His disciples said to Him, “When will the kingdom come?”

His disciples said to Him, “When will the kingdom come?”
The above is the beginning of Thomas 113, which appeared in the previous post in our discussion of his Gospel. Here is the LORD’s response followed by a contextual quoting from John’s Gospel; as they appeared in the post. “It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, ‘Look, here!’ or ‘Look, there!’ Rather, the Father’s kingdom is spread out upon the earth [as light], and people don’t see it.” [John 1:5 And the light shined in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.]
The prior post began with quoting John 20:29 where the LORD (Jesus – Jehovah’s Salvation spoken from John’s flesh) is speaking to Thomas saying, “Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
The LORD uses two different words above rendered “seen.” The first, telling of seeing Him, is horao; then eido is used in describing those who have not seen. Here following are the full Strong’s Greek Dictionary definitions of the two:
Strong’s #3708: horao (pronounced hor-ah’-o) properly, to stare at (compare 3700), i.e. (by implication) to discern clearly (physically or mentally); by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear:–behold, perceive, see, take heed.
Strong’s #1492: eido (pronounced i’-do) a primary verb; used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent 3700 and 3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know:–be aware, behold, X can (+ not tell), consider, (have) know(-ledge), look (on), perceive, see, be sure, tell, understand, wish, wot. Compare 3700.
As we see (understand), in the opening paragraph and the subsequent description and definitions, is that seeing the LORD and His kingdom is a matter of comprehension. We understand the light and sight are understanding. A person can see the light and not comprehend it until he gains sight, which allows them to see what had been figuratively invisible to their blinded eyes.
We know from prior studies this blinding is described as the “air” in which the blind are held captive, and from where the LORD catches us away (harpazo) into the “air” of His enlightenment.
Here again is 2 Corinthians where Paul is describing the blindness that is only cured by turning to the LORD.
2 Corinthians 3
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ [when we realize God comes as Immanuel, in man with us].
15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the LORD [receiving Him when He comes in a man – as he did uncomprehended in Moses], the vail shall be taken away.
17 Now the LORD is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty [releasing us from the captivity that causes our blindness].
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the LORD, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.
2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the LORD; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
As we have seen, in Ephesians 2, Paul says it is the “air” we were held captive in until we were liberated and brought to life by the LORD appearing to us and then in us.
Ephesians 2
1 And you has he quickened [brought from death to life], who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air [aer], the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind [the soul {mind} without the Spirit]; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)
6 And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
As we have seen in prior posts, the word aer (air) appearing above is only used seven times, including in 1 Thessalonians 4:7 in telling of this as where we meet the LORD, meaning when we leave the “air” that has blinded us. Again, we see it is a matter of leaving behind the ideas (such as the rapture lie) men have created and put as idols in God’s place, and by this, we become able to comprehend the pattern we have been clearly shown, which has been as light in the presence of those without sight.
In Revelation 16:17 we have seen the seventh messenger (angel) pouring out His vial into the “air” and voices are heard from heaven. Then Babylon, confusion, comes into remembrance before God (hearing and sight meaning the same – comprehension and recognition). As we have seen, the word aer only appears one other time in Revelation, in Revelation 9:2 when the bottomless pit is opened and the smoke that comes out darkens the sun and “air.” This is speaking of the never-ending fall away from God, led by the rebel messengers (angels), and their darkness removes the church’s ability to see and reflect the light. As we have learned, this is the “air” spoken of by Paul above in Ephesians 2 as the spirit that is now at work in the children of disobedience – at this point those refusing God’s correction.
Revelation 16
17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air [air]; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God [He has again given us the knowledge to recognize and understand the previous confusion – so Babylon no longer rule us: meaning we have been liberated from the captivity {Egypt} of lacking comprehension], to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent [these falling stone are from the wall these men have created, which has keep us from seeing the LORD]: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
The LORD, in both Isaiah 30 and Ezekiel 13, speaks against the wall made by the false prophets who prophesy (their own words) in His name. They think this is some game of words where all men are liars like they are. They have no idea they have fallen into the hand of the Holy Spirit of the living God, who they have blasphemed. These chapters tell of these men refusing the LORD’s counsel and because they reject His word the storm comes against their wall. When it falls, as hailstones from heaven, they will know the LORD.
Ezekiel 13
8 Therefore thus says the LORD God; Because you have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, says the LORD God.
9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and you shall know that I am the LORD God.
10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace [instead of telling them to stand in the battle]; and one built up a wall [that the false prophets built, which they and the people trusted in to give them peace], and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar [mire – their lies]:
11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar [mire], that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing [mire] wherewith you have daubed [mired] it?
13 Therefore thus says the LORD God; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume [make a full end of] it.
14 So will I break down the wall that you have daubed with untempered mortar [mire – their lies], and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered mortar, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, says the LORD God.
Friends, the LORD calling us to vote Republican should be heard today and tomorrow (until Tuesday evening) from every pulpit in the nation. But the preachers and prophets have rebelled against the word of the LORD and will instead choose again their own words. It is up to us, outside the church and apart from these rebels, to tell everyone we know to vote Republican (and not for the communist party).
Deuteronomy 1 tells of the wall built up to heaven, which these imposters have built.
Deuteronomy 1
21 Behold [ra’ah], the LORD your God has set the land before you: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of your fathers has said unto you; fear not, neither be discouraged.
22 And you came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.
23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
24 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol [the cluster of grapes –referring us to Genesis 40:10 and the butler’s dream about the third day when he would be restored], and searched it out.
25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God does give us.
26 Notwithstanding you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God:
27 And you murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he has brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites [those who are speaking against God’s plan], to destroy us.
28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart [in agreement with what they heard from the Amorites], saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen [ra’ah] the sons of the Anakims there [Giants – for their long neck {making it easier to take their head}].
29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
30 The LORD your God which goes before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
31 And in the wilderness, where you have seen [ra’ah] how that the LORD your God bare you, as a man does bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came into this place.
The word ra’ah above describes first how the LORD sees and by His sight leads us; then of the evil report heard from the enemies, which our spies (eyes) hear, repeat, and discourage the people. The people had forgotten what they had just seen, the pattern shown to them as they came out of Egypt. These are all speaking of seeing the unseen, what can’t be seen because it hasn’t happened yet. It begs the question, who will you believe? The word of the LORD telling us what He has seen for US? The evil reports that come from hearing and repeating the words of false prophets? What we understand from the pattern we have seen?
Hebrews 3
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, To day if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Hebrews 4
1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remains that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
7 Again, he limits a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
What did we see in the presidential election? The prophets knew nothing. The LORD said He would deliver us and He did. Now, these same false prophets, the fake news media and the other liars, tell us we have already lost, and that we should just give up and not even attempt to take back the nation and world the LORD has given US. I remind you, liars lie, and everything that comes from the fake news media is this truth (that liars are lying) seen before our eyes.
Friends, as we know, there is to rapture off the planet. The event is our awakening from blindness and seeing the LORD is with us, to lead us into victory over the enemies, those who seek the death for all humanity. There is a war we must wage to take back what the LORD has given us. It is not a battle of worldly power or might, but by the Spirit of the LORD, the Captain of our Salvation, leading us into victory over death.
The sight Thomas received, by blood and water, the horao, is to know by what appears through study and experience, as we see above in the first and last instances in Deuteronomy 1. We do not understand by listening to the fake (confused) reports: the conclusions of those who haven’t seen anything except what they saw with their natural eyes and mind.
Horao is used in Hebrews three time. In Hebrews 11:27 it tells of Moses’ “seeing” Him who is invisible and forsaking the ways of Egypt (captivity). Verse 26 says, “Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.” The reward was the liberation of his nation, God in him and through him working out His plan, which he comprehended – but the people never did.
Hebrews 11
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing [horao] him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
The word in use in Hebrews 2:8 saying we do not “see” all thing put under the feet of the Son, as it goes on to tell why this hadn’t yet been seen. It says (as did Moses) he chose to make himself one with His brethren (His family, His Nation) and therefore gave up His comfort to suffer with us. The is the sanctification, the purification, that make us holy as He is holy, that we would all become One Body with the LORD.
Hebrews 2
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man that you visit him?
7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with [Your] glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands:
8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see [horao – understand] not yet all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings [with us].
11 For both he that sanctifies [purifies] and they who are sanctified [purified] are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto you.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God has given me.
Do you understand the above-mentioned suffering is the long-suffering Peter speaks of in 2 Peter 3?
2 Peter 3
9 The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [stoicheion – the corrupted foundational ideas of men] shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works [these men’s works] that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements [the ideas the false prophets have made their idols] shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwell righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our LORD is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they [the false prophets] that are unlearned and unstable wrest [wrestle – unaware it is God they are wrestling with], as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Horao appears the third time in Hebrews 8:5, where we are told to “see,” meaning understand by study and experience, that we should make all things after the pattern we were shown. It is describing this as the pattern of the LORD appearing, being realized, in and for this purpose, as the one who ensures it. The statement comes as a quote from Exodus 25:40, which is referring to the point announced in verse 22, saying, “And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with [join] you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment unto the children of Israel.”
Hebrews 8
1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the LORD pitched, and not man.
3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. [Referring to what the LORD says in Hosea 6:6, “For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” This also as the context of 2 Peter 3:17 above and growing in the knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ].
4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law:
5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See [horao {ra’ah in Exodus 25:40} understand – by study and experience], says he, that you make all things according to the pattern showed to you in the mount.
6 But now has he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Psalms 77 speak of the LORD’s promise, the writer confessing forgetting by describes remembering and searching (study and experience). The dominant trait known of the LORD’s character, by those who know Him, is written in Exodus 25:22, saying He will meet us and join with us at the seat of His mercy.
Psalms 77
1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
2 In the day of my trouble I sought the LORD: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
4 You hold mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
7 Will the LORD cast off for ever? and will he be favorable no more?
8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? does his promise [‘omer] fail for evermore?
9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.
11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember your wonders of old.
12 I will meditate also of all your work, and talk of your doings.
13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
14 You are the God that does wonders: you have declared your strength among the people.
15 You have with your arm redeemed your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: your arrows also went abroad.
18 The voice of your thunder was in the heaven: the lightning lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your footsteps are not known.
20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.
Psalms 19
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament [rightly dividing the word] shows his handy-work.
2 Day unto day utters speech [‘omer – promises], and night unto night [in the darkness] shows knowledge.
3 There is no speech [‘omer] nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun [for light/understanding to return],
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven [from the end of the former age and the beginning of this one], and his circuit unto the ends of it [to the end of this age and the beginning of the next]: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his [own] errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.