THE DISPENSATIONAL PLAN OF THE BIBLE.

Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

First Book. For its relation to the other books of the Pentateuch [The first five books of the Bible] as well as to the Hebrew Canon of the O.T. (A biblical canon, or canon of scripture, is a list of books considered to be authoritative scripture by a particular  religious community).

Ap 1 http://levendwater.org/companion/append1.html

Book. Ap 47. http://levendwater.org/companion/append47.html

Moses. Ascribed to him, Mark 10:2—8, &c; See Ap 2 http://levendwater.org/companion/append2.html

Genesis. This is no part of the Hebrew Title, which is simply Berĕshīth, which means “in [the] beginning”, because it is the book of all beginnings. The word Genesis is Greek and means generation, creation. For its being complimentary to the Apocalypse, See Ap 3 http://levendwater.org/companion/append3.html

 

(A) THE PRIMAL CREATION. HEAVENS AND EARTH.

[1].THE WORLD (GREEK KOSMOS) THAT THEN WAS.” 2 Peter 3:5--6  These two extraordinary verses of Peter indicate; quite clearly, that God’s Word, The Holy Bible has no argument with scientists regarding the actual age of the earth; and points out that the Creation [was initiated] in eternity past, to which all Fossils and “remains” belong. 

God. Hebrew Elohim, plural. This is the first occurrence and connects it with the creation, and denotes, by usage, the Creator in relation to His creatures.

Ap 4. http://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html The Hebrew accent Athnach places the emphasis, and gives pause on “God” as being Himself the great worker, separating the worker from His work.

created (singular) Occurs 6 times in this introduction. Other acts 46 times.  Ap 5 http://levendwater.org/companion/append5.html  Perfection implied.

 

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

 

2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

 

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

 

Psalms 111 1--10

1.Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

3 His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

He hath given meat unto them that fear [revere] him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10 The fear [reverence]  of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

 

Psalm 147 :3—5

3.  He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

4. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

5. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

 

Proverbs 3:19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:11—14

11. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

12  I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

13  And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear [revere] before him.

 

[Even the Greek Cosmos = ornament].

 

Exodus 33:4—6

4.  And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.

For the Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.

And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.

 

Isaiah 49:18 Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth.

 

Jeremiah 4:30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.

 

Ezekiel 7:20 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty: but they made the images of their abominations and of their detestable things therein: therefore have I set it far from them.

 

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

 

the heaven and the earth. With Hebrew Particle eth before each, emphasising the Article “the”, and thus distinguishing both from;

 

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

“Heavens in Hebrew are always translated in the plural. See note on Deuteronomy 4:26 Heaven and earth = the heavens and the earth always plural and with Hebrew particle ’eth,

except Genesis 2:1 see note on 1:1).This is just one of  the thirteen occurrences of the Hebrew expressions noted in the Massorah. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Massorah2.htm

 

[2-] And. Note the Fig Polysyndeton (Ap 6) http://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html  by which, in the 34 verses of this Introduction, each one of the separate acts are emphasised; and the important word “God”  in verse 1 is carried like a lamp through the whole of this Introduction (Gen 1:1—2:3).

the earth. Fig Anadiplosis. See App 6 above.

was = became. See Gen 2:7 4:3; 9:15; 9:26; Ex 32:1; Deut 27:9;2 Sam 7:24 &c. Also rendered [translated] be (in the sense of become), verse 3 &c.

See Ap 7 http://levendwater.org/companion/append7.html

without form = waste. Hebrew tohū vā bohū. Fig Paronomasia . Ap 6 above. The earth was not created tohū 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.

 

But became tohū Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

 

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:

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

“An enemy hath done this” [Satan] Matt 13: 25,28,39. Wheat and Tares Parable. Cp 1 Corinthians14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

See Ap 8 http://levendwater.org/companion/append8.html

was. This is in Italic type, because there is no verb “to be” in the Hebrew, (See Ap 7 above) In like manner man became a ruin (Gen 3. Ps 14:1—3; 51:5; 53:1—3. Ecc 7:20. Rom 7:18).

face. Fig Pleonasm. Ap 6.above.

 

1. 2-. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (This was the world that then was).

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:

 

B) SATAN’S FIRST REBELLION. The earth became waste and a ruin (Hebrew. tohū vā bohū) Genesis 1.2-, God created it not as a ruin).  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/beforegenesis.htm 

 

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.

Hebrew. tohū nor waste (“confusion”)

 

Ap 146 http://levendwater.org/companion/append146.html  (The Great Dividing Line) http://godsplan.org.uk/pastpresentfuture.htm (Where we come from).

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(C) THE EARTH RESTORED AND BLESSED. “The heavens and the earth which are now.”

 

1.—2:31 (A, p 1). “THE HEAVENS AND EARTH WHICH ARE NOW” (Extended Alternation).

A  a | -2-5. Darkness and Light. Night and Day.  1st Day

         b | 6—8. Waters. Division between them.   2nd Day.

             c | 9—13. Earth. Fruit from it.                 3rd Day.

     a |14—19. Day and Night. Sun and Moon      4th Day.

         b | 20—23. Waters. Life from them.            5th Day.

             c |24—31. Earth. Life from it.                  6th Day.

--2 the Spirit of God moved. (see Ap 9) http://levendwater.org/companion/append9.html  = This was the beginning of “the heavens and earth which are now”

 

Genesis 02. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

                  * And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters*.

*2 Peter 3:7 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.

It is even so in the New Creation. The Spirit moves;

 

John 3:3—8

3. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

 

Romans 8: 5, 9, 14

05. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

09. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

 

Galatians 4:29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

 

2 Corinthians 5:17—18

17.  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

18. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

 

Genesis. 1.-2.—2.3.

02. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

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

The Spirit of God moved (Ap 9) http://levendwater.org/companion/append9.html = The beginning of “the heavens and earth which are now” (2 Peter 3:7). It is even so in the New Creation. The Spirit moves (John 3:3—8. Rom: 5 ,9, 14. Gal 4:29. 2 Cor 5:17—18.

 

03. And God said, “Let there be light: and there was light.”

God said (occurs 10 times in the introduction). This begins each day: 3rd day twice; 6th day four times. The second act is also of God (1 Peter1:23—25).

Ap 5 http://levendwater.org/companion/append5.html 

be light = become light. (as in verse 2) not the verb “to be”. Light was not located until the fourth day.

was = became, as in verse 2. It is even so in the New Creation.: His Word enters and gives light Ps 119:130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

2 Corinthians 4: 6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

 

04. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

saw. Occurs 7 times in introduction. Ap 5.

good = beautiful. Ecclesiastes 3:11 He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

divided. occurs twice. Ap 5. Each day’s work is called “good” , except the 2nd, because nothing was created on that day: only division was made.

 

05. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

evening…morning. Fig Synecdochē (of the part). Ap 6  http://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html  Put for a full day.The beginning and end of anything is put for the whole of it. Cp Ecc 3:11 &c.

first. For spiritual significance see Ap 10 http://levendwater.org/companion/append10.html

first day = day.one. the word “day” may refer to a prolonged period when used without and qualifying words.But when qualified with a numeral (cardinal or ordinal) it is defined and limited by it to a day of 24 hours. It is further limited here by its boundaries  “evening and morning”, as well as by the 7th day.

Cp Exodus 20:9, 11.

09. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

11. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

See Ap 11. http://levendwater.org/companion/append11.html.

 

06. And God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

firmament = expanse. Something spread out.

 

07. And God made the firmament, and 4divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

 

08. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Heaven =  high, lofty.

 

09. And God said, “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear:” and it was so.

 

10. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: And God saw that it was good.

 

11. And God said, “ Let the Earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth:” and it was so.

after his kind.   Occurs 10 times in (verses 11, 12, 12, 21, 21, 24, 25, 25, 25). Evolution has no answer to this.

seed is in itself. Hebrew seeding seed. Fig Polyptoton, Ap 6 above. First the herb, then seed. First the tree, then fruit.

 

12. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself. after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

 

13. And the evening and the morning were the third day.

 

14. And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

lights. Hebrew m’aōr = lightholders or luminaries. (Ex 25:6; 27:20; 35:14 &c Cp verse 3).

signs. Hebrew ’ōth = things to come Jeremiah 10:2. Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

seasons. Hebrew mō‘ĕd, appointed times (from ye‘d, to appoint).

 

15. And let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth:” and it was so.

 

16. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, {Sun] and the lesser light to rule the night: [Moon] He made the stars also.

two = the two.

The Stars also. http://levendwater.org/companion/append12.html

 

17. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

 

18. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good.

 

19. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

fourth day = day four. See note on verse 5.

 

20. And God said, “Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven”.

life = soul. Hebrew nephesh, See Ap 13 http://levendwater.org/companion/append13.html

 

21. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: And God saw that it was good.

whales = great sea creatures.

creature = soul Cp verse 29 and see Ap 13 above.

 

22. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”

blessed. See note on verse 1. Note the threefold blessing at Creation (1: 22, 28: 2—3).

 

23. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

evening…morning.  See note on verse 5.

fifth. The number of grace (Ap 10) above. There is no blessing until the 5th day, when there was a living soul to bless.

fifth day or “day five”. See note on verse 5.

 

24. And God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

creature = soul. Hebrew nephesh. See Ap 13 above.

 

25. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: And God saw that it was good.

 

26. And God said, “Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Let us. The Divine purpose [of God’s Plan] is here stated. The Divine act not described until;

Genesis 2:7 & 21—24.

07. 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.

21. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22. And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man. 

23. 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.

24. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

man. Hebrew ādām, (no Article) = mankind.

imagelikeness. Fig Hendiadys. Ap 6 above. One thing not two = “In the likeness of our image”, viz of Elohim (not Jehovah), the 2nd person, who had taken creature form in order to create (Col 1:15. Heb 1:3. Rev 3:14. cp Prov 8:22—31, and 1 Cor 11:3—11). refers only to the outward form, and not to the attributes. So He afterward took human form in order to redeem (John 1:14). Cp Rev 4:11 with 5:9).In any case the “image and likeness” is physical, not moral. Man fell and is a moral ruin, but some physical likeness to ’ĕohim still remains. Cp Gen 9:6. 1 Cor 11:7.  James 3:9. There is no indication that that similitude was ever lost.

Gen 5:3. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:

See note on 3:7. knew. They knew before, but their knowledge now received a new meaning. Adam becomes “naked” by losing something of Elohim’s glorious likeness.

Romans 8:3 may refer to this. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

and. Note Fig Anadiplosis (Ap 6).here, and throughout the introduction (See verse 2), emphasising the Divine purpose.

 

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

God. The Hebrew accent (Pasek) places the emphasis on God, the Carrier-out of His purpose.

Created: i.e., when He did create. The description of the act postponed until Gen 2:7, 21—24. (above). See note on verse 26  above. The Tosephta (contemporary with the Mishna, about A.D. 200) translate Sanhedrin, viii.7: Q = “Why was man created last?”

A = It was because the heretics might not be able to say there was a companion with Him in the work”: i.e. lest man should have claimed a share in it.

man. Here the Hebrew. ’ādām has the article and the demonstrative Hebrew ’eth, [the] to indicate that the man Adam who God created in Genesis 2:7 was the “man” who was here purposed. (The first man Adam who was created by God to have dominion over the earth, but after the fall; [ruined creation] to produce the Royal Lineage (David) from which the second Adam, Messiah would be born to Mariam [not Mary] and Joseph of the house of Jesse; to redeem His people.

them. Emphasis Here, in purpose. But, Genesis 2:7, 21—24, in historical act, and fact.

 

28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

them. The actual building of Eve was not until Gen 2:20—23.

replenish = fill, as 1:22 and nearly every occurrence.

have dominion. Cp Psalm 8. Heb 2:6—8. “But now…not yet.”

 

29. And God said, “Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. {Food]

bearing seed…yielding seed. Hebrew “Seeding seed”

for meat. Not flesh until after the flood. (Gen 9:3).

 

30. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat:” and it was so.

 

31. And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

the sixth day. Here, with Article “the”; unlike the other five days. Six, is the number of man. (See Ap 10) http://levendwater.org/companion/append10.html

 

Genesis 2:1—3.

01. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

 

02. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.

 

03. And God blessed the seventh day, [Sabbath] and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.

 

2 Peter 3:7. 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.

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Isa%2013_1-13_22.htm

 

(D) SATAN ENTERS AND THE CONSEQUENCE. Gen 3.

 

                          STRUCTURE.

Genesis 3: 1—24 (J2, p5). THE FALL.

(Introversion and Alternation).

J2   E | 1—5. The Nachash [Satan]: procuring man’s death, in Adam.

        F | 6. The Tree of knowledge. Eating of it.

          G | f | 7-. Effect on both; the man and the woman.

                  g | 7. Human provision: man-made aprons.

                     H | 8—12. God’s enquiry of the man.

                         I |13. God’s enquiry of the woman.

                           K | 14.Sentence on the Nachash {Satan].

                           K | 15. Promise of the Seed.

                         I | 16. God’s sentence on the woman.

                     H | 17—19. God’s sentence on the man.

          G | f | 20. Effect on both: the man and the woman.

              |    g | 21. Divine provision: God made coats.

       F | 22-24-. The Tree of Life. Expulsion from it. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm

     E | - 24. The Cherubim: preserving man’s life in Christ. 

 

Genesis 3:1—24 http://www.godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm

01. 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?”

serpent. Hebrew Nāchāsh, a shining one. 

See note on Numbers 21:6, 9.

06. fiery serpents = burning. Hebrew nacheshіīm sārāphim. Fig Metonomy (of Effect), Ap 6, because the effect of the bite was a burning sensation. Hebrew sārāph

(See Ap 43. I. viii) Sarāph is used of burning up (or rather, down) the sin-offering, because nothing ascended up to God in that offering.

The Seraphim so called in Isaiah 6:2, because they were burning ones: hence the name for these serpents. In the same way nāchāsh, shining one, is also used for serpents, because they are shining ones in appearance. See Genesis 3:1 above, and Cp Ap 19. http://levendwater.org/companion/append19.html

 

09. Serpent = Hebrew nāchāsh, a shining thing of brass, as in Deut 8:15. 2 Kings 18:4, &c: so that nāchāsh is synonymous with sārāph, and both words are thus used of serpents. 

 

02. And the woman said unto the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 

may eat. Misquoted from Gen 2:16 by not repeating the emphatic Figure Polyptōton (Ap 6) , and thus omitting the emphatic “freely”.                                                                                                                                              

 

03. But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ‘Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.’”

neither shall ye touch it. This sentence is added.

Cp Genesis 2:16—17

16. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17. But the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”

lest ye die. Misquoted from Gen 2:16—17 above by not repeating the emphatic Figure Polyptōton (Ap 6) thus changing the emphasis preserved in the word “surely”.

 

04. And the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die.”

Ye shall not surely die = Satan’s second utterance. Contradiction of God’s Word in Gen 2:17. This verse has become the foundation of Spiritism and Traditional belief as to death.

See note on Gen 2:17 tree. Note the three trees: “Knowledge” (2:9) man’s Ruin; “The Cross [stake]” (Acts 10:39; 5:30. 1 Peter 2:24), man’s Redemption; “the Tree of Life” (Gen 2:9. Rev 2:7; 22:2)., man’s Regeneration.

good and evil. See on “knowledge” Gen 2:9. Obedience proving what was “good” (Deut 6:24), disobedience revealing what was “evil” (Rom 3:20).

in the day = when. See Ap 18 http://levendwater.org/companion/append18.html. Cp Gen 2:4. 1 Kings 2:37.Ezek 36: 334 &c.

 

05. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

ye shall be as gods =  be as God, Hebrew Elohim. This is the foundation of Satan’s second lie: “The immanence of God in man”.

immanence = The literal meaning of the immanence of God is "to be within" or "near" in relation to God's creation. Immanence is closely related to God's omnipresence, in that God is always present within the universe, though distinct from it. God is 'within' the universe in that God is its sustaining cause.

Jeremiah 23:23-24

23. Am I only a God nearby,' declares the LORD, 'and not a God far away?

24. Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?' declares the LORD. 'Do I not fill heaven and earth?' declares the LORD."

 

06. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

good for food.  I John 2:16 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.

Cp Matthew 4:5. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

pleasant to the eyes. See John 2:16 above. and Cp Matthew 4:5 above. “Lust of the eyes”.

make one wise. See John 2:16 above. “Boastful of life”.

Cp Matthew 4:8. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

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

with her. Therefore Adam was present. Cp “Ye” verse 4 & 5 above.

 

07. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked;

knew. They knew before, but their knowledge now received a new meaning. Adam becomes “naked” by losing something of Elohim’s glorious likeness.

Romans 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

This verse may refer to Gen 3:7.

fig leaves. The man-made covering contrasted, in the structure, with the God- made clothing of  (verse 21).

aprons = Hebrew word which occurs here only.

 

08. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

voice = sound. Ecclesiastes 7:6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

Here = footsteps, as in  2 Sam 5:24. 1 Kings 14:6. 2 Kings 6:32.

cool. Hebrew ruach. Ap 9.

hid themselves. There is no “quest for God  in fallen man.

 

Cp Gen 4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.

 

Luke 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

 

Ephesians 2:13. But now in Christ Jesus ye who were sometimes far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ

 

Jeremiah 23:24. Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.

 

09. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto Him, “Where art thou?”

Where art thou? This is the first question in the Old Testament, and comes from God to the sinner.

Cp 1st Question in New Testament of the seeking sinner, “Where is HeMatthew 2:2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

 

10. And he said, “I heard Thy voice in the garden and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

 

11. And He said, “Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”

 

12. And the man said, “The woman who Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree and I did eat.”

the man. Hebrew Hā’ ādhām = the man Adam. Ap 14 http://levendwater.org/companion/append14.html  

the woman. Characteristics of fallen man (Job31:33 hence Deuteronomy 13:6)

 

Job 31:33 If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:

Hence.

Deuteronomy 13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;

 

Thou gavest. Implying blame to Jehovah as well as to his wife..

 

13. And the LORD God said unto the woman, “What is this that thou hast done?” And the woman said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”

The serpent. See note on verse 1 above. and Ap 19. http://levendwater.org/companion/append19.html

 

Cp 2 Corinthians 11:3, 14.

03. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

14. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

 

14. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life;

said. God asks the serpent no question. Neither is there no parley. The sentence is at once carried out.

upon thy belly, &c. Fig of speech. See Ap 19 above. The words imply the utmost humiliation, as in Psalm 44:25. For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.

dust, &c. Fig of utter defeat, as in Psalm 72: 9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.

See Ap 19 above.

 

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

it, I.e. Christ. The corruption of this in the Catholic Vulgate was changed into “she” and lies at the root of Mariolatry: (Mariolatry is false and excessive worship of the Virgin Mary; offering to her the divine honour reserved only for the Creator.  the verb in  singular. masculine. shows that zer‘a (seed) is here to be taken in Singular, with Septuagint., i.e. Christ;

See not on; 

Gen 17:7 thy seed. Here, the collective noun zer‘a is shown to be plural by the words  after thee” (Cp verses 17:8—9), and by the plural pronoun. “their generations  (verses 7—9).

This is not the verse referred to in Gal 3: 16, but Gen 21;12. See note on 21:12, where seed must be in the singular because of the verb.

Gen 21:12 Isaac…thy seed. Here zer‘a is in the singular sense, because of the word “Isaac”, and because of the singular verb “it shall be calledZer‘a is a collective noun (like English “sheep”), but the context must determine whether it is singular or plural. It is to this verse  Gal 3:16 refers; not to 12:7, where it is indefinite; or 17:7 where the verb and pronouns show it is plural. See note there, and on Gal 3:16;

and Cp Romans 9:7. Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

 

Hebrews 11:18.  Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

 

Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Thy seed  is therefore “Christ”. The difference of the 30 years comes in here: 430 to the Exodus (12:40) from Genesis 12:4, when Abraham was 75:  25 thence to Isaac’s birth: and now, 5 to his recognition As the seed = 30 years.

Head…heel. See Ap 19 above. No more literal than

 

1 Corinthians 11:8  For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.

 

or Psalm 41: 9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

 

and John 13:18. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

 

They denote the temporary sufferings of the Seed, and the complete destruction of Satan and his works.

 

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

 

1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

 

Heel = lower part.

Head = vital part. This is the first great promise and prophecy. Note its position in the centre of Structure above.

 

 

16. Unto the woman He said, “I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shall bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

greatly multiply. Hebrew “multiplying I will multiply”. Fig Polyptoton (Ap 6). Emphasis preserved in word “greatly”.

Cp verse 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die”.

in sorrow. Cp 1 Timothy 2:14—15

14. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

 

17. And unto Adam He said, “Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, ‘Thou shalt not eat of it.’ cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.

cursed. Nature affected.

Romans 8:19—23

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

 

18. Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Thorns. The sign of the curse. What else is brought forth is not stated; but the word may include all kinds of noxious insects, &c., as well as poisonous weeds.

field. Not the fruit of Paradise.

 

19. In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

face = whole body.

bread = all kinds of food.

dust. This is literal.

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

 

Psalm 103: 14  For He knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

 

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

 

1 Corinthians 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

 

20. And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Eve = Hebrew Chavvah which = Life,  Life-spring. Indicating that he believed in God

all = all who should live after her.

 

21. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Coats. Cp the structure above verse –7.

of skins = skin. Omitted in the Codex “Severus” See Ap 34. http://levendwater.org/companion/append34.html

 

22. And the LORD God said, “Behold, the man is become as one of Us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:--”.

man. Hebrew, the man, Adam.

good. Hebrew tōv = general good. Cp Gen 1:4, 10, 12. 18,21, 25; 6:2. Deut 1:25; 3:25. Judges 8:2. Esther 1:11. Proverbs 8:11. Ecclesiastes 7:14; 11:7. The verse ends with Fig Aposiopĕsis which = Sudden silence (Ap 6), emphasising the result as being unspeakable.

Live forever clearly indicates the nature of man.

 

23. Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

Therefore. the object is self evident.

 

24. 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.

drove out. Note the failure of man under every dispensation.

placed. Hebrew shākan, to place in a tabernacle,, hence to dwell. The Cherubim placed later in the tents of Shem, 9:26—27. Cp Gen 4: 3, 7, 14, 16.

See Wheat & Tares Parable. Matthew 13:24-30

Cherubim.  See Ap 41 http://levendwater.org/companion/append41.html  In Gen. 3:24 they were placed to KEEP (or guard) the way to the tree of life, and preserve the hope of re-genesis for a ruined creation (cp. Gen. 2:15, where we have the word "keep" in this sense). http://godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm See 1 Sam 4:4. Ps 80:1; 99:1. a = should be “the”.

every way, not nātah (aside), sāvav (about), sūg, (back), pānah (toward), but haphak (every way), effectively preserving the way. It is a form of heavenly clock, created and placed in the heavens by God. The clock was started 6000 years ago (Genesis 3:24) beginning at Virgo (the Virgin) preventing a way back to “the tree of life” until the end of this dispensation Leo (Lion Sphinx). When those who are the true sons of God are called.

 

(E) MANKIND DEALT WITH AS A WHOLE.

Genesis 4—11. 26.

04:1—26  “AFTER THE FALL”.

05:1—32  “THE BOOK OF THE GENERATIONS OF ADAM”.

06:1—22  “THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH”.

07:1—24  “THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH”.

08:1—22  “THE GENERATIONS OF NOAH”.

09:1—29  “THE EARTH REPLENISHED”.

10:1—32  “THE GENERATIONS OF THE SONS OF NOAH”.

11:1—26  “THE NATIONS SCATTERED”.

 

(F) THE CHOSEN NATION CALLED AND BLESSED.

Genesis 11:27—32

27. Now these are THE GENERATIONS OF TERAH: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

Generations of Terah. The centre of eleven [generations]. Ap 29 http://levendwater.org/companion/append29.html

See page 1 GENESIS. THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK AS A WHOL

                                                

THE CHOSEN PEOPLE. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm

 

C  E | ISHMAEL (25: 12—18).

         F | ISAAC (25: 19—35, 29).

             G | ESAU (36:1—8).

                  H | THE SONS OF ESAU. (36: 9—43)

                       I | JACOB (37:1—50:26.

Abram the youngest comes first (born 1996).

Cp Shem Gen 10:21 Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were [children] born.

Jacob Gen 25:23; And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Gen 27:15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son:

Ephraim Gen 48:20 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.

 

28. And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

Before his father. The first death so recorded.

Ur – the Uru or “city” of the cuneiform texts.

Now = Mugheir on west bank of Euphrates.

 

29. And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife was Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

Iscah. See Ap 29.Above.

 

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 forthwith them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came into Haran and dwelt there.

Ur – A city of great pretensions. Recent excavations show luxury and attainments. Abraham was no nomad. See note on 11:28 above.

Haran. Not the Haran of verse 26 above; but Charran (Acts 7:2,4), the frontier town of the Babylonian Empire, devoted to the worship of the Moon-god..

dwelt. Until he died.  9verse 32).

 

32. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

died in Haran (Charran). Acts 7:4 agrees with this. Not seeing this the Massorites wrongly marked verse 32 with an inverted Nun (2) as being a dislocation of the Text.

 

Malachi Chapter 1-- Chapter4:6 (Jehovah and His kingdom rejected. Israel scattered.)

 

 

(G) THE FIRST ADVENT

Micah 5:2  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

But thou. This marks out the Structure. Cp 4:8 (“d”) with 5;2 (“d”). Quoted in Matthew 2:5—6. John 7:42.

4:6—5:8 (F above). GOOD SUPPLIED.

(Introversion and Extended Alternation).

F  H | 4:6—7. The Remnant gathered out.

         J  d | 4:8. The Kingdom. “But thou”. (ve’attāh).

                e | 4: 9—10. Travail.

                   f | 4:-10-. Departure.

                      g | -10. Deliverance.

                         K | 4:11. Hostility.

                              L | 4:12—13. Victory.

                         K | 5:1. Hostility

           J  d | 5:2 The King “But thou”. (ve’attāh).

                   e | 5:3-. Travail.

                      f | 5: -3-6-. Return.

                         g | 5: -6. Deliverance.

     H | 5:7—8. The Remnant gathered in.

 

Beth-lehem Ephratah. The full name given, as in Gen 35:19, thus connecting Gen 35:21 with Micah 4:8.

little = too little [to rank among].

Cp 1 Cor 1:27—29.

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

thousands = districts (1 Sam 23:23). Like our old English divisions, called “hundreds”.

Cp Exodus 18:25 And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

come forth. Note the difference between Hebrew here (yātzā’) and bō’  which = come unto, in Zech9:9. All the events between these two make up the period we call “the first Advent”; the coming forth being 1 Thess 4:16, and the coming unto being 1 Thess 5:2—3, and 2 Thess 2:8: the former being in grace, the latter in judgment. A similar period may elapse in the antitypical comings as in the typical comings of Micah 5:2, and Zech 9:9.

Coming forth 1 Thess 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

 

unto being 1 Thess 5:2—3,

2. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

3. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

 

and 2 Thess 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

 

Micah 5:2  But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

 

Zechariah 9:9 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.

 

everlasting Cp Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

 

Proverbs 8: 22—23

22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

 

John 1:1—2.

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The same was in the beginning with God.

 

The Four Gospels The King and the kingdom proclaimed and rejected, and the King crucified.

Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

 

(H) THE KINGDOM RE-PROCLAIMED. 

Acts 3:19-20

19. Repent ye therefore, and’ be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the LORD;

Repent. Greek metanoeō. Ap 111. I. 1.

be converted. turn ye again [to Me].

Jeremiah 3:7, 14, 22.

07.

14.

22.

that, &c. Literally for (Greek eis. Ap 104.vi.) the blotting out. http://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html

sins. Greek hamartia. Ap 128. I. ii. 1 hamartia = a failing to hit the mark; aberration from prescribed law (connected with and resulting from the above).  In N.T. always in a

moral sense = a sin, whether by omission or commission, in thought, word, or deed.  Also used in connection with the sin-offering (Heb. 10:6, 8, 18; 13:11, as in Ps. 40:6, cp. Lev. 5:8).

blotted out = wiped out, the blotting out. Here, Col 2:14. Rev 3:5; 7:17; 21:4.

The Lord Ap 98. VI. i. β. 1.A.b. http://levendwater.org/companion/append98.html 

 

20. And He shall send Jesus Christ Which before was preached unto you:

The church of God called and taken out,

send Greek apostellō. Ap 174.1. apostellō = to send forth or off, or away from (as a messenger, or with a commission), the sender remaining behind (*1);  implying authority on the part of the sender. Hence used of prophets;  and the Noun "apostle", denotes one thus sent.

Jesus Christ = Jesus Christ. Ap 98 X11 Above.

before was preached. Greek prokērussō. Cp Ap 121.1. http://levendwater.org/companion/append121.html  Only here, and in Acts 13:24. But the texts read procheirizomai = to choose or appoint before, as in Acts 22:14; 26:16.

 

Acts 13 and on, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/spiritsinprison.htm

and earlier Pauline Epistles. The kingdom again rejected and Israel again scattered.

 

(H) THE KINGDOM POSTPONED AND IN ABEYANCE. “Not yet”

 

Hebrews 2:8 “Thou hast put all things in subjection under His feet.” For in that He put all in subjection under Him, He left nothing that is not put under Him.

                        But now we see not yet all things put under Him.

The later, or Prison Epistles (Pauline) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/paulineepistles.htm  The Mystery revealed and proclaimed.

nothing = Greek oudeis. 

not, &c. Greek anupotaktos. See 1 Tim 1:9

This is said by Fig Prolĕpsis, or anticipation. (Ap 6). http://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html

now. Emphasis. See Greek horaō, Ap 133. I. 8. horaō  = to perceive with the eyes.  It is used to bodily sight, and with special reference to the thought as to the object looked at.  It thus differs from No. 5, above, in the same way as No. 1 does, and from No. 1 in that it has regard to the object while No. 1 refers to the subject.

(a).  opsomai is used as the Future of horaō  (No. 8 above), and has regard to the object presented to the eye, and to the subject which perceives, at the same time.  It denotes, not so much the act of seeing (like Nos. 5 and 8 above), but the state and condition of the one to whose eye the object is presented.  Hence, to truly comprehend.

put under = subjected to.

 

Ephesians 3:2-11.

02. If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

to …ward. Greek eis. Ap 104 vi http://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html The grace of God which concerned them and us. Not the grace of God as to “the kingdom”, or “the heavenly calling” http://levendwater.org/companion/append193.html  but the gospel of God’s grace as to the church which is the body of Christ.

 

03. How that by revelation He made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,

 

04. Whereby when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ).

knowledge. http://levendwater.org/companion/append132.html

the Mystery. i.e. The great secret (5:32) See Ap 193 above.

 

05. Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.

In other ages = to (no prepared., Dative case) other generations.

sons. Ap 108. iii. http://levendwater.org/companion/append108.html

men. Ap 123.1 http://levendwater.org/companion/append123.html

revealed.  Greek apokaluptō Ap 106. I. ix. http://levendwater.org/companion/append106.html

holy apostles and prophets. See 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone.

Cp “prophetic writings” Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

Ap 189 http://levendwater.org/companion/append189.html

the Spirit. Ap 101. II. 3. http://levendwater.org/companion/append101.html

 

06. That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ by the gospel:

That, &c. The subject of the revelation.

fellowheirs = joint-heirs. Greek sunklĕronomos. Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Occurs elsewhere, Heb 11:9. 1 Pet 3:7.

of the same body = members-of-a- joint- body. Greek sussōmos. Only here. Not joined on to an existing Jewish body, but a new “body of the twain.”

partakers = joint-partakers. Greek summetochos. Only here and 5:7.

gospel  See Ap 140. http://levendwater.org/companion/append140.html

 

07. Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of His power.

Whereof = of which.

a minister = minister (Ap 190. I.1). http://levendwater.org/companion/append190.html  I.e. of the good news concerning the “secret”.

according to Ap 104.x.2. http://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html

effectual working = working. Ap 172. 4. http://levendwater.org/companion/append172.html

power Ap 172.1 above. Ap 176.1 http://levendwater.org/companion/append176.html

 

08. Unto me, who am the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.

who…least = to the less than the least. That is what Paul was. What he became see 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

See Acts 9: 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem

preach. Ap 121. 4. http://levendwater.org/companion/append121.html

unsearchable = untraceable.

riches see  Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

 

09. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,

      which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, Who created all things by Jesus Christ.

And…God. And to enlighten all as to what is the stewardship (committed to me).of the mystery (ap193 above)  that hath been hidden from the ages in God.

make…see = enlighten. See Eph 1:18 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:

from the beginning of the world = from the ages. Ap 151. II. A. ii. 2. apo ton aionon [from (Ap. 104. iv) the ages], translated "from the beginning of the world" in Eph. 3:9.

hid. Greek apokruptō. See I Cor 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

created. See Eph 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

 

10. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

To the intent that = in order that. Greek hina.

principalities = rulers. Greek archĕ. Ap 172. 6. = beginning; then, the chief rule or ruler.  See Luke 12:11 (magistrates).

powers = authorities.

heavenly places =the heavenlies. Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

church. Ap 186 http://levendwater.org/companion/append186.html

manifold implies “infinitely diversified”.

wisdom see Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

 

11. According to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Jesus Christ our Lord:

eternal purpose = purpose (Greek prothesis) Eph 1:11  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: Of the ages. Ap 151 II.A. 4 http://levendwater.org/companion/append151.html

which. I.e. which (purpose).

purposed = made.

 

Col. 1:25  Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God.

dispensation.

 

See 1 Cor 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

 

and Cp Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:

 

Col 2:2-3

2. That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding,

    to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the father, and of Christ.

3.. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

 

1 Timothy 3:16. THE NEW HOPE. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

without controversy =  confessedly. Greek homologoumenōs. Only here.

God. The R.V. prints “He Who”, and adds in margin, “Theos (God) rests on no sufficient evidence”. The probability is that the original rending [translation]  was ho = (which),with the Syriac and all the Latin Versions, to agree with mustērion (neut). The Greek uncial being O, some scribe added the letter s, making  OC (He Who), which he thought made better sense. Later another put a mark in this O, ΘC, the contraction for ΘEOC, = God. This mark in codex A, in the British Museum, is said by some to be in different ink.   

was manifest. Ap 106. I. v. http://levendwater.org/companion/append106.html

justified. Ap 191.2. http://levendwater.org/companion/append191.html

Spirit. Ap 101. II.4. http://levendwater.org/companion/append101.html

seen.  Ap 106. I. vi. {Manifest above]

preached. Ap 121. 1. http://levendwater.org/companion/append121.html

believed on. Ap 150. I. 1. i. http://levendwater.org/companion/append150.html   

world. Ap 129. I. http://levendwater.org/companion/append129.html

A contraction (is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters).

 

Philippians 3:11-14.

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

resurrection = out-resurrection. Ap 178. II. 2. http://levendwater.org/companion/append178.html

of the dead. All the texts read, “the one from (Greek ek) dead”, making the expression emphatic. Ap 139. 3 http://levendwater.org/companion/append139.html. The term resurrection of the dead (anastasis nekrōn) is of frequent occurrence (Matt 22:31. Acts 17:32; 23:6. 1 Cor 15: 12, 13, 21, 42. Heb 6:2 &c). and includes the resurrection of life, of the just, and the resurrection to judgement, of the unjust (John 5:29. Acts 24:15. Daniel 12:2).

Resurrection from the dead (ek nekrōn) implies the resurrection of some, the former of these two classes, the others being left behind.

 

See Luke 20:35. But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

 

Acts 4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

 

Paul had no doubt of attaining to this , as may be seen from 1 Thess 4:15—17, written some ten years before. The exanastasis must therefore mean a further selection of some before the anastasis of 1 Thess 4:14, and Paul was not yet sure of attaining to this. Perhaps he had the assurance when he wrote

 

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

 

It is noteworthy that there is no reference to any living ones being caught up, or any parousia of the Lord here.

 

Thessalonians 4:15—16.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

 

Exanastasis Understanding exanastasis in the light of its context in (Philippians 3:11 above); will clearly reveal that a resurrection per se (a rising from the dead) is not what is in view at all.  The subject at hand is “overcoming,” “winning a prize in a conflict”; and these things are associated with the issues of the judgment seat and the coming kingdom.  The word exanastasis has to do with certain Christians (the overcomers) being elevated to a status above — “a standing up out of” — the status occupied by the remaining Christians (the non-overcomers). http://www.bibleone.net/BF15.htm

 

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

attained = received.

perfect = perfected. Ap 125.2 teleioo = to make a full end, consummate.

follow after. Same as Philippians 3: 6 (persecuting), and (Philippians 3:14) (press).

apprehend. Greek katalambanō. See John 1:5. Ephesians 3:18. The Greek adds “also”.

John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Ephesians 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

 

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

 

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

press = Same as “follow after”. verse 12.

prize. Greek brabeion. Only here and 1 Cor 9:24.

high calling = the calling above, or on high (Greek ano, see John 8:23). No shout, or voice of archangel or trumpet here, as in 1 Thess 4:16.

 

Titus 2:13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great 5God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.

“The church which is His body” called, and taken up.

Looking for. Luke 12:36  And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.

        blessed. 1 Tim 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

hope …appearing. Fig Hendiadys Ap 6. http://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html

hope. Cp 1:2. 3:7 “Blessed object of hope”. Fig Metonomy  (of adjunct) Ap 6 above.

glorious appearing = appearing (Ap 106. II. ii) epiphaneia a shining forth upon.  Hence, Eng. epiphany.  From No. iii, above. Of the glory.

Follow link to see page 151 http://www.companionbiblecondensed.com/NT/John.pdf   

http://godsplan.org.uk/thetransfiguration.htm

Cp 2 Corinthians 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

 

great, &c. our great Saviour God.

 

Jesus Christ. Ap 98. XI http://levendwater.org/companion/append98.html

 

Titus 3:11-14.

11  Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

12  When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

13  Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

14  And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

 

(G) THE SECOND ADVENT. “The first resurrection.” The kingdom established. The King enthroned.  “The day of the LORD.”

 

Matthew 24: 25, 31

25. Behold, I have told you before.

 

31. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

 

Luke 19: 11-27

11And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

 

Isaiah 2:11-19

11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,

15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,

16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.

17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he

 

 Joel (2) E| J| 2:1- 2:32 CALL TO BLOW THE TRUMPET. 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:

for the day of the LORD cometh for it is nigh at hand.

 

(F) THE CHOSEN NATION RECALLED AND BLESSED.

 

Romans 11: 11-36.

11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

 

12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

 

13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

 

14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

 

15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

 

16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

 

17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

 

18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

 

19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.

 

20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear [revere]:

 

21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

 

22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.

 

24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?

 

25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

 

26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

 

27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

 

28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes.

 

29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

 

30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:

 

31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.

 

32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

 

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

 

34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

 

35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?

 

36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

 

Acts 15:16. After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

 

Isaiah Chapters 60. 61. 62.

60. Structure 1—22. (C, p. 993). SION: RECONCILIATION, RESTORATION, AND ENLARGEMENT. (Alternation).

 

61. Structure 1—11. (E, p. 993). MESSIAH IN PERSON.

 

62.`Structure 1—12. For Sion’s sake , &c. Not fulfilled, therefore, in the Gospel dispensation: for Sion is still trodden down of the Gentiles. (Luke 21:24).

 

Read: Jeremiah Chapters 30, 31.

Structure.

30. 1—31: 40. (V, p. 1045). BOOK. RESTORATION. (Alternation and Introversion).

V   Q | 30:1—17. Book.

          R | S | 30:18. City. Rebuilding.

                    T | 30:19—31:1. People. Restoration.

      Q | 31:2—26. Vision.

          R       T |31: 27—37. People. Restoration.

               S | 31:38—40. City. Rebuilding.              

 

Read: Zechariah Chapters 12,13, 14.

Structure.

12:1—14:21 (B4, page 1280). LITERAL PROPHECY. (Introversion).

B4   R | 12:1—9. Threatening. Man’s day.

           S | 12:10—13:5. Israel. Conversion. (Future.)

               T | 13:6,7-. My Shepherd. (Sword).

               T | 13:—7- My Fellow. (Smitten).

           S | 13:—7—9. Israel. Purified. (Future).

       R | 14: 1—21. Threatening. The Lord’s day.

 

(E) MANKIND DEALT WITH AS A WHOLE.

 

Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.

 

Matthew 25: 31-46

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

 

Acts 15:17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.

 

Romans 15: 8-12

08 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

09 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.

10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.

11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.

12 And again, Esaias [Isaiah] saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust{Christ].

 

Read Revelation: Chapters 4-19

Structure.

Chapter 4:1—5:14. THE FIRST VISION “IN HEAVEN”.

Chapter 6:1—7:8. THE SIX SEALS AND THE SEALING.

Chapter 7:9—8:6. THE SECOND VISION “IN HEAVEN”.

Chapter 8:7—11:14. THE SECOND VISION “ON EARTH”.

Chapter 11: 15—19-. THE THIRD VISION “IN HEAVEN”.

Chapter 12:13—13:18. THE FOURTH VISION “ON EARTH”.

Chapter 14: 6—20. THE FIFTH VISION “ON EARTH”.

Chapter 15:1—8. THE SIXTH VISION “IN HEAVEN”.

Chapter 18:1—24. THE JUDGEMENT OF THE GREAT CITY.

Chapter 19:1—10. THE FINAL HEAVENLY UTTERANCES.  

 

(D) SATAN BOUND AND THE CONSEQUENCES

 

Revelation 20:1-3

1. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

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.

 

(C) THE EARTH RESTORED AND BLESSED

 

Revelation 20:4-6

4. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment 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.

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

 

Isa 35: 1—10 (L6, page 964). JEHOVAH: THE KING IN HIS GLORY. (Alternation).

L6  s1 |1,2. The Land.

          t1 |3-6-.The People.

      s2 | -6-8-. The Land.

          t2 | -8. The People.

      s3 | 9-. The Land.

          t3 -9, 10.The People.

Chapter 35 is the sequel to this long series of burdens (D) and Woes (D); it sets forth the future return of Israel.(Jews and Gentiles). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/full_ten_Tribes.htm

 

The Millennium.

 

(B) SATAN’S FINAL REBELLION.  http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm

 

Revelation 20:7-10.

07. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

08 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

09 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

 

Followed by the second resurrection and the judgement of the “great white throne”. The destruction of “all things that offend”.

 

Revelation 20:11-15

11. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

 

(A) THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH. The day of God.

Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

 

2 Peter 3: 12-13

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.

 

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

 

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

 

1. The above Structure shows the respective dispensations in which God has been and is dealing with the Jew, the Gentile, and the church of God.

 

1 Corinthians 10:32. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

 

The “church which is His body” occupies the central position, and its present standing is seen to be separated from its 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.

 

Revelation 20: 3, 7

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.

 

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.

 

Colossians 1:17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. Who is now “upholding all things by the word of His power.”

 

Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on [should read; at] the right hand of the Majesty on high;

 

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”.

 

2 Peter 1:4. Whereby are given unto to us exceeding great and precious; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

 

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 exclaim 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. AMEN”

 

 What does the indwelling of the Spirit mean?   

   In the process of redemption, after the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, He draws the soul to Christ and salvation, imparting faith as a gift of the Spirit.  The faith allows the soul to see their guilt of sin and turn from sin (repentance), asking God to forgive their sins, through the blood of Christ. Through the death of Christ, the sins of the repentant sinner are paid for on the cross [stake], they are declared justified before God, on account of Christ.  The Holy Spirit then enters the new believer and is deposited as a guarantee. The soul is a new creation before God, Born Again, justified in Christ. 

With the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, our bodies become literally, the Temple of God.  We are now separated, from this world, because God has taken residence with us, we are restored to God. We are the purchased possession of Christ, whose blood paid for our sins.   

 

To get the best out of THE DISPENSATIONAL PLAN OF THE BIBLE. it is essential to use the Companion Bible, and the notes & appendixes imparted therein by Bullinger; are for our use in the understanding of our studies of God’s Word.

Studying this page alone will bestow knowledge and wisdom to the reader, and needless to say; the rewards afforded through the diligent working of the facts presented are tenfold.