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     “The World that then was…”

Primordial links    1.        Where we come from is explained in 2 Peter 3:5—6, Jubilees & Books links.

2 Peter 3:5—6

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

Creation in eternity past, to which all Fossils “Remains” belong.

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jubilees.htm

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm

Little is known of the world before the one we inhabit today. It is only by smidgeons of information afforded to the hardy researchers, and guidance from the indwelling Holy Spirit, does the Bible; God’s Word, begin to unearth the Truths which have for so long, been hidden by the Serpent. The TRUTH of what happened to that first world is discovered by seeking in the right places, and unearthing the TRUTHs, which, have been there since the beginning of this world we now populate. 

 

http://levendwater.org/companion/index_companion.html (See Appendix link for all Appendixes).

 

the Earth. Fig Anadiplosis Ap 6 An'-a-di-plo'-sis; or, Like Sentence Endings and Beginnings (Genesis 1:1, 2. Psalm 121:1, 2). The word or words concluding one sentence are repeated at the beginning of another.

Was = became See Gen 2:7; 4:3; 9:15; 19:26. Ex 32:1. Deut 27:9. 2 Sam 7:24, &c. Also translated came to pass, Gen 4:14; 22:1; 23:1; 27:1. Josh 4:1; 5:1. 1 Kings 13:32. Isa 14:24, &c. Also translated be (in the sense of become), verse 3, &c. and where the verb “to be” is not in Italic type. Hence Exodus 3:1, kept = became keeper, quit = become men, &c: See Appendix 7 The Revisers ill-advisedly decided that "all such words, now printed in italics, as are plainly implied in the Hebrew, and necessary in English, be printed in common type."

One of the consequences of this decision is that the very "to be" is not distinguished from the verb "to become", so that the lessons conveyed by the A.V. "was" and "was" in Gen. 1:2; 3 and 4; 9 and 10; 11 and 12, are lost.  See the notes on Gen. 1:2. For the general uses of various types in the English Bible.

see Appendix. 48.

 

without form = waste. Hebrew tohū vā bohū Fig Paronomasia. See Appendix 6. The earth was not created tohū by Jehovah (Isaiah 45:18), but it became tohū (Gen 1:2. 2 Peter 3:5—6).

 

Isaiah 45:18 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.

 

An enemy hath done this” (Matt 13: 25, 28, 39. Compare 1 Corinthians 14:33) See Appendix 8.

 

Matthew 13:25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

 

Matthew 13:28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this”. “The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”

 

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

 

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

 

was This is in Italic type, because there is no verb “to be” in Hebrew (see Appendix 7).

 

In like manner man became a ruin Gen 3 http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm

 

Psalm 14:1—3

1 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good”.

2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

Psalms 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

 

Psalms 53:1—3

1 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good”.

2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.

3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

 

Ecclesiastes 7:20 For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

 

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

 

Face. Fig Pleonasm Appendix 6.

            “Let there be light”…

THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, WHICH ARE NOW.

 

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

 

Genesis 1:2 And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

 

Restoration of the Ruined Earth.

 

and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

 

Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light:” and there was light.

 

Jehovah never repairs that which is broken, but starts afresh with the NEW. So with the restoration of the new Heavens and Earth.

 

2 Peter 3: 1--6

1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

4 And saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation”.

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:

 

Here we are today on this fallen [flesh] earth but hardly anyone knows, (1) where we come from, (2) why we are here, or (3) where we are going; yet it is all to be found in the verses of God’s Word if one will only seek to find.

 

2.   Why we are here is expressed in the whole of God’s Word.

The validity of traditional Christian teaching about an early end of the world and a sure judgement of sinners is reaffirmed. Its certainty is divinely assured. We are called on to remember that Christian teaching had been forshadowed in the ancient prophets and that this wisdom had already been communicated by Christ to the apostles. In particular, the day of the Lord had been announced by the prophets, had been preached by Jesus, and had been reaffirmed by the apostles (Verse 2). It was preposterous, therefore, for moderns to deny the expectation of Christ’s return. When they said all things had been going on for a hundred years or more since his death just as before, they were failing to recognise that God does not count time as do men. With Him even a thousand years might be as a single day. They who imagine that the end of the world is still far off are deceiving themselves. Its dissolution is sure. (See verses 8 forward).

(ABC page 206 Final Judgements) In the hands of the prophets, The Day of Jehovah underwent a radical change; they lifted it into the moral realm, and insisted that while the Day of Jehovah would bring the destruction of its enemies and the exaltation of its friends, He must determine His friends as well as His enemies, based on moral, not racial considerations. Consequently, Israel, not meeting the ethical standards of Jehovah, must suffer punishment; The Day of Jehovah means its destruction and not its exaltation.

The Day of Jehovah is described as a day of terror and great dread, a day of punishment and judgement. Primarily, the day comes in order to punish a sinful people, but its results are to be felt by the entire world order; there are to be great disturbances in the cosmic order; even the fish come under its drastic and far-reaching punishments. The time of its coming and its duration are by no means clear.

His chief concern is for the maintenance of high standards of Christian morality. The great lesson he tries to drive home is the absolute necessity for Holy living and the cultivation of genuine godliness on the part of all persons within the church. 

The only safe course is to maintain the traditional knowledge of Christ as Lord and Saviour which has been meditated through the apostolic teaching and which constitutes the generally accepted tradition of the church.

The answer, above therefore, is that we are on this fallen earth to make a decision as to who we follow; Satan the enemy, who is the prince of this fallen earth, with all its dark evils.

 

Or Our Father Jehovah; to which most of the Bible is dedicated. Satan has buried the information required to make a positive decision, and keeps the young busy with technology and Aps to study, therefore; they must be led, and taught, in the ways of godliness. Only God’s Word the KJV can supply all the necessities.

 

2 Peter 7--18

07 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

08 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.

09 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

 

The Kingdom of God. http://godsplan.org.uk/futurekingdom.htm

(V7) Reveals that the heavens as well as this temporary earth state we now live on are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the coming Day of Judgement, and destruction of ungodly men. (Incidentally; this does not mean that only men will be destroyed, but females also). It must also be pointed out that Jehovah has put up with an awful lot from us, and does not wish to lose anyone, so we must all come to repentance. (Verse 9) The Day of the Lord will come upon us very soon and with a great suddenness, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise; the earth and all the works that are upon it shall be burned up. (Verse 10).

Seeing how we will lose all we have stored up in this life, nothing will remain, and we must ask ourselves what type of person ought we to be while on this fallen earth. Even if you disbelieve in God, what profit will it benefit you if everything is destroyed? This is one major upheaval you will seriously have to come to terms with (Verse 11). If you do envisage yourself in the Christian life, and work diligently towards that righteous goal, then I pray that you be found without spot, and blameless. I know it may be hard for you to understand, however; there is an enormous amount of help out there on the Internet especially. To deny Christ and Jehovah is destruction for you and your family.

 

“Kingdom of God” is a term applied to the ideal future, which the O.T. prophets expected soon to become a reality. During that age the will and purpose of God would be supreme; it would be, in a true sense, a theocracy; (government of a state by immediate divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided). and conditions in the Kingdom would be an expression of the character of God Himself.

Its seat is to be upon the earth, with Palestine as its centre and Jerusalem as its capital. The Kingdom will continue forever, but this does not necessarily imply that individual members will enjoy eternal life; successive generations will guarantee the continued existence of the Kingdom—a national immortality. The Messiah appears in only a few instances, and bears no organic connection with the Kingdom. The glories of this kingdom consist in large part of external prosperity: e.g., the dispersed Israelites return to Palestine. The Temple rebuilt; The Temple area is to be the centre of a new fruitfulness; the whole land is to be well watered and the waste places restored to fertility similar to that, which blessed the Garden of Eden; animals of all kinds are to forget their fierce and savage habits and become the friends of men. Men are to enjoy the right of personal property and all kinds of material blessings will be theirs.

It would be a mistake, however, to think of the blessings as only material and external. There are also rich Spiritual gifts anticipated. To begin with, admission to the Kingdom depends upon proper Spiritual qualifications—intimate personal relationship with God; sin has no place at all  in the Kingdom and will consequently be destroyed;   

 

Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

 

it will be a kingdom of joy because the fatherhood of Jehovah and fellowship of the citizens will be realised; there will be peace not only between God and man, but also between man and man, and between man and the animal world. All these blessings become possible because God Himself will dwell in the midst of His People.

The second century B.C. literature retains many of these O.T. conceptions. The materialistic aspect of the blessings is highly elaborated. The members of the Kingdom are to live for a thousand years and beget a thousand children; the restored fertility of the soil will be such that the yield of all fruits and grains will be ten thousand fold; every vine will have a thousand branches, every branch a thousand clusters, and every cluster a thousand grapes.

Israel is at the centre of the Kingdom, with only very few Gentiles admitted; even in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, where the Salvation of the Gentile is clearly asserted, he is subordinate to Israel. Throughout the century, the Kingdom is to be eternal. The Messiah is absent; but, may be seen in the person of a contemporary ruler, for instance, John Hyrcanus (who was a Hasmonean (Maccabean) leader of the 2nd century)

Two new features introduced in this century are:

1.      According to Enoch 90:28 forward, the old Temple is folded up and carried away with its pillars and ornaments; Then Jehovah brings a new and much larger Temple, with new pillars and ornaments, and sets it up on the old Temple site. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm  

2.      The Book of Jubilees (Chapter 23) furnishes the second feature of great interest. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jubilees.htm The advent of the Kingdom will be preceded by a series of woes, or signs; then the Kingdom comes in gradually, by a slow and general repentance of the Israelites.

This temporary kingdom will experience a reign of peace and joy, for Satan is to be imprisoned; there will be no old men, all will appear young and live for a thousand years.

God is trying to reinforce some very important lessons concerning Satan himself, especially for believers. First, that he has been and always will be the enemy of humanity. As God has fixed His love on us, Satan has for us a special hatred. Ever since Satan's fall (Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28), he has been the adversary of believers, and he is aptly described as the ultimate deceiver of mankind (John 8:44; 1 John 2:22). All he can give or promise man is death and destruction (John 10:10a). Satan is to be a truly defeated foe, as shown here, and his ultimate doom is certain, along with the doom of all who follow him. God is trying to remind us that Satan is a created being who is powerless before Him (2 Corinthians 12:7). All this should encourage believers today to take God at His Word concerning our position in Christ with respect to the devil. (Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 4:1-7; James 4:6-8; 1 John 2:15-29; 1 John 4:1-3), especially as we remember this grand truth: "...greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world" (1 John 4:4).
Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/release-Satan.html#ixzz33f5Gfzpp

Following the final judgement an eternal age will begin, but details of description are wanting. The books of 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra furnish other interesting ideas concerning the Kingdom.

2 Baruch considers his own age as an age of corruption, which is to be followed by an eternal age of incorruption, the interval between the two  being bridged by an earthly Kingdom of temporary duration; which, however, is reckoned a part of the age of corruption. It is a period of triumph over the enemies of Israel; in a few instances the Messiah plays an active part in the punishments inflicted upon the latter.

The present age of corruption by means of a great cataclysm; will end, which is a part of Jehovah’s pre-determined plan for the world; http://godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm the time of its coming is known by no one except Jehovah Himself. It is useless for man or angel to make any effort to understand the end of the age.

 

THE SEVEN TIMES OR DISPENSATIONS http://levendwater.org/companion/append195.html

In the Bible seven distinct administrations are set before us.  Each has its own beginning and ending; each is characterised by certain distinctive principles of God's dealings; each ends in a crisis or judgment peculiar to itself, save No. 7, which is without end. Tabulate these thus:

 

1. The Edenic state of innocence.

End -- the expulsion from Eden. (The Fall) http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm

 

2. The period "without law" (the times of ignorance, Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent:

End -- the Flood and the judgment on Babel. http://godsplan.org.uk/noah.htm

 

3. The era under law.

End - The rejection of Israel. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/firstandsecondadam.htm

 

4. The period of grace.

End - The "day of the Lord". http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stormcoming.htm  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/great%20tribulation2.htm

 

5. The epoch of judgment.

End - The destruction of Antichrist. (Yet Future)

 

6. The millennial age.

End - The destruction of Satan, and the judgment of the great white throne. (Yet Future)

 

7. The eternal state of glory.

No End (Yet Future)

 

All seven dispensations exhibit differing characteristics, which call for the close attention of the Bible student.  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm

 

THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES.

While the seven dispensations above specified are the main divisions of the long period of the Divine dealings, there is still another dispensation referred to as "the times of the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24), a dispensation which overlaps two of the above divisions.  These times began when Jerusalem passed under the power of Babylon (477 B.C.  See Ap. 50, p. 60, and Ap. 180), and continue while Jerusalem is "trodden down of the Gentiles" (Luke 21:24).  These "times" are referred to in Rom. 11:25, which has no reference to the completion of "the church", as is so generally believed, but relates to the fullness, or filling up, of the times of the Gentiles, the word "Gentiles" being put for the times which they fill up.

 

THE PARENTHESIS OF THE PRESENT DISPENSATION.

In the Nazareth Synagogue (Luke 4:16-20) our Lord stood up and read from the book of the prophet Isaiah.  After reading the first verse and part of the second (of ch. 61), He closed the book.  Why stop there?  Because the next sentence belonged, and still belongs, to a future dispensation.  The acceptable "year of the Lord" had come, but "the day of vengeance of our God" has not even yet appeared.  Thus did the Lord divide two dispensations.  There is no mark in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 61:2 to indicate any break, yet an interval of nearly 2,000 years separates the two clauses quoted.  In this interval comes the whole of the present church dispensation, following on the years after Israel's final rejection (Acts 28:25-28).  See Ap. 180, 181.

 

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

 

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