Well, instead of saying 'taxes' and 'tribute' it says 'glory'. As a synonym. So there is payment by vassal kings. Which means a whole society which at some basic level, is hierarchical. So then WHY..?
Why eternal priesthood?
Rev 21:24 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
Why will kings of new earth have to visit New Jerusalem to present their glory? Maybe we will be involved in regular conferences (and brunches).
EDIT, due to thinking over reply here
I've said this 1000 times and we all know it instinctively, that since Christ's THINKING paid for sins (as we all know from Scripture and have heard Thieme say a billion times, he's infamous for that) -- then it stands to reason that thinking pays for the shortfall, too:
NAU Romans 3:23 wrote:
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Greek verb is husterew
, to fail to reach the finish line
in a marathon race. That plays really well to Matt22, for the etymology is like arriving late, not fulfilling the conditions, lacking, one's own fault (or not, but the original
meaning connotes self is responsible). Go look it up in BDAG for the most info. Thayer is okay too, BDAG is better.
Ergo the hierarchy, very similar to why we have them now: the higher skilled IN THINKING LIKE GOD 'compensate' for the lower-thinking. That's a substitutionary payment, a priestly function.
So although we all know this, we don't apply it to ourselves. Has nothing to do with sin, but the other 'prong' in the indictment. And so learning and living on Bible PAYS, which is of course familiar to those of us under Thieme, who kept talking about it buying time (Col 4:5, Eph 5:6, KJV has best trans there).
SO EVEN IN ETERNITY, TIME HAS TO BE REDEEMED (lit., 'ransomed') by the high quality of thinking in aggregate, paying for the more common lower thinking in both heaven and hell. So it is a priestly function.
Then.. and now.
So look at the scary ramifications: EVERY SECOND WE BREATHE IN THE SPIRIT, we who are thinking doctrine WHEN thinking it, are deemed to be PAYING something to God. That in turn justifies the world turning. I covered that a lot in the howgodorchestratestime vimeo channel, but here it's also applicable to the eternal state.
The 'sweet aroma' of HIS THINKING IN US.. pays. Now. Later. Substitutionary. For the shortfall.
So He died to save us juridically, so that we could GET His Thinking in us to be a body thinking like Him more and more every day.. forever. And most of us won't be doing that at all until we die. But then the 'shortfall' will be gradually reducing every day (principle of infinity in math). So the volume and quality of that thinking which Omniscience NOW sees always since eternity past is so pleasing.. BINGO, DECREE TO CREATE.
That's GLORY, the epainon
Eph 1:6 eis epainon doxzes tes charitos autou
(lit., resulting in the praise of the Glory of His Grace
, purpose of adoption)
Eph 1:12 (eis to einai hemas) eis epainon doxzes autou
(lit., with the result that we become the praise of His Glory
, firstfruits analogy -- remember that's an ANNUAL thing)
Eph 1:14 eis epainon tes doxzes autou.
(lit., resulting in praise for His Glory
, DOWNPAYMENT purpose for eternity.)
So look: epainon tes charitos autou.
Channel about the anaphora and that meaning, is here
. Really heavy stuff. Central video showing the anaphora, however is here: https://vimeo.com/79633721
Sorry to be so slow on the uptake. This is what the Holy Spirit meant years ago when I talked about it in some very old videos.. by 'Matthew 4:4, always occurring', and I knew that. I was pacing in my living room asking Him WHY having Bible running in the head is so valuable, and the 'always occurring' is a play on how Omniscience works.Omniscience always knows the WHOLE at once. So the thoughts of Christ on the Cross are RIGHT THERE alongside all your other thoughts, alongside all your sins He paid for, long before you were born.
One Big Now. And God likes how it all 'smells'.. .
So here's the kicker: right now, typing, what I'm thinking can be in the Spirit or out. If 'in', then it's Matt4:4 always occurring. For HE is turning it into something with full Foreknowledge of what Father LIKES. And to some extent the doctrine is driving my own thoughts, too. Because He already BUILT IT in the past.
Since Christ's THINKING on the cross paid for sins (b'dato yatsdiq), then by extrapolation HIS THINKING IN US pays for all that other thinking going on right now and later and in the past. Additionally. Dividends.
It's not merely the sin thinking which He paid for, but all the other thinking: superficials, politics, meaningless pursuits, the whole of human endeavor including and especially its philosophies.. all drek. By contrast, His Thinking burgeoning daily in whoever's learning it.
That's the model for each of us. That's why Paul writes Romans 8. It's the blueprint for all this. The whole story. I didn't see that until just now!
Do y'all see anything wrong or contradicting, this stuff? Thank you for your time!