Finding The Meaning Of God’s Word (8)

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“WHAT IS HERMENEUTICS” (part eight)

TEXT:

Mat 13:10  And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Mat 13:11  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Mat 13:12  For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
Mat 13:13  Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
Mat 13:14  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Mat 13:15  For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Mat 13:16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
Mat 13:17  For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

INTRO:

Hermeneutics is the “Science” of Biblical interpretation. Many cults, false teachers, and false religions have begun by just not taking time to study God’s word. We have studied many principles of interpretation. Among them are the Contextual Principle, The Ethnic Principle, The Dispensations, The Covenants, The Interpretive Principle, The Evidential Principle, The Divisional Principle and now Parabolic Theology.

Jesus Christ was the “Master” at teaching and preaching. Salvation and the Church are not complicated but Jesus could take serious doctrinal messages and relate them to people in true life instances.

A PARABLE is a “Living Illustration” of “Divine Truth”.

The THEME of the Book of Matthew is Jesus as “King”. We can see that this King truly knows His Kingdom.

**I.) The Parable of the “Sower”: (THE WITNESS)

We must first see that when Jesus taught in “parables” he said so. Verse 15 had told us that the heart of these people was “waxed gross”. If we are to come to Jesus it must begin in the heart.

The Parable of the sower:

Mat 13:18  Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
Mat 13:19  When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
Mat 13:20  But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
Mat 13:21  Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Mat 13:22  He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Mat 13:23  But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

***a.) The “SEED” represents the WORD OF GOD.

Luk 8:11  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

The “target” of the “seed” is the heart of man. The soil represents the heart.

Jer 4:3  For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, [Break up your fallow ground], and [sow not among thorns].
Jer 4:4  Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and [take away the foreskins of your heart], ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

Hos 10:12 says  Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

We can see that the Bible uses farming principles throughout. In this era people raised their own food they could understand Jesus when He spoke in this manner.

The Bible tells ME to be like a tree planted by the water:

Psa 1:1  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psa 1:2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psa 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

***b.) The “sower” represents the souls winner.

We must be good witnesses for the Lord. Remember we are but messengers. It is God that gives the increase.

1Co 3:7 says  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
1Co 3:8  Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
1Co 3:9  For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.

We can also see that while the hearing is going on, that’s when Satan comes. He does not wait. He also comes back again but he comes just as soon as someone is hearing the word of God. Satan tries to stop God’s word from reaching the heart.

Luk 8:12 says  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Heb 6:7 Says  For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:

***c.) The “Devil” wants to steal away the seed.

A bird will not wait till the sower leaves, they will come while the sower is casting the seed. Satan, the Devil comes while the seed is being sown.

Jesus tells us this so we will know. We cannot stop being witnesses for God. That is why He saved us.

Hag 2:19 says  [Is the seed yet in the barn]? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.

*****NOTHING WILL HAPPEN UNTIL THE SEED IS SOWN!

Jas 1:18  [Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures].

**II.) The Parable of the “wheat and the tares”: (ONLY JESUS KNOWS WHO IS SAVED)

Mat 13:24  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Mat 13:25  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
Mat 13:26  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
Mat 13:27  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
Mat 13:28  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
Mat 13:29  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
Mat 13:30  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

We first see that Jesus said this was another parable.

***a.) They look alike.

When we look at another person we cannot by looks only tell if they are saved or not. We cannot see into their hearts. BUT GOD CAN!

When the Church sleeps and allows the enemy to come into the Church we can expect him, Satan to plant some of his disciples in the Church. Many so called Churches decide by the way you dress or look if you can be a member. We have the answer of our Lord Jesus in this parable.

Sowed (ἐπέσπειρεν)
The preposition ἐπί, upon, indicates sowing over what was previously sown.

Paul wrote:

Act 20:29  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Act 20:30  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Again:

Gal 2:4  And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

***b.) Only the Lord “really knows”.

Hell is real. The Lord says the tares will be gathered and burned.

1Ti 5:24 says  Some men’s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.

We may be able to see some sins that are open but some will not be known until the judgment.

1Co 4:4 says  For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
1Co 4:5  Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

Jesus said:

Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Joh 15:6  If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
Joh 15:7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Joh 15:8  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

***c.) The “Harvest” represents the RAPTURE of the Church.

The Barn is Heaven.(my barn)

1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th 4:18  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

**III.) The Parable of the “Mustard Seed”: (THE CHURCH SEEMS AS NOTHING TO THE WORLD).

Mat 13:31  [Another parable] put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Mat 13:32  Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

***a.) The tiniest of all seeds represents the Gospel. (THE GOSPEL, A TINY INSIGNIFICANT NOTHING AS FAR AS THE WORLD IS CONCERNED.)

***b.) The Church has become a tree. A lodging place for all types. Because of the Cross of Jesus the Church has grown.

Psa 72:16 says  There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
Psa 72:17  His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
Psa 72:18  Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.

***b.) Birds of all sorts:

There will be Red birds, Sparrows and Blue birds, and peacocks but there will also be buzzards, and eagles and crows and even mocking birds amongst them all.

***c.) The “CHURCH” is the greatest entity on Earth. (THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST)

Eph 5:23  For the husband is the head of the wife, [even as Christ is the head of the church]: and he is the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24  Therefore [as the church is subject unto Christ], so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Eph 5:25  Husbands, love your wives, [even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it];
Eph 5:26  [That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,]
Eph 5:27  [That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish].

**IV.) The parable of the “leaven”: (How blessed are we)

Mat 13:33  Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Leaven is as “yeast”. When it is used in the bread dough it will expand and cause the dough to rise.

Leaven represents the Holy Ghost here in this parable.

Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Joh 14:17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

***a.) A small amount will get the job done.

Heb 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

This is a picture of the sanctification of the Saint of God.

2Th 2:13  But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
2Th 2:14  Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

***b.) It is hidden within you.

You cannot see the Holy Spirit.

Joh 3:7  Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Joh 3:8  [The wind bloweth where it listeth], and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: [so is every one that is born of the Spirit].

***c.) Keep living for God (till the whole is leavened) and for Sanctification.

1Pe 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
1Pe 1:8  Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1Pe 1:9  Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

**V.) The Parable of the “hidden treasure”.

Mat 13:44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

***a.) The “treasure” is the JEWELS OF JOY.

Mat 25:23  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: [enter thou into the joy of thy lord].

JESUS CHRIST IS THE ULTIMATE CHOICE!

***b.) Hid in the field. (I was once lost out in the world).

Eph 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

1Co 6:9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1Co 6:10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1Co 6:11  [And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.]

***c.) IT’S WORTH IT ALL! He sold all he had to get it.

Few men understand how great the riches of the Kingdom of Heaven are, and that no man can be a partaker of them [but he that redeems them with the “loss” of all his goods.]

2Co 8:9  For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Pro 10:22  The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

Rom 10:12  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

**VI.) The Parable of the “Pearl”: (The Church is important to Jesus)

Mat 13:45  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:
Mat 13:46  Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

***a.) The pearl represents the Church.

The Church has great value. Jesus Christ gave all he had for the Church.

Act 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, [which he hath purchased with his own blood].

Remember the gates are of pearl in New Jerusalem:

Rev 21:21  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.

***b.) Jesus gave all He had.

Heb 9:11  But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Heb 9:12  Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Heb 9:13  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Heb 9:14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Heb 9:15  And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Heb 9:16  For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Heb 9:17  For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

***c.) The Church was bought with a price.

1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1Pe 1:20  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
1Pe 1:21  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

1Co 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

**VII.) The parable of the “net”. (The WORK of the Church)

Mat 13:47  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Mat 13:48  Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
Mat 13:49  So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
Mat 13:50  And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Mat 13:51  Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

***a.) The Church will gather all kinds.

Mat 10:32  [Whosoever] therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

***b.) The Judgment is coming.

Mat 3:12  Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

***c.) There will be a judgment:

The net is drawn in.

Heb 10:30  For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, [The Lord shall judge his people].

2Co 5:10  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

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*****Mat 13:51  Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

DO I UNDERSTAND ALL THESE THINGS?

DO YOU?

Amen

Finding The Meaning Of God’s Word (7)

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“WHAT IS HERMENEUTICS” (part seven)

INTRO:

Hermeneutics is the “Science” of Biblical interpretation. Many Cults, False Teachers and False Religions began by not taking the time to study the Bible. We have studied many principles and among those are the Contextual Principle, the Ethnic Principle, The Dispensations, The Covenants, The Interpretative Principle, The Evidential Principle and tonight, The Divisional Principle.

2Ti 2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, [rightly dividing the word of truth].

2Co 4:2  But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, [nor handling the word of God deceitfully]; (but) [by manifestation of the truth] commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

I.) THE REASON: (Note: God told us to)

A.) There are many places and people with the same name.

*****1.) There are two men named Saul:

King Saul:

1Sa 9:1  Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.
1Sa 9:2  And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: [from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people].

1Sa 10:24  And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, [that there is none like him among all the people]? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.

1Sa 9:15  Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,
1Sa 9:16  To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
1Sa 9:17  And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.

1Sa 11:15  And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

Saul of Tarsus:

Act 9:1  And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
Act 9:2  And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
Act 9:3  And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
Act 9:4  And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
Act 9:5  And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
Act 9:6  And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

Php 3:4  Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
Php 3:5  Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Php 3:6  Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Php 3:7  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Php 3:8  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Php 3:9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Php 3:10  That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Php 3:11  If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Php 3:12  Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Php 3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

*****2.) There are three men named James in the Bible:

James: the Son of Zebedee:) The son of Zebedee and Salome; an elder brother of John the apostle. He was one of the twelve. He was by trade a fisherman, in partnership with Peter.

James: The son of Alphaeus:

Act 1:13  And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, [James the son of Alphaeus], and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

James the Half Brother of the Lord Jesus:

Jas 1:1  James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

The Words of the Apostle Paul:

Gal 1:18  Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
Gal 1:19  But other of the apostles saw I none, [save James the Lord’s brother].

*****3.) There are at least four men named John.

John the Baptist:

Mal 3:1  Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Joh 1:6  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
Joh 1:7  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
Joh 1:8  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
Joh 1:9  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Joh 1:22  Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
Joh 1:23  He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

Joh 1:26  John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
Joh 1:27  He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

Joh 1:29  The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Joh 1:30  This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
Joh 1:31  And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
Joh 1:32  And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
Joh 1:33  And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

The Apostle John:

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.

Mat 4:21  And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

Mar 10:35  And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

A man who traveled with Paul and Barnabas and later wrote one of the Gospels:

Act 12:12  And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother [of John, whose surname was Mark]; where many were gathered together praying.

Mar 1:1  The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
Mar 1:2  As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

A man of the kin of Anna and Caiaphas:

Act 4:5  And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,
Act 4:6  And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

*****4.) There are at least ten different Simons:

Simon Zelotes:

Act 1:13  And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and [Simon Zelotes], and Judas the brother of James.

Simon the father of Judas Iscariot:

Joh 6:71  He spake of Judas Iscariot [the son of Simon]: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

Simon the Half Brother of the Lord Jesus:

Mat 13:55  Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and [his brethren, James, and Joses, and (Simon), and Judas]?

Simon the Pharisee:

Luk 7:36  And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.
Luk 7:37  And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
Luk 7:38  And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Luk 7:39  Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
Luk 7:40  And Jesus answering said unto him, [Simon], I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

Simon the Leper:

Mar 14:3  And being in Bethany in the house of [Simon the leper], as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.
Mar 14:4  And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
Mar 14:5  For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
Mar 14:6  And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
Mar 14:7  For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
Mar 14:8  She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Mar 14:9  Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.

Simon of Cyrene:

Mat 27:32  And as they came out, they found [a man of Cyrene, Simon by name]: him they compelled to bear his cross.

Simon the Sorcerer:

Act 8:9  But there was a certain man, called [Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery], and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
Act 8:10  To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
Act 8:11  [And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries].

Note this happen again in the later days(NOW).

Simon the tanner:

Act 9:40  But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Act 9:41  And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
Act 9:42  And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
Act 9:43  And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

Simon the Canaanite:(Probably same as Simon Zelotes)

Mat 10:4  Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

Simon Peter (The Apostle Peter):

Mat 4:18  And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

1Pe 1:1  Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
1Pe 1:2  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

B.) There are several persons with two different names:

*****1.) Jacob/Israel:

Gen 32:28  And he said, [Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel]: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

*****2.) Levi/Matthew:

Mar 2:14  And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus [sitting at the receipt of custom], and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

Mat 10:3  Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and [Matthew the publican]; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;

Or Matthew/Levi “THE TAX COLLECTOR”.

*****3,) Simon Peter/Cephas:

Joh 21:17  He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

Joh 1:42  And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, [Thou art Simon the son of Jona]: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

*****4.) Saul/Paul:

Act 13:9  [Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,)] filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,
Act 13:10  And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

C.) Some places have two or more names:

*****1.) The Sea of Galilee:

Mat 4:18  And Jesus, walking by [the sea of Galilee], saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Joh 6:1  After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, [which is the sea of Tiberias].

Luk 5:1  And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, [he stood by the lake of Gennesaret],
Luk 5:2  And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
Luk 5:3  And [he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s], and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

In the Old Testament:

Jos 13:27  And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of [the sea of Chinnereth] on the other side Jordan eastward.
Jos 13:28  This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the cities, and their villages.

II.) THE RESOURCES:

A.) The “Analytical” approach: (To analyze)

By way of separating a body into its constituent parts, or a subject, into its principles.

*****1.) We need to determine the “Historical” setting.

(New Testament/Old Testament)(Before Resurrection/AfterResurrection)Etc.

*****2.) We need to determine the “To Whom” it was written.

1Co 10:32  Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

God gave some different rules to the different people. You cannot take what was given to the Jews and use it in the Church.

*****3.) We must determine the meaning in the “CONTEXT” (Contextual Principle) that it was written.

We cannot just pull a verse out and use it in another place but only in the “context” of the verses before and after it.

B.) The “Synthetic” Approach:

*****1.) We need to find the “THEME” of each book.

*****2.) We need to find the “THEME” of each chapter.

*****3.) We then must “Break Down” the verse to the words used.

C.) The “Doctrinal” Approach:

*****1.) WE should “search” for the occurrence of the same word.

If a word is used over and over again then it is probably the theme of that passage.

*****2.) Some Examples:

Grace:

Used in the Book of Romans 24 times.

Love:

Used in the Book of 1John 32 times.

Judge and shall Judge:

Used in the Book of Psalms and the Book of Ezekiel than in any of the other books of the Bible.

*****3.) We should watch for “Typology” matching.

The “theme” of scripture to match the “theme” of Doctrine.

An Example:

“Typology”(a good example)

2Sa 9:1  And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?
2Sa 9:2  And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy servant is he.
2Sa 9:3  And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may shew the kindness of God unto him? And Ziba said unto the king, Jonathan hath yet a son, which is lame on his feet.
2Sa 9:4  And the king said unto him, Where is he? And Ziba said unto the king, Behold, he is in the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, in Lodebar.
2Sa 9:5  Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.
2Sa 9:6  Now when Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, was come unto David, he fell on his face, and did reverence. And David said, Mephibosheth. And he answered, Behold thy servant!
2Sa 9:7  And David said unto him, Fear not: for I will surely shew thee kindness for Jonathan thy father’s sake, and will restore thee all the land of Saul thy father; and thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.
2Sa 9:8  And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

If you substitute God for King David.

And, Jesus for Jonathan.

And, The Holy Spirit for Ziba.

And Grace for the Chariot that was sent for:

And Myself (a dirty old sinner) for Mephibosheth.

You have a perfect picture of God’s Mercy and Grace and Salvation.

(thou shalt eat bread at my table continually.)

Rev 22:17  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Rev 22:21  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

GOD’S AMAZING GRACE!

Amen!

Finding The Meaning Of God’s Word (6)

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“WHAT IS HERMENEUTICS” (part six)

INTRO:

Hermeneutics is the science of Biblical interpretation. We use The Contextual Principle, The Ethnic Principle, The Dispensations, The Covenants, The Interpretive Principle(word studies) and now we will look into EVIDENTIAL THEOLOGY.

(What evidence can we see in our day that the Bible is true?)

Note: This same question could have been asked and answered by the Bible for the last 6000 years.

The Subject: What does the Bible say about the “Last Days”.

Remember it is impossible for God to lie!

Heb 6:18  That by two immutable things, [in which it was impossible for God to lie], we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Joh 20:31  [But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name].

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, [I am the way, the truth], and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

We do not need a PHD to see what God has to say.

You only need a BA to know God.(Born Again)

In The Last Days:

*****1.) A “pleasure” mad society:

2Ti 3:1  This know also, [that in the last days] perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2  [For men shall be lovers of their own selves], covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3  [Without natural affection], trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, [despisers of those that are good],
2Ti 3:4  Traitors, heady, highminded, [lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God];

*****2.) A “rejection” of God’s word:

2Pe 2:1  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, [even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction].

1Ti 1:19  Holding faith, and a good conscience; [which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck]:

Gal 1:6  I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Gal 1:7  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

2Ti 4:3  For the time will come [when they will not endure sound doctrine]; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4  And [they shall turn away their ears from the truth], and (shall be turned unto fables).

2Th 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, [except there come a falling away first], and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

1Jn 4:2  Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
1Jn 4:3  [And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God]: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

2Jn 1:9  [Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ], hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

Note: Christ is being removed from everything even His own birthday. (XMAS)

1Ti 4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Eph 4:17  This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth [walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind],
Eph 4:18  [Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart]:

*****3.) There is more “Education” but less “Spirituality”:

2Ti 3:7  Ever learning, and [never able to come to the knowledge of the truth].

*****4.) “Lawlessness”:

2Ti 3:13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

*****5.) “Extreme” materialism:

Rev 3:14  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Note: By Bible Doctrine the Laodicean Church is the last Church Age!(the one we are in now)

Rev 3:17  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Note: The Modern day, The New Age, so called church.

Note, Note: Most of the entire world is caught up in materialism! People want more, they work more hours to get more and there is less or no time for the family. More divorce and less commitment to the family.

*****6.) “Wars” and “rumors” of wars:

Mat 24:6  And [ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars]: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Mar 13:7  And [when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars], be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
Mar 13:8  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: [these are the beginnings of sorrows].

Note: If you are keeping count, GOD IS BATTING A THOUSAND SO FAR! These things we see every day in life, in the news, and in the world.

*****7.) An explosion of “knowledge”:

Dan 12:4  But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, [and knowledge shall be increased].

If you could take all the knowledge from the beginning and up to the year 1900 by measurement and compare it to the knowledge from 1900 to the year 2000. It would be like comparing “one inch” to the Washington Monument. The tallest thing in Washington, D.C. Now just look at the last ten years. YOU CAN SEE KNOWLEDGE HAS DEFINATELY INCREASED.

*****8.) A Nation born in a day:

During World War II a scientist invented the Atom bomb. When that bomb was dropped on Japan the war literally came to and end. It was a Jew who was that scientist. After the war the League of Nations, (now known as the United Nations) ask this man what could be done for him in that he just about single handedly stop the war.

HE ASK IF IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE FOR THE WORLD TO GIVE THE JEW A PLACE OF THERE OWN. THEY HAD NOT HAD A HOME SINCE TITUS DESTROYED JERUSALEM IN 70 A.D.

The United Nations gave them a small crescent piece of land called Palestine. It was a barren desert that no nation claimed or even wanted.(It seems that has changed. Now everyone wants that land.)

On May the thirteenth 1948 there was no nation called Israel. ON MAY 14, 1948 THE NATION OF ISRAEL WAS RECOGNIZED BY THE UNITED STATES AND THEN BY MANY NATIONS.

A NATION WAS BORN IN ONE DAY!

Isa 66:8  Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? [Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once?] for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

Isaiah said it would happen over 2500 years ago!

Israel rejoiced in their 60th anniversary on May 14, 2008.

*****9.) The Unification of Religion, Political, and Economics. (The New World Order)

This is going on as we speak. Joining all religions under one roof. Not one way to heaven, but many. Every nation except the U.S.A. have a state sponsored church and Economies linked to both of these.

Rev 17:5  And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Rev 17:18  And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

Rev 18:3  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.

Rev 18:11  And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:
Rev 18:12  The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
Rev 18:13  And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
Rev 18:14  And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.
Rev 18:15  The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
Rev 18:16  And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

Rev 18:24  And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Rev 19:19  And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
Rev 19:20  And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

The false religious system and the world and it’s financial system crushed by God. They exist now and we can see what’s happening to both on the six o’clock news.

*****10.) Universal “DRUG” use:

Rev 18:23  And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; [for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived].

From the Strong’s Dictionary

G5331
φαρμακεία
pharmakeia
far-mak-i’-ah
From G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): – sorcery, witchcraft.

We can see that the English word (sorceries) was used for the Greek word (phamakeia). This word is where we get the word “PHARMACY”.

WE KNOW ALL ABOUT ILLEGAL DRUGS BUT ADD TO THIS THE LEGAL DRUGS USED NOW. EVERY PATIENT THAT CAN IS TREATED WITH DRUGS RATHER THAN OPERATIONS. OPERATIONS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE TO PERFORM. WE ARE BECOMING A NATION OF DRUG ADDICTS, *****NO WE ARE BECOMING A WORLD OF DRUG ADDICTS.

**OR WHAT DID GOD SAY, BY DRUGS WILL ALL NATIONS BE DECEIVED!

God, still batting a thousand!

*****11.) Abnormal “SEXUAL” activity:

Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
**Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
**Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

THERE IS NOT ANYONE THAT CAN DENY THE GAY MOVEMENT OF TODAY. BUT ADD CHILD MOLESTATION. CHILD MARRIAGES IN FOREIGN LANDS. ADD BEASTALITY.

*****12.) A “SOCIETY” without “LOVE”:

Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenantbreakers, [without natural affection], implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

2Ti 3:2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3  [Without natural affection], trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

*****13.) People will live without their conscience affecting them:

1Ti 4:2  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; [having their conscience seared with a hot iron];

If your conscience is seared with a hot iron you won’t have one! (No Morals)

You can start with the murder of innocent babies and end with an endless list of immorality in our world today.

*****14.) Outright “Devil” worship:

Rev 13:8  And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Rev 9:11  And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

There is a Worship Center of Satan right here in Anderson,SC.

*****15.) Religious hucksters, false prophets making merchandise of God’s word.

2Pe 2:1  But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2Pe 2:2  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
2Pe 2:3  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words [make merchandise of you]: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

Send me one hundred dollars and I’ll send you this piece of prayer cloth.

Send me one hundred dollars and I’ll send you this healing water of the Jordan river where  Jesus was baptized.

Send me a thousand dollars and God will reward you with ten thousand.

Watch your televised Evangelist, how much is asked for of you? God’s word is free!

**Mat 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mat 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

*****16.) False claims of “Peace”:

1Th 5:1  But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
1Th 5:2  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
1Th 5:3  [For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them], as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

How many peace agreements have been signed in the last 50 years. They have all been broken.

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

There will be “NO” peace until the Prince Of Peace returns.

*****17.) SIGNS AMONG THE BIRDS:

Note God fulfills every one of His Words!

Rev 19:17  And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, [saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
Rev 19:18  That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great].

A PROVEN FACT: Except for the last few years a breed of Vulture known only to Palestine has always laid one egg each year and hatched that egg and the this bred of bird has just survived. In the last several years this has all changed and no one knows why. These fowl of the air are now laying multiple eggs,(as in more than four or five) and this breed of  fowl is now multiplying rapidly. There are also more Ravens in Israel than in any other place in the world.

ARE THEY PREPARING FOR THE SUPPER OF THE GREAT GOD?

BY THE WAY GOD HAS HIT EVERY ONE OF THESE IN OUR DAY AND WE CANNOT DENY THE TRUTH.

*****THIS IS SOME OF THE EVIDENCE WE CAN SEE JUST IN OUR DAY. GOD HASN’T MISSED A PROPHECY YET IN OVER 6000 YEARS!

Amen

Finding The Meaning of God’s Word (5)

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“WHAT IS HERMENEUTICS”(part five)

INTRO: Hermeneutics is the Science of Biblical Interpretation. Today we will look at the “Interpretive Principle”. When the Hebrew and Greek scrolls were translated to English, many words just didn’t quite match. In our example today, the word “Sin”, there are at least twelve Hebrew and Greek words that were written but they all were translated to the English word sin. They are all sin in the eyes of God. If we look deeper into those words we can get a better idea of what God thinks of “sin”.

1Ti 4:6 says  If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

2Ti 2:15 says  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

THESE WORDS WERE TRANSLATED SIN:

1.) Avon(Hebrew) means Iniquity, A state of living in sin constantly.

Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Psa 141:3  Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.
Psa 141:4  Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Eze 3:19  Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, [he shall die in his iniquity]; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, [but have pleasure in them that do them].

2.) Asah(Hebrew) means The Sin of “Commission”. A wrongful act.

Eze 2:5  And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.

3.) Chet(Hebrew) means The Sin of Omission. Leave something off. Not Obedient to God.

Jas 4:17  Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

Joh 15:22  If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin.

4.) Ashmah(Hebrew) means Guilt, Holy Ghost conviction.

Eph 4:24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Eph 4:25  Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.
Eph 4:26  Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Eph 4:27  Neither give place to the devil.
Eph 4:28  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Eph 4:29  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Eph 4:30  And [grieve not the holy Spirit of God], whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Eph 4:31  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:

5.) Pesha(Hebrew) means To trespass, wander into the wrong territory. (God’s guidelines ignored).

Pro 1:10  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Pro 1:11  If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Pro 1:12  Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Pro 1:13  We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Pro 1:14  Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
Pro 1:15  My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
Pro 1:16  For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

6.) Shagah(Hebrew) means Wander (go) astray, close to backslide.

Jer 11:10  They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.

Zep 1:6  And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.

7.) Avel(Hebrew) means Pervert, Perversion, Abnormal state. (Queer)(Homo).

Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

8.) Bagad(Hebrew) means Deceived.

Note: The word Devil comes from the word deceiver.

Deceived: Misled; led into error; beguiled; cheated; deluded.

Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Gen 3:13  And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, [The serpent beguiled me], and I did eat.

9.) Chata(Hebrew) means To miss the mark, to come up short.

1Ki 14:16  And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and [who made Israel to sin].

Gen 18:20  And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, [and because their sin is very grievous;]

10.) Paraptoma(Greek) means an unplanned slip.

Did you ever hit your thumb or finger with a hammer and let something slip out.

Job 6:24  Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred.

Psa 19:12  Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

Lev 5:17  And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.

11.) Parabates(Greek) means  To wreck or break something.(Home wrecker, Home breaker).

Hos 4:14  I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.

Pro 6:32  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
Pro 6:33  A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
Pro 6:34  For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

12.) Anomia(Greek) means To be lawless.

Rom 7:5  For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.

1Ti 1:9  Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, [but for the lawless] and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1Ti 1:10  For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;
1Ti 1:11  According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

I.) SIN IS AN ACTION:

a.) A sinner oversteps the line between good and evil.

Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

What was Eve’s biggest mistake here? She was in a place she had no business being. We must avoid temptation. God says to flee from temptation.

b.) A sinners error is leaving the right path.

Jer 6:16  Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

c.) A sinner is missing the mark and is failing to do what God has for us to do.

Ecc 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Php 3:15  Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

d.) INIQUITY is the “unethical” order of life.

Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

II.) SIN AS A NATURE:

a.) Men do not become sinners by sinning!

Rom 7:14  For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.

b.) We are born sinners!

Gen 3:17  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Gen 3:18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Gen 3:19  In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

c.) Even a Christian has to fight the old nature!

Rom 7:15  For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
Rom 7:16  If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
Rom 7:17  Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom 7:18  For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
Rom 7:19  For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Rom 7:20  Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
Rom 7:21  I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Rom 7:22  For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Rom 7:23  But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Rom 7:24  O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Rom 7:25  I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

III.) SIN IS A STATE OF BEING:

a.) It’s a way of life for many.

Isa 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Isa 64:7  And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

b.) It is an absence of righteousness.

Rom 3:10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

c.) It is a hopeless condition “ON MY OWN”!

Rom 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

WE NEED JESUS CHRIST TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Act 2:21  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Isa 64:8  But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Amen

Finding The Meaning of God’s Word (4)

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“WHAT IS HERMENEUTICS?”(part four)

Intro:

Hermeneutics is the science of Biblical interpretation.

2Pe 1:20  Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
2Pe 1:21  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

and we must “rightly divide” the Bible.

1Co 10:32  Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

God spoke to these three groups of people in the Bible and we cannot take what God told one group to do and misuse it on another group.

There is only one interpretation of scripture but there may be many “applications” of that same scripture.

The Bible is alive and is meant for all generations!

1Pe 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, [by the word of God, which (liveth) and abideth for ever].

We have discussed “Dispensations” in an earlier lessons. This lesson will introduce us to the Covenants of God.

Covenant means a contract between God and man.

Note: Covenants bring BLESSINGS. The Dispensations brought “Judgement”.

1.) THE TYPES OF COVENANTS:

A.) There are “unconditional” covenants.

They depend on God and not man.

B.) There are “conditional” covenants.

They depend on Man.

2.) The SIGNS of the Covenants:

A.) The Rainbow:

Gen 9:11  And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
Gen 9:12  And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:
Gen 9:13  I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Gen 9:14  And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
Gen 9:15  And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Gen 9:16  And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
Gen 9:17  And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Compare to this scripture:

Rev 4:2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
Rev 4:3  And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: [and there was a rainbow round about the throne], in sight like unto an emerald.

and this one:

Rev 10:1  And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

God does not forget His Covenants! He places one for us to see here on Earth and He has one in heaven and with him. So when we see Him we will know He always keeps His promises.

B.) The Sabbath day, (the 7nth day) not Sunday or Monday, but Saturday.

Exo 31:16  Wherefore [the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant].

This covenant was to the Jews only and not the Church.

Lev 16:30  For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD.
Lev 16:31  It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, [by a statute for ever.]

This Statute was for the Jews only and not the Church.

Exo 20:11  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

This law was for the Jews only not the Church.

C.) Circumcision:

Gen 17:9  And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
Gen 17:10  This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
Gen 17:11  And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
Gen 17:12  And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
Gen 17:13  He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
Gen 17:14  And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

This covenant is also not for the Church.

Gal 6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Col 3:11  Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

In fact:

Rom 3:1  What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
Rom 3:2  Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.

They gave us our Bible.

Rom 2:28  For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Rom 2:29  [But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.]

WHO IS THE TRUE JEW?

Circumcision means that sinful flesh must go.

Rom 8:8  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Rom 8:10  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

3.) THE EDENIC COVENANT:

A.) THE CONTENTS OF THE COVENANT:

1.) To “Dress” and “Keep” the garden.

Gen 2:15  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

Note: There were no thorns and thistles then and God did all the planting.

2.) He was not to eat of a certain tree.

Gen 2:16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Gen 2:17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Note: Food was everywhere all this took was an act of obedience. A simple test.

3.) Man was to have “fellowship” with God.

Gen 3:8  [And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day]: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

Note: God came down in the cool of the day but there was no sweating until after Adams sin.

Mankind is stupid. No wonder God used the term “sheep”.

O that men should be so stupid grown, as to forsake the living God.

4.) THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT:

A.) The Contents:

Note: This was an “unconditional” covenant.

1.) God promised He would make of him a great nation.

Gen 12:1  Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Gen 12:2  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Gen 12:3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Gen 17:1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
Gen 17:2  And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
Gen 17:3  And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
Gen 17:4  As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Gen 17:5  Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

Note: Abraham was from Iraq.

Israel is God’s time piece as compared to my watch as my time piece.

2.) Abraham would have millions of descendants.

Gen 22:16  And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
Gen 22:17  That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Gen 22:18  And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

3.) God would bless them “Physically and Spiritually”.

Gen 25:7  And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

Luk 1:68  Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,

Note: In 70 ad Titus destroyed Jerusalem and Israel.

Note again:

Isa 66:8  Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
Isa 66:9  Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
Isa 66:10  Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:

On May 14th, 1948 the Nation of Israel was reborn in what is called Palestine. The Bible called it Canaan Land.

4.) God said He would make the name Abraham great.

Rom 4:16  Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Rom 4:17  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Rom 4:18  Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Note: Abraham is referred to in the Bible over 3000 times. Only our Lord Jesus is referred to more times than that.

5.) God told Abraham (I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you).

Gen 12:3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

5.) THE MOSAIC COVENANT:

A.) THE CONTENTS:

Note: The Church is not under the Mosaic Covenant.

The Church:

Mat 26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Heb 9:15  And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Heb 8:13  In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

1.) It is based on the Moral Law: (we say the ten commandments)

Exo 20:3  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exo 20:4  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
Exo 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Exo 20:6  And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Exo 20:7  Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Exo 20:8  Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:9  Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10  But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exo 20:11  For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Exo 20:12  Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Exo 20:13  Thou shalt not kill.
Exo 20:14  Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Exo 20:15  Thou shalt not steal.
Exo 20:16  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Exo 20:17  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

2.) The Civil law:

Leviticus chapter 11 entire chapter.

Lev 11:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
Lev 11:3  Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
Lev 11:4  Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
Lev 11:5  And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
Lev 11:6  And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
Lev 11:7  And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
Lev 11:8  Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
Lev 11:9  These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
Lev 11:10  And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:

Kosher: Ritual objects that meat the standard of Jewish Law.

3.) The “Ceremonial Law”.

Note: The Religious Rituals and ordinances.

It is particularly applied to the forms and rites of the Jewish religion; as the ceremonial law or worship, as distinguished from the moral and judicial law.

a.) These gave direction to the High Priest in cleanness, sin free, proper dress, etc.

b.) The Laws of the Priesthood. [Had to be in the blood line of Aaron].

Note: The Church is in the blood line of Jesus.

613 Jewish Laws.

B.) The Conditions (IF) {Conditional}:

1.) Exo 19:5  Now [therefore], if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
Exo 19:6  And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

2.) Lev 26:14  But [if] ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

Note that word “if”

Lev 26:15  And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
Lev 26:16  I also will do this unto you; [I will even appoint over you “terror”], consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Lev 26:17  And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

Diaspora: The Dispersion

Lev 26:33  And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

C.) The fulfillment:

1.) Deu 28:37  And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.

Note: Almost everyone hates the Jew. The word Jew was originally a slang word meant to discredit them.

There are three names used in the New Testament to designate this people,

(a.) Jews, as regards their nationality, to distinguish them from Gentiles.

(b.) Hebrews, with regard to their language and education, to distinguish them from Hellenists, i.e., Jews who spoke the Greek language.

(c.) Israelites, as respects their sacred privileges as the chosen people of God. “To other races we owe the splendid inheritance of modern civilization and secular culture; but the religious education of mankind has been the “gift” of the Jew alone.”

2.) Deu 28:49  The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
Deu 28:50  A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

Note: The Roman Empire.

Amen

Finding The Meaning of God’s Word (3)

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Finding The Meaning of God’s Word

“WHAT IS HERMENEUTICS” (part three)

INTRO:

Hermeneutics is the “Science” of Biblical Interpretation. In this lesson we will use the method called “scaling”, to set up our lesson. WE will be looking into the CONTINUITY of the Bible. (The close union of the different parts of the Bible)

Keep in mind there are:

31,173 verses
1189 chapters
66 books

In the King James Bible and they all fit, from the Old Testament to the New Testament. From Genesis to Revelation. It’s all one Book. There is no picking and choosing. There is not one word in God’s Word that is not “Inspired” of God.

History:

1.) Heaven and Earth is created:

Job 38:4  Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

GOD HAS ALWAYS EXISTED!

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

WE CAN HAVE NO EXCUSE FOR RECOGNIZING THIS FACT!

Neh 9:6  Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and [the host of heaven worshippeth thee].

THE ANGELS TOO, WORSHIP THE ALMIGHTY GOD!

2.) Satan’s first “attack”:

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Lucifer his angelic name was tossed out of Heaven.

Luk 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Why did Jesus come.

1Jn 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. [For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil].

Sin bound the world to Satan.

Heb 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Heb 2:15  [And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage].

3.) The Earth was prepared for Mankind.

Gen 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

ANIMALS ARE NEVER TO BE DOMINATE!

Job 5:23  For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. (We will always be able to overcome the beast of the field)

4.) The “headship” of man:

Gen 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

The 1st “surgery”.

Gen 2:21  And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
Gen 2:22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Gen 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Man to dominate woman but as Christ loves man.

1Co 11:8  For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
1Co 11:9  Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

1Ti 2:11  Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

1Pe 3:7  Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

5.) Mankind under Satan’s “yoke”.

2Co 4:3  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
2Co 4:4  [In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not], lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, [that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.]

Isa 14:3  And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and [from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve],
Isa 14:4  That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
Isa 14:5  The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

Rom 8:21  Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from [the bondage of corruption] into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Gal 4:3  Even so we, when we were children, [were in bondage under the elements of the world]:

Heb 2:15 [ And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.]

*****Gal 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

6.) GOD BEGINS HIS WORK WITH MAN:

Gen 3:23  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Gen 3:24  [So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.]

Gen 6:5  [And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.]
Gen 6:6  [And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.]

*****Gen 6:8  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

7.) The construction of Babylon.

Gen 11:2  And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
Gen 11:3  And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
Gen 11:4  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
Gen 11:5  And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Gen 11:9  Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

IDOLATRY BEGINS:

The worship of idols, images, or any thing made by hands, or which is not God.

Idolatry is of two kinds; the worship of images, statues, pictures, &c. made by hands; and the worship of the heavenly bodies,the sun, moon and stars, or of demons, angels, men and animals.

THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD:

Psa 96:5  [For all the gods of the nations are idols:] but the LORD made the heavens.

1Jn 5:7  [For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.]
1Jn 5:8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

1Jn 5:19  And we know that we are of God, and [the whole world lieth in wickedness.]
1Jn 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. [This is the true God, and eternal life.]
*****1Jn 5:21  Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

8.) Israel called(out) and blessed.

Gen 12:1  Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Gen 12:2  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Gen 21:7  And she said, Who would have said unto Abraham, that Sarah should have given children suck? for I have born him a son in his old age.
Gen 21:8  And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned.

Gen 24:6  And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
Gen 24:7  The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.

Gen 25:23  And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.

Gen 25:26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

Act 7:7  And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.
Act 7:8  And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

9.) The “time” of the Gentiles begin:

2Ki 24:11  And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.
2Ki 24:12  And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.
2Ki 24:13  And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said.
2Ki 24:14  And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.
2Ki 24:15  And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king’s mother, and the king’s wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

2Ki 25:1  And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about.

2Ki 25:9  And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king’s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man’s house burnt he with fire.
2Ki 25:10  And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.
2Ki 25:11  Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the fugitives that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carry away.

10.) The FIRST COMING OF CHRIST:

*****During Roman rule.

Luk 2:1  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
Luk 2:2  (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
Luk 2:3  And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Luk 2:4  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
Luk 2:5  To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
Luk 2:6  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
Luk 2:7  And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Eph 1:10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Eph 1:12  That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

Dan 9:24  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Dan 9:25  [Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
Dan 9:26  And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself]: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Dan 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The Shechinah Glory:

Out  of Egypt:

Exo 13:21  And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
Exo 13:22  He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

The Tabernacle:

Exo 40:33  And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.
Exo 40:34  Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.
Exo 40:35  And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.

The Temple:

1Ki 8:7  For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered the ark and the staves thereof above.

1Ki 8:10  And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,
1Ki 8:11  So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

God Leaves the Temple:

Eze 10:4  Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD’S glory.
Eze 10:5  And the sound of the cherubims’ wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.

Eze 10:18  Then the glory of the LORD departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims.
Eze 10:19  And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the LORD’S house; and [the glory of the God of Israel was over them above].
Eze 10:20  This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that they were the cherubims.

Eze 11:22  Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.
Eze 11:23  And [the glory of the LORD went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city].

The Return:

Luk 2:8  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luk 2:9  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and t[he glory of the Lord shone round about them]: and they were sore afraid.

The Ascension:

Act 1:9  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and [a cloud received him out of their sight].

The Second coming:

Zec 14:4  And [his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives] shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

Act 1:10  And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
Act 1:11  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, [which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven].

11.) The “WORKS” of Christ:

Mat 2:1  Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
Mat 2:2  Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Then Silent period:

Num 4:3  From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

At the age of thirty:

Joh 2:11  This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

Joh 7:31  And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done?

Joh 11:47  Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.

Act 2:22  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

Heb 2:3  How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Heb 2:4  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

At the cross, at the cross, where I first saw the light!

Act 2:23  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Act 2:24  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

12.) The “CHURCH” is called out.

ECCLESIA= To summon, To “CALL OUT”

2Co 6:17  Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
2Co 6:18  And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

He Arose, He Arose:

Joh 20:6  Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
Joh 20:7  And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Joh 20:8  Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
Joh 20:9  For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Act 1:3  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

Then came the Holy Ghost:

Act 2:1  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Act 2:2  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Act 2:3  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
Act 2:4  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Act 2:5  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
Act 2:6  Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

Out of the seven Church ages we are in this one:

Rev 3:14  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Rev 3:15  I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Rev 3:16  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Rev 3:17  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Rev 3:18  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Rev 3:19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Rev 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Rev 3:21  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Rev 3:22  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

**********THESE ARE THE HISTORICAL FACTS. WE CAN NOW LOOK AT THE PROPHETIC FUTURE.

PROPHESY:

Note the Numbering.

12.) THE “CHURCH CALLED UP:

Joh 14:1  Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Joh 14:2  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Joh 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Rev 4:1  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
Rev 4:2  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.

1Co 15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Co 15:53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1Co 15:54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
1Co 15:55  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1Th 4:13  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1Th 4:14  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th 4:15  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th 4:16  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th 4:18  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

The word “RAPTURE” may not be in the Bible but the meaning of the word is in the Bible.

Rapture = Transport; ecstasy; violence of a pleasing passion; extreme joy or pleasure. A seizing by violence.

THIS IS NOT THE SECOND COMING OF THE LORD!

GOD SIMPLY TAKES HIS CHURCH OUT AS HE SAID:

1Th 5:9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
1Th 5:10  Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
1Th 5:11  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

1Th 1:10  And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

11.) THE WORKS OF THE ANTICHRIST:

Dan 7:8  I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Dan 8:24  And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
Dan 8:25  And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Dan 11:21  And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Dan 11:22  And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.
Dan 11:23  And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

Rev 11:2  But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

Dan 7:25  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Rev 13:5  And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

Dan 12:7  And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

Rev 7:14  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

10.) THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST:

Rev 19:11  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 19:12  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Rev 19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Rev 19:15  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God

Act 1:11  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Act 1:12  Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.

Isa 29:6  Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

Mat 24:29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

Mat 25:31  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
Mat 25:32  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Mat 25:33  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Rev 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

Rev 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

9.) THE TIMES OF THE GENTILES ARE OVER:

Isa 9:7  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isa 16:5  And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

Luk 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 1:33  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Rev 20:1  And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Rev 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

2Sa 23:2  The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
2Sa 23:3  The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
2Sa 23:4  And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
2Sa 23:5  Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.
2Sa 23:6  But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
2Sa 23:7  But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.

Gen 22:14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
Gen 22:15  And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
Gen 22:16  And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
Gen 22:17  That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Gen 22:18  And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

8.) ISRAEL IS RECALLED AND BLESSED:

Rev 20:3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
Rev 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Mat 25:34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Deu 11:23  Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
Deu 11:24  Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
Deu 11:25  There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.

7.) THE DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON:

False religion.

Rev 14:8  And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

The Wicked World System.

Rev 18:2  And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Isa 13:19  And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isa 21:9  And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

Jer 51:8  Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Jer 51:9  We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
Jer 51:10  The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.

6.) GOD ENDS HIS WORK WITH MANKIND.

Rev 19:1  And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
Rev 19:2  For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.

5.) MAN IS RELEASED FROM SATAN’S YOKE:

Rev 20:3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

4.) THE HEADSHIP OF THE KING:

Luk 1:31  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luk 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

Php 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Isa 45:22  Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
Isa 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, every tongue shall swear.
Isa 45:24  Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
Isa 45:25  In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

3.) THE EARTH IS REPAIRED:

Rev 22:1  And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Rev 22:2  In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3  And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
Rev 22:4  And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

Zec 14:11  And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

Isa 60:18  Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

Amo 9:13  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
Amo 9:14  And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

Joe 3:18  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

Isa 35:1  The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

2.) SATAN’S LAST ATTACK:

Rev 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Rev 20:7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,
Rev 20:8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
Rev 20:9  And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
Rev 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

1.) THE NEW HEAVEN AND THE NEW EARTH:

Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: [for the (first) heaven and the (first) earth were passed away]; and there was no more sea.

Note the word “first”.  Not second, or third or fifteenth. BUT THE FIRST HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE PASSED AWAY.

Amen

Finding The Meaning of God’s Word (2)

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“WHAT IS HERMENEUTICS?” (part two)

INTRO:

Hermeneutics is the “science” of Biblical Interpretation. Almost every “cult” that exist, happened because of not interpreting the Bible correctly. In other words they got confused about some scriptures.

2Ti 3:16 says  [All scripture] is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Note the word “all”: This includes the Old Testament and the New Testament.

Understanding God’s word is the most important thing in our lives! God’s word is alive and it will live forever.

1Pe 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, [by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever].

The Key to understanding scripture is the “ILLUMINATION” of the Holy Spirit.

Joh 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, [he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you].

THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS LEAD YOU TO JESUS.

God dispensed out His Judgement in different ways throughout time from creation till now and even informs us of future dispensation.

Dispense means: To deal or divide out in parts or portions; to distribute. (An example is a box of tissue, you get one sheet at a time)

The Apostle Paul uses the phrase:

Eph 3:2  [If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace] of God which is given me to you-ward:
Eph 3:3  How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Eph 3:4  Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of
Christ)

Paul understood the way God dispenses His word.

I.) The Dispensation of INNOCENCE: (no one knows exactly how long this period lasted)

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Gen 2:22  And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

This was the time of Innocence.

A.) This “dispensation” lasted from Creation until the Fall of Man.

Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

B.) Mankind made a choice to believe Satan.

Gen 3:7  [And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked]; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

C.) The consequences :

There is always a price to pay for sin!

The Curses:

Gen 3:14  And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:

Note:It appears that the serpent at one time may have had legs or at least could stand.

Gen 3:16  Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Note: It seems that childbirth was not going to be so painful for the woman at first until sin.

Gen 3:17  And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Note: Mankind had to eat of his own labor after sin.

Gen 3:18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

Note: The Earth now brought forth thorns and thistles when it had none at creation after sin.

Gen 3:19  In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Note: Mankind did not sweat until sin entered in to the world. Nor heavy labor.(this also may tell us something about the “ideal” conditions that God created.)

Gen 3:22  And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, [to know good and evil]: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Mankind is no longer innocent. (Wouldn’t it be nice to know just the good things of life and nothing evil).

II.) The dispensation of Conscience:

Conscience is that internal mechanism God gives to every human being so we can decide right from wrong, our own actions and affections, our moral sence. How to conduct ourselves.

A Bible reference:

Joh 8:9  And they which heard it, [being convicted by their own conscience], went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

A.) The time of this dispensation was from the Fall of Man until the Flood of Noah’s day.

(Approx: 1650 years.)

We must remember it had never rained:

Gen 2:6  But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Even Noah had never seen rain!

Gen 6:5  And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

and

Gen 6:6  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

and

Gen 6:13  And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, [behold, I will destroy them with the earth].

but

Gen 6:8  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

God gave Noah some time.

Gen 6:3  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: [yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years].

Peter wrote:

1Pe 3:19  By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
1Pe 3:20  Which sometime were disobedient, [when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing], wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.

B.) This began the fallen condition of man, outside the Garden of Eden.

Gen 3:23  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Gen 3:24  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

SIN EVOLVED TO RULE MAN’S EVERY WAY.

Murder:

Gen 4:8  And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Double murder:

Gen 4:23  And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

Rape and Adultery:

Gen 6:2  That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and [they took them wives of all which they chose].

C.) Mankind was guided by his own “CONSCIENCE” during this period.

1.) Cain refused the proper sacrifice:

Gen 4:3  And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
Gen 4:4  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
Gen 4:5  But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

2.) ONCE YOU REFUSE ONE THING IT GET’S EASIER TO REFUSE THE SECOND TIME AND ON AND ON.

SOCIETY WAS IN A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THAT ENDED IN THE FLOOD!

III.) The Dispensation of Government:

(Nations form)

A.) This lasted from the Flood to the Tower Of Babel.

(approx 425 years)

B.) Man was given the job of Governing the Earth.

Capitol punishment was established.

Gen 9:6  Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

C.) The failure of Mankind:

If man cannot govern himself, HOW CAN HE GOVERN OTHERS.

We can still see this in our government offices every day. The ones we elect are corrupt themselves. It still does not work. When a congressman or senator do wrong, they get a slap on the wrist and they keep there position.

This was a seed bed of SIN. These people even tried to find their own way to Heaven. (Sounds like today.) They would just build this tower and walk right into Heaven.

The word Babel means confusion and disorder.

God confounded their language and mankind spread around the Earth.

Gen 11:1  And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

Gen 11:4  And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Gen 11:7  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
Gen 11:8  So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

DOES MANKIND EVER LEARN? NO!

IV.) The Dispensation of Promise:

(God begins His promises)

A.) This would be from Abraham to the Exodus of The children of Israel.

(Approx 430 years)

Gen 12:1  Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
Gen 12:2  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
Gen 12:3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Gen 12:4  So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

B.) This started in Ur of the Chaldees:

Gen 11:28  And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, [in Ur of the Chaldees].
Gen 11:29  And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.
Gen 11:30  But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

Ur of the Chaldees is in what we know as present day Iraq.

Iraq is the second most noted area in the Bible besides Israel. These two Nations have been in the News more than any other places in the past several years. We are seeing the effects of this Promise from God today with war in Gaza and other places.

The Children of Israel are surrounded by Arabians. Where did they come from?

Gen 16:1  Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.
Gen 16:2  And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai.
Gen 16:3  And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.
Gen 16:4  And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.
thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
Gen 16:6  But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
Gen 16:7  And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
Gen 16:8  And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
Gen 16:9  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
Gen 16:10  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
Gen 16:11  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
Gen 16:12  And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

We can see these Arabians are indeed wild men and they Hate Israel. It all began back when Abraham told Hagar she had to go because Sarah despised her.

C.) Abraham leaves “Idols” and BELIEVES GOD AND GOD’S PROMISES.

D.) Judgements then came by whether you BELIEVED GOD’s PROMISES.

V.) The Dispensation of the LAW:

A.) Began at Mtn. Sinai and went to Mtn. Calvary. (the cross)

Exo 2:1  And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took to wife a daughter of Levi.
Exo 2:2  And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
Exo 2:3  And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.
Exo 2:4  And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him.
Exo 2:5  And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river’s side; and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
Exo 2:6  And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews’ children.
Exo 2:7  Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter, Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee?
Exo 2:8  And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.
Exo 2:9  And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it.
Exo 2:10  And the child grew, and she brought him unto Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.

Exo 20:1  And God spake all these words, saying,
Exo 20:2  I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Exo 20:3  Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

(Approx: 1500 years later)

Joh 19:30  When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

B.) ALL JUDGEMENTS WERE BASED ON THE LAW.

They were strict. If you broke “ONE” you were Guilty of them “ALL”. No second chances.

Jas 2:10  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

C.) Not 10 Commandments but 613 LAWS given to the Children of Israel.

Israel was held to the letter of the Law.

VI.) The Dispensation of GRACE:

A.) This started with the DEATH of CHRIST and will last until the RAPTURE of the CHURCH.

Under the law you could not go before God. You had to go to a Priest. He could only go before God once in a year inside the veil of the Tabernacle or the at the Temple.

BUT AT THE CROSS:

Mat 27:51  And, behold, [the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom]; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

There is no more a veil between us and Our God. So we can go boldly before thee THRONE OF GOD.

Heb 4:16  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYHOW.

Grace, Grace, God’s GRACE.

B.) Grace is the UNMERITED FAVOR OF GOD.

I didn’t earn it and I don’t deserve it!

God’s
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C.) Judgement is based on REJECTING THE GRACE OF GOD.

Pro 28:26  He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

This has nothing to do with sin or the Law.

VII.) The Dispensation of TRIBULATION:

(People did not want to acknowledge the blood of Jesus. During this time they will see a lot of blood)

A.) From the Rapture of the Church until the Beginning of the Millennial Kingdom.

We know this to be 7 years of tribulation according to the Bible.

B.) It becomes a Godless society.

(It will be led by the Antichrist)

2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: [only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way].
2Th 2:8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

That [He that letteth] is the Holy Ghost and when the Church is raptured this Earth will not have the Christian influence on this Earth and sin will abound even more. Satan will have free will over the people.

C.) Judgement is based on the MARK OF THE BEAST!

Rev 13:15  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Rev 13:16  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

VIII.) The Dispensation of the Millennial Kingdom:

This will be 1000 years.

Millennial means: Pertaining to the millenium, or to a thousand years.

Rev 20:1  And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
Rev 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Rev 20:3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

A.) The world is restored to Adam’s Paradise.

Amo 9:13  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.

Joe 3:18  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim.

Isa 55:13  Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

Isa 35:1  The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
Isa 35:2  It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.

Isa 35:6  Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.

Isa 41:18  I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
Isa 41:19  I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:
Isa 41:20  That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.

B.) Jesus Christ Our Lord will set upon the Throne of David.

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Isa 9:7  Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

and

Luk 1:31  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luk 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 1:33  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

C.) Judgement will proceed from the Throne of Jesus.

Dan 7:13  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
Dan 7:14  And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Dan 7:27  And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Oba 1:21  And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.

Heb 1:8  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Rev 11:15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

AMEN