5) King’s Dominion

Precept: God put mankind in charge of creation.

Steppingstone on the path to eternal life: Apply the logic that only the higher dimension of eternal can overcome the fourth dimension of time / death.

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion…over all the earth…So God created man…and it was so…And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:26-30)

Sixth Day and Night – Death & Time

And this is usually where we wrap up the account of creation. In actuality, this is where the story begins. The extended calendar is a concise outline of the biblical account of human history, described in detail in the rest of the posts in this blog.

Evening

Now the serpent…said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent…of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it…And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 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. 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. And the eyes of them both were opened…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 / separated themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.” (Genesis 3:1-8)

Night: This is when time, as mortal humans understand and experience it, begins. All creation was subjected to corruption and death following the leader’s disconnection from the Creator-Sustainer’s authority, therefore power.

The Hindu religion, which preserves the most comprehensive and oldest accounts of the activities of the gods from this time period, confirms this. In Hinduism…Kala means both time and death. From a spiritual perspective time exists when we are in a state of duality but disappears when we enter in the state of unity “with God.

 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself….Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?…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.” (Genesis 3:9-19)

the creature was made subject to vanity…” (Romans 8:19)

Seventh Day Beginning in the Evening

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host [army] of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.” (Genesis 2:1-2).

Wait, what? If God rested right after death was instituted on all Creation, who was carrying on the work?

Screeeeech. Back up.

Sixth Morning After the Night

Who else? The Adams and their human offspring!

“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:20-21)

“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.” (I Corinthians 15:54)

Can we catch a glimpse of the abstract concept expressed through the physical image? Adam and Eve “put on immortality” when they were covered in the life-containing blood of the pelts from the freshly skinned animals. The only way this could happen was for the death of another to substitute for theirs.

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you…to make an atonement for your souls.” (Leviticus 17:11)

God forgave and atoned for the Adams’ transgression of the law, redeemed them from the Serpent’s control and restored his relationship with access to his power.

Adam was still God’s King of Righteousness. 

Interestingly, according to the Sumerian accounts, Enlil / Adam / the first human Son of God is portrayed as being most active after Adam had died, in Noah’s time, ~2,500 BC. This is because, as with all founding prophets of all religions, his memory and teachings would have been carried on by a succession of heirs, a priestly order carrying out Enlil’s responsibilities.  Adam was the first priest-king in the order / appointed succession of MelchisedecMore on this in the post The Order of Melchizedek. 

And this is where the history of mankind really takes off. Remember, God gave dominion to mankind.  God doesn’t go back on his word.

“…one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him?…Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet….But now we see not yet all things [just some things] put under him.(Hebrews 2:8-10)

Humans are not passive subjects in God’s kingdom. We are active players.

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The world is won back from the enemy by humans fighting for what is ours under the direction of our king. It really helps to have some vision of ancient warfare here, when kings led their massed troops out to battle.

Our weapon? What else? The most powerful force in the world.

“...the sword of the Spirit…is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:17)

“For the word of God is quick [in both meanings of alive and fast-moving as in physics string theory], and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword…” (Hebrews 4:12)

How utterly stupefying that there are people who consider themselves the superior educated elite who scorn the biblical version that God turned creation over to mankind

37086-1920x1200 in preference to a world view that says that the gods created humans as their slaves!

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Sumer, the ‘land of civilized kings’, flourished in Mesopotamia, now modern-day Iraq, around 4500 BC. [pre-flood]. Sumerians created an advanced civilization with its own system of elaborate language and writing, architecture and arts, astronomy and mathematics. Their religious system was a complex one comprised of hundreds of gods. According to the ancient texts, each Sumerian city was guarded by its own god; and while humans and gods used to live together, the humans were servants to the gods.

When the gods like men
Bore the work and suffered the toll
The toil of the gods was great,
The work was heavy, the distress was much.

According to the Sumerian legend, the Creator God Anu agreed that the gods’ labour was too great and gave permission to Enki / Ea [Lucifer] to make inferior beings as worker drones.

The claim that the gods, AKA stars, formed humans absolutely opposes the Hebrew scriptures which clearly did not plagiarize the Sumerian on this key point.

Interesting that the scientific model of creation parallels the Sumerian.

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As you read the Sumerian account can you catch the parallels to the biblical account of YHVH’s Savior, the Son of God, dying to permanently bind man to God, to make a family of equals?

You have slaughtered a god together
With his personality [soul]

In the clay, god and man
Shall be bound,
To a unity brought together;
So that to the end of days
The Flesh and the Soul
Which in a god have ripened –
That soul in a blood-kinship be bound.

Bible believers know that first Anu / Ani / I Am / YHVH then humans themselves, not Enki, are the true begetters of mankind, and that humans are assigned dominion over all creation while the celestial beings were assigned to be our servants.

  • “Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
    • For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee?
  • And again, I will be to him [Adam] a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten [Adam] into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
    • And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
  • 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…
    • But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? (Hebrews 1:4-14)

God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:” (Hebrews 6:17)

These are the secrets of this oath, and by it were they confirmed.

  • Heaven was suspended by it before the world was made, for ever.
  • By it has the earth been founded upon the flood; while from the concealed parts of the hills the agitated waters proceed forth from the creation to the end of the world.
  • By this oath the sea has been formed, and the foundation of it. During the period of its fury he has established the sand against it, which continues unchanged for ever; and
  • by this oath the abyss has been made strong; nor is it removable from its station for ever and ever.
  • By this oath the sun and moon complete their progress, never swerving from the command given to them for ever and ever.
  • By this oath the stars complete their progress; And when their names are called, they return an answer, for ever and ever. Thus in the heavens take place the blowings of the winds: all of them have breathings, and effect a complete combination of breathings. There the treasures of thunder are kept, and the splendour of the lightning. There are kept the treasures of hail and of frost, the treasures of snow, the treasures of rain and of dew.
  • All these confess and laud before the Lord of spirits. They glorify with all their power of praise; and he sustains them in all that act of thanksgiving; while they laud, glorify, and exalt the name of the Lord of spirits for ever and ever.
  • And with them he establishes this oath, by which they and their paths are preserved; nor does their progress perish. Great was their joy. They blessed, glorified, and exalted, BECAUSE THE NAME OF THE SON OF MAN WAS REVEALED TO THEM.  (Enoch 68:23-38)

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world…Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD / YHVH, my strength, and MY REDEEMER.” (Psalm 19)

Do you see why creation is a prime target for the enemy? It testifies of God’s great love for humanity. How tragic, but how utterly predictable, that the majority of people believe the deceiver’s twisted portrayal of God as a tyrant.

We know that the Sumerian version isn’t accurate, but I believe we can still catch a glimpse of the truth about mankind’s creation and inheritance in the Sumerian documents. Again, look closely at the characteristics and attributes of the individual to discern his true identity.

Enlil was the son of Anu / Ani / YHVH who was given dominion over the earth. This corresponds to the biblical Adam who was originally immortal, so classified along with the other immortals as a god. Enlil is considered Enki’s half brother because they have the same father parent but made differently.

The Sumerian account is a reflection of Enki’s / Lucifer’s rivalry with humans. As explained in detail in a later post, Lucifer’s insistence that he will be like the Most High is a challenge to replace humans as God’s designated drivers of the earth.  A lot of mythology suddenly makes sense if you keep this in mind.

And here’s where the action ramps up. In Sumerian religion Enlil formed a triad which governed the heavens, earth, and underworld. As you read about Enlil’s interactions with Enki / Satan you may need to houseclean your Sunday School memories of the Adams just wandering around the garden having a picnic. No, that was the Israelites in the desert and that was a punishment, not a blessed way of life.

As part of his delegated responsibilities Enlil was the keeper of the Tablets of Destiny (or Tablet of Destinies) which contained the fates of gods and humanity. The Tablets of Destiny were considered an unstoppable force whose decisions could not be questioned.

Hmm. That sounds familiar.

“I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.” (Daniel 7:9-10)

And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:11-13)

If we examine the following account in light of the Bible this sounds like the biblical plan of eternal salvation to me. Could these tablets be Adam’s memoires of life with God before the fall, capturing his exclusive interviews with God? Why would we assume that Moses or Job were the first to think, “Hey, people ought to know about this, let’s write this down.”

Now, my son Mathusala, all these things I speak unto thee, and write for thee. To thee I have revealed all, and have given thee books of everything. Preserve, my son Mathusala, the books written by thy father; that thou mayest transmit them to future generations. Wisdom have I given to thee, to thy children, and thy posterity, that they may transmit to their children, for generations for ever, this wisdom in their thoughts; and that those who comprehend it may not slumber, but hear with their ears; that they may learn this wisdom, and be deemed worthy of eating this wholesome food. (Enoch 81)

phaistos-disc-570Do you seriously think that the pagans documented their belief system and the worshippers of YHVH did not, or that Sumerian pagan tablets could survive the flood and God’s written word not? Oh, it was certainly contested and stolen and destroyed whenever possible, but it didn’t pass away.

Sumerian texts record that with the arrival of the Sons of Annu in the Valley between the two rivers, the very first object that was brought with them were two or more tablets of a shiny bronze like appearance that held immense power and knowledge. These tablets were fought over, lost, hidden and stolen many times… From the earliest of recorded text the Tablets of Destiny were involved in the wars and conflicts of the Annu. With the possession of the Tablets of Destiny your military prowess was increased, and this fact often brought victory to the holder.

That sounds familiar.

“At that time the LORD said unto me [Moses], Hew thee two tables of stone…and make thee an ark of wood. And I will write on the tables…and thou shalt put them in the ark…And he wrote on the tables…the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me. And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me. (Deuteronomy 10:1-5)

“Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.” (Joshua 6:1-6)

“And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines…

  • the elders of Israel said...Let us fetch the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of Shiloh unto us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies…And when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.
  • And when the Philistines…understood that the ark of the LORD was come into the camp…the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore. Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness. Be strong and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight. And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen. And the ark of God was taken…
  • And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod…into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD.
  • And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon’s house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day.
  • But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof. They sent therefore and …carried the ark of the God of Israel about thither. And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction…
  • So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there…and the cry of the city went up to heaven.” (I Samuel 4:2-11,5:1-12)

In all of human history there has been only two sets of tablets that empower the fate of man. The tablets of the Ten Commandments and the Tablets of Destiny. Could it be that the Tablets of Destiny are the real power behind the Tablets that Moses returns with from Mount Sinai?

The tablets though were not from the valley of Sumer, and may not have originated from earth, but they have always been a part of the earth and mankind. What do they look like? In the Sumerian creation tablets…“Marduk took the tablets of Destiny…and sealed it and place it on his breast”.  So the Tablets of Destiny are on the breast of Marduk.

highpriestFrom the ancient image of Marduk the Tablets of Destiny are clearly seen placed around his neck on his breast. His heavily designed overcoat and hat shows the motifs of the Tablets of Destiny. All this points to the fact that having ownership of the Tablets gives the owner a position of considerable power and importance.

In the context of rival religious systems, the Tablets of Destiny are the equivalent of the Israelite High Priest’s breastplate of judgment.

And thou shalt make the breastplate of judgment with cunning work; after the work of the ephod thou shalt make it; of gold, of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine twined linen, shalt thou make it…And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod. And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually. And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.” (Exodus 28: 15-30)

From a biblical perspective the Sumerians highjacked the true religion. The reason it appears that Moses plagiarized the earlier documents of the Sumerians is because the true believers were almost all wiped out and it took time and an act of God to build up a big enough community to re-establish the ancient way of life centered on YHVH.

The ancient city of Nippur is reputed to have been designed and construction supervised by Enlil / Adam himself. It makes sense that Adam, like David and the kings after him, established a theocratic center of government and worship of YHVH / Ani / Anu, but it also makes sense that this would have been in Jerusalem. I suggest that Adam’s memory, and especially his teachings on YHVH, were kept alive at God’s sacred city of Jerusalem, so were necessarily perverted at an alternative site. The city of Nippur was likely the first of the rival theocratic centers with which we are more familiar such as Babylon, Rome and Constantinople.

achrity004p1Like its successors, Nippur was considered capable of conferring the kingship on monarchs from other city-states. It was distinctively a sacred city, important from the possession of the famous shrine of Enlil. As Enlil, Adam was acknowledged to be the ruler of the cosmos, subordinate to no other god but Anu, who was often invoked with him in inscriptions.

We should not be surprised to find that at this early stage of history, Enlil’s / Adam’s extraordinary status as the first human son of God caused him to be respected, feared, and even worshipped in the distorted belief that at his death he resumed his godhood. After all, the fundamental promise made by YVHV / Anu to humans was that the curse of mortality / death would be reversed in some mystical way when the Seed of the Woman crushed the Seed of the Serpent. Based on ancient religious beliefs to this effect, it is logical to conclude that a teaching arose this early in history that Adam’s, and all his sons’, godhood was restored at his death.

As time went on the pure worship of YHVH flickered dangerously into oblivion. Spectacular struggles against the enemy are recorded in our history, such as the utter vandalism of God’s creation, resulting in yet another world-wide catastrophe.

“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.” (Genesis 6:12-13)

Although Nippur was especially prone to devastation by flooding or fire, settlement persisted at the same spot. Interestingly, one early archeological stratum is marked by painted pottery of good make, but this people gave way in time to another, markedly inferior. This can be explained as the city being rebuilt and inhabited by impoverished pioneers after Noah’s flood. Enki, who did not belong to the original pantheon of Nippur, assumed control of the city of Nippur and its religious authority over the other Mesopotamian cities.

Shortly after humanity begins recovering from the flood, they again submit to the Adversary’s leadership, Eber / Heber and his successor Abraham the Heb(e)rew being striking exceptions. As nations form after the tower catastrophe, God appoints one group of Abraham’s descendants, the nation of Israel, to be his ambassador nation to the other nations.

“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: 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.” (Exodus 19:5-6)

“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. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire.” (Malachi 3:1-2)

Day Eight – the real Star Wars resistance against the evil empire.

Oh, there’s more? Days 8-10 are not listed in Genesis because they hadn’t happened yet. We infer them from later references to night and day.

jesus-crucifixion1Evening: The Second Adam / Son of God redeems humanity and all creation from death.  The gospel / good news of salvation has always been the same – we can restore a relationship with God and win the battle against spiritual and physical death by substituting another death for ours through faith in his Promised Savior.

“And the LORD God said unto the serpent…I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise [crush] thy head, and thou shalt bruise [bloody] his heel. (Genesis 3:15)

“And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John…this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee…And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matthew 11:7-12)

“…behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed…for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:5-10)

Redeemed humans are empowered to take dominion over the earth, whose real treasure is not gold and lands but human souls.

“All power is given unto me in heaven and and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations.(Matthew 28:18-19)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.” (II Corinthians 5:17-20)

Night: Apostasy by the people of God once again allows darkness to overshadow the world. According to scripture, this is our current era. We are currently in the night.

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk [live our lives] honestly, as in the day...” (Romans 13:12-13)

“”But ye, brethren, are not in darkness…Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober…Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [apostasy] first…And then shall that Wicked be revealed…

Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.” (I Thessalonians 5:4-6, II Thessalonians 2:2-15)

“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the [God’s] people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee [Israel]. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.” (Isaiah 60:3)

Morning: Just when it seems that all hope is gone and no flesh will be saved alive, the Son of God Lord of Heaven and Earth appears suddenly in a blinding flash of light from heaven that makes an atom bomb pale by comparison.

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“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Malachi 4:1-3)

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump [releasing great ultrasonic power as at Jericho]: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible [the ultimate healing in his wings], and we shall be changed. (I Corinthians 15:51-52)

“And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 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.” (Revelation 20:1-3)

Day Nine – Restoration of a post-apocalyptic world

Evening:

“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 YHVH’s Savior, 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 God’s Anointed / Christ a thousand years…they shall be priests of God and of Christ…” (Revelation 20:4-6)

Night:

“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 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. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city…” (Revelation 20:7-9)

But [!] the day of the Lord WILL COME [!] as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” (II Peter 3:10)

Morning: Judgment Day. Surely Hitler got his attitude from his father Satan. “Capitulate? Never. We can go down, perhaps, but we’ll take a world with us.” 

“…and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 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. And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works….And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:10-15)

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Day Ten – New Heaven and New Earth

Evening: that lasts forever and ever, unlike that first tragic evening in human history when God’s children ran from him.

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away… He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.(Revelation 21:1,7)

“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: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.” (Revelation 22:3-5) 

This is just an outline of the entire blog, so don’t get overwhelmed by too many new ideas which can’t be proven and logically connected one to another in this short space.  For now, let’s return to studying Genesis chapter 1.

To summarize what we’ve learned so far:

The God of the Bible created the universe and everything in it, so it belongs to him.  He chose to delegate dominion – protection, administration, oversight, responsibility, caretaking – to humans.  In order for humans to be successful at this enormous job, we have to be “right-eous”, which is just a way of saying that we’re “doing it right.”  Obviously doing something wrong will result in dysfunction and destruction

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