DAILY SACRIFICE CHAPTER THREE

This blog continues with our preparation for the imminent coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ at His second coming. At that instantaneous moment we will either be dead or alive. Regardless of which condition we are in, or whether we are Christians or not, Heaven is going to spend 1,780 years doing its utmost to bring one more convert and check that not one person is left behind who should have gone to Heaven. The history of the dead is totally different to that of those who are still alive when He appears in the sky. The dead have had their day of reckoning on the day they take their last breath, they are declared as either good or evil and treated accordingly. It is the living that are the centre of attention during this time as their day of reckoning has not yet come.

All these issues have been dealt with in the previous  four blogs and this is but a  summary. Many Christians today do not realise that there are two entrees in the ledgers of Heaven. Yes Heaven is not going to leave one stone unturned in its efforts to save one soul. Look how seriously it is trying; for 1,780 years! But the other side of the ledger is that half of ‘ Christians’ who even die rather than receive the mark of the beast are going to hell! This could be in the order of 700 million Christians. Many regard this motion as absurd, but is it really?

It was with best intentions that I resolved to provide summaries as I went along but trying to summarise the previous four blogs I find to be rather daunting and will try to supply more summaries along the way. But this blog is about our day of reckoning and I can personally attest to the fact that it may come as soon as the next breath. We must be ready at all times. Before beginning the daily sacrifice search with which I am reasonable well satisfied, I just want to summarise to state of the living and dead at that moment of the Lord’s second coming, Revelation chapter 20 which necessitates the arrival of an angel and not a mighty angel as at His third and Fourth comings.

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Well we have heard the call ‘ the bridegroom is coming, come out and meet him ‘ and within the hour the worldwide headlines ‘ Jerusalem has been destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami and the only people who survived were those who made it to the surrounding mountains’.  The Bible tells us that the church wakes up, all ten virgins. There is no doubt now that the Lord will appear in 45 days time! All those Biblical numbers are there for us to see; 30, 1260, 1290 and 1335. Now just over one million hours to go and 45 nights are still going to be the problem. You won’t have to worry about giving your wealth to the poor all that was taken from you when you refused to receive the mark of the beast. What you have now are the clothes on your back and your next meal is what you are going to find in the bin you are about to search. You are the poor and if anyone tries to help you they too will be classed as terrorists and lose everything. You approved of these laws when they were introduced in parliament without realising they would come back and bite you, which they have.

The part that is most difficult to understand about those five foolish virgins, or half of the total church, is that they realise that they are foolish and that ALL foolish virgins are going to hell! Yet they do not change, it can’t be CANNOT change because the Lord would not hold something against you if you could not do it. When all wake up five go to meet the bridegroom and five go looking for oil.

Their lamps have not gone out but they realise they are short because they ask the wise ones for some of their oil. All now realise that there are 45 days to go and the wise virgins may look as they have 60 or 78 days of supply but it all depends on how rough the coming storm is going to be and they don’t want to run out. And the storm of this intensity has never occurred.

It is inconceivable that 700 million foolish virgins could have such a strong faith that causes them to forfeit all their earthly possessions and also give up their lives yet be classed as evil and be thrown into hell!

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Many Christians today have their Heavenly bags packed, are surrounded by love and regularly read their Bibles. It is only a matter of time until they are scooped up to Heaven. Yet this is just a facade. When that  midnight call is made they immediately know that their oil is low and do not go to meet the master. They are deluding themselves and they know it.

This is the delusion against which I struggle daily and in this blog and pray it will help fellow travelers with also. When we wake up at the midnight call that we will be classed as wise and be taken up with our Lord for eternities He has given us glimpses of ! If Heaven sets aside 1,780 years just to save one soul then what effort does it set aside to save 700 million souls?  God’s Word the Bible must be full of warnings and admonitions just against this happening, and it is. The beautiful and simple part of all these warnings is they are focused on one time and one place; Good Friday and Mount Calvary!

The answers are very simple and have been covered ad nauseum  since the first blog of 16 May 15. The problem could not be more clearly spelled out than in Revelation Chapter three, verse 14- to the church of Laodicea. You say ‘ I am rich, I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing’, but you do not realise that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked’. The answer to the problems of these 700 million people who are going to be knocked out of their little love nests and fall into hell is’  I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire so that you can become rich; and white clothes to wear , so that you can cover your  shameful  nakedness; and salve to put in your eyes, so that you can see.’ Isn’t this just a beautiful summary of the New Jerusalem;  our gold, our inheritance is in our foundation, our clothing is the robe of Jesus Christ and we finally see Him face to face!

Your ways may appear to you to be at least satisfactory if not the best ways, certainly better than God has expressed in His Holy Word, the Bible. It is on these grounds you will be judged and found to be more guilty than all those who accepted the mark of the beast. They did not have the gall to try to correct God’s perfect ways like you did.

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You know your cushy position of whatever anti Biblical views you hold is wrong and that is shown at your awakening, 45 days before Jesus’s second coming. Let us just look at your reaction to the midnight call; the bridegroom is coming, come out and meet him! Better still go back to the start of Mathew chapter 25. It is a good place to start because ‘that time’ that is being discussed are end days, the second coming of our Lord Jesus.

From its very beginnings God’s Church, symbolised by ten, have been been called pure faith, they all virgins even though half have been wise and half foolish but the distinction is only made in its last forty five days of its existence. They have always known and have been the light to the world and have always awaited for the coming of their master. The problem is that they are unaware of one of the attributes of their master; His patience. They would have more appreciation of this virtue, and others had they known that He would spend almost 1,780 years checking under every stone to see that not one person missed out of Heaven who should have been there! They all become drowsy and fall asleep, but their lamps continue to shine and in last days they are what gives ” midnight” at least a tiny bit of light and prevents total darkness. Evil met Jesus Christ with its fullest wave passing through on Good Friday and will also meet Him with its fullest wave at His second coming, which is only 45 days away, when the church wakes up.

It is this moment which is of interest. You look at your lamp and IMMEDIATELY realise that you do not have enough oil. You are unprepared! Jesus  ( red letters) was right when He told you that you are not rich, have acquired wealth and do not need a thing and you now realise that in fact you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked! You do try to make amends by trimming your lamp but that only makes you realise that you are short of oil. It is to those fundamentalist Christians that you took such care to avoid and even secretly approved of their persecution that you now turn as a last resort.

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To your credit you have a very good understanding of Scripture. It is certainly not one of the first tenets of faith that is taught; the oil that can be transferred between members free of charge and that oil that can only be brought from the seller. ( example being referred to is selling your garbage in the red bin and buying  her majesty’s wealth). When told it can’t be done you take your money and go and look for the sellers who sell the good oil. You accept the decision as you realise it is scriptural. But then again God counted you, and continues to count you as His true church.

The problem with the above scenario is that only a minuscule number of God’s people will be present at His second coming; 288,000 in all of which 144,000 will be wise and 144,000 will be foolish. Only Heaven knows the exact number but the overwhelming majority will be dead. And there again are those horrible numbers; half will have died as wise but half, as many as 700 million will be foolish! They have been a part of the Great Tribulation.

Whether I died being torn to pieces by lions in the Church of Smyrna, or my next breath is my last breath, or I die in the Great Tribulation my race is up, my fate has been determined and I am no longer of any concern to Heaven. If I have been judged as evil and therefore resurrected with the evil at the end of the millennium yes I will still theoretically be able to respond  to the two witnesses call for repentance, in fact I will be given 260 years to prepare for it. Yes I will be able to respond to the third angel’s message for repentance just as the beast is marking all his troops for the final battle but even he does not bother about marking me. He knows I was satan’s at death and only carry out the history that has been allocated to the wicked. It may not be a basic tenet of faith how oil is bought or transferred but it is a basic tenet of faith that we have but one life in which our destiny is determined.

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For the saints in Heaven when they look down and those myriads of friends and loved ones left behind they have no problems. They know Heaven could not have done one extra thing to get them into Heaven. But we only get into Heaven on God’s terms and not our own. To think we can improve on God’s terms is blasphemy indeed. It is evil and that is what determines our final destination.

But what are God’s terms? Are they only spelt out  in the New Testament? Surely that is dangerous grounds to venture into the Old Testament. Is there any better way or surer way of being vaporised by God  than to try to offer some sort of sacrifice? There is not! If as it is claimed the Bible, both OT and NT are the Word of God then how can any of it be excluded? Isn’t it supposed to be about the sale of the eternity? Me selling my garbage to Jesus and He on the cross turning them into the treasures of eternity?

Yes it is all about eternity, about the Heavens above and if I want to study a star it may not be of much benefit getting up onto a chair, but that is exactly what Jesus tells us to do. Get up on the earthly step, the Old Testament and then crane our necks upwards. Having followed His instructions in getting up onto the chair we would now expect to get His assistance as we start our starry gaze. It has been the attempt of this blog so far to try to get onto that earthly step and from which I make this tentative framework of the daily sacrifice. But before doing so I address one major problem and that is ‘ what can I bring over from the Old Testament and apply it to the New Testament’?

The question we are trying to address is what is God’s way and why and what is wrong with what all those 700 million Christians are doing?  I have just done a precise on Leviticus 17 and from those sixteen verses I used four words from them; atoning  and life giving blood. Why didn’t I use the remainder of those 16 verses? The answer lies in the cross of Good Friday and providing that is what we are circling then that is the very best we can do, even if it is not exactly right.

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In these early books in the Bible I am studying some say there are about three hundred rules and regulations God gives His people and that the Jews finished up expanding them to over 1,600. There were so many rules it killed their relationship with God. Rules made to protect the relationship killed it; something we must avoid at all costs and knowing the dangers of over regulation should be cautious and under regulate rather than over regulate. It may be an answer that any rules that strengthen to ten commandments are valid or those that point back to the cross, rather than to it are valid, not so the others. We certainly do not want to get struck down by God carrying out what seemed to be a Biblical instruction only to find out it has been superseded and is now blasphemous. The answer lies within Scripture itself; the fat of the sin offering is transferred to the burnt offering. The explanation is unfortunately more than a one line answer, has been staring me in the face and only jumped out when I reread that last section of work.

The Bible only uses three components of the digestive system; gut or intestines, liver and kidneys and it is these three I will also concentrate on. When we eat food  the first organ that ‘sees and decides’ what food is useful and it will keep, absorb, and what it will excrete, pass out as offal or feces. Just because the feces is not retained does not mean it has had no useful contribution to add to the digestive system. In fact it is a critical part of it and without it the system could not operate. The fibre gives the gut its mechanical strength and by excreting dead bacteria allows living bacteria to replace them amongst many other functions. It is a pity feces is thought of as being ‘ dirty’ because of its critical role it plays.

When this food that has been selected by the intestines passes onto the liver it ” decides ” into which chemicals and compounds that the body will require are essential and converts them into these before passing them onto the blood to distribute to every cell in the body, how many trillions of them there are. But that is only a part of its functions; it must carry away the waste products from each cell’s metabolism which then arrive at the kidneys. Neither is the urine ‘dirty’ which results from this separation. Having performed these dual functions the blood returns to start again.

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Jesus Christ is the daily sacrifice of today and eternity. But He is not a lamb or goat on Whom we place our hands and have them rush  across onto Him.Neither do we take a big knife and slit His throat. He is not then cut up into little pieces and burnt on a massive fire which has to burn for 24/7. He is God-man Who hung on the cross on Mount Calvary on Good Friday.

He is the Holy Trinity as displayed through Jesus Christ. He is Divinity as displayed by the burnt offering where such care was taken to remove the presence of any sin, other than what we found impossible to do. Each year there was a complete removal, the Day of Atonement which was the only real pointer to Good Friday. It was supported daily by sin offerings for those unintentional sins; I didn’t know, I forgot’ I was deceived. The Divinity present in that offering was the sinless life of our Lord and our lives are also counted as sinless when joined to Him because they were brought to that condition by Him.

He is the second member of the Trinity as Jesus the man as portrayed by the grain offering. His body is represented by bread something we still do post Good Friday. The heads of the grains have to be crushed into a fine flour and we simulate that action by eating the bread of the Communion. To mix sin as represented by yeast is a very grave error indeed.

He is Holy Spirit in two ways; the flour was bonded by olive oil, a symbol of the Holy Spirit and still used in anointing ceremonies and presented as the Spirit presents Himself; as tongues of fire. Jesus Christ was all three members as presented in our daily sacrifice. It is Christianity of the cross. Having established a basic framework we should now be able to start filling out some of the details.

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The bread that should sustain us daily is the Word of God; the Bible. It includes all words between Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21. It is all essential food and not just meaningless but dangerous if you deliberately skip out on the fibre and don’t excrete urine. It has been the food of God’s people as they looked forward to the cross and as we look backwards to it. We can learn much from what they were trying to learn and see their symbolic language fulfilled. We are specifically told that the fat from the sin offering is burnt with the burnt offering  and here we are told what is digested and what is offal.

In no place in Scripture do I know that our intentional sins are highlighted. They are dealt with by the symbolic presence of the scapegoat which itself is dealt with meticulously over a five hundred year period of time which culminates at our fourth coming counting from earth but the Resurrection as counted by the saints in Heavenly. Intentional sin is not lightly dealt with but it is not extracted from Good Friday and remembered in the eternities to come. We won’t have to hang our heads in shame at what we so sadistically and cruelly did to our Saviour. Once confessed there is a flash of flames in Calvary’s fires and they have been converted into nothing. When satan brings them back up look quietly back at him and say ‘ Is that really the best that you can do?  We must indeed be scrapping the bottom of the barrel!’.   Those unintentional sins where we didn’t know or forgot or were deceived are remembered in the eternities to come. They  were the sin offering part of Calvary, were taken outside of the city and burnt. They are a part of that wonderful robe that Jesus wove for us. The rules and ceremonies regarding this part of the ceremony are obsolete. They produced offal which was a criterion we looked forward to being dealt with, it has been dealt with, they have been expunged and paid for in full. they are gone. The sins and the offal were part of Calvary’s tree but the rules themselves along with the three hundred or whatever number I am about to deal with, like all of God’s instructions are perfect and pass on as the fat from the gut into the burnt offering. They were there to prevent these unintentional sins and had the people read them they would not be able to say; ‘ I was deceived or I didn’t know or I forgot’. We still have the fat from the liver and kidneys to account for.

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Not only was the fat from these organs passed onto the daily sacrifice of today and the eternities to come but so was the blood but in what seems to be a two stage process like in our bodies. It gives life but it also carries waste away, or the atonement of sins.

Without the sin offering the Day of Atonement ceremony could not take place. It carried away the sins from the Most Holy Place, the Holy Place and the altar. It even removed the stench that our intentional sins brought in by us into these Holy areas. The ceremony could not begin until the area where it was going to take place had been cleansed to the satisfaction of God`, only then could the scapegoat be brought in. Once the intentional sins of the people were passed onto this scapegoat and it was led into the desert all sin had been removed  only then could the burnt offering be made; it symbolised Jesus’s perfect obedience to  God  including fulfilling these 300 odd rules in the Old Testament. The fat from these three organs was transferred and offered to God as being complete. It is still the blood line that is incomplete and may have to wait until we learn the rules from the Book of Hebrews.

Jesus Christ was not only the burnt offering but the sin offering as well, from which the atoning blood was obtained as you would expect; atonement- blood-sin. A tiny amount of this blood drove the sins away from the altar where the burnt offering was going to be made, making it acceptable to God. The rest of this blood was poured at the base of the altar where it flowed in a channel to the wing of the temple where Daniel tells us Jesus hung above. The problem we have is when that soldier thrust his spear that gush of water and blood that occurred was not in the temple but outside of the city. This blood may well become life giving blood once it has performed its carrying away of the waste products of sin; its atonement function. And against all this we have the blood of the burnt sacrifice, Jesus as in perfection being thrown against the sides of the altar.

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As the burnt offering was symbolic of Jesus Christ it should have presented as it was, in total. But certain parts had come into contact with sinful humanity and had to be washed with water first, particularly the legs. His body was broken up because we broke it up and crushed it. The burnt offering blood could not be used for atonement  as there was no sin left to atone for, so this blood could only be life giving blood, the life of Jesus Christ is the life being offered!  The connection between that gush of water and blood and the atoning blood that flowed through that channel some hundreds of meters away it is to be made.

The role of the ten commandments is the major theme of the gospels and epistles, particularly the Book of Romans. It is an absurdity to claim you are one with Christ who has just presented His perfect life of obedience to God and yet willfully go on sinning. At baptism you die to sin so how can you go on freely sinning? ( you haven’t died and you are not one with Jesus could be a possible answer)

The question of the blood I hope will continually arise. The burnt offering blood is gone, it it presented by us in our daily sacrifice as the life and life giving blood of our Lord. The atoning blood we only have the start and the end of. It has been through the hell’s fires of Calvary’s tree, but it is held for another hour by Jesus in His body before He allowed it to be poured out over the ground and then continued to hang over it for more than an hour. We also know the start of it. It came from the very beginning of the Day of Atonement ceremony and without it the ceremony could not begin. Once it had cleansed the whole area it was poured out but only making contact with the base of the cross.It is sin cleansing blood, it is atonement blood. Nearly four thousand of history will prove that Jesus did not make one mistake on the cross; everyone who should be in Heaven will be in Heaven so if that is one of the purposes of this blood on the ground it is purely hypothetical.

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It will be required by us to wash our robes of righteousness and make them white. They were in contact with sinful planet earth and will need to be washed white before entry into Heaven. But its final application will be when Jesus personally applies it to our foreheads. then truly His name will be on our foreheads and we will see His face!

This last blog and the very first one started with the question; how can someone who is so very sure of going to Heaven finish up in hell? And so many of them. Half of the woken church of the Great Tribulation. To say I was shocked when Jesus left me behind after His second coming and took the other man who was working in the field with me would be the understatement of the ages! If it wasn’t for the prayers and efforts of my tribe  and family in Heaven I would never have got myself back together. It was their prayers of intercession that passed through the hands of the angel standing at the altar that were responsible of waking me up and trying to do something about it, and I had plenty of time, in fact 1,260 years of it.

What took a lot of the shock off was that deep down I already knew there was something wrong and when I finally woke up it was painfully obvious that my lamp was about to extinguish, I desperately needed the good oil. Even when I was asleep the Holy Spirit kept chipping away at my conscience but I kept telling Him I was alright; ‘ I am rich, I have acquired wealth and I do not need a thing! ‘ His reply was monotonous, like a needle stuck in a grove’ You do not realise that you you are wretched, pitiful, poor blind and naked I counsel you to buy from me……’ Being luke  warm was the whole problem. Not that I didn’t spend much time in doing good. Just look up my record of how many little old ladies I helped cross busy streets. Busy implies there has to be casualties and casualties there were. Have you tried to herd a flock of little old ladies across a busy road?

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They may be old and senile but try to get them to get a few multiple crossings out of them just to bring your stats up and you will soon see the nasty nature of humanity. For those having such problems with these unappreciative old people I have come up with at least a partial solution. I have two lightweight carbon hand railing systems on wheels. One on each side of the road and the must have elbows on each end. You line them up in front of the railing and when you get your quota you start pushing them across the road. Even if some of them can see the same railing waiting for them on the other side, its bad luck! The elbows prevent them from escaping around the edges. When you get them over the other side you quickly whip around behind the waiting rail and even the gentlest push turns them all around. Trip two begins! Now they are totally enclosed and cannot do a runner on you at the other end! Unfortunately all good things must end and when their protestations reach a loud enough volume and the constabulary get involved you must bid them a sad farewell!   Heaven must be well pleased when they look at my stats!

Actually Heaven does count the number of little old ladies you have helped to cross those busy streets, or the number of words you have typed into your blog or the number of children you have taught in your Scripture lessons or anything else you count as contributing to your salvation and records them as serious blasphemy. You are putting your filthy rags on the same plane as the precious blood of Jesus which alone is responsible for your salvation. How dare you!

The depth of the evil, of the animosity of the 144,000 foolish virgins and by extension to those 700 million who died rather than receive the mark of the beast to God and Jesus Christ is displayed by what happens at the third angel’s message. The battle of the harvest, of the living, of the beast is about to begin. As this is the battle for his life the beast cannot afford to have one desertion. Even one desertion in a hard fought battle could swing the result.

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That is what happened on Good Friday and he is not going to allow it to happen now under any circumstance. Everybody in this army must be marked with the mark of the beast. When things get difficult the deserters will call ‘ where else do we have to go but to you o beast!’ To be so thorough in his marking he must suspect something. It certainly is not going as easy as it was at the second coming. Here possibly more than a billion Christians were slaughtered without even raising a finger in defence! The beast out of the sea might even suspect that its better half, the beast out of earth might rise up in rebellion, which it does. It is under these circumstances that the third angel delivers his message.

The offer is specifically ‘ blessed are they who die in the name of the Lord’. In other words you are going to die, whether the beast kills you because you are refusing to accept his mark and you die with my seal still on your forehead  that I gave you almost 1,800 years ago or you place his mark over my seal and march with him in the battle against the rider of the white horse with the inevitable result. You die by the hand of God. What bigger blessing could there be than for Jesus to die for you for your intentional sins in hell? He has already died for everyone’s unintentional sins and now He wants to add the intentional sins of those foolish virgins! The option of going to Heaven is not available as the door of mercy closed some 490 years ago. The depth of their animosity is great indeed and heaven has rightly judged them as evil. They would prefer to go to hell than die in the name of the Lord. It would be hard to add anything to that depth of evil.

Which category are you in? Which category am I in?  Do we hold onto anything that if given to Jesus He could not improve on by placing it in the fires of hell that raged on Mount Calvary on Good Friday. There doesn’t have to be ten or even five of them. only the one will do. Is there anything that you just can’t accept from His Word?  Not what you can’t understand but what you can’t accept? You are sure that when you explain your position to the Lord personally that He will acknowledge your position and change His. The Bible [ ***.***] rightly labels you as a Laodicean.

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Some time ago I decided to write up my views even though they were based on one word; wing, of the temple. I have found it to be a fascinating journey even though there are still many points in the jigsaw to be joined. Rather than being discouraged in my conquest to look through one of those pearly gates into the New Jerusalem I am more encouraged to do so. I pray that our second journey through Daniel ( 9:24-27) will bring us closer to that aim. It has a number of themes we are studying, the most important being the ‘ wing of the temple’.

DANIEL CHAPTER NINE

Verse 24;  ‘ Seventy “sevens” are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, , to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy’.

A burst of excitement ran through the veins when I saw ‘ your holy city’. I just hope that that is the one in front of which I am now standing and trying to enter, the New Jerusalem. What are its earthly counterparts?  Your people on earth are ten virgins who fall asleep but in heaven there are only five and they are wise and they never will sleep. Heaven showed great concern for that Heavenly lot, even built them an apartment up there but what about us on earth? It can’t mean just Jerusalem because we are a world wide church. So we are supposed to take refuge in our church on earth. Earth’s holy city is the world wide church.

Another burst of excitement was seventy ‘sevens’ or 490 and I have been using 500 years approx. On earth that skipped straight past the cross of Good Friday and went 1,260 days past it onto what I take as the stoning of Stephen. The Christian church is no longer protected and persecution breaks out.

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There is a break in the wall of water and satan tries to wash away the early church. He lunges at its jugular but the earth absorbs the water and does not allow the church to be carried away. The early church was protected in its initial 1,260 days after they entered in life’s Jordan River under the guidance of a man and when they got far enough into the river to see the man in white above the waters on the other side, then there was no turning back but just mumbling, grumbling, stumbling  and fumbling our way towards Him. The closer we get the more clearly we should see Him but with every stumble we can call out and expect His help, especially the one with our last breaths.

Satan’s final lunge was at both mother and child; the Jewish and Christian Churchs. The mother of the Christian Church was the Jewish Church, it was they who had the Old Testament which is the bases of the New Testament. When that did not work he set to helping the Jews to destroy the Christians. As the Jews were only doing his work he did not attack them any further but only concentrated on Christians. He shouldn’t have got mad with the Jews as they were only doing his work but the problem was the more the Jews attacked the Christians the more converts resulted.

The six consequences of Good Friday have dual fulfillment, one in the old earth and one in the New Earth. I am going to symbolise the Christian Church on planet  earth as the Old Jerusalem and the new city with walls that are 2,200 kilometers high as the New Jerusalem which is its actual name. Jesus correctly called ‘ it is finished’ at 3 pm on Good Friday but Heaven considered  it finished when the Christian Church had been established ie when they got far enough into the river Jordan to see the man in white on the other side. Comparing the Old and New Jerusalems;

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Parallelisms 1 and six. Finish transgression and to anoint  the Most Holy. I find it hard to relate these two to us on earth. Satan may have got kicked out of Heaven but he only doubled his efforts of transgression on earth. Jesus would have anointed the Most Holy on His return at three o’clock on Good Friday. The New Jerusalem is far clearer. We are specifically told that those people who do those bad things are excluded, in Fact they cease to exist. We are anointed by the blood of Jesus and we do move into the Most Holy Place to be in the direct presence of God.

Parallelisms 2 and 5. To put an end to sin and to seal up vision and prophecy. Calvary’s tree certainly put an end to sin as far as Heaven was concerned. Every intentional sin and all unintentional sins had been paid for. What is the significance of putting a seal on vision and prophecy? For the first half of human history mankind looked forward to and had visions of the impossible; God could never, would never send His only Begotten Son the earth to bear humanity’s sins die on a cross and rejoin humanity to divinity. When that actually did happen  prophecy and vision of Good Friday turned to the consummation of this event. As this event is about to happen in Heaven now all prophecy and vision will cease. They have happened, they have been fulfilled, fully and every sense of the word.

Parallelisms 3 and 4. To atone for wickedness  and bring in everlasting righteousness.  Jesus certainly did atone for the wickedness of the saints but the atonement for the wicked will not be complete until the fires of hell are extinguished which are the times being referred to now. When that happens  we will truly be able to say ‘ bring in everlasting righteousness’. Calvary’s tree occurred halfway through created time which as far as Jesus was concerned allowed Him to cry ‘It is finished’. It was only at the end of created time that the rock broke up and pulverised that statue of evil and cast the fine powder to the wind. All six of the parallelisms were fully met  at the end of the seventy  ‘sevens’.

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verse 25; ‘Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One , the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘ sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens’. It will be rebuilt with a trench but in times of trouble’.

This passage and its application to Solomon’s Temple and its Babylonian destruction has already been discussed. Satan may think he has a major victory by muddying the waters surrounding these events and losing and confusing documentation relating these events. But he has only done what God allowed him to do and when the time is exactly right God will allow these documents to be found. We will actually see the original decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, we will count 49 years on to the ceremony commemorating this event; then we will count another seven lots of sixty two, 434 years when Jesus the ruler begins His ministry, three and a half to the cross  and three and a half to the church seeing the man in white in their crossing of life’s Jordan. For illustrative purposes only ( I don’t know) but say this document was dated  453 BC. To this date we add 7*7 or 49 years until the temple is rebuilt. That brings us to 404 BC. Now we add 7*62 or 434 years which brings us 30 AD the start of the Lord’s ministry. Half of the remaining seven, 33 AD is Good Friday and in 37 AD the church is allowed to stand on her own feet! Believing the dates without documentation is faith and trust that are so essential to our faith.

Daniel would not have had any problems predicting  600 years ahead of time as he predicted well  over 4,000 years ahead of time and which we are about to begin studying, now beginning with the second coming and ending with the fourth coming. It seems unbelievable that Events like the two last battles which are given six different names between them; living and dead, harvest and grapes and beast and satan, should not have a fuller description of them. They do.

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It is not speculation to say that Jerusalem will be destroyed at the second coming of our Lord. In fact we are told the area that the abomination will concentrate on to bring its desolation on. With no satan around it will be the beast who decides on the formalities of rebuilding and finally issue a decree for the rebuilding of Jerusalem. It could well take 7*7 or 49 years. The rest of the 490 years is not relevant as the world is in its millennium, most peaceful and prosperous thousand years of its existence.

The next big event is the end of the millennium when ten major events occur to shatter that peace and prosperity. In Heaven the start is denoted as the prayers of the saints being returned to their golden censor and being hurled back to earth. With no protection in Heaven now from God’s wrath the trumpets are sounded in order. Satan is released along with all his cohorts who have been bound since creation and immediately begins playing his spiteful games of pitting people against people and nation against nation.  With the resurrection of the wicked dead the population  of the earth doubles overnight. Before there was peace and plenty and now there is war and starvation.  Life for those who have just lived through the Millennium changes from heaven to hell in an instant.

The worst aspect however are these crazed horseman. They are selective in whom they kill. They only kill the living, they do not touch the risen dead. The risen dead in fact cannot be touched as they have already been through one death and they only have one more to go; their second death which will be in hell. The chances are these horsemen will kill all the living or upset the balance so badly the risen wicked dead will take over. These are hard times indeed for all. Now Scripture starts to give us some details of what occurs at the third coming and from which Daniel verses 24 onwards begin their story.

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Before beginning to look at these problems just an obvious problem first. By putting in the firm time of 490 years not only defines the second coming but it apparently puts it at about 2,150 years after the cross which even if you have the slightest inking about the evil taking place now, you would realise that that wave of evil is near its peak now and that is the indication that the second coming is also near now.  It can not continue to build for more than a century, the earth simply could not handle it! That 2,150 is derived as follows [ created time is 7,777 years, 7 months, 7 days and 7 hours. Ignoring the months and working only roughly with years, this would put the center of created time at 3,889 years ‘from the beginning’ . After therefore we would need; 2150 + 1,260 + 490 = 3,900 years approx. Or 2,150 years to the second coming + 1,260 years to the third coming and 490 years until the fourth coming, very approximately. But the problem here is the timing of the decree to rebuild the temple/ city.  Well actually the temple in question at the third coming was not destroyed, only the city was. The Heavenly city/temple that is also involved, the New Jerusalem had not yet been built or if it had was on another parallel universe some where else.

The answer maybe similar to that involving Solomon’s Temple. The decree to rebuild did not go out immediately. In fact the temple lay desolate for the seventy years that God’s people were in exile. Even after that exile the decree was not formulated for about another eighty years or a total of 150 years.

Evil was very well organised at the second coming and it would not have a long time to formulate a decree to rebuild the temple and city. This was not the case by the third coming and it could well have taken up a hundred years to get started. Revelation (11:13) tells us ‘ And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; and seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven’. If this earthquake was actually an abyss that formed around the temple and swallowed up 7,000 people then this would make the trench in the new city very relevant.

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They tried to fill it up but gave up leaving it as a trench. The walls around the city are essential also as it is around these walls that satan’s troops, the living dead will firstly gather before making their assault.

The earthly decree to rebuild is of relevance but not as much as the Heavenly decree. Why and where does Heaven announce  the arrival of the New Jerusalem? More particularly why does it take 120 or 150 years to make the announcement?  Could it be that it couldn’t do it, and there was no point in trying! We are given a sample of our heartfelt prayers and gratitude when our Jesus returns from His third coming. We are just so thrilled to have Him back with us and there is now no possibility that He will never leave us again that we really couldn’t care whether there was one or a hundred New Jerusalems on their way. We are just so thrilled to have Him back! All else is naught!  But the decree is given and we begin our final wait of seven ‘sevens’. These times ahead are times of trouble, but the ruler will come and this will be for the last time. All six parallelisms will be fulfilled! A few significant points.

Jerusalem at this time will be called Sodom and Egypt. It was here that the two witnesses lay dead. Amongst other things Sodom was known for its sexual perversion and that it was destroyed by fire. Egypt was known as a fountain of evil from which Jesus came to extract His People. Both events relevant when the ruler of the people comes. With the great significance of these events on the bowls  they should have been included in the previous precise of Chapters 15 to 22, but I was unaware of this connection. Another run through these chapters with these events of Daniel in mind should  result in much more meaningful interpretations.

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Verse 26; ‘ After sixty two ‘ sevens’, the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come  will destroy the city and the sanctuary .The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed’.

If you are lost you may as well be hopelessly lost.

Verse 27; ‘  He will confirm a covenant with many for one’ seven.’  In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him’.

Well we asked many questions and the answers have been given. But what do they mean? The strands we have been following are;

1; At the end of these seventy ‘sevens’ ( I will call 490 or 7*70 and at this stage can only address them as years and hours. Particularly the last seven is split into three and a half years before the cross and three and a half years after the cross. The hours are the seven hours Jesus spent on the cross, during which He was alive for six of them.)  Jesus does not call ‘it is finished’ , but the end is decreed, all evil is non existent and ‘ your people and your holy city’ can now exist in perfection.

2; We have followed the scapegoat around for almost 500 years and the man would not have returned to the temple for the conclusion of the service  unless this scapegoat had been dealt with adequately. He still may have to gather the offal and take it outside of the city to burn it but the center piece of the Day of Atonement sacrifice is ready to begin; the burnt offering.

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3; Battles lasting to end is one of the questions we asked to be given details about particularly in relation to the history of the churches. There should only be one battle because this abomination that causes desolation was soundly defeated on Good Friday; broken up, ground and thrown into the furnace. We are now shown why Jesus rescued this horrible thing out of the fires even though He knew it was going to play such havoc with His people at the second coming and even now as we watch on.This was the battle to reclaim Jerusalem as Egypt and would not even have been on the menu now had God not rescued the beast out of those flames. But the main game here is satan; the battle to reclaim Jerusalem as Sodom.

It all goes back to a five way conversation in the Book of Genesis, and you don’t have to think for long to realise this is the foundation of our Christian faith. You wouldn’t buy into a building of unknown foundations neither should you buy into a faith or religion of unknown foundations. And the storm we are about to experience in our building will only stand because these foundations are so solid. The conversation was; (1) God spoke to (2) Eve and told her that her (3) offspring, Jesus Christ would crush the head of (4) satan. Unfortunately that was not the end of the sentence ‘ AND HE WILL CRUSH HIS HEEL’  This is not going to be a point the finger at and a high voltage spark will vaporise satan. He may have been thrown out of Heaven at creation ( position ) but he did bring a third of the angels with him; he did lose his place in Heaven on Good Friday but he did put a real fight to retain it  ( Biblical euphemism ‘ was not strong enough’ ) , but this last battle is not about place or position, it is about survival, and put up  a fight he does!

4;We have followed the blood stream from the Day of Atonement  and Calvary and still have a kilometer between them. ( assuming it is 1,000 meters from the temple to the cross outside of the city)  Much can be given to one who has nothing.

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The Book of Revelation has never been closed . Saints through the ages have been able to draw comfort about the Sovereignty of God in proportion to their ability to assimilate this precious food. No point feeding something to someone who does not have the enzymes to digest it with; another error, another contradiction, another misspelling! Pearl before swine! After all they understand everything else except this verse!

The Book of Daniel has been closed. There was no point releasing information which was of critical value to those living in last days, satan would have just trashed it like he has with the Word of God now. We can also keep guessing  until the cows come home about what those seven thunders spoke in Revelation 6. But it is different about last of last day events, firstly the second coming and now the fourth coming.

The waters we are about to enter are uncharted waters. They should not be, verse 24 is, has been and will continue be ‘  Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and YOUR HOLY CITY to finish……..’. but for whatever reason I missed the connection that it was; connecting Jerusalem as Egypt to Jerusalem as Sodom. Got the first part of the connection, the Egypt bit that Good Friday was Egypt where Jesus came to rescue His people from Egyptian slavery and the kill the Pharaoh’s first born son to reclaim the earth as His rightful inheritance of earth but unfortunately that was not the end of evil, it was only its half way point. The other half is still to come, Jerusalem as Sodom. Evil still has to defeated and it still has to be burnt into nonexistence by fire. Only then will ‘transgression finish, put an end to sin……’. So it is now the second part of the history of evil we begin to follow being careful to apply the admonitions of Scripture. Not so serious if we miss things, we will not be given as much fruit from the tree of life. It is the additions to Scripture which have the serious consequences, they lead to exclusion from Heaven. Additions initially lead to exclusions but then additions to the plagues we suffer!

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The issues here are so similar and so serious that initially I am going to label Good Friday ( Egypt) as Cross version one or 4000 year model and Good Friday ( Sodom) as cross version two or 8000 years after creation model  and using Scripture pick my way between similarities and differences between them.  Initially I will allocate  the first coming or 4000 year model as 100% and the 8000 year model as 10%. On His cross on Good Friday  Jesus gave all He had. His last breath was the last He had in Him, his pain at a maximum, His desolation complete He was totally crushed and destroyed. 100%. Thins could not get worse! In His 8000 year version only his heel was crushed by Satan (10%) and it was satan who had his head crushed. It is these two events that I want to compare but only the 8000 year version 10% can increase or decease; become more or less acute. Theoretically therefor it can build up to 100% that level of the first Calvary’s tree or 0% just a benign event without our Lord experiencing any discomfort. One thing we can be sure of is that it is going to be done God’s way and to His level of perfection. Good Friday was not sorted out by a bolt of lightning from the sky and neither will this.

As these verses are about ‘ war will continue until the end’, the last two battles of history we must revise again what Scripture has said about these battles before we can apply them in their last seven years of time. The ones I know about come from Revelation chapters 14,16,17,19 and 20.

Revelation  chapter 14

The Harvest of the Earth; verse 14; ‘ I looked , and there me was a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one “like the son of man” with a crown of gold on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand.’

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10% becomes 9%. On any number of grounds this battle of the harvest is a sideshow at best. It is against the abomination that caused all that desolation at the second coming and is still trying to do the same thing at the fourth coming. It was defeated, totally routed then and is only here by the grace of God. Jesus is not hanging this time but sitting  and is not surrounded by a cesspit of evil, hate and ignorance as He was on earth’s Good Friday. He is on a cloud surrounded by white Heavenly adoring and worshiping  host. They hold their breaths as their questions of “why?” are answered. He only appears as ‘ like the son of man’  to that abomination and its evil army but to Heaven He is the Son of Man with a gold crown.  The sharp sickle indicates the battle will be very short, multiple blows will not be required.

Verse 15; ‘ Then another angel came out of the temple and called in a loud voice to him who was sitting on the cloud ” Take your sickle and reap, because the time to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.” ‘

Heaven never abandoned Jesus on that cross. The gravity and multitude of our sins made it look so and this apparent abandonment was what finally  broke Jesus down. 100 %. here however Jesus is in contact with Heaven and is taking orders from Heaven. The saints in Heaven are in tune with God and do not need a loud voice, this is for the benefit of the participants in the battle of earth. Jesus has been ready for this moment for a time but only now picks up His sharp sickle. The time to reap has come after the final rejection by the foolish virgins of the offer of the third angel. The harvest has been given a long time to ripen, in fact around 1,780 years!  [ another angel; which one?

Verse 16; ‘ So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested’.

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If what I maintain is correct, that this is the same battle as the rider of the white horse then His armies are with Him. It was His battle on Good Friday and if the parallels hold this battle is also on Good Friday, just before our entry into the New Heavens. It was Jesus’s battle alone in the 4000 year version and it is His battle alone in the 8000 years version. One difference being the saints as spectators. The harvest is a living , ripening harvest. It is the battle of the living and there is no indication here that they fight back and bruise the heel of Jesus. This is only a continuation of the 4000 year Good Friday and Jesus has already called’ it is finished’ !. Jerusalem’s title of ” Jerusalem-Egypt” was finished. The only reason that Jesus’s call was premature if He had missed one person, one sin at the time of His call. He had not and ‘it was finished!’  Jesus had rescued all His people from Egyptian slavery and reclaimed His inheritance. Now the vexing question of the crushing of the head of satan by an offspring of Eve and He having His foot crushed in return. Had Jesus missed one person, one sin then the 10 % would have reverted back to 100%. Hell all over again!

Verse 17; ‘ Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle’.

All these angels! As the temple is still in Heaven at this stage it had seven angels there. These beings are angels, not creatures. Jesus was the angel Who came down to collect His saints at the second coming, He was the angel Who stood at the altar of Heaven and through Whose hands all prayers passed, It was Jesus as an angel who has just slain the beast and his armies of the harvest, He was allowed mighty angel at the third coming because He was not in contact with people, He was in the temple and his to olive trees did the witnessing and now He comes down with a totally different role, the seed of Eve and therefore another angel. He came from God’s presence, the temple and He had one function to perform for which He brought His sharp sickle.

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Verse 18;’  Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, came from the altar, and called in a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, ” Take your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine, because the grapes are ripe” ‘.

The battle of changing Jerusalem- Sodom is about to begin. The angel who led the previous battle of the harvest has singularly defeated the Canaanites as they tried to block the journey of the newly wedded couple into the promised land. After the victory he rejoins his adoring bride and they march onto the promised, but there is, I don’t think it is correct to say “unexpected” problem. Surely the bride realises that the bridegroom has left her side as he has some unfinished business. Unexpected is not the correct word as this problem and solution to it were announced by God almost 8000 years ago. So this is now an angel, as in the seed of Eve and not  a mighty angel whose presence would vaporise away any evil. This is Calvary’s tree, 8000 or version two; satan and the seed.

If I were asked to write a piece on the angel at the altar in Revelation 8 or the angel of chapter 20 who came to get his people I would not have any problems in doing so. Not so for these two angels of verses 17 and 18. You see the question I need answered is ‘ when Jesus called ” it is finished”  on Good Friday I know it included all of Jerusalem – Egypt but was some of Jerusalem – Sodom included in that call’? It determines how Daniel (9:24-27) are answered.

The story of Jerusalem-Egypt has been told many times before. Its earthly step was first celebrated in Egypt as the Passover. The blood of the Passover lamb was the difference between death and life but it only concerned the first born, particularly the one whose inheritance was Egypt. Pharaoh’s son.

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The events to which the Passover pointed to were carried out on Mount Calvary on Good Friday. When Jesus called ” JK he is mine!” it was the beast, Pharaoh’s son who replied ” Mine and over my dead body!”  His wish was granted and Jesus paid the price to buy JK out of all that quagmire of sin JK was in and He paid it  in full.  Jk now belongs to Jesus and eagerly awaits for his master to come and take him back to Heaven with Him. JK is confident that Jesus knew what requirements God required and that He met them all. And He did so for anyone who wanted to be one of His. The respondent here was not satan but the beast. Its feet were broken, crushed and thrown into hell’s fires. It was an automatic process once the feet had been removed for the rest of that evil edifice to fall over and be broken up. It did not fall,  remained upright by Divine decree and its feet, symbolised by the fourth head were restored. Daniel’s statue of evil had been restored and very quickly otherwise those crushed feet would have been consumed by the fires of hell.

So there is the summary of the Jerusalem- Egypt issue. It was finished on Good Friday (4000) and is described by Daniel (9:24-27).  All that has to be done now is to withdraw the Divine support of the feet, they are already ground,  allow the statue to crash onto the ground, grind it into a powder and throw it into the wind! That is the end of the sin issue for the living, now what about the dead? Is that the same as the grapes! : reap grapes, let them fall onto the ground, gather them, put them into a press and throw the blood into the river!  We have arrived at the heart of the Jerusalem- Sodom issue, the sins of the wicked. The sins and destinies of the saints was settled, they have chosen and left Egypt. But most chose to stay.

The sin problem for the wicked is the same as the sin problem for the saints; it is split into intentional and unintentional.

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The question is re asked; Did Jesus suffer for the unintentional sins of the wicked on Good Friday (4000)?  Was this day purely Egypt and God’s saints or did it involve a part of Sodom as well, the unintentional sins of the wicked.? Was satan at least partly involved and that is why he was chucked out of Heaven at 3 o’clock? The adjective ‘ sharp’ is used four times. It is not possible for anyone, including satan to close the door of mercy accidentally, unintentionally on themselves. It has to be done intentionally. Just because Jesus decided to suffer for the unintentional sins of the wicked in the year 4,000 and this would prevent Him from having to do so in 8,000 would not drag satan into the conflict and close the door of mercy in Heaven on him. The door of mercy in Heaven closed because of satan’s intentional sin and it was the same one that closed the door of mercy on all humanity; satan gloated at Jesus’s misery on the cross just like the inhabitants of the earth gloated when they had killed Jesus’s two witnesses. And it will close on me and thee unless we repent.

If Jesus had suffered for the unintentional sins of the wicked there would nothing left for Him to suffer now. The wicked will suffer for their ow intentional sins. Also if He did do this at the 4,000 year mark then His heel would not have been bruised by Satan, he wasn’t there. It is time to at least start putting labels on certain events; The big picture is that the redeemed are standing in front of their Holy City ready to enter. The timetable in front of them was; 7 lots of seven plus 62 lots of seven plus one lot of seven or a total of 490 years. This last lot of seven is of particular interest, at the end of it it is all over. In the events of 4000 the end of that final seven years or since the start of Jesus’s public ministry or 3 1/2 years since Good Friday His people had established His Church which could stand on its own feet, the earthly version of the New Jerusalem. Its Heavenly equivalent now this new city has to able to stand for the eternities to come on its own feet but will only be able to do so in  the total absence of sin; every trace of both intentional and unintentional from every source.

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So here are the saints standing now knowing that every trace of their own sin was removed on Good Friday ( 4000). They have just seen the last remnants, the tidying up of Calvary taken place. Jerusalem-Egypt is no longer an issue but the problem in front of them is large indeed; very few chose to accept Jesus’s invitation of Good Friday. They have seen the harvest ripen, earth’s final rejection of the Holy Spirit and Jesus swung His sharp sickle from the cloud. This was a particularly significant event for the saints as it was this beast that had caused their slaughter some 2000 years ago. So this battle has achieved one thing; all the living have now experienced their first death and may now be resurrected, Judged and thrown into hell, which is called the second death.

We now move onto the ripe grapes. At this stage I think the ripening of evil on earth is the destruction by satan’s armies of Jerusalem., but it could also be the fact that all the living have now died and can now be subjected to a second death. Heaven’s response is devastating;  Verses 19, 20

‘ The angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathering its grapes and threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath. They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia’.

I have always been confused about those very last day events. In verse 18 we are told of the angel from the altar who is in charge of the fire. Aha! I know! He will split the fire and take some of the coals outside of the city where Jesus Christ burnt up Unintentional sin on the cross and the remaining fires within the camp will present those unintentional sins as they should have been obeyed in the burnt offering. The waiting saints are now presented with the final picture of all hell, including those who have recently fallen in the battle of the harvest. All evil people, the grapes, are killed, ( by the sharp sickle) are gathered from where they fall, and thrown into the great winepress of God’s wrath ( hell, but only for intentional sin ), they are trampled ( God’s wrath and justice is fulfilled), outside the city ( could it be that far out where the scapegoat was destroyed?)

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It that all that has to happen before the New Jerusalem comes down from the Heavens and the redeemed enter?  Do they accept that the blood, which carries life once separated from the body proves that all the evil are now dead? Isn’t this evil blood so they will have to wait until Peter’s fires consume the old world in total before their city can materialise?

Are things really that complicated or are they as simple as; evil within and evil without, the beast or satan, the living and the dead, the battle of the harvest or the battle of the grapes, Heaven or hell, Egypt or Sodom? We are all born with evil within and in an evil environment, we should all go to hell. By the grace of Jesus Christ we have been given an alternative. Sell Jesus that evil nature, let Him take it and refine it through the fires of Calvary’s tree, become one with Him and allow His sinless nature to become one with us. It doesn’t matter how you die you will be arisen into a sinless environment, Heaven. If you choose to keep your sinful nature and die in it you will be arisen into a sinful environment, hell. So here we have our two battles.

The Biblical history of the living is quite simple and related to that flash in the sky which is associated with the second coming of our Lord. There maybe 7.2 billion people alive at this instant but Heaven’s concerns are focused on the 144,000 foolish virgins and 144,000 wise virgins who go to heaven with Jesus.  That could be in the order of one for every 100,000 people who have been born. A very small fraction indeed. The rest of those living people can take advantage of the favors which are now going to be extended to these foolish virgins, but as they are stained by the blood of the Great Tribulation, worse still they approved of these murders they choose not to take these advantages. So after a checkered history of some 1,780 years this lot arrives at the battle of the beast.The triggering mechanism for this battle is the final rejection of the third angels message.  This is the completion of the Jerusalem – Egypt event that began on Good Friday almost 2,000 years ago.

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Jesus does not appear to sustain any injury in this event; He was right when He called ‘ it is finished’ way back almost 2,000 years ago. Everyone of the living is now dead, they have suffered their first death and  and next will be resurrected only to suffer their second , in hell. So out of the 7.2 billion alive at the second coming only 144,000 go to Heaven, all the rest go to hell. As this was a part of Calvary’s tree (2000) , admittedly the very back end of it, what were the saints supposed to get out of watching their leader, the rider of the white horse defeat the abomination that caused desolation and all those who took part in and approved of our murder?  We certainly don’t get any satisfaction out of seeing this, we certainly do not gloat! We see God’s justice in action but then again that exact justice should have killed us also. We see why this did not happen; because we are one with Christ and as such our credentials have not nor can they be challenged. We see another evil disappear leaving fewer now to the end of evil and our interruption free existence with our Lord. We see the reasons why He allowed our murders. We see the end of the Jerusalem- Egypt events and now look to final events. I am unaware whether we know of what is going to happen and anyway we don’t care; Jesus will do it in the right way and at the right time as He always has! I wonder if our attitude would be so blase  if we knew that our Master was going to have His heel bruised by satan in the following battle. What is important to realise that Good Friday (4000)  was not meant to be end of all evil. that had to be left to Jerusalem- Sodom.

The history of the dead, say 7.0 billion is a little more complicated. Because they have already been through their first death they cannot die until they are thrown into hell, the second death almost 2,000 years away. Their fate was already determined at death; they had died one with Christ in His purity to be resurrected with the righteous at the start of the millennium and went to heaven or they fell asleep in an evil environment only to wake up in that environment with the wicked. Many were righteous at the Lord’s second coming and they are the ones standing around now and watching.

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It has been stated many times now that all those who died rather than receive the mark of the beast and resurrected with the wicked now are only a distraction. To die with the mark of the beast is one wrong but not to accept God’s Holy decrees and want to change them is evil on a far higher level. That is shown by the fact that when Jesus offered to take their place in hell they refused! The history of the evil has been followed to this point when within an hour their numbers almost double; they are joined by the dead from the battle of the white horse rider. Chapter 14 just presents the results of what ultimately happens to all these dead. But we need some details of the events  between these two points in time. We know that satan has to be in control because he is the only one left; by default. And we know that the evil have intentional sins, for which they will suffer and unintentional sins for which Jesus will suffer. Where there is no law there is no sin.

But where does satan fit into all this? How can he bruise Jesus’s heel? Does Jesus have a weakness which satan can take advantage of? Out of all sins the majority will fall on satan. Very few if any will he be able to claim as unintentional, they are all intentional. When satan was thrown out of Heaven during the creation period he put up a big fight. He did not deliver but one scratch to Jesus Who was throwing him out. The fight on Good Friday was far more intense yet Jesus did not sustain the slightest injury. This time round it is satan’s fight for existence and even if he puts a fight millions or even billions of times better than he did in his previous two efforts he will not be able to deliver even the slightest of injuries on Jesus, let alone go as far as bruising His heel. The injuries to Jesus’s heel occur via His creation. The wicked will suffer for their own intentional sins but Jesus will for their unintentional sins. By causing His creation to sin against Him satan is incurring injury to Jesus Who is going to have to pay for these sins sooner or later.

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It is Scripture that places the relative suffering for sin. For the unintentional sin of all those  evil people, an overwhelming majority of the population, and all those unintentional sins many initiated by satan for the entire history of this planet the suffering that Jesus goes through is compared to the bruising of a heel. It was the intentional sin of Good Friday that crushed the life out of our Saviour! Yet many have no problems with intentionally disobeying God! Worse still; Jesus made a mistake by issuing these decrees! No problems when I meet Jesus I will help Him sort things out for the betterment of all! Their place is with the wicked in hell. But where in Scripture are these events described? The fight and destruction of satan, the evil suffering for their intentional sins and Jesus suffering and paying the price of their unintentional sins? We continue our way firstly through Revelation to see what we can glean about the two battles and this final destruction of all sins. Where are the details of when Sodom- Jerusalem becomes the New Jerusalem? Are they similar to when the old Jerusalem became Egypt- Jerusalem.?

This is not a systematic verse by verse study which will have to follow once we have established that we are not barking up the wrong tree. If they are true then the consequences that follow are unimaginable and incalculable and could be the reason why they have been locked up until the end days. I will only open verses that I think are relevant to these events.

Don’t have to go very far, in fact the next verse in chapter 15; last plagues, God’s wrath is completed, His righteous acts have been revealed. Relevant but not relevant enough. It maybe fudging it a bit but I know from Jesus’s life on earth it was in that last seven where a lot of the action happened. That is the only place I am looking. This would bring us to the sixth bowl, make it five just to be sure.

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Verses 10,11; ‘ The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven, because of their pains and sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.’

Because the novelty of the topic is so unrealistic, a second cross, it has been difficult to find what clues am I actually looking for. Everything yet nothing fits. Then I realised that yes the jigsaw puzzle has been thrown out onto the table, but the box from which it was spilled is still here on the table. It has a picture of what the assembled jigsaw looks like, just read Daniel (9:24). … finish transgression, end sin, atonement for iniquity, bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up vision and prophecy and anoint the Most Holy Place… It even has a title on this box  ‘ Your people and your holy city’ . It appears that some of the instructions with it are missing. Had John included what the seven thunders spoke the Book of Revelation may have become a closed book like parts of the Book of Daniel. We do know there is something there and we have not been prevented from speculating, in fact knowing they are there encourages speculation. But seven thunders could be seven lots of seventy and particularly that last block of seven years. The instructions could quite easily have read; ‘ Upon assembly Sodom- Jerusalem is re-titled the New Jerusalem”. It would certainly explain why everything since the seven thunders has been so relevant.

But the journey has to begin somewhere even if that be some arbitrary point like the fifth bowl; the beast and his thrown being thrown into darkness. This beast was certainly highly relevant at the Lord’s second coming, in fact it ran amok there. Its importance here is difficult to judge at this stage because the different versions seem to have different accounts, but when in doubt go back to the first, second and third comings of our Lord,, and each of these it played a critical role.

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In the first coming it was destroyed only to be resuscitated, it was pivotal at the second coming and killed God’s two witnesses at His third coming resulting in the door of mercy being slammed shut on humanity. So we will assume it plays a major role this time around as well.

Since the third coming these battles and the fourth coming of the second cross are mostly heavenly events. The third coming Jesus came down as a mighty angel and did not kill everyone by His Holy presence because He was confined within the temple and His two olive trees represented Him. He can’t do that at the fourth coming because the temple is destroyed. The battle of the rider of the white horse is mostly a heavenly event. Jesus is sitting on a cloud and in constant communication with Heaven. The sharp sickle that He swings is obviously in contact with earth because that it where the abomination that causes desolation and its armies are, but it is still predominately a Heavenly event. Likewise these events which we are trying to study now. Jesus comes as a mighty angel to announce victory over Babylon. There was only minimal contact with earth in these events. They were almost solely put on for the only people who matter; your people, those of eternity.

[ Political/religious comment regarding this beast and harlot of Chapter 17;  September 11, 2001 historical event ( the years of plenty begin in Egypt), September 11, 2008 historical event  ( the years of drought begin in Egypt), September 11, 2015 ( years of slavery began in Egypt, maybe the beast and harlot did meet in the desert on this day where seeds were sown for the soon declaration of emergency in USA preventing Trump from becoming president?]

Back to our beast in darkness and a correct place to start because of the importance of this thing throughout history and a major player in end day events right up to the time it is thrown into hell by the rider of the white horse. When we see beast in Revelation we have to focus on which one; micro or macro and when macro it has two legs, both of which were defeated and thrown into the fires of Good Friday ( one out of the sea and the other out of the earth) and now it has formed an unholy allegiance with the harlot, the relationship between these two is the study of chapter 17.

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I have no problems with labeling the papacy as the harlot as it is the only world wide leader of any religion. The evil associated with this man could be listed in either alphabetical or chronological order. But evils there are many. We have to be careful when comparing feet, horns or heads it depends onto which object they are attached. Following my own advice give a marked difference between where we are at now, the fifth bowl and the second coming, where we are at now. Now. today it is the beast out of the earth, false religion within us, the abomination that will cause the desolation, is about to enforce the image of the beast ( Of the earth as evolution) on us. It is not the harlot, the beast’s external expression of false religion that is going to do this. These two, the beast and the false prophet are about to go through their battle against the rider of the white horse where one will tear the other one to pieces. The beast does not turn on itself and tear its own leg off! Evil within remains as a tight compact unit. This does not exclude a reenactment of the beast and the harlot in the desert on September 11, 2015 but its main application is the cross (8000).

I am just going to have to make a list and hang it in front  out me of what was on the box this jigsaw  puzzle came out of. It has only just been tipped out over the table because it is going to affect people who are alive today if they finish up as one of the Foolish virgins. This is now getting horribly close to the end yet these 144,000 foolish virgins remain and are counted as God’s people right up to the time they receive the mark of the beast. God was not playing charades when He placed His seal on their foreheads. It also has to be added that today’s  harlot does not have to be same harlot in 2,000 years time. But the chances of me or thee being one of those foolish  virgins is rather remote so is it worthwhile pursuing these future events, just leave them in the closed book stage! How could we benefit by learning from these?

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That is indeed a good question. If all the redeemed in Heaven in their sinless, not yet immortal states until their inauguration, wearing Christ’s robe of righteousness are going to need 1,780 years to explain things to them properly and hopefully I will be one of them, then what chance have I got of understanding anything in this short sinful state of mine? I have just worked out that if I am one of those left behind and I continue typing as the current rate until the third coming in 1,260 years time the for every word I have typed up to now I will have typed about two pages. Satan knows Scripture much better than that and could publish books for every word I have typed. He uses this vast knowledge to twist Scripture and throw doubt on the Holy Word. I do not consider it to be a role of mine to answer these distortions even if I know the answer. The few blogs I have seen up to now satan has the same old regurgitations  over and over. With his ability to twist he should be able to come up with at least hundreds if not thousands of errors and inconsistencies so called and not just the few he trots out over and over again. This blog has answered many of those errors so called.

He has asked God and been given permission to test your faith, oh ye who knows everything else but this verse he is quizzing you on now. It has to be a mistake! It can’t be the Word of God!  The Bible as the Word of God is the issue of these events of the second coming. You will not be called foolish because you do not understand but you will be called foolish if you reject it. Yes satan will have much to answer at the time of the fourth coming but your number and mine will be up when that flash of Jesus occurs in the sky. There are times when I am at a great disadvantage in not knowing any  of the Biblical languages but I know all that I have and want to know; Jesus Christ died for me on Good Friday so that I could spend the eternities to come with Him. That is how much He loves me! The bottom line is that if you do not believe in Jesus after reading the miracles in the gospels it would make no difference to you even if another million miracles were recorded.

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The Bible is a complete unit. It records the history of God’s people from their creation right until the time they walk through those pearly gates and even inside them. And as my third year of blogging begins what a wonderful experience or revelation to be shown that particular incident now; God’s people about to enter the Holy City just after Calvary’s tree version 2 ( or 8000).

Version two was similar to version one way back nearly 4,000 years ago in that Jesus suffered for unintentional sins split into inside and outside the envelope. Before it was for the redeemed and this time it is for the wicked. They only bruise His heel. But the big difference this time is the intentional sins. We see looking from the front row the wicked suffer for each and in turn of their intentional sins and when the pages of the book have finished they vanish into non existence. The inevitable conclusion dawns on us; THERE BE I BUT FOR WHAT JESUS CHRIST HAS DONE FOR ME ON GOOD FRIDAY. We see Calvary’s tree in reality and the gratitude we feel to Jesus is indescribable! We have been shown WHAT Jesus has done for us and now we are ready to enter the Holy City through those massive pearls to see WHY He did what He did for us. We have been shown and we are capable of seeing the beauty of Good Friday (4000)  and it has been shown to us through the lens of Calvary’s tree version 2!  Jerusalem – Sodom is the lens above Jerusalem-Egypt, or our salvation.

There are many differences between the two versions of Good Friday but there are many more similarities. As this blog proceeds by the grace of God I will be transposing events between these two giants of time and hopefully by learning more about the what and when will enable us to understand the why. No wonder when I looked at the events after the third coming everything seemed relevant, because it was relevant. It is still going to be an establishment of way points before a systematic verse by verse study begins. The chances of barking up the wrong tree have become very remote.

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As the fifth bowl is almost at the final destruction of everything and our entry into the new city, before these final battles everything that it to be destroyed has to be found evil and therefor worthy of destruction. Satan and the beast out of the sea have never pleaded innocence. They have always pleaded guilty as charged and their destruction unchallenged. The fly in the ointment is the beast out of the earth, the left foot or leg of the beast ( Jesus has already subdued the right leg at His third coming) or the abomination that causes desolation. Certainly the outside agent through which it operates, the harlot is squealing innocence; if I didn’t do what it told me to it would have turned on me and eaten and burnt my flesh. Which is what is about to happen.The harlot itself, it may the pope today but Jezebel at these times is also a human being and therefor made up of a beast out of the sea and beast out of the earth.

The trial is Heaven sent and the people know it; they curse God and refuse to repent. They know why God has sent this trial. The beast is in darkness at this time, both feet. But the feet of the harlot are not in the abyss and it is they that respond. The guilt is transferred to the people associated with them. The equivalent call of the first cross was; We have no king but Caesar!

Verses 12-14; ‘ The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East. Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs, they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet. They are spirits of demons performing miraculous signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for battle on the great day of God Almighty’.

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Satan thinks he is in control but he is only marching to the beat of Heaven’s drums. It was likewise with the preparation of the beast at the Lord’s first coming. Satan was there and he did his darn-most to try to trip up Jesus but when push came to shove he withdrew, this was not his battle. The only reason the beast was able to gather its troops on this side of the Euphrates was because the river was parted by an angel. Jesus met the full forces of evil, in fact He aided their assembly. As it is this time around and the kings respond despite the coming warning. Satan seems to take over completely as these three last combatants  of evil; dragon, beast and prophet all have demons coming out of their mouths. Satan must realise that he is the better liar and can perform better apparent miracles and his spirits take over. This is going to be his battle where Jesus is going to crush his head. He can not trust that beast with his life and this battle, only one at this stage, he will be its only leader. Anyway that beast did go into battle against Jesus almost 4,000 years ago and was thoroughly trounced. Satan is not going to have a loser as one of his leaders!

Verse 15; ‘ Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed’.

This verse has been adequately covered  with respect to last day battles. It has not been applied to the first coming. Jesus warned His disciples many times right up to His arrest on Thursday night. He warned them and He warns us to stay awake as our number could be up  at any time. When He does make His appearance we will either be in Him and have His robe of righteousness to cover us or we will be naked. Time for some reflections, as usual marked as […]

When I started my blogging the significance of the differences between intentional and unintentional sins were so stark at first I thought I was on the wrong track.

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Today after two years of blogging I could claim to have some understanding of the issues. I would even add the words ‘reasonable understanding’ if I could answer the question ‘ What would God have done had there only been one unintentional sin?’  When Eve handed Adam that bunch of grapes and Adam had screamed; God!, God! You must appear immediately! The woman you put here has eaten of the forbidden fruit you must come and sort out this emergency! If only one unintentional sin then satan could not have been involved because his sin would have been intentional. Then did Eve repent or not etc, etc in other words I don’t know the answer. The question is hypothetical because even at that stage there had been a rebellion in Heaven with many intentional sins. What is important though is could Eve have sinned without the external influence of satan? Can I sin spontaneously without the influence of the devil? Why does he spend so much of his effort on trying to tear God’s people away from Him? Does that mean that if I am blogging in that last 185 days before our Lord’s return that the errors are mine and not satan induced?

We already know a part of that answer and that it will not always be so. We are at the stage of satan wants anyone and everyone he must have someone there who is going to repent in those final 1,260 years of grace and this will bring Jesus back to earth where the same mistakes he made on Good Friday will not be repeated. Satan knows that his battle is some 1,800 years away but the result of that battle will be entirely determined by the results of what happens in those 140 + 45 (185) days before the second coming.

I couldn’t claim the events of these last days confusing as that would imply excessive knowledge, you cannot be confused if you know nothing. And that was even before I realised the multiple effects of the cross.

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Why the shape of that cross of Good Friday when only Pharaoh’s first born was killed and God’s people released from Egyptian slavery? What is the shape of the cross which results it the goodies going to Heaven and the baddies being destroyed in hell?  If I am one of the redeemed we have just been shown that event, even if we were only looking through one of the twelve portholes into that furnace. We could not stand, we could not believe what was going on inside that furnace! But we knew the reason we were not in that furnace was because Jesus Christ had taken our place for us. That is the what of what He did for us and now we desperately want to know the whys. We have been shown into the furnace of Good Friday! For these two furnaces to be comparable they must be almost identical with the obvious distinction that the first one was for the saved and the second for the damned. But it is not Jesus Who dies it is the damned. It is towards this furnace we make our way now but keeping in mind that the rules also applied to the first furnace. Satan is now preparing and he would know the answer whether that first sin would have occurred had he not baited Eve, or laid the seed for that sin. He would know what is at stake now but he is still going to inflict as much damage as he can to the heal of the seed of Eve.

In my 30 odd years of teaching chemistry not one student ever challenged me on the degree of supersaturation in the lesson  on precipitation. Can a snowflake form without being seeded or a cloud form without being seeded? In our lesson we spend much time on avoiding supersaturation but I would have at least implied that it was necessary. I do not think that is the case for sin. The supersaturation of sin within us certainly makes it easy for satan to do his seeding and he now knows that he is about to pay for the results of his efforts. But I would have sinned without his seeding and their is a value to which supersaturation will rise  when the precipitate will form even without seeding. The first crystals had to form without seeding.  ]]

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With the gathering of the kings against the warnings given by Jesus really brings us to the end of end days; seeing the events of that second cross. We can relate these events where applicable to the first and second comings of our Lord. The lynch pin we are given is in Rev (17:10) that the sixth head is the fifth bowl of God’s anger.

Scripture has no problem with labeling the first head of the beast as Babylon, the second head as the Medes and Persians and the third as Greece. But then it balks at the fourth head. There was only one empire it could have been; Rome. So why not call a spade a spade? Yes Rome was evil and thoroughly wicked but this thing was much more than this. It was also God’s people whom He had given more than a thousand years to prepare for their Messiah now preparing to murder Him. It was a people who had used the Bible to set up their own religion and when Jesus tried to set the religion God intended they killed and imprisoned its members. It was satan and the beast organising  that wave of evil to peak as it passed over Mount Calvary on Good Friday. Let us compare that with the second wave of evil that will meet the Lord at His second coming.

There will be one evil nation that stands head and shoulders above all  on almost ground of evil. This time I will leave that to your imagination. But like Rome the USA is not named because there are many more strands to this broom of evil. God’s people, those whom He is coming to collect, using God’s Word, the Bible have set up their own versions of religion believing them better than the version of ‘ asitiswritten’. Not only that they despise and deride those who stress that the Bible is the only correct form of religion, its details are very specific. Not only that they join in snearing at these ‘ fundamentalists ‘ they latter approve of their persecution. Their destiny is independent of whether they have the mark of the beast or not. The point being that this evil fourth head is far more than one evil nation.

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The form it moves on will require another study of the relevant sections of Daniel, but say it is the USA. What has happened though is that an unbreakable bond has formed with Babylon, the unholy trinity, all has been forgiven. The beast seems to have forgotten, or at least understands why, after nearly 4,000 years of preparation with satan for the first coming of Jesus, satan jumped ship and left the beast alone on the cross with Jesus and is about to do exactly the same thing again. Satan knows that in a direct confrontation with Jesus that Jesus will crush his head but he will only be able the bruise Jesus’s heel. Whatever this power was at the second coming, having established it self now continues its reign for the millennium to come. The incredible amount of detail we are given about this beast must be because it is the continuation and end of Good Fridays cross rather than now apply it to the second coming cross.

It has to be pure speculation as to what satan would have done had he been on the earth during the millennium because he wasn’t. He was as far out of the picture as is possible experiencing one drop of the ocean that was about to hit him. He was in hell! I doubt very much that had he been here he would have warned the fourth head/ beast; ‘  we have to prepare for the end of the millennium it is not just that the world’s population will double from seven to fourteen billion overnight its that they will have 200,000,000 crazed horsemen in amongst them. These will not only have no respect for your authority, they will selectively kill your members, the living, over 2,000,000,000 of them ( or whatever the third fraction applies to) . You will lose your position, the risen dead will take over. Just because there will be no more wars for at least one thousand years we should not loose our military capability. In fact we should develop a weapon which selectively focuses on and destroys horses and place them all over the earth. This high powered bondage within the unholy trinity maybe wonderful stuff but satan could live with the removal of the beast by these risen dead and that would leave him in charge.

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So at the end of the millennium we have the end of the fourth head ( USA ?). This now leaves us with five, six, and seven to go for the remaining 780 years. Have a pick! I choose the remaining three as;Russia, China and India. Russia takes over and immediately begins preparing the next wave of evil for the Lord’s third coming. This beast was given a life after Good Friday’s cross and certainly makes the most out of it. If it’s reign finishes after 260 years at the end of the third coming, China becomes the sixth head and occupies the majority of the time left (500 years). It doesn’t quite make the the distance and a stopgap empire, India fill in the gap when the beast itself has to take over for the final battle against the rider of the white horse and his armies. So this is the transaction with which we are dealing now. The sixth head, China, is the dealings of the fifth bowl. The sixth bowl, the gathering of the armies is the seventh head, India which will only ‘ must remain for a little while’ when the beast appoints ten of these kings who have now gathered on the Euphrates to lead his battle. Just some speculative background but’

Verse 16; ‘ Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called  Armageddon’.

We are not told whether this specific moment that it is the sixth or seventh head that is on control. Nor are we told at what specific moment satan entered the beast and the false prophet. Satan has always had satan inside him and the frog that jumps out of his mouth in his spirit that can perform miraculous signs. These spirits must have entered into the beast and false prophet to now come jumping out, but the point is that is it the whole of the unholy trinity, as a last unit that is going to be involved in this last battle of Armageddon and its leader is going to be satan. All are under the influence  of those demons that look like frogs.

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The rift that occurred all that time ago at the end of the millennium between those who had been alive for a thousand years  and the risen dead who just barged in is very marked now and remains so till the end. One lot line up on one side of the river with their kings whilst the other lot line up with their kings on the other side. If satan is so crash hot with Scripture it would be no surprise to him what happened next and in fact may have planned for it. But right now satan has a two pronged attack planned on Jerusalem with the first wave to be led by the beast. If the beast and his living lot get killed then there will be less work for him in the mopping up operations. Satan has many distinguishing features but his Christian attitude is not one of them.

Verses 17-21; ‘ The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying ” It is done!”. Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peels of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since man has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations collapsed. God remembered Babylon the Great and gave her the cup filled with the wine of the fury of his wrath. Every island fled away and the mountains could not be found. From the sky huge hailstones of about a hundred pounds each fell upon men. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.’

The section began with the seven angels going out and pouring their bowls of wrath out and when  the seventh angel had poured his Bowl out God’s wrath would be finished. And so it is. Once the feet were removed from under the beast statue gravity should have caused the rest of the statue to collapse, but Jesus intervened and it did not. There will be no such miraculous intervention this time around.

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We can surmise, using Scripture, as to what has happened and what is about to happen, but how do satan and the beast know their roles they are supposed to play. Up to now it has been about Good Friday of Jesus first coming. It would have been finished if Jesus had not resurrected the fourth head of the beast, but He did and now we have almost followed this beast to its  miraculous end . Calvary’s tree was about two things; freeing God’s people and killing Pharaoh’s first born to reclaim his inheritance.

The first task was accomplished way back at the first cross and God’s people are here and have been ready to enter the new Heavens for about 1,800 years. Their numbers have been checked and cross checked and there is no chance that anyone who should have been there has missed out. The killing of Pharaoh’s  son had occurred at Jesus’s famous call but he was resurrected and is doing very well thank you. The saints are being shown the results of the end game of the first Good Friday’s cross. They always knew that Divine justice would kill the beast and they do not get any delight out of seeing it happen. The inevitable has happened. They are particularly interested in why Jesus allowed the beast such success at the second coming. And by what mechanism Jesus chose the 144,000 wise virgins to be alive at His second coming to go on and become first fruits for those in the following 1,800 odd years? They had not fallen as seed so why have they risen to life? But the real issue here is the killing of the firstborn son of Pharaoh, the beast.

Is Heaven going to call; ‘ Okay beast round two Jesus has come back to reclaim your inheritance!’  The first time Jesus did this the beast responded ‘ over  my dead body’ and should do so again, but there is no such announcement. Evil has been preparing for one battle, Armageddon, by amassing on the Euphrates, but that was going to be satan’s battle, the beast was only going to be a minor player. Now all of a sudden there are now going the be two battles, so who knows who is required to fight in the first battle and who in the second battle?

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The combined battle had to involve the Beast and its inheritance and the second battle had to involve satan because Jesus was going to crush his head. Both battles involve Jesus. With this mighty earthquake Babylon has split into three and had there been three battles satan would have led one, the beast another and the false prophet the third. But there are only two battles so with whom does the false prophet pair up with and why?

Many people, including myself including used to think that at Good Friday all issues were decided and determined but I couldn’t say why the goodies didn’t just go to Heaven and all the badies go to hell. That was not the purpose of the first cross, that is the purpose of the second cross. All the goodies will go to the new Heavens and the badies be destroyed in hell. There will be no more history of the wicked other than the occasional mention of their previous existence. The history of the redeemed has only just begun. So the battle against satan, that between the seed of Eve and satan should be the very last event recorded. Eve’s seed crushes satan’s head, but before satan and evil cease to exist he does bruise Jesus’s heel; the second cross and although painful nowhere near as traumatic as the first cross of Good Friday. The very last battle has to be against satan as their is no more evil to fight back against Jesus in existence. This battle was first introduced by God Himself way back in the Garden of Eden but remained strangely silent until the battle  of the grapes way forward in Revelation 14.

But on with the beast’s battle or over 99% of Scripture, the first coming and cross of our Lord. Overnight, and by an act of God he finds himself being in charge of his own battle. Satan has recently spent 1,000 years in the abyss and has an inkling of what is about to hit him in hell. He knows his borrowed time is about to run out and it is not so much his christianity  that makes him say to the beast ‘You first’ but the desire to last for one more day before the inevitable. Satan may even know that by definition of Scripture his battle has to be the last one.

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Considering what happened to him about 3,800 ago on Good Friday the beast is strangely confident along with his false prophet. He lost!. But just how close was that battle? When Jesus called ‘ It is finished!’ was that His last breath or was He capable of taking another one? The result was awfully close! Add now the success satan had in destroying God’s people at the second and third coming and we begin to understand the reasons for his confidence. The main reason for his confidence is however all his troops have been screened, all have the mark of the beast on them and there will be no defections in this battle. This is the main reason satan attributes his first loss of Good Friday to. He either assumes or cannot accept the fact that this battle must take place on planet earth. It cannot be a Heavenly event. Jesus just can’t take all his troops up to Heaven and kill them up there, He must  come down to earth. He is only partly right.  Whatever the events that follow it is clear to the forces of evil that they been instigated by Heaven itself. The end is on them, there will not be any miraculous interventions this time around!

Chapter 17 is the fullest description of the battle of the beast. It begins at the start with the meeting in the desert between the harlot and the beast,judges the harlot to be evil, describes the battle in which the harlot is destroyed  and the results and details are given in chapter eighteen. A strange question arises here; if the beast is guilty of evil, never pleads its innocence but both the beast out of the sea and the beast out of the earth plead guilty then how can an outward agglomeration of the beast out of the earth, false religion plead not guilty! That is what this outward agglomeration of evil, be that the pope or whatever the leader of the apostate church is going to be, is going to plead and rightfully so. It itself has the beast out of the earth in it and yet when many of these beasts get together they plead innocence! The pope is obviously evil and made up of many units of evil but claims the evil that he does has been forced on him by a superior being; the beast.

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Things seemed to be moving quite predictably for a long time. The unholy trinity under the guidance of satan looked as it they were going to make it to the end as a unit. If they weren’t that tightly bound it would not have required such a massive earthquake to shake them into their three component parts. This does not happen until the very end when after a very short separation the three of them will finish up in hell together and presumably if satan’s head is now crushed then so will the beasts and false prophets heads. So the differences here must be the actual battles. When the redeemed are being shown into that final furnace we will not just see the demise of satan, but of the beast and false prophet as well. All evil! The culmination of both the first cross of Mount Calvary, or Jerusalem- Egypt but also the second cross on Heavenly Mount Calvary or Jerusalem – Sodom are therefore witnessed by the saints just before they enter the New Jerusalem.

So we are following this sharp demarcation that has occurred at the seventh bowl. It is Heaven induced, it must fit into the Heavenly timetable. Even though Daniel tells us these parallel events have been running for 490 years this sharp demarcation must include our taking our eyes off the first cross and preparing ourselves for the second cross. I think that this moment occurs in the last block of seven years of the seventy times seven.

Chapter 17 finishes off with one beast turning on and destroying the false prophet but chapter 18 goes back to the start of the battle when Jesus crushes the beast’s feet. It must take a distinct period of time for this edifice of evil to fall because Jesus calls on the foolish virgins to get out. The collapse occurs within an hour because satan’s troops standing by and watching and calling ‘ Woe!, Woe! oh great city’ and see smoke rising from where these evil beast/prophet are thrown straight into hell from which the rising smoke is seen.

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With these extra waypoints the next run should be more fruitful but for this time just finish with the actual battle of the beast and see how much we are actually shown about that second cross, whatever shape and form it will have. Jesus’s feet being bruised will not involve Him losing His life nor shedding any blood.

Chapter 19 Verse 11;  ‘ I saw heaven standing open and before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war’.

The newly wedded couple are on their way to the promised land and their intentions are clearly visible from earth; Heaven is opened but that abyss that is underneath them has the stench of sin rising so high it will have to be dealt with even from these dizzy heights. The leader is faithful, he will do everything he has promised he is going to do and His Word is true. If you don’t or can’t believe that then unfortunately it is you who is missing out on the mountain of gem stones. The war that he is going to conduct now and kill all the participants have all been judged as evil and condemned themselves as worthy of death. Wars will persevere right to the end. The horse ensure that justice will be delivered swiftly.

Verse 12;  ‘ His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself’.

Elsewhere in Scripture this description is referred to as ‘ Mighty Angel ‘. In this form if He came within coee of the earth He would not just vaporise the people in the first battle but the second one as well. He is Lord of all and a study of Scripture gives some of the domains of His many crowns. What name do you give to the Being Who made billions of trillions of stars, drops of water, grains of sand, blades of grass, leaves on trees and thee and me. Then went to hell to redeem us so we could spend the eternities to come with Him in perfection!  He alone knows His name and it is futile to try to relate to this ‘ Almighty’ tag. This does not stop us from calling on it and having the confidence that it will accomplish the impossible; getting us into Heaven!

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Just take advantage of the fact that He is faithful and true. I should be able to relate to ‘eyes like a blazing fire’ . The Bible regards the eyes as the windows to the body. To see into Jesus’s body, particularly His mind we are going to have to look through fire. Our thoughts will have to be purified by His Word and His blood. This is going to have the process particularly when we ask Jesus ‘ What shape or form of the cross will You require to accomplish your objectives as far as good and evil are concerned?’

Verse 13; ‘ He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.’

All ye who tinker with the Word of God to make it more acceptable, more palatable, more logical are tinkering with the one Who is dressed in a robe dipped in blood. Your new ‘god ‘ which you have derived  makes you into a harlot in Heaven’s eyes but even if you accept this description you do not accept the punishment handed out to whores. Those who accept His Word in ‘asitiswritten’ will also wash their robes in the same blood and that is the reason they are now in the Heavenly armies with Jesus and not in those earthly ones about to be destroyed. Pray-fully I hope this blog remains to ‘ Glorified be Your Name’, by magnifying the meaning of Your Word.

Verse 14; ‘ The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean.’

Jesus’s armies are fully equipped not just for battle which Jesus will complete in their presence but not for eternity. The incredible amount of information we are about to be given is not just a part of a game of charades. These people to whom it will be given will not be alive in just a trillion years time but also in one with a trillion zeros after it years time, and even now their lives have not just begun! This information will be a part of them.

Verses 15,16;  ‘ Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has the name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

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Sharp sword is used for the fifth time. It has been used four times previously in chapter 14 to describe the same battle of the harvest. Up to recently and even today the world’s harvest has been brought in by the sickle. I have been privileged to see my in laws who were farmers use a sickle. What was most outstanding was how they could sharpen their sickles to razor sharp before they used them. This made bringing in the harvest quite an easy matter. ( plus a very strong back) Thus it is in Heaven this time around. The beast must have been in a highly hallucinogenic state to think that it could put up some resistance against the sickles of Heaven. It was badly wrong and falls with the greatest of ease before the Lord’s sharp sickle. Its resistance is so pathetic that even satan’s lot are surprised with the ease the beast’s lot fall before this sickle. They call ‘Woe!, Woe!…..’ And they are the next cab off the rank!  It is the mouth from which this sickle comes; it is the word of God. It maybe ignored, challenged, changed and disparaged today even by people who claim to be His, but this will not always be so. It is the ultimate standard, it is the iron scepter with which He rules; it is my way or the highway!  It is Jesus Who will ultimately tread that wine press of the fury of wrath of God Almighty as He does today. One difference between the first cross and the second cross.

We all, the members of His army have KING OF KINGS on our robes but on His body He has the reason why He wrote those words on our robes. It is an integral part of Him that He alone is Lord of Lords!

Verse 17; ‘ And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God.”  ‘

With about seven billion people alive at the Lord’s second coming and even with a third of these removed by the crazed horsemen that still leaves over four billion bodies to die and rot. These birds will not have to be specialists at opening skin, the sharp sickle will have seen to that.

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The result is a foregone conclusion and is announced loudly by an angel which is unusual to say the least. Standing IN the sun. As the wicked fall each one who has caused hardship and/or death to any of the saints, their fate will be pointed out to the redeemed. No joy or delight or satisfaction or gloating, just the inevitable has happened and they disappear from that part of the radar. A similar reaction when we see them being thrown into hell but this time we can’t help but notice the harsh conditions within the furnace. It was here that our Lord took our place and paid our price. It is the focus from which eternity begins.

Verse 18; ‘ So that you may eat the flesh of kings,generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great.’

This is what society looked like when the Lord appeared and have been kept alive by Divine command up to this point. Life began with life and vigor way back at creation but finishes in death and stench. Ten of these kings were specifically aligned with the beast for the last battle, but all living kings are included.

Verses 19-21; ‘  Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider of the white horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulphur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.’

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Heaven gathered its troops first and in response to the call of the angel the beast gathered his troops. The miraculous signs have already been the topic of discussion at the second coming and he performs the same miracles to fool the kings of the earth in gathering this time around. The battle goes badly, the evil people are killed, their leaders turn on each other and before the beast has time to completely destroy the false prophet Heaven intervenes and throws them both, alive into the fires of hell. But is this the end of the first Calvary’s tree, something which started almost 3,800 years ago? Back there the feet were crushed and thrown into the fire and the rest of the edifice of evil was miraculously supported and prevented from falling over and smashing to pieces. The feet were then restored by God under the statue of evil. Here the whole beast is thrown back into the fire. It was not totally destroyed back then neither has it been totally destroyed yet. The intensity of the sulphur fires will not take long to destroy its occupants.

But so far it has been about the beast, beast and beast, where is satan in all this? We pick up satan at the second coming at the start of chapter 20 as he is released from the abyss in verse 7 after spending the millennium locked up in the abyss. It is of interest in verse 3 as to why he ‘must’ be set free. Is this because people demand it or is this ‘must’ a Heavenly ‘must’? Must he be set free so that he can encounter Jesus Christ, Eve’s seed, and have his head crushed an unfortunately bruise Jesus heel in return? Does Jesus come low enough to earth to leave Him vulnerable for this injury?  We follow satan in chapter 20 ;

Verses 7,8; ‘ When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog  and Magog— to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore.

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Satan has just had a taste of hell and when released immediately begins his preparations for battle. His time was short before the start of the millennium but now is critical. He wastes no time in starting preparations. If he knows  Scripture and believes in it he should be preparing for two battles and not just one, Armageddon. Deep down he knows that that moment is on him; and he will crush your head but you will bruise His heel. The crushing is going to be particularly painful. Most if not all his sins are intentional and there are many.

Verses 9-11; ‘ They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulphur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no more place for them.’

There is no where here that Jesus could have have had his heel bruised here. This is probably the clearest separation so far between the closed Book of Daniel and the opened Book of Revelation. Satan gathers, surrounds, gets zapped and thrown into hell. He is crushed but Jesus untouched., that is grounds of the closed book.  The unholy trinity are reunited in hell. The adverb ‘then’ John saw the great white throne is of critical importance. It shows that the hell-judgments of hell began only when the unholy trinity were all back in hell. They have much to account for in the following proceedings. These hell’s fires are not the same as we imagine are on earth, there is no earth or sky. There is also an indication that only one army is involved in this march under satan’s leadership and it does come across from the Euphrates to surround Jerusalem. The problems  of the place where this throne is have already been discussed, problems of defilement.

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Verses 12 to 15 finish the history of evil and are another way of picturing  the battle of the grapes. They certainly both finish up at the same spot with everyone being thrown into hell. But there are also major differences. In chapter 14 only those who died in the battle of the grapes are gathered and thrown into the winepress. Here the harvest battle are also gathered and thrown into the  fire. Another difference between those opened and closed books. The open book of Revelation follows the first cross of Calvary, the closed book introduces the second cross of Calvary. This is the place where the seed of Eve crushes satan’s head but it bruises his heel. The Book of Revelation is the end of the first cross which began way back in the Garden of Eden, was nearly completed on Good Friday but now only actually completed when Pharaoh’s first born son is killed. God’s people had been set free from Egyptian slavery way back on Good Friday. Satan’s involvement up to now has been brief and cursory at best. If Scripture is supposed to be closed, and it is,there is nothing there that needs to be added to gain knowledge about salvation,  then when the closed sections of Daniel are finally opened  are they going to be opened within the realms of current Scripture? If so there would be no point in closing them in the first place. When opened they may explain certain tenets of faith like when does Jesus crush satan’s head and he his heel. This would not be an addition to Scripture. Also if on the first Good Friday Jesus did not take all the goodies to Heaven and throw the badies into hell, then when does this happen?  We are also told about the existence of twelve pearly gates in Heaven. Any additional information on matters already raised would not be opening Scripture. With this background in mind I now pose the following questions and answers before returning to Daniel:

Are certain sections of the Book of Daniel closed until end days? Answer; Yes. Question; Will the Lord open these sections just before His second coming? ( Today one knows that answer so my guess is and I will call it event 2020) Answer; The Bible is a book of logic and logic says He will open it. Question; If this opening reveals basic truths then all of God’s people who died before 2020 have died without being shown basic truths? Could this have contributed to their damnation? Answer; Same answer.

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There is no point putting pearl before swine, had they known these answers would have made no difference whatsoever. You know when you have reached the bottom of the pit of apostasy when you have replaced to the precious, priceless item in existence of all time, the blood of Christ with the greatest evil known to humanity; alcohol. There are not many services in the ‘Christian’ world that do not allow this service. In the bottom of that pit the clangers are so many and so loud the voice of the Holy Spirit is drowned out. You make up your own religion and providing it ‘ feels okay’ then it is okay. The Church of Laodicea warns against such grievous errors. Question; Why will this situation change in last days? Answer; The church of the last days, of the great  tribulation in despair return to the Bible as the Word of God and these “new’, not really new but unveiled truths will be sought and the answers given appreciated and their admonitions followed. They will not be pearls before swine. Question; Could these ‘new truths’ introduce new concepts  explaining such Heavenly things as the pearly gates? Answer; Throwing light on existing Scripture is not adding to it, it is explaining it.

Question: For want of a better name and calling them new truths or unveiled truths could they be the link between the mortal and the eternal? Answer; Yes, and this would make them an essential part  and the joining part of both worlds. Question; What shape or form would this Good Friday version two take? Answer; The Bible is written by many authors some of which I, correctly or incorrectly label as ‘giants’. In the Old Testament I have Daniel if not at the top then very close to it. He is the one shown these truths and even at the low level that he understood them he panicked. I doubt whether he or anyone else would have picked the shape of the first cross or the events that occurred there. That did not stop the cross from occurring and carrying the events that God had planned, and at which we should wonder and take advantage of.

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Thus it is with the second cross, if that is what it is. We do have the benefit of hindsight by looking back at the first cross but all we may be doing is getting up on a chair before looking back up to the stars. By doing what we have been told to do we expect some spiritual insight from The Holy Spirit. The crossover from the mortal to the eternal is difficult from the mortal side. Not so from the immortal one. Question; So the basic plan is to follow Jesus’s advice He gave to Nicodemus, to go back to Moses’ bronze snake in the desert? Answer; Yes, start with the Day of Atonement look up to Mount Calvary and then beyond. Question; Would you expect similarities and dissimilarities when comparing the two crosses together? Answer; Very much so. Question: How will you know  which is which? Answer; I don’t. Question; How many runs through the Book of Daniel would you expect before being able to form some sort of picture? Answer; How long is a piece of string? Providing you gain extra insights on each pass the effort has been worth it. This is excellent daily bread in fact I could think of no better brain food, or eye ointment or knee pain killer or anything else.We are preparing for a journey and the more preparation we make the better off we will be.

Could there be any other reason other than the Christian worlds swing back to the Bible as to why this book was closed until end days? Answer; The redeemed from all ages will understand and appreciate the Bible, particularly as it unfolds its knowledge over those last 490 years. The foolish virgins will also be able and take advantage of the situations that unfold here. These 144,000 foolish virgins are alive now and being given a foretaste of what is to come; the second cross. Question; With the marked differences between the different Bible versions, which is more correct than the other? Answer; They are all Bibles and therefore the Word of God. If they did not have a human element about them we could not read them, it would be like talking in tongues. Question: As you know nothing about Biblical languages which version do you intend to follow and why? Answer;

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This is not a scholarly work comparing all the versions against them selves. I have four versions open in front of me and intend following all four, but concentrating on the NIV which I have done so far during this blog. I cannot add or take away anything from these versions as the consequences for doing so have already been spelt out.It is not the NIV or KJV that is closed, it is Scripture that is closed. Had I been brought up on the KJV then that is the version I would be following now. Question: If there  is such a drastically new event , such as a second cross shouldn’t that be the topic of another Bible altogether? Answer; Only one Bible is required and it describes the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus looked ahead and saw who was in and who was out and nearly 2,000 years of checking has not found a single error. ‘ It is finished’ was indeed the correct call. The fact that Jesus allowed time to run on after Good Friday comes under the heading of grace. Calvary’s tree was no meant to end all evil, that event was still future and it is the time we are studying.It is the topic of verse 24 when all the goodies go to Heaven and the badies go to hell. It is the end of evil. This was not an issue that Jesus addressed way back on Good Friday. As this is the end of this era it will not be discussed again until the end of this era. The end of Good Friday’s cross and the killing of Pharaoh’s firstborn son.

I have already given tentative titles to events but I find it hard to refer back to them, so I will redefine them now. The centre of history is 3 o’clock on Good Friday, this will now be taken as year zero. There are thus 3,889 years before this event ( approx) and 3,889 years after this event. Good Friday. So Daniel’s 490 years before the cross would be 490 years…………..to year 0 or Good Friday. The 490 Heavenly years  would start at 3,400 years ( approx) and finish at 3, 889 years. Or cross (0) or cross (4,000). So ignoring verse 24 and going on with verse

25; ‘ ” Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One , the rider, comes, there will be   will be seven ‘sevens’ and sixty two ‘sevens’. It will be rebuilt with  streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.”.

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There are at least two parallel events running alongside each other and probably many more. The two major events are Jesus’s first coming and cross and Jesus’s fourth coming and second cross in [,,,,]. The Bible has been the consolation of God’s people through the ages and no doubt was the reason they survived such crises as Antiochus IV and many other crises like Titus destruction of Jerusalem for those who heeded its advice at the time. But from our major events it was 483 years from the issuing of this decree until Jesus began His public ministry. [ In Heavenly years after the earthly Jerusalem has been destroyed by Christ’s third coming by that earthquake that kills 7,000 people there will be a period of 49 years, until the announcement that this city will be destroyed and its rebuilding and another 62*7 or 434 years in both cases until Anointed One ( Jesus Christ Who was anointed by John the Baptist) or now in end events, the rider of the white horse, or Jesus Christ. Only the second Jerusalem has the big trench.

Verse 26; ‘ After sixty two ‘sevens’, the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler will come and destroy the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.’

There is very little doubt that when Jesus, the Anointed One, began His public ministry 1,260 days before Good Friday that He was cut off and had nothing. He was on an evil sinful planet and God the Father was in Heaven. Even on earth He was separated from His earthly family and had no home or certain food supply. The Living Bible relates the destruction of the city to that of Titus in 70 AD. To do that they must break the seventy sevens into into different lots. Who can say they are wrong to do so? They may be the only ones right and the other versions wrong. It certainly is a different interpretation. Later I will make a case that these seventy ,sevens ‘ are continuous and not interrupted.

Before transferring these verses to the second cross it would be a good idea to look at the time units of the eras we are about  to enter. They are not measured in units of trillion years. That would be too short a one with twelve zeros after it. The units are  more like a one with a trillion zeros after it!

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On earth  in order to get into those incredible time scales all we have to do is to repent and accept Jesus into our lives. There is much more to it once in Heaven as we develop a deeper and deeper relationship with our Lord. On earth our knowledge can be almost zero but this is not the case in Heaven. Just as Jesus spent 3 1/2 years of intensive ministry on earth before the first cross He does so now. He pulls away from His armies and turns and gives them intensive training for the soon cross and for the eternities to come. He got a lot of information to those disciples on the Road to Emmaus in under two hours, imagine how much He will be able to teach us in 1,260 days! He certainly won’t have anyone falling asleep on Him in Gethsemane! His loving adoring audience will hang off everyone of His words. He will not need the Bible in its original  manuscripts because He is the Word! And in this word He may explain the twelve pearly gates, twelve fruits, trees and rivers but He will explain why none of this can occur whilst there is there are even the slightest remnants of sin left anywhere in the universe. He will explain what He set out to do on that cross nearly 4,000 years ago and what still has to be done, and how He will do it. We need the greatest of reassurances   when he starts telling us why Satan will bruise His heel, but after this hiccup eternities can and will begin. How again he has to isolated from God and cut off. On both crosses, the Anointed one and the rider, had a period of isolation of preparation, but the actual cut off was on the cross itself.

The wars form a major section of this period. As previously noted the open Book of Revelation told us the baddies surrounded the holy city and were zapped by a spark from Heaven, but the closed Book of Daniel gives us much more information about this particular battle. This is satan’s  battle where his head is crushed and he bruises Jesus’s heel. I previously stated that the temple was not destroyed at the third coming and that it was the focal point of this last battle. This was wrong as I had not yet made a connection to these verses of Daniel. The temple was then destroyed and rebuilt after seven lots of seven from the decree to rebuild it. It was right though to say that this temple became the focal point of the last battle.

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It is not the intention of providing fine details when establishing waypoints. But roughly in this battle which satan thinks he will win and establish his own evil kingdom on earth he must first get rid of  any semblance of  good , of Holiness. This Holiness is en capsuled inside walls and has a focal point, the temple. By now this is version four. Version one, Solomon’s Temple was destroyed by the  Babylonians and rebuilt ( I think this is called Herod’s Temple) version two to be destroyed by Titus and rebuilt after the second coming. version three which in turn was destroyed by the earthquake at the third coming to be rebuilt to the one being attacked now, version four. It is not defended by Heaven and there is not one person left on earth who wants to defend it. It is systematically destroyed; brick by brick, stone by stone, the walls, the streets and finally the temple. The people of the ruler ( satan at this time) will come and destroy the sanctuary. Now the end will come like a flood. Two cataclysmic wars are fought in this time and the desolations resulting from have been decreed from the beginning of time itself.

Verse 27; ‘ He will confirm the covenant with many for one ‘seven’ . In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put at end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him’.

There are many times I think I should leave a text without commentary and return when I have more understanding and avoid those apologies for errors. But this Biblical journey is not always upwards, it has many flat sections and hopefully not too many downs providing they are corrected when they become obvious.

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Jesus began His earthly ministry three and a half years before the cross and finished this ministry  three and a half years after the cross. Jesus, the rider, began His Heavenly ministry three and a half years before the cross and ended that ministry three and a half years that cross. He did not immediately rejoin his armies and they all galloped off together.  The covenant that was established was done over a seven year period. A part of that covenant was the end of sacrifice and offering. It is dreadfully wrong and blasphemous to offer, to kill and offer a lamb or goat or anything else now after Good Friday has occurred. We are supposed to look back and commemorate this blessed event but not deny its existence by offering sacrifices that point to its coming. But this covenant was set up on the wing of the temple where an abomination that caused desolations was also set up.

Every word of the Bible is beautiful and significant  as Jesus will show in His three and a half years of ministry before His second cross, but the one that caught my attention was ” wing”.  And it is with this word that I try to define and tie in what I have called up to now ‘crosses’.

It has been a long struggle up to now to tie the Day of Atonement ceremony with the cross of Good Friday. Going back to the earthly step maybe like getting onto a chair to see a particular star better but that is what my Master told me to do. Whether He shows me up to the top of Mount Calvary or even beyond or someone else, He will open Daniel at the right time, just like He does with everything else, including His second coming. On the earthly step we are told to look for three distinct phases of the Day of Atonement ceremony and therefor  for three phases of the first cross and of the second one, if such a thing does exist. The three phases are; unintentional sin, intentional sin and scapegoat and finally the burnt offering.Jesus Christ was all three and all three were Good Friday.

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The purity of the burnt offering, symbolising the perfection of Jesus Christ could only be offered in the total absence of sin and that had to be cleansed by God’s high standards, the blood of Jesus. The burnt offering  was the total body and blood of Jesus Christ albeit the body was dissected and certain sections washed with water before being presented in the fire and the part of Good Friday we are to commemorate in the eternities to come as part of our daily sacrifice, although now we are not allowed any sacrifices or offerings, just commemorations of what our Lord did for us.

It should also be relatively easy to deal with intentional sin and the scapegoat. They are either born by the wicked themselves in those fires of hell of unbelievable ferocity or for the repentant saints Jesus took their place in that fire. These are the sins that ‘ You did spit in the Holy face of God and deliberately did break away from His offers of friendship’. This scapegoat was led way out into the desert and destroyed out there so they never come up again in Heaven except when we look into the furnace and see how hot it is in there and that is where we put our Jesus intentionally. So if our intentional sins were on the cross between  12 and 3 o’clock, the dark hours of Good Friday then cross version two would also have a dark period from 12 to 3 on Good Friday but that would correspond to the wicked, including satan burning for their intentional sins. So that leaves us with the 9 to 12 portion of Good Friday and perhaps the 3 to 4 time slot when Jesus’s side was opened, then 4 to 6 before being placed in the tomb and Sabbath rest. Well Jesus does not die on the second cross, neither does bruising His heel cause any release of blood so that leaves us only with the 9 yo 12 time slot to account for.

That was the first part of the sacrifice and it covered unintentional sin, but only that sin that fell outside of the envelope, the ones that were not covered by the burnt offering, the offering of perfection.

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These are the sins that we would not have committed had we read and obeyed the instructions God had left His people. They come under the headings of sin and guilt offerings. Calvary’s tree year zero carried out unintentional sins from 9 to 12, the hours of light and Calvary’s tree. There in Calvary’s tree year zero His real blood was involved; the scourging, the crown of thorns and those piercing nails. That blood did cleanse the Most Holy Place, the Holy Place and the altar, which stood for the cross.The blood that was left over was poured against the cross, the altar at 4 o’clock on Good Friday. From there it ran through a channel to the wing of the temple and it was above this blood that Jesus hung  on the second cross. It was above this blood He chose to set up the abomination that causes desolation, It was here that He was cut off from God because He chose to correct for the unintentional mistakes of His creation. It was because of these sins that the Most Holy is going to have to be anointed again. The second cross sealed and completed what Jesus had begun way back 3,889 years ago.   There was no need to shed blood again that had already been done. There was no need to die, the wicked took their their own deaths and the redeemed had been saved on Calvary’s tree year zero . The saints for one would consider the ‘bruising of Jesus’s heel’ as a most inadequate description  That unintentional sin cut Jesus Off from the presence of God. They could not imagine themselves as ever being cut off from God but at least Jesus’s separation time has been decreed and already explained to them.

The sacrifices and offerings done away with are different the second cross around. The first ones done away with were the animal sacrifices but this time around we won’t even see those horrible sins and the harm we inflicted on our Saviour. We begin to see inside His beautiful nature that left Him no option but to respond and the way that He did.Why His actions were spontaneous.

Just like the first cross whose fires were from earth but engulfed the throne of Heaven so the second cross in Heaven and above the Heavenly temple still reaches low enough to earth to have His heel bruised.

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The first cross rejoined humanity to Divinity the second cross joins the old Heaven to the New Jerusalem. The first step of Divinity on planet earth could well have been God’s right heel and it is also His last step, therein sustaining that horrible injury. But He has left satan behind with a crushed head and all his cohorts dead. Evil has been done away with, Divinity can now show its full bloom. God was ultimately right when He said to Eve; ‘ Your seed will crush satan’s head but he will bruise His heel.’

If this was the message, or at least  a part of it, of the closed book of Daniel then even now it would be water off the duck’s back. Society today stands guilty of rejecting the first cross of our Saviour, they are not responsible for rejecting the second one yet. But there will be a time when their thirst of God’s knowledge will lead them to ask such questions. And we have only covered the first half of the covenant; the first three and a half years, so what about the remaining three and a half years? Didn’t  Jesus call ” it is finished ” at this stage so why do we need the remaining half of that final ‘seven’?

We have already looked at that answer so just a summary: If a secular historian looked at the ministry of Jesus Christ and saw what happened in Gethsemane and Calvary he would have to conclude that Jesus’s ministry was a failure. But this is not necessarily so. Jesus planted the seeds which after His death sprouted and became the most influential organisation that the world has ever seen. A visit to the Heavenly courts by all the apostles, including Paul certainly would not have gone astray. It did take the Christian Church three and a half years to be able to stand on its own feet and during this time it required Divine protection. But it did stand on its own feet and the Divine protection was withdrawn.

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Jesus Christ planted many seeds in His three and a half year ministry to the Heavenly hosts. They did not need a visit to Heaven to make these seeds grow, they already were in Heaven. They needed time for what they had seen to soak in and at the end of which they were ready to walk through those pearly gates.

So if the reason the Book of Daniel was closed was to protect the second cross let us just have another look at those six requirements that were supposed to be met at the first cross if there was not going to be a second cross. It has already been stated ad nauseum that the first cross was symbolized by the Passover in Egypt. It had two goals; 1; to release, to redeem God’s people from slavery and 2; to kill Pharaoh’s first born son and reclaim Egypt back as God’s inheritance. There is no doubt that the first condition was fully fulfilled. God’s people through all the ages of time, the saints, the redeemed have had the rice paid for their release from Egypt’s sin of slavery. To prove this is the case they have have places in Heaven already set up which they will occupy at the right time. Their slates are clean, all intentional and unintentional sins have been wiped. It is actually far better than that. God looks down and does not see us with our violent swings of mood and sinful actions, He only sees the life, death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ or the life of perfection.

We  recently went out to lunch with lifelong friends one of whom has advanced multiple cancers and I thought this was going to be our last chance to pay him respects. When I tried to bring up the topic of religion, his wife opposite me told me in no uncertain words that I was wrong in using the Old Testament as it had been replaced by the New Testament and all that mattered now was that Jesus had told us ‘ A new commandment I bring unto you, that you love one another as I have loved you.’  Was this a time to shoot her down and watch her crash and burnt up in flames?

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There may not be much Christianity inside me but the bit there is said ‘No’. Here is a couple desperately going through the last of life’s struggles and scoring a moral victory under these circumstances just didn’t seem right. Should I have told her that if love was her primary concern that she should become a Buddhist or Hari  Krishna or Amanda Marga sects where they all love each other and actually go around  and show their love by doing good to the community. Christianity is a cruel religion. Its members take a hold of their leader, pile their sins on Him and crucify Him on a cross!  If that is love then you would be well advised to stay away from their hate. The issue here is that Jesus loves us so much He is prepared, more considers it a privilege to allow these horrible things to happen to Him. It is that love that we are supposed to reflect and show! And it is the Old Testament that establishes the bases of Christianity, the cross. Without the Old Testament the New Testament is meaningless. You can not have such a massive building like Christianity without a foundation.

If this blog is right, and it attempts to base its numbers and concepts on the Bible, then in the order of 700 million people are going to die rather than accept the mark of the beast and still go to hell. How can so many people get it so wrong? How do I know that I am not one of them?  Then I decided the answer is quite simple. It is all about selling our rubbish and having the right amount of good oil. So if I take my red rubbish bin to Jesus and sell Him the contents and when I see the refined product and my reaction is; impossible! I can’t do that! You can’t really expect me to do this because………..! I know it is Jesus to Whom I have sold my rubbish but if it comes back refined and looks pretty much like the stuff I sold him it must have been sold to satan. Satan does not change it much because he is its creator in the first place! Now returning to the problem of whether the first born son of the Pharaoh of Egypt was  killed on Good Friday or not. It is only his death that is the issue and not that of all Egyptians, Canaanites and others.

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There are not many legal precedents that can answer the question; Was the beast who had its feet crushed and thrown into hell but the rest of it had not yet fallen, was it dead or alive? Fewer precedents still to answer; what legal entitlements was it entitled to it on its having been pulled out of the fire and resuscitated. What happened was part of it was thrown into hell and it did come back with vengeance. It was a Divine act of resuscitation and God decided that time should run on with both the presence of the beast ( evil from within) and satan ( evil from without). Humanity had a very long run without satan’s presence, a millennium, but only two very short runs without the beast. The very last one was where all the living and their evil within, the beast were dead because they had just been killed in the battle against the rider of the white horse leaving only satan and the wicked dead with him and the fifth bowl where only the beast was thrown into darkness leaving the living behind. Both scenarios have already been discussed. But returning to those six requirements that had to be met for God’s people and ‘ your holy city’ and allocating them to the first and what could only be the second cross.

Finish transgression and end sin. A transgression is a wrongful act that is not counted as sin because it is unintentional. It is an unintentional sin. The sin being referred to then must be intentional sin.  The penalty for both these sins was paid for and in full on Good Friday but only for the redeemed. They did not actually finish or stop until the saints got to Heaven. The possibility of them both ceased to exist after what the saints are about to experience. The wicked sins were not dealt with in any way on the first cross. On the second cross transgression was finished by the suffering of our Lord by His separation from God in the 9  to 12 time slot. The end of sin came in the 12 to 3 time slot when the wicked suffered for their intentional sins and were burnt into non existence!

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Atonement for wickedness; How can we pay for, appease, correct. absolve, offset, counterbalance whatever  for sin. Only God’s solution is valid. He warned Adam ” If you eat this fruit you will surely die” This address was to Adam and it implies this extra statement’ I know your sin will be intentional and it is why it carries the death penalty. But your wife’s sin will be unintentional and as it is an unintentional breaking away from me, that will be the penalty. It will not necessitate her death’ because that is exactly what happened. It is Scripture that puts the penalty as bruising of Jesus’s feet because He cleaned, atoned for the remainder of the wicked’s unintentional sins. They died for their intentional sins and Jesus suffered for both types of sin for the redeemed. The last vest age of wickedness has been atoned for and by God’s standards but only after the second cross. There is no doubt about bringing in everlasting righteousness once Jesus has cleaned up after the mess that His creation made. That is all that is left!

We would hardly need vision and prophecy once we are in Heaven and we can see His face and His name is on our foreheads. The lessons we receive are highly structured and after a weeks study are culminated in Sabbath worship on that topic. To receive vision or prophecy from Heaven today after the first cross is indeed a wonderful privilege, but it does happen and will occur with greater frequency when His people are capable of understanding them.

To anoint the Most Holy is relatively simple but only for the second cross and has already been covered . Since Jesus returned to Heaven forty days after His resurrection He has been back to earth on a number of occasions, unfortunately each involving defilement by contacting that sinful planet. On His second return Jesus would have got His hands quite dirty as satan put up quite a fight before being thrown into the abyss. Being thrown into hell is going to result in an infinitely greater response. Jesus is not going to say to satan ‘ Okay lucy  it is your turn, we are going to have to pop you into hell now, after all you have been an awfully naughty little being!’

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Lucifer may want to put a real fight  but I think the problem is going to be when the devil was released from the abyss at the end of the millennium that is what only happened. We are not told that when he was released from that the great chain he was bound with was taken off. In the end he won’t put up that much resistance, but none the less some contact and therefore some defilement. The amount of defilement in His third coming would have been at a minimum as Jesus stayed and was confined to the temple.

Question; How many times does the word cross get mentioned in Daniel ( 9:24-27) ? Answer; None! So why do most Bible scholars see a cross there?  Why do very few if any not see a second cross there? They see a cross there because it accounts for much of what is going on there. But by no stretch of the imagination does it account for all. A second cross is required to do that. Question; Who set up the first cross? Answer; It was God Himself. This was the king’s move but was carried  by pawns, Romans soldiers using the cruelest techniques they knew of. But it was still the king’s move! Question; Who is going to put Jesus on the cross for a second time? Answer; It will be God, it will be the king’s move, who the pawns are is really quite irrelevant.

If there is something I have recently learnt it is the initiation and inauguration of the saints, the final preparation for the eternities to come. Let me do this on a first pronoun bases. I have been in Heaven now for about 1,800 years in the presence of God. If there were words to describe the beauty of what I have been in, and I wrote them down and you read them, you would glow like a glow worm at their beauty, there are no such words. I was reassured and I believed that with this robe I could never be separated from God. It is an unbelievable and outrageous concept, not even on my radar that I will ever be separated again from my Lord and Master, Jesus Christ! Yet here He is telling me exactly that; that He is going and will be separated form me. Then I see Him just in that form; separated from God!  This is the first time I question the Word of God in Heaven; how can this unbelievable event be classified as a BRUISING OF THE HEEL.?

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It is for this event that the Most Holy has to be anointed again. The answer is very close by. The fires of hell are raging. It was in those raging fires that Jesus paid the debt for my sins. Scripture is right again in describing this Heavenly event as a bruising of the heel when compared to what is going on in that fire! It was they that squeezed the life out of Him and finally led to His death. It is by looking at my abandoned Saviour now and those nearby fires that I see Good Friday, Calvary’s tree, year zero! It is the study of this life and of life eternal of this most wonderful of beings , Jesus Christ. It is no wonder that I lay breathless, in wonder at what I have just seen. It has been imprinted on my Heavenly mind forever! I only come to when I hear His gentle voice and experience His gentle touch; ” it is finished!”  Your people and your Holy city are now ready for eternity!

I struggled with and rejected the concept of a second cross for a long time but that word ‘ wing ‘ kept coming back into my mind. But even though this idea of the second cross, whatever form it will be, solved many problems it introduced even more. This has only been a first round study and no doubt much more is still to be learnt. Like; If this was the final battle against evil where was the beast? Was it as simple as first cross against the beast and second cross against satan? Was it therefore assumed the beast was no longer a player?  But the main problem is to follow the stream of Jesus’s blood, and all that is available is the ten liters Jesus had when on earth around to that abomination that causes desolation and is hanging above the wing of the Heavenly temple. To do this I must find out what happens to the blood of the burnt offering.  The journey of the blood of the sin offering and the scapegoat are well established and form no problems. This is not the case of the burnt offering. It was killed. dissected, washed and presented in the fire. But what happened to its blood? With this information I should be able to finish my look at the rest of these verses.  In the meantime I intend to return to the blog proper, chapter 18 of Leviticus. Unlawful sexual relations.

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I could not set the theme any better than verses 1-5;  ‘ The Lord said to Moses, ” Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘ I am the Lord your God. You must do as they do in Egypt, where you used to live, and you must not do as they do in the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. Do not follow their practices. You must obey my laws and be careful to follow my decrees. I am the Lord your God. Keep my decrees and laws, for the man who obeys them will live by them. I am the Lord.’ ” ‘

Today many Christians worldwide are following the Trump saga in the USA. But it is of no interest to us whether Trump, Obama, Clinton, Bush, Putin or anyone else who is the president. What is of interest is firstly what anti biblical legislation they pass. As it will be our Christian duty to stand against such legislation it must contain a clause that anyone who protests against this legislation will be declared a terrorist, a criminal, a crime punishable by death.  SDA’s believe this legislation will focus on the Sabbath, I and many other Christians believe it will be an evolution- monetary combination but if Obama remains it could well be sexual perversion. Amongst his many other evils Obama seems to be the master of sexual perversion. Time will only whether those blogs that assigned the number 666 to his name were correct in doing so.

Even in tightly controlled experiments  it would be difficult to assign a number as to how much alcohol, drugs, tobacco, sexual perversion, greed and the many other satanic contributions  contribute to societies downfall today. Sexual perversion is certainly one of them and a major one at that. Destroying the individual it destroys the basic unit of society this individual belongs to, the family and thus society itself. This satanic destruction is systematic and follows very carefully satan’s guidelines. I could do no better by doing a textual analysis than you you could do by prayfully reading this chapter.

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Likewise with chapter 19, Various Laws. It should be obvious  where sacrifices and offerings were put an end of and became a commemoration of that marvelous event of Good Friday and which ones remain the laws of perpetuity because they were fulfilled by the one who wrote them. I am wondering if it is not worthwhile pausing  and going through these verse by verse just to sort things out in my mind. It is not just laws then followed by decrees it is almost as if they alternate; law- decree, law-decree. Doing this decree will help you with obeying these laws, this which is exactly what we have been told about the sin offering and which distinguished it from the burnt offering. You were never capable of doing this ( example used jumping 6,000 miles high or the burnt offering)  but had you read and obeyed my instructions you would not have done this. (  sin or guilt offering). But the aim of,this blog was never to be a Bible commentary, just to throw some light on end day events, which I with many believe are on us now. It’s chief target still remains the Book of Revelation, which unfortunately is but the summary of the whole Bible, it is about our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.It begins with His creative act and ends with the reason He did what He did. ( The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ…….)

Working my way through the various commands and regulations of chapters 20,21 and 22 a few things become obvious. There are sins for which you were excluded from God’s people and there are serious sins which bought capital punishment, stoning to death.Not one of these sins was removed from the serious sin list by Jesus. They were grave before and remained grave after the life of Jesus Christ, including homosexuality. It is also obvious that certain rules and even commands applied for the preparation of the coming of the Lord. To say that the rules that applied to the preparation for the birthday party apply after the party also is absurd, they don’t! That is not to say that they cannot be revisited and lessons learnt from them they can and it is from one of these revisitations that I still hope to find the key to unlock Daniel ( 9:24-27).

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From chapters 23 onwards we are at the nitty gritty details of the God ordained feasts which point to Good Friday, or do they? We have already seen that the wave offering is not just Good Friday but Good Friday applied for the eternities! To explain these feasts and how they point to Jesus Christ is going to take our Master 1,260 days of intensive coaching and that is when we have our Heavenly brains! On earth unfortunately they are pearl before swine. But today is Sabbath and the blessing I ask is for His Holy name to be glorified by at least turning up the pearl of Passover to see just a little bit underneath it. The beauty of humanity is that I can be presumptuous and not get struck down because I do not know any better. Actually I do know better because I have already set myself to study the Book of Hebrews which should contain these connections, but coming back to the earthly step is my Lord’s instruction.

If the Passover and the Day of Atonement are celebrating the same event, liberating God’s people from the slavery of sin then why are they celebrated almost exactly seven months apart? Does this seven month period also apply to Heavenly end days?  In the first literal Passover the Angel, Jesus Christ passed over the people who had the blood of the lamb on their door jambs, two verticals and one horizontal ( Good Fridays cross had two verticals and one horizontal beams) and killed all the first born males including the Pharaoh’s first born son reclaiming the inheritance of Egypt. There is no doubt that Jesus liberated His people from the slavery of sin by paying in full what God required. We may still have our ups and downs but that doesn’t change to fact that our salvation has been fully accomplished! 100%! So when satan brings up those doubts rebuff him! Tell him he may bring us to our knees, but he is only doing what Jesus allows him and how badly we fail does not change what Jesus passed on that amazing day! He certainly killed Pharaoh’s first born son back then and if the analogy applies the beast has also been killed and is in its death throw stages, albeit they last for nearly 3,800 years, but the result is certain!

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All three stages of the Day of Atonement, first cross, applied but only to the saints, your people. ( unintentional sin, scapegoat and burnt offering)  It works out that God has other people as well. Just because they reject Him and don’t want anything to do with Him does not stop them from being His people. As long as they are alive God’s Spirit will continue to work on them . Just because in a moment of stupidity or weakness I let my guard down and satan said ‘thank you’ and possessed me does not mean that God has given up. Whilst alive I am one of His brilliant creation, His people. The Day of Atonement is the day of reckoning for ALL of God’s people! It was on this criteria that the door of mercy slammed shut on satan and on all humanity; ‘and they did gloat’ . By not gloating but instead earnestly praying for our enemies we join forces with what God’s Holy Spirit is trying to do. We become one with Him. It is the miracle that is occurring and it is occurring to us!   It is still my belief that it is the blood of the Lamb that is the tying factor between these two events, just like it is for ever other Scriptural dilemma.

Just because I have already covered the requirements of God’s priests, does not mean that I have stopped thinking about them.You only needed one defect and that prevented you from becoming a front line member, and that defect was God given! On that ground I and I can’t remember whether I stopped counting at 82 was whether it was exhaustion or depression would be lucky to get in as a toe nail or similar appendage! But then I realised what does it matter? I am still in because I am a part of the body. I still go to Heaven! There is still a God given role for me. On the above criteria Paul should not have got to where he did either! My how things changed at the cross!

I asked as a Sabbath blessing to be shown under the pearl of the Passover connection to the Day of Atonement and as I thought about it a sick realisation came over me how wrong I had been! And it all seemed so logical at the time!

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But then I realised it was the looseness of the definition of the terms. I have always realised that there were two battles but their connection to the third, or main battle was either very poor or non existent. The answer came from the Old Testament, the literal Passover and what occurred there. Back there the main event was the Passover night. There Pharaoh agreed to release  God’s people and lost his inheritance because his first born son was killed. That was the main event, that was Good Friday’s cross that was being pointed to. The fact that Pharaoh changed his mind. massed his troops and chased the Jews became the first battle. The beast should not have changed his mind and tried to reclaim those people he had just agreed to release. He was a sitting duck and the result of the battle was a formality. It was only going to be God’s choice when he literally pulled the plug!

The second battle was a different kettle of fish, that against the Canaanites. Canaanites are different to the Egyptians in time and intent. This was not just finishing off a lot who had changed their mind, this lot were going to prevent God’s people from entering the New Jerusalem. By establishing their own wicked kingdom on earth they would prevent this new city from coming into existence as it could only do so once every trace of evil had been removed.

During His intensive teaching to His troops Jesus introduced the concept that He was going to leave them and also be separated from God. It was a concept they could not relate to even though they believed Jesus. So when it actually did happen they were totally devastated, knocked out. Knowing that and why your beloved spouse is being taken from you may cushion the knockout blow but it doesn’t stop it! That is something that those with the morality of a gutter rat will never understand!  But Jesus is gone even though we can still see Him. He has taken on the unintentional sins, but still sins set Himself up as that abomination on the wing of the Heavenly temple. Desolation is used in the true sense of the word. Devastation, barrenness, isolation there is nothing! Not only have we lost Him He alone has been cut off from God.

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We know that there has been a time decreed and the reasons for this horror at what we are looking at, but head knowledge is of little value. It only becomes of value to us when Jesus returns to us and we see the New Jerusalem descending out of Heaven! This is one battle that I desperately want to find out more about, the battle of the grapes, especially what are those angels doing and who are they? It is because of this desolation Jesus requires anointing or should that be re-anointing? What is wrong with introducing those two extra letters?  RE?

Wasn’t Jesus anointed by John the Baptist in the presence of the Holy Trinity? Wasn’t He presented through fire, the tongues of fire of the Holy Spirit and accepted by God the Father as ‘ This is my Son with Whom I am well pleased’? Didn’t Jesus accept two anointing on earth, one on His head to say I know exactly how bad this lot is and I am still willing to take them to Heaven and one on His feet to say I know exactly where I am going and it is because I love you so much is why I am doing this for you. Jesus hadn’t been hanging on the cross for hours and been delirious when He said to the woman who was anointing His feet; ‘Leave her alone, this is a beautiful thing she has done for me!’. Jesus considered it a privilege to go to the cross for us! These however were partial anointings. The Most Holy will be only anointed once and that will be by Heaven and its saints simultaneously.

God’s people were expected to commemorate the Passover and the Day of Atonement as two separate feasts even though the two are connected they are still separate entities. Their connection is fully described in the Book of Hebrews, a book of our soon studies. I would have thought that their new year would have started with the Day of Atonement, a clean slate from sin although it seem inseparable from the feast of the Passover!. Both can only exist because of what the Son has done! One is the action but the second is more than just the presentation of this action to God.

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Looking at the bewildering array of Old Testament Feasts and sacred days on pages 176 and 177 of my NIV Bible study and then looking at Hebrews (10:5,6)

‘ Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:  ” Sacrifices and offerings you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said,’ Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, O God.’ ”

I think it is time to change tack. We will still return to the earthly step but after we have looked at the rules of how the Old Testament and the New Testament are related. Both are Jesus Christ but how are they related?

HEBREWS      CHAPTER ONE

Verses 1-4; ‘ In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and various ways. But in the last days he has spoken by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things and though whom he made the universe. The son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty of heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.’

Even though I don’t have the slightest idea who wrote this book I take it as being written by Paul. If there anyone who needed the Holy Spirit to write and digest its contents it was Paul. He knew the Old Testament backwards, he knew who was its author and he knew that the consequences of not obeying were clearly spelt out inside it. Wipe out! And whenever his people drifted from its teachings that is exactly what happened to them. And right now a threat had developed, the seriousness of which threatened the existence of Judaism itself. He knew Judaism came from God Himself  and he wasn’t going to switch to this latest fad, calling itself Christianity. In fact he attributed his appearance in Heaven as one of the twelve apostles because of his faithfulness to the old system. He was convinced that God would not destroy what He Himself had given! It had already served the country for well over a millennium so why should it stop now?

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He had Scripture and countless examples of the God of creation interacting with His people. There was no need to change, in fact would be dangerous to do so. But these Scriptures that he held were also very adamant that this system was  only temporary, it was the pointer, the introduction to the permanent one which was to follow. Many comments are made about Paul’s knowledge of Scripture but if he was half as good as many make him out to be how could he mistake that apocalyptic book of Daniel? It is not the only book that points us to Christ, in fact every OT book either points you to Christ or how to go the other way. Every book is about Jesus Christ! His people, the Jews formed the core of most Christian churches and they like Paul would have found the cross over very difficult. Jesus calls the OT the things of the world and if you don’t believe Jesus about the things from this world He tells us we will not believe Him about the things from above. So it has not been a waste of time spending all that time in the OT in fact we gleaned much from it, but it is time to stretch our necks upwards and try to see things that are above. We have tried to meet the condition before doing so, we believe in the things down below.

Daniel, and much of the OT should have told Paul they were in last days. The timeline had passed through its climax , God had done what seemed  impossible and last days are just a formality. The mistake the Jews and many other people make was this person was not going to be another Samson topple all by shear strength, He was going to topple all by the sheer beauty of His nature and character. He is the creator of all those magnificent creations, He is the heir and the son of God. When referring to Jesus we could be stressing His Humanity or we could be stressing His divinity. On that final throne which we are entitled to share with Jesus but through Him we will be able to see God. Thus two occupants on the throne’; Jesus and God. Paul now has this difficult, task of raising us from the earthly to the Heavenly. Jesus is Son and Jesus is heir of all things in the universe.He also made everything in the universe and they are all His. What about the ones who don’t want to be His?  Thank you but no thank you!

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The relationship between God And Son is that radiance that you can see,  God’s glory is His Son Jesus. and the shape is faithfully reproduced. Jesus is the sustainer of His universe and if secular science calls this free energy then the universe could last for an eternity if God chooses so. The Bible calls it ‘ his powerful word’ yet humanity can make no connection between the two! Having spent time we now move to the divine; He has cleansed sin and is sitting at the right hand of the Majesty in Heaven. All sin has not been cleansed, just the ones He accepted responsibility for. ( doesn’t sound like a second cross will be required). Jews must have had a very high opinion about angels but they are but the created, He is their creator.

Verse 5; ‘ For to which of the angels did God ever say, ” You are my Son; today I have become your father.”  Or again ” I will be his Father, and he will be my son”

When dealing with fellow believers and most skeptics, who know Scripture better than most believers there is no need for references, just meaning. No doubt this is God from the OT. God always was and in the future will be the Holy Trinity, but there are times when the Trinity splits into its component parts to perform a certain function. Jesus’s first split from the Father would have been at creation; it was His creation at the start and would remain until all odds and ends had been sorted out at the end. Jesus started with a creation that was’ very good’ but when He handed it over to God for the eternities to come, it was perfect! The most obvious split that had to occur was Jesus’s time on earth. ‘ He was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead….’ Why Paul has to go to such lengths in Romans (1:4) which my NIV Bible study refers me to on page 1856

Verse 4; ‘ who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord.’

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Then the penny dropped. Slam-dunk! Using Leviticus chapter one tells us that only a small portion of the animals blood was sprinkled against the altar and the rest with the whole of the animal was burnt.  There we have cross one and two. we have already looked into cross one, year zero, as it is the central theme of the whole Bible. There we specifically noted that Good Friday, the Day of Atonement ceremony, did not consist of 9 to 12 hours of light or unintentional sins being forgiven, 12 to 2.50 the hours of darkness or intentional sin being dealt with and 2.50 to 3,00 PM hours of brilliant sunshine as the celestial hosts sang psalms and praises whilst the offering of perfection, the burnt offering was being made and being accepted by Heaven. No it was  darkness right until  the bitter end. It was only then that the burnt offering could be made. It could only be made once there was no trace of sin. It was not until 3.00 Pm that the last trace of saintly sin disappeared and it did so in two stages; 9 to 12 ( unintentional) and 12 to 3 ( intentional) but all sin was gone and Jesus offered Himself as Perfection when He went to Heaven at three o’clock. He entered Heaven taking His own blood and sat down at the right hand of the Father. The saints salvation was completed on Good Friday all we need top do now is to wait for Jesus to return to take us back with Him. And this will happen at the right time. There may have been a separation of function at creation but here is the rejoining as far as the redeemed are concerned; ‘ Today I have become your father!’ And what power was involved  and what power this became and will be for an eternity!

The problem with the above scenario was that only a small fraction of God’s creation are involved. One of satan’s greatest victories is to deceive us about how narrow that gate into Heaven is. In fact he tells us that there are any numbers of gates and you can make, tailor your own to your own liking! This is not the case and the overwhelming majority are involved in the second cross. But does it have the same three components? Unintentional, intentional and burnt?

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Well it certainly does not concern the redeemed. In fact their problems ceased to exist whilst still they were on planet earth. Providing they remained in Christ His perfection as symbolised by the burnt offering was counted as theirs. They were ready for Heaven at any moment of their lives. Yes life’s Jordan still threw up it’s obstacles and some of the falls were heavy indeed! But all we had to do was to look up towards that Man in white above the waters, stick our hand up towards Him and call ” help!”  He did not nor could He do anything else but to respond  to our call!

The intentional component of that cross is covered but not by Jesus. It is covered by the wicked themselves. They suffer for and pay the penalty for every intentional sin they committed as judged by Heaven. They with their sins are burnt into non existence. Our’s were paid for on Good Friday and the wicked paid for their own, so there is now no trace of intentional sin anywhere.

The unintentional component is more difficult. It is based on a Biblical tenet; when there is no law there is no sin. Clearly whether you know it ( intentional sin)  or whether you don’t know it ( unintentional sin) it is still sin. If Jesus now wants to hand back the creation He was given in a perfect and sinless state He is going to have to pay the price of all these unintentional sins himself, only then can a sinless state exist. The final mop up includes mopping up unintentional sin.

As the blood of Christ is priceless and contains all known and unknown components of perfection before anyone can receive any of these benefits, some of that blood must leave Jesus’s holy body. ” Without blood there can be no remission of sins” is a basic Biblical tenet.  Question: Is the blood of Jesus involved in the cleansing of all of these unintentional sins?

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Answer; The blood of Jesus is involved in the remission of these sins. Question; How and where does the blood of Jesus get involved? Answer; Jesus in the second cross hangs (?) on the wing of the temple. Question; How does this atone for unintentional sins of the wicked? Answer; The wing of the temple was where the ” excess” blood  from the sin sacrifice finished up. After it had been used for all those atoning functions what was left over was thrown against the base of the altar and finished up on the wing of the temple. Question; How is this tied to the second cross? Answer; The ” excess” blood of Jesus at 4 o’clock on Good Friday when the soldier opened up the side of Jesus was thrown against the cross or the altar.It is above this atoning blood that Jesus now hangs and is what is responsible for the remissions of any remaining Unintentional sins. When completed there will be no trace of any sin anywhere and Jesus as the burnt offering will now represent perfection of the eternities.

The blood of Jesus does not come in ampules labelled as ‘ for atonement’ or ‘ life in this batch’ . In Heaven we don’t get the atonement batch and told ‘ this lot is just to tide you over for 1,800 years until the life giving one is applied to your foreheads. If anyone quizzes you just tell them you have received your first shot already. It is not like that!  Those robes of Christ’s righteousness we were given on entry into Heaven were perfect when woven but became sin stained during the forty days that Jesus spent on sinful planet earth before His ascension into Heaven. It was that earthly defilement that we were washing that is recorded in ‘ they have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb”.  But which blood do we have applied to us in our inauguration some 1,800 years after our arrival in Heaven? Our inauguration into perfection and the eternities to come?

A separation within the Godhead occurred at creation and became very marked soon after as Jesus’s creation veered badly away from God.

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The two were rejoined together when ‘ today I have become’  and they will remain that way through the eternities as they occupy one throne. We have followed the blood stream before and this just completes the circle by including what was thrown against the altar at four o’clock on Good Friday. My request of the Lord was to be shown something above and that answer has come encased from the earthly step; the burnt offering.

The idea of a second cross is fascinating and novel particularly if this was a part of the Scripture that was closed since at least Daniel’s time.It  must be there for the sake of the foolish virgins and all in the Great Tribulation as the saints were always going to be in Heaven when it was opened. The fact that He went back to the cross a second time does not change the amount of suffering Jesus went through, it just spreads it out over two occasions. That may be one of the reasons He did it. On the first cross He gave all and only just made it over the line. Had He included the unintentional sins of the wicked, who for better or worse were still a part of His creation He may not have made it! Jesus’s divinity was never the problem His humanity was, and one problem of humanity is that it is limited. If there are 700 million redeemed, saints in Heaven and they committed 700 billion intentional sins and 1,400 billion unintentional sins and the 14 billion wicked committed 14 trillion unintentional sins then they become the penalty Jesus has to pay, be that over the number of sessions He chooses. He also obviously had to go through 700 million deaths.

Jesus seems to have chosen two sessions and the demarcation is very clear; one involved the saints and the other involved the rest or wicked. But is it just a coincidence  that the saints redemption involved the beast and the wicked destruction involved the devil? Certainly satan and evil are synonymous. Every being at death is given the choice of which domain they want to enter; is it Jesus’s domain or satan’s domain? The default value is satan’s domain and that is where most finish up.

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When the wicked are resurrected at the end of the millennium they go straight into satan’s domain. The beast at this stage is still alive and kicking but he shows no interest in them and they in him. They do not respond to his call for battle neither is he interested in marking them with his mark. By the time we get to the second cross he has already been thrown into hell and cannot be a part of this second cross battle even if he wants to be. It is purely and simply just satan and those who died in his domain, the wicked. On the earthly step this is called the battle against the Canaanites who are trying to stop God’s people from entering the promised land.

The battle of the beast on the first cross is more complex. I use the beast of evil within me with two legs, a lot of mes together, a nation and nations combined, united nations of UN interchangeably. So there is no such thing as a ‘good’ UN. This would mean no beast present because it is made up of ‘good’ nations with no beast which in turn are made up of ‘good’ mes with no beast. There is no such thing alive today but will appear on two occasions in the future including the very last battle. This could be symbolised by me in the baptismal font, underwater. The beast within me dies momentarily and I momentarily become one with God. Unfortunately this moment is short lived and the beast comes back to life as soon as I resurface. The only righteousness I claim comes from my union with Christ, His perfection.

On the first cross the beast had its feet crushed and thrown into the fire but the rest of the evil edifice did not collapse. If that cannot be counted as the beast not dying then it was only one step away form dying and Jesus resuscitated it. It had to be death because Jesus’s people were momentarily rejoined to God. The evil beast within them was dead. It had caused all the problems up to now and without the evil within satan has no fires to feed. He is powerless. The beast within us arose and is certainly active today. So when and how is this beast within us killed?

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There is going to be a battle of the beast and the rider of the white horse, called the harvest battle, but that is only the wicked living battle. They have their own battle and own judgment. What about the beast within the saints? It was certainly pulled out of the fire and resurrected. Could a return to the earthly step be of any help?

There are two distinct battles in Heaven; the beast, the living wicked, the harvest. Egyptians and the second battle against satan, the risen dead wicked, the grapes or Canaanites. Yes the Egyptians did give God’s people a really hard time, yes He did rescue them from slavery, yes He did reclaim their inheritance and when they did change their minds and wanted to recapture the Israelites back into captivity. He allowed the water to rush in and drown them. But God’s people still have the beast within them right until their last breath. They have in their favour the fact they chose to wake up in Jesus’s domain. That evil is still there.

When they awake they are covered with Christ’s robe of righteousness. This may prevent that evil from ever surfacing but it is still there. It is only by seeing at first hand what that evil has done to their beloved Saviour is what kills that evil. Now the probability of evil does not exist because the possibility of evil does not exist. If this is not the main function of the second cross then it certainly is one of them!

On the first cross it was not just Jesus Who went to hell and back but it was also His Heavenly host, and it was not for their sins that this suffering occurred. Their experience may have been responsible for the battle of the beast within. So the redeemed also experience hell watching as their Jesus is separated from them and nearby hell’s fires and it is not for their own sins that this particular suffering occurred. But this battle could well be responsible for the battle of the beast within. With the possibility of sin removed and therefore also its probability we can truly say that transgression has been finished and sin ended.

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We still look forward to the anointing of the Most Holy. We are also not told that that satan will surround and destroy the city with an army of seven billion troops. He does organise and bring enough to tear down the walls. destroy the streets and buildings with his focus being the sanctuary. There is pandemonium indeed on that last day. It may even be Cane whose brother was Abel, who leads the contingent that is responsible for destroying the sanctuary. But the end will come like a flood when that winepress is finally squeezed!

We have spent some time on Ps (2:7)   ‘………today I have become your Father’. That relationship occurred at the first cross but is now fully realised at the second cross when Father and Son occupy the same throne. Wickedness has been atoned for in full  and everlasting righteousness can now result! Amen!. We have had a brief peek under this psalm but none yet under the following verse; I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”. I wonder how Jesus would have explained this verse in His Heavenly tutorials of those 1,260 days. What depth and beauty He would have extracted from these verses?  It is only very recently that I have made that connection between Daniel and Revelation. The Book of Revelation is an open book and even though it holds the keys to the closed Book of Daniel it is very careful not to use them. They will be used in end times and if these are indeed end times many blogs like this one will appear trying to turn those keys.

The flood of ideas from these two battles has been overwhelming but under this new light I should be able to organise them better when I return to the relevant sections of Revelation and Daniel. Present aim remains to look at the rules connecting earthly sacrifices to the Heavenly ones.

Verses 6,7; ‘ And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world he says, ” Let all God’s angels worship him.”  In speaking of the angels he says, ” He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire”. ‘

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From this it appears that the angelic hosts only have limited access to earth and that is with God’s permission. Jesus appeared on planet earth in human form on a number of occasions but only once as a baby. His adoring fans, some of the angelic hosts were allowed to come with Him on His arrival. There was only so much room above those hills and sky which they filled. So when when God allowed Jesus to be born on earth He was accompanied by hosts of worshiping angels. That is not to mention the ones left behind in Heaven!

When Adam and Eve sinned they did not just choose evil’s territory for themselves and their offspring, they also handed the forces of nature over to satan and the beast, forces of which they have taken advantage of and will do so in the future. The two common forces here referred to are wind and lightning are ultimately under the control  of Heaven and its angels so should have no fears. Those storms always bring life refreshing showers and those complex atmospheric reactions food for life.

Verses 8,9; ‘ But about the Son he says, ” Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefor God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” ‘

If you want to summarise the above two verses they would be, ‘ the Bible’. Jesus is divine, Jesus is God and His throne in the New Jerusalem of eternity will last for ever and ever. His scepter of righteousness was displayed in His kingdom on earth on Good Friday  and will and will be fully exposed after all wickedness has been removed! And He did what He did with joy. There would be a hiccup during 7,777 and a bit of rotations of planet earth around the sun but that is but nought when compared to eternity. The oil of joy was made of a number of components, love and grace being dominant but the label on the jar was ” righteousness”.

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Verses 10,11; ‘ He also says, ” In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain;  they will wear out like a garment.” ‘

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth sounds fairly similar but like all Scripture there is far more to it than meets the eye. In His first act of creation Jesus was limited by the possibility of sin, which did eventuate and did lead to the wearing out of the heavens and earth. There are no such limitations the second time around. The old world did not fail because Jesus used second hand or inferior materials and elements. He  will use the same ones in the new creation. In the old world He first made time ( beginning, t=0) and heavens, ( space) or a space-time diaphragm. On this diaphragm  He then placed the earth. This diaphragm had the property of perpetuity had no sin existed. It was the presence of sin that caused it to wear out and perish. As this same diaphragm will be again created and used we know that the time intervals will be the same, ensuring a continuation of the Sabbath and that Heavenly units of distance will be the same as ours. So these foundations of the earth, the space-time diaphragm on which the world now sits are being destroyed  and worn out. It may also be that the earth’s foundations which sit on this diaphragm are also being worn out necessitating their replacements and the whole earth as well. Right throughout this chapter so far it is the Divinity of Christ that is being stressed. It is also consoling to know that the failure that occurred in the Garden of Eden could in no way be attributed to Heaven’s shortcomings.

Verses 12-14; ‘ You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end,”  To which of the angels did God ever say, ” Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” Are they not all angels  ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation” ‘.

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Well Jesus was certainly not sitting at God’s right hand on the first Good Friday. He was in hell where He took your suffering for you so that you did not have to suffer and your death so that you did not have to die. Even on the second cross where He did not die as the wicked suffer their own death nor did He have to shed any blood as He hung over the wing of the temple where His atoning blood had already been spilled. The horror of seeing their Jesus away from God and away from them and near the furnace of hell penetrated deeply into the saints beings and killed off the propensity of sin. Sin was now not only improbable but impossible. So this event had accomplished many things including killing the heavenly beast. But it is only in the judgment of the living wicked which is done by God the Father, with Jesus looking on where we can say that Jesus sat at God’s right hand  and watched His enemies being put under His feet, being conquered. The details of what occurred in those last two battles are still a mystery even though they are recorded, particularly in Revelation chapter fourteen, and with which the present struggle continues.

After Jesus went back to Heaven not only was He able to send back His Holy Spirit to be available for all the role of the angels also changed. They became ministering spirits available to serve those who will inherit salvation and salvation only became available because of Good Friday. Salvation was now no longer a hypothetical proposition, it was now a reality. Satan is the master of lies and one of his greatest  is that he does not exist. Sadly today many parents and grandparents will not agree.  His modem operandi is through the word ” moderation”. Of course alcohol, drugs, nicotine, pornography, homosexuality and much worse are okay providing they are done in moderation. The door does not have to be opened wide  for satan to enter, it just has to be opened and once in he fill fight tooth and claw to keep God’s ministering angels at bay. So our prayers should not be directed at these angels but at Jesus Who will firstly clear a path for their ministering.

If there is only one satan then that mean there can only be  one demon possessed person on the earth?

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He enters and leaves one of his cohorts behind. These evil things will only be inactive during the millennium when its master will be in the abyss. Today they receive constant instruction and society through the wonderful fields of psychology and psychiatry have the symptoms covered by wonderful diagnosis and medications, good enough to cover the guilt consciences of parents and grandparents. It was us who failed, it is us who are responsible because we fell for that most wonderful of misnomers; ” moderation”.  We just did not pray ‘enough’; intensity, trust, faith and any other Divine qualities.

The above is not just rhetoric it is reality. The most wonderful and beautiful person I have Known in my life is my mother in law. Yes I did tell her that and gave my reasons why. She was the glue of the family as she was the prayer of the family. Her sleepless nights were not wasted. Her faith was the one I now deride and reject almost in its entirety; the Roman Catholic faith. As she was a Polish Catholic she saw this faith in action, worts and all, and worts there were many, but despite all these she retained her faith. She lived according to the light that was given her and her many prayers benefited our family handsomely. When she died I immediately felt that gaping hole and with her daughter we tried to fill it, but history tells me that it was not enough! The wheels fell off but with constant prayer much has been restored. Much still remains to be restored. Satan may have many faults but tenacity is not one of them. When Jesus called ” Mine ” in those fires of hell had satan been there you can be quite sure he would have called ” Mine and over my dead body!’. But he was not there, his hell was still distant. But if it wasn’t that thing we call satan that replied then who was it? What did he/it look like?

The foundations that the earth sits on, the garment, time- space diaphragm and earth’s own foundation which sit on this diaphragm are forever corroding and eroding and would have spontaneously disintegrated given time, evil could not last forever, but will not be given the chance to do so. God will role them up like a robe.

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Chapter 2 verses 1-3: ‘ We must pay careful attention therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received it just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore such a great salvation. This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.’

Apparently the angelic host accompanied God’s servants in delivering major messages. This would certainly add authenticity, The giving of the ten commandments had Heavenly signs. This message was brought by God’s own Son. If disobedience to the lesser message of the angels brought just punishment the disobedience to the greater message of salvation by Jesus will bring far harsher punishment. The person who wrote this book had to have a good standing with the community and he/she relied on it. That is a pretty big step; from the earthly to the Heavenly, from sacrifices to the One they all pointed to!

Verses 4-9; ‘ God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. It is not to angels that he has subjected the world to come, about which we are speaking. But there is a place where someone has testified:  ” What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a  little lower than the angels, you crowned him with glory and honour and put everything under his feet.”  In putting everything under him, God left nothing that is subject to him. Yet at present we do not see everything subject to him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honour because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

Amen! This is basic Christianity, this is basic gospel.

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It is all about our wondrous Jesus! The earthly step, mostly the Old Testament with its sacrifices and law pointing to and being fulfilled by Jesus on the Cross for which He received a crown for to be worn in the old Heaven and on into the New Heaven! The really amazing thing that I find is that the One Who is all and all is in Him could allow Himself to be made a little lower than His angels, His servants! But then again he did kneel at His apostles feet as well! Jehovah’s Witnesses and others who claim Jesus could not be God because He was  a created Being have missed the nature of the Jehovah they claim to worship. This clanger leads them to accepting the next clanger, evolution which already been covered. What is next? Eternal hell? Maryology?Veneration of saints? Anything to take your attention away from Jesus!

Verses 10-14; ‘  In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering. Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. He says, ” I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises”. And again, ” I will put my trust in him”. And again he says, “Here I am and the children God has given me”. Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death– that is the devil.’

So far the best summary I could come up with in this blog, Hebrews; (2:10,14). Christ’s humanity, salvation, suffering, death and satan, all issues where some attempt has been made to cover them. Providing Christ is the answer to any question I ask I have no problem with pursuing that question further. Take suffering and pain ( but only taken away in Heaven itself). Wonderful therapy reading and writing about it providing that stabbing pain from wherever it is coming is not over riding the ability to think. Its the sugar daddy story and is answered in one of the oldest and longest books of the Bible, Job.

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Sadly many parents and grandparents know today that things are fine providing they are providing their siblings with sugar. But once they stop being sugar daddys their siblings would not know them from a bar of soap. And that is the issue that God has to address; do you want to be with Me because I am a sugar daddy or do want to find out why I suffered six hours of extreme torture and your death for you? Do you want to be with me because of My love for you? To be on satan’s radar means that I must be doing something that he disapproves of, I must be doing something the Lord wants me to do. Very encouraging!  His trial falls flat on his face when he realises that I realise that not only Jesus has allowed this trial but Jesus is actually suffering with me! That is the degree of unity that was attained at three o’clock on Good Friday! We are one and His righteousness is why I am Heaven bound. But as already pointed out that our earthly suffering, including putting any part of our body into a sulphur flame cannot compare to those dark hours of the cross; Jesus suffering for intentional sin. He had to plead ” guilty ” to each time that the charge was read out, ” That You did spit in My Holy face and deliberately break off our relationship! ” And pleading guilty for the trillionth and some time was no easier than pleading the first time!

The destruction of satan who has the power over death is an interesting one. If Paul is the author of Hebrews then did he know about the second cross? Actually it seems as it was Peter who was shown the history of time when they were all in Heaven. Did Peter know about the second cross? We know the one who wrote these words, Daniel, did not know because when he wanted to find out he was told  that this part was closed. Both Peter and Paul knew that neither satan nor death were destroyed on Good Friday, neither are they today. This event is one of the future and which we are studying now. There was no point in presenting the second cross when the entrance to this gate was going to be spurned, the first cross.

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The simplicity of the Bible is that there is only one true religion. It is Christ alone and not Christ and something else. There are many  ‘isms’, including atheism and ‘ologies ‘ but when you check back in their evolutionary tree the main stem is satan, their roots. We already know from our studies that Heaven will do a lengthy, almost 1,800 year, study of this tree and we are also told of the ‘hell’ criteria; ‘and they cursed God and refused to repent’. This criteria satisfies the saints and they no longer hold onto any of the members of their tribe that was left behind.

Verses 15-18; ‘  and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. For surely it is not the angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself suffered  when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted’.

Abraham’s descendants have been given Christ’s robe of righteousness on arrival in Heaven. They know it is perfect and with that robe nothing bad can ever happen to them, ever! But they also know what has just arrived in Heaven and what this robe is covering. On arrival they immediately checked where the master of the ceremony was and how long it would take him to get to them. Their first burst of unchristianity was to ask for the soul next to them to have their wedding clothes checked as this would give them another fraction of a second longer in Heaven before they were cast out. They had taken problems into Heaven. It is they who are on the center stage when that final act of the cross is played out. It is the beast within that is killed and the fear of death is removed. It is what has happened under that robe that now allows us to dissipate any underlying fear of death.We are now as certain as Jesus Christ! No sin anywhere, intentional or unintentional, no source of sin, internal or external no possibility or probability of sin, just perfection with our loving Saviour.

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What about our High Priest, isn’t that what it is all supposed to be about? It is. If the readers of this blog are getting half as much out of it as I am then it has been worthwhile indeed. Firstly going back to the devil in verse 14 ‘ by his death he might destroy him’. Correct! Satan was not destroyed at Jesus’s death on Good Friday; but it will happen. All this is for ABRAHAM’S descendants. God’s people ancestry is being locked in. It is going to be one of Eve’s seeds that still has to crush satan’s head but in return will have his heel bruised. Those who take this event as Good Friday are wrong because it was Jesus who had His head crushed and nothing happened to satan other than being thrown back and confined to earth.  What about verse 17 that Jesus might become our High Priest and might make atonement for our sins?

If Paul penned these words in the year 60 AD or whenever Calvary’s tree had long ago occurred. The tense of the verbs defines ‘ he had to be like his brothers’ that is at birth. At birth then and afterwards he might be merciful, faithful High Priest and might make atonement for the sins of his people. Clearly this happened at the cross some thirty three years later on the cross when Jesus died , was resurrected and taken to Heaven. He did this as High Priest taking His precious blood with Him.

But this is where our problems begin. Jesus our High Priest arriving in Heaven with His blood. In the Day of Atonement ceremony the sacrificial lamb had already been killed, ( yes Jesus had already died on the cross) and the first thing that happened with that blood was that the High Priest took it into the Most Holy Place  for the purpose of cleansing it from sin. So Jesus arrived in Heaven with His Holy blood for the purpose of cleansing it from sin if we use the earthly analogy. Is this the start of the ceremony or the end? I will leave the answer for you to think about. I think it is answered if you can tell me when was the burnt offering actually made? But this book has much more to say about the blood. [ major crash, I think system tried to update during blog]

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Chapter Three verses 1-5; ‘ Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the Heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus was found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future.’

There is much more being compared here than just Moses and Jesus, created and creator. We have to look back at this earthly step not because it is any longer valid but because what Moses was testifying to and would be said in the future. We are not told to fix our thoughts on Moses but on Jesus as our Heavenly appointed High Priest. Just like David was very far from perfect, so was Moses, so are we. God doesn’t just forgive our sins on request He forgets them. Blessed amnesia! If God has forgotten them then so should we! He does not have to either forgive or forget Jesus’s sin; He had none! It was Jesus Who said what  would be said in the future and He i turn relied and expanded on what faithful Moses testified.

Verses 5-11: ‘ But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast. So, as the Holy Spirit says: ” Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me and for forty years saw what I did. That is why I was angry with that generation, and I said, ‘ Their hearts are always going astray, and they have not known my ways. So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘ They shall never enter my rest’. ”  ‘.

If this was a commentary on the Book of Hebrews it would be the shortest one available. It certainly will not be a waste of time returning to it. It all seems so obvious to me which means I am missing the key which locks in the Old Testament with the new. How the old sacrificial system pointed to Calvary’s tree and beyond.

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Verses 12-18; ‘ See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We may have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. As has just been said: ” Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.”. Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned , whose bodies fell in the desert? And to whom did God swear that they would enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see  that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.’

Just as I think I am about to put my finger on the pulse. it all seems to get away. Here we have Moses leading well over two million people into the desert and out of that only a handful are saved and go onto the promised land. More than 99.9% are lost! Incredible!  It could not be because they did not believe. They were in Egypt and saw the ten plagues including the striking down of the first born. They watched in horror as the Egyptians followed them into the dried bed of the Red Sea and howled out to God to save them! They watched as the waters returned and as their enemies died. Their unbelief certainly did not come from ancient history! It came from future history, faith and from sin, unrepentant.

So it is today. There are many millions of God’s people who have been redeemed by Jesus on that cross. They are all counted as pure faith, virgins and they believe that Jesus redeemed them by dying on the cross. Their problem like Moses’s lot in the desert is not ancient history it is future history, faith and unrepentant sins. But surely 99>9% are not going to be excluded from the trip onto the promised land? As stated many times in this blog that the numbers are corrected in the New Testament to 50/50. Half the church is wise and half are foolish. That is still an incredibly high number!

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All that it proves it that as soon as you make the slightest move towards Jesus you are counted as in. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a ‘ stationary’ Christian. The Holy Spirit interacts with you all the time and if you respond its upwards and if you don’t respond its downward! It also shows that God would prefer to have noone in His kingdom that to have people who only part obey Him, who want to correct Him, who want to do their own things. The specific problem with that lot in the desert was they did not believe  God’s servants, the spies, that God was powerful enough to take the promised land and give to them. They disbelieved the Word of God. And so it is for the most today! So we must  not have a sinful, unbelieving heart!  Jesus saw almost 2,000 years ago, each time we would put our hands on His head and confess our sins to Him. He accepted each sin readily and each was burnt into oblivion. The path to believing has been cleared! Trump may be in but that does not mean that ‘TODAY’  will last forever.

Chapter 4 Verses 1-3; ‘ Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them , because they did not combine it with faith. Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, ” So I declared on oath in my anger , ‘ they shall never enter my rest’ “.  And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world’.

The harsh judgment I make mostly on Islam and Roman Catholicism is against the institution itself. It does not mean that they are all demons but that they are carrying out the demons work. They are demons if they know what they are doing but many do so unintentionally. God alone, and thankfully judges whether they are living up to the light that is given. God rarely knocks people over with brilliant flashes of light whilst we are on the road to Damascus! The NIV Bible study does not appear to be using these texts to justify the removal and alteration of the fourth commandment, the Sabbath Day.

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The fact that most Christians used this text for the abolishing of the Holy Day and do so no longer only proves they were living according to the light shown them and have moved on with the extra light. Progressive revelation!. That is all Heaven expects from us.

Heaven is not really a place of rest. There is no night, just continual activity during the constant daylight. We wouldn’t want it any other way! All those people in our immediate family, our tribe net alone all those other families whose cloaks of perfection we have to study and be able to recognise from any distance!  But what we all have in common is our desire for our intense study of our Lord whom we have seen as what He was; on Good Friday. This was the effect but we now seek the cause of what Made Him do what He did! The flood  gates for the thirst for knowledge have been opened!  The verses themselves would pose a major problem if they were not qualified by ” faith” . Entry into the promised land was not accomplished until 4,000 years after the creation of the world, on Good Friday. If faith was supposed to carry them through those 4,000 years now that it has actually happened how much more will it be held against us who do not believe! If the Sabbath was why we stopped and looked forward to this beautiful day how much more should it be that we now use this day to look back at it and see what was accomplished and in faith now look forward to Jesus coming to get us. No work, no actions, no deeds He has done it all! What is now required is faith and wait!

Verses 4-11; ‘ For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: ” And on the seventh day God rested from all his work”. And again in the passage above he says, ” they shall never enter into my rest.” It remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. Therefore God again set a certain day, calling  it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: ” Today, if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts.”

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‘ For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken later about another day. There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God: for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just like God did from his. Let us, therefore,  make every effort to enter that rest, so that noone will fall by following their example of disobedience.’

By now the confusion is extreme and whenever that happens it is best to list the   ” errors” in the Bible and then knowing there are no errors in the Bible, go back and correct the real errors, ours: 1; God rested from His work right back in the first week of creation, having completed it; wrong! The major part of God’s work still lay ahead on Good Friday. 2; The gospel was taught to the OT people of Joshua/ Canaan times. wrong! There is no mention of Jesus at this time and even more than a thousand later with Jesus’s ministry they still had no idea about the gospel. Jesus told them to go back to Moses’s bronze snake in the desert! 3; The issue of the Garden of Eden Sabbath was obedience/ disobedience, not of salvation. 4; The voice calling ‘Today,” is about another day. wrong, the Edenic Sabbath was one of perpetuity and did not change. 5; The Jews were very strict with their Sabbath keeping and could not have missed the boat especially under Joshua. 6; Edenic Sabbath was about obedience, not belief! As I continued to list those ‘ alleged ‘ errors they became more and more absurd until I realised that there were no errors at all, this Scripture relates to the original  Edenic Sabbath.

The topic of the original Edenic Sabbath and obedience is something that I have no known aversions to. But this time this probably first Sabbath ever is followed through to the first Sabbath of eternity where obedience is no longer an issue. Sin is not a probability because it is not a possibility. The beast within the last  batch of arrivals is dead and with no possibility of internal or external sin and all sins ever committed being accounted for only perfection remains. It is this transaction from first to first Sabbaths via the road over Mount Calvary that is being followed.

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The first Sabbath was celebrated between God, Adam and Eve and the angelic hosts. It was so stunningly beautiful twenty four time slot  that even the angelic hosts were speechless and breathless. The ‘problem’ was that it was celebrated in a world that was ‘very good’ whereas the first Sabbath of the eternity will be celebrated in a world that is perfect. There were no robots in Heaven playing endless praises to God; they all had a free will and had a choice to obey or disobey God. Even Lucifer had no choice but to fall over in worship during this time such was not just the creation itself but the design and designer of it. When Jesus refused his request to be able to do the same thing  Lucifer decided on rebellion, he would take as many angels with him as possible. Nothing was possible whilst they kept this Sabbath Day holy. How could anyone even think about rebelling against such a wonderful and powerful God? He was going to have to take this Sabbath out of play. He used pretty well the same techniques as he uses today; don’t listen to His Word and say that this creation just appeared out of nothing and created itself; evolution!  Sounds familiar but was effective then and is effective today.

God’s works of creation were finished by the sixth day, all of them. God already knew of the rebellion both in Heaven and on earth and made a contingency plan to cope with these rebellions. This plan was to be put into place some time in the future, but it was there. It involved doing what God required of His beings but they were incapable of doing it themselves. It would be His obedience and how He took on the consequences of humanities sin that would be presented before God. It would be the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ which would not only be presented to God as the solution for humanities problems but also the problems of  His creation which suffered as a result of that sin. So the solution was to change our obedience to His obedience and have faith that He would perform such a magnanimous act for such undeserving recipients!

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It is the study of this magnanimous act that is the subject of this blog; what it set out to accomplish and what it did not. It is the transfer of inability of obedience to His finished work. This includes everything including our salvation. This plan of Good Friday’s tree does it all! ( that includes you if you count yourself as saved) Only the saved were  included in this plan, the wicked would be sorted out later.

The first gospel was taught to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and they anxiously waited for one of Eve’s seeds to come and crush satan’s head but such was not to be for a long time yet. Because Calvary’s tree was going to be such an unbelievable act of love God chose, such a brilliant light, God chose to shine a lesser light first; an introduction. This was the sacrificial system which we are now studying. This is all that His people could cope with and this was counted as the Gospel truth!  It did change with some difficulty after Good Friday.

Because of Good Friday the rest that we enter now is a Sabbath rest. It is both daily and eternal. It is daily because it is really the Sabbath Day of eternity. As wonderful and beautiful as the first Sabbath in Eden was it cannot hold a candle on the Sabbath of the New Jerusalem. One major difference being the first was adoration of our creator but the second was adoration of Christ our creator and redeemer! The possibility of sin greatly hampered God in what He could reveal of Himself. there are no such limitations in this New Heaven. The fact that this new Sabbath is rest and no effort is literal. After an intensive week of preparation on a certain aspect of God, the Sabbath literally hits us with its stunning beauty! We just  absorb it! The only reason we know after whether we have been standing or sitting or lying down is because once it has finished we have to get ourselves together for the next time! It is a time of true rest indeed! In the full presence of our Lord Who can only now display the true nature of Himself.

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This remains as the Sabbath rest of God’s people and once it starts it will never stop, never! Verse 11 is most interesting in that it tells us what to do and what not to do; make every attempt to enter that rest but DON”T fall by following their example of disobedience. They only lived in the shadows, of sin in the preparation, introduction, the prelude to the real thing. Yes the Book of Hebrews is out with the old and in with the new. Out of the shadows and into that brilliant Sonshine! It is now no longer your disobedience that matters it is His obedience is all that counts now! By accepting Jesus and His perfect life, death and resurrection our disobedience is replaced with His obedience and our garbage is thrown into the fires of hell! Never to be seen or heard of ever again!

Nowhere in the above text does it even hint that the Sabbath was changed from Saturday to Sunday. But has it been done away with because we have entered into God’s rest; His plan of salvation and how it was accomplished? Has only the fourth commandment been done away with, what about the other nine?  We try, we can’t obey any of them but rest assured that Jesus has! We certainly don’t intentionally go around spitting in the Holy face of our Saviour! Our disobedience has been converted into His obedience if we so wish.

Verses 12-14; ‘ For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.’

This is the sword that is used in both the battle of the harvest, the one against the beast and also in the battle of the grapes, the one against satan and external evil. It is the thoroughness with which this double-edged sword is used that makes it so unique.  There is not one trace of evil, at any level, that survives! No wonder Jesus can now show Himself in all His wondrous glory. Only perfection is left behind! Such is the Word of God!

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Verses 14-16; ‘ Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.’

We must be very careful when dealing with the term ‘high priest’ . Is it the earthly one who presided over the sacrificial system or the Heavenly One Who has gone through the Heavens , Jesus the Son of God. We are trying to follow this Jesus to and on His cross. It would be surprising if we worked out some of the mechanisms involved and much more likely we got them all wrong. It is not by knowing the mechanisms, the hows of the cross by which we are saved but by believing and trusting in the final result. IT IS FINISHED! We believe and trust that with our last breath, whenever that will come, is the doorway into Heaven. The first thing we will see when we wake up will be Jesus Himself come to take us to Heaven!  It was because of their unbelief that God could get them into the promised land  that the Jews were turned away all headed back into the desert where most died. Because of their unbelief they were not allowed to enter the promised land.  This book gives us that warning not to make that same mistake!

Jesus our High Priest was similar to us in so many ways and lived a life more austere than most. But one of the major differences was that He did not have the beast within. If He did there would be no point in calling ‘mine! ‘ for your soul as you already had the beast. From beast to beast makes no sense. When He called ‘Mine! ‘ , from the fires of hell,for your soul He tore you away from the beast to be a part with Him in Heaven! You now belong to Him! So we only really become more like Him in Heaven when the beast within us dies as it has been suggested occurs at the second cross.

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With no beast, sin was not an option to Jesus, neither is it to us in Heaven.  We cannot, nor do we want to disobey God, neither could Jesus. The thought of sin, disobedience was repulsive, abhorrent, nauseating to Jesus. There was only one way and that was God’s way!  Even if that meant following that path to Mount Calvary and being God He was the One Who formulated this solution!  The reasons behind this solution form part of the twelve fruits we eat for the eternities to come as we eat and digest from that tree of life.

The fact that that Jesus’s human body did not have the beast suggests  that it is passed down through the male gene originating right back the Adam, the first person to commit intentional sin. If it had been the other way around , Eve intentional and Adam unintentional raises many theological questions. But we are getting near that point where we are going to have to play our hand and call the spade a spade if that is what it really is. But there are two things that this book has taught me so far; there is only one way and that is God’s way and it is only through Jesus that we can do it God’s way. Only He met all of God’s requirements to accomplish our salvation and obeyed all of God’s requirements, not just the ten commandments. Through Him we can approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we can receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. The second thing is that just because you have accepted Christ does not mean you will  be isolated from satan’s spears. You will not, in fact he will probably double his attacks and the fact that he scores with monotonous regularity doesn’t change what victory Jesus won for each of His saints way back on Good Friday on Mount Calvary.

We are about to start focusing on satan and the last battles, particularly the last verse of Daniel chapter  nine where two desolations are declared; the city and the cross. After the first cross the city was not destroyed until some thirty years and this may well be a partial fulfillment of this prophecy. But the text suggests the city desolation occurs before the cross. The other aspect is why does Christianity today claim that it is satan’s world when clearly it is not and never has been!

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Some revision first. The first temple lay in relative ruins  for about two thousand years after its destruction by the Romans  in 70 AD. It was not completely destroyed, as in every stone was thrown off another, until forty five days before Jesus’s second coming by that abomination that caused that isolation. Not that long into the millennium the beast, minus the dragon, allowed it and many other temples to be rebuilt in Jerusalem. There was something strange about this third temple by now. probably its position because of the violent down throw of the previous temple, as John could only identify it by measuring it and counting its worshipers. This third temple was again destroyed by an earthquake and Daniel tells us it was rebuilt over  a forty nine year period and a four hundred and ninety period until our Lord comes again. But this time when He comes the city and sanctuary will again be in desolation. The ruler of the people, at this time there in only satan left, come and pulverize the city. Satan at this time could have in the order of seven billion wicked dead with him but he only sends in a small number to destroy the city and they then pullback with the rest of the wicked dead.

It is of interest to note that even at this very last stage satan cannot claim the earth as his. The inhabitants, the wicked dead yes but not the earth even though he is the only force of evil alive at this stage. On Good Friday Jesus redeemed His people from Egyptian slavery but He also killed the firstborn son of Pharaoh. He had won back Egypt, temporarily at least. When resurrected the beast claimed back the earth but now that the battle of the beast is over the land once again becomes Jesus’s inheritance. Satan had no call over the earth at any stage. It now belongs to Jesus and He is coming back to it even if He first has to destroy this sinful version and build another in its place, a sinless version.

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Chapter 5 verses 1-6; ‘  Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in maters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God, just as Aaron was. So Christ did not take upon himself the glory of becoming a high priest..But God said to him, ” You are my Son; today I have become your Father.” And he says in another place, ” You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

The problem with humanities relationship to God, to Divinity is that He is so high and we are so low. The distance between the two is infinite and not just a one with trillion zeros of miles after it, never the twain shall meet!  Since we cannot make the first move it has to be up to God to send someone who is a billion miles above earth to act as an intermediary. That may still be a bit high but at least  we could see him with powerful telescopes and relay our feelings to him and then he could pass them on that remaining infinite distance! And when God had to communicate with us He could speak down to this being who would translate the divine message into language we could understand and pass it down to us. The good news is that there is such an intermediary and he was chosen by God Himself. His name is Jesus Christ! He came from far up above , He is the Son of God and He came down low enough to walk and sleep on this earth!

Verses 7-10; ‘ During the days of Jesus’s life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and was heard because of his reverent submission.  Although he was a son, he learnt obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek. ‘

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Many an encyclopedia have been written about the dual nature of Jesus Christ. The gospels are about it. And here is not the place for such a discussion. He was fully human, He was fully Divine, if He did not meet either of these requirements then the message of salvation is meaningless, mumbo-jumbo. If He was not Divine then His blood did not have Divine power to restore us to God.  It did not fall from high enough. If He was not fully human then His blood did not reach low enough to wash us human beings. He had to be both. The learning, the suffering and the perfection are all part of the one process. He was always obedient, He could do nothing but be obedient, there was no beast of evil of any form in Him. The learning obedience was being obedient by going through the necessary suffering to complete the work of our salvation to the level required by God; perfection. Any introduction of any fault, regardless of how small would make that fault infinitely large and therefore destroy His being, because He is Divine. But what about faults in His human nature? If He was supposed to be like us He had to have many.

All Christian journeys should be ones of enlightenment. Just because we read one verse of Scripture it would be most unusual to be struck down by a blinding light, just as Paul was on the road to Damascus. But each time we restudy this verse we would expect to have more revelation about it. The more that you lift that rock that is covering that pearl the more of the pearl that you will see. Such is the case with this first trip through the Book of Hebrews. You would expect  a better explanation if this was the tenth time through but as it is only the first time through it may not even establish the major waypoints as we try to look at the key that unlocks the earthly step, the sacrificial system and points us to the ultimate heavenly step; the New Jerusalem.

Whilst on earth Jesus did portray the weaknesses of humanity. He got thirsty, hungry, tired, hot and cold. His anger was a divine anger and He never sinned.

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But His human frailties were cancelled by a mechanism that is also  available to all Christians today. Let us take the example of the Garden of Gethsemane. There He was shown all the details of the cross, the nitty gritty. Every sin of every saint throughout time and the unspeakable suffering that would result from each. There was no way He could handle this load by Himself, but just as His human nature was about to break down He passed all onto God KNOWING that God would intercede and help Him to come through it! It is this mechanism that is available to the believers today. As we see that storm approaching especially if it has the capability of washing us away then pass this burden onto Jesus KNOWING that He will accept it and help us to come through to the other side. It is faith and trust what is required and is this miraculous mechanism. The depth to which they are displayed should be proportional to the light we have been given. All we have to know that Jesus is the eternal source of salvation to those who obey Him. Hew became the source of salvation because of the state of perfection that He had reached by the completion of His suffering, but what about obey Him? It certainly makes a farce out of the argument that we can now freely sin as the Law has been fulfilled by Jesus, nailed to the cross. A sin becomes no sin only when it is repented and passed onto Jesus in those fires of hell.

Verses 11-14; ‘ We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.’

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So here we have Christianity almost two thousand years on from Christ; Sitting around sipping satan’s symbolic blood, grog, eating bread laced with yeast symbolising Jesus’s sin laden body, on a day of worship introduced by satan over fifteen hundred years ago, worshiping Mary and the saints, raising secular science above the heavens whilst staying clear of much of the Word of God. In fact addressing God in the same way they address satan! They stay clear of the foot washing ceremony because Jesus told them to do it and why! Hardly much of a base from which to begin the Great Tribulation from!  And only very recently they have been shown what fools they were in that great con job; Piltdown man! The longer time runs they only become more depraved, not better! So any teaching about righteousness about when does the evil within us die and why, when is evil and transgression finished, when does Jesus crush satan’s head and have His heel bruised in the process, when is wickedness atoned for and everlasting righteousness brought in, when is vision and prophecy sealed and above all when is the Most Holy anointed? All these are not really relevant and in a way they are correct because they know that the answer is Jesus. The best they can do is at a milk level and any higher level would require constant training to be able to distinguish between the good which will go on for eternity and the evil which cannot, and must be destroyed.

Chapter 6 verses 1-3; ‘ Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go onto maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance  from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, in laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.’

Today’s churches, at least the majority of them make a farce out of the above topics. Satan knows how basic they are to our faith and systematically dismembers them so they are meaningless. As extensive as the list is it does not include the Sabbath Day. It was not an issue until much later.

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Verses 4-6; ‘ It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted in the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.’

Here is a warning to those who rush out and ‘make’ converts without proper instruction before baptism, without a proper baptism! Later we are told once the devil is driven out but he comes back with six of his mates. That person is far worse off than had they never accepted Christ. The only way to avoid the above mistake is to firmly hold onto the Bible and send the convert off with their copy. Any questions they raise are to be answered from the Bible and it is not a crime to say ‘ I don’t understand this at this time, but if we prayer and study this question the Holy Spirit will give us an answer and in more likelihood it is you who will get the answer first, so please come back and tell me your thoughts. The answer will be there and it will have Jesus as its core. This blog has always maintained that this is the final sin of hell, that scream, that pain that exceeds all those others put together; that you did reject the pleadings of the Holy Spirit and that you are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to public disgrace!

Verses 7,8; ‘ Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and produces a crop useful to those for whom it was farmed receives the blessing of God. But the land that produces thorns and thistles and in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

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This is just another example of the good converts and those who fall astray. The thorns may look like wheat for a while but they are not and will fall and die only to finish up in that dreadful fire. In my introduction to the greater light than I was seeing in my worship of mother Mary, my friend, BB gave me the best possible introduction and instruction, something I have followed ever since; ‘  All the answers are in this Bible I am giving you, you are not to seek any other answers from any other person or any other book’  And that became my motto and theme of life and the first Bible sign I painted on my property facing the expressway; ‘ THE BIBLE ALONE’. It was the motto that revived a dying church of the Reformation and the motto that revived the life of a dying person! It is still the motto by which I want this blog to be judged and the only valid one.

Verses 9-12; ‘ Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case— things that accompany salvation. God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have show him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.’

The slack period they are going through is very easy to get into but almost impossible to pull out of by oneself.  End days really began at the cross when the plan of salvation was enacted by Jesus. Today some two thousand years later we should really call these end-end days to distinguish from the real start of end days. God knew His church was going to go through slack periods but continues to  call us all virgins; true faith, albeit sleeping virgins. With Jesus the downs are not really all that hard to pull out of! All it requires is to point your raised hand in the direction of the man in white above the waters of life’s Jordan and call; ” help me Jesus!”.

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Verses 13-20;’  When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no  one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, ” I will surely bless you and give you many descendants”. And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. Men swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said  and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make of his promise very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that , by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek’.

These promises given to Abraham add many dimensions to many things. The end game is behind the curtain of the inner sanctuary. This is the one that opens out once the wrath of God has been completed. It is the opening from the Old Heaven into the New Heaven which is also made up of the same three parts as the sanctuary was on earth. The Most Holy Place, the New Jerusalem sits with its entrance ( actually twelve of them) to the Holy Place, which is planet earth and it in turn sits in the courtyard, the universe.

Another is the surety with which God makes His promise. There is no doubt about it, as sure as God exists, that our final destination is the New Jerusalem! It is a very odd concept to me that God needs to swear at all. But then you have to look around at how few actually believe that word and the ailments of society that that brings. From this text it seems that it is Jesus as High Priest Who is sitting on the throne with God in the new city. But the dimension that is added is that of Melchizedek.When did the plan of salvation really begin?

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Chapter 7 verses 1-3; ‘ This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means ” king of righteousness” ; then also , “king of Salem” means ” king of peace”. Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, like the Son of God he remains a priest forever’.

Had it not been for (6:20) where Jesus went behind that curtain I would have skipped chapter 7 altogether and just gone onto chapter 8. Chapter 7 is difficult but it is also of critical importance. If they are the same person, Jesus Christ then why so many major differences between Melchizedek and Jesus Christ? Jesus has a mother and father, genealogy of critical importance and a beginning of days and end of life. Melchizedek has none of these. He just seems to come in and out of focus, where Jesus appears with a very specific mission and then disappears after it has been accomplished.  Why?

After Jesus created the universe and the earth in particular He did not leave them unattended, without His presence. Even during Noah’s flood God was present albeit whilst displaying His anger. We have already followed the presence of Jesus in the second half of created time in His world, His responsibility; His life on earth for thirty three odd years, He then sent down His Holy Spirit after His ascension into Heaven until His second coming, after which His Spirit remained during the 1,260 years of mercy and grace until the door of mercy closed at His third coming. Even after the door of mercy had slammed shut setting off that massive earthquake that destroyed the temple the Holy Spirit remained on earth and was responsible for the offer of the third angel’s message to those foolish virgins.It was only after the foolish virgins had rejected the final offer of the Holy Spirit did It return back to Heaven which then precipitated last day events. So Jesus’s presence on earth from His first coming until the fires of hell is well documented. But what about the first half of created time, from the Garden of Eden to the first coming?

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Scripture is complete, is inspired and there to teach us. We must use the facts it supplies even though at times it may lead to novel and sometimes unpalatable conclusions. So let us look at some of the facts we are given about Melchizedek; 1; He was a real human being. he walked, talked and reacted with other human beings and expected them to react to him in a certain manner. He  existed on earth. 2;  He went behind the heavenly temple curtain which was where the eternities to come began. He was not struck down even though He carried no blood with Him. That was His rightful place to be.3; Because He was where there was no end, he had no end. Neither did He have a beginning. Question: Who am I? I have no beginning or end? 4; He had no  genealogy because He had no need for it. That wasn’t His function. He was just a caretaker. Once sin and evil had been removed He became king of righteousness and king of peace .5; When evil and sin were ended He wasn’t just ‘ like the Son of God’ He was the Son of God!

The only conclusion that I can draw is that Melchizedek was/is divine. God has at least two natures and both occupy the throne of eternity; the Lamb and God. It is the change of baton between Christ and Melchizedek that is the subject of our studies of these very last days. If His role was that of caretaker over the required 3,800 odd years then how much of that time did He spend on earth and where?

Verses 4-10; ‘ Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder! Not the law requires the descendants of Levi who become priests to collect a tenth from the people– that is, their brothers– even though their brothers are descended from Abraham. This man, however, did not trace his descent from Levi, yet he collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises. And without doubt the lesser person is blessed by the greater. In the one case, the tenth is collected by men who die; but in the other case, by him, who is declared to be living. One might even say that Levi, who collects the tenth, paid the tenth through Abraham, because when Melchizedek met Abraham, Levi was still in the body of his ancestor.’

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The Jews had great difficulty in passing from the God given earthly step of  law and sacrificial system up to the Heavenly one, and none had more than Paul himself. There would be none better than Paul to change their old ideas. He does this by going to their best and comparing them to the present and finally the future; to the One that Jesus will finally pass the baton onto when perfection has finally been attained. Then truly Scripture will have been fulfilled; ” You are my Son; today I have become your Father .” as the Lamb and God take up their positions on the throne in the middle of the New Jerusalem!

It is not just the Jews who are being addressed here it is the post cross Christians, especially those near the second coming when the closed Book of Daniel will be opened. We have the parallel themes being developed; Jesus being compared to and found greater than Moses and Melchizedek being compared to and being found greater than Abraham. The theme being addressed here is righteousness, our diets are being changed from milk to solid foods! The events are so obvious and simple they just can’t be right! By stating them now and then finding they don’t stack up against further Scripture I have the let out clause that ‘ I said they can’t be true and they are not.’ I do not read the whole book or even chapter, line by line is the best I can do. It is the Word of God and it is presented in the correct order.

Jesus as God eternal; no beginning or end, no genealogy, no mother or father, on earth both can only be ” like” the Son of God as humanity could not cope with the real thing, hands the baton of salvation over to Jesus of the first coming; Who has a mother and father, and extensive and critically important genealogy and because His role has a beginning it also has an end. At this end the Jesus of the first coming when He has accomplished everything He was supposed to do, hands the baton back to Jesus as eternal God! QED!  There are still many details that require filling like; the where and when Melchizedek played before the cross, more importantly during the cross, the conversion of Moses’s sacrifice to be accepted by God; that of Melchizedek.

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Verses 11-22; ‘  If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood { for on the bases of it the law was given to the people}, why was there still need for another priest to come– one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron?  For when there is a change of priesthood, there must also be a change of the law. He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard tribe Moses said nothing about priests. And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. For it is declared: ” You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”  The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless. { for the law made nothing perfect} , and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, but he became with an oath when God said to him:” The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: ‘ You are a priest forever’ “. ‘

The old system, the Levitical Priesthood, that of the animal sacrifices was given to His people by God Himself. It was all that the people could understand and even though it was the earthly step, it was gospel. On the basis of this gospel God’s people were lost or saved. Before we throw out the baby with the bath water today we can learn much from this over thousand year old system and by understanding it we see its weaknesses. But we can still use it as a foundation for the one that replaced it. Without the Old Testament there would be no gospel, no Bible. So far I have gleaned mountain ranges of wealth from just the Day of Atonement Ceremony and Passover and there is still much to be gleaned. Imagine how much wealth there is still to be gleaned when the other ceremonies are studied! What gems of Heaven do they point to? Is the earthly harvest only a pointer to the Heavenly harvest of the fruits from the tree of life? Is so little information of the Heavenly fruit only given because we have so much on earth?

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It is on the basis of the above texts that I do not swear on the Bible in court. That is the ultimate oath and when Jesus was sworn in as a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek, all oaths ceased. Melchizedek did not require any such oath, He was a part of Divinity all the way along, But because Jesus’s role had a beginning it needed to be attached to eternity. This was the purpose of the oath and when it did happen all oaths ceased and using them only belittles the role of this oath.

Verses 23-28; ‘ Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office; but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need– one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart for sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself. For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak; but the oath, which came after the law,  appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.’

{internet crash 1/2/17 watchdog violation .error}  Just on the significance of the oath swearing in Jesus’s priesthood. It shows that in Heaven we will not only be shown why Jesus did what He did for us, but also WHAT He did for us. That in fact is the central theme of our existence. There are not only twelve pearly gates into our new city, they are massive gates and we will spend much time in admiring and studying their configurations. When Jesus having finished His role of salvation, which began way back and His conception,or birth and now after some 3,800 years is finished. He does hand in the baton to Melchizedek but His cross comes with it for the eternities to come, in the order of Melchizedek.

As previously stated when God began His first creation He let Things be run by them but they not only had direct access to God daily, Adam and Eve had the weekly Sabbath of worship as well, and on God’s day!

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This ‘experiment’ broke down quickly and catastrophically. With the new post Noah’s world God was going to run and restore things His way. His presence and supervision would be soon required when even His trusted servant Noah soon let Him down. God never had a problem with communicating with humanity, in fact He made us in His image so that it could be so. As with everything that God does His communication was perfect, the breakdown came from our end. If that human communication was called Melchizedek then He would soon be required. Being Divine He would have no beginning or end, no mother and father and no genealogy either. His first appearance was not until some thousand years later and it was to Abraham.

In the pairings Jesus is compared to Moses but Melchizedek to Abraham. Moses introduced the animal sacrificial system which pointed and was fulfilled by Jesus. He remains the Lamb that by His blood saved the world and will occupy  the throne of eternity. Abraham- Melchizedek had a different role for the eternities to come. The two distinguishing features and interactions of Abraham with Melchizedek were by His oath God swore Abraham to be the father of faith and Abraham gave Melchizedek one tenth of his plunder. There is Melchizedek of the eternities; He is the High Priest of the children of faith and our gifts and presentations to God over the eternities to come have already been discussed. They are gifts of perfection and even God has to stop and admire what is being presented; the robe of righteousness of Jesus Christ with which we were presented on our arrival in Heaven.

Scripture is silent on Melchizedek’s activity before this encounter and after it. This experiment, plan B was God’s and He maintained His presence probably until the time when it was formally transferred to the Most Holy Place in the desert temple. And even if His presence there was intermittent, from here onwards, Melchizedek could have returned to Heaven to await the final fulfillment of that oath; you are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.

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There are many differences between Moses’s priesthood, the Levites and that of Jesus who came from a tribe that did not serve at the altar at all; Judah. Clearly God just does not knock us over with  His awe and power, He introduces to us gently and proceeds from minor to major. At the time the minor is God’s way and all we can be expected to do is go along with it and we will be saved. But once He introduces the major we are wrong if we continue to cling to the minor, we must move onto the greater light we have been shown. Such is the function of the Levitical priesthood and it was replaced by the major, that of Jesus from the tribe of Judah. It is not that we are to forget the lesser light, in fact Jesus tells to go to it if we want to understand something more about the greater light.

The fact that Jesus allows Himself to be compared to humanities high priests shows how low to earth and us He actually came and continues to do so. Our prayers are not to some being at an unimaginable distance and unimaginable qualities who will vaporise us if we get something wrong. He was here as flesh and blood  as Jesus Christ and as flesh and blood as Melchizedek and will continue as such for the eternities to come!

Although there there are many similarities between the lesser light of human high priests the greater, the greatest actually, light, the High Priest Jesus Christ there are also many major differences. One is that the human high priest had to make atonement for his own sins first. Jesus Christ had no sins to atone for, He was sinless. His offering was not a bull, or goat or lamb, He allowed Himself to be slaughtered and it was just for our sake that He went to hell and back! Therein lies the central core of the ” new commandment that I give unto you; that you love one another AS I HAVE LOVED YOU.”  It was His love that drove Him to the cross and is why that love that sets Christianity apart from other religions. Or at least it should!

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The intensities of the lights changed, especially when the darkness was broken at three o’clock on Good Friday but there still remained an order of service. After the sacrificial victim was killed the High Priest took that blood into the Most Holy Place for atonement, cleansing purposes and it this blood that we are about to follow. It was the start of the Day of Atonement proceedings and not the end of them. It is changing the child’s diet from milk to solid foods.

Chapter 8 Verses 1,2; ‘ The point of what we are saying is this; We do have such a high priest who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by men.’

Usually the Lord’s siting is associated with His tasks completed and as far as the saints are concerned that is the case. Yours and mine salvation are complete and our Heavenly bags should be packed as our calling may be as early as the next breath. But we are only a small part of God’s creation, Jesus has much more to do before He is able to hand His creation back to God. But there is no doubt that as far as we are concerned all the work has been done justifying Jesus to assume a siting position. But He still has services to provide and like all services He provides they are essential services.

Verses 3-6; ‘ Every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and sacrifices, and so it was necessary for this one also to have something to offer. If he were on earth, he would not be a priest, for there are already men who offer the gifts prescribed by the law. 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”. But the ministry Jesus has received is as as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and is founded on better promises.’

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If Jesus was on earth He would not be a priest net alone a high priest. The gifts and sacrifices earthly priests offered all pointed to Jesus Christ as their fulfillment.  Jesus could not point to Himself , as He was that fulfillment and His ministry of High Priest began on the cross from which he offered  the only thing acceptable to God; Himself as the sacrifice.  As High Priest the slain sacrifice He offered was Himself and the gift He took to Heaven was His precious blood.  Jesus’s ministry was as superior to that of the Levi priests and the new covenant He introduced  was over the old one. We have already tied to compare the earthly tabernacle to the Heavenly one and more is still to come.

Verses 7-12; ‘ For if there had been nothing wrong with the first covenant, no place would be sought for another. But God found fault with the people and said: ” The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord. This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘ Know the Lord, because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more. ‘ “. By calling this covenant “new”, he made the first one obsolete: and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.’

Yes the old covenant has been replaced with the new one. Today probably the surest way to get vaporised by God’s anger would be to intentionally offer an animal sacrifice to God! Even though they are gone, done away with Jesus still tells us to go and study what was intended by this ‘ partial fix’. There was a definite reason for them.

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Today I wonder how many Christians realise they disqualify themselves from the new covenant; God being their God and forgiving them their sins, even before they get onto the starting blocks. The same finger, God’s finger, that wrote his law on those stone tablets more than three thousand years ago now wants to write them on your heart; if you allow Him you are a part of this new covenant, if you do not allow Him you are not a part of this new covenant, couldn’t get much simpler than that! There is nothing there that you will obey this newly inscribed law on your heart, in fact it is anticipated that you won’t and there is provision there about forgiveness. The only reason you can enter into God’s Sabbath rest is because Jesus has kept this law the way God wanted it to be kept and it is His obedience that we stand behind and take advantage of. We can’t go wrong!

The mistake that most make today is that Jesus will write on our hearts  the bits that we like, and those that have not been superseded. Not true! It is either all the law or none! I find it impossible to believe that all those ministers with their advanced Bible training could mistake such a fundamental tenet of faith. They say; ” you don’t have to worry about the Sabbath, sex before marriage, blasphemy and more. “. Just look at the seriousness of these teachings; God is not God of these people, He cannot teach them Himself so these ministers then trot out the clangers and their is no forgiveness of sin! Little wonder they dress in black with a big cheese smile! I wonder who came up with their teachings? I couldn’t think of a better criteria of whether you have for a ride up this demonic road would be if you deny that the law of God exists at all and therefore you don’t have to obey it! ( Sabbath stands out not just on the ground of its importance to humanity but on the ground that the Roman Catholic Church freely admits it was the one who changed it from Saturday to Sunday!. There is no need to twist God’s Holy Word and throw it back into His face. Satan has owned up!)

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Chapter 9 Verses 1-5; ‘ Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and also an earthly sanctuary. A tabernacle was set up. In the first room were the lampstand, the table and the consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain was a room called the Most Holy Place, which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.’

After blogging for over two years now I can say that I have a deeper understanding of Holy Scripture. This I attribute to progressive revelation and if it can be used to bring souls to my Lord then my hopes and dreams have been met. If it is accompanying these objectives then it would explain why satan is involved and responsible for at least some of those annoying errors, internet crashes and the continual blankos that switch off the brain.He certainly needed Divine permission to destroy my eyesight. But as I look at these verses I see incredible beauty and complexity. The Living Bible attributes the events of Daniel (9:27) to the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in 70 AD but I think that this was only a partial fulfillment of that Prophecy. What we are reading about now had multiple fulfillment s in at least  five arenas and the one I want to introduce now assumes the Book of Hebrews was written after 70 AD when the city of Jerusalem already lay in ruins. The other four arenas are; the temple still standing before 70 AD, the Holy and Most Holy Places in Heaven and finally the New Jerusalem. I can’t just make my case on the first five verses  I must look further into the text.

Verses 6-10; ‘ When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry.

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But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins of the people had committed in ignorance. The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings–external regulations applying until the time of the new order.’

For those who say unintentional sin is being over emphasised then here is a reminder. Not only did the daily sacrifice involve people’s sins committed in ignorance so did the big one, the Day of Atonement. The blood that ever entered into the Holy Place or Most Holy Place, yearly was only for the sins of the people that had been committed in ignorance. And this has been a constant theme of this blog. The other significant point here is that the way into the Most Holy Place, in Heaven, had not yet been disclosed as long the first tabernacle was still standing, a matter that has already been visited in this blog and is about to be revisited. They were only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings. These were external regulations applying until the time of the new order  and did not clear the conscience of the worshiper.

Verses 11-14; ‘ 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. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who  are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that are outwardly clean.

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How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! ‘

The more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made and is not a part of this creation is Heaven and even though it is infinity higher and more perfect than the earthly tabernacle there are still similarities with the earthly one and some comparison is valid. Moses followed God’s stringent details meticulously. Jesus’s entry into the Most Holy Place ONCE does not mean He is not coming back to get us. He only entered once with His own blood and Daniel in chapter nine reinforces this concept with Jesus hanging on he WING of the temple/ tabernacle. It would be of interest to see how many people think ‘ once for all by his  blood having obtained eternal redemption’  include both intentional and unintentional sins or is this just about the sins that the people had committed in ignorance? Can they really be that important to justify another cross for Jesus? The blood of goats and bulls and ashes of heifers did accomplish what they were made to do; cleanse the people outwardly.

Verse 15; ‘ For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance– now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant ‘.

With those who are called adds an extra dimension. All of God’s created human beings are called but only very few respond proving that they were created with a free will which they chose not to accept Jesus Christ. Spending an eternity in Heaven with Jesus when they did not want to spend their lives with Him on earth would indeed be hell in heaven!

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But there is no chance of that happening so just returning to those who do respond. Jesus the mediator Who has His blood with Him looks at/on these respondents and sees whether they under His terms want that atoning blood to be applied to them. But now they are going to receive the promised ETERNAL  inheritance  the extra dimension  is that Jesus has died. It was God a long time ago Who told Adam  ‘ if you eat of that fruit you will surely die!’ It is the death where the intentional sin component cuts in and the analogy from the Day of Atonement Ceremony is perfectly well applied   where the scapegoat that carried only intentional sins was led and destroyed in the desert. I am thrilled with the notion that all my intentional sins have been burnt into non existence! How shameful it would have been to be shown even once, let alone many thousands of time that ” you did spit in My Holy face and deliberately break your relationship with Me” That is now not a possibility! A good thing it happened in total darkness, and at least the women at the cross did not have a breakdown and die to see their Saviour’s face as He went through that period of horror!

Verses 16-22; ‘ In the case of  a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, because a will is in force only when when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living. This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood. When Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people. He said, ” This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you to keep.” In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. In fact, the law requires nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness,’

Here we have some of the reasons why blood must be shed for the forgiveness of sins.

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When my number one daughter was addressing me    and telling me that she did not want me to build a flat for her she at least began with the correct opening sentence ‘ When are you going to get it through that thick skull of yours dad that…’  Sadly this was true and am now experiencing in accepting this concept why Jesus had to shed His blood at all, anywhere! Why didn’t God just forgive us our sins ‘ as we forgive others who trespass against us!’

God’s justice is not like our human justice, where the penalty for the crime is determined by whether your dad is a QC or how much you deposit in his honor’s  silent Swiss bank accounts. God’s justice is determined by the seriousness of the crime; the more serious your breaking of His law the greater the penalty. The most serious offence is to spit in the Lord’s face and tell Him you don’t want anything to do with Him. The penalty for this sin was announced way back in the Garden of Eden; you will surely die. You are my creation and without Me you cannot exist. You have willfully chosen the non existence option and your will will be carried out. Even if I did not kill you evil would not be able to continue ad infinitum it would self destruct. The beasts would turn on each other and on satan. They are of approximately equal strength and one would not easily overpower the other without receiving a mortal wound itself.  I have no problem with the death decree under these circumstances although I cannot accept that Jesus would accept my suffering and death on His perfect Self.

But why does unintentional sin carry such serious consequences? Okay God did leave many rules and laws that if I had read them and obeyed them I would not have committed these unintentional sins. I either did not read them or forgot them and the result is that I have committed an unintentional sin, that does not explain to me why the penalty is so savage!

Unintentional sin maybe unintentional but it is still breaking our bond, our link with God without Whom we have just been told that we cannot exist. So either that bond is restored or we die; there are no other options.

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When Adam and Eve first sinned the aura of God’s protection was removed, they felt naked. Before that aura of God’s protection can be restored, the penalty for the unintentional sin must be paid. Something that removes sin, more something that sin cannot exist alongside must first be applied. That is the first function of the blood of Jesus Christ; it atones for sin, it cleanses of sin, sin cannot exist alongside even the tiniest droplet of this perfect blood. It is why this purifying agent is given and because even the whole universe and everything in it would not be sufficient to pay for it, it is free! All you have to do is ask!  The earthly step of how God killed those two goats has already been discussed and the introduction of the sacrificial system has also already been discussed.

Verses 23-28; ‘ It was necessary, then, for the copies of heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary  that was only a copy of the true one; he entered into heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with the blood that is not his own. Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ 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.’

We now can try to apply the copies of our earthly temple to Heavenly things; the original by now Herod’s temple, its earthly replacement after Christ’s cross, the one present when Paul was writing Hebrews, the old Heavens Holy and Most Holy Places and finally the New Heaven and earth. Beginning with the New Jerusalem.

Just as an aside, there would be many Mexican Christians today praying that President Donald Trump did not read the details of the wall around this new city. He would be thinking to himself,” 9,000 kilometers long and 2,200 kilometers high this dude would be more than capable of keeping granny and her grandchildren out of this USA! If the terrorists were smart enough to climb over this one they are smart enough to run the country! But sitting on a mountain range that is also 2,200 kilometers high and foundations made of gold,

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it is going to take those Mexicans the eternities to come to pay for it!  I am definitely going to have to trim something back here! I wonder how high a mountain range I can make by nuking the area?”

Seriously now these final new heavens and earth are strictly off the topics of discussion for sinful earth. They are from the arena where there is no sin, only perfection exists. They are there to show us the sovereignty of God and the reliability of His Word, providing you don’t go and ask an explanation from someone who thinks that the Bible is just a compilation of old civilization’s myths and stories. At least most acknowledge that Jesus has something to do with it. It is much more and it has the Holy Spirit as its guide. I have been reticent to make any commentary of chapters 21 and 22 of Revelation at all. But they are Bible and therefore they are there to teach and will do so under the supervision of the Spirit. It is Jesus ‘s instructions that I can look up to Heaven providing I am standing on an earthly Biblical step. The Word of God takes us from the time when even time did not exist to the time that time exists forever. We are actually shown an incredible amount of details in this far distant time. Not just the dimensions of the Most Holy Place but its setting, on a high mountain,  foundations, gates and the glitter of its massive walls. Inside where our apartments are that Jesus has gone to prepare, is a river, a throne and a tree of life. But all that is but one droplet out of the ocean; the ocean is that we see the face of Jesus in His full divinity!

The Most Holy Place has twelve, not just one entrance into the Holy Place which is planet earth. The courtyard it sits in is the universe. If ever we feel adventurous and want to go exploring this courtyard it will always be easy to find our way home. The Most Holy Place has no need for a roof as there is no sin anywhere that can enter into it, light not only streams out of it in a giant beam but also through the twelve gates which are never closed.

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There is no need for a lampstand with seven branches as there are now twelve tribes with their own gates through which streams the glory of God. There is no need for a table with consecrated bread because the throne of God right in the middle of the Most Holy Place is now not just the originator of all food of life, the manna but the water of life, the river and the source of light also. The golden altar of incense is of particular interest and will soon be discussed is no more here. We have direct access to God Himself and our prayers do not need any divine aids or sweetening odors added to them. The gold covered ark of the covenant is now the throne which represents all things to us. It is the seat of mercy and it is only because of His mercy and compassion that we are here. It is only because of the way that He kept those ten commandments that we are here. I am unsure whether our memories go that far back to what Aaron’s staff did in these new Heavens although they are a part of the old Heavens. The angelic host overshadow this atonement throne, it is not a static situation. Our activities within should form the topic of a soon blog as we eat and study of the twelve fruits of the tree of life and study those amazing twelve pearly gates!

But where is the altar of burnt offering? Where is the cross for which it stood for? Where is the joiner between God and humanity? Why didn’t it make it even into the old Heaven, let alone the new one? It is this cross which we still have much to say about.

When God’s original experiment to allow humanity to run things themselves under His supervision went sour He destroyed the world with Noah’s flood. After this it was going to be God’s way.  Knowing that they couldn’t He demanded that they should obey Him. He gave them well over a thousand years to try to comply and when they could not He sent someone who could and did comply. Jesus Christ. All humanity had now to do was to rest on Jesus’s success, Jesus’s laurels. This is the point of history we are at; we couldn’t but Jesus did.

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We couldn’t, was Herod’s temple or the animal sacrificial system with the law that we could not obey as central  and Jesus did as today’s temple about which Paul is writing about. That magnificent stone building the focal point of distant travelers was a symbol of the body of Jesus Christ, so when Jesus walked out for the last time on the Tuesday before His crucifixion and said  ‘ Your house has been left desolate’ it was no longer a temple; a magnificent building maybe but no longer a temple. He had withdrawn His Holy presence from it.

The final nail in the coffin of this sage was that loud crack, that tearing sound and three o’clock on Good Friday. If that had been the tearing sound of the second curtain, the one between the Holy and Most Holy Places then only the high priest would have seen what happened, done a quick repair job and business as usual!  It was the first curtain that ripped and the many  believers present on that the most Holy of days, the 77th jubilee saw the goat/?lamb escape. That was the end of the sacrificial system. They did not get struck down because they looked into the Holy Place, in fact they were encouraged to enter and each could now assume the role of priest. Few took that option and most remained in the courtyard of believers refusing to accept that extra light. I’m alright Jack, why change is their attitude. But what else at this moment other than the lamb (?) escaping and only some accepting to offer to enter the Holy Place and become priests?

Scripture is amazing in that there can be no errors, no contradictions. So what Paul was writing now in Hebrews couldn’t contradict what Moses or Job or Samuel  or whoever had said before him, so there was little chance that Paul would contradict what he had said earlier and earlier he had said that whilst the present temple stood there could not be a replacement, it had to be demolished before it was replaced by whatever it was going to be replaced with. So how does Titus’s destruction of the temple in 70 AD fit in with all of this?

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Jesus bought into this controversy in Mathew chapter 24 when He told us ‘ That EVERY stone will be thrown down, not ONE will be left on another’. Jesus did not think that that old temple would be finally destroyed until forty five days before His second coming! So if we want to relate to the destruction of the temple then this is the date when the new would appear after.

So when Titus did his remodeling of Jerusalem or whether he sought and obtained local government permission, especially for remodeling what everyone called the temple are really theologically quite irrelevant. He is certainly not the type of chap you would get to supervise your own face job! The fact that many Christians of the time  took Daniel’s prediction as applying to them and got out and were not slaughtered only shows Scripture is written at multiple levels and to be of benefit to all peoples of all ages. The temple ceased to exist on the Tuesday before the Good Friday and animal sacrifices ceased at three o’clock on Good Friday. Today we have God’s people ministering as priest to all of His people; Jesus our High Priest has gone through the curtain into the Most Holy Place taking His blood with Him and also taking the altar of incense with Him.It is now tendered by the Heavenly hosts through which our prayers pass. That is where is was when Paul scribed this Book of Hebrews.

Chapter 10 verses 1-7; ‘ The law is a shadow of the good things that are coming- not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year by year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. If it could, would they not have stopped being offered ? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, 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;  with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said ‘ Here I am– it is written about me in the scroll– I have come to do your will, O God’ ” ‘.

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The sacrificial system was always meant to be temporary and to reach God’s people they could not do it themselves. It was only God Who could rebuild the bridge with humanity and that was only at an infinite cost. That is such a reassuring thing about Christianity; whatever the holy question we ask we have the full, complete answer in Jesus Christ even though we do not understand the how, and most times we don’t have to! It is in the book, scroll and it is the will of God!

Verses 8-18; ‘ First he said, ” Sacrifices and offering, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” { although the law required them to be made} . Then he said ” Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He set aside the first to establish the second. And by that will we have been made holy though the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins he sat down at the right hand of God. Since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool, because by one sacrifice he made perfect forever those who are being made holy. The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,”  Then he adds: Their sins are lawless acts I will remember no more.” And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin’.

The sacrifice that was made once for sin is clearly clarified as applying to those ‘made holy’ , not the wicked. It is amazing how pedantic people they can be about words and look for splinters when they have planks in their own eyes!

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The idea of a second cross for Jesus is an advanced idea’. Hebrews calls it a change from being fed on milk to solids. It may or may not involve Melchizedek, there may or may not be a second cross. It has nothing to do with our salvation, which is only about one thing; Jesus Christ and Good Friday. These other ideas are required if you want to think about finishing transgression etc. Some can only accept the Bible if given the whole picture and a very good idea.It is for them. But these people who quibble about the second cross have completely missed the boat. They have missed the first cross! They have missed salvation!

And here we have just had the witness Scripture why. The laws which nobody could keep under the old covenant have not been written on their hearts, God is not their  God, they have not been forgiven their sins, they are under the old covenant! God will only write THE LAW on your heart, not just the bits you agree with! It is a matter of ALL OR NOTHING! Wake up! It is still not to late! It is not a matter of ‘how I feel’ or ‘ I think that so and so’ . The law is either written on your heart and you are God’s people or the ( whole)  law is not written on your heart, none of it , and you are not one of God’s people! Today over 99% of Christians do not accept God’s Holy Day as the Sabbath or Saturday. There are volumes written as why they feel that this is so and it all sounds wonderfully logical. Out of that wave of evil that was about to swamp Jesus on the cross, Jesus chose to make the issue and die for the Sabbath Day. He knew that when He cured that man with a withered hand on Sabbath that the elders would meet and decide to kill Jesus, which is exactly what happened. Jesus would not die for something that was about to be abolished. God does not require two reasons as to why He should not write His law on your heart, one is quite sufficient! Surely you cannot feel so strongly about an issue that you would go to hell for it!

There is no issue about you keeping this law. Jesus has already done this for you and a stumble or even a big fall does not disqualify you. Repentance and forgiveness are built into the formula. There is not much point trying to switch to solid food if it is milk you require. Hebrews tells us to sort out that aspect of our lives before moving onto the solid food. It is amazing that such a fundamental issue predominates almost two thousand years after a time it did not even exist!

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It doesn’t necessarily have to keep God writing His law on your hearts, it can be any other of His precepts will also do the trick! Sabbath is particularly effective because it cancels God’s blessings.

I can think of three times when Jesus is above His enemy; 1; when Jesus tramples the grapes in the winepress after the battle of the grapes, but they are not His footstool, 2; when Jesus is anointed as the Most Holy but there is no trace of evil anywhere in existence and 3; when Jesus returns to Heaven after His third coming when the door of mercy closes and Jesus assumes a sitting position. All His enemies have been left behind on earth and they form the footstool on which Jesus places His feet.

Verses 19-25; ‘ Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleans us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswerving to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage  one another–and all the more  as you see the Day approaching.’

Rereading the above commentary if it is creating the notion that 99% of Christians are going to hell because they go to church on Sunday and not Saturday then this is clearly wrong. I was commenting on a witness Scripture about the idea of what the new covenant is supposed to be and why we should at all costs move away from the old covenant; it is impossible to obey it. Not so the new covenant; all we have to do is to accept how Jesus obeyed it and He obeyed it perfectly!  The new covenant is the transfer of the law of God  from stone tablets onto our hearts and minds and taking advantage of how Jesus kept them for us. The problem being addressed was partial transfers, did such a thing exist?

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The basis of God’s justice is that where there is no law there is no sin. You cannot and will not be thrown into hell because you didn’t know. A sin has still  been committed, an unintentional sin and it is the present study of this blog as to what happens to these. For the umpteenth time the same series of questions and answers: Question; Do you believe that the worship of Mary is a demonic device designed to take you away from Jesus? Answer; Unequivocally, yes. Question; If it is a demonic device then why did God so freely answer your prayers when as a RC you prayed to her for the first 40 years of your life? Answer; God accepts us where we are at and requires us to live according to the light shown to us. Question; Would God have stopped answering your prayers once you were given the Bible by your friend and you refused to move on from Maryology? Answer; When and where that happened only God knows the answer to that. My mother in law asked me many questions about the Bible and Jesus, she was struggling with her faith, but right to the end as far as I know her prayers always began with ‘ Matka Boska’  ( Polish for Mother of God). I wish I were half as sure of my place in Heaven as I am that she will make it! Yes her prayers were richly answered.

Question; Do I believe that Islam is a demonic device for taking attention away from Jesus? Answer; Unequivocally yes’  Question; Why does God answer Muslim prayers from a demonic base? Answer; God accepts Muslims where they are at and expects them to live according to the light they have been shown. Question; will God stop answering their prayers once they are shown and reject Christ? Answer; This is an unfair question. When Muslims see our society with its professed ‘ Christian’ leaders and the depravities it has reached; alcohol, drugs, pornography, moral decay, homosexuality and gay marriage, war, greed and lies no wonder they want to stay away from this rot at all costs! They could hardly be blamed for rejecting this brand of Christianity!

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Question; Can I go to hell because I only go to church on Sunday? Answer; all the above.It all depends on what light you have been shown and only God know that. If God has shown you the Biblical light and you snuff it out with your half baked demonic reasons and you know what you are doing then certainly , yes! The foolish virgins are a major theme of this blog. Even though most do and the rest are prepared to die rather than accept the mark of the beast they still go to hell! God’s way is Heaven and any other way is hell! Can’t get much simpler than that!

Returning to Hebrews. It is of major interest that the body of Jesus is taken as the curtain into the Most Holy Place, Heaven. This shows that it was not the second curtain that was torn at three o’clock on Good Friday, but the first one which allows us to become priests in the Holy Place. The second curtain, Jesus Christ remains in place! It is still the only way to get into Heaven.

Verses  26-31; ‘ If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sin is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 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? For we him who said, ” It is mine to avenge; I will repay”, and again, ” The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.’

All the above proves is that I comment on the verses quoted, I don’t read ahead which I obviously should do. The answers to the above questions are more than adequately answered in the above text. It could not be put more succinctly. There is no room for nuances. So minister if you teach your flock to deliberately keep on sinning, breaking the law of God then you are sending them to hell! The raging fires of hell! The fact that you present satanic arguments as a justification for your deliberate breaking of the law, disqualifies you from the defence; where there is no law there is no sin.

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You knew you were doing the wrong thing and tried to justify it by twisting the Holy Word of God and throwing it back in His Holy face!  Your sin is against the blood of the covenant. It would have been more than powerful enough to drive away any sin, to atone for your sin but you did not let it! You have disgraced the blood of the covenant!

Verses 32-39; ‘ Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You sympathized with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a little while, ” He who is coming will come and not delay. But the righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.”  But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.’

This sounds like the purity the first church achieved and the purity the last church will be required to achieve. Joyfully accept the confiscation of our property! We are a long way away from that but that is the purity the last church will achieve. It will indeed be an honor and privilege to meet and worship with such Christians and it is of little wonder that it is such a let down to do so today!

Chapter 11  verses 1,2; ‘ Now by faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

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Many an article and sermon have been written on the word faith. The synonyms listed for it are many; acceptance, belief, hope, confidence, trust,  allegiance, certainty, assurance, loyalty….. amongst others. Only love is above it and the arch enemy knows that very well. He will leave no stone unturned in order to destroy your faith. He does not open the door to unbelief as a floodgate, instantaneously, he begins with the slightest opening. He has the science of fully opening it after this down to an art. All he needs is the foot in the door, and at this stage he ticks the box; done! Without faith and trust  there can be no relationship with our Lord.

Verse 3; ‘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.’

Satan knows how to destroy our faith and he begins by destroying credibility in the first verse in the Bible; Genesis 1:1. By taking out the foundation stone the rest of the Bible becomes a matter of pick a box. Your faith in the Bible has to based on ‘hard’ scientific ‘facts’. ( In inverted commas because they are only ‘facts’ today and will be something else tomorrow) You have to stay away from all those religious ‘myths’.

Just a reminder about some of those ‘ hard scientific facts’. They begin with nothing, zilch, zero; no matter, time or space. Being nothing you would think it would be quite benign. Not so. You would not want to spill any of this nothing on yourself. Big bang tells us it is capable of exploding and not just destroying your house or street or city or country, but the whole universe! But it is only after it explodes that it releases its deadly nature. You would think that the pressure and shock waves would just keep spreading the fragments of nothing further and further apart. Not so. They reform as a series of hand grenade like fragments which spawn other explosion, expect those where life develops and forms dinosaurs which come and eat you up! I think Donald would correctly describe this nothing as ‘a bad dude, bad!’

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My favorite part of these scientific facts is when the frog evolves into a princess and the dog into a prince! They are married and live happily producing all these lovely children. Unlike many creationists I appreciate the skills of mother nature, she does not leave anything to chance! But isn’t that all that she does do? Do everything by chance and chance alone? It is probably no more an absurd a statement, a clanger than saying  that evolution  ( to go from molecule to man requires an unimaginable increase in genetic information) takes place by natural selection , which is death and therefore a shocking decrease of genetic information, all gone, all dead!

To me a far more credible and palatable explanation is that Jesus Christ made this universe, and particularly planet earth, out of nothing so that I, one of His creation could live on it. He loves me so much He was prepared to come down here and take all the consequences for my wrong doing so that I could spend the eternities to come with Him!!  That sounds like an idea not only worth living for but also worth dying for!

Notice where the Holy Spirit begins the ‘faith tree’ from. From Genesis and from God’s acts of creation. The simplicity is that either God done it or it done itself, just out of nothing! God also leaves the choice of what you believe entirely up to you! Without this basic belief Christianity is quite meaningless. Every created being will stand before God on which choice it made. Surely one of the first questions you would have to ask once you decided that God is a better explanation than nothing then the next question would have to be; why do this knowing how much suffering and pain this would cause Him? And the answer to that question is the heart of Christianity, what it is all about.

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commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.’

The Book of Hebrews is the lynch pin, the conversion of the first covenant, the Mosaic covenant, the animal sacrifices, the attempted obedience to the ten commandments into the second covenant, the Jesus covenant where the law of God is written on our hearts and minds and we stand back and admire how wonderfully well Jesus obeyed all these commandments and fulfilled them. He allows us to count His obedience as if we did it, no wonder our place in Heaven has been secured! It even goes one step further and  takes us off milk and gives us solids to eat by explaining how righteousness is finally fulfilled when Jesus is declared to be a priest in the order of Melchizedek. It shows that the basis of these covenants is faith, trust which allows the speaking of the Holy Spirit to us and through us even though we are dead,. It is what makes our offerings acceptable to God. It is the basis of the first covenant and it is the basis of the second covenant.

But you may say that those people of old accepted the Bible, particularly Genesis as truth because they did not have the mountains of ‘evidence’ we have today that the world was not thousands of years old as counted down through the genealogies but billions of years old as shown by any number of ‘scientific methods’. All that that proves is that they all sing from the same song sheet. Let us go back fifty years in time, but a drop in the ocean of supposed billions. Piltdown Man. For forty years the whole scientific world, without exception sang from the same song sheet. How much money was given in grants to disprove this fraud, this fiasco? How many people who dared question this fiasco survived their work? How many scientists were employed if it were known they question this joke? Very few if any. And so it is today. You can only be a member of the scientific team if you are a team player and team players thought for the day is given on a song sheet; millions and billions of years.

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Why the Lord allowed this fraud to run for almost forty years before pulling the pin on it I don’t know. But it did change society by introducing evolution theory into school curriculum and I have lived through the downhill ride ever since. But you would think that Christians especially would learn from this and not fall for the same crap again. Not so, they take the bait, hook, line and sinker! God will again expose this fraud of long ages in His time just like He did with Piltdown Man and I have already suggested a time when this will occur.

In the meantime faith remains as our channel of communication to God and the channel of Communication through which God speaks back to us. It is this channel of Abel that is being referred to, and it was superior to that Of Cain. It allowed material that was acceptable to God to pass both ways. Both brothers were instructed by the same parents; both knew that there can be no remission of sins without the shedding of blood.

Verses 5,6; ‘ 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. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.’

Enoch is a mysterious and fascinating character. The one thing that he is not; he is not Melchizedek. He had a beginning and end, had mother and father and a genealogy. Melchizedek did not. As far as I know three people have been taken to Heaven without experiencing death; Enoch, Elijah and the apostle John. If it had only been Enoch and Elijah we could surmise that these two were taken alive so that they could come back as God’s two witnesses, be killed and as that was their first death then Jesus would have suffered their second death in hell for them in hell.

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But I have given seven scriptures why one of them has to be John, so that leaves only Enoch or Elijah as the second witness. It probably was Elijah as the Jews have been expecting him to come back for a long time and would certainly sit up and pay attention to whatever he had to say. So that still leaves Enoch as the odd man out. He was pulled out just before evil was about  to explode and showed God’s experiment in allowing humanity to do it themselves was not a total failure. But all we can really say at this stage is that Enoch’s channel of communication with God was so good that God took him up to Heaven through it. He must have been an exceptional character because the people searched  for a long time for him and his absence also stopped God’s miraculous interventions.

Verse 7;’ By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith,’

Noah’s faith could be symbolised by his ark. Massive in time, massive in space and massive in action. I could not even dream about a faith on this scale! If his main motive was to save his family then he was a giant of a father! But to go through the ever increasing ridicule he also had to have a very strong line of communication with God; a strong faith.

Verses 8-10;  ‘ By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.  By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.’

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There are a number of times in the Bible, thankfully very few where I have a real disconnect with the Bible; the Word of God. Abraham offering his lovely one and only miraculous child on an altar to God is one of these times. Should I just ignore the topic and go on with the next one? But then ALL of the Bible is not here to teach and instruct us and I am ignoring inspired Word. The reason I was going to skip chapter seven and the subject of Melchizedek was because its subject matter seemed so novel, even strange. It is not that I am adverse to novel ideas or that this blog will be avoided because of its strange ideas, that happened a long time ago.It is the standard by which I accept the ‘strange’ description that is what matters. Does it or does it not contradict with any other ‘itiswritten’?  The ideas behind Melchizedek are novel and strange even by my standards!  But am I thrilled that I per served? I am and now even consider myself at least of being weened off milk and onto solid food, even if at its very early stages. If I get even half of the insight from Abraham that I got from Melchizedek then the journey would certainly have been well worth it. I would certainly be much happier being shot down in heap of flames than being accused of hypocrisy, The selective use of the Word of God. Pushing my own agenda.

One of the reasons I am hesitating with addressing Abraham sacrificing his only child it that  if I don’t know how God or even satan communicate with me, then how can I be sure of whom it is? I do know that I do not hear voices so how can either of them communicate with me? How do you talk to someone without speaking audibly? From my end I am very sure that once I have prayed and I want the message to go through, hit the return button, then all I have to do is to add; ” In Jesus’s Name” and much faster than the speed of light it is in Jesus’s hands and because of His love for me  He will answer it as a loving, dotting father with unlimited resources would do. In dire times when I think I have hit the return button but the battery in the keyboard was nearly flat I add ‘ So the your Holy name be glorified’. I am His child and He will never ignore let alone forsake me!

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But what about them talking to me and how can I tell the difference? I have no problems with the trials, with the storms in this life. The Book of Job could quite easily be renamed the book of Julius but hopefully the storms will be no where as severe. It is satan who has asked God to test me and it is God Who has allowed that storm to occur. There was an exact number of drops of rain in that storm and not one too many. It had a function to perform and when the Lord turns to the Heavenly host who are so vehemently opposing my entry into the Heavenly existence He presents them with hard evidence for His decision to include someone they rightly claim should not be there. I am His child and not a spoiled brat. Are there any other interactions between me and the spiritual world?

I attribute the computer crashes whilst typing to satan even though I can give no reasons for this. I assume the Lord has allowed the loss of material because it was blasphemous or satan has taken it off line because it is going to bring one soul to Jesus. The time I attempt to distinguish between them is if the typing is being done on God’s Holy Day; the Sabbath. God will not allow me to type blasphemous material on His Holy Day.

Attributing all those typos and loss of memory to satan is indeed a frightening idea. I am now typing surrounded by six Bibles, six double edged swords. I accept that I cannot not, nor ever will be able to swing that sharp sword effectively like my master did and if satan had not fled when the sword began its downward journey, ‘it is written’ he would have been slain. He fled and quickly because that sword would have slain him. I have the same double edged sword that Jesus had but alas am not capable of swinging it anywhere as effectively. Satan could easily attend an opera or two between swings, and he knows it! But there was not one moment that he could have been at Jesus’s side that he did not take advantage of. He was certainly responsible for stirring up the opposition against Jesus. There is no reason he should leave me or anyone trying to the work of God alone nor stirring opposition against it. He certainly does nothing to me that God doesn’t allow.

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But these typos and memory loses could also be attributed to the times I was knocked out unconscious, couldn’t count the number of general anesthetics or medications taken during those illnesses, some particularly horrible. The question with which I am obviously struggling is ; would satan tell me to sacrifice my child? It is still easier to attribute all those times when I should be typing, or at least reading ahead but am distracted by other chores as coming from satan and he is the chief enemy, coupled with the beast within against which I have to continually struggle.

But if I hear an audible voice and I do understand it and it tells me to sacrifice my child then it would be irrelevant where it came from satan or a Divine source. I would refuse. The idea is repulsive and repugnant and not even on the starting block for consideration. I was given this angel by none other than God to look after and cherish and bring up in such a way that this child would also finish up in Heaven. If  it required me to give my life that is different. Actually with the beloved we did give our lives and one and all for the children and for their response to our actions they will stand responsible for. But I have not always been on the high and mighty horse as far as human life is concerned. If chosen in the ballot for the war in Vietnam I would have gladly gone with my country to slaughter millions  of innocent people, mostly women and children because I was naive enough to believe lying, thieving murderers and those who did it under the disguise of Christianity will be triply held responsible, as they will for Iraq, Afghanistan, and the countless other wars they have begun because they did not want to pay the people a fair price for their oil .

But the story of Abraham and his precious son is but  the earthly step from which we may look above to. God found it infinitely more repulsive, infinitely  more repugnant to have to sacrifice His only Begotten Son. Let us at least not insult God and assume if there was any other way of doing this then God would not only have known about it but taken advantage of. There is no other way.

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The message of salvation was addressed at its core, where it all began, in the Garden of Eden. All that needs to be added now to the equation is Abraham, the earthly step. Before we attempt that we will look what other history is required about Abraham.

Verses 11-19;  ‘ By faith Abraham, even though he was past age–and Sarah herself was barren–was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise. And from this one man, and he was as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead they were longing for a better country–a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. By faith Abraham when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, ” It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned”. Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from the dead.’

If the Bible was full of characters like Enoch it would be very difficult to read and associate with. Goodie goodies floating around in constant communication with God and being floated off to Heaven. But Enoch is a one off. Abraham, David and the others were more life like in that they made mistakes, real clangers and these are recorded against their names.  Abraham’s faith could not have been much short of what Enoch’s was and must have been close to being taken to Heaven also. His channel of faith was connected to God and he had no doubt who it was Who was speaking, took God at His word and did not want God to paint him a pretty picture about what He was saying.

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He attributed the massive wealth he had as blessings of God, which is exactly what they were and as massive as they were they did not hold a candle on the ultimate blessing of God; one of His angels, a little child. Isaac was worth more than many thousand lots of his other wealth and this wealth could only have come from God Himself as both parents were way past child bearing age. But why did God make such a savage test of faith to Abraham? He has never done it since or before and He knew that Abraham would not have to go ahead with it anyway! It was still a one off order. To suggest that the Chamberlains or any Christian family would consider sacrificing their child to God only proves how ignorant or sick a human mind can be!  Pick up all those goodies I have given you and transfer them to this place I am about to show you is one thing but kill  with intense suffering the angel I have given you is different altogether!

Abraham was the father of faith and he alone underwent the greatest test of his faith. We are supposed to feel abhor d about this event, but we must also realise what abhorrence  God felt to actually have to go through with this horrific of all acts without which we would all be hell bound. He took our place for us! Faith is the basis this present covenant and it was the basis of the first covenant. All we have to do is to believe and trust in what Jesus has done for us!

Although Abraham had a faith that Jesus spoke of,  the one that could move mountains and he didn’t quiz God about particulars he must have wondered; firstly when leaving his cushy surroundings and told to go to a distant foreign land; how do I know when I have got there? and secondly about all these descendants he was going to have but came the age of ninety and with Sarah his wife they had not even produced one child! How many times when we have all these hopes and aspirations and we put them into into God’s hand  and they just seem to disappear. God  has forgotten us!  It is not all that difficult to tell ourselves that it is our faith that is being developed but it doesn’t make it easier to accept!

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It does seem to help me to cope a little better when I remind myself that God is not the Jeannie in the bottle. If my prayers are a little bit better than just a clanging bell then I have to accept the result of; thine will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Not gimme and in this order;1, 2 ,’3 ,4…

Verses 20-29; ‘ By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. By faith Jacob, when he was dying , blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones. By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the first born would not touch the firstborn of Israel.’

My goodness gracious! How a few verses can change the landscape! How the Melchizedek key has been turned. Moses’ parents were certainly right, he was not an ordinary child. He saw Christ, the invisible Christ. He did not believe that by killing a bull,goat or lamb and taking its blood before God was going to save him or anybody else. He could see he was just the shadow of what was actually going to happen. It was Christ Who was going to take His own blood into the Most Holy Place and it was that blood that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. And you can bet your last dollar that if Moses saw that, then he would have passed it onto Aaron, Miriam and all those he thought would be capable of at least partially understanding what was really going on!  Joshua, Caleb and the major and minor prophets would likewise have seen the big picture. So why this thousand odd years of animal sacrifices?What was Paul’s difficulty in joining the dots?

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I think that I can see that it is Paul who is the author of the Book of Hebrews. Not only is he trying to explain why he got it so horribly wrong he is trying to convince his fellow worshipers not to make the same mistakes he did. Yes it was a God given system that they were following but it did have a time and place for it and now both have gone. But the really fine touch here that Paul is giving is yes I did get it wrong but watch me, I will not make the same mistake again! You have to be able to realise when the time to move on has come.

Even though Moses could see and he told Paul in no uncertain words along with the many who came out of their graves at that earthquake of three o’clock on Good Friday that this was really about Jesus taking His precious blood into Heaven, God wanted to have an introductory system first, and earthly step, a sacrifice of Abraham of Isaac, of a loving father’s experience in having to have his most precious of sons killed. Some of the Heavenly nuances involved of Good Friday and beyond.  Moses did not query God but carried His instructions down down to the very last detail and Paul is now reproducing of the tutorial that He got from Jesus when he spent fourteen years with the Lord there, in the desert.

Did the tutorial, the sacrificial system run for long enough? Was a thousand years odd really long enough? In Paul’s case it was certainly well enough embedded, so much so that he could not see the wood for the trees. The whole church was asleep, even all of His beloved apostles did not comprehend what it was all about. Another thousand years would not have helped anything. Everything that God does is right and in the right time frame. At His second coming the whole church, all ten virgins are also in a very deep sleep. As the eternal Sabbath is about to begin I think it has to be the issue of His second coming but on the big picture scale. It is the end of the creation event that is being celebrated. It is the creation event that satan will attack and try to destroy thus nullifying the Sabbath. And this is the whole idea behind evolution, big bang and similar garbage.

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Today if any conscientious pastors tried to move their worship hour from Sunday to Saturday, to stop deliberately sinning noone would turn up, or at best very few. One hour of something is better than 24 hours of nothing. There are some out there that realise that it is not just the fires of hell that they are leading the flocks into, but the raging fire of hell.  The fires of hell are for those who reject, ignore the pleadings of the Holy Spirit but those fires are stoked up to raging for those who deliberately keep on sinning. They are indeed responsible for the most serious of blasphemies; nullifying the body and blood  of Jesus Christ and hanging Him back  onto that horrible cross. Thank you but no thank you! But they are in such a deep sleep that they only wake up in the Great Tribulation and only in the very last forty five days of it. Only half will be wise and the other half thrown into those specially stoked fires.

I am still struggling to cope with the horizons that have been opened up with the knowledge that Moses could see Christ. And if Moses could see Christ then in all probability Abraham could see Melchizedek for what He was and not just someone to whom he gave his tithe to. It seems like the greater the faith you have, the closer to God that you are and the more of Himself that He reveals. But the revealing of these Heavenly secrets is done in a preordained way. Let us look at Paul.

Jesus left no more ardent soldier, no more fervent preacher behind than the apostle Paul. None! And wherever Paul went and whenever he preached he preached one thing; the Crucified Christ! But does that mean that was all Paul knew about?  Well he certainly knew the old sacrificial system before his one and only cross. He knew the Old Testament backwards he just couldn’t apply it to the New Testament until Jesus taught him how to do it. If there is an era after the first cross would he have known about it? Yes and he did mention it, but only briefly as it could not take away from his focus. It maybe a contradiction but I think that the Book of Daniel was not closed to him or the other major apostles.

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He certainly knew of the problems that Daniel was addressing; finishing transgression and bringing in ever lasting righteousness and unlike at least a part of Daniel, Paul has a solution; Melchizedek. So first of all Paul is telling us; yes I do have my eyes focused on Good Friday, but that was only a part of the righteousness problem. It was the one that focused on the redeemed, the saints of Heaven it was not the total solution of everlasting righteousness. Jesus wants to get the redeemed to Heaven and we will be checking to see that not one member of our tribe is missing and only then do the final mopping up of evil.

The redeemed are only and only under consideration until the door of mercy closes, The rules change after this. So the redeemed or the possibility of being redeemed, the period of Heavenly grace applies to the era between the first and second comings of our Lord and for another 1,260 years after His second coming. He comes down then with the final preaching of the cross and on return to Heaven, He slams  the door of mercy closed. The foolish virgins may call out and ask to be let in but it will be too late! This blog has tried to follow this period under the headings of battles, history of the churches, the scapegoat but with no reference to Melchizedek or the second cross concept. Clearly there is still a long way to go. The tie in between Moses and Jesus is relatively simple, at least on the surface, but what about that between Abraham and Melchizedek? [ auto-save is playing up and not saving all the typing so I don’t know what has been stored on line.]

The history of events appears to be; Melchizedek—Abraham—–Moses—–Jesus—Melchizedek. So even though Jesus was connected to Moses by time, consecutive, He was invisible to Moses. The first two were visible to each other, consecutive and the last two were also consecutive. Jesus was made to be a priest in the order of Melchizedek. So did Abraham see his final bridge to Melchizedek when the two met? Isn’t it only God Who having given us a gift so that we can develop a generous spirit of free giving then asks us for ten percent of it back? He certainly does not give us gifts to foster the spirit of mean giving!  Did Abraham see Divinity in Melchizedek?

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Abraham was not a hairy brute like , grunting and snorting creature as evolutionists paint. He was a sensitive, kind , well informed and intelligent human being. He had a very strong link, a very strong bond with God. If I were to meet Jesus/ God in the street today in human form I would be none the wiser. To me the marvel remains that He has anything at all to do with me. I may not be able to quote as many Scriptures than most, but I do know the very last verse in the bible. “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with His people” is really all I have to know when I try to count the drops of water in the sea! Not so with Abraham. Having never experienced it I can’t say whether Abraham heard an actual voice or communication with no voice. He certainly knew it was God speaking and he responded accordingly, immediately. It would not be right to say that I do not experience any communication with God. There are certainly times when I ‘feel’  closer to God and I certainly would not have the gall and lie and take credit for something which He has done. But I have no doubt that had there been any Divinity in Melchizedek Abraham would have picked it up from miles away.

Why would God have closed certain sections in the Book of Daniel but opened it up to Paul and others? Well firstly the Book of Revelation remains an open book and had John written down what the seven thunders said that may have also closed sections of Revelation off. He did not and the book remains open. All we can do is to surmise what God said; well it was in thunder; stern, loud rebuking. seven; final, complete warnings and at His third coming; the door of mercy about to slam shut. Daniel was a very privileged person indeed. As far as I know he was given more about Good Friday than probably all the others combined. A great privilege indeed! He also ran history of the beginning of the last days for God’s people, from Babylon through Mount Calvary right through to the destruction of the wicked living; that statue of evil is crushed into a powder by the rock and thrown to the wind! That is the battle of the harvest when the beast, that evil within which was actually destroyed but revived by Jesus after the cross is now finally destroyed.

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I can’t remember Daniel alluding specifically to the battle when Jesus will crush satan’s head and satan his heel. Much ground has to be covered before  we return to this question. But that still begs the question; why didn’t Jesus answer Daniel’s question and tell him not to write it down? Why leave Daniel in a distressed state? If there were no further questions there would be little point in blogging on. Certainly with the intelligence of Paul he would have quizzed the Lord for these answers. The start of God’s church He wanted its leaders to know what they were talking about, to know the big picture. Not so with the sleeping leaders of the last church. To distinguish right arm from left foot is about the best you are going to get out of most ‘leaders’ today! But even Paul and the other apostles knew the big picture they solely concentrated on the ‘small’ picture; getting people to Heaven or Good Friday!

Verses 29-31; ‘ By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days. By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not  killed with those who were disobedient.’

Faith continues to be stressed, faith remains the connection to God. But if this is an autobiography by the apostle Paul then surely if anyone had faith then it was Paul! Paul did have faith and he did try to live his life according to Scripture and for these untiring efforts he was probably given one of the thrones of the twelve apostles in Heaven at three o’clock on Good Friday. But Paul’s faith rested on Paul’s laurels. It was what Paul had done and more importantly what he had not done. It was what Paul would do and how he would do it, that was its limiting factor. When that limiting factor changed to what Jesus could do it was then that Paul’s faith was able to move mountains! It was then that Paul realised that the very best of his [ ***.*** (5) 11/2/17 @4.40 pm] efforts were but filthy rags. It was then that Paul could move on!

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Verses 32-38; ‘ And what shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David , Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused  to be released, so that they may gain a better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated–the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in the deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.

Faith was the basis of the Old Testament as it is the basis of the New Testament. It was the basis of the first church as it will be of the last church. And one of the first tenets of our faith is going to have to be that God will not allow any trial to occur to us without giving us the corresponding help to endure. We will not be tested beyond our means to be able to cope. Our ultimate prayer would have to be to be like the first martyr, Stephen. God opened Heaven for him to see and its joys more than blocked out any earthly pain!  Our final call then would be;  ” glorified be your name” No reservations, no hesitations! God gave satan a chance to test His people before and He is allowing it to happen again today.

Verses 39,40; ‘ These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them had received what they had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.’

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Wherever God’s people in the history of time there was going to be only one place of perfection and that would be in Heaven of eternities. Many graves were split open and many holy people came out of them  on Good Friday. These no doubt went up to Heaven with Jesus at His ascension. How many of the above list we will only find out on our arrival there. The one thing we will all have in common is that we will be wearing Christ’s robe of righteousness! Little wonder we can have our bags packed and ready. “Whenever You are ready Lord!”  We have already been told where the disbelievers are not going to be and Jesus would take into account the vicious onslaught that secular science so called would make on the integrity of His word. But you really don’t need a higher degree to see the absurdities within these satanic attacks, even though they do appear to be very clever. But they are nothing; nothing is where they all start from and nothing can only produce nothing regardless of how many complex equations it is accompanied by. It is not even rubbish, it is nothing! Satan is killing many Christians today and even though they are buried in unmarked graves they are not forgotten, and believing that is what this chapter was about; FAITH!

It has already been suggested that one reason  the Book of Daniel had closed sections was not to muddy the waters too much. Why bring up a second cross when the first had not even occurred? Most found even the first cross too difficult! Perhaps if Daniel had been written at the time of Hebrews his book may not have been closed. But obviously there has to be correlation within the Bible. In my look at the Book of Revelation much of the details came from Daniel, was based on Matthew chapters twenty four and twenty five and there were anchors in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and now Hebrews. That now only leaves fifty nine more books to correlate with! I have seen many precious gems in my journey through Hebrews. One of those is that God is a God of order. He does things in sequence of events and time. He introduced the sacrificial system first and in the Garden of Eden  when they saw what they had done would have sickened Adam and Eve to the core!

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It wasn’t until the time of Moses that God introduced the sacrificial system formally. Even though Moses could see Jesus was going to be the final fulfillment of this system that it all pointed to Christ, Moses still obeyed every letter of instruction God gave him. Likewise when Paul finally saw the light, literally, he gave all to the preaching of the crucified Christ even though he could see that Good Friday was about the saints in Heaven, not the world they lived in. Its evils would be dealt with later and Jesus would hand back a creation He received as ‘ very good’ ,  but would hand it back as perfect!

Clearly if the Book of Daniel was closed until the last days, and these are last days then God will allow the relevant closed sections to be opened. He may open it up to multiple writers. But it is still a valid question as to why it was closed until the end days? And the answer to this question is worth pursuing. It can’t have been for the benefit of the saints because only the saints of end days were there to benefit from it. It can’t be for sake of the foolish Virgins because they won’t be there. They will have been killed in the battle of the beast along with all the living wicked. No, the events involved are only going to be Jesus crushing satan’s head and satan His heel. A very specific event. An event that had not occurred way back on Good Friday!. Its mopping up from that event has only just recently occurred. That beast that was killed in hell’s fires of Good Friday and miraculously resurrected soon after has just been killed in the battle of the beast. Jesus’ second objective of that cross has just been accomplished. The firstborn of the son of Pharaoh is dead. The world returns to Jesus’ ownership. But He can’t hand it back to God in this state. Transgression has hardly been finished, sin abounds, what sounds rather painful; wickedness has still to be atoned for before everlasting righteousness can be brought in! It is only then that we can think about anointing the Most Holy. So if it has not been done for the living or the dead then for whom has it been done?

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I have already come up with the only reason I can think of. The Great Tribulation.  The Bible will become the glue for these catastrophic events. The same satan will operate the same way he did almost seventeen hundred years ago when manipulated Emperor Constantine. He gave the Christians something to believe in and then killed them for their beliefs. The present sleeping church is hardly in any condition to go through any tribulation, let alone a Great Tribulation.  Most study their Bibles but only with the intention of finding reasons to justify their continual deliberate sinning. Ques where Christians line up to forfeit their earthly possessions are, well they could still be described as manageable! They could even be managed by our local corrupt and evil council. We have had some bad councils over the last fifty years but the present one is more evil, more corrupt than all the others combined! Evil has indeed got away once society loses regard for humanity. Satan operating in tandem with the beast will give Christians back their Bible and then kill them for their beliefs.

The ten virgins must indeed be in a very deep sleep because of the clangers in faith are indeed deafening. Most are so assured that they are in Jesus they don’t even ask themselves the question; Am I one of the fifty percent of Christians who on awakening will be classified as ‘ foolish ‘ and be thrown into those raging fires we have just discussed? Is the result of all our protestations; but Lord in Your wonderful name we did all these miracles, only to be told to’ Go away I do not know you!’ The message to the Church of Laodicea has addressed these issues sufficiently but it is water off the duck’s back!

Chapter 12   Verses 1-3; ‘  Therefore, since you are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.’

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One of satan’s greatest delusions would be to convince us we have no sin and our deeds and actions are acceptable to God; righteousness by works would form part of that deceit. But it is a different matter to continue to sin willfully and worse still to twist the Holy Word of God and throw it back into His Holy face to justify our actions. Jesus accepts us as we are and where we are at. We do not have to able to jump certain height hurdles that have been set at preset distances. Its okay even we we can’t get off the ground! But He never leaves us where we are. His Holy Spirit, if allowed works on our consciences working ever upwards ever more faith. So our run, initially is may be more accurately described as; observable motion in one direction, it may be and provided that motion is in the direction of Jesus that is all that is expected of us! Falls there will be many, some even catastrophic at which satan takes the greatest delight. But he will flee once you tell him that this or any of the other falls have anything to do with your place in Heaven. That was accomplished by Jesus and by Jesus alone! And what is more he considered it a joy to go through hell so that I could be with Him!

Verses 4-6; ‘  In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:” My sons, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebuke you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone  he accepts as a son”.

The sexuality, the gender aspects have been covered before. It will be a sin to accept the mark of the beast and we will be expected to resist this to the point of shedding blood, the point of death. And therein lies a part of Jesus’ explanation to those Heavenly host’s when they are insisting that it is a mistake that we should be admitted into Heaven to be with Jesus for the eternities to come; ” I, died for them so that they could spend the eternities to come with me and they were also prepared to die for me so that they could spend the eternities with me that is how much they want to be with Me!”  The seed must fall before the new plant can grow. And looking at Jesus after His resurrection gives us some idea what this new plant is going to look like.

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The disciplining of children today is one major reason why society is falling apart today and teachers like myself could see this happening over time quite dramatically. The only absurd legislation that still has to be enacted is; it is a criminal offence to have crying children. Children have always cried and will continue to do so. It is the only communication they have when something is wrong, something hurts. Children will always have to be disciplined, they do not know the difference between harm and good. We don’t give them a good whack on the bum unless it has been a life and death matter. We don’t want them to do it again. The discipline that Jesus hands out is also only handed out in love. It is there for correction, for making us to be more like Him. The full reasoning for that storm He has allowed in your life or is allowing now will be fully explained in Heaven and we will be delighted that He did send that storm. Today we know that every storm with life giving showers and complex atmospheric reactions will  do just that; give life and clear the air!

Verse 7-13; ‘ Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? If you are not disciplined { and everyone undergoes discipline}, then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it.  How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live!  Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on , however, it produces a harvest righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather be healed.’.

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How wonderful that the faith chapter has come first. Faith maybe able to move mountains but the discipline still remains unpleasant and painful. But the faith helps us to cope and we do keep reminding our Lord, not that He needs reminding, that His Holy Word by which He created the universe, became flesh and climbed onto Mount Calvary to achieve our salvation and has graciously recorded it in the Bible does also tell us that He will provide the ability to cope with this trial we are now experiencing. It is also wonderful to know that our pains have nothing to do with our salvation. Jesus bore those pains, every nano gram of them way back on Good Friday. This is purely a necessary correction issue and the unpleasant taste may linger for quite a while it will fade into the background especially if the Lord explains the reasons why He allowed it in the first place. Ultimately we will be shown why Jesus pulled us back from the edge of that cliff. The harvest of righteousness and peace  that these trials produce are well worth beholding and living with. They do seem to allow us to draw a deeper breath and experience more of the Sonshine!

But nowhere in life’s Jordan is the riverbed paved. The water is parted all the way across, but those stepping stones remain with their inherent nature of slipping and falling. But the path has been set clearly before us and that Man in white above the waters is available to help 24/7, all He needs is a call!

Verses 14-17;  ‘  Make every effort to live with all me and to be holy; without holiness noone will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral, `or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. He could bring about no change of mind, though he sought the blessing with tears.’

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I will take away with me a number of lessons from this Book of Hebrews. One is that sexual immorality in its myriad of forms was wrong and continues to be wrong. Another is holiness. Satan has the daily diary choker block full of everything except thoughts of gratitude and admiration of my Lord. It requires daily intensive training to set these aside and replace them with gratitude for the bountiful blessings we receive. I might bypass that text on no one missing the grace of God. I have been hated and continue to be hated and disliked by many and therefore responsible for bitter roots growing and defiling many. It would be nice to be able to win them all but unfortunately I count my conquests on the thumbs on my hand. I pass that one onto the Lord! I am also ignorant about birth rights in our society. The only birth right I can relate to is the fact that we have all been created by God for the purpose of spending eternity with Him. Most unfortunately will sell that birth right  for some earthly garbage!  There will be a time when they seek to have that right given back but it will be too late. The tears will make no difference!

Verses 18-21; ‘  You  have not come to a mountain that can be touched and that is burning with fire; to darkness, gloom and storm; to a trumpet blast or such a voice speaking words that those who heard it begged that no further word be spoken to them, because they could not bear what was commanded; ” If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned:. The sight was so terrifying that Moses said, ” I am trembling with fear.”

The next time humanity will come in contact with the awesome power of God will be at His second coming. But even here Jesus appears as an angel and not a mighty Angel, we are told in Revelation chapter 20. As a mighty angel He would destroy all humanity before Him. Even as an angel we are not told for how long everyone who has just experienced His presence will lay there for, It could be six hours before people start to stir, another six hours before they can get onto their feet and then gradually begin to get on with their lives.

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After six months memories will have faded and forgotten after another six years. The fact that they have been in God’s presence and ignored it will be held against them in the final judgment. God’s people can experience some of that reverence and fear by asking the Holy Spirit to show us. This could be in the form of reveling some magnificent aspect of His creation as a first step. The more He chooses to show us the more we live by sight and the less by faith.

Verses 22-24; ‘  But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have 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, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.’

The question of irreverence and blasphemy has troubled me for a long time. Moses stood in front of a burning bush and was ordered to take his shoes off because he was standing on holy ground. But how does that translate to me more than three thousand years later? When I blasphemed and tested the Lord by placing the NIV study Bible on my collapsed knee and saying the Lord’s Prayer it was not the pain that was driving me, I had experienced that pain many times before, no, it was desperation. I had to know  that this book I was studying  was not a work of satanic minds, which I thought the evidence pointed to. Could you get anymore evidence than to address Jesus Who has just revealed Himself as God, as Divine when He answered the soldiers who had come to arrest Him in the Garden of Gethsemane , with the same title that you address satan with? Satan and Jesus have become synonymous!  I challenge you , beat that one for blasphemy! Sadly that is not the only clanger that abounds today, it is drowned out by the many others and will only become apparent when some of those other clangers are taken off line. Despite and inspite of these human frailties God continues to speak to us through His Holy Word. And is what the NIV study Bible continues to be.

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The fact that Jesus condescended  and became humanity to take us from the old Mount Zion to Heavenly Mount Zion should be reason why His Holy Name is lifted above the Heavens and not rubbed in the same dirt as satan’s name. The sleeping church has missed the point completely. It should give us more wonder, more reverence, more gratitude at this amazing condescension and not that blazay attitude that ‘He is one of us.’ And miraculously He has!

When I had my eye problems recently I placed the Bible ( I think it was the NIV) on my eye and said the Lord’s Prayer. When the answer came back as ‘No’ I accepted it and did not continue to shop around trying the different versions. You would think that before undertaking a major walk with my beloved that I would take insurance out and say the Lord’s Prayer with my Bible. Many times I forget and the result is, well its collapsed again. We obviously do not carry a Bible and the first time it happened and for those who have experienced it know that that is as far as you are going. My wife suggested that she lay hands on it and pray and as there were not many other options I agreed. Yes it has worked every time since. It maybe a form of shopping but this time just before we go to the eye specialist I am going to ask her to lay hands on my eyes and prayer. The  answer may still be no. God has allowed this trial for a specific reason/ reasons and only when they have been fulfilled, accomplished will He lift  them. I am not sure what the reasons are, nor do I want to know because they are in the hands of my loving Jesus and He is actually experiencing them with me! I have suggested that she forms a ministry of healing starting with some of my golfing friends. She said she could do no better than if their own wives lay hands on them. It is just a matter of faith.

This problem of the titles of Jesus have been worrying me for some time and have now become so poignant that I have to do something about them. After Hebrews I only have the homework to continue my study until where Jesus told Nicodemus to go to; Moses’ bronze snake in the desert.

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After this I will attempt to rewrite this blog from the level of a child on milk to one of who is on solid food. I intend to address the problem of righteousness. What bigger step in righteousness could I take than changing from the NIV Bible to the NASB. Just because we are all the children of God does not mean we are all at the same spiritual level. Likewise for God’s Word the Bible. There are many versions out there written with different motives. The NIV version takes the view that we have moved on from the original Mount Sinai where even if an animal touched this Holy Mountain, of the Old Covenant, it had to be stoned to death. But the fact that we have moved onto the Heavenly Mount Zion is taken as a downward step where God/Jesus now don’t deserve the same honor and respect and can be addressed by the same title that is given to satan. The blogs on the problems of the NASB Bible have many factual statements. There are problems with this version but they do give God/Jesus a different title to satan. They do address them with capital letters. This makes the comparison between the two versions like comparing chalk and cheese. They both have a study Bible version and whereas I paid little or no attention to the NIV study Bible notes I will carefully read the NASB study Bible notes. It should be quite apparent where I am plagerising their work, which I will try to avoid, but all that is of concern is that the Name of God be glorified and even the people whose efforts are leading us to this glorification are noted and will be reproduced in Heaven on earth their names are not relevant, but only the privilege attached to doing this glorification. It is a privilege indeed to be called a servant of the Most High God. I have adopted the habit of ignoring commentaries made by people who cannot distinguish between God and satan for a long time now  and that is where this NASBSB ( New American Standard Bible Study Bible)  is different. There should be no automatic switch off factor by seeing the level of spirituality of the people writing. But to use a major comment they have and I didn’t think of it myself without referencing it would be theft and I will try to reference it as NASBSB p….., v…..

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NASBSB p 1799 Verses 25-29; ‘ See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven. And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, ”  YET ONCE MORE I WILL  SHAKE NOT ONLY THE EARTH, BUT ALSO THE HEAVENS.”  This expression, ” Yet once more”, denotes the removing  of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, so that those things which can not be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire’.

If, as this blog insists God’s Word can be taken literally and we literally believe it then the most powerful weapon we have against satan is ‘ it is written’ . He must flee and flee immediately. If we would believe in it providing all the errors were taken out then satan will easily and gleefully tie those words around our necks and throw us into the depths of the sea. So the situation existing at the shaking of the earth and heavens appears to be;

The battle of the beast, the harvest is over and all the wicked living who have been miraculously  kept alive since the second coming of our Lord approx 1,770 years ago are now dead, including the 144,000 foolish virgins. The harvest for which the first fruits, the 144,000 wise virgins were presented all turned out to be rotten and was harvested by the rider of the white horse using His sharp sickle. They are not gathered and whatever the birds of the sky do not consume is just left to rot to fertilize the ground so that the grapes can now grow to maturity. The book of life is only an option to these combatants. These people who fell in this battle had the beast within to which they could have responded but they also had the choice of responding to the Holy Spirit which is active in our lives right up to our very last breath.

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There are some really hard issues involved and the moment I receive a definite answer I will  type it in in bold letters. Right now if I or any of my family or friends accept the mark of the beast does that mean that the Holy Spirit stops its pleadings for this soul  or does the Spirit double its efforts to win back this soul and I therefore should also double my prayer effort? How much of the battle of the beast can we transfer across to today? When the foolish virgins finally rejected the seals they had been given way back at the second coming the Holy Spirit withdrew and returned back to Heaven. The changes that occurred then are described in detail in Revelation chapter 18 verses eleven onwards; no more sounds of trumpets, weddings, lights etc, a very marked change which we are about to study. But the fact is that the Holy Spirit has not withdrawn from earth and will not do so for about another 1770 years. It pleads as we are expected to pray for these lost souls. If we could just hang on until the Great Tribulation when the beast changes his tactics from holding on at all costs to deciding he wants them all out; good riddance of bad rubbish . They are likely to turn against me in the last battle and that is exactly what happened to me on Good Friday; the problem is allegiance and I don’t want it to occur again. If he is defeated it will not be on the grounds of lost allegiance.

So the battle of the beast is just over and the second purpose for Good Friday has been accomplished; the Pharaoh’s firstborn son is dead and Jesus reclaims Egypt. He had already done so way back at Good Friday but for reasons best known to Himself He resurrected the beast and allowed evil to continue. But what does Jesus actually inherit? A world full of spiritual demons, those who were thrown out of Heaven way back in the Garden of Eden days who now may be constantly materializing as physical beings and actual bodily demons, those wicked dead that were resurrected  at the end of the millennium. They have already been through their first death and now the second death of hell awaits them. In their judgment they will not be shown the book of life as they have no beast of evil within them. They are all evil, pure evil. There  is no choice for them, they must do evil. That is why as Christians we must stay away from satan’s domain as far as possible.

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There is only one result available if we meddle with him! All these demons, billions of them, now have noone to work on, they are the only ones left. I am still trying to work out the length of time between these last two battles and so far have provided contradictory times. But satan now gives all to his final battle, that of the grapes knowing that Scripture tells him that Jesus will crush his head and he Jesus’ heel.

So as Jesus looks down on the scene it is a sea of evil, all evil not just the beings but also the earth itself has been defiled by all that sin, the blood shed, the killings and where trillions upon trillions of sins have been committed . But there is one very bright spot that stands out and shines clearly through all that darkness and evil. And that is the ‘left over blood’ from Good Friday. Jesus, our High Priest has already taken some of His precious blood to Heaven to atone fro the Most Holy Place and some has already been applied to the altar where His sacrifice was made but the ceremony of Atonement the remainder of the blood was poured against the base of the altar. That happened at 4 o’clock on Good Friday when the Roman soldier opened up Jesus’ side, that blood is still there and it is atoning blood.

Jesus now has a lot of work to do if He is going to hand His creation back to God, not only in a ‘very good’ condition but in a perfect condition. Specifically Daniel 9:24 tells us the six requirements that must now be met; ( In future they will just be referred to as Daniel’s six requirements). 1; both types of evil must be ended and no longer exist. The two evils, transgression or unintentional sin and intentional sin or just sin can only be ended when the fires of hell are extinguished are dealt with in the same two ways that the saints intentional and unintentional sins were dealt with; a light phase and a dark phase, two scapegoats, one stayed in the sanctuary and the other taken way out into the desert. The sanctuary service becomes a part of the service of eternity but the other and with such gratitude just forgotten. 2; atone for wickedness.

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Thus there are two ways of atoning for wickedness; one for the saints and one for the wicked, one for unintentional sin and the other for intentional sin. The saints, those who chose Jesus have had both types of sin atoned for. On Good Friday they were released from Egypt’s slavery of sin, it is now in God’s hands when He will return to take them from Egypt and into the promised land. He still must have some finishing touches to do to our Heavenly apartments. The saints must have their bags packed and be ready to be taken at very short notice; even before you take your next breath. It is sinful, a lack of faith and trust to doubt our future which was fully determined by what Jesus did on Good Friday. He was symbolised by the goat that took our unintentional sin and He was symbolised in the scapegoat which took the results of intentional sin; its suffering and its death, our second death that is in hell.

Actually if you didn’t see the error in the last sentence you will not agree with the distinction I am about to make between the Passover Service, Good Friday or the first cross and the Day of Atonement Ceremony, Good Friday and the second cross. Now that I have made that commitment, still tentative, I would place the date between the battle of the beast, the completion of Good Friday and the battle of satan, near or even on the Day of Atonement at seven months or whatever the exact date was when Good Friday occurred. The two issues being addressed are the shaking of the earth and the shaking of the Heavens.

The three issues remaining are the intentional and unintentional sins of the wicked and even though this world is defiled with sins there is still that infinitely bright light shinning from where Jesus’ precious blood was thrown against the base of the altar. That cannot be just destroyed, shaken off the earth, it is there for a reason and it must fulfill that reason for which it has been left behind for.

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The intentional sin of the wicked has only one path for it. It must be burnt into oblivion not by earthly fires which only convert one state of matter into another, but by Heavenly fires, God’s wrath and justice; You will surely die and die into non existence they do. That blot on our Heavenly screen which we associated with planet earth just disappears from our screens.That is the last time we see the last trace of intentional sin, anybodies intentional sin, it is as if it never existed.  The problem that remains is their unintentional sins, both those inside and outside of the envelope. That was the error I once intentionally made to see if anyone is following the reasoning. These are the two components of the daily sacrifice. The one where you could have jumped six feet had you read and obeyed the instructions I gave you and the six thousand miles that God’s standards required you to jump to meet His law in a way it was supposed to be met.

The one where you didn’t even jump the six feet even though you could have is covered by the sin and guilt offering. The one where you couldn’t do it even in your wildest dreams is the burnt offering. It is the presentation of the life of Jesus where He fulfilled God’s law to level expected by Divinity. He has taken that responsibility for His creation, done it for them and now presents those results to His Heavenly Father. The burnt offering could only proceed once all other traces of sin had been done away with. It was the last act of the Day of Atonement Ceremony and this ceremony was a last act, a final act. Parts of it are transposed into the daily sacrifice of eternity but there was only one Day of Atonement. ( or was there two?)

After that Day of Atonement Ceremony wickedness may have been atoned for but that does not necessarily mean that everlasting righteousness has been brought in. Would the following contribute to the introduction of everlasting righteousness?;

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Would the righteous, the saints having been thoroughly instructed by their Lord and Master, Jesus Christ over a three and a half year period (182 Sabbaths) that He was going to leave them and why He had to go, were still devastated when He left them and then watched in horror as they saw what Jesus did for them way back on Good Friday ( the unintentional sin component was exactly the same as theirs but Jesus does not go into hell this time, they just see the wicked suffering and burning in hell and know the reason why they did not have to go to hell was because Jesus took their place in hell for them) and they gain such an abhorrence for sin that the beast within them, that up to now was covered Christ’s robe of righteousness, is killed and there is now possibility of them ever sinning again . Could the killing of this beast be regarded as a part of the introduction of everlasting righteousness? Certainly!

Could the introduction of the perfect life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ as experienced in that burnt offering of the Day of Atonement Ceremony into a daily sacrifice ceremony for the eternities to come be considered as a part of the introduction of everlasting righteousness? Certainly!

Could the anointing of the  Most Holy and  the inauguration of the saints by the application of the life giving blood of Jesus to their foreheads be considered as a part of the introduction of everlasting righteousness?  Certainly!  […..]  So it is the blood of Jesus that is involved in the shaking of both the earth and heavens. So we must look more at what we are going to shake.

Heaven is the direct presence of God in the Most Holy Place. There are many more dissimilarties between the earthly Most Holy place even though Moses was ordered to build it to specific instructions, and the Heavenly Most Holy Place, the New Jerusalem the Most Holy Place of the eternities. Both were in contact with planet earth, both had four walls and both had the direct presence of God.

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Other than the obvious difference in size; The earthly Most Holy Place (MHP) had a roof but the Heavenly MHP does not. It does not need to be shielded from sin because none exists. It is a beacon to the universe! ; Both may have four walls but the Heavenly one has twelve entrances, the earthly MHP may have walls made up of sections, but these are not entrances, there is only one entrance and that is through the creature that looks like an ox. Its only entrance can only be made if the High Priest is carrying the blood of an innocent slain creature. Our initial entry from the Old Heavens into the New Jerusalem is also made by the presence of the blood of Jesus, but once inside after our inauguration we may leave and enter through any giant pearl. We should favor the one with the name of our tribe on it because our suburb, our apartment will be closest to this gate. Everything about the earthly MHP was shrunk, contracted, God could not express Himself because of the presence of sin, this inhibition no longer applies to the New Jerusalem. Sin was even allowed inside the earthly MHP; but that was only once a year and only the High Priest was allowed to enter. He had to be accompanied by the blood of an innocent victim and that blood was for atonement, defiling,cleansing purposes. Many today take that blood to be as a plead for mercy, for God to accept the sacrifice which has been offered. I don’t think this to be the case. The purpose of Jesus’ blood was to atone and to give life. Jesus would not have to plead for his blood to be accepted; that would be automatic. If there was mercy required it would be by us the sinners so that God would not destroy us as we deserve to be destroyed.

It is not only on earth that the MHP is constricted, it is also constricted in the Old Heavens and access to it does not open up until God’s wrath is completed once the seven bowls are  poured out. In earth’s MHP God’s presence is restricted to His Shekinah glory above the lid to the ark of the covenant. Many a sermon has been given on the contents of this ark but the basic problem remains the ten commandments as a summary of the Law  of God. We have broken them, Jesus has kept them! And that obedience now unleashes bounties of God previously restricted.

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The river of life flows and the tree of life also produces its bounties, which hopefully will become a central theme of our studies. As large as the New Jerusalem is it filled with the presence of God and much more as it radiates out through those twelve pearly gates and shines out to the outer limits of the new heavens, the courtyard in the first Mosaic Temple. Both Jesus and God occupy this new throne from which these bounties flow. But it is the foundations that I find are of  interest.

The temple of the desert was a temporary structure and therefore had no foundations. It did have massive foundations when Solomon ( keyboard dead even with new batteries) when Solomon built it but when this building was destroyed by the Babylonians some 400 years later ( actually should be 490 years  or seven lots of seventy that the Jews were supposed to let their land rest and once they had not let this happen for 490 years God intervened and let this disobedient people’s temple be destroyed and the land did rest for seventy years before they were allowed to go back. We will call this mark one. Mark two was when it was rebuilt and called Herod’s Temple which was destroyed by the Romans and whose foundations remain today. God is going to allow these foundations to be destroyed by the beast out of the earth; the abomination that causes desolation. It will be rebuilt after the second coming of our Lord and even though it is rebuilt to exact specifications it is not in the same place. John can however identify it by its dimensions. This temple mark three.

Temple mark three is only reoccupied by Jesus for 1,260 days of what could be 1,260 years of its existence. It is destroyed by the earthquake which is set off by the slamming of the door of mercy in Heaven. This now brings us to its rebuilding; temple mark four and the player in those final events involving satan. As we have just revisited Daniel 9;24 we might as well continue through to the end of this chapter again. The sealing up vision and prophecy from the previous verse is a no brainer  as we are already in Heaven we obviously don’t need any visions and we communicate directly with God.

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Verse 25; ‘ So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty two weeks; it will be built again , with plaza and moat, even in times of distress.’

On reading the Bible study of the NASB and finding it to be the same as the NIV was a bit of a surprise. But the NASB comments come from people who have a respect for God and as I said that I will read and consider them. First comment; interesting, but I will firstly write my commentary before trying to weave their comments into mine. As far as I know I am following the reconstruction of Solomon’s temple from approximately 500 BC and the reconstruction of the temple that was rebuilt after the second coming of my Lord and destroyed by the earthquake ( again!) of the Lord’s third coming. So there are at least the history of two temples being followed and may even be three. I will rule out the One after the second coming when the text tells me to do so. But initially three temples are going to be followed; 500 BC, 2000 AD and 3260 AD.

All three may have started with a decree to rebuild Jerusalem, taken forty nine years to rebuild after which it took Jesus 62 lots of seven ( Or 434 years) to make His appearance.  The earthquake that destroyed the last of the foundations of Herod’s temple and that of Jesus’ third coming could quite easily have left a moat behind. The time of distress is given much attention in the Bible and I have tried to outline the conflict between the living wicked and the risen dead wicked in the rebuilding of the very last temple. Only the 144,000 foolish virgins would have been involved in the rebuilding after the second coming on the destruction caused by the abomination that caused that desolation in the first place but the rebuilding of the last temple could have involved the wicked risen dead. These involved those who were slain rather than accept the mark of the beast. Full-on Christians?

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Their actions certainly matched their beliefs but unfortunately their belief that the Word of God was pliable and could be molded to fit their ‘superior, more up to date ideas’ was their downfall. When they tried to run their superior ideas past Jesus at His third coming He would not even grace them with His appearance.  But they along with the 144,000 foolish virgins may have been involved in the lobbying for the rebuilding of the fourth and last temple. This is the case that I now follow as Herod’s temple, or more correctly that of Jesus’ time did not have a moat and it met none of Daniel’s six requirements. They would be met at a later time; bring in everlasting righteousness. Having given the history of earth and God’s creation as seven sevens ( 7,777 years, 7 months, 7 days and 7 hours from beginning to end with Good Friday at 3 PM as its center should allow for fairly relative at least dating of events)  I have already tried to explain the apparent inconsistencies in the last 490 years in the rebuilding of the last temple.  The Messiah, the Prince did come at the end of 6*70 or 483 years and spend one lot of seven ( 7 years) in addressing the problems of Daniel’s people and their city.

Hopefully this will be a last, very last comment on Bible commentaries ( until at least I get my next pang of conscious about plagiarism) . God does not blind us with brilliant Sonlight, He prepares our eyes in stages with lesser lights. The Sonlight was preceded by over a thousand years of lesser light. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ was pointed to by over a thousand years of animal sacrifices the depths of which I am trying to probe, the earthly step from which we can look up to those lofty heights of Heaven. As this blog is neither about fame or fortune the charge of plagiarism is not relevant. This is the voice of one of God’s  servants calling out in the dark and warning about the approaching midnight and the readiness to have spare oil with our lamps. It warns that there is only one weapon which is available to the people of God. It is not just a sword, but a sharp double  edged sword but can only be effective if used correctly. You know if you are using it correctly if when used satan has fled. If on the other hand the response is ‘ well what about’ which he himself knows its lies then your use of the sword is of no value. Put the Bible back in its cover and back onto the shelf and make sure you look at it from a distance at least once a day! Go to one of the many ‘religious leaders’  of today and watch them spin out satan’s stories and catch you up to date with the latest science. Clever, clever people.

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You are holding the Bible, any Bible in your hand? Very good you are not just holding onto the Word that created the universe and became flesh and walked to Mount Calvary’s tree of hell so that you can spend the eternity in perfection with Him you are holding onto the Holy Spirit whose job it is to show you how to use this amazingly powerful weapon. Satan knows its power and will not risk hanging around arguing the point because he knows he will be cut to shreds. Its all about faith, it is all about trust. It is they that allow you to hold this powerful weapon and it is they that will stop it from slipping from your hands and causing someone else harm. The prayer required is very short indeed; ” Lord give me that faith, give me that trust”. If that prayer was in Jesus Name then its gone through to the top and will be answered!

But you may argue that you have been given the gift of thought and the ability to reason. Correct, but by Whom? Did it just appear out of nowhere, the  blues or was it given to you in all its incredible complexity by God?  Use that ability to reason with the one who is now trying to convince you the Bible is just a pack of old wives tales of ancient civilizations who had they known the science we know today would have just laughed at it the way we should do today! Use your ability to reason and ask where and why does this wonderful science of today  start from nothing, zero, zilch and get this nothing to blow up with a mighty big bang? How do these pieces of nothing coalesce into planets, they can’t  show one explosion where that happens? How these lifeless planets get life? How this life becomes more complex? All garbage, it never happens and the exact opposite  of what only  occurs. Your faith in God will only need to be minuscule when compared to believing what these clever scientists are trying to convince you of! An impossibility and a pile of garbage!  Start on the right foundation: the Book of Genesis  and watch it build from there!  There you will not only meet the start of the problem you will also meet the solution, Jesus Christ which coincidentally is the point where this blog is at now, and it has been a wonderful journey to get thus far.

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Verse 26; ‘ Then after sixty two weeks the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. and its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined.’

We are now in the last seven years of the four hundred and ninety allocated to firstly rebuilding the temple, in our case three temples followed by 434 years when the temples stand completed  and Jesus appears beginning the last seven.

We can tentatively rule out the temple that was rebuilt after the second coming of our Lord but not using any foundations of Herod’s temple. Yes Jesus the Prince did come down from Heaven for a period of three and a half years  and He was cut off from Heaven during this time. But this would have necessitated the decree to rebuild Jerusalem seven hundred and seventy years in the millennium, a very long time indeed. There is no record of turmoil and unrest and the destruction of the temple. The city and temple were destroyed but the earthquake was a Divine event. It was triggered by the door of mercy slamming shut in Heaven once Jesus returned with His two witnesses.

But a lot of these criteria also apply to the Temple of Jesus’ time. Clearly Jesus’ first appearance has to be referenced. The decree for rebuilding the city will be found with the date stamped on it. Clearly God cannot allow this to happen today. Let us pretend that it is found tomorrow and it has the date clearly stamped on September 11, 460 BC. Out come the calculators; add 49 years for temple to be rebuilt and dedicated or 411 BC. Add 62*7 or 434 years when Jesus begins His ministry in 23 AD. ( I am unsure how to overcome the zero problem when 1 BC  became 1 AD without a year zero) . Add forty two months and Good Friday is 11 th February, 27 AD. Add  1,260 years from the time power of God’s people is broken ( second coming when all the goodies go to Heaven) to the time when the power of God’s people is FINALLY broken ( the two witnesses return to Heaven with Jesus).

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Add 490 years for the rebuilding of the temple and the Messiah the Prince returning and that all the numbers must add up to half of the seven sevens ( 7,777 years, 7 months, 7 days and 7 hours of creation ) means the second coming must occur at 2028 AD. The error here has already been pointed out that we don’t know when the decree to rebuild that last temple was made. But He must be very close to coming indeed.!  As far as I know there are no history books from this era with that specific date!

We are also not told of anybody coming and destroying the city within this 490 year time frame. Jesus was actually cut off from Heaven at His birth and not really restored until He returned at His ascension. He was badly cutoff when He broke ties with the temple on the Tuesday before Good Friday. But the reference here clearly relates to the start of the last seven; on earth the start of Jesus’ ministry. So that leaves us with our final temple, the one that was rebuilt after Jesus returned to Heaven with His two witnesses.

Verse 27; ‘ And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.’

When I first came up the idea of the second cross it seemed absurd. O further thought it became impossibility, then possible, probable and now likely. One problem it is trying to address is when the High Priest takes the blood of the sacrifice into the Most Holy Place this is the start of the Day of Atonement Ceremony, not the end. When Jesus Christ our High Priest took His precious blood into Heaven after three o’clock on Good Friday for atonement, He started the Day of Atonement Ceremony, Good Friday was the start and not the end of this in reality once only ceremony. The head crushing and heel bruising is the end.

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The temple has been the central figure in God’s dealings with His people; It was at His first coming and will be at His fourth coming although Jesus temple is still to be destroyed three times and rebuilt twice before time finishes. All those clever scholars who ‘proved’ Daniel could not have known about Antiochus IV and those events of Macabetes  (?) as events ahead of time, I have news for you, Daniel wrote about events still 4,600 years in the future and which we are studying now! Whenever I say the Bible is ‘wrong ‘  it is obviously with tongue in cheek and is simply saying, ‘ I don’t understand’. Such was the problem of the foundations of Jesus’ temple. They were in the ‘wrong place’  and therefore should have to be totally demolished and rebuilt in the ‘right place’.

The problem as I saw it was that Jesus’ cross on Mount Calvary was the altar of burnt offering and therefore should have been inside the courtyard, along side the Holy Place and not just out of the courtyard but outside the city itself. Well it was but it was not a mistake but a progression in time. The trig point, the way point was in fact the cross, the altar and it was from this point that light shines from the surrounding black hole; it is where the blood of Jesus was poured out in that gushing stream at four o’clock on Good Friday. But right now I want to return to the rebuilding of the temple which was destroyed by the earthquake when the door of mercy slammed shut in Heaven. This is the fourth and final temple. (1,260 years after the second coming)

The contempt and relief the people of this time when the beast had killed the two witnesses and sent each other congratulatory messages turned into shock and terror when God brought His two witnesses back to life and took them to Heaven!  Not only were these two witnesses who had given everyone such a hard time whilst they were on earth, they are now in Heaven and the full on destruction, the bowls has begun! Where is all this going to stop? Will it ever stop?

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In desperation they could have got together and decided that if we rebuild God’s temple His wrath may abate. Whatever the circumstances a plan was put into place by the form of a decree and forty nine years later the temple was completed. It could easily have used the foundations of the previous temple as they were not the same ones a Jesus’ temple. Now the Messiah, the Prince comes after 62 *7 or 434 years but if not to the temple then where?

We have to keep refocusing on the issues. Who is being addressed is Daniel’s people and the city they will spend the eternities in. God is equally concerned about where we are going to live as He is concerned about us. The other issue here is sin, righteousness. Being sinful and being steeped in sin we cannot imagine how serious our transgressions are and why the solution is so drastic. It was the cross on Passover and could easily be so now. This is now for the benefit of the saints, albeit not the main reason but still one of the reasons. They must be shown what Jesus did for them back on Good Friday; that beast within them must be killed so there is no chance ever of coming to life again!

We are told that when Jesus leaves us His saints 434 years after the temple is rebuilt that He is cut off and has nothing. You would not expect Jesus to leave Heaven one second and in the next be hanging on a cross. He is away from us but we not only see Him during the next forty two months we hear Him as He explains the reasons for His sudden departure and the horrible things that are about to happen to Him. It must help us knowing this and being prepared for this event. I have evaded this question up to now but now it must be addressed; what would have happened to Eve had she only committed her unintentional sin and Adam had not followed her? What is the penalty for unintentional sin? Is there any difference between the penalty for unintentional sin that is inside the envelope  to that outside the envelope? And where is Jesus that He is cut off and has nothing? Is this part of the shaking?

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The penalty of sin is death. There are no nuances there no ‘ but if you didn’t know’ and were deceived like Eve, there is only an affirmation; ‘you will SURELY die’. Disobedience, sin is the breaking away from God, for whatever reason and we cannot live apart from God. We will surely die. We die for unintentional sin and we die for intentional sin and had Eve’s sin been the only sin ever committed and she repented then Jesus would have had to have died to cover her sin.Here lies the simplicity in the Bible; either you let Jesus do it for you or you do it yourself. The penalty may be death and Jesus is now going to take on all those unintentional sins of His creation, all 14 billion of those who did not make it to Heaven, or whatever that number is, God alone knows the exact number of people and sins but the suffering does not have to be the same,  Jesus’suffering for His creation will be metered out by the meter of perfection; God until a ‘complete destruction , one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate’.

So this means that Jesus went through two deaths for me on Good Friday; one for my unintentional sins and one for my intentional sins. That does sound like an absurd idea that it is not just second death is hell but the second death IN hell!  That idea remains in the absurd category not like the one that has just moved from the absurd to the impossible category; that the beast out of the sea and the beast out of the earth are intentional and unintentional components of evil within us. We are about to face those two categories but in a different temple, with different foundations. Jesus’temple was the temple of the Passover Lamb and now we are about to move into Jesus’ temple of the Day of Atonement.

Even though I don’t feel competent enough to take on the challenge of Daniel 9:27 I feel that circling around these two topics is heading in the right direction. I continue to marvel at that full stop placed between chapters four and five in the Book of Revelation; three o’clock, Good Friday and the dead centre of created time. It was then and not on Resurrection Sunday or any other time that the salvation of the saints was completed. It was then that Jesus became worthy to take the scroll and open its seals

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because he was slain and with His blood  He HAD PURCHASED men for God… ( Resurrection Sunday was still to come). And that is not just what the twenty four elders were telling us they were joined by none other than the four creatures!  It was confirmed by the angelic host who had lived through these horrific times by the nanoseconds and because I became one with my Lord at this time all my prayers of the acceptance of Jesus as my Saviour were there also. ( Because Jesus seems to do things in sevens that last hour from three to four o’clock that Jesus hung limp on the cross for before allowing the remainder of His blood to be poured out at the base of the altar, His cross must also have a special significance with which I continue to struggle.

But three o’clock on Good Friday, Jesus’ temple produced blood of the sacrificial lamb which Jesus the High Priest took into the Most Holy place, Heaven  and when this occurred it marked the start of the Day of Atonement Ceremony. The Passover Lamb had been slain and we are now ready to move onto different foundational truths. There was nothing wrong with the first ones but time has moved on. Moved on from what? What structural changes are we now going to see? There can also be no mistakes with the new foundations. That light that is piercing the darkness from black hole earth, the  pool of Jesus’ blood which gushed from His side will make sure that this will not happen.

But from what foundational truths are we moving on? What had been accomplished and what still needed to be done before Daniel as his people could move into that place that Jesus had gone up to Heaven to prepare for them? We have seen that the only way satan can bruise Jesus’ heel was to get His creation, anyone to sin unintentionally causing Jesus to suffer for their unintentional sins. But what about Jesus crushing satan’s head?

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The basic difference between the two temples was that of the ceremonies they were enacting; Passover and the Day of Atonement, therefore it was the position of the altar that distinguished them. Passover had sin and was not allowed within the temple courtyard but the Day of Atonement had no sin,  it was just the burnt offering and therefore allowed to be near the Holy Place. The last two temples were constructed with the altar of burnt offering within the temple precincts.

Good Friday’s cross, the altar carried the sin and guilt offerings and had to be outside of the city. Symbolically it did not carry the worst of sins, intentional sins or scapegoat but in reality these were there also. Jesus suffered and died for all our sins on that day. If you qualify that to exclude the burnt offering unintentional sins that does give rise to surprising conclusions. Our unintentional sins are still there!. Either Good Friday was the Day of Atonement or it wasn’t! If it was then there are TWO days of Atonement and not just ‘ THE Day of atonement.  The flesh of the animals was also burnt outside of the city. All these sins did not allow the altar into the temple courtyard. You cannot offer sin to God.

The Day of Atonement Ceremony, and in reality there was only one where all of Daniel’s six requirements were met, atonement had occurred  that final offering , the burnt offering could be made near God’s Holy Place because all sin had been done away with. The scapegoat with all those intentional sins had just been burnt in hell along with satan. The penalty for intentional sin had been paid, suffering plus death, and intentional sin no longer existed! Satan’s head had been crushed! The saints in Heaven had seen the gory details of hell and you didn’t need to be a rocket scientist to extrapolate what Jesus had experienced for them and why they were not thrown into those flames also.   I take it as only ONE Day of Atonement when all sin will be done away with. Calvary’s tree was not meant to be the end of all evil, the Day of Atonement is the end of all evil; punished, atoned, vaporised, done away with forever and ever, and this time in context that means forever and ever.

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Let us look at this burnt offering in more detail. First of all there can be no remission of sin without the shedding of blood, clearly can only be Jesus’s blood. There was! Way back on Good Friday there was a late emissions of atoning blood to cover these late events. It was atoning blood and was accepted by Heaven as such when this ceremony began. Jesus’s blood is obviously outside of time  and not affected by the 3,889 years of intervening time. Jesus was positioned above this blood where now the altar of burnt offering stood, Calvary’s original cross. So the atoning blood of Jesus was involved in this one and only Day of Atonement. What unintentional sins were involved, particularly those inside and outside the envelope?

Jesus was the sin offering and guilt offering way back on Good Friday and it was the blood from these offerings that He took with Him to Heaven and allowed to be poured out at the base of the altar. As pointed out there were more sins present on Good Friday whereas now there is only one; To meet God’s Law you were required to jump 6,000 miles high, something none of you could do but as your Creator I take responsibility for your inability to do so and I will do it for you.For your unintentional sin I will now take the punishment as decreed by God and I will also take the penalty of death for you. So this is different for those watching saints. Here are their punishment for unintentional sins being covered, the subsequent death and in their place now is being offered a substitute; the perfect life and death of their Lord and Master! It is not offered to the wicked because they no longer exist! Wickedness is about to be completely atoned for! So the burnt offering is a one off for all of Jesus’s creation, He will be able to hand His creation back to God in a perfect condition. So what else is happening during this time when Jesus is being presented as the burnt offering, after being put on this cross once again by His Father. There is now going to be a stop to sacrifice and grain offering.

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[ Given notice of cuts to electricity supplies during this day, can’t type as threat to unclosed files exists . Reread notice and the boss got the date wrong, they will be on 28/2/17 and it states that computers be turned off]

The replacement to the sacrifice and grain offering is pearl still to be seen. This one off and ultimate Day of Atonement taking place with the Altar inside the temple precincts may be novel and wonderful but the problem is there is no tabernacle and even no city as the people of the ruler ( only satan and demons exist at this time) have come and destroyed everything. Satan might have got wind of things when he saw Jesus leave leave Heaven and begin His 42 months of tutorials for the saints in preparation for this Day of Atonement. He panicked and sent in his hordes to destroy everything. This last temple was never occupied, its building did not appease the anger of God and He never had anything to do with it. God’s anger was far deeper and was only completed when the seventh bowl was poured out.

Jesus did not come onto this demonic world which for Him was a black hole bar that ray of light shinning up from His shed blood of four PM of Good Friday. It is above this light that Jesus hung which was the altar of burnt offering when He last came down with His two witnesses. It was above this blood that Jesus hung whilst it performed its atoning functions. He did not have and did not make contact with satans world. This light extinguished once it had performed its atoning functions leaving behind a dark evil world which Hebrews tells us is now ready to have all the rubbish shaken off it.

Today Christianity is at the post Passover  period. The sacrificial lamb has been killed and its blood on the door frames of our hearts and minds ensured the angel of death passed over us. We have been liberated from Egyptian slavery, we are free to go. That is choice Christians have today; we may stay in Egypt or we may leave and go onto the promised land. We can stay in the courtyard of believers or we can pass through that torn curtain into the Holy Place and become priests of God.

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We can choose to cross the River Jordan into the promised land but if we do we must first pass through the waters of the Red Sea; baptism. The River Jordan can only be crossed at one spot and God has placed two guides here for us. The man on this side of the river who ushers us carefully in  and the man in white above the waters on the Heavenly side and nowhere is this river paved, it is just parted. It is dotted with many stones; some small, some obviously large and dangerous but many deceitfully slippery. Good Friday did not get rid of sin, it factored it in. He knows we are going to fall and repentance is what gets us back on our feet again; calling in the name of the Lord. For the early Christian Church the climax came at a point 1,260 days and may also be the case for individuals; we see the man above the waters on the other side and there is no turning back. We see the prize; Heaven!

It has been the subject of much thought for me that first arrival in Heaven and this study of Hebrews has thrown much light on it. Humanity rebuilding that last temple to appease God’s wrath was like Adam and Eve sowing fig leaves to together to hide their nakedness. No wonder I am so shocked with my arrival in Heaven and immediately show some of the beast within me by pleading with God to check the wedding attire of the person next to me giving me a fraction of a second longer before I get thrown of this beautiful place I do not belong to! The only thing that has happened is I have received Christ’s robe of righteousness, it has been placed over those sins which will soon be atoned for in the Day of Atonement. No wonder God’s wrath still burns especially now with the arrival of all that sin. No wonder Heaven is compartmentalized! No wonder God still has to be confined within the temple of Heaven! No wonder there is still   a Most Holy Place within Heaven itself! We are about to have rectified the problems underneath that amazing robe of righteousness and that day is called the Day of Atonement.

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We started off in Hebrews with the shaking of the earth and heavens and to this point we have now returned. Jesus has now hung in the heavens between earth and Heaven, the area that connected earth to the throne, the area between the cross, the altar where His precious blood was spilled, it has performed its function and may now also be shaken. Time has completed its circle.

Time began in that much shunned Book of Genesis with God telling Eve that her seed would crush satan’s head and that has just happened. The fires of hell are extinguished, satan no longer exists. Unfortunately the other half of that sentence was that  satan would crush Eve’s seed’s heel and that has just happened also. Time began and ended as accurately described in the Book of Genesis. There was an inflection point in that circle  and its midpoint and that was half way in time. It was an exact point. If created time is 7,777 years, 7 months, 7 days and 7 hours then Calvary’s tree of Good Friday at three PM occurred 3, 888 years, 9 months, 18 days, 15 hours, ….. etc. Jesus’ call of this time ‘ It is finished’ was indeed correct. We had been liberated from Egyptian slavery and momentarily at least our inheritance of the earth had also been reclaimed. But Calvary’s tree still had an hour to run and it was in that hour, the seventh hour, that the seed for the Day of Atonement, the only Day of Atonement was planted. Jesus allowed His precious blood to be spilled. And it was above this blood that Jesus has just hung and instead of allowing His Holy blood to be poured against the altar, this time He gathers His Holy blood to take it back to Heaven with Him. Atoning blood will now become eternal life giving blood. It has accomplished its purpose; the circle of time has been completed. The earth can and will be shaken now along with the Heavens above it.

It is now that we try to follow the other half of what God told Eve; satan shall bruise Jesus’ heel. The introduction to the New Jerusalem, our first Sabbath, is indeed a very somber event. Relief, but still very sad. I choose not to follow this path until some issues have been sorted out first.

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The first is unintentional sin outside of the envelope; sin/guilt offerings. Why is it not present at this one and only Day of Atonement but is present in Leviticus 16 and is an essential part of it? It is from the sin/guilt offering that the blood that is obtained that is used for atoning the Most Holy Place, the Holy Place and the altar. It is where the ceremony  begins! On THE Day of Atonement only good and evil exist. The bad, including satan, the scapegoat are thrown into hell’s fires of obliteration and that only leaves the unintentional sins within the envelope for which the burnt offering was specifically designed for left behind. By definition the wicked do not present sin/guilt offerings or even if they did they were not accepted by God. The blood of atonement that is now going to wash away the sins of the world is already in place and has been there since four o’clock of that fateful Good Friday. Having accomplished its role it is now going to be taken back to Heaven and used in its new role; providing life eternal. It was obtained way back there from the sin/guilt offerings of the redeemed. Jesus did not have to lose His blood this time and that generates another problem.

The second is the issue of Melchizedek, why did Jesus announce the cessation of oaths and vows? My present thinking is that the announcement (more like oath) that Jesus would be a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek, was confirmed at His baptism and it was at this point that oaths became obsolete. It had been announced in public by Divinity Itself. ( That does leave the obvious weakness why didn’t oaths become obsolete when the original announcement was made in whatever year it was made, say 756 BC , or whenever)

The joining of the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ to His Heavenly ministry as God, Melchizedek could not yet occur as it had not yet been finished. It had begun with a beginning, a genealogy, He was Eve’s seed  but it still had a long way to run before Jesus could hand back His universe in a state of perfection back to God the Father. It is this handing back of the perfect universe back to the Father that completes Jesus’ ministry and it then that Jesus is declared to be a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek! At this stage that is my thinking that the anointing of the Most Holy, the resurrection of Jesus from the Day of Atonement on Resurrection Sunday is the event that is going to happen and will be celebrated for the eternities to come. JESUS CHRIST!

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The third issue is that of the burnt offering and unfortunately I know so little about it I cannot form any ideas. It is my intention however when I soon finish the Book of Hebrews and return for my final study of the OT as far as Moses’ bronze snake in the desert, to begin that study with the burnt offering. Returning to Hebrews from the shaking of the earth and heavens. { no modem and no  internet}

Verses 28,29; ‘  Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable sacrifice with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.’

This earth is certainly going to go through earth shaking events at Jesus’ second coming, but the shaking being referred to is that after that final Day of Atonement. It becomes ready for shaking once Jesus takes His blood of atonement which began these final day events, back to Heaven with Him. This time our High Priest takes life giving blood into the Most Holy Place. On the first Good Friday our High Priest, Jesus Christ took atoning blood into the Most Holy Place in Heaven and this was always the start of the Day of Atonement Ceremony, now that ceremony has finished. Atoning blood is no  longer required. There is no longer any sin anywhere, intentional or unintentional. The wicked no longer exist. They were vaporised along with their intentional sins along  with satan. Jesus paid the price for unintentional sin for every soul that He created and in one batch. The price for sin is penalty plus ‘ You will surely die’, for both intentional and unintentional sins. Jesus set the rules; where there is no law there is no sin. You are not going to hell for some crime you didn’t know you were carrying out! It is those moments of atonement with which I still struggle. The important thing is that Jesus did not shed His blood this time around; that was done on Good Friday on Mount Calvary at four PM.

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This time Jesus is not on Mount Calvary He hangs on the wing ABOVE the temple. The earth at this time is inhabited by satan and primary demons ( those evil angels thrown out of Heaven way back in the original satanic rebellion ) and secondary demons ( all those who died without calling on the name of the Lord) There are only two domains at and after death; that of Jesus and the default domain is satans. So once Jesus returns to Heaven with His blood both the earth and the area above it where Jesus hung on the cross and from where He gave His 1,260 days of Heavenly tutorials are  now  ready to be destroyed, shaken. They must be totally  annihilated as they are stained by all those sins committed there. Our Heavenly kingdom is not shaken but everything around it is.

But the Heavens where the saints are in are not shaken even though the saints were a major contributing factor to unintentional sin. It is hard to make earthly projection into Heaven itself as we are not sure whether Lazarus died on earth or was taken with Jesus into Heaven with Him at His ascension. We do know that Jesus called him out of his grave but all he had removed were his burial clothes, we are not told whether he put on other clothing. So did he have to at a later stage have to put them back on again or did he go to Heaven?.
The condition that the saints arrive in Heaven is determined by the two major events of the earth. Passover and the Day of Atonement. The Book of Hebrews tells us that the study of the Passover is equivalent to drinking milk. It is an essential part of our salvation and deals with life and death matters. It is halfway through time, it is the change from the Old to the New Covenants. Even though I gave you 3,889 years to try to do it you couldn’t; so I (Jesus) did it for you and all you have to do now is to take advantage of my magnanimous act! If you don’t want to do that then hell is the only other option! But Passover also sowed the seed for the Day of Atonement. The study of the Day of Atonement bringing in everlasting righteousness Hebrews calls’ eating solid foods’. It should only be undertaken by people who have finished with their milk diets, it is not essential that we eat solids but they are there when required. Drinking milk is essential.
On Good Friday, Passover, Jesus only really had two things to accomplish. He had to free His people from Egyptian slavery so that they could begin their journey onto the promised land and  He had to kill Pharaoh’s first born son to reclaim the land of Egypt back again.

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Passover was all that was required to get them on their journey but once they got there the Day of Atonement would be required to get them INTO the promised land. Their release from Egypt had to be above board, it had to be legal. Thus it was on Good Friday. Jesus freed us from Egyptian slavery; from the slavery of sin but that was by no means the end of sin. We are free to leave Egypt and firstly journey onto the Red Sea where our archenemy will be destroyed and then onto the promised land. The journey onto the promised land has taken some 1,780 years of Heavenly time but we have finally got there. But what conditions have we not met and still have to be met before our grand entry?
We left Egypt because sin’s hold on us had been broken. All our intentional sin had had their penalties paid along with meeting God’s mandate ‘ You will surely die!’. They are gone, burnt into nonexistence! Along with them were the unintentional sins we could do something about, those covered by the sin/guilt offerings. Left behind now are those where God expected us to jump 6,000 miles high but we could not; impossible. It is for these sins that Jesus atones now in that one and only Day of Atonement. We will soon be returning to this topic.  The acceptable sacrifice we offer is still a subject under  consideration.

Chapter 13 verse 1; ‘ Let love of the brethren continue. ‘.
The level of the love at this time was such that they sold their homes and pooled their money, something that is not even on the radar screens of today. But love is the theme of both Testaments. It is also mutual. It does not mean you allow some parasite to latch onto you and once they have sucked all your blood out of you they go and latch onto some other soul trying to do what their master has told them. The only reason these parasites turn up to your funeral is to find some other victim!
Verses 2- 7  ; ‘ Do not  neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember the prisoners, as  though in prison with them, and they who are ill-treated, since you yourselves are in the body. Marriage is  to be held in honour among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have, for He Himself has said, “ I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU.” So that we confidently say, “ THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”  Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you ;  and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith’.

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These are aspects of living on a diet of milk, of salvation, of Good Friday and prerequisites of moving onto a diet of solid food. If my new journey fail this could well be the reason why; stay on milk until you are ready to move onto solids. These aspects are covered in Scripture more than adequately and on numerous occasions. Any comment from me would only invoke my cynical and sceptical nature; when You did send those Heavenly angels as strangers why didn’t they have a badge identifying them as such? You certainly knew You were sending them to the spiritually blind?  I am not going to admit/help someone who is going to endanger that beautiful family you gave me!  There are many reasons why society is falling apart and one of the seams that is splitting is the defilement of the matrimonial bed. The tendency to gamble is nearly as strong as those for grog and cigarettes and usually finishes up at the goal post. It is a denial that God is your helper or a lack of trust in Him; He is not doing enough for you! Despite my cynicism I have in the Past been led by wonderful spiritual people and it is because of these people I know it is why I am here today! Why they were different was because they not only talked the talk, they actually walked the walk!

Verse 8; ‘ Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.’
The NASBSB has excellent comments on this and subsequent verses, ( p 1800, 13:8-) but it is not my intention to retype their comments but I certainly intend using them. It is a statement of ignorance to state that a certain Bible verse jumps out at you. Well done, but so should have the previous verse and the next one as well also should jump out at you! Selective jumping is about to be discussed and can be very dangerous. I don’t think satan believed that he would get away with it even after an extensive period of preparation. There was no way he would be able to convince Eve that she would exchange her immortality for mortality and when he did exactly that he acquired that permanent grin across his face. Little did he know that he was going to do much better than this?

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For people to accept this rubbish he will have to get brain ECGs activity down to almost zero. Get those drugs, alcohol, nicotine, pornography, evolution and battery of weapons that he has assigned to the job. But his biggest success is to deactivate the weapon of today and of eternity; THE BIBLE. To do this he deactivates it so it is useless, meaningless or he converts it into a weapon which is meant to destroy old self into one that destroys everyone else leaving that evil self alone.  And for people with a brain activity of almost zero this is not such a difficult task. Just take a peek out there and see the clangers out there today. People no longer, like the Bereans search Holy Scripture to find what is it that ‘itiswritten’, and keep in mind that the Bereans, like Jesus only had the Old Testament to study!

When I get some sort of image as He was here on earth I am allowed to extend that image to today and also to tomorrow. Whilst here on earth Jesus was a typical Jew, physically at least. There must have been a reason why Jews wore long hair and beards and Jesus did so also. His beauty was His character and His nature but even that pearl was of no value to swine, even His family who saw much of Him. He would not be recognisable on the cross as He went through the depths of despair on every ground and even here Heaven turned off the lights to stop those few who could see His beauty from collapsing and dying. There were slight changes to His post resurrection body but the main changes were to His audience; they recognised His voice!

So if I were to see Him today if He wanted to make me a most privileged person by gracing me with His appearance, what would I see? What symptoms would I be looking for to make me fall before Him and worship Him? A typical Jew; not enough! A typical Jew with deep holes in his feet and hands? Almost enough! Desperately looking for some final confirmation. Satan could still be present in this form and have surgically inscribed holes in hands and feet. He speaks my name? Can’t tell as I don’t know what His voice sounds like. But the tone of the voice and I immediately focus on His Holy face should be the giveaway!

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His clothing would also be shinning to hide His divinity and there should be a general feeling of peace and tranquillity. I would expect also that there either were or about to erupt major storms in life where this apparition would be required to pull us through. If it were in the middle of deep prayer or Bible study would also authenticate this one in a million, million apparition. But what I saw would be what all those people saw after Resurrection Sunday.
If Paul was the author of Hebrews, then there was no one better qualified to wean these Hebrews off the God given system they had been given way back in the desert than Paul. He just would not let go of it and have it replaced by some varied and strange teachings even after being taken to Heaven itself and seeing Jesus arrive at three o’clock with His precious blood on Good Friday. We could even use this example as a definition of ‘entrenched teachings or beliefs’. To help the Jews to move on from that thousand year old system (formally at least and informally nearly four thousand years) Paul showed them that Jesus Christ was what in automotive terms is called the conrod. The connecting rod that connects the old and new together. As many who had seen Jesus alive were now living they should have no problems extrapolating back to the system introduced by Moses and which they were having such difficulty in letting go of. It is not the problem of connecting Jesus to the past but connecting Him to the future that we are now experiencing. He is not just the same yesterday, today but forever, which must always be taken in context. Let us see how Scripture under the guidance of the Holy Spirit helps us.

Verse 9; ‘ Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by ‘foods’, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.’
There is a number of both varied and strange aspects of having such a late Day of Atonement that Daniel and even Hebrews is proposing. The strangest part for me is not that we have been nearly 1,800 years in Heaven, in the presence of God whilst we carried all those unintentional sins with us, but the strangest and most difficult part is the fact that we arrived at Heaven’s door in the first place!

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And minus all our intentional sins and those unintentional sins that are outside of God’s envelope! Today, right now if called on by Jesus I am in a condition not just to be taken up to Heaven, but to have Jesus’ robe of righteousness put on me to begin the eternities to come! That is the miracle that is the strangest part of this teaching! But Paul tells us how to distinguish between food, that stuff that you that you go onto when weaned off milk and you want to study the return journey back to the Book of Genesis and the bringing in of everlasting righteousness and the other ‘food’ which at best is of no value and even could be poisonous. The distinction between food and ‘food’ is grace, the grace of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ! Is the Day of Atonement about grace? Then good it must be food and not ‘food’. Food can only be progressed onto from milk but ‘food’, junk food is available anywhere. And just look at the mountains of it out there everywhere!
If time can be represented by a circle then the origin of that circle would be the Book of Genesis. It proceeds out from there to its furthest point, the diameter which is three o’clock on Good Friday. After this inflection point it returns back to Genesis. Time begins with the declaration that Eve’s seed would crush satan’s head and satan would crush Jesus’ heel and therein lies that Day of Atonement and the return back to where it all began; Genesis.

Verses 10-13; ‘We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burnt outside the camp. Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate. . So, let us go to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.’
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On top of the unresolved issues from the previous verses we are now presented with about eighteen other issues. At first I was going to give these a wide berth but had I done so with the topic of Melchizedek I would have missed out on great riches, actually the answer to the question I was seeking; Daniel’s six topics of righteousness, so I am not going to make this mistake this time. Very confused but it is still Sabbath here and I will enclose my reasoning in [..] and when finished will try to present a summary.
[The prize is the city to come, which hopefully I am standing in from of and anticipating to enter through one of these magnificent pearly gates.’ We have an altar’ cannot be in Jesus’ temple. His presence left it three days before His crucifixion and all services were stopped at three o’clock on Good Friday. The lamb that the high priest was about to slaughter escaped and everyone standing outside in the courtyard saw this happen because the curtain into the Holy Place tore. The altar, this altar could only be the recent cross of Good Friday or the future cross of the Day of Atonement. ‘Those who serve the tabernacle’ could be us if we have moved in through that torn curtain into the Holy Place (symbolic even now as it is about to be destroyed by the Romans and later pulverised by the abomination), or it could be us in Heaven but still outside of the area of God’s Holy wrath. ‘ No right to eat’. Even back in the old sacrificial system the priests were not allowed to eat the meat of the animals offered on the Day of Atonement and other specified sacrifices. This like the new city we are looking forward to seems to be pointing to that last of events; the Day of Atonement. (altar, tabernacle, no right to eat) This contradicts Roman Catholicism teaching of transubstantiation where they say they are eating the body of Jesus, you have no right to. Protestantism on the other hand teaches we are only commemorating the event of the cross by crushing the unleavened bread with our teeth  we are symbolically crushing the life out of our Master Jesus Christ as He hung on that cross.’ The bodies of the animals’ was what was left when their blood had been drained for atonement purposes, but this time the high priest only takes the blood into the holy place and not the most holy place? The mention of the sin sacrifice excludes the one and only Day of Atonement, that Heavenly one as there is no sin sacrifice offered there.

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It is pure good and pure evil only. Only the saints presented sin sacrifices and they were Jesus on Good Friday. The blood from these sin sacrifices only carried through to that last Day of Atonement because it was thrown against the altar when Jesus’ side was pierced by the Roman spear. The body is different, it is what the sins of the believers stuck to when they firmly placed their hands on the forehead of the animal and confessed their sins. It is amazing that there is no mention of intentional sins, it is as if they never existed, but they were there on Good Friday and our Jesus was the scapegoat. Scripture does not split unintentional sin into those that are inside and outside of the envelope, it splits them as sin covered by the sin sacrifice and unintentional sins. I have been grouping sin and guilt offering up to now but will cease to do so from now until I see them grouped together again. That was the impression I got from Leviticus; both sin and guilt offerings are a result of an unintentional action but the guilt offering is much more serious, it results from the breaking of God’s commandments, theft and lying and even though they are unintentional and restitution is made it is nonetheless the breaking of the Law of God.

These wonderful verses are indeed a dual application; to us today some two thousand years after Good Friday but also to us who are standing around and preparing for the Most Holy Place of eternity to materialise, ( city which is to come) and this is going to happen very soon now. We are in the Holy Place, the Tabernacle. The altar the people pre BC was the cross and this cross is now going to show its dual application; it can be outside the city with the temple inside or it can be inside the city, even inside the courtyard depending on what the sacrifice that is being offered. The change does involve a different position, a change in foundations. This is also because two totally different events are occurring. One is the Passover ( at one end of time) and the other the Day of Atonement. (at the other end of time; the diameter of the circle of time). But these events are related via the sin offering and particularly the blood of the sin offering.

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There is only one Day of Atonement, that final mopping up of every last trace of sin to allow the New Jerusalem, the Most Holy Place of eternity to materialise just like there is only one Passover; one release of God’s people from Egyptian slavery and one killing of the Pharaoh’s firstborn son. The celebration and commemoration of these two individual events on earth did not follow the events exactly but we do try to follow them nonetheless; Passover, sacrificial lamb eaten, not allowed to be eaten; sacrificed on altar that did not appear until the very last minute, different histories for blood. It is like comparing chalk and cheese!
The earthly Day of Atonement began with the killing of the sin offering (Jesus Christ) and its blood was taken into the Most Holy Place as atoning blood. This was the start of the ceremony. Not so in that Heavenly Day of Atonement. There is no sin offering and therefore no atoning blood. The wicked do not offer sin or guilt offerings and Jesus is not required to shed His blood. But if this is the Day of Atonement then how can there be atonement without the blood of atonement? Without blood there can be no remission of sin is a Scripture known to many Christians. The blood of atonement is there and has been there for nearly 3,800 years. It is the blood of atonement that was obtained from the sin offering of Good Friday and poured against the altar at four o’clock when the Roman soldier opened up the side of Jesus with his spear. This is the blood that does the atonement and when finished instead of being poured back against the altar is gathered and taken back to Heaven by the High Priest, Jesus Christ to where we are all waiting, the Holy Place. The big difference though this time it is not taken into the Most Holy Place as it is not atoning blood, it is life giving blood and is soon to be applied to our foreheads. Its role as atoning blood is finished, all sin is gone, it has been atoned for. So the altar from we serve in Heaven is one which is about to appear. The altar from which we serve of earth is the one that disappeared or it may even have been buried in all the turmoil of those times and still be somewhere there! It certainly would not surprise me if the genuine article was found. That would make little difference to Christianity as it is only one grain of sand on the beach when compared to what God has left behind; His Word, the Bible!

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We are supposed to go outside of the camp, outside of the gate where Jesus suffered and the animals were burnt. In Heaven the camp is about to come down out of Heaven and on earth it was the place where the bodies of the sin offering (guilt?) were burnt. Again there is no mention of those horrible intentional sins, thank Jesus they are not there! For this single act of atonement we should go out of our city of complacency and with pride and gratitude let others know what Jesus has done for us and can do for anyone also if they want Him to! The questions of the inheritance of the firstborn son of Pharaoh and eating of sacrifices have so far only been poorly addressed or not all. Clearly it is Passover and the Day of Atonement that are being addressed in the above verses. Unfortunately they are both in a state of flux and my current thinking is at; The inheritance of the first born son of pharaoh. What did Jesus accomplish on this front?

The possibility of obeying God, the time line called good, and the possibility of disobeying God, the time line called evil, have always existed and materialised firstly when God created the Heavens and the angelic hosts. Two thirds chose to obey and one third to disobey, to rebel including lucifer. This would make the timeline evil, the beast, to be Pharaoh and his firstborn son, satan and the earth they were thrown down to Egypt. But satan’s disobedience was not on this planet, it was not internal but external. He is the father of external sin. When that evil choice hit planet earth during the next 1,500 odd years everyone, bar Noah and maybe his family chose evil so they should be sons of Pharaoh, the first being none other than Adam, but none were. Even after the flood evil began to flourish and many individuals and nations, including Egypt could have been called Pharaoh’s firstborn and inherited the father’s wealth. For nearly two thousand years this beast of evil operated but not under the control of any of its heads. Revelation 17 tells us that is how he will finish his days, he is the eighth head and will take over when the seventh head dies.

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I think it is purely coincidence that the Babylonian Empire was in power when God had had enough of disobedience of His people and decided to act, to bring in His plan to end sin and bring in everlasting righteousness. The issues of disobedience at the time were many and varied, in fact there was not one of His laws and commandments being obeyed and you would think He would roll them for idolatry or blasphemy or adultery but no! One guess what the issue God chose to make His stand on? The Sabbath! And it was not the Sabbath of His fourth commandment but the Sabbath of the land. They were supposed to leave the land to rest every seventh year but when they had disobeyed Him for the tenth time ( 70 years of no rest for the land) God pulled the pin let the Babylonians destroy them and take them away giving back the land after it had the 70 years of rest God had ordained for it. The Jews were allowed to return after 70 years of captivity. So Babylon became the first head and the process of redemption had begun.

In time the Babylonians were replaced by the Medes and Persians who were conquered by the Greeks and finally the Romans who were in control at the time of Good Friday. After the Greeks actually we are not given names of Empires although we can infer who they were and we do know the number. It does not mean that there were no other mighty empires in the Americas or the other side of Asia, the Bible is concerned with Daniel and his people and their city and these other empires were not on this radar. Running alongside this beast with nine heads of time ( beast as head followed by seven heads followed by beast as head) is Daniel’s statue of evil. It is a living thing, its head of gold, Nebuchadnezzar, was obviously a living being but this statue is also very rich in symbolism. Much has already been gleaned about these two portrayals of evil and the only reason I hope to return to both Revelation and Daniel because there is much more to be gleaned. The only point of concern right now is who was Pharaoh’s first born son who was killed by the angel of death at Passover and what inheritance did Jesus reclaim on that night?

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On that fateful day of Good Friday we are told that it was the fourth head of the beast that was in control, it was defeated only to be resurrected at the second coming of our Lord and given full power to do its evil for 1,260 days. There are no names attached to this head neither are there any names to its counterpart; the feet of the statue. They are so horrible they beggar description. In Roman times it could only be Rome and they did reach the depths of depravity, of evil. They did receive a fatal blow on this day but staggered on for a while until they were routed in the Red Sea, but even here the defeat was not total and they continued to exist. I still maintain that the major part of that evil and very hurtful one was God’s own people, the Jews. They did take a major blow on that day but staggered onto the Red Sea where some thirty years later they were almost totally destroyed by Titus. They did manage to struggle on in some form until today. Pharaoh’s firstborn son was killed on that day. The feet of the statue were not only crushed but were also thrown into the fires of hell. The beast, the evil within had been destroyed but was not allowed to topple over. This would only have resulted in the breaking up of the edifice, those thighs, chest and head in breaking up. No, more was required. The rock had to grind the rest of the statue into a fine powder before it could be thrown to the wind, more time was required, much more had to be done! Evil was not going to be hampered and Jesus restored the feet of the statue. He was not afraid that His flock could not withstand the storm, it was going to be the storm that would define them!

Even though there are many aspects of the inheritance and Pharaoh’s first born son there are no such nuances in our liberation from Egyptian slavery on that Good Friday. We are free! We have all our chains removed and are free to go! All our intentional sins have been burnt into nonexistence ( notice how they are not mentioned by God and if He has forgotten them then why should we worry about them?) Even the sin sacrifice has occurred and any unintentional sin that we could have done something about but did not have been covered. There is little point in making us squeaky clean as there is still a long way to go to get to the promised land. That final bath will only occur when we can’t get ourselves dirty again!

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The strong implication is that to be redeemed we have to take advantage of this liberation process and leave Egypt. If we choose to stay then we will not cross the Red Sea and cover the ground onto and into the promised land. This is the point where this blog is now and unfortunately the only option to the promised land is hell. The question of eating parts of the sacrifice is a complex one and will be left in abeyance for the time being.]

The only reason I visited the Book of Hebrews was to glean some of its beauty, establish some waypoints of faith. Even at this superficial level, at times not even at paragraph level I am stunned at it beauty and depth. Take verses 10-13 of chapter 13.

Making a case for that final, actually one and only Day of Atonement, our final bath so to speak before we enter the New Jerusalem, the Most Holy Place of eternity. {..} for these verses relating to Good Friday, the Passover.

We both have an altar from which we serve. In Heaven we may even see the cross from which Jesus is about to hang and He is in front of it explaining using our Scripture what and why the things that are about to occur. { On earth now we look back to that cross of Good Friday. The tabernacle from which we serve was the one opened up when that curtain tore on that historic day; both symbolic} The Heavenly tabernacle is the area  where this second cross will be. I realise that the impression from Daniel was that Jesus would be cut off and have nothing during this 1,260 day tutorial. The prohibition to eat from the tabernacle limits these verses to the Day of Atonement. It was compulsory to eat the sacrificial lamb on the night of Passover.

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is taken only into the Holy Place awaiting the arrival of the New Jerusalem where it will be used as life giving blood and not atoning blood. By now there will be nothing left to atone for. But this blood that has now been brought back to the Holy Place by the High Priest did originate way back from Good Friday where the bodies of the sin sacrifices were burnt outside of the city where that first altar stood, the cross on Mount Calvary. That connection of the bodies and the blood is over a very long period of time. Those bodies were burnt outside of the camp on Good Friday but the blood only now is being taken into the Holy Place on the only Day of Atonement just before the New Jerusalem comes down from wherever it was. Thus the connecting mechanism between half of time and the end of time is the blood of the sin offering.
The issue of meeting Jesus outside of the city is also of interest. On earth we have to leave our city of comfort and go outside of it to let others know what miracles Jesus has done for them and how they can take advantage of them. The Heavenly equivalent seems to follow from Daniel’s description that Jesus will be cut off from Heaven and be all alone. He must teach us from this wilderness while we remain in Heaven, out tabernacle. But at the point where our High Priest arrives with His life giving blood, we leave our tabernacle and come down to meet Him, and all await the arrival of our eternal home, the New Jerusalem. Thus we all seek the city which is to come.

Verses 15-19; ‘ Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of the lips that give thanks to His name. And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you. Pray for us, for we are sure we have a good conscience, desiring to conduct ourselves honourably in all things. And I urge you all the more to do this, so that I may be restored to you the sooner.’

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Back to planet earth where we must not neglect doing good and sharing, these will not be an option in Heaven. Neither will continually offering up praise to God. The obeying your leaders and submitting to them would have to be one of the most misquoted passages in the Bible. Dishonestly prevents them from finishing the verse; the leaders are supposed to be doing good and looking after. With the rot and corruption we get with our council this topic would be one of my favourite hobby horses, but I will save these for a more appropriate moment. There are come and upping’s due and I have no problems that God will repay and these repayments usually begin of planet earth. The last verse certainly sounds like Paul writing.

Verses 20-25; ‘ Now the God of peace, who brought us from the dead the great Shepard of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. But I urge you, brethren, bear with this word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly. Take notice that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom, if he comes soon, I will see you. Greet  all your leaders and all the saints. Those from Italy greet you. Grace be with you all.

[ When modem is out I type into MS-Word and copy across, some times at the wrong spot, and no typing when computer is away for repairs hopefully all sorted this time but much seems to have been lost)

It maybe the reason the Holy Word does not tell us that those first two animals God killed way back in the Garden of Eden were goats because He does not want this event associated with the Day of Atonement. It is very special and one off event where Jesus returns God’s creation back to Him and in perfect order.

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The New Jerusalem can now descent into a perfect state and the eternities begin. But there are many similarities between these goats, of which I am very sure, and the final Day of Atonement we are now studying; It was God Who killed those two goats ( could not be lambs as it is THE LAMB of God that takes away the sins of the world and not the lambs of God)  and it was the shedding of their blood that began the process of allowing God to cover their nakedness. And we have arrived back in the Garden of Eden after following the circle of time, back to where the original announcement for the plan of redemption was made; Eve’s seed will crutch satan’s head but satan will bruise His heel. This time sin, nakedness is not just covered it is obliterated, it no longer exists anywhere in time or space or wherever! What we can carry across is that it was God who killed those animals and it is the separation of the blood from the body which is of essence here. The blood initially is used for atonement, washing away of sin, Good Friday, Passover and the remainder returned to Heaven to be used to apply to the foreheads of the saints to give them life eternal. There is life in the blood!

The lifeless body has a different role. It bears the sins, takes their punishment and acts as a scaffold for these sins in hell. It itself is not burnt just the sins attached to it. It is removed from the fires of hell to act  now as a covering, a robe.

The Book of Hebrews has taken us the complete circle of time, beginning and ending in Genesis and via the halfway point in time; Passover, Good Friday. The endpoint in time when Jesus makes atonement for all his created being is that last day event; the Day of Atonement. It differs in a number of ways to the earthly Day of Atonement that is described in Leviticus chapter sixteen. Actually it is easier to follow the destinies of the redeemed and the wicked. The redeemed on Good Friday were released from Egyptian slavery and sent on their ways onto the promised land. They have had all their sins removed that they could do about.

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In this condition they arrive in the promised land and are in Heaven for nearly 1,800 years when they are called on for their final bath. There is no chance now that they will sin again, they hate sin as much as Jesus hates sin. It is abhorrent to them now. The Day of Atonement is now required to remove those unintentional sins, those that you were required to jump 6.000 miles high but did not  nor could not. Jesus will do this for us now and only then can we say ALL sin has been eradicated within the saints; the intentional sins were covered by Jesus the scapegoat and burnt in hell and much is made our sin offerings of that same Good Friday. It is highlighted in Hebrews 13:11-13 and thus must be emphasised now. It is Jesus our sin offering Who is killed on Good Friday and it is Jesus who takes His blood into the Most Holy Place with Him to atone for Heaven. Heaven maybe the Most Holy Place for us but it itself is split into a Holy Place and a Most Holy Place where even the saints cannot enter until they have had their final bath. If they did they would be destroyed by God’s wrath. Not all of Jesus’ blood was taken to Heaven some was still left behind in His Holy body and was not thrown against the altar until four o’clock on Good Friday when the Roman soldier  opened up the side of Jesus. Not a droplet of this priceless blood was wasted and comes into play in this very last Day of Atonement.

So the destiny of the saints is they have arrived in the promised land without any sins they could do anything about but have been excluded from the Most Holy Place because they have not yet had their final bath. They still have their unintentional sins, those inside the envelope and these must now be atoned for, deleted and passed into oblivion where their intentional sins went. I have no idea how many saints there are in Heaven, but working off the ballpoint number that the first fruits were 144,000 there could be 144,000,000. These are sins for which Jesus is going to suffer for now so the penalty has to be death; ‘ You will surely die!’

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So Jesus has to go through at least 144,000,000 deaths! Resuscitated, death, resuscitated, death etc. In fact He will do that for every soul that He created. ( fourteen billion deaths!)  It may even be far worse if God’s standard is death for each sin! Whatever this enormous number is it leaves the saints of Heaven who witness these events gobsmacked and they just lay there for 1,260 days motionless ( completing the seven year period) with no chance of ever sinning again! It also now leaves them sinless. This final cleaning up does not occur on Mount Calvary, it only occurs now on the Day of Atonement and only through the burnt sacrifice. Passover had no burnt sacrifice.

The destiny of the wicked is a totally different kettle of fish. It is much more complex. The life of the wicked consisted of entering life’s Jordan, swimming around in circles in the sewerage and drowning. Well here they are now at the Day of Atonement. There is no sin offerings , they did not offer any, and therefore no atoning blood to be presented unless you count that lot that was poured out of Jesus’ side on Good Friday. They had no need of the Saviour Jesus Christ and it is only because of His perfect justice that He declared in His Holy Word; where there is no law there is no sin. God was not going to make people suffer for something they did not they were doing wrong, but wrong it was and now we are going to have Jesus as the burnt offering making up for these sins and sins they were albeit unintentional sins! It is still there and in pristine condition and that definitely was atoning blood. Some of it was taken with Jesus into the inner part of Heaven bounded by the four creatures as even all those who broke out of their graves on Good Friday and went to Heaven with Jesus even they still had those unintentional sins which were only covered by the burnt offering; even they could only go as far as the promised land and needed the Day of Atonement cleansing before they could enter Canine. Canine, the New Jerusalem was about to materialise. So the complexity that introduced by the absence of the sin offering actually simplifies this final Day of Atonement; There are  only two things left; intentional sin and unintentional sin.

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The intentional sin must come first, there can be no trace of any sin when the burnt offering is made. The hours of darkness must come first, not only the wicked but satan must also be destroyed. He must have his head crushed and only then when he can’t see it will his actions crush Jesus’ heel. But these are also breathless times, the saints are a gasp when we look into the horrors of hell. And in there we see our loving Saviour taking on our intentional sins and we are knocked off our feet! Amazing! How could He do this? Why did He do this? What really happened back there on that first Good Friday?  Answers for these questions will now be desperately sort and the depths of the answers will occupy the eternities!

Well the fires of hell are finally extinguished!  Only one thing remains to be done; the burnt offering. It is nothing like what has occurred up  to now. The High Priest changes his fancy high priest attire about we still have much to learn to his ordinary garments and washes himself to remove any traces of sin, this indeed will  be a Holy Ceremony. It was God the Father Who killed those two goats way back in the Garden of Eden, it was God the Father who handed God the Son, Jesus Christ that cup to drink from on Good Friday and it is God the Father Who hands God the Son now this cup to drink from on that second of Good Fridays. This cup  is not the same cup that Jesus drank from on the first Good Friday, it is totally different.

The problem the people had in the Book of Hebrews and personified by none other than Paul was that they could not let go of the Old Testament.; God given, over a thousand years ago, whenever we diverted from it we were wiped out were some of the excuses. Today it is the exact opposite, people will not go there, they stay away from it like they stay away from the plague! We have to remember what Jesus did to straighten out Nicodemus’ hopelessly twisted ideas about salvation.

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By telling Nicodemus to go back to Moses’ bronze snake in the desert, a place we are about to go to, Jesus is saying two things; Firstly that the Old Testament are the things of this earth and then more importantly that if you do not believe Jesus and the things of this earth you will not believe Him when He tells you about things that are above. The old is the prerequisite to the new. Many well meaning Christians go about espousing the beauty and boundless love  of Jesus about which they are perfectly right. But if their beliefs are not based on the earthly step of the Old Testament they are without foundation. And they do not need to be told what happens to buildings, beliefs that do not have a foundation when the storms of life strike! So what about this cup that Jesus is about to receive?  It should be the end of His mission. It started way back with His genealogy, it had parents and because it had a start it will have an end. It is a complete package as defined by God Himself, at the end of which some other phase will take over.

Today’s society has many ailments and one outstanding ailment is hypocrisy. We don’t know and for the most part do not care how many hundreds or even thousands of innocent people die daily because we through our governments wanted to steal their oil or some other noble reason to destroy these cultures of  antiquity. Yet we jump up and down when a loving parent wants to discipline their child in a life threatening situation! The hypocrisy stinks! And right now we have arrived at what seems to us a very cruel situation; God the Father about to hand God His Son the cup of iniquity for a second time  to complete what was announced way back in the Garden of Eden! It was cruel the first time in the Garden of Gethsemane when God the Father showed His Son that cup from which He would have to drink every drop from and it is equally cruel when it happens for a second time. And just like it was Jesus’ love for us that made Him accept and drink from that cup of iniquity so it is also His love for us that makes Him accept that cup again. Therein lies the difference between Christian love and all the other brands; that you love one another AS I HAVE LOVED YOU!

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The charge against God should be one of love, not cruelty. The cruelty charge should be leveled against us. It is we who broke that relationship with God and because the chasm between us is infinite it is going to take drastic measures to repair. The Law of God must be obeyed and preserved and this is what Jesus is about to do. That chasm was closed somewhat at Passover but evil remained and now will will be expunged. The New Jerusalem will be able to materialise and we can enter it to begin eternity. If the burnt offering can be represented by water in an Olympic pool and on our first pass we glean but one drop of its treasure we will have done very well indeed!

So what do know about the Burnt Offering, especially the one presented in the Day of Atonement ceremony? Is it markedly different from other times it was celebrated? How is it going to fit into the big picture of eternity?

In the Day of Atonement ceremony of Leviticus chapter sixteen two rams were selected for the burnt offering; one for the high priest and one for the people. We can ignore the one for the high priest because our High Priest was sinless, it is only the one for the people that we have to worry about; all people, saints and wicked, all who received a soul at conception. It maybe as low as of all these created souls, all in God’s image that only about one out of a thousand will be here to see this event of finality. All the others have just been destroyed in hell, including satan and his original evil angels. I don’t think we are told if they were told whether they would suffer only for the intentional part of their sins and Jesus would finish off what was required by God in the unintentional component or not, but that is what happens. Certainly the spellbound saints do not miss a trick of what is happening. The ceremony begins with the High Priest killing the ram.

The body, the being, the ram representing Jesus Christ is separated into a life and lifeless component, body and blood. But what is the function of the blood if already there is no sin? The atoning blood has been applied to wherever it was required to be applied and no intentional sin exists; the fires of hell have been extinguished.

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There appear to  be many similarities between the two crosses of Jesus, but identical would not apply. We should thus be able to glean much from the recently occurred Good Friday. In fact Mount Calvary was a sole matter of salvation and Hebrews calls topics related to this subject as matters of being fed milk. They are compulsory and must be understood before we can change our diets to solid foods but change Hebrews does. The Bible expects us to remain on infant formula for only a certain time especially in end day times. We will be expected to present an adult version of our faith and that can only withstand the ravages of storms if on a proper foundation. Jesus told Nicodemus what that foundation was to be; the bronze snake in the desert. So what did happen at Passover, how was that duplicated on Good Friday and how much can then carry onto this Burnt Offering that we have now occurring on the Day of Atonement?

At the original Passover we, God’s people killed the Passover lamb and separated its body and blood. The body was roasted under strict conditions and totally consumed. The blood of the sacrificial lamb was applied to the door frame of our homes so when the angel of death passed over our home it did not kill the first born son in the family. This is surprisingly restricted operation. So even if we did not apply the blood of the lamb on our door frames only the first born male in the family would have died. Not the parents, not the other siblings. This is what happened at Pharaoh’s palace; only his firstborn son was killed. This would have more significance if we expand it out and substitute  Pharaoh’s first born son with the beast. It would mean that the evil within us was killed but only momentarily as Jesus pulled the beast out of the fire and it next showed its ugly head at the second coming of our Lord. But does this address the issue how few people were only going to be struck down by the angel of death? Our Day of Atonement does at least partially address this issue. God’s people on this day are all who have been given a soul, all who have been made in God’s image. Out of all these people only the first born are going to be saved. Only they apply that blood of the sacrificial lamb to the door posts of their hearts and the doorposts of their minds. They are firstfruits.

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What of this event transferred onto Good Friday? Here the sequence of events was; period of suffering, light 9 to 12, period of darkness 12 to 3; death and separation of enough blood to cause death, blood taken by High Priest to Most Holy Place within Heaven to be used for atonement, rest of blood released from body at four o’clock to lay the foundations for the final and only Day of Atonement. So we start off with excruciating pain, penalty for sin, for six hours, death and separation of body and blood and blood taken up to heaven and release of ” excess” atoning blood at the base of the altar to begin the Day of Atonement. So let us assume that that is the end of our Day of Atonement; the picking up of this “excess” blood which has finished its role of atonement and is taken back to Heaven now to be used as life giving blood.

Now back to the start. God could quiet easily have  said ‘ you have been very naughty children in the past but providing you say ‘sorry’ now and promise not to be naughty ever again I will forgive you now and we will let bygones be bygones and just forget the past!’ He did not. He systematically traced every single sin and extracted the penalty for it. As on Good Friday He hung for six hours as the sin and scapegoat sacrifices and on completion allowing the separation of His body and blood, life and death, He also now hangs for six hours  as the burnt sacrifice in excruciating pain until it is finished and allowing the separation of His body and blood , His life and His death. These moments are recorded in Daniel but in the Day of Atonement ceremony we pick it up at the point where the ram for the burnt offering is killed; three o’clock on Good Friday. At this distinct point there is the life component of the burnt offering; the blood of Jesus Christ and the dead component; His lifeless body. The whole of the ram for burnt sacrifice is not presented as a single unit. I would have thought that the life , death and resurrection were perfect and could be presented to God as a complete unit, unbroken.  Firstly the blood is separated from the body and then the body of Jesus is cut up into sections, and arranged in a certain order before being presented to God. Some of the sections are even washed with water before being presented. One such section would have to be the one that has been carrying all of these 6,000 mile sins; unintentional sins inside the envelope.It would have to be cleaned before being presented to God.

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The separated blood of this burnt offering is used to atone, to cleanse, well there is only one type of sin left at this stage, there maybe many of them but still only one type; the 6,000 mile sins. At this stage I cannot say that there is any ” excess, leftover” blood that can be added to the one returning from earth and be used for life giving purposes. It is all used fro atoning purposes. This burnt offering is an isolated, holy unit, separate from the Passover. That blood that rejoins Heaven that  was spilled at the base of the cross is the beginning of another ceremony. ( just as an aside my present thinking is that if the evil in hell suffer for each individual intentional sin and then one death at the end of the last sin, then Jesus also suffered for each individual sin with one death after the last sin. The problem that this arises is that  my 6,000 mile sins were not on Mount Calvary way back on Good Friday, so Jesus could not have suffered or died for them there. But they are present now so this will necessitate both suffering and death as well.)

On the first Good Friday what was first presented to Heaven was the High Priest taking the blood of the sin offering into the Most Holy Place of Heaven, thus initiating the Day of Atonement ceremony. The life component. Even though I mention the scapegoat I am fully aware that it took no place at all in the final offering. But it was paid for even though it was the sin offering  and its blood that was offered. It was His own blood, that of Jesus Christ. Passover was the doorstep to the Day of Atonement. Its procedures are well documented in Leviticus chapter sixteen. The High Priest had taken His blood of the slain sin offering  and entered into the Most Holy Place but there still was a long time before the burnt offering of the Day of Atonement. In our studies the blood of Jesus from this burnt sacrifice we still have to follow and we do know it was atoning blood and that it was thrown against the altar, the cross. Body and blood were rejoined but only after specific things happened to Christ’s body.

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They were both presented to God in a fire; fire is a representation of the Holy Spirit in tongues, fire has intense properties of killing life, and purifying including evil in hell and fire has its own source of light, you don’t need a light to see it. It is spontaneous light, it is obvious. But it is the sectioning of the body of Jesus in its presentation that should form a major part of our study. There has already been a start made by the sectioning of Jesus into the four creatures and into the corresponding statue of good as against Daniel’s statue of evil. Much is still to be learned but providing progress is onwards and prayfully upwards we shall continue. It is wrong of me to state ” I wrote….” because all I did was to type. It was God’s answer to your particular prayers that gave me the ideas and words and we will only find out whose prayers resulted in which words they were as described in that beautiful chapter eight of Revelation. But it should be an encouragement to all that God answers prayers, particularly those prayed in the name of Jesus.

The Book of Hebrews was supposed to be our second last piece of homework before returning to Revelation and Daniel proper. Even though it was supposed to be paragraph by paragraph analysis it turned out that even paragraphs were lumped together, and for such a coarse analysis I personally gleaned much wealth from it. If this was but firstfruits and firstfruits are about ten percent of the harvest, then a rich and bountiful harvest awaits us indeed!  But some waypoints, some information has been obtained already. The real surprise to me was what was only meant to be a digression into Daniel (9:24-27) as to how much wealth it yielded! So much so that digressions are now going to be rule rather than the exception, beginning with Leviticus 17. We have already spent some time on Leviticus 16 and even progressed past this point, but as I said digressions and repetitions are now the new way of life. There is nothing there that is not God’s Word and there is nothing that is not inspired and meant to teach. The last part of ‘homework’ will mostly a chapter  by chapter analysis until we arrive at Moses’ bronze snake it the desert.

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With such a critically important chapter as Leviticus 16 you would expect Scripture to build up to this climax by way of forward, introduction and laying of ground rules, which it does  and that it would gently let us down from these lofty heights. After being released from Egyptian slavery at the start of the year, the Passover,  the Jews set out for the promised land  and now after seven months of journeying they have arrived there. But to enter they must be given a final bath. This bath must not only remove sins they have acquired and been in contact with it must also include those that were not removed at the Passover stage. To enter the promised land they must be squeaky clean, they must be sinless. I don’t know how many of them realised how clean they were, but clean they were. Every sin in the book had been taken away from them.( Not that the death of animal could remove any sin, they believed what Moses had told them and by living to the light they had been shown them, God forgave them their sins. But within the next five months the archenemy would enslave them again into Egyptian slavery and the cycle had to start again. Much of their story transfers onto post Good Friday Jews who through necessity changed their names from Jews to Christians, us today.

Thus it is with us today. After Passover, Good Friday on Mount Calvary we begin our journey to the promised land but with an extremely short first leg; a hundred years is exceptional! After a sleep, a little rest we are woken up to begin the journey proper, some 1,800 years and this time we are not in dribs and drabs but the whole team is there. When we arrive at the promised land, strangely it won’t  appear until we all have had our baths and are squeaky clean. Only after this does the New Jerusalem materialise. The processes involved in that short first stage are of interest. This is basically a tagging process, a marking process. At the time there are many houses in Egypt fully occupied. In fact every soul ever conceived is in one of those houses. But the angel of death is only interested in surprising few of them. If this was crop they would be called firstfruits but as it is people involved they are called firstborn.

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In Good Friday’s Passover there is no distinction between male and female all that counts is whether they have the blood of the sacrificial lamb, Jesus Christ on the doorway into their hearts, that is all that the angel of death is concerned with. Very few indeed have this blood on their hearts! If you have this blood you live but if you don’t you die.

The Passover was not only concerned with the release of  God’s people from slavery it was also about whether Jesus had the right to release these people from Egyptian slavery. Did they belong to Him to allow Him to do this? You would think that it would be hard  to get much simpler than that; release from slavery and killing the first born son of Pharaoh, and die he did and was the last straw as far as Pharaoh was concerned in the release of God’s people from Egyptian slavery, from sin. The struggle over these two topics has indeed been long and very confusing at times. But now my realisation is that Passover, Calvary’s tree was just a release from slavery and a ticket to journey onto the promised land, it was not the ticket into the promised land just to travel to the promised land. Once there at the pearly gates another ticket would be issued, but its issuing is automatic, it is a spontaneous process. What is relevant is the printing of the ticket and how it coincides with the printing that we have on those robes we were given at the start of our journey. What is relevant is what is on Jesus’ finger that He is about to apply to our foreheads and why all our longfors and hopes are about to be met. In one word JESUS and in two JESUS CHRIST. And we still have much more to learn just looking at those twelve massive pearly gates!

The other mystery of Passover is the killing of Pharaoh’s firstborn son. Many attempts have already made to look at this problem and hopefully each was an extra thread in the robe and now we will try to thread not just another thread but one of a different color..

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We are all made in the image of God and we maybe many things but one thing we are not, we are not robots. We have been given a sense of logic, a free will and the ability to communicate with our Creator. We have also been given His Holy Word that is not written in Heavenly language but in a language we can understand. Using all of the above hopefully we can produce a statement of logic or at worse an illogical statement on the sole ground of ‘itiswritten’.

The land of Egypt belonged to Pharaoh and it was only on his death that it would have passed onto his firstborn son. So if Pharaoh followed his armies into the Red Sea in pursuit of the Israelites and drowned but his firstborn son had stayed home then he would have inherited the land of Egypt.  Unfortunately Pharaoh, as most do today chose not to put his household under the protection of the blood of the Lamb and his firstborn died. That was the break in that dynasty. But all this must point to Good Friday.

When Jesus Christ called my name out of the depths of Calvary’s hell and called ‘mine’ it was the beast and not satan who echoed ‘ not so and over my dead body’ and his wish was granted. Jesus Christ had bought my soul and paid the asking price. The beast that called out was Pharaoh as he was the owner of all of Egypt from which I was being rescued. It was not his firstborn son. But when the beast was finally defeated in the battle of the harvest, or the battle of the living it was only then that the title of Egypt and all of its wealth and evil passed onto his firstborn son. At this late stage of earth’s history there are not many contenders to claim this wealth, in fact there is only one left and that is satan. So it was wrong to dismiss satan as the firstborn son of Pharaoh way back even before Eden. He was an external force but he was also the first to sin and therefore the firstborn son of the beast, of Pharaoh. So who was it who was killed at Passover and who was it who was killed in the Day of Atonement?

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We will attempt a summary by a series of questions and answers. Q;  In real time who was killed first, Pharaoh or his firstborn son? A;  His firstborn son was the first to die and it was his death that was the precipitating agent for the events to come including his father’s death. Q;  How does that stack up against events recorded in the Bible?  A; The prediction of the death of Pharaoh’s firstborn son is made way back in the Garden of Eden when God told Eve that her seed would crush the head of satan. In Genesis, the abstract of the Bible, unfortunately there is a caveat added to this statement: ‘ and he will bruise your heel’. This caveat also brings time right up to its end. Q;  So who was it that was actually killed on Good Friday?  A;  The beast had its feet crushed and the powder was thrown into the fires of hell. During this time and right up to the time when the feet were miraculously withdrawn from the fire and restored the edifice of evil; thighs, chest and head were miraculously prevented from falling and smashing up. God required that this ‘smashing’ action be meticulous and it was left for the Rock to do this. So looking back the fourth head of the beast had received a fatal blow but it was resuscitated an event that will be seen by humanity and they will stand in awe when they see it. Q; So when then did satan, Pharaoh’s first born son actually die? A: Satan died in the final Day of Atonement event, the second cross. Q; If satan the firstborn of Pharaoh did not actually die until the second cross then why does the Bible record him as dying on Good Friday. A; The Bible records the historical event of the Pharaoh’s firstborn son dying before his father and uses this earthly step to point us into the heavens. The Heavenly step does not have to be a replica of the earthly step. We do not apply the blood of a lamb to our door jambs, we do not cross the Red Sea with high banked up walls of water  and we do have our enemy drown when these waters collapse, but we do carry across a lot of the an-allergies from these events. Q;  But that still does not change the fact that the Bible records  the death of Pharaoh’s first born son as an event of Passover of Good Friday when clearly this event did not occur until some 3,800 years later? ( this question would be equivalent to asking; ‘  could you do away with either Passover or the Day of Atonement and make them into one event?) A;

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To ask that question means you have missed the arguments put forward in Hebrews ( 13:10-14). You have applied the admonishing given in verse nine too stringently.Hang on to the cross of Passover,  by all means,it is the only thing you require to get you to those pearly gates, but the cross of Passover was not meant to be the end. Evil in all its forms still had a long way to run. But Passover was the start of the end! Verse nine tells us not to be carried away by varied and strange teachings like Paul thought all these teachings of Jesus were. But it does not tell you not to change from a milk diet to one of solid foods. Skepticism is useful and there is room for it.   There are solid foods that are also of no benefit, the only solid foods that are useful are those that strengthen our hearts by grace. Most today are not ready for solid foods. The last pastors I spoke to in my quest to find out about the introduction of everlasting righteousness either had no answer, the honest ones and some showed what  a pathetic state they were in. Just because you are not ready to move onto solid foods that strengthen does not mean to say there are others who are ready. Your cynical and snide remarks do prove you are not ready to move from your childish diets and onto solid foods. The Bible doesn’t just teach Passover it also teaches the Day of Atonement. Both are Biblical truths. If we didn’t need those solid foods they would not be in the Bible, but they are there. Their purposes are when satan is given his chance to test our beliefs they are on solid ground. they can withstand storms; faith we will always require but we are also given waypoints to attach faith to. In a more sad than funny sort of way I look back some 26 months ago when I first published the first fourteen pages of this blog on Revelation, how I looked up to the heavens and reported; Done! Little I knew how little I knew! Today the only claims I make are an aspiration of moving closer and higher to my Lord as revealed by what I have been told in His Word, the Bible. You would think that if I really do know the answer to that question that I would be more than happy to write it out again. Not so and this has happened a few times so far in this journey where I feel as if I am bogged down and repeating something I  have just finished writing  cannot be of benefit to either of us. Unless you are one of the cynics who graces this blog and by comparing the two answers just finds; more mistakes, more errors!

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But back to my role as a Jew on his way home, in some cases many days away, after being cleaned from ALL of my sins. I want to let this state last longer than it did after the previous Day of Atonement and it is still  365 days to the next one! I believe that this is what has happened because it is what God has told us and that faith is what makes it happen. It is the faith that moves those mountains but not faith based on junk solid foods. [ The earthly Christian’s journey was Passover, liberation from Egyptian slavery of sin. Better get together what gear I can and quickly and head down to the Red Sea. Pharaoh is bound to change his mind and come out to take me back. Once I have gone through the Red Sea however, baptism, he can chase me all he wants to and even if I make funny faces at him there is nothing he can do. I have my ticket for the journey to the promised land and in his final lunge of desperation all he is going to do is drown himself! I won’t even feel any ripples from this attempt! That short stage of the journey, on earth to the pearly gates of the New Jerusalem is quite dangerous today but was not for the early Christian Church when the gospels were penned. They were genuine Christians who looked after each other even if that meant selling their houses and pooling their monies. Meetings here would yield nothing but but encouragement! So this short earthly leg of the journey would have been supervised with little chance of losing the plot. Not so in these last days, there are so many traps and stumbling blocks  you would be advised to stay away from them. They cause far more harm than good!

They sit around drinking grog the greatest curse known to society today and call it the most precious thing known to society; the blood of Jesus. They eat leavened bread which is supposed to represent the body of Christ, making it riddled with yeast or sin. The only reason they will help you if that helps themselves more. They deactivate, defuse the power of the Word of God  by allowing any and all perverted interpretations their sinful minds can conjure up.

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Any and all of satan’s teachings are sanctioned. Satan’s teachings allow for any sexual perversions and one reason they can get away with these perversions is because they have removed the backstop which would have prevented and was designed to prevent this, God’s Holy Day, the Sabbath. Without this brake there is only one way and that is down to you know where.The worship of Jesus is replaced by an almost  an infinite variety of objects and mostly dead people; anything will do providing it is not Christ! Is the motto. If you can walk through that cesspit of evil and still get into the Heavenly stage of the journey you have indeed experienced a miracle. But there is hope, the church will wake up and in the meantime each has that most powerful of weapons. It not only has its own instructions but a God given personal interpreter, the Holy Spirit. Clinging to this weapon will get us across the Jordan and once there we will not be able to take in the changes for the remainder and lengthy part of our journey, hang on! ]

The first topic the Jews, male and female, that the Bible tells the Jews to contemplate on, chapter 17, on their way back home is the topic of blood. Having just attended a Day of Atonement Ceremony that does sound like a very logical place to start deliberations from. That last journey when they were liberated from Egyptian slavery, Passover, did not go very well despite the best of intentions. Even if we can get a few more hundred yards up the road before falling we will have achieved something. So what about this blood of Leviticus 17?  It certainly is a topic on which this blog has spent much time. It is the central theme of the thousand odd years, at least of animal sacrifices. In all their gory details they pointed to the main event, Mount Calvary on Good Friday where the body and blood of Jesus took the center stage. The body we can follow; Nailed to the cross at nine AM, suffered and died at three PM , released remaining blood by spear at four PM, taken down from cross and placed in tomb to begin its Sabbath rest, laid there until resurrection Sunday when raised, did quick check by returning to Father to see if Jesus’ sacrifice was perfect as judged by God’s standards, returned to earth where Jesus proved beyond any doubt to His apostles that He had come back from the dead, last thing we know was taken back to Heaven after forty days on earth. Most expect His soon return for a second time to take His own with Him back to Heaven.

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Most also expect that this will be accompanied by  a white flash in the sky when the badies will be burnt up and only the goodies remain. The Holy Word tells us there is much more going to happen than this. The eternities are about to begin but they can only last if built on a firm foundation. We are told about this foundation whilst still on earth and learn much more about it through the eternities to come. JESUS CHRIST. But God has made us in His image and expects us to be able even in our sinful states to have some sort of relationship with Him. It is like looking at a 380- airbus and say it flies! Correct! But we are capable of learning much more meaningful things about it than this and we are capable of learning much more about our beloved Saviour than this. But our focus must always be JESUS CHRIST!  His body and His blood.

If this blog claims to be at least a partial walk through the Bible trying to follow end day events and the next chapter is about blood then blood becomes the topic for discussion, even though we have just spent so much time on it. Well actually we spent much time of the earthly Day of Atonement then went to Hebrews to see how it tied in with the Heavenly Day of Atonement so this really is our first effort to present a combined view of these days. It will try to show the relevance on the blood of Jesus and thereby installing some reverence in this blood and maybe even go so far as the address differently to how we address satan.
Firstly would we be barred from becoming/staying God’s people if we drank blood? Certainly not! These rules were a part of the old sacrificial system and are done away with along with the system. Does that mean that the blood of Jesus is irrelevant? Certainly not! I think last time when we looked at blood we allocated Jesus that Hid body contained  ten liters of blood and at twenty drops per ml would give Jesus 200,000 drops of blood. God knows where every droplet of that blood is and not one droplet will be lost; every droplet will be gathered and finish up in Heaven. Jesus was Human/Divine because His blood was human/Divine and the split in this dual nature did occur at three o’clock on Good Friday in both body and blood.

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If the  blood of Jesus carried Divinity then surely where it was spilled on the way to the cross and at the cross should now be a holy area with no sins within cooee of where it was shed on that Good Friday? Most drops would have been spilled on the altar, on the cross of Good Friday and they not so much keep that area holy but the whole earth. When they are taken back to Heaven on that Day of Atonement the earth will lose it contact with Heaven and become liable to destruction. There is no longer any saving grace on it! If we eat/drink blood be that intentionally or unintentionally is that detrimental to our health?  Jesus would not have forbidden His people from eating/drinking blood or unclean foods if they were healthy for them. It is safe to say if anyone knew it would be God the the blood/unclean foods would be unhealthy for Hid people and therefore should not be consumed.  Returning back to the Day of Atonement. ( Distinguishing between the Old Testament, Jews and the New Testament, Christians.)

The Jews had some seven months ago attended the Passover and given their passports to leave Egypt and travel onto the promised land. They have arrived at Canaan after a long journey and are now ready to enter the promised land. To do this they must be pure before the eyes of God; they must have every trace of sin removed, including the ones they committed on their way, both intentional and unintentional and any that were there when their passports were issued. There was no point in God making them lily white when there was still a long way to go and they were bound to sully their clothes.They must also have any defilement removed because they came in contact with sinful people. The Day of Atonement did all this and they were ready to enter the promised land. Even though it was a very short distance they still managed to fall back into Egyptian slavery so the cycle of Passover began the routine again.

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Christians received their passports to leave Egyptian slavery at the feast of Passover. This was on Good Friday and they were handed out by Jesus on Mount Calvary. But this is not merely a transfer to Heaven. There is going to be quite a journey involved. Jesus wants to explain what and why is going to happen on arrival and He wants us to be in a condition where we can understand what is happening. In our earthly states we may be able to assimilate a one, or four or even seven hour lesson but this is but naught when compared to what is going to take to start getting our finger on the pulse. After accepting our passports which are available to all we should quickly get the Red Sea to get them stamped; in use and destination. Here we have a rest, a sleep and in some cases a very long sleep. We are woken up by our beloved Saviour and placed into one of twelve tribes for our final march onto the promised land.

When we arrive we are told by God that the New Jerusalem cannot descend until we are totally clean. Since the crossing of the Red Sea we have not picked up any sins of any kind at all, nor have we been defiled by coming in contact with any ‘sinful’ people. So our sins could only consist of the ones we committed on that short trip to the Red Sea and any sins that had not been forgiven when we received our passports. The intentional sin issue was settled at Passover, on Good Friday. Our passports had stamped that this person did not have any intentional sins or even unintentional sins that were covered by the sin (guilt?) offerings. So there was only one scapegoat and that scapegoat was Jesus Christ and that we had laid our hands on His head and He took these sins out into some distant desert and was dashed to pieces, Jesus died for them. This gives us another difference between the Days of Atonement and binds Passover and the Day of Atonement even more. Up to now the major difference between them was when the Heavenly Day of Atonement was being conducted the blood of the sin offering of Passover was already in the ground. For the earthly Day of Atonement Jesus had not spilled His blood on the ground yet. To that difference we can now add the scapegoat was on Good Friday, Passover but was on the earthly’s Day of Atonement. It keeps coming back to the questions as to why Jesus needed two bites to obliterate evil? Passover and Day of Atonement.

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Mysteriously  the relevance of the literal blood of Jesus drops from the radar screens of earth between Good Friday, Passover and Good Friday, Day of Atonement , when the literal blood of Jesus comes to the fore again. We have already offered a possibly scenario for this gap; At three o’clock of Passover Good Friday we become one with our Saviour, if we catch a cold , Jesus catches a cold, if we go to work, Jesus goes to work. He is one is us. This is now possible as all the sins we could do something about have been removed. The blood of Calvary’s sin offering has done its work of Atonement. I am starting to think that the earthly equivalent of the Heavenly burnt offering is Jesus the scapegoat. More on that in a moment but back to our union with Jesus at three o’clock on Good Friday. Because Jesus was left on the cross for another hour His precious blood would have continued to drain during this time. The blood of His earthly body, His church also continued to drain during this time but at four o’clock, the beast, the Roman Empire at this particular time opened up the side of Jesus resulting in the remaining blood in His body gushing out against the cross, the altar. Thus it will be with His earthly body; in the great tribulation the beast will open up the side of Jesus’s body, His Church and blood will rush out, but I can’t see any altar at this stage unless you take it as Jesus hanging on the cross at three o’clock. Our blood may contribute to the door of mercy closing coming one stage closer, the circle of evil closing in on itself, but it is NOT atoning blood! It was then that the body of Jesus was taken down and put into a grave until Resurrection Sunday. Could our lives in the Heavens in the next 1,780 odd years be compared to Jesus in His grave? Certainly! just look at what awaits us when that New Jerusalem finally descends!. How wrong we were when we thought that Heaven could not get any better!

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Now the question of the scapegoat. If the blood of Jesus is that pure and powerful  then why did it not atone for our intentional sins? Why do they require a separate process, the scapegoat to get rid of them? To ask that question only shows that pearls are being placed before swine. The solution to the unintentional component, sin sacrifice and ultimately burnt sacrifice  have as their solution Jesus Christ and are presented and accepted by God. The intentional sin is not presented to God by even as pure a presenter that Jesus would make, it is thrown into hell and obliterated, out of sight and out of mind, never to be mentioned again. The scapegoat did not die just outside of the city where the cross was it was taken out into the desert to be killed. But isn’t the burnt offering and the sin offering also presented by fire?

The fires here are not the fires of hell. Could I put a  temperature on these  fires and on hell’s fires; no! The Bible talks about burning sulphur is as close as I can get; very nasty!  The burnt offering ,the ram is killed and the start of the ceremony; separation of dead body with blood that carries life. Certain parts of the body are washed with water before being arranged in a certain order. Blood is returned but not as in the case of Jesus Christ on Resurrection Sunday ONTO His body and restoring life to it, everlasting life in this case, but as a separate entity; thrown against the side of the altar. So two entities were being separately presented to God; the blood of the ram is now the sole atoning agent and is being used to atone for all those 6,000 mile sins present on this body. We have talked about the period before the death of the ram and the fact that satan was no longer around. His head had been crushed by Jesus but now even though satan is no longer here he still bruises the heel of Jesus. It is those unintentional sins which we committed at his enticement for which Jesus is suffering. thus satan bruises Jesus’ heel! By now we are starting to get some idea of the burnt offering and the role of blood in our salvation and the realisation that it is going to be literal blood of Jesus that is finally involved in our inauguration should make us show some respect for it! It cannot be symbolised by grog!

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Hopefully this has been one of many forays into the topic of the blood of Jesus. Having said that the blood of Jesus cannot be allocated to the different events it was subject to is the following thought one for thought or to be dismissed out of hand  Jesus started off with ten liters of blood when He arrived on Mount Calvary on Good Friday at nine AM. (  He had lost blood during His torture and on the way to the cross and as far as the blood of Jesus is concerned quantity is not relevant it is only quality, holiness that counts. But He did arrive with most of His blood to the foot of the cross. When Jesus was crucified the nails could not have pierced any arteries or even major veins as He would have bled to death in a very short period of time). During His six hours of life on that cross He continued to lose blood and by the time He died at three o’clock He had lost half of His blood. ( 5 Liters). Being Divine His blood was also Divine, or it could be the other way around, and at three o’clock as High Priest He took one liter ( now 6) of His blood of atonement back to the Most Holy Place with Him to begin the Day of Atonement ceremony. During the next hour His dead, limp body continued to bleed and lost another liter of blood ( now 7). At four o’clock when the Roman soldier opened up the side of Jesus He lost the remaining three liters ( now 10 liters). On Resurrection Sunday the angel brought back that liter of Heavenly blood and restored it back in Jesus’ body. The Divine body of Jesus that went back to Heaven only had one liter of blood. In the heavenly Passover ( atonement) that liter of blood was separated from the body of Jesus and offered separately on the altar of burnt offering. When recombined with His body restored His original condition. But the big difference this time being that at four o’clock instead Jesus gushing blood He collects His blood. Thus the High Priest returns to the Holy Place, and not the Most Holy Place  carrying with Him nine liters of the blood from the sin offering that occurred on Good Friday, ( Passover). This nine liters of Jesus’ literal blood is now available for our inauguration and being Divine it is not just life giving but perpetual as well.

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Moving onto chapter 17, sexual immorality. In Australia we have basically two political parties; the Liberals who in their brief political careers must look after their business people so they can be assured of getting a well paid position on one of their boards and the labor party firstly have to look after themselves and then the almost impossible task  of looking after their cronies and henchmen. lIbE and the other is lAbo, so there is a difference between them but not in policy, just in focus. A third party that seems to have this strange idea of wanting to include the people in the spoils and not just be a part of those spoils is the Pauline Hanson Party. She rightly identifies Australia as a Christian nations, actually should be was recently a Christian nation but in wanting to exclude herself from the Muslims fails to identify the difference between Muslim and Islam. Islam is as of their own definition of Christianity. It is evil, it is demonic right down to and including its core. There is not one good thing about Islam. It claims to march behind the banner of the Abrahamic God of the Bible and of the Jews. Many ‘Christians’ use this same ploy in claiming to march behind the banner of ‘ the love of Christ; as I have loved you’. Nothing could be further from the truth and much time has already been spent on these topics. Muslims and Roman Catholics and Protestants and Hindus and plumbers and carpenters and ( I was going to say lawyers but that would not allow me to use the word ‘good’ )  and whoever are just groupings of people who God judges according to the light shown them and on this they will or will not make it into Heaven. There will be Muslims in Heaven. But Islam is not just on the statue of evil it is the chest of silver that replace the literal Medes and Persians. Christianity is the corresponding chest on the statue of good. Christianity and Islam are thus diametrically opposed and the gap, the difference is Jesus Christ is unbridgeable.

As evil as Islam is it still has a level of sexual morality. Their multiple wife policy is an aberration of Christian marriage but then they don’t believe that Jesus in the beginning made them male and female; one husband, one wife. Their aberration of Christian marriage still towers over the gutters of slime we have today purporting to be ‘marriages’ and unions between man and woman.

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But we are getting off the track. This blog is not about apologetic s, of defence of Christianity against Islam or morality. It is about end day events or in this case final/final end days of the Day of Atonement. There are many excellent blogs out there supplied by the Lord doing just that. This blog is about the newly wedded couple  about to enter the New Jerusalem, the Most Holy Place the new Heaven of eternity which is time stamped in intervals of seven days: the eternal Sabbaths. Islam came up because even in their depraved condition they have standards protecting marriage which bring to shame  what Christians have done in protection of this divine institution. Satan would have loved to take Christian marriage out at the same time he took the Sabbath out in the Council of Laodicea almost 1,800 years ago but God did not allow it until now when the origin of marriage is removed in Genesis and made into a laughing stock by the theory of evilution.

But it is the creationists who must bear a lot of the blame for this situation. They heavily concentrate on the seven days of creation, rightly so but say that the Sabbath is not the issue! Hold on! It is one of these days of creation and it is the issue. It is the day that carries the blessings of God, not the issue? You line your orders for blessings up; bless this article and this writer,inspire them to new heights, place it before an audience, make the audience receptive towards this literature, help us financially, do not allow satan to stop our work by infighting or bad health etc, etc  could just be an issue! Jesus died for the Sabbath on Good Friday ( Passover) and it was the issue of His first coming. As already stated it will be the issue of His second coming, maybe even His third coming and certainly the issue of His fourth coming! The Sabbath is the issue as is the other institution of creation; marriage.

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Well the marriage between bride and bridegroom. Jesus Christ and His Church has occurred and it has taken some 1,780 years to take place not because we did not realise its significance or did not want to get married before this time, it is just it could not happen; the fine linen was not available but the moment the fine linen became available the saints asked for it and it was given to them. The marriage feast of the Lamb took place, to which all were invited but few took up the invitation; most preferred to go to the default feast that where the birds of the air were invited to feast on their bodies.

The problem for this delay in marriage was the fine linen, the Holy Spirit being unavailable. You see when Jesus went  up to Heaven after His Resurrection He sent down the Holy Spirit to earth and it was here right up to the bitter end. It only left planet earth after its final pleadings to those foolish virgins was ignored. It pleaded with them not to remove the seal God had placed on their foreheads at His second coming and replace them with the mark of the beast something they had so bravely avoided up to now. It even showed them the blessings for not doing so; they would not have to go to hell! After the foolish virgins ignored this advice the Holy Spirit finally returned to Heaven and was immediately asked for by the saints. Not that there was anything wrong or deficient about the robe of Christ’s righteousness. But the role of fine linen, undergarments is to make the robe more comfortable, it points us to the righteousness of Christ and the beauty of His robe. It certainly is going to be an essential part of what we are about to go through, after this magnificent wedding.

As first chore of housework after the wedding is to get rid of some of the rubbish, the evil that happened to us. There is no satisfaction or joy it is just; needed to be done-done! This is the battle of the harvest which is led by the bridegroom, the rider on the white horse. Even though we are there and see the specific come and uppings of those who caused us all that harm, which we now see as the steps upwards, we gain no pleasure in seeing their destruction, just job done. We are specifically involved in this first battle but then something really awful occurs; Heaven collapses; brightness, joy , delight in fact its Sonlight  disappears.

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I don’t think we could have survived what happened had it not been for the presence of the Holy Spirit. He explains why Jesus has left us, He is cut off, He has nothing. Jesus can only go here by Himself, it is unfinished business which was assigned to Him by God the Father way back in the Garden of Eden; Eve’s seed will crush satan’s head and satan will bruise His heel. That has not yet happened and that is the unfinished business.

Even though our Heaven has collapsed we can still clearly see Jesus and hear His voice as He expounds Holy Scripture. Each word bites deeply as He explains the front nine of history, up to and including Good Friday of the Passover. He then traces the back nine  up to where He is now; about to atone for wickedness and bring in everlasting righteousness. This is not a one hour or even one day tutorial, it lasts for 1,260 days. There is not one word of it unnecessary, not one word essential. Had His disciples on earth heeded their 1,260 day tutorial they would have reacted totally differently on Good Friday.  Well they are here now and along with us we are all spellbound! We are all being gently led onto what still the shock from which nearly kills us. It certainly does floor us and puts us out of action for quite a while; Good Friday, the Day of Atonement! And the richness of the bounties are Daniel’s six requirements of (9:24-27) being met! It is something we have tried to follow and a topic to which we will return prayfully on many more occasions. It is a subject that Hebrews calls solid foods, but we are first started on a diet of milk. On the milk side we have Melchizedek- Abraham- Moses and on the solid food side we have Jesus- Abraham- Melchizedek. There is no point stretching our necks and looking for Heavenly answers when we are not standing on the right earthly step. Our Heaven has not collapsed because God has  not left Heaven, He is still there but confined to the temple’s Most Holy Place where He will remain until the seventh  bowl has been poured out and God’s wrath will be complete. It is the withdrawal of our one and all that has caused that collapse in our world! We now know what Heaven would be like without Jesus, we won’t have to guess now! That is what the Heavenly host must have experienced when Jesus came to earth not only further away but for thirty years and not just three and a half years!  Now returning to our earthly step in Leviticus 17

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[ Thank you to all who prayed for my eyes. Today’s visit to the ophthalmic surgeon revealed both eyes back to 100%, or 20/20 vision. No doubt the details of who did what will be revealed in our early history of Heaven, but in the meantime a preliminary thank you! The storm has passed, but what storm and what did it accomplish? I think it was transition from a milk to a solid diet had begun. I have this desire to follow everlasting righteousness which when I first sought it and saw just a little of the complexity involved decided that this was not for me. But I now do seek some of this beauty even though the goalposts have been moved much further back. If today someone was to approach me and say ‘ We are getting together information about different interpretations of the Book of Revelation would you like to be included and if so then what part of your blog would that be?’  My reply would be ‘ Yes ‘ and without a shadow of doubt the work I would want included would be the last part of the previous blog. Autosave says it is from page 403 onwards but I think that it is page 406 onwards as the most beautiful text that I have typed to almost the end of the blog, this was when my vision was knocked out in a fraction of a second].

Earthly marriage is but a shadow of our Heavenly union with our Lord just like the earthly Sabbath can at best be only a shadow of the Heavenly Sabbaths but they are still a critical part of our earthly existence. If we judge the Lord’s second coming by the height of the wave of evil then as far as marriage is concerned it can’t get much more evil. But back to Leviticus. God’s people are on their way home after just taking part in the Day of Atonement Ceremony. As I said previously few of them would have realised in the significance of the ceremony that they had taken a part in, how clean from sin they really were. Even at Passover few would have realised that this ceremony was going to be replaced by Jesus on Good Friday and fewer still that the Day of Atonement would be enacted by Jesus at the sunset of time. Even today it would be interesting to know how much work has been done on the correlation of Passover and Atonement.

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On their way home Scripture tells them firstly to meditate and discuss the role of the blood they had seen poured out in the ceremony. Then to change to the subject of unlawful immoral relations over which most societies, including todays, fall. Chapter 19, deals with idolatry and other laws and regulations. The problem is the changeover from Moses to Jesus; what stays, what carries over? This was a most difficult of times question for the people of God. Some of the rules and regulations stayed but if you tried to obey some of the others you would be guilty of the worst type of blasphemy. There are black and white one but there are many that are grey. But it does not matter whether they were black, white,grey or brindle Jesus obeyed and fulfilled them all, down to the last letter. All we have to do is to look up and say ‘ Thank You’. But the white ones remain, the ten commandments, as do the black ones, the sacrificial system with no nuances within them except intentional and unintentional.

When looking at the destruction of Jesus’ temple by Titus in 70 AD I  wrongly treated it as a nonevent of Scripture although I acknowledged it did play an important role in the history of the early church, to state the obvious. It did play a role in this final change of Moses to Jesus and was the final straw in this change. Previously Christians of necessity separated themselves from the Jews. Even the greatest in amongst them, Paul had difficulty in making this transition and notice how gentle Paul is with fellow believers who are having the same problem in the Book of Hebrews. By continuing to offer sacrifices they were committing the worst of blasphemies, yet Paul nowhere there calls a spade a spade. That is how reluctant the Holy Spirit is in classifying sin as intentional. But the intentional ones came forward as Jews and satan absorbed them as his own. In Revelation chapter 12 there is a point where he no longer pursues the Woman, he leaves her alone and just concentrates on the followers of Jesus, the Christians. It was the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction that put that final wedge between those two groups. My main focus at the time was the change in roles for the temple from Passover to Atonement.

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If you expect me to put a tick next to the ones that apply and a cross next to those that have been done away with you will be sadly disappointed. I have not been given any such role by the Holy Spirit nor do I know at what level of spirituality that you are at. The Spirit does and judges you accordingly. But we all have that daily struggle of living to existing and further light. It is satans most active times and it is for these of his actions for which he is being punished on this Day of Atonement. Are we reading and extracting from Scripture that which is ‘ it is written ‘ and will make satan leave a speeds greater than the speed of light or are we allowing him a foothold by reading and extracting that which ‘ we would like it to be written’ and in tune with the “latest” science so called.

I don’t know which ones you have crossed, don’t apply, and ticketed, those that do apply. For me any for which are punishable by death are only expansions of the ten commandments and all get a tick; all those forms and variations of sexual perversion  are but; Thou shalt not commit adultery. Giving your most priceless gift Heaven can give you, your children over to be killed for satan must be the abomination of abominations and breaks a number of commandments. Cursing mother or father is certainly not honoring them but should it be punishable by death along with all those forms of adultery? In God’s society yes but in the antipathy to God’s rule , theocracy, no and you expect it to encourage that sort of misbehavior. Verse 22 cuts deeply ” Keep all my decrees and laws and follow them, so that the land where I am bringing you to live may not vomit you out”.  If you don’t I will throw you out just like I am throwing this lot out in front of you. Being My people is not a licence to sin, it is the opposite it is a licence to righteous behaviour. Eating clean and unclean foods is only a tick in theocracy but in democracy it is a tick in the healthy eating box. To be holy just like God is Holy would have to be the prayer and ambition of all His people, we should not want to put our Saviour back onto that horrible cross by willful and continuous sin.  Spiritualist and mediums are a definite no-no, they are satan’s grounds from which he rarely releases. As we are now all priests of God serving in the Holy Place there is an extra onus on us to be holy. And the higher up we are in society the greater that onus is, the more damage we cause to His Holy name by our wrongful actions. Certainly one of the biggest spanners in the works is cutting/shaving of hair and beards. But again we are not a theocracy and therefore the rules applying to theocracy like food and dress are not ticked.

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But you may rightfully say ‘Keep all my decrees…..’ Not just my laws!  Just look at the rif-raf of high priests of Jesus’ day and it really makes you wonder. What a heavy responsibility they bore and for which they will stand and be accountable for.  The one near my bones is verse (21:18) ‘ No man who has any defect may come near; no man who is blind or lame , disfigured or deformed; ………is to come near to present the offerings made to the Lord by fire.’ I do but that does not mean Jesus does not have some other role for me as a part of His body, and that is what I am; a part of His body as symbolised by Jesus on the cross in that three to four hour time slot of Good Friday. In chapter 23 I have no problem in deciding whether the Sabbath gets a tick or a cross!

In deciding whether to shoot for the stars and the final gatherings before we enter as bride and bridegroom into the New Jerusalem through whatever number of those twelve pearly gates, the grounds for the decision were perfectly valid. I could not do it as it was too complex (correct !) therefore I was removed from the equation and replaced with our prayers. With your prayer and mine the sky is the limit and that is exactly where we are aiming for! To doubt this is a lack of trust and that alone is enough to render this sharp double edged sword useless! That does not mean that there are going to be knock out revelations at every step, we will have to wait for that when Jesus leaves us sad and forlorn when He decides to cut Himself off from us and have nothing and delivers His 1,260 day tutorial from the area just above that destroyed fourth temple. His delivery to those anxious angelic host, of which we hope to be a part of, will be with power.But their sinful condition is exactly the same as ours. They however have Christ’s robe of righteousness and they also have Lazarus’ risen body. They are in a much superior position to us and they have just been in a sinless state of Heaven for nearly 1,800 years. The best we can do now is to be a part of the earthly hosts as His disciples were in His 1,260 day tutorial here on planet earth. Our prayer must be that at least we are there at the foot of the cross on that final Good Friday and not scattered and cringing in fear in some locked up tiny little unknown room. It certainly would have helped had the Lord given us some training for these testing times like distinct uncut facial hair so when mockery of God occurred we could not just blend into the background as cowards. It is we they were laughing at and our stand would have become more resolute over time and with practice   and would be able to withstand that final storm.

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But come to think of it I have just read something about that and ruled it out!  That was the Old Testament when they were heading towards Good Friday, the real Passover. It was an earthly event and cowardice was possible. We on the other hand are heading towards the Day of Atonement when such cowardice will not be a possibility, thus long hair and beard no longer required. It does not mean that if we are ashamed of Jesus that He will also be ashamed of us before His Father! But even tough our intentions are noble we must never lose sight of two things; Our focus must remain on Jesus and Good Friday and preparing for His second coming when all will be decided. We can never repeat these themes too many times.For all intention purposes we can forget the notion that we will be alive at this point of time. There will only be 144,000 wise virgins alive who become the focus of time. Being one of the 144,000 foolish virgins is not even the consolation prize. It is destruction in hell. So really the main attention should be at that flash in the sky of His second coming, should be whether we are resurrected at the start of the millennium or at the end. The start means we are righteous and are going to heaven and the end of the millennium means we are wicked, demons actually and are going to hell. So it is about the start or the end and that is what our time on earth should be focused on. Having made it into Heaven with the righteous we will just be automatically swept along in time onto and into the New Jerusalem. In our attempt to change from a milk diet to solid foods will necessitate not just a more detail study of Passover and Day of Atonement but also the other feasts of the Jewish calendar beginning with                                                    LEVITICUS    CHAPTER 23   (way point level study)

Verses 1-3; ‘ The Lord spoke again to Moses, saying; ” Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘ The Lord’s appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations–My appointed times are these: For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the Lord in all your dwellings.’

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In our en devour to lofty heights will necessitate the clearing of conscience. It will necessitate in our examining our consciences with these decrees and laws in the background and the ticks and crosses are not whether I am or am not doing these but whether I should or should not be doing them. They are thus dependent on the light we have been shown and therefore can change with time. It would show a very low level of Christianity to jeer at someone who changes their minds and only proves that the light shown them is increasing as they meditate on the issues, yours at best is constant and as that is not a Christian possibility then it must be waning. These critics must have had a background as insurance assessors; one word in their vocabulary; ” NO!”
These are the words of the Lord, pure and direct. He is setting out a timetable for their journey through life and into the New Jerusalem. He knows first and foremost that the first step is Passover, Good Friday, Mount Calvary, but He also knows that once He has got there that that is not going to be the end of time, in fact it is only the first half of time. Once accomplished and accepted we can then move onto the second half of time. The Bible is a complete history of time and not just a half of it. At halftime there is an inflection in time and it then proceeds onto its very end. Time began, continued through created time and will proceed through time eternal as basic units of seven days, thus the Sabbath. It is the basic unit of time today an will continue on forever and ever even though when we get into the New Jerusalem there will be no night and the marker for the Sabbath will have to change. So Heavenly time will be 144 hours of daylight, heavenly marker, 24 hours of Sabbath ( weeks still have 168 hours) and new week.
It is actually quite clever how the Lord has set this up. There is a constant base, 144+24=168 hours. But on top of this He has placed His special feast days. Many say, including in the New Testament that these feats days finished at the cross, Passover but is that including the Day of Atonement??? ( All sin is Gone???)

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If Passover is the forerunner to Mount Calvary does it mention that the believers are going to take a hold of Jesus Christ, crucify Him, dump all their sins on Him, throw and kill Him in hell anywhere during this ceremony? Was Pentecost made obsolete by Good Friday? Are there going to be firstfruits in Heaven? These feasts must be split into an earthly and heavenly stage. Even when fulfilled does not mean forgotten. Therein lies one of our links when Jesus is made a High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Therein also lies the four corner stones of that massive wall around the New Jerusalem. Therein also lies the walk of God’s people in the first half of human history, which we are studying right now, and once there the walk of His people in the second half of human history, away from the cross of Passover but onto that of final Atonement.

Verses 4-5; ‘ These are the appointed times of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight  is the Lord’s Passover’.

Time could only reverse, our walk towards Heaven could only begin with what Jesus accomplished on Good Friday. It took Him a full fourteen days of preparation which we are supposed to emulate and Passover was on the fourteenth day. It is the start of our Heavenly journey, but by no means the end of it. Without this event there would be no other proclamations at any time. It is the lynch pin and from it all other events follow. Just because it has occurred does not decrease its significance but highlights and amplifies it. In the Old Testament it was the start of the year to God’s people but in the New Testament it is the start of each day of our Christian lives. It is at twilight. It is the cornerstone in that massive wall of the New Jerusalem, the creature that looks like an ox. It is about blood and without blood there can be no remission of sin. It is about blood that Jesus left behind on earth and it is about blood that our High Priest took into the Most Holy Place to begin the Day of Atonement Ceremony. It is this blood that binds time and it is this blood that when personally applied by Jesus to my forehead will allow me to see His face and give me life eternal.

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Verses 6-8; ‘ Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work. But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious labor.’

Today if you were to do a three or four year degree in a university in chemistry and during that time they did not mention the word atom let alone its significance you would rightfully have to wonder’ what did they teach you?’ Today you can walk into a Christian Protestant Church and be given a leaven loaf of bread to eat as part of the celebration of the Lord’s Supper!  In the three or four years of theology what did they teach you?  Don’t you realise that therein lies the basis of Christianity. The body of Jesus Christ was sinless, it had no sin whatsoever. It had no leaven. Had it had leaven Jesus first and foremost would have had to die for himself and then as an aside die for us. This would have removed the element of love from His sacrifice and therefore His command ‘ that you love one another as I have loved you’ is also meaningless! As many clangers as Roman Catholicism have they do not have that one! Even they thought it was too extreme! The basis of Good Friday is that Jesus Christ went to and onto Mount Calvary because of His love for us, He did not have to do it, He was sinless!
On the fourteenth of their January, the start of their year, the start of their journey out of sins slavery and onto the promised land the Jews (  I think I will use Israelite in future because Jew has a nasty connotation about it just like Christian has today because some war criminal called Bush, calling himself not just a Christian but one of the highest ranked Christians, a born again Christian decided he wanted to steal some else’s oil and did not mind whether he killed millions of innocent people mostly women and children in the process! And we ignore this act of bastardy and stop mum from giving her child a smack to highlight a life and death situation!) were told to kill a lamb ( symbolising us killing our Saviour),

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take its blood and apply it to the three pieces of their door frame, ( initially symbolising the blood of Jesus initially running down the cross but also being poured against the cross when the Roman soldier opened up the side of Jesus at four PM) enabling the angel of death to pass over the household leaving the firstborn male alive but ultimately pointing to  applying this blood symbolically to the door frames   of our hearts and as Christians are the first born of God allowing the angel of death to pass over us also. Our death is not a real death but merely a sleep. Ultimately this blood will be literally applied to our foreheads to give us life everlasting!) How many ‘ultimately’s ‘ are we allowed before they stop becoming ultimate?

But going back to the body of this lamb that was killed at Passover and eaten by the household on that night. It would have had to be roasted as the body of Jesus was roasted in the flames of hell but the next day the body, the meat of this lamb is used synonymously with leaven bread. How can the flesh of an animal be treated the same as a grain, or harvest? The flesh of a lamb become a piece of unleavened bread? There are probably many blogs out there that will give you an answer in at most a paragraph or even a sentence but I am not aware of them. We are told that all answers are within the Bible so that is where we must look and it has gone onto the watch list now. I will give a provisional answer now and then in [….] what may appear to be the convoluted reasoning for this conclusion, which is; Adam and Eve were vegetarians in the Garden of Eden and we will also be vegetarians in the New Jerusalem. We will eat fruit from the tree of life and the only blood that we will have will be the real blood of the earthly Jesus Christ which will be applied by Him to our foreheads once and which will result in life eternal. His body will remain as a complete unit. The Israelites only symbolically ate it that Passover night. Our covenant is one of blood ( applied to our foreheads) and bread (vegetarians).

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[ If Cain’s sacrifice was not acceptable because it did not contain blood then Abel’s sacrifice should also not have been acceptable because it contained no grain. ( unleavened bread) unless of course the two were the same. ( flesh and bread).  If there was a problem with the sacrificial lamb the Israelites ate on that night then it should have been with the body’s contact with the blood and not the blood’s contact with the body. In the case of Jesus both were perfect but to prove this there has to be a complete separation of the two and not just by gravity. As this is impossible to do, to remove every last drop of capillary blood a new benchmark is taken. It is unleavened bread and it is without the slightest trace of blood. So its purity does not come from the blood of Jesus of which only the tiniest amount would have been required to make it perfect. It is intrinsically perfect of itself. It does not need blood to make it so. So whether that is the explanation or not does not change the fact that it was unleavened bread that became the focus and not the body or meat of the lamb. If any was left over it had to be burnt]. So the very next day as they came out of their tents after the miraculous Passover the Israelites were stopped and made to think not just of the blood of the lamb whose achievements were obvious but also of the spotless, sinless and undefiled body. That body which today some represent as leaven bread which is partially true but the leaven was not in the body is was foreign, it was on His body and thereby the principle of love is established. It was this perfect that of itself , this body that bore our sins in hell and whilst they were destroyed, it being perfect was not. The body of Christ remained on the cross until taken down.

The interesting timing of events was mentioned before. All these feasts are superimposed on a weekly baseline, that actually began as day one of creation. Despite the firfies  and all the spanners that satan could muster and throw into the works; what about the day where the sun stood still? what about the year of Noah’s Flood? what about the months they added and subtracted to keep in line with the barley harvest?

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what about when the clouds prevented them from making readings? what about when Hadrian prevented any reading at all? The Sabbath remained on the correct day after nearly 4,000 years and if it had not the very first person to know it would have been Jesus and would have corrected it. But there was no need! And neither is there any need today! On this weekly seven day cycle of time God has imposed a series of feasts. It must be one year in seven that this feast coincides with the weekly cycle. So Passover, Good Friday coincided with the weekly Friday cycle. These events became extra sacred, high events. So the Jewish leaders knew they were going to murder Jesus Christ on an extra holy day!  Jesus Christ was nailed to His cross on the 14\1\ ?? It is the coincidence of these special days on the normal weekly days that has been made void. So Good Friday is no longer a special event every seven years, it is a special event every week.
It is actually a double commemoration. The next day after Friday, the Sabbath we are supposed to commemorate the leaven bread of the day before but we are also expected to commemorate this event from eight days ago, so it is a double commemoration of our Lord’s cross! Hardly done away with, only reinforced!

Verses 9-14; ‘ Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying ” Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them. ‘When enter the land which I am going to give you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruit of your harvest to the priest.. ‘ He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. Now on the day when you wave the sheaf, you shall offer a male lamb one year old without defect for a burnt offering to the Lord, Its grain offering shall then be two-tenths  of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering by fire to the Lord for a soothing aroma, with its drink offering , a fourth  of a hin of wine. Until this same day, until you have brought in the offering of your God, you shall eat neither bread nor roasted grain nor new growth. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout your generations in all your dwelling places’.

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As we have no idea of what date Jesus will appear on we can guess any number; take 14 th of January. ( Just a coincidence it is date of Passover) . We wash our robes in the blood of the Lamb so we can enter into the Heavenly courts. We know the power of His blood and we know without it we would not be here. Next day, the 15 th of January is the feast of the unleavened bread. It is not only the blood of Jesus that is indispensable but so is His sinless body. It was this body that acted as scaffold for our sins in hell thus obliterating them but it is also this body of Jesus that we will be spending the eternities to come with. It of itself is worthy of honor, worship and praise! Next day, the 16 th of January is the feast of First Fruits. Have we entered the promised land? Well actually this is only stage one of a journey that will take some 1,800 years before we arrive at the New Jerusalem, but Heaven counts it as the promised land because the next day the First Fruits are offered. I cannot find many parallels between the first sheaf’s of barley and the 144,000 wise virgins but it is these wise virgins who are offered as first fruits. This wave offering is different to that wave offering that we present before God  and wanting to hear for the umpteenth time ‘ Yes Julius. that robe of Christ’s righteousness that you have there is perfect even by My standards!’  This seems to be contrary to Scripture that the Lord expects us to return some of the bounties He has given us, otherwise why would He say ‘ He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord for you to be accepted.

The burnt offering adds another dimension to this Heavenly welcome, not that we will be burning a sacrifice in Heaven. Burnt sacrifices ceased on Good Friday but their significance did not. As previously stated that the feast of Passover pointed to Mount Calvary and once Jesus had finished His work there the Feast of the Passover ceased to be celebrated but the significance of the event did not. In fact it was magnified by moving it to the weekly cycle and therefore every Sabbath we rest with Jesus in His grave after He had accomplished our salvation. Instead of being a yearly commemoration it became a weekly one. If that be the case then the Day of Atonement has not yet occurred and therefore we should be commemorating it on the specified day until it occurs when it will  drop  down from a yearly celebration to a weekly one just as Passover did.

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Our answer to this problem is found in Firstfruits.  It is an integral part of the body of Christ as represented by the unleavened bread. Here the complete unit of salvation is presented to God. First and foremost it includes  the highest and purest offering available; the brunt offering. This has not yet even in these early stages of Heaven occurred. Jesus has not handed back to His Father His creation in a perfect state. The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place was not Mount Calvary because it HAD taken place and these events are Soon to take place. But Calvary’s tree laid the foundation for these events occurring now and that is being acknowledged here down to the last detail, even that bitter vinegar that Jesus was offered of the cross. The grain crushed into fine flour, the body of Christ and oil, the Holy Spirit are all present. The earthly component of salvation is complete, all that remains is the burnt offering, the heavenly component. ( Plus obviously the wicked burning for their sins in hell, but that is not in Jesus’ domain.)  So the most complete unit of salvation so far is that of the Firstfruits. That is how I see it at verse 14 and does not mean I will not change my mind with further study. Just like at this particular moment it appears to me that the blood of Good Friday was represented by the creature that looked like an ox and the feast of the Unleavened Bread is that lovely Body of my Saviour and therefore is represented by the creature that looks like a man does not set things in concrete. But there is still another dimension to first fruits in Revelation. [ done days 14. 15. 16!] The Day of Atonement is treated as complete because from an earthly point of view is is complete and what made it complete was Good Friday!  They are both on the seven day weekly cycle and both remembered in our Sabbath rest even though evil  has not yet been destroyed.

Verses 15-22   ; ‘ You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths.

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‘You shall count fifty days  to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the Lord. You shall bring in from your dwelling places two loaves of bread for a wave offering, made of two tenths of an ephah; they shall be of fine flour, baked with leaven as first fruits to the Lord. Along with the bread you shall present seven one year old male lambs without defect, and a bull of the herd and two rams; they are to be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offerings and their drink offerings, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the Lord. You shall also offer one male goat as a sin offering and two male lambs one year old for a sacrifice of peace offering.  The priest shall then wave them with the bread of the first fruits for a wave offering with two lambs before the Lord for the priest. On the same day you shall make a proclamation as well; you are to have a holy convocation. You shall do no laborious work. It is to be a perpetual statute in all your dwelling places throughout  your generations. When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field nor gather the gleaning of you harvest; you are to leave them for the needy and the alien. I am the Lord your God’.

Jesus Christ was the Passover Lamb that shed its blood on Friday the fourteenth, Jesus Christ was the unleavened bread presented on Sabbath the fifteenth and Jesus Christ was the first fruits presented to God on Sunday the sixteenth when He presented Himself to God in Heaven before He would allow anyone to touch Him. As already stated the First Fruits were the presentation of perfection. Jesus Christ then spent forty days on earth tending and preparing the harvest, He wasn’t always available to His disciples but they knew He was there and would appear if necessary. By now they had both trust and faith. But those seeds may have germinated but were given ten days  to fully develop. He left them alone for ten days of intense preparation and anticipation for the feast of fifty days; Pentecost or the gathering of the harvest.

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There are three aspects of the harvest; two, leavened, loaves of bread. Two could be the joining and accepting the joining of the Old and New Testaments. Calvary’s tree covers all souls given a life during the history of time. The souls involved are certainly sinful and their bodies are represented as leavened loaves of bread. They are God’s Church, they are the Bride of Heaven. They are the ones expected to bring in the harvest and their Divine helper is none other than the Holy Spirit Who manifests its presence in a number of ways including tongues of fire, Pentecost was the birthday of the Church of God, the Christian Church!

The old and new Testaments represent an equal period of time as both loaves are the same size, and an exact amount of flour in each. Their importance is established by what items are presented in this ceremony. What do we mean to God? What do we mean to Heaven? Well firstly, despite the leaven we are first fruits. It doesn’t get any better, there is no more a privileged position than first fruits. Again all our defects are covered by the burnt offering and the sin offering. There are two problems however; one is is Pentecost the start or the end of the harvest and the second is where are our intentional sins?

If it was the end of the harvest it would be difficult to define. The Israelites themselves were told not to reap the edges or harvest the gleanings. There was harvest left. When Jesus makes His second appearance on earth at His second coming He does take the harvest home, but He does leave some behind, the foolish virgins. Even after His third coming and the door of mercy closing these Foolish virgins remain harvest right up to the time they replace the seals that were given them by God at the second coming with the mark of the beast. It is only at this stage that the Holy Spirit that had been sent down on Pentecost returns back to Heaven. Is it then the start of the harvest? God’s Church has just received the Holy Spirit to begin its mission something that will continue to varying degrees over the next 4,000 odd years.?

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Under these circumstances the loaf of the Old Testament would be very small indeed and most of the harvest would come from the New Testament. There would still be people who could not let go of the sacrificial system and providing they lived according to the light shown them they would still be admitted under the old banner.

There is also a sin problem of this harvest as alluded to by the leaven. The burnt and sin offerings only cover all unintentional sin, they do not cover that nasty sin, the intentional sin. Even though Heaven and its saints would prefer to forget them they could still present the scaffolding that held these sins in hell but was not destroyed, the body of Christ! So if I was forced to make a decision the conclusion and its reasoning would be; If Jesus Christ when He presented Himself to God on Sunday the the sixteenth of the first month was First Fruit then this defines ‘first fruits’ as perfection as defined by God’s standards.He came to earth for forty days to prepare the groundwork for the birthday of His church. He allowed ten days for the leaders of soul searching and preparation and sent the Holy Spirit to earth on the seventh Sabbath,. fifty days after the cross. The three thousand converts of this day became the first fruits of the harvest to come. This first fruit did indeed  contain a large portion of harvest which came in under the banner of the sacrificial system. Jesus will come back to collect the rest of the harvest at His second coming. The gleanings that are left behind are then  checked individually, each plant. Each is found to be weed. They are cut down in the battle of the harvest by Jesus using a sharp sickle.

The question of sin, particularly intentional sin. These first three thousand converts are first fruits and therefore as close to perfection as you can get, even if that means bringing forward the merits of the Day of Atonement which has not occurred.

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If such attention is given to unintentional sin then surely even more intention is given to intentional sin. It is not so much a case of God having blessed amnesia but our willful neglect. The Feast of the Unleavened Bread has been moved from a yearly celebration onto a weekly basis. It is eight days. The first day commemorates Jesus just being placed in His tomb after shedding His precious blood but it also carries forward for another seven days passing through the next Passover Friday. The combination of Passover Friday with unleavened bread Saturday is one of perpetuity well established by the time of the seventh Sabbath of Pentecost. It is implied and does not have to be applied. All sins have been forgiven these initial first fruits of the Christian Church. They go out on their Mission sinless in the eyes of Heaven! Actually the perpetuity of the dual role of Passover/Friday and Unleavened Bread/ Saturday should become the trinity of Passover/Friday, Unleavened Bread/Saturday and include First Fruits/Sunday. Once our First Fruits were presented and accepted the harvest is automatic. Heaven has done all it can, the success or failure of the harvest is now in our hands!

Verses 23-25; ‘ Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying ” Speak to the sons of Israel, saying’ In the seventh seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord’ ” ‘.

I would have expected the trumpet to sound just before Jesus comes to gather His what will finally turn out to be the final harvest. It may not be a trumpet but the abomination that causes desolation certainly does fulfill that role. No this trumpet is far more important, it is the announcement that time is about to finish. It could even be that it is satan’s response to this trumpet that he panics and sends in his troops to destroy Jerusalem. ‘ And the people of the ruler came and destroyed the city’. Clearly rebuilding this temple as an appeasement to God to stop those horrible bowls is not going to work and at least Jesus is not going to be able to use this temple for His last Day of Atonement even if it has been rebuilt in the right place on totally new foundations. It will be desolate during its whole existence. It is not the building or the foundation that make it in the ‘right’ spot, it is the blood of Jesus that was poured out on Good Friday that make it in the ‘right’ spot and it is above this blood that Jesus is about to hang; on the wing of the temple.

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As meaningful as that trumpet would have been before the collection of the harvest its significance is far greater than that; It is the announcement for the Day of Atonement! It maybe the seventh month by the Israelites calendar but they have been on the road for only six months, of half of our calendar year . There is still six months for them to arrive at where they started. Thus it is in the Christian calendar. Six months ( half of time from creation to Passover)  and six months from Passover to the Day of Atonement. ( half of time from Good Friday ( Passover) to Good Friday ( Atonement). The Israelite since leaving Egypt has traveled through some difficult times and terrains but God was always with them and they were nourished by their feasts and assemblies and at long last they have arrived at the promised land. Now before entry they need a final cleanup, a spruce up. They already had  many of their sins washed away by the blood of the sacrificial lamb, but not all their sins. They could not help but come in contact with sin on their way over which has also defiled them and from which they need cleansing. But this blood of the lamb seemed very selective just as Jesus was in His mission on Mount Calvary; He was only interested in the firstborn male of every family, beginning with Pharaoh’s son down the families of slaves and even included the beasts. Jesus did not come down to end evil; to kill all evil people. Much time has already been spent on this topic. Jesus’ other role was to free His people from Egyptian slavery so they could leave and go and find themselves their own homes. His people did not have to be sinless, squeaky clean, just clean enough to begin their journey onto the promised land. They do have to be squeaky clean to enter the promised land and thus the Day of Atonement.

There are many parallels between the journey of God’s people of old and new. But there are also many major differences. As I have never seen an interpretation of the Day of Atonement as Good Friday version two and at such a late time in the history of humanity it would not be out of place to revise the born again Christian’s journey from Good Friday ( Passover) to Good Friday ( Atonement) the point that Leviticus verse 26 brings us to.

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At Egyptian Passover there was a distinction between male and female but there is no such distinction in Heaven ( why?) and there was no such distinction on Good Friday ( Passover) . Male and female are generic and used interchangeably from now on unless Scripture makes that distinction. For me, this blog has been a long journey and for it to continue will require further revelation and even correction of errors if that is what is required to see at least a part of the heavens. The journey through the Jewish Feasts has allowed us to assign three of the creatures, natures of Christ to our January, 14, 15 and 16 th. The fourteenth was Passover, the blood of Christ was assigned to the creature that looks like an ox, the fifteenth was Unleavened Bread, Sabbath commemoration of the body of Christ in His grave after He had accomplished our salvation was therefore the creature that looked like a man and the sixteenth this body and blood now rejoined but after a distinct period of separation, on Resurrection Sunday morning being presented to God as a unit to see whether God had accepted as perfect what Jesus had set out to do. This was first fruits and it had accomplished its purpose. Once we have first fruits we can go on and collect the harvest; Christ the conqueror or the creature that looks like a lion. It is not going to be very difficult to assign which creature was the Day of Atonement and the correction of yet another error.

Looking forward to this day as Jesus already had left His atoning blood on earth way back at Good Friday and the wicked were going to suffer and undergo their own deaths in hell I reasoned that Jesus would not have to die on this day, This was wrong. The sins in play on this one and only Day of Atonement, the burnt offering that is now going to be offered for the very fist time are unintentional sins within the envelope; that you did not jump 6,000 miles high. The fact that we could not, it was an impossibility to do so does not really come into play. Sin is sin and is a breaking away from God regardless of the reason; As God told Adam way back in the Garden of Eden; ‘ if you eat you will SURELY die!’ If the bridge back to God is to be rebuilt and He does not want us to suffer for something we could not do then He is going to have to do it Himself!  Jesus does surely die! There is a separation of His body and blood for a distinct period of time. It is death. We are told that the blood is used for the atonement of the sins in question and the separation, dissection and presentation of His body is a subject of our present studies, but separated they are.

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But it is the rejoining and presentation of the whole body and what it was supposed to carry out which is the fascination of eternity. Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits!  But it does not matter at which feast we are at or in between them there is only one object of focus; Passover, all feasts lead to or away from Passover, so it is critical for the umpteenth time to return to this event, both the actual event and those ceremonies pointing to it and clarify by comparing both similarities and dissimilarities of Egypt and Mount Calvary.

Had the disciples of Jesus focused on and understood the 1,260 day tutorial that Jesus had presented before Good Friday there certainly would have been a different group of individuals at the base of that cross. The difference is that the saints in Heaven not only understand what is going on they hang on every word Jesus speaks during His 1,260 day heavenly tutorial and this is going to be the subject of the new blog. We right now maybe looking forward to the Day of Atonement, we have just heard the trumpet sound. We still have ten days of preparation, of soul searching before this ceremony begins. We cannot understand it if we don’t understand Egypt and Mount Calvary, they are the basis of what we are about to see and it is to this foundation to which we now return.

Jesus’ mission in Egypt seems so limited. He has come to kill all firstborn males. Just because one of those males happened to be Pharaoh’s first ( lost about 350 words technician thought it was internet download manager that was preventing access to the net)

Net crash not sure what was saved, roughly remember: Returning to basics of Passover and trying to relate what actually passed over onto the Day of Atonement.  If I was even a mildly theologically minded Jew and had to travel for three days to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover and then three days home, all I would have to know what were God’s instructions and then try to carry them out. What this feast pointed and when it was going to be fulfilled I would leave to those Rabbis and theologians. So where and what would they be looking out for?

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Firstly they would have to think about this lamb, what/who did it represent? Then why its blood separated and applied to the door frame? Why not the window or wall ?  Then why did this blood prevent the death of the first born male only and not any of the other  people? Who was this angel of death and why such a specific focus? History would tell me the angel of death by killing the firstborn of both man and beast destroyed the morale of the country and they were desperate for the Jews to be allowed to leave, But it was because Pharaoh lost his first born son that caused him to change his mind and allowed the Jews to leave.  This line of approach will not yield much as the problem was the rabbis. They got it wrong and continue to get it wrong up to today, they have broken away from the vine but Paul tells us that this will not always be the situation, they will be grafted back. They certainly are at the second coming and it is Christians who are allocated to Jewish tribes. They again are the vine. Somewhere along the line they like Paul will set out of the road to Damascus and will be struck down and see the light.

It could be when Jerusalem is destroyed as announced by the abomination that causes desolation. Here they realise that Christian Scripture was correct in its interpretation of end day events and now there are only forty five days left before this Saviour they have been awaiting for so long will actually appear, but in the form they were expecting. So instead of trying to look through other people’s eyes I will just look through the ones I have been given and prayfully hope that I will not be as shocked when I look at that forlorn, suffering figure on that cross and say ‘ How badly I misunderstood the Passover Lamb, I had no idea that this is what it was pointing to!’  I still keep thinking that all that God has to twitch His nose or something as benign just to forget about all this sin! To get a better idea I will compare Good Friday with the Egyptian Passover and extrapolate onto the Day of Atonement.

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Jesus was that  Passover Lamb of Good Friday and it was me who killed Him and it was me who took some of that precious blood and applied it to the door frame of my heart. When the angel of death passes over all the earth it will not kill me. I may fall asleep for a while but it is not death. How do I know that I am firstborn, that is all this angel seems to be concerned with? Egyptian Passover distinguished between male and female, Calvary’s tree only is concerned with souls. On page 255 we have already presented three natures as represented by the creatures of Revelation and the third being the lion, or feast of First Fruits. On Resurrection Sunday morning Jesus went to Heaven , He couldn’t allow Mary to touch Him before- no problem after that, and presented His life, His death and His resurrection to God as firstfruits and anyone else who wanted to take advantage of these miraculous achievements. God accepted them as perfect and all who in Christ take advantage of them as well. Once we have first fruits we must have a harvest unless some catastrophe wipes it out. This did not happen the first time and the birthday of the harvest was Pentecost, fifty days after Calvary. This harvest, some three thousand Christians were themselves first fruits and the Holy Spirit was sent to gather the rest of the harvest which Jesus will come and collect at His second coming. The point is we are that harvest, we are not just firstborn but first fruits as well and by having the law of God written on our hearts with this blood of our Lamb will ensure that the angel of death passes over us. It is not how we keep that law, which in fact we can’t keep but what Jesus has already done for us. Faith and trust is the cement that binds all together!

We have only covered a small amount of Calvary; the angel of death passes over the firstborn souls. We are first fruits even though we are leavened bread but only because we have accepted Jesus and His achievements and He was the First Fruit.

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There is a time coming when we of ourselves will be first fruits. Once all our sins have been atoned for, we live in a sinless environment and the beast within is dead  and there is no longer any chance of sinning we too can be offered as first fruits of the eternities to come to God. This has not yet occurred and therefore we are only first fruits if we are in Jesus, and it is only because of this relationship that qualifies us to go onto the second stage and it is only this relationship that gets us to Heaven and therefore progress onto that second first fruit stage  where Jesus is going to hand back His creation in a stage of perfection to His Father and Heaven proper will begin and this time last for the eternities. Leaving the Feast of Harvest behind we have not forgotten that the creatures are not in the order of Revelation nor the problem of the seven lambs and the seven churches as part of the harvest.

The major differences that occur between the Passover of Egypt and the Passover of Calvary and they are not just where they occurred. The order of events in Egypt are; Pharaoh’s first born son is killed by the angel of death, Pharaoh relents and releases God’s people, Pharaoh changes his mind, chases the Israelites into Red Sea and is killed, last of all. On Mount Calvary Pharaoh dies in the flames of hell first. The beast has its feet crushed, the fourth head on the beast stand for the Pharaoh and they die first. Pharaoh is pulled out of the flames and resuscitated and goes on to live for almost another 3,800 years causing God’s people a lot of apparent harm. But he, also the beast gets killed in the battle of the harvest along with his false prophet. At this late stage only his first born son , satan is left behind and he inherits his fathers earth. Jesus must now kill Pharaoh’s first born son before He can reclaim the inheritance of the earth. This is the battle of the grapes, the battle of the dead, the battle where Jesus crushes Satan’s head. I have had many revelations  in the last 27 months of blogging and one of those was the split within the Book itself, within time; the unrighteous living are the battle of the living, the harvest or beast and the unrighteous dead the battle of the grapes or the crushing of satan’s head by the Seed of Eve.

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Verses 26-32 ; ‘ The Lord spoke to Moses, saying,” On exactly the tenth day of the seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall humble your souls and present an offering by fire to the Lord. You shall not do any work on this same day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement on your behalf before the Lord you God. If there is any person who will not humble himself on this same day, he shall be cut off from his people. As for any person who does any work on this same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no work at all. It is to be a perpetual statute throughout the generations in all your dwelling places. It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth  of the month in the evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath. ” ‘

Well the shocks and surprises continue, some in the order of breathtaking! We are very fortunate to have a steady railway line to follow, we cannot be derailed if we follow ‘ IT IS WRITTEN’ . When do these events occur? On EXACTLY a certain day. When did the festive occasions occur as far as Passover was concerned and then transferred to our seven day weekly cycle? Friday,( 14TH), Passover, Mount Calvary, death and blood of Christ ( creature that looks like an ox); Saturday ( 15 TH) feast of unleavened bread when Jesus’s body lay dormant in His grave, no work allowed. Sunday, (16TH) the presentation of the feast of first fruits ( the creature that looks like a lion)

On what day does the day of atonement occur? Ans; on this exact day. Q; and what day is that? Ans; Saturday the tenth. No friday and Sunday and Monday still to come. So if both Passover and Day of Atonement are Jesus hanging on the cross then why are they on separate days? So before beginning my mea culpas and admitting it was wrong to associate the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Passover of  Calvary to Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Day of Atonement just a few reflections through which I have been through many times and therefore in [..]

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[ Before with the net crash of p190 odd I decided it would be easier and certainly more face saving just to type into MS_WORD and when I had finished the work I could just transfer it to the web and WordPress. This would give the obvious advantage that Ms-Word is not connected to the net and the internet manager would not be able to lock the screen on me and lose all my work. I could also go back and correct my mistakes, saving a lot of face. This last crash was the real clincher. Whilst typing those 300 or 400 words I had a beautiful warm feeling and genuinely believed that the Holy Spirit was present. But then the screen locked and it was all gone! To type that number of words there has to be some sort of theme developed, some kind of angle.As hard as I tried to remember the gist of what I had typed I could not. To say it was about Passover is no real clue as the last three blogs have been on this topic and it is not even in sight yet let alone in focus!  I decided to finish the work in Ms-Word however long it took, correct the mistakes, make up some sort of index and transfer the lot to this blog! No more loses due to crashes!  But why I have changed my mind again;  This blog is not about face saving. I don’t know how long it will take me to finish this work, judging on past progress it could be ten, twenty or even thirty years if ever! When the comments were open people told me they read this blog daily so it would not be of any value to wait for thirty years. And my previous life experiences have taught me life is more fleeting than that! In the p190 typing I did not have a modem and therefore had no choice but to type into Word and transfer when the net became available. But even in this time I thought I was typing quite conscientiously I still typed only about a half of what I would have typed to an active daily blog. This has been a fascinating journey for me and like any journey only continues with an active daily input. Falls there will be and to avoid these you can rejoin this blog in thirty years time when hopefully the mistakes have all been corrected! But returning to the Sabbath Day of Atonement and wondering what happened to the Friday?]

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There may be many similarities between God’s people in their journeys from the cross of Passover to their Day of Atonement but there are also many dissimilarities. The people of the Egyptian Passover, the Jews actually become the vine by the second coming of our Lord and we, Christians are grafted back onto this vine as one of their twelve tribes of Heaven. There is no doubt they had a 14, 15 and 16th experience, eight days of unleavened bread, fifty days of harvest/ Pentecost, trumpets ten days before the Day of Atonement and now the day itself, but these were only the earthly step and from which we are allowed to look up to the heavens from. And this is from the Christian Passover of Calvary which without doubt was a Friday. When I looked forward from Passover friday I could see the Day of Atonement in the distance but that does not mean I could see all the details. These started falling into focus the closer I got to the day which is now in front of me , but even here all of the details of this day are not here.

We both begin our journeys on Good Friday. Anyone can join us; Egyptians, Muslims, whoever but we must first apply the blood of the Lamb to our door frames. No doubt Egyptians will join us who were not covered by the blood of the Lamb and as they were not firstborn and therefore not first fruits of our faith. Because they were not firstborn the angel of death passed over them, but we as Christians and therefore firstborn and first Fruits are alive because the angel of death passe over us when he/it saw we had the blood of the Lamb on the  door frames of our hearts. Taking advantage of Pharaoh’s begrudging generosity we both leave Egypt and travel towards the Red Sea. There is a sense of urgency in this dash as Pharaoh is likely to change his mind and return us back into slavery of sin. But once we cross the Red Sea his efforts will be futile  and the only one he can hurt is himself. Our journey towards those baptismal waters of the Red sea are of critical importance. Once we come out of the waters they only have six months of travel until they arrive at the promised land and require the cleansing of the Day of Atonement before entry.

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When we come out of the baptismal font we only have a very short journey until we are put to sleep. We are woken by the sound of our Lord’s voice; ” Lazarus, come out!” . Then ” take off those earthly bandages!” .We then return with our Saviour back to Heaven. Stage one of our journey is complete and stage two begins but it is different to that of our earthly brothers. ( no gender)  They traveled for six months before they arrived at the promised land and required a final cleansing before entry. They still had the option of getting out and returning back to Egypt. This is not an option to the saints of Heaven and therefore is counted as a single stage, even though our journey lasts for almost 1,800 years before the Day of Atonement, before the New Jerusalem the real promised land of eternity descends out of the sky. Finally back to that missing Friday.

I have seen the Day of Atonement, particularly the burnt offering as an event of extreme purity, a Divine level, the level of the creature that looked like an eagle; Christ as God. It may all well be as is described in the Day of Atonement of Leviticus chapter sixteen where we saw a systematic removal of sin before the burnt offering was offered, but how does that translate into Heavenly affairs when Jesus has just finished giving us His lengthy tutorial?  The saints are there after their cleansing from Passover ( Calvary) but that by no means cleansed them from all sin. It did from all the sins they could do something about but not the ones they could do nothing about. God has defined  sin as such and only He can fulfill that definition. We are not capable of jumping 6,000 miles high! We also still have the beast inside us. It is covered by Christ’s  robe of righteousness but it is still there. It must be killed and it is not killed in the battle of the beast because that is a battle on earth. We are with the rider of the white horse when He kills that beast, He does not turn on us His army.

The other evil in the background are all those wicked with their intentional and unintentional sins, not to mention Pharaoh’s first born son; satan.

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Our problems are actually solved by having a sabbath day of atonement and invoking what this sabbath stood for way back at Passover ( Calvary)  It was the feast of the Unleavened Bread and it was an eight day feast! By being an eight day festival it invoked two Passover Fridays. the one that just occurred hours before and the next one of the weekly cycle. Friday certainly plays a major role in Sabbath’s Day of Atonement. It explains why we see that limp body of Jesus that we do see, but it goes much further; God requiring someone to jump that 6.000 miles high. It  requires just the body of Jesus and not His miraculous blood that has just caused the angel of death to pass over the first fruits, although it will be involved in another way. Sabbath’s Passover was the start of the feast of the unleavened bread and that unleavened bread was the body of Christ. But that body could only be dissected, washed and presented in the total absence of all other sins

This problem could quite easily be sorted out by having the battle of the grapes on the friday before the atonement day. So when we got to the Sabbath Atonement the wicked were all dead, the fires of hell had been extinguished. All that remained of the wicked as of the saints was Jesus fulfilling that role of meeting God’s standards not just to remove sin but to remove it to the level that only perfection remained. The 6,000 mile requirement.

The other problem of the Day of Atonement was the sin offering. Its blood not only atoned for unintentional sin as covered by the sin offering it was required for the atonement of all those Heavenly objects. In fact the Day of Atonement could not start until the High Priest took that blood into the most Holy Place. Jesus our High Priest took His blood into the Most Holy Place  on Good Friday, Passover way back on Mount Calvary. He was the start of Sabbath atonement and that start was a friday!

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So friday is not included in the sabbath atonement but it is the foundation of it. It cleared the air of sin and all eyes are now on the perfection of the burnt offering!  So what is Jesus going to offer as first fruits on Sunday morning? On Resurrection Sunday He presented the first fruits of the harvest and they were only accepted as perfect by God because the life, death and  resurrection of Jesus were perfect and even though the harvest was represented by leaven bread we too are accepted as perfect if we are one with Jesus. The presentation that He makes this time can be different. It is still the same body that His disciples saw after His resurrection. It is the body of perfection and has to be so as it was the scaffolding for our sins in hell and they were burnt into annihilation but His body remained and is now the center piece of the burnt offering. We have already put forward a model of what this body is going to be dissected into and presented but this topic remains the centerpiece of our study, as is the blood that was separated, thrown against the sides of the altar and rejoined with His body. As already stated that we can’t focus on something we cannot even see! Clearly a revisit to Hebrews chapter thirteen, the Day of Atonement is in order. The heavy emphasis of not doing work on the Sabbath cannot be over stressed. Today the weekly Sabbath is the fusion of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread onto our weekly cycle, but it in its final heavenly form it will be this plus the Day of Atonement as well! A high and holy Sabbath indeed!. To destroy someone who works on a Sabbath must be a very serious sin indeed!

Verses 33-44  : ‘ Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ” Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘ On the fifteenth day  of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the Lord. On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work of any kind. For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the Lord. It is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.

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‘ These are the times appointed of the Lord which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to present offerings by fire to the Lord-burnt offering and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each day’s matter on its own- besides those of the sabbaths of the Lord, and besides your gifts and besides all your votive and freewill offerings, which you give to the Lord.  On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast for the Lord for seven days, with a rest of the first day and a rest on the eighth day. Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. You shall thus celebrate it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. You shall live in booths for seven days; all native born in Israel shall live in booths, so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God. ‘ ”  So Moses declared to the sons of Israel the appointed times of the Lord. ‘

I found it breathtaking to read Jesus ‘doing work’ on the Sabbath. There was no mistake about it, it wasn’t just any old sabbath but EXACTLY Sabbath on the tenth day of the seventh month. Previously Jesus rested on the Sabbath Day. He certainly did so after His initial seven day creation as He rested on the Sabbath in His grave after accomplishing our salvation but now instead of suffering through the Day of Atonement on Friday and resting on the Sabbath He chooses to undergo this suffering, certainly looks like very hard work on the Sabbath whilst warning anyone else who tries to work on this day there will be very serious consequences! I think the answers lie in another EXACTLY and that exactly is the fifteenth day of the same month. It is a carryover or joining those great two acts of God; Passover with the Day of Atonement. Calvary’s tree was not the end of evil, the Day of Atonement is. The first fruits presented to God on Resurrection Sunday was the harvest and it was only accepted by God as perfect because it

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fell under the umbrella of Christ’s perfection and deeds, but those deeds have gone much further now in the last 3,800 odd years and now the beginning of Jesus has an end and that harvest is presented in a different light; it is no longer represented by leavened bread it of itself is now perfect, is presented as such and awaits the descent of the New Jerusalem.It has taken a long time to get here and the harvest,the people of God have spent their days and nights in many different abodes and booths on their way but they are here now and that is all that counts. There was a time when the abode of their God was stable, in the temple of Jerusalem and that is now about to materialize but for the most part it was an existence from one booth to the next. The tree waving is an indication we are standing on a new earth with a giant plateau, 2,200 kilometers high and awaiting the arrival of the New Jerusalem. Daniel has 1,260 days on each side of Good Friday and presumably 1,260 days of Good Saturday. We have already been told of the 1,260 day tutorial before Good Saturday but only twelve days what happens post Good Saturday. Let us look at the twelve we have been given,

It is all about the burnt offering, atonement, Sabbath and the body of Christ, His blood is there which He brought up from earth at His ascension and will also be involved but momentarily we just deal with His dissected body; no blood , no sin, unleavened bread. This distinction is critical as it must be shown that His body with which we will see and deal with for the eternities to come is of itself perfect and did not need the blood to make it so and lets face it that blood is powerful enough to cleanse the likes of me and thee, it can cleanse anything. His body was perfect not because it went to hell but was perfect before it went to hell and acted as a scaffolding for our sins. On this is based the concept of Divine love. He did what He did not because He had to do it but He did it because His love for you made Him do it.

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Here we now come to the forced imposition of dates; exactly. It happened before exactly the tenth’s Saturday when Good Friday was imposed before it with the blood being the focal point of the picture and now we have the feast of the Unleavened Bread, 15 th to 22 nd of the first month being imposed on the 15 th to 22 nd  of the seventh month. Thus we have seventh month; 10th day, sabbath, Day of Atonement, 11th day, Sunday mute, 12th day, Monday, mute, 13th day, Tuesday, mute, 14th day, Wednesday, mute, 15th day Thursday  the celebration of the gathering of the crops, the booths and cutting down beautiful trees, lasts till 22nd. The time slot of the first month of 15-22 is imposed onto and exactly the 15-22 time slot of the seventh month. Four mute days or are they really mute?

On one side of the Day of Atonement, the ninth we have saints, the harvest  only being there as first fruits because they were in Christ, His perfection covered them. On the other side of this Sabbath Atonement, the fifteenth we have the same lot but not represented by leavened bread but as they are, first fruit and perfect. So what has happened to them over that four days? Ans; The beast within has been killed. Their unintentional sins were all cleansed on the Sabbath but the beast within died during these four days, it shows how hard it really is to kill that beast. Evil is the first cab on the rank and evil is spontaneous. During that Sabbath that must have been so horrible to them they saw a number of things that killed that beast; On the Friday they saw inside hell as satan and his cohorts were burnt into non existence and they knew the only reason they were where they were watching from and not in those flames was because Jesus has already taken their place in hell for them. This body of Jesus that they will now see for the eternities to come does not show any of their intentional sins but it does show the frame that bore them in hell and He allowed Himself to be placed there even though  that frame has always been perfect.

On the Sabbath Atonement they saw how wrong they had been about sin itself. To them it was a word that could be predicated with some adjective like intentional or outside the envelope, but this was not how God viewed sin and the horror, terror and pain each of these ‘unintentional’ sins caused God just took their feet out from under them and also their breaths.

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Each sin was the tearing away of the bridge between us and God and each sin that bridge had to be repaired back to the perfection standard of God! That was bad enough as it was! Then when you consider the number of bridges Jesus had to repair on this day the enormity  of the situation took a few days to soak in. It must be remembered that we still contain a human element and therefore the inertia in this situation. More importantly why did Jesus want to do this in the first place? As the holiness of God begins to enshroud us so it drives the propensity to sin before it. Sin becomes as abhorrent to us as it is to God. The beast within is dead!

Even though  there may be billions of trillions of sins being atoned for on this day there is a particular batch that is of interest to us, our sins. For these the clock seems to slow down to slow motion giving us time to note on our robe’s of righteousness what each of these stitches signified and the beauty is breath taking! We had not imagined that this robe was so big and all perfect! Then when the Lord has worked His way through the whole robe, His body goes limp. ‘If you eat of this fruit you will surely die’ has now been fulfilled for JK. I am now perfect and the New Jerusalem can now descend and I am able to access the Most Holy Place in the direct presence of my Jesus!

I am fairly sure it did not happen as the Holy Word would have recorded it; that on Sunday morning the eleventh that Jesus presented  this quivering, slobbering blob of humanity to God as first fruits but there is no need for this as all of the crop are going to be presented on the fifteenth as such. There are no other fruits at this late stage. All of the crop will be gathered. At a first run through a topic I do not claim to have all the answers nor that any scenarios I put forward are right. One particular problem is all these beautiful branches we are supposed to gather and maybe even make booths for ourselves out of them during the week.

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They cannot be on planet old earth for at least two reasons; Planet old earth became desolate seven days before when Jesus crushed satan’s head and they were all thrown into hell in the battle of the grapes of Friday. On the next day, Sabbath’s Day of Atonement the last redeeming feature of this planet was removed; the blood of Jesus that had been poured out on Mount Calvary way back on Good Friday was gathered and taken back to Heaven, but only into the Holy Place and not the Most Holy Place by our High Priest, Jesus Christ. The planet is now open to destruction. They cannot be in the space between Heaven and earth, the heavens as this space seems to be a buffer around Heaven; satan was forbidden to cross it after Good Friday, Jesus hung in it above the temple remains on Sabbath’s Atonement and Jesus left Heaven in our full view into this area from which He gave us that 1,260 tutorial. So there are only two options left; the old Heaven where we have just spent nearly 1,800 years or the new earth that has materialized, the Holy Place and Jesus is standing with His blood that He has retrieved from planet earth. The heavenly option just does not stack up. We were stunned and continue to be stunned by the beauty of our Heavenly homes. In our wildest dreams we could not imagine such beauty so surely our reaction when told we are going to be moved into our new home of eternity would not be one of joy. We would be very sad and the only redeeming thing it that we can see our Jesus down there and we are going to join Him regardless of where that leads! And that is on the New Earth anticipating the arrival of the New Jerusalem.

So finally the Day of Atonement is a one off event occurring on the tenth day of the seventh month. It is a Sabbath Day event. It is buffered on the approach side by Good Friday and on the departure side by twelve days; four of which have not been defined but the eight that are are the eight days of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread. They are about the body and blood ( chapter 13 of Hebrews tells us more about this) of Jesus Christ. Thus this tenth day of the seventh month lays the central theme of our worship for the eternities to come, the worship of Jesus Christ. There maybe six days of preparation for a particular aspect of our study but it will only be preparation for the full on worship of our Lord and Master. There are many other events occurring outside of that 9- 22nd days of the seventh month but they only throw further light on the main event; the burnt offering as Jesus Christ is presented to God in all His beauty!

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CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR OF LEVITICUS

Verses 1-4   ; ‘ Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ” Command the son’s of Israel that they bring to you clear oil from the beaten olives for the light, to make a lamp burn continually. Outside of the veil of testimony in the tent of meeting, Aaron shall keep it in order from evening till morning before the Lord continually; it shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations. He shall keep the lamps  in order on the pure gold lampstand before the Lord continually.
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Firstly clarifying some points from the above analysis. ( Tech talk for correct the mistakes in.) I should not have used the words harvest and crops interchangeably, they are different. A harvest implies a crop plus something else, usually a weed. A crop is just pure crop. So when Jesus presented Himself to the Father on Resurrection Sunday He was the first fruit of the harvest. The birthday of the Church that occurred fifty days later on Pentecost was the birthday of the Harvest . The role of the Holy Spirit sent down on that day was to collect the harvest;  that harvest contained wheat and tares, an amazing amount of tares. That final separation did not occur until the battle of the harvest and even at this last stage when the foolish virgins had accepted the mark of the beast, it was still a harvest. When Jesus swung His sharp sickle from the cloud He could have either killed one of the wicked living which this battle was about or He could have killed one of the wicked dead even though they were on opposite sides of the Euphrates River.

After the Day of Atonement the first fruits to be presented were only crop. It was only crop that was to be gathered. There were no badies left. Theirs was a battle of the crop, the battle of the grapes, they were all that was left. Satan and the wicked dead. Now to our night only lights churches.

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The Bible is a history  of our brief time for planet earth. Whether that be 7,777 years or whatever it is a blink in time from eternities past to eternities future and the fulcrum of that time is Jesus Christ. No one is forced to join Him for the eternities future and most choose not to. It is where this blog is at now waiting to begin these future eternities which will begin with the arrival of the New Jerusalem. This city has constant light emanating from none other than God Himself. There is no night. The earthly stop gap measure, the go between is the temple of the Old Testament initially until Jesus’ first coming. If this is the case then it must also have constant light; about half comes from sunlight, actually that should be Sonlight, and the other half comes from burning crushed olives. Its care is in the care of none other than the High Priest and it is made from the most precious of metals; solid gold. It has seven branches; three on the left hand side of the main branch and three on its right hand side which in this blog we have made some attempt to fit into the seven churches of Revelation, the stumbling block being the last one and perhaps two churches to slot them into this time slot. They are about light, constant light and to extrapolate these to the light in the New Jerusalem, the presence of God is indeed a tall ask. We have just come from the Day of Atonement where there was also a crushing of a body and burning to produce light. It should be our prayer that as we progress through this blog that the Holy Spirit does throw light on this subject of eternity. Crushing means pain as does burning, but burning cleanses and gives off light and Jesus is the light of this world!  Heat destroys pathogens and disease and the greatest disease is that of sin and evil and is also the hardest to destroy. Temperatures of hell’s fury must be reached to destroy this disease. It just seems so obvious that you can’t have darkness in Heaven. ( that dyslexia again!)

So how is this olive oil in this golden lamp holder  different to the olive oil which we are supposed to carry in spare jars and in our lamps at the second coming of our Lord? Do they only have to be turned on at night time?

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The similarities are stark indeed , the major one being that the oil in these lamps in the old temple was real and ours today is symbolic. We are both in the temple. When that curtain ripped from top to bottom on Good Friday we are supposed  to have moved into the Holy Place to serve as priests. We are priests today in this Holy Place and we are the light to this world. The oil comes from the same source as then; the crushed body of Christ as He refined the garbage we gave Him through Calvary’s fires. Having come from a higher calling this oil has more demands placed on it. The light it gives off is not to be extinguished, it is to be a perpetual light. Our lamp is tended to by one sent down by the High Priest; Jesus has sent His Holy Spirit. In Heaven when Jesus applies His blood to our foreheads we will become a constant source of light and we will see His face! We will have a continual glow around us reflecting the beauty of His face.

Verses 5-9  ; ‘ Then you shall take fine flour and bake twelve cakes with it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each cake. You shall set them in two rows, six to a row, on the pure gold table before the Lord. You shall put pure frankincense on each row that  it may be a memorial portion for the bread, even an offering by fire to the Lord.  Every sabbath day shall be set it in order before the Lord continually; it is as an everlasting covenant for the sons of Israel. It shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a holy place; for it is most holy to him from the Lord’s offerings by fire, his portion forever.”

Here we are given an extra dimension to our heavenly existence, a pointer to. We are organised in twelve tribes, each tribe is large but all are of equal size. Benjamin is the same size as Judah. The throne of God is on a gold base and from under is the river of life. There are six tribes living on the left hand side of the river and six tribes on the right hand side. Here it is Moses who spreads a special spice along the two rows of tribes. We have already presented a model of this in the New Jerusalem; the sixteen weekly sabbaths. The point being that each tribe in turn leads to service through the pearly gate that has their name on it. It is all about the realisation and presentation of the beauty of Jesus Christ  and what He has done for us. It is nice to be appreciated and the Lord does consume the gratitude that we show Him. There is a week of preparation but the climax does not occur until Sabbath. It is full on and all else ceases to exist in this time but Jesus Christ!

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Verses 10-16  ; ‘ Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel;  and the Israel woman’s son and a man of Israel struggled with each other in the camp.  The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. ( Now his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.) . They put him in custody so that so that a command of the Lord might be made clear to them. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ” Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp , and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then let all the congregation stone him. You shall speak to the sons of Israel , saying, ‘ If anyone curses his God, then he will bear his sin. Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death; all the congregation will certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name , shall be put to death.’ ” ‘.

I know too little of the history of the Israelites  to know whether this is the first recorded blasphemy. It appears to be the first one since their major cleansing of the Day of Atonement and a most serious dropping away from the Lord’s path, the start of the downhill journey. It this is the case then it could be an explanation at least in part why the tribe of Dan is not in Heaven. We are the end of that journey where blasphemy is but a part of common language. And you still think the Lord is a long time in coming?

Verses 17-23; ‘ If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death. The man who takes the life of an animal shall make it good, life for life. If a man injures his neighbor, just as he has done, so it shall be done to him: fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him. Thus the one who kills an animal shall make it good, but he one who  kills a man shall be put to death. There shall be one standard for you;  it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the Lord your God. ‘ “. Then Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they brought the one who had cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the sons of Israel did, just as the lord had commanded Moses.’

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If you and me were on the jury of Adam and Eve’s trial being charged with ‘ You did eat the forbidden fruit of  in the Garden of Eden’ we would have returned a verdict of ‘Guilty’ for both. But God only found Adam guilty and Eve not guilty ( of intentional sin and the guilt part of this sin would have passed onto satan as intentional for him and Jesus would have suffered for any unintentional part Himself, providing of course had Eve repented) . So the ultimate Judge, God Himself judges with meticulous care and precision. Satan is certainly going to finish up with an incredible number of ‘intentional’ sins on his shoulders. Despite being ordered to kill any person who blasphemed Moses still sent this incident up to the heavenly referee for adjudication. Maybe he was hoping that there was a satanic contribution making it like Eve’s, an unintentional sin. The reply was, ‘Guilty, death!’  So the question becomes ; what is sin to God and what is sin to us? Particularly the role of satan, where are his responsibilities?

But actually the most important issue that has to be addressed is the issue that many, including red letter Christians is that of the annulment of the Old Testament. They say, ‘ Tooth for tooth and eye for an eye have now been replaced by ” Vengeance is mine, says the Lord” is simply gone! Why do you hang onto the Old Testament with its holy sabbaths and other festivals? it has all been replaced by ‘ a new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another as I have loved you” Its all gone! You could not have blogged for 27 months and not addressed this issue already but it has come up before me right now and therefore revision is justified.

The NASBSB p167, v 20 has an interesting comment and to their credit they do not say that the Bible copied these laws of retaliation from the Code of Hammurapi  as many commentators do. As if God would need to borrow from another moral code! His code, this code of the Bible is written to raise His people above the existing mud and muck, God has to distinguish His people from them. This does not mean everything they did was evil

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So was it really a life for a life? There are no nuances in ‘He shall be put to death’. There was a provision in the extreme case of accidental death where God provided cities of refuge for the person who had accidentally killed another human being but these were very special cases. I knew that if I killed somebody for whatever reason, even is satan contributed 90% to my actions, I would not be around to take advantage of this murder; I would be killed! If that is not a dis-motive to murder then none exist! All life is priceless from king down to slave, from zygote to the grave and is treated as such by its maker. In the punishment for my murder would take into account the motives and allocate the penalty accordingly. Satan will get his come and uppings! Even if this rule did apply today it could not be enforced as it relies on honesty and in most police forces today perjury is like blasphemy, one of the tools in common use. It would just be a matter of time until we got our number drawn out of the hat!

In fact the verses do show how scrupulous and just God is in making these judgments, the criteria are stunningly fair. All the same rules regardless of the perpetrator and nobody could say ‘ I didn’t know these were the results!’  Everyone knew exactly where they stood, not like today. Ignorance is no excuse for not knowing the law, we are supposed to know them all but they can’t even tell us how many laws there are!

Now as to what changes occurred when the Old Covenant became the New Covenant. Loving God and neighbor is and always has been the basis of both covenants. What changed on Good Friday Jesus produced indisputable evidence of how deep His love was for us. His love for us drove Him into accepting ALL ours sins ON His sinless body and taking them to hell to suffer the penalty for them just so we can spend the eternities to come with Him. So that love now is a practical love; ‘ As I have loved you’.  On Thursday night in Gethsemane when shown the cup that God would require Him to drink from, right down to the very last drop, His love not only made Him accept that cup but to also say ‘ this is a beautiful thing she has done for me’ which He said when that Woman who was washing His feet and dumping all the sins of believers on Jesus. Jesus thought it was a beautiful thing to go to Mount Calvary for us!

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What changed on Good Friday was what we tried and could not do even though it was clearly spelled out to us, Jesus did do. We no longer have to keep trying to do something we never have been able to do and take advantage of what Jesus did do. This is the new covenant; being counted right with God not because we are doing the right thing but because Jesus did the right thing and by standing in the shadow of His cross, God only sees Jesus and not us. ‘ For anyone who calls in the name of the Lord will be saved’ is a verse already discussed in this blog.

So once in/behind Jesus what happens if someone pokes out our eye or brakes our tooth? Under the Old Covenant we would do exactly the same thing to them, but not so under the New Covenant. If we are in Jesus as we claim and want to be, we allow Him to take revenge. It was also His eye that was poked out or His tooth that was broken but He alone knows all the circumstances and as shown above will extract the right penalty. Not only do we not seek revenge we seek by prayer a blessing on our attacker because Jesus loves them as much as He loves us! You might even find that that was the purpose of Jesus allowing your/His tooth to be broken in the first place. If this has not accomplished its purpose my money is on that there is another  trial not far behind, and another and another! We are supposed to be Heaven bound and the difference to hell bound is that the journey is upwards. We want the people Jesus loves to join us.

The idea of starting this blog was to give answers and confidence in the Word of God. But if you think about it questions are not necessarily a bad thing either. In fact they can be quite soul building. If we pose a series of questions and then pray for an answer and God does give us an answer  it can be quite a privilege. God has listened to and answered out question! What a thrill! Providing we don’t tell lies by claiming the credit and give credit due to where it is due, there is no reason why God will not continue to answer our questions. As I am blogging many questions arise and if answered by the Lord’s Holy Spirit would yield a much deeper understanding of this topic. Joining waypoints or progressive revelation.

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The reason I turned off the comments was not because I was afraid of constructive criticism, in fact I welcomed it, but I did not want to waste time clearing spam. A recent example; If I had been reading the blog and only roughly following it when the section on the Day of Atonement was finished I would ask; Where are the seven billion odd living wicked? This day is the end of sin, atoning for wickedness and bringing in everlasting righteousness, then when were they gathered and thrown into hell? This day of firstfruits Jesus just does not present present to God a harvest baked on leavened bread, He hands back all of His creation and in a state of perfection. Could you retrace the steps of the Day of Atonement pointing out some of these features. First response to missing living wicked, what ever their number.

They were gathered in a sense when the unholy trinity gathered their forces of evil and even at the time of gathering when there was only supposed to be one battle they still gathered probably on either side of the dried up  Euphrates. Even at this early stage before that massive earthquake split Babylon into its three components satan had a plan for the final battle where Jesus would crush his head and satan Jesus’ heel. What ever that plan was the beast went along with it and there were two distinct gatherings. It was the birds of the air that were told to gather above this group. Also when they were destroyed and because they controlled the trade, they had a thousand years of peaceful trade before the wicked arrived on the scene,  satan’s lot relied on that trade, they called out’ Woe!, Woe!’ when they saw Babylon burning. So there was a gathering of sorts of the wicked living.

Them being thrown into hell, well the only thing we are told was that the beast and the prophet were both thrown into hell. But this beast could have been the micro beast (self), the macro beast (nation) and super cluster ( united nations) and the false prophet covers any remaining living evil of which we may not as yet be aware. The new or sinless world is more difficult.

The new earth or Holy Place of eternity could only eventuate  once the old earth was destroyed and it could not be destroyed unless the last trace of the blood that Jesus shed on Good Friday was removed from it . Only then could our world be destroyed.

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Yes this is recovering only recently covered ground. Again I start with the same challenge; show me any Jewish work or Rabbi who by looking at the Egyptian Passover and the yearly feast could see Jesus Christ, the Son of God , hanging on a cross on Good Friday on Mount Calvary bringing in God’s harvest by accounting and atoning firstly for sin offerings or unintentional sins in three hours of sunlight and then taking their intentional sins on His perfect frame as the scapegoat and being destroyed out in the desert in the hours of darkness from twelve to three PM. Show me one instance where that precious blood that Jesus shed, up to four PM on Good Friday was going to be presented on the ninth day of the seventh month, some 3,800 years later as the clearance for the Day of Atonement could begin? If you can then I will show you an example of the revelation of the Holy Spirit of God, something we now humbly seek.  We can now make a comparison between the Passovers of Egypt and Calvary because they have both occurred. There maybe similarities but there are also major differences. We cannot make these comparisons between the earthly and Heavenly Days of Atonement because the heavenly one is still a long way away. Sin abounds today but will not after the heavenly Day of Atonement. It is only then that we will be able to compare these events and no doubt find many similarities but also many differences . But when seeking truth for the glorification of His Name we cannot go better than follow our Master’s advice to Nicodemus who also was seeking truth about salvation; Jesus told him to go back to Moses’ bronze snake in the desert which is what we are trying to do now! Pray fully Jesus will show us some Heavenly light.

If we go back to Passover we have an earthly step. Egypt, but we also have at least a major part of the Heavenly step; Good Friday.  These should ensure us of a very good launching pad. So Good Friday we have 14th, 15th and 16th days of the first month, God’s people have been freed from sin’s slavery and begin their journey onto the promised land.

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Actually its 15th to 22nd as this is the Feast of the Unleavened Bread. At the end of our journey at the gates of the promised land, the New Jerusalem in the seventh month we have 9th, 10th, and 15th to 22nd  Feast of the Unleavened Bread. So what are the differences and why? Why is that critical date without which none of the others were possible, the 14th missing in the second lot of dates?

So what is common to these two earth changing events is the ‘aftermath’  Both run from the 15th to the 22nd, both commemorate the body of Jesus; are the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, both encompass and celebrate first fruits. But Passover 15th is a sabbath whereas Atonement 15th is a Thursday. First fruits in Passover is on Sunday the 16th but first fruits of Atonement are Thursday the 15th. ( actually they are crop presentation as it is now only pure crop not like when Jesus presented first fruits on Resurrection Sunday the crop was still mixed with weeds and therefore called a harvest)  The heavenly first fruit of Thursday, the crop, jumped around, broke off beautiful branches off trees and made themselves booths to celebrate that they may have had many dwelling places up to now but the one about to come down from heaven is the final one for the eternity. Thus they were on the new earth ( by the 15th) whereas the 15th and 16th of Passover Jesus was still on planet old earth. Passover old earth still had Pentecost to come after the 22nd but Atonement had no further feasts after the 22nd. Passover Good Friday the 15th was a sabbath and Jesus’ body was still in His grave when this feast of Unleavened Bread began, but we would hardly have jumped for joy if Jesus’ body was still in His grave on Atonement’s Thursday the 15th. It was seeing Jesus standing on the new earth that made us jump out of the old Heaven’s onto this new earth to be finally with our Master again.

Now Passover, Good Friday and Atonement Good Saturday; Both were earth changing and earth shattering events, both the central player was Jesus Christ,  both involved atonement for sin, one certainly involved Jesus hanging  from the cross and probably also the other, both Jesus was given and accepted the cup of God’s wrath, both Jesus drank every last drop,

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Both involved the death of Jesus by the separation of His blood away from His Body, both involved the rejoining of His body and blood and resulted in His resurrection, both involved a 490 year period ( 7*70) from the announcement that the temple would be rebuilt until Daniel’s people and their city would finish transgression, end sin, atone for wickedness…………( Daniel’s six requirements, well at least mostly) , both involved Jesus being cut off whilst delivering His 1,260 day tutorial, both that final seven of the 490 would be split in the middle by Jesus making a covenant, both the Good Friday the 14th and Atonement’s Good Friday the 9th involved the same cross.

But there were many more differences than similarities; Passover was the start of the journey of God’s people  to the promised land ,Atonement was the end; Passover was on Friday the 14th of the first month, Atonement was on Saturday the 10th of the seventh month; Passover was enveloped in sin, it started and finished in sin, Atonement started only with intentional sins and finished with no sins.Passover cleared the way for Atonement. Satin and the beast were alive and active before and after Passover, they were both dead before the Day of Atonement even began; to understand why they involved a cross at all would require one to understand the nature of God and that is the study of the eternities to come with the Sabbath of Atonement as its central theme, the burnt offering; Good Friday was very specific inits focus; death of Pharaoh’s first born son and the release of God’s people from Egyptian slavery. Pharaoh’s first born son was not finally killed until one day before the Day of Atonement but he did have to be dead before the Atonement ceremony could begin ( or should that be event could begin).Jesus had reclaimed  His inheritance. As far as Daniel’s six requirements of righteousness are concerned they only apply to the saints, the harvest and then some only partially. As far as God is concerned servant JK, has transgression been finished? Yes! Is this an end of sin for JK? If it was supposed to be  then I am sorry- it is not. They may have been cleansed in the fires but they are still here. Has my wickedness been atoned for? Yes. Has everlasting righteousness been brought in? No in fact evil is running amok. Have vision and prophecy been sealed up? I hope not. Has the Most Holy been anointed? Don’t know what is involved so probably not.

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So the only real result that Good Friday achieved was the first fruits of Resurrection Sunday the 16th. Jesus Christ was accepted as the perfect first fruit; His life , death and resurrection.But even His life was not yet complete and He still had a major role to play in all events for the second half of human history. Anyone is more than welcome to join Him but any merits or standing before God are due entirely to His achievements. If you decide you want to join on the trip to the promised land your journey will consist of a very short earthly stint followed be an approximately 1,800 years of Heavenly bliss. It is only then that you will arrive at the pearly gates ( 12 of them) of your final resting place, the New Jerusalem. Here you will look at yourself and say ‘ I can’t go in, I still have this beast of evil within me, not only must it be killed but any defilement it has caused must also be cleaned out’. When is this going to occur? Is this the role of the Day of Atonement? .Is this the 10th of the seventh month?

Well actually we need the 9th of the seventh month it is a Friday but not just any old Friday. It is Passover from nearly 3,800 years before. Firstly Pharaoh’s firstborn son must be killed to reclaim the inheritance of the earth from him. Not symbolically, not temporarily but once and for all times. And that now happens and is given a number of different titles; Battle of the grapes, battle against the wicked dead and the battle against satan. This is finally when God’s prediction to Eve is fulfilled; Eve’s seed, Jesus Christ, will crush satan’s head. The unintentional sins that satan caused humanity to commit and which Jesus took on Himself to bear the punishment for will bruise Jesus’s heel. So that part of the exercise is complete; the wicked have been burned up in hell and the fires of hell have been extinguished, but there is more.

The 10th, Sabbath and Day of Atonement cannot begin unless the High Priest goes into the Most Holy Place carrying the blood of an innocent being. The good news is that this did happen on Friday, 14th of the first month way back almost 3,800 years ago when our High Priest, Jesus Christ took His own blood into the most Holy Place of Heaven. Why was this blood needed and why couldn’t the Day of Atonement begin until this had happened? We can attempt to answer that question from two angles; from the Saturday or the Friday end. It is important to note that this blood is from a sin sacrifice, it is the forgiveness for our unintentional sins, sins we would not have committed had we heeded the laws and bylaws that God gave us in His Word to prevent these sins in the first place.

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From the Sabbath end the 10th of the seventh month; The Day of Atonement was a one off, a very special day. It is the final cleansing that is required before entry into the New Jerusalem. It is the day when any vestige of sin anywhere on earth, anywhere in God’s created universe, of any time or reason must now be cleansed. Jesus is now not just presenting the harvest as first fruits he now is going to present His creation back to God and He will do this in a State of perfection. This is a higher state that existed at the start of creation week.

The only sins left by this Sabbath are those that we would not even count as sins. How can God count that ‘ you did not jump 6,000 miles as a sin when we couldn’t do it? We may not count them as sin by because of His perfect standards, God does count them as sin and therefore regardless of origin or intention or anything else they fall under the edict ‘ If you eat you will surely die’. So Jesus has  at least three roles to play on this Sabbath of Atonement; He must atone for each of these sins for every soul He has created and that could be in the order of fourteen billion of which very few are ‘good’ in that they are now looking on and all those that were destroyed by this time. This washing is done by the blood of the burnt sacrifice which has been separated from His body and resulted in His death. Jesus must also ‘ surely die’ for these sins and He must present His life as the example that God’s demands could be met; they were not an impossibility. There is much of the above events that will the study of the eternities to come but that does not stop us from asking earthly questions, providing we are standing on the step that Jesus sent Nicodemus back to: the Old Testament. He could not have given Nicodemus any sharper warning; I am not going to waste My time trying to explain heavenly events, they will be water off the duck’s back if you firstly don’t in the earthly step, the Old Testament. Well we are now on this earthly step with the Day of Atonement ceremony opened before us. We also have right alongside  us the Passover in both earthly, Egypt, and Heavenly forms, Good Friday on Mount Calvary and the daily sacrifice has been the subject of our study for some time.

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So questions we can ask and ponder; was this second and final atonement also achieved on the cross? was the earthly cross miraculously saved and preserved to be now used to complete its final role? ( it did have Jesus’ precious blood soaked into it ); Why was Passover on a Friday but atonement on a Saturday; Was Jesus hung on this cross at 9 am  and died at 3 pm? At death was his body placed into a grave? Where was this grave, surely it could not be on sinful earth?  How long did Jesus lay in this grave for? Was the removal of the last droplet of His blood from planet earth the trigger for those spontaneous fires that destroyed by burning our sinful planet?  Did the New Earth immediately replace and occupy the same position as our old planet ? Or was even the space it occupied even destroyed? We have had the first half of that final seven, a 1,260 day tutorial now what about the other half?  Wasn’t it all over at the Day of Atonement and all that was required now was the presentation of the Perfect creation back to God? Is this presentation going to be  a four way affair according to the four natures of Jesus Christ? Is this the anointing of the Most Holy and the convergence of the priesthood’s of Christ? Christ with Melchizedek? Are we allowed to compare the 1,260 days after the Passover Cross with the 1,260 days after the Atonement Cross? The biggest improbability  and unforeseen circumstance on passing from Egypt’s Passover to Mount Calvary’s Good Friday was the Son of God hanging and suffering the cruelest death of the time and thereby establishing an interface between God and man. Jesus Christ was fully God  and fully man  and this event cemented Him as the Son of God, so what does the Day of Atonement do to this relationship? Is this supposed to be a fulfillment of Hebrews (1:5); ‘  You are my son; today I have become your Father? Or again, I will be his father, and he will be my Son?” ‘.Is this anointing of the Most Holy just God being established on His throne of eternity with His interface of Jesus Christ? Other than the most obvious, Jesus Christ cleaning up all remnants of sin up to God’s high standards what other functions did this Day of Atonement play?  It maybe of help if we approach these and other questions from the angle of Friday, either the 14th or 9th.

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[ The following discussion is a revision and summary of previous work. It will entail the usual corrections,a glaring one being that I stated that the temple after the third coming could not have been destroyed after the third coming by the earthquake set off as the Heavenly door of mercy slammed shut as it was going to play a critical role in very last day events. I had not seen the relationship between the third coming and Daniel ( 9:24-27) and so it is only partially true at best. The temple was destroyed by the echo of that door closing but what also began were the bowls of God’s fury began to be poured out. They were so savage that the inhabitants of the earth, despite those differences between them worked out that perhaps God’s wrath would be abated, at least somewhat, if they rebuilt His temple for Him. So the decree went out to rebuild the temple and the 490 years of Daniel began. It was rebuilt within 7*7 or 49 years and 62*7 or 434 years later here we are in that final last seven. The rebuilding of the of the temple did not abate the anger of God, it was a human solution, not God’s. It did not play a role in this Day of Atonement because Satan panicked and came and destroyed it with his armies probably when they heard the trumpet call. It wasn’t the temple that was the way point, it was the place where Jesus shed His precious blood that was the determinant, the broken buildings were irrelevant. Their only relevancy was God saw this was going to happen and instructed Daniel to write it down, thus giving us confidence in ‘ it is written’.

As this discussion will involve dates I have to come up with some dates from somewhere. No I have not counted what the phases of the moon will look like over the next 2,000 years when viewed from Jerusalem nor how they relate to the first sheaths of the barley crop, nor do I have to. These events will occur on God predetermined days and in an exact order. The events I am trying to follow are still some 1,800 years away and I pick arbitrary dates for explanation purposes only.Specifically I assign our Roman calendar to the Jewish calendar which I know it is not. So their first month ( Abib)  becomes January and Good Friday then was on the fourteenth of January. Six months later our seventh month, July becomes their seventh month ( Tishri) and that makes the Day of Atonement; Saturday the tenth of July.

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I also now change to the use of the personnel pronoun; I , me, JK. Before this it was all ‘we’. We were having a wonderful time, doing unspeakable things, checking out carefully our brothers in those tribes left behind on earth to see not one person has missed out, dancing madly around when we are shown our prayers, who they saved and the exact details involved. It was a big happy family. Once we heard that horrible query of that elder. Who are this lot and where did they come from?’ answered and all we needed to hear was , ‘ washed by the blood of the Lamb’. Any trace of anxiety removed, this robe Jesus gave us will see us through the eternity. Any doubt would have prevented us from getting here in the first place. But there are problems, the fact that I was so amazed on arrival  shows I know I shouldn’t be here. There is still a beast within and it surfaces almost immediately when my burning desire is for the master of the wedding should check your wedding garments first, giving me a fraction of a second longer before He checks mine and throws me out into the darkness where all that gnashing of teeth is occurring. Even a quarter of a second is priceless! This robe maybe perfect of itself but if it sat perfectly I would not be asking for fine linen, the presence of the Holy Spirit to explain some of these beautiful threads. The Holy Spirit in on earth where Jesus sent Him on Pentecost but the moment it arrives I will be demanding It.

Things in Heaven changed dramatically in Heaven in our happy family when Jesus just left us! He cut Himself off and had nothing. Not  just mine but all Heavenly eyes immediately focused of Jesus as He began His 1,260 day lesson. This was not a question/answer technique but pure Biblical exposition. I just hung off every word even though I could see to where Jesus was leading and here I am on the ninth day of July ( Friday), one day before the Day of Atonement the tenth of July ( Sabbath). Even though Jesus has gone to such lengths to explain what is now going to occur, and even in my Heavenly body, and even though I have asked for and received the Holy Spirit to explain these events they are  surreal. I can’t believe what is about to  occur. ( Day/night cycles are still relevant but will cease in the New Jerusalem.)

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My angelic host try to explain that a similar event occurred almost 3,800 years ago when Jesus just left Heaven and came to earth but not for seven years but almost thirty three years. Their reaction then was the same as mine now; unbelief! They too followed the 1,260 day tutorial that Jesus gave before that dreadful Good Friday, the fourteenth of January, but come it did. They explain what Friday the fourteenth did for them  even though it was not their sins that were involved. It did leave Heaven as a desolate place for such an awfully long period of time but it changed them for the better. They have gained such abhorrence for sin that were satan now doing his rounds to gain converts for his rebellion he wouldn’t even consider them; the beast within them had been killed. There was no chance of them ever sinning again! All this maybe of some benefit but it does not change the enormity of what is about to happen.

But on Saturday, God’s Holy Day! Everyone else must cease work under the threat of expulsion, exclusion from Heaven but Jesus is going to do work!  He specifically abstained in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve and look at the Saturday of the fifteenth of January, He spent the whole day at rest!

Looking back there have been a  number of major events since we arrived in Heaven. I mistakenly took this as the promised land  even though I did know Scripture speaks about a New Jerusalem, no day or night and a sinless creation of eternity. It was a significant event when our prayers were all bundled into the golden censor and hurled back to earth at the end of the millennium. Our prayers were no longer effective on earth but being in a golden censor meant they were precious and they would return back to Heaven. I certainly want to show more gratitude for those prayers without which in all probability I would not even be here now!  But the most stunning part of this millennium was Jesus Christ was prepared to give those 144,000 foolish virgins to repent- a 1,000 years! So if I am left behind after the second coming and I am quite prepared to die rather  than accept the mark of the beast the first time why should I change my mind in 1,800 odd years later especially when the consequences are so clearly defined by the third angel?

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Accept the mark, join the beast in his battle against the rider of the white horse, be killed and thrown into hell as against continue to refuse his mark, be killed by him but you will not be thrown into hell, Jesus will do this for you! Yet I still choose the beast and hell. The tribes in Heaven now have no problem with accepting none of those foolish virgins got into Heaven. But a thousand years of grace speaks volumes for the grace of God!.

It was worth noting the changes that occurred when our prayers were thrown down to earth at the end of the millennium in that golden censor. It pierced the door of the abyss holding satan, releasing him and probably all his cohorts who had been bound since their rebellion in the creation event. But our prayers interceding for earth stopped when thrown out of Heaven releasing the wrath of God in the trumpets. The wicked dead now join the scene all seven billion of them or whatever their exact number was.  I would have thought that when they came back to planet earth they would try to blend in with the existing population, not so. The living wicked have now had a thousand years of unprecedented peace. Had satan been with them he probably would have warned them what was going to happen at the end of the millennium and to prepare for it; more homes, more food more of the things society requires. Not only does the population double over night there are 200 million crazed horsemen determined to wipe out billions of the existing population ( a third actually) and in a most painful manner, burning them with sulphur flames!  Too late for a defence program, just have to let events take their course! A great animosity develops between the two groups and great mistrust which will carry from now to the end. But both groups now have 260 years of remaining grace until the door of mercy closes. Neither group could be described as ‘ gentlemen and scholars ‘ but the evil risen dead are in a league of their own!

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The time of the door of mercy closing was of particular interest to our Heavenly tribe/tribes.  Daniel chapter 12 had told us that from the time the power of God’s people would be broken, when all the ‘goodies’ go back  to Heaven with Jesus at His second coming to the time that this power would be FINALLY broken would be 1,260 years and that is where we get our 1,260 years of grace. But Jesus came back to earth with His two witnesses for a period of 1,260 days. So we have already experienced a time of 1,260 days of Jesus’ absence from Heaven but there was no pain and suffering for Jesus, it was just his absence from Heaven that we missed. The Scriptural lesson we learnt looking down at our Master and His two witnesses was quite simple; repent! We certainly got the wrong message when our Jesus returned back to Heaven and sat down on the throne. We interpreted that that He was never going to leave us again. How wrong we were! How could anyone leave this beautiful place ever again?

After Jesus returned to Heaven after His third coming we continued to bathe in His glory whilst certain events occurred on earth. The rebuilding of the temple and the bowls of God’s wrath really shook the foundations of the earth. But it was we the saints of Heaven who precipitated those last day events and I don’t think we realised what we were getting ourselves in for.  As soon as the Holy Spirit returns to Heaven after being rejected by the foolish virgins we ask for the Spirit to be given to us to explain at least some of the intricate details of our stunning robes. This is granted and called the giving out of fine linen. The wedding of eternities takes place!  The bride and bridegroom are finally married! They set off for the promised land but in battle mode, there are still obstacles to be overcome, there are still battles to be won.The Canaanites are going to put up a fight as will satan as he is having his head crushed. But the married couple are one; led by the rider of the white horse and his armies following. The details of our first battle of the harvest, the beast or the living wicked may still have many details that need explaining but Revelation 14 does supply us with a reasonable framework for these events but not so for the battle of the grapes.

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{ Possible answer as to why I refused to accept the mark of the beast and be killed just before the second coming of our Lord then latter accept the mark and go to hell knowing that had I continued to refuse would have kept me out of hell is that; I was willing to die for MY Jesus but when the Holy Spirit presented the real Jesus before me I din’t want anything to do with Him. My jesus was a jesus of love who gave me a warm feeling in my tummy and put my head into the clouds, he was most accommodating and homosexuality, gay marriage, any old day of the week or even all days of the week, although he did seem to limit to moderation both pornography and pedophilia, science so called above the Bible for which there seemed to be very little use indeed.  I had corrected for and got a proper picture of what jesus should be like. I could not the Jesus of the Bible. Over obsessed over even the tiniest of sins, cruel and shedding of blood of innocent victims, really gory stuff; this was not love to me. It did not dawn on me that it was because of His love for me that He was prepared to put up with such cruelty. It did not dawn on me that requirements, this cup of horror that He had to drink from were handed Him by none other than God Himself and were there to atone for the mess that I had caused! Holy Scripture tells us that when the church does finally awake  at the midnight call, ‘ Here comes the bridegroom, come out and meet Him!’ that half of them will be foolish and that number could be 700 million woken, but foolish virgins. These will die rather than accept the mark of the beast but they will die for THEIR jesus, they are wicked and raised along with the wicked at the end of the millennium.You may have whatever version of jesus you like and the bible you reject calls it idolatry and is the breaking of at least two commandments!  We are not told whether they are not a concern of the beast just before his battle against the rider of the white horse because he knows they won’t be joining his battle or he sees them for what they are; evil. They are not just evil within, the beast, they are all evil and are just like their leader, satan. It is this lot that we are about to encounter. After the death of the beast and the wicked evil this lot is the last ones left on earth. The Pharaoh has now been killed with no possibility of a miraculous resurrection and now his first born son takes over and this was what Jesus came to address at both Egyptian slavery and Good Friday’s Mount Calvary}

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The battle of the grapes should have been a relatively simple and final mopping up, if that is the case then why should this part of chapter 14 be so mysterious? It was the defeat of the Pharaoh, the beast that triggered his firstborn son taking over and these most disturbing of events of Heaven.

Jesus just leaves us alone; his newly wedded bride, the armies that were following Him and cuts Himself off; He has nothing!  In shock as we follow where He has gone to He begins His explanation as to why He has had to leave us alone, this is personal business that had been arranged a long time ago between Him and the Father. Tell us more! It was in the Garden of Eden where satan was an active player, but this is the back end of history where since the second coming satan’s role is very limited and those who die in his domain, it is the default domain of Christ, are merely pawns. After the second coming it all seems to be about the 144,000 foolish virgins but as they are soon to disappear forever off time’s radar it really is about the saints of Heaven. If you asked me to quantify for you the love of Jesus the best I could do is died to save a stinking, sinful and sinning agglomeration of dying cells. That was what His love drove Him on to do that so I could spent the eternities in perfection with Him. There are no numbers that I could put alongside that love. But if you asked me to quantify His patience and long suffering that would be a different matter. I would take the subject of the foolish virgins who missed out on Heaven at the second coming. Firstly He gave them the seal of God to protect them from any future calamity, then there were one thousand years ( that is a one with three zeros after it) of peace, 260 years of turmoil around them but they were not involved, then even 500 years of grace where He offered to take their place in hell for them! So if you want that in numbers is is 1,760 years, 21,120 months or 7.71408 million days or 185.13792 millions hours, That is God’s numerical value for long suffering! but the day of reckoning did come and this is our present topic of study.

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As we are now on the  Friday the ninth of July preparing ourselves for that mighty of events the next day, Sabbath’s Day of Atonement we have to clear the ground work for this amazing and one off events. One aspect is this crushing of satan’s head and the other the atoning blood of the sin offering. Let us see if revisiting this battle in Revelation chapter 14 (NIV) is going to be of any help’
Verses 17-18; ‘ Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle’. Still another angel, who had charge of the fire, to him who had the sharp sickle, ” Take you sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the earth’s vine, because its grapes are ripe.” ‘

Jesus in Revelation and other books of the Bible is presented by an angel and a different angel for different roles, If His Divinity is involved the adjective ‘ mighty’ is added to His title but that prevents Him from coming in contact with humanity unless as a His third coming He was confined to the Temple and His two witnesses did His work for Him. When He announces that Babylon the Great has fallen He would have to make that announcement from a long way from earth. He does come as an angel at His second coming to take home His saints. As an angel, the rider of the white horse He has just finished defeating the beast and the false prophet, so this ‘another angel’ is a new ministry or role of Jesus and He does come from Heaven. ( role (1) that involves this sharp sickle) Role (2) is not just His control of the fires of hell but also He instructs the first angel to begin harvesting the grapes.

Here we have rewards from our previous study of Revelation. After the third coming when the bowls of wrath began to be poured out over the earth, evil’s  first  response to try to appease the wrath of God was to rebuild His temple. When that did not work the only option open to them was to amass, try to entice God back to earth and attack Him here. They just couldn’t have satan being grabbed and locked up in an abyss for a millennium or the same thing happening to the beast ( although not for so long) It may have been desperation but that was the only option left.

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Satan must have had in the back of his mind that Babylon the Great was going to brake up into three and they would turn on each other, so the sooner the battle the better, at least they could fight as a single unit. So the evil spirits went out and gathered the kings  of the earth together. It must again be pointed out that the trigger for this evil gathering was a divine event; the drying up of the Euphrates River. Probably because one lot could not trust the other lot as far as they could kick them, one lot, the living wicked gathered on one side of the river ( say east) whilst the wicked dead gathered on the western side of the river. Just as this happened Jesus swung His sharp sickle and killed the wicked living. They did not need gathering, only the birds of the air needed to be gathered above. The wicked dead are different. Their battle did not take place until today, friday some three and a half years after the original gathering. By this time the wicked had dispersed all over the world and therefore needed the gathering of their bodies. Now the angels; there were two, one with the sharp sickle and the other in charge of the fire.

This sickle is indeed sharp, razor sharp. It cuts the hearts of His saints as they hang on every word of His 1,260 day tutorial calling out of His desert. But this sharp sickle seems to have a four way effect; on both harvest and grapes. The harvest is certainly ready when the foolish virgins reject the pleadings of the Holy Spirit. The implications are also here that this sharp sword was used to instruct God’s army before they went into battle. Likewise in satan’s battle of the grapes. God’s people are certainly instructed down to the last detail but what about satan and his satanic followers? When Jesus was here on earth satan’s biggest fear was to hear Jesus say” it is written” . He knew that this  was a razor and if he stuck around he would be shredded by it. He never did hang around and argue any points. All during His tutorial Jesus would have been addressing His saints in Heaven above and maybe satan was petrified Jesus would address Satan below? Whatever, the grape harvest was ready because the next day was the Day of Atonement and there was no room for any evil! Evil did die as there was a complete separation of the blood, which filled that river.

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To get our sinless state the issue of sin had to be addressed by this friday, the day before. The wicked both living and dead are gone, burnt up in the fires of hell and along with them all their intentional sins. This leaves their unintentional sins for which their creator, Jesus Christ will assume responsibility if He wants to hand God a sinless world to begin the eternities of perfection. It is not just earth that has to be cleansed, it is Heaven as well. As far as Heaven was concerned the Day of Atonement could begin after four pm on Good Friday. It was the earthly sins that were holding things back. But God also wanted more time so that more souls could now take advantage of the Jesus covenant and be saved. So what did Good Friday contribute?

The Day of Atonement began with the High Priest taking His ( in Jesus’ case) blood into the Most Holy Place which Jesus did just after 3 pm on Good Friday. That blood firstly had to cleanse all the holy places and  items that were about to be used in Saturday’s service. But it also had to have cleansed believers of sins covered by the sin offering; those to which we had confessed as committing but we did not know that to be the case when we committed them. When it was pointed out to us that they were in fact sin, we then confessed. ( confessed, committed unintentional sin- CCUS)  So the blood of Jesus from Good Friday accounted for CCUS and probably from 9-12 of Friday’s cross. Next our intentional sin had to be placed of Jesus the scapegoat and He was led into the desert and dashed to pieces by throwing Him over a cliff. Does that mean that all our sins are gone by 3 pm on Good Friday? Well the unconfessed committed unintentional sins (UCUS) have not. This topic has already been covered in the main blog and the bottom line is whatever sins are left behind by this evening, 9 th, July Jesus is going to have to suffer for them the next day, die for them and atone for them if He is to hand back His creation to God in a sinless state. What is a digression within a digression technically called? What ever it is this is one of them.

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As I sit typing I concentrate on the screen in front of me but I also have a second screen opened which asks; ‘Where is this blog leading to?’ And looking ahead the mountains are very high and the terrain rugged. In preparation for these mountains I have decided that the Book of Hebrews should be our best guide and even if it doesn’t get us right through these mountains it will show signposts  that will. As part of this preparation I printed out Hebrews from Bible Gateway and intend carrying around separate sheets and thinking about them in my daily work. I needed a folder to keep them in most of our documents have been put away following our recent High Court victory. There was a folder on top of a pile of books so I bumped it down and out of it fell a twenty foolscap page document titled ‘ Issues in the Book of Hebrews, Daniel and Revelation Committee Series, Volume 4, editor Frank B. Holbrook, Biblical Research Institute, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Must be more than just a coincidence! Because it is SDA does that mean it is not worth considering? Certainly not! We owe a lot to Adventists and the priceless pearls they have given us. They not only rediscovered the Bible as the Word of God they actually opened it up and allowed the light to shine on it. When you shine light on a garden the bulbs break out and they can be of incredibly beauty, and they were! Unfortunately these flowers close back up with any hint of doubt. These early Adventists must not have had any doubts because the  flowers they opened were amazing! The stay to the weekly slide of everything was the Sabbath Day and the day that is about to be inaugurated into the eternities; the state of the dead, dead, ‘you will surely die’; that real clanger, the eternal fires of hell! ( it may even be that hell’s fires are extinguished within twenty four hours), the Lord’s supper is not about sipping grog and eating leavened bread and many others many of which have resurfaced today. But the issues in the Book of Hebrews.

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The primary reason I left the SDA Church was EGW , their prophetess. Second reason was Pastor JA and then probably the sanctuary service of the Book of Hebrews and 1844. As I started to read the printout  the further I got the more I realised this is going lead to a mea culpa!  That I did unintentionally plagiarize your work. ( but can only manage one knee unfortunately)  The people who were struggling with these issues were the ones that had just opened some beautiful pearls for us and now on the verge of opening another one!  With trust and faith in Jesus the sky is literally the limit. But then I thought that just because we are struggling with the same question does not make it plagiarism and just because we have the same answer, Jesus Christ make it so either. Jesus Christ is everything of yesterday, today and tomorrow. In computing analogy He is the Buss port. On the outside where we are He is Jesus. On the inside, the Divine side He is Christ. He is thus Jesus Christ, fully man and fully God. There is only one way to God and it is through this port. There is only one way that God can communicate with us and it is through this port. All traffic between humanity and Divinity can only pass through Jesus Christ. That final throne of Heaven in the New Jerusalem has God sitting on it, but the interface is still Jesus Christ!

You don’t need a degree in theology to see the problem; Jesus Christ went back to Heaven after Good Friday but sin and wickedness were not yet finished. Somewhere, sometime He is going to have to come back and complete this work. Evil cannot remain forever. Because these Adventist scholars were much more conversant  in Old Testament Scripture they picked the answer as the Day of Atonement, probably from Leviticus whereas I did not see the answer until Daniel, and that was only a chance visit. It is not my intention to analyse SDA Heavenly sanctuary as there are many blogs that do that and I certainly do not remember the issues but 1844 came and went. SDA s and many other faiths were waiting for our Lord’s second coming on a definite time and date. I know that the secular press lied when they said people were waiting on roof tops dressed in white gowns, but what about us, what will we be doing?

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At this stage we don’t have any idea when that will be so let us just pluck any number out of the air; the midnight call; ‘here comes the bridegroom come out and meet him’, is made on the first day of June, 2019. You may not believe it but God’s sleeping church does and they all wake up. A part of that wakening process is the realisation that Daniel predicted  that Jesus would appear in forty five days time. ( 15/7/2017) . It is quite easily verified; Jerusalem almost immediately destroyed, 140 days since the harvest proper began, 1,260 days of reign of the beast out of the sea, another 30 days of preparation. The result is the church awakes. Their number after 140 days of evangelizing is amazing, could be more than one billion people and you and me are two of them. We know that our chances of lasting 45 days to see our Lord’s coming are almost zero. This is the time of the Great Tribulation at the end of which there will only be 288,000 people left, half wise and half foolish.

A part of our results of awakening is not just realising that planet earth has 45 days to go in its present state and that we will not be there in 45 days but why we won’t be there. We do not need an artists impression about what this beast out of the earth is going to be like and what it is going to do. Roman Catholicism got rid of its last vestiges of humanity, morality, ethics and all other noble causes when they exposed their evil side and appointed a Jesuit as their pope. The reason Jesuits were set up was to kill heretics and they do that ruthlessly. I think that it was Pope John Paul the twenty third ( I thought I knew Roman numerals) who said if his mother was a heretic he would be the first to light her funeral pyre!  To justify killing Muslims this satanic organisation would have to come under the disguise of Christianity where they are now. But as the forty five days advanced we would have to think that our chances of being alive at our Lord’s second coming were increasing and certainly time to start thinking one week before. Move onto two days before and now it is becoming breath taking stuff, but now I have arrived on the 14 th, one day before. There is still a chance that they will send a drone and kill overnight but it is time for very serious thought.

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If you think about it the 14/7/2019 should not be the first time for serious thought. That night’s thought, if I don’t fall asleep like the disciples of Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane will be; will I be taken to Heaven with Jesus as one of the wise virgins and offered as first fruits or will I be left behind as one of the foolish virgins and go to hell? That is the decision of every breath we take. If that was my last breath then I either died in Christ ( Heaven) or I died in satan ( hell). The result is final, there maybe many checks done on it for the sake of the saints, they must know that their tribe is complete , not one person has missed out and we know the result; it is final! Jesus did not make any mistakes on Good Friday. These other judgments are only pseudo judgments for the sake of the saints and the human nature they retained for Heaven. All that aside here I am on the night before Jesus’s return. It would be nice to think that I will be in a nice warm bed with my Bible clutched to my chest in deep thought but I know those luxuries departed a long time ago. By refusing the mark of the beast we forfeited our earthly possessions with my beloved wife and we know what it means to have nothing which so many are experiencing in those war ravaged areas. Beds we have had many and I don’t really need   a physical copy of the Bible. It is not the paper and ink that I clutch, but it is by faith and trust that I hold the the Word of God, Jesus Christ on my chest. It is the interface between my humanity and His Divinity and I can take everywhere and at all times. It is too late to turn the pages but only time to contemplate what is within. That shocking number keeps coming up; 50% will be foolish! Seven hundred  million! I must know, was I prepared to die for my jesus or was I prepared to die for the Jesus of the Bible?

I think back to the sharp double edged sword. It was this same sword that was used in the battle of the beast and satan. It is sharp, it leaves no nuances, it does not bounce or slide it cuts and opens. But it is also double edged; it cuts on the forward stroke as it cuts on the backward stroke, it cuts on the good and equally on the bad. So whether I am a part of the wise virgins and in Heaven now as part of the armies of the rider of the white horse or on earth about to be involved in the battle of the beast is determined by this swinging sword. It is going to explain how 700 million people have died rather than accept the mark of the beast and are about to be thrown into hell. Which Jesus did they die for?

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On earth now Jesus as the third angel is saying to those on earth, ‘ I am prepared to die for your unintentional sins as I am prepared to do for every soul I ever created, but in your case as you have no mark of the beast I am also prepared to go back to hell and die for your intentional sins as well, that is the depth of my love for you! You will not be able to go to Heaven as the door of mercy shut some time ago, but you will not go to hell either. I am prepared to take your place in hell for you.’ There lies the presentation of the Jesus of the Bible, even His relationship with the wicked! Would your jesus be prepared to do that or would he just twitch his nose and have any and all evil just be smothered by love? Has he unnecessarily gone through that gore and blood and hell?

Let us assume that your Jesus is prepared to go through that, then what is your response to His act of love? Do you continually and willfully continue to sin? Isn’t that the natural response to not being under the Old Covenant of the Law? So here is your dilemma; you either insist the old is gone,the commandments, in fact the OT are gone and are now replaced by this new commandment that I give unto you ‘that you love one another as I have loved you’ and you do not transfer God’s Commandments from stone to heart because they are no longer applicable. But that is the new covenant; the transfer of commandments from stone to heart and relying on how Jesus kept them. No transfer and you are still under the covenant of the commandments. But if you do transfer them and deliberately keep on breaking them then you are putting Jesus back onto the cross! There is a judge Who will draw the line between intentional and unintentional and his decision will not depend on how many dollars appear in his Swiss bank account!

A question that requires some consideration is why was Advent ism only allowed to turn over so many pearls and no more? Why was Luther only allowed to turn one pearl over? Will the Lord allow this blog with your prayers allow to turn over any more pearls or is there a Quota when the Lord will ‘ Well JK, I am now passing your baton onto  ??? for whom you will continue to pray and it is now time to repair that leaky roof, attend those white ants in the floors and sure up the unsafe verandah!’

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Luther was an exception and is given a church of his own in the Book of Revelation. He opened the door into Heaven, righteousness by faith and the light from that door opening was blindingly bright so we can’t blame Luther for not going on with it. Roman Catholicism’s response was just as massive, the establishment of the Jesuits and how massive that was we are about to get a front seat view in finding out when they get their first opportunity to bare all. Adventists allowed that light to penetrate more dark alleys and dungeons but for the most part Protestants killed the movement themselves. Independent, ( own little empires and castles) but still desperately hanging onto mother Romes apron strings. And mother Rome does seem to have a point when she accuses the Protestants  of ‘ You only did it  for self gain. Once you took away the income that was rightfully ours you continued on with our clangers as basic truths. But you are worse than us because we acknowledge that our clangers have human origin, the pope but you twist the Word of God to justify yours! And it did not take long for the first of your clangers to clang when a murderer, Henry V111 broke the adultery commandment to set up ” God’s church”, indeed! Not much has changed since!

Most Adventists would be aware why their treasure hunt came to an end. I have no doubt that the prophetess, sister White knew that her stealing was not just sin, it was a sin of the worst type, it was a sin against the body like sexual perversion; it was against the mind, it was plagiarism. She like those in the know around her knew this theft did not qualify themselves to be called ‘God’s  commandment keeping people’ but disqualified them from doing so. It only proves the attracting power of the mighty dollar! The Porsche she stole was indeed a beautiful car but that does not change the fact that it was stolen and she did make money out of it. So where does that leave this blog at?

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I think I am standing on the beautiful of places on the fifteenth of July. There are people running around breaking branches off trees and making them selves little huts. They are celebrating the fact that on their heavenly bound journey there have been many dwelling places, but only temporary, the one about to arrive is the real one and it is for eternity. This is the in-gathering for that event. The mountains I saw in the distance before seemed high, but not this high! The plateau in front of me is about 2,000 kilometers high with a perimeter of some 9,000 kilometers and a city of similar dimensions is about to descend and rest on top of it. ‘Lofty mountains grandeur’ is certainly an apt description! As wonderful as this new earth is it does not hold a candle on the beauty from where I have come; Heaven. A rough comparison would be a drop of water from the ocean. The only reason I left Heaven was because I saw my Saviour Jesus Christ standing in this Holy Place with His blood, and after seeing what He has done and put up with over the previous five days for me I now want to be with Him, come hell or high water! His tutorial of 1,260 days before the Day of Atonement was not like His 1,260 day tutorial before the day of Good Friday. Here on earth the Word rarely goes in and even more rarely comes out of our heads, but up there it was totally different! That sharp double edged sword cut and cut deeply! Would you like me to repeat that tutorial, 1,260 days of it? From first to last words? I would love to and it would be a privilege to do so! It all seems to add up now. The last thing that I remember is how on Friday the ninth of July, the day before the Day of Atonement, the preparations Heaven was making for this day. Evil had to be got rid of; satan needed his head crushed and all the grapes of the battle had to be gathered squashed and thrown into hell. That was the role of the second angel. Not only was there a single soul on earth but the fires of hell had also been extinguished. The words ‘ intentional sin, that you did willingly and willfully spit in the Holy face of God have been removed from Heavenly dictionaries, they no longer exist.

Then the Day of Atonement itself could not begin until the High Priest took the blood of the sin offering into the Most Holy Place and atoned for the fact that it was in the presence of sin around it and needed cleansing plus sin offering.

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This blood, only one blood and only one sin involved; that of the sin offering and that was a very specific sin, unintentional sin but only confessed unintentional, what other categories are there, why weren’t they here and what happened to them? Their categorization is not so much in their name but in whom it was dealt with and when. One was dealt with by the High Priest in all the correct attire but the second one was dealt with by the High Priest minus his High Priest’s role, he put on his earthly robes.

Sin offering sin was sin; it was committed, it was confessed and it was atoned for, washed away by the presence of the blood of Jesus, in its atoning role. Even though ALL confessed committed unintentional sin was dealt with on Good Friday, the question still remains; what Jesus would You have done differently? Almost by definition the wicked cannot have confessed, committed, unintentional sin and all these sins for the saints were removed by the cross of Good Friday, not to mention intentional sin which is no longer in the Heavenly dictionary. This happened almost 3,800 years ago on Good Friday so our Heavenly priest does not  have to wear His High Priestly garments. But the tenth day of July is a Sabbath, why does Jesus not go to this cross on a Friday, a second Good Friday?

The basic tenet behind these sacrifices is God’s pronouncement to Adam,’ If you do eat you will surely die!’ Sin, any sin is the breaking of the bond to our only source of life, of existence. Without Him we cannot exist, let alone survive!  In thermodynamics terms He is not just the free energy, He is also entropy. Death involves the separation of body and its life giving blood and both are the subject of the worship of our Jesus. It is an unpleasant and unpalatable subject but without this foundation your Jesus is not the Jesus of the Bible.

The two previous Sabbaths of note are those of creation and the cross. On the first Jesus rested from His creation and on the second He rested from His act of salvation, redemption, so why not rest From His final act of handing His creation back to God but this time in a perfect state, not just ‘very good’?

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The Sabbath should lead to a cessation of us from work but it should not lead to us stop showing gratitude and worship of Jesus’ qualities for what He has done, it is a day specifically kept aside for doing so; not just the magnificence, beauty and complexity of His creation week but He knew that this would lead to Good Friday and His love for us drove Him to that cross! It was His love that caused Him to accept our sins and their consequences; suffering and death in hell. But more, it was because of Good Friday that we are now gathered and waiting for the New Jerusalem of eternity to settle on this massive plateau in front of us. But Jesus did not call at three pm on Good Friday, ‘ It is finished except for that other cross on which I will hang on the wing of the temple to complete this work!’ He called, ‘ It is finished! ‘ Full stop. Finished at 3 pm on Good Friday, no other bits to be attached anywhere further down the line. But here we have Jesus Christ as our Buss Port into that Divine computer. ( By the way this computer is not just a 64 or 128 bit computer, it has an input line for every human being, it is free and all you have to do is to ask to be connected! Is that a parallel port or is that a parallel port?))  It is Jesus Christ into the computer but it is also Christ Jesus out of the computer.

The work into the computer was finished and that was according to God’s definition, His Word, the Bible. ‘ If you eat you will surely die!’ but most people forget that; ‘ Where there is no law there is no sin’. Did you commit any intentional sins and place them on the scapegoat? Gone! Did you commit any unintentional sin and place it on the sin offering? Gone! But infinite Divine justice is not going to throw you into hell for something you did not know you were doing was wrong. The work into the computer was done, Jesus Christ had met God’s requirements and His call, ” It is finished” was indeed correct. The evil were always going to burn in hell so Good Friday was the end of sin as called by God Himself. The role for the High Priest and His blood were over. The problem was that Jesus is also that Buss Port and that port connects to Divinity, to Christ.

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Christ, Divinity foresaw and agreed with the previous solutions but there were still two outstanding problems that needed to be solved; Those unintentional sins were still sins whether we knew about them or not, they exist and if God requires a perfect world they are going to have to be atoned for and there has to be ‘ you will surely die’ Once that happens all sin is gone. The second problem is once all sin is gone what is the vacuum going to be replaced with? The solution to the above two problems is the Day of Atonement and the burnt sacrifice.

There is no such thing as ‘divine sin’ but there is a Divine solution to sin. This is not Jesus creating humanity or Jesus saving humanity, this is Christ transforming humanity into Divinity. This is Christ rebuilding that section of the bridge that broke off, tore away from God. This is Christ Jesus. The act itself is not performed by the high priest, certainly not in high priests attire, it is the attire of a priest to which order we now belong. Christ is now showing the priests of the heavenly eternities the true nature of God as broken up into stages. This is the Sabbath offering that we will be offering from now on and forever. It is the form of gratitude and worship we will performing from now on. It is a Sabbath worship but it does involve Good Friday, in fact it could exist without it. It has a very narrow band in it which is very relevant to me. It is my unintentional sins that were not confessed as a part of a sin offering. They are what were left over after Good Friday. They are gone but most significantly the vacuum is replaced by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is by seeing what these sins have caused my Saviour that kills the beast within me. I gain a true abhorrence for sin.

This presentation is different to that of the first fruits of Resurrection Sunday. There Jesus appeared in Heaven and presented 12,000 days of His life ( or whatever the exact number was)  and would have included His 1,260 days of ministry and six hours on the cross, 38 hours of His death from 3 pm of Good Friday and so many hours since His resurrection. This presentation of Jesus that we will be presenting will include all the above plus another 3,800 odd years of ministry plus His final solution to sin! It is now complete, this Jesus had a beginning and now end, a genealogy and mother and Divine Father. In His first presentation on Resurrection Sunday it was only because He as first fruits was perfect that the harvest even though it was presented as leavened bread was also accepted as perfect. His perfection covered Himself and the Harvest.

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So the Day of Atonement is the establishment of the Sabbath of eternity. It unfortunately involves the death of the burnt offering by the separation of its body and blood. Sin demands that this must occur and the atoning blood is poured against the altar again. The body, the exact same one that bore our intentional sins in hell is again the theme of the unleavened bread.

The reason we are going one step forward but ten steps back is because we jumped in at the deep end. The questions of finishing transgression, end sin, atoning for wickedness and bringing in everlasting righteousness, the Book of Hebrews calls eating solid foods, are addressed in the Day of Atonement and if we could answer them now there would no need for another blog on this issue. So we must stop trying to get ahead of ourselves, summarise the issues so far, list and number questions arisen giving possible answers where available and stating those with no answers as such. This should tell us whether there is any reason to attempt a further blog. Before attempting this summary a quick return to that golden censor full of all saintly prayers being hurled back to earth at the end of the millennium and not just breaking the door to the abyss that held satan but removing the protection they held over earth and therefore resulting in the blowing of the trumpets.

My original thoughts were that they were gone, no longer my concern. If it was my lovely wife who was left behind then on the last day of the millennium that was what she was and anxiously looked at her on earth, whether I am allowed to pray for her in Heaven I don’t know but the many prayers I prayed for her whilst on earth are here now and I anxiously watch as they are presented through the interface of Jesus to God, watch the answers carefully and see her response. I show this concern even though she is not a member of my tribe of Issachar. But on day one after the millennium she just becomes a number, whatever number of the soul that God had created. So late in earth’s history she could be number      11,127,564,123 just one of those stupid people who  refused to respond to the grace of God!

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But how can these precious prayers which are protected by a golden censor be burnt up with filthy planet earth? I have not followed their progress and they may even return to Heaven with Jesus at His third coming but if they do they could cause a problem. If I am there and they are there sometime in the eternity I will want to seek them out and show my gratitude for those who prayed for me, one thousand years was not long enough to do so. But this would tend to form clicks and family groups within Heaven which are not according to God’s plan of tribes. Our gratitude now changes to the source that deserves that gratitude and without Whom we would not be there; Jesus Christ. But still a question for the back of the mind, what traces of earth will get into the new Heaven? Returning to our hopefully last summary, at least for a while.

Daniel begins the history of God’s people in its two phases and for the last 490 years of that journey. ( 7*70= 490 is how he breaks it up) . The first phase is Jesus of Good Friday releasing us from the sins that God holds us responsible for and is therefore the start of our journey to the promised land and having got there the second phase is Christ of Good Saturday releasing us from sins altogether and showing how the eternities will be spent which allows us entry into the New Jerusalem. Both time slots of 490 years are split into 7*7 or 49 years for the rebuilding of the temple, another 62*7 or 434 years where that all critical final seven years begins. It itself is split is the exact middle; 3 1/2 and 3 1/2 or 1,260 days each side. In that middle there is an abomination that causes desolation that is the center piece. On Good Friday, Jesus with all our sins was that abomination and he was not just an abomination to God but to Himself also. The desolation that He caused was extreme; total darkness over the land for three hours whilst He pleaded guilty to those ‘ You did deliberately spit in my Holy  face and break off our relationship’. The last guilty was just as painful at the first and the one in the middle.

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It was Jesus who was the abomination of Good Saturday. There were sins from His creation that were now preventing the descent of the New Jerusalem. Not only were these sins holding up our entry into the Heaven of the future there was the matter of sinful planet earth inhabited now only by demons. Evil, this desolation could not be allowed to go on. It all depended on Christ and sins there were many. And when that sinful planet was burned up where was its replacement? What filled that vacuum of  Jesus’ first creation? Confessed unintentional sin may have been common place in the Old Testament but I would not have thought that to be the case now. As a Roman Catholic it was only the fourth that I could say ‘ I didn’t know’ the other nine were self explanatory.( Keep in mind number two wasn’t even there and sins against it could also be unintentional).  So my committed, confessed, unintentional sins would have been dealt with on Good Friday but not so the unconfessed ones and there would be many of those. The point being made is that the overwhelming majority of unintentional sins would be unconfessed and therefore here now on the Day of Atonement but even if their number is astronomical that could not justify us to spread this day into two or three. It was only one; it was THE Day of Atonement and the time Jesus spent on that cross was decreed by God and He alone knows what that time will be. Even if the numbers we use are obtained from Good Friday they are still only guesses.

Both initial time slots of 1,260 days begin with Jesus leaving Heaven, becoming isolated and delivering a tutorial concerning His first cross and then the Day of Atonement for the second time slot. ( In His first visit He spent about thirty years with His family but still out of Heaven) In both cases He had a Heavenly audience on which He had a profound effect on. The beast was killed in both; both developed  an abhorrence for sin. Whether the application of the post Good Friday 1,260 days is valid we don’t know, it is the only comparison that I know of  at this stage.

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Leaving the individual days for later, Jesus sent His Holy Spirit fifty days after Good Friday and the Spirit for the remaining 1,260 days or 1,210 days revised that 1,260 day tutorial in preparing God’s people, those just liberated from all our sins that God counts against us for their Heavenly journey. In terms of our crossing the River Jordan we not only entered into it but we got far enough to see the man in white on the other side with his hands stretched out for us. Thus it could be now; the Holy Spirit revises that 1,260 day tutorial in preparing us for the descent of the New Jerusalem. But we are given more details about individual days.
Comparison of Passover, 14th January with DOA ( Day of Atonement) 10th July, similarities (  S..) and dissimilarities (D. ). Due to the importance of these two days I would be surprised if there was not at least a thousand major theological comparisons  between them; both involve a single day. (S1); the days involved are different, Passover Friday, DOA Saturday, (D1); Both involve sin, (S2); Passover covers sin as defined by God, DOA involve whatever sin is left, (D2); Passover was the start of God’s people Heavenly journey, DOA  was at the end, (D3); Both days involve Jesus suffering on a cross, (S3); They were on different dates, 10th and 14th (D4). They were on different months, (D5); Evil existed before and after Passover, in DOA it existed before the day but not after it, (D6); On the day itself evil existed  on Passover Good Friday, there was no evil on DOA other than the sins to be covered by the burnt offering, (D7); Passover conducted by High Priest in High Priest’s attire but DOA conducted in ordinary robes, (D8); Both involve Jesus as central character and as High Priest, (S4); Passover sacrifices a lamb but DOA a Goat, (D9); Both preceded by a 1,260 day tutorial from Jesus, (S5); Both involve the atoning blood of the sacrificial lamb, (S6); It is obtained on Friday the 14th on Passover but not used by DOA until some 3,800 years later, (D10); God’s people could get dirty on their trip begun on Passover, they cannot get dirty after DOA, (D11); We are not given the time for which Jesus hung for on DOA, only for Good Friday, (D12); On Passover Jesus’ cross was on earth, on DOA it was above on the wing of the temple, (D13); On Good Friday’s Passover Jesus had to go to hell to purge our intentional sins, there were no intentional sins involved on DOA, (D14);

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In both cases Daniel refers to Jesus hanging on the cross as ‘ the abomination that causes desolation’, (S7); The physical abomination that caused that desolation in Matthew 24 was alive at the time when Jesus was on His cross but did not exist at the time of DOA, (D15); The main audience for both Passover and DOA were the angelic hosts, (S8); Passover also had some earthly audience, DOA did not, (D16); Hell for the wicked still existed on Passover  Friday, it did not exist on DOA Sabbath, (D17); The position of the temple was different, on different foundations, for Passover and DOA even in destroyed form, (D18);Much detail is given us for the day after Good Friday’s Passover  the 14th it was Good Saturday the 15th, but little for the day after Saturday’s DOA, the 10th, that was Sunday the 11th. (D19); Good  Saturday the 15th of January was the start of the feast of the Unleavened Bread and the 15th of July was also the start of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, (S 9); One 15th was a Saturday but the other was a Thursday, the 15 th of July,(D20); Both days involve an altar or cross, (S8); Both involve blood being thrown against the altar, (S9); On Passover it was at the base of the altar when Jesus’ side was opened up but on DOA it was thrown against the sides,(D21); Passover blood remained at the altar’s base for nearly 3,800 years but in DOA it remained for a maximum period of days, (D22); The first fruits from both events were totally different. Passover was Jesus Christ but DOA was the crop. When Jesus presented His life, death and resurrection to God on Resurrection Sunday morning, God did  not say to Him, ‘ Well so far so good ! Now we will wait whilst you complete Your work over the next 3,800 odd years, go through the Day of Atonement’s cross and then present to Me your whole life as a perfect unit, as a first fruit’. No! God accepted as perfect what Jesus presented on Resurrection Sunday, the 16th of January of year ….AD. A part of perfection is that it is complete! Jesus’ cry ‘ It is finished’ was indeed true. It was finished as far as Jesus Christ was concerned. He did not have to wait for the Day of Atonement (DOA), He had no unconfessed unintentional sins, He still had to bear those for His creation. There was only one first fruits and that was Sunday morning of the 16th of January, (D23);

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Anyone who wanted to take advantage of the perfection of Jesus as first fruits became a part of the harvest and were only counted as first fruits for what Jesus had done. They themselves were leavened bread and had at least three major problems; The harvest was made up of weeds and wheat. Both accepted into the Christian Church until their separation at the second coming of our Lord. There they were graded as wise and foolish. The next 1,260 years Jesus checked that there were no mistakes, the weeds were allowed to mature and even after the door of mercy closed they were given another 500 odd years to triple check that these were indeed thistles! Even though graded and checked there was still one important process required. Even though the wheat has been separated from the tares it itself is separated from God and since its separation some 7,777 years ago many mutations have occurred and they have all been downhill, for the worse. These mutations must now be reversed and the original link to God restored. No marks for guessing it was Jesus and it was the DOA.(D24); The first fruits from the DOA are crop, not harvest. They are genetically pure and there is no trace of weeds, but they as firstfruits are totally different to Jesus as firstfruits nearly 3,800 years ago.(D25); It would be blasphemy to imply that the first fruit of the crop from DOA were the same as the first fruits of Passover, it would be a sin against the body of Jesus and any sins against either His body or blood are sins of the most serious type and to be avoided at all costs.  Passover being a friday was followed by Sabbath, 14th to 15th, but DOA being a Sabbath was followed by a Sunday,10th to 11, (D26). The Sabbath, 15th of Passover was commemorating the body of Jesus in His grave, it is also the start of the feast of the Unleavened Bread, again the body of Jesus which was still in His grave. It showed gratitude for what this body had been through the previous day and what it had accomplished. It deserved honour and worship for these accomplishments. These were now finished. Sabbath.His body was lifeless for the whole of this day,(D27); The Sabbath of DOA (S10), His body was alive for a part of this holy day, (D28) before Jesus died (S11) and His holy body was sectioned and offered in a certain order in the flames as the burnt offering. Whilst Jesus was alive on Good Friday’s cross His life, His combined body and blood had a role to accomplish during those six hours, they atoned for sin (S12) and provided the framework for our intentional sins in hell (D28); Once separated there was a role for His blood, (S13) and there was still a role for His body (S14);

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The burnt offering was offered on an altar, a cross, (S15) where Jesus hung whist His body was alive (S16), And accomplished what DOA was supposed to do, atone for committed unconfessed unintentional sins, (D29) whereas Good Friday was for confessed committed unintentional sins. On Passover Sabbath we look at what has happened but on DOA Sabbath we see it happening as a part of Sabbath worship, (D30); One is an active worship of eternity, Christ and the other is gratitude and worship of an event past, Jesus, (D31); Both life periods of Jesus on the cross were for the payment of sin, one confessed committed unintentional sin, the other for unconfessed committed unintentional sin, (D32); After death little detail is given to us about the body of Jesus;  It hung on the cross until 4 pm when a Roman soldier opened His side (D33), His body was taken down off the cross and placed in a rock tomb, (D34) where it remained until the morning of Resurrection Sunday, plus forty days on earth, plus ascension into Heaven. (D35)   On DOA His body goes limp after undergoing the punishment for sin, death, His blood is thrown against the altar of the cross for atonement and the forgiveness of all those UCUS, unconfessed, committed, unintentional sins and His body is dissected, certain sections washed with water, arranged in the fire and presented to God as a burnt offering, (D36). We are not told here of any grave or resurrection (D37) just that Jesus appears in the Holy Place with His blood, (D38). He cannot be offered as first fruits because He already was and accepted as such, (D39). The first fruit issue has been covered as fully as I am able at this stage as well as the friday- saturday issues.Clearly in the eternities Jesus will not have to die every Heavenly Sabbath which event we will commemorate but we will offer different aspects, I still believe that this will be sixteen, of His wonderful body and blood to God as gratitude and worship for what He has done for us and why we are where we are. The nature of Jesus remains too bright for the eternities even when split into sixteen, or whatever that number will turn out to be. The issue of the Friday Passover and the Sabbath day of Atonement should remain in our prayers for further clarification, that is assuming some clarification has already occurred. Also the booths and the broken branches.

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The issue of the length of the feast of Unleavened Bread also remains unresolved. The NASBSB has on page 164 the length of this feast as seven days, 15-21 (Abib) but verse 14 above has ” Until this same day, until you have brought in……” So is the first day, and it had to be a Sabbath as it was the 15 th then ‘this same day’ must also be a Sabbath, or an eight day feast. It is this extra day that allows Scripture to throw out holy and special days of feasts beginning at Passover Good Friday. Instead of occurring on differing days of the week from now on Friday was always going to be Good Friday, Sabbath was always going to be the Most Holy Sabbath and Sunday was always going to be Resurrection Sunday and the offering of Jesus as first fruits. Pentecost, the harvest is also locked in at fifty days and therefore the seventh Sabbath. These commemorations are now no longer yearly vents but weekly events. The Day of Atonement therefore has to fall on a Sabbath and links our timetable with that of eternity. It is thus a day of worship for what Jesus has already done for us and it is a day of anticipation of Jesus showing His true nature by what He still will do for us. He will lead us into the New Jerusalem. The last day of the feast of the Unleavened Bread would not coincide, (D40). In DOA it is a gathering now for our entry into the New Jerusalem but in Passover there are still some thirty days for our birthday of Pentecost when we will then begin our journey onto the promised land. The questions that we could ask for this DOA period are self evident and many more could also be asked for the Passover period as well, but that is what our journey is about! In my mind some waypoints have been established but nowhere enough. If there are indeed a thousand similarities and dissimilarities and we have fifty or 5% that still does not qualify us to say we have scratched the surface, but right now a mental block would prevent any further revision. [ another watchdog violation error and crash leaving me no option but type into MS-Word and copying across].

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( 8.23 pm)  The similarities between the yearly cycles of God’s people and that of time itself are surely more than just coincidence. Their earthly cycle before Good Friday’s Passover was; July’s Day of Atonement, six months onto January’s Passover, six months onto July’s Day of Atonement, six months onto January’s Passover onto…..Etc., etc. right   up to  Good Friday’s Passover on Mount Calvary. On earth’s clock that was their journey began at creation where conditions were similar to after the Day of Atonement. The cycle started just after the Day of Atonement. There was no sin although the beast was already here and satan would soon arrive. Neither satan nor the beast are present after the Heavenly Day of Atonement. God’s people’s journey took them a half of created time to get to Passover on Good Friday and the remaining half to get from Good Friday to journey’s end, on the Day of Atonement. ( half of 7,777 on both sides of the cross). Here time returns to Heaven where it came from. This has only been a rough comparison using months but as the details of the dates and days are developed this may clarify events further. The basic assumption of this blog has been; Good Friday, Passover on Mount Calvary at three pm is the exact centre of created time!

Returning to the blog proper, Leviticus chapter 25
Verses 1-7  ;’ The Lord then spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai, saying, “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘ When you come into the land I shall give you, then the land shall have a sabbath to the Lord. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its crop., but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.Your harvest’s aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical year. All of you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food; yourself, and your male and female slaves, and your hired man and your foreign resident, those who live as aliens with you. Even your cattle and the animals that are in your land shall have all its crops to eat.’ ” ‘ .

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(9.00 am). The bacteria, worms and other living matter in soil cannot worship their creator, but they do need a sabbath rest and there is no one more qualified to determine the length of that rest than their Creator, Jesus Christ. There has to be enough of the equilibrium restored so that the processes of life can continue. The basic reaction taking place is life to death within the eco system. God demanded of His people that every seventh year they stop their demands on the land and allow some recycling of the dead matter so that life could continue, and as is about to be shown God meant what He said. If God’s lower forms of life require physical rest then how much more do those forms that are made as high as ‘ in His image’ without which the ecosystem collapses. It certainly has for society today and individuals are also falling like a strike of ten pin bowling. His second coming must be just around the corner! The height of His created creatures allows much more than rest on the Sabbath day. We are capable of restoring our relationship with our Creator and Redeemer just on one ground; that God blessed this day! And this blessed day became the core of life I this world and in the one to come!

Verses 8-17  ; ‘ You are also to count off seven Sabbaths of years for yourself; seven times seven years, so that you the time of the seven Sabbaths of years ( Ms-Word does not allow a lower case for Sabbaths) , namely forty-nine years. You shall then sound a ram’s horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement  you shall sound a horn all through your land. You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim a release through all your land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, and each of you shall return to his own property, and each of you shall return to his family. You shall have the fiftieth year as a jubilee; you shall not sow  or reap its after growth, nor gather in from the untrimmed vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you. You shall eat its crops out of the field.  On this year of the jubilee each of you shall return to his own property. If you make a sale , moreover, to your friend or buy from your friend’s hand, you shall not wrong one another. Corresponding to the to the number of years after the jubilee, you shall buy from your friend, he is to sell to you according to the number of years of crops. In proportion to the extent of the years you shall increase its price, and in proportion to the fewness of the years you shall diminish its price, for it is a number of crops he is selling for you. So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the Lord your God.’ “’.

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When Adam and Eve began the journey of humanity there was no need for a jubilee year to restore their land to them. It was all theirs for as long as they chose to remain obedient to God. Once they sinned they were not abandoned by God even though their ties with Him were severed and this included their ownership of the land. They were granted ownership provisionally and could trade with the crops it produced  but it had to be restored to its original owner on the Day of Atonement. The fifty year cycles thus began with a Passover type sacrifice and ended with a year of atonement. But what is most surprising is that the fifty year cycle did not finish at Passover it finished with the Day of Atonement. Passover was some 2,000 years ago, Day of Atonement it still some 1,800 years in the future. This justifies the sectioning of time in this blog into fifty year units when not just the land is restored to our full ownership but it will have our heavenly places built on it as Jesus promised us what He was going back to Heaven to do. These heavenly mansions are within the New Jerusalem itself in the Most Holy Place and the direct presence of God but they seem to be related to our tribal area; our pearly gate, our section of foundation, our area on whatever side of the river of life we are on. But our individual allocations of land seem to be where we are standing now, in the Holy Place awaiting for the descent of the New Jerusalem. God’s people before the cross had a physical allocation of land but after Passover Good Friday our journey to the promised land proper began and it is only there that final allocations will be distributed.

(8.30)  There was not much point in allocating land to anyone on their journey to the promised land, either then or today. We are only passing through and most of it is desert. The bits that are not are occupied by evil. It becomes a different matter once we get there. You would think that you would have to cross the Jordan to get your allocation, but from memory two tribes received their allocation on this side of the river, the other ten got theirs after crossing. This maybe earth’s prelude to the Heavenly event, some receiving land whilst still on earth, on this side of the river.
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Once inside those four magnificent walls of the New Jerusalem, why should we ever want to leave the direct presence of God Almighty? The only reason I could think of was we want to explore, investigate further those large twelve pearly gates. Who went through and how much pain and suffering did He actually experience to produce such amazing structures? What sort of being would want to do that? Are these really a measure of His love for me or are they just a sample? But there is a physical aspect to this as well for those on this side of the river, the earthly side. And that is the point that Jesus was making to Nicodemus, He told him he had to stand on the earthly step before making an effort to look up. He had to get to one side of the river before looking across to the other side. Well I am standing on my allocation of ground on the new earth, the Holy Place. Looking up the light that I can see streaming out of the pearly gate is probably the gate with the name of my tribe on it and attached to the wall which is standing a foundation which stands on the gold I and other members of my tribe contributed when we SOLD our garbage to Jesus. He refined it through the fires of hell and handed it back as gold. There is no doubt that I am a part of that city above. I even have a Heavenly apartment up there whose architect and builder was none other than Jesus Himself. So even though I am here on my patch of ground I am still  bathed in His light, in His presence. So what about those heavenly traders that Revelation talks about entering through the pearly gates that are never shut?
The eternities of the future as on earth will consist of three sections and each section will have a role to play for us the saints. As on the earthly model, shadow there will be a Most Holy Place, the New Jerusalem, it will stand on the Holy Place which is the new earth and the new earth will be in a courtyard, which is the universe. All three entities are  retained. The only dimensions that we are given are those for the Most Holy Place and if we take the multiplication factor from the earthly Most Holy Place to the New Jerusalem and then apply it to the new earth and universe we should get some idea of what we are in for!

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The number of stars we have today would only fit into a tiny section of this new universe! But what could be some of reasons for the existence of a world, any world at all?
First and foremost it is a foundation for the New Jerusalem to sit on.But why need a foundation at all? Heaven could be 24/7 sprawled out in stunning adoration of our Lord and there is enough there to adore and worship without a break for the eternities to come. And sprawled out in worship we are but only for a 24 hour session, the remaining 144 hours are getting over and contemplating what we have seen and preparation for the next Sabbath. The beauty of God is not just broken down into sixteen sections, or whatever the number is but there is also an introduction to our full on worship, the Sabbath.

It appears that God is first and foremost following the advice of His Son, Jesus Christ. He is giving us an earthly step to stand on first and then allows us to look up to Him. What better earthly step than the new earth? It has just been sectioned into individual blocks and the unstained creation on it may only be a small sample of the ingenuity and capability of God, but it still is a sample of it. Our main staple food will still be the fruits of the tree of life, both symbolically and literally but the plants that we harvest may well be exchanged with other members of our tribe and between tribes showing the complexity and beauty of God’s creation. I certainly cannot see any trade taking place but sampling the new abundance of fruits and vegetables and grains the new earth will yield from other tribes is a definite possibility! Like here on earth today we will have our own wire, circuit to God continually and that Buss Port will remain Jesus Christ. It is of interest if we want to share our crops with our Heavenly brethren, there is no male or female in Heaven, how we are going to carry our crops into the New Jerusalem which is on a mountain about 2,000 kilometres ( 1,600 miles) high!
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We maybe like Jesus after His resurrection. He must have had a human body to be able to eat fish with His disciples yet He could ascend into Heaven and disappear from view. That is my very limited view of Quantum Mechanics to day, that we are continually changing between mass, matter and all its properties and energy and all its properties. It certainly is the best explanation that exists in both chemistry and physics and is an excellent explanation of the spirit world. If their fluctuations between mass and energy were in phase with ours we would see them as we see ourselves, but we would not see them if they were out of phase; they were matter whilst we were spirit and they were energy whilst we were matter. They may even be able to maintain their energy at will! Whatever their status satan and his cohorts are there and their aim is to hurt Jesus by dragging you away from Him and dragging you into hell!  The stunning complexity and beauty of God’s creation is not only going to be our stepping stone within Heaven and our ascent into Heaven carrying some of this beauty, it is also our stepping stone to God here on this earth. The Book of Genesis thus remains that stepping stone of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is up to the individual to attribute all this genius to its creator, Jesus Christ and finish looking heavenward for the eternities to come or attribute it to nothing from which the Big Bang originated and finish up with nothing. The only problem with this trip from nothing to nothing is there is one hell of a trip in between them!

Verses 18-22 ; ‘  You shall thus observe all My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on the land. Then the land shall yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it. But if you say, “ What are we going to eat on the seventh year if we do not sow and gather in our crops? “ then I will  so order in My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forward the crop for three years. When you are sowing the eight year, you can still eat old things from the crop, eating the old until the ninth year when its crop comes in.”’.

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When we try to obey the Lord, even as feeble as our attempts are and certainly do not include righteousness by faith, our attempted obedience is in no way a part of our salvation, we just don’t want to hurt our perfect friend more than we can help it, we come into His domain and power and He will look after us. How awesome is that power?  Well He will make His plants produce three times as much produce He programmed them to do, He will make sure no birds, insects or other vermin or weather will destroy them and they will continue to hold their prime nutrient value for the next one thousand days! He will look after you down to the finest detail! This statute is obviously applicable in Heaven and shows Heaven still cycles in years. Will there be some sort of extra celebration once we have been in Heaven for one with a billion  zeros after it years?

Verses 23- 34 ; ‘  The land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me. Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land. If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman has to come and buy what his relative has sold. Or in the case a man has no kinsman, but so recovers his means as to find sufficient for redemption, then he shall calculate the years since the sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so return to his property. But if he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall revert, that he may return to his property. Likewise if a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then his redemption right remains valid until a full year from its sale; his  right of redemption lasts a full year. But if it is not bought back for him within the space of a full year, then the house that is in the walled city passes permanently to its purchaser throughout the generations; it does not revert in the jubilee. The houses of the villages, however, which have no surrounding wall shall be considered as open fields; they have redemption rights and revert in the jubilee. As for the cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession.

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What, therefore,belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale in the city of this possession reverts in the jubilee, for the  houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the sons of Israel. But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession.’

The basic categorisation of God’s people occurs here on planet earth; aliens, sojourners and owners, priests. It is a very sharp, clear demarcation and is determined on which side of that torn curtain you are, the one that torn at three pm on Good Friday on Mount Calvary. You go through it, into the Holy Place and serve Jesus as priests or you stay in the courtyard as an alien. The harvest of Pentecost is all inclusive and includes wheat and tares, but with very different rules for each. Let us take the weeds first. You may remain in the courtyard, the land is yours, you will never be thrown out of it by God, you may buy and sell your land and ultimately it will return back to you every fifty years. But it is not your land, you are an alien and there will come at time, at death when that land will be taken away from you. You do however have two types of housing. There is the one that Jesus has back to Heaven to set up for you, that is the one within those walls of the New Jerusalem and any house you care to build for yourself on your temporary block of land. It is treated as being a part of your land and you may buy and sell it as the land around it. Not so with the one that Jesus has built for you inside the walls of the divine city. You are also allowed to reject the grace of God, say ’thank you, but I will not be needing that’ and sell it also. No one is forced to go to Heaven. The problem here is that there is only a limited time that you have to redeem it, to buy it back. It is only a very short period of time an twelve months. I know from experience that this is a symbolic number and have told you that story a number of times already. If you have grandparents or listen to older people talking we often repeat the same story and you are expected to pay attention and not say ‘ Here we go again’! So if you remember it  is in [..] again.
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[ It is a life shattering story and I am sure that the buyback period  of that heavenly apartment is at least two years, it was her second birthday. But the buyback period may also be a lot shorter, it expires with our last breath. I placed the pregnancy and the birth of our firstborn child in the hands of God. No doubts no worries as He was placed at 100% in control. Talk about an earth shattering fall! Not so much in the medical profession because the doctor was drunk but because God had not intervened to nullify those blunders that were made. When our little daughter had not died after, I think it was four days, we were allowed to see her for the first time and told she would be lucky to get to a mental age of two and a half! ( Idiots always quote accurate numbers when they don’t have any idea what they are crapping on about!) If God my infinite and perfect friend could allow this to happen then I had no fear or need of enemies! I could have comprehended had God allowed this viscous attack on me but on a newly born child I just could not comprehend. With friends like that there was no need for enemies and I screamed at Him to take His apartments, land and Himself not just out of my life but out of my existence. I wanted nothing ever again to do with Him! Where that took me I wasn’t sure but it couldn’t get much worse! Okay she may have only got to the mental age of twelve months would be slightly worse. Still shaken by those events, 48 years later. My wrath has turned against the medical profession, without whose three stents I would not be alive today, but in reality it should, accompanied by shame it should be against myself. I was put to the test and I miserably failed, my wife Alicia has a different story to tell which pales mine into insignificance. There was no voice in my head, there never was, just an idea that spoke, if ideas can speak. As I admired that most beautiful two year old girl playing on the beach in front of me the idea said, ‘ The only reason she has such beauty is because you have grown so close to her. If it wasn’t for her mental retardation and sickness you would have insisted that Alicia did all the care, you had your work to worry about!’. And I knew He was right. I dropped my head in shame and asked to be forgiven for deliberately hurting Him so badly and assured Him that I would never mistrust Him ever again’. That was her second birthday, that was two years since I forfeited my rights to my Heavenly mansion within the walled city above, but I know the redemption price for that and at least millions of other sins has been paid on Good Friday!

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To become a priest of God we have to go through that torn curtain into the Holy Place where we find the rules have completely changed. Our cities are ours and that does not the fact that we can still change our minds and reject and sell our apartments. But we can redeem them whenever and they revert back to us in the year of jubilee. The land is permanently ours and cannot be bought or sold. We are not aliens, we are owners!
We become priests on earth by walking through that torn curtain and into the Holy Place. There are a number of chores that we have to perform and right now we are studying probably the most important one of those chores; The Day of Atonement Ceremony. Right now we are almost at the midpoint of that ceremony which will continue on through the eternities to come.

The event itself occurs on a Sabbath day. It opens with the High Priest carrying in His blood from the sin offering. That happened almost two thousand years ago but Jesus did also leave His precious blood here on earth and it was thrown against the altar, the cross of Good Friday. It is above that blood that Jesus will hang and we look forward to the time sin will be finally dealt with. Half of our present ceremony is looking back and the other half is looking forward. It is surprising how little of Good Friday we are actually looking at. It appears that most of the twelve to three hours of darkness is not included as these were our intentional sins. Their blood was certainly not taken to Heaven, only the atoning blood from the sin offering was taken. The only part of the intentional sins that was taken to Heaven was the man that lead the scapegoat out into the desert to die. He came back, washed himself and took part in the burnt offering ceremony. This man was the Divinity of Jesus, it did not, it could not die even though it acted as a scaffold for all our intentional sins. It itself was perfect before being placed in hell and after it was withdrawn from hell. It is celebrated in the Feast of the Unleavened Bread. After Good Friday God’s people were free to leave the slavery of sin and head off to the promised land.

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All the sins that God held us responsible for were gone we had no more sins held against us and for taking that responsibility of our sins on Himself Jesus must be thanked and worshiped for.
But that was not the end of sin and evil, it was just that bit that God held us responsible for. If Jesus was going to hand God back a perfect creation, which many wrongfully think existed on day six of creation, Jesus was going to have to accept the responsibility Himself  and clean them up to the standard that God required. Without that final clean up the New Jerusalem could not come down from Heaven and the perfection of eternities begin. We would have to remain in the Heaven where were first taken into not that we could find any fault with it. Here God is confined within the inner temple of Heaven and His wrath prevents any sinful being from entering in. And here lies our problem; Jesus suffered for all our sins we are accountable and he did not suffer for those sins we are not accountable for. Much time has already been spent on this topic in this blood under the headings of confessed committed unintentional sins and unconfessed committed unintentional sins. The distinction between these two sins on the days of Passover and Atonement makes the case that many Christians hold today against God; that of everlasting hell, for what it is; absurd and blasphemous! Could these unconfessed committed unintentional sins have existed under our robes of righteousness? If these robes these robes were perfect, and they were and that judgment came from God, then wouldn’t the fact that they were sitting on sin, any kind of sin, have destroyed that perfection? By definition the sins would have to destroy perfection. If no Day of Atonement what would happen to planet earth?  It not only contained all the unconfessed committed unintentional sins for every soul that Jesus created both good and evil, it also contained all the intentional sins of the wicked, including satan. Could evil exist forever? I have already made a case for the only existence there is is because of God and away from Him nothing can exist. Evil is a break away from God and therefore could not go on existing forever. No, evil had to be got rid of, every last trace. As its creator Jesus took it on Himself the get rid of those last vestiges of evil and this involved a number of steps or stages.

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The intentional sin component was easy. Satan and the wicked knew what they were doing was wrong, intentional, and they suffer and burn in hell for each of those sins. Gone!, Do not exist anymore! And that now only leaves those unconfessed committed unintentional sins the subject of the Day of Atonement, he burnt offering and hopefully soon of a new blog.

Verses 35-46  ; ‘ Now in a case a countryman of yours becomes poor and his means with regret to you falter, then you are to sustain him, like a stranger of sojourner, that he may live with you. Do not take usurious interest from him, but revere your God, that your countryman may live with you. You shall not give him your silver at interest, nor your food for gain. I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and be your God. If a countryman of your becomes so poor with regard to you that he sells himself to you, you shall not subject him to a slave’s service. He shall be with you as a hired man, as if he were a sojourner; he shall serve with you until the year of jubilee. He shall then go out from you, and he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property of his forefathers. For they are My servants whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; they are not to be sold in a slave sale. You shall not rule over him with severity, but are to revere your God. As for your male and female slaves whom you may have—you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you. Then, too, it is out of the sons of sojourners who live as aliens amongst you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they have produced in your land; they may also become your possession. You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule them with severity over one another. ‘

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So far 46 verses and least the next 8 are dedicated to this topic of the promised land. For so much time to be on one topic it must be a very significant topic both in subject matter, the period of time involved and the number of people involved. These are God’s people and He makes sure they are not without His protection in any of the history of time. The next major topic is about acquiring or ignoring that protection by obedience.

It may be of assistance to split time into four zones and then look at each zone individually. Taking zone one as from Moses/ Joshua to the first coming and Good Friday’s Passover; Zone two as from the first coming to the second coming or the zone we are in now; Zone three as the second coming to the fourth coming or the Day of Atonement period or that of the foolish virgins and zone four as the Day of Atonement into the eternities to come. This is only about five thousand years of time. During this time God’s people have been given different titles; Israelites, Jews, the very necessary change of Jew to Christian, the sleeping virgins, all ten of them and the harvest. Beginning with the Exodus from Egypt no one is excluded from joining God’s people. It was not just the Jews who left Egypt it was also any Egyptian who wanted to go. Throughout its history God’s church has contained wheat and tares, foolish and wise virgins, harvest that contained both crop and weeds, sheep and goats, two men working in the field, one taken and one left behind, two women working at the grinding stone, one taken and one left behind, also classed as priests and aliens and free and slave, Jew and Egyptian, so ultimately it contained saints and sinners. The saints finished up in Heaven and the sinners went to hell.
Under this classification it makes zone four a very easy topic to deal with. There are no sinners, only saints are left behind after wickedness has been atoned. Sin ended, transgression finished and everlasting righteousness has been brought in. I would have thought that this zone of perfection is a no go area for everyone including John in the Book of Revelation. Not so, as John must have been in this sinless area when he saw the New Jerusalem coming down out of Heaven. It could not appear unless it was descending into a sinless zone. John may not have been allowed to look inside this New City, the Most Holy Place, the only ones who were allowed up to now have been the high priests and they could only do so when properly prepared and carrying the blood from the sin sacrifice.

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The Holy Spirit may just have instructed him about what was there and the bright lights streaming out through those pearly gates would not allow any vision inside the city. Anyone who tried to look into the most Holy Place would be killed. Even in the first Heaven that we are taken to and spend about 1,800 years of our time, we are not allowed to look into the Most Holy Place. We may only do so after God’s wrath is gone after the seventh bowl is poured out and this is indicated by the smoke clearing. We have only just started studying this timeless, sinless zone and we only know about twelve days after the Day of Atonement. It is our priestly classification that was made when we were still on earth that then determined the land we have now been given and our apartments in the walled city. This is the land we were given way back then and these are the houses. They cannot be traded, they are ours for the eternities to come. It only depends on that perfect time when our Master will come back to take us up here. The Book of Revelation is quite strict about our Heavenly apartments being traded; we cannot even exchange them! Rev (2:17) ‘ …. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it.’  We alone will hold the key to our apartments but it should be interesting when we visit other saint’s apartments the differences that Jesus made when compared to our own. It is here that we will see the real genius of creation! We are not given much about this zone as nothing can go wrong here. There are no options within perfection!

Our zone two follows Joshua’s lot of the previous millennium, zone one, and the changes are written in the blood of Jesus Christ. Zone one pointed to Jesus’ zone and Jesus came and fulfilled it. Any sins that remain anywhere in the world from whatever time or place are not our sins. All our sins have been atoned for and we can leave the slavery of Egypt behind and set off for the promised land. The earthly bit of that journey is surprisingly short. It finishes even before the second coming of our Lord for those who are still alive at that time. It finishes forty five days before His arrival. That is when the abomination that causes desolation calls out ‘ Here comes the bridegroom, come out and meet him!’ It is at this stage that the ten sleeping virgins awake and unfortunately half of them will be foolish, only half will be wise! It has been the constant theme of this blog, to change from foolish to wise. But you may say, ‘ How can I change if I am asleep and when I finally do awake it will be all over!’

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Much of this blog has been spent addressing this particular question. The issue is the midnight call. You wouldn’t expect today’s sleeping, anaesthetist  church to heed it but at the time the sleeping virgins will wake up, despite the best efforts of their ‘ pastors’ in their black habits and white cheesy smiles trying to get them to get back to sleep again. You have to give credit where it is due. They have managed to keep their flocks asleep even during the great harvest of the previous one hundred and forty days. This was a Bible based revival! [ from the 1,260 days of terror on the beast out of the sea take Daniel’s 2,300 morning and evening services or 1,150 days for the restoration of the daily service and that leaves 140 days for the revival from the restoration of the daily sacrifice] It is at this point that the beast changes his tactics. It is actually beast plus satan as they have exchanged power and authority. Up to now they ensnared anyone and everyone they could get a hold of and would not release them. They needed just one person to repent in those 1,260 years of grace and they knew Jesus would come back to earth, live a perfect life, die the perfect death and go through the perfect resurrection again just to save that one soul. Can you imagine the party in Heaven when Jesus returned to Heaven with that one soul! They needed Jesus back on earth where they would not make the same mistakes they made when He was here the first time! If they had not ensnared one soul by this time then its too late to keep trying now. The mistakes that were made on Good Friday could not be repeated.
The battle of the beast and against satan where  his head is crushed by Jesus are still about 1,800 years in the future but the results of those battles will be determined in the next 140 + 45 or 185 days. After Jesus’ second coming nothing changes, it is only a matter of checking and cross checking that Jesus did not leave one person behind. This is purely for the benefits of the saints, we must be sure that not one member of our tribe was incorrectly left behind and finished going to hell by mistake. Not one!

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The beast attributes his loss on Good Friday’s cross to allegiance. When Jesus called “Mine!”, over your soul the beast replied, “ Over my dead body”  and his wishes were granted, the beast was killed on Good Friday. The reasons why Jesus resurrected him and allowed him to play havoc with His people for another 3,800 odd years has also been addressed in this blog, but the bottom line remains, Jesus did! The tactic the beast uses is a well tried and proven method, he used it through Emperor Constantine some 1,700 years ago. If you can’t beat them then join them and destroy them from within. Firstly give them something to believe in strongly enough, the Nicene Creed and then kill them for their beliefs! ( the Council of Laodicea) Can’t get much simpler than that! And that is what the beast does. He allows faith in the Bible to be restored by admitting that the millions and billions of years are a fraud, the earth is actually only thousands of years old as the Bible teaches! God’s wonderful church, people with such radiant faces and tummies so warm they cannot wear plastic belts without melting them have just fallen on their wonderful faces for the second time in a row. To give credit where it is due there was at least some cunning and cleverness about Piltdown Man who so convincingly proved the theory of evolution for over forty years. It would be hard to find one ‘ Christian’ scholar, one pastor who stood up for the Bible. I think it here that the definition of a negative IQ came in; it was only people with a negative IQ who did not believe in Piltdown man. The fact that evolution makes God cruel and inefficient did not change their minds. If that is what science is teaching then we have to get out those black biros and change the Word of God again! They drugged and anaesthetised their congregations into believing this fraud and destroyed the nature of Jesus as well. They were doing satan’s work then and they are doing satan’s work today. When that bastion of old ages finally falls, and it will in God’s time just like Piltdown man did, you would think it would be impossible for the pastors so called to keep their flocks anaesthetised , surely the Church is going to wake up now! How can they keep them under for another one hundred and forty days? Herein lies the difference between the modus operando the beast and satan.

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The beast has to do his own work, satan gets his pastors to do his work for him. The beast attributes his loss on Good Friday to allegiance. This is going to be a far more critical factor in the battle of the beast than it was on Mount Calvary. The beast only has success against Jesus and Christians when they are on earth. As we will soon see again there seems nothing capable of stopping him! It does what it wants to! And it plans its battle of the beast still 1,800 years in the future on this strategy. Jesus must come back to earth for this battle; it is the only hope he has. But if Scripture is right and Jesus swings His sickle from the clouds then the battle is over before it even begins, within the first second. At the end of this second the beast cannot have his troops turning against him, even though the battle against Jesus is lost there is still another battle to go. The reason Scripture allows an hour for this battle is that now the beast turns on the false prophet who also must have some followers to allow this battle to last for a whole hour, before one almost destroys the other and both are thrown into hell.
Satan is much more clever than this and his final battle against Jesus is also different. Satan’s tactics rely on the food that you feed the flocks with. He uses the food of doubt. So if your daily bread is from the Word of God as, it is written, then satan’s ploys are ineffective. But if you are “too clever to do that, you are given a brain and you intend using it” then it makes no difference  which doubts you have been given and how big those doubts were, your ‘pastor’ will replace them with a new batch. So it does not matter which doubts have been removed you will always look for more and satan and his armies are more than willing and prepared to help you. They have millions of doubts to replace them with. And this has been one of the themes behind this blog. It is what determines whether you are foolish or wise. It is why all the foolish virgins go to hell but the wise ones go to Heaven. The wise ones have Jesus whose foundation is the Book of Genesis and the foolish have a jesus who admittedly does give them a warm felling in their tummies a bright smile and he is a jesus based on love and they go about doing good for humanity. They will all quote you the new commandment that I give unto you that you love one another. Their jesus is also very flexible which a foundation is supposed to stop a building from being.

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As satan feeds them doubt their jesus adjusts accordingly; evolution is jesus cruel and inefficient? Yes  just add a little more plasticine over here; does your jesus allow for gay marriage and homosexuality? Yes love that he doesn’t have because of his cruelty covers that one.Your jesus is like the theory of evolution, it will cover any situation! You are about to lose your faith unless this particular matter is explained to you and right now. Isn’t there another one like it behind this one and another behind that one?  Therein lies the problem of feeding on doubt, it will always be there.
Try feeding on the Bible, the Word of God  as your daily bread. Ask to the Lord to allow Him to form a relationship with Him. Tell Him there cannot be any relationship between any two beings unless there is trust. Apologise for calling Him a liar and ask Him to help you with a particular problem, be that in person or put you in touch with say a blog where your problem is explained in detail. You can even ask for an explanation of this explanation. You would not be threatening your big dummy spit if you had even the slightest idea of the love Jesus has for you. The love of your jesus that made you feel warm inside must be waning and that is because he has no Biblical foundation. Let me explain to you why I don’t think you will want to ever leave the Jesus with His foundation in Genesis   The commandment that these red letter Christians use is found in John ( 13:34) ‘ A new commandment I give you; love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another’. This commandment is new because Jesus has already shown His love for us and is about to show us the full extent of His love.
That love was firstly demonstrated in the Book of Genesis. There as He formed Adam out of clay lovingly, being God He could see every soul that He was going to create, including you and me. He could see even if we both finish up in hell that He would have to suffer for our unconfessed committed unintentional sins, satan would bruise His heel. For the saved He would have to suffer for all sins that God attributed to us, and that includes those for which we were going to burn for in hell and take our death on Himself. He could see every microgram of suffering we would cause Him and He knew that the micrograms would turn into milligrams which would turn into grams, then kilograms and finally turn into many, many tons. Yet He still went ahead with His creation and also made us in His image so that we could spend the eternities to come with us! First and foremost Jesus showed His love in His act of creation.

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When Jesus was on earth and the woman washed His feet preparing Him for His burial, she was given the privilege of dumping our sins onto Jesus and the disciples scalded her, Jesus told them to leave her alone, she was doing a beautiful thing to Him.  Jesus loved us so much He regarded it a privilege, a thing of beauty to take our place in hell so that we could  be with Him forever! The beast also knows of the love of Jesus for His created souls. The beast also knows this and that is the basis of his strategy. If he can get just one soul to repent during those 1,260 years of grace, just one, then Jesus must admit that He missed this soul on Good Friday and come back to earth and live a perfect life, die the perfect death and resurrection just to take that single soul to Heaven, and that could be your soul or mine! No more concrete demonstration of love could be exhibited! ‘ As I have loved you!’ How desperately short are we off that love today! But this will not always be so.
The beast and the dragon have a major conflict of interest, you would expect so as the beast is dealing with the living and satan I dealing with the dead. During his 1,260 days of terror the beast gets his way and satan has no choice but to sit and bide his time. Whilst alive we have a choice in what we do, but after death there is no such choice. Even after we accept the mark of the beast we may still change our minds and come back to Jesus. The chances of this a very low however because of the careful way satan checks for the loyalty of his troops. A specific question that could test this allegiance would be; ‘ okay we are in battle now and the situation is hopeless, we have no chance and the rider of the white horse and his armies are about to slaughter us all. Under these conditions are you going to defect and join the armies of Jesus?’  The only acceptable answer which will result in you being marked  would be; ‘ I have rejected Jesus Christ my whole life and He is not an option now. I have got you and no one else!’ These marks are judiciously applied. There can be no waverers in his final battle. The ones left behind after the second coming, except for the 144,000 foolish virgins are indeed the living wicked!

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I keep returning to the numbers because they are staggeringly high. We don’t know how many Christians and this blog has suggested that this also includes the re-joining of the Jew back to the vine, and shortly revised, so Christians and Jews that will be alive when that midnight call goes out; ‘ Here comes the bridegroom, come out and meet him!’ but say there are two billion and 288,000. Over the next forty five days two billion people will be slaughtered and when Jesus appears in that flash in the sky there will only be 144,000 wise virgins left behind and go to Heaven with Jesus and 144,000 foolish virgins who will be left behind on planet earth!  Yes, 2000,000,000 people will have been killed because they have refused to accept the mark of the beast. Yet of these only one billion are wise and will go back to Heaven with Jesus the other billion will be resurrected along with the wicked dead at the end of the millennium. If that number is 800 million and 288,000 Christians and Jews then over the next 45 days there will be 800,000,000 will be killed because they have refused to receive the mark of the beast, 144,000 will be wise and go to Heaven with Jesus and 144,000 will be foolish and left behind by Jesus. Of those 400 million will be wise and return with Jesus immediately  but the remaining 400 million must wait to be resurrected along with the wicked at the end of the Millennium. Even if that number is as high as two billion that is still only about a third of the population, which if it is seven billion would mean; five billion marked, one billion unmarked but foolish and one billion unmarked and wise. And those numbers are not that unrealistic when you look around at the sad state of society today!
The dragon stands by on the seashore and watches these events of the firstly 1,260 days and then the final forty five days play out. He does not agree with the tactics, weeding out the doubters. He is the master of doubt and spreads it everywhere. If I am a doubter and have 1,234 doubts about the Bible tonight and satan brings up another 32 overnight then I will have by morning 1,266 doubts and there are many to come from where they came from! Jesus is not going to remove and prove to my satisfaction all of these doubts. Even if He did it would not make any difference as more would soon appear. Proving things only does away with trust and that is the attribute that Jesus seeks!  From the above satan gains for his army for that final battle against Jesus, the one the day before the Day of Atonement

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about one billion troops, the foolish dead virgins. The five billion marked wicked dead were never his nor obviously the one billion wise virgins. The rest of his troops are the dead of all ages including those who were dead at the time of that flash in the sky of Jesus’ second coming. I still really can’t work his gripes. Heaven will have many souls of babies who died before birth and children before they reached the age of reason. To do this Jesus had to forward at each of those lives on Good Friday and see what position they would be at had they not died. Whether they would accept Christ or not and deal with each situation. That is why I am still sure that if I had died during my two year rebellion, total rejection of Christ there was still a chance I could have gone to Heaven. Jesus would have explained to the stunned Heavenly hosts when they saw me in Heaven, ‘ I allowed this trial on him knowing that he would fall, and fall he did in the real sense of the word. But if I had allowed time to run he would have come good even if that good was at My expense and caused Me all that suffering on Good Friday to right that almighty dummy spit he responded with. I had to shatter his idea that I was just a sugar daddy! That only results in producing spoilt brats!’
Revising the idea that Jew and Christian become one vine for the last forty five days before the second coming. It certainly has to have happened before this day because on this day we are assigned to our Jewish tribes, both in Heaven and on earth. The Jew’s desire to kill Christians first manifested itself when they killed our leader almost two thousand years ago. This propensity to kill His disciples carried on after Jesus’ death and demonstrated by Paul. But they have never been in a position to kill all Christians. They tried in the early church but they themselves were almost destroyed by Titus in 70 AD and completely destroyed by Hadrian in 130 AD. Today, some 2000 years later they are almost in this position and their desire of the ages remains. The active head of the beast may be in part the USA but it has many inputs, including Israel.

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They are establishing the rules for the coming slaughter and practicing on Muslims even though they know that a significant number of these ‘Muslims’ are in fact Christians whose faith would put our faith to shame. It will not require a big change in direction to include all Christians. The basic rule has been established; we do what we want to. And so the beast’s 1,260 days of terror begin. For such a small percentage of the world’s population to have such a large impact on world’s affairs they must still have some extra contact with God and this contact talks to their consciences and they know they are doing the wrong thing now just as they knew they were doing the wrong thing in crucifying our Master. Their consciences are shown to be right when at the end of their 1,260 days of persecution all that has resulted is not just a massive harvest but a woken church as well. Their consciences confirm; we have been persecuting God’s people. But that is not the straw that breaks the camels back, that occurs when they step up to accept the prize for their efforts. And the prize is; Jerusalem and large areas of their country lay in ruins as the beast out of the earth begins his reign with, the abomination that causes desolation. It is the desolation that finally breaks them down, brings repentance and the re-joining, regrafting back onto Jesus’ vine. From here on Jew and Christian march together and in tune. As ruthless as the first beast out of the sea was it still did have rules, not so the one out of the earth who now takes over. The only rule the Jesuits have is heretic = kill! And it does this effectively and efficiently. It has no plans B or C. The great tribulation is in full swing.
Our position here could be a parallel to the early Christian church. It all depends on our relationship we have with Jesus. At three o’clock on Good Friday He gave us the choice of being one with Him. His life is our life and our life He lives with us. He suffers and He rejoices with us. That nagging pain He suffers also but He can see the big picture, why it is occurring. But it is His life that is presented and accepted by God as perfect and that is why our Heavenly bags should already be packed. Four o’clock is not far away when our blood will be gushing but He counts that injury as His and that act of bastardy will be avenged and paid for in full. After four o’clock there will be a short time in our graves but the resurrection will be for the eternities to come. So our final history would be a very short period of awakening; Ephesus almost immediately followed by Smyrna, the church of blood that sowed and watered the seed of the future Christian Church. But they only went through a full on persecution of ten days?

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The desire of Jesus Christ is to bring every soul He created into His company and presence for all time. Having created every cell in our bodies He alone knows the best and most effective way of doing this. The only method that is not on the table is removing free will, choice, and He gives you the right to exercise that gift at any time. He put life giving qualities into water which when poured onto a seed will produce life. He put life giving qualities into blood which produces life within the body. That does not answer why the blood of Christians, including the Church of Smyrna sowed and watered the early Christian church, but it did then and will do so in the very last church as well. It is not just the fact that Christians have something worth dying for and therefore worth living for, it is the way that they die. If in Christ He will open Heaven to us just like He did to Stephen and the way we die will want others to have what we have. And every soul that is converted as a result of our death will be thrilled to have made it into the promised land and we just as thrilled that our fleeting life had such a profound effect in bringing everlasting life. This is the love that Jesus spoke about; ‘ As I have loved you’!
In the Book of Job the only restrictions God placed on satan was he could not kill Job or attack his marriage. Even these restrictions will be lifted in last days and we must be prepared for this. Evil will be given a full run. All those remaining after the second coming will be marked by the beast, all six billion of them (??). The only ones not to have received this mark are the 144,000 foolish virgins. There will not be one ‘good’ person in this church of Laodicea, but they are still true church. They have one talent which they are expected to use and they are told exactly what is required of them. They must buy the good oil and in order to do so they know exactly what they must sell. They disregard all warnings, all instructions. Heaven will count these foolish virgins as more evil than those who received the mark of the beast. Whether the persecution is full on for ten or forty five days or some other number we are not told but God wants us to know that He knows exactly what is about to happen. Whether that is as described in this blog only time will tell. Up to now certainly as the scroll is opening so the picture is changing.

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We cannot look at the Son and Sonlight, it can only be revealed progressively, at a rate we can absorb. We do know the final question and the final answer; are you in Christ? And the answer to that question can only be Yes or No! If you are in Christ Jesus you are under the New Covenant. It is His blood that is used to write His Law on our hearts and minds and it all depends on how He fulfilled that law. The God of Heaven has given His verdict: perfectly! Unfortunately that verdict was made on the rules He wrote out for us in His Word and not some version that accounts for all of satan’s doubts. They have a foundation something that removes all flexibility that that foundation is the Book of Genesis. We either have trust in these rules and by faith rely on His grace or we make up our own lot, and obviously ‘ much superior’ rules ourselves, ones that a logical person can accept. There is no need for all that blood and gore and guts, love covers all! And we make a mockery of Jesus for not seeing such a simple solution!

The rules regarding Christian behaviour  particularly regarding slaves is of significance. The level of slavery had not reached the dizzy  heights of today. You couldn’t walk into your friendly bank and offer yourself as a slave for the rest of your life in paying that monthly mortgage adjusted to such a rate as to keep you a slave for as long your backside is moving and pointing down. If perchance you have paid off your home and are still alive they have parliament approved and court enforced ‘Ponzi’ schemes which will relieve you off your asset so they can pass it onto the next slave. They encourage you to invest the wealth of your home in shares and guarantee its success. Then all they have to do is pull the rug out from under the stock market and voila! All their chickens have returned! If you don’t believe in the Bible you will probably believe in every con job satan has devised out there including your ‘ friendly, fair and firm banking system’. To their credit they only use forgery of documents and signatures as a last resort, but these are in their arsenal and used when profit is in danger. And we have to always remember Donald Trump’s words, ‘ all you have to do is to line up the judge!’ And there are millions out there who can attest to the truth of this statement! The slavery of those days were nowhere near as sophisticated but slavery did exist and it was on a world wide scale.

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So how are we to treat fellow believers and more importantly those slaves around us? Most remain under the slavery of sin and refuse to leave, are these to be treated as described here or have the rules changed from the old to the new covenants?  The New Testament offers many answers and one lot is found in Jesus’ prayers in John chapter 17. I will try to comment on the relevant verses without typing them out first so it is only going to be a very shallow analysis and I expect you to have your Bibles at hand.
John 17:1  NIV heading Jesus prays for Himself; Verse 1;  Jesus’ 1,260 day tutorial is over; it has accomplished much but it has also sown seed which when watered by His soon to be shed blood will bring in the required harvest. Every word and action of this tutorial has been absorbed by the Heavenly hosts and equipped them to be able to cope with the tragedy they are about to witness. Without this tutorial they would not have survived, but even though they do survive they do not come out of Good Friday unscathed; they develop a concept of the love of Jesus of some of its depth. They develop an abhorrence for sin that is equivalent to the one Jesus has for sin. They see sin for what it is; evil, insidious, deep grain nature which could only be addressed and overcome by what was about to occur on Mount Calvary. They could see that there was no other way. But would that love be capable of overcoming the height of Mount Calvary and the depth of hell at the same time.? The flames of hell were about to engulf the throne of Heaven and if they were almost unbearable up here then what about down there where they originated? It did happen and they came through the ordeal ready to be and probably were in the New Jerusalem when it finally descends from Heaven. They have no unconfessed committed unintentional sins so day do not require the atonement rendered on the Day of Atonement. It is the earthly aspect of these prayers that are of significance and Jesus prays them aloud not just for the benefit of His disciples but for our benefit also.

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We are told in (16:31) that Jesus can now pray aloud because the conditions for the reception of these prayers have been met; ‘You believe at last’. Our analogy  of God/ Divinity being inside the computer and we being outside holds up reasonably well here. We are outside with Jesus but as the Buss Port Jesus begins His address with ‘Father!’ He does this because He is also Christ and if we are in Christ our prayers should also begin with, ‘Our Father’. But what is the Father to be glorified for? Has He produced a single that has hit the top of the hit parade, a best selling book, erected another tall sky scrapper or even bought the whole city of New York? The glory that is to be achieved now surpasses even our imaginations.
Verse 2; Jesus was given authority by God to give eternal life to all who wanted to accept it. God knew the exact number from all times and it is these who are now going to be the subject of Good Friday. Jesus called all but only a few responded and why the majority don’t respond they will have to be quizzed individually.
Verse 3; And this is what eternity and eternal life are about; ‘ That they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.’

That mangled mess of the body of Jesus suffering the cruelest form of suffering known at that time is difficult to relate to either God glorifying Jesus or Jesus glorifying God. But this is what is now going to be involved and as we commemorate this event over the coming Easter we should try to correlate suffering with glory. We are given the bottom line; ‘As I have loved you’. Jesus considered it a privilege to take our suffering on Himself so that He could take us to Heaven to be forever with Him. If that thought could only begin to sink into our brains as we go through those routines we call Easter then we would be confident that our Heavenly journey has begun. Jesus is going to seek God’s seal of perfection on three aspects of His time on earth; His life, now ending, to be replaced by His death and finally His resurrection.
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There is a canning resemblance between this prayer of Jesus just prior to Good Friday and His prayer just before that final Sabbath’s Day of Atonement. Both follow a 1,260 day tutorial, both the disciples understand what is going on- Sabbath’s lot know far more than the disciples of Good Friday, both involve the glory of Father and Son although the full glory of Good Friday is still to be fully experienced some 3,800 years in the future, not so Sabbath’s Atonement, it will be experienced a matter of days away, both involve Jesus presenting His life at this stage, on Good Friday that was about thirty three years of it but on Sabbath’s Atonement it will be all of His earthly involvement- the one with mother and father ( Holy Spirit), genealogy and with beginning and now end. ‘Those You have given Him’ is very much Good Friday specific, who receive their final sprucing up on Good Sabbath’s Atonement but the focus here is Jesus handing back His whole creation in  a state of perfection back to God and not only just those that God gave to Jesus. The eternal life is certainly more applicable to Good Saturday but the getting to know God is in common.
Verse 4; Jesus brought Glory to God in both of these phases more so with His life in contact with planet earth, but even on Sabbath’s Day of Atonement He hangs just above His blood that was spilled some 3,800 years ago. Not to mention His return at His second and third coming which were also required to complete His Father’s work. The death stage is about to begin and both sacrifices will be made on the same altar; a wooden cross, probably even exactly the same one!
Verse 5; They were one being, Father and Son, before the world began and they will be one being after the world is finished. Jesus seems to have this association, this contact now as He is praying. This suggests to me that if I am in the New Jerusalem of Heaven and look at the throne initially I will see Jesus pretty well that His disciples saw after His resurrection, but as I look harder and longer I will see into His divinity with full on exposure on the weekly Sabbath.
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Verse 6;

There is no glory in seeing anyone being thrown into hell, suffer excruciating pain and die in its flames, let alone a perfectly innocent being like our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ. There was no glory on the Good Friday we are about to commemorate nor will there be any when we finally get to 10th of July on Good Saturday’s Day of Atonement. The glory will be given in Heaven for eternity when we break down these events into digestible parts and in our appreciation present them to God. This is the basis of the burnt offering and there can be no burnt offering without Good Friday. One relies on the other. We should certainly commemorate the events over Easter but we should go further and on a daily basis break them down and glorify God because of them.
Jesus from the onset of this prayer is establishing the unity He has with His Father and this unity will carry onto Good Friday where the flames of the hell where He is about to be thrown will also encompass God’s Heavenly throne. The heat and flames from this hell not only shoot upwards but downwards as well. They purify the ground that the altar of the cross stands on and will become the blood bank for Jesus’ blood until He comes to take it back to Heaven. Here Jesus is establishing that He indeed is that Buss Port to Divinity. The glory that He receives from any or all His actions is automatically passed on into the computer of Divinity where the CPU works and amplifies it and sends it back to the Port. They are separate but they are one. The theme of this unity is certainly continued when Jesus changes the theme of His prayers from Himself to His disciples in verse six. As usual it is impossible to express it better than Scripture itself.
Verse 6; ‘ I have given you those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.’
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As stated ad nausea only God knows how many souls He created and how many of these will finish up in hell and how many will go to Heaven. The numbers 144 I use are taken out of context from Revelation and are for exemplary purposes only. I take the number of lives that Jesus has given over all time as 14.4 billion. This includes everyone from a microsecond after conception to nearly one thousand years old, that I am aware of. Abortion is murder. The number of saints I take as 144 million. These come from all eras of time and all places. When Jesus brought these lives into being He knew exactly how many would be saved and they are collectively called ‘ His disciples’. Very few of these disciples were actually bodily present on Good Friday but they were all present in spirit. God did know who was going to be saved, ‘they are yours’ but they all needed their sins removed, atoned for. It is this 144 million that God hands to Jesus and whose sins Jesus is now about to pay the penalty for, to atone for. Jesus looks ahead at the result of Good Friday and says ‘they have obeyed your word’. It is this judgment that we should contemplate this Easter and if we haven’t already then we should start packing our Heavenly bags!
Many great Christian scholars have read the doctrine of predestination into these verses. God made me so that I have to burn in hell, I was never one of His chosen ones, they say. This is a blasphemy of the same order as the everlasting fires of hell. There are no such things! It is a matter of you using the free will you and everyone else has been given to choose your own destiny, so if you want to blame God blame Him for giving you a free will! You think He should have made you a mindless robot singing his everlasting praises!

The problem with just extracting verses from any book at any place is that you don’t get a feeling for this book. Such is my problem with this John’s Gospel, starting at chapter 17.  My feeling is that once Jesus is convinced that His disciples believe in His Divinity, Jesus can open up and allow them into this inner circle.’ I have revealed you to those you gave me’.  He reveals His relationship to God within the Holy Trinity and how they are going to deal with errant humanity. If this is the case then Jesus should also reveal the big picture to His disciples; the ultimate end of evil, and not just the sins that are counted against His saints. So far this could well be the case with the emphasis still being on Good Friday.

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Verses 7,8; ‘ Now they know that everything that you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.’
His disciples may not have known about DNA or the complexity of seeing, hearing and speaking but after seeing countless miracles in these areas and other even more amazing ones like Jesus restoration of Lazarus’ life or stilling the storm on the lake, they must have has strong suspicions about the Divinity of Jesus. That was the easy part, the hard part was to convince them and us that Jesus’ words also are Divine; they come from God. And these words say Jesus came from God; He was sent by God!  There Islam and other faiths fall a screeching fall! There stands or falls the Christian faith on Jesus Christ! And it is based on the word of Jesus. There is the message they are going out to teach, to convert the whole world. Jesus Christ is Divine and His words are also Divine. They did not require that reassurance about His humanity, they had experienced that for over three years.
Verses 9,10; ‘ I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine, And glory comes to me through them.’
Jesus excludes the world from His prayers not because He does not love them but because we are now in the inner sanctum of God and this is about the glory of God. The world will not give God glory just suffering when He cleans out those last remnants of sin. God’s glory will ultimately come through the saints in Heaven when in adoration they worship and glorify Jesus Christ! We are expected to pray for the world but only those who are converted will ultimately give glory to God.
Verses 11,12; ‘ I will remain in this world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one.

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While I was with them, I protected and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None have been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.’
To say that His disciples are in for a shock would be the understatement of eternity. Their worlds did fall apart and with Jesus murdered on the cross and now in the grave they had nothing. Jesus was their all, and He claimed and showed numerous examples of His Divinity, yet He was now gone. It seemed of little consolation that He left the power of His Name to protect them. God tested them and the result was total failure, with the greatest amongst them, Peter, at the bottom of the heap. How many can plead, ‘not guilty!’ to falling over when tested?   But these were Divine words and were brought back to life by the Holy Spirit after Pentecost.
Jesus’ absence from Heaven is of interest and has already been covered.

***   Jesus’ absence from Heaven is of interest and has already been covered. { Good Friday, 14th April, 2017. Jesus has already been on His cross for 82 out of 360 minutes. If comments were open I would ask why a ctrl C from Word to WordPress resulted in not just mixing of sentences but a mixing of words as well? System would not reboot this morning until after a long time}
The angelic hosts of Heaven almost two thousand years ago must have received a shock when their Jesus left Heaven and in glory came to earth, but to see Jesus hanging on that cross now would correctly be expressed as ‘ a hell of a shock!’ Even all that preparation of the previous 1,260 days does not seem to remove the pain and horror they are now experiencing as those flames from hell engulf the throne of Heaven. We too in Heaven will experience the departure of Jesus from our presence. The ‘practice run’ will be for 1,260 days when He takes two of His witnesses with Him and returns to earth for the third time. He does come as a mighty angel  and we clearly see Him in His Shekinah Glory in the rebuilt temple. But does the Shekinah Glory we see make up for what we have just lost in Heaven? How different are our surroundings now that Jesus is no longer here but down there? Have the surrounding lights dipped by 20% or 60%? The consolation is that Jesus will, as expected, come back at exactly the right time and He is not going through physical suffering.

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This is not the case with Jesus’ second departure for His now third 1,260 day tutorial. We do notice any change anywhere even if it did occur, our eyes are fully trained on Jesus. He has left all, He has cut Himself off from everyone, has nothing and He now begins His Biblical exposition as to why He has left Heaven and must now be sacrificed as the burnt offering. The Day of Atonement is on us. Jesus on the cross again? Impossible! Blasphemous! And if you consult any Christian pastor or literature that I know of that is what they will tell you. But are they right?  Firstly establish are they qualified to make such a judgment? This is not determined by whether they are university trained but whether they are on solid Biblical food or still on milk. The Book of Hebrews clearly makes this distinction; do they seek and end of sin, atonement for wickedness and the bringing in of everlasting righteousness? Good, they are on solid food. But if they tell you to ignore the only thing God told you to remember and wrote it down Himself, ‘ Remember to keep holy the Sabbath Day’ they are making sure that Jesus does not write His law on your heart with His blood, or allow you to enter this new covenant they will accountable for their sinful actions. They probably have not even received their dose of milk! The following attempt may not be correct either but is does attempt to seek the end of sin. I have already made an attempt to follow events from where Jesus told me to start; from His people and the Word of God they possessed; the Old Testament. My prayer is that I get further this time than previously; it is an awfully high step, the Heavenly one in front of the earthly one.
I am a Jew and a slave in Egypt on Friday the 14th of Nissan their first month but for me now it is Friday 14th of April. This is a very special day, so much so it is called a ‘high’ Friday. Passover always occurs on the 14th of this month but what makes it so special is that it is a Friday as well. Today in Australia is a High Friday. At three o’clock this afternoon the leader of my family will be expected to kill a very special lamb. Its blood will then be applied the main doorway frames and the family will eat the flesh of the roasted lamb, signifying Jesus’ body was burnt in hell. At midnight tonight an angel of death will pass over our city.

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It has two aims which it accomplishes with the one action; it will release God’s people from Egyptian slavery to sin and it will kill the first born of Pharaoh’s sons thus reclaiming the inheritance of not just the land but the people also. I will be legally entitled to leave Egypt. Pharaoh must let me go, if I so desire.
Tomorrow morning I will awaken to great national distress. The firstborn not just sons but of animals are dead, including Pharaoh’s son. I am a firstborn son as well but am not dead because of the blood of the sacrificial lamb that was applied to the door jambs of my home. I do not need anyone to write me a story or paint a picture explaining the significance of the blood of the sacrificial lamb. I may not be able to understand how that blood becomes a part of any covenant but I do know it is only because of that blood that I am alive on Holy Sabbath morning and this is confirmed by those who died; they didn’t have this blood applied to their door frames. I am not only free to leave Egypt, Pharaoh doesn’t want me anymore and is telling me to get out! The two aims of the sacrificial lamb have been met; Pharaoh’s first born son is dead and I may leave sinful Egypt if I so desire. No one will be forced to do anything against their will.
Even though the role of the blood is painfully obvious, not so the role of the body that carried that blood. To understand it better it must be totally isolated away from the blood. This is done symbolically by representing it by unleavened bread. There is no trace  of blood here it is purely the role that the body of Jesus played in not just Good Fridays Passover but also in the week following the 15th of this month. As there was no temple or priests or high priests at the time of Egypt Scripture could go no further but once these were established you would think that the role of High Priest would come and the night before Friday show gathering twelve of his disciples in the upper room, washing their feet, as he would be dead on Friday night the lamb was eaten, Jesus had to have the Passover meal on Thursday instead of Friday, have one of them, the traitor leave the room that night, they would sing psalms, go over to the Garden of Gethsemane,

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All pray, Jesus would take three of His disciples ahead to pray with Him, they would fall asleep, the traitor would turn up with the soldiers, the high priest would be arrested and taken off for an Aussie trial, a kangaroo court, the eleven remaining disciples would flee in terror, the high priest tried and every rule in the book ignored, whopping lies told under oath, found guilty and sentenced to death, paraded before Herod, scourged and led and crucified on Mount Calvary to die the most horrific of deaths. The Jews did go through a certain amount of the above ritual but which ones I have not been able to find in Scripture yet. The analogy of Jesus as High Priest and the Jewish high priest would have badly broken down at nine am on Good Friday and not just because of their nature. Only Jesus was put up onto that cross. It would have been worst still at three pm when Jesus died. When the Jewish high priest tried to kill the sacrificial lamb it escaped. If it was the inner curtain that tore he would just caught the lamb again, killed it and lied like he did about many other things on that day. If it was the outer curtain then the packed courtyard saw all and may have been involved in recapturing this lamb. We know the Jews knew far more about Passover than just killing a lamb at three o’clock on Friday the 14th and applying its blood to the door jambs of their houses. They knew that that sacrificial lamb was going to be their saviour. All they have to acknowledge now is that Jesus Christ was that Saviour and when He comes this time it will not be His first coming but His second. The first visit was to release them from Egyptian slavery but the second one is to take them home to the promised land! And for that to happen they must be grafted back onto the vine, and that vine is Jesus Christ.
Most (all?) Christians are aware of Good Friday and its significance. Once a year, well we can handle that. Any more would involve some deeper thoughts which are really quite unpleasant. But once a year, by the time they surface, the day is almost over and those thoughts will be dead by the same time next year, only to resurface for that day again. They are aware that all those Holy Feasts of the Old Testament are gone, they have been transcribed onto the weekly cycle, they are feasts fifty two times each year. Roman Catholicism amongst others have much to fill the rest of the year with; but now is not the time for snide remarks. Much too much has happened today. It is almost three hours since Jesus died and two hours since the Roman soldier opened up Jesus’ side and all that atonement blood flowed against the side of the altar.

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Neither Jesus’ body nor His blood are going to remain and rot in the ground. They have not sinned, they don’t deserve to and they will not. Jesus is by now in the tomb and He was placed there by two Friday Christians. There were very few Christians on Friday, Nicodemus was one of them. He went back to the bronze snake in the desert like Jesus told him to do and saw salvation at its core. Both he and Joseph of Arimathea were the top of society but being followers of Jesus would just make them laughing stock, they had no problems with, they saw Heaven in Jesus.
Both the body and blood of Jesus had already accomplished much but there were still major roles for both to play. Our sins have played havoc on this day and John has just told us in (17:5) ‘ they have obeyed your word’! Our salvation has been accomplished, right now on Good Friday evening, we don’t have to wait until Sunday morning. The sins that God held us responsible for came in two streams and both ( counting guilt offering which I think is the case it would be three) have been atoned for. One by the blood of Christ and one by His body. Both resulted in Jesus taking the ultimate penalty for sin as pronounced by God to Adam and Eve way back in the Garden of Eden; ‘ If you eat from this tree you will surely die’. The blood of Jesus has just atoned for our confessed, committed, unintentional sins as confessed on the sin offering. His body carried, acted as a frame for our intentional sins, the scapegoat, and were placed into hell to be eradicated. As the frame was sinless it was withdrawn from those fires intact. Both body and blood were split into their human and divine components. As Divinity cannot die neither did the body of Jesus and He ascended into Heaven immediately after 3 o’clock but not with all His blood. We are told that there still would a gush of blood when that Roman soldier opened up the side of Jesus at 4 pm. Much needed to be done in Heaven at this time. It had been defiled by that rebellion way back at the start of time and even the fact that satan and his evil angels had been thrown out their access remained until the door of mercy was closed on them. This door closed on satan and his evil angels for the same reason the door closed on Noah’s ark, on all humanity and also on satan; they did gloat at the misfortunes of Jesus on the cross!

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You are stepping on a minefield if you gloat at anyone. So now they had lost both their place and position in Heaven. Jesus has gone back to Heaven to prepare a PLACE for me in Heaven. The example I use that its address is, if you ever want to find me; Enter the New Jerusalem through the ninth gate, the one with Issachar on it. Count fifteen streets and turn left on the sixteenth. The fourth apartment on the right hand side is my place. My position however can be anywhere, I may even be on my land out in the Holy Place. At three o’clock satan lost both his position and place in Heaven.  // Satan put all into this battle but we are told ‘ he was not strong enough’ His only hope is that when this battle takes place again in some 3,800 years that all those added wicked souls will make the difference.
The main agenda in Heaven at this time is the scroll with seven seals. Its primary function is to re-join Divinity to humanity but according to God’s rules and standards. It is not just a matter of the scroll opening after the seventh seal is broken and we all climb up using the broken seals as steps in to Heaven. The issue here is that of worth; who is worthy to take the scroll from the right hand of God and then open/break its seven seals. The opened scroll does not hit the grounds of earth; when the seventh seal is broken we are all already in Heaven. When fully opened the scroll has a stunning Heavenly beauty and even though we could spend millions of years gazing at its awesome beauty we are only given half of an hour before the next event. So firstly who decides that Jesus is worthy to take this scroll and open it and what grounds is this decision made? If it is Jesus then why was He not worthy to take this scroll from God’s hand one second before 3 o’clock on Good Friday but is worthy one second after 3 o’clock on this very same day? How can two seconds make all the difference?

The reason Jesus was ready at 3 o’clock was because He called, ‘It is finished!’ The reason He did not call one second before was because it was not finished and He was not worthy. But at 3.00 o’clock it was finished and He became worthy.

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He had accomplished our salvation, wiped every sin off our plates for which we are responsible for and was now ready and worthy to re-join us with God. It has already been stated that if this scroll is really about the re-joining of God and man then this can only really occur after the Day of Atonement and it was this reason that I attributed the walls of the New Jerusalem glittering, the corner stones kept changing. But who was it who actually voted Jesus as worthy of taking the scroll and opening it? The three members of the Holy Trinity were involved were also involved in Jesus’ baptism and they seemed to put all events under His control. God the Father certainly did not object to Jesus taking the scroll out of His hand. The Heavenly hosts who have just received Jesus back into their midst after a thirty three year absence were not asked,’ Do you realise that this means Jesus leaving you again and going to the cross, do you still want to vote this way?’ they probably would have voted, ‘ No we don’t!’ But that was not the question. The question was, ‘ Is your Jesus worthy of taking this scroll and opening its seals?’ The answer clearly is, ‘ Yes!’. That was the divine side of things, what about our vote, the human side of things?
The human response is grouped in three categories. The New Testament times are covered by disciples of Jesus; the Old Testament from Abraham to Jesus by the leaders of the twelve tribes and the people of and before Noah’s time by Noah. There are two problems with the twelve apostles; one was Judas was dead at this time whom I replace with Mathias the one the apostles replaced him with, he was there and because all twelve thrones were already occupied when John saw them someone must have taken his place, I take Paul to be that person. What about those people of Noah’s day?

After His death on the cross the Divinity of Jesus descended into the bowls of the earth, figuratively speaking, and preached to the souls of Noah’s day. Jesus showed them the beauty of the cross and what had just been accomplished. The response of that certain select group of souls was such deep gratitude, adoration and worship that their graves swelled up so much they burst open releasing the souls of these times. It was these souls who were in Heaven and no doubt would not just have included Noah but Adam, Eve, Abel, Abraham and many other of Jesus’ disciples.

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I was there as represented by my prayers of acceptance of Jesus as my Saviour as were all who accept Jesus as their Saviour. And the vote was unanimous; ‘ We vote Jesus as worthy and our representative of taking the scroll from God’s hand and rejoining us back with God!’ Just as an aside, if Matthias was there on one of those thrones then why didn’t the apostles accept him at his word? As already pointed out the beauty of what the apostles saw was indescribable and they would not have known who was sitting next to them let alone a circle with people on the other side. But here we have two people claiming to have been there. It is out of the question that either is lying as both are being considered as apostles. They have both experienced a heavenly ‘vision’ if that is what it was but only one of them could have been there in this particular event. They decided to allow the Holy Spirit to tell them. I also have no doubt that Paul and the other eleven disciples spent many hours of discussion and thought about this ‘vision’ or bodily event and just because they could not make up their minds on the issue does not stop me from thinking about it even though I too will not come up with any answer.[ Just because Daniel was not shown answers to his questions does not mean that answers will not be given in end days]  The problem is not just in the old Heaven where these events occurred but also in the Day of Atonement which I am sure would have shown to each of the disciples, including the specialist on end day events, Peter. It was to Peter that Paul showed his credentials.
It was a problem of our understanding of the role of the blood of Jesus. It is not particular to Peter, Paul, Matthias, Noah, Abraham, Adam, Eve, James and even to you and me when we arrive in Heaven as these people did. We arrive in a place where Jesus the High Priest has previously been and brought His own atoning blood to Heaven. As Jesus was the sacrificial lamb this was sacrificial blood and it was used to atone, to cleanse three areas; the Most Holy Place, the Holy Place and the altar. We can forget the altar, it was soaked in His blood. But the real concern was the Most Holy Place. It was from here that the Day of Atonement ceremony began,

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The Most Holy Place and not the Holy Place. None of His disciples of 3.00pm Good Friday were allowed into the Most Holy Place. We will be barred from entering the Most Holy Place when we first arrive in Heaven as it will be full of smoke and the anger of God. And therein drops the penny and the problem remains unsolved.

They WERE allowed into the Most Holy Place and we the saints, who with this group again will not be. Even though we have Christ’s robe of righteousness, we will still be confined to the Holy Place of Heaven. The difference is not our state, they too had resurrected dead amongst them, plus living but they were in the Most Holy Place with God sitting on the throne and all associated trimmings. They should not have been there, they still had the beast within and many sins that they committed but God did not count against them. Calvary’s tree removed the same sins for them as it did for us; intentional plus confessed committed unintentional sins.  Why they were let inside this tiny sheltered area but we are not, even with our robes which we have washed with the blood of the lamb! Still remains a mystery, an article of faith and an area rarely visited, if ever. Some postscripts before we do that. The Old Heaven, the one we spend our first 1,800 odd years in is a different place to the New Heaven of the eternities to come. The theme of the blog will hopefully be that the marker between them will be the Day of Atonement, of all sin. Both have a Most Holy Place and a Holy Place but they are different places. There is a door between them; the Church of Philadelphia, the Church of the door. At the time Paul and his lot were in Heaven the New Heavens did not exist, they were in the Old Heaven. That is not denying the beautiful privilege that was granted them. My prayers were there also but they always go through into that inner Heavenly chamber!  A final departing point, you must see by now that I am fascinated by this subject, is a hypothetical that we have already been through; there is just you and me in a room sitting in two very comfortable lounge chairs such that if we lose consciousness we cannot fall to the ground, just back in our chairs and the Lord for whatever reason shows you a part of Heaven, it could only be the Holy place, our homes for the first 1,800 years.

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The beauty of what you see is such that you start to glow like a glow-worm and the longer you stay the more you glow. When your ‘vision’ in over and you return to earth you may not be able to say anything, but after a while you say, ‘ Julius you are not going to believe this but I have just been to the most beautiful of places, I think I was in Heaven. I don’t know whether I was there in body or spirit…’ I would cut you off. ‘You were not there in body because I have been watching it all the time along and all I saw was that it glowed. That glow has almost completely gone now!’ So what part of you was in Heaven? It is a pity that no one was sitting alongside Paul or any of the twelve other apostles who could tell either; your body has been here all the time or you vanished for a while and have just reappeared again!  But Noah and that resurrected dead lot would now be in Heaven with Jesus and they would be musing; not that long ago we were allowed inside that Most Holy Place!
A similar problem could occur at the second coming of our Lord. He will not come as a ‘mighty angel’ just as an angel, some of His Divinity will be shielded. We will not have to go to Heaven, He will come back to planet earth to collect His own. It is about being in the presence of God and every living soul will have experienced His direct presence. Not one of the living wicked, or the 144,000 foolish virgins will be able to say, ‘We didn’t know of your existence. We thought we all came about what all those ‘knowledgeable scientists’ have been telling us; from the big bang! We came from nowhere and nothing! There has to be an irony there in that double ‘proof’. That nothing really is the most amazing something! But all these thoughts are just hypothetical and our Master shows us what we will be like; as He was after His resurrection! Are we all going to be 33 years old?
That blood from Good Friday has already been used to cleanse the altar and to two Heavenly areas. Some will also be returned on Resurrection Sunday morning, tomorrow, and will bring our Master back to life eternal just as it will do when applied to our foreheads in Heaven, by Jesus Himself.

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We gain life and we see life, we see the face of Jesus Christ; ‘And they shall see His face!’ This has been but one of the streams of the blood of Jesus. This blood carries life everlasting and every drop will be accounted for. It does not deserve to rot and it will not rot. There is still that gush of blood that came from that limp body of Jesus after it had been hanging there for one hour; from 3 to 4pm. Every drop had a purpose then and will do so forever and ever. It was the blood that watered the harvest which is about to ripen and mature, beginning with Pentecost. It is this blood that will prevent God from destroying the earth whilst its saving grace is present. It is this blood that will determine the location of the rebuilt temple, the one that is completely rebuilt after the second coming of our Lord. It is this blood that strangely had the Divine quality removed from it when Jesus left it and went to Heaven at three o’clock of Good Friday. It left a dead body with dead blood in it. How can dead blood be used to water the coming harvest? For those sceptics who say Jesus was not dead, He just needed mouth to mouth resuscitation, they will always exist and will always try to throw doubt on the Word of God which God allows them to do for a purpose. The Roman soldier had no doubt and neither do I that Jesus was dead. ‘If you eat of this fruit you will surely die!’ Has been fulfilled and the bodies and their blood away from God are also dead-dead! If we join with the humanity of Jesus, that one that walked this planet almost two thousand years ago but sent the Holy Spirit to take His place and His Word there is a time soon coming, as soon as tomorrow when Divinity will be applied to our bodies and this will be forever. As to all that blood of Jesus on Mount Calvary then to today, my current thinking is it will remain lifeless until Jesus takes it back to Heaven with Him after the Day of Atonement, just like after Good Friday, actually on. In the meantime God has given us to Jesus as at 3.00 o’clock of Good Friday, the 14th.

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We are one with Him if we choose to be so. Very soon that Roman soldier will open Jesus’ and our sides in the great tribulation. We will spend a very short time in our graves when Jesus will send his angel with that divine blood which will give us life forever. In the meantime this Holy Sabbath, in fact now all those holy days have been done away with and converted into weekly events, so every Sabbath we commemorate the Body of Jesus in His grave. It was there for a very long time so it must be important. It has just been to hell and acted as a scaffold for our sins, but did it need any cleansing itself? Jesus seems to think so. His body was carried by two sinful being from the mountain to His grave, human defilement. On Resurrection Sunday morning He did not allow Mary to touch Him. He first had to present His life, death and resurrection as perfection before He would allow it to be defiled by some, any human being! But He did allow and invited contact after God had accepted Him as perfect. He had indeed drunk every drop from that cup that God the Father had given Him!

The body of Christ maybe many things and the Holy Sabbath there to magnify them but the penny cannot drop on this mystery unless we see the Sabbath of eternity, the Sabbath Day of the Day of Atonement. Here the mystery of the body of Christ as dissected and presented as the burnt offering will only begin to shed some of its secrets. So this should be the role of our specific prayers with the introduction to Heavenly prayer given to us in the Gospel of John, chapter 17. Here God gave Jesus 144 million (??) disciples/ believers of all times to redeem them and start them on their Heavenly journey yet He seems to pull out some disciples for special mention. These were the leaders who would be required to lead His church through the coming storm. But it also applies to anyone with the advanced understanding that they had of the nature of Jesus/God; He was one with God, He was God! They have been sanctified, set aside, purified from sin by the truth! Here lie the roots of Christianity and the fruits these roots produce are twofold; glory to God and love but their base is truth.

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Unfortunately truth today is a relative concept, this will not always be the case, there is a time coming, much sooner for some than others when it will become absolute. Today when you look at Heaven and see only unisex, no male or female you may think that justifies your stand on homosexuality. I would say, ‘Not so. The function of both sexes was the procurement of children and because there are no children born in Heaven is the reason why there is only one sex. It proves homosexuality is wrong because here on earth it is by procurement that society can only survive’. You may look at Acts (20:7) and say the disciples met on Sunday to break bread so that is what Christians should do today. But I would say that the above verse only proves that it was the timetable of the ship that was the determining factor. They only met on Sunday because Paul’s ship was leaving on Monday. If it was leaving on Thursday they would have farewelled Paul on Wednesday. It was not the day of worship that was the issue, it was when Paul’s ship was leaving. You may think the Bible supports long ages, evolution and an everlasting world. I would say, ‘ Not so!’ but the response would necessarily have to be longer. You may believe in many other concepts which I believe are anti-Biblical; the worship of Mary, veneration of saints, alcohol in the Lord’s Supper, Jesus had a sinful nature and literally hundreds of others and if we are both living up to the light that has been shown us we are both right before the eyes of Jesus. That is the wonder and depth of the Good Friday we have just celebrated and should continue to do so on every Friday!
Truth will become absolute in the blinking of an eye when that abomination that causes desolation makes its cry, ‘Here comes the bridegroom, come out and meet him!’ The church, the ten virgins wake up! Concepts become realities. It is no longer a case of, well the Bible could be the Word of God, He may have written these things down to give us confidence in Him, you would think that if anyone knows the future it would be God, He will come back probably in the future to take me to Heaven, He probably does really love me, somewhere He will bring about the end of sin, etc., etc. We actually believe now in all the above and more and it is this truth that sanctifies us, sets us away from sin. Before it was a matter of getting to those garbage bins first to get to the scraps of food and getting to the park to occupy the best sleeping positions.

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All of a sudden those against whom we were competing are our Heavenly brothers and sisters and even if we are at the bin we will look around and make sure they are fed first. We not only surrender our choice sleeping positions but cover our Heavenly brethren with our shirts and blankets if we still have them. The truth has purified us, it has us free and released us into the presence of the Divinity of Christ! We are in the inner sanctum of God and of love. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples that you have love for each other, has finally come to fruition. These are the fruits that result if Jesus Christ is actually the root, we are finally ready for that last leg of our journey to the promised land!
Just because the whole church is asleep today does not mean we are all in the same stage of unconsciousness, some may even have sleep apnoea. They realise that for them they are already in those last forty five days of life’s journey and even that this breath could be their last, and they live accordingly; they show love one for another! If the rest of us are to awaken into that Holy sanctum of love within the Godhead then this concept has to have a foundation, a Biblical foundation and not like the theory of evolution where moulding and attachments are the norm. If you dare criticise mother nature for allowing the happy dino who decided he wanted to become a bird to leap out off that cliff, that she should have known better that the tail was heavier, could not flap as vigorously as its arms and therefore both the conversion rate of hair follicles to feathers and bone density decrease would just not suffice for a smooth landing. It is conceded that for working by chance only she had provided hair follicles that could be converted to feathers and bones when exercised against a low resistance medium like air would change to low density, highly webbed strong structures, both those show real genius! It does not excuse the fact that the poor dino-birdie landed with one hell of a thump! It certainly wiped that cosy smile off its face! Evolutionists will reply that the mother here was testing her concepts of vertical flight; helicopters. She was just confirming the ratio of moving parts to ballast! Couldn’t she have just calculated it? Perhaps chance had not developed that complex relationship within the numbers themselves?
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We can only wake up as wise if we wake into the Jesus that has the Bible as His foundation; both Old and New Testaments. This foundation will begin with and in the Book of Genesis and end with the Book of Revelation. Just because I believe in righteousness by works and get my daily quota or that the Lord’s Sabbath has now been changed to Sunday does not necessarily mean that I am condemned to hell; but that does not make them truth either and would prevent me from being sanctified by their truth. The goal of sanctification is to produce Christian love. If the corollary of this is true then we cannot have Christian love without sanctification; so on earth we can never produce Christian love in its entirety because we will never have the truth. This truth will only ultimately be revealed to us when Jesus teaches His 1,260 tutorial, but on earth we will only at best be able to produce partial Christian love. If we are on the right foundation then we are capable of building a very high edifice of love indeed, and that foundation has to be the Jesus of Genesis and al. That is hopefully where we have been and are going.
The acts of creation the Book of Genesis begins with what are acts of grace and love of our Creator, Jesus Christ. Despite seeing the consequences of His actions down to the minutest detail He still went ahead with His creation. He knew that the Achilles heel, if that is what it can be called, giving a free will to His creatures would result in most rejecting Him. It did not take very long and it was His jewels, Adam and Eve who spurned Him. But the love within Him produced the solution to this problem for anyone who wanted to take advantage of it, as disastrous as they were to our maker. God told Eve, ‘ your seed will crush satan’s head but satan will bruise His heel’. Immediately our antennae should turn on; Eve’s seed. We must follow those genealogies very carefully! There are going to be many false christs whose genealogy will give them away.  His appearance, His crushing, having His heel bruised sounds like the entire length of history; from Heaven back to Heaven. The history of Jesus Christ begins in Genesis which starts in Heaven but it also finishes in Genesis and ends in Heaven. This journey of humanity is recorded for us in God’s Word, the Bible. In golfing terms there is the front nine out and the back nine back to the clubhouse. In Biblical terms it is a year, six months out and six months in.

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In real terms it appears as 7,777 years, 7 months, 7 days and 7 hours is split into two; 3,888 years, 9 months, 18 days and 15 hours on either the central event of time, ‘Good Friday’ ( Yes I am aware that this is not 3 o’clock of Good Friday the 14th of Nissan.)
The journey of God’s people, the Israelites/Jews in sin or Egyptian slavery was long indeed as recorded in the Book of Genesis and they did not receive any answers until Exodus. If at the time that I wrote commentary on Exodus, I had realised that I was commenting on Exodus I would have taken a different approach. Exodus is the Passover and I would have treated this as the climax. The book would have been split into three sections; events leading to Passover, Passover and events leading away from Passover. So this book was the release of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery and the start of their journey to the promised land; Leviticus. In our time, which all these events described are supposed to foreshadow it is Passover of Good Friday, some 2,000 years ago where our journey to the promised land actually began, so where are we today? What can the next Book of Leviticus tell us?
Well if its title was ‘ the Day of Atonement’ I would not have had any excuse for missing its theme and therefore divided it into three sections; events, rules and regulations leading to the approach and preparation for the Day of Atonement, the Day of Atonement and events and precautions leading away from this the most Holy of days.

There certainly can be no confusion about the Book of Numbers; it is about numbers. Having been released from slavery at Passover we started on our journey to the promised land. We got there and received our final clean up and now we are ready to enter the New Jerusalem which is soon to appear out of the heavens, so what must we quickly do; check the numbers of our tribe to see is anyone who is supposed to be here has not missed out. But what criteria did Heaven use to decide on who’s in and who’s out? Sounds like we are going to have to encounter Moses’ bronze snake in the desert, the one Jesus sent Nicodemus back to.
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Since Good Friday has already occurred and we have been set free from Egyptian slavery our journey may finish far sooner than we expect; that last breath could even have been our last. All of God’s people , bar the 144,000 wise virgins will have to be awoken by Jesus at His second coming to begin that very last heavenly leg, which could take about 1,800 years. This long time would not have been set aside by God if it was not necessary. Much happens in these years and show us a lot about the nature of God. The preparation for the eternities is thorough indeed. The patience of God is certainly a shining light! In the meantime events around us show things are going from bad to worse. There are only two types of government in the Bible; theocracy and everything else. Things went wrong under theocracy but as the leaders  were appointed by God the people could call out and demand that God address the mistakes. We are responsible for our own system of government! In the meantime we are in that period where, ‘Many hearts will grow cold but he who lasts out to the end will be saved!’.
Chapter 26; Blessings of obedience; verses 1- 13  ; ‘But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemy will eat it up. I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemy; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you. If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. I will also break down your pride and power; I will make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze. Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit. If then, you act hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins. I will let loose among you the beasts of the field, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and reduce your number so that your roads lie deserted.

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And if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me, then I will act with hostility against you, and I, even I, will strike you seven time for your sins. I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather into your cities. I will send pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands. When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread I one oven, and they will bring back your bread in rationed amounts, so that you will eat and not be satisfied. Yet if in spite of this you do not obey Me, then I will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins. Further, you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat. I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you. I will lay waste your cities as well and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your soothing aromas. I will make the land desolate so that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it. You, however, I will scatter among and draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste. Then the land will enjoy its sabbaths all the days of the desolation, while you are in your enemies land; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your sabbaths, while you were living on it. As for those who maybe left, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the land of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee as though from the sword, and they will fall. They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand up before your enemies. But you will perish among the nations, and your enemies land will consume you. So for those of you who maybe left will rot away because of their iniquity in the land of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them. If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me and also in acting with hostility against Me—I also was acting in hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies—or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity, then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land.

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For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meantime will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected my ordinances and their soul abhorred my statutes. Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so abhor them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God. But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations that I might be their God, I am the lord. These are the statutes and ordinances and laws which the Lord established between Himself and the sons of Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai.’
The Israelites may have had many complaints against God, but not being warned of the consequences of misbehaviour was not one of them. The more they misbehaved the worse the consequences and as reluctant as God was to punish them, ultimately punishment came. This became the history of the Jews. Not all 46 verses each time, but the more and longer they rebelled the more of these verses came into play and the above verses give the background to a book which we will study; the Book of Daniel. As far as I know they did not eat their children here, but most of the other calamities did occur here. God had had enough! The ultimate sign of His anger was to allow the destruction of His temple, which happened under the Babylonians and end day events were put into place.
There are a number of facets of these verses that are difficult to explain and have far reaching consequences. Why doesn’t God list an order of the seriousness of sin? Is all sin, sin? Why did God stress the Sabbath of the land so seriously?  He is going to make it the issue over which He pulls the pin on evil and begin the Babylonian destruction, at least there is much warning that He will do it. To be placed so high on His warning list it must have heavenly consequences for the eternities to come. We have to imply that in Heaven when we are given our block of land that it also will have to stand fallow for one year in seven. So we will also have not only seven day sabbaths but also fifty two week years. ( or however God will arrange the new moon and sun around us) Does this mean that there will also be seven lots of seven years, or a year of Jubilee?

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Does this mean that  if the Jews gained their country in 1948 and have not kept their land fallow every seven years then as in Babylonian times their quota of seventy years runs out in 2018 and their land will also lay desolate? It is the big picture that only God can answer and that answer may already be in the Bible.
The above picture is only the earthly step where Jesus wants us to start. Passover in Egypt was only the earthly step to Good Friday on Mount Calvary. There are similarities between them but there are also major differences. Likewise with the Day of Atonement we have been studying; it is but the earthly step to the coming heavenly Day of Atonement.

The above warnings of blessings and curses seems to be particularly applicable to the destruction by the Babylonians with one exception; the Jews killing and eating their own children. It had happened before so they know this is no bluff, and if this repulsion and revulsion was not going to stop them from drifting away from God nothing would! Those are the dimensions of the size, shape and substance of the beast within us. The only thing that seems to keep it at bay is the fire of hell on Mount Calvary. The closer we can get to that and the longer we can stay there the further this beast is pushed into the background! But unfortunately this does not happen until the 9th of July, the day before the Day of Atonement. We look into those fires and the beast within dies allowing us to experience the full on worship of the burnt offering and the pattern of Heavenly worship will have been established for ever and ever.
The above rules and statutes that the Jews were supposed to obey were not unrealistic, God realised that both the beasts and satan were in full operation modes and He carefully buffered and planned each one. The Jews could and did keep these statutes with success for varying periods of time, but the general trend continued down and when it got as low as the time of the Babylonians God drew the line in the sand; the beginning of end day events as symbolised by the statue of evil in Daniel with its head of gold; Nebuchadnezzar. then began.

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So God’s people were only expected to keep an outline of God’s rules and only to a very shallow depth after to Day of Atonement when in reality the journey back from the 10th of July to the 14th of January had already begun. It started off with the highest hopes and ideals but once they did eat of the forbidden fruit it was downhill ever on wards until that release from sins bondage, Passover.
So the earthly cycle, the earthly step for God’s people, the Israelites was 14th of January to the 10th of July ( six months minus four days); then 10th of July to the 14th of January ( six months plus four days) then onto 10th of July ( 6m-4days)then onto 14th January ( 6m+4days) …. Until Good Friday. The timing in this blog implies a cycle of 1st January to 1st July to 1st January to 1st July…etc. which clearly is not the case. The year did not begin with Passover but with a fourteen day period of preparation for this wondrous event; the people had to prepare and both satan and the beast given their last chance of surrender. Neither took advantage of this offer. The timing of events around the 10th of July will remain a mystery until we accept the inevitable; Jesus Christ has to go back to the cross to bring an end to sin and atone for ever last trace of sin out of every corner of the universe! Even though the cycle that the Jews went through from 14th of January to the 10th of July was almost six months it was not exactly so.
But its fit to the big picture of the history of God’s people from Heaven and back to Heaven to be so similar it must be more than just a coincidence. It also is half in and half out, but probably not exactly. Here there is going to be only one cycle; Heaven/Eden to Passover of Good Friday, a half of time and the other half of time being Good Friday to the Day of Atonement, a period in which we are roughly half way through, but the time altering event, our journey back to the promised land has occurred and this involved major structural changes. The biggest change was our release from Egyptian slavery, our release from sin, but being released from sin there was a different level of behaviour now expected. Before Good Friday at best we could do was to roughly obey these requirements and only on a superficial way. After the cross, having had all our sins expunged we were now expected to keep all these laws down to the level of the jot and title but as both satan and the beast continue to exist we are unable to do. Jesus Christ is able and He has done this for us; all we have to do is to accept His gracious life, death and resurrection as ours. It is there for the offer and it is free! It is the grace of God! The complexity of events on homeward journey are mind boggling and I still believe the key lies in Good Friday. How Good Friday the 14th, followed 15th and 16th, in January  became not Good Friday 14th of July and 15th and 16th but it became 10th of July and 15th and 16th. Those four days; 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th must continue to be the subject of our prayers for further elucidation.

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It may appear that typing in those previous 46 verses was just an exercise in typing but this is not so. The commentary I could have made could be found in any commentary on this book would rightfully leave me open to the charge of plagiarism, one problem I could do without. But it is actually from this typing that I get ideas. This has been my advice to any older person (let’s cut out the euphemism; an old person!) that this is the best brain food that is available! It is not just a matter of reading the Word of God, from paper to mind, but it is the other half of this cycle, from the mind, through the fingers of Word back to paper which completes the cycle. There is going to be a lot of this now, including chapter 27, Rules concerning Valuations and then the Book of Numbers which with my dyslexia will result in mirror images of numbers. That does not change the fact that this is the Word of God and therefore there to teach us. The overall impression from typing these 46 verses was God speaking to the Israelites; ‘you have just come from the Day of Atonement where you have been cleaned of sin. All sin including intentional and unintentional both confessed and unconfessed. You have been shown the significance of the body of Christ as dissected into its components. To keep you on the straight and narrow I am giving you the results of what will happen to you if you obey Me, but I am also giving you the consequences of what will happen if you disobey Me. I expect you to fall on many occasions but also to repent and come back to Me. But these falls and comebacks will only be tolerated for a certain period of time. I am drawing the line in the sand and it is based on a rule which you think is irrelevant. The soil must be given rest for a complete year every seven years. It is on this line once you have crossed it that the end of time events will be triggered; the Babylonian captivity. This rest of one year every seven is a heavenly rule which will be strictly obeyed for the eternities. I made the soil so I know when and for how long its equilibrium takes to re-establish just like I made you and know how long and when your equilibrium is re-established. The Heavens of the eternities will consist of a weekly Bible study , climaxing in full on worship every Sabbath day, worshipping Me as your redeemer, but there will also be a second string to your bow, one which very few took advantage of on the Old Earth, to worship Me as your creator.

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To enable you to do this you will be allocated certain portions of land, not in the Most Holy Place, the New Jerusalem but in the Holy Place outside it. It will be flooded by my presence as the pearly gate with your tribes name on it will never be closed. Here you will see some of My creative powers as you watch that incalculable variety of plants growing, and the fauna as well. You will see how flowers develop, the incredible detail of the bumble bee, the 2,400 reactions that occur ( or whatever the number is) when light reacts with chlorophyll and you will see each one in detail. You will be able to study My ingenuity as Christ the Creator and you will be surprised how that brings into My Holy Realm. But My master plan involves allowing an equilibrium to establish itself within the soil, something I want you to get used to now as it is also just as critical in your soils on earth. There the evil one knew how critical this link was and so destroyed the credibility of the book that dealt with My creation; the Book of Genesis. By introducing the theory of evolution satan destroyed the earthly step into Heaven, but it will be restored and you will be surprised what a lift it gives up to the New Jerusalem. (Watching the master deceiver, David Attenborough, recently of kangaroos was rather informative as they occur quite often on country golf courses in Australia. His usual modus operandi is to enthral you, to focus your attention on the beauty of God’s creation and having done so he brings out the shovel with the crap on it; mother nature used evolution to do; this time he was explaining why kangaroos had short front legs and only used  their rear legs for propulsion. Not that I am not already a devoted fan of that mother and how she uses her evolution. The theory goes that as the baby kangaroo had to work its way out of mother’s pouch and to do so the mother gave it short front legs to pull up with but long back legs to push with! Viola, bipedal propulsion! It really is quite amazing how the mother by chance, and by chance alone can work out such a simple solution! This also explains why the kangaroo has a long tail; if it slips back into the pouch it can stand on its tail and will not slide right back to the bottom of the pouch! Also if something bites it on the bum, well we can see the consequences of that! Next episode we will be told that by standing on its tail evolution is preparing the beast for a career in the circus!

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Is there anything, anywhere that evolution cannot explain?  The practicality of this show was just how powerful that kick of the kangaroo really is. Up to now when challenged by a male I have responded by pulling out a steel shafted club but will  not do so in future, I will just walk away.

Leviticus chapter 27: Rules concerning Valuations.
Verses 1-  ; ‘ Again, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “ Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘ when a man makes a difficult vow, he shall be valued according to your valuation of persons belonging to the Lord. If your valuation is of the male from twenty years even to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary. Or if it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels. If is from five years even to twenty years old then your valuation shall be twenty shekels of silver for the male, and for the female the valuation shall be three shekels of silver. If they are from sixty years old and upwards, if it is a male, your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels. But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be placed before the priest and the priest shall value him; according to the means of the one who vowed, the priest shall value him. Now if it is an animal of the kind which men can present as an offering to the Lord, any such that one gives to the Lord shall be holy. He shall not replace it or exchange it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; or if he does exchange an animal for an animal then both it and the substitute shall become holy. If, however, it is an unclean animal of the kind which men do not present as an offering to the Lord, then he shall place the animal before the priest. The priest shall value it as either good or bad ; as you, the priest, value it, so it shall be. But if he should ever wish to redeem it, then he shall add one fifth of it to your valuation. Now if a man consecrates his house as holy to the Lord, then the priest shall value it as either good or bad ; as the priest shall value it, so it shall stand. Yet if the one who consecrates it should wish to redeem his house, then he add one-fifth of your valuation to it, so that it may be his. Again, if a man consecrates to the Lord part of the fields of his own property, then your valuation shall be proportionate to the seed needed for it; a homer of barley seed at fifty shekels of silver. If he consecrates his field as of the year of jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand. If he consecrates his field after the jubilee, however, then the priest shall calculate the price for him proportionate to the years that are left until the jubilee; and it shall be deducted from your valuation. If the one who consecrates it should ever wish to redeem the field, then he shall add one fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may pass to him.

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Yet if he will not redeem the field, but has sold the field to another man, it may no longer be redeemed; and if it reverts in the jubilee, the field shall be holy to the Lord, like a field set apart; it shall be for the priest as his property. Or if he consecrates to the Lord a field which he has bought, which is not a part of the field of his own property, then the priest shall calculate for him the amount of your valuation up to the year of jubilee; and he shall on that day give your valuation as holy to the Lord. In the year of jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom he bought it, to whom the possession of the land belongs. Every valuation of yours, moreover, shall be after the shekel of the sanctuary. The shekel shall be twenty gerahs. However, a firstborn among animals, which as firstborn belongs to the Lord, no man can consecrate it; whether ox or sheep, it is the Lord’s. But if it is among the unclean animals, then he shall redeem it according to your valuation and add to it a fifth of it; and if it is not redeemed, then it shall be sold according to your valuation. Nevertheless, anything which a man sets apart to the Lord out of all that he has, of man or animal or of the fields of his own property, shall not be sold or redeemed. Anything devoted to destruction is most holy to the Lord.

No one who may have been set apart among men shall be ransomed; he shall be put to death. Thus all the tithe of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s; it is holy to the Lord. If, therefore, a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one fifth of it. For every tenth part of the herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the Lord. He is not to be concerned whether it is good or bad, nor shall he exchange it; or if he does exchange it, then both it and the substitute shall become holy. It shall not be redeemed.’ “ These are the commandments which the Lord commanded Moses for the sons of Israel at Mount Sinai.’
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The theme of these 34 verses seems to be the same as the previous 46 verses; obedience equals delight, disobedience is disaster, but changes from a national to individual level. It should apply to pre-cross, post-cross and apocalyptic eras. All would go well, at every level, to God’s people if they obeyed His commandments. They would not have to go to the bank to take out a mortgage for life to get themselves a roof over their heads. But voluntary slavery was still an option. God would give them land and it was theirs for the generations to come unless they showed such contempt for this privilege and ‘double sold it’, then it would pass onto the priests. This suggests that any calamity that occurred to individuals was self-inflicted. These could include laziness, resulting in hunger, drunkenness, prostitution or a myriad of other malaises. No doubt satan had gambling of some kind in there as well. God knew that people would fall into hard times and made rules as to how far these unfortunate people could be exploited, especially when it came to hunger. These individuals could sell whatever they had, including themselves on the open market and throw their fate into the hand’s of God’s representatives, the priests. The priest must have presented a better option because if they cheated these vulnerable individuals the complaint would be made to God, it is He who would be being disgraced and He act at the right time. Certainly the Jews of Christ’s time specialised in stealing the property of little old ladies but if priests were involved many of these little old ladies would have seen these priests receive their come and upping’s.
The better option was the priests. Their currency could not float with the waves as it does today; it was fixed to the temple shekel. The amounts involved were mostly fixed and any discretion the priest was given could not be used to bring dishonour to God. They would have to treat their fellow citizens humanely. When circumstances changed there should be no problems with redemption, freedom. But as the NASBSB points out ( p171; 27:28) there is all the difference between devoting and dedicating something to the Lord. Devoting is an irreversible process, once given it stays. So is the tithe of the land devoted or dedicated? We are told that it does belong to the Lord yet a part of it can be redeemed? Should we tithe today or was this just an Old Covenant requirement?

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This issue is raised more strongly with the dealings of Melchizedek with Abraham. Abraham did not go to Melchizedek to give his tithes, Melchizedek came to Abraham. God expects a return of some of the bounties He has given. They were given so that we could show gratitude and not harbour grudge! It must be painfully obvious that I don’t have much of an idea about Jewish pre Good Friday life , so where does this leave us in post cross days?
You would expect changes as we change from preparation for our heavenly journey, pre-cross, from packing to actual travel, and changes there were. It is still about obedience but not of that low level that was expected of the Israelites. If they couldn’t even obey at that lower level, the earthly step, then how can we behave at the level of perfection where Heaven expects us to operate at? The answer is devotion and not dedication. There is still a place for dedicating babies and children to the Lord and placing an extra buffer around them to protect from the evil one but what the Lord requires of us is devotion. ‘Anything devoted to destruction is most holy to the Lord’. Devoting ourselves to God will first and foremost require the destruction of self. It is required of it death by drowning as in the baptismal font, and out of this death springs something that is most holy to the Lord. It is the union we have acquired with the life of Jesus Christ, a life that has been obedient to the level of perfection to God’s law! We have been washed from our sins by His blood of Good Friday, all sins God counted against us are gone and we can now behave as people who are free from sin but only if we substitute the life of Jesus Christ as our own. Our journey to the promised land has indeed begun! We are a part of this journey because of our faith in His grace and the love He showed by His life death and resurrection. But it is not a blind faith, or at least does not have to be.
That is the role of the Book of Genesis and it is because of this role that satan has made every effort in destroying its relevance and credibility by the universal introduction of the theory of evolution. We would not go to an airport and stare at a 380-Airbus and admire mother nature assembling this awesome structure just by chance and how wonderful evolution really is, we would have awe and admiration for the designers and builders of what we are admiring, and they deserve it! But as magnificent as this structure is it has no life; it cannot repair any of its own faults, it cannot reproduce itself, nor can it find its own food and feed itself. It is a very clever assembly of dead parts and it is dead. Yet the very same people can look at a living cell which can do all of the above and much more and wonder at the ingenuity of chance, it just happened by itself; evolution! Their faith is in nothing because that ultimately is the only source where their beliefs start. In Heaven this trend is reversed and a major part of our existence.

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By looking at the flora and fauna and skies opens the door of our faith and allows us to see inside the nature of God and it carries the same function here on earth; our faith in our heavenly journey does not have to be a blind faith! He did all that and out of nothing and He can and will save you to spend the eternities to come and be with Him if you so wish!
Unfortunately, however, our journey must necessarily begin on this planet and in this life. For some who die, even as late as their last breaths their earthly components of this journey is only seconds long. For others it may even be in the order of one hundred years, but both are infinitesimally small in comparison to the time periods to come. It not how long your earthly journey has been but whether or not it has started. The Heavenly end is automatic, it is spontaneous! Once we begin our earthly journeys proper, satan will be given a chance to derail you and he has a proven repertoire he follows with great success, once we learn the technique of telling him he is wasting his time with us, go pick on someone else the journey is so much easier now and we feel foolish we had not begun it before. His technique has already been pointed out on numerous occasions; doubt. Doubt in Scripture and doubt in how you are sailing are most common. ‘No I don’t understand this Scripture you are pointing out but neither do I understand anything else in reality!’ Those who do understand are usually given many letters after their names like Piled Higher and Deeper. Technically that means that we all sing from the same song sheet. If we hear a dog barking we spontaneously bark also! This is certainly applicable to the fields of endeavour that set out to disprove the reliability of the Bible! His doubt about your life are also irrelevant. Your salvation is only dependant on what Jesus Christ has done and independent of what you have done. So your response to his doubts should be “So, what is the news?”  But where do I find a Bible based church where I can start this journey? God’s church on earthly has almost as many branches and sub-branches as it does members. It is the harvest of Good Friday and does not just contain wheat but a surprisingly large amount of tares, of rubbish for which I am most grateful to be included.

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The sorting of the harvest is about to occur but today it is still a combined harvest. Watching the Royal Easter Show recently on the news I realised why so many Christians have chips on their shoulders; they have been competitors in the wood chopping events! Any Christian is supposed to test all ideas whether they be in this blog or any other source against Scripture; that is what the Bereans did and we should do also. Your dilemma is that the only Scripture the Bereans had was the Old Testament and you do not believe in the Old Testament! How can you test against something you do not believe in? It was that Jesus you claim to follow Who told Nicodemus to go back to the Old Testament and added if he did not believe in the earthly step, the Old Testament then he was wasting his time in looking to the Heavenly step of the New Testament. And that is exactly what I am doing in this blog; trying to relate both Testaments!
In post cross times people chose democracy over theocracy, actually well before. You can no longer go to God and ask for your plot of ground on this planet, you now have to go to your friendly loan shark who mostly will not operate with the temple shekel as the unit of currency and blogs have been written on these frauds. There would be many more as the technique they have of picking the vulnerable is quite advanced and rarely fails. Anything goes to make the dollar and the only crime is that of being caught.
We have arrived at the end of the Book of Leviticus, the earthly step to the Heavenly Day of Atonement, and as with any earthly step it introduces us to the Heavenly step but there are differences also. There is no longer any for any of those laws about disobedience as obedience is spontaneous. There is no need to dedicate our homes and fields to God, they no longer exist and been replaced by God given heavenly apartments and fields. There is no need to dedicate any of our clean animals to God, they were holy and set aside for God but their destruction was symbolic of the Heavenly Lamb of God Who was destroyed on Passover and again Day of Atonement.

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There is no need of dedication of self as it was because of this act that we are now standing in the Holy Place with our necks stretched upwards, along with John, waiting for the New Jerusalem to materialise and settle on top of that humongous plateau we are looking at. There is no need for all those by-laws of how we should be treated when we get into difficulties, there will be no difficulties and no need for redemption. We do not have to be told how to treat fellow believers, the truth has set us free and our love is spontaneous. We have been shown the Daily Sacrifice. So here we are at the Book of Numbers.
As already stated had I known the central teaching of the book, its climax, I would split the book into three sections; the approach to, the climax and departure from. The climax of the Book of Leviticus was the Day of Atonement and to me certainly was not obvious in its title. The climax of the Book of Exodus, Passover should have been obvious but was not. I missed both because I had missed the theme of the Book of Genesis where they both originate from. I did realise that it started from Heaven and the outward journey of man but did not realise that it was the backward journey as well. It is the circle of time with Genesis being the diameter. It probably is the place where we are symbolically standing now with our outstretched necks in anticipation of the arrival of the New Jerusalem. It could be as little as two days ago. Friday the 9th of July when Eve’s seed, Jesus Christ, crushed satan’s head in the battle of the grapes which was followed be Sabbath the 10th of July, the Day of Atonement where satan bruised Jesus’ heel by causing people to commit unconfessed unintentional sins which are now going to bruise the heel of Jesus. The Day of Atonement was not possible without Good Friday  as it was the atoning blood from Passover that began the ceremony; and it is here on earth now waiting to be used for that particular purpose.
The Book of Numbers should also have a climax. Yes we have to have ourselves organised in twelve tribes to enter this Most Holy Place which is about to appear.

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Every member of our tribe must be accounted for and specific checks made for Revelation (22:14,15) ‘ Blessed are they who wash their robes, that they may the right to the tree of life

and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murders, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehoods’. These verses are only six verses from the end of the Bible and must be important for Jesus to say them at such a late stage. It is as if we throw a last glance over our shoulders when the clock of eternity is about to kick in. The old has indeed gone for good and we are not just doubly or triply sure there were no mistakes but at least quadruply sure!
At first I was not going to copy any of the numbers across as these cannot be Heavenly numbers of the tribes now lined up and waiting for the New Jerusalem on at least the following grounds; (1); The twelve tribes in Heaven are of equal sizes, these are not, (2) The tribes in Heaven are not made up of males and females but are unisex. In the earthly tribes only the males are counted.(3) To be included in the earthly census you had to be between 20 to 60 years old (could go to war), in Heaven there are no young or old just the one age, probably the same as our Lord and Master was when He went back to Heaven, 33 ?? In a way this is appropriate as whilst on earth only soldiers are included. Our battle is against and organised army of evil with which we will have to battle for the rest of our lives. The final two battles will certainly be against organised armies!  We cannot be too old or too young to battle. In Heaven the battles are over and there is no need for warriors.( I will add others as they come to mind) To attempt to comment on the 36 following chapters seems a mind boggling task and only so much can be achieved on a first effort as it was with the Book of Revelation. But the next time I attempt to analyse Revelation I would expect to glean more from it than on the first run and so it should be with the Book of Numbers.
CHAPTER ONE; The Census of Israel’s Warriors

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Verse I; ‘ The  Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, ‘.

Israel had left Egypt one year and two weeks ago but the numbering did not begin from this event. Their year started off with their redemption from Egyptian slavery just like the Christian years end and begin with B.C and AD, the years of our redemption from sins slavery by our Lord ( see NASBSB, p 177, 1:1), but the numbering system only applies from base to base and hopefully finish up at that final Heavenly base! These numbers and those of Revelation do not include those who do not pass through the Red Sea or the baptismal font. They are not considered. You not only have to come out of the Red Sea which is not the end of the journey but only the start but the proceed onto and become a member of God’s people where Jesus will speak to you personally in your tent of meeting; your heart. Now you have been included in the Heavenly census, now you have left and started your journey onto the promised land. I am still sure that if I decided to leave slavery on the 15th but died before I got to the baptismal font that the Lord would look ahead into my life as if it had not been taken and respond accordingly! Having established our home base as the Temple of God we are now ready to start on our journey to the promised land.
Verses 2-16  ; ‘ Take a census of all the congregation of the sons of Israel, by their families, by their father’s households, according to the number of names, head by head from twenty years old and upward, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel you and Aaron shall number them by their armies. With you, moreover, there shall be a man of each tribe, each one head of his father’s household. These are the names of the men who shall stand with you; of Rueben, Elizur the son of  Shedeur; of  Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai; of Judah,  Nahshon the son of  Amminadab; of Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar; of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon; of the sons of Joseph; of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur; of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni; of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai; of Asher, Pagiel, the son of Ochran; of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel; of Naphtali, Ahira the son of  Enan.

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These are they who were called of the congregation, the leaders of their fathers tribes, they were the heads of divisions of Israel.’
As we are about to start dealing with literal numbers, despite what all the critics say, it would be helpful to have a best based Biblical scenario to compare them to, the final number of saints in Heaven. It maybe somewhere in the Bible and we have not come across it yet but if it is not given then Jesus must have a good reason for withholding it. The three (?) approaches I can think of are;
1; Using the 144,000 wise virgins who were offered as first fruits to God after the second coming of our Lord. (Biblical fact. I will use this term when I think it is Bible based but not give references as this blog is not for novices but for those who have been struggling with these issues and this could be a possible solution to your problem. You don’t references, just credible solutions amongst others. At first I tried to add any new work to the bottom of the blog, rather than at the top which is what is happening now. But I now think that this is the right order as my ideas are constantly changing and these right now are the latest. Ideas should certainly be dependent on Scripture but less so on every day unfolding events, present day thinking is;) Back then the scenario I intended to follow was that I was one of the foolish virgins left behind.
The beast of evil, along with the dragon, that caused that massive wave of evil that flooded over Mount Calvary on Good Friday, almost drowning our Saviour, was the beast under the control of its fourth head. Even though Scripture names the other three heads as Babylon, Medes and Persians and Greece it gives no handle to the fourth. It is too terrible to try to name, so it can’t be as obvious as Rome as this is the only choice that was left; Rome conquered the Greeks and was the dominant power at the time of Christ but is not so named? It may contain Rome as an element, which certainly was the case first time around when the beast was killed, pulverised and burnt in hell’s fires on Mount Calvary but as this blog suggests that this horrible indescribable beast at least in part is also a major player in the second coming of our Lord. Back then it was pagan Rome but now could be Papal Rome when the Jesuits are finally given authority to carry out the functions for which they were created for. They are not the only ones who have a passionate hate for Protestant Christians. Back then that hate for our founder was displayed by His own people, a hate they maintained even after the death of Jesus. They have not been able to put that hate of the ages into practice until now, their first real chance to do so.
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If Rome is a part of that evil fourth head then the USA has to be the other. Recently President Trump was getting quite excited about describing his chocolate cake he shared with the Chinese premier when and aid whispered something to him. Trump announced that the USA had dropped 58 tomahawk missiles on Iraq. His aid bent over and whispered something else. Without blinking or change of tone he announced that was 58 missiles were dropped on Syria and went on getting excited about his chocolate cake! He didn’t know, he didn’t care, he didn’t want to know where those missiles were being dropped. He was the puppet and not the one pulling the strings. The Jew today is the major string puller today and Trump has been told to sit back and watch the fireworks display. Using that awesome power of American military might the Jew is establishing the ground rules for the coming conflict; and there is only one rule and that is we do as we want! He started by honing and sharpening his skills on Muslims but with time has introduced an ever increasing proportion of Christians. That proportion will increase to 100% Protestant at a God allowed time. It will be instigated by a breakdown of our society.
Two very nice controllable ones would be a financial crash or war. Been there, done that and know exactly how it works, should not have any surprises! Harder to control would be a meteor strike or ’aliens’. It seems incomprehensible that all these clever scientists with trillions of dollars of equipment and claim to see over to the edge of the universe but cannot see an object that could easily destroy the world until they see it on TV?  With all that horrible smell there has to be a rat out there somewhere! One of my favourite topics, ‘aliens’ are not ‘aliens’ at all, they are people who asked God to leave this world before Noah’s flood, were given permission, did leave and have returned and guess what? Are they similar to us? Very much so! For this to occur I think three conditions had to be met; there were only very few of them, they were present at the cross on Good Friday and they have the same Scripture as us and with their genetic purity and longevity were streets ahead of us in technology. They are us!
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Living in these troubled end day time was an individual named JK whose study of the Bible led him to believe that God would prepare His people and look after them in these last days as He had for all times before. The specific problem was however how much of the Bible was about after the second coming. It did not seem as simple as ‘and the goodies went to Heaven but the badies went to hell, full stop!’ He tried to follow the history of one of these people who were left behind and what better way of writing it than to assume that I was one of them; the 144,000 foolish virgins. I can recount what has happened up to now and then try to follow events as in the Book of Numbers.
Events had been brewing for a while but the wakeup call was when Christianity was declared to be a terrorist organisation, not all Christians/Protestants, just those fundamentalists who because of their in-transient beliefs caused all those problems in the world. By insisting that the Bible as the only source of truth all they did was to cause hate and one of the hardest things to accept at the time was the condemnation of other Christians. Yes, they agreed the world would be a peaceful place without them, these fundamentalists! The Bible teaches love but all they bring is hate! The laws against terrorists had been established worldwide by then and initially involved confiscation of property, jail and finally death.

For whatever the reason JK was in the first batch that was jailed and in no time at all the jails were cleared of criminals to make room for the real criminals, these terrorist, fundamentalists. So were in the right company and did not waste our time. We knew that we soon be released for 140 day harvest that was about to eventuate and with prayer we prepared accordingly. We knew and believed as the Book of Daniel had told us that the beast was going to do a change face in tactics, if he couldn’t beat us it would join us and now even though his battle was some 1,800 years in the future he only had 185 days of preparation! We knew that this harvest’s would ask us the released jail birds to be their leaders and it was going to our function to prepare them for the Great Tribulation and the second coming of Jesus Christ.

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Prepare we did and released we were to what seemed to be a surreal situation. Well it could have been a surreal situation except in our preparation we saw that this was going to happen. One minute condemned, hateful, fundamentalist Bible based Christians next minute not only released from jail and given our Bibles back, satan has removed the major stumbling block to belief in this Holy Book; admitted that Piltdown Man version two the backup; Billions of years old earth, the Bible is right, the earth is only thousands of years old and been through Noah’s flood and told to preach this Bible!
The ages of the earth and evolution must have been a major stumbling block for the red letter Christians of the day because once removed the harvest really starts to roll in! It is not just the ages of the earth that was the problem, creationists themselves have changed. They rightly pointed out the creation over seven days as the issue but missed the point of this seven days creation; It generated a Holy day which had God’s blessings imposed on it. They regarded the Sabbath day as a side issue thereby cancelling its blessings! That has now been corrected and the blessings start to flow! The other problem of most creationists is their naiveté! Their greenness make the green on some of Woolies fresh green meat look positively grey! If you told them the full story of the moon landings they would not assimilate them instantaneously and say ‘Wow!’ How on their first attempt they nearly landed right on top of Lance Armstrong, all pumped up on chemo drugs and preparing in anaerobic, extreme temperature conditions for his solo ride around the Sun! They all refused to drop him there on their way back home despite his reassurances that he would be long! I have often wondered how those London bombers got their training to catch non-existent trains. What better place than on the moon?  Or how Marin Bryant acquired that accuracy ability that he had when he could not even hold up a gun? On the moon where his only target was Lance and he only kept moving! The London bombers were difficult to predict when they would appear or where they would appear! Our authorities struggle is against really clever people! He certainly put a full magazine into those planes that were practising for their September the 11th feats! He actually thought that he had shot them down! He couldn’t work out why they hit the mountain on the same spot every time! His shooting was definitely getting better! Wake up creationists, September the 11th will appear on us just as unpredictable as it did then! Naivety is a most powerful weapon of satan!
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For newly released JK he finds himself in a strange situation. To be the leader of such a large group of people which is about to flourish, when the largest group that he had led before was his family, is novel indeed. We do not treat the situation as our harvest will be over 140 days then followed by 45 days but that today could well be our last day for any of us and we pray for each other accordingly. The love and concern that we show for each other acts as a most powerful attraction for other Christians and the numbers are almost unmanageable! But as we well knew, day 140 does come and even though we know what is in stall for the remaining 45 days the changes are difficult to absorb. This abomination that causes desolation that Jesus spoke of. 1,260 days of terror under the beast out of the sea has finished and day one of the beast out of the earth begins.
The day Christians were released from jail was certainly a turning point but only tiny in comparison to what happens on day 1,261!

The abomination does appear as Scripture has foretold, it makes the announcement; ‘Here comes the bridegroom, come out and meet him!’ Within a very short period of time since that announcement, Jerusalem lies desolate and destitute, the 1,260 days of terror of the beast out of the sea are over and the 45 days before the second coming of our Lord,  the beast out of the earth, have begun. The marked difference between the two beasts is their way to defining ‘terrorist’. The sea beast’s was very wishy washy; it only included those who were game enough to stand up for their Lord. They believed Him when He said ‘ if you deny Me then I will also deny you before My Father’. There are no nuances or ambiguities about the earth beast. Satan may have admitted to telling lies about the age of the earth but he has not relinquished his hold on evolution, in fact it now comes to the fore. The new beast introduces a cashless society; plastic cards. But the condition for you receiving your piece of plastic is that you also sign that you believe in evolution; the mark of the beast. So the distinction is now very clear cut and has encompassed all those wood worm believers. If you do not have a plastic credit card, you have not signed in your belief, you will fall by the sword. If you do have a card, then you are safe!

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If you do not believe then you have not received a mark on your forehead but the fact that you are using the plastic you do have a mark on your hand. Only one mark is required to keep you out of Heaven, you don’t need two!
The authorities will not have to come around checking our cards, we will turn up to massive rallies of protestation allowing them to use their latest swords to kill these Christian protestors. I am unsure what position will be taken by Islam on evolution in these times. They would not be involved if ‘Jesus’ was mentioned somewhere in card issue. If the Jew is now going to be regrafted onto the vine and repents and apologises for that senseless slaughter of Christians he has just been responsible for, then Christianity would welcome Jews back with open arms. I would point out to them that they could have at least been partly responsible for the worldwide church being classed as asleep! How did they enjoy their almost 2,000 years of slumber! I would also want to know how they could preserve with that slaughter when from the harvest they knew they were killing the people of God; if it had not been for the destruction of Jerusalem would they have repented? But what a team we now make up; the Jew with his strength in the Old Testament and the Christians with our New Testaments, should lead to interesting prayers and discussions.
The strategies we had worked out whilst in jail was to tell our flocks to forget the 45 day count. The Great Tribulation was now going to get into full swing and their chances of coming through these 45 days alive were virtually zero. Our last day on earth was going to be the next rally we attend, but that is not saying we could get a night time visit from evil authorities with the subsequent consequences! The slaughter is indeed great! We may have started off with large congregations and as the world looked on and saw the love that bonded us together they kept on coming until the congregations were of almost unmanageable sizes. The other reward we received for our love was as these Christians fell the Lord opened up Heaven for them; they felt no pain, just a chemi like luminescence appeared of their faces and this drew in even more! I call this  the ‘Stephen’ effect. The harvest was large indeed but as the end approached, by day forty there was almost no one left behind.

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For those of us still alive by morning we looked at each other on day 40 and started wondering; will we be alive in five days’ time to meet the Lord? And finally we come to going to sleep on the forty fourth night knowing what will happen on day forty five, finally. So what does this final night comprise of , this if we are not going to be like the disciples in Gethsemane and fall asleep?

Well last night day forty four, I did after a very short time fall asleep, but I fell asleep as a wise virgin and not where I said I was going to try to do my heavenly count from; as a foolish virgin. Let me define ‘wise virgin’. A wise virgin is one who believes in Romans 10:13; ‘for whoever will call on the name of the Lord, will be saved’. ‘Whoever’ is indeed a very wide brush, wide enough to include me! How can He leave somebody behind who relies on His grace? This is an entity of not just now but for the infinite ages to come! Being infinite it encompasses all, even as low as JK but only because it is infinite. How can I be wrong there? I can’t. Here I am throwing myself into the hands of compassion and mercy knowing full well that His perfection and Holiness demand that each of those sins I committed will have to be burnt and consumed by the fires of hell, even it means that He Himself will have to take those sins on His perfect self and go to hell with them. Can I be wrong in relying on His compassion and mercy? I can’t! Can I be wrong in relying on His love? As He formed me in my mother’s womb he clearly saw the horrors in hell that I would cause Him yet He went ahead with His creation and regarded it as a beautiful thing to take my punishment to hell for me so that I could spend the eternities to come bathed in His love! Can I be wrong in relying on His love? I can’t! Can I be wrong in relying on His justice and Holiness even though they are just words in the dictionary and I have no concept of them? I can’t! Can He do any different than to catch my hand as I see that wall of water on my RHS which has been getting higher and higher, finally break and just as it is about to engulf me I lunge out towards the man in white above the waters of the River Jordan. He can’t and I know He can’t. That is why my deliberations lasted for such a short time! Christ alone, through faith alone, through grace alone! How wonderful that there is no input from me, except just accepting it!
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There is more to be said on this subject soon, and rightfully so. I may not be able to give you much insight into Numbers 1:2,3; but not so with Romans 10:13. Hardly much you may say when you consider how many other verses there are in Scripture. If that is supposed to high light the depth of my ignorance then it has done so strikingly well!  But I would reply; show me any discipline which examines its students where the questions are always the same, it is just the answers that are different? That becomes my basic formula of knowledge; certainty ( always same questions) plus uncertainty ( tentative answers) equals ignorance! So I am not the only cab on the rank! And ignorance should not cancel trust, it should build it up instead!
The reason why I arrived as a wise virgin instead of a foolish one was a mistake I made way back on day one in forty five. I assumed that the split into wise and foolish would occur at the second coming when the wise would go to Heaven but the foolish remain on earth. The split actually occurs at the midnight call; ‘ Here comes the bridegroom, come out and meet him’. The sleeping virgins, the Church of God, wake up at this point to find that five are wise and five are foolish. We then have to go back to the times when the saints were imprisoned by the beast out of the sea. They were put there by God to be prepared as leaders for the soon harvest which would be watered by the blood of the martyrs, as happened when the first Church of Christ began in history; the Church of Smyrna.
My experiences with our jail systems resulted over the non-payment of fines and a badly mistaken interpretation of terms. Being an immigrant I took ‘Public servant’ to be a servant to the public; not so, we are public servants to them and anyone who challenges this demarcation will feel the full force of the law which they write, in Australia, New South Wales anyway.( Ordinance 70) As bad as it was then they did have an arrow, rarely used but still in their quiver, called truth. It does not exist today. For my crime I was thrown into Long Bay Jail, a maximum security complex which had two beds per cell. If in last days they increase that to two triple bunks and two mattresses on the floor that would allow eight of these Bible based terrorist to live in truly third world conditions.

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Back then it was 17/7 timetable; 17 hours locked up in your cell and 7 hours outside. Again for us terrorists they could change to 23/1 or even lock up for twenty four hours. Certainly trying conditions, but most importantly, God allowed. So the cell that I am in has eight other Christian brothers, four of whom are wise and four are foolish. And surely this is the first issue we have to sort out among ourselves; who is wise and who is foolish? The chances of getting eight foolish ones are very remote and God would surely not allow His final harvest to be botched up by foolish people. So this becomes our first issue and only after that can we concentrate on what and how we will manage the flocks assigned to us. We first have to decide who the wise ones are as these cannot teach wrong ideas, lead us up the wrong track.

If being locked up with someone all those hours over all those days we cannot convince them they are foolish then we have little chance of converting the flocks that are about to be assigned to us.
Satan’s chief weapon is doubt. We quiz each other about doubts in the Bible. In recent history satan used Piltdown Man as evidence of evolution and therefore inerrancy in the Bible. When Piltdown Man was shown to be a hopeless fraud and therefore the end of evolution, satan propped up evolution with long ages of the earth. We know that this second leg is about to fall leaving evolution bare and exposed. Force will now be used as the method of enforcement. To their credit, many do not fall. They may have fallen for Piltdown Man and so soon after the billions of years for the age of the earth and no possibility of Noah’s flood, but they are not going to be conned again and make a stand on evolution. The problem is that there are other ‘discrepancies’ in the Bible like; How can Jesus say that there are people here today who will see end day events? ( The error they make is to bring end day events to their times and not take present day people and put them into these last day events) Almost every sentence in the apocalyptic books of Daniel and Revelation are either unknown or contradictory!

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Sabbath the day of God’s blessings has to be high on that list as do genealogies; their errors and even existence! Whatever the doubt it is satan’s fodder and a clear distinguishing agent. There is a clear demarcation between ignorance, I just do not know, and doubt, this really can’t be true or let me check that against what the ‘real’ scientists have to say. There is plenty of room for ignorance but no room for doubt!
Doubt then is an easy guide to distinguish the foolish from the wise. But none of us can be faulted on motives and commitment; you cannot prove these any further than by our willingness to die for our Lord and each is prepared to do so as are going to be hundreds of millions of other people in the soon Great Tribulation only to be declared as ‘foolish’ and finish up in hell. We have to sort these matters out in our little cell before we take them out to the world, these are our days of training and there are literally thousands of such training cells around the world at this time.
As far as I know apocalyptic literature uses 50/50 twice; once at the midnight call when the church wakes up, five virgins will be wise and five foolish and again at the second coming of our Saviour when 144,000 virgins will be wise and taken to Heaven to be offered as first fruits and 144,000 virgins will be foolish and left behind to collect the harvest. These are shocking numbers, surreal, unbelievable! Can God allow the Great Tribulation to be so severe as to leave only 288,000 people out of literally millions? How can a harvest based on the Bible and they were prepared to die in the millions rather than accept the mark of the beast and still be asleep only to be woken by the midnight call? How can a half, 50%, be foolish? This is what each of those ‘jailed Bible based terrorists’ is working on now. Actually there are still going to be some foolish virgins even after our jail experience to whom the Lord wants to demonstrate to what and why the changes before and after His coming. But just because those 50/50 split occurs does not mean that the numbers are not transient. There maybe two million people jailed at the start of the Tribulation, half foolish and half wise but at the end all two million are wise. To keep the 50/50 split correct one million of the wise in the population would become foolish to keep the ratio correct.
But in our tiny group doubt is no longer an issue. We are like all those ‘little old dears’ from the thirties, forties and fifties and beyond when hit by that irrefutable evidence of Piltdown Man for evolution just smiled and said; ‘ We chose to believe in “it is written” over what is alleged to have happened’. So we muster our beliefs over which we are prepared to die as these are Bible based.

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Firstly would have to be the Sabbath; some believe it is Saturday, some Sunday, some think it is a rest of all days and think it doesn’t matter, it is not an issue and each presents their case for their respective views. Homosexuality again for, against and does not matter. Gay marriage, the role of women, of the Old Testament, its laws and sacrifices right down to the role of the blood of the Lamb and the love of God get an airing. The one that sticks in my throat is we cannot die for the Lord and finish up in hell; denying the existence of the demarcation of wise and foolish. Many of these issues have been covered ad nausea before in this blog, but assuming this demarcation does exist I want to look at my situation of being left behind by the Lord at His second coming which according to the date on my mobile occurred three days ago.Actually there is not much to recount of what I can recall; Day 45 and the second coming of Jesus Christ: did not think we were allowed cars at that time but I was travelling in a car when there was a blinding flash in the sky, the car stopped miraculously, the door opened by itself and I was thrown out onto the road. No pain, just lay there in this brilliant light. Had to turn over and lay face down and cover my head with my hands. Made no difference whatsoever. Nobody said anything but the impression was I was being asked if I was to be now covered with this brilliance. Could not answer but as we were expecting the arrival of Jesus and we knew He was God then He already knew the answer and knew who He was going to take back to Heaven with Him. Next thing was the brightness just disappeared but the experience was so overwhelming, this is the first time I have been able to get to my feet. The shock now strikes home; I have been left behind, I am one of the foolish virgins! Got to try to piece things together, I thought I was one of the wise virgins. All that time in jail, all those prayers and all those Bible studies, and I am now going to hell. One of the scenarios we had among the groups was just this; to go a designated meeting place where could meet and execute plan B. There was no need to worry about being killed by the beast, either beast as their God allocated times had expired and even if they had not the seal I received from God stopped anything untoward from happening to any of the 144,000 foolish virgins left behind.

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I am actually banking on the beast restoring our properties he had confiscated under the guise that we were terrorists. To show his good will he is going to allow the rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple so why not extend that good will a little further to these few foolish virgins who will ultimately be required to rebuild the temple anyway? He still has time to deal with us later and he either knows or suspects deep down that we are his anyway. But these groups, even though tiny, do reform and what a difference a day can make! What a multitude of sins and defects that ointment called love covers! With that love gone now the cracks, crevices, pimples and warts appear within the group. It does not take long for the remaining virgins to realise that the harvest that they are expected to gather will just not eventuate. All the attracting power is gone. It is just a matter of looking after number one.
Well number one has given his life to the Lord and his commitment could not be questioned; he was prepared to die for Jesus. Having chosen Jesus, and I certainly did not think the reasons for my choice were wrong, He will never abandon me, not in a year, or a thousand years or a million years! The only way I can be parted from Him is death, which is out of the question as I have the seal of God (?? Does that mean the beast cannot kill me if I refuse his mark?) or me willingly and consciously placing the mark of the beast over His seal, negating it. If you think about it this is another Eve situation where she gave up eternal life for eternal death when she already had eternal life! The devil could not give her eternal life as he did not have the power to do so. Just a word on the death aspect.
An overwhelming number of Christians in the woken church are judged not to be living up to the light that has been shown, they are labelled as foolish, they will die as evil and will not be resurrected until the end of the millennium along with all the other evil. They have literally given their lives for the Lord, they were martyred many believing that you cannot go to hell if you die for the Lord. Wrong! And as many as hundreds of millions will find out and in a cruel way that you can and Jesus means what He says and says what He means. So that brings us to that call; ‘For anyone ( includes wise and foolish) who calls out ( both call with confidence, no doubts, giving their lives for Jesus) in the Name of the Lord ( must be where the problem occurs and the sorting into wise and foolish occur) will be saved!’ As pointed out previously that the call is in the name of THE Lord and not YOUR Lord have you have conjured up from many sources, it may even include the Bible.

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Everyone of God’s people, wise and foolish virgins, bar those 288,000 who will still be alive when that flash in the sky occurs, will arrive at their last stone in their crossing of life’s Jordan. At this point God will allow satan to put a tear in that wall of water that has been building up during our lives and he will try to sweep us away and drown us. I don’t know who first coined the phrase but it is most apt here; Until death do us part.

And it is at this point that it is applicable! We can either lunge at that hand of the man in white standing above the waters where death is only temporary, or we can do something else like no lunge or a lunge towards the saviour we have conjured up and meets all of our ‘reasonable needs’. All other lunges are but death. Until death do us part and part does this death do! Only for the wise does ‘ Anyone who calls in the name of THE LORD will be saved apply.
So the situation on earth is that 144,000 foolish virgins have been left behind and looking up and seeing the 144,000 wise virgins being offered as first fruits in Heaven. Even if we all repent  by the time the Lord returns again that would make 144,000 first fruits and 144,000 harvest or a 50/50 split. As the first fruits are at best 1% of the harvest then God is expecting at least the foolish virgins plus about another 14 million converts. God expects 14 million converts from earth but every one of those has received the mark of the beast! He must think there is a potential for converts as some would have received the mark for superficial reasons such as convenience. But once they see those foolish virgins they would prefer to stay where they are. There is nothing to be gained in joining that loveless lot!
But even if we did go out and convert those 14 million, this would only give us a number; 14 million added to 288,000 which would then be added onto the number that went to Heaven originally. It would not give us the number of saints in Heaven. What if we try the narrow door.
I have seen creationist calculations on the number of people who have lived up to now and a number of about seven billion comes up. So if at the time of the flash in the sky there are 7.2 billion people alive and 7.2 billion dead that would mean that Jesus created 14.4 billion souls.

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( that 144 sounds promising!) If the door into Heaven is so narrow it only allows one in a hundred through it then the number of souls in Heaven would be 144 million a number I have used in this blog; or twelve million in each tribe. Returning now to the Book of Numbers (1:2,3) , (actually including the wise virgins that would be 12 million and 12 thousand per tribe)
The theme the Book of Numbers addresses in the Book of Revelation is that constant theme of checking whether those who made it are a complete number, not one person of our tribe has been wrongly left behind. This theme occupies about 1,800 years of human history, the last 1,800 years, and is summarised in Revelation (22:14,15), our final look over our shoulders as we enter our new city for the eternities; Our tribe = those who did make it + those who did not make; or the whole sleeping church = wise virgins  + foolish virgins; or the number that left the earthly temple and have now arrived at the gates of the soon to descend New Jerusalem  =  those who will enter  + those who will be excluded. As far as the saints were concerned when their earthly prayers for those left behind were bundled into the golden censor and hurled back to earth so was their disgust at the stupidity of those left behind in responding to those thousand years of grace and peace. The eight hundred years of turmoil does not make any difference. It is of interest what the Book of Numbers tells us specifically about the total number, what in Matthew is called the sleeping ten virgins.
I would have expected the numbering system to begin with the day they actually decided to leave, or actually left Egypt. The day after Passover, the 14th of January. So the counting should have started on either the 15th or 16th of January. I would expect to become a member of a tribe on the day I make a commitment to leave the slavery of sin and not 54 weeks after. If you think that the tribe you join or whether you are male or female is relevant you have missed the point of Heaven; it is just about being there and seeing the Holy face of Jesus. It is just for exam ply purposes that I assign myself to the tribe of Issachar although there is some logic behind this allocation. The simple fact is it does not matter one iota! Here Issachar is listed as number four but in Revelation it is number nine. Nethanel the son of Zuar is our leader in charge of numbering our tribe which set out for the promised land on the first day of the second month of the second year since Passover.

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Back then they had been brutalised by the Egyptians for a very long time and all they wanted was out. They did not know what in meant they just wanted out even if that meant from the fry pan into the fire. Even if Sabbath was still some vague concept they had worked for seven days for so long it had no meaning to them.
But there had been significant changes as at the first day of the second month of the second year when the journey began and the census was taken. God had shown His presence to them and they knew what awe and power was leading them. They had seen Moses as His appointed servant perform most amazing miracles. They had been given rules and laws that they were expected to follow. They were an organised people of God marching under the presence and banner of His Temple. They were ready to march! God does not start counting from the time you want out of whatever situation you think you are extraditing yourself out of, He starts the counting from the time you want in. Many left Egypt in the days following Passover and had second thoughts about to returning and could have if they chose, but it was different as on the first day of the second month of the second year!
So that leaves an interesting question when did Jesus start counting that number that would be the sum of wise + foolish? Was it on Good Friday? When the number is remarkably low, or Pentecost the birthday of the church when this number increased by some 3,000 on the 50th day after Good Friday or was it 1,260 days after Passover when Jesus allowed major persecution to break out for His church with the stoning of Stephen? It took His people 50 days to their birthday when under the direction of the man on this side of the river they entered the Jordan another 1210 days of nurture and building when He allowed that tear in the wall of banked up water, but it did not wash His people away! Only Jesus can judge when day 50 and 1,210 are reached in our lives  and we are included in that tally to finish up as either wise or foolish.

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Verses 17-46;‘ So Moses and Aaron took these men who had been designated by name, and they assembled all the congregation together on the first of the second month. Then they registered by ancestry in their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, head by head, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. So he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai. Now the sons of Rueben, Israel’s firstborn, their genealogical registration by their family, by their father’s households, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Reuben were 46,500. Of the sons of Simeon, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households,  their numbered men, according to the number of names, head by head, every male from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Simeon was were 59,300. Of the sons of Gad, their genealogical registration by family names, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years and upward, whoever was able to go to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Gad were 45,650. Of the sons of Judah, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Judah were 74,600. Of the sons of Issachar, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Issachar were 54, 400 hundred. Of the sons of Zebulun, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years and upward, whoever was able to go to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Zebulun were 57,400. Of the sons of Joseph, namely, of the sons of Ephraim, their genealogical registration by the names of their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years and upward,

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whoever was able to go to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Ephraim were 40,500. Of the sons of Manasseh, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years and upward, whoever was able to go to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Manasseh were 32,200. Of the sons of Benjamin, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years and upwards, whoever was able to go out to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Benjamin were 35,400. Of the sons of Dan, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households from twenty years and upward, whoever was able to go out to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Dan were 62,700. Of the sons of Asher, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go to war, their numbered men of the tribe of Asher were 41,500. Of the sons of Naphtali, their genealogical registration by their families, by their fathers’ households, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out war, their numbered men of the tribe of Naphtali were 53,400. These are the ones who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, with the leaders of Israel, twelve men, each of whom was of his fathers’ household. So all the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers’ households, from twenty years old and upward, whoever was able to go out to war in Israel, even all the numbered men were 603,550.’

As the Bible is the Word of God, not just Words of God then what are 664 words in the previous 29 verses supposed to teach? Well not supposed to introduce doubt, even with numbers. So if the Bible tells us there are 12,000 people in each of the tribes at the second coming it means that there are more than 11,999 people but less than 12,001. Or if there are 53,400 people in the tribe of Naphtali then there are more than 53,399 but less than 53,401 people in the tribe of Naphtali.

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Every soul is critical to Jesus and He will come back to save that soul and take it back to Heaven with Him if by chance He missed that soul by mistake. But how do these verses about wars and male dominance supposed to help us with our daily lives, especially if we are females?
There seems to be a three stage process being set up here. In stage one, the earthly step where our Lord told us to start and up to Good Friday, the players are males plus females and tribes. After Good Friday it is just males/females and no tribes. After the second coming it is just tribes and no males/females. There seems to be a role for each in each era. In this first era where we are in Numbers, God’s people went through a six month cycle. Passover to Day of Atonement to Passover to Day of Atonement to Passover….etc. The year would start with celebration of the Passover. Here all the sins which God held them responsible for, intentional and committed confessed unintentional sins were forgiven and forgotten they were freed from Egyptian slavery of sin and they left Egypt and set out for the promised land. It took them 54 weeks for preparation  for the journey, they were counted and they set off on the journey proper. Half way through the year when they arrived at the promised land they needed cleansing again from sins they had committed during the previous six months. This did happen in the Day of Atonement but this ceremony went much further. It not only cleansed them from the sins for which they were responsible for but also any remaining sins God claimed responsibility for because He had set the bar so high, that was the standard required by God and which we had no chance of meeting, ( I call these the sins we were required to jump 2,000 miles high for and therefore could not do), He took it on Himself and was the subject of the burnt offering. His people did not just come out of this one clean, they were squeaky clean, no sins of any sort were left! They did not understand, nor did they have to that the death and blood of animals did not cleanse any sin, let alone all sin! It all relied on Jesus and what He did on Good Friday. They took God at His word, did what He told them to do and rightfully assumed that they were clean. What a feeling of joy and relief it must have been for them on their homeward leg of their journey after that Day of Atonement! If I had been there with my current knowledge of the theory of evolution I would have felt so light hearted I would have been tempted to walk to edge of the cliff that Jerusalem stood on and simply leapt out into the yonder skies, a few short powerful strokes of the arms and arrived at the bottom as a birdman!

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But I may have also has second thoughts that if the length of the hair determined the length of the feather it would evolve into then of what use would a face full of feathers be? Also the feathers under the arm would be too close to the fulcrum point to be useful as wings and the hairs from the pubic area would result in a tail pointing the wrong way! Whether I leapt or not would be determined by the going dollar rate for freaks at the freak show! Mother nature still had a bit of work to do to prepare this boy for flight! (But today nobody would believe in such an absurdity! And birdman is but a very mild example of the theory of evolution)
Even though they were given rules and laws to keep them on the straight and narrow inevitably they fell further and further into sin and thus had to wait and prepare for the next Passover, to be released from the slavery of sin…. Even though there was a literal Passover in this period, it was only symbolic to the ‘real’ Passover which would occur when Jesus Christ would hang on the cross on Mount Calvary on Good Friday the 14th of their first month. The thousand or so years this six month cycle took place was going to be dependent on the family unit, or specifically groups of units, or tribes and God’s dwelling place, the Temple.
// The family unit and tribe here on earth was dependent on the existence of the temple just like in the New Jerusalem the existence of the Heavenly tribes will be depended on the existence of the occupied throne; the presence of God. Without the female, the mother there was no family. She brought them into this world, nurtured, tutored and when necessary sutured them as well. She had a full time job and devoted her life to it. She did not join or take part in any military actions and therefore did not have a say in them. She did look after their casualties. Not to be included in these verses if I were a female would be a compliment. The default values have already been set and her role is unchallenged.

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She already had a fulltime job. It must also be kept in mind that the Israelites were under a theocracy; God ruled until they rejected His advice and asked for a king but even then God made the rules. So there were many major changes on that Good Friday when the six month cycle finished and the journey proper to the promised land began. It was the end of the outward part of our journey and the start of the homeward part had begun.
We start our journey off with no sin. All sin, actually confessed, has been atoned for. The fact that the unatoned for sins exists and will be dealt with in the future I take at face value and the results of and when it happens are attributed to me. The Word has spoken and so it will be, the results are spontaneous exactly like when the Jew grabbed a hold of that innocent animal! there above earthly distractions.  The results of Good Friday and the Day of Heavenly Atonement pass onto him, there and then. But regardless from what angle I try to approach the problem from there is a God created order; God, Christ, man then woman. Whilst childbearing is required the male-female entities remain separate. When this ceases at the second coming they become a single unit from the second coming for the eternities to come. The tribe relationship was only abolished for a time after the first coming of Jesus when the Jews specifically tried to destroy the early Christian church. Separation became a necessity but will end when the Jew is regrafted back onto the vine, Jesus Christ. When the Lord arrives the two will already be rejoined and we will be allocated back into our Jewish tribes. Ultimately God/Christ become one as do the male/female, the two are married and live happily ever after! The male/female unity become one on earth symbolically as both have to go to battle against the forces of evil. As previously pointed out they are both combatants is this war and both are subject to the same rules of war. Both are expected to join the army and fight the forces of evil which will try to prevent them from entering the promised land. Both have a minimum age of entry into this army and once entered are expected to remain as long as they are capable of fighting. There is no upper cut off age. They are both registered in the Heavenly realms as potential saints once they have attained this age of ‘20’. Both have to have called; ‘ I want out of the old and in with the new’. They must know where they are going and want to be there.

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So looking back from our heavenly vantage point now as we are about to make our grand entry into the New Jerusalem. I take the size of my tribe, Issachar to be 12 million and 12 thousand members. That is also the size of each of the other eleven tribes. I know that there are at least 12,000 who should have been there, were given every chance of being there but did not take advantage of these chances; rightfully they are called ‘the foolish virgins’. How carefully all the members of my heavenly family of the tribe of Issachar followed and prayed for those almost 1,800 years that Heaven worked on these individuals and how Heaven was spurned at each step. We actually gave up hope with these brothers and sisters at the end of the millennium when our prayers for them were bundled into a golden censor and hurled back to earth, ‘foolish’ had acquired a new dimension, but Heaven was not yet ready to give up. They had already experienced hardship and persecution at the second coming and perhaps they may respond again under similar trials. They don’t, they turn against us and they march in the battle of the beast, of the living wicked, the harvest and the army which we are a part of and is headed by the rider of the white horse.
These 12,000 are but a tiny part of the census that we have just seen was taken. It was a very specific count done by the leader of our tribe and Jesus and followed very strict rules even though they appeared to be repetitive and tiresome. As Heaven is a unisex count then so also is the earthly count and includes all beings over the age of reason capable of distinguishing right from wrong and who want to be with Jesus for an eternity. Thus it includes both male and females. The only upper age limit that is set is’ whoever is able to go out to war’. So this is where the numbers really swell. If there are twelve million people in my tribe and the split of foolish to wise is 50/50  then there are also twelve million foolish virgins or a total number of 144 million foolish virgins. But what at first I could not understand was with what venom Heaven spoke about these 144 million in the Book of Revelation; ‘ dogs, magic arts, sexually immoral, murders, idolaters and liars’ and then really rubs it in by giving us the same list twice! Witness Scripture! Any witness Scripture requires a second consideration.
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Who are being reprimanded here are not those who accepted the mark of the beast. Their choice was a result of the free will God gave them at creation; they looked at Jesus and said ‘Thank you but no thank you, we don’t want you nor do we need you!’ Who is the subject of these admonitions, those who have been admitted as part of this censor are those who have accepted the life, blood, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and have judged it as requiring correction. It is sin against the blood of God!
These are they who along with many others entered life’s Jordan under the direction of the man on this side of the river. They like the rest of us mumbled, grumbled, stumbled, bumbled, rumbled and fumbled our way over this life’s river but the issue is not decided until satan is allowed to put a rupture in that wall of water that has been building up on our right hand sides. The stone we stand on is the last one in our lives, we will not get to the next one, so it is our response at this particular moment, that is what counts and determines our destiny. It is here now that ‘unto death do us part’ becomes applicable. Some will make no response whatsoever and just be washed away to their deaths. Some will call out in the name of their lord and with confidence and why shouldn’t they have confidence? Their lord met their requirements and was not just restricted to some bloody, barbarous act two thousand years ago, let alone all that animal slaughter for nearly four thousand years before that! Love covered all! It is to these that those harsh witness Scripture applies; dog, murderer, sexually immoral but above all, idolater! To them the Book of Hebrews makes a special mention, those who continually and wilfully sin, their sin for sending Jesus back to the Cross, against the blood of God and He does not just send them to hell. For them the fires of hell are particularly stoked higher as their sins are so much more serious! How much more of an abomination they must be to the Lord as these ‘ Christians’ jeer and sneer and isolate those of God’s people who really do call in the ‘Name of the Lord’.

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The name of the Lord they call to is that anxious man in white, above the river on the Heavenly side. He is not some fictitious god they have conjured up and corrected and added to until they now have someone who can be accepted by a world that has rejected God. As they, ‘Christians’  make their lunge towards the loving hand of their god they realise it was just a mirage! So Who is his one and only God Who can and guarantees that He will grab our hands?

He is the one Who through His Holy Spirit has specifically asked you, “ Do you want Me to write My law in My Blood on your heart and mind? Because this is My blood that is involved it carries with it atonement and life everlasting. In the empty space that is left where your sins have been washed away, I will fill with My life, death and resurrection and because of this transplantation you will acquire life eternal. Whenever God looks at you, and that is all the time, all He will see is the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the perfect way that He not only obeyed but fulfilled God’s Law. You must realise that this is not Photo shot or just a transfer where you can pick some things and reject others. You cannot colour in and expand or contract what and where you want to. You cannot add or subtract things you like and dislike. The unit is one of perfection and tampering with it would cause it to cease from becoming so. So your salvation now is no longer dependent on how you obey the law of God, or the old covenant but on how Jesus Christ obeyed the law of God or the new covenant. There has already a ruling been handed down by God on how God judged the life death and resurrection of His own Son. It was handed down on early Resurrection Sunday morning and the verdict is; perfection! If you accept this offer you will still be required to continue on with your crossing of life’s Jordan River.

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has been parted for you so you cannot get lost but it has not been paved for you. It’s ‘paving’ consists of many stones, both large and small and necessarily will result in many falls, some so great you think you will never be able to get up again. But even when lying winded and wounded look in the direction you were going. If you see the man in white above the waters and it was His life, death and resurrection that you accepted in that kind offer, He will pick you back up but only once you have recovered your breath. There was a reason why He allowed you to fall. It is really nothing to do or about you, it is everything about Him! And the more time you spend studying about Him in the Book He has left you, the Bible, the more you will realise the surety of your Heavenly place which Jesus has gone ahead to prepare for us!’
Verses 47-54   ;’ The Levites, however, were not numbered among them by their fathers’ tribe. For the Lord had spoken to Moses, saying.” Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take their census among the son’s of Israel. But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its furnishings and over all that belongs to it. They shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings, and they shall take care of it; they shall also camp around the tabernacle. So when the tabernacle is to set out, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle encamps, the Levites shall set it up. But the layman who comes near shall be put to death. The sons of Israel shall camp, and each man by his standard, according to their armies. But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, so that there will be no wrath on the congregation of the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the testimony. Thus the sons of Israel did.
CHAPTER 2; Verses 1-34; ‘Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, “ The sons of Israel shall camp, each be his own standard, with the banners of their fathers’ households; they will camp around the tent of meeting at a distance. Now those who camp on the east side toward the sunrise shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah; by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Judah: Nahshon the son of Annimadab, and his army, even their numbered men, 74,600.

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Those who camp next to him shall be of the tribe of Issachar, and the leader of the sons of Issachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar, and his army, even their numbered men, 54,400. Then comes the tribe of Zebulun, and the leader of the sons of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon, and his army, even his numbered men, 57,400. The total of the numbered men of the camp of Judah: 186,400, by their armies. They shall come out first. On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur, and his army even their numbered men, 46,500. Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon, and the leader of the sons of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, and his army, even their numbered men, 59,300. Then comes the tribe of Gad, and the leader of the sons of Gad: Elisaph the son of Deuel, and his army, even their numbered men, 45,650. The total of the numbered men of the camp of Reuben: 151,450 by their armies. And they shall set out second. Then the tent of meeting shall set out with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps; just as they camp, so they shall set out, every man in his place by their standards. On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud, and his army even numbered men, 40,500. Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of the sons of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, and his army, even their numbered men, 32,200. Then comes the tribe of Benjamin, and the leader of the sons of Benjamin: Abidan the son of Gideoni, and his army, even their numbered men, 35,400. The total of the numbered men of the camp of the camp of Ephraim: 108,100, by their armies. And they shall set out third. On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan by their armies, and the leader of the sons of Dan: Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddi, and his army, even their numbered men, 62,700. Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of the sons of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran, and his army, even the numbered men, 41,500. Then comes the tribe of Naphtali, and the leader of the sons of Naphtali: Ahira the son of Enan, and his army, 53,400.

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The total of the numbered men of the camp of Dan was 157,600. They shall set out last by their standards. These are the numbered men of the sons of Israel by their fathers households; the total of the numbered men of the camps by their armies was, 603,550. The Levites, however, were not numbered among the sons of Israel, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. Thus the sons of Israel did; according to the Lord had commanded Moses, so they camped by their standards, and so they set out, everyone by his family according to his father’s household.’
( diagram and comments being followed in NASBSB p179)
Just because Levi or the women were not included in the physical army does not mean they are not a part of the unisex army of Heaven and have to go to war against evil here on earth, both the beast within and the beast without. There are and they too will lose many battles in their lives. But the only thing that counts is whether they win the war and become a part of Heaven. There are many outstanding features in the above verses, some of whose significance can be gleaned but most are silent. One is the number 603,550 and the other is how the application of the Law of God changed at the cross. It could and did change because it was no longer how we fulfilled the law but how Jesus fulfilled the law. The height of the bar went so high it went out of sight. So in these times even multiple wives were allowed, but in Jesus’ time even the thought of a second wife became adultery. So even though Jacob loved Rachel deeply and married her, just the thought of an extra-marital affair would have been sinful in the time of Jesus, let alone actually going through the actions. So the hole of the western wall; Benjamin, Manasseh and Ephraim are the result of adultery of Jacob and Rachel, and something that Jesus would have to pay for on Good Friday.
Either should the northern wall be there; Dan, Asher and Naphtali, these were the offspring of illicit sexual relationship of Jacob with his maid servants, and therefore adultery. But again factored in on Mount Calvary and atoned for, just how much was included in the dreadful of Days?? Atoned for, cleansed and to go on to become a part of eternity?  Leah’s sons should have been 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 in those walls but became 4,5, and 6 in the eastern wall and 1,2 and 3 in the southern camp. ( actually number 3, Levi was excluded from the earthly army but was re-joined in the Heavenly tribes.)

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With the Heavenly Laws being so loosely applied to a frail and feeble humanity you would think that at least 300,000 or even 400,000 of these soldiers made it to the promised land, or about 50/50 as with the foolish and wise virgins but this is not so; only TWO made it across, Caleb and Joshua, 603,548 did not! How many are going to make it when the law is strictly applied? One in a million, a billion? Actually the number is going to be as high as 50% of the sleeping church when it finally awakes. From the above numbers that would be 301,725 and not just two. The reason that number is so high as these wise virgins have accepted the Lord God Jesus Christ as their Saviour, allowed Him to write His laws in His blood on their hearts and studied in their lives and showed gratitude for how Jesus had fulfilled these laws and why their place in Heaven was so reassured. Their faith told them they could go wrong by relying on Jesus. The one ‘problem’ with Jesus is that He cannot be moulded and twister-ed to fit our views of the world. Once you start to adjust and conjure up a ‘jesus’ that will take into account of what you call the ‘real world’, the Bible gives you are different handle; foolish and you specifically receive two mentions in the last two chapters of the Bible, you are called; ‘ dogs, cowards, unbelieving, vile, murders, sexually immoral, practice magic arts and all liars!’ For them the fires of hell will be specifically stoked and flared to cope with that extra sin, the worst of all sins; trying to change what was perfect! Trying to tell Him that there was a way around the Mount Calvary, He did not have to go over it!
So with such slackly applied rules how could God reject and turn back from the promised land and back into the desert to die.( only Joshua and Caleb did not die)  ***  Their story is about to be told. Some reflections on this diagram; 1: When we enter the new Heaven, the New Jerusalem we will not have to carry the ark with the testimony, the Ten Commandments as they will already be in the centre of the city. It is they who are radiating the light we can see streaming out through the pearly gates and the roofless structure. 2: As there are three pearly gates in front of us we could enter three tribes abreast, but that would mean that only Judah entered through their gate, Issachar through theirs and Zebulun through theirs.

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All the rest would pass through gates that did not have their names on them. 3: If on the other hand we entered single file and did a circle we would finish up in our allotted suburbs.4: Both the diagram and text suggest that this gate will be Judah but I have maintained that there is only one gate into Heaven, one between the two Heavens and one into the New Jerusalem as all these entries can only be made because of the blood of the Lamb and therefore the gate of Ephraim. I would argue that this army above is a conquering army, the ones that defeat the forces of evil whereas those entering the New Jerusalem are the victors, a totally different situation. In fact Heaven makes the point twice that these wise virgins do a final check as to why only half of their tribe made it into Heaven and with heavenly scorn acknowledge that the dogs etc. were left behind. They were the worst of the worst and were treated accordingly! 5: The only correlation that I can see to those tribes in Revelation is the camp of Dan, Asher and Naphtali who march under the banner of an eagle, the God like nature of Christ. Dan is thrown out as evil and replaced by the Levites who are the servants of God. 6: No degrees in conspiracy handed out for Trump going to Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican. Israel to pull puppet’s USA strings for 1,260 days then let the Jesuit Pope complete the work of annihilating Christians! Difficult to see how the King of Saudi Arabia is involved and Muslims are already being slaughtered by the hundred thousand and the idea is to gradually change this ratio to include Christians only. 7: The sons of Israel did what the Lord had commanded Moses, they were obedient certainly at first, but missed out? 8: Both the Levites and the women had specific duties to perform, full-time duties and were therefore excluded from the fighting army.8: Dan’s camp of maidservant births could claim equality with the likes of Judah, Benjamin, etc. on the ground that each of them was far from perfect, but once washed by the blood of the Lamb became so. 9: And that is exactly thine and mine situation today, there is no sin that Good Friday cannot cleanse, it only requires repentance!

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10: The other tribes would have challenged Dan, although Paul thought he was something special because he came from Benjamin, but I think he was the first to see that it was a matter of the pot calling the kettle black! 11: In Christ we are all equal and all perfect!

  • 12: This is almost certainly the order in which we form behind the rider of the white horse for the battle of the harvest and probably the twelve suburbs of Heaven with the exception that Dan is replaced by Levi.
    CHAPTER THREE; Verses 1-26   ; ‘ Now these are the records of the generations of Aaron and Moses at the time when the Lord spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai. These are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whom he ordained to serve as priests. But Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord when they offered strange fire before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai; and they had no children. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests in the lifetime of their father Aaron. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “ Bring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him. They shall perform the duties for him and for the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle. They shall also keep the furnishings of the tent of meeting, along with the duties of the sons of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. You shall thus give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the sons of Israel. So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death.”  Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “ Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn in Israel, the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine. For all the firstborn are Mine; on the day I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt , I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel, from man to beast. They shall be Mine; I am the Lord. “
  • Page 407Then the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, “ Number the sons of Levi by their fathers households, by their families; every male from one month old and upward you shall number.” So Moses numbered them according to the word of the Lord , just as he had been commanded. These are the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon and Kohath and Merari. These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families; Libni and Shemei; and the sons of Kohath by their families; Amran and Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel; and the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli and Mushi.
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  • These are the families of the Levites according to their fathers households. Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites and the family of the Shimeities; these were the families of the Gershonites. Their numbered men, in the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, even their number were, 7,500. The families of the Gershonites were to camp behind the tabernacle westward, and the leader of the father’s households of the Gershonites was Eliasaph the son of Lael. Now the duties of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting involved the tabernacle and the tent, its covering, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting, and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the doorway of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and its chords, according to the service concerning them.
    • The spotlight now changes from Moses and Aaron to Aaron and Moses. Moses will still be around for a short while but it is Aaron and his sons who are to continue now for another thousand odd years. With so few sons and such a massive tabernacle to be continually dismantled and reassembled is going to take the effort of a large number of people, but who? God having created and sustained every soul can obviously pick whom He wants. He is the master potter and He can make pots for various purposes. His choice was the firstborn of the womb and it is with this concept that I want to spend some time contemplating on as it results with the establishment of the tribe of Levi. There were just too few descendants of Aaron, more help was needed, Levi and his tribe chosen who are the wise virgins, the saints or the redeemed of the Old Testament and change completely after Good Friday to priests who are the redeemed of the New Testament. The other concept is that of the firstborn receiving the family inheritance. If the firstborn dies the inheritance does not automatically pass onto the second born and then the third born etc. because if it did the angel of death would have not only killed Pharaoh’s first born son, but his second and in fact all of his children. Likewise for everybody else in the land. Pharaoh and his first born son owned Egypt but the reality was that the wealth was also distributed among the families so by killing their firstborn also stopped the inheritance passing on there.
      I like many others around the world now am preparing for last day events which will come on us as quickly as September the 11th I expect to be jailed in the first wave of the beast out of the sea 1,260 days of terror. The jailing option will only last until the jails are full when the sword option will cut in.
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    • I wonder who my seven or eight cell mates are going to be?  It is not going to be a main stream Christian as they approve of the treatment which is being metered out. After two thousand years of Bible study this lot have decided that really the blessings of God from His Holy Sabbath Day are either not relevant at all or can be shuffled around like a pack of cards. At least when Roman Catholicism come up with these clangers they name them correctly; Papal BULL. More adjectives and nouns can be added around the bull but it still remains bull. Protestants then get out their Bibles and twist the words of God to justify what has been correctly label as bull! So the study of mainstream religion is hardly going to explain the nuances of the Levitical and Aaronic priesthoods. The cell mate I dread most is a JW ( Jehovah Witness)  I have long admired their stand on war and there would be no wars if we were all JWs. I also admire their evangelistic efforts and believe the world would be a different place if Christian religions followed their example. But the cataclysmic difference that I have with them is the nature of Jesus Christ. They say that He is the firstborn Son of God and there are many references to such in the Bible as such. Firstborn actually sorts out a lot of my current problems; it is this word ‘firstborn’ with which I am struggling. The clincher though is ‘SON’. Conclusion then is He was born as the Son of God, He did not exist until conception and He was the firstborn indicating there could be others. He has not existed for the eternities past like Jehovah His Father!  If Jesus is a created being and a firstborn then all of creation belongs to Him. So the Bible deals with males, Jesus was a male, it deals with firstborn, Jesus was firstborn and it deals with wealth, parts of God’s creation which God gave the privilege of bringing into existence to Jesus. But for the cross of Good Friday to have any meaning that cleansing, atoning and life giving blood had to come from God Himself.***
      • Any blood that did not come from that height could not clean to the standard that was required by God. It might be better than Paul’s, Daniel’s or Moses’ blood or some other created beings blood but it would not have the cleaning power or life giving power that only blood from God can give.
        It would bring the meaning of salvation to nought.
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      • JWs are not only right about ‘Son’ and ‘firstborn’ they should also add Jesus had a mother, a beginning and a genealogy backing up ‘Son’. But then they remove all credibility of not just their understanding of the Bible and creation generally by embracing the theory of evolution. They don’t question the absurdities and outright impossibilities it is based on. Creationists say life can become death, they claim that death can become life; we claim conservation of energy they say nothing can form anything Etc. They sing from the earthly song sheet, they ignore Heaven’s Bible!  Their jesus, their creator is a cruel, inefficient son of god who uses the cruellest and most inefficient way imaginable to come up with a creation that he has the gall to call ‘very good’. Blood, guts, cruelty, suffering and death all add up to being ‘very good’. One would not want to see some of gory stories! The Jesus of the Bible they claim to follow is one of love and efficiency which proves that they can and do get things hopelessly wrong. Not the slightest understanding of science or of the Bible! They are aided by Christians in our inability to weld the start of time; Melchizedek to Abraham and then Abraham to Melchizedek, the end of time,  which I am hoping will be the subject of my next blog; the Day of Atonement a topic I am still hoping to be able to find out more in the remainder of the journey through the Book of Numbers.
        The tentative picture I and many others no doubt have proposed of Jesus as being the Bus Port between God inside the computer and humanity outside seems to hold reasonably well. Jesus is fully man, outside, and He is fully Divine inside the computer where He has always existed, He did not have to be created. He only showed His human nature by His creation of earthly things and gave them a constant link to God and that was through Jesus Christ. God also had a constant link to us and is through Christ Jesus. It is the welding that occurs at that interface that we pray the Lord shows when and how it occurred to any of His created beings, regardless of what initials they carry. Satan knows of what critical importance the issue of the dual nature of Jesus is and usually either tries to destroy one of them.
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      • That is all that is required to make the act of salvation meaningless! JWs attack His Divinity. But back to planet earth and firstborn, son and inheritance and the night of Passover way back in Egypt and what similarities and dissimilarities to Good Friday to which it is supposed to point to. The earthly step. And Jesus has already warned us that if do not believe in this earthly step there is not much point in looking up to Heaven unless we just want to release some neck tension!
      • The angel of death that night came to kill the firstborn sons of not just the Pharaoh but every family in the land. Feminists kept particularly quiet that night. By killing the firstborn the wealth of the country would be split in among the rest of the population and within a very short time would make it so diluted as to make it just background. The firstborn son of the Pharaoh did die that night and I have already presented a case which may have seemed long and convoluted probably because it was long and convoluted that this was the beast, both strands, sea and earth, was represented by the Pharaoh of Egypt. From time and memorial it was the God given gift of freewill. God’s created angels were not tape recorders playing endless recordings of His praise. They were free agents and could chose to obey or even disobey God. This evil within was characterised by the long line called evil. It ran from the eternities past almost parallel to but not parallel to the time line called good where we choose to do the will of God. The two were always going to not just meet but cross over each other which they did at the cross of Good Friday. Evil rose so sharply on that day it did not just make a TEE, T, but rose above the T to form a X. That run past of evil past the T was always going to have to be culled back before the time line of good could continue on for the eternity and is the subject of the last half of history. Evil’s timeline first gathered its fruits, the first firstfruit  when satan chose to disobey God. So satan became the firstfruit of evil. Pharaoh of Egypt, time line evil, the evil within, the beast are all synonymous. The firstborn son of Egypt was satan but he also became evil from without. As Jesus had no evil form within it was satan who tried to temp Him and make Him sin.
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      •  So our attempt to correlate the Aaronic and Levitical priesthood before and after God Friday and even as far as the last two battles would be very simple in the above terms if what happened was; Pharaoh’s firstborn, satan had died that night in Egypt, no satan to temp Jesus……we actually get a whole millennium without satan later. The history ends though when  the beast, Pharaoh, the living wicked are defeated by the rider of the white horse. Pharaoh’s inheritance passes onto his firstborn son, satan and the wicked dead are the only ones left on the planet by now where they take advantage of all the wealth for 1,260 days before Jesus comes down and crushes the head of satan. So what about Aaron and Levy?
        It has taken me until Numbers 3:11- to clarify this picture and I should go back, but I won’t, and correct this commentary in Exodus. The exodus from Egypt was but a tiny part of Good Friday. We are allowed to correlate them because both are celebrated as ‘Passover’ but if the jump from earthly Day of Atonement to the final Heavenly Day of Atonement is as large as Egypt’s earthly step of Passover onto the Heavenly step on top of Calvary’s Passover then we are in for one massive jump. Earthly Egypt’s Passover was the release of God’s people from Egyptian slavery right through to killing Pharaoh’s firstborn son, satan, in the that final of all battles, the battle of the grapes. It is only here that satan, Pharaoh’s first born son is finally killed. But it was extremely selective and this has been a worry to me from the word ‘go’. It only involved the firstborn sons. There were many households in Egypt that night where the firstborn son died because there was no blood of the Passover Lamb swabbed onto the door jambs. But only firstborn died all the others did not die even though there was no blood on the architraves. So it wasn’t the blood that saved all those others who were inside the homes with blood on the doors. The angel of death was just interested in FIRSTBORN!  The practicality then was there were too few of Aaron’s descendants to carry out the work of God. They desperately needed help. God chose as their helpers, cleansed them with the blood of the Passover Lamb all the firstborn males of the people. As this could cause major upheaval with the families God just chose one tribe for Himself to help Aaron and the other priests. These were heavenly helpers, the Levites. Today we could symbolically be called Levites; chosen by God, washed with the blood of Jesus, to do His heavenly work. But this tiny slide expanded to the full screen on Good Friday. It was not just Pharaoh’s son’s life that was to be taken, it was Pharaoh himself who was to die. It was the beast who was killed on Good Friday.
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      • ( It has been previously pointed out on a number of occasions that even though Mount Calvary involved the death of evil, the beast, God never intended that Good Friday was the end of time. Had He so intended He would not have just killed the fourth head of the beast or the feet of that great statue of evil. Yes, the feet were crushed, ground and thrown into hell’s fires to be obliterated forever, but the rest of the statue, thighs, chest and head would have fallen under gravity and been broken up, not ground up. The rock has still a special job to do. Yes, intentional sin is as good as gone, for the saints it has and for the wicked soon will go and confessed unintentional sin has all gone as well, but the grinding process still has to be done by the rock. It has to be so fine it will dissipate into oblivion! The whole beast has to go and the whole statue. Good Friday was not the end of evil!)  It was not just the firstborn who were cleansed by the blood of the Passover Lamb, it was anybody who chose to take advantage of this free gift of salvation. We are no longer Levite helpers, we are now Aaronic priests if we choose to be. How much wider is the screen to the slide! What Egyptian slavery pointed to was fully carried out on the ‘real’ Passover. The only way satan was involved on Good Friday was that he jeered and sneered at Jesus on the cross and for his gloating he was thrown out of Heaven for good. He wasn’t hurt then and is alive today and he knows that his time is short especially if you think that out of that remaining time he will be in the abyss for a thousand years of it! It was the beast who was killed on Good Friday but allowed to be resuscitated by God and allowed to live for another 3,800 odd years until the battle of the beast and us in our  orderly arranged army behind the rider of the white horse. Pharaoh did not die that that night but the next morning he ordered the release of God’s people. They were free to leave if they so chose to. Anyone who wanted to go could do so but they were not all saved by the blood of the Passover Lamb. So of those who were alive the next morning only the firstborn males were alive because of the blood that was sponged onto the door jambs. Again guessing at the number, say 10% then 90% were not affected either way by the presence of the blood.
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      • Actually we don’t have to guess the  number of firstborn males saved by the blood on the door that night it was 22,273 so there were about 580,000 who were not; God chose about one in thirty to be dedicated to serve Him and do His work. The blood was not involved in saving from death either the second and subsequent children of either the Egyptian or the Jew. These matters are soon to be raised again.
        Chapter 3 verses 27-51;’ Of Kohath was the family of the Amramites and the family of the Izharites and the family of the Hebronites and the family of the Uzzielites; these were the families of the Kohathites. In the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, there were 8,600, performing the duties of the sanctuary. The families of the sons of Kohath were to camp on the southward side of the tabernacle, and the leader of the father’s households of the Kohathite families was Elizaphan  the son of Uzziel. Now their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary with which they minister, and the screen, and all the service concerning them; and Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest was the chief of the leaders of Levi, and had the oversight of those who perform the duties of the sanctuary. Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites and the family of the Mushites; these were the families of Merari. Their numbered men in the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, were, 6,200. The leader of the fathers’ households of the family of Merari  was Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp on the north side of the tabernacle. Now the appointed duties of the sons of Merari involved the frames of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its sockets, all the equipment, and the service concerning them, and the pillars around the court with their sockets and their pegs and their chords. Now those who were to camp before the camp eastward, before the tent of meeting towards the sunrise, are Moses and Aaron and his sons, performing the duties of the sanctuary for the obligation of the sons of Israel; but the layman coming near was to be put to death. All the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the command of the Lord by their families, every male from one month old and upward, were 22,000.
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      • Then the Lord said to Moses, “ Number every firstborn male of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward, and make a list of their names. You shall take the Levites for Me, I am the Lord, instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the cattle of the sons of Israel.” So Moses numbered all the firstborn of the sons of Israel, just as the Lord had commanded him; and all the firstborn males by the number of  names from a month old and upward, for their numbered men were,22,273. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,” Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel and the cattle of the Levites. And the Levites shall be Mine, I am the Lord. For the ransom of the 273 of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess beyond  the Levites, you shall take five shekels apiece, per head; you shall take them in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary { the shekel is twenty gerahs}, and give the money, the ransom of those who are in excess among them, to Aaron and to his sons. So Moses took he ransom money from those who were in excess, beyond the ransomed by the Levites; from the firstborn of the sons of Israel he took the money in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, 1,365. Then Moses gave the ransom money to Aaron and to his sons, at the command of the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.’
        • Stepping back and looking at the big picture with the intention of further understanding these firstborn that the angel of death was concerned with in Egypt that Friday the 14th of ‘January’ now more than three thousand years ago. When the timeline of evil passed through Heaven way back in creation week the first to be snared, the firstborn, were a third of the angels and if that number was one hundred million then that would mean that two hundred million did not rebel.
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        • They could have had they so chosen as they were not robots, they were created beings with a free will which means they had the option of obeying God, good, or they could have joined the rebellion; they had the beast within. Over the next nearly 4,000 years they took great satisfaction over their choice not to join the evil angels as they saw what evil was and how it operated. But the choice of evil, the beast within did not die until Good Friday on Mount Calvary. Here they saw the true nature of sin and its consequences. Here they acquired an abhorrence for sin, just like their creator had. At three o’clock on Good Friday, the beast within then died and there was no chance that they would ever sin again. Paul, Peter, Noah, John and all those others should not have been allowed into the Most Holy Place at three that afternoon but they were now sinless in every sense of the word. The question I am trying to answer is why this angel was after the firstborn son of Pharaoh and not Pharaoh himself.
        • The end of history is that the beast, Pharaoh is killed by the rider of the white horse, his inheritance does pass onto his firstborn son, satan who then has his head crushed by Eve’s seed and he bruises Jesus’ heel. But in the battle of the beast it is Jesus who leads and swings the sharp sickle, we are there in the following armies probably arranged in the order given here in the Book of Numbers. We do not take a part in it, if we did then talk about throwing stones in a glasshouse! The pot calling the kettle black! We still have the beast within and it would be rather hypocritical to be punishing someone else for the same crime. That beast within us will die for the exactly the same reason it died for those 200 million Heavenly host; when we see Jesus hanging on that cross on the Day of Atonement. Only then when we acquire the same abhorrence for sin that Jesus had and only from then can we acquire His nature and see His beauty. So why firstborn and not Pharaoh himself?
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        •  If on Good Friday Jesus had called; ‘Cain, or Jezebel or Judas or the name of any evil dead person’ and then claimed them as ‘Mine’, satan would have been forced to enter the fray and call back, ‘ Mine and over my dead body’. The default territory of the dead is satan and hell. It requires an active component, the acceptance of Christ to stay out of hell. Jesus did not call the names of any of satan’s followers, He only called on the names of the saints, the redeemed, the wise virgins and there was no need for satan to respond. It was only for our sins that Jesus came to suffer. We had not died without Jesus and we were not going to be a part of the wicked dead. He, satan, did not have to be there and he wasn’t there in those fires of hell of Good Friday. This was not a problem for the firstborn, it was Pharaoh’s or the beast’s problem. It was his right to exist that was on the line of evil and he responded accordingly; ‘ Mine and over my dead body!’ So when Jesus called, ‘JK is mine’ the beast replied, ‘Mine and over my dead body’ and his wish was granted. Jesus then went on to suffer and pay the price for every sin that was attributed to JK. JK did in fact now belong to Jesus and would die to be only awakened by that sharp but loving call, ‘ Lazarus come out!’ So Good Friday on Mount Calvary the angel of death was concerned with Pharaoh and not Pharaoh’s son who would not be dealt with right until the end of time; the day before the Day of Heavenly Atonement. So why not Pharaoh on that Friday in Egypt, why only his firstborn son?
        • *** Had the angel of death killed Pharaoh instead of his firstborn son I can see at least two problems. Pharaoh’s firstborn son would have taken over and there was no onus on him to release the Israelites. In fact there was every benefit in keeping them. He would be grateful to this angel, whoever it was for killing his old man and giving him all this inheritance, a major part and the work engine being the Jews. Why release them and shoot yourself in the foot? The second problem is if the Pharaoh died then so would have the equivalent  section of the population would have had to have died; the fathers of the families.
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        • This would have ended the blood lines of the family. Both would occur but that was still in the future. But right now we are at three quarter time of the outward journey. Fulltime is approaching quickly.
          Our journey began way back in the Garden of Eden when because of disobedience we were thrown out of this garden.  Sin is the enemy and it is going to be the object of all skirmishes, including the final battle of Good Friday. We have come about three thousand years, three quarter time, but with a thousand years to go it is time for the rider of the white horse to prepare his armies for the final battle. They will not fight, they will just be there, the final battle belongs to our Saviour, the Lord God Jesus Christ! Being a divine battle the preparations will have to be made in order and to the standards required by God. Yes the 603,550 troops will be required but only up to Gethsemane.
          The final preparations begin with showing the Israelites that this is now the final part of the journey and organising the armies of God. The most critical parts of this army are those tending to the requirements of God and communicating His wishes and orders to His following armies; Aaron and his sons. Success at every stage of this journey was determined by God. There are far few of them so helpers must be marshalled, and thousands of them. God’s initial choice was the firstborn sons of the land of Egypt. Any first born helper could come but they had to be cleansed of their sins first. They had to pass through the door with the blood of the Passover swabbed on its frames. Very few passed through a door with the blood of the lamb on it on that night and therefore most died. But not all, in fact 22,273 were spared by the angel of death on that night. But for reasons fully known to God he then exchanged these firstborn for the whole tribe of Levi, who had 22,000 eligible men. The 273 who were in excess, not required were sold back to the community and to money given to Aaron and his sons. At this stage I am not sure where Moses fits in but Aaron, who was also the high priest, and his sons the priests would have had to have been inside a home with blood of the door or they as firstborn would have died.
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        • Moses and no doubt Aaron understood the significance of the blood of the Passover lamb that it pointed to Jesus Christ on Mount Calvary and that they were initiating the people on their thousand year journey to the cross. As Moses was ‘superior’ to the high priest Aaron he must have stood as a representative of Jesus. The true go between of God and man.
          So on Saturday morning God has Aaron and his family and 22,000 helpers, the Levites all cleansed and ready to do His work. Pharaoh and the people are begging God’s people to leave and giving them their treasures to encourage them to leave, which they do. They just leave in any order but when they reach the marshalling point at Sinai they are here organised. The point is that the journey has begun. But which journey?
          Just as there is today there were a number of time clocks running to Calvary. I cannot follow the arguments of scholars as they try to convince us that Passover was on their date and not on those other dates suggested by other scholars, so I choose the arbitrary date of 1,220 years, BC. There were 1,220 calendar years from Good Friday of Egypt to Good Friday on Mount Calvary. Each year was a half cycle from Passover to Atonement and the other half the return from Atonement back to Passover. So there were 1,220 full cycles made up of 1,220 Passover commemorations and 1,220 Days of Atonement. This was earth’s sphere turning and moving in the big of the universe. Here there was only one cycle; from Heaven/Garden of Eden to Good Friday and the back from Good Friday to Day of Atonement/Heaven the part of the cycle we are in a hopefully Jesus will come and take us back for the remaining half of this last cycle! But now we return to the half of the big cycle where we still have 1,220 years to run before Good Friday, or three quarter time.

          • It is called Passover so it must be related to Jesus on the cross of Good Friday the 14th, but it also includes the death of the firstborn son of Pharaoh, satan it must go as far as the very last battle where Jesus crushes satan’s head, or the day before the Day of Atonement.
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          • This is the fourth coming of Jesus and so it includes the first and the last coming and maybe even the second and third coming as well. As Jesus fights the beast out of the clouds I do not count this as the fourth coming. Because the first coming is included and that is where the side of Jesus was opened up at 4 o’clock His blood here was poured against the altar, the cross and it is this blood which opens that last Day of Atonement, this day must also be included right here at the start of our journey. It would therefore be logical to include our final entry into the New Jerusalem if not in Numbers then in the next Book of Deuteronomy. But for the time being the army is prepared, God has chosen His priests and their 22,000 helpers, the Levites so let us follow the duties of God’s chosen assistants, the interface between God and man in the Old Testament. The success or failure of the army depended on these people doing their work faithfully and correctly.
            CHAPTER 4 Verses 1-20 : ‘ Then the Lord spoke to Aaron, saying, “ Take a census of the descendants of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathers’ households, from thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting. This is the work of the descendants of Kohath in the tent of meeting, concerning the most holy things. When the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and they shall take down the veil of the screen and cover the ark of the testimony with it; and they shall lay a covering of porpoise skin on it, and shall spread over it a cloth of pure blue, and shall insert its poles. Over the table of the bread of the Presence they shall also spread a cloth of blue and put on it the dishes and the pans and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the drink offering, and the continual bread shall be on it. They shall spread over them a cloth of scarlet material, and cover the same with a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall insert its poles. Then they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, along with the lamp and its snuffers, and its trays and all of its oil vessels, by which they serve it; and they shall put it and all of its utensils in a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall put it on the carrying bars.
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          • Over the blue altar they shall spread a blue cloth and cover it with a covering of porpoise skin, and they shall put them on carrying bars. Then they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it. They shall also put on it all its utensils by which they serve in connection with it; the fry pans, the forks and shovels and the basins, all the utensils of the altar;  and they spread a cover of porpoise skin over it and insert its poles. When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy objects and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is to set out, after the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them, so that they will not touch the holy objects and die. These are the things in the tent of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry. The responsibility of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest is the oil for the light and the fragrant incense and the continual grain offering and the anointing oil—the responsibility of all the tabernacle and of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings.” Then the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, “ Do not let the families of the tribe of Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites. But do this to them that they may live and not die when they approach the most holy objects; Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each of them to his work and to his load; but they shall not go in to see the holy objects even for a moment or they shall die.”
            The height of the purity and holiness at the start of the journey to Mount Calvary was simply stunning. Here we have the Levites who were a substitute for the firstborn sons of Israel who were washed by the blood of the Passover Lamb, and that is the only reason they were still alive, not even being able to look at, let alone touch the holy items without being killed! It was not just the blood of the lamb, but these males were dedicated to the Lord at one month and could not begin to serve until after thirty years of preparation and they were still only allowed to touch and look at holy objects only if they were covered.
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          • Despite these withering heights and all the rules and regulations that were designed to keep them there the downward trend soon started and continued down as the wave of evil rose. At the cross on Good Friday good was minimal and evil maximum, they murdered their Lord and Saviour. And so it will be at the second coming; our Lord will be met by a wave of evil, the great tribulation. It will be begun by God’s own people; apostate Jews and Christians. The physical killing of the Lord’s servants maybe done by the Jew but the actual attempted murder of the Lord will be done by these apostate Christians and God alone will judge whether; ‘Father forgive them for they know not what they do.’ Will apply or not. Many there will be correctly attired and know the ‘Word’ that they are destroying, twisting and bringing to naught is the same Word that spoke and this amazing creation came into existence, is the same Word that became flesh and walked among us to Mount Calvary to achieve for us our salvation and is the same Word left for His people to help them through troubled times; the Bible. From what withering heights of the first coming of our Lord has it dropped to its depths today! You can get it to say whatever you want it to say. From ‘it is written’ to ‘whatever you want it to be written!’ But this will not always be so, there will come a time when indeed the Father will forgive them for they not know what they do and will result in that final harvest! Duties of the Gershonites,
          • Verses 21-28- ; ‘ Then the lord spoke to Moses saying, “ Take a census of the sons of Gershon also, by their fathers’ households, by their families; from thirty years and upward to fifty years old, you shall number them; all who enter to perform the service to do the work in the tent of meeting. This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in carrying; they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering of porpoise skin that is on top of it, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting, and the screen for the doorway of the gate of the court which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their chords and all of the equipment for their service; and all that is to be done, they shall perform.
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          • All the service of the sons of Gershonites, in all their loads and all their work, shall be performed at the command of Aaron and his sons; and you shall assign to them as a duty all their loads. This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their duties shall be under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.’
            Many would accuse God of nepotism, cronyism in selecting such a privileged group of people like the priest and sons of Aaron at the expense of the Levites. Both were alive because of the blood of the Passover Lamb on their doors yet one lot could handle and look at the holy objects but the other could only work as pack horses and would be killed if they looked at or touched these holy objects! Talk about favouritism! And it all depended on whether you were born in the right family! But is this really the case? Could God be so unfair? The Aaronic and Levitic priesthoods did run until Good Friday at 3 PM. The curtain that separated the Holy Place from the outside world was torn. We don’t have to stay outside the system any more, we can go into the Holy Place and become one of these privileged priests. On planet earth they continued as male/female but in the Heavenly courts they are unisex, the same. Our High Priest, Jesus Christ has now gone up to the Most Holy Place in Heaven. He is not sitting down but standing up and will soon come back to collect His own. It may not be three quarter time here on planet earth yet but it is certainly well past half time of the homeward leg of our journey. And how many of these whingers and scoffers are going to take advantage of the privilege of becoming priests? Not Many! I think that there is no category of Levite after Good Friday. You either have been washed by the blood of the Lamb and therefore are going to Heaven or you have not been washed by the blood of the Lamb and are going to hell. In its 7,777 odd years of earth’s history many changes have occurred up to now and many more still to come. But the event that changed the outward leg into the homeward leg was Good Friday on Mount Calvary. And there there were many changers including the payment for all of the sins of all of the saints!
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          • Its all homeward bound and it is going to happen at a timing of a split second and it will be at exactly the right time! Duties of the Merarites.
            Verses 29-49 ; ‘ As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by their fathers’ households; from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tent of meeting. Now this is the duty of their loads, for all their service in the tent of meeting; the boards of the tabernacle and its bars sockets, and the pillars around the court and their sockets and their pegs and their chords, with all their equipment and with all their service;  and you shall assign each man by the name of the items he is to carry. This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.”  So Moses and Aaron and the leaders of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their family and their fathers’ households, from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service of the work in the tent of meeting. Their numbered men by their families were 2,750. These were the numbered men of the Kohathite families, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, when Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord through Moses. The numbered men of the sons of Gershon by their families and by their fathers’ households, from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting. Their numbered men by their families, and their fathers’ households, were 2,630. These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Gershon, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord. The numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari by their families, by their fathers’ households, from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who had entered the service for work in the tent of meeting. Their numbered men by their families were 3,200. These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord through Moses. All of the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families and by their fathers’ households, from thirty years and upward even to fifty years old, everyone who could enter to do the work of service and the work of carrying in the tent of meeting.
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          • Their numbered men were 8,580. According to the commandment of the Lord through Moses, they were numbered, everyone in his serving or carrying; thus these were his numbered men, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.’
            All this numbering, all this activity, all these witness verses but for whose sake? It can’t be for God’s benefit because He already knows everything down to the sub-atomic level so it can only be for the benefit of the saints who are starring upwards in anticipation of the New Jerusalem to appear and land on this massive plateau in front of us. What do we want to know and why? We have just spent the best part of 1,800 years in Heaven in a tribe to which we were allocated on arrival in Heaven. In this time we have got to know not just those members of our tribe but many others in other tribes as well. We certainly know the location of our tribe and our neighbours. The first thousand years were very different to those last eight hundred years as at first our prayers were in Heaven with us, all our prayers that we had ever prayed even as ‘petty’ as flying over a city and asking God to bless its residents, all however the number of millions of them there were. Although we were particularly grateful to those other saints who had prayed for us and are now in Heaven with us we have not given up with those left behind on earth. We have focused on the 12,000 members of our tribe, the 12,000 foolish virgins who were left behind at the second coming and when our prayers are bundled back into the golden censor and hurled back to earth we now follow those 12,000 members of our tribe even though they are no longer the subject of our Heavenly prayers. We know each one by name and will follow this final Heavenly count very carefully.
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          • This golden censor when it is hurled back to earth does not directly hit the abyss and release satan and the wicked dead in one action. This was pointed out in the staggered strike of this censor in the discussion on the end of the millennium. But even if it went through the door of the abyss at high speed it was still too precious to be destroyed in the abyss is my current thinking.
            The other thing to be considered is the condition of the saints. We like Lazarus were called from the dead by Jesus at His second coming but unlike Lazarus we were given Jesus’ robe of righteousness, so we could not die. But we were also given ‘Heaven like’ brains which are far superior to our present ones and we must be grateful to the Lord for that! How much superior? Well let me give you an example. Today JK would think he is doing particularly well if he can remember six or seven Bible Verses. This same JK listens to a 1,260 day tutorial by my Master where He expands the Bible by many thousand fold and I can remember every word in that tutorial and its significance! All this counting and arranging are not being lost on the saints! We are probably arranged in order that we will be entering into the New Jerusalem although I am not sure how we can tell the boundaries with the other tribes unless we know them personally something I would have thought would take more than two thousand years to learn. The numbering taking place is very thorough with many witness verses authenticating the original process. Do I think it is according to the fathers’ households? Can’t be as there are no mothers or fathers in Heaven. Is there a hierarchy in Heaven? Certainly appears to be the case. Are we standing now on land that has already been allocated to us for the eternities to come?
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            • There are any number of scenarios available here. Even though I have been making a case for Rueben to be the first to enter, both Numbers and Revelation put Judah first; lead tribe and first creature looks like a lion. All tribes are assembled with each member on their individual plot. ( Keep in mind that there is no sea so the earth’s surface, so divided by 144 million gives us a plot of about 400,000 square meters each [ or about half a mile by half a mile square] when compared to today where 400 is regarded as large all assumes the earth is recreated the same size and is of the order of space which will be in the New Jerusalem) So each tribe is lined up and lo and behold when the New Jerusalem settles down on this plateau and the pearly gates are opened the light streaming out through the pearly gate that has the name of Judah on it shines on the tribe of Judah and the light Streaming out through the pearly gate with Issachar’s name on it defines the location of Issachar and likewise for the remaining ten tribes. But when the march begins Judah go first and march single file and they only own up to horizon so when the last member of Judah enters does the back member of the tribe behind them join the cue and the line continue? The tribe on the other side of the world opposite to Judah is Ephraim but this would mean that they enter through Judah’s gate and not Ephraim’s gate. Maybe when the last of Judah enter the ones alongside them, Issachar turn left a bit and they too go in through Judah’s gate, then Zebulun join onto the end of that line and so on. All enter through the gate of Judah. But then they may all march forward and enter through the gate with their names on it, into their own suburbs where their apartments are that Jesus has gone ahead to prepare for us?
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            • These are but nuances about final entry and to be able to answer these we have much bigger problems that need to be solved first. These will have to sorted out at the end of the journey but back to the journey itself.
              The numbers we are dealing are not the 14.4 billion of souls that God created to spend an eternity with Him, they have been severely truncated and finally will include the foolish virgins of all time; both before and after the half time event; Good Friday the 14th. Before the cross it may have been the animal sacrifice system reinforced by Moses at Sinai and had been operating since the time of Cain and Abel. Moses could see that it was pointing to Passover of Good Friday but he still did ‘as God commanded him’. The people before the cross were forgiven their sins not because they had killed a ram or lamb but because they believed and obeyed God. On their way home after the Day of Atonement any sin they confessed when the High Priest took a firm hold of the scapegoat’s head had passed onto the scapegoat which was then led away from the city into the wilderness and destroyed  carrying their confessed intentional sins. Very few knew that this stood for what Jesus would do on Good Friday. The transition from Moses’ sacrifice to Christ’s sacrifice was a very painful period for the people of God and it seems the more you understood the old system, the more of its beauty you could see the more difficult it would be to change to the Christian era. There could be no better example of this than the great apostle Paul. The history of his people told him whenever they were blown off-course disaster followed. He was not going to be blown off-course by this latest fad; Christianity. But it is we who struggle with the reverse process. Paul could not apply that wealth of knowledge about the Old Testament to Christ and we cannot apply our knowledge of Christ to the Old Testament.
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            • There are attempts out there being made to do so that is if you call a one sentence remark about twenty or so verses an ‘attempt’. But these attempts will snowball when the Jews are rejoined to the vine of Jesus Christ. But to get that final connection we are going to have to wait until the master teacher delivers His 1,260 day tutorial. The time that this tutorial is delivered is the same as our time; It will be after Passover Good Friday but before the Day of Atonement. It is a consolidation of Good Friday but preparation for Good Saturday when the Day of Atonement will occur. It is a structured tutorial based on the seven day week. Six days of intensive tuition flowed by a day of intense worship of the one who is teaching us. A time of consolidation, a time for things to sink in, a time of preparation for this event of the Day of Atonement we are about to experience in real life. A life changing event!
              The numbers we are following are real earthly numbers but they are also symbolic and real combined when we are lined up and waiting for the New Jerusalem. All plots are occupied, not one person is missing! The real significance here is that there are no dogs and murders here. This group has been clearly defined and the safeguards and regulations concerning all, including this group have been defined. Everyone knew what was expected of them and they, using their God given free will chose not to comply. It is not vengeance to check they are not here it is just a spontaneous response as we see the last page of history being turned over. They are not here!
              So who was supposed to be here. They were males over the age of twenty years old. You are not counted just because you decided you wanted to leave Egypt’s sinful land and be a part of the Exodus, although clearly that was a requirement.
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            • You were not counted from the time you entered life’s Jordan River under the guidance of the man on this side of the river; Jesus Christ as humanity. You were only counted when you got to twenty years old; when you saw the Man on the other side of the River the one in white and above the waters and decided that this was going to be your life  from now on; there was no going back to Egypt. It was only at this stage that you were included in the census, in any of the periods of the history of time. But how can you start from such a high and noble beginning and finish up in hell? How can so many people be so wrong? Does God really have to be so severe and cut these people out, so many of whom actually died rather that accept the mark of the Beast? Just exactly is what God is looking?  We have been given a brain, mind and logic by Him, doesn’t He expect us to use it?***
              • I think I am about to add another verse of the Bible which I claim to have some understanding of; Numbers (3:12), ‘ Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn , the first issue of the womb among the sons of Israel. The Levites shall be Mine’. Just what do the saints see in this verse? Here we have the start and the end of the heavenly journey. Here we have the dichotomies of beast/evil, army/Levite, foolish/wise virgin and before/after Good Friday. Starting with the 603,550 strong army and comparing them with the 22,000 Levites; Both groups have a start by date, ( army have to be 20 years old and Levites 30 years old), a period if training, initiation, ( army members twenty years and Levites from one month to 30 years), difference in termination of service, ( army have to fight as long as they are able but the Levites service is truncated at fifty years old), and Egyptian Passover, ( only Levites were selected to become servants of God and the army was not affected, but the swap of firstborn for Levite must be taken into account).
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                So on that Good Friday night in Egypt only the firstborn were concerned; they either lived and became Levites/firstborn of family or they died as did Pharaoh’s son and all other firstborn males. The firstborn son of Pharaoh was satan and he dies in the very last battle of history. So here we have the beginning and the end of the journey of God’s people via Calvary. The 603,550 strong army were only affected in that the next day Pharaoh told them to get out of Egypt; they were not washed by the blood of the Passover Lamb they were just free to go. But they were involved in the count because they had left Egypt and because they were over twenty years old. The angel of death that night was a real entity and real firstborn were killed. Most Jews that night had no idea that the blood of the lamb they had killed was of itself of no value but fully dependent on the Blood that Jesus would shed in more than a thousand years’ time. They believed God that if they swabbed the blood of the lamb they had killed on their doorframes they would be safe because Moses had been told by God to do so, and they were saved. Our belief in Jesus has the same power and works the same way today. It is not understanding that saves us but belief, faith.
                That march that began on the 01/02/02 started with 603,550 foolish virgins and 22,000 wise virgins, about one wise to thirty foolish. This is significantly lower than at the midnight call of the great tribulation when there would have been 300,000 wise and 300,000 foolish. Only 22,000 were Levites. ( actually there were 22,273 firstborn that night that were saved because they were washed by the blood of the lamb. So what happened to the 273 ‘excess’ who were bought back by their families and the money raised given to Aaron and his sons? 22,273 firstborn were washed by the blood of the lamb and therefore 22,273 should have gone to Heaven. How can these 273 ‘excess’ be washed but stopped being Levites, rejoin their families and the foolish army and finish up in hell?
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              • A similar situation occurred at the second coming when the 144,000 foolish virgins received the seal of God yet finished up going to hell.)
                The battle of the firstborn, the Levites and already been won on that night, 14/01/01, Egypt Passover, actually completed on Good Friday on Mount Calvary’s Passover. On Good Friday it was the beast that was defeated, albeit only temporarily, but still defeated. The Levites now only have to battle this mortally wounded beast. Their fight has a beginning but it also has an end and it is shorter than the ones in the army. They have already conquered the problem of satan, of outside evil of the firstborn. Satan is going to be defeated and we are told that by God way back in the Garden of Eden.  He makes no claim to them. He is silent in hell when Jesus calls out, ‘ JK is Mine!’ But just like he had no hold on Jesus does not mean that satan will ever stop trying to trip me up even if that be with monotonous regularity. ‘So? Jesus has already factored that fall on Good Friday!’ The Levites fight against the beast within does indeed occur on the Day of Atonement and the beast ceases to exist forever from day onward.
                But Jesus could see that the rest of the army of this time were not going to accept His conditions, be obedient to Him. They were not involved in either Egypt’s Passover or Calvary’s Passover and they therefore have to battle the beast from within and from without. Theirs is a long battle and only ceases when they are unable to fight anymore; in the fires of hell!