The forum is back up now

The image is something I drew on the cover page of my journal I wrote while hitch-hiking around the country back in 1987. It captures the essence of the human condition. We are made of “dust” – all that we do and all that we are is destined to crumble to nothing. But on the other hand, being trapped forever in our current condition would be quite hellish. So we are dancing on the razor’s edge between existence and the abyss. Not a bad place to be when you think about it. Indeed, it seems to be the only place we could be!

The impermanence of life became quite vivid recently. This site has been online since February 11, 2001. I’ve put countless hours into it, first as a convinced Bible believing Christian, then as a skeptical mystic, and finally as an atheist. It records my changes and the reasons for them, the questions I struggled with, and the many answers my fine friends have contributed along the way. Then on February 17, 2017 the server hosting this site crashed. The company which had been hosting it for the last sixteen years was not been able to provide any backups, claiming they all had mysteriously become corrupted through some mechanical failure. It seems  more likely that they simply failed to configure the backups correctly. In any case, I had, fortunately, made my own backup a couple years ago and so have been able to recover about 80% of the posts (62,624)  spanning the time from when the forum opened in June 7, 2007 to October 25, 2014.

This experience really brings home the fact that nothing is permanent. Our lives and our work are like footprints in the sand, destined to be washed away by wind and rain no matter what we do. On the upside, it also means that things we wish were not on the internet are also destined to pass. The new “old adage” that “once on the internet, always on the internet” is not really true. There are literally thousands of posts that were published on my site for many years that already have vanished because Google and Bing clear their cache frequently. I was hoping I could automate a Google search to find the old posts and reinsert them in my database, but they simply don’t exist anywhere any more as far as I can tell.

It’s not the same with this blog though. As it turns out, the Wayback Machine (Internet Archive) took snapshots of all my blog articles, so I will be able to retrieve them and their comment streams. I don’t know why they do this for WordPress blogs but not vBulletin forums.

I look forward to continuing our many conversations. Here’s the link to the forum.

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6 comments on “The forum is back up now
  1. Michael Banjanin says:

    Richard, Ive been trying to access the Forum
    but it’s taking me to some other site with a quiz to win a cell phone!
    I was hoping to be able to direct my readers to your site especially the Forum.
    i’m about to publish a mini e book regarding some of the insights that arose during early 2010 when I joined and was hoping you wouldnt mind me putting a link to your site

    Hope all is well in Yukima

    PS Did u receive the Periodic Table I sent you

    Mad Mick

  2. Hi Michael,

    How did the redirect happen? Was it when you clicked a link from a google search, or when you put the URL directly into your browser? My forum was hit by a “redirect exploit” but I thought I fixed it. Please give me any details you have that will help resolve this problem.

    As for your work on the periodic table, yes, I did receive that some months ago. I would be happy to discuss it on the forum is you like.

    All the best,

    Richard

  3. In Asia, this symbol called Yin-Yang. Everything in this world must be balance, like the sky and the earth.

  4. gary boyd says:

    Almost 1/3rd of the Bible is prophecy, yet people are scared of it and do not want to hear of it while sitting in the pews. Please go to my site, scroll down to where God tells us of the seven seals, and read it. Then get back to me on this. What you were into I believe was Satanic, you were following Lucifer who can masquerade like an angel of light, but his fruit is deception, lies, and sin. Read closely please…

    A Satanic Kingdom to Rule After the Rapture
    Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd

    The Bible clearly teaches that a satanic kingdom will rule over the entire earth in the future (Dan. 7:23; Rev. 13:7-8). It will be after the Rapture. It will be ruthless, diabolical, and devious and millions will be destroyed.

    It is common knowledge that a document titled, “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was unanimously approved by the UN on Sept. 25, 2015. The Preamble of the document calls it a “New Universal Agenda.” Remember Obama wants to run the UN after he leaves office. He is the one who lit the fuse of destabilization in the Middle East. What do you think his plans will be as head of the UN?

    World Economic System

    Simply put, this already approved document calls for a one world economic system, a one world government, and a one world religion to be established by 2030. Its preamble says, “All countries and stakeholders, acting in a collaborative partnership, WILL (not may) but—WILL, implement this plan.” Who will run this system? Does Anti-Christ sound familiar?

    One government official said, “Not a single human being will be allowed to escape this next great leap forward.” How will they track this many people worldwide? Have you heard of the Mark of the Beast?

    UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon called it the “Start of a new era.” He said, the world is about to realize the “Dream of a world peace and dignity for all.”
    The Bible says, “When they say peace and safety, then sudden destruction (the Tribulation period) cometh upon them.”

    Obama Stated
    On Sept. 28, 2015, Pres. Obama addressed the UN and said,“Global integration [the merging of nations] is an agenda that transcends the narrowly defined interests of nation states.” This means he believes that world government is more important than national sovereignty just like when he said global warming is more important than ISIS terrorism. The world comes first apparently.

    On Jan. 1, 2016, it was reported that the UN document for creating a world economic system, a world government and a world religion by 2030 is now in effect; and everyone should expect all of the nations to make a strong push to bring it to pass through a, you guessed it, a Master Plan. Are we sounding a little bit like the Nazi party here before WW2?

    On Mar. 10, 2016, it was reported that the UN has released a Master Plan called “Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.”According to this so-called “Master Plan,” every government is now required to promote the UN Sustainable Development Goals, these objectives are as follows:

    Their Goals

    They include wealth redistribution, population control and reduction perhaps with re-education camps as a start, government control of all production, a reduction in the consumption of goods by instituting a depression, the use of fewer and smaller vehicles electric cars would work; the use of less heating and cooling at home and at work; the construction and location of smaller houses and apartments in the large cities; land confiscation; land use restrictions; and more.

    The “Master Plan” goals will lead to the loss of freedoms, new building codes and new zoning laws to control the size and location of buildings and communities; artificial shortages to control consumption, new taxes to redistribute wealth, new monitoring systems to reduce the use of energy, new surveillance systems to monitor compliance, and sinister threats of penalties and incarceration to force compliance.

    It is important for you to understand that this “Master Plan” is not what the UN wants to accomplish in the next 50-75 years. It is what the UN wants to accomplish in the next 14 years! So do you see how the rapture and the start of the tribulation must come shortly?

    God is in Control

    Obviously, God is in control and He is not bound by UN goals or the under- lying influence of Satan. God can speed the UN agenda up, slow the UN agenda down, or change the UN agenda in any way He wants. But if He lets the UN have its way, the world is on the brink of a satanic rampage.
    Every government will soon become more aggressive and assertive. Every government is soon going to force a different (evil) lifestyle on the world.
    Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall, a former banker, bank consultant and professor of banking at Colorado University, recently wrote an interesting article titled, “Warning! Coming Soon to a Bank Near You—A Cashless Society and with it—A Negative Interest Rate Policy.”

    This is what to expect in the near future: No more printing of money, a cashless society, negative interest rates, a worldwide depression just like before World War 2, and debit cards to facilitate the tracking of all buying and selling.

    She clearly believes the world will go to a global economy before it goes to a global government. She said, “Once the international economic system is in place, creating a world government is child’s play.” After the world gets control of the money, it will be easy to get control of the people.

    The Rise of the Anti-Christ

    As soon as the rapture happens the Antichrist will be known according to scripture. This one world system will be quickened because of the prior planning and millions gone in the rapture will be met with a devious lie. The antichrist along with the false prophet, speculation is it will be the pope, will come together with the great work of making the world into a one world religion. This is why the pope says there are many paths to God when scripture says there is only path that is Jesus. He want to bring all these pagan religions under one umbrella, the Roman Catholic Church and this great apostate church will lead the way into hell for many who are the unsaved. This will only be the start of things to come. Pray that Jesus comes soon in the rapture to save us from his wrath. Maranatha

  5. gary boyd says:

    Dangerous Rise of Anti-Antisemitism All Over the World, Including the Church
    By Michael Snyder
    Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd
    Conclusion by Pastor Boyd

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    There is no place for antisemitism in our society, and all of us should be deeply alarmed by how rapidly antiSemitism is rising across North America, Europe and the Middle East.
    The numbers that I am going to share with you in this article are incredibly disturbing, and many believe that antiSemitism is now the worst that it has been since the end of World War II.

    Depravity Before
    After what we witnessed during the 1930s and 1940s, you would think that the world would never want to go down that path ever again, and yet it is happening. Millions upon millions of people deeply hate the Jewish people just because they are Jewish, and it is getting worse with each passing day.

    The lastest example is the New York Times which just days after the Times published an op-ed falsely claiming Jesus was a Palestinian, placed a cartoon on their op-ed page, depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a dog leading a blind U.S. President Donald Trump.

    Imagine if the New York Times cartoon that depicted Israel’s Prime Minister as a dog had, instead, depicted the leader of another ethnic or gender group in a similar manner? If you think that is hard to imagine that you are absolutely right. It would be inconceivable for a Times editor to have allowed the portrayal of a Muslim leader as a dog; or the leader of any other ethnic or gender group in so dehumanizing a manner.

    What is it then about Jews that allowed such a degrading cartoon about one of its leaders? One would think that in light of the history of the Holocaust, which is being commemorated this week, the last group that a mainstream newspaper would demonize by employing a caricature right out of the Nazi playbook, would be the Jews. But, no. Only three quarters of a century after Der Stürmer incentivized the mass murder of Jews by dehumanizing them we see a revival of such bigoted caricatures.

    Spotlight On
    Threats of rising anti-semitism caught the world’s attention after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in October 2018, where the gunman murdered 12 people and injured 7 during Shabbat morning service. Now another one has happened…

    19-year-old John Earnest was once a quiet piano player that had a seemingly bright future in front of him, but after being infected by the vile anti-Semitism that is rapidly spreading all over the Internet, he decided that it would be a good idea to walk into a synagogue and start shooting people…

    One woman was killed and three others were wounded when a man entered a synagogue during Passover services on 4/27/19 at the Chabad of Poway temple and opened fire with an AR-style assault weapon shortly before 11:30 a.m.

    Poway is about 25 miles northeast of San Diego. The city’s mayor, President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom all called the attack a hate crime.

    The suspect, 19-year-old John Earnest, was arrested and is being questioned by authorities.

    60-year-old Lori Gilbert Kaye was killed when she stepped in front of the synagogue’s rabbi as he rushed to evacuate children. She will be remembered as a hero, while John Earnest will be remembered as a hate-filled racist that said that Jewish people “deserve nothing but hell”.

    All over the globe, prominent political leaders are condemning what John Earnest did. In his statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it “an attack on the heart of the Jewish people”…

    “I condemn the abhorrent attack on a synagogue in California; this is an attack on the heart of the Jewish people,” Netanyahu said in a statement. “We send condolences to the family of Lori Gilbert-Kaye and our best wishes for a quick recovery to the wounded. The international community must step up the struggle against anti-Semitism.”

    Unfortunately, we aren’t talking about just a few isolated individuals.

    Survey Says
    A recent CNN survey that was conducted in Europe discovered that anti-Semitic attitudes are very widespread over there…

    Anti-Semitic stereotypes are alive and well in Europe, while the memory of the Holocaust is starting to fade, a sweeping new survey by CNN reveals. More than a quarter of Europeans polled believe Jews have too much influence in business and finance. Nearly one in four said Jews have too much influence in conflict and wars across the world.

    One in five said they have too much influence in the media and the same number believe they have too much influence in politics.

    Other polls have showed the majority of British adults don’t know that 6 million Jewish people were murdered in Holocaust, or they believe the number killed to be much less than this. Actually the numbers killed from a recent study are more like 15 million murdered.

    Study Says
    The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency study published last year asked European Jews in 12 countries their views on anti-Semitism. Hundreds of Jews polled said they had experienced a physical, anti-Semitic attack in the past year.

    According to authorities in France, the number of anti-Semitic attacks in that country rose 74 percent last year.

    Of course this is not just a recent trend either. According to the Anti-Defamation League, there was a huge increase in global anti-Semitic attacks from 2016 to 2017…

    The Anti-Defamation League has identified 1,986 anti-Semitic incidents in its 2017 Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents. That’s up from 1,267 in 2016, marking the highest single-year increase since the organization released its first audit in 1979.

    Those are deeply chilling numbers.

    Nightmare Never Ends
    If you are not Jewish, you may not think about anti-Semitism much. But for those that must deal with it on a daily basis, it is a nightmare that never ends.

    According to another survey of Jewish people living in Europe, 90 percent indicated that they believe that anti-Semitism is growing in the country in which they currently live. The following comes from the Guardian…

    The report found 90% of respondents felt antisemitism was growing in their country and 30% had been harassed. Over a third avoided going to Jewish events or sites because of safety fears, while the same proportion had considered emigrating. Nearly 80% no longer reported minor incidents because they thought “nothing would change”.

    Even in polite mannered Canada the number of antisemitic incidents in Canada spiked in 2018, according to a new study published on Monday. The 2018 Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents commissioned by the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada showed 2,041 incidents of antisemitism took place last year, a 16.5 percent increase from 2017. The study also showed a 28.4-percent jump in antisemitic harassment, a 61.5-percent increase since 2015.

    Here in the United States, anti-Semitism is rising rapidly as well. In fact, there are an increasing number of “Christian churches” and “Christian ministries” that claim to be Christian but that also boldly express hatred for Israel and for the Jewish people at the same time while boldly believing in replacement theology.

    Much of this hatred finds it’s roots in replacement theology, rooted in the Roman Catholic Church, which essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. Adherents of replacement theology believe the Jews are no longer God’s chosen people, and God does not have specific future plans for the nation of Israel.

    If you are anti-Semitic, you are literally embracing evil itself.

    And you can see it in their eyes. You can literally see the evil in the eyes of anti-Semitic terrorists in the Middle East, in the eyes of crazed skinheads in Europe, and in the eyes of deranged extremists in the United States.

    I love the Jewish people, and I am proud to stand with Israel. We are not going to put up with anti-Semitism, and we are going to fight it wherever it is found.

    Conclusion by Pastor Boyd
    The working of the spirit of antichrist is going to intensify the closer we get to the end of the age and brothers & sisters we are there.

    We are in a time right now of ominous, impending, prophetic developments. The spirit of antichrist is preparing the world for the fearful, fateful, imminent advent of the final antichrist. At the same time, the people of God are growing stronger and stronger. The Nazis were a forerunner of the Spirit of Antichrist when the world grew dark with hate, anti-Semitism, a strong belief in genocide of the so called inferior races, and a strong belief in the occult. Those times are returning. Read what the Bible says:
    Daniel 11:32-33 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits, and those of the people who understand shall instruct many…”

    1 John 4:3 “Every spirit that does not confess that Yeshua the Messiah has come in the flesh is not of God and this is the spirit of antichrist, which you have heard is coming and now is in the world.”

    1 John 2:18 “Little children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us but were not of us; for if they were of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they may be manifest, that none of them were of us.”

    I have written very little on the antichrist previously, simply because he will be a central figure in the tribulation period and not before. The antichrist is a major subject for those of the post-tribulation rapture belief – not me! He is alive in the world, however, ready to take the reins of the New Age government by the throat and become its master.

    How the spirit of Antichrist works. Spirits as you may well know never die. The same spirit of Antichrist that was in the world in World War Two is the same that is in the world today trying to cause Jewish destruction. The devil believes if he can destroy all the Jewish people Jesus will have no reason to come back at the second coming to save them. The Bible speaks of the “spirit of antichrist” operating in many antichrists before the tribulation begins, of which we must have some knowledge.

    The spirit of antichrist, according to our title verses above, operates in people who specifically deny that Yeshua is God. This spirit goes out in association with the church as well.

    Satan’s plan is to get into the church, especially into the leadership. Division and strife are his calling cards!

    An antichrist is a human being possessed with a satanic spirit, usually in a leadership form. There are many individuals who are demon possessed, but not specifically possessed by the undiluted manifestation of the antichrist spirit of Satan. There is a satanic hierarchy.

    A person with an antichrist spirit will have many of the characteristics of the final antichrist himself. Just like the Nazis in World War Two followed the cult of Hitler there will be dedicated followers of the Antichrist in the Tribulation period as well. So if you have not asked for forgiveness of your sins now is the time to do it as we are headed for those end of days as I write. Come soon Jesus the world’s trials are at hand. Maranatha…….

  6. gary boyd says:

    Our New Home
    Researched by Pastor Gary Boyd July 24, 2019

    Revelation Chapter 21: 9-21
    “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, ‘Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.’ 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. 12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.

    14 “Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. 16 The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. 17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. 18 The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass.

    19 “The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.”

    We began our look into the New Heaven and the New Earth last week, and it is refreshing to come to the end of the damage and the destruction. From our present time until the end of the Millennium will be a down spiral around the world.

    Right now, the religious freedoms of the Lord’s people are being restricted in the name of tolerance. I read a quote recently that basically said that, in a world of lies, the truth tellers are the enemy. Well, God’s people are the truth tellers, or at least we should be.

    I had a great conversation with a dear sister in the Lord this week, and she recounted going to play golf with a lady who claims to be a minister for the Lord. Yet she says that there are some parts of the Bible that she willfully ignores or does not consider because it does not fit her beliefs. This kind of confusion is rampant in religion. In 2 Timothy 3:16-17 we see these words,

    “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”

    Notice the first words “ALL SCRIPTURE,” not just the ones we like, but ALL is given by the inspiration of God; another term is “God-breathed” and is profitable. For one to forgo some of the scripture is to question if it is God-breathed and its profitability This is the very height of arrogance. For a mere human to determine that something that God has said is not profitable is to declare that you, a mere human, knows more than God.

    Since the scripture is profitable, since it is God-breathed, we are to hold it in high regard; we are to cherish it and study it, and find out what God is saying to us with the goal of being “perfect and thoroughly furnished (equipped) unto all good works.” Sadly, this kind of arrogance is eating into the very foundation of Christianity. One very prominent ‘church’ leader recently alluded to the idea that we no longer need the Old Testament, yet God says ALL scripture is profitable. Once again, a mere man trying to usurp God’s clearly stated directive. Run from these people; run I say! Run far! Find a Bible- believing, Bible-teaching and Bible-cherishing church, one where the Pastor carefully and deliberately handles God’s Holy word.

    The Lamb’s Wife, verse 9-11

    In john 14:1-3 we see these beautiful words of promise. Words that tells us the Jewish story of the betrothed man. In our case, Jesus is the betrothed husband and we the bride.

    “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 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. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

    John was there when Jesus said this. Now he is seeing it with his own eyes. This is the place where the Bride of Christ will live. Notice that John had to be carried to a great mountain to see this place in all its glory. This is like no other city you have ever seen. You mouth will be slack-jawed for a long time once your eyes set on this sight. This reminds me of the verses in 1 Peter 2:11; we are sojourners here and should long for our new home.

    “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.”

    Too many of us Christians are settled on earth, and we are content here. There is no real longing for our new home. No real desire to go there unless we are on our death bed; and all too often, we live as though we are not true resident aliens. I do believe in aliens; I am one. This world is not my home. I long, like Abraham, for a city whose builder is God (Hebrews 11:10). This beautiful place is our home; in it are our dwelling places, and they will be all we ever need. There will be no want there, no lack, no loss and no desire for more.

    Our New Home, verses 12-21

    This place is huge. Sometimes we do not get the size of it. Let me help you. The place is 2,250,000 square miles, but it is also 1,500 miles high, so it is actually 3,375,000,000-cubit miles in its size. The largest state in the US according to square miles is Alaska at 571,951. That is more than twice the state of Texas. The Holy city is almost 4 times the square miles of Alaska. In Canada, our province of Quebec relates the best to Alaska at 595,391 square miles. So, this Holy city is about 4 times the size of Quebec as well. This is huge. Think of how many cities we have in a province, yet this one city, the new Jerusalem, is 4 times the size of one of our provinces.

    The population of this is going to be huge. Between the Bride of Christ and angels and whatever else or whomever else is here, this population is going to be like the sands of the seashore. Certainly, more than any could count. It is bright and beautiful.

    There are 12 gates, each bearing the name of a Jewish tribe; we are not told which ones they will be. Tribes like Dan, for instance, that helped Israel go into idolatry may not get a gate, or maybe the tribe of Joseph is united as one tribe. Does the tribe of Levi get a gate or does God have some special place for them in accordance with their call as His special tribe? It may be that the names are written in the order that they lived in the wilderness. In Numbers 2 we find the order in which the tribes were placed around the Tabernacle. From the website http://www.steintothestory.ca we see the image.

    There are twelve foundations upon which the city is built, and they are named after the 12 apostles. Once again, we cannot be sure which apostles; there were 11 left in Acts 1:15-26, and the people in the Upper room elected Mathias to take the place of Judas who had killed himself. But, not long after this, Jesus confronts Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus; and upon arriving in Damascus, he is met by Ananias and addressed as brother, in Acts 9:17. Then he is baptized. In 1 Corinthians 15:8, Paul addresses himself as an apostle born out of season,

    “And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.” `

    So, whose names will appear on these foundations? I do not know. You need to be there to see it for yourself. Jesus is the only way.

    We find that those who love God, those who love Jesus, have always longed for a new place, a better place, a new home. See Hebrews 12:22-24,

    “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”

    Further in Hebrews 13:12-14, we see that Jesus died outside the city as an identity with us, those who seek a new home, a new place. Those of us that are not settled here, we are out of place and longing for a new home.

    “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.”

    We identify with Jesus as a people without a city. He came to the earthly Jerusalem, but the Heavenly Jerusalem is His true home. The earthly one rejected Him, but the Heavenly one welcomes Him. This earth rejects us because we are in Jesus. Thus, we look for a new home, a permanent home, a peaceful home; and here, in Revelation, John got to see it and talk a bit about it.

    So, here is the question to you: is there a dwelling in this new Jerusalem for you? Has Jesus gone to prepare a place for you? John 14:5-6 completes the thought about how to have a place in this new Jerusalem; it is clear and simply, Jesus is the Way.

    “Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

    Missionarybaptistchurch76@yahoo.ca

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