Where do we go from here? Wednesday 09/05/2018
· Donald Trump designates Jerusalem as the Capital City of Israel.
· Donald Trump announces 'withdrawal' from Iran nuclear deal The Telegraph. Rozina Sabur, the Telegraph 3 hours ago.
Mr Trump made the announcement from the White House's diplomatic room – REUTERS Donald Trump announces withdrawal and fresh sanctions UK, Germany, France promise to stay in deal.
Opinion: Iran has only itself to blame for the end of the nuclear deal
What is the deal, why has Trump pulled out of it, and what happens next?
How Iran will look to reshape the Middle East
Trump's trashing of the Iran deal is really about one word: Obama Donald Trump pulled America out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, re-imposing sanctions on the regime and delivering on an election campaign promise. The US president said the “defective” 2015 agreement would not stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb and signed a presidential memorandum enacting the US withdrawal. Iran has been accused of failing to be honest about its nuclear ambitions while supporting terrorist groups and acting in an increasingly hostile way across the Middle East. Britain, France and Germany condemned the move in a joint statement and promised to stay within the nuclear agreement claiming that it was the only way to prevent a Middle-Eastern nuclear arms race. (These are our leaders).
However, the White House announcement was welcomed by Israel - which released new intelligence on Iran's nuclear programme last week - and several Arab nations. Israel should be wiped off map, says Iran's president
Ewen MacAskill and Chris McGreal in Jerusalem
Thu 27 Oct 2005 00.04 BST First published on Thu 27 Oct 2005 00.04 BST
Iran's new president created a sense of outrage in the west yesterday by describing Israel as a "disgraceful blot" that should be "wiped off the face of the earth". Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who is more hard-line than his predecessor, told students in Tehran that a new wave of Palestinian attacks would be enough to finish off Israel. The populist leader's comments [See footnote], reported by the state-run media, come at a time when Tehran is under pressure over its suspect nuclear weapons ambitions and alleged involvement in attacks on British troops in Iraq. He said: "Anybody who recognises Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury, [while] any [Islamic leader] who recognises the Zionist regime means he is acknowledging the surrender and defeat of the Islamic world." He was addressing a conference entitled The World without Zionism! http://www.godsplan.org.uk/bibleprophecytheend.htm
People today are of the mindset that the events of the Old and New Testaments all happened back in the "Biblical days" of human history. They fail to grasp the awesome truth that we are still living in Biblical days. They never ended. What will yet happen on the face of this Earth in the years to come has already been prophesied and penned in the Bible. There remain things written in the Bible, in both the New and Old Testaments, that are yet to come to pass.
Matthew 24:6 (KJV) “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
The end is not yet, but it is not far off either. A chilling report circulating in the Kremlin today states that Russian President Medvedev and Chinese President Hu have issued an “urgent warning” to the United States that says if the Americans allow an Israeli nuclear attack upon Iran, “World War will be our response”. It does not matter who this fallen worlds heads are today, only the countries. Russia and China are communist countries who do not believe in God, hence their fierce abrogation’ (Abrogation is the concept of what comes after is better than what came before), http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm It is better to rule on a fallen earth, than to serve in heaven (Satan). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/bibleprophecytheend.htm. To the west where God’s people are scattered http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm. Fuelling Russian and Chinese fears are intelligence reports stating that Israel has moved over three-quarters of its Naval Forces through the Suez Canal and has assembled over 30 of its US-built fighter jets for a planned attack using American made “bunker busting” bombs and nuclear armed cruise missiles. Russian Military Analysts state in these reports that Israel first plans to use its US-built fighter jets to target Iran’s nuclear facilities, and upon a combined Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah “response”, that is said will “rain missiles down upon Israel”, Israeli submarines and surface vessels will unleash nuclear armed cruise missiles against Iran’s military, religious and political infrastructure.
Israeli news sources are also confirming Russian and Chinese fears over an attack by their country upon Iran, and as we can read as reported the Haaretz News Service: “Israel’s recent deployment of warships across the Red Sea should be seen as serious preparation for an attack on Iran, an Israeli defence official told the Times of London on Thursday. “This is preparation that should be taken seriously. Israel is investing time in preparing itself for the complexity of an attack on Iran.” These manoeuvres are a message to Iran that Israel will follow up on its threats,” the official was quoted as saying. “President Bush had become so alarmed over Israel’s plan to attack Iran that in an unprecedented move, just prior to leaving office, he refused the Israelis “secret request” for 1,000 of the American bunker busting bombs they wanted, but, Israel had obtained 100 of these dreaded weapons in a 2005 deal with the Pentagon. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nationshalrise.htm Make no mistake, the arm deals being exploited by governments around the world is big business; and as countries become bigger, and wealthier, they feel that security lies in nuclear weapons, which they acidly claim are used only as a deterrent. That used to be the case, but Hitler was using missiles in WW11. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/leadcontainer.htm
THIS ALL STARTED BECAUSE OF SATAN’S ATTACK ON EVE
3. God’s lineage http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm;
4. Hence wheat & tares. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Kenites.htm
1 Timothy 2:14 (KJV) And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
This led inordinately to the fall, where we were put on this earth we are on now, called the fallen earth, or flesh age http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm, and given 6000 years to decide what it is we want God or Satan’s rule; and the significance of numbers link  verifies this point http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm. Well the time is nearly up and you have a short number of years to make that decision for you and your families, before the second advent of Christ is upon us.
This is God’s plan for all the people on this fallen earth, and why this website is called Godsplan; let us see what Gods word the Holy Bible KJV says about this:
Matthew 24 (KJV) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/olivetdiscourse.htm
01 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and His disciples came to Him for to shew Him the buildings of the temple.
02 And Jesus said unto them, “See ye not all these things?’ verily I say unto you, ‘There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”’
Jesus spoke to His disciples to point out to them that during the tribulation there would not one stone be left on another that would not be thrown down. In other words Jerusalem’s synagogue will be destroyed as the whore of Babylon. Whether you believe this or not Jesus said it and He does not lie.
03 And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?”
04 And Jesus answered and said unto them, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”
05 For many shall come in My name, saying, “I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
06 “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
07 “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”
08 “All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
09 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for My name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/christianrace.htm
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetwowitnesses.htm
15 “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Ashera.htm
16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
21 “For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”
22 “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stormcoming.htm
23 “Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.”
24 “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”
25 “Behold, I have told you before.”
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles [vultures] be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
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.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/godcontrols.htm
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fig%20tree%20Part%201.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fig%20tree%20Part%202.htm
33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 “Verily I say unto you’, ‘This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.’”
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. http://godsplan.org.uk/noah.htm
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. http://godsplan.org.uk/education.htm
43 But know this, that if the Goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for Him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
· Following after God means just that; and it does not mean you follow after some man or women, or his or her teaching instructions; for you for sure, or merely join any church immediately, nor does it mean you have to learn Greek, or go immediately to a Bible school, Bible college, unless God tells you specifically !
· Following after God means specifically, now; today, following Jesus, following His voice, His Holy spirit, His Words even those in the Bible. After all Jesus is also God Himself. https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html
· The Transfiguration points out in explicit detail the glory of Christ’s second coming to this earth to collect His followers and believers, who, have by faith and grace been saved. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetransfiguration.htm
The event from which it is dated, in all three Gospels, is the Lord’s first mention of His sufferings, and rejection (Matt16:21. Mark 8:31. Luke 9:22). It must therefore have some close connection with this.
Matthew 16:21 (KJV) From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto His disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Mark 8:31 (KJV) And He began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Luke 9:22 (KJV) Saying, “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day.”
This is the way back to God for all of us as told by Christ; we must first put off our material bodies to release the spirit. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm
Acts 13:26 (KJV) Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth (revere) God, to you is the word of this salvation sent. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm
Romans 4:13 (KJV) For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm
Try and understand fully the above verses; it means a great deal to everyone Jews, Gentiles, and those who believe in Jesus; which is called faith. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm
Matthew 24:43 (KJV But know this, that if the Goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
1 Timothy 2:4 (KJV) Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm
Revelation 17:5 (KJV) "And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH."
The Bible tells us that Jerusalem, not Rome, will be the true "whore" of Revelation. In the future Jerusalem, the City of Peace will be the city of a great false peace. It will be a centre of power much like ancient Babylon and will once again go a whoring as she did so many times in Old Testament days. At this future time Israel will have abandoned its current democratic form of government; and will once again be a theocratic monarchy, ruled by kings and ruling with the kings of the earth.
Now, I know that you may find this to be shocking and hard to believe. After all, we all think of Jerusalem as the heart of the holy land and the place where the Lord Jesus Christ will someday reign (and He will),
BUT NOT BEFORE HE AVENGES HIMSELF ON THE CITY THAT REJECTED THE LAMB OF GOD AND NAILED HIM TO A TREE OUTSIDE THE CITY WALLS.
It was not just a rejection, it was more than that. The Jewish population in Jerusalem let the ruling parties do their thinking, and their praying for them. The Pharisees were the religous ruling party at the time of Christ’s crucifixion as the Bible indicates and it allowed the Jewish people to get on with other things. Because the Pharisees “were the children of the devil”: John 8:44 (KJV) 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. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm Jerusalem was then ruled by the Romans, and Christ was brought to one man in particular; that man was Pontius Pilate. He said to the host of Jews & Pharisees;
Luke 23—16 (KJV)
13 And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
14 Said unto them, “Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined Him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse Him:”
15 “No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto Him.”
16 “I will therefore chastise Him, and release Him.”
17 (For of necessity he [Pilate] must release one [prisoner] unto them at the feast.)
18 And they cried out all at once, saying, “Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:”
19 (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)
20 Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
21 But they cried, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him.”
22 And he said unto them the third time, “Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in Him: I will therefore chastise Him, and let Him go.”
23 And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS BY THE ROMANS AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE:
That God the Father prophesied, in the days of Moses in the desert, and during the Exodus which was the fifteenth day of Nissan in the year 2448 B.C. after the creation of the [fallen] world; and made a bronze serpent (a name then given for Satan) nailed it to his staff and revealed it to the people, that the redeemer would be lifted up in the future and those that saw it believed on Him and lived. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage5.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
· Numbers 21:9 (KJV) B.C. OT And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
· John 12:32 (KJV) A.D. NT “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.”
April 3, 33 A.D., is the estimated time of the crucifixion in Jerusalem outside of the city walls at a place called Golgotha.
These verses indicate two prophesies:
1. Is that it indicates God’s timeframe is beyond human comprehension, note the differences in time between Numbers and John.
2. It also reveals that Christ had to be crucified, die, and be resurrected, to show us humans the way back to God in the not too distant future. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
1 Peter 1:10-12 (KJV)
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come – unto you: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/necessityofgrace.htm
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thesufferingsandglory.htm
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us, they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
UNFORTUNATELY, THE PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH HAVE GONE THE SAME WAY AS THE JEWS AND WILL PAY FOR IT.
How do we know for sure that Jerusalem is the "woman" spoken of? Consider this undeniable truth: In the Bible God says that Babylon, the mother of harlots, is responsible for shedding specific holy blood:
Revelation 18:24 (KJV) "And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth."
And the only city on the face of the Earth which meet these criteria, according to the Bible, is the city of Jerusalem:
Luke 13:33 (KJV) "Nevertheless I must walk to day, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem."
And this is the verse of Scripture that nails the woman's identity. Jesus Himself said this. And Jesus, was slain at Jerusalem. In fact, search your Bible and you will find that EVERY true prophet of the Lord God who perished did so at Jerusalem
Luke 13:34 (KJV) "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!”
I know that some of you will find this revelation troubling. That is understandable, since we know that God has not finished dealing with, or completely forsaken the children of Israel, or the world today; Paul testified to this truth:
Romans 11:25-29 (KJV)
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. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/isgodthetruth%20.htm
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: http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm
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.
· Before God saves the Jewish remnant, they must be brought to repentance and their eyes must be opened. Hence the calamities they have been through.
· What happens at Jerusalem in the future is how He brings that about. (see) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/bibleprophecytheend.htm
DANIEL CHAPTERS 7—12 THE END OF GENTILE DOMINION
The second half of Daniel relates a series of visions in which Daniel is made to predict the events of the period from his own day to that of the writer of the book, which was nearly four hundred years. The purpose was to teach that God has a program of history which cannot be thwarted and which He can make known to His servants. The recital of past events, familiar to the readers, would give them confidence that the short future regarding which actual predictions are made could likewise be trusted.
The two sections of the book are held together by the striking similarity—indeed, the practical identity—of chapters 2, and 7, the revelation of the four world kingdoms, ending in the triumph of the kingdom of God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/danielsvisions.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_kingdoms_of_Daniel
THE FOUR KINGDOMS OF DANIEL ARE FOUR KINGDOMS WHICH, ACCORDING TO THE BOOK OF DANIEL, PRECEDE THE "END-TIME" AND THE "KINGDOM OF GOD".
In the first year of Belshazzar. This was 429 B.C See App 50, http://levendwater.org/companion/index_companion.html Daniel being eighty-four years old. Three years before the events of chapter 6. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/charts&tables.htm
Lo Ammi ‘Not My People’ period http://www.godsplan.org.uk/lo-ammiperiod70.htm Hosea Chapters 1-9 King James Version (KJV)
When Israel was regarded by Jehovah as LO-AMMI, i.e. Not My People (of Hosea 1:8) then, Jehovah dealt with them on a different principle in recording time. During these periods, their national history years are omitted from the years of the world’s lifetime.
When they were LO-AMMI, the events recorded in the Scriptures, were recorded to a reckoning we have termed Anno Dei (in GOD’S Year) and not according to Anno Mundi (in the eighth year of the world) reckoning. Herein is the key to a right understanding of Biblical Chronology; and it will be found, when rightly applied, to unlock many “difficulties” and to remove many supposed “discrepancies” between certain passages in Scripture.
BELOW ARE A FEW VERSES TAKEN FROM HOSEA 9 WHICH COULD QUITE EASILY REFER TO THE STATE OF UK TODAY.
Hosea 9:11-17 KJV
11 “As for Ephraim [U.K.], their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
12 “Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when I depart from them!” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stormcoming.htm
13 “Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.” [Abortions] http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
14 “Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/whatsahead.htm
15 “All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.” http://godsplan.org.uk/itsnottolate.htm
16 “Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.” http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
17 “My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto Him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/worldhistory.htm
Acts 17:24 KJV God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.
THE 'PROMISED LAND' http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
According to the biblical narrative in the Book of Exodus, the patriarch Moses led his people, the Israelites, out of the bondage of slavery in Egypt and toward the `promised land’ of Canaan where their God had promised them they would live in peace in a “land flowing with milk and honey.” The Book of Joshua, following the Exodus narrative, tells of the campaigns of the Israelite General Joshua in the land of Canaan subduing the populace with the help, and by command of, his God (most famously destroying the city of Jericho, which was the oldest city in the region with the greatest cultural legacy). Scholars date the invasion of the Israelites to about 1250 BC and archaeological excavations in the region have confirmed some kind of disturbance in the region between 1250 and 1200 BC which resulted in the destruction of Canaanite towns and cities. These ruins, however, do not always match the descriptions given in the Book of Joshua. Even so, the destruction of the cities and the absence of further development of the culture, indicate that some catastrophic event, or series of events, impacted the people of Canaan significantly. The time period in which General Joshua allegedly conquered the land of Canaan corresponds with a period of general upheaval in the ancient world from the destruction of Troy by the Achaeans to the fall of the Hittite Empire, the ruin of the great city of Ugarit and the beginning of the harassment of coastal towns by the mysterious Sea Peoples. Whatever the cause, by 1100 BC Canaan was no more than a narrow territory north of the Kingdom of Israel located by the sea in present-day Lebanon.
Let it be said, once more, that there are no exact boundaries set between the two kinds of world notion. However great the contrast between becoming and the become, the fact remains that they are jointly present in every kind of understanding http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm .
1. He who looks at the becoming and fulfilling in them, experiences History.
2. He who dissects them as become and fulfilled cognises (Expands Historical Examples) nature.
In every man, in every Culture, in every culture-phase, there is found an inherent disposition (or belonging by nature), and vocation to prefer one of the two forms as an ideal of understanding the world. Western man is in a high degree historically disposed,
1 “Anti historical,” the expression which we apply to a decidedly systematic valuation, is to be carefully distinguished from “ahistorical” (Implying that the subject is historically inaccurate or ignorant). The beginning of the IV Book (53) of Schopenhauer’s Welt als Wille und Vorstellung = World as Will and Representation affords a good illustration of the man who thinks anti-historically, that is, deliberately for theoretical reasons (Limited to or based on theory e.g. scientists) suppresses and rejects the historical in himself—something that is actually there http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm. The ahistoric Greek nature, on the contrary, neither possesses nor understands it. Classical man far from being so.
· We follow up what is given us with an eye to past and future,
· Whereas Classical man knew only the point-present and an ambiance of myth.
· We have before us a symbol of becoming in every bar of our music from Palestrina to Wagner,
· The Greeks, a symbol of the pure present in every one of their states.
The rhythm of a body is based upon a simultaneous relation of the parts, that of a fugue in the succession of elements in time. (fugue=a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject that is introduced at the beginning)
There emerge, then, as the two basic elements of all world –picturing (wheat & Tares), (Goats and Sheep) (Left and Right), the principle of Form (Gestalt = shape) and the principle of Law (Gesetz = Law). The more decidedly a particular world-picture shows the traits of “Nature” (the material world), the more unconditionally law and number prevail in it; and the more purely intuitive the picture of the world as eternally becoming, more alien to numbers its manifold and intangible elements. “Form is something mobile, something becoming, something passing. The doctrine of formation is the doctrine of transformation. Metamorphosis is the key to the whole alphabet of Nature” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/spiritualmaterial.htm, so runs a note of Goethe’s, marking already the methodic difference between his famous “exact percipient (perceiving) fancy” which quietly lets itself be worked upon by the living,
“There are prime phenomena which in their godlike simplicity we must not disturb or infringe” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm and the exact killing procedure of modern physics. But whatever the process, a remainder consisting of so much of the alien element as is present is always found. In historical research, it appears as chronology, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/charts&tables.htm the number structure of dates and statistics which, alien though number is to the essence of becoming, is so important. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm
Isaiah 48:6 (KJV) Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/paulineepistles.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/themystery.htm
THE MESSIANIC AGE http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
Isaiah 25:1—12 (KJV)
01 “O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will praise Thy name; for Thou hast done wonderful things; Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Lineage2.htm
02 “For Thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.”
03 “Therefore shall the strong people glorify Thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.”
04 “For Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”
05 “Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.”
06 “And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.”
07 “And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.”
08 “He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.”
09 And it shall be said in that day, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”
10 “For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under Him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.”
Moab and Ammon were born to Lot and Lot's elder and younger daughters, respectively, in the aftermath of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Bible refers to both the Moabites and Ammonites as Lot's sons, born of incest with his daughters (Genesis 19:37–38).
11 “And He shall spread forth His hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and He shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.”
12 “And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall He bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.”
Before the Kingdom there are a few things that must first take place: http://www.godsplan.org.uk/revelation_%20revealed.htm
1. We must all be changed. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (KJV)
51 “Behold, I shew you a mystery’; ‘We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,’” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/leadcontainer.htm
52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (KJV)
13 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm
14 “For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.” [Eccles 12:7 above, KJV]
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.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
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:”
17 “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nationshalrise.htm
18 “Wherefore [why] comfort one another with these words? (We should trust in God as our saviour) http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm
2. We spend 1000 years in the Messianic Era
We have to spend this time in the Messianic Era, and the reason is quite obvious. God does not make the same mistake twice, or go through all this mayhem again, the universe will be compatible when the clock stops http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm everyone should have made their decision one way or the other. Those who entered the Messianic Era under false pretences will be wheedled out by Satan, who must be released from his prison.
Revelation 20:7 (KJV) And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
3. THEN WE ENTER THE KINGDOM OF GOD. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/future.htm
http://www.godsplan.org.uk/palestine.htm THE pilgrim, who, leaving other countries, entered Palestine, must have felt as if he had crossed the threshold of another world. Manners, customs, institutions, law, life, nay, the very intercourse between man and man, were quite different. All was dominated by the one all-absorbing idea of religion. It penetrated every relation of life. Moreover, it was inseparably connected with the soil, as well as the people of Palestine, at least so long as the Temple stood. Nowhere else could the Shekhinah dwell or manifest itself; nor could, unless under exceptional circumstances, and for ‘the merit of the fathers,’ the spirit of prophecy be granted outside its bounds. To the orthodox Jew the mental and spiritual horizon was bounded by Palestine. It was ‘the land’ (of milk and honey); all the rest of the world, except Babylonia, was ‘outside the land.’ No need to designate it especially as ‘holy;’ for all here bore the impress of sanctity, as he understood it. Not that the soil itself, irrespective of the people, was holy; it was Israel that made it such. For, had not God given so many commandments and ordinances, some of them apparently needless,
· Simply to call forth the righteousness of Israel;
· Did not Israel possess the merits of ‘the fathers,’ and especially that of Abraham, itself so valuable that,
· Even if his descendants had, morally speaking, been as a dead body, his merit would have been imputed to them?
· More than that, God had created the world on account of Israel, and for their merit, making preparation for them long before their appearance on the scene,
· Just as a king who foresees the birth of his son; nay, Israel had been in God’s thoughts not only before anything had actually been created, but even before every other creative thought.
· Only one thing was needed: the Coming of the Christ. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm
· As yet darkness covered the earth, and gross darkness lay upon the people. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
· But far away the golden light of the new day was already tingeing the edge of the horizon. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
· Presently would the Lord arise upon Zion, and His glory be seen upon her. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm
· Presently would the Voice from out of the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; presently would it herald the Coming of His Christ to Jew and Gentile, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
· And finally that Kingdom of heaven, which, established upon earth, is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gifts.htm
Through Jesus Christ’s nativity http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm in the New Testament we were taught of the Kingdom especially, amongst other things. However to discover the full TRUTH of the Christian, studying was imperative to unveil the truth as peeling an onion, and assisted by the Holy Spirit who leads us all to all TRUTH http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm. Finding the truth in this fallen world is hopeless; due to the indignations of the spirit of this world; and his cronies. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm
1 Corinthians 2:12-14 (KJV)
12 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
13 “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/spiritualmaterial.htm
14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Revelation 21:22-27 (KJV)
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
This verse indicates clearly that the wonders and glories revealed here belong to post-millennial times and ages. Therefore, the city of the great KING during the thousand years, with “the sanctuary” of Ezekiel 45:2,el al, and its palace-temple will have “passed away”. There cannot be two Jerusalems on the earth at one and the same time. The new Jerusalem comes down from heaven, onto the new earth thus taking the place of the former city.
· THE "BRIDE" AND THE "WIFE" of Rev 21:9 (KJV) must not be confused with the "wife" of Rev19:7. (KJV) The latter is Israel called out from among the nations for blessing in "the Land"; the earthly consort of "the Great King" (cp. Ps. 45; Jer. 3:14). This "wife" (19:7) is connected with the Millennial Jerusalem which, with the rest of the earth "that now" is, and will pass away and give place to the new earth with the new Jerusalem, succeeding and replacing the former.
Revelation 21:9 (KJV) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, “Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.”
Revelation 19:7 (KJV) “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.”
· "THE BRIDE, THE LAMB'S WIFE" of 21:9 (KJV), is still of Israel, but the Israel of the "heavenly calling" (Heb. 3:1): all those connected with the "heavenly country" and "the city with the foundations" for which they "looked" (Heb. 11:13-16); the "Jerusalem above" of Gal. 4:26. Hence the significance of the term "bride" (numphe) in Rev 21:9.
Hebrews 3:1 (KJV) “Wherefore [why], holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;”
Hebrews 11:13-16 (KJV)
13 “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.”
14 “For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.”
15 “And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.”
16 “But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city.” ‘Ammi = God is my people.’
Galatians 4:26 (KJV) “But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”
Revelation 21:9 (KJV) “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, ‘Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.’”
· THE ISRAEL OF 19:7 is not spoken of as bride (numphe), because she has become wife (gune). Cp. the "married to you" = am become your husband (consummation), of Jer. 3:14, and see the Note there relating to the "restoration" time. Here (21:9) the term "bride" indicates clearly that the betrothal has taken place and that the marriage will be consummated when the bride shall have come down out of heaven. John sees her coming down (pres. part.), 21:10.
Jeremiah 3:14 (KJV) “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:”
Turn = return
Jeremiah 3:14—18 (KJV) THE REASON
16 The symbol. No longer the Ark.
17 The Reality. The Throne.
18 Restoration. [and Paradise Regained John Milton].
Revelation 21:10 (KJV) “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
The loose way in which we speak of a "bride" as not only a contracting party at the time of the marriage ceremony, but also of her after she has become wife (gune), is responsible for much confusion as to the "wife" of 19:7 and the bride-wife of 21:9. Strictly speaking, "bride" is to be applied only to a betrothed virgin (Gr. parthenos = Heb. hethulah), when the marriage (legal) ceremony takes place. Directly after, she ceases to be "bride", and has become (legally) "wife", although from the forensic point of view consummation of the marriage may be delayed (cp. Matt. 1:25, and see the Note there).
Matthew 1:25 (KJV) “And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called His name Jesus.”
Knew her = cohabitation. (Matt 12 46-50) clearly shows she had sons afterwards. See the force of this word heōs in Matt 28:20 (KJV) “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Her firstborn son. These words are quoted by Tatian A.D.172 and twelve of the Fathers before century 4; and are contained in nearly all MSS, except the Vatican and Sinaitic (cent 4). All the texts omit “her firstborn; Jesus” on this weak and suspicious evidence. Here is why. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/pureHeavenlytruth.htm But there is no question about it: Luke 2:7 (KJV) “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Matthew 12:46-50 (KJV)
46 “While He yet talked to the people, behold, His mother and His brethren stood without, desiring to speak with Him.”
47 Then one said unto Him, “Behold, Thy mother and Thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with Thee.”
48 But He answered and said unto him that told Him, “Who is My mother? and who are My brethren?”
49 And He stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, and said,” Behold My mother and My brethren!”
50 For whosoever shall do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and sister, and mother.
According to the Mosaic Law, a betrothed maid (Heb. bethūlāh) was legally a wife ('ishshah), (cp. Matt. 1:18, 20 with Deut. 22:23, 24); hence Joseph's trouble and temptation (see Deut. 22:23, 24); A careful study of the terms in Matt. 1:18-25 will afford a clue to a clearer understanding of the terms "bride" and the two "wives" of Rev. 19:7; 21:9 than volumes of commentary.
Matthew 1:18, 20 (KJV)
18 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as His mother Mariam was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.”
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mariam thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”
Deuteronomy 22:23-24 (KJV)
23 “If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her;”
24 “Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.”
Revelation 19:7 (KJV) “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.”
Revelation 21:9 (KJV) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, “Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.”
If the earthly millennial metropolis is real, so is this also, for both are spoken of in the same terms. And if the laying of "thy stones with fair colours" and "thy foundations with sapphires" (Isa. 54:11) is spoken of the day when God is to be called "the God of the whole earth" (see v. 5), it must refer to the time of Isa. 65:17; 66:22 and Rev. 21:1. Moreover, laying foundations implies a solid substratum on which to lay them, i.e. earth. Foundations are of no use to a city "suspended" in the air!
Isaiah 54:11 (KJV) “O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.”
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.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm
Revelation 21:1 (KJV) “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.”
The same argument applies also to the "tree of life" and the "water of life". If the "river" and "trees for meat" of Ezek 47:1-12 are real and literal, so also are the "tree" and the "water" of life here. Again, both are spoken of in identical terms. There is no more room for "imagery" in the one case than the other. The "tree of life" lost in the paradise of Genesis is here seen restored to the whole earth in the day when "the God of the whole earth" will "tabernacle" with men, - (and be) "their God" (Rev. 21:3). There is no place for "symbolism" in either case.
Revelation 21:23—27 (KJV)
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Revelation 21:3 (KJV) And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God.”
"Not to they salvation wrought by Gideon, the son of Joash, does my soul look, for it is temporal. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/spiritualmaterial.htm
Not to they salvation wrought by Samson, the son of Manoah, is my longing directed, for it is transient: (Not Lasting).
But to the salvation, the completion of which Thou hast promised, by Thy everlasting Word, to bring to Thy people the descendants of Israel. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
To Thy salvation, O Jehovah, to the salvation of Messiah the son of David, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Who will one day redeem Israel and bring her back from the dispersion, to that salvation my soul looks forward; for Thy salvation is an everlasting salvation." http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm
SON OF JOASH
After Jehoiada died, Jehoash listened to the princes of Judah instead of the priests. This led him to abandon worshipping Yahweh and turning instead to idols and the Ashērim as previous kings of Israel did. 2 Chronicles 24 narrates how the prophet Zechariah, Jehoiada's son and successor, rebuked them for forsaking God, which resulted in Jehoash ordering his execution by stoning. The author of the Books of Chronicles criticizes this cruel act strongly. "Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it, and require it". The author also attributes Jehoash's deeds to the oppression suffered at the hands of Aramean invaders as God's judgement.
According to the account in 2 Kings 12, when King Hazael of Syria marched on Jerusalem, Jehoash surrendered all the gold of the royal and sacred treasuries, thereby persuading him to call off his attack, but according to the account in 2 Chronicles, the Syrian army "destroyed all the leaders of the people from among the people, and sent all their spoil to the king of Damascus", "executing judgment against Joash" and leaving him severely wounded.
Jehoash was eventually assassinated by his own servants at Beth Millo, and his assassination is portrayed as an act of revenge for the blood of Zechariah, the son of Jehoiada. Jehoash was buried together with his fathers in the City of David, although he was "not (buried) in the sepulchres of the kings".
Revelation 22:21 (KJV) The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.