The Church in Philadelphia
-The Kingdom of Christ (KC)
Summary of Background
Now, the times of revelation, which is the turning point of the history of the new mankind when all mysteries of the Bible are revealed, is both the end times when all covenants of the Bible are completed and the new beginning.
Revelation Chapter 10
“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.” <Rev 10:7>
< 1 Co 15:51-54/41-49> ⇐ “The mystery of the seventh trumpet”
“Understanding & Digesting the small book”
Also, its starting point is fully taking in, understanding and digesting the letters to the seven churches, Revelation chapter 2 and 3 which is the small book within Revelation and is the spiritual food of a life completing the new covenant (Jn 6:47-58/Mt 4:4). Simultaneously, we are called to prophesy to many people, nations, tongues and kings.
The letters sent to the Churches in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea comprise Revelation Chapters 2 and 3 and represent the small book within Revelation.
This small book lets us know through Revelation Chapter 10 that it will prophesy again for many people who receive, consume and completely digest the small book.
<Rev 10:7-11> 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants 8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. 9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
<Rev 1:11> 11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
<Rev 5:9-10> 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Revelation Chapter 11
“And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” <Rev 11:15>
The Kingdom of Christ
to join in the resurrection of life and eternal life
New Generation of the mankind: appearance of the bridal symbiotic community of Jesus that constitutes the kingdom of Christ as God’s priests
Since the salvation of the whole, holy body that reaches the first resurrection bears fruit by joining in the kingdom of Christ in the end times, each believers will become a servant of the Lord, who is the kingdom of the Lord and the priests that are like kings. This is achieved according to the journey of the religious world that constitutes the brides community of Jesus Christ.
<Rev 21:9-10> 9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. 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,
<Rev 21:17> 17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
<Rev 21:14> 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
“For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” <2 Pe 1:11>
<2Pe 1:3-11> 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that ertain unto life and godliness, though the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. 10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Therefore, the true church believers in the end times, as the brides of Jesus (Rev 21:9/Isa 5:26) who follow the heart (Php 2:5) and appearance of Jesus Christ (Gal 4:19), are the ones who open their spiritual vision (Rev 5:6), listen to the identical words of revelation of Jesus Christ, and achieve the law of Christ by taking burdens of one another (Gal 6:2). Participating in the divine nature of God (2 Pe 1:4), which is the final step of His plan of creating new mankind, they are the sons of God who add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love (2 Pe 1:7).
Also, they are believers who work together to achieve goodness (Ro 8:28) and join in the Kingdom of Christ, the first resurrection and eternal life (Rev 21:7/Ro 9-25:28/Mt 5:3-12).
Here, the kingdom of God is the concept of individually coming to our hearts, and the kingdom of Christ is the concept of community in which we join in the bridal symbiotic community of Jesus Christ and reach the eternal life.
In “The church in Philadelphia”, the Philadelphia is a term based on the word from a combination of Phil, which means love, and Adelphic, which means sisters who have same husband, it symbolizes the bridal symbiotic community of Jesus with love(Rev 21:9-10). It means the brides network of Jesus like Beulah.
<Isa 62:4-12> 4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. 5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. 6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, 7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. 10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.
In other words, “Philadelphia and Beulah” refers to the one who is married with Jesus, the “Lamb’s wife”.
And the “brides of the Lamb” mean the Holy city which is the kingdom of Christ that is the bridal symbiotic community of Jesus Christ as God’s human network (Rev 21:9-10), which are the brides of Jesus who are the servants of God (Rev 22:7) taken from the ends of the earth and called from the chief men thereof, all of which take place in the revelation times. (Isa 41:9/Isa 65:14-17).
Revelation Chapter 12
This is a secretive work not known prior to the revelation times and a newly created work, not an old one (Isa 48:6-7/Isa 42:9), and the work that starts from, as shown in Revelation 12:1-2, when the woman clothed with the sun gives birth to a child and holds the man and raises him up. (Rev 12:1-5/John 16:21-25).
<Rev 12:1-2> 1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
<Jn 16:21-25> 21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. 24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. 25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
<Jer 31:22> 22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
Here, the woman clothed with the sun symbolizes the one wearing the armor of light, who is the one being clothed with Jesus Christ giving births to the children of light.
<Ro 13:11-14> 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Also, in Revelation Chapter 12 Verse 2, “she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered” expresses the process of raising spiritual children in order to pursue the form of Christ as the pain felt when giving birth to a baby (Phi 1:9-10). Also, the meaning of a woman is not related to gender but bearing and raising a child. The process of raising 12 disciples begins for all who live on this earth through God’s network which produces 12 partnering disciples each from the 12 disciples (Lk 21:35/Jn 16:21-22).
<Gal 4:19> 19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
<Eph 5:8-9> 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
<Mal 4:2-3> 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.
In other words, the part which reads, “there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars”(Rev 12:1) mentions about the sun, moon and stars, which describes the following: the woman clothed with the sun who raises spiritual children as the first messenger of Jesus (Rev 22:16), the one who reads and opens the time of Revelation (Rev 1:3/Mt 13:43), the moon which refers to her supporters, and the crowns of the 12 stars that are her spiritual children and symbolize spiritual partnering disciples forming God’s network of Jesus’ brides. It shows, as they form multiples of 12, how the stars that make many people return back to the right place are born.
The crowns of the twelve stars
-a duodecimal foundation
“Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. ” <Php 4:1>
Mentor (Tent maker)
Mentor(Tent maker) who fulfill the calling to build a wall of the Holy City in the end times, through the law of the crowns of the twelve stars which says that 144 people will be formed from 12 (12 x 12 = 144) as a duodecimal foundation.
Here, when you gather more than one partnering disciple, you become the mentor of Crowns. Therefore, when you become a mentor, it can be the driving force of the change affecting not just those around you but the entire world.
Following the heart of Jesus who humbled himself in the appearance of a man (Php 2:5), we must not be obsessed over our own benefits but pursue the benefits of others together. When we make sacrifices and focus all of our work from self-centeredness to pleasing God through which we please many more people, we then can finally become good volunteers and committed workers spreading the gospel.
The essence of gospel is the change from a self-centered, arrogant human being to a brother or a sister who acts according to God’s purpose and loves one another (Mk 3:31-35).
Following Disciple Missions that Jesus Performed Himself, now it’s time that the same process of raising 12 disciples must be begun for all who live on this earth through God’s network of Jesus’ brides which produces 12 partnering disciples each from the 12 disciples (Lk 21:35/Jn 16:21-22/Jer 30:6-10).
And you can do the same process of raising 12 disciples like Jesus within 3 years. (Jn 14:12) For this, all you need is to do just your best as one of the chosen brides of Jesus. The Bible will be helpful for you to do it by yourself with the Holy Spirit.
<Mk 3:13-15> 13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. 14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:
<Jn 14:12-14> 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
Here, the wall 144 symbolizes the completion of the basic unit of construction of the wall constituting the Holy city.
After making the foundations of the wall-the 12 partnering disciples who are the crown of the 12 stars, they in turn make 12 partnering disciples themselves and fulfill the duty of completing the 144 people and building a wall of the Holy city.
“And he measured the wall thereof,
an hundred and forty and four cubits,
according to the measure of
a man, that is, of the angel.”
-Each of the twelve gathers twelve partnering disciples devoted to God to build 144 people, which forms a basic unit of the Holy city like above diagram.
The three generations are best understood if one thinks of a tree, the first Generation is the core branch (root).
The second generation is called the ‘Crown Branch’ where the first generation has gathered and created its disciples. If the second generation consists of 12 disciples and each of the disciples gathers 12 more disciples, that creates a third generation, the ‘Grand-Crown’ with a total of 144.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generation are spiritually one family. The members of family can communicate both online and offline.
Here, the numbers for the 2nd generation (12) and for the 3rd generation (144) are only standard figures, and they may be smaller or greater.
-At the first time, each of the 7 can gather 7 partnering disciples to build 49 people quickly with your family, relatives, neighbors, and friends etc. which forms like below diagram.
<Ac 16:31> 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
<Col 2:16-17> 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
<Mk 4:26-29> 26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. 29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
<1 Sa 2:5> 5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
The hour of temptation,
which shall come upon all the world
“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience,
I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation,
which shall come upon all the world,
to try them that dwell upon the earth.” <Rev 3:10>
Especially, in above Rev 3:10, by Jesus’ saying to the righteous believers of the church in Philadelphia who obeyed the word of prophecy as shown in Verse 10, “because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth”, he tells us that the church in Philadelphia is the place that avoids the hardships of trials that come upon the entire world in the Revelation times as well as the place of “Passover” for the kingdom and the priests of God who possess olive oil and wine, which symbolize the word of life. Like this, the church is the castle of truth that moves forward with Jesus while accurately aiming at following the prophecy of Jesus and also the place where the word of the way to righteous salvation exists and, thus, Jesus personally protects the hearts and thoughts of his believers.
(Isa 65:16-17/Jer 31:31-34/Eph 1:7-19/Ps 15:1-5)
In other words, Revelation 3:10 represents that the church in Philadelphia is the spiritual Noah’s Ark as the place of “Passover” for the kingdom and the priests of God in the end times
But the numbers for the kingdom and the priests who can participate in the whole world are limited.
<Rev 12:12> 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time
<Lk 21:35> 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
<Mt 24:31> 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Also, the church in Philadelphia is the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion(Isa 18:7) and the fruit of the new covenant in the end times will be borne for the believers of the church in Philadelphia who have gathered under the flag of the brides of Jesus Christ. (Ps 20:4-6/2 Th 1:11-12)
“Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.” <Rev 3:12>
<Isa 18:7> 7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.
<Ps 107:2-9> 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; 3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. 4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. 5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. 6 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. 7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. 8 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! 9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
<Ex 12:22-27> 22. And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. 23. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. 24. And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. 25. And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. 26. And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? 27. That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
<2 Th 2:9-15> 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
<Isa 66:20-21> 20. And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. 21. And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.
“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy,and keep those things which are written therein.”<Rev 1:3>
<Rev 1:20> 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
To conclude, in the time of trials that come upon the whole world (Rev 3:10), “the mystery of 7 stars” shows and lets us know about the mysteries through the one who reads, the first messenger of Jesus in the revelation times. And those who keep the words of this prophecy, the brides of Jesus written in the book of life, will become the messengers of Jesus with the Guardian Angel, and serve as the lamp that brightens the churches of this world, with the identical words of prophecy.(Rev 1:3/Am 3:7).
Also, they together begin as the messengers of Jesus with partnering disciples and then become new readers who read along with the mentor who reads the same words of prophecy through online or off line.
When Jesus came to the earth for the first time as the son of man, Peter, James and John who were the foremost disciples were all networkers using fishing nets, but in the end times, the networkers of God with the use of the Internet are urgently needed.
To be a reader as the bride of Jesus at once, all you have to do is putting God as the priority in your life.(Mt 4:18-22)
Therefore, those who hear this important matter must not ignore or distort the real meaning of the identical revelation of Jesus.
Also, the theory of singular subject (the one who reads) → plural subjects (those who hear) → select few (those who take into heart) is the basic concept of the repeated revelation evangelism in which “the servants” of God who grow through active evangelism of the Gospel continue to be born.
<2 Ti 2:2-6> 2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
This is the achieving of the hope of the eternal life, which has been promised by the genuine God since the beginning of the world. Depending on different times, he presented these words with evangelism, which is the process of buildling of the wall(Rev 21:17) commanded by our Savior God unto us in the end times and also the extremely important calling in which, as the kingdom and the priests of God, the journey of salvation is fulfilled with the partnering disciples.
When somebody die in the Lord from now on in the process of this evangelism, he or she will be saved and die in the Lord transcend death and reach God’s paradise, “the Third Heaven” without seeing and tasting of death as follows.
<2 Co 12:1-4> 1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
<Lk 23:39-43> 39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise
<Jn 8:32> 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
He or she experience an instantaneous transference of dimensions through which the tabernacle of body, which is a protective shield in this life, is stripped away and instead takes on the Holy body, symbolizing an eternal dwelling place, from the Third Heaven and proceeds to the step of the everlasting life. He or she will never see death and taste of death. (Jn 8:51-52/Jn11:25-26)
This is the special blessing for the brides of Jesus in the end times. Thus, the Holy Spirit has been given as an assurance in order for us to achieve this Holy body of eternal life (2 Co 5:5).
<2 Co 5:1-5> 1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
As God of Peace who raised our Lord Jesus the Great Shepherd among the dead with the blood of the covenant has chosen us and made us righteous and carry out his will, all the jewels of wisdom and knowledge leading to everlasting life are hidden in the process of his opening up our spiritual vision (Heb 13:20-21/Col 2:1-3).
“Let a man so account of us, as of
the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Moreover it is required in stewards,
that a man be found faithful.”
<1 Co 4:1-2>
Therefore, as we have fully understood the prophecy of Jesus and the word of the Spirit, become God’s “servants” as the brides of Jesus who have received his prophecy (Rev 1:1) and obtained the fruit that leads to the first resurrection, the end is the everlasting life
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,” <Rev 14:6>
<Da 7:13-14> 13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
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