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Olde Tymer

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Considering the amount of damage done to the world's cities during the Tribulation,
there ought to be plenty of shovel-ready jobs available afterwards for folks who
don't mind getting their hands dirty.

Rev 16:17-18 predicts a global earthquake so powerful on the Richter scale that
cities all over the world will collapse at once.

Just imagine the amount of rubble when all of Manhattan comes down; along with
other major cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mexico City, Paris, Moscow,
Beijing, Tokyo, et al.

Plus; forest lands and orchards will need replanting because Rev 8:7 predicts the
destruction of fully 1/3rd. That will require employing quite a few folks in a sort of
government sponsored Civilian Conservation Corps.

All in all, I think everybody will be kept pretty busy for a while just getting the
Earth back up to speed, so to speak-- especially burial assignments because there
will be dead everywhere at first: man and beast.
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I would like some time off for vacations in Messiah's kingdom because there are
places on Earth I will never get around to visiting in this life before I'm dead; and
being afraid of heights, there are some places I wouldn't visit in this life even if
given the chance, e.g. Angel's Landing in Zion National Park.

According to Matt 4:6, Jesus was given a security unit of celestial beings to
protect him while he was here the last time. Well; I kind of suspect that folks
among us who make the cut for Messiah's kingdom will be protected much the
same way so my fear of heights need not prevent me from visiting the Earth's
high points seeing as how those CBs would be required to catch me should I
somehow tumble off the path.


NOTE: That's honestly not an unreasonable expectation.

When it's taken into consideration that Christ's followers are joint principals in his
crucifixion, joint principals in his resurrection, joint principals in his righteousness,
and joint principals in matters pertaining to his inheritance; then it's likely his
followers are also joint principals in his blessings per Ps 91:9-16.

And then there's this too:

1Cor 6:2-3 . . Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? Do you not
know that we will judge angels?
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Jesus today in Heaven has a so-called glorified body that his followers are on track
to obtain in the future. (Phil 3:21)

Just about everybody knows that when Jesus' crucified dead body was restored to
life, it was capable of dining upon ordinary foods. (Luke 24:40-43)

But it's possibly not so well known that his glorified body will be capable of dining
upon ordinary foods and beverages in Messiah's kingdom. (Matt 26:29, Luke 22:15
16, Luke 22:28-30)

That's really good news because my senses of smell and taste have been gradually
diminishing so that now on the threshold of 80, I don't enjoy my favorite foods
nearly as much as I did before I got old.

Well; it's nice that a glorified body can eat and drink, but even better that it's
forever young too.
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I grew up in San Diego County's outback and lived there forty-one years before
moving to Oregon.

Certain times of the year I had to watch every step and be extra careful where I
put my hands and/or sat down outdoors because of tarantulas, rattlesnakes,
scorpions, centipedes, and black widow spiders. I had four hair-raising close calls
with rattlers which to this day I can't figure out why they didn't bite me when they
had the chance.

Anyway, point being, Messiah's kingdom will be an era of peace between man and
beast so I'll be able to roam the outdoors with 100% carefree abandon instead of
devoting some of my attention to critter-awareness.

Isa 11:6-8 . .The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the
goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead
them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the
lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and
the young child put his hand into the viper's nest.
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I was born the year the allies landed at Normandy.

Then came the bombs on Japan.

Next came Korea.

Then Vietnam.

Then Kuwait.

Then Iraq.

Then Afghanistan.

Then Ukraine.

All that plus civil wars in Cuba, South America, Africa, and parts of Europe.

Conflicts in just my lifetime alone have ruined and destroyed multiplied millions of
lives of all ages, races, genders, and religions; and no doubt there are more
millions to be lost in wars yet to come because the world continues to be a political
powder keg; but thanks be to God not permanently.

Mic 4:3-4 . . He shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar
off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning
hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war
any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and
none shall make them afraid.

I've known people to spend quite a bit of money touring Israel but I highly
recommend delaying one's tour until Micah 4:3-4 comes to pass 'cause it just isn't
safe over there right now; and won't be safe till Christ's return.
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Messiah's administration will be unpleasant for criminals if perchance he exercises
justice in the manner prescribed by Moses' law wherein are no penal systems and
no plea bargaining. Punishment is typically swift and right to it: no appeals, no
pardons, and no reprieves.

A very serious defect in the justice system here in America is that Federal judges
are political appointees, even at the Supreme level, so that we have very few
objective judges-- if any. Many are biased and strongly influenced by their party's
social/political ideology.

I will be very curious to see how Messiah's administration exercises law
enforcement because a kingdom of scofflaws like we have here in the USA will fail
to keep the peace.

Isa 9:6-7 . . For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government
will be on his shoulders. And he will be called the prince of peace.

Isa 9:6-7 . . Of the increase of his peace there will be no end. He will reign on
David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and
righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of The Lord Almighty will
accomplish this.
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Christians will be immortal in Messiah's kingdom (1Cor 15:49-53) whereas the
Tribulation's survivors will enter the kingdom as ordinary people.

Christians won't have families (Luke 20:34-36) whereas the Tribulation's survivors
will live ordinary lives.

But although the survivors and their families won't be immortal, they will enjoy
exceptionally good health.

Isa 65:19-20 . . I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in My people; the
sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more. Never again will there
be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his
years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to
reach a hundred will be considered accursed.
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In the beginning, some of the laws of God were timeless, viz: they weren't attached
to any one particular era in history, nor to any one particular covenant, nor to any
one particular people. And I strongly suspect that those early laws will be enforced
in Messiah's kingdom; for example:

Gen 3:16c . .Your desire shall be for your husband,

The Hebrew of that passage is apparently somewhat difficult as even the great
rabbis Rashi and Ramban were in disagreement how best to interpret it.

Plus: the Hebrew word translated "desire" shows up so infrequently in the Bible that
it's difficult to get a good feel for it. In point of fact, other than here in Genesis, the
only other places it's used is Gen 4:7 and Song 7:10.

I'm thinking the Hebrew word implies allure. In other words; women are allowed to
be just as immodest, just as naughty, just as suggestive, just as provocative, just
as revealing, and just as indecent in private with their husbands as they want; but
not out in the world for the eyes of other men. (This particular rule didn't exist prior
to the forbidden fruit incident. Apparently the human libido went into an abnormal
overdrive because of Adam's mistake so that men are now far more stimulated by
the female anatomy than they were intended.)

Personally I do not approve of the full-body burka; but do consent that Muslims sort
of have the right idea; albeit a bit too extreme and a bit too humiliating because
there are attractive clothing styles for women that do a much nicer job of protecting
their modesty and toning down their allure than couture resembling an evil wraith.

** No doubt the Bible's dress code is seen by some as an imposition on women's
rights; but I think we pretty much have to concur that deity's rights trump human
rights; and so people would do well to comply with Messiah's laws while dwelling in

his kingdom. (cf. Psalm 2:1-12)
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In the beginning, God created two genders.

Gen 1:27 . . God created Man . . . male and female he created them.

The plural pronoun "them" doesn't apply to solo specimens, rather, collectively, i.e.
mankind in unison can be spoken of as them, but when there is only one of each,
then specific pronouns related to their gender are appropriate, viz: he and she, him
and her, and his and hers. I think we can safely assume that arrangement will
continue in Messiah's kingdom because Jesus said:

Mark 10:6 . . From the beginning of the creation God made them male and
female.

The pronoun "them" was never intended to identify individuals afflicted with gender
dysphoria and/or who think of themselves as non binary, i.e. neither male nor
female because that wasn't how God created mankind.

Jesus was enabled by God to cure a wide variety of mental and physical
abnormalities, so I think we may safely assume that in Messiah's kingdom, folks
with gender issues won't be stuck with those kinds of problems like they are for
now. Real effective healing will be available to them that won't require hormone
therapy, ghastly surgery, puberty blockers, and/or psychiatric counseling that helps
maladjusted folks cope but that does nothing to help them function as normal men
and women.


NOTE: In George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" people are coerced into
accepting 2+2=5, not because 2+2 really does equal 5 but because Big Brother
says it does. Well; here in my country we are being coerced into using gender
neutral pronouns, not because certain folks really are gender neutral, but because
our government says they are.

As a result; people in my country are being gradually conditioned to cope with
cognitive dissonance just as the folks in George Orwell's novel. But that will not be
so in Messiah's kingdom because his government will be grounded in reality rather
than stretches of the imagination.
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Longevity will be greatly increased in Messiah's kingdom; and the earthly phase of
his kingdom will last for 1,000 years, which means there will eventually come a
time when food production will become paramount in people's minds if something
isn't done to increase it.

Modern man has tried GMO, which has helped somewhat to increase production but
unfortunately at the expense of nutrition, and water and soil pollution.

Well; get ready for some really significant modifications.

1) There will no famines caused by inadequate water supplies.

Isa 35:6-7 . .Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the
haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.

2) The above speaks of a significant reduction of areas currently dominated by
desert conditions.

Isa 35:21-2 . .The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will
rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly
and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel
and Sharon; they will see the glory of The Lord, the excellency of our God.

Lebanon's glory of old was timber; especially cedars (1Kng 4:33). Sharon was
known for its flowers (Song 2:1) and Carmel for its orchards (Isa 33:9). In other
words: agriculture will prosper in lands that for now are unable to produce anything
useful as nutrition by means of organic farming methods.
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At the close of the earthly phase of Messiah's kingdom, there will be a large scale
rebellion instigated and organized by the Devil. (Rev 20:1-3 & Rev 20:7-9)

The Devil's involvement in the rebellion strongly suggests that it wouldn't be
possible without his assistance. It also suggests that were the Devil not at large in
our world today; the insanity currently having sway in medicine, economics,
immigration, law enforcement, education, and politics would likely not make very
much progress as most folks can be tolerably reasonable when something unseen
isn't tampering with their gray matter and/or pushing their buttons.

2Tim 2:23-26 . . Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments,
because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel;
instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who
oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them
repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to
their senses and escape from the trap of the Devil, who has taken them captive to
do his will.
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