To the Household of God, Israel, and all those who go with... may you all have peace!
There has been much debate over the location from where my Lord and his co-kings/priests rule. Some say "on" the earth. Others "upon" the earth. And yet others (and we know who they are)... "over" the earth. The WTBTS cites the Greek word "epi" as proof that Christ will rule "over" the earth. But is that word such proof? Let's take a look:
The Greek word "epi," found at Revelation 5:10, means:
1) upon, on, at, by, before 2) of position, on, at, by, over, against 3) to, over, on, at, across, against
Well, looks like it very well could mean "over" the earth. Yes? Not quite... and the WTBTS itself proves that it does NOT. How so? I don't know how many of you remember or have even seen it, but inside the cover of the "Kingdom Interlinear Translations of the Greek Scriptures" (the purple book formerly titled "Diaglott" there is a WONDERFUL diagram that shows just how wrong the WTBTS is on the matter.
The diagram depicts an oval with various titled arrows and lines. For example, to the left of the oval is a line titled "before. To its right, a line titled "after." In the center at the top is an arrow pointing up titled "up" and at the center of the bottom of the oval is an arrow pointing down titled "down." There is an arrow to the left pointing to the right and toward the center of the oval title "into"... and another arrow leading from the far right line of the oval and pointing to the right titled "from". There is arrow starting to the left of the oval, then passing through it, and exiting on the right titled "through." There is an arrow starting to the left of the oval and ending at the left line titled "toward," and another leading from inside the oval to the outside right of the oval titled "out of". There is a line inside the oval, in the bottom third, touching neither the left nor the right lines titled "in." There is another OUTSIDE of the oval, to its direct right, titled "beside."
You may be getting the picture by now, but if not you could try drawing it based on my description above, if you don't have a copy of the book.
There are three VERY interesting lines, however, two of which are MOST interesting. The third interesting line is located just below the bottom of the oval (but not touching the oval)... and is titled "below." The NEXT most interest line is drawn across the top of... and TOUCHING the top of the oval... and it is titled "upon." It, thus, rests upon the top of the oval. The Greek word here, dear ones... is "epi." Here, for the purposes of this diagram, "epi" means... "upon." But... that is not the MOST interesting line. Are you seeing where I'm going here?
The MOST interesting line is one just ABOVE the top of the oval... but NOT TOUCHING the oval. It is the only CURVED line in the diagram... and follows the curve of the top of the oval. Like a kind of partial "horizon" line. And THAT line is titled... "OVER." And the Greek word here? It is NOT "epi" dear ones... which is the Greek word used in the Revelation. The Greek work HERE... the word depicting "over"... as in "they rule OVER the earth"... is spelled "ypsilon, pi, epsilon, hro"... or "YPER".
If, dear ones, the rulership of the holy ones was truly going to be OVER the earth (i.e., from a heavenly position that is not UPON the earth)... THIS word... "yper" (or "uper")... would have been used in the Greek. It was not, however; the Greek word "epi" was used... and means that the rulership will be UPON the earth.
THAT is why New Jerusalem COMES down out of heaven... and HOW Gog and Ma'gog are able to encircle her.
May the one that has ears hear and get the sense of this truth. May you hear when the Spirit and Bride says to YOU:
"Come! All you who are thirsting! Come! All you who are wishing! Come!... take 'life's water'... the holy spirit of God... which spirit is poured out from the innermost parts of His Son and Christ, the Holy One of Israel and Holy Spirit... my Lord and yours... JAHESHUA MISCHAJAH... and which spirit will teach YOU... so that you do not need ANY to be teaching you... FREE!"
Again, peace to you and your entire households!
YOUR servant, as I am servant to ALL those of the Household of God, Israel, and those who go with them... and a slave of Christ,