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THE PROTOTYPE

James 4:1 totally sums up the state of humanity. It says, “why do you fight and argue with each other? Isn’t it because of selfishness?” (That’s from the Bible, a modern translation.)

So what if selfishness could be overcome? And each one instead puts the other first. The key of course is truly doing it. Lol. Can it be done? It’s a lot easier with a certain seed in us – one totally misunderstood. It starts out tiny, but if watered and fertilized it will grow into the biggest and most beautiful tree (or flower) in the garden of our soul. All those ideals and truly wonderful aspirations we have, actually can be reached, and so much easier. Is it a magic pill?

Yes it is! But there may be a few weeds, during the process, that need to be pulled up.

But think about it, how could there be a universe of peace, justice and joy, if the energy is flowing backward? Toward self. Isn’t it eventually a vacuum? Just suppose if life isn’t an accident (and anomaly) after all.

What’s the first thing that has to be done in order for all that exist to be happy, free and locked into all energy flowing outward as genuine love and affection? No speck of selfishness or imperfection anywhere.

Don’t think it can be done? Maybe that’s why this learning process is so full of hard knocks. You really think we’d be convinced any other way?

Things To Come

We (christian universalism) can’t seem to totally shake the idea of ‘punishment’. The first thing that seemed to me to point away from ‘punishment’ and toward results and consequences, is how “we didn’t choose Him”. If He chooses WHEN a person repents, is reconciled, and reborn (3r’s of CU, lol) why would their repentance be more strident than ours? In a sense, we were ‘punished’ but I don’t think of it that way. I even think the “wrath of God” is a spiritual natural law of not only results and consequences, but of perfection. Ultimately a Great Unbreakable/Iron Law of Perfection. This being because God Most High is both Life (itself, the breath and spark of) and He “is perfect” (mt.5:48). Therefore imperfection can only ever be trouble/tribulation, ruin/apocalypse, and ultimately death/not being, opposite of Life. Imperfection being a bottomless pit actually, which history is proving.

And I believe “lake of fire” is Earthly prophecy like any other. Jude 7 tells us what hellfire is. Not a place, but event.

How does God (SO wise) create genuinely able to think and reason beings, aNd, keep paradise/perfection intact?? I guess He includes a visible option of imperfection/straying, in the original garden of life, engineer everything so “all in heaven and earth” take this unavoidable journey/lesson all together at once, and then let it run its course. Interfering only at dire apocalyptic times and by building the remedy into it all “from the foundation”/blueprint/beginning.
After all “God is the savior of all” (1Tim.4:10). And what are we learning? By our beginning in a beautiful, lush garden, but ending with scorched Earth?

2 Peter 3:10-13 seems to be a lake of fire at the time of the Lord’s return (which Biblically, is when the tares are gathered to be burned, and the wheat is gathered ‘into His barn’).. With enough chain reaction to make the “Earth shake to and fro” (Isaiah 24:20). This at the beginning of the Lord’s long second advent. And then at the end of it, another lake of fire when He hands all things over to the Father, who is a “consuming fire”, the “elements melting in ferocious heat and there is a new heavens and a new Earth wherein righteousness will dwell” and God “will now tabernacle/tent/dwell with mankind” and God will be “all in all” (Rev.21:2-5; 1Cor.15:22-28; 2Pet.3:12-13).

Also! One at the final defeat of the adversary (Rev.20). Right in between the millennium/“thousand years” and “the judgment”. Like an outline, I realize right this minute, the three mentions of “lake of fire” in the Book of Revelation.

You see, I’m quite sure the Lord’s long second advent is typified, foreshadowed and represented by the ancient Fall holy days (of Lev.23) like His first one was by the Spring ones. [Proving Christian Universalism!]

The pattern being (1)Trumpets (of Rev. and the last Trump(et) – 10days/1000yrs later – (2)Day Of Atonement (Judgment ‘Day’ – of “kolasis” – CORRECTION” and at end of, if anyone is still not entered into the book of life, they will have to pass through the (fiery/purifying) “all made new” event while not yet born again – and it’s 5days/500yrs to – (3)Tabernacles!! (500 years to be brought to repentance!)

Afterall since He is Perfect, the ‘end’ result of all this – history and life as we presently know it – has to be the very best one possible. Perfect makes no mistakes, and cannot lose anyone, as to lose even one, cannot be said to be “perfect”.
I want to get this amazing info out! It doesn’t belong to me. Truth belongs to all, and is to be shared.

 

Things To Consider

“How can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard?”

Ro.10:14 ..When will they hear? During Judgment ‘Day’ (AGE).

Lake Of Fire is prophecy. (1)At Jesus’ return. Tares gather to, wheat in barn. (2)At the final defeat of the adversary. (3)At the “all made new” event.

 

Winds Of Time

Politically speaking, do you ever feel like we’re being herded? At my house we watch “Walton’s Mountain”.. I found out it’s based on (in large part) a movie called Spencer’s Mountain. ..Instead of John Boy, it’s Clay Boy. (Lol.)
When you watch shows like that you see how much life and culture has changed.. From family and simple life, lived close to the Earth. Some good changes of course.. But we threw the baby out with the bath water!

Of course there always was the cities.. and the world, the one created by mankind.. and history. Many folks may think we’re progressing.. going forward. But the Bible says the pit has opened wide its mouth and the nations will parade, carous and agitate their way into it.. Prophet Isaiah, I believe. Of course the translators translated it as “hell has opened wide its mouth..” And in a way they’re right. (But it’s earthly prophecy like any other. Even the fiery part.)

But after that comes resurrection! Jesus said ““all those in the tombs” (graves) “will hear His voice and will come forth” (from the graves) “..some into aionian life” called “the resurrection of life” and “the thousand years”/millennium) ..”And some in the resurrection of agelasting correction (aionian kolasis)” called ‘Day’ of Judgment. (Jn.5:28-29; Mt.25:46)

And after that, “God makes all new”. (Rev.21:1-5) “The elements will melt in a furious heat ..a new heavens and a new Earth..” (2Pet.3:12-13) “The lion will eat straw like the ox, the bear will graze with the cow”. (Is.11:7)
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Eschatology 2

It’s “after the thousand years” that all “the rest of the dead will rise” Rev.20, which of course begins the ‘day’ (age) of judgment described as “kolasis” – correction!

His long 2nd advent being modeled after (prefigured by) the Fall Holy days of Lev.23, of – Trumpets, 10 days/1000yrs later – Day Of Atonement (and kolasis! DOA for the initially doa) 5 days/500yrs later – Tabernacles, “God will now tabernacle (tent/dwell) with man upon the “new Earth wherein righteousness/rightness will dwell” because God/love will rule!

His first advent fulfilled perfectly the Spring Holy days aNd their pattern, though it’s not easy to see (“theoreo”) as Passover and 1st day of Unleavened Bread are called interchangeably.. and there’s 3 sabbaths of the week, thus three preparation days.. And of course the days begin at sunset rather than midnight, and both Hebrew hours/time and Roman are used in the gospels.. But He was, as we know our Passover Lamb.. dying on that specific hour of the Passover sacrifices.. was placed in the grave as 1st day of Unleavened Bread was beginning and rose exactly 3 nights later as the regular weekly Sabbath was ending and the third Holy Day was beginning called “Firstfruits” – “Christ the firstfruits”.

1Cor.15:22-28 tells it perfectly “as in Adam all die, in Christ all will live but each in their own order – God being Life and “is perfect”, imperfect can ONLY ever be trouble (tribulation), ruin (apocalypse both individual and collective!) and ultimately death (not being) – “then (2nd)those that are His at His coming… then at the ‘end’ (3rd)when He hands all things over to God that God may be all in all” – everything to everyone! Mt.13:33, key ‘word’ three!

When Jesus returns the tares have gathered to be burned (not ‘hell’ but the huge armageddon battle/chain reaction so much so that the “Earth will shake to and fro” Is.24:20 (or 20:24?). And the wheat is gathered into His barn, and “on that day His feet shall stand on Mt of Olives” (Zech.14:4) from where they saw Him go up.. And so shall we (believers) be ever with the Lord..  (we are the 3rd temple?).. Our Day of Atonement being during “what’s called today” – not our choice, but His (not by merit, etc.) but because a mighty Truth proving drama/theater needs more than one (sort of) character? ..And Yhvh will be “all in all”.

2Pet.3:10 & 12,13 being bookend events of His long 2nd advent, vs 10 at His return and appearing, and 12,13 being the “all in all” event of “making ALL new”. Other mention of lake of fire in Rev. besides at these 2 events, is at the adversary’s final defeat just before “the judgment” Jesus spoke of.

Jude 7 afterall tells us exactly what ‘hellfire’ is. Not a place. But an event.

Isaiah 11:7 – “The bear will graze with the cow, and the lion will eat straw like the ox”.

And Matthew 25:46 – “..These will go away into aionian-agelasting kolasis-CORRECTION” (translated, everlasting punishment, oye!) “but the righteous into aionian life” (the millennium!)

Eschatology 1

Modern history.. We’re in the desert.. the wind rises.. fast riders on galloping horses come thundering past one by one.. The first on a white horse. He is wearing a crown of ruling and victory.. A new age began. The gospel rode and rides forth into the world conquering and to conquer, making an open show over all other powers and principalities, ultimately tumbling them from their powerful heights of power.

“…A light to the nation’s.. salvation to the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 49:6

“As it was in the days of Lot.. on the day Lot left it rained hellfire.. THE example of the penalty of aionios fire.” – Luke 17:28-29;Jude 7

“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” — Jesus, Mt.12:25

From the agitated sea of humanity will (fully) rise the “beast more terrible” which has ten horns (seats). And also iron teeth (columns?) and bronze claws (Rev.13:1; Dan.7:7,19) showing it to have Roman/Graeco (western) foundations (Dan.2:31-45).

But first – Seal 6 – thermonuclear chain reaction as warfare – which is currently being held in check – see Rev.7:1 – and NOTE! – the seals are described as their FULL effects from their first, to their last (effects at the end) – This (long, to us) pause will be interrupted, and a crises not to be wasted, for then is when both “beasts” of Rev.13 will ‘step up’ and be very prominent on the world stage.

Verse 13:13 is the same first occurrence of Seal 6, and pinpoints an office (which becomes beast 2, the final little horn, which rose among a cluster of ten, and by its growth uprooted three in the land of Rev.12:14 (the chapter can be read as an insert and total history on its own).

As is believed, they will forge a seven year peace with many, but in the middle, will break it against Israel (Rev.12:17) by “taking away their sacred place”. And 3.5 (Hebrew) years plus thirty days later, will “set up” the final desolating abomination (this time upon the human temple meant for God’s Spirit? I.e., the notorious 666 apparatus. “And happy the one who waits and comes to 45 days later” – Dan.12:11-12. And somewhere along the line will be five months of widespread Marshall Law, enforced by what looked to John like locusts which can sting from their head and tail. (Rev.9:3,9,10)

But also (meanwhile) wicked $ity Babylon (babble on and on) which has corrupted culture, society and family, upon all seven continents no less, shall fall. For ‘she’ rides the huge beast of 13:1, but what will happen when the huge beast rides her? – Rev.17:12 and 16, the ten horns/seats/kings will devour her and raze her with fire. Finally, Socialism will destroy Capitalism gone extreme and “pornos” (Greek for harlot).

Widespread drought having swallowed her waters (Rev.12:16).

 

Gehenna

Luke 17:26-27 – “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage – until – the (very) day Noah entered the ark.”

Then what?

“Then the flood came.”

The rainbow came after the flood.

It will be as it was..

The flood that is coming is fiery. (And in my opinion, manmade. What better way to teach than by experience?)

A thermonuclear chain reaction beginning in Gehenna Valley outside Jerusalem – severe enough to make the Earth “shake to and fro” (Is.24:20) is sure to produce a lake of fire in the Middle East.

Truth – multiple choice:

a. Jude 7

b. Dante’

 

Apocalypse Before The Kingdom – Heaven On Earth

Jesus taught “the kingdom”. It was at hand. It had come and was coming, and His parables began with “the kingdom is like”.

Prophet Daniel as a young man interpreted King Nebuchadnezzar’s disturbing dream about mankind’s empires, which the kingdom will strike and shatter like they are dust upon the winds.

Apocalypse is part of the “good news of the kingdom”. How is apocalypse “good news”?

God is both Life (“gives breath/life to all” Acts 17:25) and He “is perfect” (Mt.5:48). This means life hAs to be perfect! Suffering, loss, sorrow, oppressions, cannot last forever!

Now let me ask you this! HOW does God have genuinely able to think and reason beings (thus they can make choices) – aNd – keep perfection/paradise intact?

Obviously, a first thing you do is include in the garden of life, a visible option of imperfect choice. Of “hamartia” – Greek word meaning to “miss the mark” which is translated “sin”.

Of course we all want Him to intervene and stop all suffering. Which He has done! By His blueprint at the “foundation of the world” of sending His Son “the Firstborn” – the “proto” born, the prototype – for “this is the mystery! Christ (THE seed) in us”! (Col.1:27; Gal.3:16)

And He also intervened, at other critical times – to curb great evils. But, if He intervened in all human affairs.. Well, what would be the point? Of letting this imperfection run its course? Which course, of course, is apocalypse. Imperfection cannot endure. It is corruption. It falls apart, entropies. And very thankfully immortality is not in it.

It’s also good news that because God is Life and Perfection, the end result of all this – letting imperfection run its course – can only be the Best One Possible! “Perfect” makes no mistakes, and cannot lose anything. To lose. one. thing. cannot be said to be “perfect”! [Is.42:5;Mt.5:48]

So a lot of the Scripture is about this natural element – what we call apocalypse. It’s a Greek word that literally means “revelation”, “an unveiling or unfolding of things not previously known and which could not be known apart from the unveiling”.

Eschatolgy requires an “unveiling” (de-cloaking). And the culmination of all imperfection, when it collapses and, or implodes, is an unveiling of the Truth that imperfection is built on sand. The “smoke of apocalypse shall rise up forever and ever” – a poetic way of saying it will never be forgotten that there really is only One Way of Life. Only one way to be alive, to exist. Because God is life and is also perfection making imperfection the opposite of life. Ultimately it. can. not. be. done. Hooray! Life hAs to be perfect!

The Lord of Life has given many (many) signs and markers concerning apocalypse, both the individual, national and the collective. But apocalypse (fall, ruin, collapse) is only part of the eschatological equation! (Again Hooray!!)

This is turning into longer than I intended, but I will try to stay brief! I have the urge lately to tell it all. All I’ve learned after forty plus years of study and semi-monasticism (my ‘own’ brand, lol).

Mankind’s final wars will be in the Middle East. First over oil. Which is one reason why I think the final scene of “blood as high as horse’s bridles” is code, yes code, for oil. If getting the U.S. not to produce oil fails.. well you see the oil triangle? With Russia and Saudi Arabia. And of course Iran is watching. So eventually limited war?

Currently we have, since 1945, been in a pause. But the winds of the just released Seal Six (see Revelation chapter 6) once again let loose (but limitedly) will be a HUGE sign concerning eschatology. We are still currently at Revelation, verse 7:1, with “… four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back its four winds ..do not harm the land or sea or trees until..” Holding back the winds of the just released Seal Six!

Meanwhile, what we have been seeing is birth pangs, the sign of approaching end times.

Seal Six is not recognized as to the HUGE thing it was, and is, in Biblical prophecy. This is because the seals are described – in chapter six, at the very beginning of the vision/scroll – as to their total effects. Even their effects at the very ‘end’ are described here at the beginning. You see how this cloaks the vision, yes?

After limited modern capability occurs (once again as warfare) the global agenda will very much gear up. The Revelation characters will ‘step up’. And a famous and notorious treaty/covenant/league will be ratified for seven years. [Daniel 9:27]

This seven years is the totality of Daniel 12:11-12, which says in the midst or middle of the agreement, it will be broken with Israel. Either by stopping sacrifice at a newly built third temple, oR(?) by the taking away or removal of – a place of – daily sacrifices of prayers that is in Jerusalem now. After all, at Matthew 24, verses 1 and 2, coming out of the temple, Jesus said, “See all this? Truly I tell you not one stone will remain atop another that shall not be thrown down”. Whichever of the two occur, about three and a half years plus thirty days later, will be set up the final abomination that desolates. This time upon the human temple meant for God’s Spirit? And happy (verse 12) those who wait and come to forty-five days later.

You see who has such capabilities? Who has many modern miracles and wonders. This is TODAY’s false prophet, whose “strong delusion” has caused a cultural “faling away” from the faith, and “seats man in the temple of God, showing himself he is god”/highest power deciding good and evil. And don’t forget, his widely believed false prophecy.

I almost forgot! Revelation’s “you will have ten days tribulation..” (2:10) makes me think perhaps the last “ten days” is when things escalate from cannot buy or sell to will be killed..

The last great idol of mankind to replace God Most High (who “is love”) will be an “iron/bronze” (Roman/Greek) based institution which will in all likelihood harness, be infiltrated by, or partner with those who practice Revelation 20:4 especially during those final ten days(?)

Revelation 3, verses 7 and 10, say it’s the Philadelphia (brotherly/sisterly love) church (believers) that will be “kept safe from the hour of trial” …”the sun” (which is thermonuclear, btw) “will not smite them.. I will lead them to streams of living” (including fresh?) “waters …be like the deer at the side of the mountain..” [Rev.7:16,17; Song of Solomon (s.o.s!):8:14]

“Be wise as a serpent, harmless as a dove.. don’t be found of Him at His coming eating and drinking with the drunken” (and the confused?) “nor beating upon others of the household..” [Mt.10:16 and 24:48,49]

Summary: Where are we in eschatology right now, April 3rd, 2020? We are at Revelation chapter seven, whole chapter. If you want to understand the Book of Revelation, remember about the seals, understand chapter 12 is an insert and a total history. Even if it has an end days fulfillment – also. Verse 13:13 pinpoints an office prominant in last ‘hours’ (before the Lord’s return!)

I have never known who the two witnesses are! They may be the same “two” of Revelation 7.

And, the Revelation vision is told (in Revelation) as four versions:
1. ch.12
2. 6:1-16:21
3. 17:1-19:10
4. 19:11-22:5. And note, 22:6-21 is narrative outside the vision.

 

Bible Prophecy In Plain Words

A duplicate post on each of my blogs.

Presently, I think we are still in the pause of seal 6 (of thermonuclear as warfare – Rev.7:1-2, but the seals are told as to their total effects, including at the ‘end’ which veils the vision I think).

So when that pause is interrupted – though I think at first limitedly – is when things start to escalate.. Today’s world beast/body will ‘step up’ as will the office which carried out 13:13.. same seal 6 first event, which pinpoints an office prominant in last days and who gives breath (authority) to the world beast (that has iron/bronze – roman/greek roots, see Dan.7:7,19 w/ Rev.13:1 & Dan.2:31-45) but will be either infiltrated by or in partnership with the wild beast who does Rev.20:4). This world beast will make or ratify a 7 year agreement/treaty/covenant/league which they will break with Israel in the middle of it by either stopping sacrifices at a 3rd temple or (I believe) by removing or taking away the Western (Wailing) Wall where sacrifices of prayers are offered daily (completing Mt.24:1-2 “see all this?”). And 3.5 years plus 30 days later is when shall be set up the final abomination that desolates(?) This time upon the human temple made for God? Perhaps with behavior modification? And tracking.. Maybe lauded as a step up in ‘evolution’? Or.. who knows? A vaccine you cannot buy or sell without. “But – blessed – are those who wait and come to 45 days later”. With the last “ten days” escalating to will be killed..? (Dan.12:11-12; Rev.2:10)

Another Rev. character is today’s false prophet who has a widely believed false prophecy and many modern miracles and wonders. ‘He’ also has a “strong delusion” which “seats man in the temple of God, convincing himself he is god”/highest power deciding good and evil. A strong (but ridiculous, lol) delusion which has caused cultural “falling away” from the faith. He enabled 13:13 and will give the beast 666.

Rev.12:16 suggests drought, and out of the smoke of it, plus war, shall come widespread marshall law for five months? (Rev.9:3,9) The sun will give less light (through the smoke) and the moon will reflect red. Then will be seen the Son of man coming on the clouds with great glory and He will send His angels to gather His believers from all directions of the Earth. (Mt.24:29-31)

“He comes in fire with His angels” 2Thess.1:7-8, and “gathers His wheat into His barn” just barely after the tares have gathered to armageddon in Gehenna Valley.. with enough chain reaction to make the “Earth shake to and fro?” and “oil to flow high as horse’s bridles..?” (Isaiah 24:20; Mt.13:30; Rev.14; and 16:14,15,16!)

 

An Easter Thought

(Easter is supposed to be part of the Passover week, called Firstfruits.)

It is impossible that there be nothing. (Because nothing cannot become something.)

Since there is something – all we see – which fades away, there must be a first cause, that does not fade away. (Or there would again, be nothing.)

And if all things come from this First-cause, this First-cause must be Life! We could call it Perfection. It is of course the biggest law of life. That life and perfection are one. It’s the Life! The intelligence.. the Over-mind. We’re told straight out it’s “love”. (“God is love” 1Jn.4:8.)

Love has to rule. (Because only perfection endures.)

The end result (Greek “end-aim”) (of even all this imperfection) can only be perfect, i.e. THE BEST ONE POSSIBLE. (The rest is translation error.)

And this makes death the anomaly, not life.