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The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)


(Luke 17:20,21)  And when he [Jesus] was demanded [challenged] of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation [Gk: ocular evidence] [i.e., you cannot physically see it]: Neither shall they say, Lo [Gk: See] here! or, lo [Gk: see] there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within [Gk: inside] you.

1.     (Rom 8:18)  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory [i.e., an unimaginably brilliantly bright light, like super super intense lightening] which shall be revealed in us [Gk: to take off the cover, disclosed]. (2 Thes 1:7,10,12).



(Luke 17:22-25)  And he said unto the disciples [Gk: learners, pupils] [believers], The days will come, when ye shall desire to see [experience] one of the days [(plural)] of the Son of man [i.e., Jesus Christ in us on this earth], and ye shall not see it [indicators: we will no longer be acclaimed as “one nation under God.” Church attendance will steadily diminish and many shriveling Christian churches will join together or close]. And they shall say to you, See [Gk: Lo] here; or, see [Gk: lo] there: go not after them, nor follow them [do not look (search) for wonders (miracles), i.e., do not walk by sight]. For as the lightning [Gk: bright shining /// flash /// a star (as spread out over the sky)], that lighteneth [Gk: to flash] [suddenly] out of the one part under heaven, shineth [Gk: radiates brilliancy, gives light] [instantly] unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day [a description of His sudden universal appearance (second coming) from inside us]. But first must he suffer many things [during His first earthly walk], and be rejected of this generation [by unsaved peoples. Accepting Himself as the ultimate sacrifice, and dying for us].

1.     (John 15:13)  Greater love [i.e., personal sacrifice] hath no man than this, that a man lay down [Gk: to place in a passive or horizontal posture] his life [daily] for his friends [Gk: associates, neighbors].

2.     (Luke 9:23)  And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny [Gk: reject: refuse] himself [his self, deny his natural man], and take up his cross daily, and follow [Gk: (a road), to be in the same way with, accompany] me.

3.     (Mat 10:38)  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

4.     (Luke 14:27)  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.


(Luke 17:26)  And as it was in the days of Noah [Heb: rest] [a man of great faith] [1], so shall it be also in the days [(plural)] of the Son of man [i.e., Jesus Christ in us on this earth]. They [the unbelievers] did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah [“a preacher of righteousness” 2 Pet 2:5] entered into the ark [“until he be taken out of the way” 2 Thes 2:7; i.e., Noah and his family were raptured], and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also [(redundant for strong emphasis)] as it was in the days of Lot [Heb: a veil, a covering] [a man of little faith] [2]; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom [“until he be taken out of the way” 2 Thes 2:7; i.e., Lot and his family were raptured] it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed [“in us” Rom 8:18].

1.     (Gen 6:9)  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just [Heb: lawful, righteous] man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.

a.     perfect = Heb: entire (morally); integrity, truth: without blemish, complete, full, sound, without spot, undefiled, upright, whole.

b.     (Rom 8:1)  There is therefore now no condemnation [Gk: judgment against: damnation] to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2.     Commentary: Lot was a man of little faith, yet his very presence still functioned as “a veil, a coveringof protection (preservation) over Sodom (“Haste thee, escape thither, for I cannot do anything till thou come thither” Gen 19:22), until he wastaken out of the way” 2 Thes 2:7, i.e., until he was raptured, and then the sin of Sodom (false doctrine) was exposed to God. Noah and Lot illustrate the spectrum of all believers from the top (Noah) to the bottom (Lot).

a.     (Mat 27:51)  And, behold, the veil [for our protection (preservation)] of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

(Luke 17:31-36)  In that day [(singular), i.e., His second coming], he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back [i.e., do not turn your back to God; do not covet (desire) your worldly possessions or associations above God]. Remember Lot's wife [who turned her back to God]. Whosoever shall seek to save his life [by working his way to heaven] shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life [his whole life, by willingly giving it up (sacrificing) for God, the ultimate sacrifice] shall preserve it [i.e., be eternally saved from “the second death” Rev 2:11; 20:6,14; 21:8]. I tell you [examples of the rapture:], in that night there shall be two men in one bed [sleeping]; the one shall be taken [up], and the other shall be left [behind]. Two women shall be grinding [meal] together [inside the house]; the one shall be taken [up], and the other left [behind]. Two men shall be in the field [outside the house]; the one shall be taken [up], and the other left [behind].


(Luke 17:37)  And they [His disciples] answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? [i.e., where shall the “taken” go?] And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body [of the taken] is, thither [(above)] will the eagles [i.e., the Spirits of the Eagle Saints] be gathered together [Gk: sunago; assembled].

1.     (Isa 40:31)  But they that wait upon the LORD [“In your patience possess ye your souls.” Luke 21:19] shall renew [“be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind” Rom 12:2] their strength [Heb: force: ability, power]; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

2.     (Joel 2:7,8)  They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.


(Joel 2:11)  And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day [of the second coming] of the LORD is great [for us] and very terrible [for them]; and who can abide it [i.e., live through it]?