Heaven is simply either, the sky, or righteousness.
So if we shed the false notion that heaven is a place and realize that according to scripture and the dictionary, heaven is not a place, but a space, a consciousness, a mind set, righteousness.
If heaven was real, and was a place, or even a thing, then there would be a word for it that only means heaven. It's own word. But there isn't. None of the definitions or words for heaven imply or define heaven the way we have been fooled into thinking it is.
Heaven is an invention just as hell is. Hell is the grave. Hell is not the place we have been fooled into believing it is. Without a heaven, or hell, how else would Catholicism sell indulgences and control the people? There is no purgatory either. Neither is there a “rapture”.
It must also be understood that in the ancient world, the gods were connected with the land or region that was that god's domain. For example, there were some nations that thought that Yahweh was the god of the valley, because Israel won those wars in the valleys. The Canaanites had different gods and different tribes of them elsewhere had different gods. Yahweh is called the God of the skies and the land. He rules everywhere.
Once we start thinking of the words that heaven is, scripture makes more sense. Those words, fitting the context, would be: the sky, the skies, the air, the expanse, the atmosphere, space, on high, elevation, happiness, power, eternity, righteousness.
The God of righteousness (heaven). The God of the sky and the land. The kingdom of righteousness (heaven).
H8064 shâmayim shâmeh shaw-mah'-yim, shaw-meh'
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve): - air, X astrologer, heaven (-s).
The definition of HEAVEN above describes the sky. The atmosphere with the clouds following the arch of the globe. It even describes space, where the moon, planets and stars are. It wouldn't be a stretch to also include the galaxy.
Nowhere in the definition describes a place, rather it describes an expanse.
1. Elevated in place; high; as a lofty tower; a lofty mountain. [But it expresses more than high, or at least is more emphatical, poetical and elegant.]
2. Elevated in condition or character.
Thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy - Isa 57.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Septuagint: 15 Thus saith the Most High, who dwells on high for ever, Holy in the holies, is His name, the Most High resting in the holies, and giving patience to the faint-hearted, and giving life to the broken-hearted:
57:16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before Me, and the souls which I have made.
Psalm 85:5 Wilt you be angry with us for ever? wilt you draw out your anger to all generations?
From the Dead Sea Scrolls: 57:16 I will not accuse forever (of idolatry), nor will I always be angry, for then (if I remain angry), the spirit would grow faint before Me, the souls which I created.
57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him (Jacob): I hid Me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
They kept the idolatry in their hearts.
Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
3. Proud; haughty; as lofty looks. Isa 2.
Isaiah 2:11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and Yahweh alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of Yahweh of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
4. Elevated in sentiment or diction; sublime; as lofty strains; lofty rhyme.
5. Stately; dignified; as lofty steps.
1. On high; in the air; high above the ground; as, the eagle soars aloft.
2. In seamen's language, in the top; at the mast head; or on the higher yards or rigging. Hence on the upper part, as of a building.
So lofty could be described as a state of mind. The only state of mind that could enter heaven would be a righteous, obedient, loyal mind full of knowledge and understanding. Since heaven is not a place, and rather it is a state of mind, where would a state of mind dwell? It could only be in an expanse.
Below are a few verses of the 421 times that the word heaven (H8064) is used.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven (H8064- sky) and the earth (land).
It must be stated that earth does not mean earth. Earth in the language of scripture means land. World means society, and only a small handful of the time is it referring to the globe.
In the Hebrew it reads the sky and the land.
1:7 And God made the firmament (dome, vault of the sky, expanse), and divided the waters which were under the firmament (expanse) from the waters which were above the firmament (expanse): and it was so.
Firmament comes from raqiya, meaning an expanse. The arch or vault of the sky, a dome.
1:8 And God called the firmament (expanse) Heaven (H8064- 'skies'). And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Heaven is shamayim shameh, meaning sky.
This is telling us that waters above (clouds, moisture) were divided by the expanse from the water on the earth.
Verse 8 is also the only time Heaven is capitalized. It shouldn't be.
1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven (H8064- sky) be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament (expanse) of the heaven (H8064- sky) to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament (expanse) of the heaven (H8064- sky) to give light upon the earth (land): and it was so.
So are these verses saying that the sun, moon and planets are in the firmament of heaven? Is heaven inside our solar system? No, because heaven means the sky.
1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth (land) in the open firmament (expanse) of heaven (H8064- the sky).
Why do the birds get to fly in heaven? Do people that fly in planes get to fly through heaven?
They don't because heaven is simply the sky.
1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air (H8064- sky), and over the cattle, and over all the earth (land), and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth (land).
Air is the same word in Hebrew as heaven, shamayim shameh. This is the word we are studying here. Why did the KJV put 'of the air' instead of heaven? Because the deception that there is a place called heaven is a destructive doctrine that leads to lack of understanding.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject you...
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens (H8064- skies) and the earth (land) were finished, and all the host of them.
2:4 These are the generations of the heavens (H8064- skies) and of the earth (land) when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth (land) and the heavens (H8064- skies),
Generations is tol dah (toledaw), meaning descent, family, history, lineage.
So now we have the sky and the land and all the living things in them. The sky and land have taken shape and life is functioning. History is being made. Families of animals and man are beginning to multiply.
2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air (H8064- sky), and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Air is the same word in Hebrew as heaven, shamayim shameh. Again, the word we are studying.
Genesis 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven (H8064- the sky, atmosphere) were opened.
7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
So is the rain from heaven or from the sky?
Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven (H8064- the sky); and let us make us a name (for ourselves), lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth (land).
Genesis 15:5 And He (Yahweh) brought him (Abram) forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven (H8064- the sky), and tell the stars, if you be able to number them: and He said unto him, So shall your seed be.
Genesis 19:24 Then Yahweh rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Yahweh out of heaven (H8064- the sky);
Genesis 22:11 And the angel of Yahweh called unto him out of heaven (H8064- the sky), and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
Yahweh's messenger called Abraham out of the expanse of the sky. Heaven would have to be really close if we can hear voices from it.
If we simply think sky when we see the word heaven, then scripture seems to come down to earth and we can deepen our understanding.
Genesis 26:4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven (H8064- the sky), and will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed shall all the nations of the earth (land) be blessed;
Genesis 28:12 And he (Jacob) dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth (land), and the top of it reached to heaven (H8064- the sky): and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Exodus 10:21 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand toward heaven (H8064- the sky), that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.
Exodus 20:22 And Yahweh said unto Moses, Thus you shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven (H8064- the sky).
Leviticus 26:19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven (H8064- sky) as iron, and your earth (land) as brass (bronze):
Our sky, or air will be heavy, burdened, because of disobedience.
26:20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
Psalm 127:1 Except Yahweh build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except Yahweh keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
26:21 And if you walk contrary unto Me, and will not hearken unto Me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
Deuteronomy 4:39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in your heart, that Yahweh He is God in heaven (H8064- the sky) above, and upon the earth (land) beneath: there is none else.
Deuteronomy 9:1 Hear, O Israel: You art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven (H8064- the sky),
Did those Canaanites build cities all the way up to heaven, or just the sky?
Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold, the heaven (H8064- sky) and the heaven (H8064- sky) of heavens (H8064- skies) is Yahweh's your God, the earth (land) also, with all that therein is.
The sky and the sky of skies is Yahweh's. The whole expanse is His.
Deuteronomy 30:10 If you shalt hearken unto the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if you turn unto Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.
30:11 For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off.
30:12 It (The Word) is not in heaven (H8064- the sky), that you shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven (H8064- the sky), and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
30:14 But the Word is very nigh unto you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you mayest do it.
Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith (allegiance) speaketh on this wise, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven (the sky)? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what saith it? The Word is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the Word of faith (allegiance), which we preach;
This Word is is the very key to what heaven is. The word Word is logos, which means the plan. The plan is truth, truth is knowledge and understanding of the Word. The Word fulfilled is heaven. Heaven is the expanse of Yahweh. Christ showed us The Way. He was the first fulfillment of the Word.
Deuteronomy 33:26 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun (Israel), who rideth upon the heaven (H8064 the sky) in your help, and in His excellency on the sky (H7834- on the clouds).
The sky is the expanse, the firmament, the clouds.
Clouds often represent people, in this case Israel. Yahweh rides upon His people who obey Him and prove His excellency.
1Samuel 17:44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give your flesh unto the fowls of the air (H8064- sky), and to the beasts of the field.
Goliath wasn't going to give David's flesh to the fowls of heaven, but to the fowls of the sky.
2Samuel 18:9 And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head (hair) caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven (H8064- the sky) and the earth (the land); and the mule that was under him went away.
Absalom was not hanging by his hair from heaven, he was hanging in the air with his hair in the oak branches.
2Samuel 21:10 And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven (H8064- sky), and suffered neither the birds of the air (H8064- sky) to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.
Both are the same word we are studying. Both mean the same thing. The sky.
2Samuel 22:12 And He made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies (H7834- thick clouds of the air).
Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about Him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne.
Righteousness and judgment are His habitation, not some place called “heaven”. If Yahweh is everywhere, why would He be in a place?
1Kings 8:30 And hearken You to the supplication of Your servant (Solomon), and of your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear You in heaven (H8064- the sky) your dwelling place: and when You hearest, forgive.
Yahweh dwell in the air, the expanse.
1Kings 18:45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven (H8064- the sky) was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
2Chronicles 6:23 Then hear you from heaven (H8064- the sky), and do, and judge your servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
Hear from where? The sky, the expanse. Thy dwelling place.
Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about Him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne.
When the righteous are justified they can dwell in Yahweh's expanse (sky).
Ezra 1:2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, Yahweh God of heaven (H8064- the sky, the expanse) hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth (land); and He hath charged me to build Him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Isaiah 45:1 Thus saith Yahweh to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden (strengthened), to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build My city, and he shall let go My captives, not for price nor reward, saith Yahweh of hosts.
It is evident that Cyrus was an Adamite, likely a Shemite, and possibly an Israelite, hence anointed.
Yahweh only anointed Abraham's son Isaac's seed through Jacob.
Cyrus allowed the Judahites to return to Jerusalem to rebuild.
Ezra 5:11 And thus they (the Israelites) returned us (Apharsachites) answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven (H8065- the sky) and earth (land), and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up.
The God of the sky and the land.
Ezra 7:23 Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven (H8065- the sky), let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven (H8065- the sky): for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
Ezra 7:1-26 is a letter from King Artaxerxes to Ezra. Heaven is the sky, the skies, and all the expanse of space and time.
Nehemiah 2:4 Then the king said unto me, For what dost you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven (H8064- the sky, righteousness).
Is He just the God of heaven? No, heaven is the expanse, the air, the firmament, the atmosphere, the space, all the space, all the expanse.
Job 15:15 Behold, He putteth no trust in His saints; yea, the heavens (H8064- the skies) are not clean in His sight.
So is heaven clean or not?
Job 35:5 Look unto the heavens (H8064- the skies), and see; and behold the clouds (H7834) which are higher than you.
Clouds are in the sky. So are the clouds higher than heaven?
Job 37:3 He directeth it (His voice) under the whole heaven (H8064- the sky), and His lightning unto the ends of the earth (land).
These are things happening in our atmosphere and on the land.
Job 37:18 Hast you with Him spread out the sky (H7834- clouds), which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
Job 41:11 Who hath prevented Me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven (H8064- the sky) is Mine.
Psalm 2:4 He that sitteth (dwells) in the heavens (H8064- skies) shall laugh: Yahweh shall have them in derision.
So we will be in derision in heaven? No, since heaven also means lofty, as in set on high, proud, it only makes sense that heaven is the sky, or loftiness. Pride.
Psalm 8:3 When I consider Your heavens (H8064- the skies), the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You hast ordained (established);
Psalm 14:2 Yahweh looked down from heaven (H8064- the sky) upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
It says seek God, not heaven. God is heaven (the expanse).
Psalm 36:5 Your mercy, O Yahweh, is in the heavens (H8064- skies); and Your faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
Psalm 57:10 For Your mercy is great unto the heavens (H8064- the skies), and Your truth unto the clouds.
Clouds represent His people. His mercy and truth is in the expanse, air, firmament of His people.
H6160 arabah a desert; especially (with the article prefixed) the (generally) sterile valley of the Jordan and its continuation to the Red Sea: - Arabah, champaign, desert, evening, heaven, plain, wilderness.
Most of the 61 verses use the word plains.
Psalm 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to His name: extol Him that rideth upon the heavens (H6160- deserts) by His name YAHWEH, and rejoice before Him.
Here the heavens are referring to the desert. The context of Psalm 68 is about scattering His hated enemies, military victories.
Here are a few examples of the use of H6160.
Numbers 22:1 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains (H6160) of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho.
Deuteronomy 11:30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign (H6160) over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?
Champaign is a flat open country. Plains at the end of this verse comes from H436, which is an oak grove.
Joshua 18:18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah (H6160) northward, and went down unto Arabah (H6160):
Arabah is a place in Palestine, meaning house of the desert.
Job 24:5 Behold, as wild asses in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey: the wilderness (H6160) yieldeth food for them and for their children.
Isaiah 35:1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them (tribes of Israel); and the desert (H6160) shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
The gospel caught up with the Israelites who migrated into Europe, which was a wilderness (desert). The blossoming as a rose is the Word that flourished during the Reformation.
Jeremiah 5:6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings (H6160) shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.
Psalm 104:20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
So we can see with H6160 that heaven is not talking about some place in the sky where God is, rather it is referring to the desert, wilderness, and plains, and in one verse, evenings.
Psalm 77:18 The voice of Your thunder was in the heaven (H1534- rolled): the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
Was is in italics, meaning it is an added word by the translators.
The rolling thing thing would be the air.
TS2009 has: “The voice of Your thunder rolled along...”
The Septuagint has: “The voice of Your thunder was abroad, and around...”
Psalm 83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel (H1534- a whirling dust); as the stubble before the wind.
Psalm 89:6 For who in the heaven (H7834- clouds) can be compared (can set things in order like) unto Yahweh? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto Yahweh?
The sons of the mighty. The sons are the race of Adam. The mighty refers to Yahweh. Clouds often represent a group of people or divine beings. Here the group would be the race of Adam.
89:35 Once have I sworn by My holiness that I will not lie unto David.
89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before Me.
89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven (H7834- sky). Selah.
A faithful witness in the skies. The context is the promise that as long as there is the sun and moon in the skies, David's seed would always sit on the throne. Hence Queen Elizabeth II.
Psalm 115:16 The heaven (H8064- the sky), even the heavens (H8064- the skies), are Yahweh's: but the earth (land) hath He given to the children of men (Adam).
So are we going to dwell in heaven or on earth? Well, we pray His Will be done on earth (land) as in heaven (the sky), and we rule with Christ on earth in the new heaven and earth. This can only describe the expanse we will dwell in when we achieve righteousness.
Psalm 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven (H8064- the sky), You art there: if I make my bed in hell (the grave), behold, You art there.
Yahweh does not reside in heaven or in hell, both of which do not exist. He is in the expanse that includes the sky and the grave (land of the dead).
Psalm 147:8 Who covereth the heaven (H8064- the sky) with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth (land), who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
The clouds are His people Israel who spread His word (rain) upon the land and brings forth growth upon the kingdoms (mountains).
Proverbs 3:20 By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds (H7834) drop down the dew.
We could say the heavens drop down the dew, because the clouds are in the sky. The clouds hold moisture.
Proverbs 30:19 The way of an eagle in the air (H8064- sky); the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
In the air is the same word for heaven that we are studying. The sky.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven (H8064- the sky, expanse), and you upon earth (land): therefore let your words be few.
Ecclesiastes 12:6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel (H1534- a wheel) broken at the cistern.
Isaiah 5:28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels (H1534- chariot wheels) like a whirlwind:
5:29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens (H6183- clouds) thereof.
The heavens in this verse is are the clouds. H6183 is used once, and it means cloud, mist.
Isaiah 13:5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven (H8064- the visible sky), even Yahweh, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole land.
This is a reference of the Medes and Persians which defeated the Babylonians. They didn't come from heaven. They came from a far country. If you look out at the horizon, you see the arch of the sky. This is part of the definition of heaven.
Isaiah 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing (H1534- storm whirling the dust) before the whirlwind.
Isaiah 34:4 And all the host of heaven (H8064- the sky) shall be dissolved, and the heavens (H8064- skies) shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
The hosts of heaven were worshiped by the children of Israel. The gods and goddesses of the ancient pagan world that represented them.
Psalm 102:26 They shall perish, but you shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt you change them, and they shall be changed:
Ezekiel 32:7 And when I shall put you out, I will cover the heaven (the sky), and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
8 All the bright lights of heaven (the sky) will I make dark over you, and set darkness upon your land, saith Yahweh GOD.
34:5 For My sword shall be bathed in heaven (H8064- the skies): behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of My curse, to judgment.
Idumea are the Edomite Jews. Descendants of Esau. The people of Yahweh's curse are the Jews, the Canaanites, the Edomites, the offspring of the fallen angels, the scribes, Sadducees and Pharisees, the Herodians! Satan is the prince of the air!
Ezekiel 36:5 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, which have appointed My land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
This officially happened in 1948 when the Edomite Jews “appointed My land into their possession”.
34:6 The sword of Yahweh is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for Yahweh hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
The sheep (Israel) that hang around the goats (Jews) will be slaughtered. In other words, the “churches” that teach Christ is a Jew will be slaughtered along with the Jews.
The land of Idumea is also wherever the children of Esau dwell. Their dwelling is here in America, NY, in Europe, London, and their own private (stolen) safe haven Palestine.
Isaiah 40:15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust (H7834- fine dust) of the balance: behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
The context is about comfort for His people Israel. They were punished, purged and refined. Made small by comminute (by trituration or attrition) – beat, worn. Now He expects them to follow His Ways. He goes on to say that the other nations are nothing.
40:17 All nations before Him are as nothing; and they are counted to Him less than nothing, and vanity.
Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the land are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of sky, and among the inhabitants of the land: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, What doest you?
It is the children of Israel that are His chosen and called out people. It is we who bring forth fruit and follow His law and seek Him. It is our duty as His children to honor Him and be the light to society.
Isaiah 47:13 You art wearied in the multitude of your counsels. Let now the astrologers (H8064- observers of the skies), the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save you from these things that shall come upon you.
Astrologers is part of the definition of heaven. What do astrologers do? They observe the sky.
Isaiah 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven (H8064- the sky), and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth (land), and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens (H8064- skies) and a new earth (land): and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new sky and a new land: for the first sky and the first land were passed away; and there was no more sea (unrighteous people).
2Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new skies and a new land, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
The first heaven and earth is the firmament or expanse that we dwell in in unrighteousness, this mortal life. When we enter the new heaven and earth, the dwelling place is righteousness as 2Peter states. The new heaven is the expanse of incorruption, where Yahweh dwells.
Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens (H8064- skies) and the new earth (land), which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith Yahweh, so shall your seed and your name remain.
We don't go to a place, we go to a being.
Jeremiah 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven (H8064- the sky) knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but My people know not the judgment of Yahweh.
Jeremiah 10:11 Thus shall you say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens (H8065- the skies) and the earth (land), even they shall perish from the earth (land), and from under these heavens (H8065- skies).
Psalm 96:5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but Yahweh made the heavens (skies).
10:12 He hath made the earth (land) by His power, He hath established the world (society) by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens (H8064- skies) by His discretion.
10:13 When He uttereth His voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens (H8064- skies), and He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth (land); He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of His treasures.
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith Yahweh. Do not I fill heaven (H8064- the sky) and earth (land)? saith Yahweh.
Jeremiah 44:18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven (H8064- the sky), and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
The queen of heaven is not God's wife.
This title referred to Ishtar, an Assyrian and Babylonian goddess also called Ashtoreth and Astarte by various other groups. She was thought to be the wife of the false god Baal, also known as Molech. This is also where we get Easter. Yes, Easter is a pagan holiday and has nothing to do with Christ. The worship of Astarte was introduced by Jezebel.
Heaven is also defined as lofty, elevated in condition or character. The queen of heaven is an elevated goddess.
Jeremiah 47:3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels (H1534- wheels), the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;
Ezekiel 10:2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels (H1534- whirling), even under the cherub, and fill your hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.
10:6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels (H1534), from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels (H212).
10:13 As for the wheels (H212), it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel (H1534- whirling).
H212 means to revolve, a wheel.
Ezekiel 23:24 And they shall come against you with chariots, wagons, and wheels (H1534), and with an assembly of people, which shall set against you buckler and shield and helmet round about: and I will set judgment before them, and they shall judge you according to their judgments.
Ezekiel 26:10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover you: your walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels (H1534), and of the chariots, when he shall enter into your gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.
The following is the dream of Nebuchadnezzar.
Daniel 4:11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven (H8065- the sky), and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth (land):
4:12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven (H8065- the sky) dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.
The tree did not reach heaven, nor were the fowls of heaven. Heaven is the sky.
This tree represents the Babylonian merchantile system. The children of Adam and the beasts of the field all have shadow under it together. Their all eating from the same system. Just like today, which is Mystery Babylon the eighth beast.
Daniel 4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven (H8065- the sky), till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.
Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven (H8065- the Elahh of the sky), all whose works are truth, and His ways judgment: and those that walk in pride He is able to abase.
After Nebuchadnezzar's seven years of insanity, he praised the God of the sky, of the expanse, of all space and everything.
Daniel 7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven (H8065- the sky), shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.
Luke 1:33 And He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
The kingdom is on earth. The earth is under the whole sky, atmosphere, expanse.
Joel 2:30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens (H8064- the skies) and in the earth (land), blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
Malachi 3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith Yahweh of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven (H8064- the sky), and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
The tithes would be righteousness, deeds and acts of obedience and love toward our brethren (race). When we walk in His Ways, He opens the windows of His expanse of righteousness and pours upon us blessings. If we store enough righteousness in the storehouse we will enter the kingdom of His expanse (heaven), which is righteousness.
Heaven is not a place that is up, or out there, or where we will go. Heaven is within us. We are children of the Most High, and when we act accordingly, we attain the kingdom of righteousness.
It is clear that the OT does not teach of a place in the sky or space that heaven exists. Heaven is not described by material things nor with streets paved with gold. Heaven is simply the sky, the air, atmosphere, firmament and expanse which includes the celestial bodies. Heaven is righteousness.
Now let's examine the Greek to see if a place called “heaven” exists.
Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is at hand.
The kingdom of happiness, power, eternity, righteousness is at hand. This is what Christ is, this is what heaven is. Repentance and and the constant attempt to imitate Christ is how we achieve the kingdom of righteousness.
Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness).
Righteousness is G1343, equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification: - righteousness.
Equity: equal, even, level, Justice, right. The Prince shall judge the people with equity. Psa 98.
Psalm 98:1 A Psalm. O sing unto Yahweh a new song; for He hath done marvellous things: His right hand, and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory.
2 Yahweh hath made known His salvation (victory): His righteousness (vindication) hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen (nations).
3 He hath remembered His mercy and His truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth (land) have seen the salvation (victory) of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise unto Yahweh, all the earth (land): make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
5 Sing unto Yahweh with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before Yahweh, the King.
7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world (society), and they that dwell therein.
8 Let the floods (rivers) clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together
9 Before (At the presence of) Yahweh; for He cometh to judge the earth (land): with righteousness shall He judge the world (society), and the people with equity.
With righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity. Isa 11.
Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about Him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne.
Yahshua Christ dwells in righteousness (heaven). When we are judged with equity, we are either going to die a second death, which is forever, or we are going to put on our Shekinah Glory. We will be as Christ when He ascended. That is heaven. That is righteousness. That is the kingdom of righteousness. And that will be the kingdom on earth.
Matthew 5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven (G3772); for it is God's throne:
The definition of throne is Power. We have no power to swear. It is not Christian to swear or make oaths. We do not have any power to guarantee them.
Think of it this way. Swear not at all; neither by righteousness; for it is Yahweh's Power.
Matthew 5:48 Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven (G3772- righteousness) is perfect.
Perfect comes from teleios, meaning complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.);
Righteousness is perfection. Father Yahweh is perfect. Christ Yahshua was perfect. He gave us the model, He showed us the example. This is what we must strive to imitate.
Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (G3772- righteousness).
Thy kingdom, can only be righteousness. Thy will, can only be righteousness. The abode of Yahweh is righteousness. Righteousness is a dimension of being, an expanse, a consciousness. The earth does not have righteousness. When Christ returns, all unrighteousness will be consumed by fire. Only righteousness will remain, hence the kingdom of righteousness.
Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air (G3772- the sky): for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly (G3770) Father feedeth them. Are you not much better than they?
Air is the same word used for heaven, which we are studying. Here the context of heaven is air.
Our heavenly (G3770) Father is our Father who dwells in righteousness. G3770 is an adjective describing the dwelling place of Yahweh, which is in righteousness.
Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
Here we are warned that “the kingdom of the heavens suffers violence, and the violent ones plunder it”. In Luke at chapter 16:16 a similar statement, made to a different audience, reads a little differently: “The law and the prophets were until John. From then the Kingdom of Yahweh is proclaimed and all force their way into it.” Look at America, founded under God by our white ancestors, the true children of the tribes of Jacob. We allowed our enemy (the Jews) to infiltrate our Christian way of life, and as a result, they opened the gates to aliens and they plunder it. The Jews are descendants of Cain and of Esau. Our mortal enemies.
We can also understand verse 12 as a reference to Christ. Christ is the kingdom, He suffered violence, and the violent (the Jews) took Him and murdered Him by force.
The next few verses are the parables that Christ uses to describe heaven to us.
These are still G3772 verses of heaven.
Matthew 13:24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
13:26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
13:27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not you sow good seed in your field? from whence then hath it tares?
13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt you then that we go and gather them up?
13:29 But he said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.
13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Matthew 13:31 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Micah 4:1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of Yahweh shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. (Isa 2:2-3)
13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air (G3772- the sky) come and lodge in the branches thereof.
Isaiah 60:21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I Yahweh will hasten it in his time.
Mountains represent kingdoms.
We were a small nation, or race, to start. Adam-1 Noah-8 Jacob and his family in Egypt-72. The white race is as the stars of heaven (the sky). The Jews are a small number and never did or will fit the prophecies that describe the children of Israel (the white race).
13:33 Another parable spake He unto them; The kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Here we can see a similarity of three ages.
Adam-Noah, Noah-1st Advent, 1st Advent- present age.
Evil infiltrated good unnoticed, polluted it and then came destruction.
Adam to Noah: the flood, the evil people of that area drowned.
Noah to the 1st Advent: destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and The Edomite Jews fled to Khazaria. The Jews and their deceptions were held in check for a 1000 years while the Reformation spread.
1st Advent to the present age: after the message was spread, and America became the greatest nation in the world, again, the children of darkness infiltrated and corrupted our whole way of life.
1Corinthians 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know you not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Leaven is error, sin, unrighteousness. Bondage.
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:7 Ye did run well; who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?
8 This persuasion cometh not of Him that calleth you.
9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
Matthew 13:36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and His disciples came unto Him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
13:37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; (Yahshua)
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The Greek word for 'Word' is logos, which means intent, or The Plan. What was the plan? To exhibit righteousness. Christ did that. Perfectly. Adam was supposed to do that. We are to do that. The Word, or The Plan is that we imitate our Prince who fulfilled it.
13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
The children of the kingdom, the wheat that bows when ripe, are those of the race of Adam. Israelites. Descendants of the 12 tribes of Jacob Israel. The Anglo-Saxon nations of the world.
The children of the wicked one, the tares, which are a poisonous weed and stands straight up in arrogance, are those of the race of the descendants of Cain and Esau. Canaanites/Edomites. The Jews are direct descendants of Cain and Esau.
13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world (age); and the reapers are the angels.
The devil is the 'serpent' in the garden and father of Cain.
The harvest is the end of the age, the results of our disobedience and allowing the enemy in.
13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world (age).
Wait, didn't Jesus miss the part about the “rapture” first?
13:41 The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
So the “churches” teach that Jesus makes a “fly by” and takes them away in the “rapture”.
In verse 41, Christ Himself explains what happens. Read 41 again.
13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will will be done, ON EARTH as it is in heaven (the expanse of God).
If the “rapture” were scriptural, wouldn't it have been taught by Christ Himself?
We can see that the kingdom is righteousness, righteousness is heaven, heaven is where righteousness is. When Christ returns, righteousness (heaven) will be on earth.
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Philippians 3:7 The things that were gain to me, those I have regarded as loss on account of the Anointed Christ.
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the prevailing of the knowledge of Christ Yahshua my Prince: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I would gain Christ,
Israel is the treasure. The field is the world. Christ died for His race, the Adamic world. He bought the treasure (us) with His blood.
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if you will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine:
Psalm 135:4 For Yahweh hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar treasure.
Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation (preservation): the fear of Yahweh is His treasure.
Malachi 3:17 And they shall be Mine, saith Yahweh of hosts, in that day when I make up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
Zechariah 9:16 And Yahweh their God shall save them in that day as the flock of His people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon His land.
The field is the world and we are His treasure. His will is for us to have the wisdom and knowledge of our history, so that our purpose is not a mystery, and when we are on His Path, we will achieve righteousness (heaven). We don't go anywhere to be righteous, we become the kingdom of righteousness.
13:45 Again, the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
13:46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
When a man realizes the truth of the Gospel, and the magnificence of his inheritance in it, he lays aside all of his worldly interests and he pursues the knowledge and understanding of the Gospel along with what things it requires of him.
Isaiah 33:5 Yahweh is exalted; for He dwelleth on high: He hath filled Zion (represents the children of Israel) with judgment and righteousness.
6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation (preservation): the fear of Yahweh is His treasure.
When we are unrighteous we lack fear, fear of His punishment.
Revelation 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
Revelation 21:21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
Proverbs 2:4 If you seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
3:14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
8:10 Receive My instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and My revenue than choice silver.
13:47 Again, the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
The word is kind in the KJV, but since the Greek word is genos it is race here.
Genos means diversity, stock, offspring, nation, race.
13:48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world (age): the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
13:50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Notice Christ is taking the wicked out. The “churches” teach it backwards with the “rapture” doctrine.
The kingdom is like a net, a net gathers all the kinds (races). Only one is capable of righteousness, and that righteous people are the kingdom.
Verse 48 is Judgment Day. Verses 49 and 50 are the wrath and consuming fire of Yahweh consuming all unrighteousness. The remains are the righteous of our people. Hence, the kingdom of righteousness.
13:51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto Him, Yea, Prince.
13:52 Then said He unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
Things is italicized, meaning added by the translators.
His treasure is His people, the children of Israel. Those of the OT and Old Covenant, and their offspring, those of the NT and New Covenant. Both are Israelites. Both are witnesses. Both achieve righteousness.
Matthew 16:2 He answered and said unto them (Pharisees), When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky (G3772) is red.
Sky, the same word for heaven.
16:3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky (G3772) is red and lowring. O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky (G3772); but can you not discern the signs of the times?
16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation (race) seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah. And He left them, and departed.
Christ did not try to convert the serpent seed Pharisees and Sadducees. But He did give them a chance to repent, after all they did have Abraham for a father, through Esau. But Esau race mixed and none of them are purebloods. A mixed race cannot hold the Spirit, they are broken cisterns.
As usual, the Jews cannot understand the words of Christ because they do not have His Spirit in them.
Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness).
Converted means to turn back (again). Reverse. Unless we return to our true self, which is the Spirit, the flesh will keep us out of righteousness (heaven).
Matthew 18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
18:24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
18:25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his master commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.
18:26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
18:27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that you owest.
18:29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all.
18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
18:31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their master all that was done.
18:32 Then his master, after that he had called him, said unto him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you desiredst me:
18:33 Shouldest not you also have had compassion on your fellowservant, even as I had pity on you?
18:34 And his master was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
18:35 So likewise shall My heavenly (G2032- righteous) Father do also unto you, if you from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Proverbs 21:13 Whoso stoppeth (shut, close) his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
A parable of forgiveness.
We know that heaven is the sky, the expanse. We know that Yahweh dwells in the expanse. We know that righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne. Our heavenly Father is in His heavenly (righteous) origin or sanctuary. On high, in power, elevated for eternity G3772.
Matthew 20:1 For the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3 And he went out about the third (9am) hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,
20:4 And said unto them; Go you also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.
20:5 Again he went out about the sixth (noon) and ninth (3pm) hour, and did likewise.
20:6 And about the eleventh (5pm) hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand you here all the day idle?
20:7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go you also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall you receive.
20:8 So when even was come, the master of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
20:9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh (5pm) hour, they received every man a penny.
20:10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.
20:11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,
20:12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and you hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
20:13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do you no wrong: didst not you agree with me for a penny?
20:14 Take that your is, and go your way: I will give unto this last, even as unto you.
20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?
20:16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.
1-16 We must not despise our brethren who awaken at the last hour. Neither do we despise those who come after us, with the attitude that they are beneath us.
Deuteronomy 15:9 Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you givest him nought; and he cry unto Yahweh against you, and it be sin unto you.
This is also the same as those that believe and count on the “rapture”, and those that believe that the “law was done away with”. And those that believe they are already “saved”. All arrogance and defiance.
The scriptures teach that this life is a test, and a ongoing test. We don't graduate until the end. We are not complete before judgment.
Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden (invited) to the wedding: and they would not come.
The servants would be the prophets and disciples, those invited would be the children of Israel.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden (invited), Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
22:5 But they (those invited) made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
22:6 And the rest took his (the king's) servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
22:7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden (invited) were not worthy.
22:9 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid (invite) to the marriage.
22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
Since Israel (the 12 tribes) is the bride, and Christ came only for the lost sheep of Israel, and Yahweh demands a pure seed, by law, Christ can only marry His own kin. The wedding garment is a reference to skin color, race, posterity. This would be the Anglo-Saxon bride.
22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest you in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
This would be one of the tares of the parable in Matthew chapter 13 . Speechless because they have NO claim to that of the wheat.
22:13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
There are those who want to say that the wedding garment is one's character, or that it is somehow “spiritual”. This can only work if the garment is righteousness, and the only people capable of righteousness is the family of Yahweh.
The Bible is very literal and clear about the generations and accordance with the flesh.
The Bible is the book of the generations of Adam. Adam is a race. This book is about our heritage, not any other race's heritage.
Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you shut up the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) against men: for you neither go in yourselves, neither suffer you them that are entering to go in.
The scribes and Pharisees of the time were not Israelites, they were Jews. Descendants of Cain and of Esau. They infiltrated the priesthood while the children of Israel were in Babylonian captivity and changed the laws of Moses to suit their own doctrine. This doctrine (Judaism), is what keeps the children of Jacob from righteousness. If the Jews can't be righteous, they will do everything in their power to keep you from it. Just observe society today, it's not a Christian society!
Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven (G3772- righteousness) be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Ephesians 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Prince the assembly:
30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
The virgins represent the children of Israel. Unmixed.
25:2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
25:3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
25:4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go you out to meet him.
25:7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
'trimmed', put in order.
25:8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
25:10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
The foolish virgins were found in the marketplace supporting the Beast system (Mystery Babylon), and the Judeo-Christian “churches” supporting the Jews Judaism.
25:11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Master, Master, open to us.
25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hatest all workers of iniquity.
25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
The virgins are the righteous and unrighteous Israelites. The righteous have in their lamps knowledge and understanding, practice and doing, following and seeking. The unrighteous “just believes”, claim their already “saved”, and wait for a “rapture”.
Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven (G3772- sky) was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
The sky was shut up, no rain for three years and six months.
Luke 18:9 And He spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven (G3772- the sky), but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14 I tell you, this man (the publican) went down to his house justified rather than the other (the Pharisee): for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Job 22:29 When men are cast down, then you shalt say, There is lifting up; and He shall save the humble person.
The Pharisee boasted that he was not a sinner, and proclaimed his own righteousness through his fulfillment of tithes and his fasting, which are in that manner no better than rituals – things which men perform merely to display their own justification, as if they could save themselves through that display.
This also goes for those who, by their own declaration, claim they are “saved”. Salvation means preservation, which means that it is 'ongoing', if you 'practice' His example. Scripture does not teach “once saved, always saved”.
John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things (G2032- things that take place in the righteous realm)?
John 6:38 For I came down from heaven (G3772- the abode of righteousness), not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me.
Down means descend, literally or figuratively. Christ came down from righteousness into this unrighteous world, in a mortal and corruptible body. He also did not sin and showed us righteousness in the flesh. Heaven is ascending as He did, into a body of incorruption and an expanse of righteousness, where Yahweh dwells. Yahweh cannot dwell on earth, yet, it is still in unrighteousness, He would burn it up. That is why He came as Yahshua Christ in Adamic flesh. To provide us a path back to Him, back to righteousness.
John 6:50 This (Christ) is the bread which cometh down from heaven (G3772- righteousness), that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven (G3772- righteousness): if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world (society).
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shalt you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it wast you taken: for dust you art, and unto dust shalt you return.
Christ is our Spiritual food. Christ came down from righteousness to show us that if we partake in Him (the living bread) and what He represents, we will receive life.
John 14:2 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.
'mansions', the Greek word is 'mone', meaning a staying (the act or the place) :- abode
It comes from 'meno', a primary verb; to stay (in a given place, state, relation or expectancy:- continue, endure, stand.
The “churches” teach that when you are “raptured” you will stay in a mansion in the sky somewhere.
The word does not mean a 'mansion' as a building or physical place. A 'mansion' is a noun. The Greek word is a verb. The KJV is notorious for changing nouns into verbs and vice versa.
The word 'place' is 'topos', it refers to a space, a locality, a position, condition, opportunity:- a territory.
This isn't talking about a neighborhood with stacked our condominiums in the clouds where all the Judeo-Christians go.
If we pass this test in this mortal life, by striving for allegiance with Christ, we will have a place, a relation, a position in the Kingdom. Our eternal abode. Righteousness.
Acts 2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven (G3772- the sky) above, and signs in the earth (land) beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
Acts 14:17 Nevertheless He left not Himself without witness, in that He did good, and gave us rain from heaven (G3771- from the sky), and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Psalm 81:12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
Yahweh gave us the free will to walk righteously or unrighteously.
Acts 26:13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven (G3771- from the sky), above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven (G3772- righteousness) against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
The 'them' are the children of Israel. He chose them, gave them the law, showed them His power, and sent them His Son. We are also descendants of them. The Anglo-Saxon nations of the world today are descendants of them.
Righteousness is also judgment (Psa 97:2), The wrath of Yahweh is revealed from righteousness and judgment against all ungodliness. When the unrighteous and ungodly are consumed by the fire of Yahweh's judgment, heaven (righteousness) is what remains.
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
3:12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
3:13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
3:14 Whose mouth is full of cursing (G685) and bitterness:
G685 is a prayer, a supplication, an imprecation, curse, malediction.
A prayer (as lifted up to Heaven (the sky)).
Where does the voice go, into the air, the sky, the expanse. Yahweh hears everything.
Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven (G3772- righteousness)? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Deuteronomy 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you mayest do it.
10:9 That if you shalt confess (agree) with your mouth the Prince Jesus, and shalt believe in your heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, you shalt be saved (preserved).
Matthew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess (agree with) Me before men, him will I confess (agree with) also before My Father which is in heaven (righteousness).
10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation .
The Greek: 10 With the heart one believes in justice, and with the mouth one agrees in deliverance.
Salvation through repentance, and continued righteousness, which is walking in Christ's example. Doing and not “just believing”.
10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. (Is 28:16)
Believing on Him also requires doing, being and practicing righteousness. With righteousness, one shall not be ashamed.
Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell (the grave) shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.
1Corinthians 15:40 There are also celestial (G2032) bodies, and bodies terrestrial (worldly): but the glory of the celestial (G2032) is one, and the glory of the terrestrial (worldly) is another.
Celestial bodies are the generations of Adam, a certain seed (race), with the spirit (DNA). Born from above into this corruptible body.
Terrestrial bodies are those born of earth. These are the other peoples of the earth. They are NOT of the generations of Adam and therefore do not have that same spirit (DNA) of Yahweh.
1Corinthians 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly (G2032- from above), such are they also that are heavenly (G2032- from above).
15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly (G2032- of origin or nature).
This backs up what Jesus said to Nicodemus about being “born again”. Which correctly interpreted and understood means 'born from above'. Jesus never said 'born again', Nicodemus did, and He corrected him. If you did not descend, you will not ascend.
2Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens (G3772- expanse of righteousness, abode of God).
5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven (G3772- righteousness):
5:3 If so be that being clothed (in righteousness) we shall not be found naked.
5:4 For we that are in this tabernacle (flesh) do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
Paul is talking about our spiritual clothing (body) at Judgment Day. Our spiritual clothing is righteousness (Shekinah Glory bodies), hence the kingdom.
2Corinthians 12:2 I knew a man in Christ (among the number of the Anointed-the group) 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 (G3772- abode of God).
12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
Paul is not clear about this experience he had. John and Enoch had these same experiences. They were in the Spirit, their center of consciousness departed from their bodies. In other words, they believed that they were on a different plain in conscience.
The scriptures talk of up to 7 regions of heaven (righteousness, conscience).
Christ does not always refer to the man, rather it often is referring to the group, or someone of the group of the Anointed. This would only be one from of the seed of Jacob.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Prince Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly (G2032- high, righteous) places in Christ:
The original Greek: 3 Blessed be Yahweh, even the Father of our Prince, Yahshua Christ, who has blessed us among the Anointed (the group) with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places.
'Christ' does not always refer to the Prince. It quite often refers to the Anointed people, or group. Israelites.
Ephesians 1:20 Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly (G2032- righteous origin) places,
1:21 Far above all principality (realm), and power, and might (authority), and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world (age), but also in that which is to come:
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly (G2032) places in Christ Jesus:
The heavenly place in Christ would be righteousness.
2:7 That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace (favor) in His kindness toward us through (among the number of) Christ Jesus. (Tit 3:4)
Ephesians 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly (G2032) places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
The “church” is not the dispenser of wisdom. An institutionalized clerical hierarchy is not the subject here. The original Greek clarifies, as usual.
10 In order that the exceedingly intricate wisdom of Yahweh would now become known to the realms and to the authorities in heavenly places through the assembly (people).
If the “churches” are doing a good thing, and there are more churches now than ever, why is the world in the worst shape ever? Because our “churches” are not Christianity, they are Judaism.
Ephesians 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens (G3772- righteousnesses), that he might fill (fulfill) all things.)
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not (alone) against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high (G2032- ) places.
6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
2Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Notice the word 'high' places. Part of the definition of heaven and means superimposition of time and place, by implication happiness, power, eternity. High places would be righteousness.
Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven (G2032- above the sky), and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me above the sky and in the land.
All things in the air, space, expanse, celestial realm and in and under the land will bow.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation (government) is in heaven (G3772- righteousness); from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Prince Jesus Christ:
Colossians 1:5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven (G3772- righteousness), whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
Our works and our love for our brethren (race) is what we are storing up in expectation for ourselves in righteousness (heaven).
2Timothy 4:18 And the Prince shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly (G2032- righteous) kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Through obedience we are preserved in this life unto His heavenly (righteous) kingdom.
Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly (G2032- righteous) calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession (profess, acknowledge), Christ Jesus;
Holy- sacred, brethren- kinsmen of the flesh. Only Isaac was dedicated to Yahweh, only his seed was 'called out'. Nobody else has claim to the heavenly calling.
Hebrews 4:9 There remaineth therefore a rest (G4520) to the people of God.
The rest is our ceasing to do sin. G4520 is from a derivative of G4521 the Sabbath; a “sabbatism”, that is, (figuratively) the repose of Christianity (as a type of heaven): - rest.
The blessed rest from toils and troubles looked for in the age to come by the true worshippers of God and true Christians
4:10 For he that is entered into His rest (G2663), he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from His.
Are we done with our work here yet? No. We have yet to enter into His rest.
4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest (G2663), lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief (disobedience).
The same example of our forefathers in the desert.
G2663 From G2664; reposing down, that is, (by Hebraism) abode: - rest.
The 'rest' in verses 10-11 are an abode. An abode of righteousness. This life is the test and path to that abode. The abode was demonstrated by Christ.
Thayer's definition: metaphorically the heavenly blessedness in which God dwells, and of which He has promised to make persevering believers in Christ partakers after the toils and trials of life on earth are ended.
Hebrews 6:4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly (G2032- righteous) gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
6:5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world (age) to come, (the Kingdom)
6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.
Once you learn the truth, and fail to uphold it, then you are liable to be condemned. So much for “once saved, always saved”.
Hebrews 7:12 For the priesthood being changed (G3346- transferred), there is made of necessity a change (G3331- disestablishment) also of the law.
A change has taken place, Christ's death, so the priesthood and it's duties ended, expired, removed.
The “churches” teach that the law has been “done away with”. Only the priesthood and sacrifices were over, or “done away with”.
Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example (pattern) and shadow of heavenly things (G2032- righteousness), as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith He, that you make all things according to the pattern shewed to you in the mount.
8:6 But now hath He (Christ) obtained a more excellent ministry (distinguished office), by how much also He is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
The law written on our heart and the acceptance of Christ as our High Priest. The old covenant was not erased, it served it's purpose leading up to the crucifixion. Now that Christ died for us, through Him we might have everlasting life. That life would be in “heaven” with Christ. Christ obtained a more excellent distinguished office. This isn't a place, rather it is a way of being. Christ was righteousness being in the expanse of righteousness. This is also where we will dwell.
Hebrews 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns (copies) of things in the heavens (G3772- abode of God and heavenly ones, righteous ones) should be purified with these; but the heavenly things (G2032- heavenly ones) themselves with better sacrifices than these.
All the Temple rituals were models and examples for the coming crucifixion.
Hebrews 8:5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of righteous things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith He, that you make all things according to the pattern shewed to you in the mount.
9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures (representations) of the true; but into heaven (G3772- abode of God) itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Hebrews 6:20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered (heaven, the veil), even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
The context is the blood rituals. In the Old Covenant the Levitical priesthood performed the rituals continually, in the New Covenant, Christ, our High Priest performed this ritual once. The crucifixion.
Christ appears in the presence of God for us because we are unrighteous and if we appeared before God we will get justice. We don't want justice before we repent and confess. We must come before Christ so we can show our spiritual sacrifice and be cleansed. Now we can appear in righteousness (heaven) before God. Our spiritual sacrifices are our works and deeds that show our allegiance (faith).
Hebrews 11:5 By faith (allegiance) Enoch was translated (G3346- transferred) that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated (G3346- transferred) him: for before his translation (G3331- transferral) he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
This is what happens if we graduate this mortal test. We are translated into righteousness. This is what heaven is. Heaven is within us.
Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within (among) you.
Heaven is not here or there, it is within us. When we are righteous, and are surrounded by our righteous kinsmen, 'heaven' is among us.
Hebrews 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him (Abraham) as good as dead (old), so many as the stars of the sky (G3772) in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly (G2032): wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city.
Talking about the fathers that lived before the entering of the Promised Land.
The word city includes the definitions of much, abundant, age, greater, more.
Hebrews 12:22 But you are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly (G2032) Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
Zion is a reference to the tribe of Judah, the kingly tribe, and that which Christ descended from. Jerusalem is a reference to the people, the heavenly people of Yahweh. Heaven comes to earth. In other words, when Christ returns, heaven (righteousness) comes with Him.
Hebrews 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing (G3331- disestablishment) of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
The things that Yahweh created, or planted, or that are built upon, will remain when He returns. These things are truth and righteousness. This is what heaven is. Everything else will be disestablished.
1Peter 1:4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven (G3772- righteousness) for you,
Our inheritance is not 'heaven' the place, it's in righteousness.
2Peter 3:7 But the heavens (G3772- skies) and the earth (land), which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
The heavens are not reserved unto fire and judgment and have ungodly men in it. But the skies and the land, which are now, are being kept in store because the test must exist in order that we learn and pass.
2Peter 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens (G3772- skies) being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Verse 12 is not a question in the original Greek. The skies will be on fire, our living space, this unrighteous world. Our God is a consuming fire.
3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens (G3772- skies) and a new earth (land), wherein dwelleth righteousness.
So are we going to heaven or a new heaven? Which heaven are the “raptured” going to?
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new skies and a new land: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isaiah 66:22 For as the new skies and the new land, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith Yahweh, so shall your seed and your name remain.
The seed, descendants of Jacob Israel. If the gospel is for everybody, why does scripture always identify the children of Israel? Because the Bible is not universal. It is the book of the generations of Adam. It's our heritage.
Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new sky and a new land: for the first sky and the first land were passed away; and there was no more sea.
There will not be no ocean or water? No. The sea represents people. This would be the collection of Satan's kids and those that followed and mixed with them.
The earth is in unrighteousness. When Christ returns and takes out the evil with fire, the new earth and heaven will come into existence. Righteousness.
Revelation 8:1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven (G3772- air, known world) about the space of half an hour.
A short time of peace.
Edict of Toleration of Christianity gave Israel a period of rest from persecution.
Heaven is referring to the righteousness of the spreading of the gospel to the tribes of Jacob during the Reformation.
Revelation 8:13 And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven (G3321- mid sky, where what is done can be seen and heard by all), saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
As the definition states, mid-sky.
Revelation 11:3 And I will give power unto My two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
11:4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks (lampstands) standing before the God of the earth.
Psalm 52:8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
Jeremiah 11:16 Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult He hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
The two witnesses are the two olive trees, which are also the two lampstands. These are the 2 Houses of Israel and Judah. (Isa 43:10-12)
We are told in Zechariah Chapter 4 that “These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Prince of the whole earth”. Since Yahshua Christ is the Prince of the whole earth, then the Saxon peoples have proven themselves to be the Children of Israel by becoming the primary vessels of Christendom. Isaiah 62:1 says of Zion that the salvation thereof would be as a lamp that burneth. Christ said at Luke 8:16 “Now no one lighting a lamp conceals it in a vessel or sets it under a couch, but sets it upon a lampstand, that those entering in would see the light. 17 For there is nothing secret which shall not become evident, nor hidden which shall not be known and brought to light.” Yahshua said again at Matthew 5:14-16: “14 You are the light of the Society. A city sitting upon a mountain is not able to be hidden. 15 Neither do they ignite a lamp and set it under a basket, but upon a lampstand, and it gives light for all those in the house. 16 Thusly you must give your light before men, that they may see your good works and they may honor your Father who is in the heavens.” The Saxon peoples are that shining city on the hill, the lamp which could not be hid, and they are the Light of the World, for only they out of all of the world's people have tried to civilize the entire globe and bring it under the rule of law, for better or worse. This all began after the Reformation took place, when the Children of God laid aside the paganism of the Romish Church and embraced the Word of God.
Although blind to their actual identity, Israel and Judah had been accepting and then in turn spreading the Gospel for 1260 years, or in some cases a little longer, which represents the time from the Passion of Christ and the spread of the Gospel into Europe, to the time when His people began to demand that they live by the Word of God and not the word of tyrants. Yet as the spread of the Gospel into Europe was a process which took several centuries, so was the Reformation and the break from the Romish Church a process which took several centuries.
2 olive trees ( Prophets of the Old Testament, Apostles of the New Testament) They furnish the oil. So the lamps may give light.
2 lampstands (2 witnesses-written testimony of those directly inspired, and those who studied and study the Scriptures.)
-Witnesses are also but a few people in each generation who are disturbed by seeing what they know is paganism, and trying to object and bring back the purity of Yahweh’s Word.
Note: Ex 27:20, Lev 24:2, the only oil permitted to be used in the Temple for filling the lamps that were kept burning was olive oil (Israel-anglo-saxons).
11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed. (1 Ki 1:10)
11:6 These have power to shut heaven (G3772- the sky), that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth (land) with all plagues, as often as they will.
The fire is the Word of God to those who resist it, and these two witnesses would prevail over all who opposed them in bringing it to light. The rain is the Word of God to those who accept it, and there would be no fruit on the earth lest it come from Israel and Judah.
1789 AD was the French Revolution.
Verse 6 is symbolic of much death near waterways or sea.
The Napoleonic wars brought death and plaque.
Revelation 12:7 And there was war in heaven (G3772- the sky): Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven (G3772- righteousness, the abode of God).
12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil (False Accuser), and Satan (the Adversary), which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Luke 10:18 And He said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Yahshua Christ said, as it is recorded at Luke 10:18, that He “beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven”. This must have happened in the past, and in the remote past, since we see the dragon equated with “that Serpent of old, who is called the False Accuser and the Adversary ”.
This is the Serpent of Genesis chapter 3, and the events which took place in the Garden of Eden, and so Satan must have been cast down to earth before that time.
Satan did not rebel in the abode of God, as if poor ol' God can't keep 'heaven' in order. Satan was administrator of the 'heavens', meaning the world including the sky, atmosphere, and celestial realm. Satan fell from righteousness because he rebelled against Yahweh's orders. Of course this was Yahweh's plan because how else would we be tried and tested without Satan's ways and children turning us against Yahweh?
Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven (G3321- mid sky, where what is done can be seen and heard by all), having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Revelation 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven (G3772- the sky), every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Stones, weight of talent- these refer to the bombs of WWI and II which fell out of the sky.
Revelation 19:17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven (G3321- mid sky, where what is done can be seen and heard by all), Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
Ezekiel 39:17 And, you son of man, thus saith Yahweh GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to My sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh, and drink blood.
The fowls of the sky and the beasts of the land will feast on the unrighteous that fall when our King returns.
Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven (G3772- righteousness) from God,
21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
The names of the twelve tribes themselves are the twelve gates, because the only way into the City of God is to be born of one of those tribes!
Just like the signs on the temple, warning non Israelites not to enter. These signs are in museums today.
Heaven is simply, either the sky, or righteousness.