I have discovered in the Bible another brand new idea. Again, this is something that no one has preached, ever. I am certain no one has heard anything like this in a church or a synagogue.
Long ago, having listened to the sermons of various Protestant preachers, I had thought that Christians generally would be reaped aka raptured on the day of Christ to become pastors and lords across the world for the kingdom of God. The parable of talents and all that (ref. Matthew 25:14-30).
Then I figured out and receive signs about the prophecy of the saints, the sons of God, an army of 144000 of the 12 tribes of Jacob (ref. Revelation 7:1-8, Revelation 14:1-5, Isaiah 49:5-6) that will serve as soldiers of the kingdom of God. At this stage, I simply assumed that the saints would somehow fight as well as preach.
But now, having just examined the words of Isaiah 61 more carefully, my thinking is that the work of preaching will be done by the holy remnant of Judah, i.e. human Jews guided by the Holy Spirit. Remember, all of the remnant of Judah will be given the Holy Spirit shortly before the day of the LORD (ref. Joel 2:28-29, Zechariah 12:10). And just as it is for Catholicism and proper Protestanism, it will be men who will serve as priests and ministers because women are not to teach (ref. 1 Timothy 2:11-15). Women will be responsible for raising families (ref. 1 Timothy 2:15). Also, by a “Jew”, I mean someone of the bloodline of the tribe of Judah, as opposed to someone that practises the religion of Judaism as it is today. Judah, of course, is the specific tribe of the Son of man Jesus Christ (ref. Revelation 5:5).
Here is why I have reached this conclusion. Isaiah 61:6 reads that the priests and ministers of God shall “eat the riches of the Gentiles”. To begin with, the saints, as in the soldiers of Christ, will no longer eat food (ref. Isaiah 49:10). Besides that, a Gentile is someone who is not Jewish. The word Gentile comes from the Hebrew “goy” which also means “nation” as in a nation that is not Jewish. Therefore, to eat the riches of the Gentiles is to receive tithes and financial offerings from people that are not of the line of Judah.
But ye shall be named Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.Isaiah 61:6
The next part, Isaiah 61:7, says the same priests and ministers are given a land, the holy land: “in their land shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them”.
For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.Isaiah 61:7
Moreover, in the holy land, other kinds of work such as farming, herding and building will be carried out by “strangers” and “the sons of the alien”.
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But ye shall be named Priests of the LORD…Isaiah 61:4-6
There is also the matter of “seed” and “offspring”. Isaiah 61:9 reads that the offspring of the priests and ministers of the LORD shall be known among the people of the kingdom of God, and also among the Gentiles.
And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD has blessed.Isaiah 61:9
All of the saints, as in the soldiers of Christ, are without biological children, and by this time all will no longer be human, incapable of having human offspring. So, in regard to the population of the kingdom of God and the 12 tribes of Jacob, only the tribe of Judah will carry on from generation to generation (ref. Joel 3:20). Levi will go on too but through Judah.
… Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.Joel 3:20
This means Isaiah 61:9 is something about Jews.
There is also Zechariah 8:22-23.
Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. 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.Zechariah 8:22-23
Whereas before I thought Zechariah 8:22-23 is about what happens after the Millennial Reign, after the Son of man Jesus Christ leaves for heaven, now I am sure that this is something that will begin during the Millennial Reign when the Son of man Jesus Christ is here on earth.
By the way, to find out what my latest thinking is on a subject you must search for my latest post on that subject. I do revise what I write sometimes but often only to correct spelling or grammar.
I started leaning in this direction of human preachers once I realised that it would impossible for a saint to contest and secure an area and at the same time preach inside a church building. Also, 144000 saints does not seem enough to minister unto all the cities and towns of the world.
This separation of work during the Millennial Reign also explains why human Jews and the born again of the 12 tribes of Israel are both described collectively as the bride of Christ. There is a bride and bridegroom verse in Isaiah 61.
I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride [human Jews] adorneth herself with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.Isaiah 61:10-11
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife [born again saints] hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.Revelation 19:7-8
Among the saints of Israel will be 12000 of Judah and 12000 of Levi, so some Jews will serve as soldiers of the kingdom of God, while others serve as priests and ministers.
And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD. And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.Isaiah 66:20-21
Though “horses” and “mules” in Isaiah 66:20-21 might evoke Gog and Magog, an event after the Millennial Reign, the “bride” and marriage parts of Isaiah 61:10-11 mean all of this must start soon after the day of the LORD, the time of the actual marriage of the Lamb.
So Christendom is going to be rebuilt from the ground up, with Jesus Christ himself being the head stone of the corner.
The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.Psalms 118:22-23
Protestanism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, etc. – all of that, which have long fallen into apostasy and nonsense – will be finished. Not to mention the sects that are outright heretical and cults that are Satanic.
Instead, at this time, the word of the LORD will be preach from Zion by Jesus Christ himself (ref. Isaiah 2:3, Joel 3:16, etc) and throughout the world by the holy men of Judah – the people known to the world now as Jews. So this will be quite a reversal of fortune: whereas the world currently despises Jews (because of Islam, Satanists, and deluded Christians), it will come to regard Jews as a blessed people. For the word “Jew” or Yehudah has in it the name of the LORD.
Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale. But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel. They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.Isaiah 29:22-24
Although Israel is now in part blind (ref. Romans 11:25, Isaiah 29:10-12), soon all of Israel will not only be able to see, but many will be responsible for spreading the truth of God throughout the world.
For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.Isaiah 29:10-12
And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.Isaiah 29:18-19
And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:Isaiah 4:3
Isaiah 61:3 describes the people of Zion, specifically the appointed of Judah, as “trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD”.
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.Isaiah 61:2-3
Because of the Holy Spirit that will actually be with them, these trees will bring forth good fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.Matthew 7:18