walking man, and Dennis did not know how he knew it was the Lord but he just knew. The Lord walked up to the lagging walking man and handed him a baton, around which was wrapped scrolls of paper. The man took the baton from the Lord, unwrapped the scrolls and read them. Then he fell to his knees and cried and puked. After a time, he got back up and started running with the baton, soon catching up to the other 11 men about half way around the track and kept running past them. The Lord appeared to the other 11 men and also gave them scrolls but no baton. Likewise the 11 men fell to their knees when they read the scrolls and cried and puked, before getting back up and continuing the race. About 3/4 of the way through the race, the once lagging man with the baton wrapped with scrolls, who was now in the lead, suddenly collapsed and died on the race track, the other 11 men passing his dead corpse and continuing on to eventually cross the finish line.
The Lord walked up to the dead man and took the baton wrapped with scrolls out of his cold dead hand and started to walk up to Dennis in the third row, still dumbfounded by all he was watching and did not understand. The Lord eventually got near enough to hand Dennis the baton and said, "Read the scrolls on this baton. The dead man on the track is the Apostle Paul and the other 11 men were my other apostles." Dennis read the scrolls as commanded and also fell to his knees and cried and puked, now understanding the disturbing revelations the apostles knew. The Lord said, "Your inner soul has been crying out to me all your life to understand the experience of myself and the elect. Now you know the revelations, but still need time to fully digest them and renew your mind." "So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, 'Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.'" (Revelation 10:9, NIV) The Lord continued, "Paul took 13 years to do what will take you about 18 years. The knowledge of universal salvation is sweet news at first, in the simple mouth stage of digestion it tastes good and sounds wonderful, but upon deeper digestion (meditation) it turns your stomach sour, and gives one a really bad stomach ache. Universal salvation is not meant to give greater excuse to sin, and let God fix one after death, though everybody takes it that way at first. Rather universal salvation, understood properly, takes away ALL excuses to sin. I will let you figure that one out over the next 18 years. There are many disturbing implications to universal salvation, especially the illusion of free will necessary to bring this about, and my total sovereignty then over causing both good and evil will always disturb the stomach a bit if you overthink it, and also obedience unto death, spiritual death to self will, and even physical death if necessary, simply for love for me and other elect, is the bane of existence of the true elect. As human, my total sovereignty is not meant to be fully understood, and even as human I grappled with it. Learn to trust me implicitly and completely. You still have to overcome the alien-god deception in the heart, which is likewise disturbing, as it is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit belief, and the alien-god deception will be even more disturbing when it happens in outward reality, but I will not tell you yet if you will live to experience this outwardly. Opponents of universal salvation will accuse YOU of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, because it implies forced salvation, which children of the devil say God NEVER forces truth (Christ) on anybody because that is wrong, while they hypocritically force their truth on you right there, passionately arguing and pushing their truth that forcing truth is wrong. While they try to force you to accept that supposed "truth", their hypocrisy is glaringly obvious because if evil people can try to force their truth, can not the Father of love who I represent do the same with 100% loving motivations and the guaranteed goal of their very eternal life? People who think in such hypocritical and contradictory ways do NOT have eternal life yet, but one day they will because I choose to save everybody in my way and timing. I just highlight some of the things you have yet to face. When you are ready, you will finish Paul's race and carry his baton across the finish line, for Paul did not cross the finish line and yet he did."
Dennis said, "I don't understand. I see Paul collapsed before the finish line, but I don't understand what you mean that he actually did cross." The Lord said, "I define who wins the race, and I say Paul is the only apostle who really understood me the most. He crossed the finish line in style, even though he collapsed 2000 lengths before the finish line, a year for each length, as he died 2000 years ago. Ostensibly history records the Roman government cut his head off, but I say he died of exhaustion, running the hardest and trying the hardest of any of the apostles, taking nothing for granted, living his life AS IF he could earn his salvation with his obedience, while in reality trusting only in my universal salvation grace and sovereignty for salvation. But even Paul took 13 years to get it. He will cross the finish line in you."
Dennis asked, "I still don't understand, how I can cross the finish line for Paul?"
The Lord said, "Paul was the only apostle with a baton. You now carry that baton. I christen you Paul the second, and his revelations, understandings, and heart, I now give to you, as you desired and asked."
Dennis queried, "When did I ask for this?"
The Lord said, "Deep in your heart you have always been asking for the Elisha blessing. As Elisha asked Elijah for a double portion of his spirit, you have also always wanted a double portion of Paul's spirit, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. When you cross the finish line of life, I see it as Paul finally finishing what he started, and what he wished he could be alive to preach just before the end of the age and my second coming. Paul could have never hoped to have a worldwide audience with internet technology as you do. He had to learn to make political type compromises sometimes with insincere glory grabbers and money motivated people to propagate my basic message. "The former (enemies of the gospel) preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice." (Philippians 1:17, NIV)
The Lord continued, “Most preachers in today's modern world are still mostly motivated by their desire for ‘15 minutes of fame’ and money, or they would not preach so many lies in my name. You do not have to do this. Your gift of being a loner and fiercely individualistic in your faith and relationship with me has its advantages at this time. Never before in history has internet technology enabled one man to have potential opportunity and ability to reach the whole world with the full and real truth. The full and real truth is not popular or marketable material, but I will purge you of concerns about such. Along with a double portion of Paul's spirit, expect a double portion of Paul's unique ‘blessing’, the ability to endure suffering, which is unavoidable and simply comes with the job, because of the devilish nature in man, which I release you to proclaim to the world! ‘For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.’ (Acts 9:16)
“As Elijah promised Elisha a double portion of his spirit if Elisha saw him taken to heaven in a fiery chariot, I ask you now to tell me what do you see, Dennis?"
And Dennis saw the Lord standing in a fiery chariot the size of a tank, and the Lord was three times the size of a normal man, also ablaze with fire, chariot lead by 12 fiery horses, also three times normal animal size. Angels surrounded the chariot and blasted trumpets as the whole procession went up into heaven. That was 18 years ago and Dennis/Paul has only just begun.