14) A New World Order

Noah 1056 AM – 2006 AM (later years contemporary with Abraham)

Key precept: An apocalypse – actual, threatened or perceived – creates a State of Fear positioning a peace-proclaiming politician to lead frightened humanity into a New World Order.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord...for I know whom I have believed[not some slick politician], and am persuaded that he [not some slick politician] is able to keep/guard that which I have committed unto him against that day. Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. (I Timothy 1:8-13)

While we have limited biblical or historical information about the days of Noah prior to the flood, we do have quite a bit of historical information about the earliest civilizations established in the days of Noah after the flood. But as would be expected after any catastrophe, humanity was intent on re-establishing the only world they knew – the pre-apocalypse civilization. Our own Western culture prides itself on the Re-naissance, the Re-birth, of ancient civilization with its gods after centuries of apocalyptic conditions during the Dark Ages. It is easy to see that the 15th century AD European Renaissance follows the same pattern as the 21st century BC Mesopotamian.

So we can learn a lot about the pre-flood civilization from its re-appearance in the post-flood world, even after millennia of rise and fall and rebuilding on the rubble of the fallen civilization. There is a remarkable pattern in each recurrence, a consistency in the elements of civilization, as should be expected since they are all led by the same mastermind intent on the same goal – the self destruction of humanity by humanity.

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15) A Nimrod by Any Name

Key precept: How hybrids and giants are produced after the flood.

Nimrod 1927 AM – 2142 AM (contemporary with Noah to Abraham)

Noah was a preacher for the 600 years he lived before the flood, and you can be sure he continued to preach during the 350 years he lived after the flood. There are even suggestions, from American legends, that he spread the gospel to the New World. Traveling in a boat, of course.

Tragically, as the earth repopulated, most people ignored Noah’s preaching and the evidence of God’s judgment. Remember, the days of the Son of man are like the days of Noah, and like the days of Lot, who, if you do the math in Genesis 11, you will see was contemporaneous with Noah. If we want to fully understand what the end times are like, we should determine what ungodly conditions were present in both the pre- and post-flood days of Noah.

For starters, there were giants.

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16) The Order of Melchizedek

(Same time frame as long-lived Noah through Nimrod to Abraham)

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high GodAnd he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.” (Gen 14:18-20)

Now put this passage in the proper historical socio-politico-religious context we learned in the post on Nimrod.

Anu [corresponds to YHVH] and Bel [Lord, corresponds to YHVH’s Son to whom was given dominion over the earth] called by name me, Hammurabi, [Ham – abi, Ham is my (fore)father), the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land…”

Now re-read the biblical statement, with appropriate emphasis.

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.” (Gen 14:18)

Not Nimrod-Hammurabi, but Melchizedek “was the priest of the most high God.” Nimrod is the fake, the Anti- Christ / Anointed One. Melchizedek is the real Anointed One. At the time that Nimrod was building Babylon as the religious and political capitol of the world and corralling as many of the nations fleeing to the four corners of the habitable world as he could in a desperate bid to realize his dream of being King of the World, Melchizedek was holding the fort in Jerusalem.

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17) Father Abraham

Abraham 1980 AM – 2155 AM

Key precept: The meaning of “Father of a nation.”

Part of the problem with understanding the Bible, I’m sorry to say, is that the church experience typically isolates Old Testament “Bible stories” in Sunday School – “Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden”, ‘Noah and the Ark”, “The Tower of Babel”, ‘Sodom and Gomorrah”, “Abraham Offers Isaac”, and so on. If we take everything recorded in the Bible as a coherent whole story we will understand so much more of God’s entire message to us.

Apparently I need to work through the parts of Genesis chapters 10-11 we generally skip over because of awkwardly pronounced names and the lack of an interesting narrative. It is a valuable database bridging the “stories” from Noah to Abraham. The record appears to jump randomly from one topic to another, but only if we fail to connect them with the over-riding theme of the Bible – the battle between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent to win total control of the kingdom of heaven and earth. Then the scattered puzzle pieces fit into place and we see the big picture.

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18) The Promised Land

Moses ~1571 BC – 1421 BC, born after all the patriarchs had died. Like Noah who was born after Adam died, had to rely on faith by hearing, before seeing for himself.

Key Precept: A plot of land for Heaven’s embassy on earth was granted by the owner of the whole earth to the nation appointed to be the ambassador to all the other nations.

As this study reaches the point at which the nation of Israel comes into existence, don’t abandon the foundational theme, plots and definitions already established. If we maintain the same consistency with the Bible as with any other work of literature, we will avoid the all-too-common practice of lifting passages out of context to make the text say the exact opposite of what the entire message actually is.

Why would anyone do that? To benefit one person or group at the expense of others. This is a common strategy among:

  • family, friends and co-workers to damage others’ reputations in order to gather supporters during conflicts of interest,
  • politicians to smear their opponents during an election campaign,
  • military tacticians using propaganda to minimize opposition,
  • historians and educators re-writing history to strengthen grassroots support of a changing paradigm,
  • and of course, religious leaders setting themselves up as the source of truth in order to gather a following.

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19) For God So Loved the World

Key precept: Its always been about redeeming the whole world back from the Serpent.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son. That whosoever believeth on him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.”(John 3:16-17)

If you spent any time in church you must recognize this verse. The classic retort by people determined to keep God out of their lives is to deny that God loves us. The proof? The presence of preventable evil causing pain and suffering in the world.

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20) War Is Declared

Precept: Moses is the standard for all succeeding prophets / preachers until the coming of Messiah.

“And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.” (Deuteronomy 34:10).

The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken.” (Deuteronomy 18:15)

His message? Serve to gain eternal life or gods to your destruction.

Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations…Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.” (Deu 29:18; 28:48)

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