ETERNAL LONG HOME
MAN’S VAPOR HOME JOY IS NOT AS JOYOUS OR LONG
AS GOD PROVIDES FOR MAN’S ETERNAL LONG HOME!
December 29, 2014
James 4:13-15 – Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a VAPOR, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.  For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
Ecclesiastes 12:5,7 – Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: BECAUSE MAN GOETH TO HIS LONG HOME, and the mourners go about the streets:  Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
“Life is real, life is earnest, and the goal is not its goal,
For dust thou art to dust returneth, was not spoken of
the soul” – Longfellow
Philippians 3:20,21 – For our CONVERSATION is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:  Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
CONVERSATION (Politeuma – Only used once in the Bible) – (It is the place of one’s citizenship, a permanent home address)
It becomes one’s permanent home address the instant Jesus imputes its soul HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Matthew 5:17-20 – Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.  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.  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the LEAST in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called GREAT in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Pharisees-scribes received zero imputed righteousness)
Romans 10:1-13 –Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their OWN righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.  For Christ is the END of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.  For Moses describeth the righteous-ness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.  But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say NOT in thine HEART, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)  OR, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)  But what SAITH IT? The WORD is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy HEART: that is, THE WORD OF TRUTH, 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.  For with the HEART man believeth unto righteousness; and with the MOUTH confession is made unto salvation.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  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.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord SHALL BE SAVED.  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Revelation 17:12-14 – And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
All those to whom Jesus imputed his righteousness will come back with him to the present earth and live here in glorified bodies for 1000 years, after which they will live eternally in the final Heaven Age on the New Earth where the City of the New Jerusalem will be the Home of the Faithful from all Ages.
THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM – Ezekiel 40:2 & 48:35 – In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.  It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, THE LORD IS THERE.
THE NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH KINGDOM – Revelation 21:1-3 – 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.  And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  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.