THE TEMPLE OF GOD
THE KINGDOM & TEMPLE HAVE DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS.
BOTH OPERATE FROM THE SPIRIT REALM
Kingdom Study 5
This work is completely independent of any existing religions denomination, church, organisation or group, a voice from a wilderness.
"Christ Jesus is the foundation cornerstone. 21 In union with him the entire building, is harmoniously being joined together, and is growing into a holy temple for God. 22 In union with him you too are being built up together into a place for God to inhabit by spirit", Ephesians 2:20-22.
Most persons who diligently study the bible, understand God's Kingdom will rule from the spirt realm by anointed Kings and that it will contain a heavenly Temple arrangement administered by Priests. However although both are located in the spirit realm the Kingdom and the Temple have dramatically different functions. We will examine the Kingdom first and its function followed by a more detailed examination of this Temple and its purpose.
The 'Kingdom of heaven' will become God's new royal administration eventually ruling all creation inhabited with members of His family, all those qualifying as Sons of God. "The sacred secret of his will. According to His good pleasure that He Himself purposed for an administration at the full limit of the appointed time, to gather all things together in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth" Eph 1:9-10. This Kingdom will eventually oversee and govern all creation, spirit beings and human beings on behalf of their creator Yhwh. Once established its rule will never end.
At its head it will have a premier King of kings ruling with 144,000 associate kings. All 144,000 selected by God from humans living during certain prescribed periods of times. This administration will first judge all spirit beings in the heavens, followed later by a judging of all human beings. All will be judged as to their support for or against the Kingdom's rule. "The holy ones (144,000) will judge the world and if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to try very trivial matters? Do you not know that we will judge angels? 1 Cor 6:2-3.
Just prior to the appointed time for the Kingdom's start, a massive coronation ceremony will take place in heaven, Jesus as King over 144,000 associate kings. Following this coronation they will take up their positions as crowned Kings in this royal Kingdom administration. The predetermined number of 144,000 associate kings all selected by Yhwh and cared for by his only begotten Son Jesus, who said: “Of those whom you have given me, I have not lost a single one.”John 18:9. The selecting of these kings started in 30 AD and continued throughout the following 40 years, until it ended in 70 AD with the prophesied destruction of Jerusalem, its temple and the Jewish age (see bible generation). Following this and to date (2023) no further kings have been recruited.
THE NUMBER WHO MAKE UP THE KINGDOM ADMINISTRATION
According to the book of Revelation written in 95 AD some 25 years after the Jewish age had ended, we are informed that the number required of associate kings is 144,000. They apparently were not all collected during this first century generation. An undisclosed number are still required to be signed the Kingdom contract. "When he opened the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those slaughtered because of the word of God and because of the witness they had given. They shouted with a loud voice, saying: “Until when, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, are you refraining from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” And a white robe was given to each of them, and they were told to rest a little while longer, until the number was filled of their fellow slaves and their brothers who were about to be killed as they had been", Rev 6:9-11.
Those thousands recruited to be kings during the first century, all died and now sleep in death until the "full limit of the appointed time" (Eph 1:10) arrives for their resurrection. They are to be brought back to life as spirit beings at the beginning of the Lords day when the period of his second presence starts. According to Revelation 6:11 once resurrected they are apparently counted and told to wait a little while longer until the short fall in number has been recruited from mankind. These last remaining recruits complete the 144,000 number, these also will need to die sacrificial deaths, following which they will also be resurrected as spirit beings to join their brothers and attend the great coronation ceremony. "Look! I tell you a sacred secret: We will not all (144,000) fall asleep in death, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, during the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised up incorruptible, and we will be changed. For this which is corruptible must put on incorruption, and this which is mortal must put on immortality." 1Cor 15:51-53.
Jesus was closely following his fathers dictated script, when he acted out a preview of his true coronation by a seemingly futile presentation of himself at Jerusalem as its King in April 33. Under Gods direction he was deliberately setting a time marker. Exactly 2,000 years after this preview enactment, in April 2033 Jesus will stand up to be crowned King along with 144,000 associate kings at a massive coronation ceremony in heaven when all 144,001 will receive their crowns. The Kingdom administration will then begin its rule. In preparation some three and a half years earlier the heavenly realms containing its vast population of spirit beings are embroiled in a propaganda war in the courts of heaven. All these spirit beings are judged by those members of the 144,000 that have just been resurrected. They judge those who loyally accept the incoming new Kingdom arrangement and those who resist. All those opposing and refusing to submit to the new ruling arrangement will be removed, this effectively creates a vast new heavenly system.
THE KINGDOM BEGINS TO RULE
And war broke out in heaven: Michael (a pre human name of Jesus) and his angels (those 1,000s resurrected of the 144,000) battled with the dragon, and the dragon and its angels battled but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them any longer in heaven. So down the great dragon was hurled, the original serpent, the one called Devil and Satan, who is misleading the entire inhabited earth; he was hurled down to the earth, and his angels were hurled down with him. I heard a loud voice in heaven say:“Now have come to pass the salvation the power and the Kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ, because the accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God! And they conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their witnessing, and they did not love their souls even in the face of death. On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.” Rev 12 8-12
Once it commences its rule in 2033 this Kingdom administration will never end (see Kingdom time schedule). It does not however take over earthly territories until after a large group of loyal humans living on the earth are separated and gathered by crowned king representatives of the Kingdom, within the final generation period (between 2036 and 2070) .
“When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne (2033). All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will put the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.But it cannot restore the vast billions of humans that have died or prevent those alive from ageing and dying, this will take a very special mechanism.
This group will be protected alive through the Armageddon take over war because of their close association and support for the interests of the Kingdom kings. They will remain alive on the earth to become a nucleus of earthly citizens of the Kingdom. This will create a new earthly system, it can then be said there are both a new heavens and a new earth and the prophecy fulfilled “.. according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness” 2 Peter 3:13. From then on the Kingdom administration will rule all creation made up of spirit and human beings implementing Gods judicial laws and directives.
TEMPLE FOR A SPECIFIC WORK.
WHY BLOOD SACRIFICES?
Incorporated within the Kingdom administration will be a spiritual temple facility, exclusively created for one unique purpose only, to administer blood sacrifices. From the very beginning of man's history, some 2,500 years before God directed a building to be constructed in which to carry out blood sacrifices, He had emphasised the importance of blood sacrifice.
Cain and Abel = God confirmed blood sacrifice better then other types, Gen 4:3-5.
Noah = After the flood he offered animal blood sacrifices in the form of burnt offerings approved by God, Gen 8:20-21.
Abraham = Sacrificed heifer, male and female goat, turtle dove and pigeon all killed and presented to God, Gen15:9-10.
Why would God approve of killing animals to provide bloody sacrifices?
All these animal blood sacrifices were solely illustrative of future unique blood sacrifices. God never wanted animals to be sacrificed for their own sake, they in themselves contained no value. These sacrifices were to draw man's attention to the need for all important human blood sacrifices that God did require. Jesus confirmed this was the situation when he pinpointed the reason God required blood sacrifice in order to restore his original plans for project earth. It was the essential key component in His restoration plans for mankind, enabling the permanent removal of mankind's inherited death causing disease.
"For since the Law has a shadow of the good things to come, but not the very substance of the things, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered year after year, make those who approach perfect. Otherwise, would not the sacrifices have stopped being offered, because those rendering sacred service once cleansed would have no consciousness of sins any more? On the contrary, these sacrifices are a reminder of sins year after year, for it is not possible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take sins away. So when he (Jesus) comes into the world, he says: “‘Sacrifice and offering you did not want, but you prepared a body for me. You did not approve of whole burnt offerings and sin offerings.’ Then I said: ‘Look! I have come to do your will, O God.’” After first saying: “You did not want nor did you approve of sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sin offerings”—sacrifices that are offered according to the Law (Mosaic law) — then he says: “Look! I have come to do your will.” He does away with what is first in order to establish what is second. By this “will” we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time" Heb 10:1-10.
"For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I myself have given it on the altar for you to make atonement for yourselves, because it is the blood that makes atonement by means of the life in it" Lev17:11.
HUMAN BLOOD SACRIFICES
To emphasise the need for special human blood sacrifices Yhwh directed the construction of a f acility to constantly preview to the Israelite nation of the need for special unique blood sacrifices. Details of its initial design were given to Moses who followed them in constructing the Tabernacle, later rebuilt as Solomon's Temple and then Herod's Temple all following the same design pattern. This building was an abattoir for slaughtering animals. The priests were butchers of animals to be offered as sacrifices. They did not bleed them they remained whole, unlike animals killed for food which were all bled (Kosher).
Yhwh provided this Temple to illustrate to Israel a unique blood sacrifice that would need to be administered within a heavenly temple. This temple in heaven God started to build using his only begotten Son as a unique human blood sacrifice upon which 144,000 additional purchased human blood sacrifices could be built. All these sacrifices would be applied exclusively for the benefit of mankind. But how?
The temple was officiated over by a special priesthood, acquired by God at the time of Moses. This was designed to illustrate the future purchase of a unique first born priesthood which would carry out a life restoring program on behalf of all mankind.
In Egypt, Moses passed on specific instructions dictated by God. Just prior to the time of the tenth plague God instructed the Israelites to use the blood of a sacrificed lamb, in order to save all the first born Israelite males while the angel of death killed all the Egyptian first born males. This event was then commentated in the Jewish Passover festival held annually on Nisan 14th. Mosses passed on the instructions to mark the outside door posts of their houses with the blood of the sacrificed lamb. It created a protective flag, causing the ‘angel of death’ while passing over their homes to hold back from inflicting death on any first born male Israelite inhabitants inside. These preserved first born males of the Israelite families were then claimed by God as His property and belonged to Him.
“Set apart for me the first boy born in every family. The oldest son of every Israelite mother belongs to me” “you must buy back every firstborn son” Exodus 13:2,13 (NLT).
The 22,273 first born sons preserved alive on that night, under Gods instructions were exchanged, man for man with males of the tribe of Levi, a purchase price was levied for any extra ones that the Levites could not supply sufficient males to cover, this was paid to the Levites.
“I have taken the Levites from among the Israelites in place of the first male offspring of every Israelite woman. The Levites are mine, for all the firstborn are mine. When I struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, I set apart for myself every firstborn in Israel,” Numbers 3:12-13 (NIV).
By this decree all 22,273 saved first born males were transferred by God into priests by replacement or ransom payment.
"Then Yhwh said to Moses: “Register all the firstborn males of the Israelites ... You must take the Levites for me ..in place of all the firstborn of the Israelites, .. Moses then registered all the firstborn among the Israelites, just as Yhwh had commanded him. The number of all the firstborn males who were registered by name from a month old and up was 22,273.
Yhwh continued to speak to Moses, saying: “Take the Levites in place of all the firstborn among the Israelites, and the Levites must become mine. I am Yhwh. The ransom price for the 273 of the firstborn of the Israelites who are in excess of the Levites, you are to take five shekels for each individual,.. You are to give the money to Aaron and his sons as the ransom price of those who are in excess of them.” So Moses took the money of the redemption price for those who were in excess of the Levites as a ransom price. He took the money from the firstborn of the Israelites, 1,365 shekels, .. Then Moses gave the money of the ransom price to Aaron and his sons, .. just as Yhwh had commanded Moses" Numbers 3:40-41.
In this way all the Israelite first born sons that were saved by the blood of the sacrificed lamb in Egypt were claimed by Yhwh as belonging to Him and were exchanged by him into priests. These events were crafted to form a pattern that God would follow in transferring a far larger group of “first born” ones into priests by a purchasing system.
The building design of the illustrative temple these priests would carry out their sacrifices in, contained 3 main divisions, each division used in the process of offering sacrifices. This acquire priesthood administered all animal blood sacrifices made in conjunction with these 3 divisions.
Each temple division, cleverly illustrated things that were to be incorporated within the real heavenly temple, that Yhwh intended to construct. This time facilitating the application of essential human blood sacrifices.
1. The Courtyard containing the Sacrificing Altar and the Water Basin.
This Courtyard represented the earthly location of loyal Sons of God who would become sacrifice administering Priests.
The Altar in the courtyard provided a means for approved ones to offer special blood sacrifices, their own sinless lives while on earth.
The Water Basin represented a means of cleansing to bring them up to God's required standard, as reborn approved Sons and Priests.
2. The Holy section containing the Lamp Stand the Table of Bread Loaves and originally the Altar of Incense.
This Holy compartment represented an approved clean transitional stage of anointed persons while serving God on earth.
The Lamp Stand inside the Holy compartment represented the light of knowledge received from Yhwh and Jesus, and then given out by these approved representatives.
The Table of Bread Loaves represented bread from heaven, Jesus body is the Bread from heaven the anointed feed on, and spiritual food provided by God to approved ones while on earth.
The Altar of Incense representing a unique communication installed exclusively between Yhwh and these specially approved and adopted ones (prayer).
3. The Holy of Holies containing the Ark of the Covenant.
The Holy of Holies represented the throne position of Yhwh in heaven .
The Ark of the Covenant containing the stone tables of the covenant made with Mosses which represented a new exclusive covenant agreement.
This Temple was an illustrative arrangement for the application of human blood sacrifices required by God for a specific purpose.
PASSAGE OF SACRIFICE.
All these animal sacrifices were killed on the altar in the courtyard by the appointed priests. Once a year the high priest took a sacrifice from the altar into the first compartment of the temple the Holy, he would then pass through this compartment and open the curtain dividing the holy compartment from the Holy of holies and present it to God at his throne inside the Holy of Holies. This formed a pictorial pattern of Yhwh's real intended plans. Although God provided much pictorial representation of these things throughout the first 4,000 years of man's history. He did not commence constructing the real Temple until 33 AD when certain individuals were walking on earth in the symbolic courtyard.
Jesus when looking at the temple building in Jerusalem said it would all be torn down and rebuilt in 3 days referring to the building of the real spiritual temple arrangement that God had directed his son to construct. "The Jews said : “What sign have you to show us, since you are doing these things?” In answer Jesus said to them: “Break down this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” John 2:18-19.
The construction contract covering this '3 day' building task is examined in detail in THE TEMPLE RAISED IN THREE DAYS.
SPIRITUAL TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS.
The entire temple arrangement was designed for transferring specific blood sacrifices required by God to Himself. Certain sacrifices that were to be executed on earth required conveying to the heavenly throne of God Himself. The first sacrifice carried out at the altar in the courtyard of the earthly Temple, represented the sacrificial death of a perfect sinless "son of a man" on earth Jesus Christ. Why was his bloody repugnant ordeal to the death so important and necessary to God?
It provided the only solution that would enable God to reverse and cure the ageing death disease suffered by all mankind. The first man created, Adam was originally sinless, by acting unlawfully he became substandard, contaminated with imperfection (sin) which was transmitted to all his descendants. All humans then inherited imperfection (sin) which resulted in a death sentence commuted on all mankind. This forfeited for himself and all of us his off spring, the opportunity of perpetual human life without ageing. Through a disloyal independence rebellion he incurred a slow degrading life which through ageing ended in death, inherited by all his offspring. All mankind including us became subject to this ageing process, slowly culminating in death over an average of 70 years. Is there any solution that could counter it and cancel its inherited effects on mankind? There is only one way to lift this death sentence. Cancel and remove the cause of this terminal disease on mankind! What is it?
See Original Sin.
The illegal death of a loyal man without sin, dying while keeping God's laws could possible rebalance it. By the laws of justice, a sinless, illegal death, could be applied to counter balance the effects of mankind's inherited death disease. But, where could a sinless man be found who had not inherited the death disease? Non out of all the billions of humans could qualify. God provided the solution. A means of obtaining a second sinless human being.
Achieved by the transference of an uncorrupted life force from the spirit kind realm, metamorphosed into human kind, through a miraculous birth. The only human born, since Adam, uncontaminated with this death disease. He was thus born with the equal potential of inheritable perpetual human life, as Adam originally had. This life force with inheritable potential was sacrificed in order to create a legal counter able to eradicate humanity’s inherited terminal ageing disease. Christ’s death can be used by God to initiate the means to provide a complete and permanent cure to all human ageing and death. Individuals throughout all generations contaminated with this disease, who have lived and died from its effects, could also be provided an opportunity to take advantage of this cure “For as by man came death, so by man there is a coming back from the dead. For as in Adam death comes to all, so in Christ will all come back to life” 1 Cor 15:21-22 (BBE). "(Jesus) gave himself a ransom for all, to be witnessed in due time” 1 Timothy 2:6 . Just as all humans are the off spring of Adams family inheriting his death dealing deficiencies so all humans can choose to become off spring of Jesus family inheriting, sustained continual life .
As previewed by the use of a sacrificial Passover lamb that saved all the first born Israelite males in Egypt. So God arranged the reality, a greater Passover lamb sacrifice, that was required to pay the ransom redemption price to effect the purchase of the entire human race from death. "The next day he (John the Baptist) saw Jesus coming toward him, and he said: “See, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29 see original sin. This would eventually enable all humans who have ever lived to have the opportunity to come back to life, with the possibility of acquiring perpetual non aging physical life. To this end Yhwh commissioned the building of a working temple system to apply this unique sacrificial cure. All earth's dates and events in connection with this restoration plan are fixed to and from this all important sacrificial death 33 AD. This year was purposely set by God for the critical blood Sacrifice it becomes the central point in the entire plan the apex on which the entire plan hangs. It is by far, the most important date in all human history, radically affecting every person alive and who has ever lived, including you.
"Just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned... But the gift is not like the trespass. For if by one man’s trespass many died, how much more did the undeserved kindness of God and his free gift by the undeserved kindness of the one man, Jesus Christ, abound to many!"
"Also, it is not the same with the free gift as with the way things worked through the one man (Adam) who sinned. For the judgment after one trespass was condemnation, but the gift after (their) many trespasses was a declaration of righteousness. .. So, then, as through one trespass the result to men of all sorts was condemnation, so too through one act of justification the result to men of all sorts is their being declared righteous for life".
"For just as through the disobedience of the one man many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one person many will be made righteous. .. So that just as sin ruled as king with death, so also undeserved kindness might rule as king through righteousness leading to everlasting life through Jesus Christ our Lord" Rom 5:12-21.
WAY OPENEDAt the time of Jesus death a way to transfer his blood sacrifice directly to God was opened. God dramatically highlighted the timing of this opening, as the record informs us, the curtain separating the Holy compartment from the Most Holy section was split apart, torn open at the moment of Jesus death. “The curtain of the sanctuary was rent in two, from top to bottom.” Matthew 27:51. The first building block in the spiritual temple could now be laid in heaven. It was now work in progress.
"Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness for the way of entry into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, which he opened up for us as a new and living way through the curtain, that is, his flesh", Heb 10 19-20.
On day 40 after his resurrection Jesus ascended to heaven as a spirit being and appointed High Priest. Between days 40 and 50 he carried the value of his human blood sacrifice to the throne position of God. Previewed by the High priest once a year taking a blood sacrifice from the alter in the court yard, representing sacrifices made on earth. He took it through the Holy compartment and presenting it to God in the Holy of Holies. Once Jesus had presented his blood sacrifice to his Father, its value and purchasing power was weighed and exchanged for thousands of special adoption powers. With this power he was able to purchase the transforming of 144,000 humans into new sinless creations for adoption as Gods procession whom He would change into a priesthood.
"For if we live, we live to Yhwh, and if we die, we die to Yhwh. So both if we live and if we die, we belong to Yhwh", Roman 14:8.
This was strikingly previewed by the acquiring of a new Israelite priesthood being made up of first born male Israelites all claimed by God as his. When a lambs sacrificed blood was painted on the door frame of the Israelite house in Egypt preserving them alive. God had purchased them as his property. God was illustrating how He would purchase a unique priesthood for himself who would render special blood sacrifices that could be used to remove mankind's substandard (sinful) condition and cancel the inherited Adamic sin that kills all humans.
"The next day he (John the Baptist) saw Jesus coming toward him, and he said: “See, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" John 1:29.
All of these 144,000 were substandard human beings carrying inherited sin. They needed an expensive washing to cleanse them of their inherited Adamic death dealing contamination along with their own additional personal sins (see original sin). This was required in order to elevate them up to God's acceptable standard. To achieve this they individually need to be purchased a spirit powered rebirth as new sinless creations. Only then could God adopt these new creations as members into His family, as His 'Sons'. This cleansing was symbolised by the water washing basin in the temple courtyard.
"The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin", 1 John 1:7.
“You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, for you were slaughtered and with your blood you bought people for God out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and you made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God, and they are to rule as kings over the earth.” Rev 5:9-10
"if one becomes an anointed, he is a fresh creation; the former self has passed, you should see, it has become renewed" Westcott & Hort 2 Corinthians 5:17.
εἴ τις ἐν Χριστῷ, καινὴ κτίσις: τὰ ἀρχαῖα παρῆλθεν, ἰδοὺ γέγονεν καινά:
if a-one in unto-Anointed, fresh a-creating; the-ones first-belonged it-had-came-beside, thou-should-have-had-seen, it-hath-had-come-to-become , fresh;
if one becomes an anointed he is a fresh creation; the former self has passed, you should see it has become renewed
Exactly 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection, on the festival day of Pentecost, God’s power in the form of the holy spirit was poured out upon the first 120 disciples of Jesus gathered together in Jerusalem. They became the first of a total of 144,000 who would be first born 'Sons of God', anointed to serve as priests in a holy priesthood. As previewed by the appointing of a priesthood by covenant under Moses. They are each saved by the blood of the lamb and enter into a covenant with Jesus to offer up their own lives as sacrifices, as Jesus had. Once they had accomplished their sacrificial deaths they would at an 'appointed time' transfer these sacrificed lives to God’s presence and be built into the spiritual temple arrangement.
"You come to him, a living stone rejected by men but chosen, precious to God, you yourselves as living stones are being built up into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, in order to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ," 1 Peter 2:4-5.
"You are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for special possession, that you should declare abroad the excellencies” of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. For you were once not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not been shown mercy, but now you have received mercy" 1 Peter 2:9-10.
Once these undergo the water baptism of Jesus they are brought into union with the Father and the Son through the purchasing power of Holy Spirit. They sign into the Kingdom blood contract. With God's approval they became eligible to serve in the symbolic Holy compartment while living on earth. Becoming en-lighteners of God's progressing plans for mankind, symbolised by the golden lamp stand in the Holy compartment. “You are the light of the world. . . Let your light shine before men, that they may see your fine works and give glory to your Father who is in the heavens.”Mat 5:14,16. These all feed on Christ's body and blood and enjoy exclusive revealed spiritual knowledge (food ) symbolised by the Table of Bread in the Holy compartment.
THE REAL BREAD
"The bread of God is the one who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” Jesus said to them: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will not get hungry at all, and whoever exercises faith in me will never get thirsty at all. For I have come down from heaven to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me. This is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose none out of all those whom he has given me, (144,000) but that I should resurrect them on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that all these ones who discern the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.”
No man can come to me unless the Father, who sent me, draws him, and I will resurrect him on the last day. “I am the bread of life. This bread comes down from heaven, so that anyone may eat of it will not die out (ἀποθάνῃ). I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever; and for a fact, the bread that I will give is my flesh in behalf of the life of the world.”
Jesus said: “Most truly I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day; for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood remains in union with me, and I in union with him. .. I live because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will live because of me. ..Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” ..The sayings that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life. 65 He went on to say: “This is why I have said to you, no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” John 6:33-65
It is only after Yhwh has granted it to them, can these individuals come to Jesus to be born again and have their minds opened for assimilating this knowledge from heaven which teaches them all they need to know.
"Then he (Jesus) opened up their minds fully to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures" Luke:24:45.
"The holy spirit, which the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things" John 14:26.
It is, to these granted ones, this information is primarily directed, to the rest of mankind for the time being it will remain hidden. "However, they did not get the meaning of any of these things, for these words were hidden from them, and they did not understand the things said" Luke 18:34. Others are unable to fully understand or get the meaning of these new things. The approved ones are provided a special direct open line, a personal prayer communicator, represented by the Altar of Incense in the Holy compartment of the model temple. “The incense means the heard prayers of the holy ones.” Rev 5:8. Their prayers are a unique communication link with| God and Jesus in connection with their commissioned work in serving Kingdom interests before they die sacrificial deaths. This spirit teaches them and clarifies to them all the things they needed to know. For the first 10 years between 33 and c43 they had no 'new testament' writings, the first Gospel of Matthew was not penned until c43. They were not reliant on these writings as the spirit opened their minds to knowledge on Kingdom matters and so they were all in harmony of understanding. They are reserved as living building stones for the spiritual temple.
"Christ Jesus himself is the foundation cornerstone. In union with him the whole building, being harmoniously joined together, is growing into a holy temple for Yhwh. In union with him you too are being built up together into a place for God to inhabit by spirit" Ephesians 2:20-22.
These ones after signing into the Kingdom contract are fed new life sustenance from the blood of Jesus and agree to sacrifice their newly created lives to the death in God's service, as Jesus had, they undergo the same baptism of death. Once their individually sacrificed lives have been accomplished they each qualify to carry out the administering roll and position of acting Priests of God. At the 'appointed time' they will return to life as spirit beings, able to apply the weighed value of their own sacrificed bodies to bring rebirth to still others.
"Can you drink the cup that I am drinking or be baptized with the baptism with which I am being baptized?” They said to him: “We can.” At that Jesus said to them: “The cup I am drinking, you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am being baptized (death), you will be baptized" Mark 10:38-39.
"Do you not know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? So we were buried with him through our baptism into his death, in order that just as Christ was raised up from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also should walk in a newness of life. If we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united with him in the likeness of his resurrection" Romans 6:3-5.
Resurrected Spirit beings as Jesus was they too can enter the throne position of God through the symbolic curtain separating the Holy from the Most Holy compartment. The value of their blood sacrifice weighed out and exchanged for power. With this massive conglomerate power of 144,001 sacrificed lives they are able to purchase all humanity, every person that has ever lived and died, by a rebirth using the mechanism of resurrection. This will then provide them all with a free choice opportunity, whether they wish to become Sons of God members of His family or not.
At the time Jesus left the, angels said to an on looking group of pre selected disciples who would receive a rebirth "Galilaian men, the one you are standing looking at entering heaven, this Jesus the one who has been taken from you to the one in heaven, after this one you will follow in like manner, in order to see him, by transferring to the one in heaven" Acts 1:11 Westcott & Hort.At Gods appointed time thousands more building blocks will be added to the first building stone laid in the spiritual temple. They will became priests in a holy priesthood, and offer up spiritual sacrifices as Jesus has within God’s spiritual temple arrangement. But it is still work in progress, the temple is still not complete.
During the first century between 33 and 70 many thousands were purchase in this way. Those selected signed into the Kingdom contract to the death, agreeing to sacrifice their now sinless human lives on the earthly altar. Once accomplished they wait in death sleep as Jesus did but for some 2,000 years until the appointed time for their resurrection, also as spirit beings in 2029. All 144,001 priests will compound sufficient purchasing power to resurrect all the billions of dead mankind who have died throughout all the generations of man's history.
These 144,000 are all born again by being bought the opportunity of becoming recreated sinless human beings in order to comply with the death contract. They are then able to offer their sinless human lives as sacrifices in order to obtain further life returning power. Once sacrificed their sinless live having died illegally according to God's Laws. Can justifiably be returned to life, resurrected in spirit bodies in order to present their sacrifice at God's throne in exchange for massive power with which to bring back to life others. Their resurrection after death is not a rebirth from sinful to sinless as this was only required once. So they are justifiably resurrected in the same way Jesus sacrificed his sinless human life taken illegally and was then justifiable resurrected in a spirit body.
The first century recruiting period ended in 70 AD yet the full number required had not been attained. But it was interrupted so that no further recruiting was going to take place for the next 1,960 years. What bible evidence is there for this?
KINGDOM CONSTRUCTION SUSPENDED FOR 1,960 YEARS.
By the end of the first century, the conveyors of true theocratic knowledge were all dead. The first 'presence' period of Jesus Christ had come to its end, this period of spirit assisted knowledge was over. Jesus promised his apostles in the year 33 to maintain a direct link with them until the Jewish age came to its end. He said: "Look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the (Jewish) age" (Matthew 28:20 W&H). Jesus maintained a direct link with each of these individuals, by means of a powerful spirit connection. The Jewish age or system ended in its destruction at the hands of the Romans, as Jesus predicted it would at Luke 21: 5-6, 20. Historical records confirm this occurred in the year 70 when Roman armies under Titus destroyed the temple and the capital city of Jerusalem, removing Jewish inhabitants from the land of Israel.
Jesus' special contact with his apostles lasted until the final one died. After this, man made theories and doctrines were systematically introduced removing any remaining influence left by these first century disciples, the true spiritual knowledge died from the earth with them. However, a safe deposit of knowledge had been created and recorded in the Greek scriptures of the Bible. The Apostles understood they were working within a limited time frame. Paul in the year 56 said "the appointed time has grown short" 1 Corinthians 7:29. Or the time left is reduced, confirming the apostles recognised there was a set time limit for their disciple making ministry and it was running out. There were only 14 years left.
Jesus last words to them before leaving for heaven "Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things (Jewish system which ended in 70 AD).” Mat 28:19-20.
When they died, this power died with them. The Apostles warned about the situation that would develop following their deaths. Paul for warned that a full-blown apostasy would soon take over. He emphasised that the warnings he and the Apostles were giving them were acting as a restraint, holding back the main apostasy until they died off and the generation period along with the Jewish age ended. He stated it was partly in evidence then, but confirmed it would not be fully in the open until the restraining influence of the Apostles with the spirit working through them were out of the way in death.
He said "concerning the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, .. Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. He stands in opposition And now you know what is acting as a restraint, so that he will be revealed in his own due time. True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who is right now acting as a restraint is out of the way. Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing at the manifestation of his presence" 2 Thessalonians 2:3-81.
The last living apostle John, confirmed what Paul had already said about this Antichrist, that it was taking over fast. The restraints had all but died off, proof they had reached the end of the first Kingdom recruiting period "it is the last hour, and just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared, from which fact we know that it is the last hour" 1 John 2:18. The Antichrist apostasy abandoned the true knowledge given out by Christ in favour of its own perverted man made teachings. In this way, the apostasy directly opposed what Christ and the Apostles had taught and revealed; it became an Antichrist organisation.
With the restraint of the Apostles removed through death, this Antichrist apostasy completely took over. The development of this apostasy would be allowed to last for a set period of time, Paul said: "There will be a period of time when they will not put up with the healthful teaching, but in accord with their own desires, they will accumulate teachers for themselves to have their ears tickled, and they will turn their ears away from the truth, whereas they will be turned aside to false stories" 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
According to 2 Thessalonians 2:8, this apostasy period would not come to an end until Christ exposed it at the 'manifestation of his second presence'. Following 70 AD there is no evidence that any further recruiting of potential King/Priests has taken place during the period of this Apostasy. Which developed into the world wide denominations of Christendom. The hold of this apostasy will not end until it is exposed at the time set for Jesus second presence period, late in 2029, exactly 2,000 years after Jesus first presence started late in 29 AD.
"The Lord Jesus will do away with (the antichrist apostasy) by the spirit of his mouth and bring it to nothing at the manifestation of his (second) presence" 2 Thessalonians 2:3-81.
Further information See 1. THE ANTICHRIST, APOSTASY 2. APOSTASY AND CREED DOCTRINES 3. THE PROTESTANT FIRST AWAKENING.
NUMBER REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION.
The remaining number required to complete the 144,000 will be collected between late 2029 and spring 2033 (see REVEALING THE SONS OF GOD). These final building stones will also sign into the Kingdom contract, all agreeing to die sacrificial deaths. But this time they will not have to wait 2,000 years in death sleep before they are resurrected. They will transpose into spirit beings by a resurrection quickly after they die in spring 2033. These will be the final priests making up the number to 144,000. See THE EARLY AND LATE RAIN? James 5:7.
Look! I tell you a sacred secret: We (144,000) will not all sleep in death, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye, during the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised up incorruptible, and we will be changed. 1 Cor 15:51.
When these 144,000 priests are resurrected they enjoy immortal lives in Spirit bodies, death can no longer have power over them. These last ones can then also directly present the value of their individual blood sacrifices to their God Yhwh. Through the symbolic curtain separating the Holy compartment from the Most Holy compartment at His heavenly throne within the temple arrangement, They exchange with God the value of their blood sacrifices for power. This massive conglomerate power of 144,001 sacrificed lives is able to purchase every person that has ever lived and died a second opportunity to come back to life by the mechanism of resurrection.
According to the Kingdom timetable these final Priests will start to be recruited from late 2029. Will you be one of these last ones of the 144,000, who the Father draws? Only those granted by the Fathers can come into union with Jesus. Will you volunteer to be one of these called out of darkness into his wonderful light and handed to Jesus? Are you prepared to sacrifice your life?
Once the recruiting has been accomplished, and all 144,000 have been resurrected, the completed spiritual temple comes into existence, empowered with the human blood sacrifices of 144,001 priests. They use this power to bring back to life by the mechanism of resurrection, all the billions that have died throughout the generations of mankind, providing them a second opportunity to life on earth but this time with pristine physical human bodies, and the prospect of becoming members of Yhwh's family who will enjoy continual life.
According to bible statements before these earthly resurrections start to take place, during the final generation period, following the Temples completion in 2033 (2036 to 2070, see MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD). All humans then living on earth will be separated by their action in, positively supporting representative Kingdom priests on earth or opposing them. “Thus says Yhwh of Hosts: “In those days, ten men will take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, they will take hold of the skirt of him who is a Jew, saying, ‘We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’” Zechariah 8:23 (WEB). This effectively separates the world's population into two groups, described by Jesus as those on the right hand and the rest on the left, he referred to this separation in one of his illustrations on gathering earthly Kingdom citizens. The entire earth’s population will be separated on the basis as to how they react toward these Kingdom Priests serving on earth. Will they fight against them or will they join and support them?
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory” (NRSV). The event follows the time of his coronation when he sits on the throne, from 2033. Then “All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left” . This separating of the entire earth’s population takes place within the final 40 year generation period.
"Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry gave me food, thirsty gave me drink, a stranger you welcomed me, naked gave me clothing, sick you took care of me, in prison you visited me.’ ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers (members of my family, Kingdom representatives), you did it to me”.
The ones on the right hand appreciate these Kingdom Priests serving on earth during this period (2036-2070) they support them and take care of their interests. These Priests are serving Kingdom interests on earth under the directions of the King of Kings they are constantly under attack. The sheep like ones willingly and at risk to themselves take on the reasonability of caring and supporting these Brothers of Jesus, part of the Kingdom brotherhood. By caring for them they are also caring for Jesus interests. They are recognised as righteous ones and are invited to continue living on into the on going 1,000 year age, inheriting Kingdom citizen opportunities.
“Then he will say to those on his left: ‘Go away from me, you who have been cursed, into the on going fire prepared for the Devil and his angels (see Rev 20:1-3). For I became hungry, gave me nothing to eat; thirsty, gave me nothing to drink. a stranger, not receive me hospitably; naked, not clothe me; sick and in prison, not look after me.’ ‘Truly I tell you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these (Kingdom representatives), you did not do it to me.’ Depart, restrained from life (Kolasin), from the on going ‘Age’ (aiōnion), but the righteous ones continue living into the on going Age” Westcot & Hort translation Mat 25:31-46.
Depending how the entire population of the world react toward the Kingdom representatives on earth during this final generation period determines their future. The billions on the left hand will lose opportunity to Kingdom citizenship because they neglect to respond or care for the interests of the Kingdom representatives on earth, possibly even opposing them. They will not remain alive through the Armageddon war and and will be cut off from it in death during the following 1,000 year age.All loyal supporters will survive the great tribulation of the Armageddon war under their protection. Jesus said "there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again. In fact, unless those days were cut short, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the chosen ones those days will be cut short" Mat 24:21-22. They become the first group of earthly citizens to live on earth during the Kingdom's allocated 1,000 year restoration rulership of the earth. The 144,001 Priesthood through the temple arrangement will administer the healing and curing strength of their sacrificial deaths, countering the effects on these first earthly citizens of their inherited Adam's disease. They will grow physically younger pristine bodies, non of these will ever die from the ageing process. The Priests will heal them and assist them in elevating them to live by Gods standards and eventually adoption into His family.
"A great crowd, which no man was able to number, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes; and there were palm branches in their hands. And they keep shouting with a loud voice, saying: “Salvation we owe to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb.”
In response one of the elders said to me: “These who are dressed in the white robes, who are they and where did they come from?” And he said to me: “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb". Rev 7:9-14
"He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of its main street. On both sides of the river were trees of life producing 12 crops of fruit, yielding their fruit each month. And the leaves of the trees were for the healing of the nations Rev 22:1-2.
ADDITIONAL EARTHLY CITIZENSThese Armageddon survivors will not be the only Kingdom citizens living on the earth during this 1,000 year earthly restoration rule of the Kingdom. The bible refers to two separate times for earthly resurrections.
1. An early better resurrection for those justified to it, having listened to God and shown loyalty before they died, readily able to cooperate.
2. A later unjustified resurrection, takes place some 1,000 years later, for the vast majority of mankind, who have not listened or cooperated and so done nothing to justify receiving an earlier citizen resurrection.
Luke wrote "I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous (justified) and the unrighteous (unjustified)" Acts 24:15.
Soon after the Armageddon war, the power of the priesthood will be used to resurrect all those judged to justify receiving an earlier resurrection, based on their loyal actions before they died, during whatever generation they lived. These are deemed to be entitled to receive a resurrection 1,000 years earlier than the mass of mankind. They will cooperatively work under Kingdom oversight in restoring the earth, according to God's original plan. The power and right to resurrect these ones obtained from the sacrificial deaths of the 144,001 priests and administered through Yhwh's temple arrangement. These resurrected thousands will join the large crowd of Armageddon survivors. Under the over sight of the Kingdom's kings and for a period of 1,000 years. They will organise and transform this earth to its original God intended perfect condition
It is by way of God's arrangement through these Priests that the early earthly resurrection of justified ones can take place, Paul speaks of this "men were tortured because they would not accept release by some ransom, in order that they might attain a better resurrection. They were stoned, they were tried, they were sawn in two, they were slaughtered by the sword, And yet all of these, although they received a favourable witness because of their faith, did not obtain the fulfilment of the promise, (of a better resurrection) because God had foreseen something better for us (the priesthood), so that they might not be made perfect apart from us (without us)" Heb 11:35-40.
Jesus claimed to have purchased all mankind by his human blood sacrifice, with which he first purchased 144,000 associate priests, all sacrificing their lives. Through the spiritual temple arrangement the purchase of all mankind is completed, by resurrections the rest of the billions of unjustified mankind asleep in death will take place. Scheduled toward the end of the Kingdom's assigned 1,000 year restoration rule of the earth. The priesthood will again carry out this gigantic project by applying the conglomerate resurrecting power received from their 144,001 sacrificed sinless lives. All mankind will then have received their resurrection. Death will have been emptied. The power of the Priesthood will have accomplished its purpose in undoing the effects of Adamic death on mankind. The temple arrangement will then cease, its purpose having been fully completed.
All creation, spirit and human beings will be ruled under Yhwh's Royal Kingdom Administration, but only humans can acquire the benefits administered from the spiritual temple. This temple will counter and cure the effects of death by bringing back to life through the mechanism of resurrection all the generations of dead mankind. At present all humans die regardless of their disposition toward God. Following their resurrection, all humans will then live or die by their individual disposition and actions toward God.
Soon God will start searching the earth's population for potential individuals for selection to fill the remaining vacancies for Priests when He does an amazing opportunity presents itself.
See Kingdom Opportunities Available for Christians of all denominations to become part of the rule by God
THE TEMPLE CONSTRUCTION AND FUNCTION
Jesus ransom redeeming sacrifice paid.
He takes on the roll of God's High Priest
Jesus uses value of his sacrifice to buy 144,000 assistant priests.
Purchased in two batches,
1st batch = from 33 to 70 AD
2nd batch = from 2030 to 2033 AD
All 144,000 sacrifice their new sinless lives in the service of Yhwh.
Those that died between 33 and 70
are resurrected from the dead in spirit bodies.
2030 to 2033.
Remaining ones purchased by Jesus between 2030 and 2033.
2033 these are all killed and after 3 days are quickly resurrected in spirit bodies.
The spiritual temple is completed with 144,001 building stones in heaven.
|It administers the conglomerate value of 144,001 sinless blood sacrifices to buy the
billions of dead humans out of death. Carried out in two time separated resurrections.
1st resurrection on earth
All those loyal humans justified to an earlier resurrection, in pristine physical bodies c2070
1,000 years later
2nd resurrection on earth
All the billions of unjustified mankind, in pristine physical bodies c3070
Temple purpose completed, possibly no longer required.
THE KINGDOM ROYAL RULERSHIP
Jesus ransom redeeming sacrifice paid.
Will take on the roll of God's King of kings
Jesus uses value of his sacrifice to buy 144,000 associate kings.
Purchased in two batches,
1st batch = from 33 to 70 AD
Those that died between 33 to 70
are resurrected from the dead in spirit bodies.
2nd batch = from 2030 to 2033 AD
Remaining ones are purchased by Jesus between 2030 and 2033.
In 2033 they are all killed and quickly resurrected in spirit bodies.
All 144,000 remain loyal to the death in service of Yhwh.
The coronation of the King of kings and 144,000 associate kings.
The Kingdom administration is set up with 144,001 kings in heaven.
It begins to rule all the heavenly realms in 2033.
Kingdom takes over all earthly territories at Armageddon war
It will eventually rule all spirit and human beings.
ITS RULERSHIP WILL NEVER END.
God's projects have precision and perfection, when His Kingdom plans in the Bible are studied in depth, every aspect is found to fit perfectly with all others. Its intricacy of detail when progressively comprehended become more and more amazing in their harmony of perfection. The deeper one digs the more gems are discovered, peeling layer after layer progressively opens up its awesome revelations.
Important Information KINGDOM OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHRISTIANS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS