Chapter 3.1   -   Revealing the five (5) "Kingdoms of Heaven" on earth

 

 

 

Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant) has always accepted the reality of the first three "Kingdoms of Heaven".

Christians understand the FIRST "Kingdom of Heaven" (the first "generation" of Saints) was the (1st) Pre-Flood Kingdom,

which included all the Saints from Adam until Noah.  They may not have considered these first Saints as being a "generation",

or as being a separate "Kingdom"... but they do understand Pre-Flood Saints are included in the Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven",

and they do understand that the Pre-Flood Saints are just as much a PART of the "Body of Christ" as the New Testament Saints.

Likewise, Christians understand the SECOND "Kingdom of Heaven" (the second "generation" of Saints) was Saints living

in the (2nd) Old Testament Kingdom.  While Christians may not have considered the Jewish Saints as being a "generation" or

as being a separate and distinct "Kingdom" on earth, they do understand that (like Pre-Flood Saints) Jewish Saints are included

in the Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven", and Jewish Saints are just as much a PART of the "Body of Christ" as any Christian Saint.

And Christians understand the (2nd) Kingdom on earth was "taken" from the Jewish "generation"... and it was "given"

to the disciples of Jesus during the THIRD "Kingdom" on earth, the (3rd) Christian Kingdom (the third "generation" of Saints).

This prophecy assumes (a) the reader is Christian and (b) they already understand these first three "Kingdoms of Heaven" on earth.

This prophecy reveals Biblical mysteries about Daniel's FOURTH "Kingdom" on earth.  Mysteries that remained "sealed" until this time.

Mat 21:43    Therefore say I unto you, the KINGDOM OF GOD shall be TAKEN from you [it was TAKEN from the Jewish Kingdom], 

                     and GIVEN to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof [and then it was GIVEN to the 3rd Christian "Kingdom of Heaven"]

Christian theology (both Catholic and Protestant) has always understood the reality of these first three "Kingdoms of Heaven".

But Christian eschatology NEVER understood that, when the Great Commission was finished and all the Saints were "sealed",

the (3rd) Christian Kingdom would end - God would withdraw His Holy Spirit from the Kingdom - and the FOURTH Kingdom

would begin as Satan is "loosened" from the Pit... and given Rule during his "Little Season", also shown as Daniel's Fourth Beast,

the Revelation Beast, and (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom.  So, the Fourth Kingdom on earth is the Kingdom of the Anti-Christ.

When the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" was finished, when the "testimony" of the Saints during the "Great Commission"

was complete (and all the "sheep" had been "sealed") all living Saints were "harvested" into the (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom

as they "went forth" from their churches and they followed the "Anti-Christ" during Daniel's FOURTH BEAST or KINGDOM.

The "THEN" in Matthew 25:1 is not the start of the (2nd) Jewish Kingdom, or start of the (3rd) Christian Kingdom (at Pentecost).

Instead, it's the start of Daniel's Fourth (Great Tribulation) "Kingdom of Heaven".  It's the start of the 7-Headed Revelation Beast.

Mat 25:1     THEN [at the beginning of the Great Tribulation] shall the Kingdom of Heaven [all of the "wheat" and the "tares"]

                    be likened unto [look like] TEN VIRGINS [the completion of all Believers], which took their lamps [took their Gospels],

                    and went forth [from the (3rd) Christian Beast - into the (4th) Great Tribulation Beast] to meet the Bridegroom [Jesus Christ]

  

This "harvest" of Ten "Horns/Kings/Virgins" OUT of the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven" is shown in many different passages.

And, as with each of the previous "Kingdoms of Heaven", the (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom included both (few) saved "wheat"

and (many) unsaved "tares", which are represented as being either the "Wise Virgins" (wheat)... or the "Foolish Virgins" (tares).

Daniel's Fourth Kingdom is the LAST Kingdom on earth before the Lord establishes the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven",

and it consists exclusively of the Ten "Horns/Kings/Virgins" who actually "went forth" from the (3rd) Christian Kingdom.

Mat 25:7      Then [all of] the [ten] virgins AROSE, and "trimmed their lamps" [adjusted their gospel based on "seeing" or not "seeing"

                     the historical fulfillment of Great Tribulation prophecies],  8  And the foolish [virgins] said to the wise [virgins], give us

                     of your oil; for our lamps [our gospels] are gone out [do not have the Holy Spirit],  9  But the wise [virgins] answered,

                     saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us [wise virgins] and you [foolish virgins]: But go ye rather to them who

                     sell [salvation by works] and buy for yourself [the Bible speaks of preaching doctrines as the "selling" of Gospels].

Finally, when the (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom was finished, before Daniel's Fourth Beast is destroyed,

before the 7-Headed Revelations Beast is destroyed, and before the Anti-Christ is "cast alive" into the "Lake-of-Fire"...

the "Final Harvest" occurs, as some (the "Wise Virgins") were taken into the "Marriage of the Lamb" (and "the Door was Shut")

while others (the "Foolish Virgins") are left-behind in the Fourth Kingdom and/or the Revelation Beast.  The final harvest,

taking LAST SAINTS out of Daniel's FOURTH "Kingdom of Heaven" and into the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of heaven",

occurs BEFORE the end of the Great Tribulation Kingdom, and BEFORE the start of the "Season and Time".

Read Chapter 1.3 (carefully) to see the "Harmony of Scripture" about this "unsealed" Biblical mystery.  

Mat 25:10    And while they [the Foolish Virgins] went to buy, the Bridegroom [the Lord Jesus Christ] came;

                    and they that were ready [the Wise Virgins] went in with Him to the MARRIAGE [in the Final Harvest]:

                    and THE DOOR WAS SHUT.  11  Afterward came also the other [Foolish] Virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 

                    12  But He answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

This Biblical "mystery", of the "Final Harvest" being from the Fourth Kingdom, instead of the (3rd) Christian Kingdom,

is shown in many passages in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.  However, as the Bible promised, understanding

of these Biblical mysteries remained  "sealed" to all the Saints - until it was revealed to (only) the "Wise Virgins" during the current

"Season and Time" after the Revelation Beasts were destroyed.  This realty is shown in great detail in the following chapters and

is based on harmony of ALL RELATED passages.

The phrase "Kingdom of Heaven" is used thirty-three (33) times in the Bible and every time the phrase represents the

many unsaved "tares" and/or the few saved "wheat", associated with preaching the "Word of the Kingdom" (the Gospel)

during one of the FOUR KINGDOMS on earth - or it represents only the "wheat" in the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven".

The four "Kingdoms of Heaven" are physical and temporal Kingdoms... and there's a "harvest" of Saints at the end of each,

with the "Final Harvest" including only the "Wise Virgins" living during the (4th) Great Tribulation "Kingdom of Heaven".

3.2    Understanding the Context of Scripture (Theology 101)

Therefore, since the phrase "Kingdom of Heaven" can be used to indicate one of FIVE different earthly Kingdoms...

the FIRST STEP in understanding the Biblical meaning of any particular passage using the phrase must be determining

the context of that usage - in other words, WHICH of those five "Kingdoms of Heaven" is in view in that specific passage?

For example: in the passages below the "Kingdom of Heaven" represents the (3rd) New Testament Kingdom (Christian Church).

Note:  This is not an "unsealed" Biblical mystery - the Christian Saints have always correctly understood the context of these verses

represent the earthly "Kingdom" of the New Testament Christian Church.

Mat 13:24    Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, the [3rd Christian] Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man

                    which sowed good seed in His field:  25  But while men slept, His enemy came and sowed tares

Mat 13:47    Again, the [3rd Christian] Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:

                    48  Which, when it was full they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels,

However, in the passages below the phrase "Kingdom of Heaven" is clearly not the (3rd) Christian Kingdom of wheat and tares.

Instead, it represents the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven", which consists exclusively of the "wheat" from each of the previous

(four) "Kingdoms of Heaven" on earth.  In Matthew 19:23 and 5:20, the phrase "Kingdom of Heaven" obviously does not represent

the temporal/physical (3rd) Christian Kingdom of both "wheat and tares"... instead it represents the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven". 

Equally obvious, in both Matthew 8:11 and 7:21-23 the phrase "Kingdom of Heaven" can only represent the (5th) Eternal Kingdom,

which includes only the (saved) "wheat" from each of the four temporal earthly Kingdoms... including Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Again, this information is not an "unsealed" mystery, this context has always been understood by the New Testament Saints.

 

Mat 19:23   Then said Jesus unto His disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man

                    shall hardly enter into the [5th Eternal] Kingdom of Heaven.

Mat 5:20     For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes

                    and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the [5th Eternal] Kingdom of Heaven.

Mat 8:11      I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with

                    Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the [5th Eternal] Kingdom of Heaven.

Mat 7:21     Not everyone [within the 3rd Christian Kingdom] that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter

                    into the [5th Eternal] Kingdom of Heaven: but he that doeth the Will of My Father which is in heaven.

                    22  Many [tares] will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied [preached] in Thy Name?

                    and in Thy Name have cast out devils? [saved the lost sheep] and in Thy Name done many wonderful works?

                    23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me ye that work iniquity.

What is an "unsealed" Biblical mystery, what has never been understood by any Saint before the current "Season and Time",

is the Great Tribulation (the Kingdom of Ten "Horns/Kings/Toes/Virgins") is the FOURTH "Kingdom of Heaven" on earth.

While most Christians assume the timing of "THEN" in Matthew 25:1 represents Christian Saints going forth at Pentecost,

it's simply NOT POSSIBLE to harmonize that notion with the rest of the passage.  The fact is:  Nobody on earth today can

show how historical events within the (3rd) New Testament Kingdom fulfill this prophecy... as you cannot harmonize history

with the passage (we invite the reader to try).  While verses 25:8-9 cannot represent events during the New Testament Kingdom,

(because the Saints never refuse to preach - or send people to others for Salvation during the Great Commission), those events

harmonize exactly with the experiences of the Ten "Horns/Kings/Toes/Virgins", during the (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom.

The parable/prophecy of the "Ten Virgins" provides both an outline and chronology of the Fourth '"Kingdom of Heaven".

While harmony of all related Scripture is the only measure of Biblical Truth, the only confirmation of Biblical Truth is fulfillment

of the prophecy in recorded history (in reality).  And we have this historical confirmation of the parable/prophecy of the "Ten Virgins" when the "Wise Virgins" separated from the "Foolish Virgins" during the fourth "watch" of the Great Tribulation "Kingdom of Heaven",

in a period which the Bible NAMES as being the "Days of Vengeance". See chapter 8 and chapter 9 for information on fulfillment of the

parable/prophecy of the "Ten Virgins".  For now stay focused on the fact that (a) the Great Tribulation was the (4th) "Kingdom of Heaven" on earth and (b) it began when the Last Saints "went forth" from the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heaven", which was the "Church Age".

The parable of the "Ten Virgins" was NOT Jesus telling a fairy tale (or a lie)... it was a prophecy that must be fulfilled in actual history.

 

 

Mat. 25:1    THEN [the beginning of the Great Tribulation] shall the Kingdom of Heaven [the "wheat" and "tares"]

                    be likened unto [look like] TEN VIRGINS [all the Believers], which took their lamps [took their Gospels]

                    and WENT FORTH [from the 3rd Beast - into the 4th Beast] to meet the Bridegroom [the Lord Jesus Christ].

  

 

This Biblical Truth is a very important PART of the Gospel of the Bible - but, since it remained "sealed" until this "Season and Time",

it was a Biblical "mystery" during the (2nd) Old Testament "Kingdom of Heaven" and the (3rd) New Testament "Kingdom of Heaven".

Saints living during the Jewish Kingdom were never meant to understand the fulfillment of prophecy about the END of their Kingdom,

or the TWO subsequent "Kingdoms of Heaven".  Saints living during the Christian Kingdom were never meant to understand fulfillment

of prophecies about the END of their Kingdom, or the subsequent (4th) Great Tribulation "Kingdom of Heaven".  However, it was always

God's Plan the Last Saints "shall understand" these "unsealed" mysteries - during the current "time-of-the-end" and/or "Season and Time".

Therefore, we now have Biblical validation the "Kingdom of Heaven" represents the (2nd) Jewish Kingdom [Matthew 22:2]

... and we now have Biblical validation that the "Kingdom of Heaven" represents the (3rd) Christian Kingdom [Matthew 13]

... and we now have Biblical validation that the "Kingdom of Heaven" represents the (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom [Mat. 25]

... and we now have Biblical validation that the "Kingdom of Heaven" represents the (5th) Eternal Kingdom [Matthew 5, 7, 8 & 19]

Make no mistake... it was GOD (not us) that specifically NAMED four of the five "Kingdoms of Heaven" on earth.

Any denomination, church or pastor that cannot harmonize this reality is (at best) only preaching some partial-truth.

When we read passages about the "Kingdom of Heaven" in Matthew 22:2 the Scripture is talking about the "wheat and tares"

living in the (2nd) Jewish Kingdom.  When we read about the "Kingdom of Heaven" in Matthew 13 the Scripture is talking about

the "wheat and tares" living in the (3rd) Christian Kingdom. When we read  passages about the "Kingdom of Heaven" in Matthew 25

the Scripture is talking about the "wheat and tares" living in the (4th) Great Tribulation Kingdom.  And when we read passages about

the "Kingdom of Heaven" in Matthew chapters 5, 7, 8 and 19, the Scriptures are talking about the (5th) Eternal "Kingdom of Heaven".

As Daniel's  prophecies reveal, there are four (4) temporal "Kingdoms of Heaven" on earth before the (5th) eternal "Kingdom of Heaven".

The Biblical and Historical Truth is

 

 

(1)  Saints living during the Jewish Kingdom conflated prophecies about events in subsequent Kingdoms because it was impossible

for them to understand the context provided by Daniel's "sealed" prophecies... as they remained "sealed" until the "time-of-the-end".

As a result, Jews are still waiting to "see" fulfillment of prophecies related to the END of their (2nd) Jewish "Kingdom of Heaven". 

 

(2)  Likewise, Saints living in the (3rd) Christian "Kingdom of Heavenalso conflated prophecies about events occurring during

the subsequent (4th) Great Tribulation "Kingdom of Kingdom" (and the following "Season and Time"), because it was impossible

for them to understand the context of Daniel's "sealed" prophecies - until the "time-of-the-end" (or the "Season and Time" on earth)

after destruction of the Revelation Beast.  Therefore Christians not "harvested" into the Fourth "Kingdom of Heaven" are still waiting

to "see" fulfillment of prophecies related to the END of their "Kingdom of Heaven".

Just like those left-behind in the Jewish Kingdom... those left-behind in the Christian Kingdom are still waiting to "seefulfillment

of prophecies related to the END of their "Kingdom of Heaven".  As the Bible PROMISED long ago [Daniel 12:8-10 and Matthew 25:15, 33],

the key to understanding fulfillment of end-time prophecy was "seeing" the context provided by Daniel's four "Kingdoms of Heaven".

But understanding of those mysteries could not be known (by any Saint) until the current "time-of-the-end" and/or "Season and Time".

Only the Last Saints (the "wise virgins") are able to "understand" Daniel's prophecies and "see" fulfillment of Great Tribulation "signs".

That is what the Bible PROMISED... and that is what actually occurred in history ("reality").