REDEEMED From Among Men


KJV Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

Revelation 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

Revelation 6:9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. 11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, 12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. 13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.

Hebrews 12: 22 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, 23 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, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Isaiah 60: 11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.

Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

Every day somewhere on earth, men are dying under every kind of circumstance that has snuffed out men's lives. Wars, starvation, sickness and disease, old age, abortions, accidents, preying animals, crimes and murders, vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, fires, drowning, and natural disasters have all served as means to destroy men's bodies. All this constitutes the "daily sacrifice" referenced in the Levitical priesthood. The spirits of men (blood of sacrifices) rise to the Heavenly Altar instead of being sprinkled and poured on and around an earthly altar administered by men. The doors of Heaven remain open at all times so that the newly redeemed spirits of men may be brought in and educated. There are 365 doors of Heaven, III Baruch 6:13. These are major "instructors", and over these are "12 Heavenly Gates" or the 12 principal Archangels. They head schools where those redeemed are instructed and "made perfect". The redeemed assemble in choirs and together they form "mirror images" full of the WORD of God, which John saw as a "sea of glass mingled with fire". The equivalent of this is the "brazen sea with feet" that Solomon made for his temple where the waters of the sea are "multitudes of nations, kindreds, tongues and people", Revelation 17:15.

 One of the most exciting events occurring in Heaven is the gathering of the spirits of men. When a man dies on earth, God draws his spirit to Heaven, Ecclesiastes 12:7. This is also called a "passover" because that is exactly what happens. The Israelites passed over from Egypt to the "promise land" (Palestine) because God used them to illustrate what He was doing for all humanity every time a man dies. We leave the earth prison and slave-master devils (spiritual Egypt) and go home to Heaven, the real "promise land". Just as the Jews were able to look back and see Pharaoh's army drowning in the Red Sea, God shows the newly redeemed spirits of men what they have left behind. They see the kingdom of darkness as it is for the first time. They see the less fortunate devils falling in circles through solid matter and crying out in distress. This is "hell" and the "bottomless pit" for them. The more fortunate demons have climbed out of the pit and are observed clinging to the bodies of men, birds, fish, and animals like bees on a hive. These conditions have caused "hell on earth" for men in our lives. We have suffered possession, captivity, and control by devils ever since the travesty in the Garden of Eden. Men are astounded when they see devils for the first time. Isaiah 14:16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? God informed Lucifer that He would do this. Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. 19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. Men then understand what they have been freed from and the jeopardy of their fellow man remaining on earth, the extensiveness of which men are blind and ignorant. These redeemed spirits cannot stop thanking God and praising Him for "saving" them from demonic domination and darkness!

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