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Marilyn C

FORESHADOWING CHRIST (Gen. - Deut.)
 

The first five books of the Bible were written by Moses under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Christ is foreshadowed in a variety of ways  - symbols, signs, sacrifices  all help us to understand His character, functions & vocations.

 

In the first book of the Bible we read of the beginning of things - Genesis, meaning origin. The beginning of the world, the human race, sin in the world, the promise of redemption, family and man-made civilization, nations and of Israel.

Christ is foreshadowed as the seed promised, (Gen. 3: 15) and as the Son beloved of the Father. (Gen. 22: 12 - 14)

 

In the book of Exodus we see the thrilling epic of God hastening to the rescue of man. It tells of the redeeming work of the sovereign God. It begins in darkness and gloom, yet ends in glory; it commences by telling how God came down in grace to deliver an enslaved people, and ends by declaring how God came down in glory to dwell in the midst of a redeemed people. We read of the giving of the Law and of the building of the tabernacle.

Christ is foreshadowed as the sacrificial Lamb. (Ex. 12: 27)

 

In the book of Leviticus we read of God instructing Israel as to how to draw near to a holy God - the five sacrifices and the Feasts of the Lord.  To administer these sacrifices before God there was need of a priesthood. God chose one tribe, the Levites, and one family, Aaron`s, to be priests before Him. The feasts were an overview of God`s purposes for Israel over time.

Christ is foreshadowed as the High Priest. (Lev. 16: 32 & 33)

 

In the book of Numbers we read of the wanderings and experiences of the people in the wilderness. The tribes were numbered and set in order with God stretching over them a cloud by day and fire by night. We read of Moses` leadership amid a murmuring and rebellious people. Finally all those who refused to go over into the land of promise previously, all died in the wilderness. A new generation would go over.

Christ is foreshadowed as the leader, greater than Moses. (Num. 11: 11 - 14)

 

In the book of Deuteronomy we read of the blessings of obedience and the curse of disobedience. It is a collection of the sayings and songs of Moses which he gave as his farewell to the children of Israel. It is a book of Remembrance, as Moses reminded the people of what God had done for them. It is the final preparation for entering the Promised Land.

Christ is foreshadowed as the true prophet. (Deut. 18: 18 - 22)

 

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OVERVIEW OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
 

Throughout the history recorded in the Old Testament and through the poetic and prophetic sections we see that there is one great purpose moving through the ages, the eternal design of the Almighty God focused on His Son.

 

In the first five books, the Pentateuch, written by Moses we read not only of the wonderful creation and of its marring, but of God`s great plan to bring restoration. Thus we see that God has planned that a man from Adam`s race, and who is also His Son, will be the sacrifice prepared. We are also shown the necessity of a High priest to come before a holy God, and one that has the ability to lead the people and speak for God, a prophet.

 

Then in the History books of Israel entering into the Promised Land and dwelling there, we read that the Lord reveals Himself as the captain of the Lord`s army, and later in His majesty as King upon His throne. These awesome visions signify His great dominion, His authority and power.

 

In the collection of poetry and wisdom we gain a greater appreciation of the Lord as Redeemer, Mediator and Saviour. The writers tell of the experiences of the heart and practical advice in everyday life. There is also many wonderful hymns that exalt the Lord`s attributes, His names, His word and His goodness. No wonder this section is the most popular.

 

Finally the prophetic section reveals not only God`s purpose for Israel at the time written but also gives a greater view of the Gentile and Israeli future events.  These will culminate in God`s final purpose of all coming together, in harmony, in the New Heavens and New Earth. 

 

Thus God has unveiled in the Old Testament the great problem of sin in the universe, and the overcoming of that through His beloved Son. The writers by the Holy Spirit reveal in symbolic language, types and shadows the great masterpiece of God, His Son who not only is to be the salvation of the world but also its great ruler, through His people Israel.

 

Yet there is one amazing part of God`s plan not revealed to the ancient writers. And this is what the New Testament is all about - the final capstone in God`s design of the ages.  

 

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OVERVIEW OF THE BIBLE
 

God`s word contains 66 books, written by 40 authors, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is God`s plan and purpose through Christ for mankind.

The Old Testament was written mostly in Hebrew (a few short passages in Aramaic). Then about a hundred years before the Christian era the entire Old Testament was translated into Greek, being the predominant language of that time.

The New Testament was written in the Greek language and our English Bible is a translation from the original languages.

The authors were kings and princes, poets and philosophers, prophets and statesmen. Some were learned in all the arts of the times and others were unschooled fishermen. Other books are soon out of date but the Bible spans the centuries.

 

God starts with the creation of the world and the heavens, revealing mankind, his perfect, yet vulnerable state before the fall. Then we read of the effect of sin and its consequences, revealing a fallen angel, Satan, who is against God. God then sets in place His means of restoration, His Son to be the way to deal with sin. God continually works with mankind till sin reaches its climax, then comes judgment by flood. From then on we see God working with a family, (Noah) and later tribes and nations, (Egypt, Assyria).

 

God raises up His nation to rule the world righteously. However even amid rebellion throughout the centuries God never casts away His people, Israel. Their purpose to rule the world under God, is put on hold when they reject their Messiah.

 

The death, resurrection and ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ is central to God`s word. We see that God had planned His Son to be the way back to relationship with the Father. Then we read of a new group, the Body of Christ that is made up of Jews and Gentiles. These believers have the very character of Christ within and will eventually rule and reign with Him in the third heaven.

 

Operating from the third heaven, we read of the Lord Jesus Christ putting down all rebellious rule and authority. First He deals with the world system, its armies and leaders. Then we see Satan and his fallen angels put into the pit. Israel under the Lord, then rules the world for a thousand years. Satan is finally loosed and when he gathers the world`s armies against Israel, they are dealt with by fire from heaven.

 

Finally there is the Great White Throne Judgment, and the creating of a New Heavens and New Earth. Every realm is ruled by the Lord  under His rulership - the Body of Christ is the third heaven, the Old Testament saints in the New Jerusalem which comes down out of heaven near the earth, and then on the earth, Israel ruling the nations.

 

As God says - `His good pleasure that He purposed in Himself, that in the fullness of the times, He might gather together in one, (harmony) all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth - in Him.` (Eph. 1: 9 & 10)

 

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

I am looking forward to sharing and discussing God`s word together. When we read the Bible we can often get lost in the details and history, thus it is good to step back and see what God has said concerning His Son.


God`s word is written to reveal Christ, His character and His purposes for -

- The Body of Christ,

- Israel,

- The Nations.

 

I have written the Old Testament in summary, in four sections and the New Testament, book by book, in three sections. I hope the diagrams and pictures help us to get the big picture of what God is focusing on - Christ.

May we come to know the Lord more as we see Him through God`s word.

Marilyn.

 

 

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CONCLUSION

When God brings the earth and heaven to a close it is then time for the Great White Throne Judgment. This is for all mankind except the Body of Christ and the just men and women, (Old Testament saints).

`Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was no place found for them.` (Rev. 19: 11)

Those who had rejected Christ`s offer of salvation will be cast into the lake of fire. Those who had never heard of Christ`s sacrifice will be judged according to their God-given conscience. If they lived righteously, shown by their works, (not evil), then they will go to live on the new earth.

`And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged according to their works by the things which were written in the books.

The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.

Then death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.` (Rev. 19: 12 - 15)  

God has shown that throughout the centuries that He has continually outstretched His hand of mercy to all who call on Him. And by His grace, freely given in Christ there are different inheritances for the different people groups - the Body of Christ, Israel and the nations.

These inheritances are awaiting all those who are blessed to go into eternity when God creates a New Heaven and a New Earth.

`And I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and first earth had passed away....` ((Rev. 21: 1)

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MAN`S FINAL REBELLION

God had always purposed that Israel would rule righteously over the nations, and this will come about in the millennium. This is the final opportunity for mankind to turn to God without the influence of Satan.

However, we see that many people still want their own way. If that happens then there will be consequences.

`And it shall be that whichever of the families of the earth do not come up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, on them there will be no rain.

If the family of Egypt will not come up and enter in, they shall have no rain; they shall receive the plague with which the Lord strikes the nations who do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

This shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not come up to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.` (Zech. 14: 17 - 19)

`No rain,` produces no crops, famine, disease and plagues. This is God ruling with a `rod of iron.`  

Over the centuries as generations come and go, many people will still have hard hearts towards God. Finally when the thousand years have finished, Satan will be released from the pit. He will go forth and deceive the nations. They will gather in huge numbers, once again outside Jerusalem.

`Now when the thousand years have been expired, Satan will be released from his prison and go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.

They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city.` (Rev. 20: 7 - 9)

God sends fire down from heaven and brings this old sinful affected earth to a close.

`And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away. And there was no place found for them.` (Rev. 20: 9 - 11)

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LIFE IN THE MILLENNIUM

The plagues through the tribulation and the great earthquake that caused the cities of the nations to fall, will cause such great devastation upon the earth that civilization as we know it will cease. No technology, no fuel, no food production, no medical facilities, no businesses of any kind, all will have crumbled, obliterated. There will be only few people upon the earth after the plagues, mass killings and persecutions.

Life in the millennium will have to start from the basics - agriculture and working together in family groups. There will be no more wars, so the weapons will be made into farm implements.

` They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nations shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.` (Micah 4: 3)

`They shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit....` (Isa. 65: 21)

People will have to learn to work together to rebuild houses and dwelling places. Then over time some of the cities will be repaired by the generations that follow.

`And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.` (Isa. 61: 4)

`They shall build houses and inhabit them; ...` (Isa. 65: 21)

Many people will come to Israel and work for them, as they realise the blessing of the Lord is upon the nation of Israel.

`Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the foreigner shall be your ploughmen and your vine-dressers.` (Isa. 61: 5)

Over time people will live longer as there will be no wars, and life is centred round outdoor healthy living. People will learn of the ways of the Lord from the priests, and thus there will not be so much anxiety and stress.

`No more shall an infant from there live but a few days, nor an old man who has not fulfilled his days; for the child shall die one hundred years old, .....for as the days of a tree so shall be the days of my people, and my elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble; for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.` (Isa. 66: 22 & 23)

 

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LIVING WATERS

When the Lord comes to the Mount of Olives, He will split the mountain in half and living waters will flow out to bring healing to the rivers and seas.

`The Lord will go forth and fight against those nations as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley. Half of the mountain shall move towards the north and half of it towards the south.` (Zech. 14: 3 & 4)

The rivers and the seas will be polluted in the tribulation and thus God sends living water to flow across the land of Israel towards the Jordan valley and also out to the Mediterranean Sea. This water will also flow under the temple and bring life to all along its banks.

`Then he brought me to the door of the temple; and there was water flowing from under the threshold of the temple.....This water flows towards the eastern region, goes down into the valley and enters the sea.

When it reaches the sea its waters are healed. And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.` (Ez. 47: 1, 8 & 9)

The fishermen will have good catches to feed the people as previously all living things in the sea had died. (Rev. 16: 3)

`It shall be that fishermen will stand by it, (the living waters) from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many.

But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.` (Ez 47: 10 & 11) 

As the water brings life to the rivers and seas, we also see that the trees planted along the river will grow good fruit for food and the leaves will be used for health purposes.

`Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.` (Ez. 47: 12)

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God`s Glory Through Israel

 

God`s glory will be upon Israel, on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. It is from here that God`s righteous rulership goes forth to the nations of the world.

`For Zion`s sake I will not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem`s sake I will not rest, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns. The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory.

You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.` (Isa. 62: 1 - 3)

 

God sets His glory upon Israel in the midst of the nations so that they can learn to walk in His ways and come to worship Him. A new temple will be built upon the site of Solomon`s Temple. The Lord has laid down the exact dimensions and requirements for this holy place in His word. (Ezekiel) Then God`s glory will fill the sanctuary in this new Temple. The Prophet Ezekiel was given a vision of this.
 

`And he brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple; so I looked, and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord;.....` (Ez. 44: 4)

A special area will be designated as Holy unto the Lord for the sanctuary and for the priests.

`Moreover, when you divide the land by lot into inheritance, you shall set apart a district for the Lord, a holy portion of the land;.....in it shall be the sanctuary, the Most Holy Place. It shall be a holy portion of the land belonging to the priests, the ministers of the sanctuary, who come near to minister to the Lord; it shall be a place for their houses and a holy place for the sanctuary.` (Ez. 45: 1, 3 & 4)

 

The area on the Mount is so holy that if a wild animal strayed there then they would not be harmful.

`The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox, the nursing child shall play by the cobra`s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper`s den.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my Holy Mountain...` (Isa. 11: 6 - 9)

 

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God`s Government Through Israel

 

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The kingdoms of the world will then become the kingdoms of the Lord. (Rev. 11: 15)

`Oh, clap your hands all you peoples! Shout unto God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. He will subdue the peoples under us, and all the nations under our feet. How will choose our inheritance for us.` (Ps. 47: 1 - 4)

 

The Lord shall appoint those who will rule under Him, in Israel. Firstly, a man called David will be delegated authority to be a Prince, a king over Israel and the nations of the earth.

`Then they shall be my people and I will be their God. David my servant shall be king over them, and they shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in my judgments and observe my statues, and do them. `(Ez. 37: 24 & 25)

 

Then there will be Levites and priests chosen to teach and judge over the peoples.

“And I will also take some of them for priests and Levites,” says the Lord.` (Isa. 66: 21)

`The priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who keep charge of my sanctuary,.....they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and the unholy, and cause to discern between the unclean and the clean.

In controversy they shall stand as judges and judge according to my judgments. They shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed meetings, and they shall hallow my Sabbaths.` (Ez. 44: 15 & 16,  23 & 24)

 

The people of the nations will be required to go up to Jerusalem to learn of the ways of the Lord and especially for the Feast of Tabernacles - to worship the King.

`Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord`s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it.

Many nations shall come and say, “Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; he will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.”For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.` (Micah 4: 1 & 2)  

 

`And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which went against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of Tabernacles.` (Zech. 14: 16)

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MOURNING TO JOY

The Lord then sends His angels to the four corners of the earth to bring the Jews back to their own land, Israel. There will be no cars, or trains, or planes etc operating after the great earthquake, the Jews will be brought back on horses, mules and camels.

`Then they shall bring all your brethren for an offering to the Lord out of all the nations, on horses and in chariots and in litters, on mules and on camels, to my holy mountain Jerusalem.` (Isa. 66: 20)

While these are coming, the Lord goes into Jerusalem to reveal Himself to the people there. He goes first to the house of Judah, the ruling tribe then to the people of Jerusalem.

`The Lord will save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem shall not become greater than that of Judah.....

And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on me whom they have pierced; they will mourn for him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for him as one grieves for a first-born.` (Zech. 12: 7 & 10)

Oh how sorrowful will be the people of Israel when they realise that their long awaited Messiah is the one their nation crucified many years ago. There will be great mourning in the land. However, God has promised the people of Israel that their mourning shall be turned to joy.

`.I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them and make them rejoice rather than sorrow.` (Jer. 31: 13)

God not only gathers all His people from around the world but He brings many (Gentiles) from the nations to see His glory in Jerusalem.

`I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see my glory. I will set a sign among them; and those among them who escape I will send to the nations....to the coastlands afar off who have not heard my fame nor seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.` (Isa. 66: 18 & 19)

There will be great celebrations in Jerusalem as their mourning will turn to joy; the Messiah has come, their `sons and daughters` are coming from afar, and the Gentiles are blessed to see the glory of God over Jerusalem.

`Behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, and her people a joy. I will rejoice in Jerusalem and joy in my people; the sound of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying.` (Isa. 65: 18 & 19)

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JUDGMENT

The great earthquake has caused the cities of the nations to fall, and the islands to disappear while the mountains are levelled. Civilisation and all its modern trappings will have been obliterated. Over three quarters of the population of the world will have been killed, (during the tribulation).

 The Lord then comes with His angelic hosts.

`...the Son of Man .....comes in His own glory, and all the Holy angels with Him...` (Luke 9: 26)

`So the Lord of hosts will come down to fight for Mount Zion and for its hill. Like flying birds about, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem, defending, He will also deliver it; passing over, He will preserve it.` (Isa. 31: 4 & 5)

His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives.

`Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,...` (Zech. 14: 3 & 4)

The Lord speaks the word of judgment and the world`s armies are annihilated.

`Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations.` (Rev. 19: 15)

This would be like a nuclear blast - God`s word of judgment, the fire of His great wrath.

 `And this is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the people who fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on the their feet, their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets, and their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.` (Zech. 14: 12)

Judgment is also upon those throughout the world who have not looked after the Jews when they were fleeing the persecution by anti-Christ and his army. These people wherever they are, are immediately taken away to judgment.

`Two women will be grinding together; the one will be taken and the other will be left. There will be two men in the field; the one will be taken and the other left.` (Luke 17: 35 & 36)

The Lord Jesus explains why they were taken away in judgment.

`Then He will say to those on His left hand, “Depart from me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels,......Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, (His Jewish brethren), you did not do it to me.` (Matt. 25: 45)

 

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THE MIGHTY EARTHQUAKE

There is great darkness upon the earth when the world`s armies surround Jerusalem.

`Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will diminish their brightness.` (Joel 3: 14 & 15)

Then through the gloom they see a strange light coming closer to the earth. This supernatural sign is the great glory of the Lord and His angelic hosts leaving heaven and coming to this sin-stricken earth. As they come closer the glory gets brighter and by evening it is bright.

`It shall come to pass in that day that there will be no light; the lights will diminish. It shall be one day which is known to the Lord - neither day nor night but at evening time it shall happen that it will be light.` (Zech. 14: 6 & 7)

Suddenly there is a mighty roar from God Almighty and the heavens part and on the earth there is a great and mighty earthquake destroying the cities of the world.

`The Lord also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake;...` (Joel 3: 16)

`And there were noises and thundering and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth. Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell....then every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.` (Rev. 16: 18 - 20)

The multitudes in the valley, and all the peoples of the earth tremble in fear and try to hide, for they know that it is the great day of the wrath of God.

`...behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black....and the moon became like blood and the stars fell to the earth,.....Then the sky receded.... and every mountain and island was moved out of its place.

And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!

For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand?” (Rev. 6: 12 - 17)

The Lord Jesus Christ with His mighty angelic host will have shaken this planet to its very core. Truly “Who can stand?”

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ARMAGEDDON

The final Gentile Global Government is headed up by the Antichrist and the False Prophet. In the middle of the tribulation they break the Israel Peace-Covenant and desecrate the Temple in Jerusalem. God steps in and obliterates their capital city - the city of Babylon in Iraq. In great fury the Anti-Christ moves his government over to Jerusalem and then plans to exterminate the nation of Israel. Great persecution follows and finally after three years demons are sent forth to gather the world`s armies to the plain at the north of Israel, Armageddon.

`...they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that Great day of God Almighty.....and they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.` (Rev. 16: 14 & 16)

Thus the armies of every nation in the world will initially gather at Armageddon. There, they will be consolidated into one mighty invasion force. It will advance in extended order, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea, to the Jordan valley. This gigantic army will sweep through the plains of Esdraelon and Samaria conquering and subduing every town and village, exterminating all Israelis enroute.

Finally this force will encompass the city of Jerusalem which will eventually be overwhelmed, conquered and looted. Two-thirds of the whole Israel nation will be slain. Jesus said

`When you see, Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognise that her desolation is at hand.` (Luke 21: 20)
 

Israel as a nation will be broken and crushed. The armies of all the nations of the world will be marshalled in victory formation outside Jerusalem. What a triumph! The whole world of at least 300 million troops against Israel! What an overkill!! However it is predicted by Jesus that it will be a pyrrhic victory. (pyrrhic - costing more to the victor than to the vanquished).

`And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky.` (Matt. 24: 30)

 

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THE MILLENNIUM

OVERVIEW

We are in momentous times as God`s purposes are unfolding. Soon the Gentile`s Rule will come to an end and Israel, God`s chosen nation will rule the world. Before that happens we know that there will be a period of great conflict and trouble, as Jesus said,

`such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.` (Matt. 24: 21)

It will be a time when the rebellious nations are judged and the nation of Israel has to go under its final chastisement, till their wonderful deliverance by the Lord Himself at the battle of Armageddon.

Deliverance amid the devastation, peace amid the rubble, and great joy when all hope had seemed lost. The Lord`s return to this sin-stricken world will herald in a new era of peace where those who are alive will enter in to learn of God`s ways and come to know of His glory from Jerusalem.

This is the time that was foretold by the Old Testament Prophets, when God will reign through His chosen nation and mankind will learn to live under God`s rule without the influence of Satan, (locked in the pit).

 Amazing as it will be to live in such a time, mankind`s sinful heart still desires its own way and thus there will be a final rebellion led by Satan (who is released). It is quickly dealt with by God.

This period of time is called the Millennium as it is for one thousand years. There is much in God`s word that tells us of this period, so we can look at -

 

- What is God`s purpose for the Millennium?

- What will the world be like going into the Millennium?

- What changes will occur during that time?

- Who will be able to live in that time?

- What sort of life will they lead?

 

(Note: it is important to realise that we, the Body of Christ will be with Christ in the third heaven and not on earth at all during the tribulation and millennium.)

 

Marilyn.

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SUMMARY OF MAIN EVENTS

 

The Peace Treaty - Adar 20th (March 16th 2020)

The month of Adar is the time of rejoicing of deliverance from enemies. It is the last month of the Jewish year and the happiest in the calendar. This rejoicing will be after God deals with the Russian Federation of Israel`s mountains.  

                                                 

The Temple Sacrifices - Cheshvan 4th (Oct. 22nd 2020)

The month of Cheshvan is the only month that does not have a holiday but is reserved for the time of the Messiah to inaugurate the third temple. This will be appropriate for Israel to prepare by starting their sacrifices.   

                                                                                                                     

The Temple Desecration - Av 11th (July 29th 2023)

The month of Av is when Israel mourns the destruction of its temple. Sadly this will be when the anti-Christ sets up the Abomination in their temple, thus desecrating it.  

                                            

Jesus` Return - Tevet 29th (Jan. 8th 2027)

The month of Tevet is a time of mourning when Israel mourns and repents for the armies of Babylon who laid siege to Jerusalem. This is exactly what will happen when all the armies of the world surround Jerusalem.

                                                                                                                                                                                      

The Temple Cleansing - Shevat 30th (Feb. 7th 2027)

The month of Shevat makes the beginning of a `new year` for trees. It is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees emerge from their winter sleep. This can only happen when the Lord brings forth the living waters from under the Mount of Olives, bringing life giving water throughout the land. This water then will be used to cleanse the temple, priests and vessels.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Celebrating - Adar (2) 15th (Mar. 24th 2027)

The month of Adar & also the double Adar (leap year) is the time of celebration of victory of their enemies. Most appropriate for the Lord`s deliverance of the nation of Israel.

 

 

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THE MILLENNIUM

Israel`s Passover is a fixed date and occurs every year at the same time - 14th of Nissan, their New Year. I believe this month of Nissan will herald in the Millennium. Israel will rule under Christ, over the nations (that are left after the tribulation).

This Passover date connects exactly with the feast of Purim, which must be 4 weeks prior. Thus I see that this connection between the New Year, with the Passover and the final months, (Adar 1 & 2) after the tribulation as the starting point from which all other days and months can be accurately calculated.

 

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Celebrating National Deliverance - Adar (2) 15th (Mar. 24th 2027)

The month of Adar & also the double Adar (leap year) is the time of celebration of victory of their enemies. Most appropriate for the Lord`s deliverance of the nation of Israel.

The Nation of Israel will celebrate their National deliverance, not only in remembrance of Esther`s victory, but the fulfilment of the Lord delivering them from Satan, the anti-Christ and his great army.

The joy, feasting and thanksgiving will be absolutely without precedent. Their Messiah has come and set them free.

I believe it will take place when Jerusalem celebrates the feast of Purim on Wednesday, March the 24th 2027. (Adar 2, 15th)  

 

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Celebrating National Deliverance.

From 11th Av (2023) (desecration of Temple) through 30th Shevat (Temple Cleansing) to 15th of Adar 2, is 1,335 days.

The extra months of Adar 1 & 2 with the 15th day for Purim, (celebrations) are before the New Year & the Millennium.  

 

1,335 days = 1,290 + 30 + 15 days.

1,290 - Temple Cleansing

30 - Adar 1

15th - Purim celebrations in Adar 2

 

`Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the 1,335 days.`  (Dan. 12: 12)

 

 

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The Temple Cleansing - Shevat 30th (Feb. 7th 2027)

The month of Shevat marks the beginning of a `new year` for trees. It is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees emerge from their winter sleep. This can only happen when the Lord brings forth the living waters from under the Mount of Olives, bringing life giving water throughout the land. This water then will be used to cleanse the temple, priests and vessels.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

The Temple will be cleansed I believe, on Sunday February 7th 2027. (Shevat 30) This is the end of Israel`s month that celebrates the growing season. In that month the living waters will be flowing out from the Mount of Olives and across the land bringing new growth along the river. The living waters will be used to purify and cleanse the Temple vessels and Holy Place.

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THE TEMPLE CLEANSED.

From  11th Av (2023) to the 30th Shevat, (2027) there are 1,290 days.

`And from the time that

- the daily sacrifice is taken away,

- and the abomination of desolation is set up,

There shall be 1,290 days.` (Dan. 12: 11)

- then the sanctuary shall be cleansed. (Dan. 8: 14)

 

1,290 days - till temple cleansed,

1,260 days - when Jesus Returns.

 

This period of time shows that the tribulation has been shortened by 30 days.                    

1,290 - 1,260 = 30 days.

 

 

 

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Jesus` Return - Tevet 29th (Jan. 8th 2027)

The month of Tevet is a time of mourning when Israel mourns and repents for the armies of Babylon who laid siege to Jerusalem. This is exactly what will happen when all the armies of the world surround Jerusalem. 

Jesus` Return, I believe, occurs on the evening of Friday January the 8th 2027. (Tevet 29) This is the last day of the month when Israel mourns and repents for the siege of Jerusalem under the Babylonians. And then they will be confronted with actual decimation as a nation when the world`s armies surround them.

The Lord, however returns to deliver them and to deal with the world`s armies. He comes on the eve of the Sabbath and the beginning of a new month.

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JESUS` RETURN.

From the 11th of Av (2023) to the 29th of Tevet (2027), there are 1,260 days.

It is the time when

- the Gentiles will tread down the holy city, (42 mths 1,260 days.  Rev. 11: 2)

- & when the two witnesses give their testimony, (1,260 days.  Rev. 11: 3)

- & when the anti-Christ is given complete authority and power.  (42 mths 1,260days. Rev.13: 5)

    

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The Temple Desecration - Av 11th (July 29th 2023)

The month of Av is when Israel mourns the destruction of its temple. Sadly this will be when the anti-Christ sets up the Abomination in their temple, thus desecrating it.   

The Temple Desecration, and the taking away of the daily sacrifices, I believe will take place on the Sabbath, July 29, 2023. (Av. 11)

The people of Israel had already been in mourning, remembering the destruction of their temple, and then the Global leader, the anti-Christ does the unthinkable, and sets an image of himself in the place for God alone, the Holy Place, on the altar. It is the abomination of desolation.

 

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THE TEMPLE DESECRATION.

From the 11th of Av  (2023) to 30th of Shevat (2027) there are 1,290 days as God`s word tells us.

`And from the time that

- the daily sacrifice is taken away,

- and the abomination of desolation is set up,

there shall be 1,290 days.` (Dan. 12: 11)

  - then the sanctuary shall be cleansed. (Dan. 8: 14)       

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The Temple Sacrifices - Cheshvan 4th (Oct. 22nd 2020)

The month of Cheshvan is the only month that does not have a holiday but is reserved for the time of the Messiah to inaugurate the third temple. This will be appropriate for Israel to prepare by starting their sacrifices.   

 The Temple sacrifices will start, I believe on Thursday October  the 22nd  2020. (Cheshvan 4)

 This will be after the 7 months of burying the dead armies of the Russian Federation. The land must be cleansed before any sacrifices can start. And they will start them before the Sabbath.

                                                   

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From Adar 20 to Cheshvan 3 there are 7 months and 10 days, (220 days)

 

Adar 20th to  29th day = 10 days

Nissan 30 days

Iyar 29 days

Sivan 30 days

Tammuz 29 days

Av 30 days

Elul 29 days

Tishrei 30 days

Cheshvan 3 (day before the temple sacrifices)

 

Then from Chesvan 4 (2020) the Temple sacrifices

to Shevat 30 ( 2027) the Temple Cleansing

there are 2,300 days.

 

Altogether, 220 days + 2,300 days = 2,520 days, 7 years.


 

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The Peace Treaty - Adar 20th (March 16th 2020)

The month of Adar is the time of rejoicing of deliverance from enemies. It is the last month of the Jewish year and the happiest in the calendar. This rejoicing will be after God deals with the Russian Federation of Israel`s mountains.                  

 

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The Peace Treaty, I believe, will be signed and come into effect on Monday March the 16th 2020. (Adar 20)

This is the beginning of the working week and will usher in the `7 year` Tribulation.

 

 

 

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I have included the Jewish months, (which you can get on line) so that you can add up the days if you so desire. So from the Peace Treaty to the Cleansing of the temple there are 2,520days.  From the 20th of Adar 2020 to the 30th of Shevat, 2027 (7 years later) is 2,520days, (220 days + 2,300 days = 2,520 days). 

 Next, I will post each month, one at a time, with the Jewish and solar calendar.

 

 

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This is the last in a series of 4 pages of calculations. I have done them a step at a time so we can see what God`s word says. Now this final page shows the fixed point from where all the other calculations can be taken.

 

Next I will post concerning the actual dates.

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