The Daily Word of Righteousness

Six Unscriptural Traditions, continued

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. (Isaiah 60:1,2—NIV)

The most powerful revival of all is just ahead of us. Or do we suppose, having been blinded by Dispensational theory, that the nations of the earth are going to come to the physical land and people of Israel and not to the Church of Jesus Christ (referring to the above verse)?

According to our understanding the Glory of the Lord will come upon the Church at the time Jesus appears in the clouds, just as in the days of Noah the fountains of the deep were broken up before the rain started falling. I think this is what the Lord meant when He said His return would be as the lightning coming from the east and flashing to the west. As soon as we are one in Christ in the Father the world will believe it is God who has sent the Lord Jesus Christ into the world. This is what the Scripture teaches and Isaiah tells us how it will take place.

There will be no secret coming of the Lord except to the personalities of the victorious saints in spiritual fulfillment of the Old Testament feast of Tabernacles (John, Chapter Fourteen).

Heaven Is the Eternal Home of the Saint

The idea that Heaven is our eternal home is not found in the Scriptures. It is a teaching of Gnosticism, the doctrine that matter is evil and spirit is good. Really, the opposite is true. There is nothing wrong with our flesh except for the spiritual evil that drives it.

God made the physical world "very good."

Let us point out that Paul stated, concerning those who are raised when the Lord returns, "we shall be with the Lord forever."

I don't know about you, but I want to be with Jesus. Where Jesus is, is all the Heaven I need or want.

Now, if we want to know where our eternal home is, it is where Jesus is. Is that sensible?

When the Lord returns He is going to establish His Kingdom on the earth. His headquarters will be in Jerusalem. In fact He will sit in the Throne of David on the Temple Mount. From there He will govern the creation of God. I think all the blood-washed believe this, as far as I know.

I do not want to be in Heaven when Jesus is in Jerusalem. I want to be with the Lord, just as Paul said.

When the new sky and new earth come into view, the new Jerusalem will descend through the sky and come to rest on a high mountain of the new earth. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the new Jerusalem.

Jesus will be forever on the new earth ruling from the glorified city of Jerusalem. I think the blood-washed believe this also.

Can you then explain to me how Heaven is our eternal home when we will be on the earth with the Lord Jesus throughout the thousand-year Kingdom Age and then forever in the new Jerusalem on the new earth? How then is Heaven our eternal home?

To be continued.