1. Tripartite Man

 

Man is tripartite (spirit, soul and body), not of a fallen bipartite view (soul and body only) of himself or others (Heb. 4.12; 1 Thess. 5.23). "That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man [man's spirit]" (Eph. 3.16). The spirit is the inner man, while the soul and body are the outer man. The command insisted upon in the Bible is to "pray at all times in the spirit" (Eph. 6.18). Not only should we pray in the spirit; we should "pray with the mind also" (1 Cor. 14.15). The mind is of our soul. "And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,  And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour" (Luke 1.46-47).
 

2. Parousia of Our Jesus Christ

 

Jesus Christ will return in Person on the mount of olives just as He left, and Christ's parousia is in a partial rapture (separate by those "taken" at Rev. 7.9, 3.10; Luke 21.36; Matt. 24.37,40-41 and those "left" according to 1 Cor. 15.50-52; 1 Thess. 4.15-17; Rev. 11.15 at the last trumpet). Parousia (presence of Christ) will be seven years first in a cloud then in His appearing for all to see like lightening out of the cloud. Separate rapture is incompatible with the divisiveness of premillennial onlyism (i.e. pre-trib., mid-trib., pre-wrath, post-trib. onlyists views) and historicalism (i.e. amill., post-mill., and various preterisms).
 

3. Reward for Overcoming in Christ


Christ will reign with an "iron rod" in the time of recompense with His overcomers ("best" "out-of" resurrection, that is, the first resurrection) who come out the church and receive reward of the millennium kingdom to come, no longer able to be hurt by the second death (see Rev. 2-3; Matt. 24.1-12; Dan. 7, 10, 18, 22 OT "Saints of the Most High"; and Rev. 20.4-6).

 

4. Free-will Made in the Image of God

 

We have a free-will which is included as part of being made in the image of God that is never totally depraved, even after the fall (Gen. 1.26; the "garden" choice, Rev. 2 and 3) for God so loves our intrinsic value (not treating us as instrumental value) to make that choice so He can choose us and walk with those, ultimately what God desires, who so choose to grace His life with and give faith as well as faith increased.

 

5. Eternal Life at Initial Salvation (Once-saved-always-saved)


When we received new life at initial salvation (Jon 6.47), it was eternal based on God's foreknowledge, and righteously, God will never take His life away once eternally bestowed. That is the reason why there is a heaven and hell for God values intrinsic value for we are not merely instrumental value. God will never annihilate a soul even in to eternal separation from Him in hell, that is, eternal punishment and judgment.
 

6. True Biblical Locality for Assembly

 

The "church local" is based on true biblical locality for assembly and fellowship, which prevents division based on denominations, non-denominational independents, congregationalism, country, doctrine, person, time or even houses. A Biblical locality (city, town, locale) is the training ground for rewards of reigning over cities for overcomer believers in the millennial reign of Christ with an iron rod, and is a miniature of the new city in the new earth for after the millennium-to-come.

 

7. Refuse "Religious Rome" and "Political Rome"

 

The church should not be confused with christendom, which is judaized Christianity, that is, the third wave movement of the 1 billion strong RCC (co-redemptrix, intermediary priesthood, physical buildings, written code and earthly promises), half a billion strong in Pentecostalism (mediums and psychic babble, a copout tower of babel in the heart of the man replacing true prayer in the spirit), and Charismatics (mysticism and low conscience). The Antichrist will play an integral role in deceiving the masses to take the mark of the beast through the deceptive teachings in the marriage of Pentecostalism, the RCC, and Calvinism all tied into one through increased psychic babble, mother church membership and pridefully believing you were pre-made for salvation apart from free-will God desires of you to choose Him. This naturally manifests itself into a false end-time view to deceive even further.

This Great Harlot "religious Rome" (Rev. 17) and "political Rome" (Rev. 18), God will destroy in His parousia of the seven year Tribulation, that is, the Last Week Consummation of this Age, the time of testing. This age we are in now is the dispensation of grace and mystery of the church age that will end ushering in the 1000 year reign.

 

8. Don't Cast Pearls Before the Swine (or cater to men's flesh)

 

Salvation includes co-death identification in addition to substitutory work of the cross, necessary for victorious life, with Christ, Christ in thee, and for Christ. Many teach antinomianism by way of calvinism - "we were pre-made this way"; pentecostalism - "you have to get what we got"; roman catholicism - "join the mother church"; and water baptismal legalists - that is, borg like quality of "we will assimilate you" into the Baptist denomination.  We may call them pigs in the church who do not accept this principle of identification and reward of the kingdom because they have cloven hooves with the appearance of being clean on the outside, but inside they are really dirty, not chewing their cud, unsaved. The dogs are the unregenerated admitting having no relation to the church, but the swine say they are in the church, but in reality they are not for they are not in God's mind members of the body of Christ. So we are not to cast pearls before ecuminicalists or those mentioned here whether they be in internet forums or elsewhere because they will contend with that information of pearls being those special truths in Christ and wonderful revelation in our spirit.

 

Mat 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you (cf. Matt. 7.21; Rev. 22.18,19; and 1 Cor. 2.13 RSV ".....interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit" for many walk as if they have God's life, but they do not. If believers shall lose rewards in the Kingdom, then how much more will those who are fakes in Christendom enter into eternal perdition).

 

9. Outer Darkness is a Place of Preparation and Discipline

 

Deliverance from sin, natural ("good self" and petty self), and supernatural is part of God's redemptive design to receive the reward of reigning  in the millennial kingdom, or if not yet matured, we shall disciplined in "outer darkness" (outside the light of the reward of reigning with Christ in the kingdom) to be made ready for the new city after we receive a punishment at judgment seat that burns off the dross of our disobedient works. Outer darkness has no furnace about it, so it is not to be construed as hell, which is the "lake of fire" (Rev. 20.10,14,15), perdition, gehenna, "second death" (v.6,14). The KJV erred in v.14 saying Hades is Hell. Hades is timeless unawares, the grave, sheol (OT), and the place of sleep from which we will be resurrected from at the Lord's return. Hades, the place of soul sleep (death), and death itself, will eventually be nullified forever into the lake of fire (v.14).

 

10. Abiding in God's Works Set for You Personally (not to be confused with OT works)


For no other reason than, because you love God and desire to glorify Him, though shalt abide obediently in God's will and works set for you in order to receive that prize of reward in the time of recompense, even first rapture, for God to walk with His overcomers for a thousand years (Rev. 20.2-6, a literal specific 1000 years is mentioned 6 times; the day-year theory is false which would be 365,000 years; and nor is this dispensation of the coming new millennium just a large amount of unspecified time since God is lovingly more exacting in His Word than that).
 

11. The Intuitive Conscience of Your Communing Spirit with God's Spirit

 

Listening to your intuitive conscience in that "still small voice" (1 Kings 19.12) and inner registrations in communion with God in your spirit to know His will and His leading for you in your life (1 John 2.27) in your spirit as the guiding principle of your being to overcome the "good self".
 

12. The New City and New Earth in the New Heaven

 

After the millennium (the last 1000 years on earth, Rev. 20.2-7), the literal new city will come down from heaven, completed in its construction by God through men ("And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven," Rev. 21.2) on the new earth (future Mars) also with "no more sea" (Rev. 21.1). The nearest star system Alpha Centauri would take 400,000 years to reach based on current technology. The new city can not finally come down while the Jerusalem on earth is still present. That's why during the millennium the new city only comes down part way, for it is being constructed through the millennial period on the new earth, future Mars.

 

Scientifically, the sun will enlarge to the point of burning up earth for the sun is considered a very small star. Or we will destroy our atmosphere somehow whichever comes first. Christ will return within a decade or so not 2 billion years from now when the earth is burnt up. Christ's appearance in Person within a decade or so starts the millennial kingdom then after the 1000 year reign of Christ in Person the earth will be without the sea long before the sun burns up the earth.

 

How strange it would be if the new city were on our earth only then to burn up. We conclude, therefore, that the new city will not be on earth.

 

The new city will be in a new heaven which is the same universe, but from a different perspective without sin. The spin rate of Mars is within 2-3% of Earth's. Gravity on Mars is one third that of Earth's. Read more here.

 

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them . . . And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea . . . And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God" (Rev. 20.11, 21.1,10). The largest mountain in the solar system is located on Mars which is the perspective John viewed the new city from in spirit or vision.

 

Watchman Nee agrees (page 221, "Come, Lord Jesus," CFP white covers only), "Some consider this fleeing of the earth and heaven as only a divine act of re-making, but the succeeding clause, 'and there was found no place for them', clearly shows that the old heaven [from the perspective of earth] and earth are completely destroyed; for there is the mark of sin in the old creation. This fulfills what is prophesied in 2 Peter 3.4,10,12. Evidently God sends fire with which to burn up the old heaven and earth."

 

We need to be careful here what Nee is saying. He is not saying that if Christ returns this century, and the millennium ends in a thousand years thereafter, that the universe with its trillions of stars and planets will suddenly vanish. God would not have taken 13.7 billion years to create (Gen. 1.1) and restore (six summary days) after the desolation in verse 2 only to destroy the entire universe 7000 years later.

 

The last generation of the dispensation of grace will enter the millennial kingdom, and the last generation of the millennial kingdom will be transferred livingly into the new earth outside the new city.

 

The occupants of the new city are given newly clothed spiritual bodies and no longer partake in marriage, but those who will live on the new earth outside the new city keep their bodies of flesh and blood and continue to procreate. Those outside the new city are fruitful and continue to multiply in marriage because they still have bodies of flesh and blood. Though there will still be those with bodies of flesh and blood who live outside the new city, disease will no longer exist because there is no more sin. However, their bodies will still have weakness since they are flesh and blood, and that is why they enter through the gates of the new city to receive renewal from the flowing river and tree of life that stem from the throne and could use some advanced stem cell technology. God and the Lamb sit at the center of the New City and we see the Son's face (Rev. 22.1,4).

 

This literal city will be 1379 miles x 1379 miles in area with walls 72 yards or 216 feet high (Rev. 21.16,17). He will love us for 1000 generation (Deut. 7.9, 1 Chron. 16.15, Psalm 105.8): “Showing loving-kindness unto a thousand generations of them that love me and keep my commandments” (Ex. 20.6 mg.). If mankind does not propagate itself over a thousand generations, how can God ever make such a promise? From Adam to the return of Christ will be about 200 generations. From the return of Christ to the end of the millennium will be a maximum of another 50 generations. This leaves about 750 generations in the new city and the new earth.

 

God intends for the New City to hold a specific number resurrected-saved. The consequence of this revelation, confirmed by the size of the new city, is that we should hope for the soon return of the Lord because the savings ratio is extremely low as it is if Jesus were to return today. The longer it takes for Christ to return because we delay Him, the lower the savings ratio will turn out to be which is not good news for the many in Christendom who think they are saved. One of the most important chapters in the Bible is Matthew 13 in which God says there are tares in the kingdom of heaven who try to look like the saved wheat, but God said he will put His sickle to them and separate them from His little flock.

 

After 1000 generations, the New City will then become 1379 x 1379 x 1379 miles with walls 216 feet thick and will allow us to leave the solar system and spend hundreds even thousands of years traveling to other planets, for the Bible says the new city has no need of the sun, so it could easily move through outer space.

 

Based on calculations in "The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus" (2004) by Gary Habermas and Michael R. Licona, in estimating the number of planets in the universe and all the variables that come together for life, the probability of life on another planet is less than 1 in a million.

 

The unsaved will be in the dimension called Hell, eternally separated from God and His own forever. They will not receive this privilege to explore the universe in all its wonders. The resurrected-saved will be in the new city traveling and exploring from solar system to solar system even galaxy to galaxy for millions and billions of years.

 

Those who lived outside the new earth will receive newly clothed bodies before the new city leaves the solar system.

 

Troy Brooks