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John 1:5
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.


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Revelations means to reveal... Here you will find the mysteries and the wisdom of God that have been sealed for over 6,000 years...

"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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And the 2300 evenings and mornings of Daniel




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


Are Homosexuals born that way? ....... Interracial Marriage




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


For The Evolutionist


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


Easter


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


Christmas


Should You Celebrate Birthdays


Halloween


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



Sex


God's Great Sex Law


Abortion


Makeup


Are Homosexuals Born That Way


Interracial Marriages


Why Marriage


Polygamy


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


Choose


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



Software


Theophilos


ESword



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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