Hope of Israel
Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
Your Incredible Destiny!
What Is The Supreme Purpose Behind Human Existence?
Why Did YEHOVAH God Create YOU?
YEHOVAH God intends to place His people Israel, made immortal, spirit sons of YEHOVAH God, over everything He has made -- "everything there is!" Paul says, "Nothing is left out." Do you understand that? Do you comprehend it? NOTHING IS LEFT OUT! Consider what that means! Can your mind begin to capture just a faint glimmer of the dazzling future that beckons to the true Israelite follower of Yeshua the Messiah? Can you begin to see how GREAT and AWESOME is our future calling and destiny?
by HOIM Staff
A Pre-Flood Population Explosion
As pre-Adamic mankind multiplied, and "men began to multiply on the face of the earth" (Genesis 6:1), YEHOVAH God "saw that the wickedness of [Adamic] man was great in the land, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (v. 5). YEHOVAH became sorry He had created the line of Adam; ''and He was grieved in His heart" to see what they were doing to themselves (v. 6). He decided to wipe out the Adamic line and to begin again, with the family of Noah who "was a just man, [racially] perfect in his generations" (v. 9).
Probably just about everybody has heard the story of Noah's Ark, and how a great flood came upon the earth, destroying all of the line of Adam. Only Noah and his family survived the deluge, secreted away in the Ark.
After the flood, YEHOVAH God gave Noah and his descendants a new law, regarding the establishment of human government. YEHOVAH told him, "And murder is forbidden. Man-killing animals must die, and any man who murders shall be killed; for to kill a man is to kill one made like God. Yes, have many children, and repopulate the earth and subdue it" (Genesis 9:4-7).
Thus YEHOVAH God enacted the DEATH PENALTY -- the beginning of "capital punishment." All murderers were to forfeit their own life. Truly, YEHOVAH's law is perfectly just. There were no exceptions or excuses, such as "diminished capacity," or pleas of "insanity" as a defense. The law of YEHOVAH God was simple, straightforward, and plain to all.
Nimrod The First Tyrant
Not long after the Flood, however, Noah's descendants began going their own way once again. This time the rebellion against YEHOVAH God was led by a human tyrant, the arch-apostate known as Nimrod. Very little is said about Nimrod in the Scriptures. We read in Genesis 10:8, "One of the descendants of Cush was Nimrod, who became the first of the kings. He was a mighty hunter, blessed of God [or, more correctly, as the margin shows: "a mighty hunter against the LORD'], and his name became proverbial. People would speak of someone as being 'like Nimrod -- a mighty hunter...The heart of his empire included Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar. From there he extended his reign to Assyria. He built Nineveh, Rehoboth-Ir, Calah, and Resen (which is located between Nineveh and Calah), the main city of the empire'' (Genesis 10: 8-12).
Nimrod was the first empire-builder! He was the first tyrant! He set about to carve out for himself a mighty kingdom, and then extended that kingdom by intrigue, conspiracy, seduction, craft, and when necessary, force of arms, like every major empire builder and aggressor since him.
The name Nimrod comes from the Hebrew Morad and means literally, "To rebel.'' Nimrod was the first to out-and-out rebel against YEHOVAH God after the Flood. Whereas his father Cush had secretly rebelled against YEHOVAH, and worshipped idols, and made himself a "god," Nimrod's rebellion was our in the open, brazen, obvious, as he held YEHOVAH God in great contempt. He was proud and arrogant, and worshipped only himself, the "mighty hunter." The Hebrew construction of his name also means, "We will rebel," or, '"Come, let us rebel. " He was the one who instigated rebellion against the authority and government of YEHOVAH God on this side of the Flood!
He was the one who established human government, the human nation-state system, human Empire!
How many history texts realize and teach this fact of history? How many of this world's scholars know this profound truth? Very few, indeed!
Nimrod came among the people as a "hero." Because of his prowess as a hunter, he delivered people from the threat of wild animals and attacks from ferocious beasts of prey. The Judahite historian Josephus of the first century tells us. "Nimrod persuaded mankind not to ascribe their happiness to God, but to think that his own excellency was the source of it. And he soon changed things into a tyranny, thinking there was no other way to wean men From the fear of God, than by making them rely upon his own power."
The Targum of Jonathan says: "From the foundation of the world none was ever found like Nimrod, powerful in hunting, and in rebellions against the LORD."
The Jerusalem Targum adds: "He was powerful in hunting and in wickedness before the LORD, for he was a hunter of the sons of men, and he said to them, 'Depart from the judgment of the LORD, and adhere to the judgment of Nimrod!' Therefore is it said: 'As Nimrod (is) the strong one, strong in hunting, and in wickedness before the LORD.'''
The Chaldee paraphrase of I Chronicles 1:10 says: "Cush begat Nimrod, who began to prevail in wickedness, for he shed innocent blood, and rebelled against Jehovah."
Nimrod was the founder of Babylon, or "Babel." Thus he was the founder of this world's human governmental system which has dominated the earth ever since that time!
Why don't scholars admit this? Why don't they want you to know it? Why don't world leaders want you to know the true source of their governmental authority and power?
The whole system of government which flourishes around the world today is not of YEHOVAH God! However, despite that profound truth, nevertheless, YEHOVAH allows it to exist! It could not exist unless the divine YEHOVAH allowed and permitted it to be.
Who was it who inspired Nimrod to rebel? Did he merely do it on his own? Who was it who seduced Eve, and tempted her to eat the forbidden fruit? Satan the devil! And he is also the one who tempted Nimrod, and planted in his mind the idea of becoming a royal tyrant, and leading mankind away from the government of YEHOVAH God Almighty ! Therefore, Satan the devil is the author of this world's human governments! They all serve and obey him, either knowingly, or unknowingly. They are under his sway, his influence, his power.
Says the Companion Bible: "We cannot fail to see, in Nimrod, Satan's first attempt to raise up a human universal ruler of men. There have been many subsequent attempts, such as Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander, Napoleon, and others. He will finally succeed in the person of the Antichrist" (Appendix 28).
Satan -- The Ruler of This World
Satan is still the invisible ruler of this "present, evil world" (Galatians 1:4). The apostle Paul wrote that Satan, "whose minds [he] has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them" (II Corinthians 4:4).
John wrote in the book of Revelation, "This great Dragon -- the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world..." (Revelation 12:9).
Paul also spoke of Satan as "the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience..." (Ephesians 2:2).
The fact that Satan is in control, and still exercises rulership over the governments of the earth, is illustrated by Yeshua's encounter with him during the temptation of the Messiah. We read in the book of Matthew, "Next Satan took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him the nations of the world and all their glory. 'I'll give it all to you,' he said, 'if you will only kneel and worship me.'
" Away with you, Satan," the Messiah told him. "For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and him only you shall serve'" (Matthew 4:8-10).
At that command, the devil slunk away, defeated. But notice! He still had authority over all the world's nations. Yeshua did not deny it. But he rebuked the devil. quoting the Scriptures!
Yeshua the Messiah qualified to replace Satan. But the time for him to replace the devil had not yet come. Yeshua told Pilate, the Roman governor, just before he was crucified: "My kingdom is not of this world. If my were of this world, my servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now my Kingdom is not from here'' -- or, "from this time,'' as other translations show.
"Pilate therefore said to him, 'Are you not a king then?'
" Jesus answered, 'You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have came into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice' " (John 18:36-37).
Yeshua was born to be a King!
At the birth of the Messiah, the angels announced: "Very soon now, you will become pregnant and have a baby boy, and you are to name him 'Jesus.' He shall be very great and shall be called the Son of God. And the LORD God shall give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he shall reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom shall never end!" (Luke 1:31-33).
The Gospel Message
Few understand it, but the good news of the gospel that Yeshua the Messiah brought isn't just the message that the sins of Israel can be forgiven, or that we of Israel can be saved. It is far more than that! It isn't just that Yeshua died to pay the penalty of our sins. It is far more than that!
What is the message -- the gospel -- Yeshua brought? In the book of Mark we read: "Here begins the wonderful story (the good news, or gospel) of Jesus the Messiah, the Son of god" (Mark 1:1).
Now drop down to verses 14-15: "Jesus went to Galilee to preach God's Good News. 'At last the time has come!' he announced. 'God's Kingdom is near! Turn from your sins and act on this glorious news!"
Yeshua preached the gospel, or good news, of the coming of YEHOVAH God's Kingdom to his brethren of Israel!
In the gospel of Matthew we read, further: "Jesus traveled around through all the cities and villages of that area, teaching in the Jewish synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom "(Matthew 9:35).
Yeshua prophesied that this same message would be preached to all of Israel , just before his second appearance and that of YEHOVAH God Himself! He told his disciples as they were gathered on the Mount of Olives: "And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world [of Israel], so that all nations [of Israel] will hear it, and then, finally, the end will come" (Matthew 24:14).
Why is it so many preach a gospel about the Messiah and emphasize his person, but neglect the message he himself brought -- the good news of the coming Kingdom of YEHOVAH God! Why is it so many concentrate on lessons or stories and parables about the Messiah's first appearance, when we are living in the generation immediately preceding his second appearance and the glorious return of YEHOVAH God!
Yeshua himself said, "When everything is ready, then I will come and get you" (John 14:2-3).
Yeshua the Messiah will return in OUR GENERATION! He is going to come once again -- probably within OUR LIFETIME!
You can bank on it!
What will happen when he comes?
YEHOVAH God and His Messiah Will Rule
Yeshua told his disciples, "And then at last the signal of MY COMING will appear in the heavens and there will be deep mourning ail around the earth. And the nations of the world will see me arrive in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And I shall send forth my angels with the sound of a mighty trumpet blast, and they shall gather my chosen ones from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven" (Matthew 24:30-31).
Yeshua said, in Matthew 25: "But when I, the Messiah, shall come in my glory and all the angels with me, then I shall sit upon my throne of glory. And all the nations shall be gathered before me. And I will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and place the sheep at my right hand, and the goats at my left" (Matthew 25:31-32).
The apostle Paul wrote to the Israelite Thessalonians about this tremendous event. He told them, "I can tell you this directly from the LORD: that we who are still living when the LORD returns will not rise to meet Him ahead of those who are in their graves. For the LORD Himself will come down from heaven with a mighty shout and with the soul-stirring cry of the archangel and the great trumpet-call of God. And the believers [of Israel] who are dead will be the first to rise to meet the LORD. Then we [of Israel] who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air and remain with Him forever" (I Thessalonians 4:15-17).
When will Yeshua return? The apostle John tells us it will be at the seventh trumpet blast.
Notice, now! "For just then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting down from heaven. 'The kingdom of this world now belongs to our LORD [YEHOVAH], and to His Christ, and HE [YEHOVAH GOD] SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER.'
"And the twenty-four Elders sitting on their thrones before God threw themselves down in worship, saying, 'We give thanks, LORD God Almighty, who is and was, for now you have assumed your great power and have begun to reign. The nations were angry with you, but now it is your turn to be angry with them. It is time to judge the dead, and reward your servants -- prophets and people alike, all who fear your Name, both great and small -- and to destroy those who have caused destruction upon the earth' " (Revelation 11:15-18).
Consider these truly awesome events that are shortly to unfold!
A vivid description of the powerful returning YEHOVAH God is given by John in the 19th chapter of Revelation. Notice it!
"Then I saw heaven opened and white horse standing there, and the one sitting on the horse was named 'Faithful and True -- the one who justly punishes and makes war. His eyes were like flames, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on his forehead, and only he knew its meaning. He was clothed with garments dipped in blood, and his title was 'The Word of God.' The armies of heaven, dressed in finest linen, white and clean, followed him on white horses.
"In his mouth he held a sharp sword to strike down the nations; he RULED them with an iron grip; and he trod the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God. On his robe and thigh was written this title: 'King of kings and Lord of lords' " (Rev. 19:11-16).
This scene pictures YEHOVAH God returning to rule this earth. He will first of all punish all the nations that refuse His government. The nations of the world will not welcome YEHOVAH God with open arms. They will fight Him!
John wrote: "These miracle-working demons conferred with all the rulers of the world to gather them for battle against the LORD on that great coming Judgment Day of God Almighty. . . . And they gathered all the armies of the world near a place called, in Hebrew, Armageddon -- the Mountain of Megiddo" (Revelation 16:14, 16).
Among those fighting YEHOVAH God, and leading the forces of the world's combined armies, from every nation under the sun, will be the Islamic hordes and contingents from around the earth.
But you need to understand that YEHOVAH God and His Messiah are coming SOON! YEHOVAH is returning to this earth to be its KING! He will rule over all nations! Those that rebel against Him will be broken to shivers, like a clay pot smashed with an iron rod into millions of fragments. The Messiah will rule over Israel under Him and be His High Priest!
David foretold this astounding event! He said:
"What fools the nations are to rage against the LORD! How strange that men should try to outwit YEHOVAH God! For a summit conference of the nations has been called to plot against the LORD and his Messiah, Christ the King. 'Come, let us break his chains,' they say, 'and free ourselves from all this slavery to God.'
"But God in heaven merely laughs! He is amused by all their puny plans. And then in fierce fury he rebukes them and fills them with fear.
"For the LORD declares. 'This is the King of my choice, and I have enthroned him in Jerusalem, my holy city.
"His chosen one replies, 'I will reveal the everlasting purposes of God, for the LORD has said to me, 'You are my Son. This is your Coronation Day. Today I am giving you your glory.' Only ask, and I will give you all the nations of the world. Rule them with an iron rod; smash them like clay pots!"
David continues this amazing Psalm:
"O kings and rulers of the earth, listen while there is time. Serve the LORD with reverent fear; rejoice with trembling. Fall down before his Son and kiss his Feet before his anger is roused and you perish. I am warning you -- his wrath will soon begin. But oh, the joys of those who put their trust in him!" (Psalm 2:1-12).
This same event is described in Psalm 83. Notice what else YEHOVAH God reveals to us: "Come, they say, and let us wipe out Israel as a nation -- we will destroy the very memory of her existence." David continues: "O my God, blow them away like dust; like chaff before the wind -- as a forest fire that roars across a mountain. Chase them with your fiery storms, tempests and tornadoes. Utterly disgrace them until they recognize your power and name, O LORD. Make them failures in everything they do; let them be ashamed and terrified until they learn that you alone, Jehovah are the God above all gods in supreme charge of all the earth" (vs. 4, 13-18).
Here is the whole issue nailed down! Who is going to RULE? Who is going to govern the earth? Will it be the governments of mankind, with the sinister influence of Satan the devil? Will it be Satan, who doesn't want to be deposed as leader and "god" of this present world? Or will it be YEHOVAH God and His Messiah?
YEHOVAH God is going to replace Satan the devil and all his human governments on the earth. YEHOVAH God Himself is going to rule over the nations. He will put down, quash, all rebellion.
But in the meantime, you can come under His government right now. For only if you obey Him and keep His commandments can you rule in the world tomorrow!
Choose This Day
The apostle Paul declared, "Don't you realize that you can choose your own master? You can choose sin (with death) or else obedience (with acquittal). The one to whom you offer yourself -- he will take you and be your master and you will be his slave. Thank YEHOVAH God that though you once chose to be slaves of sin, now you have obeyed with all your heart the teaching to which YEHOVAH has committed you. And now you are free from your old master, sin; and you have become slaves to your new master, righteousness.
"I speak this way, using the illustration of slaves and masters, because it is easy to understand: just as you used to be slaves to all kinds of sin, so now you must let yourselves be slaves to all that is right and holy.
"In those days when you were slaves of sin you didn't bother much with goodness. And what was the result? Evidently not good, since you are ashamed now even to think about those things you used to do, for all of them end in eternal doom. But now you are free from the power of sin and are slaves of God, and his benefits to you include holiness and everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom. 6:16-23).
YEHOVAH's message has come to you. You have been reading ii with your own eyes. You have been receiving it as you read these words.
Now the question is: What will you do with it?
YEHOVAH God commands you: "I call heaven and earth to witness against you that today I have set before you life or death, blessing or curse. Oh, that you would choose life; that you and your children might live! Choose to love the LORD your God and to obey Him and to cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days. You will then be able to live safely in the land the LORD promised your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob" (Deuteronomy 30:19-20).
YEHOVAH God thunders to you through the voice of His prophet, Elijah: "How long are you going to waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!" (I Kings 18:21).
You must CHOOSE!
Why Learn to Rule?
All life, when you stop to analyze it, is a matter of learning how to rule. Each one of us, for example, must learn how to rule over our own selves -- our desires, ambitions, appetites, and the pulls of human nature. We must learn how to make wise decisions which will work our for the best for everybody concerned. We must learn how to overcome selfishness, and the base appetites of the flesh.
Why is this so?
The simple answer, in a nutshell, is that YEHOVAH God has called those of us of Israel to rule! Yeshua promises, "To every one who overcomes -- who to the very end keeps on doing things that please me -- I will give power over the nations. You will rule them with a rod of iron just as my Father gave me the authority to rule them; they will be shattered like a pot of clay that is broken into tiny pieces. And I will give you the Morning Star!" (Revelation 2:26-27).
The apostle John writes about the calling of true Israelite Christians: "And you have fathered them into a kingdom and made them priests of our God; they shall reign upon the earth "(Revelation 5:10).
In the 20th chapter, John writes: "Then I saw thrones, and sitting on them were those who had been given the right to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus, for proclaiming the Word of God, and who had not worshipped the Creature or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They had come to life again and now they reigned with Christ for a thousand years" (Revelation 20:4).
YEHOVAH's promise to the saints of Israel is rulership -- positions of glory and majesty and power over the nations -- in the Kingdom of YEHOVAH God. Daniel explains it: "Then every nation under heaven, and all their power, shall be given to the people of God; they shall RULE ALL THINGS FOREVER, and all rulers shall serve and obey them" (Daniel 7:27).
At the beginning, when the Messiah returns, the saints will rule under him and YEHOVAH God, over all the nations of the earth, for one thousand years -- commonly referred to as the Millennium. Each one will be given a position and great authority, in accordance with what he or she has done in this life -- that is, we of Israel will be rewarded according to our works, our efforts, our overcoming, to the degree that we overcome human nature and learn to follow and obey YEHOVAH God and the Messiah!
This rulership will begin with the earth itself. But that is only the beginning! In due time our power and authority will extend throughout the entire Universe itself -- all YEHOVAH God's Creation!
The apostle Paul writes,
"Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the GLORY he will give us later. For all creation is waiting patiently and hopefully for that future day when God will resurrect his children" (Romans 8:18).
"For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts, and tells us that we [of Israel] really are God's children. And since we are his children, we will share his treasures -- for all God gives to his Son Jesus is now ours too. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering" (verses 16-17).
As the King James authorized Version has it, we are "JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST" We will inherit the same things Yeshua himself will inherit. And what is that?
Paul wrote to the Hebrews: "But now in these days He [YEHOVAH God the Father] has spoken to us through His Son to whom He has given EVERYTHING..." (Hebrews 1:2).
The Moffatt translation has this verse: "but in these days at the end he has spoken to us by a Son -- a Son whom he has appointed heir of the universe "!
Our Awesome Destiny
Can your mind begin to capture just a faint glimmer of the dazzling future that beckons to the true follower of Yeshua the Messiah? Can you begin to see how GREAT and AWESOME is the future calling and destiny of YEHOVAH's people Israel?
This fact is re-emphasized in chapter 2 of the book of Hebrews. We read the amazing statement: "For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels" (Hebrews 2:5). No, for in the book of Psalms David says to YEHOVAH God, "What is mere man [of Israel] that you are so concerned about him?...For though you made him lower than the angels far a little while, now you have crowned him with glory and honor. And you have put him in COMPLETE CHARGE OF EVERYTHING THERE IS. NOTHING is left out."
"We have not yet seen all of this take place, but we do see Jesus -- who for awhile was a little lower than the angels [like us!] -- crowned now by God with glory and honor because he suffered death for us" (Hebrews 2:5-9).
YEHOVAH God intends to place His people Israel, made immortal, spirit sons of YEHOVAH God, over everything He has made -- "everything there is!" Paul says, "Nothing is left out." Do you understand that? Do you comprehend it? NOTHING IS LEFT OUT! Consider what that means!
Scientists estimate there are billions of galaxies of stars in the heavens, containing billions of stars in each one. Very likely billions upon billions of these stars have solar systems and planets circling about them!
How vast is the Universe? Scientists haven't even begun to find the edges of Creation. They can only speculate and conjecture about the horizons of space and the limits of the Universe.
However, YEHOVAH God intends for His people Israel, made into His own immortal spirit Sons, by the resurrection -- to rule with Him forever over all the vast, overwhelming Creation!
We will then be like Yeshua the Messiah, our elder brother. Today his face shines like the sun in its strength. He is the second member of the God Family, after the Father, John saw a vision of Yeshua in his glorious state, and described him thus: "His hair was white as wool or snow, and his eyes penetrated like flames of fire. His feet gleamed like burnished bronze, and his voice thundered like the waves against the shore. He held seven stars in his right hand and a sharp, double-bladed sword in his mouth, and his face shone like the power of the sun in unclouded brilliance" (Revelation 1:16).
Today Yeshua radiates glory and power and strength! But now, notice what else John writes:
"See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us [of Israel] to be called his children -- think of it -- and we really are! But since most people don't know God, naturally they don't understand that we are his children. Yes, dear friends, we are ALREADY God's children, right now, and we can't even imagine what it is going to be like later on. But we do know this, that when he comes WE WILL BE LIKE HIM. as a result of seeing him as he really is. And everyone who really believes this will try to stay pure because Christ is pure" (I John 3:1-3).
Do you grasp the import of that? Do you grasp the tremendous meaning behind those words?
The GOD Family
We will be like Him! We will radiate glory, just as Yeshua the Messiah does! We, also, will be part of the Family of YEHOVAH God! YEHOVAH God intends to have many sons.' That is why He created Adamic man in His own image and likeness! Isn't that amazing?
But we are made out of dust. We are composed of dust. We are nor composed of spirit, as YEHOVAH Himself is. Our lives depend on the breath of the air (Gen.. 2:7). We only have a temporary physical, chemical existence. But when we are born of YEHOVAH God, all that will change! We will then be composed of immortal spirit, like YEHOVAH Himself!
As Paul wrote: "The angels in heaven have bodies far different from ours, and the beauty and the glory of their bodies is different from the beauty and the glory of ours. The sun has one kind of glory while the moon and stars have another kind. And the stars differ from each other in their beauty and brightness.
"In the same way, our earthly bodies which die and decay are different from the bodies we shall have when we come back to life again, for they will never die. The bodies we have now embarrass us for they become sick and die; but they will be full of glory when we come back to life again. Yes, they are weak, dying bodies now, but when we live again they will be full of strength. They are just human bodies at death, but when they come back to life they will be SUPERHUMAN bodies. For just as there are natural, human bodies, there are also supernatural, spiritual bodies" (I Corinthians 15:40-44).
Paul went on:
"First, then, we have these human bodies and later on God gives us spiritual, heavenly bodies. Adam was made from the dust of the earth, but Christ came from heaven above. Every human being has a body just like Adam's, made of dust, but all who become Christ's will have the SAME KIND OF BODY AS HIS -- a body from heaven. Just as each of us now has a body like Adam's. so we shall some day have a body like Christ's."
Consider the magnitude of these words! How exciting, how incredible, how magnificent is our calling and destiny! Your heart should pound with joy at the contemplation of these profound truths of YEHOVAH God!
"I tell you this, my brothers: an earthly body made of flesh and blood cannot get into God's kingdom. These perishable bodies of ours are not the right kind to live forever. But I am telling you this strange and wonderful secret: we shall not all die, but we shall all be given NEW BODIES! It will all happen in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For there will be a trumpet blast from the sky and all the Christians who have died will suddenly become alive, with new bodies that will never, never die; and then we who are still alive shall suddenly have new bodies too. For our earthly bodies, the ones we have now that can die, must be transformed into heavenly bodies that cannot perish but will live forever" (I Corinthians 15:50-53).
To the Philippians, Paul wrote,
"When he [the Messiah] comes back he will take these dying bodies of ours and CHANGE THEM into GLORIOUS BODIES like his own, using the same mighty power that he will use to conquer all else everywhere" (Philippians 3:21).
YEHOVAH God Will Teach Us How To Create
Yeshua gave us a profound truth when he said: "The Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing, and in the same way. For the Father loves the Son, and tells him everything he is doing..." (John 5:19-20).
The Father has taught the Messiah everything that He Himself does!
Even so, when we are like YEHOVAH, we will learn all the creative acts and abilities of the Father. He will teach us the secrets of Creation! He will teach us HOW TO CREATE! He wants us to become just like Himself, in holy, righteous character, and in creative ability!
What does this mean? Have you ever stopped to consider it? Why do you think YEHOVAH God wants us to study the flora and the fauna on the earth? Why do you think YEHOVAH God wants us to study the stars and galaxies of heaven? Someday YEHOVAH wants each one of us to create these very same things!
When we are like YEHOVAH, we will possess creative POWERS that stagger the imagination! We will learn how to create planets, new Life forms, new species, entire kingdoms of plants and animals! We will learn how to create stars and galaxies!
New Galaxies -- New Universe
We will create entire new Universes!
The Father shows us His creation and His handiwork for a purpose! He wants to show us how it is done! But to do this. we must learn to rule wisely, with love and compassion! YEHOVAH doesn't want any mavericks in His Kingdom!
Can you imagine it? As we progress, the Father will tell us "everything he is doing," so that we can do likewise! He will show us how to create NEW UNIVERSES! Thus YEHOVAH's kingdom, and His realm, and His glory and majesty, will EXPAND throughout all Eternity, always growing! YEHOVAH is laying the Foundation, today, for a tremendous expansion in the Kingdom of YEHOVAH God tomorrow!
Truly, today the earth -- tomorrow, the stars!
Today, the present Universe -- tomorrow, entire new Universes!
It boggles the mind. It is so stupendous that we cannot take it all in. Truly, as Paul wrote, "No mere man has ever seen, heard or even imagined what wonderful things God has ready for those who love the LORD" (I Corinthians 2:9). "This plan was hidden in former times, though it was made for our benefit before the world began" (I Corinthians 2:7).
How staggering -- and humbling -- is the great Plan of YEHOVAH God Almighty for His people Israel! This is your potential. This is your calling. But will you make it?
Will you place yourself under YEHOVAH's government -- and therefore under His protection? Will you come out from this wicked world, and following the ways of Satan the devil? Will you begin to obey, and live by, every one of YEHOVAH's laws, and commandments?
Will you obey YEHOVAH God -- and participate in His great calling for you?
The decision is yours.
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