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Ellen White - prophet?   

Time in prophecies 

Parallelism in prophecies

Earth after Second coming 

1260 days of the little horn  

Has GOD Left Israel Forever?  

Prophecy about the tree 

70-weeks prophecy.
Starting point

The prophecy itself 

Prophecy about 2300 days 

Opening of the Seals 

The image, beasts of Daniel and "Revelation" 

Beasts of "Revelation"

Whore of Babylon

Trumpets of “Revelation”  

The 7-th trumpet


Two prophets 

After the last battle

New or Restored Jerusalem?

Second Resurrection

New Jerusalem on the old planet?

After the 6-th bowl of wrath

The Judgment  

Some Adventists mistakes 

Time frame of the last days


Is it important to know?

Who was Jesus before He came first time?  

How conflict in heaven had began? 

Holy Feasts 

Why Sacrifices?  

The Tabernacle 

Meaning of Sacrifices

Day of Atonement



Seal of God and Mark of the Beast

The Book of Life

Time in Egypt

Time from Exodus to Solomon   
Application of Jephthan 

When did Exodus take place?

When will Jesus return?

What happens when we die?

God's Plan

To Adventists: Food for Thoughts 

Aliens  vs. demons 




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As we have seen above, the prophecies obviously speak that after the Second coming, when all unrighteous will be killed, some righteous people will be left on earth during the 1000 years period, some righteous - resurrected and alive, will be taken to heaven. All people, who will be left on earth and who will be taken to heaven, are righteous. What the difference between them will be, what does Bible tell about it?

Earthly Jerusalem RESTORED after the action of the seven trumpets, and HEAVENLY Jerusalem, which is Kingdom of Heaven, will exist only for 1000 years. After the1000 years there among the descendants of the righteous people who will be left on the earth after the Second coming, the righteous and the wicked will be again.

When Satan will be released, he will gather all wicked ones against the restored Jerusalem. The righteous will be taken to heaven, earth and all wicked on it together with Satan and his angels will be burned up. Heavenly Jerusalem with all righteous in it will descend on new earth, and all righteous will live on the new earth which  is the paradise. It is logical to assume, that, if before the 1000 years God made a distinction between two types of righteous people, that and after the1000 years the distinction between righteous will be kept. 

Let's read closely which righteous will be resurrected for Kingdom of Heaven (New Jerusalem): «And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years…Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection:... they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years» (Rev.20:4,6).

We will return to the point who from the alive will be taken to heaven together with the killed by the antichrist, and  whether or not  other righteous who died long before government of the antichrist will be resurrected  also. Now we will stop only on the purpose of those who will be resurrected first. They will be the priests, i.e. all resurrected for Heavenly Kingdom  will be priests of God.  Peter has told about them: «ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light» (1Pet.2:9). To be the priest - is a high honor and big responsibility. In our earthly life a priest should be an ideal of purity (1Tim.3) and has been called to take care about God's church by teaching, edifying and aspiring his congregation in order to bring it to perfection in Jesus.

In New Jerusalem (Kingdom of Heaven) for the 1000 years saints will learn to be the priests. All the secrets of the universe will be shown to them. God Himself will be their teacher, Jesus will be their older brother and helper. After the 1000 years they will be the priests of the saved mankind, and they will explain to their congregations what they learned from God.. «For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts» (Mal.2:7). 

If on the new earth everyone will be priest, for whom they will be messengers? Whom they will teach and edify? Themselves? Over whom they going to rein for 1000 years?

As you remember, God had chosen the seed of Abraham to bring the  knowledge about Him worldwide, He promised them: «if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, ... ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.» (Ex.19:5,6). 

As a matter of fact the promise was much bigger as it looks from the first sight. First of all, God promised them, that they will be the holy nation if they will be faithful to Him, they will teach gentiles to the truth and sanctify them: «
in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed» (Gen.12:3). God also promised them if they will be faithful to Him, they will inherit Kingdom of Heaven, i.e. they will be «a kingdom of priests (New Jerusalem)».

However Jewish people evaded from God, and through  prophet Hosea God told them: «because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me» (Hosea 4:6). 
To be a priest requires knowledge (wisdom). As we know, the temple of Hosea’s time (VIII BC) existed for a long time and after it was destroyed and rebuild again it still existed for a long time. We know that synagogues still exist, and even the priest line has not stopped. God did not deprive Jews of their mission to transfer the knowledge about God  to the whole world either, the world has learned about God due to Jewish apostles. God  rejected their privilege to be the only priests in His Kingdom, to be the unique successors of  Kingdom of Heaven. (However God still will make Jews as the kingdom of the priests in restored Jerusalem, because God's promises are eternal).

Jesus said: ”the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the fruits of it” (Mat.21:43). 
«Many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom (which are Jews) shall be cast out into outer darkness » (Mat.8:11,12). 

The Jews were «the children of the kingdom», because they should inherit the Kingdom from their forefathers, but they ended up less righteous than their forefathers.

Jesus came to preach to the Jews not a salvation, as many are teaching, but Kingdom of Heaven: 
«I must preach the kingdom of God .. for therefore am I sent»  (Luke 4:43; Luke.16:16).

The salvation was promised to the Jews, if they will follow the Laws of God: 
«Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments:
which if a man do, he shall live in them» (Lev.18:5).  

«I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live in them» (Ezek.20:11).

«He who.. hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live » (Ezek.18:8-9). 

«And the law is not of faith: but,
the man that doeth them shall live in them» (Gal.3:12).

What was changed  with Jesus' coming  for those who executed the Law? Did Jesus teach them a some new law? No, Jesus did not teach a new law, He came to fulfill the Law: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill” (Mat.5:17,18).

The fulfillment of the Law was LOVE  
“love is the fulfilling of the law
” Rom.13:10

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”. Gal.5:14

the end of the commandment is love” 1Tim.1: 5.

Jesus didn’t teach how to be good in order to have salvation, He taught how to be perfect in order to enter Kingdom of Heaven.

LAW taught: “Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot” (Ex.21:24)

JESUS taught:“
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also “(Luk.6:29)

The law taught: do not kill, Jesus taught: if you hate a brother, it is already a murder. 
The law taught: do not commit adultery, Jesus taught: if you look with a lust on the another's woman, it is already adultery. 
The law taught: do not do it, Jesus taught: do not even imagine to do something like it.

For sincere observers of the law who loved God, Jesus' manual would not be unexpected. Whether or not Job lived so, supervising thoughts of his own heart (ch.31)? But by then, when Jesus had come, there was no a such believer like Job. The law was executed externally, by deeds. But by heart people were far away from God. 
«For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God» (Rom.10:3). 
«The word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it» (Heb.4:2). 

The people tried to do good deeds, but they never asked God for forgiveness,  were not sorry about their sins. If they wanted to commit a sin they just had prepared a  sacrifice animal and committed the sin they wanted to commit. After the sacrifice they again had continued to do the same sins, they did not communicate with God anymore. They fell away from Heavenly Kingdom.

To those who sincerely followed the law, Jesus returned an opportunity to enter into the Kingdom through faith in Him (Gal.5:4). Those who by the law should die, through believing in Him could receive the salvation, or eternal life (Acts.13:39). Pharisees taught to the law correctly, for salvation (Mat.23:3), however they  did not teach about the love toward to God, thus they «shut up the kingdom of heaven against men» (Mat.23:13). Therefore Jesus told them: «Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life... But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you... none of you keepeth the law. .. if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins» (John 5:39,42;7:19;8:24).

The law taught do not do anything bad to your neighbor Jesus taught to love your neighbor. The Law taught to be afraid of God, Jesus taught to love God with all your heart. He taught people to the love: «There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear... He that feareth is not made perfect in love» (1 John 4:18).  
"And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness" (Col.3:14).

Love is a perfection. And only perfect in love people will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus taught people to be perfect: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” ( Mat.5:48, 2Cor.13:11)

If a man loves God he is not under the Law anymore, because Love toward to God is the highest stage of the human faith – the perfect faith. 
For the Law never made anything perfect» (Heb.7:19).
Now the end of the commandment is love, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned” (1Tim.1: 5).

It is impossible to enter into the Kingdom of heaven without love which is fruit of the Holy spirit.

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (repentance) and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5).

The law taught to the bases of the faith, how to be righteous in order to be saved; Jesus taught to the perfection of the faith, how to be holy in order to enter into the Kingdom of God.

Bible tells that God forgives sins, which under the law are inexcusable, if a sinned person sincerely repents his sins. So the murder to Moses, the adultery to David, the idolatry to Aaron were forgiven. God spoke: «I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live» (Ezek.33:11).            

«I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful... Only acknowledge thine iniquity» (Jer.3:12,13).  

«The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise» (Ps.51:17). 

«Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?» (Ezek.18:23).  

"I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. ...and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin" (Ps.32:5). 

In order to be saved and have the eternal life through execution of the law,  Jews were under a fear to make  something against the law for all their life (Gal.3:10). They tried to achieve righteousness by their own power, «by deeds of the law», they tried to be righteous in their own eyes. They did not ask God for help to give them His Spirit, to change their deceitful hearts (Jer.17:9), they considered, that they can be righteous without help of God. The repentance, which could bleach out many sins, was completely forgotten.

The first step for returning Israel to the true faith was a water baptism of John the Baptist. It was a baptism of a repentance for remission of sins (Mat.3:11), the baptism of salvation.

As  Jewish people, by believing The Lord,  were baptized by passing  through the parted Red sea (Cor.10:2), and thus they were saved from inevitable death (from swords of the Egyptian army), the same the water baptism of a repentance, when it is made with a sincere recognition of the sins and repentance for them saves from death. The repentance is the salvation, however this salvation is only for those who will stay faithful to God until the very end. Because, as you remember, not all baptized in the sea remained alive afterward, but when the difficulties in desert  begun  many murmured against God and were slewed.

Those who were not indignant, because they were afraid of God, they remained alive and died by their own death in desert much later. They were the saved

Only those who were perfect in their faith and had Holy Spirit (Num.27:18; 14:24), who loved and trusted God in everything, only they reach the promised land (Num.14:30 ; Deu.1:35-39). They were the saints. The promised land was a symbol of Kingdom of Heaven. 
So, God being angry on rebelliousness of the Jews in the desert, has told: «Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest» (Ps.95:11), and Paul speaks about the Rest of God, as about Kingdom of Heaven: «Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it» (Heb.4:1).

Thus, John baptized by water of repentance for salvation. Jesus baptized by Holy Spirit  and fire, i.e. through the tests (Mat.3:11), His baptism is for perfection of faith, the baptism for Kingdom of Heaven.  

From all multimillion people, who went through the water baptism of repentance only two: Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun had appeared worthy of the promised land (Deu.1:36,38), or Heavenly Kingdom. Those 70 men (Num.11:16) who received the Holy Spirit, but their faith couldn't pass the test when they had spying the land, they couldn't enter the land. Moses, because of a one moment of doubts, couldn't enter the promised land either. The only moment of his spiritual weakness, after the 40 years of his perfect faith, gave Satan a reason to argue that Moses belongs to God (Jude 1:9), and Jesus had to fight for Moses.  However, as Moses had Holy Spirit (Num.11:17) and hadn't betrayed God, he entered the Kingdom of Heaven (Маt.17:3). 

Only those who have Holy Spirit and will be able go through all tests, will enter the Kingdom of heaven, New Jerusalem, where there only «the spirits of just men made perfect» (Heb.12:23) will live. 

It is impossible to be perfect in faith without of receiving of the Holy Spirit , and consequently it is impossible to enter into Kingdom of Heaven. The Bible says Holy Spirit came down on the believers due to the request of Jesus (John 14:15-16), it means the Spirit was not descended  on the Jews any longer up to the first coming of Jesus, and after Jesus’ resurrection the Spirit has descended  only on Christ’s followers.  

For an Old Testament man
, who follows commandments, but doesn't believe in Christ «Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace (i.e. from Heavenly Kingdom)» (Gal.5:4), because an Old Testament man could not have Holy Spirit without believing in Christ

«But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law» (Gal.5:18), because the spirit is higher than the law, from spirit a perfection is coming. «Jerusalem which is above is free» (Gal.4:26) from slavery of the law, for it born in spirit (:29), because «where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty» (2Cor.3:17). Therefore any men, not only Jews, who «are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God» and heirs of God’s Kingdom (Rom.8:14,17).

The Spirit does not descend on each believer, but only on those who in truth and sincerely worship God, and «Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him» (Luke 11:13).

The words of  Peter (Act.2:38): «Repent, and be baptized … and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost» are interpreted incorrectly by many: that Holy Spirit descends on everyone who repented and baptized, as though the Spirit is a some kind of attachment to the baptism. 

However we know, that some people were baptized, but the Spirit descended upon them much later (Act.8:14), others received the Spirit at once after their baptism (Act.8:39), sometimes He descended before the baptism (Act.10:45-48). Doesn't it telling us that Spirit chooses «as he wills » (1Cor.12:11), when He will descent, or will He descent at all. 

If the Spirit would be on each believer, why then the apostles  told to their disciples to choose from among themselves 7 men full of the Holy Ghost (Act.6:3), you see, if all of them had the Spirit, the criterion for the choice would be different. Why did Paul, addressing to Corinthian Christians, and insisting on his apostolic authority to teach them, say: «I think also that I have the Spirit of God» (1Cor.7:40)?

Because not all Christians could tell so about themselves. We know that millions of people were baptized in Red sea, but only a couple of them had Holy Spirit. Moses said:  “Would that all the LORD's people (all Jews) were prophets, and that the LORD would put His spirit upon them!”(Num.11:29).

(Peter’s statement was similar as we would say: “Eat fresh vegetables and fruits and you will be healthy”. You can not say that this statement is wrong, because 
in order to be healthy you need to eat fresh vegetables and fruits, but the only health diet would not be enough to be healthy if you will continue to smoke, drink and to have many sexual partners. Same with Peter’s statement. It is right statement, but in order to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost it is not enough only to repent and be baptized, it is necessary to change your life, do not sin anymore even it still hard to do and make God a center of your life).

When God gives from His Spirit to a man, that man completely changes, becomes different, turns away from his past sins and does not find any pleasure in them anymore. The man does not speak from himself any more, but as David has told: «The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue» (2Sam.23:2; Mat.10:20). 
When Samuel anointed Saul  on the kingdom by the word of God, he told: «And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, … and shalt be turned into another man»; «God gave him another heart» (1Sam.10:6, 9). 

It is the second birth, the birth from God. «Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin» (1John.3:9); « if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature» (2Cor.5:17).

Jesus said:  Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5). It means, that in order to enter into Heavenly Kingdom it is necessary: at first - to recognize your own sins and repent (i.e. to be born of water); and secondly - to be perfect in faith (i.e. to be born of the Spirit). 

It is necessary to be born anew, and the rebirth is impossible without «Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him» (Acts 5:32).

So, through the faith in Jesus Jews had received  «the righteousness which is of faith» (Rom.9:30), instead of deeds of the law, thus they have received the salvation through the faith in Jesus. And gentiles also.  Before Jesus only very few gentiles could be saved. Only those who have joined the Jews and followed the laws of God (Isa.56:4), and those who not knowing the law, did lawful things naturally  (Rom.2:14-16). By believing in Jesus they are both  have received a true salvation: “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

And also through faith in Him everyone got an opportunity  to receive more, than salvation: to become a son of  God and heir of His Kingdom, if Holy Spirit made an intercession for him before God (Rom.8:26,27). Before Jesus gentiles were «strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope» (Eph.2:12). They could be saved by doing righteous, but because they could not be perfect in  faith without knowing God, they could not enter into Heavenly Kingdom.

John (1:12) said: ”But  as many as received Him, to them He gave the power to become the sons of God, to those who believe in His name”. He didn't say that everyone, who receives Him, becomes the son of God.  He said, that everyone who receives Him receive a power, a right to become the son of God. Thus, some of the believers used this power and became the children of God and the heirs of the Kingdom. Another believers never used that. They are saved by their faith but they are so spiritually lazy to use the power that they will never become the children and the heirs of the Kingdom.  

Paul spoke  many times about two types of the believers: 
about a perfect in faith (1Cor.2:6), spiritual  and babes in Christ, carnal (1Cor.3:1; Heb.5:13-14);
about  laborers together with God and about God's husbandry (1Cor.3:9), weak in faith (1Cor.8:5-13);

about  a perfect man and about children in faith (Eph.4:13-14);
about saints and about those who call upon the name 
of Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Cor.1:2).

He said: «But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work» (2Tim.2:20,21).

In Revelation, it is spoken, that Babylon was drunk with the blood of 2 types of righteous: with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus (17:6);  Jesus said: «he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still» (22:11). Here is the distinction between the believers obviously specified.

Paul taught: «Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection» (Heb.6:1).  He knew, that God has forgiven him (1Tim.1:13) for the persecution of Christians he participated in early in his life, and his faith in Jesus provided the salvation to him, but he told: 
«I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded» (Phil.3:14,15). 

He was aspired to the Kingdom (Acts 26:6), to achieve which is much more difficult, than just the salvation. «Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain» (1Cor.9:24). «I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway» (1Cor.9:27). 

Was Paul afraid to be cast away from the salvation or from the Kingdom? Did he tell once that he is in doubt will he be saved or not? No, he didn’t. He was afraid if he will not reach the Kingdom- “the prize of the high calling of God”.

Let see, what is necessary for the salvation? “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31.).
“He that
believeth and is baptized shall be saved” (Mark16:16).

 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Rom.10:9).

 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved(Rom.10:13).

Salvation doesn’t require a perfect love. The fear of God will save people also.

His salvation is near to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him” ( Ps.85:9)

He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1John 4:18)

 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast” ( Ephes 2:8,9).

The salvation, which is the eternal life is the free gift of God. «Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ» (Rom.6:23). This is the gift for those who believe in Jesus. But for the Heavenly Kingdom  man should work, because “from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Mat 11:12), “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it» (Luke 16:16). Notice: it says the kingdom wasn’t preached before John.

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” (James 2:20), because «by works was faith made perfect» (James 2:24,22) and only the people who are perfect in faith will enter in the Kingdom. The work is love made visible. Thus, the work is important for the Kingdom. «The husbandman that laboureth must be first (The first are the saints, then the rest of righteous) partaker of the fruits. Consider what I say» (2Tim.2:6). Paul was talking not about deeds of the Law, not about a work made because of the fear of God’s punishment, but about  the “work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love (1Thes.1:3).

When Jesus will come «he shall reward every man according to his works» (Mat.16:27). So, you saved by grace but reward will be by works.  The believer who does nothing will remain the saved, the believer who works for God will not only be saved but he can receive the honor to enter into the Kingdom.

«Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest» (Luke.6:35). As slaves were  called those who by believing in God, were still fleshy, not spiritual. They were thinking about themselves first, and after about God. Those who entrusted their life to God, were referred to as friends and sons. Solomon and David were sons of the Highest (2Sam.7:14-15; Ps.89:27). «But thou, Israel, art my servant, …, the seed of Abraham my friend» (Isa.41:8; James 2:23).  God offered the title “son” to Israel if they will trust in Him, but they failed : “And I said: You shall call Me, My Father, and do not turn away from Me. Surely, as wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with Me, O house of Israel, says the Lord” (Jer.3:19,20).

Jesus said not to the crowd, but to His disciples: «Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you» (John 15:15). «As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God » (Rom.8:14), «and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ» (Gal.4:7), the heir of Heavenly Kingdom.

Preaching to people about the Kingdom of God by parables, Jesus explained the meaning of them only to His disciples, who had followed Him. He told: «it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given» (Mat.13:11,also Luke12:41). Paul did the same: «Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect» (1Cor.2:6). 

Jesus preached to people a salvation through faith in Him, to His disciples He preached about the Kingdom. He could see through people  and could  understand at once, who suits for the Kingdom, and who still is far from it. So, Jesus invited a some man to follow Him (Mat.19:21), and He didn’t allow another man to do so (Luke 8:38).

Jesus told to thousands of people: «And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately» (Luke.12:36). 
By knowing Bible's symbolism, it is easy to determine, that the lord is Jesus. His marriage is a marriage with elected for the Heavenly Kingdom church. Those who are waiting  are the saved righteous
, who will be the guests on the wedding feast on the new earth.

To His disciples Jesus said: «If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me» (Mat.16:24). 
The disciples still were following Christ everywhere He went. Jesus told about the Kingdom, where He was going to go. In order to follow Him into the Kingdom it is necessary to put interests of God above own interests, to deny himself.

Paul said: «I have laid the foundation... which is Jesus Christ... Now if any man build upon this foundation …Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire (through tests); and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward (a reward is Heavenly Kingdom).If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire”(ICor.3:10-15), i.e. he will be saved, he will have the eternal life, but he will not sustain the fire baptism of Jesus, His tests, thus he will not enter into the Kingdom, and he will not be the priest of God.

Matthew  in 19:16-23 describes the dialog between Jesus and the rich man.  The rich man asked Jesus, what he can do to have the everlasting life (i.e. to be saved).  
Jesus answered him: "keep the commandments"(v.17). When the man asked which commandments he suppose to keep in order to be saved, Jesus listed those, which are about relations between a man and other people (verses 18,19), i.e. the 6 last commandments out of the 10. Thus, He told to the man that in order to be saved it is enough to keep the 6 commandments out of 10. The man said that he keeps those commandments, that means that he was saved. 

After that Jesus had continued: “If you want to be perfect  ...” - from this point on Jesus was talking about the perfection in the faith, i.e. about the Kingdom. He continued: «go and sell what you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, and come, follow Me” (19:21). When the man refused Jesus said, that for a rich it is difficult to enter the Kingdom of heaven (19:23).

Jesus made it very clear that to be saved it is much easy then to be perfect in order to enter the Kingdom. To be saved you need to believe in Christ and be a good person: "Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore"(Ps.37:27). To enter into Heavenly Kingdom besides of that you need to be perfect in faith, you need to follow Christ to anywhere where the Spirit of God will lead you.

 As you remember, God gave to Moses the two tablets with 10 commandments. He did it not because He couldn't find the room for all commandments on a single tablet. The 10 commandments drawn on the two tablets, were divided in two parts, and Jesus made this differentiation obvious: «Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself» (Mat.22:37-39).

Thus, the commandments concerned relations with people were written down on the one tablet. This is the tablet of a heart, the tablet of salvation: «Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore» (Ps.37:27). Even without knowing God, the righteous from Gentiles  "shew the work of the law written in their hearts" (Rom. 2:15). 

The commandments concerned relations with God, were written down on another tablet. This is the tablet of knowledge, the tablet of the Heavenly Kingdom. In order to follow the commandments of this tablet a person needs to know the only True God and His Word.  

(the charter continues)

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