Glorification Information


GLORIFICATION INFORMATION

From time to time some of the same questions are asked by different ones.

It is always better to go ahead and ask a question than to go without the answer. Jesus Christ made our salvation simple and to not have an answer that we feel we need can cause doubt that can spread further to other things.

1.) When we get to heaven, how are we going to communicate with God?

Some short period of time after the flood of Noah’s day people gathered at the Tower of Babel in sinful worship. Until that time everyone spoke the same language.

Gen 11:6  And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Gen 11:7  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
Gen 11:8  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Gen 11:9  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; [because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth].

We still now speak many languages and are of many races. God will change that again one day.

Zep 3:8  Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
Zep 3:9  [For then will I turn to the people a pure language], (that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent).

We will all have a “Pure Language” (that we can call upon the Lord).

Communicating with God will not be a problem!

2.) Is the “wine” of the Bible the same as the “wine” we have in today’s time?

There are many words used for wine in the Bible. Among them are Yayin and Tirosh.

The Bible Says

Pro 23:29  Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
Pro 23:30  They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Pro 23:31  [Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright].
Pro 23:32  At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Pro 23:33  Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
Pro 23:34  Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
Pro 23:35  They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

In verse 31 we can clearly see that God makes a difference between juice and wine. It is juice until “it giveth his colour in the cup and moveth itself aright”.

God says DO NOT EVEN LOOK AT FERMENTED WINE. Anyone that preaches to you that “WINE”, as we know it is OK to drink, IS PREACHING AGAINST GOD’S WORD!

Isa 65:8  Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all.

In this verse in Isaiah, God says there is a blessing in the “Juice” of a cluster of grapes which is the fruit of the labor of the gardener. God then compares that to the servants of God, the Christians (are a blessing) which are the fruit of the labor of the Preaching of God’s Word, versus the lost who will be destroyed.

THERE IS NO BLESSING IN THE WINE, NOR IN THE DRUNK!

3.) What is “Life After Death” explain this?

Everyone has life after death.

*****The Lost.

Luk 16:19  There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
Luk 16:20  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
Luk 16:21  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
Luk 16:22  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
Luk 16:23  And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
Luk 16:24  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Luk 16:25  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
Luk 16:26  And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Luk 16:27  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
Luk 16:28  For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Luk 16:29  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Luk 16:30  And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Luk 16:31  And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

We can clearly see from this passage of scripture that this man went straight to Hell when he died. We can immediately notice, He has all his faculties, and his senses. He thirsts, he is tormented, he thinks, he reasons, he has compassion for his family that is still alive, he prays to Abraham.

There is no water for him and he is in torment. He is in [his life after death] until the white throne judgement. He will spend the time until the “Rapture of the Church” plus one thousand years in “HELL” until that time, and then eternity in the “BURNING LAKE OF FIRE WITH HIS MASTER(who will only be another lost person in Hell with him then) THE DEVIL(SATAN). Satan will be no ruler in Hell. He will be just one of those that are in torment.

*****The Saved.

2Co 5:1  [For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens].
2Co 5:2  For in this we groan, [earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven]:
2Co 5:3  If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
2Co 5:4  For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
2Co 5:5  Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
2Co 5:6  Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, [whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord]:
2Co 5:7  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
2Co 5:8  [We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord].

We can just as readily see that a “Saint” of God goes immediately to Heaven when he or she dies.

The term “Life After Death” is not a term that a Christian should use often.

LIFE AFTER DEATH IS NOT THE SAME AS SALVATION!

4.) Regarding resurrections, WHAT IS THE SECOND RESURRECTION?

The Lord Jesus Christ was the “First Fruit” of the Resurrection of the Church, The Bride of Christ. The “Rapture of the Church will be the “First Resurrection”

1Co 15:47  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1Co 15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; [We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed],
1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Co 15:53  For [this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality].
1Co 15:54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, [Death is swallowed up in victory].
1Co 15:55  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
1Co 15:56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1Co 15:57  But thanks be to God, [which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ].
1Co 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Death is swallowed up in the Victory of Christ Our Lord.

We know of:

a.) The Resurrection of Christ.
b.) The Ascension of Jesus Christ.
c.) The Church Ages of Revelation.
d.) The Dead in Christ.
e.) The Bride of Christ.
f.) The Marriage Supper Of the Lamb.
(with Abraham, Isaac, And Jacob and JESUS)
g.) The Seven Years of Tribulation, (Three and one half, then three and one half [ the “great tribulation”])
h.) The Antichrist.
i.) The False prophet.
j.) The ruins of David.
k.) Meggido.
l.) The Children of Wrath.
m.) The Throne of David.

n.) Then “Lights Out”

o,) The Sky Rolls Back.

p.) THEN KING JESUS WITH THE ARMIES OF HEAVEN(saints).

q.) The Mount of Olives.

r.) THE SECOND RESURRECTION!

Rev 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Rev 20:11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Rev 20:12  And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Rev 20:13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
Rev 20:14  And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Rev 20:15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

s.) THE LOST DEAD!

Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part [in the first resurrection]: (on such the second death hath no power),

5.) When is the “Day Of Atonement”?

The Jews call this YOM KIPPUR.

God wrote these words to the Jews.

Lev 16:29  And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:
Lev 16:30  For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD.
Lev 16:31  It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.

This will correspond with our September or October month.

Lev 16:32  And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest’s office in his father’s stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on the linen clothes, even the holy garments:
Lev 16:33  And he shall make an atonement for the holy sanctuary, and he shall make an atonement for the tabernacle of the congregation, and for the altar, and he shall make an atonement for the priests, and for all the people of the congregation.

*****Now since our High Priest is Jesus Christ:

Heb 9:6  Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
Heb 9:7  But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
Heb 9:8  The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
Heb 9:9  Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
Heb 9:10  Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
Heb 9:11  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Heb 9:12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Heb 9:24  For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Heb 9:25  Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
Heb 9:26  For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Heb 4:14  Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

On the Cross of Calvary, Jesus Christ had these words:

Joh 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, [It is finished]: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

THEN MY DAY OF ATONEMENT WAS THE DAY I GOT SAVED!

6.) ARE THE JEWS STILL GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE?

First we must believe that God keeps His word. God will keep every word and every Covenant He gave to the Jews. God will FULFILL His PROMISES TO THE JEW AND TO THE CHURCH.

The Apostle Paul wrote these words:

Rom 10:1  Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
Rom 10:2  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Rom 10:3  For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, [have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God].

The Jews still have not done this!

Rom 10:12  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Rom 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

All they have to do is call on the Lord Jesus Christ and THEY WILL BE SAVED.

Rom 10:19  But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Rom 10:20  But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
Rom 10:21  But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

They have the same answer as anyone else in this world.

Rom 11:1  I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Those known in Israel now are called Israelies, {not Israelites}.

The Bible says:

Joh 1:11  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Rom 11:5  Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

There will always be a remnant of the Jew that know Jehovah God as Saviour!

The Bible says:

1Pe 2:9  But ye are a [chosen generation], a [royal priesthood], [an holy nation], [a peculiar people]; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 2:10  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.

THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE SAINTS OF GOD(from all walks of life) ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE.

7.) Will the Temple be rebuilt?

Amos wrote in the Old Testament:

Amo 9:10  All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
Amo 9:11  In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:

These words were preached to the Church in the New Testament:

Act 15:14  Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
Act 15:15  And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
Act 15:16  After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
Act 15:17  That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

The Tabernacle of David:

2Sa 7:2  That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

When King David had gotten the Ark of the Lord back to Jerusalem he made a tabernacle for it.

2Sa 6:12  And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
2Sa 6:13  And it was so, that when they that bare the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings.
2Sa 6:14  And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
2Sa 6:15  So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
2Sa 6:16  And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
2Sa 6:17  And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in his place, in the midst of the tabernacle that David had pitched for it: and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Further proof:

1Ch 16:1  So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tent that David had pitched for it: and they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God.
1Ch 16:2  And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.

The Tabernacle of Moses was never brought to Jerusalem:

2Ch 1:3  So Solomon, and all the congregation with him, went to the high place that was at Gibeon; for there was the tabernacle of the congregation of God, which Moses the servant of the LORD had made in the wilderness.
2Ch 1:4  But the ark of God had David brought up from Kirjathjearim to the place which David had prepared for it: for he had pitched a tent for it at Jerusalem.

So even through Solomon’s day the Tabernacle of Moses stayed at Gibeon:

2Ch 1:13  Then Solomon came from his journey to the high place that was at Gibeon to Jerusalem, from before the tabernacle of the congregation, and reigned over Israel.

1Ki 9:1  And it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all Solomon’s desire which he was pleased to do,
1Ki 9:2  That the LORD appeared to Solomon the second time, as he had appeared unto him at Gibeon.
1Ki 9:3  And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

In the book of Acts the words of Stephen:

Act 7:44  Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
Act 7:45  Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
Act 7:46  Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
Act 7:47  But Solomon built him an house.
Act 7:48  [Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet],
Act 7:49  Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

In Amos when we see the (Tabernacle of David then this is a tent that could be raised up over night. Those ruins could be something else entirely.

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Stephen said God will not dwell in Temples made by man.

Paul wrote that the Saint of God is the Temple of God.

Will the Temple be rebuilt? NOT BEFORE THE RAPTURE OF THE SAINTS! MAYBE AFTER THAT. One could be built during the Tribulation period or the Anti-Christ would have no where to sit.

2Th 2:4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; [so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God], shewing himself that he is God.

And also another one possibly during the Millennial reign of Christ.

8.) What are the different “Crowns” in the Bible?

a.) The Soul Winner’s Crown:

1Th 2:19  For what is our hope, or joy, or [crown of rejoicing]? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

b.) The reward for suffering persecution:

Jas 1:12  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the [crown of life], which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Rev 2:10  Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a [crown of life].

c.) For “victory” over the flesh:

1Co 9:24  Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
1Co 9:25  And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible (crown); but [we an incorruptible].

d.) For those that “Love Him” at His appearing:

2Ti 4:7  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
2Ti 4:8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a [crown of righteousness], which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

e.) For those who point the Lost to Christ through the ministry and Preaching:

1Pe 5:1  The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
1Pe 5:2  Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
1Pe 5:3  Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
1Pe 5:4  And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a [crown of glory] that fadeth not away.

In the book of Revelation we read:

Rev 4:4  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.

and then:

Rev 4:10  The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Rev 4:11  Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

HOW MANY OF THESE CROWNS HAVE YOU EARNED?

How many will you earn before the time to do so runs out?

Would you not hate to stand before Jesus and not have crown to toss to His feet?

Amen

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