"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). With these majestic words the Lord states the origin of all things. However, He also gives us a key to unlock the door of understanding about the historical Bible books. Even a cursory study of the Bible will result in confusion as well as contradiction among the books if we don't understand the differences. Among other things, the Bible is a record of two great plans or programs of how God deals with mankind. One is the earth program for Israel (Jews) and all Gentile proselytes saved under that program. The other is the heaven program for the Body of Christ which is the church of this day and age. This is the program thru which God is dealing with mankind today and not the earth plan. The Israel or earth program has been interrupted and placed on the shelf for now until the Gentile program is completed and finished in God's time schedule.
Now, since there are two major programs thru which God deals with mankind, it would seem important to know if we are obeying the right program and not the wrong one. Are we obeying the right commission today? The right marching orders? The right gospel? If not, then it will be like the story of a man who was climbing a ladder of success all of his life only to find out that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall!
According to Jewish Prophecy, Israel will live in a peaceful land on a restored earth with her Messiah King the Lord Jesus Christ on the throne of David. He will rule over the the earth from Jerusalem; a theocracy. Only then will peace ever exist on this earth let alone the Mid East.
As I mentioned before, God has interruped His earth program with Israel due to her rejection of the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Messiah. He raised up a new heavenly program for the Gentiles under the apostle Paul. This program is made up of saved Gentiles and Jews placed into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit. This Body is heading for heaven and not earth. "For our citizenship is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ" (Philippians 3:20).
Positionally and spiritually from God's point of view, we are already in heaven now in Christ (Ephesians 2:6). It's a done deal! When Hollywood is through making a movie and it is completed, they say,"It is in the can". That's us folks. We are in the can. We are merely waiting for these earthsuits or bodies to be changed like the Lord's which will be fit for heaven. I'll see you there or in the air!
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