Jesus Christ, in John 5:17, reminds us that, until the whole world is restored as Paradise, and all evil has been destroyed,
“….MY FATHER WORKETH HITHERTO
AND I WORK”
When God Almighty, by means of HIS Logos Power, created the Universe, and all that is therein, HE completed HIS Creation work with Humankind.
However, Personified Logos, Jesus Christ, as Messiah, begins His work of Creation within the heart of Man, and will complete it with the eventual cleansing and totalrestoration of the whole Universe into the state of perfection and glory it enjoyed after its formation.
Therefore, Jesus Christ, as God’s Logos Power in flesh, can rightly claim the title –
THE FIRST AND THE LAST,
THE BEGINNING AND THE END
In ‘The Beginning,’ it was almost as if Jesus Christ was present at the formation of the world. God spoke, and the Creative Life Power within HIM, the LOGOS, brought into existence whatever God had commanded. God spoke to this Logos Power, which Jesus Christ would Personify many thousands of years later, thus:
“….Let us make man in our image, after our likeness….”
(Genesis 1:26 KJV)
This one sentence expresses the ultimate objective of the whole Plan of God. Jesus referred to this ultimate goal, when He spoke to the believers as follows:
“….Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48 KJV)
The Apostle Peter also refers to this work of LOGOS within the hearts of the believers:
“….But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, ‘Be ye holy, for I am holy.’”
(I Peter 1:15-16 KJV)
At ‘the End,’ the book of Revelation indicates that Jesus Christ, in His work as Messiah, will complete that great Creative work of Logos within the hearts and lives of the receptive Humankind that God referred to, bringing them into a condition of holiness and perfection. We read as follows:
“….And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: ….These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.”
(Revelation 14:1-2, 4-5 KJV)
“….After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, AND unto the Lamb.’”
(Revelation 7:9-10 KJV)
As ‘the First,’ God’s LOGOS was the Creative Life Power that created the whole Universe, and all that is, therein. We read as follows:
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day…..Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; And he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work, which God created and made.”
(Genesis 1:31 and Genesis 2:1-3 KJV)
As ‘the Last,’ when His work as Messiah is complete, Jesus Christ, as LOGOS PERSONIFIED, will restore the Universe to the Paradise that God had initially created, in fact, to a condition greater than its initial Glory in the Beginning.
How can the renewed creation be ‘greater’ than the first? The fully renewed creation will be the culmination of the whole plan of God in every detail. All the inhabitants of the renewed Paradise, through their exceptional life experiences and suffering, will have been developed to the greatest level of perfection to which they could possibly attain, through the work of LOGOS in their hearts and lives. This state of perfection that the inhabitants will reach, ultimately will prepare them for the Glory of God, HIMSELF, in their presence. This Glory, joined with the glory of the Lamb, will eliminate all need for the sun or the moon, and will be the source of illumination for the Holy City. We read of this as follows;
“….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 I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle (dwelling place) of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself, shall be with them, and be their God’…..And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there….And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
(Revelation 21:1-3, 22-25, and 27 KJV)
Now we can better understand how Jesus Christ consists of LOGOS, from the Beginning to the End of God’s Plan. In the Beginning, the CREATIVE LOGOS POWER accomplished whatever God spoke or commanded to be done. In The End, The work of Jesus Christ as Messiah, through God’s same Creative Logos Power, will complete, and restore to perfection, the Creation that His Father started at the very Beginning of time.
Therefore, in the sense of the work of LOGOS, which includes the great work of Judgment, Jesus calls Himself –
ALPHA AND OMEGA
or the Start and the Completion of the whole Plan of God. We read of this in Revelation 22:12-15 KJV, as follows:
“….And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”
We can feel confident that this specific passage refers to the Judgment work of the Messiah, in connection with this name of God Almighty. How can this name of God, that is, ‘Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last,’ be placed properly upon Jesus Christ? The Greek words, ‘Alpha and Omega’ are the initials of the Beginning and the Endof the Grecian Alphabet. The whole plan of God will be brought to perfect fulfillment and completion by the work of the LOGOS POWER. Using current day phraseology, we might describe it as the whole plan of God being fulfilled, ‘from A to Z.’ That is, what God Almighty ‘started,’ His Son, the POWER of God PERSONIFIED, will bring to ‘total completion or fulfillment.’
This Name, ‘Alpha and Omega,’ also, we believe, will be given over to The Almighty, when the work of Messiah has been fully completed, and God is “All in All.”
Similarly, Jesus Christ, because of the work of the LOGOS Power, is known as –
THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH
“….Looking unto Jesus the author (margin reads beginner) and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 KJV)
How can Jesus Christ be the Beginner of our Faith, since the patriarch Abraham is known (Galatians 3:7 KJV) as the ‘Father of Faith?’ Jesus speaks of this work of the Logos Power, thus:
“….Jesus said unto them, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.’” (John 8:58 KJV)
Jesus Christ was symbolically ‘present’ at the time of Abraham, as the Logos Power of God. He was not physically present at that time. But God’s Power, the LOGOS, waspresent. Nearly two thousand years later, Jesus Christ Personified that same Logos Power. We must remember, when ‘LOGOS’ is mentioned, it ALWAYS refers to God’s Power.
Therefore, even the attribute ‘Faith,’ originates in the bosom of The Father. HE had HIS Plan, from before the foundation of the world, and all that it now contains. God knew, in HIS heart, that ALL that HE had envisioned, will come to fruition, through the deeds of HIS, (at that time, unborn Son), LOGOS PERSONIFIED, through whom HE manifests HIS Creative Life Power. God, being ‘all knowing,’ knew history beforehand.
The Book of Revelation reveals God’s faith, or confidence, that the outcome of the world WILL conform to HIS Plan, conceived before its very formation. The Angel appeared unto the Apostle John, called John the Revelator, and revealed the future, yet unfulfilled portion of God’s Plan to him. We read –
“….The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” (Revelation 1:1-3 KJV)
“….And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, ‘See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.’”
(Revelation 22:8-9 KJV)
“….I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches (believers)…..He which testifieth these things saith, ‘Surely I come quickly. Amen.’ Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
(Revelation 22:16, and 20 KJV)
Now, finally, we are ready to discuss
THE DUAL CONNOTATION OF GOD’S NAME, ‘ELOHIYM’
Vine’s Expository Dictionary in P.C. Study Bible, defines the name ‘Elohim,’ as exceeding great, or mighty, with supernatural provision or power.
According to Nelson’s Bible Dictionary,
“….The Hebrew speaking religious people, in referring to God in the plural sense, seek to express the different parts of HIM, that is, HIS ‘spirituality, responsibilities, obligations, duties and functions,’ while retaining the knowledge that HE, indeed, is a singular God. Religious scholars have held that the plural ‘Elohim’ represents the ‘intensified’ meaning for the Supreme God.”
This name, ‘Elohiym,’(using the Biblical spelling), is in its plural form of Majesty. According to The Interlinear Hebrew to English Dictionary, the singular form, ‘Elohe,’ is Biblically spelled, ‘Eloheey.’ We find it very interesting that the singular form of the spelling of God’s name is used in connection with the great works performed throughout the Old Testament.We believe that this spelling indicates that those movements were of a singular or prefiguring work, that is, a foreshadowing movement, that will be repeated in the future, by the work of the LOGOS POWER, manifested in and through the ‘Completion’ work of the Messiah, at the end of Time.
For clues as to which movements will be replicated, let us briefly investigate
THE WORKS OF ‘ELOHEEY’
A. As manifested through the work of MOSES –
who performed a work of Rescue of the Israelites from the servitude and bondage they were suffering in Egypt, and was their Leader for the following 40 (forty) years, in the Exodus and the Wilderness (Zion) condition, where they learned total reliance upon God. Moses also performed the work of Education of the people in the knowledge of God Almighty, (see Genesis 26:5), lessons that perhaps had been lost over the course of their 400 years of slavery in Egypt.
The Israelites learned, early on, that God’s great LOGOS POWER was manifested on their behalf, when Moses poured out the plagues on the Egyptian kingdom and its people, and their false gods, (which also included their worship of the sun and moon and the natural elements). The pouring out of the plagues served two purposes – it eventually resulted in the release of the Israelites from the hand and rule of Pharaoh, but in so doing, it also demonstrated to the Egyptians, the huge POWER of the God of the Israelites. The plagues destroyed the perceived ‘power’ that their gods had. The firstborn in every house died. The sun vanished from view, the moon withdrew its shining, and a ‘thick darkness’ covered the land. It didn’t matter which plague was poured out upon them, their gods were absolutely powerless to change the situation.
Prior to Moses’ ascent on Mt. Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments, God was known unto them as Jehovah (Yahweh, which means Lord.) In Exodus 20, verse 2, God said HE is the“Lord thy God,” (Yahweh Eloheey,’ as indicated in The Interlinear Hebrew to English Dictionary) and referred to HIS magnificent work preceding and following their Exodus from the Egyptians. In Exodus 24:10, God’s name, ‘Eloheey,’ was further illustrated to the seventy elders of Israel, when they saw the glory of the Lord from a distance, which was described “like devouring fire on the top of the mount.” (Exodus 24:17).
In fact, all through their wandering journey toward the Promised Land, Yahweh Eloheey demonstrated HIS supernatural provision or power, on their behalf. Over and over, they witnessed more and more astonishing demonstrations of God’s LOGOS POWER, which gave them the courage, conviction, and spiritual strength to deal with the elimination of the false gods that they encountered at the culmination of their journey.
B. As manifested through the work of JOSHUA –
a Leader of the Israelites, who performed the work of Cleansing and Purification of the Land of Promise, through a long war.
Joshua was that great servant of God who replaced Moses, when it was time to enter into the Promised Land. Joshua completely trusted in, and obeyed the instructions of ‘Yahweh Eloheeykaa,’ (The Lord thy God - Joshua 1:9, in The Interlinear Hebrew to English Dictionary), who assisted Joshua with HIS LOGOS POWER, in the huge task of cleansing the Promised Land of the Baal worship of the Amorites, the Perizites, the Hivites, the Jebusites, the Canaanites, etc. Though greatly outnumbered, they won battle after battle, and conquered nation after nation, but only with the help of Yahweh Eloheey.
C. As manifested through the work of ELIJAH –
God’s Servant, who, by God’s LOGOS POWER, performed the work of Closing the Heavens, that it rained not, in the days of his prophesy. This, of course, brought the attention of the people to his message. This drought lasted a total of 3 ½ years. At the drought end, Elijah exposed and then destroyed those false prophets, by calling upon ‘Yahweh Eloheey’ in I Kings 18:36, (The Interlinear Hebrew to English Dictionary) who rained actual fire down from heaven to demonstrate HIS magnificent LOGOS POWER, HIS superiority over Baal, the Incarnate god of the people.
D. As manifested through the work of ZERUBBABEL -
the great Leader of the Israelites, who persuaded the King to ‘let the people go’ from their captivity in Babylon (the ancient city that Nimrod built, located about 55 miles south of present day Baghdad, Iraq.) He also persuaded the King to release all of the Temple’s stolen treasures to the Israelites, to cover the full cost of the Exodus of all the Jews who desired to return to Jerusalem, and to fund the whole cost of the restoration of the Temple to the glory it had, prior to its destruction by King Nebuchadnezzar, over 600 years earlier. All this came about because of his praise for, and his intense love of, the Truth, and therefore, Truth’s God.
Zerubbabel, (sometimes spelled Zorobabel), the son of Shealtiel, as a young man, was a watchman, or guard for King Darius, while the Israelites were in captivity in Babylon.
While the King slept, the three guards made a contest between themselves, regarding what they perceived to be the most important thing in this whole world. Individually, they wrote down, in one sentence, what they thought was the most important, sealed them, and slid the papers under the King’s pillow. Upon awakening and reading the three sentences, the King called for the three princes of Persia to come and assist him in the judging. Whoever won the contest, would have his wish fulfilled.
The first one wrote that Wine is the strongest, (I Esdras 3:10, The Apochrypha). The second one wrote his opinion that the King was the strongest. (I Esdras 3:11). Zorobabel had written that Women are strongest: but above all things, Truth beareth away the victory. (I Esdras 3:12).
When the time came for the presentation of the reasons why they had chosen the subjects as they did, Zorobabel began to speak about the strength of Women, including the fact that all, including kings, are given birth to, by women. In addition, Women raise the children, plant and harvest, clothe their families, even that men find them so attractive that some give up position, honor, wealth, all because of them. Indeed, some men lose their sense of proper behavior, because of Woman.
“….Then the king and the princes looked one upon another: so he began to speak of the truth. ‘O ye men, are not women strong: great is the earth, high is the heaven, swift is the sun in his course, for he compasseth the heavens round about, and fetcheth his course again to his own place in one day. Is he (God) not great that maketh these things: therefore, great is the truth, and stronger than all things. All the earth calleth upon the truth, and the heaven blesseth it: all works shake and tremble at it, and with it, is no unrighteous thing. Wine is wicked, the king is wicked, women are wicked, all the children of men are wicked, and such are all their wicked works; and there is no truth in them; in their unrighteousness they shall perish.”
“….As for the truth, it endureth, and is always strong; it liveth and conquereth for evermore. With her there is no accepting of persons or rewards; but she doeth the things that are just, and refraineth from all unjust and wicked things; and all men do well like of her works. Neither in her judgment is any unrighteousness; and she is the strength, kingdom, power, and majesty, of all ages. Blessed be the God of truth!”
(I Esdras 4:33-40 The Apocrypha)
The Apocrypha is not readily available for Hebrew to English translation, but the Biblical book of Haggai discusses this great work that Zerubbabel performed. In Haggai 1:12 KJV, we read that Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God (Yahweh Eloheeyhem, as stated in The Interlinear Hebrew to English Dictionary), in accomplishing his great work.
D. As manifested, even through the work of GIDEON –
a warrior for the Lord (Yahweh), who performed the work of the Lord by overthrowing the altars of Baal, the god of Incarnation, according to specific instructions from God, through an Angel. His work casts a great shadow into the future. Because he was a warrior for God, he had an Army, and his name was Gideon. He followed the directions of theLord thy God (Yahweh Eloheeykaa, according to The Interlinear Hebrew to English Dictionary). From his name and deeds, we can partially derive the word meaning of Armageddon, ‘the battle of the Lord and of Gideon.’ Let us read in Judges 6:12, 22-28,
“….And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, ‘The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour’….And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the Lord, Gideon said, ‘Alas, O Lord God! for because I have seen an angel of the Lord face to face.’ And the Lord said unto him, ‘Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.’
“….Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah-shalom:….And it came to pass the same night that the Lord said unto him, ‘Take thy father’s young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:And build an altar unto the Lord thy God (Yahweh Eloheeykaa – verse 26, The Interlinear Hebrew to English Dictionary), upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place, and take the second bullock, and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the grove which thou shalt cut down.’”
“….Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the Lord had said unto him: and so it was, because he feared his father’s household, and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night. And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built.”
F. As manifested through the work of JOHN THE BAPTIST.
When John was born, his father, Zacharias, was so moved by God’s Spirit, that he prophesied as follows:
“….Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; (‘Yahweh Eloheey Israel,’ as shown in Nelson’s Bible Dictionary), for he hath visited and redeemed his people, And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he sware to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:68-79 KJV)
“….And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.”
(Luke 1:80 KJV)
John the Baptist was the forerunner, or the one who introduced Jesus to the masses of people, at the start of Jesus’ first Mission. He developed, naturally and spiritually, in the desert, ‘outside of Babylon’s brick creation, and outside popularly held religious public opinion.’ He existed on locusts (the carob husks of the locust tree, according to The Bible Almanac), and wild honey, wore skins for clothing, (Mark 1:6 KJV) and preached a very compelling message.
“….And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’”
(Luke 3:3-4 KJV)
“….But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, ‘O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come: Bring forth, therefore, fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore, every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire…’”
(Matthew 3:7-10 KJV)
In fact, his ‘fire and brimstone’ message created such a great stir, that the people wondered about his true identity.
“….And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; John answered, saying unto them all, “I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.’”
(Luke 3:15-17 KJV)
John the Baptist’s message and work was cut short. He was thrown into prison and beheaded because he reproved King Herod for his wickedness and evil deeds. The work of John the Baptist was the last of the Old Dispensation, (prior to Jesus Christ), but the message he preached, shall be the first heard in the New Dispensation, when the LOGOS work of Messiah begins.
We believe that God inspired the ancient Hebrew speaking people to assign a dual connotation to HIS name, ‘Elohiym,’ even though they used the singular form of that namewhen referencing those great works. Those wonderful acts, and no doubt more, will be repeated at the end of Time, when Jesus Christ, the MESSIAH, returns, with the LOGOS POWER of ‘Elohiym,’ the plural form of that name of God. The fact that this name of God represents ‘supernatural might, strength and power,’ we can readily understand why this name has to have a dual connotation. The LOGOS, the Creative Power of God, is manifested within God, AND within HIS Son, the LOGOS PERSONIFIED. God’s LOGOS POWER has been shared with Jesus Christ ‘in full measure,’ so that the full Plan of God will come to ‘fulfillment and completion,’ by the ending work of the Messiah.
“….That which hath been is now; and that which is to be, hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:15 KJV)
Finally, we ask, does this dual connotation of God’s Name, ‘Elohim,’ give credence to the Trinity Concept of God? Only those, whose minds are completely fixated on the Doctrine of Incarnation, could answer that question affirmatively. We believe that the evidence presented in this book is irrefutable proof of the falseness of that Doctrine.
Now we can understand that Jesus meant the work of LOGOS, that God initiated, will be completed by, and through, the work of the Messiah, when He said the following:
“…My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.”
(John 5:17 KJV)
Jesus Christ tells us, as follows:
“….The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”
(John 5:19 KJV)
The Apostle Paul explains it so simply, and so beautifully, as we quote from The Emphatic Diaglott, the Greek to English translation of the New Testament, thus –
“….But to those who are ‘invited,’ both Jews and Greeks, Christ, (is) the Power of God, and the Wisdom of God.”
(I Corinthians 1:24 The Emphatic Diaglott)
Now we can understand the ultimate reason for the huge work of Elohiym, performed through the Logos Power, all through the ages. We read as follows:
“….And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.”
“….And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, ‘We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou has taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.”
“….And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.” (Revelation 11:15-18 KJV)
“….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 that sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And he said unto me, ‘Write: for these words are true and faithful.’ And he said unto me, ‘It is done.’” (Revelation 21:1, 5-6 KJV)
“….And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle (dwelling place) of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.’” (Revelation 21:3 KJV)