MINE EYES BEHOLD THE GLORIOUS CITY
By Martha © 1996
Excerpts From Mine Eyes Behold The Glorious City
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Chapter 1 UNDERSTANDING THE CITY
Blind faith in the LORD is an attribute, but not caring is sin. Blind faith in the LORD is holiness but an arrogant faith that is haughty is as blasphemy. Blind faith in the LORD is a love toward Him, but lukewarm obedience without the fire of love and caring and responsibility is idolatry.
Why are we not concerned with those things that concern us? A farmer that is not concerned with the harvest ought not to be sowing his fields. The harvest is everything. GOD has not sown Christ into the earth without coming for the harvest of that sowing. We are the fruiting. We are not the sowing but are the harvesting. Therefore, ought we not to be concerned with those things that concern us? Is the burden so heavy we deem we are alone? Is the cross so entangled in the affairs of this world that we desire to be untangled? Do we not yet understand that the Kingdoms of this world shall become the Kingdoms of Christ and the Kingdoms of Christ become the Kingdoms of this world, they all becoming one Kingdom, world without end? Are we yet ignorant deeming ourselves so very wise? If the Kingdoms of this world are to become the Kingdoms of Christ, they are going nowhere and we are going nowhere. His Kingdom is coming and the Kingdoms of this world shall be changed, cleansed, and purified, all becoming His Kingdoms.
The Bride is going to be caught away? The Bride of Christ is going to be swept up and caught away? Not on your life! In the ending of the world is the resurrection. That is when the gathering up shall take place, in the ending of all things. The Bride, the City of God, is coming down to this earth. The Lamb’s Bride is the City, and the City is coming down to this earth to take into itself, all who will enter in through Her gates. And the City does not descend filled with her inhabitants. The City descends down to take her inhabitants within her gates, and at the day of the resurrection, that City will rise from this earth with Her inhabitants, to meet Christ in the air. The City is but a living holding place until all things are accomplished and fulfilled, and then the dead in Christ Jesus shall rise up from the earth and enter into Her gates, and then in the twinkling of an eye, shall the City rise from this earth at the sounding of the great trumpet of the resurrection of the living and the dead.
First comes the City down . . . . . .Rev. 21:1 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.
Then John saw how these things were to take place, this new heaven and this new earth.
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. 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. 9 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, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
We look at the reed . . . . . .Rev. 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. 2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles; and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.
The first appearing of the City of God comes to the Gentile, and shall judge the Gentile, and the Gentile will not receive her salvation, but will fall under a great judgment from God because of her fornications and spiritual harlotries, rejecting the sent one, the Manchild. For the City of God descends in the Manchild, the Son sent to judge the Church and to take from the Gentiles the Gentile portion of the Bride. The second appearing in the scriptures, of the City comes to the nation of Israel, when the Manchild has come to a maturity and goes into the nation of Israel to redeem the living Bride of Israel. The Manchild, a Lamb that has entered into the earth, He first, as a newborn and as a little child, shall lead the Gentile into the Kingdom of God, all those that will enter in. For He is sent into the throne in the earth, into the church, into the keepers of the covenant, the Gentile.
The first appearing of the City of God in the scriptures, comes to the Gentile, and the second appearing of the City of God is for the nation of Israel, it being signified as two outpourings by two comings of the City of God. For first, comes the City to the Gentile, and through the Gentile, she being the keeper of the covenant of salvation in Christ, as Israel was the keeper of the law. Both the law and the covenant of the blood of Christ shall come into one City and become One Bride. An outpouring of the Spirit shall fall upon the Gentile and upon Israel, as two separated outpourings, they being two separated and distinctively separated doctrines.
There is an election of Israel that shall be sealed. Rev. 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Be not ignorant. This angel ascended. This angel, this Manchild, having power over the four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, ascended to power in the earth, coming of age, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. When Christ comes, it is written He says . . . . .Matt. 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
But know you not that before this, another comes to judge? For of Him it is written. . . . . .Matt. 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For it is written concerning these two, Matt. 24:29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the power of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Israel received her judge, Jesus Christ, and the Gentile shall escape her judge? As Jesus Christ came to Israel into a certain generation, born into the flesh, likewise shall the Manchild come to the Gentile, into a certain generation, born into the flesh, given to the Gentile. Now, why do you marvel at these things as though they are not all written down? Israel shall yet and again face her judge, and shall look upon Him whom they have pierced. The Gentile has no accountability to the crucifying of Christ, but the Gentile shall have an accountability to the Manchild, the Holy Ghost come into the flesh of a Son. The Manchild is not the Saviour, but the judge. He does not come to save, but to judge those who are saved, those who have believed, and those who shall believe in Christ. Woe unto those who call Him of an evil spirit. I marvel at those who run after and serve and tithe to those who have but an imperfect testimony of the gifts given unto the church, and yet they shall reject and refuse that One who comes in perfect power. When the Kingdom comes, the perfect is come, and the perfect One comes, having no more need of the imperfect, He being perfect power, without failing.
Now, before this one comes, His works are in the earth. And before this one comes, the truth is in the earth as gold tried in the fire. Rev. 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 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. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Now, do you possibly think that this one to descend into flesh does not know every jot and tittle of Revelation? He comes to tell all how it is and not to hear from the mouths of men how it is, they knowing nothing of how it is.
Chapter 2 THE BRIDE WITHOUT SPOT OR BLEMISH
As Israel fulfilled every Word spoken of her, likewise, shall the church fulfill every Word spoken of her. And the Word spoken against the church in the ending of the world is that she is a Jezebel, and a harlot, and full of corruption and filth from the crown to the foot. Yet, within her walls are the jewels, the pearls, and the diamonds and rubies of the Kingdom of GOD. In the church, harlot that she is, is the field of wheat in which grows the tares and the wheat, in which abides the water of truth that feeds the good fish and the bad fish with life, and the flock of both the sheep and goats. The same Word waters the whole of the earth, yet the same Word that softens one to salvation, will harden another unto damnation. Both know the Word, but not both have obeyed righteously the Word that saves, nor brought forth the fruits of obedient faith. The same Word will produce a wheat or a tare, a good fish or a bad fish, a sheep or a goat. The same Word will form in one a Christ and in another the devil.
The scriptures that say one born of God keeps himself and the devil touches him not, also says, the Bride has made her own self ready. She has clothed her own self in righteousness. It is written. . . 1st John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. . . . . . . . . . .5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Rev. 19:7 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.
Now, there is a forerunner early in the final watch into which the Manchild shall come, there being three failed watches in the earth, and a fourth that is prophesied to not fail, and this forerunner is sent forth, into a certain generation, and there is one riding upon that early horse, and if one can apprehend the horse, and the rider, and the early stirrings in the earth of the Kingdom of God to come, and can comprehend the stirring of the winds of the Spirit and the rising of the living waters, and can drink of the latter day rain, he shall see and hear and understand the eye salve that is sent into the world to wash the eyes of those who desire to be unblinded.
Rev. 6:1 And 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. 2 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.
I tell you, this one shall in the beginning, right in the beginning with a thunderous roar, be sent forth crowned, having a bow, and a crown, and He or She shall go forth conquering and to conquer. And who is this one? For we know, and we know what we know, that there is both a male fig tree and a female fig tree. And we know, and we know what we know, that the coming of the Kingdom of God is woven around a Woman.
Rev. 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. 13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. 14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. 16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
The testimony of Jesus Christ is Christ in the flesh, is it not? I did not say Jesus in the flesh, I said Christ in the flesh. Get it straight! Do not be crooked in your heart or your mind or your soul. Get it straight! There is and was one Jesus, forever before and forever and ever, one Jesus Christ. There is one name, one Saviour, only one name that from beginning to ending, shall save a soul from damnation, and that name is Jesus, none other, Jesus. Get it straight! He sits upon the right hand of the Father in heaven. We first are looking for the one formed in Christ, sent into the world, the Manchild, He who is also called, a Son of God. Are we not all called Sons and Daughters of God? There is no controversy therefore, that there are Sons and Daughters of God. And, now get it straight, there are kings. There are priests. And there are also lords. And there is a King of kings, and a Lord of lords. So there shall be kings and lords set up in the earth. There shall be rulers, and kings, and priests, and even, lords. And these shall have a KING over all, and a LORD over all. There is no disputing the KING and the LORD, but there shall be great disputings and even great controversies and even deaths come, betrayals come, because of these set up as lords. These lords shall be set up in the throne, as written of them, and the throne is the City. Get it straight!
The WORD shall ride the horse, and shall ride the horse, and shall ride, and ride, and shall go forth and conquering and to conquer. There is a rider to come into the earth that shall ride the wings of the Spirit and that shall do judgment, and shall make war in righteousness and shed the blood of the wicked. This same Lord, shall judge the harlot church, the great merchandiser that rides the beast, the harlot, the dragon that appears in the world at the same time, and in the very same generation as the Woman. And the WOMAN first appears, and is born, before the harlot church is manifested in the world, yet do they appear in the very same generation. This generation shall not pass away until all things are accomplished, and the transformation of the world takes place, all iniquity being done away with, and a new earth formed wherein only dwells righteousness.
Time does not harm the Bride, for she shall be delivered into life. Those that are still in the harlot shall not forfeit eternal life, unless they blaspheme the Spirit come. They shall simply die to attain it as the church has since her conception. But the City of GOD, those that come out of the harlot, shall die not. Do not war the harlot as though she is perishing. She is not perishing, just dying. Rev. 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Those that come out shall not partake of the plagues and judgments sent to destroy her in death as she is literally a sacrificed lamb to the world that the world might awaken to her own demise and peril, damnation now knocking on the door.
Rev. 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
CHAPTERS IN THE BOOK:
Chapter 1 Understanding The City
Chapter 2 The Bride Without Spot Or Blemish
Chapter 3 The Parable Of The Fig
Chapter 4 The First Dominion
Chapter 5 We Expect Too Much
Chapter 6 The Favours Of God
Chapter 7 The City Of Righteousness
Excerpts From Mine Eyes Behold The Glorious City Written By Martha ©