Well we hope that we all made it home safely from the Feast and that we are all refreshed and ready to continue with the studies.
This Tabernacles was an intensive study of the Koran and we ended on the Surah 26 Poets that dealt with the prophets and false prophets that tried to interfere with the faith. Remember the Tabernacles message that dealt with the studies up until Surah 30. We will continue on now with 27 and then 28 and 29 for the New Moon and Sabbath and 30 the following week.
We are fascinated by the ignorance of both the Sunday worshipping pseudo-Christians and the Hadithic pseudo-Muslims concerning the Scriptures and the Koran. Despite the Ten Commandments and the specific instructions of the Koran neither group understands that the Covenant of God is tied to the Sabbaths (S4:154) and so are the Food Laws as we see from S3:93. Yet they eat filth and nature’s cleaners and think nothing of it.
It is due to the false teachings of the Priests, Ministers, Imams and the Sheiks that neither religious system inherit the Kingdom of God in the First Resurrection and nor will two whole systems of the Churches of God, the Sardis and the Laodicean, due to their errors. The problem is that none of them understand nor do they wish to correct their heresies.
Surah 27 “The Ant” represents the last warning of the Church to the world through the prophecy of Jeremiah 4:15-16 (cf. The Warning of the Last Days (No. 044)). It symbolises the coming army of the Messiah who was represented by Solomon as the Last Phase of the construction of the Temple of God over the last 40 jubilees from 27 CE to the 120th jubilee in 2027 (see the paper Rule of the Kings Part III: Solomon and the Key of David (No. 282C)).
In the Last Days it is a very slow process. However, two whole Arab tribal systems begin to repent and they carry the faith to the others piece by piece and they are converted and many are saved. The majority however, are not saved and are consigned to the Second Resurrection with the vast majority of mankind.
What most do not understand is that each of us is called in their proper time. Most do not understand and the texts are written in parables so that those called at a later time do not understand and hence do not turn to be saved before their time. Those of the First Resurrection are simply designated as teachers for the Millennium and then the Second Resurrection. The reason and method they are given understanding is by the Holy Spirit. No one can achieve the First Resurrection unless they are called and brought to Repentance and Baptism (No. 052) by the Holy Spirit through the elect of the Churches of God. Once they are baptised, they are then given instruction in the Holy Spirit. They must keep the Commandments of God according to the Calendar of God (No. 156). As they obey they are given more to understand. If they do not act and obey, what they have is ultimately removed from them.
It is in this way the Church of God is educated in the faith. No one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they are chosen and predestined to be called and then Called, Baptised, Justified and Glorified. If they do not keep the Faith and the Commandments of God and the Calendar of God according to His Laws they will be rejected and then re-educated in the Second Resurrection (cf. Rev. 12:17; 14:12).