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God’s Plan: The Overview

This study notes 12 of the many general trends happening now as we see them. Understanding the general trends lends insight to what’s ahead. But first, for context we start with where we are in the big picture, both in the natural & in the spiritual realms.

So where are we in God’s timetable? We are at the conclusion of the Age of Grace & Truth, also called the Age of Pentecost, the Age of the Church. In it’s place the new Millennium Kingdom Age of the Son is replacing what we have known & recognized. It is not that the existing age will be forever gone, but rather that it will be raised up into a higher level. It will be as a teen becomes an adult. This is because with each new age, there is a progression of God’s Plan. This trend will continue until His glory fills the entire earth. So let’s review His Plan.

We can summarize God’s Plan from Genesis to Revelation as:

  1.   1. To make a man in His image.
  2.   2. To have that man multiply upon the earth.
  3.   3. To rule creation through this “new-man” & his “multiplied-man”, all in God’s image.

 

Genesis begins with God creating the heavens & the earth.
Revelation ends with God creating a new heaven & a new earth.

“ Nevertheless we, according to His promise [found in Isaiah 65:17],look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”
2 Peter 3:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

With spiritual insight we see that the creation of the heavens & the earth in Genesis describes the first man Adam. He was formed of dust (earth), but received his life from the spirit, (heavens). He is a combination of the earth & heavens. But the spiritual realm of Adam is both darkness & light...two spirits. One is a seed within of light & truth, his connection with God, however slight that may be. The other is darkness, the carnal mind with its Satanic source. The heavens & earth also include the world systems of Adam.

This new heaven & earth is not a new planet & sky. It is a new system of dominion over creation. It represents a new man established throughout the planet. It represents a new-man system that rules over creation. It represents the reign of Adam being replaced with the reign of Christ. The one source of this new-man is the mind of Christ. It is a new covering in the spiritual realm in and through man...the covering of Christ. And the spiritual authority will be from the throne of the Father. That is where Christ the Head sits (Hebrews 8:1), and that is where we (His Body), are caught up to when we are in Christ.

“ To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne [rule in my authority], as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
Revelation 3:21 (NKJV)

As with the progression of God’s Plan, there is further Light. His general trend is to move from glory to glory, until His glory fills the earth. With each new age there is more of His presence. There is more truth revealed. And as the Light grows upon the earth, there is a convergence of the Light. Those who love the truth and are flowing with His plan start to shine more in His Life. As they shine they start to recognize each other. As they do, He knits them together. They have an immediate bond that goes beyond culture, age, gender, family, denominations, and religious groups of all types with their doctrines & traditions. This convergence of Light occurs as His Life grows in His people. The common bond of love for Christ is found among those who are hungry for truth. They love righteousness & hate iniquity. They are assembling together up into Christ. They are the true church of the firstborn.

This is how unity comes to the Body of Christ. It is the type of unity that Joshua & Caleb must have felt with each other. It is the love between Ruth & Naomi. It is the bond of Jonathan & David. This type of unity cannot be contrived, programmed, forced, or otherwise organized by man. This type of unity is not the goal; it is rather a wonderful by-product of a personal walk with the Lord; it is a natural flowing of love between those who walk in the Light of His Life.

“ But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
1 John 1:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

“ Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.”
Psalm 89:15 New International Version (NIV)

The First Part of God’s Plan

Now let’s see what has already happened in God’s Plan. First we’ll begin with Adam & Eve. They were not the man created (entirely) in the image of God. This point is fundamental to grasp before moving on. But doesn’t Genesis say that they were?

“ So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
Genesis 1:27 (NKJV)

This is how it appears at a surface reading, but the more accurate translation is found in Young’s Literal Translation as shown here:

“ And God PREPARETH the man in His image; in the image of God He PREPARED him, a male and a female He PREPARED them.”
Genesis 1:27 (YLT)

Here we see that God did not make Adam & Eve in His image, but that He PREPARED them in a way to bring forth that man in His image. And how did He prepare them? By splitting Adam into male & female. In that sense Adam was originally in His image, for in Him are found both male & female, (Galatians 3:28). The Word clearly states above that in that specific sense Adam was in the image of God. He prepared them however by causing the male & female to be separate. And why did God form them separately as male & female? It was so that they would reproduce in the earth realm and multiply upon the earth. This was all part of the preparation to bring forth the man in God’s image who would come from the female.

Right away God explains to Adam & Eve that this promised man in His image will not be formed of the earth but instead will some day be birthed through a woman. This promised child is called, “the seed of the woman”...the Promised Seed..a male child..a son. As more light comes forth, then there is more understanding of who this Promised Seed would be. Other titles that come along are “Messiah”, “Lamb of God”, “Light of the World”, “Deliverer”, “King”, “Priest”, “Prophet”, “Son of God”, “Son of Man”, “Christ”, and many other titles & descriptions as well.

And who is this Promised Seed, the one to be the first man in the full image of God?

“ The Son [Christ Jesus] is the radiance of God’s glory and THE EXACT REPRESENTATION of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”
Hebrews 1:3 (NIV)

“ For in Christ [Jesus] lives all the fullness of God in a human body.”
Colossians 2:9 New Living Translation (NLT)

These and other verses point out that the first man to be in His image is His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the first man to be resurrected, the completion of a man being made into the image of his Father.

So that fulfilled Part 1 of God’s Plan. A man has been made in the image of God.

Second Part of God’s Plan

But how does Christ Jesus multiply upon the earth so that Part 2 of His Plan can be completed? He does it by sending His Spirit as a seed of His Life into many of the people that have multiplied all over the earth. This has been going on for about 2,000 years. This is the fulfillment of the prophecy in Joel 2:28 that Peter quotes (shown next), on the day of the first Feast of Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus.

“ And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.”
Acts 2:17 (NKJV)

But even with His Spirit within, it is a long process for the shifting of our natures from Adam to Christ...from the carnal mind into the mind of Christ. Those who persevere however, overcome by grace through faith.

“ This [process of growth] will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.”
Ephesians 4:13 (NLT)

Once mature in Christ, these overcomers will be the ones to rule & reign with Christ in this next age. They are Christ the Body. This new Millennium Kingdom Age of the Son fully begins with the resurrection of these overcomers at the end of this current age. But the transition is already well underway. The tipping point has been reached in 2017, as pointed out in Lesson 12. The overcomers are entering into maturity in Christ. The first fruits of the Harvest of the ages is ripening. They are His inheritance. This ripe-fruit people are beginning to be seen in the field, (the world).

The second part of God’s Plan is pretty much wrapped up as His third part has already begun to unfold. We see evidence of entering further into the Age of Tabernacles, of fruit being gathered for the Father, of His Life starting to dwell in fuller measure within a people (a “multiplied-man”)...of the third part of God’s Plan.

The Third Part of God’s Plan

So now let’s review God’s Plan before moving on.

  1. 1. To make a man in His image. (This man is “Christ Jesus, the Head-man”.)
  2. 2. To have that man multiply upon the earth. (Now nearly completed.) They are called “Christ Jesus, His Generation”, (Body of the Head-man)”
  3. 3. To rule all creation through the men of 1 & 2 above. (Christ Head & Body.)

 

We are now seeing His people starting to rule in His authority. How is this seen? It is seen in a ruling with a rod of iron. That means firm and strong and unbending...in ruling in righteousness, which is doing the right thing no matter the cost. This is what it means to follow the Lamb wherever He goes. And where does He go?...to the cross. It is a path of Adam losing his life so that the higher life of Christ comes forth. It is rulership that will not wink at darkness. They cannot be bribed, intimidated, coerced, seduced, beguiled, bewitched, blackmailed, deceived, or otherwise led into mixture or compromise with Adam’s nature.

His Body is the male-child (born of the Virgin Church Bride), the son who is caught up to the throne, into the authority of Christ. That is why the Dragon cannot devour them. They have moved on upward from the lower realm of the Devil’s territory of dust & darkness.

“ She bore a male Child [son] who was TO RULE ALL NATIONS WITH A ROD OF IRON. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.”
Revelation 12:5 (NKJV)

It is the great & terrible day of the Lord. This day of the Lord is terrible for those found in Adam, but great & wonderful for those found in Christ. To those in Adam this is a day of gloom, for their deeds of darkness are being exposed by the increased light. They cannot hide any longer within the systems of Adam. They are losing control. They are being brought to accountability as tares that are being gathered to be destroyed.

What does it mean “to rule with a rod of iron”? That does not sound like the gentle Jesus as we were taught. But it is like the Jesus who is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. He is both. The time has come for His fierceness to be expressed to those of the Adam nature, as He did with the religious leaders in His Father’s House...as He has been doing within us against that same Adamic nature.

Let’s look at an example today of ruling with a rod of iron. A prime example of this spiritual event seen in the earth realm is through President Donald Trump. He is nicknamed “the wrecking ball” upon the corrupt, deceptive political systems of Washington, DC. At the same time President Trump is establishing new rules, new standards. His name is no coincidence. God is sending a new trumpet sound, a new message. The old will no longer be tolerated. The new has begun. This is no passing phase. In the card-game called “Bridge”, the winner who takes all declares it with the announcement of “Trump!” Whether it be Newsmax magazine, Fox News, conservative talk-show radio, or prophetic voices, they all speak of “the Trump effect”. President Trump’s boldness to state truth has encouraged others to join with him. In the bigger picture this is however just one example of the convergence of light. Political correctness is being replaced with truth as the Light ushers in and takes charge.

The third part of God’s Plan is God ruling creation through a people. This is now well under way. And the year 2017 is the year when it begins to become evident to all.

Convergence of Light

The meaning of “convergence” is a tendency to move toward one point as things move along. People who hear the same message are rallying together in all areas of life to do the right thing because they love the truth; because they hear the same message; because they hear the same calling; because in their spirits they sense that a new day is dawning. They are excited to be a part of it. They are making decisions & doing things according to Kingdom principles of life rather than based upon personal or financial gain.

As the Light grows, then understanding begins to flood forth. Just as when a light is turned on in a room you can see things as they are, so it is spiritually. The darkness is threatened by this convergence of Light because then their deeds become exposed. It is the time when the sleeping church is awaking to walk in righteousness. Lies are seen for what they are. Deceptions are not so subtle. Control through the mixture of light & darkness begins to fall apart. It is the time where the devil knows that his time is short. He is running out of places to hide. The Tobiahs are being revealed in the Temple & getting kicked out, (Nehemiah 13:8). And knowing his time is short, the devil is moving in fury. That is why we are seeing the hysteria against President Donald Trump. He is part of what God is doing. Our President is one example of a people who share a common destiny and are moving into it. They are given authority from above. As they take up the authority of Christ, the Light of His Life within shines brighter . They see each other and converge together. The Light then becomes brighter for all to see. Then others join in. The pace quickens.

That is what we are seeing now. President Donald Trump will not be impeached, nor assassinated. His power, influence, and favor is growing...for God has raised Him up for a purpose, and His purposes will not be thwarted. Like Esther, his life was groomed for such a time as this. Like Cyrus, His enemies are neutered. They are losing their grip and are starting to panic. Like David leading the way, a new Kingdom is arising. What we see in the natural is a sign of what is happening in the spirit.

Visions of the Convergence of Light

It is as my good friends (husband & wife) shared. They both had the same vision at the same time. Their vision triggered this writing. They saw these little spots of light appear here and there, like cows scattered over a pasture. Then the lights grew brighter. As they grew brighter they began to converge into brighter clusters of Light. This continued until the Light was fully joined in one intense Light for all to see. There was a separation of light and darkness. The word they each received at the same time was that “this is the time of the convergence of light”. It is the time for the separation of His sheep from the goats, the wheat from the tares, and those who love the lie (those found in Adam), from those who love the truth, (those found in Christ).

And this process will continue until His Kingdom is more readily seen upon the earth in and through a people. This is the New Jerusalem manifest upon the earth. This is the beginning of the new heavens and the new earth that Isaiah longed for. It is the society of His righteousness that Daniel cried out for. It is the city that Abraham journeyed for. His spirit is now beginning to be seen in that city of His people, the light on the side of a Stone Kingdom Mountain for all to see. How will His Kingdom be manifested? Let’s see.

Trends from the Convergence of Light

Here are just 12 of the many trends. There is of course overlap between them, for so much is happening at once, and the events are accelerating.

1. Polarization. People are either moving into more truth or more lies.

As we are growing in hunger for truth, we are increasing in the love of the truth. As we increase in the love of the truth, we hunger for more truth...more of Him. This is seen in how we prioritize our time; in what we spend our time reading, viewing, listening to, & doing. It is not religious. Every area moves into Light...relationships, lifestyles, diets, gardens, property, and so on. It is all fruitfulness of the Life of Christ to the Father. It is according to how His Spirit within us guides us into truth. He gives us understanding of the times to know what we are to do daily; what is happening spiritually (which is influencing the natural realm); therefore also to know the trends in His plan for what is about to happen as well. This is why many knew from as early as 2007 that God was going to raise up Donald Trump to be President.

“ ...Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”
John 18:37 (NLT)

“ When the Spirit of truth comes [and He has], he will guide you into all truth ...He will [even] tell you about the future.”
John 16:13 (NLT)

The Holy Spirit is a fountain, a spring of living water that is ever flowing. He is not a stagnant pool of truth. Therefore we are either moving along with Him day by day, or we are drifting in the other direction. See Hebrews 6:1 as one of the many places that encourages us to keep moving. And so now as the Light increases there is not only a convergence of light, but the darkness gathers together too. There is a flood of lies as well as a flood of light. This makes for a very obvious polarization. And as the Light increases this process speeds up. This is God’s work of separating the sheep from the goats...the wheat from the tares. It is the preparation for His reign of righteousness through a people upon the earth. It is death to those in the Adam nature, but life to those in Christ. The light is getting lighter and the dark is getting darker.

“ 10. and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12. that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 (NKJV)

This passage is not alone. It is a truth echoed from Isaiah 5:20-21 and the last 10 verses of the first chapter of Proverbs, among other places. This polarization makes clear that the flood of lies is flowing in the opposite direction as the river of life. All will be caught up into one or the other.

2. Fruitfulness.

What makes all this so significant for today is that we are in major transition from the Age of Pentecost to the Age of Tabernacles. We are entering into the full & final harvest of the fruit of His life in a people who are caught up to His throne; ruling the Adam nature with a rod of iron; walking in His authority. And so at this time all the middle ground is disappearing. At the time of harvest the fruit is seen. Each tree is identified by its fruit. The angels have begun the separation process of wheat from tares as the harvest of God’s people begins. And we are surprised by the fruit that we start to see in some who we had thought were more of the truth; and in others who we thought were less of the truth but are bearing the fruit of righteousness. The fruit is either of the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil (Adam’s way, death), or the Tree of Life (the way of Christ, life). We do not know them by their religious understanding, but by their fruit.

3. People are moving into either more understanding or into more confusion.

Those who are faithful & diligent with the Light that they have are being given more. This relates to gaining more insight & understanding into things both natural & spiritual. And this causes us to change our thoughts, words, and behavior...and all by His grace working through a walk of faith. We see that He is in control & we are rejoicing in this day of the Lord.

“‘Yes,’ the king replied, ‘and to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.”
Luke 19:26 (NLT)

This is the time of the unsealing of the Book...the time that Daniel longed to see. It is the time where knowledge greatly increases, and especially the knowledge of God’s Word.

4. People are growing in fear or trust.

As we grow in the Light we thank (and acknowledge Him), in ALL things. This is His will. This is part of being faithful with the little that we do see. For we know that He loves us and that He is orchestrating every detail of our lives to mature His nature within us. We are dwelling on the fine, good things in every situation, (see Philippians 4:8).

“5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In ALL your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

“ Be thankful in ALL circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)

5. People are becoming either more “Father-centered” or more self-centered.

He is our focus. We start finding ourselves praying to the Father, thanking the Father, crying out to the Father, for that is the heart of the Christ within. He is our identity for He is taking up residence within us.

“I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one.”
John 17:22 (NLT)

This means that we are not focused on a religious leader, writer, speaker, group, doctrine, or ritual, for direction, (although these things may confirm what the Spirit is teaching & leading in our lives). This means that we hear & obey from the Father above man. We can no longer be “fenced in” to a religious form. We no longer submit to peer pressure to conform. This is the time for change within & without. We see this as a general leading of knowing the right thing to do and wanting to do it. That is the core of loving righteousness. The religious systems of man won’t be needed in the Kingdom of the Son.

“But this is the new agreement I will make with the people of Israel, says the Lord: I will write my laws in their minds so that they will know what I want them to do without my even telling them, and these laws will be in their hearts so that they will want to obey them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people.”
Hebrews 8:10 The Living Bible (TLB)

For instance, if a group that we commonly have identified with does not believe in voting for local, state or federal officials, but the Father speaks to us to vote, then we vote. We do not make a big deal about it for we do not encourage strife. But we rule with a rod of iron and do what the Father speaks. Many groups teach not to vote. They include most Amish, Mennonites, wilderness community groups, and several other religious groups. I use this example because we know people who were led to vote in the last election who normally have not voted. And they were led to vote for Donald Trump for President. They are taking part & joining with what God is doing at this time. And we know that some of these normally would have voted for his opponent. Interestingly, some of these people are not “religious”, do not attend a religious group, and have little understanding of spiritual matters. But they have the fruit of His Spirit evident in their lives. We have heard from friends of this happening in their areas as well. We see what God is doing and want to be a part of it. We keep in mind that without faith it is impossible to please the Father, and that faith without works is dead faith.

6. The sleeping church is waking up.

With increasing Light comes greater discernment, increased sensitivity, heightened awareness.

“ Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.”
Isaiah 60:1 (NKJV)

We become more aware of the subtleties & deceitfulness of the carnal mind working in our thoughts, words, & actions. We more readily sort “true news” from “fake news”.

7. Less tolerance.

We tolerate less of the Adam nature within for we are seeing it for what it is more than ever. At the same time we are thrilled with the presence of the Lord. As for those of the Adam nature, they more openly express a disdain for those who are not with them. This is part of the polarization that is steadily increasing.

“ 11 And when that time comes, all doing wrong will do it more and more; the vile will become more vile; good men will be better; those who are holy will continue on in greater holiness.”
Revelation 22:11 (TLB)

8. His Love is increasing in His people.

With increased Light comes increased Love. The convergence of Light is a joining in depths of His Love with others who love the truth. Our identity is so anchored in Christ Jesus, that we greatly appreciate others who are moving in the Light of Christ as well. This common first love brings an immediate bond. It is not threatened by differences in doctrines, for as we mature, we accept that we are at different stages of growth, but thrilled to see others also moving toward maturity, from glory to glory. We are not easily offended, for we love our Lord, and love covers a multitude of faults.

“ Great peace have they which love thy law [Word]: and nothing shall offend them.”
Psalm 119:165 King James Version (KJV)

“ Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:8 (NLT)

This love for others in Christ stems from recognizing others of like-mind...the mind of Christ. We rejoice to find others who also rejoice whenever truth wins out. We excitedly share with each other what we see the Lord doing. We joyfully share books, studies, words, news, dreams, visions, insights, praise reports /prayer prompts with each other.

9. His people are being led to pray more.

In this convergence of His light, His people are being led to pray more as He leads. We are especially being led to pray more for those in authority.

“ 1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”
1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NLT)

10. There is a waking up to origins...a focus on roots.

Certainly there is an unsealing of the Truths in the Old Testament scriptures as never before. This includes The eight major Feast Days of the Lord, the patterns of the Tabernacle, the Temple, the Hebrew calendar, Hebrew alphabet and language. Some of us are being led to either learn Hebrew, or about it as we dig into God’s Word. Many are led to learn more about ancient & modern Israel. The increased light is causing the sleeping church to wake up & arise. She is becoming aware of truths that formerly escaped her when she was asleep in the confines of the religious systems of man.

For me, it came as a shock when His Spirit nudged me in the direction to learn the Hebrew language. It came from a hunger stirring within to get to the roots of meanings of the original words as written by the prophets. I thought, “But Lord, I am not good at learning languages!” He replied, “You climb every mountain just one step at a time.” And so I began as He led. As I plodded along it became exciting since it opened up new avenues of understanding the Word. Then this spring season I was just as suddenly directed to set aside the learning of the Hebrew language for now to focus elsewhere for a brief season. I expect to resume those studies as soon as winter sets in once again. Such is the flow in the Holy Spirit who cannot be set into a form! Meanwhile the Hebrew language has enabled us to get much wonderful new revelation. This includes from books that were given to us from different people; each of which is based on Hebrew background (though none require that in order to gain much from them). Some of these books are “Hebrew Word Pictures”, “The Bible Wheel”, and “The Book of Mysteries”, (by Jonathan Cahn). Only a few of us are being led to learn Hebrew in this convergence of light. It is but one expression of a strong drawing to the types & shadows of the Old Testament just as in the days of the first apostles. God is shedding light on the Word as never before. This is characteristic of a transition of the ages, for people are hungry to know what God is speaking, including through what has been spoken. The point is that a deepening of understanding in mind & spirit are part of what is knitting His people together as they move along into a convergence of His Light.

11.His people are following current events even when they never used to.

It is because the increased Light enables us to see His hand in the current events. It is a by-product of praying more, so that we can pray with understanding as well as in the Spirit. And all know that He is moving mightily to deliver a people & establish a new government. It is not the news that we are seeking so much as what He is speaking in the Spirit through what is happening in the natural.

See 1Timothy 2:1-4 once again, as given in item No. 9

We still don’t have a TV, and are not led to get one. But we are on the email list for www.whitehouse.gov, which provides a very timely synopsis of news direct from the source. We still are not led to get a newspaper, but we do receive Newsmax magazine. We have heard that others are led to hear a particular radio talk show on occasion for the same reason. Things are changing so rapidly we can only keep up with the high points.

12. We are doing things differently.

Garments are changing. We are being clothed in the robe of His righteousness. Routines & habits are changing. The Liberty of Christ is stirring within. And we are all excited about His Kingdom coming forth at this time with a convergence of the Light of Christ in His people. As those of the Light converge, it is as the dove released to fly into the field, (the world); it is as the 2nd goat returning from the wilderness to minister to a people as Jesus did; it is as Elijah’s cloud that begins to grow and rain upon a parched land. This is not a temporary reprieve from the drought of Adam’s reign. Watch to see this cloud of witnesses become a torrential rain of His Life spreading among the nations. And unlike a revival, this time there shall be no ebb! The new age of the Son has already begun!

“ Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

” And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away...”
Revelation 21:1 (KJV)

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Things are Not as We Were Taught - Part 2

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Introduction

Our last study brought truth by answering three questions regarding religious myths. This study picks up where the last one left off, starting with a fourth question. In review, we saw from the Word that there is only one archangel, Michael. And that Michael is another name for the Lord Jesus Christ. We also dealt with the deeply ingrained religious myth that "Lucifer" is a name of Satan. Instead, "Lucifer" is not a proper name at all, but a description of a man, (and those of that man, from that man, and found in that man). It is not a name or description of the Devil, but a description of the nature of Adam, who was first glorious but then fell.

Now we move along to explore several other common misconceptions. We'll iron the wrinkles out of them by using the Word.

4. Is Satan an Angel of Light?...or was he ever an Angel of Light?
No. He was a murderer from the beginning. He always hated the truth. And he was
a liar from the beginning.

Things are Not as We Were Taught - Part 1

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After mastering whole numbers in school, I thought that I had learned all about Math. Then along came negative numbers. It stretched my comfort zone. I had just learned to take that in stride, and then along came fractions (groan!)...then Algebra...then Geometry...then Trigonometry...then Calculus. Each step was a stretch, a much needed paradigm shift to prepare me for my calling to become an Engineer. By God's grace I kept moving on. And though my thinking kept getting pulled out of my comfort zone, there were many times in the journey where I was thrilled by the increased understanding. As I kept moving on with the changes (painful as it was at times), it brought sharper vision to my insight. And it opened a doorway to my destiny.

It is the same with our walk in spiritual growth in Christ. We go from the fullness of the harvest of Passover on to the greater fullness of the harvest of Pentecost. But there is more! Then some of us see that the fullest harvest of all is Tabernacles..corn, grapes, olives, figs, and everything! Those who don't hear the call to enter into Tabernacles (the Feast of Trumpets message), may tell us that it is not for today. They are dead wrong. The final harvest of this age is exactly what God is doing today! The harvest is ripe. Don't let anyone hold you back. Time is short. Your destiny is just ahead.

A Sobering Exhortation

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Years ago while visiting my younger brother in Hartford, Connecticut, I mentioned the dangerous condition of the highway. Then he relayed an alarming, true story. His friend had been driving to work early one day. As he began up the incline of a large bridge he noticed a car far ahead suddenly disappear. Soon after, the one behind it dropped out of sight too. He saw this as a warning flag and began to slow down as he tried to figure out what had happened. Then he realized that a central section of the bridge had fallen out! Slamming the brakes on as hard he could, his car stopped just short of the edge of disaster. Jumping out, he ran back, wildly waving his arms to warn the next driver...yelling, "Stop! The bridge is out!". When the next driver saw him, the driver gave him an obscene gesture with his hand, swerved around him, and accelerated...to his death.

Not everybody appreciates being warned, especially if it ruffles their smooth sailing, their way of thinking, and their perception of things being ok. And especially if heeding the warning means a drastic change in one's course. The prophets were persecuted and even killed for this reason. And now we are once again at a time when spiritual red flags are waving. And why? It is because we are in the transition into a new age. Old ways are passing away. We are crossing between the Church Age of Grace & Truth into the Millennial Age of His Kingdom. Things ahead will be very different. More of His Light is coming forth at this time. We are waking up to greater truth. We are starting to see alarming things & wondrous things. Things are not as we once thought. They are not as we were taught. We are starting to see that things already are very different!

What in the World is Happening?

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Have you noticed that things are crumbling? Things like the world economies, governments, and the global environment. The instability and crumbling is escalating. Why? What’s going on? This certainly is the time mentioned in Luke 21:25–28 when all over the earth men’s hearts grow fearful of what is to come. But in this same passage it is a time to look up for redemption is near.

The good news is that God is in control. God is tearing down ALL the governments of the world. He is doing this to make room for His government. We are at the conclusion of the age where those of the first Adam have had dominion of the earth. Adam was given dominion before he fell, and this dominion has not been taken away. The authority is however shifting to the last Adam, Jesus Christ. His government will continue to remain largely unnoticed for a short season. It is however being established in a people now. And it is growing and will never be replaced.

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