Additions, Corrections to Messages

 

We try to make sure all of our messages are clear, truthful, and grammatically correct to the best of our abilities. Yet I am not the sharpest tack in the box, far from the smartest one around. And as we grow in the Word, we are enlightened, learn more truths about our God, and more is revealed to us. We try to continually add to or correct our messages; but if there are conflicts between our messages; the newest one is correct, unless it contains a typogrphical error. 

 

8/23/17 - Heaven; beginning – Christ’s death Minor amending

 

            Heaven; after Christ’s atoning grace on the cross – Minor amending

 

5/7/17 Tribulation; Jesus Returns (Gathers Up/Raptures Believers); God’s Wrath - Replaces, Paul; antichrist Comes before Jesus Returns

                   Apostle Paul in 2Thess 2:1-4 dispels replacement and pretribulation theories

 

4/19/17Our Promises Rewritten 3/20/17

 

4/12/17 - Day of Atonement; Passover; 1st Fruits Has replaced, “Jesus symbolized as Goat, Sheep, in 7 Feasts”

                  Explain Jesus’ Birth, Crucifixion, Resurrection; as Scapegoat, Passover Lamb

 

3/20/17 - What Spiritually Happened on the Cross - Rewritten 3/20/17

 

3/17/17 – Jesus the FirstbornRewrote following: 2. Jesus is our brother 14th paragraph

 

Yet Jesus’ eternal spiritual being, His soul and spirit, are eternal; and because they had our sins laid upon them, Jesus’ spiritual being descended into Hades. Where He would have to endure the torture of the flames of Hades, as symbolized by the Passover Lamb; like the rich man Jesus told us about.

* For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. Ac 2:27 ESV+

*Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire--its head with its legs and its entrails. Ex 12:9 NKJV+

*And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. Lk 16:24 KJV

 

Here His spiritual being suffered until His sacrifice was accepted by His Father, and all believers were justified, and made righteous. Then Jesus descended into the Abyss to deposit the sins that were laid on Him; for Jesus was symbolized as the scapegoat who would deposit our sins in a solitary place, the Abyss.

*Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Isa 53:10-11 KJV+*and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a solitary land: Lev 16:ptn22 ASV

 

Here Jesus would announce His victory over death, over satan to all the demons, especially the angels who disobeyed God in the time of Noah and became demons, who were present here. 

*or “ ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). Ro 10:7 ESV+

*For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit ; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, 1Pe 3:18-19 NASB+

 

Jesus would now be the first spiritual being of mankind to come into Heaven; after His physical body died. Since Jesus’ sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins had been accepted by His Father, and He had deposited all the sins laid upon Him; His spiritual being was holy once more; and could ascend into Heaven. What Spiritually Happened on the Cross

*This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men." (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) Eph 4:8-10 NIV+

 

3/14/17 - Resurrection Week: 7 Days Salvation Completed – Rewrote following: Middle of message

 

Christ’s physical being was dead, yet His human spiritual being, His soul and spirit, was alive and descended into Hades. There Jesus would spiritually endure the torture of the flames; like the rich man did.

* For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. Ac 2:27 ESV+

*"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. "In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. "And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame. Lk 16:22-24 NASB+

 

This is foreshadowed when the Passover Lamb who symbolized Jesus, after it was physically died had to be roasted over an open flame.  

*Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 1Co 5:7 NASB+

*Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire--its head with its legs and its entrails. Ex 12:9 NKJV+

 

In Hades our Father would accept Jesus’ sacrifice as atonement for the sins of all believers. Christ’s sacrificial death upon the cross and suffering in Hades are the only means by which our sins can ever be forgiven; our spiritual being can be made perfectly holy as we are sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 

*Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Isa 53:10 NKJV+

[He will see the results of the suffering of his soul] and be satisfied; by [knowledge of him] my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. Is 53:11 NIV+

*For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified Heb 10:14 NASB+

*This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1Jn 4:10 NIV+

 

Jesus spiritual being would then descend into the Abyss, to Tartarus (Greek), the deepest part where in a prison certain demons are kept; including the angels who disobeyed God at the time of Noah. There Jesus would deposit the sins of all believers which were laid upon Him on the cross. Here Jesus proclaimed His victory over sin, over death; over satan and all the demons there.

*or, Who shall descend into the abyss? (That is, to bring Christ up from the dead.) Ro 10:7 ASV

*For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water 1Pe 3:18-20 NASB+

*For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell [Greek Tartarus] and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; 2Pe 2:4 ESV+

 

This was foreshadowed when Jesus was symbolized by the scapegoat on the Day of Atonement; who would have the sins of the world laid upon Him. Then Jesus would carry these sins to a solitary place, and deposit these sins there; the most solitary place in all of God’s creation, the prison in the deepest part of the Abyss.

*He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites--all their sins--and put them on the goat's head. He shall send the goat away into the desert in the care of a man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a solitary place; and the man shall release it in the desert. Lev 16:22 NIV+

 

Then Jesus’ spiritual being, His soul and spirit, would be the first spiritual being of a man born by a woman, to be taken into Heaven. Jesus spiritual being would come up from Hades, into the earthly heaven, which is still part of satan’s kingdom and outside of our Father’s Heavenly Kingdom. Here Jesus would pick up all the Old Covenant saints, who were waiting in Abraham’s Bosom (Heaven or Hell) until He had atoned for their sins, and bring them like a train behind Him into Heaven. It will always be first for the Jew and then the Gentile.

*But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men." (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) Eph 4:7-10 NIV+

*For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. Heb 9:15 NASB+

 

2/2/17 – Jesus Born Tishri 10,5BC; Died Nisan 14, 30ADRewrote following

 

11. Jewish calendar year, months, week, days  

 

Jewish 354 day calendar year

 

The Jewish calendar follows the lunar cycle of the moon, for our God designed many of these Feasts to be celebrated on a full moon. The lunar cycle is 29.53 days; so the 12 Jewish months were alternated with odd months having 30 days, while the even months have 29 days (averaging 29.5 days); a 354 day year. The 1st day of a month starts when the smallest part of the crescent of the moon first appeared, the 14th - 15th day would have the full moon, and on the 29th-30th the moon would disappear.

 

The regular 354 day Jewish calendar had to be adjusted to the 365 day solar calendar we use, to keep in balance with the 4 seasons of the year; for the Feasts depended on when Israel’s crops were grown and harvested.  365 – 354 = 11 days; 3 years would be 33 days (month lost); 9 years 99 days (3 months lost, as well as a season; spring would be winter.

 

The Jewish calendar was balanced 2 ways; first to help balance any error in matching the 29.5 days monthly days the lunar days 29.53, and any errors in first seeing the moon to start the months. A day could be added to Chesvan or subtracted from Kislev. So a regular lunar year could be 353 days or 354 days or 355 days.

Then to balance the 354 day lunar cycle to the 365 day solar cycle; when needed a 13th month of 30 days called Adar 1, was added, before the month of Adar. So a lunar leap year could be 383 days or 384 days or 385 days.

 

At the time when Jesus lived human sight was used to designation when the moon first appeared; and we do not know when any days or a month were added. But around 320-385AD Hillel designed a rotation formula to balance the lunar cycle to the solar cycle.

The extra 30 day month of Adar 1 is added 7 times over 19 years; on the 3-6-8-11-14-17-19; then this cycle begins again.

 

Since the lunar cycle month can have over a 32 day fluctuation on when it happens in the solar cycle year; a 2 month period on solar calendars is needed to indicate when each Jewish month can occur.

 

Note: If one wants to use the astronomy records from the U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department; they show a full moon occurred back at the time of Jesus; on Fri April 7, 30 AD. This coincides with the date we believe Jesus was crucified; 30 AD on Nisan 14. 

 

Jewish months; there are 2 different calendar months; a religious year for the 7 Feasts of which starts first with the most important Feast of the Passover. And a secular, civil, year which starts in the fall after most of the crops have been harvested. 

 

      Feast Calendar                          Secular Calendar               U.S./Jewish

 

(1) Nisan:       Mar/Apr -  30 Days            (1) Tishri:     Sept/Oct - 30 Days         Jan – Tevet/Shevat       

(2) Iyar:        Apr/May -  29 Days            (2) Cheshvan  Oct/Nov – (29 or 30)        Feb – (Shevat/Adar 1)*

(3) Sivan:       May/June - 30 Days            (3) Kislev      Nov/Dec – (30 or 29)        Feb - Shevat/Adar               

(4) Tammuz:    June/July - 29 Days            (4) Tevet      Dec/Jan – 29 Days          Mar – Adar/Nisan

(5) Av:           July/Aug -  30 Days            (5) Shevat     Jan/Feb – 30 Days          Apr – Nisan/Iyar

(6) Elul:          Aug/Sept - 29 Days            (6) *Adar 1    (Feb/Mar - 30)*             May – Iyar/Sivian       

(7) Tishri:       Sept/Oct - 30 Days            (6) Adar       Feb/Mar - 29 Days          June – Sivian/Tammuz

(8) Cheshvan:    Oct/Nov - (29 or 30)          (7) Nisan      Mar/Apr – 30 Days          July – Tammuz/Av

(9) Kislev:        Nov/Dec - (30 or 29)          (8) Iyar        Apr/May – 29 Days          Aug - Av/Elul  

(10) Tevet:      Dec/Jan -  29 Days            (9) Sivan       May/June - 30 Days         Sept – Elul/Tishri

(11) Shevat:     Jan/Feb -  30 Days            (10) Tammuz  June/July – 29 Days          Oct – Tishri/Cheshvan

(12) *Adar 1:    Feb/Mar - (30 Days)*         (11) Av          July/Aug – 30 Days          Nov – Cheshvan/Kislev    

(12/13) *Adar:  Feb/Mar - 29 Days            (12) Elul        Aug/Sept - 29 Days          Dec – Kislev/Tevet      

 

12 month year 353-355 days depending on adjustment days of Cheshvan + Kislev

13 month leap year Adar 1 added 30 days is 383-385 years

 

353-355 days per year; regular calendar 354 days; Kislev 29 days (-1) 353 Days; Cheshvan 30 days (+1) 355 days

*Leap years; 13 month Adar 1 +30 days; 384 days:                         383 days;                            385 days

 

Jewish week and days; Jewish days begin at sundown of the previous day; while our day begins at midnight. So there is around a (- +) 4 hour discrepancy in Jewish days to our days. Jesus’ birth, crucifixion and resurrection are much easier to understand when we know when the Jewish day began and ended, so we know when these events happened.

 

++We use 6 pm as the time for sundown, when the day ends and a new day begins in the illustration below. The actual time of sundown fluctuates throughout the year. 

 

Sun                      Mon                 Tues                  Wed

 

1st Day; Yom Rishon:    2nd Day; Yom Sheini:    3rd Day; Yom Shlishi:    4th Day; Yom R'vi'I:                                    

Sat 6pm-12am               Sun 6pm-12am            Mon 6pm-12am           Tues 6pm-12am

Sun 12am-6am               Mon 12am-6am           Tues 12am-6am           Wed 12am-6am

Sun 6am-12pm               Mon 6am-12pm           Tues 6am-12pm           Wed 6am-12pm

Sun 12pm-6pm               Mon 12pm-6pm           Tues 12pm-6pm           Wed 12pm-**6pm

 

Thurs                    Fri                      Sat

 

5th Day; Yom Chamishi:    6th Day; Yom Shishi:    7th Day; Yom Shabbat: Regular Sabbath     

Wed 6pm-12am               Thurs 6pm-12am            Fri 6pm-12am

Thurs 12am-6am              Fri 12am-6am               Sat 12am-6am 

Thurs 6am-12pm              Fri 6am-12pm               Sat 6am-12pm

Thurs 12pm-6pm              Fri 12pm-6pm               Sat 12pm-6pm           

 

Jewish Calendar

 

1/9/17 – Rewrote parts of following: 7 Different Baptisms

 

Answers Baptism QuizBaptisms O/C; Jesus                 

 

12/24/16 – God Becomes Man Rewritten 12/24/16

 

9/22/16 - Our Soul and Spirit; Our Body and Mind  Rewritten 9/22/16

 

7/2/16 – Paul; man of lawlessness/antichrist/beast Comes before Jesus Returns ------  Rewrote following:

 

10a. Understanding Tribulation

 

Tribulation: Children of God will always face intense pressure which may cause a child of God to be killed for following Jesus. satan will always be able to deceive some into killing those who are children of God; this will happen in different areas of the world, at different times. There will be famines, pestilence, and earthquakes which will be the beginning of sorrows for those who follow Jesus, yet tribulation refers to God’s children being killed because we love Him more than our own physical lives. When Revelation was written John was in the tribulation of the Roman Empire, who were killing any Christians the could find; yet today more Christians are being martyred than at any other time in history (including China, many 3rd world nations, radical Islamic nations, groups, and individuals).

*For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sakeMatt NKJV+

*For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. Mk 8:35 NIV+

*I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Rev 1:9 ESV+

 

When Paul was writing Romans God’s children were in tribulation by the Roman Empire who ruled the earth. They were being killed like sheep going to slaughter all day long. But through tribulations, being willing to give our lives for Jesus, those in Christ are more than conquers through Jesus who loves us; and enter into the Kingdom of God. The body of Christ will always have to face tribulation in some part of this world until Jesus returns. 

*Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: "For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter." Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Ro 8:35-37 NKJV+

*And when they had preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God." Ac 14:21-22 NKJV+

 

Jesus tells us about satan (devil) casting some of the congregation in Smyrna into tribulation; those who will be faithful to Jesus until death would receive the crown of life.

*'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2:9-10 NASB+

 

Jesus threatens great tribulation to some from the congregation in Thyatira; His great anger for the sexual sins they continued to commit. Any who would not repent of the sexual sins they were committing, strive to commit them no more, would be thrown into great tribulation. They would be tested whether they would give their physical lives for Jesus and be given eternal life in Heaven. Or save their physical life now by denying their Savior and then await the eternal torment of Hell when they physically died on earth.

*Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, Rev 2:22 ESV+

*"Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matt 10:28 NASB+

 

There will be a great tribulation, which will kill the greatest number of God’s children for not denying Him the world will ever see. This will happen in the future, when the the man of lawlessness/antichrist/beast will rule over this physical world for 3½ years.

*For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matt 24:21 NKJV+

 

“The Great Tribulation” is referred to only once in God’s Word, refers to all those who are killed for our God, are given a white robe; and then told to wait until the correct number of those who are martyred for Christ has been completed. See 6b. Order God’s children above

*When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed. Rev 6:9-11 NIV+

 

For only when the number of those who are killed for Christ is completed; will satan (accuser) be overcome. Those who have been martyred for our God are shown as a multitude of spiritual beings wearing white robes; the robes they made white by giving their lives out of their love for our Father, for Jesus, and for spreading the gospel with the Holy Spirit.

*Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Rev 12:10-11 NKJV+

*After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, Rev 7:9 NKJV

*And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Rev 7:14 KJV

 

We have referred to “the great tribulation” as the time when the man of lawlessness/antichrist/beast ruled over the earth; but now believe it is referring to all those who have been killed for our God. We will change our other messages to this meaning as soon as possible (Additions Corrections Page). 6/27/16

 

Trials, tests: All children of God will face trials and tests our Father will use to separate His children from those who are satan’s children. God does not tempt us; but allows satan his demons to test us, as they try to pull us away from our God.

*For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Eph 6:12 NIV+

*Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. Ja 1:12 NIV+

 

All who live on this earth will have to face an hour of trial, a test of their love for Jesus. Each will be different according to our weaknesses. Peter tells of the fiery trials some God’s children were experiencing in his day.

*Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1Pe 4:12-13 NIV+

*If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 1Pe 4:14 NASB+

 

The congregation of Philadelphia in Revelation 3:10 was a poor but faithful congregation to Jesus. Their hour of trial was much like the trials   Peter told us about above. This congregation was being reviled, slandered, and having their lives made miserable by some of the Jews there who were under the control of satan. Jesus told us God’s children will not be taken out of this world; but His Father will keep us from satan the evil one. Here Jesus tells this congregation He would keep them from satan (the evil one); and make these Jews controlled by satan bow down to them and acknowledge Jesus loved them.

*I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. Rev 3-10 NIV+

*I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the worldI do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. Jn 17:12-15 NKJV+

 

If this was referring to great tribulation; Jesus would have said great tribulation as He did to the congregation of Thyatira. If this was referring to tribulation; Jesus would have said tribulation as He did to Smyrna.

*Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, Rev 2:22 ESV+

*'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2:10 NASB+

 

Our Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials, while holding the unrighteous for the Day of Judgment. The congregation in Philadelphia foreshadowed how we will be able to overcome trials we will face; with the help of our God and patient endurance.

*if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, faithfully enduring. 2Pe 2:9 NIV+

*No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1Co 10:13 ESV+

*But he who endures to the end shall be saved. Matt 24:7-13 NKJV

 

Jesus told John in an orderly fashion what to write; and the last existing congregation Jesus told us about in Revelation was in Laodicea. This congregation was wealthy, and believed they no longer needed God for they had all they wanted. This foreshadows the U.S. a wealthy nation which is becoming an immoral secular nation, and no longer needs God. Because we are neither hot nor cold, God will spit us out of His mouth; throw us into trials, tribulation, and if we are still alive into great tribulation of the man of lawlessness/antichrist/beast. To separate His children from satan’s children. Separate those who will come into Heaven; from those who will end up in Hell.

*I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouthYou say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. Rev 3 15-18 NIV+

 

5/30/16 – Who Our God Is ------ Added Following:

 

Our God has changed twice to make us His children. First our God’s Son, who was a holy spiritual being, changed His very essence by becoming a physical being with flesh, though He was still God, He became a man, became Jesus; who would redeem us from our sins. Then Jesus who was still God’s Son, changed for the second time when He was resurrected from the dead by the Holy Spirit, who gave Him a glorified physical body; which He will give to all of God’s children when He returns for us. Though our God has not, nor ever will change His holiness, His truthfulness, or His love for us.

*And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. Jn 1:14 ESV+

*who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Phil 3:21 NKJV+

 

5/9/16 - 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets; Then 7 Bowls of God’s Wrath – Added or amended as follows:

 

Added to Appendix Timing:

We will not know the day or hour the 2595 days begins or ends (Matt 24:36), but we will know the season (Matt 24:32-33). For the 3½ year, 42 month, 1260 day periods of both the 2 prophets/witnesses and the antichrist are special; will not match up with the Jewish calendar.

 

Made more clear, added following:

*144,000: Are men from the tribes of Israel chosen by God to be evangelists (servants) to Israel, maybe all people. They will be protected by God through the 1st through 5th trumpets, the time of the 2 witnesses/prophets; and along with 2 witnesses/prophets try to bring Israel and maybe other Gentiles to God. 

*Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads." And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed: Rev 7:2-4 NKJV+

*They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Rev 9:4 ESV+

 

The 144,000 will be taken to Heaven without physically dying as firstfruits to God and Jesus (Lamb), for they are shown standing on Mountain Zion with our Father and Jesus name written on their foreheads. And they can sing a song no one else can sing for they are the firstfruits; the only believers at this time who have not physically died, yet have been physically resurrected to Heaven with glorified bodies.

*Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. Rev 14:1 NASB+

*and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, Rev 14:3-4 ESV+

 

Note: The 2 witnesses/prophets from the 7th seal above will be the firstfruits, the first believers who physically die, have their soul and spirits taken to Heaven; then have their bodies resurrected and glorified, reunited with their spiritual being, and taken to Heaven to live with God forever. The 144,000 do not die, are the firstfruits of those who will be alive on earth when Jesus returns, and be given glorified bodies and taken to Heaven, to be with Jesus forever. Notice both firstfruits offerings are men from Israel; for it will always be first for the Jew, then the Gentile.

*There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 2:9-10 NIV+

 

We know the 144,000 are taken into Heaven as the antichrist/beast comes into power in the 6th trumpet, for this verse in Revelation precedes the angel announcing all will be blessed who die for the Lord in the great tribulation of the antichrist from now on, just a few verses later.

*And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” Rev 14:13 ESV+

 

*7 Thunders are canceled. We must remember God gave satan through the antichrist the ability to physically rule over this world for 3½ years. This was established in front of His angelic Council or Court in Heaven, as a set time, a law, which the court was to administer. The antichrist will appeal to the Heavenly Court for more time, but they will take away his power at the set time that God gave him; 3½ years. 

*He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. "'But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Da 7:25-26 NIV+ Time = 1year + times = 2years + half a time = ½ year or total of 3½ years

 

God will keep His Word; give the antichrist his promised 3½ years to rule. Yet because of the mass killing of believers (remember the woman, the elect of Israel will be protected through the time of the antichrist; Rev 12:6) our Father will end our tribulation early. So there will be believers on the earth when Jesus returns in the clouds to gather us up to Him and take us to Heaven.

*And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Matt 24:22 ASV

*And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” Lk 18:7-8 ESV+

 

It could also be for those of Israel, a few Gentiles, to keep them physically alive so they can call on the Lord when He comes in power and are saved; so they can repopulate the earth.

*And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls. Joel 2:32 ESV+

 

Our Father will shorten His tribulation by canceling the 7 thunders; the next 7 tribulations which would have come upon the earth after the 6th trumpet, after the rule of the antichrist is over; but before the 7th trumpet, when all believers are gathered up to the clouds to be with Jesus forever.

*Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them." Rev 10:4 NKJV+

*but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.  Rev 10:7 ESV+

 

5/5/16 - 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets; Then 7 Bowls of God’s Wrath – Added or amended as follows:

 

3a. The 3 blessings from God; 3 – Represents divine perfection and completeness

 

(1) Blessing from God already being received by believers

1st Seal: The Holy Spirit is given, He comes to sanctify any who will submit to God; helps us conquer satan and death through Christ’s atoning grace so we may be given the crown of life.

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. Rev 6:1-2 ESV+

*But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro 8:37-39 NASB+

*I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown. Rev 3:11 ASV

Verse referring to Jesus coming quickly, at the twinkling of an eye when He returns; not that it will happen soon

 

This rider must be holy so they can wear the crown of life, show believers what they will be given. We believe this rider to be the Holy Spirit; though it can also be an angel of God (see 3b1 below), or possibly Jesus. Since this rider came to conquer, and was given the crown of life; his opponent can only be satan, his demons, and the eternal death for those who follow them.

 

This rider cannot be the antichrist if we understand the difference between the 2 crowns given in Revelation.

 

A. The crown of life, Greek stephanos, is the crown given to the rider of the white horse; can only be given to those who have been made spiritually holy, by the means of Christ’s atoning grace on the cross. satan/antichrist/false prophet can never become spiritually holy, cannot be given this crown, the antichrist/beast could not have been this rider.  

Jesus offers this crown of life (stephanos) to all who will overcome, conquer satan in Rev 2:10, 3:11; the 24 elders in Heaven are wearing them Rev 4:4; the woman who represents the 12 tribes of Israel wears one Rev 12:1; even the Son of Man wears the crown of life in Heaven Rev 14:14. The crown of life (stephanos) is also referred to in 1Co 9:25, 1Thess 2:19, 2Ti 2:5, 4:8; and Ja 1:12.

 

B. The diadem, is a crown worn by leaders who are given physical power by God to rule over kingdoms on this earth. The antichrist will wear the crowns of many nations for 3½ years, when God gives him the authority to rule over this physical earth as he desires; he will put Israel, all believers, and some unbelievers under great physical tribulation. Though the Holy Spirit will always be spiritually present to the end, helping believers retain our crowns of life; offering this crown to all who will call on the name of Jesus, and be saved by His grace. 

 

Use NASB+ or ESV+ for diadems in Revelation.

Diadems are worldly crowns given to satan (red dragon Rev 12:9) Rev 12:3; then satan gives them to antichrist/beast Rev 13:1; and finally Jesus comes in power to defeat the antichrist and becomes King over this world, wearing the diadems He has taken from the antichrist Rev 19:12.

 

White refers to holiness throughout Revelation; something the antichrist can never be; a color he will never be represented by. Rev 3:4-5; 6:11; 19:11+14; 20:11

 

Bow: We believe bow refers to the Spirit coming to wage a spiritual war, not a physical war; for He has a bow to wage a spiritual war, but has no arrows to physically destroy anyone.

Some believe the Spirit had a bow; the bright appearance of the glory of God all around Him, like a rainbow on a cloudy day. As He came to introduce Jesus to all who would accept Him as our Lord.

*Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking. Eze 1:28 ESV+

 

Out of the Abyss: The antichrist/beast will come up out of the Abyss, the deepest part of Hades, not from the Kingdom of God in Heaven.

*Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them. Rev 11:7 NIV+

 

The 1st seal began when the indwelling of the Spirit could be given; after Christ’s death and resurrection allowed us to become spiritually holy, so the Spirit could live in our hearts. Peter tells us the end times of the New Covenant had begun when the Spirit was given at Pentecost in 30AD. And Jesus promised to give the crown of life to those who lived on earth around 95 AD when Revelation was written. All who would be faithful unto death to Jesus; are conquers of the 2nd death, eternal life in Hell, the lake of fire. Others believe this rider went out around 95 AD when John was given this Revelation.

*For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel: ‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; Ac 2:15-17 ESV+

*'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2:10 NASB+

*He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’ Rev 2:11 ESV+

 

3b1. The spiritual riders of the 2nd - 3rd - 4th seals are the angels of God.

 

Maybe regular angels

*“I saw in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen, and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses. Zech 1:8 ESV+

*And the man who was standing among the myrtle trees answered and said, "These are those whom the Lord has sent to patrol the earth." So they answered the angel of the Lord who was standing among the myrtle trees and said, "We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth is peaceful and quiet." Zech 1:10-11 NASB+

 

Or they might be 4 angels around the Throne of God; 3 angels who ride to bring tribulation; and the 4th angel might be the rider of the 1st seal, who wears the crown of life; see 3a. 2nd paragraph  

*With the first chariot were red horses, with the second chariot black horses, with the third chariot white horses, and with the fourth chariot strong dappled horses. Then I spoke and said to the angel who was speaking with me, "What are these, my lord?" The angel replied to me, "These are the four spirits of heaven, going forth after standing before the Lord of all the earth, Zech 6:2-5 NASB+

*And the angel answered and said to me, “These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth. Zech 6:5 ESV+

*Then he called to me, "Look, those going toward the north country have given my Spirit [or spirit] rest in the land of the north." Zech 6:8 NIV+ If “spirit” taken out God’s anger on people so our Father’s spirit is; If Spirit means they are helping the Holy Spirit.

 

We believe the riders of the 2nd; 3rd; 4th seals below brought tribulation after the Holy Spirit was given believers in 30AD; for John says he was our brother in tribulation before he was given this revelation; many others believe these riders went out around 95 AD when John was given this Revelation.

* I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Rev 1:9 ESV+

 

3b2 The great multitude of the 5th seal; those killed for Christ    

The great multitude is the spiritual beings, the souls and spirits, of those who have been killed for loving their God; they are the martyrs who make up the 5th seal. They stand in white robes before the throne of God, the white robes they were given because they gave their physical lives on earth for their God. They were told to wait a little longer until the correct number of believers had been killed; those who would not deny their Lord. 

*After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, Rev 7:9 NKJV

*Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed. Rev 6:11 NIV+

 

They cry out for the salvation which belongs to God and the Lamb. And they will receive it just before the 5th trumpet, when the correct number of believers has given their physical lives for our God; and satan is cast down to earth.

*and crying out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" Rev 7:9-10 NKJV

*Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Rev 12:10-11 NKJV+

 

We believe the KJV translation is correct by merely stating great tribulation; the great tribulation these believers have gone through in giving their physical lives for Jesus. The great tribulation does not happen until the 6th trumpet comes. Jesus also says He will send great tribulation (suffering, distress) as a punishment in Rev. 2:22, but only once does He refer to great tribulation such as the world will ever see; the great tribulation 3½ year period of the antichrist/beast. Other good translations use “the great tribulation, but it is not in context with the time the great tribulation happens in the 6th trumpet.

*And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Rev 7:14 KJV

 

4/30/16 - 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets; Then 7 Bowls of God’s Wrath – Added following:

 

1. The events of Revelation come in order they are written

 

Our Father had Jesus directly give us one last message in Revelation; to explain what will happen, until God takes us home as His children in a new Heaven and earth. This message lists the 21 events of the 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 bowls; which will happen in the order Jesus gave them to us, and the rest of Revelation flows correctly as it is written. Because His words were extremely important as given, Jesus promised to bless those who read it, hear it, and keep it; while warning if anyone changes this message, they will receive the plagues in this book, will not receive eternal life in Heaven; the only time this has happened in the Word of God.

Revelation was hard for earlier Christian leaders to understand, so they used other prophecies from God’s Word to try and explain this message. Yet as the Spirit has continually given us spiritual and physical revelations, we are now beginning to understand Revelation, and we should now use it as the main reference for end times. Then use the context of all other prophesies to conform to Revelation; which is hard for many to do, as they have perceptions which they have been taught, grown up with from by leaders before we were given more knowledge about Revelation. Here we will try to use Revelation first, and then add other prophecies to it; welcome comments which differ. 

*Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. Rev 1:3 NKJV+

I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. Rev 22:18-19 ESV+

 

Example; Rev. does not talk about a 7 year tribulation, but about 7 years of protection available for those of Israel; by the 2 witnesses/prophets for 3½ years Rev 11:3, then by God for 3½ years Rev 12:6.

 

Appendix 3rd item:

 

*7 Thunders are canceled. We must remember God gave satan through the antichrist the ability to physically rule over this world for 3½ years; 1260 days. This was established in front of His angelic Council or Court in Heaven, as a set time, a law, which the court was to administer. The antichrist will appeal to the Heavenly Court for more time, but they will take away his power at the set time that God gave Him; 3½ years. 

*He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. "'But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed forever. Da 7:25-26 NIV+

 

God will keep His Word; give the antichrist his promised 3½ years to rule. Yet because of the mass killing of believers (remember the woman, the elect of Israel will be protected through the time of the antichrist; Rev 12:6) our Father will end tribulation early; so more believers can be gathered physically alive up in the clouds to Jesus and be taken to Heaven. Our Father will do so by canceling the 7 thunders; the next 7 tribulations which would have come upon the earth after the 6th trumpet, after the rule of the antichrist is over; but before the 7th trumpet, when all believers are gathered up to the clouds to be with Jesus forever.

*And except those days had been shortened, no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Matt 24:22 ASV

*Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them." Rev 10:4 NKJV+

*but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.  Rev 10:7 ESV+

 

It could also be for mostly Israel, a few Gentiles, to keep them physically alive so they can call on the Lord when He comes in power and are saved; so they can repopulate the earth.

*And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls. Joel 2:32 ESV+

 

4/28/16 - Israel Will Always Be a Nation – Renamed; previously Prophecy of Israel to War of Gog – briefly edited

 

4/21/16 - Where we are in End Times – Revised as follows

 

4a5 The 144,000 will be men from the tribes of Israel chosen by God to be evangelists (servants) to Israel, maybe all people. They will be protected by God through the 1st through 5th trumpets, the time of the 2 witnesses/prophets; and along with 2 witnesses/prophets try to bring Israel and maybe other Gentiles to God. See 4a25

*Then I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, "Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads." And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed: Rev 7:2-4 NKJV+

*They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. Rev 9:4 ESV+

 

4a25 The 144,000 will be men evangelists from the tribes of Israel (See 4a5) and they will be taken to Heaven without dying as firstfruits to God and Jesus (Lamb). For they are shown standing on Mountain Zion with our Father’s and Jesus’ name written on their foreheads. They can sing a song no one else can sing for they are the only ones at this time who will not have physically died, yet be physically resurrected to Heaven with glorified bodies. We know it happens before the 6th trumpet when the antichrist comes, for after this the angel announces all will be blessed who die for the Lord in the great tribulation of the antichrist.

*Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. Rev 14:1 NASB+

*and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, Rev 14:3-4 ESV+

*And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” Rev 14:13 ESV+

 

Note: The 2 witnesses/prophets from the 7th seal above will be the firstfruits of believers who physically die, who are spiritually in Heaven; and then have their bodies resurrected, given glorified bodies, and taken to Heaven be with Jesus forever (see 4b6). The 144,000 do not die, are the firstfruits of those who will be alive on earth when Jesus returns, and be given glorified bodies and taken to Heaven, to be with Jesus forever. Notice both firstfruits offerings are men from Israel; it will always be first for the Jew, then the Gentile.

*There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 2:9-10 NIV+

 

2/18/16 – Seven Different Baptisms – General edit to make it clearer

 

2/6/16 – The antichrist – Changed following 2 paragraphs in 7. 

 

We will be gathered to be with Jesus when the 7th trumpet sounds and He returns in the clouds for all believers. As the kingdom of the world once more becomes the Kingdom of our God; and our Father will anoint Jesus as King over this world, forever and ever. This can only happen after the antichrist’s 3 1/2 years of rule are over, when he no longer has any physical power over believers.

*Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”  Rev 11:15 ESV+

*in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable , and we will be changed. 1Co 15:52 NASB+

 

We will have all the visions, prophecies, and mysteries of God revealed to us when the 7th trumpet is sounded, as Jesus is anointed King over the world. Thus completing the final part of Daniel’s seventy sevens; to seal up all visions and prophecy, to anoint a most Holy One.

*but that in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, just as he announced to his servants the prophets. Rev 10:7 ESV+

*"Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy [one]. Da 9:24 NIV+

 

Deleted this paragraph in 10.

When Jesus physically establishes His Kingdom on this earth, He will be anointed the most Holy One, the King over this earth and the heavens around it. He will have completed the last part of Daniel’s seventy sevens. For He will have completely destroyed the antichrist who was the previous ruler over this earthly kingdom; and locked up satan who gave this kingdom to the antichrist for 1,000 years. Jesus alone will be King over this Kingdom forever.

*"Seventy 'sevens' are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy [one]. Da 9:24 NIV+

 

Tribulation – Part of 4. was rewritten as follows: We know this is 70AD because this is the last time the Jewish people were dispersed to all nations. When the antichrist comes some will be protected by God; and some will live under the antichrist’s rule in Jerusalem, in Israel, and the rest of the world.  

 

1/14/16 – Where We are in End TimesCorrected following section to this:

                                             4a. 1260 days of 2 witnesses: 7th seal, 1st- 5th Trumpets, 1st woe

                                             4b. 1260 days of antichrist’s (beast): 6th Trumpet, 2nd woe

 

12/10/15 - 1. Jesus Born Tishri 10 5BC: Died Nisan 30AD - rewrote 9. The seven Jewish Feasts and what they symbolize

 

2. When Life Begins: When life Ends – Added following: Note: An embryo is the tiny physical being which attaches to their mother’s womb after growing for 6-12 days from the time they were conceived from a woman’s ovum and a man’s sperm. The Spirit then creates an eternal spiritual being (soul and spirit) within this one week old embryo of many hundred cells; giving them life.

 

3. Abortion - Added following: Note: An embryo is the tiny physical being which attaches to their mother’s womb after growing for 6-12 days from the time they were conceived from a woman’s ovum and a man’s sperm. The Spirit then creates an eternal spiritual being (soul and spirit) within this one week old embryo of many hundred cells; giving them life. Our God would not have us kill the physical being in which the Spirit has created an eternal spiritual being in the image of our God; nor the potential life which began at conception.

 

11/3/15 What Is Sin - Changed name, edited to make clearer.

 

8/4/15 Lord’s SupperChanged simple Lord’s Supper service prayer as follows:

Opening prayer: Dear Jesus, we thank You for inviting us to Your supper. As we come to your table, open our hearts to humbly repent of all the sins that we have committed; including those we are not even aware of doing. Help us to forgive others, as You have forgiven us. Spiritually unite and hold us together with all believers in Your one Holy, Invisible, Church. Give us the confidence to know the prayers we offer up in Your name, will be answered by our Heavenly Father according to His will. And continually supply us with strength to love You above all things; and our neighbors as ourselves. Amen

 

4/29/15 TribulationClarified following section of 6.

Tribulation has continued on to the times we are now in. Jesus warned us we will always have tribulation, trials, tests, and hardships, which we must overcome to be children of God. Yet we have nothing to fear, for Jesus has overcome each and every trouble, and will help us through them if we will only trust in our Savior.

*These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."  Jn 16:33 NKJV+

*strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God." Ac 14:22 NKJV+

 

Revelation chapter 6 continues with the events which happened after Christ ascended into Heaven and we were given the Holy Spirit to make us children of God. It uses symbolic words and images in the first 5 seals to describe events which are still are happening today. 

 

The first 4 seals brought a spiritual rider upon a horse to do our Father’s work; much the same way angelic beings have always been going out and doing our Father’s work. Dappled horses are pale horses.  

*The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong. Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” And the angel answered and said to me, “These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth. Zech 6:2-5 ESV+

 

The 1st seal begins with a white horse, a majestic steed in battle. And white is symbolized as holiness, purity throughout Revelation.

*I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Rev 6:2 NASB+

*“My anger is hot against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the Lord of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them like his majestic steed in battle. Zech 10:3 ESV+

*The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. Rev 3:5 ESV+

 

Our Heavenly Father will give the battle bow to the rider, who will help make believers mighty in battle, give us the courage to tell all about our great God. And we shall fight satan because the Lord is with us.

*From him shall come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler— all of them together. They shall be like mighty men in battle, trampling the foe in the mud of the streets; they shall fight because the Lord is with them, and they shall put to shame the riders on horses. Zech 10:4-5 ESV+

 

The rider on the white horse came conquering, overcoming, and since he wears the crown of life, his opponent can only be satan and the demon his angels. And the only way we will overcome satan, is through the blood of the Lamb, our testimony about how great our God is, and that we are willing to die for our Savior. The spiritual gifts this rider is bringing into the world are to help save us. 

*And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Rev 12:11 ESV+

*For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. Lk 9:24 ESV+

 

Whether this rider is a conquering angel, or the Holy Spirit, is often debated. The rider is probably not Jesus for He is the Lamb who is opening the seals.  Horses and riders often symbolize angels, see Zech 6:2-5 above, lookup Zech 1:8.

 

Some also think it might be the antichrist. Yet there are two different crowns which are given out in Revelation. The diadem crown will be given to earthly rulers. And the victor’s crown (Greek stephanos) will be given to all who have received eternal life in Heaven. The antichrist will be given diadems, crowns which signify he is an earthly ruler. But the antichrist, will never be given, never possess, the crown of life, eternal life in Heaven, which this rider has on. Only Christ is worthy to wear this crown, worthy to give it to all who have been saved, have been given eternal life.

*Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. Ja 1:12 ESV+

*And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. Rev 13:1 ESV+

 

The 2nd seal brought out an angelic rider on a red horse will stir up murder and war in the world.

*Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. Rev 6:4 NIV+

 

The 3rd seal brought out a rider on a black horse who would create famines in the world, making food so costly that only the rich could afford to pay for it. The cost of wheat and barley would take all the money a worker would make with nothing left over for other living expenses.

*When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. Rev 6:5 ESV+

*And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine." Rev 6:6 NKJV+

 

And the 4th seal brought out a rider who rode a pale horse, his name was death. He would make people die by many other means, including plague, pestilence, and death by the beasts of the earth. Hades followed him, Hades is where all unbelievers spiritual beings go after they physically (body and mind) die on earth. It is a place of torment as unbeliever’s soul and spirit await the White Throne Judgment; where their physical body will be reunited with their physical being, and they will be thrown into the Lake of Fire forever. 

*So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beasts of the earth. Rev 6:8 NKJV+

 

The fifth seal showed all the martyred believers who loved Jesus more than their own lives; who would be killed because they would not deny their Savior. When the correct number of believers die for our God, He will cast satan and his demons out of Heaven, down to earth.

*When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne. They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should be complete, who were to be killed as they themselves had been. Rev 6:9-11 ESV+

*Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Rev 12:10-11 NKJV+

 

1/28/15 – Our Soul and Spirit; Our Body and Mind – Clarified following section of 1.

Paul tells us we have a spirit (heart is part of our spirit; cannot be separated from it); soul, and body (strength is another word for body in verses above). 

*Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Thes 5:23 NKJV+

 

We also have a heart, which resides within our spirit, is part of our spiritual mind. Paul confirms our spirit and heart are interrelated; that the heart is part of the spirit. For when Christ dwells in our hearts, we are united together as one spirit with our Lord.   

*that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, Eph 3:17-19 NKJV+

*But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1Co 6:17 NKJV+

 

Our heart is the control center of our spiritual being, where all our spiritual decisions are made; is where we accept or reject our God. And when we accept our God, the Holy Spirit comes into our hearts and dwells there; sanctifying and keeping us children of God. 

*You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. Ro 8:9 NIV+

*that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Ro 15:16 NKJV+

 

Our conscience is part of our physical mind; it controls whether our thoughts and actions in the physical world are pleasing to our God, or sinful to Him.

*For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you. 2Co 1:12 NKJV+

*how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Heb 9:14 NKJV+

 

Putting all these verses above together; shows the 4 distinct spiritual and physical attributes we have, within 2 distinct beings.

Our spiritual being; is our spirit (our spiritual mind) which lives within our soul.

Our physical being; is our mind; which lives within our body. 

 

Our spiritual being and our physical being each have a separate part of their minds to guide them.

Our heart; is part of our spiritual mind; makes the spiritual and moral decisions of our spiritual being 

Our conscience is part of our physical minds; makes the moral decisions of our physical being

 

1/1/15 – What Spiritually Happened on the Cross – Clarified message, changed as follows (about middle of message):  

Christ’s physical being was dead, yet His spiritual being, His Soul and Spirit, was alive and descended into the Abyss; the deepest part of the pit where certain demons are and will be kept, including the antichrist. There depositing the sins of all believers which were laid upon Him on the cross; for Jesus was our scapegoat. See Heaven and Hell

*or, Who shall descend into the abyss? (That is, to bring Christ up from the dead.) Ro 10:7 ASV

*And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that cometh up out of the abyss shall make war with them, and overcome them, and kill them. Rev 11:7 ASV

*and the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a solitary land: Lev 16:ptn22 ASV

 

Here Jesus claimed victory to the angels who had sinned during Noah’s time and where awaiting judgment.

*For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; 2Pe 2:4 ASV

*For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit ; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, 1Pe 3:18-19 NASB+

 

Then Jesus would come up from the pit in the Abyss into Hades, the place where human unbelievers’ spiritual beings are taken when their physical bodies die; to await the Great White Throne Judgment. See Hades; Abyss; Hell

*For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. Ac 2:27 ESV+

*he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. Ac 2:31 ESV+

 

There Jesus would have to suffer the torment of Hades in our place, to redeem us from our sins. This was symbolized by the Passover lamb having to be roasted over flames, the same flames the rich man had to endure in Hades; for not loving God, His neighbor as himself.

*Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire--its head with its legs and its entrails. Ex 12:9 NKJV+

*And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. Lk 16:24 KJV

 

Here our Father would accept His sacrifice as atonement for the sins of all believers.

*Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Isa 53:10 NKJV+

*[He will see the results of the suffering of his soul] and be satisfied; by [knowledge of him] my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. Is 53:11 NIV+

 

12/30/14 – Our Soul and Spirit; Our Body and Mind – Clarified message, changed section 1. as follows:

We also have a heart, which resides within our spirit, is part of our spiritual mind. Paul confirms our spirit and heart are interrelated; that the heart is part of the spirit. For when Christ dwells in our hearts, we are one spirit with our Lord.   

*that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, Eph 3:17-19 NKJV+

*But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1Co 6:17 NKJV+

 

Our heart is the control center of our spiritual being, where all our spiritual decisions are made; is where we accept or reject our God. And when we accept our God, the Holy Spirit comes into our hearts and dwells there; sanctifying and keeping us children of God. 

*You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. Ro 8:9 NIV+

*that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Ro 15:16 NKJV+

 

Our conscience is part of our physical mind; it controls whether our thoughts and actions in the physical world are pleasing to our God, or sinful to Him.

*For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you. 2Co 1:12 NKJV+

*how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Heb 9:14 NKJV+

 

Putting all these verses above together; shows the 4 distinct spiritual and physical attributes we have, within 2 distinct beings.

A spirit; our spiritual mind; lives in our soul; our spiritual being ::: A mind; lives in our body; our physical being. 

 

Each distinct being having a different means to guide them.

Our heart; is part of our spiritual mind; makes the spiritual and moral decisions of our spiritual being 

Our conscience is part of our physical minds; makes the moral decisions of our physical being

 

12/22/14 – God Becomes Man and The Birth of Christ Edited both mainly for grammar

 

12/7/14 – Celebrate Our Lord’s Supper – Changed as follows: Prayer before the Lord’s Supper: Dear Jesus, we thank You for inviting us to Your Table; where You come to share an intimate fellowship supper with us. Open our hearts to humbly repent of all the sins we have committed; including those we are not even aware of doing. Help us to forgive others, as You have forgiven us. Spiritually unite and hold us together with all believers in Your body, your one Holy Invisible Church. Give us the confidence to know You will answer the prayers we offer up to You, according to Your Father’s will. And continually supply us with strength to love You above all things; and our neighbors as ourselves. Amen

 

God Becomes Man Changed underlined: The conception of Jesus around Tevet 10 (Dec 6BC/Jan 5BC)

 

12/4/14 – Jesus Born Tishri 10 5BC – Died Nissan 14 30AD changed underlined: June/July 6BC- Around Tammuz 15th 3755 -- John the Baptizer was conceived, about 6 months before Jesus.  

 

10/28/14 - 4 Things Which Save Us Changed last paragraph as follows:

Jesus announces our names to our brothers and sisters in Heaven above. And the angels rejoice as Jesus tells them another sinner has become a child of God and an heir of eternal life in Heaven.

*For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother." Matt 12:50 NKJV+

*"I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God. Lk 12:8 NIV+

*"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Lk 15:10 NASB+

 

10/14/14 – Stand Up for Our God Rewrote following:

4. 2nd paragraph

When Jesus warns us to “Judge not, that you be not judged  in Matt 7:1 ESV+; He is warning us not to be hypocrites when we judge the acts of others. For as we follow the context in verse 5 below; we are still to take the speck out of our brother’s eye, we are still to warn them, judge their acts out of love; help them through their temptations, so they remain children of God. But Jesus tells us we can only do this when the Spirit is guiding us in love through the Word. So we have taken the log, our sins including our pride, out of our eye, our heart. For we are all sinners, we are no better than anyone else, we have done nothing to earn our forgiveness, it is a free gift which our Savior gives us through His grace.

*Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. Matt 7:3-5 ESV+

*Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. Ro 2:1 NASB+

 

6d.4Paragraph

We must use the Word of God when we face political correctness.

Bigot: We love our God, we love all people. Because we love our God, we obey His commands. If your definition of “bigot” is one who loves and obeys our God; we are proud to be one.

*If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Jn 14:15 ESV+

 

Racist: Racism does not define hate. Hating any person is a sin; regardless of what race or sex they are, whether they are a friend or enemy. Any person who hates another person, no matter what the reason, is a murderer in God’s sight. We are only to hate the sinful actions of anyone, for these acts are evil.

*Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him. 1 Jn 3:15 NKJV+

*Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Ro 12:9 NIV+

 

We should do unto others as we would have them do unto us. It does not matter if one is rich or poor; powerful or weak. We want to help all so they can have a successful life; both with our Lord and in their physical lives. While not being taken advantage of by those who are unwilling to work, change their lifestyle to be successful; both with our Lord and in their physical lives. 

*Do to others as you would have them do to you. Lk 6:31 NIV+

 

Woman’s right over her body: All Christians, including women, do not have any right over our bodies See 6a Our bodies. Jesus has purchased our bodies at a cost which we will never be able to repay; His blood and death upon the cross. Our bodies belong to Jesus and how He would have us use them. Not only does woman a have no right over her own body, she does not have the right to kill a baby in her womb; which our Heavenly Father has created in His own image.

*for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. Ro 14:8 NASB+

 

Homophobic: We are not homophobic; we are homo-save-you. Though homosexual acts are detestable to us, we love the homosexuals. Though we warn you of Hell to get your attention; we are far more interested in saving your soul. We want to make you our brothers and sisters in Christ, children of our Heavenly Father, and heirs of Heaven with us.

*"'Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable. Lev 18:22 NIV+

*And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. 1Jn 4:21 ESV+

 

10/10/14 – Disciplines for Studying God’s WordThe 1984 New International Version of the bible is no longer being published, is no longer be produced on word search programs. It is hard to purchase, and it is now easy to confuse with the newer 2011 New International Version of the bible; for both go by NIV. We will continue to use the 1984 New International Version, and wherever you see NIV on our website it refers only to the 1984 New International Version of the bible. So we have changed the following paragraphs:

 

11. Different translations of the Word should be used to compare verses, to help us find the correct context and meaning of them. We use 6 different translations, 5 word for word literal translations (listed in order of being most literal): American Standard Version (ASV), New American Standard Bible (NASB+), English Standard Version (ESV+), King James Version (KJV), New King James Version (NKJV+), and one word by word, and thought for thought translation: New International Version 1984 translation (NIV+). And do not use paraphrase translations of God’s Word. For a paraphrase is only the author using their own thoughts, their own words to completely rewrite the Bible.

Note: The 1984 New International Version of the bible is no longer being published, is hard to purchase, and it is now easy to confuse with the newer 2011 New International Version of the bible; for both go by NIV. We will continue to use the 1984 NIV because the 2011 New International Version uses less literal word by word translation and more thought for thought (human interpretation). NIV+ only refers to the 1984 NIV translation on our website, the + notes its copyright at the bottom of the page. If you want a 1984 NIV Bible try looking on the internet for it.

 

The premium edition of Bible Explorer 4 computer word search program we use in no longer being produced, one can try finding it on the internet. Or go to wordsearchbibles.com/ basic (does not have the 1984 NIV+) and pick a word search program which has the rest of the 5 Bibles above, which can be individually purchased and downloaded for no cost to a minimal cost.

A word search program can instantly find any word which is used in God’s Word, and shows us all the verses it was used in. These programs can bring up 5 or 6 different bible translations in boxes on the same computer screen, at the same time, so we can compare them all together. Cross references and footnotes are also available depending on which programs you choose to help us follow the context of the Word. Always read the word of God first, before you read any commentaries, so you can have an open mind on what the verse means. We are not the sharpest tack in the box. But with the help of the Spirit, with the help of a computer giving us the ability to instantly find words and verses in 6 translations of the Word, we can learn much about our great God, His great love for us.

 

9/8/14 - Celebrate Our Lord’s Supper – changed closing prayer in 11 as follows:

Closing prayer: Dear Jesus, we thank You for giving us the blessed assurance that all of our sins have been forgiven, and forgotten forever. Our hearts have been made white as snow, and filled with Your love. You have made us holy children of our Heavenly Father, Your brothers and sisters, of whom You are not ashamed. Grant us the strength to follow You all the days of our lives, and help us to joyfully proclaim Your name. Until we celebrate the greatest Supper of them all, with You in Paradise. Amen.

 

9/4/14 Celebrate Our Lord’s Supper  - Changed “The Lord’s Supper” rewritten 8/30/14, back to Celebrate Our Lord’s Supper, also minor corrections on 8/31/14

 

8/30/14 The Lord’s Supper - Rewritten

 

 

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