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On coming towards the end of a study on End Times, I felt challenged by the Holy Spirit with the following questions. Where, when and what is the Jerusalem above mentioned in Galatians 4:26 & Hebrews 12:22. My answers to these questions are the basis for this booklet.
As Christians we are meant to dwell with Christ in The Jerusalem above, upon the throne of God with Christ, with all power and authority above all powers, authorities and principalities.
Being in the spirit we are up there in the Spirit above all things, yet with our feet firmly planted on the ground, it is Paradise.
For more about The Jerusalem Above and Paradise, please go to booklets and read "Paradise here and now".
By Kenneth Allan Clark Copyright © 7 / 8 / 15
Looking at Righteousness, Just, Justice, Justified and Justification.
I have been looking up the original Hebrew and Greek words and their translation into our English Bibles. The contexts of their usage, both verse usage and passage usage. Then I ask the question, considering the overall Bible, what word best fits true foundations of the doctrines Christ.
Young’s numbers used.
H6662 (just) translated into English; 37 times as Just and 168 as Righteous.
Although Just is only used 37 times against the 168 times Righteousness is used, this enough times for us to ask two questions. 1: Which word is more correct? 2: Would either of the two words fit within the overall contexts of the verse and true Bible doctrines? Taking all these things into consideration, I would have to conclude the word Just is a better and more correct translation than Righteousness.
By using the same rules of context with all the Hebrew and Greek words translated into English as Righteous and Righteousness, or as Just, Justice and Justified, I would have to conclude that all such words would be better and more correctly translated as Just, Justice or Justified.
H6663 (to be just) translated into English; 22 times as Justify and 12 times as Righteous.
H6664 (just) translated into English; 9 times as Just; 10 times as Justice and 96 times as Righteous.
H6666 (justice) translated into English; 12 times as Justice and 144 times Righteousness.
There are five Greek words the K.J.V. sometimes translated as either righteous or righteousness. All of which start with the Greek word dikaio, which means Justify.
G1342 (Just) translated into English; 33 times as Just and 46 times as Righteous.
G1343 (Justification) translated into English; 92 times as Righteousness.
G1344 (Justify) translated into English; 39 times as either Justify or Justified, and 1 time as righteous.
G1345 (Justify) translated into English; 2 times as Ordinances, 2 times as Judgment, 2 times as Justification and 3 times as righteousness.
G1346 (Justify) translated into English; 2 times as Justly, 2 times as Righteously and 1 time as Righteousness.
If we compare Righteousness with words like Justify, Justified and Justification, Righteousness has no guts nor depth of the foundational doctrines of Christ in it. But Justification cut right down to the depths of the foundational doctrines of Christ.
Let us look at two verses from the view of a new immature Christian. To most such persons being righteous means being a perfect goody goody; and they struggle with the concept of clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ; while most readily grasp and understand the concept of justification.
2Pe 2:5 (K.J.V.) And spared not the old world, but delivered Noah the eighth person, a preacher of justification, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
Was Noah preaching salvation by being a perfect goody goody? No! He was preaching justification through the blood of the Lamb. And in keeping with this message, as soon as he got off the ark he had a blood sacrifice.
Eph 6:14 (K.J.V.) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justification;
Under the Old Covenant the High Priest wore the breast plate of judgement; Under the New Covenant, we the justified in Christ, wear the breast plate of justification. (Exo. 28:15 & Eph. 6:14). Yes we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. But freely we have all been justified by The Blood of The Lamb, Jesus Christ our Lord and Deliverer.
Is our armour dependant on us being clothed in righteousness, as a perfect goody goody? Or is it dependant on us being justified by the blood of Jesus Christ.
Having spent some time prayerfully studying this question, I believe I must conclude just, justified and justification, agree with the origional Hebrew and Greek than the word righteousness.
God bless you,
Prophet Ken Clark.
by Kenneth Allan Clark © copyright 2012.
John 1:16 And of his fullness, we have all received, and grace for grace.
Jesus Christ is full to overflowing with grace and truth, and God desires to pour out this abounding grace and truth upon us. Grace is the undeserved favour of God. For example, we don’t deserve God’s forgiveness for our sins, but God freely forgives our sins. However there is a condition; like God our Father we should freely forgive those who sin against us
Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Father in the sky will also forgive you: 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
When God forgives our sins, he extends grace towards us. Do we deserve forgiveness? No! When we forgive others we extend the grace that God poured out upon us upon others. Do they deserve forgiveness? No! But God is our Father, and just as God has poured out love, grace and forgiveness upon us, we to should pour out love, grace and forgiveness upon others.
So when we receive the fullness of Christ, we also receive a cycle of love for love; forgiveness for forgiveness; mercy for mercy; grace for grace. The more love, forgiveness, mercy and grace of God we pour out upon others, the more love, forgiveness, mercy and grace God will pour out upon us; this is grace for grace.
Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you measure out to others it shall be measured back to you.
For more on God's Love, go to publication "God's Love and Forgiveness". For more on God's out pouring of love, forgiveness, mercy and grace upon us, go to booklet "Overflowing with blessings".
30 / 3 / 15
The Lord Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit be with you to guide and direct you. I am pleased to hear from you and of your work from the kingdom above.
Like the Apostle Peter I can say, silver and gold I do not have but what I have I give in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 3:6).
My calling in Christ is that of a teacher, prophet, writer and restorer. Therefore God expects me to spend most of my time communicating with God the Father though the Spirit of Christ who dwells in me. Communicating by prayer, reading the Scriptures, being guided by the guided by the Holy Spirit, writing down that which God wants to shear through me (and other prophets) with the body of Christ worldwide.
So while I do not have any silver or gold I can give you, and although it is unlikely God will allow me to visit many of you in person, I can remind you of the word of God. That Word God first gave us through Adam, Jude, Noah, Mosses and the Old Testament Judges and Prophets; revealed to us through Jesus Christ the Word of God, come to earth in the flesh, and explained to us by the Holy Spirit through the New Testament Apostles and Prophets. That Word of God, the Gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God I share with you and the Church worldwide; may come to you as a new revelation, but it is the same Good News God shared with Adam and Eve in the beginning.
Can I suggest you read the following three booklets that can be found on our web site under booklets?
“Death is not the end of Life.”
“Man is a soul who lives in a body and has a spirit.”
“The Restoration Continues.”
For those who feel the call of God to be part of this continuing restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ and wanted to reproduce these at your own expense to give away, I will gladly e-mail you the English Masters.
The booklet “Death is not the end of Life” is also available in “Telugu (India),” “Swahili (East Africa)”, “Chiehewa (Malawi),” and Chinese.
God bless you all, your ministrirs and all you watch over in the name of Jesus Christ.
Prophet Ken Clark.
By Kenneth Allan Clark.
This little booklet, useful for witnessing to unsaved and teaching immature in Christ about eternal life and the coming resurrection for the justified to eternal life, and the wicked to eternal damnation was first published in 2012
For those pastors and churches who would like to print and give away, master copies of this booklet are now available in English, Chinese, Chiehewa (the language of Malawi), Kiswahili (the language of Tanzania & Kenya) and Telugu (the language of Andhra Pradesh, India).
For those pastors and churches who would like to translate the booklet from English into their own language, we can e-mail you an English master.
To read booklet "Death is not the end of life " go to booklets.
God bless you all
Prophet Ken Clark.
Israel became a nation in 1948; was this a prophetic fulfillment?
I was asked the question, Israel became a nation on May 15th 1948; was this a prophetic fulfillent of the Scriptures? and please explain your answer.
First; no I do not believe this was a prophetic fulfillment of the Scriptures.
After the death of King Solomon, the kingdom of Israel divided into two kingdoms; one the northern kingdom of Israel, the other the southern kingdom of Judah. After this; regardless of which of the twelve tribes they were born into, it was not usual for all those who lived in the southern kingdom of Judah, to be called the Children of Judah; and for those who lived in the northern kingdom, to be called the children of Israel.
When the northern kingdom fell, the children of Israel were scattered; and when the southern kingdom fell, the children of Judah were taken captive to Babylon. Although the children of Judah returned to the Promised Land after the fall of Babylon, and since 1945, we have again seen and ever increasing number of the children of Judah returning, we have not yet seen the return of the children of Israel who are descendants of those who lived in the northern of Israel.
The prophet Jeremiah writes
Jeremiah 50:4 In those days, and in that time, says the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
This prophecy has not yet been fulfilled.
Now let us look at Ezekiel 37:15 – 22:
Back ground info first.
The central range of mountains in the northern kingdom of Israel was known as Mt Ephraim. While the whole table land of Judah was known as Mt Judah. Joshua the son of Nun was buried in the mount of Ephraim (Judges 2:9).
So when it says in
Ezekiel 37:16 Moreover, you son of man, take you one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
Judah, and all the children of Israel that are his companions, are those who lived in the southern kingdom of Judah and their descendants. While Ephraim and all the children of Israel that are his companions, are those who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel and their descendants. Yes with the death of King Solomon the kingdom was divided in two, but there is a time coming when the two kingdoms (the two sticks) shall once again be joined together to make one kingdom (one stick).
Ezekiel 37:19 Say unto them, Therefore says the Lord GOD; look and see, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows (the northern kingdom of Israel), and will put them with him, even with the stick of (southern kingdom) Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
Ezekiel 37:22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
Yes the kingdom was divided into two kingdoms. Yes the northern kingdom of Israel was scattered and latter the southern kingdom of Judah was taken captive to Babylon. Yes we have seen a return of a remnant of those who are of the southern kingdom of Judah, but to this day we have not seen a return of those who are of the northern kingdom of Israel. Therefore the descendants of Jacob two are still divided as two nations, as two kingdoms. They have not both become one nation and one kingdom, therefore this prophecy in Ezekiel chapter 37 has not yet been fulfilled.
To learn more about the return of the children of Judah and the children of Israel, please read my book "Judah and Israel's return" which you find by going to publications.
God bless you all