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Tom L. Ballinger
Plainer Words since 1968
June 8, 2015
PLAINER WORDS … CHRIST SPEAKS FROM HEAVEN
The dispensation that follows the Dispensation of God’s Grace will be the Day of Christ. The Day of Christ begins when Jesus Christ assumes the Sovereignty of the whole world and all earthly governments as the King of kings and Lord of lords. When this Pre-Millennial Kingdom becomes manifest, all things will be restored to the state as they were after the Six Days of Creation. This will be a world we can barely comprehend. Everyone who is granted admittance into this new world will enter it free from the curse of sin of the old world. Christ will rule the earth from His Heavenly Throne. He will audibly speak from His Throne in Heaven. Matthew 13:19 refers to Him, in parable form, speaking “the word of the kingdom.”
This is in contrast to when He rules the earth from
during the 1000 year reign, known as the—Day of the Lord—which begins during the Great Tribulation and continues through His 2nd Coming and the Millennium. Jerusalem
We can only imagine what it will be like when the curse is removed, and when the human race no longer has death working in them. The Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God could, truly, be referred to as the Dispensation of Life. Its chief characteristic will be Life. Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Every human being, even sucklings, will be divinely enlightened and will know that Jesus Christ is God.
The “Abundant Life” Will Not Be Found in This Life
Today, Pentecostal preachers thunder-out to believers that they can have the “abundant life,” now, by following their directions of sowing their seed (money) to the preacher’s ministry. These “peddlers” are referred to as “Prosperity Preachers.” The abundant life that Jesus Christ spoke about is to be enjoyed in resurrection. Death has reigned from Adam until now. But, when the heavens rule, Life will reign. Babies will not be born dying, as they are today. They will be born with life working in them. Plus, there will be no still-births, or babies with birth defects.
The Day of Christ will last longer than the 490 years as mentioned in Daniel 9:24. Not one day of the Seventy Weeks has yet occurred. In my studies titled, “A Fresh Look At Daniel,” I estimated the Day of Christ will last approximately 700 years. Five Gentile kings will reign when the Pre-Millennial Kingdom begins. I estimate each will reign forty years while the Lord Jesus is gathering
and establishing David as their King. (See PLAINER WORDS… NEBUCHADNEZZAR: GOD’S NEXT KING Parts I – V). The estimate for the length of Christ’s Day is—200 years of Gentile Kings and 490 years of Israel ’s prominence with David as her King. Israel
Not only that, but life expectancy will be very long, perhaps 500 or 600 years. The length of man’s life will be like that of a tree (Isaiah 65:22).
It will be an age in which man will be totally responsible for his own actions. Death will be the result of man’s sin, not Adam’s (Jeremiah 31:30). There will be a “sin unto death” during the Day of Christ. Every transgression and disobedience will receive a just recompense of reward (Hebrews 2:2). But, 1 John 1:9 will provide forgiveness of sin during Christ’s Day. No longer can someone blame the society for their transgressions.
In the coming dispensation, men shall not live by bread alone; but by every word that proceeds “out the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). God’s speech will be a gentle broadcasting throughout the earth, day unto day and night unto night.
“My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:” (Deuteronomy 32:2).
As it was pointed out in a previous study, when David penned the 19th Psalm, he wrote as if he were present when these things will transpire.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, wheretheir voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world” (Psalm 19:1-4).
God’s “voice” and His “words” go out to the “ends of the world.” If this be true, and we’re convinced that this prophecy will be sure and certain—there will be no need for man to have in his hands the written Word of God. This statement, we’re sure, will cause some to have a “knee-jerk” reaction, insisting that the Bible will stand forever. It will, but God will speak verbally to individuals, to tribes, to nations and to the world, all at once, during the Day of Christ.
“For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89)
“Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89; NIV).
Everything that individuals, or families, or tribes, or nations will need to know under the Divine Administration will be spoken from heaven.
“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest” (Hebrews 8:10-11).
This knowledge is not acquired by reading and studying the Bible but by direct revelation from God.
During the Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God, He rules the earth from heaven; prayer is answered so speedily that it can be said, “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24). In plainer words, prayer will be answered before the prayer is even offered up. Instant answer to prayer!
How can this be possible? Nothing is impossible for the Lord. Paul alludes to this in Romans 8:26-27, “…for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”
While that was true for the Acts period, it will be even more profound during the eon to come. The “Acts of the Apostles” covered a time-frame in which believers had a foretaste of the coming Pre-Millennial Kingdom of God. They had tasted the heavenly gift, and the good Word of God, and the powers (i.e. the miraculous power) of the age to come (Hebrews 6:4-5).
Men will not have to search out the will of God during the times the Spirit directs men. They will be instructed in which way they should go. There will be Divine direction.
“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left” (Isaiah 30:21).
If they follow the Divine instructions, it means they will “walk after the Spirit” and not after the flesh (Romans 8:1, 4). If they walk contrariwise to the Divine direction, it can result in death due to their own disobedience.
“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).
This life and death principle was at work among believers during the Acts period to a certain extent, but it will be in full force for all men when God administers His Government from His Heavenly Throne (Ezekiel 18:4, Jeremiah 31:30, 1 John 5:16). The Apostle Paul referred to this principle in Romans 8:2, as being at work during Acts; “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Acts was a microcosm of what the coming Kingdom will be like when it is fully manifested in the earth.
Throughout the greater part of the Administration of the Day of Christ, Christ speaks from heaven to mankind. In Matthew 13:19-23, the speech uttered to men from the heaven is referred to as “the word of the Kingdom.” We’ll select one example from Matthew 13:19-23 for your consideration (the student should study the other verses).
“When any one [living under the rule of Christ] heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side” (Matthew 13:19).
The “word of the Kingdom” is the message delivered from the Heavens (Psalm 19:1) through the radio waves of outer space and falls upon the ears of men. Whatever the context of the message is, it is heard by mankind. During the
, notice that Satan is active. If the Kingdom of God is the 1000 year reign of Christ on earth, then, Satan would be chained in the “bottomless pit.” During the millennium, he is unable to deceive men. Towards the end of the millennium, he will “be loosed for a little season” and will go about deceiving men and nations. Kingdom of God
Being fully persuaded that as a member of the Church over which Christ Jesus is the Head, we will be a witness to the marvelous events which will transpire as a result of the blazing forth of the glory of the Kingdom of God (Titus 2:13, 1 Timothy 6:14, 2 Timothy 4:1).
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