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The Outer Darkness
Powerpoint presentation of the End
Times Outer Darkness
Not very much is taught about this intriguing
subject where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. And undoubtedly
when you do find something written about it, the Outer Darkness, is
usually said to be a place where un-believers in Yahshua are sent to
for destruction. Most teach that this is Hell.
For most of my Christian life, a agreed with
this because I couldn't find anything to the contrary. I prayed about
this about five years ago, because I knew what was being taught wasn't
right, but I had no clue to what was.
Then I came across an old tape of a few years
ago that my cousin had given me and low and behold, someone had
finally gotten the Truth from Yahweh. I began to study this in earnest
and this class reflects the Truth from that study.
I pray that this course will be of immense
light to you, for much darkness prevails on this subject that is of
the highest importance to those who earnestly seek to be
"conformed unto the image of Christ".
This Course will be broken into three
"classes". I would advise you to study the first class
before you proceed to the other two.
I can't even begin to tell you how many times and
how long I have studied this phrase," the outer darkness"
and came away knowing that I had not been given the revelation of it.
Only after having been given a tape from a dear brother in Yahshua, of
which the subject matter by the author of such, was concerning
"the outer darkness.
After reviewing the tape a couple of times very
carefully and prayerfully, I came to the conclusion, as I had done
while listening to the tape the first time, that it's author, Rick
Godwin, had indeed been given a revelation from Yahweh concerning this
After listening to this man of Yahweh teach
concerning this, I for the first time, I believe, really understood
that man cannot understand the real truth of scripture without the aid
of the Holy Spirit giving him the revelation of the truth. I realized
that no amount of time studying the word regardless of the length
would result in revelation, when relying solely on time spent. I knew
this because I had spent hours and hours doing just that concerning
the outer darkness, without any revelation.
I had of course listened to many other biblical
scholar's theories of what this phrase meant. All of them sounded
good, but I knew that there was something more to this subject than
what was being presented. In other words it was good preaching and
maybe the application could be construed as applicable, but yet I knew
the true intent in context had not yet been reached.
Also, as another dear
brother in Yahshua reminded me, this just reaffirms the scripture that
says the body of Yahshua is made up of many parts each having their
own function and part of that function is that different
believers get different revelations on certain subject matter even
though each of them may study with reverence and ask for personal
revelation concerning the same verse or verses.
I believe that this
way the Lord does things concerning the revelation of truth, may have
something to do with keeping one from getting puffed up. Yahweh
will however, give you revelation to build upon the revelation that
you received from another. In other words when the Holy Spirit, who is
The Teacher, reveals the truth to you of someone else's revelation
from him, he can teach you more about that same revelation that was
not included in the other persons revelation from Him.
In this chapter we will look at the verses that
speak of "the outer darkness". One might be surprised to
find that the word outer is found only four times in the entire Bible,
three times of which are found in Matthew of which all three deal with
the outer darkness. The other instance is recorded in Ezekiel and the
reference made there is of no less importance either, and highly
unusual to say the least. We will discuss that rendering briefly here,
but first, note also that Strong's Concordance says to look also at
the word UTTER for outer. Interestingly enough all the passages for
utter under 2435 are also found in Ezekiel only. The definition here
for utter is exterior, outward and without (1855) which is the word
used in Revelation
11:2 " ...the court that is without the temple leave out, and
measure it not.
I think you will find this chapter intriqing and
eye opening. Scriptures that heretofore have been baffling and unclear
in the least will hopefully come alive and take on new meaning.
I believe, that for the first time some parables
that you know have not been accurately intrepretated, will become
clear and give you new insight into the tribulation period, as it did
Since in studying the "outer darkness",
we are taken to parables, a brief message on parables must be given.
Some believe that parables are spoken to the
hearers to clarify or shed light on a truth. This is not true however.
Four things need to be understood about parables.
(1). Parables are about The
Mysteries of The Kingdom
(2). Parables were spoken when multitudes of people
were in attendance with the disciples when Yahshua was speaking.
(3). Parables were given to hide the truth from the
multitudes, not, to shed light on the truth or make plain some other
(4). Later, when alone
with his disciples, Yahshua explained the parables
"And the disciples came, and said unto him,
Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
He answered and said unto them, Because it is
given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom but to them it is
not given." Matthew
Now that we understand to whom these parables were
given so that inturn they would not be understood, one should ask,
what is a disciple, whom are the ones that the Lord wants to
understand the parable.
What is a
Being a Christian alone will not permit you to
understand Yahweh's Word. Yahshua had to explain to his disciples what
he meant concerning many of his parables. They didn't understand them
either. They had to continue to listen to him.
stretched forth his hand toward his disciples and said, Behold my
mother and my brethren! For
whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same
is my brother and sister and mother." Matthew
"If any man come to me, and hate not (love less)1
his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and
sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple2."
"So likewise, whosoever be of you that forsaketh not all that he
hath, he cannot be my disciple3."
"If ye CONTINUE
IN MY WORD4,
then YE ARE MY DISCIPLE5
indeed: And ye shall know the
truth and the truth shall make you free." John
doth not bear his cross6
(an instrument of capital punishment, exposure to death) and come
after me cannot be my disciple7."
"Let this mind be in you, which was also in
Christ Jesus." Phil.
himself, and became obedient unto death8,
even the death of the cross9."
"For unto you
it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him10,
but also to suffer for his sake." Phil.
"Remember the word that I said unto you, The
servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they
will also persecute you; if they will keep my saying, they will keep
yours also." John
Do you still want to
be a disciple of Yahshua?
"Therefore speak I to them in parables;
because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not,
neither do they understand.
"And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of
Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear and shall not
understand; and seeing ye shall see and shall not perceive." Matthew
Even many prophets and righteous men have desired
to see and hear things he had told the disciples. (Matthew
The ground that the Word falls on must be good. "But
he that received seed into the good ground is he that
hearth the word and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit,
and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
If you are not understanding the Word of Yahweh,
then your ground is not good and your are not bearing fruit,
especially a hundredfold.
One of the first questions that comes to mind is
"Who is cast into outer darkness?" In the three
scriptures that contain the phrase "outer darkness", it will
become obvious who will be cast into outer darkness.
Let's take a look at the first mention of this
phrase in Matthew
8:12,"But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out
into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. The
words that I want you to pay special attention to are "children
of the kingdom". I think that here it might be obvious. They are
the children of the kingdom of Yahweh. When you become a believer you
become a child of the kingdom. And so here it is Christians that are
"The field is the world; the good seed
are the children of the kingdom, but the tares are the children of
the wicked one." Matthew
Now let's go to the next mention of these words
"Outer Darkness". They are found in Matthew Chapter 22 which
is the chapter of the parable of the wedding feast. I'm sure you have
heard the teaching that this parable is about people being at the
Wedding of our Lord and that one at the wedding was found not to have
a wedding garment on and he was expelled from the wedding because he
was not a Christian.
"And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest
thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him
hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness;
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
To think that someone could find themselves in
heaven at the marriage of the Lamb and not be a Christian with his
wedding garment on and thus being cast out is ridiculous at best. What
I want you to see here is that maybe the interpretation is incorrect
concerning the spiritual condition of who was being cast into outer
darkness. I believe that it is a Christian. If the person at the
wedding was a guest(verse11) then, I believe there was no mistake that
he belonged there. There was no mistake with the invitations. The
guest was a Christian, but because he did not have his wedding garment
on, he was cast into outer darkness. We will get into what the outer
darkness is but first we should settle who is cast into it. So far two
of the three scriptures mentioning the outer darkness, seem to
indicate the persons cast into it are Christians.
The other scriptures that mention the phrase is in Matthew
25:30,"And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer
darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
The preceding verses beginning in verse one deal
with the famous parable of the Ten Virgins and
the parable of the Talents.
The first verse of the parable of the ten virgins says,"
then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which
took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom." Here
again the parable deals with the kingdom of heaven. I don't believe
there is any non believers in the kingdom of heaven. Here again, I
believe it is Christians that are cast into outer darkness. They are
also called servants in these verses, even though unprofitable ones.
Now we should take a look at
possibly why Christians would be cast into outer darkness. As we do
this, three reasons will stand out as to why. There are some qualities
that are missing in the lives of these Christians. They are
Christians, but nevertheless, they are cast ,not out of heaven,
but into "outer darkness".
In the Laodicean Church
One only need to go to Revelation
3:18 to find the three qualities that are missing, that caused
Yahshua to say that he would spew them (the ones of the Laodicean
Church) out of his mouth.
counsel thee to buy of me gold
tried in the fire1,
that thou mayest be rich; and
that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do
not appear ; and anoint
thine eyes with eyesalve3,
that thou mayest see." Rev.
Coincidently, we will find in the three parables
where the "outer darkness" is mentioned, these same three
ingredients that were missing in the Laodicean Church.
Before we look into these three parables by Yahshua,
let it be brought to your attention, that these qualities, must be
found in each individual Christian before the beginning of the Great
Tribulation period. Once this period of time begins, it is too late,
as we shall see, and you will be a part of that Laodecian Church that
Yahshua will spew out of his mouth.
Boldness & Underlining Mine
We will see that the "gold tried in the
fire" is GREAT FAITH, that the "white raiment" is
PURITY or RIGHTEOUSNESS and that to "anoint thine eyes with eye
salve" represents THE ANOINTING of which only God can give.
Now let's look at the first parable.
The first quality that a Christian must possess to
not be thrown into "Outer Darkness" is Great Faith. Jesus
spoke to the Laodecian Church about it as we saw.
"I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in
the fire, that thou mayest be rich;......" Rev
"Verily I say
unto you, I have not found so great faith1,
no, not in Israel.
And I say unto you, That many shall come
from the east and west, and shall set down with Abraham, and Isaac,
and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
But the children of
the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth2
And Jesus said unto
the centurion, Go thy way; and
as thou hast
so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame
In no uncertain terms
Jesus declares that Great Faith was attributed to the centurion to
whom he was speaking and because he hast believed (used his faith, for
faith without works is dead), his servant was healed. But there would
be others (children of the
kingdom) that would be cast into outer darkness. I
believe the implication is obvious, that the reason these (children of
the kingdom) would be cast into outer darkness, is because their LACK
of Great Faith.
"Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for
a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold
trial of your
being much more precious than that
that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found
unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus
"Behold, I have refined thee, but not with
silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." Isaiah
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the
fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened
unto you." 1Peter
"But in all things approving ourselves as
the ministers of God, in much patience, in affliction, in necessities,
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in
labours, in watchings, in fastings." IICorn. 6:4,5
"Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of
our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the
afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God." II
"But watch thou in all things, endure
afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy
It is in the furnace of affliction that our faith
God is not speaking about saving faith, to become a
Christian, but the faith afterwards upon becoming a Christian that is
tried by the afflictions and persecutions and hardships.
And to those of you who would say that these verses
found in the epistles (letters) to Timothy and Peter, were directed
only to them, I say poppycock. To say that only they, being apostles,
would or should endure these hardships, is nonsense.
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your
adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he
Whom resist steadfast in the faith knowing that the
same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the
Just because things that happen in our life are not
to our choosing or liking, many times we want to rebuke them, as
though they are from the devil.
I firmly believe that in most cases, these are from
God, to try our faith, that it may come forth as gold in the furnace
of affliction. If we do not, through patience, learn to endure through
these trials, but spend most of our time rebuking the devil and asking
God to deliver us from these things before we learn anything, the
trial will have been to no avail and producing nothing good in our
spiritual growth. Without hardships, afflictions and persecutions, we
cannot spiritually grow.
If we cannot allow God to refine us during the time
of usual afflictions, hardships, and persecutions, the "trying of
our faith", which will produce the kind of faith necessary for
the Great Tribulation, then it will be too late.
If you read my first
book "The Tribulational Saints", you'll remember that the
man-child born into the world at the beginning of the Great
Tribulation allowed Christ to be formed in them( them-representing the
many Christians that allowed this to happen). And that this
is a fulfillment of Ephesians
4:11-14, at such time those who became the man-child, had each of
the "fourfold ministry" gifts operating in them.
" And he gave some apostles; and some
prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of
the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
TILL WE ALL come in
the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a
PERFECT MAN,, unto the measure of the stature of the FULLNESS
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed
to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the
sleight of man, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait TO
"My brethren count it all joy when ye
fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this that the trying of your faith
But let patience have her perfect work, that YE
MAY BE PERFECT and entire wanting nothing." James
''But the god of all grace, who both called us
unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a
while, make you PERFECT, stablish, strengthen, settle you. "
Without allowing Yahweh to "try our
faith", (put it to use) we cannot become
perfect or "mature". We stop Yahshua from being
formed in us. We cannot walk in his fullness.
if we are alive when the "GREAT TRIBULATION", begins,
not "GREAT FAITH", by allowing it to previously be
tested it will fail during the Great Tribulation. We (children of the
Kingdom of God) will be cast into Outer Darkness.
"But the children of the kingdom shall be
cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of
"We must through much tribulation enter
into the Kingdom of God." Acts
So here in this parable given by Yahshua, we see that
faith is that which is tried in the fire of affliction, and that faith
as "gold" is the first quality required to not be
cast into " outer darkness," and also the first
quality that Yahshua tells the church (Christians) in Laodicia to get.
" I counsel
thee to buy of me gold (faith) tied in the fire, that thou mayent be
Incidentally, if you are rich with what Yahshua
says, you won't need to take the mark of the beast, to either buy or
sell, because you are rich with what it takes to purchase what you
need, which by the way comes from the Father in Heaven.
For Class "Two"
person called Jesus Christ born on Dec.25th never
is a made up figure/person by Rome to bring a false
peace amongst the peoples they conquered and to deceive. Jesus
Christ is not Yahshua the
Nazarene born in Bethlehem during the "feast
of tabernacles" and
the true Messiah of Israel and the world, the Son
of Yahwah. Jesus Christ is an imposter and antichrist!!