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PROMISES – PROMISES AND MORE PROMISES OF REWARDS – REAL OR FANCIFUL DREAMING

February 2, 2011

Promises, promises, and even more promises of rewards in heaven, are they for real, or just a lot of fanciful dreaming, by brain dead dreamers? Who really knows? All through the ages, from many lands, by multitudes of various religions, the same thing, promises of what would, to the absent-minded observer, be unrealistic promises. Promises of utopian paradise beyond any human imagination. Are they for real?

Our very lives are centered around promises, it is on the foundation of promises that we plan our future. Promises are written out in complicated contracts, that we, by faith, have to accept. Sometimes they are filled, and oft-times they are not. I promised my wife some sixty years ago that I would stand by her side, being a faithful and responsible husband. I have fulfilled that promise to the letter, and she has done the same. The Air Force and Post Office have full-filled their promise to me, to the letter.

Now, we come to the spiritual, God has made a great many promises, that is, if we stand up to what is required in order to receive them. To my ability, I have done that, and He, God, has richly blessed me in this present day, therefore, I fully expect Him to do the same when I pass over to the other side, which will not be that long. I read the obituaries each day, and most of the fellows that go, are in my age group, of seventy nine, or eighty.

We have to live our lives by faith, faith in a written word, faith in past recordings, by those who lived full lives prior to our own. As I have stated several times, and have as my ’Statement of faith,’ there is nothing new under the sun. Civilization after civilization has rolled over many times on this old planet. There is nothing new under the sun. What we read as prophecies, in our scriptures, are actually, recordings of past history to those of the far off future times.

There are civilizations, not only in the past, but also in our future, civilizations which have advanced to the point where the impossible has been made possible. These civilizations of the future have advanced to the point where time travel is a very common and ordinary event. They, these future entities, are nothing more than humanity which has advanced it self to the point of Godhead.

This is evident by the love of wealth, a very basic human characteristic. To me, I am able to recognize humanity due to it’s two very distinct traits, that of the love of gold, silver and sex. These both can be traced to the God-head, therefore, it is basically human. None loves wealth any deeper, or more fervently, than what we term as ’God’. Here is my article on this subject of wealth.

FOR THE LOVE OF WEALTH

Sons have to come from fathers, and they are a part of the father, therefore, the ‘Sons of God,’ have to come from God, and are a part of God. Now study the following scripture, and tell me that the God is not of a sexual nature. If not, how come his sons are? Yes, God is sexual, or he would not have had sexual sons, ones that desired the daughters of man, who were fair and desirable, SEXUALLY.
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Gen. 6
[2] That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
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I am not able to vouch for this, but I have read some place where one of the Mid-eastern religions promise the male thirty-five virgins when he gets to their version of heaven. Yes, sex is very human, and it is not to be disregarded when analyzing the Godhead.

There are many riches which can not be counted in the financial sense. These are those which are of the most value, and they are those which there are so many promises made. Of course if one is living in the spiritual realm, who needs wealth? I do not know, ask God, he loves wealth far more than man’s imagination, there is zero tolerance from competition, in his love of wealth, just ask Lucifer.

At any rate, promises are made in the scriptures which I base my faith on, and these are the ones which I will quickly scan through. There are far too many to comment on them all. So, I will just list a few which I consider outstanding. Of course, there is a qualifier that must be met in order to obtain these many rewards. Nothing comes cheap, either in the materialistic, or spiritual worlds. Greater the rewards, greater is the sacrifice to be made.
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Mat 5:
[2] And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

[3] Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

[4] Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

[5] Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

[6] Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

[7] Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

[8] Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

[9] Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

[10] Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

[11] Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

[12] Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Mat 6:
[18] That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

[19] Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

[20] But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

[21] For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

[24] No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

[33] But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Mat 19:
[27] Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

[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.

[29] And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

Mat 25:
[46] And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Mark 10:21-31
[21] Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

[24] And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

[25] It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

[26] And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

[27] And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

[28] Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.

[29] And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,

[30] But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
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My personal belief and standard:

THE TRUE STAFF OF LIFE:
ROMANS 10:9-10
YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH, “JESUS IS LORD,” AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU WILL BE SAVED.

FOR IT IS WITH YOUR HEART THAT YOU BELIEVE AND ARE JUSTIFIED, AND IT IS WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT YOU CONFESS AND ARE SAVED.

ECCLESIASTES —
[9] The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

[10] Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

There is no new thing under the sun, what was somebody’s past, is our future. Prophecy is the relating of past history.

Romans 8:
[29] For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

[30] Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified

EPHESIANS 1:
[4] According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
REVELATION 17:
[8] The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

We are eternal beings, being ordained before the foundation of the world. That is, those of us who have our names in the ‘Book of life, from the foundation of the world.’

Frank J. Surface Sept., 23, 1931 until ??????????

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