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"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world"
Revelation 12:9

Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie

2Thessalonians 2:10-11

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:32

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America And Great Britain In Prophecy

Just as the days of Noah...

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:37-39

America Israel, And Great Britain In Prophecy

The Mark Of The Beast

The True Church


The Secret Rapture

The Dreadful Day Of The Lord

Answer To An Atheist


Radiocarbon Dating A Fraud

Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

Does God Exist?

7 Proofs God Exists

The Bible Superstition Or Authority

Seven Keys To Understanding The Bible

How To Study The Bible

How To Understand The Bible

How Do We Know We Have The Complete Bible

Answers To Questions About Genesis

Why There Seems To Be A Gap In The Bible

How The Bible Counts A Generation

The Bible Verses The Dead Sea Scrolls

Should We Use The Old Testament

The Hidden Knowledge

How Religion Deceives You

A World Held Captive

The Ark And Noah

Weeks Of Daniel

The Exile In Stone

The Bible Story For Children

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

Volume IV

Volume V

Volume VI

Genealogy And The Bible Family Tree

God As King

Who Really Discovered America

Oldest Known 10 Commandments Were Found In America

USA And Britain's Common Wealth In Prophecy

Tea Tephi

Britain's Coronation Chair And Jacob's Pillow Stone

Jacob's Pillar Stone

The Two Witnesses

Russia In Prophecy

The Middle East In Prophecy

Who Are The Arabs

Seeing The world Throgh Islamic Eyes

The Race Question

The Origin Of The Races

Military Service And War

Why Does God Allow Wars

The Sure Way To End The Fear Of Nuclear War

What Is Armageddon?

There Is A Way To Escape

Understanding The Way To Peace

World Peace How It Will Come

The key To Human Survival

Petra The Safe Place

Is There Life After Death

World Peace And How It Will Come

The Mark Of The Beast

Mark Of God's People

The Key to Revelations

The Book Of Revelations Unveiled At Last

Christian Symbols, The Fish, Cross, And Crucifix

The Pagan Cross

The Cross

The Council Of Laodicea

Why The Church

Fundamental Doctrines

How And Why We Know We Have The Truth

The Abomination That Maketh Desolate

God's Temple Excepts The Mark Of The Beast

Joseph Tkach Sales God's Church

WCOG Changes Name

WCOG vs. Philadelphia COG Court Records

God's Church Is The Temple

The True Church

The History Of The Church

Where Is The Original True Church

Beginning History Of The Worldwide Church Of God

The Real History Of The True Church

Foundation, History, Authority, And Doctrine Of The Worldwide Church Of God

Philadelphia Era Of The Church

Just What Is The Church

God's Church Does Not Compromise

Worldly Churches Are Social Clubs

The Tongues Question

Tongues- Is The Pentecost Experience Being Repeated Today

Does God Exist

7 Proofs God Exist

What About God Revealed Knowledge

Why God Is Not Real To Most People

Is God Fair

How To Put God First

God Was King

God's Divorce

Is Jesus God

Should We Pray To God Or Only To Christ

70 Weeks Of Daniel

Was Jesus Really Dead

Why Christ Died

If You Lived At Time Of Christ Would You Have Believed Him

The Mystery Of MELCHIZEDEK Solved

What Is Man

How God Planned To Reproduce Himself

What Led To The Creation Of Man

What Is The Soul

Why You Are Alive

The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed

Why Humans Were Put On Earth

The only real value of a human life

Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God

What Science Can't Discover About The Human Mind

Human nature - Did God create it?

Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin

Why Were You Born

You Were Born To Be King

The Great Purpose Of Your Life

Man To Rule The Universe

Your Children - FUTURE GODS

If You Were God How Would You Look At The World Today

God's Invisible Agents

Where Is Enoch And Elijah

Lazarus And The Rich Man

Can Men Actually Communicate With Departed Spirits?

Life After Death

Is There life After Death

Did God Create A Devil

Is There A Hell

God's Holy Days Or Pagan Holy Days

List Of Holy Days

How Often Should You Partake Of The Lord's Supper

Should The Lord's Supper Be On The 14th Or 15th

How To Observe The Passover In Your Own Home

The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday

Does Easter Really Commemorate The Resurrection


What Is The Purpose Of The Resurrection?

The Plain Truth About Easter

The Pentecost

How To Figure The Pentecost

The Sabbath A Perpetual Covenant

Which Day Is The Sabbath Of The New Testament?

Why Do You Observe Sunday

Neglecting The Sabbath


Should You Celebrate Birthdays


New Years Eve

Valentines Day

Is Tithing In Force Under The New Testament

Should Christians Tithe

Should You Pay Tithes

The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Tithe

Did You Ever Know Why Money Is The Root Of All Evil

Does God Hate The Rich

Has Time Been Lost

God's 19 Year Cycle

Calendar With Holy Days

God's Calendar

What is a Prophetic Year

The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments Found In America

Job, Joseph And His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid

The Truth About The Free Masons

There Is Nothing New Under The Sun

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11


God's Great Sex Law



Are Homosexuals Born That Way

Interracial Marriages

Why Marriage


Divorce And Remarriage

The Family Breakdown

Child Rearing

The family - God's Plan For Mankind

Conspiracy Against The Family

The Surprising Origin Of Modern Education

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

Does God Heal

The Plain Truth About Healing

What is Faith

What kind Of Faith Is Required Of Salvation

Are We Back On Track When We Lost Faith

How To Receive Answers To Your Prayers

Have Christians Lost Their Power?

The Plain Truth About Fasting

The Importance Of Fasting

Is all Animal Flesh Good Food

What Fish And Fowl Are Good For Food

The Key To Radiant Health

10 Simple Rules That Lead To Health

Why Man Must Suffer

Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!

The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel

What Is The True Gospel?

The Gospel Jesus Taught

The Gospel Is Education


All About Baptism

Baptism By Fire

What Do You Mean Born Again

Are The Ten Commandments Necessary

Were The Ten Commandments Nailed To The Cross

Were The Ten Commandments In Force Before Moses

The Ten Commandments

What Is Salvation

What Is The Reward Of The Saved

What Do You Mean Reward For Your Works

Just What Do You Mean Conversion

What Is True Spirituality

Conversion Sudden Experience Or Life Long Process

False Conversion

A Letter From Armstrong To The Newly Converted

What Is A Liberal

Is It Wrong To Be A Cultured Individual

The Old And New Covenant

Let God Fight Your Battles

The Law, The Catholics, And You

Do Christians Sin

Education For Life

Keep Your Eyes On The Goal

How FAR May I Safely Go, In Doing What I Want But Know I Ought NOT?

Christianity Is A Growth Process

Are You Being Tested

How You Can Overcome

How To Prevent Sin

What Is The Worst Sin

How You Could Commit The Unpardonable Sin

What Do You Mean The Unpardonable Sin

Ending Your Financial Worries

The Blessings Of Abundant Living

How To Live Life Abundantly

The Way Of Life That Causes Success

The Seven Laws Of Success

Should You Try To Change Others

Should You Listen To Others

We Must All Speak The Same

The True Meaning Of Predestination

Is Your Ultimate Fate Decided For You In Advance

What Is Friendship

What Is Emotional Maturity

The Incredible Human Potential

Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!

The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel

The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed

Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe

What Led To The Creation Of Man

How God Planned To Reproduce Himself

Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God

Why Today's World Evils

Why The Church

Just What Do You Mean Conversion

Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin

Is There Life After Death

World Peace And How It Will Come

Jesus Is Coming Soon...Too Good To Be True

What Is The Kingdom Of God

What Will You Be Doing In The Next Life

Looking Into The World Tomorrow

Where Will The Millennium Be Spent

TheWonderful World Of Tomorrow

Mystery Of The Ages

The Seven Mysteries

How The 7 Mysteries Were Revealed

Who And What Is God

Mystery Of Angels And Evil Spirits

The Mystery Of Man

Mystery Of Civilization

Mystery Of Israel

The Church

The Kingdom Of God




Herbert W. Armstrong

Armstrong's Calling

Armstrong's Conversion

How Christ Educated His Apostle

This Is The Life

How I've Been Providentially Protected From Harm And Death

No! I Was Never A Jehovah's Witness Or Seventh Day Adventist

The Little Book

The 19 Year Time Cycle

The Need To Make The Truth Plain

Must God's Ministers Be Ordained By The Hands Of Man?

You Won't Believe It Armstrong's Final Sermon

End Time Elijah

Armstrong's Autobiography

Josephus Antiquities Of The Jews

Josephus War Of The Jews

Josephus Against Apion

Josephus Hades

Josephus Autobiography

It's time now, to stop a moment and get our bearings. We live in a world whose number one problem is threat of HUMAN EXTINCTION! A world gripped in the clutch of immorality, crime and violence. A world fraught with suffering, both physical and mental, a frustrated world staring at only hopelessness ahead!

But WHY? Why are nations being overthrown at the rate of one a month? What has gone wrong with government, with religion, with higher education? - and WHY are more than half the world's people illiterate, poverty-stricken - many actually starving - living in filth and squalor? Yes, WHY?

I mentioned earlier the confusion and inability to understand what one sees in a motion picture when he begins viewing at a point more than halfway through. If one's approach to understanding today's chaotic world starts from the vantage point of what we see today, he is indeed confused, bewildered!

We must view the motion picture of REALITY from the beginning. That's why we have started this revelation of TRUTH at its farthermost prehistoric beginning. We have covered the actual beginning of all things, before the material universe was, with only the two SUPREME SPIRIT PERSONAGES - one called the Word who was with God. The Personage called the Word created all things, under direction of God!

Their first feat of creation was angels - individually created Spirit beings - apparently many millions in number. All these were existing in physically empty space. Then came the creation of our planet Earth and the entire physical UNIVERSE - created apparently simultaneously. The earth was populated by a third of all the angels! They were assigned to utilize the physical properties of earth - to produce from the earth - to enhance its beauty. In other words to improve and finish, as it were, earth's creation.

And now a vital NEW TRUTH! What God had created was perfect in quality - but like unfinished raw furniture, the earth's creation was to be completed by the angels. Thus the angels were to participate in acts of creation! Actually this earth was the proving ground - even as God endowed it to be for man today - to qualify the angels to perform the same creative finishing of the planets of the entire endless Universe! And that has now become the transcendent potential of man!

It was imperative that the angels work together, in peaceful and harmonious unison. For this purpose God placed over them His GOVERNMENT - based on the spiritual Law of God. That law is a way of life - the way of LOVE - of outgoing love to God and concern for the welfare of others. It is the way of GIVING - of helping, serving, sharing - of kindness, consideration and mercy.

On the throne of God's government God had placed the supreme masterpiece of His creation - the super archangel Lucifer. This Lucifer, even as his angels, was endowed with an independent MIND - to think, reason, make choices and decisions. God's intention was to create within Lucifer and the angels, upon their decision, God's own holy and righteous character.

But Lucifer led his angels into rebellion. Instead of God's way of LOVE - of GIVING - they had turned to GETTING - to vanity, sin, corruption, perversion of mind! From creation to destruction.

Now to another point of NEW TRUTH! Haven't you wondered WHY Satan is still here, now subtlely swaying mankind into his ways of GETTING, seeking false values, and perversion of mind? Think on this! Think of it as God viewed it!

I have previously explained how ONLY GOD, of all living beings, possessed this holy and righteous character - only GOD could be positively relied on never to depart from His way of LOVE. But God also knew there were not enough of Him! He wanted millions - even billions - of personages endowed with His holy and righteous character! That is why God had purposed to REPRODUCE HIMSELF, through MAN!

So (Psalm 104:30) God in six days RENEWED THE FACE OF THE EARTH - restoring it from the wasteness and decay caused by sinning angels - preparing it to become the proving ground of MAN to develop in man God's righteous character, and prepare him for the same transcendent potential that had been that of the angels! Genesis 1, we have seen, records the six days of renewing the face of the earth, preparing it for MAN.

Come now to Genesis 1:25-26: And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us [not me] make man in our image, after our likeness [form and shape]... In other words, AFTER THE GOD KIND! for a very special relationship with God! But God formed man of the dust of the ground... (Gen.2:7) - not out of Spirit as angels had been formed.

Now CONSIDER CAREFULLY! The first man Adam, was given the opportunity to QUALIFY to replace the former Lucifer on the THRONE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD. But - note carefully this! - to qualify, Adam had to not only accept God's GOVERNMENT and way of life - it was imperative that he also HAD TO REJECT AND TURN FROM the way of Satan. He had to OVERCOME Satan and his way!

Let me remind the reader at this point that the first eleven chapters of Genesis are an exceedingly BRIEF synopsis of events of the first more than two thous and years of human life on earth - up to the time of Abraham. Details must be filled in either by what is obviously implied, or by records found elsewhere in the Bible. God fully explained to Adam and Eve His GOVERNMENT - His spiritual LAW and way of life - and that, upon Adam's right CHOICE, he could qualify, receive the Holy Spirit of God, begetting him as a SON OF GOD.

Also God explained to Adam and Eve the CONSEQUENCES of rejection and disobedience: This was symbolized by the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. For, warned God, in the day that thou eatest thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE (Gen. 2:17).

Then God allowed Adam and Eve to be tested by Satan. But Satan was subtle. He got to Adam through his wife Eve. Eve was deceived - but Adam was not. Eve took of the fruit of the forbidden tree and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat (Gen. 3:6). So,

Now [said God] lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life. and eat, and live for ever; Therefore the [Eternal] God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 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 [LEST he and his children go back and take of the tree symbolizing God's Holy Spirit] (Gen. 3:22-24).

In other words, when Adam deliberately took of the forbidden tree, to put it in modern twentieth century language, Adam said to God, God, my Maker, I reject you as my God, I REJECT your way of life. I REJECT your GOVERNMENT over me. I elect to continue in the way I choose, I want you to keep your nose out of my affairs. I reject you as the source of basic knowledge - I have taken to myself the determination of the knowledge of what is right and what is wrong.

And God replied, I have set clearly before you the way of truth. YOU HAVE DECIDED - therefore I SENTENCE You and the world that shall come from you to 6,000 years of being CUT OFF FROM ME. Go, form your own governments. Form your own religions. Produce your own knowledge, cut off from revealed truth, and devise your own system of disseminating such false knowledge. Live according to your own distorted sense of values. But during this 6,000 years I shall call into my service such as I shall choose, for the fulfillment of My PURPOSE.

Now WHY was it necessary to leave Satan on earth, free to sway and deceive all mankind for 6,000 years? There were TWO reasons:

1) Those God called to His service and to salvation during this 6,000 years were required, as had been Adam, to QUALIFY to reign in the GOVERNMENT OF GOD. And how? By rejecting and overcoming Satan and his way - as well as by voluntarily choosing GOD'S WAY!

2) God's GOVERNMENT requires that the throne never be vacated. The former Lucifer must remain until a successor both qualifies and also is inducted into the office.

And we might add a third reason. God ordained that 6,000 years of sinning human existence PROVE, for ALL TIME, that Satan's way can result only in evils, suffering, frustration, hopelessness, and death. God is allowing Satan to deceive and sway mankind for 6,000 years to PROVE this truth, not only to the human race, but to the other two-thirds of the angels.

During this 6,000 years there have been three epochs, as differentiated from the two worlds of the antediluvian world culminating with the Noachian Flood, and this present evil world, which shall culminate with Christ's coming to usher in the WORLD TOMORROW. These three epochs are 1) all the time from the Adamic creation of MAN to the Old Covenant made at Mount Sinai with Israel; 2) the epoch of the Old Testament Church (Congregation of Israel); 3) the Church of God of the New Testament. These will be discussed in chapter 9.

But it should be clear, at this point, what is the CAUSE of today's world evils. The presence of Satan, and his invisible, subtle, yet super-powerful sway (see chapter 11 on human nature) over mankind is the basic CAUSE. The WAY OF LIFE Satan has injected into human minds - the way of vanity, lust and greed - of jealousy and envy - of competition and strife - of rebellion and deceit - these things we generally term human nature are the direct and specific cause. And all humanity has suffered the affect!

Remember though, God had made an exception. He purposed to call those few HE would choose to do what He required. Some 1900 years went by. Apparently Adam's second son Abel, had been called, for Christ called him righteous Abel (Matt. 23:35). Enoch walked with God. Then God called Noah. He was perfect in his physical descent or generations, and also walked with God. God called him in order to save humans alive during the Flood.

God called Abraham to forsake the life of Babylon - to come out, as it were, from Satan's civilization - and turn to God's way. Abraham had not sought God - yet he was a rare exception, in that he obeyed without question or excuse. Four hundred and thirty years after Abraham, God called Moses. Moses had been prepared for his calling, having been reared as a prince in the palace of Pharaoh. But Moses, humanly, protested. He had never sought God or the commission to which God called him. He protested, saying in effect, Oh, I can't do it, Lord. I have an impediment of speech - I stutter. So then God told Moses He had appointed his brother Aaron to be his spokesman. God said to Moses, in effect, You WILL do what I command you! And thereupon, he did.

God had called Moses to lead the descendants of Abraham - by then numbering some two or three million - out of Egyptian slavery. To these children of Israel at Mount Sinai God made a proposition: If they would become HIS NATION, governed by His laws and statutes, He would make them the head-most nation on earth - with the tremendous national and temporal blessings (this life only) of becoming the most prosperous, most powerful, most peaceful nation on earth. The people agreed.

Thereupon God entered into a COVENANT with them - later called the Old Covenant, mediated by Moses. It was a marriage agreement, by which Israel agreed to obey her Husband (God), and God agreed to make them, on obedience, earth's number one nation. But Satan was still on earth, and busy. The Israelites turned to spiritual adultery, worse than a human harlot.

God called Jonah for a special mission to warn the city of Nineveh of impending destruction. Jonah tried to run away from God on a ship. But when God calls one for a special mission, God sees to it that the mission is performed! God called the prophet Isaiah. He protested he was a man of unclean lips. But God cleansed his lips. Then Isaiah answered, Here I am. Send me. God called the prophet Jeremiah. Indeed he was, like Jesus later, sanctified before he was born. Yet he held up his hands and protested, But I am too young. God said sternly, Thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee. Jeremiah went!

The apostle Paul, originally named Saul, burned up energy and zeal persecuting the Church of God. But God struck him down, brought him to his senses, and he then became one of the greatest of the men of God since Adam.

I myself certainly did not choose God. I chose the profession of advertising and journalism. At age 25 an angel, in an intensive dream to my wife of a few days, revealed that God was calling me to His service. I was merely embarrassed. Becoming a minister of Jesus Christ was the last thing I should have wanted to do. I don't know whether that dream had any meaning I said Why not tell it to the minister of the church on the corner - maybe he can tell you whether it means anything.

As Jonah, Paul and others had been allowed to go their own way for a while, this unusual dream was soon forgotten - for the time. One decade went by. Then God stirred me to the most intensive, almost day-and-night study and research of my life, resulting from dual challenges that struck at my vanity.

This intensive Bible study resulted in sweeping my mind clean of all previous religious assumptions, then opening my mind to the UNDERSTANDING of God's Word - bringing me to a real repentance - being CONQUERED by God and His Word in unconditional surrender - and in living FAITH turning over to Him a life I felt was worthless. I humbly gave It to Him, if He could use it. And like others He has conquered before me, He has used it these fifty-one years!

Back, now, to the thread of our story. In His due time, God sent forth His only begotten Son - the former Word who had been eternally with God. He was the Second Adam. Like the first Adam, He had not only to BELIEVE and OBEY God but also to reject and overcome Satan and his way!

Oh yes! He was TEMPTED in all points like the rest of us sinning mortals - only HE NEVER SINNED! Satan was still around. He was vehemently aroused at the appearing of this Second Adam. Jesus was the Messenger of the NEW Covenant, bearing the Message of that Covenant from God. That Message was His GOSPEL! Satan was determined to prevent that Message from being proclaimed! For it included the abolition of Satan from earth!

He tried to have the Christ-child killed as an infant. But God saved His Son Jesus! For some thirty years, Jesus had faced temptations from Satan, but had safely overcome! Then came the most severe temptation ever thrown at any man. Jesus had fasted forty days and forty nights without a morsel of food or a drop of water. But this fasting brought Him even closer to God His Father. Though physically weak, He was spiritually STRONG. The story of that temptation is revealed in the first eleven verses of Matthew 4.

It was the most titanic contest ever fought. Jesus was tempted as no man had ever been. Yet He resisted and overcame Satan, and remained faithful to GOD'S way! Satan's very effort to overthrow Jesus resulted in Jesus' qualification to replace him and restore the GOVERNMENT OF GOD. More, to establish the KINGDOM OF GOD, which is the FAMILY OF GOD, ruling with the GOVERNMENT OF GOD!

Jesus had been required to OVERCOME SATAN - to resist and defeat him, in order to QUALIFY to sit on the THRONE OF THE WHOLE EARTH! But what about those God has called, from Abel until now?

Notice something that seems to have escaped all churches, theological seminaries, and students of the Bible. Notice what Christ Himself said in Revelation 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. To him that overcomes - overcomes WHAT? Notice, overcomes even as I also overcame. What was Jesus required to overcome, to qualify to sit first now on His Father's throne; and next on His own throne - the throne of David in Jerusalem!

CONSIDER! Think on this! If Jesus was required to overcome Satan - the former Lucifer - who is still on the throne where God originally placed him - in order to QUALIFY to succeed the disqualified Lucifer on that throne - should we humans be required to do less, in that WE ALSO may sit on that throne with Christ.

Mark well this fact! What Jesus is quoted above as saying applies ONLY to those called BEFORE Christ's return in ALL POWER AND GLORY - to sit with Him When He sits on that throne!

I have said repeatedly, THE WORLD AS A WHOLE IS CUT OFF from all contact with God - for 6,000 years dating from Adam! Jesus said plainly, No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him (John 6:44). Unless CALLED - drawn - by God the Father, ALL HUMANITY IS TOTALLY CUT OFF FROM GOD. What then? Is there injustice with God? Are all others LOST? - condemned without a chance to the ultimate second death in the lake of fire?

Positively NO! I will show you that those NOT CALLED are simply NOT JUDGED. They are NOT lost - neither are they saved. What a tragedy that those professing Christianity have been themselves CUT-OFF from this TRUTH!

But first, notice what Jesus also said, recorded in Revelation 2:26-27: And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron... Those called and drawn by God must keep on overcoming Satan unto the end of this life! But they not only then shall sit with Christ in His throne - they shall, under Him, RULE over all nations. This shall be the fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy of 7:18.

God's Festivals Portray the Master Plan Being Worked Out Here Below

We now come to an eye-opening revelation indeed! God gave His annual Festivals, with their seven annual Holy Days (Sabbaths) to His Church - then called the Congregation of Israel - in the days of Moses!

They were intended to picture to the people of God, repeatedly every year, His Master Plan of redemption - leading to the incredible HUMAN POTENTIAL! These Festivals were ordained to be kept FOREVER! Jesus, the apostles, and the early Church of God, ALL OBSERVED THEM! But, so far as the author knows, only one Church continues to observe them today - the Worldwide Church of God! [after 1993 renamed Global Church of God] They reveal a startling TRUTH, otherwise obscured from human knowledge!

The human race began with Adam. But spiritual salvation and qualification for the transcendent HUMAN POTENTIAL begins with CHRIST. The physical human creation began with Adam but the SPIRITUAL CREATION begins with the Second Adam! It BEGINS with the forgiveness of sin - following real repentance - being conquered by God - and the living FAITH that believes what Christ says!

Therefore the first of these Festivals was the PASSOVER. It pictures to God's people annually the shed blood of Christ - the Lamb of God sacrificed to pay the PENALTY of sin we humans have brought on ourselves, in our stead.

Then followed the Festival of UNLEAVENED BREAD - seven days in which no leaven may be eaten, or found in the houses of God's people. Leaven puffs up - as does VANITY, the epitome of sin. This Festival lasts seven days, immediately following the Passover - with the first and last of the seven being annual Holy Days (holy convocations).

These first Festivals come in the spring - the fourteenth through the twenty-first days of the first month of God's SACRED year. They, with the Feast of FIRSTFRUITS (PENTECOST in the New Testament), fall in the spring - representing, as at Jerusalem, the FIRST or early GRAIN HARVEST. The Feast of Firstfruits (Pentecost) reminds God's people every year that they, prior to Christ's Second Coming, are merely the comparatively very small FIRST spiritual harvest - while all but the few God has called are CUT OFF from God and His spiritual salvation. The remaining four Festivals come during the autumnal harvest time - picturing the MAIN spiritual harvest. These occur at the time of the main harvest of foodstuffs, in the fall of the year.

The fourth Festival, a single Holy Day, is the Feast of TRUMPETS. It pictures the coming of Christ in supreme POWER and GLORY to rule all nations - and to open spiritual salvation to ALL THEN LIVING!

The fifth annual Festival is another single Holy Day - a FAST day. It is called in the Bible, the DAY OF ATONEMENT. It is observed by Judaism as Yom Kippur. This most solemn day pictures Christ's banishment of Satan, that humanity at last may be made AT ONE with God. Therefore it is called the day of AT-ONE-MENT or Atonement. A humanity CUT OFF from God cannot be AT ONE with Him - until Satan is removed, and ALL shall be called and drawn by God - IF they will - to spiritual salvation through Christ.

Five days later follows the Festival of TABERNACLES for seven days. This festival pictures the PRINCIPAL spiritual harvest - during the thous and years that Christ and those who have qualified, shall rule all nations. Satan will be banished - into the Biblically symbolic bottomless pit. Overcoming Satan naturally will no longer be a requirement. The first of these seven days is an annual Sabbath.

Then the next day following the Feast of Tabernacles is a one day Festival - also the seventh annual Sabbath. It pictures a resurrection to judgment of all previously uncalled by God - all who ever lived - billions who lived under Satan's way and died uncalled - neither then lost or saved spiritually. These billions will be resurrected MORTAL - as they were - flesh-and-blood humans. Then they shall look back on the 6,000 years of Satan's sway - of human wrongdoing, sin, and consequent suffering, anguish and death. Then for their first time, God shall call them. Satan will be banished forever! But they still shall have to make their own DECISIONS!

With the 6,000-year record of world evils swayed by Satan, and the 1,000-year record of humanity taught by Christ and immortal saints, they may look at the record - and compare. We may HOPE that virtually all, if not all, will yield themselves to God's call, and receive spiritual salvation and ETERNAL LIFE! But that is not yet all! There then (Revelation 20:13) shall follow a final resurrection of those who had been called to spiritual redemption during all 7,000 years, and who had rejected God's loving mercy, and rebelled, KNOWING the Truth! They will then be required to REALIZE FULLY what they have rejected and rebelled against. They shall all have died once - and now they shall die the second and final eternal DEATH, in the lake of fire - described in II Peter 3:7,10.

But their days of suffering shall be over as revealed in Malachi 4:1-3. They shall be left neither root nor branch - they shall be as ashes under the soles of the feet of those living. They shall be as though they had not been (Obadiah 16-17).

But of the saved immortals ...there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away (Rev.21:4).


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