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Title: Basic Bible Teaching Lesson 10


1
Basic
Bible
Teaching
Lesson 10
2
Topic Outline
  • Recap Last Weeks Lesson
  • Further Explanation (rising from Q/A session)
  • Return 10 New Earth
  • Application to Us
  • NGF Change in Viewpoint
  • 10 Lesson Summary Chart
  • Gods Selection of Faithful People

3
Recap Return as King
Kingdom to last forever
brings peace
King of kings
rules with iron rod
Jesus shares throne
in Jerusalem
on Davids throne
Drawing by Richard Hook
over all the world
4
Further Explanations to last weeks Q/A
  • What do you have to say about Hal Linseys book
    The Late Great Planet Earth? Short answer I
    agreed with the first 70 pages, and then he and I
    went in very different directions. For my
    viewpoint, see 3 handouts Suggested Sequence of
    Events In and Around Christs Coming , The
    Inevitable Ultimate Middle East Conflict and
    What Will We Do in the Kingdom?
  • Explain 2Thes 23-6 the man of sin
    (lawlessness)…
  • Explain the mark of the beast 666 (Rev
    1316-18)
  • Explain Col 115-19 for in him Jesus all
    things were created in heaven and on earth
  • How was the selection of the inspired books
    and letters of the New Testament done, and by
    whom? Why dont other gospels of that first
    century get considered as Scripture? discuss
    handout paper by Norm Zilmer.

5
A Jesus-centered Viewpoint
Commentary on the Sequence
6
A Jesus-centered Viewpoint
7
Empowered
7
Start
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10. New Earth
Earth -1
  • new heavens earth in which righteousness dwells
    (2Pet 311-13, Is 6517-19, Rev 211-5)
  • fulfillment of thy will be done on earth (Matt
    610, Is 119,6211-12, Rev 15-7,59-10,2122-27)
  • renewed earth in every way (Is 22-4,6520-25,
    Zech 83-8, Ezek 3724-28, Rev 221-5)
  • Christs reign ends with Death destroyed and the
    Kingdom delivered to God (1Cor 1524-28)

9
2Peter 311-13
Earth -2
11 Since all these things are thus to be
dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be
in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting
for and hastening the coming of the day of God,
because of which the heavens will be kindled and
dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire!
13 But according to his promise we wait for new
heavens and a new earth in which righteousness
dwells.
Points
  • new heavens and a new earth a completely new
    world order, to be set up and administered by
    Jesus and his co-rulers
  • in which righteousness dwells the result of
    being led and controlled by righteous people
    there will be opposition however
  • Wickedness of men in Noahs day was destroyed by
    water (v.5) wickedness of men in the last days
    will be destroyed by fire (v.7)

10
Isaiah 6517-19
Earth -3
17 "For behold, I create new heavens and a new
earth and the former things shall not be
remembered or come into mind. 18 But be glad and
rejoice for ever in that which I create for
behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her
people a joy. 19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and
be glad in my people no more shall be heard in
it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.
Points
  • This passage is the OT background to 2Pet 313
    the parallel idea to I create new heavens and a
    new earth is I create Jerusalem a rejoicing
    what God will do through Jesus Christ when he
    comes back to set up his Kingdom, with Jerusalem
    as its center.
  • The rejoicing is the result of no
    more…weeping…cry of distress what Jerusalem
    experienced by being trodden down
    attacked/taken by the Gentiles (Luke 2124,
    Rev 112, Zech 142)

11
Revelation 211-5
Earth 4a
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth for
the first heaven and the first earth had passed
away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the
holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of
heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for
her husband 3 and I heard a loud voice from the
throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is
with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall
be his people, and God himself will be with them
4 he will wipe away every tear from their eyes,
and death shall be no more, neither shall there
be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the
former things have passed away." 5 And he who sat
upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things
new." … "Write this, for these words are
trustworthy and true."
Points
  • new Jerusalem is the centerpiece of the new
    order established by the Lamb of God (Jesus)
    notice it comes down out of heaven from God to
    the earth and the dwelling of God is with men

12
Revelation 211-5
Earth 4b
Points
  • But the city is not literal walls, gates,
    streets, but the Bride, the wife of the Lamb
    it is composed of the faithful, built on the
    foundation of apostles and prophets (v.14, Eph
    220) with Christ Jesus himself being the
    cornerstone (Eph 221)

13
Matthew 69-10
Earth -5
9 Pray then like this Our Father who art in
heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom
come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in
heaven
Points
  • Repeat Lesson 9s So What This makes complete
    sense for the believer to want Jesus to return to
    earth, since that is the time he will raise from
    the dead reward those who have faithfully
    served him, and that is the place where Christ
    will be in his Kingdom
  • But where does it put the teaching that you go
    to heaven when you die, to live forever there in
    Gods kingdom?

14
Isaiah 119-10
Earth -6
9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy
mountain for the earth shall be full of the
knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the
sea. 10 In that day the root of Jesse Jesus
shall stand as an ensign to the peoples him
shall the nations seek, and his dwellings shall
be glorious.
Points
  • This is 1 of 3 passages which refer to the
    overarching plan of God, to fill the earth with
    the knowledge of Him intimate relationship of
    John 173 I will be their God, and they will
    be my people theme found throughout Scripture
    (see sample list)
  • holy mountain Mt. Zion Jesse was Davids
    father, but here the root of Jesse points to
    Jesus, as the one who is the real source (cf.
    Rev 55) why has title everlasting father (Is
    96, Gen 458)

15
Isaiah 6211-12
Earth -7
11 Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of
the earth Say to the daughter of Zion, "Behold,
your salvation comes behold, his reward is with
him, and his recompense before him." 12 And they
shall be called The holy people, The redeemed of
the LORD and you shall be called Sought out, a
city not forsaken.
Points
  • This prophecy is the basis of Matt 21 5 (Jesus
    entry to Jerusalem) and Rev 2212 (Jesus
    declaration of his return)
  • your salvation comes your Jesus, the Christ,
    comes
  • called the holy people a basis of 1Pet 29-10
  • the redeemed of the LORD a basis of Rev 145
  • Clearly seeing how these OT prophecies provide a
    rich and exciting background to the NT
    application to the followers of Jesus

16
Revelation 15-7
Earth -8
5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the
first-born of the dead, and the ruler of kings on
earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from
our sins by his blood 6 and made us a kingdom,
priests to his God and Father, to him be glory
and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold,
he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will
see him, every one who pierced him and all
tribes of the earth will wail on account of him.
Even so. Amen.
Points
  • made us a kingdom, priests… begun now (1Pet
    29) but fully takes place upon Christs return,
    when instruction to mortals starts
  • he is coming with the clouds of glory and
    every eye will see him totally visible, every
    one who pierced him Jew and Gentile Acts
    410, all the tribes of the earth will wail
    Jews Zech 1210
  • ruler of kings on earth dominion for ever
    and ever same points as Lesson 9 Amen
    (twice!) Yes, let it happen soon!

17
Revelation 59-10
Earth -9
9 and they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy art
thou to take the scroll and to open its seals,
for thou wast slain and by thy blood didst ransom
men for God from every tribe and tongue and
people and nation, 10 and hast made them a
kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall
reign on earth."
Points
  • hast made them a kingdom accomplished by the
    combo of Jesus sacrificeresurrection the done
    deal past will produce the chronological
    results future when the saints begin to reign
  • every tribe and tongue… both Jew and Gentile
    (cf.Gal 328)
  • worthy art thou Jesus has been proclaimed
    worthy by God because he has conquered (v.5)
    the reason why the Lamb is given the blessing,
    honor, glory, might for ever ever (v.13)
    the man made perfect now has 7 symbolic horns
    eyes (v.6)

18
Revelation 2122-27
Earth -10
22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its
temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to
shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light,
and its lamp is the Lamb. 24 By its light shall
the nations walk and the kings of the earth
shall bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates
shall never be shut by day--and there shall be no
night there 26 they shall bring into it the
glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But
nothing unclean shall enter it, nor any one who
practices abomination or falsehood, but only
those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Points
  • The symbolic city the faithful saints (v.9-10)
    and thus no need of a temple, for they already
    have the indwelling of God Jesus
  • the nations walk … kings of the earth mortals
    in Kingdom who now come to give gifts to Jesus in
    Jerusalem (cf. Haggai 26-9)

19
Isaiah 22-4
Earth -11
2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that…
3  many peoples shall come, and say "Come, let
us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the
house of the God of Jacob that he may teach us
his ways and that we may walk in his paths." For
out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word
of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 He shall judge
between the nations, and shall decide for many
peoples and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
Points
  • Things will be dramatically different in the
    Kingdom nations will want to be taught Gods
    ways, and to be directed by Jesus
  • Unlike todays world, nations will turn from
    weapons of war to instruments of farming
    violence will cease, since the root cause will be
    identified crushed inflamed human passion
    (James 41-3)

20
Isaiah 6520-25
Earth -12
20 No more shall there be in it an infant that
lives but a few days, or an old man who does not
fill out his days, for the child shall die a
hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years
old shall be accursed. ..23 They shall not labor
in vain, or bear children for calamity for they
shall be the offspring of the blessed of the
LORD, and their children with them. 24 Before
they call I will answer, while they are yet
speaking I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb
shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw
like the ox and dust shall be the serpent's
food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my
holy mountain, says the LORD."
Points
  • Longevity and right-living will be a feature of
    the Kingdom age, as will fruitful labor and
    blessed offspring going back to the days before
    the curse the animal kingdom will also reflect
    the new ways
  • I will answer … I will hear still, the
    servant God (cf. Deut 47)

21
Zechariah 83-8
Earth -13
3 Thus says the LORD I will return to Zion, and
will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and
Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and
the mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy
mountain. 4 Thus says the LORD of hosts Old men
and old women shall again sit in the streets of
Jerusalem, each with staff in hand for very age…
7 Behold, I will save my people from the east
country and from the west country 8 and I will
bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem
and they shall be my people and I will be their
God, in faithfulness and in righteousness."
Points
  • Jerusalem will be transformed by its inhabitants,
    the chief of which is Christ the king the
    righteousness etc. will spill over into the
    safety of its senior citizens (contrast todays
    city streets)
  • Initially, it will be Jewish people who will be
    re-instated, a great sign lesson for a world
    that has been steeped in antisemitism.

22
Ezekiel 3721-23
Earth -14
21 then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD
Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the
nations among which they have gone, and will
gather them from all sides, and bring them to
their own land 22 and I will make them one
nation in the land, upon the mountains of Israel
and one king shall be king over them all and
they shall be no longer two nations, and no
longer divided into two kingdoms. 23 They shall
not defile themselves any more with their idols
and their detestable things, or with any of their
transgressions but I will save them from all the
backslidings in which they have sinned, and will
cleanse them and they shall be my people, and I
will be their God.
Points
  • one king the Messiah, Jesus the Christ, who
    will reunite the divided kingdoms into a single
    Kingdom of 12 tribes (Matt 1928)
  • A restoration of Israel entails a re-gathering of
    the Jews from all the places they had scattered
    (by choice persecution), but it will only be a
    remnant that is actually delivered and saved (cf.
    Zech 138-9)

23
Ezekiel 3724-28
Earth -15
24 "My servant David shall be king over them and
they shall all have one shepherd. They shall
follow my ordinances and be careful to observe my
statutes. 25 They shall dwell in the land where
your fathers dwelt… they and their children and
their children's children shall dwell there for
ever and David my servant shall be their prince
for ever. 26 I will make a covenant of peace with
them it shall be an everlasting covenant with
them and I will bless them and multiply them,
and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them
for evermore. 27 My dwelling place shall be with
them and I will be their God, and they shall be
my people. 28 Then the nations will know that I
the LORD sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary is in
the midst of them for evermore."
Points
  • David my servant could be the resurrected king
    David, but more likely is a way to describe the
    beloved Christ, the good shepherd
  • Savor the details rebellious no longer, dwell in
    peace forever under the new covenant, in a
    restored land, with God in their midst, and the
    world will know that Israel is the LORDs people
    once more

24
Revelation 221-5
Earth -16
1 Then he showed me the river of the water of
life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne
of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of
the street of the city also, on either side of
the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds
of fruit, yielding its fruit each month and the
leaves of the tree were for the healing of the
nations. 3 There shall no more be anything
accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb
shall be in it, and his servants shall worship
him 4 they shall see his face, and his name
shall be on their foreheads. 5 And night shall be
no more they need no light of lamp or sun, for
the Lord God will be their light, and they shall
reign for ever and ever.
Points
  • Clearly, getting back to the garden of Eden prior
    to the curse.
  • healing of the nations God still wanting all
    men to be saved and come to a knowledge of Him
    and His truth (cf. 1Tim 24)
  • see his face finally, that wonderful
    privilege is granted

25
1Corinthinians 1524-28
Earth -17
24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the
kingdom to God the Father after destroying every
rule and every authority and power. 25 For he
must reign until he has put all his enemies under
his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is
death. 27 "For God has put all things in
subjection under his feet." But when it says,
"All things are put in subjection under him," it
is plain that he is excepted who put all things
under him. 28 When all things are subjected to
him, then the Son himself will also be subjected
to him who put all things under him, that God may
be everything to every one.
Points
  • the end of the 1000 year reign (Rev 207),
    and the symbolic dragon (that ancient serpent,
    called the devil and satan) who had deceived the
    nations one last time, is destroyed in the lake
    of fire since sin is now destroyed forever, so
    is death! everyone now immortal
  • will also be subjected because Jesus is still
    the servant Son

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Summary New Earth
Earth -18
God reigns supreme
tree of life healings
Death totally destroyed
nations learn peace
Israel is restored
a kingdom of priests
fulfills thy will be done
key characteristic doing right before God
Drawing by Richard Hook
total makeover of things on earth
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So What?
Earth -15
Now these Bible students in Joliet were more
noble than those in other place, for they
received the word with all eagerness, examining
the scriptures daily to see if these things were
so. Many of them therefore believed (adapted from
Acts 1710-11)
And now I commend you to God and to the word of
His grace, which is able to build you up and to
give you the inheritance among all those who are
sanctified (Acts 2032)
I thank God for this, that when you received the
word of God which you heard from me, you accepted
it not as the word of a man, but as what it
really is, the word of God, which is at work in
you adapted from 1Thes 213
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Questions Answers
NGF Change in Viewpoint
10 Lesson Summary Chart
Gods Selection of Faithful People
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1 of 5
QA Material 1a
NGF Change in Viewpoint Over The Years
  • Initial Understanding
  • Apostles Creed
  • point in a list
  • Immortal Soul
  • good go to heaven reward
  • bad go to hell torment
  • why have a resurrection?
  • External being
  • seeks to make me sin
  • rebel angel against God

Current Understanding
  • Subject
  • Resurrection
  • of Jesus
  • Nature of Man
  • make-up
  • when die
  • The Devil
  • Apostles teaching (1Cor 15)
  • pivotal point of Christian belief
  • Body Spirit Soul (person)
  • good go to Sheol sleep
  • bad go to Hades perish
  • must be resurrected for reward
  • reward granted immortality

Christ must come back to earth to raise
dead/reward faithful
Why come back to earth?
  • Internal tempter
  • natural desires seek satisfaction
  • the flesh is carnal, against God

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2 of 5
QA Material 1b
NGF Change in Viewpoint Over The Years
  • Initial Understanding
  • External being ( Devil)
  • seeks to make me sin
  • rebel angel against God
  • One of the select few
  • person who was very pure
  • recognized for especially
  • good deeds
  • Home of the blessed
  • many mansions for faithful
  • where faithful go when did
  • Home of the wicked
  • eternal fire
  • everlasting torment

Current Understanding
Subject Satan Saint Heaven Hell
  • Adversary/Opponent
  • can be anyone/thing that hinders
  • God was an adversary to David
  • the Holy Spirit opposes the flesh
  • All believers (called ones)
  • person made pure by Christ
  • does good works as natural
  • outcome of ones faith
  • Home of God, Jesus, angels
  • from whence comes the Kingdom
  • faithful inherit earth as reward
  • Location of all who die
  • Jesus was in Hades, in tomb
  • is Gehenna fire, but annihilation

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3 of 5
QA Material 1c
NGF Change in Viewpoint Over The Years
  • Initial Understanding
  • God the Father (Trinity)
  • angry with a sinful world
  • it took Jesus to turn away
  • His wrath
  • God the Son (Trinity)
  • co-eternal, co-substantial
  • with the Father
  • willing to die as the price
  • to appease wrath
  • concurrently divine and
  • human the God-man
  • God the Holy Spirit (Trinity)
  • co-eternal, co-substantial
  • with the Father Son
  • lives in a believer to make

Current Understanding

Subject God Jesus Holy Spirit
  • God, who is our Father
  • mourned the state of sinful world
  • He sent Jesus as demonstration
  • of His love, desire to save world
  • The Son of God (born/became)
  • came into actual existence when
  • born of Mary a human being
  • willing to die in obedience to the
  • Fathers will
  • a man given the divine nature as
  • reward of a perfected life
  • The power of God (divine wind)
  • the power that enabled Mary to
  • conceive Jesus
  • works in mind/heart of believer to
  • choose to do right before God

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4 of 5
QA Material 1d
NGF Change in Viewpoint Over The Years
  • Initial Understanding
  • Kingdom of heaven
  • to be in heaven(when die)
  • spiritual presence (now)
  • Not taught
  • seen as irrelevant OT
  • teaching
  • Not taught
  • seen as irrelevant OT
  • teaching

Current Understanding

Subject Kingdom of God Gods promises to
Abraham David Israel in the plan of God
  • Kingdom of heaven (i.e.,divine)
  • Gods literal Kingdom of the past
  • Jesus presence in 1st century
  • metaphor for Kingdom life (now)
  • Gods literal kingdom to be set up
  • on earth when Jesus returns
  • Essential teaching
  • basis of the gospel of the Kingdom
  • of God provides solid hope
  • confirmed by resurrected Jesus
  • to be fulfilled by returned Christ
  • Israel a microcosm (example)
  • how God dealt/deals with Israel is
  • presented as a type for us
  • the nation continues to be Gods
  • witness to the world it will be
  • restored to Gods favor in the end

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5 of 5
QA Material 1e
NGF Change in Viewpoint Over The Years
  • Initial Understanding
  • sprinkling of (holy) water
  • usually done for infants
  • step before confirmation
  • optional
  • no connection with death of
  • Jesus
  • step 1 in becoming member
  • of the church congregation
  • no linkage with any promise
  • Little emphasis
  • aside from attendance at
  • church and giving money,
  • hardly any emphasis
  • no Bible study encouraged
  • theology left up to the

Current Understanding

Subject Baptism Discipleship
  • total immersion in water
  • for those convicted of their sins
  • the act of being born again
  • mandatory to get into Kingdom
  • specific connection with death
  • resurrection of Jesus
  • single step to get into Christ
  • be part of his body (the church)
  • become heirs of the promises
  • made to Abraham
  • Much Emphasis
  • always a tie-in for applying Bible
  • principles to daily life, besides
  • value of fellowship and giving
  • personal Bible study encouraged
  • Scripture understanding is urged
  • upon all individuals (brethren)

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QA Material 2
10 Lesson Summary with Bible references
35
QA Material 3
Gods Selection of Faithful People
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Basic
Bible
Teaching
…ended (for now)
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Primary Sources feeds from other Bible books
Supplemental Reference Material 1
The Apocalypse uses details and symbols from all
these sources
Old Testament Books
New Testament chapters
Revelation
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Supplemental Reference Material 2
1 of 2
Primary Sources Daniels Prophecy beast
symbols
The sum of the heads (7) and horns (10) of
Daniel 7s beasts the same count as the
Revelation beast (131-2)

The beast is
composed of aspects of the leopard (body), bear
(feet) and lion (mouth)
The warlike and
blasphemous activities are the same, as is its
ultimate destruction
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7 Heads of Beast
Supplemental Reference Material 3
2 of 2
  • Egyptian (Ezek 1626-27)
  • Assyrian
  • Babylonian (Dan 7,8)
  • Medo-Persian
  • Grecian
  • Roman
  • ??

- current
  • Last Days power
  • char of Dan 244
  • char of Dan 719f
  • 10 horn link (Ps 83)
  • action of Zech 142
  • action of Lk 2124
  • action of Rev 11,13

This calls for a mind of wisdom the seven heads
are seven hills on which the woman is seated
they are also seven kings, five of whom are
fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and
when he comes he must remain only a little while
(Rev 179-11)
Points kings rep kingdoms (cf. Daniel), all
related to Israel (woman), 5 in past history
(from date of writing),1 current, 1 future (Last
Days, short time)
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Supplemental Reference Material 4
Knowledge of LORD to fill the earth
20 Then the LORD said, "I have pardoned,
according to your word 21 but truly, as I live,
and as all the earth shall be filled with the
glory of the LORD, 22 none of the men who have
seen my glory and my signs which I wrought in
Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me
to the proof these ten times and have not
hearkened to my voice, 23 shall see the land
which I swore to give to their fathers and none
of those who despised me shall see it. 24 But my
servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit
and has followed me fully, I will bring into the
land into which he went, and his descendants
shall possess it. (Numbers 14) 12 Woe to him who
builds a town with blood, and founds a city on
iniquity! 13 Behold, is it not from the LORD of
hosts that peoples labor only for fire, and
nations weary themselves for nought? 14 For the
earth will be filled with the knowledge of the
glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
(Habakkuk 2) 9 They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain for the earth shall be
full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters
cover the sea (Isaiah 11)
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Supplemental Reference Material 5
I will be their God they shall be my people
Gen 1778 And I will establish my covenant
between me and you and your descendants after you
throughout their generations for an everlasting
covenant, to be God to you and to your
descendants after you. And I will give to you,
and to your descendants after you, the land of
your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an
everlasting possession and I will be their God."
Ex 67 - and I will take you for my people, and
I will be your God and you shall know that I am
the LORD your God, who has brought you out from
under the burdens of the Egyptians. Lev 2612 -
And I will walk among you, and will be your God,
and you shall be my people. Jer 723 - But this
command I gave them, 'Obey my voice, and I will
be your God, and you shall be my people and walk
in all the way that I command you, that it may be
well with you.' Jer 114 - which I commanded
your fathers when I brought them out of the land
of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Listen
to my voice, and do all that I command you. So
shall you be my people, and I will be your God,
Jer 3022 - And you shall be my people, and I
will be your God." Ezek 3628 - You shall dwell
in the land which I gave to your fathers and you
shall be my people, and I will be your God.
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Man of lawlessness (2Thessalonians 23-6)
3 Let no one deceive you in any way for that day
will not come, unless the rebellion comes first,
and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son
of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself
against every so-called god or object of worship,
so that he takes his seat in the temple of God,
proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Do you not
remember that when I was still with you I told
you this? 6 And you know what is restraining him
now so that he may be revealed in his time.
Points
  • Context concern over the coming of Christ
    (v.1-2) and other last days events (17-10,
    28) but also about what was occurring then.
  • the son of perdition a Judas (Jn 1712) an
    apostle who had rightly preached healed (Lk
    91-6) but then betrayed his Lord so also this
    lawless one (v.3,9) seemed to be a true disciple,
    but was really a treacherous false teacher in the
    temple (household) of God
  • Paul exposed and resisted this man\movement the
    Judaizers (Gal 2, 2Cor 1112-14, Jude 4, Acts
    151, Gal 215, Col 216-23, 1Tim 41-5, 2Tim
    31-3, 41-4) no explicit link to antichrist
    (see separate handout).

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Mark of Beast (Revelation 1316-18)
16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both
rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked
on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no
one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that
is, the name of the beast or the number of its
name. 18 This calls for wisdom let him who has
understanding reckon the number of the beast, for
it is a human number, its number is six hundred
and sixty-six.
Points
  • Context the dragon has given power to the beast
    (v.2-4), who in turn empowers a 2nd beast the
    false prophet (v.11-12), who introduces idolatry
    and worship of the beast by deceit and by force
    (v.12-15)
  • The beast is evidently a political power,
    promoted by pseudo religion, with both backed by
    the dragon ( serpent / Sin, 129-12)
  • 666 the number of man, a triple focus on
    falling short of the perfect /complete no.7 on
    forehead mindset of Self this is in
    deliberate/striking contrast to the sealing of
    God (73, 141, 312).
  • For further details, see separate handout The
    Mark of the Beast

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All things created through him (Col 115-20)
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the
first-born of all creation 16 for in him all
things were created, in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or
dominions or principalities or authorities--all
things were created through him and for him.
17 He is before all things, and in him all things
hold together. 18 He is the head of the body, the
church he is the beginning, the first-born from
the dead, that in everything he might be
pre-eminent. 19 For in him all the fulness of God
was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to
reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth
or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his
cross.
Points
  • To understand v.16-17, first understand v.15
    18. If first born of all creation
    pre-Genesis, then it teaches a non-eternal Jesus.
    Rather, it points to the new creation in
    Christ (see NT usage)
  • all things (6 times) everything totally
    completely new in Christ nuance between Jesus
    God is seen in 1Cor 85-6 there is one God, the
    Father, from whom are all things and for whom we
    exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom
    are all things and through whom we exist

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The New Creation
  • The Book of Genesis of Jesus Christ (Matt.11 in
    Greek)
  • Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means
    anything what counts is a new creation
    (Gal.615)
  • Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
    creation the old has gone, the new has come!
    (2Cor.517)
  • He is the image of the invisible God, the
    firstborn over all creation. For by him all
    things were created things in heaven and on
    earth, visible and invisible…. (Col.115)
  • …thrones, powers, rulers, authorities all things
    were created by him and for him. He is before all
    things and in him all things hold together.
    (Col.116-17)
  • And he is the head of the body, the church he is
    the Beginning, the firstborn from the dead
    (Col.118)
  • Jesus is…the beginning of Gods creation (Rev
    314)

thus a start, not eternal
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