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The Daily Word of Righteousness
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. (Revelation 21:3)
Right here, right here, in the verse above—are you listening?—is a one-liner that describes what God is doing. If you understand Revelation 21:3 you will understand the Kingdom of God.
If you are still picturing the Divine salvation as a plan to carry you to a mansion in Heaven where you will do nothing of significance for eternity you are dwelling in la-la land.
Notice when God or the angels speak from Heaven they always yell. So much for sitting quietly in church.
"The tabernacle of God is with men."
Here it is. Are you ready?
The dwelling place of God. This is the Father's house that Jesus talked about. It is the eternal dwelling place of God. It is the holy city, the new Jerusalem, the Wife of the Lamb, the Body of Christ, the Messiah.
It is the glorified Christian Church. Jesus Christ is the chief Cornerstone. We are living stones in this structure.
The house of God is being prepared in Heaven right now. It is destined to come down and be installed on a high mountain of the new earth, where it will remain forever and ever.
The city's name is "the Lord is there." It is holiness to the Lord.
It is the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Is it a real city that people can travel to? Yes, I believe it is.
Now, who are the "men" that the tabernacle of God is with?
The "men" are the saved nations of the earth.
Right here is a glitch in Christian thinking. It is the current understanding that there are only two classes of people in the new age, the saved and the lost. Actually there are three classes of people: the Church, the nations of saved people, and the lost.
If you don't understand there will be saved people who are not part of the Church then how can you understand what it means to be a member of the royal priesthood? How can you understand what the Bible means when it states we will rule with Christ over the nations of the earth?
Are we to rule over the lost nations, the goat nations? I don't think so. I believe the Bible says the lost nations will be in the fiery Gehenna.
Are we to rule over one another? Are we to be priests over one another? The Bible forbids this. Christ is our only Master. Christ is our only Priest.
Hey! Get ready! The Kingdom of God is at hand. The Kingdom of God is God in Christ in the saints ruling the saved nations of the earth.
Get hold of this. It will revolutionize your understanding of the Bible. The Old Testament will make sense. Passages you used to skip over will suddenly be part of the package.
The Church consists of an elect, an Israel, a people chosen of God from the foundation of the world to govern the world in righteousness. This is why we are trained, tested, rebuked, dealt with all day and all night. We are being made paradigms—models from which mankind will be shaped forever.
Jesus Christ is our Model. We are being made models from the great master Mold. The people we will guide and bless will continue for billions of untold billions of years, so don't get impatient with God while He is dealing with you.
To be continued.