Rightly Dividing the
WORD OF TRUTH
2 Timothy 2:15-16 (KJV)
15. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
John 8:31-32 (KJV)
31. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, “If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed.
Thus distinguishing these Jews from the true believers of verse 30.
30. As He spake these words many believed on Him.
32. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
The study and application of God’s Word is laid out in the KJV Companion Bible in such a way; that the true understanding of that which is portrayed is guaranteed if one applies himself /herself diligently, in pursuance of the Truth.
Prayers to God requesting help in your research will always be acknowledged through the residing Holy Spirit who will guide you slowly, and inexorably (unyielding; unalterable: inexorable) to the truth; which you will discover has been there all the time, but have not noticed it.
We begin our search in Genesis. Here is the first obstacle for many who only read or study the New Testament. To them the Old Testament makes no sense, or is boring, or for the Jews only, well you could not be more wrong. Genesis O.T & Revelation N.T. is so intertwined neither makes much sense without the other. Christ Himself referred to the O.T over sixty times, ask yourself why?
RIGHTLY DIVIDING THE WORD
To discover the Truth, and for the Holy Bible to make sense to us, it is paramount we need to know where we as human beings, God’s children, came from to begin our search for the Truth. Peter tells us on page 1868 Companion Bible KJV (Pet 3:5—6). This is hidden from them willingly; it is because many scholars begin their Bible studies in the Old Testament, Genesis to be precise, and find a six day creation ever so confusing; Questions such as:
1. Is not the world older than 6000 years?
2. If God created this earth why is it so negative, and full of dying?
3. Scientists conclude that we came from a big bang, was spawned in a primordial soup, and crawled our way to where we are now; is this true?
4. Why study the O.T. it is only pages of begetting and dialogue?
Without wondering why, or if they had missed out pages somewhere that explains it all. How is anyone expected to make sense of the Bible? Even religious questions are asked in television quiz shows that hardly anyone can embarrassingly answer, with the quietened adage; “religion is not my forte.” Nor is it most people’s forte, however to begin to understand and lead the way, the right way, for you and your family is everything you love and cherish. So is not the trouble of finding answers to the above questions; and other questions that hardly anyone can answer.
· Where do we come from? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
· Why were we put here on this earth? http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm
· Where are we going to? http://www.godsplan.org.uk/kingdom.htm
Genesis 1—5 (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. &c.
This is how Genesis appears in the King James Bible.
This is how it is explained in Bishop E W Bullinger’s Companion Bible THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES CALLED GENESIS. The TRUTH begins in the new Testament in 2 Peter 3:5—6 (KJV)
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:
‘THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS’ It was a creation before this one in eternity past, to which all Fossils and “Remains” belong. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
Acts 26: 26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
Are hidden & = has escaped his notice.
Mark 7:24 (KJV) And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid.
Luke 8:47 (KJV) And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
Heb 13:2 (KJV) Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
It has escaped his notice and ours; because we were not told to look first in 2 Peter 3:5—6 the New Testament and ask why the ‘World That Then Was,’ was destroyed. Now the scrutinising of God’s Word, the Companion Bible, was in effect revealing what has been kept secret from us Christians, but not from God I may add.
IT NOW TAKES US TO GENESIS; AND THE MARGINS ALONGSIDE THE TEXT REVEAL ALL.
1 “THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS” (2 Pet3:5—6). It was a Creation in eternity past, and one to which all Fossils and “Remains” belong. So here we have no argument with the scientists. God Hebrew Elohim, which is plural, and connects it with creation, and denotes by usage, the Creator in relation to His creatures (angels). https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html
The Hebrew, accent Athnach places the emphasis, and gives pause or break in a sentence, on “God” as being Himself the great worker, separating the Worker from His work. https://levendwater.org/companion/append5.html
Even the Greek Cosmos means ornament.
Exodus 33:4-6 (KJV)
4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.
5 For the Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiff-necked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.
6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.
The heavens and the earth; with the Hebrew Particle ‘eth before each, emphasising the Article “the”, and thus distinguishing both from verses 2. & 1 “Heavens” in Hebrew, are always in plural. so already in Genesis 1 & 2 we can determine that God did not create the world as a ruin, so something else must have happened.
Deuteronomy 4:26 (KJV) I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
Note: The fig Polysyndeton https://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html by which, in the 34 verses of this Introduction, each one of 102 separate acts are emphasised; and the very important word “God” in Gen verse 1 is carried like a lamp through the whole of this Introduction (Verses 1:1—2:3). Which meant, the earth became. See Gen 2:7, Gen 4:3,
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. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/ethhaadham.htm
Genesis 4:3 (KJV) And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm
Genesis 9:15 (KJV) And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
Without form means waste. The Hebrew tohū vā bohū. The World was not created tohū (Isa 45:18) but became tohū (Gen 1:2 2 Peter 3:5—6). “An enemy (Satan) has caused this https://levendwater.org/companion/append8.html in like manner man became a ruin (Gen 3) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm First; and then http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm
Isaiah 45:18 (KJV) For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God Himself that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.
Psalms 14:1—3 (KJV)
1 The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/apostasytogodskingdom.htm
When we are dead.
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.
It can be clearly seen that there was an earth age before this present one but it was not created that way, but destroyed; Why? It was because of Satan the cause of all the upheaval and evil today.
2 Peter 3:7—8 (KJV)
7 But the heavens and the earth which are now, (flesh age = today) by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire (Great tribulation) against the day of judgement and perdition of ungodly men. (Kenites)
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
So why would anyone turn from God when in fact as 2 Peter 3:7 explains to all in sundry, it is the most idiotic decision to take regarding the future for you and your children. http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WHICH ARE NOW
http://godsplan.org.uk/fleshage.htm Genesis 1.—2—31
Genesis 2 B And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
A a And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
It is here that God began Creation; to recover His flooded earth which was caused by the attack of the enemy Satan against Adam and Eve; and God’s true Linage. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/markofcain.htm http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm
The Spirit of God moved https://levendwater.org/companion/append9.html It was the beginning “of the heavens and earth which is now” (2 Peter 3:7). It is even so in the new creation.
3 And God said, “Let there be light”: and there was light.
God then went on to fully recover His beloved world which He had to destroy because of Satan’s activities. Gen 3 shows the expulsion of Adam & Eve after their excursion with Satan. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm.
Genesis 3:22—24 (KJV)
22 And the Lord God said, “Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thestarsalso2.htm
Gathering knowledge from the Holy Bible; which is a full history of man; wherefore men, today are ignorant of the truth; while going about life as though they had all the time in the world. However; time is running out rapidly http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Orion.htm and knowing where to start, and what to look for, is a matter for you. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm The image portrayed on the left indicates the fall from Eden, although this has been buried so deep by the enemy, that you have to dig to find the TRUTH.
The story begins at the top left of the image http://www.godsplan.org.uk/jehovah%27sword.htm which shows a painting of the ceiling at the Denderah Temple, in Esneh Egypt 4000years ago. it is The whole story of God’s Word the Bible, and the history of man from the beginning. This is where we come from. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
Genesis 3:15 (KJV) And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman, (Eve) and between thy seed and her seed; (wheat and tares) it shall bruise (Crush) thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel (Crucifixion).
When God expelled Adam & Eve He shew us the way we could regain paradise which we lost. Satan knowing that he has a little time left, he hid this knowledge deeply from God’s children. God never made it easy for any of His fallen children to get back to Him; unless they really wanted to. They would have to live blameless lives while on this fallen earth, repent, and rightly divide God’s Word of TRUTH; all this in faith which was graciously given to us by God Himself through the Holy Spirit. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm
http://www.godsplan.org.uk/internalspirit.htm in this link, it is vitally important to understand the internal spirit on this fallen earth and the eternal spirit to God’s Kingdom. This has not been explained to people properly by any Ecclesiastical office or church in recent times; so in view of the end days closing in on us methinks a little explaining of my own should come to the fore. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liturgical_year
When God expelled us from paradise, He first had to prepare for our existence on this fallen earth away from God’s shining light, by making skins for Adam and Eve, as well as us his children as an inheritance..
Genesis 3:21 (KJV) Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
However; Adam and Eve wished to communicate with God even after being expelled, so the spirit which was clothed with flesh and skin had a way if Adam and Eve’s children so wanted to communicate with God . As is shown by the image on the internal spirit link above, the human body is enclosed with skin and flesh, but now it encloses the eternal spirit. Through the mind (Greek nous) which is enveloped in the brain, the spirit converses with God through prayer worshipping Him and letting Him know that we as Overcomers believe in Him. This is how God knows His children the elect, and knows what we need before we ask for it. God has not forsaken us, but to go through this one upheaval, just once, indicates the thought and Genius that had gone into the flooding of the old earth, and creating this one. We had just over 6000 years to make a decision God’s Kingdom, or Satan’s fallen earth. We are now in the last days, so if you have not made the choice yet I can promise you; you have very little time left.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 (KJV) Then shall the dust [bones and flesh are buried] return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
1 Corinthians 15:50 (KJV) Now this I say, brethren, “that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”
SO WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF SATAN
12. “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, (Satan) and say unto him, “Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty”.
The king of Tyrus: Here we have a supernatural being addressed: He of whom the “prince of Tyre” was only a type; He who was using that “prince” as one of his agents to secure the world power. He is not a mere “man” as “the prince of Tyre” He is a super terrestrial, and super human, and can refer to no other than Satan who was named so by God Himself.
13. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl and onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou was created.
In Eden. Here is no evidence of a “legend”, but a reality. Satan, the Nachash or shining one, was there. Eve was smitten with his beauty as “an angel of light” and deferred to him as one possessing this “wisdom”, and believed his power to make good his promise.
Garden of God: This is added to leave us in no doubt as to what is meant by Eden, and to show that it was no mere “summer residence” of the “prince of Tyre” but the garden of Genesis 2: 8-15.
Genesis 2:8-15 (KJV)
08 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed.
09 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Trees are interpreted angels in the KJV just to confuse those who have itching ears. So the tree of life would refer to Elohim (Christ), and the tree of knowledge of good and evil would refer to Lucifer later called Satan by God.
Judges 9:8 (KJV) The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, “Reign thou over us”.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
1 John 2:15-17 (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
Thou wast created: Not begotten by man, or born of woman. This can refer only to Satan. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm
14. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou was upon the holy mountain of God; thou has walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
The anointed cherub that covereth: Cherub can be used only of a supernatural being, overshadowing and protecting “the world that then was” (2 Peter 3:6), or the “garden” of verse 13.
Hast walked up and down: = didst walk to and fro &c, referring to facts concerning which nothing further is revealed.
15. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day thou was created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Perfect…created. Referring to the period before Satan’s fall. See App 19. https://levendwater.org/companion/append19.html
16. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned. Therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire,
Merchandise = traffic, or going about, as in verse 18. Hence it meant calumniator (slanderer), in a moral sense. I will cast &c = I cast thee as profane. Lit I profaned thee. Profaned definition: characterized by irreverence or contempt for God or sacred principles or things; irreligious.
17. Thine heart was filled up because of thy beauty; thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/deathswallowedup.htm
Hast corrupted = didst corrupt. When this took place we are not told. It was before Genesis 3:1: and the only time seems to have been between verses 1&2 of Genesis 1, and may have been the cause of the overthrow: i.e. the katabolē Kosmou.
Contrast “before the overthrow” &c.
John 17:24 (KJV) Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst Me before the foundation of the world.
Ephesians 1:4 (KJV) According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:
1 Peter 1:20 (KJV) Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
18. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefor will I bring forth a fire from thy midst, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth.
19. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be anymore.
(Old Testament) MORE DIVIDING THE WORD IN ISAIAH:--SATAN’S FALL.
Isaiah 14:12-22 (KJV)
12. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations.
Lucifer = Morning star. Worshipped by the Assyrians as male at sunrise, female at sunset. A name of Satan.
Weaken = subdue.
13. For thou hast said in thine heart, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of GOD: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north”:
Mount of the congregation = Not Zion, but the Divine assembly of judgement.
Psalms 75;2 (KJV) When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
Psalms 82:1(KJV) God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; He judgeth among the gods.
Standeth: i.e. officially.
The congregation of the mighty: = GOD’S (Hebrew El. App 4 iv) assembly (in its civil aspect). https://levendwater.org/companion/append4.html
gods. Elohim: used of earthly judges as representing Him. Hence Moses is so spoken of (Exodus 7:1) (It is used also of idols as representing a false god).
See Ezekiel 28: 12-14 above.
The North. This helps us to localise the dwelling place of God. No “Semitic conception”, but Divine revelation of Him who knows what Satan “said in his heart”.
Psalm 75:6 (KJV) For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the south.
Therefore it comes from the north. the immediate place of God’s throne, to which Satan aspires. This is where promotion comes from.
Job 26:7 (KJV) He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
14. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the MOST HIGH.
15. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
16. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee saying, “Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17. That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?’
World = the habitable world.
Opened not the house of: = loosed not.
18. All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, everyone in his own house.
Lie = sleep. Hebrew shākab. So rendered twelve times in the O.T.
Glory = state or honour.
House = burial-house, or mausoleum. 1 Kings 2:10,34 &c
10. So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
34. So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
19. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
Cast out = flung out: out, or far away.
Grave = sepulchre
Abominable branch = a detested or despised scion. (A son or daughter Scion (grafting), a detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant)
That go down, &c. As those that go down…as, &c to.
Stones. Cast upon those who were buried. No word has “evidently dropped out” of verse 20; for verse 19 does state that they were buried, but he (Satan) was not.
Pit = a rock-hewn burying place, as in Psalms 28:1 &c; Hebrew bōr. See note on Genesis 21:19, showing the sense in which we are to understand Sheol in verses 11,15. Cp English word “bore” Hebrew bōr is rendered cistern, four times, dungeon, thirteen, fountain, one; well, nine; pit, thirty-nine times.
20. Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.
(RENOWNED: widely acclaimed and highly honoured)
The seed of Satan shall never be acclaimed or renowned hence:
21. Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.”
Slaughter: = a slaughterhouse, or instruments of slaughter. Hebrew matbēah.
Children = sons, for the iniquity of their fathers. Reference to Pentateuch.
Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: For I the LORD thy God am a jealous GOD, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;
Visiting = charging. This burden of God’s revelation of Himself reappears in Exodus 34:6-7. Numbers 14:18, Deuteronomy 5:9-10’
The punishment being not lengthened in vengeance, but distributed in mercy over the third and fourth, so that the whole weight falls not on the first or second.
Children = sons.
22. For I will rise up against them saith the LORD of hosts, “and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.
LORD of hosts: see notes on
1:9 Hazael “smote all the coasts of Israel from Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead” (2 Kings 10:32-33) This land was the first to be afflicted by the armies of Assyria (2Kings 15:29), and was the first to see the promised light in the person of Messiah.
1 Samuel 1:3 (KJV) And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni, and Phineas, the priests of the LORD were there.
Denotes the God of Israel as the LORD of all the hosts of heaven and earth. This title especially characterises this book.
Shiloh = where the Tabernacle and Ark were. Joshua 18:1. &c.
Name and remnant. In this sentence and the next: “renown and remnant, scion and seed”.
Son, and nephew = scion and seed, or, son and son’s son.
By rightly dividing God’s Word of truth, it is very easy to uncover the hidden gems, as well as very important passages, and links to even more wonderful revelations, which will only add to your wisdom. From this one piece of information; (Genesis 1, between verses 1 & 2 “the world that then was” (2 Peter 3:5-8))
we have learned…
1. That there was an age before the creation. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm
2. We were happy there in our spiritual bodies. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
3. God was happy with Lucifer the morning Star. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/books.htm
4. We are told by God through Ezekiel 28:12-19 that Lucifer was in Eden (The Garden of God) http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm
5. That he was upon the holy mountain of God.
6. He was perfect in his ways from the day he was created, until iniquity was found in him.
7. He was a calumniator (slanderer), in a moral sense.
8. It was before Genesis 3:1: and the only time seems to have been between verses 1 & 2 of Genesis 1, and may have been the cause of the overthrow: i.e. the katabolē Kosmou. Contrast “before the overthrow” &c.
9. God then flooded that earth, and put His plan in order. (2 Peter 3:5-8) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm
10. Then; God’s restoration of His Creation began between verses Genesis 2 & 3 “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters”. = The beginning of “the heavens and earth which are now” (2 Peter 3:7) It is even so in the new creation.
11. We also learned that 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (More on this later)
12. It is also shown that God, Hebrew Elohim, first occurrence connects (2 Peter 3:5-6) with Creation, and denotes, by usage, The Creature in relation to His creatures.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
So you can now see how important it becomes to divide the Word correctly; in order to gain more knowledge, and acquire a greater understanding of events as they unfold. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/gathering.htm It not only helps you as an individual, but also those who read your studies..
The King James Companion Bible; and the notes contained therein are of paramount importance in truly understanding the written verse. Bullinger spent quite some time compiling these notes, and appendixes, in order to assist us; the students of his labours. We cannot afford to ignore them.
Satan who; at this time, is prince of this world; and his followers are doing everything in their power to hide such revelations from God’s children. Most people go through life blindly ignorant of these facts, but they will yet vehemently contest them. (vehement hostility zealous; ardent; impassioned: a vehement defence; vehement enthusiasm. 2. characterized by rancour or anger; violent):
Why? Because if they were to acknowledge them;; they would lose their one excuse at the “Great White Throne Judgement” and that is, “I did not know; nobody revealed it to me”.
So search diligently for the truth paying no heed to mockers, nor unbelievers, and rest peacefully; in the knowledge of God’s Word.
Jude 9:10 (KJV) But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Corrupt themselves = are destroyed. Greek phtheirō.
1 Corinthians 3:17 (KJV) If any man defile the Temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the Temple of God is holy, which temple ye [you] are. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earthlytabernacle.htm
The man who mars God’s Temple by introducing divisions, and the wisdom that is not from above will himself be marred.
James 3:15 (KJV) This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
Jude 9:18 (KJV). How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
Mockers = scoffers
2 Peter 3:3 (KJV) Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts.
Ungodly lusts = Lusts of impieties. (lack of piety; specif., lack of reverence for God lack of respect).
Here are some more to get your teeth into.
Psalm 22, between verses 21 & 22.”thou hast heard me” may be read onto verse 22.
Psalm 22:21-22 (KJV)
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Psalm 118, in the middle of verse 22. “here the present dispensation comes in” (see app 72) https://levendwater.org/companion/append72.html
Isaiah 9:6, after the first clause. “the prince who gives peace” corresponds with (Romans 15:16)
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Romans 15:16 (KJV) That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
Isaiah 53, in the middle of verse 10. the “glory which shall follow” the sufferings. see app 71 & 72. https://levendwater.org/companion/append71.html
Isaiah 61, in the middle of verse 2. But “a day of vengeance for our God”
Isaiah 61:1-2 (KJV)
1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, When Jesus read from the Book He read Isaiah 61: 1; however ; He only read part 1 of verse 2 closed, and handed the Book back to the priest and sat down again; because the tribulation was yet future.
and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; http://godsplan.org.uk/greattribulation2.htm
Lamentations 4, between verses 21 & 22. “here lies the whole of this dispensation” see app 63 ix, https://levendwater.org/companion/append63.html
THE DISPENSATIONAL CHARACTER OF THE PSALMS.
In reading the Book of Psalms, we must constantly bear in mind the character of the Dispensation to which they belong. The word "Dispensation" means "administration" : and God's principles of administration varied according as man was in a Dispensation of innocence, or mankind was "without Law", or Israel was "under Law", or as we are under grace in this present Dispensation.
God's principles of administration have varied with each of these : and in the future they will vary yet more : in the coming Dispensation of judgment, and in the Dispensation of millennial glory by which it will be followed. If we read what pertains to one Dispensation into another which is administered on different lines, we shall have only confusion. Unless they be rightly divided, we shall not find "the truth" (2Tim. 2:15).
Much of what we read in the Psalms is truth for all time : but, some things are peculiar to that Dispensation of Law, and are neither suitable nor appropriate for the present Dispensation of grace. That is why many readers stumble when they judge "the imprecatory Psalms" from the standpoint of grace. Those Psalms were appropriate for the past Dispensation of works, as they will be for the coming Dispensation of judgment; but they are not appropriate for the present Dispensation, in which God's administration is on the principles of grace (according to Matt. 5:44-48). It was true, in the former Dispensation of Law, that "when the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness, and doeth that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive" (Ezek. 18:27). But that is not the way of salvation now. The Scriptures for this present Dispensation are written and contained in the Pauline Epistles (fulfilling the promise of the Lord in John 16:13(; and these declare with one voice that we are not saved by works, but by grave (Rom. 3:23, 24; 11:6. Eph. 2:3-9. Titus 3:5-8).
Even so with the "imprecatory Psalms", and similar expressions in other Psalms: they were true and appropriate for that Dispensation, but are equally inappropriate for this.
Daniel 9, between verses 26 & 27. “the end of the desolator looking on to the last seven years.” (Cp Matt 23;38)
Daniel 9:26-27 (KJV) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/danielsvisions.htm
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Matthew 23:38 (KJV) Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. (House of Judah)
Daniel 11, between verses 20 & 21. “Here begins the portion of this prophecy which is still future.”
Daniel 11:20-21 (KJV) http://www.godsplan.org.uk/danielsvisions.htm
20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Who would you say fits the bill to this prophesy?
Hosea 2, between verses 13 &14. Note that the whole of this present dispensation comes between verses 13 & 14. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/dispensationalplan.htm
Hosea 2:13-14 (KJV)
13 “And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat Me,” saith the Lord.
14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
Hosea 3, between verse 4 & 5. “Urim & Thummin”, the wearing of which pertained solely to the high priest.
Hosea 3:4-5 (KJV)
4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the Lord their God, and David their king; and shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days.
Amos 9, between verses 10 & 11. Passing to the subject of the future restoration of the Temple. (Acts 15:14-18).
Amos 9:10-11 (KJV)
10 All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, which say, “The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.”
11 “In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:”
Micah 5, between verses 2 & 3.These two make up the period we call “the 1st advent” and thus are typical of the “second advent”.
Micah 5:2-3 (KJV)
2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
3 Therefore will He give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
Habakkuk 2 between verses 13 &14. This is the fifth and last occurrence of this wonderful prophecy.
Habakkuk 2:13-14 (KJV)
13 Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?
14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Zephaniah 3 between verses 7 & 8. Implies that the verse takes the whole purpose of Jehovah concerning Israel. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nationshalrise.htm
Zephaniah 3:7-8 (KJV)
7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.
8 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
Zechariah 9, between verses 9 & 10. “And He will cut off”, This refers to the yet future second coming. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm
Zechariah 9:9-10 (KJV)
09 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and He shall speak peace unto the heathen: and His dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
Matthew 10, in the middle of verse 23. It would have been (and will now yet be) the judicial coming of “the Son of Man”
Matthew 10:23 KJV) But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
Matthew 12, in the middle of verse 20. Bring forth (what was before hidden), as in verse 35 & 13:52.
Matthew 12:20 (KJV) A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
Matthew 12:35 (KJV) A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Matthew 13:52 (KJV) Then said He unto them, “Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.”
Luke 1, between verses 31 & 32. He shall be great, &c. Marks the break in the dispensations, as being yet future.
Luke 1:31-32 (KJV)
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name Jesus. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/lifeofjesus.htm
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David:
Luke 21, in the middle of verse 24. The reference is to the Mohammedan possession since A.D. 636. before the Romans.
Luke 21:24 (KJV) And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
John 1, between verses 5 & 6. …”In Him is no darkness at all.” A double negative. (App 6), as in verse 8.
John 1:5-6 (KJV)
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1 Peter 1, in the middle of verse 11. Christ App 98 1X. These words “of Christ” should come after “signify”. https://levendwater.org/companion/append98.html
1 Peter 1:11 (KJV) 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
IX. CHRIST. This is the Greek translation of the Heb. Māshīah, See No. VIII. Christos has the same meaning, from chrio, to anoint. Hence, the Noun is used of and for the Messiah, and in the Gospels should always be translated "Messiah", as well as in the Acts, and sometimes in the later books of the New Testament
Revelation 12, between verses 5 & 6. Anticipatory, the flight being consequent on the war in heaven. (Verse 14)
Revelation 12:5-6 (KJV)
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/nativityofjesus.htm
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.