Earthly Jerusalem First "Disciplined,"
 Then "Praised" By All Nations

The prophet Jeremiah foretold a spiritual "recuperation," and a glorious spiritual restoration for the EARTHLY "Jerusalem" of God's making, God's "Name" City (Jeremiah 25:29) by saying the following:

"Here I am bringing up for her a recuperation and health; and I will heal them and reveal to them an abundance of peace and truth. And I will bring back the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel, and I will build them just as at the start. And I will purify them from all their errors with which they have sinned against me, and I will forgive all their errors with which they have sinned against me and with which they have transgressed against me. And she [Jerusalem] will certainly become to me a name of exultation, a praise and a beauty toward all the nations of the earth who will hear of all the goodness that I am rendering to them [the captives]. And they will certainly be in dread and be agitated on account of all the goodness and on account of all the peace that I am rendering to her [Jerusalem]." -- Jeremiah 33:6-9

The above bible account of prophecy raises some very interesting questions that could be pondered at this time, by all keen students of bible prophecy.

For example, does not the above bible account and prophecy, clearly show that the very same "Jerusalem," an earthly Jerusalem, that receives a "RECUPERATION AND HEALTH," yes a "HEALING" itself from Jehovah's Own Hand...is also the same "Jerusalem" that also receives a "name of exultation," a "name of praise and beauty" from among "all the nations of the earth?" Does not this bible account actually show this?

Doesn't the above prophecy also show that at the time of EARTHLY Jerusalem's spiritual "recuperation" and "healing" from all of the sinning that they have done against Jehovah God, that at this time. It further says, Jehovah will "reveal" yes, "Abundant peace and abundant truth" to them. Yes, Jehovah will reveal to EARTHLY "Jerusalem" at that time... unheard of Great "Truths" from His Glorious Word of Truth. Yes, things that would formerly be considered so great, by the nation of spiritual "Israel," that it would be considered as the prophet said...
"GREAT and INCOMPREHENSIBLE THINGS that you have not known of before", Jehovah has said. -- Jeremiah 33:3, 6

Also, does not this prophecy show that this very same EARTHLY "Jerusalem" that receives back all of its "captives," the ones of "Israel" that must be "purified from all of their errors that they have sinned against" Jehovah God, that same earthly "Jerusalem" will later be the same one which will be held in high esteem by "MANY PEOPLES," "MIGHTY NATIONS" AND EVEN "KINGS OF THE EARTH"? (Isaiah 2:2-4; Micah 4:2, 3; Zechariah 8:20-22; Also see link to article "Does Bible Prophecy Show Earth's Rulers Will Serve Jehovah?") In fact, does not the above bible account show this, we ask?

Yes, no question but this bible prophecy actually shows us the particular EARTHLY situation itself where the same EARTHLY "Jerusalem," that the nations of this earth will one day be in constant "dread and agitation" of, simply because of "all of the goodness" and "all the peace," that Jehovah God Himself, will "render" to the former "captives" who are of the nation of Israel -- the Great "Peace," that Jehovah God grants...RESTORED EARTHLY "JERUSALEM." -- Jeremiah 33:9

"Jerusalem" the "city" that Jehovah begins all of his discipline upon, the "house of God," where "judgment starts"... "the city that is called by God's Name"...Jehovah. --
Jeremiah 25:29; 1 Peter 4:17

 

God's Kingdom Government, An Earthly Kingdom Arrangement???


The idea of "New Jerusalem" being an
earthly kingdom government seems quite foreign to Jehovah's Witnesses as a people. And yet, the bible does make numerous references to Zion, Mt. Zion being an earthly establishment, an Earthly Temple itself. (See Link below for more information on God's Earthly Temple Arrangement.)

See Link:
The "Temple Of God" Under Construction Today

For instance the reference to the "Holy Mountain of Decoration" mentioned in Daniel 11th chapter, which is given Divine Protection from the menacing attack of the King of the North, during the "time of the end." Daniel 11:44, 45 says,

"But there will be reports that will disturb him, out of the sunrising and out of the north, and he will certainly go forth in a great rage in order to annihilate and to devote many to destruction. And he will plant his palatial tents between the grand sea and the
Holy Mountain of Decoration; and he will have to come all the way to his end, and there will be no helper for him."

In the above prophecy, surely we can see the
"Holy Mountain of Decoration," being shown to be an earthly arrangement from God, that indeed has His Divine Protection. In this sense, we clearly see this as being God's Holy Mountain ON EARTH -- Mount Zion, on earth. Is that not true?

Also, we have the reference of the "Mountain of Zion" shown in
Isaiah 2nd chapter and Micah 4th chapter, all give the sure promise of God that an earthly Mt. Zion will figure prominently in the salvation of many people, yes, during the "final part of the days." Yes, each prophecy shows us that "many nations" of people will at that time, willingly, "beat their swords into plowshare" and "learn war no more." Yes, these ones will gladly "stream" in large numbers to the "mountain of Jehovah," where "law goes forth from Zion," -- clearly an earthly Zion. Isaiah 2:2-4 says:

"And it must occur in the final part of the days that the mountain of the house of Jehovah will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, and it will certainly be lifted up above the hills; and to it ALL THE NATIONS MUST STREAM. And many peoples will certainly go and say: "Come, you people, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will instruct us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion law will go forth, and the word of Jehovah out of Jerusalem. And he will certainly render judgment among the nations and set matters straight respecting many peoples. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore."

Again, this prophecy clearly shows us the Kingdom of God, being established upon earth for the benefit of all mankind. In this particular setting, Isaiah's prophecy shows the Kingdom of God as being an exalted "mountain," that is raised high "above the hills" and even the "tops of mountains" of its time. It vividly shows "ALL the nations" of the earth, all of them, then must "stream" to this particular highly exalted earthly Mountain of God, the earthly "House of the God of Jacob." This means, that all nations of the earth at that time, will adhere to the Divine Instruction and Guidance, even Divine Law, that "goes forth from Zion," God's Kingdom Government, which is now established upon earth.

At that time, in the "final part of the days," it will be just as Jesus said,


"Let your kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also UPON EARTH." -- Matthew 6:10

Yes, at that time, God's "Kingdom" will have indeed, been established "upon earth," just as it is in heaven.

Also the prophecy at
Micah 4:1-4 says:

"And it must occur
in the final part of the days that the mountain of the house of Jehovah will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, and it will certainly be lifted up above the hills; and to it peoples must stream. And many nations will certainly go and say: "Come, you people, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will instruct us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For out of Zion law will go forth, and THE WORD OF JEHOVAH OUT OF JERUSALEM. And he will certainly render judgment among many peoples, and set matters straight respecting mighty nations far away. And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. They will not lift up sword, nation against nation, neither will they learn war anymore. And they will actually sit, each one under his vine and under his fig tree, and there will be no one making them tremble; for the very mouth of Jehovah of armies has spoken it.

Did you notice in the above prophecy of Micah, that this "mountain" of Jehovah that is exalted in the "final part of the days," is called:
JERUSALEM?

Yes, this "mountain," where the "word of Jehovah" goes out to the nations, is called, God's "Jerusalem," God's Holy City. And clearly, this is an
earthly "Jerusalem" that God Himself has established, is that not true? No question, this is an EARTHLY Jerusalem itself, God's "Jerusalem" upon earth. Think about it.

The words of the prophet
Zechariah 8:20-22 show us the same scene where it states:

"This is what Jehovah of armies has said, It will yet be that peoples and the inhabitants of many cities will come; and the inhabitants of one city will certainly go to those of another, saying: Let us earnestly go to soften the face of Jehovah and to seek Jehovah of armies. I myself will go also. And many peoples and mighty nations will actually come to seek Jehovah of armies
IN JERUSALEM and to soften the face of Jehovah."

Clearly, this is, again, an earthly scene where many individuals from various "cities" will seek other individuals from other "cities" all for the purpose of going up to "soften the face of Jehovah." Yes, many individuals, from "many peoples and mighty nations will actually come to seek Jehovah of armies," ... where? Why, yes, the prophecy says, they will "seek Jehovah" again,
IN JERUSALEM, the place he resides UPON EARTH. Again, that point is clear.

This special invite that we read of above, where various individuals from many different nations, speak the words:

"Come, you people, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah and to the house of the God of Jacob..."

is a very special invite in itself. Yes it is, because it becomes the same invite mentioned in
Revelation 22:17 where it states:

"..."Come!" And let anyone hearing say: "Come!" And let anyone thirsting come; let anyone that wishes take life's water free."

Yes, this is the same invite, only this time the special invite came from the magnificent Temple of the book of Revelation, the one that is always thought to be a HEAVENLY "Jerusalem," is it not? And yet, we find the same invitation coming from God, as mentioned thru the "Spirit" and the "Bride" [New Jerusalem] going out to earth's inhabitants. The Grand invitation to: "Come!" ... Come, up to "New Jerusalem." Its the same invite, itself.

Again, the reason we know that the Temple structure mentioned in Revelation is also an
earthly establishment is because it mentions conditions, earthly conditions present OUTSIDE the walls of this glorious temple shown in Revelation. For instance, let's take Revelation 22:14, 15. It states:

"Happy are those who wash their robes, that the authority to go to the trees of life may be theirs and that they may gain entrance in the city by its gates.
OUTSIDE are the dogs and those who practice spiritism and the fornicators and the murderers and the idolaters and everyone liking and carrying on a lie."

In the above bible account, it mentions those that may be privileged to "gain entrance into the city," the holy city of Jerusalem. So it is clear, we are discussing "New Jerusalem," here in this instance. However, did you notice the next verse says "OUTSIDE are the dogs," and other unsavory individuals who are practicing sin? Yes, "outside" of "New Jerusalem", outside of the "walls" of New Jerusalem, will indeed be such ones. But let's reason on this. Surely, we are not saying that IN HEAVEN WITH JEHOVAH, there will those that are filthy "dogs," or those that practice "spiritism," or unrepentant "fornicators" in the Holy Presence of Jehovah God in heaven, are we? No, but you would say, no that means ON EARTH ... right?

But then, that would mean 2 things:

(a) God's Kingdom will be fully established, Heavenly "New Jerusalem" itself is established, while wickedness still prevails upon earth. In other words, the two conditions of righteousness and wickedness will exist at the SAME TIME. That point is irrefutable. Also, it means this,

(b) It is very possible, yes most logical to see finally, that "New Jerusalem," is actually an EARTHLY condition, where righteousness will finally prevail ON EARTH, as Jesus promised at Matthew 6:10. And if that is the case, then, we could see how "OUTSIDE" the earthly walls of God's Kingdom Government, "New Jerusalem" established right here on earth, "OUTSIDE" those walls, wickedness could actually abound! Yes, now, we see how that could be possible, indeed, if the Kingdom of God, is finally seen, realized or properly understood to become established, upon earth. Yes, we can see how both good and bad, can both exist, at the same time, upon earth. And in this way, we can see how God's Earthly Kingdom Government, is finally realized, seen, upon earth, in the "final part of the days" of this wicked system of things. Think about it.

God's Kingdom, Righteousness & Wickedness Exist On Earth At The Same Time???

Yes, much to the surprise of many, the bible itself shows God's Kingdom would come into being, and would be established right here on earth, yes, in the midst of rank wickedness upon earth. Yes, imagine that!

Perhaps, we remember the key bible text found at Revelation 5:9, 10 which speaks about the "kings" and "priests" of God, ruling "OVER the earth", according to the New World Translation. The Watchtower Society suggests, using this verse, the "kings" and "priests" of God will rule up in heaven. However, if one would check the actual literal word-for-word Greek rendering of this same verse, as shown within the Watchtower Society's own Kingdom Interlinear Translation (1969), you will notice the more correct and literal rendering of this verse actually says the "kings" and "priests" of God will rule "UPON THE EARTH". That's right, it really says "upon the earth," and not "over the earth," as the Watchtower Society insists in their dogma. Now that's quite a difference in thought, wouldn't you say?

Think about it.


Indeed, we see the earthly aspect of God's Rulership being clearly indicated by Jesus in the many prophetic parables or prophetic illustrations that he gave. For instance, in the many prophetic illustrations of Jesus that dealt with the infamous "weeping and gnashing of teeth," of the wicked. Yes, let's examine these statements of Jesus about the establishment of God's Kingdom upon earth.

1. "But I tell you that many from eastern parts and western parts will come and recline at the table with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens; whereas the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the darkness OUTSIDE. There is where their weeping and the gnashing of their teeth will be." -- Matthew 8:11, 12

Yes, the wicked are
"thrown OUTSIDE," yes OUTSIDE the walls of "New Jerusalem," the Holy City which now, is established on earth, just as we read above in Revelation 22:14, 15. But let's consider more examples.

2. Therefore, just as the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be in the conclusion of the system of things. The Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will collect out from his kingdom all things that cause stumbling and persons who are doing lawlessness, and they will pitch them into the fiery furnace. There is where their weeping and the gnashing of their teeth will be." -- Matthew 13:40-42

Again, the "weeds" are "pitched into the fiery furnace," where the "weeping and gnashing of teeth" occurs. Again, the wicked "weeds" exist for a time, OUTSIDE the "Kingdom of God," since they are "collected out from his kingdom," it says. And so the wicked then co-exist with the righteous, who are themselves "in the kingdom of God," itself. But, they both co-exist together, upon earth. Which means, the "kingdom of the Son of Man," is an
earthly arrangement. Another example,


3. "Again the kingdom of the heavens is like a dragnet let down into the sea and gathering up fish of every kind. when it got full they hauled it up onto the beach and, sitting down, they collected the fine ones into vessels, but the unsuitable they threw away. That is how it will be in the conclusion of the system of things: the angels will go out and separate the wicked from the among the righteous and will cast them into the fiery furnace. There is where their weeping and the gnashing of their teeth will be." -- Matthew 13:47-50

The “Fiery Furnace” -- What Does It Picture???


Again the "fiery furnace" is mentioned ... another earthly condition where the "wicked" reside, co-exist
OUTSIDE the Kingdom of God. In this "fiery furnace" represents A SPECIAL PLACE OF REJECTION FROM GOD, where the wicked "weep" and "gnash" their teeth at this newly established Kingdom Government upon earth. In this instance, all Jehovah’s Witnesses (current or former) will find themselves in “fiery” anguish and disappointment before God. All such one have cheated themselves out of the opportunity to “die in union with the Lord,” the Modern Day “Servant,” who gives the official invite TO LEAVE the JW organization. -- Isaiah 49:5, 6; Revelation 14:13; Revelation 22:15

4. "When the king came into inspect the guests he caught sight there of a man not clothed with a marriage garment. So he said to him, Fellow, how did you get in here not having on a marriage garment? He was rendered speechless. Then the king said to his servants, Bind him hand and foot and throw him out into the darkness OUTSIDE. There is where his weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be." -- Matthew 22:11-13

Yes, the pits of dense "darkness" exist
OUTSIDE, the earthly walls of "New Jerusalem," itself. Again, this shows, an earthly condition or state of affairs for those who are finally rejected by God. Another example,

5. "But if ever that evil slave should say in his heart, My master is delaying, and should start to beat his fellow slaves and should eat and drink with the confirmed drunkards, the master of that slave will come on a day that he does not expect and in an hour that he does not know, and will punish him with the greatest severity and will assign him his part with the hypocrites. There is where his weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be." -- Matthew 24:48-51

Again, where do the "hypocrites" exist, relative to God's Established Earthly Kingdom? Yes,
OUTSIDE the walls of "New Jerusalem." But the "hypocrites" are still alive, and functioning, upon earth at this time when "New Jerusalem" is engaged in righteousness upon earth. Another example,

6. "Therefore take away the talent from him and give it to him that has the ten talents. For to everyone that has, more will be given and he will have abundance; but as for him that does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. And throw the good-for-nothing slave out into the darkness OUTSIDE. There is where his weeping and the gnashing of his teeth will be." -- Matthew 25:28-30

Again, the wicked are "thrown
OUTSIDE" God's Earthly Kingdom Arrangement. Another example,


7. "But he will speak and say to you, I do not know where you are from. Get away from me, all you workers of unrighteousness! There is where your weeping and the gnashing of your teeth will be when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD, BUT YOURSELVES THROWN OUTSIDE. Furthermore, people will come from eastern parts and western, and from north and south, and will recline at the table IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD." -- Luke 13:27-29

Again, another
EARTHLY setting, where the Kingdom of God is clearly referred to as an earthly government where people come from every quarter of the globe to be a part of this wonderful Godly Arrangement. Also,

we notice, that some are not invited to be a part of this wondrous EARTHLY arrangement, since they are "thrown OUTSIDE" of this Kingdom of God's making.

Therefore, in the above mentioned prophetic parables of Jesus, did you notice how many times it mentioned:
"Throw them OUTSIDE...into the darkness," did you? Or how about this one: "Thrown them into the fiery furnace, where their weeping and gnashing of teeth will be."

No question but these are real, EARTHLY conditions of Godly imposed "darkness" upon wicked, rejected individuals, those called the "sons of the kingdom" who are in actuality Jehovah's Witnesses (former and current), who think they have a righteous standing with God, all by themselves, and by their "works" alone. (Romans 4:2-5) These are the ones that have amazingly "heard" the dynamic message of the Modern Day "Servant," but have refrained from responding to it. (Isaiah 49:5, 6; Matthew 8:11, 12; Luke 13:24-28) And so realistically, we come to understand these "sons of the kingdom," picture the ENTIRE COMMUNITY of Jehovah's Witnesses, including a large number of ex-Jehovah's Witnesses who insisted they were under the CHRISTIAN COVENANT only, and were NOT "guilty" of anything sinful in Jehovah's eyes so as to be labeled "apostates." (Isaiah 10:6) No, they did not believe they were in any special need of ANOTHER COVENANT from God, namely the Scapegoat Covenant, when the YORWW Congregation initially preached repentance to them. No, they did NOT believe they were under any United Nations NGO "COMMUNITY GUILT" when the YORWW Congregation ... first preached this Divinely Inspired Message of repentance to them. Instead, these haughty, disdainfully proud Jehovah's Witnesses (former & current included) utterly REFUSED the Divine Message of Truth, yes "Living Waters" of Truth, when it was presented to them, bringing Divine Judgment upon themselves!!! -- See Matthew 22:1-7; Luke 17:22; John 16:8-11.

 

Think about it!

Therefore because of maintaining this most
resistant, yes Satanic attitude against the presented teachings and reasonings of the YORWW Congregation, where these individuals were fomenting endless hateful, cynical arguments, often publicly displayed like "ravenous wolves" or frenzied animals, they thus questioned the very basis for the YORWW's existence yes, even challenged it! (Matthew 7:15; Romans 12:1; 2 Corinthians 10:4, 5) Yes these wicked Jehovah's Witnesses (former and current) did this, because they felt they themselves already had a "righteous" standing with God Almighty, one that no one

could or would ever question, in their eyes! How dare anyone even suggest, these self-proclaimed "Christians" had in any way, damaged their holy relationship with Jehovah by way of "community guilt," because of the hidden UN-NGO Affair on the part of the Governing Body!!! (Compare Revelation 18:4.) Oh yes, this holier-than-thou attitude was particularly evident among a large number of Jehovah's Witnesses (former or current), individuals who often frequented the internet and had over a long period of time, yes even separated themselves from the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses over private grievances with JW leadership, in some cases for many years. Because of their self-righteous attitudes, these individuals could never, ever see the big picture here, as well as how they themselves were personally involved in this most powerful prophetic drama! Think about it!

Many of these arrogant, self-righteous ex-Jehovah's Witnesses, thus, after leaving the JW Organization, amazingly upon investigation, had gone back to taking blood transfusions, smoking, doing illegal narcotics even, openly. Then too many have taken up unclean practices of the world, like heavy drinking, immorality of all kinds including homosexuality, also participating in the politics of this world, with some even becoming proud, self-proclaimed
atheists or doubtful agnostics, individuals who even began to doubt the actual veracity and truthfulness of the bible, God's Word itself. Thus, these "sons of the kingdom" prophetically spoken of by Jesus then, best picture sinister JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES (Former & Current) themselves, who refuse to “search for Jehovah” and repent and will be noticeably absent, restricted from being a part of the Righteous, Glorious purposes of God, and the wonderful spiritual enlightenment of this newly established Kingdom Arrangement, now visibly seen on earth, as Jesus promised, because of rejecting the repentance message of the YORWW. -- Isaiah 55:6, 7; Matthew 6:10; Revelation 5:9, 10 KJV


Yes, it will become just like Jesus warned of some, who at first "put their hand to the plow," and then later, "looked back" to Satan's World for comfort and relief. Thus, they have unfaithfully, left Jehovah. They have fully demonstrated that they really "loved" Satan's wicked, vile "world"
more than God's Righteous New Order that they were supposedly waiting for. Therefore, their "kingdom" access privileges, rightfully so, in this case, have righteously been cut off. -- See Matthew 16:27; Luke 9:62; 1 John 2:15-17.

Tiny Black Mustard Seeds


And yet as we examine these horrendous events, we can discern we are reading about
EARTHLY conditions prevalent, especially...especially when we see the result, the continual "weeping" [crying] because of being "thrown OUTSIDE" of God's Earthly Kingdom Arrangement, the real reward they seek. Yes, these ones, these wicked Jehovah's Witnesses themselves, former and current, are thus denied "entrance" into God's Holy City, "New Jerusalem," the "Holy Mountain of God." Thus, these depraved, "ravenous wolves" like individuals, spiritually-speaking, are now "thrown" by Jehovah into a special condition of darkness, similar to "Tartarus", where the wicked demons exist. A fitting reward for their wicked works. -- Matthew 7:15; 2 Peter 2:4

Text Box: Grown Mustard Tree


Then too, we notice in the above prophetic parables of Jesus, the mention of "gnashing of teeth," yes clearly more
EARTHLY conditions shown, where pure FRUSTRATION and seething ANGER overwhelm the wicked person, even CONSUME the person, since now he knows he has been fully and completely REJECTED by God's Earthly Kingdom Arrangement. In other words, this person has BLASPHEMED God's Holy Spirit, a sin that an individual cannot be forgiven of in this "system of things nor in that to come." (Matthew 12:31, 32) This means, the person faces certain and everlasting destruction at God's War against the wicked upon earth, at Armageddon. -- Revelation 16:14, 16; Revelation 19:17-21

To be sure, God's Coming Kingdom Arrangement will be an
EARTHLY arrangement itself. Jesus likened this arrangement to a tiny "mustard grain" that one day grew heaven-high in statue. He said:

"Therefore he went on to say: What is the kingdom of God like, and with what shall I compare it? It is like a mustard grain that a man took and put in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of heaven took up lodging in its branches." --
Luke 13:18, 19

In the above prophetic parable, Jesus states the "kingdom of God," is like a tiny "mustard grain." But did you notice above, the "mustard grain" was planted "in his garden." Now, let's reason on this for a minute. The Kingdom "mustard grain" was first of all, planted in a "garden." Now, was this "garden," up in heaven, where Jehovah resides, we ask? Or, doesn't common sense and logic show us that this tiny "mustard grain," that eventually becomes a Giant, Heaven-High "Tree" in the end, was first planted in an
EARTHLY "garden." Which makes the most sense to you?

The bible account of this same illustration at
Mark 4:30-32 is even more explicit about earthly conditions depicting the new Kingdom Arrangement by saying:

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"And he went on to say: With what are we to liken the kingdom of God, or in what illustration shall we set it out? Like a mustard grain, which at the time it was sown in the ground was the tiniest of all the seeds that
ARE ON THE EARTH -- But when it has been sown, it comes up and becomes greater than all other vegetables and produces great branches, so that the birds of the heaven are able to find lodging under it shadow."


Yes, this Giant "Tree" produces "great branches," so much so that even the "birds of the heavens are able to find lodging" under its mighty shadow. Again, doesn't this show more, EARTHLY conditions. Where this Heaven-High Tree, God's Kingdom, can finally give a place of refuge and rest, for the many "birds of the heavens" or birds that fly in mid-heaven, as the many "peoples" and "nations" that finally "stream" to the "Mountain of Jehovah," New Jerusalem upon earth, at that time.

Therefore, if you believe this "mustard grain" to become a Giant "Tree" to be God's Newly Established Kingdom Arrangement which by the Grace of God, will one day exist "upon earth," as Jesus promised, "as it is in heaven," then this prophecy matches up very well, with the one at Ezekiel 17:22-24. (Matthew 6:10) In this prophecy, it describes the same EARTHLY situation of the tiny "mustard grain" that later gains Worldwide attention. The prophecy states:

"This is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said: I myself will also take and put some of the lofty tree-top of the cedar; from the top of its twigs I shall pluck off a tender one and I will myself transplant it upon a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain of the height of Israel I shall transplant it, and
it will certainly bear boughs and produce fruit and become a MAJESTIC CEDAR. And under it there will actually reside ALL THE BIRDS OF EVERY WING; in the shadow of its foliage they will reside. And all the trees of the field will have to know that I myself, Jehovah, have abased the high tree, have put on high the low tree, have dried up the still-moist tree and HAVE MADE THE DRY TREE BLOSSOM. I myself, Jehovah, have spoken and have done it."

Did you notice in the above prophecy, the same thing is mentioned, the "birds of every wing," will find safe "lodging" under the Giant "Shadow" cast by this
Mighty "Cedar Tree" of God. (For a detail discussion on the "Low, Dry Tree" of Ezekiel 17, see link below.)

See Article:
The "Low," "Dry" Tree Of Ezekiel 17:24

Again, we can see the correspondency of the "birds of the heavens" picturing the many "nations" of the earth, people from all over the globe, that will gladly flock to EARTHLY "New Jerusalem," God's "Holy Mountain" Government at that time. The Earthly Kingdom Government that Isaiah, Micah, Zechariah and Jesus himself, all prophesied about. The Earthly Kingdom Government that Jesus himself told his disciples to pray for, the "kingdom" that would will exist "on earth," just as we know God's Kingdom exists, in literal heavens where Jehovah resides. Yes, this "Majestic Cedar" will prove to be God's Earthly Kingdom Arrangement, that indeed, God makes grow, to worldwide proportions, to His Everlasting Glory. Praise Jah!

 

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Donald C. Burney

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