All: Intro; A. - K.; and When Glorified Chart

 

Intro to Godís 7 Kingdoms; God Designed 7 Kingdoms to Heavens Created

 

Verses below; Intro without diagrams; all Diagrams without verses; all without verses or diagrams

 

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

 

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

God wanted children to love, who would love Him back, obey His commands; become His holy children and live

eternally with Him. God foreknew before He created our universe and all in it, that when He gave angelic

beings, men and women a free will so they could chose Him as their God; this free will would cause them to

disobey Him and sin. Foreknew His Son had to become a man, to die for the sins of those God foreknew would

love Him, become His children. So God designed a plan to save us before He created a universe, anything in it.

 

Outline of 3 spiritual, 4 physical Kingdoms God uses over 7,000 years; to make faithful/believers His children

 

There are 3 Heavenly Spiritual Kingdoms God uses in His plan to save us, make us His holy children.

God took Paulís spiritual being (soul, spirit) out of His physical body to show Paul His 3 Heavenly Kingdoms.

Paul named these Heavenly Kingdoms in the order his spiritual being passed through them from earth; we still

use these names. Yet the 3rd Heaven is really the 1st Kingdom, where God has always existed, will always exist.

 

Only Johnís spiritual being was also taken into the 3rd Heaven while he lived on earth. God revealed to John

His New Jerusalem in the 3rd Heaven, His 2 new creations yet to come, New Heaven/Earth, Hell/Lake of Fire.

 

(1) 3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) too big to imagine; always holy (sin never occurs here), always been, will always

exist with 2 eternal kingdoms God will later create within 3rd Kingdom. Hell for satan, his demons, all physical

unfaithful/unbelievers who ever lived; Godís Holy New Heaven/Earth for all His children who ever lived. satan

later takes sin into 2nd Heaven, 1st heaven over earth, earth; so they must pass away. Here our Father designs

creation before it even exists; when He will rule, when His Son will rule over it. New Jerusalem is located here

 

 

 

(2) 2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Godís 1st creation is His holy Spiritual Kingdom, with Temple on Mount Zion;

for angels to worship Him, watch Him create earth/people, help with Godís plan to save us. Here satan will commit 1st sin. After Jesus died for sin, faithful/believersí spiritual beings come here when our body dies

 

 

(3) 1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); God created a Holy heaven over the earth, so the sun and

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

 

 

4 Physical kingdoms

 

(4) Earth (Fourth Kingdom): God designed earth as holy physical kingdom for holy physical men/women to live

 

4a. #God designed spiritual chasm between Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom and Bottomless Pit; separating them#

 

4b. God designed a Bottomless Pit in earth, with a super-hot furnace under it; to hold (5) Hades, (6) Abyss

 

(5) Hades (Fifth Kingdom) God designed it in highest part of pit, with least heat of torment; to hold all the

unfaithful/unbelievers spiritual beings, when their physical body dies. Until White Throne Judgment, then Hell

 

(6) Abyss (Sixth Kingdom) God designed it in middle part of pit, with severe heat of torment. Holds unruly demonic spirits, who are turned out in 6th trumpet, cast into Tartarus with satan; later judged, cast into Hell.

 

(6a) Tartarus God designed a prison in Abyss, in lowest part of pit with worst heat torment; to hold most vile demons in chains. Angels like azazel, who became demons when married human women, had children with them;

who were giants. They are turned out in 6th trumpet, cast into Tartarus with satan, later judged, cast into Hell

 

 

(7) Hell/Lake of Fire (Seventh Kingdom); God designed everlasting place of torment, be created when Christ defeats beast/antichrist/man of sin, false prophet; who are 1st cast here. After Christís 1,000 year Kingdom,

satan cast here; then demons in Abyss judged, cast here. At White Throne Judgment all unbelievers living, all unbelieversí spiritual beings in Hades reunited to their resurrected bodies; cast here. Hells location unknown.

 

 

Intro to Godís 7 Kingdoms; God Designed 7 Kingdoms to Heavens Created

Verses

Intro Outline: God designed His spiritual plan to make us His children before He created our universe, all in it. Foreknew His Son had to become man, die for our sins; foreknew who would love/obey Him, would become His children.

*who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, 2Ti 1:9 NASB+

 

Outline God uses 3 spiritual, 4 physical Kingdoms over 7,000+- years; to make faithful/believers His children.

Godís uses 7 Kingdoms in His spiritual plan to save us in a physical world over appx. 7000 years. Godís spiritual plan is carried out in 3 spiritual Kingdoms, 4 physical kingdoms, and ends in Godís new spiritual/physical Kingdoms of His New Heaven and Earth.

*There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 1Co 15:40 ESV+

 

The Bible is correct, has the answers on how we were created; not the scientific world which is still searching for answers already in the Bible. The scientific community has made many mistakes over the years, still is making them; their errors continue to be taught in our public schools. They are backed by the liberal socialist progressive media and politicians who believe the physical world created and controls itself; that the government is supposed rule over us; not God.

These liberal scientists do not want to admit when the Bible is correct, even when the scientific facts point to everything in our universe being designed, the odds the world was created by chance so miniscule it should not even be considered. They chastise scientists who believe in the Bibleís account of creation; that God created it. They do not want any more discussion about their theories, we are supposed only to accept them, even those which have been wrong; and make no effort to change their errors in school textbooks, even when their facts have been proven incorrect. The Bible does not change and continues to be correct.

 

 

Scientists once claimed the universe was infinite, had one static size, but now they say that is not true; the universe still is expanding.

Bible told us in Job over 2,800 years ago that our God keeps stretching out the universe.

*Who alone stretches out the heavens And tramples down the waves of the sea; Job 9:8 NASB+ Also in Isa 40:22, 44:24; Ps 104:2

 

 

Scientists once claimed the universe has always been, now they believe the universe was now created in an instant, are now trying to explain how it was created from nothing; which has to mean there had to be a Creator for it. But rather than admit it was God, they are trying to come up with other theories about how something was small enough so it could not be seen; yet powerful enough in an instant to create over a billion galaxies and a billion trillion stars.

 

 

Bible told us in Genesis that as God spoke His words the Heavens and earth of this universe were instantly created, everything else in the universe was created over the following 5 days.

*In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1 NKJV+

*By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. Heb 11:3 NIV+

 

 

Scientists say we were created by rocks when water ran over them for billions of years creating simple cell animal, and we evolved from them; yet cannot explain how these simple cell animals changed to men and women; never have found how they transition to man. Yet they say Darwinís unproven theory is true.

 

Bible clearly tells us man (Adam) was first created physically, then made in Godís image when He was given a soul and spirit like our God has. We can never come from any other source, for man and women alone have a spiritual being in the image of our God; a soul and spirit created by the Holy Spirit.

See Our Spiritual Being 4b.

 

Scientists claim they can date everything by carbon dating. Yet after Saint Helenís volcano erupted in May 1980, some of its rocks were carbon tested in 1992 and this test said they were over a million (1,000,000) years old. Quite a difference from the 12 years they had aged. Different events can age materials and make carbon dating very inaccurate.

 

 

https://answersingenesis.org/geology/radiometric-dating/radio-dating-in-rubble/

 

The Bible alone tells us about our Godís spiritual plan to create us, His 7,000 year plan to save us; make us His holy eternal children with glorified bodies, and then take us into His eternal New Heaven and Earth. We believe God created the universe everything in it mature, old enough so earth would have on it everything Adam (the first man God created) would need to survive, including light from the sun and moon. Like Adam was created mature enough to be able to take care of himself, the tree mature enough to produce fruit for Adam to eat.

*For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), Isa 45:18 NASB+

*The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the third day. Gen 1:12-13 ESV+

 

Also we must remember the different time God has in His Heavenly Kingdoms to our earthly time; for a 1,000 years on earth are but one day in Heaven. We should always stay with the Bible!!††

*And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Gen 1:4-5 ESV+

*But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 2Pe 3:8 ESV+

 

Biologistsí agree:

No! Races are not subspecies of the human species. There is only one ďraceĒóthe human race. So why canít we sort humans into subspecies like we can with other animals? The answer is that the human species doesnít have much genetic variation. We are too alike to split into groups. A species is a group of living things that can breed with each other. We can divide some (but not all) species into smaller groups called subspecies. These groups can still breed, but they have physical and genetic differences. Differences between groups add up when they live in separate places for a long time. This means that we can sort some animals based on their appearance or their DNA.;

 

https://askabiologist.asu.edu/questions/human-races

 

Verses used as this outline progresses explain events which will happen in these kingdoms; are in context with the entire Bible (Gen-Rev)

 

4,000+- year timeline in Bible + 2,000+- years till today + Christís 1,000 year Kingdom on earth = 7,000+- Then Godís eternal New Heaven and earth

 

Biblehub.com/timeline/

 

To God this will seem as just 7 days, 1 week; for 1 year in Heaven are like a 1,000 years on earth See last verse above

*For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. Ps 90:4 NIV+

 

A. 3 Heavenly Spiritual Kingdoms which God used in His plan to save us, make us His holy children. Our God wanted children to love, made a plan to save us before He created our universe, everything in it, including angelic beings, men and women. So He could have holy children who would love Him back, obey His commands.

 

Our God is a spiritual being who is eternal, has always been, will always be; is the only immortal, invisible God whom we love, obey, and worship. See Who Our God Is

*God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth. Jn 4:24 ASV+

*Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Ps 90:2 ESV+

*To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. 1Ti 1:17 ESV+

 

Our Godís spiritual being is so expansive He fills up the universe; yet He is small enough to live within our hearts.

*Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?" says the Lord; "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the Lord. Jer 23:24 NKJV+

*Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. Jn 14:23-24 NKJV+

 

Our God wanted children to love, children who would love Him back, love Him above all things, and out of our love for Him would obey His commands. So God designed a plan to create and make us His children; before He created the universe, everything in it, including angelic beings, men and women.

*And he said to him, ďYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matt 22:37-39 ESV+

*Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." Jn 14:21 NIV+

 

Our Godís plan was designed to have Him first create the angelic beings; who would worship, obey, and help Him in His plan to make us His children. God would give these angelic beings a free will, for without choice they could not joyfully worship, honor or talk to God; could not choose whether to accept our God, do the work He would have them do, or do what they wanted to do; and some as judges in Godís Court, or assignments God gave them would have to make decisions on their own.

Even though God foreknew that giving the angelic beings a free will would bring sin into the 3 of the kingdoms He would create; when satan, a cherub angelic being would sin by trying to get other angels to worship him in the 2nd Heaven. Then when God would cast satan to earth for his sin, satan would carry his sin into the 1st Heaven over earth, then earth itself making these Kingdoms unholy also for they now would have sin in them. God still created the angelic beings to help Him make us His children; using those angelic beings who would reject Him, follow satan and become demons; to test us on whether we really loved our God above all things.See A

*Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will. Ps 103:20-21 NASB+

*And he said to them, ďI saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Lk 10:18 ESV+

 

Our Heavenly Father designed man (Adam) with a physical body and mind, yet man would also be created in the spiritual image of God with a soul and spirit; the same spiritual image all angelic beings were created with. For when God announced His creation of man to the angels, He said, ďLet us make man in our imageĒ. The same way God would continue to talk with His angels, like He did in Gen 3:22; 1Ki 22:19-22. See Our Soul and Spirit 4b.

*Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Gen 1:26 NKJV+

 

God also foreknew before He designed the universe, before he created the angels, before He created Adam; that He would have to give a free will to all physical men and women. For no one can force you to love another, to love our God above everything else; yet free will cause all people to sin, disobey God, love something else more than Him, and disobey His commands. Like Adam would when he cared more for Eve than God, ate some of the fruit God asked them not to eat, to please Eve; bringing original sin into all people. So He designed a plan to save us before He even created this world, angelic beings, or physical people. See A. Earth 4.

*And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Ro 8:28-30 NIV+

*But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), Eph 2:4-5 NKJV+

 

B. God took Paulís spiritual being (soul, spirit) out of His physical body on earth to show Paul His 3 Heavenly Kingdoms. Paul named these Heavenly Kingdoms in the order his spiritual being passed through them; we still use the names today. Yet the 3rd Heaven is really the 1st Kingdom, which has always existed, will always exist.

 

Paul named these heavens as he entered them in earth, which reversed them. The 3rd Heaven is the 1st Kingdom of God which always has existed and always will exist. The 2nd Heaven is the 2nd Kingdom God created with a Temple/Tabernacle for His angels to worship Him, help Him make His physical creation of men and women his children. The 1st Heaven is the heaven over earth; which God created for man to use created at same time or right after the 2nd Heaven was created.

 

Paul is referring to himself, when he said he knew a man in Christ who was caught up into the 3rd Heaven by God; to avoid being conceited, for God gave him a thorn in the flesh to remind him not to boast.

*I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heavenówhether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 2Co 12:2 ESV

*I will boast about a man like that, but I will not boast about myself, except about my weaknesses. Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say. 2Co 12:5-6 NIV+

 

After Christís atoning death on the cross for faithful/believersí sins; faithful/believersí spiritual beings (soul and spirit) were made holy. Since Paulís spiritual being was holy, our Heavenly Father could take his holy spiritual being out of his sinful physical being (body and mind; flesh and blood) up to the 3rd Heaven.

*And I know such a man--whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knowsó2Co 12:3 NKJV+

*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+

 

Just as today when we accept Jesus into our hearts which are His home in our spiritual being, we become spiritually one with Jesus; and our spiritual being comes with Jesus into the 2nd Heaven where we sit with Him at the right hand of His Fatherís Throne. Though our physical being (mind and body) block us from being aware of what is happening in the 2nd Heaven; and we can only imagine what is happening through the Holy Spirit and Godís Word.††††

*even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Eph 2:5-7 NIV+

*For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 1Co 13:12 NKJV+

 

Paulís spiritual being (soul and spirit) was taken through the 1st heaven over earth which is evil for satan is prince over it. Then through the 2nd Heaven which is the Holy Kingdom of God, Paradise; where the spiritual beings of faithful and believers will be taken after Jesus died for our sins. And they are now waiting for Jesus to return and give them glorified bodies. And then Paul would be the 1st person to know there was a 3rd Heaven and enter into it with all Godís children at the White Throne Judgment. See K.

*I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heavenówhether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows. 2Co 12:2 ESV

*Behold, to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth with all that is in it. Dt 10:14 ESV+

 

We know our Heavenly Father caught up Paulís spiritual being into the 3nd Heaven, for the Greek word Paul used was harpanzo (Strongís 726), catch up. The very same word (harpanzo) and meaning Paul used to describe how all believers living on earth will be caught up, raptured, to Jesus in the clouds over earth when He returns in them to give us glorified bodies. See H 58.

*Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 1Thess 4:17 NKJV+

 

God told Paul not to tell what he saw in the 3rd Heaven; for God told Him not to talk about, and it would be unlawful for Paul to even utter anything about it. God gave Paul a thorn in the flesh (maybe poor eyesight Gal 6:11) to remind Paul not to talk about the 3rd Heaven. For our Heavenly Fatherís plan was for Jesus to reveal the 3rd Heaven to us later through John in the book of Revelation.

*how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 2Co 12:4 NKJV+

*To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 2Co 12:7 NIV+

 

C. Only Johnís spiritual being was also taken into the 3rd Heaven while he lived on earth. God revealed to John His New Jerusalem in 3rd Heaven, His new creations yet to come; Hell/Lake of Fire, New Heaven/Earth

 

Only Johnís spiritual being was also taken into the 3rd Heaven while he lived on earth.

*Immediately I was in the Spirit [or in spirit]; and behold, a throne was standing in heaven, and One sitting on the throne. Rev 4:2 NASB+

*And he carried me away in [or in spirit] the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from Godhaving the glory of God. Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper. Rev 21:10-11 NASB+

 

God revealed to John His New Jerusalem in 3rd Heaven, His new creations yet to come; Hell/Lake of Fire, New Heaven/Earth. John was taken into the 3rd Heaven to see Godís New Jerusalem. Since he describes this we believe it has been created. But since he does not describe Godís New Heaven and Earth we do not believe they have been created yet, will not be created until the White Throne Judgment.

*And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ďBehold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.Ē Rev 21:3-4 ESV+

 

Jesus tells John that He is making all things new; to the thirsty I will freely give from the Water of Life in the New Jerusalem. He also will give us from the Tree of Life, and the leaves from the Tree, which will heal the nations. And He confirms that itís done, He has created the New Jerusalem. We believe the New Jerusalem was created in the beginning of the world, know it was completed when Jesus talked to John around 95 BC.

*And he who was seated on the throne said, ďBehold, I am making all things new.Ē Also he said, ďWrite this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.Ē And he said to me, ďIt is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. Rev 21:5-7 ESV+

*Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:1-2 ESV+

 

We know John was taken in his spiritual being up through the 1st Heaven which satan is the prince over, to the 2nd Heaven to the Throne of God, and finally to the 3rd Kingdom where the New Jerusalem was. For God says come up here it means just that, His spiritual being was taken up to God. These are the same words (come up here) God used to bring the 2 prophets/witnesses into His 2nd Heaven, after they had been killed by beast/antichrist/man of sin.

*After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, ďCome up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.Ē Rev 4:1 ESV+

*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 11:12 NKJV+

 

John was showed a vision of the demons in the Abyss, in the 5th and 6th trumpets. John only had a vision of these demonic spirits, so he could see them as they really are; for they could not come into Godís holy Heaven, nor would God send Johnís holy spiritual being into the Abyss where these demonic beings were held.††

*The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur. Rev 9:17 NIV+

 

John saw Godís design for the New Heaven and New Earth which He will create; saw the New Jerusalem which has already been created; and wrote the book of Revelation in the Bible about what he saw.

 

*Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets. Am 3:7 NIV+

*The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, Rev 3:12 ESV+

 

In the Old Testament God did not tell or reveal anything about His 3rd Heaven to His prophets and those who wrote it. All God revealed to them was the heaven over earth (1st heaven) and the Heaven of Heavens (2nd Heaven) which is Godís Spiritual Kingdom, Paradise/Heaven. They did not know about the 3rd Heaven, which was above the 2nd Heaven and surrounded it.††

*You alone are the Lord; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You. Neh 9:6 NKJV+

The Heaven of Heavens is the 2nd Heaven; for the host of the Heaven of Heavens are angels, for the host (angels) of Heaven are worshiping God

*"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You, how much less this house which I have built! 1Ki 8:27 NASB+

 

The writers of the Old Testament believed that a Jewish Messiah would come to rule over the earth, establish His Kingdom at Godís Temple in Jerusalem on the Throne of David. And at this time all the faithful dead would come to life again to live under this Jewish Messiah (Christ means Messiah in Greek) in His Kingdom forever. Yes we will live with Christ forever in His 1,000 year Kingdom; yet that Kingdom will change after 1,000 years when God creates His New Heaven and Earth where we will live eternally, everlastingly, with our God.

*For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Isa 9:6-7 NKJV+ Forever; here perpetual or for a long time Hebrew NASB+ Number 5769

 

Ezekiel prophesied that King David, the King God loved the most, would come to life again, (his eternal spiritual being will be reunited with a glorified body) and under our Lord Jesus who will be King over His 1,000 year Kingdom; be the prince over Jerusalem. David will be the only one who can eat bread with Jesus in the Temple at Jerusalem. The priest who will provide a bull for a commemorate sin offering, for himself as priest and all the people without glorified bodies.

*But they shall serve the Lord their God, And David their king, Whom I will raise up for them. Jer 30:9 NKJV+

*Only the prince may sit in it to eat bread before the Lord. He shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gate, and shall go out by the same way.Ē Eze 44:3 ESV+

*On that day the prince shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a young bull for a sin offering. Eze 45:22 ESV+

 

When Isaiah prophesied about a new earth; he was referring to the time God will make the earth new by cleansing all the evil from it, to prepare it for Christís 1,000 year Kingdom on earth.

*"For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind. Isa 65:17-18 NASB+

*"No longer will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, Or an old man who does not live out his days; For the youth will die at the age of one hundred And the one who does not reach the age of one hundred Will be thought accursed. Isa 65:20 NASB+

 

Rev 21:1-4

 

For in Godís New Heaven/Earth all will have eternal glorified bodies which will never die, and the sun, moon will no longer shine; Godís glory is our light.

*ďFor as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your offspring and your name remain. From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the Lord. Isa 66:22-23 ESV+

*And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb. Rev 21:23 ESV+

 

Only all believers will have eternal glorified bodies to live in Jesusí 1,000 year Kingdom on earth

*For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Phil 3:20-21 NKJV+

 

Jesus disciples, who became apostles; only knew about Jesusí Kingdom on Earth. This included Peter who knew the earth and everything in it would be refurbished, laid bare and all the evil in it would be removed by fire; when the Lord Jesus came to establish His Kingdom on Earth.

*So when they had come together, they asked him, ďLord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to IsraelAc 1:6 ESV+

*But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 2Pe 3:10 NIV+

 

We do not know what Paul knew, but could not say; but in the New Testament Paul only talks about Jesus returning to gather us to him, giving us glorified bodies and taking us into the 2nd Heaven, Godís Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven/Paradise. Later Paul talked about Jesus coming in power to defeat satan, and begin His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth. He does not say anything about Godís New Jerusalem, His New Heaven/Earth.

*For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 1Thess 4:16-17 NASB+

*And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 2Thess 2:8 ESV+

 

John alone announced that Jesus Kingdom was only for 1,000 years; not forever. He alone told us about Godís New Jerusalem; His new creation of Hell/Lake of Fire, and New Heaven/Earth which are eternal, everlasting; the events leading up to them.

* Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years. Rev 20:6 NASB+

* Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. Rev 21:1-2 NASB+

 

Revelation should be used as an outline for what will happen in end times; then other prophecies used to help us understand what will happen. For only in Revelation are our Heavenly Father and Jesus telling us the complete story of what will happen until we come into Godís New Heaven/Earth; the Holy Spirit continues to reveal more of its truths as the time comes closer and closer.

 

Before God created the universe, anything in it our God made a spiritual plan to forgive the sins of those He foreknew would love Him above all things, would strive to obey His commands; so their spiritual being (soul, spirit) could be made holy again; and they could become, remain His children. God would use 3 Spiritual Kingdoms and 4 physical kingdoms before creating His everlasting New Heaven and Earth where all Godís children will live eternally with our God in glorified spiritual bodies.

*And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Ro 8:28-30 NIV+

 

(1) 3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) too big to imagine; always holy (sin never occurs here), always been, will always exist with 2 eternal kingdoms God will later create within 3rd Kingdom. Hell for satan, his demons, all physicalunfaithful/unbelievers who ever lived; Godís Holy New Heaven/Earth for all His children who ever lived. Satan later takes sin into 2nd Heaven, 1st heaven over earth, earth; so they must pass away. Here our Father designscreation before it even exists; when He will rule, when His Son will rule over it. New Jerusalem is located here

 

3rd Heaven is so large we cannot even imagine its size. Within the 3rd Heaven is Godís 2nd Heaven, which is impossible for any of us on earth to even see. Lower down is the 1st heaven over earth, which still cannot be completely seen, even with the powerful telescopes now available. It has been estimated the 1st heaven over earth has about 100 million galaxies in it, with each galaxy having a trillion stars; 100 million trillion stars are in it. The Bible also tells us God keeps expanding this heaven in size to accomplish what God has designed it to do; which now the Astronomers have also agreed with.

*It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in. Isa 40:22 NASB+ Also Isa 44:24; Ps 104:21

*He alone spreads out the heavens, And treads on the waves of the sea; Job 9:8 NKJV+

 

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-resources/how-many-stars-are-there/

 

The 3rd Heaven will always be holy, for sin never occurs here; this Kingdom will always exist with 2 other eternal kingdoms God will later create within this 3rd Heaven. Hell for satan, all his demons, all physical unfaithful/unbelievers who ever lived; and Godís Holy New Heaven/Earth for all His holy children who ever lived. satan will bring sin into the 2nd Heaven, then the 1st heaven over earth and then earth when he sins trying to be god. Because these 3 kingdoms will have sin in them, they will pass away.

*ďHow you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations lowYou said in your heart, ĎI will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most HighIsa 14:12-14 ESV+

Stars refers to angelic beings; Mount of Assembly, Heavenly mount Zion, the Heavenly Jerusalem where Godís Heavenly Temple is

 

*And he said to them, ďI saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Lk 10:18 ESV+

 

God has always been holy, will always be holy; His original home in the 3rd Heaven has always been holy, has always existed, will always be holy, will always exist. God will create other kingdoms within His original home in the 3rd Heaven where there will be sin; God will always be holy, His original 3rd Kingdom will always be holy; sin will never come into Godís 3rd Heaven. satan committed his sin in the 2nd Heaven where Godís Temple is located!!

 

God designs/plans 7 other kingdoms which will be within the 3rd Heaven, Godís original home; which has always been holy, which has always existed; which will always be holy, will always exist. The 1st Kingdom which is not created; has always been eternal, which will always will be eternal.

 

2 other kingdoms which will exist eternally; Hell/Lake of Fire and Godís New Heaven and Earth which will contain Godís New Jerusalem See J + K

*Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: Matt 25:41 NKJV+

*Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Rev 21:1 NKJV+ Verse above; first heaven should be translated first heavens; Greek word ouranos (NASB Greek-Hebrew Dictionary) can be singular or plural.

 

God will not need 2 Jerusalemís; where His Temple is located in the Holy Mountains of the 2nd Heaven, or the Jerusalem on earth in Christís 1,000 Year Kingdom. Sin will have been in both of them, and God will replace them His New Jerusalem in the 3rd Heaven coming down to His New Heaven/Earth.

*Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Rev 21:2 NKJV+

 

Because sin will be in these kingdoms they will pass away, be no more; 2nd Heaven, earth, with Hades and Abyss within it.

*Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Rev 21:1 NKJV+ Verse above; first heaven should be translated first heavens; Greek word ouranos (NASB Greek-Hebrew Dictionary) can be singular or plural.

 

Our Father planned when He would rule, when His Son would rule over which kingdoms before they were created.

Brief approximate traditional timeline of when the Father, then Jesus, then the Father; will reign over these Kingdoms

 

Father has/will reign during these periods; with different requirements to become Godís children; where our spiritual being goes if we die

 

*Come into Godís Rest Abrahamís Bosom are saved; waiting for Jesus to die for sin so they can come into Kingdom of God in the 2nd Heaven

 

Around 4,000 BC: beginning of creation - Garden of Eden - everything created by God was holy - Obedience to God required

 

Soon after 4,000 BC: Adam/Eve sinned, God killed animal as blood sacrifice, to cover their nakedness - Obedience to God, offer blood sacrifices

 

Blood sacrifice symbolized blood Jesus would shed for sins - God made satan prince/ruler over the evil 1st heaven and earth; though still under God

 

2070 BC: Abraham - Faith and circumcision required, with animal blood sacrifices to God, obedience to God

 

1450 BC: Moses - Now moral and ceremonial laws required, with faith, circumcision, animal blood sacrifices to God, obedience to God

 

26 AD: Jesus after being anointed by the Holy Spirit when He began His ministry; could forgive the sins of those who believed He was the Messiah to come. But Jesus could not make anyone holy until His sacrificial death on the cross for sin.

*"Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and walk'? "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"óthen He said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and go home." And he got up and went home. Matt 9:5-7 NASB+

 

*All faithful/believers spiritual beings come directly into the 2nd Heaven/Paradise as saints; holy children of God. They have been eternally saved.

 

30 AD: Jesus death - Saved by believing Jesus is God, shed His blood to atone for sin, in His resurrection, accept Holy Spirit, love Jesus obey His commands

 

Jesus became our Advocate in Godís Court, intercedes for us so our sins were forgiven, and we become/remain holy Children of God

*Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Ro 8:34 NKJV+

 

Israel had 40 yrs to believe in Jesus; could still be saved by moral/ceremonial laws, with faith, circumcision, animal blood sacrifices to God, obedience to God

 

70 AD: Temple destroyed/ Now only saved by believing; Jesus is God, shed His blood to atone for sin, in His resurrection, accept Holy Spirit, love Jesusobey His commands

 

After God will throw satan out of the 1st heaven over earth so he is no longer prince over it, and our Father rules over the 1st Heaven.

*So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Rev 12:9 NKJV+

 

Through the 3Ĺ year period when the beast/antichrist/man of sin will rule over the earth

*And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months. Rev 13:5 ESV+

 

*Given glorified spiritual bodies will be priests to God, help Jesus rule over His 1,000 year Kingdom.

 

Until Jesus returns in power to establish His Kingdom on earth, and reign over it, and satan is no longer prince over it.

*The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign for ever and ever." And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. Rev 11:15-17 NIV+

 

* Jesus judges those still living all surrender call on His name come into His Kingdom in their physical bodies

 

Jesus will reign over His 1,000 year Kingdom on earth

*But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. Heb 10:12-14 ESV+ 

 

*All who lived in physical bodies during Jesus 1,000 year kingdom judged, those who loved Jesus above all things, obeyed His commands, loved all people as themselves are saved.

 

White Throne Judgment Jesus will be the Judge

*Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. Rev 20:11-12 NASB+

 

Our Heavenly Father will reign throughout eternity in His New Heaven/Earth over His children, Jesus will be our eldest brother, be there to love and guide us; and the Holy Spirit will bring us together as one to worship our God.

*But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 1Co 15:23-26 ESV+

 

No longer death in Fatherís New Heaven/Earth

*He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed awayRev 21:4 ESV+

 

New Jerusalem is created in the 3rd Heaven, is located here.

*Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Rev 21:2 NKJV+

 

(2) 2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Godís 1st creation isHis holy Spiritual Kingdom, with Temple on Mount Zion; for angels to worship Him, watch Him create earth/people, help with Godís plan to save us. Here satan will commit 1st sin. After Jesus died for sin, faithful/believersí spiritual beings come here when our body dies

 

Our Father designed His plan of salvation, and how it would work in the universe He would create, then His Son would physically create His Fatherís plans, and the Holy Spirit would give life to all spiritual beings; both angelic and our soul and spirit which is within our physical bodies (A. 6.) See Who Our God Is

*In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

 

On the 1st day; God created the light and called it day, and called the darkness night

*God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. Gen 1:5

 

On the 2nd day; God created the 2nd Heaven, 1st heaven over earth and the angelic beings; so they could watch the rest of Godís creations

*And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. Gen 1:7-8 ESV+

*"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Job 38:4 NASB+

*When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:7 NASB+

 

The Holy Spirit created all the angelic spiritual beings, the angels, the cherubim, seraphim, and all the other angelic beings.Breath refers to Holy Spirit

*By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. Ps 33:6

*That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Jn 3:6 ESV+

 

On the 3rd day God created Earth and the vegetation, plants and trees on the earth

*God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good. Gen 1:10 NIV+

*And there was evening, and there was morning--the third day. Gen 1:13 NIV+

 

On the 4th day God created light for the earth, the sun, moon and the stars to separate light from darkness, making day and night.

*And God made the two great lightsóthe greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the nightóand the stars. Gen 1:16 ESV+

*There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. Gen 1:19 NASB+

 

On the 5th day God created

*God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Gen 1:21 ESV+

*So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. Gen 1:23 NKJV+

 

On the 6th day God created

*So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Gen 1:27 ESV+

*Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Gen 1:31 NKJV+

 

On the 7th day God rested, for He had finished all all the work He had been doing

*By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.

 

We know the angels sang before God created the foundation for earth, for the angelic beings (morning stars like satan) sang songs and Godís angels (angels also called sons of God) shouted for joy to God as He was creating earth, and the 1st heaven over earth. God also told these angelic beings and angels that He was making them in our spiritual image; as a spiritual being as our God is, as the angelic beings are; with a soul and spirit.

*ďWhere were you when I laid the foundation of the earth Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurementsósurely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:3-7 ESV+

* Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Gen 1:26 NKJV+

 

God created His original Temple on the Heavenly Jerusalem in the 2nd Heaven which is spiritually referred to as Mount Zion; so all the angelic beings could worship Him. God would later have Moses copy His Temple on earth with a Tabernacle (Ex 25:40), then have Solomon copy His Heavenly Temple when Solomon built Godís earthly Temple in Jerusalem which is spiritually Mount Zion..

*They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: "See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain." Heb 8:5 NIV+

*But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, Heb 12:22-23 NIV+

 

Here in the 2nd Heaven satan committed the 1st sin, and God cast him to the kingdoms of the 1st Heaven over earth, and earth. satanís heart became full of conceit because of his beauty, the great wisdom God gave him; was corrupted by his splendor. satan grew tired of all the angels worshipping God, and not him. So satan decided to establish his throne over the stars (here refers to Godís angels) on Godís holy mountain in the 2nd Heaven; so they would worship him, for satan wanted to be equal with or greater than God. satan had now sinned, by breaking Godís greatest command; that He alone is to be worshipped and obeyed. satan now being evil, could not remain in Godís holy Kingdom in the 2nd Heaven; he had become Godís most powerful enemy. So God cast satan to the ground on earth

*"How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; Isa 14:12-13 NKJV+

*"Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I put you before kings, That they may see you. Eze 28:17 NASB+

*And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightningLk 10:18 20 NASB+

 

God made an opening in the 2nd Heaven for His angelic beings to come down to the 1st heaven and earth. Jesus defined what Jacob described in the 1st verse below; for angels will merely ascend and descend from the 2nd Heaven to earth in an orderly manner, not on a ladder; so nothing unholy comes into Godís 2nd Heaven.

*Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. Gen 28:12 NKJV+

*And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man." Jn 1:51 NASB+

 

God sealed this opening off after satan had sinned in 2nd Heaven, to keep His 2nd Kingdom holy so no sin could ever enter it again; including satan, all demonic spirits, all unfaithful/unbelieversí unholy spiritual beings, all human physical beings, all other physical beings on earth. This sentence was by the decree of the holy ones, angelic beings; we believe this is referring to angelic jury in Godís court in the 1st heaven (see A. 3.), or it could be a decision from the angels watching over the opening.†††

*"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men." Dan 4:17 NASB+

*'I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven. Da 4:13 NASB+

 

Faithful/believers spiritual beings will come into Godís holy 2nd Heaven/Paradis when they die, after Christ died for our sins on the cross.

*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+

*"No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man. Jn 3:13 NASB+

 

(3) 1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); God created a Holy heaven over the earth, so the sun and moon could give us light; physical mankind was to have control over 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+

 

4 Physical kingdoms

 

(4) Earth (Fourth Kingdom): God designed earth as a physical kingdom for holy physical men, women to live on

 

†† Bottomless Pit: God created a physical pit in the depths of earth with an exceeding hot furnace of torment under it; to hold demons, and human spiritual beings of the unfaithful/unbelievers when their physical bodies die.

 

The Bottomless Pit is a gigantic furnace deep in the earth, in which there are 3 distinct places; (1) Hades; where God holds the sinful spiritual beings of humans, (2) Abyss; where God holds disruptive demons, and (3) Tartarus where God holds vile demons who are chained in a prison. Hell is the eternal Lake of Fire which God will create later. See Hades Ė Abyss Ė Tartarus - Hell

*When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss. Rev 9:2 NIV+

 

4a. #God designed spiritual chasm between Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom and Bottomless Pit; to separate them#

 

God made a barrier, a spiritual chasm to keep spiritual beings of the unfaithful who died and their spiritual being were sent to Hades in the Bottomless Pit; from coming into Abrahamís Bosom in the 1st Heaven over earth. As they awaited Jesus atoning death which would make them holy, so they could come into Godís Kingdom of Heaven in the 2nd Heaven.

*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+

*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+

 

God allowed spiritual beings in Hades to look up into Abrahamís Bosom, see and talk with the faithful spiritual beings in Abrahamís Bosom to show them their mistake for not being faithful to God. It was also because Abrahamís Bosom had to be in the unholy 1st heaven, which satan is prince over; to wait until Jesus would die for their sins so their spiritual beings could become perfectly holy and Jesus could bring them into the Kingdom of God in the holy 2nd Heaven. We will later see that no one on earth can communicate with believersí spiritual beings which are taken in Godís 2nd Heaven; without God permitting it for a specific reason. For there is complete privacy in the 2nd Heaven from anything which is unholy; there is only peace and joy in Godís 2nd Heaven of Paradise.

 

 

4b. God designed a Bottomless Pit in earth, with a super-hot furnace under it; to hold (5) Hades, (6) Abyss

 

When the shaft is opened to the bottomless pit, we know there is the heat of torment in it, as the smoke came like that out of a great furnance.

*He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. Rev 9:2 ESV+

 

 

 

(5) Hades (Fifth Kingdom) God designed this kingdom in the highest part of the pit, with the least heat of torment; a kingdom to hold the spiritual beings of all unfaithful/unbelievers when their physical body dies. As they await White Throne Judgment, then Hell. See 7. below

 

Hades is the highest place in the Bottomless Pit; where the human spiritual beings (souls + spirits) of all the unfaithful and unbelievers are held after they physically die on earth. These spiritual beings are kept here until the White Throne Judgment, when they are reunited with their resurrected physical body and thrown in Hell, the Lake of Fire. Since Hades is the highest place in the pit, it has the least heat, the least torment, though it is severe. Here there will be varying degrees of punishment depending on what one has done while living on earth.

*"But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the judgment than for you. "And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You will be brought down to Hades! Lk 10:14-15 NASB+

*And that servant who knew his master's will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. Lk 12:47-48 NKJV+

 

With the worst punishment going to those who were given the Holy Spirit but then rejected Him; treating the blood that Jesus gave on the cross to atone for our sins as an unholy thing. And it is a fearful thing for them to fall into the hands of God.

*How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? Heb 10:29 NIV+

*For we know him who said, ďVengeance is mine; I will repay.Ē And again, ďThe Lord will judge his peopleIt is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb 10:30-31 ESV+

 

(6) Abyss (Sixth Kingdom) God designed it in th middle part of pit, with severe heat of torment. Holds unruly demonic spirits, who are turned

out in 6th trumpet, cast into Tartarus with satan; later judged, cast into Hell.

 

The Abyss is the middle place in the pit where disruptive demonic spirits who continue to disobey God, do things He does not allow, while they test peopleís faith on earth; are kept. There is more torment here for them because they have been with God in His 2nd Heaven, yet still disobeyed Him. The demons here will be turned lose in the 5th and 6th trumpet of Rev, to help complete Godís end time plans; yet all the demons will eventually be thrown into Hell, the Lake of Fire with satan. See 7. below

*Jesus asked him, saying, "What is your name?" And he said, "Legion," because many demons had entered him. And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss. Lk 8:30 NKJV+

*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+

(6a) Tartarus God designed a prison in Abyss, in the lowest part of pit with the worst heat torment; to hold most vile demons in chains. Angels like azazel, who became demons when married human women, had children with them; who were giants. They are turned out in 6th trumpet, cast into Tartarus with satan, later judged, cast into Hell. See 7. below

 

The Greek word Tartarus is used in only one verse in the Bible, refers to being cast or thrust down, incarcerated or held captive in Tartarus. Hell has a specific Greek word by which it is always used Gehenna; which is not used here. We believe Tartarus is best translated like many other words in the Bible by the context of which they are used in the Bible. And here Tartarus means a place where one is held captive, a prison; Tartarus is a prison in the Abyss.

See Hades, Abyss, Tartarus, Hell

 

http://www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html

 

But Peter clearly refers to Tartarus as being a prison or dungeon, where certain angels were kept (chained or locked up) who committed the terrible the sin of altering the human race, when they married human women. For the children they reproduced with the earthly women were the Nephilim, giants who had no spiritual being and were wicked, were like the animals who reproduced on earth. To stop them God in His anger locked them in Tartarus, a prison in the Abyss which was like an red hot inferno, had the most worst torment of the Bottomless Pit; which also served as a warning to other angels not to do this.

*in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prisonwho 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 3:19-20 NASB+

*For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, [Greek Tartarus] putting them into gloomy dungeons [some manuscripts into chains of darkness] to be held for judgment; 2Pe 2:4 NIV+

 

Angels like azazel who became demons when they married human women, had children with them who became giants.

*And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home--these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. NIV+

*the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Gen 6:2 ESV+

 

We believe God had physical human bodies in Heaven for the angels to use; for the manna God gave to Israel was the food of angels, and we know angels appeared as men on earth many times, even ate food.

*He rained down manna upon them to eat And gave them food from heavenMan did eat the bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance. Ps 78:24-25 NASB+

The 2 angels with the Lord; ate the food Abraham provided for them. Then the went to warn Lot about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah Gen 19:1.

*Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate. Gen 18:8 ESV+

*Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Heb 13:2 ESV+

 

Children born to the sons of God (angels who became demons for marrying women) when they married women were called Nephilim, or giants. Since the Holy Spirit did not give these children an eternal spiritual being, they were just physically reproduced like animals; they were large powerful ruthless men, where the strongest survived. If this interbreeding of demons with physical people continued it would destroy our Godís plan for creating people to be His eternal children. For without an eternal spiritual being they did not need God, they could not become His children; and when they died they were no more, returned to dust like animals.

*The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. Gen 6:4 ESV+

 

(7) Hell/Lake of Fire (Seventh Kingdom); God designed final everlasting place of torment; will be created when Christ defeats the beast/antichrist/man of sin, false prophet. They are 1st cast here. After Christís 1,000 year Kingdom, satan, cast here; then demons in Abyss judged, cast here. After White Throne Judgement all unbelievers living, all unbelieversí spiritual beings in Hades reunited with their resurrected bodies; cast here. Hellís location unknown.

*Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: Matt 25:41 NKJV+

 

God creates Hell/ Lake of Fire after Jesus comes in power and defeats beast/antichrist/man of sin and false prophet, and they are the first be cast in it. See H. 65; I. 78, 81

*Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Rev 19:20 NKJV+

 

When Christís 1,000 year Kingdom is over, satan is cast into the Lake of Fire to be with the beast/antichrist/man of sin and false prophet

*and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Rev 20:10 ESV+

 

Then earth with the 1st heaven over earth, along with the 2nd Heaven (because it once had sin in it) will pass away; since the kingdoms of Hades and the Abyss were within earth they will pass away also.

*Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. Rev 20:11 NKJV+

 

Strongís Greek word for heaven or heavens is the same word g3772 ouranos; depending on the context of what is being said. We believe the correct context for the word ouranos in the verse above is Heavens; referring to both the heaven over earth, and Godís 2nd Heavenly Kingdom, for they both had sin in them. And even though they were cleansed before Christís 1,000 year Kingdom started; God will eliminate them so His eternal New Heaven and Earth will be perfectly Holy, without any sin ever happening in them.†††

 

http://www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html

 

Example of how ouranos is translated in the Bible to mean heavens or heaven. In verse below it first translated as the heaven over earth, then the same word is translated as Godís 2nd Heavenly Kingdom. Other good translations we use translate ouranos as heaven both times, and still other translation we use translate ouranos as heavens both times.

*And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, ďThis is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.Ē Matt 3:16-17 ESV+

 

Then all unfaithful/unbelievers in Hades are reunited with their resurrected physical bodies at the White Throne and then with all living unbelievers on earth from Jesusí 1,000 year Kingdom will be judged and cast into Hell, the Lake of Fire.

*Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyoneís name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Rev 20:14-15 ESV+

 

Then 4 kingdoms will eternally remain; (1) 3rd Heaven which has always been, which will always be, in which Godís creates His eternal (2) New Heaven and (3) New Earth, and the eternal (4) Hell/Lake of Fire.

 

We do not know where the eternal Hell/Lake of Fire will be located; but it will be located where Jesus (Lamb) and the angelic beings can see it, yet we do not believe we in glorified bodies will be able to see it or even want to look at it. As we will be living in everlasting peace and joy with our God in His New Heaven and Earth

*he also will drink the wine of Godís wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.Ē Rev 14:10-11 ESV+

 

A. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Man Created to Awaiting Jesus

 

Verses below; A. without diagrams; all Diagrams without verses; all without verses or diagrams

 

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. Hefollows 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, this will be 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.

 

B. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Jesusí Birth (5BC) to His Death on Cross (30BC)

 

Verses below; B. without diagrams; all Diagrams without verses; all without verses or diagrams

Understanding spiritual being (soul and spirit), physical being (body and mind)

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

Begin Earth 8-10; Hades 11; Tartarus 12

 

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); Holy Spiritual Kingdom of God, Heaven of Heavens, Paradise

Where God sits on His moveable Throne; has His original Temple on the Heavenly Mount Zion

 

God created a Holy Spiritual Kingdom; so angels could worship Him, help with Godís plan to save us. After

Christ died for our sins, faithful/believers spiritual beings could come here when our physical body dies.

 

 

1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over 1st heaven

 

Godís Court: Unholy spiritual beings (satan/demons, unfaithful/unbelievers) canít enter Holy 2nd Heaven; so all angelic/human spiritual beings judged here. God is judge, 24 angels jury. Until Jesus died for sin; Lordís Angel

Advocate, satan accuser. Faithful spiritual beings went to Godís Rest, unfaithful to Hades; some demons to Abyss

After Jesus died for sin became Advocate, believersí spiritual beings would go to 2nd Heaven, unbelievers to Hades

 

Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom: Faithful died, spiritual beings came here; till Jesus died, took all to 2nd Heaven

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

 

 

 

Earth (Fourth Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over earth

 

8. Holy Spirit impregnated virgin Mary; Godís Son made man, Son of God/Son of Man; born Tishri 10, 5BC

 

8a. Jesus lived in obscurity till He was 30, then baptized by John; made righteous to begin His ministry

 

8b. Jesus was the 1st fruits; 1st human spiritual being anointed by His Father with the indwelling of the

Holy Spirit. Jesusí human spiritual being 1st enter into Godís Kingdom in 2nd Heaven while He lived on earth.

 

9. Jesus was crucified Nisan 14 30AD; His body died on cross as all the worldís sins were laid upon Him.

For no human body can die unless sinful; His body was buried in tomb before the day ended at sundown.

 

10. Because Jesusí human spiritual being now carried our sins; He descended to the torment of Hades v

 

Bottomless Pit God created an intensely hot furnace of torment within a pit located in the depths of earth.

 

xxxxxxxxxxx Spiritual chasm between Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom and Hades; separating them xxxxxxxxxx

 

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

 

11. Jesus human spiritual being punished until God accepted His sacrifice; then descended to Tartarus v

 

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

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

 

Tartarus 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

 

12. Jesus was the Scapegoat, brought the worldís sins He carried to azazel, other demons in Tartarus;

the prison of the Abyss. He deposited all the worldís sins in the most solitary, uninhabited land there is.

 

 

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

Earth will disappear, all kingdoms in it; but after Hell/Lake of Fire is created it will be eternal

 

 

 

B. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Jesusí Birth to His Death on the Cross ††

Verses

 

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

 

Definitions used in this message:

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death

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

 

8. Holy Spirit impregnated virgin Mary; Godís Son made man, Son of God/Son of Man; born Tishri 10, 5BC

 

Jesus became man, when the Holy Spirit miraculously used the seed of a man with Judean roots who had no inherited sin, to impregnate Mary who was a virgin. Jesus now was the Son of God and the Son of Man; His Father was God, His mother was Mary. Jesus was the only human being who would have no sin, for Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit through Mary. So Jesus did not inherit Adamís original sin, which is passed through all menís seed to any baby they conceive; for all people can die. And Jesus was the only physical person who ever lived, or will live who will never commit any sins.††

* Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. Lk 1:34-35 NASB+

*He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2Co 5:21 NASB+

*Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinnedóRo 5:12 NKJV+

 

Our Fatherís all-knowing plan of salvation was perfect in having Adamís original sin pass through the seed of all men; yet keeping women from passing on any sin through their seed to their babies. This showed us that Jesus was the Son of God, He was not conceived by Joseph who was only His earthly stepfather, for Jesus was holy, sinless. Yet Jesus became a holy physical man, the Son of Man, for His physical being (mind, body) was reproduced through Mary who passed no sin on to her baby. The miracle of Jesus becoming man was the seed the Holy Spirit used to impregnate Mary; which had to come from a man with Judean roots whose seed did not contain Adamís original sin. The Holy Spirit could have made seed from a Judean man without original sin, miraculously used only Maryís seed, had and used some of Adamís seed before Adam sinned, or used some other miraculous means to conceive Jesus with a manís seed which did not contain Adamís original sin.

*For as by the one manís disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one manís obedience the many will be made righteous. Ro 5:19 ESV+

*For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the deadFor as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 1Co 15:21-22 NKJV+

 

Jesus could not die on the cross until His Father laid our sins upon Him; then His human physical body died. Jesusí death, the blood He shed on the cross, and the torment He went through in Hades; paid for all the sins of the faithful/believers from the beginning of this world to the White Throne Judgment. So we can become children of God, live with Him eternally in His New Heaven and Earth.

*who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness--by whose stripes you were healed. 1Pe 2:24 NKJV+

 

Jesus was born on the Day of Atonement Tishri 10, 5 BC, the most holy day of the Jewish year; when God came down from Heaven to the Holy of Holies in His Temple in Jerusalem to forgive Israelís sins each year, to make the faithful holy. What other day would Jesus be born but the holiest day of the year; how much more symbolic can you get than this is when His Father came to forgive the sins of Israel each year. Picturing the time His Son came down from Heaven, became man and died on the cross to make atonement once; for all the sins the faithful/believers would ever commit. See 12 for how the sins of the world where symbolically laid on Jesus.

*And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ďNow on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the Lord. And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. Lev 23:26-28 ESV+

*and the Lord said to Moses, ďTell Aaron your brother not to come at any time into the Holy Place inside the veil, before the mercy seat that is on the ark, so that he may not die. For I will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. Lev 16:2 RSV+

*And this shall be a statute forever for you, that atonement may be made for the people of Israel once in the year because of all their sins.Ē And Moses did as the Lord commanded him. Lev 16:34 ESV+

*And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 10:10 NIV+

 

Tishri 10 refers to a day on the Jewish Calendar (See Jesus Born 11.); on our calendar this day would fall in late September or early October

 

8a. Jesus lived in obscurity till He was 30, then baptized by John; made righteous to begin His ministry

 

Jesus was brought quietly into the world from His birth, lived in obscurity protected by His Father until He began His ministry. At this time there were only a very few who knew Jesus was the Son of God while also a physical man Jesus. Maybe only His mother Mary knew, for we presume Simeon, Anna, Elizabeth and Joseph were all dead; and John the Baptizer did not remember Jesus from the time he recognized Jesus when both were in their motherís wombs (Lk 1:44, 7:20). Not even His own brothers knew He was the Son of God. Jesus birth

*For not even his brothers believed in him. Jn 7:5 ESV+

*He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. Jn 1:10 KJV

 

Jesus began His ministry when He was about 30 years old, in 26 AD (add year for crossing 0). Jesus could not begin His ministry under the Old Covenant ceremonial law until He was washed with water by a priest, to make Him ceremonially righteous. Jesus asked John the Baptizer, a priest in Godís Temple in Jerusalem, to ceremonially wash, baptize Him with water; so He could begin His ministry.

*Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, Lk 3:23 NIV+

*Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, ďI need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?Ē But Jesus answered him, ďLet it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousnessMatt 3:13-15 ESV

 

8b. Jesus was the 1st fruits; 1st human spiritual being anointed by His Father with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Jesusí human spiritual being 1st enter into Godís Kingdom in 2nd Heaven while He lived on earth.

 

Godís Son is a spiritual being who has always been, will always be. Yet in our Fatherís plan to have children to love, He would change Jesusí very essence, when Jesus became a man. Jesus was always the preeminent in our Fatherís plan to save us by becoming a human physical being; though Jesus always was an invisible spiritual being, in the image of His Father. Jesus was the firstborn in all things, was the 1st to be designed by our Heavenly Father with a physical being, a human body and mind; in which a human spiritual being, a soul and spirit would be placed, giving the physical body and mind life

*He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. Col 1:15 ESV+

 

Our Father designed Jesus before He created the universe, all that is in it; including the angelic beings, Adam and Eve, all other human beings who would be reproduced through them. Our Father designed our physical beings (body and mind) to be conformed to the image He designed for Jesus, so He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Our Father designed our spiritual beings in His image, in the image He would design the angels with. Our Father knew as He designed the men and women who would live in earth; who would love and obey Him. These He would call to become His children, justify them, and give them glorified bodies like Jesus would have. Then take them into His New Heaven/Earth to live with Him eternally.

*And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. Col 1:18 ESV+

*For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. Ro 8:29 ESV+

 

When Jesus came up out of the water of the Jordan River, after being baptized by John to begin His minstry; He was anointed by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in bodily form, like a dove, so all who were watching would know what had happened. Jesus was the first fruits, the first to be given the indwelling of the Holy Spirit by His Father; after which Jesus was given the gifts of the Spirit to do His Fatherís work. With these gifts of the Spirit the Father had prepared Jesus to be tested in the wilderness by satan/devil; then after overcoming this adversary Jesus was prepared to begin His 3Ĺ year ministry on earth.

*and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." Lk 3:22 NIV+

*And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness Lk 4:1 ESV+

*Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. Lk 4:13 NKJV+

 

Only Jesus could have received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at this time; for at this time only His human spiritual being was holy, so the Holy Spirit could dwell, live within it. All the faithful, the believers had to wait until Jesus atoned for our sins on the cross, before our spiritual being could be made holy, and the Holy Spirit could dwell in them.

*To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." 1Pe 2:21-22 NIV+

 

Jesus returned to Galilee and the surrounding area to minister and heal with the power of the Holy Spirit; until He was crucified.

And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. Lk 4:14-15 ESV+

 

Jesus did not have any spiritual power other than a normal man; for He was also the Son of Man. Jesus received all of His power through the Holy Spirit, who now lived in His human spiritual being.

*how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. Ac 10:38 NIV+

*ďThe Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, Lk 4:18 ESV+

 

9. Jesus was crucified Nisan 14 30AD; His body died on cross as all the worldís sins were laid upon Him. For sin causes death, no human body can die unless sinful. His body was buried in a tomb before the day ended at sundown.

 

Jesus would minister for 3Ĺ years, then on Friday Passover/Preparation Day Nisan 14 (March/April) 30 AD, Jesus gave His life on the cross to redeem us from our sins; by allowing the Roman governor Pontius Pilate to crucify Him.

*But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?" Matt 26:52-54 NKJV+

*Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christwho gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, Gal 1:3-4 NKJV+

 

Jesus was nailed to the cross between 9-12 AM on Passover Day; His sacrificial blood, death on the cross, and torment in Hades was the only sacrifice our Father would accept for sin; which replaced the need for any other sacrifices for sin, including the daily and Passover lambs which would be sacrificed on this day.

*so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Heb 9:28 NIV+

*By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Heb 10:10 NKJV+

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

 

Jesus symbolized and would replace the 2nd sacrificial goat of the Day of Atonement; the goat of removal, the scapegoat. Like the scapegoat Jesus would have all the sins of the faithful, all the sins believers would ever commit; laid upon Him on the cross. God would only accept Christís sacrifice on the cross, not the blood of animals; as a permanent one time atonement for all the sins which will ever be committed by those who love our God above all things.

*Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man. Lev 16:21 NKJV+

*because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; Heb 10:4-5 NIV+

*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 NIV+

 

Jesusí physical being (body and mind) could not die until the faithful and believersí sins were placed on Him; for sin is what causes our physical being to die. Jesus was sinless, yet He willingly hung on a tree, was crucified in our place, endured the curse all sinners would have to face; the torment of Hades. So He could forgive the sins of all who would love Him, so our spiritual beings could become holy, and we could become children of God.

*Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinnedó Ro 5:12 NASB+

*For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2Co 5:21 NKJV+

*Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for usófor it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree "ó Gal 3:13 NASB+

 

Jesus physical body and mind would be buried in a tomb before the day ended at sundown; for He could not remain on the cross on the Sabbath. Jesus also had to be buried before the Sabbath Day began; for no one could do any work on a Sabbath.

*Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Jn 19:31 NKJV+

* Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. Therefore because of the Jewish day of preparation, since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. Jn 19:41-42 NASB+

 

10. Because Jesusí human spiritual being now carried our sins; He descended to the torment of Hades

 

At the ninth hour (3 PM), when our sins were placed on Jesus as He hung on the cross; He had to endure the greatest torment and punishment there will ever be. To atone for our sins Jesus had now become a curse; was sinful, forsaken and separated from His Father.

*And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is translated, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?" 15:34 NKJV+

*Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for usófor it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree [Or cross; lit wood] Gal 3:13 NASB+

 

When Jesus then said ďIt is finishedĒ; He was referring to the pain and anguish His physical body had endured, which was now to end. And Jesus gave His spiritual being into the hands of His Father; and His physical human body and mind died.

*When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, ďIt is finished,Ē and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Jn 19:30 ESV+

*Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, ďFather, into your hands I commit my spiritAnd having said this he breathed his last. Lk 23:46 ESV+

 

Jesus was the Son of God, yet also the Son of Man; He had a physical being and spiritual being like we have. When oneís physical body dies and their sins have not been forgiven; their eternal spiritual being (soul + spirit) is also sinful, goes to the torment of Hades. Because Jesusí spiritual being was still carrying the sins of the faithful and believers which were laid upon Him at the cross, His human spiritual being was sinful, and descended into Hades.

*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+

 

11. Jesus human spiritual being punished until God accepted His sacrifice; then descended to Tartarus

 

Jesus human spiritual being would have to suffer the torment of Hades in our place, to redeem us from our sins; so when believers die their spiritual beings will not have to go into Hades. Jesus was symbolized as the Passover lamb, which had to be roasted over flames; the same flames in Hades Jesus had to endure. 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

 

Jesus died around 3pm, there would only be 2-3 hours left before Passover Day ended at sundown (around 6pm); then He would be in Heaven greeting the criminal He promised to take to Paradise. This means Jesus could not have suffered in Hades more than 3 hours in our time. Remembering there is no time in the eternal world; in either Heaven or Hades, a day is like a 1,000 years (2Pe 3:8); making our hour over 40 years. So we really do not know how long Jesus had to suffer in Hades, until His Father accepted His sacrifice for our sins

 

In Hades our Heavenly Father would accept Jesusí blood sacrifice on the cross, His spiritual suffering in Hades as atonement; for the sins of all who would become children of God. Jesus would then take all these sins, iniquities, and transgressions which His Father had forgiven, with His spiritual being to Tartarus, a prison in the Abyss.

*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. Jesus was the Scapegoat, brought the worldís sins He carried to Azazel, other demons in Tartarus, the prison of the Abyss; depositing all the worldís sins in the most solitary, uninhabited land there is.

 

We must first understand that in Hebrew there are no capital letters, so we cannot determine which of the 2 meanings of this obscure Hebrew word ďazazel or AzazelĒ are being used. Strongís Hebrew definition of azazel (without a capital) refers to the 2nd goat as a ďgoat of removalĒ or a scapegoat; who would have all of Israelís sins placed upon them, so they could be removed from those who followed God. Azazel with a capital refers to a guardian angel; who left his post, led other angels to marry woman and have children with in the time of Noah. And all these angels became demons for disobeying God.

 

They have now found a reference to Azazel within the Dead Sea Scrolls 4Q 180, 1:8; which shows Azazel as the leader of the angels who sinned when they left their posts in Gen 6:1-4 and became demons. This supports the Book of 1 Enoch 8:1, which is not part of the Bible but has been used as resource to the Bible; where Azazel is likewise referred to as a demonic leader.

 

We believe when one uses the context of Godís Word, the Day of Atonement was not only the day Jesus was born (see 8. above), but symbolized Jesus as the Scapegoat who would have the all sins of the faithful and believers laid upon Him (see 9. above); and He took these sins to Azazel in the prison at Tartarus in the Abyss.

*"Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel and all their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who stands in readinessLev 16:21 NASB+

 

There were 2 goats over which lots were cast on the Day of Atonement. The 1st goat would be for the Lord, and the 2nd goat for Azazel.

*And Aaron shall cast lots over the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel [The meaning of Azazel is uncertain; possibly the name of a place or demon, traditionally a scapegoat]. And Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the Lord and use it as a sin offering, Lev 16:8-9 ESV+

 

The Day of Atonement was the only day God came down to His Temple in Jerusalem to be with His people; and was also the day Jesus was symbolized as the Scapegoat who was born (see 8. 1st par) and was presented alive to His Father as our Savior who came into this world to make atonement for our sins. Jesus would be sent into the wilderness to begin His ministry of 3Ĺ years (see 8. 2nd par).

*"But the goat on which the lot for the scapegoat [Lit goat of removal or else a name: Azazel] fell shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make atonement upon it, to send it into the wilderness as the scapegoat [Lit goat of removal or else a name: Azazel]. Lev 16:10 NASB+

 

Pontius Pilate was symbolize as the man who would let the scapegoat, Jesus go to Azazel; so Jesus spiritual being would bring the sins of all the faithful and believers to Azazel in Tartarus. Then Pilate would try to wash his hands to be clean again, like the man washed his clothes to try to get clean enough to come back to the camp (was the custom for the man to kill the goat so it would not wander back).

*And he who lets the goat go to Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward he may come into the camp. Lev 16:26 ESV+

*When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. "I am innocent of this man's blood," he said. "It is your responsibility!" Matt 27:14 NIV+

 

Paul clearly tells us Jesusí spiritual being descended into the Abyss.

*But the righteousness based on faith says, ďDo not say in your heart, ĎWho will ascend into heaven?í Ē (that is, to bring Christ down) or ďWho will descend into the abyss?í Ē (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). Ro 10:7 ESV+

 

Peter clearly tells us after Jesus physical body died on the cross; His spirit (refers to Jesus human soul and spirit) went to the angels (spirits) who disobeyed God during the days of Noah, and became demons. God sent these demons to Tartarus, a prison or dungeon in the deepest part of the Abyss to await their judgment and be thrown into Hell/Lake of Fire.

*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 sent them to hell [Tartarus], putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment; 1Pe 2:4 NIV+

 

Tartarus is used only once in the Bible, we believe it refers to a special prison in the deepest part of the Abyss which is a kingdom God made to hold disruptive demons. Until they are judged and thrown into Hell, the Lake of Fire which will be a different eternal kingdom of torment God will create later to hold the devil, all demons, all the unfaithful/unbelievers. Its importance here is this is where after Jesus physical body dies on the cross, His human spiritual being will deposit all the worldís sins laid on Him in Tartarus, as He proclaims victory over Azazel and the other demons held here. Then His human spiritual being will go to the 2nd Heaven.

NKJV+ and NASB+ are correct in their use of Hades, Abyss and Hell in the Bible. We only differ with them as we believe Hell is the Lake of Fire which God will create later for the devil and his demons. Hades, Abyss, Tartarus, Hell

 

Jude tells us these demons held in Tartarus were the angels who did not stay within their position of authority, but left their proper dwelling place in Heaven and came to earth.

*And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great dayó Jude 1:6 ESV+

 

The angels who sinned becoming demons probably refers to guardian angels; who saw the daughters of men on earth, which were beautiful to them. They took these women for their wives, had children with them, who were giants and called the Nephilim; they were mighty fighters, who were widely known, talked about.

*Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. Gen 6:1-2 NKJV+

*The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown. Gen 6:4 ESV+

 

We believe that there human like physical bodies angels in the 2nd Heaven use to come to earth; which even eats manna, angel food to exist. These human like physical bodies were possessed by these angel spirits (now demons for disobeying God) so they could marry these women, have children with them. Because the Holy Spirit creates our eternal spiritual being, these demons could only use these physical bodies to reproduce a physical body and mind like animals have. Without a spiritual being with a heart as a moral compass, the Nephilim (demons children) would never follow Godís moral laws; and when they died they would be no more, the physical bodies would just turn to dust, like all other animals do. This is why God had to flood the world, to get children who would follow Him, who had an eternal spiritual being so Jesus atoning grace could save them. ††

*Yet He had commanded the clouds above, And opened the doors of heaven, Had rained down manna on them to eat, And given them of the bread of heaven. Men ate angels' food; He sent them food to the full. Ps 78:23-25 NKJV+

*Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Heb 13:2 NIV+

 

We should just remember Jesusí spiritual being deposited all the faithful and believers sins to the most solitary place there is, the deepest part of the pit in the earth, to Tartarus the prison in the Abyss. A solitary place where our forgiven sins will vanish from our Godís sight, and He will remember them no more. And when God creates His New Heaven and Earth, the old heavens and earth will be no more; and since Tartarus is located in the earth, it will be no more and our sins will disappear as though they never happened.

*Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Rev 9:1-2 NKJV+

*that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, Phil 2:10 NKJV+

*Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Rev 21:1 NKJV+

C. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Jesusí Spiritual Being Ascends into 2nd Heaven

 

Verses below; C. without diagrams; all Diagrams without verses; all without verses or diagrams

 

Understanding spiritual being (soul and spirit) physical being (body and mind)

 

Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

Begin Tartarus 13; 1st Heaven 14; 2nd Heaven 15 Ė17; Earth 18; 2nd Heaven 19- 20

 

3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) is Godís home, has always been, will always be; is too big to imagine. Here

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

 

 

2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Holy Spiritual Kingdom of God, Heaven of Heavens, Paradise

Where God sits on His moveable Throne; has His original Temple on the Heavenly Mount Zion

 

15. Jesus firstborn/firstfruits; 1st human spiritual being to enter into 2nd Heaven after His physical body died

 

16. Jesus entered into the most Holy Place in Godís Temple in the 2nd Heaven; to redeem us from our sins

 

17. All spiritual beings in Abrahamís Bosom entered 2nd Heaven by Christís grace; 1st for Jew, then Gentile

 

19. Criminalís spiritual being welcomed into 2nd Heaven by Jesus on Passover Day; day they were crucified

 

20. Now believersí spiritual beings taken directly to 2nd Heaven/Paradise when our bodies die; they live here

until Jesus brings them to the clouds over earth; joins them with our resurrected, eternal, glorified bodies

 

 

1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over 1st heaven

 

Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom: Godís Court:

Unholy spiritual beings, satan/demons, unfaithful/unbelievers canít enter Holy 2nd Heaven; so all angelic and

human spiritual beings had to be judged here. God is judge, 24 angels jury. Until Jesus died for sin; Lordís

Angel was Advocate, satan accuser. Faithfulís spiritual beings went to Godís Rest, unfaithful to Hades; some demons to Abyss. After Jesus died for sin He became our Advocate. All believersí spiritual beings now go directly to 2nd Heaven, all unbelievers spiritual beings always cast to Hades to await White Throne Judgment

 

14.After Jesus died for sin; all spiritual beings of faithful here were made holy; followed Jesus up to 2nd Heaven ^ ††††††††

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

 

 

Earth (Fourth Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over earth

 

18. Jesus kept His word, took spiritual being of thief on cross on day both died; up to 2nd Heaven/Paradise^. Thief believed in Jesus, died after Jesus had died to atone for sin; which made criminalís spiritual being holy.

 

Bottomless Pit God created an intensely hot furnace of torment within a pit located in the depths of earth.

 

xxxxxxxxxxx Spiritual chasm between Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom and Hades; separating them xxxxxxxxxx

 

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

 

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

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

 

Tartarus 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

 

13. After Jesusí spiritual being gave all our sins to demons here, He proclaimed victory over death. Without

our sins, His spiritual being became holy once more; so His spiritual being could ascend into the 2nd Heaven ^

 

 

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

Earth will disappear, all kingdoms in it; but after Hell/Lake of Fire is created it will be eternal

 

 

C. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Jesusí Spiritual Being Ascends to 2nd Heaven

Verses

 

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

 

Definitions used in this message:

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death

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

 

13. After Jesusí spiritual being gave all our sins to demons here, He proclaimed victory over death. Without our sins, His spiritual being became holy once more; so His spiritual being could ascend into the 2nd Heaven

 

We left (B.) with Jesus depositing the sins of the world in Tartarus, the prison of the Abyss; the deepest part of the Bottomless Pit in the earth. Since Jesusí spiritual being nor longer carried our sins, His spiritual being became perfectly holy once more; could now ascend higher than all the heavens over earth, into the 2nd Heaven, the Kingdom of God, Paradise.

*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 "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+

 

Jesus was the firstborn, was our eldest brother who would show us how we would be saved, come into the Kingdom of God by doing everything first; so we can have confidence in our Godís plan of salvation for us. This included Jesus being the first to have His spiritual being come into the 2nd Heaven when His physical being (mind and body) died. This assures all believers that when our physical being (mind and body) die, our holy spiritual being (soul and spirit) will likewise come into Godís Paradise, His holy Kingdom in the 2nd Heaven.

*For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. Ro 8:29 ESV+

*He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, Eph 1:5 NASB+

 

Believers can be confident our spiritual being will come into the 2nd Heaven when our bodies die; because our eldest brother Jesusí spiritual being did; it corrects any false notion or false teaching that we just are in a deep sleep until Jesus returns to give us glorified bodies.

 

14.After Jesus died for sin; all spiritual beings of faithful here were made holy; followed Jesus up to 2nd Heaven

 

26 AD: Jesus after being anointed by the Holy Spirit when He began His ministry; could forgive the sins of those who believed He was the Messiah to come. But Jesus could not make anyoneís spiritual being perfectly holy, until His sacrificial death on the cross for sin atoned for our sins. All before this who believed in Jesus and died were taken to Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom.

*"Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, and walk'? "But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins"óthen He said to the paralytic, "Get up, pick up your bed and go home." And he got up and went home. Matt 9:5-7 NASB+

 

After Jesus death on the cross (Nisan 14,30AD) all the spiritual beings (souls and spirits) who were waiting in Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom could be made perfectly holy by Christís sacrifice on the cross. They could now be taken up to Godís Spiritual Kingdom of Heaven, Paradise, in the 2nd Heaven. All these spiritual beings followed Jesus spiritual being as He came up from Tartarus in the Abyss; they were a train of spiritual beings (saints)coming upto be eternally with their Heavenly Father in the Paradise of the 2nd Heaven.

*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 "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+

 

Saints: means holy ones; those whose spiritual beings have been made holy by faith in the atoning grace of Jesus. Whether our spiritual being is in our body as we live on earth, or in the 2nd Heaven separated from our body; they are the same pure and holy spiritual being. Believersí holy spiritual beings make up the body of Christ; His one holy invisible church. As we await Jesus return in the clouds over earth; to give all saints in Heaven, on earth glorified bodies.

 

Saints living on earth

*To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 1Co 1:2 ESV+

 

Saints in 2nd Heaven: body died, holy spiritual being living in 2nd Heaven/Kingdom of God/Paradise

*so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. 1Thess 3:13 ESV+

 

15. Jesus firstborn/firstfruits; 1st human spiritual being to enter into 2nd Heaven after His physical body died

 

We know Jesus is the firstborn, the first fruits, the preeminent of all things. He was the first to complete all parts of Godís plan of salvation which show us how we will be saved, become children of God. Jesus was the first to receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit so He could be guided by the Spirit, could come into the Kingdom of God while He lived on earth. The first to have His spiritual being come into the 2nd Heaven when His physical being died; the first to have His body resurrected from the dead, reunited with His spiritual being coming down from Heaven, and given a glorified body; and the first to come into Heaven with a glorified body.

*And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. Col 1:18 ESV+

*But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. 1Co 15:23 NKJV+

 

Note; the only thing Jesus was not the first fruits of, was being taken to Heaven without dying. Jesus tells us in Revelation that the first fruits of believers, who go to the 2nd Heaven without dying, will be the 144,000 from the tribes of Israel. Who will be given glorified bodies and taken into the 2nd Heaven just as the beast/antichrist/man of sin begins his reign. The 144,000 will be able to sing a song no one else will be able to sing in the Kingdom of God; about coming into Heaven in glorified bodies without dying. Until the first general resurrection of believers happens when Jesus returns in the clouds over earth to bring all believers who are living on earth up to Him, and give them glorified bodies. See When Believers Will Receive Glorified Bodies

*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. Rev 14:3 ESV+

*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 14:4 ESV+

 

16. Jesus entered the most Holy Place in Godís Temple in the 2nd Heaven; to redeem us from our sins

 

All the faithfulís spiritual beings coming up from Abrahamís Bosom had to wait to be made holy, until Jesus was presented at His Fatherís Temple in Heaven; after Jesus had ascending there from His triumph in Tartarus, the prison of the Abyss. Jesus entered into the Most Holy Place in his Fatherís Temple in Heaven, to offer His sacrifice upon the cross, the torment in Hades; as complete atonement for all the sins the faithful and believers have or will ever commit. His Father accepted His sacrifice and the 2nd Heaven was now open to all the saints (faithful and believers).

*When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. Heb 9:11-12 NIV+

 

17. All spiritual beings in Abrahamís Bosom entered 2nd Heaven by Christís grace; 1st for Jew, then Gentile.

 

Our Fatherís plan of salvation would always be first for the Jews then for the Gentiles, this included the spiritual beings of the Jewish faithful who were in Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom; because they were waiting for Jesus to die on the cross. They were the first human spiritual beings after Jesus, to come into the 2nd Heaven; as they followed behind Jesus when His spiritually being ascended into the Kingdom of God (2nd Heaven, Paradise) on Passover/Preparation Day (Good Friday).

*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+

*For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show Godís truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, Ro 15:8 ESV+

 

We know the faithful before Jesus grace on the cross came into the 2nd Heaven, for Jesus when He comes down to the clouds over earth will give them a glorified body; and in a glorified body take them back to Heaven to be at His Table to celebrate His Supper again with them. They cannot be given glorified bodies unless their spiritual beings are in Heaven, or come back to celebrate Jesus supper with Him. More in section 6. Which will be written after Easter

*But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom." Matt 26:19 NKJV+

*I tell you, many will come from east and west and recline at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth Matt 8:11 ESV

 

18. Jesus kept His word, took spiritual being of thief on cross on day both died; up to 2nd Heaven/Paradise. Thief believed in Jesus, died after Jesus had died to atone for sin; which made criminalís spiritual being holy. See Specifics

 

When Jesus was crucified there were 2 criminals crucified with Him, one on Jesusí left and one on Jesusí right. One wanted Jesus to save all of them from dying on the cross; but the other believed in Jesus, asked Jesus to bring him into our Saviorís Kingdom. Jesus told this criminal that because he believed in Him, that today, Passover/Preparation Day; after the criminalís body died on the cross, his spiritual being would come into Paradise to be with Jesus.

*But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, "Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong." Then he said to Jesus, "Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom." Lk 23:40-42 NKJV+

*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+

 

The Jewish leaders asked Pilate the Roman governor to have the legs broken on the 3 who were being crucified, for they did not want their bodies left on their crosses on the Sabbath. The Jewish day began in the late afternoon at sundown (around 6 PM), went through the night, then through the daylight until sundown (around 6 PM) the next day (6 hours off our time when a day starts at 12 AM ends 12 PM). Jesus died around 3 PM, and the other 2 criminals had their broken (around 5PM) so they would die in time to take them down from their crosses before sundown (around 6 PM).

*Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. Jn 19:31 NIV+

*but coming to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. Jn 19:33-34 NASB+

 

Crucifixion is a slow painful death that suffocates one slowly; with their arms stretched out the cross one must push up with their feet to breathe, and eventually they become too tired to continue doing this and suffocate; die. Jesus had already died around 3 PM so the soldiers did not break His legs, but put a spear in His side to make sure He died; which produced water and blood together confirming Jesus had died. Not getting any broken bones (Ps 34:20) and having a spear stuck in His side (Zech 12:10), fulfilled 2 prophecies about His death in the Old Testament.

 

19. Criminalís spiritual being welcomed into 2nd Heaven by Jesus; same day they were crucified

 

Just as the day Christ was crucified was ending; Jesus would welcome the criminal on the cross spiritual being into the 2nd Heaven. This criminal might have been the first person who physically died under Christís sacrificial grace on the cross and his spiritual being came into the 2nd Heaven; for Jesus died around 2 hours before he did. Now Jesus had provided the means by which the criminalís sins could be forgiven, so his spiritual being (soul and spirit) could come into Paradise, the 2nd Heaven. For this criminal believed Jesus was God, had faith in Jesus, which is the way his sins were forgiven.

*But the other rebuked him, saying, ďDo you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong  Lk 23:40-41 ESV+

*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+

Paradise is being with God in a beautiful place, a serene garden that God has prepared for believers to live with Him; when they physically die or are alive when Jesus returns in the clouds and gives believers glorified bodies. From the comfort in the 1st Heaven of Abrahamís Bosom (Lk 16:25); to the Paradise of God first in His spiritual Kingdom in the New Heaven (Lk 23:43, Rev 2:7); then to the greatest Paradise there ever will be; being eternally with God in glorified bodies in His New Heaven, New Earth, and the New Jerusalem; which is in the 3rd Heaven (2Co 12:3; Rev 21:1) which Paul and John saw.

*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+

 

Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom is not Paradise, has never been referred to as Paradise in Godís Word, but merely a place of comfort for the faithfulís spiritual beings to wait, until Jesus sacrifice on the cross could make them perfectly holy; so they could live with God once more. Once earth was made sinful by Adam and Eve, and it will never be completely holy again; the faithful and believers will live in Godís spiritual 2nd Heaven, until God creates His New Heaven and Earth after the White Throne Judgement.

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Rev 21:1 NKJV+

 

20. Now believersí spiritual beings taken directly to 2nd Heaven/Paradise when our bodies die; they live here until Jesus brings them to the clouds over earth; joins them with our resurrected, eternal, glorified bodies

 

The blood Christ shed on the cross, the torment He suffered in Hades, redeemed us from our sins, made us spiritually holy after it was accepted by His Father on the day Jesus was crucified. Now all believersí spiritual beings can go to Heaven, just like the criminal above. Yet our physical bodies will turn to dust until Jesus returns in the clouds to give us glorified bodies.

*knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1Pe 1:18-19 NKJV+

*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+

* For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of Godnot as a result of works, so that no one may boast. Eph 2:8-9 NASB+

 

All believersí spiritual beings are united together with Jesusí spiritual being as one; while we physically live on earth. Jesus spiritually lives in us, and we spiritually live in Him; wherever Jesus goes, we spiritually go with Him. When Jesus sits on the right hand of our Father, we are spiritually in Him, spiritually sitting at the right hand of our Heavenly Fatherís Throne with Jesus. Though while we live in our physical body, we will not be physically aware of going to Heaven; but our spiritual being will have the peace and certainty to know that we are one with Jesus wherever He goes.

*But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. 1Co 6:17 NASB+

*even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Eph 2:5-6 NASB+

 

When we physically die; we will see Jesus face to face, for He lives in our hearts. He will take our spiritual being to the 2nd Heaven, to live with Him. We shall also know all the saints (faithful and believers) living in this Paradise as Jesus knows us; for we are all one in Jesus. What a blessing this will be!!! ††

*Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1Co 13:12 NIV+

 

D. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Jesusí Body Resurrected/Glorified; Heís Alive

 

Verses below; D. without diagrams; all Diagrams without verses; all without verses or diagrams

 

Understanding spiritual being (soul and spirit) physical being (body and mind)

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

Begin 2nd Heaven 21; Earth 22-26

 

3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) is Godís home, has always been, will always be; is too big to imagine. Here

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

 

 

 

2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Holy Spiritual Kingdom of God, Heaven of Heavens, Paradise

Where God sits on His moveable Throne; has His original Temple on the Heavenly Mount Zion

 

21. On Resurrection Sunday/Easter; Jesusí spiritual being descends V from the 2nd Heaven with the Holy Spirit. And either in the clouds over earth (where saintsí bodies will be resurrected) or Jesusí tomb on earth;

the Holy Spirit reunites Jesusí human spiritual being to His resurrected, glorified spiritual body from tomb

 

 

1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over 1st heaven

 

Godís Court: Unholy spiritual beings (satan/demons, unfaithful/unbelievers) canít enter Holy 2nd Heaven; so all angelic/human spiritual beings judged here. God is judge, 24 angels jury.

 

After Jesus ascends to 2nd Heaven in His gloried body; becomes our Advocate replacing the Lordís Angel; satan

remains the accuser. Now faithful/believers when they die, their spiritual beings go directly to 2nd Heaven unfaithful/unbelievers when they die, spiritual beings go directly to Hades. Some demons are sent to the Abyss.

 

Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom:

This rest not needed after Jesus died for sin; when faithful/believers die, spiritual beings go directly to 2nd Heaven ††††††††

-Enoch + Elijah never physically died; remain here in their physical bodies, will return as 2 Prophets/Witnesses

 

 

Earth (Fourth Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over earth

 

22. Jesusí body had been in His tomb 3 days, but now the tomb was empty. Jesusí body had been resurrected by the Holy Spirit and glorified; before His body had any decay, as promised by His Father. Jesus is alive!

 

23. Resurrection Sunday Nisan 16, 30 AD, day of Firstfruits (Reshit Katzir); Jesus presented as first fruits

to His Father. He was the firstborn; 1st resurrected from the dead and given an eternal glorified body.

 

24. Resurrection Sunday; Jesus 1st appeared to 2 women; 2nd Mary Magdalene; 3rd men on Emmaus Road, Peter

 

25. Later on Resurrection Day; Jesus appeared to some of His disciples; gave them indwelling of Holy Spirit

 

25a. Disciples spiritual beings; 1st after Jesus come into 2nd Kingdom, while they lived on earth; 1st Jew then Gentile

 

26. For 40 days on earth Jesus taught the truths of His grace only to Jews/Israel. 1stfor Jew then Gentile

 

Bottomless Pit God created an intensely hot furnace of torment within a pit located in the depths of earth.

 

xxxxxxxxxxx Spiritual chasm between Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom and Hades; separating them xxxxxxxxxx

 

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

 

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

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

 

Tartarus 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 comes, defeats beast/antichrist/ man of sin

Earth will disappear, all kingdoms in it; but after Hell/Lake of Fire is created it will be eternal

 

 

D. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Jesusí body is resurrected/glorified, He is Alive!!! ††

Verses

 

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

 

Definitions used in this message:

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death

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

 

21. On Resurrection Sunday/Easter; Jesusí spiritual being descends from the 2nd Heaven with the Holy Spirit. And either in the clouds over earth (where saintsí bodies will be resurrected) or in Jesusí tomb on earth; the Holy Spirit reunites Jesusí human spiritual being with His resurrected, spiritual glorified body from the tomb.

 

In the early morning of Resurrection Sunday/Easter on Nisan 16, 30 AD; Jesusí spiritual being along with the Holy Spirit descended down from the 2nd Heaven. And either in the clouds over earth (where saintsí bodies will be resurrected), or in Jesusí tomb; the Holy Spirit resurrected Jesus body from the dead, and glorified His body (made it an eternal, holy, spiritual body). Then the Holy Spirit reunited Jesusí holy eternal spiritual being (soul and spirit) which came down from the 2nd Heaven, to His perfect glorified body; which gave Jesusí glorified spiritual body life.

*But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Ro 8:11 NASB+

*So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishableIt is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 1Co 15:42-44 ESV+

 

Jesus spiritual body had the ability to appear anywhere at any time; ability to pass through walls or any other material obstacle. For the doors were locked to the room where some of Jesus disciples, and others who believed in Him were staying; when Jesus suddenly appeared among them.

*On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ďPeace be with youJn 20:19 ESV+

*As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, ďPeace to you!Ē But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. Lk 24:36-37 ESV+

 

Jesus was not a spirit for He had flesh and bones, and had a body which could eat food.

*See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I haveLk 24:39 ESV+

*So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. And He took it and ate in their presence. Lk 24:42-43 NKJV+

 

Jesus has promised to conform our lowly body to be like Jesusí glorious body, for our Heavenly Father will bless us with every spiritual blessing in Heaven in Christ.

*Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Eph 1:3 NKJV+

*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+

 

The sinful spiritual beings in Hades will also be reunited with their resurrected body at the White Throne Judgment; but then they will be thrown into Hell, the Lake of Fire.

*Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. Rev 20:14 NASB+

*"If your right hand makes you stumble , cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell. Matt 5:30 NASB+

 

22. Jesusí body had been in His tomb 3 days, but now the tomb was empty. Jesusí body had been resurrected by the Holy Spirit and glorified; before His body had any decay, as promised by His Father. Jesus is alive!

*From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. Matt 16:21 NASB+

*ďThe Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.Ē Lk 9:22 ESV Ė Also Lk 18:33, 24:7+46

 

Notice how Jesus counted the 1st day as a full day though part of this day had elapsed; the 2nd day as a full day; and the 3rd as a full day though it would also be part day depending on when Jesus reached his goal.

*And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.' Lk 13:32 NASB+

 

Jesus human physical body was resurrected before His body had any decay, as promised by His Father. Jesus is alive!

*The fact that God raised him from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words: "'I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.' So it is stated elsewhere: "'You will not let your Holy One see decay.' Ac 13:34-35 NIV+

 

The Jewish people believed a body had to be dead for 3 days for the body to be considered completely dead; for after 3 days the body would start decomposing. To make certain His Sonís dead body would be kept from decaying, we believe God allowed the Jewish custom that counted part of a day when an event began, to be counted as a full day; and the next day would be the 2nd day.

 

Jesus was symbolized as the Passover Lamb, gave His physical life to be crucified on Passover/Preparation Day, Friday Nissan 14 as the Passover Lamb was being sacrificed; to atone for our sins. Jesus physically died around 3 PM in the afternoon; about 3 hours before this day would end at sundown. Jewish days ended in late afternoon at sundown; began at sundown and went into night. See Specifics

 

Nisan 10 (Monday) began the week when Jesus was crucified; when Jesus like a Passover Lamb was chosen by the people.

*Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: 'On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. Ex 12:3 NKJV+

 

Nisan 14 (Friday) was Passover/Preparation Day; when the Passover Lamb was to be sacrificed; all yeast had to be removed from the house before Nisan 15

ďThese are the appointed feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the Lordís Passover. Lev 23:4 ESV+

*Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. Ex 12:5-6 NKJV+

 

Nissan 15 (Saturday); 1st special Sabbath of Feast Unleavened Bread began as the Sabbath for the 1st day of this Feast. Jewish days have twilight, then sundown begins a new day. Passover lambs were killed at twilight on Passover Day (14th); then at sundown Feast of Unleavened Bread Passover Feast (15th) began; and when night came Passover Feast was eaten.

*'On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you. Ex 12:16 NASB+

*And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. Lev 23:5-6 ESV+

*They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

 

Nisan 16; (Sunday), Firstfruits; first day after the regular Sabbath (Sunday) during the 7 days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

*Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priestHe shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. Lev 23:10-11 NKJV+

 

(Mon) The 10th day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and was chosen by the people

 

(Fri) The 14th day when Jesus would offer His Supper to replace the Passover Feast, as the day began (sundown to night), and was arrested. When morning came Jesus was tried, crucified, and dead in the tomb before the 1st Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (on the 15th day) began at sundown

 

(Sat) The 15th day was the 1st Sabbath of Feast of Unleavened Bread, began at sundown; when night came the Passover Feast would be eaten as Jesus dead body was lying in His tomb; His human spiritual being in the 2nd Heaven, Kingdom of God, Paradise, with the criminal on the cross (see Specifics 3-3d)

 

(Sun) The 16th day was Sunday, Firstfruits; began at sundown, then night; then as the morning began when sheaves of crops were presented to God; Jesus human spiritual being descended from 2nd Heaven with the Holy Spirit, who reunited His human spiritual being with His resurrected, glorified body from the tomb; and Jesus is presented physically alive, as the firsfruits of all who will physically die, and be resurrected with a glorified spiritual body. See 21.+ 23.

 

Wednesday cannot be Passover Day, the day Jesus was crucified; because Nisan 10 would then be on the Sabbath, and Jesus would have sinned by riding a donkey in Jerusalem

Virtualreligion.net/iho/Sabbath.html 154-10 could not work, nor any animal work

 

We do not believe Thursday was Passover Day; for then the Sabbath would have been the day Jesus walked approximately 15 miles from Ephraim where He was hiding to Bethany. Though it is possible Jesus could have walked to within 500 yards of Bethany on Friday; so on the Sabbath He could have walked into this town. But unlikely as this close to town He would have been exposed to those who plotted to kill Him.

*Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Jn 12:1-2 NASB+

*So from that day on they planned together to kill Him. Therefore Jesus no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews, but went away from there to the country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples. Jn 11:53-54 NASB+

 

Virtualreligion.net/iho/Sabbath.html 155-21 only walk 500 yards Ex 16:29, Dt 5:14

 

We believe Jesus was crucified on Friday because only on the eve of the Sabbath would the regular offering of lambs start to be sacrificed at 12:30; then after them the Passover Lambs would be offered up. Since Jesus was sacrificed for both of them He was on the cross at this time, and during this time darkness covered the area; for Jesus was replacing the need for any other animal sacrificial offering for our sins. 7 is a number of perfect completion of a work of God; the 10th - 11th - 12th - 13th - 14th - 15th Ė 16th make 7 days; and Godís plan of salvation was completed.

 

Virtualreligion.net/iho/Sabbath.html 166 when Passover Lambs sacrificed

 

23. Resurrection Sunday Nisan 16, 30 AD, day of Firstfruits (Reshit Katzir); Jesus presented as first fruits to His Father. He was the firstborn; 1st resurrected from the dead and given an eternal glorified body.

 

First Fruits (or Firstfruits) is held on the 1st day (Sunday) following the 1st regular Sabbath (always on Sat) after the 1st special Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (there are 2 special Sabbaths; on the first day and 8th day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread)

*'Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. Lev 23:39 NKJV+

 

On Firstfruits God required every man in Israel who grew a crop to bring a sampling, a sheaf from their crop which would later be harvested (here barley because it was the earliest crop). This sheaf was to be given to the priests at the Temple in Jerusalem, who would wave their sheaf before the Lord, so it was accepted on their behalf.

*"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. Lev 23:10-11 NKJV+

 

Jesus was the first fruits of all who had died, all who will die; first to have His physical body, resurrected from the dead, glorified and reunited with His spiritual being; as a perfect spiritual body. Since Jesus is the firstborn from the dead, He will have first place in everything; for He was before all things and in Him all things are held together. He is the head of the body, His Holy Spiritual Church, which all believers are part of.

*But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1Co 15:20 ESV+

*He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. Col 1:17-18 NASB+

 

Jesus was the dough offered as firstfruits, because He is holy; our spiritual being which is joined together with Him in the whole lump, is also holy. Because Jesus is the root which is holy; our spiritually being which is part of the branches that are united with our Savior, is also holy.

*If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. Ro 11:16 ESV+

*At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. Jn 14:20 NKJV+

 

24. On Resurrection Sunday; Jesus 1st appeared to 2 women; 2nd Mary Magdalene; 3rd 2 men on Emmaus road, Peter

 

Matthew tells us that 2 women came to the tomb of Jesus just before dawn on Sunday morning, as an earthquake signaled the Holy Spirit had given physical life to Jesus once more. An angel had descended from Heaven to roll away the stone from the opening of the tomb; scaring the Roman soldiers guarding Jesusí tomb so bad that they shook and became like dead men.

*Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. Matt 28:1-2 NKJV+

*The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. Matt 28:4 NIV+

 

We know Mary Magdalene was not one of the 2 women who first came to the tomb; for she would come later in the early morning after the sun had risen to Jesus tomb. When the stone had already been rolled away from the tomb entrance and the guards were gone.

*When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. Mk 16:1-2 NASB+

*Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. Mk 16:4 NASB+

 

We believe Mark 16:9 where it is stated that Mary Magdalene was the first to see Jesus was not written by Mark, but was added later, maybe when the Bible was being copied. For some of the earliest manuscripts do not include Mk 16:9-20 in them; and most of the Bibles we use have a footnote in them telling us this. And nowhere else in the Bible does it say Mary Magdalene was the 1st to see Jesus after His resurrection, while Matt tells us 2 women saw Jesus, kissed His feet before Mary Magdalene went with John and Peter to the tomb. If one looks farther into these verses they are completely out of context with the Bible (Mk 18:17-18)†† if one looks at Mk 16:9-20 where we should hold snakes and drink poison as signs that we are believers.

[Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9-20.] ESV+

*Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. Mk 16:9-11

*And these signs shall follow them that believe; Mk 16: ptn 17 KJV

*They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; Mk 16:ptn 18 KJV

 

The angel told the 2 women that went to Jesus tomb while the guards were still there and the stone had not been rolled away; that Jesus had risen, and they were to tell His disciples to go to Galilee. The women hurried away from the tomb and began running to tell Jesusí disciples.

*He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Matt 28:6-8 NIV+

 

Jesus first appeared to these women after He had risen from the dead, as they were running from the tomb to tell the disciples. Jesus met them, greeted them, and they fell at His feet; touching and holding them to make sure He was alive; and when they knew they began worshipping Him. Jesus told them to tell His brothers to go to Galilee and there they would see Him.

*And behold, Jesus met them and said, ďGreetings!Ē And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, ďDo not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me Matt 28:9-10 ESV+

 

We believe that some of the guards, who left as the women were going, saw the women meeting with Jesus, were even close enough to hear them talking; yet guards tried to avoid them, because Jesus now had a glorified spiritual body which petrified them.

*While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. Matt 28:11 ESV+

 

Matthew had been a tax collector, knew his way around the Temple grounds in Jerusalem where the chief priests and elders met; also knew his way around the Roman compound where the guards stayed. He either listened in as the guards were telling the chief priests what had happened at the tomb or talking among themselves. About the angel rolling away the stone, that they had seen 2 women at the feet of Jesus, who had arisen from the dead, heard what the angel said, what Jesus had said to the 2 women. The guards probably did not know who the women were, though they may have guessed names of women they had heard about which were incorrect.

 

Matthew alone tells how these guards were bought off by the chief priests. Since Matthew received this story from the soldiers, He assumed the 2 women the soldiers were talking about were Mary Magdalene and the other Mary for he knew they were going to the tomb early in the morning. Yet it could not have been Mary Magdalene for when she went to the tomb there were no Roman guards and the stone had already been rolled away (see 24. 2 paragraph). Then she went back to the disciples before coming to the tomb once again following behind John and Peter, much later in the morning. Yet because the story of Mary Magdalene being first to see Jesus was told by other disciples, Matthew never looked deeper into who the women really were or talked with them about it.

*And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'  "And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble." Matt 28:12-14 NASB+

 

Why is this important; because anytime we do not tell the complete true story as told in the Bible; satan, his demonic hoard will try to twist the truth to deceive us, and those who do not believe. The story, movie, and controversy about Mary Magdalene being married to Jesus, even having a child by Him was bolstered by her being the first Jesus sought out to see after His resurrection as though she was His wife.

Yet just like the unnamed Jewish shepherds were first to see the Baby Jesus, it is no surprise Jesus resurrection would be revealed to 2 unknown Jewish women who loved Him; who we will never know the name of. Just like stories of other women the disciples would not believe; the story these 2 women told the disciples probably was not believed also, just like the shepherds of old were not believed.

*It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. LK 24:10-11 NKJV+

 

We believe the 2 women saw the guards also; were afraid the guards would follow them and arrest all living in the upper room. They would take a longer different way back to the disciples, and did not meet up with the other women who came to Jesus tomb later. The 2 women were afraid to tell the others what had happened. Just like Mary Magdalene along with other women who followed Jesus and had come later to the tomb, were told by an angel to tell the disciples to meet Jesus in Galilee; yet were not believed by some of the apostles when them the tomb was empty. Not until Peter and John had gone with Mary Magdalene, and seen the empty tomb would any believe that the tomb was empty. Would believe Mary Magdalene who stayed at the tomb after Peter and John had left; had seen the risen Jesus; is why many believed she was the first one to see Jesus after He had been resurrected, for the other 2 women either did not tell the disciples they saw the risen Jesus or the disciples never accepted their story about seeing Jesus alive again. .

*And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. Mk 16:8 ESV+

* Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. Lk 24: 10-11 ESV+

 

Matthew knew Mary Magdalene and the other Mary had bought spices, were going to the tomb, and he might have assumed these were the two women the soldiers were talking about. He also knew the elders had bought the guards off with money, so they would say the disciples had stolen Jesusí body; knew these soldiers were smart enough not to say publicly what happened for their own good. This story would only be known if he told about it.

*And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'  "And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble." Matt 28:12-14 NASB+

 

We do not know who these women were but since Matthew only named 2 women, it was likely only 2 women the guards saw. Since later on Mary Magdalene did see Jesus, Matthew thought his story was right and never looked deeper into who the women really were.

 

Jewish law demands there must have 2 witnesses to confirm a story; and these 2 Jewish women confirmed the story Jesus had arisen from the dead and was alive. There were probably at least 2 of the Roman soldiers who were witnesses that saw Jesus alive with the 2 women. Salvation will always be shown to the Jew first then the Gentile. Just like we do not know who the shepherds were who first saw the baby Jesus, nor completely know who the first Gentiles were who saw Jesus were.

*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+

*But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. Matt 18:16 ESV+

 

Jesus would next appear to Mary Magdalene after she came back to where the disciples were staying, after seeing the empty tomb with other women, when the stone had been rolled away and the Roman soldiers had left. Mary Magdalene finally convinced Peter that she had seen an empty tomb; then a very curious Peter and John ran to the tomb to see if it was empty, with Mary Magdalene following along behind them. John was first to get to the tomb, but Peter was the first to look in the tomb and they would go back home marveling at what happened; John, the other disciple went into the tomb and believed, then went home. Mk 1-8, Lk 24 1-13, Jn 20 1-18; together tell us this

*But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened. Lk 24:12 ESV+

*Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, Jn 20:6 ESV+

*Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. Jn 20:8-10 ESV

 

Then Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene who had remained after Peter and John had left; as she stood outside the tomb weeping. Mary mistook Jesus for the gardener who took care of the area around the tomb. She asked Jesus where His body was laid; then Jesus called Maryís name and she recognized Jesus voice, turned and saw her risen Savior.

*But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. Jn 20:11 NLJV+

*Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (which is to say, Teacher). Jn 20:15-16 NKJV+

 

Jesus next appeared to 2 men on the road to Emmaus, who were followers of His; oneís name being Cleopas (Lk 24:18), whose wife Mary was at the cross with Jesus mother (Jn 19:25).

*Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. Lk 24:13-15 NKJV+

*But they constrained Him, saying, "Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent." And He went in to stay with them. Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. Lk 24:29-31 NKJV+

 

Or Jesus could have next appeared to Peter; the Bible does not tell us, for when the 2 men from Emmaus continued on to where the disciples were staying in Jerusalem; where they found out that Jesus had also appeared to Peter (Simon).

*So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered togethersaying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" Lk 24:33-34 NKJV+

 

25. Later on Resurrection Day; Jesus appeared to some of His disciples; gave them indwelling of Holy Spirit

 

Jesus could not baptize us with the Holy Spirit until He gave His life on the cross, endured Hades as a sacrifice for our sins; for only Christís sacrifice upon the cross could atone for our sins, could make believersí spiritual beings perfectly holy, so the Holy Spirit could live within them. After our Father accepted Jesus sacrifice, He glorified Him, gave Him a glorified body; so Jesus could now give believers the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

*even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. Jn 14:17 ESV+

*But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Jn 7:9 NKJV+

 

25a. Disciples spiritual beings; 1st after Jesus come into 2nd Kingdom, while they lived on earth; 1st Jew then Gentile

 

Jesus was the first fruits, the first to receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit into His human spiritual being. Then on Resurrection Day, late in the afternoon, the next to receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit were some of Jesusí disciples and followers. Jesus breathed on them and said ďReceive the Holy Spirit.Ē Though John baptized with water, Jesus never baptized any with water (Jn 4:2), He only baptizes believers with the Holy Spirit.

*Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Jn 20:21-22 NIV+

*"I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." Mk 1:8 NASB+

 

When these disciples and followers of Jesus received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, they were the first ones after Jesus to have their spiritual being come into the 2nd Heaven, the Kingdom of God, while they still physically lived on earth. Since the Holy Spirit is in the Kingdom of God, our spiritual being is likewise in the Kingdom of God when He lives within our hearts, while we physically live on earth. And because our Father and Jesus are one with the Holy Spirit; they likewise come and live in our hearts (moral compass of our spiritual being).

*Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observationnor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." Lk 17:20-21 NKJV+

*for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. Ro 14:17-18 NASB+

* Do you not know that you are Godís temple and that Godís Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys Godís temple, God will destroy him. For Godís temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1Co 3:16-17 ESV+

 

Jesus was the first fruits, the first to receive the baptism, the anointing of the Holy Spirit with power; which is a different baptism than the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It is a baptism, an anointing which is given continually to believers after we have received the indwelling of the Spirit. Our Heavenly Father would next give the baptism of the Holy Spirit with power to Jesus disciples: at the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost). He sent divided tongues as of fire, which sat upon each disciple; gave them the power to have the words they spoke translated into the dialect of all who would listen to them at this Feast.

*"And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Lk 24:49 NASB+

*"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. Jn 16:7 NASB+

*Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Ac 2:3-4 NKJV+

 

The 2 different baptisms of the Holy Spirit:

(1) The indwelling of the Holy Spirit: all our sins, including the original we inherited from Adam are forgiven through Christís atoning sacrifice on the cross; so our spiritual being becomes perfectly holy, so the Holy Spirit can live in our spiritual being (soul and spirit).

(2) Gifts from the Holy Spirit: after we receive the indwelling/Spirit, we continue to receive a different baptisms, anointings of the Holy Spirit. The gifts the Spirit gives us to help complete the work our Father has planned for us to do.

 

In all gifts needed for our salvation it will always be given; to the firstfruits, then first for the Jew, then the Gentile.

*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+

 

We are now one with Christ if we have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; which makes us part of the body of Christ, His One Holy Invisible Church. We are Godís children, brothers and sisters of Jesus; brothers and sisters through Jesus with all who have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

*Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says ďJesus is accursed!Ē and no one can say ďJesus is LordĒ except in the Holy Spirit. 1Co 12:3 ESV+

*However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Ro 8:9 NASB+

*But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Ro 8:11 NASB+

 

26. For 40 days on earth Jesus taught the truths of His grace only to Jews/Israel. 1st for Jew then Gentile

 

Jesus remained on earth for 40 days, to strengthen the faith of the disciples; so they would accept Him as the Son of God, yet also the Son of Man, who atoned for their sins upon the cross. So they would spread the gospel that all who would love Jesus above all things would become Children of God when; when Jesus comes to give us glorified bodies in the clouds over earth, take us home to be with Him in the 2nd Heaven.

*He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. Ac 1:3 ESV+

*For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.Ē Jn 6:40 ESV+

 

Jesus came to bring salvation to the Jews (tribes Judea, Benjamin, and Levi) and the other 10 lost tribes of Israel first. Only when they rejected Jesus, the gospel was then offered to all people both Jews/Israel and Gentiles.

*These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, ďGo nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matt 10:5-6 ESV+

*You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities." Ac 3:25-26 NKJV+

*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+

 

E. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Jesusí Resurrected/Glorified Body Ascends into 2nd Heaven 4/7/20

 

Verses below; E. without diagrams; all Diagrams without verses; all without verses or diagrams

 

Understanding spiritual being (soul and spirit) physical being (body and mind)

 

Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

Begin Earth 27; 2nd Heaven 28; 1st Heaven 28a; Earth 29 Ė 33

 

3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) is Godís home, has always been, will always be; is too big to imagine. Here

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

 

 

2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Holy Spiritual Kingdom of God, Heaven of Heavens, Paradise

Where God sits on His moveable Throne; has His original Temple on the Heavenly Mount Zion

 

28. Now Jesus sits at right hand of His Father who pours out the promised Holy Spirit on faithful/believers

 

 

1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over 1st heaven

 

Godís Court: Unholy spiritual beings (satan/demons, unfaithful/unbelievers) canít enter Holy 2nd Heaven;

so all angelic/human spiritual beings judged here. God is judge, 24 angels jury.

 

28a. Jesus is our Advocate after He ascended 2nd Heaven; replaced Lordís Angel, satan still our accuser. If we die; spiritual beings faithful/believers go to 2nd Heaven, unfaithful/unbelievers to Hades. Disruptive demons sent to Abyss

 

Godís Rest/Abrahamís Bosom:

This rest not needed after Jesus died for sin; when faithful/believers die, spiritual beings go directly to 2nd Heaven ††††††††

-Enoch + Elijah never physically died; remain here in their physical bodies, will return as 2 Prophets/Witnesses

 

 

Earth (Fourth Kingdom);satan prince over earth

27. Jesus taught His disciples for 40 days after Resurrection Sunday; then He ascended into the 2nd Heaven ^

 

29. 50 days after Jesus Resurrection on Feast of Weeks/Pentecost Iyar 22, 30AD; gifts of Spirit given to disciples, 1st for Jew then Gentile. Indwelling/gifts of Spirit given faithful Jews/Israel who accepted Jesus.

 

30. 5 yrs later 35AD Holy Spirit 1st given Gentiles (Cornelius); yet Peter/apostles did not reach out to Gentiles

 

31. 7 years later 42 AD, Holy Spirit given to Gentiles in Antioch by unknown believers. 1st called Christian here to distinguish themselves from disciples. Then Saul/Paul with apostles/evangelists brought gospel to Gentiles

 

32. After Jesus died in 30AD, God gave faithful of Israel/Jews 40 year transition period to believe in Jesus as their God/Savior. Ended 70AD; Jerusalem Temple destroyed, ending faithfulís ceremonial sacrifices for sin

 

33. Now if any die, the spiritual beings; of only believers go directly to the 2nd Heaven, all others go to Hades

 

Spiritual chasm between Abrahamís Bosom and Hades; separating them

 

Bottomless Pit in depths of earth

 

Hades (Fifth Kingdom) in depths of earth

All whoreject God, when their bodies die; spiritual beings come here to torment; till White Throne Judgment

 

Abyss (Sixth Kingdom) in deeper depths of earth

Disruptive demonic spirits (angelic beings who sinned); held in severe torment. They will be cast into Hell.

 

Tartarus prison in Abyss in deepest depths of earth

azazel, angels who followed him, became demons when they married human women. God chained them

here in the deepest part of the Abyss, the worst torment possible. They will be cast into Hell/Lake of Fire.

 

 

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

Earth will disappear, all kingdoms in it; but after Hell/Lake of Fire is created it will be eternal

 

 

E. Godís 7 Kingdoms; Jesusí resurrected/glorified body ascends 2nd Heaven

Verses

 

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

 

Definitions used in this message:

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christís death

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

 

27. For 40 days after His resurrection; Jesus taught His disciples, then ascended into the 2nd Heaven

 

40 is the number for a transition period of Godís plan of salvation; here referring to the 40 days Jesus would teach His followers to come into the New Covenant of His grace. To believe that His death atoned for the sins of believers, He had really arisen from the dead, and to accept His new glorified spiritual body; which no human had ever seen or heard about.

*To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. Ac 1:3 NASB+

*So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 1Co 15:42-44 ESV+

 

40 transition number: Israel 40 years come into promised land (Nu 32:13); 40 days Jesus tested by satan (Mk 1:13); 40 days disciples to accept Jesus teaching that now through Him all would be saved (above); 40 years accept New Covenant of Jesus atoning sacrifice only way to be saved (32. below).

 

Then forty days after His Resurrection, on Thursday Iyar 26, 30AD, Jesus came to the Mount of Olives; here He would ascend into the Kingdom of God, the 2nd Heaven, Paradise. All present there were witnesses to Jesus ascending into the 1st Heaven over earth; saw the 2 angels who told them Jesus was taken up into in the 2nd Heaven, the Kingdom of God, Paradise.

*And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, and said, ďMen of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heavenAc 1:9-11 ESV+

 

The same place Jesus will return from in power to begin His 1,000 year kingdom on earth.

*Then the Lord will go out and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle. On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. Zech 14:3-4 ESV+

 

Many believe over 500 hundred people were gathered on the Mount of Olives and saw Jesus ascend up into the 1st Heavens over earth. Though others believe the 500 were on a hill in Galilee.†††

*After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 1Co 15:6 NASB+

 

Jesus was the firstborn/firstfruits to ascend into the 2nd Heaven with a glorified body; the first to complete His Fatherís plan of salvation. Assuring us we will likewise be saved, given glorified spiritual bodies like Jesus was, and be brought to Heaven to be with Him forever.

*He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. Col 1:18 NASB+

*So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of Godbuilt on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, Eph 2:19-20 ESV+

 

28. Now Jesus sits at right hand of His Father who pours out the promised Holy Spirit on us

*looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:2 NKJV+

*God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. Ac 2:32-33 NIV+

 

We cannot come to Jesus without the Holy Spirit, and when we give up our human will, want to follow Jesus; our Heavenly Father forgives our sins, gives us indwelling of Spirit so we can accept Jesus as our Lord and we become holy children of God. See 4 Things Save Us

*Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus is accursed "; and no one can say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit. 1Co 12:3 NASB+

*However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. Ro 8:9-10 NASB+

 

28a. Jesus is our Advocate after He ascended to 2nd Heaven; replaced Lordís Angel, satan still our accuser. Spiritual beings faithful/believers go to 2nd Heaven, unfaithful/unbelievers to Hades. Some disruptive demons sent to Abyss

 

From the day after the 1st regular Sabbath (7th day, every Sat) after Passover (always be Sunday Day the Day of First Fruits when Jesus was resurrected) when the sheaf wave was offered up; then 7weeks Sun to Sat (49 days); then after last Sat the next Day (50th day) was the Feast of Weeks, which we call Pentecost, meaning the fiftieth day.

 

The only change which was made to Godís Court in the 1st Heaven; was Jesus replaced the angel of the Lord, and became the Advocate for all believers in His Fatherís Court. God will always rule in Jesus favor when He intercedes for believers, for Jesus atoning sacrifice on the cross will forgive the sins of all believers who repent of them, who strive to commit them no more. Jesus has defeated death, defeated satan, who will still accuse believers day and night in Godís Court in the 1st Heaven.††††

*My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 1Jn 2:1-2 NASB+

*Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. Ro 8:34 NKJV+

*And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, ďNow the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. Rev 12:10 ESV+

 

29. 50 days after Jesus Resurrection on Feast of Weeks/Pentecost Iyar 22, 30AD; the gifts of the Holy Spirit was given to the 12 apostles, 1st for Jew then Gentile. Then indwelling/gifts of the Spirit was given faithful Jews/Israel who accepted Jesus.

 

Jesus told His disciples not to leave Jerusalem until they were baptized, anointed, and given gifts by the Holy Spirit; for Jesus promised to send them the gifts of the Holy Spirit after He ascended to Heaven.

*On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit." Ac 1:4-5 NIV+

*But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Jn 14:26 NKJV+

 

Jesus gave the disciples the indwelling of the Spirit on Resurrection Sunday, so the Holy Spirit could live in their hearts, and sanctify them. The Spirit gave them the love and faith to believe in Jesus, set them apart as children of God, and continually forgive their sins; so their spiritual being remained holy, so the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and our Heavenly Father could live within them.

*And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1Co 6:11 ESV+

*For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will liveFor all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Ro 8:13-14 ESV+

*Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. Jn 14:23 NKJV

 

These spiritual gifts were given to the 12 disciples, now called apostles, for Jesus was sending them out to the Jews/Israel to preach the good news of His atoning grace for their sins upon the cross. They were given the gifts of the Spirit 50 days after Resurrection Day, at the Feast of Weeks (we now celebrate Pentecost); one of the 7 Feasts God gave Israel to celebrate which was annually held at the Temple in Jerusalem.

*'And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed. Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the Lord. Lev 23:15-16 NKJV+

*He appointed twelve--designating them apostles --that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder); Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Mk 3:14-19 NIV+

 

Later Matthias would replace Judas as the 12th apostle, for Judas hung himself after he betrayed Jesus.

*And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. Ac 1:26 ESV+

 

These 12 apostles were gathered together in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost/Feast of Weeks. When suddenly tongues as of fire sat on their heads showing them they were given the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit gave them the strength to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the faithful Jews/Israel who came to this celebration; the physical ability to have the words they spoke heard at the same time in the many tongues, the many different native languages of the faithful Jews/Israel who were listening to them.

*When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Ac 2:1-2 ESV+

*Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Ac 2:3-4 NKJV+

 

Faithful Jews/Israel: (1) Those of the tribe of Judea, Benjamin, Levi (took care of the Temple in Jerusalem); (2) those of the 10 lost tribes who were dispersed after being captured by Romans; (3) proselytes; Gentiles who converted to the Jewish faith, ceremonial laws, moral laws, and were circumcised, though they could not come into the Temple, were restricted to a special court around it. For a while there were 13 tribes, tribe of Joseph split into Ephraim and Manasseh; which will be consolidated back to the single tribe of Joseph, as only 12 tribes of Israel will come into Jesus 1,000 year Kingdom. See Nation of Israel

 

The faithful Jews/Israel gathered here to celebrate the Feast of Weeks were devout men from every nation under heaven; included proselytes (Gentiles) who had converted to the Jewish faith, followed Jewish ceremonial laws, and were circumcised.

*Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. Ac 2:5 ESV+

*Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabiansówe hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.Ē Ac 2:9-12 ESV+

 

Notice in verse above there were some faithful Jewish/Israel men from Cyrene who were here, accepted Jesus, and would later bring the gospel to the Gentiles in Antioch in 31 below.

 

Those present were amazed that the words they heard the 12 apostles speaking were in their own native language. How could anyone speak words that were heard differently by those listening, each hearing the same words the Apostles spoke in their own native language. Most believed it was a miracle, while a few mockers who thought they were drunk on new wine.

*And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Ac 2:8 ESV+

*And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ďWhat does this mean?Ē But others mocking said, ďThey are filled with new wine.Ē Ac 2:12-13 ESV+

 

Those who accepted the miracle which was happening, did what Peter told them to do to be saved; they repented of their sins, were water baptized which symbolized how the Heavenly Father washed their sins away. So He could give them the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. And once any receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we will continue to receive gifts of the Spirit to help us follow our God, to do the work He has given us to do; all of our lives.

*Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Ac 2:37-40 NKJV+

 

About 3,000 Jews/Israel received the indwelling of the Spirit, and would continually receive the gifts of the Spirit to increase their faith, do the work God had planned for them to do. And the promise of the Holy Spirit was given to the Jews/Israel for their children, to all in the many nations which were far away; as many as God would call. The indwelling and gifts of the Holy Spirit would be given later on after the Jews/Israel, to the Gentiles.

*For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call." And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation." Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. Ac 2:41 NKJV+

 

30. 5 years later 35AD, Holy Spirit 1st given Gentiles (Cornelius); yet Peter/apostles did not reach out to Gentiles

 

Jesus told His 12 apostles to bring the gospel to all the Jews/Israel in the world, beginning at Jerusalem.

*and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. "You are witnesses of these things. "And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Lk 24:47-49 NASB+

 

Then the apostles were to be Jesus witnesses in all of Judea, then Samaria, and then to the ends of the earth. They were first to seek out all who were heirs of Godís prophets from the beginning, and the covenant God made with Abraham.

*But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Ac 1:8 NIV+

*And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, 'Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.' When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways." Ac 3:25-26 NIV+

 

God would first give the indwelling/gifts of the Holy Spirit to Gentiles around 5 years later, when He sent Peter to the house of Cornelius, a Roman soldier; a Gentile who believed in God, but was not circumcised, did not follow all of the Jewish/Israel laws of Moses. After disclosing to Peter in a dream that it was now permissible for him to enter a Gentile household, tell the good news of Christís atoning grace to Gentiles who now could be make clean; just like all the foodGod had shown Peter which He had now made clean to eat. Read complete story Acts chapter 10 through 11:18

*At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of what was known as the Italian Cohort, a devout man who feared God with all his household, gave alms generously to the people, and prayed continually to God. Ac 10:1-2 ESV+

*Looking at it closely, I observed animals and beasts of prey and reptiles and birds of the air. And I heard a voice saying to me, ĎRise, Peter; kill and eat.í But I said, ĎBy no means, Lord; for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.í But the voice answered a second time from heaven, ĎWhat God has made clean, do not call commonAc 11:6-9 ESV+

 

Peter told them how Jesus had died on the cross for their sins; and Cornelius together with his entire household repented, accepted Jesus and they were given the indwelling and gifts of the Holy Spirit. For they were talking in tongues glorifying God, just like the apostles did when they received the Spirit. Peter then realized God had chosen them just as He had chosen the apostles. Peter had no choice but to water baptize them; showing that God had washed away their sins, given them the Holy Spirit, and inviting them into the fellowship of the family of God.††

*"Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man's house. Ac 11:11-12 NIV+

*"And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning. "And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, 'John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.' "Therefore if God gave to them the same gift as He gave to us also after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God's way? When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, "Well then, God has granted to the Gentiles also the repentance that leads to life." Ac 11:15-18 NASB+

*For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God. Then Peter answered, "Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days. Ac 10:46-48 NKJV+

 

Peter, the other apostles and their Jewish/Israel brothers in Jerusalem at this time did not reach out to Gentiles, but first to Jews/Israel and Samaritans as instructed by Jesus. For Jesus had already called Saul a Jewish Pharisee who was persecuting those who followed Jesus; he would later change his name to Paul and become an Apostle who would reach out to the Gentiles.

*On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles [Greek uncircumcised], just as Peter had been to the Jews [Greek circumcised; also in verses 8 and 9]For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles. Gal 2:7-8 NIV+

 

31. 7 years later 42 AD, Holy Spirit given to Gentiles in Antioch by unknown believers. 1st called Christian here to distinguish themselves from disciples. Then Saul/Paul with apostles/evangelists brought gospel to Gentiles.

 

http://biblehub.com/timeline/There are many different timelines for when Saul/Paul brought the Gospel to the Gentiles. We will use the timeline above. If you follow it down it shows how Jesus used Saul/Paul to bring His gospel to the Gentile world.

 

Around 31 AD a devout Jewish Pharisee named Saul who would later call himself Paul, began persecuting the Jewish/Israel believers of Jesus in Jerusalem. Saul was traveling to Damascus to persecute them there also, when suddenly Jesus appeared in a bright light which blinded Saul. Jesus told Saul to go into Damascus where He would tell Saul what was appointed for him to do.

*ďAs I was on my way and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone around me. Ac 22:6 ESV+

*And I said, ĎWhat shall I do, Lord?í And the Lord said to me, ĎRise, and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all that is appointed for you to do.í And since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Damascus. Ac 22:10-11 ESV

 

Jesus in a dream told Ananias, a Jewish/Israel believer in Damascus, to go to Saul and help him; though Ananias was reluctant to do it for Saul had been persecuting Jewish/Israel believers. But Jesus told Ananias that Jesus had chosen Saul to bring His name before the Gentiles, kings and the children of Israel.

*Then Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name." But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name's sake." Ac 9:13-16 NKJV+

 

Saul would suffer mighty during the 11 years before his message would be accepted; for the rest of His life. The Chief Priest, King Herod, the Jews/Israel who followed the Laws of Moses, Gentiles who followed other idols, Romans; flogged him, beat him, tried to kill him; he was shipwrecked and finally killed by the Romans for following Jesus. 2Co 11:25

*From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakednessó2Co 11:24-27 NKJV+

 

Saul over a 3 year period went into the desert in Arabia where Jesus through the Holy Spirit taught Saul the truths He wanted Saul to preach among the Gentiles. He returned to Damascus where his message was not accepted; then Saul went to Jerusalem to meet and be accepted by Peter.

*to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days. Gal 1:16-18 NKJV+

 

Barnabas a Levite from Cypress befriended Paul in Jerusalem, yet Saulís message was reviled there by the Greek Jews (Hellenistic); who then plotted to kill him To protect Paul the brethren of believers sent Saul to Taurus, where Saul was from.

*Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, Ac 4:36 ESV+

*But Paul said, "I am a Jew of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city; and I beg you, allow me to speak to the people." Ac 21:39 NASB+

*But Barnabas took hold of him and brought him to the apostles and described to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had talked to him, and how at Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus. And he was with them, moving about freely in Jerusalem, speaking out boldly in the name of the Lord. And he was talking and arguing with the Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death. But when the brethren learned of it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus. Ac 9:27-30 NASB+

 

In 42 AD in Antioch, 12 years after Jesus was resurrected, 11 years after Jesus called Saul, the gospel was openly preached for the 1st time to a crowd of non-believing Gentiles; by Jewish/Israel disciples of Jesus from Cyprus and Cyrene. And for the 1st time our Heavenly Father gave a general gathering of unbelieving Gentiles there the indwelling/gifts of the Holy Spirit so they could believe in Jesus.

*So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord. Ac 11:19-21 NASB+

 

Note in 29. 5th paragraph down there were devout Jews/Israel from Cyrene given indwelling/gifts of Holy Spirit at Feast of Weeks/Pentecost. There were also Jewish/Israel believers from Cyprus Barnabasís native home.

 

In Godís plan of salvation He would use unknown shepherds to be the first witness after Joseph and Mary to see the baby Jesus; 2 unknown women to be the first to see Jesus after He was resurrected, and here unknown men were the first to bring the gospel directly to a general crowd of unbelieving Gentiles. God has a job for all of us to do, even the insignificant ones who will remain unknown; until Jesus rewards us all in Heaven for what we have done.

 

Barnabas was sent to Antioch when the church in Jerusalem received a report of Gentiles accepting Jesus as their Savior in Antioch. When Barnabas saw Gentiles accepting Jesus as their Savior there, he went to Tarsus to get Saul to help him bring more Gentiles to Jesus. Saulís gospel message was accepted here and together with Barnabas they began spreading the gospel to the Gentiles in 42 AD; 11 years after Jesus had called Saul on the road to Damascus the bring the Gentiles to Him .

*The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, Ac 11:22-23 ESV+

*Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. Ac 11:25-26 NKJV+ 

 

Notice underlined in the verse above that here the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. The Gentiles wanted to be called Christians for they were spiritually united with Christ; wanted to separate themselves from the Jewish/Israel disciples who still observed the ceremonial law, many even believed they had be circumcised to follow Jesus.

 

In 48 AD Saul (Jewish/Israel name) changed his name to Paul (Roman/Gentile name) before his 1st missionary journey to bring the Gentiles to Jesus, taking Barnabas with him. When he returned to returned to Antioch after his journey there were 3 groups in Antioch.

 

(1) The Jews/Israel who did not accept Jesus, still followed Jewish/Israel ceremonial laws of Moses.

*When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying. Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us: "'I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.' " Ac 13:45-47 NIV+

 

(2) The Jews/Israel who followed Jesus but still observed ceremonial laws; some even circumcision. This included Peter (Cephas), even Barnabas.

*But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned. For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party. And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy. Gal 1:11-13 ESV+

 

(3) The Gentiles who wanted to be called Christians, believed Jesus had forgiven their sins, and they did not need the Jewish/Israel ceremonial law of Moses to be saved.

*And certain men came down from Judea and taught the brethren, "Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.Ac 15:1 NKJV+

 

Then there was great dissension (no small dissension) and dispute with Paul and Barnabas disagreeing with Peter and the other Jewish/Israel disciples there from Judea about circumcision, other ceremonial laws of Moses which one had to follow to be saved. So it was agreed to take these matters before the council in Jerusalem.

*"Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and dispute with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them should go up to Jerusalem, to the apostles and elders, about this question. Ac 15:1-2 NKJV+

 

The council consisted of some of the 12 apostles and elders, men who were chosen by the disciples in Jerusalem. James, Jesus brother, was an important elder in this council.

 

This very important decision of how a Gentile who accepted Jesus could be saved was brought before the Council in Jerusalem in 48 AD. Peter told the council about how God had 1st given the indwelling/gifts of the Holy Spirit to the Gentiles (Cornelius and family); after he had told them about Jesus and they had accepted Jesus as their Savior (see 30. 4th paragraph above). They were saved through the grace of Jesus the same as the Jews/Israel were. Why should anyone put another test on them that our fathers and we have been able to keep. Only the grace of Jesus was needed for the Jews/Israel to be saved, just like nothing else will be needed for the Gentiles to be saved.

*And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us, and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faithNow, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? But we believe that we will be saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, just as they will.Ē Ac 15:8-11 ESV+

 

So the council decided not to lay any other requirements on the Gentiles except; they abstain from eating sacrificed animals made to other idols, from drinking blood or animals that have been strangled, and from sexual immorality. Then the council wrote a letter to the Gentiles in Antioch telling them this in the verse below.

*For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay on you no greater burden than these requirements: that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols, and from blood, and from what has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.Ē Ac 15:28-29 ESV+

 

Now in 48 AD, 18 years after Jesus resurrection; the true way our God spiritually saves us in the New Covenant of Christís grace was finally revealed and accepted. We are saved by faith, not works, less anyone should boast.

*For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Eph 2:8-9 ESV+

 

The Holy Spirit revealed to Paul, other holy apostles and prophets who had been given the indwelling/gifts of the Holy Spirit; the spiritual mystery which saves us. The gospel message of Jesus Christ; that all who give up our will and repent will have our sins forgiven by our Heavenly Father through Jesus atoning sacrifice on the cross. So our spiritual being can become holy, and the Holy Spirit can dwell within them; and we spiritually become holy children of God.

*In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophetsThis mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus. Eph 3:4-6 NIV+

 

The Holy Spirit continually sanctifies us, forgives the sins of believers who are led by Him to follow Jesus. That through this gospel Gentiles become heirs with the Jews/Israel, both become members of the body of Christ, His One Holy Spiritual Church. All holy children of God become spiritually one with Jesus, spiritually one with each other, yet physically remain separate physical races on earth; until Israel is no longer a nation, when our Heavenly Father takes us into His New Heaven, New Earth, and New Jerusalem.

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

*And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. Jn 17:10 NKJV+

*For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same functionso we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Ro 12:4-5 ESV+

 

We are much more than disciples of Jesus, we are children of God. We should not desire to be disciples who were under the Old Covenant or disciples in a 40 year transition period; who were still saved by the ceremonial Law of Moses until 70 AD (see 32 below). Jesus did not send Gentiles out to make disciples of all people, He sent His Jewish/Israel Apostles and disciples out to bring the Jews/Israel first into the New Covenant of His grace. They did this while under the transition period, which allowed time for the Jewish/Israel people to accept Christís atoning grace without ceremonial law. We must bring all in by Christís sacrificial atonement on the cross alone; there is no longer any other way.

*Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. Matt 28:19-20

 

Paul wants us to preach the Gospel to everyone, to all nations. Today we do it by telling all around us about our great God, by bringing the gospel to all nations by supporting the evangelists and mission who go out to all nations; by sending out the message by internet, supporting others who bring the message through the internet to the world.

*How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" Ro 10:14-15 BIV+

 

After the book of Acts, disciples are never mentioned again by any writer in the Bible including Paul and Peter. Paul used the word saint(s) which means holy ones 56 times (ESV+); referring to all who have a holy spiritual being, have the indwelling of the Spirit; even those who have physically died and their holy spiritual being is in the 2nd Heaven. Yet the most common used words are brethren or brothers, and sisters; though believers, and children or family of God are also commonly used.

 

Saints living on earth

*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

 

Saints in 2nd Heaven: body died, holy spiritual being living in 2nd Heaven/Kingdom of God/Paradise

*so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. 1Thess 3:13 ESV+

 

Peter, other apostles, and the Jewish/Israel elders and disciples (especially from Jerusalem or Judea); had a hard understanding, and accepting the idea of the free gift of Christís grace which forgives our sins.†††

*and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 2Pe 3:15-16 NASB+

*Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2Pe 3:17-18 NIV+

 

This would cause many Jews/Israel who had been given the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to turn back to the Laws of Moses. By rejecting Jesus blood as the only sacrifice which will forgive our sins, they have insulted the Holy Spirit, pushed Him out of their hearts; and without the Holy Spirit sanctifying them their sins are not forgiven, they are no longer holy children of God. Once saved always saved not true

*For in the case of those who have once been enlightened and have tasted of the heavenly gift and have been made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame. Heb 6:4-6 NASB+

*Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? Heb 10:28-29 NASB+

 

Our Heavenly Father had only given them the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as a pledge, a down payment for Paradise; and because they were no longer willing to stay with Jesus, share in His sufferings, they would no longer share in His glory.

*Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge [Or a down payment]. 2Co 5:5 NASB+

*The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory Ro 8:16-17 NIV+

 

At this council meeting in 48 AD it was agreed that Paul would go to the Gentiles and Peter to the Jews/Israel. Paul now did the job Jesus wanted him to do; brought the gospel to the Gentile world, to everyone in it including the Jews/Israel. Peter brought the gospel to the Jews/Israel, but as they continue to reject Jesus, and return back to the ceremonial laws of Moses, Peter went to Rome and brought the gospel to the Gentile world also.

*James, Peter [Cephas] and John, those reputed to be pillars, gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship when they recognized the grace given to me. They agreed that we should go to the Gentiles, and they to the Jews. Gal 2:9 NIV+

*For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentilesó if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace which was given to me for you; Eph 3:1-2 NASB+

 

Paul went on 3 missionary journeys to different parts of the Gentile world, then was finally taken to Rome as a prisoner to stand trial there, and pronounced the gospel there. Paul started and set up many churches with believers God gave him to help build up the body of Christ. This included apostles