This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Last-edit: March 20 2018
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
Who from out of the billions of His fleshly images on earth,
will ultimately ascend into the most holy of Jehovah's
heavenly presence to become the family of His longing?
Came across a verse in Matthew where the Christ is having a drink with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom in heaven.
My Goodness, are they going to be a constituent part of future heavenly admin? Surely Yeah!
Question: Will the final outcome of God’s purpose be as He had originally intended? or did the rebellious angel Resister (Satan) and Slanderer (Devil) interfere enough to significantly change that? and who do we thank for the Good the Bad and the Ugly*?
* another great book/film title?
Who do we thank for blue skies, snow-capped mountains, rain and all the other delights never within reach of antediluvians?
To top it off, to whom must our gratitude go for the ruling elite chosen from humans
with the faith of Abraham to assist* Jehovah managing the universe: the 144000 sons
of the God kind with all the powers and abilities of their father Jehovah?
* This is a reward-related privilege and not due to
God's inability to manage the universe all by Himself.
Is Satan the Devil responsible for that? Or was that God’s purpose all along?
Who do we thank for all of that and more? Satan or Jehovah?
The answer must obviously be: Jehovah!
Jesus could not have stated it better as he reflected on Jehovah’s mind: Wisdom is proved righteous by what it produces Matth 11:19.
So, Satan could never have impacted one iota on the intended result, which, most profoundly, included 144000 Gods drawn from obedient godlike humans commencing right from Genesis, remembering that Humanity have NOT inherited sin from Adam, a thing genetically and biblically impossible.
His sole contribution will ultimately be a very different human complement on Earth,
because procreation would have taken a variety of alternate paths.
Mind you, there never was a pre-determined generative path of procreation or a complement of individuals.
Because humankind never having been in sin, God was free to draw any obedient humans with a faith like Abraham to Himself as members of His family, even while Abraham was either yet a long way off or never been born in the first place, had Adam cooperated. Many of the men (generic) of old, even pre-flood, would qualify because there'd be no need to wait for Jesus to annul their assumed sinfulness, for only Israelites had to wait for that, which is the reason for Jesus saying:
Truly I say to you people, Among those born of women there has not been raised up a greater than John the Baptist; but a person that is a lesser one in the kingdom of the heavens is greater than he is. (Matthew 11:11). John as part of the whole wicked nation, remained a sinner because he died prior to Jesus’ saving death.
Which brings me to Jesus’ words in Matthew 8:11-12 NWT: 11 But I tell you (Gr. plural)
that many from eastern parts and western parts will come and recline at the table
with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens;
12 whereas the sons of the kingdom (Israel) will be thrown into the darkness outside. There is where [their] weeping and the gnashing of [their] teeth will be."
Then there are the NT recliners with the same destiny:
Jesus speaking to the Jewish leaders —
(Luke 13:27-29) 27 But he will speak and say to you, ‘I do not know where you are from. Get away from me, all you workers of unrighteousness!’ 28 There is where [your] weeping and the gnashing of [your] teeth will be, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but yourselves thrown outside. 29 Furthermore, people will come from eastern parts and western, and from north and south, and will recline at the table in the kingdom of God.
and to his learners (disciples) —
(Matthew 26:27-29) . . . " 27 Also, he took a cup and, having given thanks, he gave it to them, saying: "Drink out of it, all of you; 28 for this means my ‘blood of the covenant,’ which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins. 29 But I tell you, I will by no means drink henceforth any of this product of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in the kingdom of my Father . . .
(Luke 22:28-30) 28 "However, you are the ones that have stuck with me in my trials; 29 and I make a covenant with you, just as my Father has made a covenant with me, for a kingdom, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
Yes, faithful men/women of old, beginning with Abel, along with many Gentiles will share the heavenly destiny of the Bride of Christ along with the faithful little flock of the Israel of God. That will quite likely include Noah and many others who shall join Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the heavenly realm of Jehovah's universal admin.
The most meaningfully relevant and decisive passage of Scripture must be verses 4-31 of chapter 11 of Paul’s letter to the Hebrews – here from the NKJV:
4 ¶ By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.
5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, "and was not found, because God had taken him"; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude — innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received
the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 of whom it was said, "In Isaac
your seed shall be called,"
19 concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because
they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command.
24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s
daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to
enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater
riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. 27 By faith he
forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who
28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.
Verse 13 connects all these faithful ones to the promises inherent in Adam and Eve's work assignment in Genesis 1:26-28 and those made to Abraham. Their presence on earth were to be but a temporary one as strangers and pilgrims.
None of these faithful ones were part of that sinful nation Israel needing to be redeemed and personally demonstrate their faith in that redemption to become part of the bride of Christ, the Israel of God -Galatians 6:16.
Humans with the faith of Abraham whatever the age of their sojourn, had the opportunity to become true sons of God and part of His divine family of Gods entirely without the need for sin and redemption.
The Reader of Hearts would have rightly decided. Pointless to speculate.
This final page is not about what if? But rather about what is!
Lastly a bit about imperfection alleged to be our birthright ─birthwrong?─ a thing genetically and biblically impossible.
That is the wicked under-lying foundation of my former associates even as it is of Christianity - the entire Christian Guilt Industry.
"We are Imperfect Sinners" is the collective theme of their machinations. It excuses all personal behavioural stupidity and gives their leaders license to ameliorate for a price.
Here a link from the leaders of the poor sods who have swallowed all that guilt jazz
without allowing them to understand to whom these words were addressed.
Case in point is the sixth verse on that openbible page: Romans 5:8:
But God shows his love for us in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Who are the we and the us here in that verse? Plural personal pronouns need to rule in identifying the audience addressed by Paul - link:
Paul a Jew had written here to Roman Jews and Proselytes familiar with their collective sins against the laws of the first covenant made exclusively with Israel who were thus the only ones to be constituted sinners against a law only they had and for whom the Good News Jesus brought were the very pinnacle of Good News because they, instead of being wiped out of the universe, were executed in their proxy Jesus so that they could continue to run with all the promises God had made to Abraham.
The Israel Of God of Galatians 6:16 are that very seed of Abraham of
Isaiah 41:8 confirmed in Galatians 3:28-29:
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. NKJV
Alas, the rest of us teeming billions with never a law from God to obey, are what we have become by what we have done with who we are; all the power-grabbing liars notwithstanding, most of whom are dead by now, except for the current upward-mobile crop of pretenders to their thrones and . . .
we are not even remotely addressed by Paul in Romans 5:8 above.
Take care out there or religion will get you!