Fred Coulter - October 15, 2000

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This is Day 2 of the Feast of Tabernacles - 2000.  Now for all of you tie buffs, I hope you’ll notice that I’ve been wearing a different tie every time.  That came about when I was up on a trip up to Seattle, and a man came up to me and said, “Fred, don’t you have any other tie than the one you wear?”  Well, I said, “It’s getting a little threadbare, isn’t it?”  So I was in the gift shop at that time at the Holiday Inn and I turned around and there was a tie rack so I went ahead and bought a tie.  And then another man went ahead and bought another tie, so that gave me two new ties.  And so for all you tie buffs who have been watching my ties through the years I’m going to kind of keep you on the alert and try and wear a different tie every day of the Feast.  [Laughter]

Ok, well here we are the second day of the Feast of Tabernacles and I hope that everything really went well with you yesterday on the holy day.  And right now we’re looking at quite a Presidential campaign that’s going on.  And what it really is, you’re seeing how men are plying and working so that they can bring the best for mankind.  As they say, you know, who’s going to be the best educational reform?  Who’s going to take care of the senior citizens?  Who’s going to take care of the workplace?  How’s the banking system going to work?  How can we handle the enemies overseas?  And how can we negotiate all of these things?  And the right calls the left no good.  And the left calls the right no good.  And all of these things are out there and you know what we need to understand is something very, very important, which is this: Jesus said, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”  Now what is the leaven of Herod?  The leaven of Herod is getting involved in political moves to try and accomplish righteousness within the society. 

Now I just read an article where the churches are facing the Gay issue.  And what it is saying is that the churches are conforming their views to the world.  In other words, letting the society set the standards as to what righteousness is.  Whereas the churches are supposed to teach the righteousness.  They are supposed to bring the morality to the society.  And so we have it now that churches are being invaded and conquered by Satan the devil, and certainly all the politics are controlled by him.  Now it doesn’t matter how nice it looks on the surface and how good that some people think that they’re political champions are.  They are all counterfeits of Jesus Christ.  And what’s going to happen is this:  is that God is going to let it build up, and build up, and build up, and build up until man has developed the greatest, the most awesome society he has ever made and then it’s going to collapse.  It will break apart. 

Now when the kingdom of God is instituted and we are part of that and we are the ones doing the teaching and the leading, what we are looking at brethren, is that we have the greatest calling that you could possibly imagine. 

Now let’s begin by going to Isaiah 11.  Let’s pick up where we left off yesterday.  Isaiah 11, where it talks about during the time of the kingdom of God that the knowledge of the Lord is going to cover the earth as the seas cover earth.  Now that is so incredible, and that is so absolutely amazing that we really cannot comprehend how that is really going to be in all of it’s ways if it’s going to be for us. 

Now here in Isaiah 11:9, the last part of the verse says, “…for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.”  And that’s what we are going to bring in and usher in brethren.  That’s why right now we are training.  That’s why we need to know the word of God, to learn the word of God, to understand the word of God.  Now only just for the sake of being able to know what true doctrine is and what the true teachings of the Bible really are, but for us to be able to then be in training because we are in training to be kings and priests, and to be teachers.  Now let’s remember that God is going to save Israel first and then the rest of the nations.

Now let’s continue on right here in Isaiah 11.  And this will back us up just a little bit because I want to continue with this that Israel first, then the rest of the nations.  Verse 10, “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse [and that’s Christ], which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and His rest shall be glorious.”  Now the whole millennial reign of Jesus Christ is called “the rest” of God, because God is going to be in charge.  There’s going to be no more Satan, he’s going to be removed.  And it’s going to be an awesome time for teaching and helping the people and showing them the way of God.  And I’m sure that when we are resurrected as spirit beings there’s going to be so much that we’re going to be able to learn and to know, and who knows what books has God has already written for us.  Instruction books for us because the teachers not only have to be taught now through the process of learning and overcoming, but first we have to be converted before we can be resurrected.  So we need to be converted and we need to be taught.  And then God is going to teach us even more things.

Now let’s notice verse 11.  Here again is Israel shall be saved first.  “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.”  Because when the tribulation begins Israel is going into captivity.  And when I say Israel we need to understand this very clearly: I do not mean those that are traditionally known today as Israelis who claim Palestine as Israel.  I’m talking about all 12 tribes of the children of Israel, which includes the United States and Canada, and Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.  Those are all the tribes of Israel.  And those are the nations that have been a blessing to the whole world.

Now, if you don’t believe that then ask the question the reverse way.  Which nations of the world have been a blessing to the world in the end-time according to the prophecies of God?  And you’re left with none other but than the ones that I’ve just mentioned.  So when I say Israel I mean all 12 tribes.  So He’s going to bring them again.

“And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah…” So there you have two - Israel the 10 tribes, Judah, the tribe of Judah and the Levites.  Notice, “…from the four corners of the earth.  The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.”  So that is going to come to an end.  “But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.  And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with His mighty wind shall He shake His hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.  And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria…”, because they’re going to come back.  And like I pointed out on the first day, God’s purpose is to destroy the Assyrian on the mountains of Israel and then bring the children of Israel back from modern day Assyria today, as well as from the four corners of the earth.  Continuing now, “…like as it was to Israel in the day that He came up out of the land of Egypt” (vs. 12-16).   So it’s going to be a great mass exodus.

Now let’s come to Zephaniah.  Now sometimes the Minor Prophets are overlooked, but there’s a tremendous story that we can get out of the Minor Prophets.  Now you have the book of Zephaniah, so if you know where the New Testament is you come back Malachi, Zechariah, Haggai, and then Zephaniah.  Ok, Zephaniah 3:14 and here’s what’s going to happen to Israel.  “Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.  The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, He hath cast out thine enemy: the King of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee; thou shalt not see evil any more” (Zeph. 3:14-15).  That’s because we’re going to rule and reign with Christ a thousand years as kings and priests.

“In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.  The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love…” And so one of the biggest things we are going to be teaching all the people in the Kingdom of God is how to love God, and how to know God, and what their lives are all about and God’s plan and purpose for them.  “…He will joy over thee with singing.”  God says, “I will gather them thatare sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.  Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.  At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, which I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD” (vs. 16-20).  So Israel is going to be saved first.

Now, let’s come to Isaiah 35:10 and let’s look at this a little bit more.  And I think that we will be learning how to teach in the way that we ought to teach beginning with Israel.  And then it will expand from there out to the whole world.  Now Isaiah 35:8, “And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness…”  Now this has two meanings.  It will be a literal highway, which will be called “The way of holiness” leading up to Jerusalem.  It’s not the New Jerusalem which comes down out of heaven, but there will be a new Jerusalem because the one that now is is going to be destroyed.  And so there’s this highway of holiness called “The way of holiness”, Now let’s understand something spiritually- we will be teaching all the people the way of holiness, the way of God.  So it has a dual application here.  And that’s the way that they’re going to walk in it.  We’ll see that a little bit later on.

“…The unclean shall not pass over it…”  So they’re going to either have to be converted or they’re going to have to be the resurrected sons and daughters of God serving and ruling over the cities or wherever their responsibility is.  “…But it shall be for the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.  No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there” (vs. 8-9).  Now it has to be, those who are redeemed of physical Israel, they can walk there; those who have been redeemed by the power of the resurrection and are in spiritual Israel and who are serving as kings and priests. 

“And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (vs. 10).  Now Isaiah has as an awful lot concerning what the millennium’s going to be.  But I mean just stop and think how great this is going to be.  How marvelous this is going to be.  Mankind even at his best could never even come close to what God is going to do, and He’s going to do it there with Israel.

Now let’s come to Psalm 147, and these are some of the things that we are going to teach.  These are some of the principles in which we’ll base everything that we teach Israel, that we teach the nations, as we find here in Psalm 147.  “Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.  The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: He gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.  He healeth the broken in heart…”  Now put in your margin there Luke 4:18 because that talks about the prophecy of Jesus Christ who when He stood up on the Day of Pentecost there in the synagogue in Luke 4 and He read from Isaiah 61 that He will heal the broken heart.  Now there’re going to be of broken hearts from all the things that people have endured and suffered, and the death and everything that they have seen around them being in the slave camps and so forth.  He will “…bindeth up their wounds” (Psa. 147:1-3).

“He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names” (vs. 4).  So in other words showing how great God is even though He knows all the stars, even though He calls them all by name, He’s going to reach down and heal the broken hearted.  Now that needs to be for you today too, because you need to understand if you have difficulties and problems because you have been oppressed because of living in sin in the past, because you are down and discouraged because of a trial, God is going to lift you up.  And God also says, remember this, that He even counts all the hairs on your head.  And so God loves you, and God cares for you, but what He is preparing for us is so great that we need the trials, and we need the training, and we need all the understanding that we can get from it.  So if you have a trial or difficulty that you’re going through now look at it from a different perspective.  Look at it from the point of view of what you can learn out of it and what God is teaching you through it.  And even though the trial may be long and sore God will deliver you, He has promised.  And you can go right here and claim that promise.

Verse 5, “Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite.”  So it’s going to be something.  We’re really going to be…  You know, you stop and think about it.  Now, what is it that we really know and understand?  Well, it’s kind of like a little thimbleful compared to what it’s going to be then.  And always remember this brethren, we have nothing we didn’t receive.  And that’s going to be one of the things we’re always going to be teaching the people during the millennium.  You have nothing you didn’t receive.  God created everything.  God created you.  God has called you.  God has given you His Spirit.  Christ is reigning in Jerusalem.  We are a nation of kings and priests and teachers and we are going to show you the way that God wants you to live.  And God is going to bless you tremendously.

Now let’s continue on.  “The LORD lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground.  Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with cloud, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.  He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.  He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.”  All you football buffs, and all you basketball buffs, and track buffs, and so forth.  “The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear Him…” (vs. 6-11).  Now you see the great difference between the mind of God and the mind of human beings, see.  He takes pleasures in them that fear Him and those that hope for His mercy.

“Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.”  Now when it’s talking about Jerusalem, that’s the city.  Jerusalem is the mother of us all.  When it’s talking about Zion, that is the Church because we are come to Mt. Zion, which is in heaven (Hebrews 12), and that is the Church of the Firstborn.  So we can put this all together here.  “For He hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; He hath blessed thy children within thee.  He maketh peace in thy borders, and filled thee with the finest of the wheat” (vs. 12-14).  It is going to be something. 

Now look what man is doing in his greatest hour today.  What is he doing?  He has the genome supposedly listing all of the genes that human beings have.  And what are they going to do with it?  They’re going to pervert it and pollute it and change mankind.  They’re looking to ultimately create the “superman”, if you want to look at it that way.  And isn’t it interesting, and so just consider that I rang my cowbell, cause I don’t have it out.  Is it going to be that the one who becomes the beast will actually have cloned into him aspects and genes from beasts?  Now that’s just something to think on.  Now you may think I’m real erratic but you can go ahead and think that, but I just wonder if that is possible.  Now that is not a doctrine, and I’m not saying it’s absolute.  I’m just saying think upon it what man is going to do.  Now if you don’t believe that that might be possible they’ve already cloned animals.  And look what they’ve done to our whole food supply.  Look what they’ve done to the vegetables.  You can even buy potatoes that will not spoil because they have an anti-spoiling gene that they cloned in there from a moth.  The tomatoes, the wheat, the corn, the carrots, the lettuce.  Almost everything that you eat today in the way of vegetables, unless you have it proven absolutely organic, has been fiddled with genetically.  So now God is going to undo all of that and it’s going to be the best.  It’s going to be the finest.  He’s going to restore all of these things. 

“He sent forth His commandment upon earth…”, because it needs to be healed and He’s going to heal it and raise it back up.  “…His word runneth very swiftly.”  Yes it does.  All He has to do is speak it and it’s so.  “He giveth snow like wool: He scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.  He casteth forth His ice like morsels: who can stand before His cold?”  And that’s showing that we need the seasons.  “He sendeth out His word, and melteth them: He causeth His wind to blow, and  the waters flow.  He sheweth His word unto Jacob, His statures and His judgments unto Israel.”  And we’ll talk about that a little bit later on.  What are we going to teach the people?  “He hath not dwelt so with any nation…”  Now I want you to think about how absolutely true and fantastic that is.  Even the physical nations of Israel, He has not dealt with any other nation like them.  “…And as for His judgments, they have not know them.”  No, before God called them.  “Praise ye the LORD” (vs. 15-20).  So they’re going to learn that. 

Now, let’s look at another scripture here showing in the New Testament, now because Israel was long gone in captivity, Paul shows that it’s to the Jew first, then to the Gentile.  And we’re going to teach not only the Jews, not only Israel, but also the Gentile.  Now let’s pick it up here in Romans 1:16.  He says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ…”  And brethren we ought not be ashamed of the gospel of Christ today.  Now in this world of ultra-liberalism, and get-along and go-along, and I’m ok and you’re ok, and now that the deviancy has been dumbed down so much that you can’t even speak against sin lest it become a hate crime.  That’s amazing, see.  If we begin to give in to the pressures from the world to change the gospel of Jesus Christ, what are we in effect saying?  We’re ashamed of the gospel of Christ.  Paul wasn’t.  Yes, it cost his life.  It may cost our lives but we should never be ashamed of the gospel of Christ “…for it is the power of God unto salvation…” And that’s what we’re going to be teaching because remember the first thing that Jesus said, “Repent and believe the gospel of the Kingdom of God.”  And that’s going to be the message that we’re going to teach.  “…To everyone that believeth; to the Jew first [so it is to the Jew, to Israel], and also to the Greek [to the Gentile or to the nations].”  And God literally carries that out with absolutely without a doubt.

Now let’s come to Revelation 7.  While we’re turning there let’s just rehearse.  When they began to preach the gospel it was at Jerusalem and it was to the Jews first.  And it was not until we come to the historical account in Acts 10 that Peter was sent to Cornelius to bring the gospel to the Gentiles.  So it was to the Jew first.  Paul in all of his preachings went into the synagogue of the Jews first.  And if they rejected Christ, which most of them did, he went to the Gentiles afterwards.

Now here in Revelation 7 let’s see precisely the fulfillment of the word of God.  Revelation 7:4, “And I heard the number of them which were sealed…” Now this is back into the tribulation but I want to bring out a point and prove it here.  “…I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”  And the Jews today, so they can claim all the promises of Israel, say, Israel was absorbed into all the Gentile nations so they’re only Gentiles.  But God says in Amos 9 that He would filter Israel through different nations and not lose one grain.  So it is not true. 

But nevertheless, at that time, that blindness and deception and self-righteousness of Judaism will be taken away, and of those that are the physical descendants of the tribe of Judah, first.  Notice verse 5, “Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand.”  And then it lists all the rest of them.  So there you have it, to the Jew first.

Now let’s see this once again in Zechariah 12 where there is a prophecy of this that happened right there in Revelation 7.  Go back to Zechariah 12, and again it shows that He is going to save Judah first.  So it’s Judah and Israel.  But what’s going to happen, they will be saved first but then almost immediately after, the rest of the ten tribes will be will be saved.  So it’s going to be nearly simultaneous but the very first choice is with Judah. 

Now let’s pick it up here Zechariah 12:7. “The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David…”  Now let’s understand what the house of David is.  There are two factors concerning the house of David.  Number one is the king line which comes down from David, which then was transferred over between Zarah and Pharez.  The breach was healed by Jeremiah when he took the princess to marry into the line of Zarah after Pharez was rejected.  The house of David comes down to the kingship of what we call England today.  So there is the house of David there.  The other aspect of it is this: in Acts 15 James calls the Church the tabernacle of David.   So there is also an aspect of it to be spiritually applied. 

Now let’s continue on here.  “…And the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.  In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God…”  So there is an application, the house of David, the tabernacle of David being the Church of God, now being resurrected in spirit beings serving the world.  “…As the angel of the Lord before them” (Zech. 12:7-8).  So that’s quite a thing isn’t it? 

All right now, let’s continue on.  I don’t know about you but I’m getting excited about this.  I tell you the Feast of Tabernacles is one of the great things for understanding the plan of God.  And I’m so happy that we can get together and every year be together and fellowship and especially considering that we have been so scattered and we have been laboring under difficult situations for many, many years.  But God is going to change that.  But first we have to become converted.  First we’ve really got to learn and grow and know and understand God’s plan. 

Now let’s, since we’re in Zechariah, let’s come to chapter 8 and let’s begin in verse 3, and let’s see how things then will expand from there on into all the world.  “Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem…” So Christ will be here on the earth dwelling on the earth.  “…And Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.”  Now you tie that in with Isaiah 2 were it says that many nations shall go and say, “Come let us go up to the mountain of the house of the LORD and He will teach us of His ways, and He will show us the paths in which we are to walk.  For out of Jerusalem shall the law of the LORD go forth.”  (Isa. 2:3, paraphrased)  So we have it right here.  The “…city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.”  Now you compare that with the holy mountain, so called, in Tibet.  The holy mountain, so called, of Greece where they had their pagan worship.  With the so-called, holy city of Rome, built on seven hills, the counterfeit of God’s way.  See God is going to undo all of this.  This world is so twisted and turned upside down that it’s going to have to really learn.  And it’s going to be an educational process and we’re going to be the ones to show them.  Now think on that.

Now right now as you look at yourself and you look at your frailties and you look at your human nature and you look at your striving and overcoming that you’re having to do, and you’re thinking “Well how’s this going to be?”  Well, it’s going to be because you’ll be resurrected.   You’ll have a new body, you’ll have a new mind.  You’ll be given added spirit of the Holy Spirit of God because what we have now is only an earnest, a down payment until the redemption of the purchased possession, you see.  So it’s going to be something.  We’re going to have, oh it’s going to be really something that we’re going to be doing. 

Here verse 4, “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women [so they’re going to live a long life] dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.  And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof” (vs. 4-5).  And there will be no predators seeking to take them and abuse them and pedophile them, and all the evil things that we have today.  There will be no gangs.  There will be no block bullies.  There will be no Mafia.  There will be none of that, see.  It’s going to be something.  And they’re not going to play games, as we’ll see a little later on, of cowboys and Indians.  And they’re not going to play games of shoot-em-up.  They’re not going to play games of Star Wars.  They’re going to play decent and good and fulfilling games.

Verse 6, “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it not also be marvellous in Mine eyes?”  God will take joy in that, won’t He?…”  Yes, you bet.  “…Saith the LORD of hosts.  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save My people from the east country, and from the west country; And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness” (vs. 6-8). 

Now let’s continue on right here in verse 9.  “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.”  Now He’s referring back to the building of the temple during the days of Haggai.  But what we need to understand here as brethren as we read this, since Christ has laid the foundation of the Church and He is the foundation and we build on that, what we need to do is be strong in the LORD.  Don’t deal with weak hands, don’t deal with feeble ways.  Be strong in the Lord.  Ask God to help you to grow in grace and knowledge.  Apply all of those things that we have learned with the “heart-mind connection”, and the heart of David and the mind of Christ, and really grow in the stature and measure and the fullness of Jesus Christ.  Now is the time to do that.

Let’s continue on here, verse 10.  “for before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I sent all men every one against his neighbour.   But Now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.  For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.  And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing…” (vs. 10-13).

Now let’s see how things are going to be.  Let’s come to the book of Micah since we’re dealing here in the Minor Prophets, let’s come to Micah.  Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, here we go, Micah.  Micah 4:1, this then brings us up to the time of the millennium, what is happening, and so forth.  “But in the last days it shall come to pass…”  Now this is almost identical with the prophecy given to Isaiah.  Now Isaiah and Micah didn’t copy each other but their ministry overlapped.  And so God gave it twice.  He wants us to really learn the message and understand it.  “…That the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.  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.  And He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nations shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (Micah 4:1-3). 

Now what is that going to be like?  Can you imagine a human society with no war, no criminals, no thievery, no cheating, no sorrow, no sickness, none of those things.  And look at how the politicians today strive to make us think we’re going to receive that from them.  When that happens and people look to it in the way that they do, then what they’re actually doing they are committing idolatry because they’re looking for men to provide it, which only God can provide.  And since men don’t want to, then God has a very unique way of handling things before He sends Christ to return in power in little eeny teeny viruses that men cannot figure out how to heal.  So you see, think of what this society is going to be like.  No more war, no more violence.  None of this at all what so ever. 

What’s going to happen, there’s going to be a land reform like you have never seen.  And it’s going to be a true land reform.  Notice verse 4.  “But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree…” Meaning that he’s going to have his own house.  Meaning that he is going to produce his own food.  And one of the keys to a prosperous society is a cheap and plentiful food supply.  And there will be the abundance of it during the millennium.  So every one is going to have his vine and his fig tree.  “…And none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.”  Now that’s something to contemplate, isn’t it?

Verse 5, “For all people will walk every one in the name of his god…” Now that doesn’t mean that because Christ gives us a new name, and because we are the sons of God and we will be as He is, for when Christ returns we will see Him as He is.  This does not mean by any means that it’s going to usurp the worship of God the Father and Jesus Christ.  Though it just means they are going to know who the one that God is, that God has appointed to be the king or priest, and teacher in whatever place that they are.  They’re going to know that.  “…And we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.”  And so God is going to reign over them all.  It’s going to be quite a thing. 

Now let’s see something else here that’s going to happen.  Let’s go to Isaiah 4.  Now then, when there is war who are the conscripts in war?  Men.  Because of all the battles that take place, because of all the death and destruction that comes because of the war, because of the power of God intervening to destroy their armies what’s going to happen?  There are going to be a disproportionate number of women.  So in the beginning generation of the millennium God is going to solve that problem.  Now let’s see how He’s going to do it.  Now some people may not like this.  It is a little controversial but let’s just read it here in Isaiah 4 and read it for what it is. 

“In that day seven women shall take hold of one man…” Now is this in the word of God?  Yes.  They are going to need a husband.  They are going to need a man.  And God needs to rebalance the population between men and women.  And this is the only way that it can be done.  Now after that generation I’m sure that it will be one man-one woman in marriage, but in order to practically balance the population difficulty and to even out the number of men and women to develop the whole generation beginning with the millennium this is going to have to happen.

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Now I know there are going to be some people who are going to object to that.  And this does not give license to go out and have many wives today.  We are not living in the same circumstances, so this is the way that God is going to balance it out.  “…Seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.”  Now you’ll have to say this will end Women’s Lib, cold cot for sure. Over and done.  But it’s going into usher in the era of love, where there will be love between man and woman in the right and proper way.  And not just in the physical aspect of it, but with the Spirit of God.  “In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious…”  When is this?  In the beginning of the millennium.  “…And the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel” (Isaiah 4:1-2).

“And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that, remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy [now that’s referring directly to us], even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:” Then for all the rest of Israel, “When the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.”  So all the tribulation and everyone is going through is going to have an effect.  They’re going to see that none of these things worked.  “And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense.  And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain” (vs. 3-6).  And so that’s another aspect of what’s going to happen in the millennium.

Now let’s go to Psalm 128.  Let’s see what else is going to be happening.  Let’s see how it’s going to be.  And this is going to be the whole goal, right here, of all the teaching that we will have.  “Bless is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in His ways.”  We’re going to teach that.  Walking in the ways of the Lord.  And how many times have we gone through and shown that God’s way is a way of life.  It is not a religion, and so we’re going to teach them all the ways of the Lord.  “For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.  Thy wife shall be a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house…” And so the man who has seven wives, he’s going to have a lot of children.  And it’s going to balance out the whole population.  And it’s going to be marvelous and beautiful.  There will be plenty of work, plenty of food, plenty of clothing, plenty of everything for the blessing of God is just going to drop down like you won’t believe it.  It’s going to be unreal.  It’ll be real but I mean from our perspective today it’s hard for us to really grasp that.  “…Thy children like olive plants round about thy table.  Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.  The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.  Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel” (Psa. 1-6).  And that ties right back in with what we saw there in Zechariah 12 in saving Judah first, and the children in the streets.

Now let’s come to Isaiah 12, and here’s what we’re going to be teaching and doing.  This is something.  You know, you get some of these little chapters…now Isaiah 12 is only six verses long, but notice how this fits into the millennial teachings that are going to take place when Christ is on the earth and we’re kings and priests working with Christ. 

“And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though Thou wast angry with me, Thine anger is turned away, and Thou comfortedst me.  Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength…”  And for all the sacred-namers, that’s the proper pronunciation of it.  If you don’t have the booklets that we have “Debunking the Sacred-Namers Myths”, be sure and write in for that.  “…JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation.  Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation”  Now notice how this is speaking  here.  Now notice God’s Holy Spirit is likened unto rivers of living water.  Now here they’re likened unto wells of salvation, showing how salvation is going to be a deep salvation then.  They’re going to know the deep things of God.  It’s going to be a marvelous time, brethren.  “…The wells of salvation” (Isa. 12:1-3).  Now you stop and think about that, how profound that is going to be.

“And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted.  Sing unto the LORD; for He hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.”  So it’s just going to spread everywhere.  It is going to be just a great and fantastic time.  “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee” (vs. 4-6).  And whenever we do the teaching, whenever we do the preaching we are going to show this to all those under our care. 

Now let’s see that we are going to be called a nation of priests, meaning a nation of kings and priests.  Let’s go to 1 Peter 2 and let’s see how Peter calls us that.  And that is going to be our job.  We are going to be teaching.  We are going to be training.  We are going to be showing the way of God.  Let’s read it right here, 1 Peter 2:9. “But ye are a chosen generation…”  Brethren I want you to understand it.  God has chosen you.  And I want you to really grasp it from the point of view of this: don’t let any man steal your crown.  Remember Jesus warned the Philadelphians, “Let no man take your crown.”  Don’t do it.  You have built that.  You uplift that.  You draw closer to God because He has chosen you.  “…A chosen generation, a royal priesthood [meaning kings and priests], an holy nation [and when we’re resurrected from the dead we will be that holy nation], a peculiar people…” Yes, to the world now.  But to the world then, not only will be peculiar, we will be unique because we will have the same existence as God.  Think on that.  And we will be able to manifest ourselves and teach the people.  “…That ye should shew forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light” (1 Peter 2:9).  And so that’s what we are going to be showing and teaching.

“Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy” (vs. 10).  And you see because of all of the experiences that we have gone through, whatever trials and difficulties it may have been, don’t you think that we’re going to be able to help those people recover from the difficulties that they have gone through, to show them, to teach them, to encourage them, to show them the grace of God.  To show them the love of God.  To show them the laws and commandments of God.  We’re going to do that.

Let’s come back here to Isaiah 30, and it’s going to be something when that takes place.  God is not going to go away off anywhere.  He’s going to be right in Jerusalem.  Jesus Christ will be right there.  There will be a continuous stream of activity between Jerusalem and all the countries of the world ruled over by the kings and the priests of God and all the teachers under them.  There will be those who will rule over nations.  There will be those who will rule over cities.  There will be those… and how that’s all that will break down, there will be those who are resurrected to help them, to serve them so that they can grow in greater responsibility.  Look, we’re going to grow in greater responsibility during the millennium, don’t you think that, to understand that?  The millennium then, with all the people coming into the kingdom of God is just going to expand the base, and expand the base, and expand the base, and it’s going to be something.  It is going to go on forever.  Of the increase of His government there shall be no end.  And we are the firstfruits, the firstborn to be right in on that ground floor of teaching it.  Now think of that, brethren.   That’s why we keep the Feast of Tabernacles.  That’s why we study the word of God.  That’s why we do the things that we do.  It’s going to be amazing.

Now here, Isaiah 30:18.  “And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him.”  We’re also going to teach the people in the millennium how to wait for God.  And how we can help them do that.  “For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when He shall hear it, He will answer thee” (Isa. 30:18-19).  Now at that time there are going to be a lot of prayers answered very quickly, very instantly.  It’s not going to be as today.  We will see, we will know.  They will see, they will know.  It’s going to be something else.

Now verse 20 indicates that there will be a few trials coming along.  “And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction…” Now that is certainly different than war, certainly different than martyrdom, certainly different than death.  But there still will be the bread of adversity because there has to be something to overcome, and the water of affliction.  So it’s not going to be the kind of trials and difficulties that we go through today.  “…Yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers [they’re going to see us and we’re going to teach them]: and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (vs. 20-21).  Now someone said, “That’s kind of dictatorial, isn’t it?  They’re right there right behind you.”  Well, let’s look at it this way, it’s going to prevent everything that is going to lead to sin.  Now, also a lot of this is going to be instruction on the Sabbath days.  And then as they grow in grace and grow in knowledge, which is going to cover the earth as the seas cover the earth, and as they grow in trust and faith and understanding of God then these times are going to be less and less, because they’re going to want to walk in God’s ways.  And so that’s exactly what’s going to happen there.  That’s going to be quite a day, and be able to do that, and so forth.

It says, “Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver…” They’re going to destroy all their idols.  One of the works we’re going to make them do so they’re going to learn the lesson.  Number one, they’re going to understand that Christ is King and ruling in Jerusalem.  Number two, they’re going to understand that we’re part of the God family and we’ve been assigned to have the government over these people wherever it’s going to be, in the nations, or cities, or towns and villages, whatever it’s going to be.  And we are going to make them, as part of their repentance, to go out and get their “…graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth…” Now that’s what God thinks of those things.  And yet today the Catholic Church has the audacity to remove the second commandment from the Ten Commandments of God and have idols everywhere and teach idolatry to everyone, as well as all the other religions of the world.   So instead of, when we look out and we see, “Oh, look at all these idols and everything…” It’s going to be entirely different.  We’re going to teach the people, “Now, you are going to destroy these idols, aren’t you?  You are going to melt down this silver, and melt down this gold, and it shall be no more.  Now furthermore, we’re going to help teach you so your mind can be cleansed from visualizing these images, and you shall not teach your children anything about them.”  Now I tell you what, “…thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence” (vs. 22).  Just like Jesus said of Satan.

“Then shall He give the rain of thy seed…”  See they’ve got to get rid of the idolatry first.  “…That thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.  The oxen likewise and the your asses that ear the ground shall eat clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.  And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.  Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of His people, and healeth the stroke of their wound” (vs. 23-26).   Again blending into the time when God brings them out of captivity.  But this is going to really be a time, isn’t it?   Yes, and of course the greatest idolatry to get rid of is in the mind.  We’re going to help get rid of that.

Now let’s see what we’re going to teach.  Let’s just take an example.  Let’s come over here to Leviticus 19, and I think you’re going to be surprised.  Now all of those of you who have been subjected in the past in the religion, whatever church you belonged to, that the Old Testament is to be done away and thrown away.  Now what I’m going to do here is read to you out of Leviticus 19 and I want you to understand something very profound here.  This is New Testament doctrine in the book of Leviticus.  And you will see, if you have a center margin, that many of these things are referred to throughout the whole New Testament.  You need to understand that. 

Leviticus 19:1, “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy…” Now isn’t that what we’re going to teach the people?  Yes.  Peter said back there in 1 Peter 1, “Be holy because I am holy.”  That’s a quote right from here, as we will see.  “…For I the LORD your God am holy.”  Brethren that’s New Testament doctrine.  “Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father [fifth commandment, correct?], and keep My sabbaths: I am the LORD your God” (Lev. 19:1-3).  The fourth commandment, correct?  Are we going to teach the fourth commandment?  Oh, absolutely.  Everyone’s going to keep the Sabbath.  No doubt about it.

“Turn ye not unto idols…”  And I just read where we’re going to make them destroy all their idols, right?  Yes, turn not to your idols.  “…Nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.  And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD…” (vs. 4-5).  Now this is referring to when they had animal sacrifices.  If Christ is on the earth surely we’re not going to have animal sacrifices for sin offerings.  Perhaps maybe we will have animal sacrifices for the feasts, in that case for eating, but not in a way that they’re going to be taken to an altar and part go to the Levites, and so forth.  The Levites are just going to be physical teachers.  We are going to be the priests.  We’re going to be the kings.  We’re going to be the one’s doing that so the Levites work is going to be greatly diminished.

Now let’s come down here to verse 9.  “And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.  And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.”  Well in that day there’s going to be so much left over there won’t be any poor in the land.  So it’s going to be totally different.  “I am the LORD your God.”

Now verse 11.  “Ye shall not steal…” Are we going to teach that in the millennium?  No doubt about it.  “…Neither deal falsely…” We’re going to have just scales and balances.  We’ll have easy to read, simple to understand contracts where a yes is yes and a no is no.  You know, like on some ballots, or in some States today if you vote No, that means a Yes.  And if you vote Yes, that means a No.  And they deliberately have it that way to confuse it so then they can bring it around the way that they want and accomplish what they want.  “…Neither deal falsely…neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God…”  No more swearing and cursing.  How bout that?   “I am the LORD.  Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall no abide with thee all night until the morning.”  You’re going to get paid on time.  “Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblinegblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD” (vs. 11-14).  Well, in that day God is going to remove all blindness from everyone.  God is going to take that all away.

“Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment…” Now two years ago for the Feast of Tabernacles I did two days, I think it was day 4 and 5, on judge righteous judgment.  Now if you don’t have the audios on that and the “Judge Righteous Judgment” study paper that goes with it, by all means get it.  We will judge righteous judgment.  We will be the judges.  So that’s something.  You understand that, ok?  “…Thou shalt not respect the person of the poor [because the poor can sin just as the rich], nor honour the person of the mighty [it doesn’t matter who he is, or what he is, no favoritism]: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.” (vs. 15).

Verse 16, “Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people…” So we’re eliminate that too.  We will have better things to talk about than gossip about people.  Now that’s going to be such a revolutionary thing, isn’t it?  I mean you stop and think about that.  This is going to eliminate almost all of the [laughter] coffee-clutch 10 a.m. chatter.  It’s going to end.  No more talebearing.  Can you imagine a society where that doesn’t exist.  Hey, the news people today could not get along.  They’re the ones who start a lot of it.  “…Neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the LORD.  Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart…” And we’re going to teach them the love of God, the love of the brethren, everything that is going to be there.  That is going to be awesome to do brethren.  That’s the most important job for us to learn and understand now.  That’s why it’s so important that we have a fellowship, a relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ now.  That we truly love Them with our whole heart, and mind, and soul, and being.  And our neighbour as ourself, and the brethren as Christ has loved us.  Let’s see in this feast if we can love the brethren as Christ has loved us, and learn to really get along, and to put aside all the petty little carnal, selfish little picky little self-centered vanity little doctrines that so may people have upset so many people for so long that we just need to put an end to it. 

Now some time ago I had a call from a man who said, “Well, you remember me, I wrote a paper on your Passover book and I showed you that such and such needed to be corrected.”  And I said, “Yes.”  And it did need to be corrected.  It should not read that Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us, as it is in the King James.  Then by the way that’s a past tense “is”.  But should read Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.  So I told him, “Yes, I did remember that and I did correct it.”  And he says, “Well, you know all days begin at sunrise, don’t you?”  And I said, “This conversation is ended.”  Bang!  We don’t have to put up with foolish doctrine.  We want to do what is right, but we don’t have to be jerked around emotionally, physically, mentally by people with all their own little pet doctrines.  And that also falls in the category of going up and down among the people as a talebearer.  Cause if you’re bringing a false doctrine it’s a tale and you’re bearing a tale.  Ok? 

“…Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour and not suffer sin upon him” (vs. 17).  Now that’s what we’re going to be doing and teaching.  And isn’t it going to be a thing, that in love and truth and understanding there isn’t going to allow sin upon him.

Now verse 18, everybody hear and listen to this.  “Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the LORD.”  And didn’t Paul sum up in Romans 13, and Galatians 5 that the whole law is summarized in this saying: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”?  Yes.  And this is what we’re going to teach, brethren.

Now much more is going to be added to that.  You stop and think about it.  If God gave us this book for this time, and these words are eternal and true and righteous, think what God is going to add to this when the knowledge of God covers the earth as the seas cover the earth.  It is going to be awesome.  Because what He’s going to do, He’s going to take the basics that are right here, the eternal truths that are in the Bible, and He is going to expand that in such a way that it is going to be to the praise and the glory of God and Jesus Christ and we are going to be teaching it.  And all the people will know that. 

We’re going to teach them then how to be saved, how to live, how to grow in grace and knowledge.  We are going to show them that when they come to the end of their life, which we will see tomorrow, that they can be changed from flesh to spirit.  It’s not going to be like we are today.  If there’s a funeral it’s because we know that person is accursed and they’re awaiting the lake of fire.  To be resurrected for the lake of fire for the final judgment upon them.  But can you imagine what’s going to happen, the coming out party, as it were.  [Laughter]  You come to the end of your life, instead of dying and going into the grave you’re going to be changed from flesh to spirit.  That’s what we’re going to teach them.  Just like when Christ returns, those who are dead will rise first and we which are alive shall be caught up in the air to meet Him in the air for the meeting with the Lord, and we shall be changed in the moment, in the twinkling of an eye.  So if a person has grown and overcome, and loved God, and lived righteously, and shown that all of these things through his love, through his faith, through the works that he has, he’ll be qualified for the kingdom of God.  Be born right into the kingdom of God. 

Now let’s continue on a little bit more here in Leviticus 19.  “Ye shall keep My statutes.”  We’ll teach them all the statutes of God.  “Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind…” We’re going to undo all this genetic engineering and it’s going to be handled right.  “…Thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed [it can be all done right]: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee” (vs. 19).  And then it shows all the other things that will be here.  There will be no more adultery and fornication.  That will be stopped.  No more illegitimate children.  No more single mothers after the first generation.  No, you see.   

Let’s understand something in this world.  God designed it that every man should have his wife, and every woman should have her husband.  Now those who reject that, with the feminist movement that we have today, can never get away from that principle because every single woman out there in the world who despises God, who will not marry, who rears children out of wedlock, is married to the government.  So one way or the other all of this single feminist pride, they are still married, whether they like it or not.  It’s going to be far better for every woman to have her own husband and every man to have his own wife.  That’s what it’s going to be in the millennium.  No more of this women’s lib thing as we have it here. 

Now then, all the rest of it here concerning this, there are things which affect this world today.  We won’t have any demonism then, there will be no more tarot cards, there will be no more palm reading.  There will be no more demonic spirits.  There will be no more diviners of time and all of that sort of thing.  We’re going to teach them God’s way.

Now let’s come here to the book of Isaiah, and let’s see how this continues here.  Now let’s come to Isaiah 32:15.  Now it talks about all the punishment that has come upon because of the sins of Israel, that He’s going to lift it, here beginning verse 15.  “Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high…” God is going to pour out His Spirit upon all people.  “…And the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.  Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.  And the work of righteousness shall be peace…” (Isa. 32:15-17)  Now remember, of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end.  And it’s all going to be done in the righteousness of God. 

Now notice, “…the work of righteousness shall be peace…” And that’s what we are going to do.  Our work during the millennium will be a work of righteousness and there will be peace.  Now notice how this multiplies.   “…And the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever” (vs. 17).  Now quietness implies everything.  No more turmoil, no more upset, no more mental disease, no more terror, none of these things.  Peace and quietness.  And assurance.  No more fear, but full confidence.

Verse 18, “And My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places…” Because it says there, as we read to begin, “And His rest shall be glorious…” And it’s going to be glorious.  “When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; and the city shall be low in a low place.  Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass” (vs. 18-20).  Now this then spiritually speaking ties in with the wells of salvation. 

Now let’s end by going to Psalm 1, because it talks about the righteous, and it talks about the waters.  And this is what we are going to do.  We are going to teach…now, I don’t know how God has recorded history.  But I’m sure that He has a record of all the events that mankind on this earth, somehow.  I mean, if we can put many of them on video, which we’re even watching here, don’t you think that God has got them stored somewhere.  And don’t you think that we can use those as teaching things and tools and aids to show why sin does not pay.  Yes, indeed.  And here’s what we’re going to teach in the millennium.

Psalm 1:1, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly [and the ungodly are going to be removed], nor standeth in the way of sinners [they’re going to be standing in the way of God and righteousness], nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”  They’re not going to be scorning.  They’re going to be believing.  And notice what is going to happen.  “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth he meditate day and night” (Psa. 1:1-2).  And that’s what we are going to teach.  That’s why it’s important that we learn today to have the heart of David and the mind of Christ.  That we meditate on God’s way day and night.

Now notice what’s going to happen spiritually.  This will happen to you now so you can prepare and qualify to be a king and priest, and teacher and ruler in the millennium,  “And He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water…” Of course we already talked about the wells of salvation and the rivers that God is going to give.  “…That bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither…” No, they will enter into eternal life, and the same way with us.  Our fruit will remain.  “…And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper” (vs. 3).  And that’s what we’re going to teach.     

And also verse 4.  “The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.”  There will be sinners, but they will be removed.  “Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish” (vs. 4-6).   So in spite of all that is taught and done, in the final analysis still all through the millennium, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life unto righteousness forever and ever.

So brethren, this will be part of our responsibility during the millennium and let’s be busy and be preparing as much as we can now while we have peace, while we have time, while we can be together, let’s learn, let’s grow, let’s study and overcome, and let’s live and apply these things together now during the Feast of Tabernacles.

 

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