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Bible teaching instruction in the Word of God
Within the "types" and "shadows" of the Old Testament scriptures is a "blueprint"
A great master plan to prepare a Bride for The Lord Jesus Christ. The early Church understood this to be the "prize of the high calling" (Phil.3:14) of God's Redemptive plan, that the Church would be presented as Eve was to Adam. (Eph.5:21-33 Eve was to be a "help meet" to complete him. Gen.2:18) This is why the Church is to be a "glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; that it should be holy and without blemish," a "help meet" for Christ, completing Him. (Eph.5:27 Rom.8:29, 2 Cor.3:18, Eph.4:11-16, 1 John.3:2) Paul, the wise master builder and apostle, (1Cor.3:10, Gal.1:11-12) interpreted Jesus to be the "last Adam"(1Cor.15:45, Rom.5:14) and the Church to be compared to "Eve." (2 Cor.11:1-3, Eph.5:21-33) The Lord Jesus Christ has already given Himself as Adam did in order for His Bride (the Church) to be taken from His side. This preparation has been ongoing for the last 2,000 years (2 days / 2Peter.3:8-9) and is about to be completed.
There are three patterns(PHASE 2, 3, 8, 9, 11)that parallel each other that reveal how God is building the Church / Eve (2Cor.11:3, Eph.5:21-31) to be presented to THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. (The last Adam 1Cor.15:45) These three patterns reveal where we have come from, where we are now, and where we are going. (Gen.41:32, Deut.17:6; 19:15, Eccl.4:12, Matt.18:16, 2Cor.13:1)This will establish us in our Christian walk
PHASE 1 [Why I use the King James Version]Being Edited
It is the washing of water BY THE WORD that will prepare the "last" Eve (the Church) to be presented as a"glorious" bride "not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but it should be holy and without blemish." This is why the serpent (the Devil, Satan, and Lucifer) is still saying, "...Yea, hath God said..." provoking the Church into changing God's Word as he did with Eve in the garden. (Gen.2:16; 3:1-5, 2 Cor.11:1-3) Beginning in 1881 AD, with the Revised Version, the Church has been "beguiled" (2Cor.11:3) into changing God's Word. This has continued to "vex" the Church with every modern translation after the King James Version. Just compare all their doubtful footnotes) This study identifies the “root” (the cause) for all these changes and deletions, and why I use the King James Bible (KJV)
PHASE 2 [God's Purpose and Plan]
God has recorded in (Genesis to Revelation) ONE PLAN and ONE PURPOSE that has been "hid since the world began" (Eph.3:1-12) This chart below illustrates how each book from Genesis to Revelation tells how God's redemptive plan / purpose has unfolded book by book. When coming into the New Testament (Covenant) Paul the apostle and wise master builder (1Cor.3:10) says, "Now all these things (The Law / Tabernacle / High Priest / Priesthood / Offerings / Psalm's / the Prophets) happened unto them (the children of Israel) as enamples (types): and they are written for our (the Churches) admonition." (1Cor.10:11)
This study is our "launching-pad." (so-to-speak) It is our foundation and framework for all of the other Phases (3-12). This is a study using the children of Israel leaving Egypt and possessing the Land, as a picture of ("ensample"- type 1Cor.10:11) of what God has done, what He is presently doing, and where He is yet to take the Church, (the Bride of Christ). (Gen.12:1; 15:13-21, Exod.12:1-15 / 1 Cor.5:7-8) Deut.12:1-12, 1 Chron.17:1-15; 22:1-19, 2 Chron.5:1-14 / Eph.2:20-22, 1 Cor.10:1-11)
PHASE 3 [God's Redemptive Week]
This Phase teaches the time frame that God is working within, to make Eve (the Bride Church). God always works in patterns of "weeks" or "sevens" (Gen.1-2, Exod.16:26, Lev.23; 25:1-7) Therefore it is not a strange thing that He would work six days and rest the seventh in His Redemptive plan for man (mankind, humanity). These Redemptive days are interpreted by the apostle Peter to be 1000 year days. (2 Peter.3:1-9, Psalm.90:4) Bible History confirms this. (Note: Gen.5:1-32) It reveals that there are approximately 2,000 years (2 Redemptive days) from Adam to Abraham. Abraham to Christ can be chronicled to be another 2,000 years (2 Redemptive days), which gives 4,000 years from Adam to Christ (4 days). Now it is understood why Israel was to keep the Passover Lamb (which foreshadows Christ - 1Cor.5:7-8) for 4 days before killing it in the evening. (Exod.12:1-6) When Adam sinned, Christ our Passover was taken and kept 4,000 years (4 days) and crucified at the end (i.e. the evening) of the fourth day. Our calendar (which is not accurate) places us 2,000 years AD. (another 2 days) completing almost 6,000 years since Adam, or 6 days before the Lord. Now apply the pattern that God stops working after six days, and rests the seventh. (Gen.2:1-2)
PHASE 4 [The Tabernacle of Moses]
This phase confirms that the Spirit of God is leading (John.16:12-13) the Church (Bride) according to the same pattern revealed in Israel's journey from Egypt to the promised land. (Note: Phase 2) This is the second witness. (Deut.19:15, Matt.18:16, 2 Cor.13:1) When Moses was about to make the Tabernacle, God reminded him many times to "make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee on the mount". (Heb.8:5, Exod.25:9,40) The reason for this is because it is a pattern of "heaven itself" (Heb.8:5; 9:24). This pattern is given by "inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished" and prepared as the Bride of Christ. (2 Tim.3:16-17, Eph.4:11-16)
PHASE 5 [Daniel's Visions and Prophecies]
Because God has only ONE PLAN and ONE PURPOSE, all of Daniel's visions and prophecies must be introduced together as one picture to teach the balance between the Church (the children of the promise / God's eternal Purpose Rom.9:8-9, Gal.4:25-30, Note:v.28) and the Jews today (the children of the flesh Abraham (Rom.2:28-28; 9;8).
Daniel prophesied that "Messiah" would come (Dan.9:25). When Jesus, the Word (John.1:1-14, 18 / 1John.5:7), came to be the Messiah, He “came unto His own" (the Jews / House of Judah / the children of the flesh of Abraham John.1:11, Matt.15:24, Rom.9:8-9). This was to confirm the covenant (Dan.9:27, Gal.3:17, Rom.15:8) that God, the Father (1John.5:7) made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Gen.12:1-2; 15:1-21; 17:1-8, John.8:56-58, Heb.11:8-10 / Rev.21:9-10), Moses (Acts.3:22, Gal.3:24, Heb.10:1, Rom.3:21-31) and David (Acts.2:30, 1Chron.17- -17). This confirmation was to reconcile both the Jew and the Gentile together in the Body of Christ / The Church / The "Israel of God" (Eph.2:1-19; 3:1-12, Gal.3:1-29; 6:15-16) This was rejected by the "children of the flesh" of Abraham, (the Jews) and they were "cut off" (Rom.11:20-25, Hosea.1:10, Matt.21:43) with the the promise of being graffed back in again (to the confirmation of the Covenant they rejected) "if they abide not still in unbelief." (Rom.9-11)
PHASE 6 [Interpreting the Prophets]
Interpreting the Prophets is introduced to this series because Peter says, "all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. (i.e. the last 2,000 years / the 5th and 6th day of God's Redemptive Week, the time of the New Covenant / Testament in Christ's blood) These days are part of THE ONE PLAN and ONE PURPOSE. (Acts.19:24, Rev.10:7)
This makes the language of the Prophets crucial in understanding our present day because they have already prophesied about the decline and restoration (Joel.2:18-32) of the Church, which is to become the Bride of Christ. However, when the Prophets spoke, they used the language  of the Tabernacle of Moses, Levitical priesthood, Feast days, Five offerings, Divers washings and ordinances, and the journey of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. The apostle Paul, the "wise master builder" and architect, interprets this language of the Prophets to be "types" and "shadows," (1 Cor.10:1-11, Rom.15:4) that brings "us to Christ" the Bridegroom (Gal.3:24, Matt.5:17-19, Heb.9:1-26, Rom.16:25-26, Acts.28:23 / Luke.24:1-45. Acts.1:3) To misread the prophets, is to miss what "the Spirit saith unto the Churches" during these last two days of God’s Redemptive Week. (Review: Phase 3)
This study provides a pattern that anyone can apply to determine who the prophets are speaking to, “the children of the flesh of Abraham” (The Jews today Rom.9:1-7) or “the children of the promise” (Isaac / Church/ Bride Rom.9:1-8, Gal.4:28)
PHASE 7 [The Tabernacle of David]
The Tabernacle of David study is significant because we see it's New Testament reality and it's restoration in the church today. In the Tabernacle of David, King David set the first pattern for worship into action and expanded how God's presence was to be handled. Also in this period of expanded worship David received the pattern to build Solomon's Temple which would house the Ark's final resting place. The Old Testament prophets help us understand the significance of David's Tabernacle. (Acts 3:24, Isa. 16:5, Amos 9:11-12)
We see James, in Acts 15:15-17, reaching back to the Old Testament prophets to identify the time and place in God's redemptive plan that they were living in. James was saying that they were living the reality of David's Tabernacle! As you see in the chart below, this brings us very near the final phase of God's redemptive plan, Solomon's Temple.
Act 15:15-17 "And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who does all these things." Our generation is in the season pictured by the Tabernacle of David (Review: Phase 2)
PHASE 8 [The Feast of Passover]
This Phase is our third witness to establish our blueprint. The first witness was Phase 2, the second witness is Phase 4, and now the third witness, the Feasts of Israel. These feasts foreshadow the calendar for the Bride. This first feast day of Passover is a "shadow of things to come" or the one foreshadowed is Christ. (Col.2:16-17, 1 Cor.5:7-8) Passover was the beginning of the year for the "church in the wilderness." (Exod.12:1-2, Acts.7:38) Christ offering Himself as the Passover was the beginning for the Church, and it is our beginning as we are "born again." This was when Israel came out of Egypt as "a peculiar treasure ...and...a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation." (Exod.19:1-6) The same is true for the believer in Christ. (1 Peter.2:5-9,Rev.1:6; 5:10) When we receive Christ, we are "penciled in" (so-to-speak) on God's calendar to be part of His Bride. I say "penciled in” because we have to make ourselves ready, (Rev.19:7) out of obedience to God's Word. This chart combines Phase 2, Phase 4, and the beginning of the Three Feasts of Israel. (Phase 8, 9 and 10) Coming Soon
PHASE 9 [Feast of Pentecost]
The Feast of Pentecost adds to the calendar for the Bride of Christ. This feast was celebrated 50 days after the Feast of Passover (Lev.23:15-22) in the third month in Israel's calendar. It was fulfilled historically "when the day of Pentecost had fully come" (Acts.2:1). In the City of Jerusalem, the fulfillment "fully came" the same day as the Old Testament Feast of harvest / weeks (50 days after Passover) was celebrated. God is confirming that He is abiding by His calendar that was foreshadowed (Col.2:16-17) by the Church in the wilderness. This is why "there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation" (Acts.2:5) to celebrate this Old Testament feast (Deut.12:1-12).
These Feast days / Festival days / Holy days "are a shadow of things to come" (Col.2:16-17)
Note: There was yet another Feast to be celebrated in Israel's calendar, the Feast of Tabernacles. However, the early first century Church never experienced the fulfillment of this Feast.
By about 100 AD? they began to spiritually decline and lost all the truth that the Holy Ghost had lead (John.16:12-13) them into. This ended in the "dark ages" (500 AD) and lasted for about a 1000 years. This darkness was broken by Martin Luther and the Reformation. (1517 AD) and God's calendar of the Feasts began to be restored with the truths of Christ our Passover (1Cor.5:7-8). This parallel’s Israel being delivered by the bondage of Egypt. Three hundred years later (1522 - 1800 AD?) this was followed by Water Baptism by immersion. (This parallel's the Laver, Red Sea, and the feast of Unleavened Bread Review: Phase. 2 and 4). Then one hundred years after that (1906 AD), God poured out His Spirit as He did on the day of Pentecost. (The Feast of Pentecost) For the last 100 years God has been leading the Church toward the Feast of Tabernacles to complete His calendar for His Bride, the Lamb's wife (Eph.4:11-16; 5:21-33).
PHASE 10 [Eschatology One]
This study of the order of events in the book of Revelation is necessary at this time because the the yearly calendar for "the church in the wilderness" (Acts.7:38, 1Cor.1-11, Rom.15:4) was centered around these Feast Days (Lev.23:1-44). Phase 2, 8, and 9 have already shown that God has been abiding faithfully to the pattern of these Feasts. The Feast of Passover was historically fulfilled at the Cross (1Cor.5:7-8), and the Feast of Pentecost was historically fulfill on the day of Pentecost (Acts.2:1). However, there is no scriptural record of the Feast of Tabernacles being fulfilled. IT IS STILL FUTURE. Therefore the book of Revelation must be studied to discover where the Feast of Tabernacles is mentioned. To do this, an overview of Revelation must be established. (Prov.18:13)
PHASE 11[Feast of Tabernacles]
Phase 10 gave us the order of events in the book of Revelation. Now because we understand the importance of Bible Language we are able to identify where the Old Testament feast of Tabernacles will be in the future. We can do this simply by looking for the language of this Feast within the events in the Book of Revelation.Feast language is found in the first seal (Rev.6:1-2) with the white horse rider going forth to
conquer (the great ingathering / harvest Lev.23:39-44, Exod.23:14-19, Note: v.16). Feast language is found in the third seal when (Rev.6:6) the black horse rider was told not to hurt not the oil and the wine (olives and grapes, the harvest of the feast of ingathering / Tabernacles Deut.11:14). Feast language is also found in the opening of the seventh seal. (Rev.8:1-4) "And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand." This is exactly what the High Priest did on the day of Atonement, during the Feast of Tabernacles  (Lev.16:1-34,Note:v.10-12).
Note: We must remember that John was told that this seventh seal / day of atonement, is "things which must be hereafter." (Rev.4:1) However, we must remember that the reality of this Feast CANNOT go pass the Second Coming into the Millenium because it is part of the Mystery of God. (Rev.10:7, Acts.3:19-21)
PHASE 12 [Eschatology Two]
This phase twelve is the interpretation of the events in the book of Revelation, focusing on the first and seventh seals (Rev.6:1-17; 8:1-4), then the Rev.12 Woman (Rev.12:1-17) others will follow. The first thing to realize that the book of Revelation is in three divisions. John was told to write "the things which thou hast seen (Rev.1:19), and the things which are (Rev.2-3) and the things which shall be hereafter:" (Rev.4-11) Chapters 12-20 fill in the details from Rev.4-11
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