Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Isaiah 24:18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
Isaiah 60:8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?Psalm 122:2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: 4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord.Isaiah 54:11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
Daniel 4:13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a Watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
Revelation 4:6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. 7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Secrets 25:1 Adoil came down very great, and I beheld 2 him, and lo! he had a belly of great light. And I said to him: 'Become undone, Adoil, and let 3 the visible come out of thee.' And he came undone, and a great light came out. And I was in the midst of the great light, and as there is born light from light, there came forth a great age, and showed all creation, which I had thought to 4 create. And I saw that it was good. And I placed for myself a throne, and took my seat on it, and said to the light: 'Go thou up higher and fix thyself high above the throne, and be 5 a foundation to the highest things.'Revelation 12:1 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: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
Enoch 72:3-7 And I saw six portals in which the sun rises, and six portals in which the sun sets: and the moon rises and sets in these portals, and the leaders of the stars and those whom they lead: six in the east and six in the west, and all following each other 4 in accurately corresponding order: also many windows to the right and left of these portals. And first there goes forth the great luminary, named the Sun, and his circumference is like the circumference 5 of the heaven, and he is quite filled with illuminating and heating fire. The chariot on which he ascends, the wind drives, and the sun goes down from the heaven and returns through the north in order to reach the east, and is so guided that he comes to the appropriate (lit. 'that') portal and 6 shines in the face of the heaven. In this way he rises in the first month in the great portal, which 7 is the fourth [those six portals in the east]
Enoch 75:6-8 As for the twelve portals in the heaven, at the ends of the earth, out of which go forth the sun, moon, and stars, 7 and all the works of heaven in the east and in the west, There are many windows open to the left and right of them, and one window at its (appointed) season produces warmth, corresponding (as these do) to those doors from which the stars come forth according as He has commanded them, 8 and wherein they set corresponding to their number.Revelation 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 10 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, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
III Hermas IX:109-117 First of all, Sir, said I, tell me, what this rock, and this gate denote? Hearken, said he; this rock, and this gate, are the Son of God. I replied, Sir, how can that be; seeing the rock is old, but the gate new. 110 Hear, said he, O foolish man and understand. The Son of God is indeed more ancient than any creature; insomuch that he was in council with his Father at the creation of all things. 111 But the gate is therefore new, because he appeared in the Iast days in the fullness of time; that they who shall attain unto salvation, may by it enter into the kingdom of God. 112 You have seen, said he, those stones which were carried through the gate, how they were placed in the building of the tower; but that those which were not carried through the gate, were sent away into their own places? 113 I answered, Sir, I saw it. Thus, said he, no man shall enter into the kingdom of God, but he Who shall take upon him the name of the Son of God. 114 For if you would enter into any city, and that city should be encompassed with a wall, and had only one gate, could you enter into that city except by that gate? 115 I answered, Sir, how could I do otherwise? As therefore, said he, there would be no other way of entering into that city but by its gate, so neither can any one enter into the kingdom of God, but only by the name of his Son, who is most dear unto him. 116 And he said unto me, Didst thou see the multitude of those that built that tower? Sir, said I, I saw it. He answered, All those are the angels, venerable in their dignity. 117 With those is the Lord encompassed as with a wall: but the gate is the Son of God, who is the only way of coming unto God. For no man shall go to God, but by his Son.
The IMAGE of God
Exodus 3:14 ... I AM That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.Wisdom of Solomon 7:24 For Wisdom moves more easily than motion itself, she pervades and permeates 25 all things because she is so pure. Like a fine mist she rises from the power of God, a pure effluence from the glory of the Almighty; so nothing defiled 26 can enter into her by stealth. She is the brightness that streams from everlasting light, the flawless mirror of the active power of God and the image 27 of his goodness.
Secrets 30:8 On the sixth day I commanded my Wisdom to create man from seven consistencies: one his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his soul from my breath and from the wind. 9 And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing, the eyes for sight, to the soul smell, the veins for touch, the blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the intelligence sweetness (sc. enjoyment). 10 I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man from invisible and from visible nature, of both are his death and life and imageSecrets 25:1 Adoil came down very great, and I beheld 2 him, and lo! he had a belly of great light. And I said to him: 'Become undone, Adoil, and let 3 the visible come out of thee.' And he came undone, and a great light came out. And I was in the midst of the great light, and as there is born light from light, there came forth a great age, and showed all creation, which I had thought to 4 create.
The FAMILY is the "I AM AGE" of God and Mother Wisdom is His counter- "image".II Esdras 2:38 Rise, stand up, and see the whole company of those who bear the 39 Lord's mark and sit at his table. They have moved out of the shadow of this 40 world and have received shining robes from the Lord. Receive, O Zion your full number, and close the roll of those arrayed in white who have 41 faithfully kept the law of the Lord. The number of your sons whom you so long desired is now complete.Matthew 23:9 And call no [man] your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Psalm 82:6 I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of the most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
John 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
Matthew 18:14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
Mother Wisdom was parabolized as "Jerusalem, the Holy City" for a very good reason. In Secrets 25, we see that She as "Adoil had a belly full of light, and there was born light from light and an AGE was born which showed all creation that I thought to make." Using Her other name, Zion, Isaiah revealed that our FAMILY was born at once and Mother had all Her children in one DAY. Isaiah 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. 8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? [or] shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. 9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut [the womb]? saith thy God. 10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her. That ONE (everlasting) DAY is the Ancient of Days, our Father. Daniel 7:9, I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. All this occurred in the beginning. Just as a city holds all its inhabitants within it, even so Mother's belly held all of us ... a number that no man can count like the stars in multitude and like the grains of sand along the seashore. Zion, Jerusalem, Wisdom, and Adoil are a few of Her many names. It is this FULL NUMBER that Ezra saw Her receive again in a vision. Marching to Zion "whither the tribes go up" to Jerusalem and the Temple of God means we rise up to stand before Mother Wisdom and God, our Father in Heavenly Jerusalem, our Home. Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than [that of] Abel. When we sing that hymn, "We're Marching to Zion," we are saying we are going to join our Mother at our Father's side. The Passover depicts the same thing. We leave Egypt (this earth) and an oppressive Pharaoh (Lucifer) and demonic (Egyptian) enslavement. To do that we discard the dust of Egypt (the body of clay) passing through our personal Red Sea (blood stream). Then we enter the "promise land" of Heaven itself.
Who are these that fly as clouds and doves to their windows? "Doves" refer to Holy spirits, John 1:32-33. "Clouds" is a reference term meaning "spirits". When waters rise as vapors they become the clouds of Heaven: Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Revelation 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow [was] upon his head, and his face [was] as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:Secrets 30: 8 And there came evening, and there came morning the sixth day. [Friday]. On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to create man from seven consistencies: one his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the angels and from cloudLuke 20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Angels are the "clouds of heaven" and when men rise to heaven they are equal to angels and become new "clouds". It is the spirit of man that ascends up to the Father of spirits when men die. burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. It is the "spirit" which is God's son or daughter spirit, not the clay envelope or cocoon holding us as a veil. John 6:62 [What] and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life. Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven, I Corinthians 15:50. It must be "circumcised" off through the death process, 2 Corinthians 5:1-8. Thus dust and earth go back to the ground where it came from and the spirit goes back to Heaven where it was born from Mother Wisdom, Acts 10:9-16. There the newly risen spirits participate in FAMILY reunion and High school and perfection classes, Isaiah 54:13.
Every city has entrances and Jerusalem has twelve doors or sons who are twelve teachers. These are the twelve Archangels. A door is parabolized as one's mouth and the Archangels are excellent teachers, Psalm 141:3. They are responsible for matriculating the groups of students when they rise. Jesus is just one famous door of the sheep. Michael is another famous door. He is also known as a reaper, . Wherever bodies are his angels are there collecting spirits everywhere on earth and strengthening them for FAMILY reunion. Their assistants are called "eyes." Just as a very large building has wings, the Archangels also have huge groups of students spread out. This creates the similitude of wings. The movement of these "wings" from higher to lower heavens and from lower heavens to higher heavens constitutes wing movements and simulates flight. These students must watch men on earth interact with devils as they study the merits of good and the demerits of evil. They watch the earth as it were from "windows" or by God's TV. They become the "windows of heaven" and "watchers". These have power to bless and protect men and to blast demons at God's command. They become our "guardian angels" and our "crown of life", Psalm 91:4,11-12; Isaiah 62:3. The following text from III Baruch describes part of their work: III Baruch 11:1, 2 And the angel took me and led me thence to a fifth heaven, And the gate was closed. And I said, Lord, is not this gate-way open that we may enter ? And the angel said to me, We cannot enter until Michael comes, who holds the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; but wait and thou shalt see 3 the glory of God. And there was a great sound, as thunder. And I said, Lord, what is this sound? 4 And he said to me, Even now Michael, the commander of the angels, comes down to receive the 5 prayers of men. And behold a voice came, Let the gates be opened. And they opened them, and 6 there was a roar as of thunder. And Michael came, and the angel who was with me came face to 7 face with him and said, Hail, my commander, and that of all our order. And the commander Michael said, Hail thou also, our brother, and the interpreter of the revelations to those who pass through life 8 virtuously. And having saluted one another thus, they stood still. And I saw the commander Michael, holding an exceedingly great vessel; its depth was as great as the distance from heaven to 9 earth, and its breadth as great as the distance from north to south. And I said, Lord, what is that which Michael the archangel is holding? And he said to me, This is where the merits of the righteous enter, and such good works as they do, which are escorted before the heavenly God.
12 1 And as I was conversing with them, behold angels came bearing baskets full of flowers. And 2 they gave them to Michael. And I asked the angel, Lord, who are these, and what are the things 3 brought hither from beside them? And he said to me, These are angels (who) are over the 4, 5 righteous. And the archangel took the baskets, and cast them into the vessel. And the angel 6 said to me, These flowers are the merits of the righteous. And I saw other angels bearing baskets which were (neither) empty nor full. And they began to lament, and did not venture to draw near, 7 because they had not the prizes complete. And Michael cried and said, Come hither, also, ye 8 angels, bring what ye have brought. And Michael was exceedingly grieved, and the angel who was with me, because they did not fill the vessel.
13 1 And then came in like manner other angels weeping and bewailing, and saying with fear, Behold how we are overclouded, O Lord, for we were delivered to evil men, and we wish to depart from 2 them. And Michael said, Ye cannot depart from them, in order that .the enemy may not prevail to 3 the end; but say to me what ye ask. And they said, We pray thee, Michael our commander, transfer us from them, for we cannot abide with wicked and foolish men, for there is nothing good 4 in them, but every kind of unrighteousness and greed. For we do not behold them entering [into Church at all, nor among spiritual fathers, nor into any good work. But where there is murder,] there also are they in the midst, and where are fornication's, adulteries, thefts, slanders, perjuries, jealousies, drunkenness, strife, envy, murmuring, whispering, idolatry, divination, and such like, 5 then are they workers of such works, and of others worse. Wherefore we entreat that we may depart from them. And Michael said to the angels, Wait till I learn from the Lord what shall come to pass.
14 1 And in that very hour Michael departed, and the doors were closed. And there was a sound as 2 thunder. And I asked the angel, What is the sound? And he said to me, Michael is even now presenting the merits of men to God.
15 1, 2 And in that very hour Michael descended, and the gate was opened; and he brought oil. And as for the angels which brought the baskets which were full, he filled them with oil, saying, Take it away, reward our friends an hundredfold, and those who have laboriously wrought good works. 3 For those who sowed virtuously, also reap virtuously. And he said also to those bringing the half-empty baskets, Come hither ye also; take away the reward according as ye brought, and 4 deliver it to the sons of men. [Then he said also to those who brought the full and to those who brought the half-empty baskets: Go and bless our friends, and say to them that thus saith the Lord, Ye are faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things; enter into the joy of your Lord.]
16 1 And turning he said also to those who brought nothing: Thus saith the Lord, Be not sad of a 2 countenance, and weep not, nor let the sons of men alone. But since they angered me in their works, go and make them envious and angry and provoked against a people that is no people, a 3 people that has no understanding. Further, besides these, send forth the caterpillar and the unwinged locust, and the mildew, and the common locust (and) hail with lightnings and anger, and 4 punish them severely with the sword and with death, and their children with demons. For they did not hearken to my voice, nor did they observe my commandments, nor do them, but were despisers of my commandments, and insolent towards the priests who proclaimed my words to them.So these "windows" and "eyes" have the power to bless and protect or to stand by and watch devils as they capture and punish men.
The power and glory of God knows no limit. We have learned of His magnificence and the FAMILY PLAN. The PLAN is to create a FAMILY and to educate them using comparison and contrast and precept and example into the behavior pattern becoming children of a royal Father. Evil contrast is part of the PLAN, the first phase of our life-exercise to be experienced on earth. The children would then be removed to Heaven for perfection classes in the final phase of the education PLAN. We are very close to the absolute end of this program for our FAMILY. Many of us are exceedingly anxious to end the slow pace of events because we greatly desire the fullness and completeness of our FAMILY with ALL the children mature and present above. The PLAN calls for all the baby spirits in the nursery to be sent down upon the earth in the clay wombs of their earthly mothers. Because of our massive numbers, this required many generations to accomplish. Since the advent and departure of Adam and Eve most of those children have completed the "circuit of the son, sun, sfn" and now glorify our House as the Angels and Virtues (our sisters) of Heaven. The circuit of the son is like the circuit of the sun. The sun seems to appear on earth rising from the east. It traverses the sky for a day. Finally it sets in the west and seems to sink below the western horizon, but it is actually rising in another place, 1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 [There is] no speech 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 hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 5 Which [is] as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, [and] rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 6 His going forth [is] from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Man's circuit is the same. We are sent down from God's nursery as infant spirits and covered with a clay-envelope body to hide our true glory in our earthly mother's womb, like a butterfly in a cocoon. We reside on earth for a while where we experience evil in our initial phase of education. Finally we age and slow down (we set). Then our bodies are buried in the ground as a personal sundown. All this is depicted in Peter's vision of animals on a sheet, Acts 10:9-16, 28:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15 And the voice [spake] unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common. 16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven, 28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
You should observe wisely that the place of origin of this sheet is Heaven and the place of its final destination is where it came from, again Heaven. The animals represent the various states of ignorance men are given to be in their earthly roles.
Hebrews 2:6-7: But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
Psalm 49:20: Man [that is] in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts [that] perish.
There are two options that God may use at this time. The first option is to allow things to continue as they have been. This means that the babies in the nursery will be placed in wombs in the usual way at the routine pace until it is completely empty of all children. It also means that the stay of execution time of devils will diminish until that time. The education of those removed to heaven would proceed on a daily basis. New students would continue to rise and would be required to watch men interact with demons as they learn perfect behavior. Once all children have been placed on earth and the heavenly nursery is empty, God will remove all humanity remaining on the face of the earth and bring them to Heaven. All devils will then fall simultaneously and be burned along with this earth in the execution phase of their final judgment.
The second option is to place all the babies remaining in wombs wherever "plowing the field" (the sex act) takes place. This action is not limited and restricted as the pregnancy rate and pace is now. God usually restricts pregnancy to the younger would-be mothers whether married in the traditional way or single. Rape victims, test-tube fertilization, and multiple births have all been used to speed up the emptying of God's nursery and the end of man's exercise with devils on the earth-stage. Since man is TIME this method would very dramatically shorten devils' stay of execution time and speed up their demise in the lake of fire. If there are 5.5 to 6 billion people on earth and the majority of these are female at least two billion of these would be eligible candidates providing clay wombs. Multiple conceptions could be used to insure that all remaining baby spirits will be placed on earth in a suitable womb. At that point God could quickly end man's existence on earth and deliver all those babies instantly as fully grown spirits as they arrive in Heaven and Zion would have Her complete number present for full FAMILY REUNION. The last group from the earth must still be taught of God. Heretofore devils were employed to provide contrast for the students watching the events on earth. We are aware that God does not "need" devils to provide a perfect education for His children, nor is a direct interaction with devils on a personal basis necessary for the children to learn the appropriate behavior lessons. Many mature angels and virtues rose up as an aborted fetus and spent very little time on earth and had no conscious time of suffering persecution from devils. These all were perfected by watching and listening to their teachers and are no less perfect than those who rose up after spending seventy years on earth as victims of evil. Since "watching" is a vicarious experience similar to watching TV or a movie, God has every generation of episodes at His disposal to use as movies for the perfection of this last group of students. After their perfection He will erase the memory of sin from His mind and our minds. The point we are stressing is that we know God's skill as a Teacher is superb and without equal and there is nothing He cannot do with ease. We know that He does not "need" devils in the education scheme at this point in time. They have done enough to this FAMILY to provide contrasting episodes for teaching purposes, and we are tired of this madness. We prefer full and complete FAMILY REUNION and the extreme joy and perfect rest we anticipate to the pain, torture, blasphemy, and backwardness that we deal with now under the usual matriculation process employing direct use of devils wherein we are victims and their "solid ground."
We want the kingdom of devils to know that the last day of TIME, the last created son of God, has been on earth for the last 52 years. There is no guarantee that God will drag out the earth phase of our tenure so that devils will have a maximized stay of execution time. He has promised to shorten the time to the absolute END of man's presence on earth. The second option is a viable means by which God can do this if He chooses to do so. WE WANT DEVILS TO KNOW that the ABSOLUTE END CAN COME AT ANY MOMENT. Luke 21:32 Verily I say unto you, This generation ( of devils who cannot rise up to Heaven) shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all.
God's LOT is all humanity on earth's surface.
Deuteronomy 32:8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. 9 For the Lord's portion [is] his people; Jacob [is] the lot of his inheritance.
Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. 7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou [art] my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession.
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken [it].
Heaven has "windows" and "doors" or "gates" when we use the analogy of Heaven as a twelve story house. Actually it is like twelve different worlds, one for each Order of Angels. The gates or doors are the twelve Archangels who are twelve major teachers over the ALTARING schools (Heavenly Altar, Revelation 6:9-11). The spirits of men are removed from the earth at the point of death. They are the DAILY SACRIFICES who must be changed (altered) by hallowed fire -- the instructions of these teachers. Thus the reaped spirits of men enter the FAMILY (barn of heaven) through these twelve major "doors". The PERFECTION process requires that every daily rising student group "watch" the interaction of devils with men as they see devils ply their powers and discover who is the real cause and source of all sin for the very first time. In doing this they become "witnesses" and judges as the Heavenly Court continues its "hearing" against the kingdom of darkness for the benefit of the student groups. They watch as it were from WINDOWS or God's TV, and they become EYES in the classes (wings) of the Archangels and in the INNER COURT of the Supreme Judge. Once they understand perfectly, they may be used as guardians, helpers, and teachers over men below. At God's command they may bless us with good instructions in times of temptation and lead us out of traps devils set for us as written in Psalm 91. They must report on our growth and progress from time to time. Those men who fail to show growth according to the understanding that God has given them may merit punishment. To punish men God prohibits the angels from protecting us. Devils will then torture us with all kinds of troubles, misguided thoughts, and problems from men around us.
We are so close to the absolute END of man's presence on earth that many of us are excited about completing the human experience on earth and participating in a FULL FAMILY REUNION. We just want devils to know that God can exercise the option to clear the nursery and then remove all men from earth any day now! To do so means devils' termination that they loathe to think about and JOY to the FAMILY of God in perfect peace at last.