Visions and God’s Kingdom
J E Bradburn.
1:1 In the third year of the reign of Joakim king of Juda king of Juda, came Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and besieged it. 1:2 And the Lord gave into his hand Joakim king of Juda, and part of the vessels of the house of God: and he brought them into the land of Sennaar [Shinar] to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. 1:3 And the king told his Asphanez [Ashpenaz] his chief eunuch, to bring in some of the captive children of Israel, and of the seed of the kingdom, and of the princes; 1:4 young men in whom there was no blemish, and beautiful in appearance, and skilled in all wisdom, and possessing knowledge, and acquainted with prudence, and who had the ability to stand in the house before the king, and the king gave commandment to teach them the learning and language of the Chaldeans. (Members of an ancient Semitic people who lived in Chaldea in southern Babylonia, where they were the dominant ethnic group during the 8th and 7th century’s b. c.). 1:5 And the king appointed them a daily portion from the kings table, and from the wine which he drank: and gave orders to nourish them [for] three years, and that afterward they should stand before the king.
1:6 Now these were among them of the children of Juda, Daniel, An Ananias, Azaria’s, and Misael. 1:7 And the chief of the eunuchs gave them names: to Daniel, Baltasar; and to Ananias, Sedrach; and to Misael Misach; and to Azarias Abdenago. 1:8 And Daniel purposed in his heart, that he would not defile himself with the kings table, nor with the wine of his drink: and he intreated of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 1:9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and compassion with the chief of the eunuchs. 1:10 And the chief of the eunuch said to Daniel. I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your meat and your drink, lest he see your countenances gloomy in comparison of the young men your equals; so shall ye endanger my head to the king. 1:11 And Daniel said to Amelsad, whom the chief of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Ananias, Misael, and Azarias, 1:12 prove now thy servants ten days; and let them give us pulse https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Fast and let us eat, and let us drink water: 1:13 and let our countenances be seen by thee, and the countenances of the children that eat at the kings table; and deal with thy servants according as thou shalt see. 1:14 And he hearkened to them, and proved them ten days.
1:15 And at the end of the ten days their countenances appeared fairer and stouter in flesh than the children that fed at the king’s table. 1:16 So Amelsad took away their supper and the wine of their drink, and gave them pulse.
1:17 And as for these four children, God gave them understanding and prudence in all learning and wisdom; http://godsplan.org.uk/education.htm and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 1:18 And after the end of the days, after which the king had given orders to bring them in, then the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nabuchodonoser [Nebuchadnezzar KJV]. 1:19 And the king spoke with them; and there were not found out of them all any like Daniel, and Anais, and Misael, and Azarias: and they stood before the king. 1:20 And in every matter of wisdom and knowledge wherein the king questioned them, he found them ten times wiser than all the enchanters and sorcerers that were in all his kingdom. 1:21 And Daniel continued till the first year of Cyrus. (This year is specified on account of its importance to the Jewish people as the year of their deliverance) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dan11_21—12_3.htm. 2:1 In the second year of his reign Nabuchodonoser dreamed a dream, and his spirit was amazed, and his sleep departed from him. (He could not sleep anymore that night). 2:2 And the king gave orders to call the enchanters, and the magicians, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to declare to the king [the interpretation of] his dream. And they came and stood before the king. 2:3 And the king said to them, “I have dreamed, and my spirit was troubled to know [the meaning of] the dream.”
2:4 And the Chaldeans spoke to the king in the Syrian language, saying, “O king live forever: do thy tell the dream to thy servants, and we will declare the interpretation.” 2:5 The king answered the Chaldeans, “The thing has departed from me: if ye do not make known to me the dream and the interpretation, ye shall be destroyed, and your houses shall be spoiled.” 2:6 “But if ye make known to me the dream, and the interpretation thereof, you shall receive of me gifts and presents and much honour: only tell me the dream and interpretation thereof.” 2:7 They answered the second time, and said, “Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation.” 2:8 And the king answered and said, “I verily know that ye are trying to gain time, because you see that the thing has gone from me.” 2:9 “If then you do not tell me the dream, I know that you have concerted to utter before me a false and corrupt tale, until the time shall have past: tell me my dream, and I shall know that ye will also declare to me the interpretation thereof.” 2:10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, “There is no man upon the earth who shall be able to make known the king’s matter: forasmuch as no great king or ruler asks such a question of an enchanter, magician, or Chaldean.” 2:11 “For the question which the king asks is difficult, and there is no one else who shall answer it before the king, but the gods, whose dwelling is not with any flesh.
2:12 Then the king in rage and anger commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 2:13 So the decree went forth, and they began to slay the wise men; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to slay them. 2:14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and prudence [farsightedness] to Arioch the captain of the royal guard, who was gone forth to kill the wise men of Babylon; saying, 2:15 “Chief magistrate of the king, wherefore [why] has the peremptory command proceeded from the king?” (expecting to be obeyed and unwilling to tolerate disobedience), So Arioch made known the matter to Daniel. 2:16 And Daniel intreated the king to give him time, and that he might thus declare to the king the interpretation of it. 2:17 So Daniel went into the house and made known the matter to Ananias, Misael, and Azarias, his friends. 2:18 And they sought mercies from the God of heaven concerning this mystery; that Daniel and his friends might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 2:19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night: and Daniel blessed the God of heaven, and said, 2:20 May the name of God be blessed from everlasting and to everlasting: for wisdom and understanding are His. 2:21 And He changes times and seasons: He appoints kings, and removes them, giving wisdom to the wise, and prudence to them that have understanding: (Prudence = farsightedness.) 2:22 He reveals deep and secret matters; knowing what is in darkness, and the light is with Him. 2:23 I give thanks to Thee, and praise Thee, O God of my father’s, for Thou hast given me wisdom and power, and hast made known to me the things which we asked of Thee; and Thou hast made known to me the kings vision. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ 2:24 And Daniel came to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon, and said to him; “Destroy not the wise men of Babylon, but bring me in before the king, and I will declare the interpretation to the king. 2:25 Then Arioch in haste brought in Daniel before the king, and said to him, I have found a man of the captivity of Judea, who will declare the interpretation to the king. 2:26 And the king answered and said to Daniel, whose [Persian name] was Baltasar, “Canst thou declare to me the dream which I saw, and the interpretation thereof?” 2:27 And Daniel answered before the king, and said, “The mystery which the king asks the explanation of is not in the power of the wise men, magicians, enchanters, or soothsayers to declare to the king. 2:28 But there is a God in heaven revealing mysteries, and He has made known to King Nabuchodonosor [Nebuchadnezzar] what things must come to pass in the last days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy upon thy bed, are as follows, 2:29 “O king: thy thoughts upon thy bed arose as what must come to pass hereafter: and He that reveals mysteries has made known to thee what must come to pass. 2:30 “Moreover, this mystery has not been revealed to me by reason of wisdom which is in me beyond all others living, but for the sake of making known the interpretation to the king, that thou mightiest know the thoughts of your heart.”
Daniel 2:31—47 [The Image]
2:31 “Thou, O king, sawest, and behold an image: that image was great, and the appearance of it excellent, standing before thy face; and the form of it was terrible. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm 2:32 “It was an image, the head of which was fine gold, its hands and breast and arms of silver, its belly, and thighs of brass,
2:32 “its legs of iron, and its feet, part of iron part of earthenware.” 2:34 “Thou sawest until a stone was cut out of a mountain without hands, and it smote the image upon its feet of iron and earthenware, and utterly reduced them to powder.” 2:35 “Then once [and] for all, the earthenware, the iron, the brass, the silver, the gold, were ground to powder and became as chaff from the summer threshing floor; and the violence of the wind carried them away, and no place was found for them: and the stone which had smitten the image became a great mountain, and filled all the earth.”
2:36 “THIS IS THE DREAM; AND WE WILL TELL THE INTERPRETATION THEREOF BEFORE THE KING.”
2:37 “Thou, O king, art a king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given a powerful, strong, and honourable kingdom,” 2:38 “In every place where the children of men dwell: and He has given unto thine hand the wild beasts of the field, and the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea, and He has made thee lord of all.” 2:39 “Thou art the head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and a third kingdom which is the brass, which shall have dominion over all the earth;” 2:40 “And a fourth kingdom, which shall be [as] strong as iron: as iron beats to powder and subdues all things, so shall it beat to powder and subdue [Romans]. 2:41 “And whereas thou sawest the feet and the toes, part of earthenware and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet there shall be in it the strength of iron, as thou sawest the iron mixed with earthenware.”
2:42 “And whereas the toes of the feet were part of iron and part of earthenware, part of the kingdom shall be strong, and part of it shall be broken.” 2:43 “Whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with earthenware, they shall be mingled with the seed of men http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm: but they shall not cleave together, as the iron does not mix itself with earthenware.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/cyprus.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/brexit.htm
2:44 “And in the days of those kings the God of heaven shall set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: and His kingdom shall not be left to another people, but it shall beat to pieces and grind to powder all other kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
2:45 “Whereas thou sawest that a stone was cut out of a mountain without hands, and it beat to pieces the earthenware, the iron, the brass, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king [and to the Lineage] what must happen [very soon] hereafter: and the dream is true, and the interpretation thereof sure.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jeremy.htm
2:46 Then king Nabuchodonosor fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and gave orders to offer to him gifts and incense. 2:47 And the king answered and said to Daniel, “Of a truth your God is a God of gods, and Lord of kings, who reveals mysteries; for thou hast been able to reveal this mystery.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jeremy.htm
Daniel 2:48—3:15 [The fiery furnace]
2:48 And the king promoted Daniel, and gave him great and abundant gifts, and set him over the whole province of Babylon, and made him chief satrap [governor] over all the wise men of Babylon. (Believe, and trust in God, and He will look after you.) 2:49 And Daniel asked of the king, and he appointed Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel was in the kings palace. 3:1 In his eighteenth year Nabuchodonosor the king made a golden image, its height was 60 cubits (= 40ft. or 27.432 metres) its breadth 6 cubits (9 ft. or 2.7432 metres): and he set it up in the plain of Deira, in the province of Babylon.
After seeing God’s miracles and signs, we acknowledge that He is God but we deny Him and go to worship images. Like Nebuchadnezzar you say, ‘I have a big plan in my life so God can wait. I have a big plan and God does not have to get into my way. I do not need Him I can do without Him. I have big plans for my life so God does not have to stop my plans and make me follow His own; I will not allow Him and I can alter His plans on me’. You go on and on denying God but worshiping yourself; you become an idol to yourself.
3:2 And he sent forth to gather the governors, and the captains, and the heads of province, chiefs, and princes, and those who were in authority, and all the rulers of districts, to come to the dedication of the image
3:3 So the heads of provinces, the governors, the captains, and chiefs, the great princes, those who were in authority, and all the rulers of districts, were gathered to the dedication of the image which king Nabuchodonosor had set up; and they stood before the image.
3:4 Then a herald cried aloud, “To you it is commanded, ye peoples, tribes, and languages, 3:5 at what[ever] hour ye shall hear the sound of the trumpet, and pipe, and harp, and sackbut, and psaltery, and every kind of music, ye shall fall down and worship the golden image which king Nabuchodonosor has set up.
3:6 And whoever shall not fall down and worship, in the same hour he shall be cast into the burning fiery furnace.
3:7 And it came to pass when the nations heard the sound of the trumpet, and pipe, and harp, and sackbut (a medieval wind instrument with a long slide like a trombone) and psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the nations, tribes, and languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image which king Nabuchodonosor had set up.
3:8 Then came near certain Chaldeans, and accused the Jews to the king, saying, “3:9 O king, live forever. 3:10 “Thou, O king hast made a decree, that every man who shall hear the sound of the trumpet, and pipe, and harp, sackbut , and psaltery, and all kinds of music,” 3:11 “and shall not fall down and worship the golden image, shall be cast into the burning fiery furnace.” 3:12 “There are certain Jews whom thou hast appointed over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenego, who have not obeyed thy decree, O king: they serve not thy gods, and worship not thy golden image which thou hast set up.”
3:13 Then, Nabuchodonosor in wrath and anger commanded to bring Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenego: and they were brought before the king 3:14 And Nabuchodonosor answered and said to them, “Is it true, Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenego, that ye serve not my gods, and worship not the golden image I have set up?” 3:15 “Now then if ye be ready, whensoever ye shall hear the sound of the trumpet, and pipe, and harp, and sackbut, and psaltery, and every kind of music, to fall down and worship the golden image which I have made; well but if ye worship not, in the same hour ye shall be cast into the burning fiery furnace; and who is the God that shall deliver you out my hand:”
3:16 Then answered Sedrach, Misach, Abdenago, and said to king Nabuchodonosor, “We have no need to answer thee concerning this matter.” 3:17 “For our God whom we serve is in the heavens, able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will rescue us from thine hands, O king.” 3:18 “But if not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the image which thou has set up.” 3:19 Then Nabuchodonosor was filled with wrath, and the form of his countenance was changed towards Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago: and he gave orders to heat the furnace seven times more than usual, until it should burn to the uttermost. 3:20 And he commanded mighty men to bind Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago, and to cast them into the fiery furnace. 3:21 Then those men were bound with their coats and caps, and hose, and were cast into the midst of the fiery furnace, 3:22 forasmuch as the king’s word prevailed; and the furnace made exceeding hot. 3:23 Then these three men, Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago, fell bound into the midst of the burning furnace, and walked in the midst of the burning flame, singing praise to God, and blessing the Lord.
3:24 And Nabuchodonosor heard them singing praises; and he wondered, and rose up in haste, and said to his nobles, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” and they said to the king, “Yes O king.” 3:25 And the king said, “But I see four men loose and walking in the midst of the fire, and there has no harm happened to them; and the appearance of the fourth is like the Son of God.
3:26 Then Nabuchodonosor drew near to the door of the burning fiery furnace, and said, “Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago, ye servants of the most high God, proceed forth, and come hither.” So
Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago came forth out of the midst of the fire.
3:27 Then were assembled the satraps, and captains, and heads of provinces, and the royal princes; and they saw the men, and perceived that the fire had not had power against their bodies, and the hair of their head was not burnt, and their coats were not scorched, nor was the smell of fire upon them.
3:28 And king Nabuchodonosor answered and said, “Blessed be the God of Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago, who has sent His angel, and delivered His servants, because they trusted in Him; and they have changed the king’s word, and delivered their bodies to be burnt [from burning], that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.”
3:29 “Wherefore I publish a decree: Every people, tribe, or language, that shall speak reproachfully (expressing disapproval or blame) against the God of Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago, shall be destroyed, and their houses shall be plundered: because there is no other God who shall be able to deliver thus.”
3:30 Then the king promoted Sedrach, Misach, and Abdenago, in the province of Babylon, and advanced them, and gave them authority to rule over all the Jews who were in his kingdom. 3:31 King Nabuchodonosor to all nations, tribes, and tongues, who dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. 3:32 “It seemed good to me to declare to you the signs and wonders which the most High God has wrought with me,” 3:33 “how great and mighty they are: His Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and His power to all generations.”
Nebuchadnezzar 605/604-562 BC
Why do I relate this passage today, which is over 600 years before Christ’s first advent? The reason for this is quite a simple, but not an obvious one. Those Christians who read the Bible arduously, are in comparison to those who do not; giving way to the great apostasy which now envelopes us in these end day times. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm It is my wish to help those who do not understand the Holy Bible; which is the Word of God, through historical knowledge and wisdom. Unfortunately, three of the four pillars of society today have crumbled Religion, Government, Education; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm with only one left tottering, and crumbling. That one is the financial sector with banks closing on the city high Street, and in towns and villages all over Great Britain; stating that online banking and technology have taken over, and it is this point I would like to talk about.
Regardless of their reasons, which are by the way spurious (different from what it is claimed to be), why shew the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue? Because it is the forerunner of Revelation 13.
Daniel 7: Seven (7) Denotes spiritual perfection: It is the number or hallmark of the Holy Spirits work. He is the Author of God’s Word, and seven is stamped on it as the watermark as seen in the manufacture of paper. He is the Author and giver of life; and seven is the number, which regulates every period of Incubation and Gestation, in insects, birds, animals, and man, and is many years before Christ’s first advent. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm
The reason I have highlighted Daniel 7 is because it leads on from our fathers—to today September 2019. If we only read the New Testament, there is a great disparity of learning, and we go through life unwittingly devoid of the true facts and history of; why we are here. where we came from, where we are going. Hence the great apostasy, The comparison with Revelation 13 The little horn: and Nebuchadnezzar’s statue is one of outstanding similarity, although many centuries apart.
Revelation 13 (KJV)
01 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
02 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
03 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
04 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, “Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”
They worshipped the dragon [Satan] which gave power unto the beast [the little horn]. This would be the seat of Satan [the U.N.] http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm
05 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months (31/2years).
06 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/isgodthetruth%20.htm
07 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/persecution.htm
08 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm
09 If any man have an ear, let him hear. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/providence%20.htm
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. [Satan] http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apocalypse.htm
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. [Duplicating Nebuchadnezzar] http://godsplan.org.uk/education.htm
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, [As in Sodom and Gomorrah] http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage2.htm
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.[Make an image as Nebuchadnezzar did] However in this instance the statue is the Ashera. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Ashera.htm
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
If you do not worship the image you will be killed. Another of Nebuchadnezzar’s idea’s implanted in him.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
[Have a tattoo in hand or forehead]. Now this is very interesting, and very clever. During the days of wars; right up to the 1st and 2nd world wars, opposing sides had a logo or sign in their right hand. Saluting to their leader with open palm, that they were one of theirs, and on their foreheads when they removed their helmets as protocol. Those who refuse to have such a logo imprinted on them; because they worship God as our leader, cannot buy or sell if you do not have the mark, this means anything, especially food and drink. To the elect a strong faith will be rewarded by God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
[No man or woman can buy or sell unless he/she has the mark] This is to recognise those who are God’s children, and who are not. Most people will sell their soul to Satan. You must trust in God as the three did in the furnace. If you think this is farfetched then look around you today with the crumbling of the four pillars of society. Three have gone Religion, Education, Politics, No one can deny the fourth; Finance is crumbling on the high streets, with banks and A.T.M.s closing down at a rapid rate. By the way we are still living today in the Biblical days. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Rev 13: (Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, and revolution,) verse 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. It is very important to know and understand that the Anti-Christ 666 will arrive on earth prior to Christ our Lord. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
1. 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.
2. Revelation 9:13 - Sixth Trumpet. 6 9 - (Denotes Finality of Judgment). 13 Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, revolution.
3. Revelation 16:12 - Sixth Vial. 6 (10+ 6 = 16) (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, how 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, This also includes the ten tribes, Judah and Ben. http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm 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.
Matthew 4:8—11 (KJV)
08 Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
09 And saith unto him, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.”
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve.”
11 Then the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Revelation 13:17 (KJV) “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”
1 Corinthians 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.”
http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm this is how God looks after His own.
Here are two passages: Old Testament and New Testament, so how can it be that they both refer to the internal spirit. This of course is a matter of study to ascertain knowledge and of course pass it on. To help as many people as I can; it is of no use being in self-denial because there is little time left. The proof is here on this website in particular http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ and many more. So it is up to you, and no one else, to make a decision to help yourself and your family to want to be an overcomer http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm and run the Christian race. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/knowledgeandwisdom.htm