A New Future
For those who love God
J E Bradburn
The image on the left is from an old Bible, written in those days in Old English. For those who may have trouble interpreting it I will translate it for you, for it is so important to understand.
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government.
Presumptuous are they; self-willed: they are not afraid to speak evil of Dignities:
11 Whereas Angels which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
Then the true Biblical translation in the Companion Bible KJV in (2 Peter 2:10—11).
2 Peter 2:10-11 KJV)
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.
Railing accusation. The reason why Jude introduced this event in his epistle was to stress the dangerous impropriety of speaking evil or speaking disdainfully of exalted angels in God’s hierarchy of creation, let alone of God Himself. Michael is one of God’s archangels, yet Satan (i.e., Lucifer) had once been the highest of all, as the anointed cherub over God’s throne (Ezekiel 28:14). Even though he had fallen from heaven, he was still treated with great respect by Michael when contending with him.
Ezekiel 28:14 (KJV) Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
The whole point being: If we believe in God we must not accuse those who do not, of being unlearned, or less knowledgeable, or otherwise about the Bible. Most of them believe they are good people, although they do not believe in God, and only imitate their peers because they have not been led into the whole truth of this fallen earth, http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm and God’s Kingdom http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm by the church, and have become apostate by turning away from God http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm.
To encourage people over to your way of thinking is to lead by example, and not as “I do, but as I say” attitude. To lead by example is to take a leaf from the book of the prophets, or apostles by leading a calm, measured life, believing in what you think, as well as how you conduct your life. There is absolutely no point in being a hypocrite to people, but to give good advice to those who seek it.
The points to remember are:
· Our parents Adham and Eve were first expelled from Heaven after ignoring the advice of our LORD http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
· We are cast down to this fallen earth to make a decision, which our LORD gave us six thousand years to decide. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm
· Once that decision has been realised then we enter the Messianic Era for 1000 years. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
· Finally those chosen progress through to the Future Kingdom of God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
We will take the question of Adham and Eve first, since the churches evade these points; even though the KJV Bible indefatigably speak of these in (Genesis 2:7 & 3:23).
ADAM AND EVE
Genesis 2:7 (KJV) And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Man and woman lived happily together in the world that then was (2 Peter 3:5—6 KJV) until they were told by our LORD “they could eat of any tree in the garden except the tree which is in the midst of the garden,” God has said “You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die (This sentence is added by Eve).
1. This is the first disobedience of Eve,
When Eve saw that that this tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, (1 John 2:16 KJV) and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit, and did eat, and she also gave to her husband Adam, and he did eat. The eyes of both of them were opened, and now they knew they were both naked; and made themselves aprons out of fig leaves. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
2. “Lest you die”.
This was the second misquotation by Eve leaving out “surely”
3. “You shall not surely die.”
Satan’s second utterance. Contradiction of God’s word in (Gen 2:17). This has become the foundation of Spiritism and Traditional belief as to death today. (Ghosts, Vampires, Werewolves &c) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/paganism.htm
4. “You shall be as gods.” Elohim. This is the foundation of Satan’s second lie: “The immanence, [indwelling] of God in everyman.”
5. “Make one wise.” “Boastful of life.”
6. “Gave, with her” Therefore Adam was present.
There was no word of apple, and reveals how the Bible has been misquoted by doctrines of Demons. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm
Genesis 3:23 (KJV) Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Christ], and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head [Satan], and thou shalt bruise His heel. [Crucifixion]
The one great prophecy which reveals the will of God, “I will put enmity between thy seed [Satan], and her seed. [Christ]” It is because God has put in place the wheat (50% & tares (50%) that there is much upheaval on this fallen earth we are now on.
THE PARABLE OF THE WHEAT & TARES
Matthew 13:24 -37- 43 (KJV)
24 Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:”
25 ‘But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.’
26 ‘But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.’
27 ‘So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, ‘Sir, didst not thou sow good seeds in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?’”
28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this.” The servants said unto him, “Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?”
29 But he said, “Nay, lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.”
30 ‘Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.’”
37 He answered and said unto them, “He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;”
38 “The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;”
39 “The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.”
40 “As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.”
41 “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity”;
42 “And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
43 “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear”.
So here we are where apostasy, atheism, secularity, and the loss of knowledge, which should have been given by the churches, but even they are very apostate due to the fallen state of man from the world that then was (2 Peter 3:5—6 KJV), and the activities of Satan and his demons http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm. It is all here in the Four Pillars of Society link, why it is happening, who the perpetrators are, but more importantly when it will end. It all seems to be happening when we take a closer look at the earth today, there is enough happening, and it is all man-made which has been ongoing for a long time http://www.godsplan.org.uk/prince.htm. The enemy is here with us whether you like it, believe it, or do not give a damn, he is making trouble for us but mostly for ourselves and our families. God has given Satan permission to meddle in religious matters, because He knows no matter what he does he will not be blamed for the demises incurred through him, for example: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/pureHeavenlytruth.htm
The struggle goes on today even as we speak the wheat verses the tares, however the tares are in the ascendant for the time being, but God has made sufficient preparations for His own, and others to come to Him of their own volition (choosing) and choice. We have in our power to steer a course to God, and whoever wants to come with us, but we cannot make others who do not want to; come as well. Some will have the ears to hear and the eyes to see, but alas, not everyone will come to the Father http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm for their father is of the devil, he was a liar then and is the father of it (look around you). Even Jesus said to the Pharisees:
John 8:44-45 (KJV)
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.
So we discover that in this fallen world we have to follow Jesus’s example to the letter, following everything, and everywhere He went, what He said, what He did, why, and answered them who wanted to know how to attain the Kingdom, truthfully.
Luke 18:18—26 (KJV)
18 And a certain ruler asked Him, saying, “Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
19 And Jesus said unto him, “Why callest thou Me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.”
20 “Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.”
21 And he said, “All these have I kept from my youth up.”
22 Now when Jesus heard these things, He said unto him, “Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow Me.”
23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, He said, “How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!”
25 “For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
26 And they that heard it said, “Who then can be saved?”
I never said it would be easy, however; to make it to being an overcomer http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm will take a great deal of faith http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm, Faith in God above all else. However; through sheer determination, willpower, fortitude and faith, will we win against all odds to regain the Paradise we lost http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/danielsvisions.htm.
It took Jesus from being made incarnate http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm, and His life’s work, which was not very long; to spread God’s Word of the Kingdom to the Jews, and finally to the Christians, being tormented, ridiculed, hated by men, all for the sake of spreading the TRUTH of God’s Word, and good news. This is partly the truth why people refuse to follow Christ:
· Firstly; it is because all they want is peace and security. They are afraid of following Jesus and going through what He did, even if it means regaining Paradise, and being an overcomer.
· Secondly; because of the Tares who are here with us and want nothing to do with God or His Kingdom preferring instead to “rule this fallen earth is much better to them, than to serve in heaven.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm.
· Thirdly; Jesus spoke to multitudes in parables so that those who could understand would be welcomed into the Kingdom. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm
23 And He called them unto Him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/propheticbeast.htm
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm
25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
Matthew 13:9-14 (KJV)
09 “Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
10 And the disciples came, and said unto Him, “Why speakest Thou unto them in parables?”
11 He answered and said unto them, “Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.”
12 “For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.”
13 “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.”
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, “By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:”
These two paragraphs are among the most poignant, and true verses of the New Testament. When we speak of the Kingdom of God, the look on people’s faces of bewilderment, and misunderstanding is enough to put one off from spreading the word, however; Jesus spoke to them in parables leaving those who could understand to take the right path to the Kingdom of God; and not to be put off by the unbelief and misunderstanding of others. It is far too much for us to decide who should go to the Kingdom, and who should not, we leave that decision to God Who can see through any disguise, but not us.
HOW DO WE ATTAIN THE KINGDOM FROM THIS FALLEN EARTH?
There are several ways of explain it, through images, and through verses, but the Truth is; those who can fully and disproportionally understand that which is given by the Holy Spirit. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:50 (KJV) Now this I say, brethren, “that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”
To fully understand this verse takes faith; and a great deal of courage. Far too much to go into here, so I will briefly cover the details which are laid out in the Companion Bible KJV Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshcovering.htm
Just before we were expelled from paradise God made us clothes of skin: Genesis 3 21 (KJV) Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
https://levendwater.org/companion/append34.html It is this flesh and skin we have to remove, much like a snake leaving its skin behind, and therefore releasing the spirit which is inside us all.
SO HOW DO WE RELEASE THIS SKIN AND FLESH?
When we die of old age, or earthly accidents and illnesses, the flesh and bones are buried or cremated, and the spirit returns to God, thus fulfilling Ecclesiastes 12:7 KJV and 1 Cor 15:50 above. However those left alive at the second coming of Christ http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm will be stripped of his/her flesh and bones by the brightness of His coming; and we will actually see him as He is. This is why God put Moses in the cleft of a rock and covered him with His hand, Moses was only allowed to see the back of God not the face. When Adam & Eve were first hiding in the trees from God (Gen 3:7); “The eyes of them were both opened and they knew they were naked.” They knew before, but their knowledge now received a new meaning. Adam becomes “naked” by losing something of Elohim’s glorious likeness. It is this likeness we will get back when we are restored to God.
The Flesh covering given to us by God is only a temporary covering to enable us to exist on this fallen earth http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm. It is not a replacement for who we really are; hence the given life of any human is only 3 score years and 10 (70): http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm Although doctors (man) these days do all in their power to keep us alive for much longer; but that is another matter.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 (KJV) 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:
It is the tares that are afraid of this coming, and go to war against God; but to no avail because they are only men of flesh and bone and try to make those who are elect doubt God’s Word, and have spent the 6000 years on this fallen earth to attempt to annihilate us. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm However; God is in control and unswervingly fights our corner against the adversary.
So you see there is nothing to be afraid of, if you totally believe in God; it is where courage and belief comes from, and faith will see us through. He will take care of His own at the tribulation to come, or the great White Throne Judgement http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
By recognising, and studying the Human Anatomy image above we can see and understand how God knows everything before anyone else. The mind, Greek nous, is likened unto a computer hard drive, it takes the overload from the brain and allows it to carry on with what it was designed for;
· That is to take care of the respiratory system, clearing illnesses and diseases.
· Not lots of storing of useless, earthly knowledge, and of naturalistic phenomena which everyone on this earth is bombarded with; replacing the knowledge of God and His Kingdom. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm As Job says in (Job 8:9 KJV)
Job 8:9 (KJV) (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
We are only here briefly http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm and the enemy and his demons know that http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm, I know it seems a long time; but none of us know just how long we have got to make the right decision. Satan and his cronies have done such a job of getting into higher places of all human activity, we believe what they are telling us. Let us Christians take a leaf out of the Rechab family:
· Man has ever sought to rob Christ of His glory. He has long since done his best to obliterate His name and His work from the Revelation which had been written in the stars of light.
· When He humbled Himself, and came as the promised Seed of the woman, men "saw no beauty in Him that they should desire Him." And these were religious men. It was religious men, not the common rabble, whom the Old Serpent made use of to wound Him in the heel.
The Devil could not touch Him himself; he must use them as his instruments; and it was only religious men that could be so used. Hence the Papal connection (False Prophet} to Rome as Babylon in Revelation. (See the evil trilogy link).
http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm Also the one world system without God; perpetrated by the governments of the world. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm
"WHO WERE THE RECHABITES IN THE BIBLE?"
Answer: The Rechabites (also Recabite, Rekabite) were a nomadic people group known for their strict rules to abstain from wine, from building houses, from sowing seed, and from planting vineyards (Jeremiah 35:6–7). The Rechabites were faithful to abide by these rules through the generations, all the way from the time of Jehu (2 Kings 10:15) to the time of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 35:8–10)—over 200 years. The Rechabites were descendants of Rechab (or Recab or Rekab), a Kenite and thus related to the Midianites and Moses’ family by marriage (see Judges 1:16). According to Jeremiah 35:6, the Rechabites’ strict rules were put in place by a son (or descendant) of Rechab named Jehonadab (or Jonadab). This is the same Jehonadab who helped Jehu rid Israel of Baal-worship after the time of Ahab (2 Kings 10:15–27). Scholars have differing opinions as to why Jehonadab implemented the rules, but many believe he sought to preserve the primitive lifestyle of his nomadic forebears.
God used the faithfulness of the Rechabites to teach an important lesson to His people. The Lord told Jeremiah,
Jeremiah 35:2 (KJV) “Go to the Rekabite family and invite them to come to one of the side rooms of the house of the LORD and give them wine to drink”
The prophet gathered the Rechabites into the house of the LORD and set bowls of wine in front of them (verses 3–5). The Rechabites firmly declined the wine and explained the command of their forefather (Jer 35: 6). They remained faithful to their family tradition. God then told Jeremiah to go and tell the people of Judah to learn a lesson from the Rechabites’ faithful obedience to Jehonadab (Jeremiah 35:12–14).
Jeremiah 35:12-14 (KJV)
12 Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying,
13 “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words” saith the Lord.
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.
God contrasted the obedience of the Rechabites to the disobedience of His own people. Again and again God had sent His prophets to tell the Israelites http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm to turn from their wicked ways, but the people had not heeded God’s Word.
Jeremiah 35:16 (KJV) “The descendants of Jehonadab son of Rekab have carried out the command their forefather gave them, but these people have not obeyed Me”
As a result of the Israelites’ historic disobedience, God promised to bring disaster upon the nation The North and South went into captivity by the Assyrian
But God commended the family of the Rechabites and gave them a promise: “Jehonadab son of Rekab will never fail to have a descendant to serve Me” (verse 19).
Jeremiah 35: (KJV) Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
There is much to learn from this family. The Rechabites stood firm against assimilating into the culture of the time (to take into the mind and thoroughly understand . They were commended by God for their faithfulness and obedience to their father. The Rechabites are an example of steadfastness. God desires His people to live in obedience and steadfastness to Him. However; the reverse is very true today, and punishment will be handed out in the full.
THE MESSIANIC ERA http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
On completion of the Tribulation; the Great White Throne Judgement will begin; where God will put the sheep (wheat) to the right and the goats (tares) to the left. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/wheatandtares.htm
Matthew 25:31-46 (KJV)
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: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm
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.
THE SYMBOL OF THE TWO STICKS (Ezekiel 37:15-28 KJV)
Ezekiel is to take two sticks—probably shaped like sceptres, (or so Schmidt suggests) the two pieces of a sceptre-shaped stick, and previously broken—inscribing on one
1. “Judah and the southern tribes,” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm on the other;
2. “Joseph and the northern tribes.” http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm
He is to join them both together, and when he is asked the meaning of this symbolic action, is to say that it foreshows the reunion by Jehovah of Israel and Judah. They shall be one kingdom with one king, a new David. They shall be cleansed and righteous, and they and their descendants shall dwell forever in Palestine. Jehovah shall make a new covenant with them, prosper them, and show the world that they are His chosen people, by establishing His sanctuary permanently within their borders.
Those who read this book, and believe what God has here written for our learning, will not be troubled with all the puerile (immature) guesses and trifling comments of the natural man, but understand something of the grand revelations which can be only spiritually discerned (to detect with the eyes). Mark 8:18 (KJV) Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV) `But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.’
In this Messianic Era there will be no more illnesses, nor death http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup.htm; because at the Second Advent of Christ, we will be given new bodies, and we will see Christ as He really is. This also is the truth of the Pyramids at Giza in Egypt. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
The structures of the Pyramids is a great mystery; and yet they told those who were in search of the TRUTH all they wanted to know, and the answers to such questions as;
1. Where did we come from? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
2. Why are we here? http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
3. Where are we going? http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
They also; with the Sphinx explained when we are going, to where, and how; through the precession of the equinoxes. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm Through the “Precession of the Equinoxes” the sun gradually shifts it’s position a little each year, till in about every 2000 years it begins the year in a different sign. This was foreseen; and it was also foreseen that succeeding generations would not know when and where the sun began its course, and where the teaching of this Heavenly Book commenced, and where we were to open its first page. Hence the “Sphinx” was invented as a memorial. It had the head of a woman (Eve) and the body and tail of a lion (Lion of Judah), to tell us this book, written in the Heavens, began with the sign “Virgo” (Virgin), and will end with the sign “Leo” (Lion). The word “Sphinx” is from the Greek Sphingo, to join; because it binds together the two ends of this circle of the heavens.
The underground sub—Terranean passageway indicates the destination of the flesh and bones when deceased. Ecclesiastes (KJV) 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
The sloping passageways of the King and Queen pointing up to the heavens indicate the journey the spirit will take back to God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
Well dear readers we are now in the extreme end days and the answer to question number 2 above is to Make a decision as to what you want:
· This fallen earth or Satan’s system?
· Or God’s Future Kingdom?
YOU WILL BE ASKED THIS QUESTION, MAKE NO MISTAKE ON THAT; THE ANSWER YOU GIVE WILL DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE.
It will be of little use to try and lie your way through as if it were Satan’s fallen earth, lest you forget God created you and knows every thought you make, and who you are. The Messianic era will last for a 1000 years, then Satan will be released to weed out; through temptation, those who got through by default, or changed their mind. So you have been warned. Those who have the ears to hear, and eyes to see take note. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm
FUTURE KINGDOM OF GOD
Well here we are: A new future http://godsplan.org.uk/newfuture.htm
The struggle for justice is as profound a revelation of the possibilities and limits of historical existence as the quest for TRUTH. In some respects it is even more revealing because it engages all human vitalities and powers more obviously than the intellectual quest. The obligation to build and to perfect communal life is not merely forced upon us by the necessity of coming to terms with the rather numerous hosts, whom it has pleased an Almighty Creator to place on this little earth beside us. Community is an individual as well as social necessity; for the individual can realise himself only in intimate and organic relation with fellowmen. Love is therefore the primary law of his nature; and brotherhood the fundamental requirement of his social existence.
Since man is a unity of vitality and reason, the social coherence of life can never be purely rational. It includes an interpenetration of all powers and potencies, emotional and volitional (the act of willing, choosing, or resolving) as well as rational (having reason or understanding: relating to, based on, or agreeable to reason). But the power of rational freedom [to choose] gives human communities a higher dimension than those of nature. Man’s freedom [to choose] over the limits of nature in indeterminate regression means that no fixed limits can be placed upon either the purity or the breadth of the brotherhood which men strive in history. No traditional attainment of brotherhood is secure against criticism from a higher historical perspective, or safe from corruption on each new level of achievement.
The indeterminate character of these possibilities of both good and evil in social and political relations justifies the dynamic interpretation of the social process. The facts of history may not support the conclusion that historical process has continually purified and perfected social relations; but they certainly prove that the breadth and extent of historical communities have been consistently increased. Every age, and more particularly the age of technics, has confronted men with the problem of relating their lives to a larger number of fellowmen. The task of creating community and avoiding anarchy is constantly pitched on broader and broader levels.
These facts have presented modern culture with what seemed irrefutable proofs of its progressive view of the social task. The “Kingdom of God” seemed to be an immanent force in history, culminating in a universal society of brotherhood and justice http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm. The secular and liberal-Protestant approaches to the socio- moral problem, based upon this presupposition, are too numerous to mention. Modern sociological treatises are practically unanimous in assuming this view of history. The Marxist interpretation of history deviates from it. But the deviation is only provisionally radical. Its catastrophism is finally subordinated to a progressive and utopian concept of history. The liberal Protestant version has added little but pious phrases to the interpretation.
The definition of the Christian view of human destiny as presented must lead to other, and partly contrary, conclusions. The conclusions are not completely contrary because they do not refute the dynamic character of history or the significance of its continually expanding tasks and obligations. They do, however, challenge the identification of historical growth with moral progress. According to our interpretation, “grace” is related to “nature” partly as fulfillment, and partly as negation. If the contradiction between “nature” and “grace” is not recognised, and the continued power of “nature” in the realm of “grace” is not conceded, new sins are brought into history by the pretension that sin has been progressively eliminated.
Matthew 19:23-30 (KJV)
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, “Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
24 And again I say unto you, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
25 When His disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, “Who then can be saved?”
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”
27 Then answered Peter and said unto Him, “Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?”
28 And Jesus said unto them, “Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
29 “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.”
30 “But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.”
These verses seem very harsh to everyone including the disciples, however; Jesus is speaking truthfully here:
· Verse 23: Jesus exclaims that a rich man can hardly enter into the Kingdom of heaven. When we trust in ourselves and don't rely on Jesus, His death and resurrection for our salvation, then we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. We rely on God for our very redemption http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm and salvation http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm. What people think is; “we want to live but not believe.”
· Verse 25: His disciples were amazed when they heard Jesus say this, and they exclaimed; “who then can be saved?” Common-sense will prevail if you think hard about this question.
· Verse 26: Jesus saw His disciples, and the rich man and said to them; “”With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Man is limited in his thinking to the point where he knows nothing; Job 8:9 (KJV) (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:) This is the reason the O.T is linked to Revelation. Revelation 1:8 (KJV) “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,’ saith the Lord, ‘which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.’”
· Verse 27: Question to Jesus? Peter then said, “We, your disciples have forsaken all, and followed You; what then shall we have?”
· Verse 28: Answer Verse 28.
· Verse 29: is self-explanatory and needs no explanation from me.
· Verse 30: The Lord’s statement that the last would be first and the first last might also have held special meaning for Peter, who had just spoken of having “left all”. Perhaps Jesus detected in Peter’s statement a bit of boasting—Peter was on the verge of becoming a spiritually complacent situation (pleased, especially with oneself or one's merits, advantages)—as the rich young ruler was, but for a different reason. Jesus’ response in verse 30 may have been an indirect warning to Peter to always find his sufficiency in Christ, not in his own sacrifice. After all, without love, even the greatest sacrifice is worthless. We must believe in; and follow Christ, for the right reasons.
In Luke all these parables are told to defend the actions of Jesus in befriending sinners. The parable of the lost sheep is also related in Matthew 18:12 to enforce the warning against despising little ones. However; these parables are more than defences: they are appeals intended to transform foes to friends and to turn critics into disciples; they constitute the parables of grace and set forth the wonder of God’s love.
We have, next, parables told to set forth the Christian character, and to commend more particularly the love of one’s neighbour—charity in action and the forgiving spirit, charity in the heart and the humility of those who know themselves to be God’s servants and God’s debtors. This group will include the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30—37), and of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:23—35). It may also include the parable from which Ruskin derived the phrase “Unto This Last” (Matthew 20: 1—16). The advice to take the lower seats at a wedding feast (Luke 14:7 forward), and the reminder that when we have done all we are still servants who have but done what they ought to have done (Luke 17:7 forward), also belong here if we follow Luke in regarding them as parables. The picture of the publican praying in the Temple should be included in this group.
THE PROMISED FATHER’S KINGDOM
What is the Kingdom of God? To answer this question we refer to the Dispensational Plan of God’s Word the Bible (KJV) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm
(A) THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH. The day of God.
Revelation 21:22 (KJV) And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
2 Peter 3: 12-13 (KJV)
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 (KJV) For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isaiah 66:22 (KJV) For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall 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 (KJV)
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,
Colossians 1:17 (KJV) All things were created by Him “Who is before all things and by whom all things consist” (lit hang together. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eternalplan.htm )
And he said unto me, “It is done”.—or, rather, they (the things promised) have come to pass. He spake, and it was done. The assurance is made sure. “I am making all things new.” “These words are true.” “They are fulfilled.” “Twice,” “twice it is said in this book ‘It is done.’ First at the completion of the wrath of God in Revelation 16:17 (KJV), and here again at the making of all things new.”
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end . . .—The definite article must be placed before Alpha and Omega. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. He is the Alpha and Omega, whose words are faithful and true, and He is the beginning and the end, who is before all things and by whom all things consist (Colossians 1:17; John 1:1). He finishes as well as begins. He who begins the good work will perform it (Philippians 1:6; Colossians 1:20); all grace flows from Him; and all love flows back to Him, who is Love, who is the cause and end of all, who first makes us, and lastly makes us rest in Him. All the unsatisfied yearnings of the heart may find satisfaction in Him. Hence, perhaps, this promise, I to him that thirsteth will give out of the spring of the water of life freely. No promise shall fail—the needy and thirsty so often invited to Him may find fresh springs of life in Him. (Comp. Isaiah 55:1; John 4:10-14; John 7:37-38.) The blessing is promised freely, as an unbought gift, without money and without price. This is the genius of the good news of God—the gift is free to all. He who understands this will not be afraid to say, “Nothing in my hand I bring;” and he who says this will be he who will also say, “What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ,” so that he who brings everything brings nothing; and he who brings nothing brings everything, knowing that all is nothing.
Colossians 1:17 (KJV) 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 (KJV) 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 (KJV) 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.
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? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
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 tree which He was nailed to [stake], they are declared justified http://www.godsplan.org.uk/justification.htm 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; they 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.