They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword

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“All They That Take The Sword Shall Perish With The Sword”

Mat 26:52  Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.


Is the above statement always true? I know people who fought in the second world war who died of old age. So how is it possible to say that “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword? That statement is true only because all who take the sword have, at that very point, lost their life which is only in Christ. It will always be true that all that take up the physical sword will perish under the sword which is the Words of God in Mat 26:52 and the sword that is these words:

Mat 16:25  For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

These words simply do not compute to the natural brute beast within all of us. But that brute beast was made to be destroyed, and through that destruction bring forth a new man to whom the words of Mat 16:25 will resonate:

2Pe 2:12  But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

The physical death which has and must come upon all flesh (1Co 15:50) demonstrates that the “earthy… first man Adam… [as a] natural brute beast, [was indeed] made to be taken and destroyed… [and …utterly perish in [his] own corruption”. These words are prophetic words which apply to all men of all time. The corruption of “the first man Adam” is a physical prophecy which “afterward” will bring forth a spiritual “new man” which is a spiritual prophecy of “the last Adam… that which is spiritual”. The natural always precedes the spiritual. Notice how the apostle Paul applies these words to all men:

1Co 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
1Co 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Christ’s ministry is a type of the ministry of His Christ during the millennium. Christ told His disciples the Truth, and they said they understood, “but they understood not”.

Luk 9:43  And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples,
Luk 9:44  Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men.
Luk 9:45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them, that they perceived it not: and they feared to ask him of that saying.

Joh 12:16  These things understood not his disciples at the firstbut when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

Not one single soul was converted during Christ’s entire three and one half years of ministry. He came down from heaven and ministered to His disciples, and not one of them was converted until after Christ died, and after they too, began to “die daily” to the old man within them on the day of Pentecost, when the kingdom of God of which Christ had prophesied in Luke 17, was established within those 120 people plus the three thousand who were added to them that day.

Luk 17:20  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Luk 17:21  Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Notice what Christ said to Peter the night He was apprehended by the Jews:

Luk 22:32  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

So while “is within you” in Luke 17:21 is in the present tense, Christ was obviously “speaking of those things that [were] not, as though they were” (Rom 4:17). Christ was the only person converted while He was conducting His ministry. The ministry of Christ’s elect will follow that same pattern, and His Christ will be the only converted people on earth during their thousand year ministry. They too, will come down from heaven to live and walk among the kingdoms of this world. They will guide the kingdoms of this world for a thousand years, and not one person will be converted during that time. But when the thousand years are expired, there will be a rebellion against the elect rulers whom God has placed over the kingdoms of this world. Satan will be released from his prison and sent by God to gather all men together to throw off the rulers whom God has placed over them for that period of time. In that day “fire [will come] down from God out of heaven and [will] devour them”, destroying “all the nations in the four quarters of the earth”:

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Rev 20:9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

Only after all flesh is destroyed will the new man in every man be birthed through the same instrument which declared the firstfruits of God and the Lamb to be the sons of God. That declaration is made by “the resurrection of the dead”.

Rom 1:4  And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

In our last study we saw that Christ, who does not change, has decreed that He will judge His people and the kingdoms of this world by “[His] four sore judgments”, and He has revealed to us exactly what are those four sore judgments:

Eze 14:21  For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?

The first of God’s sore judgments mentioned in this list is “the sword”, and the warning “all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword” was given to us through Christ’s admonition to the apostle Peter, who had heard and had agreed with His Lord’s New Testament doctrine:

Mat 5:38  Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
Mat 5:39  But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Mat 5:40  And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
Mat 5:41  And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Mat 5:42  Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Mat 5:43  Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Mat 5:45  That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Mat 5:46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

Peter is but a type of you and me. We hear and we believe our Lord’s doctrines long before we are capable of actually living them out when the physical old man and his world are threatened. In this series of studies we will see that it is physical trials that produce spiritual strength and character within the new man who is being birthed within us.

The negative use of ‘the sword’ in prophecy

By the negative use of “the sword” we certainly include the thought of physical armaments, but we are also including the fact that this word ‘sword’ is used to describe the lying words and false doctrines of the adversary.

Psa 64:2  Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 
Psa 64:3  Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

So “every man’s sword against His fellow” will include “their tongue like a sword… even bitter words” against God’s elect, as well as “Egyptian against Egyptian”:

Jdg 7:22  And the three hundred [men with Gideon] blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host [of the Midianites]: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

1Sa 14:20  And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man’s sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.
1Sa 14:21  Moreover the Hebrews that were with the Philistines before that time, which went up with them into the camp from the country round about, even they also turned to be with the Israelites that were with Saul and Jonathan.

Eze 38:21  And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.

One of the sore judgments which will be used to humble mankind to the point of giving their kingdoms over to “the Lord and His Christ” is “the sword”, and “the sword” will be used by God as a physical sword as well as a spiritual sword. It would be hard to imagine the terror of the “great discomfiture” which God will send “throughout all [His] mountains [when He gives] the kingdoms of this world [to] the Lord and His Christ”.

Here is a verse which applies to the prophecies of the scriptures, as much as they apply to anything:

Ecc 1:9  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.

“That which is done is that which shall be done” tells us that the principles by which the Lord has delivered His people in the past are the very principles by which He will give “the kingdoms of this world [to] the Lord and His Christ”. One means of bringing that prophecy to pass will be “the Lord [will] set every man’s sword against his fellow, [and] every man’s sword shall be against his brother”, to the extent that “men’s hearts [will] fail them for fear of the things they… see coming upon the earth”:

Luk 21:22  For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 
Luk 21:23  But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
Luk 21:24  And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Luk 21:25  And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
Luk 21:26  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Luk 21:27  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
Luk 21:28  And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

“These things begin to come to pass [when] the seventh angel [begins] to sound”, and for any who know, or have known Christ and His Father, that angel begins to sound in their lives in every generation since Christ and leading up to the last generation before the beginning of the millennium.

Rev 10:7  But in the days of the voice of the seventh angelwhen he shall begin to soundthe mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

“The redemption of the purchased possession (Eph 1:14) [and] the adoption… the redemption of our body… the body of Christ… [is] the manifestation of the sons of God… at the last trump”. “The manifestation of the sons of God [for whom] the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now [are the] blessed and holy [few who will partake of] the first resurrection. It is “ourselves also which have the firstfruits of the spirit” who will judge the world during the thousand years and then judge angels in the lake of fire:

Rom 8:19  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God
Rom 8:20  For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 
Rom 8:21  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 
Rom 8:22  For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 
Rom 8:23  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Eph 1:12  That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 
Eph 1:13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise
Eph 1:14  Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

This is all revealed as the rewards given to “he that overcometh”:

Rev 2:26  And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 
Rev 2:27  And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

It will be through the use of “the sword” as one of the four sore judgments of the Lord upon the outward nations of this world, just as He has been judging the nations within His elect, preparing them to be “give[n] power over the nations”.

Jer 12:12  The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace. 

What is “the sword of the Lord” that will devour from one end of the land even to the other end of the land”?

Psa 17:13  Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: 
Psa 17:14  From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
Psa 17:15  As for me, I will behold thy face in     righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

It was “wicked… men of the world” who were used by God to take the life of His Christ, and it has been the same “wicked men” who ever since have been seeking the souls of Christ’s Christ. It must be so  because “that which has been is that which shall be” as the Lord is working all things and is preparing to give the kingdoms of this world over to His elect.

The harlot pastors of God’s own people conspired with other wicked men to destroy our Lord, but after they had done so, the same “wicked men [who are the Lord’s] sword” turned upon the harlot ‘pastors’ and destroyed her and her flock and those in her charge:

Jer 6:10  To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it. 
Jer 6:11  Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
Jer 6:12  And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD.
Jer 6:13  For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. 
Jer 6:14  They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. 
Jer 6:15  Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD. 

The Lord’s warnings are heard only to those to whom He gives ears to hear. These are those who have “fall[en] seven times and [have been] raised up again”.

Pro 24:16  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Only those with “ears to hear” will see and hear that God’s people stumble only on the stumblingblocks God places before them and over which God causes them to stumble. They alone with “return” to Him:

Isa 63:17  O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

Jeremiah agrees with Isaiah:

Jer 6:21  Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish.
Jer 6:22  Thus saith the LORD, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth.
Jer 6:23  They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion. 
Jer 6:24  We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
Jer 6:25  Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

Jer 10:21  For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

Jer 23:2  Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

The ten horns upon the beast symbolize our flesh which hates the hypocrisy of that part of our lives in which we want Christ’s name but not His doctrine or the things He says:

Rev 17:16  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 
Rev 17:17  For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Rev 17:18  And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

One would have to be physically blind and deaf to fail to notice the hatred of this world toward the harlot that is mainstream, orthodox, historical Christianity in today’s society. That hatred is only beginning, and the only people who are hated more than orthodox Christians are not the Muslims or the Hindus. The only people who are hated of all men are God’s elect who refuse to be party to any of the ten horns of the beast that is our flesh.

Suffering with Christ is our calling, but when we suffer we do so with “the whole creation” (Rom 8:22-23), and nothing is emphasized any more in scripture than that fact:

Luk 23:27  And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 
Luk 23:28  But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 
Luk 23:29  For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
Luk 23:30  Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. 
Luk 23:31  For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

1Th 3:3  That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

The Old Testament is filled with information about what will take place in this earth just before “the kingdoms of this world… become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ”. Here are but a few of the verses which tells us what part “the sword” of the Lord will play in bringing that event to fruition. Remember, we have been told, “…that which has been is that which shall be”:

Isa 3:1  For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, 
Isa 3:2  The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
Isa 3:3  The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
Isa 3:4  And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
Isa 3:5  And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. 

Yes, that has been going on for thousands of years, but it is “wax[ing] worse and worse”, and it is coming to a climax.

2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived. 

Isaiah continues to tells us what the Lord will be doing just before He gives the kingdoms of this world to His elect:

Isa 9:19  Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. 
Isa 9:20  And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm: 
Isa 9:21  Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Isa 10:4  Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned awaybut his hand is stretched out still.
Isa 10:5  O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
Isa 10:6  I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

The sword of the Lord is not just on His own people who call themselves by His name but hate His doctrines. The Lord’s sword is also on “the whole creation… the whole world”, typified by Egypt:

Isa 19:2  And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

“The thrones… and… strength of the kingdoms of the heathen” will be overthrown… everyone by the sword of his brother”:

Hag 2:22  And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother. 

Zechariah was inspired to add to all of this more of the same message:

Zec 8:10  For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour.

The fear of “the sword” will be so prevalent and the “great power” of God’s elect will be made to appear to be so overwhelming that the nations of this world will be happy to submit themselves to “our Lord and His Christ” when that “appointed time” arrives:

Psa 147:5  Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

Jer 32:17  Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: 

Mar 13:26  And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.

Rev 11:17  Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Rev 18:1  And after these things I saw another angel come down from heavenhaving great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.

God can, and God will, turn the hearts of the leaders of this world “whithersoever He will”, and at the appointed time He will turn the hearts of the kings of this world to give their kingdoms over to Christ and to His Christ,

Pro 21:1  The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

We will close this study on the function of the sword in giving the kingdoms of this world to our Lord and His Christ by reading the 8th chapter of Zechariah from which that tenth verse is taken:

Zec 8:1  Again the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying,
Zec 8:2  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury. 
Zec 8:3  Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.
Zec 8:4  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.
Zec 8:5  And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
Zec 8:6  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.
Zec 8:7  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
Zec 8:8  And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. 
Zec 8:9  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. [Meaning God’s elect since Christ “the foundation of the house of the Lord”].
Zec 8:10  For before these days there was no hire for man, nor any hire for beast; neither was there any peace to him that went out or came in because of the affliction: for I set all men every one against his neighbour. 
Zec 8:11  But now I will not be unto the residue of this people as in the former days, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zec 8:12  For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. [Rev 21:7]
Zec 8:13  And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.
Zec 8:14  For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not:
Zec 8:15  So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not. 
Zec 8:16  These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 
Zec 8:17  And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.
Zec 8:18  And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me, saying,
Zec 8:19  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts;therefore love the truth and peace. 
Zec 8:20  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:
Zec 8:21  And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: I will go also.
Zec 8:22  Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD.
Zec 8:23  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Rev 21:7  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

Next week we will see how God’s sore judgment of famine will be used by God to bring mankind to his knees and cause mankind to submit to the Lord’s Christ for a symbolic thousand years.

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