This is an OAC document explaining why “The Sealing” is required from the OAC perspective. My comments are in blue font. - Ex-OAC
I am requested to present myself for Sealing, What for? What does it mean?
All gentiles i.e. before Christ Jesus were known as heathens as they were not of the chosen race namely Jews who was the only race who knew and worshipped God.
Ex-OAC: Not all Gentiles were known as heathens, the word Gentile is translated from the Hebrew word gôy which could mean Gentile or heathen or nation or people. It’s the same word used when Abraham was promised that he would become a great (gôy) nation (Genesis 12:2, Genesis 17:4-5, Genesis 25:23, Genesis 48:19).
Abraham was a Hebrew (Genesis 14:13) and he was the father of Isaac, and Isaac was the father of Jacob. Jacob became Israel and from him the twelve tribes of Israel. Judah was one of the sons of Israel and it’s from this tribe that we get the term “Jew”.
Jews are not a race, Moses married an Ethiopian woman (Numbers 12:1) and Ruth was a Moabite who gave birth to David’s grandfather Obed (Ruth 4:17-22).
|Ethiopian Jews (also read Acts 8:27-28)|
The word of God was kept within the Jewish race and was handed down from Father to Son and thus the Knowledge of God and his creation was unknown to the Gentiles.
Ex-OAC: The knowledge of creation as understood by the Jews and Christianity in general is quite different to how the OAC interprets the creation account of Genesis 1. The OAC believe for instance that the earth is the mind of a mortal man.
Only the Jews were God’s children, notwithstanding the fact they worshipped God they were bound by the Laws of Moses which prevented them access to the promised salvation. Hence the coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ, who, being a perfect Jew and thus the only Jew to fulfill the law, opened a new way of salvation unto them by way of the cross.
Ex-OAC: It wasn’t only Jews that followed Moses out of Egypt; it was all of the children of Israel (Exodus 1:1-7).
Christ was with them when they followed Moses out of Egypt (1 Corinthians 10:1-4). Many of them were overthrown in the wilderness because they lusted after evil things, idolatry, fornication etc. (1 Corinthians 10:5-11).
Jesus wasn’t a mere Jew; He is the Son of God who was there from the very beginning of creation (John 1:1-3). Much like the paschal lamb was slaughtered and its blood on the door posts kept the angel of death away from the children of Israel (Exodus 12:5-20, Leviticus 23:4-7), likewise Jesus became our Passover Lamb and through His blood we are saved from death (Hebrews 7:24-27, Hebrews 10:4-14, 1 Peter 1:18-19). Without the blood of sacrifice there is no remission (Leviticus 17:11, Hebrews 9:22).
Passover is revealed in many Messianic prophecies:
Daniel 9 - the specific time when Messiah would be cut off
Zechariah 9 - we are told of His triumphal entry into Jerusalem
Psalms 41 - He would be betrayed by a friend
Zechariah 11 - He would be sold for thirty pieces of silver
Isaiah 53 - He would be wounded for our sins and transgressions
God’s fulfillment of prophecy is so perfect down to the hour that there’s no way that this could be a coincidence.
By the grace of Jesus Christ the way of salvation was than extended unto all mankind Jews and Gentiles. His grace gave the gentiles who were not Gods Children the privilege to be adopted and in so doing became a Co-Heir with Christ it was and is necessary to be reborn or born of god.
Ex-OAC: Notice the small letters for “god”.
Today we realize that we are born of FLESH out of natural parents, hence we bear the image of flesh. The three major constituents we therefore bear in our bodies as living is; Water ~ Blood ~ Spirit. As is the natural so likewise the spiritual.
Therefore to become a Co-Heir with Christ it is now imperative that I became a new creature, a creature born of God. That means that a major change must take place in my life.
Ex-OAC: The malefactor that was crucified alongside Jesus believed that Jesus is the Lord (Luke 23:39-43). Jesus didn’t tell him to first do this or first do that or go searching for a “light” after he died. Through his belief in Jesus as the Lord he became assured of a place in paradise. Believing that Jesus is Lord and Messiah is the first priority (The REAL Jesus, Jesus is the ONLY Messiah).
It is therefore needful for me to undergo a rebirth as a new birth, so as to gain access to God’s salvation. WHY? For this reason that God is spirit and the rebirth has to be out of God who is spirit. This means a complete change in my life .a change of person to become a new creature. This change can only come about by~ WATER ~ BLOOD~ SPIRIT. A spiritual rebirth.
THE REBIRTH: FIRTLY BY WATER
The Water of Jesus Christ which explains itself in St John 4v14 in which Jesus said to the woman the well.”Give me water to drink, and I shall give you water, that if you drink it you shall never thirst “this water of Jesus Christ is the spiritual water that will cleanses the mind and prevents a man from thirsting after unrighteousness, by his “word” The water therefore means The preaching of the word or Testimony which I received from the members of the church.
Ex-OAC: The water that Jesus is referring to is the salvation that He obtained for us, it’s the water that will enable us to live forever (Isaiah 12:3, Revelation 21:6, Revelation 22:1, Revelation 22:17), He quenches the deepest thirst that man has for God and salvation (Psalms 63:1, Isaiah 41:17-18, Isaiah 55:1, Amos 8:11-13). The water is the Spirit which is received by those who believe on Jesus (Isaiah 12:3, Isaiah 44:3, Isaiah 58:11, Ezekiel 47:1-12, John 7:37-39, Acts 2:1-41, Colossians 3:16). Salvation is also for those who are illiterate, physically deaf and physically blind.
The Sealing Cont//
In Isaiah 8 v 16 the Lord said “Bind the testimony……in my disciples “It is through this testimony by members that convinced me , brought me unto repentance and trough this water was my mind washed of all unclean spirits such as hatred.selfishness ect.
Ex-OAC: Let’s take a closer look at the verse being quoted.
Isaiah 8:16 Bind up the testimony
(te‛ûdâh in Hebrew - attestation, that is, a precept, usage: - testimony),
seal the law
(tôrâh in Hebrew - a precept or statute, especially the 10 commandments or the Pentateuch: - law) among my disciples.
Those who speak not according to the law and to the testimony have no light in them (Isaiah 8:20).
His Word is a light to my feet (Psalms 119:104-105), the Holy Scriptures makes me wise unto salvation through faith which is in Jesus (2 Timothy 3:15-17). Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb, they who have the testimony of Jesus worship God and the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Revelation 19:6-10).
This the washing of the water by the word is confirmed in Ephesians 5 v 26
Similarly it is recorded in 1 Peter 3 v 20 that 8 souls were saved by water, a like figure whereunto even Baptism doth save us (Not putting away the filth of the flesh but the answer of a good conscience toward God) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Ex-OAC: It’s not just any word spoken by a mere mortal that purifies the soul, one is born again by the incorruptible and eternal word of God (1 Peter 1:22-23).
THE REBIRTH: SECONDLY BY THE BLOOD
Blood refers to suffering (upon the cross or the sacrifice made by the body of Jesus Christ (Which is the church) as Jesus scarified his blood upon the cross in order to reconcile man unto God so through the sacrificing of his blood today for me through his anointed officers who labored, sacrificed themselves for me by doing so were my transgressions blotted out I was reconciled onto God.
Ex-OAC: Firstly, Jesus Christ isn’t the OAC or any other church for that matter. To say that Jesus Christ is the church is the same as saying the husband is the wife! They may be one flesh but they are still two distinct people. He is the head of the church and the savior of the body (Ephesians 5:23-33, Colossians 1:18).
Secondly, there is ONE mediator between God and men, the MAN Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5-6), there is no need for any other sacrifices to be made today for sin (Hebrews 7:24-27, Hebrews 10:10-14).
To undergo this “Sealing” in the OAC is to deny the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for you and you are still dead in your sins (1 Peter 1:18-19).
The anointed officers in the church are dully authorized by the apostle to administer the Holy Communion representing the shedding of his blood and the sharing (breaking) of his body. They are officers of reconciliation sent by Christ.
Ex-OAC: The OAC officers weren’t sent by the original Christ, they broke away from the New Apostolic Church which broke away from the Catholic Apostolic Church which first emerged in London in 1832 (The schism tree).
THE REBIRTH: THIRDLY BY THE SPIRIT
This is the final stage of my rebirth in which having my understanding opened by the water (Testimony of the word by the members) through the blood by forgiving of my transgressions by the anointed officers, I was endowed from on high with a new spiritual mind and a tongue to speak a spiritual language I am now possessed with a cloven tongue like as of fire for I have become a fiery person with eagerness to converse godliness with others so that what I have I am desirous to impart unto others.
Ex-OAC: This is false understanding based on the false interpretation of the word water and the lie that the daily sacrifices by priests can save you (Hebrews 7:24-27, Hebrews 10:10-14).
There’s a false understanding that the whole Bible needs to be understood as an allegory (Spiritual vs Natural).
All this is confirmed by the Apostle in the Administering of the 3rd Sacrament that is of the Holy Ghost which is also known as “The Sealing” or the laying on of the hands of the Apostle.
In the past, due to ignorance there was confusion as to the laying on of the hands of the Apostle or the receiving of the Holy Ghost as to whether the Holy Ghost was given on the day of the sealing or before.
Ex-OAC: I discussed the above in more detail in my post about the apostle laying hands.
In order to clarify this misunderstanding I wish to state that I am not the apostle but merely a servant of the Apostle (Hebrews 3 declares (“Consider the Apostle and High Priest of our Profession Christ Jesus) which is the entire church as Paul says “Ye are the body of Jesus Christ”
Ex-OAC: It’s good to see some honesty, you’re right, you’re not an apostle.
However, when Paul said we are the body of Jesus Christ, he meant in terms of being the bridesmaid (Matthew 25:1-13, Revelation 19:7-9) because Jesus is the Bridegroom (Matthew 9:14-15, Mark 2:18-20, Luke 5:33-35, John 3:27-29, Ephesians 5:23-32).
You may also like my post regarding apostles today.
The Sealing Cont//
The day of sealing the apostle lay’s his hands upon your head saying “Receive the Holy Ghost” In doing so he merely confirms the work already done by the faithful members of the church who are the hands of the Apostle that were laid upon your head at the time of the testimony and who opened your understanding.
Ex-OAC: When Samaria had received the word of God, Peter and John didn’t go and confirm the word of God that Samaria had already received. They received the Holy Ghost only after Peter and John had laid hands on them (Acts 8:14-17).
When Paul laid hands on the disciples at Ephesus it wasn’t a confirmation of anything done by Apollos. After laying hands on them the Holy Ghost came on them and they spoke in tongues and prophesied (Acts 19:1-6).
Thereafter on the second round during the sealing the Apostle dips his forefinger into the vessel of oil and makes a cross upon your forehead whilst saying “GOD the father seals you” The cross denotes again suffering and blood. This is the sign that by the blood of Jesus Christ were you purchased of God. The OIL represents the anointed power of GOD which is the Holy Ghost.
Ex-OAC: You confirmed that you believe the “blood of Jesus Christ” to be:
“…the sacrificing of his blood today for me through his anointed officers who labored, sacrificed themselves for me…”
This is completely false and un-Biblical. The only seal you receive is that of an organization calling itself the OAC.
This is the seal of GOD which is confirmed in Isaiah 8 v 16 “Seal the laws in my disciples” The laws are the ordinances of the church (Tenth, testifying – which have being carefully explained to you by the anointed officers before taken up in the church.
Ex-OAC: You would’ve been told that the earth is man, that light is enlightenment (gnosis), that water is the words spoken by OAC members and that heaven is inside the members of the OAC.
This seal (The sign of the cross) confirm the work of the anointed offices that were authorized in the administration of the Holy Communion to reconcile you with God (The blood upon the cross)
The cross upon your forehead which the Apostle made with oil indication that the anointed officers have comforted you by accepting you into his holy body and that you are no longer orphaned. You have a new father (Which is God the word) and a Mother (Which is Sarah the church) your mind have they calmed with oil which is the comforting spirit of the Holy Ghost.
Ex-OAC: Simply stated, the words spoken by any OAC officer assigned to you now become your father (Matthew 23:8-10, John 8:39-47) and the OAC becomes your mother (Galatians 4:26). Compare this statement with the verses between brackets.
Having now being sealed I have now (according to the scriptures) become (Begotten of God) hence I am a child of God and therefore a joint heir with Christ and his salvation.
This the way of salvation has being opened unto me
Ex-OAC: 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.