Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Exponential Unemployment Rate Under The Messiah












You’re Fired!

Not exactly the words one wants to ever hear from his supervisor. But what if you were fired from a toilsome and difficult job, in a dirty and dangerous place, only to be hired by a perfect Employer, for a perfect job, in a beautiful place of countless blessing and reward?

The Bible teaches that the Lord Jesus Christ will reign over a literal one- thousand year kingdom on this earth from His throne in Jerusalem one day (Isa. 2:1-4;11, Zech. 14:9-21, Rev. 20:4-5). Sadly, for too many believers, this truth almost seems like a fairy tale because they simply don’t mix faith with the Word of God (Heb. 4:2; 11:1, 6). In today’s study we will consider some of the characteristics of this future Kingdom, things that will and things that will not be done “in all his holy mountain”.

He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron!

As part of His glorious return to earth the Lord Jesus Christ will break both the power of the nations as well as the curse that has been on the earth since Adam’s sin (Isa. 11:1-9; 35, Rom. 5:12-21). Revelation 19:15 says that, “out of His mouth go’s a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Psalm 2 as well as the prophetic books of Isaiah, Daniel, and Zechariah all echo this absolute victory that Jesus Christ will bring to His people Israel and in turn to the whole earth (Isa. 24:21-22, Dan. 2:44-45, Zech. 12:3-4; 14:1-3).

But putting down earth’s rebellion is only the start. The Bible also teaches that the One who wore a crown of thorns will also remove the curse from which they grew. Zechariah 14:8-9 tells of this wonderful healing that will begin when the King of the Kingdom is received. "And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one."

How Will We Serve the King?
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Well first, let’s think about some jobs and industries which will no longer be needed in the Kingdom Age. This of course only represents a partial list, as it is impossible to envision just how fully the curse has affected the earth and how much effort mankind spends fighting the consequences of it (Gen. 3:17-19).

It goes without saying that all employment in immoral industries such as Casinos, Nightclubs and Liquor Stores will be gone. While it’s true that there will be unsaved people born during the Kingdom years, all sinful activity will be held in check by the omniscient and instant judgment of God (Ps. 2:9, Isa. 11:4, Rev. 19:15).

Gone too, will be all branches of the military and all factories that manufacture munitions and weapons of war. Every military academy across the world will close as Almighty God’s Word declares , “he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plow shares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” Micah 4:3.

While it’s true that there will be unsaved people born during the Kingdom years, all sinful activity will be held in check by the omniscient and instant judgment of God

There will no longer be a need for policemen, law enforcement, night watchmen or guards of any kind. All prisons will be closed and there will be no employment relating to the criminal justice system or courts, whether at the state, local, or federal level. This means no judges, lawyers, bail bondsmen, bounty hunters or private detectives.

Since the only people that will die during the Kingdom years are those who commit an open act of rebellion, there will be no hospitals, doctors, nurses, convalescence homes, emergency responders or search and rescue personnel. Drug stores and the pharmacists’ they employ will no longer be necessary and no one will research diseases, run charities or lobby for a social cause. Both the psychiatrist and the psychologist will find different employment for lack of customers.

While farming will still be practiced, good crops will grow naturally and it will be impossible to grow a weed. Both the pesticide and fertilizer industry will cease and there will be no need for either the veterinarian or the exterminator. Instead of back breaking work, during the Kingdom, farming and gardening will be fun!

Since the weather and climate will be perfect, there will be no weathermen to try and predict it or insurance companies to sell products that protect against it. Manufacturing will cease for any and all products that battle rust, corrosion, mold and decay. Even the cosmetic industry will stop as there will be no battle against the ravages of the aging process.

So what then will believers do and how will they serve the King of kings in the Kingdom?

The Lord Jesus taught that the key was faithfulness. “And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.” Luke 19:17. By inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul reminded believers, “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:2.

Jesus will give each believer a perfect position in the Kingdom based on their faithfulness to Him today.

The Lord told his disciples, “Fear not little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32. God told Israel, “as a young man marries a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.” Isaiah 62:5. The Lord Jesus Christ loves us as his bride (Eph. 5:23-32)!

God promised by the prophet Zechariah, “In that day, says the LORD of hosts, everyone will invite his neighbor under his vine and under his fig tree.” Zechariah 3:10.

What a beautiful description of the coming Kingdom. Just as in Solomon’s day, where every tribe and family of Israel was given their own piece of property by the Lord, Zechariah assures us that the whole earth will be settled in peace and safety when the “greater than Solomon” rules with a “rod of iron” (Ps. 2:9, Isa. 11:4, Matt. 12:42, Rev. 19:15). There will be no need for locks on your doors or high fences to keep your neighbors honest.

Some might be thinking after these reflections on the Kingdom, can anything be greater? You had better be sitting down!

At the conclusion of the thousand year Kingdom on earth, God will create a new heaven and a new earth where all believers of all ages will live with Him forever.

At the conclusion of the thousand year Kingdom on earth, God will create a new heaven and a new earth where all believers of all ages will live with Him forever (Isa. 66:22, 2 Peter 3:13, Rev. 21-22:1-5). As wonderful as we have seen that this earthly Kingdom will be, the ETERNAL dwelling place with Christ will be exponentially better!

The Apostle Paul said, “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knows) such a one caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knows) how that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.” 2 Corinthians 12:2-4.

Paul could only say that it would be a crime to try and describe with earthly language the beauty of God’s heaven. If you only had in your language the words, “wet”, “soaked”, “damp” and “moist” could you describe to someone the vast and glorious Pacific Ocean? What would you tell them? It’s really, really damp! It’s a large wet and moist place! To even attempt it would be a crime!

Is it any wonder that God let Satan give Paul a thorn in the flesh after he had been given an eye witness view of such heavenly things (2 Cor. 12:7)?

Let us therefore keep our eye’s fixed on our Savior, remembering the future He has planned for us, while we labor in the valley, introducing others to the Good Shepherd who longs to bring them to such heights as well.

For, “without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

The perfect Boss, the perfect job, perfect co-workers, in a perfect place, with perfect pay, and an endless day…what a Rewarder indeed!
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Monday, February 6, 2017

The Pat's Win is a Win for ALL True Americans!






















The New England Patriots Super Bowl win tonight was the greatest come back victory in NFL Super Bowl history and their win tonight was also a major win for ALL true Americans! Let me explain. All the Trump haters in the sports media and in America hate Brady and Belichick because they are winners, overcomers and because they supported Donald Trump and his vision to "Make America Great Again". If Brady and the Pats lost this game tonight the haters of America would have rejoiced because they hate America, winners, true Americans seeking to "Making America Great Again" and the momentum that has taken place in the last two weeks under President Trump. Maybe you might be thinking I am reading too much into this win tonight but I do not. 

 That game was a spiritual picture of how close we were as a nation of losing our freedoms as ordained by our founding fathers under Almighty God.

That game tonight was a spiritual picture of how close we were as a nation of losing our freedoms as ordained by our founding fathers under Almighty God; but in Almighty God's ETERNAL mercy and grace He has spared us as a nation for a season to seek Him, get out His ETERNAL Word of RIGHTEOUSNESS as believers and to be saved if we know not the Lord as our personal Savior (John 1:12, 3:16-17)! We as a people - as the Patriots tonight - had the greatest coming back victory in last November's election as we were at the brink of being destroyed by the Left from within. Dear friends, I truly wonder how many Americans know how close we were as a nation from losing it all! In prayer and in persistence we never gave up on America not knowing what the out come would be. Many of us know that we as a nation can never recover from the EXPONENTIAL out workings of secular liberalism and what it has EXPONENTIALLY done to this nation; but we as true Americans can slow it down a tad so we as believes can give our all to our Savior for His glory and victory in these last days.

May we - in these days of grace and mercy - as victors in Jesus Christ be fully redeeming the time for God's glory in these days for our nation does not have much longer!  

May we - in these days of grace and mercy - as victors in Jesus Christ be fully redeeming the time for God's glory in these days (Rom. 8:28-39, Eph. 5:15-16); for our nation does not have much longer

It is my own personal opinion and I do truly believe that Almighty God had something to do with this amazing Pat's win tonight! For it was a sign to me that Almighty God's grace and mercy still abides on America for a very little season! 

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

It's Still The Lord's Day America




















 Hebrews 10:19-25

 A widely acclaimed film called “Concussion” (2015) portrayed the true account about a brilliant doctor from Nigeria who was working in Pittsburgh. As he examined the brains of dead football players, he discovered a very serious brain condition (called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE) caused by repeated concussions.  Victims of this condition can even experience dementia at a relatively young age as well as other serious symptoms, and this condition has been known to lead to suicides.  One notable quote from the film: “The NFL owns one day of the week; the same day the church used to own.” 

In these Laodicean times this is sadly true, but from heaven’s viewpoint Sunday, the day our Lord rose again from the dead, is still the Lord’s Day whether men honor it or not.

In these Laodicean times this is sadly true, but from heaven’s viewpoint Sunday, the day our Lord rose again from the dead, is still the Lord’s Day whether men honor it or not.  It is still the day that God’s people assemble together to exhort one another, and so much the more as we see the day approaching (Heb. 10:25).  It is still the day when God-seeking hearts find within Christ’s local assembly of believers the quiet presence of God, the blessed warmth of a real brotherhood, and the abiding truth of the sacred Scriptures. It is still the day in which believers continue steadfastly in the teaching of the apostles, in fellowship, in breaking of bread and in prayers (Acts 2:42).  It is still that vital time when God’s people come together to be equipped for the work of the ministry and for the building up of the body of Christ (Eph. 4:12).  “Them that honor Me I will honor, and they that despise Me shall be lightly esteemed” (1 Sam. 2:30).  God’s people have always desired to meet with God at His appointed place: “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD” (Psalm 122:1).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

GWZ. I. F.