Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kingdom of God-Beings to Rule Earth from Jerusalem!

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

Yeshua ascended to Heaven from the Mount of Olives and He will return to the Mount of Olives and liberate Jerusalem and reign from there with His glorified saints!

Acts 1:9-12

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.

12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath days journey.

This agrees with Zechariah 14:3-4

3 Then the LORD will go forth

And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.

4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,

Which faces Jerusalem on the east.

Yeshua has gone to Heaven and is preparing for the coming Kingdom of God, making room for us (converted Christians then transformed) in His Administration, preparing our positions and government seats in the Kingdom-Family of God, and will then return and receive us to Himself, sharing His glory and power and honor with us from Jerusalem, the seat of God's government, the Throne of David, the Throne of the LORD:

John 17:24

Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.

Yeshua will return and reign in Jerusalem, but the King of KINGS and Lord of LORDS will not rule alone! The apostles have been promised leading positions in God's Kingdom over the Twelve Tribes of Israel:

Matthew 19:28

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 [in Jerusalem], you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

But Christ will also gladly share power with us in the Kingdom of God, so we may rule with but under Him, as He rules with but under the Father (who is all in all):

2 Timothy 2:12

If we endure, We shall also reign with Him.

Revelation 3:21

To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

Revelation 5:10

And have made them kings and priests to our God;
And they shall reign on the earth.

Revelation 20:4-6

...And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

The Royal Family of God-Beings, the immortal Kingdom of God, will soon administer the government of God over all the Earth and later throughout the Universe!

Daniel 7:27

Then the kingdom and dominion,

And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven,

Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High.

His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.

God's servant Herbert W. Armstrong was the first to bring these brilliant Scriptures to my attention and I read them for myself in the Bible and was amazed that it's right there before us - if we'll only open our eyes to see and believe and gladly receive it! AWESOME!

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Will 25% Of Washington DC Move To San Francisco, CA Now?

Perhaps you are unaware but Washington DC has the highest of all homosexual populations. I guess you should not be too surprised of this. This figure may soon change since a San Francisco judge has overturned a ruling that would now allow homosexuals to become married. Now many folks in Cape Cod, Washington DC, Key West and other high density homosexual population areas may migrate.

Of course, this also opens up a whole new area of family law too, and homosexual family lawyers will also be moving to handle all the divorce cases. Can San Francisco handle the increased populations; it could become a huge inflow of people, perhaps in the millions estimates one alternative lifestyle demographer. One expert believes the numbers could be as high as 2-3 million gay-Americans moving into the San Francisco city/county.

Will other judges in other cases across the nation follow suit and will this dilute the flow of homosexual gay-Americans to San Francisco? What cities, counties or states will get this inflow in the future, right now that becomes a very big question and there is just no telling which high-profile cases might be overturned or come up in the future. Best guesses right now are that similar things will occur in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington, Oregon and New York.

Times are changing and it is just a matter of time until gay-marriage in America becomes much more common. Some fear this change and worry about the family unit, others who are very religious cringe at these changes, however they are coming regardless and perhaps sooner than expected, this has many very alarmed.

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Why Did Jesus Say, "Don't Cast Your Pearls Before Swine"?

"Don't give a smoker money to buy a good meal because he will just buy more cigarettes," says Waymon, 9.

The dangers of smoking are well documented, but I don't think Jesus had smokes in mind here. If you're puffing two packs a day, your throat and lungs may feel like fried bacon, but that's another matter.

"Do not play with people who do stuff wrong and fight rough," says Jalen, 6. This is great advice to prolong your life on the playground, but where's the connection with pigs and pearls, Jalen?

One of the most troubling interpretations comes from Jacob, 6: "I would never give my sister my toy." Hold on there, Jacob! If you're using this verse to justify "hogging" your toys, it won't work.

Remember the three rules for interpreting the Bible or any text: context, context and context. Let's look at this verse in a slightly larger context: "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces" (Matthew 7:6).

Here we have dogs, pearls, swine and someone being ripped to pieces. What's going on here?

The big clue is the first part of the verse, "Do not give what is holy to the dogs." Something holy is forbidden for dogs. I know this will be hard for dog lovers to believe, but at the time Jesus spoke these words, dogs were not man's best friend. They usually traveled in packs and were very dangerous.

To call someone a "dog" in the first century was the lowest insult. As they say in Texas, "Them is fightin' words."

The only thing worse than being called a "dog" was to be called a "pig." It's still very effective today. Under the dietary laws given by God for Israel, the pig was a forbidden, unclean animal. It was common for first-century Jews to refer to gentiles as swine because they considered them unclean.

One thing is sure. Jesus didn't try to appease scoffers. He purposely offended them.

Let's look to Jennifer, 10, for more light on what Jesus meant: "Jesus said don't give your pearls to a pig because a pig is too dumb to understand what a pearl is worth."

Spiritual dumbness has nothing to do with one's IQ. You can be a certified genius yet be dumb as a rock in spiritual matters.

But the warning here involves more than spiritual dumbness as in pigs trampling underfoot valuable pearls. There's a parallel thought at the end of the verse that refers back to the dogs.

What is this holy thing that causes dogs to turn on you and tear you to pieces? For the answer, we turn to Sarah, 12: "Don't try to give the gospel to people who have already rejected it."

This could be called the General Patton strategy for spreading the good news. Instead of going through fortifications, Patton's tank commanders went around them.

Jesus spoke of religious leaders who were offended by what he said: "Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into the ditch" (Matthew 15:14).

Don't waste your time preaching to those who are obviously hardened and scornful.

Think about this: The pearl of great value in the Gospel of Matthew is the messianic king and kingdom foretold by the ancient prophets.

Memorize this truth: "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it" (Matthew 13:45-46).

Ask this question: Then and now, some see Jesus Christ as the promised messiah and trust him as their savior, while others mock and scornfully reject him. Which will you do?

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