Sermon – “How Will You Rule?” – Garner Ted Armstrong Sermon, June 30, 2001

Revelation 1:4-7
4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Revelation 20:6
6Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

As the Bible makes plain in many places those who are born into the Kingdom of God are to be kings and priests serving under Jesus Christ. Where will this be” Verse 7 of Revelation 1 gives it away. On Earth. Christ, with His then Spirit born brethren is to reign on Earth.

Rev. 20: 6 then makes plain that His reign is for 1,000 years – initially. For elsewhere it equally evident that God the Father will join Jesus Christ and the resurrected saints after that thousand year period, and after the Great White Throne Judgement. (See Revelation 21).

So to the question: how will you rule as one of the resurrected saints in the Kingdom of God on this Earth?

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