—Part 29 of "The Garden of Eden!"
—Old Testament Millennial Scriptures!
1. REVELATION 20! PTL! HALLELUJAH! TYJ! HI THERE! HOW ARE YOU? Pardon me for being somewhat distracted but I just happened to see a mouse run down the wall over yonder! I don't know whether he fell inside or fell outside. I have a feeling he fell outside 'cause I don't see him now. But it's a good idea to keep your eyes on those little thieves & robbers because the Lord says, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where thieves break through & steal & moth & rust corrupt"—& mice & rats & human thieves are the kind that break through & steal! (Mt.6:19)
2. WELL‚ THE DEVIL ALWAYS TRIES TO GIVE US SOME LITTLE KIND OF A JOLT OR DISTRACTION or a lightning bolt or a mouse or a fly or something to get us sidetracked to think he's gonna defeat us—instead of that we take the wrath of the Enemy to defeat HIM! The Lord says He causeth "the wrath of man to praise Him!" (Ps.76:10) He can turn the wrath of man around to BENEFIT Him instead of being any problem!
3. SO LITTLE MOUSE, AS LONG AS YOU DON'T COME ANY CLOSER WE'LL BE ALL RIGHT! Just keep your distance! You're one of the Devil's pests & I rebuke you in Jesus' name! You just stay over there & stay away from here & we'll be all right! We've gotta leave here pretty soon anyway & we'll leave the whole thing to you, you can have the whole works! Well, it may not have been a mouse‚ it looks like there's a huge giant Egyptian moth out there outside the window! So that might be what it was!—Another of Satan's pests!
4. FORGIVE ME, BUT I'M ALWAYS FASCINATED BY THE MARVELS OF GOD'S CREATION, everything that He made back yonder in the days of the Garden of Eden! Weren't you fascinated by that marvel of His Creation you saw moving here on the screen a few moments ago?—One of the beauties of His Creation, His crowning creation of all—a beautiful woman! That was quite a revelation, huh? That was our lovely Elisheba, God bless her, & our girls are each taking a turn to do a nice little favour for poor old Grandpa to inspire him & get him warmed up to his subject every night! They don't seem to have any problem getting warmed up to theirs, & they get me warmed up too‚ PTL!
5. WE'RE A VERY SEXY RELIGION! If you thought you were coming for some kind of a Wednesday Night Church Prayer Meeting, you're gonna have a surprise tonight‚ because we're like Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden! We've gone back to the original religion of God & the beauties of His creation & the freedom of nudity & sex & all the way God originally made it & made us to enjoy it, PTL! So we're having all kinds of revelations from the time of the Garden of Eden to the Future, & we're going to read to you tonight from this old old Bible! I told you about this a little bit last time, I think.
6. THIS IS THE BIBLE THAT I BOUGHT WHEN I WAS 19 YEARS OF AGE, shopped all over Miami, Florida to find it, & bought it for five dollars. I thought that was a lot of money in those days, but you couldn't duplicate the same Bible today, not even for 50‚ because they don't make them anymore. It's a very beautiful Oxford University Bible, originally printed in Oxford, England but this one was done under contract or franchise with Oxford in New York! And it is a very remarkable Bible because I used this for 30 years of my life, this old Bible.
7. I SPENT 30 YEARS OF MY LIFE IN THIS BIBLE, FROM THE TIME I WAS 19 TO 49, PRAISE GOD! So now it's over 40 years old. I finally had to give it up after having it bound two or three times, because as you can see, it kind of naturally falls open to certain pages that I loved best in the Gospels‚ in Matthew. Can you see how battered they are & how sadly they are torn & battered & worn? (To Cameraman:) Can you get a good zero–in & a good focus on that? Come all the way in, Son, & let them see how pitiful & torn up my poor old Bible is. And not only that, watch this! It just automatically falls open there & it also parts company, Old Testament over here with New Testament over here!
8. SINCE I'M GOING TO READ YOU MOSTLY FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT TONIGHT, WE'RE GOING TO LAY THIS NEW TESTAMENT ASIDE‚ it's pretty badly battered anyway, & just use the Old Testament! Of course my Old Testament is pretty badly battered too, I think I showed you last time. Come in close, Son, so they can see & sympathise with the aged. This is Daniel! You notice how well I studied Daniel here? Notice Daniel, he's pretty well chewed up! I really teethed on Daniel! And then comes another chapter of Daniel, & as you can see, he's pretty well battered & worn but I tried to patch him up a little bit. And here is another piece of Daniel here. Now you understand why the Lord said He couldn't open the Book then, He had to wait until now. If he had opened the Book then, it sure would have been worn out by now, right?
9. SO THIS BEAUTIFUL OLD BIBLE HAS SOME VERY INTERESTING THINGS IN IT! It's so old it has a list of my addresses from the time that I first bought it when I was 19, Box 806, Miami, Florida, & you can tell just about what my history was & where we moved & where we lived in those 30 years. Box 846, Hollywood, California, next move: 55 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, California. That's out there in Isla Vista where they put the Santa Barbara College, where we got some of our first disciples when Faithy & the folks went there with that old bus‚ remember?
10. AND NEXT WE HAVE 445 TOWNE AVENUE, LOS ANGELES‚ CALIFORNIA WHEN I WENT TO THE SOUL CLINIC! Next we move back to Miami, Florida, Box 3333, Miami, Florida. There it is right here in the front of my Bible. I kept having to scratch out the old address & put in a new one each time. And finally TSC Ranch, RFD1 Mingus, Texas—the good old TSC, Texas Soul Clinic Ranch in Mingus, Texas. And that was our last address at which I used this particular Bible because it was wearing out then, & that was about 1965.
11. THEN SOMEONE GAVE ME A NICE NEW BIBLE, NICE & HANDY & THIN & very easy to carry as a souvenir of the World's Fair in New York of that year. And although I used this old Bible a little bit longer off & on, it was ready to pretty much give up its ghost at that time, from 19 to 49‚ my age at that time. And finally‚ poor old Bible, it was almost abandoned about five years later, having used it about 35 years.
12. BUT I RESURRECTED IT TONIGHT TO BE A SAMPLE OF THE RESURRECTION! Of course, when YOU get resurrected you'll be in better shape than that! You won't be just half here & half gone back there—as you can see the back is gone, the spine is gone—you're gonna be a whole brand new model in tip-top shape & not resurrected in such bad shape as this poor old Bible! "The things of this Earth pass away, but the things which are not seen are eternal!" (2Co.4:18) Praise God!
13. BUT THERE ARE SOME INTERESTING THINGS TO SEE IN HERE‚ because in here is a picture of my dear old Mother & my dear old Dad! My saintly angelic dear Mother who was the cause of it all‚ why I'm here at all, born after her wonderful salvation, prophesied over before she ever gave me birth! While I was yet in the womb I was filled with the Spirit of God like John the Baptist & anointed to serve the Lord.
14. FATHERED BY MY DEAR OLD FATHER ON THE NEXT PAGE, AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, DEAR OLD DAD!—Faithful servant of the Lord, Bible teacher, singer, preacher & most of all co-worker‚ team-mate with my Mother that made their ministry possible in pastoral & evangelistic work for many years. My Mother was the one who had the marvellous healing & was so wonderfully saved from atheism. A beautiful young Jewess, as you can see. Although her father was a preacher, she'd lost her faith in a Bible College, but was later saved & healed! But there they are in the front of my old Bible that I had for years.
15. BUT NOW I'M GONNA SHOW YOU A PICTURE OF THE ONE WHO WAS REALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR IT ALL! Would you like to see that one? All right, I'll turn the page & there He is! You know who that is? Looks a little bit like one of our modern hippies, huh? Looks like some of our disciples in the Family of the Children of God, Family of Love, doesn't it? Doesn't this look like some of our dear folks, some of our own fellows? Well it is, it's Jesus Christ Himself in one of my favourite paintings, I believe this one's by Hoffmann, a beautiful‚ beautiful painting of Jesus, & He's the one responsible for it all! TYL!
16. THAT'S WHY I'M IN THE FAMILY, THAT'S WHY YOU'RE IN THE FAMILY, THAT'S WHY WE'RE WHERE WE ARE TONIGHT, saved, loving the Lord & serving Jesus, amen? PTL! How many of you love Jesus, say "Amen!" (Dad & Class together: "Amen!") Hallelujah! So that's my Holy Bible & it's not only holy but it's even ripped & torn, like Jesus! But that's why you're here tonight, because of this Bible that I studied for 30 years & which I then began to give out to you. I studied it many many years & now I'm giving it to you & trying to help you understand it, explaining it & so on.
17. I'VE CHOSEN THIS BIBLE TONIGHT TO READ TO YOU BECAUSE IT HAS VERY SWEET MEMORIES FOR ME. Here it was that I teethed upon this Bible & began in Genesis & read all the way through & studied it over & over many many times! But I'm gonna read to you some passages tonight which are my favourite passages in the Bible‚ some of the most beautiful Scriptures in all God's Holy Word.
18. AND THE REASON I AM PARTICULARLY FOND OF THEM IS BECAUSE THEY'RE ABOUT THE HAPPY ENDING OF THE STORY! In the past 28 parts of this particular study of Bible Prophecy that we've been having on video it seems like it's been a lot of BAD news about the horrors about to come upon this World. Well, that's because those are the things that you're to look for first & expect soon & be prepared for them, & to be forewarned is to be forearmed so that you will not be surprised nor shocked nor discouraged nor disappointed to find out the things that are about to happen!
19. THE GREAT ATOMIC WAR THAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN MIGHT HAPPEN THIS MONTH, WHO KNOWS! And the Antichrist kingdom‚ that reign of terror on Earth, World terrorist government will follow in the Great Tribulation Period‚ the worst time in all man's history when that regime, that System will persecute Christians—us—but God will persecute them, praise God! Followed by the great judgement of God upon them, ended by the Battle of Armageddon in which we are the victors & take over the World, which begins the Kingdom of God in its FULLNESS on Earth!
20. IT'S ALREADY HERE! THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS ALREADY IN OUR HEARTS! We are citizens of that Kingdom now. We have no other country‚ no other home! This World is not our home, we're just passing through! Our treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue! We're strangers & pilgrims here. (Sings:)
"This World is not my home, I'm just a passing through!
My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue!
The angels beckon me from Heaven's golden shore,
And I can't feel at home in this World anymore!"
21. "I AM A STRANGER HERE WITHIN THIS FOREIGN LAND!
My home is far away, upon that golden strand!
Ambassador to be of realms beyond the sea,
I'm here on business for my King!
This is the message that I bring,
A message angels fain would sing!
Oh be ye reconciled, thus saith my Lord & King,
Oh be ye reconciled to Him!"
22. WE'RE JUST STRANGERS PASSING THROUGH, THIS IS NOT OUR HOME! We're strangers & pilgrims & this is why God says He's proud to be our God, He's not ashamed to be our God, for we confess that we are only strangers & pilgrims here passing through. We seek a city whose builder & maker is God, which someday will come down out of Heaven from God to this Earth! (Heb.11:13-16)
23. BUT AT THE END OF THAT MIGHTY BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON, of the forces of God against the forces of Satan on Earth, we, the Saints of God, along with our King Jesus Christ will take over this World as it is now—this present World—& we will organise it & rule it & run it the way it should have been run if man had yielded to God. But this time, yield or no, God's gonna run it with a rod of iron! (Rev.2:27))
24. WHETHER MAN LIKES IT OR NOT‚ GOD IS GOING TO BE SUPREME & JESUS SHALL REIGN FROM SHORE TO SHORE & we shall rule & reign with Him with that rod of iron! Then wicked man will be FORCED to do what's right & FORCED to obey for a thousand years! He will have the wonderful amazing blessing of being able to LIVE at all during this Millennial period in which the Earth, though it is this same present Earth upon which we live today—not the New Heaven & the New Earth, but the present Earth—it will be relieved from the curse & the curses that have beset it. The thorns & the thistles & the brier & all kinds of beasts & critters & creatures that are poisonous, even poisonous flowers & grasses & so on. ALL these cursed things will be sanitized & made harmless!
25. THE EARTH WILL AGAIN BE LIKE THIS‚ THE GARDEN OF EDEN, & it will be a paradise once again as it was in the days of Adam & Eve! And even the Wicked who have survived the Tribulation & the Wrath of God & the Battle of Armageddon—& that's quite a survival to manage to survive all three of those—will be allowed to live during this beautiful Paradise-on-Earth, Garden-of-Eden-restored Millennial period! It's called "millennial" because it's a thousand years long‚ Millennium being Latin for 1000 years.
26. THE DEVIL WILL BE BOUND IN THE HEART OF THE EARTH IN THE BOTTOMLESS PIT FOR A THOUSAND YEARS & we will rule & reign with Jesus on this present Earth for one thousand YEARS to try to teach the survivors righteousness, to try to show them where they failed, to try to point out what the mistakes were, to try to show them how much better it would have been if they had yielded to Jesus & let Him rule & reign in their hearts NOW as we do today.
27. WE ALREADY HAVE THE GARDEN OF EDEN IN OUR HEARTS! We already have Paradise restored in our hearts, those of us who have received Jesus Christ as our Saviour & our Lover & our King & our God, Who has forgiven us of our sins & brought us such peace & love & happiness we have never known before. We already have Paradise restored! We already have the Garden of Eden in our hearts, but then we will have the Garden of Eden Worldwide—curse removed, even a measure of death removed! People will live for a thousand years again like they did before & if you die at a hundred years of age they'll consider you just a child, think of that!
28. WE'RE GONNA READ ABOUT THAT TONIGHT BECAUSE THIS IS A PART OF THE BEAUTIFUL HAPPY ENDING! Aren't you glad all that bad part that we had to study about that horrible Antichrist & his reign & the Tribulation & the Wrath of God & the horrible Fall of Babylon & the Battle of Armageddon & all of that, all that's past now! Now here in the Bible in our story we're in the marvellous Millennial Period, Heaven on Earth for a thousand years! This Earth as it now is, only removed from the curse, or the curse removed from it, a beautifully restored Garden of Eden, Heaven on Earth!
29. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THAT PERIOD? It's VERY beautiful! It's almost unbelievably beautiful‚ so marvellous! The Bible is FULL of descriptions of that beautiful Millennial period! It says almost more about THAT than it does about the FIRST Coming of Christ! It says more about the SECOND Coming of Christ & His rule & reign on the Earth as its King, its Messiah, than it does even about the First Coming!
30. BECAUSE THIS IS THE PURPOSE OF IT ALL! This is the marvellous Happy Ending of it all! This is our reward for loving Him, receiving Him, believing in Him & preaching Him, telling others about Him, witnessing‚ litnessing‚ spreading the Good News of His Love everywhere to you, as we are tonight & to many others around the World! Of our own little Family alone there are 8,000 of us in over 80 countries of the World preaching the Gospel in 40 different languages, distributing MILLIONS of pieces of literature every year & winning tens of thousands, HUNDREDS of thousands, MILLIONS of souls to the Lord‚ praise God? Isn't that wonderful?
31. WELL, THIS JESUS WAS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT ALL, Who loved us enough to give His Own life for us & take our punishment‚ the punishment of our sins on Himself on that cross, on that tree, so that we could be forgiven & restored & become citizens of His Kingdom, the Kingdom of God on Earth of the King of Kings in the Heavenly Kingdom!—First of all, the Millennium, & later the New Heaven & New Earth! We're gonna tell you about both of those, but right now tonight we're gonna talk & read to you mostly about the Millennium.
32. DO YOU KNOW WHICH TWO BOOKS TALK MOST ABOUT THE MESSIAH, JESUS CHRIST, & HIS MESSIANIC KINGDOM‚ or the Messiah's Kingdom on Earth as well as afterward on the New Earth‚ than almost any other Books in the Bible? We have to go back to the Old Testament for it, because the Old Testament & those Old Testament Jews, oh my, they were so interested in that KINGDOM of Christ. They seemed to be more interested in His KINGDOM than they were in HIM, so that when He actually came, the King came, they didn't even recognise Him!
33. THEY WERE SO EAGERLY LOOKING FOR THE KINGDOM THAT THEY MISSED THE KING! And those who did see Him didn't like Him—the leaders at least didn't like Him. The common people heard Him gladly (Mk.12:37) & praised Him as the King, the Son of David, & this made their leaders all the more jealous & envious & furious at being exposed for their sinfulness & their wickedness & their mistreatment of the people & their lack of love. So they killed Him to try to get rid of the truth about themselves.
34. BUT THAT DIDN'T KILL THE TRUTH! YOU CAN'T STOP THE TRUTH! "You Can't Stop Our Rain!" (See No.128.) You can't stop the Truth of God & the Word of God, it's still going on 2000 years later & it'll go on right to the End! You could kill US, but it's not gonna stop the TRUTH, thank God!
35. SO JESUS CAME & THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HIM & THEY KILLED HIM—the Jews—& [some of them] still kill Him! They crucify afresh the Son of God daily in their attitude of mind & heart. (He.6:6) They still reject Him as their Messiah & as their Saviour. So the Lord has given Himself to the Gentiles & ALL the World, that ALL the World through Him might be saved. Isn't that wonderful?
36. HE'S NO LONGER THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY–MESSIAH OF THE JEWS, HE IS THE SAVIOUR OF ALL THE WORLD! Hallelujah! TYJ! Isn't that marvellous? Aren't you glad, you Gentiles who don't happen to be Jewish like some of the rest of us? I've noticed Jewish Christians still seem to think they have a SPECIAL rating, a special status, a special corner on Jesus Christ as their Messiah, & we Gentiles just sorta got in just under the line, barely. Because, after all, Jesus‚ the Messiah, belongs to the JEWS first of all & THEN to the Gentiles!
37. WELL, THAT'S THE WAY HE CAME, HE OFFERED HIMSELF FIRST TO THE JEWS & MULTITUDES of them received Him & believed on Him & loved Him & accepted Him as their Messiah! Only their leaders, their envious, covetous, jealous leaders whom He exposed, only they rejected Him & finally crucified their Christ‚ murdered their Messiah‚ killed their King!
38. BUT HE ROSE AGAIN, THANK GOD, & HE APPEARED AGAIN TO HIS DEAR JEWISH TWELVE DISCIPLES there by the sea & in an upper room & so on, until finally He went back to Heaven & He said, "I'm gonna come back again some day riding on a cloud just like you see Me go!" And that's the way He comes back! Now in our story He's come back already & He's conquered the World & He's set up His marvellous Messianic Kingdom, the Kingdom of God on Earth! And I'm gonna read you a little bit about what the Bible has to say about it, shall I?
39. WHAT WERE THE TWO BOOKS THAT ARE THE MOST MESSIANIC BOOKS IN THE BIBLE?—The ones that talk more about the Messiah & His Kingdom, that marvellous Millennial Kingdom on Earth & the Kingdom that goes on forever after? Do you know what two Books they are?—Psalms & Isaiah! TWO great Prophets! "Prophets?" you say, "I thought David was just a King?" Oh, but David was a Prophet, he was also a Priest of His people & he was also a King. But foremost & above all he was a Prophet of God who wrote the beautiful Psalms of David! And in here he describes time & again the marvellous beautiful coming Kingdom of Jesus Christ!
40. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR WHAT DAVID HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM? Well, first of all‚ he starts with the Antichrist kingdom & the Battle of Armageddon raging against us, the forces of good against evil. (This could also apply to the Battle of Gog & Magog at the END of the Millennium.) Our dear team here couldn't possibly turn these pages fast enough the way I'm going to read tonight, God willing‚ but I'll try to remember to give you the passage & you can jot it down & you can read it later if you wish! These are very valuable references that you may never get again!—Psalm 2:
41. "WHY DO THE HEATHEN RAGE, & THE PEOPLE IMAGINE A VAIN THING? The kings of the Earth set themselves, & the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, & against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, & cast away their cords from us."—That's what they will say during the Great Tribulation of the Antichrist!—"He that sitteth in the Heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision."—God gets the last laugh! "Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, & vex them in His sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion."
42. DESPITE ALL THEY CAN DO, YET HE HAS SET HIS KING UPON THE HILL OF ZION! Jesus will someday return to this Earth & He shall stand first upon Mount Zion. And God's Word says it will cleave in two when He stands there, like a great earthquake, & cause a very great rift or very great valley. (Zech.14:4) That great hill that the Jews & the Arabs are fighting over‚ well‚ guess who's gonna get it?—JESUS! Guess what's gonna happen when He does land on it?—It's gonna split wide open!
43. "I WILL DECLARE THE DECREE: THE LORD HATH SAID UNTO ME"—speaking now to Jesus—"Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee." The Jews don't see the Son of God in the Old Testament only because they are BLIND! There are none so blind as those that WILL not see, they don't WANT to see. Their mind is made up, they don't want to be confused with the facts of the Scripture! But here it is!
44. "ASK OF ME, & I SHALL GIVE THEE THE HEATHEN FOR THINE INHERITANCE, & the uttermost parts of the Earth for thy possession." What is He going to do one of these days? He's gonna give us the entire Earth, all of it! Praise God! Hallelujah! "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron"—we're gonna break our enemies—"thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
45. "BE WISE NOW THEREFORE‚ O YE KINGS: BE INSTRUCTED, YE JUDGES OF THE EARTH."—If you don't wanna be broken! "Serve the Lord with fear, & rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, & ye perish from the way‚ when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him." Do you put your trust in Jesus? Then you're gonna be safe! Don't worry, everything's gonna be all right with you, praise God!
46. "THE LORD IS KING FOR EVER & EVER: THE HEATHEN ARE PERISHED OUT OF HIS LAND." That's what's gonna happen then, Psalm 10:16. "Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When the Lord bringeth back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice, & Israel shall be glad."—The TRUE Israel of God, those who have received Jesus the Messiah, the Christians! Praise God! That was in the last verse of the 14th Psalm.
47. I DON'T KNOW THAT I CAN STOP TO READ YOU ALL THESE REFERENCES because you'll just have to know they're all in the Book of Psalms, then you dig'm out & find'm‚ OK? I don't want to interrupt the continuity of the Spirit by having to stop & give you figures & references all the time! I just wanna read with inspiration the beauty of these passages.
48. "I HAVE SET THE LORD ALWAYS BEFORE ME: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, & my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope."—There's gonna be a resurrection! "For Thou wilt not leave my soul in Hell; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption." (Ps.16:8–10) Well, there are many prophecies regarding the FIRST Coming of Jesus but I'm just trying to read you the ones about His SECOND Coming, OK? Praise God! TYL!
49. "I WILL DECLARE THY NAME UNTO MY BRETHREN: & IN THE MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION WILL I PRAISE THEE. For all the ends of the World shall remember & turn unto the Lord: & ALL the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee." Before this they were worshipping the Antichrist, NOW they're gonna have to worship Jesus whether they like it or not. "They shall come & shall declare His righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that He hath done this." (Ps.22:22‚27,31)
50. THIS WAS PROPHESIED CENTURIES AGO BEFORE WE WERE EVER BORN & BEFORE IT EVER HAPPENED, but I believe you & I are now the generation that are going to see it happen, going to see Jesus come, & going to see His reign set up on Earth. The good news! We had to tell you the bad news first‚ all about the Antichrist & his reign of terror & the Tribulation & the Judgement & Babylon & the horrors & all of this, we had to tell you that first, & then Armageddon. But now the victory! Now the Heaven on Earth!
51. "LIFT UP YOUR HEADS, O YE GATES, & BE YE LIFT UP, YE EVERLASTING DOORS; & THE KING OF GLORY SHALL COME IN! Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong & mighty, the Lord mighty in battle! Lift up your heads‚ O ye gates: even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; & the King of Glory shall come in! Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory! Selah!" (Ps.24:7-10)
52. DO YOU KNOW THAT EVEN THE ARABS HAVE A PROPHECY FROM MOHAMMED IN THE KORAN‚ that when Jesus returns He will come through the gate called "Beautiful" & take over the City of Jerusalem & reign as the Messiah & King of Kings! Therefore one Arab ruler many years ago didn't want Jesus to come & take the kingdom away from him, he was afraid He might come during his day! So you know what He did?—He walled up the gate "Beautiful" there on the side of the wall in Jerusalem, & it's walled up to this very day!
53. TO THIS VERY DAY IT IS STILL SEALED because God prophesied that no man should go through that gate again. A prophet prophesied centuries ago that it would be closed, when at that time it was one of the most popular gates of Jerusalem on a well-travelled highway that ran through that gate into the city. But God prophesied by His prophet Ezekiel many centuries ago that it would be closed, shut UP & never opened again until the Lord of Hosts Himself‚ the King of Kings, Jesus, would come & pass through that gate! (Eze.44:2; 43:1-4)
54. SO I'M EXPECTING THAT GATE TO OPEN BY AN EXPLOSION OR AUTOMATICALLY OR BY AN EARTHQUAKE OR SOMETHING WHEN JESUS COMES, because the Lord predicted He would come through that gate. The Devil had it sealed up to try to keep Him out, but that's not gonna keep Jesus out! He's gonna come through that gate anyway, praise God! So if you hear of them working on that gate & maybe the Jews decided to open it up, then it must be getting very near the time when Jesus is coming! Praise God? That's the gate it's talking about here in this beautiful passage‚ praise God! Well, let's see, we're gonna find some more beautiful passages here about the wonderful Messianic Kingdom!
55. OF JESUS IT SAYS, "I DELIGHT TO DO THY WILL, O MY GOD: YEA, THY LAW IS WITHIN MY HEART." (Ps.40:8) And what was this law?—The Law of Love! Jesus said to all the Scribes & the Pharisees & the Chief Priests, the religious leaders of the Jews who hated Him & finally killed Him, "God would rather have LOVE than all your sacrifices, all your worship, all your ceremonies, all your religious system! I would rather have MERCY than sacrifice! (Mt.9:13; 12:7)—LOVE rather than your kind of justice!—Inhumane, vicious, cruel‚ horrible, such as Israel is now meting out to the poor Palestinians! That's THEIR kind of justice, INjustice!
56. PRAISE GOD‚ BUT THE DAY IS COMING WHEN "HE MAKETH WARS TO CEASE UNTO THE END OF THE EARTH; He breaketh the bow, & cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still‚ & know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen‚ I will be exalted in the Earth." (Ps.46:9,10)
57. "O CLAP YOUR HANDS, ALL YE PEOPLE; SHOUT UNTO GOD WITH THE VOICE OF TRIUMPH! For the Lord Most High is terrible; He is a great King over all the Earth."—In the Millennium! "He shall subdue the people under us, & the nations under our feet. For God is the King of all the Earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of His Holiness." (Ps.47:1,2,7,8) All of these marvellous predictions of the coming Kingdom of Christ upon Earth! Hallelujah?
58. HE SAYS THEN TO HIS BRIDE, "THOU ART FAIRER THAN THE CHILDREN OF MEN: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever." (Ps.45:2)—Speaking of US, you & me, His BRIDE, praise God? And "I will make Thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise Thee for ever & ever!" (Ps.45:17) For "Thy throne‚ O God‚ is for ever & ever: the sceptre of Thy Kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, & hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows." (Ps.45:6,7) What wonderful, marvellous prophecies of the coming Kingdom of Jesus! I just turn the pages here & almost on every page I find another marvellous prophecy in the Psalms about this marvellous Millennial Kingdom of Christ!
59. "OUR GOD SHALL COME & SHALL NOT KEEP SILENCE: a fire shall devour before Him, & it shall be very tempestuous round about Him. He shall call to the heavens from above‚ & to the Earth, that He may judge His people. Gather My saints together unto Me; those that have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall declare His righteousness: for God is Judge Himself. Selah." (Ps.50:3-6) That's the way it'll be when Jesus comes, hallelujah? My God, may God help you & me to be ready, amen?
60. "THROUGH THE GREATNESS OF THY POWER SHALL THINE ENEMIES SUBMIT THEMSELVES UNTO THEE. ALL the Earth shall worship Thee, & shall sing unto Thee; they shall sing to Thy Name. Selah." (Ps.66:3,4) "O let the nations be glad & sing for joy: for Thou shalt judge the people righteously"—not all judges today judge righteously—"and govern the nations upon Earth. Selah. Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Then shall the Earth yield her increase: & God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; & all the ends of the Earth shall fear Him." (Ps.67:4-7)
61. FOR "THOU HAST ASCENDED ON HIGH‚ THOU HAST LED CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE: Thou hast received gifts for men"—the greatest being salvation—"yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them." (Ps.68:18) God is even going to be good to the Wicked who will—some of them—survive all the horrors of Hell of the Antichrist & the Tribulation & the plagues of the Wrath of God & the Battle of Armageddon to finally come into this Millennial Period through which we will rule & reign over them with Christ with a rod of iron for a thousand years! Praise God! Hallelujah! TYL!
62. "GIVE THE KING THY JUDGEMENTS, O GOD!"—This is the 72nd Psalm & almost the whole Psalm is a beautiful prediction of the Millennium—"and Thy righteousness unto the King's Son." Who is the King's Son?—Jesus! Son of the King of all kings, God Himself! "He shall judge Thy people with righteousness"—that means Jesus—"and Thy poor with judgement."
63. THE WORLD IS GOING TO SEE A RIGHTEOUS JUDGE‚ A RIGHTEOUS KING, A RIGHTEOUS RULER AT LAST Who will have a righteous government! No corruption, no vice or crime or payola or bribery or crooked judges & crooked politicians, but a righteous government & righteous just justice! "The mountains shall bring peace to the people, & the little hills‚ by righteousness. He shall judge the poor of the people, He shall save the children of the needy‚ & shall break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear Thee as long as the sun & moon endure‚ throughout all generations."
64. DON'T THINK THAT SOMETHING'S GONNA HAPPEN TO THE SUN & THE MOON & THE EARTH IS GONNA BE DESTROYED IN THAT WAY! God didn't make this creation to be destroyed. Well, He's gonna have to destroy the SURFACE of the Earth & burn it up because of the pollution of mankind & its wickedness, but He's not gonna destroy the ball, the PLANET Earth, nor the sun, nor the moon. They're going to continue to shine upon the Earth!
65. WE WON'T NEED THEM IN THE HOLY CITY THAT COMES DOWN FROM GOD, SPACE CITY OUT OF HEAVEN TO THE EARTH! There'll be no need of sun or moon or stars THERE! WE'LL be the stars‚ JESUS will be our Sun! But OUTSIDE on the EARTH where the others are still learning & still being healed, they'll still need sunlight & moonlight & the stars, & God will be merciful to them yet for awhile. But you'll hear about that later! That is the New Earth & New Heaven, later!
66. "HE SHALL COME DOWN LIKE RAIN UPON THE MOWN GRASS: AS SHOWERS THAT WATER THE EARTH. In His days shall the righteous flourish; & abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, & from the river unto the ends of the Earth." Here it's speaking of the Kingdom of Christ on Earth now, how it's gonna be COMPLETELY over the whole World!
67. "THEY THAT DWELL IN THE WILDERNESS SHALL BOW BEFORE HIM"—even those Africans out there in the jungles—"and His enemies shall lick the dust." ... "The kings of Tarshish & of the isles shall bring presents."—The British‚ how about that? They're not worshipping very much today. "The kings of Sheba & Seba shall offer gifts." How about that? The Saudi Arabians are gonna become Christians!
68. "YEA, ALL KINGS SHALL FALL DOWN BEFORE HIM: ALL NATIONS SHALL SERVE HIM!" There won't be any religion then but Christianity, there won't be any Kingdom except that of Jesus Christ. "For He shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, & him that hath no helper. He shall spare the poor & the needy & shall save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their soul from deceit & violence: & precious shall their blood be in His sight.
69. "AND HE SHALL LIVE, & TO HIM SHALL BE GIVEN THE GOLD OF SHEBA."—All that money those Saudi Arabians have got down there‚ how about that?—All that Oil, Petro-Gold! "Prayer also shall be made for Him continually; & daily shall He be praised. There shall be an handful of corn in the Earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon!"—Ha! Lebanon sure is shakin' up today, isn't it? "And they of the city shall flourish like grass of the Earth." Well, of God's City, of the great City of God!
70. "HIS NAME SHALL ENDURE FOR EVER: His Name shall be continued as long as the sun: & men shall be blessed in Him: ALL nations shall call Him blessed." Isn't that beautiful? Isn't that a wonderful story? Isn't that a beautiful happy ending? It's ALMOST the ending, we have a little bit further to go!
71. HE SAYS, "ALL THE HORNS OF THE WICKED ALSO WILL I CUT OFF." Remember those ten horns on the Beast in Daniel & the ten horns on the Beast in Revelation? He's gonna cut off ALL the horns! "But the horns of the righteous shall be exalted." (Ps.75:10) "Thou didst cause judgement to be heard from Heaven; the Earth feared, & was still. When God arose to judgement, to save all the meek of the Earth. Selah." (Ps.76:8,9)
72. YOU KNOW WHAT "SELAH" MEANS? It's a kind of a musical rest note. It means, "Pause & think about that! This is a very heavy saying, this is a very wonderful thing, pause a moment, think about it!" Selah! "Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of Wrath shalt Thou restrain." (Ps.76:10) Praise God, isn't that beautiful?
73. "ARISE, O GOD, JUDGE THE EARTH: FOR THOU SHALT INHERIT ALL NATIONS." (Psalm 82:8) 85th Psalm: "Mercy & truth are met together; righteousness & peace have kissed each other. Truth shall spring out of the Earth; & righteousness shall look down from Heaven. Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good: & our land shall yield her increase." (Ps.85:10-12) Men are still going to till the land & build houses & marry & be given in marriage & the Earth is gonna be much the same as it is today‚ only we're gonna be the rulers & the organisers & the policemen, the angelic policemen!—The supernatural Supermen who are going to run the World as it ought to be run!
74. "ALL NATIONS WHOM THOU HAST MADE SHALL COME & WORSHIP BEFORE THEE, O LORD; & SHALL GLORIFY THY NAME." (Ps.86:9) Praise God! TYL! "Also I will make Him My Firstborn"—Jesus—"higher than the kings of the Earth. My mercy will I keep for Him for evermore, & My covenant shall stand fast with Him. His seed also will I make to endure for ever, & His throne as the days of Heaven. His seed shall endure for ever, & His throne as the sun before Me." (Ps.89:27-29‚36)
75. OH, YOU THOUGHT THAT WAS ALL GONNA BE DESTROYED?—NO!—Sun, moon‚ Earth are going to continue to be here forever just the way God created them to be. Don't believe all this scientific tommy-rot of science falsely so-called that the sun is growing cold & is gonna burn out, & the Earth is gonna fall into the sun & the stars are going to die & all that bullshit! It's not Bible! It's something else that begins with "B"—bullshit!
76. BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS THEY'RE GONNA LAST FOREVER! God didn't create this Universe‚ this Solar System‚ the sun, moon & Earth & stars to be destroyed, He created them to last FOREVER! Hallelujah? It's right here: "As long as His throne"—& His throne is certainly going to last forever, praise God? "As the sun before Me. It shall be established forever as the moon, & as a faithful witness in Heaven, Selah." (Ps.89:36‚37) Praise God?
77. "SAY AMONG THE HEATHEN THAT THE LORD REIGNETH! The World also shall be established that it shall NOT be moved: He shall judge the people righteously. Let the heavens rejoice, & let the Earth be glad; let the sea roar, & the fullness thereof." Let the unrighteous roar against Him, it doesn't matter, God will reign over them. "Let the field be joyful, & all there is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord: for He cometh‚ for He cometh to judge the Earth: He shall judge the World with righteousness, & the people with His Truth." (Ps.96:10-13)
78. "THE LORD REIGNETH; LET THE EARTH REJOICE! Let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds & darkness are round about Him: righteousness & judgement are the habitation of His throne. A fire goeth before Him‚ & burneth up His enemies round about. His lightnings enlightened the World: the Earth saw, & trembled." The Wicked are gonna tremble in His presence during that thousand year reign of Jesus Christ & us His Saints upon this Earth! "The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole Earth." (Ps.97:1-5)
79. "THE LORD HATH MADE KNOWN HIS SALVATION: His righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered His mercy & His truth toward the house of Israel"—us, the Christians, the new ISRAEL of God, the chosen people of God! ...
80. THE FORMER CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM, JESUS SAID, WOULD BE CAST OUT & WE WOULD COME IN! (Mt.8:12) WE will inherit the Kingdom‚ all those who love JESUS!—Be they Jew or Gentile, bond or free, Greek or Roman or whatever, anybody who loves Jesus! YOU, if you love Jesus, are going to inherit the Kingdom of God on Earth! "The Lord hath made known His salvation: His righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. He hath remembered His mercy & His truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the Earth have seen the salvation of our God." (Ps.98:2,3) In that day! Isn't that beautiful?
81. "LET THE SEA ROAR, & THE FULLNESS THEREOF; THE WORLD‚ & THEY THAT DWELL THEREIN! Let the floods CLAP their hands: let the hills be JOYFUL together before the Lord; for He cometh to judge the Earth: with RIGHTEOUSNESS shall He judge the World, & the people with equity."—Equality‚ with evenness, fairness & justice! (Ps.98:7-9)
82. "SO THE HEATHEN SHALL FEAR THE NAME OF THE LORD, & ALL THE KINGS OF THE EARTH THY GLORY. When the Lord shall build up Zion, He shall appear in His glory." (Ps.102:15,16) Hallelujah! He's building up Zion today, His Church is increasing, His Worldwide Spiritual Zion. His Worldwide Spiritual Israel is increasing day by day around the World! We ourselves‚ ONE little Family of His are winning millions of souls to Jesus Christ year after year, witnessing Him throughout the World! He's increasing Zion! "When the people are gathered together, & the kingdoms, to serve the Lord."—That's when it's gonna happen on a VAST scale!
83. "OF OLD HAST THOU LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH: & the heavens are the work of Thy hands. THEY shall perish (the old atmospheric Heavens & the old surface of the Earth)‚ but Thou shalt endure." He's saying even when the old World perishes & He sets up the New Heavens & New Earth, WE will still endure! (Ps.102:22,25,26)
84. THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH IS GOING TO PERISH, gonna be burned up with fire completely, before the New Heaven & New Earth! The atmospheric heavens are going to perish, but He's gonna create a new beautiful atmospheric heavens & Heaven on Earth in the New Heaven & New Earth which FOLLOW the Millennium.
85. "YEA, ALL OF THEM SHALL WAX OLD LIKE A GARMENT; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, & they shall be changed." (Ps.102:26) Now, when you change your clothes you don't throw away your body too, you don't throw that in the wash‚ do you?—Or throw it away?—No! You just take off the raiment, the clothing‚ the exterior, the surface clothing, & that's what He's going to do to the Earth one of these days.
86. THE EARTH TODAY IS CLOTHED WITH ITS DIRTY SURFACE & ITS POLLUTED ATMOSPHERE, BUT HE'S GOING TO REMOVE THEM BOTH BY FIRE & make a completely clean New Earth & New Heavens!—Clean air, no pollution, no contamination upon the Earth, no poisonous gases & chemicals & the horrors of man, it'll all be cleaned up & washed clean with fire one of these days! Praise God? "But thou art the same, & thy years shall have no end." (Ps.102:27) You're gonna be the same, God's gonna keep you forever, praise God? TYL! Hallelujah!
87. NOW THE 110TH PSALM IS ALMOST ENTIRELY A MESSIANIC PSALM: "The Lord said unto My Lord, Sit Thou at My right hand, until I make Thine enemies Thy footstool." "The Lord said to My Lord!" Jesus brought that up to the Scribes & Pharisees, what was He talking about? (Mt.22:44) God talking to Himself? No, He was talking to Jesus His Son!
88. "THE LORD SHALL SEND THE ROD OF THY STRENGTH OUT OF ZION:"—Jerusalem's gonna be our capital then—"rule Thou in the midst of Thine enemies." ... "Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: Thou hast the dew of Thy youth. The Lord hath sworn, & will not repent‚ Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek." (Ps.110:2-4)—He's talking about JESUS!
89. THERE'S A BEAUTIFUL SYMBOLISM HERE ABOUT CHRIST, THAT HE WAS A PRIEST TO GOD. Although He was not a Levite, He was not of the priesthood, & yet God chose Him as a priest like He did Melchizedek. (Heb.6:20) "The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through kings in the day of His Wrath. He shall judge among the heathen, He shall fill the places with the dead bodies; He shall wound the heads over many countries. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall He lift up the head." (Ps.110:5-7) What a wonderful day that's going to be! A day of victory & glory, a day of great power of His salvation!
90. THEN "THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REFUSED IS BECOME THE HEAD STONE OF THE CORNER."—Of this new Kingdom of God! (Ps.118:22) "Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord." (Ps.118:26) Hallelujah? Oh, there're so many Scriptures, I don't know that we can read them all tonight.
91. "THE LORD HATH SWORN IN TRUTH UNTO DAVID; HE WILL NOT TURN FROM IT; of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep My covenant & My testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore." (Ps.132:11,12)—That could even be applied to US!
92. NOW THAT I KNOW ABOUT THOSE PASSAGES IN EZEKIEL & OTHER PLACES WHERE THE LORD SPOKE OF ME AS HIS PROPHET, as your father, you as my children, I'm beginning to wonder about some of these verses where He mentions me specifically! Also the passage in the third Chapter of Revelation where He speaks of the Key of David & other places also, that we, being the LAST generation of Christians are extremely important to the Lord, just like Jesus was with the FIRST generation of Christians!
93. IN A SENSE I AM THE FINAL PROPHET OF THIS CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE ENDTIME! Jesus is the Saviour, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Prophet of all Prophets, but God has sent you a Prophet in these Last Days to feed you & to love you & to tell you the Truth, & He gives wonderful promises here about me & my children‚ how about that? He doesn't talk about JESUS having children, but He says about DAVID having children! And isn't that what they called us, "Children of God"? Aren't you the Children of David? Yes, because it was through us that you received the Gospel! Through us & ours & my children.
94. SOME OF YOU ARE MY CHILDREN BECAUSE I PREACHED YOU THE GOSPEL PERSONALLY, others are my grandchildren because you preached to them; & others are my great-grandchildren, etc., down the line. All of you who have been won to the Lord & are in the Family today are ALL my children!—Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren‚ great-great-great-great-grandchildren on down the line! I have a lot of children!
95. WE HAVE 8000 WHO ARE STILL STAYING FAITHFUL IN THE FAMILY & receiving our literature & our Magazines & our tapes & the Letters & preaching the Gospel in over 80 countries in 40 languages, distributing MILLIONS of pieces of literature every year! We have many more that we have won to the Lord, MILLIONS that we have won to Jesus Christ, & they're ALL my children!
96. "MANY HAPPY CHILDREN ARE THE CHILDREN OF DAVID!" I have Chinese children, Thai children, Japanese children‚ Australian children, European children, American children, South American children‚ African children, Asian children, children from every continent on this Earth, praise God! And you are all my children that we & the Family have won to the Lord, those of you who love Jesus! TYL! Hallelujah!
97. "FOR THE LORD HATH CHOSEN ZION; HE HATH DESIRED IT FOR HIS HABITATION. This is My rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it." (Ps.132:13‚14) Zion, His Church!—Or you can take the Holy hill of Zion in Jerusalem if you wish, because that's gonna be His capital DURING the Millennium, not AFTER the Millennium. AFTER the Millennium Jerusalem will no longer be the capital, then it will be the NEW City come down from God out of Heaven, Space CITY!—1500 miles high, 1500 miles wide, that gorgeous Golden City encrusted with diamonds & pearls & jewels & pearly gates & all kinds of beauty! THAT will be our capital then!
98. BUT DURING THE MILLENNIUM‚ JERUSALEM WILL BE OUR CAPITAL & JESUS HIMSELF, THE SON OF GOD, WILL SIT THERE AS THE KING OF KINGS!—At LAST the King of Israel & the King of the Jews, whether they like it or not! And I think maybe some of you Jews ARE gonna like it when you realise He IS your loving Messiah, your King of the Jews, your King of Kings, the King of Israel! Praise God!
99. "I WILL ABUNDANTLY BLESS HER PROVISION: I WILL SATISFY HER POOR WITH BREAD. I will also clothe her priests with salvation: & her saints shall shout aloud for joy." (Ps.132:15,16) Hallelujah! What a beautiful picture! Amen? Isn't that worth living for & dying for & living through it all for & living for Jesus for!—That's ALREADY happening!
100. "THERE WILL I MAKE THE HORN OF DAVID TO BUD!" Hallelujah! "I have ordained a lamp for Mine anointed. His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish." (Ps.132:17,18) I will be one of His kings, praise God! I will even be a king of kings. Not The King of kings, but a king over other kings! Many of you out there will be kings, "for He hath made us all kings & priests unto God‚" He says! (Rev.1:6; 5:10) Praise God?—And you are ALREADY in God's sight!
101. "WELL," YOU SAY, "IS THERE NO END TO THOSE SCRIPTURES ABOUT THE MARVELLOUS MILLENNIUM & the wonderful days of that Heaven on Earth, that restored Garden of Eden?" Well look‚ there's one of our old tracts that we used to pass out, the "Warning Tract," that out of Memphis is gonna come the Great Confusion! So watch out about that Mideast over there, Memphis is in Egypt. Egypt thinks it's going to escape the war that's coming by siding with Israel & the U.S., but I'm afraid they're mistaken, because it's gonna come & it's gonna envelop Egypt as well.
102. WELL, LET ME READ YOU JUST A FEW MORE PASSAGES‚ MAY I?—And finish some of the most beautiful passages of Scripture in the whole Bible about the Millennium. Skip over now to Isaiah, the first Chapter: "Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord of Hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease Me of Mine adversaries, & avenge Me of Mine enemies." What a wonderful day THAT'LL be!
103. THEY'LL BE MAKING NO MORE TELECASTS AGAINST US & inciting the parents & the wrath of the System against us as one of those evil cults, sects‚ isms or whatever they wanna call us! What do they think they were when they first began‚ huh? Every religion on the face of the Earth began as a small cult or sect or ism. The fact of the matter is, we're not a cult or sect or ism 'cause we didn't come from anything else! We just began on our own! We were not a split-off of any other church or any other religion, we started our own with Jesus & His shepherd! Praise God! Hallelujah?
104. OURS IS A TOTALLY NEW RELIGION! Well, in a sense it's a revival of the genuine Christianity of the Early Church. But we didn't break off from any modern church today. So don't blame US for being a schism or a cult or an ism or a sect that's been dissected from some other religious body! We're completely NEW, raised up by the Holy Spirit in these Last Days!
105. "AND I WILL TURN MY HAND UPON THEE, & PURELY PURGE AWAY THY DROSS, & TAKE AWAY ALL THY TIN. And I will restore thy judges as at the first, & thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness‚ the faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed with judgement‚ & her converts with righteousness." Whether you take that as literal Zion or Jerusalem or spiritual Zion, His Church, it's true both ways! "And the destruction of the transgressors & of the sinners shall be together, & they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed." (Is.1:24-28)
106. IT'S NOT A VERY HAPPY PICTURE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE REBELLED AGAINST THE LORD & FORSAKEN HIM! Instead of forsaking all FOR the Lord, they have forsaken the Lord Jesus themselves & turned back! What a sad picture! If they don't repent, they're consumed! Second Chapter of Isaiah: Here is one of the most famous & one of the most beautiful passages regarding the Coming Kingdom of God on Earth, this Millennial thousand-year reign of Jesus Christ with His Saints:
107. "AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, THAT THE MOUNTAIN OF THE LORD'S HOUSE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAINS"—these mountains symbolising governments‚ God's government over all—"& shall be exalted above the hills; & all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go & say, Come ye, & let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; & He will teach us of His ways, & we will walk in His paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law‚ & the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
108. "AND HE SHALL JUDGE AMONG THE NATIONS, & SHALL REBUKE MANY PEOPLE: & THEY SHALL BEAT THEIR SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES‚ & their spears into pruninghooks." Final disarmament! THAT will be the real genuine disarmament, beating their weapons into instruments of peace! "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Is.2:2-4) That's a beautiful inscription also written on the wall of the garden of the United Nations that I have seen & read with my own eyes in New York City! Yet all around it rages controversy & evil & war & the most horrible crime in the wickedest city on Earth—New York City!
109. WHY ANYBODY WANTS TO LIVE THERE I DON'T KNOW! They must have a fascination for evil & have an evil fascination for the morbid & the contorted & the horrors of Hell which are rife in New York City! I believe with the famous politician Goldwater, he said, "If they'd saw New York City off & float it out to sea & sink it‚ the whole World would be better off!" Well, that day is coming! Listen to this one:
110. "ENTER INTO THE ROCK & HIDE THEE IN THE DUST, FOR FEAR OF THE LORD, & FOR THE GLORY OF HIS MAJESTY." God's speaking of His enemies now, when Jesus comes! "The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, & the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, & the Lord ALONE shall be exalted in that day! For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud & lofty, & upon every one that is lifted up; & he shall be brought low: And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high & lifted up, & upon all the oaks of Bashan."—Well‚ Lebanon & Bashan are sure getting a dose of it right now!
111. "AND UPON ALL THE HIGH MOUNTAINS‚ & UPON ALL THE HILLS THAT ARE LIFTED UP, & upon every high tower, & upon every fenced wall, & upon all the ships of Tarshish."—Here comes Britain again! "And upon all pleasant pictures. And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, & the haughtiness of men shall be made low: & the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day! And the idols He shall utterly abolish!"—Including the Image of the Beast!
112. "AND THEY SHALL GO INTO THE HOLES OF THE ROCKS, & INTO THE CAVES OF THE EARTH‚ FOR FEAR OF THE LORD, & for the glory of His Majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the Earth! In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, & his idols of gold‚ which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles & to the bats; to go into the clefts of the rocks, & into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, & for the glory of His majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the Earth!" (Is.2:10-21)
"WHEN JESUS COMES‚
THE EARTH WILL SHAKE
AND HEARTS WILL QUAKE,
When Jesus comes,
His face we'll see
Has your soul been filled with the fire of His Holy Ghost?
Are you saved & ready to meet the Lord of Hosts?
When Jesus comes,
Don't be too late,
There's only One WAY you can be ready—NOT by trying to be good, NOT by joining a church‚ NOT by attending a synagogue, NOT even by praying five times a day to Mecca—there's only one way you can be ready & that's to have Jesus CHRIST in your heart!
114. JESUS HIMSELF SAID, "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, & THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER‚ BUT BY ME!" (Jn.14:6) "There is no other mediator between God & man, but the man Christ Jesus." (1Ti.2:5) "No other name under Heaven given amongst men, whereby ye must be saved." (Ac.4:12) Only Jesus can save you! (Sings:)
"Only Jesus, only Jesus,
Only He can satisfy!
Every burden becomes a blessing
When I know my Lord is nigh!"
He's the only one that can save you! He's the only Way, the only Truth, the only Life, the only Mediator, the only Name in which you can be saved! I'm sorry!
115. YOU SAY, "WELL, YOU'RE SOME KIND OF A RELIGIOUS FANATIC! You're some kind of a narrow-minded religious bigot! You don't think the Jews & the Muslims & the Brahmins & the Buddhists & the Humanists & all the rest of these people are gonna get saved‚ huh?" I didn't say that! I said, "They can ALL get saved, but only through JESUS!"
116. THEY CAN ALL BE SAVED THROUGH THE ONE GOD GAVE TO SAVE THEM, through the only One who could bear their sins in His Own Body on the Tree (1Pe.2:24), on Calvary, the One Who took their punishment for them. You can ALL be saved, regardless of your religion, regardless even if you don't HAVE any religion! You don't HAVE to have religion, thank God! To Hell with religion! Up with Jesus Christ!!—All you need is JESUS!
117. WE'VE HAD TOO MUCH RELIGION IN THE WORLD, too many religions, too many ceremonies‚ too many forms‚ too many temples, too many churches & not enough JESUS! Jesus Himself said to a woman who was arguing religion with Him, over whether they should be as Samaritans & worship in Mount Gerizim where they had a temple, or whether they should worship down in Jerusalem where the Jews had their temple—at the temple of the Samaritans on Mount Gerizim or in the temple of the Jews on Mount Zion. You know what Jesus said?
118. HE LOOKED AT HER & SMILED INDULGENTLY‚ PATIENTLY LIKE WITH A LITTLE CHILD‚ & He said, "The day is coming & now is, when ye shall neither worship God here upon this mountain nor at Jerusalem, but they that worship God shall worship Him in SPIRIT"—in your heart—"and in TRUTH"—in His Word! Jesus went on to say, "For the Father seeketh such to worship Him." (Jn.4:21-23)
119. THE DAY OF PLACE WORSHIP IS GONE! The day of TEMPLE worship is gone & the temple was DAMNED by God & DESTROYED!—The temple of the Jews. And every church on Earth is gonna be shaken to the ground in the great earthquakes to come! The TEMPLES & the MOSQUES & the SYNAGOGUES & the CHURCHES are gonna be DESTROYED in the Wrath of God because you worshipped THEM more than you worshipped the LORD, instead of making your HEART a temple!t
120. WHEN DAVID WANTED TO BUILD GOD A TEMPLE, THE LORD SAID TO HIM, "HOW COULD I LIVE IN A TEMPLE? I'm so great, even the Heaven & the Earth cannot contain Me! How can ye build Me a temple?" (1Kg.8:27) "For the High & Holy One"—it says—"dwelleth NOT in temples built with hands" (Ac.7:48)‚ but in the heart of every man that believeth.
121. WHEN THE FIRST MARTYR OF GOD‚ DEAR SAINT STEPHEN, TOLD THAT TO THE JEWS, THEY WERE FURIOUS! He said, "God doesn't dwell in your old building over there, that temple that you brag about being so beautiful‚ that's not where God dwells! He dwells in HEARTS that love JESUS!" "Besides," he said, "there's only one law left & that's the Law of LOVE!" "Besides," he said, "you don't obey the law anyhow. You claim to be believers & obeyers of the law, but you don't obey the law!" Whew! (Acts 7)
122. THAT WAS THE LAST STRAW! They ran on him like dogs & actually bit him & gnashed on him with their TEETH & they picked up STONES & stoned him to death when he told the Jews that!—That "God no longer lives in your temple & you no longer keep the law of God, because now our HEARTS are His temple & His Law is LOVE, just Love!"
123. "THERE ARE NO LONGER TEN"—AS OUR MUSIC WITH MEANING SONG GOES, AS THEY SING. The Ten Commandments were done away with by the Law of Jesus Christ, the Law of LOVE! God now only has ONE Law, the Law of Love, to love God with all your heart & your neighbour as yourself. Jesus Himself said‚ the Son of God, "In this Law dwelleth ALL the Law & ALL the Prophets!" (Mt.22:37-40)—All are fulfilled in this one LAW!—Just this one Law of LOVE fulfills all TEN & all the rest put together, so we don't need the ten anymore!
124. WE'RE NO LONGER UNDER THE LAWS OF MOSES! We're no longer under the Ten Commandments! We're no longer under all that religious folderol & rigmarole & form & ceremony & temple-worship! All you have to have to worship God today is your own heart, & you can carry this temple, which is the temple of His Holy Spirit—God's Word says so (1Cor.6:19)—anywhere you go!
125. THIS IS THE TEMPLE OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT TODAY & THIS IS WHERE YOU MUST WORSHIP HIM!—NOT in temples built with hands, NOT in synagogues & mosques & temples & churches but within the Temple of the Holy Heart, in the temple of your Heart into which Jesus said, "I will come in if you'll just open the door! Open the door to your heart, make your body My temple & I'll come in." THIS is the temple of God today & THIS is where He dwells today, & His only Law is Love—for Jesus! "To love the Lord with all thy heart & thy neighbour as thyself."
126. THAT IS THE ONLY RELIGION THAT COUNTS‚ IS TO HAVE THE LOVE OF GOD IN YOUR HEART! If you have LOVE in your heart you have GOD in your heart, you have received Jesus Christ, His Son‚ & you love Him & you ARE His temple built of "living stones," as Saint Peter says. (1Pe.2:5) It's too bad the church fell back into the same old habit of the old religions of old, building temples again!
127. DID YOU KNOW THAT THE EARLY CHRISTIANS WENT FOR NEARLY 250 YEARS WITHOUT A CHRISTIAN TEMPLE OF ANY KIND or a Christian church or a place of Christian worship of any kind?—Just borrowed temples, they worshipped sometimes in Jewish synagogues & in the Jerusalem Temple & other places, & finally in Roman pagan temples, they cleaned them out & worshipped there!
128. BUT WHEN THEY BEGAN TO HAVE THEIR OWN BUILDINGS AGAIN, THEY FORGOT WHAT GOD CALLED THEM FOR! They stopped evangelising the heathen, they stopped going into all the World preaching the Gospel when they started arguing over religion again‚ splitting theological hairs & fighting & bickering amongst themselves & splitting up again into all kinds of schisms & building temples again!
129. THEY GOT BACK TO TEMPLE-WORSHIP AGAIN & back to a priesthood again & back to laws & legalism & forms & ceremonies & all that religious folderol & rigmarole‚ & they got away from the pure simple Love of Jesus! Paul said, "I fear lest ye be led away from the simplicity of the Gospel!" (2Co.11:3) They got away from the simple Love of Jesus, the Law of Love, the One LAW, & His one TEMPLE, your HEART!
130. THIS TODAY IS THE ONLY TEMPLE OF GOD IN THE WORLD, YOUR HEART & MINE! These are His only temples. "He dwelleth not in Temples made with hands." THIS temple was not made with HANDS, this temple was built by GOD, by a MIRACLE within the belly of my mother! Not a temple made with hands! "He dwelleth NOT in temples made with hands!"
131. ALL THE GORGEOUS BUILDINGS & CATHEDRALS & SYNAGOGUES & MOHAMMEDAN MOSQUES & JEWISH TEMPLES & ALL THE REST!—EMPTY SHELLS! I'm sorry, folks, if that's a disappointment to you. I'm sorry if that makes you feel bad that God doesn't dwell there. Those are NOT the houses of the Lord, they're NOT the temples of God! The ONLY temple God has today is your HEART, my heart, that's where He dwells! And His only Law today is LOVE! Love the Lord & love thy neighbour as thyself! THAT is the true religion of God!
132. WELL, SHALL WE HAVE A FEW MORE VERSES OF THE HAPPY ENDING? Can you stand a few more? This is an unusually long lesson tonight but I just had to squeeze in all this for you, because it's so juicy & so delicious about the marvellous wonderful Coming Kingdom of Christ on Earth! It's already begun in you & me, because Jesus said, "For the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation." As it's getting started now, He said‚ you can't see it! He said, "For the Kingdom of God is WITHIN you!" (Lk.17:20,21)
133. GOD'S KINGDOM HAS ALREADY BEGUN UPON EARTH TODAY IN US CHRISTIANS WHO LOVE JESUS!—In YOU if you have Christ in your heart! You're a member of His Kingdom! You're one of His Temples & you're a PART of His Kingdom that's already begun upon Earth. But we haven't taken over the WORLD yet—not by far! They're trying to take US over, trying to eliminate us & outlaw us & kill us off & persecute us & torment us & kidnap us & deprogram us & drive us crazy or insane!
134. HOW HORRIBLE THAT PARENTS COULD TREAT THEIR CHILDREN THAT WAY!—Grown children at that, married & with families! Think of it! They're not children! Have they no rights to worship as they please? Have they no rights to believe as they please & choose the religion they please? May God have mercy upon His children in the way they're being tormented & persecuted by the evil System today, by even the Religious Systems & Governmental Systems of Antichrist nations! (And now they're STEALING our LITTLE ONES!)
135. WELL, GOD HAS SOME TERRIBLE JUDGEMENTS TO COME, BUT HE HAS SOME BEAUTIFUL THINGS GOING TO HAPPEN TOO! I'm reading you the Happy Ending tonight, OK? This is the pre–climax, this is the one just before the final climax, it's building up to THE climax but it's all happy, isn't it beautiful? Well, not happy if you're wicked, of course, not happy if you're unsaved. It's not happy if you're gonna be one of the ones who's gonna be groveling in the dust on your knees before us while we rule & reign over you because of your wickedness & your iniquity & your rebelliousness & refusal to receive Jesus Christ & obey His laws of Love, & because of how mean you were to His children! It's not gonna be very happy for you!
136. BUT FOR US WHO LOVE HIM & LOVE THE LORD & OBEY HIM & are members & citizens & officers of His Kingdom, we shall rule & reign with Him for one thousand years, praise God!—OVER you! It will be the kindest, fairest, most just government you ever had, so you shouldn't even have to worry about that! But God's gonna judge YOU for your OWN sins, righteously, justly, so you'd better watch out about that if you haven't repented, if you haven't believed & haven't received Jesus!
137. "IN THAT DAY SHALL THE BRANCH OF THE LORD BE BEAUTIFUL & GLORIOUS, & the fruit of the Earth shall be excellent & comely for them that are escaped of Israel."—SOME Jews are gonna be saved, thank God! Look at me, look at you! "And it shall come to pass that he that is LEFT in Zion"—a few Jews that survive—"and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy." (Is.4:2‚3)
138. GOD'S WORD SAYS THAT MANY OF THEM ARE GONNA BE SLAIN BY THE SWORD—a third by the sword, a third by fire, a third by pestilence in that day, nearly all wiped out!—Very few left captive when Russia finally invades Israel! It's gonna come, it's coming, & coming soon! THEN the Jews will receive their judgement for their mistreatment of the poor Palestinians, many of whom are Christians! "When he that remaineth in Jerusalem shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem." You've gotta be written in God's Book of Life, a Christian‚ a believer in Jesus!
139. "WHEN THE LORD SHALL HAVE WASHED AWAY THE FILTH OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ZION, & shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgement, & by the spirit of burning." (Is.4:4) God is gonna BURN it out of you! If it takes the judgements of God to do it, He's gonna DRIVE the iniquity out of you one of these days!
140. "AND THE LORD WILL CREATE UPON EVERY DWELLING PLACE OF MOUNT ZION, & UPON HER ASSEMBLIES, A CLOUD OF SMOKE BY DAY, & THE SHINING OF A FLAMING FIRE BY NIGHT: for upon all the glory shall be a defence."—How beautiful, how wonderful! That's a pretty hot country, you appreciate a little cloud there in the daytime! And at night it gets pretty cold! We nearly froze there! You're gonna have a nice fire to keep you warm by night, PTL! "And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, & for a place of refuge, & for a covert from storm & from rain." (Is.4:5‚6) Really the Lord Himself is gonna be your Tabernacle & gonna protect you. PTL! TYJ!
141. WELL, WE'LL HAVE A FEW MORE, JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE! Ah‚ here is one of the BEST of all that I wanna make sure we read to you before we close, because it's SO beautiful! The 11th Chapter of Isaiah: "And there shall come forth a Rod out of the stem of Jesse, & a Branch shall grow out of His roots: & the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom & understanding, the spirit of counsel & might, the spirit of knowledge & of the fear of the Lord; & shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: & He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears:
142. "BUT WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL HE JUDGE THE POOR, & reprove with equity for the meek of the Earth: & He shall SMITE the Earth with the rod of His mouth!"—That's gonna be the rod of iron‚ the Truth of God that's gonna rule the World then! "And with the breath of His lips shall he slay the Wicked." There is nothing that curbs the Devil & His crowd like the Truth, the Word of God! JESUS is gonna be here then & He's the One it's talking about! "And righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins‚ & faithfulness the girdle of His reins.
143. "THE WOLF ALSO SHALL DWELL WITH THE LAMB, & THE LEOPARD SHALL LIE DOWN WITH THE KID; & the calf & the young lion & the fatling together; & a little child shall lead them." You never heard about a wolf lying down with a lamb nowadays, did you?—Unless the lamb was INSIDE of the wolf! Or a leopard lying down with a kid, a little baby goat!—THEY usually lie down with the kid inside too! "And the calf & the young lion & the fatling together." Usually the lion is tearing'm apart & eating'm! Neither have you heard about a little child leading them all nowadays!
144. BECAUSE THERE WAS A DAY BEFORE THE FLOOD WHEN ANIMALS WERE THE PETS OF MAN & HE COULD TALK TO THEM & THEY COULD TALK TO HIM! Think of that! Beautiful! Man & the animals were at peace with each other. They didn't fight & they didn't kill & they didn't eat each other as they do today. That day is coming again when there will be peace between man & the animals & you'll be able to call them to you by name & they'll come running like your cat or your dog, or maybe your chickens or your pigs‚ like pets, playfully. Even your little child will be able to play with them‚ think of that!
145. "AND THE COW & THE BEAR SHALL FEED."—Feed together, think of that! Cow & bear! "What do you mean? Bears don't eat grass like cows!" Well, they eat berries & things like that! Why can't they eat grass? "Their young ones shall lie down together & the lion shall eat straw like the ox." "Oh now, wait a minute! Now you've gone too far! Telling me lions are gonna eat hay! Come on, that ain't hay! I don't believe that! Huh? Is that what you're saying?"
146. WELL, I WANNA TELL YOU SOMETHING, I HAVE SUCH CONFIDENCE IN THIS BOOK & THE WORD OF GOD & the Words of Jesus & every Book in it & every verse I've studied & every Chapter & every Book—I have proven so many of them to be true & NONE of them ever to fail or be false—that I believe EVERY Word in it & I believe it means EXACTLY what it says & that's EXACTLY what's gonna happen! Because if they're not gonna eat each other or eat us anymore, what are they gonna eat? They're gonna have to graze like the ox & graze like the calf, praise God? So the lion, I believe it, will eat straw like the ox!
147. "AND THE SUCKING CHILD SHALL PLAY ON THE HOLE OF THE ASP." A little baby that's not even weaned yet can play right on top of the hole of this terribly vicious, poisonous little serpent called an asp‚ & yet not get stung or bitten! "And the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den."
148. YOU'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO PUT YOUR HAND RIGHT INTO A NEST OF SCORPIONS & WHAT ARE TODAY POISONOUS INSECTS! You're gonna be able to put your hands right into the cockatrice' den, a weaned child! Or in another place it says adders' den, meaning a poisonous snake! The child can put his hand right into a nest of adders & play with the snakes then, like toys!
149. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE TODAY WHO LIKE TO PLAY AROUND WITH SNAKES & THEY GET BITTEN & SOMETIMES KILLED TOO! I think that's kind of an evil satanic snake-worship, serpent–worship! They'll stay in the den of snakes & the snake-pit for days just to be so cocky & show that they aren't bitten by snakes, snakes don't hurt'm. They defy the very laws of God & the curse that He's put upon man & his animals. But the day is coming when you WILL be able to walk right through the snake-pit & the snakes will be very friendly & come up & fawn on you like a cat & none of them are gonna bite you any more, PTL? Hallelujah!—Not even a little child playing on their nest!
150. WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE‚ HUH? All the curse removed, all the viciousness gone‚ all the killing & hurting each other gone. "For they shall not hurt nor destroy in ALL My holy mountain!" That's why I think there aren't going to be any cars there, no automobiles! "For nothing shall hurt nor destroy in all His holy mountain." Cars are one of the greatest destroyers of mankind today, kill more people than anything else!
151. "FOR THE EARTH SHALL BE FULL OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD, AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA." We won't have to be worried about witnessing any more. We won't have to be worried about litnessing on the streets any more. We won't have to say, "Know the Lord!" for He says "all men everywhere shall know Me!" (Je.31:34; He.8:11) Praise God? TTL!—But I do believe we'll still be teaching them the WAYS of the Lord!
152. "AND IN THAT DAY THERE SHALL BE A ROOT OF JESSE, WHICH SHALL STAND FOR AN ENSIGN OF THE PEOPLE"—JESUS—"to it shall the Gentiles seek: & His rest shall be glorious." (Is.11:1–10) Praise God! Hallelujah! Isn't that beautiful?—A wonderful, wonderful, beautiful picture of the final wonderful glorious days of this Earth! And I tell you, He's got some here that don't sound so good‚ because if you're NOT a Christian, here is what you have in store for you in the end. Listen to this:
153. "HOWL YE, FOR THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, & every man's heart shall melt."—This is in the Judgements of God after Jesus has Raptured & taken His Church OUT of this World. Therefore, "they shall be afraid: pangs & sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames!
154. "BEHOLD, THE DAY OF THE LORD COMETH, CRUEL BOTH WITH WRATH & FIERCE ANGER, to lay the land desolate: & He shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven & the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in His going forth, & the moon shall not cause her light to shine."—It's gonna be so smokey you won't even be able to see the sun or the moon or the stars!
155. "AND I WILL PUNISH THE WORLD FOR THEIR EVIL‚ & THE WICKED FOR THEIR INIQUITY; & I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, & will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible! I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will SHAKE the heavens, & the Earth shall remove out of her place!"—It's not gonna be taken away, but it's gonna be jostled around! In fact, some people think the Earth is actually out of its place today‚ that it's crooked on its axis because of some mighty cataclysm of the past, maybe the days when the Earth was divided & Atlantis sank into the Atlantic & the Land of Mu sank into the Pacific!—Or during the FLOOD!
156. WELL, IT'S GONNA BE SHAKEN OUT OF ITS PLACE THEN "IN THE WRATH OF THE LORD OF HOSTS, & IN THE DAY OF HIS FIERCE ANGER! And it shall be as the chased roe‚ & as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, & flee every one into his own land." There won't be any place to go for some of them, there won't be any refuge. There will be no place to flee because the whole Earth will become a disaster area under the awful judgements of God & the Battle of Armageddon! (Is.13:6-14)
157. WELL, WHICH WILL IT BE FOR YOU?—The happy ending of the wonderful, beautiful Heaven on Earth?—Or will it be Hell on Earth for you?—Left behind to suffer the horrors of Hell brought by Satan & his Antichrist & the judgements of God on Earth & the Battle of Armageddon! Which will it be for you? That awful ending, that Hell of an ending, Hell on Earth?—Or the beautiful Millennium, Heaven on Earth, the days when Jesus will judge the Earth righteously!
158. THE EARTH WILL BLOSSOM AS A ROSE, CURSE REMOVED, enmity between man & the animals & the insects & the vipers removed, so that all God's Creation is in perfect peace & beautiful harmony & at peace with each other, & man with man‚ no longer man's cruelty toward man, no longer man's inhumanity to man, but all will be peace & glorious & beauty & the Garden of Eden restored!—Heaven on Earth once again as it was in the Beginning, because we'll have JESUS! PTL!
159. OH, I THINK ADAM & EVE HAD JESUS THEN TOO‚ YOU KNOW? I think that's Who the God was Who walked with them in the Garden! Who else could walk with them like a man but Jesus‚ the Son of God! I believe that was JESUS Who walked with them in the cool of the day in the Garden of God!—That beautiful Garden of God, Heaven on Earth, Paradise! Ah, how beautiful! Are you ready? Do you have Jesus in your heart? It's been a long lesson tonight because I had a lot of Scriptures! I haven't even begun to read you all of them, I wish I could! (See more in the "Book of the Future" & No.1428.)
160. "THEN THE MOON SHALL BE CONFOUNDED, & THE SUN ASHAMED, WHEN THE LORD OF HOSTS SHALL REIGN IN MOUNT ZION, & in Jerusalem, & before His ancients gloriously!" (Is.24:23) Oh, there're so many wonderful verses! "And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things." Here we're gonna have that wonderful Marriage Supper of the Lamb! "A feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined." Praise God, the vineyards & wineries aren't gonna go out of business!
161. "AND HE WILL DESTROY IN THIS MOUNTAIN THE FACE OF THE COVERING CAST OVER ALL PEOPLE, & THE VAIL THAT IS SPREAD OVER ALL NATIONS."—What vail? The vail of misunderstanding, the vail of unbelief, the vail of non–comprehension of spiritual things. "He will swallow up death in victory; & the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; & the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the Earth: for the Lord hath spoken it."—They won't rebuke us anymore!—And we won't weep anymore! "No More Tears!" (No.1367)
162. "AND IT SHALL BE SAID IN THAT DAY, LO, THIS IS OUR GOD; we have waited for Him, & He will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for Him, we will be glad & rejoice in His salvation. For in this mountain shall the hand of the Lord rest, & Moab shall be trodden down"—poor little Jordan—"under Him"—their former enemies—"even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
163. "AND HE SHALL SPREAD FORTH HIS HANDS IN THE MIDST OF THEM, as He that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: & He shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands. And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, & bring to the ground, even to the dust!" (Is.25:6-12)
164. WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? Who are you going to be with?—Those that are going to be weeping & wailing & gnashing their teeth as they see their World destroyed, in which they were rebellious & stupid & ignorant & defiant & disobedient to God?—Or are you gonna be with those who rejoice over this new beautiful Garden of Eden, the Garden of God, the thousand-year Millennial Heaven–on-Earth rule of Jesus Christ!
165. WHO WILL IT BE? WHO WILL YOU BE? WHERE WILL YOU BE? Will you be in our ranks of the rejoicing, or the wicked ranks of the cursing? The choice is up to you today! You can make the choice now, it's possible to make it NOW, but TOMORROW may be too LATE! The time of His mercy may be gone, Jesus Christ may come or have come at that time before you have repented, before you've said you're sorry, before you've asked God to forgive you, before you've believed & received Jesus‚ & then it will be too late, you'll have to go through Hell on Earth & Hell hereafter! Which will it be for you?—This beautiful Heaven on Earth we've been describing tonight‚ the Millennium, & even a Heaven forever thereafter in the New Heaven & New Earth?—Or Hell on Earth here & now & Hell hereafter?
166. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT HELL ON EARTH OR HEREAFTER! You can rejoice with us in the Heaven on Earth of the Millennium with Jesus & be with us forever in the Kingdom of God in Eternity! The New Heaven & a the New Earth, the City come down from God‚ that marvellous heavenly Space City, Golden City, beautiful!—Not the gold of today but CRYSTAL gold that can be seen through & all of its beauty, all of its wonder! Praise God! Hallelujah!
167. WHICH WILL IT BE? WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU GONNA BE ON? Will it be Hell on Earth & Hell hereafter, or Heaven on Earth & Heaven forever after? All you have to do to escape that Hell & have Heaven forever is to ask JESUS into your heart right NOW! He says, "I stand at the door & knock, if any man hear My voice & OPEN the door, I WILL come in!" (Rev.3:20)
168. OPEN THE DOOR RIGHT NOW! Pray to Him like this little song says. If you can't sing it or even say it, just say it in your heart. (Sings:)
"Into my heart, into my heart‚
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus!
Come in today, come in to stay‚
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus!"
If you said it in your heart & you mean it, He HAS come in & He's SAVED you from your sin! "The blood of Jesus Christ covers ALL your sin" & you are forgiven forever, saved forever, His child forever! His child & forever thou art if you took Jesus just now!
169. I HOPE YOU DID, 'CAUSE I WANNA SEE YOU IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH as we rule & reign over this World in beauty & majesty & in peace & plenty & Heaven on Earth with all of its glorious beauties, even more beautiful than the beauties you saw tonight or you've seen on other nights! Even more beautiful than the Garden of Eden! More beautiful than Eve—or as beautiful at least—& Adam & all the rest! The Garden of Eden restored! Paradise regained! I hope you'll be there‚ in Jesus' name! Lord bless & keep them & help them to receive You, Jesus‚ & make them a blessing to others so they can give Your Gospel to others as well, in Jesus' name! Amen. PTL! Hallelujah! TYJ! Amen! Will you be there?—I hope so! GBY!
170. (SINGS: )
"FOR WHEN JESUS COMES,
THIS EARTH WILL SHAKE
AND HEARTS WILL QUAKE,
When Jesus comes,
His face we'll see
—And you will be if you have Jesus!—
"Has your soul been filled with His fire & Holy Ghost?
Are you saved & ready to meet the Lord of hosts?
When Jesus comes‚
Don't be too late,
And the only way to be sure you're ready‚ is to receive JESUS & be ready right NOW! Hallelujah! PTL! TYJ!
MORE LETTERS ON THE MILLENNIUM & SPIRIT WORLD:
1364Now Is the Hour!
1423Satan's Saints—Vs. the Third World!
1428The Millennium!—What Will It Be Like?
1435Millennial Re-Education!—A New Job for You!
1437A Millennial Second Chance?
1441Will There Be Millennial Conversions?
1445A Millennial Question!
1447A Millennial Dream Trip!—To Russia!
1450Millennial Seeing Is Believing!
1453Post-War or Millennial Resettlement?
1457Millennial Ruling & Reigning!
1460Universal Reconciliation!—A Third Chance?
1465Hell's End!—Every Age Has An End!
1466Heaven, Hell & In-Between—Rev.19 & 20
1476Salvation in the Spirit World!
1479Abrahim's Vision of Heaven!
1513The Rest of the Dead
1514Our Last Chance