COMFORT VS POVERTY REVERSED
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table:
moreover the dogs
came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into
the rich man also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off,
and Lazarus in his
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,
that he may dip the
tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy
good things, and likewise
Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that
they which would pass
from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come
into this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead,
they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will
they be persuaded,
though one rose from the dead." (Luke 16:19-31)
UNTIL CHRIST BE FORMED IN YOU
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be
formed in you,
I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I
stand in doubt of you.
Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a
bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but
he of the freewoman was by
Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the
one from the mount Sinai, which
gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem
which now is, and is in
bondage with her children.
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us
all." (Galatians 4:19-26)
NOTE: Exegesis is on
CAUGHT UP IN CLOUDS TO MEET CHRIST
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them
also which sleep in Jesus will God
bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which
are alive and remain unto the
coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with
the voice of the archangel, and
with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet
the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words." (I
The Third Heaven
"It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions
and revelations of the Lord.
I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the
body, I cannot tell; or whether out
of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to
the third heaven.
And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I
cannot tell: God knoweth;)
How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable
words, which it is not lawful for a
man to utter." ( II Corinthians 12:1-4)
"Little Season and "A Thousand Years"
NOTE: If you can comprehend the "little season" without striving
by isogesis to put a number on it, which God would have told you
if He had wanted us to know, a number that is not too small and
not very long; then you can also understand "a" or "the thousand
years"--never one thousand years--as a very long time but shorter
"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the
souls of them that were slain for
the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy
and true, dost thou not judge and
avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was
said unto them, that they should
rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their
brethren, that should be killed as
they were, should be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:9-11)
"And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of
the bottomless pit and a great chain
in his hand.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil,
and Satan, and bound him a
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a
seal upon him, that he should
deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be
fulfilled: and after that he must be
loosed a little season.
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was
given unto them: and I saw the souls
of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the
word of God, and which had not
worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his
mark upon their foreheads, or in
their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years
were finished. This is the first
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on
such the second death hath no
power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall
reign with him a thousand years.
And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed
out of his prison,
And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four
quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog,
to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the
sand of the sea.
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the
camp of the saints about, and the
beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and
brimstone, where the beast and
the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose
face the earth and the heaven
fled away; and there was found no place for them.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the
books were opened: and another
book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were
judged out of those things which were
written in the books, according to their works.
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which
were in them: and they were judged every man according to their
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast
into the lake of fire." (Revelation 20)
"A PLACE FOR YOU"
Quote and Exegesis of John 14:1-11
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in
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 unto myself; that where I
am, there ye may be also." (John 14:1-3)
Continued on PLACE FOR YOU
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