Skip to comments.There Are No Short Cuts
Posted on 01/19/2014 5:32:35 AM PST by The Ignorant Fisherman
Many believers today try to manufacture and produce the heavenly joy and experiential wisdom by earthy carnal means, but the end results of these is the eventually collapse and shipwreck of the child of Almighty God on the rocks of unbelief (Matt 7:26-27, 1 Tim 1:19, Heb. 4:2, James 1:22).
Only when the mind of the child of God is absolutely fixed (Is 26:3) and locked onto Almighty Gods NEVER changing Word - by faith with application (Heb. 11:1,6) - will the child of God enter into a realm of spiritual treasure and knowledge that transcends the confinements of time (Prov 4:7, Rom. 11:3, Col 2:2-3, 1 Peter 1:7). It is only when Almighty Gods Word is applied and exercised in the life of the child of God that spiritual growth will take place (John 15). It does not come cheap and is well worth the price (1 Peter 1:7).
What ever you are going through today; take this opportunity to trust Almighty God and apply His Word in your life by faith and watch what God will do for you. He will enlarge your mind and heart. He give you a heavenly vision that will help you comprehend and know in your heart that Heaven is our home and that God truly loves you and wants only the highest and best for you (Rom 8:28). The world will see that in deed Christ in you is wise and their famished soul will desire the wonderful fruits of the Spirit in your life (Matt 5:16, Luke 8:8, Gal 5:22-23).
My Beloved, bring along your notebook and pencil and pay close attention to what Almighty God is seeking to teach you. Have faith in God with great thanksgiving! You will NEVER be the same! NEVER!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
"Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these other things will be added unto you." (my emphases)
Only regenerated believer-disciple followers of The Lord Jesus Christ can enter the Kingdom of God.
In contrast, other unrighteous pretenders can get into the kingdom of heaven. Watch out for them. They are not your friends.
Yes... The Kingdom of Heaven will be Christ’s/Messiah’s 1000 year reign on earth promised to regenerate Israel and saved gentile nations. The Kingdom of God is Almighty God’s final ETERNAL state.
At the end of the 7 year tribulation only believers enter into the Kingdom of Heaven and all unregenerate lost unbelievers removed (Messiah’s 1000 year reign (Matt. 13:40-43, 47-50, Rev. 19:11-21). Sadly they (the Tribulation saints who survive (as Noah did) will have offspring who will repopulate the earth and tragically in the end will rebel as the number of the sand of the see. (Rev. 20:7-9).
For the believers who have died or have been raptured... all will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven in resurrected bodies (Rev. 20:4-6), Believers and regenerated men from Adam to John the Baptist, The Church age and the Tribulation saints. Even Lot will be there.
and at the end of 1000 years ALL believers will enter the ETERNAL ESTATE (the Kingdom of God forever to be with the Father, Son (Lamb) and the Holy Spirit (Rev. 20-21:1-5)
This is my biblical position on this I do not know if we see eye to eye on this.
Thanks for your reply!
The Kingdom of The God also exists now, but is eternal, and only consists of those who are regenerated--born of the Spirit--possessors of Eternal Absolute life. Some members of each kingdom have died physically, and some are alive
The The Kingdom of Heaven was available from the beginning of its announcment by John the Baptizer as a herald coming in like fashion as Elijah, to the Jews.
For a time Jesus also preached the Kingdom of Heaven. It was available, here on earth, until John's gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven was rejected, and he was slaughtered by Herod the tetrarch. From then on, Jesus preached the gospel of the Kingdom of The God; and the reign of Christ was put on hold until His Second Coming to earth to establish it as the government over all the earth, and the dissolution of such governments as have prevailed up to the point of His Return.
However, the Kingdom of The God and the Kingdom of Heaven has continued on concurrently throughout the church age as a mixed multitude; but the presence of the Kingdom of The God will be withdrawn from the sphere of earth when its members, the saints, both living and dead, join Christ in the air at the pre-tribulational (and pre-millennial) harpadzoh--the snatching-away event.
The Kingdom of Heaven and its (still) professong (but unregenerated) believers pass through the Great Tribulation. Some will, that is; and some won't. After the seven years, These two kingdoms will coexist again on earth, as Jesus comes to reign, with his saints, over this earth for ten centuries.
This is a partial explanation of the illustration below:
This diagram is found at:
Is this a Clarence Larkin chart? I know he had many charts which looked similar. I think he was the first dispensational preacher to use these visual aids.
This chart looks kind of complex, but by reading through the paper, and applying the color codes of the various categories of humans, their paths and destinations can be traced.
It takes a little study work, but this clarifies most eschatological doctrines, and is completely based on reliable Scriptural references, as given in the paper.
Again, the subject is "There Are No Shortuts"--that is, it is given to each of usto study this out. The chart here merely helps to keep things coherent and on track.