Advent, eternal life, prophecy and revelation are topics, today.  For Christian believers, it is as though one speaking among the divine persons said to the others with him in heaven, “I go to repair a place for you,” and to those becoming reconciled to Deity upon the earth, “I go to prepare a place for you.”  Jesus Christ is that person within the fullness of divinity (we say, the GODhead) that is preparing a dwelling place for those created beings and living creatures who will exist as immortal, incorruptible life companions to the Risen Lord within the eternal kingdom of GOD.  As portrayed for us in the life events where a son obtains the inheritance as firstborn, joint-heirs with the Son of GOD receive a double portion from the estate of the Father that we are first to apply in completing his “unfinished business” that may include canceling debts, fulfilling promises, and providing closure.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Sherry” (Level 1 with 3 points, a member since July 19, 2007) posted the following:

 

Why did Jesus say He was coming back ?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.  Behold, I come quickly:  hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out:  and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God:  and I will write upon him my new name.  (Revelation 3:  10-12, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Cross and Mankind (05/13/2016); Heirs of The Cross? (04/01/2016); Priesthood and The Cross (03/20/2016); Believing In The Cross? (03/04/2016); Waiting For His Appearing (02/09/2016); A Promise of Return (01/15/2016); Becoming Ripe for Harvest? (07/03/2015)

 

“Sherry”, many mature Christian believers trust that divinity operated through the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to put forth all things that exist.  Included are created beings and living creatures, their spheres of life (e.g., heaven, earth, the universe), provisions for their duration and life process (e.g., birth, aging, growth, maturity) as well as sacred law to be the platform for all divine order.  The revelation of GOD whereby divinity is made knowable and known to the living involves multiple displays and works that may only be performed by Deity, who is a spirit.  For the living to correctly understand, the workings of GOD must be gradual, in chronological sequence, and visible in accordance with the finite frameworks of time and space.  For example, forgiveness and atonement for sin, rebirth through baptism, Incarnation (divinity using flesh and human form to appear upon the earth), resurrection of the dead, and sanctification have been carried out along with imparting spirit content from the makeup of GOD (we say, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth).  The Creator has continued to communicate, exchange, and interact with the created through utterance (we say, proclamation, promise, and prophecy).  The death of Jesus upon the cross was only one aspect of his larger work as High Priest in heaven.  In addition to completing the ministry of atonement and cleansing the place of GOD (we say, the Temple of heaven) that has been defiled by the sins of the living, Christ will conclude ongoing judgment of his disciples and followers, prepare to harvest his who are “ripe” from the earth, finish building New Jerusalem, determine allotments for his followers to dwell there, and prepare for resurrection and judgment of the wicked.  Consider how some of this appears stated in the language of the Bible:

(1.)   John 14:  1-3, King James Version (KJV):  1 Let not your heart be troubled:  ye believe in God, believe also in me.  2 In my Father’s house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

(2.)   2nd Corinthians 5:  1-5, KJV:  1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.  2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:  3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened:  not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.  5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.

(3.)  Romans 8:  22-24, KJV:  22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.  23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.  24 For we are saved by hope:  but hope that is seen is not hope:  for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

There is far more that could be said, must be carefully examined, and spiritually understood.  (For example (4.)  1st Thessalonians 4:  14-18, KJV:  14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God:  and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air:  and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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