Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Rev_19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
A:1 INTRODUCTION – THE ETERNAL PURPOSE, PURPOSED IN JESUS CHRIST
Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
The Topics and Concepts discussed in the Book of Revelation are Multitudinous unfolding from Eternity Past to Eternity Future. They include but are not limited to:
- The Rebellion of the serpent, (the devil – Satan, the dragon) is cast out of Heaven
- The War in Heaven – the dragon defeated
- The Deception/Persecution of Mankind by Satan
- The Persecution of Israel
- The Persecution of the Church
- The Reconciliation of Man to GOD
- The Restitution of the Paradise of GOD
- The Enmity between Good and Evil
- Destruction of the Devil, Evil, Hell and Death
- The serpent, dragon, the devil and Satan is cast out of Earth and into the Lake of Fire
- The Regeneration
- The Restoration
- The Refreshing
- The Kingdom of CHRIST on Earth
- The New Jerusalem
It also includes a Panoramic View of GOD’S >> Divine Plan << and its Counterpart >> GOD’S Grand Design. << The Book Encapsulates the History of Mankind which we have Delineated >> Historical Covenant Blessings and Judgments C12 << and the Future Destiny of Mankind, >> the Resurrection and Ascension, << and >> the Reign of Believers/Over-Comers on the Earth. <<
It Reveals Events in Their Fullness of Time Periods and Time Lines which are Designed as Covenants; Phases, Ages, Eventualities; Dispensations and/or Judgments and it is all Embodied, Purposed/Decreed in the Person of The Lord JESUS CHRIST. HE is Truly All in All.
Rom 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
1Co_15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1Co_15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Heb_2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
The following paragraph is written with GOD in View.
Isa_14:24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
A Purpose is that which HE sets before HIMSELF as an Object to be Reached or Accomplished; the End or Aim to which the View is Directed in any Plan, Measure or Exertion. It Encompasses the Intention and the Design. The Third Chapter of the Book of Ephesians (3:9 – 3:11 Specifically) refers to GOD’S Eternal Purpose which HE Purposed in CHRIST JESUS. In addition, the Book of Revelation make References to >> Church Doctrines << such as Predestination and Fore-ordination as well as Alluding to the >> Attributes << and >> Aspects of GOD << which we should always Keep in View because as Believers we are Empowered to Partake of GOD’S Divine Nature. This was the Joy that Strengthend JESUS CHRIST Enabling HIM to Prevail and Endure during HIS Crucible. HE kept in Sight the Joy that was Before HIM.
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Eph_1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
GOD’S Sanctified People – Born In HIS Image
GOD is Holy. HE Created a Perfect/Holy World and Populated it with Animals and then HE Crowned HIS Perfect and Good/Holy Creation with Man who HE made in HIS Own Image.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Man was Created a Creature above the Animals, above the Earth and made just a little lower than the Angels.
Heb 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?
Heb 2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
The First Covenant Phase
After Bestowing upon Man all that he could see and more, GOD Explained that Man could have the complete Enjoyment, Authority, and Possession of the Earth and its Bounty as long as he Adhered to the Covenant which contained the Provision that Man Must Remain Good; to Continue to be Perfect; to Remain Holy by Being Obedient. GOD gave Adam the Commandment that he was not to eat from the Fruit of the Forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil, Prefacing the Declaration with “You may Eat of all of the other Trees with the Injunction of the Exclusion of the Fruit from the Interdicted Tree and its Penalty.
Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: Gen_2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
But in >> Unbelief & Disobedience << Man Disbelieved and Disobeyed GOD, Lost Faith in HIM and instead Believed his Adversary (the serpent/devil/dragon/Satan). The devil deceived Mankind into seeking godhood just as he himself had attempted to do before he was cast out of Heaven.
The devil – Satan/the dragon wanted to Separate Mankind from GOD just as he was Separated from GOD and if possible to completely Destroy Mankind through Sin.
However, GOD, being Omnipotent and Possessing many other >> Holy Attributes << and >> Holy Aspects << Foresaw it all (as we understand it) and Purposed the destruction of the Adversary and Arch Enemy of Mankind while at the same time Bestowing Beneficent Grace on all of Mankind who are the Progeny of Adam, the First Man. GOD’S Purpose in CHRIST, as Revealed to Mankind thus far, is the Opportunity for each Individual to Choose for themselves >> Which Kingdom They Will Serve, << and which >> Ruler/Master << they will Serve. JESUS, in a discourse to Followers, stated we can not Serve two (2) Masters.
GOD, through JESUS CHRIST, removed the Curse placed on Mankind because of the Penalty of Sin which is Death and Damnation. The Choice is simple – JESUS CHRIST in HIS Kingdom of Light/GOD/Heaven and Eventually Reigning with HIM on Earth or the devil’s Kingdom of Ignorance & Darkness/the Cursed World and Eventually Suffer in Torment with him in the Lake of Fire. See – >> You Must Choose. <<
GOD’S >> Divine Plan << and its Counterpart >> the Grand Design << included a Savior – the Lord JESUS CHRIST. All of this was done before the Foundation of the World; before the very Beginning. The following Scriptures Hebrews 2:8 -Hebrews 2:14 is a short but Compelling Snapshot of the Plan of Salvation, Atonement, Redemption and Grace that is Purposed in JESUS CHRIST.
CHRIST who knew no Sin or Darkness came into the World of Death and Darkness to Bring us Light and Life.
Heb 2:8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
Heb 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Heb 2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.
Heb 2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
The entire Narrative of the Descent of Man may be viewed at: >> C2 – Your Soul Blog/Unbelief & Disobedience. <<
Each step we take in this World is either moving Towards GOD or moving Away from GOD. There are no Gray Scale Areas. That is of Man’s Invention or rather of the devil’s Suggestion. But the devil can only influence those who do not Abide in JESUS CHRIST under the Shelter of Grace. The deceiver can only Suggest, Man has to make his choice. As an Immortal Being the Steps you take now Govern your Final Deserved Eternal Destination according to GOD’S Holy Standards. HE will not settle for anything Less. GOD’S Standards are not the Standards of the World; your Religion; your Opinions; your Philosophy, your Family or your Church.
GOD knew the beginning as well as the end and did not Expect us to Know how to be Holy.
HE has given us Guides to HIS Standard of Perfection. The Guides are:
- the Life of CHRIST JESUS – A Demonstration
- the Indwelling of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT – Conversion & Regeneration
- the Holy Bible – A Spiritual Education.
- the Ten (10) Commandments – Spiritual Direction
To Become a Child of GOD a person must be Converted. A person Must undergo a Spiritual Conversion. They Must be >> Born Again<< which is through:
- Belief in JESUS CHRIST – Faith
- Spiritual Conversion & Regeneration – Born Again
- Receiving the Seed of GOD
- Spiritual Renewal through the Baptism & Power of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT which CHRIST Shed for HIS People on the Day of Pentecost over 2000 years ago.
The Plan of Salvation is the Only Way to stand before GOD without Judgment to Damnation during the Purification Process. It is the Only Way to be Saved (Salvation) from GOD’S Ultimate Wrath (the Second Death) that is to be Unleashed upon everyone except HIS own People. The entire Cosmos is going to be Purified like the Earth was in the days of Noah which was through the Operation of the Flood. However, it will be through a different Operation the next Time. CHRIST JESUS has been >> Preparing a People for GOD << as the Progenitor of a Spiritual Race of Man as was Projected before the Foundation of the World . To be One of HIS People/Children, you must abide by HIS Rules.
Mat_18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Act_3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
The People of GOD are HIS Children, “the Sons of GOD”.
Joh_1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
The Christology Series explains the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How a Believer/Disciple of CHRIST may Acquire the Eternal Blessed Life Full of Love, Joy, Fulfillment and Bliss with CHRIST and GOD –
beginning right Now if you Receive JESUS CHRIST as your Way and your Savior. You must Believe in HIM and Follow HIM. HE is the Only Way to Life, Love, Joy and GOD the FATHER.
Joh 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
Joh_14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh_6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
Joh 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
The Covenants of GOD
All of the Covenants of GOD Culminate in JESUS CHRIST, the Son of GOD. CHRIST JESUS is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending and the Apex of the Divine >> Covenants of GOD C12 << first mentioned in the Book of Genesis. See – >> The Revelation of JESUS CHRIST in the Covenants. << The Covenant is a Contract Created by GOD as an Unchangeable Divinely Imposed Legal Agreement, between GOD and HIS PEOPLE (& CHRIST), which Stipulate the Conditions of their >> Relationship. <<
The First Adam
When Adam and Eve Sinned (they who previously were only Cognizant of Good) their eyes were opened – Realization and Cognizance of Evil and they began to Perceive the following:
- They had been Deceived by the serpent/devil
- They had Created a Separation/Chasm between their Creator and themselves
- They had Disbelieved GOD
- They had Disobeyed GOD
- They had Distrusted GOD
- They had Lost Faith in GOD
- They broke the Covenant between their Creator and themselves
- Sin had Caused Spiritual Losses
- They had Lost Good and Gained Evil
- Having their eyes opened their Minds were truly Blinded
- They were no longer able to Partake of the Divine Nature of GOD
- They had Negated all Spiritual Fellowship with GOD
- They became the Servant/Slave of Sin and the devil
- They were Slaves to their Flesh (food, shelter, Carnality & Lusts)
- They were Following/Serving the devil and his Illusions/Delusions
- They had become an Enemy to GOD
- They were Traitors
- They were Enslaved to Sin
- They discovered Evil Emotions such as Guilt, Shame, Blame & Fear
- They had Displeased GOD
- They had Lost their Inheritance
The Enmity (Hatred) was put between the Kingdom of Light (Ruler – CHRIST) and the Kingdom of Darkness (Ruler – Satan – the devil) by GOD as told to the serpent who was an accomplice to the Carnal Deception Conspiracy in Genesis 3:1-7. The serpent received his Sentence after contributing to the Carnal Deception. The Carnal Deception is the cause of the Two Kingdoms on Earth with their respective >> Rulers << and the >> Two Divisions of Mankind. <<
To be a Child of GOD (Children of Light) you must Believe GOD, Believe in HIM, have Faith in HIM and Obey HIM which is the same thing as Loving HIM. See >> Relationship & Relativity << Without Faith, we can not please GOD. When a Person does not Obey GOD, it is the same thing as Hating HIM according to HIS Standards. To Love and Obey GOD is the most important of the Ten (10) Commandments.
Heb_11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
- Erroneous and False:
- Philosophies and
- False Religions of the World which are under the devil’s Ruler-ship and have sprung from his Lies, Illusions, Delusions and Deceptions.
- Luk 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
Rev_13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Rom_5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
Rom_8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
The Last Adam & Abundant Life For Believers
Joh_10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
1Co_15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
The Perfect Obedience of JESUS CHRIST
JESUS CHRIST, as previously mentioned, is the Spiritual Progenitor of Spiritual Mankind. As the “Last Adam” HE Fulfilled the Law by HIS >> Perfect Obedience to the Will of GOD, the FATHER << and under Obedience to the Law of Moses being made of a Woman, made under the Law and under subjection to the Law.
Through Adam all of his Progeny (Mankind) was born into Sin and Death and accordingly in Adam all die. But in CHRIST, who depended on HIS FATHER and not HIMSELF, all shall be made Alive in JESUS CHRIST with HIS Quickening Spirit (HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT) which HE Shed for Believers at Pentecost to be our Promise, our Hope and our Strength. Through JESUS CHRIST Mankind is Born Again into Abundant Life.
Gal_4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
1Co_15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Gal_3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Luk 4:2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
When CHRIST was beginning HIS Ministry the devil tried to Tempt HIM to “Turn to HIM” which is “Turning away from GOD”. He tried to deceive CHRIST into Worshiping him after Tempting CHRIST with the Riches, Power and other Deceitful things of the World which are under his Ruler-ship. The devil had Tempted Adam & Eve with the Abstract concept of godhood. After Adam & Eve yielded all that they had (including themselves and their Posterity in Bondage to the devil and Sin) the devil was able to lay claim to all that was theirs and could “Legally “offer it to CHRIST.
Luk 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
- Luk 4:3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
Luk 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
He next tried to sway CHRIST with Riches and Power (Lust) which HE would have needed if HE was seeking an Earthly Kingdom, but HIS Kingdom was not of the World but of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven.
Luk 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Luk 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
- Luk 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Lastly, at that Time of Temptation, the devil questioned the Son-ship of JESUS CHRIST which was akin to challenging HIS Nativity, HIS Authorship, & HIS Glory.
- Luk 4:9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
Luk 4:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
Luk 4:11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Luk 4:12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Luk 4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
As many times as Satan tried to Tempt CHRIST, HE did not enter into a Debate with him. HE merely Quoted the Appropriate and Applicable Scriptures; the quickest and most effective way to get the devil to Flee from you and maintain your grasp of GOD’S Reality. A Christian/Believer should always be prepared for Spiritual Warfare and always wear the Spiritual Armour of GOD.
Eph_6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Joh_8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.