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. 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…,”
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 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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 “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.
 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