What is the Kingdom of God? Is it a state to be reached in the heart, the search for a feeling of peace within? Or is it a place far away from this earth, way up in heaven somewhere?
Those unaquainted with the word of God may believe so. But just using one verse from the Holy Bible will give a completely earth shattering and real life meaning to this phrase, Kingdom of God. It is found in Daniel chapter two, verse 44.
"And in the days of these Kings, shall the God of heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the Kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever"
Here, the Kingdom of God destroys the kingdoms of this world and, they are replaced by this Kingdom of God which will reign forever on this earth. What better news could there be?
That there is a God who cares about us here on this earth, and has already, long ago made plans to reverse all of the pain and sorrow and sickness and death and hopelessness we now all experience in this world. This, he reveals in his word.
Certainly this deserves our serious consideration and examination!!!
When will this Kingdom of God come, and how will it happen?
"And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD (YHWH) shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth..........The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shake like a tent in a storm, and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall and not rise again." Isaiah 24.
As explained in Holy Scripture, God will lead the nations into war with him, after satan, the chief rebel against God, the enemy of all mankind, and who is the source of all of earths problems and pains and woes will be cast out of heaven, and rule as absolute ruler here on this earth for a period of three and one half years, or forty two months, or one thousand, two hundred, and sixty days. During this time he will demand absolute submission and obedience from all who dwell on the earth, and those who do not comply must be killed. But do not fear, God has prepared a way of escape for all who love him in righteousness and in truth.
This scenario is spoken of in the highly symbolic book of Revelation chapter 12 among other places. The persecution of the faithful witnesses of God will be swallowed up, by those coming to their aid, and with God's help and blessings, as Jesus also spoke of in Mathew 25; those who come to the aid of his brethren at that time
. "For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat : I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger and ye took me in: Naked and ye clothed me: I was sick and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him saying, when saw we thee an hungered and fed thee? Or thirsty and gave thee meat?When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
This is the division that will occur throughout the whole earth at this time. Some will gather with satan and with the kingdoms of this world. But those who love God and who love what is right, and the light and liberty that God gives them, will gather with the disciples of Christ, who will not bow nor sucumb to the devil and his world wide deception at this time. They will flee from this satanic reign For satan will actually "oppose and exalt himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." 2 Thesalonians 2:4.
"But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys,all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity." Ezekiel 7:16.
These are the ones depicted in Revelation the seventh chapter, verse 14. "These are they which come out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb."
Yes, they too will experience great tribulation for siding with Christ and refusing to take the mark of the beast , wherein no man could buy or sell, lest he recieved the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:14. In fact, within this relatively brief period of history, the whole earth will experience a time of tribulation as Jesus said...
"For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved." Mathew 24:21,22.
But these who side with Christ and wash their robes in his the blood will be saved, and Christ tells them in Mathew 25:34..."Come, ye blessed of my father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world!"
This Kingdom is the Kingdom for which Jesus taght us to pray. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven" This is the Kingdom that will bring blessings to men that so numerous and wonderful that "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him" 1 Corinthians 2:9.
How could we not love such a wonderful God and father as this he is!
And so it will be ! "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!".Revelation 21
May we then keep on the watch and be ready for when our Lord returns. May we study his word and ask and seek for more understanding in these things. For truly there is nothing that can be compared in value, anywhere in the entire universe! It is a treasure, a pearl of the greatest value, and we must be willing to give our all in the attainment of it. For it is truly worthy of our everything!. Mathew 13:34-36.
I have just scratched the surface of this topic and all that is contained in the Holy Scriptures in reference to it. For it is the thread that runs through the entire bible, and is referred to from Genesis to Revelation. The Kingdom of God, with Jesus Christ as King, is what will restore the garden paradise of perfection lost in Eden, to this entire earth. I would love to personally share more with you and answer all of your questions. Just write to me, and you will recieve a reply.
God Bless you!
Your joyous homes and happy cities will be gone.
Palaces and mansions will all be deserted, the crowded cities empty.
Wild herds of donkeys and goats will graze upon the mountains where the watchtowers are,
until at last the Spirit is poured down on us from heaven.
Then the wildderness will become a fertile field, and the fertile field will become a lush and fertile forest
Then justice will rule in the wilderness and righteousness in the fertile field. And this righteousness will bring peace.
and this righteousness will bring peace. Quietness and confidence will fill the land forever more.
Isaiah 32:13. (Living Bible)
Judgement day- The thousand year reign of Christ.
For the lamb (Jesus) which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." Revealtion 7:17.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight . these things will I do for them and not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16.
But it shall be one day which shall be known unto the LORD (YHWH), not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass that at evening time it shall be light. Zechariah 14:7.
"So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of the hearts.And then praise will come to each one from God." 1 Corinthians 4:5.
In regard to this Jesus also said..."For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon housetops." Luke 12:2,3.
This calls to mind secret societies, that meet in rooms or closets to discuss their wicked plans, and who worship lucifer in the dark, and and who practice and promote such wickedness as pedophilia and all sorts of perversion thoughout the world.. And already in this time there is a revealing for all who would have ears to hear, and eyes to see. For the Lord will soon return and destroy those who love not God and who do not obey the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ and his Kingdom. Who choose the rule of satan instead.
"And to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengence on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence f the Lord, and from the glory of his power;" 2 Thesalonians 1:8,9.
Everlasting destruction at this time is final. There is no more any hope for these. They have sinned against the Holy Spirit, and have cast their lot in with satan, and all will see their shame, and there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
But the righteous living at this time, will live on into the thousand year reign of Christ. They have mourned every one for his iniquity, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb,
"Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes" Revelation 7:15-17.
"When the son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, , then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shephard divideth the sheep from the goats" Mathew 25:31,32.
So when Christ returns, it will be a time of Judgement for all living at that time on this earth.
But the day of Judgement will last 1000 years, and all who haved died in the past will come forth from their tombs to give an account for the lives they have lived.
As it is written in the book of Daniel.
"there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even until that time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Daniel 1:1,2.
"Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice and come forth: they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life: and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of condemnation." said Jesus...John 5:28,29.
Now some take this to mean that they will be resurrected only to hear sentence pronounced upon them, either good or evil But the scriptures teach that this is not the case, as we will soon see.
While the Seventh day adventists teach this very thing, and that it will be after the thousand years, and that for this 1000 years the earth will be desolate, Jehovh's Witnesses teach, with their mis-translation of Romans 6:7, that when resurrected, all men will recieve a clean slate before God. That they will not be held accountable at all for thier past sins, and that dying the Adamic death has paid for all of their sins are they are aquitted from all sin. While this may be appealing to some, it is just not what the scriptures teach. Only Christ can forgive sin, not sleeping in the grave for a number of years. But Christ does pay for their sins they inherited from Adam, and that is why they are raised again, but the rest they shall have to give an account of and even suffer punishment for. How about all of the secret murders and rapes that have taken place? Are these crimes to be buried forever? What about their victims? Should they not see justice? This will be hard to endure for some who were in their past life, honored and looked up to by men,but when the truth be revealed, will be viewed with comtempt and they will walk in shame. Indeed, Christ said that even every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give an account thereof on Judgement day. Mathew 12:36.
This is what the parable of the rich man and Lazurus is all about. It depicts the rich man, who recieved only the good things in his life, being condemned and in a very low place and in torments, while the poor who recieved the evil things in this life, being comforted in Abraham's bosom. Luke 16
Yes, even those of ancient sodom shall rise again.
"And thou Capernaum, which art exalted untoto heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgement, than for thee." Mathew 11:23,24.
"The men of Nineveh will rise in judgement with this generation and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here. The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgement with this generation and shall condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to, hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here". Mathew 12:41,42.
Yes, those obsinate, and proud men in Jesus day, were horribly wicked. and still they will be resurected, But those who are judged when Christ soon returns, will have no resurrection, but will then at that time suffer eternal destruction! Yes, the times we are living in today are the most wicked ever !!!
But justice Will be done! Men who falsely believe that no one sees their hearts and their schemes and sins, will find out that they were 100% mistaken. Not one, will they be able to cover, but all shall be revealed. Oh, the great goodness and justice and mercy of God!
"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account." Hebrews 4:13.
Do you remember as a child in school, when the corrected test papers were handed back? How some kids that did well had big smiles on their faces, while those who recieved a poor grade were almost crying. We are living the most important test of our lives.It is now time to repent and to seek God's approval and to do well. Nothing is of greater importance in every one of our lives.
Everyone will be judged individually. For no two people are the same, nor are their circumstances the same.
Remember Jesus said...And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. Luke 12:47,48.
Even as Paul was forgiven his great sin. As he said, "I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 1 Timothy 1:13.
And those who truly repent in their hearts of their sins and foolishness are also forgiven.
But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? Saith the LORD (YHWH) God: and not that he should turn from his ways and live? Ezekiel 18"21-23.
Indeed, as Jesus said, "There is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents, than over 99 righteous who have no need of repentance." Even as the story of the prodical son illustrates!
The thousand year reign of Christ will be the great revealing and the great unraveling of all that has been done in these past six thousand years of man's existance. We will discover the real history of man. The real history of our families and of each member and all the secrets that have been hidden from the foundation of the world. What an illuminating time to live in. , and when all of this is accomplished, truly it will be light!!
"Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound." Isaiah 30:26.
It will be a time of great liberation. All men will be liberated from all the lies of the past, and from all the abuse and oppression and sorrow that wickedness has inflicted on us all. It will be a time of great joy and freedom like never experienced or even imagined before.
You will not want to miss it!!!
That the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Romans 8:21
Those chosen from among men to rule with the Christ in his Kingdom.
"And I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on mount Sion, and with him an hundred and forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads....And they sung as it were a new song before the throne,......and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and fout thousand, which were redeemed of the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the lamb." Revelation 14:1-4.
The harvest is what all the pain and labour is for. It is the reaping of what we have sown and watered, and worked hard on. Jesus Christ is the husbandman.(Farmer) . And the field is the world under his cultivation. This is the time we are now living in. Giving his own life, his own blood for the human family was a high price to pay. It was alot to give, and it is not to be wasted, but every effort will be made to save all who can be saved and to assist them that they may gain eternal life, and that nothing shall be lost at all. This will be the work of the Kings and Priests who rule with Christ in his Kingdom. God has given them his love which acts upon them in the same way, to love those they rule over that they may also partake of this same love and the same joy, and all in everlasting peace forever!
"Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all (other) rule and authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet, But when he saith all things, it is manifested that HE ( the Father) is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all to all. " 1 Corinthians 15: 24-28.
You may have wondered...Why has it been so long since Jesus first appeared on this earth, and things have not improved at all, but instead grow worse and worse. Why hasn't God acted yet? Why has he allowed all of this suffering to continue til now?
Actually the Kingdom of God has been active on this earth since the time of Christ. but it has been very small, like the size of a mustard seed, and hidden from the eyes of men, like leaven hidden in a lump of bread dough. Some will point to the great churches covering vast portions of the earth, and argue, "It is not small at all, nor is it hidden" . There are millions upon millions that all claim they will rise to heaven when they die, and in fact they teach, many are already there. While the bible teaches us that the resurrection has not already occured, (2 Timothy 2:18) but will happen at the marriage of the Lamb, at the last trump.. And Jesus also said, "Many are called. But few are chosen." Those few he spoke of are the 144,000 who are the firstfuits of God , redeemed from among men. Chosen to rule with him as Kings and Priests for one thousand years. "And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years." Revelation 20:4, 7:4-8.
"Blessed and Holy is he that hath part in the first ressurection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ , and shall reign with him a thousand years." Revelation 20:6
The second death is final adverse judgemnt of God. It is final and cannot be undone forever. Jesus was speaking of this when he mentioned Gehenna. This is what the lake of fire symbolizes in the book of Revelation. We all die Adamic death, but the second death is something very different. But the firstfruits of God redeemed from amomg men cannot be hurt of the second death, for they are given immortality upon completion of their faithful coarse unto death, and with the marriage of the Lamb, for they are his bride. They are His spiritual brothers and are raised up in power; immortal and incorruptable. 1 Corinthians 15:42-45. And they will rule together with Christ over and upon the earth. In the city of God, which is New Jerusalem.
They have been begotten of the Holy spirit of God and are called his sons. The spirit was given to them as a token of the promise of what is to come.
That is why the apostle says, at 1 Corinthians 2:9, when saying "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither has it been concieved inthe hearts of men, the things God has prepared for those that love him". That, "but God has revealed them to us by his spirit"
These are the few called and chosen by God. Those who have sold everything they have in order to purchase that field that has that treasure in it. They know fully the value of that pearl of great price, and they do not want to lose it. There is a closeness between these and the Father, because God has poured out his love into their hearts, and they have unspeakable joy that is, everlasting, if they remain faithful and diligent until the end.
Ephesians 1 (KJV)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
This selection of future Kings and priests began with the apostles of Jesus, although the promise had been given to even to Abraham and then to Israel long before the promised messiah arrived on earth.
Answering Peter, "Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye shall also sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Mathew 19:28.,
"For in Jesus Christ, neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision,but a new creature. And as many as walk by this rule, peace be upon them, and mercy, even upon the Israel of God." Galatians 6:15, 16.
Princes in all the earth.
"Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in al the earth." Psalm 45:16.
In this psalm the Father is talking to the Son. The Son of God, Jesus Christ.
His Father, our Father, his God and our God, further says...."I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: Therefore shall the people praise thee forever and ever."
Yes, indeed the Father is adressing his only-begotten Son, the firstborn of all creation here.
So while he was a man on the earth, his fathers, or forefathers, will be counted as his children when he reigns as King over the earth. These would include men such as Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, David, Daniel, and many many others, whom God says Jesus will make princes in all the earth.
They will be raised up in the resurrection. Although not of the fiirst ressurection or firstfruits, they are righteous men who trusted in God YHWH during their lifetimes.
"I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." Luke 7:28
These righteous men who love God, but who lived before the time of Christ, and therefore are not part of his bride,( who will be as he is, in might and in spirit and in power, and will be where he is, as his bride, in heavenly places); will also play an important part in the transformation of the world to come.
Jesus said the first shall be last and the last first. But Jesus himself is the first and the last.
So too these righteous men have put others ahead of themselves, and so God gives them the more honor and authority and a higher position in the New Earth, because the ambitious and unscrupulous will be put in their place, so that earthling man may no more oppress.
"Break thou the arm of the wicked and evil man.: seek out his wickedness til thou find none. The LORD (YHWH) is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.
LORD, thou has heard the desire of the humble; thou will prepare their heart, thou will cause thine ear to hear. To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress. " Psalm 10:15-18.
THE SIGN OF THY COMING
"And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven". ACTS 1:9-11.
Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen Revelation 1:7.
Now in Mathew 24 Jesus's diciples ask him for the sign of his coming. That is, what things can we look for that will tell us that his arrival is soon or imminant. The signs Jesus gave .... "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places" corresponds the signs given in Revelation the 6/th chapter, with the horsemen of the apocalypse. Some have pointed to the two world wars in the past as fulfillment of these signs. But these signs are not signs that come and then disapea; ,but something that will grab hold of humanity and not let go. Bringing them down to the depths of destruction. As Jesus said...All these are the beginning of sorrows.(for the earth) But today, Instead, humanity boasts of having a standard of living for the common man, experienced only by kings in the past. And many lands have never experienced wars, or famines at all. No, what Jesus spoke of was far different and yet future.. Compare in the old testament how as punishment God would send the sword, famine and pestilence into a nation to destroy it. He wasnt palying around. When judgement came, it came with no mistake, and swiftly and without letup til it was accomplished. Likewise in Revelation, after satan is hurled down from heaven, and these sorrows begin. The reign of antichrist will last only 3 1/2 years and no more. Revelation 13:5.
The earth reels to and fro like a drunkard And it totters like a shack, For its transgression is heavy upon it, And it will fall, never to rise again. Isaiah 24:20
In Revelation the 13/th chapter, we read of the seven headed beast with ten horns, "And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast". This beast is the eighth King of revelation, or the scarlet colored beast, and is of the seven. "and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns." Revelation 17:4....And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. Revelation 17:11
So this global government, aka. The New World Order, the Kingdom of antichrist, ect., will suffer a near fatal wound at it's inception. This wound is inflicted on one of it's heads, likely the seventh head, or the superpower of today most responsible for establishing this NWO, the United states . But this wound is healed and the beast becomes established and made strong , so that the world "wondered" after the beast.
"and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is" Revelation 17:8.
Now this is what seems to correspond with what Jesus said as a sign of his coming, that nation would rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, thus temporaraly wounding the global kingdom or beast at it's start. As Paul said.".For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction shall come upon them" 1 Thes. 5:3.
Now in the 13/th chapter of Revelation it saysthat this beast has "upon his heads the name of blasphemy" ............."And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven." Revelation 13:5,6.
This blasphemy is the blasphemy referred to in 2 Thesalonians, that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. verse 2.
Yes, this is the Kingdom of antichrist, the kingdom of the Jews, who rejected the true messiah and will attempt to take the Kingdom and rule the world themselves,in blasphemy with their false messiah or savior of the world .
1 John 2:22
"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son."
The marriage of the Lamb
The marriage of the Lamb has not happened yet. In fact the resuurection, except in the case of Jesus Christ has yet to occur.
As Paul said in his day..."and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, who have swerved from the truth, saying that the resurrection has already happened. They are upsetting the faith of some." 2 Timothy 2:18
The bible also makes it plain that the marriage of the lamb takes place following the 42 month reign of the beast.
Read Revelation the 19/th chapter, and you will see that the rejoicing over the destruction of the great harlot Babylon, leads right into this proclamation....
Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure"—
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. Revelation 19:6-8.
How do we know that this is at the end of the 42 months or 1,260 days?
Revelation 11:1-3. states ....do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth." Yes, the Holy city, Jerusalem,where the antichrist sits in this blasphemous temple, is visited by the King of Kings after the 42 months...And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
So "my two witnesses" prophesy in the streets of that great city, where outr Lord was also crucified, after which this great city is destroyed by the ten horns upon the beast.
"And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfiled. "
It is directly after this where the first ressurection occurs, and the marriage of the Lamb.
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the Kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever. Revelation 11:15.
And he shall send his angels with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Mathew 24:31.
Even as Paul said at 1 Corinthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye ., at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptable, and we shall be changed."
This is when the first ressurection occurs, and the marriage of the Lamb.
And then united as one, attention is turned to the beast in what is called Armageddon..
"These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful." Revelation 17:14
Yes, those are with him now. Just as he has promised.
"And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star." Revelation 2:27.
"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne" Revelation 3: 21.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.2 Corinthians 10:5,6.
THE GREAT FALLING AWAY
Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thesalonians 2:1-4.
Here is another sign to let us know when the kingdom of antichrist is approaching. But this sign is something spiritually felt and discerned and is over a period of many years leading up to the definite signs that Jesus gave, which describe events happening on the earth after satan is hurled down from heaven, and during time of his short reign and thereafter demise.
Can you discern this sign? Certainly those born in the 1950's can. For in the 1960's the once sure and strong foundation of Christianity and morality throughout the world was turned on it's head and upside down. Now the world calls this progress, and they continue to progress. From the promotion of homosexuality to the legalization of "gay" marriage. Unheard of in the history of the world. Possibly in Sodom. To rampant pediphilia, a sin so gross it is never mentioned in the Bible, and the bible is very candid even mentioning beastiality which is another modern day occurance as is even found on internet media such as youtube. But this gross an horribly criminal act seems to be a modern occurance. Yes, with the emergence of Jewish Zionist power, and the taking of Jerusalem in 1967, the year of the "summer of love", mankind has been tied and unable to fight this perversion that is forced on them by the power of money and control of media, edducation, religion, government, financial systems, ect.
This is unlike anything ever before it, in history. And if you are feeling a little woozy and dizzy and sick by it all, it is only to be expected. But the wicked take no heed, but take pleasure in unrighteoousness, and will perish at his coming.
Yes, just in a short 50 plus years we have seen a once Christian nation, where all confessed belief in God and attended church every week, where children were disciplined and chastized as the word of God instructs, where respect was shown elders without backtalk, where women were quiet and submissive to their husbands, where marriages lasted a lifetime, where you could leave your doors unlocked without worry,where there was confidence and trust in the neighborhoods, without any thought of danger, where peace was abundant, and enjoyment of life was full; to what we have witnessed and seen in this time in which we live; full of misery and isolation, and strangeness, and pain, and apprehention of the future. And the physical diseases and ailments have followed.
And this is at the direction and according to the plans of these wicked antichrists, who's desire it is, to rule the world, as the false but "chosen people" of God. They have killed the true messiah and desire his inheritance for themselves. And they will utterly and miserably and completely FAIL! eternally. It is indeed the time now to come out of this satanic and babylonian system, for she reigns over the kings of the earth, and by her witchcraft decieves the whole world. She has organizes secret societies much more visable than her, to execute much of her sorceries, and they control of the entire earth is neary complete.
And then the kingdom of antichrist will begin and the bible book of Revelation will begin to unfold before out eyes. For there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed.
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth : it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:11
Those who rule have a most profound effect over those they rule over, as can be seen by the biblical accounts of ancient Israel. For example, in the reign of Rehoboam, it is written..."And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, above all that their fathers had done. For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree. And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel."
What a great contrast this was to the reign of David whose heart was perfect before JHVH. In a period of just 40 years, and with the turning away of Solomon from the true God ; the most blessed and glorious Kingdom on the face of the earth became so corrupted and foul that eventually God had to remove them from the land, for they had done worse than the heathen that occupied the land beofre them.
Thus Manasseh misled Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to do more evil than the nations whom the LORD destroyed before the sons of Israel. 2 Chronicles 33:9.
As I live saith YHVH thy God, sodom thy sister hath not done, she nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters. Ezekiel 16:48.
Things can change very quickly indeed, and many who lived 100 or even 50 years ago would not have believed that things could ever have gotten to the state we find ourselves in today.
It seems to me like a strange nightmare come true. But God's word is the only lamp in these unprecidented and dark times.
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Could something like this really happen?
Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. They know that America is not a place of which it can be said, as it used to be, that a man may choose his own calling and pursue it just as far as his abilities enable him to pursue it; because to-day, if he enters certain fields, there are organizations which will use means against him that will prevent his building up a business which they do not want to have built up; organizations that will see to it that the ground is cut from under him and the markets shut against him. For if he begins to sell to certain retail dealers, to any retail dealers, the monopoly will refuse to sell to those dealers, and those dealers, afraid, will not buy the new man's wares. United States president-Woodrow Wilson-1913
God's word is full of treasure. The greatest treasure the world has ever seen. Mankind stumbles around like blind men in the dark Refusing to hear. Refusing to seek for God. They bring their own solutions to the problems and their foolishness will be displayed for all to see.
Isa 57:13 When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take [them]: but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;
And so we see the end result from the word of truth, the word of God. God has allowed evil in the world and in the universe to separate those who love him from those who follow satan. There is no middle ground. Those who love the truth and who love righteousness will be drawn to the true God of the whole universe, for his light will shine ever brighter as the darkness of this world closes in with no way to escape it.
Mat 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
Luk 21:35... For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
It is God who created this world, and although he has allowed satan to rule for a time, the earth will return to him. And throught the Kingdom of his Son, the world shall be transformed into a paradise where sickness and pain and death and sorrow are things of the past. Revelation 21 For this is the reason God made the world and all of the creatures on it, and mankind whom he created in his own image. And his word cannot fail. He cannot lie.
Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
With the revelations of Edward Snowden and all, it is becoiming quite obvious to all and not just a few, that we are ALL now under government surveilance. George Bush recently claimed to be the one to have put this surveilance in place, and he is also the one who said you are either with the terrorists or you are with us. Of course this is just another lie. Normal people, espeacially Christians will not be a part of any violence in this wicked world. We seek peace and follow the prince of peace, Jesus Christ. It was George Bush who laughed about there being weapons of mass desztruction in Iraq, after bombs and troops caused untold destruction and the death of untold numbers, mostly of innocent civilians and women and children. Do we really want to be a part of this regime? Or do we just want to be quiet and go along so as not to be noticed, thinking we can escape by hiding. The globalist agenda of a "New World Order" has been in the incubation process for a long time now. Communism being one of their tools and experiments, wherein God and faith in God was outlawed, and where untold millions were killed and executed. These things actually took place and the globalists considered themselves successful in their experiments and exploits. Never before in the history of the world has any leader murdered millions of his own people so wantomly. But now to them all things are possible. The league of nations, and it's successor the United nations, along with NATO, and many other councils and groups bring the nations of the whole earth together for a common goal of uniting the entire planet under one global governnance. When one examines the activities and otrocaties of the inventers of this entity, though it be done under the guise of a velvet glove, wherein, those not directly experiencing these things can be easily lulled to sleep, the conclusion is plain. This global government that is now being formed, is the beast, the kingdom of satan, spoken of in the Holy Bible in the book of revelation. While as Jesus was, we are no part of this world, and our kingdom is not of this world, as was true of, and spoken by him, and therfore do not resist them that are evil, we are in fact wise as serpents, and recognise the truth about the world we now live in, and look to the bible, and to our leader, the Prince of Peace, for the real truth and clear vision of what now is and what will be in the future. We remain innocent and without spot from this world that has turned from the true God and come under the influence and Control of God's chief enemy, Satan the Devil! GOD IS LOVE, and has nothing to do with the lies and murder and plots and shcemes of evil men who bow to satan! In HIS word we read... And it shall come to pass in that day, [that] the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones [that are] on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, [as] prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD (YHWH)of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously. Isaiah 24.. And what of all the military might of this world who satan will have completely under his control in the time to come? We read in God's word as he ecourages and invites the whole world to come near and hear... Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. For the indignation of the LORD [is] upon all nations, and [his] fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling [fig] from the fig tree. isaiah 34... To you who have ears to hear, Jesus tells us outspokenly in the book of revelation... He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. Revelation 13.. Yes, we are not to resist him that is wicked, but far be it from us to assist the wicked by using ams against our fellowman who only seek peace, or by leading them into captivity to this globalist, criminal, and satanic regime. We must have faith and patience and follow the leadin fo the spirit of God and of his Holy word. Now [is] the end [come] upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations. And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I [am] YHWH Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come. An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come. Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them [shall remain], nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither [shall there be] wailing for them. The sword [is] without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that [is] in the field shall die with the sword; and he that [is] in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him. But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak [as] water. Ezekiel 34 But for those who put their faith and trust in our creator who loves us more than anyone could, there will be peace untold and joy forevermore. For God IS love. Isa 42:16 And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. Hab 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. Rev 21:3... 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. Wont you join me in discovering just how good and wonderful, and loving our father in heaven is! For he will yet reveal himself to the whol earth! Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Let us be among the faithful who will cry with tears of joy at his coming for his great love and faithfulness. Amen and Amen.
There is something in the air.You can feel it. The economic crisis. The flu.The camps.The coffins,ect...The beginning of something new? One thing is for certain. We are heading into new territory. Things will never return to what they were. They never do. But this time is different. It feels like maybe the party is over, or is on it's way. At least there are some signs. The Devil's system will culminate in the greatest time of trouble this world has ever seen.
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
What are the signs we should be looking for? Hopfully we will not be looking to men and their plans and shemes for the answer. But the answers are all contained in the word of God, never failing.
Shepherd your people with your staff, the flock of your inheritance, which lives by itself in a forest, in fertile pasturelands. Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead as in days long ago. "As in the days when you came out of Egypt, I will show them my wonders."Nations will see and be ashamed, deprived of all their power. They will lay their hands on their mouths and their ears will become deaf. They will lick dust like a snake, like creatures that crawl on the ground. They will come trembling out of their dens; they will turn in fear to YHVH our God and will be afraid of you. Micah 7:14-17.
What more can I add to these words? Are not God's words truly wonderful and life giving. The truth; though no man knows. We are truly free because we belong to Christ and not to any man. We are expeled from churches and organizations for excersising and expressing this freedom. Freedom to think in the word of God. To examine. To meditate upon the word. To ask any question we so desire. The truth cannot be found without freedom. The glorious freedom of the chirldren of God is the highest and most glorious freedom there is. It is felt and experienced. It will be total. It is even now seen by those only who follow the lamb withersoever he goes. We, who would rather suffer with Christ in this glorious freedom,than be attached to weak, lying, manipulative, deceptive, dying men, who have their own agenda ,with Satan at it's core, and who seek to obscure and and darken and mar and hide the Most Glorious one in this universe, and his most High and only begotten shining Light, Jesus ,the Christ, the Son of God. They spread only darkness and slavery to darkness, and their future is darkness and not light. This web-site is dedicated to the truth in Christ. All sincere truth lovers are welcome. Where are you??? What things are you facing in these strange and twisted times. Are you keeping straight? All questions and truth seekers are welcome. No man owns the truth. It is God's. It is most wonderful and exhilerating, and it is given by God to those whom he will give it . Let us discover and uncover the truth that has been hidden by the evil designs of the wicked one himself, with the assistance of hypocrtical men who make a show of respectability and who hide what their wicked agenda really is. Their intentions are only evil, for they hate God and all of his children, though they speak with fair speech.We trust only in God. His word is Truth. Let us soar in his spirit to the highest, the most pure, the most magnificent place .
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat; my soul desireth the first-ripe fig.
The godly man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: But as for me, I will look unto Jehovah; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Micah 7. There was not a man more concerned and more torn apart by the disqusting things done before his eyes than Jesus Christ was. And he didn't hide his distaste for it and his zeal for God's truth. He cared. He was serious and fully alive;not like people of today who walk around in some spiritual stupor. And for this he was executed. Today , they want you to become what they say is acceptable to them. Completely deluded, weak and defiled in some kind of sick illness. No one else loved the truth as much as Jesus Chrisat did . For he was fuill of Zeal and the spirit of God . And that is the thanks he got. Real men are hated, pushed aside, have cops sicked on them, by these sweet fat swine that think they will prevail in their perversity.Let them go their way.They are headed right towards the end. It is getting close now. You can see it by their putrid deeds.Their stink. though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3
I am the Lord YHVH who rules over all. Human effort is no better than wood that feeds a fire. So the nations wear themselves out for nothing.The oceans are full of water. In the same way, the earth will be filled with the knowledge of my glory. Thou art filled with shame, and not glory: drink thou also, and be as one uncircumcised; the cup of Jehovah's right hand shall come round unto thee, and foul shame shall be upon thy glory. Habakkuk.
Let us gather together in his truth and share his real love, pure love that the world cannot behold.
Common lies taught.
The word tinity is not found in the Holy bible, nor is the concept. It is not agreed what this trinity is by the different churches, because it is not logical.. The concept was formed in the third century by the council of Nicene. The protestant churches while rejecting the authority of the Catholoc church have not rejeted this false doctrine by and large. God makes perfect sense, and doctrines that make no sense are from the father of the lie, satan the devil. It matters not how many men believe in a falsehood, but only proves how decievd men are.
Lookup this word in Strong's concordance for the KJV bible and there is nothing.
This is because In the bible Hell has nothing to do with fire. Hell, or the greek word hades, simply means the grave.
That is why in the KJV, hades is sometimes translated hell, sometimes pit, and sometimes grave. never fire or hellfire.
Some will point to references to a lake of fire found in the bible book of revelation. Yes, but this is not reffering to hell.
How do we know this? Because revelation 20:14 says that hell is cast into the lake of fire. So what is the lake of fire?
The bible tells us. It is not a literal lake, but something that symbolized eternal death, the second death, from which there is no forgiveness nor release. Those who commit the sin against the Holy spirit will be tossed there for they have no forgiveness not in this world nor in the world to come , but are damned eternally.
Now if the price or wages of sin is eternal torment, then Christ did not pay for oour sins, but would have to be tormented eternally to pay this price, but this is a false docrine, for the bible plainly says the wages of sin is death, and Christ died as a sacrifice for our sins and paid the full price.
The immortal soul?
Is there such a thing? Then why did Christ die so that we might live eternally? If we already had eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
No mention of fire or torture here. In fact the scriptures teach that only those who put their life and faith in God and in his hands will live everlastingly. The rest will not live but will perish. That means to be no more , to rot and disintegrate.
The bible plainly teaches that God will destroy the disobedient soul.
"And fear not them which killthebody, but are not able to killthe soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Mat 10:28
Now the word here translated hell is not the greek word hades, but gehenna, which was a garbage dump outside the city of Jerusalem where the carcasses of common criminals were thrown.