The biggest hypocrites in the church: The legalists.

Legalists believe that Salvation is conditional upon behavior and performance after being saved, or “repentance”. They believe all past sins are forgiven, but any sins committed after initial repentance are to be repented of as you go along, or you will lose your salvation.

I am not advocating sin, nor do I believe a person loses salvation for sins after initial repentance. We should confess our sins to the Lord for our conscience sake, a right relationship and fellowship with the Lord, and for growth and maturity as Christians.

That said, It has nothing to do with keeping salvation. A believer cannot go to hell. He is bought with a price, the shed blood of Jesus. There are no returns in salvation, there are no refunds. The LAST thing a believer has to worry about is going to hell.

License? not hardly. Any believer has an intuitive knowledge he will give an account for his life – all of it- the good and the bad one day. This eventuality should be enough to motivate and restrain any believer. The Bible tells us we all will stand and give account and be rewarded accordingly. That reward will be in crowns , or in stripes for the rebellious ones. It has nothing to do with salvation. Luke 12:47. 1 Cor 5;5. We are accountable, we will give an answer, but again, not concerning salvation.

 

If one could lose salvation:

You would only be saved from one prayer to the next sin.

You would not know if you are going to heaven until after you are dead. You may die with a sin on your account, you just don’t know (the false gospel of enduring to the end).

If you die with one sin on your account you will go to hell. Just think. A life time of good works and faithfulness prior to that was a total waste. What a gamble. (Calvinism teaches this also).

Drug addicts and alcoholics would all go to hell. By extension, I guess nicotine and caffeine outa be included as well. They condemn others for the way they THINK they live, while asserting their own sinless perfection. H Y P O C R I T E S.

there is no security, peace or assurance in Lordship salvation. one day your head is in the clouds, a few hours later, your feet are in the flames. Get prayed up, repeat the process, YO YO salvation. slip in a few “doozie” sins in the meantime- you know, go ahead and get it out of your system before you get prayed up. Might as well live it up for a bit right? wrong.  You have fell from grace, and now you are riding the religion roller coaster. Now you are looking at the flesh, not the spirit.

If you could lose salvation, and get it back every time you lost it, then you could simply do as you want as long as you get prayed up and clean up good afterward. It really is a silly doctrine.  And truly hypocritical. It is not hard to see what such a doctrine evolves into. The doctrine of Lordship salvation is total nonsense.

See my other posts about Lordship  salvation and  Calvinism, and “the false gospel of enduring to the end”

 

Galatians 3:1 Oh foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

2This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

 4ave ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.

Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.

 

Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

 

“are ye so foolish? having began in the spirit, are you now made perfect by the flesh?”

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The priesthood in the kingdom.

Jesus fulfilled Moses law under the Levitical priesthood. Jesus is a priest after the order of Milchisedek. We are under the Law of Christ, not Moses. Psalms 110:4, Hebrews 7:17. A change in the priesthood necessitates a change in the law.  Moses law is obsolete, and Judaism, with its priesthood is a dead religion.  When Jesus returns and institutes the priesthood, it will NOT be after the order of the Jew, but after the order of the Gentile, Milchisedek. This will help many understand the prophecies concerning the sacrifices and priesthood in the kingdom reign of Jesus. (during which we will be kings and priests)

Read The book of Hebrews for more understanding.  God bless you!

 

The Triune god of Darwinism

A word about the false god of Darwinism.

“The debate rages on” is a false delimma. It is a delusion. There is no debate. Darwinism has always been merely a “theory”, and it always will be. The idea is a logical and scientific failure. To date, after 170 years, and millions and millions of fossils, no transitional fossils have been found. All creatures , from different layers and ages were found in their original state, fully formed.

Ironically though, the LACK of transitional fossils is evolution’s salvation. It is used to prop up a failed theory.

They are still praying and hoping to find them one day. To their chagrin, science today is not helping their cause. If one considers the epic failures of science in the past, logically, it has not helped in the past, and will not help the theory in the future going forward. Archaeology has not helped the theory either.
Failures of “science so called” phlogistan, spontaneous generation. the ultimate speed of light, and most recently, gross errors in their dating methods and processes (based primarily on assumptions- dating the rocks by the layer and the layer by the rocks) as well as hundreds of other epic failures.

As it stands right now, the best answer I can get from an evolutionist concerning the transitional fossils amounts to a kid who, just because he did not see Santa come down the chimney on Christmas eve, and just because Santa did not leave any gifts or any evidence, not even a foot print in the snow on the roof, does not mean Santa did not come, or that he WON”T come. Like Santa, evolution is a fairy tale. A fable. A lie. It takes a lot of faith to believe in evolution. More so than that of a Christian, because a Christian has verifiable proof of his faith.

The worst part: The fruits of Darwinism: Marxism, socialism, communism. Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Moa Tse tung, Pol Pot and others in just the last century alone murdered millions in cold blood for the sake of a false religion called Darwinism.
They used Darwinist doctrines “survival of the fittest” and “natural selection” to justify their murders, and had no compunction about it at all. Pol Pot and all the others felt They were fully justified in their murders up to the day they died. It was their belief system. Their religion. Darwinism. They felt they were right, everyone else was wrong.

I have not saw any record of any of these men expressing any remorse or contrition at all for the crimes they committed against humanity.
And yes, Darwinism is very much a religion. It is a belief system. It is nature worship. Earth worship.

Darwinism as a religion has a triune god. Three persons “Mother nature” ( think “the primordial ooze from whence we came (so they say) also known as Gaia, “mother earth”. This is the earthly element, the 2d person of the evolutionist godhead. The 1st being “father time” (first person, the creator, the heavenly element),

And then lastly “natural selection”, the third person, Darwinism’s spiritual element.

Darwinism is an ancient idea manifested in many ancient pagan religions and cults. Darwin dressed it up a little and sold it as his own.

 

Darwin plagerised his ideas from his father and at least two people before him, and the idea of evolution has been around for thousands of years. “there is nothing new under the sun. ” don’t drink the koolaid.

 

Jesus answers Darwinism long before he penned his theory. “The big bang” was initially a creationist word describing the first moments of the first day in Genesis chapter one.

For a believer to claim to believe Jesus rose from the dead, just as the Bible says he did, yet deny the writings of Moses and the creation account is to be double minded at best, and directly contradicts the words of Jesus and the Bible.

In John 5:45–47, Jesus says, “Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; there is one who accuses you—Moses, in whom you trust. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” In this passage, Jesus makes it clear that one must believe what Moses wrote. And one of the passages in the writings of Moses in Exodus 20:11 states: “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day.

Matthew 19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

“A double minded man is unstable in all his ways” Examine yourself.

Hell ? Where is it ?What does it look like?

This post is merely a commentary. My personal pet opinion.

Just imagine a hollow earth and “bottomlless pit”. (Meaning you never hit the bottom) If you fell into it, a hollow ball, you would never hit the bottom, you would simply begin to orbit around the center. The faster you fell, the closer to the center you would be, and the hotter it is. Fire and brimstone. This is where the unbelievers soul and spirit go at death. At the resurrection of the unbelieving dead at the great white throne judgement, (one judgement for them all after the 1000 year reign of Christ) they will be called up from hell, joined to an eternal body (not a glorified one, just one that will not die) given final judgement, and cast into the lake of fire. The Bible says this lake will be within sight of the Lamb. Now if you want some perspective how big the lake is going to be, the entire population of the planet ,8 billion people, right now, can stand in a congregation about 1/4 the size of Alabama. This lake would be big enough to hold every unbeliever that has died since creation.  It is estimated that over 76 billion people have been born and died since creation.

What about the Gentiles in the Mellinial reign?

There is a heretical “two program” doctrine going around that says only Israel will be part of the kingdom during the mellinial reign of Christ. They infer that we will be floating around in heaven somewhere playing harps while Jesus is away for 1000 years. one word: Baaloney. Study.  There is ONE “program”, which includes ALL the saints, one Lord, and one kingdom. We will not be “hid in Christ”. We will reign with him.

Here are a few scriptures. There are many more.  See also my other blog posts “the New Jerusalem” and “our future, kings and priests unto God” “David in the Mellinial reign”

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Ez 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.


Ez 37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

Matt 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

(Paul ) 1 Cor 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels?

Eph 3:4-8 4 (Paul) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

1 Thess 3:13  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

 (John, to US) Revelation was written 25 years after Israel was scattered to the 4 winds.  

Rev 1:4-6 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 5:8-10 (the congregation of saints at the wedding in heaven) You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals; For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.”


” Rev 20:4-6 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

(One more time) Eph 3:4-8 4 (Paul) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

1 Thess 3:13  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

Is Pre tribulation rapture Biblical?

 

 

Of course it is. It is self evident in scripture. It is right in front of you. I see people every day who believe in a pre trib rapture simply because it is what they have been taught, and a pre wrath rapture fits the nature of the Lord and his character. It also fits the model of the Jewish wedding, where the groom calls out his bride with a shout.

But I have saw very few that could prove and defend the pre tribulation rapture with un disputable fact from the scripture. I hope this provides folks with the means to do just that.

My friend, the rapture is the greatest hope and blessing a believer has today.  Our future is so bright, we cannot even imagine what the Lord has in store for us. Our future begins with the  rapture.

The rapture is the Lord’s promise that we will not have to endure what those after the rapture and an unbelieving world will have to go through. Again, in keeping with the Lord’s character, even Israel will be preserved and protected during the first 3.5 years of the tribulation, and in the last half, he will provide shelter to the remnant.

I have not ran across or heard the line of reason as I present here concerning the rapture, but I hope it edifies and strengthens the body of Christ .

Feel free to share this information, verify it with your own study,  teach it in your Bible studies , in witnessing to others,  preach it from your pulpits of all denominations. If you have a question, or comment, or a word, just drop me a line jaedixon@aol.com.

I don’t believe in putting a price on the truth, and this is the greatest encouragement we as a body of believers has today. The Lord has blessed me with a desire to learn and a thirst for the scriptures. The greatest reward is knowing it strengthens and encourages other believers.  It thrills me to encourage, and strengthen people in their faith and hope as believers.   “therefore, comfort each other with these words”.

 

 

Let us begin: Is the pre tribulation rapture Biblical? Sure it is. It makes perfect sense.

 

For those that deny a rapture of the saints, or a pre tribulation rapture, They have a huge logical hurdle they must overcome. They must first explain where all those people in Rev 5:9-10 came from and how they got there before the tribulation begins. The tribulation starts in Rev 6. Go figure. Rev 18 winds up the tribulation.  I first observed this While studying Revelation for one of my previous blogs. I have not saw any information that makes the connection between the saints in heaven in Revelation chapter 5 and the beginning of the tribulation in Chapter six of Revelation.

 

1 Thess 3:13 says Jesus returns with all his saints.  The saints have to leave before they can return with him.

.Revelation 5 is rock hard proof of the pre tribulation rapture. In Revelation 5, The saints from the OT, “the elders” (indicates they have been there longer than the assembly) and after the cross up to the rapture are standing in an assembly in revelation chapter 5:9-10. IN HEAVEN. BEFORE the tribulation begins. The removal of the first seal from the scroll in Rev 6 starts the tribulation.

I have had folks tell me “but Revelation is not chronological” Well, generally speaking, it is , and  Revelation 5 and 6 are undeniably chronological. They are  linked together by the scroll with seven seals.

Rev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Jesus receives the scroll in Rev 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

The first seal is removed in Rev 6.

Rev 5:8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

This is not “Israel” here. It is a mixed multitude of believers from all nations and all races.

These are the OT saints from Matthew 27:52-53 and the NT saints from 1 Thes 4:;17 in this assembly. The first two phases of the first resurrection. The three phases of the First resurrection harvest mirror the Jewish harvest as well as the three major feasts of the Jewish Year. Pesach, Shavout, and Succoth. This is even more confirmation.

Jesus removes the first seal in revelation chapter 6, beginning the tribulation.

6;1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

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Rev 19 is the marriage of the Lamb, immediately following this Jesus returns and destroys the antichrist and his army at Armegeddon and sets up his kingdom.

You and I will be kings and priests in the thousand year reign. We have a lot to look forward to. We are not appointed to wrath.

The collective influence of the worlds 3 billion believers is the only thing stopping the beast from rising. Once this body of believers is removed, there will be no restraint.

There will be believers during the tribulation. Billions will come to Christ, but most will be killed for their faith. These will mainly be gentiles since Israel will have 3.5 years of peace and security because of a treaty with the antichrist.

There will be a revival in Israel and across the world, Israel will be overrun in the last half, “Jacobs trouble”. Most all will be killed as martyrs.

A remnant of Israel will survive, probably at Petra across the Jordan river. Israel already has an agreement with Jordan for access to Petra should the need arise. Petra is across the Jordan river.

The remnant will weep, as a mother for her son when they see Jesus coming in clouds of glory with his saints.

Jesus will rescue this remnant and lead them across Jordan back into their homeland.

Paul says in 1 Thes 4:13-17 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Also see my other posts “revelation, a book of blessings” “new Jerusalem” and other associated posts.

God bless!!

 

The wedding narrative in Revelation: Jesus Blesses the Bride and her family:

Revelation contains the story of a wedding. It contains a wedding narrative. The Jewish wedding starts with the groom giving gifts and pronouncing blessings over his bride. The bride also blesses her groom as well.

Are you ready for the marriage supper of the Lamb? This is our future! I’m looking forward to it!

 

2:7  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

 

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

 

Rev 2:17 To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

 

Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.28 And I will give him the morning star.

 

Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

rev 12 ;11 And they overcame by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

 

 

The bride blesses the groom:

Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Rev 5:9-10 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

13 Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

rev 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

12 Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Revelation 19: And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

 

Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

20:And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.  (this is third part, The tribulation saints. The first was Matt 27;52-53 OT saints, second part was 1 Thess 4:15-17, NT saints see my first resurrection post in this blog)

 

 

1000 years later: The New Jerusalem, the home of the OT saints, friends of the bridegroom, and the Lamb’s wife comes down to earth:

 

Rev 21  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

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 from God,

 

This is the Tabernacle of God. Our home is in the holy of holies in this tabernacle. The holy of holies is a perfect cube.  Our beautiful heavenly home. God bless!!