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.


Not Forever

The saved during this life will serve, thus reign with Jesus, during the millennium/”thousand years” after He returns at the last of the *Trumpets*. “But the rest of the dead live not again/rise not, until after the thousand years”.

So they will miss the millennium. It doesn’t say why. But it does say God will be “all in all” by His “making ALL things NEW”. The “resurrection to the judgment” may consist in all those having “died in their sins” rising still in their sins – initially – but we know Jesus will draw ALL to Himself, Jn.12:32.

“ALL in the tombs/grave will hear His voice and rise, some to the resurrection of Life, and some to the resurrection of judgment” and “correction” (according to the Greek, translated to read punishment, rather than the Fatherly “correction”) – their *’Day’ of Atonement* and reconciliation, which is prefigured by Israel’s national Day of Atonement (of Lev.23). I think of it as DOA for the (initially! not the fabled ‘forever’) doa. The second resurrection will catch up to the first one. Surely? Because Love will rule supreme in ALL hearts. And God Himself “will *Tabernacle* with (all) mankind upon Earth made new” (Revelation 21:1-5).


Metaphor Has Been Crowned King

From Luke 18:

31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. 32 He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; 33 they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again.” 34 The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.

Do you suppose they couldn’t hear Him because they figured, like the nation’s ‘talking head’ leaders, that surely He was speaking in metaphor?

Have you noticed the growing trend of thinking that to read the scripture as literal is far inferior to reading it as metaphor?

But really, isn’t a lot of that simply self, thus carnal in the guise of ‘wisdom’? And human and self’s ideas about what the Word of God says, trumps the Words of God as written? When hearing (or thinking) metaphor, we can ask ourselves, does it add to, or take away from, what is written? As written?

From start to finish the Word of God is a complete and glorious story! He endowed thinking ability to angel and man and a whole new world – or tree – of possibilities ‘came about’. Because sooner or later, with thinking and reasoning ability comes the ability to make choices. And surely(?) because He is both life and perfection, any resulting imperfection is the opposite of life! He engineered it so all “in heaven and earth” would take this unavoidable journey (and lesson) all together, at once.

So the remedy and rescue for “ALL” (from death, the “wages/result of sin-Greek word “missing the mark”) was built in “from the foundation/beginning of the world”. How amazing that He can let all this, going our own way, run its course, yet all things will return to Him, for “of Him, through Him, and to Him, are all things”. (Romans 11:36)

Man’s ways and all things not built upon The Rock, being imperfect, can only crash and fall to ruin. Yes apocalypse began in Eden.

Of course there are parables. But they have literal meaning. Even the Revelation vision, told in symbols and acts (meanwhiles) is quite literal. Yes, EARTHLY, fiery results of man’s empires, prophesied, were transformed into the ancient and pagan belief of after life torment and burning (of bad citizens, lol) called ‘hell’.

There are three mentions in the Revelation vision made of a “lake of fire”. (1) At Jesus’ return during Armageddon, “lest all perish” – how coincidental with man’s modern capabilities! (2) At the final defeat of the adversary, in chapter 20, when fire “rains” upon him (3) and at the Revelation 21:1-5, “all in all” event when Father Yhwh “makes ALL things new”.

As the apostle Peter wrote – 2 Peter 3:10-11 & 12-13 – “The day of-the-Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. 11 – Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness; 12 – looking for and hastening the coming of the day-of-God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat. 13 – But according to His promise, we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.” And love/God/life/perfection will rule! For engraved upon every heart and mind will be the full understanding of good from evil (life from DEATH.. so “go not that way!”).

Consider this, God being life, suffers, lives through, and experiences all things which ever occur (all wars, etc). Apparently He is willing to go through it all in order to bring about the utter best of all possibilities. He is, after all, perfect (Mt.5:48). So the ‘end’ result cannot be anything less than the best! And ..perfect makes no mistakes, …can lose nothing.

When will Jesus complete the work of “drawing ALL to Him”? (Jn.12:32)

It HAS to be between “after the thousand years” known as the Lord’s millennium, and before the “all in all” event of Revelation 21:1-5; 1 Corinthians 15:27-28(22-28).

His long second advent – the three main peaks of:

I. Trumpets (“day of the Lord” – the trumpets of Revelation and Jesus’ return) – then a space/duration of 1000 years (represented by 10 days, Leviticus 23)

II. ‘Day’ of Atonement – (represented by 5 days, ‘day’ of judgment/history review, Psalm 22:27 fulfilled – “All the ends of Earth will remember – Hebrew, come to their senses – and turn to the LORD, and all families of the nations will worship before Him.”)

III. Tabernacles – (day of God) when the Father makes ALL things new and He will now “tabernacle with mankind upon Earth made new, in universe made new”. (Rev.21:1-5; 2 Peter 3:12-13)

“The bear will graze with the cow and the lion will eat straw like the ox” Isaiah 11:7. Yes, I was recently informed this verse is (only) metaphor. Is that adding to or taking away from God’s Word? What possible metaphor could surpass the literal?


The Three Rs of Christian Universalism

Universal Repentance, Universal Reconciliation, Universal Renewal

Psalm 22 – “1 My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? 16 They pierced My hands and My feet.. 27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.

In Summary:


Beyond Genius

Didn’t He set the whole machinery of life and the universe in motion from the very beginning? He seeks all, but it’s not like He is feverishly searching high and low, not knowing where anybody is, but surely(?) He sent out the total blueprint into being, from beginning to end, right from the beginning. Talk about a big bang.. Looking at the universe it seems to me He is very orderly. And in His casting it all forth, its machinery from first to last all coded in, included was rational creatures, or beings if you prefer. Which rationality allows (engineers!) thinking and reasoning ability. And with that comes the power of choice. Yet in the machinery of it, through all ages, from Adam to the last mortal person left walking, it all returns to Him.

“..having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together, in one, all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth–in Him.” Ephesians 1:10

And verse 11, “In Him also we obtain an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to His own will.”

Psalm 22:27 – “All the ends of the world will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.”

When? When is the time when Psalm 22:27 can be fulfilled? Literally, like previous verses in the Psalm. It has to be after the resurrection of all humanity (surely?) and before the “all in all” event when the Father makes all things new. (The event of Revelation 21:1-5; 2 Peter 3:13)

Psalm 30 – “You brought me up from the grave.. what profit in the pit? ..can dust praise You..?”

Isaiah 45:23 – “I have sworn by myself; the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that unto me, every knee shall bow and every tongue shall swear.”

Philippians 2:10,11 – “that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of things in heaven and things in earth and things under the earth, and that every tongue will (Greek word, #G1843 – wholeheartedly) confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

DOA for the DOA

When we realize how Jesus died at the very hour of the Passover sacrifice, was shut into the tomb as Unleavened Bread began, and rose three evenings later as Firstfruits was beginning, it’s not so long a stretch to realize the pattern of His long second advent is revealed in the pattern of Israel’s ancient Autumn Holy Days — of Trumpets (10days later is) Day Of Atonement (and 5days later is) Tabernacles — Representing the three peaks of our Lord’s second advent — His Return (then His millennial rule of a 1000 years, followed by) the Resurrection of Those not Saved (and then the Judgment, followed by) the “All in All” event when “All Things are Made New” and “God will now tabernacle with mankind upon Earth.. wherein righteousness is to dwell”.

Making it Day of Atonement, for the doa, the initially ‘dead on arrival’ (having risen “still in their sins”). [Lev.23]

Ps. 22:27 — “All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him.”



Exactly As The Scriptures Say

A little after Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, accompanied by praise, John 12:16 says, “everything has happened, exactly as the scriptures said it would”.

Later, Jesus and His disciples were outside Jerusalem when the disciples asked Him where He wanted them to prepare, so they could have the Passover meal together. As we know, their ‘days’ started at sunset (rather than at midnight). And likely the sun was setting, for John 13:1-5 says of later that evening, “before the festival of Passover.. He rose from supper and washed the feet of the disciples..”

But Mark 14:12, of the same day and hour, says it was the first day of the festival of Unleavened/Thin Bread “when the Passover lamb they were to sacrifice”. (This is how the interlinear word for word phrases it.) And we know the Passover lambs were prepared on Passover, which is the 14th of Nisan, and were sacrificed that same day – which had begun at sunset – at the time of the daily late afternoon, temple sacrifice. And the ‘Passover’ meal – commemorating the exodus out of Egypt during the night – was eaten then, after sunset, which begins the 15th of Nisan. And is the actual “first day of Unleavened Bread”. But it is still called the Passover meal. It was common to call the whole Spring Holy Week either Unleavened Bread, or Passover, blurring the days a little.

Jesus sent the disciples to make arrangements and procure a room, the upstairs room where a little later they shared the humble meal of bread and wine, His “last supper” (in preparation for the events about to occur).

We know He was arrested later that night, in the garden called Mt. of Olives. (Also from where He ascended and will return. Acts 1:11; Zech.14:4)

The next morning, when Jesus was before Pilate, John 19:14,15 says – “It was the day of preparation of Passover. The hour was about the third” (day hours began at six a.m. so third hour would be nine a.m.) “And Pilate said, ‘Behold your king!’.. and they answered ‘we have no king but Caesar!’…”

By a careful reading of verses, we see how He was brought during early morning/late night hours to the priests, to Pilates palace, then to Herod, and then back to Pilate.

And we can see Jesus was sentenced at the very hour of the temple morning sacrifice, which was daily at third hour, 9 a.m.

The soldiers, etc. put a purple robe upon Him and mocked and beat Him. And then there was the carrying of the cross and the procession to Golgotha hill.

And He died that day at 3:00 p.m., the very hour of the second daily temple sacrifice, and the hour on that day (Passover/Nisan 14) of the sacrificing of the annual Passover lamb.

And this, is how Jesus our Passover Lamb, “kept the Passover with His disciples”.

As evening was dawning, He was put into the tomb. Likely right as the sun was setting, for Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus were in a hurry to wrap Him with spices and put Him into the tomb before beginning of “the feast day/Sabbath, for that was a high Sabbath” when the actual Passover meal is eaten. And if they had been in touch with a dead body upon that feast day (the 15th) they could not join the feast. But would be “outside the feast”. — The first day of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15) is a high Sabbath. And of course, that day begins at sunset (which to us would still be the 14th).

He was placed into the tomb at sunset, just as Unleavened Bread was beginning. He was the unleavened pure bread of life “in the grave for three nights and three days” just as He said He would be.

He rose exactly three sunsets later — as the regular weekly Sabbath was ending, and third Holy Day of the week began, which is called “Firstfruits”. This day always followed the regular weekly Sabbath of Spring Holy Week, thus always falling upon the first day of the week.

1 Corinthians 15:23 calls Him “Jesus the Firstfruits”.

This is the pattern of events, that fulfills the Spring Holy Days. It may perhaps involve a tiny bit of circular reasoning(?) But I believe it is just too perfect, to not be true.

“Everything has happened exactly as the scriptures said it would” – Mark 14:12.

And of course, on Day of Pentecost a few weeks later, the “promised Holy Spirit of God was poured out” upon the believers, and will be ultimately “poured out upon all flesh” (Acts 2:17).

Since He so very perfectly fulfilled the pattern of the Spring Holy Days, via His first advent, I believe it is logical to assume the pattern of the Autumn Holy Days of – Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles – will be perfectly fulfilled, via His long second advent.

The three main peaks of that advent being:

~ His return ~ ‘Day’ of Judgment ~ and the “all in all” event..

…when the Son gives the kingdom to the Father “all things subdued/under Jesus’ feet” and the Father makes “all things new” that “He may be all in all”. And God, the Father, “will now tabernacle/dwell with mankind upon Earth made new”.

“A new heavens and Earth wherein righteousness is to dwell”! (1 Cor.15:22-28; Rev.21:1-5; 2 Peter 3:13)

The Autumn Holy Days:

Trumpets – Day of Atonement – Tabernacles

A blowing of trumpets.. And
He returns at the last trump(et). There are “10 days” between Trumpets and Day of Atonement.

Day of Atonement was/is an annual, collective day of repentance and reconciliation, a strict Sabbath/day of no work and whoever will not submit on that day would be cast out and away from the people. (Leviticus 23:26-32)

(However) “Yahweh has sworn/taken an oath/declared and will not take it back, that to Him every knee will bow, every tongue will confess allegiance” (Isaiah 45:23).

Philippians 11:3 – “Every tongue will wholeheartedly confess Jesus is Lord” (per the Greek) “to the glory (praise, compliment) of God”.

“All the ends of Earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all families of the nations will worship before Him” – Psalm 22:27.

There is “five days” between Day Of Atonement and Tabernacles.

It’s not hard to see the trumpets of Bible prophecy and His return at the sounding of the 7th/last one. Then the “1000 years” called His millennial rule. (Represented by the “10 days” between Trumpets and Day of Atonement.)

After which – “the rest of the dead come back to life after the thousand years”. And then begins “the Judgment”.

If the 10 days between Trumpets and Day of Atonement, represent the 1000 years – the Millennium – it seems logical, the 5 days between Day of Atonement and Tabernacles represents 500 years.

Will the Judgment be a great Day of Atonement lasting 500 years? Wherein all enmity/hostility will be vanquished and “put under Jesus’ feet” and “the last enemy to be subdued will be death”. So that the Psalmist cried out “Oh death! Where is thy sting?!”

I understand this is speculation. But I believe it to be very scripture based and logical.

The third Holy Day of Autumn Holy Week of course is Tabernacles. How can we not be reminded of Revelation 21:3 “God will now tabernacle with mankind” upon Earth made new.. When “all things” are “made new”. And God shall be “all in all”. (1 Corinthians 15:22-28; Ephesians 1:10; Colossians 1:20)

God Alone Chooses Who Believes And When We Believe

“He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world for us to be holy and blameless before Him, in love.” –  Ephesians 1:4

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life — not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” – 1 Timothy 1:9

You did not choose Me, but I chose you…” – John 15:16

“And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh..” – Exodus 9:12 (‘Free-will’ is a myth?)

“Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.” – Romans 9:18

Throughout all generations there has always been a remnant of believers. (Each generation of, being very energized upon Judgment ‘Day’? Because —>)

Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance says the Hebrew word for “leaven” is seor – barm or yeast-cake (as swelling by fermentation) — leaven. And is from the word sha’ar – to remain, be left over.

The “remnant” of fermented dough was kept as left over for the next batch of dough.

This left over remnant of fermented dough, worked into the fresh batch, would leaven (all of) the rest of the batch.

The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole (all) was leavened.” – Matthew 13:33

“Therefore, just as one trespass brought condemnation for all men, so also one act of righteousness brought justification and life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.” – Romans 5:18,19

“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: [1]Christ the firstfruits, afterward [2]those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then [3]comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For He has put all things under His feet. …Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to He who put all things under Him, so that God may be all in all.” – 1 Corinthians 15:22-28

“So they (Israel) too have now become disobedient, in order that they too, may now receive mercy, as a result of God’s mercy to you. For God has bound everyone over to disobedience, so that he may have mercy on all.” – Romans 11:32

“Mercy triumphs over judgment.” – James 2:13