Bible study 1:God’s word in the bible

It is generally accepted that human knowledge comes from two sources: reason and experience. We need each of these to understand the world around us. Even though each of us has these two common sources of knowledge, these sources fail to answer those important questions in life: “Where did I come from?” “Why am I here?” and “Where am I going?”

There is another source of knowledge that we can turn to for these answers — it is called revelation. We find this revelation, or revealing of truth, in the Bible. It is from the pages of this God-breathed book that we find the answers to life’s most challenging obstacles. It is in the pages of this blessed book that we find the strength and the sustenance to continue our journey to know God.

There are two types of revelation: general and special. General is that revelation which has appeared to all men, regardless of their “religious” background. This revelation has appeared to us in the form of the Creation. This one act alone is enough evidence of God’s existence that we are all without excuse before him (Romans 1:18-20). No one will be able to stand before God and accuse him of not making Himself known. That is what general revelation is all about.

Yet, there is another form of revelation, which is referred to as special revelation. This involves a more direct communication, or revealing of truth with man. In times past, this revelation has been given through dreams, angels, visions, and Christ Himself while here on this earth. Now we have the finished revelation of God in written form. We call it the Bible!

As we go through this lesson, please remember this statement: “God’s Word is the foundation for everything else that we believe: if the foundation is faulty, the rest will be shaky at best!” What you believe about salvation, about Christ, about heaven and hell, and about any other doctrine is determined by what you believe about the Bible. With that thought in mind, let us explore the pages of God’s story to man.

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One scheme saw the tribulation beginning in A.D. 534 with Justinian and ending at the French Revolution in 1794.

The most famous date-setter in American history was the Baptist William Miller. Miller was a classic historicist. He took the 2300 days from Daniel 8:14 when “the holy place will be properly restored” and turned them into years. Miller’s starting year was 457 B.C., the time when Nebuchadnezzar profaned the
Temple in Jerusalem. When you add them up you arrive at the year 1843 as the time of Christ’s second coming. But when that year came and when, like any other year, it was discovered that a year had been left out for the shift from B.C. to A.D., thus 1844 was the true year (similar to Whisenant’s recalculation).

However, it too came and went and Miller’s scheme became known as the “Great Disappointment.” While there are more details involving the historicist approach, you can see by the very nature and fabric of this viewpoint that it is at root a date-setting approach to interpreting prophecy. Even though the historicist hermeneutic was the one most widely practiced before, during, and after the Reformation, by the middle 1800s it began to fall into extreme disfavor. Historicism had been virtually the only game in town for Protestants and was enthusiastically practiced by most Amillennialists, Postmillennialists, and Premillennialists alike. About the only ones continuing to practice this hermeneutic in our day are
Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, and Seventh-Day Adventists. In fact, the SeventhDay Adventists denomination sprang out of the Millerite movement.

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ISRAEL’S FALL FEASTS AND DATE-SETTING OF THE RAPTURE by Thomas Ice

July 1992
Jesus will return on October 22, 1844
–William Miller
Jesus will return on September 28, 1992
–Dorothy Miller

1992 is witnessing a plethora of attempts to set the date for the rapture. Most of these schemes use the Fall Feasts of Israel’s annual seven feast cycle in some way to set the month and day of the rapture. Then they may use cycles of feasts combined with other schemes to arrive at the year, usually 1992 or 1993. Some of the dates I have seen suggested include August 1992; September 8, 1992;

September 28, 1992 (the most popular); October 28, 1992; Fall 1993. Last week Hal Lindsey told me that date-setting fever has swept through the Christian community in Korea advocating September 28, 1992. As a result, Lindsey’s prophecy books have been banned from many bookstores because they are viewed as heretical since he does not follow their date-setting scheme. This is very interesting in light of some of Lindsey’s American critics who keep insisting, in spite of Lindsey’s documented denials, that he is a date-setter. In Korea he is considered a heretic because in reality he is not a date-setter.

Most of us remember the stir created by the dogmatic assertions of Edgar Whisenant and his booklet 88 Reasons Why The Rapture Will Be In 1988, not one of them true. Much of his rationale revolved around his use of Israel’s feasts. I wrote against his views during that time [See “Dispensationalism, Date-Setting and Distortion,” Biblical Perspectives, (Sep/Oct 1988; Vol I, No 5)]. In this article I want to explain why I think this current round of date-setting is equally invalid.

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100lb Hailstones

The bible speaks of a time in the future when, as a form of judgment against the ungodly, God will send massive hailstones weighting in at a talent (an ancient form of measure) each upon those who have willingly served Satan and the AntiChrist.  This will immediately follow the pouring out of the 7th bowl, a judgment that will include quite a few different events, including the declaration from Heaven of “It is done!”, flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, a severe earthquake unlike any in history and numerous other things.

This plague of hail mentioned as part of this judgment will be so fierce and incredible that it will cause those who survive it to curse God even more than they already have by this point in the Tribulation due to the sheer severity of the storm.  This will also serve to prove, for one last time, that those who are unsaved and have sided with Satan are unrepentant and will remain so forever, and thus are deserving of their judgments.  While the fact that large hailstones are present in this judgment, the actual size and weight of the hailstones is a topic of much debate.

The reasons for this comes from the fact that the generally accepted weight of the classical “Talent”, a form of bulk measure used in antiquity, varies widely from as little as 44lbs upwards to 110lbs.  The generally accepted “median” weight is 75lbs, while the typically accepted “scholastic” value is 90lbs.  But that’s the “standard” talent.  There are other versions of the talent, such as for silver and gold, that can weight between 125 and 250 pounds!  Even so, the most generally anticipated (i.e. the most likely to occur) size for one of these hailstones to be is around 100lbs.

Based on this anticipated value, the size of the hailstone would be approximately 20 inches across and would have an impact velocity at sea level of around 315mph.  If these ultimately come from outer space, the likely starting mass of these “hailstones” will be up to well over 200 inches across at the time of planetfall as considerable mass will be lost as they make planetary entry.  If they are generated planetside via large storms or unusual upper atmospheric events then their initial mass will be close to 20 inches across.  However, it is unlikely that these will be storm generated, as the winds required to create these would be in excess of 600mph, upwards of 1000mph.

As such, the origin of the hailstones is most likely to be celestial or upper atmospheric in nature.  This is further verified by the fact that, due to the presence of excessive thermal sheer in Earth’s lower atmosphere, it’s not possible for storm winds to exceed 350mph, and only then is it possible within a tornado, thus making it impossible for these hailstones to form within storms in the Earth’s lower atmosphere.  There is also the fact that the hailstorm is global rather than localized meaning that it can’t be the result of a single localized storm.  Even so, regardless of how God creates them, this hailstorm will be global and it will be extremely devastating and frightening to all who experience it.

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Live: Passover sacrifice at foot at Temple Mount

Temple mourners practice sacrificing the communal Paschal offering and pray for the reinstitution of the true Passover sacrifice.

 

Due to the health situation, this year authorities have limited the number of participants in the ceremony as well as the number of onlookers. As a result, the ceremony will be broadcast live this year.

The Paschal Sacrifice is the offering which the Torah mandates all Jews offer on the eve of Passover. The sacrifice consisted of a male year-old goat or lamb, which had to be fire-roasted and consumed in Jerusalem during the Passover Seder. The practice ended with the destruction of the Second Temple, and religious Jews pray each year for the rebuilding of the Temple and the resumption of the Paschal offering.

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Dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing biblical text are discovered in Israel’s ‘Cave of Horror’ having been hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome 1,900 years ago

  • The fragments of ancient parchment were discovered in the ‘Cave of Horror’ which is south of Jerusalem 
  • This is the first item discovered from an archaeological dig in the Judean Desert in more than 60 years 
  • The pieces of parchment found inside the cave include Greek lines of biblical text from Zechariah and Nahum
  • Other items found in the cave include a 10,000 year old woven basket and the skeleton of a young girl 

Dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments thought to have been hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome 1,900 years ago have been found in a cave. 

The fragments include lines of Greek text from the biblical books of Zechariah and Nahum and were radiocarbon dated to the 2nd century AD, experts confirmed.  

The Israel Antiquities Authority say more than 20 fragments were found in a remote canyon in the Judean Desert, south of Jerusalem – the first find of its kind in 60 years.

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750 killed at Ethiopian Orthodox church said to contain Ark of the Covenant: report

Ark of the Covenant for the Tabernacle replica at BYU in this photo from October 16, 2017. | (Wikimedia Commons)

Around 750 people were killed in an attack on an Orthodox church, which is said to contain the Ark of the Covenant described in the Book of Exodus in the Bible, in northern Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region — home to thousands of churches and monasteries — according to reports.

Hundreds of people hiding in Maryam Tsiyon Church in Aksum amid an armed conflict were brought out and shot to death, and local residents believe the aim was to take the Ark of Covenant to Addis Ababa, the Belgium-based nonprofit European External Programme with Africa reported in this month’s situational report, released on Jan. 9.

“The number of people killed is reported as 750,” it said. The church, the most ancient and sacred of Ethiopian Christianity and also known as the Church of St. Mary of Zion, belongs to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

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750 killed at Ethiopian Orthodox church said to contain Ark of the Covenant: report

Ark of the Covenant for the Tabernacle replica at BYU in this photo from October 16, 2017. | (Wikimedia Commons)

Around 750 people were killed in an attack on an Orthodox church, which is said to contain the Ark of the Covenant described in the Book of Exodus in the Bible, in northern Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region — home to thousands of churches and monasteries — according to reports.

Hundreds of people hiding in Maryam Tsiyon Church in Aksum amid an armed conflict were brought out and shot to death, and local residents believe the aim was to take the Ark of Covenant to Addis Ababa, the Belgium-based nonprofit European External Programme with Africa reported in this month’s situational report, released on Jan. 9.

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COULD THIS BE THE SAME TYPE OF DIVINE INTERVENTION THAT CAUSED THE LORD TO PUT A STOP TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TOWER OF BABEL? LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS REGARDING THE TOWER OF BABEL.

Tracy Yates is the author of several books including The Matrix Code
The Alien Agenda, The Bible Code Solved,
The Time Before Time series.
He is also the host of Reality Check Radio on YouTube as well as Speaker.

Genesis 11:6 KJV: And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Could the same logic apply to a future hive-mind system that is attained through 6G and the optimal positioning of the Beast computer that would then allow Elon’s Neuralink to become a reality for all who take this chip? This would unite the people with “one language” through this hive-mind system and it would seem that nothing they imagined to do at this point would be restrained from them.

Before you consider this idea as too far-fetched I want you to consider the Elite’s third goal as it is seen written out on the Georgia Guidestones; “Unite Humanity With a Living New Language”.

Those of you who have studied this in-depth have likely concluded that the heavenly Jerusalem is actually the shape of a pyramid. The pyramid shape perfectly keeps all the dimensions mentioned in Revelation 21:16 and also gives a good explanation as to why Jesus is in the Head, or Capstone, position and the body of this structure makes up the church. Satan often tries to mirror the things of the Lord in order to deceive humanity.

Now I will throw something out there that most may not be aware of. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the earthly replica of the heavenly Jerusalem. The body or “Pillar” of the Great Pyramid represents all humanity in our current earth age who take the mark of the Beast. The body of the heavenly Jerusalem represents the saints or all that receive Jesus as their Savior.

Isaiah 19 KJV mentions the Great Pyramid. The capstone of the Great Pyramid has been missing for all recorded history. This means that the word “pillar” as mentioned in Isaiah 19 is referring to the body of the Great Pyramid, or this structure below the capstone.

Isaiah 19:19 KJV: In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.

Now let’s take a look at what Revelation 3:12 says regarding the saints being the “pillar” or body of the heavenly Jerusalem.

Revelation 3:12 KJV: Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

If this is correct then the Antichrist would literally be assuming the position of Christ as the Head, or Capstone, of the temple, by taking the capstone position on the earthly replica of the heavenly pyramid that we observe as the “all-seeing eye of Horus”.2 Thessalonians 2:4 KJV: Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Now we have come full circle for those of you that have ears to hear and eyes to see. This quantum Beast computer system will merge ancient advanced technology with modern technology using a 6G connection. The apex of this union will be the capstone of the Great Pyramid. This will be the center of the Hive-Mind connection or what Elon calls “Neuralink”.

The Elite have seen this coming for several years as is depicted on the back of every US dollar bill where the capstone is shown as the “all-seeing” eye of Horus. Horus is simply Osiris reincarnated and Osiris is just another name for Lucifer.

Now we can understand why this capstone is called “the all-seeing eye” This will be where the Beast computer is located which, in turn, will be where the collective consciousness or “hive-mind” is centered hence, making the Beast System “all-seeing”.Revelation 17:13 KJV: These have one mind, and they shall give up their power and authority to the beast.

God bless!

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