Life In The Millennium


APPENDIX E GOD’S REAL COMMANDMENTS AT THE EXODUS



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APPENDIX E




GOD’S REAL COMMANDMENTS AT THE EXODUS




This is from “Strong’s dictionary” (short form).



Ex 20 And God spoke all these words, saying:
1 Do not place someone or something ahead of Me because it will cause you to be against Me.

Remember, you can serve only one master, and will hate the other.


2 Do not appoint or bestow anything in My place.
3 Avoid using My name in a false, useless and deceptive way.
4 I have marked the Sabbath Day. (It is a sign between Me and My people)
5 You are not to be a burden to your parents, but you are to promote them.
6 Do not do things that cause you to divide and tear down or dash in pieces.
7 Do not commit adultery, Literally or figuratively, to defect, desert or abandon one's cause or party usually to join another.
8 Do not steal by choosing to deceive, and to bring away by stealth or deception.
9 Do not bear false witness by lying or creating a sham without cause against someone close.
10 Do not embrace the delight and or the desire to have something or someone that is not yours.

The Words of Life

Put God and the commandments first in your life and it’s endeavors, and do not appoint or bestow anything in His place or use His name in a false, useless and deceptive way. He has marked the Sabbath Day, it is a sign between Him and His people. You are not to be a burden to your parents, but you are to promote them, and do not do things that cause you to divide and tear down or dash in pieces. Do not commit adultery, Literally or figuratively, to defect, desert or abandon one's cause or party usually to join another. Do not steal by choosing to deceive, and to bring away by stealth or deception, or bear false witness by lying or creating a sham without cause against someone close, or embrace the delight and or the desire to have something or someone that is not yours.


The Spirit of the law was added when Jesus came He added the Spiritual intent of the law <Matt 5:20>.
1 John 3:15 15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. NKJV
You will be rewarded according to your works, “good” or “evil” <Matt 5:20 and Rev 22:12-17>. That does not state or imply that you can earn your way into God’s kingdom through your works, you can however learn to be a True Christian and prove to God that you intend to obey Him by following all of His laws. You are to work out your salvation by doing and following the commandments, lest you be breaking the laws of God. You will be learning to do good or evil <Matt 12:30 and Col 2:8>, and will reap the reward according to your works.
Matt 5:20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven”
Rev 22:12-17 12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work
Matt 12:30 30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad NKJV
Col 2:8 8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ NKJV

The following was taken from Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary




1

I Elohiym (both God the Father and Jesus) the supreme God which have brought you out of the land of Egypt out of the house of bondage shall have no other Gods above or between Me. You Will not make any idol or embodiment or manifestation that is in the sky or clouds or the aether above or that is in the earth beneath or in the water under the earth, to bow down and worship and respect them much less serve them forasmuch as I am the Lord the supreme God I am a jealous God passing judgment of the iniquity of the fathers to the children downward to the third and fourth generations of them that hate Me. And showing mercy unto thousands that have affection and love me, and mark, preserve and keep my laws and ordinances and precepts.



2

You will not make any carved image whatsoever, fashioned out as a shape or anything that is in the sky, as well as to the higher aether where the celestial bodies revolve or that is in the earth or under the earth or in the water. You will not bow down humbly beseech do reverence or worship them or serve or be enslaved to them forasmuch I Yehovah or Elohiym (both God the Father and Jesus) am the Almighty a Jealous God To be the overseer of the punishment of the fathers downward to children into the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me. And bestowing and maintaining kindness mercy and beauty unto thousands of them that love Me and take heed keep and observe Commandments, laws, ordinances and precepts.



3

You will not use the mark, authority, character or take the honor of Yehovah or Elohiym (both God the Father and Jesus) in desolating; evil idolatry or words that are uselessness and adverbially in vain.



4

Be mindful of the Sabbath Days to consecrate, dedicate and sanctify them. Six days you will labor and do all of your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah or Elohiym (both God the Father and Jesus) you will not do any work, you nor your son nor your daughter nor your manservant nor your maidservant nor your cattle nor the stranger that is within your gates. Forasmuch in six days Yehovah made the sky, the clouds, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day and wherefore blessed the Sabbath Day and Hallowed it.



5

Glorify and promote your father and mother so that your days may be lengthened beyond the normal time in this land witch the Lord Yehovah or Elohiym (both God the Father and Jesus) bestowed to you.



6

You will build and bring together, and not tear down and destroy those things that you have charge of.



7

Do not commit adultery, Literally or figuratively, to defect, desert or abandon one's cause or party usually to join another.



8

You will not steal or secretly bring away by deceptive means.



9

You must not give a false account or create a sham to add to your testimony against a brother, close friend or spouse.



10

Do not embrace the delight and or the desire to have something or someone that is not yours.



APPENDIX F



The Feasts of the Lord are mentioned many times in the bible, this is the one place that they are all defined with the dates (in the Jewish calendar) they are to be kept. This is also an outline of God’s plan for man, if they were kept today, everyone would be familiar with this plan.
Lev 23
1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.

Weekly Sabbath

3'Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.



Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread

4'These are the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD's Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.' "



Abib (Ripe Barley) (Setting the first day of the year)

The normal Hebrew calendar has 12 months in it. The verses in Leviticus 23 indicates that the barley needs to be ripe at the Passover Feast time. This may cause the year to have 13 months in order to wait for the Barley to ripen. This is then the setting of the first day of the new year, witch then sets the dates for the rest of the Holy Days.


9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the LORD. 13 Its grain offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the LORD, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin. 14 You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Pentecost

15'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the LORD. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the LORD, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the LORD. 19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.



Gleaning (food for the poor and the stranger)

22'When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I am the LORD your God.' "



Trumpets

23 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.' "



Atonement

26 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 27 "Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. 29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your Sabbath."



Feast of Tabernacles

33 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 34 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. 35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. 36 For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it. 37 These are the feasts of the LORD which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day-- 38 besides the Sabbaths of the LORD, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the LORD.



Last Great Day

39'Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the LORD for seven days; on the first day there shall be a Sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a Sabbath-rest. 40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days. 41 You shall keep it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43 that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.' "


44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD. NKJV

APPENDIX G
The Holy Spirit now given to both the Israelite and Gentile Churches
<John 14:15-18> The Keeping of the Commandments comes before the giving of the Holy Spirit.
John 14:15-18 15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-- 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. NKJV
Following the law (commandments) is a tutor <Gal 3:19-29> or teacher of righteousness. This happens over time as we grow and become a new creature. Also notice that there is no mention of just one group of people, it now includes all people that ever lived. <Gal 3:28> “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” there are no special definitions or preferences now all people are included equally in the plan of God. The Israelites are God’s chosen people, but now all people have an equal chance for Salvation. This was the real plan in the beginning, the millennium will take place here on the Earth, and it will be done on earth as it is in heaven. No wars, no useless machinery, no more civilization as we now know it. The world system will not be allowed to exist in the millennium <Gal 3:29>. Jesus will now be in charge, leading everyone that obeys into God’s kingdom.
Gal 3:19-29 19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. 22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. NKJV
<Lev 23:15-21> This talks about the Feast of Pentecost that was celebrated first time when the Israelites were given the commandments at the Exodus. It was depicting the giving of the Holy Spirit when Jesus came to the Israelites in 32 AD. Those who listened and followed were given the Holy Spirit after He was Glorified. There was now no difference, There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Lev 23:15-21 15'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD. 17 You shall bring from your dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the LORD. 18 And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be as a burnt offering to the LORD, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the LORD. 19 Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the LORD for the priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.


The NEW COVENANT fulfillment of the

FIRST Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) to the ISRAELITE CHURCH

(The giving of the Holy Spirit)



Acts 2:1-39 1 Now when the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, "Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs--we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God." 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "Whatever could this mean?" 13 Others mocking said, "They are full of new wine."
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17'And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath:Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. 21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.'
22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know-- 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. 25 For David says concerning Him:
'I foresaw the LORD always before my face, For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope. 27 For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. 28 You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.'
29 "Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, 31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:
'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, 35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."
36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." 37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" 38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call." NKJV

The NEW COVENANT fulfillment of the

FIRST Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) to the GENTILE CHURCH

(The giving of the Holy Spirit)



Acts 10:1-48 1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, 2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. 3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, "Cornelius!" 4 And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, "What is it, lord?" So he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. 5 Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter. 6 He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do." 7 And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually. 8 So when he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa.
9 The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance 11 and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. 12 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. 13 And a voice came to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat." 14 But Peter said, "Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean." 15 And a voice spoke to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed you must not call common." 16 This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again.
17 Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate. 18 And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there. 19 While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, three men are seeking you. 20 Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them." 21 Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, "Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?" 22 And they said, "Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you." 23 Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
24 And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying, "Stand up; I myself am also a man." 27 And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. 28 Then he said to them, "You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29 Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?" 30 So Cornelius said, "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31 and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God. 32 Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.' 33 "So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God."
34 Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. 35 But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ--He is Lord of all-- 37 that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. 39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. 40 Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. 42 And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. 43 To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins."
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. 45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered, 47 Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days. NKJV

APPENDIX H
The Food Laws

Lev 11

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, 2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth: 3 Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud--that you may eat. 4 Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; 5 the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; 6 the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; 7 and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. 8 Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you.


9'These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers--that you may eat. 10 But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you. 11 They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination. 12 Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales--that shall be an abomination to you.
13'And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, the vulture, the buzzard, 14 the kite, and the falcon after its kind; 15 every raven after its kind, 16 the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the seagull, and the hawk after its kind; 17 the little owl, the fisher owl, and the screech owl; 18 the white owl, the jackdaw, and the carrion vulture; 19 the stork, the heron after its kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.
20'All flying insects that creep on all fours shall be an abomination to you. 21 Yet these you may eat of every flying insect that creeps on all fours: those which have jointed legs above their feet with which to leap on the earth. 22 These you may eat: the locust after its kind, the destroying locust after its kind, the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. 23 But all other flying insects which have four feet shall be an abomination to you.
24'By these you shall become unclean; whoever touches the carcass of any of them shall be unclean until evening; 25 whoever carries part of the carcass of any of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening: 26 The carcass of any beast which divides the foot, but is not cloven-hoofed or does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Everyone who touches it shall be unclean. 27 And whatever goes on its paws, among all kinds of animals that go on all fours, those are unclean to you. Whoever touches any such carcass shall be unclean until evening. 28 Whoever carries any such carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. It is unclean to you.
29'These also shall be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the large lizard after its kind; 30 the gecko, the monitor lizard, the sand reptile, the sand lizard, and the chameleon. 31 These are unclean to you among all that creep. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until evening. 32 Anything on which any of them falls, when they are dead shall be unclean, whether it is any item of wood or clothing or skin or sack, whatever item it is, in which any work is done, it must be put in water. And it shall be unclean until evening; then it shall be clean. 33 Any earthen vessel into which any of them falls you shall break; and whatever is in it shall be unclean: 34 in such a vessel, any edible food upon which water falls becomes unclean, and any drink that may be drunk from it becomes unclean. 35 And everything on which a part of any such carcass falls shall be unclean; whether it is an oven or cooking stove, it shall be broken down; for they are unclean, and shall be unclean to you. 36 Nevertheless a spring or a cistern, in which there is plenty of water, shall be clean, but whatever touches any such carcass becomes unclean. 37 And if a part of any such carcass falls on any planting seed which is to be sown, it remains clean. 38 But if water is put on the seed, and if a part of any such carcass falls on it, it becomes unclean to you.
39'And if any animal which you may eat dies, he who touches its carcass shall be unclean until evening. 40 He who eats of its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening. He also who carries its carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.

41'And every creeping thing that creeps on the earth shall be an abomination. It shall not be eaten. 42 Whatever crawls on its belly, whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet among all creeping things that creep on the earth--these you shall not eat, for they are an abomination. 43 You shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creeps; nor shall you make yourselves unclean with them, lest you be defiled by them. 44 For I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore consecrate yourselves, and you shall be holy; for I am holy. Neither shall you defile yourselves with any creeping thing that creeps on the earth. 45 For I am the LORD who brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.


46'This is the law of the animals and the birds and every living creature that moves in the waters, and of every creature that creeps on the earth, 47 To distinguish between the unclean and the clean, and between the animal that may be eaten and the animal that may not be eaten.' " NKJV

APPENDIX I
The Seventh Day of the Week, The Sabbath
One of the keys to True Christianity is the keeping of the commandments. The first one that takes real effort is the Sabbath Days. This includes the Weekly Sabbath and the Annual Holy Days. The one that is most obvious is the weekly Sabbath. It is not that difficult to distinguish someone that is keeping this seventh day by not working or doing any of their own personal business during this Holy time, from sunset Friday evening to sunset Saturday evening. The following pages will go through the weekly Sabbath and what should be done and what is not to be done during this time.
We will start with the first verse found in the bible about the Sabbath in Gen 2:1-3 this was to mark the first period of seven days. There was never a time that this was not in effect after man was created, it always applied to the teaching of man from the very beginning. As long as there are people, this will be a concept that will be absolutely necessary for their proper growth and True Christian attitude towards God.

THE COMMANDMENTS AT CREATION

This is the very first verses in the bible that the Sabbath Day was mentioned,. The Sabbath day <Gen 2:1-3> was being observed even at that time. Nothing new or different here. This proves that the laws of God are not new or will never be outdated or unnecessary and no longer need to be kept. They are as valid when God kept them at the beginning of the creation of man (and the repairing of the Earth and the universe) as they are today.


Gen 2:1-3 1 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. NKJV

THE COMMANDMENTS AT THE FLOOD

Noah was a preacher of righteousness <2 Peter 2:4-5>. The commandments (laws, statutes judgments and the Festivals) are a description of righteousness <Ps 119:172>.


2 Peter 2:4-5 4 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but saved Noah, one of eight people, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood on the world of the ungodly; NKJV
Ps 119:172 172 My tongue shall speak of Your word,

For ALL Your commandments are righteousness. NKJV



The Sabbath COMMANDMENT At THE EXODUS (Hebrew Translation)



Exodus 20:8-11 Be mindful of the Sabbath Days to consecrate, dedicate and sanctify them. Six days you will labor and do all of your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yehovah or Elohiym (both God the Father and Jesus) you will not do any work, you nor your son nor your daughter nor your manservant nor your maidservant nor your cattle nor the stranger that is within your gates. Forasmuch in six days Yehovah made the sky, the clouds, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day and wherefore blessed the Sabbath Day and Hallowed it.

My Sabbaths are a SIGN or MARK, and a perpetual covenant <Ex 31:12-17>



Ex 31:12-17 12 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 13 "Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.' " NKJV
The “DAY” in the Bible is counted from evening to evening <Lev 23:26-32>.
Lev 23:26-32 26 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 27 "Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. 29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath." NKJV
All of the Commandments are important, not, two or three, not eight or nine, or even ten, but ALL of the commandments of God < Ps 111:10 and 1 John 5:1-5> and the Holy Spirit < John 14:15-18>.
Ps 111:10 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever. NKJV
1 John 5:1-5 1 Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world -- our faith. 5 Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? NKJV
John 14:15-18 15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-- 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. NKJV
Jesus specifically states that He is not adding to, or taking away anything from the original laws given at the Exodus <Matt 5:17-20>. Not even to change any of the little “Jots” or “Tittles”. To enter by the narrow and difficult gate, you must keep the Sabbath Days and all of the commandments <Gal 3:19-29>. This is the narrow gate, and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it <Matt 7:13-23>. Notice in <verse 28> all people are considered equal, with an equal opportunity to qualify for the kingdom of God. In <verse 24> we see that obeying the commandments will bring us to the point that we will receive the Holy Spirit and then be able to keep the Spiritual intent of the law.
Matt 5:17-20 17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19 Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. NKJV
Gal 3:19-29 19 What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator. 20 Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one. 21 Is the law then against the promises of God? Certainly not! For if there had been a law given which could have given life, truly righteousness would have been by the law. 22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25 But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. NKJV
Matt 7:13-23 13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Satan would like you to believe that the commandments are not really important and really are no longer in effect today. This is of course not found anywhere in the bible, Satan deceives the whole world with his false profits <Rev 12:7-9 and Isa 14:12-15 and 2 Cor 11:13-15>. Check it out for yourself, don’t let someone translate it for you and then tell you about it, look for yourself to see what is really written in the bible for all to see.
Rev 12:7-9 7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. NKJV
Isa 14:12-15 2 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit. NKJV
2 Cor 11:13-15 13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works. NKJV
Just as the last few verses show, that the “world” and it’s “counterfeit religions”, is deceived and their “false profits” are teaching “false doctrines”. You CAN NOT serve God and be involved in the world and it’s foolishness in any way <1 John 2:15-17 and Matt 6:24 and 1 John 2:1-5> see Appendix A page 12 Appendix B page 16.
1 John 2:15-17 15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. NKJV
Matt 6:24 24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. NKJV
1 John 2:1-5 1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. NKJV
This path is one of terrible consequences <Rom 1:28-32>, those who teach such things are far worse off <Rev 22:18-19>.
Rom 1:28-32 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. NKJV
Rev 22:18-19 18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. NKJV

You will be rewarded according to the works that you have been doing or not doing <Rev 22:12>. God wants everyone to choose life eternal < Rev 22:17>. The unjust, filthy, righteous and holy will remain as they are <Rev 22:6-11>. What are you now doing? What might you do to improve and grow and learn the fruits of True Christianity?
Rev 22:12-17 12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. 16 I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star." 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. NKJV
Rev 22:6-11 6 Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true." And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place. 7 Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." 8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 Then he said to me, "See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." 10 And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still." NKJV
We are either gathering or scattering the truth of God. If you will be rewarded by your works, then what are your works doing? Gathering or scattering <2 John 4-6 and Matt 12:30 and Luke 11:23>?
2 John 4-6 4 I rejoiced greatly that I have found some of your children walking in truth, as we received commandment from the Father. 5 And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. 6 This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it. NKJV
Matt 12:30 30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad. NKJV
Luke 11:23 23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters. NKJV
The results < Rev 22:12-17>. We are the children of God, who should be practicing righteousness <1 John 3:1-9>.
Rev 22:12-17 12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. 16 I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star." 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. NKJV
1 John 3:1-9 1 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. 7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. NKJV


- ASK - SEEK – KNOCK -



<Matt 7:7-8> reads, "ASK AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU, SEEK AND YE WILL FIND, KNOCK AND IT WILL BE OPENED TO YOU. For each one that asks receives, and the one that seeks finds, and to the one knocking it will be opened.”
Matt 7:7-8 7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. NKJV
Could you recognize Jesus if you met Him on the street? Would He recognize you, as a converted Christian? Is your lifestyle patterned after His, or is it much different than His is? Do you really have much in common with your creator and sustainer who you should be looking up to, and also be determined to learn to be like Him in every way. Did you learn to be a Christian strait from the bible, or did you let someone translate it and then tell you about it? You had better have a real answer for the hope that you have. <1 Peter 3:15-16> You have to make the effort, take the time and do the research. You can do it! <Matt 7:9-12>
1 Peter 3:15-16 15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. NIV
Matt 7:9-12 9 "Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Set Your Mind On The Things Above

Ask for the things above <Gal 5:21-23> not the things in the world. The basic things you need will be provided, you have to seek the things above < Luke 12:22-34 and 1 John 3:22 and Rev 22:17>.


Gal 5:21-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law NKJV
Luke 12:22-34 22 Then He said to His disciples, "Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? 29 And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. 32 Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. NKJV
1 John 3:22 22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight
Rev 22:17 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. NKJV

A Sound Mind

It is amazing how many people there are in this world who have given there minds over to some form of mind-altering drug. When a person looses the power to control his thinking he is in no position to resist the devil. Any kind of substance, including too much alcohol, that affects a person's will power and decision-making power causes that person to be subject to whatever evil forces there are around him. Paul wrote, "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit <Eph. 5:18>."


Eph 5:18 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, NKJV
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind <2 Tim. 1:7>.
2 Tim 1:7 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. NKJV
What is your mind busy doing all day? What is your heart striving for? What will your reward be?
<Gal 5:21-23> The good (the fruit of the Spirit).
Gal 5:21-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law NKJV
<2 Tim 3:1-9> and the bad (in the last days perilous times will come. . . .).
2 Tim 3:1-9 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. NKJV
The best way to resist the devil is to obey God in everything as Paul so aptly describes it in <Eph 6: 10-20>.
Eph 6:10-20 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints-- 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. NKJV

Keeping The Sabbath Holy
There is more controversy about the seventh day Sabbath than any other commandment in the Bible. The questions run from whether to keep in at all, or whether to change it to another day of the week, or for those who keep the seventh day Sabbath, whether any work can be done on it, and if so, what kind of work is permitted.
The Sabbath commandment says,
REMEMBER the Sabbath day, TO KEEP IT HOLY.
SIX DAYS you shall LABOR and do all YOUR WORK, but the seventh day is a Sabbath OF THE LORD YOUR GOD; you shall NOT DO ANY WORK, YOU or YOUR SON or YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR MALE or FEMALE SERVANT or YOUR CATTLE or YOUR SOJOURNER who stays with you. For in SIX days THE LORD MADE the heavens and the earth, and the sea and all that is in them, and RESTED on the seventh day; therefore THE LORD BLESSED THE SABBATH DAY AND MADE IT HOLY" <Ex. 20:8-11>.
Ex 20:8-11 8 "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. NKJV
The question many have is HOW to KEEP THE SABBATH HOLY? One of the first things we need to notice in the commandment is that the WORK IN QUESTION is NOT GOD'S WORK, but the WORK OF THE PEOPLE "your work”. The main purpose for the Sabbath is to REMEMBER WEEKLY THAT GOD IS THE CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH BY NOT DOING ANY OF OUR OWN WORK ON THE SABBATH. The Sabbath was NOT MADE FOR GOD – He knows that He created the heavens and the earth and everything in them including the Sabbath. ”The Sabbath was MADE FOR MAN"...to REMEMBER his Creator every Sabbath BY NOT doing his OWN work in it <Mark. 2:27>, Remembering the Sabbath day to keep it holy is one of the commandments showing love to God. Showing love to God comes BEFORE showing love to one's neighbor. The Sabbath commandment DEPENDS UPON LOVING GOD WITH ALL OF OUR HEART, SOUL AND MIND. See <Matt 22:35-40>. The commandment "you shall not commit murder" DEPENDS UPON LOVING OUR NEIGHBOR AS OURSELVES.
Mark 2:27 And he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath; (RSV)
Matt 22:36-40 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." (RSV)

Work is part of the Sabbath command!

The Sabbath is just as much about OUR WORK <Ex 20:9> (on the first six days of the week), as it is about worshiping God (on the seventh day of the week). Working is expected in the Bible as a normal activity <2 Thess 3:10>.


Ex 20:9 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, NKJV
2 Thess 3:10 10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. NKJV
The seventh day of the week is God’s time and it should be used properly, not to do any work or play of your own <Ex 20:10>. The Sabbath was made for man, and was started as soon as man was to be created <Gen 2:7>. This will be in affect as long as there are still people alive here on the earth.
Ex 20:10 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. NKJV
Gen 2:7 7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. NKJV

Definitions:

The English word "Sabbath" comes from the Hebrew root word "Shabbat" which means "cease, desist, rest" – ”The basic thrust of the verb is, when transitive, "to sever, put an end to" and when intranaitive, "to desist, to come to an end." ”This may possibly indicate that the Sabbath is the day which "puts a stop to" the week's “work." (Theological Word Book of the Old Testament Vol. 2, pages 902-903). Another quote about the Sabbath from the same source is – "The Sabbath is thus an invitation to rejoice in God's creation, and RECOGNIZE GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY OVER OUR TIME."


"Six days you shall LABOR" – the Hebrew word for ”labor" is "aboda” - labor, service. "Man's work and labor is not the result ,of sin...Already in God's great creation man was placed in the garden "to work it". The curse <Gen. 3:16-17> was only the pain and hardship which were to accompany labor, not the labor itself" (Theological Word Book of the Old Testament – Vol. 2, page ,640). Continuing to quote from the same above source "Nowhere is the subject of leisure time discussed, for man works as long as there is daylight <Ps. 104:23; cf. John. ll:9>. But a definite cycle of rest is provided also as a DUTY and a BLESSING on the seventh day. By working six days Israel imitated God who worked six days in creating the cosmos. In this way she doubtless bore witness to her pagan neighbors...Man is to rest in imitation to God, who rests from His work after the creation...When the service (labor) is OFFERED TO GOD, it will consist of OBEDIENCE. The performance of this service is found in the OT ritual and worship, e,g. the people's bringing sacrifices <Josh. 22:27> and the service of the Levites and priests <Num. 4:19; 2 Chr. 8:14>."
Gen 3:16-17 To the woman he said, "I will greatly multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you." And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; (RSV)

Ps 104:23 Man goes forth to his work and to his labor until the evening. (RSV)
John 11:9 Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. (RSV)
Josh 22:27 but to be a witness between us and you, and between the generations after us, that we do perform the service of the LORD in his presence with our burnt offerings and sacrifices and peace offerings; lest your children say to our children in time to come, "You have no portion in the LORD."' (RSV)
Num 4:19 19 but deal thus with them, that they may live and not die when they come near to the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in and appoint them each to his task and to his burden, (RSV)
2 Chr 8:14 According to the ordinance of David his father, he appointed the divisions of the priests for their service, and the Levites for their offices of praise and ministry before the priests as the duty of each day required, and the gatekeepers in their divisions for the several gates; for so David the man of God had commanded. (RSV)
"Do all YOUR WORK" – The Hebrew word for ”work" is "Mlaka". It means – "Work, business, craftsmanship, goods, property". "Like the English "work," ”mlaka” could refer either to the activity of working, the requisite skills of work, or to the results of work...All work was banned both on the weekly Sabbath and on the festal Sabbaths. Turning to specific useages of "mlaka", it could refer to a particular task or project at hand or it could refer to one's routine or habitual work, i.e. “one's business" (Theological Word Book of the Old Testament, Vol. 1, page 465).

"To keep it HOLY" – The Hebrew word translated "holy" is "qadash". It means "be hallowed, holy, sanctified; to consecrate, sanctify, prepare, dedicate." From the parent noun "qodesh” and its derivatives is the meaning "apartness, holiness, sacredness, hallowed, holy." It "belongs to the sphere of the sacred and which is thus distinct FROM THE COMMON OR PROFANE... It speaks of God with a mystery of awe. It can be used almost as a synonym of deity. ”His holy name" is the name of God. The inner room of God’s dwelling is called the Holy of Holies – the most holy place...But the biblical viewpoint would refer the holiness of God not only to the mystery of His power, but also to His character as totally good and entirely without evil...That which was dedicated to God was conceived of as entering the sphere of the "holy"... Their (Israel's) call to holiness was based on the fact that they had become GOD'S POSSESSION by virtue of His SEPARATING THEM FROM THE NATIONS" (Theological Word Book of the. '.Old Testament – Vol. 2, pages 786-788). Because Israel was holy (God’s possession) God could command ONLY Israel to kill God's enemies and Israel be guiltless of murder. Remember David and Goliath. "The Lord will establish you (Israel) as a HOLY PEOPLE TO HIMSELF, as He swore to you, if you will keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and walk in His ways. So all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are CALLED BY THE NAME OF THE LORD; and they shall be afraid of you" <Deut. 28:9-10>.


Deut 28:9-10 The LORD will establish you as a people holy to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and walk in his ways. And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of you. (RSV)
<Exodus 20:10> says, "But the seventh day is THE SABBATH (CEASING) OF THE LORD YOUR GOD." The reason Israel knew the real Creator was because, ”I am the Lord YOUR GOD, WHO BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, OUT OF THE HOUSE OF SLAVERY" <Ex. 20:2> Jesus is the "Lord (master – ruler)" of the Sabbath.
Ex 20:10 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. NKJV
Exod 20:2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. (RSV)
Israel was NOT separated out as God’s possession to "do their own thing" but to do GOD'S WILL. Jesus taught His disciples to pray "your WILL be done upon EARTH as it is in heaven." For example - i t was God's will that Israel swear by His name, but only in a certain way – "you shall not swear by My name FALSELY" <Lev. 19:12>. However, later Jesus told His disciples not to swear at all.
Lev 19:12 "'Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD. (NIV)
With the information above as background, is <Matt 12:1-8> giving PERMISSION to God's people to profane the Sabbath by working on their jobs for a living7
Matt 12:1-8 At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath."
He said to them, "Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the law how on the sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are guiltless? I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is lord of the Sabbath." (RSV)

There is not one example in all the Bible where Jesus allowed anyone to DECIDE FOR HIMSELF what should be done on the Sabbath. The, Sabbath is God's and it is HOLY, therefore ONLY GOD has the authority to decided what can be done on the Sabbath. Notice that all the work Jesus allowed on the Sabbath was out of MERCY and NECESSITY. Jesus compared healing a man to lifting out a sheep that had fa11en into a ditch and could not get out. Jesus said, "How much more VALUE is a man than a sheep! So then it is LAWFUL TO DO GOOD (WELL) ON THE SABBATHS” <Matt. 12:9-14>. In other words "the man was not made for the Sabbath" because man is being served in the Sabbath.


Matt 12:9-14 9 Now when He had departed from there, He went into their synagogue. 10 And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"--that they might accuse Him. 11 Then He said to them, "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath." 13 Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other. 14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him. NKJV
Because the commandments are holy and are God's commandments, NO MAN HAS AUTHORITY TO GIVE ANYONE PERMISSION TO CHANGE THEM or TO VIOLATE THEM or TO CONSENT IN VIOLATING THEM. It would be better if he had never been born. See <Matt 18:1-7> where Jesus said,: "And whoever receives one such child IN MY NAME RECEIVES ME; but whoever CAUSES ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES WHO BELIEVE IN ME TO STUMBLE, it would be better for him that a heavy mills tone be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea..."
Matt 18:1-7 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. "Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the man by whom the temptation comes! (RSV)

Who do we follow today, and how?




The Scribes and the Pharisees are teaching the physical law.


(Keeping the commandments and setting the dates to keep the Holy Days )

Jesus is teaching the spiritual law.


(the Spiritual intent of all of the Commandments and the true meaning of the Holy Days)
The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.
Matt 23:1-36 1 Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, 2 saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 3 Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do. 4 For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. 6 They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, 7 greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, 'Rabbi, Rabbi.' 8 "But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. 9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. 10 And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.
11 But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Today all people have the same goals and the same reward offered to them, Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female.
Gal 3:19-29 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. NKJV
Many Ways to Worship God
ALL people are included in the kingdom, not just the Jews <Gal 3:26-29>. Most worldly religions will assume that they are the only ones that can be saved, or can obey God, by following their own false doctrines, and not following Jesus.
Gal 3:26-29 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. NKJV
It is good for us to remember as many WAYS to WORSHIP God as we can. It won't hurt to repeat the ways of worship already mentioned in this study.
1. OBEDIENCE – <Jer 7:23> – "Obey My voice, and I will be your God. This practice just about covers all worship.
Jer 7:23 23 But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.' NKJV
2. BELIEVING God and His Word – <Heb 4:12> – "For the word of God (is) living and powerful and sharper over every sword..."
Heb 4:12 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. NKJV
3. SABBATH RESTING – <Exodus 31:12-18> – It is a SIGN that we know who our Creator and redeemer is and who makes us holy.
Ex 31:12-18 12 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 13 "Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.' "
18 And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone, written with the finger of God. NKJV
4. FEASTS OF THE LORD – They acknowledge God's love in sending Jesus to overcome sin and die for our sins. They acknowledge the power God gave us to have eternal life. They acknowledge God's faithfulness to bring His kingdom to the earth and to bring peace and justice for all mankind <Lev 23>. (see Page 24-25)
5. PRAYING – <Phil 4:6> – Makes God our partner. "Be anxious about nothing, but in everything by prayer and the petition along with thanksgiving make your requests known to the God."
Phil 4:6 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; NKJV
6. STUDYING – <2 Peter 3:18> – Shows devotion to God – "But grow in GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him (be) the glory both now and into day of ages.”
2 Peter 3:18 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. NKJV

7. PRAISING GOD – <Eph 5:19> – Being joyful. "Speaking to yourselves with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and singing praises in the heart of yours to the Lord."


Eph 5:19 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, NKJV
8. MEDITATING – <Phil 4:8> – "The rest, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever honorable, whatever just, whatever pure, whatever pleasing (friendly) whatever attractive (good report) – if there is any virtue and if there is any praise – THESE (THINGS) PONDER (MEDITATE ON)."
Phil 4:8 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things. NKJV
9. BEING FAITHFUL – <Heb 11:6> – Showing loyalty. "But without faith it is impossible to be pleasing, for it is necessary for the one approaching the God to believe that He is and that He becomes a rewarder to the ones seeking Him."
Heb 11:6 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. NKJV
10. BEING A LIGHT – <Mat 5:16> – Showing righteousness. "Thus let the light of yours shine BEFORE MEN, that they may see the good works of yours and they may glorify the Father of yours in the heavens." See also <Ephesians 5:8>.
Matt 5:16 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. NKJV
Eph 5:8 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light NKJV
11. BEING THANKFUL – <Col 2:7> – "...abounding in it (faith) with thanksgiving." Read also <Eph 5:20>.
Col 2:6-10 6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. 8 Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power. NKJV
Eph 5:20 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, NKJV
12. BEING A PEACEMAKER – Jesus is the Prince of Peace. <Mat 5:9> – "Blessed the peacemakers, because they will be called the sons of God." Read also <Rom 12:17-18>.
Matt 5:9 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God. NKJV
Rom 12:17-18 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. NKJV

Summing up more of the attributes of a true Christian:



Matt 5:1-10 1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. 2 Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. NKJV


APPENDIX J



THE WEEKLY CYCLE HAS NEVER CHANGED

EVIDENCE FROM THE CALENDAR



The Julian calendar was in use when Jesus Christ was upon the earth. Its originator, Julius Caesar, died 44 years before Christ was born. This calendar which continued in use for fifteen centuries was not accurate in the length of its year, for it was 11 minutes, 14 seconds too long. What was needed was our method of "leap years." By 1582 the vernal equinox of March 21 had receded to March 11, making it ten days off schedule.




A change was recommended by astronomers and made at the time that Gregory XIII was the pope, and so the corrected calendar with its "leap year" was called the Gregorian calendar. It began to function on Friday, the 5th of October, 1582. Friday the 5th was changed to Friday the 15th. So that particular month was ten days shorter, but the length of its weeks was not affected. This is due to the simple fact that the number of days in the month or in the year has nothing to do with the number of days in the week. Thus the weekly cycle was not affected in any way.


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In October 1582, Portugal, Spain and Italy began the use of this new calendar which included leap years.
This meant that for these three nations of Europe, the year 1582 was ten days shorter than the calendar of the other nations of Europe.
But all during this year, and in the years before and afterward, the weekly cycle never changed as nation afer nation gradually changed over to the new calendar.
In September 1752, England finally made the change-over to the new leap year calendar.
This meant that for this important nation of Europe, the year 1752 was eleven days shorter than the calendar of the other nations.
But all during this year, and in the years before and afterward, the weekly cycle never changed as nation after nation gradually changed over to the new calendar.
Between 1582 and 1752 and down to 1919, all the nations of Europe gradually changed to the new calendar. But all during these 337 years, everyone had the very same days of the week.
The inhabitants of Spain who retired to sleep on Thursday, October 4, awoke the next morning on Friday, the 15th. Some nations began the use of the new calendar at once. This included Spain, Portugal and Italy. Part of Germany made the changover in 1583 and the rest of the nation waited until 1700. About that time the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark also accepted it. And then, finally, in 1752, England and the American colonies made the changeover. But all during those years with mixed-up calendars, everyone was on the same weekly cycle. For, as you will see from the calendars we have included, the weekly cycle was not changed.
By the time England made the changover to the new calendar, eleven days had to be changed instead of ten. Wednesday, September 2 was followed by Thursday, September 14. Russia and Greece continued to use the old-style calendar, the Julian Calendar, for over a hundred and fifty more years! Finally, in 1917 (Turkey), 1918 (Russia), 1919 (Serbia), and 1923 (Greece), the last modern nations had adopted it! 341 years had elapsed since the changeover began.
For 337 years the calendars of Europe were all mixed up, and the dates of the months varied from country to country. But all during that time the days of the week were alike, for they had not changed. When it was Monday in Russia it was Monday in Germany, England and Italy, although they were all living under different calendars. When the 20th Century began, Sabbath in Russia was the same as Sabbath in England, although the dates were fourteen days apart.
The Encyclopedia Britannica calls it the "unalterable uniformity of the week," for the Weekly Cycle has never been affected by calendar changes.
And because of this, the seven-day week, given by God to mankind at the Creation of the world, has never been touched by the calendar changes down through the centuries.

http://www.bible-sabbath.com/calendar.htm

The New Moon in the Hebrew Bible

The Biblical month begins with the crescent New Moon, also called First Visible Sliver. The Hebrew word for month (Hodesh) literally means New Moon and only by extension the period between one New Moon and the next.

The Rabbanite Midrash relates that when God said to Moses "This month (HODESH) shall be for you the beginning of months" <Ex 12,2> the Almighty pointed up into the heavens at the crescent New Moon and said "When you see like this, sanctify! [=declare New Moon day]". This Rabbinic fairy-tale highlights an important point, namely that the Bible never comes out and says we should determine the beginning of months based on the New Moon. The reason for this is that the term for "Month" (Hodesh) itself implies that the month begins with the crescent New Moon. As will be seen, this would have been obvious to any ancient Israelite present when Moses recited the prophecies of YHWH to the Children of Israel and therefore there was no need to elucidate this concept any more than such terms as "light" or "dark". However, due to the long exile, we have lost the use of Biblical Hebrew in day to day speech. Therefore, we will have to reconstruct the meaning of Hodesh from the usage of the word in the Biblical text using sound linguistic principles.


Ex 12:1-2 2 "This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. NKJV

He Created the Moon for Holidays

There can be no doubt that the biblical Holidays are dependent on the moon. The strongest proof of this is the passage in Ps 104,19 which declares:


"He created the moon for Mo'adim [appointed times]"
The Hebrew term Mo'adim [appointed times] is the same word used to describe the Biblical Holidays. Leviticus 23, which contains a catalogue of the Biblical Holidays opens with the statement: "These are the Mo'adim [appointed times] of YHWH, holy convocations which you shall proclaim in their appointed times [Mo'adam].". So when the Psalmist tells us that God created the moon for Mo'adim [appointed times] he means that the moon was created to determine the time of the Mo'adim of YHWH, that is, the Biblical Holidays.

"Hodesh" Is Related To the Moon

The above verse clearly teaches us that the holidays are related to the moon. But when the Torah was given Ps 104 had not yet been written by the Levitical prophets, and the question still remains of how the ancient Israelites could have known this. The answer is that the Hebrew word for month (Hodesh) itself indicates a connection to the moon. We can see this connection in a number of instances in which Hodesh (month) is used interchangeably with the word "Yerah", the common Biblical Hebrew word for moon, which by extension also means "month". For example:


"...in the month (Yerah) of Ziv,
which is the Second month (Hodesh)..." (1Kings 6,1)
"...in the month (Yerah) of Ethanim... which is the Seventh month (Hodesh)..." (1Kings 8,2)
Another proof that Hodesh is related to the moon (Yerah) is the phrase "A Hodesh (month) of days" (Gen 29,14; Nu 11,20-21) [meaning a period of 29 or 30 days] which is equivalent to the phrase "A Yerah (month/ moon) of days" (Dt 21,13; 2Ki 15,13). Clearly then Hodesh is related to "Yerah", which itself literally means "moon".

"Hodesh" Means New Moon (Day)

The primary meaning of Hodesh (month) is actually "New Moon" or "New Moon Day" and it is only by extension that it came to mean "month", that is, the period between one New Moon and the next. This primary meaning is preserved in a number of passages such as 1Sam 20,5 in which Jonathan says to David "Tomorrow is the New Moon (Hodesh)". Clearly, in this verse Hodesh is used to refer to the specific day on which the month begins and not the entire month. Another passage which uses Hodesh in its primary sense is Ez 46,1 which talks about "The Day (Yom) of the New Moon (Ha-Hodesh)". Clearly in this verse Hodesh (New Moon) is a specific event and the beginning of the month is the day on which this event (New Moon) occurs.


The Biblical New Moon is the "First Crescent"



"Hodesh" (New Moon), is derived from the root H.D.SH. meaning "new" or "to make new/ renew". The Crescent New Moon is called Hodesh because it is the first time the moon is seen anew after being concealed for several days at the end of the lunar cycle. At the end of the lunar month the moon is close to the sun 1 and eventually reaches the point of "conjunction" when it passes between the Sun and the Earth.2 As a result, around the time of conjunction very little of the moon's illuminated surface faces the Earth and it is not visible through the infinitely brighter glare of the sun. After the moon moves past the sun it continues towards the opposite side of the Earth. As it gets farther away from the sun the percentage of its illuminated surface facing the Earth increases and one evening shortly after sunset the moon is seen anew after being invisible for 1.5-3.5 days. Because the moon is seen anew after a period of invisibility the ancients called it a "New Moon" or "Hodesh" (from Hadash meaning "new").

Crescent New Moon vs. Astronomical New Moon

Many people have been led astray by the inaccurate use in modern languages of the term "New Moon". Modern astronomers adopted this otherwise unused term, which had always referred to the first visible sliver, and used it to refer to conjunction (when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, at which time it is not visible). The astronomers soon realized that the inaccurate use of "New Moon" to refer to conjunction would lead to confusion so to be more accurate scientists now distinguish between "Astronomical New Moon" and "Crescent New Moon". "Astronomical New Moon" means New Moon as the term is used by astronomers, i.e. conjunction. In contrast, "Crescent New Moon" uses the term in the original meaning of the first visible sliver. A good English dictionary should reflect both meanings. For example, the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged Edition defines New Moon as: "The moon either when in conjunction with the sun or soon after being either invisible [Astronomical New Moon] or visible [Crescent New Moon] only as a slender crescent." (square brackets added by NG).



The Supposed Evidence For "Concealed Moon"

Having been confused by the use of the term New Moon in modern astronomy some people have sought Biblical support for this incorrect meaning of the term. Ps 81,3 [Heb. 81,4] is usually cited which says:


"Blow on a horn for the Hodesh (New Moon)
On the Keseh (Full Moon) for the Day of our Hag (Feast)."
According to the "Concealed Moon Theory", the term "Keseh" is derived from the root K.S.Y. meaning "to cover" and thus means "covered moon" or "concealed moon". According to this interpretation, when the verse says to blow on a horn on the day of Keseh it actually means "[blow on a horn] on the day of Concealed Moon". However, the language does not support this argument for the second half of the verse also refers to the day of Keseh as "the day of our Feast (Hag)". In the Bible, Feast (Hag) is a technical term which always refers to the three annual pilgrimage-feasts (Matzot, Shavuot, Sukkot; see Ex 23; Ex 34).3 New Moon Day (Hodesh) is never classified as a "Pilgrimage-Feast" so Keseh/ Hag can not possibly be synonymous with New Moon Day (Hodesh). It has further been suggested that Keseh refers to the Biblical holiday of Yom Teruah (Day of Shouting), which always falls out on New Moon Day. However, the Bible describes Yom Teruah as a Moed (appointed time) and never as a Hag (Pilgrimage-Feast) so Keseh/ Hag can not refer to Yom Teruah either.

What Does Keseh Really Mean?

It is likely that Keseh is related to the Aramaic word "Kista" and the Assyrian word "Kuseu" which mean "full moon" (see Brown-Driver-Briggs p.490b) [Hebrew, Aramaic, and Assyrian are all Semitic languages and often share common roots]. This fits in perfectly with the description of Keseh as the day of the Hag since two of the three Pilgrimage-Feasts (Hag HaMatzot and Hag HaSukkot) are on the 15th of the month, which is about the time of the Full Moon!



More on "Concealed Moon"

Another point to consider is that there is no actual "day" of concealed moon. In fact the moon stays concealed anywhere from 1.5 to 3.5 days in the Middle East. It has been proposed that the "day" of concealed moon is actually the day of conjunction (when the moon passes between the Earth and Sun). However, it was only 1000 years after Moses that the Babylonian astronomers discovered how to calculate the moment of conjunction. Therefore, the ancient Israelites would have had no way of knowing when the moment of conjunction takes place and would not have known on which day to observe "Concealed Moon Day".


It has been suggested that the ancient Israelites could have looked at the "Old Moon" and determined the Day of Conjunction by when the Old Moon was no longer visible in the morning sky. However, such a method would not work in the Middle East where the so-called "concealed moon" can remain concealed for as many as 3.5 days! It is in fact common for the moon to stay concealed for 2.5 days and in such instances how would the ancient Israelites have known which day was the Day of Conjunction?
In contrast, the ancient Israelites would have been well aware of the Crescent New Moon. In ancient societies people worked from dawn to dusk and they would have noticed the Old Moon getting smaller and smaller in the morning sky. When the morning moon had disappeared the ancient Israelites would have anxiously awaited its reappearance 1.5-3.5 days later in the evening sky. Having disappeared for several days and then appearing anew in the early evening sky they would have called it the "New Moon" or "Hodesh" (from Hadash meaning "New").

Notes



Note 1: From the perspective of an observer on Earth.
Note 2: I.e. it is on the same plane as the Sun and the Earth.
Note 3: see BDB pp.290b-291a. Even in the few instances where Hag does not refer to the three Biblical Pilgrimage-Feasts, it refers to non-Biblical pilgrimage-feasts. For example, in Judges 21,19 Hag refers to the annual pilgrimage-feast held around the shrine of Shiloh. Also, in Exodus 10,9 Moses tells Pharaoh that the Israelites must leave Egypt to celebrate a Hag to YHWH in the desert, which clearly is a pilgrimage-feast. It is worth noting that Moses says that they have a Hag, meaning they must make a pilgrimage, in this case to Mt. Sinai, and thus they must leave Egypt in order to observe the Hag properly.
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Setting The First Day OF The Year
Abib (Barley)

Biblical Leap Years

The Biblical year begins with the first New Moon after the barley in Israel reaches the stage in its ripeness called Abib. The period between one year and the next is either 12 or 13 lunar months. Because of this, it is important to check the state of the Barley crops at the end of the 12th month. If the barley is Abib at this time, then the following New Moon is Hodesh Ha-Aviv ("New Moon of the Abib"). If the barley is still immature, we must wait another month and then check the barley again at the end of the 13th month.


By convention, a 12-month year is referred to as a Regular Year while a 13th month year is referred to as a Leap Year. This should not be confused with Leap Years in the Gregorian (Christian) Calendar, which involve the "intercalation" (addition) of a single day (Feb. 29). In contrast, the Biblical Leap Year involves the intercalation of an entire lunar month ("Thirteenth Month", also called "Adar Bet"). In general, it can only be determined whether a year is a Leap Year a few days before the end of the 12th Month.

Where is Abib Mentioned in the Hebrew Bible?

The story of the Exodus relates "This day you are going out in the month of the Abib." (Ex 13,4).


To commemorate that we left Egypt in the month of the Abib, we are instructed to bring the Passover sacrifice and celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzot) at this time of year. In Dt 16,1 we are commanded:
"Keep the month of the Abib and make the Passover (sacrifice) to YHWH your God at night, because in the month of the Abib YHWH your God took you out of Egypt".
Similarly, we are commanded in Ex 23,15:
"You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded you, at the time of the month of the Abib, because in it you went out of Egypt."
The same is commanded in Ex 34,18:
"You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as have I commanded you, at the time of the month of the Abib, because in the month of the Abib you went out of Egypt."

What is Abib?

Abib indicates a stage in the development of the barley crops. This is clear from Ex 9,31-32 which describes the devastation caused by the plague of hail:


"And the flax and the barley were smitten, because the barley was Abib and the flax was Giv'ol. And the wheat and the spelt were not smitten because they were dark (Afilot)."
The above passage relates that the barley crops were destroyed by the hail while the wheat and spelt were not damaged. To understand the reason for this we must look at how grain develops. When grains are early in their development they are flexible and have a dark green color. As they become ripe they take on a light yellowish hue and become more brittle. The reason that the barley was destroyed and the wheat was not is that the barley had reached the stage in its development called Abib and as a result had become brittle enough to be damaged by the hail. In contrast, the wheat and spelt were still early enough in their development, at a stage when they were flexible and not susceptible to being damaged by hail. The description of the wheat and spelt as "dark" (Afilot) indicates that they were still in the stage when they were deep green and had not yet begun to lighten into the light yellowish hue which characterizes ripe grains. In contrast, the barley had reached the stage of Abib at which time it was no longer "dark" and at this point it probably had begun to develop golden streaks.

Parched Abib

We know from several passages that barley which is in the state of Abib has not completely ripened, but has ripened enough so that its seeds can be eaten parched in fire. Parched barley was a commonly eaten food in ancient Israel and is mentioned in numerous passages in the Hebrew Bible as either "Abib parched (Kalui) in fire" (Lev 2,14) or in the abbreviated form "parched (Kalui/ Kali)" (Lev 23,14; Jos 5,11; 1Sam 17,17; 1Sam 25,18; 2Sam 17,28; Ruth 2,14).


While still early in its development, barley has not yet produced large enough and firm enough seeds to produce food through parching. This early in its development, when the "head" has just come out of the shaft, the seeds are not substantial enough to produce any food. At a later stage, the seeds have grown in size and have filled with liquid. At this point the seeds will shrivel up when parched and will only produce empty skins. Over time the liquid is replaced with dry material and when enough dry material has amassed the seeds will be able to yield "barley parched in fire".

Abib and the Harvest

The month of the Abib is the month which commences after the barley has reached the stage of Abib. 2-3 weeks after the beginning of the month the barley has moved beyond the stage of Abib and is ready to be brought as the "wave-sheaf offering" (Hanafat HaOmer). The "wave-sheaf offering" is a sacrifice brought from the first stalks cut in the harvest and is brought on the Sunday which falls out during Passover (Hag HaMatzot). This is described in Lev 23,10-11:


"When you come to the land which I give you, and harvest its harvest, you will bring the sheaf of the beginning of your harvest to the priest. And he will wave the sheaf before YHWH so you will be accepted; on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest will wave it."
From this it is clear that the barley, which was Abib at the beginning of the month, has become harvest-ready 15-21 days later (i.e by the Sunday during Passover). Therefore, the month of the Abib can not begin unless the barley has reached a stage where it will be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks later.
That the barley must be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks into the month of the Abib is also clear from Dt 16,9 which states:
"From when the sickle commences on the standing grain you will begin to count seven weeks."
From Lev 23,15 we know that the seven weeks between Passover (Hag Hamatzot) and Pentecost (Shavuot) begin on the day when the wave-sheaf offering is brought (i.e. the Sunday which falls out during Passover):
"And you shall count from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day you bring the sheaf of waving; they will be seven complete Sabbaths."
Therefore, the "sickle commences on the standing grain" on the Sunday during Passover, i.e. 2-3 weeks after the beginning of the month of the Abib. If the barley is not developed enough so that it will be ready for the sickle 2-3 weeks later, then the month of the Abib can not begin and we must wait till the following month.
It should be noted that not all the barley ripens in the Land of Israel at the same time. The wave-sheaf offering is a national sacrifice brought from the first fields to become harvest-ready. However, the first-fruit offerings brought by individual farmers can vary in ripeness anywhere from "Abib parched in fire" to fully ripe grain which may be brought "crushed" or "coarsely ground". This is what is meant in Lev 2,14:
"And when you bring a first-fruit offering to YHWH; you shall bring your first-fruit offering as Abib parched in fire or crushed Carmel" (Carmel is grain which has hardened beyond Abib to the point where it can be "crushed" or "coarsely ground").
All of the above passages have been translated directly from the Hebrew and it is worth noting that the King James translators seem to have only understood the various Hebrew agricultural terms very poorly. In Lev 2,14 they translated Carmel as "full ears" and "Abib" as "green ears" whereas in Lev 23,14 they translated Carmel as "green ears"!
In summation, barley which is in the state of Abib has 3 characteristics:
It is brittle enough to be destroyed by hail and has begun to lighten in color (it is not "dark").
The seeds have produced enough dry material so it can be eaten parched.
It has developed enough so that it will be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks later.

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APPENDIX K



The World: (Satan’s system of business, Government and Religion)
The Greek word kosmos, meaning "ornament, decoration, arrangement" gives us our English word "cosmetics." When the Bible speaks about not loving the "world" the reference is not to nature but to the social order, the culture of the nations.
The "world-system" involves a concern for external appearances more than inner content and quality. As used in the New Testament, the world does not refer to nature, but to the world-system, to society and human culture. The world system is outwardly religious, scientific, cultured and elegant. Inwardly it seethes with national and commercial rivalries.
The general characteristics of "the world" as the term is used in the Bible when referring to the fallen "world system" may be described roughly as follows.

The “world” system of government and business



* Produces conformity to cultural norms or traditions of men; stifles individuality.
* Makes use of force, greed, ambition and warfare to accomplish objectives.
* Offers financial reward at the cost of one's soul.
* Cares little for the worth of the individual or his uniqueness.
* Promotes myths and illusions which appeal to human vanity and pride
* Diverts attention from spiritual values by appeals to pursue pleasure, pride (vain glory), or to power.
* Permissive sexual, moral and ethical values to encourage self-indulgence.
* Superficiality of life and appeal to immediate pleasure rather than long-term goals.
* Ignores eternal values and invisible realities.
* Offers false philosophies and value systems to support its goals. The root problem is pride.
* Exalts man, his abilities and his supposed "progress"-for example, through the myth of social evolution.
* Glosses over and hides suffering, death, poverty the depravity of man, and our accountability to God.
* Seeks to unify mankind under an atheistic humanistic or pantheistic ("one world religion") banner.
* Emphasizes relativism and pluralism and denies Biblical absolutes.
* Teaches human progress and advancement through better education or social welfare.
* -Many religions teach that the animals are equal to or more important than humans in importance or worth.
*-The myth of saving the earth at the expense of the people, this usually involves eugenics as the solution.
<1 John 2:15-17> says the following about the dangers of the values and cultures of the world as an enemy of the Christian: The next page describes the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life in more detail
1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (RSV)


The Lust of The Flesh
There is first, he says, the lust of the flesh. And we have already seen many times, in the Scriptures this word, flesh, is usually something other than the body. It is more than that. It is the sinful nature, the sinful tendencies of humanity, the fallen condition of man, which is present in the body. It is in this sense that the apostle uses it here.
What is this lust of the flesh? There are certain things which our body desires that are perfectly proper, God-given. God has made us, as men, to have certain urges and hungers, and to satisfy these is not wrong. But the flesh, that sinful propensity within us, that fallen part of our nature, always seeks to add something, to go beyond the satisfying of God-given desires.
For instance, God has so made our bodies that they hunger for food, in order to maintain life. This is as it should be. But the flesh goes beyond and craves special foods, delicacies. It urges to gluttony, more than we need. It demands the best, the softest, the most flavorsome. This is what John is speaking of. God has made us to have need of shelter, as human beings. But the flesh demands that it be luxurious shelter. There is a constant craving after ease and luxury. This is the lust of the flesh. God gives us the wonderful function of sex, which produces the most enjoyable sensation the body can experience. But the flesh wants to indulge this in any direction at any given time. It urges to license. This is the lust of the flesh.
The Lust of The Eyes
There is a second division John sets before us, the lust of the eyes. What is this? The eye symbolizes that which pleases the mind or inner life. The lust of the eyes, like that of the flesh goes beyond simple needs. Our minds, for instance, were made by God to search and inquire, to take the great facts which revelation or nature set before us and to explore them, analyze them and systematize them. But there are certain limits to these. There are limits within nature, and there are limits within revelation. There are certain areas of knowledge of which God has said, we, as fallen men, are not to enter into because they are dangerous, exceedingly dangerous. But the flesh takes this basic permission of God and pushes it beyond God's will to extremes we are forbidden to follow. We demand to know everything. We will not accept facts unless we can understand everything about them. We seek to probe into the world of the occult, and the world of the future. We even give ourselves to superstition and the dark powers in order to explore these areas. This is the flesh, the lust of the eyes.
God has given us the gift of acquisitiveness, i.e., the desire to own things, to possess things as our own. But the lust of the eyes pushes that into greed that is never satisfied. We want more, more, more! This results in the common phenomenon of "keeping up with the Joneses," the desire to have things we do not need, bought with money we do not have, in order to impress people we do not like! God has given us a love of beauty, but the lust of the eyes perverts this into vulgarisms, the love of the erotic, pornography and idolatry, that covetousness of another's body which the Scripture labels outright idolatry.
The Pride of Life
There is still a third division which is the pride of life. What is this? Basically, this is the desire to awaken envy or adulation in other people. The first two divisions had to do with satisfying ourselves, not as God intended us to be satisfied, but beyond that. But they were directed toward us, and only incidentally involved others. The pride of life, however, cannot exist except as it relates to others. It seeks to create a sense of envy, rivalry, and burning jealousy in the hearts of others and gives us pleasure in doing this to them. It is the desire to outshine or to out rank someone else.
Perhaps the chief symbol of it today is the automobile, with its shiny exterior, its luxurious cushions, its beautifully designed interior, and its tremendously powerful engine, these instant horses that can be released with a touch of the toe to send us flying down a highway. What a thrill it gives us! You only have to study the habits of a human with an automobile to see how it is far more than simply a means of transportation. It is a symbol, a symbol of pride. Why do we trade our cars in every two years? Well, of course, we have very carefully designed rationalizations that can show, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that it is much cheaper to do it this way. But actually do we do it because we want to be admired? We do not want to fall behind in the race. We want to have that which is new and excites admiration in others, even envy and jealousy. Now that is what John calls the pride of life. The automobile is not the only expression of this, but it is certainly one.
Now notice again the warning. What does John say about this? Notice he does not say, touch not, taste not, handle not. Writing to the Colossians, the Apostle Paul says, such an attitude is legalism, and it is this which has made this a verse so abused in the past. John does not say, "do not have anything to do with any of this." But what he does say, what he wants to bear home to our hearts in living, flaming language is this one phrase, do not love these things, do not set your hearts on them, do not think of them as important. Do not give yourselves to amassing things, do not love luxury and ease, and do not strive to outshine others. God help you, keep from that at all costs. Oh, the subtlety with which this whole philosophy makes its appeal to us! When the love of these things, the importance of them, occupies our major interest; when we find them using up most of our money; when we find them looming large in our thoughts so that we are constantly dreaming of that new "something" we hope to get, then we are in danger, terrible danger. This is what the apostle wants to make clear
Why must we not love the world and its things? John gives two very searching and important reasons:

First, because love for the world and love for God are mutually exclusive. You cannot do both, it is one or the other. Man is so made that he is designed to love, and therefore serve, but one master. Remember how Jesus put it? "No man can serve two masters," <Matt 6:24>. He is not stating a moral choice there. He is not saying, no man should serve two masters. It is an impossibility! It cannot be done. We only delude ourselves if we think we are doing it. No, we are made to be mastered by a greater power than ourselves. This is the underlying, elementary function of humanity. But that master is either the world, as the channel and activity of the evil one, or it is God. It is God or mammon. Therefore John says, "if any one loves the world, love for the Father is not in him." You cannot do both.
Matt 6:24 24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. NKJV
If we give ourselves to loving the world, we are utilizing all the potential of our humanity to a false and grievous end. There are two powerful forces constantly making their appeal to us. Both of them offer to fulfill us, to satisfy us, to make life rich for us, but one is a lie and one is the truth. You must decide which is the lie and which is the truth for you cannot do both. This is where we fail so often. Many of us say, there must be a way of having the best of both worlds. But the entire testimony of Scripture and experience is, it is impossible. That is why the Apostle Paul writes that the mark of the last days is that men would be lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. These are two absolutely antagonistic ideas.
This love of the world can get into the heart even of a dedicated Christian, and let us not forget it. Godly companionship is not enough to defend against it. Even the companionship of the Apostle Paul was not enough, for the Scriptures record that Paul himself had to write in sorrow these revealing words, "Demas has deserted me, having loved this present world," <2 Tim 4:10>. That is how subtle, how deceitful this thing can be.
2 Tim 4:10 10 for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica--Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. NKJV
You cannot be serving God and a friend of the world at the same time <James 4:1-10>. Now is the time to do these things and concentrate on the things above, not the things of this world <Rom 13:8-14>.
James 4:1-10 1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? 2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. 4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, "The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? 6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
"God resists the proud,

But gives grace to the humble."
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. NKJV
Rom 13:8-14 8 Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. NKJV

APPENDIX L



The People Who Follow The World System
2 Tim 3:1-9 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. NKJV
If the people will be totally lost in a lifestyle that is devoid of God and Christianity, isn’t it obvious that this is going to be the very personality of the Beast that they are mimicking? Is this not the very description of the Beast? There are no attributes of God mentioned, these are the Satanic goals and actions personified in those who follow this World System (Beast Power). When you observe the subjects, you can get some idea of what the king is doing and what his goals are. This is of course not totally correct, the real goal is to destroy the subjects by causing them to (willfully) sin by following the World System (beast power), so they can not or will not worship and follow God. They will be too busy following the spin that the beast is causing them to go after to see that they are really on a trip to oblivion. As you read through the verses and the translations, think about the whole picture of the world rapped up in this spin to nowhere. This will be the ultimate deception, a seemingly great world, tied up in the “get it now at any cost” lifestyle and a world totally devoid of God and True Christianity.
The Words <2 Tim 3:1-9> Translated (Strong’s Greek-Hebrew Dictionary)

The Warning




Know Also <I John 3:24>

You should (each persons responsibility is to watch always and study to keep and stay close to the faith once delivered) be aware of the truth (True Christianity), with a perceived knowledge (full understanding), to be resolved (to judge the times and people of the world and their religions), so you can speak about and be sure of the hope that dwells within you (having already laid a foundation and are sure of the True Christian principles, so you can teach others about what is taking place), to help others understand these things (so others can realize why these things are happening and what they should now do with their lives).



That In The Last Days <2 Tim 3:1-9>

Because of these special conditions (the times are about six thousand years after the creation and the world events seem to show this may be the last days) this is the final period of time for man’s (Satan’s) government and control.



Perilous Times Will Come <1 Tim 1:2>

In the last days circumstances brought on and through the idea of reducing the strength creates difficult and dangerous times, or (by implication) furious things, at a set or proper time, probably without warning (it will not be obvious to the world).



Those following the beast power




Men Will Be Lovers of Themselves <Jude 1:8-11>

They are concerned only with oneself (putting self first and leaving God out of the picture). They are egotistical, self-absorbed, self-centered, self-involved, self-seeking, self-serving and just filled with being fond of self.



Lovers of Money, Covetous <2 Peter 2:12-17>

Being fond of money, and having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity: They are acquisitive, avid, covetous, grasping, greedy, hungry, Informal and grabby.


Boasters <James 4:13-17>

They are always boasting, bragging, and use the language as if to have, hold, possess.



Proud <1 Tim 6:3-10>

They are very convinced of one's own superiority (in the knowledge of Christianity) and importance (in the world and the possessions they have) and the act of appearing above others (To be great they need to surround themselves with real or imaginary subordinates). They are constantly being conspicuous, Haughty and proud, arrogant, high-and-mighty, insolent, lofty, lordly, overbearing, overweening, prideful.



Blasphemers <James 2:1-13>

Being scurrilious (using baseless rumors), or calumnious information that is damaging to the reputation (against men), or especially impious words (against God):



Disobedient to Parents <Eph 6:1-4>

Stubborn, contumacious (Not submitting to discipline or control), disorderly, fractious, indocile, intractable, lawless, obstinate and not persuadable (not able to see the truth, and uninterested in listening to anyone or looking for it).



Unthankful <Luke 6:32-36>

They are not showing or feeling gratitude (they are thankless, unappreciative, ungrateful).



Unholy

They have not distinguished between the holy and unholy and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths.



Unloving, without natural affection <Rom 1:18-32>

They choose to not cherish others affectionately; and be hard-hearted towards kindred:



Unforgiving, Trucebreakers <Rom 2:29-32>

They are without libation (witch usually accompanied a treaty), (by implication) truce less:



Slanderers, False Accusers <Jer 9:1-5>

Spreading false rumors and lies. Becoming a traducer; especially like Satan



Without Self-Control, Incontinent <2 Tim 3:3>

Without self-control, and powerless to make good judgments.



Brutal, Fierce <2 Tim 3:3>

They are lame; savage: hard, harsh, rough cold and forbidding: austere, bleak, grim and stark. They are also showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint: They are barbarous, bestial, cruel, ferocious, inhuman and savage.



Despisers of Good, Heady, Rash <Acts 13:41>

They are hostile to virtue: An act of taunting another to do something bold or rash by way of a challenge.



Traitors, Betrayer <Mat 26:48>

They are pushing forward, headlong to outstrip and precede everyone else. This is an example of (in the sense of giving forward into another's [the enemy's] hands) a surrender:




Headstrong, Heady, Rash <Eccl 5:2>

They are pushing forward, headlong in an impetuous and impulsive manner. Tenaciously unwilling to yield: Bullheaded, dogged, hardheaded, mulish, obstinate, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, stiff-necked, tenacious. An act of taunting another to do something bold or rash by creating a challenge.



Haughty, High-Minded, Lifted Up With Pride, Being Proud <Rom 1:28>

They will try to envelop everyone with smoke and inflate their position with self-conceit. They are overly convinced of one's own superiority and importance.



Lovers of Pleasure Rather Than Lovers of God <Isa 58:13-14>

They are fond of pleasure, voluptuous or suggesting sexuality: sensual, sexual, sexy, suggestive. They are devoted to pleasure and luxury as a lifestyle.



Having A Form of Godliness But Denying Its Power Then Turn Away<1 Tim 3:14-16>

The formation (by implication or appearance) and semblance (or a formula). They will disavow (reject, abnegate, refuse) especially the miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself): They will then defect or leave their first love.



They Creep In To Lead Away By Various Lusts <1 Tim 6:6-10>

They will blend in or wrap themselves around others sneaking inside to entice and deceive. They will lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce, a longing (especially for what is forbidden):



Always Learning And Never Able To Come To The knowledge of The Truth <2 Peter 1:5-11>

They are seeking information at all times to learn (in any way, and from any source, good or bad) and not even, ever, to be able to, or it be possible, for them to come to the full discernment (a true understanding) of truth (True Christianity).



These Also Resist The Truth <Acts 7:51-53>

They will then, always be on the other side of the fence, ready to stand against, and oppose the real truth and the correct paths to take. Because of this they will constantly choose the wrong paths and goals.



Men Of Corrupt Minds <Jude 1:8-11>

These men are of a corrupted mind and will try to spoil entirely, (literally) to destroy; or (figuratively) to deprave the minds (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication or meaning:



Reprobate, Castaway, Rejected, Disapproved Concerning The Faith <1 Tim 1:18-20>

They become unapproved and rejected and worthless concerning the truth.



They Will Progress No Further ? <1 Tim 5:11-16>

But they will push forward or advance or grow no further (in amount; in time, or to be well along):



Their Folly Will Be Manifest To All <Eccl 10:1-4>

Their stupidity; by implication, rage and madness shall be wholly evident unto all men


Putting It All Togather
Think for a moment about the concept of what s really happening here. The people are following to one degree or another, the world systems now in place. They in turn will not have the influence and divine intervention of God at this point, they will not be able to see the correct paths to follow, and more importantly the paths to utterly ovoid and not follow (the mark on the hand), imitate or concentrate on (the mark on the forehead). They will be spellbound by the spin of the beast power. As you read the following paragraphs, think of the world system of government, corporations and religions, doesn’t this seem like a possible match, or a description of what you now see in this world?

The Warning To Christians

You should (each persons responsibility is to watch always and study to keep and stay close to the faith once delivered) be aware of the truth (True Christianity), with a perceived knowledge (full understanding), to be resolved (to judge the times and people of the world and their religions), so you can speak about and be sure of the hope that dwells within you (having already laid a foundation and are sure of the Christian principles, so you can teach others about what is taking place), to help others understand these things (so others can realize why these things are happening and what they should now do with their lives). Because of these special conditions (the times are about six thousand years after the creation and the world events seem to show this may be the last days) this is the final period of time (the last days) circumstances brought on and through the idea of reducing the strength creates difficult and dangerous times, or (by implication) furious things, at a set or proper time, probably without warning (it will not be obvious to the world, they will not understand what they are really doing).



The Conduct of Those following the beast power

They are concerned only with oneself (putting self first and leaving God out of the picture). They are egotistical, self-absorbed, self-centered, self-involved, self-seeking, self-serving and just filled with being fond of self, while being fond of money, and having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in large quantity: They are acquisitive, avid, covetous, grasping, greedy, hungry, Informal and grabby. They are always boasting, bragging, and use the language as if they have to, hold and possess everyone and everything they see. They are very convinced of their own superiority (in the knowledge of Christianity) and importance (in the world, and in the possessions they have) and the act of appearing above others (To be great they need to surround themselves with real or imaginary subordinates). They are constantly being conspicuous, Haughty and proud, arrogant, high-and-mighty, insolent, lofty, lordly, overbearing, overweening, prideful. They are always scurrilious (using baseless rumors), or calumnious information that is damaging to the reputation (against men), or especially impious words (against God):


They are also stubborn and contumacious (Not submitting to discipline or control), disorderly, fractious, indocile, intractable, lawless, obstinate and not persuadable (not able to see the truth, and uninterested in listening to anyone or looking for it). They are also not showing or feeling gratitude (they are thankless, unappreciative and ungrateful) and they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy and as God says “they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths”.
They choose to not cherish (or respect) others affectionately; and also be hard-hearted towards their kindred (family): They are without libation (witch usually accompanied a treaty), (by implication) truce less: They are constantly spreading false rumors and lies. Becoming a traducer; especially like Satan, without self-control, and powerless to make good judgments. They are lame; savage: hard, harsh, rough cold and forbidding: austere, bleak, grim and stark. They are also showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint: They are barbarous, bestial, cruel, ferocious, inhuman and savage. They are hostile to virtue, and love to taunt one another to do something bold or rash by way of a challenge. They are pushing forward, headlong to outstrip and precede everyone else. This is an example of (in the sense of going forward into another's [the enemy's] hands) a surrender: They are pushing forward, headlong in an impetuous and impulsive manner. Tenaciously unwilling to yield: Bullheaded, dogged, hardheaded, mulish, obstinate, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, stiff-necked, tenacious. They are so headstrong that if needed, they will create a situation, taunting others to do something bold or rash by creating a challenge that will not include thinking things out, before acting on this story.
They will try to envelop everyone with smoke and inflate their position with self-conceit because they are overly convinced of their own superiority and importance. They are fond of pleasure, voluptuous or suggesting sexuality: sensual, sexual, sexy, suggestive activity. They are devoted to pleasure and luxury as a lifestyle. The formation (by implication or appearance) and semblance (or a formula). They will disavow (reject, abnegate, refuse) especially the miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself): They will then defect or leave their first love. They will blend in or wrap themselves around others sneaking inside to entice and deceive. They will lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce :a longing (especially for what is forbidden), seeking information at all times to learn (in any way, and from any source, good or bad) and not even, ever, to be able to, or it be possible, for them to come to the full discernment (a true understanding) of truth (True Christianity).

The Result

They will then, always be on the other side of the fence, ready to stand against, and oppose the real truth and the correct paths to take. Because of this they will constantly choose the wrong paths and goals. These men are of a corrupted mind and will try to spoil entirely, (literally) to destroy; or (figuratively) to deprave the minds (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication or meaning: Because they become totally unapproved and rejected and worthless concerning the truth, they will push forward or advance or grow no further (in amount; in time, or to eventually be well along): Their stupidity; by implication, rage and madness shall be wholly evident unto all men.



Now The Good Lifestyle



Gal 5:22-26 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. NIV

love

love, charity, affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast:



joy

joy, cheerfulness, calm, delight, gladness



peace

peace, at one, quietness, rest, + set at one again (to join) peace (literally or figuratively) by implication, quietness, rest, + set at one again by implication, prosperity



patience

patience, longsuffering, patience. (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude:



kindness

kindness, gentleness, good (-ness),.; usefulness, i.e. moral excellence (in character or demeanor):



goodness

goodness, virtue or beneficence:



faithfulness

faithfulness, assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:



gentleness

gentleness ,meekness, mildness, i.e. (by implication) humility:



self-control

self-control, temperance; (especially continence):



Putting It All Together

You will have love, charity, affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast: Joy, cheerfulness, calm, delight, gladness peace, at one, quietness, rest, or set at one again (to join) peace (literally or figuratively) by implication, rest, or by implication prosperity. Patience, longsuffering, (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude: kindness, gentleness; usefulness, and moral excellence (in character or demeanor): Goodness, virtue or beneficence: Faithfulness, assurance, belief, faith, fidelity persuasion, and credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself: Gentleness ,meekness, mildness, or (by implication) humility: self-control, temperance; (especially continence):


It would seem that there is a total contrast and it should be easy enough to see or distinguish the good <Gal 5:22-26 > and separate yourself from the bad <2 Tim 3:1-9>. You are not setting still, you are moving toward one or the other, choose life.
The following scripture shows that a stable and real foundation is necessary to keep on the right track and not be swayed by the diversion and debauchery of this lifestyle and the false rewards that it seems to present.

2 Tim 3:10-17 10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra--what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. NKJV
The World systems are now running and have been running for six thousand years. You can observe the governments, money systems and religions and see what Satan is up to. His lifestyle is most obvious to all True Christians to see and observe for themselves. The Beast Power is just that system in an expanded form. You are swimming in this system now, did you notice? The people seem to be doing these things now, but not to the degree that will soon be the norm. When you see these things being done, it is just an example of Satan’s government and lifestyle, nothing new here. The new part is the concept that this is the “good” way of life, or the “normal” way to live. This lifestyle must not become “normal” to a true Christian, either in “being unconcerned about others doing these things or wanting to do these things yourself” (mark in the forehead) or “by doing these things yourself” (mark in the hand) this type of conduct can never be condoned or taken lightly. The systems are not of a Christian origin and they are not to be defined as “good”, they are pagan and from Satan and not from God.
The plan is to get everyone to “willfully” join this (Satanic and Pagan) system of government and religion driving the money system and feeding everyone who follows it. The “end times” are all about showing the people of the world who God is and who Satan is, and what they stand for. Think about it for a moment. Could the average person actually recognize Jesus if they bumped into Him? Will people really see the similarity between what Jesus taught when He was here 2,000 years ago, and when He returns to bind Satan and lead everyone who doesn’t rebel into the Millennium?
The world will be too busy following Satan and his governments and the money and power that they control to notice (they will join and stay with the group, rather than follow the truth), and if they do notice the majority will opt to stay with the beast system (rather than fighting with the majority and loosing all of that fame), where the money and power is (and the toys that comes with it). The majority of them will prefer to follow the beast power and so they will choose to rebel. These people will have seen many miracles and heavenly signs. They will have heard the two witnesses speaking and performing miracles for many months and those who insist on rejecting the truth will be killed. The only way to fail to be saved is to reject the truth.
Ever wonder why it takes four pages to describe Satan’s system

and


only nine words to describe God’s system?
Ever wonder why Satan’s system has buildings full of law books to control and drive it.

And


God’s system has only two principles, Love God with all of your heart, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Ever wonder why Satan calls his religion the Mystery Religion?

and


God is love and outgoing concern and mercy.
<Gal 5:24-26> This shows the way to accomplish success, is to rely on Jesus, and to practice the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
Gal 5:24-26 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. NIV
The world is following Satan and it will soon be totally engrossed in his lifestyle (The Beast) and even taking on the literal goals that Satan has (of trying to destroy the earth and all of humanity including Jesus himself). This seems impossible until you look at the world from the perspective of <Gal 5:22-26 (Page 26) and 2 Tim 3:1-9 (Page 30)>. The reality is that Satan has been at this for almost 6,000 years, and is driving the world systems of the Money, Government and False Religions (The Beast).

APPENDIX M




The Opposite Of A Good Christian Attitude

“The Mark of the Beast” (The World System)

This seems to confuse most people and is just another mystery of the bible that makes it seem just too hard to understand. Is it possible to come to some conclusions about this topic? Is there any way that we can be sure that we are not going to be forced to take this mark or somehow just end up with it, not knowing about it, or that we even did it? To find out about what this mark of Satan is, we need to know what the mark of God is and then we can be better prepared to avoid the “Mark” of the end time Beast. This should not be much different than is being taught now, just the same false doctrines we now see.


What would you say would be the key thing that would set a person apart to have the approval and blessing of God and those who serve Him? What does the bible have to say about this subject? The one thing that stands out is the statement where God talks about a sign of obedience and approval. This is mentioned in many places throughout the old and new testaments. The first use of this term was after the flood <Gen 9:12-13>. The next example was when He was talking to Moses about the Sabbath rest<Ex 31:12-15> it is so important He made it as a sign between each person and God. Notice that those who did not keep it were then destroyed (killed or cut off from among His people). Keep the commandments <Deut 6:1-2 and Deut 6:8-9>.
Gen 9:12-13 12 And God said: "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. NKJV
Ex 31:12-15 12 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 13 "Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. NKJV
Deut 6:1-2 1 "Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, 2 that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. NKJV
Deut 6:8-9 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. NKJV
God seems to be focusing on the Sabbath (commandments) as the standard to live by, and when people do this, it is a sign between them and God. Now if we compare God’s lifestyle and Satan’s lifestyle this should make the mark stand out even more <Gal 5:13-26> and the results of those who did not like to retain God in their knowledge >.
Gal 5:13-26 13 You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. 14 The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." 15 If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. 16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. 17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.
19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other. NIV

Rom 1:28-32 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. NKJV
Now putting this into perspective by focusing on the last days, we can see how the people that have the mark of the beast will be conducting their lives. This is a big contrast considering what we just read about what God expects His people to be doing with their lives. There is no focus on God and His way of life, it is a form of godliness but denying its power and commandments, especially God’s Sabbaths (The seventh day of rest and the Holy Days) <2 Tim 3:1-9>.
2 Tim 3:1-9 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. NKJV
Now let us look in Strong’s Translation for the words about the mark in <Revelation 20:4> to see what is really said about this “mark” of the beast. Reading through the sentence we see that it is talking about joining in with this beast (Political and Religious) system to partake of the spoils and to be a part of this fun lifestyle and be a part of the “world’s” system and what it stands for and has to offer them.
Rev 20:4 ….Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God,

who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands.

And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years



Strong’s Translation of the words that are underlined

Those who did not choose to do reverence to, and adore this dangerous animal or his likeness or his profile or character and to have, hold, obtain, or receive as a badge of servitude in their mind or in their works.


Now think about the world keeping Sunday to observe instead of the real Sabbath, and think about the words that God spoke to the Israelites about the Sabbath being a sign between Him and His people. This is not some kind of trick or some new toy, it is just avoiding the Sabbath and playing with the world (the beast system of government, business and religion) either for monetary gain or to be a part of the popular crowd (or both).
By comparison the lifestyle of the average Christian will be quite different. They will be trying to please (obey) God, not themselves and NOT the beast system of government and religion. Those who do not worship the beast system will be busy here on the earth <Rev 20:4-6> reigning with Christ for a thousand years (the millennium). In the second resurrection there will only be a testing and learning of the people, not any more marriages or children <Luke 20:34-40> at that time (the one hundred years after the millennium). As it says there will be a system where all are treated equally and all will have the same chance to attain eternal life <Gal 3:26-29>.
Rev 20:4-6 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. NKJV
Luke 20:34-40 34 And Jesus answered and said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37 Now even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord 'the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' 38 "For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him." 39 Then some of the scribes answered and said, "Teacher, You have spoken well." 40 But after that they dared not question Him anymore. NKJV
Gal 3:26-29 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. NKJV
Now look at the last part of the verse <Ex 31:14>, it says plainly that those who do not keep the Sabbath will be cut off and or killed.
Ex 31:12-15 12 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 13 "Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: 'Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you. 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. NKJV
This is exactly what it states in plain English <Rev 19:21>, those who are insisting on following the beast power will be killed. The true perspective has to be brought out here. Those who were killed were rebelling against JESUS for 3½ years. The true picture is that this is a period of time where Jesus and the two witnesses were working with the Jews and also the rest of the people on the earth. Also, their eyes will be opened to see the truth. They have to opt to not look for the truth and so they will be killed and then resurrected in the hundred year period after the Millennium is over. That is then their time for judgment.
Rev 19:20-21 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. NKJV
Jesus will have been teaching and showing the whole world about His true lifestyle for 3½ years and so they will have no excuse for choosing to rebel and worship the beast. This is why they will be killed at the last moment before the Millennium starts (Armageddon) <Rev 16:12-16 and Rev 17:13-14>. (See the book “Prophesy and The Plan of God”)
Rev 16:12-16 12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame." 16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon. NKJV
Rev 17:13-14 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful." NKJV
The Two Witnesses Will prophesy for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. This will leave the people of the earth without any excuse, for continuing to follow the beast, or Satan’s powerful worldly system of government and religion. Those who still insist on continuing on this path even after seeing Jesus return and hearing the two witnesses prophesy and seeing them dole out the plagues to the beast government, are then removed just before the millennium begins.
Rev 11:3-6 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. NKJV

The concept of removing the bad or sinful things and influences before the Millennium starts is not new or is not that much of a mystery, just good old common sense. The Millennium is a time for things to be done on Earth as they are done in heaven <Matt 6:9-13> not a time for the doctrines of Satan to be present for one thousand years <Matt 13:36-43>.
Matt 13:36-43 36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house. And His disciples came to Him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the tares of the field." 37 He answered and said to them: "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. 40 Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. 41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear! NKJV
Matt 6:9-13 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. 13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. NKJV
The KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS <Rev 19:11-16> in righteousness He judges and makes war. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh <Rev 19:17-21>.
Rev 19:11-16 11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Rev 19:17-21 17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great." 19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. NKJV
The ones who have been obeying God will be changed to Spirit <Rev 15:1-3>.
Rev 15:1-4 1 Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete. 2 And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. 3 They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:
"Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty!

Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!

4 Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy.

For all nations shall come and worship before You, For Your judgments have been manifested."

The Beast,


(A blind group of Corporations, Political and Religious Organizations)

causing people to follow and work for Satan’s system of businesses, governments and religions


(and as a result they will be rebelling against what Jesus is teaching, or they will then acquire)

the mark of the beast

It would seem that there is a very close correlation between the Sabbath and the Mark of the Beast (Sunday worship). This is a blind corporation or groups of businesses tied together by computers and doing all of the buying and selling, or controlling who can buy and sell. This is almost true at this time. The people that have the mark can freely trade through this machine. The people that do not have the mark will be hindered or completely prohibited from trading within this system. Again, this is almost happening right now, it is just not used at it’s full potential to keep out the Sabbath keepers yet. Now you can see that with this kind of keeping track of your every move, that it is truly fitting the words in <2 Tim 3:1>.


2 Tim 3:1-9 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come
How hard do you think it would be to filter out these (no business on Saturday) transactions, or, keep them (Sabbath keepers) in a very non-competitive (weak and or poor) mode? This will be a constant attraction and later the threat of being unpopular or even eventually the threat of death if one refuses to join the rest of the group. This is very much being done today, just not yet to this degree, but very much the same system and the same leader (Satan). Just think about all of the things it takes to fit in to the popular crowd today. How much of that stuff represents Jesus lifestyle? NONE…
This will include:
The job duties (working on the Sabbath).

You are not allowed to work on Sunday and you do not have time off during the week.

The trading of equipment or money (those who do not work on Saturday are hindered or excluded).

The buying and selling of food (those who do not work on Saturday are hindered or excluded).

Doing business on the Sabbath (an activity or sale done only on Saturday).

Scheduling done on Saturday only (to buy or sell you must log in on Saturday).

Not showing up at the “normal” Sunday church services!

Not joining into the normal “Sunday religious conversations” at work.

Not being involved in the “Pagan” holidays at school or work.

Being absent on “Saturday” and the real “Holy Days” times of the year.
Do you really think that you can just blend in and nobody will notice, I don’t think so.
As you can see, the Saturday working (or worshiping) predicament can be turned into a restriction (controls or exclusions) <Rev 13:15-18>, or a complete stopping of all activities, including food purchases. <Rev 13:17> No Mark, No Food!
Rev 13:15-18 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. NKJV
Now putting this into perspective by focusing on the last days, we can see how the people that have the mark of the beast will be conducting their lives. This is a big contrast considering what we just read about what God expects His people to be doing with their lives. There is no focus on God and His way of life, it is a form of godliness but denying its power and commandments, especially God’s Sabbaths (The seventh day of rest and the Holy Days) <2 Tim 3:1-9>.
2 Tim 3:1-9 1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 8 Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; 9 but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was. NKJV

The Warning To Christians

You should (each persons responsibility is to watch always and study to keep and stay close to the faith once delivered) be aware of the truth (True Christianity), with a perceived knowledge (full understanding), to be resolved (to judge the times and people of the world and their religions), so you can speak about and be sure of the hope that dwells within you (having already laid a foundation and are sure of the Christian principles, so you can teach others about what is taking place), to help others understand these things (so others can realize why these things are happening and what they should now do with their lives). Because of these special conditions (the times are about six thousand years after the creation and the world events seem to show this may be the last days) this is the final period of time (the last days) circumstances brought on and through the idea of reducing the strength creates difficult and dangerous times, or (by implication) furious things, at a set or proper time, probably without warning (it will not be obvious to the world, they will not understand what they are really doing).



The Conduct of Those following the beast power

They are concerned only with oneself (putting self first and leaving God out of the picture). They are egotistical, self-absorbed, self-centered, self-involved, self-seeking, self-serving and just filled with being fond of self, while being fond of money, and having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in large quantity: They are acquisitive, avid, covetous, grasping, greedy, hungry, Informal and grabby. They are always boasting, bragging, and use the language as if they have to, hold and possess everyone and everything they see. They are very convinced of their own superiority (in the knowledge of Christianity) and importance (in the world, and in the possessions they have) and the act of appearing above others (To be great they need to surround themselves with real or imaginary subordinates). They are constantly being conspicuous, Haughty and proud, arrogant, high-and-mighty, insolent, lofty, lordly, overbearing, overweening, prideful. They are always scurrilious (using baseless rumors), or calumnious information that is damaging to the reputation (against men), or especially impious words (against God):


They are also stubborn and contumacious (Not submitting to discipline or control), disorderly, fractious, indocile, intractable, lawless, obstinate and not persuadable (not able to see the truth, and uninterested in listening to anyone or looking for it). They are also not showing or feeling gratitude (they are thankless, unappreciative and ungrateful) and they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy and as God says “they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths”.
They choose to not cherish (or respect) others affectionately; and also be hard-hearted towards their kindred (family): They are without libation (witch usually accompanied a treaty), (by implication) truce less: They are constantly spreading false rumors and lies. Becoming a traducer; especially like Satan, without self-control, and powerless to make good judgments. They are lame; savage: hard, harsh, rough cold and forbidding: austere, bleak, grim and stark. They are also showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint: They are barbarous, bestial, cruel, ferocious, inhuman and savage. They are hostile to virtue, and love to taunt one another to do something bold or rash by way of a challenge. They are pushing forward, headlong to outstrip and precede everyone else. This is an example of (in the sense of going forward into another's [the enemy's] hands) a surrender: They are pushing forward, headlong in an impetuous and impulsive manner. Tenaciously unwilling to yield: Bullheaded, dogged, hardheaded, mulish, obstinate, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, stiff-necked, tenacious. They are so headstrong that if needed, they will create a situation, taunting others to do something bold or rash by creating a challenge that will not include thinking things out, before acting on this story.
They will try to envelop everyone with smoke and inflate their position with self-conceit because they are overly convinced of their own superiority and importance. They are fond of pleasure, voluptuous or suggesting sexuality: sensual, sexual, sexy, suggestive activity. They are devoted to pleasure and luxury as a lifestyle. The formation (by implication or appearance) and semblance (or a formula). They will disavow (reject, abnegate, refuse) especially the miraculous power (usually by implication, a miracle itself): They will then defect or leave their first love. They will blend in or wrap themselves around others sneaking inside to entice and deceive. They will lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce :a longing (especially for what is forbidden), seeking information at all times to learn (in any way, and from any source, good or bad) and not even, ever, to be able to, or it be possible, for them to come to the full discernment (a true understanding) of truth (True Christianity).

The Result

They will then, always be on the other side of the fence, ready to stand against, and oppose the real truth and the correct paths to take. Because of this they will constantly choose the wrong paths and goals. These men are of a corrupted mind and will try to spoil entirely, (literally) to destroy; or (figuratively) to deprave the minds (divine or human; in thought, feeling, or will); by implication or meaning: Because they become totally unapproved and rejected and worthless concerning the truth, they will push forward or advance or grow no further (in amount; in time, or to eventually be well along): Their stupidity; by implication, rage and madness shall be wholly evident unto all men.



APPENDIX N



The Events of The End Times
The things taking place at this time are the fulfilling of the end times prophesies that will show the people of the world who Satan is and who Jesus is. At the same time Jesus will be taking the control of the earth from Satan and assuming His role as the King of Kings and the savior of all mankind. This will take three and one half years to complete.
The main parts that are described in Revelation are the seven seals, the seven trumpets and the seven bowls of God’s wrath. They are the prophesied steps that will lead to the millennium and Jesus leading those who want to follow God. Those that repent will live to continue learning and growing closer to God on into the Millennium.

The seven seals

The seven seals depict the world systems allowed to run their course and Satan driving the people on this earth to fight and kill each other while destroying the earth in the process. The fifth seal show the dead Saints wanting the whole thing to end soon and then the return of Jesus to the earth to begin the process of restoring all things and taking the control of this earth from Satan. The sixth seal s the return of Jesus in the cloud <Luke 21:25-28> and the church gathered together to be taught by Jesus. The seventh seal will involve the two witnesses and the seven trumpet plagues that give the world a chance to repent and live into the millennium.


Luke 21:25-28 25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near." NKJV

The Two Witnesses Will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days



Rev 11:3-6 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. NKJV

The Six Trumpets (Jesus shows everyone the truth)

The Seven Trumpets are the tribulation on the earth to show Gods power and cause some of the people to repent and be saved out of Satan’s world to live into the Millennium and learn the ways of Gods kingdom.



The Seventh Trumpet (The beginning of Jesus Kingdom) (The end of Satan’s world)

In the seventh trumpet the two witnesses will be killed and in three days raised. This will start the seven bowls of Gods wrath. There are many other things that take place at this time (see page 52 What events happen ON EARTH AFTER the angel sounds the 7th trumpet?)



The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath (cleaning up the mess) (Starting The Millennium)

The Seven Bowls of Wrath are the final removal of Satan and his system and those who insist on following that system. No one who wants to do those things will be allowed into the Millennium to influence and disturb the plan of God.



The Millennium (Things will be done on earth as they are in heaven)

The Millennium is a space of one thousand years <Rev 20:4> of man living under Gods influence and direction and leadership. The world will be a very different place and the air will be filled with the Holy Spirit and not the continues influences of Satan and those who follow him. Mans energies will be spent on learning to worship God (the first four commandments) and get along with his fellow man (the last six commandments).


Rev 20:4 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. NKJV

The first Six Seals




1 conquering and to conquer

And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer



2 take peace from the earth, people should kill one another

Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword



3 Famine

So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand. 6 And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine”.



4 power was given to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, beasts

So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth.



5 those who had been slain for the word of God, rest a little while

I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. 10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" 11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed



6 Jesus returns in the cloud (gather together His elect) (hide us from the face of Him)

He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. 13 And the stars of heaven fell to the earth, as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. 14 Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. and said to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb


Can we pinpoint the return of Jesus, not in time, but in events? Yes, we can! Jerusalem will not suffer another great tribulation. The next event to happen in Jerusalem will be the signs in the heavens and the return of Jesus <Matt. 24:29-31> and >. Notice in <Luke 21:27> it says, "And then they will SEE the Son of the Man coming IN A CLOUD with power and much glory.” Revelation is WRITTEN TO THE CHURCH who was not to experience the great tribulation – they fled and escaped.
Matt 24:29-31 29 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. NKJV
Luke 21:25-26 25 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. NKJV
Luke 21:27 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. NKJV

7 SEVENTH SEAL

full of SEVEN trumpet



The Six trumpet




1 a third of the trees, grass were burned up

A third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up



2 a third of the sea destroyed

A third of the sea became blood. 9 And a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed



3 A third of the waters destroyed

A great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. 11 The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the water, because it was made bitter



4 a third of the sun, moon and stars

A third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day did not shine, and likewise the night. 13 And I looked, and I heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!



5 bottomless pit opened, out of the smoke locusts

I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. And their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them. 7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women's hair, and their teeth were like lions' teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon. 12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things



6 the four angels were released to kill a third of mankind.

And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed--by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths. 19 For their power is in their mouth and in their tails; for their tails are like serpents, having heads; and with them they do harm. 20 But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. 21 And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.


What follows (The 7th trumpet) are the events that removes the worldly systems of Satan and those who insist on following those systems. The steps Jesus will take to gain control of the earth and remove (bind) Satan and those who follow him, preparing the way for the Millennium to begin so it can be done on earth as it is in haven, as prophesy shows.

The 7th trumpet sounds (Seven Bowels of the wrath of God)

15The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever." 16And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. 18The nations were angry; and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great- and for destroying those who destroy the earth." 19Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm



Seven Bowels of the wrath of God




1

So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.



2



The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.

3



The third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying:

4



The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.

5



The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.

6



The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame." 16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.

7



The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" 18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great.

APPENDIX O



After the 7th Trumpet What Events Happen On The Earth
What events happen ON EARTH AFTER the angel sounds the 7th trumpet? Revelation does not have all the answers.
1. Church is changed to Spirit and taken to be with Jesus. See <I Cor 15:50-58> – <1 Thes 4:13-18>.
1 Cor 15:50-58 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed-- 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
55 "O Death, where is your sting?

O Hades, where is your victory?"
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. NKJV
1 Thess 4:13-18 13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. NKJV
2. Church is married to Jesus. See <Mat 25:1-13>.
Matt 25:1-13 1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!' 7 "Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9 "But the wise answered, saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us!' 12 "But he answered and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.' 13 "Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. NKJV
3. Jesus stands on the Mount of Olives. <Zech 14:4 and Acts 1:9-12>.
Zech 14:4 4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, Which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, From east to west, Making a very large valley; Half of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south. NKJV
Acts 1:9-12 9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day's journey. NKJV
4. Jesus enters Jerusalem where the Jews fulfill <Mat 23:38-39>.
Matt 23:38-39 38 See! Your house is left to you desolate; 39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, 'Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!' NKJV
5. Jesus reaps (saves) those who repented <Rev. 14:14-16> during the five trumpet plagues through the angel <Rev. 14:6-7> commissioned to preach to them. This includes the Jews who are called to the marriage supper.
Rev 14:14-16 14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe." 16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped. NKJV
Rev 14:6-7 6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth--to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people-- 7 saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." NKJV
6. The Jews called to the marriage supper of the Lamb rejoice. <Rev 19:9 and Mat 22:8-14>.
Rev 19:9 9 Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God." NKJV
Matt 22:8-14 8 Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.' 10 "So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 14 "For many are called, but few are chosen." NKJV
7. Jesus pours out the 7 bowls of wrath upon the incorrigible wicked causing all the cities of the nations to fall including the system of Babylon the great. See <Revelation 16>. Page 56
Rev 16
1 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth."
2 So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.
3 Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man; and every living creature in the sea died.
4 Then the third angel poured out his bowl on the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying:
"You are righteous, O Lord, The One who is and who was and who is to be, Because You have judged these things. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, And You have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due."
7 And I heard another from the altar saying, "Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments."

8 Then the fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and power was given to him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory.


10 Then the fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom became full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues because of the pain. 11 They blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and did not repent of their deeds.
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame." 16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
17 Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" 18 And there were noises and thunderings and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. 19 Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath. 20 Then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent. Men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail, since that plague was exceedingly great. NKJV
8. Jesus goes out to fight the abyss beast and the false prophet and defeats them. See <Rev 19:11-21 and Rev 14:17-20>.
Rev 19:11-21 11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, 18 that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great." 19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh. NKJV
Rev 14:17-20 17 Then another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe." 19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trampled outside the city, and blood came out of the winepress, up to the horses' bridles, for one thousand six hundred furlongs. NKJV
9. Satan bound for one thousand years. <Rev 20:1-3>.
Rev 20:1-3 1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. NKJV
10. Saints reign with Christ. <Rev 20:4-7>.
Rev 20:4-7 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. NKJV

Now that God has proclaimed He is the ruler of the nations He BEGINS to destroy His enemies as explained in <chapters 14, 16 and 19> and to reign. Page 55, 56, 59


The CONTEXT in <verses 15-19> does not include the resurrection of judgment, but only the events in preparation for the millennium.
Rev 11:15-19 15 Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" 16 And the twenty-four elders who sat before God on their thrones fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying:
"We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, The One who is and who was and who is to come, Because You have taken Your great power and reigned. 18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come, And the time of the dead, that they should be judged, And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints, And those who fear Your name, small and great, And should destroy those who destroy the earth."
19 Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail. NKJV

APPENDIX P



The Millennium and Beyond
This is not new or secret news, this is reality and Jesus is not going to go along with this type of problem when He returns to rule the earth for a thousand years with a rod of iron. Nothing new or strange here, just the true Godly lifestyle, no exceptions. The millennium will not have the influence of Satan and those who choose to follow him, everyone’s mind will be tuned to Jesus, not Satan <Jer 31:33-34>. It will now be done on earth as it is done in Heaven. There will be no more of Satan’s presence or influence. Everyone that chooses to, will be following Jesus <Acts 2:14-21>.
Jer 31:33-34 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, 'Know the LORD,' for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." NKJV
Acts 2:14-21 14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17'And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. 21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.' NKJV
As the millennium begins, Satan will be bound for a thousand years, waiting to be loosed for a little while in the one hundred year period after the millennium.
Rev 20:1-3 1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 3 and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. NKJV
Rev 20:4-6 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years. NKJV
Rev 20:7-10 7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. NKJV

The great white throne judgment. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. And they were judged, each one according to his works.


Rev 20:11-15 11 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. 14 Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. NKJV

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth



Rev 21:1-8 1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." 5 Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." 6 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." NKJV
Rev 21:22-27 22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. NKJV

And they shall reign forever and ever



Rev 22:1-5 1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. 4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book



Rev 22:6-11 6 Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true." And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place. 7 Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book." 8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 Then he said to me, "See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." 10 And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still."

I am coming quickly



Rev 22:12-17 12 "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last." 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. 16 I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star." 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

The Warning



Rev 22:18-20 18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! NKJV

APPENDIX Q
The order of Salvation

1 The Real Living Messiah (Jesus Christ A Life-Giving Spirit)

The FIRST period of salvation was offered to Jesus Christ. Jesus came as the second Adam to be tested in all points as all men are tested. He was chosen FIRST because He was the only One qualified to deliver mankind out of sin and death. And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. Jesus is called the FIRSTBORN OUT OF THE DEAD <1 Cor 15:23>. The Messiah will return to restore all things <>.


1 Cor 15:23 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. NKJV
John 4:23-26 23But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." 25 The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming" (who is called Christ). "When He comes, He will tell us all things." 26 Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He." NKJV


2 The First-Fruits (Church)

In the SECOND period, salvation was offered to Israel as a nation. The hardened (unbelieving) Israelites were the branches of the olive tree that were broken off. The BELIEVING Israelites THAT REMAINED IN THE TREE became the election (CHURCH). God called believing Gentiles to replace the unbelieving Israelites in the olive tree. THE CHURCH IS NOW COMPOSED OF ISRAELITES AND GENTILES. Of the church <James 1:18> says, "Exercising His will He gave birth to us in word of truth, into us to be a KIND OF FIRST-FRUITS (THAT WHICH IS HARVESTED FIRST) of the creatures of Him." <Rom 8:23>.


James 1:18 8 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. NKJV
Rom 8:23 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. NKJV

3 Resurrection of the Just (Millennium)

The THIRD PERIOD OF TIME FOR SALVATION begins in the day of the Lord, a time of judgment, and continues into the Millennium. In order for God to BEGIN fulfilling <John 3:14-21> for ALL men. He will send two witnesses <Rev. 11:3-6> to call men to prepare for Christ's millennial rule. These two witnesses will prophesy (preach) over 3 ½ years during the day of the Lord. Their prophesying will end very shortly before the 7th trumpet sounds. After that things will be done on earth as they are in heaven. Jesus will be ruling, not Satan and those who follow him, they will be removed.


John 3:14-21 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." NKJV
Rev 11:3-6 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. 6 These have power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. NKJV
In the resurrection of the "just”, in the beginning of the 7th trumpet, when the kingdom of God is restored, Jesus Christ as King of the earth, and God's church consisting of 144,000 Israelites, plus an indefinite number of Gentiles will be the only ones in the Kingdom of God as Spirit Beings. Next, billions of people will be taken into God’s Kingdom out of Christ's millennial reign.
All during the millennium Jesus will rule the whole earth from Jerusalem. The population of the earth at the end of the millennium will be in the billions. In the end of the millennium all MILLENNIAL PEOPLE will be changed into Spirit Beings having been given eternal life. Because of that the earth will be empty of physical beings, making it ready for the NEXT PERIOD OF TIME when salvation is offered to the rest of mankind.
The church has already been resurrected into spiritual bodies. ”...And they (the church) lived and reigned with the Christ the thousand years. And THE REST OF THE DEAD DID NOT LIVE UNTIL. THE THOUSAND YEARS WERE FINISHED..." This is the resurrection of Judgment.

4 Resurrection Of Judgment (The 100 Year Period)


(For All Peoples From Adam To The Seventh Trumpet)
The FOURTH period of time is called the RESURRECTION OF JUDGMENT. The resurrection of judgment follows immediately after the millennium. The resurrection of judgment includes all the people who have died from the days of Adam up to the millennium (except for the church).
The largest group of people by far to be taken into God's kingdom will come out of the resurrection of judgment. After that there will be a new earth and a new Jerusalem where all the saved will dwell with God eternally
Do not marvel at this; because is coming an hour in which ALL the dead bodies in the tombs will hear the voice of Him (Jesus) and will come out – the dead having done good, into resurrection of life, but the dead having practiced the evil into resurrection of judgment." The Greek word translated judgment here is "krisews" which is gentive singular of "krivw" meaning “to separate”, to call to account – a judging process that can lead to acquittal or punishment. The emphasis here is “being called to account”. There is a purpose for God allowing men to be evil. That is why there is a resurrection of judgment.

The Kingdom of God

But what about our generation? Christians must be filled with God's Holy Spirit and become spiritually mature before they can INHERIT God's kingdom. The Holy Spirit of God's DIVINE NATURE was NOT given to any men BEFORE JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED, RESURRECTED AND GLORIFIED. But each person is offered only ONE day (or period) of salvation (church, millennium or resurrection of judgment) as God chooses for him.


In the Kingdom of God all God's sons will be given a glory of their own in an inheritance that will supply them with every need and substance to please God and to love one another forever. There will be SAMENESS as security, and there will be VARIETY as a source of continual awe in the ways of God. We see the pattern of that in God's physical creation in the heavens and the earth.
After the seventh trumpet judgment is completed (The Seven Bowels of the wrath of God) and Jesus has cast Satan into the abyss, He will begin to rule over all the earth. The ones' who repented in the day of the Lord will receive salvation and will participate in the millennial kingdom of God. <Isaiah 2:1-5> says, "...In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as chief among the mountains (nations); it will be raised above the hills, and ALL NATIONS WILL STREAM TO IT. MANY PEOPLES will come and say, 'Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.' The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem... " Read also <Isaiah chapter 11>.
Isa 2:1-5 1 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it. 3 Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, And the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore.
5 O house of Jacob, come and let us walk In the light of the LORD. NKJV

Isa 11 1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
3 His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; 4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. 5 Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist.
6 "The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them. 7 The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra's hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea.
10 "And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious."
11 It shall come to pass in that day That the LORD shall set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people who are left, From Assyria and Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands of the sea.
12 He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth. 13 Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, And Judah shall not harass Ephraim. 14 But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; Together they shall plunder the people of the East; They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab; And the people of Ammon shall obey them. 15 The LORD will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, And strike it in the seven streams, And make men cross over dry-shod. 16 There will be a highway for the remnant of His people Who will be left from Assyria, As it was for Israel In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt. NKJV
<Zech 14:16-19> says, "Then the SURVIVORS from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles..."
Zech 14:16-19 16 And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 17 And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, on them there will be no rain. 18 If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the LORD strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles. NKJV

APPENDIX R

ENCOURAGING BELIEVERS

Encouragement has several sources of inspiration. All of us have heard the expressions, "We have confidence that you will be a success" or "We know you can do it." This inspiration comes from self confidence and is a source of physical encouragement, All people share in this experience of self confidence,. But for. the Believers there is a much better source of encouragement that is not of themselves, It comes from God, Paul wrote, "...for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that HE IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO SEEK HIM <Heb. 11:6>,"


Heb 11:6 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. NKJV
He encouraged them to remain faithful so Christ's coming would be rewarding to them. Paul also gave examples of those who lived before them and suffered in faith thereby gaining God's approval <Heb, chap. 11>.
Heb 11:1-40 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
4 By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, "and was not found, because God had taken him"; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude--innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. 15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 of whom it was said, "In Isaac your seed shall be called," 19 concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's command. 24 By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, 26 esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. 28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.

30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace. 32 And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: 33 who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again. And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. 36 Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented-- 38 of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, 40 God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us. NKJV


Real lasting encouragement is not from physical blessings or anything of this world. Lasting encouragement is found in the promise and faithfulness of God. Paul again said to the Hebrews, "In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the un-changeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, in order that by TWO UNCHANGEABLE THINGS, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have STRONG ENCOURAGEMENT, we who have fled for refuge in laying hold of the hope set be-fore us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us „. <Heb. 6:7-20>,". Abraham believed God and "...was looking for the City which has foundations whose architect and builder is God <Heb 11:10>.” Abraham showed his DESIRE for this heavenly city by leaving all his earthly possessions and journeying to a strange place where he dwelled in tents. Four times the heavenly New Jerusalem is mentioned as a reason for the He-brews to remain faithful. Most discouragement comes from being distracted by physical events and thing's. Paul wrote, "...and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS who has endured the cross... For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you MAY NOT GROW WEARY AND LOSE HEART <Heb 12:1-3>."
Heb 6:7-20 7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; 8 but if it bears thorns and briars, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. 10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, "Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you." 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. NKJV
Heb 11:10 10 for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. NKJV
Heb 12:1-3 1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls. NKJV
Things will not always remain as they are today. God has promised eternal life in New Jerusalem to mature Believers. Some have made New Jerusalem into a physical city shaped like a pyramid. That idea is not found in the Bible. In the Bible the type of the New Jerusalem is the camp of Israel with the tabernacle or temple of God in its midst. New Jerusalem is the heavenly Eden, the paradise of God. John in Revelation describes it as a place full of glorified people who surround God with their glory from past experiences and responsibilities with God. The twelve apostles, as foundations of the wall, represent the testimony of Jesus Christ. The 144,000 Israelites, as the gates of pearl, represent the commandments of God, The great multitude in white robes, as the walls of jasper, represent the salvation of God. Jesus Christ, as the street of acid, represents the way of righteousness. The Lamb (Jesus Christ), as .he Light of the city, represents the perception and illumination of the reality of God's glory, God Almighty and the Lamb, as the temple, represent God's everlasting holy Presence. All power and authority, as the throne of God, represents the source of all existence, Eternal life flows out of God's throne in the midst of the city like a river for all to drink. The tree of life never ceases bearing the fruits of God‘s Spirit, Just think, there will be no death or pain or sorrow because there will be no more hate, greed or falsehood. Only glory and honor will be allowing to come into the city, The inhabitants of the city will see the face of God Almighty and the Lamb in all their glory and power, I may not have described the hope set before Believers as some would, but anyone just thinking on the City of God and the bride, the wife of the Lamb will have hope. A mind full of hope is not prone to discouragement, Keeping our eyes on Jesus Christ and His promises ‘brings the greatest source of encouragement for Believers.
Rev 21:1-27 1 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." 5 Then He who sat on the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." And He said to me, "Write, for these words are true and faithful." 6 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife." 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. 12 Also she had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13 three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west. 14 Now the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 15 And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. 16 The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Its length, breadth, and height are equal. 17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel. 18 The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. 21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. 23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. 24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it. 25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. NKJV
Rev 22:1-5 1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. 4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. NKJV

APPENDIX S

The Real Technology



To get a very good idea of the general overview and design of the universe is much easier than the “world view scientists” would have you believe, you really can do it. No matter how little you learn, you will be far ahead of most people that are supposed to be “experts” in their field. Don’t concentrate on the science unless you have the background to assimilate the information, just enjoy the story flow and let the science soak in bit by bit.

BOOK I (How The Universe Works)



Aether (Where it all begins. This is the source of gravity and is what controls all things in the universe)

Physics (introducing the Vortex atom theory, also adding many new concepts including a new gravity theory)

Particle physics (the real construction of the atoms and the theory of matter and energy)

Quantum Mechanics (what the particles are and what keeps the atoms together)

Einstein’s special relativity (light is not the fastest thing in the universe, this will also destroy Radiometric dating estimates)

Thermodynamics (new energy concepts will change this definition, they only define a closed system)

Energy and Joule's law (using velocity and force, you will see that energy is defined incorrectly)

Electronics (the electron theories are flawed and do not correctly explain the fundamental principles of electronics)

BOOK II (Creation Science)



History (The key Archaeological points of history are hidden and the artifacts are hidden to prevent more questions)

Geologic Column (There is no geologic column, and for the rest of the story…)

Creationist Research (There is real research being done that proves the standard theories wrong)

Geology (the earth and the universe is very young, given the true facts)

Genetics (The DNA will degenerate in about 10,000 years)

Biology (the Darwin theory is totally impossible and there is no evidence to support it, the DNA is locked to kinds)

Taxonomy (when the evidence is reconstructed correctly, history does point to a creation, just a few thousand years ago)

Radiometric dating (There is no validity in any of this concept of finding the age of something)
These are some of the most fundamental and basic concepts that everyone uses to control and direct the energy and science theory of today. Almost all of these theories are unsound and or misleading to the point of total deception. It would seem that this is almost a proof that the Creation (science) is indeed directly connected to religion (True Christianity) because the teaching of the fundamental underlying principles are purposefully flawed to keep everyone from ever discovering the simple true science that will of course then point directly to a creation and a creator (Jesus) and one’s own personal accountability to that creator. The following paragraphs will bring out some of the science principals that show a true picture of the universe that was created for us to keep and enjoy. As you will soon learn, the truth about science or religion will never win any popularity contest in today’s world. You may skip around to topics of interest, but it is better to read straight through to better understand the things that are presented here.
First, there are several topics listed next to give you an idea of what is happening and what to look for. The topics are followed by a paragraph that will describe what the basic idea is and where to look in the rest of the papers for a more complete answer. In most cases there will be several papers involved in this concept and you will need to read several papers to draw a reasonable conclusion and feel comfortable with it. In most cases the ideas are quite different from the norm that is taught today, just have patience and read the papers learning one thing at a time until you can see the whole picture clearly. The concepts are actually very simple and will fit together and make sense when the whole picture is more clearly seen.
The book is over 400 pages long and represents 18 selected papers written by different people from all over the world. They were selected from hundreds of different research papers as a good representation of the best picture now available. They are not edited or changed and include the source, so you can pick up the phone or surf the net to verify this information and maybe even improve on it! If you are able to do that, please let me know so I can update this book with the latest breaking news of the True Science that everybody should be familiar with and know about. That happens about every six months.
We are seeing the creation here as a young and created universe, through a glass darkened, this is just the beginning(remember the verse here a little and there a little). Read and enjoy.

INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
The following paragraphs are describing some of the man points or topics in this book. As you can see, they do not follow the standard line in the textbooks, nor do they present a silly story line, just some of the things that the standard science either can not, or will not have any clear answers to. When you connect all of the dots, the book paints a real picture of the real universe that does make the dots fit together.
BOOK I (How The Universe Works)

The Aether

The New Physics principles show that the Aether (The Spiritual Creation) surrounds the physical universe that we can see and touch. This “Aether” is the medium that the physical universe exists and operates in. The Aether has certain properties whose effects can be observed and measured. The first and most obvious thing that everyone can observe is gravity, or the force that keeps the sun and planets and moon in balance, and not flying away or crashing into one another. This force is one of the most obvious things that one can use to observe the Aether. By default the gravity force has to be 2.5 x 1012 times faster than the speed of light (see “The Speed of Gravity - What the Experiments Say) or the planets and the moon would spiral away in a very short time. They are actually doing that now to a very small degree, and this phenomena actually helps to prove that the universe is not more than a few thousands of years old. The Aether is not just affecting light speed (electron flow and electromagnetic radiation) but also atomic decay or the radiometric dating of the rocks and fossils. It is not possible to get a correct date by this method (see “The Radiometric Dating Game”). This is also contradictory to Einstein’s special relativity and the speed of light being the fastest thing in the universe. The theory that light is the fastest thing in the universe (Einstein) has no foundation at all (see “Entropy in the Old Creation”). The speed of light is only the nominal or normal travel speed through the Aether. This is similar to the speed of sound through air is different than the speed of sound through water, this does not mean that one is the maximum or the other is the minimum speed, just the speed of sound through that medium (see “The Resonant Velocity of Space”).



The Force of Gravity

The “gravity force” is not pulling objects toward the earth or any other large mass. This force is actually the object being repelled by the Aether and the interference so to speak of this mass between the Aether and the object. This Aether force is pushing on, or repelling all objects (see “Radiant Pressure Model of Remote Forces”) because they create an unbalanced or shadowed or shielded situation, causing an unequal force to exist (gravity). This shielding will only go so far, or the maximum gravity force is not infinite, but just a little more than the gravity of the Earth (no black holes exist). The speed of light was at one time the same as the speed of gravity is now, this is why you can see the whole universe and that also means that the universe is not expanding at all (see “Atomic Behavior of Light and The Red Shift”). This current light speed is simply a representation of the permeability of the Aether at this time. This also explains the concept of curved space, the Aether is to a degree distorted by the presence of any physical material, causing the warping of space (observable). This unevenness of the Aether caused by the interaction of all of the planets and the sun, is also responsible for the weather patterns, this mild stirring of the Aether is a partial cause the different weather patterns around the Earth. Gravity is then just simply a push down or the result of the Earth shadowing the object on the surface from the other side, resulting in an unequal force or “a seemingly downward pull” of gravity. The Ocean is not dead level, it is actually as much as 80 feet higher around some of the Islands, proving the theory once again, the Aether force follows the contour of the Earth (Tesla). To further prove this concept, the tides are at their lowest directly under the Moon, this is because the Moon is shadowing the Earth, not attracting the water.





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