The righteous shall shine
forth as the sun in the kingdom of
their Father. Mat. 13:43
What is a
A Kingdom consists of a King, who rules over a
people, who live in a land, and are subject to the King's Law.
The King: Rev. 19:16
The people: Zech.14:1-3,16
The land: Rev. 11:15
The Laws: Mat. 22:36-40
With God's Laws in place of man's laws, the results will be:
Love, peace, freedom, joy, happiness, compassion, mercy, forgiveness,
growth, patience, challenge, rest, opportunity, safety, family,
accomplishment, children, contentment, satisfaction, excitement,
knowledge, understanding, wisdom, hope, fulfillment, beauty, music,
singing, dancing, laughter and . . . rejoicing.
The Kingdom of
Christ Means Rejoicing
IN BEING ALIVE
The Kingdom of God means rejoicing.
Isa. 65:17-19, Jer. 31:13,
Rejoicing in peace, in happiness
and in freedom. Isa. 32:17, 52:9, 55:12, 60:15
"When it comes to religion, some people lose their head, others try to
bury it in the sand." --Editors
Being created in His image,
means that our Father has a sense of humor and that he
IN YOUR CHILDREN
AS THE CHILDREN OF GOD
Wherefore come out from
among them, and be you separate, says the Lord, and touch not the
unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you,
and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. 2Cor.
Sun, ultraviolet image
When I consider your heavens, the
work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained; What
is man, that you are mindful of him?
What will life
be like in Christ's Kingdom?
The four primary human
activities are work, sleep, food and the pursuit of happiness.
Those who survive the Great Tribulation shall work to build homes and
plant food crops. Isa. 35:1 Work to clean up the destruction. Isa.
51:3, 52:9, 58:12
Work to bury the dead bodies, Eze. 39:9-15
They shall rest (relax or sleep)
without fear from war, crime or wild animals. Mic. 4:4, Zeph.
Eze. 34:22-28, Isa. 65:25
Instead of working for others,
they shall eat their own food. Isa. 65:21-23
Feasting and rejoicing
are such important
parts of God's Kingdom, that on six of his seven annual Holy Days, we are
commanded to Feast. Lev. 23, Mal. 3:10
ON WHAT GOD PROVIDES
For continual feasting, an abundance of food must be available.
God promises abundance for obedience to his way
of all good things
There will be no famine. Harvests
will continue from one planting until the next planting. Amos
There will be no drought. Eze.
Families shall be fruitful.
Psa. 103:17, 128:6, Pro.
17:6, Eze. 37:25
WITH FAMILY TO THE THIRD AND
AS MEMBERS OF GOD'S OWN FAMILY
"Verily I say unto you,
Except you be converted, and become as little
children, you shall not enter into the
kingdom of heaven." --Jesus Christ, Mat.
Blessed are the meek, [those
with a quiet and gentle spirit] for they shall inherit the earth.
Mat. 5:5, 1Pet. 3:4,
[Jesus Christ] has made us unto our God kings
and we shall reign on the earth.
Rev. 5:10, 1:6
[The earth's surface, with its atmosphere, is one of the two
"heavens" explained in Gen. 1:2, 6-8, 20, and 1:14-17.
The third heaven, the "heaven of heavens,' which is in the spiritual
dimension, is the location of God's throne 1K. 8:27, Neh. 9:6, Rev.
you ready for the Kingdom of Christ
to be established on the
you ready to reign with Christ and to begin teaching others?
promised that he would come again (Jn.
14:1-3), to the place from
which he left (Acts
1:9-12, Zech. 14:1-4).
At his coming,
the righteous dead are resurrected from their graves (Acts
2:29, 34) and given eternal
life (1Cor. 15:50-54, 1Ths.
They, and the righteous living, are also given
immortality and meet him in
4:17), and accompany him to
the Mount of Olives, near Jerusalem (1Ths.
4:17, Rev. 14:1).
At his coming, he
rewards all the righteous according to their works (Rev.
22:12, 2:23), with positions
of responsibility (Lk.
19:12-27, Mat. 24:13-34).
returning to earth to rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev.
19:11-16) over all the earth
(Rev. 11:15, Zech. 14:1-3,
earth is one of three heavens, two of which are explained in Genesis (Gen.
1:2, 6-13, 20; and 14-19).
The righteous, being
made immortal then (1Cor.
15:53), shall serve as Kings
and Priests, teaching and helping the physical survivors of the
Tribulation (Isa. 2:2-4).
Up to half of
the world's population will survive the wars and plagues of the Great
Tribulation (Rev. 6:8, 9:15,
the survivors will decide that they are ready to learn how to live His
way of life (Zech. 14:16),
the way of peace. Will
you be considered "worthy" to escape "all these things"? (Lk.
Will you have demonstrated that you are ready to be a teacher ?
(2Tim. 2:15) Have
you begun to prepare yourself to teach others, God's way of life as it
relates to their vocations, education, worship and recreation?
Are you ready now, or are you starting to get ready, to reign
with Christ over five or ten cities or more? (Lk.
19:12-27, Mat. 24:13-34).
Christ's Kingdom will not be like New York (Isa.
5:8), but could still be a
few thousand people (Num.
35:1-5) to start. Each
time God has started a new phase in his plan, he has instructed the
people to have many children (Gen.
1:28, 9:1). The first phase after
the Tribulation is 1,000 years (Rev.
20:4-7), or one "day" in
God's plan (2Pet.
A thousand years is 30 to 50 generations.
Even if one serves only one "city" with only 25 couples,
with a low birth rate of four per couple per 30-year generation, after
only 600 years that one city would number over 93,898,200 people under the
age of 100 years (Isa.
With six children per couple, after only 420 years, there would be
over 239 million. God has already planned on changing much of the ocean,
deserts and mountains of the earth into farmland, to provide room for them (Zech.
14:4, Isa. 4:3-4, 35:1-2).
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Which of the following scriptures best describes your spiritual
a. By this time you ought to be teachers, but you still need that
one teach you again the first principles of the knowledge of God and are
like babies that need milk and not strong meat. Every one
that uses milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a
spiritual baby. But strong meat belongs to those of full spiritual
age, even those who, because they use them, have their senses exercised
to discern both good and evil.
Heb. 5:12-13 (paraphrased)
b. But the anointing which you have received of him abides in
you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same
anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie,
and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.
While the second reference (b) should describe us, many may identify more
with the first one (a), because of a lack of time and personal effort, a lack of
effective and appropriate instruction by others, or both, up to this
point. The question is, what will you do now? Are you one of
the "many" who call on the Lord and will be rejected (Mat.
or, are you one of the
"few" who have found the very narrow way to eternal life? (Mat.
Do you know the difference
between those who call themselves Christians and those who actually
imitate Jesus Christ? Read
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Who is responsible for your preparation?
Your pastor or priest, your
church, Jesus Christ, God the Father, or you?
And that servant, which
knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did
according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. Lk.
(Not necessarily kept out of the Kingdom, but entering only after
much painful correction.)
a man purge himself from these (useless arguments and false
doctrines, vs. 14, 16, 18)
he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and suitable
for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
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What will be expected of you as a King and a Priest?
There will be no
wars, armies, politics, lawyers, police, prisons, or political city
governments. As a King who is a spirit being, you will not need a
castle, land, taxes or an entourage of sycophants (Deu.
someone must have authority over land division, land planning and usage,
public projects such as parks, and waste disposal to prevent pollution
of air, water and soil.
A King serves as a judge (2Sam.
8:15) to settle disputes,
therefore, he, or she, must have a thorough knowledge of God's law (Deu.
17:18-20). All human
governments will be replaced by the Kingdom of Christ and the law of God
(Rev. 11:15). "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the
soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making the simple, wise."
19:7) Since heaven and earth have not been
totally destroyed yet, the law of God is still in effect. --
Unlike rulers at all levels
in "this present evil world" (Gal. 1:4), Kings under Christ
must have humility and be dedicated to serving others ahead of self (Mat.
20:26-28, Isa. 66:2).
There will no longer be 33,830 different "Christian"
denominations with a smorgasbord of beliefs and rituals. The job
of the Priest is to teach the law of God to those who want to learn
(Lev. 10:11, Deu. 27:14-26, 31:9-13, Mal. 2:4-7).
God will use the weather and food production to encourage everyone to want to learn (Zech.
What will the people need from you?
survivors will have just emerged from a time of war, destruction and
death, greater than anything since the world began (Mat.
will need food, water and shelter. Many
will need healing from injury or illness.
All will need comfort, encouragement and instruction.
If God personally solved all their problems with miracles, he could have
used angels rather than us. If
we solve all their problems for them by using miracles, what will they learn?
In Canaan, the refugees from Egypt found stored food and existing
homes, but they still had to plant for the next harvest.
They had to repair old structures and build new ones.
They had been living on manna and quail for up to 40 years. Those
under age 40 had never known anything else. Only two men were over the
age of 60. Those aged 40 to 60 had been children of slaves in Egypt. In the
wilderness, they had a captain system, Moses was there, and the Lord was
within sight, in the column of fire and smoke.
When they came into Canaan, they spread out over an area of about 37,500
square miles. Most were not within sight of either the Tabernacle
or Jerusalem. There was no political government, just the family
system and local Levites to judge disputes. As long as they
obeyed God's laws, the people did not have to fear any
enemies. They occupied themselves with their work, with
eating and drinking, with their children and their friends, but they
"forgot" the Lord and how he delivered them alive out of Egypt
4, 9, 23, 6:12, 8:11, 14, 19).
Part of your job
will be to see that, this time, the people do not forget how the
Lord delivered them out of the Great Tribulation, and to see that they
do not begin to live as they did before Christ returned, when the whole
world was deceived by Satan (Rev.
They will need to be re-educated with truth. They will need
patience and time. They will need loving correction. They
will need some protection from themselves and perhaps occasionally from
one another. They will need to learn how to live in peace
and to rejoice continually. They will need to learn how to grow
food, build homes, and other practical skills. They will need
reminding to not "return to Egypt," to their old way of
life. They will need to
learn how to teach their children to love God and one another. Read more . . .
do we prepare ourselves, to reign over others in Christ's
does Christ require of you as a King and Priest, to serve hundreds and
thousands of people?
From that time [his baptism] Jesus began to preach, and to
say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mat.
If we say that we have no
sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth
is not in us. 1Jn. 1:8
Verily I say unto you,
Except you be converted, and become as little
children, you shall not enter into the
kingdom of heaven. --Jesus Christ, Mat.
18:3 In other words,
humble, teachable, obedient to his Father, optimistic, and cheerful.
. . .to
this man will
I look, even to him that is poor and of a
contrite spirit, and trembles at my word. Isa.
Let nothing be done
through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem
other better than themselves. Phil.
2:3, also Mat. 5:3, 5 Not
tremble in fear, but in awe and respect of God's Greatness and Love.
Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall
observe it with my whole heart.
And now, . . .what does
the Lord your God require of
you, but to fear the Lord your God,
to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord your God
with all your heart and with all your soul,
And you shall love the
Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all
your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first
But if from [your
sins] you shall seek the
Lord your God, you shall find him, if you seek
him with all your heart and with all your soul.
A Hunger for
are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall
be filled. Mat.
to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double
minded. Jas. 4:8
love has no
man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
And the second
[commandment] is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as
yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. Mk.
For if you forgive
men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive
you: But if you forgive not men
their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive
Study to show yourself
approved unto God, a workman [teacher] that needs not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing [discerning] the word of truth. 2Tim.
And it shall be, when he
[the King] sits upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself
a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the
Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all
the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to
keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: That his
heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside
from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that
he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children,
of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will
perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: Phil.
Nevertheless, when the
Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth? Lk.
But will you know, O vain
man, that faith without works is dead? Jas.
2:20, 17, 26
And he said unto them,
Why are you so fearful? how is it that you have no faith?
And Jesus said unto them, .
. . If you have faith as a grain of
mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder
place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Mat.
And you shall be hated of
all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be
saved. Mat. 10:22
God designed our bodies to process food and turn it into muscle and
energy, but he also gave us hands to put the food into our mouth. He
gave us teeth to chew it up. He gave us the choice of swallowing or not.
has preserved his instructions of how we are to live in order to obtain
life. but he also gave us hands to open the book, eyes to read, a mouth to
ask questions, a mind to meditate, and the choice of accepting eternal
life or rejecting it.
Without vision, the people perish. Pro.
29:18 Do you
have the vision
today, the necessary understanding to reign with Christ in his Kingdom,
tomorrow? The Passover lamb was killed after being set apart for
four days. Christ the Lamb was killed about 4 millennial days
after Creation, in about 30 AD. The year 2030 would be the
approximate end of the sixth millennial day since Creation, and the
beginning of the Seventh Millennial Day, the Day of the Lord.
However, Christ said time would have to be "cut short" to
prevent mankind from destroying himself off the face of the earth (Mat.
the foolish set dates, but the Lord has told us how to recognize that we
are living in the time of the end
of the world as we know it.
After the Millennium, then what?
The universe has 300 billion
trillion stars. An estimated 60 billion of them, and perhaps all, have an earth-like planet near
God doesn't do anything without a reason. Most of the stars are too far away
for us to see them, therefore they are not for lights for our benefit on this planet. God said he made the Creation to be
plan for mankind is revealed through his Holy Days. God considers
1,000 years to be one "day" in his plan, 2Pet.
3:8, Psa. 90:4. His
plan operates on a repeating cycle of sevens -- seven days in a week, with six for
work and the seventh for rest, six one-thousand year
"days" of man's rule followed by the Millennium, a
one-thousand year "rest" for the whole earth under Christ's
rule as King of Kings on the earth
The Spring Feasts of
Unleavened Bread (UB) and Pentecost parallels the spring harvest in
Israel, and symbolizes the harvest of the
"firstfruits" (Jas. 1:18, Rev. 14:4), the people in the first
resurrection (Rev. 20:4,6). The first and seventh days of UB are Holy
Days. The Spring harvest could not begin until the Wave Sheaf was
offered on the second day of the Feast. The spring Feasts, and the
spring harvest both end on the 50th day, after a period of seven sevens.
Every seventh year was a land "rest" (Lev. 25:4). Every 50th year
was the Jubilee, the year in which all land reverted to its original
owners (Lev. 25:8-17).
The Fall Feast, or Feast
of Tabernacles, is seven days, followed by the Last Great Day of the
Feast. The first day is a commanded rest, picturing the Millennium
under Jesus Christ. The second resurrection is at the end of the
first day, the first 1,000 years of Christ's reign on earth (Rev.
20:5a). What do the other six days, which are not holy
days, picture? Why is the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles
not a Holy Day, but the
eighth day is?
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as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west;
so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
come quickly; and my reward
is with me,
to give every man according as his work shall be. Rev.
What will the
like with Jesus Christ as King of Kings?
Peace and no violence. Happiness, not
sadness. Healing of all illnesses. Long life in place of early
death. Love, not hate. Kindness instead of evil
oppression. Generosity in place of greed. Goodness, not evil.
Family in place of
loneliness or abandonment. Faith in
place of doubt. Abundance in place of need and hunger.
Laughter will replace tears. Knowledge will remove
ignorance. Truth will replace all lies.
And there will be . . .
NO MORE WARS
In the last days, the Lord's
Kingdom will be set up over all nations and he will judge over all
nations. They will mold their weapons into farming tools.
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn
war any more.
Isa. 2:2-4, Mic. 4:3
Your crown of glory,
of righteousness, and of life is described in: 2Tim.
4:8, 1Pet. 5:4, Jas. 1:12, Rev. 2:10.
Behold, I come quickly:
hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.
The never-used, gold crown of the
only King of Finland.
The Priest of God also wears a crown of
Ex. 28:36-38, 29:6
We are to be both Kings and
Priests. Rev. 1:6, 5:10
and Priests as Friends of Man
If we want to be Kings
and Priests, then we must be different from those who rule nations and
churches in the world today; not vain, or full of pride, sins, haughtiness,
greed, and self-righteousness.
the Garden of Eden, the Lord walked in it and spoke directly to Adam and
Eve. Gen. 3:8-9
When the Priest Melchizedek
came to meet Abraham, he brought the food and wine and served a meal for
Abraham and his men. Gen.
The Lord appeared in person
to Abraham more than once. He even sat down and spoke with him
while a meal was being prepared and they ate it together.
Gen. 17:1, 18:1-33
And the Lord spoke
unto Moses face
to face, as a man speaks unto his friend.
Christ told his disciples: From
this point, I will not call you servants, for the servant does not know
what his lord does: but I have called you friends;
for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto
you. Jn. 15:15
After Christ was glorified
again as the Son of God, he appeared to the disciples as a man, and
provided and served them a meal.
In both word
and by example, Christ has explained how we are to reign with him,
serving the survivors of the Tribulation.
as unapproachable monarchs or presidents, but face to face, perhaps over
a meal of barbequed beef.
(Gen. 18:7, Isa. 1:26)
Before there is peace, there
construction there is destruction.
transition from a world influenced by Satan, to the Reign of Jesus
Christ will be a time of war.
Proclaim this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men,
let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:
Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning
hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
Assemble yourselves, and come, all you heathen, and gather yourselves
together round about: cause your mighty ones to come down, O Lord.
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision:
for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from
Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake:
So shall you know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in Zion, my holy
mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers
pass through her any more.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop
down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of
Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the
house of the Lord, and shall water the (dry places).
(Joel 3:9-18 in part)
in "the last days" of the world as we know it?
spoke of a "way of escape" and of "being worthy to escape
all these things (the tribulation). Do you realize what he meant?
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