The United Nations building in New York City, has a quote engraved upon it’s wall from Isaiah 2:4, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Now we know that war is being waged right now between Russia and Ukraine, & several other countries as we speak. This quote from Isaiah is sinful man again committing spiritual robbery, to exalt himself into greatness. This quote is a promise made to the Nation Israel in the “last days.” The “Ages to Come” when God will resume His program with Israel, culminating in great glory when the literal, physical Kingdom of Heaven, is established on this earth.
Our Identity in Christ requires us to know the difference between the goal of Prophecy & the goal of Mystery. So, what is the goal of Prophecy? The goal of prophecy according to Dan. 2:44-45, “The God of heaven set up His kingdom which shall never be destroyed” (upon the earth). God’s righteous rule will go out through the NOI, and the repossession of the earth from the Adversary, Satan, through a kingdom vested in the NOI. The administration of God’s righteous rule and the dominion on earth with God’s “chambers” (residence) not only being in the land of Israel but being welcomed by other nations making up the world.
The Body of Christ, (BOC) was not known by the prophet Isaiah. God had only one concern ”from the foundation of the world ” and that was establishing His Kingdom on the earth through Abraham and his seed. That was the only knowledge man had. The “mystery” was still a mystery.
Just to be clear, the last part of verse 4 “they shall beat their swords into plowshares (symbolizing peace, creative tools that benefit humankind, farming the land as opposed to destructive tools of war), and their spears into pruninghooks (tools meant for pruning plants), nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn/study war anymore.” This will NOT come to pass until the LJC fulfills His plan & purpose with the NOI in the Ages to Come! UNTIL THEN, THERE WILL BE NO JUSTICE & NO PEACE on this earth!
The first 4 verses of Isaiah Chp 2 are looking forward to Israel’s Last Days BEFORE the kingdom is established on the earth. The Prophet Isaiah is getting a word concerning the outcome of God’s purpose with Israel. The outcome of Judah & Jerusalem. We are getting a glimpse of the 5th course of punishment. Destruction has come, the day of the Lord’s purging and avenging wrath has already taken place. But God comes along and says there is an end to that fifth course and 5th installment of punishment. The end is going to result in God’s glory. The mountain (Kingdom) of the Lord’s house is going to be established. The government is going to be established and the nations will flow unto it, and be subservient to the nation of Israel, and the Lord Jesus Christ will be crowned king of kings, and Lord of Lords, on this earth. That is what is recorded in Isaiah the second chapter.
Just for the record, the reason God’s glory hasn’t come to pass yet, is because the dispensation of grace interrupted it. The glorified Jesus Christ came back from heaven and raised up Paul (Acts 9) to begin the mystery program. We are living in the dispensation of grace. Israel’s program is in abeyance until now. But Israel’s program will be fulfilled. Israel’s blindness is in part (partially blind) until the “fullness of the Gentiles be come in” or the conclusion of the dispensation of grace. When God concludes this dispensation of grace, He will rapture the CBOC, we will meet him in the air, at the judgment seat of Christ, and then He will present us “faultless before the Father & His glory with
exceeding joy.” And then He resumes His program with Israel. Israel’s last days will once again be the issue, but we won’t be here. The mountain (Kingdom) of the Lords chambers/ house shall be established on earth it will be exalted above the hills above every nation and all nations will flow unto it. The usurped domination, rule & control of the world will be taken away from Satan, and instead of the nations following his course, it will shift and the nations will follow God’s course, and all the nations shall flow unto God’s Kingdom.
Through the NOI, the Word of the Lord shall be sounded out, (preached). Zion, will become the ideal nation society, utopia, heaven on earth. The nation will do what Adam should have done in the beginning, obey God. Israel will be turned into Eden again. Tribes will enjoy rest and relaxation. But the NOI has a job to do!! They will have to administer God’s righteous will. And go out and preach the word and subdue the world. Nations will flow unto God and the Lord will administer a system of justice and rule that will establish order and civility. The society that God desires, designed and originally established in the garden with Adam. At that time, there will be “peace on earth and goodwill toward all
But until the BOC is raptured out, there will be no peace on earth and goodwill toward all men. There will be no justice, there will be no peace. We must honor God’s plan and purpose for the earth. I’m all for being a good citizen, and honoring human government, after all human government was God’s idea. But we must understand, the CBOC is NOT a society reformer. The job of changing society from the course Satan has charted it on, to the course of Gods righteous path, is Israel’s job. And I’m sorry “Black Lives Matter” (and they do!), sorry social activists, you may mean right, and I don’t doubt that you do, but my Bible rightly divided says it is Israel that will bring this world on course, in line with God’s righteous path, and only Israel can fulfill it! Walking Worthy of Our Identity! Worthy of God’s Plan & Purpose for Earth!
Any member of CBOC who thinks it is their job to reform (change) society, bringing in the Kingdom, sadly misguided. And not only misguided if you think this is your job, you have been duped by Satan’s Plan of evil. When a body member does this, try to reform society, bringing in the Kingdom, you’re giving place to the adversary to speak reproachfully of you. We are soldiers in the army of God, 24/7 we do not “wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness and high heavenly places.” Paul addresses this to Timothy, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” Paul is warning Timothy & us, we have the “ministry of reconciliation,” we see the “Mystery of Christ.” “Make all men see.”
Paul is saying, Walk worthy of who God has made you to be in Christ. Walk worthy, honorably, with knowledge of the plan and purpose God has for the earth. Godliness, God like ness, is thinking like God about what He is doing in heaven & on earth. Godliness is walking in alignment with God with what God is doing in heavenly places & the earth. Godliness is co-laboring with God with what God is doing. When our unlearned Christian brothers & sisters who do not understand the Mystery, what God is doing, they think they are “bringing in the kingdom.” And they think they are “spiritual Israel!”
“Walk worthy of what God is doing in the heavenly places, saints. We know what God’s Plans are for the earth. But Paul tells us Colossians 3:1-4 Practice Godliness is: “SEEKING” THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE” “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God.” Set your affections on things above, NOT on things on the EARTH. Fo ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God,”When Christ who is our life, shall appear, then we shall appear w/ Him Glory
For you are the temple of the Living God. Wherefore come out from among them, and be (who God has made you to be in Christ) SEPARATE, saith the Lord, and TOUCH NOT “THE UNCLEAN THING” R-E-l-G-I-O-N” & I will receive you.” God wants God-like-ness “Complete Separation from Religious thinking, traditions, Religious System !”
SAINTS, WALK WORTHY OF THE VOCATION/IDENTITY WHEREBY YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED! WALK WORTHY OF GOD’S PLAN & PURPOSE FOR HEAVEN & THE EARTH!
GREAT IS THE MYSTERY OF GODLINESS FOR US TWICE DEAD GENTILES, DEAD IN YOUR SINS & DEAD IN THE UNCIRCUMCISION OF YOUR FLESH.”
Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you prove that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”