THE LITTLE FLOCK AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD

BY:  E. E. BROOK

Jesus speaks about two groups of sheep. Jesus is the shepherd of both groups. He also spoke about two kingdoms, an inward spiritual kingdom and a literal earthly kingdom. Both groups of sheep have access to the inward spiritual kingdom, but only one group will inherit the physical earthly kingdom. These two subjects are closely related and intertwined.

Luke 12:32 Fear not. Little Flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

John 10:14-16 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And Other Sheep I have. which are Hot of this Fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. (KJV)

Jesus speaks of 2 groups of sheep in John 21, the “Arnions” and the “Probatons” One group are” Rams” masc., and the others are fem. “Ewes.” One flock is the “Manchild” and the other is the “Church.” Both groups belong to Jesus and he loves them both. But we find that of the two flocks of sheep, only the little flock, will inherit the Kingdom. In Christ All will be made alive, but not all receive the same reward.

John 21:15-17  Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him. Feed my LAMBS (RAMS – Gr. Arnions).16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him. Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him. Feed my SHEEP (EWES • Gr. Probatons).17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him. Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my SHEEP (EWES •Gr. Probatons). (KJV)

There are two groups of sheep, one masculine (rams) and the others feminine (ewes). One group is destined to give birth, and the other is destined to rule and reign on earth. The Hebrew also reflects this difference in sheep, Kebes (Lamb) and Kibsah (Ewe). In the Old Testament the word Lamb is always a Ram. These 2 groups are also seen in Revelation 12 when the Woman/Church/Ewes gives birth to the Manchild/Remnant/Rams. The purpose of the church is to bring forth the manchild company, who will overcome Satan and death.

Revelation 12:1, 5, 9-11, 17  And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a Woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars…5 And she brought forth a Manchild, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne… And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now is come salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And They (Manchild) overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. 17 And the dragon was wroth with the Woman, and went to make war with the Remnant of her Seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (KJV)

Two Groups

Rams (Masc)

Ewes (Fern)

Arnions (Greek)

Probatons (Greek)

Manchild (Sons)

Woman (Church)

 

The Woman/Church is expecting to avoid the tribulation via a “rapture.” They are not preparing for the tribulation. They see no need to bring extra “oil” in their lamps, for they do not believe they’ll be here when the darkness of tribulation hits. There were 5 Wise and 5 Foolish Virgins/Christians. That means that at least half of all Christians are foolishly not preparing for the Tribulation.

Acts 14:22  Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through Much Tribulation enter into the Kingdom of God. (KJV)

NOTE: It is important to note that the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven are synonymous terms, that is, they can be used interchangeably. In fact after Jesus gave the parable of the Sower, Matthew uses the phrase Kingdom of Heaven, while Luke uses Kingdom of God describing the same story.

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN = KINGDOM OF GOD

They are the exact same thing

Matthew 13:11 (Parable of the Sower)

He answered and said unto them. Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not given. (KJV)

Luke 8:10 (Parable of the Sower)

And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

TWO KINGDOMS

Acts 1:6-7 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying. Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the Kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, it is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. (KJV)

The religious leaders of Jesus’ day came to him and asked him When the kingdom would be set up on earth. When the Pharisees asked him that question, they were speaking about a literal physical kingdom on earth. Jesus did not come at that time to set up the literal kingdom, but rather an inward spiritual kingdom. There are two kingdoms. Some scriptures refer to a literal kingdom, while others refer to a spiritual kingdom. It is up to us to sort them out in order to understand what will happen in these last days. The religious leaders back then were mistakenly looking for a literal physical kingdom. Today, at the turn of the new millennium, the religious leaders are looking for Jesus to “rapture” us to a spiritual heavenly kingdom. They just do not get it. The religious leaders were wrong then, and they are wrong today. Now that the spiritual kingdom has been set up for 2000 years, the time is come for the literal physical kingdom to be established.

The goal of the church today is to die (or be “raptured”) and go to heaven. Let me set the record straight, I do not want to die and go to heaven… I want to live and see the kingdom come to earth. Those who Overcome every enemy will inherit both the spiritual and literal earthly kingdom. Jesus prayed “Thy Kingdom Come to Earth!” Jesus fully understood the difference between the kingdom within us, and the physical literal kingdoms of this earth. Jesus knew that he was confusing the Pharisees, in fact he did it on purpose by speaking in parables. Jesus always spoke plainly to the chosen ones when they were alone. Even so it is today, we need to listen as he speaks to us individually.

Mark 4:34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. (KJV)

The mystery of the kingdom is given unto you to understand. The religious leaders today still can not understand the difference between the literal kingdom and the spiritual one. When we realize that some scriptures refer to a spiritual kingdom and others to a literal one, then it is easier to understand what is meant. If we are not able to rightly divide the word of God, then it will appear very confusing. Jesus says in one place that “the kingdom is within you,” and then in another he prays, “thy kingdom come One scripture says that the kingdom is not meat and drink, while another says there will be eating and drinking. Can you tell which one is referring to the spiritual inward kingdom and which is refers to the literal kingdom?

Romans 14:17 For the Kingdom of God is Not meat and drink: but Righteousness, and Peace, and Joy in the Holy Ghost. (KJV)

Luke 14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall Eat Bread in the Kingdom of God. (KJV)

Matthew 26:29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom. (KJV)

One time Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees concerning the Kingdom. They wanted to know when the earthly kingdom would come. Jesus first tells them that the kingdom does not come with observation, and then, in the same breath, he says everyone will plainly see it as “lightning” in the sky!

Luke 17:20-24 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, When the Kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The Kingdom of God cometh Not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto the disciples. The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, See here; or, see there: go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other/w/ under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. (KJV)

Is there any wonder why there is so much confusion today about the Kingdom of God? Both groups of sheep have access to the spiritual inward kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy, but the earthly kingdom is reserved for the Little Flock. We must have spiritual eyes and ears to understand what it’s all about. When Babylon falls, the literal kingdoms of this earth will become the kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ.

Revelation 11:15 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. (KJV)

Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God Kings and Priests: and We Shall Reign on the Earth. (KJV)

__________SEE => ENTER => INHERIT__________

Some will only “see* the Kingdom, others will “enter” the Kingdom and a remnant few will actually “inherit” the Kingdom! This also relates to Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee. Except a man be born again, he cannot SEE The Kingdom of God. (KJV)

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and o/the Spirit, he cannot EMTER Into the Kingdom of God. (KJV)

Matthew 25:31-40 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the Sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, INHERIT The Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in?or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them. Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (KJV)

The scripture is very clear, those who give food and water to the needy, and shelter and clothing to the homeless, are the ones who Inherit the Kingdom! These will be Merciful and grant Mercy to all. They are the Sheep of the right Hand, the Little Flock, the Sons of God. This fully mature group of Sons will become one with EI-Elyon, the Most High God, even as Jesus is one with him. The Saints of the Most High are the Little Flock who will inherit or possess the Kingdom.

Daniel 7:18  But the Saints of the Most High shall take the Kingdom, and Possess the Kingdom for ever. even for ever and ever. (KJV)

Daniel 7:22  Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the Saints of the Most High; and the time came that the Saints Possessed the Kingdom.

Daniel 7:27 And the Kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the Kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the Saints of the Most High, whose Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey HIM.

The Little Flock or the Arnion/Rams/Sons are standing with Jesus on Mt Zion. It’s the same group of “Saviors” (plural) on Mt Zion in Obadiah 21.

Obadiah21 And SAVIORS shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the Kingdom shall be the LORD’S. (KJV)

Revelation 14:1-8 And I looked, and, lo, a LAMB (ARNION) 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: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the LAMB (ARNION) whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the LAMB (ARNION). 5And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,7 Saying with a loud voice. Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. (KJV) The Greek word Arnion (Lamb) is found once in John 21, and every other reference is found in Revelation where the word Arnion sometimes refers to the Remnant and sometimes to Jesus alone. Since the Sons become one with Jesus, it’s sometime hard to know. Rev 14:8 said that the Arnion/Rams/Sons are the Saviors (plural) who stand on Mt Zion. They are Virgins, not defiled with women (church). These are the Bridegroom Company of Sons, redeemed from among Men. The Rams are the male sheep who make up this little flock. The parable of the 10 Virgins is about a Bridegroom Company! They are the Sons who will enter the Bridegrooms Chamber to become part of the Corporate Bridegroom. They will become One with the Father and Jesus.

Matthew 25:1-13 Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto Ten Virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the Bridegroom.2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.5 While the Bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the Bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the Bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with HIM to the marriage: and the door was shut.Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said. Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (KJV)

TWO GROUPS

Bridegroom

Bride

Rams (Masc)

Ewes (Fern)

Arnions (Greek)

Probatons (Greek)

Manchild (Sons)

Woman (Church)

 

The Bridegroom will take the 5 Wise Virgins, who are not defiled with women, and they will prepare for marriage or union with the-Bride of Christ. They will enter the Bridegroom Chamber which is symbolic of a Tabernacle experience. The Bridegroom Chamber is the same place as the Secret Place of the Most High or the Holy of Holies. Those who enter there will be transformed to inherit a glorified body and to become one with God. This group will “Know* God unlike the 5 foolish Virgins. This “knowing” is speaking of a union with God. These will become a High Priest just like Jesus the pattern Son. Each person who enters there will speak with God face-to-face. They will be the fully mature Sons of God, ready for the union of the Spirit and Soul. These will be ready for the marriage supper of the Lamb (Arnion).

Revelation 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the Marriage of the LAMB (Arnion) is come, and his wife 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.9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the Marriage Supper of the LAMB (Arnion).

The Probatons or Ewe sheep will ultimately become the Bride of Christ, while the Arnions or Sons will be part of the Bridegroom Company. Can a Bride be a King? No, Kings-and Priests were masculine, like the Arnions. The Sons are led by the Spirit, but the Church is led by their headquarters.

Revelation 5:10 And hast made Us unto our God Kings and Priests: and We shall Reign on the Earth. (KJV)

The Sons of God are part of the Bridegroom Company who become one with the Most High God. They will not die, but be transformed in their physical body to receive a glorified body like Jesus currently has.

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath Translated us into the Kingdom of his dear Son: (KJV) Jesus went through a transformation or a metamorphosis, we will too. Our flesh and blood will be changed or glorified and we will not taste death. Our bodies will be saved, and we will rule and reign in the Kingdom of God. Our carnal bodies must be changed into glorified bodies if we are to inherit the Kingdom. The little flock will become exactly like Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:50-51 What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: flesh and blood cannot Inherit the Kingdom of God. nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.51 Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We Will Hot All Die. but we will all be Changed. (NRSV)

The Little Flock will be comprised of both men and women. Women are also the Sons of God, because it’s the Circumcision of the Heart. The Sons are those who have been birthed or come out of the Woman/Church. These will not be defiled with the traditions of a manmade worldly church system. There are good people in every manmade denomination. It is important to separate the organizations from the people who are in them. The manmade church systems should be taking care of societies needy and homeless. Instead they take care of the organization, building opulent buildings, spending money on stained glass windows, fine furniture, curtains and carpeting etc. Many good people follow these organizations like blind Sheep. Unless God opens their eyes, they are destined to remain in bondage to a spiritual Babylon. God loves all these good people, hut not their organizations.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of Her, my people, -that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (KJV)

Some will be satisfied to only be Believers of the Word, accepting Jesus in their Heart and that is all. They will only know the Passover experience. Others will be both Believers and Receivers. They will not only accept Jesus in their Heart, but also Receive the Holy Spirit in their Soul. This is the Pentecostal experience. But a remnant few will go to actually becoming a Believer/Receiver/Conceiver. They will produce the mature fruit and receive the 100 fold Glory of the Sun. This is the fullness of the Feast of Tabernacles. The manifested Sons will go from a blade, to an ear, to the full corn.

Mark 4:28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear. after that the full corn in the ear. (KJV)

When all is said and done, the Kingdoms of this earth will become the Kingdom of God. There is a small group who will actually inherit that very same Kingdom. They are known as the Sons of God, the Remnant, the Overcomers, Saints of the Most High and the “Little Flock.”

Revelation 11:15 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. (KJV)

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Blade

Ear

Full Corn

Justified

Sanctified

Glorified

Glory of Stars

Glory of Moon

Glory of the Sun

Jesus

Holy Spirit

Father

Passover

Pentecost

Tabernacles

Spirit

Soul

Body

Heart

Mind

Flesh

Good

Acceptable

Perfect

Way

Truth

Life

Milk

Meat

Hidden Manna

Blood

Oil

Wine

Believer

Receiver

Conceiver

See the Kingdom

Enter the Kingdom

Inherit the Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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