Tuesday, May 15, 2007



According to present day prophetic teachers, Jerusalem in the land of Palestine is the focus of much speculative teaching about what is destined to happen in the last days.

Right now, we are hearing a great deal about a certain red heifer, and the role intended for her to fulfill in the plans of the Israeli people.

We also hear rumors of the plans for a new temple, either on the old site or on a new site-- it doesn't make much difference.

If people are making a mistake, it doesn't matter too much whether it is a big mistake or a small one. Either one will miss the intended goal.

I think, sometimes, that the prople who lived when Jesus lived, and rejected Him because of a lack of proper teaching and understanding, were not much worse off, if any, than our Bible teachers of today. The believers today are apt to miss the true events of God as badly as those who crucified Jesus. Our "guns" are pointing the wrong direction.

Abraham, 4,000 years ago, may have known more than we do today. He didn't have the "benefit" of Bible commentators-- he had to depend upon what God told him. Any way, Abraham was looking for a City. Not an earthly city, but one which has "foundations."

Hebrews 11:10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker [is] God.

If Abraham knew enough to keep his eyes off of an earthly city, shouldn't we also know as much? Do we have any right to be looking at what God considers "last year's bird nest"?

Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

Revelation 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Revelation 21:27 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.

May I submit to you that no earthly city will ever figure into God's Eternal Plan. We need to let those people in Palestine worry about their city-- it will never be accepted of God. MEN ARE BUILDING IT.

God is building His own City-- right now. You and I are a part of it. We fit into it in some manner-- walls, foundations, gates. We are there NOW!

WE are the City not made with hands-- the City Foursquare-- out of Heaven-- the Spirit of God.

Our City has no need of the sun, for the Lamb is the light.

Hey! I don't have all the answers yet. But I believe I have heard from God on the matter. I can't tell you all about the streets of Gold-- the wall of Jasper, etc. etc.. But I do believe they represent Christians with certain characteristics which cause them to be classified as "wall" or "street" or some other part. I am sure God knows where each one of us fits.

Have you ever wondered why you are like you are-- why you do what you do? Has God made you that way by His Spirit, so you can perform a function in His Celestial City?

Consider what I say!

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