The Way We Go
HEADLINE: John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 16:5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Ecclesiastes 12:7, Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
In the "GOOD NEWS" we have dissected words and discovered two-edge messages. ATONEMENT as an example means at- one- mind, and to be at one men V die. I do not consider death an enemy anymore. Instead I ascribe to God's words in the Acts of John. "98 This Cross of Light is sometimes called Logos by me for your sakes, sometimes mind, sometimes Jesus, sometimes Christ, sometimes a door, sometimes a way, sometimes bread, sometimes seed, sometimes resurrection, sometimes Son, sometimes Father, sometimes Spirit, sometimes life, sometimes truth, sometimes faith, sometimes grace; *and so* (it is called) for men's sake. But what it truly is, as known in *itself* and spoken to us, (is this): it is the distinction of all things, and the *strong uplifting* of *what is firmly fixed* out of what is unstable, and the harmony of wisdom, being wisdom in harmony (?). But there are places on the right and on the left, powers, authorities, principalities and demons, activities, threatenings, passions, devils, Satan and the inferior root *from which* the nature of transient things proceeded. 99. This Cross then (is that) which has united all things by the word and which has separated off what is transitory and inferior, which has also *compacted* all things into one. This text is from the New Testament Apocrypha, Vol. 2, by Hennecke-Schneemelcher. God is showing men that HE IS, and the testimony of His creating of all things and His purposes for man are authentic. Such an authority should have our respect and our fear. The revelation of the presence of a vicious devil out for revenge should also have our attention. Only the wise will know these things and only the astute will use such knowledge to his advantage.
Jesus was a sign to men for us to learn "the way we go" because men have always been afraid of death. Hebrews 2:4 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. It is true that Abel was the first to rise. Men could not see what was going on. All that men could see in death was a dead corpse that eventually rotted and left bones behind. This was not an exciting end. Jesus was God's proof to humanity that the human concept of death is wrong. By accepting Jesus' words and believing in him men do not have to fear death. Men have done many things to stay alive. If devils threaten you with the lions' den or a fiery furnace, do you bow down to the golden image? If you are threatened with death, do you dare to worship God? If you say you will tell the truth in court about a criminal event that you witnessed and the mob threatens you and your family with harm, do you tell the truth or run away? Because of Jesus' sacrifice many have dared to serve God at the cost of their lives. They had no fear of death. Jesus minimized devils' ace card to force men to do their will. But we do not worry about 20th century Pharisees' theology about Christ being the firstfruits. They do not understand. All we have to do is go to the transfiguration scene. There Moses and Elijah chatted with Jesus. Moses died and Moses rose up long before Jesus was crucified. So to conclude erringly that Jesus was the firstfruit of those who died is to err against fact even though the error is written as scripture. Men have known in part and prophesied in part. And here we see a part of their "knowledge that is wrong and must be done away," I Corinthians 13:9-10. We are all members of Jesus' BODY, "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world," Revelation 13:8. And Abel was the first "cell" of his BODY to rise in the beginning of man's presence on earth, or at the "foundation of the world." Theologians have been wrong before, but we will stand for the truth. Angels were aware of their sonship before Jesus said a word, Job 1:6; Luke 20:36. It is earthly man who is blind. Men have "known in part, prophesied in part, and understood in part," and part of what they think they know is wrong as our example shows. The Jews considered themselves Abraham's children rather than God's children and they attacked Jesus for saying he is a son of God, John 8:39-40. They were wrong, Matthew 23:9. Again go back to Isaiah 64:8 and Jeremiah 3:19. Why is it that those words of Isaiah and Jeremiah had no value to the theologians in Jesus' day? Solomon had written before about what happens when we die long before Jesus came in Ecclesiastes 12:7. Are some theologians today wiser and more Spirit-filled than Solomon was in His day? So even the new arrivers to Heaven are aware of what happened to them and that they are God's children. The angelic reapers tell them. The record of Jesus' words on the subject of man's origin and death is for the well-being of men who were born later.
II 1 And He answered and said unto me: 'Hear, Baruch, this word, And write in the remembrance of thy heart all that thou shalt learn. 2 For the earth shall then assuredly restore the dead, [Which it now receives, in order to preserve them]. It shall make no change in their form, But as it has received, so shall it restore them, And as I delivered them unto it, so also shall it raise them. 3 For then it will be necessary to show to the living that the dead have come to life again, and that 4 those who had departed have returned (again). And it shall come to pass, when they have severally recognized those whom they now know, then judgement shall grow strong, and those things which before were spoken of shall come.
51 1 And it shall come to pass, when that appointed day has gone by, then shall the aspect of those 2 who are condemned be afterwards changed, and the glory of those who are justified. For the aspect of those who now act wickedly shall become worse than it is, as they shall suffer torment. 3 Also (as for) the glory of those who have now been justified in My law, who have had understanding in their life, and who have planted in their heart the root of wisdom, then their splendour shall be glorified in changes, and the form of their face shall be turned into the light of their beauty, that they may be able to acquire and receive the world which does not die, which is then promised to 4 them. For over this above all shall those who come then lament, that they rejected My law, and stopped 5 their ears that they might not hear wisdom or receive understanding. When therefore they see those, over whom they are now exalted, (but) who shall then be exalted and glorified more than they, they shall respectively be transformed, the latter into the splendour of angels, and the former shall yet 6 more waste away in wonder at the visions and in the beholding of the forms. For they shall first behold and afterwards depart to be tormented. 7 But those who have been saved by their works. And to whom the law has been now a hope, And understanding an expectation, And wisdom a confidence, Shall wonders appear in their time. 8 For they shall behold the world which is now invisible to them, And they shall behold the time which is now hidden from them: 9 And time shall no longer age them. 10 For in the heights of that world shall they dwell, And they shall be made like unto the angels, And be made equal to the stars, And they shall be changed into every form they desire, From beauty into loveliness, And from light into the splendour of glory. 11 For there shall be spread before them the extents of Paradise, and there shall be shown to them the beauty of the majesty of the living creatures which are beneath the throne, and all the armies of the angels, who [are now held fast by My word, lest they should appear, and] are held fast by a 12 command, that they may stand in their places till their advent comes. Moreover, there shall then be 13 excellency in the righteous surpassing that in the angels. For the first shall receive the last, those whom they were expecting, and the last those of whom they used to hear that they had passed away. 14 For they have been delivered from this world of tribulation, And laid down the burden of anguish. 15 For what then have men lost their life, And for what have those who were on the earth exchanged their soul? 16 For then they chose (not) for themselves this time, Which, beyond the reach of anguish, could not pass away: But they chose for themselves that time, Whose issues are full of lamentations and evils, And they denied the world which ages not those who come to it, And they rejected the time of glory, So that they shall not come to the honour of which I told thee before.'
II Esdras 2:40 Rise, stand up, and see the whole company of those who bear the 39 Lord's mark and sit at his table. They have moved out of the shadow of this 40 world and have received shining robes from the Lord. Receive, O Zion your full number, and close the roll of those arrayed in white who have 41 faithfully kept the law of the Lord. The number of your sons whom you so long desired is now complete. Pray that the Lord's kingdom may come, so that your people, whom he summoned when the world began, may be set apart as his own.' 42 I, Ezra, saw on Mount Zion a crowd too large to count, all singing hymns 43 of praise to the Lord. In the middle stood a very tall young man, taller than all the rest, who was setting a crown on the head of each one of them; he 44 stood out above them all. I was enthralled at the sight, and asked the angel 45 'Sir, who are these?' He replied, 'They are those who have laid aside their mortal dress and put on the immortal, those who acknowledged the name 46 of God. Now they are being given crowns and palms. 'And I asked again, 'Who is the young man setting crowns on their heads and giving them 47 palms?', and the angel replied, 'He is the Son of God, whom they acknowledged in this mortal life. 'I began to praise those who had stood so valiantly 48 for the Lord's name. Then the angel said to me: 'Go and tell my people all the great and wonderful acts of the Lord God that you have seen.'
Odes of Solomon 11:9 I forsook the folly which is diffused over the earth; and I stripped it off and cast it from me: 10 And the Lord renewed me in His raiment, and possessed me by His light, and from above He gave me rest in incorruption; 11 And I became like the land which blossoms and rejoices in its fruits: 12 And the Lord was like the sun shining on the face of the land; 13 He lightened my eyes and my face received the dew; the pleasant odour of the Lord; 14 And He carried me to His Paradise; where is the abundance of the pleasure, of the Lord; 15 And I worshipped the Lord on account of His glory; and I said, Blessed, O Lord, are they who are planted in thy land and those who have a place in thy Paradise; 16 And they grow by the fruits of the trees. And they have changed from darkness to light. 17 Behold! all thy servants are fair, who do good works, and turn away from wickedness to the pleasantness that is thine: 18 And they have turned back the bitterness of the trees from them, when they were planted in thy land; 19 And everything became like a relic of thyself, and memorial for ever of thy faithful works. 20 For there is abundant room in thy Paradise, and nothing is useless therein; 21 But everything is filled with fruit; glory be to thee, O God, the delight of Paradise for ever. Hallelujah.
Men are attacked by devils immediately at birth. Devils cannot walk on the earth's surface like we do, Isaiah 14:12,21-22. They need our bodies for a platform of solid ground to avoid falling through solid matter, better known as the "bottomless pit," Revelation 12:2-4,17. All men are covered by "midget" devils about 6 inches tall avoiding the fall. Like the Lilliptians in the novel, "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift, they bind us with cords by brain and central nervous system control. We carry our worst enemies on our own bodies and take them to bed with us. Where "our bodies are the temple of God," the analogy for devils on us is the "badgerskin covering" over the temple, Exodus 36:19; I Corinthians 6:18. Under the law of Moses a "badger" is an unclean animal. It is because unclean and evil spirits do cover human beings that God had Moses to construct the temple that way. Jesus talked to both men and the devils on their bodies at the same time, but his human audience was not aware of their situation, . Notice how Jesus addresses his human audience and the demons on them in the same speech, John 8:34-44. Outlining mans' condition on earth Jesus revealed our situation in the following parables: Matthew 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. Here we see devils consider our bodies to be their property. At the point of death when God recalls the spirit of the dying person, devils get dumped back into the pit and fall, if they cannot grab a man nearby. Luke 17:34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. 35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. When men die, their spirits return to Heaven mostly as "prodigal sons," Luke 15:20-24. But the devils who possessed them remain behind hoping to re-infect or reincarnate someone else. This constitutes a continuous first resurrection better known as "the daily sacrifice" under the priesthood of Moses and Levi, Exodus 29:38-42; Daniel 8:11-12. Because men die every day and their spirits are brought to the Father mostly as "prodigal sons" Jesus said, " Luke 20:37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. The following parable shows how "the daily sacrifice" or daily "first resurrection" works.
Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; 23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. In this parable Lazarus is any human being and the rich man is any one of that man's former possessing devils, the principalities or kings of darkness.
Once inside of Heaven these sacrificial spirits of men are placed under the Altar where they are burnt by fiery angelic lectures and learn the truth about their earthly episodes. Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Malachi 3:17 And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. They see Lucifer and devils below for the first time. Isaiah 14:18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory (John 17:22-24), every one in his own house. 19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. 20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? From that vantage point they understand who the "man of sin" is for the first time.
A long time ago the Spirit revealed to Solomon "the way we go." Pondering the visible fate of men and animals he wrote: Ecclesiastes 3:19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. 20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. (Notice how the Spirit interjects words and corrects his thinking). 21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward5, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downwardi to the earth? Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 4:1 So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. 2 Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. 3 Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. The fate of the real "Beast" is much worse than Solomon could fathom: Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit..... the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.:21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. Notice that "the seed of evil doers," the seed of the serpent, cannot dwell on earth's surface nor create cities on the land. There is a difference between the seed of the woman of Revelation 12 and the seed of the other woman (the "beast") in Revelation 17. God's seed or human beings who are considered "meek" do have power to "inherit the earth" and make cities on its surface, Matthew 5:5. The WORD of God is a two-edge sword. Some of it is sent to devils and some of it is sent to men. Those who do not understand this and cannot rightly divide and determine which group God is addressing and when He is addressing them have written and taught great confusion by representing themselves as teachers and preachers sent from God when the opposite is true. They are unwitting instruments of devils set up to blindfold men's eyes to "the true way we go," II Corinthians 11:13-15. These are "lambs speaking like dragons" mentioned in Revelation 13:11. These men have applied to men the WORD sent to devils because they could not see devils and did not know which parts of the WORD were sent to devils on God's target audience. These preachers continue to apply the "doctrine of death and condemnation" sent to previously uncondemned devils toward human beings, but they are wrong, II Corinthians 3:7-11.
In the beginning Enoch was shown a parabolic analogy for "the way we go." It was not explained to him in fine detail because it was not time to illuminate everything. Here is what He wrote regarding death: Enoch 22 1 And thence I went to another place, and he showed me in the west another great and high mountain [and] of hard rock. And there were four hollow places in it, deep 2 and very smooth: three of them were dark and one bright and there was a fountain of water in its midst. And I said how smooth are these hollow places, and deep and dark to view.' 3 Then Raphael answered, one of the holy angels who was with me, and said unto me: 'These hollow places have been created for this very purpose, that the spirits of the souls of the dead should 4 assemble therein, yea that all the souls of the children of men should assemble here. And these places have been made to receive them till the day of their judgment and till their appointed period [till the period appointed], till the great judgement (comes) upon them.' I saw (the spirit of) a dead man making suit, 5 and his voice went forth to heaven and made suit. And I asked Raphael the angel who was 6 with me, and I said unto him: 'This spirit which maketh suit, whose is it, whose voice goeth forth and maketh suit to heaven?' 7 And he answered me saying: 'This is the spirit which went forth from Abel, whom his brother Cain slew, and he makes his suit against him till his seed is destroyed from the face of the earth, and his seed is annihilated from amongst the seed of men.' 8 Then I asked regarding it, and regarding all the hollow places: Why is one separated from the other?' 9 And he answered me and said unto me: 'These three have been made that the spirits of the dead might be separated. And such a division has been made (for) the spirits of the righteous, in which there is the bright spring of water. 10 And such has been made for sinners when they die and are buried in the earth and judgement has not been executed on them in their lifetime. 11 Here their spirits shall be set apart in this great pain till the great day of judgement and punishment and torment of those who curse for ever and retribution for their spirits. There 12 He shall bind them for ever. And such a division has been made for the spirits of those who make their suit, who make disclosures concerning their destruction, when they were slain in the days 13 of the sinners. Such has been made for the spirits of men who were not righteous but sinners, who were complete in transgression, and of the transgressors they shall be companions: but their spirits shall not be slain in the day of judgement nor shall they be raised from thence.' 14 Then I blessed the Lord of glory and said: 'Blessed be my Lord, the Lord of righteousness, who ruleth for ever.' In explaining this parable "the west" is where the sun goes down seemingly beneath the ground, but we know it is really rising in the east in another place. This refers to man's burial in the ground, but the Spirit told Solomon that the "spirit of man" rises to Heaven returning to the Father who gave it. The "high mountain of hard rock" refers to the heights of Heaven and the Rock is the Father Himself who supports ALL and causes ALL to "live unto Him"! Deuteronomy 32:18; Luke 20:37-38; John 17:24. From the priestly code of Moses we learned that the "daily sacrifices" were burnt on the altar. This refers to the spirits of men sacrificed in death each day whose voices John heard under the Heavenly Altar, Psalm 44:22; Revelation 6:9-11. Four "altering" schools of the Archangels, where the thinking and behavior of the risen spirits are changed, are designated by "four hollow places or chambers" in the top of the rock. In them the new "student BODY" of Christ is purified (burned) by the fiery lectures of the Archangels where they become "a sea of glass (mirror images of God) mingled with fire", Revelation 15:2. On earth men teach that men must change first before death (sacrifice) or they cannot rise to (Heaven) the ALTAR. That is wrong and contrary to the true pattern. ALL HUMANS are sacrificed and the true spirit change takes place at the ALTAR inside of Heaven, not outside of it. We are showing that much of the doctrines of men on requirements for salvation is extremely corrupt and outside the "pattern". The "just spirits of men made perfect" are required to watch men below interact with the demons in and on their bodies. Prior to this process men initially report on how they were killed on earth and ask for revenge and justice against those who harmed them. Paul was aware of this chapter of the Book of Enoch when he referred to the voice of the Spirit which "speaks better things than Abel" in Hebrews 12:22-24. The "souls under the altar" in Revelation 6:9-11 were found complaining just like Abel complained. However they all had a shocking surprise when they were required to watch or "return and discern between the wicked and the righteous man and between him that served God and him that served him not," Malachi 3:18. They are astounded when from above they see Lucifer, the "man of sin," for the very first time and begin to understand how he uses his God-given power over men to enslave and control them. Once they observe this, they modify their thinking about who their enemy and oppressor really is. They say, "Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?" Isaiah 14:16-17. From above they see men involved in the same incidents that happened to them as men on earth. This time they make a correct judgment concerning who is guilty of all sin. They agree with God that Lucifer and the kingdom of darkness are responsible for blame and guilt for all acts of sin. (They ATONE and forgive the trespasses of ALL MEN)! They see that devils only are bound in the bottomless pit until judgment is finally executed upon them. Regarding final judgment Enoch recorded a conversation between Michael and Raphael, Enoch 68:2 "Michael answered Raphael and said: 'The power of the spirit transports and makes me to tremble because of the severity of the judgement of the secrets, the judgement of the angels: who can endure the severe judgement which has been executed, and before 3 which they melt away? 'And Michael answered again, and said to Raphael: 'Who is he whose heart is not softened concerning it, and whose reins are not troubled by this word of judgement 4 (that) has gone forth upon them because of those who have thus led them out? 'And it came to pass when he stood before the Lord of Spirits, Michael said thus to Raphael: 'I will not take their part under the eye of the Lord; for the Lord of Spirits has been angry with them because they do 5 as if they were the Lord. Therefore all that is hidden shall come upon them for ever and ever; for neither angel nor man shall have his portion (in it), but alone they have received their judgement for ever and ever.'
Jesus gave us the parable of Lazarus and the rich man to manifest what happens to us and to the devils in and on us ("rich men" for possessing God's human jewels) when we die. "Two shall be in the field and one shall be taken and the other left. Two shall be in the bed. One shall be taken and the other left in that night" when God calls a man "upstairs." And they asked, "Where Lord?" And he answered, "Wheresoever the body is, there shall the eagles (Michael's angels, Revelation 4:7-8) be gathered together. This illuminates, fills in the gaps, and explains in clear focus what the angel told Ezra: II Esdras 7:78 But now to speak of death: when the Most High has given final sentence for a man to die, the spirit leaves the body to return to the One who gave it, and first of all to adore the glory of the Most High.  But as for those who have rejected the ways of the Most High and despised  his law, and who hate all that fear God, their spirits enter no settled abode, but roam thenceforward in torment, grief, and sorrow. And this for seven   reasons. First, they have despised the law of the Most High. Secondly, they have lost their last chance of making a good repentance and so gaining  life. Thirdly, they can see the reward in store for those who have trusted the  covenants of the Most High. Fourthly, they begin to think of the torment  that awaits them at the end. Fifthly, they see that angels are guarding  the abode of the other souls in deep silence. Sixthly, they see that they are  soon to enter into torment. The seventh cause for grief, the strongest cause of all, is this: at the sight of the Most High in his glory, they break down in shame, waste away in remorse, and shrivel with fear remembering how they sinned against him in their lifetime, and how they are soon to be brought before him for judgement on the last day.  'As for those who have kept to the way laid down by the Most High, this is what is appointed for them when their time comes to leave their mortal  bodies. During their stay on earth they served the Most High in spite of constant hardship and danger, and kept to the last letter the law given  them by the lawgiver. Their reward is this: first they shall exult to see the glory of God who will receive them as his own, and then they shall enter  into rest in seven appointed stages of joy. Their first joy is their victory in the long fight against their inborn impulses to evil, which have failed to  lead them astray from life into death. Their second joy is to see the souls of the wicked wandering ceaselessly, and the punishment in store for  them. Their third joy is the good report given of them by their Maker, that throughout their life they kept the law with which they were entrusted.  Their fourth joy is to understand the rest which they are now to share in the storehouses, guarded by angels in deep silence, and the glory waiting for  them in the next age. Their fifth joy is the contrast between the corruptible world they have escaped and the future life that is to be their possession, between the cramped laborious life from which they have been set free and the spacious life which will soon be theirs to enjoy for ever and ever.  Their sixth joy will be the revelation that they are to shine like stars, never  to fade or die, with faces radiant as the sun. Their seventh joy, the greatest joy of all, will be the confident and exultant assurance which will be theirs, free from all fear and shame, as they press forward to see face to face the One whom they served in their lifetime, and from whom they are now to receive their reward in glory.  'The joys I have been declaring are the appointed destiny for the souls of the just; the torments I described before are the sufferings appointed for the rebellious.' God has given all men the "free gift of righteousness" and Jesus himself became "the Lord our righteousness," Jeremiah 23:6; Romans 5:18. Therefore "those who have kept the law" applies to ALL MEN. "Those who have lived wickedly" applies to "the man of sin" and the powers of darkness who are cast off our bodies at the point of death. Without the keys supplied by Jesus' words, the angel's words to Ezra would be misapplied. This is how we use Jesus as "rose-colored glasses" to help us see clearly other parts of the WORD. Jesus becomes our tuning and focus button like those on a radio or TV. With Jesus' "keys" (his WORDS), we can understand the angel's words to Ezra perfectly. Always wear WORD-JESUS glasses when you view and review all portions of the written scriptures. What Jesus said is paramount when compared to the words and prophesies of the other writers, which is "in part" even though God spoke to them part of the time. When we read the angel's words to Ezra with our Jesus-glasses on, we see the unspoken gaps "filled-in".
We have mentioned the "daily sacrifice" to show how God taught a daily "first resurrection" in the law of Moses and the pattern of the Heavenly priesthood. For review, the priests were required to kill two lambs, one in the morning and one in the evening and to offer them on the altar, Exodus 29:38-43. This is the pattern of what occurs in Heaven. The lambs are men who die daily all over the earth, Psalm 44:22; Ezekiel 34:31. This is how God can come with "ten thousands of his saints" and why John saw in Heaven 144,000 virgins and "a number no one could count" rejoicing above, all of whom had been "redeemed by the blood of the lamb and from among men" abiding on earth, . Some contemporary doctrines on the state of the dead and requirements for salvation have no answer as to how all those saints and the huge numbers of men managed to get into Heaven. Those texts fly in the face of their resurrection doctrines and their theories on the rapture and who will die in hell. The daily death toll on earth created those huge numbers in Heaven which constitute all the past generations of men. This is that general assembly of the firstborn that Paul wrote about in Hebrews 12:22-24. This negates many Christian theories and doctrines on the "resurrection" rendering them invalid. They are errors outside of the "pattern of God's Heavenly priesthood" shown to Moses. But when you build on the Christ-foundation, you must be careful of who's words you use. Errors made by the Bible writers will be burnt along with the ideology of contemporary theologians who ate those errors. I am aware that many ascribe to Paul's words about "all scripture," II Timothy 3:16, and Peter's words in II Peter 1:21. But we have observed proof that those men also "understood in part". Nolonger naive children wearing veils when we read the scriptures, we use our JESUS-WORD glasses to gauge the truth in all words written. Those words outside of the "foundation-Jesus" and the "pattern given to Moses" are deemed "in part" or rejected totally as "badgerskin" scriptures and errors. Many books and doctrines are "for sale." You may buy them if you desire. I tell you when Jesus suddenly comes to his temple (you and "the church") he will overthrow the tables of the moneychangers and cast out those who sell and those who buy, Malachi 3:1; Matthew 21:12-13. Think about that and see how it applies to you.
CONCLUSION Jesus knew only what God shared with him. Nowhere can we find a statement from him that he knew Satan is a robot. Go back to the understanding available in Jesus' day. Now tell me, "What is a robot"? One can only understand what one has a foundation of thought to understand. No one had made a mechanical man back in those days. You cannot expect man or angel to have a basis to suspect such a thing was possible, let alone true. Paul and Peter had less understanding than Jesus. These men were of the opinion that God would destroy men if they did not repent. They had to be convinced that other men were God's children and worthy of life. Men have been most blind to the facts of life. We found out that Lucifer is a mechanical tool at a point in time when there was a basis to accept the possibility that a mechanical man could exist. Once man accomplished that, we have a basis to accept the fact that God, too, could create a sophisticated android being on a spiritual level. It is in the time of the end that these possibilities are real, and now is the only time God could reveal it to man. He laid the foundation for us to be able to conceive and perceive the fact that Lucifer is a non-living tool. Prior to now such a thought was inconceivable. It is not that God keeps secrets so much or wants to hide things from us so much, but it takes time for Him to build a basis for us to accept some of His amazing ideas. Had He told Michael and Gabriel, "Lucifer is a robot," what mental picture would have come to their mind? They would have had no point of reference to which to relate the word "robot." Because God made a mechanical opponent for our education shows us that He is not a vicious and unkind God. There is more to "life" than meets our earthly eyes and perceptions. When we dig a little deeper into the "why" of things and learn that we are actually "cells" of His living substance, we can better understand His great love for ALL. Our entire earthly tenure is an educational exercise to supply us with the negative contrasting phase that finalizes with our perfection upstairs. Devils have lied to us about God and our own nature. Ignorance served as a foundation for their advantage against us. We have believed their lies because truth and faith in the real truth have always been squashed and isolated from the masses of humanity. It takes God to establish faith in a man and to make a man remain faithful against assured demonic attempts on his life. God must affix love in our hearts for Him. He must create and maintain faith in man because faith is a gift. He must work the works of righteousness in those called to be righteous and be the "power" in those persons to resist assaults by demonic spirits seeking to neutralize or destroy them. If we do not believe demonic slander against God and if we reject the demeaning self-perception devils have given us of ourselves, we will be fertile in mind to learn the truth about God's PLAN and purposes for humanity and the creation itself.
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