Monday, March 8, 2010

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth part 3

In this entry, we will show where Christ's heavenly kingdom will be on this Earth. This will hopefully help us to grasp the understanding of Heaven, and where we will be after we die. We know that those who die in Christ are awaiting His glorious return. When Jesus returns, He comes to claim His bride and to set up His Kingdom on Earth upon what the Bible calls Mount Zion. (Note: In the NT, they spell it Sion because of the Greek/Hebrew original text.)

We want to show that wherever the Lord is, so shall we be. We shall rise to be with Him, and go with Him wherever He goes. The wicked shall be cut off and destroyed. They shall be consumed away by Him at His appearing.

First, let's begin with a very well known passage:

 "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Wherefore comfort one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18

Some of us may read this and think that this passage is telling us that we will always be in the air with the Lord. Instead, what it really says is that we will rise, and from that point on, we will always be with the Lord wherever He goes.

When Jesus Christ returns with His army of Angels, the dead and the living that belong to Him shall rise to meet Him in the air. Those who are left behind on Earth will be destroyed and cut off. There are many verses speaking of this, and here are just a few to list as examples:

"For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth
 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. 
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming." Psalm 37: 9-13

"For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever" Psalm 37:28, 29

"Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it"  Psalm 37:34

The wicked shall be cut off and destroyed, and the righteous shall inherit the land. We shall have peace, and Jesus will rule the Earth the way it always should have been. We will all see the wicked perish and they will be gone.

The wicked will be consumed and destroyed by the Lord at His coming,

"By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed" Job 4:9

"Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD." Psalm 104:35

"And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed." Isaiah 1:28

"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.

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." Malachi 4:1, 3

"Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land." Zephaniah1:18

"Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy" Zephaniah 3:8 

And when Jesus comes down, His feet will touch the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4) and we shall be with Him when Jesus descends to Earth and claims His Kingdom on Mount Zion:

"And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee" Zechariah 14:5

"And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them. Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words." Deuteronomy 33:2, 3

"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints" Jude 1:14 

More on what we will see!

"And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day." 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10

"And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one." Zechariah 14:9
More coming soon!

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