2 Thessalonians 2:9-11, says, “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” Many are showing miraculous things in a show of support for a Jewish temple in Jerusalem. But those signs are false, hear me, those signs are false! But what many fail to realize is that as Jesus told the woman at the well in John 4:21, which says, “…Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.” Worship would no longer be in the earthly Jerusalem; but in spirit and in truth! So, Zechariah seeing nations walking to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast of tabernacles in the millennial kingdom needs to be seen through the eyes of Jesus! According to 2 Peter 3:10, he must have forgot to write about Christ ruling on a throne in earthy Jerusalem, because he clearly states something different: 2 Peter 3:10, says, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” And Paul also says in the 1 Corinthians 15, that when the end comes after the Parousia, which is the second coming of the Lord that He delivers the kingdom over to the Father. He could only do this at his coming if He has already reigned from the heavens. If worship is no longer to be in an earthly Jerusalem, then it must be in spirit in the heavenly Jerusalem: Hebrews 12:18-24, says, “For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: (For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart: And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:) But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” And Hebrews 13:14, says, “For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.” And lastly Galatians 4:21-26, which says, “Listen to me, you friends who think you have to obey the Jewish laws to be saved: Why don’t you find out what those laws really mean? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one from his slave-wife and one from his freeborn wife. There was nothing unusual about the birth of the slave-wife’s baby. But the baby of the freeborn wife was born only after God had especially promised he would come. Now this true story is an illustration of God’s two ways of helping people. One way was by giving them his laws to obey. He did this on Mount Sinai, when he gave the Ten Commandments to Moses. Mount Sinai, by the way, is called “Mount Hagar” by the Arabs-and in my illustration, Abraham’s slave-wife Hagar represents Jerusalem, the mother-city of the Jews, the center of that system of trying to please God by trying to obey the Commandments; and the Jews, who try to follow that system, are her slave children. But our mother-city is the heavenly Jerusalem, and she is not a slave to Jewish laws.” Once first century Jerusalem was destroyed, the heavenly Jerusalem came down in the Spirit, and will appear when Christ who is our life shall appear with all power and Glory!

-Anthony D. Booker

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