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5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
Without depth of thought the idea of owning the world may sound appetizing
. I know it did to Eve. She bit into his offer
. But, if we look closer at the world, past its hype and lying promises, we will see the hunger, debt, sickness and pain
, the wars, domestic fights, road rage and senseless killings etc. You will witness abuse to children, cruelty to animals, violence
and the crude ugly language spewed out revealing the true nature of the one that owns them. They blindly go about their daily lives thinking they are free
, not bound to the laws of God, submitting to no one and doing things their way, they like Eve are very, very fooled
II Corinthians 4:4
4 whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe (too busy about their lives, money, sex, power, prominence), lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them (Satan has made sure his world lives in a spiritual darkness).
But a really wonderful thing has come about lately prophesied thousands of years ago.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened (spiritual eyes), and the ears of the deaf (spiritual ears) shall be unstopped. (God's people will begin to see, hear and understand how humanity has been deceived for thousands of years as their spiritual senses mature.)
32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (As descendants of Adam and wrapped up in the world they formatted at Satan's design, they cannot enter the Kingdom of God.)
Galatians 3:27&29 shows man how to change this.
27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Is this not awesome?)
28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.”
Romans 6:4 explains,
4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (or resurrect a new creature, one different than Adam's race).
16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed,” who is Christ (who was born through these special bloodlines).
Romans 9:6-8 shows us we are not Israel through flesh and blood.
6 But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect (now here is the answer to why the promises have not been experienced or fulfilled by the Hebrews today). For they are not all Israel who are of Israel,
7 nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, (this is important) “In Isaac your seed shall be called.” (The bloodline of Jesus had to run back through Isaac for even Him to be eligible to receive the promises to pass them on.)
8 That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed (pretty plain).
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
27 For this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”
Genesis 17, 4&7
4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you (Abraham), and you shall be a father of many nations. (Do you see how? By the bloodlines of Israel being mixed throughout the earth among all people and by God then calling them to be baptized into Jesus.)
7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations (this is the born again today), for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
In Genesis 17:21 He exposed His plan further.
21 But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah shall bear to you at this set time next year.”
To Isaac the Lord said,
2 Then the Lord appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. (Egypt represented the world at that time.)
3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. (He is the Father of the children of the promise.)
4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed (they will be called out of the world to gather as the house of the greater David, the house of Israel);
The promises of God continued on through Jacob.
14 Also your descendants (the 12 tribes) shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. (Here we see how all are blessed by Jacob's blessed descendants being scattered or dispersed across the earth.)
I Chronicles 16 sums it up.
I Chronicles 16:15-17
15 Remember His covenant forever, the word which He commanded, for a thousand generations, (remember, His word does not come back void)
16 The covenant which He made with Abraham, and His oath to Isaac,
17 And confirmed it to Jacob for a statute (this is a spiritual law), to Israel for an everlasting covenant, (It is for the seed of Abraham forever!)
To King David the Lord's promises continued.
II Samuel 7:16
16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. Your throne shall be established forever.” ’ ” (God will govern and guide His people through the house of David)
To David's son Solomon He said,
I Kings 9:5
5 then I will establish the throne of your kingdom over Israel forever, as I promised David your father, saying, ‘You shall not fail to have a man on the throne of Israel.’ (This carries over to the new earth as it is forever!)
Luke 1:32-33 shows us He surely does!
32 He (Jesus) will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest (half God); and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David (half man through Mary).
33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob (the enemy will not rule, nor man but God alone!) forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” (The house of Jacob, in other words Israel, will in the end stand forever strong and victorious in the Lord!)
16 ‘After this I will return (as the Holy Spirit) and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up;
17 So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord (God will once again guide through His government), even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things.’
I Corinthians 3:9 shows us another mystery, this temple is made of people, His body.
9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building (the house of the greater David, Christ, the body that houses Him).
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men (this is on earth), and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God (the tabernacle and throne of David is re-established).
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (The world vanishes along with time leaving eternity and God's Kingdom in place forever.)
I Corinthians 15:50 again shows us our natural bloodlines sure won't gain us access.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption (our carnal bodies) inherit incorruption.
Galatians 5:19-21 shows us why carnal man will not fit the Kingdom of God.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God
(pretty plain isn't it).
4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God (the world is not God's, so those that want the Kingdom must be circumcised from the world).
II Peter 3:12-13
12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. (As we have seen, God keeps His promises!)
Isaiah 61:4 prophesied of the end of time people, those who will establish the new earth.
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.
Isaiah 66:22 goes on to speak about what is coming also.
22 “For as the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me,” says the Lord, “So shall your descendants and your name remain (the New Israel, the new species born through the Seed of Abraham, which is Jesus the Word of God).
28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken (mankind will never give in to the enemy again as did Adam and Eve), let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;
21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox (no more eating each other).
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Won't it be wonderful when all the animals are friendly
, no desire to hurt each other or us as it was in the garden? And did you ever wonder what the earth itself would look like restored
, its foliage, forests and grasslands, mountains, plains, even deserts without decay and mold? Remember death will not be a part
of the new thing. What would we humans be like without bad memories, unsolvable problems, wars or painful relationships
. No more sickness, pain or death as God promises. What would life be like fashioned by a loving God, a caring Father, a compassionate, kind, sympathetic Creator that knows each and every one of His creation intimately
6 “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins (not worth much)? And not one of them is forgotten before God (He loves all of His creation from the least to the greatest).
7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. (He knows each and every one of us!)
I John 2:16
16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world (if you look closely almost every activity in the world is based on lust or pride).
I John 2:18
18 Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come (those in the body of Satan), by which we know that it is the last hour. (So the masses that make up the body of Antichrist are evidence the end is near!)
So in closing, which will it be
, the body of Christ, citizens of the Kingdom of God or Satan's body that loves the world? If we chose the body of Christ then we must understand we cannot be accepted until we are no longer a part of Adam
. We have to die either physically to live in paradise or die in baptism to be resurrected a new creature
, a new creation, then changed by God's knowledge, the Word into a different species of mankind
. We are not accepted any other way! Not by bloodlines, nationality, affiliation with church groups, nor by gender or even our good deeds! It is not about our connection with some great man or woman of God either, all is based on our own personal choice
. It is about our disconnection from Adam
, his mentor Satan and the world and society they have built together and instead being connected through rebirth to Christ the last Adam
, the Seed of Abraham. That is what makes us heirs to God's Kingdom
I Corinthians 15:45
45 And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being (one that was born to die, that was his legacy).” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit (made rebirth of our spirits possible and eternal life).
I Peter 1:3-5
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again (begotten means to bring a child into existence) to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (now we can resurrect in His resurrection to new life),
4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you (our inheritance is sure, it is a promise of God),
5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (This is the end time new species of man that will establish the new earth!)
I Corinthians 15:52-54
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (How awesome is this!)
53 For this corruptible (the body we had from our Adamic days) must put on incorruption (our bodies will be restored!), and this mortal must put on immortality. (Makes your heart beat a little faster doesn't it!)
54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” (Remember the promises of God at Revelation 21:3, no more sickness, pain, sorrow or death for those that choose His Kingdom!)