Revelation 22:8-9 Now I, John, (am the one who) saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and (I am) of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
(This Angel is a Jewish man – of your brethren – a prophet: Most likely it is “Daniel” meaning that, after death, this man became an angel. Therefore; Angels, as messengers of God can also be men.)
Hebrews 1:3a He is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact likeness of his being, AND he holds everything together by His powerful word.
(The powerful word is the word “AND” spelled with the Alef and Tav in Hebrew; the Alpha and Omega in Greek. Therefore: Jesus, the Alpha and Omega holds everything together on the earth and in the heavens as the ‘connector’ between man and God.)
Ezekiel 23:36-39 “The LORD said moreover unto me; Son of man, wilt thou judge Aholah and Aholibah? yea, declare unto them their abominations; That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and have also caused their sons, whom they bare unto me (the firstborn), to pass for them through (the fire) to devour (kill them). Moreover this they have done unto me: they have defiled my sanctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths. For when they had slain their children to their idols, then they came the same day into my sanctuary to profane it; and, lo, thus have they done in the midst of mine house.”
(They made human child sacrifices to Yᵊhōvâ)
Job 19:25-27 For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed (Lit. struck off), this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another.
(Job understood the resurrection and the return of Jesus in the oldest book in the bible)
Ezekiel 16:17 You have also taken your beautiful jewelry from My gold and My silver (perhaps even from the temple), which I had given you, and made for yourself male images and played the harlot with them.
(Sex toys are sexual immorality)
Isaiah 33:10,14 “Now I will rise,” says the Lord (the latter days when Jesus returns); “Now I will be exalted, Now I will lift Myself up. – The sinners in Zion are afraid; Fearfulness has seized the hypocrites: “Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”
(The sinners knew scripture and chose to reject it; however, upon seeing Jesus at His return, they immediately knew what their end would be…)
Numbers 15:25 So the priest shall make atonement for the whole congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it was unintentional; they shall bring their offering, an offering made by fire to the Lord, and their sin offering before the Lord, for their unintended sin.
(The sacrifices for the sins of the people in the Jewish temple were for unintentional sins ONLY)
Ezekiel 38:17 “Are you he (the one) of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you (Gog) against them?
(Gog therefore is the Antichrist, the “one”.)
The watchman said (the watchman who is aware),
“The morning comes, and also the night.
If you will inquire (boil), inquire (boil);
Return! Come back!”
(The morning is the rapture,
to inquire literally means “to boil” during the troubles of the tribulation, called the night.
At the end of the tribulation Jesus returns to earth (coming back) even as the remnant of Jews return to God in their repentance.
This one verse outlines the rapture, the tribulation and the return: all of which fit the High Holy Days of Jewish Feasts in their successive order. Therefore: the Rapture precedes the Tribulation.)
Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
(From the middle of the tribulation in Daniel 12:12 to the end of the tribulation is 1,260 days. If the end of the tribulation is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement;
adding another 75 days lands one on the Jewish feast of Hanukah at 1,335 days.
This proves the Autumn Jewish Feasts are tied to the Days in Daniel, not only to Jesus first advent on earth during the Spring Feasts but are prophetic of His second advent during the Autumn Feasts; especially the High Holy Days wherein the prophetic events occur in succession: The Feast of Trumpets as the Rapture, Seven days of Affliction” (Yomin Noraim) as the seven year tribulation, followed by the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur, also called “The Return”). Again giving credence that the Rapture precedes the Tribulation.)
Exodus 12:40-41 Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt (and Canaan according to the Greek Septuagint) was four hundred and thirty years.
“And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.”
(The Hebrews came out of Egypt on Passover. But what event occurred 430 years earlier that marks the very same day that the Hebrews came out of Egypt?
Just this: Abraham offered to sacrifice Isaac, his only son of promise on Mount Mariah, before it became the place for Jerusalem’s temple. In other words…Abraham offered Isaac on Passover, the same day the Hebrews left Egypt; thus instituting a feast in which Passover would be celebrated annually. Both Passovers prophetically illustrate Jesus being sacrificed as the Lamb of God on Passover.
Each Passover, in its own year, miraculously occurred on a Wednesday, in the middle of the week: Abraham and Isaac, The Exodus, and the voluntary death of Jesus as the Lamb of God.
Take note that Isaac was not sacrificed, but rather, God provided a sacrifice in the place of Isaac: a male sheep with its head caught in (a crown of) thorns; symbolic of God’s only Son of Promise.
When the Hebrews left Egypt on Passover, the Pharaoh’s first born son was killed-on Passover, the same day God’s first born Son would also be killed years later. A son for a Son.)
Joel 2:23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully (literally the Teacher of Righteousness: the Messiah) and He will cause the rain (teacher) to come down for you—The former rain (teacher), And the latter rain (teacher) in the first.
(Prophetic of Jesus who comes down to earth twice. The first time as a sacrifice, the second time as a ruler. Both times are part of the first resurrections of believers. The translators added the word “month” after the word “first” which could also mean the “first” resurrection. )
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
(God has a few cards up His sleeve which He reveals to no one. When all things have come to pass – only then will men see what God’s ultimate plan for man is and was, which is why it is called “faith”)
Zechariah 8:23 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘In those days (during the millennium) ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve (or hem) of a Jewish man, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.” ’ ”
(When Jesus returns He will set up His kingdom on earth. At that time there will be either ten ambassadors from each of every nation, or … there will be ten major nations of the earth previously set up by the Antichrist with one man representing each of those divisions totaling ten. The Jews will act as priests for the gentile nations which was God’s plan from the beginning.)
Rev 14:1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.
Rev 14:4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.
(The 144,000 who are sealed during the seven year tribulation are young Jewish virgin men. The word “virgin” may be either literal or symbolic, or both. To be a virgin symbolically would mean they had never worshiped an idol or the “beast”; never having taken the mark of the “beast”.)
Note: The following renditions of God’s name (translated as LORD) are identical –
Yᵊhōvâ – Jehova – YWYH – Adonai – Yahweh – The Name
a. YWYH is the original sacred writing.
b. The pronunciations are vocalized differently by different groups: Yᵊhōvâ, Jehova, and Yahweh.
c. Because the name is sacred, to keep from accidentally committing blasphemy, the name “Adonai” is substituted or just saying “The Name” HaShem, where “ha” means “the” and “shem” means “name”.
d. Note: YHWH, yᵊhōvâ, Yahweh, and Jehova are all the same name of God with different pronunciations.
The divine name was regarded as too sacred to be uttered; replaced by the Hebrew word Adonai (“My Lord”) from which ‘ăḏōnāy is derived.
2 Samuel 12:8 I (God) gave you (King David) your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more!
(God is speaking to King David concerning his adulterous relationship with Bathsheba. God rained down blessings on David and if David had asked, God would have given him MUCH more. The focus of this verse is God punishing David for what he had done, such that the reader overlooks the fact that God listens when someone asks for more. It’s not up to us to decide what God will – and will not give us. It’s up to God but He doesn’t give if He is not asked. Suggesting we ask for more and let God decide yay or nay)
Leviticus 1:10 ‘He who is the high priest among his brethren, on whose head the anointing oil was poured and who is consecrated to wear the garments, shall not uncover his head nor tear his clothes;
(Ananias, the High Priest, tore his clothes at Jesus’ “trial” when Jesus answered that He, Jesus, was indeed the Son of God. Ananias unknowingly disqualified himself from being High Priest. With the office being spiritually vacant, Jesus is able to fill it becoming the High Priest and mediator between God and man -Hebrews 3:1, 7:27)
John 7:1,5 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him. (Then his brothers encourage Him to go in spite of the fact He would be killed) 5 For even His brothers did not believe in Him.
(If His brothers did not believe in Him … then what did they believe about their mother, Mary? None of them were at the cross when Jesus was crucified and Jesus told John “Behold your mother.”)
Exodus 12:3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month (Jewish month of Nisan) every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
Exodus 12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb.
Numbers 28:16 ‘On the fourteenth day of the first month is the Passover of the Lord. 17 And on the fifteenth day of this month (Jewish month of Nisan) is the feast; unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.
(The Passover lamb is selected on Nisan 10 and killed on Nisan 14. Between the 10th and the 14th it is checked for spot or blemish. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Nisan 10 and He was killed on Nisan 14 (Passover). Between the 10th and the 14th He was checked for spot or blemish in His teachings by the Jewish leaders and the High Priest. John the Baptizer announced at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry “Behold the (Passover) Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”)
Note: Each of the four letters of God’s name, YWYH, (hey-vav-hey-yod) began as a word, a picture of a thing or idea.
“Y” (hey) means “Behold!”
“W” (vav) means “Nail”
“H” (yod) means “Hand”
(Reading the letters only YWYH means “Behold! The nail. Behold! The hand.”)
Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
An angel is speaking to Mary prior to her immaculate conception. The name of the baby was important since the angel told Mary to name Him Jesus. The name of “Jesus”(Greek) is also “Yeshua” (Hebrew). Both names (Jesus and Yeshua) mean “Salvation”.
Matthew 8:22 But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
(Jesus said He was the way, the truth, and the life – John 14:6. Dead people aren’t alive and alive people aren’t dead, unless they are the “walking dead”, spiritually blind, deaf, devoid of understanding, rotting in corruption and groping for reality.
Wherever Jesus is, there is Light, but the rest of the world is in darkness.
It is as though there are two rooms: One is pitch black because there is no Son of God. The other is flooded with Light. There is a door between the two rooms. In the pitch black room the walking dead are busy burying one who is dead. Jesus is offering the dead man’s son a spectacular offer; Jesus is offering to open the door between the two rooms. If the door is opened, the Light invades the darkness and the dark has no option but to hide behind objects and cast empty shadows. So Jesus offers the dead man’s son a way to leave this room of captivity and darkness in order to walk into light and life, closing the door behind them. But the son wants to retreat back into the darkness to bury his father. Between the two choices the son makes a bad choice; therefore Jesus pleads with him – “Let the walking dead bury the rotting body, but you come with me into eternal light and life and close the door of darkness and corruption behind you.”)
1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.
(Before the beginning, it seems as though God had already picked out the end He wanted. Yet, men still have a choice as to how he wants to play his part in God’s pre-written curtain dropping smash hit. It doesn’t make sense how this can be by man’s understanding, because we can’t. And yet … it is called faith. The past, present and future are all the same to God. It is a picture on His wall of love.)
Ecclesiastes 7:1 The Value of Practical Wisdom
A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one’s birth;
Why is the day of death better than the day of one’s birth?
Life is painful for everyone. No one is exempt or unique in the experience of pain.
Both pain and death are the great equalizers.
I am crushed and I have lost myself in anger, greed, and stupidity. Can God possibly still love me? Am I a hopeless cause? I feel radioactive, hurting others wherever I go. If I go to God will He cast me out also?
II Timothy 2:13 If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
Luke 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan. So Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine? 18 Were there not any found who returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” 19 And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”
- We pray. We ask. And when the answer comes … we forgot we prayed. It never occurred to us that it was God who provided. God isn’t important anymore.
- (Gratefulness is the “seed” for getting more, not only from God but from others.)
- One out of Ten…is a tithe.
- Jesus was called to the Jews only – but only a foreigner returned to give thanks.
- The foreigner recognized Jesus as someone to be worshiped. The Jews did not.
- The number ten is symbolic for being whole.
Ephesians 1:10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.
- This verse, with I Corinthians 15:24, is the last event revealed to man in scripture. What happens after this prophetic event is a total mystery.
- “It was a time of learning about outrageous requests that I prayed and asked God the following ‘Lord, is there a number in the universe so big that no other number can supersede it?’
I was shocked to the core that God answered in the affirmative, let alone give any answer at all.
The answer is ‘ONE’. I suspect you already know this, but you haven’t heard the big picture. You see, the biggest number is the number ‘ONE’ called the Greater ONE, and the smallest number is the number ‘one’,or the lesser one, because God created the worlds from His own Light constituting “Energy, matter, and heat”. The entire entity of everything is “ONE” and everything else is a subset of ONE. Those subsets will all break down to the lesser one which is the smallest conversion of energy to matter. In other words ‘ONE’ is the sum total of all lesser ‘ones’ in God. If God didn’t create it, it doesn’t exist, with the exception of God Himself who has always been.
- 1 Corinthians 15:27 For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted.
Ephesians 1:5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,
- How can man both have free will and be predestined?
- A MUST WATCH-The double slit experiment for a beam of light.
- A short explanation of the u-tube presentation: according to the two slit experiment photons end up in an interference pattern in spite of the fact there is no necessary reason for it. Science believes the photons kind of have a mind of their own. They can make their own choices. Even more weird, all choices are taken until after getting through and to the end of the system, then they all collapse into only one point until that one choice is “posted” as the end result of the light beam.
Luke 16:16 “The law and the prophets were until John (The kingdom of heaven). Since that time the kingdom of God (the kingdom of God) has been preached, and everyone is pressing into it.
- The Kingdom of heaven is Jesus’ kingdom on earth.
- The Law and the Prophets. A Jewish Kingdom with Gentile exceptions. A physical kingdom.
- Symbolized by Jacob’s second wife but his first love, Rachel.
- The Kingdom of God is a heavenly kingdom.
- The age of Grace. A Gentile Kingdom with Jewish exceptions. A spiritual kingdom.
- Symbolized by Jacob’s first wife but his second love, Leah.
- Sometimes these two kingdoms overlap in scripture. Sometimes it is used in one gospel as one kingdom and in another gospel as the other kingdom, this is when they overlap.
- Kingdom of God: (instances)
Matthew (6), Mark (15), Luke (32), John (2), Acts (7), Romans (1), 1 Corinthians (4), Galatians (1), Ephesians (1), Colossians (1), 1 Thessalonians (1), 2 Thessalonians (1), Hebrews (1), James (1), Revelation (3)
- Kingdom of Heaven: (instances)
Note: The Gospel of Matthew focuses on the “the kingdom of heaven on earth” where Jesus will reign as the King of kings.