Prophecy 2021-2027 (end of day’s)
John E Bradburn
Synopsis: (a condensed version of a text, e.g. a summary of the plot of a book). From Genesis when God’s creation was ruined by the rebellion and arrogance of Lucifer (self-importance) we were all very happy to be where we were. Unfortunately the result of 33% of the sons of God (who were angels) decided unequivocally to join Lucifer, and the results were disastrous. In all honesty (the quality, condition, or characteristic of being fair, truthful, and morally upright) It would have been very easy for God to have ended the rebellion there and then; however, to pacify everyone involved He had to commit to doing the right thing for everyone involved (accurate, or consistent with the facts or general belief, and gave the right answer); however, the seeds of doubt had already been supplanted in the minds of the rebellious ones.
The objections raised by these rebels, and particularly Lucifer were:
1. Livings under God’s conditions were too restrictive.
2. It would be more beneficial to rule themselves, and make their own decisions.
3. That Lucifer; instead of God would rule over-all, and in his own way.
As one could expect by today’s standards, it would be totally unworkable, and a disastrous situation we all find ourselves in. inciting God (to stir up feelings in, or provoke action); blaming God for all the misfortunes that befall us (to happen, or happen to somebody), Lucifer is just a man trying his hardest to replace; and become God. But it was not always like this. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm 2 Peter 3:5—6 (KJV)
5 “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:”
6 “Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:”
Milton’s Paradise Lost tells us that Satan was in the Garden of Eden in this earth age. This also goes on to tell us that Lucifer was very blessed in the first earth age, At one time, God was very pleased with him and gave him great responsibilities. It is very important to note that God created Lucifer he was not born of woman. Lucifer, who had his name changed to Satan by God, is a supernatural being. So; Satan, who is a supernatural being, has more powers than we do but even Satan has to ask God’s permission to do something. (Read the first two chapters of Job). Also, in Luke Christ gave us power over Satan. The Garden of Eden is always where [Elohim] Himself is. Everyone who was created was known as a trees; Lucifer = the knowledge of good and evil; and also Elohim = is named the tree of life. It is very important to understand this.
God immediately put His plan into action:
This meant He had to destroy the whole of the first earth age. (See E.W. Bullinger’s Companion Bible (KJV) Genesis 1: 1 & 2 then CREATION Instigated by Jehovah—inaugurated by Elohim (to open or mark the beginning of something). The earth was not created tohu but became tohu “An enemy has done [caused] this” In like manner man became a ruin. () http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
Isaiah 45:18 (KJV) “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.”
GENESIS 3 BOOK OF ADAM AND EVE, Vita XVI:3,4 and XVII (p.137), and John 8:44.
1) And with a heavy sigh, the devil spake: “O Adam! All my hostility, envy, and sorrow are for thee, since it is for thee that I have been expelled from my glory, which I possessed in the heavens in the midst of the angels and for thee I was cast out in the earth.”
2) Adam answered, “What dost thou tell me? What have I done to thee or what is my fault against thee?
3) Seeing that thou hast received no harm or injury from us, why dost thou pursue us?”
1) The devil replied, “Adam, what dost thou tell me? It is for thy sake that I have been hurled from that place.
2) When thou wast formed, I was hurled out of the presence of God and banished from the company of the angels. When God blew into thee the breath of life and thy face and likeness was made in the image of God, Michael also brought thee and made (us) worship thee in the sight of God; and God the Lord spake: ‘Here is Adam. I have made thee in our image and likeness.’
1) And Michael went out and called all the angels saying: ‘Worship the image of God as the Lord God hath commanded.’
2) And Michael himself worshipped first; then he called me and said: ‘Worship the image of God the Lord.’
3) And I answered, ‘I have no (need) to worship Adam.’ And since Michael kept urging me to worship, I said to him, ‘Why dost thou urge me? I will not worship an inferior and younger being (than I). I am his senior in the creation, before he was made was I already made. It is his duty to worship me.
1) When the angels, who were under me, heard this, they refused to worship him.
2) And Michael saith, ‘Worship the image of God, but if thou wilt not worship him, the Lord God will be wrath with thee.’
3) And I said, ‘If He be wrath with me, I will set my seat above the stars of heaven and will be like the Highest.’
10 And God the LORD was wrath with me and banished me and my angels from our glory; and on thy account was we expelled from our abodes into this world and hurled on the earth.
2) And straightaway we were overcome with grief, since we had been spoiled of so great glory.
3) And we were grieved when we saw thee in such joy and luxury.
4) And with guile I cheated thy wife and caused thee to be expelled through her (doing) from thy joy and luxury, as I have been driven out of my glory.”
1) When Adam heard the devil say this, he cried out and wept and spake: “O Lord my God, my life is in thy hands. Banish this Adversary far from me, who seeketh to destroy my soul, and give me his glory which he himself hath lost.”
2) And at that moment, the devil vanished before him.
3) But Adam endured in his penance, standing for forty days (on end) in the water of Jordan.
and everything living on it. First He had to move His Garden of Eden off the earth, and His light, to its heavenly realm where it is today, including all the loyal angels, as well as the “Tree of Life,” (Elohim) and the “Tree of knowledge of good and evil.” (Lucifer) who he would use to punish the rebellious people also in the Second Earth Age, then flooded the whole eath leaving it dark. God brought the drowning waters upon it to end Satan’s rebellion. However the earth was still always there from its original first formation. https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html
God then set about restoring His creation, putting in place His Plan; for a way for those who love Him to return. We were all created by God so quite rightly He is our Father, and no other. By going about His Plan this way He ensured that the right ones came back to Him, because they searched and wanted to, but not the rebels. When any of His children die the souls return to Him; and it is these souls who are the Wheat; and the rebels are Tares. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
And it is these souls which are born into the flesh age, this one we are now in with Elohim’s covering of flesh and bone. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm
Ecclesiastes 12: 6-7 (KJV)
6 “Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.”
7 “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
To get back to Him we have to discard our corruptible flesh bodies, and put on our incorruptible spiritual bodies. This is why the whole of the Bible (KJV) from Genesis to Revelation is about the only person who can lead us back to Jehovah, and that person is Jesus Christ our Saviour, and redeemer http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm He took away the sins of the world, was crucified, died and was buried in the garden of Gethsemane, in a sepulchre and arose on the third day, where He sits at the right hand of Jehovah our Father until the Lord’s Day, His victory over death is a sign to the overcomer http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm Meanwhile Lucifer the dragon is hurled down to earth and will rule until Our Saviour Jesus Christ returns at the second advent to crush Satan’s head, and rule with a rod of iron.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise [crush] your head, and you shall bruise His heel [crucifixion].” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/
Satan all this time is in heaven and because of the Fall and rebellion of Adam & Eve instigated by Satan (to cause trouble, especially by urging somebody to do something destructive or wrong), is doing his hardest to undo God’s Plan. But Jehovah is aware of it and allows him to continue, so that all who want to be with Him can be. Tares being the enemy, known as Kenites (The Kenites are a race of people created by Satan and not Jehovah; wheat being of Christ.) All will be separated at Christ’s advent http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Jude 1: 4; 10 (KJV)
04 “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness (showing a desire for, or unseemly interest in, sex), and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
10 “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.” http://godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm
Restoring His ruined Creation: Jehovah’s Plan of Salvation
Revelation is the compliment of Genesis; either without the other, would make it unintelligible.
Genesis 1:2 (KJV) “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [Jehovah] moved upon the face of the waters.”
So here Genesis and Revelation are the culmination of the Divine Word which link together and enclose between them in “perfection of beauty” and harness’s the whole of the Scriptures in which Jehovah has been pleased to reveal His “Eternal Purpose, The day of the Lord “ being yet future, it follows, it follows that the whole book must concern the things belonging to “that day” and consequently is wholly prophecy. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Though Partial adumbrations (to give an incomplete or faint outline or indication of something) of judgement may be traced in connection with affairs of past history, and yet the significant solemn warning here:
John 1:10 (KJV) “He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.” https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html that the “judgments” in Revelation relate to the day of the Lord, “the day of vengeance.”
The gospels contain the prophecies of the Great Tribulation: http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm Revelation describes it; In between, come the scriptures of the intermediate period. Acts and the Epistles, Chronologically and Canonically. Revelation follows after the Epistles, though logically in Jehovah’s purpose, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eternalplan.htm
Ephesians 3:11 (KJV) “According to the eternal purpose which He [Jehovah] purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:” It follows the Gospels; therefore, we see the scope embraces the wind up of all the affairs of time: it records the end of prophecy, the end of “the secret of Jehovah” the end of the “enmity towards Jehovah,” and the dawn of the “ages of the ages”
(2) Its Hebrew Character
The language of the (Bible KJV New Testament) is Greek: its thoughts and idioms is Hebrew (the way of using a language that comes naturally to its native speaker) This links it with the Old Testament (which should be studied first to gain all truth), http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ and shows that its great purpose is to declare Jehovah’s final dealings with the Jew and Gentiles as such, and that “the Church of God” of the Pauline Epistles and this dispensation has no place in revelation (other than in association with its glorified head). All the imagery of the book, Temple, Tabernacle &c, belongs to Israel. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm Again in Matthew (the Hebrew Gospel) are some 92 quotations from, and references to the Old Testament. In Hebrews there are 102. In Revelation there are found no fewer than 285. This emphatically stamps its close connection with the O.T. and Israel. And it equally stamps, the latest utterances of “modern scholarship,” viz, (Viz and the adverb videlicet are used as synonyms for namely “that is to say”) that whatever view may be taken of the indebtedness to Jewish sources, “there can be no doubt that by (the writer) has produced a book which taken as a whole is profoundly Christian.” As being the dicta of men who wittingly or unwittingly are blind to this fundamental fact of Revelation.
Elohim our Father had created the heavens and the earth but this, (as will be shown further on) is only the beginning of the restoration. Take note of the three trees:
1. “Knowledge”= man’s ruin (General awareness or possession of information, facts, ideas, truths, or principles).
2. “The Stake or Crucifixion”= man’s redemption. (The act of saving something or somebody from a declined, dilapidated, or corrupted state and restoring it, him, or her to a better condition).
3. The tree of life; = man’s Regeneration (To form again).
Good and Evil; Knowledge sense or perception, Obedience proving what was good, disobedience; revealing what was evil. Opposition to Jehovah’s Word is Satan’s sphere of activity. This is Satan’s first uttering in scripture.
Eve misquotes Elohim by omitting “freely.” Eve adds the sentence; “neither shall ye touch it,” and “lest ye die” Is also misquoted; by not repeating the emphatic figure (expressed, thought, or done with emphasis), and thus omitting “surely.”
“Ye shall not surely die” = Satan’s second utterance, and contradiction of Elohim’s word.
This is the foundation of Spiritism and traditional belief as to death. Ye shall be as gods = be as god, Hebrew Elohim. This is the foundation of Satan’s second lie; “The immanence of God in man (describes God as existing in and extending into all parts of the created universe). Good for food = “Lust of the flesh.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/system.htm The man made covering contrasted, in the structure, with the God made clothing. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm
“Thou gavest” is Adam implying blame to Jehovah as well as to his wife. Here Jehovah asks the serpent no question, there is no parley, and sentence was pronounced.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) “And I will put enmity between you and the woman [Israel], and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise [crush] your head, and you shall bruise His heel [crucifixion].”
This wife of Revelation 19:7 (KJV) is connected with the Millenial Jerusalem: which, with the rest of the earth “that is now” will pass away and give way to the New Earth along with the new Jerusalem, succeeding and replacing the former “The Bride, = the Lambs wife (Elohim) of Revelation 21:9 KJV: is still of Israel, but the Israel of the heavenly calling http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm are all those connected with the “heavenly country” and “the city with the foundations” for which they looked.
The Israel of Revelation 9:7 (KJV) is not spoken of as bride (Hebrew = numphē) because she has become wife (gunē), The “married to you” = I am become your husband (consummation), Jeremiah 3:14 (KJV) and see the note there relating to the restoration time. Note: married =I am become your husband. This wil be the result of the restoration here promised.
Jeremiah 3:14 (KJV) “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:”
Hebrews 11:13—16 (KJV)
13 “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm
14 “For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.”
15 “And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.”
16 “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”
Revelation 1:3-4 (KJV)
3 “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”
4 “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;”
These seven spirits of Jehovah https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html will be sent forward into all the earth as we approach the Day of the Lord. The seven Spirits represent the various gifts of the Holy Spirit, which He will give us for reverencing and following Him, which means to believe on His Son [Elohim], http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm The Branch, Jesus Christ, and do our best to follow His Commandments. They are:-.
1. Spirit of the LORD.
2. Spirit of Wisdom.
3. Spirit of Understanding.
4. Spirit of Counsel.
5. Spirit of Might.
6. Spirit of Knowledge.
7. Reverence of the LORD.
The question has to be asked; how many will take up this offer? I would hazard a guess that very few will, which leads to Jehovah causing a great delusion. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/greatapostasy.htm When Satan (and his followers) are thrown out of heaven, he will take up his position here on earth as the False Christ, supported by the Man of sin, and the Beast. Billions will worship this counterfeit evil trilogy as they begin performing miracles http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm
All because they have not studied the Companion Bible (KJV) properly from the beginning http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm Genesis re-creation http://www.godsplan.org.uk/threestages1.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm and finally http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/freedomhuman.htm By Benedictus de Spinoza; To the end of Revelation. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gentont.htm
Preferring instead to listen to man’s word and doctrines http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm or neither. These billions are made up of atheists (somebody who does not believe in God or deities), and agnostics (somebody who believes that it is impossible to know whether or not God exists), the majority of which are Christians who love Christ but have preferred to remain on the milk of Jehovah’s word, by listening to false prophets (not conforming to facts or truth). May I ask you how many churches preach the Gospel of Christ properly?
1. Christ came down to earth to fulfil the law, and not too destroy it, (Why?)
2. He was persecuted by the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes (Why?)
3. He was crucified died and was buried (Why?)
4. He arose on the third day (Why?)
5. He ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of Jehovah (Why?)
6. That He will return to earth (Why?) (When?) And (How?)
7. Do they know themselves?
8. If they do know why is it they are not telling anyone?
9. Are they like the Pharisees keeping it quiet?
The churches, almost all of them, are very quiet on all these questions; as was the Pharisees of Christ’s time, and this raises even more questions. The answers to these questions, and more, will be answered if you study the Bible (KJV) from Genesis to Revelation.
Revelation 1:3 (KJV) “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” Thus far there can be no question “All Scripture,” and therefore this scripture, “was written for our learning.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ [My website].
Those who overcome do so by trusting in Jehovah the Father of the covenant: Jehovah. While Elohim is God as the Creator of all things, Jehovah is the same God in covenant relation to those whom He has created (Cp. 2 Chron. 18:31). Jehovah means the Eternal, the Immutable One, He Who WAS, and IS, and IS TO COME. The Divine definition is given in Gen. 21:33. He is especially, therefore, the God of Israel; and the God of those who are redeemed, and are thus now "in Christ". We can say "My God," but not "My Jehovah", for Jehovah is "MY God."
Genesis 21:33 (KJV) “And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.”
2 Chronicles 18:31 (KJV) “And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him; and God moved them to depart from him.”
Those who overcome do so by trusting in Christ, remaining unwavering in their faith http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm even when faced with death.( Read) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Maccabees.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm Revelation 21:7 (KJV) “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I [Elohim] will be his God, and he shall be my son.”
The multitude of dissertations (a lengthy formal written treatment of a subject, especially a long essay submitted as a requirement for a university degree), essays, and books, which have been, and are still being written, in support of this scheme of interpretation, must remain a singular monument of wasted ingenuity and misapplied toil—a future looking into Scripture for that which is not to be found there—a resolution to draw out from it that which he who draws out must first himself have put in. Men will never thus make Scripture richer They will have made it much poorer for themselves and others; with the fancies of men, in place of the truths of God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/system.htm
Revelation 2:14 (KJV) “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.”
It is said that Balaam taught Balak to influence the Israelites “to eat things sacrificed to idols” and to commit sexual immorality. How similar this is to the warning given to the Gentiles by the Jerusalem council.
Acts 15:19—20 (KJV)
19 “Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:”
20 “But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.”
In both passages a connection is made between eating meat sacrificed to idols sexual immorality: The Jerusalem conference had in its decree brought into juxtaposition the eating of and indulgence in sexual impurity; and John had not lived in a Greek city without becoming aware that the two things were in fact closely bound up together. Pagan festivities (Christmas-Easter-Whitsun &c.). were too often occasions of immoralities from which Gentile (Northern Territories) converts had been rescued with the greatest difficulty. http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm
If the Nicolaitans taught a similar doctrine to Balaam, it most likely urged believers to make a practical compromise with the society within which they found themselves. “They taught that Christians ought to remain members of the pagan clubs, and that they may do so without disloyalty to their faith.” How doubly dangerous is such compromise with the surrounding culture: eroding the sanctification of the believer while simultaneously denigrating (to attack somebody's character or reputation) the witness of Jehovah. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witnessofthestars.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witness2.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/witness3.htm
However, the view that this was the doctrine of the Nicolaitans supposes that the mention of the Nicolaitans adjacent to Balaam indicates a similarity of teaching. If this is not the case, then we know virtually nothing specific from Scripture about Nicolaitans practice. and beliefs. Those who discount the historic witness to an actual sect known as the Nicolaitans see the meaning of the name as being a key to understanding their inherent teaching.( part of the very nature of something, and therefore permanently characteristic of it or necessarily involved in it).
Christmas-Easter-Whitsun &c are all Pagan festivities which billions of people join in, so with the Great Apostasy http://www.godsplan.org.uk/greatapostasy.htm and the four pillars of society almost gone http://godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm what do you want for your wife and family? Today is exceptionally like the ancient days of long ago (not conforming to a general rule or pattern) and your ignorance will catch you out. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/originofthemind3.htm Issues in the local church may have extended to the personal lives of the members, If this is the Nicolaitan error, then one need look at the top heavy ecclesiastical structures which characterise much of Christendom throughout history to see the sour fruit of such teaching.
This is one of many reasons why the doctrine of the priesthood of the believer is so important for the saints of every age. E,g. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/pureHeavenlytruth.htm
The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm describe a range of conditions which can be seen within different churches (and today) to differing degree throughout history. Much of the criticism which Christ levels at the churches is an indictment of the ever present tendency to compromise with the culture. The Bible (KJV) does not hesitate to condemn worldliness for the serious sin that it is.
John 15:19 (KJV) “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
Worldliness is any preoccupation with, or interest in, the temporal system of life (relating to measured time) [which our God gives three score and ten years) and because John 15:19 KJV quite rightly in his words (but I have chosen you out of the world), therefore the world hateth you). We were chosen by Elohim; over 6000 years ago http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ that places anything perishable before that which is eternal. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm Since believers are not part of this world system, they must not act as though they were.
Romans 12:2 (KJV) “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/originofthemind3.htm
The Results of Compromise http://www.godsplan.org.uk/system.htm
The first result of compromising with the culture is one which offers the temptation: Peace is achieved between the believer and the world. The church at Sardis and the church at Laodicea had this in common: no mention is made of any burden being born or conflict with foes. These churches appear to be at peace with the culture. The church at Sardis had the appearance of opposing the culture, but a tacit understanding (understood or implied without being stated openly) had evidently been reached between the church and the culture, concerning the Laodicean church, of the absence of heathen adversaries there has been occasion to speak already; but more noticeable still is the fact that their neither appear here or there Nicolaitans, as at Ephesus, or Balaamites, as at Pergamum, or Jezebelites, as at Thyatira, or those who say they are Jews and are not (Kenites) http://godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm, as at Smyrna, and Philadelphia; seeking to seduce Christ’s servants (to persuade somebody into giving support or agreement), and constraining (restricting) them to earnestly contend for the truth. The world could endure (experience exertion, pain, or hardship without giving up) the churches at Sardis, and Laodicea because they were not only in the world, but also of the world. Consistent peace with the culture (the beliefs, customs, practices, and social behaviour of a particular nation or people) is a clear indication that the believer is not separated to God, but is considered one of the worlds own. This road to peaceful coexistence with the culture is typically paved with a series of incremental compromises (an addition to or increase in the amount or size of something, especially one of a series of small, often regular or planned increases to a salary) In other words, a bribe by the offending culture such as the European Union.
Revelation 18:4 (KJV) “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.’”
“To affect a reasonable compromise with the established usages of Graeco-Roman society” (relating to, or characteristic of, both ancient Greece and ancient Rome or the influence of their civilizations); they taught that Christians ought to remain members of the (E.U.) pagan clubs, and that they might do so without disloyalty to their faith. Such a course involved nothing worse than the abandonment of an ancient decree. The Jerusalem had been issued at the first beginning of Gentile Christianity http://godsplan.org.uk/israelcivilwar.htm Rehoboam & Jeroboam (in the Bible, the son of Solomon and king of ancient Judah (922? B. C.-915? B. C.). His reign was marked by conflict with the rival kingdom of the northern tribes of Israel1 Kings 11-14.) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage8.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm with Judah and Ben making 12. It had been circulated by St Paul in Pamphylia Lycaonia (Act 16:4 KJV), and doubtless it had reached Ephesus. But St Paul himself had permitted at Corinth some modification of the ban against, recognising the liberty of Christians to partake without question of meat which was sold in the markets or set before them at a friend’s table, which he insisted that charity to weaker brethren should preclude them from eating and which had been declared to be such, or from taking part in banquets held in a pagan temple.
1 Corinthians 8:10 (KJV) “For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;”
1 Corinthians 10:25 (KJV) “Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:”
As the (church and Government) becomes comfortable with the culture, its witness is compromised; and it begins to forfeit the favour of God http://www.godsplan.org.uk/holyromanempireeuun.htm. By enticing God’s People
Into an idolatrous practice, Balak got them out of God’s favour, compromised their testimony, and caused internal chaos and grief—this is what compromise with the world does. to the Church.
Compromise has always been the chief tool of Satan http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm
If the path of accommodation and compromise continues unabated, eventually the church reaches a point of friendship with the world http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasy2.htm This is an extremely
Precarious place (dangerously unstable, unsteady, uncertain, or insecure) for the believer. Just like the proverbial frog in the boiling pot, he has lost the ability to sense the heat slowly rising and is likely to slowly cook until almost all distinction from the culture is lost (a difference between two or more people or things, or the recognition of such a difference). This was precisely God’s point (in complete and accurate detail) when He dealt with Israel in the Old Testament. God went to great lengths to separate Israel from the surrounding nations because He knew all too well the eventual destination of the path of incremental compromise and accomadation
(an addition to or increase in the amount or size of something, especially one of a series of small, often regular or planned increases to a salary) [Twenty pieces of silver].
Exodus 34: 12-16 (KJV)
12 “Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:”
13 “But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:”
14 “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:”
15 “Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;”
16 “And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.”
How often do we read similar passages and wonder at the seeming harshness of Elohim’s instructions to Israel? Yet the seriousness of Elohim’s commands to Israel are merely a reflection of the waywardness of man. In many instances, Elohim’s laws are not motivated as much by rectifying the immediate situation as they are by His perfect foreknowledge of the consequences which will eventually ensue (to follow closely after something) once men begin down such a path. Christ’s New Testament condemnation of the worldliness of the Thyatiran and |Laodicean churches stands in stark contrast to the modern “seeker friendly,” strategy of church growth: (Especially in the U.S.A.) “Todays seeker friendly, seeker oriented, market driven church does not preach much against worldliness.” To do so might make unbelievers (not to mention many believers) uncomfortable, and is therefore avoided as a poor marketing strategy. “In John’s day and our own, we need to be constantly reminded of the words of Paul, John, and James,
2 Corinthians 6:14-17 (KJV)
14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
15 “And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?”
16 “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
17 “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, ‘and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.’”
1 John 2:15-17 (KJV)
15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
16 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
17 “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
James 4:4 (KJV) “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
To Show His Servants
The Revelation is not just for John, nor for the Seven Churches of Asia, but for all saints of all ages. “Here, then, is the Prologue are five links in the chain of authorship:
3. His angel.
4. His servant John.
5. Those servants to whom John addressed his book [the seven churches].
The Revelation is to be shown to His servants, these are they who hear His voice and respond in faith. Those who lack faith in the Son are unable to comprehend what is shown here.
John 10:3 (KJV) “To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.”
John 16:27 (KJV) “For the Father Himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.” https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html
Acts 22:14 (KJV) “And He said, ‘The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know His will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of His mouth.’”
Hebrews 3:7, 15; (KJV)
07 “Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, today if ye will hear His voice,”
15 “While it is said, today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.”
Hebrews 4:7 (KJV) “Again, He limiteth a certain day, saying in David, ‘Today, after so long a time; as it is said, Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.’”
1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV) “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
http://www.godsplan.org.uk/contents.htm (So Far).
Isaiah provides a list of qualities of the Spirit which shall rest upon the Messiah who shall come from the stem of Jesse (David’s Father).
Isaiah 11 (KJV)
01 “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:” (Judah).
02 “And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the [reverence] fear of the Lord;”
03 “And shall make Him of quick understanding in the [reverence] fear of the Lord: and He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears:”
04 “But with righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth: with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall He slay the wicked.”
05 “And righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins, and faithfulness the girdle of His reins.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
06 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”
07 “And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.”
08 “And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den.”
09 “They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”
10 “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and His rest shall be glorious.”
11 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.” http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm
12 “And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
13 “The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim (U.K.) shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.”
14 “But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay their
hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.”
15 “And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with His mighty wind shall He shake His hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dry-shod.”
16 “And there shall be an highway for the remnant of His people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.”
In the fourth chapter of Revelation, John calls our attention to… http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm
And from Jesus Christ
Within this simple greeting can be fond a simple doctrine of paramount importance: the Trinity. The greeting is from each member of the Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. From Him who is and who was and is to come,
(The Father), from the Seven Spirits who are before His throne (the Holy Spirit), and from Jesus Christ (Hebrew Elohim) the Son. Before we have even begun to plumb the depths of the amazing statements made concerning Christ in the verses to follow, His Divinity is already in plain view before us. https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gifts.htm
Firstborn from the dead
He is firstborn from the dead That in all things “He may have the pre-eminence” (before) (a position or rank of distinction or superiority).
Colossians 1:18 (KJV) “And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
He thus establishes the pattern for all his brethren who will also rise from the dead. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/freedomhuman.htm
Romans 8:29 (KJV) “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”
These are the loyal followers from the first earth age, through death to glory. Genesis is the first book of the Bible for its relation to the other books of the Pentateuch; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, as well as to the Hebrew Canon of the O.T. It is ascribed to Moses; see Mark 10:2—8. Genesis is no part of the Hebrew Title, which is simply Berēshīth, which means “in the beginning”, because it is the book of all beginnings. Genesis is Greek which is generation, Creation, for its being complimentary to the Apocalypse, Revelation. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/exodus34.htm
Mark 10:2—8 (KJV)
2 “And the Pharisees came to Him, and asked Him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting Him.”
3 “And He answered and said unto them, ‘What did Moses command you?’”
4 “And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.”
5 “And Jesus answered and said unto them, ‘For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept’.”
6 “But from the beginning of the creation God (Elohim] made them male and female.”
7 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;”
8 “And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.”
Made us kings and priests
Appointed us a kingdom (singular) priest to Jehovah. A similar difference occurs in (Revelation 5:10 KJV). The singular form (a kingdom) would be in keeping with the original calling of Israel to be “a Kingdom of Priests” (Exodus 18:19:6). Some have noted the Jewish audience of Peter’s epistle and rightly understood (1 Peter 2:9 KJV) as being a reminder to his readers of the original calling of the Jews. Yet in Revelation the concept is unmistakeably broadened to include all those who trust in Christ, whether Jew or Gentile from among every [tribe].
Revelation 5:10 (KJV) “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”
Our priesthood is made possible by our…
Hebrews 4:14 (KJV) “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus [Elohim] the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.”
Hebrews 4:16 (KJV) “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetruth.htm
Both now and in the future, our function is primarily priestly. That is we are to minister to God. Here we run into an extremely important distinction which has not been adequately appreciated among many who lead God’s people. Our primary responsibility is to minister to God and not to men Our focus is to be Godward rather than man-ward.
1 Peter 2:5 (KJV) “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
As we take care to minister to God [Jehovah], so He will minister to men through us.