God's Sword of Truth - The Word

Creation


By The Holy Spirit's Disciple, Raymond Laginess


IN THE BEGINNING
The creation, as told by the Lord [Father, Son and Holy Spirit], was handed down by Moses from his ancestral family. And the record, kept by knowledge of facts, placed in their heart by the Spirit, was guarded very closely. It was the plan of the Tri-Unity to record the creation, as written, from the "Beginning". (Note: The meaning of Tri-unity is: Unity of Father [God], Son [Jesus] and the Holy Ghost [Holy Spirit] - three Persons in one God). All references to the Tri-unity are: One God in three distinct Persons (Example: Water is liquid, vapor, and solid, but still water....or body, soul and spirit).

THE CREATION OF ANGELS

Prior to creation history, the heavens (home of God) was fact, and God had created angels (spiritual beings) who served Him continuously, as there is no record of time in the heavens. The angels were in harmony and had status, titles and authority. There is a written record of types of angels such as: 1st, the anointed cherub and 2nd, the Seraphim. There are three names that are prominent in angelology: The first, and leader of the angels, was Lucifer the anointed, and then Michael and Gabriel.

THE FALL OF THE ANGELS

There was a rebellion in heaven prior to the creation of earth (the earth was without form and void). During the period, when free-will choice was given to all angels, good and bad came into existence. The need to choose was part of the Lord's plan, as He did not want robots to serve Him. As God is love, He wanted His creation to know love and what is good and evil, therefore, in His creation of the angels (a one time event in heaven), He gave them a free will and allowed them to make a choice (before He created us). He allowed Lucifer to think that he was a god, and Lucifer, with these thoughts, forgot Who had created him. All angels were allowed to choose Satan or the Lord-God. Once the choice was made they were locked-in and the evil demons (one-third of the angels) were cast out of heaven and allowed to roam the formlessness and void of the earth. Lucifer is the only demon allowed to enter the throne of God(now accusing man of sin, before God), as it is written in Jewish history - "Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them." - Job 1:6 and also in KJAV , Rev,12:10 - "And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night." - Rev. 12:10. As you can see in Rev. 12:10 the accusations will cease when Satan is finally removed by the angel Michael and cast down to earth. Woe to the earth, as Satan will be angry and billions will die.

There are classifications of demons. The fallen angels, according to Matt. 25:41 - and Rev. 12:7, are the hosts of Satan. They actually fall into two groups... those who are active and those who committed an unpardonable sin in eternity and are confined.

These latter demons fall into two sub-categories.

2 Peter 2:4 and Jude 6 describe the fate of the pre-Flood Nephilim who left their heavenly body, gave themselves over to sexual immorality and went after "strange flesh" (Jude 7). As a result, they were cast down to Tartarus bound in "chains of darkness to be reserved for judgment."

Luke 8:31 and Rev. 9:2 talk of other fallen angels who resemble "scorpion-like locusts" and are confined to the bottomless pit. These will be loosed upon the earth in the 5th Trumpet Judgment to torment all who lack God's protective seal. Not a pretty picture.

The active demons, found mainly in Matthew and Mark, are the evil spirits that can possess living creatures. Mary the Magdalene, the Canaanite woman's daughter and, most certainly "Legion" and the two men of the Gadarenes are notable examples.

These demons answer to God, as we see Satan do in the Book of Job. They are powerful but NOT omnipotent like God (John 10:21); they are exceedingly clever but NOT omniscient like God and know their eventual destiny (Matthew 8:29) and they are mobile but NOT omnipresent like God, occupying only one place at a time.

The evil angels, being present at the beginning of creation of the heavens and the earth, never understood the Lord's plan. These angels walked the original earth which was empty and void of life.

THE CREATION OF EARTH AND MAN

The Lord has established a plan for free-will-choice, and with that, we will now look at the Lord's creation of earth and man.

As the Lord is all wise, He used "Theomatics"(His numbers) in His creation plan. Numbers represent order and consistency...a true harmony of life. (Example: Man was created on the sixth day - hence, the number is "6"... Jesus, our Saviour and Redeemer of creation, is "8", meaning a new beginning...He was after "7", the creation of the first covenant....Earth has a number of "4" (laws of nature), 4 Seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter), 4 Directions (North, East, South and West), 4 Elements of Earth (Air, Water, Fire, and Earth), etc.). (See article "God's Numbers" on the Internet under "God's Sword of Truth - The Word").

The next stage - the chaotic earth - began the birth of light, water, dry land and vegetation, sun and moon for light and growth, creatures of the sea and winged fowl. [Note: Every bit of creation was created with age already in it, that is, the fish and whales were not made from eggs, but had been given age from the Creator when He created them. Trees and vegetation had life and growth and did not come from weeds or evolution, for they were as the Lord formed them...alive with growth.]

I. THE FIRST DAY: The state of the earth in the beginning was a planet of WATER, then to COSMIC LIGHT - the Lord God said "Let there be light", as so recorded in Jewish History, Gen.1:3, "And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." Gen.1:4-5. Here we have the first 24 hour day, - morning to evening, 12 hours and evening to morning, 12 hours, - which is one day to the Lord. - "The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun." - (Psalm 74:16).

2. THE SECOND DAY: The firmament (atmosphere) was divided - in Jewish History, we read, - Gen.1:7,8 - "And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day." This act was fast and all within one day (24 hours).

3. THE THIRD DAY: There were 2 parts to the 3rd day. Part 1: And the waters under the heaven were gathered together in one place and dry land appeared and rose up out of the waters, and God called it earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. Part 2: The earth brought forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit trees already had fruit on every tree, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth. (in Jewish History - Gen.1:9-13.)

4. THE FOURTH DAY: Solar light divided the day from the night for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. God made two great lights; the greater to rule the day, and the lesser to rule the night and He also made the stars to give light upon the earth. And God saw that it was good. We now have a complete system of time and life in a new world.

5. THE FIFTH DAY: The creation of water and air - bringing forth the life of fish in the water and the fowl that fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God blessed them saying "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth". - Jewish History - Old Testament - Gen.1:22. And they filled the earth and it was good. Understand that these fowl of the air and all the fish in the sea had life and age in them when they were created by God. They did not evolve, but were in the water and above the earth. Life did not crawl out of the sea. The Lord God's record is true! And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

6. THE SIXTH DAY: The earth brought forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: "And it was so" saith God. And God saw that it was good and then He said, "...Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:..." Now when God said: "Let us make man in OUR image", He meant FATHER, SON AND HOLY GHOST. That is what "OUR" represents. God gave, to the beast of the earth, the fowl of the air and every thing that creepeth upon the earth, every green herb for meat (food). God gave, to Adam and Eve, every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; for meat. All things were in harmony.

7. THE SEVENTH DAY: The Lord rested on [the Jewish Sabbath - and is Saturday in man's terms] the seventh day from all His work which He had made.. All is complete in the Lord's plan of creation.

The planet earth was now ready for man. We'll look at the age of innocence in the garden of Eden. Remember, all creation was made by the Lord out of "nothing". It is impossible to put an age to anything He created, as only the Lord knows the age. Even in the creation of man, Adam, was created as a young man (whatever age) with his age already built in...no scientist could put an age to Adam...only the Lord knows. The time of all creation, from beginning to end, is in the Lord's time table, not man's...and not even the angels know His time table.

The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul, living innocently in a perfect environment, the Garden of Eden (Hebrew word meaning "a delight"), of which he had to dress and keep. And after awhile, the Lord saw it was not good for Adam to be alone with just the creatures, so He proceeded to make a "help-mate" for him, placing Adam in a deep sleep and taking one of his ribs, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man, Adam. And Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." A man and wife are now of ONE flesh, as married people are supposed to be (not as the homosexual or lesbian so lives today). There is no evolving in it...it was so, according to the Lord God. Both Adam and Eve had age built in when created. They did not evolve or crawl out of the sea (Satan's lie through Darwin, who, in fact, could not prove his theory - and the common bee and butterfly did him in - because he could not prove their evolvement, as it was a mystery, as is all of the Lord's creation.), but man is still trying to explain how man came into existence.

SATAN ENTERS THE GARDEN OF EDEN

Now Enter Satan into the Garden of Eden....and Exit Innocent man. Satan and sin is upon Adam and Eve and their testing is soon to begin. Adam was placed in the garden and given charge over all. Adam even named all the animals, crawling creatures, fowl and the vegetation of the earth (Note: Adam was super intelligent and so was his offspring. There were no such things as dumb cave men ever. People lived in caves, yes, but not as history states or movies or t.v. portray the 1000 B.C. etc. movies, plays and phoney history writings.).

FALLING INTO SIN

The tempting of Eve, by the serpent, caused both Adam and Eve to fall into sin. The serpent, in his wisdom and knowledge, knew that Adam was over all things and had named all the creatures of the earth and that he would know that Satan was not one of the originals in the garden and would question him. Therefore, Satan, the subtil serpent, went to Eve, the weaker one, who did not name anything of the creation.

THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL

Now the temptation was over the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The tree represented: life, flesh and the world of greed, etc. The man was free of evil and sin, but this event was purely a simple test of obedience, no more. The temptation was directed to the flesh and the world through a fruit from a tree which was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired "to make one wise and be as gods", so said the serpent to Eve. Eve took of the fruit and did eat, and gave also to her husband and he did eat. It was then that they both saw themselves as naked, and they were ashamed and did run and hide and cover their bodies with fig leaves. In their sin, spiritual death set in and they would now have to toil and work for their food and livelihood.

ADAM AND EVE DRIVEN FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN

Following the sin, Adam and Eve had to leave the Garden, and it was at this point that the Gates of Heaven were closed to all human beings to come. And the Lord God told the woman that He will greatly multiply her sorrow and her conception and that in sorrow (pain) she would bring forth children and her desire would be to her husband and he would rule over her. While on this earth, in this life, all women are under the head ship of a man (husband-or father if she remain single) and she is not equal to a man until she is in heaven. There is no ERA for women - and they can never be happy outside of the Lord's plan for her. The sin she committed was great.

I want to mention that I am writing about "Dispensations". These are periods of creation, by events, as they are unfolded by human beings on the path to salvation. The First Dispensation - creation of man - to the fall and expulsion of man was just covered in the above paragraphs. In the following I will list and briefly explain the remainder of Dispensational Periods.

The Second Dispensation - The Expulsion to the Flood - Because the earth was corrupt and due to man's sin, the Lord God allowed the earth to be covered with water, destroying all on the earth, except for Noah and his family and those living creatures which the Lord God told Noah to place on the ark prior to the rain of forty days and forty nights.

The Third Dispensation - The Flood to the Tower of Babel - "These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations: and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood" - as found in Jewish Old Testament History, Gen. 10:32. And the children of men, from Noah's sons, decided to build a city and tower (the church towers of today are also built by man's hands and shaped into an obelisk, bell tower, or mini tower of Babel), and the Lord saw the city and the tower, and because of the sin of man He scattered them all over the face of the earth and did confound the language of all on the earth.

 The Fourth Dispensation - The Call of Abraham to the Egyptian Bondage - God acted in mercy and made an unconditional promise never to judge mankind with another flood (Genesis 9:11-Jewish Old Testament History). He choose Abraham and all of his descendants to be the channels of his mercy to a fallen world. To the nation, Israel, He said - "And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians." (Exodus 6:7 - Jewish Old Testament History).

The Fifth Dispensation - Exodus to the Reign of King Solomon - This period tells us about Israel's history to the close of King David's reign and his son, Solomon, reigning as King, also including the division of the Jewish kingdom to captivity, the restoration of the Jewish kingdom to the end of the Old Testament, the New Testament to the crucifixion

The Sixth Dispensation - Pentecost to the Second Coming - This period tells us of the preaching of the Word of God, Jesus Christ, thru His Holy Spirit and the rapture of His church at His Second Coming.

The Seventh Dispensation - From the Judgment of Nations to the New Jerusalem - This covers and ends the 7 dispensations of creation. This covers life on earth, a life of flesh. Satan has knowledge and has access to these periods. More on this with the creation of Cain and Abel.

I believe that there is an Eighth Dispensation - Of Life - It is the age of freedom in Grace. It's the "888" of Jesus, the Christ, the rebirth or "born again" era of life in Jesus Christ. This can only be understood through the Holy Spirit, and is a new event for man. It is written in Scripture, but not seen until now by the Holy Spirit. It is from King of Kings to the Eternal Ages.

OUR SIN NATURE AND FREE WILL

With the sin of Eve and Adam, decay set in. We have all obtained the SIN nature. "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." - James 1:14-15.

Satan wants to steal souls from Jesus...this is our test...our free will choice as to who we believe. Adam and Eve gave their blessing to Satan, and the Lord Jesus has reclaimed the earth, but the time of possession will be at His Second Coming. Christ's death on the cross, and the shedding of His blood for our sins, has been completed. Satan's reign will end at the Lake of Fire, soon after the millennial reign of Christ on earth.

DEMON POSSESSION

All fallen angels who roam the earth, by Lucifer's orders, can enter the human body and exercise control over it...they want to possess humans in order to get their souls. When babies are born, demons can enter in, in many forms of control through - crying, temper, anger, personality, etc., but these demon spirits can be controlled by the parents in many ways - through spiritual control, not giving in to them - when they are old enough to be spanked with love (evil spirits do not like to be spanked, nor do they like to be restricted in their control), and parents must control this, that is why it is written, "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." - Proverbs 22:15, and "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chaseteneth him betimes." - Proverbs 13:24 - also Proverbs 13:13-14 - Jewish Old Testament History.

If an evil spirit cannot control a human, it will enter into an animal - see Matt.8: 29-34. Demons cannot possess Christians who have the Holy Spirit, but the demon or evil spirit can oppress only from the outside. In other words, they work on the mind and the flesh. Christians, remember this, it is not sin to be tested, but only becomes sin when you give in to it by taking it further or adding to it by doing the deed in your mind. Satan always adds to your thoughts, words or deeds...so be careful, confess these and take control of these evil spirits as the Lord so states in His Word: "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" - James 4:7.

SATAN CAST INTO LAKE OF FIRE

Satan and his agents (fallen angels) now have but a short time on this earth and the earth is going to feel it, but Satan will be kicked out of heaven for the last time - and cast into the lake of fire - "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever." Rev. 20:10. Never forget this...Satan is a loser.

OUR PATH TO SALVATION

When Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden by the Lord God, "...he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life." (Jewish Old Testament History - Gen.3:24), He closed paradise and heaven to all souls until the promise of a Saviour, a Messiah is fulfilled. In love, the Lord gave us all a way out of hell in Jesus, our path to follow Him and find salvation. It would be a hard road, not easy.

FROM THE FALL, THE CURSE AND THE PROMISE OF JESUS

The Messianic line began with Adam and Eve - "And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." - (Gen.3:20 - Old Testament Jewish History). Cain (Keeper of or tiller of the field) was the first born son of Eve, and Abel (Keeper of the sheep) was the second born son. Cain and Abel brought their offerings for sin before the Lord. Abel's offering was a burnt offering, his best, and was accepted by the Lord, but Cain's offering was not his best and not accepted by the Lord. Because of the sin in Cain's heart, he rose up against Abel and killed him.

Now, Satan knew the seed of the promised one, for God had appointed to Eve another seed, instead of Abel (whom Cain slew), and he would be called Seth (through him the Messianic line would continue), and to him also was born a son, called Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the Lord, and the Messianic line was alive through Enos.

Following the murder of Abel, the Lord pronounced Cain a fugitive and vagabond in the earth, and Cain went out from his own land and traveled to, and dwelt in, the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. In his life, iniquity abound and the period was corrupt and filled with violence. Now, Cain knew his wife and she conceived and had a son, and named him Enoch (this line leads to the Tower of Babel).

Both brothers, Cain and Abel, were about 100 years of age at the time of Abel's murder and both had off spring, many daughters and sons. The daughters of Abel intermarried with sons of Cain, and the daughters of Cain intermarried with the sons of Abel. The sons of God were Abel's sons as Cain was evil and of the world, often referred to as Satan's son, and his daughters were called daughters of men. Don't forget, God allowed polygamous relationships during this era. With the understanding of what the scriptures say, that angels are not human, but spirit, and as such they have no sex organs, therefore they are not able to have relations with women. Now, if you can't see that, then think that the Lord created the wives for Cain, Seth, etc.

"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart." Gen.6:5-6 - Old Testament Jewish History. Now the Lord declares - "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth." Gen.7 - Old Testament Jewish History). But as the Lord God is love, He did not destroy everything, but in His love, made a path for the good. The Lord God however, did punish the earth and its sin. There were not many good souls during that time, but of those that were His, He saved. And Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord as he was a just man.

The Lord gave Noah three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. The Lord instructs Noah to build an Ark of gopher wood with many rooms. After seven days of rain, Noah took into the ark, his wife, three sons and their wives, eight in all. An eighth dispensation, a new beginning, the same as Jesus was to a lost world. Noah and his family, along with 2 of every animal, beast, fowl and creeping thing, male and female, took enough food for all, went into the ark, and the Lord shut them in.

The heavens were opened and the Lord caused the rain to fall upon the earth for forty days and forty nights, covering all the earth with water. All flesh died, including every animal creature of the earth. It is at this point of time that all dinosaurs on the earth passed on. The deluge, in all, lasted one year and 10 days. The ark rested on Ararat (a mountain near Turkey and Iran). At the end of the flood, Noah was 601 years old, his offspring in their hundreds, as Shem was 98.

In the Post-Diluvian age, under a New Covenant (the Noachic Covenant - Gen.9:8-17 - Jewish Old Testament History), the rainbow was given as a sign (token of His covenant) between Him, Noah and his sons, that the Lord would not destroy the earth by flood again. God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them to be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And they did.

Now, Satan and his demons were among the people to tempt them. And the generations of Ham (the evil one), Noah's son, were disobedient to the Lord and began building a tower to heaven. The tower, called Babel, was destroyed by the Lord. He was displeased with them and confounded their language, so that they may not understand each other, and scattered them abroad upon the face of the earth. This is the origin of all different languages on the earth. And until that time, I believe, the common language was Hebrew (known as a pure language).

The Messianic line is as follows: Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah,, Shem and his son Arphaxad. The tribes to come from the seed of Noah's sons were: Ham (Africa and Arabic), Shem (Assyria) and Japheth (Asia Minor and Europe).

Before I get into the next period, I want to digress and inform the reader of a period of time after the fall. When Adam and Eve sinned and were removed from the Garden of Eden, the gates of heaven were also closed to all humans who passed on. When Adam and Eve died, they went to Paradise, in the core of the earth, next to hell (Gehenna). Paradise was called "Abraham's Bosom" - read Luke 16:22-26. All souls who died in Christ went to this paradise, waiting for Jesus to come and open the gates of heaven and take them home.

THE CALL OF ABRAM AND THE HEBREW MESSIANIC LINE

Abram became Abraham, meaning "The father of many nations" and he was blessed of the Lord because he believed and had faith in the Lord God, the soon to come Messiah, and he lived that faith daily. He was a special "blessed" man, and through his seed would come Jesus the Christ, the Jewish nation (Spiritual) and Egypt, the Arab people.

Abraham had two sons who were given him by the Lord. The first and oldest son was Ishmael, from Hagar, the Egyptian handmaid to Abraham's beloved wife, Sarai, who was barren. An angel of the Lord told Hagar that she was with child, a son, and that she was to name him Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard her affliction. Read Gen. 16: 1-16 - Jewish Old Testament History. Ishmael became the patriarch of all Arabs and was half brother to Isaac, the Jew.

Isaac was Abraham's second son by his wife Sarai, and through Isaac, the Messianic line continues and the covenant confirmed - Read Gen.26: 1-4 - Jewish Old Testament History. Isaac had two sons, listed as the two nations, with the elder son serving the younger. The first son to be born was red and hairy all over, he was called Esau. Next came Jacob, who had his hand on Esau's heel and followed him out in birth.

The history of the Lord's people is beyond just stories or history, it is prophetic and beautiful, and even though men were used as the writers, the Holy Spirit guided their pens in every detail, for accuracy and harmony. You have the Word of God on it. May the Holy Spirit guide my hand in the recording of my love of the plan and history of the Lord. He has shown me many truths in the lines of the biblical ancestors of Adam and Eve, the first creation of the Lord.

In Abram, a god-head figure, to Isaac, a son figure, to Jacob, called Israel (meaning "chosen"), the spirit head figure, you have Father, Son and Holy Spirit type figures of the Jewish nation. Jacob had 12 sons by four women which formed the 12 tribes of government of the nation Israel - they were called Jews (from Judah, after the Babylonian captivity).

During the growth of creation, there were many races, or tribes of people, such as: Libyans, Edomites, Phoenicians, Canaanites, and the Jebusite, Amorite, Girgasite, Hivite, Arkite and the Sinite, etc. Now, only two half-brothers survived from all of these, the Arab and the Jew. They were fighting at the beginning of their history and are still fighting today. One day, near the end of time in this life, they will make peace, a false peace, and it won't last. When the battle at Armageddon comes, it will end both races.

Back to the Jews - they are in bondage to the Egyptians under the Pharoahs in Egypt - Exodus 2:23-25 - Jewish Old Testament History. With the 12 tribes under bondage, one of Abrahams sons, Joseph, helped in making peace between the tribes and the Pharaoh, who later died. With the Jews still in bondage, the Lord sent a prophet and leader to them, Moses (read Exodus 2, Jewish Old Testament History ), who would lead the tribes out of Egypt and into freedom. His life was guarded from birth and had a destiny from the Lord. The entire life of Moses is too deep to get into, but I will point out a few important things about him - he was born Jewish, a Hebrew, but raised an Egyptian and trained as a Pharaoh. Once he found out that he was a Hebrew, he left Egypt and went to his homeland to learn about his heritage. He later was chosen of the Lord, and went back to Egypt to lead the people out of bondage (in Egypt) and into the promised land (Land of Canaan) given Abram, which was an everlasting possession.

There were many trials, signs and miracles, including the Passover ( Jewish Old Testament History, Exodus 12:13) before Pharaoh allowed the Jews to go with Moses. While on their journey, the people committed many sins, and because of their disobedience they had to wander in the desert for 40 years. All things were given unto Moses because of his head ship over the people - he was the law giver. Through God, he initiated God's principles: the Passover, leaven bread, all the laws (Ten Commandments) of the Jew and the first 5 books of the Torah, which were binding on all Jews, or they could not reach Paradise to wait for Christ. The Lord gave the laws to the Jewish people for one reason, their salvation.

They were such a sinful people. Satan found easy prey in their camps, and Satan knew that the Messiah would come through the Jewish line (House of David), and he wanted to destroy the Messianic line. The gates of hell cannot overthrow the gates of heaven. Satan was a loser from the beginning. Moses did his work well for the Lord. The Exodus came to pass and the Jews left for the promised land, but stopped at Mt. Sinai where Moses was given the Ten Commandments.

With the law came the Tabernacle where the Lord God would show His presence. As they traveled in the desert, they carried all the ceremonial equipment, including the altar for animal-sin offering. When sin was committed, the person was required to pay for the animal (calf), and the priest would kill the animal for a burnt sacrifice. The blood was sprinkled about the altar and the meat was given to the sons of Aaron (priestly order) to eat. Refer to Old Testament Jewish History - Leviticus, Chapter 1-8.

If you have read, understood and know all the laws of Moses given the Jews, you would be so happy that you are not under the Jewish law. If you were, you would surely have trouble being saved. Thank the Lord for Grace!

As I've stated, because of sin, Moses saw the Promised Land, but could not enter. He died and was laid to rest by angels, in Moab. Joshua took the Tribes into the Promised Land. Joshua, the servant of the Lord, died, being 110 years of age. Once again, the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, serving Baalim and Ashtaroth, and the hand of the Lord was against them for their evil, and they were greatly distressed. Nevertheless the Lord raised up judges to rule them (Read Jewish Old Testament History - Judges 1-21.

Now, in the period of Samuel, the prophet, the elders of Israel came to Samuel, and wanted a king, because his sons (appointed as judges by Samuel) walked not in the ways of the Lord. Samuel prayed to the Lord and the Lord answered him and said: "Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee". I Samuel 8:7-8 - Jewish Old Testament History. The Lord so allowed and told Samuel to make them a king. Read I Samuel, Chapter 8 - Jewish Old Testament History. Now the Lord told Samuel that He would send him a man out of the land of Benjamin, and that Samuel would appoint him captain over His people Israel.

THE FIRST KING

SAUL...who was chosen by the Lord, anointed by Samuel and crowned king, went home to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched. Now, Saul was not of the best, and Satan did tempt him in a losing battle. Saul's three sons, Jonathan, Ishui and Melchishua were killed by the Philistines who fought against Israel. Saul was wounded by the archers in the battle, where his sons were slain, and asked his armourbearer to thrust him with his sword, but his armourbearer would not, therefore Sail sinned - and took a sword and fell on it (suicide). And when the armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he also fell on his sword. Now when the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons at mount Gilboa where they all died, and cut off Saul's head and published it in the house of their idols and among the people.

THE SECOND KING

DAVID...blessed of the Lord, was a good and just king to Israel. He was considered a man after God's own heart. He was not perfect, he disobeyed God and sinned on several occasions, but though he sinned grievously, he was still able to humble himself before God in repentance and received forgiveness from the Lord. It was in David's willingness, to submit to the will of God and to humble his heart in repentance, that he was the only man able to live after having laid hands on the ark. The ark was holy to the Lord and sacred. It carried the manna bread, Moses's rod (wood staff), tables of the covenant (10 commandments) and possibly, holy oil, water and a gold bowl (a gift, or a guilt-offering, from the Philistines, for having taken the ark after a battle they had won). When David died, he was buried in the City of David. Some say that Josiah hid the ark. Some believe that Jeremiah hid it in a cave. What the Holy Spirit shows us is in Revelation, Chapter 11, 19 - "And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament:..." . As you can see, by Scripture, the ark is not needed to have a temple for the Jews. One day Jesus will rule in the temple and it will be on the site of the Dome of the rock and it does not need an ark or mercy seat - as Jesus will be there, reigning, and He is all we need. Now, if you are Jewish and looking for an ark - it's in heaven - and if you are Christian - the ark is in your heart.

THE THIRD KING

SOLOMON...David's son, was the third king. During King Solomon's reign, his kingdom was greatly established and the nation of Israel enjoyed peace and prosperity. He was wise with understanding and did honor the Lord. It was King Solomon who built the first temple, which took seven years to build, it was beautiful and he dedicated it to the Lord God. I Kings 6:1-38 - I Kings 8:22-53, Jewish Old Testament History. "For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father" I Kings, 11 4 - Jewish Old Testament History. Solomon was drawn into idolatry and allowed sacrifice to strange gods and did evil in the sight of the Lord. "And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel..." - I Kings 11:9 - J Jewish Old Testament History. And the Lord said unto Solomon - "...Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant." - I Kings 11:11 - Jewish Old Testament History. Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all of Israel for forty years. He died and was buried in the city of David and his son Rehoboam reigned in his stead. Hereafter, each of the Jewish Kings reigned for 40 years. At the end of Solomon's reign was the beginning of tragic decline and the kingdom was divided into the northern kingdom, Israel (Capital Samaria), having 10 tribes and the southern kingdom, Judah (Capital Jerusalem), having 2 tribes. This occurred around 975 B.C. and lasted until the Assyria captivity in 721 B.C. which lasted 70 years. The restoration of the remnant returned to Jerusalem and rebuilt the temple and had reform under Ezra and Nehemiah. The last three prophets were Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi of Jewish History. There is one more to come - Jesus - truly the last one!

The continuing history of various reigns in the world were as follows: the Babylonian rule - 539 BC, the Media-Persian rule ending in 332 BC, the Greek era ending in 167 BC, and the Roman rule around 5 or 4 AD. The time period from the prophet Malachi to Matthew and the birth of Christ was approximately four hundred years.

Keep in mind, this record of creation and all events occurring between Adam and Eve to Jesus, are called Old Testament time. Now the beginning of the New, with the death on the cross which finished the Old Testament (Law) under the chosen Jew, - to Grace under Jesus, a New Covenant, - is the New Testament and is fact and to be taken literally - it happened - the names have not been changed - you have the Lord's Word on it. You can trace the past by it. You either believe or don't believe, it's your choice. We are all children of Adam and Eve. Eve is the mother of all living and this is the only planet of life and there are no UFO's, only Satan's vision and mind control. We were never left in darkness by the Lord, our Creator.

JESUS CHRIST - MEDIATOR

Jesus was the son of the virgin Mary, born at Bethlehem before the death of Herod the Great (4BC). He spent his early life in Nazareth where he worked as a village carpenter. Jesus, as a grown man, was baptized by John the Baptist and commissioned by the Spirit. He commenced a ministry of preaching salvation by repentance and healing the sick. Throughout his ministry Jesus was involved in conflict with the religious authorities, mainly because of his scorching criticisms of their man-made traditions which diverted men from the real purposes of God's law. Near the end, just before Jesus was crucified, he had a last meal with his disciples, using the bread and wine as symbols that His body was about to be broken in death and His blood about to be shed sacrificially on their behalf and in order to ratify God's new covenant with men and to bring in His kingdom. His story was brief, but He came and died for us! His message, His deeds, and His Person force each of us to make a decision. Which decision will you make?

Now, Jesus having been born under Roman rule, He will return (2nd Coming) to a revised Roman rule (European Common Market, New World Order) which will be controlled by a Caesar, the antichrist, Satan. Satan will also have his false prophet, the Catholic Pope, with him. The false prophet will be killed after awhile, when he is no longer needed by "666". It's when "666" wants to be god alone and will no longer need a prophet (pope) to do his evil deeds. This period leads to the Tribulation for seven years, then to Armageddon, and then the Millennial reign of the last 1000 years, and of course to the New Jerusalem in heaven for all eternity,forever.

The "666" man is alive today. He could be one of many different persons and in time you will all find out. He is a politician, well known, and will certainly have much power. He is not Jewish or Arab, he is from Satan. The false prophet has been here for most of the 2000 years of Christianity, the Pope of Rome. His false religion has killed and deceived many many people over the centuries, they don't even hide it, and all the facts are there to prove it. We are in the last days, all signs are here, if you can see it, and it is as never before, nor will be again. The Word is true and does not lie. You must live it in your heart...you must be born again! Man was only given 6000 years to find his path or make his choice. It only takes but a few seconds to choose, and all are given a measure of Faith - Romans 12:3, by the author and finisher of our faith - "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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God". - Hebrews 12:2.

In all the periods of time, through all the writers, locations shown us, all the facts given, the Word of God has been proven true and accurate, and not one truth has been proven wrong. When one error seems to occur, it is through man's mistake, not the Lords. There has never been any other book or record written that is like the bible, the WORD OF GOD. It has all been written by the Holy Spirit - FACT - "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart." - II Cor. 3:3.

When Christ died on the cross and shed His blood for sin, He ended all of the covenants made between Him and man, they were fulfilled in Him. Now, through grace are we saved, and grace has NO works or laws by which we can be saved, and with no way to earn our salvation through religion or churches of men as they so teach. You see, what Christ did, He did it for ALL! He does not need self righteous works to help, such as - going to Mass or church on Saturday or Sunday, attending a phoney fellowship, praying before the altar in a church building, going to confession to a priest and doing penance for sin, giving offerings and tithe. Just remember that anything you DO to make yourself holy is SELF DIMINISHING. If saved by grace, in Christ by Him, you are a saint and you have to live it by the Word.

It is written, and the Lord tells us - "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgive you, so also do ye, And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." - Col.3:12-14. We must therefore strive to live up to the Holy calling. Trying is never giving up! We will be tested by Satan while we are in his world, as he is the prince of the world. We will never have it made in this life, but the Holy Spirit is always there to guide us and we must learn to listen to Him. See I Cor. 10:13. This again is fact and true! All those who are saved, written in the Book of Life, will be in heaven, as it has nothing to do with works, religion, or a human.

The total Word of the Lord is a time table of events, or periods of events, that connect to future things, and nothing is a coincidence nor is it by chance, it all has a purpose. For everything that has occurred, it is exactly what the Lord has allowed. But Satan does have his time, and it all connects to free will and one's choice in salvation. The Word of the Lord, in written form, is a road map to the Lord. You can't add to it, or take away from it. At this time, there is only one Word, the New Testament, (originally written in Greek and Aramaic, if you can read these languages), which God has the power to preserve. He would not leave us without His Word, therefore He assembled, moving with the Holy Spirit, the world's best scholars to translate His word into English. We only need the Holy Spirit to show us its truths, and only He can guide us and show us the secrets and parables in His Holy Word, for we know that it contains His Words of life by which we live and grow.

The truth that you are seeking is not in this world, but is in the one to come, where Jesus sits at the Right Hand of the Father and is our mediator, - I Timothy 2:5,6 - "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." - and there is only one way to Christ Jesus, and that is by the Holy Spirit. See Ephesians 1:13 - "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise." - Also read: John 15:26, 16:13 and Romans 8:8-15. You have to go by the path or way of the Lord God. You reach the God head by the mediator Jesus and you reach Jesus by and through His Holy Spirit. The Lord God can not reach Him, He does not deal with man direct, and if you come any other way, you are a thief and a robber - "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber." - John 10:1. People who say that they talk to God, or He talks to them is a liar. If they tell you to "pray to God", He will not hear you and if man says that God picked him to preach or teach, he is also a liar, as it is only the Holy Spirit Who does the picking and teaching - Read Luke 12:12 and John 14:26.

THE FINAL GENERATION OF MAN

The final generation of man is in great turmoil, with all of its self-righteous religions and church goers, as it does not know the Jewish Christ. Even the Jewish people can not find Him. This world has a wordly jesus, made by man, in their religions. The jesus that they have is antichrist. Religion could never make this world a better place. It will take the true Jesus of the Word to do that. He must return, deal with Satan (who will be placed in the lake of fire) and reclaim the title deed of the earth. Christ will reign for 1000 years, then the final judgment and eternity for all.

The true "Body of Christ" is underground, waiting for rapture, and the hour is late - "For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." - I Thes. 4:15-18.

Satan is real, just look around you in the world and you can see him in everything, . . death, weather, governments, religions, wars, nature, etc., it's all there, isn't it? And the coming time and horror of tribulation will be beyond anything you could possibly imagine - Rev. 9:6 - "And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them." Beware of Satan, he is the father of evil. Think of all the horror from the sin and evil that will completely take over the world. There will be those who suffer, put in jail and hated for Christ's sake, as it is written. It is the church of man that will hate you. It is far better to fear God and have wisdom. Do you have a mansion waiting for you in heaven? Are you a member of the "Body of Christ"? Where will you be spending eternity - heaven or hell? You do have a choice, but if you live in this world for its riches and good times, then you already have your reward on this earth, but compared to heaven, you have lost it all and your destination is hell, and hell is real, very real. In heaven, you would be a royal priesthood, you could have it all...it's so simple. If you have never been saved, do not wait one more minute....repent and believe and you can have a new life in Jesus Christ, Who is coming soon!

Woe, Woe, Woe, to those who do not heed the Lord's warnings. They say that they are of the Lord, but they are not, they do not know Him, therefore, it would be better had they not been born and made a part of this creation. "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." - Rev. 20: 12-15.

AMEN!
 
 

All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD.  All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.