THE WORLD TO COME
We are considering the Messianic prophecies of scripture and how those prophecies foretell the purposes of our Father concerning the Kingdom of God and the world to come. These truths are both relevant and important, for they reveal to us what will ultimately take place on earth when Christ appears in the very near future! The following Truth is very important for us to know and understand at this time: “And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:20-21). Our Lord Jesus Christ will appear to change us into His glorious image and heavenly likeness, as it is written: "we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). Christ’s appearing will also begin those wonderful “times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” Therefore, it is important that we understand all that the prophets of the Lord foretold since the world began! And for those of us who love the Lord and seek to do all His will, every prophetic promise of scripture is important for us to know and understand!
Our Lord also instructed us to pray this way: “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Mt. 6:9-13). If we are one of His elect, this prayer truly expresses the deep desire of our hearts, just as it does the perfect will of God. We are asking our Father to send His Kingdom to the earth and for His will be done right here on this earth! And when His will is finally done on this earth, as it is being done in Heaven, a new Earth will come forth, free from all evil, debts and temptation. Christ and His sons will then reign over all the earth, with the Kingdom power and authority of our Heavenly Father!
When we pray this prayer, we are asking God to send His Kingdom to this earth, so that His perfect will may be done in every area and realm of this corrupt and evil world! We are asking our Father to deliver us from this world and its corruption, and to establish His righteous Kingdom here on earth, which will bring forth a new world, a new Earth or the world to come! We are also asking our Father for those new heavens and that new Earth wherein dwells His righteousness! (Notice that the word “heavens” is plural in scripture, for there will be a new spiritual Heaven along with a new literal heaven, also called the firmament, as well as a new earth; see Is. 65:17, 66:22 & 2 Pet. 3:13). And we are also asking our loving and merciful Father to send us Christ, the Lord, “which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.” Our Father is beginning to answer that prayer, for this is the Day when He will fulfill all His holy, prophetic Word of Truth!
In our previous booklet, we closed with Isaiah’s prophecy in chapter fifty nine, verses fourteen to seventeen. The remainder of that chapter is equally important and says this: “According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coastlands He will make compensation. So [as the result of the Messiah's intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]. [Matt 8:11; Luke 13:29.] He shall come as a Redeemer to Zion and to those in Jacob (Israel) who turn from transgression, says the Lord. As for Me, this is My covenant or league with them, says the Lord: My Spirit, Who is upon you [and Who writes the law of God inwardly on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your [true, spiritual] children, or out of the mouths of your children's children, says the Lord, from Henceforth and forever. [Jer. 31:33; Rom. 11:26,27; Gal. 3:29; Heb. 12:22-24.]” (Is. 59:18-21, AMP).
Although it is unpopular to do so, we feel the need to point out the negative side of the Word of the Lord along with the positive. In this anointed, prophetic Word, the Lord declares through Isaiah that there will be punishment for the disobedient as well as great, spiritual rewards for the righteous. The Lord made this very clear, when He said, “According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coastlands He will make compensation.” There will be rewards for the righteous, as well as wrath and recompense, including judgment unto correction, for the enemies of the Lord, and for those who disregarded His Word of guidance and direction, and refused to do all His will. All the Lord’s “enemies” will be judged and corrected by Him, when the fullness of Christ reigns in the power and glory of the Kingdom of God!
Also, the Lord will “make compensation,” for those “on the foreign islands and coastlands,” when the seas or oceans no longer exist in the new earth, eliminating fishing and other oceanic activities in the world to come. The Lord will provide for those “on the foreign islands and coastlands” in the new world to come, spiritually compensating them, or giving them their deserved rewards, according to the life they lived in this world. They will also be compensated for their loss when there no longer are any seas or oceans in the next world. We should also point out the truth that since Father has an elect remnant who are doing all His holy will in the earth, our obedience reveals the error of those who are living their lives in sin and disobedience to the pure and perfect will of our Father in Heaven.
This scripture tells it more clearly: “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your (or, our) obedience is complete” (2 Cor. 10:4-7, NAS). Our obedience to the perfect Will and Word of our Father prepares the way for the disobedience of others to be judged and corrected! Not only will we be rewarded for our faithful obedience to the perfect will of our Father in Heaven, but we are also setting the standard by which all others will be judged and corrected. By our obedience, we are releasing the sinful and the disobedient into the loving and merciful hands of their heavenly Father, to be judged and corrected by Him! The sinful and the disobedient will be judged and corrected “as the result of Messiah's intervention” when our “obedience is complete!” Then the once sinful and disobedient people “shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun.”
Then Isaiah, the anointed prophet of the Lord, said this: “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives]. [Matt 8:11; Luke 13:29.]” (Is. 59:19, AMP). Most certainly this Word applies to our own individual lives, as well as to the world around us. When the enemy of our soul comes in like the flood of a rushing stream to torment and trouble us and attempt to lead us astray, the Spirit of the Lord will raise up a standard against him. Our tests and trials, especially those brought on by the enemy, cause the Lord to establish Himself within us in a greater way, making us the standard that He is raising against the enemy. As a tree becomes stronger when its roots grow deeper due to strong winds blowing upon it, so also do we grow stronger in the Spirit when we are tested and tried by the enemy! When the enemy comes at us like a raging flood of waters, the Lord rises up within us, making us stronger and stronger, so that WE BECOME the standard to be raised against all the evil everywhere else!
During this present Day of the Lord, it seems there is more enemy or satanic activity than at any time in the history of the world. This is borne out by the scripture, which says, “Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time” (Rev. 12:12). Every form and type of evil is now directed against the elect of the Lord. We are witnessing lies, deception, false doctrines and false prophets, all supposedly in the name of the Lord, intended to lead us into error and deception, if that were possible! Some of it even comes forth under the guise of “kingdom teaching.” Be awake and aware, saints of the Lord! Seek the Lord for His loving, merciful and strong protection from all that is false and of the enemy during this dark and strange midnight hour of transition! The enemy of our souls is coming at us with great wrath, “because he knoweth that he hath but a short time!”
However, we need not fear the attacks of the enemy as long as our hearts are right with the Lord! Indeed, there is no fear in God, for His perfect Love casts out all fear, as it is written: “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. HE THAT FEARETH IS NOT MADE PERFECT IN LOVE” (1 John 4:16-18).
The enemy has come in like a flood, but the Spirit of the Lord raised up a standard against “him!” He has raised up that “standard” within us, making us stronger and well able to go through the severe tests of the enemy! But the enemy is at work in the earth and in the world all around us as well. When we step back and take a look at the big picture, to see things as they are now in the world all around us, we can see that the enemy is indeed coming in like a flood to take over the nations of this world! BUT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL HERE, and He has the only viable, spiritual Plan that will work! All the signs of the times indicate that the governments and kingdoms of man are falling, to be replaced by the sovereign government of the Kingdom of our God!
God is allowing all this enemy activity among the nations and the governments of man to prepare us for the reign of Christ in the new world to come! The Kingdom of God is coming to Earth! The overcomers, which we are, are reigning with Christ, silently, secretly and by the Spirit, forcing the negative powers to fulfill the Word of the Lord, which is purposed of God to eliminate all of man’s governments and replace them all with the righteous government of the Kingdom of our God (see Rev. 2:26-27)! And how does the enemy come in? “He will come like a rushing stream WHICH THE BREATH OF THE LORD DRIVES].” In other words, all the evil that is taking place in the earth now, as destructive and as negative as it is, is driven by the breath or the wind of the sovereign Spirit of the Lord! All that is taking place in the world today, including both the negative and the positive powers, are the result of “MESSIAH’S INTERVENTION!” And His “intervention,” which is His redemptive, spiritual involvement to correct our lives and our world, will continue until all is restored and in harmony with the righteous principles of the Kingdom of our Father!
The Lord has raised up a “pharaoh” today, just as He did in history. “For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth” (Rom. 9:17-18). “What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: And that he might make known the riches of his glory on THE VESSELS OF MERCY, WHICH HE HAD AFORE PREPARED UNTO GLORY, EVEN US, WHOM HE HATH CALLED, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?” (Rom. 9:22-24). Indeed, even the negative aspects of this Day reveal the greater purposes of our loving and merciful Father!
Our heavenly Father has brought forth “vessels of mercy, which He had afore prepared unto glory, even us, whom He hath called.” We are those “vessels of mercy,” whom Father has prepared unto Glory, or for our transformation, which is the great Glory of the new and more abundant Life of Christ in the Kingdom of our Father! We shall become what HE IS, by the Glory of the appearing of Christ, the Lord! And when we come forth in His image and likeness, we will also show forth the abundant Love and Mercy of the Lord, thus fulfilling our high calling as Father’s called and chosen “vessels of mercy!”
We also see the truth of the present manifestation of gross darkness in the book of Revelations: “AFTER THIS” (or after the great Day of the Lord’s wrath had come, which is this present Day, or the Day of the Lord) “I saw four angels stationed at the four corners of the earth, firmly holding back the four winds of the earth so that no wind should blow on the earth or sea or upon any tree. [Zech. 6:5.] Then I saw a second angel coming up from the east (the rising of the sun) and carrying the seal of the living God. And with a loud voice he called out to the four angels who had been given authority and power to injure earth and sea, Saying, Harm neither the earth nor the sea nor the trees, until we have sealed the bond servants of our God upon their foreheads. [Ezek. 9:4.]” (Rev. 7:1-3, AMP). And is not the “sealing” in our “foreheads,” a sign or symbol indicating that we have received the mind of Christ? Are we not “the bond servants of our God?” Are we not those “servants” who faithfully serve the Lord (Rev. 22:3), and who are being shown “things which must shortly be done” (Rev. 22:6)?
Four angels are seen holding back the four winds of the Spirit. The power of those four winds of the Spirit is to hurt or injure the earth, the sea, and the trees. We believe those four winds of the Spirit represent the power of God, which shall begin to fulfill Father’s purposes for the end of this world and the beginning of the next. But those winds were being held back. Another angel appeared, calling on the four angels to continue holding back those four winds of the Spirit until the bond servants of the Lord, which are Father’s elect and chosen ones, were sealed by the Spirit in their foreheads. However, if the wind or the breath of the Spirit is now driving or blowing the winds of the Spirit to hurt or injure the earth, the sea and the trees, which we believe it is, this tells us that the servants of the Lord, or His elect and chosen ones, are now sealed in their foreheads by the Spirit of God, unto their high calling as manifest sons of the living God! Those whom Father has chosen to be His firstfruits of the harvest, or the first to be changed into His image and likeness, are now “sealed” unto their high calling. They are the elect and chosen ones “who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in the midst of” the City and Temple of the Lord (Eze. 9:4, AMP). They/we are set apart wholly unto the Lord, and nothing shall by any means separate us from that high calling of God in Christ! Our calling in God is already set and determined by our Father, and we are thus “sealed” unto God and to our high calling in Him!
Furthermore, the overcomers, in union with Christ, their Head, Lord and King, are reigning in the earth NOW! We are reigning by simply BEING! God has given them/us “power over the nations: and He (this corporate Christ is now ruling) them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter (are the nations and their governments now being) broken to shivers: even as I received of My Father” (Rev. 2:26-27). We are now witnessing the breaking to shivers of the governments of man! It may get worse before it gets any better, but GOD IS IN CONTROL HERE! He is reigning over the Earth NOW! This is the Day of the Lord, and also the great Kingdom Day/Age when Christ and His sons with Him are reigning over all the Earth! We certainly are not sitting on a literal throne, but we are reigning spiritually, from our Father’s throne in the spiritual Heavens. And His is the greatest power of any throne any where! It is our Father’s sovereign plan and holy purpose that we should bring forth the new Earth, “wherein dwelleth righteousness,” for we are in full union with Christ, the King, the Lord and the Creator of all!
Also, in this strange and dark time of transition, when the enemy, that is secretly at work in the world all around us, has come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord is raising a standard against “him” and is putting “him” to flight! And you and I are that standard, which God is lifting up, to defeat all the enemies and put “them” all to flight! We are reigning in and with Christ, to defeat all the enemies and establish the righteousness of Christ in all the earth! We are those “vessels of mercy, which He had afore prepared unto glory, even us whom He hath called,” the same “vessels,” to whom He has given “power over the nations!”
Isaiah’s prophecy also tells us this: “He shall come as a Redeemer to Zion and to those in Jacob (Israel) who turn from transgression, says the Lord. As for Me, this is My covenant or league with them, says the Lord: My Spirit, Who is upon you [and Who writes the law of God inwardly on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your [true, spiritual] children, or out of the mouths of your children's children, says the Lord, from Henceforth and forever. [Jer. 31:33; Rom. 11:26,27; Gal 3:29; Heb 12:22-24.]” (Is. 59:18-21, AMP). Christ shall soon appear to us as our Redeemer! He will appear to those of us in Zion who have turned away from the many transgressions of the world and it’s corrupt, man-oriented systems, including all the Babylonish systems of man! The Word of the Lord, along with the new and more glorious Word of the Kingdom of God, is written and engraved upon the tables of our hearts, causing us to do all the pure and perfect will of our Father in Heaven!
To realize how bad the church system has become, we would like to share with you a portion written by Garry Wills in his book, “What Jesus Meant.” Mr. Wills is professor emeritus of history at Northwestern University, and he reveals truths that we have repeatedly shared for years. This is what he wrote about the many errors of the church system: “There is no such thing as ‘Christian politics.’ If it is a politics, it cannot be Christian. Jesus told Pilate: ‘My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supporters would have fought against my being turned over to the Jews. But my reign is not here’ (John 18:36). Jesus brought no political message or program. This is a truth that needs emphasis at a time when some (politicians) fearing that (other politicians) have advanced over them by the use of religion, want to respond with a claim that Jesus is really on their side. He is not. He avoided those who would trap him into taking sides for or against the Roman occupation of Judea. He paid his taxes to the occupying power but said only, ‘Let Caesar have what belongs to him, and God have what belongs to him’ (Matthew 22:21).
“Those (Christians) who want the state to engage in public worship, or even to have prayer in schools, are defying his injunction: ‘When you pray, be not like the pretenders, who prefer to pray in the synagogues and in the public square, in the sight of others. In truth I tell you, that is all the profit they will have. But you, when you pray, go into your inner chamber and, locking the door, pray there in hiding to your Father, and your Father who sees you in hiding will reward you’ (Matthew 6:5-6). He shocked people by his repeated violation of the external holiness code of his time, emphasizing that his religion was an internal matter of the heart.
“The Romans did not believe Jesus when he said he had no political ambitions. That is why the soldiers mocked him as a failed king, giving him a robe and scepter and bowing in fake obedience (John 19:1-3). Those who today say that they are creating or following a ‘Christian politics’ continue the work of those soldiers, disregarding the words of Jesus that his reign is not of this order - they are worshiping a false god. They commit idolatry. They also take the Lord’s name in vain.” (End of quotation.) There is every reason why all the elect should immediately forsake the corrupt church system, if they haven’t already! It is not just because of the many errors and false doctrines within her, but because it is clearly the will of our Father in Heaven for all His elect to do so!
Getting back to Isaiah’s prophecy (Is. 59:18-21, AMP), we can see that we are the “children's children,” of this prophecy, whom the Lord mercifully included in these promises! We also are the Israel of God, dwelling on Mt Zion, which is the holy hill of the Lord! And we also are those “who turn from transgression.” We have turned from the many errors of the church system, and are continually turning away from the many iniquities of all the Babylonish systems of this world! As much as is possible, we are no longer a part of the corrupt and sinful worldly systems of man, where transgressions abound, for our loving and merciful Father called us out of them all, to live and reign with Him on Mt Zion.
When our Father called us to come out from among the carnal, corrupt, worldly systems of man, He was also in effect renewing His Word or His covenant with us, saying, “My Spirit, Who is upon you [and Who writes the law of God inwardly on the heart], and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, says the Lord, from Henceforth and forever!” When He called us out of man’s worldly systems, our Father made a covenant with us, even the same covenant that He made with our spiritual forefathers in history. And that covenant promises that God will write His Word and His law, including the principles of His Kingdom, on the hearts of His chosen ones, causing us to walk obediently and faithfully in this world, doing all the will of our Heavenly Father!
Another Messianic Prophecy
“THE SPIRIT of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, [Rom. 10:15.] To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, [Matt 11:2-6; Luke 4:18,19; 7:22.] To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion--to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit--that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified” (Is. 61:1-3, AMP).
This Messianic Prophecy foretells of the Lord’s deliverance for all the people here on earth. Some would like to confine this prophecy to Heaven alone, but it is a Prophetic Word giving promise of the coming of the Lord, which would benefit all the needy people on this earth! Only on earth are there poor, afflicted, brokenhearted and physical and spiritual captives, as well as the blind and those in prison. None of these will ever be found in Heaven, for ALL THERE ARE FREE INDEED in that realm of Spirit! This prophecy is all about our Father’s plan and purpose to FULLY REDEEM ALL the bound and sinful captives right here on this corrupted, old earth! It is the Lord’s clearly stated purpose to fully redeem and restore this sinful world, including all the people of it and on it, bringing forth a new Earth, according to His pure, unadulterated, prophetic Word, given by all the Lord’s anointed prophets since the world began!
Isaiah’s prophecy in chapter sixty-one that we quoted above is the spiritual equivalent of Leviticus, chapter twenty-five, which refers to Israel’s Jubilee celebration. Israel was to observe the Jubilee every fiftieth year, for an entire year. In the Year of Jubilee, all bondages were eliminated; every captive, slave or servant was set free and allowed to return home to their families. The Year of Jubilee was also to be a year of rest. During the Jubilee, the Israelites were not to sow or reap or store food. They were to eat the increase of the field, or that which grew of itself. The land would yield its fruit for three years and would provide sufficient food for everyone in Israel. As long as the people observed the principles of the Jubilee, and allowed the land to rest, there would be enough food for everyone during the Jubilee and beyond. The land was not to be sold into a perpetual ownership, for all the land belonged to the Lord! And if a poor man sold his property because of his poverty, his next of kin could redeem it or buy it back for him, during the Year of Jubilee.
If an Israelite was poor or became ill, his brother Israelite was to receive him into his home as a hired hand and not as a slave or a servant, to nurture and care for him. But in the Year of Jubilee, that poor or ill brother was set free and allowed to return home. Then the Lord said this about a brother Israelite: “Charge him no interest or [portion of] increase, but fear your God, so your brother may [continue to] live along with you. You shall not give him your money at interest nor lend him food at a profit. I am the Lord your God, Who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God” (Lev. 25:36-38, AMP). How far we have deviated from the true way of righteousness! Usury or collecting interest on money loaned, is costing us dearly. It is the poor who generally need to borrow money, but our current “usury” system makes it almost impossible for a poor person to climb out of the financial hole he is in. But it will not be that way in the world to come! It is a violation of Divine law to charge interest on loans made to “brothers,” as it is written: “Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it” (Deut. 23:19-20). In the new world of tomorrow, all the Divine laws as well as the will of God will be faithfully observed by all.
In the new “Land” of the Kingdom of God on Earth, “usury” or interest will not be charged to “brothers!” Real and true “brothers” are few and far between at this time of spiritual darkness and gross confusion! But there will be many true “Brothers” in that great, new Kingdom Day! The corrupt church system is one with the Babylonish systems of this world, so there is little difference between the “Christians” of today and those in the spiritual darkness and confusion of the systems of this world! “Christians” today think nothing of charging usury, but in this new Day all usury will be unacceptable, especially for true “Brothers!” Until the morning of this new Day dawns, usury may be acceptable, for there are many who are “strangers” to the eternal plans and purposes of our Father for His earthly Kingdom! The Lord said, “Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.” There is a new “Land” and a new world to come, with a new set of principles for all “Brothers” to observe and do! We are learning about them now, as our Father prepares us to inherit that new and greater, Kingdom Land of the future!
It is not yet the TIME for us to observe the principles of the Jubilee! The Word of the Lord tells us: “To every thing there is a season, and A TIME to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecc. 3:1). The true, spiritual and literal Jubilee has never yet been fulfilled or observed in fullness throughout all the earth and for all mankind! But it surely shall be, and much sooner than we may realize. Just as there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven, so also is there a season and a time when the Spirit of God will call for a universal Jubilee for all mankind and every creature! In that great Jubilee Day of the future and in the world to come, every captive will be set free! All those who are bound by sin, death, sickness, disease, poverty and man’s inhumanity to man, shall be gloriously delivered and set free from their many bondages in the world to come! That Jubilee will not be for just one year, as it was in Israel, but for the entire, thousand-year Day/Age of the Kingdom of God on Earth, and possibly beyond!
All that the Jubilee promised for Israel in the natural and in their history, is fully provided for the benefit of the whole creation during the greater Jubilee of the Kingdom of God on Earth! What a glorious Day that will be! And this is the beginning of that great, Kingdom Day! However, as with all days, ages and dispensations set aside by God, each of those days must begin at sundown or at evening time! When each day began during the creation of the first world, the Lord said, “And the evening and the morning were the first day” (Gen. 1:5, see also Gen. 1:8, 13, 19, 23 & 31). Therefore, evening and morning determines the beginning of a new Day or Age in the Kingdom of our Father!
This present Kingdom Day/Age began at evening time, or at sundown. Evening time or sundown refers to that period at the end of the day, when the sun goes down in the West (Deut. 16:6). This tells us that this Kingdom Day began at evening time and has progressed, from evening time to midnight, and from midnight (which is where I believe we are now) to the “cockcrowing,” and from the “cockcrowing” to the morning dawn (see Mk. 13:35)! About fifteen years ago, a spiritual “Light” shined at that “evening time,” by the Spirit, revealing to us that the new Day/Age of the Kingdom of God on Earth had just begun (Zech. 14:7)! We are NOW LIVING IN THE NEW DAY/AGE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH! But we must now progress from this midnight hour to the “cockcrowing,” and then to the dawning of the morning of this new Kingdom Day! And when the morning of this new, Kingdom Day/Age dawns, the Jubilee “trumpet” will sound, calling all the Lord’s chosen ones to observe the wonderful principles of the true, spiritual Jubilee! And that true, spiritual Jubilee will bring forth a new Day of the Grace, Life, Peace, Prosperity and the Glory of the Lord; it will truly be a Day or Age to remember, honor and celebrate in the wonderful and blessed Kingdom of our Father!
When that new, Kingdom morning dawns, the Lord, which we believe includes Christ the Body as well as Christ the Head, will then be anointed “to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” And when liberty is proclaimed to all the captives and they are all delivered, every one of them will be set free to worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth! The Word of the Lord continues, “To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified” (Is. 61:1-3). “The acceptable year of the LORD,” during which all the captives are set free and every prisoner is released, is truly the fulfillment of the original Jubilee! Those who were prisoners and captives are not only set free from all their bondages, but they are also given God’s comfort in exchange for their mourning, as well as His beauty for their ashes, the oil of joy for their mourning, and the garment of praise in exchange for the spirit of heaviness that once burdened and afflicted them. In other words, they will be transformed to become exactly like Christ!
We should also see that this Day is “the day of vengeance of our God!” There is much more to this great, Kingdom Day than proclaiming the acceptable year of the Lord and setting all the captives free. Although that is by far the greatest and most important work, one that is desperately needed, yet God must also take care of all the enemies that have plagued us all during the ages of man in this world, and throughout our long night of tests and trials. It is also our Father’s preordained purpose that Christ “must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death” (1 Cor. 15:25-26). By the peaceful and righteous reign of the Christ on Earth, every enemy that has existed from the beginning of time will be defeated and put under the feet of this Christ! Not one “enemy” shall escape the Lord’s vengeance, in fulfillment of this anointed, prophetic Word “The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool” (Ps. 110:1).
Vengeance, which means to retaliate, pay back in kind, or take revenge against someone who has harmed us or done us wrong, should not be a part of us. Vengeance belongs only to the Lord. It is up to the Lord to bring vengeance upon those who deserve it, as it is written: “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God's] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says the Lord. [Deut. 32:35.]” (Rom. 12:19, AMP). As things are now, we do not yet possess the righteousness of Christ and the purity of His mind in fullness, to render righteous judgment and avenge ourselves. Only the Lord has that ability now. But, in due time, we too will possess that righteous judgment, for we shall soon come forth in His royal image and Heavenly likeness! Then, in union with Christ, we will judge with His mind, showing forth only and always the purity of the righteousness of Christ.
Among the many Messianic prophecies of God’s Word, there is this Word of Truth, promising a righteous and just government right here on this earth: “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice IN THE EARTH. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS” (Jer. 23:5-6). For many centuries now, preachers and song writers have been telling us how wonderful it was going to be “up there.” Everything good and pure and righteous, which will surely take place, was declared to be reserved for heaven! In heaven there no longer would be sin and death and all the many other problems that we have experienced here on earth. In heaven there would be no pain, neither sorrow nor tears.
But many prophecies of scripture make it clear to us that all this is to take place right here ON THIS EARTH! HEAVEN IS COMING TO EARTH! GOD’S WILL SHALL BE DONE RIGHT HERE ON EARTH, JUST AS IT IS BEING DONE IN HEAVEN! THE LORD, WHO IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, SHALL MAKE HIS ABODE ON EARTH, TO LIVE WITH ALL MANKIND! ALL THAT GOD IS, IS COMING TO THE EARTH, CHANGING IT ALL AND MAKING ALL THINGS NEW! A NEW CREATION IS COMING, BRINGING FORTH A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH, WHERE RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL ABIDE!
Contrary to the words of man, God has declared, “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that.... a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice IN THE EARTH.” It is right here on Earth where our King, Christ Jesus, and we with Him, shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice! It is on earth where the will of God is to be done! It is high time we sang some new songs! We love to hear some of the old Gospel songs, sung and played by talented singers and musicians. But when they come to the part about all the wonderful things that are to take place “UP THERE,” I substitute the term, “DOWN HERE!” It is indeed DOWN HERE ON THIS EARTH where sorrow and sighing shall flee away. It is DOWN HERE ON THIS EARTH where there shall be NO TEARS! It is on this Earth, where sin and death shall be vanquished, destroyed and removed from all mankind forever! It is on this Earth where Christ and His co-kings with Him shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice!
The will of our Father is being done in Heaven! Heaven is already
the home of the redeemed! The prayer Jesus told us to pray expresses the will
of God for this world. It is that His Kingdom should come to Earth, and His
will be done here on Earth, just as His will is being done in the Heavens of
Spirit! Daniel prophesied, “I saw in the night visions, and behold, on
the clouds of the heavens came one like a Son of man, and He came to the Ancient
of Days and was presented before Him. And there was given Him [the Messiah]
dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should
serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away,
and His kingdom is one which shall not be destroyed. [Rev 5:1-10.]” (Dan.
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