The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #1070
What do you believe?
by John Rhine
This is what I believe after having studied my Bible with the Holy Spirit's counsel:
 It's all there, if you just study and rightly divide the "Word of God", you'll find it too!
That, billions of years ago God was alone.
That, God had Wisdom, but no family to love or to love Him in return.
That, at that time, for His pleasure, billions of years ago, God created us, His children as spirit beings like Himself, with celestial bodies that never got sick or died (God originally created our souls to live forever and our celestial bodies to last forever).
That, He could have created us like robots, programed to love Him, but finding no pleasure in that option, chose to give us free will.
That, He gave us free will knowing that in doing so, He risk our not returning His love.
That, He also created our brother Lucifer to be our guide in that spiritual world.
That, God then created the world that then was (the first earth age) as a home for us to live in with Lucifer as our priest and leader.
That, Lucifer, using his free will, decided he would take over and become like God.
That, Lucifer deceived one third or approximately 4 1/2 billion of us, convincing that many of us that he truly was capable of being more powerful than or as powerful as God.
That, God, in His fierce anger over Lucifer's betrayal, removed us from the earth during that first earth age and destroyed everything, actually knocking the earth off its perfect axis and causing a world wide flood [Lucifer's/Satan's flood; not Noah's flood]. This flood killed all flesh and blood life. [i.e. The end of the dinosaurs; the end of the first earth age]
That, God, at this time, sentenced Lucifer to everlasting death, with the sentence to be carried out at a future date only after He[God] uses him(Lucifer,now called Satan) to help discover which of us, truly by our own free will, will remain or become faithful to Him(God) during this, second, earth age.
That, God chose not to destroy us, His children, at that time, even the ones who followed Lucifer, because He loves us and realized we had no appreciation of the finality of death; our only experience with death, having been witness to the life and death of the flesh and blood beings of the animal kingdom [dinosaurs and such] during that first earth age.
That, a number of us who had stayed faithful to God, continuing to worship Him and showing our love for Him.
That, The majority of us did not take sides with Lucifer against God,  but we also did not actively choose God over Lucifer either.
That, God knew that many of us could not really appreciate the finality of death, even though we witnessed it in animals, so He had a plan whereby we could be saved from the same fate as Lucifer which is eternal death of the soul (TO BE NO MORE).
That, He would, one by one, in our turn, over a period of time, during a second earth age, (the one we are living in now) place us into flesh and blood bodies to experience the life and death of our flesh body, i.e. the shadow of death (talked about in the 23rd. Psalm), so that we might by so doing realize how final the death of our souls would be and allowing us then, if we had not already done so, to by our own free will, choose to be faithful to Him.
That, Some of us who remained faithful in the first earth age He chose, predestined, for a special purpose in this flesh life without free will because He knew we had already chosen to be faithful to Him in the first earth age. (referring to us as "the elect" in the Bible)
That, God then created this new earth and created human life, (The Hebrew word translated man, in verse one is "adham" without the article and particle ('eth-ha), it means "mankind in general".), He created them male and female and has each of us in turn being born of water and existing here in flesh bodies, similar to that of animals, so we can gain appreciation of life and the finality of death by experiencing both, physical life and physical death while living here in flesh bodies; And no longer being able to communicate with our loved ones who have already died, this shadow death (physical death).
(Note: even though this "adham", meaning "mankind in general", is also translated Man in Genesis chapter one, this is not the individual man "Adam "'eth-ha adham" and and his help meet Eve" of Genesis chapter two)
That, He did this [created this new earth] over a six day (approx. 6000 year) period of time and on the seventh day (approx. 1000 year period) he rested while many of us (the races) came to earth, and still do, through the womb experiencing life and death during our short stay here on earth.
That, we all, in the flesh, fall short of the perfection he requires of his children.
That, He decided to come to earth Himself as a flesh man to offer His own blood as a sacrifice for sin to all who would choose life through Him rather than death through Satan (Lucifer, now called Satan).
That, on another day (I refer to it as the eighth day, only because it's described in the Bible in Genesis chapter two after God's rest on the seventh day) he formed a new line of humans, the Hebrew word translated "man" in Genesis chapter 2 verse 7 is "'eth-ha adham", with the article and particle ('eth-ha), and it means "this same man, Adam" whose descendants were to remain of pure pedigree, made up of only souls of those of us from the first earth age who stuck by Him during Satan's uprising.
That, He Himself would come to earth in a flesh body as a descendant of this new Adamic line of humans.
That, from day one, Satan determined he would corrupt that Adamic('eth-ha adham) line with his own seed.
That, Satan did corrupt a branch of that new ('eth-ha adham) line before it ever really got started when he seduced Eve in the garden and she bore Cain.
That, after Cain murdered Abel, a pure branch did survive through Adam's and Eve's son Seth.
That, over several generations others of us, loyal to Satan, came to earth without entering through the womb, i.e. being born of water, and impregnated daughters of Seth's descendants.
That, the situation got so bad that when there were only eight pure blooded ('eth-ha adham)Adamic descendants left God again decided to destroy all other human life, in that part of the world, with a second but less devastating local flood (Noah's flood).
That, even after Noah's flood still more of us continued to come to earth without entering through the womb (producing another giant species of man of which Goliath was one).
That, a pure strain of eighth day man (This individual man, Adam's and Eve's descendants, of pure ('eth-ha adham) pedigree) did survive through Abraham's and Sarah's son Isaac, via Isaac's son, Jacob (Israel) and from that line God came to earth, through the womb of a virgin descendant, in the person of Jesus Christ (Who then was both God and man).
That, Jesus, being God in the flesh, lived a perfect life without sin and therefore; (being both God and man) was qualified and able to become the ultimate sacrifice.
That, after we all have been to earth through the womb (over a period of about 6000 years since the creation of the individual man, 'eth-ha adham, Christ will return and we will all be changed back into spirit bodies, similar to the bodies we had in the first earth age.
That, before Jesus returns, Lucifer/Satan [as the false-christ] will come and deceive many professing Christians and also non Christians into believing that he is Christ.
That, those of us who claim to be Christians and are deceived [have the mark of the beast in our forehead] will be so ashamed when Jesus says, "Depart from me, I never knew you".
That, When Christ returns we will all be changed back into our spiritual (celestial) bodies; the Millennium (those 1000 years) will be a spiritual (not flesh and blood) existence for all of us, both the saved, and the walking dead (as yet unsaved) as the Bible calls them.
That, some of us who have already accepted and truly know Christ (as in, having invited Him to enter our heart, and transforming us into a new person, who does His will naturally), now knowing how to tell the difference between what is holy and what is profane, will receive eternal life at His return (the first resurrection)
That, those of us who receive eternal life at that first resurrection will rule with Christ for 1000 years teaching the rest of us (those of us called the walking dead because we will have souls that are still liable to perish) the difference between what is Holy and what is profane [summer school, you might call it, for the walking dead]
That, Those referred to as the dead, during the Millennium, are those of us who did not receive eternal life at Christ's return, who while being yet alive all through the Millennium, are still liable to perish at the Great White Throne of Judgment depending on their works during and at the end of the Millennium.
That, Satan will be locked up and unable to negatively influence us for this 1000 year period.
That, we will all (every one who ever lived, except Satan, and those of us who did not come to earth through the womb) live on earth with Christ for 1000 years (approx. 12 billion of us).
That, after one thousand years living without evil influence, but with all now having foreknowledge of what death is, Satan will be loosed for a little while to again tempt us.
That, any of us who did not receive eternal life at our Lord's return, now having this foreknowledge, who still choose to follow Satan, will be judged at the Great White Throne and sentenced to the same fate as Satan - to perish by the all consuming fire which is God.
That, God now, after all that,  knows that all of us who chose to follow Him in the first earth age and/or during the grace period of this earth age did so because we love Him, allowing Him to change our hearts to what He would have us be.

That, the walking dead who choose to follow God and holiness rather then Satan and what is profane, when Satan is released for a short time at the end of the Millennium, will at that time also be granted eternal life (the second resurrection).
That, then God will have achieved His goal of having children, for all of eternity, (made up of sixth day men, i.e. the races, and eighth day men), who are pure in heart not because he created us without the ability to sin but knowing we loved Him and chose Him to purified us not by His will alone, but by our own free will.
That, as we humans measure time, is a long drawn out process, but the only way God could create offspring who end up not only being perfect, but who love Him, as He loves us, by our own free will.
That, He created us with the ability to be imperfect, yet with a free will to choose if we want Him to change our hearts from imperfection to perfection.
That, we will spend eternity here in a new heaven and earth [the third heaven and earth age] in spirit bodies, like our Fathers, and we will be His family and He will be our Father and our God.
Again I ask... What do you believe?
I did not make these things up or take any man's word for truth.

It's all there in your Bible.

Matthew 13:10  And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13  Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15  For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17  For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18  Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19  When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
Mark 4:1  And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land.
2  And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
3  Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4  And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
5  And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth:
6  But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.
7  And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.
8  And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred.
9  And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10  And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
11  And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
12  That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
13  And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
14  The sower soweth the word.
15  And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
16  And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;
17  And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended.
18  And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
19  And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
20  And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.

"The Parable of the Fig Tree" Pamphlet 1031 In Mark 13:28 Jesus said Learn it! Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree;... If Jesus said learn it, don't you think it would be good for your spiritual well-being to listen to him and "Learn It!"
In order to understand  "The Parable of the Fig Tree"  you must understand  "The Parable of the Tares" Pamphlet 7007 in order to understand  "The Parable of the Tares"  you must understand "The Parable of the Sower" Pamphlet 7000

But you won't find it all in one book, chapter, or verse.
Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10  For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11  For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12  To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13  But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
If you truly love the Lord and search for the truth, with the Holy Spirit's help, you will find it.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16  But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 Rejoice evermore.
17  Pray without ceasing.
18  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
19  Quench not the Spirit.
20  Despise not prophesyings.
21  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
22  Abstain from all appearance of evil.
With the Holy Spirit's help!
1 Corinthians 2:6  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8  Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9  But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17  If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Jesus said, "I told you all things."
Mark 13:22  For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
23  But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
That includes all the physical things that happened to our ancestors. They happened as examples to help us understand the spiritual things which we will experience in the end time.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come
If you don't know the scriptures, you don't know the Lord!
Matthew 22:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Mark 12:24  And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
John 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Some of you may ask, "Why is it, that the Bible is written in such a "divided" fashion that one must go digging for the truth?"
The answer is, "So that when you go digging for it, you'll find it!"
But, Proclaiming Christians that don't hunger enough for the truth to dig for it in God's word, won't find it!
Caution - If you don't have "Eyes to See" and "Ears to Hear"  you won't recognize truth or believe it when you do come across it!
Live Link to-> Find and Fill in the Gaps

 Jesus said, "Abide in me"  Ref. Scripture John 15:3-10
Is the Word of God sealed in your mind and written in your heart whereby you have "life"?

Or are you too busy with church and church activities, as in playing tabernacle,
to take the time to get to know Jesus Christ whereby His Word, His Spirit, the Holy Spirit,
unites with your spirit (your intellect) and you become one in Him?

Christian, if you are going to get any benefit from reading your Bible, you had better have Christ spit on your eyes like the blind man from Bethsaida! See pamphlet #7027

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