February 18, 2020

. . . . . . "The Good News" That IS "The Hope of Heaven"! . . . . . .

"For The Hope which IS laid up for you in Heaven, which you first heard in 
The Word of TRUTH that IS The Good News”! (Colossians 1:5)

“The Hope of Heaven” IS Good News indeed!

There IS a 'biblical' translation that has been called “The Good News”.

But what of The Good News(The Gospel)?

What was the promise of The Good News that The Messiah preached?

The promise of The Good News for the Jews and “the lost sheep of Israel”, which The Messiah preached was: "The Kingdom Of GOD(In Heaven!) IS At Hand"! And what was the promise of “The Good News” which Paul preached unto the heathens(gentiles) after Our FATHER and GOD “raised The Messiah from among the dead”? (Acts 13:30Matthew 3:12; 4:17; 10:7, Mark 1:15, Luke 10:9; 21:31)

The promise of The Good News was, "those who are not Jews(gentiles/heathens) will share with the Jews in GOD's blessing for they will belong to the same body, and they will share together in the promise that GOD made in The Messiah. And by GOD's special gift of Grace, given to me(Paul) through HIS power, I became a servant to tell this Good News.” (Ephesians 3:6)

And The Good News of The Promise!

“The Kingdom Of GOD(In Heaven!) IS At Hand!” 
(Matthew 3:12; 10:7, Mark 1:15, Luke 10:9; 21:31)

So A Lively, Living Hope Of Heaven IS! 

When Paul began his ministry, after GOD had “raised up The Messiah from among the dead”, he testified that “believers were translated into The Kingdom Of GOD'S Beloved Son”, "The Body of The Messiah"! (Colossians 1:13, I Corinthians 12:27)

And “The Good News” after the destruction of the natural, earthly, temporal temple realm centered in old jerusalem?


It was as Paul testified! For at that time of The END of the old covenant age, that which was "decaying and waxing old" DID "vanish away" with the destruction of the natural, earthly, temporal temple realm centered in old jerusalem. It was then "The Messiah delivered up The Kingdom unto Our FATHER and GOD so that HE might be ALL IN ALL once again", just as Paul had prophesied! (Hebrews 8:13, I Corinthians 15:24-28)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/06/and-then-end-will-come-matthew-2414.html

Thankfully believers then had, and believers !NOW! have a Living, Lively Hope of Heaven!

All Thanks And Praise Be Unto Our FATHER and GOD!

So why do so many still believe that “The Kingdom(Heaven) of Our FATHER and GOD” IS yet to come?

And liken unto Pilate, why do they yet question, "What IS TRUTH"?

Pilate asked The Messiah that question after The Messiah testified, "You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness unto The TRUTH! Everyone that IS of The TRUTH hears My voice"! (John 18:38, II Thessalonians 2:10-13)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html

Do you hear The Messiah’s voice?

The Messiah previously had testified, "The Words that I speak are not My Words”, and “I have not spoken of Myself; but The FATHER WHO sent Me, HE gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.” (John 3:34; 14:10, 12:49)

And The Messiah testified to His disciples, "As GOD sent Me so send I you"! (John 20:21)

So, "What IS TRUTH"?

Simply, The Messiah bore witness unto The TRUTH as He revealed "The Way, The TRUTH, and The Life", both in His Teachings and His Life example! And IT IS needful to REALize that The Messiah received both His Life and His Teachings from Our FATHER and GOD, and that He testified "I can do nothing of My own self....... (John 14:6; 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24)

And The TRUTH of "The Good News" promise?

"The Kingdom Of GOD(In Heaven!) IS AT HAND"!

A Living, Lively, "Hope Of Heaven"!

Now when The Messiah was raised from among the dead and ascended into Heaven He was given His rightful place at the right hand of Our FATHER and GOD, and "all power was given Him(by Our FATHER  and GOD!) in Heaven and earth?" "The Kingdom of GOD's Dear Son Had "Come"! And The Faithful
(The Body of The Messiah!)  yet on earth "were translated into The Kingdom of GOD’s Beloved Son"! (Mark 16:19, Matthew 28:18, Colossians 1:13, I Corinthians 15:24-28; 12:27) 

"Giving thanks unto The FATHER, WHO has made us able to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in Light! HE WHO has delivered us from the power of darkness, and HAS translated us into The Kingdom of HIS Beloved Son!" (Colossians 1:12-13)

ALL Thanks And Praise Be Unto Our FATHER and GOD! (John 20:17)

And once again: Paul testified of the time when The Messiah "would deliver up The Kingdom unto Our FATHER and GOD and The Messiah would be subject unto HIM once again"!

(I Corinthians 15:24) "Then the END(Of the old covenant age!) comes, when The Messiah shall have delivered up The Kingdom to GOD, even The FATHER; when The Messiah shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For The Messiah must reign(After He was resurrected!), till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed IS death! For GOD has put all things under The Messiah's feet. But when GOD said, all things are put under The Messiah, IT IS manifest that HE(GOD) IS excepted, WHO did put all things under The Messiah!

And when all things shall be subdued unto The Messiah, then shall The Son also Himself be subject unto GOD, HE WHO put all things under Him, so that GOD may be ALL in ALL"! (I Corinthians 15:24-28)

“Then the END comes, when The Messiah shall have delivered up The Kingdom to GOD, even The FATHER…….”! (I Corinthians 15:24)

Question IS, “The END of what?”

Paul testified, "In that GOD said a New Covenant HE has made the first covenant old. Now that which IS decaying and waxing old IS ready to vanish away”. (Hebrews 8:13)

That which was "decaying, waxing old and was ready to vanish away" was the old, earthly “covenant of laws”! And “The END” of the old covenant age DID COME when the natural, earthly, temporal temple realm centered in old jerusalem DID "decay, wax old and vanish away" when old jerusalem was destroyed!

The natural, earthly, temporal temple realm was no more!

Yet The New Covenant WAS and IS!


ALL Thanks And Praise Be Unto Our FATHER and GOD! (Psalms 79:13)

So believers were, and are, exhorted to "Set your affections on things above(That which IS Heavenly and of The SPIRIT!), not things of the earth"! (Colossians 3:2)

And “be not of those souls whose end IS destruction, those whose god IS their belly and whose glory IS in their shame, because they mind earthly things.” (Philippians 3:19)

Now why such exhortations?

TRUTH IS! A "Born Again" believers “citizenship(Life) IS in Heaven"! (John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23, Philippians 3:20)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html

And prior to the destruction of jerusalem, those "Born Again" souls were "translated into The Kingdom of GOD’s Beloved Son(The Body of The Messiah!)" on earth....... (Colossians 1:13, I Corinthians 12;27)

So they also had A Living, Lively Hope of Heaven!

(II Corinthians 4:18, 5:1-9)  So IT IS, “They did not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, for things seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are Eternal.

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.

For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which IS from Heaven: 

If it be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 

For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of Life. 

Now HE that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing IS GOD, WHO also has given unto us the earnest of The Spirit. 

Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from The Lord: (For we walk by Faith, not by sight!)

We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord!

Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him"!
(II Corinthians 4:18, 5:1-9)

The Kingdom of GOD’s Beloved Son HAD Come and believers were translated into The Kingdom! (Colossians 1:13)

And ”The END” of the old, earthly covenant was At Hand, for it was “decaying, waxing old”, and would soon “vanish away”! (Hebrew 8:13)

And IT DID "decay, wax old and vanish away"! 

ALL Thanks and Praise Be To Our FATHER and GOD! (Psalms 79:13)

For when the natural, earthly, temporal temple reign centered in old jerusalem was destroyed "The END(Of the old covenant age!)" DID COME! It was then that The Messiah delivered up The Kingdom unto Our FATHER and GOD! And The Heavenly, Spiritual Kingdom of GOD WAS, and always WILL BE....... (I Corinthians 15:24)

"THY Kingdom" DID "Come"!

"The Kingdom of Our FATHER and GOD in Heaven" WAS and IS!


(Luke 21:5-33) "And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, The Messiah said, As for these things which you behold, the days will come, in which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked Him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?

And He said, Take heed that you are not deceived: for many shall come in My name, saying, I am messiah; and the time draws near: do not go after them. But when you shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass, but The End IS NOT by and by.

Then said He unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 

And they shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what you will answer: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And you shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. 

And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. But there SHALL NOT A HAIR OF YOUR HEAD PERISH. In your patience possess your souls.

And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof IS at hand. Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter therein. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the heathen, until the times of the heathens are fulfilled. 

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of Heaven shall be shaken. 

And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with Power and Great Glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up YOUR heads, for YOUR redemption draws near.

And He spoke a parable to them; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot forth, you see and know of your own selves that summer IS NOW close at hand. So likewise YOU, when YOU see these things come to pass, YOU know that The Kingdom of GOD(In Heaven!) IS close at hand. 

Truly I say unto YOU, THIS GENERATION(Those The Messiah was speaking to, not some future generation!) SHALL NOT PASS AWAY, TILL ALL BE FULFILLED." (Luke 21:5-33)

Simply, The Messiah testified, "Truly I tell you, THERE ARE SOME STANDING HERE(THOSE THE MESSIAH WAS SPEAKING TO!) WHO WILL NOT TASTE OF DEATH until they see The Kingdom of GOD come with Power." (Mark 9:1)

And The Messiah testified, "Truly I say unto YOU, that this generation shall not pass, till ALL these things be done." (Mark 13:30) 

"Truly I say unto YOU, This generation shall not pass, till ALL these things be fulfilled."(Matthew 24:34) (The word "YOU" in the above testimonies referred to the generation of those whom The Messiah was speaking to at that time, not two thousand, or so, years later!)

Once again: With the destruction of the earthly, natural, temporal realm centered in old jerusalem, that "which was decaying and waxing old" DID "vanish away"! (Hebrews 8:13)

The Kingdom no longer had a physical presence, in a precise location on the earth, The Kingdom of GOD was now WHOLLY of The SPIRIT and Heavenly! The END of the Old, earthly temporal temple realm WAS! 

"THY Kingdom" HAD "Come" indeed! And believers were, and are !NOW! translated into The Kingdom of Our FATHER and GOD! So IT IS, those "Born Again son's(naturally male or 'fe'male) of GOD" yet on earth choose to remain but "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth", indeed and TRUTH! (Luke 11:2, John 3:3,7, Hebrews 11:13, I Peter 2:11; 1:23)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html

Yes, "Aliens and pilgrims while on the earth"!

With A Living, Lively Hope of Heaven!

And so IT IS believers were and are exhorted to “love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, for all that IS in the world, the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life IS NOT of Our FATHER, but IS of the world”! (I John 2:15-16)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/love-not-world.html

Thankfully those Truly "Born Again" of "The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT" brethren(naturally male or 'fe'male) of The Messiah REALize that our “citizenship(Life) IS !NOW! in Heaven", and that “whoever would be a friend of this world IS the enemy of Our FATHER and GOD”! (John 3:3,7, I Peter 1-23, Philippians 3:20, James 4:4)

And The Messiah testified that “the works of the world were evil!” (John 7:7)

And John testified, “the WHOLE world IS under the control of the evil one!” (I John 5:19; 2:15-17)

And The Messiah, Paul, John and James testified of an "evil world"! (John 7:7, Galatians 1:4, I John 5:19, James 4:4)

And Paul? what was his desire?

Paul testified, "I am in a strait between the two, for I have a desire to depart, and to be with The Messiah, which IS far better. Nevertheless to abide in the flesh IS more needful for all of you. And having that confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and Joy of Faith." (Philippians 1:23-25)

And Paul testified, "WE WHICH ARE ALIVE and remain SHALL BE CAUGHT UP together with them in the clouds to meet The Messiah in the air, and so shall WE ever be with The Messiah." (I Thessalonians 4:17:18)

And again Paul testified, "I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And GOD WILL DELIVER ME FROM EVERY EVIL WORK, AND WILL PRESERVE ME UNTO HIS Heavenly Kingdom, unto WHOM be Glory for ever and ever…. Amen(It IS so, so be it)!” (II Timothy 4:17-18)

i believe that Paul was alive and taken up "in the clouds to meet The Messiah in the air" when the natural, earthly, temporal temple realm centered in old jerusalem was destroyed(It made no difference where Paul and others might have been on earth when The Messiah "came in the clouds and believers were taken up")(Acts 1:4-11, I Thessalonians 4: 16-18) 

And at that time of “the END" of that old covenant Age, The Messiah delivered up The Kingdom unto Our FATHER and GOD, and subjected Himself unto HIM once again, just as Paul had prophesied!

"Then comes the end(Of the old covenant age!), when The Messiah will deliver up The Kingdom unto GOD, even Our FATHER, for He will have put down all rule, authority, and power"!

Thankfully that which was "decaying and waxing old DID vanish away" with the destruction of the natural, earthly, temporal temple realm centered in old jerusalem! (I Corinthians 15:24, Hebrews 8:13)

The New Covenant WAS and IS!


So The Hope of Heaven IS Alive!

All Thanks And Praise Be Unto Our FATHER and GOD!

And The Messiah had testified, "Behold, I COME QUICKLY! Hold that fast which YOU have, that no man take YOUR crown." (Revelations 3:11) 

“Behold, I COME QUICKLY! Blessed IS he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book." (Revelations 22:7) 

"Behold, I COME QUICKLY! My reward IS with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be." (Revelations 22:12)

And Paul testified: "YET A LITTLE WHILE, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry." (Hebrews 10:37)

And John testified: "He Who testifies concerning these things said to me, "Surely I am COMING QUICKLY"! Amen.. Even so, come Messiah Immanuel(Yahshua{Joshua in today's english})!" (Revelations 22:20)

The Messiah "came in the clouds" at "The END" of the old covenant(Age) when the natural, earthly, temporal temple realm centered in old jerusalem was destroyed! That which was "decaying and waxing old" DID "vanish away"! (I Thessalonians 4:17, Hebrews 8:13)

So IT IS that today The Faithful desire to be taken Home, 
for a "place has been prepared for us"! (John 14:2-3)

Home! Home at last!

"The Good News" That IS "The Hope of Heaven"!

So The Faithful eagerly await their final transformation, "caterpillar to butterfly",  "corruptible to incorruptible", indeed and TRUTH.......

For we have a Lively, Living Hope Of Heaven, and such a Hope gave us the strength, courage and conviction to evermore take heed unto The Call of The Only True GOD to:

"Come Out of her(babel/'con'fusion/babylon\world\religion), MY people"! (Revelations 18:4)

And so IT IS we have our portion !NOW!, with The Messiah, in The Family of "Our FATHER and GOD", "of WHOM the whole Family in Heaven and ON EARTH IS named!" (Ephesians 3:15, Galatians 6:10)

And NEW "Jerusalem which IS above IS free, and IS !NOW! The Mother of us all(Son's{naturally male or 'fe'male} of Our FATHER and GOD)"! (Galatians 4:26)

So IT IS the "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth" REJOICE! (Hebrews 11:13, I Peter 2:11)


Yet while on this earth, the "Born Again" son's(naturally male or 'fe'male) of Our FATHER and GOD evermore REALize how "poor and in need" of HIM we Truly are, and liken unto The Messiah we also declare, "i can do nothing of my own self"! (John 3:3, I Peter 1:23, Psalms 70:5; 72:13, John 5:19,30; 8:28-29)

So IT IS we "cry unto Our FATHER and GOD day and night"! (Luke 18:7)

Evermore sounding and resounding a Declaration of Dependence:

HE DID!       and HE does.......


So Thankfully "The Peace that surpasses ALL understanding" IS! In spite of the dis-eases(No-peace, lies, destruction, perversion, .etc.!) that are of this evil world and/or religion's way in these last days (Except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)! For TRUTH IS “the WHOLE(Not just a portion!) world IS under the control of the evil one"! (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 1:27; 4:4)

Yet, Peace IS! And The Hope of Heaven IS REALized by those souls who have "received a love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved", and then were "Born Again" of The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT that IS "Our FATHER and GOD"....... (Colossians 1:5, II Thessalonians 2:10-13, John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23, John 20:17)

ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(ELOHIM, TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE,,,, ALL IN ALL That Which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)

HalleluYAH!       !.......FOREVER.......!


elderchild said...

While considering all things concerning the time The Messiah "came in the clouds" the following question was manifest, "Why is it that the multiudes believe the pagan catholic/christian lies, yet do not, and will not believe The Messiah when He testified, "I Come Quickly"?

It has been said that if you tell a lie often enough over a long enough period of time, people will believe the lie. And worse yet they will reject Truth because it is liken unto a foreign language to them in their deluded state ;-(

Yet while there is breath(spirit) there is hope!

For Miracles do happen.......

Hope is there would be those who experience The Miracle that is receiving "the love of The Truth".

Father Help! and HE does.......

Toyin O. said...

Nice post, thanks for sharing.

elderchild said...

And i thank Our Father for the encouraging words.

elderchild said...

Our Father, HE yet communes with HIS children.

Father Help! and HE does.......