Help! Lord! Help! Get me out of this animal (terrestrial) body and back into my spiritual (celestial) body! --- In Revelation 22:12 You promised to hurry! --- In the book of Revelation Jesus took the apostle John, in the spirit, nearly 2000 years into the future (that is to our 21st century "Generation of the Fig Tree") and showed him what was going on in the Christian churches of today, both the good and the bad things they are doing. Then he took John spiritually into heaven and from there showed him what is and will happen, both there and here on earth, telling him to write it down so that you and I could read it and understand, knowing what to expect and recognize when we see it come to pass. In Rev. 22:12 Jesus said, and, had John write, "behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me,...." When Jesus told John to write down that He would come quickly, He did not mean from when He said it, but, quickly from this 21st century He had taken John to "in the spirit". --- A new spiritual body; That's one reward I can't wait to receive! A new celestial body for all eternity. --- Jesus, I've claimed your precious blood, your shed blood on the cross to cover my sins! Thank you, Lord! But I'm impatient, --- PLEASE COME QUICKLY! I know, I know, When you return at the seventh trump, Satan will have been here already for five months, claiming that he is God. And, I'll still be in this flesh and blood (animal) body Your return will all happen fast, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye I'll be changed into my spiritual body.

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Message to all proclaiming Christians>Please read the following study. Live Link to> #2603


Live Link to> Study #7191
Jesus Christ is our Passover! Jesus Christ is our eternal High Priest! Jesus Christ is the Living Word of God!

Neither the keeping of days, nor the giving of gifts, nor the sacrificing of animals, nor the performing of cleansing rituals, nor the services of any high priest of man, can purge one's conscience or grant eternal redemption!

The apostle Paul explains in the book of Hebrews; That Only by Jesus Christ's, (who was God Himself in a flesh and blood body just like ours) perfect sacrifice and His eternal Spirit returning unto us can our sins be forgiven and our souls be completely cleansed from all unrighteousness. Read live link to> the complete book of Hebrews and learn what all proclaiming Christians need to know, but isn't taught in most so-called Christian churches in our land.


When will Jesus Christ return and end this Flesh and blood earth age?     Jesus was ask in Mark 13:4  Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
When asked this question, Jesus answer was:
Mark 13:28
  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth
forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29  So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30  Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

The Fig Tree was planted on May 14, 1948 (Both the GOOD and the BAD figs were planted) so my question is how long is this generation Jesus is referring to?

Please read this study>>Live Link to>> After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, ...

The year 2030 is getting close!


Memo to all who read our American Wisdom Series web site: Every time I pick up a news paper and read about the terrible things that people are currently doing in this 21st century world we are living in today, I get discouraged and pray, God please have Jesus return shortly and end this flesh and blood earth age. I am so upset because the longer I live, it seems, the greater the percentage of people, which are alive living on earth today, don't know, or care to know, what is good, God's ways, versus what is evil, Satan's ways!
I think, Jesus please come soon and end this evil flesh and blood earth age of violence. You promised; but I know you won't return, in person, until five months after Satan has been on earth, in person, to test all proclaiming Christians to see if they really believe in Jesus Christ OR will they sell their souls to Satan when he comes to earth, as the spurious messiah, spreading around un-earned benefits at the expense of others, while claiming he is God. OR will they endure until the end when you, the real Jesus Christ, the real only begotten Son of God, returns to put an end to Satan's ways once and for all!
When I get discouraged over this seemingly long wait; I turn to and read our study of the book of Hebrews which was written to all those who have crossed over from darkness (Satan's ways) into light (God's ways). I read all of Hebrews, especially chapter 13; then I feel better.  Then the Holy Spirit reminds me of God's plan to end the world of all evil; i.e. the following of Satan's ways at the expense of others; but, He must first determine who is or is not worthy of salvation (ETERNAL LIFE), and it makes me fell better about the wait!

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Hebrews


To all the so-called Christian nations of Western Europe, the Isles of Britain, and the Americas.                   . This study is for you!
Hosea 8:5 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be before they attain to innocence?
You should know the story of the golden calves of Samaria and how Jeroboam set up the altars and the calves so that the people could worship God without going to Jerusalem as God commanded. 
You  can read the narrative from 1 Kings 12:25-32

It all looked so religious but it was a bunch of "Bull" and it was sinful indeed as far as the Word of God is concerned.

The lesson to be learned here is that you had better be able to discern what the "golden calves" of modern Christianity
, as taught in most all of our 21st century so-called Christian churches, are and not let "idols" of any sort, whether they be money or possessions or the traditions "made by men", cause you to stray from the Word of God and from keeping His commands, i.e. His Word. The question asked in the last half of Hosea 8:5 is, "How long will it take before our people are no longer guilty of such adultery (idolatry)", i.e. until they are innocent?

Unfortunately for most of God's children, it seems, it will not be until all the sand runs out of hour glass in this flesh age, and they miss out on being part of the "First resurrection into Eternal Life"! And therefore; Salvation by The Grace of God! And they will have to earn salvation, at the "Second Resurrection to Eternal Life", based on their works during "The Millennium"!
Log unto and read our study Live Link to> Hosea chapter 8
 Read all about what God thinks of the way we worship Him!


Genesis 3:4
And the serpent (Satan) said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

Satan has now brought the Word of God into question and after leading a twisted discourse he smiles at Eve and tells her that God didn't really mean that you will actually die! This is the first of many, many lies, for he is the father of lies (John 8:44).

[5] For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof (believe Satan's lies), then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods (liberals), knowing good and evil.

It is their "spiritual eyes" that will be opened! In other words they will think they have become enlightened through the expansion of their minds! You see, what Satan is saying is that you do not need God's Word to be your standard for right and wrong. No, you can be liberated, as in a "liberal", and you can determine for yourself (and other people) what is right and wrong! Yeah, that only makes good sense, doesn't it? I mean, who is to say what is really right or wrong? Furthermore, the liberals argument goes, what right do you have to impose your beliefs on someone else? NO, we'll run for office and when you elect us; we'll spend YOUR TAX MONEY on projects that WE THINK WOULD BE GOOD FOR YOU! Go by what "feels good", baby! Live for today! (Baby Boomers know the song, "Sha la, la, la, la, la, live for today!", except for the one's we murder in the womb!

Note: If a person gets really filled with the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil he or she can become an arrogant condescending liberal politician who believes he or she can also determine in his or her own "godly wisdom" what is best for other people (of lesser intelligence;they think). Of course they think what is good for others would obviously have to exclude God's Word, any reference of which must be stricken from the halls of justice and any and all government and public institutions, especially those schools where the children go to learn, if they were granted the right to live past the womb, like the United States constitution says!

 AND WE KEEP ELECTING THEM! Boy, are we ignorant!



God founded our country in 1776, exactly 2520 to the year after ancient "The House of Israel" was overthrown and dispersed by Assyria, and their puishment for turning their backs on God ended.
And God scattered us, as punishment for 2520 years and then restored us to our former splender:

  745BC to 1776AD = 2520 years - Check it out! Live Link to>> #1825 Coincidence? Not a chance!  God's plan and His timetable are perfect.  Never, in all history, did anything like it occur.  But why did this unprecedented national wealth and power come to our birthright inheritors beginning about A.D.1800? Learn the ancestery of Great Britian and the United States of America; Read all of our short studies>Start with Live Links to=> The United States Is Manasseh then read Birthright Withheld 2,520 Years
Live Link to> The Birthright and the Sceptre Live Link to> "The Stone Kingdom"
Live Link to> Birthright Withheld 2,520 years
THE FOLLOWING IS A MUST READ FOR ALL AMERICANS
Live Link to> The Location of the USA in prophecy
Live Link to> The United States Is Manasseh
Live Link to> July 4th 1776
And we didn't even appreciate it! Boy are we everblowing it now!!! The Biblically ignorant politicians that we elect are dismantling our constitution!
Have you checked the news lately???  Do you see what this country, God founded, is turning into
???

Is the seed yet in the barn? --- Christian; The Holy Spirit, in the book of Haggai, chapter 2 verse 19, is asking, how is that valley full of dead, dry bones going to be brought back to life if that seed (God’s Biblical instructions about how each of us can live forever in a new celestial body that never ages, gets sick, or grows old) isn't planted, which, if planted in people's minds, may cause some of those seeds to grow, so that they will repent of their sins, asking Jesus to forgive them, accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior and invite His Holy Spirit to come live in their heart to cleanse it and make it righteous! Christian; Haggai asks.“Is the seed yet in the barn?” What will your answer be when God, asks you that same question, after you die the shadow of death (the death of your flesh and blood body), if you left His SEEDS of TRUTH in THE BARN, while living here of earth? And He says to you, ”I came to earth and lived here a short while, then sacrificed my flesh and blood life, shedding my sin free blood to provide a way for all my created children to salvage their souls. As you and He watch those dead souls walk along with Satan into the ‘Lake of Fire’ to be no more!  


The Pre-Adamic Earth
had men on it.
Pamphlet #7182
Who were these people?
Let's find out who they were!

The Creative Ages (Genesis 1:1-2;25)
Isaiah 45:18  For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
This is how God originally created the heavens and the earth (as described in Genesis 1:1)He formed the earth to be inhabited and it was. We'll show you shortly, that he created men's souls, first, placing them/us in celestial bodies, and then this earth for them/us to live on.

Yet; If we look at Jeremiah's vision of the earth
(Jer. 4:23-26) it was without form and void; and had no light and the mountains trembled and the hills moved. And there were no men and all the birds were gone
(as described in Genesis 1:2).

When he said the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all it's cities were broken down because of the Lord's anger.
He must have seen the earth as it is described in Gen. 1:2 and as Peter described it in 2 Peter 3:6 because the earth has never been empty and waste and dark since the six days of God's activity
(as described in Gen. 1:3 to 2:25).

2 Peter 3:5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old,  and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

 
The only time the sun and stars were not allowed to give light was the period before the six days. They have been giving light ever since. There never has been a time or will be a time when there were no men on earth since then. Yet Jeremiah said all the cities were gone and no men were there.

 
Jeremiah 4:23  I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
24  I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
25  I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
26  I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was (became) a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger

Who were these people who lived here in the age of the dinosaurs?
Let's find out who they were!
Keep reading!

What was happening on earth between (Gen. 1:1), Isaiah's vision of the inhabited earth or (2 Peter 3:5 Peter's description of the earth standing out of the water and (Gen. 1:2) Jeremiah's vision of the flooded, empty and void earth or (2 Peter 3:6) Peter's overflowed earth?


 Did it ever occur to you that you have been deceived about which came first, the earth or you?

If you have been taught, as I was, that in Gen. 1:1 God created the heaven and the earth first and later, on the sixth day, He created us, my Bible disagrees and we have been deceived.

Let's look at that time before the beginning, before Gen. 1:1, when God brought into being the souls of all His many children, including you and me, who are "created sons of God", even as we are called in the Bible.

That's right, you were, and you are, a created son of the living God, and you and I are "older than the hills".

"I don't believe it", you say.

Stick around, I'll show it to you in His Word.

You can reject it if you choose, because you never heard it before
and because it sounds strange to you.

All souls, God's children, were brought into being, and than our Father proceeded to build for us, His family, the most beautiful Home in all of the Universe.

He called it Earth.

Then, when our Father had finished building, i.e. creating the earth,
We, His children were so thrilled and so excited that we shouted for joy!

Here's your documentation:

Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, [2] Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
God had just scolded Job's friends saying, "My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath."

Unfortunately, many preachers today don't speak of God or His Word the things that are right!

It is good that we now have the written Word of God and we are to determine what is truth through that Word. If what man (your preacher) tells you is written therein, then hold fast to that which is good.
If what man (your preacher) tells you, contradicts what is written therein, then pitch it.

Make sure you do your homework before you accept or reject it.
Your own opinion doesn't count as far as God is concerned!

[3] Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Your preacher won't be there when you answer this question.

What will you say when God asks why you haven't read and studied His Word?

[4] Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
[5] Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

[6] Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

[7] When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Did you catch that?
ALL of the sons of God, including you and me and Job, etc., shouted for joy when God created this beautiful earth.

He said so!
You just read it!
And we loved it, else we wouldn't have shouted for joy!

Now, that means we came before the earth was created. Yes, it means we have been deceived.

The earth as created in Gen. 1:1 must have been stunning, for it was quite different back then, before it was knocked off its axis.

Yes, we lived on earth with the dinosaurs and mammoths.
Now we will show you proof that there were
 "Men (flesh and blood mankind) on earth before Adam!" See Genesis chapter 1; NOT chapter 2, when Adam and Eve were formed)

How can this be?

In Genesis 1:1 the Bible tells us God created the original world. This is definitely pre-Adamic because flesh and blood mankind was created much later, and
Adam was formed even later then that. The following facts make it clear that the term 'in the beginning' used in Genesis1:1-2 does not refer to the time or work of the six days of Genesis 1:3-2:25. But, it is regarding God's original creation.

If you are one of the deceived, who think this is bunk, here are some things to consider:
The word and is used 148 times in Genesis chapters one and two  to separate 102 different independent and important acts of God. The and of verse 1:2 proves that the work of verse 2 is entirely independent of the work of verse 1.

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

The word and in verse 2 proves that the work of verse 2 is entirely independent of the work of verse 1.


Verse 1 records the original creation of the heavens and the earth.

Then verse 2 records that the original dry land, or earth, was made chaos and flooded through a great catastrophe, which destroyed all terrestrial life (God destroyed all animal life, but not us, for we were still in our original celestial bodies during the first earth age) on this pre-Adamic earth. This happened a long time after it was created, (we'll show you how and why shortly) maybe millions or even billions of years later.


The word was in verse 2 is from the verb to become, not the verb to be, which proves that the earth became waste and empty sometime after it was originally created as we are told in verse 1 and lived on in the beginning.


The phrase without form in verse 2 is from the Hebrew word tohu, meaning waste or desolation. It is translated waste
(Dt. 32:10); without form (Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23); vain (Isa.45:18, 1 Sam. 12:21); confusion (Isa. 24:10; 34:11; 41:29); empty Job 26:7); vanity (Isa.40:17,23; 44:9;  59:4); nothing (Job 6:18; Isa.40:17); wilderness (Job 12:24; Ps. 107:40).  These passages tell us that the condition of the earth in verse 2 of Genesis 1 was not the way God originally created it. The earth was not created in a waste and ruined condition. Isa. 45:18 lets us know that He did not create the earth tohu  (vain, waste, desolate, yet in verse 2 that's the way it is.
Isaiah 45:18  For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Therefore, we must conclude that the earth was made perfect, dry land, beautiful, and lived on originally, and people lived on it, and that later it became empty, waste and a ruin because of sin.

The Hebrew word for void is bohu, empty, ruin, void. It is translated void (Genesis 1:2; Jer.4:23); and  emptiness (Isa.34:11).

The Hebrew phrase tohu va bohu, waste and empty, describes the chaotic condition of the earth at the time it was cursed and made flooded because of the sins of Lucifer, who God now calls Satan, and the people who lived here prior to flesh and blood mankind, including the man we know as Adam. It could not refer to the earth as originally created - beautiful, perfect, dry land.

The earth was created to be lived on (Isa.45:18}, and was lived on before the flood of Genesis1:2 and the work of the 6 days of Adam's time. (Gen.1:3-2:25; Isa.14:12-14; Jer.4:23-26; Ezek.28:11-17; 2 Pet.3:5-8).

The earth is called dry land in Genesis1:10 which means Genesis1:1 could read, "In the beginning God created the heaven and dry land." Since it was created dry, not wet and flooded as in Genesis1:2, it was immediately lived on: and the flood of Genesis1:2 was a curse, not a creative act. According to Ps.136:6 the earth was originally created dry land and stretched above the waters, not the waters stretched upon the earth. This requires a race of men whose sin brought such a curse prior to the creation of flesh and blood mankind and Adam.

In Genesis1:2 the earth is not only flooded with water but is in total darkness, the sun, moon, and the stars having withdrawn their light, causing all terrestrial life on earth to be totally destroyed.

This means there was a pre-Adamic world with vegetation, birds, animals, and men and cities, as proved in Jer.4:23-26.
Jeremiah 4:23  I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24  I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. 25  I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26  I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.

We have the fact recorded in Genesis1:2 that the earth, the waters, and the darkness were already in existence before God's work of the 6 days which begin in Genesis 1:3 and continued until the earth was restored to a second habitable state in Genesis 2:25.

Thus, it is clear from Genesis 1:1-2 (and related scriptures) that:
In the beginning, the dateless pastnot in 6 days, God created the heavens, including the sun, moon, and stars - all the heavenly bodies in space.   

In the beginning
or the dateless past, as
stated above God created the earth or dry land.
When? It may have been millions or even billions of years ago!

The heaven and the earth
were created by God; they
were not the product of molecules deciding to produce innumerable offspring of heavenly and earthly things.
 

The heavens were created earlier then the earth was. (Job 38:4-7)

Job 38:4-7
This is God's advise to Job. Stand up like a man, for I am going to tell you a few things, and I will demand an answer of you.

Job 38:4 "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding."

God is asking Job, but directing the question to Elihu as well as Job; where were you when I laid the foundation of earth. God is letting Elihu know that nothing that he has said came from Me, so don't put words in My mouth.

Job 38:5 "Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?"

Who has determined the measurement of the sun, moon, and earth, and placed the line or signs of the constellations around the earth?

Job 38:6 "Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;"

God is asking, what holds this earth exactly where it is, do you know Job? do you know Elihu? Stop and think for a moment of all the laws of God, those dealing with gravity, with magnetism, with heat and pressures and all the other things that go to make up the atmosphere of the earth that we live on, and rely on for our life, as we live here in these flesh bodies. This sets our Heavenly Father in a class all by Himself. Man is nothing compared to the Creator.

Job 38:7 "When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for Joy?"

Who were these "sons of God" [the stars that sang], and when did these sons of God sing for Joy? Are we talking about the first or second earth age here. All souls were there and Lucifer/now called Satan also was there with them when God created the first earth prior to Satan's rebellion. Some how, for some reason, the people of this earth age are trying to forget Satan and the role that he played at the rebellion in that first earth age. We see that Satan was not included in the conversation with Job and his friends at this time. They all have overlooked the overall plan of God.

However, had Job known the plan of God, where would he have had to have been then, when the foundations of this earth were laid and the angels were rejoicing? Of course He would have been there with the rest of us, where we all were. You see, we, all the souls of God's children, were created before the foundations of the earth were laid, and so was Job.


American Wisdom Series note: I believe God is talking about all of us, His created children, here in verse 7. Except only, the morning stars sang together. But all our brothers, we who are also sons of God, (even those who followed Satan in his first earth age rebellion) shouted for Joy when they saw the earth God created for them to live on.

Both the heaven and the earth were created before the earth was flooded.

The earth was created dry land, not wet and flooded. (Genesis1;10; Isa.45:18)

Genesis 1:10 "And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good."
Isaiah 45:18  For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

The waters that later flooded the dry land or earth were created in the beginning along with the earth, to cause the dry land to become productive (Job 38:4-30), and not to curse the earth as in Genesis 1:2

Who gave birth to this earth, and set the shore lines to the sea, to all those great bodies of water around this earth. Where did they come form, and what holds them in place? Of course it is God's laws of gravity, the pull of the moon, sun and other heavenly bodies.

Only the earth was cursed, flooded,
and filled with darkness, not the heavens. v.2
  

We must therefore conclude that Genesis 1:1-2 proves a pre-Adamic world that was destroyed by a flood, which necessitated the making of the present Adamic world so that the original purpose of God concerning the earth could be realized (Isa.45:18)

Isaiah 45:18
  For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.


It is further revealed in Genesis 1:2 that the spirit of God began to move upon the flooded earth and in the darkness to restore the dry land as before it was flooded. This also confirms the fact of a pre-Adamic world which was destroyed, making it necessary to restore the earth to a second habitable stare as in the six days of Genesis 1:3-2:25

In Scripture all instances of obscuring and bringing consequent darkness, and the two past cases of major floods are revealed to be the result of judgment, not creation (Gen.6:8-8:22; Ex.10:21-23; Isa.5:30; Jer.4:23-26) All predictions of such future darkness depict judgment (Mt.8:12; 24:29-31; Rev.6:12-17; 8:12; 9:2; 16:10; Isa.13:10; Joel 2:30-3:16; Amos 5:18-20;) Could we say that Gen.1:2 is an exception and the only place in Scripture where darkness and the major flooded earth are not an act of judgment? If then, as in other cases, these are the result of judgment, Genesis1:2 definitely proves there was a pre-Adamic world which was destroyed by darkness and flood.

No one questions the flood of Noah's time being an act of judgment passed on free moral agents because of sin. No one doubts the existence of free moral agents before the flood actually came.

Why, then, doubt the existence of a pre-Adamic world which was destroyed by darkness and flood before Genesis 1:2? That this was even a worse flood than the one of Noah's time, and an act of judgment in punishment of more horrible sins clear from the chart of contrasts below.

We find proof of two large floods on earth, one in Lucifer's day and another in Noah's, in Gen.1:2
; Isa.14:12-14; Jer.4:23-26; 2 Pet.3:5-8.

Let's compare Lucifer's Flood to Noah's Flood

After Lucifer's Flood                                           After Noah's Flood

Earth made waste                                                          Not made waste
Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23                                                                       Gen.8:11-12, 22 
Earth made empty                                                                    Not made empty
Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23                                                                       Gen.6:17-22; 8:16
Earth made totally dark                                                           Not made dark
Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23                                                                       Gen.6:6-22
No light from heaven                                            The sun still gave light
Gen.1:2-5; Jer.4:23                                                                    Gen.8:1-22
There were no days                                                                There were days
Gen.1:10                                                                                    Gen.8:1-22
All vegetation destroyed                                                       Vegetation not destroyed

Gen.1:2-12; Jer.4:23-26                                                           Gen. 8:11-12, 22
God rebuked the waters                                                         Waters gradually receded
    they hastened away                                                                  away over a period of months
Gen.1:6-12; Ps.104:7                                                                 Gen.8:1-14
Flood waters taken away in one day                                     Flood waters taken away in months
Gen.1:10                                                                                     Gen..8:1-14
Waters taken away supernaturally                                       Waters receded naturally
Gen.1:6-12                                                                                 Gen.8:1-14
All fish destroyed                                                                   Fish were not destroyed
Gen.1:2, 20-23; Jer.4:23-26                                                      Gen.8:6:18-8:22
No foul were left                                                                      Foul did not disappear
Gen.1:2, 20; Jer.4:23-26                                             Gen.8:6:20; 8:17
No animals were left                                                                Animals were saved
Gen.1:24-25; 2:19                                                    Gen.6:20; 8:17
No men left on earth                                                               Men were saved
                                                                                                      (8 from eighth day creation and many from sixth)
No social system was left                                                      Social system was preserved
2 Pet.3:6; Jer.4:23-26                                                               Gen.6:18; 8:22; 2 Pet.2:5
Flood Caused by fall of Lucifer/Satan                                              Flood  Caused by fall of man
Isa.14:12-14; Jer.4:23-26; Ezek.28:11-17; Lk.10:18               Gen.6:5-13; & fallen angels Gen.6:1-4
Became necessary to re-create                                             All things were preserved
God sets bounds for waters                                                  Bounds are already set
Ps.104:9                                                                                     Gen.1:6-12, 8:2


The flood of Noah's day lasted over a year, yet vegetation wasn't destroyed. But, in Lucifer's flood the fruitful place became a wilderness (Jer.4:23-26) New vegetation had to be planted in the six days, for the earth had been made totally desolate (Gen.1:11-12; 2:5; 8:17). This proves Lucifer's flood was on the earth longer than Noah's and without a doubt for a more serious rebellion. A complete rebellion of 1/3 of the pre-Adamic world. (Genesis 12:3-4)

Revelation 12:3 "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, haven seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads."

This wonder, the "Great red dragon", is always Satan. Here again, it is all happening prior to Genesis 1:2, in the first earth age. All these events will be just like it will be at the end of this earth age. Satan had seven dominions then, with ten agencies of power that had authority. Satan had complete universal control over that prior earth kingdom; and he had total political control. This we will see in Revelation 13, is a copy of this earth age, and the United Nations, with it's ten units of power, taking control over all it's dominions. Though the forms of government and their systems appear at first to be the same, we will see the differences between these two ages: That of the first earth age, and the flesh age we are now in.

Revelation 12:4 "And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born."

The "stars" of heaven are the "sons of God". This "old dragon" caused one third of all of God's creation to follow him. One third of God's children, are all those souls in their "celestial bodies", also called "angelic souls". No my friend, they do not have wings, but the cherubs do.

What it is saying here, is through Lucifer's (who is now called Satan) fall in the first earth age, he drew one third of God's children to him. He caused them to fall, and they worshipped him, and believed in him to be their God. That is also his desire for this age; to cause you and me, the children of God, to worship him

The command for Adam to replenish the earth (fill it again) - not plenish it, proves that the earth had been filled before this (Gen.1:28) God gave the same command to Noah, after the second major flood (Gen.9:1-2. Should we conclude from His command for Noah to replenish the earth that He meant to fill it for the first time, and not to refill it? Substitute fill (as meaning supply for the first time) in Gen.9:1; Isa.2:6; 23:2; Jer.31:25; Ezek.26:2; 27:25 as some do in Gen.1:28 and see if it makes better sense. Whatever word we use in these other places where replenish is used in the King James Version, let us be consistent and give the same meaning to Gen.1:28.

American Wisdom Series Note: To all those people who call us, saying "No, there was no one living on earth between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2, the word should have been translated fill; Not refill!" We say, "What difference would that make?" Whether fill is used, or re-fill is used; Neither translation would prove the earth was not populated prior to Lucifer's flood! 
It seems that "The Holy Spirit" had opened the eyes of the King James translators.
Our prayer is, that He will also "Open the Eyes" of all those who refuse to believe the obvious.

The fact that Lucifer/Satan had already ruled the earth and become a fallen being before Adam's time is proof that the races of flesh and blood mankind were not the first ones on earth. We, then, must acknowledge that Satan's fall was before Adam's time because he was already a fallen being before he came into Adam's Garden of Eden (Gen.3:;  2 Cor.11:3). So, he must have fallen in a pre-Adamic creation.
 
According to Isa.14:12-14, Lucifer actually invaded heaven from earth, hoping to defeat God and take His kingdom; but, Lucifer, himself was defeated and his kingdom on earth cursed. Before his defeat he had a throne and therefore a kingdom and subjects to rule over. His kingdom was under the clouds, under the stars, and under the heavens, therefore, it was on earth. Having weakened the nations over whom he ruled, he wanting to be like God and take God's place in heaven. All this had to be before Adam's day, for no such things have occurred since Adam's creation.

In Ezek.28:11-17 we have a picture of Lucifer before the fall, as the anointed cherub or protector of the earth, where he was full of wisdom and perfect in beauty, being created of God and perfect in his ways up to the time of his fall. This passage gives the reason for Lucifer/Satan's fall and the result of it. The only time this could have been true of Satan was before the days of Adam, thus proving a pre-Adamic world.
verse 13 "thou hast been in Eden,..." proves Ezekiel is talking about Lucifer/Satan.

In Jer.4:23-26 we have a full description of this earth under a total curse, as in Genesis 1:2. It was desolate and empty, the heavens had no light, the hill and the mountains were undergoing convulsions, there was no man, no bird, no animal, no fruitful place, and no city left standing because of God's fierce anger. The only time Jeremiah could have seen the earth without form and void and totally dark and desolate of all life was at the same time Moses saw it, thus, and as recorded by him in Genesis 1:2. There never has been a time from Adam until this 21st. century when the earth was in such a state (not even at the time of Noah's flood), and there never will be a time of such a curse in the eternal future. The only time Jer.4:23-26 could be fulfilled was before Adam, for the earth was in such a condition when the Spirit began the six days work of restoring the earth to a second livable state (Genesis 1:2-21). Regarding the future, such will never be the condition of the earth again, for at the second advent Christ will begin to reign over all nations on the earth forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end. (Gen.8:22; 9:12; Isa.9:6-7; 59:21; Dan.2:44-45; 7:13-14, 18, 27 Zack.14; Lk.1:32-33; Rev.1:6; 5:10; 11:15; 20:4-10;22:4-5) Even the renovation of the heaven and the earth at the end of the Millennium will not make the earth desolate as pictured in Genesis 1:2 and Jer.4:23-24. Therefore, Jer.4:23-26 must refer to the same judgment as pictured in Genesis 1:2, thus proving further that a real social system - men, birds, fruitful places, cities - existed before Adam.

Ps.104:5-9 speaks of God sending a flood on earth after it's creation, at which time the waters stood above the mountains. Verse 7 identifies this as Lucifer's flood, saying "At thy rebuke they fled." In the case of Noah's flood, the waters slowly and naturally abated. Furthermore verse 9 makes it clear that this flood was at a time when God set a bound for the waters "that they turn not again to cover the earth," and that is what happened in the 6 days' work of Gen.1:3-2:25. Thus Ps.104:5-9 refers to the same flood as Genesis 1:2 and proves the existence of a pre-Adamic world, which was overthrown by a flood

Turning to the new N.T. we find that Jesus taught the fall of Satan from heaven, in Lk.10:18. When did he fall? Before Adam's time, for he was already a fallen creature when he came into Adam's Eden (Gen.3). Why did he fall?
 Because of pride and wanting to exalt his earthly kingdom above God's (Isa.14:12-16; Ezek.28:11-17). What was the result of his fall? All of Satan's earthly subjects as well as 1/3 of God's own angels fell with him. {I believe these earthly subjects and the 1/3 of the angels, who fell with them, are one in the same beings/us, you and me, or at the very least, our brothers. see Rev. 22:9 and the Summary at the end of this study} (Rev.12:3-4,) and all earth-nations were completely, destroyed along with vegetation, fish, fowls and animals (2 Pet.3:5-8) because of the Lord's anger. Thus, Lk.10:18 substantiates the teaching of O.T.passages regarding a pre-Adamic world.

Jesus further taught the overthrow of the pre-Adamic world by plainly stating that the world had been overthrown. (see Mt.13:34-35 & note below)

Matthew 13:34
All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake He not unto them[35] That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

(Note) katabolē
kat-ab-ol-ay'
From G2598; a deposition, that is, founding; figuratively conception: - conceive, foundation.
Gr. Katabole, to cast or throw down (2 Cor.4:9; Rev.12:10) it should have been translated "overthrow" or casting down of the world" in v.35; 25:34; Lk.11:50; Jn.17:24;Eph.1:4; Heb.4:3;9:26;11:10;1 Pet.1:20; Rev.13:8;17:8. With the exception of Heb.11:10, katabole is used with kosmos, social world, and refers to the overthrow of the pre-Adamic world by the flood of Gen.1:2; 2 Pet.3:5-8;Ps.104:5-9; Jer.4:23-26 and the defeat of Lucifer and his earthly kingdom before Adam (Isa.14:12-14; Ezek.28:11-17; Lk.10:18). Katabole means the destruction or overthrow, or ruin of the social system before Adam.


Paul also taught the overthrow of the pre-Adamic world (Eph.1:4; Heb.4:3; 9:26. See note above.
Ephesians 1:4 "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:"
"Before the foundation of the world", [cosmos in the Greek, meaning world or earth age.] The "foundation" in the Greek text, is the verb for, "the overthrow". This refers to something that happened in that first earth age, before the defeat of Satan and the angels/us that followed him. When Satan fell [war against God], one third of all angelic beings [God's children, i.e. our brothers] followed Satan. Then during that war, there were some who fought against Satan, and those who did, God calls "His Chosen". They took a stand, and were overcomers in that first earth age.

Hebrews 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
The plan of God and the "rest", that eternal rest He has prepared for His children who love Him, was appointed even before foundation of the world, which means before the overthrow of Satan in the "world that then was (1 Pet. 3:6)". (See appendix 146 in the Companion Bible.)

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Hebrews 9:26] For then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

You see, the Plan of God was ordained even before the "katabole", the casting down and overthrow of the Satan, the great red dragon in the first earth age.
(See appendix 146 in the Companion Bible.)

Peter was very definite in his statements regarding a social system overthrow before Adam. Two social systems are mentioned by Peter , one was before the one which is now, and the other after the one that was.(2 Peter 3:6-7)  

II Peter 3:6 "Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:"

That world age or cosmos that existed in that ancient time of the past, and everything that was a part of it was destroyed completely. All animal life on it was completely done away with, and God removed us from it until such a time as He again made it habitable.  God destroyed it completely and it happened at Satan's overthrow. Many people believe that this flood was the flood of Noah's day, however, the flood of Noah's day did not destroy this world age, life from before that flood carried right over into the dispensation that followed one year later, after the waters had subsided.

John referred to the overthrow of the pre-Adamic world ( Rev. 13:8; 17:8).  It is clear that both testaments give proof of a pre-Adamic world.

Scientific findings of concerning pre-historic animals, the age of the earth, and its rock formations can be recognized only if we believe the Bible's revelation of a pre-Adamic world. There are many questions which cannot be answered apart from belief in the pre-Adamic age. How did Lucifer become the devil, the prince of demons? When did he weaken the nations, and ascend into heaven to exalt his throne above the stars? When did he fall from heaven as in Isa.14:12-14? How and when did demons originate and for what purpose? What caused the earth to become as described in Gen. 1:2; Jer. 4:23-26; Ps. 104:6-9; 2 Pet.3:5-6? Why was hell prepared for the devil and his angels as stated in Mt. 25:41, and why was it located beneath the earth (Mt. 12:40; Eph. 4:7-11)? Why was Adam told to replenish and not merely to plenish the earth? These, along with many other questions go unanswered apart from a belief in the pre-Adamic world. Even in the first two verses of Genesis, God declared that there was a first earth age. Lets go there and study what the Word actually says there.

Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

There are two bodies mentioned in this verse; the heaven and the earth. It simply states a fact, and left the time factor out. This verse not only did not say when, but left it totally to our imagination, as to the eternal span of time, and how the creation took place. In Proverbs 8:22 we read of wisdom speaking through Solomon. Wisdom is God, for all wisdom is of God. "The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before the works of old." What works of old could this be? It is the old earth age, spoken of in Revelation 12.

Proverbs 8:23 "I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was."

This is stating that wisdom was with God, and He possessed me.

Proverbs 8:24 "When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water."

Before there was any need of an abyss, or pit, and the water to fill them, God's wisdom was there.

Proverbs 8:25 "Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:"

Before the earth even took on its present form, with the high mountains and rolling hills, God's wisdom was there. God's wisdom played part in the creation of this earth, and all wisdom comes from God.

Proverbs 8:26 "While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the high part [beginning] of the dust of the world."

God was even there before that first Adam, or speck of dust of the earth was formed.

Proverbs 8:27 "When he prepared the heavens and set a compass (circle) upon the face of the depth:"

Proverbs 8:28 "And when he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:"

Proverbs 8:29 "When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the fountains of the earth:"

In other words what this is saying is that there was land, and oceans, and fields and lakes, and God set His commandment that they should be separated through the "compass" which He set: and we call it "gravity" today. This is the force that separates all water from dry land. When the waves hit the rocks of the shoreline, they resend back into the sea.

God allowed Job to be tested by both Satan and his fellow man, in the book of Job. However, after 37 chapters of man's nonsense, ramblings, and bad advise by those around Job, God spoke to Job.

Job 38:1, 2: "Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?"

Job had been tested to the point of losing his entire family, all his property, and he had been inflicted by sores and sickness, yet he did not curse God. He was in a poor frame of mind when God again came to Job. Job had been listening to the trash of men's doctrines for the first thirty seven chapters of the book of Job, and now Job was ready to put those ramblings aside of other men, and listen directly to God.

Job 38:3 "Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me."

God told Job to straighten up and be a man, and listen to what He is about to tell Job. Then God spells out in detail how He laid out the foundations of the earth and the heaven, and all matters concerning them. Then in the rest of Job 38 and 39 God reveals the wisdom that we read about in Proverbs 8.

God told Job how He put the universe all together. Our God is infinite in wisdom and power, yet His love for His children is so great that He allowed Himself to be killed as a man, on the cross at Calvary hill. It was this act of love that made it possible for mankind to except Him as their Savior and approach Him as His child.

So there is a complete separation between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. Genesis 1:1 is the first creation of heaven and earth, while Genesis 1:2 is the destruction of this earth after the fall or rebellion of Satan.

Genesis 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."

Who is the Spirit of God? He is the Holy Spirit, and it is God's Spirit that moved upon the face of the waters. In the Hebrew text the translation of the word, "was" as used in this verse "...the earth was without form,..."; we see in the Massorah test it reads "(to become) without form...". The earth was not created a ruin but it became a ruin after the fall of Lucifer/now called Satan. It is the translators that changed the word from became, to was when they put it into English. Genesis 1:2 uses the same Hebrew word that was used in Genesis 2:7 "...and man became a living soul."

The correct translation of the Hebrew from the Massoretic text for these words, "...without form..." is "tohu-va-bohu". So we see that the earth was not created "without form", but it became [tohu] without form and void". Lets go to Strong's Hebrew dictionary, reference number 1961 to verify the word "was", that we read in this verse. "Hayah, haw-yaw; a prime root, to exit; to become, or come to pass."

Now lets continue in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary to get the pure meaning for the word "void". # 2258, on page 36 tells us that we have to go to # 2254 for the prime root word for the meaning of the word "void". "Chabal, khaw-bal; to wind tightly as a rope, to bind, to pervert, destroy, to corrupt, spoil, travail." This corresponds with its other use in # 2255, which is "to ruin".

"Tohu" of the earth, then means that total destruction has come to pass upon the earth. The second "was" in the verse is in italics type because there is no verb "to be" in the Hebrew language. This is one of the problems in translating Hebrew into English, the verb "to be" is not distinguished from the verb, "to become".

At the end of the first earth age of Genesis 1:1 that age ceased to exist in its previous form. God created the earth to be inhabited, and then He destroyed it. There was an entire earth age that existed between the first two verses of Genesis. This first earth age is spoken of in Jeremiah, Proverbs, and Jude, as well as in II Peter. We will look into these Scriptures and try to understand the deeper meaning of our Father's Word.

If you don't understand that there was a first earth age, you will not understand why God would say in Malachi 1:3; "And I hated Esau...". God hated Esau even while he was in his mother's womb. It was in the first earth age that God hated Esau, because of what he was and did in that first earth age. It was what Esau's soul did in that age, that angered God so; and that anger passed on to the embryo of Esau when his soul entered into this earth age. This is also recorded in Romans 9:13.

Genesis 1:2 then verifies that our earth is far older then 6000 years old, when in fact it is probably millions, even billions, of years old. However, no matter how old this earth is, it is the only place in the universe that mankind, and the animals can exist in the flesh form that we are in and survive. We do not worship the creation, but we worship the creator, our Heavenly Father. God is in control of all of His creation, and He destroyed all forms of terrestrial life that lived on earth from that first earth age.

Isaiah 45:18 "For thus saith the Lord That created the heavens: God Himself formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: "I am the Lord; and there is none else." "

God is speaking and Isaiah is writing what God is saying down, and God is telling us that when He created the earth, it was not in vain. "Vain" as used here is the same Hebrew word that we saw in Genesis 1:2, which was given as "void", or ruin. God created this earth to be lived on, and to be inhabited. Genesis 1:1 told us that God created the earth to be inhabited. "Tohu", the "destruction", was not part of the creation plan, but came after the fall of Lucifer/Satan, when one third of all the souls followed Satan in the first earth age, in verse two.

So when we go back into II Peter 3:6, "Whereby the world that then was, being over-flowed with water, perished." We see that it was that earth age that perished, and all terrestrial life that was part of it. It became void at the rebellion of Satan when he drew one third of God's created souls with him. This is what Revelation 12:1-4 is all about. It was in the first earth age that this took place, and what happened then is a type of what shall happen again in our generation.

Revelation 12:1 "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:"

In this chapter of Revelation we now leave the last three and a half year period of this age and return all the way back to the world that was [the first earth age]. Some of the events that happened in that world that was will be a type of what we will see in our present earth age. This wonder that takes place is a great sign in the heavens. The "woman" here is not the church, for a church building has never delivered any child. This mother has nothing to do with the church. This woman is "Israel", the twelve sons of Jacob, or tribes as described in John 16:21. (Where is Israel today? It is the tribes of Israel who make up Christian nations which are found in western Europe, the isles of Britain and the Americas) .

Revelation 12:2 "And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered."

This child to be delivered is the Messiah, and the woman delivering the child is the symbol of "Israel", however in the physical sense, we call her Mary. It is Satan's sole purpose to destroy this child. This is the wife and the son of Almighty God, and he wants us to feel these events occurring. What happens to them affects Him, exactly as it would you or me in a similar case.

Revelation 12:3 "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads."

The same political and social order that was in existence at the end of the first earth age, will be ruling over the earth in the end of our current earth age

This wonder, the "Great red dragon", is always Satan. Here again, it is all happening in heaven, prior to Genesis 1:2, in the first earth age. Just like it will be at the end of this earth age, Satan had seven dominions, with ten agencies of power and authority. Satan had complete universal control over that prior earth kingdom; and he also had total political control. This is pointed out in detail in Revelation 13, and it is a copy of what is happening in this earth age with the United Nations, and it's ten units of power that is taking control over all the dominions on the face of the earth.

Revelation 12:4 "And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born."

The "stars of heaven" are the created children of God "sons of God". This old dragon caused one third of all of God's creation to follow him. One third of God's children are all those people that lived then in their "celestial bodies", which is also called angelic souls. So what this is saying here, is that when Satan fell he drew one third of God's children to him. He caused them to fall, and they worshipped Satan as God, and believed him to be God. That is his desire also for this age; to cause you and me, the children, of God, even though we are now in thls earth age and are in animal type bodies, to worship him.

When we read that "all living came from mother Eve", it means that "Messiah" came from, or through the womb of Eve. He came as the offspring of Eve, and her offspring Mary, who was a  descendant of Adam and Eve of pure pedigree.

And it is through the Messiah, Jesus Christ that eternal life to all mankind is offered. For you and me and all mankind to receive eternal life, each soul must pass from death to life through the blood of Jesus Christ. So we see this refers to spiritual life, and not physical life.

It was in that first earth age at the fall of Satan, when the third of the angels, i.e. us,  followed him that many of us took a stand on the side of God. This is why Ephesians 1:4 draws our attention to those that did make a stand then for God against Lucifer/Satan.

Ephesians 1:4 "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:"

What does it mean to be chosen?

It means that there are certain people that God chose in the first earth age to do a task for Him in this flesh earth age. This is not reincarnation, for it is appointed for each of us to go through this earth age, the flesh earth age, once and only once. Hebrews 9:27 tells us; "...It is appointed unto men once to die [in the flesh], but after this the judgment." This appointing and choosing took place before the  foundation, tearing down of the first earth age; before this age when the souls are placed in the flesh and blood bodies, in our turn, for this second earth age or cosmos.

"Without blame" refers to the fact that God intercedes in certain peoples lives. Some people still have free will in this earth age, while certain others, God's elect, whether they know it or not, do not. God will use them as He sees fit, however, God doesn't play favorites. Christ died for the sins of all those who will repent; both the chosen and the free will people. Every soul must repent for the sins that they commit, and love the Lord Jesus Christ to have the hope of His glory.

"Before the foundation of the world", "world" in the Greek is "cosmos", meaning world or earth age. "Foundation" in the Greek is the verb for "the overthrow". This again refers to something that happened in that first earth age, before the overthrow attempt by Satan, and the third of the angels/us followed him.

Remember back in Romans 8:27; "And he that searcheth the heart knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." These saints are the set-aside ones, or the ones chosen. God has a overall plan, and the purpose in that plan is to bring those children that fell back to Himself.

Ephesians 1:5 "Having pre destinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,"

"Predestined" means "from a time prior", or "required to do a certain thing" in the Greek. You have a choice of loving God, or loving Satan. God will not interfere with your free will choice to chose Him or Satan. However, those persons that proved themselves during the overthrow attempt by Satan, were "justified", or judged and earned the right to be called "saints" from that first earth age. These again are those which are called "God's elect".

Each soul comes from God and in their turn, enters an embryo at conception. This is why Jeremiah was called a "chosen one". God said to Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5; "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou comest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet of nations."

"Sanctified" thee is to "set aside" Jeremiah for a purpose. Jeremiah's sins still had to be repented of, and the price of the blood of Christ had to pay for them, even though Christ had not been born in the flesh yet.. To be predestined is to be fore chosen. Just because you are predestined, God can still make life very miserable to those out of His will so they will repent and get back into His will for them. God has a perfect will and He is always fair.

II Peter 3:7 "But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."

This is in reference to the second heaven and earth age which we are living in now. This earth age will not be destroyed until God's time of judgment on the ungodly men of this earth has come to a close. That time of perdition [destruction] is after the Millennium age, and after the Great white throne judgment. Then will come the consuming fire. Hebrews 12:19 tells us that "Our God is a consuming fire." There will be no destroying of the earth by nuclear warfare, nor by greenhouse gases or flood or any other man made causes. God is reserving the final judgment of this earth and mankind for His own judgment. Before that time can come, the events or prophecies that concern this earth will all have taken place, and that includes the "great apostasy", or falling away whennearly the entire world will go whoring after Satan, the Antichrist.

This is why this 2 Peter chapter three is so important, because it gives us the wisdom of the ages. Do you understand the different ages, their sequences and characteristics? If you don't you will find yourself blushing when confronted by a worldly scholar. Christian, you don't have to blush when someone tells you that this earth is millions of years old, for it is. God's Word declares that this earth is millions of years old. There is no disagreement between science and our Father's Word as to the age of this earth. God created this earth to be inhabitable, and then this earth became a ruin, and God formed it all over again. This is what this is all about. Wisdom will come with understanding.
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II Peter 3:5 "For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:"

Most Christians today, and all of the worldly people today are willingly placing their selves in ignorance on this matter of the creation. Old as it is spoken of here is very ancient, goes far back before the time of Noah and Adam, and even before the creation of the animal world and the earth age as we know it now. Peter is telling you that in the far past, there was a first earth age. Not a different world or planet, but the same planet [earth] existing in a time frame prior to the earth as it exists today. The same world, but a different world age or time frame.

II Peter 3:6 "Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:"

That world age or cosmos that existed in that ancient time of the past (the age of the dinosaurs), and everything that was a part of it was destroyed completely. All animal life on it was completely done away with and all of us spirit beings were removed, including Satan. God destroyed it completely and it happened at Lucifer's/Satan's overthrow attempt. Many people believe that that flood was the flood of Noah's day, however, the flood of Noah's day did not destroy this world age, life from before Noah's flood carried right over into the dispensation that followed one year later, after the waters had subsided.

Even in the first two verses of Genesis, God declared that there was a first earth age. Lets go there and study what the Word actually says there.

Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

There are two bodies mentioned in this verse; the heaven and the earth. It simply states a fact, and left the time factor out. This verse not only did not say when, but left it totally to our imagination, as to the eternal span of time when that creation took place. In Proverbs 8:22 we read of wisdom speaking through Solomon. Wisdom is God, for all wisdom is of God. "The Lord possessed me in the beginning of His ways, before the works of old." What works of old could this be? It is the old earth age, spoken of in Revelation 12.

Proverbs 8:23 "I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was."

This is stating that wisdom was with God, and He possessed me.

Proverbs 8:24 "When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water."

Before there was any need of an abyss, or pit, and the water to fill them, God's wisdom was there.

Proverbs 8:25 "Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:"

Before the earth even came into existence, with the high mountains and rolling hills, God's wisdom was there. God's wisdom played part in the creation of this earth, and all wisdom comes from God.

Proverbs 8:26 "While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the high part [beginning] of the dust of the world."

God was even there before that first speck of dust of the earth was formed.

Proverbs 8:27 "When he prepared the heavens and set a compass (circle) upon the face of the depth:"

Proverbs 8:28 "And when he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:"

Proverbs 8:29 "When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the fountains of the earth:"

In other words what this is saying is that there first was land, and oceans, and fields and lakes, and God set His commandment that they should be separated through the "compass" which He set: and we call it "gravity" today. This is the force that separates all water from dry land. When the waves hit the rocks of the shoreline, they resend back into the sea.

God allowed Job to be tested by both Satan and his fellow man, in the book of Job. However, after 37 chapters of man's nonsense, ramblings, and bad advise by those around Job, God spoke to Job.

Job 38:1, 2: "Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?"

Job had been tested to the point of losing his entire family, all his property, and he had been inflicted by sores and sickness, yet he did not curse God. He was in a poor frame of mind when God again came to Job. Job had been listening to the trash of men's doctrines for the first thirty seven verses of the book of Job, and now Job was ready to put those ramblings of other those men aside, and listen directly to God.

Job 38:3 "Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me."

God told Job to straighten up and be a man, and listen to what He is about to tell Job. Then God spells out in detail how He laid out the foundations of the earth and the heaven, and all matters concerning them. Then in the rest of Job 38 and 39 God reveals the wisdom that we read about in Proverbs 8.

God told Job how He put the universe all together. Our God is infinite in wisdom and power, yet His love for His children is so great that He allowed Himself to be killed as a man, on the cross at Calvary hill. It was this act of love that made it possible for mankind to except Him as their Savior and approach Him as His child.

So there is a complete separation between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. Genesis 1:1 is the first creation of heaven and earth, while Genesis 1:2 is the destruction of that first earth age after the fall or rebellion of Satan.

Genesis 1:2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep."

Who is the Spirit of God? He is the Holy Spirit, and it is God's Spirit that moved upon the face of the waters. In the Hebrew text the translation of the word, "was" as used in this verse "...the earth was without form,..."; we see in the Massorah text it reads "(to become) without form...". The earth was not created a ruin but it became a ruin after the fall of Satan. It is the translators that changed the word from became, to was when they put it into English. In the original manuscripts this is the same Hebrew word as in Genesis 2:7 "...and man became a living soul."

The correct translation of the Hebrew from the Massoretic text for these words, "...without form..." is "tohu-va-bohu". So we see that the earth was not created "without form", but it became [tohu] without form and void". Lets go to Strong's Hebrew dictionary, reference number 1961 to verify the word "was", that we read in this verse. "Hayah, haw-yaw; a prime root, to exit; to become, or come to pass."

Now lets continue in the Strong's Hebrew dictionary to get the pure meaning for the word "void". # 2258, on page 36 tells us that we have to go to # 2254 for the prime root word for the meaning of the word "void". "Chabal, khaw-bal; to wind tightly as a rope, to bind, to pervert, destroy, to corrupt, spoil, travail." This corresponds with its other use in # 2255, which is "to ruin".

"Tohu" of the earth, then means that total destruction has come to pass upon the earth. The second "was" in the verse is in italics type because there is no verb "to be" in the Hebrew language. This is one of the problems in translating Hebrew into English, the verb "to be" is not distinguished from the verb, "to become".

At the end of the first earth age of Genesis 1:1 that age ceased to exist in its previous form. God created the earth to be inhabited, and then He destroyed it. There was an entire earth age that existed between the first two verses of Genesis. This first earth age is spoken of in Jeremiah, Proverbs, and Jude, as well as in II Peter. We will look into these Scriptures and try to understand the deeper meaning of our Father's Word.

If you don't understand that there was a first earth age, you will not understand why God would say in Malachi 1:3; "And I hated Esau...". God hated Esau even while he was in his mother's womb. It was in the first earth age that God hated Esau, because of what he was and did in that first earth age. It was what Esau's soul did in that age, that angered God so; and that anger passed on to the embryo of Esau when his soul entered into this earth age. This is also recorded in Romans 9:13.

Genesis 1:2 then verifies that our earth is far older then 6000 years old, when in fact it is probably millions, even billions, of years old. However, no matter how old this earth is, it is the only place in the universe that mankind, and the animals can exist in the flesh form that we are currently in and survive. We do not worship the creation, but we worship the creator, our Heavenly Father. God is in control of all of His creation, and He destroyed all forms of terrestrial (flesh and blood) life that lived on earth from that first earth age.

Isaiah 45:18 "For thus saith the Lord That created the heavens: God Himself formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: "I am the Lord; and there is none else." "

God is speaking and Isaiah is writing what God is saying down, and God is telling us that when He created the earth, it was not in vain. "Vain" as used here is the same Hebrew word that we saw in Genesis 1:2, which was given as "void", or ruin. God created this earth to be lived on, and to be inhabited. Genesis 1:1 told us that God created the earth to be inhabited. "Tohu", the "destruction", was not part of the creation plan, but came after the fall of Satan, when one third of all the souls followed Satan in the first earth age, in verse two.

So when we go back into II Peter 3:6, "Whereby the world that then was, being over-flowed with water, perished." We see that it was that earth age that perish, and all that was part of it. It became void at the rebellion of Satan when he drew one third of the souls (God's children) with him. This is what Revelation 12:1 - 4 is all about. It was in the first earth age that this took place, and what happened then is a type of what shall happen again in our generation.

Revelation 12:1 "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:"

In this chapter of Revelation we now leave the last three and a half year period of this age and return all the way back to the world that was [the first earth age]. Some of the events that happened in that world that was will be a type of what we will see in our present earth age. This wonder that takes place is a great sign in the heavens. The "woman" here is not the church, for a church building has never delivered any child. This mother has nothing to do with the church. This woman is "Israel", the twelve sons of Jacob, or tribes as described in John 16:21. The same political and social order that was in existence at the end of the first earth age, will be ruling over the earth in the end of our current earth age.

Revelation 12:2 "And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered."

This child to be delivered is the Messiah, and the woman delivering the child is the symbol of "Israel", however in the physical sense, we call her Mary. It is Satan's sole purpose to destroy this child. This is the wife and the son of Almighty God, and he wants us to feel these events occurring. What happens to them affects Him, exactly as it would you or I in a similar case.

Revelation 12:3 "And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads."

This wonder, the "Great red dragon", is always Satan. Here again, it is all happening in heaven, prior to Genesis 1:2, in the first earth age. Just like it will be at the end of this earth age, Satan had seven dominions, with ten agencies of power and authority. Satan had complete universal control over that prior earth kingdom; and he also had total political control. This is pointed out in detail in Revelation 13, and it is a copy of what is happening in this earth age with the United Nations, and it's ten units of power that is taking control over all the dominions on the face of the earth.

Revelation 12:4 "And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born."

The "stars of heaven" are the "sons of God". This old dragon caused one third of all of God's creation to follow him. One third of God's children are all those people that lived then in their celestial, "soul bodies", which is also called angelic souls. So what this is saying here, is that when Satan fell he drew one third of God's children to him. He caused them to fall, and they worshipped Satan as God, and believed him to be God. That is his desire also for this age; to cause you and I, the children of God, to worship him.

When we read that "all living came from mother Eve", it means that "Messiah" came from, or through the womb of Eve. He came as the offspring of Eve, and her offspring Mary. And it is through the Messiah, Jesus Christ that eternal life to all mankind is offered. For you and me and all mankind to receive eternal life, each soul must pass from death to life through the blood of Jesus Christ. So we see this refers to spiritual life, and not physical life.

It was in that first earth age at the fall of Satan, when the third of the angels (we/us)  followed him that many took a stand on the side of God. This is why Ephesians 1:4 draws our attention to those that did make a stand then.

Ephesians 1:4 "According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love:"

What does it mean to be chosen?

It means that there are certain people that God chose in the first earth age to do a task for Him in this flesh earth age. This is not reincarnation, for it is appointed for each of us to go through this earth age, the flesh earth age, once and only once. Hebrews 9:27 tells us; "...It is appointed unto men once to die [in the flesh], but after this the judgment." This appointing and choosing took place before the foundation of this earth age; before the age when God started placing our souls in these flesh and blood bodies, that we are living in now in this second earth age or cosmos.

"Without blame" refers to the fact that God intercedes in certain peoples lives. Certain people have free will, while certain others are of God's election, however, God doesn't play favorites. Christ died for the sins of all those who will repent; the chosen and the free will. Every soul must repent for the sins that they commit, and love the Lord Jesus Christ to have the hope of His glory.

"Before the foundation of the world", "world" in the Greek is "cosmos", meaning world or earth age. "Foundation" in the Greek is the verb for "the overthrow". This again refers to something that happened in that first earth age, before the overthrow by Satan, and the third of the angels/we/us followed him.

Remember back in Romans 8:27; "And he that searcheth the heart knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." These saints are the set-aside ones, or the ones chosen. God has a overall plan, and the purpose in that plan is to bring those children that fell back to Himself.

Ephesians 1:5 "Having pre destinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,"

"Predestined" means "from a time prior", or "required to do a certain thing" in the Greek. You have a choice of loving God, or loving Satan. God will not interfere with your free will choice to chose Him or Satan. However, that person that proved himself or herself during the overthrow of Satan, were "justified", or judged and earned the right to be called "saints" from that first earth age. These again are those which are called "God's elect".

Each soul comes from God and enters an embryo at conception. This is why Jeremiah was called a "chosen one". God said to Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5; "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou comest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet of nations."

"Sanctified" thee is to "set aside" Jeremiah for a purpose. Jeremiah's sins still had to be repented of, and the price of the blood of Christ had to pay for them, even though Christ had not been born in the flesh yet.. To be predestined is to be fore chosen. Just because you are predestined, God can still make life very miserable to those out of His will so they will repent and get back into His will for them. God has a perfect will and He is always fair.

II Peter 3:7 "But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."

This is in reference to the second heaven and earth age which we are living in now. This earth age will not be destroyed until God's time of judgment on the ungodly men of this earth has come to a close. That time of perdition [destruction] is after the Millennium age, and after the Great white throne judgment. Then will come the consuming fire. Hebrews 12:19 tells us that "Our God is a consuming fire." There will be no destroying of the earth by nuclear warfare, nor by greenhouse gases or flood or any other man made causes. God is reserving the final judgment of this earth and mankind for His own judgment. Before that time can come, the events or prophecies that concern this earth will all have taken place, and that includes the "great apostasy", or falling away when the entire world will go whoring after Satan, the Antichrist.

John referred to the over throw of the pre-Adamic world  Rev.13:8, 17:8.
Revelation 13:8 "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."

Revelation 17:8 "The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is [shall come]."

It is clear that both testaments give proof of a pre-Adamic world. The actual findings of science regarding pre-historic animals and men, the age of the earth, it's rock formation, and other facts can be recognized only if we believe the Bible's revelation of a pre-Adamic social system. There are many questions which cannot be answered apart from the belief in a pre-Adamic age. How did Lucifer become the devil and the prince of demons? When did he weaken the nations, ascend into heaven to exalt his throne above the stars and when did he fall from heaven as in Isa.14:12? How did demons originate, for what purpose, and when? What caused the calamity of Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23-26;Ps.104:6-9; 2 Pet.  3:5-6? Why was hell prepared for the devil and his angels as stated in Mt.25:41, and why was it located beneath the earth (Mt.12:40; Eph.4:7-12? Why was Adam told to replenish the earth?
 
These and other questions are unanswered apart from a belief in the pre-Adamic world.


  So, after reading the above, who do you believe were these men who lived here on earth before the flood and overthrow of Genesis 1:2, in the pre-Adamic first earth age?

Well, I tell you, it's pretty obvious to me that if all the children of God  shouted for Joy as Job 38:7 tells us we did when God laid the foundations of the earth it is a sure thing that Job, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Moses, David, Adam and Eve along with you and me and all our ancestors and descendants and every other person who ever lived or will live here on earth in an animal body, were present when the earth was created in the beginning, just like Job was, before the katabole (foundation of the world). We were living here (all of us who lived) in celestial bodies, during the first earth age.
Job 38:4 "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding."
Job 38:7 "When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for Joy?"

John Rhine's Summary continued:
Rev. 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them.  And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. We can only imagine the overwhelming impact it must have had on John when the reality of being taken to heaven, to the very throne of God, and witnessing the awesome events described in this book, finally "hit home". And so he fell down to worship before the feet of the angel.   Rev. 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. Did you catch what the angel said? This is a very revealing verse. The angel makes it perfectly clear that he is "one of us" who has lived in the flesh, from among our brethren the prophets.

And it is also obvious to me that if the apostle John, who wrote in Revelations 22:8-9, was a brother of the angel in Revelation 22:8-9, and he was (God said it, and you just read it!), then you and I were/are also angels and were part of the host of heaven waiting our turn to be born to a flesh and blood women to experience life and the permanency of death of our animal body as a flesh and blood human being in this animal type body.

Than since we are surely brothern of the apostle John, that means we are also brothers of that angel in Revelation 22:9 and we are/were, after the first earth age,  part of the host of heaven waiting our turn to be born to a flesh and blood women in order to experience life and the permanency of death as a flesh and blood human being in our own animal type body. 

Yes,  God pulled us off this earth before He destroyed it in anger because of Lucifer's sin. taking us all back to heaven to be with Him, while awaiting our turn to be born to a women in a flesh and blood body in this second earth age, as per His plan to try to salvage our souls.

I guess we've answered the puzzle over why scientists can't find human bones to back up their theory of evolution.

There are no human bones,
we had celestial bodies in the first earth age, not animal terrestrial
 bodies.

So much for their theory of evolution!
Will scientists never learn?

 


The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #1003
by John Rhine

When Did Dinosaurs Live on Earth?

 When Did Dinosaurs Live on Earth? 
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Is There a Conflict Between Science and the Bible?
Written by John Rhine
Conflict?
Is there a conflict between the Biblical account of creation and scientific discoveries about the age of the earth? When did dinosaurs roam the earth?

Let's explore what the Bible tells us. We'll start with the six days of God's divine activity described in Genesis.
  • Day 6 starts in Gen. 1:24 with the words "And God said"
  • Day 5 starts in Gen. 1:20 with the words "And God said"
  • Day 4 starts in Gen. 1:14 with the words "And God said"
  • Day 3 starts in Gen. 1:9 with the words "And God said"
  • Day 2 starts in Gen. 1:6 with the words "And God said"
  • Day 1 starts in Gen. 1:3 with the words "And God said"

What about the first two verses in Genesis? What are they telling us? What happened during the time that passed between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2, prior to God starting these six days of activity? We must look to other places in the Bible for these answers. We will explore the following verses, in the King James Version. Gen. 1:1-2, Gen. 1:28, Gen. 8:3 - 9:2, Jer. 4:23-26, 2 Peter 3:5-8 and 13, Isaiah 14:12-14, Isaiah 45:18, Ezekiel 28:11-19, Psalms 104:1-7 and Psalms 136:6-7.

The beginning

Let's first examine Gen. 1:1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. What do we know about this? Isaiah 45:18 tells us he made the earth to be inhabited and not in vain (Heb., tohu, meaning empty) and 2 Peter 3:5 tells us the earth was standing out of the water.

Sometime Later

Gen. 1:2 says the earth was (Heb., hayah, meaning became) without form and void (Heb., tohu va bola, meaning, waste and empty) and darkness was (became) upon the face of the deep (flooded). 2 Peter 3:6 says the earth was (became) overflowed with water and perished.

Note: Peter is not talking about Noah's flood because all the world did not perish in Noah's flood.


Jeremiah vision

If we look at Jeremiah's vision of the earth (Jer. 4:23-26) it was without form and void; and had no light and the mountains trembled and the hills moved. And there were no men and all the birds were gone. He said the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities were broken down because of the Lord's anger. He must have seen the earth as it is described in Gen. 1:2and as Peter described it in 2 Peter 3:6 because the earth has never been empty and waste and dark since the six days of God's activity as described in Gen. 1:3 to 2:25. The only time the sun and stars were not allowed to give light was the period before the six days. They have been giving light ever since. There never has been a time or will be a time when there were no men on earth since then. Yet Jeremiah said all the cities were gone and no men were there.

How can this be?

What was happening on earth between (Gen. 1:1), Isaiah's vision of the inhabited earth or (2 Peter 3:5 Peter's description of the earth standing out of the water and; (Gen. 1:2) Jeremiah's vision of the flooded, empty and void earth or (2 Peter 3:6) Peter's overflowed earth?


Look to the Angels for the answer.

What about Lucifer, the fallen angel (Satan). Isaiah 14: 12-14 tells us that Lucifer fell from heaven, was cut down to the ground (earth) which weakened the nations! Why? Because he wanted to ascend into heaven and exalt his throne above the heights of the clouds and be the most High. Read Ezekiel 28:11-19.

When did this happen? It must have been before the six days of God's activity because he was already a fallen angel in the garden of Eden.

Lucifer must have had a kingdom here on earth and it must have been between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2. Were there men in his kingdom? He weakened the nations Isaiah 14:12. At no place in the Bible does God refer to nations except to nations made up of us, i.e. whether as spirit beings sons of God, or as human beings sons of man.

Jeremiah, in Jer. 4:25, saw no men when he saw the earth as it was in Gen. 1:2. In verse 26 he says all the cities were broken down by the fierce anger of the Lord.

Ezekiel saw Lucifer cast to the ground before Kings, in Ezek. 28:17, and all that know him among the people shall be astonished, in verse 19.

When Peter described the overflowed earth where the world perished he was describing Lucifer's Flood between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2.


Still not convinced!

If you are still not convinced that we lived on earth before Adam's time look at the following two verses. Gen. 9:1 after Noah's flood, God tells Noah and his sons to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. In Gen. 1:28 God tells Adam to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. If people didn't live on earth between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2 how could Adam replenish?  The earth most certainly was plenished with us, as spirit beings, before the six days.

How long ago did all this happen?

How long ago did God create the perfect, inhabited earth of Gen. 1:1? It could have been hundreds of billions of years ago!

How long did Lucifer have a kingdom here on earth, where he ruled over nations, before he tried to move his throne to heaven and be the most high? It could have been hundreds of billions of years.

How long did God put up with sin before he got angry enough to completely destroy the nations of the dateless past? It could have been hundreds of millions of years.

How long was the earth void and flooded as in Gen. 1:2?  It could have been hundreds of millions of years. We also lived on earth at the same time as the dinosaurs?


Question: John, why do we find no man's bones from this period of the dinosaurs?
Answer: Because we were spirit beings without flesh and bone bodies in those days. It was only after our brother Lucifer's fall that God felt the need to teach all of us about life and death and the end result from what is Holy viruses what is profane. To do this He is placing us in flesh and blood bodies, back here on earth, in our turn, for this earth age.

The Dateless Past

God didn't choose to tell us very much about this long period of the earth's history, in the Bible. Just enough to know there is no conflict between Biblical accounts of the earth's age and scientific discoveries. If God did not allow the light to shine on the earth for a period of time from Gen. 1:2 till Gen. 1:3 (day 1), guess what, the Ice Age! Scientists have discovered the frozen carcasses of animals at the Arctic Circle that are millions of years old. In their stomachs they found undigested tropical plants. How can this be? Very simple, when God cursed the earth after Lucifer's fall and flood he cut off the light and warmth of that light there was an instant ice age and everything perished.

When God turned the (**sun's) light back unto the earth, starting Gen. 1:3 (day 1) the ice began to melt and starting Gen. 1:6 (day 2) some evaporated to form clouds. Starting Gen. 1:9 (day 3) dry land appears again .(**or was this the light of life, not the sun's light. see ** below)  Starting Gen. 1:14 (day 4) the sun as we know it was warming the earth. Starting Gen.1:20 (day 5) he created fish and brought forth birds. Starting  Gen. 1:24 (day 6) He also brought forth again, many of those same animals which lived here on earth prior to "Lucifer's flood".  He then, later on day six Gen. 1:26 (see * below), created flesh and blood bodies for us to live in, similar to the bodies of the warm blooded living beasts we saw living and dying here during the first earth age.


**John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I  am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

 * I did not say that on day six God created Adam and Eve, as per "Garden of Eden" Adam and Eve; No, He created mankind, as per sixth day man. The Adam and Eve you're thinking of weren't formed until a later day (which I call the eighth day, only because it happened as described in chapter 2 of Genesis after His day of rest (the seventh day). See pamphlet #7001.

No Conflict

So you see, if you search the scriptures and as the Apostle Paul tells us in 2 Tim. 2:15 "rightly dividing the word of truth", you find that there is no conflict between scientific discoveries about the age of the earth or its pre- historic inhabitants and what God has revealed to us in the Bible. Once scientists discover how old the earth really is we'll also know more about what the earth was like between Gen. 1:1 and Gen. 1:2. We'll also know what the people who lived on earth at that time were like. All we now know is that we were not in these flesh bodies then.


Let's compare Lucifer's Flood

to Noah's Flood

Gen. 1:1-12 & 20-23, Gen. 6:1-13, Gen. 8:1-14, Isa. 14:12-14, Ezek. 28:11-17, Jer. 4:23-26, Ps. 104:7, Luke 10:18, and 2 Peter 3:6

After Lucifer's Flood                                           After Noah's Flood

Earth made waste                                                                    Earth not made waste
Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23                                                                       Gen.8:11-12, 22 
Earth made empty                                                                    Not made empty
Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23                                                                       Gen.6:17-22; 8:16
Earth made totally dark                                                           Not made dark
Gen.1:2; Jer.4:23                                                                       Gen.6:6-22
No light from heaven                                            The sun still gave light
Gen.1:2-5; Jer.4:23                                                                    Gen.8:1-22
There were no days                                                                There were days
Gen.1:10                                                                                    Gen.8:1-22
All vegetation destroyed                                                       Vegetation not destroyed

Gen.1:2-12; Jer.4:23-26                                                           Gen. 8:11-12, 22
God rebuked the waters                                                         Waters gradually receded
    they hastened away                                                                  away over a period of months
Gen.1:6-12; Ps.104:7                                                                 Gen.8:1-14
Flood waters taken away in one day                                     Flood waters taken away in months
Gen.1:10                                                                                     Gen..8:1-14
Waters taken away supernaturally                                       Waters receded naturally
Gen.1:6-12                                                                                 Gen.8:1-14
All fish destroyed                                                                   Fish were not destroyed
Gen.1:2, 20-23; Jer.4:23-26                                                      Gen.8:6:18-8:22
No foul were left                                                                      Foul did not disappear
Gen.1:2, 20; Jer.4:23-26                                             Gen.8:6:20; 8:17
No animals were left                                                                Animals were saved
Gen.1:24-25; 2:19                                                    Gen.6:20; 8:17
No men left on earth                                                               Men were saved
                                                                                                   (8 from creation after sixth day and many from sixth day)
No social system was left                                                      Social system was preserved
2 Pet.3:6; Jer.4:23-26                                                               Gen.6:18; 8:22; 2 Pet.2:5
Flood Caused by fall of Satan                                              Flood  Caused by fall of man
Isa.14:12-14; Jer.4:23-26; Ezek.28:11-17; Lk.10:18               Gen.6:5-13; & fallen angels Gen.6:1-4
Became necessary to re-create                                             All things were preserved
God sets bounds for waters after flood                              Bounds are already set so flood could not have been world wide
Ps.104:9                                                                                     Gen.1:6-12, 8:2



Bible references from this pamphlet #1003 "Is There a Conflict Between Science and the Bible?"

THE BEGINNING
Genesis 1:1
  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2  And the earth was (BECAME) without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

THE FIRST SIX DAYS OF THIS SECOND EARTH AGE CREATION ALL START WITH "AND GOD SAID"

Genesis 1:3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Genesis 1:6  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Genesis 1:9  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

Genesis 1:14  And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Genesis 1:20  And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Genesis 1:24  And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.


THE FIRST DAY
Genesis 1:3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
THE SECOND DAY 
6  And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7  And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8  And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
THE THIRD DAY
9  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10  And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13  And the evening and the morning were the third day.
THE FORTH DAY 
14  And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15  And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16  And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17  And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18  And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19  And the evening and the morning were the fourth day
Note: There was light on earth, in the first earth age and in this earth age, prior to day four when God placed the sun in the heavens; but that was the light of God. Remember, God is light and Satan is without light, prior to Noah's flood there was a water canopy above the earth.
THE FIFTH. DAY 
20  And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21  And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23  And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
THE SIXTH DAY 
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

FIRST SIX DAYS ARE HISTORY
Genesis 2
:1  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
THE SEVENTH. DAY
2  And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made
3  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
4  These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
5  And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6  But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
AND THEN ON THE EIGHTH DAY(a day after day seven), WE MEET THE INDIVIDUAL MAN CALLED ADAM
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 soul.
8  And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;
 the tree of life (our Lord) also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Satan).
OUR LORD JESUS AND SATAN WERE THERE ALSO 
10  And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11  The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12  And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13  And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14  And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
LISTEN TO JESUS OR ANY OF THE OTHER ANGELS THERE, BUT DON'T LISTEN TO WHAT SATAN SAYS
17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
THIS MAN ADAM NEEDS A WIFE
18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
FARM ANIMALS WERE NOT HELP MEETS FOR ADAM
19  And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20  And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
NEXT WE MEET EVE
21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
NOW THAT WE HAVE A HELP MEET FOR ADAM, FROM HIS AND EVE'S UNION CAN THE SAVIOR OF MANKIND DESCEND.
24  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Genesis 6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
ANGELS LOYAL TO SATAN CAME TO VISIT AND MATE WITH EVE'S GRAND-DAUGHTERS; BUT THEY DIDN'T WAIT UNTIL GOD DECLARED IT WAS THEIR TURN AND DID SO WITHOUT FIRST BEING  BORN THROUGH THE WOMB OF A EARTH WOMAN.
2  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
THIS UNION PRODUCED GIANTS (THINK GOLIATH)
4  There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
GOD'S THINKING ABOUT ANOTHER FLOOD!
7  And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them
NOAH'S FAMILY STAYED AWAY FROM AND DID NOT MIX WITH THESE FALLEN ANGELS
8  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9  These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations(had a pure Adam and Eve pedigree), and Noah walked with God.
10  And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
12  And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Genesis 8:1  And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
2  The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;
3  And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
4  And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5  And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6  And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:
7  And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8  Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9  But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10  And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
11  And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12  And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
13  And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.
14  And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
NOAH'S FLOOD GOD DIDN'T DRY UP INSTANTLY, AT HIS REBUKE, LIKE HE DID LUCIFER'S FLOOD
15  And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16  Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
17  Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
18  And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
19  Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
20  And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21  And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
22  While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

GOD TELLS MAN TO RE-FILL THE EARTH WITH DESCENDANTS FOR A SECOND TIME
Genesis 9:
1  And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
2  And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

LUCIFER'S FLOOD
Psalms 104:1  Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
2  Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3  Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4  Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
5  Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
6  Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
WATERS OF THE FIRST FLOOD (LUCIFER'S FLOOD)  FLED AWAY AT THE LORD REBUKE (Not to be confused with Noah's Flood where the waters receded over many months.)
Psalms 104:7  At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8  They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
9  Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

THE REASON FOR OUR HAPPYNESS
Psalms 136
:6  To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7  To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
SATAN'S SIN
Isaiah 14:
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High

PRIOR TO GENESIS 1:1
Isaiah 45:18  For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
BETWEEN GENESIS 1:1 AND 1:2
Jeremiah 4
:23  I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
24  I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
25  I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
26  I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.

Ezekiel 28:11  Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12  Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14  Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16  By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17  Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18  Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19  All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. (SO MUCH FOR SATAN)

Luke 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
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.
2 Peter 3:5  For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, (FIRST EARTH AGE) and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6  Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7  But the heavens and the earth, which are now, (SECOND EARTH AGE) by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8  But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day
2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, (THIRD EARTH AGE) wherein dwelleth righteousness
The American Wisdom Series
Presents
#7110   Some Biblical Facts About Salvation.

Something we all need to know: Jesus is indeed, God. God,who realized that it was not only the 1/3 of us, (approximately 5 billion of His originally 15 billion created children) who sinned by joining with Lucifer (who is now called Satan) in his rebellion in the first earth age. But even the ones of us who didn't openly rebel with Lucifer in his overthrow attempt, after God placed us back here on earth in this earth age, couldn't live our free will lives with out also sinning. So, He needed a way for us to learn what following Lucifer/Satan's way leads to, AND IT'S NOT PRETTY, which you can tell just by reading your newspaper or turning on the evening news, these many years later. Realizing this He formed an individual man 'eth ha adham and his wife Eve, who were to remain of pure pedigree until His own only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, would be born to a virgin descendant of theirs. Then God Himself, in that way, as His only begotten Son Jesus, but being God, He was able to live this flesh and blood life without sinning, He was born through the womb of the virgin Mary, but, because of Satan's 7000 loyal fallen angels (US) who came to earth, out of turn without waiting to enter through the womb of woman, it took another flood, Noah's flood, to preserve that pure Adam and Eve pedigree (But that is another story, which I won't take time to get into here (See Genesis 6:2 and Jude 6). Jesus was able to live without sin, and then sacrificed His terrestrial life and rose again from the dead, thereby defeating Satan/death. But being He is God in a flesh and blood body, He can not only forgive your sins; but He can make you holy if that is your choice and you invite Him into your heart to do that. But, God will not change your free will: He will allow you to experience the same fate as Satan (TO BE NO MORE) if that is your choice. Note: When I say God originally created 15 billion of His children (our souls) I am only speculating based on 2 things. #1) the so-called experts say there are currently 7.5 billion people living on earth right now, and  that 1/2 the people who ever lived on earth are alive and living on earth right now . That would be 15 billion total.. #2) Jesus said we are now in the last generation prior to His return and the end of flesh and blood life here on earth, so I speculate that 15 billion of us is the number of His created children's souls.
What did Jesus, coming to earth in the flesh, accomplish for our eternal destiny?
Through Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, who came to earth, in the flesh and lived a perfect life while here, we can be forgiven of our sins, reconciled to God, and made ready for heaven!

Forgiveness
The only thing that separates us from God is sin. So sin must be removed from our heart to reconcile us to God. Think of your human heart as a pane of glass in a window. When it gets a crack, you by yourself, can't be made perfect again. Such is the case, in removing sin from the human heart. Once that crack (sin) is there it separates us from God.

The point is, TO BE AWARDED ETERNAL LIFE IN A NEW CELESTIAL BODY THAT NEVER GETS SICK NOR GROWS OLD a person must be perfect! Each of us has a crack (sin), in fact many cracks (sins) in our window pane (heart).  There is no way you, as a individual, can earn eternal life during this flesh and blood existence based on your works.

Sin!  It is there, they are there, and they separate us from God.  YOUR SINS MUST BE FORGIVEN! There must be a new you!

Regeneration
You must be made new...un-cracked, and this can only be accomplished by believing in Jesus, repenting of your sins, and receiving Him as your personal savior.  John 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

When we place our faith is Christ, our old self is mysteriously crucified with Christ. Galatians 2:20  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live, in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.



Because Christ lived a perfect sin free life, was crucified, shedding His perfect blood, and was raised from the dead, thereby defeating death, we can through belief in Him have our sins removed/forgiven, Romans 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. so that we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

When you truly believe and invite Christ into your life/heart you are begotten by His holy Spirit. John 4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Paul says , "there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus" Romans 8:1  There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. The glass has been replaced. The old window removed and a new un-cracked spirit put in.

That is how you get awarded eternal life at the return of Jesus Christ. Through the work that Jesus' Holy Spirit did, not anything you do. The only work for you to do is to truly believe in Jesus.  John 6:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. Jesus did the work. We believe and receive. God does the rest.

Jesus was/is both God and man.
Only someone who is both God and man could do what Christ did, and could affect what He did.

If He was not man. He could not have died on the cross, for the sins of  humanity. If He was not God, it wouldn't have mattered that He did.

Justification 
Jesus provided a way for our sins to be forgiven and forgotten, for when our sins were forgiven we are justified; that means, declared righteous by God. God actually credits the righteousness achieved by Jesus Christ to us. More than being forgiven, more than being declared innocent, justification means that God clothes us in the positive righteousness of Jesus Christ, and He sees us as righteous, because of Jesus, for evermore.
 
Does this mean  that after you accept Christ into your life you will never sin again? No, it does not. Because your old self, is still in this flesh body with all the temptations of the flesh. Why doesn't further sin cause a need for reconciliation again?  How can God still declare us righteous if we sin? This is a very sticky problem. But, lets be clear. If you truly believe in him, and have repented of your sins, He accepts the responsibility to change your heart to make your soul acceptable to Him, for all eternity.  God does, declare us righteous if we truly believe in Christ, repent and accept Him into our heart. Romans 5:1  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

How are we Justified? Paul tells us in Romans 4:2  "For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath something to boast about, but not before God  3 For what saith the scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness." We see from this passage, that justification brings about righteous "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness" We are justified , and all God's children up to this point in time, have always been justified by faith.

When we are begotten by the Holy Spirit, we become a piece of work that will be accomplished by The Holy Spirit, Himself. He will change our hearts, to make us Holy and acceptable to God.

How does He do that? With guidance and with discipline administered by The Holy Spirit, when necessary, as He sees fit.

John's testimony; I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior when I was about 10 years old. And I experienced many blessings in the following years. but I became a, on again, off again, Christian starting in my late 20s, through my 30s and into my 40s. In my early 40s I started to notice hearing problems. Then in my late 40s things started to turn sour professionally and financially. In my 60s I got MS. Discipline! Discipline! Discipline! I finally realized why my fortune was changing! And I'm a better Christian for it.
 
When does He do that? He does it according to His schedule depending on the amount of changing needed, at a particular time. At His return, He knows whether you have studied your Bible to show yourself approved. He knows if you've been rightly dividing the word of truth. He knows whether or not you worshiped Satan when Satan appeared on earth, to test you, five months ahead of His own return (Christ's return). If you did not study your Bible, he will know you did not really believe and repent! In plain words He knows if you truly believed in Him, and repented of your sins.

If, for the above or any other reason, your heart has not been completely changed and made acceptable by the time of His return, you will miss out on "The First Resurrection" to eternal life; But you still have a chance to be awarded eternal life at "The Second Resurrection", so all is not yet lost. Some will say; But that is giving you a second chance. No it is not! Because of the "Famine of these end time", which was caused by the Kenites (Satan's grand-children through Cain from Satan's sexual encounter with Eve in the Garden of Eden).
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Therefore; since most churches are not teaching the BIBLE BOOK by BOOK, CHAPTER by CHAPTER, and VERSE by VERSE, you never really had a first chance. The "Millennium" will start at Christ's return, and He will see to it, in the discipline and discernment classes you'll be going through for the next 1000 years, that you will really learn to tell the difference between what is holy (He/Christ) and what is profane (Satan/the anti-christ).  And hopefully, will not worship Satan again when he is released for a short time at the end of those 1000 years.

If you have truly, by this time, learned to tell the difference between what is holy (Jesus) and what is profane (Satan) you will be granted eternal life at the "Great White Throne of Judgment", and be granted eternal life then, at "The Second Resurrection to Eternal Life", but no longer by faith in Christ, because He will now have been here for all to see and know, for the past 1000 years. Your salvation will, now be determined by your works during "The Millennium".  Still by Christ's shed blood, to cover your sins; But by your works during the 1000 years, no longer by your faith. One of those works being; Not worshiping Satan again when he is released this time.

Here is your documentation of that:
[Revelation 20:12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books,according to their works.
Now back to this flesh age: Remember, Jesus is the "Bread of Life". Are you eating "The Word of God" daily? If you are not, expect discipline in your life. Do you recognize discipline when you receive it? Or do you believe you just have bad luck sometimes? Or blame your punishment on whatever you can think may have caused it, at the time, but don't recognize it as God's discipline?

Our regenerated spirit is created, by God, in His likeness, created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness  Paul calls this the "inner man" and refuses to attribute any sin to it.   In  Romans 7:1  Paul writes, "Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2  For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3  So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. 4  Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. 5  For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 6  But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. 7  What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 8  But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. 9  For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10  And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11  For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 12  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. 13  Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. 14  For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15  For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me."

Romans 7:20
 "Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me."  This inner man, this regenerated spirit, is righteous. It is not the regenerated spirit, that sins (again Romans 7). Paul says that we eagerly await the completion of our adoption as sons, namely the redemption of our bodies.  In Romans 8:23  Paul writes, "And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body".

Our redemption has two stages:
In the first stage our spirit is redeemed and begotten by the Holy Spirit in righteous.
In the second stage our body isn't yet redeemed (that will happen after we die in the flesh or if still living in the flesh at Christ's return
, when we are changed, "born again", in to our new celestial body, as Jesus explained to us in John chapter 3). so it is not holy and righteous, but it is to be governed by our newly generated spirit, which is itself led by God's Holy Spirit.

This exceeds our wisdom and understanding of scripture. A civil war wages within a person between his newly begotten "inner man" and his yet resisting flesh.
 
The Christian is a new creation living in a filthy coat....in which the new regenerated spirit dwells. That old man continues to hinder and contaminate the Christian's life. The Christian is no longer the old man corrupted, but is now the new man created in righteousness and holiness, awaiting full salvation when he is reborn in a new celestial body. Romans 13:11  And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Again Romans 7 does not attribute sin to the inner man, the newly created spirit begotten by true belief in Jesus. again see Romans 7 goes out of the way to distinguish between the regenerated inner man and the flesh, and places sin at the doorstep of the flesh. Therefore, God does not slyly look the other way when we sin. Rather He is looking at our spiritual self, which is the 'INNER MAN', which has been redeemed, regenerated, and begotten in righteousness. He is well aware that "if I am doing the very thing I do not wish, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me"  Romans 7:20  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

While my total self is still accountable for sin Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? . Just as the inner man had to die and be begotten by the Holy Spirit before it could be made fit for heaven, so our bodies will,  and we will be given a new celestial one, untouched and untainted by sin. Romans 8:23  And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, that is, the redemption of our body  God looks now at our inner man, already redeemed, looks forward to the redemption of our body, and will, in the end, declare us truly righteous in Christ.

What happens when we are justified during this flesh and blood existence?
 We have peace with God  Romans 5:1  Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

We are saved from God's wrath through Christ  Romans 5:9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

We are glorified Romans 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.  We become heirs, having the hope of eternal life Titus 3:7  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Nothing we can do will make us righteous before God. As we learn in Galatians, a man, during this flesh age, is not justified by the works of the Law but by faith in Jesus Christ  Galatians 2:16  Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.  Also Titus 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7  That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life (also see Titus3:5-7 in NASB) He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our savior, that being justified by His grace we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

We are justified by faith, that is, declared righteous, because we are righteous in Christ.

But, what if we did not truly repent and really invite Christ into our heart during this flesh age, but only called ourselves Christians?

We will still be reborn into a new body (everyone will be, both the good and the bad), but only those of us who truly believed, truly repented of our sins, and truly invited Christ into our heart will receive the status of immorality at His return, the rest of us will receive celestial bodies, but will have a still mortal soul); If not yet justified, Christ will use those discernment and discipline classes "Millennium" to get our act together,
teaching us once and for all time, to tell the difference between what is holy, Him, and what is profane, Satan and will then be judged by works, no longer by faith.

Here is your documentation of that, at the great White Throne of Judgment after the Millennium:
[Revelation 20:12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books,according to their works.

Take note, once you are reborn into your new celestial body, your memory of the first earth age is restored!

Now, back to Christ's return and His teaching from this flesh age in John chapter 3:

Romans 13:11
 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. When a true Christian dies he is reborn in a new celestial body at Christ's return and is awarded eternal life right then. Even a non-Christian, is born into a new celestial body at that time; but, with a still  mortal soul, and will have to earn eternal life during the Millunnium based on his or her works.

If neither are true Christians when Christ returns, both are changed into celestial bodies, but with still mortal souls; and will have to earn eternal life during the Millunnium based on their works. They are both refered to as the "Walking Dead" in the Bible because they stiil have mortal souls.

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

You must use your eyes to see and understand what Jesus teaches in  John chapter 3, especially in verse 3! 

If you do not understand, go to John 3:3 and go over it again until you do! You need to understand this! The Millennium is Jesus' Kingdom of God!

Now we are going to read some of the most quoted verses in all the Bible. And you know what?  Most people who read them believe they say something which they don't.  Ironically, what they believe one of them says is actually a true statement, though that verse doesn't actually speak of it. The second one is in direct conflict with one of the traditional beliefs of mainstream Christianity, but in full accord with the rest of the scriptures.

So before we begin, let's think about the magnitude of what was just said, and in doing so consider an excerpt from one of the great Christian scholars of all time, E.W. Bullinger, from his book titled, "How to Enjoy the Bible", American Christian Press, Knoxville, OH.

    "If any think they know all, or that they have exhausted the Divine Word; or that what they set out to learn is only to be in addition to what they already know, instead of sometimes substitution for it, then we shall be of little service to them: and they need not follow us any further.

    When we come to ask ourselves, and say, "Where did I learn this?" it is astonishing to find how much we have imbibed from man, and from tradition; and not directly and for ourselves, from the Word of God.

    All that we have learned from our youth up must be tested and proved by the Word of God. Where we find it is true we must learn it over again, from God. And where it will not stand the test of His Word we must be not only content, but thankful to give it up; and receive Divine revelation in the place of man's imagination. ("How to Enjoy the Bible", E. W. Bullinger, pg.6)

John 3:1
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
The word "Pharisees" means a separatist, i.e. exclusively religious.

And the name "Nicodemus" means "victorious among his people". He was a wealthy ruler in the Sanhedrin and a friend of the shipping magnate, Joseph of Arimathaea, Jesus' Uncle. It would be this Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathaea who would be Jesus' legal defense team at the illegally held trial of the council preceding the crucifixion, and they would be victorious in obtaining His acquittal.

[2] The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
Nicodemus had no doubts whatsoever that Jesus was a teacher sent from God. You see, the witnessing of divine miracles by a person with common sense is conclusive evidence itself of the presence of God.

For the benefit of those who haven't studied with us long let's do a little recapping:

In order to fully understand the next few verses one must be familiar with the 3 World Ages (II Pet. 3) and the overall plan of salvation. We read at beginning of this Gospel of John about the Light that came into the world of darkness, a world (THE 1st EARTH AGE, THE AGE OF THE DINOSAURS) that had been destroyed and made tohu va bohu (Gen 1:2) because of the rebellion of Lucifer, now called Satan, and his drawing away from God one third of His sons (Rev. 12:4). God held judgment for Satan at that time and sentenced him to "perish", but suspended the judgment of the rest of His sons until the plan to "salvage" [save] them and bring them back to Him is completed. The actual perishing of all that are wicked, including Satan, will occur at the lake of fire following the Final Judgment of the rest of the sons of God after the end of those 1000 years. And so it is written they will be either sentenced to "perish" or receive eternal life.

There is, however, one exception. There were 7,000 sons of God who came to earth in the days of Noah and took to wife the daughters of Adam. You can read about them in the 6th chapter of Genesis. The union between these "fallen angels", who Jude records as having left their first estate, i.e. their abode in heaven, and the daughters of Adam produced giants, who roamed the earth, the evidence of which can easily be found. So pervasive were these supernatural beings, angels, that all of Adams descendants except Noah and his family had corrupted their bloodline. (were not of pure 'eth-ha adham, the individual man's and his help meet Eve's pure pedigree) Note: We are not talking about adham, male and female as recorded in Genesis chapter 1. We are referring to 'eth-ha adham, the individual man Adam and his help meet Eve who are referred to, as being formed, in Genesis chapter 2.  You see, the Messiah would be born through the seed of 'eth-ha adham Adam and Eve and it came down to only 8 people who were left in the land through which God's Word could be fulfilled. So God brought about the flood of Noah to destroy these giants.

Understand then that these fallen angels were not born of woman.They did not enter into the womb of woman, the bag of water, and become born of water, which is to say born in the flesh.They came directly to earth, bypassing the decree that all the sons of God should dwell in the flesh, for as it is written, it is given unto all the sons of God to die once [the first death, which is of the flesh] and then the judgment will occur which will determine whether or not they will die the "second death", the one in which their souls will "perish".Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:"

Yes, we were all with God before we came to earth to be placed in the embryo at conception, at our appointed time for the journey. To be born in the flesh is to be born innocent without any prior knowledge of the world that then was (II Pet. 3) and therefore with the opportunity to choose to love God or follow after Satan.

And once we die, or are changed instantly back into our spiritual bodies if we happen to be alive in the flesh at the second advent (I Cor. 50:51), we return to the Father from whence we came.

Eccles. 12:6
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
These are Hebrew expressions which have somewhat lost their "punch" in English, but they mean to die, just like we would say "Kick the Bucket".
[7] Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Cremated, buried, blown apart or vaporized by a nuclear bomb, even if aborted prior to your birth in the flesh, it doesn't matter. When you are through with the flesh body, you are through with it forever. For as Paul documents in I Cor. 15 there are two bodies, one is of flesh and one is of spirit. So when you die in the flesh you are raised, shall we even say born, into your spiritual body.
1 Cor. 15:44
It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
He goes on to say that unless you are in your spiritual body, you cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
1 Cor. 15:50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
This same Paul would also make it crystal clear in 1 Thes. 4:13-17 that the dead are not sleeping in graves but rather they are with Jesus NOW! So when He returns they will come with Him. You can read those verses for yourself.

Now, remember the excerpt from "How to Enjoy the the Bible" that we just read?  Most of Christianity believes that in this next verse Jesus is merely telling Nicodemus that a person must be "begotten" by the Holy Spirit, else he cannot be saved. But is that really what He is saying?

Let's return to John and see what Jesus has to say to Nicodemus.

John 3:3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Of course, flesh and blood cannot see the kingdom of God so you must first be born back into your celestial bodies when this flesh and blood life ends and we are no longer in our terrestrial bodies.

Look up the Greek word for "again". It is anothen, Strong's #509, and it means from above which is how it is most often translated. Dr. Moffat's translation of the Bible has it so:

John 3:3 Jesus replied, Truly, truly I tell you, no one can see God's Realm unless he is born from above. (Moffat)
You must first come down from heaven and be born of woman, in the sack of water.

However, either way you look at it, the next verse shows that Nicodemus is thinking about another physical birth.

[4] Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Nicodemus was a smart man and he understood what "born" means, but he couldn't get his mind off the flesh and it is obvious by his reply that he was thinking about another physical birth and didn't understand about the spiritual body (which Paul so simply explained to us).
[5] Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Unless you come down and be born of woman, and then go into, be born, into your spiritual body, you cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Got it? Bodies/ First of water, of flesh, and then of spirit. The fallen angels did not do this and so as it is written in Rev. 11, they shall perish at Christ's return at the 7th Trump.

And again, we've already documented that flesh and blood cannot enter into the kingdom. You must be born of woman first and then be born in the spirit.

Note: This is not talking about being begotten by the Holy Spirit. Of course you must be begotten by the Holy Spirit to be saved. Some like to call that begettal being "born again". Call it what you like but that is not what is being discussed here.

As Paul said  "There is a natural body (terrestrial), and there is a spiritual body (celestial)." So when you are born in the flesh body you are flesh and when you die and are born into your spiritual body you are spirit. Let's continue with Christ's explanation to Nicodemus:

John 3:6
That (body) which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that (body) which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
If you've followed along to this point then this verse is really quite simple, though tradition struggles with it and the next few verses.
[7] Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Do you marvel at the Words of Christ? Here's Dr. Moffat's translation of this verse:
[7] Do not wonder at me telling you, "You must all be born from above."
There's no need to wonder. The next verse gives us some further detail about those who are born of the spirit:
John 3:8
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
This verse is a "no-brainer". Those who are in their spiritual bodies are not visible to those of us who are in the flesh, in this dimension (unless they choose to be). They are just like the wind, you cannot see them. So you can tell me you are "born again", and I will certainly understand that you are begotten of God and have received the Holy Spirit, but if I can see you, then you have not gotten to this point yet! And you haven't literally entered into the kingdom of God because you are still flesh and blood! I'll pinch you and prove it!
[9] Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Yeah, how can these things be? Good question!
[10] Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

American Wisdom Series note: Allow us to try to make this clearer in your mind. When you truly repent of your sins and invite Jesus Christ into your heart; At that moment you receive a new "inner man", spiritual nature that dwells in your heart, although your old "inner man" still dwells in your flesh body. You now have life eternal, but still being alive in the flesh, you are still living in your terrestrial body. You also, still have your old nature living within in your flesh body, and may still sin from time to time. (For that reason you should confess your known sin and ask forgiveness for that sin in Jesus name.)

Now when Christ returns all of us who are still alive and living in
terrestrial bodies, both the saved and the unsaved will instantly be changed (reborn) back into our celestial bodies, very similar to the body we had in the first earth age.
Note: do you want to read about a perfect example of a celestial body? Look up and read John 20:19 in your Bible. You can also have a body like this for all of eternity.

If you were saved (welcomed Christ into your life, repented of your sins, were begotten by the Holy Spirit) at some point during your flesh and blood life, (THIS PERIOD OF GRACE) you still needed some work done, by "The
Holy Spirit", (expect discipline) in your life, to make you perfect and acceptable to God before the Millennium, to be granted eternal life at  "The First Resurrection", during Christ's return. If you are not yet acceptable at Christ's return, but you truly did invite Christ into your heart He will surely make the necessary changes. It may just take a little longer!

This is only speculation on my part, but, I believe the reason for Christ's Millennial reign here on earth before He actually ends this earth age and prior to the "Great White Throne of Judgment" is to allow all of the non-believers an opportunity to rethink their position, while in their new non-corruptible bodies but with still mortal souls, having full knowledge of both earth ages and what Satan's ways result in.    

If you were one who entered the Millennium, not yet being awarded eternal life, you have now become "a real piece of work". After 1000 years of teaching and discipline, by our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, with the assistence of His Kings and priests, while back here on earth in person as "Lord of lords and King of kings", and with full memory restored, you will now be able to know and appreciate the difference between what is holy (Jesus) and what is profane (Satan). 

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Satan will again be released from the pit to, test you,
for a short while, at the end of these 1000 years, after which you will be judged by your works and may, also be granted eternal life at (The Second Resurrection), but by works, not by grace, although it will still be because of Christ's shed blood on the cross.

But, ALWAYS REMEMBER SATAN WILL COME TO EARTH FOR FIVE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE REAL CHRIST'S RETURN at the start of the Millennium, CLAIMING HE IS CHRIST!  When that happens, IF YOU ARE STILL IN YOUR FLESH AND BLOOD BODY, i.e. HAVE NOT BEEN REBORN INTO YOUR NEW SPIRITUAL BODY, (If you still bleed when pricked with a pin or if grandma still looks older than you.) it ain't the real Christ you're seeing! IT'S SATAN CLAIMING TO BE CHRIST!

Let's talk about The Millennium one more time. The true Jesus Christ has returned with great power and glory, bringing with Him His army of saints. (We'll take most of this discussion from Revelation chapter 20, "The Millennium Chapter") Babylon the Great, i.e. the one world political system and the great whore along with Satan's role as the false-christ, i.e. the spurious messiah, has been destroyed forever and ever. And as we learned earlier, ALL flesh has been "changed" and everyone, both the good and the bad are in their spiritual bodies.

So it is the first day of the Millennium and John, who you remember in Rev. 1:16 was taken there for an eye witness account, gives us another advanced news report, this time concerning the fate of Satan during the Millennium. Can't you just visualize the headlines?

THE MILLENNIUM PRESS
First Edition
      "SATAN IMPRISONED, BEGINS SERVING 1000 YEAR SENTENCE"          John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was present today as Michael came down from heaven and appeared on Satan's doorstep with a warrant from the King of kings for his arrest. Satan has been residing in the temple for the last 5 months (ever since Michael cast him from heaven) where he has been impersonating Jesus Christ and claiming he is the Messiah come. He also is being held responsible for orchestrating the murder of God's two witnesses, a despicable crime, which he has been actually celebrating with his cronies for the last 3 1/2 days. 

Here's John description of the first thing he saw:
Rev. 20:1 
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
It must have been pretty obvious to John when he saw the equipment, with the "BP" label on it, which the angel had with him, that Satan was about to be shackled and locked back up in the Bottomless Pit. 

John continues:
[2] And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years
It would seem that Michael needed no assistance as he apparently just grabbed the evil crook by the shoulders, threw him mercilessly up against the wall and shackled him with the binding chain. It has also been reported that because of the manhandling of Satan by this very powerful angel that some folks are referring to him as the "Pit Bull".

Also, we were not able to determine from John's report whether he was close enough to hear what the angel said to Satan, but we believe it was something like "OK chump, the party's over! Let's go!" John did not report that the angel read Satan his rights because having already been judged and sentenced to die, he has none.

John then gives this account of the actual incarceration: 

[3] And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

So as John reports, for the next 1000 years Satan will be imprisoned and not permitted to have any contact whatsoever, either by person or by spirit, with anyone outside his confines. However, we know from a related article submitted thousands of years ago by reporting agent Isaiah that Satan will be visible throughout the Millennium as a reminder to all of what can happen. Here's part of Isaiah's transcript concerning Satan's casting into the pit:
Isaiah 14:13 
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
[14] I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
[15] Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

[16] They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

And so it shall be that people will walk by the "pit" during the Millennium, on their way to Discipline Classes, and shake their heads in unbelief to think that this poor slob could have perpetrated worldwide religious deception and political control.
End of article.

Yes, it's fun to imagine how it might happen, but happen it will! We already knew who the dragon and that old serpent was. We also knew from 2 Pet. 3:8 that 1000 years to the Lord is a one day, so that the Day of the Lord is 1000 years.

But the one thing we didn't discuss is "why will Satan be released at the end of the Millennium"? I'm sure you realize if you've studied this Book of Revelation from the beginning that Satan is coming to this earth disguised as Jesus Christ (and I'll bet you know that he comes before the true Christ). This final generation then will be tested by the false messiah, right? Those who fail, who do not overcome and who don't partake of the first resurrection, will go through the Millennium and be taught of and with discipline for 1000 years, which is how much time they have to get their act together. After they have been taught there will be another test, a final exam if you will, which they must pass before they can receive their diploma of eternal life. That test is Satan's release once again upon the world, but this time without the political beast and the role of spurious messiah. And no, it is not a second chance because they never came to a full knowledge of the truth in this generation because of the "famine" (Amos 8:11), and as such never had a prayer of a first chance.

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Next we will learn what reward comes with being part of the first resurrection.

[4] And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Thrones, you know, are where rulers, the ones who wear crowns, i.e. the ones in authority who exercise judgment, sit.  

And there are two groups in this verse who sit upon them.

(1) The first group are the martyrs down through the ages, those who have been beheaded, i.e. killed or executed for the (a) the witness of Jesus, and (b) for the Word of God. It would include the two witnesses also.

(2) The second group are those of this final generation who had the seal of God in their foreheads and who overcame the beast.

Note: In our previous studies we've covered in great detail the beast (Satan), his image (role as Jesus), his mark upon their foreheads(deception), and his mark in their hands (doing his work).

Now, did you read the last phrase in verse 4, "and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years"?  What an honor and a privilege! If you ever are in want of some encouragement to continue to fight the good fight, then just refer to Rev. 20:4.  For if you are one of God's elect then you will be part of the first resurrection at His coming, and you will reign with Jesus Christ for the entire 1000 years during the Millennium.

[5] But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
But if you are not part of the first resurrection then you are part of "the remainder" who are called "the dead" (because you still have a mortal, liable to die soul) and you must wait until the end of the Millennium. You will then be tested that short season by Satan who will be released temporarily, and then you will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment when the books are opened (vs. 12). Only then can you be part of the Second Resurrection and receive eternal life. Until then you are called "dead" because you are still subject to the second death, which is the destruction of your soul in the lake of fire (vs. 14).

 
Here is Christ documenting that there are two deaths, one of the flesh, and one of the soul in the lake of fire:
Matthew 10:28 
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
And of course to have your soul "destroyed" is to "perish", which is taught in the most quoted verse in God's Word, John 3:16.
John 3:16 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
So you'll either receive eternal life at the first or second
resurrection,  or you'll suffer the second death, i.e. perish in the lake of fire and YOU WILL BE NO MORE!

Let's now go back to Rev. 20:5. Understand that we are now in the Millennium! There are no more flesh people! Everyone has been changed. And John is telling us what's going on! The first death (of the flesh) and the first resurrection (to eternal life) is over! So the "dead" (who are still alive in their spiritual bodies) in the Millennium means those who are "spiritually dead", i.e. still liable to die the second death (the death of their soul). To "live" then is to receive "eternal life". So the "dead" cannot "live" until the thousand years are finished, i.e. none of them can receive the gift of eternal life until judgment day following the Millennium, which is the second resurrection! If you don't quite understand yet, wait until we finish this and it should become clear in your mind regarding the "dead". 
 

Rev. 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 6. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
To be part of that first resurrection is a truly an Unfathomable Blessing! If you have SEEN the PICTURES of heaven and of the glory of our Father and His throne described so far, and if you will follow with us to the end of this great Book of Revelation and SEE the beauty of the NEW JERUSALEM coming down out of heaven, then you still cannot fathom the blessing of being part of the first resurrection. Our feeble brains just cannot imagine how wonderful it is!
Now read again chapter 20 verse 6. Since eternal life is granted to those who are part of the First Resurrection, then the second death, the lake of fire, does not apply to them! Their souls cannot be destroyed because they have already received the gift of eternal life. And they shall be PRIESTS and REIGN with Christ throughout the Millennium
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Next we will document from the Old Testament and see in greater detail the reign of these Priests of God and of Christ. But for now, just stop everything and take a deep breath and consider the following:
If you have eyes to see and ears to hear then you have been and will be reading about YOU, a participant in the first resurrection!
 And if you can only even briefly comprehend the enormous reality of all this, that it WILL HAPPEN TO YOU as it is written, then your faith will be greatly increased, your fears and anxieties will be greatly decreased, and you will be overcome with love and thankfulness for our Father who loves His children so much.
Now we continue in what is often called the Millennium Chapter, because the events that are being described are happening during and after the 1000 year reign of Christ and His saints which commences with the sound of the 7th Trump.
We learned in Rev. 20:6 that those who are part of the first resurrection will be Priests of God and shall reign with Christ during the 1000 years. But once again, as we have seen throughout Revelation, this is not new knowledge if you are familiar with all of God's Word. 
You see, the last 8 chapters of the Book of Ezekiel contain more information about the Millennium than does the Book of Revelation. And so we can read even more detail about the 1000 year reign of God's elect, who are called the "zadok" in Hebrew, which means the "just" or "justified ones" (Rom. 8).  
Here's Ezekiel's account in chapter 44 concerning the Priests during the Millennium:
   
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and Ezekiel Chapters 45-48 Without The Millennial Temple
Ezekiel 44:23 
And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
Those who are being taught (or should I say not being taught) in this 21st century, in their so-called Christian churches, by their priests and ministers obviously couldn't discern between the false messiah and the true Messiah, the profane and the holy, before the 7th Trump sounded, could they?
[24] And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my sabbaths.
AMAZING! We just read of this:
Rev. 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them... and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
But here's some detail that we didn't learn of in Revelation. And it answers a very common question often asked: "Will we recognize our loved ones during the Millennium?" The answer is yes, of course. (After all,  we were created after the image of God and the angels, the host of heaven, the sons of God, i.e. ourselves. So we will all look like "ourselves" after which we were created in the image of.)
[25] And they shall come at no dead person to defile themselves: but for father, or for mother, or for son, or for daughter, for brother, or for sister that hath had no husband, they may defile themselves.
Again, how many times must we realize that these "dead" people are alive and going to discernment classes during the Millennium? 
They are "spiritually dead". 
Even your loved ones if you are unfortunate enough to have some who don't make the "first cut" at the 7th Trump, are called "dead", again, because they have still mortal souls and are still liable to die the second death. Even pro-claiming Christians who never really believed, or truly repented or invited Christ to come live in their heart.

You probably call some of them "dead beats" now, though hopefully not to their faces. Well...? Be nice.
Let's continue with chapter 20 of the Book of the Unveiling, the book that let's us SEE behind the VEIL!

We are now going to be taken behind that veil to the End of the Millennium, and we must "transport" our minds to that time with the understanding of those things which have been revealed to us thus so far. Remember, everyone is now in an incorruptible, spiritual body. Christ and His zadok have been reigning for the 1000 years during which time Satan has been imprisoned. Everyone now fully understands God's Word and they have been taught the "difference" and how to "discern" between the unclean (Satan's ways) and the clean (God's way). They have all seen many times the video replays of this flesh age and the results of following the unclean path.

So you would think that most everyone would SEE and desire in their hearts to follow God and love Him and live the clean way of life that produces happiness and joy. That is our Father's desire, but there is some sad news in the next two verses.
Rev. 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
It is soon time for the Great White Throne judgment of God. Christ now lets Satan loose to test those who followed after him before, in the flesh age.
[8] And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
And so Satan shall once again run "to and fro" and "up and down" in the earth gathering together all who will still follow him, although as you will recall he will not be afforded the one world political system or his former role as the false-christ. This beast and false prophet were destroyed for ever and ever (Rev. 19:20).
But as incredible as it may seem, and as sad as it is, the reality is that there will still be a lot of people who will still follow Satan, the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. So this verse documents the justification and the reason for the release of Satan and the "testing". All one can say is that the heart of the wicked and the Kenite is a very hard thing to change.
The statements "in the four corners" and "Gog and Magog" simply mean all those nations outside the Holy City. Remember we are at the end of the Millennium and this Gog and Magog is not to be confused with the pre-millennial Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 and 39. Here it means in both directions, East and West, from Jerusalem into all the earth, i.e. into all four corners. (For further documentation see notes in the Companion Bible on Rev. 20:8 and Ezek. 38:2)
[9] And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
When Satan has gathered all who will join him and they have compassed Jerusalem then it's lake of fire time for them. No need to even open up the book of works on these folks for they have totally and completely failed the final exam. 
They will not graduate into eternity. 
    Bye!
[10] And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Here we come to the favorite verse of Dante, who gave us graphic descriptions, complete with illustrations, of an everlasting Burning Inferno, known as Dante's Inferno, where poor souls who didn't repent weep and wail and writhe in pain and agony and torment forever and ever while the saints sitting on the clouds with their harps look upon them and sing the refrain "Burn, suckers, burn, we told you so, we told you so"! 
Some concept of heaven, eh?
Well it ain't so!
 First of all, it is documented time after time after time in the Bible that the fate of the wicked is to PERISH, to die the second death, which is the DESTRUCTION OF THE SOUL! We've already quoted John 3:16 as well as Christ's own words in Mat. 10. 
But let's read
 again His words
:
Matthew 10:28 
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
And how about Satan's soul? Did we just read that Satan will be tormented for ever and ever? No we did not, because we read an idiom of another language translated into our English which completely lost the meaning. It would be like translating the English expression "She got cold feet", meaning "She lost her nerve" to do something, into French. But in the French language there is no such expression and so the best the readers of the expression can determine is that the actual temperature of her feet much approach that of ice!
The root of the word "torment" in verse 10 is the Greek word basanos from where we get our word "basis", and it means (through the notion of going to the bottom).  But the whole expression together simply means that Satan will be consumed, debased, gone, day and night (for all eternity), forever and ever (to be no more).
For further documentation, let's look at a second witness, another account of Satan's ultimate fate, found in the 28th chapter of Ezekiel. 

Here's how he DIES! He perishes by fire!
Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
Always remember from the last verse in Hebrews chapter 12 that our Father is a consuming fire. He will destroy Satan and turn him into ashes forever and ever.

Does that mean he'll burn for ever and ever? Of course not.
[19] All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
Satan will BE NO MORE! You just read it! His very name in Greek is "Apollyon" which means PERISH. That is why he is called the "Son of Perdition", i.e. the son who will perish!
The same fate that awaits all of us who don't have part in the first nor the second resurrections.
Do you realize that Satan has succeeded in taking a few mistranslated verses and created an almost universally accepted Christian doctrine so heinous that it even defies the nature of human love. We have laws in human society against torturing both animals and people. Even a parent of a child who became a despicable evil murderer could not imagine nor accept and would certainly never decree that the child be heinously singed with fire, poked with hot coals, and roasted in an oven. What parent, brother or sister could look upon one of their own being treated as such? They could perhaps accept the humane execution of the child, to put him or her out their torment for ever and ever, for the protection and good of society. And guess what?  God says in Jer. 32:35 that He never ever thought of torturing children in fire! Such is the doctrine of Molech! NEVER EVER! And yet today it is a doctrine in most Christian churches. 
But it is a tradition of men like Dante 
and not of God's Word
!
And as it is written, Death is exactly the punishment God decrees for the murderer in the flesh body, and as it is written, Death is also exactly the punishment God decrees for the wicked in the spirit soul. 
And just as we don't have to put up with the evil (flesh) person anymore on earth when they are executed (the first death), so we will not have to put up with the wicked anymore for all eternity when they are executed (the second death).
Rev. 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
This is the last day of this earth age (this earth age which ends after the Millennium), (NOT to be confused with the FLESH and BLOOD AGE - which ENDED AT CHRIST'S RETURN). Now the full God head comes to earth. You can read of it in detail in Revelation chapter 21. And this verse should remind us of that which we read in Rev. 6:14 "And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places." It is the end of this present heaven and earth age, the 2nd heaven and earth age, and the beginning of the 3rd which is for all eternity.
[12] And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books,according to their works.
Do dead people stand? This is not talking about resurrection, this is the coming before the Judge! Stand up and approach the bench please!

Remember where we are? We are at the end of the Millennium. There are no people in flesh bodies nor are there any souls in the ground. The "dead" referred to here are the spiritually dead (the walking dead as some times referred to in the Bible) who are about to be judged from the books and receive their rewards according to their actions!  Even though many of them claimed to be Christians; Their last actions recorded in the books just before the Millennium were to worship the beast and his image! God will pick it up from there.

And so it is more than obvious that these books that are opened are the Books of Works. You see, Almighty God keeps perfect records of all His children's activities?  Thank God for this dispensation of grace and for repentance (provided our repentance was sincere) whereby we can have our "activities", our sins, deleted from the books. Also, remember that those of the first resurrection are not subject to the judgment of the second resurrection and/or the second death. 
We read that in verse 6.

Notice too that the Book of Life was also opened.  This book already has the names of God's elect in this generation written in it. In fact, their names were written in that Book of Life a long time ago, before the foundation of this world. Remember we read of it in Rev. 13:8? All those of this generation whose names are not written in it will worship Satan as Jesus.
Rev. 13:8 
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Let's return to the judgment.
Rev. 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
This verse simply says what the last phrase makes obvious. That every single person on earth who is spiritually dead, i.e. has a mortal soul and is still subject to the judgment, will be brought forth and judged according to their works. There will be no "plea bargaining" and no "defense attorneys" will be permitted in the courtroom except when it is their turn to stand before the Judge to defend themselves! (That ought to be really something when they try to parse and redefine the Word). NEXT!
[14] And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
That's right. It's all over, all death and dying, and all the evil rudiments and wicked people will be consumed by the consuming fire, and they will be gone forever and ever. As Paul would say:
1 Cor. 15:55 
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The only victory comes from having your name written in the Book of Life!
Rev. 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
They will be no more!
As for the rest of God's children whose names were written in the Book of Life?    They lived happily ever after!
The Millennium is over. The final period, the final time of salvation has come to an end. The great white throne judgment has been concluded and the books have been closed. Our Father has destroyed all evil rudiments and souls in the lake of fire and we shall begin the wonderful, peaceful eternity.
And so the question is often asked "Can anything or anyone rebel again as did Satan in the 1st earth age? In other words, how do we know there won't be another Satan?"  The answer is contained in understanding the plan of God itself. No, it can never happen again. Why? Because all freewill souls will have now exercised their freewill, i.e. made their decisions as to who they will follow, and will have been thoroughly tested to the point of irresponsibility. The wicked will have proven they won't repent and the saints will have proven to always be faithful. Have you not read of the testing of all the saints from Noah to Abraham to Christ Himself to You (well maybe you keep a diary)? So you now know why James says in chapter 1 verse 2 of his book, "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations." 


Uh oh, Nicodemus was a teacher of Israel and he didn't know about these things?

You know what? We can say the same of many Christian ministers today, they do not know these things? I'm not bashing them. Many of them mean well, but the traditions of men have overridden the Word of God and have made it of non effect.

Now before Jesus puts the finishing touch on this precious knowledge He's giving to Nicodemus, and so to you and me, here's one more excerpt from "How to Enjoy the Bible":

"The cloud that now rests over its [God Word] intelligent study arises from the fact that it is with us to-day as with the Jews of old - "The Word of God has been made of none effect by the traditions of men" (Mat. 15:1-9).

Hence it is that on some of the most important questions... we are, still, in what the great Lord Bacon calls "a desert". He alludes to those "deserts" in history, where discovery or research comes to a stand-still, and we get school men instead of philosophers; and clerics instead of discoverers.

The Reformation came as an oasis after one of these deserts. Men were sent from the stagnant pools of tradition to the fountain-head of truth. But within two or three generations the Church entered the desert again; Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms took the place of the open Bible; the inductive method of study was abandoned, and to day it is scarcely understood." ("How to Enjoy the Bible", E.W. Bullinger, pg. xv.)

Come out of the desert and drink some of the new wine of truth.
[11] Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
[12] If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
If you can't believe the literal things, how can you believe that which is spiritual?

Now get this next verse.

John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
So no man [son of God] has ascended [or entered into] heaven [the kingdom] except he that came down from heaven [and was born of water]. Even Jesus Christ Himself, the Son of the Living God came down from heaven and was born of water!! IT'S THE GOOD NEWS!

Did you use your eyes to see and understand what Jesus just taught?
If not go back to John 3:3 and go over it again!
You need to understand this!

Next,  Jesus will tell us "WHY" He came down, even as required of all the sons of God, to dwell in the flesh, to tabernacle among men.

It's the most precious and important thing you'll ever read!

So far in John Chapter three we learned that just as all the children of God must come down and dwell in the flesh, so did the Son of man, the Word of God, who was from the beginning with God, for He was God (Jn. 1:1).

And there was a very special reason why the Son of God went through that  process of being born in the flesh. We read about in the opening chapter of this Gospel. It was to be the Lamb of God, the sacrificial Lamb Who would pay the price and atone for the sins of the world.

And just how difficult do you suppose it is to accept that sacrifice and be "saved" from death and receive eternal life?

Well, Jesus is about to give to us an example, a type set forth, of the Simple Salvation Message which will then be expressed in one famous verse in John 3:16. He draws the analogy to the serpent in the wilderness.

John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
You should go back to Numbers and read the whole account of what happened. (We are expected by our Lord to know these scriptures.) The Children of Israel were murmuring and complaining and speaking against God, Who had provided for their safety and nourishment with numerous miracles in the wilderness. So much for the thought that seeing a miracle will give you the faith to keep you on track for the rest of your life. These folks saw multiple miracles!

So God sent a bunch of fiery serpents to the ungrateful Children of Israel to bite them! Ouch!

Numbers 21:6
And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
Assuming that you know a little bit about the Bible you should be able to draw the analogy to that old serpent, the devil, Satan. If you get bitten by him you will surely die!

So here we see in the wilderness [the world], that unless something is done to "save" the people, they will surely die. And there's no doubt about it, they were dying!

Numbers 21:7
Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
The sinners make their plea for salvation from the fiery serpents. (Isn't it wonderful that today we have the Gospel Armor (Eph. 6) to protect us from the fiery darts of the serpent?)
[8] And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
ALL THEY HAD TO DO was to look to the serpent on the pole and LIVE!

Note: Don't try to make any more out of this than the lesson Christ is teaching here in John. God could have put a frog or a door knob on the pole as the savior of the people. But the point is HE HIMSELF would become the One on the pole [cross] Who would ultimately be the SAVIOR. And all we have to do is look upon Him and believe!!

Let's continue in John now that we have filled in some of the details between John 3:14 and 3:15.

John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Seems simple enough, doesn't it?

And now for the most quoted verse in all the Bible which will explain WHY Jesus Chirst became the sacrificial Lamb.

[16] For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
It is Because God Loves His Children so much!

Yes, He loves you and me and all His precious children and desires so much in His heart that they would all turn to Him and love Him. And He showed forth His love by allowing His only begotten Son to be placed on the cross [by guess who?... the serpent], and as it was in the wilderness, all we have to do is BELIEVE in HIM and receive ETERNAL life.

It doesn't get any better than that! There is no greater love!

So the question is, "What must a person do to receive eternal life?" John 3:16 says it all.

Now for a couple of notes on this verse:

1.) The word "everlasting" in John 3:16 is the same word as "eternal" in the prior verse (15) and should be rendered as such, i.e. "eternal life" not "everlasting life".  There is a difference in the Greek between "eternal" and "everlasting". "Eternal" means "from the beginning", even continuous for ever and ever from the creation of your very soul in the first earth age.

2.) If you recall earlier we mentioned that one of the well known and often quoted verses we would be covering is misunderstood and conflicts with a main "tradition of men", which is an un scriptural doctrine of Christianity, of which there are many! And that verse happens to be John 3:16.

You see, the opposite of Eternal Life is Eternal Death. And the word "perish" in John 3:16 means just that, to cease existing, which is for ever and ever. Traditionalists teach that our Father is going to torture His unrepentant children in an everlasting burning hell fire, when He Himself said that hideous thought NEVER even crossed His mind.

It's amazing how that we have laws that protect even dumb animals from being tortured and yet we will allow someone who claims to be a representative of Christ and teach the love of God, tell us that our Father is going to torture His children for ever and ever. Don't allow it! Stick to and believe the Word of God.

Even the very fate of Satan, whose name by the way is also the "son of perdition", which means the "son who will perish", is well documented in Ezekiel 28. Read the entire chapter of how iniquity was found in this once beautiful son of God and how he will ultimately be "destroyed" and cease to exist. We pick it up in verse 18, speaking about Satan:

Ezekiel 28:18
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
God is a consuming fire as Hebrews 12:29 shows: "For our God is a consuming fire."
[19] All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.
Note:That is what eternal death is. "never shalt thou be any more." Yes, you perish!

When Satan, whose name is also death [because he's as good as dead having been sentenced by God already] is cast into the lake of fire, he will cease to exist, perish, along with everyone else who is cast in with him. That is why the lake of fire is called the second death. It kills, destroys, the soul!

Rev. 20:14
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Rev. 21:8
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Can your soul be killed, i.e. DESTROYED? Yes it can. Here are the very words of Jesus Christ:
Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
The first death is the death of your flesh. (Which Psalms 23 calls "the shadow of death") The second death is the killing of, the destruction of, the perishing of your soul. Only God can do that, because He is a consuming fire.

So the question is, "Do you believe in Jesus Christ?" Do you know Him? John has already gone to great lengths to document that He is the Word of God.

Then I've got great news! You will be raised to immortal status at Christ's second coming and therefore the second death doesn't even apply to you!

Rev. 20:6
Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
Is He good to us, or what?


"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

So you see, it was because of the love our Father has for His children that Christ was sent from above to dwell in the flesh, to pay the price once and for all for the sins of the world.

Now we are going to be given a little more detail and learn the status of those who choose not to believe in Jesus Christ, but rather prefer darkness.

John 3:17
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
The word "condemn" is often translated "judge". Remember, Jesus came to pay the price as the Lamb of God, not to hold judgment which has been postponed until after the Millennium. Again, the reason Jesus was sent so that the world, through Him and through Him only, might be saved. There is no other way, as the next verse declares.
[18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
We just read that if you believe in Him then you will be in the "first resurrection", the first raising to eternal life, and therefore the "second death" does not apply to you. In other words you will not be judged at the great white throne judgment.You are exempt, having already received eternal life.

And since the only way to receive eternal life, and therefore not ultimately PERISH, is to believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God, and since we have all broken the laws of God which condemn us as sinners, then "he that believeth not" is in Big Trouble, for he is as good as dead already.

Yet it is so simple to receive eternal life. Just as the serpents bit the children of Israel in the wilderness, and the deadly venom was injected into their bodies ready to kill them, all they had to do was look to the serpent on the pole and live.  And now that Jesus has paid the price, all we need to do is look to the son of God and believe in Him and receive Eternal Life!

But if you choose not to believe in Jesus Christ, you are a dead man (or woman).

[19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Christ is the Light and Satan is the darkness, and even though it is hard to imagine, the next verse speaks for itself.
[20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
Now here is a verse that could easily refer to the current political climate.

People always try to hide their evil deeds and keep the truth, the light, from exposing them.  Even the thief comes in darkness, which can easily be the ignorance of those victims who are being robbed even in the broad daylight (I speak of the hidden dynasty of the economy). Too bad they won't come to the Light, which is Jesus Christ, which is the Word of God and be reproved. If they just believed in Him they could receive eternal life. Then they could be doers of the Word!

John 3:21
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
And let it shine, baby!
Matthew 5:16
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
We hear a great deal today about one's "self esteem" and "self image". Well, each and every Christian is to be a reflection of the Light, and shine forth. Of course it goes without saying that we all sin and fall short of that Glory. But when we do, it is not our "self image" that needs to be improved.

You see, if we've never been to the Light, or if we move away from the Light, it won't matter how much we polish our self image and try to boost our self esteem. We will still be dimly lit. But when we come to the light or move back into the Light, that Light is so brilliant that you won't be able to even see those smudges and blemishes on your self image. So it's not one's "image of self" that improves their quality of life and brings peace of mind. It's their image of God.

[22] After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there He tarried with them, and baptized.
It was the disciples who were doing the baptizing. And of course old John the Baptist, he's still out there baptizing folks in Aenon, near to Salim, because there were a lot of natural springs and water pools there. John's motto was "Have Water, Will Baptize".
[23] And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
Of course John hadn't been cast in prison yet for being politically incorrect.
[24] For John was not yet cast into prison.
You see, those who are in power who do immoral things, don't like the light of truth to shine on them. They certainly don't like the "right" imposing their moral values upon them. Here's how old John got himself tossed into the slammer:
Mark 6:17
For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her.
Attacking the accuser did not originate in the 21st century. Here we see that the Commander in Chief, Herod himself, laid hold of John and bound him in prison. Why? Here's what the man of God had the guts to say:
[18] For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
Of course Herod was above the law and would ultimately have John beheaded for bringing forth the truth.

Meanwhile, while John still had his head on, he was out there baptizing.

[25] Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
Note: If you have a Companion Bible you will notice that the Greek word "Iou" is used here and is singular meaning "a Jew", not "Jews" plural. Iou was also used as an abbreviation for Jesus. But either way there was a controversy which arose, an attempt by Satan to cause division, perhaps create a new denomination or two.

Here's their "dig" into John:

[26] And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, He that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to Him.
"Hey John", they goaded, "Jesus and His disciples got a bigger ministry going than you do you know?"

Of course John was just too smart for them. Remember, he ate locusts for lunch! (That's an inside pun for those who have studied the 9th chapter of Revelation and the book of Joel.)   Joel  &  Rev.9

John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
[28] Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
"Of course, if you guys will recall, you've heard me say this before! Remember I specifically told you that I was not the Messiah, but that He would come after me! Perhaps you did not understand what I was saying, so here's a little analogy for you:"
[29] He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
John, like the best man and friend of the Bridegroom, helped make the preparations for the Bridegroom's entrance. He was that voice in the wilderness crying "Make ye ready".

You see, it is the bridegroom that weds the bride, not the best man who goes forth and helps make the preparations. And once the bridegroom comes the best man stands by His side and rejoices greatly as the Bridegroom makes a New Covenant with His bride.

[30] He must increase, but I must decrease.
So at this point John the Baptist has basically fulfilled his commission, his ministry, as one the who cried in the wilderness saying, "Get ready, here He comes"!
[31] He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
The Greek word for "above" in "He that cometh [down] from above" is anothen, exactly the same word translated "again" used in verse 7, "ye must be born again", meaning "from above". To be "born again" means to be born from above as in "cometh [down] from above".

Now, what John the Baptist is saying is that Christ, Who came from above [heaven,] is above all that is earthly in that He speaks the words directly from heaven, directly from God (verse 34 coming up), for He is God.

[32] And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
Not only has no man seen or heard the revelations that Christ has seen and heard and testifies to, but even though His testimony is directly from God, the world will not receive it.
[33] He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
But he that does receive His testimony "sets to his seal" that God is true, and that God is true to His Word. Now isn't it interesting that in this generation of the fig tree you must have the "seal of God" in your forehead, else you have the seal [mark] of Satan [the beast] in your forehead.

So which will it be, the Light or the Darkness, the Truth or Deception, the Word of God or the words of man [traditions of men], the True Jesus or the Instead of Jesus [Satan as the spurious messiah]?  Are you familiar with the 7 seals given in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and the book of Revelation?

John 3:34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
This verse should read "For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God, for the Spirit gives not (the Words of God) by measure unto Him.

And the Father has given Him everything!

[35] The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Everything!

That is why He is the ONLY WAY and there is no other. This same John, who wrote this Gospel of John also wrote the three epistles of John, and he documents several times that if you don't have the Son you don't have the Father either!

1 John 2:23
Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
That's right! If you don't have the Son you don't have the Father either! And John will say the same thing again when we get to chapter 5.
John 5:23
That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
Is their another path to Eternal Life other than through Jesus Christ? There is not!
John 3:36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
This verse says the same thing as John 3:16. If you believe in Jesus Christ then you will receive eternal life.  But if you don't believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, you shall NOT see LIFE! Why? Because you will PERISH in the lake of fire and be gone forever and ever. The choice is yours.    

This flesh and blood earth age, which is the 2nd earth age (in the 1st earth age that we, God's origionally created children, lived in we had celestial bodies not flesh and blood bodies, like we find ourselves in now). This 2nd earth age will only last for several thousand years. Giving God time to place each of us, His originally created children, here, one at a time, in our turn, with our memory of the 1st earth age temporarily deleted, to learn, by our flesh and blood age experience of our need to follow His ways instead of Lucifer/Satan's ways, because Satan's ways lead to disaster. John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, (From the True Tribe of Judah, no doubt; but not Kenites claiming to be Jews, see Rev. 2:9 and 3:9 and see what the two end time churches that Jesus finds no fault with, have in common.) If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; [32] And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. AND, THEREFORE, IF you abide in His Word, THEN you shall know the truth! Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the truth that shall make you free. Not only will you be free from sin, but you will be free from worry, anxieties, etc., not to mention free from the traditions of men. This verse does not say that abiding in church will make you free for church is actually a bondage for many. Please read the following study "The Parable of the Fig Tree" to learn when Jesus said this earth age will end.


The American Wisdom Series

Presents
The Parable of the Fig Tree

The age old question asked by the servants of God both "then" and "now" is,
"When shall the end of this earth age be?

And what signs shall there be that we may know that the return of Christ is "nigh at hand, even at the doors"?

Jesus was ask in Mark 13:4  Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
When asked this question, Jesus answer was:
Mark 13:28
  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29  So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30  Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Of course to the scoffers who walk after their own lusts and desires serving only themselves, these are silly questions because they do not believe there ever will be an end to this flesh age (the "end of the world" as they call it) or the return of Jesus Christ.

Note: We lived for millions of years before and during the 1st earth age in celestial bodies; but when our brother Lucifer, now called Satan, rebelled against God he enticed 1/3 of us (that’s approximately 5 billion of us, God's approximately 15 billion originally created children) to side with him in his overthrow attempt and many more of us were sympathetic to his cause. Lucifer wanted to be God. After God put a stop to Lucifer's overthrow attempt, He destroyed that 1st earth age in His fierce anger, sentencing Lucifer to eventually die (lose his soul in "The Lake of Fire" and BE NO MORE).

We are all sinners, some more severely then others, but instead of sentencing us all to also die in "The Lake of Fire" God chose to give each us an opportunity to salvage our soul. That’s the reason for this flesh and blood earth age. We can live a flesh and blood life, experiencing physical death without the loss of our soul, whereby learning that Satan's ways do not work; but through God's Son Jesus', who is God Himself, born into this earth age in a flesh and blood body just like ours, lived for a short while (30+ years) with us without sinning, then sacrificed His flesh and blood life on the cross, shedding His sin free blood to cover over our sins so they can be forgiven, if we repent of our sins and, by our own free will invite His Holy Spirit to come live in our heart to cleanse it and make it righteous; therefore, we will not lose our own soul and we'll live forever in new celestial bodies that never get sick or grow old.

This flesh and blood earth age, which is the 2nd earth age, that we find ourselves in now, will only last for several thousand years. Giving God time to place each of us, His originally created children, here, one at a time, in our turn, with our memory of the 1st earth age temporarily deleted, to learn of our need to follow His ways instead of Lucifer/Satan's ways.     

They believe that the current order of things will just continue on and on because they are ignorant (by choice) of the fact that the Word of God declares that there was an earth age long, long ago when the dinosaurs roamed the land and that there WAS an abrupt end to that first earth age because Almighty God destroyed it by His wrath at Lucifer, now called Satan's, rebellion.

That's right!

That beautiful heaven and earth age that our Father created in the beginning (Gen. 1:1) to be inhabited (Isa. 45:18) suddenly became void and without form (Gen. 1:2), as in totally and utterly waste and desolate (tohu va bohu in Hebrew), and water completely covered the face of the earth.

Furthermore, the evidence of that cataclysmic event is not hidden from our view as the earth itself visibly displays those layered upheavals of her crust and the earth sciences continue to uncover and categorize the bones and fossils of that aeon gone by!

Here is what the apostle Peter says regarding the scoffers of our day:

2 Peter 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: [2] That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
Jesus Christ told us in Mark 13 that He has "foretold us all things" (in His Word) so be mindful, as in pay close attention to and study the holy prophets and the commandment of the apostles, i.e. BOTH the Old and the New Testaments.
[3] Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
They're everywhere!   They're everywhere!
[4] And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
"It just isn't going to happen", they say.
[5] For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

2 Peter chapter 3 continued..
[verse 6] Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: (the 1st earth age)
God destroyed the first earth age, in His fierce anger over Lucifer/Satan's overthrow attempt, and all flesh and blood life PERISHED from off the face of the earth and there was NO LIGHT whereby only darkness covered the face of the deep (Gen. 1:2).
 But, beings we were still in our celestial bodies during the 1st earth age, we didn't perish. God just pulled us off that 1st earth age until He restructured it to be livable again for flesh and blood beings and is now placing us back on earth, in animal bodies, one at a time, in our turn, to learn by this experience that Satan's ways don't work. (The summer school of life, I call it; and is God's plan ever working! Have you turned on the evening news lately? We should all soon realize that Satan's ways lead to disastrous results?) Even the non-Christians should soon know that! 

So do not confuse this with the flood of Noah.

Note: This was the 1st flood, the really big one, followed by the ice age; but Noah's Flood did not destroy everything. The purpose of Noah's Flood in this 2nd earth age, was to rid the land of the hybrids, half supernatural angel and half human. (Satan's fallen angels, who came to this 2nd earth age, out of turn, without being born of women, and had children with Adam's and Eve's daughters) That situation became so bad that when there were only 8 pure blood descendants of Adam and Eve (Noah and his family), left in the land, God stepped in and flooded the land ridding the land of all mixed blood beings, to preserve the seed line Jesus would be born into. Read about these ungodly hibrids in Genesis chapter 6 and the book of Jude. But Noah's flood only killed all these hybrid beings from off the land. It did not destroy the earth, per say, as did Lucifer's Flood did.

Lucifer's flood destroyed all flesh and blood life of the whole planet, leaving behind the total destruction of the earth, and creating an ice age. (See Genesis 1:1 to 1:2 in your Companion Bible) In fact, you can read the details of the destruction of the first age in Jer. 4:19-27. Even in  the corrupted, so called easier to read versions of the Bible that are being printed and peddled off on already deceived Christians, you can still find Jeremiah 4:19-27. They haven't removed those verses yet. But they will  (just give them time) like the 17 verses that have already been removed from their new versions. See Live Link to=> The Kenites have already started the famine Amos 8:11 warns us about.

However, the point is that it is written in the Word of God (and evidenced without) that our Father did destroy that first heaven and earth age "by His fierce anger" (Jer. 4:26) and so you can be certain from that same Word that He will bring about the day of judgment to this one as well.

Again, it is clearly written: (in the older uncorrupted, as yet, unaltered versions of the Bible, like the original 1611 King James Version). See the Companion Bible, where the few translation errors found in 1611 KJV version when compared to the Massorah protected original manuscripts have been noted and been corrected in their 1886 reprint. Beware of newer translations such as the NIV, NRV and NKJV.

Read Live Link to=> "The Famine of Amos 8:11 is started"

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Make sure the version you use is a version of which the translation from original manuscript to final version you are using has been protected by The Massorah.
See appendix 30 below of the Companion Bible.

This Is Appendix 30 From The Companion Bible.
All the oldest and best manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible contain
on every page, beside the Text (which is arranged in two or more
columns), a varying number of lines of smaller writing, distributed
between the upper and lower margins. This smaller writing is called
the Massorah Magna or Great Massorah, while that in the side
margins and between the columns is called the Massorah Parva or
Small Massorah.
The illustration given below is a reduced facsimile of a Hebrew
Manuscript (16.25 x 12.375), written in a German hand, about the
year A.D. 1120.

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The small writing in the margins in this particular Manuscript is
seen to occupy seven lines in the lower margin, and four lines in the
upper; while in the outer margins and between the three columns is
the Massorah Para.
The word Massorah is from the root masar, to devliver something
into the hand of another, so as to commit it to his trust. Hence the
name is given to the small writing referred to, because it contains
information necessary to those into whose trust the Sacred Text was
committed, so that they might transcribe it, and hand it down
correctly.
The Text itself had been fixed before the Massorites were put in
charge of it. This had been the work of the Sopherim (from saphar,
to count, or number). Their work, under Ezra and Nehemiah, was to
set the Text in order after the return from Babylon; and we read of it
in Nehemiah 8:8 1 (compare Ezra 7:6,11). The men of "the Great
Synagogue" completed the work. This work lasted about 110 years,
from Nehemiah to Simon the first, 410-300 B.C.
The Sopherim were the authorised revisers of the Sacred Text;
and, their work being completed, the Massorites were the authorised
custodians of it. Their work was to preserve it. The Massorah is
called "A Fence to the Scriptures," because it locked all words and
letters in their places. It does not contain notes or comments as such,
but facts and phenomena. It records the number of times the several
letters occur in the various books of the Bible; the number of words,
and the middle word; the number of verses, and the middle verse;
the number of expressions and combinations of words, etc. All this,
not from a perverted ingenuity, but for the set purpose of
safeguarding the Sacred Text, and preventing the loss or
misplacement of a single letter or word.
This Massorah is not contained in the margins of any one
Manuscript. No Manuscript contains the whole, or even the same
part. It is spread over many Manuscripts, and Dr. C.D. Ginsburg has
been the first and only scholar who has set himself to collect and
collate the whole, copying it from every available Manuscript in the
libraries of many countries. He has published it in three large folio
volumes, and only a small number of copies has been printed. These
are obtainable only by the original subscribers
When the Hebrew Text was printed, only the large type in the
columns was regarded, and small type of the Massorah was left,
unheeded, in the Manuscripts from which the Text was taken.
When translators came to the printed Hebrew Text, they were
necessarily destitute of the information contained in the Massorah;
so that the Revisers as well as the Translators of the Authorised
Version carried out their work without any idea of the treasures
contained in the Massorah; and therefore, without giving a hint of it
to their readers
This is the first time an edition of the Authorised Version has been
given containing any of these treasures of the Massorah, that affect
so seriouly the understanding of the Text. A vast number of the
Massoretic notes concern only the orthography, and matters that
pertain to the Concordance. But many of those which affect the
sense, or throw any additional light on the Sacred Text, are noted in
the margin of The Companion Bible.
Some of the important lists of words which are contained in the
Massorah are also given, videlicet, those that have the
"extraordinary points" (Appendix 31); the "eighteen emendations"
of the Sopherim (see Appendix 33); the 134 passages where they
substituted Adonai for Jehovah (see Appendix 32); and the Various
Readings called Severin (see Appendix 34). These are given in
separate Appendixes; but other words of any importance are
preserved in our marginal notes.
Readers of The Companion Bible are put in possession of
information denied to former generations of translators,
commentators, critics, and general Bible students.
For futher information on the Massorah see Dr. Ginsburg's
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, of which only a limited edition
was printed; also a small pamphlet on The Massorah published by
King's Printers.
NOTE
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2 Peter chapter 3 continued..
[7] But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. (this 2nd earth age) and in 2 Peter 3:13 (the 3rd and final earth age)
Make no mistake about it!

The Day of the Lord and the return of Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords shall come whether any man believes it or not.

The question is if you do believe it,
"Would you like to know when it shall come to pass?"

The disciples wanted to know and so they sought Him and they went to Him "privately" and asked Him!

How many Christians do you know who do likewise, i.e. who go to Him privately, to His Word, and seek the answers to their questions?

You see, this is extremely important because herein lies the key as to whether or not you will be able to understand the Parable of the Fig Tree.

How so?

Well, first of all it is a "parable", a teaching by analogy or similitude, the in-depth meaning of which lies beyond the understanding of the multitudes of main stream "churchianity" and is reserved only for those who "seek Him", i.e. who hunger and thirst for the true bread of life and the fountain of living water, the Word of God.

Let's document it.

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.
A great multitude came to hear Jesus Christ teach but they did not seek Him afterwards as did His disciples.

We can only imagine that like most good church goers of today, when they departed they likely said to one another "Wasn't that a wonderful message today"!

[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:
Christ taught in parables for two reasons and one of those reasons is because He loves all of us His/God's, originally created children and wishes to protect those of free-will who do not yet have the love of the truth.

You see, if and when they are ready in this 2nd earth age and truly "believe in Jesus Christ", they will come to Him privately, through His Word and ASK for wisdom and understanding, and they will be saved by their faith in Him prior to His return, by grace; if not saved before His return, they may still be saved by their works before the end of the Millennium, still by His shed blood, but no longer by faith because He will, be here to see for the whole 1000 years!

They will become doers of the Word and not hearers only (Rom. 2;13, James 1:22) and they will obey His commands because they love Him (John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments.").

 One of those commandments is the very subject of this study which is to "learn the Parable of the Fig Tree (Mat. 24:32 )".

Have you taken the time to do as He commanded you?

Let's skip ahead to verse 10 of Mark 4:

Mark 4:10 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:
You will also find this documented in Matthew 13:10-11 where the disciples asked Jesus face to face, "Why speakest thou unto them in parables?"

His answer was twofold:

Mat. 13:11 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.
(1) To simplify and make easy to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven to His disciples. (2) To hide the mysteries of the kingdom to those who do not seek Him and do not have eyes to see nor ears to hear.
Until they are truly "converted" and turn and repent from forsaking Him, from forsaking His Word and not coming to Him privately, they shall remain unable to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.

Here are Christ's own words:

Mark 4:12 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.
Then Jesus Christ told His disciples (which means you if you are one) that unless they understood the Parable of the Sower
they would not be able to understand any of His parables.
[13] And He said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

Live Link to=>> The Parable of the Sower
Therefore we better take some time and lay some groundwork and make sure we understand the Parable of the Sower
else per Christ's own words we cannot understand the parable of the fig tree, right?

You see, the Parable of the Sower has to do with "seeds" and "planting" and "fruit", etc., all of which we shall be discussing in this study of the Parable of the Fig Tree which actually begins in the "Fig Grove", in the Garden of God called Eden, where the first "sowings" took place and the "cover-up" by the fig leaves themselves have kept hidden what really happened in that grove.

Do you know?

Let us therefore go to the parable of the sowing in the beginning and learn the truth from the words of Jesus Christ Himself.

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: [25] But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
What are "tares"?
Live Link to=>> The Parable of the Tares

We need to know and understand the horticulture of "tares" which is zizanion (dziz-an'-ee-on) in Greek (#2215) and means "darnel" or false grain :- tares.

Here is Dr. Smith's explanation:

Tares: A noxious plant, of the grass family, supposed to mean the darnel. It grows among the wheat everywhere in Palestine, and bears a great resemblance to it while growing - so closely that, before they head out, the two plants can hardly be distinguished. The grains are found, 2 or 3 together, in 12 small husks, scattered on a rather long head. The Arabs do not separate the darnel from the wheat, unless by means of a fan or sieve, after threshing (Mat. 13:25-30). If left to mingle with the bread, it occasions dizziness, and often acts as an emetic. ("Smith's Bible Dictionary", A. J. Holman Company, pg. 301.)
[26] But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Only a trained person can distinguish the toxic tares from true wheat while they are growing together in the field. However,
at harvest time the two are easily distinguishable.

The bearded darnel (Lolium temulentum) is a poisonous grass, almost indistinguishable from wheat while the two are only in blade, but which can be separated without difficulty when they come into ear (cp. mat. 13:29,30). ("Davis Bible Dictionary", Baker Book House, pg. 759.)
Do you understand that most people would not be able to tell the difference between a tare and a wheat plant?

This is important to our understanding of the parable of the fig tree, very important!

[27] So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
The "servants" of the house knew there were tares, toxic look-alike false wheat plants, in the field!

You could call them anti-wheats!

[28] He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Hmmm, it seems the sowing of the tares was the deliberate covert activity of the enemy.

Should we go round those suckers up?

[29] But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let the tares alone! That's an order!
[30] Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
The reapers, whoever they are, will handle those tares, whoever they are, at harvest time, whenever that is!
JOHN'S NOTE: BOY, DOES THIS VERSE EVER DISPROVE THE 'RAPTURE THEORY'
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We are about to learn the mystery.

You see, what we have just read from Mat. 13:24-30 is an actual parable, which is a truth expressed in similitude using symbols with characteristics analogous to something else.

Next, notice again the emphasis on the fact that Jesus Christ spoke unto the multitudes in parables.

In fact, He didn't speak anything to them that was not in parable form.

Matthew 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: [35] That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
This is a quote and a fulfillment of Ps. 78:2:
Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
Are you able to see and understand from what we have learned so far that contained in this parable of the sower of the tares is a "secret" which has been kept from the "foundation of the world"?

Do you understand that the multitudes do not understand it?

They cannot tell the difference between tares and wheat in the field!

Now notice what happened next.

Jesus sent everyone away and went into the house, but those eager-to-know-His-Word disciples followed Him and ASKED HIM to "explain the parable of the tares of the field"!

[36] Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
Jesus granted their request to seek knowledge from the Living Word of God and He answered and EXPLAINED the parable!

Therefore, what you are about to read is NOT A PARABLE!

It is the simple EXPLANATION of the parable by Jesus Christ to His disciples who want to KNOW the parable of the tares.

[37] He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
Remember, this is not a parable nor a spiritual analogy!

It was God Himself who placed the "good seed" in the field, when He formed the individual man .'eth ha adham and his help meet Eve.

What is the field?

[38] The field is the world;
The world is just that, the world, i.e. good old mother earth which He Himself created. What or who are the "good seed"?
[38 cont.] ... the good seed are the children of the kingdom;
The "good seed" are the children (real people) of the kingdom, i.e. the children of the kingdom of God which He placed in the field, which we now know is the world.
You MUST understand that Christ is giving an explanation here of the parable. It is not a continuation of the parable nor is it a parable of the parable.
The "good seed" is simply symbolic terminology for His children which should not be a complicated thing to understand at all.
Editor's note We know that on the sixth day God created mankind in His own image, both male and female created he them. (The Hebrew word translated "man" is adam.), i.e. the races and in Genesis 1:31 he declared that everything he had made was very good.) (as in good seed)

In the manuscripts adam is not preceded by the definite article 'eth and so it does not refer to a specific person, i.e. the word adam means human being or mankind, and no gender is implied.   

On the seventh day (1000 years) He rested while those good seed (the races) were being fruitful and multiplying on the earth.

Then on the eighth day,(we call it the eighth day only because it happened after the day of rest, which is the seventh day. How long after we are not told) knowing He needed to provide a way for all of mankind to salvage their souls, He planted a garden and He formed the individual man Adam (The Hebrew word translated "man" is adam but this manuscript refers to one specific man) and Eve from this man Adam and placed them in the garden. Why God chose the white race for this the Bible doesn't say, only God knows.

In the manuscript it is preceded by the definite article 'eth and so it does refer to a specific person, i.e. the word  "'eth ha adham" means a specific human being, a man.

Eve was not just any women, was she? She had a special purpose, as did Adam  See Live Link to->Pamphlet #1069

This is a Live Link to-> Absolute Must Read To better understand Scripture

2 Cor. 11:3 "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ". --- II Corinthians 11:14 "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light". --- Yes, Satan appeared to Eve as a beautiful and charismatic charming young man, truly DISGUISED as a glorious "angel of light". --- Log unto and read "Absolute Must Read" above.  

God's plan being that from a virgin descendant, of pure pedigree, of "'eth ha adham" (Adam and help meet Eve) His own Son, as in Jesus Christ who is God Himself, born of a pure pedigree female (the virgin Mary) descendant of "'eth ha adham" and his help meet Eve  would be born to become the sacrificial lamb who would be crucified and rise again from the dead; thereby defeating death (Satan); Therefore Satan, knowing he must not let this happen as God planned it, will do everything he can to disrupt God's plan, i.e. even plant tares in the garden.

It is that simple and any attempt to "spiritualize" it into something other than what Christ just said, above and is saying below is to change His explanation.
In other words "children" means "children" as in offspring.

[38 cont.] ... but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
Uh oh!

This is where we separate the men from the boys or you might say the tares from the wheat.

It seems that many are willing to accept that the "good seed" are the children of the kingdom but that the "tares", the "bad seed", are not really the children "of" the wicked one, the devil himself.

Note: The particular man, Adam planted the good seed, Abel, who Cain murdered.   Satan planted the bad seed, Cain when he seduced Eve in the garden.

Live Link to=>> The Parable of the Tares

Let us see and read from Christ's own words who it was that "sowed his wild oats" and produced these tares, which we now know are also children (real people).

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil;
HOLD IT right there! Is Jesus Christ saying that Satan actually has progeny "of" his own, as in his own offspring?

Yes, that is EXACTLY what He is saying and as we read on we will document it even further.

Remember, this has been hidden as in covered with figs leaves from the beginning, and those who still "sleep" (vs. 25) will continue to look at the field and see no tares.

It is time to wake up, Christian!

The hour is late and harvest time is nigh indeed!

What is harvest time anyway?

[38 cont.] ... the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
What will eventually happen to the tares?

They shall be "burned in the fire" at the end of this world age.

[40] As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
[41] The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; [42] And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. [43] Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear?

Well get them on because we will learn the minute details of when, where, and how the devil "sowed the tares" in the field.

It is the foundation and the beginning of wisdom in learning the Parable of the Fig Tree and therefore we are going to cast out the traditions of men (as taught in most so-called Christian churches) which have for so long obscured the truth of God's Word and we are going to learn what REALLY happened in the fig grove in the midst of the Garden of God!

Keep in mind that what you are about to read and hear may be so completely different than this illustrated "tradition" handed down by the churches for many generations that it might "set you on your heels".

One of Satan's most effective and subtle tools in covering up the truth of God's Word is to take that which is expressed figuratively
and cause people to take it literally, and vice versa.

And since it is of such extreme importance to understand what happened in the beginning of any book in order to place that which follows in proper context, you can be certain that Satan has worked real hard on the first few chapters of God's Word to make sure it is misunderstood thereby throwing people off track, by covering up his own tracks from the very start. see Live Link to-Genesis chapters 1 - 11

In other words (and never forget this):

If you do not know what really happened in the first few chapters of Genesis and especially in garden of Eden you will never truly understand the rest of God's Word.
That is why Jesus Christ said that if you do not understand the Parable of the Sower you will not understand any of His other parables.

That is why we now come to the Book of Genesis in order that we might understand the sowing of the "seeds", both the good and the bad, so that we might then be able to understand the Parable of the Fig Tree for it requires this understanding as background.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words", so let us "see" a visual of the typical "fairy tale" Satan would have the "little children" believe happened in the garden:

Garden art

The narrative at the bottom of the picture reads:

"Adam and Eve were told by God not to eat apples from a certain tree in the garden. An evil serpent tempted Eve and she and Adam both ate the forbidden fruit. Because they disobeyed God, they were forced to leave the Garden of Eden."
What is said in the narrative and illustrated in this picture is as far from the truth of what happened in the garden as night is from day,
for it is the very twisted "interpretation" of God's Word by the prince of darkness himself, i.e. Satan.

It is an image created by "that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world (Rev. 12:9)" to keep you in darkness, from learning the truth.

We intend to shed the "light" on this "snake" and expose him as the liar and fraud that he is.

Keep in mind that what you are about to read and hear may be so completely different than this illustrated "tradition" handed down by the churches for many generations that it might "set you on your heels", which is a figure of speech meaning it might astound you.

So do not say I didn't warn you!

Of course, if you are willing to believe fairy tales like the one in this picture then perhaps you can believe some reality and truth which may appear stranger than fiction.

Go for it!

First of all, would it surprise you to know that the word "apple" is not even mentioned anywhere in the Book of Genesis?

Check it out for yourself. You see, Satan wants you to believe that the "forbidden fruit" Adam and Eve partook of was literal fruit just like an apple. This is a prime example of taking that which is used figuratively to be the literal thing (or place or person) used symbolically to graphically depict something else.

Figures of speech are so overlooked in God's Word that I'm sure if we were to read in the New Testament that the apostle Paul "got into hot water" that there would be churches teaching that in order to be in good standing among their members you would have to "get into hot water" yourself. Of course there would be division and disagreement among the denominations and "scholars" as to what temperature actually constitutes "hot" as opposed to just "warm" and how much hot water a person should actually get into, i.e. should one step into hot water just up to his knees or waist or should one become totally immersed in hot water. And if you looked up the word "water" in any Greek dictionary it would certainly mean H2O, like rain. Yet the phrase he "got into hot water" has absolutely nothing to do with water! It is a figure of speech which means he "got into trouble"!

Maybe this hot water scenario sounded a bit ridiculous to you but you should just see some of the ludicrous things churches teach and have their people do because of their ignorance of His Word. Do you not think Satan would be laughing his fool head off at watching Christians getting into pools of "hot water"? Well guess what? He is laughing his fool head off at Christians who think Eve was deceived by a snake who talked her into eating an apple from a fruit tree! Good grief Charlie Brown!

You see, the word "serpent" is simply one of the symbolic names of Satan that describes him according to his low-life character. He is also called the dragon, the little horn, the vile person, the son of perdition, the Devil, Satan, Lucifer, the morning star (Isa. 14), etc. Spiritually speaking, he is a "snake" alright!

He is a sneaky, no-good, low-down, yellow-bellied, lying, conniving "serpent"!

Rev. 20:2 "And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years."

But you know what? He is also the most beautiful and charismatic individual you will ever encounter, a charming one indeed! You can read all about this highly intelligent glistening one, "perfect in beauty", in the 28th chapter of Ezekiel.

He'll look like A Handsome Preacher when he returns to earth claiming to be God, and so will his 7000 fallen angels be disguised as preachers.

Someone ask me the other day if the 6th seal has already happened , and it made me think, could it be that some of those people manning the pulpits in our so-called Christian churches might indeed be fallen angels.  

But he'll really have all the characteristics of his true self, a scorpion:   

If you listen to him and believe he is Christ
he will turn your mind into mush just like a scorpion turns a physical victim into mush! And you will not have remained a chaste virgin as the bride of Christ is expected to be,
enduring until the end when the real Christ returns to take over his kingdom.
Live Link to->> Endure unto the End          
Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Ok, then what about the fruit and the trees? They are also symbolic. Trees are used throughout the scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, to symbolize people. God's elect are called "Cedars of Lebanon" because the roots of the cedar go as deep as the tree is tall and therefore those trees cannot be easily shaken or uprooted. Jesus Christ is symbolized by the "Tree of Life" and the Vine, the branches of which bring forth good fruit. And as we shall see, Satan is symbolized by the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil" and he and his branches bring forth corrupt and evil fruit which we are NOT to EAT. And so depending on what kind of "tree" you are determines what kind of fruit you produce. Here are words of Jesus Christ:

Luke 6:43 For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
In God's nature there is no such thing as a literally corrupt tree, because you see, trees have no brains and no knowledge of good and evil. However, people do!
[44] For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
If you eat the fruit from that "corrupt tree", which brings forth no good fruit, you are going to be in big trouble. Where should you get your fruit? Here is what your Father says:
Hosea 14:8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.
Imagine that! God even likens Himself to a tree, an evergreen fir symbolic of eternal life! You get your fruit from Him and from His Word and from NO ONE ELSE, no other tree!
[9] Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
The question is "Who is wise, and understands these things?" Are you wise, or do you believe in fairy tales about snakes and apples?

Let's go to Genesis and see what happened in the garden.

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
You now know who this "serpent" is who was more subtle, meaning cunningly wise, than any "beast" of the field, which means any other living, created being, human or otherwise! So the PICTURE you now need to place in your mind is one of a very smart, good looking, handsome young man who is very, very charming and likeable and intelligent and well spoken. Got it?

That old serpent has perpetuated a lie, a tradition, about the "snake" and the "apple" long enough. Do not let him have the victory any more! Again, it is his diabolical plan to deceive a Biblically ignorant people, "because it ministers to the acceptance of his lie, the hiding of God's truth, the jeers of the infidel, the opposition of the critics, and the stumbling of the weak in faith." (Companion Bible, appendix 19, last paragraph.)

By the way, the apostle Paul also refers to this "serpent" in the garden in 2 Cor. 11:3:

2 Cor. 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
The Greek word for "serpent" is ophis, which means "an artful, malicious person; (figuratively a snake).
serpent =   ophis  of'-is   Strong's #3789 Probably from G3700 (through the idea of sharpness of vision); a snake, figuratively (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan:—serpent.
Again, Satan appeared to Eve as a beautiful and charismatic charming young man, truly a glorious "angel of light" (2 Cor. 11:14).

Let's repeat Gen. 3:1.

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Notice that Satan is about to tempt Eve with God's Word and He is quoting the Word of God, though he has slightly twisted what was actually said! God told Adam that he could freely eat of every tree of the Garden. See what a subtle twist this is, from a positive to a doubtful questionable negative?
Genesis 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
There was only one "tree" that he was "NOT to eat of" and that was the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" in midst of the garden, the corrupt one who bore "bad fruit" which ultimately causes "death".
[17] But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Have you ever read Ezekiel chapter 31 concerning the Assyrian (the te ashshur  meaning "box cedar") who was in Eden?
Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
This is not a literal "tree" as we will see, any more than the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was a literal "fruit" tree!
[4] The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.
"Waters" are symbolic of people (Rev. 17:15). They made this tree great!
[5] Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.
His influence extended worldwide, even unto all the nations (next verse).
[6] All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
All nations cannot "dwell" under an actual tree, can they? Of course not! And the fowls of heaven are those "dirty birds" which we learn more about in our study of the fig tree parable.
[7] Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.
The "great waters" are the children of God, the House of Israel represented by the 12 stones that the Levite Priests wore. In Ezek. 28 you will find that Satan, called the king of Tyre, wore those same stones on his breastplate in the first earth age (before his rebellion) and walked up and down in the midst of them (called the stones of fire. God is a consuming fire (Heb. 12:29).
[8] The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
He was something else, this handsome intelligent preacher and leader of God's people! Did you know that he drew a third of God's children, us, while we were still in our angelic bodies in the 1st earth age, away from Him and caused us to follow and participate in his liberal ways! (Rev. 12:4). Many, many people just love this guy! Yes, the Devil, the serpent!
[9] I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.
Trees do not envy other trees. Remember they have no brains and no knowledge of good and evil. Satan WAS the tree in the midst of the garden of Eden, both in the first earth age as shown here, and in this earth age in Gen. 3! It was Satan, that old serpent the devil, who tempted Eve and beguiled her.

Satan also tempted Jesus Christ in the wilderness with God's Word by misquoting and twisting the scriptures to read and mean the "letter" of what is written, instead of the "truth" of what is written. Most Christians do not even know that Satan misquoted the Word of God when he tempted Jesus Christ. Do you?

Let us go back to the garden.

Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Notice Eve also did not accurately quote God's Word for she left out the word "freely", probably due to the now negative tone Satan has injected into God's words.
[3] But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Eve again has not gotten it right! God did not say "LEST ye die!" There is no "lest" or "perhaps" about it! It is not "questionable" at all! God said "thou shalt surely die!" She also added "neither shall ye touch it"! However, she will end up "touching" this tree who will literally "touch" her as in wholly seduce her. Yes, she will lose her "virginity" to the serpent, to this handsome, smart young man! Have you ever looked up the word "touch" in a Hebrew dictionary?
touch = ‡ˆnaga€naw-gah'  Strong's #5060 A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, laythehandupon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.):—beat, (X be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.
I wonder why Eve added that? Had Satan already been putting the make on her?

That is why Paul talks about presenting the church as a chaste virgin unto Christ, unlike Eve who was "seduced" by the serpent and lost her virginity to him!
2 Cor. 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
The analogy is that you are to stay spiritually true as a "chaste virgin" and wait for your bridegroom, Jesus Christ. Do not be like Eve who was "beguiled" by the handsome young intellectual preacher in the midst of the garden!
[3] But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

beguiled = dexapataoex-ap-at-ah'-o Strong's #1818 From G1537 and G538; to seduce wholly:—beguile, deceive.

Let us continue with the discussion in Genesis chapter 3:
Genesis 3:4
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Satan has now brought the Word of God into question and after leading a twisted discourse he smiles at Eve and tells her that God didn't really mean that you will actually die! This is the first of many, many lies, for he is the father of lies (John 8:44).
[5] For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof (believe Satan's lies), then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
It is their "spiritual eyes" that will be opened! In other words they will become enlightened through the expansion of their minds! You see, what Satan is saying is that you do not need God's Word to be your standard for right and wrong. No, you can be liberated, as in a "liberal", and you can determine for yourself what is right and wrong! Yeah, that only makes good sense, doesn't it? I mean, who is to say what is really right or wrong? Furthermore, the argument goes, what right do you have to impose your beliefs on someone else?

Go by what "feels good", baby! Live for today! (Baby Boomers know the song, "Sha la, la, la, la, la, live for today!")

Note: If a person gets really filled with the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good an evil he or she can become an arrogant condescending liberal politician who believes he or she can also determine in his or her own "godly wisdom" what is best for other people (of lesser intelligence). Of course what is good for others would obviously have to exclude God's Word, any reference of which must be stricken from the halls of justice and any and all government and public institutions, especially those schools where the children go to learn.

[6] And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise,...
Yeah baby! It looks real good! "Come on Eve, think about it! What harm can come to you? God is not going to "kill you" just for having a little fun!"
Now Think: When is the last time you saw an apple tree and said to yourself, "You know self, if I eat the fruit from this tree it will instantly make me wiser. I'll bet these are some kind of smart apples". Get apples and grapes out of your mind. It is the "leaven", the doctrine of Satan, his bad fruit, that Eve listened to. In other words, she "ate up" Satan's philosophical reasonings and "interpretations" of God's Word as he began to appeal to her ego and "desire". It all started to make sense to her and she told Adam all the things she was learning and he began to eat it up also. And before long, they were had!
[6 cont.] ... she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Thus was Eve "seduced" by the serpent in garden, the truth of which has been hidden for a long time to those who cannot tell the difference between trees and people, to those who have allowed the deceptive stories of the traditions of men to blind their eyes, that in seeing they don't see and in hearing they don't hear.

Yes, Cain was Satan's son!
Read John 8:44, 1 John 3:12 and Matthew 13:36-39.
And note:
Adam's Lineage in Genesis chapter 5 does not include Cain; because Cain was Satan's son, not Adam's.

Christian, Do you "See Men as Trees Walking" 


[7] And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Their eyes were opened all right and they experienced something new, NAKEDNESS, both spiritually and physically! But why in the world do they now "know they're naked"? You will find it is because of the SHAME they have brought upon themselves, for disobeying God, yes, but in a much more perverted way than biting bad apples.

"And they sewed FIG LEAVES together, and made themselves aprons." Do you suppose these were itty bitty little aprons that they sewed together to cover their mouths because they just ate a bad apple? How stupid the traditions of men! Learn to think for yourself and stick to God's Word, not the traditions of men.

Does YOUR church teach this stuff
WHY DO YOU STILL ATTEND and support THAT CHURCH IF THEY DO.
[8] And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Uh oh! There's big trouble in paradise now! Adam and Eve hear their Father walking in the garden in the "ruach" (cool)! And now that they know good and evil, they know they've done evil! So they did what most people do, they HID THEMSELVES! Today we would call it "FigGate". You can read their excuses for disobeying God in verses 9 through 13 on your own. Let us now see what judgment was made by our Father:
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
"Upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life" are Hebraisms, figures of speech, which are simply statements of "degradation" and have nothing to do with snakes crawling! In English we might say you will always be "lower than a snake's belly" and "eat dust" all your life! Remember, the rotten snake seduced mother Eve right there in the fig grove! And you know what? She conceived! We will document that.

Here we have it! The two seeds of the Parable of the Tares!

Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: [15] And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Here we have it! The two seeds of the Parable of the Tares in Mat. 13! REMEMBER? God is NOT talking about "apple seeds" here! He is talking about progeny, children, the same thing Christ was talking about in Mat. 13!
Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; (Satan)
That's right? Eve is about to give birth and one of those children will be the offspring of the Devil.                    
Matthew 13:9 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
Satan sowed his "seed" right there in the fig grove! How? He seduced Eve and she participated in the "conception" of that bad seed!

Now notice the sentence of "sorrow" (travail) related to child birth that Eve receives because of what she has done.

Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Well, how are you doing? Are you still with us
or have you decided to stick with "snakes and apples"?

"How long until the end when He returns?"

Now, let's get back to "The Parable of the Fig Tree"

The Parable of the Fig Tree is just that, a parable, and Jesus Christ instructed us to "learn from it", for when we see its tender branch set out and put forth leaves we will know that "the heat is on", as in the summer (season) has begun which will culminate in the harvest at the end of this flesh age.

He then told us that during the generation that began at that "historic" moment, ALL of the prophecies of Mat. 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 would ALL come to pass.

Additionally, as we see those prophecies come to pass one by one during that season we shall know that we are drawing closer and closer to end of this flesh age when the doors of heaven open and Jesus Christ returns as the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Here is what the disciples asked Jesus Christ when they came to him "privately":

Mark 13:3 And as He sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked Him privately, [4] Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
Jesus Christ "began" (Mk. 13:5) to answer their questions by telling them all seven of the events that would take place before He returned.

Few know that those seven events He explained are exactly the same as the Seven Seals and the Seven Trumps of Revelation.

Then Jesus answered their specific questions of "When" will they be, as in begin, and "What sign" would mark the "When all these things shall be fulfilled", in other words, "How long until the end when He returns?"

Here is their first question:

Mark 13:4 Tell us, when shall these things be?... In other words, when do these things begin to take place? He told them that the answer was contained in learning a Parable of, or from, the "Fig Tree".
Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
The season begins (and the fig tree begins to grow) when we SEE a tender branch set out and put forth leaves. We will discuss more about the fig leaves in a latter in this study.

So we know that we will observe a "planting" come to pass because "in like manner", just as we observe the "history" of the planting of the fig tree, when we observe the other "things" come to pass we will know that the end is very near and the doors of heaven are about to open!

[29] So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Mark 13:4... and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? In other words, how long shall it be from the planting until Christ returns?

The answer is:

[30] Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
That's right! Christ shall return during the generation that began when the branch of the fig tree was set out. You can count on it (next verse)! Hint: We shall soon discover this means there will be "Baby Boomers" who will see the return of Christ!
[31] Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.


And we now KNOW from history the exact "day" when the fig tree was planted, for it has already come to pass.

We even KNOW where it was set out. However, before we disclose that day and location we need to learn more about the "fig tree" and learn that there are both "good figs" and there are "bad figs". Therefore, let us continue our study from the beginning and come forth through history to our present era.

We learned that both the good seed and the bad seed were planted in the garden because Adam failed to dress and keep it according to the Word of God. No, it wasn't the flowers and the veggies he was to dress and keep! He was to "serve God" and be an husbandman, a farmer, a laborer in the field, a doer and protector of His Word "watching" over and "protecting", as in building an hedge about the people in the garden beginning with his own wife Eve!

Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
Here are the Hebrew definitions for "dress" and "keep".
Dress = H5647 €abadaw-bad' A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till,(causatively) enslave, etc.:— Xe, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service,compel, do, dress, ear, execute, + husbandman, keep,labour (-ing man), bring topass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ing, self), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use)service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper.
Adam's family was to serve God and bring forth truth and knowledge and "till the ground, the field, i.e. the world (Mat. 13:38)" with knowledge and truth from His
 Word
! That is precisely why God "formed him" (Genesis 2:5). You see, God had created all the races on the sixth day (Gen. 1:26) and made them to be hunters and fishers, but after He rested on the 7th Day He declared that had "no man to till the ground". Gen. 2:5 "And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground." So He formed Adam and placed him in the garden to dress it and keep it on the a later day (which we call the eighth day, only because it happened after day seven).
Keep = H8104 Lshamarshaw-mar' A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard;generally to protect, attendto, etc.:—beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self),[which is discipline] keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe,reserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man).
That's right! Adam was to serve God by observing His Word himself and being a "watchman" over the garden, i.e. to protect those in the garden (Eve) from eating bad fruit!
Note: The analogy of "flesh" food, such as fruit, bread, meat, etc., to spiritual food is used throughout the Word of God. Take a look around today and see what man has done to pollute God's creation (the natural foods) by "forcing" the ground with toxic chemicals (false doctrines) and by then removing the "natural nutritious elements" (truth) from his food through what he calls "refining"! The point is that even as the descendants of Adam today do not "dress and keep" the "earthly fields" according to God's natural laws, nor do they bake the "whole grain wheat" into bread without "bleaching it" and adding "fluff", they have also allowed the "spiritual fields" in our land to be filled with poisonous doctrines and the "bread of life", His Holy Word, to become polluted! Your Father doesn't like it!
Malachi 1:6  son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
[7] Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible.
Therefore, in following the analogy set forth let us compare the "processing" of the earthly "bread" our people eat to the "processing" of the spiritual "bread" they eat daily, which should be the unadulterated "bread of life", the pure natural Word of God, but unfortunately it is not in most cases. You see, oh-so-smart-and-worldly-wise man takes the whole grain wheat and removes the substantive outer coat and literally strips it of all nutrition while he bleaches it with a toxic poison to make it "white" as snow and a "loaf to be desired". Students of Ezek. 13 would say the bread is "whitewashed". Then man beats "air" (like his own hot air) into the dough spiced with "leaven" to make the loaf nice and "fluffy" when it is baked and to make its texture more "palatable" to the ignorant consumer. One should ask, "How DARE he call that wicked stuff bread?" Yes, the "traffickers" of bread have made it look real good and made it taste real good, a loaf to be desired, so people "flock" to eat that "junk" and then they wonder why they are unhealthy and why Preparation H is such a big seller? Go figure.

We could go on and on with junk food analogies but let us make just one more observation. Look out across the purple mountains majesty and across the fruited plains of this "bread basket" of the world and observe our "eating habits" today and "take heed" to the "junk foods" that so many of our people are eager and willing to consume. We can learn a great deal about our "spirituality" from a close observation of "food" in this final generation of the "Baby Boomers", who would better be called the "Big Babies", spiritually speaking that is (Heb. 5:11-14).

For instance, we find "fast food" restaurants serving instant gratification fries and hamburgers and "Happy Meals" scattered all over our land and at every exit and entrance to our "highways and byways", analogous to the paths we follow. These "glistening" facilities serve so few nutritious items (if any) that their so-called food is commonly referred to as "junk food", amazingly even by those who eat it! One should be forewarned that if this "stuff" is consumed as a steady diet it will make you sickly indeed!

By the way, the original "fast food" restaurants were set out under "golden rainbow-like arches". Since then, other fast food denominations have come along and strived to be the burger king by preparing or grilling the same junk food in diverse manners or by adding a few sesame seeds to the big white fluffy buns encompassing the king's idolatrous meat. Take a lesson from Daniel and his friends when they were offered the king's meat (analogous to Satan's false doctrine... you know... like fruit from the bad tree). Stick to "pulse", the pure "bread of life" and your countenance will be much fairer! (Understand we are speaking in a spiritual sense.) Daniel 1:12-13 "Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. [13] Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants."

You know, it should come as no surprise to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear that the pioneers of the "fast food" restaurant and the pioneer of the "fast salvation" doctrine, I speak of the any-moment Rapture Theory, have the same last name, M(a)cDonald! Though it may offend some, the truth of the matter is that the any-moment Rapture Theory is nothing more than a spiritual fast food "Happy Meal"! You keep eating that stuff long enough and you will be spiritually sick indeed! I guarantee you that "junk food" from MacDonald's fly-through window is not served at the table of the Lord, i.e. it is not to be found ANYWHERE in the Word of God! Christ foretold us all things (Mark 13:23), even in the exact order in which they shall occur! Have you not read His Word? Where do you eat?

Let us return from the Parable of the Big Mac to the Parable of the Fig Tree. What we need to learn from the planting of the good and the bad seeds in the garden is that the "bad seed" are the children, the very offspring, of Satan the Devil and that his son was named Cain who would soon become the first murderer. In fact, murder would become a "family trait" that would follow Cain's progeny down through the ages, even to this very day! It was the son's of Cain who murdered Jesus Christ, not the children of our brother Judah. Now let us understand the birth of the twins, Cain and Abel. Oh, you didn't know they were twins? They were.

Genesis 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man* from the LORD.
*The Hebrew the word "man" in this verse is not "adam" but rather "ish". Of course Eve knew and recognized from her instructions and experience of labor pains that giving birth was ordained of God.

Yes, Adam also "knew" his wife and she conceived to him also. She then bore "fraternal twins" to two different fathers. In other words, she bore Cain, who was the firstborn and the son (seed) of Satan, and then continuing in labor (next verse) she bore his brother Abel, the firstborn son of Adam.

[2] And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Here is the Hebrew word for "again" which means to continue to do a thing. In Eve's case she "continued" to "bare", as in continued in labor, and gave birth to Cain's brother Abel:
again —ˆyasaphyaw-saf' H3254 A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing):— add, X again, X any more, X cease, X come more, + conceive again, continue, exceed, X further, X gather together, get more, give moreover, X henceforth, increase (more and more), join, X longer (bring, do, make, much, put), X (the, much, yet) more (and more), proceed (further), prolong, put, be [strong-] er, X yet, yield.
You see, Cain was NOT Adam's son. That may come as a shock to those who have listened to the traditions of men about "apples and snakes" for so long that the truth from God's Word sounds strange. Again, the truth about the "seed" in Eve's womb has been "hidden" from view, covered up by the "fig leaves" sewn together. Nevertheless, that is why you will NOT find Cain listed in Adam's genealogy in chapter 5 of Genesis. He was not Adam's son and so he has his own genealogy in chapter 4!
This is what the Parable of the Tares in Mat. 13 concerning the "bad seed" is all about and although you may not quite understand it all at this point, before we conclude with our study of the Parable of the Fig Tree you should have a really good understanding of who they are, even today. By the way, if you take the time to study the two undeniably "separate" genealogies in Gen. 4 and Gen. 5 you will notice that the names of Cain's offspring in chapter 4 are very similar and in some cases the same as the names of Adam's offspring in chapter 5. Just make note of the fact that you cannot go by "names" alone in distinguishing a Cainite(Kenite) from an Adamite. Below is a simple chart comparing the similarity of some of the names:
Cain's Lineage (Kenites)   (Gen. 4)
Adam's Lineage (Adamites) (Gen. 5 - Not in order)
Enoch Enos
Irad Jared
Mehujael Mahalaleel 
Methusael Methuselah
Lamech Lamech
We shall not review the murder of Abel by his brother Cain in this study, but we shall read the prophetic sentence Cain received for his wicked deed:
Genesis 4:11 And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; [12] When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
Even in the physical sense, to this very day the ground does not produce well for the sons of Cain and so they continue to live parasitically off the labors and production of others.

Next we shall briefly trace the sons of Cain through the Word of God and even "listen in" on a conversation between them and the Lord Jesus Christ. Hey, talk about a bunch of "snakes and vipers"! They are going to "lie through their lion's teeth" right to the face of Messiah! But don't worry! They cannot fool Him! Can they fool you? We shall see!

What ever happened to Cain after he "went out from the presence of the LORD"?

Do you know? And why is it we are given the beginning of his posterity* in chapter four of Genesis? The answer to the latter question is so that the wise of this final generation would be able to pick up on that genealogy and know who the enemies of Christianity are? Remember, God said to the serpent in Gen. 3:15 "I will put enmity between your seed (children) and her (seed)"! That enmity exists to this day!

Note: If every human being on earth except Noah and his family were wiped out during the Flood of Noah, as is so commonly believed and erroneously taught, there would be no posterity of Cain after that event, would there? Yet we shall see in this study that his offspring did survive because they are found to be alive and well throughout the scriptures continuing to do the work of their father the devil, even to this very day. If you would like to learn more about the Flood of Noah, why God brought it upon the earth, and learn from scriptural documentation how it is that all the races including the sons of Cain survived that flood, then log unto our Genesis pamphlets 1 through 11.

So how is it that the wise are to know and understand who Cain's descendents are in this final generation? We are simply to trace them throughout the scriptures, and if we do, they will become visible to the discerner in secular history as well! This is important because their identity is crucial in order to understand the in-depth meaning of the Parable of the Fig Tree. That is why we have spent so much time documenting who the tares are! Because you see, tares are also very "naughty figs" (Jer. 24:2). Yes, there are two types of figs, good figs and bad figs, both of which are part of the "planting" as we will see when we get to Jeremiah 24.

Let us now see what happened to Cain and trace his children throughout the scriptures.

Lets take a look at Cain and his children throughout the scriptures.

Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Have you ever read in secular history about Sargon I of Akkad, also known as Sargon the Magnificent? If not, you might wish to obtain a copy of Mrs. Sidney Bristowe's compelling book titled "Sargon the Magnificent" in which she identifies Sargon as none other than Cain of Genesis who went forth into the land of the Sumerians and subdued them and founded the city of Babylon.

[17] And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
One of the most common questions people ask is "Who did Cain marry?" The answer is that he married one of the women from the 6th day creation of Gen. 1:26. Again, if you would like to know more about the events in the beginning including the creation of the races, the formation of Adam and Eve, the fallen angels, the flood of Noah, etc., then see our studies on Genesis.

Let us now take our Strong's Concordance and look up the word "Cain". Cain = Pqayinkah'-yin Strong's #7014 The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:—Cain, Kenite (-s).

The word "Kenite", a child of "Kayin", is a "transliteration" which is simply when you convert the letters of one language into the letters of another language. That differs from a "translation" where you convert a word to its meaning. The meaning of "Kenite" comes from the Hebrew word "Qayin" or "Kayin" who is known to us English speaking peoples as "Cain". You see, the letter "Koph" () in Hebrew which is the first letter in the name Kayin, Qayin, Cain, has the sound of a "K" or a "Q" or a hard "C", just like the "K" and "C" in the names Kathy and Cathy are pronounced exactly the same way in English. A Cain-ite, or Ken-ite in English, is therefore a son of, or descendent of, Cain (not to be confused with a Canaanite).

Here is Strong's definition of "Kenite": kenites = „ „"qeynŒy qŒynŒykay-nee', kee-nee'  Strong's #7017 Patronymic from H7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin:—Kenite.

So do not make this difficult. The children of Cain are simply called "Ken-ites" just as the children of Israel are called Israel-ites or the descendents of Moab are called Moab-ites. Got it? Then let's go to 1 Chronicles 2 and check out some descendants of both Israel and Kayin, i.e. Israelites and Kenites respectively.

1 Chron. 2:1 These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, [2] Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
You can read the rest of the genealogies of the Israelites in chapter 2 on your own but when you get to the last verse (55) notice that there are some Non-Israelite families listed that are "affixed to" the house of Israel:
1 Chron. 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
Do NOT overlook what "duty" these sons of Cain have among the tribes! They are scribes!
scribe = ˜sapharsaw-far' Strong's #5608 A primitive root; properly to score with a mark as a tally or record, that is, (by implication) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intensively to recount, that is, celebrate:—commune, (ac-) count, declare, number, + penknife, reckon, scribe, shew forth, speak, talk, tell (out), writer.
By the way! You may be interested to know that by tracing the Kenites through the scriptures we are actually doing what Rev. 13:18 instructs us to by "counting" the number of the beast, who is Satan himself, whom you now know is the father of the Kenites who became scribes!
Want some wisdom? Here is how to get it:
Rev. 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
OF COURSE, YOU CAN'T COUNT THEM UNLESS YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE!
Notice how close the definition of the word "scribe" in Hebrew is to the word "count" in Greek. count = psephizopsay-fid'-zo Strong's #5585 From G5586; to use pebbles in enumeration, that is, (genitive case) to compute:—count.
"Count" comes from the Greek word "psephos".
y  = psephos psay'-fos Strong's #5586 From the same as G5584; a pebble (as worn smooth by handling), that is, (by implication of use as a counter or ballot) a verdict (of acquittal) or ticket (of admission); a vote:—stone, voice.

To count the number of the beast is to "enumerate" pebbles, or "stones" worn smooth through handling, i.e. over a long period of time or service. Of course the number 666 gives it away and makes it very obvious that what we are to do is trace the Kenites as we are doing. Here is the Greek for 666 which is Satan's number (see appendix 10 in the Companion Bible):

666 =  chi xi stigma khee xeestig'-maStrong's #5516
The 22nd, 14th and an obsolete letter (G4742 as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the 5th and 6th), used as numbers; denoting respectively 600, 60 and 6; 666 as a numeral:—six hundred threescore and six.
Let us read again 1 Chron. 2:55.
1 Chron. 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
These "scribes" who affixed themselves to the tribes of Israel (especially to the tribe of Judah) would eventually work their way into the temple and ascend from the position of temple "servants" to that of the Levitical Priesthood, including the office of the High Priest. That is why Jesus Christ would say to the disciples in Mat. 23 that the scribes and Pharisees were in charge, meaning they now sat in the seat of authority!
(In other words, decendants of Cain not only survived Noah's flood, but they now run the church of the people we call Jews today.)
Note: We did not say all of the people we call Jews today are Kenites
Matthew 23:2 Saying,The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:
It is even worse today, in this 21st century. Satan has gotten his grandkids, the Kenites, into a position where they are influencing, if not running most so-called Christian churches, seminaries, and publishing houses. Yes they are responsible for the corrupting of most of the so-called easier to read Bible published since the 1970s.
 
In other words, the Kenites were "running the church"!
How in the world could that have happened?
Let's review some history and find out:
Following Cyrus' decree in 426 BC to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, Ezra and Nehemiah went back to Jerusalem, but they took with them only a REMNANT from the House of Judah. The rest of Judah, the majority of them, went north over the Caucasus Mountains with the other tribes of Israel and to this very day most of true Judah and Israel do not know who they are. The 10 so-called "lost" tribes of the House of Israel basically comprise the Christian nations of the world today, the largest being the USA, yet in their ignorance they call themselves gentiles.

It was during the trip back to Jerusalem that at one point Ezra stopped and gathered the people together and took a census. And guess what he found, or better yet, what he didn't find?  Read it yourself:

Ezra 8:15 And I gathered them together to the river than runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.
There were no Levitical priests among them. NONE! So Ezra sent some Nethinims, who were temple helpers, back to Babylon to get some Real Ministers, some genuine Levites, for the house of God.
[17] And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.
It was king Solomon who built the first temple and who first brought those non-Israelite temple workers, the Nethinims, into God's House. You can look up the definition of "Nethinim" in your Strong's Concordance, but here's a few excerpts from "The Dictionary of the Bible", John D. Davis, pg 537.
Nethinim, in A.V. Nethinims [given].
Temple servants or slaves given by David and the princes for the service of the Levites (Ezra 8:20). Prior to their appointment, similar functions seem to have been discharged by the Midianites, whom Moses gave over to the Levites (Num. 31:47), and at a subsequent period by the Gibeonites, whom Joshua assigned as hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of God (Josh. 9:23). Even after the Nethinim were associated with them or superceded them, the number of the Nethinim may have been too small for the elaborate temple services instituted by David's son and successor, and been increased; for we find in the books of Ezra (2:55-58) and Nehemiah (7:57-60) the children of Solomon's servants, i.e. slaves, mentioned after and numbered with the Nethinim.  Although they were organized by David, it was probably under a different name; for the word Nethinim occurs only in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, with a solitary passage in 1 Chron. 9:2. They discharged the more menial duties required by the temple worship. Of the Nethinim and the children of Solomon's servants, 392 returned from captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:58; Neh. 7:60), and 220 more with Ezra (Ezra 8:17-20).
Now pay close attention to these next two sections.
The Nethinim seem to have been naturalized foreigners rather than people of true Israelite descent (1 Chron. 9:2. Ezra 2:59; Neh. 7:61), and several of the names on the list of their leading men have a foreign aspect (Ezra 2:43-54; Neh. 7:46-56)...

The children of Tabbaoth and Keros, and of Solomon's servants the children of Sophereth (Ezra 2:43,44,55), which mean the children of rings, of the weaver's comb, and of the scribal office, apparently denote the official duties in the temple which the men of these classes discharged.

That's correct. Foreigners, i.e. kenites, became the scribes for the lazy Levites. It would be these scribes that would work their way "up the ladder", so to speak, and eventually sit in the seat of Moses by the time Christ arrived at His first advent.
Some of them lived on Ophel, a southern prolongation of the temple hill...
The tower of Ophel, where these kenites lived, was above the conduit through which the water from the Virgin Fountain flowed into the Pool of Siloam. So even though these false shepherds of the sons of Cain were in charge of the temple, the Living Water flowed right beneath them. Talk about symbolic?
Holding an official position at the temple, although the office was menial, they were exempt from imperial taxation (Ezra 7:24).
Now there's a surprise! Kenites avoiding taxes! Just shows there is nothing new under the sun.
They seem to have adopted with some cordiality the covenant made at the instance of Nehemiah to worship Jehovah (Neh. 10:28,29).
They embrace the gods of money, power and ego! But at least now you should have a little better understanding of the mixing in of the kenites into the temple. This is important because although they were "foreigners" the major portion of these kenites would later falsely claim to be of Judah, of the seed of Abraham!

Let us go one more verse in Ezra:

Ezra 8:18 And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;
Well, they did what Ezra asked them to. The Nethinim brought back some Levites, but they did not come back with very many. And although these Levites would serve in the temple for some time, by the time Christ would walk this earth the sons of Cain will have taken over. In fact, Caiaphas the high priest would actually be appointed by the Roman governor.
 
The Nethinim brought back some Levites, but they did not come back with very many.

Ezra 8:15 And I gathered them together to the river than runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.

[17] And I sent them with commandment unto Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia, and I told them what they should say unto Iddo, and to his brethren the Nethinims, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring unto us ministers for the house of our God.

Ezra 8:18 And by the good hand of our God upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brethren, eighteen;
Well, they did what Ezra asked them to. The Nethinim brought back some Levites, but they did not come back with very many. And although these Levites would serve in the temple for some time, by the time Christ would walk this earth the sons of Cain will have taken over. In fact, Caiaphas the high priest would actually be appointed by the Roman governor.

Again, so that we understand the conversation that is about to take place in John between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees, we need to know that during the 400 year period from the time of Malachi, the last book in the Old Testament, to the time of Christ, the "great synagogue" would come forth. And many of the ruling authorities of the temple, those religious leaders in charge, would not be of the seed of Abraham, i.e. true Israelites or Levitical Priests, but would be the wicked sons of Cain, who are called "Kenites" (pronounced Cain-ites) in the Bible. They will plot and bring about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for they are murderers just like their father, the very first murderer.

We will now see the kenites try to convince Jesus that they are of the "seed" of Abraham, BY BIRTH! But remember, we know they are not and so did Jesus! They are liars and are of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:9, 3:9). We pick up the conversation in John chapter 8:

John 8:31
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, (From the True Tribe of Judah, no doubt) If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
The Greek word for "continue" is meno and is better translated "abide". The "flip side" of what Jesus just said is that if you don't abide in His Word, you are not one of His disciples, i.e. a person who is disciplined in His Word.
[32] And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
AND, THEREFORE, IF you abide in His Word, THEN you shall know the truth! Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the truth that shall make you free. Not only will you be free from sin, but you will be free from worry, anxieties, etc., not to mention free from the traditions of men. This verse does not say that abiding in church will make you free for church is actually a bondage for many.
[33] They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
The word "seed" in Greek is sperma and means by implication offspring. By the way, their statement is totally in error for not only are they NOT of Abraham's seed, but Abraham's seed (the Israelites) were in bondage in Egypt for 400 years, weren't they?
[34] Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
They just committed sin. They just LIED to Jesus Christ, right to His face, and of course He knew it! They were NOT of Abraham's seed. Now for a little salvation message from Yeshua:
[35] And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.
The servant of sin will not abide forever. Of course not. Remember that the wicked, the unrepentant servants of sin, shall be consumed in the lake of fire and perish? So ultimately, by the time of the great white throne judgment at the end of the Millennium, if one doesn't abide in Him, they are history! No, actually they will be completely blotted out of history! They will be consumed by fire and remembered no more!
[36] If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Only the Son who paid the price can set you free from death!
John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
 Read this verse, "I know that you say you are Abraham's seed...".

Note: If you check out the Greek word for "know" in this verse you will find "it denotes mediate knowledge, e.g. from hearsay (see "A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament", E. W. Bullinger, pg. 435.)"

[38] I speak that which I have seen with my Father:(Father God) and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. (father Satan)
Notice there are two "fathers" in this verse. One is capitalized and the other is not.
[39] They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
The works of Abraham would be to serve God, abide in His Word, and follow the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
[40] But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. [41]Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
"We are not illegitimate!", they retorted. "We have one Father - God." (Phillips)
[42] Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. [43] Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Jesus now identifies the origin of their family "tree".
[44] Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
We are told this also, that Satan was Cain's father in 1 John 3:12 and Matthew 23:27-33.

It doesn't get any plainer than these words of Jesus Christ
. These particular scribes and Pharisees were not who they claimed to be, i.e. they were not children of Abraham, neither by birth nor by works, and so by default they could not even be of Judah. They were descendants of Cain, the first son who was of Satan, the first murderer. It was Cain's offspring, the kenites, who were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, though our brother Judah has been falsely blamed for it.

Be forewarned that most preachers and ministers and commentaries will try to "spiritualize away" this 44th verse in John 8, and say Christ wasn't talking about "sperma", i.e. seed and offspring. But let me ask you, is there not a group of people who run around TODAY claiming that they are "God's chosen people" by descent?

Those Christians who belong to the end time church of Smyrna know they are not!

Rev. 2:8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; [9] I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Those Christians who belong to the end time church of Philadelphia know they are not!
Rev. 3:7
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; [8] I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. [9] Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
The question is, "Does your church know who they are?" If not, your church is not in good standing with Jesus Christ, for you will find that only two out of the seven 21st. century churches listed in Rev. 2-3 are found to be without fault. They are the church of Smyrna and the church of Philadelphia.
Stay with us through the rest of this study! We are about to bring prophecy and history together to document the planting of the Fig Tree!

The Israelites are TWO STICKS, not one!

So far we learned that there was a group of scribes and Pharisees who tried to tell Jesus Christ that they were of the "seed of Abraham" by birth.

However, He didn't "buy it" and straightway identified them as being of, as in the offspring of, their father the first murderer who is ALSO the father of these Kenite liars who today have infiltrated the ranks of Judaism even more so then when Jesus confronted them. Plus most of our 21st. century so-called Christian churches and their publishing houses, I might add. 

Here is Christ confronting a group of Kenites and exposing them as liars:

John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
What one must understand is that there is still a group today who continually tell Biblically illiterate Christians that they are also of the "seed of Abraham", even of Judah who was Abraham's great grandson, and therefore they claim they are "God's chosen people" by birthright!
When will our people quit being so naive and learn that just because someone "claims" to be something, like a descendant of Judah or even a Christian minister, doesn't make it so?

The Kenites today speak the very same lie "about their own" (i.e. their ancestry) that they tried to "pull over" the eyes and ears of Messiah in John chapter 8. Sadly though, most Christians today, except those of the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia, "believe their lie"!

Of course most Christians do not even know the difference between an Hebrew, an Israelite and a Jew.

While it is true that Judah was a son of Jacob (whose named was changed to Israel) he was only one out of 12 sons, i.e.

Judah had 11 brothers!

You see, all true Jews (Judahites) are of Israel and all Israelites are of Isaac and of Abraham, but as the chart below clearly shows it certainly does NOT work the other way around.

In fact, most Hebrews and most Israelites are not of Judah, i.e. they are not Jews!

Biblical and secular history both show that following the reign of Solomon, the last king of Israel to rule over all 12 tribes, the southern tribe of Judah along with the tribe of Benjamin and their share of the Levites split from the northern 10 tribes.

Thus the northern 10 tribes with their capital at Samaria became known as the House of Israel while the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin became known as the House of Judah.

This should be very common knowledge given that most Bibles have a map in their appendix which pictorially displays the division of the two houses.

To this day the two houses (branches) of the House of Judah and the House of Israel remain divided and furthermore, they will NOT be joined back together into "one stick" until Jesus Christ returns at the 7th Trump.

Your documentation is found in Ezek. 37:

Ezekiel 37:15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying, [16] Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: [17] And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand. [18] And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?
Ezekiel was to openly display before the people the joining together of two sticks into one and he was to tell the people who ask the meaning thereof, the following explanation from the Word of God:
[19] Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
The Houses of Judah and the House of Israel will be reunited (restored) under one house when Jesus Christ returns.

Until then, do not let some Biblically illiterate preacher from one of the five churches Christ has problems with in Rev. 2-3 tell you that the tribe of Judah IS the same as the House of Israel.

It is most definitely NOT for they are TWO STICKS, not one!

You see, that little nation in the Middle East that calls itself Israel and its citizens Israelis (not Israelites) is NOT the House of Israel but rather the House of Judah, and then only in part which is what this study reveals to those who seek understanding!

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

Take the time to learn the history of the House of Israel, those 10 "Lost" Tribes who were taken captive by the Assyrians and went north over the Caucasus Mountains (hence called Caucasians) and who settled in western Europe, and many of them later migrated as Pilgrims and sojourners to the Americas. You will also discover that most of Judah migrated to the west as well for it is written that only a small remnant of all of Judah returned to Jerusalem with Ezra and Nehemiah.

*Note: If you do not know who the so-called lost 10 tribes of the House of Israel are and where they dwell today, go to Pamphlet #1064 or Pamphlet #1020 under Table of Contents "Wisdom" on the this American Wisdom Series site.

Here again are Jesus Christ's own words to the only two churches who are knowledgeable of and teach about those who claim to be of our brother Judah but are NOT!

By the way! The seven churches Christ addresses in Rev. 2-3 are all present on the Lord's Day, which is the first day of the Millennium, the day the Lord returns. You see, it was the future time known as the "Lord's Day" (see note in Companion Bible) that John was taken to in the Spirit to witness the events of Revelation. Those events occurred before, on, and after that great day and he was told to give his witness in writing to the seven churches of today.

Rev. 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, [11] Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
To the church of Smyrna:
Rev. 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
That's right! The sons of Cain, the kenites, are NOT descendants of Abraham, Judah's great grandpa! They are a bunch of liars and they are of the synagogue of Satan, though they claim to be "God's chosen people"!

To the church of Philadelphia:

Rev. 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Note: We do not teach against our brother Judah. However, in today's ever darkening atmosphere of political correctness (which amounts to the oppression and suppression of freedom of speech, religion, and even opinion of thought), most preachers wouldn't teach the truth concerning those who lie about being of Judah even if they knew it for fear of being "stung by the scorpion" (Rev. 9) and labeled an anti-Semite and "hung out to dry" by the main stream media and/or a corrupt judicial system. Well, Jesus Christ taught the truth and identified the kenites and guess what? They had Him crucified! Of course that should come as no surprise because they are responsible for the persecution and murder of God's prophets and servants from Abel onward! Here is Christ speaking to those same scribes and Pharisees who claim to be of Abraham.
Matthew 23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. [32] Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. [33] Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? [34] Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: [35] That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
The question is "Just who are those today who claim to be Jews (of Judah) but are NOT?"

First of all, if you look up the word "Jew" (Ioudaios in Greek) as used in the New Testament you will find it has two meanings: (1) A person who is actually of the tribe of Judah, and (2) A person who resides in the land of Judea. In other words, just as a resident of Texas would be called a Texan or Tex, likewise a resident of Judea would be called a Judean or Jew.

What we are now going to document from the pages of history is that there are truly many today who call themselves Jews, meaning of Judah, who are in fact NOT from any of the tribes of Israel, much less from our brother Judah. What we learn from this is simply that Judah has been greatly "infiltrated" with non-Judahites who are not merely gentiles but actually the bad "seed", i.e. the "tares"! And since our purpose here is to simply document that Judah is MIXED with non-Judahites we suggest that you do an independent study on your own knowing first that the Jews of our times fall into two main divisions: the Sephardim Jews and the Askenazim Jews.

In your research you will find what has been called by some "an embarrassment to historians" and even "the most cruel hoax which history has ever perpetuated". It is the history of the powerful pagan Khazar Empire which flourished from the seventh to the eleventh century A.D. You see, history shows that the entire nation of Khazars beginning with the Kagan (akin to Kajin), their ruler, and the ruling classes were converted to Judaism!! They later migrated to Poland and Russia and formed the cradle of Western Jewry! How about that?

The following are a few short excerpts taken from the subject titled "Khazars" in the " Encyclopedia Britannica", 1973, pgs. 328-330.

KHAZARS

"... Khazar civilization shows a fairly complex texture and their religious life raises more than one problem. Christianity, Islam, Judaism and some sort of "pagan" worship are all attested by sources. About 740 the Khazar ruler - and probably the greater part of the ruling classes - were converted to Judaism. The circumstances of their conversion remain obscure, the depth of the Jewish layer difficult to assess; the fact itself is, however, undisputed and unparalleled in the history of central Eurasia.

"The story of this conversion of the Khazars had a considerable and lasting impact on the western world. The first to record it was Druthmar of Aquitaine (9th century), but circumstances of the conversion are related in greater detail in various Hebrew documents such as the so-called "Khazar Correspondence." This consists  in a letter (c. 955) from the Spanish Jew Hasdai ibn Shaprut to the Khazar king and in a reply (of contested authenticity) sent by Joseph, king of the Khazars.

Most people have never heard of the Khazars or their empire which at one point "exacted tribute" from 23 nations. Of course the "seed of the serpent" has been marked with "cover-ups" ever since the fig leaves were sewn together in the garden of Eden. Hence the last two sentences of the Britannica article should come as no surprise:
"Extensive excavations brought to light the remains of the Khazar fortress Sarkel, on the lower Don, built in the 9th century with the help of Greek architects. This site, which clearly revealed the mixed character of Khazar civilization, unfortunately had to be inundated during the construction of the Volga-Don canal."
You know what? It is now time to "pause for the cause" and learn the horticulture of figs and understand that there are both good figs and bad figs, as in edible figs and non-edible figs! Why? Because in Jeremiah 24 the prophet is going to see two baskets of figs set out in the land of Judea. Here is a sneak preview of what he saw: Jeremiah 24:2 "One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first
ripe
: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad." Next in our study of the Parable of the Fig Tree we will document when and where the fig tree was set out, signaling as Christ said, the beginning of the final generation when all these things He foretold us of (i.e. prophetic events) would come to pass!

Understand, there are both good figs and bad figs, as in edible figs and non-edible figs!

You know what? It is now time to "pause for the cause" and learn the horticulture of figs and understand that there are both good figs and bad figs, as in edible figs and non-edible figs! Why? Because in Jeremiah 24 the prophet is going to see two baskets of figs set out in the land of Judea. Here is a sneak preview of what he saw: Jeremiah 24:2 "One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad."  We will document when and where the fig tree was set out, signaling as Christ said the beginning of the final generation when all these things He foretold us of (i.e. prophetic events) would come to pass!

The following information is taken from the:

Extension Horticulture Information Resource
The Agriculture Program of the Texas A&M University System

"The fig fruit is unique. Unlike most fruit in which the edible structure is matured ovary tissue, the fig's edible structure is actually stem tissue. The fig fruit is an inverted flower with both the male and female flower parts enclosed in stem tissue. This structure is known botanically as a syconium. At maturity the interior of the fig contains only the remains of these flower structures, including the small gritty structures commonly called seeds. Actually, these so-called seeds usually are nothing more than unfertilized ovaries that failed to develop. They impart the resin-like flavor associated with figs."

Fig Types

Caprifig. The Caprifig produces a small non-edible fruit; however, the flowers inside the Caprifig fruit produce pollen. This pollen is essential for fertilizing fruit of the Smyrna and San Pedro types. The pollen is transported from the Caprifig to the pollen-sterile types by a Blastophaga wasp. Commercial growers hang baskets of Blastophaga-infested Caprifigs so that the wasps can effectively fertilize the fruit. Caprifigs were grown successfully at Del Rio before 1901.

Though it is not as common a term today as it once was, the word WASP stands for White Anglo Saxon Protestant. Isn't that interesting? Now consider the Smyrna Fig.
Smyrna. The Smyma fig varieties produce large edible fruit with true seeds. The Blastophaga wasp and Caprifigs are required for normal fruit development. If this fertilization process does not occur, fruit will not develop properly and will fall from the tree. Smyrna-type figs are commonly sold as dried figs.
Here is some more on the pollenation process of the Smyrna fig by the Caprifig from http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Ficus/
"The story of the Smyrna fig must include the story of the caprifig. Briefly stated, for fruit development to occur, the Smyrna fig needs pollen from the caprifig. Kadota and other common figs do not need the caprifig, even though they lack pollen, because syconium development is "parthenocarpic," i.e., it proceeds directly without pollination and fertilization (see also pineapple and banana).

Fig pollen is transferred from male flowers (stamens) to female flowers (pistils) by an insect called a fig wasp (Blastophaga). Entomologists have learned that fig wasps overwinter as larvae in the pistils (as galls) of the fruit from the winter crop of caprifigs. Caprifig produces three crops of figs per year, and the winter one is called the mamme crop. In April, the larva changes into an adult. A male emerges from the pistil and promptly impregnates a female, while she is still in her pistil. Soon after the wingless male dies; most male carcasses remain in the syconium. Meanwhile, the winged, gravid females emerge and leave the fig through the ostiole. Eventually a female flies to a new, young, flowering caprifig of the spring crop (profichi crop) and enters through the ostiole. The female oviposits eggs in some of the pistils, one per ovary, and then carries pollen to the other pistils for seed set. This enables the fruit to mature, and her young therefore to receive nourishment. The female dies within the developing fruit. After a short period, the new generation of fig wasps emerges; males impregnate females and die while gravid females escape to colonize new flowering figs. However, the profichi caprifig has many male flowers near the ostiole, and the wasp thereby carries much pollen with her to the next syconium.

In the case of fruit set for Smyrna figs, branches with profichi figs of the caprifig are collected and hung in the late afternoon within the fig tree canopy. The next morning the fig wasps emerge from the profichi figs and then transfer pollen to the young Smyrna pistils. Enough fertilization takes place to promote Smyrna fruit development. This process is called caprification. Caprification was practiced for centuries in the Old World without understanding the pollination mechanism; but the process had to be verified and understood in California (by Eisen in the 1890s) before it could be accepted as sound horticultural practice. Caprifigs were imported to California from Algiers in 1899, which began the western Smyrna fig industry. Three to five caprifigs are grown at fig orchards for every 100 Smyrna fig plants, to provide the necessary pollen and fig wasps."

Though we have sufficiently documented the edible and the non-edible figs, the following information continued from Texas A&M may be of interest to those who like to dig a little deeper.
Planting

Do not apply fertilizer at planting time. Fig trees survive better if set 2 to 4 inches deeper than they were grown in the nursery. Cut them back when transplanting. This "heading back" develops lateral branches and reduces water loss from the above-ground portion. Since the root system may be damaged during transplanting operations, water uptake may be reduced greatly for a short time.

Fig trees planted at the beginning of the dormant season often develop root systems before leafing out in the spring. This can be advantageous; however, young trees are more susceptible to cold injury. In areas where cold damage may occur, it is often advisable to delay transplanting until just before dormancy is broken in late winter.

Young trees to be transplanted should be dug with care to prevent root damage. Inspect trees bought from nurseries to ensure that roots are healthy and are not damaged. Remove any broken or dried roots. Dig a hole deeper and wider than necessary for the root system. Place the tree upright at the proper depth. Crumble the soil around the roots, and pack it down several times during the filling operation to bring all roots into contact with moist soil. After planting, water the tree to settle the soil firmly around the roots. If conditions are extremely dry, watering before the hole is completely filled is beneficial.

Harvesting

For top quality, allow figs to ripen fully on the tree. But they must be picked as they ripen; otherwise, spoilage from the dried fruit beetle can occur. On-the-tree spoilage or souring is caused by microorganisms in the fully ripe fruit. These organisms are usually carried into the open eye of the fig by insects, particularly the dried fruit beetle. Daily harvests and the removal of overripe, spoiled figs can greatly reduce spoilage problems. This is particularly true of varieties which have an open eye.

This next section on common causes of "fruit failure" should be especially interesting to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Check out the first condition.

COMMON CAUSES OF FRUIT FAILURE

 
Condition Probable cause Suggested remedies
All fruit drops when one-third full size. Wrong variety for area (requires pollination) Destroy tree and replant with recommended variety.
Leaves drop when mature; fruit withers and fails to mature. Fig rust or other leaf-spot diseases, or a twig blight Use neutral copper spray. Rake up and burn old leaves.<
Fruiting is poor; tree growth is retarded. Roots have knots or galls and are distorted. Nematode damage, poor soil conditions or excess water Mulch and keep moisture level adequate.
Fruit fails to mature; leaves are small. Vigorous new wood arises from the base. Low temperatures have killed some stem tissue. Cut tree back to ground level and develop a new top from suckers.
Fruit sours and many split. unsuitable variety or unusually wet year If unsuitable variety, replant or pick fruit before maturity and preserve.
Fruit is tough and falls prematurely during hot, dry weather. (Celeste only). Excessive heat No control
Other pests-Birds, such as blue jays, mockingbirds and grackles, cause fruit losses each year. There is no suitable control methos; however, early morning harvests prevent loss to some extent. Also, there are a number of synthetic nettings available which may be used to cover trees during the ripening season.

Who are the kenites of the house of Hemath?

As I write this in 2017 It has been 69 years since the May 15, 1948 planting of the fig tree in the land of Judea! That means that the eldest members of the final generation, the generation that will "not pass away" until all prophecies leading up to the return of Christ are fulfilled, have reached retirement  age.

Earlier we learned the horticulture of certain varieties of figs and discovered that there really are both "good and edible figs" (Smyrna figs) as well as "bad and inedible figs" (Capri figs), which are sometimes called "goat" figs.

Let us now go to the 24th chapter of Jeremiah and see where our Father uses these two types of figs symbolically to show Jeremiah (and us) that there are "two separate peoples" of Judah!

Jeremiah 24:1 The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
Two different baskets of figs were set before the "temple of the LORD" which is in Jerusalem in the land of Judea!

Keep this in mind because we are going to go to the New Testament and see Jesus Christ go into that temple of the LORD and overthrow the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of them who sell "doves"!

He shall even cleanse the temple, the house of God,
and cast out the bad figs.

Now notice the distinction between the contents of the two baskets (vessels):

[2] One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
The LORD will now ask Jeremiah what he sees.

Why do you suppose He asks him?

To show us that those whom "He sends forth" in these last days can tell the difference between good and bad figs, not the literal fruit itself (oh ye apple and snake believers), but those good and bad people who are represented symbolically by the good and bad figs!

Here is the question:

[3] Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
The Hebrew "ra" is translated into the three English words "naughty", "bad", and "evil" in this chapter.
H7451 ‡ ˆ ra€ ra€ah rah,raw-aw'
From H7489; bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally). This includes the second (feminine) form; as adjective or noun:—adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease (-ure), distress, evil ([-favouredness], man, thing), + exceedingly, X great, grief (-vous), harm, heavy, hurt (-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief, (-vous), misery, naught (-ty), noisome, + not please, sad (-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked (-ly, -ness, one), worse (-st) wretchedness, wrong. [Including feminine ra’ah; as adjective or noun.]
"Ra" is a fitting adjective for "bad" figs since they do "afflict" our people. That is because we have allowed them to enter in!
Amos 6:14 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath
 unto the river of the wilderness.
Yes, we have allowed the kenites, the sons of Cain, to enter into our house and take over, both naturally and spiritually, the former being the manifestation of the latter if you have understanding.

For instance, they entered into the storehouse of our treasury on Dec. 24th, 1913, and have now consumed away the wealth of Jacob (the elimination of the United States gold standard) and stripped bare the vineyard. (our dollar bill no longer has any value except the piece on paper it is printed on!)

By the way, the phrase "unto the river of the wilderness" is an expression in Hebrew that means "all the way to the river's end" as in "all the way unto the end of this age", meaning right up to the return of Jesus Christ when He shall wither that bad fig tree for a thousand years before it is bound and cast into the lake of fire to be consumed away forever, i.e. perish.

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Jeremiah 24:4 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
We are now going to learn who the good and the bad figs represent.

You must "see' that they are both named of Judah!

[5] Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.
The good figs are the actual descendants of the children of Judah and many of them were also taken captive by Assyria 135 years earlier, along with some of the bad figs, (so we know there are also some Kenites mixed into our Christian churches of this 21st. century) and followed the path of the house of Israel over the Caucasus Mountains and into the isles of the west.
Note: We remind you once again that if you do not know where the "Lost" tribes of the House of Israel reside today go to  pamphlet  #1064 "Israel's Lost Tribes"
[6] For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.
This is yet future and will occur at the "planting of the Lord" (Isa. 61:3) when Jesus Christ, the true "Branch" returns to Jerusalem.
[7] And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
They certainly have NOT yet returned to the LORD their God with their whole heart, have they?

Now what of the "evil figs" which cannot be eaten?

[8] And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt:
The evil figs are the "residue of Jerusalem" who are mixed in with Judah.

Remember we read how the "Nethinim" worked their way into the temple to eventually sit in the seat of Moses?

[9] And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.
The word "deliver" is "nathan" in Hebrew which means to be of service and it is the prime root of the word "Nethinim" which means "given to service".

They became the scribes for the House of Israel, remember (1 Chron. 2:55)?

Nevertheless the residue of Jerusalem, who are the kenites of the house of Hemath, have fulfilled verse nine throughout history, and if you are a student of history you know that every monarchy of Europe at one time or another has ousted them.

However, in these last days they have become a taunt and curse to "all the kingdoms of earth" in bringing forth the beast of Rev. 13:1, i.e. the New World Order.

It should also be pointed out that the phrase "to be removed into" means "to be tossed to and fro among" (see note in the Companion Bible).

Of course we know who their leader (father) is who likes to go "to and fro" and "up and down" in the earth!

Job 2:2 "And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou?

And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."

All one needs to do is listen to the "traditions of men" taught in most so-called Christian churches, and he or she will be "tossed to and fro" (confused) along with them.

God's elect are not "tossed to and fro" because they adhere strictly to His Word and BELIEVE HIM,
not preachers and ministers.

The majority of those "who come in the name of Christ" (preachers) actually eat bad fruit, served up by their denominations, and therefore deceive our people
by passing it along to our people (Mat. 24:5).

Here is Paul speaking of the strength of God's elect who know His Word:

Ephes. 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
So the bad figs have become a taunt and a curse to all nations in these last days.
Jer 24:10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.
In fact, they are responsible for carrying the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, for they fulfill the negative part of the Plan of God.

That is why we in this final generation who know who the "tares" are have been instructed to leave them alone (Mat. 13;29) and let them grow along with the wheat until harvest time!

Then their toxic fruit shall appear evident to all and they shall be consumed from off the land by the reapers, who are the angels, who are the children of God, i.e. His saints.

Let us now go to the New Testament a learn from the Teacher of teachers.

We pick it up in Mark chapter 11 where Jesus is with the 12 disciples and is now going to teach them (and us) concerning the Fig Tree:

Mark 11:11
And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when He had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
Christ entered into the temple and took a good look "round about" at what was happening (i.e. upon all things) and THEN went out and took the disciples to Bethany to teach them! Notice that it was eventide, meaning the hour was already "late in the day", when Christ went out unto the Bethany* with the twelve!

* Bethany [house of the afflicted one; in Talmud, house of non-maturing dates]. (see "Davis Bible Dictionary", Baker, pg. 87.)

[12] And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, He was hungry:
What to eat! What to eat!
[13] And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if haply He might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
As Dr. Bullinger notes in the Companion Bible, summer was not "near" at that time and Christ knew it. You see, the harvest time for figs is reserved for our day. Therefore, this teaching is for us!
[14] And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
No matter how hungry you get, never eat the fruit from the bad fig tree, which is none other than that tree of the knowledge of good and evil! Why not? You know why! You shall surely DIE (eternal death)! Surely you know there is a time coming when that tree shall be withered away and eventually bound and cast into the lake of fire. That is the fate that awaits all "unfruitful trees": Every Jew/Kenite who does not believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, come to save the world. Matthew 3:10 "And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." 

Well, are you sure we are talking about the bad figs here? Absolutely! Check out what Jesus did next:

Mark 11:15
And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
Jesus cleansed the temple and "cast out them" and got rid of the corruption and filth that had entered in.
[16] And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.
Christ would not permit that which is not sacred, like a basket of bad figs, to be brought in and carried throughout "the temple". Remember, He is teaching His disciples here! The question is, "What kind of vessels do you permit to come into your church and be carried about?" In another account Christ instructed His disciples to beware of the "leaven" of the scribes and Pharisees, their bad "bread"! Of course He was speaking a parable, or symbolically, about their doctrine! Matthew 16:11-12 "How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? [12] Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees."

Jeremiah, the servant of God whose name means "whom Yahveh launches (sends) forth", could tell the difference between good figs and bad figs and knew what could be eaten and what could not be eaten! The question is, "Will your Father send you forth in these last days to give witness?" I don't know the answer to that question but I would make sure I knew who the good and the bad figs were. So pay close attention here because Christ told us to learn the parable of the fig tree and here He is teaching us about it! He now gives witness unto those He cast out:

[17] And He taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves.
Christ gave "witness" unto those money grabbing "religious thieves" and told them that their mite-infested doves were not an acceptable sacrifice (anymore that was the sacrifice of their father Cain acceptable). Like father, like sons! You see, our Father desires "love" from His children (Hos. 6:6) and not their sacrifices and burnt offerings (and doves they pick up on the way into the temple). Common sense alone should prompt one to ask "What good is an offering to the LORD if he or she who presents the offering does not love Him?" Here is where it is written concerning the "house of prayer"!
Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
So let us see how the bad figs respond to Christ's cleansing of the temple:
Mark 11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.
Imagine that! The "religious leaders" are plotting to "destroy", as in murder, Jesus Christ the Messiah!

What do we learn from this? Well, we learn that we are dealing with "the murderers", those "tares" who are the offspring (bad seed) of their father who was the first murderer! In other words, they are kenites, bad figs, who have mixed in and claim to be of Judah (Rev. 2:9 & 3:9). We also learn that if you teach who these bad figs are and you teach against their leaven (doctrine), then you can expect persecution. You see, it is written that there shall be some of you who shall be cast into prison for Christ's name sake:

Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. [13] And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
You shall give testimony speaking the Words of Jesus Christ which He shall give you at that time:
[14] Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: [15] For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
If your church does not teach who those liars really are who claim to be of Judah, then your church has big problems because your lady is not a discerner of trees nor does she know how to tell good figs from bad ones. That means by default she must be eating from the bad fig tree in the midst of the garden! Worse yet, the church (the woman) is giving the bad "fruit" unto Adam's children to eat also! Well, there is nothing new under the sun and allowing "vessels" of traditions and lies to be carried though the church is not good my friend, not good at all! Woe! (It is absolutely amazing to hear a Christian minister or preacher say that the Israelis are "God's chosen people"!)

Let us return to Mark 11 and to the teaching concerning the fig tree.

Mark 11:19 And when even was come, He went out of the city.
Yes, Christ would eventually be crucified by those murderous evil figs and "leave the city" and go to sit at the right hand of the Father until the hour of darkness is past.
[20] And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
When Christ returns the bad fig tree shall be found all dried up from the roots (Mat. 3:10)!
[21] And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
The whole purpose of the exercise regarding the fig tree is that Christ was teaching His disciples (you and me) a parable about the fig tree! Those with eyes to see and ears to hear know that the bad fig tree was actually cursed way back in Gen. 3:14 because they know who "the tree" was which was in the midst of the garden. Can you call that to remembrance? We covered this back in our second study: Genesis 3:14 "And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:"
[22] And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
Have faith in God and BELIEVE HIM. "When you are hungry" do NOT eat the fruit from the bad fig tree which is in the midst of the garden. It brings about DEATH, don't you know? Again, the bad tree is CURSED, even from the beginning (Gen. 3:14), and his children bear enmity against God's children.

Of course the choice is yours, for both trees from the garden of God are available to you! You decide from which one to get your fruit!
Deut. 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
So learn the Parable of the Fig Tree as Christ instructs us and learn it WELL! Why? Because the hour is late and there is a mountain to be moved out of the way! (The New World Order) You see, the kingdom of God is coming and we are taking over, or didn't you know? see Live Link to- "Mystery Babylon"
Mark 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
The "mountain" is that one world political system we call the New World Order which is brought about by the kenites exercising the power of the four hidden dynasties of Politics, Economics, Religion, and Education. The point Jesus is making in verse 23 is that it shall be removed and it shall be removed as a result of His disciples in this final generation who believe the unleavened Word of God who shall allow the Holy Spirit to speak through them when they are delivered up to give testimony!
OK, that does it! We have enough scripture and history that you should now know who those wicked ones are who claim to be of Judah, but are liars and are of the synagogue of Satan. Remember, this is knowledge that only the two churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia know and teach (Rev. 2:9 & Rev. 3:9), and they are the only two churches that Christ approves of!

Now let's check out some modern history and observe when the good and bad figs were set out in Jerusalem!  On this day in history the following event occurred:

THE DECLARATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL
May 14, 1948

On May 14, 1948, on the day in which the British Mandate over a Palestine expired, the Jewish People's Council gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum, and approved the following proclamation, declaring the establishment of the State of Israel. The new state was recognized that night at 11:00 AM Israel time by the United States and three days later by the USSR.

Text:

"ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) - the Land of Israel, Palestine] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books.

After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for the restoration in it of their political freedom.

This right was acknowledged by the Balfour Declaration of November 2, 1917, and re-affirmed by the Mandate of the League of Nations, which gave explicit international recognition to the historic connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and their right to reconstitute their National Home.

The Nazi holocaust, which engulfed millions of Jews in Europe, proved anew the urgency of the re-establishment of the Jewish state, which would solve the problem of Jewish homelessness by opening the gates to all Jews and lifting the Jewish people to equality in in the family of nations."

THE DECLARATION OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL may be read in its entirety at http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/israel.htm

It all began in the year 1897 with the convening of the First Zionist Congress as documented in the following sentence (which is also contained in the above Declaration):

"In the year 5657 (1897), at the summons of the spiritual father of the Jewish State, Theodore Herzl, the First Zionist Congress convened and proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country."
Again, this was the beginning of what has come to be known as Zionism, the movement by the kenites to establish a state of their own and call it Israel! It came to pass on May 15, 1948, when for the first time in over 2500 years the nation of Israel was established (even though God's elect know it is not the house of Israel but rather the house of Judah, and then only in part as the fig baskets of Jeremiah 24 and the history of the Khazars have revealed unto us).

Note: You can also follow the events and the timeline of this movement called Zionism at: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/mideast/mideast.htm.

We might also note that in 1897 the so called "Star of David" with its "6" points (See appendix 10 in the Companion Bible for the significance of numbers in scripture.) became the symbol of their movement and later the symbol of Judaism itself. It is a relatively new symbol and is called the Magen David which you can read about at: http://www.jewfaq.org/signs.htm#MagenDavid. Here are some excerpts:

  "The Magen David (shield of David, or as it is more commonly known, the Star of David) is the symbol most commonly associated with Judaism today, but it is actually a relatively new Jewish symbol. It is supposed to represent the shape of King David's shield (or perhaps the emblem on it), but there is really no support for that claim in any early rabbinic literature. In fact, the symbol is so rare in early Jewish literature and artwork that art dealers suspect forgery if they find the symbol in early works.

The Magen David gained popularity as a symbol of Judaism when it was adopted as the emblem of the Zionist movement in 1897, but the symbol continued to be controversial for many years afterward. When the modern state of Israel was founded, there was much debate over whether this symbol should be used on the flag.

Today, the Magen David is a universally recognized symbol of Jewry. It appears on the flag of the state of Israel, and the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross is known as the Red Magen David."

Then in the prophetic year of 1917, also the year of the Russian Revolution, Lord Balfour of Great Britain gave recognition to the Zionist movement in a letter he wrote to Lord Rothschild, whose name means "Red Shield"!
"This right was recognized in the Balfour Declaration of the 2nd November, 1917, and re-affirmed in the Mandate of the League of Nations which, in particular, gave international sanction to the historic connection between the Jewish people and Eretz-Israel and to the right of the Jewish people to rebuild its National Home."
Here is a copy of that letter:
The Balfour Declaration
November 2, 1917
    During the First World War, British policy became gradually committed to the idea of establishing a Jewish home in Palestine (Eretz Yisrael). After discussions in the British Cabinet, and consultation with Zionist leaders, the decision was made known in the form of a letter by Arthur James Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild. The letter represents the first political recognition of Zionist aims by a Great Power.
Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,

I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.

Yours sincerely,
Arthur James Balfour

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Then on  May 15, in the year 1948, both the good and bad figs were set out in Jerusalem. You see, Jesus Christ told us that we would understand the prophecies given in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 from observing history! That's right! Here is exactly what He said:
Mark 13:28
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: See Phamphlet #7000
Jesus said Learn it!
Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree;...
On May 15, in the year 1948, both the good and bad figs were set out in Jerusalem.

You see, Jesus Christ told us that we would understand the prophecies given in Mat. 24 and Mark 13 from observing history!

That's right!

Here is exactly what He said:

Mark 13:28
Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:
Hopefully by now you know a great deal about the fig tree, even how one is planted by setting out a shoot, i.e. a "branch from the old tree".

You see, it is by doing what Christ commanded us in "learning" a parable from the fig tree that we now know summer is near,
which is the time of harvest when summer fruit is set out (Amos 8:1) and "the end is come upon His people Israel (Amos 8:2)".

[29] So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
So, "in like manner", i.e. just like we observed the planting of the fig tree come to pass in May of 1948, we shall also see the other "things" Christ told us about in Mark 13, Mat. 24, and Luke 21 come to pass!

That is why it is important to "watch" and observe current events and check off the events as they come to pass, because the generation who will turn 65 on May 15 of 2013 shall SEE the fulfillment of all "things" and SEE the return of Jesus Christ.

[30] Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. [31] Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Those seeking to define the length of a generation should take note that all Jesus says here is that the generation of the fig tree will not "pass" (as in pass away) until all these things be done.
That simply means that there will be "Baby Boomers" who will see the return of Jesus Christ.    TIME IS GETTING SHORT

You can count on it, for it is written.


Let's see though: "What is the life expectancy of the Boomers, anyway?"  know, the insurance companies can tell us that. A male age 65 can expect to live 14.59 more years to age 82.59. A female age 65 can expect to live 20.14 more years to age 85.14 Hmmm, if the Lord delays His return too long it looks like more woman will see Him return than men. (Relax, we are just having a little fun!)


However, for those seeking to know how close to the "doors" we are, we need to know that there is yet one more lesson to learn about or from the fig tree for those who have eyes to see.

You "see", that old serpent, the Dragon, the Devil, Satan, the bad fig tree from the garden, who is also the abomination of desolation spoken of by Jesus Christ and Daniel the prophet, is currently being held at bay in heaven by Michael and his angels.

The two different trees in the garden!
Remember, aside from the other trees in the garden of Eden, there are two specific trees mentioned there: 1) the tree of life, and 2) the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Do you know what or who they were? (Note: throughout the Bible trees symbolically represent people) Don't forget. the second tree mentioned in the "Garden of Eden" knows both GOOD & EVIL.
There were two trees in the Garden of Eden:---One was "The Tree of Life" (Jesus Christ); His fruit will lead you to ETERNAL LIFE! and the other was "The Tree of the Knowledge of GOOD and EVIL" (Satan); his fruit leads to ETERNAL DEATH!, even though some of it is good. Satan returns to earth, claiming he is God, five months before Christ's return. God is allowing Satan five months on earth as a test for us, to see if we who claim to be Christians really know the difference between What is HOLY and what is PROFANE!--- DON'T FORGET THAT SATAN IS A SUPERNATURAL ARCHANGEL We will be no match for him and his trickery with out "The Seal of God in Our Foreheads". He fooled and seduced Eve in the garden! Don't you be fooled by his good fruit, and worship him as God.--- Watch for the EVIL fruit! Don't have Christ return to find you have already been to bed with Satan! Will you remain spiritually true as a "chaste virgin" and wait for your bridegroom, Jesus Christ, or will you spiritually hop in bed with Satan when he comes to earth performing miracles and claims to be God?  
Satan comes first claiming he is God!  Satan was the tree in the garden with the knowledge of both good and evil.   Don't you be fooled by the good he can and will do, to make you believe he is God! Study to show yourself approved; knowing the difference between what is holy (The Real Jesus Christ) and what is profane (The Instead-of-Christ,  Satan, i.e.the anti-christ).;.Also remember,he brings his fallen angels, from the days of Noah, with him and he already has plenty of help here on earth, i.e. Kenites from his encounter with Eve in the garden! (descendants of Cain).

However, Satan and his angelic host are soon to be cast to this earth, even "as a fig tree cast her untimely figs" when the "winds blow" (Rev. 7:1-4) and she is shaken.

Here is what will soon happen:

Rev. 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, [8] And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
[9] And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
This happens at the "6th" Seal, the "6th" Trump and the "6th" vial.
Rev. 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; [13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
Jesus Christ said the following concerning Satan in that same 13th chapter of Mark:
Mark 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
It is written in Rev. 9 that Satan and his angels (called the locust army) have only 5 months when the "door" of heaven opens and they come out (Rev. 12:7-9) of the  bottomless pit following all that smoke which even now darkens the light of truth upon this earth!

Wow, when we see that happen we will be really close to the final door opening when Christ returns, won't we?

 You will find that the Palestinians call the day of Israel's creation "Nakba", which is to say "Great Catastrophe".

Finally, since we are instructed to "watch", since the planting of the fig tree in 1948 the land of Judea, it has not been a very peaceful or happy place in the Middle East, has it?

One thing we do know for sure from the Word of God, and that is that "There will be no peace until the Prince of Peace returns!"

And when He does, every knee shall bow!

Romans 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

The good news is that ALL wars shall cease and we shall truly have peace on earth.

Isaiah 2:4 And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
We look forward to that time when His kingdom reigns supreme upon this earth as it now does in heaven.

"And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth" (Luke 11:2). 

The GOOD FIGS & The BAD FIGS are both planted, together, in that little country in the middle east, that we call Israel, today! But, The BAD FIGS are also scattered throughout the world; SO WATCH, if you're a WATCHMEN!
 see Live Link
to-pamphlet #1031
This pamphlet clearly identifies the "good figs" of Judah
and the "bad figs" of the residue of Judah who were merely residents,
inhabitants of Judea like those Nethinim
who came back with Ezra for example, i.e. the kenites.

Jeremiah 24 is a parable of the fig tree, and is one of the prime roots for the parable. When Jesus Christ told His disciples in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 13 of how it would be in the time of the end, in the last days, He told us to learn the parable of the fig tree. We are to learn it because within it is much wisdom that will come against those that live in the time of the end of this earth age of the flesh.

Live Link to-  Jeremiah 24

Please log unto and study Church is not Christianity. God's Word is Christianity.
 
  The following links lead to our complete studies of "The Revelation of Jesus Christ"

In Revelation chapters 1 through 3 Christ took the apostle John, in the spirit2000 years into the future to this 21st. century, and showed him what is/will be happening on EARTH and in the seven "END of TIME" churches on the day of Lord, the first day of the Millennium, a time even yet future, but very, very near since. as of 2018, we are already 70 years into the "Fig Tree"  generation.

Live Link To-Revelation chapter 1 through 3

Please keep in mind as you read these accounts in Revelation that our Lord took John spiritually into the future (this is prophecy) and many of these events that he describes haven't happened, as yet, in real time even though John has seen them. 

Now we are going to read The seven SEALS of Christ's Revelation and "see" what He showed John is/will be happening in HEAVEN at this same time.
We are going to actually see the throne of Almighty God and what is transpiring beyond the veil that separates the two dimensions, flesh and spirit, "behind the scenes" so to speak.
Live Links to the End TimeTrumpets of Revelation chapter 9 below.
FOLKS:THE FIRST FOUR TRUMPETS HAVE ALREADY BLOWN! WE ARE EXPERIENCING THE FIFTH TRUMPET RIGHT NOW IN THIS 21ST CENTURY!
 And It is only the first of the three woe trumpets!
The first Four trumpets, we have all in one file.
The "WOE" Trumpets, Five, Six, and Seven, we have each in their own file.
Live Link to- The 7 Trumpets of Revelation Introduction
Live Link to- The first four trumpets of Revelation in one file
Live Link to- The 5th Trumpet (The first WOE)
Live Link to- The 6th Trumpet (The Second WOE)
Live Link to- The 7th Trumpet (The Third WOE)
In chapter 12 this Book of the Unveiling John was privilaged to SEE in PICTURE format the very plan of God, from the first earth age even to the third and last earth age, all in one chapter.
Live Link to- Revelation chapter 12
God has allowed and is allowing Satan, through his children, the Kenites, to make alterations in our Bibles. When I compare some of our most popular new versions of the Bible to the original 1611 King James Bible it is shocking what I've found. Many of them published since the 1970s
Joel1:3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
Live Link to- The Famine is Coming
And because of this, Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation is to many folks one of the scariest and most misunderstood chapters in all the Bible
By the way, if your father or one of your forefathers has broken this commandment of God in Joel 1:3 to tell your children His words contained herein, then YOU get busy studying His Word and learn the truth and restart the process with your children. John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
Live Link to- Revelation chapter 13
In Revelation chapter 14 we get to see what will be happening on earth when Jesus Christ returns. Good old John is still in heaven and once again he looks on and has already seen it..
Live Link to- Revelation chapter 14
In chapter 14 we saw what will be happening on earth at Christ's return. Now in chapter 15 we are going to see what will be happening from the vantage point of heaven at that same time. In chapter 16 we see the 7 Vials containing the wrath of God pours out upon those who had/will have the mark of the beast in their foreheads (minds) and who worshipped Satan, the false messiah, as Jesus Christ. 
Live Link to- Revelation chapters 15 & 16
In chapter 16 we saw the 7 Vials containing the wrath of God to be 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 of our churches, 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.
Live Link to- Revelation chapters 17, 18 and 19
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.
So it is the first day of the Millennium and John, who remember in Rev. 1:16 was taken there for an eye witness account, gives us another advanced news report, this time concerning the fate of Satan during the Millennium. Can't you just visualize the headlines?

THE MILLENNIUM PRESS

First Edition

"SATAN IMPRISONED, BEGINS SERVING 1000 YEAR SENTENCE"

John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was present today as Michael came down from heaven and appeared on Satan's doorstep with a warrant from the King of kings for his arrest. Satan has been residing in the temple for the last 5 months (ever since Michael cast him from heaven) where he has been impersonating Jesus Christ and claiming he is the Messiah come. He also is being held responsible for orchestrating the murder of God's two witnesses, a despicable crime, which he has been actually celebrating with his cronies for the last 3 1/2 days
Live Link to- Revelation chapters 20, 21 and 22

We know with certainty that Satan now has, in this 21st century, his grandkids in a position to influence the teaching of Christianity, because of what Jesus told the apostle John to write in Revelations chapter two and three, to the end time churches, especially the five out of seven that He finds fault with. And we now know what the two that He no fault with taught in common, i.e. who the real Jews are, or better said , ARE NOT! Revelations 2:9 and 3:9.

In the beginning of this study we made the following statement about God creating us the way he did, with free will to either love or reject Him:

You know it would be much more wonderful and pleasurable to have someone to love and to share everything with and better yet, to have someone who loved you too! Well, our Father is no different.  In the eternity past, as we will document,  He was all alone and He desired a Family to share everything with and to love and who would love Him in return!
So, this plan He put together for us, is a long drawn out process; But you know what?
In the end God will have billions of children who not only love Him, but do so by their own free will. And all of us who didn't love Him, but loved evil, instead!  "WILL BE NO MORE" just like Satan.
And God will have created a universe full of people
who truly love Him, as He loves them;
And it will be
a universe with out EVIL
!

Live Link To=> The Good and the Bad Figs of Judea

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.









One of the most talked about subjects today is the end times and all the events that surround those times. There is no reason that we be anxious of these times, for Jesus told us to wait patiently on Him. In Mark 13 Jesus is giving to His disciples, and to us the seven seals; these  are the seals that mark the end of this earth age of the flesh. This chapter is what our so-called Christian churches should be teaching us; but most are not. This is why we should have our ear tuned to the Lord Jesus Christ, and not to man's church traditions. So the subject of this entire chapter is, "When is the end of this world age, and what are the events to look for that will mark its coming."  This is a must read;You are not going to learn it in your church! Live Link to> Mark 13 
Jesus was ask in Mark 13:4  Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
When asked this question, Jesus answer was:
 Mark 13:28
  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29  So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30  Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. Live Link to> The Parable of the Fig Tree

 

The current United States national
 debt in 2021 is 27 trillion dollars.
Are we voters dumb or what!? We keep electing the same spent and tax politicians!!!         
 Live Link to> Pamphlet #534
Not one of these taxes existed 120 years ago, in 1900, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world and Mom was able to stay home to raise the kids. Now we're over $27,000,000,000,000 in debt and mom has to work to help make the financial end meet for the family.                               What has happened?
We vote for spend and tax politicians,
 That's what has happened!!!!!!

I can't help but wonder if our Father God will wait until after the United States goes bankrupt and we become just another so-called "third world country",  before Jesus Christ returns and ends this flesh and blood earth age. All this to prove to us when it happens, that following Satan's way won't work or does God have some other way to show us that if we continue to follow Satan's ways, it will lead to disaster and He will end this flesh and blood earth age as per the year 2030 as Hosea 6:2 seems to say.

After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, ...

Hosea 6:2 After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.
See Live Link to> our pamphlet #4006


  Memo to all who read our American Wisdom Series web site: Every time I pick up a news paper and read about the terrible things that people are currently doing in this 21st century world we are living in today, I get discouraged and pray, God please have Jesus return shortly and end this flesh and blood earth age. I am so upset because the longer I live, it seems, the greater the percentage of people, which are alive living on earth today, don't know, or care to know, what is good, God's ways, versus what is evil, Satan's ways!
I think, Jesus please come soon and end this evil flesh and blood earth age of violence. You promised; but I know you won't return, in person, until five months after Satan has been on earth, in person, to test all proclaiming Christians to see if they really believe in Jesus Christ OR will they sell their souls to Satan when he comes to earth, as the spurious messiah, spreading around un-earned benefits at the expense of others, while claiming he is God. OR will they endure until the end when you, the real Jesus Christ, the real only begotten Son of God, returns to put an end to Satan's ways once and for all!
When I get discouraged over this seemingly long wait; I turn to and read our study of the book of Hebrews which was written to all those who have crossed over from darkness (Satan's ways) into light (God's ways). I read all of Hebrews, especially chapter 13; then I feel better.  Then the Holy Spirit reminds me of God's plan to end the world of all evil; i.e. the following of Satan's ways at the expense of others; but, He must first determine who is or is not worthy of salvation (ETERNAL LIFE), and it makes me fell better about the wait!

Please read> Live Link to> Hebrews

Proclaiming Christian; Have you accepted the 'Doctrine of Demons' as being the "Word of God"? Are you sure? You had better read our studies of Jude and Hebrews. Live Link to> Jude And to> Hebrews
Learn what Jesus' brother Jude had to tell us about the evil of the Kenites (locusts, God
compares them to) who are already among us in this 21st. century, and Satan's fallen angels (scorpions, God compares them to) whose evil spirits  are already among us in this 21st. century; And will be coming to earth in person along with Satan, himself, when the
sixth trumpet sounds
and the arch angel, Micheal, kicks him out of heaven.

  Every pro-claiming Christian who thinks they are in good standing with God, for all eternity, needs to read this following pamphlet #7190 to be sure!
 This following study, #7190, tells us about the return to earth, of Satan, in person (as The Spurious Messiah) 5 months prior to the, in person, return of Jesus Christ (as King of kings and Lord of lords) and how it  will play out.                                  Live Link to> #7190

Note: To further mark the time of Christ's return to end 
this flesh
and blood age and the start of His Millennial
Kingdom, in Hosea 6:2 we read "After two
days will He revive
us: in the third day He will raise us up, ..." ???????

What does this mean?     To find out log unto Live
Link to> Pamphlet #4006


It means Christ is coming soon! But, it
won't happen until 5 months after Satan, that charismatic
preacher from the 1st earth age,
who tryed to over throw
 God,(the reason God distroyed that 1st earth age)
appearers here on earth
as a test of proclaiming
Christians, claiming he is God.

Proclaiming Christian;Will you worship him OR 
will you wait for the real Jesus Christ to arrive?
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO TELL THEM APART?
 Will you endure until the end?

Unfortunately for most of God's children,it seems, it will not
be until all the sand runs out of hour glass in this flesh
age
, and they miss out on being part of the "First
resurrection into Eternal Life"
! And therefore; Salvation
by The Grace of God
! And they will have to earn salvation,
at the "Second Resurrection to Eternal Life", based on their
 works during
"The Millennium"
!

It is the dawn of The Millennium and the prophecies contained in the Word of God are rapidly coming to pass exactly as they are written, exactly as God said they would in both the Old and the New Testaments. You see, there eventually comes a time when the last grains of sand finally run out of the hour glass signaling that "Time's about Up"! We are now down to those last few grains of sand, or as Jesus Christ said in Luke 21:31 "So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand." We now see those things He spoke of coming to pass.

We have been studying the great Book of Hosea, the book written concerning the salvation of the 10 tribes of the house of Israel, which details the adulterous (idolatrous) transgressions of God's children and their ensuing chastisement that they were duly warned would befall them should they choose to break His covenant. In other words, Israel's captivity by the Assyrian and their subsequent scattering among the nations was written and pre-determined to befall them long before they actually took place. AND, they were given sufficient notice and warned by the true prophets of God that unless they repented and turned from their whoredoms and returned to their true Husband, the LORD God who brought them out of the bondage of Egypt with a mighty hand, they would face the swift onslaught of the Assyrian and be taken away captive. However, as it is written, they preferred listening to the soothsaying priests who told them not to worry and that God would protect them from the Assyrian. I guess they were both in error, weren't they? They should have listened to the Word of God instead of heeding the words of men, especially preachers! The rule you should ALWAYS go by is to NEVER let any man, this man or any other, convince you that the Word of God says this or that without any documentation and more importantly, without you first checking it out in His Word.

And it all happened as a example of what we, proclaiming Christians, in this last generation, will face SPIRITUALLY IN THESE LAST DAYS!!!!! 1 Cor. 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.

And so it came to pass exactly as it was written, exactly as the prophets of God WARNED them would happen, that the Assyrian did come swiftly against the house of Israel because of their idolatry and took them all away (2 Kings 17:4-6). Let it be known, therefore, to the children of God in these last days, that the prophecy and the history stand written and they combine to confirm that the Word of God is true! Why is that important? Because what happened historically to the House of Israel was a type of that which WILL befall us proclaiming Christians in these last days. Do you remember Paul's words in 1 Cor. 10:11 which we quoted above? "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." Don't FORGET IT!!!

Therefore, as it is written, the Assyrian, one of the names given to Satan (Isa. 14:25 ), is about to descend swiftly against the present day house of Israel, who are the Christian nations of this 21st. century, which are located in Western Europe, the Isles of Britain and the Americas, and take them all away into captivity once again. Only this time it will be a spiritual captivity, and effect your SOUL for all ETERNITY, not your Physical body!  

So the question now is, "Are you are a watchman of God?" Do you know the duties of a watchman? Do you know that His watchmen of this final generation are those sons and daughters spoken of by Joel the prophet and quoted by Peter on Pentecost Day in Acts 2, who would understand (See) the visions of the prophets and teach and warn God's children that the Assyrian, the false-christ, is soon coming BEFORE the return of Jesus Christ (2 Thes. 2)?  If you know that and you are one of His watchmen, then this next verse is written to you.

Hosea 8:1
Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
Blow ye the trumpet! Sound the alarm! Warn our people! He, the Assyrian, the spurious messiah, shall come swiftly, as an eagle (or vulture)  descends, against the House of Israel, i.e. the Christian nations of this 21st. century, which are located in Western Europe, the Isles of Britain and the Americas, because they have broken His covenant and played the role of the harlot though their idolatry! Do you think that Hosea is being told to preach some "new" revelation to the House of Israel, something they did not or should not already know?  No, it was already written in God's Word, in the "law"!
Deut. 28:49
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
That nation is the Kenites.

We are going to take a little side trip here, going to Amos, 1 Chron. and Rev. to learn about this nation of Kenites:
Amos 6:14 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of the wilderness.

Hemath has already entered in and has patiently gnawed away like a bunch of locusts until all Four of the Hidden Dynasties are now in control of the enemies of Christianity, the sons of Cain, i.e. the kenites, led by Satan! And it is written that they shall continue to afflict our people until the end of this flesh age. "Unto the river of the wilderness" is an expression that means all the way to the end of the river, or in other words, "until the end of time".

Here is the documentation of who Hemath is:
1 Chron. 2:55
And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
The word "kenite" is a "transliteration", which is simply when you convert the letters of one language into the letters of another. That differs from a "translation" where you convert a word to its meaning. The word "kenite" comes from the Hebrew word "Qayin" or "Kayin" who is known to us English speaking peoples as "Cain". You see, the letter "Koph", , in Hebrew, the first letter in the name Kayin, Qayin, Cain, has the sound of a "K" or a "Q" or a hard "C", just like the letters "K" & "C" in Kathy and Cathy are pronounced exactly the same way in English. A Cainite, or Kenite, is therefore a son of, or descendent of Cain (not to be confused with a Canaanite). Here is Strong's definition:
 P qayin kah'-yin #7014  The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:—Cain, Kenite (-s).
The kenites claim to be of the House of Judah and lay claim that they are God's chosen people. (read Rev. 2:9 & 3:9 very carefully) But they are not of Judah as both the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia in this final generation know full well (Rev. 2:9 and Rev. 3:9).
Read Rev. 2:9 and 3:9 very carefully, for Christ is refering to us 21st century Christians.
Revelation 2:9  I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 3:9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
You better learn who they are for like locusts they have already consumed the treasuries and most of the "vineyard" of true Israel (think America and Europe!) plus (International Bankers). In chapter 7, Amos will be shown a vision of the locusts and see how "small" Jacob, the natural seed of the House of Israel, has been reduced to when the locusts have finished "eating all the grass". Don't miss it! Live Link to- Locusts, Locusts, Everywhere!
and Live Link to- That Fearsome locusts army


I'll bet you think the president makes all the decisions for our country! Live Link to->>>  Who controls the United States Economy?

S
orry for the long side trip, Now back to our Hosea chapter 8 study:

Have you ever seen an eagle swoop down and take its prey? Then you have a "VISION" in your mind of how the "Assyrian" (Satan, as  the false messiah) shall come "Fast and Furious" against our people in these last days! Plus you have the historical type to serve as an ensample!

So blow ye the trumpet! Sound the alarm, watchman!

Hosea 8:2
Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.
Oh yes, it is also written in Eccles. 1:9 "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." When the sand finally runs out of the hour glass in the final "hour" of this last generation and it is too late to heed the warning of the trumpet, then our people shall cry unto God, as they did in the past, "We know thee, Lord!" Hmmm, this will once again pose a severe credibility problem for them because obviously they did not believe His Word nor heed His warning! If this next statement comes as shock to you, then so be it, unless you are newly converted Christian; But if you have been a Christian for some time now, then to SAY that you KNOW the Lord God, the "Living Word of God", and yet you do not KNOW the "Written Word of God", makes you a liar!"
1 John 2:4
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
His "commandments" are not just the 10 Commandments, as this verse even documents. His commandments are His WORD, the TRUTH, which cannot be IN those who have not studied it or even read it with understanding, can it? John 17:17 "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." Therefore, you can do all the "things" your church may tell you, will "make you" a good Christian, like going to church every Sunday, and helping with the food drives, and giving money to charities and missionaries and the church, and recruiting members, etc. etc. Certainly we are not condemning doing good and wonderful works. However, is it through all those wonderful works that you can come to KNOW the Lord God or is it through His Word, His Spirit of Truth?

Hear the words of the Lord which will be spoken after the sand runs out of the hour glass:
Matthew 7:22
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
"Israel, i.e. most of the folks who in this 21st century, call themselves Christians,   shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee" (Hosea 8:2).  
Sorry, that is not true!
[23] And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Why doesn't He KNOW them? Because they never took the time to KNOW Him, to keep His Word, to "study to show themselves approved unto God" (1 Tim. 2:15). As James said in James 4:8, "Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded." Their hearts were not right with God. They did not hunger and thirst and seek to consume their "daily bread", i.e. His Word. They were satisfied with milk and crumbs perhaps once a week on Sunday morning! Sure, they were very religious and went to their Beth-Avens (houses of emptiness) regularly and did all sorts of wonderful humanitarian works, etc., but they did not "keep", i.e. hold fast, His Word and they allowed themselves to be led astray into idolatry, to stand before the golden calves, which is to become a spiritual whore as this Book of Hosea so declares! Therefore, they were not sanctified according to John 17:17, were they?
Hosea 8:3
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
It is a fact that "We the People" of The United States of America, the leader of the free Christian nations of the world, have true to prophecy become a nation of Biblical illiterates. The great spiritual "famine" of the end time prophesied by Jesus Christ and recorded in Amos 8:11-13, has come to pass! Yes, the house of Israel has cast off the knowledge of His word, His truth, and today they have gone one step further and even cast off the knowledge of their own heritage.

In other words, the majority of those who are of the House of Israel do not even know who they are, that they are of the house of Israel (not Judah). They believe that they are as the other nations, i.e. that they are gentiles. Well, the sand ran out of the hour glass in the days of Hosea, and we are now running out of the sands of time in this generation of the fig tree! So, Blow ye the Trumpet! For as it is written in Hosea 7:12, "... I will chastise them", saith the LORD God.
Do not be deceived, the "Assyrian"/Satan, will soon be swiftly upon us, in person! Will you recognize him or will you believe he is God, as he'll claim to be?
 
[4] They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

They set up kings, but not by His counsel, i.e. they have set up kings who do not serve God according to His Word. Instead, they have set up civil and religious leaders who do not know His Word and who place idols before the people, thereby cutting them off from His blessings.

Think both Democrats and Republicans and the people we vote for and elect to the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, and as Presidents!

Again, there is nothing new under the sun. Not only do our ministers and preachers set up idols and a false sense of security with their traditions of men and their rapture theories which promise our people they will not face the "Assyrian", (Satan) but our civil leaders today, who seldom even give lip service to God or His Word, set up false security through their entitlement programs and other "systems" while at the same time declaring an era of peace, peace.
[5] Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
You should know the story of the golden calves of Samaria and how Jeroboam set up the altars and the calves so that the people could worship God without going to Jerusalem as God commanded.

Here is the narrative from 1 Kings 12:25-32:
Then Jeroboam built Shechem in mount Ephraim, and dwelt therein; and went out from thence, and built Penuel. [26] And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: [27] If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah. [28] Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. [29] And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan. [30] And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan. [31] And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi. [32] And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
It all looked so religious but it was a bunch of "Bull" and it was sinful indeed as far as the Word of God is concerned.

The lesson to be learned here is that you had better be able to discern what the "golden calves" of modern Christianity
, as taught in most all of our 21st century so-called Christian churches, are and not let "idols" of any sort, whether they be money or possessions or the traditions "made by men", cause you to stray from the Word of God and from keeping His commands, i.e. His Word. The question asked in the last half of Hosea 8:5 is, "How long will it take before our people are no longer guilty of such adultery (idolatry)", i.e. until they are innocent?

Unfortunately for most of God's children, it seems, it will not be until all the sand runs out of hour glass in this flesh age, and they miss out on being part of the "First resurrection into Eternal Life"! And therefore; Salvation by The Grace of God! And they will have to earn salvation, at the "Second Resurrection to Eternal Life", based on their works during "The Millennium"!
Hosea 8:6
For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
The golden calves of Samaria, which means "watch mountain" where the watchman are supposed to be on guard, were made by and set up by men CONTRARY to the Word of God, just as the traditions of men have been set up in most of today's So-called Christian churches, the system of worshipping God, set forth in substitute for studying and keeping His Word, are concocted and set up by men in most of our 21st century Christian churches.

 Remember what happened to the calf when Moses returned from the mountain of God in Exodus 32:19-24?
Well, the modern day "calves" of Churchianity SHALL likewise be destroyed at the return of Yeshua.
In summary, "Make sure you seek the Lord and study His Word so that the Truth dwells in you!" Otherwise, as it is written, you are full of "Bull"!

1 John 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him

The questions to consider for today are: If you have never read the Personal Letter that your heavenly Father has written to you, then how would you know for sure what it is that pleases or displeases Him? Do you rely on the words of some man (your preacher) who claims to be an official letter reader to tell you what your Father wrote to YOU? Certainly it is a good and wonderful thing to have a knowledgeable and gifted teacher, but is the Word of God just written to ministers and priests to read and understand? 

Some churches claim that is so, but it is NOT SO! In fact, you can read in Acts 17 where the Bereans, after listening to the words of the apostle Paul, the servant of God who wrote the major portion of the New Testament, searched the scriptures "daily" themselves to see if what Paul was telling them aligned with God's Word! 

That's right, they checked him out just as you are commanded to do in    
1 John. 4:1 with what you hear preached or taught!
So do you test the words of your preacher or priest or pope or bishop or elder, etc., to see if they align with God's Word? Hopefully you do! Otherwise you are already disobedient to His Word starting with 1 John 4:1 and 2 Tim. 2:15.

Here is the account of the noble Bereans readiness to seek and verify the truth of God's Word:

Acts 17:10
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

[11] These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Why is this so important? Because of deception and because it is written and it is a fact that "whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap". Never forget this because God will not be mocked by man, either on purpose or in ignorance!
Galatians 6:7
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
You see, many Christians in their ignorance, in their blindness to truth caused by listening to the traditions of men, i.e. the doctrines and rituals of churchianity, believe that their "sacrifices" and their "offerings" are pleasing to God.

The question again is,
"How would they know? How many Christians do you think have ever read the Book of Hosea (salvation) where God calls His children a bunch of spiritual whores who worship in Beth-avens, houses of emptiness, where rituals and worship abound but the Word is not taught?"
Yes, it is strong language! Certainly we are not condemning churches or judging our good hearted brothers and sisters, but the reality is that even if a person is blind or ignorant he will STILL reap what he sows! Make no mistake about it! "Be not deceived! God is not mocked!"

For example, you may be told by some likeable though misinformed preacher type and you may believe with all your heart that the corn seeds you are planting are watermelon seeds! Do you then think that just because you are expecting watermelons to grow that that is what you will get? Sorry! You plant corn seeds, even if you believe they are watermelon seeds, you get a corn crop! As the teenagers say, "Deal with it!" Seems to me a wise person would what to make certain he (or she) knows what he is planting, especially if his life depends on it!

Then too, we have the historical record of our forefathers who did some sowing of their own! Remember in our last study that they set up kings, but not according to God's counsel, and they worshipped, went to church, where the Golden Calves were set up rather than go down to Jerusalem as commanded by God. 
Hey, they were told it was OK, but not by God! On the contrary, we documented in our last study that they were WARNED against such idolatry!
 

Let's continue in the 8th chapter of Hosea and see what our Father has to say about their worship practices and their "own version" of sowing seeds of faith:

Hosea 8:7
For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
Even though Christ Himself said that many Christians will be deceived in the last days (Mat. 24, Mk. 24) and they will later come to Him claiming to have worshipped and done wonderful works in His name (Mat. 7), some Christians just do not see how a good church-goer could be said to be doing anything wrong because they are worshipping God and Jesus, are they not?
I guess the question is, "Can you worship God and Jesus in vain, i.e. for nothing?" Well, it doesn't matter what I say, because you will check me out anyway, right?

So let's cut out the middle man and let the Lord Himself answer that question.
In Mark 7:5 Jesus had just been asked by the Scribes and Pharisees why His disciples eat bread with unwashen hands:
Mark 7:6
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

[7] Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Yes, you can worship God in vain by following the doctrines and traditions of men and the church systems they have set up on the hill! You may think that you are sowing good seeds but even in your ignorance if you are in fact sowing to the wind, you will reap a crop of wind, even a whirlwind! And of course without God's blessings, without pleasing Him by listening to Him, even if you did yield a crop of corn, God would chastise you, His child, and see to it that it was consumed by strangers!
And so it came to pass, in the past, even as it has once again come to pass this very day, "that Israel (Today's descendants, being the Christian nations of western Europe, the Isles of Britain, and the Americas) has forgotten his maker (vs. 14)", i.e. left off His Word, and "sowed to the wind" according to the traditions of men, all the while believing he was (and is) doing the right thing and worshiping God. Nevertheless, he did reap what he sowed and he was taken captive by the Assyrian as swiftly as an eagle swoops down and captures its prey and carries it away!

And God scattered us, as punishment for 2520 years and then restored us to our former splender:
  745BC to 1776AD = 2520 years - Check it out! Live Link to>> #1825 Coincidence? Not a chance!  God's plan and His timetable are perfect.  Never, in all history, did anything like it occur.  But why did this unprecedented national wealth and power come to our birthright inheritors beginning about A.D.1800? Learn the ancestery of Great Britian and the United States of America; Read all of our short studies>Start with Live Links to=> The United States Is Manasseh then read Birthright Withheld 2,520 Years
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And we didn't even appreciate it! Boy are  we ever blowing it now!!! The Biblically ignorant politicians that we elect are dismantling our constitution!
Have you checked the news lately???  Do you see what this country, God founded, is turning into
???

The current United States nation
 debt in 2020 is 27 trillion dollars
.

Are we voters dumb or what!? We keep electing the same spent and tax politicians!!!         
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Not one of these taxes existed 120 years ago, in 1900, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world and Mom was able to stay home to raise the kids. Now we're over $27,000,000,000,000 in debt and mom has to work to help make financial end meet for the family.                               What has happened?
We vote for spend and tax politicians,
 That's what has happened!!!!!!

I can't help but wonder if our Father God will wait until after the United States goes bankrupt and we become just another so-called "third world country",  before Jesus Christ returns and ends this flesh and blood earth age, to prove to us when it happens, that following Satan's way won't work or if He has some other way to show us that.if we continue to follow Satan, it will lead to disaster and will end this flesh and blood earth age as per the year 2030 as Hosea 6:2 seems to say.

After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, ...

Hosea 6:2 After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.
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If we miss out on the 1st resurrection to eternal life at Jesus' return; our only chance to be awarded eternal life after His return will then based on our works during the Millennium.
Have you repented of your sins, asking Jesus to forgive them and invited Him (His Holy Spirit) to enter your heart and cleanse it? What are you waiting for? Time is getting short!
Maybe you don't care if your soul comes to an end and you exist no more, even as a memory to your loved ones; but as for me, I'm looking forward to spending eternity with all my saved family and friends, in a new celestial body that never ages or gets sick.
What will that celestial body be like? Open your Bible to the book of John and read John 20:19. Jesus had one when He arose from the dead. He could walk through walls, entering rooms, with the door closed!

[8] Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
Israel was indeed swallowed up and his chastisement came to pass exactly as it was written. Remember 2 Kings 17:6? "In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes." Therefore the once great nation of Israel has become about as pleasing to God as a "broken pot"!
Hosea 8:9
For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself...
Like a wild ass wandering astray in the wilderness all alone, so go the children of Israel who have forgotten their God by committing fornication and adultery (idolatry).

Here is how Isaiah describes them:
Isaiah 1:3
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
This is a hard reality check! God says that even a dumb ass knows his master's crib, but Israel is not even that smart! They are dumber than a dumb ass because they do not "consider" as is "discern" and "understand", i.e. they do not use their brains and study His Word!
Why not?
Because quite frankly, just as we notice many of our brother's and sister's attitudes when we look around us today, they just don't give two corn cobs.
[4] Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
Will the 10 tribes of the House of Israel (Christians of Western Europe, the Isles of Britain, and from the Americans) get away with turning their backs on the Holy One of Israel? Ha! Can donkeys fly? He said, " Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." You can rest assured and be confident that our Father is completely fair and everyone gets exactly what they have coming to them.

So Israel, represented by the largest tribe of Ephraim, having forsaken God by forgetting God, by not considering His Word, resorted to hiring (buying) friends and allies for protection and security. That's a "Big No No" according to His commands.

Hosea 8:9 (continued...)
Ephraim hath hired lovers.
This practice of buying friends and allies is continued big time by the United States of America as long as I can remember!   And you want to talk about "dumb and dumber"? An harlot usually charges her lovers for her services, right? Not good old Israel (America). She PAYS THEM!
Editor's note written in January of 2017, shortly after Donald Trump took office: Will Donald Trump change that? I hope and pray he does! I believe he intends to, at least until the International Bankers start to threaten him!

Here is how Ezekiel describes her using the same adultery/idolatry terminology as Hosea:
Ezekiel 16:32
But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!

[33]They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.

[34] And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.

She pays them to be her lovers/allies! The word contrary means "reverse" or as we say "bass ackwards"!
Hosea 8:10
Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
What have we learned so far today? "You reap what you sow", right? Therefore, because Ephraim(READ AMERICA because she is the largest of todays 21st century Christian nations and represents Ephraim, which was the largest of our ancestors from the ancient "House of Israel") has forgotten God and acted contrary to His commands, instead of his allies helping him and coming to his aid, God will gather them against him and Ephraim will suffer for a little while under the tribute (burden) paid to the king of princes.
[11] Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
What does it mean that Ephraim, who is representative of the 10 tribes of Israel, has made (multiplied) many altars? It means that there are a multitude of churches in the nation, one on every street corner in some towns, but as we have learned, many are merely Beth-Avens, houses of emptiness, whereas they should be Beth-Els, houses of God. Therefore, Ephraim's religions and his churches are a sin unto him even as the worship services before the golden calves of Samaria were sin unto him.

The sad part of all this is that our people are really without excuse. Unlike those who lived in the Dark Ages where access to the Word of God was prevented and denied by the church*, i.e. the Light of Truth was all but snuffed out (hence the term the Dark Ages), we in this nation do have access to the entire written Word of God. But now, there are many times more Bibles in this land than there are people, but there are few people who have "considered it", i.e. read it with understanding.

* If you have not read "The Letter to the Reader", the rather lengthy preface written to the English reader by the translators of the King James Bible, then log unto this file.

(Live Link) to- Letter To The Reader. 

Chances are that you did not even know this document exists because the Kenite publishers have removed it from the pages of your Bible. Not only did they remove this "Letter to the Reader" from our 1611 King James Bibles published after 1885; they also removed many books of the 1611 Bible as printed prior to 1885; books that many men claim should not have been included in the first place, several of which Jesus Christ made reference to, saying "is it not written in...."
So for all intents and purposes Jesus legitimized those books!!!

Google "Apocrypha" for a list of these books.

Keep this in mind when reading them, Marten Luther said, "Apocrypha--that is, books which man does not regard as equal to the holy scriptures, are profitable and good to read"

Hosea 8:12
I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
This is our Father speaking! He has now given us the entirety of His WRITTEN WORD! And it is not just the critics and scoffers of today who consider it a strange, foreign, alien thing! Most Christians believe it is a "strange thing", as in hard to read and understand. But it is really not that difficult at all if you use common sense, a good translation, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you instead of preconceived ideas! As we have learned in this Book of Hosea (vs. 6:6), all our Father wants is for His children to love Him and obey His commands, His Voice, i.e. His Word, the Bible. It is not their "sacrifices" and their "offerings" and the rest of their religious practices and traditions that He seeks.

Here is a second witness to His desires:
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.

[22] For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:

[23] But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

He wants His children to be well, to be happy and successful and secure.
[24] But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.
You cannot buy happiness. It comes as a result of listening and obeying your Father. You reap what you sow!
[25] Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
All the words of those prophets are written and recorded for you and me. In other words, those same prophets have been sent to us this very day (they're all recorded in your Bible)! But, Do our people read them, listen to them and hearken unto their voices? NO!!!!
[26] Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

[27] Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.

They could give two corn cobs!
[28] But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
There is a great famine in our land, "not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD" (Amos 8:11).
Question:
The truth has been cut off, our people do not know His Word so how could they possibly obey His voice?
Answer: They can't and they don't! They worship and serve God after the traditions of man not according to that which is written in His Word! Soooo... they reap what they sow.
Hosea 8:13
They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will He remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt.
It is so true that our brothers and sisters whom we love very much truly believe that God approves of their sacrifices and offerings. They truly believe that the church they go to is a Beth-el and not a Beth-aven. Remember what we just covered in Jeremiah and in Hosea 6:6 which we covered just a few short studies ago? Our Father wants His children's "love" and He wants them to "know" Him (through His Word) rather than all their burnt offerings (sacrifices). But they are so deceived by the traditions of men perpetuated by the churches and the many ministers who come in the name of Christ, that they believe that what they do is pleasing to our Father! You can be sure most of them have never read the Book of Hosea and you can be sure that they have no idea, no clue, that they are spiritual whores! Again, we not judging nor condemning them. Our Father loves all of His children very dearly and He will see to it that they are chastised and disciplined and that He is brought into their remembrance.

As editors we feel a short note is appropriate here: When Christ returns He will spend the next 1000 years (THE MILLENNIUM) doing just that!!!! But most pro-claiming Christians will have blown their chance of salvation by His grace, during this flesh and blood age, and will miss "The First Resurrection to Eternal Life" at his return!!! They will then have to earn their Eternal Life, based on their works at the close of the Millennium after Satan is again released to test whether they have finally learned to tell the difference between WHAT IN HOLY (JESUS) and WHAT IS PROFANE (SATAN) during those 1000 years of training and discipline overseen  by JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF. If they pass that final test they, too, will be granted Eternal Life "At The Second Resurrection to Eternal Life". If they still, again follow Satan they will die the second death in "The Lake of Fire!!!! AND BE NO MORE, JUST LIKE SATAN.

Here is your 
documentation about their salvation by WORKS: (This is at the close of the Millennium)
Revelation 20:12 
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 

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The sins of those folks are still covered by the Blood of Christ, but no longer by grace!)

Now back to our study:

But because they have forgotten Him and because they have not "considered" His Word but have become spiritual harlots by allowing themselves to be deceived by the traditions of men, they shall return to Egypt, which is to return to captivity! They shall reap what they have sown! The Assyrian, as antichrist/Satan, shall soon come again and take them captive.

[14] For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
Just as the House of Israel has forgotten who they are, i.e. that they are true Israel, they have also forgotten who their true Maker is because they have not listened to His voice, His Word. But they continue to build one church after another and both Israel and Judah think they can protect themselves with "fortification made by man" instead of relying upon their Maker.

Too bad, for it is written:
Galatians 6:7
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Deception as defined by Webster is "believing something to be true when it really isn't"!





 Between the 3 solid bars above and 3 like solid bars below we are going to temporally place excerpts from our Haggai and Zechariah studies. Why these two POST EXILIC PROPHETS you ask? The answer is #1 Haggai contains both instruction and admonition for the chosen builders of His (the Lord's) Temple, i.e. the many membered body of Jesus Christ, as we approach the feast of the final harvest in this flesh age, (YES, the harvest of those souls who will receive eternal life at Christ's return!). #2 In Zechariah we are going to learn how and why it is that most of our people have already fallen away from or are falling away from the true Messiah, which Paul calls "the great apostasy" in 2 Thes. 2, and will worship the false messiah (Satan) when he comes to earth in person claiming he is God.

  This following excerpt is from Zechariah:

There is a time coming, a day, when many people shall "wake up" to the realization that a great apostasy has taken place and that all the while they have been worshiping the one sitting in the temple (claiming to be God), they have actually been serving and worshiping the false messiah, even Satan, as God. Oh, the shame of it all and the mourning that shall take place in the land on that day when many suddenly realize that they have committed adultery... that they are spiritual whores! That day which we speak of is the day, the soon coming day when Jesus Christ returns! That day is spoken of in Zechariah, whose prophecies, if you recall from our first study, cover a 7 year period, even the last 7 year period of this flesh age.

In  Haggai and Zechariah we are given step by step instructions as to how these end time events will play out!

Haggai prophesied as to how "The Many Membered Body of Jesus Christ" in these last days would be built, is right now being built in preparation for Jesus Christ's return; And Zechariah prophesied that many people shall "wake up" when Christ returns and find they have actually been serving and worshiping the false messiah, Satan, as their God.
  And between these two post Exilic prophets, they explain why and how and when it all happens, step by step!
Pro-claiming Christian; are you aware of when and how and why, all these events leading up to the return of Jesus Christ, as "Lord of lords and King of kings" will all happen? If not, log unto and read Haggai and Zechariah in their entirety!
Live Links to each above:

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! The Book of Haggai concerns the completion of the building of the temple, i.e. the many membered body of Jesus Christ in these last days.  The Book of Zechariah tell us of the the events leading up to Jesus Christ's return and how and when each event will happen.

God had it all played out, in type, by and to, the ancient Israelites, and recorded in the Bible for us, upon whom the ends of the world are come!
1 Cor. 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them (the ancient Israelites) for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
 
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This is what Haggai and Zechariah are all about; planting the seeds of truth in peoples minds; bringing the lost people of the world the knowledge they need so that "The Holy Spirit" can help them back to life (ETERNAL LIFE), if not before Christ's return, then during the Millennium.
Acts 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; [17] And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God,I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
This is happening right now! The sons and daughters of the final generation are prophesying (i.e. teaching, working in the field, planting seeds for the harvest), and they SEE, which means to "Understand" visions. What visions? The visions of the prophets through whom Christ has foretold us all things! The prophet Daniel was told to seal the vision and seal up his book until the time of the end when the wise would understand (SEE) them. They now do!

And they now understand the "visions" Ezekiel saw also, including the highly polished spectrum metal circular whirling vehicle (space ship, i.e. flying saucer) which came out of the north sky, let down its landing gear, and landed right in front of him!

They also understand the dreams of Daniel, etc., even king Nebuchadnezzar's dreams! And the Word of God is being taught chapter by chapter and line by line, by those sons and daughters, the "children of the prophets" (Acts 3:25).

But as we just read, there will come a time when the "WIND" comes rushing from heaven and the Holy Spirit is poured out on HIS servants and HIS handmaidens and they shall prophesy, to that WIND!

Here it is:

Acts 2:18
And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Peter was documenting that what they were witnessing right then and there was only a sampling of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit in the last days, when this prophecy of Acts 2:18 will be fulfilled. It happened back then for our benefit today, so that we could SEE how Mark 13:11 shall come to pass.
Got the PICTURE
?
[19] And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

[20] The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

The Holy Spirit shall come and speak through His servants BEFORE the day of the Lord, before the 7th Trump, which means it happens during the 6th Trump, during the tribulation of the reign of the Satan as the spurious messiah.

Log unto and read Ezekiel's Dead Dry Bones" Live Link to> "The Valley of Dry Bones".

Ezekiel 37:1
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
Here Ezekiel was carried out "in the spirit of the LORD" in the same manner as was the apostle John in Rev. 1:10 (see note in Companion Bible), for what we are about to read is "end time" prophecy. Ezekiel was carried out and then set down (which also means "to dwell") in the midst of the valley which was full of bones. Can you PICTURE this in your mind?
Can you see Ezekiel (picture yourself if you are a watchman) standing in a huge valley (actually it's a "plain" in Hebrew) surrounded by skeletons, "bones"! Ezekiel has got to be thinking, "I don't imagine I'm here for a fun vacation."

Notice that if you are a servant of the LORD, an appointed watchman, and He has a job for you to do, He can easily just take you by the hand and set you to work in the midst of the field! Or He could carry you to your job in the belly of big fish, like Jonah. Attitude can be important, you know.

We are going to be given some more details of this dismal scene, but first let's jump ahead to verse 11 and learn right away what these "bones" symbolize:

Ezekiel 37:11
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel:
This is really simple, except for the fact that one must know who the whole house of Israel is, mustn't he? Do you?  



 My fellow Christians who have been studying with us here at  The American Wisdom Series for  many years; I recently was reading over some files we had in this center column many years ago
and realized we had some studies on the web site about topics we have been ignoring lately. I've
decided to place some of those studies back on for you to read again. The following link is now live to our center column from October of 2014.  Live Link to> AWS center column Oct. 2014 
<You will find a TOC to other previous Col. 2 versions in "Recently Featured Studies"< In Col. 1
on your left.<<<<

Note: To further mark the time of Jesus Christ's return to end this flesh and blood age and the start of His Millennial Kingdom, in Hosea 6:2 we read "After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight. "  ?????????       What does this mean?    
To find out 
Log unto Live Links to> Pamphlet #4006  And  #7189



God asks us Christians this question at the end of the Book of Haggai,
 Live Link to> Is the seed still in the Barn?


 Note: Your angel is in heaven right now, but it is part of 
God's
plan that you not be aware of it, while living here in the flesh,
unless you already love the Lord,
have been studying your Bible to
 show
yourself approved, and the Holy Spirit has already led you to
 Matthew 18:10 and given you understanding.


Matthew 18:10  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones;
for
I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the
face of my Father
which is in heaven.

You can be sure your angel is aware of what and how your
 flesh/human being
is coping with life in the flesh; because, your
 flesh and blood human being's soul and your angelic being's soul
 are both the same God created being, i.e. soul.

You know, or I pray you know
, that the decisions you make here,
while living in the flesh effect your eternal life.
 
You are a sinner and if you believe in Jesus Christ, and now choose
to repent of those sins, asking Jesus Christ for forgiveness, and invite Him,
His Holy Spirit, into your heart to cleanse it, you will be awarded eternal life
at His return, by His grace; but if you don't; You will be one of what the
Bible refers to as the walking dead, which means you will also be born back
into your angelic, celestial body at Christ's return but; you will still have a
mortal, still liable to die and be no more soul, and your only chance to
live forever will be decided at "The  Great White Throne of Judgment" at the
close of the Millennium, based on your works!
 
See
Matthew 18:10 verse which I mentioned above:
Matthew 18:10  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones;
for
I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the
face of my Father
which is in heaven. 
If  these little children Jesus is referring to have
a spirit existence
in heaven even while here on earth, isn't it also
true of you and me
and all of us human, flesh and blood, beings
?

And that your angel in heaven is you, but, still in your spiritual
celestial body, and that your angel also, right now, is beholding the face of your Father in heaven, just as stated in Matthew 18:10.

 
 Here is the SIGN Christ gave to His disciples to identify the final  generation who will see
 His return at The End of This Earth Age. Mark 13:28 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is  near:  Furthermore it is written in Mark 4:13 that if you do not understand the
parable
of the sower you will not be able to understand any of Christ's parables!
So before we attempt to learn "The Parable of the Fig Tree" we had better first learn "The Parable of the Sower" and also "The Parable of the Tares" because to understand the "Parable of the Fig Tree" you must know both those parables. (The Sower & The Tares)
 Live Link to> The Parable of the Sower and The Parable of the Tares  both in one file
Live Link to> Now learn "The Parable of the Fig Tree"
Note: To further mark the time of Christ's return to end this flesh and blood age and the start of His Millennial Kingdom, in Hosea 6:2 we read "After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, ..." ??????? What does this mean?     To find out log unto Live Link to> Pamphlet #4006

 It means Christ is coming soon! But, it
won't happen until 5 months after Satan, that charismatic preacher from the 1st earth age, who tryed to over throw God, appearers here on earth (as a test of proclaiming Christians) claiming he is God.
Proclaiming Christian;Will you worship him OR 
will you wait for the real Jesus Christ to arrive?
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO TELL THEM APART?
 Will you endure until the end?

Rev. 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
 Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the
 earth,
and his angels were cast out with him.
They're coming soon!
And guess what? As with the rest of God's Word,
it doesn't matter whether
you believe it not.
It will
 happen again, just as Christ said it will.
Are you "covered"? Isn't it amazing how Christianity
has become so much like "Outcome Based Education".
It seems that it doesn't matter whether or not you understand the Word of God, just so long as you "feel good" about your relationship with Him. And you can get that feeling by attending church once a week, dumping a few bucks in the plate as it's passed before your face in the "sight of men", and by participating in a few fund raising and charity events.The preacher then tells you you're doing "good", and so you feel that way.You trust your preacher, don't you?  Then, to provide you with the "feeling" of security, you are told that you don't have to understand the books of Daniel and Revelation,because you are not going to be here when those events transpire anyway. Why? They say you are going to "fly up into the sky", "up, up and away", raptured out of here by Jesus Christ while the rest of us sinners suffer horrible consequences below.   Sorry!
That's a bunch of "bull" and it is not scriptural.

If that's your Christianity, then Satan and his buddies will have you in the sack with one little sweet whisper in your ear.It is called the "great apostasy".Hello! Time to wake up to reality and stop listening to stories about apples and snakes and fly-away theories!"Feeling good" isn't going to make it in this, the final generation.You better have on the gospel armor of God (Eph 6) and be ready to take a stand, or you'll be unclad, naked, whereby you can be laid down and seduced!

The choice is yours.

Log unto and read our Live Link to> Genesis 1-11 studies
and learn all the things about the beginning that most
of our so-called Christian churches don't teach!


Christians beware; there are many things the Bible makes plain to us,
 we who the Holy Spirit has given "EYES TO SEE", that most so-called Christian
churches aren't teaching! You can learn of many of them,
which are found in the first 11 chapters of the Bible,

by reading our pamphlet #6256
Live Link to> #6256


For those that do not repent, their souls will be destroyed in the lake of fire. This is called the "Second death".

Revelation 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death." [14] "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." [15]

The first death is the death of these flesh bodies, most die from old age, but many much younger, some by accidents, some by disease and some by murder, some murdered in the womb even prior to their birth.

Editor's Note: The first death is just the "shadow of death" talked about in Psalms 23. The valley of which, we are now walking through, in this flesh life,

But the death of the soul is the second death, and following the second death, there will be no record left that that person even existed in any form, not even in the memory of their loved ones.

Editor's Note: The second death, the death of our soul, That is the death we need  to be concerned about!

We have just recently been studying both Haggai and Zechariah who taught us about how thing will happen in these last days of this flesh and blood earth age prior to Jesus Christ's return; which marks the end of us as flesh and blood human beings.

Having said that; Jesus' spent a lot of time teaching on this same subject when he walked this earth as a flesh and blood man
. He taught us that the time of the tribulation,
that Daniel told us about, has been shortened from the three and one half years to five months, so that gives God's elect an additional 3 years to plant seeds of Truth about Satan in peoples minds before he (Satan) arrives on this earth, claiming he is God, to test us proclaiming Christians to see if we really do know the difference between what is Holy (Jesus) and what is Profane (Satan).

Jesus taught us through His parables that the church in these later days will forsake His Word and instead teach their own man made traditions, which will mess up your mind by the distortion of true doctrine
.

Then after Satan's five months here in person is the end, when the seventh trumpet blows Christ returns to set up His 1000 year Millennial Kingdom, right here on earth.

After the Millennium age, that is the time that Christ's loyal angels  will gather up all the unsaved and cast them into the lake of fire and THEY WILL BE NO MORE
.

Not even a memory to their former loved ones.

Luke does a very good job of explaining this all to us, in his book, Luke chapter 13.  It is a must read for everyone of us. Live Link to> Luke chapter 13




Do you "see" both MIRACLES CHRIST PERFORMED HERE in these verses?! First Miracle in Verse 24 The Second Miracle in Verse 25! Of course it's the First One that is important to your understanding of the Bible!
Mark 8:23  And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on His eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought. 

[24] And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

[25] After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

 Did you "see" both Miracles? If not read and re-read the following pamphlet until you "SEE" !!!!!
 
Live Link to->>> "The Blind Man From Bethsaida" 

Your Eternal Life may well depend on it !!!!

One thing is for sure! You must "see" this to understand what happened in the "Garden of Eden" cause Eve didn't physically eat a APPLE !!!!

Do you know what she did?

See Live Links to> Eve was not just any women, was she? She had a special purpose, as did Adam and The Parable of the Tares
See who planted that bad seed (sperm)! But, It wasn't Adam!
Read what Adam's and Eve's sin was that got them kicked out of the "Garden of Eden"
Live Links to> #6220 Will you believe Christ or hang on to the apple tree teechings?, and #6218 OK, it is now time to "grow-up" and mature in the Word of God., and #7011 Men as Trees Walking  OK, it is now time to "grow-up" and mature in the Word of Godand #7000 & 7007 "Two Sowers of seed; both the good and the bad"; And  #6228 Plain and simple, like it or not, Cain was Satan's son not Adam's!
The two different trees in the garden!
Remember, aside from the other trees in the garden of Eden, there are two specific trees mentioned there: 1) the tree of life, and 2) the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Do you know what or who they were? (Note: throughout the Bible trees symbolically represent people) Don't forget. the second tree mentioned in the "Garden of Eden" knows both GOOD & EVIL.
There were two trees in the Garden of Eden:---One was "The Tree of Life" (Jesus Christ); His fruit will lead you to ETERNAL LIFE! and the other was "The Tree of the Knowledge of GOOD and EVIL" (Satan); his fruit leads to ETERNAL DEATH!, even though some of it is good. Satan returns to earth, claiming he is God, five months before Christ's return. God is allowing Satan five months on earth as a test for us, to see if we who claim to be Christians really know the difference between What is HOLY and what is PROFANE!--- DON'T FORGET THAT SATAN IS A SUPERNATURAL ARCHANGEL We will be no match for him and his trickery with out "The Seal of God in Our Foreheads". He fooled and seduced Eve in the garden! Don't you be fooled by his good fruit, and worship him as God.--- Watch for the EVIL fruit! Don't have Christ return to find you have already been to bed with Satan! Will you remain spiritually true as a "chaste virgin" and wait for your bridegroom, Jesus Christ, or will you spiritually hop in bed with Satan when he comes to earth performing miracles and claims to be God?  
(Live Link)to-Let's talk about TREES & "tree symbology"
Satan comes first claiming he is God!  Satan was the tree in the garden with the knowledge of both good and evil.   Don't you be fooled by the good he can and will do, to make you believe he is God! Study to show yourself approved; knowing the difference between what is holy (The Real Jesus Christ) and what is profane (The Instead-of-Christ,  Satan, i.e.the anti-christ).;.Also remember,he brings his fallen angels, from the days of Noah, with him and he already has plenty of help here on earth, i.e. Kenites from his encounter with Eve in the garden! (descendants of Cain).
Live Link to- Yes, Satan PLANTED THE TARES
Live Link to- How can you count the number of the beast if you don't know who they are. 666  -  They are descendants of Cain. What shall we do with them after we've counted them? 
Here are Jesus' instructions.
Matthew 13:28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Hmmm, it seems the sowing of the tares was the deliberate covert activity of the enemy/Satan.

Should we go round those suckers up?

Matthew 13::29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Let the tares alone for now! That's an order!
[30] Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are the angels.
Please read all of Matthew 13:24-43

So it seems that the reason to count the "Number of the Beast" is to let us know there are MANY LIVING AMONG US.   
Let the reader BEWARE!
Live Link to-> Locusts, Locusts, Everywhere!
Live Link to->  Fearsome Locust Army
JOEL 1:3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation Joel 1:4 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten
Live Link to> Hosea chapter 8 This is one of the most important chapters of the Bible, that you need to read; for the sake of your eternal soul! Editor's  note: The complete book of Hosea is important; in it you'll find out why God calls you a SPIRITUAL WHORE! Live Link to=>Hosea all 14 chapters


   
Message for all Christians: If the church you regularly attend does not teach the Bible, book by book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse, rightly dividing "The Word of God"; you need to read our Zechariah chapter 10 & 11 studies. Live Links to> Zechariah chapter 10 & chapter 11.Read them both, and then all of our Zechariah studies! You eternal life is at risk!  Actually you need to read all of the Old Testament prophets to learn what Jesus told us, we need to know; because  He told us ALL THINGS,  especially through the Old Testament Prophets. READ THEM ALL!  
THE PRE-EXILIC PROPHETS
listed in chronological order
Joel 850-700 B.C.
Jonah 800 B.C. 
Amos 780-755 B.C.   
Hosea 760-710 B.C.                
Micah 740 B.C.                          
Isaiah 740-680 B.C.
Nahum 700-615 B.C.  
Zephaniah 630-620 B.C.
Habakkuk 627-586 B.C.           
Jeremiah
 626-580 B.C
    Lamentations of Jeremiah   


THE EXILIC PROPHETS
listed in chronological order
Daniel 604-535 B.C.  
Ezekiel 593-570 B.C.                      
Obadiah 585 B.C.  

THE POST EXILIC PROPHETS
listed in chronological order
Haggai 520 B.C.                             
Zechariah 520-518 B.C.                   7
Malachi 450-400 B.C.                                    
Understand Zechariah's Visions About These End Times! 

The season is growing long and the hour is late which means very soon the great false shepherd, the son of perdition, will be cast from heaven with his angels and shall come stand in the holy place claiming to be God (2 Thes. 2). However, his reign has been shortened to only a five month period, which is the time of the locusts of Rev. 9:5 & 10, whose season is from May through September. It shall be at the end of this indignation that the Great Day shall come, that day when Jesus Christ shall return and cleanse the temple leaving not one "stone" left standing atop another (Luke 21:6). In that day He shall set up His everlasting kingdom upon Mount Zion and establish that "wall" around Jerusalem and His judgment shall run down as waters and His righteousness, His Holy Word, shall flow as mighty stream (Amos 5:24).

Read all about this time we're living in and what is going to happen shortly in the world.    Live Link TO> Zechariah chapter 13

We live in the most exciting "Bible Times" in the history of mankind, bar none!

We live in the "time of the end" that the prophet Daniel wrote of and spoke of and desired to "see",
a time when "many would run to and fro" and "knowledge would be increased"
and the "seals" of the great book, God's Word, would be opened
and "unveiled" by the Lamb of God (Rev. 6:1) to "the wise",
who are simply those who sincerely study His Word and hear His voice.

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Daniel was told the words of his prophecy were to be closed up and sealed until the time of the end.

Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Then the wise in "the time of the end", aka "the last days",
would understand what was written concerning the events of the final generation.

We are living in that time now!

So therefore, we can now read and understand.

[10] Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Consider now the times!
Think about the incredible technological age of increased knowledge
and information and global communications in which we live!

Here are the words of Joel as quoted by the apostle Peter
on that first Pentecost Day following the resurrection of Jesus Christ:

Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

All the events that shall happen in and unto this final generation were prophesied long, long ago,
even as Jesus said in Mark 13:23 "...behold, I have foretold you all things".

The eight visions the Lord gave to Zechariah  in 410 BC, concerning these end times, can now be understood.

Let's go to the book of Zechariah and learn about these eight visions:
        1. The Rider on the Red Horse.
        2. & The Four Horns
        3. The Measuring Line
        4. The Branch
        5. The Golden Lampstand
        6. The Flying Scroll
        7. & The Ephah
        8. The Four Chariots

(live link-) to=>>> The complete Book of ZechariahThe nations shall gather against the King of kings at the battle of Armageddon but they shall be destroyed and their power stripped by Jesus Christ and His saints, i.e. by Him who has all power in both heaven and earth. So you can see, there's just no contest! We have the victory in Him (The Real Jesus Christ)! The sad part is that many of our brothers and sisters will have been seduced by the great false shepherd, Satanthe false messiah, the fake bridegroom, etc., and will have committed spiritual adultery, which is idolatry, and will have stumbled and fallen, because they will worship him (Satan) believing he is Jesus Christ (THEIR CHURCHES AREN'T TEACHING THEM HOW TO TELL THE TWO APART)! They will have missed the opportunity to be part of the first fruits, the first resurrection to eternal life! and now having being declared dead (spiritually) they will have to wait until the end of Millennium to receive life which will be at the second resurrection to eternal life! or the second (and final) death for those who don't make it (the death of their soul; they'll be no more!)
If you love the Lord read all of Zechariah and learn what you can expect to see in these coming days prior to His return!
Learn how to tell the deference between the real Jesus Christ and Satan the FALSE CHRIST who will come to earth first, five months prior to Jesus' return, claiming he is God! You don't want Jesus to return and find you have already been to bed with Satan; DO YOU?
The age old question asked by the servants of God both "then" and "now" is,

"When shall the end of this earth age be?

And what signs shall there be that we may know that the return of Christ is "nigh at hand, even at the doors"?

Jesus was ask in Mark 13:4  Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?
When asked this question, Jesus answer was:
Mark 13:28
  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and
They are the bad Figs of Judea. forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29  So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. 30  Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Live Link to> The Parable of the Fig Tree
The Fig Tree was planted on May 14, 1948 so my question is how long is this generation Jesus is referring to? Please read this study>> Live Link to>> After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, ...
The year 2030 is getting close!
The season is growing long and the hour is late which means very soon the great false shepherd, the son of perdition, will be cast from heaven with his angels and shall come stand in the holy place claiming to be God (2 Thes. 2). However, his reign has been shortened to only a five month period, which is the time of the locusts of Rev. 9:5 & 10, whose season is from May through September. It shall be at the end of this indignation that the Great Day shall come, that day when Jesus Christ shall return and cleanse the temple leaving not one "stone" left standing atop another (Luke 21:6). In that day He shall set up His everlasting kingdom upon Mount Zion and establish that "wall" around Jerusalem and His judgment shall run down as waters and His righteousness, His Holy Word, shall flow as mighty stream (Amos 5:24).
You see the temple Jesus destroys at His return is not a building, or a structure, as we think it to be, when we read in the New Testament, that not one stone will be left standing a top another, but, is rather, the religious system He finds in place at His return, which was set up by the little rock (Satan) who is not the true Rock (Jesus Christ), and put in place by all of Satan's little stones, i.e. his off spring, (the sons of Cain). Those are the stones we read about that will not be left, one upon another, in Matthew 24:2! Those stones are the Jewish leaders , Jesus addresses in John 8:44, who are of their father, the devil.  They are the Kenites, Satan's grandchildren from his sexual encounter with Eve in the "Garden of Eden" where she gave birth to Satan's son Cain. The Kenites are Cain's descendants, who have today mixed with descendants of Judah in that little country in the middle east we know as Israel today.  They are the BAD FIGS of JUDEA