Revelation Beatitudes of the Everlasting Gospel – Part 4A

Revelation 14:6,7
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, [7] Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

There are seven beatitude blessings in Revelation. The fourth blessing is written to churches to advise those who belong to them to make themselves ready for the day when they meet the head of each local church face to face. Each church member weaves his own outer garment by the degree of glory God receives by his or her service in one of his Son’s churches.

Ephesians 2:22
In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Is it possible that church members who do not continue faithful will live outside the heavenly city of the New Jerusalem?

Revelation 21:24
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

Did not Jesus speak the words of Luke 22:28-30 to the members of the New Testament church he organized during his earthly ministry? Are the members of his New Testament churches not supposed to continue to walk with him to the end of physical life? Is there not some reward for this?

Luke 22:28-30
Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. [29] And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; [30] That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Luke 14:15-24
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. [16] Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: [17] And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. [18] And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. [19] And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. [20] And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. [21] So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. [22] And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. [23] And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. [24] For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

Could it be that the New Jerusalem is the Kingdom City of God and, as such, represents the Kingdom of God? Is it possible that only the ones God deemed faithful will be allowed to enter it? There is a big earth on which the New Jerusalem is planted by God? Could it be that the faithful saved will live in the city, and the rest of the saved will live outside the city?

Matthew 10:34-39
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. [35] For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. [36] And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. [37] He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. [38] And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. [39] He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Could it be that those, whose lives were judged not to be worthy to live in the immediate presence of King Jesus, may end up living in heaven outside the city? Could it be that all those who gave up (lost) their lives to God in service to him, actually found his purpose for their lives, and will end up living in the city, while those who found their joys in all the things of this life lost the God given opportunity because they found their life here more important than their future life, and will end up living outside the city?

Luke 17:28-33
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. [30] Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. [31] In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. [32] Remember Lot’s wife. [33] Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

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