Heaven: A Social Political Analysis
What does it mean? Where will it be, what will it be and how does it look ? There are many different answers to these questions. But one must consider that many people’s imagination of heaven can be misleading. Some who claim to be religious say no one knows where heaven will be or what it will be like. The bible teaches us about it and where it will be and with so many opinions on the questions we must conclude that many people may be disappointed about God’s description of heaven. Yes it is true, many people might not want to go to the heaven of the Bible. As we search out the subject let us see if we really want the Heaven that the Bible teaches us about.
Heaven is not some place off in the clouds, nor is it not at the end of a rainbow. All these fairy-tales are of Western theology and have caused the people to commit a great error, and have distracted the people on what God wants. It also cheats the people of life itself. As long as the people don’t search and as along as they do not have instructors or teachers to inform them on what the text is saying many will continue to fall prey to a doctrine that teaches people to passively wait to die for an abstract heaven.
Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary:
Heaven: the dwelling place of the deity.
A spiritual state of everlasting communion with God.
A place or condition of utmost happiness.
The expanse of space that seems to be over the earth
What’s happening is that people have various ideas where the deity even dwells. And often times with the teachings of today we think it’s off the earth. This is simply not the case. The enemies of God have turned the bible into a fairy-tale like story. Understand that the bible deals concretely with the identification of heaven and where it will be. We also have a master teacher who the world knows as Jesus of Nazareth. He knew where it will be and he knew the first step in any activity is education. He talked about heaven and in the book of Matthew he teaches his students and the people about it.
We should be very attentive to the message he brought because today teaching is rare among so-called Christians. Especially so with people who go to church today. They go and want to dress nice, they go and want to hear a good word to touch their heart. They go and want to hear a good song and probably to hear inspirational speakers with words of encouragement (if the truth is an inspiration to you then God bless you); but it’s not the mission to be an inspirational speaker.
A lot of people hated Jesus of Nazareth and the truth must be brought to the table.
We will begin in Matthew chapter 5:
5 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 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.
The poor in spirit are the down trodden here. Understand they are not poor in spirit with their relationship with God. They are the people whose dreams and aspirations have been crushed and stolen, they are those who feel they don’t have much fight left in them. They are those that feel blocked into a corner, the ones that feel that every time they set their hand to do something they are defeated. They are the frustrated. They are the ones whose destiny on this earth has been bondage and oppression. Jesus nonetheless called them blessed. Why are they blessed? To make it plain: if the poor in spirit repent and take heed to his teaching theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Continuing in Mathew chapter 5
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Note that Jesus mentioned both the kingdom of heaven and now in verse 5, the earth. Will the poor in spirit get the kingdom of heaven and the meek get something else? No. They are both going to heaven. But now he added a place to the conversation with the meek (the earth). Today people don’t really understand the importance of the earth. As if, for example, milk doesn’t come from cows. It comes from the grocery store. In the universities and in the churches they make it seem pretty much useless. And for those of us seeking God we are tired of the fairy-tales and lies. The teachings of Western theology and Western schools have not done anything to help life on earth because the bible is a stumbling block for them. How can this be so? Many can testify that the world, our communities, have gotten worse and worse and Western theology and Western thought has been here the whole time with the fantasy angle. They are making people lose their faith. Their preachers, pastors, doctrines and teachings have been around just as long. Maybe they need to be revised. They are playing make-believe while the people suffer. We have got to get real. In Psalms 37 we can identify were the kingdom of heaven will be. We have just been told by Jesus that the poor in spirit will inherit the kingdom of heaven, and the meek the earth:
Notice Psalms 37:
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
It’s amazing. You can’t go far into the bible and not deal with social sciences and class struggle. This is important. Let’s learn about this prosperous person. It said fret not him who prospers in his way. Continuing in Psalms 37,
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.
Do the poor in spirit and the meek both wait on the Lord? Absolutely. And what have we seen so far? First we have read in two places that the meek and poor in spirit will inherit the kingdom of heaven. Secondly we have read in two places that identify that something is going on with the earth. No matter how much we have been taught that we don’t need it anymore know that we need it. It is a glorious creation of God and he did not make all of it so one day he can just say that it is all turned over to the devil and everybody is going to leave off into the clouds. This is simply not true. And while we are waiting to die the rich are stealing the earth for themselves. They have enough sense to know the importance of it! Why we are waiting to die? According to the modern day teaching, if heaven is paradise in the ‘afterlife’ and the only thing that is separating us from it is death, then why aren’t people committing suicide to go? People don’t do this. In essence this signifies that they really don’t believe it anyway.
Back in Psalms 37:
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
He said it again. Earth. There is something about it. What presupposes the situation that you inherit the earth and how shall you inherit it? In the abundance of peace. How does peace come? It comes from those who stand up in the fight and repent, and follow the government of God and learn his ways. These are going to be the ones who inherit the earth. You and I, if we do right will inherit the earth and delight ourselves in the abundance of peace.
Back again to Psalms 37:
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
We can’t forget what we have read previously: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Who else could bring forth wicked devices to pass except the wicked? These same wicked also prosper in the way. We are learning how they prosper. They set snares and traps to cast down the poor and needy. They want to continue to prosper. The poor in spirit and the meek that Jesus spoke about are the ones the wicked are bending their bows at. But he said blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom. The wicked who prospers are the rich, who slay the ones who walk uprightly and the ones who are just. The wicked are the ones who oppress the people in the earth.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lordupholdeth the righteous. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. 30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Let’s put all this together now. The arms of the wicked are used to bend the bow to attack the poor and to slay the upright. These same wicked give the people a doctrine that teaches them their inheritance is off the earth. But they themselves go the distance and to great depths to stand alone in it. They go to war for it with various technologies and with great armies and with insidious indoctrination to deceive the people. Somebody knows its importance. Since they have taken the peoples inheritance God will break their arms. We bible believers must understand and stop looking for the gold at the end of the rainbow. It’s time to wake up. They want the earth! Is it not the wicked who put no trespass signs up? They don’t want you to enter the space of the earth they possess. They work 24/7 to build the kingdom of Satan. It goes on everyday. All over the world the rich rulers, the corporations, the governing bodies, the government all together continue to seek to ride the backs of the poor so they can live in prosperity. They’ll do anything but get off the back of the people. And any who stand against them are eliminated, imprisoned, assassinated or silenced. However so, they are not infallible. So what are so-called Christians doing to build the kingdom of God? Nothing. They are waiting to die. We have to consider these things. This struggle has been going on along time.
Back to Psalms 37:
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. 32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. 33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. 34 Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
This righteous one who is going to inherit the earth has God’s law in his heart and will not slip. If you are going to inherit the earth you must have legislation and a government. Without such there would be chaos. The governments of the world, of Satan, have taught that the government of God is just religious. Know that the government of God cannot be applied in your local church building. It don’t fit there and it won’t make sense (so most just throw it away). It is to be instituted and applied to the legislation of the land. It shall preside over a social system and it shall be established in heaven.
We will continue now to learn about this heaven. Let’s go in Luke chapter 6, going back to the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth:
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.
People may ask, are they filled spiritually? Consider that he said again blessed be ye poor, delight yourself in the abundance of peace. Is there peace on earth now? No, there is only continual war. The ruling class have ran off with all the earth’s resources and have taught that we should be happy as consumers. Everything we need for life has to be bought back from them. We have the poor losing their homes, on fixed incomes, who cannot take care of them as they would like. And the local authorities come in to fine them; labeling such criminals. They will never dare talk about this system that put people in this bind in the first place. They will give you the money to tear down your house before they give you it to build it up. You are going to pay. But the days are upon the nations of the world. They are going to pay. The forces of nature themselves are already rebelling against the world power bases now.
Daniel chapter 7 talks about the world powers of the beast and reveals to us more about the kingdom of heaven:
9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
This is the figurative language, or imagery, of the coming of the creative force. The one creative force the world calls God, who created everything. Daniel seen this force. The criminals of the world today are going be judged harshly. These same who pass legislation to rob the citizens. People don’t think this day is coming. But the books will be opened. The time to pay up is close and near upon the inhabitants. With the final empire Daniel, with the books opened, noted what was taking place:
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. 11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
The beast is the final empire. You don’t got to worry about no stamp or chip in your hand. If you put one in my hand I can take it out tomorrow. The horns of the beast here are representing power and Daniel is seeing the destruction of the final empire before another event took place: What event? Babylon fell but it prolong his days. Because the Medes-Persians took up its culture. When the Medes-Persians fell along with the Babylon culture, the Greeks soaked up both. The Romans took up all the teachings of the Greeks after they fell and prolonged all the other empires together whole. And When the Grecko-Roman empire comes to an end…all is done.
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
Note how Daniel is now looking at another kingdom: one like the son of man. A humane kingdom. One is described as an animal and as animals they act. That is why there is no peace and only continual war. But this kingdom he now seen came as a man. A kingdom of humanity. In figurative language he is describing the coming of the kingdom of God.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Some people? All people. On this earth is where all shall serve him. This is were the nations and languages are. An everlasting kingdom, where the upright will inherit forever. We have been taught by Western theologians and its think-tanks that we don’t need the land. In the meanwhile we need food, housing and clothes. Everything that pertains to life comes from the land, but we have been told it’s irrelevant. We been fooled to look for something else.
Continuing in Daniel:
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
The saints are apart of the kingdom of the Son of Man. He made it clear: forever and ever. Now we need to find out where. Where is it going to be?
27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
Under what? Under the whole heaven. Where is that? Earth. Smack dead here on this planet. In Psalms 37 v11, you can recall the meek shall inherit the earth (which is under the whole heaven) and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace, of joy, which is also signified as heaven. We have read in Webster’s dictionary that The expanse of space that seems to be over the earth is defined as heaven. Daniel said that under the heaven, which is the expanse, shall be given to the saints of the Most High.
In the book of Jeremiah 23 we learn about the government in the kingdom of heaven:
3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.
Shepherds are more than just preachers. They are governors who rule over provinces. Moses was called a Shepard. Cyrus was called a Shepard. These are not some local preacher in the church or in your chapel. Once you can break those shackles you can start to see clearly about the kingdom of God; that will be established in the earth. That means the present government bodies and their legislation in the parliaments and in Washington etc. will be destroyed. That is why we understand that Jesus of Nazareth is a leader of a revolution, which represents a change. He said the kingdom, the greatness of it, will be given to he saints of the Most High. People are scared of this. The shepherds of the world make a spoil out of the citizens, but the ones in the kingdom of God shall be fed by them and not be afraid. Under the current governments the masses are lacking everyday. Some have to go without eating just to feed their children. They fear they won’t have enough to pay rent or whether they have a job. But who is living high off the horse, off the people? The governors, the magistrates, the judges, the presidents etc. But in God’s kingdom the governors shall fed the people and they shall not be lacking and no longer be dismayed or fearful. It is being declared. Why won’t the people lack?
Continuing in Jeremiah:
5 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Where? In the earth. We have read in Daniel about a king coming to the ancient of days and receiving a kingdom and everything under the whole heaven. We are now understanding what is going to happen in the earth. By him executing judgment and justice it will make sure the people are no longer lacking or dismayed. God is going to establish governors and rulers over the people who will do justice. They won’t exploit the people or rob them. They won’t make a living off them while they are in sickness and disease and living at their wits-end. We won’t have the rich living high off the horse, living in their mansions with so many rooms they don’t visit half of them. All the while you have families who are room less. Change is going to take place. The question is then, who, at the end of the day, is going to want the heaven of God? If Jesus of Nazareth had anything to say that was right it’s how hard is it for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. It’s not that God will not allow a man to go in. Rather, he won’t allow himself to go in. He won’t do what is required to inherit the kingdom, which one thing is doing justice and judgement. If you don’t like justice and judgement then the kingdom of heaven is simply not for you.
What is justice and judgment? First, we have learned that there will be no lacking. So much for the competition in this world: the strong survive, the dog-eat-dog mentality. If that is your spirit you will be totally destroyed. People who had this same spirit had been destroyed in the days of old. There are people dying and going to the grave early today because of this same spirit.
In Thomas More’s Utopia he wrote of this evil spirit and its tangibles in the world:
Consequently, in order that one insatiable glutton and accursed plague of his native land may join field to field and surround many thousand acres with one fence, tenants are evicted. Some of them, either circumvented by fraud or overwhelmed by violence, are stripped even of their own property, or else wearied by unjust acts, are driven to sell. By hook or by crook the poor wretches are compelled to leave their homes — men and women, husbands and wives, orphans and widows, parents with little children and a household not rich but numerous, since farm work requires many hands. Away they must go, I say, from the only homes familiar and known to them, and they find no shelter to go to. All their household goods which would not fetch a great price if could wait for a purchaser, since they must be thrust out, they sell for a trifle.
After they have soon spent that trifle in wandering from place to place what remains for them but to steal and be hanged — justly, you may say! — or to wander and beg. And yet even in the latter case they are cast into prison as vagrants for going about idle when, though they most eagerly offer their labor, there is no one to hire them. For there is no farm work, to which they have been trained, to be had, when there is no land for plowing left. A single shepherd or herdsman is sufficient for grazing livestock on that land for whose cultivation many hands were once required to make it raise crops.
In Karl Marx’s Kapital (pg. 899), he explains from what we just read:
Thus were the agricultural folk first forcibly expropriated from the soil, driven from their homes, turned into vagabonds,…and laws into accepting the discipline necessary for the system of wage-labor.
If your going to talk about the good news of the Kingdom you have to be shown why it’s good news to some people. To the rich the kingdom of God is bad news. For the ones who lost the earth to the rich man, this is great news. With the ‘justice’ of the world today the people are thrust off the land. The rich don’t care about the poor, but when they find one of them breaking one of their laws they call themselves executing justice. The ones doing the crime are sitting in the judges seat and the victim becomes the criminal! Truly justice is indeed blind! Something is wrong! Once in the prison industrial complex they will be going to work in the same systemic system of evil. This happens continually throughout the world today. The people have resorted to a lower means of existence because they have been robbed. They don’t really know why either. All of it is unjust acts. It could be the city and the state working to together putting fines and levees on peoples houses. And once your property is gone who gets it? The one who can afford it. They call this gentrification. Systemically people are finding themselves lacking and are dismayed. People are forced to leave their homes and are in fear. And at the same time the people are receiving a doctrine telling them they you are going to heaven one day. This is what they’re teaching the poor people. But what’s really important? The land. That is why they are taking it.
People are trying to find away to cope with the dismal situation that they are facing. It’s not a reality to them to hear somebody sitting out of a pulpit talking about some fairy-tale off in the clouds. That Jesus is going to make it all right and one day they will go to heaven. The teachings of heaven today have become a cartoon, like something out of a Walt Disney show. Suicide rates are high today, people are on drugs, are in prison and they don’t know what to do because they are being led astray. A change is coming. This is the truth.
Back to Kapital (pg. 938) under the Modern Theory of Colonization:
It is thanks to the individual appropriation of the soil that there exist men that only process the strength of their arms. When you put a man in a vacuum you rob him of air. You do the same when you take away the soil from him, for you are putting him in a space void of wealth so as to leave no way of living except according to your wishes.
Someone has laid hands on the soil. And since they took it the land grabbers have only left to the people the power of their hands. Wealth here is not paper dollars, we know it’s the land that will be redistributed. In the book of Revelation John in a vision seen the kingdom of God and a messenger was asking:
Revelation chapter 7
13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? 14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood (life) of the Lamb.
15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them.
16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
The apostle Paul teaches that the temple of God is the people. It’s not brick and stone. Now that they are before the throne of God they are dwelling heaven, in the habitation of justice. We now know heaven is where the habitation of justice and judgment is. And where you find this you will also find the abundance of peace. They no longer starving, thirsty or hungry. This is what heaven is going to produce on earth. That is why the master said blessed be ye poor.
Jeremiah chapter 50
6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace. 7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, even theLord, the hope of their fathers.
The Lord is the habitation of justice and it makes sense that the king shall rule and execute it on earth. The only way you are going to make your robes white is that you first have to begin to learn, you have to be taught. The kingdom of heaven is increasing and the beast empires are being decreased. The Lord shall cause the people to inherit their desolate heritage. The kings and princes of the earth will be subdued.
14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Putting together all that we have learned thus far, consider the following passages:
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The Lord hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. 2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; 3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
7 Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
8 Thus saith the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; 9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them. 11 And I will make all my mountains (signifying government) a way, and my highways shall be exalted.
22 Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. 23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.
19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed. (progression of the kingdom)
21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.
22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word (legislation) of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lordof hosts hath spoken it.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;
We have just gotten a description of heaven and no longer have to be confused about it. Some people don’t want this heaven. Do you?
Let us build on true independence and salvation for the people.
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