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James, The book of human nature!

What can we do to develop a good nature that God and Christ will approve of. It is by knowing God and Christ that such a nature can exist. We can only do this by reading God’s word and acting upon it. James says that faith without works is dead. Another way to look at this is volunteering to help other people. After you have volunteered for a while, you see that other people have it worse than we do. The focus moves from you to others, which will lift you up. James says that testing comes to believers because we are believers. Christ is testing us to see how we spread our new roots to see how deep they have gone into Christ and His earthly kingdom. Have you tested your roots lately? Know what the purpose of tests are, where the source of temptations come from, your faith obeys God’s word. All Christians will be tested at some point in their life, to see if they can withstand the darts and arrows of the evil satan.

James Chapter 1

Theme: Be sure your not carried away by your own sin, be quick to listen and slow to speak, slow to anger.

James 1 A bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad, greetings. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. Being a double minded man , unstable in all his ways. But let the brother of humble circumstances glory in his humiliation, because like flowers grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with a scorching wind, and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say he is tempted , “I am being tempted by God”, for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow. In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we might be, as it were, the first fruits among His creatures. This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, and slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in the mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man shall be blessed in what he does. If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his one tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless. This is pure and undefiled religion in the sight of out God and Father, to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained be the world.

Theme answers: Personal responsibility through trials by faith in Christ. Trials produce endurance resulting in being perfect and complete. Man needs God’s wisdom for living, we have to ask God who will freely give it. The brother of humble circumstances will glory in his humiliation. Man should not be like the raging sea, being tossed to and fro, or like the flowers and dried grass that is scorched by the wind and hot weather. The Man of God is supposed to persevere under trials. God temps no man, because God cannot be tempted by evil. Every perfect thing comes from God. That is the reason we should be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Anger does not achieve the righteousness of God. We should put aside all filthiness, and all that remains of wickedness. In humility receive the word implanted in your souls. He who looks at the perfect law of liberty and abides by it, and not becoming forgetful, or a doer shall be blessed in what he does.

James Chapter 2
Theme: Faith removes discrimination.

My brethren, do not hold you faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. For is a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there comes in a poor man in dirty cloths, and you pay special attention to the one who is wearing fine cloths, and say, “You sit here in a good place,” and you say to the poor man, “You stand over there, or sit down at my footstool,” have you made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives? Listen, my beloved brethren; did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to those that love Him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich man who oppress you and personally drag you into court? Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you are called? If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law, according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and we are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. For He who said, Do not commit adultery, also said, Do not commit murder. Now if you do not commit adultery, but did commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act, as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment. What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, go in peace, be warmed and filled, and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. But someone may well say, “You have faith, and I have works; show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Issaac his son on the alter? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected. And the scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness.” and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone. And in the same way was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works, when she received the messengers and lead them out by another way? For just as the body without the Spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.

Theme answer: Personal responsibility through trials by faith in Christ. Trials produce endurance resulting in being perfect and complete in Jesus Christ. Man needs wisdom from God for living, we have to ask God who will freely give wisdom. The brother of humble circumstances will glory in his humiliation from scoffers. Man should not be like the raging sea, being tossed to and fro, or like the flowers and dried grass that is scorched by the hot sun and wind. The man of God is supposed to persevere under trials. God temps no man, because God cannot be tempted by evil. Every perfect thing comes from God. That is the reason we should be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Anger does not achieve the righteousness of God. We should put aside all filthiness, and all that remains of wickedness. In humility, we should receive the word implanted into our souls. He who looks at the perfect law of liberty and abides by it, and not becoming forgetful, for a doer shall be blessed in what he does.

Chapter 3 Faith controls the tongue
Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we shall incur a stricter judgment. For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. Now if we put bits into the horses mouths so that they may obey us, we direct their entire body as well. Behold, the ships also, though they are so great and are driven by winds, are still directed be a very small rudder, wherever the inclination of the pilot desires. So the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. Behold, how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father; and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; From the same mouth come both blessings and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way. Does a fountain send out from the same opening both fresh and bitter water? Can a fig tree, my brethren produce olives, or a vine produce figs? Neither can salt water produce fresh. Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle reasonable, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Theme answers: This whole chapter deals with the human tongue. James looks at small things that control large things. The tongue can defile the whole body and ruin a persons life.
How a small rudder of a ship that weighs 100s of tons, controlled by the pilot of the ship still guides it where he wants to go. The small bit in the horses mouth that ways a 1000 pounds goes in the direction the rider wants the horse to go. James compares the mans tongue to a ships rudder, a horses bit that controlled the horses head and the direction the rider wants to go. Here we have man made tools that guides what ever the ships pilot and the horse rider wants to go. The tongue is controlled by the human brain. James also talks about comparisons of trees and its fruit, fresh and bitter water, and how man has tamed every species of beasts, birds, reptiles, and sea creatures. I said above that our mind controls our tongue. It is a restless evil full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father. James also states what sets our tongue on fire, bitter jealousy, selfish ambition in our hearts, being arrogant, lieing against the truth. This type of wisdom is not that which comes down from God and Jesus Christ, it is earthly, natural, and demonic. Where jealousy and selfish ambition exists, there is disorder and every evil thing. Gods wisdom from above is first pure, peaceable, gentile, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering,without hypocrisy. The seed whose fruit in righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
When in our mind we think that we deserve more than what we have, there is a power struggle that is going on in our mind. The power struggle is between good and evil, Christ and satan. Jesus says He will supply all of our needs. Philippians 4:19 Look at 1 Peter 5:8 Be of a sober spirit, be on the alert, your adversary the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, I (Jesus) came that they may have life, and have it more abundantly. John 10:10 God does not always answer questions about our wants. But what Christ wants to be is strong in our faith and know that He has over evil, and the best thing we can do is resist the devil and he will flee from us.
Which kind of person do you want to be, like Christ or like the devil?

James Chapter 4
Theme: Do you think that scriptures speaks to no purpose? Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow, you are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.

What is the source of quarrels and conflicts, among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members? You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. And you are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. You adulteresses, do you not know that the friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the scripture speaks to no purpose: He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us? But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. Do not speak against one another, brethren. He who speaks against a brother, or judges his brother, speaks against the law, and judges the law; you are not a doer of the law, but a judge of it. There is only one law giver and judge, the One who is able to save and to destroy; but who are you who judges your neighbor? Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow, we shall go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit. Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow, you are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “if the Lord wills, we shall live and also do this or that.” But as it is, you boast in your arrogance ; all such boasting is evil. Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do it, to him it is sin.

Theme answer: James lays out what the quarrels and conflicts are among you. What is the source of your quarrels and conflicts among you? You commit murder. It is your pleasures that wage war in your members. You lust and do not have, you are envious and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. When you ask and do not receive, you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask, but do not receive. Why? Because you ask with wrong motives. If you get what you want, you spend it on your pleasures. Do you not know the the friendship with the world is hostility toward God! THEREFORE WHOEVER WISHES TO BE A FRIEND OF THE WORLD, MAKES HIMSELF AN ENEMY OF GOD. God jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us? Therefore He gives a greater grace to His. God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble. “SUBMIT THEREFORE TO GOD, RESIST THE devil AND he WILL FLEE FROM YOU. DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL DRAW NEAR TO YOU.” Cleanse your hands you sinners and purify your hearts, you double minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. Do not speak against one another, brethren, he who speaks against a brother, or judges his brother, speaks against the law and judges the law.

James Chapter 5
Theme: Be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord, but above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but let your yes be yes, and your no, no; so that you may not fall under judgment.

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your, gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the out cry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you. Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the judge is standing right at the door. As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but let your yes be yes, and your no, no; so that you may not fall under judgment. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain; and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the sky poured rain, and the earth produced its fruit. My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.
Theme answer: to God’s people, present and future.
Do not desire riches, desire the riches of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, His love, compassion, forgiveness, His steady hand upon ones life. Talk to Him, and He will talk to you. If not the first time, keep talking until you hear Him. Do not give up. You will always be in His good and faithful hands. He will teach you His ways if you listen closely. Shh-h, to hear Him you have to be close enough to her Him. Take it into your heart that Jesus is always with you, where ever you are. Sometimes events of life will make you question the relationship. That is okay, sometimes it will feel like you are alone, but that is the time you really want to draw close to Jesus and whisper in His ear, I need you, and He will be there with you at that moment. Remember, Shh-h, quiet please, and listen. He speaks from within.

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. Your, gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure! Behold, the pay of the laborers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the out cry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord Sabaoth. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you. Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the judge is standing right at the door. As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but let your yes be yes, and your no, no; so that you may not fall under judgment. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain; and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the sky poured rain, and the earth produced its fruit. My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death, and will cover a multitude of sins.

A little history on James, the brother of Jesus. The Bible does not give any information or none biblical information on the life of Joseph after Jesus was 12 years old, when Jesus stayed behind to question the Jewish leaders. But the Bible gives the names of His brothers and sister. There are a few James in the New Testament. James the brother of Jesus is not the son of Zebedee, or Alfeaus. James the brother of Jesus is the son of Joseph. This is the only information in the Bible. From Eusebius, a first century historian, James was an Ascetic Jew by practice. This also involved the taking of the Nazarite vow. After the death of Jesus, the death of Stephan, Simon Peter had been arrested by Herod a second time, Herod was going to hang him the next day, and during that night an Angel of the Lord came to Peter and woke him up and led him out of prison. Peter winds up at Mary’s house. It is believed that Peter left Jerusalem at that time. Some believe that he went to Antioch. It is during this time that James had become the leader of the Jerusalem church. James was the leader of the Jerusalem council. Paul thought a great deal of James and also had his disagreement with James on giving church leaders letters of authenticity. Paul had confronted James on this means of identification. Coming up the Passover in AD62, the Scribe and Pharisees ask James to go up to the Temple Pinnacle, they told James that if he would answer a question, they would build him up to the people. James went up to the Pinnacle and the Scribes and Pharisees ask James, “Isn’t there a danger for the people to believe and be looking for Yeshua to return for them. James was supposed to agree with them. But instead, James said, Yeshua is in heaven sitting at the right hand of God, and coming on the clouds of heaven to those who believe in Him. James quoted scripture for his answer. With that answer they went up to the Pinnacle and threw James down. He did not die from the fall, so they hurried down and incited the people to stone him to death. Has the people started stoning him, someone picked up a fullers club and hit James in the head and he died. Jesus was crucified in about 33 AD. Here, nineteen years after Jesus, the Scribes and Pharisees are still trying to get people to not worship Jesus in public. In AD 70 is when the Romans went into Jerusalem and destroyed it, ending all the problems and rule of the scribes and Pharisees. With no Temple, or people they became extinct. It will be interesting who is ruling when the third temple is built.

Easter, Past, Present, Future

Reverence Matthew 7:7-8
Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.

Easter,
The working of Past, Present and Future. April 3, 2021

Christ too has a past. His past, Jesus wants you to learn from and believe in Him because it is the base of all foundations of the truth about what Christ went through, leading up to and including His death and ressurrection. Jesus would want us to learn how He handled each and everyone of the encounters of the religious leaders of the day. The most important lesson Jesus wants you to remember, He went through all the pain, death and resurrection so we would believe Jesus is God’s Son and He came to earth to take all peoples sin upon Himself. through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ would be a present event for us to look at and see the truth of what happened and how He wants to work in us. So we would see our past, look to Christ on how we should grow and mature in the present. Then look ahead and know for certain that in the future, we have eternal life in Christ Jesus. We are not supposed to worry or fret about the past. We cannot change the past, that could be yesterday. But we can change what we think about today. We can change out speech habits, our actions or looks against another people, and how our tone of voice is going to come across. Christ wants us to use what happened to Him in the past to help us in the present.

Past in Scripture

  1. It is He who shakes the earth from its place, And its pillars tremble; Who commands the sun not to shine, And puts a seal on the stars; Who alone stretches out the heavens, And tramples down the waves of the sea; Who makes the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, And the constellations of the south. It is He who does great things, the unfathomable, And wondrous works without number. If He were to pass by me, I would not see Him; Were He to move past me, I would not perceive Him. If He were to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, “What are You doing?” 2. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust, and say, “Return, O children of man!”. For a thousand years in your sight, are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. 3. That which is what has already been, and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by. 4. In past generations He permitted all the nations to go their own ways. 5. being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus, whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in God’s merciful restraint He let the sins previously committed go unpunished; for the demonstration, that is, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 6. In which you previously walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all previously lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the rest. 7. Oh, the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him, that it would be paid back to him? For from Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. 8. Therefore remember that previously you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Circumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision” which is performed in the flesh by human hands remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the people of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who previously were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the hostility, which is the Law composed of commandments expressed in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two one new person, in this way establishing peace. 9. For you once were not a people, but God; you had not received mercy. 10. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” 11. For the time already past is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the Gentiles, having pursued a course of sensuality, lusts, drunkenness, carousing, drinking parties and abominable idolatries. And in all this, they are surprised that you do not run with them into the same excesses of dissipation, and they malign you; but they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
  2. Job 9:6-12, 2. Psalm 90:2-4, 3. Ecclesiastes 3:15, 4. Acts 14:16, 5. Romans 3:24-26, 6. Ephesians 2:2-3, 7. Romans 11:33-36, 8. Ephisians 2:11-15, 9. 1 Peter 2:10, 10. Ephesians 2:10 , 11. 1 Peter 4:3-5

Present

  1. Opening his mouth, Peter said: but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. 2. God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 3. But He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.” 4. “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. 5. Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. 6. knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus, will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. 7. We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. 8. “For the moment, all discipline seems not to be pleasant, but painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” 9. Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
  2. Acts 10:34-35, 2. Psalm 46:1, 2. Psalm 46:1, 3. Like 5:17, 4. John 14:25-27, 5. Romans 12:1, 6. 2 Corinthians 4:14, 7. Colossians 1:28, 8. Hebrews 12:11, 8. Hebrews 12:11. 9.Jude 24

  3. To be in the present, is to take action on a thought that is happening then. Christ looks at the present as in his ministry. Each day that we study God’s word, even thow it is past, it is present in our life changing us. Learning of Christ and putting what you are learning in the present in your life it is in the past for Christ.

Future

  1. but just as it is written, things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” 2. For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 3. These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” 4. When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. 5. Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand. The plans of the heart belong to man, 6. But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives. Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established. 7. “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 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. 8. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement. 9. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. 10. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 11. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 12. Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago. 13. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; 14. Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. Amen and Amen
  2. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10, 2. Jeremiah 29:11, 3. John 16:33, 3. John 16:33, 4. Ecclesiastes 7:14, 5. Proverbs 19:21, 6. Proverbs 16:3, 7. John 14:1-3, 8. Romans 15:4, 9. Luke 12:32, 10. Luke 12:32, 11. Luke 12:32, 12. Luke 12:32, 13.James 1:5, 14. Hebrews 15:1, 12. Titus 1:2, 12. 13. Psalm 91:1-5, 14. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52.
  3. Most people have a different view of when the future starts. If today is the present, then tomorrow is the future. We can say next week, or next month or next year. It is still the future. The future that the bible talks about is when the Marriage Super of the Lamb comes. When we die, our future has started with Christ. It will not be complete until our bodies are joined with our spirit to be with Christ. Our future is bright for those who believe in Christ. Christ words can never be revoked, or said that it was a mistake. God has spoken, and no one can change God’s mind or word. And those who try, have no future with God and Christ.

Proverbs, The way of encouraging GODLY LIVING

Reverence, Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control; against such things there is no law.
May the Lord Jesus glorify your work for Him, that what you do will bring peace and joy to your heart and soul.

Proverbs, The way of encouraging Godly living.

Chapter 15:1-33
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good. A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit. A fool rejects his fathers discipline, but he who regards reproof is prudent. Much wealth is in the house of the righteous, but trouble is in the income of the wicked. The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the hearts of fools are not so. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight. The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but He loves him who pursues righteousness. Stern discipline is for him who forsakes the way; he who hates reproof will die. Sheol and abaddon lie open before the Lord, how much more are the hearts of men! A scoffer does not love one who reproves, he will not go to the wise. A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, but when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken. The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly. All the days if the afflicted are bad, but a cheerful heart has a continual feast. Better is a little with fear of the Lord, than great treasure and turmoil with it. Better is a dish of vegetables where love is, than a fattened ox and hatred with it. A hot tempered man stirs up strife, but the slow to anger pacifies contention. The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway. A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother, Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight. Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word! The path of life leads upward for the wise, that they may keep away from Shoel below. The Lord will tear down the house of the proud, but He will establish the boundary of the widow. Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord, but pleasant words are pure. He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live. The heart of the righteousness ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous. Bright eyes gladden the heart, good news puts fat on the bones. He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. He who neglects discipline despises himself, but he who listens to reproof acquires understanding. The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility.

Chapter 16:1-33

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, but the Lord weighs the motives. Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil. Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord, assuredly; he will not be punished. By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil. When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Better is a little with righteousness, than great income with injustice. The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. A divine decision is in the lips of the king, his mouth should not err in judgment. A just balance and scales belong to the Lord; all the weights of the bag are His concern. It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established on righteousness. Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and he who speaks right is loved. The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, but wise man will appease it. In the light of a king’s face is life, and favor is like a cloud with the spring rain. How much better it is to get wisdom than gold, and to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; he who watches his way preserves his life. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling. It is better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He who gives attention to the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord, The wise in heart will be called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. Understanding is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the discipline of fools is folly. The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. A workers appetite works for him, for his hunger urges him on. A worthless man digs up evil, while his words are a scorching fire. A perverse man spreads strife, and a slanderer separates intimate friends. A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him away that is not good. He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; he who compresses his lips brings evil to pass. A gray head is a crown of glory; it is found in the way of righteousness. He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.

Chapter 22:1-29
A good name is to be more desired than great riches, favor is better than gold or silver. The rich and the poor have a common bond, The Lord is the maker of them all. The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, but the naive go on, and are punished for it. The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD, are riches, honor, and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse, he who guards himself will be far from them. Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave. He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, and the rod of his fury will perish. He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor. Drive out a scoffer, and contention will go out, even strife and dishonor will cease. He who loves purity of heart and whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend. The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous man. The sluggard says, there is a lion outside, I shall be slain in the streets! The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is cursed of the Lord will fall into it. Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline will remove it far from Him. He who oppresses the poor to make much for himself, or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty. Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise,and apply your mind to my knowledge; For if will be pleasant if you keep them within you, that they may be ready on your lips. So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have taught you today, even you. Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, to make you know the certainty of the words of truth that you may correctly answer to Him who sent you? Do not rob the poor because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate; For the Lord will plead their case, and take the life of those who rob them. Do not associate with a man given to anger; or go with a hot-tempered man, lest you learn his ways, and find a snare for yourself. Do not be among those who give pledges, among those who become sureties for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take your bed from under you? Do not move the ancient boundary which your father have set. Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Hebrews 4:1-16

Therefore, let us fear lest, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you should seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also, but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by the faith in those who heard. For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, “As I saw in My wrath, they shall not enter My rest.” Although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day, “God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this passage, they shall not enter My rest.” Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience. He again fixes a certain day, “Today,” saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before. “Today if you hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.” For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from His works, as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall through following the example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two edged sword, and the piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in all things as we, yet without sin. Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.

James 2:1 My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with the attitude of personal favoritism.

2 Peter 3:8-15

But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is a thousand years, and a thousand years is one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, on account of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless. and regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you.

God is not the God of only the Whites, nor the Blacks, the Arabs, the Asians, the Indians, or any other nationality. God was creator, and after He destroyed the evil people in the flood, after a while everybody settled on the plain, in the land of Shinar. There they built a city, these people came from the family of Noah, his three sons, Japheth, Ham and Shem. They grew very large, they all used the same language. They made bricks, used tar for mortar. They even built a tower to reach to heaven. When God and Christ came down to look at the city and the tower of Babel and saw all that they had accomplished, and said we will confuse their language, and scattered them over the face of the earth. Genesis 9,10. Many were scattered to Africa, Europe, and the middle east. So God and Christ is the God of those who believe in Him, regardless of the color of ones skin. Since God is creator He has no nationality, God is not the God of only the Whites, nor the Blacks, the Arabs, the Asians, the Indians, or any other nationality. God was creator, and after He destroyed the evil people in the flood, after a while everybody settled on the plain, in the land of Shinar. There they built a city, these people came from the family of Noah, his three sons, Japheth, Ham and Shem. They grew very large, they all used the same language. They made bricks, used tar for mortar. They even built a tower to reach to heaven. When God and Christ came down to look at the city and the tower of Babel and saw all that they had accomplished, and said we will confuse their language, and scatter them over the face of the earth. Genesis 9,10. Many were scattered to Africa, Europe, and the middle east. So God and Christ is the God of those who believe in Him, regardless of the color of ones skin. Since God is creator He has no nationality. God is creating something new to day. He opens peoples hearts and eyes so they may see Him for who He is. He creates new believers for Himself. He creates new lives out of the old ones. creates a new outlook of life, creates new friends, and most important, He creates in us a new mind, body, and Spirit that indwells us to help us with this new life He is making for Himself. We are mortal, not eternal. God is eternal, never ending, never sleeping, watching over His creation with His tender mercies and love.

How do we blaspheme God, we say He is not creator, He is not the light of the world, He cannot save anyone, or satan is just as good as God is. This is denying God.

Foreknowledge of God and Christ

Reverence Hebrews 12:23-24, Joshua 1:8
According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be Sprinkled with His blood; may grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure. This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

The foreknowledge of God and Christ is from the beginning of time to the end of time for all Men
The foreknowledge of God and Christ is understandable. God existed before there was time. If Christ watched God during creation, then He too was before the beginning of time. Creation was the beginning of time. He creates what He plans in His mind. Yes, God had a plan for earth, and Christ as His mediator, for His creation. His plan ran from the beginning of time to the end of time, that is the end of the millennium. God and Christ knew who would be born on this earth from Adam to the end of time. They know what their names will be, dates of their births and deaths, what they are going to do, where they will go in life, who they will marry, any children they have. It shows what you have done to further God’s kingdom, and how Christ will help you in your life time. They will know every intimate detail of their lives, down to their death. Then a new generation will take its place. God has a set of books, that I believe that were written before time began. There is the Lambs book of life, and the book at the Great White Throne judgment. This book is to show people that their name is not written in the Lambs book of life. Every person that has ever lived has his or her name in one if these books. The Lambs book of life, the people who go into new heaven and earth. The book of the Great White Throne, the people go into the pit of hell with satan, where weeping and gnashing of teeth are. These are the people who never believed in Jesus Christ and denied His existence or for the reason He came.

Knowing what the plan is from before the beginning of time to the end of time. They planned each detail and event including the death and resurrection of Christ. They planned who would live in each time frame, since God is creator, He chose who would live and how long, before any creation takes place. Foreknowledge is not only events that is going to happen, but peoples, nations, thoughts, actions, the words that will be spoken are all known before the foundation is ever laid. That is the reason God is never surprised with anything, He has known it before the foundation of the world were set in place. They know who will get sick, have diseases, who will live, and who will die, from beginning to end People only have a few details of what is going to happen, because man is only on this earth for 70 or so plus years. The other problem, we do not know our Bible, God laid out in His word when, what and where. We know better today, but Biblical literacy is way down on most peoples list to study and know.

Jesus knew what roles He would have through the centuries, Jesus started out as The Angel of the Lord, He was a messenger for God, talked to men and women of events that were going to happen, miracles of births, war, famine, droughts and deaths. He went before Israel in leaving Egypt, then He became the rear guard while they were wondering in the desert. When Israel was in the land and were attacked He stepped in. On one occassion He killed 185,000 soldiers. The Angel of the Lord watched over Israel until it was time to be sent to earth, to come into this world as a human baby, raised as a human but still possessed all the attributes of God. The leaders of Israel were impressed by His questions and answers. He showed men His glory by the miracles He performed, in healing, raising people from the dead. People born during this time with handicaps for Christ to heal, was to show who He was. The miracle of feeding 5,000, and then 4,000 from just a few fish and loaves of bread, He feed the hungry people as they listened to Him. Jesus preached His message to the poor and the rich, people that loved Him, and people who didn’t. Yes, to be beaten at the hands of sinful men, but all this was in their foreknowledge that Jesus would die on the cross for sinful men, and the resurrection was to show men, by believing in Him, they would have life after death, all they had to do was believe. Two thousand years ago, and the offer still stands for man kind, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not die. The body will die, but the Spirit goes back to God and Christ, waiting for the day of redemption, when Jesus comes on the clouds of Heaven, every eye shall see, and the sinful men of this world will groan at His sight, because they know the end is here.
God and Christ are the only ones who know who can be saved and those that are not interested. That is the reason we are to evangelize the world. To help in finding those that are lost to God’s Son, to bring them to Him, for salvation in Jesus Christ.

  1. It is God alone that can change times and epochs; It is He that removes kings, and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, and knowledge to men of understanding. 2. This sentence is by decree of the angelic watchers, and the decision is a command of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the most High rules over the realm of man kind. And bestows it on whom He wishes, and set over it the lowliest of men. 3. Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves, For rulers are not the cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, and avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil
  2. Daniel 2:21-22, 2. Daniel 4:17, 3. Romans 13:1-4
  3. Foreknowledge is not the same as the election of one person over another. God and Christ knew before hand of who would listen to there message of salvation and who wouldn’t. I believe that foreknowledge and creation also says more about our creator. In His creation, is much love for what He made for the people He made it for. Because of the love for each person, he will touch the soul of our being and transform our lives through His love. The love He has, it is for all man kind, just as He sends rain on the just and the unjust. Genesis 15:6 His love extends to all people. There will come a day that the unjust will be separated from the just and the love of God, and they will go into the abyss.

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. 2. The Lord is not slow about His promises, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance. 3. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved. 4. And opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right, is welcome to Him.” .

John 3:16. 2. 2 Peter 3:9, 3. Acts 4:12, 4. Acts 10:34-35

People who lie, steal, and kill, would not be inclined in their being to speak to God. In the Bible darkness is attributed to evil, and God has said He is the light of the world. He is light, and light wins out over darkness. If we believe in the light of God and do good, people like this is more inclined to listen to God. “He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it will come to him.” Proverbs 11:27

God interjects Himself into the affairs of man, and speaks to those who want to listen.
God talks to man directly, He talked to Noah before the flood and had him build a very large boat, large enough for Noahs family and hundreds of animals. God told Abram to leave Ur of the Caldeans, go forth from his country, your relatives, and from your fathers house, to a land which I shall show you. Because God said go, Abram went to the land of Canaan with all His possessions, his wife and a nephew. God appeared to Abram again and said, to your descendants I will give this land. So Abram built an alter to the Lord there who had appeared to Him. God said of Abram, since he believed Me and did what I asked, it was counted to him as righteouness. Genesis 15:6 Abram always did what God asked, even when God ask him go to Mount Moriah, to sacrifice his son Isaac on an alter. When he and Issac got to the mountain, he built the alter and put the wood on the alter and Isaac asked Him, where is the sacrifice, Abram said, the Lord will provide. Abram put isaac on the alter for the sacrifice, and there was a rustling in a thicket, and a ram was there, and Abram slaughtered the ram and put it on the alter and offered it as a sacrifice to God, And God again reaffirmed His covenant to Abram, since he did not hold back his only son from the alter of sacrifice. Genesis 22:2-3 Mount Moriah is the Temple Mount today.

God said to Moses from the burning bush, go back to your people and lead them out of slavery of Egypt, to the land of Cannon. Because of the rebellion of the people in the wilderness, and of Moses, they wondered for 40 years, until all the original people had died, then Moses also died, and Joshua lead them in.

When Israel was going to the land God gave them, they came to the Ammonite, Moabite land. Israel asked them if they could go through, not turning to the right or the left, and the Moabite king refused. God made a law that no Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the assembly of the Lord; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the Lord. Because they did not meet you with food or water on the way when you came out of Egypt; and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pathor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. Deuteronomy 23:3-4

The Ammonite and Moabite people were descendants of Esau, Jacobs twin brother, that went to Egypt because of the famon, because Joseph one of Jacobs twelve sons, who was second in command in Egypt during the famon, under Pharaoh. My point in bringing this up is, in the book of Ruth, she is a Moabite, and when Naomi her mother-in-law decided to return to Israel and said to her, go back to your people, Ruth said, “Do not urge me to return to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” Ruth 1:16 When a person makes a declaration like that, God will accept them no matter who they are or where they are from. So it is to this day, if one will turn from his wicked ways, and accept the Lord, you will be saved. My point is, God has called everybody to salvation, not all will accept. God did know before the foundation of the world who would accept and who wouldn’t. It is the individual through the generations and millenniums that has rejected God and Christ, not the other way around. God and Christ knows the persons heart. They will help anybody on the way to their walk of faith.

The Ammonite and Moabite people were descendants of Esau, Jacobs twin brother, that went to Egypt because of the famon, because Joseph one of Jacobs twelve sons, who was second in command in Egypt during the famon, under Pharoh. My point in bringing this up is, in the book of Ruth, she is a Moabite, and when Naomi her mother-in-law decided to return to Israel and said to her, go back to your people, Ruth said, “Do not urge me to return to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” Ruth 1:16 When a person makes a declaration like that, God will accept them no matter who they are or where they are from. So it is to this day, if one will turn from his wicked ways, and accept the Lord, you will be saved. My point is, God has called everybody to salvation, not all will accept. God did know before the foundation of the world who would accept and who wouldn’t. It is the individual through the generations and millenniums that has rejected God and Christ, not the other way around. God and Christ knows the persons heart. They will help anybody on the way to their walk of faith.

In the New Testament Jesus called His 12 deciples, one died, and Paul Replaced him eventually. Many others grew up in the faith to preach the gospel and spread the word about Jesus. Paul wrote seven new testament books. The Lord Jesus who struck Paul with blindness because he was persecuting the church. Acts 9:1-19 Paul was changed because of that experience. Paul became an evangelist to the Jew and the Gentile nations. He went to most of the promentant cities of the day, from Jerusalem to Rome. Paul knew the Jewish scriptures more than anybody, Paul was raised as a Pharisee, studied under Gamaliel. (Acts 22:7) he would also be in the Synagogues on the sabbath. Jesus showed Paul at his converstion all that He must suffer. Paul suffered greatly, five times from the Jews, 39 lashes each. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times ship wrecked, one night and a day I spent in the deep, I have been in dangers from rivers, dangers from robbers, dangers from countryman, dangers from gentiles, dangers in the city, dangers in the wilderness, dangers on the sea, dangers among false brethren; I have been in labor and hardship, through many sleepless nights, hunger and thirst,often without food, in cold, and exposure. Jesus told Paul what he would suffer, foreknowledge, from the foundation of times. In 1 Corinthians 11:24-27 God and the Lord Jesus was with all of them in those situations. Building them up, and at times seeing them die, by evil men because of their faith in God and Christ, that is being a martyr. Martyrs are special to Jesus, They are standing in front of the throne of God and Christ. Revelation 20:4 God and Christ foreknew all of these events.

  1. Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. Therefore if a man cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the master, prepared for every good work. Now flee from youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2. On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? the thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use, and another for common use? What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction. And He did so in order that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory. 3. With a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will. 4. 2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but sorrow of the world produces death.
  2. 2 Timothy 2:20-22, 2. Romans 9:20-23 3. Ephesians 1:10-11 4. 2 Corinthians 7:10

God intervenes into the affairs of man from creation to the marriage super of the Lamb.
God intervenes into every ones life at one time or the other. This intervention comes in the way of change to your personal life, or a change in way of an attitude adjustment in someway. Sometimes it is one thing at a time, because most people can only change one thing at a time. If you are able to multitask, Jesus can work with you too.
God and Christ has looked to the end of time, and they know what evil people will do, how long they will let thee evil plan work, how His believers will be persecuted, and killed. Don’t forget His disciples, missionaries, pastors, any body of faith, for 2000 years this has been going on. satan wants to destroy to kill the movement. God knows, and He acts to protect His name and message.

The foreknowledge of God and Christ in the Bible

  1. Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene. a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders, and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know, this man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. 2. According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood; may grace and peace be yours in fullest measure. 3. Romans 8:29-30 And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose, for whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren. Anyone who has a relationship with God, and understands His character knows the truth of His love. He offers in salvation to all. We are to submit to Christ in yielding ourselves from pride and selfish ambition, let us surrender our life to Christ, because He surrendered His life for the purpose of saving those who would believe in God’s son Jesus Christ. Let our life be an example of our love to Him. 3. Not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. For, “let him who means to love life and see good days refrain his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile. And let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and persue it. For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears attend to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
  2. Acts 2:22-23, 2. 1 Peter 1:2, 3. 2 Peter 3:9-12

The foreknowledge of God and Christ in the Bible

  1. Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene. a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders, and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know, this man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. 2. According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood; may grace and peace be yours in fullest measure. 3. Romans 8:29-30 And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose, for whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first born among many brethren. Anyone who has a relationship with God, and understands His character knows the truth of His love. He offers in salvation to all. We are to submit to Christ in yielding ourselves from pride and selfish ambition, let us surrender our life to Christ, because He surrendered His life for the purpose of saving those who would believe in God’s son Jesus Christ. Let our life be an example of our love to Him. 3. Not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing. For, “let him who means to love life and see good days refrain his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking guile. And let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and persue it. For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears attend to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
  2. Acts 2:22-23, 2. 1 Peter 1:2, 3. 2 Peter 3:9-12

Conclusion
The foreknowledge of God and Christ go far beyond of what we think about every day. Foreknowledge reaches to the depth of our soul from beginning of life to the end of life. Their foreknowledge helps to look back into our lives, and ask for Christ help at any time in the future. Because He is always with us, we have what is past, and can look to the future and know for certain that His forenowledge can guide us as we walk with Christ. His foreknowledge helps us to understand His steadfast love of creation and us, That we can take what Jesus says, and know that it will always be when we come and go in Christ, He remains the same today, tomorrow and forever. Hebrews 13:8. All this to say, “so that we confidently say, the Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid, what shall man do to me? Hebrews 13:6
To general assembly and the church of the first born who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. I Peter 1:2

Amen, and Amen

Thanksgiving 2020

Reverence Micah 6:8
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.

Thanksgiving message for November 26, 2020
Hebrews 13:5-8 Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.” So that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What shall men do to Me? Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever.

There is much to be sad about in 2020. Everything has changed this year. Our jobs, family members, friends. We have heard and saw how it has effected loved ones with covid, and or died from it. The bad thing, is we did not even get see them go. If they are believers in Christ Jesus, Jesus picked them up and delivered their spirits to Himself. We can be thankful that many people have been working tirelessly to keep us safe until a vaccine is here. It does look like two or three companies are ready to release the vaccine shortly. There is one in the world today that we will never lose, Jesus Christ, if we belong to Him. Christ holds all the power in the world today, and with that, He does not exercise it. We are in the age of His grace and mercy. Christ heals the sick, comforts the poor in spirit, and this same Spirit comes from God, and His Spirit indwells us.
satan thinks that he is winning when more and more people are turning to secularism and or socialism. Both mean that someone else is going to tell them what to do and when to do it. What ever the ism is, they are only fooling the followers and satan himself. satan already knows his fate, the only question is, how many people are going to change to his way of thinking and believe in him? No matter what anyone tries, it will end in the same result, it wil never overtake Jesus Christ,, who holds all power over good people, and evil people. In the end evil winds up in the pit, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth, where the fire is not quenched. Jesus is the only one that can bring people to safety, by believing in Him. Who are you following? Have you made your choice? (Luke 13:28) (Mark 9:44-48)

Man has already killed Him and He rose to life, from the dead, No body has the ability to over come the savior of the world, not even the evil one. When all the dust has settled in the end, satan and his evil people will be in the pit, were weeping and gnashing of teeth are. How can this happen? Jesus paid the penalty for our sin, for the wages of sin is death, Jesus died upon the cross to pay for my penalty , for my sin. Repentance for sin is required. The instant Jesus died on the cross, the large heavy curtain that hung in the Temple between the Holy of Hollies, and the Temple court, was ripped in half to signify the barrier between God and man had been removed. Now through Christ, all can come to God for the forgiveness of their sin. When this happens Jesus never says no. He accepts you as you are, unperfected, but in His eyes you are holy. This is where the real work begins, your walk with Jesus Christ is a life long adventure, sometimes it can be difficult, and rewarding at the same time. What is standing in your way? The evil one, the father of all lies. (John 8:44) He (satan) will do everything he can to get you to turn away from your commitment. The decision is yours, you have free will, but in the end we all will be held accountable for all the decisions that we have made. What keeps us from believing, opinions that you have about certain ideas and thoughts about Christ, or what you have heard you took as truth, but wasn’t. A bad experience with people in the church. It is not about other people. It is about you and Christ, once you have salvation worked out, your other thoughts about church and people can be worked out.

Take to heart what Jesus said in Luke 11:9-10 “And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given to you; Seek, and you shall find; Knock, and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it shall be opened.” Are you are a seeker? Wanting to find out new information on any subject, then eventually you will seek Jesus Christ out to see if what He says is true. If you seek He says, then you will ask Him to come into your heart. Then when you knock, and really get to know Him, He will open up His scriptures up to you, then you will say, amen, thank you Jesus. How do you learn the truth about Jesus, in His Holy Bible. Jesus wants you to find Him, and He will help if you are earnest.
Jesus in His tender mercies towards you will reach out to you and lift you up, He will attend to your wounds of life and heal you. He loves you with an everlasting love, Jeremiah 31:3 that can never be shaken by any person or government. Jesus will not change His mind about you because of ones sin. When you accept Christ as savior, He accepts you and your sin. Jesus knows one cannot change over night. Sometimes it may take years for you to know what depths Christ will go to help change your life, and give you a new way of thinking. Pray to Jesus and you will be amazed at what He will do. He will heal you inside out, not outward in. Jesus starts at the heart and moves from changing and molding you and conforming you into His image in you. After you have prayed to Him, He will pray for you. If you will send me your first name I will pray for you. First name and what the prayer is for.
May you all have the best Thanksgiving that you can under these circumstances. May the God of all peace give you rest, safety, and life this Thanksgiving.

The Millennium of God and Christ

Reverence James 4:7-10
Submit therefore to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, you double minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter turned into morning, and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.

What is the purpose of the millennium?

  1. A clamor has come to the end of the earth, because the Lord has a controversy with the nations. He is entering into judgment with all flesh; as for the wicked, He has given them to the sword, declares the Lord. Thus says the Lord of Hosts, behold evil is going forth from nation to nation, and a great storm is being stirred up from the remotest parts of the earth. And those slain by the Lord on that day shall be from one end of the earth to the other, they shall not be lamented, gathered, or buried; they shall be like dung on the face of the ground. 2. Behold the tempest of the Lord! Wrath has gone forth, a sweeping tempest; it will burst on the head of the wicked. The fierce anger of the Lord will not turn back, until He has performed, and until He has accomplished the intent of His heart; in the latter days you will understand this
  2. Jeremiah 25:31-33, 2. Jeremiah 30:23-24
  3. In this life evil will abound more and more. Evil will abound until it is in front and at your back. Evil will abound until it surrounds you. With the riots of this year, we can better understand a little about evil, there is no empathy for the innocent. Evil is an event of death and destruction of people and businesses, the poor and needy and the righteous believers in Jesus Christ. Evil people do not want boundaries. The evil one is satan, the devil, satan wants the destruction of the knowledge of Jesus Himself. satans followers want the same thing. This year you have seen satan through people killed, and maimed. It is all about Christ and His peaceful reign for a thousands years. Everybody on earth that goes into the millennium will be at peace with the other, though not all will be happy with the Prince of Peace, and the authority that He has to govern the world. The crowning of Christ our King and savior, the worlds King, peace and judgment goes before Christ, and all men must obey.
    When Christ gets past defeating the false profit and satan and his enemies, Israel is being replanted in her land by Christ, and believers resurrection done, Christ sets out to make the earth a better place for people to live on, all people will be able to grow their own food, live in peace, people are not going to have to worry about being robbed or shot. In this sense Christ is making all things new. The new heaven and earth come after the millennium.

Who helps Christ rule

Jesus Christ’s rule over the Jews, Jesus sits on King David’s throne, in Jerusalem. But David has his place helping Christ to bring the Jews in getting to know their Messiah, Jesus. The 12 disciples of Christ, rule over the 12 tribes of the Israel, also helping teach them about their Messiah. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and all the prophets of the old testament. These people will be helping to teach Christ and all Israel about their Messiah.
Christians that have been beheaded of the testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who did not worship the beast or his image, and not received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection.
When all believers are taken up when the bridegroom comes, we meet Him in the air to be changed to be like Christ. Christ comes on down to earth. I do not believe that we will be left in heaven for a thousand years. We come to earth with Christ. When He has defeated the armies of satan, He sets up His rule. 1. “It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him; If we endure, we shall also reign with Him; If we deny Him, He will deny us; If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself. 2. And He who over comes, I will grant to Him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

  1. 2 Timothy 2:12, 2. Revelation 3:21

What is the result in us when we do the work of Christ. If we look at humanity today, opportunity abounds to serve with many organization to help the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the list goes on. But what happens to the people who volunteer? People start to believe that volunteering actually helps them to have more compassion and understanding because they meet people who are worse of than they are. For a Christian it is Jesus that puts opportunity in front of them to help, also Christ will use this way to call people to Himself. For believers is will become a pattern of growth from Christ. It becomes a satisfaction doing something for somebody else. We also saw in these parables that some people have an indifference to helping, themselves or other people. Instead they have an indifference to Christ, and helping others. When we want to serve Christ, He will give us many opportunities in life. The more we do for Him, the more opportunities He will give to us. Also those opportunities will be more involved and will make us grow in different ways. Jesus will keep us moving on to more challenging opportunities. All of a sudden after many years of volunteering, you look back and say wow! He really did use me in many different ways.
This type of behavior is to show those that are diligent and want to follow Christ and Christ’s will is followed by His believers. The foolish, they want to live their life the way they want, they do not want to go across the grain or against people, but at the last moment they want to mingle with the people who do follow Christ and get into Christ’s kingdom on earth without wanting to have to account for their way of life.
Believers will not be able to make or have children in the kingdom of Christ. We will be as the angels. The angels have no bodily form. But as Christ could come and go, all of a sudden to appear in a room and leave. It says we will be like Christ. We will have the same body that Christ has. There will be people that go into the Millennium with bodies that can reproduce and populate the world. Also Israel will be gathered from the four corners of the earth and replanted with in the their original borders. Christ said that they will repopulate the nation of Israel. ***

The way home to Christ.

  1. Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Fathers house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare for you. 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 you know the way where I am going. 2. The wilderness and the desert will be glad, and the Arabah will rejoice and blossom; like the crocus, it will blossom profusely and rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you. The the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the dumb will shout for joy. For the waters will break forth in the wilderness and the streams of the Arabah. And the scorched land will become a pool, and thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackels, its resting place, grass becomes reeds and rushes, and a highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who walks that way, and fools will not wander on it, no lion will be there, nor will any vicious beast go up on it; these will not be found there. But the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the Lord will return, and come with joyful shouting to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. 3. And He that overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations; and He shall rule them with the rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father.
  2. John 14:1-4, 2. Isaiah 35:1-10, 3. Revelation 2:26-27

Judgment of the unbelieving gentiles.

  1. But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on His left. Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, “Lord when did we see you hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite you in, or naked, and clothe You? And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? And the King will answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me. Then He will also say to those on His left, Depart from Me, accursed ones, into eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me. Then they themselves also will answer, saying, Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of you? Then He will answer them, saying, truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me. And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life. 2. A clamor has come to the end of the earth, because the Lord has a controversy with the nations. He is entering into judgment with all flesh; as for the wicked, He has given them to the sword, declares the Lord. Thus says the Lord of Hosts, behold, evil is going forth from nation to nation, and a great storm is being stirred up from the remotest parts of the earth. And those slain by the Lord on that day shall be from one end of the earth to the other. They shall not be lamented, gathered, or buried; they shall be like dung on the face of the ground. Wail, you shepherds, and cry; and wallow in ashes, you masters of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and your dispersion have come, and you shall fall like a choice vessel. 3. But the multitude of your enemies shall become like fine dust, and the multitude of the ruthless ones like chaff which blows away; and it shall happen instantly, suddenly. From the Lord of Hosts you will be punished with thunder and earthquake and loud noise, with whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a consuming fire.
  2. Matthew 25:31-46, 2. Jeremiah 25:31-34, 3. Isaiah29:5-7
  3. How to enter into the kingdom
    And again Jesus said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God?” It is like heaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened. And He passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. And someone said to Him, “Lord, are there just a few who are being saved?” And He said to them, strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. Once the head of the house gets up and shuts the door, and you begin to stand outside and knock on the door, saying, Lord, open up to us! Then He will answer and say to you, “I do not know where you are from. There you will begin to say, we ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in the streets; and He will say, I tell you, I do not know where you are from; DEPART FROM ME, ALL YOU EVIL DOERS, There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth there when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the Kingdom of God, but yourselves being cast out. And they will come from the east and west, and from north and south, and recline at the table in the kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first, and some first who will be last. Luke 13:22-30
    When the call comes to you, answer the Lord Jesus Christ to accept Him as savior, do it then, do not wait upon another day, because you do not know when His coming will be. As you just read, there is no warning or call when the door closes, when it is closed, no more will be able to come in. Answer that call today, All you have to say is Jesus, I need you in my life, I want to be your son or daughter, I need your truth and knowledge in my life to change it. Jesus will listen for you and answer you, it will be justjesusandyou. That is all you need to get started. No body needs to leed you in the sinners prayer. Get a bible, find a bible believing church, learn some songs, immures your self into Christ and He will be right at your side. One other thing, pray, pray, pray. You will be glade you did. You will have a new friend, non condemning, filling your life with His love, grace and mercy. It will not be easy, some friends you have now will be gone, but you will meet knew ones, that will help you in your walk with Christ.
    Thought
    Watching out for what God has given us and entrusted to us. This is the lesson Christ wants us to learn. Work as though everything you have in excess, give it to Christ, and He will use to help others. This is about being a steward. You will have to make account to Christ at the coming of His kingdom. Our rewards come not only from giving back monetarily, but also giving people food, water, visiting people in the hospital, jails, giving kind words of hope to them, helping your neighbor, volunteering. Doing unto others as they would do for you. Revelation 22:12 Behold, I am coming quickly.
    Christ wants us to be diligent and do the best we can for what He has be given to us. To give back to Him for trusting in us. We should want to give back more than we receive.
    Christ rewards those people who follow His example. That is the life that Christ wants for us, His life, He wants to repeat in us. When we repeat Christ life as our own and do what He did, we will be persecuted just like Christ. The end of the Millennium
  4. For just as the new heavens and the new earth which I make will endure before me, declares the Lord, so your offspring and your name will endure. and it shall be from new moon to new moon and from sabbath to sabbath, all mankind will come to bow down before Me, says the Lord. Then they shall go forth and look on the corpses of the men who have transgressed against Me. For their worm shall not die, and their fire shall not be quenched; and they shall be an abhorance to all mankind. 2. For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers up the kingdom to the God and Father, when He abolished all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be abolished is death. For He has put all things in subjection under His feet. But when He says, all things are put in subjection, it is evident that He is expected who put all things in subjection to Him. And when all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, that God may be all in all.
  5. Isaiah 66:22-24, 2. 1 Corinthians 15:21-28
    It is to say, that when Christ at the end of the millennium and having defeated all the armies of satan, shall at this time give back to God everything that had been under Christ’s authority, There is no more armies or evil people left. Now comes the new Heaven and New Earth.
    In four articles and many pages, the fact still remains, when Christ comes down to the earth, everything is changed, we are taken up to be with Him, Satan is defeated, along with his armies. His throne is established, He has set up His rule, and chosen who will be doing what ever is appointed for them. My point is, All of this takes place at the twinkling of an eye. Is that quick enough?
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The Millennial Kingdom and Jesus Christ 9-22-2020 3 of 4

Reverence

For the Lord has chosen Zion; He has desired it for his habitation. This is My resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provision; I will satisfy her needy with bread. Her priests also I will clothe with salvation; and her godly ones will sing aloud for joy.

Jesus had is own plan for this article, I am glad I followed His guidance in this. This series on the Millennium has turned into much more than I had ever expected. Subjects and verses kept coming up and I would fit them in what I was writing on at this time. What I had planned to be a two article paper has turned into 4. This was supposed to be the 3 of 3, now this is 3 of 4.

The Millennial Kingdom and Jesus Christ               9-15-2020              3-4

Spoil taken from Israel will be given back to Israel.

At the end of the tribulation, before satan is put into the abyss, all the nations against Christ and Israel will assemble to fight. These nations attach the current nation of Israel and start to kill and plunder, but Christ steps in and stops the war, the plundering, and everything is given back to Israel.
1. Behold, a day is coming for the Lord when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you. 2. All the land will be changed into a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; but Jerusalem will rise and remain on its site from Benjamin’s Gate as far as the place of the First Gate to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hannel to the to the kings wine press. 3. Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance. 4. So also like the plague, will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey, and all the cattle that will be in those camps. 5. In that day there will be inscribed on the bells of horses, “Holy to the Lord.” And the cooking pots in the Lords house will be like the bowls before the alter. 6. And every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the Lord of Hosts; and all sacrifices will come and take of them and boil in them. And there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord of hosts in that day. 7. And the people will live in it, and there will be no more curse, for Jerusalem will dwell in security.

1. Zechariah 14:1, 2. Zechariah 14:10, 3. Zechariah 14:14, 4. Zechariah14:15, 5. Zechariah 14:20, 6. Zechariah 14:21, 7. Zechariah 14:11.

Description of the Throne of God.

And from the throne proceeded flashes of lightening and sounds of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; and before the throne there was, as it were, a sea of glass like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind. And the first creature was like a lion, and the second creature like a calf, and the third creature has a face like that of a man, and the fouth creature was like a flying eagle, and the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes all around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God, The Almighty, who was and who is to come.” And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who stis on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever. Revelation 4:5-9
Throne
A Throne is for judgment! And the one sitting on it is the judge of everyone and everything. Judgment contains both good and bad. It is God’s judgment that will judge man kind. It is not man judging God. There are two judgments from God. The first is the judgment of believers, once one believes we will only be judged on our deeds, we shall receive rewards for the good that we do and loss for the base things we do. Then we will be in the heavenly kingdom with Him. Then the judgment of unbelief. Just as there are degrees of righteosuness and rewards, there will be greater and lesser degrees of punishment for the people that go into the pit with satan. And God said that there is weeping and gnashing of teeth there. You have a choice of where you wind up. Will you look up to God and Christ and say, Jesus I want to believe, help me in my unbelief.

Revelation 20:4-6 Who sits on the Thrones during the Millennium and there use.

Jesus Christ sits on His Fathers throne in the middle of the throne room.

1. In the year of King Uzziah’s death, I (Isaiah) saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 2. He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of His kingdom forever. And your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; Your throne shall be established forever. In accordance with all these words and all this vision, so Nathan spoke to David. 3. But the Lord abides forever, He has established His throne for judgment, and He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity. The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know thy name will put their trust in Thee. 4. A just balance and scales belong to the Lord; all the weights of the bag are His concern. It is an abomination for the kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established on righteousness. 5. Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David. His descendants shall endure forever, and His throne as the son before Me. It shall be established forever like the moon, and the witness in the sky is faithful. 6. The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength; indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved. Thy throne is established from of old; Thou art everlasting. 7. Now the main point in what has been said is this; we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary, and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man. For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices; hence it is necessary that this high priest also have something to offer. ( His gift to us was Jesus who offered Himself up to death for our salvation and eternal life.) 8. Then Peter answered and said to Him (Jesus) Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us? And Jesus said to them, “truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 9. And you are those who have stood by Me in My trials; and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribe of Israel. 10. For there thrones were set for judgment, the thrones of the house of David. (Unbelievers) 11. Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you come; it arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth; it raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.

1. Isaiah 6:1, 2. 2 Samuel 7:13, 16,17, 13, 3. Psalms 9:7-10, 4. Proverbs 16:11-12, 5. Psalms 89:35-37, 6. Psalm 93:1-2, 7. Hebrews 8:1-3, 8. Matthew 19:27-28, 9. Luke 22:28-30, 10. Psalm 122:5, 11. Isaiah 14:9

Thrones of the Elders of Israel

Revelation 4:2-5, 10-11. Immediately I (John) was in the Spirit; and behold , a throne was standing in heaven, and one sitting on the throne. And He was sitting was like a Jasper stone and a sardius in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, like and emerald in appearance, And around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. The twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy art thou our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for thou didst create all things of thy will they existed, and were created.”
The Bible has little to say about the twenty four elders in Revelation. Most of the people I read believed that the 24 elders are the redeemed of the Lord and or believers that have been saved. I read one account that said that the 24 elders were the 12 leaders of the tribes of Israel, and the 12 apostles.

A. Thrones of Men

1. Succession. Now the Lord has fulfilled His word which He spoke; for I have risen in the place of my father David and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised, and have built the house for the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. And there I have set the ark, in which is the covenant of the Lord, which He made with the sons of Israel. 14-16, And he said (Solomon) O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like thee in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to thy servants who walk before Thee with all their heart; who has kept with thy servant David, my father, that Thou hast promised him; indeed, Thou hast spoken with Thy mouth, and hast fulfilled it with Thy hand as it is this day. Now therefore, O Lord, the God of Israel, keep with thy servant David, my father, that Thou hast promised him, saying, you shall not lack a man to sit on the throne of Israel, if only your sons take heed to their way, to walk in My law as you have walked before Me. 2. Sovereignty. O’king, the most High God granted sovereignty, grandeur, glory, and majesty to Nebuchadnezzar your father. 3. Righteousness. It is a snare for a man to say rashly, it is holy! And after the vows to make inquiry. Loyalty and truth preserve the king, and he upholds his throne by righteousness. It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established on righteousness. For thou hast maintained my just cause; thou dost sit on the throne judging righteously. But the Lord abides forever; He has established His throne for judgment, and He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the people with equity. 4. Termination. For if you men will indeed perform this thing, then kings will enter the gates of this house, sitting in David’s place on his throne, riding in chariots and on horses, even the king himself and his servants and his people. But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself, declares the Lord, that this house will become a desolation. For thus says the Lord concerning the house of the king of Judah: You are like Gilead to Me, like the summit of Lebanon; yet most assuredly I shall make you like a wilderness, like cities which are not inhabited. For I shall set apart destroyers against you, each with weapons; and they will cut down your choicest cedars and throw them on the fire. And many nations will pass by this city; and they will say to one another, why has the Lord done thus to this great city? Then they will answer, because they forsook the covenant of the Lord their God and bowed down to other gods and served them. Do not weep for the dead or mourn for him, but weep continually for the one who goes away; for he will never return or see his native land again.

1. 2 Chronicles 6:10-11, 14-16, 2. Daniel 5:18-21, 3. Proverbs 20 :25, Proverbs 16:12, Psalm 9:4, 7-8 4 Jeremiah 22:4-10

1. And in those days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever. 2. Ruling Shadrack, Meshack and Abed-nego in the furnace, Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished and stood up in haste; he responded and said to his officials, was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said to the king, Certainly, O king. He answered and said, Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods! They then came near to door of the furnace of blazing fire; he responded and said to the three men, come out, you servants of the Most High God, and come here! Then the three men came out of the midst of the fire. 3. Eternity. And He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of the street. And on either side of the river was a the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the were for the healing of the nations.And there was no longer any curse; and the throne of God and of the lamb shall be in it, and His bond-servants shall serve Him; and they shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.

1. Daniel 2:44 2. Daniel 3:24-26 3. Revelation 22:1-4

C. Christ Authority and duration

1. Eternal. I will establish your seed forever, and build up your throne to all generations. Thou hast a strong arm; Thy hand is mighty, thy right hand is exalted. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne; lovingkindness and truth go before thee. 2. Explained. For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace. On the throne of David and over his kingdom, tp establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will accomplish this. 3. Function. They say to Him, Thus says the Lord of Hosts, Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the Lord. Yes, it is He who will build the temple of the Lord, and he who will bear the honor and sit and rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the two offices. 4. Promised. And behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of his father David; and He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and His kingdom will have no end. 5. Christ rules. And what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe, these are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at the right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come, And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.      6. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 7. Unity in sharing. And I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.” And every created thing which is on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.” And the four living creatures kept saying, Amen. And the Elders fell down and worshiped.  8. Shares with believers. He who overcomes, I will grant to Him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. 9. Judges. But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His throne.
1. Psalm 89:4, 13-14, 2. Isaiah 9:6-7, 3. Zechariah 6:12-13, 4. Luke 1:31-33, 5. Ephesians 1:19-23, 6. 1 Peter 1:3-5, 7. Revelation 3:21, 8.Revelation 3:21. 9. Revelation 3:21

What is the Times of the gentiles and fullness of the gentiles?

Luke 21:24 And they (the Jews) will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be lead captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled (trodden)under foot by the gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
The times of the Gentiles runs from the destruction of Jerusalem in seventy (70) AD by the Romans, to Christ second coming. The Romans burned and tore down the Temple and the walls to the old city of Jerusalem. With the Temple and the old city of Jerusalem in ruins, the Jews were dispersed to all the nations of the world. At this time they went to many nations, but mainly Russia and Eastern Europe. When Stalin started coming to power, he told the Jews they had to get out of Russia. In the 1900 many came to the US and western and eastern Europe.

Little History of Israel.   When Babylon had taken the last remnant of Israel to Babylon in 597 BC, only the poorest of the poorest were left. God had told Israel their unrepentant sins is why He sent the King of Babylon in three stages to get Israel out of their home land. God told Israel that they would be there for seventy years. Millions went into captivity and the Babylonians destroyed the temple and the walls Jerusalem. The Arabs of the land while residing in the land, left most of the ruins undisturbed. When the Persian conquered the Babylonians in 586 BC under King Cyrus. Millions went into exile, but only 39,000+ returned to rebuild Israel the old city and the Temple.

Even though the State of Israel was started in 1948 by the United Nations, many countries claimed ownership of certain areas with in the boarders of Israel. Some willingly gave the ancient parts of Israel, but many Arab countries did not agree. There were skirmishes at the time with Arabs trying to recapture the territory that was given up. In 1967 There was an all out assault by the Arab nations of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, plus other minor Arab nation. Egypt had amassed a very large army in the Sani Peninsula. Syria amassed its army in the Golan Heights, overlooking Israel in the N.E.. Jordan was to attack around Jericho and go into Jerusalem. The Jordanians controlled East Jerusalem and Bethlehem at this time.

The day before the Arabs was going to invade Israel, Israel had put their own plan into motion by attacking Egypt with about 185 fighter jets destroying much of their equipment, and putting the Egyptian army into confusion. Israel also attacked Syrian possessions in the Golan heights and did the same thing to them. When the three Arab nations attacked they were ineffective and were losing badly. On the 6th day the UN called a cease fire to stop the fighting and save what was left of the Arab armies. By the time the UN stepped in, Israel had captured the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Stripe, the Golan Heights from Syria, and took East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan.

Israel and Egypt signed a peace treaty in March of 1979. Israel gave back the Siani Peninsule to Egypt in 1982. Israel gave the Gaza Stripe up in 2005. Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty in October of 1994. Now Israel, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed a peace treaty, this month September of 2020.

God is protecting Israel in the state they are. He will reclaim them totally when Christ’s foot hits the temple mount, and it is split in two.

Even though Israel is back in their land, before the second coming of Christ occurs, the false prophet will come forward and make a peace agreement with the nations of the world for three and a half years. They will be able to rebuild their temple under this peace deal. Then in the middle of the three and a half years the false prophet, will brake the peace treaty, set Himself up as ruler over the whole world, all will have to take the mark of the beast, many will be martyred because they would take the mark, some will get through without having to take the mark of the beast. He will go into the temple and sacrifice a pig on the alter, which is called the abomination of desolation. This is the second time this has happened, the first came about in about 160 BC, when Antiochus Epiphanies offered a pig on the alter of the Temple. The two Maccabee brothers start a revolt over this and over threw one of the three successors of Alexander the Great.

1. For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own estimation, that the partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come; and thus all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, The deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them; when I take away their sin. 2. But all of these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name. 3. I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you, After a little while the world will behold Me no more; but you will behold Me; because I live, you shall live also. In that day you shall know that I am in My Father; and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and will disclose Myself to Him.

Because God removed Israel from the land for disobedience and rejection of Jesus. Gone from a national salvation of Israel to individual salvation of Jew and gentile under Christ. Spiritual, and nation wide blindness of Israel for the rejection of God and Christ. It is the fullness of the gentiles, the exact number of gentiles that Christ is going to save. When that number is reached, Christ will return for His own believers, defeat satan and establish Israel as a nation in their own homeland and the apple of God’s eye, they will learn all about their Messiah that they rejected because of their blindness. They will have a millinnium to learn about their Messiah

1. Romans 11:25-27, 2. Matthew 24:8-9, 3. John 14:18-21

Revelation 3:21 And He who over comes, I will grant to Him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

End of 3

The Millennium and Jesus Christ

  

  Reverence                               Proverbs 8:12-17

I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, I find knowledge and discretion. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way, and the perverted and the evil way, and a perverted mouth, I hate.  Council is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine. By Me kings reign, and rulers decree justice, by Me princes rule, and nobles, all who judge rightly. I love those who love Me; and those who diligently seek Me will find Me.

The Millennium and Jesus Christ                August 25, 2020              Part 2 of 3

The second coming of Jesus Christ, and the defeat of satan and his evil people.
1. Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jessie, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And He will delight in the fear of the Lord, and He will not judge by what His eyes see, nor make a decision by what His ears hear; but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; and He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked. Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and faithfulness the belt about His waist. 2. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 3. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. 4. Therefore comfort one another with these words. 5. (The dead saints are taken up into the air when the marriage supper of the Lamb starts, here. His saints will be dressed in fine white linen, because Jesus says the fine linen is the righteous acts. of the saints). And John saw heaven open, He saw Jesus coming riding on a white horse, and Jesus is called faithful and true; in His righteousness He judges and wages war. Christ is clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called “The Word of God”. His armies dressed in fine linen white and clean followed Him. And on His robe and thigh were written the words, “KING of KINGS, and LORD of LORDS”. Birds of the air are called to the great super of God. They will eat the flesh of kings of the earth, and armies gathered to make war against who sat upon the white horse. The beast and the false prophet who had done great signs and received the mark of the beast. The rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat upon the white horse. Also Revelation 19:7, Revelation 17:5. 6. The the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations. as when He fights on a day of battle. 7. And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He amy smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 8. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and He cried out with a loud voice, saying to all the birds which fly in mid heaven, “Come, assemble for the great supper of the God; in order that you may eat the flesh of kings and the flesh of commanders and the flesh of mighty men and the flesh of horses and those who sit on them and the flesh of all men, both free men and slaves, and small and great.” And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies, assembled to make war against Him who sat upon the horse, and His army. And the rest was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown into the Lake of fire which burns with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which came from the mouth of Him who sat upon the horse, and all the birds were filled with their flesh. 9. And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

1. Isaiah 11:1-5, 2. 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 3. 1 Thessalonians 4:17, 4. 1 Thessalonians 4:18, 5. Revelation 19:20, 6. Zechariah 4:3, 7. Revelation 9:15, 8. Revelation 19:17-21, 9. Revelation 20:1-3,

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in a twinkling eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead in Christ will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
With all of the dead saints in the air, and those that are alive now and our bodies changed like Christs. Jesus can now judge the earth. The beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image; these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.

We shall reign with Christ and help Him rule in His kingdom.

Now all the saints, raised from the dead and taken up alive are put on the earth, to work and reign with Christ. Christ said we would be with Him in His kingdom.
1. It is a trustworthy statement; for if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him; if we endure, we shall also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself. 2. Then the sovereignty, the dominion,and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions will serve and obey Him. 3. Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, matters of this life. 4. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise.

1. 2 Timothy 2:11-13, 2. Daniel 7:27, 3. 1 Corinthians 6:2-3, 4. Galations 3:29

In the parables, they are to show how people respond to Christ in everyday situations and the results of their actions, positively and negatively.

1. Matthew 25:14-30 Parable of the talents. For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves, and entrusted his possessions to them. a. And to one he gave five talents, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. Immediately the one who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and gained five more. b. In the same manner the one who had received the two talents gained two more. c. But he who had received the one talent went away and dug into the ground, and hid his masters money. Now after a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts with them.

Results: And the one that had received the five more talents, saying, Master you entrusted five talents to me; see, I have gained five more talents. And the one that had been given two talents came and said to His master, see, I have gained two more talents, and the master said to them, well done good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, and I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master. And the slave that buried his talent, came to his master and said, here is your talent, I knew that you were a hard man reaping where you did not sow, gathering where you did not seed, I was afraid, and went away a buried the talent in the ground; see you have what is yours. The master answered and said, You wicked and lazy slave, you knew that I reaped where I did not sow, and gathered where I did not seed. You have ought to put the money into the bank for me to draw interest on until I returned. The master said take that talent away from him and give it to the man that has ten.
2. The Noble Man. A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. And he called ten of his slaves and gave them ten minas, and said to them, do business with this until I come back. But the citizens hated Him, and sent a delegation after him saying, we do not want this man to reign over us. And it came about that when he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to Him in order that he might know what business they had done. a. The first appeared, master, your minah has made ten minas more, the nobleman said, well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a little thing, be in authority over ten cities. The second came, saying, master, your mina has made five minas. b. The nobleman said to him also, be in charge over five cities. c. The third one came saying, master, behold you mina, which I kept put away in a handkerchief; for I was afraid of you, because you are an exacting man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow. The nobleman said, by your own words I will judge you, you worthless slave. You should have put it in the bank so I could have had interest on it until I came.  3. The Ten Virgins. Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five of them were prudent. But the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps. Now when the bridegroom was delaying, they got drowsy and began to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet Him. Then all the virgins rose, and trimmed lamps. And the foolish said to the prudent, give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out. But the prudent answered, saying no, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves. And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with Him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. And latter the other virgins also came, saying Lord, Lord, open up for us. But He answered and said, “Truly I say to you, I do not know you.” Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.

1. Matthew 24:14-30, 2. Luke 19:17, 3. Matthew 25:14-30

Christ will try us during our life to show us what we are made of and how we can improve in an area. It is during these trials that Jesus will mold and shape us to be more like Him. He will give us new areas of strength. He wants to mold us into a kingdom person that helps Christ rule, Also be able to with stand the onslaught of the devil by other people. These trials are like the Talents, the minas and other parables in the Bible. They show us our weaknesses, but also they are a tool in Jesus hands to hand pick people who can do God’s will and not change the directions. This is how Christ picks the people who will be in charge of citities, and other leaders that Christ wants to help Him. I read an article about the millennium, that this person figured there would be about two hundred million people in Jesus’s kingdom. Israel would be in it own place, the original boundaries that God gave them in Exodus. The rest of the world would be filled with people that came into the millennium.

The gathering of Israel into the Kingdom of Christ.

1. I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me; I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek Me. I said, here am I, here am I, to a nation which did not call on My name. I have spread out My hands all day long to a rebellious people, who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts, a people who continually provoke Me to My face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on bricks; who sit among graves, and spend the night in secret places; who eat swine’s flesh, and the broth of unclean meat is in their pots. Who say, “Keep to yourself”, do not come near Me, for I am holier than you!” These are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all day. Behold, it is written before Me, I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will even repay into their bosom, both their own iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers together, says the Lord. Because they have burned incense on the mountains, and scorned Me on the hills. Therefore I will measure their former work into you bosom.” 2. Behold the days are coming, declares the Lord, When I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was husband to them, declares the Lord. But this is covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. And they shall not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, “Know the Lord, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, declares the Lord,” For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more. 3. And in those days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all the kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever. 4. In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, and wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins, and rebuild is in the days of old; That they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by My name, declares the Lord who does this. Behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when plowman will overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes, him who sows seed; when the mountains will drip sweet wine, and all the hills will be dissolved. Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, and they will build the ruined cities and live in them, they will plant vineyards and drink their wine, and make gardens and eat their fruit, I will also plant them on their land, and they will not again be rooted out from their land which I have given them, says the Lord your God. 5. Now it will come about in the last days, the mountains of the house of the Lord will be established as the chief of the mountains, and will be raised above the hills; and all the nations shall stream to it. And many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, the house of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us concerning His ways, and that we may walk in His paths. For the law will go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And He will judge between the nations, and will render decisions for many peoples; and they will hammer their swords into plow shares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, and never again will they learn war. 6. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. And you will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord, my God will come, and all the holy ones with Him! 7. And the seventh angel sounded; and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever. And the twenty four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, We give Thee thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who art and who wast, because thou hast taken Thy great power and hast begun to reign. 8. And so when they had come together, they (the disciples) asking Him, saying, Lord, is it at this time You are retoring the kingdom to Israel? He said to them, it is not for you to know times and epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority. 9. Before she trevailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. Shall I bring to the point of birth, and not give delivery? Says the Lord. Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb? Says your God. 10. Then you will say on that day, I will give thanks to thee, O Lord; for although thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou dost comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation. And in that day you will say, Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; make them remember that His name is exalted. Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things; let this be known throughout the earth. Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

1. Isaiah 65:1-7, 2. Jeremiah 31:31-34, 3. Daniel 2:44, 4. Amos 9:11-15, 5. Isaiah 2:2-4, 6. Zechariah 14:4-5, 7. Revelation 11:15-16, 8. Acts 1:6-7, 9. Isaiah 66:7-9, 10. Isaiah 12:1-6

Nations that battle against Israel suffer lose.

1. For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, houses plundered, woman ravished, half the city exciled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city. 2. Now this is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who go to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth. 3. Then it will come about that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths. Here we have a group of enemies of who just fought against Israel and now they are in the kingdom going go up yearly to worship Jesus in the fall at the Feast of Booths. Also called the Feast of Tabernacles.

1. Zechariah 14:2, 2. Zechariah 14:12, 3. Zechariah 14:16

Nations that do not go up to Jerusalem to worship Jesus suffer lose.

1. Zechariah 14:17 And it will be that which ever of the families of the earth does not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, there will be no rain on them. 2. Zechariah 14:18 And if the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which the Lord smites the nations who do not go up to celebrate the feast of booths. 3. Zechariah 14:19 This will be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths.

1. Zechariah 14:17, 2. Zechariah 14:18 3. Zechariah 14:17

Final thoughts.
The Church and Israel will both be in the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. The believers will be working with Christ in the position that Christ gives for each believer. Israel will be learning about their Messiah that they had rejected in the first century. They will completely rebuild Israel, in all the land that God gave them in Exodus. Israel is the Apple of God eye, He will watch over them, work with them, to restore to them what was lost from them from the beginning of defeat of the Assyrians and the Chaldean’s. Jesus is the ultimate multi tasker. Jesus calls up the dead, then the individual believers, Israel, assigns everybody their positions in the Millennium. Just think, all this is done in the twinkling of an eye. Thank you Jesus.

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The Millennium and Jesus Christ

Reverence              Job 26:7-14                                            July 17, 2020

“He stretches out the north over empty space, and hangs the earth on nothing. He wraps up the waters in His clouds; and the cloud does not burst under them, He obscures the face of the full Moon, and spreads His cloud over it. He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters, at the boundary of light and darkness. The pillars of heaven tremble, and are amazed at His rebuke. He quieted the sea with His power, and by His understanding He shattered Rahab. By His breath the heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent. Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; and how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?”

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                                           The Millennium and Jesus Christ Part 1 of 3

1. satan thrown into the Abyss.

1. And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. 2. And he lay hold of the dragon, the serpent of old who is the devil and satan, and bound him for a thousand years, 3. and threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he should not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time,
Revelation 20:1-3

2. What time of year do these things start to happen?

1. Now learn the parable of the fig tree: When its branches has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 2. And He told them a parable: “Behold the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they put forth leaves, you see it and know for yourselves that summer is now near. Even so you, too, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away untill all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 3. But the day or hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. Take heed, be on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time is.
1. Matthew 24:32-33, 2. Luke 21:29-31, 3. Mark 13:32
This is the time of year that the Passover is celebrated every year. This year Passover was on April 8th. The Passover was a perpetual term the Bible uses. With the Millennium the Passover mark Christs death and resurrection. With Him now coming as conquering King, There are three feasts that will be celebrated in Christs kingdom.
3. What will be happening when Jesus Christ comes.
1. And it will come about in that day that a great panic from the Lord will fall on them; and they will seize one another’s hand, and the hand of the one will be lifted against the hand of the other. 2. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just as the days of Noah. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark. Even so you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. and they did not understand until the flood came and took them away; so shall the Son of Man be. Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one shall be left, two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken, and one shall be left. Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the head of the house has known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.

1. Zechariah 14:13, 2. Matthew 24:36-44                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       People will be doing everyday work when the Lord comes. One day is like another, until the trumpet sounds and He appears. In the twinkling of an eye.

4. How is the Son of man coming.

For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken, and then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. Matthew 24:27-31
There has to be total darkness over the whole earth, in order for everybody to see Christ’s coming, If there is not total darkness over whole earth, as it is right now, there is always light somewhere.
1. Then there shall be two men in the field; one will be taken, and one will be left. 2. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken; and one shall be left. 3. Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. 4. But be sure of this, that is the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 5. For this reason you be ready too; for the Son of Man is coming when you do not think He will. 6. then is the faithful and sensible slave whom the master put in charge of His household to give them food at the proper time? 7. Blessed is the slave whom His master finds so doing when He comes. 8. Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all His possessions. 9. But if that slave says in his heart, My master is not coming for a long time, 10. and shall begin to beat his fellow slaves and eat and drink with drunkards. 11. the master of the slave will come on a day when he does not expect him at an hour which he does not know. and He shall cut him in pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites; weeping shall be there and the gnashing of teeth.
1. Matthew 24:27-31, 2. Matthew 24:40, 3. Matthew 24:41, 4. Matthew 24:42, 5. Matthew 24:43, 6. Matthew 24:44, 7. Matthew 24:44, 8. Matthew 24:45, 9. Matthew 24:46, 10. Matthew 24:47, 11. Matthew 24:48-51

Does God and His thunder and lightening draw attention to Himself, yes, I am here, look as He displays these wondrous works in the heavens? Do you think about what God is thinking when this happens? Or do you ever think about God at all? If you have not thought about God and Jesus Christ before then, it will to late.

5. The second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Zechariah 14:3-8 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.
Now having been questioning by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, look here it is! Or there it is! For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” And He said to the disciples, the days shall come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. And they shall say to you, look there! Look here! Do not go away, and do not run after them. Luke17:20-23
Zechariah 14:9 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south. And you will flee by the valley of My mountains, for the valley of the mountains will reach to Azel; yes, you will flee just as you fled before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord, My God will come, and the holy ones with Him! And it will come about in that day that there will be no light; the luminaries will dwindle. For it will be a unique day which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but will come about that at evening time there will be light. And it will come about in that day that living waters will flow from out of Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and the other half toward the western sea; it will be in summer as well as in winter. And the Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the only one, and His name the only one.

The Millennium is the reign of the Prince of Peace, Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. The first peace in 6,000 years where there is peace all over the whole world. The seventh milllennium starts with Christ having an angel putting satan into the abyss and locking him in place, away from tempting people any further for a thousand years. During this time people will see what true peace is. Christs peace will be mandatory. There will be no disention For 1,000 years. Man has had the choice of not following and believing in God and Jesus. Now if you do not agree to obey there will a penalty for your disobedience. I have come to understand that there will be people alive in the Millennium that have accepted Christ at sometime during their life, but never did anything with it. There will be people on earth that accepted Christ and now do not believe the very things they accepted at one time. There will be babies born that will have to learn of Jesus Christ.
There are some in Christian circles that believe that once saved means always saved. I think that people will get complacent, and go their own way. But with Christ if they come into the millennium, everyone will get more than their share of opportunities to come to the saving knowledge of Christ. This will be the very last chance anybody will ever have. At the end of the millennium, there are hundred of millions of people who will not. When satan is released they will align themselves with satan to fight against God, but they are killed by the fire that came down from heaven.

6. Be ready in any season or time.

Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps alight. And be like men who are waiting for their master when He returns from the wedding feast, do that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master shall find on the alert when He comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. Whether He comes in the second watch, or even the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. And be sure of this, if the head of the house has known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. You too, be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.
This was a parable given to His disciples. Then Jesus goes on to answer the parable for them.
And the Lord said, who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of His servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? Blessed is the slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes. Truly I say to you, that he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But if that slave says in his heart, My masterwill be a long time in coming, and begins to beat the slaves, both men and the women, and to eat and drink get drunk; the master of that slave will come on a day when he does not expect him, and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces, assign him a place with the unbelievers. And that slave who knew his master’s will did not get ready or act in accord with his will, shall receive many lashes, but the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. And from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him the will ask all the more. Luke 12:35-48

7. There is a cost of being a disciple of Christ’s

Christ said; “I have come to cast fire upon the earth; and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three. They will be divided, father against son, and son against father, mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother-in-law against daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” Luke 12:49-53
At first this made no sense to me. I had ask my self a question, would I ever get mad for something a brother or sister would do to me, or me to them? I said no. Then one day I was telling my brother about Jesus. There came a look of puzzlement on his face, he said, I have not made my mind up. I know God is a higher power but I do not know about Jesus. He never did want to talk to me about Christ again. This very thing will happen in your family, friends, relatives. I know several families that do not talk to each other because one has given their life to Christ, and they do not feel close anymore. It is like one putting a line on the ground, that belief that is not familiar is one reason to exclude instead of embrace. Think about what some politicians think about christians, other religions think against Christianity. Do you see Jesus’s point now? Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6

8. People who come through the tribulation into the Millennium Revelation 20:4

a. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them, b. and I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, c. and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; d. and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
b. All the people that made it through the tribulation period that did not take the mark of the beast will go into the Millennium. (20:4 b.)
a. The people who were standing around God’s throne that has been beheaded and are matyrd because of their testimony for Christ. (20:4a)
c. All others will not be resurrected until the marriage super of the Lamb. Who are all the others? They are the people who had died a natural death from the time they accepted Christ as their savior. (20:4c)
During this thousand year reign of Christ, this will give everybody in the millennium a chance to see Christ for who He is. There will be many who will reject Christ at the end of this time of peace. Then when satan is released, they will go join the final rebellion against Christ.
What my personal belief is, all christians will go through the tribulation. Some believe that there is a mid tribulation rapture of believers. I do not believe that. The bible never mentions that, some say this is a secret rapture. Have you every read about God or Christ ever hiding anything from His believers. It would be in the Bible if it were so.

9. Resurrection of Old Testament and dead church saints

                                                                                                                                                                 1. And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, those to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. And those who have insight will shine brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 2. Your dead will live; their corpses will rise, you who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy, for the dew is as the dew of the dawn, and the earth will give birth to the departed spirits. Come, My people, enter into your rooms, and close your doors behind you; hide for a little while, until indignation runs its course. For behold, the Lord is about to come out from His place to punish the habitants of the earth for their iniquity; and the earth will reveal her bloodshed, and no longer cover her slain. 3. But to each one of us grace has been given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says,”When He ascended on high, He led captive a host of captives, and He gave gifts to men. 4. Thou hast ascended on High, Thou hast led captive Thy captives; Thou hast received gifts among men, even among the rebellious also, that the Lord God may dwell there. 5. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. But to each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming. 6. But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord , shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. 7. All those that share in the first resurrection are called are blessed and holy. 8. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet.
1. Daniel 12:2-3, 2. Isa 26:19-21, 3. Ephesians 4:7-8, 4. Psalm 68:18, 5. 1 Corinthians 15:22-23, 6. I Thessalonians 4:13-18, 7. Revelation 20:6, 8. 1 Corinthians 15:25

10. All those that belong to Jesus will be changed in twinkling of an eye

Behold I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead shall be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this imperishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swalloded up in victory, O death, where is your victory? O death where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

11. The Gathering of Israel from across the World.                                                   Prophecies of Christ bringing Israel back into the land God gave them.

1. Then I myself shall gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and shall bring them back to their pasture; and they will be fruitful and multiply. I shall also raise up shepherds over them; and they will not be afraid any longer, nor terrified, nor will any be missing, declares the Lord. 2. And I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and will gather you from the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile. 3. The Lord God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered. 4. Go through, go through the gates; clear the way for the people; build up, build up the highway; remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples. Behold , the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth, say to the daughter of Zion, low your salvation comes; behold His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him. And they will call them, “the holy people, the redeemed of the Lord;” and you will be called, “sought out, a city not forsaken.” 5. Gather My godly ones to Me, those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice, and the heavens declare His righteousness, for God Himself is judge. 6. I will gather all the nations, and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land. 7. For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery, lest you be wise in your own estimation, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the gentiles come in; and thus all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “The deliverer will come from Zion, He will remove ungodliness from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.” From the stand point of the gospel they are enemies for you sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For just as you once were disobedient to God, but now you have been shown mercy because of their disobedience, so these also now have been disobedient, in order that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy. For God has shut up all in disobedience that He might show mercy to all. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the LORD, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to Him again? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
1. Jeremiah 23:3-4, 2. Jeremiah 29:14, 3. Isaiah 56:8, 4. Isaiah 62:10-12, 4. Isaiah 62:10-12 , 5. Psalms 50:5-6, 6. Joel 3:2, 7. Romans 11:25-36

1. As I live, declares the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand and with an out stretched arm and with wrath poured out. I shall be king over you. I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you from lands where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and an out stretched arm and with wrath poured out; and I shall be king over you. And I shall bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you were scattered, with a mighty hand and with an out stretchted arm and with wrath poured out; and I shall bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I shall enter into judgment with you face to face. As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you, declares the Lord. And I shall make you pass under the rod, and I shall bring you into bond of the covenant; and I shall purge from you the rebels and those who transgress against Me; I shall bring them out of the land where they so journ, but they will not enter the land of Israel, thus you will know that I am the Lord. As for you, O house of Israel, thus says the Lord God, go serve everyone his idols; but later, you will surely listen to Me, and My Holy name you will profane no longer with your gifts and with your idols. For on My holy mountain, on the high mountain of Israel, declares the Lord God, There the whole house of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land; there I shall accept them, and there I shall seek your contributions and the choicest of your gifts, with all your holly things.
2. Therefore prophesy, and say to them, thus says the Lord God, “Behold I will open your graves and cause you to come up out of your graves, My people, and I will bring you into the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves and caused you to come up out of your graves, My people. And I will put My Spirit within you, and you will come to life, and I will place you on your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken and done it,” declares the LORD.
1. Ezekial 20:33-40, 2. Ezekial 37:12-14

Their are christians and christian organizations the believe that the church has replaced Israel as the apple of God’s eye. It is called Replacement Theology. After reading what God has said about Israel, that is a false belief. Jerusalem, Israel will be the city Christ rules from in the millennium. We are to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

End of Part 1

Unrest in America

Unrest in America                                           Article June 30th of 2020.

It is disturbing to see our country trying to be over run by people who have no interest in making this country better. America has been willing to change, the vast majority of people of this country would not be against more integration. This country has more integration than any other country. How did we get into this situation? For the most part we have gone about our way because it did not affect us personally. Unfortunately there were no black kids in our grade schools. When I was a Junior in high school there were five or six black teens that enrolled into our high school. They were there for about a month, and left, It was said that they came and found no resistance. They were accepted without any derogatory comments of their color. When I was nineteen I got to work with three black men in a foundry. I was told that there was a black man coming onto the swing shift that did not like whites. His first night, I went up and introduced my self, smiled, he smiled back, we shook hands and we had a great relationship. I was blessed when a I was a volunteer chaplain in our church, I got to call on all colors in the hospital. I hope that Jesus never finds any racist views or disparaging comments in my heart toward anyone. I live in the the N.W. About 15 years ago I wanted to start a black and white work team, that would work on poor peoples homes in the black and white neighborhoods. I talked to a well known black musician. We had lunch and he liked the idea. We meet several times more and he said that they wanted to meet some where with in the N.E. Area they lived in. . I contacted a local bible college, Since I graduated from there. I set a date, paid a rental fee, gave this gentleman the particulars of the meeting place and no one showed up. I Called him several times and I got no response from him. Then a I contacted a teacher from the college, called me and liked what I wanted to do about bringing black and white men to work together. After getting to know one another by talking together, he saw black and white working together to help some one else. This professor also was a black pastor at a black church, and after a month, he came back and said he had no men in his church that was interested in working with us in any community. My pastor, at the church I attended, said he had been in a reconciliation group in N.E. part of this city with a population of about 400,000 once a month, for a few years. When I told him about this, he said I hope this can be done, because this group that he was in only wanted to talk about the problems, but not do anything about the problems. I contacted another church in N.E. of the city, and the assistant pastor after listening to me, accused me of being a racist because I was trying to get black men from the N.E. area and was going to only work on homes in the white areas. I said no that is not my goal. That was that. Three black leaders in congregations all saying they could not find any black men to work with white men to help the poor and elderly. I was surprised to say the least. I had 10 or twelve white men ready to work alongside a black men. But the black leaders could not get any black men to work with a white man.
Blacks accuse whites as being racist, this is one instance that blacks were unwilling to work with whites at all. I felt that there was an opportunity to get something started, instead it was stopped cold.

What hurts now is we have a group that has the right to say America, you have failed us. That is true, to some extent, help us to change it so we can partake of its acceptance, and wealth. I think that the black leadership should say to our president, this is the way you can help us, this is what we need from the citizens of our country too. School choice should be on the list. Schools pass people along to keep the slow ones behind. Get black leaders on the same page. So the whites can get behind what is being done. Let us start talking to each other, not over each other. Get white and blacks talking about issues to fix the issues of what is needed. Until we get understanding about what you want from whites, and how we can help, this will be just another stale mate. We should have a message that is simple and understanding, nothing ambiguous. Draw a plan and stick to it. Who will want to start? Who is willing? Who will listen to help? Someone, please from the black community. Do not say to us, well, we have problems you do not understand. I would say in return, we also have problems that you do not understand. This is the dilemma. How do we get past this the dilemma.
But we have another group of people that is using this opportunity for change, to tear this country apart because our attention is split. Why are a few people trying to do this? This is a simplistic answer. They do not want any country that is free, like America, to be free as we have been. They want to tear down America, they want to pit white, against the black, they want to remove our history from in front of our eyes so we cannot look back and say, yes we did that, but we changed and did better, we can still do much better. The question is, are we going to let the communists, the anarchists to divide and conquer us. Which means the white and black and all the other colors in this country alike will be indentured to some one that does not care about anybodies history, feelings, needs, aspirations, they only look to enslave everybody. Black and White, and all other colors. Do we care about them?

There are two ways that this country can go. It will depend on those people who want this country to continue what was started in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. This country has been a beacon to those who want to be free from tyranny. I saw a figure that over 1,000,000 a year come to America for a new beginning. Starting a dream of inclusion, being free of any repression, to work at what you want to instead of having to work at were you are told. At one time everybody was proud to be an American. We are the most inclusive people on the face of this earth. Accepting other colors and nationalities without question. Most of Americans are not racist, it is a lack of understanding how to help.
After reading what I have written, blacks have been left out of a lot of things, But if they want to be included, they have to break away from the democratic party, because the democratic party has bought the black leaders and thus enslaved the rest of their black population. Under LBJ, when the Civil Rights Act was signed, in it the US would pay all black women a certain amount of money for each child, regardless if their was a man in the house or not. That is where we started going wrong. The politicians started the decline of the black family. We have enslaved the black population in a different type of slavery, one where the black leaders were paid money to keep the common every day black population in the pocket of the democratic party. It is true that the police stop black people 2-3 times as much as other nationalities. The blacks are citizens of the United State, and as such they should not have to fear the police from stopping them because they are black. The police also draw their guns way to quickly. If a black persons runs, you have their car to tell you where to go to find them. Let other Americans not look down on the blacks because of old stereotypes. All black leaders, white leaders and church leaders ought to be in city hall with the mayor, working out what will and won’t be accepted. Make no demands, but work on being equable. Let all Americans live their lives in peace, beat the anarchists back to the holes they came out of, put the mayors out of office who have caved to their wants, and did not stand up for the vast population that does not want to be enslaved to another country or people who hate America for what it stands for. God Bless America. May God bless her as we Americans try to make right what has gone wrong. Let us do what is right in the sight of God, His eyes are upon us all, but the poor and down trodden He love. One does not have all knowledge, Let the liberals resign in shame for what they have done. How do we as black and white come together? This is a people issue, it is how we look at each other that we have to address this first. There are a lot of people that have some really good ideas, How do we start coming together? I am not a republican or a democrat, but independent.

Jesus is all inclusive. He said that there is no slave nor free, no Jew nor Greek. Jesus is free of any nationalism, or religion. I have blacks as friends, I would like more, but how do we get past the distrust of one to the other? The answer to this question will determine how quickly we can start to talk, to see really how much we have in common.