Basic facts you need to know to understand Scripture without perceived conflicts.

Before we begin,  "Do you see men as trees walking?"
If you don't, please pray that the Lord teaches you to "see clearly".
(live link-) to-"See Men as Trees Walking"

The following are things I have come to believe after many years of studying Scripture. My advice to you is to read them over carefully, with a open mind.  Then check everything you read against Scripture, prayerfully with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  Check Scripture against Scripture. If it checks out, even though it is not what you have previously been taught or believe, accept it as truth and discard what you previously believed. Remember, Scripture never contradicts Scripture.
John Rhine
(live links-) to- Scripture Never Contradicts Scripture
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(live link-) to-Genesis Chapters 1 through 11
I believe you need to know:
#1. That,
billions of years ago, God had wisdom, but He was all alone.
((live link-) to-God had wisdom
He decided:
#1 to have a family, so He created us, His children
((live link-) to-God's Children)
((live link-) to-God's Angel controls situations according to His will.
(live link-) to-I also believe, Your angel in heaven is non other than you!
(live link-) to-We, you and me, were all created before the earth existed.

and #2 He also created the heaven, and the earth as a beautiful place for us to live.

(live link-) to- It is unfortunate that traditional Christianity does not teach about the first earth age that existed back when Satan rebelled.

((live link-) to-The Pre-Adamic World

#2. That, Lucifer betrayed God during that first earth age, God, in anger, removed all of us from the earth, destroyed it, and sentencing Lucifer to death, "TO BE NO MORE"! Sentence to be carried out at a later date, according to God's plan.
(live link-) to-Lucifer's/Satan's Flood

#3. That, then according to God's plan for our salvation, He created a second earth age
(live link-) to-1st four days of New Creation,

#4. That, He now chose to place us into flesh and blood bodies similar to animal bodies in this second earth age.
(live link-) to-Fifth and sixth days of new creation The creation of mankind, i.e. the races male and female (man  Heb. 'adham (no Art)=mankind), and on the seventh day He rested.
(live link-) to-The day of rest

#5. That, on the eighth day he formed a new man and women, for a special purpose. It would be through this man (Adam) and his help meet (Eve) that a savior for all mankind would be born.
(live link-) to-Eighth day man The forming of the individual man, Adam. (man  Heb. 'eth-'ha'adham (with Art. and Particle="this same man Adam" and his help meet Eve, of whom, "The Virgin Mary", still being of pure Adam and Eve pedigree would give birth to Jesus Christ, the Son of God planted in her womb by the Holy Spirit while still a virgin)
#6. That, Satan did corrupt a branch of that eighth day line before it ever really got started when he seduced Eve in the garden and she bore Cain. A pure branch did survive through Adam's and Eve's son Seth.
(live link-) to-What happened in the garden

#7. That, after eighth day man's expulsion from the garden, Satan continues, through his offspring and loyalists from the first earth age, to try and corrupt the seed line to Christ.  Over several generations some of our brothers, still being loyal to Lucifer/Satan came to earth without entering through the womb and impregnated daughters of Seth's descendants.
(live link-) to-What happened after expulsion from the garden

#8. That, the situation got so bad that when there were only eight pure Adamic descendants left in the land, God decided to destroy all other human life, in that part of the world, with a second but less devastating local flood.
(live link-) to-Noah's flood.

#9. That, even after Noah's flood more of our brothers, those still loyal to Lucifer/Satan, came to earth without entering through the womb. From the call of Abram, to the rising up of the nation of Israel from, Abraham's seed, Satan continues to try to ruin God's plan to provide a way for us to attain salvation. God has stopped Satan's every attempt. A pure strain on humans did survive through Abraham and Sarah - Isaac - Jacob (Israel), and from that line God came to earth, through the womb of a virgin descendant, in the person of Jesus Christ, but not without continued attempts by Satan to avert His plan.
(live link-) to-After Noah's Flood

#10. That, it is with God's helping hand, that Israel escaped from slavery in Egypt, His helping hand that Jeremiah escaped from Nebuchadnezzar and the Chaldean army, with Royal Seed for Replanting, and His helping hand in the founding of our United States of America, from a branch of the ancient Israelites.
(live link-) to-From House of Israel to Christian Nations of the World

#11. That, some of our brothers, God chose and predestined for a special purpose in this flesh life. These brothers are referred to as "the elect" in the Bible.
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#12. That, Christ, being God with us, was born to a pure blood Adamic woman; then crucified and risen to become our savior.
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#1017 "Living in Unprecedented Times"

Brothers in Christ - The Lord asks us through His prophet Haggai, "Is the seed still in the barn?"? Yes, the work which lies ahead of us is to make sure the seed, His Word, is no longer left in the barn! We must take it, and make sure it gets sown and planted among our brothers and sisters! First, however, we must make sure we study His Word and know the difference between that which is holy and that which is profane in order that we can discern between the clean and the unclean Or else, how can we teach others?
(live link-) to-Haggai

The two books of Haggai and Zechariah together will give you a clear and concise picture of the "work" of God's hands, His elect, in this final generation!
(live link-) to-Zechariah'sVisions

#13. That, Christ later revealed to John, the disciple Jesus loved, what will happen in the future. John then wrote the book of Revelation, the name of which means to "Disclose", to "Unveil", to "Reveal", i.e. to make known. The Greek word for "revelation" is apokalupsi (Strong's #602) which comes from apokalupto (#601) and more specifically means to "Take the Cover Off". John wrote these words that Jesus revealed to him from the isles of Patmos, where he was imprisoned for teaching the Word of God in approximately 96 A.D. But as we will find in verse 10 of Revelation chapter 1, John was taken to, and wrote from, the perspective of the time of the end, and even beyond into the millennium. The reason John writes, that these things must "shortly come to pass" is because he is not writing from the perspective of 96 A.D. He was spiritually taken to the future and wrote from there.
(live link-) to-The Book of Revelation
Currently, in 2014, some of that revelation has already happened. Four trumpets have already sounded; The fifth trumpet is sounding and the first beast is already rising from the sea.  Locusts, Locusts, Everywhere!  Joel 1:3, "Tell Ye your Children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation."  For the sake of your soul, through out eternity, it is of utmost importance that you know and understand the lessons taught by our Lord through His prophet Joel.
(live link-) to-Joel.

(live link-) to-The first beast has risen

Take a quick look at  (live links-) to-#1093  "666" then #4059 & #1761

Isn't studying God's Word in these last days exciting? I mean here we are, present in the 2000's, when many of these prophecies have already come to pass! That is why,Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation, is to many folks one of the scariest and most misunderstood chapters in all the Bible.
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#13. The first beast has risen continued
Jesus reveals 'these beasts" to John in the book of Revelation:

In chapters 2 and 3 Jesus Christ has something to say to the seven churches which is to to all the churches of TODAY, not 96 A.D., and some of it isn't very pretty. Remember we read in chapter one verse three that this is prophecy, it's for today.Again, John was taken to the future when he writes about our churches in the 2000s. They are present and accounted for. They are described by that which they teach and only two of the seven are found to be in good standing. If you find you are aligned with one of the other five, then it is time to switch churches, don't you think? When you read what Jesus had to say in 2;9 and 3:9 keep the following file in mind.
(live link-) to-The seven churches of Revelation 1 through 3

(live link-) to-#1764The question is "Just who are those today who claim to be Jews (of Judah) but are NOT?"

(live link-) to-Khazars
(live link-) to-#1766 Who are the kenites of the house of Hemath?

(live link-) to-#1761Lets take a look at Cain and his children throughout the scriptures.

(live link-) to-Doctrine of way too many of our Christian churches
#13. The first beast has risen continued
In chapter 6  John, when taken to heaven in the spirit, was witness to the "unsealing" of the scroll, the written (vs. 5:1) Word of God, by the only One found worthy in both heaven and earth, the One who prevailed at Calvary, the Lamb of God, the Living Word Himself, Jesus the Christ. John writes what he saw and heard when Jesus broke the seals of the scroll. Remember, Jesus' disciples came unto Him in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 and ASKED Him to REVEAL to them the signs when all these prophecies would come to pass and He would return to establish His kingdom (the Day of the Lord). The seals reveal and are signs of what it's to be like just prior to the Lord's second advent.
(live links-) to-Seals 1,2,3 & 4 of Revelation chapter 6
(live links-) to-See Four Winds
(live links-) to-Seals 5 & 6 of Revelation chapter 6#13. The first beast has risen continuedThe Seals have now been removed and each and every one of them was opened by the Lamb of God Himself. The detail which He gives us sometimes seems overwhelming, but it is greatly appreciated by those who seek to know all the things that He has foretold us, and He has foretold us all things. But not so fast, we haven't seen the seventh seal yet! Be patient, it's right here in Revelation chapter 8, just ahead of the Trumpets.
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In chapter 8 as John writes his account of Jesus' revelation, the signs have been given, the angels are ready, everything is set to go with the famous 7 Trumpets of Revelation. What are trumpets and how are they used anyway? Well, trumpets are loud horns and militarily speaking, when the trumpets blow, the troops begin to move into position to do battle, and then the final charge is sounded by the final Trump. If you are a student of God's Word, and if you understand the 7 Seals which we've just covered, then these trumpets will make a lot of sense. If not, I hope you like scary movies!
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I suppose we could "sum up" the Seals in just a few words: They are to understand the powers and dark forces of the Four Hidden Dynasties (the 1st 4 Seals), what happen(s)(ed) to those who teach the true Word of God and confront the rider of the horses and the worldwide testimony of God's elect soon to be delivered up (5th), to understand the Two Tribulations and the work (sealing) that must take place before the four winds blow (6th), and to understand the parable of the fig tree and the season when all these things come to pass (7th).

If you understand those 7 Seals, revealed to you by Jesus Christ, then you have eyes to see and ears to hear, and the scroll, His Word, will unroll before your eyes and you can read with understanding the marvelous mysteries of our God. There is nothing like it in the entire universe! It will turn your heart to Him with such love that you cannot contain it. Live Link to-
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All sealed? Good, we're ready for the 7 Trumpets.
(live link-) to-Seal 7 & the 7 trumps of Revelation chapters 8-11

(live link-) to-#7006 Some things you should know about "The Lord's Day"
#13. continued
 (live link-) to-#5138So let's read and understand the Written Word of God and thus learn from the Living Word of God Himself
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.   {Tribulation is coming, but for true Christians that "power to tread on" includes the head serpent, Satan}
(live link-) to-Revelation chapters 12 through 14
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In chapter 14 we saw what was happening on earth at Christ's return. Now In chapter 15 we are going to see what is happening from the vantage point of heaven. John now looks and sees yet another PICTURE, a sign, a supernatural wonder in heaven. He SEES seven angels who have the seven last plagues containing the wrath of God to be poured out upon the earth on that Day of Vengeance by the King of kings and Lord of lords.
(live link-) to-Seven angels & seven plagues Revelation chapter 15
#13. The first beast has risen continued
In chapter 16 we also find the 7 Vials which contain the "wrath of God". If you have studied with us through the 7 Seals and the 7 Trumpets then you will have no difficulty whatsoever with the 7 Vials, for you will see that they are exactly the same as the 7 Trumpets and are exactly in the same order. The Vials are simply the effect of what the events of the 7 Trumpets will have on those who (in the end) had the mark of the beast and "are worshipping" his image, i.e. those who are deceived and worship Satan as Jesus. Many professing Christians of today, the early 2000s, I'm afraid, are included in this group! [Why? Read on!]
(live link-) to-Seven Vials of Revelation chapter 16
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In chapter 16 we saw the 7 Vials containing the wrath of God poured out upon those who had the mark of the beast in their foreheads (minds) and who worshipped Satan, the false messiah, as Jesus Christ. We will now see one of those 7 angels who poured out the vials come and give us a "close up" view of the judgment of the "Great Whore". Maybe we should update the terminology a little and call her the "Great Slut" because the Holy Spirit wants us to get a real good PICTURE of exactly how He looks upon the false religious system that spews forth from that great city where the "son of perdition" will sit claiming that he is God (2 Thes. 2). Also, be it known that our Father deals in reality, so if the terminology used here is offensive then one can always go to a church where they only teach nice things like cute little bunny rabbits and Ishtar eggs, real Biblical gems. As the apostle Paul documents in 2 Thes. 2:3, there's a Great Apostasy about to be born and this Great Whore in Rev. chapter 17 will be its mother and give it birth.
(live link-) to-Revelation chapter 17 Judgment of the Great Whore
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So if you read the Book of Hosea you will read that God tells Hosea to go marry a whore! That's right! "Go marry a whore, Hosea! I want you to know what it is like being married to someone who is unfaithful to you!"
(live link-) to-Hosea Introduction
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And so it is that we are reading, in chapter 18 of Revelation, the advanced news report about the fall of Babylon the great. We read of the lament of her lovers over her demise. There will be no more flickering light trying to imitate the real light of truth. It's over. We have studied in this Book of Revelation that the beast, Satan, "sets up" his image, i.e. that he is Jesus, and the people who go to church will hear the sound of the music and sing praises to the one sitting in the temple claiming to be God. (They know not that he is the son of perdition). Yes, they will kneel to and worship Satan, who will appear in the image of Christ.
(live link-) to-Revelation chapter 18 The fall of that Great City Babylon
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In the 19th chapte,r in the great Book of the Revealing, there's about to be rejoicing in heaven. The 7th Trump is still sounding as Jesus Christ returns to this earth having judged the great whore and avenged the blood of His servants. Babylon the great is history!
(live link-) to-Revelation chapter 19 Rejoicing in Heaven
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If you've studied, i.e. read with understanding, the entire Bible from the beginning, from Genesis on, line by line then you will completely understand this chapter 19, for as we said earlier, there is nothing really new in the Book of Revelation that hasn't been discussed before in God's Word. It's just that in this Book of the Unveiling, this PICTURE BOOK, prophecy is all tied together and simplified for our understanding.

Therefore the rest of the words and phrases in this study, such as Lamb, Word of God, Kings of kings and Lord of lords, etc., are found previously in God's Word.
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The point is that if a person were to pick up the book of Revelation and try to read and understand it without the foundation from the Word, you just can't imagine what kind of scenarios they would come up with. On second thought, you've probably seen some of the wild and crazy interpretations of this book. I actually heard one nationally televised preacher tell the viewers that there are going to come "huge locusts, down out of the sky, the size of horses, with stingers in their tails, and when they sting you it will hurt for 5 months".
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Confusion, confusion! And it all comes from not studying the Word of God!  And so it is written that the time is fast approaching when the whole world will be confused about who the true Christ is. Will you? Not if you are sealed with His Word in your forehead.
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After seeing the fall of "Babylon the great" John hears much rejoicing in heaven. "Alleluia" is the Greek word for the Hebrew word "Hallelujah" which means "Praise ye Jah" or "Praise the Lord". "Jah" or "Yah" is God's name. So now when someone asks you if you speak any Hebrew say "Yes, Hallelujah".
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Man's Religion is the Temple, Jesus Christ will destroy when He returns.
Matthew 24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. [2] And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. [3] And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Jesus will take the entire remainder of chapter 24 and give a precise, detailed answer to this compound question about the signs and the end. Here is His first response:
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. [5] For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Yes! Many Christian ministers will come and say, "Jesus, is the Christ: then turn right around and teach you traditions that promote the church instead of God's Word! If your church is not teaching you every book of God's Word line by line, chapter by chapter, because they are busy with traditions, then you better start taking the HEED!
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Let's "measure the temple of God" like John was ask to do in Rev.11:1!
Rev. 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship in it.
Remember when John was told to do this he was first taken spiritually into the future (Rev. 1:10)  to "The Lord's Day", i.e. the Millennium which in this year of our Lord, 2011, is very close a hand.We'll explore what many churches and their leaders teach compared to what the Bible really says. We'll cover a dozen or more church doctrines and teachings that don't seem to be based on Biblical fact.
(live link-) to-Fifty or more things you may not have learned in your church
(live link-) to-Measure the temple
(live link-) to-Church is not Christianity. God's Word is Christianity.
(live link-) to-The high places are coming down. That would be our churches, folks.
(live link-) to-There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
(live link-) to-#1600Have I [we] been deceived?
(live link-) to-The book of Jonah

(live link-) to-#6169,"Till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain"
 You "see", unless a person  turns to God, to His Word,
and becomes filled with His spirit,
he or she will become nothing but a piece of dead wood
(spiritually speaking).

Revelation 22:20 ....., Surely, I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Sorry for the long #13, but most of this is current events, and for the sake of our souls, we better never ignore either of the two Beasts! Or pretend they don't exist!
Now, back to our 19 Basic facts you need to know to understand Scripture:

#14. That, at the sixth trump Satan will return to earth claiming he is Christ. Make Sure You Know He's Not Christ. Then Christ will return at the seventh trump. Many of us will believe Satan is indeed Christ and worship him as if he is Christ.Woe to us!
(live link-) to-Endure to the end)

#15 That, when the seventh trump sounds, Christ does return to earth, five months after Satan's appearance here.
Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
(live link-) to-The seventh trump

This is the 7th and last Trump.So, if you wait until you hear the thunders, it's too late, it's all over, including the shouting!
Rev. 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
Actually, why bother writing them down? If the lighting has already struck then the thunders are simply the history of what has already happened. We've already been given the prophecies of all that will occur to this final generation BEFORE it happens, and if we aren't prepared for the lighting to strike, if we don't have the lightning rod of truth firmly grounded in our minds, by the time we hear the thunder our house will be GONE!
[5] And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
He's about to give the final benediction of this flesh age.
[6] And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein,that there should be time no longer:

We come now to the 20th chapter of Revelation at which point the 7th Trump has sounded and the true Jesus Christ has returned with great power and glory, bringing with Him His army of saints. Babylon the Great, i.e. the one world political system and the great whore along with Satan's role as the false-christ, the spurious messiah, has been destroyed forever and ever. And as we learned in our chapter 19, ALL flesh has been "changed" and everyone, both the good and the bad are in their spiritual bodies.
(live link-) to-20th chapter of Revelation

#16 That, those of us who have receive eternal life at the first resurrection will assist Christ in setting up His 1000 year kingdom here on earth.
(live link-) to-The Millennium

#17 That, at the end of 1000 years, living here with out any of his evil influence, Satan is released again for a short time to test the walking dead, who now have experienced life both with and without Satan's influence.
(live link-) to-The Walking Dead

#18. That, after this final test, when Satan is released for a short time, the walking dead will be judged by their deeds.
(live link-)to-The Great White Throne

#19. 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.
(live link-) to-A New Heaven and a New Earth
(live link-) to-Revelation chapters  21 & 22

(live link-) to-From the very beginning; Before He created any on us, it was God's plan to spend eternity with as many of us as will "Choose Life".

Have Your Spiritual Eyes Been Opened?
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!
(live link-) to-#7027

Remember, God has foretold us all things pertaining to the events that will happen to this generation. He declared it all to His prophets, whose names are Moses, Isaiah, David, Daniel, Ezekiel, Deuteronomy, Jeremiah, Joel, Amos, etc., etc.

(What? Is Deuteronomy really someone's name? Well, you know how we shorten everyone's full name from like Frederick to Fred and Matthew to Mat, etc. So I think that's where we got "Hey Dude" from "Hey Deut". Hmmmmm. Maybe not.)

Christian, What do you believe?
Here in Pamphlet  (live link-) to-#1070  is What I believe.

Also (live link-) to-#7008   My Notes about Genesis/Creation

(live link-) to-#5175Once again, notice that this has "been kept secret from the foundation of the world".

My thoughts on a healthy diet, #2584   A holy God---a holy people: [1] their food, i.e. HEALTH LAWS. (Lev.11:1-15:33)

My prayer is that you allow the Holy Spirit to be your guide in all you do.
John Rhine

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