|Satan Represents Us||Jesus Christ Represents Us|
|The Strong Man's House
||The Strong Man Bound
|Evil Principalities and Powers Obstruct God
||Holy Spirit Restrains Evil
|The Accuser Of The Brethren
|The Word Of Our Testimony
||Moses ||... ||Daniel
||Tree of Knowledge Of Evil
||Tree of Life
||Tree of Knowledge Of Good
||Knowledge Of God Increases
||Mystery Revealed To Prophets
||Unsealing and Revelation
||Evidence Obscured (fear, superstition, slavery)
||Science Knowledge Increases
||Technology Suppressed By Scrambling Language
||No Language Barrier
|God Overlooks Our Ignorance
||God Commands Repentance
||Deliverer From Zion
Good News! Mission Possible.
The Great Comission.
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
(Matthew 24: 14)
And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people.
(Revelation 14: 6)
It seems terribly unfair. A rebellion started in heaven, before we were created, yet it seems that the greatest casualties will be among mankind.
Why does Satan's propaganda lure us more than the rational arguments of God?
Why will we not respond to reason, proof, common sense and love?
Why do we prefer to knowingly put our hand in the fire instead of in the hand of God?
Why did God seem to make us to fail?
Why is the plan of salvation so ineffective and doomed to failure?
If God is all powerful and nothing is impossible for Him and He wishes that everyone could be saved why does it seem that only a very few people will accept salvation while the vast majority march headlong into destruction?
The Ruling Principalities And Powers.
Before Christ we had an adversarial system that was not in our favor,
The leader of this group even had the legal right to represent our interests before God.
All he did was to accuse us, set traps for us and lie to us about God in an effort to make a legal case for our destruction.
They had so much power and influence with us that their activities and rights prevented God from fully revealing Himself to us.
It is as if we were victims of the Stockholm Syndrome, identifying with the cause of our kidnapper and abuser.
- Hierarchical Structure.
Job, Daniel and Jesus give us a glimpse of a vast spiritual network arrayed against us.
In the beginning, they has a legal right to rule or to intervene in the affairs of men.
The right to rule began because Adam gave sovereignty to Satan when he sinned.
His rule is apparently set up so that there is an evil administrator over all nations.
A Satanic Administration.
Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.
The Prince Of Israel. However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.
(Daniel 10: 20-21)
According to Daniel, in the spiritual realm, the world is divided among different princes.
A limitation of power exists so that Satan does not have total control.
He has a right to be heard and a right to operate freely, especially when we submit to him.
This right was revoked at the cross.
- Ruler Of This World.
The chief of these princes is Satan, who won the right to rule by corrupting Adam and Eve by lying.
However, he could not find anything in Jesus to corrupt.
The Ruler Of Darkness.
I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
(John 14: 30)
- Prince Of The Power Of The Air. He works through the wicked and disobedient.
Hypnotized By Satan.
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
(Ephesians 2: 1-2)
- Spiritual Wickedness In High Places.
There is a network of evil in heaven and earth and in powerful positions that are dedicated to destroying us.
Prince Of Darkness.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
(Ephesians 6: 11-13)
- Prince of (Persia, Greece, ...).
Through Daniel we learn that a major demon is assigned to each nation-state.
They probably work to inspire rebellion, subjugation of the people and war to expand the realm of oppression.
In Daniel's case they were struggling to prevent Daniel from learning the truth.
- Prince of Israel (Michael). Now we know why God could legally only work through Israel.
Michael is the Prince assigned to Israel and God's plan is through one house, not a divided kingdom.
Gentiles have to choose to join the house of Israel in order to submit themselves to the rule of God.
God rules over those who chose to believe in Him and make a covenant with Him.
Abraham was the first man of faith. Before him, men knew the true God because they had first hand knowledge or eye witness accounts from Adam or his children.
- Angelic Watchers And Holy Ones.
Daniel also introduces us to "angelic watchers" and "holy ones" who respect God and can recommend judgment.
This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers and the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes and sets over it the lowliest of men.
(Daniel 4: 17)
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all those who are around Him?
(Psalm 89: 7)
There is no reason to believe that this authority is limited to good forces.
Job 1 shows us that the evil forces also have this privilege.
Jesus said that Satan asked for permission to "sift them like wheat" (Luke 22: 31).
Jesus Himself had to go to the desert to be tempted by Satan after a brutal 40 days.
However, it seems that there is a neutral governing body through whom these activities are approved.
They respect God, but they allow Satan to prove his case.
- The Evil Plans. The prophets shows us that their work is focused on separating us from God by hardship, lies and rumors and a sense of abandonment by a God who has the power and authority to do anything, yet appears to do nothing.
- Obstruction. They tried to prevent Daniel from learning what was written in the "writings of truth".
- Accusation. John saw Satan accusing us day and night (Revelation 12: 10).
- Malign God. All of the cares of life lead us to doubt and question the leadership of God.
- Destruction. These plans are aimed at dethroning God and destroying us in the process.
- Test Mankind. They like to test humans and must receive permission to severely test the people who have submitted to God.
So God promised that this temptation will not be more than we can bear (1 Corinthians 10: 13).
- Seeds Of Doubt. In Job we learn that they even complain for the right to change our circumstances so that we will blame God for our misfortune. Satan essentially says that God can only get our attention and affection if He bribes us or buys our love.
- Heaven Help Us?
What was the response of heaven and all the unfallen worlds to all of this?
They were "watchers" only, until after the crucifixion when they called us brothers (Revelation 12: 10).
- No Help. The angel told Daniel that he was delayed 21 days fighting with the forces of Satan because nobody would help him except Michael. Why was there no help from heaven to restrain the forces of Satan so that one man could be given the truth? When was truth an asset to be hidden?
- Treading The Winepress Alone. In His work even Jesus had no help from either heaven or earth. In His human form it was prophesied that He was astonished that nobody would help Him (Isaiah 63: 3-5).
Apparently, no one in heaven would or could help Him either.
- God Helps Us. Consistently the evidence suggests that it was only God who would help us.
Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
(Psalm 73: 25)
Only God mortgaged heaven and became surety for us. Heaven did not want to risk saving us and God was compelled to be restrained in His actions. This made Him look weak and ineffective in our eyes.
Therefore, for those who lived before the flood and knew God existed, they had no respect for God. It was their excuse for being disobedient.
This is their hypocrisy because the "free-spirited" rebellious know the value of being given freedom of choice and they know the consequence of lawlessness.
For those who lived after the flood, they did not believe in God or feared what might be God.
- The Administration Of Earth Under Satan's Dominion.
Satan's administration of the earth from the start and the reluctance of perfect beings to help show that there was more involved than Satan establishing a rival rule against God.
If he wanted to prove to the universe that he could rule better than God, then why did he immediately try to destroy and corrupt human beings and humans who were not involved in their rebellion and the earth which was his proving ground?
Did our destiny to be higher than him help to start the rebellion and to fuel the reluctance to help?
The answers to these questions depend on when Satan knew about us and what he knew.
If he wanted to demonstrate an alternate rule that would be acceptable to all the fallen and unfallen this is what Satan would have done in these cases.
Apparently, Satan's lawless actions were not enough for the powers of heaven to stop his activities for 4000 years until it was clear that he murdered one who was totally innocent.
- Human Destiny Revealed At Any Point. No matter when human destiny had been revealed, these outcomes would still remain constant.
If the planet earth had collapsed into this wicked state because we were rebellious under Satan's regime, then it would be partially our fault.
The unfallen universe would think that we no longer had a right to rule, but being righteous people it still does not explain their reluctance to help us.
- Human Judges And Witnesses. He would have corrupted humanity to get dominion of earth and taint the witnesses as unworthy of judging him on the basis of "perfection" required by God.
However, he would also use humanity to prove that his rule would be just as pleasing as the current and more. He would befriend us to the point of being the "cool", drunk uncle who introduces us to alcohol and prostitutes.
- Administrator Of Earth. Since he was not officially expelled until the crucifixion, it would still be in his best interest to prove to the unfallen world that his rule would be just as acceptable to them.
- Human Destiny Revealed After His Open Rebellion. He could have tried to befriend us.
- Human Destiny Revealed Before His Open Rebellion.
It might have triggered his open rebellion.
At this point Satan was proud and had secret aspirations that he thought could not be realized until he learned about Jesus and humans.
While we were in the planning phases he learned of our destiny to reign with God. This revelation along with Jesus being God in disguise as a covering cherub strengthened his perception that anyone can become like God.
- Administrator Of Earth (Destroyer).
His administration only points to blind fury and a senseless course of destruction.
No rational person would destroy his only demonstrable chance of being elected as ruler of the universe without even trying.
His actions only proved that he hated us, people he never knew and who did not exist.
- Hatred Of Humans And Jesus Christ.
As innocents who had not even been created, his complete hatred only proves that he was jealous of us or felt threatened by our existence.
- Jealousy Of Humans.
Abandonment is not the actions one would expect from loving beings towards innocent people.
The abandonment of the human race for 4000 years by the unfallen principalities and powers in heaven showed that they were jealous of us or at least thought that God's plans for us were unwise and unfair.
- Jealousy Of Jesus Christ. The horror of the crucifixion demonstrated that the unfallen universe loved Jesus Christ. His torture, not ours, finally spurred them to shun Satan.
Satan's action showed how much he hated Jesus Christ. Blindly jealous of Jesus, the temptation in the wilderness showed how much he wanted Jesus to grovel before him and give him some sense of satisfaction.
Denied this, he planned the most cruel of deaths because this was his last chance to expend his fury on Jesus and his frustration at his loss.
So our overwhelming desire to sin was apparently partially attributed to our fault by many in the unfallen worlds. There was not enough sympathy for us among the powers in heaven.
Gabriel said that nobody would help him to fight against the evil prince except Michael.
Satan's temptation, tricks and unfair tactics did not cause him to be booted out earlier.
Why? It must be that the spiritual wickedness in high places were given free reign with confidence. They apparently created enough rope to hang themselves.
We were being neglected because of who we were and who we would become. We do have the capacity to win. God did not leave us helpless.
We were created to replace them and even in our weakness we were being held to a higher standard.
For over 4000 years their assessment of us seemed to be valid. There was no evidence that was good enough to stop our rebellion.
There was no perfection that prevented corruption. We always chose Satan.
The Ungodly People And Powers Of Earth.
The rational mind would think that reasonable people will respond to evidence in a predictable manner.
Given information and a choice, we assume that rational minds will come to a reasonable conclusion. However, the evidence is quite different.
Men progressed from disobedience to hostility and total rebellion against God with all the evidence and advantages conceivable in their favor.
- Total Knowledge And Total Perfection (Satan).
He had the highest position of any created being. God said that he was perfect. Standing next to the throne of God, he had the privilege of communicating with the mind of God. He also received honor, status and praise for his position from other created beings.
Yet he sinned and became the father of this destructive rebellion that has been isolated to this planet.
His behavior shows that perfection and knowledge does not guarantee wisdom, right thinking or behavior.
An inflated sense of strength and popularity, stubbornness, pride and greed will override every ounce of common sense.
A common mongrel dog would know the difference between itself and its master. It knows that it is a created being and could never be God, but not Satan. He IS that stupid!
- Limited Knowledge And Total Perfection (Adam And Eve).
Born in perfection and innocence and with eyewitness knowledge of God, their disobedience was not based in hostility to God.
Like the unfallen universe who fell under the spell of Satan, they were naive.
A naive and uninformed Eve was tricked into doubting that she actually understood what God meant. Adam was willing to throw away his life for love of a woman.
God intended for them to acquire knowledge gradually. They were not supposed to learn about evil until they had learned about good and about the tactics of evil.
- Eyewitness Knowledge and Imperfection (Noah And The Antediluvians). They knew and believed in God, but they were hostile to Him.
At a minimum, they were the third generation since Adam. So they had eyewitness testimony to counteract the lies of Satan.
After 1656 years, God said that all they did was to continually think, plan and do wicked things (Genesis 6: 5).
- Oral Knowledge And Imperfection (The Tower Of Babel). It took only 100 years for this generation to form a conspiracy to rebel. Apparently knowledge, warning and punishment does not deter this intrepid race from self-destruction.
In a short period of time they were repeating the mistakes of their grandparents.
- Written Knowledge And Imperfection (Israel). We have been in this state since God came on Mount Sinai and gave the Torah to Moses and renewed the covenant.
- Written Knowledge And Perfection (Jesus Christ).
The law written externally on stone and parchment must be written in the mind and heart to achieve the perfection that matters - wisdom, not simply knowledge.
This will only occur when we have love and respect for the law of God, a feature that was missing from all others.
A recipe of knowledge and perfection in any combination did not guarantee righteousness and wisdom. it fostered rebellion and hostility.
Hope only rested in one who would trust and obey God despite all the pain and hardship.
Ungodly Jacob (Choosing God Before Jesus Christ).
Satan was very successful at Babel before God confused the language.
So he keeps building evil empires to control the population and to gather people under one tongue to reverse the scattering of tongues at Babel and to pursue those who made a covenant of faithfulness to God.
After the flood God did two things to implement His plans.
- Language Scattered (Science Knowledge Suppressed). Knowledge of God was not enough and knowledge of science was dangerous.
In passing sentence God said something interesting. The one language allowed them to collaborate and implement their evil plans much faster.
So He scattered their language and the people to prevent them from doing greater evil because practically nothing would be impossible for them to do if they were allowed to continue.
For almost 4000 years since the flood, we have not advanced technologically. Within 200 years of acquiring this knowledge the planet is in danger of imploding from the lack of good management of its resources.
God suppressed science so that we would not destroy the earth before He had completed His plans to save us.
- A Righteous Nation (Religious Knowledge Increased). When the nations scattered, God chose a righteous nation through whom He would bring back perfect knowledge of Himself to the world.
The Deliverer learned of the plans through diligent study of the written knowledge. He saw Himself in the types and symbols and came to learn about His mission.
This strategy met with mixed success. Israel was continually unfaithful.
Even in this one area, the principalities and powers seemed to require the Messiah to learn everything through the limitations of the human body and fuzziness of an unfaithful witness.
However, the Messiah learned of the plans through diligent study.
He recognized His mission and He obeyed.
He submitted to God and relied on pure faith and trust in His final moments when everything He thought He knew was stripped away. He had no assurance.
- Abraham (Righteousness By Faith).
Neither righteousness nor right reasoning could be achieved by accurate knowledge of God.
400 years after Babel God found a person who would respond to Him.
Knowledge is not enough. We must trust and submit to God completely. In a world with traps and deception administered by a nest of conspiracy, it would require the absolute trust and confidence that is called "Faith".
- The Faithful Nation (Israel).
There are two types of knowledge, science and religion. God began to restore true religious knowledge with Israel.
Finally we have a nation who was taught the knowledge of God by a friend of God.
The advantage of this system is that finally the truth can be revealed.
Even though Satan tried successfully to corrupt and obstruct Israel, yet God's plans were not thwarted with the unfaithfulness and rejection of Israel.
Through Israel God could give the covenant that explained the legal bind under which our parents had obligated us. We were in debt bondage and God had planned a way to buy back our freedom.
- Written Knowledge (The Torah And Prophets).
While Satan focused on corrupting Israel, he virtually ignored the laws.
The truth was not lived by the faithful people but the truth remained uncorrupted in the heroes of faith, the types, symbols, laws and ceremonies for 4000 years.
- God With Power (Moses). Our creator God has awesome power to deliver.
- Representation (The Priesthood). God would provide an intercessor who loved us.
- Restoration Of Knowledge (Torah). The world had fallen into ignorance, unrighteousness, fear and superstition. God described the laws of righteousness in detail.
- Blessings And Curses (Warnings And Punishment). The law defined the rewards and punishments.
- Forgiveness and Salvation (The Sacrifice). The law described the cost of sin and the process of salvation.
- The Oath To Free Us (The Covenant). God promised that He would save us by Himself. This detail is important because when it seems that our human efforts will fail because of neglect and lack of interest, God will once again woo us to Him by Himself just as He did it alone at the crucifixion.
The Deliverer From Zion (Choosing God After Jesus Christ).
What is different about our time and why was God's effort to reason with mankind unsuccessful before?
Here is the difference.
Now that we have the information and capacity to make a rational choice, God can confine Satan long enough to disseminate His message clearly with the accomplishments of Jesus Christ as the key to His plans.
- The Messenger Of The Covenant. Finally, God has a faithful and indestructible witness - Himself. God gives personal testimony in the court of universal opinion.
- God In The Flesh (Jesus Christ). He came to show us the true character of God.
- Indestructible High Priest. We have faithful representation in heaven.
- God With Power (The Holy Spirit). We have perfect representation on earth.
- Law In The Heart (Wisdom). He had the legal authority to occupy our hearts and show us how to love.
Wisdom Brings Lasting Righteousness.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
(Proverbs 2: 9-11)
Fountain Of Wisdom.
The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
(Proverbs 18: 4)
But whosoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
(John 4: 14)
- The Armor Of God. We can successfully resist evil.
- Church (Israel). He will finally have faithful human representation on earth through the church. This is the union of Jews and Gentiles under the nation of Israel, led by Michael, the Prince of Israel.
God not only took the form of a human to become King and High Priest, He took the responsibilities of the Angel who would be the administrator of Israel.
He was the Angel of the Covenant who went before Israel at the first Exodus. He is also the Messenger (Angel) of the Covenant in the final exodus at the cross.
- Knowledge Restored (The Final Generation).
Finally, in this era God can restore scientific information. It began around 1798 and took an unexpected turn in 2008 when the principles of science discovered over the past 200 years were found in the Torah written 3500 years ago.
In His strategy to suppress science, God not only saved the planet from premature destruction, He planted evidence to counteract a major tactic of Satan. This is the rejection of God and religion on the basis of superior knowledge of science.
- Exposing The Principalities And Powers.
He nullified all the plans and grand designs of these antagonistic principalities and powers, exposing their true nature.
A New Government.
and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority.
Debt Forgiven. having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Booted Out The Old Regime. When He had disarmed [divested Himself of] the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him [the cross].
(Colossians 2: 10, 14-15)
When He implemented God's plan. Jesus was made head of all things.
As ruler He removed the unfair and illegal debt bondage that Satan used against us and evicted all the powers aligned against us.
- Restraining Satan.
This is the difference between the efforts in the past and the time after Jesus Christ.
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
(Job 1: 6)
There has never been a time when the strongman has been bound and miracles or knowledge of truth has been disseminated throughout the world.
This is the difference.
- New Authority. Jesus Christ subdued and replaced the obstructive principalities and powers.
Satan And The Ruling Principalities Evicted.
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
The Rule Of Christ. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.
(Revelation 12: 9-10)
- Defeated In Court.
Satan was convicted and arrested because the crucifixion exposed his true nature.
He is a criminal. And a stupid one at that!
and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
(John 16: 11)
Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
(John 12: 31)
- Purchased His Slaves. At the crucifixion, Jesus freed the slaves of sin. He has complete and uncontested authority to remove sin because He formally became our indestructible High Priest.
Now He can bring righteousness to Jacob so that he can become Israel, a prince of God.
- Paid The Ransom For His Hostages. Jesus rescued the hostages and paid the ransom.
Now we legally belong to God by any interpretation and fine print on the original contract of slavery.
- Satan Restrained. At the cross Satan's kingdom was left in disarray.
Remember that he did not expect this turn of events because he did not know the importance of the crucifixion.
If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished!
Captured! But no one can enter the strong man's house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
(Mark 3: 24-27)
- A Divided House. His support will be destroyed. Those in heaven who allowed him to operate abandoned him at the cross.
Those on earth who accepted his rule will abandon him when they get a real opportunity to choose.
- Bind The Strong Man. Before the millennium he will be restricted by undefiled knowledge. His audience is tuned in to a new channel. At the beginning of the millennium he will be restricted by total lack of support. He has no cheering audience.
- Plunder His House. In the final evangelism we will take all that he has stolen without much resistance.
Resistance will come in the form of the most severe persecution when he is let loose for a short time.
- Limited Access Evil Restrained.
At the Second Coming Satan will be physically restrained on prison earth, his supporters destroyed and the righteous taken away (Revelation 20).
Right now his loss of access can only be seen in the heavens. Here on earth it seems to be business as usual even though his days are numbered and his access is legally curtailed.
According to the prophecies he still has access to the raging sea, a symbol of the wicked (Revelation 12: 15-17 and 13: 1).
However he has lost physical access to the land, a symbol of the place of escape that God has carved out of the sea, similar to the exodus through the Red Sea.
Since he cannot go on land, his access is through evil men who have access to the land.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
(2 Thessalonians 2: 7)
- Destroying The Works Of Satan.
Jesus came to vindicate the name of God and expose the lies to destroy the works of Satan before the final call to come out and take a rational stand on the side of God.
He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
(1 John 3: 8)
- Sin. After the crucifixion and Pentecost Jesus provided a remedy for sin recognized by the universe.
- Babylon. God will destroy all the evil empires of Satan symbolized by Babylon.
- Evolution. God authenticates His Word with science and miracles and destroys Satan's evil lies.
- Spiritualism. Mediums will be discredited and removed from the land.
- Idolatry. God will destroy all the idols and false religions of Babylon.
- Immorality. God will destroy all the trading in immorality through a courageous and righteous nation.
- Atheism. All the lies of Satan will be exposed so that men may choose God.
- Death And Hell. After the millennium the last enemies will be destroyed.
The Curse Ends.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
(1 Corinthians 15: 26)
Mystery: The Secret War Plans.
The Mysteries Hidden.
God hid His plans from even the unfallen universe.
Common sense says that in war or any adversarial circumstances, if you are an honest person who cannot deceive even your enemy, then your best option is to keep your plans secret.
In this way the overconfident enemy will paint themselves into a corner and you have the element of surprise.
Mysteries Hidden From The Powers.
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;
(1 Corinthians 2: 6-8)
Mysteries Hidden From Heaven.
To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
The Church Is The Proof. so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
(Ephesians 3: 8-10)
All of these surprises were kept secret.
This was how the mysteries were concealed.
- Knowledge. Only some religious knowledge was revealed. Other knowledge was restricted and concealed.
The religious mystery was explained by the law and prophets.
God hid his intentions in types and symbols that seemed irrelevant and unimportant.
While Satan focused on banishing the written word or turning the people to disobedience and disparaging the words, God preserved His intentions in meaningless scribbles, ceremonies, structures, holidays and tests of faith.
If Satan had known how important they were he would have destroyed them earlier. Too late!
Jesus explained the mystery in parables.
Mystery In Parables.
And He was saying to them, "To you has been given the mystery of the kingdom of God, but those who are outside get everything in parables."
(Mark 4: 11)
- Sanctuary. It symbolizes the hidden secrets of the kingdom.
- Tree Of Life. The kingdom allows us to eat from the tree of life which was taken away. Jesus is the tree on whom we are grafted. We become the fruits of the tree.
- Wedding. God will give us the rights of a wife.
- Children Of God. God will adopt us and give us the rights of children.
- Evangelism. God will search for the lost.
- Wise, Prepared, Faithful Servants. The kingdom will be found through faith. Faith requires wisdom, diligence and preparation.
- Valuable. The value is a hidden treasure.
- Jews, Gentiles and Outcasts. The kingdom will save the outcasts who were without hope.
- Repentance. Although the wages of sin is death, repentance gives us a second chance.
- Judgment And Separation. God will separate the righteous and destroy the wicked.
- Mysteries Hidden From The Angels And From Satan.
None of these mysteries were understood by any of the created beings outside of the earth.
None of the humans except the prophets understood it until Christ revealed it to the disciples and apostles.
As Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2: 8, the heavenly princes would not have allowed the crucifixion of Jesus Christ if they realized what it would accomplish.
Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
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.
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.
(1 Peter 1: 10-12)
The Mysteries Revealed.
All the mysteries involve the process of recreating a new creature.
Therefore, they are all related to an amazing knowledge of microscopic science which were encoded in the mysterious signs of Israel. These are the mysteries.
- The Rule Of Jesus Christ.
Notice that a new authority is put in charge as the influential principalities and powers and authorities are dethroned.
A New Administration.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him
with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.
(Ephesians 1: 7-9, 10-12)
Satan knew that there was a Deliverer because the promise was made to Eve (Genesis 3: 15) and all the prophets waited for it. However, the details were kept hidden from the previous generations.
Mystery Of Christ.
that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief.
By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;
(Ephesians 3: 3-5)
He did not know when or who it would be. So he has been trying to murder or corrupt the seed.
He corrupted Cain thinking that this is the seed that was promised to Eve and caused him to murder Abel just in case he was the seed (Genesis 4:25).
He thought it might have been during the time of Moses, because God had prophesied to Abraham that his children would be slaves for about 400 years before they were rescued (Genesis 15: 13).
So he tried to kill all the Hebrew babies 400 years after they entered Egypt (Exodus 12: 40). He quarreled over the resurrection of Moses (Jude 9), thinking that he might be the seed.
At some point in ancient Bethlehem Satan tried to murder babies as he did when Jesus Christ was born.
He probably thought it might have been during the time of Jesus Christ because of the time prophecy of Daniel 9.
He might not have know that Jesus was the child so He tried to kill all babies.
He is apparently dense about the symbols of prophecy and has to pay attention to the prophets.
Serial murdering butcher he is. Evil he is. Genius he is not!
Cloning By (In Vivo Fertilization Or Artificial Insemination).
The incarnation was a biological miracle on several fronts by a process of asexual reproduction. If a virgin female spontaneously became pregnant through the union of her own eggs, she can only produce a female.
So a foreign male DNA was inserted into Mary's eggs while it was still inside her body without breaking the hymen.
The Branch (Tree Of Knowledge And Tree Of Life).
Several living creatures participated in this fall. First the tree contained the knowledge of evil. Then the animals enticed the humans and finally the humans succombed.
In a strange way, God seems to symbolize the progress of the fall of the tree of knowledge by showing its redemption as a stick that caused death to one that gives life.
Jesus Is The Branch. This is a symbol of the Messiah. He would be a Branch from the root of Jesse. As the Branch He reversed the effects of the tragedy in Eden by becoming the tree of knowledge of good and a tree of life.
Branch (The Tree Of Knowledge). During His ministry, the Branch became a source of accurate knowledge about God the Father and an example of perfect righteousness by becoming the Tree of Knowledge of good.
He proved that within the imperfect human body, perfection can be achieved through faith in the Father. This faith comes by accurate knowledge of the character of God which gives us trust and confidence.
The Branch (Moses' Stick).
His stick was the most versatile. It devoured serpents, sent plagues, healed diseases, parted the waters of the Red Sea, and won victory in battle, symbolizing the accomplishments of Jesus Christ.
He even became sin, in the form of a serpent on a stick, to conquer sin.
Branch (The Cross). The Branch fulfilled the covenant on a dead tree. Lifted up on this symbol of death, He held His arms up until He had obtained victory against the forces of evil.
Branch (The Vine). The Branch is the Vine to which all Israel must be attached.
Branch (Jesus' Rod Of Iron). The Branch will rule with a rod of iron.
Branch (The Tree Of Life). The Branch is the source of Life because He is the Tree of Life which sprang from the dead through His own power.
He became the ultimate Tree of Life from which the descendants of Adam and Eve were barred.
And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
(Exodus 7: 10, 12)
And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.
(Exodus 15: 25)
Water Of Life.
And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
(Numbers 20: 11)
The Branch (Joshua's Stick). He used his staff to win battles, even commanding the sun and moon to stand still until Israel won their battle to possess the Promised Land.
This miracle might explain an impossible astronomic event at the crucifixion.
The day became dark for three hours as if there was an unusual solar eclipse.
The event was impossible for two reasons. The total darkness of a solar eclipse last minutes not hours and they can only occur during a new moon, not a full moon.
Only a lunar eclipse was possible because it was a full moon.
It was the worst possible timing for a solar eclipse because the Passover always occurs on a full moon.
Lifted up on the cross, the moon needed to move to the opposite side of the world, then they both needed to stand still for this miracle.
The heavenly bodies remained in this position while He became the sin offering and won the battle for us in the darkness.
Like Joshua and Moses, He held His hands up until victory was won.
Satan outdid himself by nailing Jesus' hands in that position, ensuring that they would never fall if He was tired or dead.
He nailed his own coffin.
Satan was apparently clueless about the accomplishments of the Deliverer and the results of the crucifixion because he walked right into a trap designed to feed his hatred of God.
Satan never quite mastered the concept of "Creator" versus "created". He must have thought that if Jesus was dead then he could take His place.
So once he knew he had his enemy in his clutches, he made Jesus' life miserable until he could murder Him.
This murder was the undoing of his ambitions because if he had known what it would accomplish he would have sent armed guards to protect Jesus or volunteered to baby sit the infant himself.
If he had paid attention to the symbols of the sacrificial offering, he would have known that the sacrifice made atonement for sin.
The rituals must have seemed like a powerless exercise. All he learned was that the sacrifice would die. The resurrection was a surprise.
The Death Of Christ Was Kept Secret.
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
(1 Corinthians 2: 6-8)
This exposed his true character and the principalities and powers could do nothing less than vote to have him destroyed and set in motion the plan to bring back the innocent world from the brink of disaster.
After the crucifixion they began to call us their "brothers'. They were finally more sympathetic to us without reservations because they finally understood that the accusations of Satan are meaningless especially when he places the stumbling block before us.
Defending Our Family.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,
"Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night."
(Revelation 12: 10)
Sign (Circumcision). It is the sign of being "cut off" or killed for the covenant.
Sign (Tzitzit). It is designed like the DNA telomeres and is a symbol of life not being shortened because of the sacrifice of the One who had four holes in His body.
The Branch (Jacob's Stick).
The strange story of how the stick with spots and stripes can cause the unborn of mating pairs to look like it is
an account of how the DNA double helix strand, which looks like spots and stripes, transfers its characteristics to the unborn through DNA Replication.
It is also the story of how Jesus Christ, hanging on the cross with welts and bruises in the pattern of spots and stripes, can transform us into new creatures by repairing our damaged genes.
DNA Repair And Replication (Jacob's Stick).
Sin damaged our genes and assaulted us like a virulent infection, passing it down for generations.
The accomplishments on the cross healed our diseases by providing a way to repair our damaged DNA and securing an antidote to the poison of sin.
Inoculation (Immunity To Sin).
Jesus became the weakened virus through submission and His actions gave us immunity to sin.
By becoming a snake that healed, He created the antivenin which is the antidote to the poisonous venom spewed out by the serpent in the Garden of Eden.
Branch (Elisha's Magnetic Stick).
The Branch is a magnet that can make iron float.
The Magnetic Cross.
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
(John 12: 32)
When his servant loses a borrowed axe head in the Jordan river while building a house Elisha uses a branch to make the iron ax float.
A Wooden Magnet.
And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.
(2 Kings 6: 6)
» The Floating Iron Kingdom.
According to the prophecies of Daniel, the Messiah would be killed during the rule of the iron kingdom.
This kingdom would survive in a fragmented form until the end of time.
This prophecy shows that the Messiah will have success against the iron kingdom. He can attract all its citizens when the wooden cross is lifted above the waters (people).
- Increase In Knowledge.
God told Daniel to seal up or hide some of the testimony in His prophecy.
It will be revealed at the end of time when knowledge will be increased.
Therefore the increase in religious and scientific knowledge is one of the hidden mysteries.
But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.
(Daniel 12: 4)
So it is my opinion that Satan could not have known about the science in the Bible. That information must have been one of the hidden mysteries.
It would have been better for him to trap us in superstition and fear, appeasing everyone who wants to call themselves god.
Now he is trapped with a theory and overconfident disciples and a history of words and bravado that they have to swallow in public humiliation.
To the extent that the ordinary person relies on the pronouncements of scientists as an excuse for ignoring the existance of God, those crutches will be removed.
The irony is that Satan was preventing Daniel from understanding a prophecy about the end of time, including the promise of an increase in knowledge.
Thinking in his arrogance that he knows so much that even he could replace God, he was actually fighting against his best interests.
Prince Of Persia Resists Truth.
Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
Demonic Resistance. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
Knowledge About The Latter Days. Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future."
(Daniel 10: 12-14)
» A Counter Revolution And A Strategic Plan.
God gave possession of the evidence that will descredit their position into the hands of His sworn enemies.
The timing of the revelation was strategic. It took Satan almost 200 years to mount a response to the looming threat of an increase in knowledge.
It took another 100 years for it to utterly sweep the world and sweep away the claims of God.
God's enemies found, verified and claimed this evidence, attributing it to evolution. Glorying in their human intellectual capabilities, they became preachers of the religion of atheism. They proselytize their position, confidently claiming that they have or will find all the answers so we do not have to be afraid of the dark because there is no God.
- Tiring The Enemy. God lets His enemies use their resources to do the work that will discredit them.
Haman built his own gallows, plotting to murder his enemy on it and then to slaughter the entire Jewish nation under the control of the Persian empire. Instead he and his sons were hung on the noose they made, humiliated at the party he gave to honor his great triumph.
- A Trojan Horse Plan.
The Greeks infiltrated the Trojan defences by giving them a gift they could not refuse. Hidden inside the gift was the weapon of their destruction.
The Jews protected the Torah and their traditions handed down by Moses.
In them was an amazing set of Messianic prophecies, unwittingly practised, treasured and handed down for generations.
God allowed atheists to dominate science. In this manner none can claim that they were using tainted evidence or that their enemies tampered with it.
Now God shows them their science in 3500 year old manuscripts given around 1500 BC, unquestionably written down before scientists opened their churches in 1859 AD.
This time God overturns our objections. In past times we thought we knew everything and so did as we pleased.
So God let us believe that we know everything through our own brilliance.
Then He springs this surprise on us.
What we thought we knew and invented was given 3500 years before on Mount Sinai by a power claiming to be YHWH, the one and only God who is our Creator who made the world in six, 24-hour days.
There really is nothing new under the 6000 year old sun.
- The Church (Global Israel).
The purified church will be the light to the universe. When we accept Him God will put us on display as justification of the wisdom of His plan.
Unlike Satan, God does not have a divided kingdom.
From the beginning He took jurisdiction over one nation - Israel.
There must always be only one way to God, one holy mountain to which the nations will go from every direction.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
(Ephesians 4: 4-6)
So the mystery was how would He take jurisdiction over the other nations.
Even though God bought back the freedom of every person, it is not His intention to have a divided kingdom.
Instead, He wanted to peacefully join the Gentiles into the nation of Israel.
The experience of the church is patterned after the escape from Egypt.
All People Saved.
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery, so that you will not be wise in your own estimation - that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written,
"THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB".
(Romans 11: 25-26)
Unbelievably, hardening hearts can be an effective weapon against stubborn pride.
God does not make people resistant to His will - that would be illogical and counterproductive.
However, if we use free will with lack of common sense to persist in stubbornness then God will leave us in this state for a while until our own stubbornness defeats us.
- The Deliverer And The Exodus. Jesus began the final exodus from sin after He became the Passover Lamb at the crucifixion and delivered us from slavery to sin.
- The Wisdom Of God. It is through the church that the wisdom of God will be revealed to all the principalities and powers.
- Hardening. God uses Israel's stubborn resistance to His glory.
- Wandering In The Wilderness.
Israel should have entered the Promised Land in the first year of the exodus but they rebelled.
Israel wandered 40 years and we have been wandering for almost 2000 years because we also rebelled at the crucifixion.
However God used this time to His advantage. He now has the ability to reach all people everywhere instantaneously because of the modern technology.
- Ungodliness Removed. We are living through the day called Yom Kippur. God will remove ungodliness when people trust Him and begin to submit, repenting of their sins.
- Jacob And Israel. Ungodly Jacob will become righteous Israel.
- Saving The Gentiles.
The fact that the Gentiles could be saved through Israel by legally becoming a branch of Israel, was also kept a mystery.
As stated before God appears to restrict Himself to one nation. Noah and then Abraham became the father of the nation through whom God would fulfill His promises.
God appeared to have painted Himself into a corner. Only an entity called "Israel" could be saved.
At the crucifixion, Jesus Christ was the only faithful Israelite found and the promise passed to Him.
The twelve tribes of Israel were the root of this righteous plant and now there was only one righteous branch.
So what God did was to prune the other branches, giving this righteous Branch a chance to grow.
Now that God has one egg in one basket, how will God save the other eleven tribes and the Gentiles?
Grafting and Transplantation.
Grafting is the process by which a young shoot (scion) is inserted into an older plant (stock).
There are several techniques which can accomplish this union.
The scion is mated to the stock through an incision or raw strip that is made in the stock plant and the cut end of the scion is attached to this incision and bound to it.
Then it is sealed or leaves removed so that water does not evaporate quickly while the graft is healing.
Stem grafting or inarch grafting are the two major types of techniques.
The scion can be a cut branch or the tip of another tree.
In stem grafting the scion is cut off a plant and attached to the stock.
Inarch grafting involves joining the branches of two trees so that the scion is nourished by its parent plant. When the graft is secure, then the scion is cut away from the parent leaving the stock with its new scion and the intact parent of the scion.
» Transplanting And Grafting The Gentiles.
God revealed His secret plan. The Gentiles would not simply be beggars at the Tree of Life or be like leeches feeding off the plant in a form of parasitic symbiosis.
God would graft them into the Branch so that they could be nourished from the root up.
They could take advantage of the immunities and all the years of maturity of the stock plant and produce fruit immediately, bypassing all the years of maturity they would need to reach this point on their own.
In fact, since only the Branch from the tribe of Judah remained, the other tribes would also have to graft themselves into this Branch.
Suddenly there was hope for the majority of the planet.
Prior to this Satan must have thought that there was no hope for the Gentiles because they could not possibly show blood lineage to Abraham.
However, the law made a way for the Gentiles to join and this was through conversion and baptism in the Mikvah as a way of publically declaring your official union with Jesus Christ.
If Satan could make the Jewish nation odious to the world then the Gentiles would not want to join.
This plan failed because God joined Himself to us in the covenant, actually passing responsibility as priests for the covenant to the Gentiles through Jesus Christ.
» The Hardening Of Israel.
This seems unfair and unrighteous. How could God cause an act that would make Israel sin? He did not!
He had to cut off Israel to give the Gentiles time to adjust and be firmly grafted,
Hardening is actually the best physical response for Israel to survive the surgery.
Israel went into a dormant stage after sealing all its wounds.
When a plant is cut off it immediately hardens the wound to stop the loss of critical fluids. It may even destroy leaves to stop the loss of water. Trees do it every winter.
Plants can be rooted from cuttings or grafted from cuttings. So before the cutting dies water will be given.
The Holy Spirit, symbolized as water, will be sent to the plant and to the excised branches.
When Israel sprouts to life, she will not be replanted by rooting in soil but by grafting into Christ so that there is only one tree.
This is stem grafting. Everything will be in Christ, even the powers of heaven. There will be no other root.
The Branch (Joseph and Judah).
The Branch will unify heaven with earth and Jews with Gentiles through a process of grafting in Jesus Christ.
This story prophesies about Jesus grafting two branches of Israel to make the scepter of the king.
Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
(Ezekiel 37: 19)
The union of two sticks represents the union of two strands as the result of DNA replication.
- Magnify The Glory Of God.
God uses the stubborn resistance as a chance to show more and more glorious signs to honor His name.
So the more delay there is, the more evidence God will display.
Show More Signs And Wonders.
But I will harden Pharaoh's heart that I may multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.
(Exodus 7: 3)
Show Proof Of God.
"Thus I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will chase after them; and I will be honored through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD." And they did so.
(Exodus 14: 4)
» Saving All Israel.
In this final exodus God uses the time of the rejection by Israel to deliver the Gentiles and show His might among the nations.
Look down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation; Where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds? The stirrings of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained toward me.
For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not recognize us. You, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is Your name.
Why, O LORD, do You cause us to stray from Your ways and harden our heart from fearing You? Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.
Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary for a little while, our adversaries have trodden it down.
We have become like those over whom You have never ruled, like those who were not called by Your name.
(Isaiah 63: 15-19)
Isaiah prophesies that after Israel is redeemed God will harden their heart and tear down their sanctuary.
In this condition Israel looks for the mighty deeds of God to rescue them again.
Does this mean that God caused them to sin? Absolutely not!
However, if Israel was not ready to go to the heavenly Promised land then God has more time to save the Gentiles.
Israel will not be lost because God did not give them more light. They will still be judged by what they know and they will be saved only if they do not continue in unbelief.
The hardness did not make them fall, it was only to make them jealous.
God intends to use the Gentiles to make the Jews jealous (Romans 10: 19).
In this state they will repent and desire what they once threw away.
What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;
Asleep. just as it is written, "GOD GAVE THEM A SPIRIT OF STUPOR, EYES TO SEE NOT AND EARS TO HEAR NOT, DOWN TO THIS VERY DAY."
And David says, "LET THEIR TABLE BECOME A SNARE AND A TRAP, AND A STUMBLING BLOCK AND A RETRIBUTION TO THEM.
LET THEIR EYES BE DARKENED TO SEE NOT, AND BEND THEIR BACKS FOREVER."
I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous.
Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!
(Romans 11: 7-12)
At this point they will realize that they threw away a valuable possession and that it is now in the hands of those they thought were outside the circle of the true God.
Being blinded by God is not God's attempt to make us sin, it is His efforts to make us less culpable for our sins because we are now ignorant.
Blinded By God
And Jesus said, "For judgment I came into this world, so that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."
Jesus said to them, "If you were blind, you would have no sin; but since you say, 'We see,' your sin remains.
(John 9: 39, 41)
- Rebellion Backfires And Traps The Wicked.
The wicked will literally paint themselves into a corner and may be found unwittingly sawing off the limb on which their own theories hang.
God allows the fruits of stubborn pride and rebellion to run its course to the natural conclusion.
This eventually means that the wicked will be trapped by the fallacy of their own logic, the failures of their own devices and the consequences of their decisions.
God allowed science to produce truth and theoretical errors.
When He reveals the real science in the Torah we will actually see how far from reality the scientific theories have roamed and how arrogant we were about our superior intelligence, knowledge and intellect.
Then they will acknowledge that the unfair tactics they used to suppress truth was as destructive as any religious persecution.
- Resurrection And Rapture. The recreation of the human race.
Legally, the old person is gone when a new mind and body are created.
So all claims, warrants, vows, contracts and complaints are also terminated.
A New Man.
Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed,
(1 Corinthians 15: 51)
Regenesis And Reanimation.
Resurrection is the raising of the dead. The rapture involves the change to our bodies before we are taken up into heaven.
The Kindness And Mercy Of God.
Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
(Ephesians 2: 3-10)
The major obstacles in raising the dead are to overcome the problem of information death, to reconstruct the original body according to the DNA blueprint and to repair the original body so that it is restored to perfect health and even youth.
Cryogenics attempts to solve the problem of information death by freezing the head or body.
They hope that tissue regeneration or organ transplant will regrow the body and advances in medical science will repair the body, once it is unfrozen and reassembled.
If the body and brain has disappeared due to fire or decay, then science has no answers. Even if a sample of DNA could recreate a clone shell, the loss of brain information makes the clone no different from a twin.
This is not the Frankenstein reanimation efforts that God has in mind.
In death God saves the DNA and brain information to restore our treasured memories. It is symbolized as the blood and fat all returning to God.
In the resurrection He does not need to find our original molecules or reanimate dead tissue.
God simply has to use the information from our repaired DNA to recreate a perfect new body in our late teens and reunite it with our memories.
Resurrection technology is a science that neither Satan nor mad scientists can discover because only Jesus has the keys to death and life (Revelation 1: 18-19).
The Branch (Aaron's Stick). The dead stick that sprang to life overnight and bore leaves and fruit signalled the identity of the high priest chosen by God by the power of resurrection.
And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
(Numbers 17: 8)
The full extent of His kindness towards us was kept a secret.
Imagine being told that these sinners would replace them as the servants of God.
It would have fostered jealousy based on amazement and disbelief.
However, God can reveal this when they realize how incredibly brave we are and how we succeeded, while being imperfect, in the crucial point where they failed in their perfection.
We loved God enough to not put Him to the test even when God's actions were perplexing and we were hurting.
We maintained faith and trust when it was difficult, while they did not when it was easy.
They behaved as badly as Esau who gave up his birthright for beans.
We can have this rejected birthright because it is a gift and we must want it like Jacob.
- The Mystery Of Godliness.
The source of righteousness and sin is a mystery.
- The Mystery Of Godliness.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
(1 Timothy 3: 16)
- Faith. The preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ leads to faith and the faithful will be obedient.
Believed On In The World.
Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,
but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith.
(Romans 16: 25-26)
- Children Of God (Adopted).
God planned to show us mercy and not wrath. Although the wages of sin is death, God planned to give us eternal life.
Kindness Of God.
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
(Ephesians 1: 4-6)
- The Mystery Of Ungodliness.
The Mystery Of Iniquity.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
(2 Thessalonians 2: 7)
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
(Romans 7: 23-25 KJV)
This mystery is explained by the function of the pituitary gland and the sign is the tefillin.
The tefillin is a pair of black cubes which are bound by leather straps to the forehead and the arm.
Inside is a copy of the SHEMA (Deuteronomy 6: 4-9). It tells us to love God with all our hearts, to love His law and to seek Him constantly.
Sign (Tefillin). It is a symbol of the process of writing the law of love on our minds and hearts.
Sign (Mezuzah). The sign of a house that obeys God.
Pituitary Gland: The Moral Guidance System (Tefillin).
The pituitary gland is the master gland that regulates all other endocrine glands and all hormones. It is located in the front of the brain, directly between the eyes, sitting in the sella turcica, a square or cube depression in the sphenoid bone.
It seems like a mistake or a flawed design that makes the same hormonal system that is responsible for our greed, gambling, risk taking, fears, addictions, lack of self control and lust also responsible for our righteous behavior.
Yet this is the tension between righteousness and unrighteousness that is at war within us between the spiritual and the wretched inner man.
God says that we can control this wild beast through immersion in His laws.
Symbolized by the Tefillin and the SHEMA, God reminds us that loving Him with all our heart, diligently learning and teaching His laws and writing it on our hands and forehead will cause right desires and behavior.
The law "between the eyes" is symbolized by a cube shaped black box, filled with a copy of the law strapped to our forehead.
It sits directly in front of a cube shaped bone which protects this critical gland.
This is how the covenant will be fulfilled as God writes His laws into our hearts.
» Mystery: Babylon The Great.
The mark of the beast is based on a control of this system.
Now we can see that Satan desires to corrupt us with his own version of the tefillin on the forehead and hand.
Revelation even refers to it as a mystery because it is the mystery of sin versus righteousness. It explains why we behave the way we do.
The mystery of the harlot is that she has corrupted herself by obliterating the laws of God in her crooked heart.
So Mystery Babylon is the Babylon in the scientific age. It thinks that it is god because it can know everything and solve everything with science by using their mind. So it is full of reasons why it should not acknowledge God and do His will, but instead relegate the Word of God to the trash heap of fables.
- Character Revealed. The name on the forehead reveals the character.
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
(Revelation 17: 5)
She is in the same state as Satan was when iniquity was found in him. According to the design of the system we can conclude that he was responsible for corrupting himself by contaminating his own mind.
He did not follow the ritual of the SHEMA. He did not choose to love God and renew this love daily.
You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you.
(Ezekiel 28: 15)
The better promises of the New Covenant is that God writes the laws in our hearts, but we must choose it.
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
(Jeremiah 31:33 and Hebrews 8: 10)
- Secrets Revealed. Mystery Babylon emerged at the time knowledge was increased (Daniel 12: 4).
Suddenly the world was learning the hidden secrets of God through scientific experiments.
The result was that this science was used to champion atheism through evolution and the church has embraced these theories, casting doubt on Genesis 1 and the creation by God.
- Faith Is A Mystery.
Are there other hidden mysteries or secrets that we can discover?
So far, the mysteries are related to strategic warfare.
God gains an advantage by luring His enemies into a trap which they construct by letting them believe what they want to hear.
One possible mystery is the issue of the timing of the Second Coming and the amount of success we will have.
After all, Jesus asked the question,
... Nevertheless when the Son of man comes, shall he find faith on the earth?
(Luke 18: 18)
We have always assumed that faith will be virtually gone and that very few will be saved.
What if God made this question a mystery, knowing that this is how the world will appear at the end of time.
We believe that the Gospel will not be effective for the vast majority of people, so why should Satan not believe the same thing.
Suppose this lure is also a trap. Satan desperately wants to believe that the vast majority of humans will choose him despite all the evidence in favor of God.
The advantage is that Satan will become complacent about those he believes are in his trap. So he has become confident in the methods that appear to work everytime.
The engine of evil is grinding away. Satan has built a structure that he cannot easily dismantle.
One day the machine will speed out of control and disintegrate under it own weight.
One day common sense will prevail and humans will stop destroying themselves.
A loving God who does not want us to perish must have reserved a chance to appeal effectively to our common sense and designed within us the ability to resist evil successfully.
- All Mysteries Revealed.
All mysteries will be unsealed and revealed before the Second Coming.
But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
(Revelation 10: 7)
Finally, the mystery explained to humans, not angels, will be finished just before the Second Coming.
We have an unbelievable destiny, as prophesied to Joseph in his blessings from Jacob and Moses.
When our reproach is removed, we will be blessed above all the ancient mountains, all those principalities and powers who hesitated to assist us.
- Daniel. The book that was sealed up until the time of the end when knowledge is increased.
- The Seven Thunders. The words of the angel with the little book and the rainbow were sealed.
John did not write the contents of the seven thunders, but this mystery will be revealed during the seventh trumpet.
This angel quoted the fourth commandment when He swore by the one who was creator, that after this there will be no more delay.
All the mysteries given to the prophets will be revealed.
- Revelation. All mysteries in the book are to be unsealed before the sealing of the saints is completed and before the plagues begin.
Therefore, the mystery of the seven thunders should also be unsealed.
And he siad to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time in near.
Sealing Finished. Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one is is filthy still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.
Second Coming. Behold I am coming quickly and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done."
(Revelation 22: 10-12)
The universe will not repeat this experiment.
Now that Satan has been restrained we have one final chance to reach the world before justice requires that God eradicates all traces of evil.
- The Overcomers.
We can conquer evil if we have the right weapons and armor.
And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
Celebration. For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time."
So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
(Revelation 12: 11-12, 17)
- The Blood Of Jesus Christ. The sacrifice frees us from the grasp of Satan.
- Testimony About Jesus Christ. Our testimony brings others to a knowledge of the character of God.
Not Ashamed Of God.
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart.
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
(Psalm 40: 8-10)
- Love God (Faith And Trust). They would rather face death than rebel against the God they adore. We must love God and believe that He loves us completely. We must trust Him absolutely in every situation, no matter what the journey or outcome. We must respect God's decisions.
» Love Others. In realizing how valuable we are to Him, we must also realize how valuable other people and creatures are to Him. We must respond to everyone as our own flesh and blood.
» Breaking Stubbornness (Submission). A stubborn person makes himself and his ideas idols to be served and worshipped. With total love we can give up our needs for others. We must learn to listen, to suspend judgment and to admit that we do not know everything.
When stubbornness peaks we become hostile and love of God and others become secondary or nonexistant.
This is the character that will make us succeed where Satan failed.
We will have perfect knowledge and perfect character but we will not be victims of pride.
- Strategic Introduction Of Knowledge (Uncorrupted Testimony For God).
With the absolute confidence that we will be winners we can present the rational arguments that have failed in the past with some incredible advantages that God has prepared for us.
|Science and Inventions
|Power Of God
||Science Knowledge Increases
||Religious Knowledge Increases
||Theory Of Evolution
||Competing Religions And Belief Systems
||All False Gods Defeated
Daniel prophesied that God will increase knowledge at the end of time.
The invention of the moveable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 saw the distribution of books increase from a few hundred to hundreds of millions per year.
Then God inspired scientists like Isaac Newton and the distribution of religious and scientific knowledge began at a rapid pace.
When the New World was discovered around 1492 it was the opportunity to reach all people.
It would take the discovery of electricity and electromagnetic waves and the invention of motorized vehicles, wireless communication, satellite, radio, television, computers and the internet to efficiently reach this vast and disperse audience.
2000 years after Christ we have the testimony. The problem is that God has to make it believable to a generation where unbelief is not only the norm, it is the rational choice of people who believe they possess superior knowledge and are not as gullible and superstitious as the ancient people who lacked scientific knowledge.
- Written Testimony (Torah). The Torah must be glorified in the eyes of the final generation.
The Bible was printed for the use by common man in 1446.
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls between 1947 to 1956 highlights the accuracy of the Torah. The text appears to be unchanged in over 2000 years.
These documents are dated between 150 BC and 70 AD.
After establishing confidence in the text, God is now establishing confidence in the accuracy of the contents.
- Personal Testimony (Jesus Christ). The world must be told about the role of Jesus Christ.
For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile, the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,
for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
Called Through Preaching The Gospel. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
(Romans 10: 12-14)
God is calling everyone and evangelism is the method by which we let people hear about salvation.
» Religious Knowledge Increases.
For almost 2000 years we have only known about 330 to 360 Messianic prophecies. Since September 2000, God started to reveal over 700 new Messianic prophecies in the Bible.
Beginning in August 2006 God even began revealing Messianic prophecies from the Jewish traditions, or Oral Torah.
God Himself is testifying about Himself.
- Testimony Of Nature (Science Knowledge Increases).
Since 21 December 2008, God started revealing modern science in the Torah.
we can show an incredible amount of microscopic modern science in the Bible that the ancients could not have deduced from observing nature.
- The Fortress Of Torah Science. We can show that the portable sanctuary described in Exodus 26 is a 3-D model of the Periodic Table of Chemistry, a unified model of particle physics and DNA.
The model even answers some of the remaining mysteries of quantum physics, such as what causes mass, gravity and why a 360 degree spin only moves a particle half way to its original location.
We can also show the steps of DNA replication in several places in the Bible and in the order of events in the Passover Seder.
- The Crumbling Walls Of Evolution.
The end of time officially began in 1798.
Three and a half years before, the French Revolution had inaugurated the period at the same time a man named Erasmus Darwin published the book "Zoonomia" on the theory of evolution in 1794.
In 1859, his grandson, Charles Darwin published the book "The origin of the species".
The judgment to determine the righteous began in 1844 and with it God started a movement to "Cleanse and restore the sanctuary".
With it God began His own quiet revolution to restore knowledge about Him through the sanctuary. Amazingly, the plans for this sanctuary is the death of evolution and atheism for any human with reasoning and logic.
It was a strategically stupid move for Satan to convince the world to engage in the greatest rebellion of all - unbelief.
He must have assumed that since he legally had the right to make an appearance on the earth that he could dazzle us as this spectacular alien who claims to be our god who started the process of evolution.
With a few paltry miracles he could pad his resume because the world does not expect the power of a great Creator-Designer who made the world in six days.
We have been conditioned to settle for less than the best and to believe in the balanced coexistence of good and evil.
For over 170 years the church has been pounding on this brick wall of evolution and only received bloody hands and ridicule from the people guarding its walls. Now the walls will crumble.
- Catholic Theistic Evolution (Reconciling The Irreconcilable).
This information helps to prove that the pope is not infallible and as the self-declared representatives of God on earth they should have consulted God or at least believed the Bible before endorsing Satan's theory.
They were wrong about science in the Middle ages and now, trying to be "scientific", they are wrong about science again.
Pope John Paul II declared evolution to be accurate on 22 October 1996.
He follows Pius XII who in his encyclical "Humani Generis" 12 August 1950 considered the doctrine of "evolutionism" a serious hypothesis, worthy of investigation and in-depth study equal to that of the opposing hypothesis (creation).
John Paul stresses several essential points confirming evolution, but he nullifies the claims of Genesis, making them myth.
"Today, almost half a century after the publication of the encyclical, new knowledge has led to the recognition of the theory of evolution as more than a hypothesis. "
Georges Lemaitre, the father of the Big Bang theory was a member of the Pontifical Academy of science since 1936.
Catholic evolutionists must believe that God started the universe with the Big Bang and that God creates each human soul which is placed into the human body which evolved from apes.
Man Evolved From Apes But God Gives It A Soul.
Pius XII stressed this essential point: If the human body take its origin from pre-existent living matter, the spiritual soul is immediately created by God
Reconciling Science And God.
Consideration of the method used in the various branches of knowledge makes it possible to reconcile two points of view which would seem irreconcilable. The sciences of observation describe and measure the multiple manifestations of life with increasing precision and correlate them with the time line.
The moment of transition to the spiritual cannot be the object of this kind of observation, which nevertheless can discover at the experimental level a series of very valuable signs indicating what is specific to the human being.
But the experience of metaphysical knowledge, of self-awareness and self-reflection, of moral conscience, freedom, or again of aesthetic and religious experience, falls within the competence of philosophical analysis and reflection, while theology brings out its ultimate meaning according to the Creator's plans.
Just as they tried to reconcile Paganism with Christianity, they have now reconciled evolution with creation by pointing to the nebulous concept of a human soul which he believes that science cannot disprove.
In both instances God is ignored and the doctrine of devils fluorishes.
- Other Religions.
No other writings of other religions or gods will have such evidence, neither the Quran nor the book of Mormon nor Dianetics.
The power of the Lord will be so awesome that people will abandon other religions because their gods will become irrelevant.
All Other Religions Abandoned.
The Lord will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations.
(Zephaniah 2: 11)
There is no Buddha, no Maitreya, no Krishna, no Kalki, no Allah, no Madhi, no Brahma, Shiva or Vishnu, no Tao, no Quetzalcoatl, no Kukulchan, no Gaia, no Saoshyant, no Odin, no Zeus and no Apollo.
There is no YHWH or Jesus Christ by another name in any other religious faith.
There is only YHWH and His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit as introduced to us in the Jewish scriptures.
- Designed To Win: Testimony Of The Body Of Christ.
The church is symbolized as the body of Christ. As such we have the defense system of a perfect body.
One consequence of the revelation of the science of the Bible is that I have learned that we were designed to win.
The Plan of Salvation was made before the creation of the world (Revelation 13: 8, 1 Peter 1: 20, Ephesians 1: 4, Matthew 13: 35; 25:34).
It is now very obvious that Satan was not included in the plans. The entire design of the human race included the specifics of the plan.
Even our failures were incorporated into the final design. For example, the ribcage was designed to reflect the future configuration of the twelve tribes, showing the relationship to the different mothers and the one father.
Since polygamy is not a part of the perfect plan it shows that God took our choices and worked creatively with them.
If Satan had known any of this he would never have made the stupid mistakes that he did.
Now, it appears that the design has been visibly mocking him for the past 6000 years, disguised as insignificant details.
- Right Thinking and Desires (Hormones and Pituitary Gland).
The design shows that we can think and do right if we train our mind with the laws of God.
- Strong Coordinated Defense (Immune System).
Sin is like a disease caused by a lethal virus.
The immune system is designed to defeat these invading forces and the process of vaccine technology shows us how.
There is no medicine that will cure a virus, so far. A vaccine works by inoculating us with weakened virus which allows our own immune system to respond and build up the forces necessary to defeat the real invasion force.
God said that He is strongest when we are the weakest.
If we submit in our weakened state like the weakened inoculant, the body of Christ can use us to fight off the lethal forces.
If we do not submit by acknowledging our weakness then we will be fighting against the natural defense system of our body with the full force of our sinful nature.
- Changed Within (Genetic Engineering).
While a viral attack is caused by an infection from outside forces, one cause of the sinful nature is symbolized by defective genes which we inherit from our parents.
The crucifixion was God's answer to repairing our damaged genes and replicating His perfect genes in us.
We can accomplish this transformation by looking at and copying Christ in the same way that genes mirror and copy the parent gene.
- Great Signs And Miracles (The Latter Rain).
In addition to the science evidence which should appeal intellectually to the most resistant, we have the promise of the power of the Holy Spirit who will give us the ability to perform even greater miracles than Jesus.
These mighty works will authenticate the miracles of Jesus and the patriarchs before Him.
We will even perform miracles that they never did.
Greater Miracles Than Jesus.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
(John 14: 12)
- Testimony In The Heavens (Scepter).
I am not sure what this will be but Luke 26 prophesies about people being in fear from the heavens.
Matthew also testifies about a "sign of the Son of Man" in the heavens (Matthew 24: 30).
Fear From The Heavens.
Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
(Luke 21: 26)
Powers Of Heaven Shaken.
And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.
(Mark 13: 25)
Based on the prophecy of Balaam, a star and a scepter will come (Numbers 24: 17).
At His birth (first coming) a star was seen in the east. So at His Second Coming a scepter will appear in the heavens. A comet can form this shape.
Isaiah and Jeremiah seem to say that the earth will be moved from its axis so that the heavens will shift from their predictable locations.
(Isaiah 24: 19-23 and Jeremiah 4: 23-27)
- Testimony In The Torah.
To make His claim as the only God in the least threatening way, YHWH has to first magnify and authenticate His written word - The Torah.
Torah And Bible Magnified.
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
(Psalm 138: 2)
We cannot go back in time and authenticate the people, places and events.
So one way to do this is to show proof of modern science in the Torah.
The other way is to verify the most unbelieveable parts of the stories and that is to recreate the miracles.
Whoever can perform these things and knows modern science is a rational Being and must be who He claims and the stories must be true.
In the last days we will have the power of Moses and Elijah to demonstrate these miracles even before the Seven Last Plagues.
However, the wicked will respond with persecution after we have finished preaching. Like Pharaoh, they were frightened by the miracles but when it was over they returned to evil.
- Noah (Evangelism). His evangelistic efforts seemed unsuccessful until you look at the unsual exodus that accompanied His ministry.
The most unlikely of candidates responded while the humans scoffed.
At the end of time we will also see an unusual response to the Gospel that itself will be a great sign.
Orthodox Jews, atheists, scientists, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and people of all beliefs who were at enmity with God will respond in such numbers and in such a short time that it will make the wicked watch in fear.
Hopefully, they will not make the mistakes that the people in Noah's day did.
- Babel (One Language). At Babel God confused the language to prevent their efforts to plot against Him.
Now, that threat is no longer important. Instead, we will need to understand language to efficiently spread the Gospel.
One way to do this is to have messengers with the gift of Tongues sent to each of the over 7000 language groups.
However, there is a more awesome way to accomplish this and verify that Babel was not a myth.
God can reverse Babel and allow everyone to instantly understand one language.
So from personal experience, everyone will understand that Babel was possible.
- Joshua (The Sun Stands Still). In his fight to get the Promised Land Joshua commanded the sun and moon to stand still (Joshua 10: 12-13).
- Deborah And Israel (The Stars Fought). The stars in the heavens helped Deborah.
They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.
(Judges 5: 20)
- Elijah (Fire From Heaven). In a showdown to prove who was the true God Elijah called down fire from heaven that could burn up stone (2 Kings 1: 10).
Elijah Brings Fire.
And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
(2 Kings 1:10)
The competition for souls at the end will be so great that Satan will be able to duplicate this miracle (Revelation 13: 13).
Satan Brings Fire.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
(Revelation 13: 13)
We wonder why this miracle and not any other?
The reason is that even the USA military with modern technology or a child with a hot air balloon, gasoline and firecrackers can make fire come down from heaven to earth.
- Moses (The Plagues).
Moses performed great miracles to free Israel from slavery in Egypt.
- Moses (Parts The Red Sea). Isaiah seems to predict that there will be another parting of the Red Sea in a bigger event.
Crossing The Red Sea Again.
And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with His mighty wind shall shake His hand over the river, and shall smite it in seven streams, and make men go over dryshod.
(Isaiah 11: 15)
- Jonah (Great Success). 100% saved. Assyria repented, from the king to the animals.
The Final Witnesses.
And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, and devours their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
Persecuted. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
(Revelation 11: 5-7)
- A Cloud Of Witnesses (Faith).
We will give our testimony in the style of great leaders.
- Noah. We must also warn people that the earth will be destroyed for the last time because of sin.
- Moses. We must gather people to make a final exodus to the Promised Land. Our testimony will be accompanied by miracles and plagues.
- Elijah. We will use the power of God to challenge people to choose God or die with Satan.
- 144,000. These are the major evangelists sent throughout the world to call people back to God. As of November 2011 there are 7 billion people on the earth.
Accredited By Miracles.
The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
"Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know."
(Acts 2: 21-22)
It will take a giant force equipped with supernatural gifts to quickly reach the world.
The increase in science knowledge brought the added bonus of technological systems capable of quickly disseminating any personal, oral or written messages.
If we take the United States population as an indicator, then in a population of 300 million, 66% are adults over 18 and an average household size of 3.
This means that globally, each evangelist would be responsible for reaching 49,000 people, or 32,000 adults or 16,000 families.
The number of adults and number of households is even less in populations where there is a larger family size.
- God Will Be Glorified A Second Time.
On the day Jesus rode through the gates of Jerusalem on a donkey He addressed the crowd. He was anxious about His upcoming death and God answered from heaven so that the people could hear.
On earth, we rejected and crucified Jesus.
God Will Be Glorified.
Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
(John 12: 28)
God will be glorified twice in history.
- Glorified In Heaven (Sacrifice Of Jesus). The key is that the actions of Jesus glorified God. However, based on the response, the glory of God was only fully restored in heaven because Satan was finally evicted because of the crucifixion.
- Glorified On Earth (Acceptance Of Jesus). At first it appeared that the second instance was the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. However, this did not have the broad-based support and actions as it did in heaven. It was a local response.
There must be a global event in which the people of the earth in an overwhelming majority will choose the side of God.
The first angel's message gives us a clue. He warns us that it is time to give glory to God (Revelation 14: 7).
At the fall of Babylon God will be glorified throughout the world.
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
(Revelation 18: 1)
- The Time Frame.
There are laws and prophecies that indicate that these events will happen very quickly.
- Law Of Reaping And First Fruits. God expects a crop within three to four years after He plants a seed.
- The New Birth Of Israel. The nation will be reborn in a day, or one prophetic year.
A Day Of Child Labor.
Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.
(Isaiah 66: 8)
Twin sons are born.
- Babylon Falls. There will be important events during two years when Babylon falls.
An Exodus From Babylon.
I will punish Bel in Babylon,
and I will make what he has swallowed come out of his mouth;
and the nations will no longer stream to him.
even the wall of Babylon has fallen down!
Come forth from her midst, My people, and each of you save yourselves from the fierce anger of the LORD.
Now so that your heart does not grow faint,
And you are not afraid at the report that will be heard in the land -
for the report will come one year,
and after that another report in another year, And violence will be in the land With ruler against ruler
(Jeremiah 51: 44-46)
One of these years is the seven last plagues. After joining together to execute the greatest persecution, in the fifth plague rulers will be fighting each other in a mutiny.
The year before this is the report of the great exodus of people out of the wicked system towards God.
- Detour (Obstructing The Broad Road).
Evangelistic efforts seem pointless if we believe that the vast majority will be lost.
We believe this because of at least two symbols.
God will strike a rich vein of gold in the end. He will not allow robbers to steal it.
Left to ourselves we will follow the broad road to destruction unless God is more proactive.
So I expect God to blow up the bridge on the broad road, set up road blocks, install flashing neon signs and plant a detour to the narrow road.
- Rare Nuggets Of Gold.
Gold is a rare asset.
Marginal mines yield 4 to 6 grams of gold per ton of ore.
So when God describes the righteous as gold mined from the earth, it appears that only a few will be saved.
However, there are rich veins of gold, and gold is like asphalt in heaven.
So the God who could make fish come into a net can surely find the hidden treasure in us.
If not, the God who made the gold can certainly change us to His specifications.
- The Narrow Road.
The Bible teaches that many prefer the broad road to destruction.
The Road To Life.
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way [road] is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
(Matthew 7: 13-14)
What is "the way".
According to the Old Testament, following the way or the paths of God is obeying the commandments.
This means that the broad road is a permissive, "thou as thou wilt" system, which is attractive to sinners.
The narrow road has borders and restrictions.
What if this verse is only describing what is true about the status of man if left to himself to find and respond to the Holy Spirit?
Are we sure that this statement takes into account the efforts of God?
What if this will be true if not for the intervention of God?
God will be a rest stop, a shining light and a magnet that will attract people to the narrow road.
Since nothing is impossible for God, then I must believe that God's good and righteous arguments must be more persuasive than the failed arguments of the evil empire.
We are victims of, and eye witnesses to this catastrophic failure! Why would we vote against our best interests if the Spirit of God can melt the hardest rock?
- Sleepy Sinners. Sin will drive the wicked to seek rest. They cannot resist the need for rest.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
(Matthew 11: 28-29)
Jesus will make Himself attractive to the world. Iron cannot resist a magnet.
And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
(John 12: 32)
- Lighthouse. We must lift up Jesus and carry His light to show the way.
I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
(John 12: 46)
Light On A Hill.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
(Matthew 5: 14)
From our perspective we can see all the failed arguments throughout our 6000 year history. If we resort to them then we are fools.
Even in this instance, God sent Jonah to a nation of fools and they all repented.
So there is hope for us because God will not give up until even He cannot justify delaying any more.
- A Cosmic Demonstration.
God actually proves that under certain conditions, the weak can be more righteous than those perfect in knowledge and in moral and physical strength.
The Weak Are Strong.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(Matthew 5: 3)
There is strength in unity. The morally weak are strong when they unite with God under the banner of love.
A Universal Love Demonstration.
The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one;
I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
(John 17: 22-23)
It will be a successful campaign because His name will be great throughout the world.
And He will arise and shepherd His flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD His God
and they will remain, because at that time He will be great to the ends of the earth.
(Micah 5: 4)
The Losing Team.
As you examine the glorious light of the evangelism in the last days and you ponder what could go so terribly wrong in such a short time, the only answer is the love of money.
When the vast majority of the world turns to true religious principles then most of the activities that drive the economies of the world will cease.
- An Economy Of Vice. Our entertainment is based on selling vice and violence. Bars, night clubs, movie theaters and sports.
- Consume. The evil economy is driven by convincing people to spend continually, to upgrade constantly and to borrow.
The new economy says, save, conserve, recycle and be content.
We will no longer desire to upgrade our phones every three months. We do not need a new car every two years or when the payments are done.
Last year's fashion still covers the naked parts.
- Mitigating Evil.
Most of our services are based on fixing the problems brought by evil. We have security services, police, hospitals and lawyers to handle these events.
The needs will drop sharply. What if there are practically no sick because of the gift of healing?
- Backsliders. Now that they have been converted they must be tested.
When Moses began the miracles, Pharaoh responded by treating the people more harshly and they grumbled despite the great evidence of their soon coming freedom.
So even those who have found religion will begin to grumble and complain under the stress of the temporary economic situation.
Satan will only be too ready to argue that this could not be the will of God.
The precious few jobs that are available will be given to those who cooperate with the state.
- The Root Of All Evil.
Revelation 18 is totally devoted to the economic downfall of Babylon the Great.
Money, worker's rights and slavery will be huge issues at the end of time.
I believe they will actually try to enslave the church because we will resist violence.
- Plan B (Occult). Plan "A" (Atheism) failed.
Satan had intended to lead all into unbelief through atheism and evolution and probably show up in the end as a powerful alien with great powers and technology who will get worship in the same way we admire the rich and famous.
So now his only option is to go back to the supersitious days before science emerged.
Then people feared the unknown and were happy to consult mediums, witches, saints and use charms and jewelry to ward off evil spirits.
This is why the prophecies in the end seem to point to a world full of religion - not atheism.
However, in this world Satan relies on the occult tricks he can play - not on reason and common sense.
He will try to convince the world to accept the teachings of his evil angels and he has to discount the laws of the Bible.
It is disturbing that some popular religions have built in beliefs that will make Satan's default plan easier.
Thus we will go from this mantra of "reason, logic, science, proof" to this irrational and unproven nonsense because the carrot Satan has is that people can continue in their sin because they are gods who will live for ever and can determine their own morals. He is simply the messiah who will guide them to that glorious future by virtue of his age and experience.
- State Of The Dead. If you teach that the soul is immortal and that we can communicate with the dead and that the law has been done away with then you are an easy target.
- Islam. They believe that when the Madhi comes it will be to tell other religions that their sacred books are in error and that they should follow the teachings of the 313 angels sent by Allah.
- Mormon (Spirit Beings). They believe that there are spiritual beings who need a human body and it is their duty to have as many children as possible who can play hosts to these spiritual beings. With this belief how can they escape demon possession?
- Scientology (Body Thetans). They believe in intelligent outer space creatures who are communicating with earth.
- New Age Mediums (Ascended Masters). They believe in "channeling" these beings by letting them possess their bodies.
- Satan Comes.
The secretly wicked and unconverted need a leader to energize them.
When he appears he will only be too happy to restart the moonshine business, selling vice to those who are only conforming to righteousness because vice is temporarily out of favor.
This economic loss will trigger a backlash by the power barons and the small minority who have controlled the world for centuries.
They will collude with the church and the world to spread the propaganda that will reenergize their failed businesses.
|The Impossible Dream|
|Lyrics by Joe Darion|
To dream ... the impossible dream
To fight ... the unbeatable foe
To bear ... with unbearable sorrow
To run ... where the brave dare not go
To right ... the unrightable wrong
To love ... pure and chaste from afar
To try ... when your arms are too weary
To reach ... the unreachable star
This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To fight for the right, without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause
And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm,
when I'm laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach ... the unreachable star
|Dare To Believe That |
We Will Succeed
Because Our God Is Great!
The Winning Team.
We have a losing attitude. We expect to convince only a small fraction so we do the minimum and expect the worst.
This is why the last church is in the insipid state of being lukewarm.
Examine why you believe this and look at the texts again.
The scriptures seem to suggest that we will be mostly unsuccessful but it does not explicitly say that this is the case.
This was merely a strategic ploy to trick Satan into believing that he will be more successful at luring people to their doom in the end.
- Faith Is The Winning Attitude. I believe that God is more convincing than the Devil. I do not believe that He would have created us after sin entered the universe, just to watch the vast majority reject Him.
Decimate the angels, but not us.
All of this negative expectation belies the fact that the will of God is for all to be saved and that nothing is impossible for God.
A God Of Great Possibilities.
For with God nothing shall be impossible.
(Luke 1: 37)
A People Of Great Faith.
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
(Matthew 17: 20)
Who Can Be Saved?
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves,
Who then can be saved?
God Can Save! And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
(Mark 10: 25-27)
Daring To Dream The Impossible Dream.
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
(Luke 18: 27)
So I pray to God. Nothing is impossible for You, Help me move this mountain called Satan and dispossess him of everything that he has as my gift to You.
Dispossessing The Mighty.
then the LORD will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you.
Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours ...
(Deuteronomy 11: 23-24)
- The Holy Spirit. The promise of the Holy Spirit to change our minds is the key to our success.
God Himself says that we will not be changed by being impressed or frightened by His might and power. We will be changed by His gentle Spirit.
The Gift Of The Spirit. Not by might, Not by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord.
(Zechariah 4: 6)
With this winning remedy it is not even left to us to take the medicine, the Holy Spirit is initially given to us as a gift.
We were born innoculated.
After this it is up to us to reject Him and He will not let go easily. He will fight to the bitter end.
So everyone has been given a measure of faith to respond.
The Gift Of Faith.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
(Romans 12: 2-3)
Do not let them convince you otherwise.
They love to keep up appearances and tell themselves how much better they are in comparison to "religious" people.
But it is all smoke and mirrors. The camp of Satan is empty of anything that their heart desires. So they are never satisfied.
This is why it is full of sex, drugs, alcohol, hedonism, partying, rehab and an endless cycle of drunken numbness and superficial relationships.
Facebook is the epitomy of the illusion of relationships.
Everything is vain, loud, public and commercial, but it is impossible to form and maintain anything real and substantial.
It is a big lie masquerading as truth and openness.
They are learning to get validation from the crowd of similarly empty beings.
- The Zeal of God.
When Jesus takes possession of His kingdom, the zeal of God will perform the impossible. When we do not stand up He will stand up for His name's sake and for the people.
The jealous God is a zealous God.
This work will be done in preparation for the Second Coming. It causes the greatest persecution (Daniel 12: 1) and refinement in the fire.
- A Glorious Response For The Name Of God (Light).
God will answer the litany of lies and glorify His name and righteous character.
He will compensate for the failure of His church.
Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.
(Psalm 115: 1)
For God's Name.
Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
(Jeremiah 14: 7)
For The Glory Of God.
For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
(Isaiah 48: 11)
- A Fiery Response (Latter Rain).
Babylon is a place of confusion and bloody wars, but God's war is with fire. This is the Latter Rain.
The work of the Holy Spirit is to convince the world of Jesus Christ.
It is that Child King born to us who will conquer now.
For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood;
Holy Spirit Poured Out In Fiery Rain.but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
Jesus Our Peace.
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
A Zealous God.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
(Isaiah 9: 5-7)
How will we support such a massive effort in such a short time?
When God builds His temple or defeats His enemies He does it in a way which seems to handicap the efforts.
He used a pregnant, unmarried virgin in a society where she could be stoned to death.
A Man claiming to be the Messiah whom the Jews must believe is the illegitimate Son of a woman who must be a prostitute and an adulterer.
God fought an army of 150,000 with 300 men, a trumpet and a candle (Judges 7).
He delivered a nation with a shy, stuttering shepherd and a staff.
He builds His temple without the sound of human tools and material that has not been worked by humans.
He fights His greatest enemy in the most important battle with the opposing commander in hand to hand combat, by first submitting, then having His hands and feet nailed, then alienating any emotional support before engaging in the one on one battle!
He will do nothing less in this final battle. Satan will be humiliated in this defeat.
We already have all of this potential and God will add the Holy Spirit and His spectacular gifts.
- Finances (Donations). We will have so many donations or people offering resources for free that we will actually have to tell people to stop.
- Workers (Volunteers). We will have volunteers. Women and children will be in this army because it will be more humiliating to be defeated by a weak woman and a puny baby than a trained soldier.
In addition, women dedicated and obedient to God, who have waited to taste of the Tree of Knowledge of good at the hand of God will get their revenge for what Satan did to an immature Eve.
Children will get their revenge for being born handicapped by sin when they were innocent of the crime.
... Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
(Matthew 21: 16)
Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.
(Psalm 110: 3)
- Marketing (Gone Viral!) We do not need actors, ad campaigns, marketing firms or the expensive expertise and devices of the world.
The events will generate their own publicity so that we will have to focus on disseminating accurate information.
Global Outreach (Knowledge Resources).
The increase in knowledge given by God has generated many expensive resources.
We already have many resources set up to use the cheapest and most global outreach tool - the Internet.
By myself I have been doing what would be impossible in 1990 at less then $500 per year.
Because we will make news, the resources of the world will promote us.
Praising God (Righteous Weapons).
Our weapons will be the word of God and the sound of our voices openly, courageously and unashamedly testifying about His righteousness.
It is the sound that Satan does not want to hear. It is the incapacitating sound that will paralyze him and drive him mad. For it is the sound of victory for God and evidence of the loss of Satan's ambitions - the throne of God at any cost.
So without theatrical emotions, with clear and compelling words, be specific in articulating the greatness of God in His works and His character throughout history and in His goodness, mercy and kindness to His enemies at a great cost.
When Giants Fall.
Soon after the exodus, on the borders of the Promised Land Israel lost faith because of the bad report of leaders.
God had led them to a land of giants and the reconnaissance team were more intimidated by the size of the enemy than by the size of their God.
- The Promise To Dispossess Giants. In the third statement of the SHEMA, God promises that we will defeat giants.
For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him,
then the LORD will drive out all these nations from before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you.
Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours; your border will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the river, the river Euphrates, as far as the western sea.
No man will be able to stand before you; the LORD your God will lay the dread of you and the fear of you on all the land on which you set foot, as He has spoken to you.
(Deuteronomy 11: 22-25)
- Israel And The Land Of The Giants.
And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
But Its Full Of Giants.
Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
We Can Take It! And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
No We Can't! (Fearful Israel) But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
(Numbers 13: 26-33)
» Moses, Joshua And Og. Both men defeated the giants in the land so that Israel could possess it.
All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.
(Joshua 13: 12)
Defeated By Rocks.
As they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, the Lord threw large stone from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword.
(Joshua 10: 11)
Notice that God threw rocks at them from heaven and killed more of them than Israel.
- David And Goliath. David used a rock to defeat the giant, giving him a mark in his forehead.
And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
(1 Samuel 17: 26,36)
Marked For Death By A Stone.
And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
(1 Samuel 17: 49)
Notice that David targeted his forehead where the mark of the beast is placed.
- Daniel And Nebuchadnezzar's Image. Daniel shows how God defeats a series of nations until He rules permanently.
Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
The Rock. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
(Daniel 2: 31,34-35)
Notice that the rock from heaven targeted the feet.
- Jesus And The Bulls Of Bashan.
Symbolically, Jesus was being attacked by giants like Og, king of Bashan.
The Bulls Of Bashan.
Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
(Psalm 22: 11-13)
Power Over Giants.
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
(Luke 10: 17-19)
They hurled insults at Him like stones.
- Moving Mountains. By faith we can move mountains (Matthew 17: 20). A giant is a man of clay who is much smaller than a mountain.
- Laodicea And Babylon The Great.
Babylon is waiting with all sorts of laws, financial clout, systems and experts to ambush us.
We should not be intimidated by media giants, political clout or threats of retaliation for exercising our moral freedoms.
Remember how ancient Babylon fell. They were arrogant in their defenses, so careless that they became victims of their own drunken orgies.
The Army Of God.
Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the Lord hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.
Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;
(Jeremiah 51: 12, 20)
We can defeat the seven-headed monster called Babylon, the Great before God throws rocks at them from heaven.
God has a plan for the last days and we must join His army to implement this plan successfully.
The result is that the wicked will flee from us. They will give up under such a rational assault.
- Watchmen. Warn the world about the filth coming from Babylon.
- Besiege. We must take their unmanned walls and set our own watchmen on their walls.
- Weapons. We have a sword, a battle axe and weapons for war. God is our weapon.
- Forehead. We must target the mark in their foreheads. Challenge them logically and with sound reasoning. Nature shows that laws are unchangeable. So moral laws must be the same.
The Bible has proven itself to be a reliable book of both moral law and scientific law.
- Ambush. We must set ambushes. God has taken the weapon of "reason" out of their hand by setting up His own ambush with the evidence of science in the Bible. Reason is ours!
- Block All Paths. We must secure all avenues of escape.
The Bible has sound scientific models, they cannot claim that these words were written after scientific discoveries, or that the science is wrong since it is based on their own discoveries.
They cannot argue that this is not from God because they have been the one ridiculing the God that wrote this nonsense and enjoyed linking YHWH to these statements.
They cannot use history to argue authenticity or fraudulent works because even if it is, they still cannot explain how the information existed before they discovered it.
Satan will flee to occult theories after his science fails.
- Burn The Gates. People can get out of the sins in which they are trapped and we can get in and destroy the implements and theories of slavery.
The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.
One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,
And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.
(Jeremiah 51: 30-32, 58)
The Rock Is Our Champion.
The Rock will defeat our giants. If we can find one champion from God can win. Our Champion is Jesus Christ.
The Rock From Heaven.
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
(1 Corinthians 10: 4)
- Destined To Be Saved.
Some believe that God is so good that He will save everyone. God cannot save those who do not want to be saved.
However, because we have been innocently caught in this trap, as a fair and righteous judge He must do something great to appeal to our reasoning.
Although Jesus Christ is the answer to the question, "What is God like?"
Belief in a poor man who died 2000 years ago, hated by almost everyone is not convincing evidence.
God should do something to convince the final generation once and for all to put our trust in Him, just like Jesus, Elijah and Moses provided spectacular proof.
The Bible is full of evidence of the will of God to save everyone.
Since His kind intentions are for our salvation, He must make a spectacular effort that is current and personal to the final generation.
Destined For Life.
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.
(Romans 8: 29-30)
- Avoid The Loser's Paralysis. Expect to win because nothing is impossible with God.
These are Satan's words! I cannot begin to express how unfaithful and uncaring this attitude appears.
Any business whose employers approached customers with this attitude is doomed to fail.
- Why Bother. Some point to the fact that no amount of evidence convinced anyone in the past so why bother now. It will not work.
- Teach But Not Reach. I met a door to door evangelist who believed that all he has to do is spread the word to witness against the wicked. If they want to reject it, then that is their funeral.
- Lowest Expectations. Christians are actually unhappy when I suggest that God will be successful with the final generation, instead of hoping that it is true.
Reason and logic will actually win out over stupidity and self destruction. The tree of knowledge of good will be restored.
Christ died a horrible death for sinners. God withstood the challenge of fallen and unfallen forces to vouch for this tiny planet.
He mortgaged His wealth to reach us and we refuse to risk our lives, our time our talents or wealth and even the intangible, secret, inexpensive thing we call hope.
Although the principalities and powers clearly abandoned us, nothing would stop God from trying to save us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8: 38-39)
For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
(James 2: 13)
God will convince the vast majority. Anything less is a defeat.
Satan will be emotionally devastated knowing that all the people he thought had bought his garbage have repudiated him.
Think Of The Possibilities.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
(Ephesians 3: 20)
Defeating Giants With A Rock.
David's example of a stone defeating Goliath is a model of a little people defeating a giant with a rock.
- Defeated By Our Rock. How can we be defeated? If we forget our Rock and He abandons us.
How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
Overrun With Sodomites.
For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
When We Are Gone.
For the Lord shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
(Deuteronomy 32: 30-38)
- Return To God. We must repent and return to God and He wll pardon us.
Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
(Exodus 14: 2, 13-14)
For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
A Sign Of Failure For all to See.
One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.
The Lord Waits For You To Return. And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
(Isaiah 30: 15-18)
- Victory. We will defeat armies 1000 times our size if we cling to God and obey Him.
Obey The Statutes And Judgments.
Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;
That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:
But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.
For the Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the Lord your God.
(Joshua 23: 6-11)
Thinking The Impossible.
It is estimated that more people are alive today than have ever lived on the earth.
This means that the vast majority are alive. If God is to save much more than half, then it means that this time most people will be saved.
If we take the words of God as a prophecy and a promise that will lead to unbelievable expectation of faith, then look at the following.
- Fruitful. The Promise remains the same. We shall be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth. We will replace the one-third of angels that were torn from heaven. We will replace those gone to Satan so that God has a great inheritance at the Second Coming.
A People For God.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
(Genesis 1: 28)
It will be painful for the woman (the church). However, since this church desires her husband he will give her children because He can.
Jacob could not give Rachel children but Israel can.
- Devil And His Angels. Is it possible that people will heed the warnings of God and God's original intention will occur?
Hellfire was created for the devil and his angels. Jesus did not say that the fire was also created for the wicked, He only said that the wicked will be cast into it.
What if the wicked take this as a warning and repent?
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
(Matthew 25: 41)
In reality, there is one class of wicked that truly deserves punishment if they do not repent. This is the leaders.
They are in league with devils in open rebellion.
What if only those who are responsible for the structure of the dragon will be counted as part of him?
- Whores: Religious. Like Judas, these traitorous leaders are possessed with demons.
And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
(Revelation 16: 13-14)
- Tail: False Prophets And Liars. Worse than Judas, Balaam and Caiaphas.
Therefore the Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.
(Isaiah 9: 14-15)
- Body: Babylon The Great (Political). The great men and rich men fight God.
- Teeth: Armies (United Nations).
The combined nations unleash their forces. The expected war against the righteous collapses in 2 weeks and the wicked attack the whore instead.
Since the less than 1% of the lazy rich use the poor as fodder for war, it is possible that these poor soldiers will have learned to do war no more and refuse to murder unarmed peaceful civilians.
Isaiah 2 is an excellent picture of people submitting to God in one extraordinary year.
They already changed their minds before the plagues started and in this year of agony they are stuck working in many places.
They are in agony over whether God accepts them.
These last minute converts will be tested severely.
It is in the sixth plague they try to make them kill us and they refuse.
Chief Joseph Of The Nez Perce (Resisting The Takeover Of The Oregon Territory (1877)).
Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart.
I am tired of fighting. Our Chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Ta Hool Hool Shute is dead.
The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead.
It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food.
No one knows where they are - perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe
I shall find them among the dead.
Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more forever
I Will Fight No More Forever.
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
(Isaiah 2: 4)
It is clear that when put to the test, we do develop our characters on this side of the Second Coming! Go Army!
Since there will be no repentance after the plagues fall, then this is a picture of attempts to destroy the righteous before the plagues and many soldiers defect.
Also, many righteous soldiers will be trapped in armies during the plagues and when called upon to kill on the orders of the leaders they will refuse.
- Eyes: Scientists And Occult Practitioners. The wise will admit they are fools. Many prophecies predict this.
- Head: Satan And His Angels. They will come in person.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
(Romans 8: 28)
||Time: 150 minutes
Print: 26 pages
First Created : 25 December 2010. Updated:
Author: Laverna Patterson. Editor: Patterson (December 2010)