Sunday, December 2, 2018

Final Positions in Eternity (U70)

        'Your Eternal Inheritance'

Inside New Jerusalem

Thrones of God
1. Father God on His Throne
2. Our Lord Jesus on His Throne
3. Holy Spirit and the bride of the Lamb on the Throne.
I John 2:5  But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
Note - Bride of the Lamb or sons of God, who with the help of the Holy Spirit of truth have endured all sufferings for His Name sake and whose love for God has been perfected.
Rom 8:16-19  The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

Before the Throne of God
Rev 22:14,19  Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
    Only those who keep the commandments of Jesus can enter into the New Jerusalem.
Note - when we cannot keep some of His commandments, we must humble ourselves before Him and then He will give us more grace and empower us with His Spirit and truth.
1. Friends - these are His devout, trustworthy and obedient disciples who know God's will and works. (including Abraham and possibly Noah, Daniel, etc.)
John 15:14-15  You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
2. Faithful Servants - these are His faithful shepherds who obediently care, nourish and love all those under their jurisdiction. These will include all the kings of the earth who will bring honour to worship God.

On the New Earth
Those saved are outside New Jerusalem.
Rev 21:24  And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
    These saved are Jews who had followed the Law, devout Gentiles and Christians who are unworthy to enter the New Jerusalem. Christians are warned that whoever takes away any part of His words, he may lose his salvation with his name wiped out from the Book of Life.
Rev 22:19  and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. I Am Coming Quickly

Lake of Fire
Rev 13:8  All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
    It was predestined that men will not have their names written in the Book of Life for God wants everyone to be saved by their good works. Noah and Abraham too had to obey God's orders and the Jews had to keep the Mosiac Law in order to be saved. Thank God that in Christ Jesus we are saved by His grace and not of works, when we believe the gospel of Jesus.
Rom 5:12  Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned
Rom 3:23-24  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Marriage of the Lamb (U69)

Rev 21:1-2  Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    After the Great White Throne judgment Satan, false prophet and all those with the mark of the beast and also those whose names are not written in the Book of life were found in the Lake of fire for their eternal damnation.
    Then God created the New heaven and the New earth. All those in heaven with God the Father will immediately be transferred to the New heaven. This will comprise the heavenly hosts, the bride of the Lamb or sons of God (perfected saints) and other resurrected saints at Rapture (1st resurrection).
    All those left behind on earth will also be transferred to the New earth. This will comprise of our Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrected saints, 144,000 Israeli converts and all those whose names were written in the Book of life.

Rev 21:3  And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
    As soon as the New Jerusalem reaches the New Earth, our Lord Jesus with His friends (kings who will rule with Him during His Millennium Rule) will enter Jerusalem to claim the bride for His marriage.
    After the marriage, the bride with the Holy Spirit is given the power to invite those worthy in the New Jerusalem to drink from the river of life.
Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
   
Rev 21:27  But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
    Those whose names are found in the Lamb's Book of Life are His true disciples, who abide in His words.
John 8:31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

What about the 144,000
Rev 14:5  These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.
   These 144,000 are true disciples of our Lord. But they only believed after they have seen Rapture and the One they pierced.
John 20:29  Jesus said to him, "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."

Heros of Faith
Heb 11:24-26  By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
    Many of the heroes of faith may have their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
Heb 11:35, 39-40  Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection... And all these, having obtained  good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Worthy of New Jerusalem (U68)

     'Mankind Final Inheritance'

Rev 22:12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city."

Predestined to be Sons of God
Eph 1:4-5 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.
    Not only are we saved by believing the gospel of Jesus but the extra grace of His adoption to become sons of God and joint heirs with Christ if we suffer with Him.
    Blessed is he who is counted worthy by God to be joint heir with Christ that he will be glorified with Him as the son of God or the bride of the Lamb.
Rom 8:16-17 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Mat 5:44-45a, 48 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven... Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect."
    With His words and the anointing of the Spirit of truth, we will be able to be free from the bondages of this world, overcome heresies and the deceptions of false christs, false prophets and the Devil himself. With the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, we can attain perfection just as He is perfect.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him."

Rewards for Peter's Faith
Mat 19:27-28 Then Peter answered and said to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?" So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel."
    All those who trust Him completely by following Him will be seated on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel which includes Moses, King David, Samuel, King Solomon, etc.
Luke 22:28-30 "But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials. And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel."

2Tim 4:6-8 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
    Paul admonished the heretics and hypocrites. He taught and discipled his followers. Most of all, he loved one another just like our Lord Jesus loved us for with him to live is Christ and to die is gain.
    Don't you think that Peter and Paul and His other disciples are worthy to enter the New Jerusalem?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Can You enter New Jerusalem? (U67)

      'Your Eternal Inheritance'

Rev 22:12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city."
    Why is it that only those who keep His commandments can enter into New Jerusalem!

Purpose of Commandments
1Tim 1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith,
    In the Old Covenant, any Jew who kept the commandments of Moses will be transformed to be like the good Samaritan filled with love for God and men. Without the commandments the Priesthood and Levites were hypocrites and merciless. (Please read Luke 10:25-37)

1John 3:18-19 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
    Similarly, when we keep His commandments we express our sincere love for God. Then we are found worthy for our Lord Jesus to baptize us with the Spirit of truth. With truth we are free from all bondages and worldliness. We will then sincerely love our neighbours and also love one another as Jesus had loved us.
John 14:15-17a "If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth"

Cannot enter New Jerusalem
Rev 21:23, 27 The city (New Jerusalem) had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light... But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
   Without truth, all these so-called born again Christians will deceive themselves that they are spiritual when they are so carnal and worldly. Galatian 5 gives a good list of those still walking in the flesh.
Gal 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Those outside New Jerusalem
Rev 22:15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
    They are like dogs who return back to its vormit just like last days' Christians.

Last Days' Christians
2 Tim 3:1-7 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
    It looks like that majority of last days' Christians with be found outside the New Jerusalem with some possibly in the lake of fire.
    Brethren, do not be the norm in the last days but be transformed by His word and Spirit by keeping His commandments.

Outside New Jerusalem (U66)

       'Your Eternal Inheritance'

Scene in heaven after Rapture
Rev 7:9, 14 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands... And I said to him, "Sir, you know." So he said to me, "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
    Multitudes of resurrected elect will appear before the throne of God in heaven. However, only those who will be without the mark of the  beast and martyred during the Great Tribulation will come back to rule with Jesus during His Millennium Rule.
Rev 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been *beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands.* And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

Coming of the Bride of the Lamb
Rev 21:1-2 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
    Before the creation of the New heaven and New earth, all those elect left in heaven will be those taken up at Rapture less those resurrected martyrs who will be ruling with our Lord Jesus during His Millennium Rule. These resurrected elect will go into New Jerusalem in the New heaven to be with God the Father.  
    At the marriage of the Lamb, the bride of the Lamb in New Jerusalem along with our Father God and the rest of the resurrected elect (as friends and servants of the bride) will descend down to the New Earth.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God."

Nations outside New Jerusalem
Rev 21:23-27 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. And *the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light*, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
    All those saved will be outside New Jerusalem and only their kings can enter the New Jerusalem to bring glory and honour to worship our Lord. They will bring out the leaves of the tree of life for the healing of the imperfect incorruptible bodies of all those outside (saved). Since they have not faithfully kept His word, their transformations were not perfect for His word is life and spirit.
    While they were still alive they could not trust Jesus enough to keep His commandments. Their love of the world and their lies for personal gain destroyed their chances of becoming holy.
    They are fortunate that they are humble enough to repent of their sins, otherwise their names will be wiped out from the book of life.
Rev 22:1-2  And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Those on the New Earth (U65)

         'Your Eternal Inheritance'

1Thess 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
   At Rapture the elect will be resurrected into their glorious incorruptible bodies. They will meet the Lord in the cloud and then follow Him back to heaven and be with Him forever.
   At the Great White Throne judgement, the wicked, abominable, unbelieving, liars and unsaved will be resurrected into their inglorious incorruptible bodies. They will be cast into the Lake of fire for their eternal agony.
    At the Great White Throne judgment, all those whose names are found written in the book of life will be saved and they will remain on earth to be with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Resurrected Martyrs as Kings
Rev 20:4-5 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
   All those martyred during the Great Tribulation and resurrected at Rapture will be given white robes to wear. They will come back to earth to rule with Christ during His Millennium Rule. They will all sit on thrones.
Rev 6:9,11a When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. Then a white robe was given to each of them...

The New Heaven and New Earth
    After the Great White Throne judgement, Death and Hades will be cast into the Lake of fire for their eternal punishment.
    After the creation of the New Heaven and the New Earth, all those with our Father God Almighty in heaven will go with the Father into the New Heaven
    Similarly, all those with our Lord Jesus on earth will go with Him into the New earth.

Those going into the New earth
    After the Great White Throne Judgment, those left on earth with our Lord Jesus will be the resurrected martyrs (elect), the resurrected 144,000 Israelites and those found written in the book of life.

Those written in the Book of Life
1. Christians (who are saved by His grace) unless they have committed unpardonable sins or they refuse to repent of heresies, distorted truth and wrong doctrines and sins leading to death.
2. Jews who have kept His law and have not apostated with unbelief, rebellion, hypocrisy nor blasphemy.
3. Devout Men such as the Patriarchs such Abel, Noah, Job, Lot, etc. (before Judaism) and also devout Gentiles. Many of the above may have been counted worthy to be the elect and taken back to heaven at Rapture.
Rom 2:11-14 For there is no partiality with God. For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves,

Second Resurrection (U64)

          'Your Eternal Inheritance'

Judgment is based on Works
Rev 20:11-14 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.
    The White Throne judgment is based on the works of each person from the books of which one is the book of life. Only the sea and Death and Hades gave up the dead to be judged.
Note - all those in heaven then will be the elect (judged and rewarded during the first Resurrection or Rapture).

Dead from the Sea
Those drowned especially during the deluge and tsunamis.

Dead from Death
Rom 2:11-12 For there is no partiality with God. For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law.
    All those who died and were not resurrected during the First Resurrection. These will include carnal and worldly so-called Christians, Jews, those before the Mosaic law and Gentiles.

Dead from Hades
Rev 14:9-10 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb."
    All those who have accepted the mark of the beast, rebelled against God, rejected the gospel of Jesus and servants of Satan.
John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

How will they be Judged?
Rev 21:8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
Cowardly - fearful of men more than God
Unbelieving - rejected the gospel of Jesus
Abominable - rebelled against God and His words
Murderers - includes those who hates his brethren
Sexually immoral - includes sodomites
Sorcerers - teach and practice heresies and deceptive doctrines
Idolaters - includes those who love money
All liars - servants of Satan the father of lies.
Rev 20:14-15 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Can Christians be Condemned?
Jude 1:5 But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.
    Christians can lose their salvation if they are abominable and teach or practice distorted truth, wrong doctrines or heresies.
Rev 22:18b-18a If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city,