Precession of the Equinoxes
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:
For this, &c. literally this is hidden from (Greek lanthanō, see Acts 26:26).them willing (Ap 102.1 the Noun thelema must also be noted, with the same distinction from boulema), as denoting the desire [lust] rather than the resolve. [To overcome]
Acts 26:26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
of old. Greek ekpalai. See Peter 2:2—3.
2. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
3. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgement now of a long time lingerteth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
covetousness = Excessively and culpably desirous of the possessions of another.
Pernicious = (causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful: pernicious teachings; a pernicious lie, lasciviousness’s).
by reason of verse 2. http://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html
evil spoken of = blasphemed..
1 Peter 4:4. Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
3. feigned.= formed, i.e. fabricated.
words Ap 121. 10. logos = the word (spoken, as a means or instrument, not as a product);
make merchandise of. James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Just as people laughed at Noah building an Ark, and filling it with two of every animal and creature, getting married, and going about their usual business until the flood came. It would have been no laughing matter then as God punished them for their iniquity, so it will be in the coming of the redeemer marked out in the Precession of the equinoxes. It is really immaterial whether you believe it or not, because like the flood it will happen. http://godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
“The Precession of the Equinoxes: (The 'Platonic Year'...) http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/precession.htm
It has been observed that certain ancient myths, sacred texts and ancient buildings have ‘stored’ within them, common and repeating numerical values and dimensions which relate to astronomical phenomena.
This knowledge appears to be based on the observation of the precession of the equinoxes”.
WHAT IS PRECESSION?
In the first mention of the heavenly bodies, the purpose of the Creator is clearly stated. Genesis 1:14-19 reveals the fact that they were created, not only “to divide the day from the night, and to give light upon the earth”; but, they were set “for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years”.The stars are numbered and named. There are twelve signs of the Zodiac, called “the stars” in;
Gen 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told his brethren, and said, “Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
(Eleven signs of the Zodiac; of which bowed down to Joseph being the twelfth, = Judah the sign = a lion). Hence the “Sphinx” was designed as a memorial. It had the head of a woman and the body and tail of a lion, to tell us this book, written in the Heavens, began with the sign “Virgo” (Virgin),
The word Zodiac means the degrees or steps, which marks the stages of the sun’s path through the heavens, corresponding to the twelve months. (See diagram above left) the stars were all named by God;
See note on Numbers 2:2. Ensign = each standard is said to have had as its “sign” one of the twelve constellations depicted on it. (See note on Gen 1:16, and Ap 12. Hebrew ’ōth). One standard, with its sign on it for each tribe. Hence called “ensign”. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Order%20of%20Encampment.htm
Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also.
Ap 12 http://godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm made obeisance. Cp 42:6; 43:26; 44:14.
Genesis 42:16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
Genesis 43::26 And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed themselves to him to the earth.
Genesis 44:14 And Judah and his brethren came to Joseph's house; for he was yet there: and they fell before him on the ground.
Psalm 147: 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
Most of these names have been lost; but over 100 are preserved through the Arabic and Hebrew, and are used by astronomers today, though their meaning is unknown to them. Many of them are used in Scripture as being well known, though the translations are somewhat speculative.
These names and the twelve “signs” go back to the restoration of the fallen earth which is this current Flesh age. Jewish tradition preserved by Josephus assures us that this Bible astronomy was designed by Adam, (Father) Seth, (Son) and Enoch (Grandson). We see evidence of it as early as,
Genesis 11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Where we read of the Tower of Babel having “his top with the heavens”. There is nothing about the wrongly supplied italics “may reach unto”. The words, doubtless refer to the signs of the Zodiac, pictured at the top of the Tower, like the Zodiacs in the Temples of; Denderah [left] and Esnėh in Egypt.
Even the Babylonian “Creation Tablets” refer to them, though their primitive meaning had been either corrupted or lost. It is the same with the Greek mythology, which is a corruption of primitive truth which had been lost and perverted.
In this structure, every line emphasises the elaboration of the design: for, while, in the first half, all the terms are literary, in the latter half they are all astronomical, thus welding the two portions of the Psalm into one harmonious whole.
For the meaning of the words, reference must be made to the Psalm itself. We can only note here that the first part does not refer to the wonders of creation, but to the eloquence of its teaching and revelation: they “declare”, tell, or narrate;
Genesis 24:66 And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.
Psalm 71:15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
They “utter speech”, but without words (omit “where” in verse 3); Hebrew = they “show forth”, exhibit
Genesis 3:11 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?”
Psalms 97:6 The heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory.
Psalms 111:6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.
They prophesy “day by day”, “night by night”, the question is:
· What do they prophesy?
· What knowledge do they show forth?
· What glory do they tell of?
The answer is-Genesis 3:15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shall bruise His heel.
The one great central truth of all prophecy –the coming of One [Christ the redeemer], Who, though he should suffer, should in the end crush the head of the old serpent, the Devil.
· But, where are we to open this book?
· Where are we to break into this circle of the Zodiacal signs?
Through the “Precession of the Equinoxes” the sun gradually shifts its position a little each year, till in every 2160 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 designed as a memorial.
· It had the head of a woman and the body and tail of a lion, 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 number of the signs is twelve, the number of governmental perfection or “rule”: It is the number or factor of all numbers connected with government: whether by Tribes or Apostles, or in measurements of time, or in things which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:18. “And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: And God saw that it was good”.
· They are divided into three books of four chapters (or signs) each: twelve being the product of 3 x 4, i.e. of Divine truth working in the heavens and in the earth. (See app 10).
· Each book, therefore, consists of four signs; and these are all arranged by structure, in exactly the same way.
· Each is an introversion (a central dimension of human personality). Thus we have the three books: http://godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
The Precession of the equinoxes = 25,920 yrs = (360° rotation or one arc point)
If the sky is divided into 12 constellations = (25,920 yrs divided by 12 = 2,160 yrs = each transition through the Zodiac).
(Note: 6 x 10 x 6 = 360 and 360 x 6 = 2,160)
A New sign appears on the horizon each 2,160 yrs (30°)
Note: (2 x 2,160 or 12 x 360 = 4,320 yrs)
Therefore to move 1° or (1 arc point) on the horizon = 72 yrs. (approx).
... 4,320 and 25,920) The following numbers can therefore be regarded as precessionary: (12 ... 30 ... 72 ... 360 ... 2,160 ... 4,320 and 25,920)
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Isaiah 41:4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he.
with the last: i.e. He who called Abraham, the first, will be with the last (Messiah), Who is the subject of this prophecy.
I am He: or, I AM. Also in (Revelation 1:17; 2:8; 22:13).
Revelation 22 13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
“The world that then was” 2 Peter 3:6—7 is indistinguishable from Genesis and Revelation. One is difficult to understand without the other, therefore God’s Word the Holy Bible should be studied as a complete Book. To children at school R.E. has even been removed from the curriculum, in others the suggestion that the O.T is an unimportant history, in others it is because the Christian Religion may clash with other religions. So it is vitally important to study and find the truth for yourself, and not be deceived.
“In Western nations today, younger generations have grown up during a period of secularism, and may think a state religion in this modern era is not possible. To think this could not happen ignores thousands of years of history, as well as Bible prophecies concerning the end time. Such thinking is naïve.
Bible prophecy warns of coming religious persecution by a powerful state and church. Jesus said in His Olivet prophecy”:
Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My names sake.
Just as there was widespread persecution in centuries past, Bible prophecies foretell the emergence of a strong empire influenced by a church, soon to emerge and dominate the world.
The Tribulation http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stormcoming.htm
Above are two links for your perusal, they are two of the links on this website which point to the end day prophecies which we now have to endure. People are secular and atheistic only because they are told and deceived by many, whom themselves have been betrayed and told lies. If any person reading this is unsure as to which way to jump they should STUDY THE TRUTH FOR THEMSELVES; and not be persuaded to the contrary by anyone else, including me and this website. Study The King James Companion Bible it is vitally important to you as an individual, to you and your family, and to all those who cannot make up their minds.
“Restoration of all things.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/restoration.htm
“The TRUTH shall set you free” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetruth.htm
Wheat and Tares Parable.
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 seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?”
28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this.” The servants said unto him, ‘Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?’
29 But he said, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, ‘Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.’
37 He answered and said unto them, “He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; [Christ]
38 The field is the [this fallen] world; the good seed are the children of the [God’s] kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; [The devil]
39 The enemy that sowed them [seeds] is the devil; the harvest is [at] the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
the end of the world. = the end of the age, age time, or dispensation.
end = Greek sunteleia. (Not “telos”) = closing time, denoting the joining of two age-times. i.e. the closing time of one leading on to the other. The sunteleia mark the closing period, while telos marks the actual and final end. (See the Precession of the Equinoxes diagram above).
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world [age].
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.’”
To fully understand this parable it is necessary to look to the O.T. (Which we are told is old history) in Genesis.
Genesis 3:1 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 Nachash, a shining one. The old serpent (2 Cor 11:3) transformed as “an angel of light” (= a glorious angel 2 Cor 11:14). Cp Ezekiel 28:14, 17 connected with “cherub”
Ezekiel 28: 13, 14, 16) and contrasted with it here in Genesis 3:24. So He drove out the man [Adam};
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. http://godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
Drove out. Note the failure of man under every dispensation.
placed. Hebrew shākan, to place in a tabernacle (house; as in the house of the Zodiac. To place in a tabernacle hence to dwell).
every way. not nātah, (aside), sāvav (about), sūg (back), pānah (toward), but haphak (every way) effectively preserving the way back (to God) until man; in his fallen state on this earth chose one way or the other which existence he preferred. In actual fact it’s a no brainer (as coined today) Satan’s way of life on this fallen earth with all its evils; or God’s spiritual way of life in the new earth, His kingdom.
keep. See note on Gen 2:15 = preserve, so that man should “not live forever” in his fallen condition, but only in Christ.
1 John 5:11—12.
11. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Gen 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
keep = keep safe, preserve,
Have you noticed how we keep jumping from the N.T to the O.T?
No apple mentioned here.
Satan and Eve joined in pure unadulterated sex, and she also had sex with Adam resulting in a phenomenon called Super fecundation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superfecundation. It has caused all the trouble we now have in this fallen world today, hence the Wheat & Tares, Adam and Satan’s seeds, God’s children and Satan’s children.
This is the reason for us being on this fallen earth; whether you believe it or not. Wake up and look around you, take a mental note of what is happening to you and your families, and then choose what it is you want. You will know your historical parents from the choice you make.
The Sheep and the Goats
"The Judgment of the Nations" is a discourse of Jesus recorded in the New Testament. It is sometimes characterised as a parable, although unlike most parables it does not purport to relate a story of events happening to other characters. The common Futurist explanation of the discourse is that it tells of the Last Judgment, and the division of all the world's people into the blessed, on the Right Hand of God, who are welcomed by the Father to inherit the Kingdom and eternal life, (See Future Kingdom 1—12 on the Home page). http://godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm
and the cursed, who are cast into the eternal fire along with the devil.
Are you a sheep or a goat? Matthew 25:31—34
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.
01. Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, “I have no pleasure in them.”
evil days = days of the misfortune: i.e. affliction and death. Hebrew ‘rā’a. Ap 44. Viii: ra'a', wicked, injurious. From its root, which indicates its nature as breaking up all that is good or desirable; injurious to all others. In Greek poneros, evil, or kakos, bad. Hence especially of moral depravity and corruption, and lewdness. English "good-for-nothing" (1Sam. 17:28), naughty (2Kings 2:19. Prov. 20:14. Jer. 24:2). I.e. the days described in the following verses.
02. While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds, return after the rain:
03. In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened.
The keepers of the house: I.e. the arms of the body.
house. The human body is often compared to a house. (Isa 38:12. Job 4:19. 2 Cor 5:1—2. 2 Pet 1:13).
Tremble. Occurs only here. Esther 5:9 (“move”)., and Habakkuk 2:7 (“vex”). Ap 76. xii. zua', "tremble", ch. 12:3. But we find it in Hab. 2:7 ("vex"), and its derivative zeva'ah, Isa. 28:19. Jer. 15:4; 24:9.
These examples will be sufficient to show how slender is the argument on which an objection so grave, and a conclusion so premature, is based. Some of the references given above may be later, of course, than the true date of Ecclesiastes; nevertheless, they are all much earlier than the alleged date, which is about 200 B.C. or less.
the strong men. I.e. the legs. Hebrew geber. Ap 14. iv. First occurrence in Gen. 6:4 (*1), mighty men, and denotes man in respect of his physical strength, as 'Enosh does in respect of the depravity of his nature. It is rendered "man" sixty-seven times, "mighty" twice, "man-child" once, "everyone" once. In the Septuagint rendered fourteen times (anthropos) and the rest by (aner). For illustrative passages see Ex. 10:11; 12:37. 1Sam. 16:18. 2Sam. 23:1. Num. 24:3, 15. 1Chron. 26:12; 28:1. 2Chron. 13:3. Ezra 4:21; 5:4, 10; 6:8.
the grinders: I.e. the teeth.
cease = fail, or become unfit for use. Hebrew batal = a passage; probably = the ear-passage. (Occurs only in Solomon’s writings. Here verse 5, Proverbs 7:8, and Songs 3:2.)
those that look out of the windows: I.e. eyes. (“those” is feminine, agreeing with Hebrew “eyes 2”.
windows = lattices = the eyelids.
darkened = dimmed.
04. And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
The doors = the openings: i.e. the mouth and ears.
streets = street (singular).
sound of the grinding is low: i.e. the mastication with gums instead of teeth is low.
rise up = start. Referring to insomnia.
the daughters of musick: i.e. songs &c, the product of music.
05. Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way,
And the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden,
And desire shall fail: (because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets).
afraid: i.e. of ascending lofty heights.
high = lofty, elevated.
fears shall be in the way: i.e. apprehensions of danger in journeying.
almond tree shall flourish: i.e. grey hairs shall grow scanty, or drop off, not “almond nuts be rejected”; for the teeth and eating have already been dealt with in verse 3.
grasshopper, or locust.
shall be a burden = shall become burdensome: i.e. as to weight.
desire shall fail. “ Desire” = Hebrew the caper-berry. Here the A.V. beautifully renders the figure of speech (as a version should do)., while the R.V. renders it literally as a translation too often does). The Fig is Metalepsis: i.e. a double Metonymy (Ap 6) by which,
1. the “caper-berry” is put for the condiment made from it, and then,
2. the condiment is put for the appetite produced by it.
And further, since, because of its shape, as well as from the notion that it was supposed to create sexual desire, all this is intended by the figure is included in the translation “desire shall fail”.
man = Hebrew 'ādām (with article). Ap 14.I There are four principal Hebrew words rendered "man", and these must be carefully discriminated. Every occurrence is noted in the margin of The Companion Bible. They represent him from four different points of view :--
'Adam, denotes his origin, as being made from the "dust of the Adamah" ground (Latin. homo).
See note on Ecclesiastes 1:13 God Hebrew Elohim. The title “Jehovah” is not used in Ecclesiastes, because this book refers to man in relation to his Creator only; not to man in covenant with Him as “Jehovah”. Hence the frequent use of Hebrew 'ādām for “man” in this book.
06. Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Or, &c. New figures now in (verse six) introduced, referring to the arrival of death itself.
the silver cord: i.e. the spinal cord.
the golden bowl = the head or skull.
the pitcher = the failure of the heart.
the wheel. On which the bucket is brought up by a rope from the cistern or well.
07. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it.
dust. Fig Metonomy (of cause), Ap 6 http://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html put for body which is made up of dust. (Gen 2:7; 3:19. Ps 104 29. Job 34: 15—16).
return unto God. Hence He is said to be the God of the spirits of all flesh ( Num 16:22; 27:16. Cp Luke 23:46. Acts 7:59); “The father of spirits” (Heb 12:9).
The most important part of this verse is the revelation that “the spirit shall return unto God Who gave it” These are kept by God in a special place in the heavenlies, everyone who has ever walked upon the face of the earth; Old (The world that then was 2 Pet 3:56 N.T.), and New (Restored Creation Gen 1: 2A O.T. “ and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”).
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.
Apposition (Ap17) = “breath [that is] life”.
Genitive of Apposition
Here the "of" is equivalent to "that is to say", or, "consisting of". Gen. 2:7, "The breath of life" = the breath, that is to say, life. John 2:21, "The temple of His body" = the temple, that is to say, His body. Rom. 4:11, "The sign of circumcision" = the sign, that is to say, circumcision. 2Cor. 5:1, "The house of our tabernacle" = the house, that is to say, our tabernacle. 2Cor. 3:17, 18, "The spirit of the Lord" = the spirit, that is to say, the Lord (Christ) Who is the life of the old covenant, as the body without the spirit is dead (Jas. 2:26). 1Pet. 1:1, "Sojourners of the Dispersion" = sojourners, that is to say, the Dispersion.
The sign of circumcision = "The house of our tabernacle" = the house, that is to say, our tabernacle. (The houses of the Zodiac)
2 Corinthians 3:17—18
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Cp Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, [and he] calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Here in the Old and New Earths is the true testament (a covenant between God and the human race) of the whole of God’s Word the Holy Bible. The fact that all events so expressed stand any amount of scrutiny by any discernible student looking for the TRUTH. I know; because I have searched for quite a number of years; firstly to disprove it, which very soon became an
impossibility, and now I am fully conversant with the TRUTH and totally unwearied by any secular, atheistic, or doctrinal deception by anyone at all on this subject or planet.
testament = noun \ˈtes-tə-mənt\ : proof or evidence that something exists or is true.
Septuagint XII: 7 before the dust also return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return to God who gave it.
The Abingdon Bible Commentary. And then follows the climax of the whole book, which was a new revelation to Koheleth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastes; not that the dust returns to the earth was new, but the “spirit returns unto God who gave it”. At last Koheleth has discovered immortality in God. Like Job he won the victory of faith (Job19:25). After a long life of struggle and doubt he has been given a new revelation, and it seizes hold upon him. Yet still he wails, “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity”, probably because all earthly gains and achievements, profits, and emoluments [compensation] (apart from God) are empty and disappointing.
08. “Vanity of vanities”, saith the preacher; “All is vanity”.
09. And moreover, he still taught the People knowledge; because the preacher was wise yea, he gave good heed, and sought out,
10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words:
And that which was written was upright, even words of truth. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetruth.htm
Job 19:25For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
ZOPHAR’S SECOND ADDRESS.
Job 20:4 Know’st thou [not] this?—a TRUTH of olden time, Since Adam first was placed upon the earth:
But can we trust the word of God? Many say no, even choosing to believe that God doesn't exist. However,
· do we really believe that the tide flows in and out on schedule just by accident? Of course not!
· Do the planets in our solar system continue to move in unison on their own accord?
· Do the earth, moon and sun continue to move in their appointed orbits, producing the tidal flows, night and day, the seasons by themselves?
The Word of God is written in the Holy Bible by prophets, and God filled men, guided by the Holy Spirit for our learning and instruction on how to live our lives to the full.
However we choose to ignore God’s Word and put our faith in scientists, politicians, and the like.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever.
Isaiah 40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: Surely the people is grass.
There was a world before this one that most people are totally unaware of, even so-called educated men, and scholars. However it is well documented in God’s Word if people would only take the trouble to search and read for them-selves. This “world that then was” begins in the New Testament; but conversely points to Genesis 1 in the Old Testament proving that God’s Word covers the whole of the Bible and not just the New Testament, see for yourself in 2 Peter 3:5—6.
The flood mentioned in Peter must not be confused with the flood of Noah which was to destroy the Nephilim; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thenephilim.htm but the flood to restore the ruined creation caused by the enemy Satan.
· During a discussion with an individual, his remarks included a disbelief in God and also Satan.
· Most people may believe in God but not Jesus Christ.
· Some believe Jesus Christ is God.
· Others believe the saints like St Paul and St John should be worshipped.
· The Catholic Church then finally prayed and worshipped Mary.
· While others worship other idols of stone or wood &c.
1 Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
That change doesn’t happen as a direct transposition. It is a progressive thing and it took a long time to achieve.
· They went from the acknowledgment of God as God,
· Within Christianity they then elevated Jesus Christ to God and began worshipping him.
· Having done that they then elevated the saints to the same status and began worshipping them.
· Then finally they began praying to images of Mary and other such idols, losing sight completely of the understanding of resurrection. Mariam, wrongly called Mary, is dead! (cf. the paper The Virgin Mariam and the Family of Jesus Christ (No. 232).
Mariam, called Mary, will be resurrected along with the rest of the saints in the first resurrection. Jesus Christ is the only person who has been resurrected to heaven.
“Light from the Ancient East”… Adolf Deissmann.
Our Lord saith: “Let not him who
seeks . . . cease until he finds,
and when he finds he shall be
astonished; astonished he shall
reach the kingdom, and having
reached the kingdom he shall rest”.
The Future Kingdom http://godsplan.org.uk/Index.htm