Monday, November 7, 2011

     We cannot apply physical limitations or laws upon God or the spiritual domain.
     We are human and therefore need physical descriptions so that we can have an understanding of the relationship between things in the spirit realm. We need to think spiritually though in order to get the best understanding that we can. Things in the bible are likened to wheat, weeds, a woman, a holy city, and so forth. Jesus used similes to show what something is like and metaphors to convey an even stronger likeness. To really think ‘out of the box’ we need to… think spiritually.
     Jesus anointed ‘brothers’ are both females and males. 

Really… many of his chosen ones are females. This is a good thing, because only women really know what it is to be a woman in this male dominated world. (Ecclesiastes 8:9) It will be refreshing for them to have true “fellow feeling” from some of these future kings.
( read more about the role of women in the Kingdom, see 
pearl-womenteach.blogspot.com )

For these spiritual "angels" there is neither male nor female.(Galatians 3:28; Matt.22:30; Rev.20:6)

{  Many Bibles translate them as "sons", however remember, (Galatians 3:28) says there is neither male nor female.  

  
 Often it is good to check the original languages and other translations in order to get a more accurate understanding.  
Regardless, it is Holy Spirit which gives us the understanding not our own intelligence.}   
    (Although many of them are females, they are all ‘sons’).  
  (Rom 8:14)  
 New International Version (©1984)
because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.                   
(see here also)
English Standard Version (©2001)
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.


 So then What is the woman in (Rev 12:1)?
     
      This woman is first mentioned in (Gen 3:15). She is also brought up in (Gal 4:26). Here is where we are told what she is from the apostle Paul himself. The apostle Paul says these things stand as an allegory-“symbolic drama”. “These women (Hagar & Sarah) meantwo covenants”. (Gal 4:22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31)

{Jerusalem above… Sarah… she is our mother…they are the children, “seeds”, of this “covenant”}
 (Gal 4:28)  
 Paul is saying Sarah is the "free woman.   Gal 4:28 says they are children belonging to the "promise" the same as Isaac was. Sarah was Isaac's mother. God told Abraham that what will be your seed will be through Isaac.
See article on the "New Covenant”
Also see the article on "The Woman" at:

     Thecovenant” is also the same Womanwe saw in (Gen 3:15) that finally ‘gives birth’ in (Rev 12:1-6, 13-17) to the ‘male child’. (Think spiritually) Remember the woman is not a literal woman. She is a covenant, (a promise). 


The Watchtower Organization says that the woman is a wife  (celestial organization) made up of spirit creatures in heaven.  That is just plain wrong.  

     The birth of the male child is the full number of Jesus and his ‘brothers’, finally sealed, the complete Administration.       (Eph 1:5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
          (Ephesians 1:8 -10)...This he caused to abound toward us in all wisdom and good sense, in that he made known to us the sacred secret of his will.  It is according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself for an ADMINISTRATION at the full limit of the appointed times, namely, to gather all things together again in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things on the earth. Yes in him. 
{Other translations that use “Administration”…and some bible scholar’s notes}:
The New American Standard Bible: (1995) …with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English (2010) …for the administration of the end of time, that all things which are in Heaven and in Earth would be made new again by The Messiah.
Darby Bible Translation …for the administration of the fullness of times; to head up all things in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth;
Weymouth New Testament …for the government of the world when the times are ripe for it--the purpose which He has cherished in His own mind of restoring the whole creation to find its one Head in Christ; yes, things in Heaven and things on earth, to find their one Head in Him.
World English Bible…to an administration of the fullness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, in him;

Barnes’ notes on the Bible:   That in the dispensation - The word rendered here as dispensation," οἰκονομία oikonomia, means properly "the management of household affairs." Then it means stewardship or administration; a dispensation or arrangement of things: a scheme or plan.


Wesley’s notes: That in the dispensation of the fullness of the times - in this last administration of God's fullest grace, which took place when the time appointed was fully come. He might gather together into one in Christ - Might recapitulate, re - unite, and place in order again under Christ, their common Head. All things which are in heaven, and on earth - All angels and men, whether living or dead, in the Lord.


This sacred secret, the complete Administration, is now the means by which God’s purposes will be fulfilled and all things will be made new
(Rev 21:5) 
In fact it is what all creation is in eager expectation of.    (Ro 8:18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23) 
It involves Jesus’ sealed anointed brothers.
They will assist Jesus in gathering all things together again into the Christ. (Eph 1:10)
{Remember, Jesus described the ‘last days’, (the conclusion of this system of things)...as a beginning…these things are a beginning of birth pains}. (This Greek expression literally means “birth pangs”)(Matt 24:3, 8) (Mark 13:8) 
Finally she comes to… full term… and her… birth pains …have reached maximum intensity. (Rev 12:2) The ‘child’, God’s Kingdom governmental administration, comes into existence because of the “Covenant.”
It is this Covenant or Woman that gives birth to God's Kingdom. 
 She is the one going through "Labor Pains".  These Labor Pains are primarily seen spiritually not necessarily physically, although Satan would like to distract the anointed chosen ones and mislead them into thinking it is the physical things seen in his world that they should be focused on.  That would be a mistake on their part.


For a look at the "spiritual signs of Labor Pains see the article:
 pearl-laborpains.blogspot.com/
   and the article on the sign...
 @ pearl-sign.blogspot.com


Once born the child and God’s purpose for it becomes a protected certainty. {The child is "caught away to God", "carried since your birth"}. (Isaiah 46:3) (Rev 12:5) The dragon is ousted from his position of authority because this kingdom is replacing his rule. Revelation says he is cast down from heaven. Already at enmity with this covenant of life and truth, he persecutes her remaining members. (Re 12:17) He tries to drown her or flood out the truth about this covenant, with a river of deception and lies, see (Isa 43:1-13) (Re 12:15) 
(Re 9:2, 3)
She is “fed” (the truth is sustained), by... a  remnant... (Ezekiel 14:22) (Isaiah 41:27; 46:3) 
(Re 12:5)...of anointed and sealed sons of truth …the (“two witnesses”) 
(John 8:17)  (Re 11:3, 4) (Mt 5:14, 16) (Re 12:6) (Zechariah 4:2, 3, 14)
They bear witness about the truth as their master Jesus did. (John 18:37). The dragon goes off to wage war with these remaining ones of her seed. (Rev 12:13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

Jerusalem above (Gal 4:24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31) is the covenant that God made with Jesus for a kingdom.

(Luke 22:29) (Think spiritually) Through that covenant God (Jesus’ father) produced Jesus as the primary seed.  God says that he is the “husbandly owner” (Isa 54:5, 6), who called Israel as if you were a wife”.
Later on in Isaiah 62  God also says this...your sons will take ownership of you as a wife”.  

(Think spiritually)… Jesus agrees to that covenant and takes it now as his wife. His sealed anointed followers are the children (secondary seeds) resulting from that covenant.
Now interestingly you can see in Isaiah 62 that it says "your
Sons"... (Plural) will take ownership of you as a wife. This indicates that Jesus' firstborn sons will also take ownership of the covenant as a wife in order to bring its blessings to earth.
 Isaiah 62:5 Parallel Translations 
(Compare various translation.   Isaiah 62:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (always compare)
NASB:
For as a young man marries a virgin, So your sons will marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So your God will rejoice over you. (NASB ©1995)
GWT:
As a young man marries a woman, so your sons will marry you. As a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you.(GOD'S WORD®)
KJV:
For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
ASV:
For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee; and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
BBE:
For as a young man takes a virgin for his wife, so will your maker be married to you: and as a husband has joy in his bride, so will the Lord your God be glad over you.
DBY:
For as a young man marrieth a virgin, shall thy sons marry thee; and with the joy of the bridegroom over the bride, shall thy God rejoice over thee.
ERV:
For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
JPS:
For as a young man espouseth a virgin, so shall thy sons espouse thee; and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
WBS:
For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so will thy God rejoice over thee.
WEB:
For as a young man marries a virgin, so your sons shall marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you.
YLT:
For a young man doth marry a virgin, Thy Builders do marry thee, With the joy of a bridegroom over a bride, Rejoice over thee doth thy God.

The anointed are “sons” of “Jerusalem above”. (Gal 4:22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28)
Jesus is the “Prince of Peace” and the “princely rule will be upon his shoulder”.
(Isaiah 9:6) and (Daniel 12:1).   

Remember to check different translations:
 Many translations refer to them as "sons", but don't forget... (Galatians 3:28), and (Galatians 4:28).
These are his firstborn sons”  (Re 20:6), the princes; whom he will appoint... in all the earth.
 (Ps 45:16) (Isa 32:1, 2)… See (Hebrews 1:6)…” when again he brings his firstborn into the inhabited earth”.
 Jesus is the Eternal Father of them, as well as everyone who eventually benefits from his sacrifice.
(Isa 9:6)

No one can get life without Jesus. (1 Co 15:22)
He becomes the father of all those resurrected...both the first resurrection to spirit life and the second resurrection to earthly life.

These first ones
(resurrected to spirit) however, are his first fruits, those of the first resurrection.
(Rev 14:4) (Rev 20:5, 6) They are bought from among mankind as first fruits. Once resurrected as perfect spirits in heaven they are adopted by the Heavenly Father and become co-heirs with Jesus.

All are dying in Adam. (Gen 2:17) (1 Co 15:21, 22) Adam, God’s earthly son, (Luke 3:38) lost the inheritance & died in a spiritual sense. We are legally born dead. (Ro 6:12, 23) God repurchases, (Isa 62:11, 12, 63:16) giving his firstborn son Jesus, (by means of the blood of the covenant)
(Heb 9:12, 14, 15, 16, 22) to provide living sons in Adam’s line (to receive Adam's original inheritance of the earthly creation).
Compare the account of Boaz, Ruth, and Naomi. (Ruth 4:1, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17)

(Although many of them are females, they are all ‘sons’).  
  (Rom 8:14)  
 New International Version (©1984)
because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.                                                                                   
New Living Translation (©2007)
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
English Standard Version (©2001)
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
International Standard Version (©2008)
For all who are led by God's Spirit are God's children.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
For those who are led by The Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Certainly, all who are guided by God's Spirit are God's children.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
American King James Version
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
American Standard Version
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Douay-Rheims Bible
For whosoever are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Darby Bible Translation
for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
English Revised Version
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Webster's Bible Translation
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Weymouth New Testament
For those who are led by God's Spirit are, all of them, God's sons.
World English Bible
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God.
Young's Literal Translation
for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God
   Remember to compare Bible translations so that you get an accurate understanding.

 {Think spiritually}
The Heavenly Father adopts Jesus’ firstborn ‘sons’.

Adoption gives them “legal status” as Jesus’ brothers.      (Rom 8:14-17, 23)
 Adoption does not mean that they are no longer Jesus sons.   Now however, they stand to legally inherit what their adoptive father wants bestow upon them.

Jesus’ (Bride)-“woman”…is a covenant. (Gal 4:24)  A covenant is a promise. (At this point still a promise). That covenant results in children (sons) being produced. (Gal 4:22, 23, 24, 26,28,29, 31) Jesus extends the invitation by way of the covenant for a kingdom to his anointed followers. (Luke 22:29) God concludes a new covenant with the house of Israel. The old covenant was fulfilled. God stayed true to his promise even though the nation themselves broke the agreement. (Jeremiah 31:31, 32, 33) (Hebrews 8:7-13) The old Jerusalem on earth was to be replaced with the New Jerusalem.

Heavenly Jerusalem (Heb 12:22),
the city of my God-new Jerusalem (Rev 3:12),
the holy city New Jerusalem (Rev 21:2), and the holy city called simply Jerusalem (Rev 21:10) are presently a promise.
When the final ones of the administration are sealed, the completed promise is realized. After the marriage, then the “City” made from living stones built by God himself, becomes a full reality. (Heb 11:10)
It is no longer just a promise.
New Jerusalem prepared as a bride comes down to earth.

 Even as individuals they represent the New Jerusalem bride wherever they are, just as Ambassadors represent their countries.
They are ambassadors of Christ, citizens (representatives) of the city & sons (seeds) of the covenant. (Eph2:19)(Philippians3:20)(Gal4:22-31)(Gal4:28) (2Co5:20). They become living building stones of the city.
The Apostles are called “foundation stones”-Living stones, and Jesus (the primary seed) is the “cornerstone.” (1Pe 2:4-6) (Eph 2:19-22) 
At the same time it is not a literal city.
The anointed… Become”  the bride... and a living holy city.
“Come… I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife",... the holy city Jerusalemcoming down’ out of heaven from God”. 
  (Rev 21:2) (Rev 21:9, 10)
God told Abraham (Gen 22:17, 18) “by means of your seed all nations will bless themselves”.
These “seedsare part of the “Temple/Tent” (1Cor3:16, 17) of God.
“Look… the tent of God is with mankind…and he will “reside” with them.”
(Rev 21:3)
Jesus also “tented” or “resided” (same meaning)  among us (John 1:14)
“With us is God”. (Matthew 1:23)

As representatives they bring the blessings of the covenant down to those on earth. (Rev 22:17) 
(Jacob’s ladder) (John 1:51) (Gen 28:12) (Hebrews 1:6) 
See also (Acts 1:9, 10, 11) (Acts 3:20, 21)
See article on Jacob’s ladder:
(Matt 20:23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28) The anointed will “minister” to mankind - not be ministered to.
(Minister comes from Latin meaning “minus” and the Greek word means “servant”).
These “priests and kings” will have been tested as their master was.
(Mark 10:39)

Their main purpose is to give praise to God their Father.
They will slave for their God and their Father.  
They will help to make all things new.

Jesus first born sons are the first to receive a living status by means of his sacrifice and this covenant of life. (Rev 20:4-6)   

Jesus will break up the works of the Devil, and as the last enemy, Death will be brought to nothing. Finally Jesus hands the kingdom back over to his God and father, so that God may be all things to everyone.
(1 Co 15:24- 28) (Rev 20:14)


Satan is at enmity with the “woman” and her seed…the original woman at (Gen 3:15). This unrelenting singling out followed on through Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, Jacob,
(Gen20:2-14) (Gen 27-29) and so on.
Satan had much success in corrupting God's people, especially the leaders. He is the ruler of this world. He influences the rulers of Israel, the leaders of Jesus own religion, to get rid of him. The Jewish rulers felt threatened by Jesus, just as Herod did. (Matt 2:1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18) He was a threat to their power and prominence. (Matt 27:22, 23, 24, 25, 26) (Luke 23:4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 18, 22, 23, 24)
(Luke 23:1, 2) (John 11:48) (John 12:19) (John 19:4-7, 12, 15, 16)

Who today do you think feels threatened by the increased visibility of the anointed that came out after 1935...? ...Worldly leaders? ... Not at all.
Without doubt stormy conditions in the world will distress all people, as well as anointed ones that Jesus has chosen.  
However it seems that the ones who will have a particular interest in suppressing the anointed, will be those "taking" the lead in the WT organization.
They see the anointed who do not submit to them and to the "Organization" as a direct threat. to there authority
They do not view all anointed properly...as needed members of Christ's body.  They do not see Jesus admonition that they should serve  "not be served".

Satan will use the most effective tool at his disposal in his pursuit of the "chosen heirs" who are trying to remain faithful.    

He will vest his concentrated effort through those who have a "personal" gripe with the faithful anointed, as well as direct influence over them. 
 Satan used the leaders of Jesus' own religion, and over the centuries he used the leaders of "Christian" religions to persecute any faithful anointed ones within their own midst. (Remember the "Inquisitions" during those times) 
So, it should not surprise us that he will use the leaders of the WT and the Beastly Organization itself to go after the "faithful" anointed within the WT Organization as well.
The WTBTS has “made their own priests for themselves”         (2 Chronicles 13:9, 10, 11)
Genuine anointed ones represent the priests of Israel, not the non-"Israel of God" elders.  The society claims that these...non-anointed... elders are “appointed by Holy Spirit”. (However when pressed, they admit that this decision is actually made by men.)
(See article Are Elders Spirit-appointed ?)


These non-anointed Elders take their orders from the Governing Body and the "Organization" only.  They do not respect the very anointed ones in their local congregations.  Instead they "spiritually kill" or disfellowship any that do not submit to the Harlot Governing Body. 
  In the first century, even female anointed were treated with respect. (Ro 16:1-15) But not in this organization.
 The governing body claims that they alone speak for God, and that they alone represent all anointed.     
They therefore are claiming to be the voice of God:
At some point the judgment at (Acts 12:21, 22, 23) ...might possibly be directed towards those in this position.   
(Revelation 12:17) says that the ‘dragon’ grew wrathful at the woman, and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her seed…
Satan knows that when the last ones of this administration are sealed then its “Game Over” for him. (Rev 6:10, 11)(Rev 7:3)
 As in a “multidimensional Chess Game” he wants to keep them in check, or capture the “Kings” of the covenant. (Make them compromise, causing a spiritual death) to delay his inevitable end. If he can do this the end of this system will be delayed. (Rev 10:6, 7) When the last of them prove faithful the “Kingdom” will be born. Satan will use any deceptive means to stop them from becoming sealed.
All Christians,
but especially the “chosen” ones are a "theatrical spectacle" to the entire spirit realm. (1Cor 4:9)

We too, should wisely watch where the real action is.
 The kingdom "child “will not be fully "born" until the full number of the Administration has been finally sealed. Satan's efforts are focused on preventing that. Only the "chosen" have the potential to provide a "Legal basis" to remove Satan's dominion over creation. 
He knows that the life span of his rule is determined by the integrity of these "chosen heirs". While each of us will stand before God and render an account for ourselves, only the anointed determine how soon Satan falls.

That is why they are his primary target!
It is Satan’s main game plan to keep them from being finally found “spotless and unblemished”.
(2 Pet 3:14)
The anointed do not pose a threat to the world’s political nations.

World rulers don’t claim to represent the True God.
World leaders have no difference of opinion with Chosen ones. 

What better way could Satan use to “wage war with” and suppress the remaining ones of the woman’s seed  than through an organization that claims to already be the ‘Theocratic Kingdom Government’ representing the True God?
Agape,
Obadiah