Ezekiel's prophetic vision of a city centered on the rebuilt Holy Temple
In this Bible Story, we learn about Jesus' provision over Peter's taxes. Jesus also gives a stiff warning to those who would threaten the innocence of a child. This story is inspired by Matthew 17:24-27; Mark 9:33-41 & Luke 9:49-50; 17:1-2. Go to BibleinaYear.com and learn the Bible in a Year.Today's Bible verse is Matthew 17:27 from the King James Version.Episode 198: It was tax season in Capernaum and Peter had no money to spare. Yet Jesus was not caught off guard. He cared for Peter and his family and told him where to go and what to do to find the money needed. The next evening around dinner Jesus called on His disciples asking them what they were arguing about earlier that day. Embarrassed, they sheepishly remained silent. While Jesus shared with them that if they truly want to be great, they must put the needs of others above themselves.Hear the Bible come to life as Pastor Jack Graham leads you through the official BibleinaYear.com podcast. This Biblical Audio Experience will help you master wisdom from the world's greatest book. In each episode, you will learn to apply Biblical principles to everyday life. Now understanding the Bible is easier than ever before; enjoy a cinematic audio experience full of inspirational storytelling, orchestral music, and profound commentary from world-renowned Pastor Jack Graham.Also, you can download the Pray.com app for more Christian content, including, Daily Prayers, Inspirational Testimonies, and Bedtime Bible Stories.Visit JackGraham.org for more resources on how to tap into God's power for successful Christian living.This episode is sponsored by Medi-Share, an innovative health care solution for Christians to save money without sacrificing quality.Pray.com is the digital destination of faith. With over 5,000 daily prayers, meditations, bedtime stories, and cinematic stories inspired by the Bible, the Pray.com app has everything you need to keep your focus on the Lord. Make Prayer a priority and download the #1 App for Prayer and Sleep today in the Apple app store or Google Play store.Executive Producers: Steve Gatena & Max BardProducer: Ben GammonHosted by: Pastor Jack GrahamMusic by: Andrew Morgan SmithBible Story narration by: Todd HaberkornSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Old Testament: Ezekiel 24–26 Ezekiel 24–26 (Listen) The Siege of Jerusalem 24 In the ninth year, in the tenth month, on the tenth day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, write down the name of this day, this very day. The king of Babylon has laid siege to Jerusalem this very day. 3 And utter a parable to the rebellious house and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: “Set on the pot, set it on; pour in water also;4 put in it the pieces of meat, all the good pieces, the thigh and the shoulder; fill it with choice bones.5 Take the choicest one of the flock; pile the logs1 under it; boil it well; seethe also its bones in it. 6 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose corrosion is in it, and whose corrosion has not gone out of it! Take out of it piece after piece, without making any choice.2 7 For the blood she has shed is in her midst; she put it on the bare rock; she did not pour it out on the ground to cover it with dust. 8 To rouse my wrath, to take vengeance, I have set on the bare rock the blood she has shed, that it may not be covered. 9 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Woe to the bloody city! I also will make the pile great. 10 Heap on the logs, kindle the fire, boil the meat well, mix in the spices,3 and let the bones be burned up. 11 Then set it empty upon the coals, that it may become hot, and its copper may burn, that its uncleanness may be melted in it, its corrosion consumed. 12 She has wearied herself with toil;4 its abundant corrosion does not go out of it. Into the fire with its corrosion! 13 On account of your unclean lewdness, because I would have cleansed you and you were not cleansed from your uncleanness, you shall not be cleansed anymore till I have satisfied my fury upon you. 14 I am the LORD. I have spoken; it shall come to pass; I will do it. I will not go back; I will not spare; I will not relent; according to your ways and your deeds you will be judged, declares the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel's Wife Dies 15 The word of the LORD came to me: 16 “Son of man, behold, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you at a stroke; yet you shall not mourn or weep, nor shall your tears run down. 17 Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your shoes on your feet; do not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.” 18 So I spoke to the people in the morning, and at evening my wife died. And on the next morning I did as I was commanded. 19 And the people said to me, “Will you not tell us what these things mean for us, that you are acting thus?” 20 Then I said to them, “The word of the LORD came to me: 21 ‘Say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the pride of your power, the delight of your eyes, and the yearning of your soul, and your sons and your daughters whom you left behind shall fall by the sword. 22 And you shall do as I have done; you shall not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men. 23 Your turbans shall be on your heads and your shoes on your feet; you shall not mourn or weep, but you shall rot away in your iniquities and groan to one another. 24 Thus shall Ezekiel be to you a sign; according to all that he has done you shall do. When this comes, then you will know that I am the Lord GOD.' 25 “As for you, son of man, surely on the day when I take from them their stronghold, their joy and glory, the delight of their eyes and their soul's desire, and also their sons and daughters, 26 on that day a fugitive will come to you to report to you the news. 27 On that day your mouth will be opened to the fugitive, and you shall speak and be no longer mute. So you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD.” Prophecy Against Ammon 25 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, set your face toward the Ammonites and prophesy against them. 3 Say to the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD: Thus says the Lord GOD, Because you said, ‘Aha!' over my sanctuary when it was profaned, and over the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and over the house of Judah when they went into exile, 4 therefore behold, I am handing you over to the people of the East for a possession, and they shall set their encampments among you and make their dwellings in your midst. They shall eat your fruit, and they shall drink your milk. 5 I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and Ammon5 a fold for flocks. Then you will know that I am the LORD. 6 For thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced with all the malice within your soul against the land of Israel, 7 therefore, behold, I have stretched out my hand against you, and will hand you over as plunder to the nations. And I will cut you off from the peoples and will make you perish out of the countries; I will destroy you. Then you will know that I am the LORD. Prophecy Against Moab and Seir 8 “Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Moab and Seir6 said, ‘Behold, the house of Judah is like all the other nations,' 9 therefore I will lay open the flank of Moab from the cities, from its cities on its frontier, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim. 10 I will give it along with the Ammonites to the people of the East as a possession, that the Ammonites may be remembered no more among the nations, 11 and I will execute judgments upon Moab. Then they will know that I am the LORD. Prophecy Against Edom 12 “Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Edom acted revengefully against the house of Judah and has grievously offended in taking vengeance on them, 13 therefore thus says the Lord GOD, I will stretch out my hand against Edom and cut off from it man and beast. And I will make it desolate; from Teman even to Dedan they shall fall by the sword. 14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath, and they shall know my vengeance, declares the Lord GOD. Prophecy Against Philistia 15 “Thus says the Lord GOD: Because the Philistines acted revengefully and took vengeance with malice of soul to destroy in never-ending enmity, 16 therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I will stretch out my hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites and destroy the rest of the seacoast. 17 I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I lay my vengeance upon them.” Prophecy Against Tyre 26 In the eleventh year, on the first day of the month, the word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, because Tyre said concerning Jerusalem, ‘Aha, the gate of the peoples is broken; it has swung open to me. I shall be replenished, now that she is laid waste,' 3 therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Tyre, and will bring up many nations against you, as the sea brings up its waves. 4 They shall destroy the walls of Tyre and break down her towers, and I will scrape her soil from her and make her a bare rock. 5 She shall be in the midst of the sea a place for the spreading of nets, for I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD. And she shall become plunder for the nations, 6 and her daughters on the mainland shall be killed by the sword. Then they will know that I am the LORD. 7 “For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will bring against Tyre from the north Nebuchadnezzar7 king of Babylon, king of kings, with horses and chariots, and with horsemen and a host of many soldiers. 8 He will kill with the sword your daughters on the mainland. He will set up a siege wall against you and throw up a mound against you, and raise a roof of shields against you. 9 He will direct the shock of his battering rams against your walls, and with his axes he will break down your towers. 10 His horses will be so many that their dust will cover you. Your walls will shake at the noise of the horsemen and wagons and chariots, when he enters your gates as men enter a city that has been breached. 11 With the hoofs of his horses he will trample all your streets. He will kill your people with the sword, and your mighty pillars will fall to the ground. 12 They will plunder your riches and loot your merchandise. They will break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses. Your stones and timber and soil they will cast into the midst of the waters. 13 And I will stop the music of your songs, and the sound of your lyres shall be heard no more. 14 I will make you a bare rock. You shall be a place for the spreading of nets. You shall never be rebuilt, for I am the LORD; I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD. 15 “Thus says the Lord GOD to Tyre: Will not the coastlands shake at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan, when slaughter is made in your midst? 16 Then all the princes of the sea will step down from their thrones and remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with trembling; they will sit on the ground and tremble every moment and be appalled at you. 17 And they will raise a lamentation over you and say to you, “‘How you have perished, you who were inhabited from the seas, O city renowned, who was mighty on the sea; she and her inhabitants imposed their terror on all her inhabitants!18 Now the coastlands tremble on the day of your fall, and the coastlands that are on the sea are dismayed at your passing.' 19 “For thus says the Lord GOD: When I make you a city laid waste, like the cities that are not inhabited, when I bring up the deep over you, and the great waters cover you, 20 then I will make you go down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you to dwell in the world below, among ruins from of old, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited; but I will set beauty in the land of the living. 21 I will bring you to a dreadful end, and you shall be no more. Though you be sought for, you will never be found again, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes  24:5 Compare verse 10; Hebrew the bones  24:6 Hebrew no lot has fallen upon it  24:10 Or empty out the broth  24:12 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain  25:5 Hebrew and the Ammonites  25:8 Septuagint lacks and Seir  26:7 Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar; so throughout Ezekiel (ESV) New Testament: Revelation 21–22:5 Revelation 21–22:5 (Listen) The New Heaven and the New Earth 21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place1 of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,2 and God himself will be with them as their God.3 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. 7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” The New Jerusalem 9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed—13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia.4 Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits5 by human measurement, which is also an angel's measurement. 18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. 22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life. The River of Life 22 Then the angel6 showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life7 with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. Footnotes  21:3 Or tabernacle  21:3 Some manuscripts peoples  21:3 Some manuscripts omit as their God  21:16 About 1,380 miles; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters  21:17 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters  22:1 Greek he  22:2 Or the Lamb. In the midst of the street of the city, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 119:161–168 Psalm 119:161–168 (Listen) Sin and Shin 161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.162 I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil.163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law.164 Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.165 Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.166 I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments.167 My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly.168 I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you. (ESV) Proverb: Proverbs 28:19–20 Proverbs 28:19–20 (Listen) 19 Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.20 A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished. (ESV)
Hello everyone and welcome to the podcast. Bro. Dean continues on in Mathew 24. This week he takes time to go over the Tribulation period and we will more than likely continue on the Tribulation the next couple of weeks. linking our series on end times below as it relates to the subject of this episode and you can get some more in-depth teaching on the individual time sequences of the end times.
Should priests use hand sanitizer during the Mass? Did Jesus turn water into wine or grape juice? What does the word church mean when Jesus said upon this rock, I will build my church? and more on today's Open Line with Fr. John Trigilio.
Proper 28 First Psalm: Psalm 101; Psalm 109:1–30 Psalm 101 (Listen) I Will Walk with Integrity A Psalm of David. 101 I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music.2 I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house;3 I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.4 A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil. 5 Whoever slanders his neighbor secretly I will destroy. Whoever has a haughty look and an arrogant heart I will not endure. 6 I will look with favor on the faithful in the land, that they may dwell with me; he who walks in the way that is blameless shall minister to me. 7 No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes. 8 Morning by morning I will destroy all the wicked in the land, cutting off all the evildoers from the city of the LORD. (ESV) Psalm 109:1–30 (Listen) Help Me, O Lord My God To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 109 Be not silent, O God of my praise!2 For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues.3 They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause.4 In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.15 So they reward me evil for good, and hatred for my love. 6 Appoint a wicked man against him; let an accuser stand at his right hand.7 When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin!8 May his days be few; may another take his office!9 May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow!10 May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!11 May the creditor seize all that he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his toil!12 Let there be none to extend kindness to him, nor any to pity his fatherless children!13 May his posterity be cut off; may his name be blotted out in the second generation!14 May the iniquity of his fathers be remembered before the LORD, and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out!15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth! 16 For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death.17 He loved to curse; let curses come2 upon him! He did not delight in blessing; may it be far3 from him!18 He clothed himself with cursing as his coat; may it soak4 into his body like water, like oil into his bones!19 May it be like a garment that he wraps around him, like a belt that he puts on every day!20 May this be the reward of my accusers from the LORD, of those who speak evil against my life! 21 But you, O GOD my Lord, deal on my behalf for your name's sake; because your steadfast love is good, deliver me!22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is stricken within me.23 I am gone like a shadow at evening; I am shaken off like a locust.24 My knees are weak through fasting; my body has become gaunt, with no fat.25 I am an object of scorn to my accusers; when they see me, they wag their heads. 26 Help me, O LORD my God! Save me according to your steadfast love!27 Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!28 Let them curse, but you will bless! They arise and are put to shame, but your servant will be glad!29 May my accusers be clothed with dishonor; may they be wrapped in their own shame as in a cloak! 30 With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng. Footnotes  109:4 Hebrew but I am prayer  109:17 Revocalization; Masoretic Text curses have come  109:17 Revocalization; Masoretic Text it is far  109:18 Revocalization; Masoretic Text it has soaked (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 119:121–144 Psalm 119:121–144 (Listen) Ayin 121 I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.122 Give your servant a pledge of good; let not the insolent oppress me.123 My eyes long for your salvation and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love, and teach me your statutes.125 I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!126 It is time for the LORD to act, for your law has been broken.127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.128 Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way. Pe 129 Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.131 I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments.132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name.133 Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.134 Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts.135 Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.136 My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law. Tsadhe 137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and right are your rules.138 You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.139 My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words.140 Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts.142 Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight.144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live. (ESV) Old Testament: 1 Maccabees 3:42-60 New Testament: Revelation 21:9–21 Revelation 21:9–21 (Listen) The New Jerusalem 9 Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, “Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. 12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed—13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And the one who spoke with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. 16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia.1 Its length and width and height are equal. 17 He also measured its wall, 144 cubits2 by human measurement, which is also an angel's measurement. 18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel. The first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. 21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass. Footnotes  21:16 About 1,380 miles; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters  21:17 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 17:22–27 Matthew 17:22–27 (Listen) Jesus Again Foretells Death, Resurrection 22 As they were gathering1 in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, 23 and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.” And they were greatly distressed. The Temple Tax 24 When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” 25 He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, “What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?” 26 And when he said, “From others,” Jesus said to him, “Then the sons are free. 27 However, not to give offense to them, go to the sea and cast a hook and take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth you will find a shekel.2 Take that and give it to them for me and for yourself.” Footnotes  17:22 Some manuscripts remained  17:27 Greek stater, a silver coin worth four drachmas or approximately one shekel (ESV)
Big Story - Act 5 Scene 3: The Church at the End of the Ages with Roger Kirby There is a marvellous unity to the Bible story even though it was written by many different people over many hundreds of years. It began, after the Creation, with a garden; it ends with a garden city in Revelation 22: 1 – 4 : “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” There are two great differences between them: the garden has only 2 people in it; the city is full of people, all those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Only God walks in the garden; the Lamb walks with him in the city and the people walk by the light of the lamp, which is the Lamb. Wow! And triple Wow! Unfortunately I find it difficult to write this chapter because there is so much disagreement about how we should understand what the Bible says about the End of the Ages. That Jesus Christ will revisit the scenes of his triumph, his death on the Cross, is beyond doubt. What will happen to us is much less clear. The popular picture seems to be of us sitting on the clouds, playing harps, but that is an old idea from a few hundred years ago and is not the Biblical picture at all. About 200 years ago the idea was spread about that when 1 Thessalonians 4: 17 says “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever,” means that the Lord will come halfway to earth to collect his people and take them back to heaven with him in what is called the Rapture. But that is not really the picture here. The scene reflects what happened if Caesar visited a city in one of his outlying provinces. The people of the city would come out to greet the Emperor and then escorted him on into their city. Caesar kept going in the same direction; it was the people who reversed their direction. Yet in the popular teaching of the Rapture it is the Lord who reverses while the people keep going in the same direction! I cannot begin to unravel which is correct. Fortunately Jesus himself said: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” And we should heed that warning. The book of Revelation is a an uncertain guide here for there are so many ways to understand its amazing images, but it is useful to illustrate what the more straightforward parts of Scripture say. Nowhere is more straightforward than the book of Romans and there we read in 8: 18 – 23 : “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.” This says that our final destination is not heaven, floating in the sky, but here, on earth, part of the New Heaven and New Earth. And that is what the book of Revelation also says in 21: 1 – 3: “Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.” When John was writing he said that there would be 144,000 people there – a big enough number that all followers of Jesus might expect to be included but not so big that all might presume to be included. (I have ignored the distinction between those described as of Israel and the great multitude. In this age we, the people of God are all Israel. ) That number is 12x12x10x10x10. If he was writing today he would have needed to add 2 more 12’s and 2 more 10’s to get a number slightly bigger than 2 billion so that we might all hope to be present but not presume on it. See you there! This is what one writer has called ‘life after life after death’. ‘life after death’ is our immediate presence with the Lord which is what Paul meant when he wrote Philippians 1: 21, 23b: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far”. Unfortunately this is what there is so much argument about. Our ultimate goal is beyond dispute as Revelation 22: 1 – 5 says: “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.” So what? This is the promise for all of us that believe in Jesus and seek to follow him. It is hard to get your mind round how the New Heaven and New Earth could possibly be. Sitting on clouds is far easier to think about, but this is what Scripture and therefore the Lord tells us. It will be obvious to you that I have left out many things that could be included in the Big Story of the Bible. I think the really interesting one is that last Scene where I thought about the church NOW. We should not, and cannot, replicate any of the previous scenes ourselves. We can only live now. How we behave, how we act, how we serve is inevitably bounded by the world we live in and who we are. The important thing is to worship and serve the Lord within those bounds. For many of you, many of us, that means working with Dave in the WOW church, on the Internet. The Lord is Worthy-Of-Worship indeed. Our way may well be in this very new, very different, very important development. Go to it! The Lord bless you. Tap or click here to save this as an audio mp3 file
A sermon by Pastor Mark Robertson on November 19, 2023, referencing Revelations 22:3-5.
Dr. John Bergsma explains God's love for us throughout the Bible as we discuss stick figures and Scripture. EPISODE 502 SHOWNOTES & LINKS Guest's Websites: Dr. John Bergsma's Website Love Basics for Catholics (Book) Watch full video here
Today on the Christian History Almanac, we head to the mailbag to answer a question about the New Jerusalem bible. — Show Notes: Support 1517 1517 Podcasts The 1517 Podcast Network on Apple Podcasts 1517 on Youtube What's New from 1517: Freedom Lessons Album Free 2023 Advent Resources Your God is too Glorious, 2nd Edition 2024 NWA Tickets (May 3-4) Join the 1517 Academy More from the hosts: Dan van Voorhis SHOW TRANSCRIPTS are available: https://www.1517.org/podcasts/the-christian-history-almanac CONTACT: CHA@1517.org SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Overcast Google Play FOLLOW US: Facebook Twitter Audio production by Christopher Gillespie (gillespie.media).
In this episode, we discuss the second half of the Varanasi Letter written by St. Teresa of Calcutta to her MC Community. We reflect on how Jesus is calling us to encounter Him daily and what we can do to open our hearts to deeper communion. We also chat about how our Blessed Mother is a perfect example of how to comfort the Sacred Heart of Jesus in love and how to remain open and vulnerable even with a heart pierced with sorrow. Heather's One Thing - Panel with Divine Renovation and Alpha Catholic (Click here to listen to the discussion on Tuesday November 21st) Sister Miriam's One Thing - Warm and Hearty Meatloaf Recipe Michelle's One Thing - Holy Water Spritzer from West Coast Catholic Michelle's Other One Thing - I Thirst, 40 days with Mother Teresa by Joseph Langford, MC Journal Questions: What is the Lord's theme for me in this season? What is the Lord's theme for me throughout my life? Where has your heart been pierced? Do I see myself as a gift? Discussion Questions: How would you depict your heart? Where are you blocking the joy of Christ from your life? How have you allowed your heart to be hardened? How is the Lord inviting you to respond to His Thirst? Quotes to Ponder: Our Lady will help all of us in this, since she was the first person to hear Jesus's cry, “I Thirst” with St. John, and I am sure Mary Magdalene. Because she was there on Calvary, she knows how real, how deep His longing for you and for the poor. Do we know? Do we feel as She? Ask her to teach you Before it was Our Lady pleading with Mother, now it is Mother in her name pleading with you — “Listen to Jesus's thirst.” (Varanasi Letter, St. Teresa of Calcutta) Scripture for Lectio: "But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart." (Luke 2:19) Sponsor - New Jerusalem Studios: New Jerusalem Studios, invites you to encounter Christ's saving love through the beauty of sacred art by curating a collection for your home. Artist Ruth Stricklin's images, informed by eastern and western sacred art traditions, draws the viewer out of themselves and into the New Jerusalem. Consider a large canvas print of The Holy Family in the dining room as our local seminary did. A Christ the King Sacred Heart image in the foyer radiantly announces to visitors whom you serve. A palm-sized Icon-Mini on a tiny easel is perfect for a bedside table or desk. Icon Minis and the new angel Christmas ornaments slip easily into a stocking or Christmas Card. We encourage you to become a champion of beauty this Christmas by sharing with your pastor options to elevate an overflow Mass space - visit www.sacredartbanners.com by NJS. Listeners use code ABIDE15 for 15% off icons, ornaments and canvas or ABIDE25 for 25% off paper prints at www.njerusalemstudios.com thru 12/10.
The Science of Healing and Quantum Faith (2) (Audio) Timelines of Faith and Unbelief David Eells – 11-19-23 We have heard a good scientific and biblical explanation of Quantum Physics in part (1). I had heard about this timeline thing from the Lord first, about there being 2 timelines and that we would go into one good timeline of faith or go into the other bad timeline of unbelief. We could also be in both in different areas of our lives. And they run simultaneously side by side. The good timeline is blessing and provision from God because of justification by faith in God's promises, whether by Word, spoken word, dream or vision. I was shown that to be in this timeline one had to believe, act, and speak in agreement with the promise. Mar 11:23-24. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass; (Notice it hadn't come to pass, but they're speaking it; in other words, they're not walking and talking by sight but by faith.) Notice..but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass he shall have it. (Speaking in agreement with the promises by faith brings them to pass.) 24 Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye received (Greek) them, and ye shall have them. (Believe you “Received” here is the literal Greek translation and it has the numeric pattern too. Received them is past tense even in the received text and this is because it was already accomplished at the cross by Jesus' sacrifice. The received text has a footnote that says “received”. So you're supposed to believe you already have it before you see it and then you shall have the provision. This is the key. This is the secret that is in plain sight in black and white and very clear. This brings the supernatural provisions of God down to Earth. Mat 6:10 ASV Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth. I've told you, how the angel Baruch would say something and I would look around to see if it happened and it wasn't manifested. And he finally explained to me, “We angels don't live in time. We live in eternity. When we speak it, we know it is as good as done. And you all are supposed to be doing the same thing.” In other words we are to have God's faith as Abraham did. Rom 4:17 ASV (as it is written, A father of many nations have I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are not, as though they were. Faith is the substance of what we need. Heb 11:1 ASV Now faith is assurance (or substance) of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen. So we have to give God the substance of faith and be convinced we have something before we see it. This is walking in the Spirit and the Kingdom of God. This is so contrary to human nature that you just can't get many to believe it. So only those with the gift of faith from God through grace can access the provisions of God. This is where the bad timeline comes into play. This is the timeline of unbelief and its affect can be seen in those who lack all the benefits of the Kingdom of God like holiness, healing, deliverance, provisions of all kinds, etc.. 1Co 2:14-15 ASV Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, and he himself is judged of no man. And we also know in Jas 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord; 8 a doubleminded man, unstable in all his ways. Well, what he's calling double minded, is the norm for most “Christians” using the term loosely. As we can see this is why they can't get provisions from God. Those who have been talking to our missionaries in the Mideast, myself, Kathleen, Michael, and Brandy can bear witness that we have spoken to both the believing and the unbelieving timelines at the same time. I have drilled them on Mar 11:23-24 many times. The believing are blessed and the unbelieving are cursed. I asked the leader of our UBM angels, Baruch, if he could drag some of the bad timeline people into the good timeline. He has done this and some stay and have wonderful provision and some go back every time because of unbelief. When they move timelines they don't remember their last timeline or the circumstances. They believe they are the only timeline. After a time of persecution from Catholic and Jehovah Witnesses in which missionaries have been killed and the rest were in hiding they entered into the good timeline through verses like Mar 11:23-24. In the good believers timeline they have been provided money, food, housing, families restored, restoration of their ministry, the JW's have left the country because the angels took down their leadership and the Catholics are at peace with them, etc. In the bad unbelievers timeline they are still at war with both entities and they are losing. They have no money, food, housing, families restored, restoration of their ministry. They are making peace with unbelieving enemies and turning missionaries over to them to stay alive. And Father would not let us help them because we taught them over and over the ways of faith and they didn't believe. Jesus “could not do many mighty works because of their unbelief.” Jas 1:6-7 ASV But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. Rom 8:6-8 ASV For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace: 7 because the mind of the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be: 8 and they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Some of those in the unbelieving timeline came out and went to the good timeline because they saw the futility of it all without faith. The ambition on the unbelieving timeline was to stay alive physically. (Whereas in the faith timeline “they loved not their life unto death” which text we received this morning in Rev 12 by faith at random. There is a promise of eternal life to those who die in faith rather than unbelief. On our side of the ocean we have experienced the same thing. We had a war with the satanists who also killed some of our people through witchcraft and voodoo. They had enslaved women for their own lusts. Father had enough and told me he was going to kill the 14 satanists on Monday morning at 7:00 am at a party their leader planed where the satanists were to take advantage of their women captives under drugs and witchcraft. I asked Eve about this and she said this was exactly what Kevin (their evil leader) had planned for the day and at that exact time. So that Monday came and they all showed up expecting to do their dirty deed and all of them fell dead before they could touch the women as God told me He would do. The 14 women including Eve, who is a nurse, Baruch, Eve's angel were all witnesses of these deaths. Then the bodies disappeared as the angels took and placed them near their homes so they could be found and dealt with by family. They were from different parts of the country so it didn't show as a massacre. Here is where Father began in earnest to teach us about the timelines. Then came the test of who would believe God or walk by sight. A couple of days after this eight of the 14 dead came back to life, including Kevin, on the bad timeline. What was already revealed to me by the Lord is that we were dealing with two timelines. One would show we did not receive, because we walked by sight and not faith. The other would show that we had received and held fast to what God had shown to us. So we prayed and spoke in agreement with the Lord. We all agreed that, “No, we don't accept that they are alive because God told us they were dead so they are dead. The Lord took Kevin down.” Listen carefully now, this is important. Because we held to our faith, Kevin died again. In other words, our attention went back to the good timeline. Kevin died again witnessed by Eve. So this brought us back to the original good faith timeline where Kevin was dead. The angels were watching and reporting to me as things went back to the original timeline. Then they reported this to me while in our UBM meeting and I shared it with the saints. Four more satanists died again. The angels were watching them all and a little while later, three more died again, so they were all dead and we were back to the original faith timeline. You say, “That sounds crazy!” Yeah, I would have thought so too, but no, it's fact with witnesses. This was all a teaching by God to Show us what is happening in the spirit realm as we walk by faith or not. Let me say that there was a group of these satanists that died just one time and they never came back. There was a group as we saw, that came back and died twice. And there was one person, Kevin, who came back and died three times. All of these were painful deaths just like they dished out on others. So God had a way of causing them to reap what they sowed, even snatching them back into this life and killing them again. What they did to Eve, and the sisters, and those taken out by their witchcrafts, made God angry. And the scriptures say, and Baruch says also, that we should stand firm on the faith timeline that's ordained by God and answered with His blessings. This death of the 14 satanists was ordained by God. More tests came to teach us about the timelines. About a week later Brandy saw Kevin show up at Don's house in his truck with a backpack. So he called me and let me know that. I called Eve and she said, “his truck disappeared from in front of his apartment; it's gone.” He was planning to use Don to carry on the slander he had deceptively made through AI, as Eve was watching, but the angels took out Don's computers and phone. So once again we agreed that God said Kevin was dead so he is and sure enough he died and his truck appeared again outside his apartment as Eve witnessed. On top of this the satanists put some brethren into faction and witchcraft by using AI to make slander videos and emails. This was witnessed by Eve when she was captive there. The factious people who departed from local UBM needed to know the corruption of Kevin and his satanists. So the angels gave them all a trip to hell to see Kevin and the other satanists there suffering in the flames. The factious suffered while there and the angels spoke to them that this would be the end of their timeline too if they did not repent. Resurrection for the Righteous As I said in the unbelieving timeline they avoid physical death by all means not realizing the those who die holding fast to the Gospel will come back in a resurrection and be much stronger. The timeline of faith is blessed and the timeline of unbelief is cursed. The timeline of faith will have a resurrection. When Jesus was resurrected, as a type of the Man-child body of our day will have a spiritual resurrection, the bodies of the saints (sanctified ones) came out of the tombs. Mat 27:52-53 ASV and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many. The crucifixion or death of self of the Man-child, closely parallels the revealing and death of the sons of perdition, the Judases. And that's because both Jesus and the Judas died pretty pretty close to the same time.. Three days later Jesus , as a type of the Man-child resurrected along with “the out-resurrection from among the dead”. Let me start with the Judas'. So when these are all dead, then comes the resurrection and catching up to the throne of the Man-child. We witnessed these traitors here and overseas among our missionaries and they were dying spiritually by their own hand as Judas did. And of course, when the death of Judas was finished, there was three days and then the catching up to the throne of the Man-child, Jesus. I was told days ago that the Judas' among the righteous timeline were all dead so now comes the resurrection and the Lord had told me before this that it would not be a literal 3 days, which represented the death, burial, and resurrection. And also what happened with Jesus when He was resurrected there came the “out-resurrection” from among the dead of the saints who have died or been killed. That's in Philippians 3:11. I'm going to use the Numeric English New Testament because it has God's numeric pattern in this text. Php 3:11 if somehow I may attain unto the out-resurrection from the dead. That's what the numeric pattern says. It is a resurrection. It comes ahead of the main resurrection, and it is an out-resurrection (from among the dead). So many of these saints died in our day at the hands of the Judas sons of perdition who joined hands with the Pharisee JW's and Catholics and killed their own brothers. When This resurrection comes these saints will come filled with the knowledge of who was right or wrong from heavens prospective, and filled with the Spirit and power to bring revival. So we see that those who die in faith are better than those who live in unbelief and treachery, My Proofs And for those who don't believe Father changes timelines according to our faith, I've already shared some of my experiences with this. I was traveling across country and arrived at my airline departure gate, late. And the walkway was removed and the plane door closed already and it was getting ready to back out. And they said it was too late to board and I would have to go back to the check-in counter and get another flight. I ran to do this praying the whole way. And they gave me another ticket. Everything happened so fast, I just grabbed it up and took off running and I was looking at it as I was going. So I ran back praying only to find out that it was the same flight I had just left. The walkway was connected and the people were still boarding. So I boarded. Father reversed the time. I told Him, “I got to make this Father, I have to make this. I have to be in this city over here. I'm going to give the teaching over in this city over here. I got to have this.” So Father reversed the timeline and I got on the same plane that I was rejected from. And another time I was traveling West across the country in my vehicle and praying and suddenly I looked at the town that I was driving through, I said I'm not supposed to be here. How did I get here? I found that I was a long way further down the road, maybe two to three hours down the road and I didn't fall asleep either, and I wasn't even sleepy. Some people say, “Oh, you just fell asleep.” No, you don't drive for two or three hours while asleep. So I was amazed that God did that. Another time I was dealing with a young girl who found out that she was pregnant and her and the boy were too young and not capable of raising a child and I knew it. So as I prayed for an answer for her, it came to me to pray that this had never happened. And she was not pregnant. I thought, “What would God do with the baby?” Then I knew that God would not do anything that is wrong, so I can pray faithfully. God reversed the time and she was not pregnant. You ask, “God can do that?” Yes, He can, He's in control of time. He does not dwell in time. He can place you in different places in time. And that's what's happening with these two timelines. You're placing yourself in one or the other, by either believing you have received or not. Hope y'all are catching on to this. It's a tremendous revelation. All of this is a tremendous lesson to believe that we have received anything we pray for as Jesus said. And also we are to believe we have received anything we are told by God or His angels, in words, dreams, visions. If He gives you a promise and a vision or dream, it's not going to come to pass if you don't believe it. Everything is conditional. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways, think not that that man to receive anything from the Lord? Transe Vision of Opposite Timelines Samuel Fire 12/31/22 (David's notes in red) I had an experience where I think I physically passed out. My wife found me lying on the floor with my eyes open but not responding. However, I was in what I would call a real-life vision (This describes a trance vision) that went on for a few years. When I stopped having the vision, I was confused as to where I was, because the vision experience felt so real. (A timeline, or dimension, to what things are to come – and whether we are to receive or reject it.) The vision was like in the time of Jesus' ministry but in the modern world. (Time of the Man-child) There was a giant revival, and an elect group of people were physically in the world but operating in another dimension spiritually, they were separate from everything in the natural. (Walking in the Spirit and the supernatural.) I felt that this was in the future and something that is more than I can understand completely, and I have struggled to put what I saw spiritually into words and describe it in such a way that could be understood. I saw that this existence is primarily for God. (This is the timeline best described in Mar 11:23-24 and it involves walking in faith that we have received every provision and speaking it. Mar 11:23-24 ASV Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. 24 Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye received (In Greek) them, and ye shall have them.) I felt, in such an aching urgency, we need to have a real living and interactive relationship with God. A complete falling in love again with God. We all return to Him, humbly and submit ourselves for His Will in complete servitude every day and moment. NENT Jas 4:10 Humble yourselves in the Lord's sight and he shall exalt you. Rev 2:4-5 But I have this against thee, that thou didst leave thy first love. 5 Remember therefore whence thou art fallen, and repent and do the first works (The works of Jesus and His Apostles); or else I come to thee, and will move thy candlestick out of its place, except thou repent. (Some of the Church will be reprobated when they see others acting as Jesus and they continue with their dead religion.) Eph 3:16-19 that he give you, according to the riches of his glory, to be made mighty through his Spirit unto the inward man; 17 that the Christ dwell in your hearts through faith in love, rooted and grounded, 18 so that ye be strong to apprehend with all the saints what the breadth and length and depth and height, 19 and to know the love of the Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye be filled unto all the fulness of God. Rom 12:11 in diligence not slothful; fervent in the spirit; serving the Lord; The Lord Jesus has had a personal contact with everyone who would be saved before the last day. He personally has touched us, reaching out to each person in their own unique circumstance. This has happened in the past of that person's life. The biggest thing in this life is the pursuit of Christ after this personal encounter with The Lord. If anyone knew of God personally and in their own understanding, they would choose God. NENT Rom 8:33-35 Who shall bring a charge against God's elect? It is God that justifieth; 34 who is he that condemneth? It is Christ Jesus that died, yea rather, was raised from the dead, who is at God's right, who also intercedeth for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of the Christ? tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? I also saw that there is a reason for those who fall away. We are refined by these types of people through our journey. We are to seek The Lord when bad things happen. To turn to God in reliance in these tough trials. NENT 1Pe 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while if need be, put to grief in manifold trials, 7 that the proving of your faith, more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, be found unto praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ: What I saw was leading up to approximately a few years ahead of this current time (a different time zone.) (This is a timeline that the Lord showed us and involves walking in the Spirit as in Mar.11:23-24) I saw everywhere how many people were leaving jobs and families for the Lord. News on TV and radio broadcasts worldwide were stating, they couldn't believe what was happening that many people had a realization of the truth in God. These many people just right then, instantly left at that moment, left their jobs or whatever they were doing, all to follow and live for God. Mat 4:19 And he saith unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left the nets, and followed him. 22 And they straightway left the boat and their father, and followed him. 25 And there followed him great multitudes from Galilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judaea and from beyond the Jordan. One person was walking along the street and happened to see the news broadcast being played on TV's that were for sale in the window, reacted and knew Jesus was the thing he was waiting for and turned about and started running. Another person was in a factory and had a radio playing while operating a machine. When he heard the news, he just reached over and switched his machine off, took off his face shield and walked out to follow Jesus. And one man, who never was home before the sunset due to his work hours, came home greeting his wife and children with such joy stating, “I quit work so we can all go straight to God!” (To follow Jesus/Man-child.) I also saw a TV news anchor reading the story on the live, and immediately after he read it, he took off the microphone and dropped his papers and just ran out the studio while on live television. There was another man who had a wife and large family, but they could not all agree with this news, but he was adamant to do this. He knew it was more important to do this duty than to stay. He grabbed a few items then left without saying goodbye to follow Jesus. Mat 19:27 Then answered Peter and said to him, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee; what then shall we have? Mat 19:29 And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or fields, for my name's sake, shall receive manifold, and shall inherit eternal life. NENT Eph 6:6-7 not in eyeservice, as men-pleasers; but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul 7 with good will; doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Everyone became more in tune through the Spiritual than the physical means. When people were led to join together for fellowshipping, they did not know where the meeting was to take place and were completely led by the Spirit. No one communicated anything, they just knew where to go and meet. NENT Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by God's Spirit, these are God's sons. Act 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was being fulfilled, all were together in the one place. The speaking of Holy tongues became so natural, the other languages like English were unnatural and were rarely used. NENT Act 2:4 And all were filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Jud 1:20-21 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, 21 keep yourselves in God's love, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Life was outwardly for Christ; everything in life was to do for Christ. All we did was walk and speak the Word, and performed miracles commonly, just like as it is written. Col 3:17 And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 23 whatsoever ye do, work heartily, as unto the Lord, and not unto men; Joh 14:12 Amen, Amen, I say unto you, Who believeth unto me, the works that I do shall HE do also; and greater than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father. Mar 16:17-18 And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;18 they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. NENT Joh 20:30 Many other signs therefore did Jesus before the disciples, which are not written in this book: Joh 21:25 And many other things also are which Jesus did, the which if they be written every one, I suppose that not even the world itself would contain the books written. Then I saw as though a nuclear bomb went off. But it did not affect any of the Saints, nor were even their buildings affected. It was like a parallel dimension separation occurred. It was as though it didn't happen or nor was it felt by anyone of these righteous people. Psa 91:9-11 For thou, O Jehovah, art my refuge! Thou hast made the Most High thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, Neither shall any plague come nigh thy tent. 11 For he will give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways. I saw the massive flash and fire sweep through everywhere, but it was as if everyone who followed the Lord were surrounded in a protective bubble. (I was told this by the Lord and wrote it in one of the books.) NENT 1Pe 1:5 who by God's power are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last season. I then saw all sorts of bad things happening, but the bad things only affected those who had that percentage of lack of faith. For example, someone had 20% faith so 20% was protected, but the other 80% was affected by the bad things. But someone who had 100% faith had nothing affected. (This is the two timelines we have been speaking of. One was blessed because the people believed Jesus especially in Mar 11:23-24. The other was lack and the curse because of not believing this.) The trials of the Saints were not like a written exam, but the testing of the heart and soul. All the challenges took place in their life choices. NENT Heb 11:1 Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, conviction of things unseen. (Walking by sight instead of faith in the promises and our prayers will destroy many as it did in the wilderness for Israel.) Jas 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations; 3 knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience (In your faith) have perfect work, that ye be perfect and entire, lacking in nothing. I saw that Tianna and I had what resembled an internet call with Andrew and Ben S, for some fellowship, but it was without any technology. We were all communicating and seeing each other supernaturally in the Spirit. (Just as I and Eve have done for some time since the angels showed each of us at different times. But when some were in the cursed timeline they can't hear us.) We were discussing day-to-day events, and these gave confirmations to each other on each of our choices. We all were keeping according to the Word for edification. This ‘call' then led us all to go and do for Christ as a source of inspiration and joy of The Lord. NENT Act 20:32 And now I commend you to the Lord, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and to give the inheritance among all the sanctified. Rom 14:19 So then let us follow after things of peace, and the things for building up one another. I saw all the people were being tested of their faith. There were big questions inwardly such as: Do they look at the Lord? What's their heart actually saying about Jesus? Do they exclaim Him as the Lord and Messiah? Do they really trust Him completely? Is my love to God sincere? (If they hear man and their flesh they not hear the Lord.) Psa 18:1b-2 I love thee, O Jehovah, my strength. 2 Jehovah is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my rock, in whom I will take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. (As we repent and accept God's new reality we are leaving the kingdom of this world and we are entering the Kingdom of God while still on earth. Heaven starts here for us and expands to its uttermost part. A verse from two gospels show this when put side by side. Mar 13:27 ASV And then shall he send forth the angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. Mat 24:31 ASV And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Notice that Heaven starts here on earth. When the King of Heaven enters you the Kingdom of Heaven is in your spirit man. Luk 17:21 ASV neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you. “As the outer man is decaying the inner man is being renewed”. These are two timelines, one where we act in the fleshly body because of Faith and the other where we act in the fleshly body because of unbelief.) Heaven and Earth meet at one place. NENT Rev 21:1-3 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are gone; and the sea is no more. 2 And I saw the holy city Jerusalem new coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. (We are being born from above into a new Kingdom that is growing in this body. The old worldly kingdom does not exist for the faithful anymore. But we were created as spiritual beings not limited to earth for we had no need for the physical support.) 3 And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Lo, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall tabernacle with them, and THEY shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them: Everything seemed familiar, but at the same time it didn't make sense. We were transitioning from what was seen and understood in the carnal, to living out life in the Spiritual. NENT Rom 8:5-8 For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, those of the Spirit. 6 For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace: 7 because the mind of the flesh is enmity unto God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be: 8 and they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 1Co 15:46-47 Howbeit not the spiritual is first, but the natural; then the spiritual. 47 The first man is of earth, of dust; the second man is of heaven. Everyone had gone through these changes, yet a majority of the people freaked out. The saints that have the slightest percentage of Christ, go through their level of trials for the percentage that isn't in Christ to die. A small percentage of their Faith meant a great level of trials (like a newly saved (30 fold) Christian would have a greater number of trials to endure.) (In the creation of Christ in you is the good fruit of the Spirit. Unripe and rotten fruit are completely discarded. What does not conform or abide in Him is burnt up through all the various fiery trials. As the Lord increases in us we need less trials.) NENT 1Pe 1:6 -7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while if need be, put to grief in manifold trials, 7 that the proving of your faith, more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, be found unto praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ: I saw at one time that we wanted to buy something to drink. We were led by God to a shop; it was not the nearest or logical choice, but specifically the shop He wanted us to go to. When we arrived at the store, the Lord directed us to where all the beverages were and what type to select. As we approached the cashier with our drink, we imparted love as the form of payment. The store owner was standing there smiling at us and very thankful. It felt as if walking completely in the spirit but still in the physical realm. NENT 1Th 2:8 thus longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us. 2Co 12:15 And I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved less? 1Th 3:12 and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all, even as we also do toward you; I then looked back as we were leaving, and I saw another person who was at the cashier attempting to pay for their items with money. They had plenty of money, but no amount would be sufficient. They had no love to give, and they were denied and not able to buy. Pro 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath; But righteousness delivereth from death. As we were driving, I saw many people stuck in traffic, but we were able to just keep on driving past them all as though we were in our own private lane, and I was wondering, ‘Why were they all in stand-still traffic?' We were still in the physical but as if we were in a whole other dimension; we were on the earth but moving above the natural laws. (This is like Jesus when He was walking on the water. Like our experience of sliding on ice down a hill and through a parked car with our truck as though it wasn't there. Our tracks in the snow and ice proved we went through the car. It is like my experiences of time being changed and I met my flight that previously was departing. Or the time I found myself much further down the road suddenly. This was a different timeline of Quantum faith.) Isa 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now shall it spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. I then saw a great thunderstorm ahead in the distance but not in our current location. When we got further ahead, we could see it had rained but we did not get caught in the storm. I felt these trials were put in place for those who didn't have faith. (I have by the grace of God moved storms and hurricanes out of my way speaking faith which put me in the good timeline while others were not.) The intensity of the trial was according to the level of doubt and unbelief. Because we believed that the storm wouldn't affect us, it didn't. Anything was possible in this spiritual dimension. If you believed it to occur, it would happen. And if you didn't have faith, then bad things would happen. (These are the two timelines. Quantum Faith brings the good.) Only faith in God works, nothing in our own strength. If the world was in drought, and if we believed God would still give us rain, it would only rain on our property and nowhere else. God is faithful. (We can have faith and believe in the promises of God and act it out. Or we can believe in the negative and live under the curse. Mat 8:13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And the servant was healed in that hour.) NENT 2Pe 2:7-9 and delivered righteous Lot, sore distressed by the lascivious conduct of the wicked 8 (for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, tormented his righteous soul from day to day with their lawless deeds): 9 the Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment unto a day of judgment. (And Lot was removed from the curse on Sodom but his wife put her eyes on it and became cursed.) I saw non-believers attacking some Saints as a form of a trial. The Saints responded to them with Jesus and the Word with sincere love from their heart. They did not argue with the attackers, but simply gave a statement of the Truth according to the Word. (Which can be a positive confession of a promise.) NENT Heb 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise. NENT 1Pe 3:8-9 Finally, be all likeminded, compassionate, loving as brethren, tender-hearted, humble minded: 9 not rendering evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but contrariwise blessing; for hereunto were ye called, that ye should inherit a blessing. We then had cardboard figures pop-up with a variety of offensive things. I felt they were meant to antagonize us and to cause unholy reactions. But we just pushed them all away while saying, ‘That was weird.' and moved on. They appeared very real, but the Spirit revealed the true nature of them. (Seeing and speaking the positive brings it to pass.) Act 24:16 Herein I also exercise myself to have a conscience void of offense toward God and men always. Php 1:10 so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ; I saw a shimmer as walls in the spiritual realm. Like a giant bubble that went all around everything. It was golden and clear, and I could see through to the other world of corruption. (Staying in the good timeline is protection from the bad.) While in the bubble looking out, I could see how the excluded people would be trying to get in but were denied. I felt if they were to come in, that it would pop the bubble, as they were not welcome in. (The bubble represents abiding in Christ and speaks of the Kingdom of God, and the Holy City, New Jerusalem where nothing unclean is permitted. Only those who chose to humble themselves and submit to the Word in obedience will be able to abide in this place. Those who do not do the will of God will not be permitted in.) (Rev 21:27 and there shall in no wise enter into it anything unclean, or he that maketh an abomination and a lie: but only they that are written in the Lamb's book of life. Rev 22:14-15 Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city. 15 Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.) No one would leave the bubble to go to them, as they would be leaving Christ. Only the people in the bubble had a true relationship with Christ. It was a constant death to self and to be alive in God as the inside bubble was a ‘Christ-only' exclusive zone. (This represents living a crucified life, laying down our lives contrary to belief in God's Word. Luk 9:23 And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.) NENT Joh 10:5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. When I was looking at this corrupted world through the shimmer, it was a totally insane, dark and chaotic world. People were in complete confusion, fear and anxiety. Rampant with disappointments and arguments continually, and their minds were running around in circles trying to get their own way. Job 10:22 The land dark as midnight, The land of the shadow of death, without any order, And where the light is as midnight. I then remembered the Lord had entrusted the Saints with certain tasks, though new and inexperienced, all were not too worried about failing. (Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.) All the Saints were all completely comfortable and eager to do them, and naturally completed the tasks with a delight to serve and do this for God. (God gives us the grace to want to serve Him as He works all things after the counsel of His will and for His good pleasure as in Eph 1:11 and Php 2:13. Psa 40:7-8 Then said I, Lo, I am come; In the roll of the book it is written of me: 8 I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart. Joh 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to accomplish his work. Jesus accomplished this in the supernatural seeing and speaking things into existence. Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: (This is our spirit man, Christ in you.) I then saw some people who were not part of UBM, come and ask some of the UBM members curious questions about God. They were all edified and joined together. They were brethren for eternity, who had previously received different understandings of the Lord earlier in their Christian lives. But they saw the light of the Lord, and then came fully into Truth. NENT Act 2:47 praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added together daily those being saved. Then everyone was singing and praising God in a bus that was on a completely messed-up broken road. It was so damaged that the bus should have crashed or torn up its tires. I saw an overpass bridge for a river up ahead, which had completely fallen down. The driver being led completely by the Spirit, took another route through the river where there was barely any water; praise the Lord! Isa 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned, neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. All of the Saints were on the same word, on the same page; according to the Word. We had complete agreement and exhilaration for Christ. No one was freaking out. (Saints (sanctified ones) are on the same timeline. Mat 18:19 ASV Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven.) NENT Rom 15:5-7 Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus: 6 that with one accord ye may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore receive one another, even as the Christ also received us, to God's glory. Each had their own trials, dealing with issues in their own hearts and trying to get rid of any carnality, and any attachments to things that were not of God. Each person had different percentages of faith. However, anyone could be part of the Kingdom regarding that percentage. Although the intensity of the trial was relative to the percentage in their Faith in Christ. (Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but so to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith. Luk 17:6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye would say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea; and it would obey you.) The whole earthly realm was transitioning to the spiritual realm, to have Heaven on Earth as one reality, just like we saw of the New Jerusalem. (This means bringing what we have in the Kingdom of Heaven down to earth, as Jesus taught His disciples to pray. Mat 6:10 ASV Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.) We were not seen by the worldly, carnal people, though they could see the parts of us that were not Christ-like. If anyone in the bubble was to see the corrupted world, they would have to go out of their way with great effort to see that old world. (We must see what God tells us to see to have His divine power and all provision. 2Pe 1:2-4 ASV Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; 3 seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue; 4 whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. I was with Michael and Julie as though we were all grouped together in the physical. We seemed to be some place where none of us recognized. There were physical things like cars, but we were not to worry about how to travel and we were translated like it was a normal thing for vast distances. (I was translated halfway around the world in a blink of an eye to preach in a Church. My car was translated many miles ahead of where I had been. Eze 3:14-15 ASV So the Spirit lifted me up, and took me away; and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; and the hand of Jehovah was strong upon me. 15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib…) Those who deliberately made poor and improper decisions were put to the test. (This was to reveal their unconquered flesh to see if they would repent so Jesus can manifest in them.) It looked just like Jesus' day but in our modern world. We were on a supernatural level. There were no limits to faith according to the Word. No limit on what God could do through us. Miracles were becoming common, and each grew more extreme in amazement. Some of the Saints had questions which exposed the inner-self and any darkness such as, ‘Why are you worrying about anything?' That aspect was out of the question. Our UBM brethren didn't worry. We just did according to the Word, immediately acting according to the Lord's commandments. No longer were the physical realm and the flesh holding us back, nor were we at enmity with God. The UBM brethren were submitted to the Holy Spirit having conquered their flesh, so it was no longer a constant battle. It was now so easy to submit to God and do His will. There was nothing hindering those that had this complete faith, everything was simply done in agreement with God. But those who didn't have 100% faith still had to endure trials even if it was only 1% doubt, they would have 1% trials relative to crucify the flesh and submit to Jesus. NENT Joh 14:31 but that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave me commandment, thus I do. Arise, let us go hence. I saw how David and Michael made known the need for a large established area to be purchased. One of the Saints exclaimed, ‘Oh, but that would cost 100 million dollars!' Michael responded so calmly, ‘But it's been paid for.' The people selling the property already knew and felt in the spirit with whom to make the transaction. (Amen!) Everyone in this realm were going through their own personal trials. Those who were not meant to be in the Kingdom were not in this Heavenly bubble. (The faith timeline) Those who were in these trials were able to see the others who are not in the Kingdom, and they were being tested in their hearts. They had to decide whether to desire Christ and withstand the trial or leave to go the way of the worldly. (These trials are designed by God specifically for each individual to overcome the mind of the flesh. Everyone must decide to give up their lives for Christ. Many disciples will turn back to go the way of the world because they loved their carnal life, their sin and the world more than the Jesus. Luk 14:27 Whosoever doth not bear his own cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Joh 6:66 ASV Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. In this seven-year tribulation of trials, a person with only one percent faith in Christ, would have to go through the worst trials. They would need to overcome 99 percent of their flesh. Only if they held onto and grew with that one percent of Christ would they succeed. Despite everything they were going through, they had a very faint path to follow. As they continued to abide in the Lord and continually standing on the Word, they would make it. In comparison, the other type who had 99 percent faith, would only have mild trials. Yet, to each individual their trials of difficulty seemed as though their world and life was crashing. (Many times Father makes small sins large as though seen from His eyes.) This is the refinement process. There were ones who had fake faith; their foundation was revealed by their flaws in faith. They were not built up properly receiving the knowledge of true salvation and were brought back down to go through a true refined-gold process. (Faith that Fizzles out at the Finish had a Flaw in it from the First. We want the real and sincere faith that has corresponding works. 1Ti 1:5 But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith unfeigned:) (Many Christians have been taught to believe that their “faith” is their religion, traditions and the doctrines of men, and so salvation is by works. God ordained the five-fold ministry for the perfecting of the Body of Christ so they can learn and grow up into salvation by the faith of what Christ accomplished for us completely at the cross. Eph 4:11-15 And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ: 13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; 15 but speaking truth in love, may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ;) All the stacked-up fake things were then removed. Each piece removed struck deep into their heart. They didn't know where to turn to until they went back to Christ, and the real true foundation. (1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Eph 2:20-21 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone; 21 in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord.) When all these were removed, the only thing they had left, was God and the Word. NENT 1Co 3:13-15 the work of each shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it is being revealed in fire; and the fire itself shall prove the work of each of what sort it is. 14 If the work of any shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive reward. 15 If the work of any shall be burned, he shall suffer loss (Of fleshly works and knowledge): but himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire. (Because the old man is burned up leaving only Christ.) I saw how it didn't matter the translation of the Word, until the Saint manifested a complete and true image of Christ – through a true seeking of the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit. It was then on their journey they applied deeper knowledge and wisdom with concordances, word etymologies, numeric pattern and so forth. Each part was as though another shoot of the root went out and dove deeper into the Foundation of Christ. I saw everyone in Christ were friends and not just family. Not just being ‘lovey' and kind, but had excitement and enjoyment in all company. They were as one. (We are commanded in many scriptures to love one another fervently from the heart and that we are one Body in Christ. Col 3:14-15 and above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful. Eph 4:15 but speaking truth in love, may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ; 16 from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love. 1Th 3:12 and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you; 1Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently:) I saw a group of us were sitting around and we became hungry. No one had any food, except someone had just one apple. We all prayed over it. And each person took a bite of it and were made full and then passed it to the next. Everyone took a bite, and after everyone had each taken only one bite of the apple, it was made whole and new again. And then apple was put away as though nothing happened to it, not bites and perfectly ripe. We were all spiritually led, and we didn't need to see something in the physical first for it to make sense. But if it is in the Word we felt that it makes sense. (Having the mind of Christ and walking by faith.) I then saw someone who exist outside of the bubble who were attacking paper Mâché versions of myself, Tianna and many other brethren. They looked very lifelike, just like us. (This is the unbelieving cursed timeline and doesn't affect the believers timeline as per Quantum Physics and faith.) I saw this from a distance and I was not concerned about it and I just kept going on. When we joined a group of fellow saints, they thought we had been killed because they heard about this attack. (From an unbeliever who sees this as real.) The news they heard was misleading and suggested that it was the Real saints being attacked and killed. (This is exactly what is happening to the unbelieving timeline but we were told by the Lord to not hear their cries.) This was a test for those who saw the event and those who heard the fake news. Would they believe it and how would they react. When they overcame that aspect in their trial of seeing brethren being harmed, it built up their faith. However, some who saw this happen, started freaking out, ran over to save the paper Mâché look-a-likes, and then got caught up in the attack and were attacked themselves. I saw Michael, Julie, Missy and many other brethren, picking up their phone to answer it before it had rung – foreknowing a call was about to happen. They had a supernatural knowledge and expectation by faith. Everything had perfect precision and timing as faith through the Spirit was exercised. Confidence in the Spirit was complete, and we moved on. I saw us at this large building which had no power or lights. There was a machine that made electricity, but it looked like parts were missing and things broken off and it was covered in rust. David was standing next to it and I heard him firmly state, “I know that this will work;” but not in a boasting way. He just pointed at the machine, then leaned a little forward to touch the ‘on' switch. (Free energy will be provided.) When he did, it turned on and the machine began shaking and all the missing parts fell perfectly into their places and all the rust shook off it like a wet dog when it shakes of water. The machine looked and sounded brand-new. With faith, we expect everything to always work, not by sight and without hesitation. All to glorify our Father in heaven according to Faith. NENT Mat 9:29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it to you. (The front wheel drive gears that were shattered in my tractor were restored by a touch and a command and my action to get on it and drive it off.) We didn't worry about where we would stay or sleep. Next, we were all gathered together in a room, and persecution came. There were reports of attackers coming so I and some of the others left and went to another room with different people whom I have never seen before. We ate what they served us and spoke with them. Then afterward we went back to the other room with these people we had just met, and then some high-ranking army official knocked on door told us all that we had to leave immediately. We went to go out the building and I reached into my pocket and pulled out a car key. I used the key fob, and it unlocked a car that I have never seen before. We were led by faith which way to go with total assurance and not worried at all. (1Jn 4:18 ASV There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love.) (This paragraph, I have seen this before in a dream in 2019.) All these series of events led to separation by a shimmer of golden light. I felt those who abide in Christ were always kept safe. (Isa 26:3 ASV Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. Isa 32:18 And my people shall abide in a peaceable habitation, and in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places. Psa 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust. If there was a worry, it was their personal trial to be exercised in order to turn back to God. (Worry or fear, indicates sin. When we sin, we just confess them, and God is faithful to forgive us and cleanse us of them as in 1Jn 1:9. Then we confess Jesus, and we are justified again by faith. So we need repentance and faith in the sacrifice of Christ.) So those who worry or fear are brought back to real belief. Back to what they had already learned, the unshakable foundation in Christ. (Anything not of faith will be exposed. Rom 14:23 ASV … whatsoever is not of faith is sin.) I saw a pair of believers and in front of them with this same shimmer of golden light and they could see the other side. While they were holding hands, one was trembling in their trial of worries, yet the other was saying, “There is nothing to worry about. Everything is fine.” (We should encourage each other and help those who may be weaker in the faith while they go through their trials by speaking the promises to them.) Trembling could cause one to either let go and flee. (Fear makes one shrink back and run from the situation and the demons. Mat 12:30 ASV He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.) The person would have to go through that trial again and eventually they would be built back up and strengthened in their faith. (We are to embrace each other in fellowship and prayer for all the Saints, even if we have never met them.) We all had training with theory lessons and read about gifted Christians in past, and dived deeper into the Word. But the world I saw was the time of testing in the physical; all the day-to-day stuff. How we react from the heart. All were to be tested and tried in order to being built up and refined. Dan 11:35 And some of them that are wise shall fall, to refine them, and to purify, and to make them white, even to the time of the end; because it is yet for the time appointed. Mal 3:3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah offerings in righteousness. NENT 1Jn 2:3-4 And hereby we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 4 Who saith that I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this man. Heb 13:6 So that we boldly say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear What shall man do to me? Jos 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not affrighted, neither be thou dismayed: for Jehovah thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. I saw a married couple carrying their infant child. The infant was completely dependent upon the parents' care. Though the couple were strong in faith and not afraid, they had an overflowing faith and love for the child. This faith and love caused them to raise and care for the child as Christ-led parents; the child's reliance on them kept the infant calm and safe despite all going on around them. (I have seen God's people who loved Him suffering in the unbelief timeline and asked an angel if he could pull them over into the faith timeline on my faith because they were babies and you do everything for babies. He did and they were blessed immediately.) If someone was not wholly in Christ; the trial showed how they reacted in a persecution of their faith. They are tested by their percent of lack in Christ. Everything was between each of them and God, no person was to go through that same percentage of faith for that particular trial. I saw a group of bad people, but not in the same area as us anymore. We were separated and they were cut-off. (The time comes when the unbelieving timeline people will no longer cross over.) It was like the opposite view of the ‘TV' version of a ‘rapture scenario.' The shimmer bubble held in protection all those who abided in Christ and all the others were pulled out. (As in the days of Noah, when the Ark lifted up above the water, they were all safe during the destruction of the wicked for 40 days.) The most wicked and evil were at the furthest edges, completely opposite to us. (Darkness is as far away as possible from the Light - or it is eliminated) NENT Joh 1:5 And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not. We are separated, more and more; according to the personal level of faith in Christ. All those who are not to be in the Kingdom were ‘pulled' out of the reality we all were living. (“A little leaven leavens the whole lump” “Cast out the old leaven”.) This was the transition. I saw the shimmer bubble or glory of Lord Jesus covering us as a Corporate Body. This was greater than anything the enemy had. NENT Rom 8:38-39 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other creation, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Video Podcast HereThis is the fourth episode of a series on the story of Zion, a New Jerusalem, found in the Book of Mormon. We compare this to the tale of Zion in the restoration church, founded by Joseph Smith. Many traditions and teachings have come forth since 1830 about Zion. But are they correct? Do they agree with the story and prophecies in the Book of Mormon ? Join us as we explore "a tale of two Zions." This week we look at the new heaven and new earth, and where does this fit in the timeline of Christ's return and the New Jerusalem. We take a look at the prophecies regarding our propensity to gravitate towards the precepts of men. Even the good guys can be deceived according to the scriptures. Scripture Search and Study Resources - Restored Gospel Contact us:firstname.lastname@example.orgMusic by Michael Barrett
John's vision of the New Jerusalem shows us that Christ has prepared a future full of community, divine proximity, and glory for all who will have him. Readings from this service:Revelation 21: 9-27Psalm 84: 1-4Luke 19: 41-48Thanks for listening! CONNECT with CCFC:Visit us on FacebookVisit our websiteDownload our app!
This Is What God Looks And Sounds Like! Focus Verse: John 1:18 “No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.” This seems like a strange focus verse for a 2nd study on what God looks like. Yet, in time, it will become apparent for all to see why we are using this verse. In Part 1 of “What Does God Look Like”, we used the scriptures own description to reveal a shadow of God's true beauty. In Part 2, we will focus on The New Jerusalem, God's voice, what His presence does to the earth, how no one can see God, and then how, if you have seen Jesus, you have seen what God looks like. Ending with the Bible's description of what Jesus now looks like in Heaven. So, let's get started!#God #YWHW #LoveWatch The Video: https://youtu.be/325d38q70ag(BrotherLance.com) Free Music, Bible Studies, Videos & More!(Weshallbelikehim.com) Download Our Free 45 Day Devotional Book Today!
A fallen humanity is proven everyday with the myriad of ways in which we find ourselves in the midst of conflict. Whether it be and argument between you and your spouse, or authoritarian regimes pulling off genocide over geography, conflict is inevitable. The conflict in Belfast, Northern Ireland, commonly referred to as "The Troubles," was a complex and violent period spanning from the late 1960s to 1998. It involved political, cultural, and sectarian strife primarily between unionists (mainly Protestant, who wanted Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom) and nationalists also referred to as Republicans (mainly Catholic, who desired a united Ireland). This conflict was marked by intense urban guerrilla warfare, bombings, and civil unrest, including the most symbolic monument of division; a wall. Your Best Buddy Basil recently visited Belfast, Northern Ireland and the Peace Wall that separates the Protestants and Catholics still to this day. Armed with professional recording equipment, Basil gives us a live boots-on-the-ground sound directly from the Peace Wall walking from the Protestant side to the Catholic side! He also sat down with an artist named Johnny who lived through much of the conflict and still lives in Belfast today. The hope for this episode is for one to expand the knowledge base of recent international history to better contextualize our current geopolitical tensions that continue to intensify. No matter what side you take in war, it is important to remember that we are all descendants from a fallen Adam and Eve. Ultimate justice will not occur until Jesus returns and bring a new heaven, new earth, and New Jerusalem! BestPodcastintheMetaverse.com Canary Cry Radio #164 11.11.2023 – Recorded Live to 1s and 0s Parallel Troubles – Belfast Meets Basil Deconstructing Corporate Mainstream Media News from a Biblical Worldview Declaring Jesus as Lord amidst the Fifth Generation War! The Show Operates on the Value 4 Value Model: http://CanaryCry.Support Join the Supply Drop: https://CanaryCrySupplyDrop.com Submit Articles: https://CanaryCry.Report Submit Art: https://CanaryCry.Art Join the T-Shirt Council: https://CanaryCryTShirtCouncil.com Resource: Index of MSM Ownership (Harvard.edu) Resource: Aliens Demons Doc (feat. Dr. Heiser, Unseen Realm) Tree of Links: https://CanaryCry.Party
What is the neighbour? Arcana Coelestia 6819. But not only is man in the singular the neighbor, but also man in the plural. For a society, smaller or greater, is the neighbor; our country is the neighbor; the church is the neighbor; the Lord's kingdom is the neighbor; and so above all is the Lord. All these are the neighbor who is to be benefited from charity. These also are ascending degrees of the neighbor; for a society of many is the neighbor in a higher degree than is an individual man; our country in a higher degree than a society; in a still higher degree the church; and in a still higher degree the Lord's kingdom; but in the highest degree the Lord is the neighbor. These ascending degrees are like the steps of a ladder, at the top of which is the Lord. Classes of the neighbour Matthew 25: 31- 46. “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.' 37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?' 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.' 41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; 43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.' 44 “Then they also will answer [d]Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?' 45 Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” How might charity be practised towards each of these classes? New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine 107. The doctrine of spiritual good, which is that of love towards the neighbor, is also of wide extent and full of arcana, but much less so than the doctrine of celestial good, which is that of love to the Lord. That the doctrine of love towards the neighbor, or charity, is of wide extent, may appear from the fact, that it reaches to all the things which man thinks and wills, consequently to all which he speaks and does, even to the most minute particulars; and also from the fact, that charity does not exist alike with two different persons, and that no two persons are alike the neighbor. As the doctrine of charity was so extensive, therefore the ancients, with whom it was the very doctrine of the church, distinguished charity towards the neighbor into several classes, which they again subdivided, and gave names to each class, and taught how charity was to be exercised towards those who are in one class, and towards those who are in another; and thus they reduced the doctrine and the exercises of charity into order, that they might fall distinctly into the understanding. The names which they gave to those towards whom they were ...
Video Podcast HereThis week we look at the covenant of Abraham and it's lack of emphasis in the Restoration. We take a look at the prophecies regarding our propensity to gravitate towards the precepts of men. Even the good guys can be deceived according to the scriptures. This is the third episode of a series on the story of Zion, a New Jerusalem, found in the Book of Mormon. We compare this to the tale of Zion in the restoration church, founded by Joseph Smith. Many traditions and teachings have come forth since 1830 about Zion. But are they correct? Do they agree with the story and prophecies in the Book of Mormon ? Join us as we explore "a tale of two Zions." Scripture Search and study resources here:http://www.restoredgospel.com/Scriptures1/Main_study.php#zion,#newjerusalem,#ataleoftwozions,#zioninthebookofmomon,#ldsrlds, #, #covenantwithabraham,#preceptsofmenScripture Search and Study Resources - Restored Gospel Contact us:email@example.comMusic by Michael Barrett
In this episode we recap Ann's recent part 3 video — TL;DR: you can't Vote for Pedro if there's not a valid election — and muse about how, in this time of near universal error, there has never been an easier time to evangelize far and wide! We also discussed the recent kinetic events in the geographical area formerly known as Palestine, a land conquered by the Blood of Christ and which rightly belongs to those who truly believe what Christ and His Church teach (no matter how much the Karens want to argue this reality). In this month of All Saints and the Poor Souls in Purgatory let us never forget to call on the assistance of the Communion of Saints — and to return spiritual value to the Poor Souls in exchange for the value they can and do give us daily! Ann's new Part 3 “ENOUGH” video: The blog post YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TMnb2svAww Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/romanmcclaine/videos/639168601728515/ Rumble: https://rumble.com/v3r5o74-bergoglian-antipapacy-part-3-enough.html Odysee: https://odysee.com/@AnnBarnhardt:d/Bergoglian-Antipapacy-part-3–ENOUGH:f Links, Reading, and Video: Where Ann buys her dresses Cato the Elder: Carthage must be destroyed How to make a spiritual Communion Devotion(s) to the Archangel Michael Praying for (and to) the Poor Souls in Purgatory “Fear and Loathing in New Jerusalem”, a 6-part, 23.5 hour podcast series on the founding of the modern state of Israel: #1 – Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 1 #2 – Fear and Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 2 #3 – Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem – Nostalgia and Naivety in Honor Culture #4 – Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem, pt. 3 #5 – Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem – Things Fall Apart… #6 – Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem – Never Again Just in case you didn't catch the Tim Osmon reference… Feedback: please send your questions, comments, suggestions, and happy news item to firstname.lastname@example.org — or you can leave voicemail feedback at (302) 648-6373. (Alternate email addresses are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for something more secure.) Supernerd Media produces the Barnhardt Podcast, hosts Ann's website, and more; if you got some value from these efforts and would like to return some value, you can use a credit/debit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Link, or Cash App with this link or you can mail a donation to the address listed at SupernerdMedia.com.
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Visit the New Jerusalem . . . ’Heaven’ . . . on the next episode of LEADING THE WAY. It’s part of Dr. Michael Youssef’s series, REVELATION FOR TODAY. You’ll be encouraged as you see what the Bible has to say about the Last Days. (Revelation 21-22)Support the show: https://au.ltw.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We begin a new series on the story of Zion, a New Jerusalem, found in the Book of Mormon. We compare this to the tale of Zion in the restoration church, founded by Joseph Smith. Many traditions and teachings have come forth since 1830 about Zion. But are they correct? Do they agree with the story and prophecies in the Book of Mormon ? Join us as we explore "a tale of two Zions." This week we look at Enoch and the everlasting covenant and its Podcast place in restoration culture. As well as it's absence from the Book of Mormon Video Podcast HerePowerPoint and notes here:http://www.restoredgospel.com/PODCASTLINKS/Tale2.pdf#zion,#newjerusalem,#ataleoftwozions,#zioninthebookofmomon,#ldsrlds, #Enoch, #Everlastingcovenant,#enochandthemasonsScripture Search and Study Resources - Restored Gospel Contact us:email@example.comMusic by Michael Barrett
What is spiritual warfare and how does it affect our homes, families, marriages, relationships, and churches? The Empowered Homes team welcomes our dear friend, Brian Haynes, along with our favorite senior pastor, Ryan Rush, to discuss Brian's latest book, War in the Wilderness: Fight for Your Family When Life Isn't as It Should Be. Brian is incredibly vulnerable and raw in sharing the story of what God has done in his own family and how it was the catalyst for his book. **Listen with care warning - this episode does discuss sexual assault.** About The Book: War in the Wilderness We live between two gardens: Eden and the New Jerusalem. Between the gardens there is only desert; a biblical metaphor for life. Three main words in the Hebrew language describe the desert: midbar, t'siyah, and yashiymown―three kinds of deserts and metaphorically three kinds of life experience. In midbar you can survive if you know what you are doing. Midbar is what we call, normal. It's not exactly right, but it's as good as it gets outside the Garden. In t'siyah you can survive if you have help. This is deeper, darker, hotter, and even more chaotic. There are times in life when the soul of your family is scorched. In the t'siyah parts of life, you can't survive unless you have help. Yashiymown is desert you cannot survive. Yashiymown is wild, unbearable, and unfit for dwelling. In this time of life, only the presence of God and a miracle of God will sustain life. Life between the gardens is a desert. It's all challenging but some parts are almost impossible. The most important action we can take to lead our families through such a war in the wilderness is to cry out to God. He will hear you. How to get Brian's Book: Buy Brian's Book Here: https://brianhaynes.org/writings/ Connect With Brian: Website: https://brianhaynes.org/ Instagram: @mbrianhaynes Twitter (X): @MBrian-Haynes Show us some Love! Do you appreciate The Empowered Homes Podcast? Like, subscribe, comment, share. Every bit of your engagement helps us be open-handed in sharing resources to grow strong families, leaders and ministries. Thanks for your help in Empowering Homes for the gospel! FB : https://www.facebook.com/EmpoweredHomesResources Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/empoweredhomesresources/ Questions? Ideas for the Podcast? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. About Empowered Homes Who we are? The primary purpose of Empowered Homes is to connect church and home by equipping families, leaders and ministries to grow in the areas of marriage, parenting, personal growth. discipleship strategy, family ministry, and leadership development. We value the family as the first institution designed by God for spiritual formation, relationships, and reflecting His image. We seek to ensure that every element of church life supports and equips that essential role. What we do? Empowered Homes Ministry provides practical, gospel-based resources to connect church and home. The majority of our resources are offered online through our website empoweredhomes.org. We also partner with churches and ministries to provide conferences, equipping events & ministry coaching.Find Free Resources empoweredhomes.org
Everyone seems to welcome the apocalypse, or great unveiling of Halloween. Many likewise think that choosing sides during Armageddon will be easy. But when does the Devil, that trickster, ever make things so simple? Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent speech evoked these Biblical themes, stating “we are the people of light, they are the people of darkness—and light shall triumph over darkness.” He added, “It is now a time to come together for one purpose to storm ahead to achieve victory in joint with joint forces and a profound belief in justice, a profound belief in the eternity of the Jewish people. We shall realize the prophecy of Isaiah.” Such words are very anti-christ-like, particularly because they suggest peace is only attainable by destroying all enemies of that peace, i.e., the existence of a distinct group of people - another name for genocide. This is what the armies of God are supposed to do in the end times, destroy the enemy. But it can't be that simple. The bone chilling truth is that this group of 2 million people Israel wishes to eliminate is comprised of about 1 million children, all whom occupy land that the armies of darkness are meant ravage in the end as they wage war on the people of God. When we invoke Leviticus 18:21 - “do not permit any of your children to be offered as a sacrifice to Molech…” - and considering the saturnistic (Moloch) influences on Israel - the picture becomes clear: the current onslaught/war began on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur war - a Saturn return - during a week of a Friday 13th, and a rare ‘ring of fire' ouroboros black sun eclipse on a Saturday (Saturn); the state of Israel uses the hexagram, a symbol the Bible (Acts 7) relates to the unholy, idol worship of Rempham, Chiun, and the Tabernacle of Moloch or Baal. The geometric layout of Saturn is a cube, precisely the dimensions of both the Holy of Holies in Solomon's Temple and the New Jerusalem. The fact that Benjamin Netanyahu's appearance bares even mild resemblance to the demonic king of Hell, Baal, is also beyond terrifying. But the Devil dresses in disguises and is the ultimate trickster. Thinking it will be easy to stand with the armies of light during the end times is perhaps a mistake, and rather than choosing the so-called armies of darkness, maybe we should avoid supporting either. Considering that Israel is comprised of many non-Jews, and that Palestinians are semites that easily trace their lineage back maybe even to the founding of Jerusalem after the Hyksos exile from Egypt (according to Josephus), and considering Armageddon is meant to be fought on the Hill of Megiddo where the kings of the earth, under demonic control, wage war on the forces of God, the current situation seems to be unfolding the eschaton.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5328407/advertisement
Today, we continue our 6-part series reading the beginning and the end of the Bible. It is important to understand how it all began and how it will all end. Revelation 21 is a chapter filled with breathtaking imagery and profound symbolism. It describes the ultimate realization of God's plan for humanity, where a new heaven and a new earth are brought into being. But what will this new world look like, and what does it signify for those who believe? Together, we'll dive into the symbolism of the New Jerusalem, the absence of pain and sorrow, and the presence of God with humanity. What does this vision tell us about the future and the nature of God's relationship with the world? Once we are done reading, I will be answering a few questions from my audience. Check out new episodes every week! Use the code "Podcast20" to get 20% off our entire store. This is a special code specifically for our podcast listeners! See all our our hoodies, t-shirts, caps and more at https://www.livingchristian.org/store.html. MY BIBLE: Every Man's Bible: New Living Translation - Find it here: https://amzn.to/3MuDAUS CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE BELOW FOR CHRISTIAN APPAREL, PRODUCTS, BLOGS, BIBLE VERSES AND MORE: Website | https://www.livingchristian.org Store | https://www.livingchristian.org/store.html Podcast | https://www.livingchristian.org/podcast.html FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL: Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/living_christian/ Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/livechristian1 Twitter | https://twitter.com/livechristian1 Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/living_christian/ TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@livingchristian ABOUT US: Living Christian believes that our Christian faith isn't just for Sunday mornings in Church. Our faith impacts every aspect of our lives and the challenges we face every day of the week. We want to connect to people who are seeking to determine what Living Christian means in their own day-to-day lives. We are focused on providing resources and products to a community of believers. We provide daily biblical inspiration, motivation and guidance through social posts, blogs and Christian apparel and products. This work contains Music Track The 126ers - Winds of Spring that is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Source: https://directory.audio/free-music/pop/5092-the-126ers-winds-of-spring Author: The 126ers --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/livingchristian/support
There are many similarities and some important differences between Ezekiel's vision of the millennial Jerusalem and John's vision of the New Jerusalem. Comparing the two visions, there are important symbolic meanings in the numbers, the walls, the gates, and the precious stones that make the foundation of the walls. The new heaven, New Jerusalem will be a place of no more curse and the permanent home of the saints. Revelation 21-22, Ezekiel VF-2241 Watch, Listen and Learn 24x7 at PastorMelissaScott.com Pastor Melissa Scott teaches from Faith Center in Glendale. Call 1-800-338-3030 24x7 to leave a message for Pastor Scott. You may make reservations to attend a live service, leave a prayer request or make a commitment. Pastor Scott appreciates messages and reads them often during live broadcasts. Follow @Pastor_Scott on Twitter and visit her official Facebook page @Pastor.M.Scott. Download Pastor Scott's "Understand the Bible" app for iPhone, iPad and iPod at the Apple App Store and for Android devices in the Google Store. Pastor Scott can also be seen 24x7 on Roku and Amazon Fire on the "Understand the Bible?" channel. ©2023 Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved
Like sanctification, the subject of heaven and hell becomes clearer as you dig into it. If we are to rise with Christ, we must seek the things that are above. Hell is a place, and it is not homogenized. Similarly, heaven is a place where we will continue to learn directly from the Master in the city not made with hands. VF-2212 Watch, Listen and Learn 24x7 at PastorMelissaScott.com Pastor Melissa Scott teaches from Faith Center in Glendale. Call 1-800-338-3030 24x7 to leave a message for Pastor Scott. You may make reservations to attend a live service, leave a prayer request or make a commitment. Pastor Scott appreciates messages and reads them often during live broadcasts. Follow @Pastor_Scott on Twitter and visit her official Facebook page @Pastor.M.Scott. Download Pastor Scott's "Understand the Bible" app for iPhone, iPad and iPod at the Apple App Store and for Android devices in the Google Store. Pastor Scott can also be seen 24x7 on Roku and Amazon Fire on the "Understand the Bible?" channel. ©2023 Pastor Melissa Scott, Ph.D., All Rights Reserved
On this episode of The Verdict, Pastor John Munro turns to the book of Revelation for a fascinating lesson about the New Jerusalem – a central part of the new heaven and the new earth, unlike any city we've ever known.
Most people say they believe in heaven. But how much do you know about heaven? And how do you get there? On this episode of The Verdict Pastor John Munro continues his study in the book of Revelation and explores what heaven will be like, not from speculation or our imaginations, but from the very Word of God.
VIDEO PODCASTWe begin a new series on the story of Zion, a New Jerusalem, found in the Book of Mormon. We compare this to the tale of Zion in the restoration church, founded by Joseph Smith. Many traditions and teachings have come forth since 1830 about Zion. But are they correct? Do they agree with the story and prophecies in the Book of Mormon ? Join us as we explore "a tale of two Zions."Scripture Search and Study Resources - Restored Gospel Contact us:email@example.comMusic by Michael Barrett
Jesus said this in John 14:3–4: “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.” He is preparing a place for His children... the New Jerusalem! Are you ready?
In this episode, Rob and Vinnie look at Rev 7. Who are the 144,000? Who are the Great Multitude? Rob will argue that the 144,000 and the Great Multitude are the same group. John presents them as a fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham that from your seed all the nations will be blessed and they will become as numerous as the stars and the sand. The main point of Rev 7 is to remind God's people that they have the Holy Spirit so that they may endure the time of suffering and to give them a glimpse of the reward that awaits those who overcome. Please "follow" this podcast and give a review on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Your review will go a long way toward helping others find this podcast. Then share it with others so that we can get the word of the Gospel of the Kingdom to more people! Also, our goal is to keep these episodes free of charge. I do not intend to ever hide them behind a paywall. I can only do this if those of you who have been blessed by them and can afford to give ($5, $10, $25, or more/month) do so. You can give a tax-deductible contribution by following this link. Good news: the determinetruth App: If you wish to view these podcasts on your smartphone through the Determinetruth app simply download the “tithe.ly church” app on your smartphone. As it downloads you will be asked “what church you want to connect with”—insert “determinetruth” as the church name you wish to follow (and Mesa as the city if needed). Then you will be asked if you want the tithe.ly logo or the Determinetruth logo—choose the Determinetruth logo. Once it finishes installing, you will be good to go. Once it is loaded, simply click on the “blog” icon and it will automatically load. Finally, we just want to say thank you for listening in and supporting the work of determinetruth. If you have any questions that you would like us to address, we would love to hear them. Use the contact page on Determinetruth.com If you have been blessed by these episodes, we want to encourage you to make sure you follow this podcast, share it with others, and post a review. By posting a review you make it easier for others to find the podcast on google searches. If you would like to have Rob and/or Vinnie speak at your church or organization in person or via zoom, please let us know by filling out the contact info on the Contact me tab on this Rob's determinetruth site. If you have questions that you would like addressed in future episodes, you may submit them in the Contact me tab on this site. Show notes: Rev 7:1-17 4 corners: 2x Rev 7:1; 20:8 2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13, 14 2 Tim 2:19 Rev 3:10; John 17:15 Gen 15:5 Gen 17:4 Deut 10:22 Servant (14x) 1:1*; 2:20; 6:15; 7:3; 10:7; 11:18; 13:16; 15:3; 19:2, 5, 18; 22:3, 6 Rom 4:11-13 Gal 3:28-29 7:15-18 corresponds to the description of the New Jerusalem 21-22 Hears 144,000 Sees GM 19:13 Blood on His garment before He comes down! Holy Warriors 144,000 counted Num 1:3, 18, 20—numbering of people for war David numbers the Israelites (2 Sam 24) and Israel is judged! GM Rev 7:9 waving palm branches
What a cataclysmic week it's been… We were pretty nervous to discuss the war between Israel and Hamas, so forgive us for spending the first 30 minutes joking about dog appendages, flashers, and intestinal distress. We spend the rest of the episode talking about the bloodshed in the Holy Land, the effects that an Evangelical upbringing has on a person's perception of events, the reactions and battle lines drawn on social media following Hamas' attack on Israeli civilians and the subsequent IDF bombardment of Gaza, and our concerns about where things go from here. Look, we're not well-informed on the history of this conflict, we're not geopolitical strategists or military experts, and we are about as far removed from the experiences of both Palestinians and Jews as two people can be. We're just shocked, bewildered, frightened about what could happen next, and disgusted by the reactions of people in positions of power. That's about all there is to say. We'd love to hear your perspective, and the best place to reach us is on Discord.P.S. The history series we referenced several times is “Fear & Loathing in the New Jerusalem” from the MartyrMade Podcast: https://martyrmade.com/fear-loathing-in-the-new-jerusalem/
Wil-to-the-power-of-COCK is back baby! Old Five Heads at Freddies himself rears all five tanned, toothy faces here - with a seemingly failed perm, to boot - to discuss the quantum meanings behind crop circles, a very big arbitrary number that he says is the key to unlocking the “New Jerusalem,” and how, thanks to him and his buddy the archangel Michael, he has helped all of his fans, and the entire world's population, to bypass all the bad stuff in the Book of Revelations, and how we just need to make it to 2025 to become citizens of this New Jerusalem that have been prophesied. We're also…a little worried about David: he doesn't seem well and is under a lot of stress, and it shows. Maybe another two-year hiatus is needed, but just take a vacation instead of writing seven books that you're selling for over three hundred dollars this time. Oh, and he “owns” a company that is building hover cars. Enjoy! Support the show at: PATREON.COM/PROBINGANCIENTALIENS - for exclusive podcasts every month! Listen to our other podcast: No Guts, No Glory: the Berserk Podcast on your favorite podcast service! BLACKHOLESUPPLYCOMPANY.COM - for Probing Ancient Aliens merch and Disc Golf discs and apparel - Now with a physical location inside Cape and Cowl Collectibles in Orange County, CA! (9525 Garfield Ave Suite C, Fountain Valley, CA 92708)
Protection And Provision For Man-child And Bride (3) (audio) David Eells –10/15/23 The Man-Child Escapes Anonymous – 2021 (David's notes in red) I had a dream where I was watching in third person, a young man who had blonde hair and blue eyes. (This man represents the corporate Man-Child ministry who is submitted to the sun/Son with heavenly sight.) The man stood in the lounge room of my Gramps. He was speaking the Real Good News to Gramps and the Holy Spirit moved upon him, and he fell to his knees looking at the ground, crying a godly cry and begging God for forgiveness and thanking Him for Jesus. He saw his sin and realized his desperate need for Jesus, and he called on our Lord with all of his heart, soul and body. It was made known that he had surrendered his life to God. I then saw gold and white sparkles all around Gramps. This blonde man knew in spirit that he had to quickly leave. He left Gramps there with the Lord and went to go walk out the door. I felt that Gramps was about to be taken up to Heaven. (Heavenly places in Christ) (Taken up to heaven represents being born from above in order to return there and given a new Spirit to be a new creature in Christ. Joh 1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Eph 2:4-6 but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace have ye been saved), 6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus:) Just before he got to the door, he looked down the corridor to his left and saw Gramps' wife standing there with a furious facial expression. It felt that she had such hatred for him and wanted to kill him. Her eyes were red (meaning danger, violence and aggression) and the demons could be clearly seen in her. The man quickly went out the door as she chased after him screaming at him in utter rage. I watched this man run down the street, and every person came out of their houses to try and get him. (Coming out of their houses and going after this man represents that they can no longer hold back the contempt they have for God. They are no longer being restrained.) All the people had either green (meaning envy or jealousy) or red eyes and the demons were clearly seen in them. They were all so angry and had such hatred. They were screaming and threatening. Some of the people had shovels, pitchforks and other items and acted as if they were ready to kill him. (All these people represent those who are of the world with an antichrist spirit who hate the Word, and righteousness, like the factious, the apostate harlot church, those with a Jezebel spirit, and the beast. They are all used to persecute the Saints of God. In the Gospels, the Pharisees, and all the religious leaders plotted and sought to kill Jesus because of their jealousy. Jesus told His disciples that as they hated me, they will also hate you, because of me. Joh 15:18-25) NENT Luk 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall ostracize you and reproach, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rev 17:6 And I saw the woman [the harlot] drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered with a great wonder. All the people were acting like zombies, sort of like the zombies in the movie ‘I Am Legend'. They were fast and had so much supernatural energy and they could smell that this man was close and that's how they knew he was there. (Zombies represent all the ‘walking dead' who are of the worldly Beast; they are “dead” without eternal life because they do not believe in Christ. 1Jn 3:14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not abideth in death. And in the Harlot church, Rev 3:1….I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and thou art dead.) The blonde man was super-fast and no one could catch up with him. He ran past them all, not looking to the left or right or behind him. (Luk 4:28-30 And they were all filled with wrath in the synagogue, as they heard these things; 29 and they rose up, and cast him forth out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong. 30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way.) The man's presence felt pure, innocent, peaceful and he was calm and gentle. I felt that he had compassion for everyone. He felt bad for those that were against him, but he was so grateful to God for His grace. (The Man-Child body will manifest the complete nature of Christ in them, walking as He walked.) I watched this man as he ran through the streets where the people came after him in anger acting like zombies. The man ran to a street where no one was yet out in the streets, when a woman came out the front of a house and she was acting normal. He spoke the Word to her and she fell to the ground praising and worshipping God and began thanking Him for Jesus. I saw the same gold and white sparkles go around her. I felt that she too was about to be taken to Heaven. (Heavenly places in Christ) The man knew he had to leave now so he left, not looking back as he knew he had done what God wanted him to do. He was done in this town. (The Man-Child ministry and disciples of Christ will fulfil the great commission to go into all the world and preach the Gospel from town to town. Mar 1:38 And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth. Mat 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next ...) Multitudes of people all came out of their houses chasing after him in anger. I was zoomed-out so I could now see a larger area. I saw thousands, maybe tens of thousands of peoples in different hordes, all chasing after this man, but none could catch up to him. (Joh 7:30 They sought therefore to take him: and no man laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come. Joh 10:39 They sought again to take him: and he went forth out of their hand.) I saw the spots that the sanctified lady and Gramps, were now just a little light in a bubble. Apart from them everything else was dark with zombies all running. (God's children are protected in a bubble and seen as lights of glory in the spirit realm. Mat 5:14 YE are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.) NENT 2Co 4:6 Because it is God that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, unto enlightenment of the knowledge of the glory of God in Christ's face. The man ran out of this town and into another. When going into town he spoke to a few people about the Lord and then went into the center of the town. (Luk 4:43 But he said unto them, I must preach the good tidings of the kingdom of God to the other cities also: for therefore was I sent. Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.) On the front of a building, it had a ‘Wanted' sign with a picture of what the man looked like in the previous town. But now he looked like a completely different person. He still had blonde hair and blue eyes but his face and hair style looked different to how it was in the previous town. (Col 3:3-4 For ye died, and your life is hid with the Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.) But it seemed like his face would change every time he went into a new town. (The Man-Child is a corporate body of many brethren who are manifesting the life of Jesus in their own bodies. He will appear to be a different person every place these men minister the Gospel.) So, people couldn't recognize him unless they heard what he said. (Mat 15-17 He saith unto them, But who say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-Jonah:for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven. Luk 8:8 And other [seed] fell into the good ground, and grew, and brought forth fruit a hundredfold. As he said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Luk 10:16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that rejecteth you rejecteth me; and he that rejecteth me rejecteth him that sent me. Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him:... Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no one cometh unto the Father, but by me.) It felt that everyone in the country knew about this man and they were all trying to find him. He went inside a public building packed with people. He spoke to one man about our Lord in front of everyone, and a few guys overheard and went and grabbed a security guard. The security guard arrested the man and took him upstairs and locked him in a room and called ‘federal police' or something high-up like that. NENT Act 21:33 Then the colonel came near, and laid hold on him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had done. (Like the Romans did to Paul) The guard left him alone in the room but before he even finished closing the door, I saw the man walk through the wall on the other side and went out of the room and walk straight through the building out onto a balcony where he just jumped off. (The Man-Child corporate body will be walking in the anointing of the latter rain and in the Spirit. They will be able to walk through solid substances, like as Jesus passed through the midst of those trying to take him. There will also be many translations out of harm's way, and we have examples in the Bible of the angels setting the disciples free from prison by chains falling off and doors unlocked and opened before them.) No one even knew that he was gone. (Like when an angel sprang Peter out of prison before they could kill him.) He went on walking though the town speaking to those he knew would listen. Soon there were groups of people again chasing after him and he left the town. (Paul was chased from town to town.) NENT Act 5:19-20 But the Lord's angel by night opened the doors of the prison, and brought them out, and said, 20 Go ye, and stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this Life. 25 And one came and reported [that] Lo, the men whom ye put in the prison are in the temple standing and teaching the people. The next town he came to, he didn't speak to anyone, but he walked through the city. My perspective then zoomed-out and I saw three missiles shoot and destroy this entire area where the man had been. It destroyed the buildings and many people died. I saw the people in this country and the reaction to everyone that had tried to kill him; they were all cheering and they were so happy. (This is how they felt and reacted to the death of the ‘Two Witnesses' because they hated their righteousness and preaching the Gospel. [Rev 11:3-12] Rev 11:10 And they that dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and make merry; and they shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth.) Then I saw the man appear in a bush in the middle of nowhere. I felt that he had been translated to this area just in time for the missile to go off. Everyone else was convinced he had died, and they were celebrating and stopped looking for him. (The Lord will translate His people out of nuclear blasts and all kinds of destruction and troubles. We have a Psalm 91 Passover.) NENT Act 8:39-40 And when they came up out of the water, the Lord's Spirit caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, for he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached the gospel to all the cities, till he came to Cesarea. I watched the man walk over in the bush to this barbed wire fenced enclosure. There were many people behind the fence, it seemed that they had been captured and being held there. (This sounds like the many FEMA camps that are being set up for the rebellious Christians and others.) Most of the people inside came running over to him as if they knew who he was and they were desiring to hear him. He spoke the Word of Truth to them and many believed and repented. (Many people in captivity will be repenting and ready to hear the Good News of the Gospel.) I then saw the man standing on top of the highest mountain (On top of Mount Zion.) looking down towards all the towns and places where he had travelled, and I felt he had done everything he needed to do. Our Heavenly Protection Marie Kelton 8/11/22 (David's notes in red) I had an open vision of the Lord sitting next to me. He said, “Eat from the hand of God.” He then opened his hand and I saw food in it. (We have been given this time to eat the Bread from Heaven which is life to our soul. Joh 6:51 I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: yea and the bread which I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world. Pro 9:4-5 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him, 5 Come, eat ye of my bread, And drink of the wine which I have mingled. This represents the body and blood of Jesus.) I then saw two big angels standing by the side door with spears in their hands in the living room. I was asking the Lord about the demons that attack my mind all the time. One of the angels walked up to me and I could hear the clacking of his armor. I knew he was there to help me. (Yes, the angels are here to minister to us in our need. Heb 1:14 Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?) I asked him to help me with the spirits who were attacking me. (Mat 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you... 8 for every one that asketh receiveth... Joh 14:14 If ye shall ask anything in my name, that will I do.) I then saw a huge demon to my right. The angel took his spear and stabbed the demon with it. When the angel pulled out the spear, I saw black liquid on it. I then saw two angels walking with a demon in between them. They were holding it up. The angels then stopped, and the demon was kneeling. (Php 2:9-11 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and things under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Eph 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Col 2:15 having despoiled the principalities and the powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.) Zion Will Escape Captivity Scott Davis - 07/24/2010 (David's notes in red) I had this dream, I believe it was early morning. In this dream, I was standing in a very large city, so wide and deep I couldn't see its edges. (Christianity) I was looking into it from the north to the south, so I could see east, west and south as far as I could see. I saw little off-white rectangular buildings. The city was set on a hilly surface but not mountainous, and the rectangular buildings were different in height - some were taller, some smaller and some were higher up than others because of the hills they sat on within the city. (This represents different levels of maturity in the sects of Christianity.) I was deep into the city, I believe more north, when water began to rise. Now I couldn't tell if the water was rising or the city was sinking or a combination of both, but it didn't matter, as the only way to survive would be to make it to higher ground. (This represents spiritual growth and maturing in Christ, walking in a more heavenly life.) The floor of this city was made of small rectangular stones perfectly set and arranged without cracks or imperfections. (This represents the simple foundation that Jesus is the Son of God Who gave His life as a sacrifice for us. Describing New Jerusalem in, Isa 54:11-13 …I will set thy stones in fair colors, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make thy pinnacles of rubies, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy border of precious stones. 13 And all thy children shall be taught of Jehovah; and great shall be the peace of thy children.) As I looked out into the city, the water began to flood the city, swiftly and steadily filling the lower areas first. (The beast enemy coming in like a flood with those living on a lower level coming into captivity first.) I was alarmed but not in any panic and just began to move to higher ground that was behind me. (Isa 54:9-10 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah shall no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. 10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my lovingkindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, saith Jehovah that hath mercy on thee.) As I turned to look north into the city and move toward it, I walked about a few feet when I saw a majestic building I had never seen before because I hadn't been looking in that direction. Now I saw this sight: This building had stairs that surrounded it that slowly rose to its doors, and it looked like a library, a monument and a temple -- all in one. (Zion/New Jerusalem) As I stepped onto the grounds of this building, I noticed the water stopped rising and everything else was submerged and under water, except for this majestic building and its grounds within the city. I was in awe at the sight and at the fact the water stopped at the building's grounds. Then I woke up. I believe this is Zion and the Man-child (Revelation 11:1). The most wonderful thing about the dream was I was standing at least on the building's grounds and was safe from the rising waters. (This looks like Christian City with Zion in the midst. The areas being flooded is the same area the Beast conquered in the Assyrian invasion of Israel and Judah [2 Kings 18:11-13; 19:20-37]. Like this wonderful building, only Zion, which represents holiness, faith and maturity [Psalms 15; 24; 125] escaped. So it will be. Christianity will go into captivity but Zion, a type of the Bride with the Man-child at her head, will escape. Zion is a library of the knowledge of God, a monument of witness to God and the temple of God, all in one.) Supernatural Provision Travel Samuel Fire 3/20/23 (David's notes in red) I had a dream that Tianna and I were in a car, or a large van, in the back seat. I didn't see the person driving. Tianna was sitting very close to a newborn child which felt like our second child, and David was in the far backseat in a child's seat. There was only one child's seat in the vehicle (Except you become as a child, like the David Man-child body, you will in no wise enter the Kingdom of Heaven.) David and Michael were sitting with Tianna, and I was sitting across from them. We were altogether as a close group. The police then stopped us and they saw us all protecting and caring for the baby, but since we had no spare child seat, I thought we were in trouble and going to be fined. They saw the very cute child and commented how it's okay as you are all doing your best and the police let us drive on. (God always has favor on His righteous people and because we were in God's will He protected us and showed us favor through men in police authority.) (Pro 16:7 When a man's ways please Jehovah, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? 1Jn 3:22 and whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing in his sight.) Next, we were sitting in a train with many carriages. We had all our belongings with us and other people on the train had theirs, and we were going somewhere, but I didn't know where. People kept leaving and getting on at each train stop. Each time the train stopped we were witnessing to people all we could. One guy was a tattoo shop owner and did drugs and alcohol. He was drawn to the truth and repented, and he wanted to give something to us in return. So, he asked, “How do we get money?” and I said, “God provides. I used to do stock market trading but now we live by the Word.” He said he would draw an image on the back of my white shirt. I was like ‘Okay' as I didn't want to offend him by refusing his request, and it is only ink and a shirt. Afterwards I asked Tianna what was written on the shirt as I couldn't see it. She said, “Stocks in Scriptures gets you blessings.” (Investing our lives in the Word and seeking the Lord and His righteousness, He will bless in all we need to do the work of the Kingdom. It is all done by His grace and faithfulness. Eph 1:2-3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ: Psa 37:3 Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.) Then another guy, who didn't say anything at all as we witnessed to him, and I felt he was German. He nodded a lot while both of us spoke to him. He had no emotion or facial expressions but just kept looking at us. Then after we talked to him, he suddenly got up and went to his belongings and just grabbed everything he had, which were really expensive items and gave them to us. He kept going back and forth carrying loads of items. (By seeking Father and doing His will, He provides all of our needs. Luk 12:31 Yet seek ye his kingdom, and these things shall be added unto you. Php 4:19 And my God shall supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.) NENT Luk 10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such as they have: for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. Luk 6:38 give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall they give into your bosom. For with what measure ye measure it shall be measured to you again. The train then had a lengthy stop and I felt I should go find bags for all these items we were just given so we could take them off the train when we got to our destination. I asked Tianna and she said, okay. I was worried if I left that I would not make it back and miss the train and be cut off from Tianna and David. (Some people will miss the last train out because of worrying over stuff or trying to bring it all with them.) When the doors opened, I saw market stalls, but nothing was set up yet. (A great setback to the marketing of buying and selling is here. Giving here brings it back multiplied when you need it later.) There were tables and shading set up, but the workers had not yet set out any items to sell. I ran out and asked the people at the first stall if they had bags. The first lady said no, but the office does. Another lady, who was like a manager, said the office is this way and pointed. I then ran to the office and said to the man there, “I need bags and I'm on that train and I can't miss that train!” He said, “Calm down.” (An answer to stress and anxiety. Jesus said of the flowers and birds, how they are provided for and they don't store up.) Just as he said this, the manager lady came in and spoke up for me saying, “It's true, he needs them now.” The man started to give me paper bags and I thought, no I don't like paper bags, they tear and break so easily, why not strong plastic or garbage type ones. (The people of God took what supplies they could to go into the wilderness. No doubt this allayed some of their fears so they could go but shortly it was all gone and faith had to bring them through.) Just as I thought this, they found a roll of plastic garbage bags and I reached out my wallet to pay for them and saw that my wallet had thousands of dollars in it! I had no idea how they got there. I was going to give a $100 to the man for the bags, but I felt that Tianna would ask why I gave him so much. I was then given the roll for free, and they smiled; then I ran and I made it back to the train. Then I woke up. (Jesus said, Freely you have received freely give. We can do this because it will be there multiplied when we need it.) New Jerusalem – The Restoration of David's Throne We read in the Bible that God always repeats history: (Ecc.3:15) That which is hath been long ago; and that which is to be hath long ago been: and God seeketh again that which is passed away. What we will study here is Biblical evidence that God is bringing again the Kingdom of David. Of course, He brought it in Jesus' time and He's bringing it again in our time. I'd like to look at a few parallels, so we can learn more about the Man-child and the Bride. We know that when Jesus came, that was the Son of God coming in the body of a Son of David. That would be the Man-child body in these days. As we're going to see, this was in order to manifest through that Son of David His presence upon the earth and to bring forth the Covenant. (Act.15:14) Symeon hath rehearsed how first God visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. (15) And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, (16) After these things I will return, And I will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen…. “I will return” is speaking of the Lord's return. But also, it says here, “I will build again the tabernacle of David.” Why “the tabernacle of David”? Why not just “the tabernacle” that was used by Israel since the time of Moses? He said that because He is identifying a restoration of the time of David and, of course, Jesus came as David. “I will build again the tabernacle of David,” not the Temple as a building, but the tabernacle. In the time of David, there was only a tabernacle, which represents the temporary, mobile dwelling place of these bodies as a temple for the Lord. Also we are headed into the wilderness tribulation where a mobile tabernacle is needed. He goes on. (16) … And I will build again the ruins thereof, And I will set it up: (17) That the residue of men may seek after the Lord, And all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called. So this tabernacle of David is for the restoration of the Gentiles, to bring them into the Kingdom, make them a temple/tabernacle for God and to restore again the time of David. He's restoring everything about the Kingdom concerning David, which was a type and a shadow of Christ's time and of the end-time. And, as we're going to see, not only was He restoring the tabernacle of David, but He was restoring a city of David. (Heb.12:18) For ye are not come unto [a mount] that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest. He's speaking here about the restoration of Mount Zion. This was in general to the Hebrew Christians, not just the Hebrews at Mount Zion or in Jerusalem. He tells the Hebrews in that day that he is not talking about a physical Mount Zion in Jerusalem because this text says, “For ye are not come unto a mount that might be touched.” He continues, but ye are come unto mount Zion (22). So it's not a physical mountain that we can touch; it's a spiritual mountain made for a spiritual people. We're not physical Jews, we're spiritual Jews, born-again Jews. The spiritual man is a Jew, “Christ in us”, not the natural man. We have a King David being raised up over us and that's the Lord Jesus Christ. So you see that we have come unto Mount Zion and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which [voice] they that heard entreated that no word more should be spoken unto them (19). The Israelites told Moses, “Don't let God speak to us. If He speaks to us, we'll die. You go up there and talk to God for us.” (Deuteronomy 5:23-25). They wouldn't touch the mountain. Moses was the one who climbed the mountain; Moses was the one who received, as the firstfruits, the glory of God. In fact, he came down with the glory of God all over his face; he shone. Moses even had to put a veil upon his face in order to deal with the children of Israel. The veil, the New Testament tells us, is the flesh. Moses was glorified in spirit and soul underneath that veil of flesh. The Israelites didn't want any more Word to be spoken to them and they were fearful. (20) For they could not endure that which was enjoined, If even a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned. Of course, the beast represents the old man, the carnal life. They knew that to climb that mountain they would have to lose their old life to enter into the presence of God because the mountain represented holiness; it represented death to self, death to flesh. (22) But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable hosts of angels. So we see the heavenly Jerusalem is being restored for the heavenly people, the spiritual Jerusalem for the spiritual people. The spiritual Tabernacle is not physical anymore; it is God's people, the people who will be traveling through this coming wilderness. That's why we need the Tabernacle, because we'll be traveling through the wilderness. (23) To the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect. That's what this mountain represents. On top of Mount Zion is the heavenly Jerusalem. The mountain represents the city in which David was king and in which the presence of the Lord dwelt. We know that Jerusalem itself represents the Bride. John was told, Come up hither, and I will show thee the things which must come to pass hereafter (Rev.4:1). He was shown the heavenly Jerusalem: (Rev.21:2) And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. … (9) … Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb. (10) And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It was coming down out of heaven from God, as it is today. As a matter of fact, Revelation chapter three says the same thing. That's very important because some people don't believe that Jerusalem is coming down now. We need to know that God is rebuilding Jerusalem in spirit, soul and body because Jerusalem is the Bride and right now the Bride is upon the earth. Jesus said to the Church of brotherly love, Philadelphia, in (Rev.3:12) He that overcometh, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go out thence no more: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God, and mine own new name. The name (Greek: nature, character, and authority.) of the Lord will be on this Bride. We see the city “cometh” (present tense). It's coming down out of heaven. It's still going to be coming at the end, down out of heaven, except at the end, the Bride will have her new body and she'll be visible to all creation as she is coming down out of heaven upon the earth. Right now, the Bride is being born from above, spirit and soul, but we don't see those things. We see that God is restoring this Mount Zion, which is the Kingdom of God on earth. For 2000 years we've been in a falling-away state, a backslidden state. God's people were taken captive to Babylon, to false religion, false ideas. They missed out on the true Gospel that they need to cause them to walk as Christ walked in the Kingdom. Right now, once again, just as in Jesus' day, God is restoring the tabernacle of David. He is restoring the Kingdom of God. He is restoring the New Jerusalem, which is the Bride, and He's restoring the place of David as king. The virgin Mary was prophesied by the angel Gabriel, God's chief messenger angel, that she was going to bring forth the fruit of Jesus. (Luk.1:30) And the angel (Gabriel) said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. (31) And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. In Revelation 12 we're told the exact same thing. The woman arrayed with the sun with the 12 stars over her head brings forth the Man-child. So this is a parallel, except in our day we're talking about a corporate birthing of a Man-child because every time history repeats, it repeats with larger groups of people. This individual woman, Mary, brought forth an individual Man-child. The woman in Revelation 12 represents the Church and she is bringing forth a corporate Man-child. She is corporate and the Man-child is corporate. (32) He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. So, once again, we see the restoration of the kingdom of David, the tabernacle of David, the city of David, the mountain and now the King. In the last chapter, we discovered that God was going to raise up a Man-child, a corporate Man-child of David in these days and that they were to lead the Bride, to be the head of the Bride. We know that Jerusalem was the Bride, according to Revelation. We also know that David dwelt in Jerusalem and he lived and ruled over the people in Jerusalem, which is, in general, where the leadership of the 12 tribes dwelt. The representation of the leadership of the 12 tribes was there and so was the tribe of Judah. David led them; he was their head. There are many similarities between the Man-child and the Bride, like being caught up to the throne and all the parallels that they're all caught up to the throne. But we also discovered in the last chapter that there are two thrones. There is a throne of David and there is the throne of the Bride. (Jer.3:17) At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord…. Of course, Jerusalem is a lot bigger throne than the throne of David because we're talking about a much larger group of people. The Bride is not all of the Church. We've been lied to about that because in every other place in the Scriptures the types and shadows prove that this is just not the case. As we know, Jerusalem wasn't all of Israel. There were the 12 tribes that were spread throughout the kingdom and there were the other mountains throughout the kingdom. These were not all members of the Bride. Obviously, we have to make room for the bridesmaids, the friends of the Bridegroom and all the others who join the Marriage Feast. So we see that the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David (Luk.1:32). Now wait a minute – He's the Son of the Most High, but He gives unto Him the throne of His father David. That means He has two fathers! We know from John, That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which born of the Spirit is spirit (Joh.3:6). Jesus was the Son of God in His Spirit (Romans 1:4) and He was the Son of David according to the flesh (verse 3). In other words, God used Mary, through the seed of the woman, to bring forth the Man-child, to bring forth Christ. So He was truly Son of man and Son of God, and so it is also in the end-time. Just as in Jesus' day, when God sent the Son of God into the flesh of a son of David, so it is that God once again is going to send the Son of God to earth to dwell in the flesh of a son of David. It isn't the flesh that the people can glorify, it is the Son of God Who dwells inside. He can use any flesh. Man gets neither the credit nor the glory, but the Son of God Who is coming into our midst is not only coming into His Davids, He's coming in His Bride and He's coming in His people everywhere through their ministry. (Col.1:27) … Christ in you, the hope of glory. The Scripture also tells us to “see” Him in the mirror. (2Co.3:18) But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit. This means, of course, that as we walk by faith, we believe that we've received Christ in all of His nature, all of His righteousness and all of His truth. We believe that there has been a reconciliation, an exchange, as we walk by faith and see Him in the mirror, reckoning that we don't live anymore, but He lives in us. Then righteousness is imputed to us and God brings it to pass. The firstfruits of these, of Christ coming to be manifested in His people, is the David Man-child ministry. Gabriel goes on to say, and he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end (Luk.1:33). When Jesus came in a body of the son of David, that was the beginning of the time that Jeremiah 33 speaks about, when “David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel” (Jer.33:17). That was not fulfilled before Jesus came along because there were thrones that a seed of David did not sit upon and, even at Jesus' time, Israel was being ruled over by the Roman Empire. But we know that when Jesus came, from then on forever, He is the One Who sits upon the throne, the One Who rules over the House of David. That He ruled in a body of David at that time was a sign, a symbol, that He is going to rule through a body of David in our time. He says, “And of His Kingdom there shall be no end.” That makes Jesus the One Who is the very center of importance. The Bible says, He that sayeth he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked (1Jn.2:6). How is it that we are members of the body of Christ? It's when we walk in His steps. The Lord has shown me in the New Testament that that's exactly the way everybody brings forth their heritage because we can only abide in Jesus when we walk in His steps. Different people are called to different ministries in the New Testament and we are spiritual offspring because we have received their spiritual seed into our life. So that heritage has been passed on to us and walking in the steps of Jesus is the only way we can prove that we are His seed. Now what is the throne of David? We're told more about the throne, for instance, where the Queen of Sheba visits the son of David, Solomon, the prince of peace, representing Jesus Christ. Solomon is a symbol here of both Jesus Christ in His day and Jesus Christ in this day. He's coming in both cases as a “seed of David,” not a physical seed of David in our day, but a spiritual seed of David. The Queen of Sheba says to Solomon, Blessed be the Lord thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne (This is speaking about the throne of the Lord. We think about a throne up in heaven but we see here that God has a throne on earth.), to be king for the Lord thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do justice and righteousness (2Ch.9:8). In other words, God is going to use vessels down here as His new leadership for the Church. He is delivering God's people from the Saul leadership and He is bringing them this time to the David leadership. This is not going to be anybody glorifying flesh here; this is going to be the Lord, once again, coming in humble flesh in order to do His work and to be the spiritual leader over His people. When Jesus came to sit upon the throne of David, the people around Him didn't see flesh being glorified there. Obviously, they expected someone to come as a king and rule over flesh but they were very mistaken, so they did not recognize, nor accept, Jesus for Who He was. Once again, I believe that the Lord is coming in humble means, not the kind of king that the world would look for. Notice, “to set thee on his throne.” That term is also used here: (Rev.12:5) And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne. Well, can we suppose that the Man-child is not caught away to heaven, as we think of heaven, but to heavenly places? This does not exclude THE heaven either. This Jerusalem that God has restored, that Paul said the Church had come to, was “heavenly Jerusalem.” It's a spiritual place on earth, in a mountain, a spiritual mountain called the Kingdom of God on earth. And now we see that the David whom God raised up, both in Jesus' time and in this time, is the one in whom the Son of God lives. That David is sitting upon God's throne on earth. He said, He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne, as I overcame, and sat down with my Father in His throne (Rev.3:21). Jesus overcame and He sat down on the throne of God, which, once again, is an earthly place though a spiritual place. The kingdom of David has been restored, both in Jesus' day and in our day. Of course, Jesus, the Son of God, rules in both bodies of the son of David. The Bible says that the Lord will shepherd His sheep. How is He going to do that? He spoke specifically in Ezekiel 34 of David doing it, but at the same time He said that He would shepherd His sheep. How is He going to do it if David does it? It's very simple: He's coming in David to do it. And He's coming in all of us who love the Lord and depart from unrighteousness. He is coming in us; He's coming in a firstfruits to rule and to reign, to lead God's people back to the ways of righteousness, to rebuild the tabernacle of David and the kingdom of David. The Queen of Sheba said, “to set thee on His throne, to be king for the Lord thy God.” In other words, this Man-child leadership is coming as the seed of David and it's going to be God, in them, ruling. I previously pointed out, At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations (Gentiles) shall be gathered unto it, to the Name of the Lord, to Jerusalem (Jer.3:17). Jerusalem represents the Name of the Lord, which is the nature, character and authority of the Lord. So, we see a throne within a throne. We see David's throne in Jerusalem but we see all of Jerusalem as the throne and also the Bride. This is what God is restoring. He is restoring the kingdom of David; He's restoring the Bride and He's restoring the Bridegroom. Yet again … the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride (Jer.33:10- 11) will be heard in Jerusalem. John the Baptist verified Who Jesus was. (Joh.3:25) There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purifying. (26) And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. (27) John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven. (28) Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him. (29) He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, that standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice…. Jesus was the first-fruits, but there was a first-fruits unto Him. The disciples John saw following Jesus at the time, those first-fruits unto Christ in those days who followed Him out of apostate Judaism, those are who the Bride was in that day. “He that hath the bride is the bridegroom.” Jesus, Who was the Man-child born of the virgin, was also David as King and all these types and shadows are coming together to show us that He was the Bridegroom. David was the head of Jerusalem and was the head of the Bride while being a member of the Bride, as he ruled in Jerusalem, which the Bible says is the Bride. Here we see Jesus leading His disciples, who were the Bride that He was raising up and teaching, as the firstfruits and head of that body. He was raising up the firstfruits from out of the apostate denominations of Judaism. Once again, God is going to raise up a Bride and the Bible says in Song of Solomon that she's one, she's the choice one of her mother. He called her there the Shulamite, which means “perfect one.” He's once again raising up a body of believers that are one, not defiled with all the women that Revelation 14 speaks about. This body of believers is not broken up into sects, divisions or strifes, which Paul said in Galatians chapter five was the work of the flesh. Once again, God is bringing together a Bride out of the apostate denominations of Christianity, parallel to those in Jesus' day who were coming out of apostate Judaism. God is doing His awesome work again. Once again, we're about to see the Bridegroom guiding the Bride, raising up the Bride, being the head of the Bride. Who is that Bridegroom? It is Jesus Christ, coming to fellowship with His Bride, in another seed of a son of David, which was what Solomon represented as the seed of the son of David. Remember that Jesus, John and Paul all spoke about a great “falling away” that would immediately follow those days in which Jesus raised up the kingdom of David on earth again (Acts 15). What does a great “falling away” mean? It just means that when they were walking in the power of the Spirit, in the truth of the Son of God, in repentance and all the things that we call the full Gospel, there very quickly came a backsliding, a “carrying away to Babylon.” This is according to type. All through the Scriptures, when God's people backslid, their city Jerusalem was destroyed. This happened following the Book of Acts, where it talks about raising up the tabernacle of David. Not very long after that, in 70 A.D., natural Jerusalem was destroyed. Spiritual Jerusalem was destroyed, too, when they departed from the spirits of just men made perfect (Heb.12:23), as he called it. They fell into the Dark Ages and there was a falling away of the power of the truth, a falling away of the power of the signs and wonders of the full Gospel in the people who were His Bride. The people in our day who are members of the body of the Bride are going to look just like those people who followed Jesus. There won't be any difference. Jesus is coming again to restore all things that have been taken from us over the years. He's going to restore, once again, the kingdom of David. He's always been King on the throne over His true people, but now He's going to restore the kingdom of David on earth. Now let's look at Jeremiah again: (Jer.33:10) Thus saith the Lord: Yet again there shall be heard in this place (He's talking about Zion in Jerusalem), whereof ye say, It is waste, without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast. God is going to restore that city. He's bringing His people back to this born-again city because the city is the Bride. That city will be born spirit, soul and body, just like the individuals who make up the body of that city. It's going to be restored spirit, soul and, ultimately, body at the end when they see the Lord Jesus return. We see here in Jeremiah that after a time of falling away, a time of the destruction of that city, God is going to restore it. (11) The voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that say, Give thanks to the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good…. The Lord is very plainly saying that once again in this city, these things are going to be heard; these things are going to be seen. How is it that the voice of the Bridegroom is going to be heard? The Bridegroom is Jesus Christ, so how is His voice going to be heard? His voice is going to be heard because He has come once again in the body of the Man-child and the Bride which have come out of the denominations, the sects, the apostate teachings of Babylon. They're coming back to Zion. Babylon represented a falling away into captivity, an apostasy. Now they're returning out of that apostasy to the true Zion, which is returning to the Word, returning to the gifts, returning to the Giver and returning to the presence of God. The presence of God, His Temple, was in Jerusalem; it wasn't in Babylon. And once again, in these days, this is what God is restoring. He's given me visions of it over the years. Now we see that, once again, the voices of the Bridegroom and Bride will be heard in this city. Not only that, He also promises us this: (12) Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Yet again shall there be in this place, which is waste, without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, a habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. Once again, we're seeing the parallel, the Bride and the Bridegroom, the shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. Then He goes on to talk about the restoration of the kingdom of David in our day. The rest of this chapter is all about the shepherds that He's raising up, called the Branch. In Jeremiah 23, they're called the New Shepherds that God was going to promote over His people and they're called the Branch there, also. And here in Jeremiah 33, He speaks about the Branch of David in verse 15. The corporate name of this body of the Branch of David was called “The Lord Our Righteousness.” “Our” meaning, of course, that it's a corporate body. Up until the time that Jesus came, the following verse was never fulfilled: (17) For thus saith the Lord: David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne the Son of David. He has come, once again, in a Man-child, in order to raise of the house of Israel. And now there has always been a David because Jesus, from generation to generation, is the head over His people. He is the eternal Son of David and so David shall never lack a man to sit upon the throne of Israel. There have been good shepherds who ruled according to Jesus the Word in their hearts. As we've seen, thrones can be very corporate in the end-time. We discovered in Jeremiah 3:17 that all Jerusalem is a throne. That's a big throne! And when He says, He that overcometh, I will give to him to sit down with me in my throne (Rev.3:21), what do you think that means? Some people think, “Oh, it's just talking about a throne up there in Heaven somewhere.” But no, there is a very present manifestation of this because the Bride is going to sit down next to the Groom on the throne and Who is the Groom? The Groom is Jesus Christ manifested in His sons of David in this day. God is raising up the Kingdom of David again. Jerusalem, the Tabernacle, the King – He's raising it all up. Is it a spiritual thing? Yes, of course. It's not physical because we don't pass on our seed the way natural Israel did. Our circumcision is of the heart and not of the flesh, Romans 2:29 tells us. Once again, we see that David will forever rule upon his throne. It doesn't matter what vessel he rules through. (Jer. 33:20) Thus saith Jehovah: If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, so that there shall not be day and night in their season; (Notice here: As long as there is night and day, God is never going to break His covenant to have a seed of David upon His throne. (Jer.33:21) Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he shall not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers. (22) As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured; so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me. Notice: He's going to multiply the seed of David to sit upon the throne, to be new leadership and a head to the Bride. Esther is a really good example of the Bride, who represents Jerusalem, being used by the Lord to save the rest of Israel. The capital city of God's people is Jerusalem, so we see here the same thing. Here is a very interesting passage about the Jewish marriage feast from the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, under “Marriage” (page 97): Note: My comments are outside the double quotes. I've also added some underlining for emphasis. “The bridegroom was the king for a week. This is talking about the last week, Daniel's 70th week, because the marriage feast was the last seven days before the bride and groom went to the groom's home. Where is the Groom's home? Well, it's in Heaven. The last seven days are the most important seven days, or seven years, as each one of these days in Daniel's 70th week represents a year (Daniel 9:27, a shabua, a “seven” or week). But the last seven days are very prominent because the last seven days that God's people were in Egypt were called the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Now, once again, we are coming to a seven day-year Marriage Feast, which is the last seven days before going to the Groom's home and the last seven days of unleavened bread before they leave Egypt, a type of the world. During the last seven days, the Jews also celebrated Succoth, which means “tabernacles,” so the last seven days also represent seven days in a temporary tabernacle before they tore it down and went to their permanent home. We are also going to our permanent home. God has given us a permanent body. This body is just a temporary tabernacle and we'll only have it until the end of the seven days. Then God is going to give us that new tabernacle. So this last seven days is very important all through the Scriptures. In fact, all of the feasts have something to do with the end times. “The bridegroom was the king for a week” (the seven-day marriage feast). This time it's seven years. “During the whole week, their majesties wore their festal clothes” (as they obviously sat upon the throne) “and did not work, and merely looked on at the games, except that now and then the queen joined in a dance. Accompanied by his (the bridegroom) friends.” (John the Baptist called himself the friend of the Bridegroom and, by the way, the friends of the Bridegroom are not the Bride) “with tambourines and a band, they went to the bride's house.” Where is the Bride's house? We know that the Groom's home is in Heaven, so we know that the Bride's house is here on earth. Where is the Bride now? Here on earth. She is being born from above – spirit, then soul and then, ultimately, body, right here on earth. So the wedding party goes to the Bride's house, “where the wedding ceremonies were to start.” The ceremonies went on for seven days (representing seven years). “The bride, richly dressed, adorned with jewels, usually wore a veil which she took off only in the bridal chamber.” The veil represents several things: In 1 Corinthians 11, the veil represents a woman's submission to her husband, but a veil also represents not being able to see this husband clearly until a certain time. Isn't that something? In other words, they're going to the groom's home and at the very end she is able to see clearly, without a veil, what the groom looks like. “Escorted by her companions, the virgins,” (The virgins are not the Bride, but the virgins have a part in the ceremony at the end.) “they take their lamps at night, usually very late at night,” (like the parable in Matthew 25 says) “and they escort the bride and the bridegroom to the groom's home.” That's their part in the marriage ceremony. The home is obviously in Heaven. Let me explain here that the bride, during the time of the marriage feast, is betrothed to the husband. She has all the rights of a wife, except she has no personal contact with the groom. The Bride, during the seven days of the Marriage Feast, is a story of the Book of Esther. The Book of Esther is all about her exercising her authority over the Beast and over the people of God to deliver them, in a time when the Beast was seeking to wipe them out. That is an awesome story that we'll study in the next few chapters. But the Bride has all the rights of a wife who is the queen and who is under the authority of the Groom. And she will exercise her authority the same way Esther exercised her authority to save the people of God. Mordecai said to her, Who knoweth whether thou art not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Est.4:14). What time was that? It was the time to save the people of God from the Beast. We have a surprising thing that's about to happen. Purim is a celebration of events being turned around. The Beast, Haman, was going to destroy all the people of God and he had raised up all of his kingdom to do this, yet the authority was given through Esther the Bride to all of the people of God to make a stand for their life. Many of the people of the kingdom under Ahasuerus became Jews because the fear of the Jews had fallen upon them. We're talking about a great revival of people coming out of the world and becoming members of the body of Christ, becoming God's people. The whole story is in the Book of Esther, from beginning to end, of a great revival and a saving of God's people. We have the idea of nothing but a massacre during the Tribulation. Yes, there will be a massacre of a lot of people who are tares among the wheat and goats among the sheep, but of the true people of God, the ones who are actually spiritual Jews, we're going to see God's salvation manifested in many powerful ways as they “stand for their lives”. He will deliver His people in a time much like when Moses came to deliver God's people out of Egypt with great manifestations of God's power. Moses represented the Man-child in his time, Jesus and David in their times, and Joseph in his time, so we see that more than one Man-child has been manifested to bring the knowledge of God's salvation. When Jesus led the Bride (“he that hath the bride is the bridegroom”), He led them into the knowledge of God, for instance, such as the knowledge of provision in the wilderness. When Jesus multiplied the fishes and the loaves, it was because He led the Bride into the wilderness, like Moses led Israel into the wilderness and there they received the supernatural provision of God. There is nothing to fear about these days to come. The Lord is sending a leadership; He's sending the power to multiply the fishes and the loaves, and for manna to come out of Heaven. Jesus said that He was that provision from God; He was the manna (which, actually, is translated “man” in one place in the Old Testament). He was the Man Who came out of Heaven, Who gives life to the world. Moses was a provision in his day. Don't worry about the time to come. Put your faith totally in the Lord because the Lord is raising up a provision and the Man-child is the beginning of that provision that is going to be passed on to the Bride. The authority of the Bride, which is a much larger group of people, is going to be felt throughout the world. The fear of the world, as they see God's provision and His angels round about His people, His protection, will come upon them so that many of the people of the world are going to want to become “Jews”; they're going to want to become Christians in the coming days. We have a great revival coming, folks, and things are going to be turned around. Many have thought that the only thing we're going to see is a massacre, but I have news for you: the Feast of Purim is going to be fulfilled, the great celebration of the salvation of God's people from the Beast. That's what Purim is all about. Read it – it was a great surprise. Many people read that and they wonder, “How does this fit with all the terrible things I've heard about the times to come?” Well, we need to put our faith in the living God. If you don't have faith in God, the devil will take advantage of you. He will be able to conquer you. If you believe what the devil says, what your carnal mind speaks to you constantly, he is able to take advantage of that. You are giving him permission to rule over you. What we have to have is a renewed mind. We have to take up the shield of faith to quench the fiery darts and the destruction that is coming.