God’s Word From the KJV Companion Bible
“The world that then was” to “God’s tabernacle with His People” (Yet future).
From the rebellion of Satan, and his followers in, “the world that then was”
Edited by JE Bradburn
THE KEY TO THE WHOLE OF GOD’S WORD BEGINS WITH;
2 Peter 3:5-6 (KJV)
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: (This flood is not to be confused with Noah’s flood)
The flood Peter is talking about here did not happen in Noah’s time, which was a second dispensation brought on by rebellious people of this fallen earth. The flood which Peter is talking about opens up the whole of the Bible KJV beginning with why God had to destroy the former world by a flood. Hence the beginning of Genesis, how and why we are here on this fallen earth, and for how long.
· What was 2 Peter 3:5-6 all about?
· What did it mean?
· Why had I not heard of it before now?
By studying God’s Word (application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection :) it suddenly dawned on me that it had been there all the time, but I just hadn’t seen it. I read the Bible the same as millions of others, starting at Genesis and reading through over time to Revelation. The begetting and genealogies were boring to me and I treated them as unimportant, and quickly turned the pages to find something of interest.
If the Bible had a message, then I was most certainly not receiving it. But the search for the truth was stirring in me persistently and I left the Bible and went looking elsewhere. I read numerous books, on various subjects, including scientific books by a string of authors; all who claimed the big bang theory was the answer and the truth to my search. (Well they would.) But the big bang theory remained for me just that, a theory, without any substantial meaning to it.
It was then that I bought my first King James Bible (which I still own), and read it again. I used this Bible for study but soon found I could not get the answers I was looking for, and it was while I was “browsing the net” that I came across Dave Ramey’s website; Word Alpha Omega Beside being an informative site, it was the list of tools needed to study the Bible that caught my eye. The tools were,
· The Companion KJV Bible,
· Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.
These of course were the minimum tools to have but I must confess they opened up the whole of God’s Word to me, and assisted by The Holy Spirit; it did not take very long to begin finding the answers to my many questions.
The first thing I spotted when I opened the Companion Bible at Genesis: - 1 THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS. It was in the right hand side of the page called the margins.
What was this world that then was? I had never heard of it before, and I honestly believe not many people have, including Bible students, Vicars, Padre’s, Pope’s, religious people from all denominations, and if they have; they are keeping it to themselves. This then, needless to say; opened up everything I had read by crossing the T-s, and dotting the I-s. This one revelation alone was to send me on a daily, very exciting, and intense study, which in my mind is the WHOLE KEY TO THE WORD OF GOD. In the beginning of time, (whenever that was; has not been stated,) God created everything in the Heavens and on the earth. Then some unknown length of time later, something catastrophic occurred that made God's Creation come to utter destruction, it became a wasted place. This destruction manifested itself among other things as a total flood. So complete was this destructive event that not only did the earth become an indistinguishable ruin, but all the earth was cast into utter darkness. (Satan’s rebellion can be read by following this link). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
TO THE FLOODING OF “THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS” BY GOD
Genesis 1:1 (A1A p.1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Knowing there was a world before this one answered a lot of questions. The three most important ones being:
1. Where did we come from? “The world that then was” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
2. What are we doing here? “Making our decision.” http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
3. Where are we going? “Paradise Regained” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
Genesis 1:2 (B) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.
Well we now know there was a world, or age; before this one, it is also known through the study of God’s Word that we inhabited that age in our Spiritual bodies. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm But Satan rebelled against God and caused Him to destroy that age. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm It is also very important to understand that when we die our soul goes back to the one who created it and sleeps, which is God Our Father.
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.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/worldhistory.htm
The soul does not go to hell or anywhere else, but back to God, and you must believe that. Do not believe anyone who tells you any different no matter who they are.
The dead will awaken at the Great White Throne Judgement and everyone will be given the chance to wipe the slate clean. God loves us all and He doesn’t want to lose anyone, that choice will remain with you. This is the truth.
Here; God Himself sentences Lucifer to death mainly for all the upheaval he has caused, but He delays that sentence, and God uses Satan as a negative part of His plan for the restoration of His Creation. The Plan is to use Satan to weed out those who wish to be with God, and those who do not (wheat and tares) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm (The names are written in the book of life, but can easily be removed from it also) For those who wish to follow Satan. (There is more about this later)
So now we have a better understanding of Satan and what his job used to be. Because of his rebellion and the fact that a third of God's children followed him, God ended the first earth age and began the second earth age also called the flesh age, this is the one we are living in now.
If no one followed after Satan when he rebelled in the first earth age, God would have just destroyed him there and then, but because so many of God’s children (1/3) followed him the situation was never going to be resolved. Evil, corruption, and all kinds of iniquity infested the first Earth Age due to him, (Sound familiar?) and Satan had sown the seeds. So God had no alternative, and ended that earth age by bringing forth a total flood, (Not to be confused with Noah’s partial flood), and created the one we are living in now.
TO THE RESTORATION OF GOD’S CREATION GENESIS.
The earth must be in harmony with the universe for that is God’s law. The souls that sleep have to be born through woman, of blood, flesh, bone, and water into the flesh age to learn about God, also where we came from. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
During this time on the earth Satan will be prince of the world through his followers and sons (Kenites) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm. Evil, corruption, and the iniquity that infested the first earth Age will become the same as the second or flesh age, the difference being the flesh bodies we now possess Genesis 3:21 (KJV) Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
1. To make a choice to follow God’s system, or Satan’s.
2. Or choose whether we prefer today’s system on this Fallen earth,to Christ’s and God’s future system.
TO THE SIX (1000) DAYS OF GENESIS, CREATION
1. – 2-31 (A. p1) “The heavens and earth which are now.”
A. a |2-5, Darkness and light. Night and day 1st Day
b | 6-8. Waters. Division between them.2nd Day
c | 9-13. Earth, Fruit from it. 3rd Day
a | 14-19. Day and Night. Sun and Moon. 4th Day
b | 20-23. Waters. Life from them. 5th Day
c | 24-31. Earth. Life from it. 6th Day
TO THE FORMATION OF THE MAN ADAM, ‘ēth, -Ha ’ādhām http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm
On completion of the restoration of the earth God brought forth the animals.
Genesis 1:24 (KJV) And God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, and cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind”: and it was so.
Genesis 1:27 (KJV) So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
BUT “WHY WAS ADAM CREATED BY GOD LATER IN GENESIS”?
It was because the heretics might not say there was a companion with God in His Work, i.e. lest man should have claimed a share in it. Here the Hebrew `ādām has the article, and the demonstrative Heb `eth, to indicate that the man Adam created in Gen 2:7 was the “man” here purposed. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
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.
This man, Hebrew, `eth, -Ha’ādhām (with article, and particle, means this “same man Adam” was a very important man, and God formed him for a very special purpose indeed. This purpose was the apex of God’s plan, a vital part, and the whole of the Bible is about him. Adam was formed by God to form the lineage down through the ages http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm to Mariam and Joseph of the house of Jesse to bring forth our redeemer, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
The conflict began as early as Eve when Satan knew of this plan; he tried to corrupt the lineage with his own seed. (There was no apple mentioned in the Bible, as the JWs, and a few others would have you believe), it was plain sex pure and simple, and the truth. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life;”
15 “And I will put enmity [wheat and tares] between thee and the woman [Eve], and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise [crush] thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.” [Crucifixion)
Adam now also inseminated Eve, who had already been inseminated by Satan, and she gave birth to Cain first, then Abel whom Cain killed. This is well documented and can be studied quite easily. But what is not so easily studied is Heteropaternal Superfecundation: - (Eleven-month-old Justin and Jordan Washington arrived within seven minutes of each other, but a recent amazing twist of events revealed that they are half-brothers. Each twin has a different father due to their mother, Mia Washington, having an affair when the two babies were conceived). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
It is from this liaison with Satan; who, in an effort to thwart God’s plan, caused this problem with the sons Cain and Abel (also half-brothers). Abel was replaced by Seth and the lineage continued again. However; the lineage of Seth and Cain’s children are allowed to grow together even up until today. Please see, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm (Parable wheat and tares.) An awful lot of misinformed churchgoers, and non-churchgoers blame the misfortunes of the world on God; but all the time it is Satan, his followers, and their children causing all the evil, corruption, lies, and deceit. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
TO THE CRUCIFIXION OF CHRIST…to take away the sin of the world
27 “He it is, Who coming after me is preferred before me Whose shoe latchet I am not worthy to unloose.”
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, “Behold the Lamb of God, Which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Note: - That “sin” in John 1:29 is in the singular, not the plural. 1. hamartatia = (a failing to hit the mark; aberration from prescribed law (To do wrong) In N.T. always in a moral sense = a sin, whether by omission or commission, in thought, word, or deed. Also used in connection with the sin offering.
Matthew 5:17 (KJV) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
Christ is saying to the Jews, “There is no more need of sin offerings; I am here to be the sacrificial Lamb (Once only) and take away the sin of the world”.
To believe in Jesus is the atonement of sin, which meant no more burnt offerings, but the rest of the Law of Moses stands until the New Heaven and earth are in place; including the Ten Commandments.
Christ came into this world to a humble beginning but grew in stature as well as wisdom in a very short space of time, preaching the gospel, and working miracles all over Israel and beyond; much to the annoyance of. The Pharisees, Scribes, and Sadducees who were supposed to be the religious leaders of God’s people, but turned out to be as Christ called them; http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm
Matthew 23:33 -36 (KJV)
33“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?
34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town.
35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
36 Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/bibleprophecytheend.htm
The clergy, in an effort to fill their empty churches are trying everything today to get people into church. But not by revealing the truth of the Scriptures, or preaching the gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, or teaching the O.T. because they do not know or understand them. They only preach the milk of the word which is easily digested by a hypocritical congregation who feel comfortable, and proving to themselves they must be good, and read services from the Bible for Christenings, Marriages, Deaths, etc; take away their book(s) and they are absolutely lost. In this way they are in the same condition as the Snakes and Vipers. They are not Spiritual Leaders.
· The Pharisees, Scribes, and Sadducees were the sons of Cain (Kenites) and planned to murder Christ.
· Adam, who was made perfect by God, had to be replaced by another who was perfect, Our Lord Jesus Christ. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/firstandsecondadam.htm
The Pharisees, and Scribes confronted Christ at every turn; they tested Him on every word of Moses’ Law, which they strictly adhered too. Christ told them quite plainly,
Matthew 5:17 (KJV) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
A very necessary warning against making this mount another Sinai, and promulgating the laws of the kingdom proclaimed in and from 4 v.17.
These words of Christ are simply wonderful, as we view them in the light in which they were spoken. In fact, what is true of these words is true of all the Sermon on the Mount. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/olivetdiscourse.htm
Every one of the beatitudes struck against some rabbinical view of the law; therefore the rabbis claimed that Jesus was seeking to break down, to subvert, and to change the law. The one burden of these leaders was to teach the law. It was to make a hedge about it, to build a wall around it, to fence it in on every hand with so much explanation, that it could not be subverted, nor could the people be led away from it. Once again most of the Churches miss this whole point, whether by choice, or ignorance. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deputation.htm
It was the Pharisees, Scribes, and Sadducees who persuaded the Jewish people to reject Christ, the corner stone, and cry for Christ’s death over a A criminal called Barabbas. Christ was beaten, tortured, mocked, spat on, given vinegar to drink, made to carry His burden to Golgotha, ridiculed, and accused of offences he did not commit. If we are to follow Our Lord Jesus Christ’s footsteps we must be prepared for the same.
· Christ was crucified, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/meaningoflife.htm
· He died and was buried, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/whatmessiah.htm
· He rose again on the third day, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/spiritualmaterial.htm
· And now sits at the right hand of God the Father. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stars.htm
It is the most cited Old Testament text in the New Testament; it is quoted by Paul when he declares that Christ must reign at the Father’s right hand until he has put all his enemies under his feet.
1 Cor 15:26 (KJV) “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup.htm
Only when he has vanquished his enemies will he return to conquer our last enemy, which is death. (Satan) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
‘The time between the first and second coming of Christ is called “the last days” or the evening of the world. The days of the gospel are the last days, in which all things foretold by the prophets will be accomplished.’ There is one final period known as the last days from the first to the second advent of Christ. During this time Christ will employ his power increasingly to subdue his enemies and extend his Church among all nations.
Paul affirmed Jesus’ humanity and His deity, because Christ was a physical descendent from the line of David. He came in the likeness of sinful man, or fallen man, and had assumed the form of a humble obedient servant. Yet He was the visible form of the invisible God, all the fullness of deity living in bodily form, the very nature of God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thetwogenerations.htm
He possessed title “Lord” (Greek title for the God
of the Old Testament), the name above all names. Paul believed that by the
virtue of His sinless-ness, Jesus was
qualified to be the sacrifice, which would make sinners right with God.
In his death on the
cross (stake), Jesus
became the curse for sin, and the righteous
died for the unrighteous. Salvation is a free gift granted to believers and grounded solely in
God’s grace, http://www.godsplan.org.uk/necessityofgrace.htm therefore Salvation is not dependant on human merit, activity, or effort, but only upon God’s undeserved love.
Those who trust Jesus for their salvation, confess Him as Lord, and believe that God raised Him from the dead, will be saved from God’s wrath, and become righteous in God’s sight, adopted as God’s children, and transformed by the Spirit’s power. At the coming of Christ, believers will be changed,
· In the twinkling of an eye,
· Will partake fully of the Son’s righteous character,
· Will live forever and be with their Lord.
By his union with Christ through faith, the believer participated spiritually,
· In Christ’s death,
Consequently, the believer has been liberated from the power of sin, death, and the law. He is a new, though imperfect, creation that is continually being made more Christ-like. Although the believer is no longer under the authority of the written Law, the Holy Spirit functions as a new internal law, which leads him to naturally and spontaneously, fulfil the Law’s righteous demands. As a result, the Law-free gospel does not encourage unrighteous behaviour in believers; such behaviour is contrary to their new identity in Christ.
The union of believers with Christ brings them into union with other believers in the body of Christ, the church. Believers exercise their spiritual gifts in order to help one another mature, to serve Christ, and glorify Him, which is the churches highest purpose. Anyone who doubts that we are in the Last Days need only look around with open eyes, and with ears to hear. Christ took away the sin of the world, and through Christ Our Lord, we have everlasting life in the world to come. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
TO REVELATION: The Gospel
1. The title of the book: Man calls it “The Revelation of St John the Divine”. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gospelofjohn.htm But its God–given title is in the first verse, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”, that is, the unveiling, revealing, and presentation to earth and heaven, of the Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah) as “KING of Kings and LORD of Lords”.
It is spoken of as:
(a) “The word of God” (Rev 1: 2), in the sense in which the term occurs in the Old Testament.
(b) “This Prophecy” (Rev 1: 3): therefore a prophetic message. The “blessing” here promised makes it clear that from this verse (and not (Rev 1:4), as many suppose) to the end of the book concerns things yet future:
(c) “The Testimony of Jesus Christ” (Rev 1. 2, 9). Either as testimony to Him as the Coming One, or the testimony He bore on earth; probably both.
The servant John.
(a) (c) Rev 1: 2 (KJV) Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
(b) Rev 1:3 (KJV) Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Rev 1:4 (KJV) John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace from Him Which is, and Which was, and Which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne:
(c) Rev 1:9 (KJV) I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation can be to most; a difficult book to understand. But that is mainly due to skipping the Scriptures from one prophet to another, or choosing what is of interest to you, or remaining on the milk of the word, (New Testament). To repeat myself, the Bible begins at Genesis and ends with Revelation.
It would be very difficult to understand by just using the New Testament, like any book if you started at the last page you would know who done it, but not why. That is why I have written this page in a way that makes it possible to understand how the Bible is laid out for you, and to offer you a way to study. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gentont.htm
Matthew 13: 36—43 (KJV
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 25tares of the field.”
37 He answered and said unto them, “He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the 35world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of 19the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the 22world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the 25tares are 28gathered and burned in 3the fire; so shall it be in 39the end of this 22world.
41 37The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall 28gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
4. And shall cast them 2into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun 3in the kingdom of their Father.”
Who hath ears to hear, let him hear http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm.
The seven Spirits of God Rev 1:4 http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gifts.htm
1. Spirit of the LORD
2. Spirit of Wisdom
3. Spirit of Understanding
4. Spirit of Counsel
5. Spirit of Might
6. Spirit of Knowledge
7. Reverence of the LORD
There we have it; straight from the lips of our Lord that Satan (the enemy):-
1. Is prince of this world. (John 12:31) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
2. He and his demons are wreaking havoc (Matthew 12:24). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm
3. He is systematically reversing God’s command “to separate man upon the face of the earth.” . (Genesis 11:4-9) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
4. The Churches are become unified (Protestant & Catholic). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/pureHeavenlytruth.htm
5. The Governments have become unified (E.U.) “The ten toes” (Daniel 2: 41-42). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Fourpillarsofsociety.htm
6. NATO; the seat of Satan (Unification of nations as of number 5 above). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm
7. The false prophet (Abaddon) will be revealed. (Rev 16:13) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/afterthefall.htm
8. This will open the way to the “Great Apostasy” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/greatapostasy.htm
9. The Two witnesses. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/oneworldsystemwithout_God2.htm
10. The one world system is almost in place. http://trueconspiracies.com /
These are but a few of Satan’s orders that the world is in today, and it is certainly no contest in the decision stakes; whether to endure this world of Satan’s, or of God’s Future Kingdom. It is now time to wake up and make that very important decision for you and your loved ones before it is too late.
To help you with your studies, and to assist with the understanding of Revelation follow these links:
To the Apocalypse, The Holy War. http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
John 1:10 (KJV) He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
That the “judgements’’ in Revelation relate to the day of the Lord, “the day of vengeance.’’
The Gospels contain the prophecies of the great tribulation: Revelation describes it; In between, come the Scriptures of the intermediate period. Acts and the Epistles. Chronologically and canonically, Revelation follows after the Epistles, though logically in God’s purpose.
It follows the Gospels. Therefore we see the scope;
· Embraces the wind- up of all the affairs of time;
· It records the end of prophecy,
· The end of “the secret of God’
· The end of all “enmity towards God’’,
· The dawn of the “ages of the ages’’
These judgements are almost upon us, the world has turned its back on God and gone the way of Satan. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/system.htm It is now time for Christ to sort the wheat from the tares. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/parables.htm There is no need for me to paint a picture of the state the world is now in, even non-Christians and unbelievers will readily agree. Those seriously wishing for a better world and system are continually praying for the time to come, and come quickly. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
The earth, which is now, is the evil or wicked earth, http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm Satan is the Prince of this world and God has given him 6000 years to tempt and win over God’s people to his side, or for the people to choose God over Satan. Satan doesn’t want man to inherit the earth, and that also includes the Satanists who follow him and he will destroy them without mercy when their usefulness comes to an end.
But we are now in the end days Satan is running out of time and the Great Tribulation is about to befall every one of us. This is really going to take place, so it is very important that you make the correct choice for you and your family.
Everyone must wake up to the fact that the beast system is already upon us. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/persecution.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/great_%20tribulation.htm
Unfortunately; when Christ arrived for the first Advent the nation was in a pretty bad state. Plans were set out to murder Him, and He was finally crucified as prophesied. Everyone who has read the Bible is aware of the facts, even children in their nativity plays are made aware, but grow up and forget quite easily, that it ever took place, or why. (Majority of teachers do not even know why).
Today the nation is in the same state now as it was then, but this time we will pay the price for turning our backs on Our LORD God and His Son Jesus Christ, and be put through a humbling process of great proportions, before we are redeemed. http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm
The Nation never repented then, and they are not going to now.
Had they repented the first time, Then Jesus Christ would have been “sent”, and “ the restoration of all things which God had spoken by all His holy prophets since the world began” would have taken place, in accordance with God’s Divine assurance
By changing the commandments and appointed Feasts of God, both mainstream Christianity and Islam have denied themselves the very seal of God. Nowhere does the Bible say that God gives His mark to anyone worshipping Him according to the ways of the pagan nations.
By default, so-called Christians and Moslems have denied themselves the very mark of God. They do not keep the Sabbaths, or the Feast of Unleavened Bread, or the laws of God, all of which Scripture says confirms the mark of God.
Instead we have mainstream Christianity
claiming that the law was nailed to the
cross (stake) when it was the chierograph (chierograph = letters of credit) in the
bill of indebtedness, which we owed God for our sins – that was nailed to the cross. (stake) Alternately, they claim
that the law does have to be kept and then proceed to say that the first day of
the week (Sunday) is now the Sabbath in place of the true seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath. They refuse to
listen to the plain and simple words
of the Messiah when he said that he did not come to do away with the
Matthew 5:17 KJV) “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”
As the dawn of the Great Tribulation draws nearer, it is more noticeable how extraordinary icons and images appear with more regularity than ever before. It seems that the hasty timing of these equate with Satan’s remaining time as prince of this world granted to him by God diminishes:
Amazingly no one, it seems, reacts to these imposing images and icons while every day the barriers are subtly put in place fencing them all in, attaining greater heights to prevent escape, while everyone blissfully sleepwalks through life without a seeming care in the world. (Imposing images or icons: = Same sex marriages, female vicars and Bishops, Equality, Abortions (murder), Blasphemy &c).
Not even the media, or the Government throw any light on all this, nor; worst still do the churches, Satan and his cronies have done their work well have they not? All that needs to be done now is consolidation of the evil trilogy, and I can assure you that there is an all-out effort by Satan and his cronies to achieve this consolidation. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/eviltrilogy.htm
The great dragon will collect all his forces, to make one desperate struggle before all is lost. God warns of this http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm to engage his people to prepare for it. These will be times of great temptation, upheaval, testing, torment, persecution, and trial, therefore Christ, by his apostle, calls on his professed servants to expect his sudden coming, and to watch that they might not be put to shame, as apostates or hypocrites.
We trust the sovereign grace of God in Christ to keep us faithful in the hour of trial. And all the while we have the hope securely fastened on Christ's return and the life and glory, which we will then enjoy forever. In addition, the Lord has promised to shorten the days of the tribulation for our sakes,
Matthew 24:22 (KJV) “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
Jeremiah 6:17 (KJV) Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
Shall be gathered all Nations. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nationshalrise.htm There is no resurrection here, therefore no reference to Rev 20. The gathering is to be on the earth In the Valley of Jehosophat.
In ancient Israel, each city had a person positioned upon the wall in order to call out a warning about the approach of unexpected and possibly hostile people. This watchman had to "sound the trumpet" if an enemy was approaching, so that the townspeople could get ready for an attack. Prophets in Israel took on the function of spiritual "watchmen" (Eze 3:17; Jer 6:17), warning the people of impending punishment by God unless the nation changed its way.
Ezekiel 3:17 (KJV) Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at My mouth, and give them warning from Me. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/stormcoming.htm
And, finally, trumpets are directly connected with the resurrection of the dead:
1Thessalonians 4:16 (KJV) 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.
1Corinthians (KJV) 15:51-52
51. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
The mystery means we shall not all sleep (or be dead) when the trumpet is sounded. The dead who believed in Jesus Christ will have already lost their flesh (corruptible) bodies, and appear in their spiritual bodies, and those still living believers will be changed also.
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.
In the twinkling of an eye, that’s fast isn’t it? No time to feel any pain. We will be in our spiritual bodies ready to meet Christ, whose Shekinah will not harm us because we will have lost our flesh bodies, and we will see Him as He really appears.
53. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
We must lose our flesh bodies to attain incorruption, and put on immortality to live in the millennium. Christ shew us the way when He was crucified. When He died He rose again in his spiritual body and spoke with His Disciples before ascending to heaven
54. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
So, we must follow Christ’s footsteps, and bear the persecution, and tribulation unto death if necessary, to wear the incorruptible body and spend the rest of our lives with our redeemer and Saviour Jesus Christ Our Lord.
“Thus death is swallowed up in victory”. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup.htm
sound of the trumpet conveys, above all else, a sense of urgency, of
excitement, of immediacy, of the "here and now". A trumpet blast
never lulls its hearer to sleep; it
shocks him out of his slumber to sit bolt upright -- eyes wide-open, thoughts
racing, and pulse pounding.
Listen! Get ready! The King is coming.
To the millennial, The one thousand year period with Christ. http://godsplan.org.uk/messianicage.htm
The time spent in Christ’s millennial kingdom will be quite a busy period. So much for jokes and sketches showing spirits sitting on clouds playing harps, what do they know? During this period also Satan is locked in the bottomless pit until the one thousand year period is over, then Satan must be released again. WHY?
God put in place a sort of filter so anyone who is not quite with Him or Christ shall want to follow Satan again, and this of course could not be allowed to happen. For thousands of years Satan has ruined God’s creation, and it has taken that long to restore it. I can assure you that this time Satan and all the evil in the world shall be destroyed, and the world will be a better place for it, the elect will be helpers and priests, teaching the ways of God and Christ.
Ecclesiastes 3: 11 (KJV) He hath made everything beautiful in His time: also; He hath set the world in their heart so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
His time means its proper season, and set means he has put the world in our hearts. The word Hebrew ‘ōlām means the ages; or the world (in relation to time), it is for that which is inscrutable by man, e.g. obscurity to the past and the future ages, resulting from the fall. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
For that (which is inscrutable by man) is unsearchable; incapable of being searched into and understood by inquiry or study; impossible or difficult to be explained or accounted for satisfactorily; obscure; incomprehensible; as, an inscrutable design or event. How silly the scientists must look now.
These verses are denoting that the blessedness involved in this knowledge was overwhelmed by the thought of the tribulation, which was to come on account of their ignorance of it. In other words, had they studied God’s Word diligently we would have forgone this tribulation, but most are so far from God that tribulation will be passed upon us.
John 8: 51 (KJV) Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keeps My saying, he shall never see death.
That is to say eternal death, because he will have part in the “resurrection unto life” in his spiritual body as declared by the Lord in (John 11:25).
John 11:25 (KJV) Jesus said unto her, “ I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”
Revelation 3:5 (KJV) He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life. But I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
To the New Heaven, and New Earth: No need of sun by day, nor need of moon by night (Yet future).
That the New Heaven and the New Earth wherein dwelleth righteousness will be made by God and the redeemed shall dwell with God forever. This http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm which has been polluted by sin, will pass away after the Great White Throne Judgment. One can only imagine how glorious it will be with God and Christ. God formed us, He did not create us, and we were formed to share the earth with God and His Son Jesus Christ;
· There will be no need of Sun, Moon, or Stars.
· God will be our light.
· No more night, or darkness.
· No more sadness.
· No more illness.
· No more death.
There is too much to write here, please follow this link for more revelation on New Heaven and Earth http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
To God living with man on the new earth http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Order%20of%20Encampment.htm God’s tabernacle with His People (Yet future).
week’s reading brings us face to face with the purpose and goal of our very
existence, which the Westminster
Confession declares is that “the
chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever” – this is our eternal purpose, but it
begins here on earth and in this passage God begins to reveal to Moses how this
is to be done.
And let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them”, God is not saying that He wants to live in the Tabernacle; He is saying that He wants to dwell among them. God’s goal and intent here is to make his home among them. To do this the children of Israel needed to build the Tabernacle so that they could learn how to draw near to God.
Exodus 25:8 (KJV)
And let them make Me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
THE BIBLE KJV DEVOTES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME TO THE MEASUREMENTS OF THE TABERNACLE (EZEKIEL CHAPTERS 41 – 43).
proportions of the Tabernacle are immense; 1500 miles high x 1500 miles
wide, x 1500 miles length.
The Lord explains that the purpose of the Tabernacle is so that He could ‘dwell among them.’ Its purpose was to create a place where God’s presence would be manifestly seen and tangibly felt. We need to be clear that God’s Presence was not limited to the Tabernacle, for He is infinite and cannot be contained into any one place and time. “The Tabernacle was nevertheless the place that God’s presence was to be most revealed and therefore most easily perceived.”
“But the Lord said to him, "Israel is my flock", "and I am their shepherd”: make a hut for the shepherd whither he shall come to tend them.”
when he lives outside of God’s law, is so distorted that power, greed and
self-advancement become not a matter of survival but his very god. In other words, if we want to have God
make His dwelling among us then we must keep His Commandments, that is, we must
live according to His Ways. For those of us who follow Yeshua it means that if
we want our lives to be where God dwells, then we must walk in the light of the
teaching of Yeshua (Jesus) and draw near to God through Him.
This gave us a pattern or a form by which the children of
Israel could approach God in worship.
The Temple was constructed and followed this same pattern too. Just as the
children of Israel constructed the Tabernacle using the resources that they
had, offering them up to God, so do followers of Yeshua as we dedicate
ourselves to His service and as we make our lives the place where God is
received and welcomed where we serve Him.
For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
2 Corinthians 6:16 (KJV) And what agreement hath the Temple of God with idols? for ye are the Temple of the living God; as God hath said, “ I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
YOU ARE GOD'S TEMPLE AND GOD'S SPIRIT DWELLS IN YOU. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm
Corinthians 3:16 (KJV) For ye are yet carnal: for
whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not
carnal, and walk as men?
The Children of Israel were given something that was lost after the Fall. When God said to them: “Let them make Me a sanctuary,” to make for Him a dwelling place on earth, He is restoring to them a place where they could welcome His Presence as Adam and Eve had done when they walked with God in the Garden http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm
Ephesians 2:21-22 (KJV)
21 In Whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy Temple in the Lord:
Whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
In whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In Him the Spirit also is building you together into a dwelling place for God. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Order%20of%20Encampment.htm
THE BIBLE (KJV) IS THE BLUEPRINT THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US FOR LIVING SO THAT WE MIGHT BE PERSONALLY BUILT INTO THE DWELLING WHERE GOD LIVES.
GOD WANTS TO MAKE THE HEART OF THE BELIEVER HIS HOME.
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.”
For the promise to dwell among His People restored Israel, in the Millennial Land. Here we have the final and glorious fulfilment of the promise in,
Isaiah 7:14 (KJV) Therefore the LORD Himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm
Matthew 1:25 (KJV) And new her not till she had brought forth her firstborn Son: and he called His name Jesus.
Immanuel, God with us. Whereas it was people, Israel, it is now peoples, called the “the Nations” in v.24.
Revelation 21:24 (KJV) “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
Finally; Ezekiel 37 “The two sticks” says it all, and sums up the whole of this page.
Ezekiel 37:21 (KJV) And say unto them, “Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:”
Ezekiel 37:16 (KJV) “Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions”