A. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Man Created to Awaiting Jesus

 

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Understand our spiritual being (soul-spirit), our physical being (body-mind), 10 Disciplines for Bible Study

Faithful any who followed God before Christís death-Believers any who loved Jesus after His death 6. below

 

3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) too big to imagine, has always been, will always be; is always holy. From here

God created the universe, all in it; later will create Hell, the New Heaven/Earth. New Jerusalem is here.

 

 

2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); God created a holy spiritual Heaven/Paradise, with a Temple so angels

could worship Him, watch Him create earth/people, then help with Godís plan to save us. After Christ

died for sin, when faithful/believersí physical bodies die, our spiritual beings are directly taken here.

 

1. Godís Holy Spiritual Kingdom; where God sits on His moveable Throne, in His Temple on Mount Zion

 

 

2. 1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); God created a Holy heaven over the earth, made the

sun and moon to give us light; physical mankind was to have control over it, the birds who flew in it.

 

2a. When satan commits 1st sin in 2nd Heaven, God casts him down to 1st heaven and earth, making these kingdoms

unholy as satan brings sin into them. God made satan prince over 1st heaven after Adam/Eve sinned on earth.

 

3. Godís Court: God judge, 24 angels jury, Lordís Angel faithfulís Advocate, satan accuser; here all angelic/human spiritual beings judged. Court in unholy 1st heaven; for unholy angelic/human spiritual beings, unholy accuser satan

canít enter Godís holy 2nd Heaven. Angelic beings who sin, become demons; some cast to Abyss. Until Jesus died for

sin spiritual being; of faithful went to Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom, of unfaithful cast to Hades. After Jesus died

for sin He replaced Lordís Angel as Advocate; now if believers die our spiritual beings come directly into 2nd Heaven

 

4. Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom: When faithful died, their spiritual beings came here, from Adam (obedience) to Abraham (circumcision) to Moses (ceremonial laws) to Jesus death. After Jesus died He took them into 2nd Heaven

 

4a. Enoch + Elijah never physically died; live here in their physical bodies, will return as the 2 Prophets/Witnesses

 

 

5. Earth (Fourth Kingdom): God created earth; foliage, animals, birds on it. Then created a holy physical

man and woman with an eternal spiritual being (soul and spirit), to rule over 1st heaven/earth, populate it

 

5a. satan sinned in 2nd Heaven, cast to earth making it sinful. Then Adam sinned, chose Eve over God, let

Eve sin; eat fruit God told them not to eat, then ate it with her. God cursed Adam/Eve; He must work

then die, his original sin inherited by all people, as all can die. Eve would desire men, bare children in pain

 

5b God made satan prince over unholy 1st heaven/earth; after Adam/Eve sinned, brought sin to all people

 

6. God created 1 race of people, 2 groups; Israel/Jews and Gentiles. Israel was Godís chosen people, His Son

made man through them. Godís gifts of salvation or punishment will always be 1st for Jews then Gentiles

 

#God created a spiritual chasm between Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom and Bottomless Pit; separating them#

 

God created a Bottomless Pit in earth, with a super-hot furnace under it; to hold (5) Hades, (6) Abyss

 

Hades (Fifth Kingdom) in highest part of pit, least heat of torment; holds spiritual beings of all unfaithful/unbelievers when their physical body dies. As they await White Throne Judgment, then Hell.

 

7. Unholy spiritual beings here, see holy spiritual beings in Godís Rest; as Rest is insatanís unholy domain

in 1st heaven. No unholy spiritual beings or physical beings can come/look/ hear into Godís holy 2nd Heaven

 

Abyss (Sixth Kingdom) in the lower parts of the pit with severe heat of torment; holds some

disruptive demonic spirits (angelic beings who disobeyed God) who will be cast into Hell/Lake of Fire.

 

Tartarus is a prison in Abyss, lowest part of pit, worst heat torment. Holds vile demons who are chained here

and will be cast into Hell. Includes azazel, other angels who became demons when they married human women.

 

 

Hell/Lake of Fire (Seventh Kingdom) created after Christ defeats beast/antichrist/man of sin; eternal

kingdom of torment for satan, demons, all unfaithful/unbelievers in their bodies or resurrected bodies

 

 

 

A. Godís 7 Kingdoms; from Beginning to Jesusí Birth (5BC)

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Must understand: spiritual being (soul and spirit), physical being (body and mind), 10 Disciplines needed

 

Definitions used in this message:

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death

# Believers; those who loved Jesus above all things after His death

 

1. 2nd Heaven is Godís Holy Spiritual Kingdom; where God sits on His moveable Throne, in His Temple on Mount Zion

 

Godís Throne is in the 2nd Heaven and the earth is His footstool. On His moveable Throne our Heavenly Father goes all over the 7 different Kingdoms He uses to save us; for He rules over everything that is or has ever been; including His entire new creation of this universe and everything in it.

*The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. Ps 103:19 NASB+

*"But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of Godor by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great king. Matt 5:34-35 NASB+

 

Our Heavenly Father uses wheels under His throne to travel into the 3rd Heaven, over His universe in the 2nd Heaven, the 1st heaven, earth and the depths in earth. His moveable Throne has 4 wheels with a wheel within a wheel so they could quickly go in all 4 directions. Read Ezekiel chap 1 for more details.

*As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel. When they went, they went in any of their four directions without turning as they went rims were tall and awesome, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around. Eze 1:16-17 ESV+

*And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance. Eze 1:26 ESV+

 

In the verse above the one with the One who had a likeness with a human appearance is God the Father for though our Heavenly Father is an invisible spiritual being, He can an illusionary likeness of a man to help show us He is on the Throne. Like Daniel saw in his visions; when he saw the Father on His moveable Throne as the ancient of days. We know this is not a preincarnate Jesus before He became a man in the womb of Mary; because later Daniel had a vision where one with the illusionary likeness of a Son of Man (Jesus before He became a man in the womb of Mary) was presented to the Ancient One.

*ďAs I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. Da 7:9 ESV+

*ďI saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.

 

In the second Heaven around His original Heavenly Temple and Mount Zion

*In the year of King Uzziah's death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Isa 6:1 NASB+

*Micaiah said, "Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left 1Ki 22:19 NASB+

*Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such a High Priest, who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, Heb 8:1 NKJV+

 

In the 2nd Heaven God sits on His Throne, uses the angelic beings around Him to help implement His plan of salvation for us.

*And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. 1Ki 22:19- 21 KJVAlso see Gen 11:7, Isa 6:1-8, Jer 23:18, Mt 18:10 in NIV+ or KJV+

 

In the 1st Heaven where in His court He passes final judgments

*ďAs I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. Da 7:9 ESV+

*A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened. Da 7:10 ESV+

 

Even on earth over His Temple in Jerusalem Read Ezekiel chap 10

*And I looked, and there in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubim, there appeared something like a sapphire stone, having the appearance of the likeness of a throne. Then He spoke to the man clothed with linen, and said, "Go in among the wheels, under the cherub, fill your hands with coals of fire from among the cherubim, and scatter them over the city." And he went in as I watched. Eze 10:1-2 NKJV+ Man clothed with linen was an angel. For angels can come as physical men (Heb 13:2).

*Now the cherubim were standing on the right side of the temple when the man entered, and the cloud filled the inner court. Then the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord. Eze 10:3-4 NASB+

 

In the 2nd Heaven God has prepared a holy spiritual Kingdom for the spiritual beings of the faithful/believers after Jesus died on the cross for our sins; so when we physically die our spiritual beings can come directly into Godís 2nd Heaven/Paradise to await Jesus return to over the clouds when He will give us glorified bodies. See E. 33 and H. starting at 57

 

 

 

2. 1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); God created a Holy heaven over the earth, made the sun and moon to give us light; physical mankind was to have control over it, the birds who flew in it.

 

God created a Holy heaven over earth, made the sun/moon to give us light. Physical mankind was to have control over all physical things in it, the birds who flew in it.

*Thus 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. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day. Gen 1:7-8 NKJV+

*God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth. Gen 1:28 NASB+

 

2a.When satan commits 1st sin in 2nd Heaven [Intro (2)], God casts him down to the 1st heaven and earth, making these kingdoms unholy as satan brings sin into them. God made satan prince over 1st heaven after Adam/Eve sinned on earth.

 

 

The heaven over earth would become an evil kingdom after Adam/Eve sinned and satan was made prince over this kingdom. satan/devil was an angelic being, a powerful anointed cherub who covered/guarded Godís throne in Heaven. satan was on the holy mountain in Heaven, when God found unrighteousness (sinfulness, evil) in him.

*"You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. "You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created Until unrighteousness was found in you. Eze 28:14-15 NASB+

 

Godís Throne has 4 cherubim as cover/guardians; who guide the wheels of Godís throne when He goes around His universe. satan was one of the cherubim andfrom the top of our Fatherís Throne, all the angels could see the glory the Father had adorned him with. But he wanted more he wanted the angels to worship him like they worshipped God. See Intro (2)

*ďYou were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, emerald, and carbuncle; and crafted in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created they were prepared. Eze 28:12-13 ESV+

 

We must study Eph. 6:10-20 and put on the whole armor of God; to protect ourselves from the spiritual forces of evil in satanís domain in the 1st heaven over earth. For demons are organized with satan as their leader, some are very powerful, become princes (rulers) over sections of the heavens over earth, with many other demons under them, who can possess or deceive us.

*Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 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 6:11-12 NIV+

 

3. Godís Court: God judge, 24 angels jury, Lordís Angel faithfulís Advocate, satan accuser; here all angelic/human spiritual beings judged. Court in unholy 1st heaven; for unholy angelic/human spiritual beings, unholy accuser satan canít enter Godís holy 2nd Heaven. Angelic beings who sin, become demons; some cast to Abyss. Until Jesus died for sin spiritual being; of faithful went to Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom, of unfaithful cast to Hades. After Jesus died for sin He replaced Lordís Angel as Advocate; now if believers die our spiritual beings come directly into 2nd Heaven. Advocate; defends us, intercedes for us in Godís court.

 

John saw Godís Throne in His Temple in the 2nd Heaven with 24 thrones around it, and 24 elders sitting on these 24 thrones in white garments, wearing golden crowns. These 24 elders were angelic beings, who later when Moses later copied Godís Temple on earth he appointed 24 elders to help manage the Tabernacle (copied Godís Temple with a tent).

*Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on their heads. Rev 4:4 ESV+

 

The elders had to be angelic beings for no human spiritual being could come into the 2nd Heaven until Jesus died on the cross to make the faithful/believers spiritual beings holy. The spiritual beings of the faithful, who died before Christís death, went to Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom. See 4 below. The spiritual beings of the unfaithful went to Hades. See 7 below.

*No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. Jn 3:13 ESV+

*Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. Heb 9:15 ESV+

 

The angelic beings for over 4,000 years would be the only ones with God in His 2nd Heaven; until Jesus died on the cross and His human spiritual being came into His Fatherís Temple there to forgive the faithful/believers sins, and the faithful believers spiritual beings in Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom came into the 2nd Heaven.

*But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. Heb 9:11-12 ESV+

 

Since the 24 elders were sitting on thrones in white garments with golden crowns on their heads, they had special authority under the Father; for they throw down their golden crowns before the Father who has all power. They would make up the 24 member jury of Godís court in the 1st Heaven.

 

There are 3 different crowns worn in Revelation: Crown; Strongís Greek stephanos 4735 or diadema 1238 (used in NASB+, ESV+)

 

1. Golden Wreath Crowns of Life (Greek stephanos) only worn by 24 angels who are elders and make up the jury in Godís Court to show their authority, and then Jesus; after He died for sin, was resurrected, given a glorified body and ascended into the 2nd Heaven in His glorified spiritual body to become our Advocate in Godís court.

*Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads. Rev 4:4 NASB+

*Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. Rev 14:14 ESV+

 

2. Believers given Non-Golden Wreath Crown of Life (Greek stephanos); showing we defeated satan/world by the atoning grace of Jesus. These non-golden weaved crowns also worn by the woman who represents the 12 tribes of Israel who will accept Jesus in Rev 12:1; and also referred to in 1Co 9:25, 1Thess 2:19, 2Ti 2:5, 4:8; and Ja 1:12.

*Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. Rev 2:10 NKJV+

 

3. World rulers wear Gold Diadems, Gold Metal Crowns: (Greek diadema in NASB+, ESV+). In Revelation satan will give his gold metal crowns (diadems) showing he is the king over many nations to the beast/antichrist/man of sin. Then Jesus will wear these gold metal crowns (diadems) after the beast/antichrist/man of sin 3Ĺ years reign is over at the 7th trumpet; and Jesus becomes the King over the world, comes in power to defeat satan, beast/antichrist/man of sin, false prophet them as the King over all nations.

*And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore . Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names. Rev 13:1 NASB+

*Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!" Rev 11:15 NKJV+

*His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. Rev 19:12 NASB+

 

Godís Court is where all spiritual beings are judged, is in the highest part of the unholy 1st heaven over earth; for unholy angelic or human spiritual beings cannot enter into Godís Holy Kingdom in the 2nd Heaven, cannot be judged there. satan (unholy) comes to Godís Court as accuser (God threw him out of the Holy 2nd Heaven, will never let him return there). Spiritual beings of: angels (holy) and demons (unholy angels); faithful (unholy until Jesus died for sin; in Godís Rest) and unfaithful (unholy); believersí (holy) and nonbelievers (unholy); are all judged in Godís Court in the unholy 1st heaven.

*For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place,With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isa 57:15 NKJV+

*Then the Levitical priests arose and blessed the people; and their voice was heard and their prayer came to His holy dwelling place, to heaven. 2Chr 30:27 NASB+

 

The earth and the 1st heaven over earth which satan is prince (ruler) over, are the only places satan can go; satan cannot go into Godís holy Kingdom in the 2nd Heaven. God comes down from His Kingdom from the 2nd Heaven in His moveable Throne, to sit as judge over His court in the 1st heaven. Godís chosen angels also sit on lesser thrones as a jury in this court.

*ďAs I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire. Da 7:9 ESV+

 

satan watches for Godís angels to come down into his kingdom in the 1st heaven and present themselves before the Lord in His Court. He follows them into Godís Court; t accuse those living on earth with lies, or the sins that he or his demons have deceived them into committing. When satan, his demons were roaming around and through this world.

* One day the angels [Hebrew the sons of God] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan [Satan means accuser.] also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the Lord, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it." Job 1:6-7 NIV+

 

Angels are the jury in Godís Court; help judge human spiritual beings, angelic and demonic spiritual beings. There are many angels present to watch, with some helping to keep the books of the court which include the Book of Life; which will be opened at the White Throne Judgment.

*A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened. Da 7:9-10 ESV+

*And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. Rev 20:12 NKJV+

 

God will continue to rule in His court with His angels who sit on thrones; until the antichrist/man of sin/beast comes to this court, and the angels rule against the extension of time antichrist/man of sin/beast wants to rule over the earth. This court will rule he will only have 3Ĺ years of dominion over the earth; then his dominion over the world will be taken away from, and Jesus will consume and destroy the antichrist/man of sin/beast forever in the Lake of Fire. Then Jesus will establish His 1,000 year Kingdom under the 1st heaven and on earth; and the saints (faithful/believers) in glorified bodies will be given the power to rule with Jesus.††

*He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time. 'But the court shall be seated, And they shall take away his dominion, To consume and destroy it forever. Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. Da 7:25-27 NKJV+

 

When the faithful before Christís atoning death on the cross died, their spiritual being came up to be judged in Godís court. When Joshua was accused by satan, the angel of the Lord was Joshuaís advocate; the Lord judged Joshua, rebuking satan and pronounced Joshua worthy to have his sins (iniquity) forgiven. The angel of the Lord took away Joshuaís sins (erased them from being recorded against him), gave him festal robes for his faithfulness, and then took him to Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom to await Jesus redeeming grace on the cross.

*Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, "The Lord rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, the Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?" Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angelHe spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him." Again he said to him, "See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes. Zech 3:1-4 NASB+

 

When Jesus ascended to Heaven 40 days after His resurrection, and sat at the right hand of God; He became our Advocate/Intercessor.

*So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. Mk 16:19 NASB+

 

After Jesus died on the cross as atonement for the faithful/believersí sins, the spiritual beings of the faithful in Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom were made perfectly holy. As Jesus human spiritual ascended into the 2nd Heaven, His holy human spiritual being would be the 1st to enterinto the 2nd Heaven; Godís holy Spiritual Kingdom. All the faithful spiritual beings waiting in Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom would follow behind Jesus spiritual being, as the next holy human spiritual beings to enter into the 2nd Heaven. Now all believersí spiritual beings come directly to the 2nd Heaven right after we physically die on earth; just as the thief on the cross came into the 2nd Heaven on the same day Jesus died, when later on that same day the thief physically died. See C. 15-17

*But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Heb 9:11-12 NASB+

*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+

*Then he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom." And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise." Lk 23:42-43 NKJV+

 

4. Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom: When faithful died, their spiritual beings came here, from Adam (obedience) to Abraham (circumcision) to Moses (ceremonial laws) to Jesus death. After Jesus died He took them into 2nd Heaven; Godís spiritual Kingdom of Heaven/Paradise See C 14

 

At the time Jesus was ministering on the earth, no human spiritual being had ever ascended into the 2nd Heaven; not until after Jesus atoning death on the cross could any of the faithfulís spiritual beings before Christís death become holy, come into the holy Kingdom of God in the 2nd Heaven. Now all believersí spiritual beings come directly into the 2nd Heaven when we physically die.

*No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. Jn 3:13 ESV+

*But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. Ro 8:10 NIV+

 

Our spirit, or our soul can refer to our complete spiritual being, both our soul and spirit; Here Jesus uses ďsoulĒ to refer those human spiritual beings (soul and spirit) who were in Godís Kingdom in the 2nd Heaven. Our soul and spirit are connected together like a physical joint, and only God, His Word can divide our soul and spirit to look into our hearts to see our thoughts and intentions.

*When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord , holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Rev 6:9-10 NASB+

*For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Heb 4:12 ESV+

 

Godís rest, later called Abrahamís Bosom was a place of comfort, where all the faithfulís spiritual beings from the beginning of the world came to wait when they physically died. Until Jesus gave his life on the cross to atone for the sins of the world, so their spiritual beings could become perfectly holy; and could come into the 2nd Heaven, the Kingdom of God, a beautiful Paradise beyond human imagination. *Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. Heb 9:15 ESV+

*And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect. Heb 11:39-40 NASB+

 

In the Old Covenant though one could become righteous, have their deeds forgiven by faith in God and by obeying Him, doing specific sacrificial works to forgive their sins. And have their spiritual being made holy each year, when God came down on the Day of Atonement and forgave their sins, making their spiritual being holy for another year. Yet no oneís spiritual being could become perfectly holy forever, they had to be forgiven by God each year; until Jesus atoned for our sins on the cross. Now we are saved by faith, by the blood Jesus shed on the cross; when we love our God above all things; and out of this love obey His commands.

*Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 10:9-10 NIV+

*And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Heb 11:39-40 ESV+

*But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, Heb 12:22-23 ESV+

 

Jesus told us a story about a beggar who came into the comfort of the Bosom of Abraham, and a rich man who went into the torment of Hades. The rich man received the torment of Hades for not loving God enough to help those in need; give some of the blessing God had given him to the poor like Lazarus, so they would have food to eat. Lazarus though he did not have earthly possessions, was given the comfort of Abrahamís Bosom because he loved God.

*So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosomLk 16:22-23 NKJV+

But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. Lk 16:25 NKJV+

 

The rich man lifted his eyes up and saw Abraham afar off; in the 1st Heaven over earth. God had to create Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom in the 1st Heaven which would be unholy, for until Jesus died for sin no oneís spiritual being could become perfectly holy (remain holy for ever spiritual

 

God may have designed His plan for them to see into Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom, because it would cause them more torment, when they saw their mistakes had cost them as well as satan and his demons. Designed to be in the 1st heaven which would be unholy, which satan and all his demons could see both the torment†† which was ruled by satan and evil; the spiritual beings in Hades could see, communicate with the spiritual beings in Abrahamís Bosom. Since Godís 2nd Heaven is holy, only holy spiritual beings can come into this Kingdom, can communicate in any unholy kingdom without our Heavenly Fatherís permission. He designed it this way so no believersí spiritual being when they die will be distraught to look at these sinful kingdoms, what would happen in them; without the need of a specific plan to help someone.all the spiritual beings of the faithful before Christís death, and believers after Christís death live in perfect joy and peace; cut off from sight or communication of the evil world and the 1st heaven over it; unless allowed by God.

 

4a. Enoch + Elijah never physically died; live here in their physical bodies, will return as the 2 Prophets/Witnesses

 

There were the only 2 people taken from earth in a physical body, without dying. God took Enoch from the earth without physically dying, later took Elijah from the earth in a whirlwind into the 1st heaven without physically dying. Here in physical bodies they lived in Godís Rest, later also called Abrahamís Bosom; under Godís protection.

*By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. Heb 11:5 NIV+

*Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 2Ki 2:11 NKJV+

 

We know that God took them into Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom for their human physical bodies, their flesh and blood could never come into the 2nd Heaven until they received glorified bodies.

*I tell you this, brothers: flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 1Co 15:50 ESV+

 

We know they did not die, for they will come to bring Israel back to God for 3Ĺ years at Godís New Temple in Jerusalem.

*And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth." Rev 11:3 NKJV+

*Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse." Mal 4:5-6 NKJV+

 

And man only has to die once where they are permanently judged for all eternity; and they will be killed by the beast/antichrist/man of sin when he comes to rule over the world for 3Ĺ years.

*And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, Heb 9:27 ESV+

*When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them. Rev 11:7 NASB+

 

Then they will be the first to be given glorified bodies, so they can be taken eternally into the 2nd Heaven, Kingdom of God, Heaven, Paradise. See G. 51

*Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them. And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. Rev 11:11-12 NKJV+

 

5. Earth (Fourth Kingdom): God created earth; foliage, animals, birds on it. Then created a holy physical man and woman with an eternal spiritual being (soul and spirit), to rule over 1st heaven/earth, populate it.

*God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. Ac 17:24-25 NKJV+

*Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance. Isa 40:12 NASB+

 

Godís Son is the Word; who physically has and will create all His Father has designed, as His Father speaks the words from His mouth.

*so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isa 55:11 NIV+

*In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. Jn 1:1-3 NKJV+

 

The Holy Spirit (breath of life) creates all spiritual beings (soul and spirit) created Adamís eternal spiritual being (soul and spirit) within the physical being (body and mind) the Son created from the dust of the earth; giving Adamís physical body life. The Spirit will continue to create eternal spiritual beings in babiesí minuscule physical bodies when they come into their motherís womb; giving them life, renewing life on earth.

*then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. Gen 2:7 ESV+

*You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the earth. Ps 104:30 NKJV+

 

5a. satan sinned in 2nd Heaven, cast to earth making it sinful. Then Adam sinned, chose Eve over God, let Eve sin; eat fruit God told them not to eat, then ate it with her. God cursed Adam/Eve; He must work then die, his original sin inherited by all people, as all can die. Eve would desire men, bare children in pain.

 

When satan was thrown to earth, he possessed a serpent to deceive Eve, then Adam who knew it was a sin to choose Eve over God, sinned by eating the apple to please Eve. This would bring sin to all people who would live on earth; earth and the 1st heaven over earth now contained sin, were also unholy.

*So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. Gen 3:6-7 ESV+

*Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat of it': "Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. Gen 3:17 NKJV+

 

Adam compounded his sin by hiding from God, blaming Eve for his mistake. Eve compounded her sin by hiding from God, blaming satan for deceiving her; when she should have obeyed God first. Like we too often do when we try to justify our sins, instead of admitting our sins, even those we are unaware of committing and asking for forgiveness right away.

*He said, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself." And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" The man said, "The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate. Gen 3:10-13 NASB+

*"Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" And the woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." Gen 3:14 NASB+

 

Since satan used a serpent to deceive Eve; he has always been symbolized as a serpent, along with those he possesses, those who choose sin over God.

*He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. Rev 20:2 NIV+

 

satan was not a cherubim guard in the Garden of Eden, for no cherubim were needed as guards in the Garden before Adam/Eve sinned, for Adam and Eve were to take care of it. After sinned God put Cherubim who obeyed Him to guard Adam/Eve from coming back and eating of the tree of life in the Garden of Eden; and then God took the tree of life up to His New Jerusalem in the 3rd Heaven, where in his New Heaven and Earth all His children could receive blessings from it.

*So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. Gen 3:24 NKJV+

*And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:1-2 NKJV+

 

After Adam/Eve sinned they were no longer immortal, would die. If they ate from the tree of life it would make their mortal sinful human bodies eternal, their bodies would always be sinful and could never be children of their holy Godís, they would be just be banished to Hell forever. But Godís perfect plan of salvation was to have His Son become a man Jesus, and give His human life as atonement for our sins. Now when a faithful/believerís mortal body dies, their holy eternal spiritual being goes to the 2nd Heaven to await Jesus return in the clouds; where all faithful/believersí eternal holy eternal spiritual being will be reunited with their resurrected body which has been made a holy eternal glorified spiritual body; and along with all the believers living on earth whose bodies will likewise be made into a holy eternal glorified spiritual body to be with Jesus eternally. This is the story told in the 7 Kingdoms God uses to save us††

 

After sin was brought into the world God promised to send us a Savior; the Son of God would be born, become the Son of Man, Jesus in a woman. Though satan would bruise Jesusí heel, force Jesus to give His physical life on the cross as atonement for the curse of death Adamís sin brought to all people; for all the other sins we will commit. Jesus will bruise satanís head, by destroying satan, the physical death satan brought into the world; to all who will give up our human will, and accept Jesus as our Savior.

 *And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel." Gen 3:15 NKJV+

Jesus heels were put on each side of bottom post of cross, nailed through to hold them to the cross

*By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall returnGen 3:19 ESV+

*For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 1Co 15:21-22 ESV+

 

5b God made satan prince over unholy 1st heaven/earth; after Adam/Eve sinned, brought sin to all people

 

 

Though God will always be King over everything He created; since the world was now sinful; God made satan the prince (ruler), over the earth and the 1st heaven over it. God would use satan to test all those who would come into the world, to see who would love Him above all things, become children of God. And those who would follow satan/devil (same evil spiritual being), desire the pleasures of this world more than God, and become satanís children.

*And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, Eph 2:1-2 NKJV+

*You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Jn 8:44 NIV+

 

Jesus tells us in the verse above satan was the father of all lies, there was no truth in him; that satan possessed or deceived Cain into murdering Able, becoming the first murderer from the beginning.

 

Some of Godís angels (maybe 1/3 of them) followed satan, became satanís angels, evil demons; who were thrown out of Godís holy 2nd Heaven, down to earth and the 1st heaven over earth, just like satan was. satan and his demons are powerful; can impede Godís angels when they come to help us with our problems or bring messages to us.

*Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding [Lit standing opposite] me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia. Da 10:12-13 NASB+

Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince [I.e. Satanic angel] of Greece is about to come. "However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince. Da 10:20-21 NASB+

 

Though God is King over the universe, everything He created; we too often forget who the prince, the ruler of this world is, satan. satan offered his authority over this world to Jesus, if Jesus would just bow down and worship him; which Jesus refused to do. We must always remember we are only strangers, foreigners here on earth; believers (saints) are citizens of the 2nd Heaven, will be citizens of the New Heaven and Earth after the White Throne Judgment; which will then be our permanent home through all eternity.

*Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. Lk 4:5-6 NKJV+

*Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, Eph 2:19 NKJV

 

This is why we have a constant battle to fight the evil desires satan and his demonic horde will tempt us with, the suffering they will put us through so we will reject our God. satan walks around his earthly kingdom, trying to entice all to follow him as god; so we will become his children, remain his children.

*We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 1Jn 5:19 NIV+

*Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 1Pe 5:8-9 NIV+

 

6. God created 1 race of people, divided into 2 different groups among the nations of the world; Israel/Jews and Gentiles. Israel was Godís chosen people, His Son was made man through them. Godís gifts of salvation or punishment will always be 1st for Jews then Gentiles.

*I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 1:16 NIV+

*There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; Ro 2:9 NIV+

 

Until in eternal glorified bodies our Heavenly Father takes us into His eternal New Heaven and Earth.

*This is what the Lord says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar-- the Lord Almighty is his name: "Only if these decrees vanish from my sight," declares the Lord, "will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me. Jer 31:35-36 NIV+

*There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. Rev 22:5 NKJV+

 

Israel is Godís chosen nation; refers to the early forefathers and their descendants who loved, obeyed and followed God. Then to Noah, his wife, his 3 sons and their 3 wives who survived the flood; then to all their descendants who loved, obeyed and followed God to Abraham who God later called Israel. Then to all the descendants of Abraham and His wife Sarah; their 12 sons and descendants who would make up the 12 tribes of Israel, the nation God called His chosen people.

 

Yet there was still only one race of people, for all humans came from, were physically reproduced from Adam, the only human physical body which has, ever will be created, not reproduced. Even Abraham created another nation of people through Hagar who was not his wife, yet was from the same one original race as Abraham was. See Israel Always Nation on this Earth

 

We use the term Israel/Jews for God split up the tribes of Israel for not obeying Him, 10 northern tribes of Israel would be defeated in a war and dispersed throughout the world, would be known as the 10 lost tribes of Israel; yet they were still Godís chosen people who would always be the first to receive Godís blessings, and first to receive His punishments. The tribes remaining in Israel (Judah, Benjamin, Levites, intermixed with some from the other 10 northern tribes) would be called Jews, the Jewish nation.

 

Yet the faithful to God from all the different countries they were dispersed to, would come back to Godís Temple in Jerusalem and celebrate Godís Ceremonial Feasts there. Even when Jesus first gave the Holy Spirit to all His Apostles, all who would accept Him at the Feast of Weeks in Jerusalem (Pentecost); there were Israel/Jews who came from all the nations under heaven to celebrate this Feast. They lived in all the other nations of the world, lived these nations; yet still kept their Israel/Jewish identity as Godís chosen people, who called by God His chosen nation.

* Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. Ac 2:5-6 ESV+

 

God brought all 12 tribes of Israel back together to be one nation again after Hitler tried to kill them all off by genocide in World War 2. God brought the nation of Israel back from the grave of not existing, brought them back to their homeland in Canaan in 1948, the land He promised to give them as their final home on earth. Israel is now prospering in their homeland, something no other nation has ever been able to do. Today they are referred to as Israelis or Jews.

* Therefore prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God: "Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it," says the Lord.' " Eze 37:12-14 NKJV+

*Then say to them, 'Thus says the Lord God: "Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. Eze 37:21-22 NKJV+

 

Notice the language of these verses, give them the Holy Spirit, this could only happen after Jesus had died. Make Israel one nation and place them on your own land in the mountains in Israel began happening on May 14, 1948 when Israel/Jews established their nation in Israel. Where they will remain in their homeland, until the White Throne Judgment (J. 82., 96.) when the earth and the 1st Heaven over it are no more.

 

 

This will only happen in Jesus 1,000 year Kingdom on Earth; when Jesus returns in power to be King over Israel/Jews, over the world and the 1st heaven over it. King Jesus will replace satan who now is under the Fatherís authority but is the prince, the ruler over the earth, the 1st heaven over earth. The very kingdoms satan/devil offered to give to Jesus if He would bow down and worship him. See I. 74

*Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, ďAll these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.Ē Then Jesus said to him, ďBe gone, Satan! For it is written ĎYou shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.í Ē Matt 4:8-10 ESV+

 

7. Hades: Unholy spiritual beings here, see holy spiritual beings in Godís Rest; as Rest is insatanís unholy domainin 1st heaven. No unholy spiritual beings or any physical beings can come, look, or hear into Godís holy 2nd Heaven

 

God has authority over all, allows satan to become prince will allow for the only time satan through the beast rule over all peple on earth with no restrictions.

*And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Then 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 16:23-24 NKJV+

*And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to usLk 16:26 ESV+

 

Adam and Eve were given the dominion over the 1st heaven over earth, but when they sinned God made satan the prince over the unholy 1st heaven, and earth. So it was possible for the unfaithful evil spiritual beings in Hades of those who died before Jesus died for sin, to look up into Abrahamís Bosom; talk with them if any from Godís Rest wanted to talk back to them. God was compounding their torment by showing them what they missed out on.

 

Yet all unholy, evil spiritual beings in the 1st heaven, in the Bottomless Pit or human spiritual/physical beings on earth; cannot look into or communicate with any holy human spiritual being in Godís Holy Kingdom in the 2nd Heaven, unless God permits it. Nor can any holy human spiritual being in the 2nd Heaven see or communicate with any evil spiritual being in the 1st heaven, in the Bottomless Pit, or any human spiritual/physical being on earth; unless our God permits it.

 

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