Originally posted by galveston75
Yes the Kingdom will effect both heaven and earth. But again, where will this Little Flock be located and what positions will they be given? And where is this Great Crowd at?
Jesus spoke of only two different flocks that would follow him for a specific reason and would have his blessings. It would be very important to know which we would fall into.
I would say that it would be nice to know what 'positions' we would have, but I wont call it very important. I would also be very surprised you have a clear statement in the Bible about positions a group of people would be given. A conclusion on that would be based on guesses and assumptions.
Are you referring to the 'kings and priests' verse in Rev 5:10? Christ never really spoke of positions in the kingdom. Whenever the topic came up He sidestepped the issue or gave answers they could not understand. This is a clear sign that it should also be a non-issue for us.
Here are 2 examples:
Matt 18 :1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Matt 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.
23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.
24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.
26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: