Co-Worker letter for Nov. 2018
Food and Wine in the Kingdom, Part 1
Let us review three verses that we have covered before about wine.
Luk 22:18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
Mar 14:25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
Mat 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom .
Christ’ says in these 3 verses that he would drink no more wine until the Kingdom was established. The Kingdom is not established at this point in 2018. Think about that Christ has not tasted wine for over 2,000 years. Think outside the box for a minute or so.
This also tells us that drinking wine is part of living in the Spirit World. Christ has not tasted wine in 2,000 years. That does not mean that the 24 Elders, and the angels, have not been eating and drinking for these 2,000 years. Every Spirit Being has to partake of the water of life on regular bases, except the Father and Christ. I hope you are starting to realize that there has to be a system of Agriculture in the Spirit world.
Study the verses below. Moses by Gods command sent men to spy upon the physical promise land. In verse 20 they were told to bring a sample of the fruit of the promised land. In verse 23, it describes one cluster of grapes that was so huge that it took two men to carry it swung on a pole between them. Keep in mind these are physical grapes like we have today. Except none of us people today have seen grape clusters of this size.
Num 13:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Num 13:2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.
Num 13:3 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.
Num 13:20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
Num 13:23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
Think about this, these grapes came from the physical promise land on this physical earth. What will grapes be like in the Spirit Promise land? (GODS KINGDOM) I think 1. Cor. 10:11 applies here.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
“Examples” is Strong’s #5179: “a die (as struck), i.e. (by impl.) a stamp or scar; by anal. a shape, i.e. statue, (fig.) style or resemblance; spec. a sampler (“type“), i.e. a model (for imitation) or instance (for warning).”
Zodhiates’ Complete Word Study New Testament says: “type, as a constituent element of a parable or model of some reality which was yet to appear, a prototype of that which was yet to be developed and evolved.”
“Admonition” is Strong’s #3559: “calling attention to, i.e. (by impl.) mild rebuke or warning.”
“World” is Strong’s #165: “prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):—age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the , while the) world (began, without end).”
Notice these things happened and were written down for the people upon whom the ends of the world are come. (The size of that cluster of grapes) is what happened and was written down. This gives us humans alive now some insight into what the real kingdom of God will be like. God did not have to insert that into the Bible. He did it for us humans benefit. To give us some insight into the real Spirit Promise Land
Let me insert a thought here. No one in the end time can understand what God is doing unless they understand, 1. Cor. 10:11 and the definitions of the words above.
Continuing on with the thought of eating and drinking in the kingdom of God. Consider the verse below.
Luk 14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
“Sat at meat” simply means eating a meal. The word BREAD means a raised loaf of bread. This is another example of something we enjoy physically a loaf of bread; this was enjoyed in the Spirit world before humans were created.
Now let’s give some thought as to how this Spirit Loaf of Bread came into existence that we will be eating in the Kingdom of God. You can bet the farm that God did not bring it into existence by some miracle of snapping his fingers. Remember this is Spirit Bread. O.K., you had to have Spirit seed, wheat, barley or whatever the kind of bread was. Then you had to have Spirit soil, and then you had to have Spirit rain, to make the Spirit plants grow.
Remember the Spirit Earth we have learned about earlier in co-worker letters? This Spirit Earth had all of these things.
Then there had to be a method of harvesting the grain when it is ripe. Then you had to have a processing plant to take the ripe seed to be cleaned and processed into flour. Then you had to have a bakery to cook the loaves of bread. Then these loaves had to be delivered to the place where the loaves would be eaten. Remember there has to be some sort of transportation to move the products from the field to the table.
When we are in the Kingdom we will see that in the Spirit World there will be a system much like our physical system that we see around us today. We will see angels working.
While we are on the subject of working let’s look at that a little deeper. Christ works look at the verse below. Do you think that Christ will prepare our place by magic? I am guessing that Christ would design and supervise the building of our individual mansions. Working is accomplished in many ways, not just by using your hands. Weren’t there many hours of work that went into the designing and creating all of Gods creation, both Physical and Spiritual
Joh 14:2 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.
Joh 5:17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
The word worketh means to “(toil) at a task, or occupation” If you think being in the kingdom is all about floating around on a cloud and playing a harp, you are in for a big surprise. We will be busy doing many things. There will be plenty of time for food, wine, fellowship and all kinds of enjoyment.
If you are a son or daughter of God, then you will be involved in the biggest building project up until that time.
Isa 51:16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
The word PLANT Means to STRIKE in, to FIX, SPECIFICALLY TO PLANT. If you are planting your land don’t you do all of those thing Strike, fix, plant?
The word HEAVENS, the primary meaning is “to be lofty, the sky as aloft.” Also the word means “where the Celestial bodies revolve”.
As far as humans can measure and know, the heavens are endless, they go into infinity. Remember humans are physical and we can only measure and observe in Physical terms. There will be a day when everything is Spiritual. The endless heavens will be made totally of Spirit.
Consider the verses below. This is clearly describing a time when everything is Spirit. The word NEW in verse 5, means “new in freshness or age” At this point, everything Physical will be replaced with a whole new Spirit system.
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Rev 21:5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
Let’s look a little deeper at what we know physically about the heavens.
We live in what we call a solar system. I think it can be said that the sun is the center of it. We have 9 planets in our solar system. They all travel in an elliptical orbit around the sun. The Earth is the 3rd planet from the sun. Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun. The sun is 98 million miles from the Earth. When the earth and Jupiter are at their closes point they are they are 365 million miles apart (588 million Kilometers).
The U. S. sent a satellite probe to Jupiter about 20 years ago. The satellite took over 6 years to reach Jupiter and travel 2 and 1/2 billion miles. It could not travel in a straight line, because Jupiter is constantly moving like the earth is. It took a circuitous route to constantly make adjustments for trying to hit a moving target.
Pluto is the 9th planet from the sun in our solar system. When Earth and Pluto are at the most extreme distance from each other, it is 4.67 billion miles or 7.5 billion Kilometers.
Remember we are talking in Physical terms here. Our Physical Solar System with all of its billions of miles would be no more than 1 grain of sand on the ocean beach, compared to just the physical universe we know that exist.
We, as humans, have a hard time even trying to comprehend how great and awesome our God is. God says he will plant the HEAVENS. That will be Spirit Heavens. Will the Spirit Heavens be endless? We can not know until we are Spirit Sons and Daughters of God.
Let’s think small compared to God. There will be millions of saved Spirit Sons and Daughters of God. God says he will plant the Heavens. Will he plant the Heavens using his Son’s and Daughters? What if God gave each of us a chunk of Space as large as our Solar System, Along with a bunch of Angels and SAID PLANT IT. What would you do?
This is really getting into the deep things of God. We can let our imagination run wild. I am guessing but I think that may be what happens. A Son or Daughter of God will have some capacity to create things. Would it be possible that the Father would just want to see what his kids could do on their on?
Is it possible that some of God’s kids could come up with things that God had never thought about? Just maybe they could. Look at the verse below the last 6 words. God had never thought of something this evil. It was certainly inspired by Satan. Did you know that this verse was in the Bible?
Jer 19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:
When we are sons and Daughters of God, We certainly will not come up with evil thoughts. There may well be room for good thoughts that God has never thought of. That remains to be seen. It sure is something to think about. Forget this idea of going to heaven, floating around on a cloud and playing a harp for all eternity. You will have to plant your part of the Heavens. There will be plenty of work to be done.
In billion years or how ever long it takes to plant the heavens. What will God have planed for his kids after the Heavens are planted? I could not even start to make a sensible guess. Thinking about these things sure makes me thirsty for the Kingdom.
Just one last thought in this letter. Consider the verse below.
Rev 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
KINGS AND PRIESTS UNTO GOD. Kings over what? Priest for whom? Possibly Kings over angels but I doubt that. The angels have lived for untold thousands of years without having us as a King over them. Besides what do we know about being a King? Being a Priest for whom? The righteous Angels know how to live to please God. What could we possibly teach them by being their Priest? They most likely know more than us humans about pleasing God. We being Kings and Priest is that something that God has planed for his kids after or while the Heavens are being planted. Let’s be honest, which one of us Christians know the first thing about being a King or Priest by Gods standards. I would bet that God has a plan that we are not aware of for us in the future. After all, we will live forever.
We will continue the subjects of food and wine in the Dec. co-worker letter.