Wednesday, January 9, 2019


- Don McCune -

"Forever, Oh Lord, thy Word is settled in heaven." Psalm 119:89

"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." Matt 5:18
"Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."  Matt 24:34-36 KJV            
All our Hope, All of our Assurance, All of our comfort rests squarely upon His Word. His Word is exactly that, His "Dependable" Word.
We study it, knowing it is His...Infallible and Inerrant. "He means what He says and says exactly what He means". Fortunately we also have His Word in the original languages and the language tools are readily available for anyone's use. With which we can resolve many, if not all, unknown or unsettling issues.
While no man knoweth the day nor hour of Christs' coming it is clear that He will come. However, we are to be aware of the season of His coming...."Watch therefore...." Matt 24:42
Regarding the believers' deliverance or removal from the earth, we know we can, "depend on His Word".
Who is delivered from the wrath to come, I Thess 1:10...Believers!
Who is not appointed unto wrath, I Thess 5:9.... Believers!
Who is kept from the hour of testing, Rev 3:10... Believers!
Those made righteous by The Blood of The Lamb!
(Note: the Greek word translated "taken" in Matt 24:40-44 & Luke 17:26-32 is identical to the word translated "receive" in John 14:3, "...receive you unto myself..."). What we see here is contextual emphasis reflected by translators; both words imply action of another, a living third party with the power to do so. See Revelation 1:8 & 1:18.
Furthermore, we have Noah and Lot as examples which we given by Christ Himself, (Matt 24:37-39 & Luke 17: 26-32). Lot's appears below.
Prior to Lot's deliverance we see Abraham interceding for Sodom, (Gen 18:22 ff)... And Abraham asked God, "Will thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?" ... Abraham, was intent on saving Lot and his family and repeatedly asked the Lord if the city could be spared destruction if there were a number of righteous people there. First if there were 50 righteous people there, then 45, then 40, then 30, then 20, and finally he got a commitment from the Lord not to destroy the city if there were only 10 righteous ones found there.
But we see there were only four (4). The angels arrived to take Lot and his family to safety, and wanted Lot to reach his extended family (19:14). But, they did not take him seriously. It was a sad day for Lot.
Lot yet lingered (19:16) at his house, so the angels laid hold upon their hands and set them outside the city. The angel then urged him saying (19:22), "I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither..."
And so it was... Lot, his wife and two daughters were removed by force before the fire fell to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Just as the righteous are to be removed from destruction before the fury and wrath of God falls in these latter days... believers will be, "caught up" to meet the Lord in the air", (I Thess 4:17). We can "Depend" on it!   (In Latin, the word is rendered "rapturo". However, the actual Greek word is "harpazo" #726, to sieze, catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force). This word occurs 13 times in the original language).
Not Since the days of Noah (Gen.6:5-7) when the wickedness of man was great and God destroyed man from the face of the earth, has there been such a world wide catastrophic event as we see in Ezekiel 38 & 39!
The fury and wrath of God demonstrated here is like none other in the Bible which precedes and introduces the Great Tribulation period.
* In the "latter days" we find a detailed description of a specific and literal time of destruction. (See Ezekiel 38:16 below for "latter days").
1-The stage is set, the *players are on the board, (38:1-7).
(Note: *Names we see in the text of Ezekiel are the actual names of those that originally settled in particular regions, see Gen.10:1-7 The key verse is v5. "By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; everyone after his tongue, after their families, in their nations." The current names of the major participants are Russia, Turkey and Iran). These are now gathering in Syria, north of Israel.
2-The conferences between the players are on going,(38:10-13).
They have met four times that we know of at this point in, (Tehran, Geneva, Ankara, Astana) and their military buildup is happening now.
3-Conditions developing to compel/pressure them to action,(38:11-13).
Russia's economic condition is strained, the ruble is dropping in value and their income from exported oil and natural gas to Europe is declining as USA is now the top exporter of oil in the world. Israel has found the largest deposits of natural gas and oil known in the world just off their Mediterranean coast and is planning a pipeline to Greece and the European market. This situation          seriously affects Russian sales to Europe. Israeli oil deposits discovered span across the Galilee and extend under the valley of Megiddo. Iran aside from being a mortal enemy to Israel is suffering under sanctions imposed by USA, drop in oil prices and failing natural resources. Their currency is not far from worthless. Turkey likewise is suffering from a loss of currency value, the global economic slowdown, the Eurozone migration crises, terrorism, extended war costs and political turbulence.
These countries see the prosperous but tiny Israel as an easy prize to plunder, (see 38:12). With Israel's actual geographical size being only the same size as nine (9) counties in the Texas panhandle, or nine Potter counties put together. (Israel's God given actual size is from the river of Egypt to the great Euphrates in Iraq, Gen.15:18) And then the attack comes at the appointed time, (38:14-17) to which God responds immediately, in that day (38:18-39:8). Still no date or time is given for that very day. "Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken." (39:8).
Ezek 38:15-23
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: (Use of today's transportation & weapons is of no consequence).
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day, (#3117, a 24 hr period, same as every "day" shown in Gen.1). This word can be used as an adverb as a space of time defined by an associated term; Context, Context, Context. there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; (Google this; seismic activity increasing 2018, then look at the images see the charts and graphs). Big ones will occur that day.
20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth,(#127, earth, as in Gen 1:25) and all (#3605, whole, all, any & every) the men (#120, mankind, species, human beings)
that are upon the face (#6440) of the earth (phrase similar to Gen. 1:29) shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
21 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: "every man's sword shall be against his brother.
22 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that are with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.23 Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD"...(24 hour days shown in 38:14,19; 39:8,11,13,22).
This world wide cataclysm continues below and concludes at v8.
A seven year period begins at v9.
Ezek 39:1-14
39:1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:
2 And I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD. A similar fire to; "And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth." Zech 14:12
(This fire and clean up procedures shown below in 39:15 are similar to standard Haz-Mat procedures for nuclear waste).
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
*8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken. (A period of seven years of burning begins below and burial of the dead begins. First in Israel and after seven months it will continue as they search the face of the earth).
9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
10 So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamon-gog.
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. 13 Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified, saith the Lord GOD.
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers #5674; (travelers that; pass, through, or over) those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of (the first) seven months shall they search. (worldwide)
15 And the passengers that pass through the land, when any seeth a man's bone, then shall he set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the valley of Hamon-gog.
(There is no other place in the Bible like this, which precedes and apparently introduces the Great Tribulation period.).
We know we can, "Depend on His Word".
Who is delivered from the wrath to come, I Thess 1:10...Believers!
Who is not appointed unto wrath, I Thess 5:9.... Believers!
Who is kept from the hour of testing, Rev 3:10... Believers!
Those made righteous by The Blood of The Lamb!
We are ambassadors for Christ, II Cor. 5:20 (And none other)!
There are Messianic Jews in Israel now, the entire region is being evangelize now. Throughout the muslim world they are coming to Christ as never before. Search Google, "Jesus shows up in the Middle East". There are vast numbers of testimonies that will leave you in tears and so thankful for the grace of God.
Remember Lot and his family, "They took them by the hand..."
Remember Pearl Harbor, before the surprise attack the Japanese ambassadors were called home...They vacated the White House.
Remember II Cor. 5:20, where believers are called... "We are Ambassadors for Christ..."!
Remember Abraham's great question... Abraham asked God, "Will thou        also destroy the righteous with the wicked?"
There are many believers in the immediate region of the Ezekiel War.
And there is a great multitude of believers on the face of the earth.
...The affected area of Gods Fury and Wrath will be vacated of Ambassadors at that time, on that day!
We still don't know the date or time, but we have zeroed in on a Big Day!
There is a numberless multitude meeting soon, (Rev. 7:9-14). They will be delivered as Noah with his family and Lot with his. The big question now is will you be among them?
Be ready! Christ is The Living Saviour, (Rev 1:8 & 1:18).
Christ is The Way, The Truth, and The Life, (John 14:6).
Admit to Him you need Him, the Only Saviour, because all have sinned, (Romans 3:23).
Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ, He truly died for our sins, "...but not for ours only but for the sins of the whole (#3650, the Greek word is 'olos, pronounced "hal-las" meaning; all, whole, complete, every part altogether,   lacking none) world." (I John 2:2). He rose from the dead on the third day, (I Cor. 15:1-5).
Call upon Him alone to be saved, (Romans 10:13). Then you can/should tell someone else, (Matt 10:32).
Be watchful! monitor the region (build up for war) with". Amir Tsarfati, a messianic Jew, of the tribe of Judah. His home overlooks the valley of Megiddo...
Friends and extended families (as Lot's) may not take us seriously, but its time to try...... I'll meet you there!


5 "You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ ... 
2:6  Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
2:7  Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
2:8  And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
2:9  But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." (2nd Peter 2:5-9)

This is a continuation of my last message entitled “God Created a Family” and can be found in last week's Prophecy Update or found on my blog at the site address listed in this message. I encourage each of those who follow my messages to read or re-read what God has prepared for those who love Him. As Isaiah spoke of in the Book of your Bible that bears his name..

4 “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.” (Isaiah 64:4)
And again, the Apostle Paul restated what Isaiah wrote by Holy Spirit leading the same in writing to the Church at Corinth...

9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” (1st Corinthians 2:9-10)

These verses testify of something that we, as mortals, cannot wrap our minds around, as the glory that will be revealed in those who believe on God's only Begotten Son, is something we can only imagine....


I had a dear sister ask me what will we be (the saints borne of God) during the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ ? She understood that we will be given duties by our Lord and Savior, but her question was “will we rule over the people still living after the tribulation? Besides what will we be and will there be mortals able to sin during this time?” Good set of questions and those that I feel need  further exploration by looking at scripture to get an idea of just what we will be and our task during this 1000 year reign after the rebellion during the great tribulation is put down by our King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. Let’s start in Romans on our journey to identify what and who we will be and our responsibilities that our Lord will impart to all that are found in Him at His coming. Paul speaking by the power of the Holy Spirit reveals what we will be:

15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17  "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God." (Romans 8:16-19)

Can you fathom what these verses means, as I explored this in my last message? It is almost too glorious to ponder and beyond our immediate comprehension of its full implications.. It is a infinite promise of future glory of those found in Christ. Verse 17 says we will be “joint heirs” of our Savior Jesus Christ. Heirs of what? Simple answer is that all that He is in spiritual nature, in His glory, in the ability of our mind to comprehend as we will have the mind of Christ (1
stCorinthians 2:16), and in the inheritance that He, our Savior has, we will be given the same inheritance. For a lack of a better illustration, we will be adoped into the family of YAHWEH, Jehovah, God Almighty, God the Father. Jesus will be our “Big Brother” if we can even call Him that. He is our King, but He is our elder brother in a family type relationship. We will be adopted because Jesus will bring us into the family at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, when we are joined to Him, our betrothed, our Groom spiritually, as a groom takes his wife and they become one. What the Groom has, so will the wife partake of the same inheritance. We are the Bride of Christ. We will be of the God kind, in the Family of God.

I can't EVEN imagine mind cannot wrap around such glory. Our God and our Savior will be the source of all of our glory and power upon this earth during a time when the earth is restored to its former glory as during the Garden of Eden. It will be a perfect environment with no war, no inclement weather, no disease, and no tempter of the nations. Satan will be given his Sabbath rest of 1000 years from being the source of all temptation and lies. But note, even though we will be on this earth during the Millennium, this planet is NOT our home, till God creates a New Heaven and new earth .


Jesus told us where our home is and it's in 3rd heaven with our God and Father..

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.
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.” (John 14:2-3)
As we will see, we will come and go from the heavens, which is our home, to the earth in instant of time, according to the desires of our Father in Heaven. The 3rd Heaven will be our Home, that is until God creates a NEW Heaven and a NEW earth and we will dwell with God our Father on that earth forever, as the light will be sourced from God our Father and the Lamb, Jesus Christ and everything will be perfect, and a new star is created that if there be life elsewhere in this universe, they will see a bright star in their heavens.

Even though this present earth will become a near perfect world, sin will still be around. We, His Saints, will be sinless, immortal and of the same new body that our Lord was resurrected with when He came out of the tomb and appeared to the living. He was able to walk through walls, but be handled and able to eat, but disappear at will. He had a new glorious body, and we will have the same body as He does. Jesus explained this to Nicodemus when he came to Him in the night:

"Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."(John 3:3)

This totally confused Nicodemus as the following verses after this show that he did not understand what Jesus meant. Jesus went on to explain of being borne of the Spirit and of water (baptism that shows that a man or woman understands that they are buried with Jesus Christ and are dead to the world, but raised a new creature in Him, by obediently following His footsteps in our life) a man cannot inherit the Kingdom of God or enter therein unless he is born again. He then said something that many overlook what we will be when He changes us into His likeness:

3:7  "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." (John 3:7-8)

Did you catch that? We will be as the wind. On earth, we now see the effects of the wind through the trees, but we cannot see the wind,, but its effects on the material world. Spiritual bodies will come and go much as the wind, but appear at will to whomever we decide to let see us. Our bodies will move at lightning speed . It is how we will come and go from the heavens and our heavenly mansions to earth, in an instant.


When Jesus comes for His saints, there will be an awards banquet in heaven. The Bible calls it the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and the Bema Judgment seat of Christ. Here Jesus will impart to each of His saints a measure of ruler-ship by the deeds they have done for Him in this life. Paul speaks of the revealing of what we have done in the body in this life, and what we have done for Jesus Christ and  its eternal rewards: 

3:9  "For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
3:10  According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
3:11  For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
3:12  Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
3:13  Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
3:14  If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
3:15  If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire." (1stCorinthians 3:9-15)

What we have done in this life for Jesus Christ will stand and for that we will receive a reward, much like the following parable given by Jesus.

Note the parable of the talents: 
14  "For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods"

Jesus is this man, who has gone to heaven and is sitting beside God the Father in Heaven and delivered unto us the servants, His goods. What goods? Let’s read on.

25:15  "And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey." (Matthew 25:14-15)

In ancient times, a talent was a measure of gold. It was the most precious of all possessions. I ask you, what is the most precious possession our God has given us? I tell you plainly, it’s HIS WORD! God doesn't need our gold, He already owns it all. He is giving us something much more valuable and He wants a return on imparting us with the responsibility of spreading His Word by personal witness. God's Word is His instructions for living, for His reaching us by His Holy Spirit unto repentance and using that same Word to reach others. That Word is our handbook for living this life, your Bible.

25:16  "Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
25:17  And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two." (Matthew chp. 25)

Each of these servants added to what he was given, by sharing that Word with the world around him. And receive an increase by winning the lost to Christ. How much of an impact does that Word have on the world? We may never know fully till it be revealed to us at this Marriage Supper, but we are commanded to share it with all who will listen. IN the age of the internet, the message goes around the world many times, and we may never know who read that message and received Jesus as Personal Savior.
25:18  "But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.
25:19  After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.
25:20  And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
25:21  His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
25:22  He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.
25:23  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few thingsI will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
25:24  Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:
25:25  And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
25:26  His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
25:27  Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
25:28  Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. This unfaithful and unprofitable servant hid His Masters goods, His Word, away and shared it not with those around him. Woe to those who fail to follow the command of our Lord Jesus.
25:29  For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
25:30  And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew chp. 25)

Did this man believe or just mouthed the words? Only God knows, but to hide away what we have been given determines our reward or our lack thereof. Each of these faithful servants were given a reward. They were made rulers over many things! Listen to what Jesus reveals to John the Beloved in Revelation:

Revelation 2:7 "To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. . . . I will give power over the nations. . . . I will grant to sit with Me on My throne."» 
Revelation 5:9-10: . . . "You . . . have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth."
» Revelation 21:7: "He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son."

Note that verse 9 of Revelation chapter 5 says we will be kings and priest before God on this earth. We have established that we will rule on this earth in the coming Kingdom of God according to our deeds done in this life for our Lord and Savior, but what about priest? What will be our duties as priest? Jesus Christ embodies all that is royal for a King, but is also our High Priest. He calls us kings and priests. If priest, then who will be minister to?

In ancient Israel, the priest were the ministers of God. They provided direction to the people and point them to God. They did the sacrifices given by the people for the atonement of their sins daily. Although the nation of Israel became blinded by the ceremonies of sacrifices in the Temple being a forerunner of the Supreme Sacrifice in the body of our Lord and Savior, they were the keepers of the oracles of God and were to be a priestly nation to shine before the Gentile world and lead them to God. We know that they failed miserably in their departure from following after God in spirit and in truth. They knew scripture inside and out, but failed to glean the central message when their Messiah was standing right before them.


There are four things that we can learn here about a priest, and actually three of them are spin-offs of the first one, which is this:
  1. A priest has access to God  in Israel that other people did not have. Now because he had access to God, we therefore understand that the priest served God personally. Think of this in relation to the life that’s coming, but do not detach it from today. Remember, you are a royal priesthood.
  2. The priest ministers to others.
  3. The priest was actually ministering to the average Israelite who came to him whenever he represented him before God in the Old  Testament. In the coming Kingdom of God we will minister to the mortals who need still a Savior in the coming reign of Jesus Christ during the Millennium. Temple sacrifices will be restored, as Jesus can't die again, but it will demonstrate what Jesus did and point them to the Savior.
  4. The priest has to therefore had to have something to give. He had to have something to give to the Israelite, and he also had to have something to give to God. So it will be in the Millennium. You ask, "are mortals in the Millennium"? That was one of the questions needing to be answered.

During this time of blessed peace and security that comes upon the earth, men will enter into the Millennium as mortal men and women. The Bible speaks of them  in Isaiah,

65:20  "There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.
65:21  And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
65:22  They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
65:23  They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
65:24  And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
65:25  The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD." (Isaiah chp. 65)

Verse 20 speaks of the sinner? Yes, men will still have a mortal sin nature, but not to the extent as in our world now, as the tempter has been locked away for a 1000 years.  We will be the teachers of the ways of God as spoken in Isaiah:

30:21  "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. "
That will be our ministry to lead those who are seeing what Jesus did embodied in the the new Temple sacrifices and explain what Jesus did.
We, as priest, will teach them the Way of the Lord and point them to the cross.
Understand, Jesus will be known to all, as the sea covers the earth.

8:11  "And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest." (Hebrews 8:11)

All people on earth will be subject to the righteous rule of Jesus Christ as He sits on the Throne of David and all the earth will know Him… their mind they will know, but in their heart they still possess a sin nature. That’s where we come into our responsibility. As kings of the King of kings, our job, our commission is to be rulers, yes….priests to the people to point them to the Savior, most definitely. We are being instructed in righteousness right now, on this earth, in this time we have left.

9 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”( 1st Corinthians 6:9-11)

We were saved before the foundation of the world, in God's foreknowledge, He knew who would be in His Kingdom, but are not the elite of this world....not at all. 

25  “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”(I Corinthians 1:25-31)

God has chosen the humble, not the proud. He has chosen the poor, not the rich. He has chosen the weak, not the noble or strong. He has chosen a select group of people of this earth that you would not consider leaders in this life, but by the Holy Spirit, as 1st Corinthians 6:11 states,
11 “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” (1st Corinthians 6:11)

We are being changed into His likeness, one day at a time. We are being sanctified, as He also justified us by His blood. 

8:29  "For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified." (Romans 8:29-30)


We have an appointment with the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, very soon. One of these days in the near future, Jesus will break out of eternity into our time and say “come up here.” And we will be changed in an instant in the twinkling of an eye. 

15:49  "And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
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.
15:53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
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." (1st Corinthians 15:49-54)

If you're like me, before I became a follower of Jesus Christ, I wondered, “how can I become someone that Jesus trust so much that He gives me ruler-ship of anything in His Kingdom? It is beyond my imagination. Yes, it will be glorious, and we can't grasp it right now, but to start your road on building a house, that is YOU, that is made without hands, becomes something anyone who says “yes, Lord, and believes on Him by faith. 
It’s so simple, that a child can do it. Want to know the secret to obtaining such a high honor of a king and a priest in God’s Kingdom?  It's not really a secret, but it escapes many on this earth. 

6:28  "Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
6:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." (John 6:28-29)

That’s it in a nutshell. Believe with your heart and ask Jesus to come into your heart and life, and by example, live as He lived, as  humanly possible.

Paul gave us a simple formula that it guarantees us to enter into the service of a Holy God,

8 “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
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.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”(Romans 10:9-13)

We are being made a spiritual house, made without hands, and will begin our eternal destination of being kings and priest before our God, to lead other men who enter the Millennium to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We will rule righteously and give the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ unto the living mortals who still have their free moral will to accept or reject the message. And we will serve God for all eternity in works we have no ability to comprehend. 

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” (1st Corinthians 2:9)

We will not coerce anyone to believe and accept, but as Jesus does by His Holy Spirit now, we will point them to the same cross that we came to know, and the same perfect sacrifice that we accepted upon our own lives for the remission of sins by our God in Heaven. So come Lord Jesus, yes, Amen.  Come my Lord. We await our glorification of being kings and priest before You.  That is our glorious future of all who believe on His name, by faith and obedience to His call. We, and all who believe in the Lord Jesus are that House built without hands.


Will you be counted as being changed into the likeness of Almighty God and our Lord Jesus our Messiah? Or will your future be different, because you have rejected His call, rejected His payment for your sins in His own blood. Today, not tomorrow, is the time to make your future sure and set in stone. In comes down to the object of the whole writing of Holy Writ, your bible, in these verses:
"For God so  loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting (eternal) life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."( John 3:16-18).

This is Pastor Mike Taylor praying for your salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord and become the Temple of God. If there be any need for prayer, counseling, or just a listening ear, email me at . Or visit my online at bless you all