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Wonderful world of tomorrow

We read from the last book of the Old Testament:

Malachi 4:1-6; (King James Version)

1       FOR, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

2       But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

3       And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

4       Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

5       Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:

6       And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

May the LORD bless his Word in our hearts.

 

We repeat the well known verse namely Malachi 4:2:

2          But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

 

When the day dawns and the sun comes up, then we know a new day has begun.  We know the night is past, the shadows took flight because the king of day appeared on the stage and he walks like a hero (it says so in Psalms) to complete his circuit.

 

But we thank the LORD that there is a Greater Sun than that, which is waiting during these times, ready to rise.  That is ‘the Sun of Righteousness with healing in his wings!’  That Sun of Righteousness is none other than He who created the sun that we see!  He is the Almighty, praise the wonderful Name of the LORD!

It is thus so wonderful to view God’s Word and to know that God’s Word does not hold anything back that is useful to us.  The LORD’S Word also, with great emphasis and with great precision clearly show that times of terrible judgment lie ahead for this earth.  I know that many people are tired of hearing this, but beloved, if ever there was a time when we should spread this warning, it is today!  And we see the signs before of our eyes marching by with forceful violence!

This part consists of only 6 verses, two of which clearly show what a terrible day it shall be or, if we can rather call it, what a terrible night it shall be!  The Bible calls it a day simply because it is an event; it is a great moment in the history of the world.  But according to our information, it is going to be midnight!

I repeat the first verse, Malachi 4:1;

1          FOR, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; - - - -

(It will burn like an oven)

- - - - and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

 

God’s Word is full of the terrible judgment that He is about to bring upon this world system and the crux of the matter is that it shall be a judgment of fire!

It is a judgment of destruction such as man has never seen in his life or will ever see again.

In 2 Peter 3 he said:

10         “- - - - the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, - - - -”

Furthermore he says:

             - - - - the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

But thank God then he says:

13         Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

 

Herewith the mentioned verses in 2 Peter 3:10, 13;

10         But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

13         Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

And Malachi 4:3;

3          And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

God is coming to cleanse this world, to break down this Babylonian system in which we are enslaved, to crush it and clean it to its foundations; so that the glorious Kingdom of God can be established on this earth.

 

This is Scripture; the Bible is full of it this in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.  We, as believers must then believe that it will happen sooner or later!

Is this not true?

If we thus see the signs around us, that which is described to us, then it shows that the time has come!  You and I are the generation in which it will happen.

But I want to discuss in greater detail the new day “after” the night has passed!  After the judgment has some!

The wonderful day of tomorrow, the wonderful and amazing day when the Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in his wings!

 

We can say beloved, that we are living in a long period of darkness consisting of sadness, oppression, anxiety; it is ungodly on this earth.  The time has come, the night has almost passed and the day is nigh.  But thank God, beloved, when that day comes, praise the LORD, and the Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in his wings, we will see new heavens and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells.

 

After the anxiety, the peace and serenity of God will descend on this earth!  Even on this issue the LORD did not keep us in the dark and I would therefore like to read a couple of well-known verses; so that you will hear what the LORD says in his Word.

 

In Revelation 21 the heading of the first 8 verses reads:

The new heaven and the new earth.

1          AND I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

 

Those of you who have read my book, “Book of Revelation” a while ago may find it a great blessing to read it again.  I would like to read from this book the correct translation of this first verse as the verse above does not provide the true meaning of what really will happen.

It is as follows:

When you read my book “A New Heaven and a New Earth” you will also read therein that the LORD shows very clearly how the ‘first earth’ existed before the flood, before the first judgment.

The earth was surrounded with “a waterbelt” and the sun did not shine directly on the earth, it shone through the water.  Whether the poles or the equator, the same climate prevailed.  Today you will find that animals generally only found in tropical regions were excavated in the Polar Regions - you can read this in any good Encyclopaedia.  In some of these animals’ intestines were found the remains of tropical plants which they were chewing on just before some disaster struck them.  The meat of some of these animals’ were so well preserved that people cut portions from it to barbeque and eat.  These are well known facts.

Where did they come from?

This confirms that the earth was indeed surrounded with water, had a lovely tropical climate and that a terrible disaster struck it.  The water that surrounded the earth fell down as rain and resulted in the flood of Noah.

At the same time the enormous weight of the water tilted the earth’s axis relative to the sun.  Previously it was vertical and rectangular to the sun with the sun shining through the belt of water, creating the equable temperature.  When the surrounding water disappeared and the weight thereof on the earth tilted the earth’s axis, this, together with the earth’s rotation around its own axis and its rotation around the sun, caused our seasons. 

As far as Noah was concerned, a new heaven opened up for him, a heaven after the flood which did not exist before because the sky was cloudless.  It was a new earth for Noah as 70% of the earth was underneath the water.  (Please view the world map)  The largest portion of the earth is covered with water.  The mentioned 70% water was in the air before the Flood.  That water now covers large portions of the earth today.  Such are the depth of the water that those portions are deeper than some mountain peaks in the Himalayas are high.  Humans have never set foot on approximately 70% of the earth, due to it being covered with water.

 

But when Jesus Christ comes this will change.  I know that these things sound unbelievable to us, but God’s Word shows this to us in various places and I describe it in our pamphlets.  I do not know how many people make use of the privilege to read our pamphlets and to listen to our cassettes.  (I do not want to boast, but I must say: God knows and He knows my heart.  I do not say this to honour myself, but to honour and glorify His Name.  I want to say to this congregation, if you have read these pamphlets or studied the books, you will have more knowledge than what you would have learned at any school or university.)

 

God’s Word shows us that with this terrible judgment, on this day that will burn like an oven, that the violent and terrible heat and fire, will sweep this water right back up in the air!  The water will again surround the earth and for the people still living then, there will be huge plains, territory, and land where they have never set foot upon.

Can you imagine the fertility of the soil?  Not only all the rivers flowing into the oceans for thousands of years, but all the wastage of the sea life with their remains on the sea bottom.  What a fertile earth it is going to be!  It is truly going to be a new earth and a new heaven and together with that, King Jesus on the throne.  An earth full of righteousness!  

Praise the Name of the LORD!

The correct meaning of Revelation 21:1 is thus:  “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth as God created it originally came into sight and passed by in front of my eyes, as the ocean was no longer there to hide 70% of the earth”. 

I read it again now as it is given in our Bibles:

Revelation 21:1:

1          And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

You see, there will no longer be an ocean!

Where will the ocean go?

It will go back to where it came from originally.  And the first heaven and the first earth passed away; - - - - -”.  I clarify it in my booklet: “The New Heaven and the New Earth” where I describe the various meanings of the Greek word “Parerchomai” which translated, means ‘passed by’.

It does not mean ‘passed away’ in the context that it disappeared.  It means that it passed by; it ‘marched’ by in front of his eyes so that he could see!  (In his Analytical Concordance, Robert Young provides the meaning of ‘to pass by you’ NO destruction!  This is of the utmost importance!)

 

A new heaven and a new earth is coming; the Sun of Righteousness is ready to rise with healing in his wings.  The LORD says in his Word of Proverbs: “Without a vision my people perish”.  Without vision, the people will be dissolute, without direction or course.

Hosea 4:6 it says;

6          My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:  - - - -”. 

 

When this day comes, the day that will burn like an oven, this day, when our economic structures fall, when heathen masses spread over the earth like locusts, many people will lose their faith, because they have been fed false doctrines.  We will not be able to give them the perseverance, the spiritual endurance, and power to carry them through this day.

 

Read the Bible carefully, it gives us the history of many prophets and martyrs who died.  Biographies written about them shows us that these people had one outstanding characteristic, beloved, that the power of hell could be raging against them, but they held their vision, they had promises to which they held fast.  They knew that Satan and his agents could do what they wanted and the worst that they could do was to kill the body and then they could do no more.  He who has given his Body on the cross for you and for me, and Who has risen from the dead, He will raise me from the dead as well!  And on that day, I will reign with Him on this earth!  I will savour His Gloriousness and His Wonderfulness on that day!

 

Now, with this as background you can read the Bible and the prophets.  For example if you read in Isaiah 11 of the wolf and the lamb that will graze together, of the lion that will eat straw like an ox, of the child who plays on the hole of a snake and it does not bite him, he sits with the scorpion which does not sting him, and that nobody will do anything wrong or corrupt in God’s whole Kingdom, then this is the description of that lovely morning after the Sun of Righteousness arose with healing in his wings!

 

Let us pray in these times, let us encourage each other, let us prepare our own hearts.  Let us pray as believers, so that when we get to the outside world and they panic and they become deranged with fear, we can bring them the good message!  We can open this old Bible and say “People, I can not guarantee that you shall survive or that nothing will happen to you.  Millions of believers have died in the past; most probably we will also die.  I can not give you a guarantee as I do not know God’s ways, what the finer detail of each person is but what I can guarantee you is that if you put your faith in the Lord Jesus and you start living according to his word, then, even though you will perhaps die, He will raise you up from the dead!  You will live under a new heaven and on a new earth.  You will taste and see and experience, (Hallelujah!), the Glory that God prepared for those who love Him!

I believe my brother and my sister, it is these things that we must pray for, it is these things that we must preach, and it is these things that we must commit to our hearts.  Then the world can come and then we may, and probably will suffer greatly.  I can not guarantee you, I can not even guarantee myself; immunity against any of these things which will form part of God’s judgments on this earth.  But one thing I do know and that I have told you numerous times before, I believe God did not have the history written up of a, for example, Shadrach (Hananiah) Meshack (Mishael) and Abed-nego (Azariah) in vain.  I believe that it was not in vain that the LORD gave it to us or in that context either.

 

You remember, and if you can not remember it very well, you can read it again in Daniel, chapter 3.  If you really want to do justice you can take my book Daniel where, through the grace of God, I described it in its entirety.  Daniel gives us a description of the coming of the whole anti-god system and he also gives us a description of how God will destroy it.

So for example in Daniel, where King Nebuchadnezzar had built the enormous statue or image (chapter 3 in the Daniel book, wonderfully insightful) in the valley of Dura and ordered that when the musical instruments played all were to fall down and worship the golden image.  Which sign is this?  It is a sign that on that day money was crowned in the form of gold as the god of this world.  Man has always bowed down to the money god of this world even to this day.  How will man ever be freed from this money god?  Only when it is crushed on this earth!

 

This is what is waiting for us at the door.  This is why we see the unsteadiness of the economy.  This is why we hear about inflation every day, of the terrible prices, all these things, the terrible interest rates!  How long will this still carry on?  Who can endure this?  Then the LORD shows us in Daniel how a rock comes loose from the mountain without hands, and strikes the statue, overthrows it and grinds it into dust with the wind blowing the dust away.  That rock grows and fills the whole earth and it is that Kingdom of our Lord Jesus, with His people, Israel, as the basis, part.

Oh, how the world hates to hear this!  They will talk about the rock and the statue, but do not speak about the fact that it is God’s people, then it is considered racism!  Oh, that is considered the most terrible sin which you can ever commit as a pastor or practising Christian.  But it is God’s Word!

 

I thus believe that when those three young men said that they will not bow, even though they will be thrown into the burning furnace, (They said: ‘you can do it Nebuchadnezzar, if God saves us it will be good but if God does not safe us, we would rather burn than bow to you’.  We know this lovely story), God did not prevent them from being thrown into the furnace.  They were thrown in the furnace and the heat was so terribly intense that the strong men throwing them inside burned at the entrance to the furnace.

 

When Nebuchadnezzar looked inside the furnace, he saw all three of them walking free, the ropes that bound them burned off.  A fourth One walked with them and it was nobody else but the Lord Jesus.  This is a lovely story and I believe it not to be only a story.  I preach this because I believe that these things will come to pass in our time.  There will be those who will walk around in the fire that will burn like a furnace on this day.

 

When Nebuchadnezzar saw this, he called them out of the furnace and said: “come out, come out of that furnace, I know now that there is no other God as your God!”  Who can save you from fire?  I believe that the greatest testimony will come on this day that will burn like a furnace before the Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in his wings.  I believe that on this day it will not only be a testimony to God’s enemies but also to the fainthearted of Israel that were uncertain up to that day.

 

There are many such examples, like Daniel in the lion’s den.  It is not only a story that should be told to Sunday school children.  Never!  There is Psalm 91 that also mentions this day.  A thousand will fall by your side and ten thousand on your right-hand side but it shall not come to you.  Only your eyes will see the retribution of the wicked but it will not come near you.  It is not only a beautiful tale and imagery, but the stating of a fact.

 

So, I see this age ending and I believe we are hearing the first rumblings thereof already!  You know me, I do not incite people, I do not preach to create a sensation; this is not me at all!  The things I bring to you are the truth.  It is fact.  Let us have a look at the gloriousness that is coming!

The wolf and the lamb will graze together, oh, how beautifully Micah describes it:

Micah 4:1-4:

1          BUT in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain’ (It is the Kingdom) of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, - - - -

(This is above the other kingdoms)

            - - - - - and it shall be exalted above the hills; - - - - -

(Smaller kingdoms)

            - - - - - and the people shall flow unto it.

2          And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3          And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; - - - -

(There is the Sun of Righteousness)

             - - - - and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

4          But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.

 

Oh God’s Word is so wonderful to me!  Is there any system or organisation or Western world in the state it is in today, that can guarantee to the young people reading this, that they will have their own homes, their own piece of land on which they can live and that nobody shall scare them?  I would like to state that there is no such system; not Capitalism or Communism, any party or political organisation; in which compromises of any kind are made.

 

But God’s Word says “But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid:”

Please do not let the devil confuse you, this is but one verse, there are many such verses.  It does not mean in its commonality that you have to create thoughts to belittle it.  In prophetic language it means: Everyone will have their own homes, everyone will have their own fruit trees, and nobody will scare them!  No more rushing!  Why do you have to rush?  Why are we rushing today?  Mammon chases us!  God created us to have peace but not to be lazy.  Beloved, with our creative powers today, what do you use your mind for, young man or young girl, what are you thinking about?

 

Deep in your inner self, you think of the challenge of life and the struggle and the fear and the dread that you have for the future.  It clouds your mind, it robs you of your creative ability!  Nobody will wage war anymore; their spears will be changed into pruning hooks, their swords into plowshares, no more military training for two years.  Nothing of these things anymore!  Beloved, we have no idea what humans will achieve with their minds when we are at peace and then we can be truly creative, use our minds for that which is only good, as God meant it to be for us!

 

I thus thank God for what we know of heaven.  I thank God that I know that Jesus said: “I go to prepare a place for you”.  I delight and rejoice because on this day, when judgment shall come to destroy this system, each one of us that will die, will have a place prepared for us.

 

Paul said he had a desire to part and to be with Christ, which is far better I know he says to the Corinthians that when our earthly house of this tabernacle is broken down, we will have one for eternity in heaven!

 

But, this is not the final state.  The final state is new heavens and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells.  When Jesus comes to reign and erase all traces of sin, He will give you and me the opportunity to share in it with Him!

 

I have said so often that we have never yet seen the Gloriousness of God.  We have never yet seen this earth in all its glory and wonderfulness!  We only see it with its thorns and thistles.  We only see it in its danger, in its struggle, its sadness, its cancers, its diabetes, and you name it.  We see road accidents, Beiruts, earthquakes, and wretchedness.  When you read a newspaper or watch the news on television, what do you see?  Dust, smoke, murder, and mayhem!

Did God create the earth for this?

No, His Glory shall still be revealed on this earth!  That is the day when the Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in his wings.  God must assist us to experience this spiritually in our own minds by faith.  

Have we not yet reached such a point and I feel the presence of the LORD as I say this now.

 

You know, we are so used to disappointment, we are so used to struggling, hardships and shattered dreams that you can almost say: I do not want to become too happy, because it will not last.  I do not want to become too excited because I will be disappointed anyway.

Is that not true?  This is how we live our lives. 

God must therefore give you the grace to start believing in God’s Word and to become excited in your heart, because these things that God promises us in his Word are certain!  You shall not be disappointed.  God promised it and He shall give will gift it to you and me!

 

In 1 Kings 8:56 Solomon inaugurated the temple and spoke these lovely words:

56         “- - - - there hath not failed one word of all his good promise - - - - ”

 

Everything that God promised Solomon and his father David happened exactly as it was promised, when the temple was inaugurated.  Beloved, this is only the earthly temple.  The day when the New Jerusalem comes, when the LORD will indeed build his city on this earth for his healed people, will surely be a wonderful day!  I want to say to you in faith, read God’s promises, read all the wonderful promises, not one of them shall remain unfulfilled.  The LORD shall fulfil every one them!

Hallelujah!

Praise the Name of the LORD!

When you accept this in your heart and confirm it in your heart, you shall triumph during this time of fire, regardless of whether you live or die.  Make use of the pleasant time, the day of salvation, make use of this message coming to you, make use of those booklets, books, cassettes, videos.  They are messages of hope of teachings and instructions in the Revelation of God.  Do not listen to the various preachers and teachings of today that will incite you for a moment, as most of these teachings are not based on God’s Word.  (It is like the light of a magnesium wire that has been lit.  It makes for one moment a beautiful display of light and then the light is gone).  We live in serious times!  Do not be misled!

 

We thank God for that new creation; the LORD promised; He shall give us new bodies.  Let us believe the things we all know.  Let us take a look at, for example a Scripture that is often used at funerals, but of which I have often said that is not a funeral Scripture per se.

1 Corinthians 15:51-53;

51         Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

52         In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

(Those that are still living at that time)

53         For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

 

At this moment our bodies are still mortal, it will perish, it is exposed to various diseases, dangers, and restrictions.  You age and your body weakens.  You have to wear various light clothing in summer to prevent dying of heat, and in winter you wear warm clothing to prevent dying of the cold.  What a vulnerable body we have.  This corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 

We shall have new bodies.  I cannot provide all the scriptures, but herewith one more:

Philippians 3:20-21;

20         For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

21         Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

 

New heavens and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells.  We are going to get new names.  A name that will fit our higher status.  We will sing new songs.  Oh, we will sing beautifully!  We now sing within our limitations, sometimes our voices are hoarse or false.  Brother Errol, please forgive me, but while I listened to your singing and Sister Neser playing the organ, your voice and the organ; how beautiful it sounded when the organ played a different note and your voice harmonised with the notes.  I cannot sing and I cannot sing to these tones.  We are grateful for people with such a gift.  But I am looking forward to that day because then I will sing beautifully too and be able to reach the different notes, praise the Name of the LORD, it is going to be lovely and wonderful!

Hallelujah!

There is going to be a new city, the New Jerusalem, which is actually symbolic of God’s new people.

But the LORD says in his Word that we shall rebuild the ruins because you must remember in the day of fire, the day of reckoning; (there are various Scriptures describing this; also in the book Revelation which is described in detail) the cities of the nations will be reduced to rubble and it is good.  They are hovels of unrighteousness, established interests in finances, and all those things which, together with unholyness and dishonesty, keep us in slavery!  LORD, reduce them to rubble, LORD overthrow them!  We will build new cities, lovely and wonderful!

 

Something that is cleverly and effectively planned is beautiful to everyone.  If you look at a beautiful building designed by an architect, seeing the detailed planning of the project, you enjoy looking at it.  Maybe you think the architect should have added something and you are surprised when you notice that he indeed did.  You would wonder how he could have thought about all these details.  Now and again you see a tall skyscraper or even a house built like that.  So much finer detail was added to for example the house that no matter where you turn, you do not walk into anything.  You reach out your hand searching for a tap or a switch where you think it should be and when you open your eyes it is there!  It is beautiful, lovely, and wonderful.  But beloved, on that day I believe the planning, the gloriousness will be even more wonderful!

That is the land which God promised us!

That is the day which is about to happen!

Praise the LORD!

Shall we not then beloved, through the grace of God and God’s Spirit, give free reign to our wonderful expectations.  As long as it is in the Scriptures, it is not an idle dream; it shall come to pass for sure!  New songs, new cities, no reflections, a new Government!

Praise the LORD!

God’s Reign; Not one of these governments on this earth and it does not matter to which party you belong to either; it will be God’s Reign!  The best government that there ever can be on this earth!  Will it not be wonderful? 

A government of righteousness, new prospects, new eternity!  

As one great English author once said: ‘Paradise lost – Paradise regained”.

How do I get there?

How is the road leading there?

I would like to say that it is of the utmost importance to each one of us.  If you have not found that road yet, may the LORD give you grace to find it.  You know that the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14:

13         Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in thereat:

14         Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

 

It provides the conditions to enter the new city, the New Jerusalem in two places.  

Revelation 21:8;

8          But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

In Revelation 21:27; (This is now in the city.)

27         And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

Nothing that is an abomination or defiled shall be allowed into the city.

As the story is told of the motorist on the road, searching for a certain place and asking someone next to the road: ‘Sir, is this the best road to town?’ and the person says ‘It is the only road!  There is no other road!’  You cannot choose the best or even the second best road.  There is only one road.  Jesus said: ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.  Nobody comes to the Father except through me’.  This is the only way.  Have you truly found this way?  Not only found it but are you on this road?  I am not asking whether you call yourself a Christian.  I am not asking whether you have been baptised or spoke in tongues or prophesied or even healed the sick.  I am asking are you still on this road?

It is only this road that leads to the Heavenly city, are you on it?

Today, when you hear his voice, do not harden your heart, may the LORD give us grace to realise that now is the most ideal moment!  Now is the moment of salvation.  Tomorrow it might be too late.  Amen.

I would like to share a few last thoughts to show that we are truly citizens of this glorious New Kingdom.

We are strangers on this earth and in this world system.  In various ways, we as children of God do not evenbelong here anymore.  We do not love worldly goods; we are not comfortable in this world.  We feel like strangers.  It says of the old believers in:

Hebrews 11:9-10, 13-16;

9          By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:

(It speaks of Abraham.)

10    For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.  

(There is no such city in this world system.  This world system has the city Babylon, which means confusion that is always God’s enemy.  We should not conform to be part of this world.  A child of God will never fit in; because here we are strangers and nomads.)

We read further from verse 13:

13         These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14         For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

15         And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.

16         But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

That heavenly city does not mean that it will leave the earth. It means a city coming out of the heaven, originating from heaven with a heavenly character and within which our heavenly King, Jesus Christ, will be the King.

It is thus that we read in:

Hebrews 13:14;

14         For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

This future city is the lovely and wonderful New Jerusalem which I described to you in this message.  We should thus be in this world but not from this world.  We must certainly be good citizens to the best of our abilities for as long as we are here.  But it certainly does not mean that to be in this world and to be good citizens, that we also have to do as the others do.  It is not necessary for us to conform to them, it is not necessary to go with the flow or move with the masses.  Oh no, beloved, praise the LORD, it does not mean when in Rome, do as the Romans do.  No, as we have pointed out, we are strangers, we are tenants, we are passing by, we have citizenship of another country.  This old world is on the brink of disappearing and the new world is on the brink of taking its place.

Let us listen to what John says in:

1 John 2:15-17;

15         Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, - - - -

(this world system)

- - - - the love of the Father is not in him.

16         For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17         And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

 

This old world is passing away; the signs are around us to see.  Signs that it is crumbling, and it will eventually explode and pass away in violence.  This must happen for the New Jerusalem to take its place.  Rather be prepared to be ridiculed than to be popular and consider the indignity of Christ of greater wealth than the wealth of Johannesburg, or Pretoria or Cape Town or Durban or wherever.

 

Let our treasure be in heaven because that is where our hearts will also be.  It is Heaven’s Government that is on the brink of being instituted here on earth.  Yes, beloved, in Heaven’s Kingdom the Rand or Dollar or Pound or what other kind, that shall not be legal currency.  We will not be able to spend it in Heaven’s Kingdom because in that Kingdom we will buy wine and milk without price or money - (Isaiah 55).  Let us then invest in that Heavenly Kingdom because that order is coming.

All the banks and financial institutions, all the interest systems, the hire purchase agreements and all those things that are used to take money from us and to subject us to slavery, shall disappear.

Praise the LORD.

Angels will be our servants.  The Holy will be our companions and Christ Jesus will be our Lord and King but also our eldest Brother:

Romans 8:29; 

29         “- - - - that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

 

God the Father shall be our Father, we will be immortal, and we will be like Him.  We will see Him as He is.  It is thus, because we have hope in our hearts; let us cleanse ourselves as He is pure.  Thank the LORD, this forecast is sure, and it is coming fast!

Amen!  


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