Before Genesis.     

 

There is little documentation about the world before this one and yet we know it existed from the records in God’s Word, and it is documented in The Companion Bible. KJV version. But first, before we try to set a picture as to what took place, and what life was like; we first have to put in place our spiritual minds.

The study of God’s Word, and the unravelling of many obstacles that seems to be put in the way of our best efforts, (not by God I may add) cause untold confusion to would be scholars, and students, searching for the TRUTH. For example,

1.      Where does one start?

2.      Who does one approach?

3.      How does one know that he or she is on track etc?

It is for this very reason I am trying to point as many people in the right direction as possible.

It is crucial to have an open mind and allow yourself to be led by the Holy Spirit, as well as praying to our Father for guidance through our Lord Jesus Christ; while studying God’s Word. The Keys of David are not given to just anyone. So before we start let us ask for guidance in our studies from our Father, Almighty God; through His son Jesus Christ our Lord, and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

When I first began my studies, I purchased a Holy Bible, KJV version and began reading it from the beginning to the end, as if you would a novel. Needless to say, the begetting and endless genealogies I found very boring; but I persevered at a steady pace over many weeks. This technique proved fruitless, and only, at the very least, hardened my determination to seek out the truth from as many and any source, that I possibly could. This meant vicars, teachers, religious organizations, and individuals, but all was to no avail. In fact, it added more confusion to my quest than when I began. However, my stubborn nature of not giving up led me, eventually in the right direction, and reminiscent of a huge jigsaw; it slowly began falling into place.

The questions:

1.      Where do we come from?

                          2.   What are we doing here?

                          3.   Where are we going?

Have fallen into place only by diligently, and unwaveringly, searching through God’s Word. The answers to these three relevant and vitally important questions could not be found anywhere else, even if the truth was known. To answer and make sense of these three questions I have to begin in God’s Word, The New Testament.

 

2: Peter 3: 5—6

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:

 

Genesis 1:1. In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. There is no mention here of stars, or light, or sun, or moon, nor land, this did not happen until verses later. Well, this very important verse has been passed over without giving it any thought; because it was the first earth, and God was on that earth.

God and Christ were the light, and there was no sickness, no illness, no wind or rain, no sun or stars, no tears, no sorrow, and most of all no Death. There was however life, we were in our spiritual bodies going about our lives happily, and healthily. So what happened to this ideal state?

   As well as God residing on the earth there was also Christ, and Lucifer. Lucifer had great responsibilities and was very close to God. This state must have lasted for quite some time until things began to take a change for the worse.

Lucifer became so full of his own importance and beauty and wanted to be God, but that place was already taken. He wanted to rule in place of God and suggested letting the people rule themselves because God’s ways were too restrictive.( see Satan’s Rebellion)  http://godsplan.org.uk/rebellionofsatan.htm     

The seeds of doubt and rebellion had now been sown, even if God had destroyed Lucifer there and then; doubt would have remained in the minds of many more. The harmony and tranquillity had been spoilt, as well as the trust God had bestowed on Lucifer, and iniquity as well as disobedience began its penetrating contamination. So much so, that a third of the angels rallied round, and followed Lucifer. This was totally unacceptable to God. The only course open to our Father was to remove Himself, (His Light) and all the heavenly beings, (including Lucifer and all his followers.) off the earth. He then totally destroyed the earth, everything, and everyone on it, by flood. (Not to be confused with Noah’s flood). Remember though that God created all souls, and to God these souls will return; God has a plan

 

Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.

return unto God.  Hence, He is said to be the God of the spirits of all flesh (Num16:22; 27:16.).

 

Cp Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

 

Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, [and he] calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

 

Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

The earth was then just an indistinguishable ruin, an insignificant ball of dark water, void of any kind of life, until the Spirit (Strong’s number 7307 Heb rűwach, (wind, by resemblance, breath, i.e. a sensible [or even violent] exhalation;) of God moved upon the face of the waters. See Bible Studies Gen 1.6 - Gen 12.1.

God had destroyed the first earth age because of the rebellion and disobedience led By Lucifer, and now He is restoring His creation again, but with a difference. The restoration took Six Days, and this statement alone is an obstacle for a lot of people.

 

Gen 1:27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

 

During the creation Gen 1:27 tells us that man was created, male and female (Strong’s 2145. Heb Zâkâr zaw-kawr remembered, i.e. a male (Of man or animals, as being the most noteworthy sex). Nothing here about named Adam, or Eve; and we are almost at the end of the Sixth Day. God blessed them, and told them to be fruitful and multiplybut still no mention of the man Adam

 

II Peter 3:8 “Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day”

 

So you could say that the whole of Creation took God 6000 years, and it is covered in the KJV from Gen 1:2 – Gen 1:31. God; says the uniformitarians are willingly ignorant, and then urges those who believe His Wordnot to be ignorant.” The only way we can know the date and duration of creation is for God to tell us, and He says He did it all in Six Days, and not so long ago! However, it does not matter whether the reader believes it or not, they will get a second chance. Six:  Denotes the human number. Man was created on the sixth day; and this first occurrence of the number makes it (and all multiples of it) the hallmark of all connected with man.

(See Significance of Numbers.) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm

 

Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

God our Father has finished His great work and has rested on the Seventh Day. As if to verify the first earth age, verse 5 says that every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: So these seeds were in the earth already from the former age and needed only water to begin germination

The water was provided by the LORD God in verse 6 who sent up a mist from the earth and watered the whole ground. But where is Adam?

 

Gen 2:7.And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

 Why would God form another man from the ground when He had already created man in His own image in Gen 1:26-27?

The answer is This word 'man' here in the Hebrew manuscripts is 'eth' Ha' adham'.3 you thus have the article, eth’ and the particle Ha’. This means a 'specific' man, not mankind in general.

 The particle compounds more emphasis on top of that idea, so God wanted us to know that He had a particular reason for 'forming' this 'eth' Ha' adham' separate from those 'created' in Gen.1: 26-27. It has nothing to do with whether one race of people were made better than others, for God said in Gen.1:31 that 'it was very good' as He loves all His children and wants them 'all' to return unto Him, and not following Satan. This is not a discriminatory teaching. Our Father put this 'eth' Ha' ādhām' in His Paradise for a special reason;

 

It would be the bloodline that Jesus Christ would come from.

 

Everyone knows the story of Adam and Eve so I’ll move on.

 

I Tim. 2:6. Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

God’s justice is inviolate.  It does not compromise.  For all eternity, it will require the forfeited life of one human being and of the potential race within him.  Therefore, there was only ONE way to release Adam and his race from deathA SUBSTITUTE must be provided.  That substitute would be “the MAN Christ Jesus, the second Adam who gave himself; A RANSOM (substitute) FOR ALL, to be testified IN DUE TIME.”

 

Heb. 2:9 But we see Jesus, Who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

The flesh bodies we have now are the direct result of disobeying God. Eve, who, listened to the temptations of Satan; and Adam listened to his wife who brought about this fallen state.

 

God sent forth, out of the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, to till the ground from which he was made. The Cherubims and twirling sword was put in place to prevent their/our return. (See the Stars Also) and this was the first attempt of many by Satan to obstruct God’s Plan which he was well aware of, and set the stage for this Flesh age. For any of us to attain our original state with God  conditions are in place. We must believe Christ is the son of  God.  The history of Gen. 3 is intended to teach us the fact that Satan’s sphere of activities is in the religious sphere, and not the spheres of crime or immorality; that his battlefield is not the sins arising from human depravity, but the unbelief of the human heart. We are not to look for Satan’s activities to day in the newspaper press, or the police courts; but in the pulpit, and in professors’ chairs. Wherever the Word of God is called into question, there we see the trail of “that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan’’

More on this later.

Gen 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, “I have gotten a man from the LORD.”

Gen 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

These two verses are also open to confusion by many; mainly because of the weak doctrine we have been taught for years. The milk of the word has been so called because it is easy to digest. i.e. (Snake, apple, etc). To dig deeper and understand the meat of the Word of God, is to be approved. The Meat of the Word is about to be revealed to you, so if think you are not ready for this yet, then cease reading here.

 

1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

 

 

Gen 4:1-2 Cain and Abel were paternal twins - Superfecundation is the fertilization of two or more ova from the same cycle by sperm from separate acts of sexual intercourse. The term is also sometimes used to refer to the instances of two different males fathering fraternal twins, though this is more accurately known as heteropaternal superfecundation. This therefore leads to the possibility of twins also being half-siblings. The term superfecundation is derived from fecund, meaning the ability to produce offspring.

So now Gen 4:1 Reveals that Cain is Satan’s son.

             Gen 4:2 Reveals that Abel is Adam’s son.

Cain rose up and killed his (half) brother Abel and by so doing, murder had entered the world. This is Satan’s second attempt to obstruct God’s Plan, and the genealogy begins down to Noe, or Noah.

 

Gen 6 Reveals that when men began to multiply, and daughters were born unto them, the fallen angels (sons of God) saw that the daughters of men were fair and took them as wives. The progeny of the fallen angels with the daughters of Adam are called in Genesis 6 Ne-phīl-īm, which means fallen ones (from nāphal, to fall) What these things were can be gathered only from Scripture. They were evidently great in size, as well as great in wickedness. They were superhuman, abnormal beings; and their destruction was necessary for the preservation of the human race, and for the faithfulness of Jehovah’s Word.  This is Satan’s third attempt to obstruct God’s Plan and we are only in Gen 6.

The next milestone is  Babel  Gen 11;This is Satan’s fourth attempt to obstruct God’s Plan, and the first attempt to build a One World System.

We come further down the genealogy ladder until we come to Abram, Sarai, and Hagar; Sarai’s Egyptian handmaiden who became pregnant by Abraham.

Gen 17:4 As for Me, behold, My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

o   God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, and his wife Sarai to Sarah and both women bare their children. Hagar’s child was named Ishmael; and Sarah’s son was called Isaac; Thus God re-established the seed and thwarted Satan’s fifth attempt. The birth of Ishmael and Isaac set the stage for two out of three players because as Our LORD God has already decreed; there will be many, many blessed nations from both of these. Isaac will represent Israel, and Ishmael the Ishmaelites, Midianites, Arabians etc. Abraham traveled further to Sodom and Gomorrah and asked the Lord to spare the righteous of which there were a few before destroying the two cities. Lot and his family were chosen and told to leave and not look back, but Lot’s wife did and was instantly turned to a pillar of salt. So was the iniquity, and perverseness, of Sodom and Gomorrah ended by God. Abraham was tested by God through his son Isaac and was found to be a God fearing man, God intervened and prevented Abraham from carrying out the test of loyalty.

 

Gen 22:18. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed My voice.

We carry on down the genealogy ladder from Isaac – Jacob Gen 27 Esau was the eldest son and by birthright was entitled to the blessing, but Jacob and his mother tricked Isaac. Isaac forbade Jacob to take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. Here was the sixth attempt By Satan to obstruct God’s Plan. Many dreams of Jacob followed, and his name was changed to Israel.  Satan continues his attempts to obstruct God’s Plan, all the way through the Bible; to the new Testament.

The next in line was Joseph who also had many dreams, who was eventually sold by his brothers to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver, and they carried him down to Egypt. This was the seventh attempt by Satan, but God intervened to prevent the interference of the true bloodline. So Joseph and his family were enjoying a brief respite in Egypt, and then we come to another very important milestone here in the Old Testament.

(6) Gen 48:17-21

17. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.

Gen 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come;(Our Lord Jesus Christ) and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be. The third player on the stage; Christians.

 

Rom 8:17. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

We are still in Genesis (the Old Testament) and as these important verses testify Joseph’s blessing went to Ephraim (Great Britain) and Manassah (USA) Ephraim was set before Manasseh, and he also said, “God will bring you again unto the land of your fathers”. Also, “That The sceptre shall not depart from Judah…until Shiloh come.” This is talking about the future when the “Assyrian” and “Judah” by Nebuchadnezzar take Israel into captivity. (The Lost Tribes”) and Shiloh will come on the 7th Trump heralding in the  Messiah’s 1000 year reign in the New Earth. Who said the O.T. is out of date, and old fashioned? It is just another attempt at covering the truth of God’s Word so most people will be in a state of confusion by Satan and his cronies. This is why we have to be on our toes, and study to prove ourselves worthy of God; getting to the meat of the word. How can anyone hope to understand Revelation; if they do not understand Genesis. They go together like a ship and a sail, like a horse and a rider,. Like ALPHA & OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END. If we do not study God’s Word for ourselves, how can we identify false prophecy?

 

Title Of The Book

Man calls it “The Revelation of St. John the Divine”. But its God-given title is in the first verse, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, that is, the Unveiling, Revealing, and Presentation to earth and heaven of the Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah) as “KING of Kings and LORD of Lords”.

 

The Revelation

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, we have now jumped from Genesis to Revelation to join up the two most important books in the Holy Bible, and to indicate that the whole Bible is all about Christ. He is therefore the master key to the Divine revelation of the Word. The whole Bible is about Him directly or indirectly, and as everything centres in and around Him, apart from Him it cannot be understood. We see that Genesis and Revelation, “the first’’ and “the last’’ books of the Bible, are inseparably linked together. Genesis “is the beginning’’ and Revelation the ending of the written Word, even as the Lord, the Incarnate Word, spake of Himself.

 

Rev 21:6 And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

Rev 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and last.

Revelation is the compliment of Genesis. Either without the other would be unintelligible.

 

Rev1: 3. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of the prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

 

We read in Genesis about the fall of man through Satan, and how a perfect sacrifice was to be found and substituted, and how God put in place a plan to protect the seed line, which would bring forth our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. The birth and life of Jesus is very well documented, what I would like to cover is the significance of His death on the cross.

Christ died on the cross to take away the sins of the world.

The Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and Scribes were the religious leaders of the day who strictly kept the Laws of Moses by, sacrifices, washing of cups and utensils, blood offerings, washing of hands, etc, these were the arbitrary rituals, it was the Law or Torah: ["This is the Torah which Moses set before the Children of Israel" (Deut. 4:44, 29:20, 30:10). The term occurs in the later books of the Bible as "the Torah of the Lord" and the "Torah of Moses" and thus distinguishes the Pentateuch from the rest of the Bible (Josh. 1:7; Ezra 3:2, 7:10; Neh. 8:8; Mal. 3:22). Thus, the primary connotation of the word "Torah" is the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament.] They believed that by obeying the Torah they would inherit the Kingdom of God; but to carry out these rituals and traditions on a daily basis for the rest of one’s life, correctly, and punctually, even if one was ill, is to say the least; arduous, they had to be perfect, and the only perfect Man is Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Also because of the difficulty involved, these Pharisees were pompous, and expected the people to follow their ways even though little or no doctrine was offered. (Sound familiar?)

Matt 5:17—18.

17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfil.

18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

The Transfiguration of Christ http://godsplan.org.uk/thetransfiguration.htm is the culminating point of His epic life, just as His Baptism is its starting point, and His Ascension is its end. Moreover, this glorious event has been related in detail by the appearance of Moses, to hand over as it were, the Law and the Dispensation to Jesus. This throws a light on the reason for the Transfiguration, which is lost in the accepted versions of the Gospels. Elias [Isaiah] also appears, so as to make with Moses, the “two witnesses” required by Law. They recognise Jesus as the Christ, and witness to him as the great Prophet whom God should raise to succeed and take the place of Moses as the Legislator of the New Dispensation.

 

Luke 9:28-35

28  And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

29  And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.

30  And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:

31  Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.

32  But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

33  And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.

34  While he thus spake, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud.

35  And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.

                                                                                                      

Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, only to rise again three days later displaying emphatically, the overcoming of death, which for so long had power over us, and to most still does today The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to shew unto his servants things which must surely come to pass; and he sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John.

Most of Revelation is yet future to us, albeit near future, the new earth, and the new heaven. It is the continuing struggle between Satan and Messiah for us sinners.

 

Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.’

 

This denotes the temporary suffering of the Seed (Christ), and the complete destruction of Satan and his works. His (Christ) heel has now been bruised, and the head of Satan is about to be crushed.

Unbelievably, there are still many who are confused by Revelation, and by God’s Word, who in turn confuse others. These are the false prophets mentioned in…

 

Mat 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Mat 24:12 And because iniquity [lawlessness] shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

2 Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2 Pet 2:2 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
2 Pet 2:3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

 

These false prophets are of old and they are called Kenites. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Kenites.htm

These Kenites returned to Judah with a remnant of Hebrews from captivity in Assyria and worked their way into positions of higher authority. The Kenites formed a part of the Midianite tribal grouping. They journeyed with the Israelites to Canaan (Judges 1:16); and their encampment, apart from the latter's, was noticed by Balaam. Balaam is a diviner in the Torah, his story occurring towards the end of the Book of Numbers. The etymology of his name is uncertain, and discussed below. Every ancient reference to Balaam considers him a non-Israelite, a prophet, and the son of Beor, though Beor is not so clearly identified. Though other sources describe the apparently positive blessings he delivers upon the Israelites, he is reviled as a "wicked man" in the major story concerning him. Balaam attempted to curse God's people. He failed all three tries, each time producing blessings, not curses (Numbers verses 22-24).

Confusion (Babel, Babylon) is rife today and far too widespread for any human to correct, simply because, like the Pharisees, they have been allowed, by God, to flourish among the wicked, and adulterous generations, of their time and ours today; without any indignation, or challenge as to the legitimacy of their position, thus proving how low we have fallen.

Wickedness, and evil are seen to be in the ascendancy today with lukewarm milk of the word being delivered to the few congregations who attend church, and no mention at all of the promised kingdom, nor the advent of Our Lord Jesus Christ, nor the reason for that advent.

                                           They are awaiting the second advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Jews are waiting for the first, (as well as the future two Witnesses) and Satan is aware of this, he will appear first to fool this apostate world into believing he is the Messiah, both Jew and Christian, and to some extent the Islamic people.

 

Rev 6:2 And I saw, and behold, a white horse: and he that sat on Him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

(Not to be identified with the white horse and rider of Rev 19:11, for here is the beginning of the series of terrible judgements).

 

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which decieveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 

Satan Arrives First, (That is before Christ).

 

Revelation 6:12.          Sixth Seal: 6: - (Denotes the human number).

                                                       12: – (Denotes Government perfection, which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth).

 

Revelation 9:13 - Sixth Trumpet: 9:  (Denotes Finality of Judgment).

                                                       13: (Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, revolution).

 

Revelation 16:12 - Sixth Vial:  10+6: (10 Denotes ordinal perfection. 6.Denotes the human number). 

                                                        12     (Denotes Government perfection, which has to do with government in the heavens and the earth. (Goliath, Nebuchadnezzar, and Antichrist) are all emphatically marked by this number).

 

Old Testament events serving as "ensamples" for the latter day events, does this historical blueprint fit for our future? Instead of flesh pagan kings coming upon Jerusalem to siege and physically destroy, the latter day king of Babylon will be Satan and his angels as thorns and briers treading upon Jerusalem to do a spiritual destruction. According to Revelation 12:6 (note the numbers) forward, Satan and his angels will be booted out of Heaven down to this earth for the future tribulation; and that latter day working by the king of Babylon will be one of great deception. That is the type of devastation upon Jerusalem for the latter days.

                                         The setting up of the “The New World Order” which is very close to completion, should sound alarm bells ringing everywhere and especially in the churches, but it is all resoundingly, and eerily, quiet.

The Man of Sin who has been around for some time, even in Paul’s day.

Add to this the king of Babylon, and The Mark of The Beast in the near future we are almost at the time. (See the Fig Tree 1 Fig Tree 2

The ones who worship the beast thinking he is the Messiah are going to be very embarrassed when Our Lord Jesus Christ arrives. They have only themselves to blame for listening to false prophets, and for not checking the Word of God out for themselves, Biblical Understanding., for not trimming their wicks, for playing the five foolish virgins.

 

Followed by Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (Second Advent)

 

Revelation   8:1 - Seventh Seal.  8 - (Denotes resurrection, regeneration, a new beginning or commencement). (1) Denotes unity, and commencement

Revelation 10:7 - Seventh Trumpet. 10 – (Denotes ordinal perfection, after the ninth digit, when numeration commences anew.) (7) Denotes spiritual perfection.

Revelation 16:17 - Seventh Vial. 16 – (Denotes ordinal perfection (10) + the human number (6).( the MAN Christ Jesus)  (17) Denotes a combination of spirit and order

 

Corinthians 15:52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 

Isa 65:17 For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Isa 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

 

Conclusion. The Tree of life’’

 

Rev 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

And the “water of life’’ 

Rev 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Rev 22:17. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

 

Are seen to be the central subjects of the new earth. No longer will there be any “curse’’

Rev 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God  and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him;

In place of the “fall’’, we have restoration. Instead of expulsion-“lest he put forth his hand, take also of the tree of life, eat, and live forever.’’ (Gen3:22) – is the gracious invitation to those who “have right to the tree of life’’ (v22),

…come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. (Rev 22:17)

 

The Benediction.

 Rev22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. Not only completes the correspondence of the structure, but appropriately closes the whole of the book of God. “Grace and truth came by Jesus Christ .

 

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.