The fall and rise of Spiritual man
Edited by J E Bradburn
· 01 The fall of Spiritual Man One Denotes unity, and commencement http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
· 02 The destruction of Spiritual Man Two. Denotes difference. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
· 03 The earth made void and cleansed Three. Denotes completeness http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm
· 04 Earth’s restoration Four. Denotes creative works (3+1), http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
· 05 God’s Plan of Salvation Creation Five. Denotes Divine Grace. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm
· 06 Filling the earth with human flesh Six. Denotes the human number http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
· 07 Creating a lineage to fulfil the promise Seven. Denotes spiritual perfection. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
· 08 The Crucifixion Eight. Denotes resurrection, regeneration; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/lifeofjesus.htm
· 09 Revelation Nine. Denotes finality of judgement http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
· 10 Christ’s Return Ten. Denotes ordinal perfection http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
· 11 Armageddon Eleven. Denotes, disorder, disorganisation http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm
· 12 The Kingdom Twelve. Denotes Government perfection. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
· 13 War against Christ Thirteen. Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, revolution, etc. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/fourhorses%20.htm
· 14 New Earth Ten. Denotes ordinal perfection Four. Denotes creative works (10 + 4), http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
Genesis 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Let’s go to Ezekiel 28 and read more about Satan's rebellion. Ezekiel 28:1-10 is after his fall and verses 11-19 are before his fall.
1 The fall of Spiritual Man One. (1) Denotes unity, and commencement
1. The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2. “Son of man, say unto the prince (Satan) of Tyrus, (Tyre) Thus saith the LORD God; “Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said I am a GOD, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not GOD: though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:”
The word "Tyrus" is Strong's 6865 and means Tsor (tsore); or Tsowr (tsore); the same as 6864; a rock; Tsor, a place in Palestine. Strong's 6864 is tsor (tsore); from 6696; a stone (as if pressed hard or to a point); (by implication, of use) a knife. Some may say that this is not talking about Satan at all but as we cover these verses you will see that it can be only him. His heart was full of pride and he thought he was better than God. Seas as it is used here are symbolic of people. Satan is the false rock while Christ is our true Rock. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm
3. “Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:”
If you read the book of Daniel you will find that he was a very wise man, but Satan is even wiser. He knows the word of God very well; he just changes it around to suit his needs. He used God's word against Eve and he used it to test Jesus Christ.
4. “With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and has gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:”
Satan here used his wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to make money basically by trading very successfully. (This fallen earth is no different).
5. “By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches.”
The word "traffick" is Strong's 7404 and means rekullah (rek-ool-law'); feminine passive participle of 7402; trade (as peddled). Strong’s 7402 is rakal (raw-kal'); a primitive root; to travel for trading. Satan has used his great wisdom to get riches by lying and deceiving people. Satan with the help of his friends here on earth, rips people off every day. Tennis shoes that cost £75 when they are made by some 14 year old in a third world country that gets paid twenty pence a day come to mind. Add the cost of what they pay the 14 year old and the material that the shoes are made of and what do you come up with? Not £75. There are many more examples like this but I think you get the idea. Just be wiser than Satan and his friends and look for the best deals around. Satan's heart is lifted up because of his riches, but all it’s going to get him in the end is a one-way ticket to burn in the Lake of fire.
6. Therefore thus saith the Lord God; “Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;”
Satan who is an unjust liar among other things wanted to be God. Thank God, Who is just and does not lie, did not let it happen. There is only one true God and that's the way it will always be.
7. “Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.”
The word "defile" is Strong's 2490 and means chalal (khaw-lal'); a primitive root [compare 2470]; properly, to bore, i.e. (by implication) to wound, to dissolve; figuratively, to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute). The word "brightness" is Strong's 3314 and means yiph` ah (yif-aw'); from 3313; splendour or (figuratively) beauty: -brightness, to make unclean or impure: such as; to corrupt the purity or perfection.
8. “They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.’”
For those that think these verses are not talking about Satan, yiph' ah is only used twice. Here and in verse 17 where when read with the verses before it, it is very clear that it is talking about Satan.
The swords talked about here are the word of God. People will start to tell the truth about Satan and what his plans are which in turn will wound his brightness.
9 ‘Wilt thou yet say before Him that slayeth thee, I am God? But thou shalt be a man, and no GOD, in the hand of Him that slayeth thee.’
10. ‘Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.’
The 'Him' in verse nine is referring to Jesus Christ. Christ will end Satan's reign of unrighteousness when He returns at the Second Advent. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm Satan thinks that he is so big and bad but he is no match for Jesus Christ. Satan in due time will be killed and all that follow him also.
Ezekiel 28: 11(KJV) ‘Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,”
Ezekiel 28:12 (KJV)“Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, “Thus’ saith the Lord GOD; ‘Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.’”
Remember that the word "Tyrus" means rock. Satan is the false rock (Stone), while Christ is the true Rock. Lucifer before he rebelled against God was perfect. He was very wise and beautiful.
Ezekiel 28:13 (KJV)‘Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the Sardis, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.’
This tells us that Satan was in the Garden of Eden in the [world that then was] http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm 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. God created Lucifer; he was not born of woman. Lucifer, who had his name changed to Satan by God, is a supernatural being. He 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 1 & 2. The Book of Job has always formed an integral part of the Hebrew Canon; and some 57 passages in it are quoted or referred to in the other books of the Bible. https://levendwater.org/companion/append61.html The object of the book is to show the “end of the Lord”: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm
James 5:11 (KJV) Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
The end in which Job was brought in:
Job 40:4-5 (KJV)
4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
Job 42:5-6 (KJV)
5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.
6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Also, in Luke Christ gave us power over Satan. The Garden of Eden is always where God Himself is.
Luke 10:19 (KJV) “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Ezekiel 28:14 (KJV) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
The word here Covereth is Strong’s no 5526 and means in the Hebrew; (Cakak, pronounced Saw-kak; a prim root; meaning to entwine as a screen; by implication, to fence in, cover over, defend). So this proves that God set Lucifer up as a defender (bodyguard) originally.
Ezekiel 28:15 (KJV) ‘Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.’
Lucifer was perfect in God's eyes until evil was found in him. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/evilproblem.htm
Ezekiel 28:16 (KJV) ‘By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.’
The word "violence" is Strong's 2555 and means chamac (khaw-mawce'); from 2554; violence; by implication, wrong; by meton Unjust gain. Strong's 2554 is chamac (khaw-mas'); a primitive root; to be violent; by implication, to maltreat. Lucifer with his lies and deception received unjust gain and sinned. This happened in the first earth age and at that time a third of God's children followed after Lucifer.
Ezekiel 28:17 (KJV) ‘Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.’
Lucifer thought he was so good he wanted to be God. He became full of pride and would not change, so God had to cast him out of heaven. These are the events that brought the first earth age to an end. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
Ezekiel 28:18—19 (KJV)
18 ‘Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.’
Here; God Himself sentences Lucifer to death. If you ever wondered what hell is going to be like, these verses tell us. Satan and anyone else that is sentenced to death, God will destroy their soul with fire until the only thing left is ash.
So now we have a better understanding of Satan and what his job used to be. Because of his rebellion and the fact that a third of God's children followed him. It would have been an easy matter for God to destroy Satan and his followers there and then, but the fact that the rebellious seed had already been sown in the minds of all;
God commenced His Plan of Salvation. This plan was an explicit plan, known only to our Father at that time, and which was to be implemented by Him with great care. This plan and all its implications is revealed in God’s Holy Word The KJV Bible. Our Father used every means available to Him to bring about the success of this plan, revealing to the called, elect, and those earnestly seeking God and Christ; the TRUTH that is in His Holy Word; the King James (KJV) Bible. The Companion Bible and Strong’s Concordance will open up the truth to you.
Everyone has the opportunity to study the plan from 2 Peter 3:5-6 KJV and then to Genesis 1 to Revelation using the Companion Bible, and digest every word so that they as individuals can do something personally to understand what is happening, and why. But alas, until all the leaders, and all church leaders begin to show restraint unto false doctrines with one voice, and until most people were to give praise to God for all His blessings bestowed on us, there is absolutely no point in being of Satan’s world, only misery, and short time existence will ensue.
2 Timothy 15 (KJV) Study to shew thyself approved of God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of God.
God ended that first earth age and started the second one; this is the one we are now in http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
If no one followed after Satan when he rebelled in the first earth age, God would have just destroyed him there and then, but because so many of God’s children followed him (1/3rd) the situation was never going to be resolved. Evil, corruption, murder, stealing, and all kinds of iniquity infested the first Earth Age, (Sound familiar?) and Satan had sowed seeds. (Wheat and Tares Parable http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm) So God had no alternative, and ended that earth age by bringing forth a total flood, (2 Peter 3:5—6 Not to be confused with Noah’s partial flood.) and created the one we are living in now. Can you begin to imagine how distressing this act must have been for God the Father, to have to destroy His beloved earth, and everything on it, but what was the alternative?
2 THE DESTRUCTION OF SPIRITUAL MAN TWO. (2) DENOTES DIFFERENCE.
3 THE EARTH MADE VOID AND CLEANSED THREE. DENOTES COMPLETENESS
God flooded that first earth fully, even taking away the light from the moon, stars, and sun, then made the earth devoid of all life including vegetation, fowls of the air, and fishes of the sea, and everything that lived upon the surface, and the earth became like all other dead planets in the universe, with the exception of the water, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water, which covered the face of the earth. The complete destruction of spiritual man and cleansing of the earth was the beginning of the long climb back in the history of God’s children.
It first must be explained that by cleansing and making the earth void, this act in no way points to the Father as being a murderer of His Children. On the contrary, Our Father created every soul who ever existed; therefore every soul belongs to Him, and only Him. When we die either of sickness, old age, war, accident, martyrdom, etc the soul returns to the creator who created it, where it sleeps until the appointed time, = when God repopulates the earth in its fallen state, birth from woman, through blood and water into The Flesh Age. . http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
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.
Genesis1: 2b (KJV) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.
THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS
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.
Creation in eternity past, to which all fossils and “Remains” belong in the first occurrence of God; connects it with creation, and denotes by usage, the Creator in relation to His creatures. The Hebrew accent Athnach places the emphasis, and gives pause, on “God” as being Himself the great worker, separating the worker from His work.
Here is proof that God after cleansing the earth by flooding it completely, and making it dark, void, and without form, waste, Heb tohū vā bohū by removing His light, allowing nothing at all to grow or regenerate, without His intervention. What an amazing discovery here in Genesis 1:2 which most people simply overlook, this is why 2 Peter 3:5-6 (KJV) refers to it, to help us understand God’s word more effectively. There are lots of hidden gems in the Holy Bible but you must seek and find them for yourself. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/askseekknock.htm
4 EARTH’S RESTORATION Four Denotes creative works
Genesis 1:2a (KJV) And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
God did not create the earth tohū = waste;
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.’”
But became tohū = waste; Gen 1,2 2, & Peter 3: 5:6 “An enemy hath done this.” (Satan)
Matthew 13:24—30 (KJV)
24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:’
25 ‘But while men slept, his enemy [Satan] came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.’
26 ‘But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.’
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, ‘Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?’”
28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this.” The servants said unto him, “Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”
29 But he said, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.”
30 “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into My barn.”
Explanation of the tares’ parable Matt 38—43 (KJV)
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom [wheat]; but the tares are the children of the wicked one [Satan];
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
IN LIKE MANNER MAN BECAME A RUIN
1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV) For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
The so-called “Creation Tablets.” (App 8) Companion Bible https://levendwater.org/companion/append8.html the cosmogony (a theory by scientists and atheists of the origin of the universe; the creation or origin of the world or universe.) of Genesis is in flat contradiction to that of the so-called “Creation Tablets,” preserved in an epic poem in honour of Merodach, the patron god of Babylon. If Genesis looks back to Creation, it is to put on record the profound contrast between them, and to give, instead of the corruption of primitive truth, which had been handed down by tradition, the Divine account by Him Who created all things, by the hand and pen of Moses.
The word “without form” (Heb tohū) is used of a subsequent event, which we know not how long after the Creation, befell the primitive creation of, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
Gen 1:1 (KJV) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
It occurs in Gen 1 and again many times in the Old Testament. The Hebrew bohū rendered “void”, means desolate, and occurs in:
Genesis 1:2a (KJV) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep…
Genesis 1: 2b (KJV) …And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Isaiah 34:11 (KJV) But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
Jeremiah 4:23 (KJV) I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
1. The Tablets begin with chaos. The Bible with perfection. (Gen 1:1) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm
2. The Tablets make the heavenly bodies to be gods. Genesis makes them created matter. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
3. The Tablets are all polytheistic mythology. Genesis is monotheistic truth. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetruth.htm
4. The Tablets make all the work of a craftsman. In Genesis, God speaks, and it is done http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gentont.htm
5. In the Tablets we meet everywhere with the puerilities (Immature; childish) of a grotesque superstition. In Genesis we find the grand and solemn realities of righteousness and holiness. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm
Fallen from grace through rebellion, God our father already had in mind a plan to restore His ruined creation. He knew only too well the pitfalls, and weaknesses of man, as did Lucifer, and God put into action
His plan, is to reveal the way of return by those who wanted, and desired, with all their heart, body, soul, and mind. God wanted those who desired to be with Him and follow Him; not mindless, soul-less robots, nor rebels to start this whole upheaval all over again. These rebels would be sorely punished, and destruction of them would be final.
5 GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION CREATION FIVE. DENOTES DIVINE GRACE.
Genesis 2:2a (KJV) And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The word rūach occurs 389 times in the Hebrew O.T. The meaning of the word is to be deduced only from its usage. The one root idea running through all the passages is invisible force. As this force may be exerted in various forms, and may be manifested in diverse ways, so various renderings are necessitated, corresponding thereto.
Rūach, in whatever sense it is used, always represents that which is invisible except by its manifestations. These are seen both externally to man, as well as internally within man. (Soul) http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshcovering.htm
As coming from God, it is the invisible origin of life. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/spiritualycontrolled.htm all apart from this is death http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup.htm The soul comes from God, and returns to God.
19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all [is] vanity.
20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Hence the main Pyramid is showing the descending passage under the Pyramid, where all bones and flesh eventually go to earth. Also the king and queen’s chambers indicating the way upwards back to God.
Hence rūach is used for.
2. The Holy Spirit.
“THE BEGINNING OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WHICH ARE NOW” The Flesh Age http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
Waters. Division between them 2nd Day
Earth. Fruit from it 3rd Day
Day and Night. Sun and Moon 4th Day
Waters. Life from them 5th Day
Earth. Life from it. 6th Day
NOW IT IS TIME TO EXPLAIN HOW WE BECAME HERE, WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, AND HOW WE DO IT.
The restoration, or Creation by God our Father is a further move to implement His plan of Salvation for us all, that is; those who wish to return to Him. It is a simple choice, God or Satan’s system! There is absolutely no pressure on anyone, whatever choice you make you will be given ample opportunity to make an informed one, remember I said God wants those who wish to be with Him and seek Him in all sincerity. Bringing back the earth from the wasteful state it was in; took God six one thousand days. he rested on the seventh.
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV) But, 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.
6 FILLING THE EARTH WITH HUMAN FLESH SIX. DENOTES THE HUMAN NUMBER
God created man in his own image, male and female, and told them to multiply and replenish the earth, but unlike the first earth age when everyone was spiritual, he and she were now flesh. To replenish the earth, male and female; the male had to implant his seed into the female and the result was the birth of an offspring through blood and water. This is very important here so do not skip over it, this was a major step in God’s Plan after He created the earth, now it was time to replenish it, but with animal, and human flesh this time, and more importantly we are only in the first chapter of Genesis.
In the first earth age we had spiritual bodies, which meant no illnesses, no death, no disease, no pain, no aging etc, which is quite the opposite of what we have in this second or, Flesh Age. http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
Do you honestly think we would have this flesh body permanently with its 101 design faults, fallibilities, breakdowns, diseases, death, sorrow, addictions, and lots more? The fragility of the body as a human transport to carry the soul through our mundane, and repetitive lives is; in all honesty, a joke. Satan is having his joke and laughing at us, and Our Father. Because another trait of the human condition is that we are fallible and very easily deceived.
The body is really three in one,
1. The soul, 2
2. The Mind, 3
3. The body itself. (Controlled by the brain).
When the mind is in the ascendant the other two accept it and conform. When the body, (or brain) is in ascendancy the other two accept it, but become Base. (Unspiritual)
When the Body or base is in control the result is mayhem, disorder, and revolution. Animalistic behaviour, and degradation abounds into depths of unimaginable behaviour. This is exactly how Satan scores his victories over God’s children, misleading with false prophets and lies. If you think this is fantasy, or myth? let me tell you God does not, so much so, He uses Satan in His Plan of Salvation, Lookout for interferences in God’s Plan from Satan as we progress.
Genesis 1:27 (KJV) So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
Genesis 2:1 (KJV) Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
7 CREATING A LINEAGE TO FULFIL THE PROMISE SEVEN. DENOTES SPIRITUAL PERFECTION.
Here we are in chapter 2 of Genesis and in particular Gen 2:7
Genesis 2:7 (KJV) 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.
God created man in His own image, that is to say in God’s own image, which is Spiritual, and so were Adam & Eve before their fall.
Isaiah 64:8 (KJV) But now, O LORD, Thou art our Father; we are the clay, and Thou our potter; and we all are the work of Thy hand.
God created male and female in Gen 1:27 (see above) so how come He is forming an individual male in Genesis 2:7, ten verses past Gen 1:27? This is most unusual, and completely missed by so many bible students, and certainly all non-bible students.
So the big question is WHY?
Well remember earlier when I said God had formed a plan? This was another part of that plan, the man that God formed was for a very special purpose indeed; and is the very reason we are all here on this earth. This man formed by God was no ordinary man of Gen 1:27, but a man made by God; and called Adam. Man, Hebrew `eth-‘Hā ‘ādhām with article, and particle translated means “this same man Adam” emphatically.
There are four principle Hebrew words rendered “man”, and these must be carefully discriminated. Every occurrence is noted in the margin of the Companion Bible. They represent him from four different points of view.
1. ‘Ādām denotes his origin, as being made from the “dust of the adamah” ground (Latin homo).
2. ’Īşh, has regard to sex, a male (Latin vir) vir (first-person sg present veño, first-person)
3. Enōsh, has regard to his infirmities, as physically mortal, and as to character, incurable.
4. Geber has respected to his strength, a mighty man.
‘Ādām, without the article, denotes man or mankind in general. (Gen 1:27) With the article it denotes the man.
Adam, though rendered “man” in Gen 1:27, 2:7 twice. After this, the Hebrew ‘Adam means man or men, and is used of the descendants of Adam. Hence Christ is called “the son of Adam”, not a son of Enosh. With the particle (תּאָ?) (’eth) in addition to the article it is very emphatic, and means self, very, this same, this very. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
Genesis 2:8 (KJV) And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed.
Genesis 2:16 (KJV) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.
Genesis 2:9 (KJV) And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life (Christ) also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Satan)
· The tree of life; the tree supporting and continuing the life, which had been imparted, hence “the bread of life”, (Christ)
· While the tree of knowledge means, sense or perception of good and evil. (Satan)
Take note of the three trees:
1. “Tree of Knowledge” (Gen 2:9), man’s Ruin; http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm
2. “The Tree” (Acts 10:39; 5:30; Acts 13:9; 1Peter 2:24.) man’s Redemption. http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm
3. “The tree of life” (Gen 2:9, Rev 2:7, 22:2) man’s Regeneration. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
· Acts 5:30 (KJV) The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
· Acts 10:39 (KJV) And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
· Acts 13:29 (KJV) And when they had fulfilled all that was written of Him, they took Him down from the tree, and laid Him in a sepulchre.
· 1 Peter 2:24 (KJV) Who his own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes [flogging] ye were healed.
Deuteronomy 6:24 (KJV) And the LORD commanded to do all these statutes, to fear (reverence) the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
Romans 3:20 (KJV) Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Disobedience; revealing what was “evil”, Works without deeds are dead, and by just going through the motions of being good but ignoring what is truth is only the knowledge of sin. The holy Roman Empire imparted its terms of Christianity on to us, which the “man of sin” (Popery) still continues to this day with countless millions going along with the pagan worship, deceiving, and being deceived. Being disobedient to Our Father who created us, and obedient to devil worship.
Taken from, A World History by Edward H.Judge & John W Langdon.
The Catholic Counterreformation.
In the 1540s, after several decades of inability to stem the protestant tide, Rome finally mounted a vigorous response. Pope Paul 111 (1534 – 1549), the earnest successor to the hapless Clement V11, called a general council to initiate church reforms, authorised tribunals to prosecute Protestants for heresy, and approved new religious orders that reinvigorated the ancient church. He thus began an era of Church reform and revitalisation, often called the Catholic Reformation, but also labelled by church foes as the Counter-reformation, since it involved a counter attack against Protestants. (More on this later) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/persecution.htm
Genesis 2:23 (KJV) And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.
God took a part of Adam, from which He created the woman Eve.
Gen 3:1 will read on from Gen 2:25 thus; “ they were both naked, the man and his wife, and [knowing only good Gen 2:17] were not ashamed [before God] . But the Nachash (Serpent) was more wise than any living being of the field which Jehovah had made, [and knowing evil and not ashamed (Gen 2:25) to question the truth of God’s word] he said unto the woman,” etc.
Genesis 3:1 (KJV) Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, “Yea, hath God said, `Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden`?”
The Garden of Eden was a paradise and kept in perfect condition by God, as were Adam and Eve. These two were a very special creation in that they were to be the lineage for which our LORD Jesus Christ was to be born of Mariam and Joseph of the house of Jesse ; King David’s line. Again part of God’s plan. But Satan was already at work in an attempt to sabotage the plan. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant unto the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof (seed) and did eat, (partook) and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat (partook)
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.
They both knew full well they had transgressed when they came to realise the enormity of what they had done, by going against God’s commandment. They sewed up leaves to cover themselves up, their eyes were now opened, and their innocence was lost. This was the beginning of the end. At this point God reveals to Satan the battle plan as it were and what he is to expect for going against God. The battle continues throughout the Holy Bible. They denote the temporary sufferings of the woman’s seed, and the complete destruction of Satan and his works. Here is the decision for all.
This is the first great promise and prophecy and pulls the whole of Genesis through to Revelation together as one. It is impossible to understand God’s Word without first understanding the whole of the picture.
1. 2 Peter 3:5—6 KJV New Testament.
2. Genesis 1 Companion Bible KJV. Old Testament. (SEVERÏN below.)
3. Revelation. New Testament
The Lion of Judah is depicted crushing the head of Satan. This painting on the ceiling of the Denderah Temple in Esneh Egypt was painted over 4000 years ago. (see image on the left).
Divine provision was made to Adam and Eve before expelling them both from the Garden of Eden, coats and skins were made by God to cover their spiritual bodies. These coats and skins (of flesh) I believe; we have to discard to be with God again in paradise, (Spiritually) and Christ; God’s only begotten Son [Elohim], will show us the way back. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
The readings called SEVERÏN.
Genesis 1:31, 3:21, 18:21, 24:7, 25:33, 27:2, 27:7, 36:5, 36:10, 36:14 43:15, 45:8, 46:8 48:7.
Exodus 12:37, 19:3, 26:27.
Leviticus 4:24, 14:10, 15:8.
Numbers 4:3, 15:21, 30:12, 31:12, 36:1.
Deuteronomy 1:26, 1:27, 3:20, 22:6, 29:22, 32:26.
1 Corinthians 15:50 (KJV) Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit corruption.
All of us while being in the fallen state of sin, which is being of flesh and corrupt, cannot enter the KINGDOM in this state. We first must discard the flesh body before entering. [Important to understand] http://www.godsplan.org.uk/spiritualmaterial.htm
1 Corinthians 15:51 (KJV) Behold I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
A mystery, a secret, involving the coming KINGDOM withheld by Christ until the right time and revealed to Paul; in that those in Christ who are left alive when Christ arrives at His second advent, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm as well as the dead who believed in Christ, will all be changed into our spiritual bodies and see Christ as he really is.
Genesis 3:24 (KJV) So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. (Christ)
Adam and Eve were ejected from the Garden of Eden paradise; with the way back being barred by the Cherubims, and the flaming sword, which turned every way. What could these things be? Well the answer was in the STARS until they were written down in books. It is a clock for all of us on planet earth to get to know God and His Son, and His plan, to worship Him, and keep His precepts and Holy days. To want to be with the only true and living God and His Son with all our hearts, soul, body, and mind back in paradise without all the pitfalls, and miseries of this world.
Yes; we have a choice and it is much closer than you think, God has set the clock ticking and it cannot be turned back, the flaming sword and the Cherubims will continue to turn every way and today, we are only a very short way to the alarm, and the Seventh Trump sounding. To read and study this very important chapter of Scripture for your -self follow this link http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm
The synonymous word used for man is `īsh, and first occurrence in feminine, Gen 2:23 `īshah, which = woman. Therefore, īsh = male, or husband; a man, in contrast with a woman.
Genesis 4:1 (KJV) And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain and said, “I have gotten a man from the LORD.”
The significance of this exercise lies in the fact that Eve thought she gave birth to a supernatural deliverer, a Divine Messiah, a God/man. This insight is the significant fact lurking in the background of Genesis 3:15. In Genesis 3:15, God is promising that a supernatural deliverer will devastate Satan. Eve understood the prediction in precisely those terms. Her mistake was in thinking that her (first) son, Cain, was that supernatural saviour, when in fact it was Satan’s child Cain.
Abel = Transitoriness.
Heteropaternal Superfecundation ... of two or more ova from the same cycle by sperm from separate acts of sexual intercourse. So today we bring you the real life story of a woman that has given birth to 2 babies at the same time i.e. Twins, yet the after making the post birth checks have found that the babies have in fact different fathers so dear readers how else could it have happened? Not from eating apples I am sure, but more from God’s plan, as you will come to agree later. Another interference by Satan was to attempt to terminate the bloodline from Abel by instructing Cain to kill Abel. Abel/Seth bloodline = http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
Genesis 4:10 (KJV) And He said, “What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground.”
16. And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
So God laid a token of covenant upon Cain to protect him, but why?
God uses every means available to Him to carry out his Plan, and that includes Satan as well as his son Cain. These and Satan’s followers could be termed as the negative side of God’s Plan, and as we progress you will see for yourself how and why they are used.
Genesis 4:25 (KJV) And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For “God,” said she, “hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.”
Now the lineage was back on track, and Cain’s lineage also grew, but Cain’s lineage is only recorded a short way but can be seen throughout the Bible causing problems. The next interference in the lineage of Christ was from the sons of God, Satan’s rebels; also called by the Hebrew Nephilim. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thenephilim.htm
Genesis 6:12-13 (KJV)
13. And God said unto Noah, “The end of all flesh is come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
Does this sound familiar? God has to go through all this again because of the enemy, Satan. This was another attempt at preventing Christ’s lineage. Although God flooded the earth it was a localised flooding and nothing like the total flood in the first earth age. (Gen 7,8, for the story of the flood) http://godsplan.org.uk/noah.htm
Another question arises, how did Satan’s offspring manage to get through the flood? Well it could have only been through the wives of Noah’s sons that went aboard the Ark. The Nephilim, and every other man died that had been corrupt.
Genesis 8:21 (KJV) And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in His heart, “I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
This is God’s covenant with the earth.
The lineage continues with THE GENERATIONS OF THE SONS OF NOAH (Shem, Ham & Japheth). But for the purposes of continuity one in particular must be pointed out, as one of the sons of Ham, Cush; begat Nimrod.
09 He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, “Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.”
10 And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
Nimrod went forth into Asshur (invaded it), while Nineveh was the competitor of Babylon as the capital of Assyria. Now we are getting closer to what the Bible is about with Babel and Babylon mentioned here. These people of Babel were being scattered abroad by God to confuse the languages of the nations, and preventing them from doing as they pleased.
Genesis 11:8 (KJV) So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Scattered: This was to preserve the revelation contained in the Zodiac and the constellations. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
The lineage continues with what is considered by many, to be the most important in Christ’s bloodline. Of Terah’s sons only one; his eldest son Abram, concerns us at this time. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage2.htm
Genesis 11:29 (KJV) And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child,
31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife, and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came into Haran, and dwelt there.
This is a living history of how Abram and Sarai came to be in Canaan, and has profound ramifications on each and every one of us on this planet earth. From this point on, the unfolding story of Christ’s lineage, and the earth’s inhabitants, reaching unto modern day; is astounding. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
1. Now the LORD had said unto Abram, “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee.”
2. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.
3. And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Here is another attempt by Satan to disrupt God’s plan.
[And the Canaanite was then in the land.]
Sichem was the place of Abram’s first altar and Christ’s first mission. (John 4) The Canaanite was already in the land when Abram arrived, what was going on? It is evident that from Terah’s and Abraham’s call, Satan knew the line by which “the seed of the woman” (Gen3: 15) was coming into the world. In (Gen Chapter 6) he aimed at the whole human race. Now he aims at Abram and his land.
Here is the explanation of the words “after that” in,
Genesis 6:4 (KJV) There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
He (Satan) pre-occupies the territory ready to dispute the advance, The Canaanite, Satan’s descendants “was then” = “being already” there,
Genesis13:7 (KJV) And there was strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle:
(And the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled in the land). The Canaanite and the Perizzite were the Nephilim, occupying in advance, and spreading later to “the giant cities of Bashan”.
The progeny of the later attempt to corrupt the race had to be destroyed by the sword of Israel, as those “in the days of Noah” had been by the flood. Are you still watching for the interferences of Satan? You will be surprised how many there are. In the news of today, it is still apparent that Satan is the prince of the air, and is at odds with Israel in the Middle East today.
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This was positive imputed righteousness (because he believed concerning Christ). It was more than forensic righteousness, which was negative or non- imputation of sin.
Genesis 15:18 (KJV) In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
This land of Canaan comprised all of Satan’s children who were already in the land when Abram arrived. Even the name of the land is named after Cain. The Rephaims are the descendants of the fallen sons of God (Nephilim) The Kenites creep in with the Jews later. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thenephilim.htm
Genesis 15:19-20 (KJV)
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites.
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims.
Psalm 32:1-2 (KJV)
1. Blessed is He whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. (Deceitful, cunning)
This was the consequence of the gospel preached to Abram.
As we read on, we find that even more events unfold regarding Abram’s first child, Ishmael, and then again his second son Isaac. It is this that has caused so much controversy among Jewish, Christians, and Islamic peoples. The row is about the covenant, which the Father made with Abraham. Even setting it right here straight from the A.V (Authorised Version) King James, Companion Bible, complete with the Massorah, notes and appendixes, by E.W Bullinger.
1 A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament (1877);
2 For his ground-breaking and exhaustive work on Figures of Speech Used in the Bible (1898);
3 As the primary editor of The Companion Bible (published in 6 parts, beginning in 1909; the entire annotated Bible was published posthumously in 1922). These works and many others remain in print today.
In 1881, four years after the publication of the Lexicon and Concordance, Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury conferred upon Bullinger a Doctor of Divinity degree, citing Bullinger's "eminent service in the Church in the department of Biblical criticism." https://www.amazon.co.uk/Companion-Bible-KJV-Large-Print-W-Bullinger/dp/0825420997/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1519122040&sr=1-1&keywords=Companion+Bible
SO LET US SEE WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THIS CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC.
Genesis 16:1-2 (KJV)
1 Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
2 And Sarai said unto Abram, “Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I obtain children by her.” And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
These ten years in (16:3) are to be taken into account in any calculations. Hagar was given to Abram as wife by Sarai, and was strictly in accordance with the enactment of Khammurabi (§ 146) which Abram had brought from Ur.
Khammurabi (§ 146 If a man takes a wife and she gives this man a maid-servant as a child bearer and the maid-servant does bear him children, then this maid assumes equality with the wife; because she has borne him children, her master shall not sell her for money, but he may keep her as a slave, reckoning her among the maid-servants.
Exodus 18:16 (KJV) When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and His laws.
Jehovah's question in Deut. 4:8 (KJV)“What nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?"
Laws before Sinai. (App 15 Page 22) https://levendwater.org/companion/append15.html
The existence of laws in the book of Genesis and Exodus is evident, although there is no formal record of their delivery (Ex 18:16) Doubtless some were made known to mankind, as such, by God, e.g. 1. The law of the Sabbath.(Gen 2:3) etc. But, side by side with these special Divine communications, the Babylonian was codified in the age of Abraham. In A.D 1901, the code of Amraphel (Khammurabi), (Gen 14:1), was discovered in Susa by M J de Morgan. The latest date for this code is 2139 B.C. Eight hundred years before Moses, these laws governed the peoples from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea and from Persia to the Mediterranean and were in force throughout Canaan. This discovery overthrew the two main pillars of the “higher critics”. Genesis 14:1 (KJV) And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations;
1. One of which was that such writing was unknown before Moses.
2. The other, that a legal code was impossible before the Jewish Kings.
Hence, we have now before us both codes; and are in a position to answer Jehovah’s question in Deut 4:8;
Deuteronomy 4:8 (KJV) And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Khammurabi calls his laws the “judgments of righteousness”, but some of them, at least, are both unrighteous and unequal, as the contrast shows at a glance. This and more can be studied at your leisure in: https://levendwater.org/companion/append15.html
Genesis 16:1(KJV) And the angel of the LORD said unto her, “Behold thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Genesis 15:18 (KJV) In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, “Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
Genesis 17:15-21 (KJV)
15. And God said unto Abraham, “As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
16. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17. Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? And shall Sarah, that is ninety years old bear?”
18. And Abraham said unto God, “O that Ishmael might live before Thee!”
19. And God said, “Sarah thy wife shall bare thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
20. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him , and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21. But My covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
Genesis 18: 14 (KJV) “Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Satan was still working hard to disrupt God’s covenant even enticing God’s children to integrate with the Canaanite population, by worshipping false God’s and idols, and other evils. (Much like today with the E.U.)
God decided to destroy the two major cities of Canaan, which were Sodom, and Gomorrah. Abraham stood before God to plead for the righteous of the two cities, and Abraham bartered with the LORD and it came down to ten righteous individuals but they could not be found.
Genesis 18:26 (KJV) And the LORD said, “If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.”
Genesis 21:3 (KJV) And Abraham called the name of his son that was born unto him, who Sarah bare to him, Isaac. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage3.htm
Genesis 25:12-18. THE GENERATIONS OF ISHMAEL īsh = A great man in contrast with ordinary men
Genesis 25:31-32 (KJV)
32. And Esau said, “Behold, I am at the point of to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?”
Although Rebekah had twins Esau and Jacob, by being born first Esau held the birthright as firstborn, but he sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of pottage. (Lentils)
34 And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
35 Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and Rebekah.
All raiment in the East to this day marks the social rank and position of the wearer. Among the Bedouins, the chief and his eldest son wear a distinctive garment. This accounts for Jacob’s desire here, and his act; with Joseph’s coat of many colours (37:3) being the garment of the firstborn it doubtless denoted also his official and priestly position.
Genesis 28:1 (KJV) And Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, “Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.
Genesis 28:21 (KJV) So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:”
Jacob had contended with Esau in the womb, and thus got his name Jacob; it means in Hebrew contender, which is referred to here in reproach (an expression of rebuke or disapproval), not in eulogy (a speech or writing in praise of a person).
(A 'eulogy' is a speech or writing in praise of a person or thing)
· He had contended for the birthright and succeeded. (25:29-34)
· He had contended for the blessing and succeeded. (27)
· He had contended with Laban and succeeded. (31)
· He had contended with “men” and succeeded..
· Now he contends with God and FAILS.
ISRAEL MEANS GOD RULES.
Jacob means contender, and is used of the natural Jacob and his natural seed. Conversely, Israel is used for spiritual Jacob, and his spiritual seed. Israel – “God commands, orders or rules”. Man attempts it but always, in the end, fails.
Hence his name was changed to Israel, God commands, to teach him the greatly needed lesson of dependence upon God.
10 And God said unto him,” Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: “ and He called his name Israel.
11 And God said unto him, “I am GOD ALMIGHTY: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins.
12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to the seed after thee will I give the land.
Israel means God commands, and a lesson sorely needed in today’s world, and to everyone, including Jewish, Christian, and Islamic peoples. If what is happening today because of God’s plan and it’s outcome. So if God commands (Israel) who can change the outcome? Answer: ONLY GOD HIMSELF.
Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: Reuben, Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, Zebulun, Gad, Asher, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, and Naphtali
Genesis 36 The generations of Esau, Which is Edom if one, wants to study that lineage.
Another intervention by Satan (Who is just a man) was towards Joseph and using his own brothers against him this time. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage4.htm
10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him,” What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and they brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
The eleven stars = the eleven signs of the Zodiac, Joseph being the twelfth. Follow the link for an in depth explanation and diagram. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Order%20of%20Encampment.htm
Genesis 47:29 (KJV) And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, “ If now I have found grace in thy sight, put I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt.
Genesis 47:31 (KJV) And he said, “Swear unto me.” And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed himself upon the bed’s head.
Hebrew 11:21 (KJV) By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning on the top of his staff.
Refers to this: Ancient Versions and modern commentators make this mistake. Heb 11:21 refer to his blessing of Joseph’s sons. This refers to the charge concerning his burial. It may or may not be bed or staff. After these things the blessing of Joseph’s sons took place after Jacob’s charge concerning his burial.
Genesis 48:1 (KJV) And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, “Behold thy father is sick:” and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh, and Ephraim
Genesis 48: 13-21 (KJV) Blessing of Manasseh, and Ephraim By Israel http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage4.htm
13 And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel’s left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them near unto him.
14 And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 And he blessed Joseph, and said, “God, before Whom my father’s Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God Which fed me all my life long unto this day.
16 The Angel Which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, (Israel) and the name of my father’s Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”
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: (America) but truly his younger brother shall become greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.(Great Britain)
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.
23 And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh were brought up on Joseph’ knees,
24 And Joseph said unto his brethren, “I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.”
25 And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, “God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.”
Exodus 1:2-5 (KJV) Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher and all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
Exodus 1:6 (KJV) And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.
Then came the next in the bloodline of Christ, with God’s intervention this time to ensure a secure line. His name was Moses, and after a mammoth struggle with Pharaoh, and with a great deal of help from God, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt.
Exodus 12:31, 37 (KJV), http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage5.htm
31 And he (Pharaoh) called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise up and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men besides children.
Exodus 20 1-7 (KJV) The Ten Commandments. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Decalogueinscripture.htm Leviticus. The Law from God to Moses.
32. “Neither shall ye profane My holy name: [abuse] but I will be hallowed [revered] among the children of Israel: I am the LORD Which hallow [revere] you.”
33. “That brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I AM THE LORD.”
THE MARK OF OUR LORD GOD.
Leviticus 23 The feasts of the LORD.
· The Sabbath.
· The Passover.
· The sheaf of Firstfruits.. (Week of unleavened bread)
· The feast of Pentecost. (Gleanings to be left for the poor)
· The feast of Trumpets.
· The day of Atonement.
· The feast of Tabernacles.
1 And the LORD Spake unto Moses saying,
2 “Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, everyone a ruler among them.
Numbers 34:2 (KJV) “Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, `When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof.
48. And the LORD Spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying.
49. “Get thee up into this mountain Abirim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:
50. And die in the mount, whither thou goest up, and he gathered unto thy people: as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:
51. Because ye trespassed against Me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified Me not in the midst of the children of Israel.
52. Yet thou shall see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
The Promised Land which God gave to the “Children of Israel” is, in all respects a likeness to the “Kingdom” even to the corrupt not being let in, so Moses was prevented by God from going into the promised land because he trespassed against God, and never sanctified God in the midst of the children of Israel. But he was, through the grace of God, allowed to see it before he died.
Numbers 20:12 (KJV) And the LORD spoke unto Moses and Arran, “Because ye believed Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
God has created humans in such a way that no created thing or things can bring them true and lasting happiness. Nothing short of the Creator Himself can completely and lastingly satisfy the heart of man. St. Augustine expressed this centuries ago when he wrote: “Our heart is made for Thee, O God, and it will be restless until it rests in Thee.”
THE CRUCIFIXION EIGHT. DENOTES RESURRECTION, REGENERATION;
The NEW TESTAMENT of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST http://www.godsplan.org.uk/lifeofjesus.htm
Zechariah 9:9 (KJV) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
At His first advent, Our LORD Jesus Christ arrives on the scene lowly, meek and mild, but not so in His second advent. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
THE INTER-RELATION OF THE FOUR GOSPELS
Their Structure As A Whole.
Hebrews 1:2 (KJV) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds.
THE PROCLAMATION OF THE KING AND THE KINGDOM
THE REJECTION OF THE KINGDOM AND THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE KING
· Mathew; The Lord presented as Jehovah’s KING. “Behold… I will raise unto David a righteous BRANCH, and a KING shall reign and prosper” (Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:15). Hence the royal genealogy is required from Abraham and David downward (Matt 1:1-17): and He is presented as what He is – before man (relatively) the highest earthly position, the KING. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
· Mark; The Lord presented as Jehovah’s SERVANT. “Behold MY SERVANT” (Isa 42:1) “Behold, I will bring forth My Servant THE BRANCH” (Zech 3:9) Hence no genealogy is required: and He is presented as what He is – before God (relatively) - the lowest earthly position, the ideal servant. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm
· Luke; The Lord presented as Jehovah’s MAN. “Behold THE MAN Whose name is THE BRANCH” (Zech 6:12) Hence the human genealogy is required upward to Adam (Luke 3 :23-38): and He is presented as what He is – before Man (intrinsically) the ideal man. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm
· John; The Lord presented as JEHOVAH HIMSELF. “Behold YOUR GOD” (Isa 40:9) “In that day shall Jehovah’s BRANCH (i.e. Messiah) be beautiful and glorious” (Isa 4:2) Hence no genealogy is required; and He is presented as what He is – before God (intrinsically)-Divine. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gospelofjohn.htm
The Four Gospels thus form one complete whole, and are not to be explained by any “synoptic” (affording a general view of a whole) arrangement.
The four are required to set forth the four aspects of the LIFE of Christ, as the four great offerings are required to set forth the four aspects of His DEATH.
No one Gospel could set forth the four different aspects of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus, as no one offering could set fourth all the aspects of His DEATH. Hence, it is the Divine purpose to give us in the four Gospels, four aspects of His life on earth.
God has so ordered these that a “Harmony” is practically impossible; and this is the reason why; out of more than thirty attempts, there are scarcely two that agree; and not one that is satisfactory. The attempt to make one, is to ignore the Divine purpose in giving it four.
No one view could give a true idea of any building; and no one Gospel “Harmony” can include a complete presentation of the Lord’s life on earth. Through failure to recognise this fourfold Divine presentation of the Lord, the “Synoptic Gospels” has been given to the first three, because they are supposed to take one and the same point of view, and thus to differ from the fourth Gospel: whereas the difference is caused by the special object of John’s Gospel, which is to present the Lord from the Divine standpoint. John’s Gospel is thus seen from the structure above to be essentially one of the four, and not one standing apart from the three.
Jeremiah 23:5-6 (KJV)
5“Behold, “the days come, saith the LORD, ‘that I will raise unto David a righteous BRANCH, and a KING shall reign and prosper,” and shall execute judgement and justice in the earth.’”
6 “In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name whereby He shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
Matthew 1:1 (KJV) The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm
The bloodline continues into the New Testament from which Jesus Christ our LORD comes, and can be studied in Matthew 1:2-16.
Interestingly; when referring to the three wise men (Greek magoi) it nowhere says they were Gentiles, or that there were only three, or whether they were priests or kings. The “adoration of the Magi” must have taken place at Nazareth, for the Lord was presented in the temple forty-one days after His birth (8+33)
3. And in the eighth day the flesh of His foreskin shall be circumcised.
Eight. Denotes resurrection, regeneration; a new beginning or commencement. The eight is a new first, hence the octave in music, colour, days of the week etc. It is the number, which has to do with the Lord, who rose on the “eighth’’, or new “first-day’’. This is, therefore, the dominical number. (Belonging to the Lord, as the Lord’s Prayer, The Lord’s Day) By Gematria ‘Iησоûѕ (Jesus) makes the number 888. It or its multiple is impressed on all that has to do with the Lord’s Names, the Lord’s People, and the Lord’s works.
4. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled.
Three. denotes completeness, as three lines complete a plane figure. Hence, three is significant of Divine perfection and completeness. The third day completes the fundamentals of creation-work. The 4th, 5th, and 6th days are the counterpart and repetition of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, and correspond respectively. (See the structure of Gen 1: 3) The number, three, includes resurrection also; for on the third day the earth rose up out of the deep, and fruit rose up out of the earth.
30 = 3 x 10. Divine perfection applied to order. (33+8) Eighth day and Thirty third day.
And thence returned to Nazareth;
Luke 2:39 (KJV) And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
They did not return to Jerusalem from Nazareth,
Matthew 2:10 (KJV) When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
But, being well on their way home, easily escaped from Herod. Herod, having enquired accurately as to the time, fixed on “two years” which would have been about the age of the Lord. This is yet another of Satan’s attacks, but this time on Christ Himself.
After the flight to Egypt, He returned once more to Nazareth,
Matthew 2:23 (KJV) And He came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
This chapter (Matt 2) comes between
Luke 2:39-40 (KJV)
39. And when they had performed all things according to the law of the LORD, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.
40. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him.
4. 12 - 7:29 The Kingdom
8.1 – 16.20 The King The fourfold
Ministry of the Lord http://www.godsplan.org.uk/firstperaeandiscourses.htm
16.21 - 20.34 The King
21.1 – 26.35 The Kingdom
36. Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane and saith unto the disciples, “Sit ye here while I go and pray yonder.”
37. And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38. Then saith He unto them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here and watch with Me.”
39. And he went a little further, and fell on His face, and prayed, saying ``O My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from Me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou will’’
40. And He cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, “What, could ye not watch with Me one hour?”
41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit is indeed willing, but the flesh is weak.
42. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.”
43. And He came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
44. And He left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.
45. Then cometh He to His disciples, and saith unto them, “Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold the hour is at hand, and the son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
46. Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray Me.
The next and last chapter is the final event in Christ’s first, and remarkable advent. This is what God planned after the rebellion by Satan, and coming to its successful conclusion if you can call it that. Satan’s sons of Cain, the Pharisees, were in turmoil not knowing how to deal with Him. They knew full well by the scriptures, and by their father Satan who He was. Being from a line of murderers they planned to kill Him, and Judas played a huge part in prophecy.
Matthew 26:55-56 (KJV)
55.In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, “Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves (Clubs) for to take Me? I sat daily with you teaching in the Temple, and ye laid no hold on Me.
56. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”
Matthew 26.47- 28.15 Death, Burial, and Resurrection.
20. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask [for ] Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
Here is the deceit of Satan yet again, and the easy persuasion of the Jews of the multitude.
21. The governor answered and said unto them, “Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you?” They said, “Barabbas.”
22. Pilate saith unto them, “What shall I do then with Jesus Which is called Christ?” They all say unto him, “Let Him be crucified.”
23. And the governor said, “Why, what evil hath He done?” but they cried out the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified.”
24. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just Person: see ye to it.”
25. Then answered all the People, and said, “His blood be on us, and on our children.”
The Jews have paid heavily since this treachery, and will continue to do so.
26. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
Anyone reading this and understanding what is being said and done, and is not close to tears; will not be indifferent much longer. Cain’s children the Pharisees, after persuading the mob that they should ask for the freedom of a murderer called Barabbas, (The murderers look after their own) and get what they are beying for; Blood.
All the multitude of people shouted, “His blood be on us, and our children.” Well it has been, and a lot more to come. This horrible situation comes about mainly due to ignorance; and reflects todays society.. God’s Word is available to everyone, but to date Satan is in the ascendancy and is hiding, and disguising this very fact by distracting God’s People with all kind’s of gadgets and tricks, leaving their minds wide open to Satan’s cretin’s, and false prophets. Most people today have very little understanding of the Bible, and could not care less; but very shortly all that will change.
CHRIST WENT THROUGH A WIDE RANGE OF INSULTS, MOCKING, TAUNTING, DEGRADATION, DEBILITATING TORTURE, AND HUMILIATION.
TO FOLLOW CHRIST IN ALL HIS WAYS WILL BE TO SUFFER THE VERY SAME PERSECUTIONS HE DID.
Matthew 10:22 (KJV) And ye shall be hated of all men for My names sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm
28. And they stripped Him, and put on Him a scarlet robe.
29. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon His head, and a reed in His right hand: and they bowed the knee before Him, and mocked Him, Saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
30. And they spit upon Him, and took the reed, and smote Him on the head.
31. And after that they had mocked Him, they took the robe off from Him, and put His own raiment on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
32. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name:
him they compelled to bear His
33. And when they came unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull.
34. They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink.
35. And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, “They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots.”
36. And sitting down they watched Him there;
37. And set up over His head His accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
This is not therefore the inscription written by Pilate and put upon the cross before it left Pilate’s presence (John19: 10) this was brought after the dividing of the garments; and was probably the result of the discussion of John.
THE INSCRIPTION ON THE TREE (See Ap163) https://levendwater.org/companion/append163.html
The cross, I believe is the mark of Cain http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm testified to the way they treated Christ.
Each of the four Gospels gives a different wording of these inscriptions: -
1. Matt 27:37: “This is Jesus, the king of the Jews.”
2. Mark 15:20: “The King of the Jews.”
3. Luke 23:38: “This is the King of the Jews.”
4. John 19:19: “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”
Here again the difficulty is created by assuming that these similar but different records are identical, without noticing the exact words which are written. It is universally assumed that there was only one, and then follows the efforts to explain the alleged “discrepancies” between the different versions of it. If we note carefully what is actually said all will be clear.
1. Mark 15:26 can be dismissed; for he does not say anything about a “title” being put on the stake or anywhere else, which anyone had seen. It is a question of the Lord’s “accusation”, or “indictment”, or the ground or cause of His condemnation as claiming to be “The King of the Jews.
2. John 19:19 speaks of a “title” written by Pilate before it left Pilate’s presence; for no one suggests that Pilate went to the scene of the execution and wrote anything there.
In Pilate’s writing the three languages were in order:
And it was read after the stake-had been set up. This was the one, which gave rise to the argument between the Chief Priests and Pilate. (John 19: 21-22); and this argument took place before the parting of the garments (vv 23-24)
111. The inscription in Matt 27:37 was the result of that that discussion; for another “title” was brought and was “set up over His head”, after they had “”parted His garments,” and having sat down they watched Him there.(vv35,36,) As there could hardly have been two titles at the same time, the former must have then been taken down and the other substituted.. We are not told how long the argument lasted or when it ceased, or what was the final result of it.
Matthew 27:37 (KJV) And set up over his head his accusation written, This Is Jesus The King Of The
1V. A further result is seen in Luke 23:38; for another was brought much later, close upon “the sixth hour” (v44), when the darkness fell. It was written with the languages in a different order: (1) Greek, (2) Latin, and (3) Hebrew (v38). ¹ it was put up “over Him” “after the revilings of the People” (cp. Vv. 35-37, with v. 38); whereas Matthew’s (No111) was set up before the revilings (cp Matt 27:37 with v. 39).
1. Mark’s was only His indictment.
2. John’s was the first, written by Pilate himself (or by his order, in (1) Hebrew, (2) Greek, and (3) Latin), and was put on the stake before it left Pilate’s presence.
3. Matthews was the second, substituted for the first, in consequence of the arguments which took place, and was set up “over His head “after the garments had been divided, and before the revilings.
4. Luke’s was the third (and last), put up “over Him”, after the revilings (Luke 23:35), and was seen just before the darkness of the “sixth hour” (v.41). This was written in three languages but in a different order: ¹ (1) Greek, (2) Latin, and (3) Hebrew, (v38). Not in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin, as No 2 in John19: 19.
Thus, such differences as these are marks of Divine accuracy; and, instead of being sources of difficulties, become, when rightly divided, the means of their removal.
John 19:21-22 (KJV)
21. Then said the chief priests of the Jews (Kenites) to Pilate, “Write not, The King of the Jews;’ but that He said, I am King of the Jews.”
22. Pilate answered,” What I have written I have written.”
46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” That is to say, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?”
The answer was: Simply because God did not want to look on any longer at this awful carnage of His only begotten son.
50. Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani. The English transliteration of the Greek, which is the Greek transliteration of the Aram (The name of a group of kindred tribes scattered over portions of Syria, Mesopotamia, and Arabia) ēlī, ēlī lamah `ӑzabthānī. The whole expression is Aramaic.
John 3:14-21 (KJV)
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Here is the reason that I believe in the stake and not the cross. At the top of the stake is nailed a piece of wood with a snake called a serpent entwined around the piece of wood. Who else was called a serpent? http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm. Dividing the word of God is essential to learning the TRUTH. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage5.htm
It is commonly thought by students, that the cross is a mark made to Cain by God after the slaying of his brother, and before being expelled. "But in return, God convicted Cain as having been the murderer of his brother; and said, "I wonder at thee, that thou knowest not what is become of a man whom thou thyself hast destroyed.' God therefore did not inflict the punishment [of death] upon him, on account of his offering sacrifice, and thereby making supplication to Him not to be extreme in His wrath to him; but He made him accursed, and threatened his posterity in the seventh generation. He also cast him, together with his wife, out of that land. And when he was afraid that in wandering about he should fall among wild beasts, and by that means perish, God bid him not to entertain such a melancholy suspicion, and to go over all the earth without fear of what mischief he might suffer from wild beasts; and setting a mark upon him that he might be known, he commanded him to depart"
THE GREEK TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Aramaic was Hebrew, as it was developed during and after the captivity in Babylon. There were two branches known roughly as eastern (which is Chaldee), and Western (Mesopotamian, or Palestinian) This latter was known also as Syriac; and the Greeks used “Syrian” as an abbreviation for Assyrian, and. this was perpetuated by the early Christians.
Syriac flourished until the seventh century A.D. In the eighth and ninth it was overtaken by the Arabic; and by the thirteenth century it had disappeared. Thus with the Lord’s last breath He gives divine authority to the OLD TESTAMENT.
Matthew 27:59-60 (KJV)
59. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth.
60. And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.
Matthew 28:7(KJV) And go quickly, and tell His disciples He is risen, as He said. Come see where the Lord lay.
Jesus was crucified, died, and was buried; on the third day He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and now sits at the right hand of God until He comes again on the sound of the seventh trump. Satan has bruised His heel, but Christ shall return and crush Satan’s head.
This time He will not be meek and mild, but come as KING of kings, and LORD of Lords, and rule with a rod of iron; and fulfill the prophecy of (Gen 3:15). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm .
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) 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.
Matthew 28:18 - 20 (KJV)
18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.’
19. ‘Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost.’
20. ‘Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” Amen.’”
The end of the world means the end of the age, time, or dispensation. While end = Greek, suntelia (Not “telos”) = closing time, denoting the joining of two age-times: i.e. the closing time of one leading on to the other. The suntelia marks the closing period, while “telos” marks the actual, and final end. http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
Aiōn = an age, or age-time, the duration of which is indefinite, and may be limited or extended as the context of each occurrence may demand. The root meaning aiōn is expressed by the Hebrew `olām which denotes indefinite, unknown or concealed duration. In the same way we speak of “the patriarchal age”, or “the golden age” etc. Hence it has come to denote any given period of time, characterised by a special form of Divine administration or dispensation.
In the plural we have the Heb `olāmim and Greek aiōnes used of ages, or of a succession of age-times, and of an abiding from age to age. These ages, or age-times were all prepared and arranged by God;
Hebrew 1:2 (KJV) Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His son, Whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by Whom also He made the worlds. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
This age we are in is called the flesh age, and even though it seems Satan has scored a victory over God, and Christ, he is still fighting a voracious battle with God’s children “Israel” today; why?
If we go back to the beginning,
Ezekiel 28:18 (KJV) ‘Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
The word "violence" is Strong's 2555 and means chamac (khaw-mawce'); from 2554; violence; by implication, wrong; by meton Unjust gain. Strong's 2554 is chamac (khaw-mas'); a primitive root; to be violent; by implication, to maltreat. Lucifer with his lies and deception received unjust gain and sinned. This happened in the first earth age and at that time a third of God's children followed after Lucifer. (It is also happening on this fallen earth today).
This is the first great promise and prophecy and pulls the whole of Genesis and Revelation together. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gentont.htm
Divine provision was made to Adam and Eve before expelling them both from the Garden of Eden, coats and skins were made by God to cover their spiritual bodies. http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshcovering.htm These coats and skins I believe, we have to discard to be with God again in paradise, and with Christ; God’s only begotten Son, has shown us the way back from Death, Resurrection (With Our Lord Jesus Christ) (Triumph over Satan) and back to living in peace and security in God’s New Kingdom. As well as all this Christ took away the sins of the world. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup. hthttp://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htmm
9 Revelation Nine. Denotes finality of judgement http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thenumbernine.htm
Are there any prophecies in the Old Testament of when the Messiah would be born? There are several prophecies about Jesus Christ in Isaiah and Psalms, which describe many of the things that the Messiah would do when he would come to earth. But was any hint provided of exactly when the mission of Jesus Christ's first coming would be fulfilled?
Yes, there is one very precise prophecy found in the book of Daniel. It has been understood for centuries to be accurate to within a few years, or even to the very year, but there has been no general agreement on how the details were fulfilled.
The purpose of this article is to show for the first time that Daniel's prophecy is accurate to the very day on the Enoch calendar. Thus, the prophecy stands as a witness of both the foreknowledge of God and also of the precise timing of events of the Saviour’s life, planned from the foundation of the world. It is also a testimony of the authenticity of the Book of Daniel.
When one reckons from the day that Ezra left to rebuild Jerusalem (Sat 3 Apr 458 BC), to one of the two possible dates for the Crucifixion (Fri 1 Apr AD 33), the interval is almost exactly seventy weeks of years (7X70 = 490 years) on our calendar. When the Enoch calendar is used, then the separation of the two dates completes exactly seventy weeks of Enoch years, to the very day. This precise timing provides a strong witness
1) Of God's foreknowledge of both dates,
2) Of the authenticity of the Book of Daniel, and
3) Of Fri 1 Apr AD 33 as the date of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Truly the Lord has provided several witnesses of the key dates in the Saviour’s life as testimony of the authenticity of the Book of Daniel. http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/lds/meridian/2004/daniel.html
RISE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Rome was no longer a republic; Augustus was a dictator who restored order to Rome, and during the Pax Romana period 200 years of peace reigned within Rome - 27 BC to 180 A.D.. During the time of Tiberius (14 – 37 A.D) a religious prophet was crucified in the province of Judea. His people assured him it was no big deal - At the time of the crucifixion, the sky darkened. This unexplained phenomenon was reported by contemporary historians to have occurred in all known parts of the world of that time. Meanwhile the Romans expanded on Greek Culture, and Augustus died in 14 AD. (It was during his time that Jesus was born.)
Christ was Crucified AD 33
The tribute penny mentioned in the Bible is commonly believed to be a Roman denarius depicting Tiberius.
The Gospels record that during Tiberius' reign, Jesus of Nazareth preached and was executed under the authority of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea. In the Bible, Tiberius is mentioned by name only once, in Luke, stating that John the Baptist entered on his public ministry in the fifteenth year of his reign. Many references to Caesar (or the emperor in some other translations), without further specification, would seem to refer to Tiberius. Similarly, the "Tribute Penny" referred to in Matthew and Marks popularly thought to be a silver denarius coin of Tiberius.
Pontius Pilate was the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea from AD 26–36. He is best known as the judge at Jesus' trial and the man who authorized the Crucifixion.
Pilate appears in all four Canonical gospels. In Matthew, Pilate washes his hands of Jesus and reluctantly sends him to his death.
Mark, depicting Jesus as innocent of plotting against Rome, portrays Pilate as extremely reluctant to execute Jesus, blaming the Jewish priestly hierarchy for his death. In Luke, Pilate not only agrees that Jesus did not conspire against Rome, but Herod Antipas, the Tetrarch, also finds nothing treasonable in Jesus' actions. In John, Jesus' claim to be the Son of Man or the Messiah to Pilate and the Sanhedrin is not portrayed at all. Pilate's biographical details are unclear. Then in 1961 an inscription with his name was found (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilate_stone confirming his historicity and adding to the credence of the Biblical accounts.
The partial inscription reads (conjectural letters in brackets): (the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.)
[DIS AUGUSTI]S TIBERIEUM
The translation from Latin to English for the inscription reads: Pontius Pilate, prefect of Judea, has restored the Tiberieum of the Seaman (or possibly, of the Caesareans)
The Church of Rome actually grew to have primacy over a period of many years, particularly in the centuries after Constantine. (Constantine was Roman Emperor from (306 to 337).
The pope, supported by the majority of bishops and Church Fathers sought to trace the authority of the papacy back to Peter, making him the first pope.
MATHEW 16:13-19, IS WHERE SATAN’S PAPAL SYSTEM USURPED THE AUTHORITY OF CHRIST,
Matthew 16:13-19 (KJV)
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?”
14 And they said, “Some say that Thou art John the Baptist: some Elias; and others Jeremias, or one of the Prophets.”
15 He saith unto them, “But whom say ye that I am?”
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 And Jesus answered and said unto Him, “Blessed art thou Simon Bar-jona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father Which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Christ responds to Simon Peter’s answer, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” “Blessed art thou Simon Bar-jona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father Which is in heaven. Christ goes on to say, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church); And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
The Keys = For the power to open. Christ has the keys of Hades; Peter had the keys of the kingdom. The Kingdom of the heavens, this power Peter exercised in Acts 2 in Israel, and Acts 10 among the Gentiles. Not the church of the mystery (Eph 8), and the 1611 edition of the A.V (Authorised Version). K.J.V. omits this “and” thou shalt bind, etc. This power was given to the others and exercised in Acts 5:1-11, 12-16
Matt 18:8 (KJV) Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
John 20:23 (KJV) Whosoever sins ye remit (Forgive), they are remitted (Forgiven) unto them; and whosoever sins ye retain, they are retained.
This authority bestowed upon the apostles and others continued in force with other “gifts” until acts 28, which reveals the final rejection of the Kingdom. To suppose that the “Church” of Eph. 1 has any share in them is not rightly to divide the Word of Truth, but to introduce perplexity and confusion. Who else introduces perplexity and confusion?
Ephesians 1 (KJV)
01 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
02 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
03 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
04 According as he hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
05 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
06 To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
07 In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace;
08 Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
09 Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in My prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,
20 Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
22 And hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.
Mark 16:17 (KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues:
Whatever authority is implied, no power was given to communicate it to others or to them in perpetuity.
(The quality or condition of being perpetual) Binding and loosing is a Hebrew idiom for exercising authority. To bind = to declare what shall be binding (e.g. laws and precepts) and what shall not be binding.
One thing however, is certain, and that is our only point in this (APP147) https://levendwater.org/companion/append147.html is that the earliest reference made to this passage disclaim all idea of its having any reference to the Apostle Peter, but only to HIM Who was the subject of Peter’s confession. Upon this rock I will build My church, a rock (in situ) is immovable; and the Messiah, as being the “Son of the living God” Who is the foretold “foundation stone”
It meant the Catholic Bishops and priests of that time worded such document(s) that the Lord gave power to Peter to admit anyone to heaven or to hell; and that Peter was thus the first pope, and that he transferred this power to the next pope, and this one to the next, and so on, down the centuries. And the people believed that this must be so because the words seemed to read that way, and they did not understand them aright.
But the Lord has now taught us in the Writings that "the Rock" on which He said that He would build His Church was not Peter, but the truth that Peter confessed in verse 19, in the words,
“THOU ART THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.”
Main article: History of the Papacy.
Catholics recognize the Pope as a successor to Saint Peter, whom, according to the Bible, Jesus named as the "shepherd" and "rock" of the Church. Peter never bore the title of "Pope", which came into use much later, but Catholics recognize him as the first Pope, while official declarations of the Church only speak of the Popes as holding within the college of the Bishops a position analogous (Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy) to that held by Peter within the college of the Apostles, of which the college of the Bishops, a distinct entity, is the successor. That is to say it was advantageous to let people believe what they drew form it, and if later, there would be a controversial argument as to the source of that belief, then it was easy to point the finger back at the people for drawing such a conclusions.
Analogy is a cognitive ("to know" or "to recognize”) process of transferring information from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target), and a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process
By their subtle misinterpretation of the Lord's words (who else was subtle?) the popes, and the priests, (Kenites who were under them), obtained power and wealth. They would take money from the people, promising them forgiveness of sins if they paid for it. They introduced a kind of religious service called a "mass for the dead," which was said to free the dead from the torments of a place called "purgatory," if the priests were paid to perform the mass. They obtained such power over people that they even made kings afraid of them. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/manofsinrevealed.htm Follow this link for more information. Also http://www.godsplan.org.uk/pureHeavenlytruth.htm
CHRIST THE SURE FOUNDATION IS PROMISED.
Isaiah 28:16 (KJV) Therefore thus saith the LORD God, Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
And the rejected stone,
Psalm 118: 22 (KJV) The stone which the builders refused is become the headstone of the corner.
That is the Biblical and historical truth of the matter. In I John, the Apostle helps to identify this antichrist movement "already" working in John’s day, thus agreeing with Paul that the Man of Sin concept is not for the end of the age, but through most of this age.
Modern concepts of a literal man deceiving the world at the end of the age are both unreasonable and untenable in the light of Scriptural testimony. Martin Luther and reformers before and after him correctly identified the man of sin, the antichrist. They were correct. The incredible fantasies taught today is fiction for those wanting their ears tickled.
“An event which occurred in 539 A.D. when Justinian’s troops left Italy, leaving the Pope in charge. —"PONTIFEX MAXIMUS"— He is still called Pontiff today.
THE CATHOLIC COUNTER-REFORMATION
Taken from, A World History Vol 2 Edward H Judge & John W Langdon.
In the 1540s, after several decades of inability to stem the Protestant tide, Rome finally mounted a vigorous response. Pope Paul 111 (1534-1549), the earnest successor the hapless Clement V11, called a general council to initiate church reforms, authorised tribunals to prosecute Protestants for heresy, and approved new religious orders that reinvigorated the ancient Church. He thus began an era of Church reform and revitalisation, often called the Catholic Reformation, but also labelled by Church foes as the Counter-reformation, since it involved a counter attack against Protestantism.
In 1545, after years of pressure from Emperor Charles V, Paul 111 convened a great council of Catholic bishops and other church leaders. It was called the Council of Trent, which met in the years 1545-1547, 1551-1552, & 1562-1563, shaped Catholic doctrine and worship for the next four hundred years, bringing us to modern times. Although Charles V wanted it to compromise with Lutherans, and some bishops hoped it would limit papal power, the council instead went the other direction.
1. It affirmed many things that Protestants denied, including;
2. Indulgencies, (money for services) papal supremacy, priestly celibacy, the Latin Mass, and the Churches power to forgive sins. (Deplorable)
3. It insisted that salvation was based on both faith and good works, not on faith alone.
4. It declared that divine revelation was found in both the Bible and Church tradition, not in scripture alone.
5. It reasserted the Churches stance that there were seven sacraments, not just the two (baptism and communion) that Luther recognised.
6. And to reinforce Church unity, the council affirmed the pope’s pre-eminence.
Note the number of inferences made by the Catholic Papal office: Six (6) 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. He works six days. The hours of his day are a multiple of six. Athaliah usurped the throne of Judah for six years.
The great men who have stood out in defiance of God; (Goliath, Nebuchadnezzar, and Antichrist), are all emphatically marked by this number.
RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL STRIFE IN EUROPE
In the wake of the reformation, Europe was ravaged by a century of religious and political conflicts. Bolstered by the riches of their Spanish overseas empire, the Catholic Habsburgs strove to impose their power and faith by force on Protestant regions. The Protestants, however, staunchly defended their new religions and political autonomy, perpetuating the fragmentation of Western Christianity.
In the early sixteenth century, hoping to reform the Catholic Church, reduce Church corruption, improve public morals, and strengthen piety among the people, religious reformers started a rebellion known as the Protestant Reformation. They were supported in their efforts by many political leaders, who were alarmed at the growing power of the Habsburg family, and by numerous other people who resented the extravagance of popes and bishops, financed by the donations of the faithful.
But the Reformation’s outcome was not what its originators had hoped for. Europe’s religious unity was shattered, generating all sorts of new beliefs and competing Christian churches, as religious strife and religious zeal fuelled wars, inquisitions, persecutions, and witch hunts. Central Europe was left divided and weak, thwarting Habsburg efforts to transform the Holy Roman Empire, including Germany and much of Italy, into a centralised state.
And Europe as a whole was left divided among diverse states, each with its own religious institutions and issues.
So it is clearly seen that Satan is still at work here, over 500 years after the crucifixion.
10 Christ’s Return Ten. Denotes ordinal perfection.
From World War 1 & World War 2, both wars with Germany; and the Second World War with allies Italy. It is common knowledge that Germany under Adolf Hitler (1933-1945) is referred to as the Third Reich; it is however less well known what the First and Second Reich were. The word Reich is hard to translate to English, but realm or empire is probably the best translations.
· The First Reich was the Holy Roman Empire (the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, Heiliges Römisches Reich deutscher Nation, not the ancient Roman Empire), 800 - 1806. Charlemagne (Charles the Great) was crowned emperor by Pope Leo III in Rome on Christmas Day 800, this is normally seen as the founding of the Empire, but sometimes the year of 962 is used, that was when Otto I (Otto the Great) was crowned. The Empire existed almost in name only following the Peace of Westphalia at the end of the Thirty Years' War in 1648, but was not formally dissolved until 6 Aug 1806 when Emperor Francis II (Franz II) abdicated.
· The Second Reich was the Hohenzollern Germany, from the unification of Germany following the Franco-Prussian War (1870 - 1871) and crowning of Wilhelm I as German Emperor at the Palace of Versailles, with Otto von Bismarck as the first Reichskanzler, to the abdication of Wilhelm II in 1919 following the German defeat in the First World War.
· Third Reich. It is common knowledge that Germany under Adolf Hitler (1933-1945) is referred to as the Third Reich;
The Hohenzollern Empire was followed by the Weimar Republic (1919-1933), but this was not seen as the Third Reich, but rather as an
Interim Reich. The term Third Reich was most likely taken from the book "Das dritte Reich" published by Arthur Möller van den Bruck
(1876-1925) in 1923.
· Fourth Reich. This one is on its way under the guise of the Common Market which led to the re-unification of Germany and the E.U, Nato, and Rome.= The Holy Roman Empire. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/holyromanempireeuun.htm
Though few modern scholars look to the Bible for clues to understand geopolitics, the Bible’s prophetic references to Assyria in the "last days" do indeed point to modern Germany. Legends indicate that Germany’s oldest city, Trier, grew from an Assyrian colony founded on the site around 2000bc. Trier is a significant city. Located in southwest Germany, Trier is Germany’s oldest city as; in 2,000 B.C. the Assyrians established a settlement here. This Roman colony was founded in the command of Augustus in 16 B.C. and subsequently became a preferred dwelling of several Roman emperors and ultimately became known as “the second Rome.”
Subsequently, it got the popularity as a foremost hub of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman king. He even established the oldest church here in the year 326, the Trier Cathedral (Trierer Dom).
Arab sources in the 1400s
referred to the Germans as Assyriana. The Assyrians and their allies were the earliest nations to use iron
weapons, and iron has played a notable role in German social history. Charlemagne
ruled from Aachen in present day Germany. He wore a suit of iron armour and "took the iron crown of Lombardy"
to become the king of the Franks and Lombards From 1813 through to the end of
World War II, German soldiers were
awarded the Iron Cross for their meritorious (deserving of honor or
esteem) service in war.
German leader Otto von Bismarck acquired the nickname "the Iron Chancellor" for
his memorable words that the great
problems of the age would be solved by "blood
Prophecies in Daniel indicate that "at the time of the end" the German-led European "beast power" (called "the king of the North") will engage in military operations (Winnail D. Modern Nations and God’s Ancient Plan/ Tomorrow's World Magazine). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingofthenorth.htm
This proves all too much for any one man or indeed government(s) and on the sound of the 7th Trumpet Christ returns to sort out Satan and all the distress that goes with it.
Revelation 11:14-15 (KJV)
14 The second woe is past; and behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever.”
This is the whole reason why Satan has tried desperately to eradicate Christ since Genesis when he knew Christ would be born through a virgin. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm
It is no surprise at all that Satan is still going to continue to the bitter end, even though there is more chance of hell freezing over than Satan ever succeeding.
Conversely God’s Plan has been to use Satan and his followers to separate all the Tares from the Wheat, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm because God certainly does not want tares in the coming Kingdom. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
The bearded darnel, mentioned only in Matt. 13:25-30. It is the Lolium temulentum, a species of rye grass, the seeds of which are a strong soporific poison. It bears the closest resemblance to wheat until the ear appears, and only then the difference is discovered. It grows plentifully in Syria and Palestine."
Matthew 13::24-30 (KJV)
24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field.
This verse refers to the Garden of Eden, and planting in that garden good seed which He had made with His own Hands. Adam and Eve, who was to be the progenitor of the lineage down to Mary and Joseph, through the house of Jesse, from which Christ on His first advent; would be born from.
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Adam and Eve were very innocent in the garden, and as the KJV puts it, they were both naked and not ashamed. Satan subtly changed God’s word and took advantage of Eve, and she in turn invited Adam to take advantage.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
As a result of Satan and Adam taking advantage, two sons were born Cain and the other Abel.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, “Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares?”
God had made Adam from the dust of the ground (Adamah) and named him Adam: From this man’s lineage Christ would be born to Mariam and Joseph of the house of Jesse, and Satan had tried to prevent it.
28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this.” The servants said unto him, “Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”
This enemy was Satan.
29 But he said, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Satan and his evil lineage the tares (Kenites) continue to this day, but will be gathered in at the harvest and burnt.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
But for now both are on this earth contesting for dominance, until Christ and His angel’s return for the harvest and deal with the problem.
This is why it is so vitally important to understand what is going on, so you can make the right decision of whom you choose.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee and the woman; and between thy seed and her seed, It (Christ) shall bruise thy head, (crush) and thou shalt bruise His heel. (Crucifixion)
11 Armageddon Eleven. Denotes, disorder, disorganisation http://www.godsplan.org.uk/armageddon.htm
The way is being prepared for a colossal third force in world politics—a European Federation of Nations more powerful than either Russia or the United States! We have shown years in advance what would happen to Russia’s ill-fated Empire in Eastern Europe”
Not since the days of the Tower of Babel have humanity’s efforts been more intertwined and interconnected. Today we commonly talk of how the world has been transformed into a “global village.” Jet planes, instantaneous telecommunication and integrated world economies have changed our world. From finance to manufacturing, multinational corporations and conglomerates now dominate virtually every field. People everywhere are linked by the Internet and satellite television transmissions. Yet paradoxically, nations are increasingly subdividing and fragmenting along old ethnic and religious lines. Where is it all leading?
While the world economy becomes ever more interconnected, ancient ethnic rivalries and hatreds are being renewed afresh. Leaders in finance and government cite these continually increasing pressures to illustrate the need for a viable alternative to the present, unsteady system of independent nation-states. It is apparent that unless human emotions can be channelled differently, they will fracture the whole global economic structure.
Humanity is seeking an identity that reaches beyond current divisions and rivalries. Internationalists have a great desire to supplant the independent nation-state with something greater. Still, they have been unable to devise a solution that would claim the loyalty and stir the emotions of the average man in the street. People do not develop intense emotional loyalty to faceless bureaucrats or to goals of maximizing corporate profits.
Where is this looming crisis—fragmentation in an age of globalism—really taking us? There is only one source where you can find the answer!
The Creator God is the One who has declared the end from the beginning
Isaiah 46:10 (KJV) Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying,” My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure:”
He also lays it out for us in His book, the Holy Bible. The most complete outline of future events is found in that last and most mysterious of Bible books, the book of Revelation. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/revelation_%20revealed.htm In it we read of a mysterious Beast, which is described with heads and horns, bringing a dreadful mark. This creature is described as dominating the whole world and wielding awesome power and control. But what does this all mean? Can you really understand it anyway? Though much of Revelation is in symbolic language, the Bible actually interprets its own symbols! Read on to understand the clear message of the prophecies of your Bible regarding the Beast of Revelation.
These prophetic words will have more effect on your world and your own future than you can possibly imagine.
12 The Kingdom Twelve. Denotes Government perfection http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm In other words, we cannot enter the kingdom of God while we have our flesh bodies. To enter into God’s kingdom; our bodies of flesh must be discarded, and they then return to the dust: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/future.htm
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.
‘Ādām denotes his origin, as being made from the “dust of the adamah” (ground, Latin homo). Our spiritual bodies are then free to enter. This is why at the coming of Christ we will see Him as He really is. His brightness (Shekinah) will not harm us as it would our physical, or organic sight, by blinding us as if looking directly at the sun. While also, this is the reason why there will be no need of a dying sun, or light reflection from the moon and stars. God and His Son Jesus Christ are the light, and that is why the kingdom will last forever. No disease, death, aging, corruption, (political & religious) what an absolutely wonderful time.
But like the Pharisees and Sadducees, there are those who will resist heavily (Armageddon) the second coming of Christ, as they did the first; but this time Christ will not be returning as a humble pushover. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Those who are asleep (or dead) in Christ will be changed into their spiritual bodies, as will those who are left alive. To understand why those who will resist Christ are not changed see (The Parable of the Wheat and Tares. Matt 13:30) above.
We will be changed instantly at the sound of the Seventh Trumpet, the dead, as well as those still alive will all be saved.
53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
For all of us with a corrupt flesh body must, of necessity, discard it to enable the spiritual body to enter The Kingdom.
The wonderful news of the coming Kingdom of God is the heart and core of Jesus Christ's message for humanity. Jesus will return to earth and establish this Kingdom, and He will be the Ruler of the Kingdom of God. Consider this prophecy of Jesus Christ's return:
Revelation 11:15 (KJV) And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever.
Jesus Christ will rule over literal kingdoms on earth, and replace the governments of mankind, with their inherent inability to solve human problems that are rooted in humanity's inability to choose the right way to live
Proverbs 16:25 (KJV) There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.
Jesus Christ will rule the nations of the earth!
This is the gospel—the good news—that Jesus Christ taught. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/teachingofjesus.htm The focus of Jesus Christ's message was the announcement of a coming world government. This government; will not be ruled by selfishly motivated humans; but by Jesus Christ, and it will continue forever!
Luke 21:31 (KJV) So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
13 War against Christ Thirteen. Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, revolution, etc.
Armageddon has already been covered in detail on this site, so I will leave a link to follow for those of you who have not read it. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/beastimage.htm
Suffice to say that we will all be caught up in the horrors of this final war, but remember everything on this website is here to enable you to understand why it is happening, and what you must do to come through it. I hope and pray that you do not face the second death.
14 New Earth Ten. Denotes ordinal perfection Four. Denotes creative works (10 + 4),
Isa 65:17 (KJV) “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.’
Isa 66:22 (KJV) ‘For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before Me,’ saith the LORD, ‘so shall you and your seed remain.’”
2 Peter 3:13 (KJV) Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth.
Re 21:1 (KJV) 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. (People)
The Eternal Purpose
The Dispensational Plan Of The Bible. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm
Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eternalplan.htm
A THE PRIMAL CREATION. Heaven and Earth. “The world (Greek kosmos) that then was”. Gen 1: 1,2, 2 Peter 3:6. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
B SATAN’S FIRST REBELLION. The earth became waste and a ruin (Heb tohū vā bohū) Gen 1:2 God created it not a ruin (Isa 45:18, Heb tohū) nor waste (“confusion”) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
C THE EARTH RESTORED AND BLESSED. “The heaven and earth which are now.” Gen 1:2-2:3, 2 Peter 3:7 http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
D SATAN ENTERS AND THE CONSEQUENCES. Genesis 8. http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm
H THE KINGDOM REPROCLAIMED Acts 3: 19, 20, etc. The church of God called and taken out, Acts 13 and on, and earlier Pauline Epistles. The kingdom again rejected and Israel again scattered. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/paulineepistles.htm
H THE KINGDOM POSTPONED AND IN ABEYANCE. “Not yet” (Heb 2:8) the later, or Prison Epistles Pauline. The mystery revealed and proclaimed. Eph 3:2-11, Col 1:25, 2, 2:3, 1 Tim 3:16, THE NEW HOPE. Phil 3: 11-15 Titus 2:13, “The church which is His body” called and taken up. Phil3:11-14. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/paul.htm
G THE SECOND ADVENT “The first resurrection” The kingdom established. The King enthroned. “The day of the Lord” Matt 24: 25-31, Luke 19 11-27, Isa 2: 11-19 Joel 2 etc. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
F THE CHOSEN NATION RECALLED AND BLESSED Rom 11:11-36, Acts 15:16, Isa 60:61-62, Jer 30:31, Zech 12: 13-14 etc.
E MANKIND DEALT WITH AS A WHOLE Joel 3:2, Matt 25 31-4 6, Acts 15 :17, Rom 15 : 8-12, Rev 4 : 19.
D SATAN BOUND AND THE CONSEQUENCES Rev 20: 1-3.
C THE EARTH Restored and blessed Rev 20::4-6, Isa 35 etc The Millennium.
B SATANS FINAL REBELLION Rev 20:7-10, Followed by the second resurrection and the judgement of the “great white throne”. The destruction of “all things that offend” Rev 20: 11-15 http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup.htm.
A THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH The day of God Rev21: 22, 2 Peter 3:12, 13, Isa 65: 17, 66:22. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
(1) The above Structure shows the respective dispensations in which God has been, and is dealing with the Jew, the Gentiles, and the church of God
The “church, which is His body” occupies the central position, and its present standing is seen to be separated from the future destiny and hope. The two rebellions of Satan also are seen to be in direct correspondence; suggesting the necessity why he must be loosed, and the loosing, for a little season. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection: on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.
7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.
(2) All things were created by Him “Who is before all things and by Whom all things consist.” (Lit, hang together).
WHO IS NOW “UPHOLDING ALL THINGS BY THE WORD OF HIS POWER”
The Structure shows in almost pictorial form the great lesson that God sets before us from Genesis to Revelation, viz. that no created being can stand (upright) apart from Christ the Creator. Hence the necessity for a “new heaven and a new earth” wherein abideth righteousness, inhabited by a “new creation” of beings who have by grace been made “partakers of the divine nature”
(3) Further, it will be seen that it is not God’s purpose to bring in the new heaven and new earth by means of the “church”. The new creation will be full of physical marvels, brought about by physical means and not “spiritual agencies”. These means and their results are set before us in Revelation,
Well may we explain with Paul, - “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God: how unsearchable are His judgements, and His ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been His counsellor? Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto Him again? For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be Glory forever. Amen.”
The world is more dangerous today than it has been in a generation, the head of NATO has said, days before the mobilisation of an estimated 100,000 Russian troops on the EU’s eastern borders, and as a nuclear crisis grows on the Korean peninsula. Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of the military alliance, said, “The sheer number of converging threats was making the world increasingly perilous.”
THERE YOU HAVE THE FULL MEANING OF THE BIBLE; WHICH LEADS US TO THE FUTURE KINGDOM.