Doctrine #60: God's Will

With all the chords we have learned, everything comes down to one thing, God's Will. He is the Orchestrator and His Words are the chords in which we choose to live. What would happen if we hold the same Definitions to the Words God uses?

We can be a part of God's Will. Being a part of God's Will is living in the middle of the symphony.




DOCTRINE #60: GOD'S WILL
God has three Wills:
1) Universal Will: All enter into His Plan (Meaning of life: church and marriage).
2) Group Will: Maximum long term profitability (growth), and
3) Individual Will: Maximum long term profitability (growth).

God's Will (church and marriage) occurs through people who have enough spiritual value. God's Will is brought about BY church and marriage, and people suffering injustice well.

God's Will for the individual and for the group can grow. His original perfect Universal Will (that all are saved) is always running down: He will never achieve His perfect Will because people chose not to come unto the knowledge of the truth. We affect whether (and how much of) the Individual and Group Wills occur. God's Universal Will definitely occurs, but we determine when and at what cost.


Question: Do you believe acting on God's Definitions to the words He uses will change the world?



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SCRIPTURE
"1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb,
2 in the midst of the street thereof. And on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve manner of fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no curse any more: and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be therein: and his servants shall serve him;
4 and they shall see his face; and his name shall be on their foreheads.
5 And there shall be night no more; and they need no light of lamp, neither light of sun; for the Lord God shall give them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever." (Revelation 22:1-5)

(This is God's Plan: church and marriage. We were made to interact with each other in fellowship which is church, and we were made to be a Bride for Jesus which is marriage. This is known as His Universal Will.)

"1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.
2 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace that was given me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think as to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to each man a measure of faith.
4 For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members have not the same office:
5 so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and severally members one of another." (Romans 12:1-5)

(The good, acceptable, and perfect Wills of God are three different levels of profitability. Perfect is EVERYTHING God wants: maximum profitability. Good is anything profitable: anything that creates. Acceptable can also be translated as "pleasing". We can exceed God's expectations of us and He will be pleased by us. We can make God happy! God's Will is that we would think as He Thinks, and in order to do that we must have faith. God's Will is that we would all be transformed by the renewing of our mind by His influence: grace. We ought to be humble and look contrastively at ourselves, because their are unique parts of the Body that serve different functions. God's Thinking, grace, humility, and community are all involved with God's Will for church.)

"1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men;
2 for kings and all that are in high place; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.
3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth." (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

(If ALL people were saved, that would be God's perfect Will. Everything else is good and acceptable: tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity. If our dispensation was perfect their would be no need for another dispensation.)

"1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ:
4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
5 having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:
7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
9 making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
10 unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, I say,
11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;
12 to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
13 in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation,-- in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
14 which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of God's own possession, unto the praise of his glory." (Ephesians 1:1-14)

(Paul's explanation of the meaning of life began by stating God's Will was a mystery God revealed to those who have grace, wisdom, prudence (understanding). The mystery has been revealed (The Trinity is making a Bride) and we have the Holy Spirit to guide us into more understanding. We have been chosen by God, but that did not mean that our salvation was God's responsibility. The gospel (Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection) showed that Jesus provided the value and the method via the Holy Spirit, which is our engagement ring. Here was the next chapter of Ephesians...)

"1 And you did he make alive, when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins,
2 wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience;
3 among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest:--
4 but God, being rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace have ye been saved),
6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus:
7 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus:
8 for by grace have ye been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
9 not of works, that no man should glory.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God afore prepared that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that once ye, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called Circumcision, in the flesh, made by hands;
12 that ye were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye that once were far off are made nigh in the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who made both one, and brake down the middle wall of partition,
15 having abolished in the flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; that he might create in himself of the two one new man, so making peace;
16 and might reconcile them both in one body unto God through the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 and he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh:
18 for through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father.
19 So then ye are no more strangers and sojourners, but ye are fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God,
20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief corner stone;
21 in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord;
22 in whom ye also are builded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit." (Ephesians 2:1-22)

(God's Will: We were sinners, but God's mercy gave us the time to choose (it was a decision of our free will) to operate by grace through faith. God set up works for each of us to do, in order that we would build value and become more profitable because God had a will for each of us individuals. God also had a will for us as a group (church). Ephesians constantly spoke of a will for the individual, a proper way to interact with others (group will), in order to achieve God's Universal Will: church and marriage.)

"9 After this manner therefore pray ye. Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth." (Matthew 6:9-10)

(We saw the way to bring about God's Will was to pray, which meant we must have spiritual value...as a group and as individuals. Moses, Hezekiah, and others, were examples of people who used their spiritual value. How do we get this spiritual value?)

"1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him:
2 and he opened his mouth and taught them, saying,
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are they that have been persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye when men shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you." (Matthew 5:1-12)

(We saw that you can gain spiritual value by having profitable interactions with/loving others AND you can gain spiritual value through justice by handling injustice/persecution well. God's perfect Universal Will could have been achieved if everyone had chosen to have fellowship with God, which would have led to fellowship with each other: church. People would have gained by being moral. This would not require God to reward us because someone has taken from us (ethics), but we could create value based on love. We would have had enough reward to bring about the end of the dispensations and do God's Plan. However, when people chose not to come to the knowledge of the truth, then God could respond to the human race through justice to bring about His Universal Will. So, either way, God is going to bring about His Universal Will, we determine how long it will take and how many people will go to hell in the mean time.)



SUMMARY SCRIPTURE
The best way to summarize these sixty Doctrines is to look at three key chapters from John.

JOHN 3
"1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 the same came unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

(The Pharisees were Calvinists. They believed God controlled all things (omnipotent). One of them confided to Jesus that these Calvinists knew Jesus was from God. Jesus said that except a person be born anew ("born from above"), he could not see the kingdom of God. What did "born from above" mean? Definitions and words...)

"4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

(Nicodemus wanted to know the definition of "born anew". Jesus stated this was a spiritual birth, not a physical birth. God's Thinking is spiritual and focused on causes. Man's thinking is physical, focused on effects and is contradictory.)

"7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew.
8 The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou the teacher of Israel, and understandest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know, and bear witness of that which we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?"

(Jesus related everything to a physical example. When Nicodemus didn't understand the physical example, Jesus asked how Nicodemus would understand a more complicated answer. We must choose to think God's way in order to understand God. The spiritual realm is "supernatural"... not unnatural. The spiritual realm results in MORE natural benefits and a person needs to understand the natural in order to operate in the supernatural. Many people's definition of "supernatural" is "unnatural": less connected to the natural, less connected to logic. Jesus turned water into wine. He didn't snap His fingers and everyone was filled with wine. When Jesus fed the 5,000 He broke bread a fish, and people ate, and the food was multiplied... Jesus didn't snap his fingers and everyone was full!)

"13 And no one hath ascended into heaven, but he that descended out of heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up;
15 that whosoever believeth may in him have eternal life."

(Whosoever meant it is up to us to choose to believe. It was a decision of our free will. God didn't limit who can believe. God didn't predestinate people not to believe.)

"16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life."

(God loved us by giving us His Son, and anyone who believes in Him (we cannot see Jesus) will be able to repair for all of eternity (eternal life). These are the causes of profitability.)

"17 For God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through him.
18 He that believeth on him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God."

(The cause of judgment was the person's choice to believe. There will be people who believe not; God is Right and Just to send them to the lake of fire.)

"19 And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his works should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth the truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest, that they have been wrought in God."

(Evil hates to be exposed. People who don't make progress towards God prove they are evil. If a man who is evil is exposed, he will justify himself. There are things that God cannot do. He is light and in Him there is no darkness. People who make progress towards God are looking to expose the darkness in them, by being humble and contrastive, and allowing God's light to penetrate their heart, their HOW/WHY.)

"22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
23 And John also was baptizing in Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
25 There arose therefore a questioning on the part of John's disciples with a Jew about purifying.
26 And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, that standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is made full.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease."

(John the Baptist is the best man. Jesus is the Groom. Jesus and John understood that only God can be Good, and anytime we do Righteousness it is God through us... grace.)

"31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaketh: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
32 What he hath seen and heard, of that he beareth witness; and no man receiveth his witness.
33 He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this, that God is true.
34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for he giveth not the Spirit by measure.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
36 He that believeth on the Son hath eternal life; but he that obeyeth not the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:1-36)

(The causes of Jesus being sent by God was the Words He spoke. God's Nature is Right and Just, and He was responsible for only one birth: Jesus. You can SAY that you obey the Son, but you will not have eternal life. Eternal life is based on your actions (DO) and decision to obey the Son. The effect of wisdom is eternal Life, and the way we obey God is by grace through faith.)



1 JOHN 1
"1 That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled, concerning the Word of life
2 (and the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare unto you the life, the eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us);
3 that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you also, that ye also may have fellowship with us: yea, and our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ:
4 and these things we write, that our joy may be made full."

(That which was from the beginning was the First Cause, which was God. Jesus was called the Word of life. If you want to follow God you would learn His Words, to think as He Thinks. This message was given to others, again through words, so that people could be in fellowship with God, and as an effect they would become believers, and have Fellowship with the Apostles.)

"5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."

(God does not have any causes that would lead to evil: Right and Just. The Calvinists, gnostics, and mystics who believe God can do anything are wrong.)

"6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

(If we SAY we believe but we DO progress towards evil, then we lie and do NOT the truth. A SAY is a Right WHAT, it is knowledge. If we make progress in God (First Command) we will have fellowship with each other (church) and Jesus' blood repairs us from all sin. All this growth can be achieved without SAYING.)

"8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us."

(If we SAY we have no sin, then we are deceiving ourselves, the truth is not in us because our DO (even one sin) proves we are sinful. If we SAY we have no sin, we do not have any understanding, nor wisdom. If we SAY we have no sin, we are in pride, and God opposes the proud.)

"9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

(Confession of sins and making progress towards Him (repentance, DO) will cause God to forgive us because He is Faithful and Righteous. God gives us mercy to repent, and does not take justice out immediately, like He did in the Dispensation of the Law.)

"10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." (1 John 1:1-10)

(If we justify ourselves (SAY), we are calling God a liar, but He has no darkness, so we are wrong and His WORD is not in us.)



JOHN 1
"1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
2 The same was in the beginning with God."

(Jesus was the WORD and was a First Cause. Have you realized the importance of words yet?)

"3 All things were made through him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made."

(Things were made by speaking: WORDS. The revelatory word of God that brings wisdom was rhema. Wisdom is actions and decisions.)

"4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men."

(Life is the ability to repair. The ability we have as believers is what OUGHT to draw others to us.)

"5 And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not."

(Darkness is a choice. We choose to have darkness or light be preeminent in our life.)

"6 There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for witness, that he might bear witness of the light, that all might believe through him."

(John was the best man pointing everyone to Jesus so that God's perfect Will: ALL might believe through Him, that ALL might be part of the Bride and the church.)

"8 He was not the light, but came that he might bear witness of the light.
9 There was the true light, even the light which lighteth every man, coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and they that were his own received him not."

(The True Light had a Right HOW/WHY, yet the world didn't KNOW Him. People who ought to have received Him chose not to receive Him. It was a decision of their free will.)

"12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God."

(Choosing spiritual birth leading to God's Thinking made these people children of God not by animal thinking or man's thinking. God's Thinking is not limited to certain people, it is available to everyone who is humble.)

"14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth."

(The WORD became flesh and was full of grace and truth. If we are filled with grace and truth we have the ability to create.)

"15 John beareth witness of him, and crieth, saying, This was he of whom I said, He that cometh after me is become before me: for he was before me.
16 For of his fulness we all received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."

(The Law was given to show what the people were NOT to do. It helped the children of Israel and people who followed the Law on the line of Holiness.  Jesus came so that we could live by the principles of grace and truth so that He could show us a benefit for pursuing growth regardless if we were a Jew or not. Jesus brought us MORE in the Sixth Dispensation by being the ultimate covenant.)

"18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him." (John 1:1-18)

(Jesus has done EVERYTHING to make God's perfect Will possible. Belief in something that you can't see is faith. This Faith comes down to the way we value our WORDS!)

If you value words and God's Definitions of the words we use, may your light continue to shine.

The purpose of these Doctrine are to help grow your fellowship with God and with others by taking you to The Deeper Why: where God's Word can be applied to our lives.

Now, it is up to you if you are going to let these words affect your actions and decisions. If you are constantly looking to prove God is Right, you are actively going to be looking to see where you can be wrong.

There are no finish lines, only more music.

Doctrine #59: Dispensations

We have seen that God is Contrastive and Humble. He is NEVER wrong, but that doesn't mean that He doesn't consider that He is wrong. Considering that you are wrong and being wrong are two different scenarios.

Has God been Contrastive with us since the day He created us? If you look at the way (HOW) God spoke to people in different sections of the Bible, you may say there are Contradictions between now and the Old Testament times. It wasn't a sin to marry your sister at one time, now it's a sin? It seems as though God is changing the way He is interacting with His people... WHY?




DOCTRINE #59: DISPENSATIONS
God has a Plan for eternity He believes is Right. However, God is willing to consider other possibilities. God is using a contrastive process (Right HOW) to determine what is Right (Right WHY). God's Right method is to show that every other possible configuration is wrong: that every other configuration is unprofitable. These configurations are called "dispensations". The entire Bible documents God using this contrastive process to prove His Plan for eternity is Right!


Question: Do you believe if God is being contrastive with His will, you ought to be contrastive with your beliefs?



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SCRIPTURE
"8 And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made Jehovah God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads." (Genesis 2:8-10)

(The Garden of Eden was the First Dispensation. Notice, it had the same setting as God's Plan! A bride, a groom, a tree of life, and a river. The philosophy of the First Dispensation was that if people didn't know about Good and Evil and just trusted God, they could live profitably forever. However, not having the knowledge of Good and Evil meant they didn't have understanding and didn't have wisdom. They had to completely live by grace which was God giving His influence in person; He gave them His Words directly from His Mouth.)

"14 And Jehovah God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy pain and thy conception; in pain thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in toil shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
20 And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever-
23 therefore Jehovah God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." (Genesis 3:14-24)

(The First Dispensation failed and ended with a reward judgment (curses) and a "salvation" judgment (driven from God's presence). Adam and Eve were both deceived: a Right WHAT with a Wrong HOW/WHY. The original sin was when Adam justified himself instead of God: Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent. This dispensation failed because Adam and Eve lacked faith; they didn't have much experience and understanding of God. If they would have not justified themselves when their eyes were opened and taken direction from God, they would have confessed and repented. The Second Dispensation compensated for this by allowing people to live hundreds of years to develop experience and understanding of God.)

"5 And Jehovah saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented Jehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And Jehovah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the ground; both man, and beast, and creeping things, and birds of the heavens; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah." (Genesis 6:5-8)

(However, people chose to do wickedness with their extra time. They thought only as animals; they were not even trying to Think like God. The Second Dispensation ended with a judgment: the Flood. God was Right and Just to bring the Flood. He brought everything back to zero by killing everyone. The Flood took away the waters above the earth that protected people from the harmful rays of the sun, which was why people lived so long before the Flood. After the Flood, the life span was shortened. Before the Flood, people didn't have a sense of urgency. God's ending of the Second Dispensation addressed the issue (lack of sense of urgency) by shortening the human life span in order to give people a sense of urgency.)

"1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.
2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3 And they said one to another, Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
4 And they said, Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.
7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
8 So Jehovah scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off building the city.
9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because Jehovah did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did Jehovah scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth." (Genesis 11:1-9)

(The people of the Third Dispensation spent their energy trying to reach God physically instead of spiritually. Again, this dispensation ended with judgment. The languages were confused and people driven away: nations were created. Notice the way that God judged them was by making them speak a different language; their WORDS were different. If we all have the same definitions for a word (God's Definitions) it is like we can speak the same language. If we all have different meanings for the words God has already defined, we will have contradictory definitions and not be able to communicate as God intended.)

"1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, Jehovah appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
2 And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be the father of a multitude of nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for the father of a multitude of nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee." (Genesis 17:1-7)

(God chose one nation to work through during the Fourth Dispensation. God intended to reach the rest of the nations through the nation of Israel. God formed a Covenant with Abraham and worked through the patriarch; God was trying to lead Abraham and the nation he was a part of with principles. This did not lead to people turning to God because they didn't know what sin was. Israel was taken into captivity in Egypt. At the end of the Fourth Dispensation, there was a Judgement Day known as Passover. The Fifth Dispensation introduced the Law. This dispensation allowed anyone who followed the Law to be one of God's people, not just people from Israel. God formed a covenant with His people to establish the Fifth Dispensation. A covenant had five parts. These next series of passages will explain how it was established...)

"22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left." (Exodus 14:22)

(Step 1: Go through something. Remember, God went through the bloody furry pieces of animals with His covenant with Abraham. Noah went through the Flood.)

"8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that Jehovah hath spoken we will do. And Moses reported the words of the people unto Jehovah." (Exodus 19:8)

(Step 2: Agreement. There had to be agreement between the covenant partners. Step 3: Sharing. This was shown in Exodus chapters 20 through 23.)

"3 And Moses came and told the people all the words of Jehovah, and all the ordinances: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which Jehovah hath spoken will we do.
4 And Moses wrote all the words of Jehovah, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the mount, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto Jehovah." (Exodus 24:3-5)

(Step 4: Death. Abraham and Noah sacrificed animals. God even changed Abram and Sarai's names signifying another "death".)

"6 And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basins; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.
7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that Jehovah hath spoken will we do, and be obedient.
8 And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which Jehovah hath made with you concerning all these words." (Exodus 24:6-8)

(Step 5: Blood was shed.)

"24 Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.
25 Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the anointed one, the prince, shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: it shall be built again, with street and moat, even in troublous times.
26 And after the threescore and two weeks shall the anointed one be cut off, and shall have nothing: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and even unto the end shall be war; desolations are determined.
27 And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one that maketh desolate; and even unto the full end, and that determined, shall wrath be poured out upon the desolate." (Daniel 9:24-27)

(Daniel stated there would be 483 years until the Fifth Dispensation would be suspended. Then, at a later date, the last seven years of the Fifth Dispensation would be completed and a Judgment Day would occur.)

"6 But now hath he obtained a ministry the more excellent, by so much as he is also the mediator of a better covenant, which hath been enacted upon better promises.
7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then would no place have been sought for a second.
8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah;
9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers In the day that I took them by the hand to lead them forth out of the land of Egypt; For they continued not in my covenant, And I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel After those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, And on their heart also will I write them: And I will be to them a God, And they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his fellow-citizen, And every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: For all shall know me, From the least to the greatest of them.
12 For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And their sins will I remember no more.
13 In that he saith, A new covenant he hath made the first old. But that which is becoming old and waxeth aged is nigh unto vanishing away." (Hebrews 8:6-13)

(Jesus went through the five steps in order to create a new covenant with us. If each dispensation would have caused people to respond to God in a flawless, Holy way, there would have been no need for another dispensation, because His Will would have been accomplished on earth. Who's "mind" followed the Law perfectly while on earth? Who had perfect causes while living? There has only been one person and that allowed that person to Justly be a sacrifice for a new covenant with us and God.)

"1 And when the day of Pentecost was now come, they were all together in one place.
2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them tongues parting asunder, like as of fire; and it sat upon each one of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4)

(The Law of the Fifth Dispensation didn't make people good. It was a guidance from the outside like being sprinkled upon with water. The Sixth Dispensation wrote the Law on our hearts. This is grace via the Holy Spirit. We are guided on the inside with the word that flows like a fountain. This grace is the revelatory word from God that results in wisdom. Grace is presented in our actions and our HOW/WHY, our causes. This dispensation is the one that we are currently living in. Are you growing in grace?)

"1 Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him;
2 to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is just at hand;
3 let no man beguile you in any wise: for it will not be, except the falling away come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
4 he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; so that he sitteth in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be revealed in his own season.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming;
9 even he, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians 2:1-10)

(The end of our dispensation will be the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church, which will be another Judgment Day. The Church will be removed from the earth. Once the Sixth Dispensation is over, the Fifth Dispensation can be completed. The last seven years of the Fifth Dispensation are known as "The Tribulation".)

"17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid heaven, Come and be gathered together unto the great supper of God;
18 that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, and small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat upon the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought the signs in his sight, wherewith he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast and them that worshipped his image: they two were cast alive into the lake of fire that burneth with brimstone:
21 and the rest were killed with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, even the sword which came forth out of his mouth: and all the birds were filled with their flesh." (Revelation 19:17-21)

(It's all WORDS! The Fifth Dispensation ends with a Judgment Day...)

"1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
3 and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: over these the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down out of heaven, and devoured them." (Revelation 20:1-9)

(The Seventh Dispensation will be a sabbath from the devil. It will be rest. People will live hundreds of years without illness, poverty, and war. They will be influenced face-to-face by martyrs. In our dispensation, many "christians" don't believe in grace via the Holy Spirit. They actually use "dispensations" to say that the time of signs and wonders via the Holy Spirit has passed. The Seventh Dispensation will be even harder to deny because the influence will be physical, however, Satan will still be able to deceive people at the end of the Seventh Dispensation when he is loosed.)

"10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire.
15 And if any was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20:10-15)

(The Seventh Dispensation ends in the Final Judgment Day, and the Eighth Dispensation, God's Plan, will be able to begin: The meaning of life... church and marriage!)

With each dispensation people have chosen to take direction from God and have chosen to follow after their flesh. By using a contrastive process, He is proving what will cause people to choose Him; what it takes for individuals to pursue growth and interact with Him as the First Cause. With each dispensation people have held contradictory beliefs that bring judgement upon them. If God didn't go through this process we would be able to get into heaven and say to him, "Why didn't you try that, God? Maybe this would have worked, maybe that would have worked." When we get to heaven the people that will be there will be people who followed the Will of God, were humble, and took direction from Him, regardless of the dispensation they were in. ALL will be saved by grace through faith.

With that said, what is God's Will?

Doctrine #58: Meaning of Life

The Mystery has been revealed. We ALL have access to Grace through the Holy Spirit.

What is God's Spirit bringing us towards? What is the purpose of Life? If you believe in Causality, you have to believe that God was The First Cause. If He is, why did He make us? What is the meaning of life?




DOCTRINE #58: MEANING OF LIFE
The meaning of life is church and marriage. God's purpose is to create a Bride for His Son. Church is the ultimate community solely made up of people (even though God can be a part of it). The ultimate community is marriage because God is involved. The meaning of life is the church (one type of ultimate community) in the ultimate community (marriage covenant with Jesus and God the Father).


Question: Do you believe we can know the meaning of life?



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SCRIPTURE
The next four passages documented how the Bible ended...

"1 After these things I heard as it were a great voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah; Salvation, and glory, and power, belong to our God:
2 for true and righteous are his judgments; for he hath judged the great harlot, her that corrupted the earth with her fornication, and he hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
3 And a second time they say, Hallelujah. And her smoke goeth up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God that sitteth on the throne, saying, Amen; Hallelujah.
5 And a voice came forth from the throne, saying, Give praise to our God, all ye his servants, ye that fear him, the small and the great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunders, saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigneth.
7 Let us rejoice and be exceeding glad, and let us give the glory unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
8 And it was given unto her that she should array herself in fine linen, bright and pure: for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they that are bidden to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are true words of God.
10 And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus: worship God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteous he doth judge and make war.
12 And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems; and he hath a name written which no one knoweth but he himself.
13 And he is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and pure.
15 And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.
16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KINGS OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid heaven, Come and be gathered together unto the great supper of God;
18 that ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses and of them that sit thereon, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, and small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat upon the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought the signs in his sight, wherewith he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast and them that worshipped his image: they two were cast alive into the lake of fire that burneth with brimstone:
21 and the rest were killed with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, even the sword which came forth out of his mouth: and all the birds were filled with their flesh." (Revelation 19:1-21)

(There is a Bride, but the identity is not known. Jesus is the Groom. We know the Bride is made up of believers: people who are saved by grace through faith. The Bride is humble, because she recognizes that God's Righteousness has saved Her (He gets the glory), and the linen She is adorned in is because of Her righteousness: Her works and reward for living by grace through faith. Jesus was called the Word of God in this passage and will defeat Evil with the two edged sword that comes from His Mouth! What was the sword? Rhema! Rhema was the revelatory WORD of God that brought wisdom. It's all words!)

"1 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
3 and cast him into the abyss, and shut it, and sealed it over him, that he should deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years should be finished: after this he must be loosed for a little time.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast, neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: over these the second death hath no power; but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
8 and shall come forth to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
9 And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down out of heaven, and devoured them.
10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are also the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire.
15 And if any was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20:1-15)

(Satan is locked up for 1000 years and those people who died for Jesus because they preached the Word of God (truth) will rule with Jesus for 1000 years. Then Satan is released, and not only does he deceive the nations, but he is also deceived. Satan has animal thinking and will not understand why he was released, but he will continue to deceive the nations and the evil he causes will eventually destroy him! Then there will be the Final Judgment where EVERYONE will be judged if they have accepted salvation or not, and those who have gained reward and those that have not. You will not get your reward if you do not have God's causes, His Righteousness: salvation!)

"1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are passed away; and the sea is no more.
2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven of God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God:
4 and he shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more; neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, any more: the first things are passed away.
5 And he that sitteth on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he saith, Write: for these words are faithful and true.
6 And he said unto me, They are come to pass. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit these things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part shall be in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.
9 And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, who were laden with the seven last plagues; and he spake with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the wife of the Lamb.
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,
11 having the glory of God: her light was like unto a stone most precious, as it were a jasper stone, clear as crystal:
12 having a wall great and high; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 on the east were three gates; and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that spake with me had for a measure a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length thereof is as great as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs: the length and the breadth and the height thereof are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, a hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.
18 And the building of the wall thereof was jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto pure glass.
19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the several gates was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God the Almighty, and the Lamb, are the temple thereof.
23 And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine upon it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb.
24 And the nations shall walk amidst the light thereof: and the kings of the earth bring their glory into it.
25 And the gates thereof shall in no wise be shut by day (for there shall be no night there):
26 and they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it:
27 and there shall in no wise enter into it anything unclean, or he that maketh an abomination and a lie: but only they that are written in the Lamb's book of life." (Revelation 21:1-27)

(The new Jerusalem is called the Bride. The new Jerusalem is also called God's House. The Greek word that we get our word "cells" from meant "rooms". We will occupy rooms in God's House that make up cells in the Body of the Bride. The description of the new Jerusalem was the Church of Believers. Believers are those who are "athirst" for Life. The new Jerusalem was a picture of repair. The old heaven, old earth, and the first things will all pass away. We have a taste of that now when we think of growth. Even the good things that we produce, God will still prune back to make more, in order that we become more profitable. The first way, which is still good and still profitable, will pass so that there can be more fruit!)

"1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb,
2 in the midst of the street thereof. And on this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve manner of fruits, yielding its fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no curse any more: and the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be therein: and his servants shall serve him;
4 and they shall see his face; and his name shall be on their foreheads.
5 And there shall be night no more; and they need no light of lamp, neither light of sun; for the Lord God shall give them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These words are faithful and true: and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angels to show unto his servants the things which must shortly come to pass.
7 And behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John am he that heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel that showed me these things.
9 And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren the prophets, and with them that keep the words of this book: worship God.
10 And he saith unto me, Seal not up the words of the prophecy of this book; for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unrighteous, let him do unrighteousness still: and he that is filthy, let him be made filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him do righteousness still: and he that is holy, let him be made holy still.
12 Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
14 Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.
15 Without are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the fornicators, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and every one that loveth and maketh a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright, the morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And he that heareth, let him say, Come. And he that is athirst, let him come: he that will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book:
19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.
20 He who testifieth these things saith, Yea: I come quickly. Amen: come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with the saints. Amen." (Revelation 22:1-21)

(In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were barred from eating from the tree of life because they justified themselves instead of justifying God, this was the original sin. In the new Jerusalem those who have washed their robes may justly come to eat of the tree of Life. We make the decision in regards to our robe being washed or not; it is a statement of our own free will to allow God to purify us in Holiness. This was the last passage of the Bible and God told us the mystery: He is making a Bride from believers. Those who change the message, by adding or taking away from the words recorded here, will lose their right to be in the Bride (which was the church) in marriage with Jesus. May the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life be with those who are diligently seeking to please God through faith. Actually, this mystery was presented in several passages. Here were some of them...)

"14 Then come to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?
15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast." (Matthew 9:14-15)

"19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the sons of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.
20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then will they fast in that day." (Mark 2:19-20)

"33 And they said unto him, The disciples of John fast often, and make supplications; likewise also the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink.
34 And Jesus said unto them, Can ye make the sons of the bride-chamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them?
35 But the days will come; and when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, then will they fast in those days." (Luke 5:33-35)

(In Jewish tradition, the wedding was a feast. The guests feasted while the bride and groom went into the huppah: the bride-chamber where the couple consummated the marriage. The best man stood guard at the door of the bride-chamber making sure no one distracted the couple. When the marriage was consummated the groom called to the best man. The couple presented the blood-stained sheet proving the bride was not married to another and the community celebrated the excellency of the bride that allowed their community to continue. The above passages showed the Church is the Bride (each of us is a part of the Bride or "son of the bride-chamber") and Jesus is the Groom. It looked as if Jesus was "dating" us when He was on earth.)

"26 And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, that standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is made full.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is of the earth, and of the earth he speaketh: he that cometh from heaven is above all." (John 3:26-31)

(Jesus said John the Baptist was the best man! John knew that Jesus was the Son of God and was Right and Just. He knew this because John said Jesus MUST increase, and he MUST decrease, anything less would be a contradiction. The more we allow God to direct our actions the more we DECREASE... this was humility and growth. John knew God's Identity.)

"1 Let not your heart be troubled: believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I come again, and will receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also." (John 14:1-3)

(Jesus said God's House has many mansions. The new Jerusalem is 1500 miles on a side, which is half the size of the United States. It is also 1500 miles high. In order for the Church to occupy the new Jerusalem, we would have to have some very large houses: mansions. According to Jewish tradition, when the man betrothed his wife through a vow or token, he went away to build their house. He was not allowed to come back for his bride until his father inspected his house and gave him permission. Jesus said He went away to make a house for us like a Jewish bridegroom.)

"23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my words: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's who sent me." (John 14:23-24)

(Jesus spoke of us living in the new Jerusalem because of keeping Jesus' WORDS. Our beliefs are proven by our actions: what we keep. The cause of keeping Jesus' Words is loving God. This is the First Command!)

"1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
3 For the foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them:
4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 Now while the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 But at midnight there is a cry, Behold, the bridegroom! Come ye forth to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Peradventure there will not be enough for us and you: go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour." (Matthew 25:1-13)

(Jesus is the Son that comes back when the Father says so. THAT is why only the Father knows when Jesus is coming back for us. The lamps were a Right WHAT. All of the women had them and just like we learned: ALL have knowledge/WHAT's/facts. BUT, there were some that did not have the CAUSE for the fire. They didn't have a Right HOW/WHY. You cannot create a flame without fuel. The oil was the cause. If we do not have truth, and pursue comfort, we are not "known" by Jesus. If we do not have truth, all we have is a SAY, just like the virgins who were left behind.)

"1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ:
4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love:
5 having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 to the praise of the glory of his grace, which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved:
7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,
8 which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
9 making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him
10 unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, I say,
11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;
12 to the end that we should be unto the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ:
13 in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation,-- in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
14 which is an earnest of our inheritance, unto the redemption of God's own possession, unto the praise of his glory." (Ephesians 1:1-14)

(Paul's letter to the Ephesians was his explanation of the meaning of life. His letter began with this passage. The word "earnest" in verse 14 was analogous to a token: engagement ring. The Holy Spirit is proof the Church is betrothed to Jesus. Read over these verses again and be conscious of how many definitions we have learned that were in this passage. It's awesome. It's like reading with a highlighter!)

"14 For we have not here an abiding city, but we seek after the city which is to come." (Hebrews 13:14)

(The city which is to come is the new Jerusalem. If you are a believer, this is where you are seeking: something you can't see and something that hasn't happened yet. What's that called?)

"5 And Jehovah came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do: and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do." (Genesis 11:5-6)

(Notice, people on earth that were of one language and one mind were able to do anything. This was a spiritual principle true for EVERYONE whether they are believers or not! Likewise, we will be able to do anything while we are in the Bride, the new Jerusalem, the Body, when we work together. God said that when people speak the same language there will be nothing withholden from them: words! All of us will have the Mind of Christ within us, the ultimate MIND! Yet we will still be unique...)

"11 And he gave some to be apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 for the perfecting of the saints, unto the work of ministering, unto the building up of the body of Christ:
13 till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a fullgrown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error;
15 but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ;
16 from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love." (Ephesians 4:11-16)

(We've seen this passage in several Doctrines. It was Paul's description of the Bride. We are all going to work together until we all together are the same stature as Jesus. The Bride will be equal to Jesus. In fact, look at this passage from the next chapter of Ephesians...)

"22 Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, and Christ also is the head of the church, being himself the saviour of the body.
24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives also be to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself up for it;
26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word,
27 that he might present the church to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 Even so ought husbands also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his own wife loveth himself:
29 for no man ever hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as Christ also the church;
30 because we are members of his body.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh.
32 This mystery is great: but I speak in regard of Christ and of the church." (Ephesians 5:22-32)

(Paul said the mystery was that we, the Church, are married to Jesus. How do we sanctify our man-made traditional churches? We wash them with Jesus' WORDS! Matthew 7:24... this was a DO, this was wisdom! In this eternal marriage, Jesus IS the WORD. He is the Perfect Husband.)

"1 Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1-2)

(Jesus came down from heaven and endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him. Jesus was in heaven. What could be greater than heaven? What DIDN'T Jesus have in heaven? Jesus endured the cross so that we could have the ability to be saved. So that we could have the Holy Spirit. So that we could choose to be saved and take our place in the Bride. Jesus' joy was marriage to the Bride where every cell in Her Body willfully desired Jesus. Believing in Calvinism made Jesus perverted: Jesus would be with a Woman who had no choice in the manner. In fact, that arrangement would be very similar to pornography...)

So why is it taking so long for us to be in heaven as a part of this Bride? Is there a reason WHY? If God wants us to be in heaven, why are we not there yet? We know that God is Right and Just, but it seems like the abuse Believers have endured throughout history is quite sufficient.

We are living in the "current way," anxiously anticipating the "next way" for God to move. What about when people were living under the Law, were they anticipating what would happen in our generation? What about the people before the Law? What about the people before...