One Thousand Years: Genesage "Purpose-Full Life" (Chp 1:5)

         

        

What have you walked with your own feet?

Eben was almost singing the words now with humming interspersed.            

         Eben Abram [i]was a teacher in the little village of Bethleben[ii].  A small community nestled in the midst of the Promised Land[1]. It was his purpose-full living to prepare the people of Bethleben. Prepare them first and foremost to Live.

To move past just surviving the Tribulation period and heal.

When the refugees of the World Greatest Tragedy first arrived it was simply a matter of helping them recover from the World Holocaust[iii] or Great Tribulation. They had been thru it. That part was obvious. Should anyone have to have had to go through it, was not so obvious.

They were all in a state of shock.  It took years for them to get some semblance of sanity back. Most were in point of fact quite insane. Healing memories, though the mind often shut down to protect itself, was no “quick fix”. Sometimes traces remained.

Years went by before the Survivors began  to realize where they were. Some still did not really know. Others took it one day at a time. Years of Peace and little or no “sensory input” did heal.

Do you know what I have known?

Eben was preparing his community so one day they could leave the Land of Promise.[iv]  He was getting them ready, willing and able to go out into the rest of the World. Helping them prepare to go forth into a New Land with a new world order. One ruled by Jesus, the Messiah, reigning as King from Jerusalem.

Even Eben was a little curious as to what the rest of the World looked like now. He had been here in Bethleben for sixty-nine years tending the Land and the People. He had been faithfully watching both heal and grow.

He had invested all his life and all his time in them these sixty or seventy years now. They were healing nicely as the land and the people responded to the great care extended them. Peace like a river flowed to them as though a Great Spring Festival had come upon the world and all that inhabited it. A Season of growing in the Land.

  The rest of the world outside of Israel, it was not so fortunate. It had been devastated. Everything began in Israel, it flowed downhill from there.

What the outside World was now Eben did not know.

   The 144,000 had concentrated their efforts for forty nine years on Israel. The last twenty years they had gone out; mapping, repairing, and restoring what they could of the devastated lands.

Since they had been working on it these last twenty-nine years, Eben guessed the world was well on its way to recovery. He doubted it was a garden spot, but it certainly would not be the Hell mankind had left it.

The Survivors were to resettle this New World they lived in; to be fruitful and multiply in a manner of speaking. They would repopulate the earth in this the Kingdom Age so few had survived to see.

From Seven Billion strong to roughly seven thousand seemed wrong, but that was in God’s Hands and not his own. He was just glad again he had been picked to be spared all that. He knew He didn’t serve it. Like so many others who were spared the Shoah, the Time the World would never see again, He was SO glad he hadn’t been there.

I will see what you have seen…,

Peaceful and happy to do so, Eben hummed away adding words at times to the melody he knew so well.

All I need now, he thought, is a…….,

Just then a hummingbird flew by.  Eben stopped humming long enough in the dark to hear the flitter of the wings.  Beating fast and rapid, the hummingbird seemed to stop where it was headed in order to discover what Eben was doing.

At that moment, Eben stopped what he was doing to see what the hummingbird was doing. Nose to beak both observed each other scarcely an inch or two away from rubbing noses, beaks, well, beak to probiscus. Anyone watching would have had to laugh by the stark contrast of “nose to nose” so to speak.

They looked at each other for a moment or two before the bird moved on and Eben went back to humming.

Eben enjoyed the responsibility he had been given by Jesus to teach this community. No pressure with any real time constraints, Eben had time to enjoy the little things in life. He was never in a hurry. Of course it had a lot to do with longevity. He wasn’t going anywhere real soon. He had plenty of time. A thousand years was a long time in the Kingdom of God.

Everyone had plenty of time to take or make of it what they would. What some might have said were the actual greater realities of living. Taking the time to live it rather than be oblivious to it. 

Noticing life around him and enjoying it for what it is, as it is, in the moment it is.

This was a new life order. Ordering life according to living it rather than working it to make a living. Life was fulfilling. It was greenie, it was Godly. God created, so now man participated in God’s creation. He enjoyed it.

Thinking about his community Eben admitted he was still learning himself. He wasn’t sure how much he could really teach anyone. He wasn’t sure they were willing to learn. But it was his task to prepare them in The Way of the Lord.

One day they would be on their own in a world they did not know and might not recognize. What he had learned so far could help them. If they learned it now, it could be so much easier on them later…, if they learned it now.

“I will hear what you have heard…, “

He sang out loud at last.         

Getting them ready to live for a thousand years was a profound experience. It was life changing just to think about.  Preparing them to live in peace was a whole different matter.  That would be a process.

An effect of obedience to the Ways of the Lord, by being in harmony with his will.

Obedience not to a rule of law, but recognition of existence. Recognizing life was all about living harmoniously with oneself and ones environment. A completed existence in union of all plains of being; Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Temporal, Eternal, Corporal and Individual.  

It would take time, lots of time. It took time for people to change. Fortunately in the Kingdom, there was lots of time.

The plan was to do more than survive.

To live in as perfect an environment as God had done in Gan Eden or Garden of Eden. After seeing the effects of Judgment on the Earth;  it was hoped that sometime during this Thousand Years, some would swear fealty to the King of King and Lord of Lords.

They would choose to lay down their life, give up their will, declare their choice for the one who had saved them.

He who had delivered them from themselves. Freely chose to follow a man and honor a King. The same King who had come and saved them from the “End of the World” as they had known it.

“I will walk where you have walked…,”

sang Eben.             

Many communities were just like the one Eben “ruled” or taught at. Scattered about the Land they were located throughout Yisra’el[v]. Old Israel was gone and New Yisra’el had come. Some thought of it as a “return” to ancient ways, like in the bible days.

Others saw it as a promise fulfilled to the People of the Book[2] as the children of Israel were once called. 

Some didn’t know what to think but people of all faiths who had lived thru the Great Tribulation were in Israel. Even those who had decided to follow Jesus, the Messiah. It was a hodgepodge of humanity with a great variety of personal faiths involved.

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[1] “Promised Land while used throughout history to mean different territories, the land that was promised to Abraham was greater than any imagined and could only have its completion in the time when all the continents were connected together again. The “promised land” is what  God promised to Abraham.

[2] People of the Book refers to the Old Title given to Jews in history as they were considered the People of the Bible



[i] Eben Abram: n, [GodKin] person, of human origin, a son of Adam, a Son of God.

[ii] Bethleben:n [Location] city or township composed of twelve founding households.

[iii] World Holocaust n [Event] another name for the Tribulation Period(See Great Tribulation) particularly in the world extermination of Jews and Christians and those who would not accept the mark of the beast or worship the world leader in the last days of mankinds reign..

[iv] Land of Promise: n [Location] another name for The Promised Land, all lands declared to have been promised to Abraham.

[v] Yisra’el : n. [Location] Hebrew way of saying Israel. Morphological for :Israel

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REVELATION: The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter (B) -Clarence Larkin

THE
BOOK OF REVELATION

A Study of
The Last Prophetic Book
of Holy Scripture
by Clarence Larkin
1919


III. The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter

3. THE FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS.

Revelation 4:4.

"And round about the Throne were Four and Twenty Seats (Thrones): and upon the Seats I saw Four and Twenty Elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads Crowns of Gold."

Who are these "Elders" and what do they represent? They are not a heavenly and unfallen order of beings, like the angels or "Living Creatures" that surround the Throne, they are the representatives of redeemed mankind. The name Elder is never applied to angels, neither do angels have "crowns" and sit on "thrones." Only redeemed MEN are promised "Thrones" and Crowns." Matt. 19:28. Rev. 3:21. Rev. 20:4. Rev. 2.10. 1. Pet. 5:2-4. 2. Tim. 4:8. These "Elders" then must be representatives of the Old and New Testament Saints, that have been redeemed by the BLOOD OF CHRIST. This will be made more clear as we consider their position, dress, and song.

They are seated on "thrones," not ordinary seats, and remind us of Daniel's Vision of the Judgment.

"I beheld till THRONES were placed and ONE that was ANCIENT OF DAYS did sit; His raiment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like pure wool; His Throne was fiery flames, the wheels thereof burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him, thousand thousands ministered unto Him, and 10,000 times 10,000 stood before Him; the JUDGMENT was set, and the 'Books' were opened." Dan. 7:9-10 R. V.

This is Daniel's foreview of the

"JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST."

While the "Thrones" were placed (ready for those who should be found worthy to occupy them) they were as yet unoccupied. Their occupancy awaited the outcome of the Judgment. Now as the "Thrones" that John saw were occupied by crowned Elders. Then those Elders must have passed the "fiery test" of the Judgment of Reward (2. Cor. 5:10, 1. Cor. 3:11-15), and received their crowns. Those Crowns are five in number. The "Incorruptible Crown." 1. Cor. 9:25-27. The "Crown of Life." Rev. 2:10. The "Crown of Glory." 1. Pet. 5:2-4. The "Crown of Righteousness." 2. Tim. 4:8. The "Crown of Rejoicing." 1. Thess. 2:19-20. See the Chart--"Judgment of Reward."

That these "Elders" were REDEEMED MEN is further evidenced by the "Song" they sung.

"And they sung a NEW SONG, Saying, Thou art worthy to take the Book, and to open the Seals thereof, for thou wast slain, and hast REDEEMED US TO GOD BY THY BLOOD, out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God KINGS and PRIESTS; and we shall reign on the earth." Rev. 5:9-10.

Now this could not be said of angels, or any other created heavenly beings, for they have not been redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb, nor are they to be "Kings" and "Priests" on the earth.

While the "Elders" sit on Thrones and wear Crowns, they are not dressed in royal robes but in "white raiment," the garment of a Priest. They are the members of a "ROYAL PRIESTHOOD." 1. Pet. 2:9. That the time has not yet come for them to reign is clear, for they are engaged in Priestly duties, having "Golden Vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints," in their hands. Rev. 5:8. These saints are not the saints of the Church, but the Jewish saints on earth during the "Tribulation Period," whose prayers are so beautifully prewritten in the Psalms.

That the "Elders" will be given the right of Judgment is clear. Writing to the Corinthians Paul says--"Do ye not know that the Saints shall JUDGE THE WORLD. . . . Know ye not that We shall JUDGE ANGELS." (The Fallen Angels.) 1. Cor. 6:2-3. The time when this right of Judgment is conferred on the "Elders" (Saints) is given by John as after the binding of Satan, and just before the Millennium--"I saw THRONES, and they (the First Resurrection Saints--THE ELDERS) sat upon them, and JUDGMENT was given unto them." Rev. 20:4.

The word "Elder" in the majority of places where it is used in the Scriptures means the representative head of a city, family, tribe or nation, so the "Four and Twenty Elders" are representative of the redeemed human race. But why 24 Elders? Twenty-four is the number of the Priestly Courses as given in 1. Chron. 24:1-19. When David distributed the Priests into "Courses" he found there were 24 Heads of the Priestly families, and these 24 Heads he made representative of the WHOLE PRIESTHOOD. As the "Elders" are representative of both the Old and New Testament Saints, and the Old Testament Saints are represented by the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and the New Testament Saints' by the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb, they together make up 24 representative characters. This distinction is clearly brought out in the description of the New Jerusalem, where the 12 Foundation Stones are named after the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb, and the 12 Gates after the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Rev. 21:10-14.

While the Four and Twenty Elders are representative of the Old and New Testament Saints, they do not, as a whole, represent the Church, for the Church is composed only of New Testament Saints. The Old Testament saints are merely the Friends of the Bridegroom. But the fact that the New Testament Saints, as represented by the Twelve Apostles, are required to make up the 24 representative characters (Elders), is additional evidence that the Rapture of the Church takes place before the Tribulation.


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Revelation: The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter (A) -Clarence Larkin

THE
BOOK OF REVELATION

A Study of
The Last Prophetic Book
of Holy Scripture
by Clarence Larkin
1919


III. The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter

We have now come to the Third Division of the Book. The Three Divisions of the Book do not overlap nor are they concurrent. The word translated "hereafter," would be better translated "after these things." The word "hereafter" permits a "time space," while the words "after these things" refer to the things that shall immediately follow the completion of the "Church Age," as prefigured in the Messages to the Seven Churches. The Church disappears from view with the close of the third chapter and is not heard of again until the nineteenth chapter, where her marriage to the Lamb is announced. Rev. 19:7-9. The removal of the Church at the end of the third chapter opens the way for God to renew His dealings with Israel, and take up the broken thread of Jewish History. That the portion of the Book from chapter three to the end of chapter nineteen is largely made up of symbols taken from the Old Testament, as the Tabernacle, Ark of the Covenant, Altar, Censer, Elders, Cherubim, Seals, Trumpets, Plagues, etc., is conclusive evidence that we are here back on Jewish ground, and that the Parenthetical Dispensation of the Church is complete, and that the last or "Seventieth Week" of Daniel's "Seventy Weeks" is in course of fulfilment. It is clear therefore that we must look for the explanation of these symbols to the Old Testament.

Chapters four and five are introductory and preparatory to the "Prophetic Action" of the "Seals," "Trumpets" and "Vials," and must be considered first.

1. THE HEAVENLY DOOR.

Revelation 4:1.

"AFTER THIS I looked, and, behold, a DOOR WAS OPENED IN HEAVEN: and the first voice which I heard was as it were a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter" (after these).

The scene now changes from earth (Patmos) to Heaven. John tells us that After This, after his Vision of Christ in the midst of the "Seven Candlesticks," and his foreview of the history of the Christian Church, as reviewed in the Messages to the Seven Churches, which carried him down to the end of the Church Age, he looked, and behold a DOOR WAS OPENED IN HEAVEN, and the same voice that spoke to him from the midst of the "Seven Golden Candlesticks," which was the voice of Christ (Rev. 1:10-13), said with the clearness and sweetness of a trumpet--

"COME UP HITHER
AND I WILL SHOW THEE THINGS WHICH MUST
BE HEREAFTER"

And John adds

"IMMEDIATELY I WAS IN THE SPIRIT:

and, behold, a Throne was set in Heaven, and ONE sat on the Throne."

The experience of John was similar to that of Paul, who was caught up into Paradise. Whether in the body or out of the body they are uncertain, at least Paul was. 2. Cor. 12:2-4. The difference between them however was, that, while Paul heard words that he was forbidden to speak, John was told to "WRITE IN A BOOK" the things he saw and heard, and send them to the Seven Churches in Asia.

In this "Rapture" of John we have a type of the

RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH,

and it is at this place in the Book that the "RAPTURE" of the Church takes place.

After the confession of Peter at Caesarea Philippi, that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matt. 16:13-28), and Jesus had said that upon the rock of that confession He would build His Church, He said to His Disciples'--"Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man COMING IN HIS KINGDOM." And then we read in the next chapter (and there should be no chapter division), "And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was TRANSFIGURED BEFORE THEM." Matt. 17:1-9. Now this "Transfiguration Scene" is a type of the Second Coming of Christ, Moses being a type of the "Resurrected Saints," and Elijah of the "Translated Saints."

As the promise of Christ to His Disciples that some of them should not "taste of death" until they saw in vision a rehearsal of the manner of His Second Coming, was fulfilled in the "Transfiguration Scene," so the statement made to Peter as to John, "If I will that he TARRY TILL I COME" (John 21:20-23), finds its fulfilment in John's being caught up in vision and beholding before his death, what he would have witnessed and experienced if his life had been prolonged until Jesus came back. Thus John was permitted to live, until, in vision, he saw the Return of the Lord.

The "Rapture" of the Church is described in 1. Thess. 4:16-17. "For the Lord HIMSELF shall descend from Heaven with a SHOUT, with the VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL, and with the TRUMP OF GOD; and the DEAD IN CHRIST shall rise first: then we WHICH ARE ALIVE and REMAIN shall be CAUGHT UP TOGETHER WITH THEM in the clouds, to meet the Lord IN THE AIR: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." Note how John's taking up corresponds with this. He was summoned by the "VOICE OF CHRIST," and it will be the "SHOUT of Christ" that shall summon the saints at the Rapture. It was with a "LOUD VOICE" that Jesus called Lazarus from the tomb. John 11:43. And as it was a Trumpet Like Voice that summoned John, so it will be a TRUMPET CALL that will summon the Saints at the Rapture.

As confirmatory proof that the Church is "caught out" at this time and place, we have in the description of the Throne, the statement that the Holy Spirit in the Seven-fold plentitude of His power, is BACK IN HEAVEN. In none of the Epistles is the Holy Spirit invoked along with the Father and the Son, except in 2. Cor. 13:14, because He is viewed as abiding on the earth with the Church, convicting of sin, comforting believers, and gathering out the elect, but here He is no longer on the earth but back in Heaven, and before the Throne. This is the strongest kind of evidence that the Church at this time has been "caught out" and is no longer on the earth, for when the Holy Spirit goes back to Heaven He will take the Church WITH HIM. And the presence of the Holy Spirit in Heaven is conclusive evidence that the events that follow are to take place after the Church has been caught out, and therefore the Church is not to pass through the Tribulation.

2. THE HEAVENLY THRONE.

Revelation 4:2-3, 5-6.

"And immediately I was in the SPIRIT: and, behold, a THRONE was set in Heaven, and ONE sat on the THRONE. And HE that sat was to look upon like a Jasper and a Sardius stone: and there was a Rainbow round about the THRONE, in sight like unto an Emerald. . . . And out of the THRONE proceeded Lightnings and Thunderings and Voices; and there were Seven Lamps of Fire burning before the THRONE, which are the SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD. And before the THRONE there was a Sea of Glass like unto crystal."

The first thing John saw in Heaven was a THRONE. The Throne was not vacant, but One sat upon it, upon whom to look was like looking at glistening gems, such as Jasper and Sardius. The occupant of the Throne was no other than God Himself. In Rev. 21:10-11, John in describing the New Jerusalem says, that its light is the "GLORY OF GOD." A light like unto a stone most precious, even like a JASPER stone, clear as crystal. This corresponds with John's declaration in 1. John 1:5, that "GOD IS LIGHT."

Ezekiel in describing his vision of the "Throne of God" says--"Above the Firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a Throne, as the appearance of a Sapphire Stone: and upon the likeness of the Throne was the likeness as the appearance of a MAN above upon it. And I saw as the color of Amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of His loins even upward, and from the appearance of His loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the Bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the GLORY OF THE LORD." Ez. 1:26-28.

Now there are two things in Ezekiel's Vision that correspond with John's Vision of the "THRONE OF GOD." First that the form of the one who sat on the Throne could not be clearly distinguished or described, but that it was RESPLENDENT WITH LIGHT, which veiled the form or person; and secondly, that there was a RAINBOW ROUND ABOUT THE THRONE. The person of God then, as He sits upon His Throne, is veiled in a Glory that can only be compared to the shining of some beautiful gem. But one of the remarkable things about the Throne of. God is, that it is surrounded by a "RAINBOW" that is emerald in color. The first mention we have in the Bible of a Rainbow is in Gen. 9:13-17. "I do set My BOW in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a COVENANT between Me and the Earth." A Covenant that God would not destroy this earth again by a Flood. But that Rainbow was only SEMI-CIRCULAR, such as we see in the heavens in summer after a shower; but the Rainbow Ezekiel and John saw around the Throne of God was CIRCULAR. In this world we only see half a Rainbow, or the half of things, in Heaven we shall see the whole of things. The Rainbow is the sign of a Covenant based on an accepted Sacrifice, the Sacrifice of Noah (Gen. 8:20-22), and the Rainbow about the Throne of God is the sign of a Covenant based on the accepted Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. The difference between Noah's Rainbow and the one around the Throne of God is, that Noah's is composed of the seven primary colors, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet, while the one around the Throne of God is EMERALD. What does this "CIRCULAR GREEN RAINBOW" about the Throne of God signify? It signifies that God is a Covenant keeping God, that His promises as to this earth shall be fulfilled. Even though He is about to bring great judgments upon it, He will not destroy it, but it shall pass through those judgments safely. He will redeem it, and bless it, until its hills, and valleys, and plains, shall teem with the green verdure, fruitful orchards, and bountiful vineyards of the long Millennial Day that is to follow those judgments. If the Rainbow did not encircle the Throne as a "Halo," it might by its reflection in the "Sea of Glass" appear to John to be round.

The "Throne" was not the "Throne of Grace" for out of it proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices, that remind us of Mt. Sinai, and proclaim it to be the

"THRONE OF JUDGMENT."

Before the Throne was a "SEA OF GLASS." This "Sea of Glass" was unoccupied, but later is seen mixed with fire (Rev. 15:2-3), and occupied by martyrs of the Tribulation Period who get the victory over the Beast, and who have harps, and sing the Song of MOSES AND THE LAMB. This "Glassy Sea" reminds us of the "Brazen Sea" that stood before Solomon's Temple (1. Kings 7:23-45), and thus was in front of the Ark of the Covenant, the "Mercy Seat" of which was the earthly Throne of God in Old Testament days.

Right here it might be well for us to remember that the earthly Tabernacle erected by Moses, with all its vessels and instruments of service and mode of worship, was patterned after the "Heavenly Tabernacle." Heb. 9:23.

A knowledge then of the Tabernacle and its various parts and vessels of service, will help us to understand John's Vision of the "Heavenly Tabernacle." Like John, Paul was "caught up" into Heaven, and saw the "Heavenly Tabernacle," and he most beautifully and clearly makes a comparison between it and the "Mosaic Tabernacle" in his Letter to the Hebrews.

The "Throne" that John saw in Heaven corresponds with the "Mercy Seat" of the Ark of the Covenant. The "Four Beasts (Living Ones)" with the "Cherubim" that guarded the "Mercy Seat." The "Four and Twenty Elders" with the "Priestly Courses" that officiated in the Tabernacle. The "Seven Lamps (Spirits)" before the "Throne," with the "Seven Branched Candlestick" of the Holy Place of the Tabernacle. The "Sea of Glass" with the "Brazen Laver" for cleansing, that stood in front of the Tabernacle. The "Altar" under which John saw the "soul of Martyrs" with the "Altar of Burnt Offering." If the "Throne" section of the "Heavenly Tabernacle" corresponds with the "Most Holy Place" of the "Mosaic Tabernacle," and the "Four and Twenty Elder" section with the "Altar of Incense" and "Seven Lamps of Fire" corresponds with the "Holy Place," then the "Sea of Glass" and the "Altar" should correspond with the "Court" of the Tabernacle. This will help us to relatively locate what John saw in the Heavenly Tabernacle.

It is also profitable and instructive to compare the "Heavenly" and "Earthly" Tabernacles with the "Tabernacle of Man." See the Chart of "The Three Tabernacles." Here we see that the "Spirit"

part of man corresponds to the "Most Holy Place" of the Tabernacle, the "Soulish" part to the "Holy Place," and the "Body" part to the "Outer Court." As the only entrance from the "Holy Place" into the "Most Holy Place" of the Tabernacle was through the "Veil," so the only entrance from the "Soulish" part of man into the "Spirit" part is through the "Gate of the Will." And it is only when the "Will" surrenders to the Holy Spirit that God can take up His abode in the "Spirit" part of man, as He took up His residence in the "Most Holy Place" of the Tabernacle on the "Mercy Seat," and man become a regenerated soul.


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One Thousand Years: Genesage: "They Saw God" (Chp 1:4)

He knew God had a sense of humor.

While this attire was perfect for the current environment they were in, modern mankind would have considered the kingdom appearances a cult.

“Ordinary” in the kingdom was a little different than the old western mindset had imagined. The “End is Near” had come so to speak but it was suits and ties that ushered it in with warnings, not a robed bearded man in long hair sandals and placard. In fact even lab technicians and scientist had gotten on the bandwagon leading up to 2012 panic in the old world calendar.

Nostradamus and the Incas hadn’t been right, but they weren’t wrong either. Sometimes the obvious answer is obvious. Right or wrong the panic of 2012 had set the stage for God to operate. The patient has been wheeled in to the operating room and God had gotten to work to save the patient.

God had poured out his wrath on the earth.

Eben was glad he wasn’t there to see it. Others weren’t so lucky. Most died and the unlucky ones lived. That was why he was here, for the unlucky ones. People had tried to warn each other. Ancient texts had said dire predictions. Scientist had added their ideas, Church’s had taught it, everyone said they had heard it. Almost everyone had been pretty close in their predictions. Still by the time it was happening, people were immune to the warning.

They had heard it so much, it didn’t matter anymore. They figured they would survive. They figured if they missed the “rapture”, they could go later. Even those who thought they were going were ill prepared when they didn’t. No one was prepared for what really happened. It was a “great surprise”.

No one believed it would happened to them………until it was too late……and then the great deception took care of believing in anything after the fact. 

Most would not think that living through the Great Tribulation was unlucky, but having seen the results of what it was like on the Survivors of God, well….. The old joke was, it was not nice to fool with Mother Nature. Mother Nature was nothing compared to Father God, the Creator of All. Some previous cartoons had a caption showing someone getting zapped by lightning with the punch line added,

“You pissed me off.”

The idea of it being that God sent a bolt of lightning killing the person.

That would have been easy compared to living through the actual Judgment Time on Earth.  Going through the Great Tribulation period was far worse. Lightning would have been the least of worries. It was certain though that if God was not angry, he sure could save his judgment for a setting no one would ever forget. Ever.

God knew how to make a Scene.

Eben thought he would rather fall down on his face for grace than any other place he might have wound up. During that time of tribulation there were no undercover agents for God. There were no heroes who lived. The good ones died martyrs, the few who lived were not so lucky.

They saw God.

It was a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a Living God.

Being prepared to meet God was one thing. Jesus and John had mentioned how inspiring that could be. Those whom God had given His Spirit to live, even exist, in the same place and time where He was, that was too be expected.  Even those who were transformed and made ready to join Jesus in the Great Feast in Heaven, that made sense.

Taking human beings in a fallen state, and exposing them to a Living Creator of the Universe, removing all hope of non-existence, that was insane.

Insanity was the first hurdle for the Survivors of the Tribulation to overcome.

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LastGeneration: The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 2 -Jack Kelley

The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 2

Table of contents for The End Times According To Isaiah

1.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 1

2.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 2

3.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 3

4.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 4

5.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 5

6.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 6

7.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 7

8.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 8

9.    The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 9

10.The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 10

11.The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 11

12.The End times According To Isaiah, Part 12

13.The End Times According To Isaiah, Part 13 Conclusion

A Bible Study by Jack Kelley

We’re beginning this installment in Isaiah 2:6 and will continue through chapter 4. Having given us a brief overview of Israel’s Kingdom Age, Isaiah will now back up to provide more detail concerning the time just preceding the 2nd Coming.

The Day of the Lord

You have abandoned your people, the house of Jacob. They are full of superstitions from the East; they practice divination like the Philistines and clasp hands with pagans. Their land is full of silver and gold; there is no end to their treasures. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots. Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their fingers have made. (Isaiah 2:6-8)

Here’s another hint that in the End Times Israel will accumulate great wealth. Ezekiel also made reference to Israel’s wealth in the time leading up to the battle of Ezekiel 38-39. To explain Gog’s motive in forming a coalition to attack Israel, God had Ezekiel reveal his thoughts. “I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people—all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land.” (Ezekiel 38:11-12)

A group of nations standing on the sidelines will confirm this, asking, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?” (Ezekiel 38:13)

Today no such plunder exists. Therefore there’s no motive for Russia (Magog) to lead the attack. All the talk about destroying Israel is based on religious issues, something that doesn’t interest Russia. So there really isn’t any incentive of the kind Ezekiel mentioned to goad Russia into action. However, if Israel was to discover massive oil reserves, as some believe will happen soon, that would be a different story. Russia has a strategic interest in the world’s oil. A large discovery in Israel could serve as a tempting pay-off for Russia, sufficient to justify leading the Moslem coalition in its religious quest to destroy the Jewish nation.

A number of insiders say it’s only a matter of time before this happens, putting Israel awash in petro-dollars with the promise of billions more to come. They say Moses prophesied this in Deut. 33:19 & 24. Knowledgeable men are drilling in Israel today on the strength of these prophecies and early results are promising.

So man will be brought low and mankind humbled—do not forgive them. Go into the rocks, hide in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty! The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day. (Isaiah 2:7-11)

Notice that the Lord isn’t just talking about Israel here, but all of mankind. By the time He’s finished there will be no doubt as to Who is exalted and who is not. Zechariah spoke of the day of the Lord’s return this way. The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name. (Zechariah 14:9)

Later Paul would write: Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Phil 2:9-11) By the way, acknowledging Him as Lord is a good thing to do, but it won’t solve the unbelieving world’s problem. After He comes back it’ll be too late for them to accept Him as their Savior and escape the judgment. They’ll be led off agreeing that He really is Lord and admitting that they refused His offer of pardon.

The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled), for all the cedars of Lebanon, tall and lofty, and all the oaks of Bashan, for all the towering mountains and all the high hills, for every lofty tower and every fortified wall, for every trading ship and every stately vessel.

The arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day, and the idols will totally disappear. Men will flee to caves in the rocks and to holes in the ground from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.

In that day men will throw away to the rodents and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship. They will flee to caverns in the rocks and to the overhanging crags from dread of the LORD and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth. Stop trusting in man, who has but a breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he? (Isaiah 2:12-22)

Three things mentioned repeatedly here give us a vivid scene of the End Times. Arrogant men, having engaged in idolatry in defiance of the Lord, hiding in rocks from the wrath of the Almighty. Please remember, idols aren’t necessarily little statues. Idols are anything that man holds to be of greater importance in his life than the Lord.Zechariah 13:2 says, “On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more,” declares the LORD Almighty.

And in Rev. 6:15-17 John wrote: Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and every free man hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”

With the opening of the seven seals, the Wrath of God will have come and mankind will begin experiencing the consequences of their disobedience. Like their first father Adam, they were only given one rule, to believe in the one He has sent (John 6:29), but they refused.

Isaiah 3 … Judgment On Jerusalem And Judah

Now Isaiah’s focus will narrow to deal specifically with the Jewish people

See now, the Lord, the LORD Almighty, is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support: all supplies of food and all supplies of water, the hero and warrior, the judge and prophet, the soothsayer and elder, the captain of fifty and man of rank, the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.

I will make boys their officials; mere children will govern them. People will oppress each other— man against man, neighbor against neighbor. The young will rise up against the old, the base against the honorable. A man will seize one of his brothers at his father’s home, and say, “You have a cloak, you be our leader; take charge of this heap of ruins!”

But in that day he will cry out, “I have no remedy. I have no food or clothing in my house; do not make me the leader of the people.”

Jerusalem staggers, Judah is falling; their words and deeds are against the LORD, defying his glorious presence. The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves. (Isaiah 3:1-10)

Israel will experience a vacuum of leadership. There will be no common purpose among the people. Their only thought will be for survival. They will search in vain for someone to help them solve their problems, but no one will be found. Having enjoyed great wealth, they will now have so little that a man with a coat will be thought to have leadership potential.

Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done. Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. O my people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.

The LORD takes his place in court; he rises to judge the people. The LORD enters into judgment against the elders and leaders of his people: “It is you who have ruined my vineyard; the plunder from the poor is in your houses. What do you mean by crushing my people and grinding the faces of the poor?” declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.(Isaiah 3:10-15)

As Peter wrote, The Lord knows how to rescue Godly men from trials, while holding the unrighteous for judgment. (2 Peter 2:9) One way the Lord judges rebellious people is to give them unworthy leaders who take them farther from God’s truth into the deception of mankind.

If you’re reading this carefully, you can see the parallels to our current situation in the US. We’ve enjoyed such wealth, and now that it’s being taken away, we don’t know what to do. We look around for someone, anyone, who says he can fix the problem regardless of his experience, or lack thereof. We have an irrational hope that all our problems will be solved within the next several months and when it doesn’t happen we’ll all be upset. We don’t realize that as rebellious people we have no right to expect that God will give us leaders who can solve our problems. More likely we’ll be taken further off the path.

The LORD says, “The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, tripping along with mincing steps, with ornaments jingling on their ankles.

Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion; the LORD will make their scalps bald.” In that day the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces, the earrings and bracelets and veils, the headdresses and ankle chains and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms, the signet rings and nose rings, the fine robes and the capes and cloaks, the purses and mirrors, and the linen garments and tiaras and shawls.

Instead of fragrance there will be a stench; instead of a sash, a rope; instead of well-dressed hair, baldness; instead of fine clothing, sackcloth; instead of beauty, branding. Your men will fall by the sword, your warriors in battle. The gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground. (Isaiah 3:16-26)

In ancient times captured women were branded, their heads were shaved and rings were put through their noses, by which they were led off in rags to servitude. Pictures from the holocaust reflect a more modern adaptation. In the End times the people of Earth will see this yet again.

Isaiah 4 … The Branch Of The Lord

In that day seven women will take hold of one man and say, “We will eat our own food and provide our own clothes; only let us be called by your name. Take away our disgrace!” (Isaiah 4:1)

Beginning in Isaiah 3:16 the Lord had Isaiah speak against the vanity of Israel’s women. Their wealth and their pride will be taken away to the point where multiple women will be willing to join together and agree to pay their own expenses to come under the legal protection of one man through marriage.

In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel. Those who are left in Zion, who remain in Jerusalem, will be called holy, all who are recorded among the living in Jerusalem. The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire. Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over all the glory will be a canopy. It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:2-6)

When the Messiah comes He’ll bring a Spirit of judgment and a Spirit of fire to cleanse the world. Living believers will be welcomed into the Kingdom (Matt. 25:34) while unbelievers will be taken away to eternal punishment (Matt. 25:46).

Concerning the women of Zion, there’s a beautiful picture here of the Messiah washing away all their impurities. In verse 5 the word translated defense (KJV) or canopy (NIV) is chuppah, the Jewish wedding canopy, symbolizing that the Messiah will fulfill the prophecy of Isaiah 4:1 and “marry” all of them by bringing them under His protection, to be called by His name. And in verse 6 the word translated tabernacle (KJV) or shelter (NIV) is sukkah. It’s the name of the shelter that Jews build on the Feast of Tabernacles, to symbolize the Lord dwelling with them. The pillar of fire by night and cloud by day complete the memorial of His time with them in the wilderness, (Exodus 13:21) and announce that once again God will dwell with His people in a time of complete protection and provision. Get ready, Planet Earth, you can almost hear the Footsteps of the Messiah. 01-10-09

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