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{ Part Nine, Revised Addition }.

"{ The Destruction Of Russia, And ALL Of Her Evil Allies - And Etcetera. Not If But . . . When: }?"

"Will Homosexuals Go Into The Tribulation Period?"

"Is Homosexuality A Sin, Or . . .

Are People Just Born To Be In That Lifestyle?"

 

 

"Is Homosexuality Another Sign Of The Return Of The MESSIAH?"

( 1 ). According to the Scriptures Homosexuality and lesbianism is a matter of moral choice. This gross sin which GOD signifies as an abomination brought judgment upon five cities in the Middle East which includes. "Sodom, Gomorrah, Zeboim, Admah, and Zoar, { Genesis 14:2 }." So you see, there wasn't just one or two cities destroyed but "FIVE" altogether, and at the same time!

( 2 ). During these last days, Homosexuality, so profoundly condemned in the Book of Jude and else-where in our Bible as a sign of ultimate apostasy, is being catered to by many of the modern denominations. Some time ago, an article appeared about a certain denomination in St, Louis MO, that had designated December as "kiss a fairy for CHRIST month." And in another Congregation, a plat was shone on the property of Bathurst Street United Church in Toronto, Canada, in which the actors were in the nude.

( 3 ). We quote from an addition of the Presbyterian Journal: "In a certain play, the eight cast members strip repeatedly and simulate various sexual acts." By "various sexual acts," we suppose oral sodomy and other forms of sex perversion were included.

( 4 ). "In an interview with the Church pastor he stated: United Church Ministers do not automatically throw up their hands in horror at theatrical nudity. 'Frontal nudity or rear nudity; what difference does it make, as long as performers are trying to make a valid point.''' Another article reads . . .

( 5 ). "Sadie, a female Labrador retriever belonging to the Charles Thurber family of Terr Linda, California, north of San Francisco, has been ordained as a minister of faith for Hilltop House Church in San Rafael." "The dog's name and $15 was submitted by the Better Business Bureau of San Francisco through a newspaper advertisement and by return mail": "[ the dog ] received her own Ordination Certificate." The LORD JEHOVAH Himself compares an apostate to a dumb dog. The Bible states . . .

( 6 ). { V. 10 } Scripture: "His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant [ without knowledge ], they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping [ and dreaming ], lying down, loving to slumber.

( 7 ). { V. 11 }: Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough. and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all 'look [ and have turned' ] to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter [ one and all ], { Isaiah 56:10-11 }."

( 8 ). Commentary . . . These verses rebuke so-called professional prophets for being watchmen that are blind apostates. The Scripture here, refer to those who mock the GOD of our lives and trample underfoot the Precious blood of CHRIST, the LORD JESUS . . . these ministers here refer to apostates like Core and Judas who have worked from within the fellowship of various congregations. The writer Jude mentioned the fact that . . .

( 9 ). Scripture: "These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaks great swelling 'words [ of arrogant things' ], having men's persons in admiration because of advantage, { Jude V. 16 }." . . .

( 10 ). Commentary . . . Stupidity and ignorance are running wild in these last days right in our midst. What we have written thus far proves this to be true in our own society. Homosexuality is increasing all through the US and on the whole earth around us, with nothing to come of it except the judgments of GOD ALMIGHTY. The only way to truthfully teach these things is to go strictly by the Word of GOD.

( 11 ). The Apostle Paul In { Romans Ch. 1 } condemns this filthy state as a sin that will destroy the national sovereignty and dignity of nations. However, various Theologians give their own explanation of sexual disclassification by genetic abnormalities which could have been the result of a host of Satan's angels who left their created estate. They did this to follow after the old devil and his instigation of sin. Many of these turncoats, wicked angelic beings who turned against the living GOD, came down to this earth and proceeded to cohabit with women on this earth.

( 12 ). It was the children, of the first, second, and third generation offspring of these marriages between the sons of GOD [ fallen angels ], and women, that constituted the corrupted flesh. And finally, "ALL" flesh became corrupt . . . i.e., with the exception of eight people, which were Noah and his own family, as is explained in the next four verses:

( 13 ). { V. 8 } Scripture: "But Noah found 'grace [ favour' ] in the eye of the LORD.

( 14 ). { V. 9 }: These are 'the [ history' of the ] generations of Noah: Noah was 'a just [ and righteous' ] man and 'perfect [ and blameless' ] in 'his [ evil ] generation,' and Noah 'walked [ in the habitual fellowship' ] with GOD."

( 15 ). { V. 10 }: And Noah 'begat [ became the father of' ] three sons, Shim, Ham, and Japheth,

( 16 ). { V. 11 }: The earth also was 'corrupt [ depraved, and putrid' ] before GOD, and the earth was filled with violence [ desecration, outrage, assault, and lust for power ], { Genesis 6:8-11 } ."

( 17 ). Commentary . . . Noah was a just man in the sight of GOD because of his faith. He believed GOD { Hebrews 11:7 }! And, because of the fact that he was a just man, he was justified in JEHOVAH's eyes, and therefore he could walk with GOD.

( 18 ). But, let us pay particular attention to the phrase, "Noah was perfect in his generations." Naturally, we must comprehend that Noah was definitely not completely in perfection.

( 19 ). Because after the Flood he sinned because of his drinking too much fermented wine, and as the text states he even passed out. We have written in many other messages where strong fermented drink leads to drunkenness, and positively: drunkenness is condemned in the Scriptures.

( 20 ). Therefore, the meaning of that statement, "Noah was perfect in his generation," and even though it was true that Noah was not contaminated by the corruption that was introduced into the human race by the fallen angels, it was also true that Noah did not have a single convert outside of his own household, even though he had preached for "a hundred and twenty years" according to Scripture! ... We must now consider the full meaning of the following text . . .

( 21 ). { V. 4 } Scripture: "For if GOD spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to Hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness', 'to be reserved into judgment;

( 22 ). { V. 5 }: And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the Flood upon the world of the ungodly;

( 23 ). { V. 6 }: And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that afterward should live ungodly, { 2- Peter 2:4-6 }. . . .

( 24 ). The above { Vs. 4-6 } paraphrased in commentary form . . .

( 25 ). { 4 }: "For GOD positively did not spare the wicked angels that sinned, but cast them down into Hell, delivering them there in chains to be kept there in the pit of darkness, to be reserved into judgment and their eternal doom;

( 26 ). { 5 }: And GOD did not spare the ancient world, but He preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with the seven other persons, when He brought the great Flood upon the world of "ungodly [ people" ]. See { Genesis 8:18 }.

( 27 ). { 6 }: And GOD condemned to ruin and extinction the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah reducing them to ashes [ and thus ] set them forth as an example to those who would in the future also be ungodly." See { Genesis 19:24 }.

( 28 ). Commentary . . . And, many of the ungodly are again taking over the world as they did before the Flood. The above verses and warning are ignored worldwide today and our leaders right here in America are about as ungodly as anyone we can think of. Even Hitler as evil as he was, did not murder Germany's little children in the death camps as the US is doing in the "baby murder mills" all over this Country!

( 29 ). Naturally, the above text primarily referred to the fallen angels that sinned grievously by cohabiting with women, as described in { Genesis 6:1-4 }, and spoken of in { Jude V. 6 }. The logic is if GOD so punishes angels, surely He will not spare any false teachers, baby killers etc, no matter who they are! Noah was the eighth person saved along with the seven other members of his family, his wife and his three sons and their wives. Concerning Sodom and Gomorrah, again see { Genesis 19:15-29 }.

( 30 ). Once again we note the correlation between the sin of the fallen angels, and the evil in the world before the Flood, with the profane condition of the people in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The connecting link is also found as follows . . .

( 31 ). Scripture: "There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that. when the sons of GOD came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same, became mighty men which were of old, men of renown, { Genesis 6:4 }."

( 32 ). The above verse paraphrased in commentary form . . . "There were giants in the earth in 'those days [ before the Flood' ]; and also 'after that [ i.e., after the Great Flood even in King David's time' ], when the 'sons of GOD [ wicked angels' ] came in unto the daughters of men, and 'they [ the flesh and blood women of the land's ] bare children to them, 'the same [ children of these angel, who were followers of Satan' ] became mighty men which were of old, 'men [ and women' ] of 'renown, [ many of them: who were large in number - spread out upon the earth and were famous because of their stature and etc.' ]."

( 33 ). Commentary . . . It is evident that the offspring of these strange unions were of huge physical proportions. [ See our messages concerning the Giants ]. There are footprints in the rock bed of the Paluxy River bed near Glenrose, Texas, that are from 18 to 25 inches long, with strides of seven to nine feet, and these prints are still recognisable. It is believed that the people who made them must have been from twelve to fifteen feet tall.

( 34 ). Of course, the Bible says these giants, at least their flesh, was destroyed in the Flood. Some ancient traditions contend that they were taken up by the fallen angels when they left the earth. Others believe that the souls of these Giants may be the demons that rome the earth today and cause most of the trouble that has been taking place world-wide. But in any case, . . .

( 35 ). { Genesis 6:14 } indicates that this condition would happen again, and it did happen again after the Flood and no doubt at Sodom and Gomorrah. When we read in the Book of { Genesis Ch. 19 } that when the LORD's good holy angels left Abraham and went to Sodom, they stayed in the house of Lot.

( 36 ). If the reader will notice, these angels were called men, because they had the outward appearance of men. They were handsome, outstanding physical specimens and with no wings spoken of on these angels - which would have been noticed immediately otherwise.

( 37 ). Actually, the only angelic beings spoken of in the Scripture with wings were "Cherubim's [ and or cherub's" ] { Ezekiel Ch. 10 }, with four wings { V. 21 }. Satan himself was a cherubim, see { Ezekiel 28:14-16 }. And there were also Seraphims with six wings, see { Isaiah 6:2 }. "NO" other angels had wings! and they were all in the male gender. "There were no female angels!"

( 38 ). The sexual perverts of Sodom were soon trying to break down the door to Lot's house to get to the two angels. Lot offered to give this lustful mob his two beautiful virgin daughters, but they wanted the angels - so the angels had to send a curse upon the Sodomites to blind them and cool them down.

( 39 ). Sodom and Gomorrah were situated in a beautiful place on the banks of the Jordan River, a virtual paradise { Genesis 13:10 }. After the judgment of GOD fell upon these cities, the entire area was either blown up, or sank into a deep depression, 1,300 feet below sea level and is now called the Dead Sea! as it is shown on your Bible maps.

( 40 ). The writer "Flavious Josephus in the first century A.D." wrote that at the time of CHRIST the remains of Sodom and Gomorrah could be seen on the cliffs above the Dead Sea. He wrote that even the imprints of the peaches and apples on the fruit tees could be seen in the charred remains.

( 41 ). When Moses sent the twelve Israel spies across the Jordan River to spy out the land, they crossed just to the north of the old site of Sodom. The spies reported that there were giants in the land and according to their huge size made the Hebrews appear as grasshoppers in comparison. It is apparent that the genetic faults that caused the corruption of the Antediluvians showed up in the Canaanite tribes at this later time. [ The word "Antediluvian" should be remembered, it refers to those people before the Flood ]!

( 42 ). The many Canaanite tribes were descendants of Canaan who was a grandson of Noah and a son of Ham 'Noah's son.' From the Bible text, it is apparent that Ham had homosexual tendencies. He evidently committed such an act upon his own father when Noah had passed out from drinking too much fermented wine, and we read . . . in { Genesis 9:18- 25 } . . .

( 43 ). { V. 18 } Scripture: "And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the Ark, were Shim, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of 'Canaan [ who was born later' ].

( 44 ). { V. 19 }: These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread [ and populated with inhabitants after the great Flood ].

( 45 ). { V. 20 }: And Noah began to be 'an husbandman [ a farmer' ], and he planted a vineyard:

( 46 ). { V. 21 }: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

( 47 ). { V. 22 }: And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers without.

( 48 ). { V. 23 }: And Shim and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father; and they saw not their fathers' nakedness.

( 49 ). { V. 24 }: And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.

( 50 ). { V. 25 }: And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren, { Genesis 9:18-25 }."

( 51 ). Commentary . . . Although Noah was perfect in his generation, nothing is said about Noah's wife. Therefore, some say that the genetic impurity in Ham must have been inherited from his mother, and this imperfection was passed on from Ham to Canaan and Canaan's posterity. The descendants of Canaan settled at Sodom and Gomorrah, and in all the areas of the land of Canaan.

( 52 ). Nevertheless, Ham the father of the dark races evidently carried some of the evil traits over from before the Flood to the new cleansed earth and it is obvious that Satan began using Ham's descendants to spread evil over the earth again. Noah's son Japheth was the father of the white race, and Shim the father of the oriental race otherwise known as the Semite race. Through Shim's line came forth Abraham to David and onward to Mary and the CHRIST Child, and likely you know the rest of the story!

( 53 ). The Canaanites were the most sexually, corrupted, and perverted, to debauchery - race of people on the face of the earth. Archaeological excavations have revealed that even their babies had venereal diseases. We must consider this awful grotesque, debased condition as one reason why GOD commanded the Israelites to destroy every Canaanite in the land, even the children no matter what the age.

( 54 ). The Israelite men were positively commanded: "NOT" to take any women of the Canaanite nation to be their wives. But the women obviously were very beautiful, and the men in the Israelite tribes were like man today, they looked upon the beauty of these heathen Gentiles and decided against JEHOVAH, as many folks do in our present time.

( 55 ). They concluded that GOD must be wrong in His treatment of them - and to go their own way. They made friends with the Canaanites, intermarried, and later on, even the priests of Israel became like the Canaanites and the Sodomites.

( 56 ). The corruption of the inhabitants of the promised land was satanic in origin. The devil repeatedly attempted to defile the pure blood line of Abraham and prevent the birth of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

( 57 ). It wasn't only important for the Israelis at that time, but It is important for us today to remember as indicated by the words of Jude, Peter, Paul, John, and the LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself, about all those evil conditions that existed in the human race before the great universal Flood.

( 58 ). And again, what about Sodom and Gomorrah, and the other cities of the plains, and that it would become prevalent once more in the end of this age and bring catastrophic misery upon this earth? JESUS said in { Matthew 24:37 }, "... as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Our LORD again said . . .

( 59 ). Scripture: "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot ..." "Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed, { Luke 17: 28, 30 }." ... Paul said . . .

( 60 ). Scripture: "Now the [ HOLY ] SPIRIT speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to 'seducing [ demonic' ] spirits, and doctrines of devils, { 1- Timothy 4:1 }." [ I.e., doctrines of devilish hypocrisy from ministers, or teachers who teach false doctrine! ] . . . Peter said . . .,

( 61 ). { V. 4 }: Scripture: "For if GOD spared not the angels that sinned",

( 62 ). { V. 5 }: "And spared not the old world, but saved Noah ...,"

( 63 ). { V. 6 }: "And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes ...,"

( 64 ). { V. 7 }: "And delivered just Lot ...,"

( 65 ). { V. 9 }: "The LORD knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished, ( 2- Peter 2:4-7, 9 )."

( 66 ). Commentary . . . Today in the US, the Mattachine Society brags that no less than one in ten Americans are homosexuals. Some time ago, the press reported that in San Francisco there were over 70,000 known couples living in a homosexual relationships in that one city alone. The country of England has repealed laws against sexual perversion because there are so many homosexuals in that nation.

( 67 ). Likewise in the United states, the homosexual life-style is now accepted as a legal and respectable relationship. Homosexuality is the epitome of apostasy, and it always precludes the swift and terrible judgment of GOD ALMIGHTY.

( 68 ). The Apostle Peter has warned mankind that they should remember the judgment of the past Dispensations that was administered to the people by JEHOVAH GOD. People that had lived before the Flood, and in the cities of the plain, such as Sodom, and Gomorrah and, even upon Satan's angels who had committed sexual abominations with earthly women.

( 69 ). As we read our news-papers and listen to the news media today, we wonder how soon it will be before GOD becomes so disgusted with this present world that He will pour out upon this earth all the many judgments of the Great Tribulation that are mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

( 70 ). The Apostle Peter made clear that the LORD is able to deliver the righteous BODY OF CHRIST from this earth in the Rapture, up into the Paradise of Heaven before those judgments come to pass, { Revelation 3:10 }. We must always, and very often, be diligent in praising our Saviour for His mercy and grace! How often do you Praise Him?

( 71 ). As we have already stated above, "The Scriptures are very understandable when stating that Noah was delivered before the judgment of the Flood! And that Abraham's nephew Lot, was delivered from Sodom before the city was destroyed."

( 72 ). "And that the Scripture states, according to { 1- Thessalonians 4:16 - 18 }, that every single Christian will be taken up out of the world to be with JESUS CHRIST in the Paradise of Heaven, just before judgment falls on this earth." Many people, believe this time is near. And 7 years later, concerning the literal Second Advent of MESSIAH, God gives us many reasons why MESSIAH must literally and visibly return to this earth . . .

( 73 ). [ No-1 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to take vengeance on the ungodly, { 2- Thessalonians 1:7-10; - & - Revelation 19:11-21 }.

( 74 ). [ No-2 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to rule this world as KING of KING's and LORD of LORDs, { Matthew 25:31; - Psalm 67:4; - & - Revelation 19:16 }.<

( 75 ). [ No-3 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to establish universal worship of the true TRIUNE GOD, { Psalm 64:10; - & - Isaiah 2:1-4 }.

( 76 ). [ No- 4 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to deliver Israel and all her promised land from all of GOD's enemies, { Zechariah Ch. 14; - & - Romans 11:25 - 29 }.

( 77 ). [ No - 5 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to re-establish David's throne as was foretold by JEHOVAH's prophets, see { Isaiah 9:6-7; - Ezekiel 37:20-26; - & - Acts 15:13-16 }.

( 78 ). [ No- 6 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to deliver His creation from the bondage of sin and corruption condoned by the Antichrist, and He will bless the saved of the nations tremendously during His thousand year reign on this earth, { Romans 8:21-24; - Isaiah 11:1-2; - 35:1-8; - & - 65:20-25 }.

( 79 ). [ No- 7 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to bring salvation to the heathen Gentiles if they will accept Him as their LORD and KING, { Isaiah 11:9; - 49:6 - & - Zechariah 14:16-20 }.

( 80 ). [ No- 8 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to enforce His law and to administer justice to all humanity, { Isaiah 1:4; - & - 42:1-4 }.

( 81 ). [ No- 9 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to reward the Tribulations martyrs and other Tribulation Saints, { Matthew 19:28; - 25:31-46; - Revelation 20:4-9; - & - Daniel 7:18, 27. }

( 82 ). [ No- 10 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to gather all Israelites back into their promised land according to JEHOVAH's promised eternal Covenant to Abraham, { Genesis 15:18-21; - 49:10; - Isaiah 11:10-12; - & - Matthew 24:31 }.

( 83 ). [ No- 11 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to destroy Antichrist's temple and to build His 0wn MILLENNIAL Temple in Jerusalem { Ezekiel 43:7; - & - Zechariah 6:12-13 }. [ Read our message concerning "The Temples 0f GOD" and look up all added texts ].

( 84 ). [ No- 12 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to demonstrate GOD's glory to all men, and He will be visibly present to all humanity, and every eye shall behold Him, see { Matthew 25:31 }. During the LORD's thousand year reign . . . take careful notice of this next verse . . .

( 85 ). Scripture: "And the LORD will create 'upon every dwelling place of mount Zion [ in Israel' ], and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming of fire by night: for 'upon all' the [ 'SHEKINAH ] Glory' shall be 'a defence [ for His People' ], { Isaiah 4:5 }."

( 86 ). The above verse paraphrased in commentary form . . . "And the LORD shall create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of MOUNT ZION and over 'her [ Israel's' ] assemblies', 'a [ semblance' of a ] smoky cloud [ like the LORD appeared in during the long ago exit of Hebrew's from Egypt ] by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all [ in the nation of Israel ] the [ SHEKINAH ] Glory [ of GOD ] shall be a canopy... a defence [ of Divine love and protection. ] Read all of { Isaiah 4:2-6 }.

( 87 ). [ No- 13 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to establish peace to the nations and prosperity to all the people during their Millennial Kingdom blessings, { Isaiah 35:1-10; - & - Malachi 4:1-6. }

( 88 ). [ No- 14 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to bring an end to the time of the Gentiles, { Daniel 2:44-45; - & - Romans 11:25 }.

( 89 ). [ No- 15 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to restore this ungodly planet earth to His eternal Millennial Kingdom, and be King over it till the thousand year period comes to its end, { Psalm 2; - Revelation 11:15; - & - 1- Corinthians 15:24- 25 }.

( 90 ). [ No- 16 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to restore the good and holy things of the past, { Acts 3:19-21 }.

( 91 ). [ No- 17 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to judge the apostate people and angels and bind Satan in the bottomless pit for a thousand years, { Isaiah 24:21 -23; - & - Revelation 20:1-10 }.

( 92 ). [ No- 18 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to give mankind its seventh and last probationary chance under a perfect government, in perfect peace, total affluency, and a perfect KING, { Revelation Ch. 20; - & - Isaiah 11:1-12 }.

( 93 ). [ No- 19 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to end the battle of Armageddon and destroy the ungodly armies of the world. And judge the world's nations and their people, { Revelation 19:11-21; - Psalm 8; - & - Matthew 25-31-46 }.

( 94 ). [ No- 20 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to establish a theocracy ... a government in which there will be no evil or crooked and lying politicians, and end all wars, { Isaiah 2:1-4; - & - Daniel 7:13-14 }.

( 95 ). [ No- 21 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to gather into one authoritative KING-SHIP all things in the Heavens and on this earth, { Ephesians 1:10 }.

( 96 ). [ No- 22 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to re-separate the races and segregate them once more in their own lands, { Deuteronomy 32:8; - & - Acts 17:26 }.

( 97 ). [ No- 23 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to fulfil the Noach'ic, Abrahamic, and Davidic Covenants, and all other agreements He has made with man, because that which GOD has prophesied He will perform through JESUS CHRIST His Son, { Genesis 12:1-3; - & - 2: Samuel Ch. 7 }.

( 98 ). [ No- 24 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to heal all diseases, restore sight to the blind, and make the lame to walk, { Isaiah 32:1-5; - 33:24; - 35:5; - & - Malachi 4:2 }.

( 99 ). [ No- 25 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to be glorified in His Saints so that all men and all women will see what a wonderful Saviour and LORD we have, { Matthew 25:31-46 }.

( 100 ). [ No- 26 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to prepare this earth as an eternal habitation for those saved nations that will have entered into His Millennial Kingdom Age { Isaiah Ch. 35; - Zechariah Ch. 14; - & - Revelation Chs. 20-22 }.

( 101 ). [ No- 27 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to prepare mankind for the future by purging all possibility of a future rebellion against the Creator, thus realizing GOD's plan and purpose for creating man, { Genesis 1:26-31; - 8:22; - Psalm 8; - & - Revelation 20-22 }.

( 102 ). [ No- 28 ]: JESUS CHRIST the MESSIAH and KING of KINGs is going to return back to this earth to destroy those who would if they could destroy the world, { Revelation 11:18; - & - Matthew 25:31-46 }. The KING of KINGs is coming back as the following verses make clear by JEHOVAH's prophet Isaiah . . .

( 103 ). { V. 1 } Scripture: "Behold, a King shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

( 104 ). { V. 2 }: And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; and as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

( 105 ). { V. 3 }: And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.

( 106 ). { V. 4 }: The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

( 107 ). { V. 5 }: The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

( 108 ). { V. 6 }: For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

( 109 ). { V. 7 }: The instruments also of the churl are evil: he devises wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, "even when the needy speaks right."

( 110 ). { V. 8 }: But the liberal devises liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

( 111 ). { V. 9 }: Rise up, you women that are at ease; here my voice, you careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.

( 112 ). { V. 10 }: Many days and years shall you be troubled, you careless women: for the ventage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.

( 113 ). { V. 11 }: Tremble, you women that are at ease; be troubled, you careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.

( 114 ). { V. 12 }: They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.

( 115 ). { V. 13 }: Upon the land of My people shall come up thorns and briers; yes, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:

( 116 ). { V. 14 }: Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;

( 117 ). { V. 15 }: Until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.

( 118 ). { V. 16 }: Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field,

( 119 ). { V. 17 }: And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

( 120 ). { V. 18 }: And My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quite resting places;

( 121 ). { V. 19 }: When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.

( 122 ). { V. 20 }: Blessed are you that sow beside all waters that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass, { Isaiah 32:1-20 }."

( 123 ). Commentary . . . It must be understood that the Book of Isaiah is a prophetic Book, many of his prophecies have been fulfilled in the past but many, many more of them are still awaiting future fulfillment! And as we have often stated in the past, many verses in the Scriptures have a two or threefold meaning. At times, one verse can mean it is being fulfilled in the present tense, and the next verse may refer to the future, and again, other verses that follow can again refer back to the present or the past. A Bible student must be constantly on guard against misinterpreting the Text, much research is required to correlate the different Texts rightly!

( 124 ). The above { Vs. 1-20 } paraphrased in commentary form . . .

( 125 ). { 1 } Scripture: "Behold [ during the Millennial reign' ], 'a King [ of KINGs the MESSIAH Himself' ] shall reign in righteousness, and... "princes shall rule in judgment [ The 12 Apostles ], see { Matthew 19: 28 }.

( 126 ). { 2 }: [ And, at the time MESSIAH returns at the end of the Tribulation Period: ] the LORD will gather each one of the people of Israel who have been hiding out in the Rose Red City of Petra from the Antichrist during the last half of the Tribulation. Petra will be a great hiding place from the wind where atomic fallout will not contaminate the one third of GOD's Hebrew Remnant that will go to that place to hide. See { Zechariah 13:8 }. It will also be a great place to hide from the storm of tribulation; but there will evidently be rain as the Remnant will be needing water for many things. Petra south of the Dead Sea is a dry arid parched land, but it will be a place of shelter, and the LORD will cause streams of water to flow in that dry place. And the clefts of rock will shade the people who turn to the old land of Petra for safety. { See our message that concerns the little eight chapter Book of "The Song Of Solomon, and also portrays Petra. }

( 127 ). { 3 }: And during the Tribulation, the eyes of them that see

will not be closed or even dim. Remember the Jews during this Dispensation of Grace have been mostly blinded to their MESSIAH, but their eyes will be opened during the Tribulation Period and the ears of them that hear "shall hearken, I.e., listen and understand the truth [ concerning CHRIST their MESSIAH ]."

( 128 ). { 4 }: The 'heart [ Mind' ] also of the "rash [ those without understanding, and who act hastily, or are without due consideration" ] shall then understand knowledge and have good judgment, and the tongue of the stammerers will be cured and they will be able to speak readily and plainly.

( 129 ). { 5 }: [ While the peoples are hiding out in Petra ] The 'fool, [ the unbeliever' and the 'ungodly { Psalm 14:1- 74:18' } who had been liberals and; ] vile people "shall no more be called liberal in the future [ during MESSIAH's Millennial reign," as they "were called before the Tribulation by the conservatives." ] Nor the '[ atheistic ] churl' [ a wicked "fraudulent" ungodly person, ] 'who [ envies the believer his hope' and ] was accepted by the liberals before and during the tribulation. ] And thus, the liberals were even believed and thought to be noble, bountiful, and princely by many of the deceived masses. ] But, those whom had been crafty and greedy of gain shall no longer be called noble. They had been accepted by many in the past as being 'bountiful [ religiously' ] and princely. Obviously they had been taught these lies by the ungodly apostate liberals!

[ Does this sound like anybody in our government you know about today? ]

( 130 ). { 6 }: [ Thus "before MESSIAH's thousand year reign" ]: the 'vile person [ villainy' such 'as the Antichrist, who will be counted as a irreligious fool,' ] will speak 'villainy [ folly' ], and his 'heart [ evil mind' ] 'will work [ and plan' and practise ] iniquity, according to his will' - he will 'practise hypocrisy [ i.e., and he will profane godliness' ], and 'he will utter devilish things against the LORD', he will make empty the 'soul [ the lives' ] and the cravings of those who are starving spiritually, see { Matthew 5:6 }.

( 131 ). Commentary ... I.e., are there any leaders in our Government today who sound simular as the one spoken of in this above verse 6?

( 132 ). { 7 }: The instruments and methods of the fraudulent churl and greedy of gain are evil; he devises wicked devices to ruin the poor and the lowly with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is just and right.

( 133 ). [ I.e., we repeat: are there any leaders in our Government today who are like the one spoken of in this above verse 7? ]

( 134 ). { 8 }: 'But [ during MESSIAH's Millennial reign' ]: the noble, open-harted person will devise noble things; and he will stand for what is really noble, big-hearted and generous.

( 135 ). { 9 }: Rise up, you 'women [ Israelis' ] that are at ease; here 'my [ Isaiah's' ] voice: 'you [ confident and' ] careless daughters, [ listen to me and what I am saying ]!

( 136 ). { 10 }: For two thousand years you shall be troubled, "you careless Israelis: [ I.e., since Israel's Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70 and they were cast out into the world's nations, all of the Hebrew people have been troubled by those who have blamed every Jew for the fact that their ancestors had - had their MESSIAH killed on a cross instead of a very wicked man named Barabbas."] "Then shall the ventage fail, and the gathering shall not come." [ I.e., Since the Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70, the land of Israel had laid wast until 1948 when Israel started the restoration of the new Israel as foretold in the prophetic Scriptures. The word "women" mentioned in these verses apply to The Hebrew Nation that became desolate since A.D. 70, which time there was no great gathering of the 'ventage [ harvest' ] of the fields."

( 137 ). { 11 }: Tremble, you "women [ Israelis" ] that are at ease! Shudder with fear, you complacent ones! Strip yourselves bare and wear gunny sack material with a belt upon your body in sorrow! [ Sorry for what? For the condition they have been in since their being cast out into the world's nations and ridiculed by being called dirty wicked Jews since that time. Much wicked doctrine has primarily been preached by the Catholic clergy down through the years, and accepted by much of foolish Protestantism. ]

( 138 ). { 12 }: 'They [ the Israelis while being absent from their promised land' ] shall 'lament [ cry and beat upon their breast' wishing ], for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vines, that their forefathers once had when they were in JEHOVAH's good grace in the Old Testament Period. [ This promise of the future pleasant fields began to be fulfilled after 1948. But the Israelis have never cried in their past like they will cry in the future "7 year Tribulation" when Antichrist takes his anger out on them! ] . . . Read again { Zechariah 13:8 }. [ The question has been asked: "Why do we say the Tribulation will last 7 years." For the answer read our message called: "The 70 weeks of Daniel." ]

( 139 ). { 13 }: Upon 'the land of My people [ future tense' ] shall come up thorns and briers; yes, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city. [ We have explained in the above verses how desolate Israel's land has become in the last two thousand years since A.D. 70 while they have been wonderers in the world's nations throughout this Age of Grace. Therefore, the Hebrew people have continually mourned for their return to their promised land, and to their glorious City of Jerusalem!

( 140 ). { V. 14 }: For the palace shall be forsaken for two millenniums, the populous city of Jerusalem shall be deserted; the hill and the watch towers shall be for dens [ of wild animals ] 'endlessly, [ i.e., until the Second Return of MESSIAH the anointed KING' ]. During most of this Dispensation of Grace, it would be a joyful place for the wild donkeys to graze in. "It - that is, much of the land would be until 1948: "a pasture for the different flocks of animals to graze in. Because, the land of old Israel all the way back to the time the Jews were exiled out into the world's nations had become a very desolate land!"

( 141 ). { V. 15 }: Until the Spirit be 'poured upon us from on high [ during MESSIAH's reign' ], and the wilderness be "a fruitful field [ because of the blessings from the HOLY SPIRIT" ], and the "fruitful field [ representing prosperity" ] be counted for 'a forest [ i.e., of people' ], See { Psalm 104:30; - Ezekiel 36:16-17; - 39:29; - & - Zechariah 12:10 }.

( 142 ). { V. 16 }: Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and 'righteousness [ religious' and moral rectitude in every area and relation ] will abide in the "fruitful field [ after the forest of human pride is abolished" ].

( 143 ). { V. 17 }: And the effect of righteousness shall 'be peace [ internal and external' ]; and the result of righteousness, quietness and confident trust for ever.

( 144 ). { V. 18 }:And My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in safe dwellings, and in quite resting places [ during MESSIAH's Millennial reign ];

( 145 ). { V. 19 }: But [ during the Tribulation period, and because of the wrath of the LORD ], it shall hail, and when it shall hail [ "it will be ], coming down [ overpoweringly" ] "on the forest [ i.e., of the army of GOD's enemies ]; and 'the [ capital ] city' shall be [ utterly humbled and laid prostrate. Be sure and read { Revelation 16:21 }.

( 146 ). { V. 20 }: [ During MESSIAH's thousand year reign after His Second Advent," it will be said: ] Happy and fortunate are you that cast your seed upon all waters [ when the rivers and creeks overflows their banks; for the seed will sink into the mud and when the waters subside will spring up; and then you will find it after many days having grown into an abundant harvest ], then you can send forth the ox and the donkey [ to range there freely ], { Isaiah 32:1-20 }."

 

"CHRIST WILL NOT LET ANY SAINT IN THE BODY OF CHRIST GO INTO THE GREAT 7 YEAR TRIBULATION DISPENSATION!" . . .

( 147 ). Commentary . . . CHRIST will come for the BODY OF CHRIST before the Tribulation Period, and some of the reasons for stating this are as follows . . .

( 148 ). Scripture: "And to wait for His Son from Heaven, Whom He raised from the dead, even 'JESUS, which delivered us [ future tense' ] FROM THE WRATH TO COME, { 1- Thessalonians 1:10 }."

( 149 ). The above verse paraphrased in commentary form . . . "And [ how you ] look forward to and await the coming of the SON of GOD from Heaven, Whom GOD the FATHER raised from the dead, the LORD JESUS the eternal CHRIST Who personally rescues and delivers us out of and from the [ future ] wrath [ of the Tribulation Period [ which will bring forth the 'unequalled wrath [ and punishment upon the impenitent' ] 'and will save us unto Himself [ that is, invests us with all the privileges and rewards of the new life in CHRIST the HEAD of the BODY OF CHRIST', { 1- Thessalonians 1:10 }."

( 150 ). Scripture: "Because you have kept the word of My patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth, { Revelation 3:10 }."

( 151 ). The above { V. 10 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . Scripture: "Because 'you have [ guarded' and ] kept the word of 'My patience [ and have held fast the lesson of My patience with the expectant endurance that was given you' ], I also will 'keep you [ safe' ] from the hour of 'temptation [ trial of testing' which will take place during the Tribulation Period ], which shall come upon the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth, { Revelation 3:10 }."

( 152 ). Scripture: "Looking for that Blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the Great GOD and our Saviour JESUS CHRIST, { Titus 2:13 }." See { Colossians 1:27; - & - Ephesians 4:4 }.

( 153 ). [ 1 ]: Commentary ... The Rapture is called "the blessed hope" in { Titus 2:13 }. Anyone who understands the awful days of the Tribulation Period to come as described in the Book of Revelation can appreciate why CHRIST's deliverance of His BODY OF SAINTs from these horrors of the Great Tribulation is called the "Blessed hope."

( 154 ). [ 2 ]: { 1-Thessalonians 1:10; - 5:1-11; - & - Revelation 3:10 } clearly indicate that the BODY OF CHRIST is to be delivered from that wrath to come . . .,

( 155 ). CHRIST will keep the BODY OF CHRIST from going through any part of the Tribulation Period. He will test the whole earth. The "BODY OF CHRIST { Ephesians 4:12-13" }, then is promised deliverance from that judgment of testing.

( 156 ). We have already approached somewhat on these texts but never can we say enough concerning the desire of Saints whom are members of "The BODY OF CHRIST" who will be overtaken by the DAY OF THE LORD.

( 157 ). The waiting period for" The Christian's blessed hope as is mentioned above of the return of CHRIST at the Rapture, is rooted on the fact that He was raised from the dead, which delivered = the DELIVERER Himself . . . Who then delivers us His BODY of Saints from "The judgmental wrath to come, see { 1- Thessalonians 5:9 - & - Revelation 6:16 }."

( 158 ). [ 3 ]: { 2- Thessalonians 2:1- 8 }. provides the chronological basis for the pre-tribulation position. The subject is the Rapture of CHRIST's BODY of SAINTs { V. 1 }, with specific reference to two events in it: our gathering together unto Him and then the Day of the LORD which begins at the beginning of the Tribulation Period.

( 159 ). [ 4 ]: The Tribulation is a period of judgment on the earth compared in Scripture to GOD's judgment in the "days of Noah and the days of Lot." Since GOD delivered Noah and his family through the Flood, and since He delivered Lot and his daughters before the destruction of Sodom, then the Just BODY OF CHRIST will be "delivered [ Raptured," Translated from the earth ] before the Tribulation Period.

 

"Concerning Christians Today, The LORD Has Promised Us Eternal Salvation." . . . What About

The Name Of CHRIST JESUS?. . .

( 160 ). Commentary ... First, We must understand the true meaning of CHRIST's Name. the word JESUS CHRIST refers to "JEHOVAH the Saviour." Were you aware of that? The average person has never understood this. Most people fail to comprehend and thereby appreciate the fact that the LORD's very name identifies Him as both GOD and Saviour. JESUS CHRIST was, is, and always will be JEHOVAH the Saviour! And . . .; the Biblical GOD of Covenants!

( 161 ). CHRIST JESUS was the GOD/MAN. The man part of Him, His flesh, bone, and blood was first introduced to the rest of humanity at Bethlehem. His Own humanity was established at His birth, developed in the womb of a young lady by the name Mary.

( 162 ). Mary was "NOT" the mother of the 'GOD part of this CHRIST,' for He as GOD had always existed in eternity past with GOD the Father. But, we repeat Mary was the true mother of JESUS's humanity that is why He is called "The GOD/MAN!"

( 163 ). It's of great interest to Bible students, that names in Scripture often have an important significance. For that reason, I call your attention to a Hebrew false prophet by the name of "Bar Jesus." The word 'Bar' means 'the-son-of,' and JESUS, as we have already stated - refers to "JEHOVAH the Saviour."

( 164 ). When these two names "Bar - Jesus" are placed together and you have one of those names referring to "the son of JEHOVAH the Saviour." It is not difficult at all to understand and separate the counterfeit son - from the true SON of GOD ALMIGHTY.

( 165 ). In the first place since JEHOVAH means JESUS, how could any man convince any 'intelligent Child of GOD' that the LORD JESUS CHRIST ever had a son? Does your Bible teach such nonsense?

( 166 ). The fact is JEHOVAH in the Old Testament and JESUS in the New Testament are One and the same GOD! Believe this or not there are hundreds, actually thousands - of ministers and Bible teachers today who do not believe or teach that JEHOVAH and CHRIST was, and is, one and the same GOD! "I.e., the same Person!" Only CHRIST's name was different in the Old Testament. As you should know, He had many different names, and each name had a different meaning!

( 167 ). The Bible student must always comprehend that there have always been men who were imitations claiming to be the son of JEHOVAH the Saviour. 'Bar Jesus' the false prophet was a type of the Antichrist who will eventually make himself known to the world's nations, deceiving countless people, and he will attempt to rob the coming MESSIAH of what is rightfully His. In our nation today various people are stealing other peoples identities, and that is what Antichrist will do when he comes on the scene!

( 168 ). The Antichrist's great desire is to steal the glory that belongs to the LORD JESUS CHRIST. And Satan, naturally has a desire to place himself on a throne above the stars of the Heavens so that he can be equal with GOD. But, it will never happen! [ Incidentally, in the Old Testament one name for Satan means "appose," in the New Testament it means "slanderer." He worked very hard to oppose JEHOVAH. And now, he works diligently to slander every Christian at the throne of GOD in Heaven and he will continue to do so until he is finely cast down to the earth at the middle point of the Tribulation Period. ]

( 169 ). Consider the angel also who foretold the fact that CHRIST was to be given the name EMMANUEL { Matthew 1:23 }. This name, too, is filled with great significance for us. EMMANUEL means "GOD with us!" Think of that! JEHOVAH the Saviour is with us every hour, every minute, and every second of every day!

( 170 ). That very thought of this should overwhelm us! His very name predicts salvation and comfort and the provision of His presence. "GOD is always with each of us", He is omnipresent! He dwells in the body of every Child of GOD!

( 171 ). Pay attention now, we live in a world where people need many things. There is not a day that goes by but that we all have a need of something. Sometimes it's physical and sometimes it's of a material substance. Sometimes it's social. Many times it's financial. And, you can be sure - it is often spiritual. We have all sorts of needs. In His Holy name CHRIST JESUS it is promised that . . .

( 172 ). Scripture: "My GOD shall 'supply [ fill to the full' ] all your need accordingly to His riches in glory by CHRIST JESUS, { Philippians 4: 19 }." [ The Bible also instructs us to . . .

( 173 ). Scripture: "Be careful for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto GOD, { Philippians 4:6 }."

( 174 ). The above { V. 6 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . "Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything by prayer and 'petition [ definite requests' ] with thanksgiving continue to make your desires known to your Heavenly FATHER." [ I.e., When you start praying begin by saying ... "Heavenly FATHER ..., and say what is on your mind. And, always end your prayer with these words: "In the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST I ask these things! Amen! The name "Amen" means "Let it be so!" Or - "That is so!"

( 175 ). Commentary ... Now, why should we pray often to GOD the FATHER? Because we believe that JESUS the CHRIST, Who is EMMANUEL, GOD Who is with us constantly, is Who the Bible says He is. And we repeat this next verse, we believe that . . .

( 176 ). Scripture: "Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from the FATHER of lights in Whom there is no variableness or shadow of turning, { James 1:17 }."

( 177 ). The above { V. 17 } paraphrased in commentary form . . . "Every good gift and 'every perfect [ free,' large, full ] gift is from above; it comes down from 'the FATHER of all [ that gives ] light, in [ the shining' of ] Whom there can be no variation [ rising or setting ] 'or shadow cast by His turning [ as in an eclipse' ]."

( 178 ). Commentary ... Believe this if you will, if we have "GOD with us": If that's really true ... and, the Word of GOD says it's true, then we have the GIVER of every good gift and perfect gift with us constantly. That's the source and thats what the LORD is making clear to us. The LORD is the GIVER of life itself.

( 179 ). He is the One that supplies our needs for this Age of Grace, our LORD is the supplier; the very source, He is not at arms length from us. He is NOT distant or far off out there in a distant Heaven. GOD the LORD JESUS CHRIST the CREATOR Himself came down to earth, He is only as far as "You - a Child of GOD's own personal body." And if, you are saved you are an eternal Child of GOD the KING! Meaning, "you are a Prince or a Princes in the realm of His majesty!"

( 180 ). "GOD is with us." He has promised various kinds of gifts. Naturally the first and greatest gift is salvation. Scripture states that: "the gift of GOD is eternal life, { Romans 6:23 }." It comes through the fact that "GOD is with us." I want that to sink into the upper lobe of our cranium.

( 181 ). "GOD is with us Constantly!" Therefore, if this is a true fact, then this means that He has not kept Himself many light years from us as some might think! Actually, He is not far off is He? This means He must be very near. 'GOD is with us.'

 

"You Shall Call His Name EMMANUEL!" . . .

( 182 ). Scripture: "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son and they shall call His name EMMANUEL, which being interpreted is, 'GOD with us', { Matthew 1:23 }." See { Isaiah 7:14. } ... This is positively proven by the following verse . . .

( 183 ). Scripture: "In the beginning was the WORD and the WORD was with GOD and the WORD was GOD, { John 1:1 }."

( 184 ). Commentary ... That's clear enough isn't it? "The WORD was GOD." The WORD" is a synonym for JESUS CHRIST. CHRIST JESUS is the WORD of life. As we have stated, "all Gentiles are heathen and were also called "DOGs" and "SWINE", and heathen, eternally lost until they receive CHRIST as their personal Saviour. Never will they understand what "the Word of life" really means until they comprehend this. See { Matthew 7:6; - 15:26-27; - & - Luke 16:21 }.

( 185 ). Paul in { Philippians 3:2 } becomes argumentative. He labelled the Judaizers [ who taught that circumcision was necessary for salvation as ] "DOGs" [ a term they used to describe Gentiles ], evil workers, and "concision [ which meant mutilators" ]. All three epithets are directed at the same people.

( 186 ). After receiving CHRIST as Saviour they will have become Christians! Children of the living GOD. So the WORD of GOD in the above verse refers to EMMANUEL. Now, take note of { John 1:14 } where we read "The WORD was made flesh and dwelt among us."

( 187 ). This is spoken of as being in the past tense when CHRIST during His 33 years on the earth in a literal body of flesh, bone and blood. He was dwelling with humans both good and bad as we do today!

( 188 ). But, sense the present BODY OF CHRIST which most people call the Church began, CHRIST not only dwells among us, but He dwells in every one of us who have become a part of the BODY OF CHRIST!

( 189 ). Underline the phrase "dwelt among us." The angel announced, "And they shall call His name EMMANUEL" { Matthew 1:23 }." which of course means "GOD is with us."

( 190 ). Think of it. The SON Of GOD stepped over the threshold of Heaven. He stepped into time. He left the realms of glory - the very person, the essence of GOD. The SON of GOD was "made flesh, and dwelt among every person on this earth. { And we beheld His GLORY, the glory of the only begotten of the FATHER, } full of grace and truth, { John 1:14 }."

( 191 ). The word "glory" is very interesting here. It sometimes refers to what Theologians call the "SHEKINAH GLORY." That is a term used to identify the literal, physical presence of GOD with man.

( 192 ). In the Old Testament the "SHEKINAH GLORY was seen as being in the pillar of cloud and fire during the LORD's deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt at the Red Sea { Exodus 13:21; 14 }," and especially as His Glory in the Tabernacle of the Wilderness { Leviticus 9:23-24 }, and Temple { 1- Kings 8:11 }.

( 193 ). The SHEKINAH GLORY dwelt in the Holy of Holies of the Temple. This was the Throne Room of GOD on earth at that time. And in the Holy of Holies, was the Ark of the Covenant, the Mercy Seat and the SHEKINAH GLORY, GOD Himself.

( 194 ). And, in the cloud that led the Israelis through the wilderness was the "pillar of fire at night and a pillar of cloud by day." Any Israeli could go outside their tent, day or night, and they knew 'GOD was with them.' How did they know it?

( 195 ). There was that pillar of cloud by day and that pillar of fire by night. It proved to everybody, even the heathen nations, that GOD was with Israel. There was no other GOD like this! Read { Psalms 46 }.

( 196 ). The greatest single possession that Israel, as the people of GOD, possessed was the presence of GOD! When they had the presence of GOD, they had no need of anything else { Deuteronomy 6:10-11; - & - Nehemiah 9:21-27 }.

( 197 ). The sad thing is they treated it lightly just as people today treat lightly that the LORD every second of our life is omnipresent, either in us if we are a Christian, or close beside us as a witness to our actions if we are in a lost condition!

( 198 ). They so offended GOD that the SHEKINAH GLORY, which was the physical, literal presence of GOD, departed from the Tabernacle and disappeared over the Judean hills. The absence of the presence of GOD had been threatened before because of the Israelis sins and neglect.

( 199 ). But now, in the days of Ezekiel, they had gone too far into sin and like in the days of Samuel, the "GLORY is departed - Ichabod { 1- Samuel 4:21-22 }!" [ The name "Ichabod" means "no Glory." ]

( 200 ). Terrible, terrible: They lost the LORD's presence from their midst! See .{ Ezekiel Chs. 9-10; - & - 11:22-23 }. They lost the most precious possession they ever had. Gone was the Pillar of fire and the pillar of cloud. Gone was the covering of GOD's protection, provision.

( 201 ). As far as we can tell, the literal, physical presence of GOD was gone from the Temple, lost to them and was not seen again among His Chosen People, that is, until the birth of "CHRIST JESUS EMMANUEL [ GOD with us" ] was announced.

( 202 ). Then the "GLORY of the LORD " re-appeared again and was "shown around about" the shepherds { Luke 2:9 }. With the birth of the CHRIST Child came "Grace and Truth," and we are told . . .

( 203 ). { V. 16 } Scripture: "And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.

( 204 ). { V. 17 }: For the Law was given by Moses, but Grace and Truth came by JESUS CHRIST, { John 1:16-17 }."

( 205 ). Commentary ... { V. 16 } above is a picture of praise, it means Grace piled upon Grace in the experience of the Christian life. { V. 17 } Grace, though Grace was manifest in the 0.T. { Genesis 6:8; - Exodus 34:6; - & - Jeremiah 31:3 }, it was but a candle compared with the brightness of Grace that appeared at the incarnation { Titus 2:11 }.

( 206 ). Grace is the unmerited favour of GOD and is the basis of our salvation, justification, election, faith, and spiritual gifts { Ephesians 1:7; - 2:8-9; - Romans 3:24; - 11: 5-6; - & - 12:6 }.

( 207 ). His coming to earth was in the "fullness of time { Galatians 4:4 }," and to His Own - [ Israel's people ] { John 1:11 }." Now, we can understand, bless GOD! . . .

( 208 ). The literal, physical presence of GOD the MESSIAH, in the person of JESUS CHRIST, was again with Israel for the 33 1/2 years of His sojourn on the earth to display through His teaching, that the Millennial earthly Kingdom of the KING [ MESSIAH ] was at hand.

( 209 ). "The Kingdom was not hear yet", but was at hand to be established. Thus, should the Israelis accept CHRIST as King and MESSIAH the predicted reign of MESSIAH would come to full fruition and the Kingdom would quickly be formed! ... It didn't happen!

( 210 ). The blind Hebrew nation rejected their own long ago promised earthly Kingdom, and they blew it - by rejection! . . . How wonderful this would have been for GOD the FATHER's adopted Hebrew nation, BUT, it wasn't going to happen, because they rejected His Kingship!

( 211 ). And now we know the rest of the story, Satan had his way, but naturally it didn't turn out the way he had anticipated. But, he did turn the people of Israel against the LORD OF GLORY, and they saw fit to crucify their own King! And, at last JESUS was murdered on a cruel Cross. But, before the LORD returned to the FATHER in Heaven he informed His Disciples of what was going to happen.

( 212 ). Then in anticipation of His death, burial, resurrection and session at the right hand of the FATHER, JESUS promised, "I will not leave you comfortless, { John 14:18 }, and then He sent, "the COMFORTER, which is - "GOD the HOLY SPIRIT, that CHRIST sent down to man { John 14:26 }."

( 213 ). GOD the HOLY SPIRIT came to dwell with those in Israel that did believe, both externally and internally. He was both "with them" and "upon them" beginning on the day of Pentecost { Acts 2:1-4 }.

( 214 ). This was an unspeakably precious gift in fulfillment of His promise of comfort and guidance. The GLORY of GOD - the SHEKINAH GLORY - the GLORY of GOD's Presence had returned!

( 215 ). With the passing of time and the increased hardness of heart, The nation of Israel went right on sinning against the HOLY SPIRIT even as their forefathers had done in the days of the prophet { Ezekiel 7:5 }. They blasphemed Him { Matthew 12:31-32; - Mark 3:29; - & - Luke 12:10 }! The sad cost was spelled out in the Book of { Hebrews 6:4-8 }.

( 216 ). Forty years after Pentecost, the Temple and its ceremonies, rituals, sacrifices and Priesthood disappeared. But a few short years after Pentecost the same GOD saved and called the "Apostle Paul" into his Apostleship and gave him his marching orders and commission.

( 217 ). With the calling of this new Apostle Paul, this new "Dispensation of the Grace of GOD with its Gospel of the "Mystery of the Grace of GOD" would be taught to the lost Gentiles and Jews alike. Ephesians brings this out clearly!

( 218 ). Therefore, with this new Dispensation, was to be a completely new Administration to be made up of Messianic Jews after they would be saved in CHRIST JESUS, and of saved people that had beforehand been Gentile Heathen.

( 219 ). All of these new converts would begin the establishment of an eternal "ONE NEW MAN, i.e., which is synonymous with the BODY OF CHRIST "with the LORD JESUS being the HEAD of the BODY, { Ephesians 2:13-22 }.

( 220 ). It is at this point the ministry of GOD the HOLY SPIRIT is adjusted and expanded. The HOLY SPIRIT no longer comes "upon" Believers as He did at Pentecost, but rather "seals them" { 2- Corinthians 1:21-22; - Ephesians 1:13 - & - 4:30 }, and indwells them { Romans 8:8-11; - & - 2- Timothy 1:14 }.

( 221 ). Dear Brother and Sister in CHRIST: "dwells all the fullness of the GODHEAD bodily { Colossians 2:9 } and "He is with us!" This corresponds to the SHEKINAH GLORY of the Old Testament manifestations.

( 222 ). As the "SPIRIT of CHRIST" - "GOD is with us!" GOD is still in the Temple! But we ask, "Do we still have a Temple?" Yes, we still have a Temple! The Apostle Paul said, "What don't you know that your body is the Temple of the HOLY SPIRIT, { 1- Corinthians 6:19 }? This is why he could say, "CHRIST in you, the Hope of glory { Colossians 1:27 }."

( 223 ). GOD the HOLY SPIRIT is bearing witness with the Christians spirit of life { Romans 8:16 } is evidence that "GOD is with us!" EMMANUEL! He's real! This is a real wonder isn't it, the SHEKINAH GLORY is no longer external, but is now internal! This is a new Dispensation, beginning "NOT" at the Cross, but by the instrumentality of the Cross.

( 224 ). The presence of GOD is in the inside of every Child of GOD during this present Dispensation of Grace! Saints of GOD today are no longer second-class citizens! . . . Israel had enjoyed the very presence of GOD and was eventually set aside because of their blindness and rejection.

( 225 ). But, Israel will once again enjoy the very presence of GOD when He reigns in His Millennial Kingdom! On the other hand, right now the BODY OF CHRIST enjoys the presence of the LORD. Just think of the Grace of GOD! In times past, Gentiles were considered as heathen which they were, and are according to the Word of GOD, see { 1- Thessalonians 4:5 }.

( 226 ). Gentiles were not partakers of the "root and fatness of the olive tree, { Romans 11:17 }." But when they became Saints, they became adopted Children of Almighty GOD!

( 227 ). Scripture: " . . . Without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the Covenants of promise, having no hope, and without GOD in the world, { Ephesians 2:12 },"

( 228 ). Who were the Jews? They were in the past, and are right now in the present, the chosen people of JEHOVAH. They were looked upon as "the apple of GOD's eye." They were then, now, and will be in the future MESSIAH's chosen nation. And, they will become the head nation! ... Who are the Gentiles? Gentiles have always been considered as dogs, and heathen? Gentiles didn't deserve GOD's Grace, there will be no Gentiles in Heaven, but GOD did something wonderful . . .

( 229 ). The LORD put the believing sinner whether he had been a lost Jew or Gentile into CHRIST JESUS and His SPIRIT into every person that came to CHRIST by faith, and after that they will forever praise GOD and give Him glory! "Rejoice always and again I say rejoice! When you have the GLORY OF GOD, and the presence of GOD, you have need of nothing else!

( 230 ). Now this same comforting promise, "GOD with us", translates over into this "Dispensation of the Mystery of the Grace of GOD" - of which - is this day and Age in which we 20th Century Saints live. - 2010 . . .!

 

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