Questions 325 (COD Page 1064)
Do all who go in the Bride have to live within the fifteen hundred miles of the tabernacle (I believe I hadthat again last Sunday. I’ll just have to pick them upand use them as I can.)–fifteen hundred miles of the tabernacle, as it sounds like on tape number two of the “Future Home of the Bride”? I always thought the Bride would come out of all parts of the world at the time of the rapture. Am I wrong?
16 No, my dear friend, you are not wrong, you’re right. Now, if I said anything under the tape that would lead you
to believe… Now, I haven’t…These are all new to me now, I’ve never looked in–in these here. You see? These are new bunch that I got the other Sunday, and put them back in this envelope, and laid them back in there.
17 Now, in this…No, the Bride doesn’t have to be in any certain place. Many of them will be in the dust of the earth. They’ll be around the earth; they’ll be frozen in the–the snow in the north, and–and dust of the tropical jungles, and–and all around the world. But when the Trumpet of God shall sound, the dead in Christ shall arise, waken, and come out of the dust of the earth, no matter where they are. And now, in this, the resurrection will be a universal. See? Everywhere every creature on the ball of the earth that’s in Christ will come forth with Him when He comes (see?), no matter where you are.
18 Just think of the arena in the days of the early martyrs, that when those Christians were throwed into lions’ den, and those lions killed the Christians and eat up their bodies. See? Yet they were scattered, their bodies was in the wastage of the lion across the face of the earth. No matter where it is, you can’t…See, you’re made up of a substance that’s unseen made material, and God will–will give that–that substance back. See?
19 Now, like you take a–a cell. You break it down from a cell, and it comes in then to a–a cell in a cell, and into a atom, and a molecule, and on down like that; and finally it ends up into the unseen. It goes from a natural, something you can put your hands on, to gases; from gases into acids–acids into gases, and gases, on back like that, till finally all winds up to one little thing, and that is spirit. And this spirit who has occupied these gases…It might not be the same gases, but the features of what you are will be exactly what they are again. See? The spirit has controlled that.
20 And now, in other words, when you become a young man or a young woman, and like, God takes a picture of you… Now, no matter how old and wrinkled, how disfigured, whatever it will be, that will wind right on down through. And that body may be destroyed, disfigured, burnt, eat up by lions, whatever it is, but it was made up of gases, sixteen elements of the earth. That was calcium, and potash, and petroleum, and cosmic light, and so forth, all goes together to make up the body. Now, no matter, that’s…The whole earth is filled with that.
21 But now, this picture is the main thing. Then in the resurrection, those gases, and acids, and things comes right back into the place and develops this picture again. Now, this picture was not taken when you was sixteen, or eighteen, or twenty years old at your best. When was it taken? Before there was a foundation of the world, it was put in God’s great file. And then, only thing it did was featured itself here for you to make your choice. See? Then you become a servant of God. Him foreknowing it, makes Him a Redeemer, as we’ve been through it.
22 Then that picture is absolutely…This is the negative. The negative part of life is where you’re living now. And anything, if there is a negative, there’s got to be a positive before there can be a negative. Therefore, if this is a negative, there’s got to be a positive somewhere. And this ain’t the real thing; this is only a foreshadow of the real thing that is to come. Now you got it?
23 So, I don’t care what they would do with you; they cannot destroy that profile, that picture in God’s great gallery up there. It cannot destroy it, it’s in Heaven. You could burn it up, feed it to the lions, do it anyway you want to; it’ll come forth again just as sure as the two twos is four. Just as sure as God spoke it, it’ll come forth. So, no matter where you are…
24 Now, if I…I think if you’ll play the tape…(I don’t know who wrote it; no name signed, just a little piece of paper with blue ink, wrote out of a little notebook. Look like it’s been tore off from a little–a–a little notebook.) But remember, on this, in–in this question now, in the tape, if you’ll notice, I said this, something on this (might not be word by word now, if you check this tape with the other one):
I said, “For instance, we are here this morning. This City that we long to see will be some fifteen hundred miles square.” I said, “That would reach from Maine to Florida, and from the Eastern Seaboard to eight hundred miles west of the Mississippi River, fifteen hundred miles square.” I said, “Think of it, right here this morning, there’s people setting right here that–that’s actually come from that much distance, from fifteen hundred miles square, setting in here.”
Now, I don’t know where the Temple will set on the earth, but I have an idea that the Temple will set right about where Palestine is now. That will probably be the top of the mountain right there. It’ll reach out. Course, there’ll be no more sea then. See, this world’s twenty-five thousand miles around it, but fifteen hundred miles is not very much out of that. But this great City will set on this fifteen hundred square mile mountain.
25 Now, the reason I believe that is because of the prophecies and things concerning Mount Zion in Jerusalem and those cities. And there’s where Abraham the prophet was seeking for that City, and it was whose Builder and Maker was God. He looked for that City in that land. I believe it’ll be where that land is.
26 That land, you can hardly find it on the map. It’s a little bitty dot. And look at the land that Russia, and the United States, South America, and all those places there…Why was God so zealous of that place (see?), of that one place? That’s the question. I can’t prove it, but it just looks that way to me. But wherever it is, we’re headed that way, so praise the Lord for that.
27 Now, if you got the impression that I–that I said it would be in…around fifteen hundred miles of the tabernacle, that was a wrong impression (you see?), ’cause it won’t. This tabernacle has…This is just a little place that’s going to be destroyed. And–and the world will be burnt up, and this will all be done away with. And this Indiana, and United States, and everything will just melt and just wax out yonder in nothing but lava. See? All sin, all disease, all germs, all everything else will be destroyed. “And I saw a New Heavens and a New Earth, for the first…”
28 Think! God was six thousand years in building this world, putting it together, forming it. How did He do it? The Bible said, “He made it out of things which does not appear”; that is, He created the earth. Now notice; this is beautiful. The very Creator that created the earth for a purpose (Satan defiled it), He come down to redeem what was left on here. And He has gone somewhere else and is in His business yet creating.
29 Now, it taken Him six thousand years to make the–the earth, and He’s going to take two days to create the City that goes on the earth. He’s… “In My Father’s House are many mansions: if it was not so, I would’ve told you. I’ll go to prepare a place for you (build a city out of transparent gold, the streets out of gold).” What a beautiful place. Where would He get it? Is there any materials on the other earths, or the moons, and stars, and things? He don’t have to have it, He’s a Creator. He’s gone to build the City. Amen! That’s good enough for me, ain’t it for you? That’s good. For if He built this one, and I enjoy this one, what’s it going to be when He builds this new one? Oh my, what a wonderful thing. And so I’m glad that we’re bound for that City. All right.