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.

 

Two Messages

I believe the Lord has given me two messages.

(1) The ancient Hebrew Holy Days as given in Leviticus 23, are proof of Universal Reconciliation / Christian Universalism (UR/CU).

(2) Many insights concerning eschatolgy. From Genesis to Revelation it’s all one story, and we currently know so little about it. It too is a proof of UR/CU.

I’m currently doing some editing  around here (on my blogs) to make things (the words!) flow as smoothly as possible. The Bible after all can be quite ‘technical’ in places and ways.. As I want to pass these things along as I’m (to quote, lol) “coming on to sixty five hard stoney years toward the grave”..(Likely not quoted quite right! :))

 

 

Passover And Easter 2020

This year’s Easter calendar fits perfectly the year Jesus was crucified.. The very same pattern of days. (Revealing how the holydays were prophecy!)

Passover this year is on a Wednesday, and Easter is on the following Sunday. Jesus was crucified (executed) on Passover. He died at around three p.m. Now don’t forget, Hebrew days begin at sunset.. The evening before, therefor, began Passover when the disciples were wanting to prepare for the Passover feast – which is not eaten on Passover day, but (biblically) Passover is the preparation day for the feast, which is upon the NEXT day, in the early hours of it, after sunset.

This next day is a high Sabbath (of no labor) called “First Day of Unleavened Bread”. There’s seven days of “Unleavened Bread”.
This is all called Spring Holy Week.

Also part of Spring Holy Week, is the regular weekly Sabbath, I mention it because a third Holy Day follows the regular weekly Sabbath, and this third Holy Day is called “Firstfruits”.

We could call this holy week prophecy! Though let me warn you, it’s not easy to see how perfectly it was fulfilled, because both Passover and First Day of Unleavened Bread are (and were) sometimes called Passover. Or! Unleavened Bread! Three days of the week can be called “Sabbath”. And in the gospel accounts are also both the Hebrew reckoning of the hours (time) of day, and the Roman reckoning.

Most folks believe Jesus died on a Friday and rose Sunday morning. This is human (church) reasoning. And it doesn’t matter! Except for seeing the prophecy. And how utterly perfectly it was fulfilled.
He died upon Passover ..He is our preparation for the feast! The feast of Life as God will have it after this learning of good from evil is all said and done. For “this is the mystery, Christ in us” (Colossians 1:27).

He was put into the grave as the sun was setting. He had said He would be “in the grave for three days and three nights”.

That year (and this year) Passover is on a Wednesday. And the Lord was put into the grave as Unleavened Bread was beginning around sunset. So counting forward, Jesus was in the grave to Thursday evening.. to Friday evening.. to Saturday evening – which of course is the ending of weekly Sabbath day, which begins the third holy day, “Firstfruits”.
1 Corinthians 15:20 says, “Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep”.

So there we have it! His first advent fulfilled Spring Holy Week – died on Passover, in the grave on First Day of Unleavened Bread (the bread of Life) and rose on Firstfruits.

Fall Holy Week also has three Holy Days! Surely(?) these are prophecy concerning the Lord’s long second advent! Which coincidently has three main peaks – (1)the Lord’s return and “appearing” after which is what’s called the millennium rule but biblically is simply called “the thousand years” – (2)the judgment (the one Jesus spoke about) when occurs the resurrection of those not saved/reconciled before they died (see Rev.20) – and (3)when “the Son hands over to the Father the kingdom, ALL things subdued” – 1 Corinthians 15:28(22-28). At which time “all things are made new. There is a new heavens and a new Earth.. where righteousness/perfection will dwell.. and God will now tabernacle with mankind upon Earth” – Rev.21:1-5; 2 Peter 3:12-13.

The three Fall Holy Days are (1)Trumpets, ten days later is (2)Day of Atonement – THE highest day of the year – and five days later is (3) Tabernacles.

Tabernacles (of Leviticus 23) is also called Tents! It basically is a seven days camping trip of thankfulness and celebration of Life with Him!

 

The Day of the LORD

There are some (few) who seem to believe this phrase means the apocalypse, called the wrath of God, and is something God takes glee in. I think the phrase means He is God. I also think wrath is usually results and consequences. And calling the crisis day(s) of the final “end-aim” or that is, the results of all man’s doings since the first pair bit into the visible option of straying.. Since Cain rose up and slew his brother Abel.. To man’s splitting of the atom.. and beyond.

Calling it “the Day of the LORD” seems to me to be His saying He allowed it. For His own purposes. (For that reason, saying “I own it”.)
Thus in a manner of speaking, taking responsibility for it all.. Not that man isn’t considered accountable. We have lots of scripture talking about reaping as we sow.. and after resurrection (an age of) reward or correction.

“Correction” being from the Greek word, “kolazo” – translated by, of course, human translators – as punishment and even condemnation. But should read “cor-rec-tion”. I really wanted to capitalize the R’s in correction just now! And it needs one more! The 3 R’s. Repentance (as in man am I ever flawed, etc.) Reconciliation (with God) and Renewal (“the seed” Jesus in us “the mystery revealed”!)

But meanwhile! The Lord said, in His parable of the goats and sheep, “The King will answer, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’ And they will go away into aionian (agelasting) kolazo/correction, but the righteous into aionian life.” (Mt.25:45-46)

This is the same as when He said “All in the tombs” (graves) “will hear His voice and will come forth, some in the resurrection of life, and some in the resurrection of judgment” (Jn.5:28-29). And as Peter wrote in 2 Peter 2:9, “God knows how to preserve the unjust for correction/kolazo on ‘day’ of judgment”.

Yhwh owns it! That would be ONE reason why “God is the savior of all” (1 Timothy 4:10). A logical conclusion – besides the many straight out verses – that ‘eternal punishment’ is very much an inaccurate perception and translation, that instead should read agelasting correction.

And the wrath of God as apocalypse is entirely earthly (like in the Old Testament, earthly events, Jude 7). Apocalypse being the “end-aim” – Greek word tel – the natural result of imperfection existing. And is a big part of God’s living and – Truth proving – documentary that serves to prove to “ALL” that there truly, truly is only One Way of Life. Because God iS life, and He “is perfect” (Mt.5:48).

Perfect makes no mistakes. And cannot lose anything. That would not be Perfect.

The New Covenant of Daily Bread and New Wine

The bread liberally dipped into and saturated with the new wine, of the new covenant between God and man. A legal binding. We are a scroll rolled up and stamped, therefor sealed by His Spirit. Which is the Spirit sent on Pentecost, the “gift from the Father”. It is our teacher, guide, sustainer, comforter, enabler – and God with us.

     Our part? Receive it. And keep it, by being faithful to the Spirit of Daily Bread liberally sopped with His Holy Spirit. This partnership of the Scripture and His Spirit will “guide us into all Truth”. No craftily woven false teaching will be able to snare us if we remain in that covenant. By works (results) is faith (the kernal) shown.

The Either Or

I am strictly an “and” person. Two ideas which seem to be in opposition, may not be, but may be merely the two poles of something. As is the literal and the metaphor. Don’t forget either one! The literal is the collective experience. The metaphor is the truth of it working its way into our heart and being.

     Every one will be sealed with His Seal. Everyone a trinity with God Most High and the Son forever Lord.

     How do you create genuinely able to think and reason beings, and, keep paradise/perfection intact?

     Ultimately one seal upon all foreheads (psyche, thus soul!) But for now there are two foreheads. Don’t forget there is “Mystery Babylon” ….yes that never ending babble.. I think of that ‘seal’ as “mystery babble”. All confusion. Notice how the Scripture says it’s the forehead that is responsible for all slain upon Earth. Not the city (of man) per se. But every confusion, every untruth.

God is the source of life and He “is perfect”. That makes imperfection (“missing the mark”) to be the bottomless abyss of trouble/tribulation, ruin/apocalypse, and ultimately death (not being). Which is the actual “pit”. (See Jn.5:28-29) Tartarus, on the other hand, is deepest darkness, the murderous spirit.

     Jude 7 tells us the “lake of fire” is not a ‘place’ but an event. Albeit plural. The last one being 2Pet.3:12-13, the second death at the “all in all” event, when God “makes all things new”. [Rev.21:5; 1Cor.15:28] This of course is “the eighth day” and “that great day” when all things have been done. The Son hands the kingdom to the Father.. Who is a consuming/purifying fire. But before the eighth day of the feast, is the 6th and the 7th. In the same way, there is also to consider, Trumpets, then ten days/a “thousand years” to Day of Atonement. Only after then, can there be Tabernacles, when God himself will dwell with mankind.. (Rev.21:3)