"Three days and three nights according to the Spring Feast Days in Leviticus 23:5-8"

Many people have been taught to believe that the Messiah died on Good Friday and rose on Easter Sunday but this is not true. Messiah Himself said that He would be three days and three nights in the tomb. 

Matthew 12:39-40 But Jesus answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

You can't fit three days and three nights from Friday to Sunday. 

"Three Days and Three Nights according to Scripture"

In the Hebrew mind any part of day equals a day. With this principle in mind we can understand how twilight would constitute one day and one night combined. 

Exodus 19:10-11 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today (1 day) and tomorrow (2 days), and let them wash their clothes. And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.

Luke 13:32 And He said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today (1 day) and tomorrow (2 days), and the third day I shall be perfected.’

Messiah had to died on Wednesday the 14th in order to fulfill Leviticus 23:5. 

Leviticus 23:5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover.

Messiah was placed in the tomb at twilight on the 14th and remained in the tomb 3 days and 3 nights fulfilling the sign of Jonah.

Matthew 12:39-40 But Jesus answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Messiah was placed in the tomb on the 14th at twilight which is now entering into the 15th.  

According to Leviticus 23:5-8 the day following Passover is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which according to Leviticus 23:7 is a Sabbath.

Leviticus 23:5-8 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; it shall be a Sabbath so do no customary work on it. But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’”

The day after Passover is a Sabbath but it's not an ordinary Sabbath because it only comes once a year so they call it a high Sabbath. This is not the seventh day Sabbath because they don't call the seventh day Sabbath a high Sabbath because it comes every week.

John 19:31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

Anytime there is a Sabbath, the day before is a preparation day. A preparation day is a day that is used to get things ready for the coming Sabbath such as cutting your grass, taking out the trash, doing your laundry and so on.

The day after Passover is a Sabbath so Mary couldn't buy the spices to anoint Messiah's body so she had to wait until the high Sabbath had past so she could buy the spices.

Mark 16:1 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.

This is not the seventh day Sabbath because Mary bought the spices, prepared them, and then rested on the seventh day Sabbath according to the fourth commandment.

Luke 23:56 Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
Here is the timeline during the week of Messiah's crucifixion:















Wed/Thur at twilight Messiah is placed in tomb = 1st day & night. 

Thurs/Fri at twilight still in tomb = 2nd day & night.

Fri/Sat at twilight Messiah rises from death = 3rd day & night.

Jesus rose from the dead during the first half of twilight Sat/Sun making it the third day. Notice; when Mary came to the tomb it was dark and Jesus was already gone. That's because Jesus rose on the third day, not the first day

John 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.

Mark 9:31 Jesus taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.”

Jesus resurrected at twilight Sat/Sun on the third day as the first fruits.

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

After Messiah resurrected from the tomb late Sabbath as the, First Fruits, He then ascended on Sunday to the Father for a short time to present Himself as the wave offering according to John 20:17 and Leviticus 23:4-11. Mary could not touch Messiah until after He presented Himself before the Father as the wave offering.

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, “Do not touch Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”

Leviticus 23:10-11 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

From this study we can see that the crucifixion on Good Friday and the resurrection on Easter Sunday is false. Good Friday and Easter Sunday don't fit the timeline of events during the week of Jesus' crucifixion. The reason for this is because you need Passover on the 14th (Wed). Then you need the High Sabbath on the 15th (Thurs). Then you need a normal workday where Mary buys the spices (Fri). Then you need the seventh day Sabbath (Sat) after the normal workday. You can't fit all this from Good Friday to Easter Sunday. There is not even three days and three nights between Friday and Sunday. Since Jesus didn't rise from the dead on Easter Sunday there is no reason to call Sunday the Lord's day.

So where did Good Friday and Easter Sunday come from? It came from pagan beliefs and practices that were injected into the Christian faith many years after Jesus and His Apostles.

The Easter or Ishtar symbolism of the Sunday resurrection of the spring fertility cult (Easter, the Anglo-Saxon form of Ishtar), is a pagan system of worship that first penetrated Christianity in the second century. The symbolism stems from the death of Tammuz on Friday and his resurrection on Sunday. This mirrors the grain and new shoot symbolism of the corn harvest which occurred at this time of the year. The 40 days of Lent were picked as one day for each year of his life since he died at age 40. The rest of the traditions of Easter were "Christianized" into the story of the death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. WikiBooks.org



​"The coming of the Lord according to the Fall Feasts Days in Leviticus 23:23-39"

Leviticus 23:23-39 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.’” And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God. For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your Sabbath.” Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the Lord. On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it. ‘These are the feasts of the Lord which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day— besides the Sabbaths of the Lord, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the Lord. ‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a Sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a Sabbath-rest.







 Leviticus 23:24-25

Jesus comes for His Bride at the sound of a great trumpet blast and a loud shout. Jesus Himself does not touch the earth at this time. But rather, His people go up to meet with Him in the air.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Isaiah 26:19 Together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

The Feast of Trumpets is when Jesus comes back for His Bride to bring her to the place that He prepared for her.

John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.

The Bride will be taken of the earth to allow for God's wrath to be poured out during the great tribulation.

Isaiah 26:19-21 Your dead shall live; together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; for your dew is like the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.
For behold, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; the earth will also disclose her blood, and will no more cover her slain.

Zephaniah 2:1-2 Gather yourselves together, yes, gather together, O undesirable nation, before the decree is issued, or the day passes like chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger comes upon you!

When Jesus takes His bride this will leave five classes of people still on the earth. The first group of people are those who, no matter how much evidence there is for creation and its Creator, they still reject God. The second group of people are those who heard the gospel and believed it but they believed in vain because they didn't repent and allow it to change them. 

2 Thessalonians 1:6-8 Certainly, it is right for God to give suffering to those who cause you to suffer. It is also right for God to give all of us relief from our suffering. He will do this when the Lord Jesus is revealed, coming from heaven with his mighty angels in a blazing fire. He will take revenge on those who refuse to acknowledge God and on those who refuse to respond to the Gospel about our Lord Jesus.

The third group of people have a belief system but their belief system is based on worshiping things in creation rather than the Creator. They allow their lustful flesh to rule their lives rather than God.

Romans 1:16-25 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Groups 1, 2 and 3 will be destroyed at the coming of Jesus because they rejected the opportunities they had to believe, be baptized in Jesus' name and be saved. 

​2 Thessalonians 1:6-8 Certainly, it is right for God to give suffering to those who cause you to suffer. It is also right for God to give all of us relief from our suffering. He will do this when the Lord Jesus is revealed, coming from heaven with his mighty angels in a blazing fire. He will take revenge on those who refuse to acknowledge God and on those who refuse to respond to the Gospel about our Lord Jesus.

The fourth group of people are those who believed the Gospel and obeyed it for a time but then went back to the world.

2 Peter 2:20-21 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

Hebrews 6:4-8 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.

The fifth group of people will be those who never heard about Jesus or the Gospel.

Romans 10:11-15 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Groups 4 and 5 will enter into a time on earth called, "The Great Tribulation". It's the time between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. Israel calls this time, "The Days of Awe". During this time those who knew and believed the truth but didn't live according to it and those who never heard the truth will experience some terrible times. The bride of Christ will not be on the earth during this time because they were taken up during the Feast of Trumpets. People who are left behind and know the truth must repent so that they can enter into the millennium or be destroyed when Jesus comes again. Those who never heard will enter into the millennium at the Feast of Tabernacles.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.

Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.

Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people;
And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book.

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

There will be some who do repent and get saved during the time of Great Tribulation but they will have to suffer through it and enter into the one thousand year millennium as mortal people.

​Revelation 7:9-17 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”








​       Leviticus 23:26-28

On the Day of Atonement Jesus comes back with 144,000 of His saints and touches down in Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives.

Revelation 14:1-5 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth. These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.

Zechariah 14:3-5 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as He fights in the day of battle. And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two, from east to west, making a very large valley; falf of the mountain shall move toward the north And half of it toward the south. Then you shall flee through My mountain valley, for the mountain valley shall reach to Azal. Yes, you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Thus the Lord my God will come, and all the saints with You.

Jesus comes with 144,000 to sit as Judge and King and to establish His Law and His earthly kingdom. 

1 Thessalonians 3:13 May he, as a result, make your hearts strong, blameless, and holy as you stand before God our Father when our Lord Jesus comes again with all his holy ones. Amen.

​Psalm 96:13 For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth.

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

Matthew 25:31-32 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.

Every eye will see Him coming and He actually steps down upon the earth on the Mount of Olives. 

Revelation 1:7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.​

​During the Day of Atonement Jesus will judge those who came out of the Great Tribulation and they will enter the one thousand year millennium. Some will not enter in, but rather, they will be destroyed at Jesus' coming.

​Revelation 7:9-17 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?” And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”







​     Leviticus 23:33-36

The Feast of Tabernacles is when Jesus and the 144,000 rule and reign on the earth for one thousand years.

Revelation 20:4-6 I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:5-6 But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years.

Isaiah 2:1-4 The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Many people shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; he will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; 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 anymore.

Micah 4:1-4 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it. Many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and rebuke strong nations afar off; 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 anymore. But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
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After the one thousand years there will be a second resurrection and a final judgement. 

Revelation 20:7-10 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Revelation 20:11-14 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.​

Nehemiah 8:17-18 So the whole assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and sat under the booths; for since the days of Joshua the son of Nun until that day the children of Israel had not done so. And there was very great gladness. Also day by day, from the first day until the last day, he read from the Book of the Law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day there was a sacred assembly, according to the prescribed manner.






Leviticus 23:36

Once the final judgement is completed after the one thousand years the holy city comes down on a renewed earth. 

Revelation 21:1-5 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

Jesus turns everything over to His Father.

1 Corinthians 15:24-28 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.



"Water Baptism"

Water baptism is the means by which God has given us to express our faith. 

Acts 8:35-39 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing.

God has given two groups of people the command to baptize, those who are being baptized and those who are performing the baptism. Everyone fits into one of these two categories.

Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nationsbaptizing them in my name, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

You might be thinking in your mind that Matthew 28:19 in your Bible should say baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. First of all the words, Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not names, they are titles. Also, nowhere in the Bible are to told to do anything in the name of the Spirit. This triune formula is not found in the original words of Jesus. They were added years later to help support a trinity doctrine. 

The Catholic Encyclopedia, II, page 263:
"The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by the Catholic Church in the second century."

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics:
As to Matthew 28:19, it says: "It is the central piece of evidence for the traditional (Trinitarian) view. If it were undisputed, this would, of course, be decisive, but its trustworthiness is impugned on grounds of textual criticism, literary criticism and historical criticism."

The same Encyclopedia further states that: "The obvious explanation of the silence of the New Testament on the triune name, and the use of another (JESUS NAME) formula in Acts and Paul, is that this other formula was the earlier, and the triune formula is a later addition."

Edmund Schlink, The Doctrine of Baptism, page 28:
"The baptismal command in its Matthew 28:19 form can not be the historical origin of Christian baptism. At the very least, it must be assumed that the text has been transmitted in a form expanded by the [Catholic] church."

The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, I, 275:
"It is often affirmed that the words in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost are not the ipsissima verba [exact words] of Jesus, but...a later liturgical addition."

James Moffett's New Testament Translation:
In a footnote on page 64 about Matthew 28:19 he makes this statement: "It may be that this (Trinitarian) formula, so far as the fullness of its expression is concerned, is a reflection of the (Catholic) liturgical usage established later in the primitive (Catholic) community, It will be remembered that Acts speaks of baptizing "in the name of Jesus, cf. Acts 1:5"

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All throughout the New Testament we are commanded to baptize in the name of Jesus Christ, not a triune baptism.

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

At one point there was even an issue as to how someone was baptized. If there was a triune baptism this is where it would have been done, but it wasn't. Listen.

Acts 19:1-5 And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus." When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

What does water baptism have to do in the salvation process?

Water baptism gives you the opportunity to express your faith through obedience as you call out to God to cleanse your conscience of all sin.

1 Peter 3:20-21 They are like those who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah when God waited patiently while Noah built the ark. In this ark a few people, eight in all, were saved by water. Baptism, which is like that water, now saves you. Baptism doesn’t save by removing dirt from the body. Rather, baptism is a request to God for a clear conscience. It saves you through Jesus Christ, who came back from death to life.

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Salvation is when a person is regenerated by the Spirit of God. This can only be done by the name of Jesus Christ.

Titus 3:4-6 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

Acts 4:12 There is no way to be saved from the punishment of sin through anyone else. For there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we can be saved.

We are saved by grace, through faith. Water baptism is the means by which God has given us the opportunity to express our faith. We call out to God, through water baptism, to cleanse our conscience from sin and save us.

1 Peter 3:20-21 They are like those who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah when God waited patiently while Noah built the ark. In this ark a few people, eight in all, were saved by water. Baptism, which is like that water, now saves you. Baptism doesn’t save by removing dirt from the body. Rather, baptism is a request to God for a clear conscience. It saves you through Jesus Christ, who came back from death to life.

If we say we have faith but we refuse water baptism can our faith save us?

James 2:14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?

James 2:22 You see, his faith and his actions worked togetherHis actions made his faith complete.

In baptism there are three requirements.

1. We have to understand and be convicted that we are a sinner in need of a Savior.

2. We need to understand and believe that Messiah is that Savior.

3. We have to obey all that Messiah taught.

This is why infant baptism has no value in the salvation process because you have to be of such an age that you understand these things. But don't worry, the blood of Christ covers those who have not yet matured to that age.

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Don’t stop children from coming to me! Children like these are part of God’s kingdom.”

Are you old enough to know you have a problem with sin? Well, what are you waiting for?

Acts 22:16 And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, 
and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.



"Clean and Unclean"

This is a very important study because it will clear up any misconceptions people have on whether we can eat unclean animals or not. 

Some people have been led to believe that we are now free to eat animals that God calls unclean. This is a deception that has entered into modern day teachings of many churches today.

Before I start this study there are a few very important biblical principles we must understand first.

1. Not all animals are identified as food by God. This means that when you read the word (food) in your Bible don't automatically include all animals.

Leviticus 11:47 You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.’”

There are animals that may be eaten and there are animals that may not be eaten. In other words, not all animals should be included in the food category.

Let me give you an example of how some things are identified as food and some things are not identified as food.

Matthew 7:9-10 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?

Bread is food, a rock is not. Fish is food, a serpent is not. Why is a serpent not in the food category? Because it's considered unclean by God so it should not be included into the food category in the same way a rock is not food. When the Bible speaks of food that we eat it is only referring to the animals that God created to be eaten.

2. There are two words used in the Greek language for the word (unclean). These words are (akathartos) and (koinoo). It's very important to understand the meaning of these two words because they refer to two different kinds of uncleanness. Refer to A & B.

A. Akathartos is an unclean animal because it was created unclean such as a pig. This will never change because it's a creation characteristic of that animal. The Law didn't make these animals unclean/akathartos, God did when He created them. We know this because they were unclean before the Law was given.

Genesis 7:2-3 You shall take with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and his female; one pair of animals that are unclean, a male and his female; also seven each of birds of the air, male and female, to keep the species alive on the face of all the earth.

Notice how there were seven pairs of male and female of the clean animals and only one pair of every unclean animal, a male and a female. That means that Noah didn't eat unclean animals because if he did that species would ceases to exist at that point. Why? Because there was only one pair of every unclean animal, a male and a female.

B. Koinoo is a clean animal that became unclean but it was not created unclean. For example, a cow is a clean animal so it's in the food category. If the cow was sacrificed to an idol then it becomes koinoo. The cow itself in not unclean but it became unclean to the conscience because it was scarified to an idol. For example 1 Cor. 8:4-8.

1 Corinthians 8:4-8 Therefore concerning the eating of food offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is no other God but one. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. However, there is not in everyone that knowledge; for some, with consciousness of the idol, until now eat it as a thing offered to an idol; and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. But food does not commend us to God; for neither if we eat are we the better, nor if we do not eat are we the worse.

Notice the word (food) in the above verse. This word (food) does not include animals that God calls unclean nor does it include rocks because unclean animals and rocks are not to be eaten and are not in the food category.

When a person eats an animal that is koinoo/unclean they become koinoo/unclean in their conscience because they are weak or immature in the faith. This kind of uncleanness can be corrected with correct teaching and growing in maturity. Romans speak of this.

Romans 14:13-15 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean/koinoo of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean/koinoo, to him it is unclean/koinoo. Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died.

Notice in the above verse how Paul is talking about food. Food is that which is approved of by God. The weak brother in Romans 14 believes eating any kind of meat is a sin even though God never said eating meat was a sin. Nothing is unclean in of itself unless God says it's unclean. That means if the person eats clean meat, when he believes it's wrong, he becomes koinoo not akathartos. The whole chapter of Romans 14 is dealing with the conscience of weak believers who believe something is sin when God never said it was sin. Romans 14 is not about direct commandments of God.

When a person eats an animal that is akathartos/unclean that person become akathartos/unclean to God and unacceptable to Him. For example, 

2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord and do not touch what is unclean/akathartos, and I will receive you.”

The word (unclean) in the above verse is the word (akathartos). 

Anyone who is akathartos will not enter into the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean (akathartos) person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Now let's take this information back to the Scriptures and use it to correctly interpret and understand many of the verses that are being used to support eating unclean animals.

Let's start with 1 Timothy 4:1-5.

1 Timothy 4:1-5 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

If you read the above verses with modern day church glasses you will believe the verses are saying we can eat all animals (clean and unclean). But let's break these verses down carefully using what we have just covered.

(Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving)

The foundation of the early faith was built on Torah. Torah never commanded people not to get married. According to Torah, marriage is a holy and good thing and is blessed by God. God never commanded us not to eat animals which He created to be eaten. Remember, God said there are animals that may be eaten and animals that may not be eaten. In other words, God created some animals to used as food and some animals not to be used as food. The deceiving spirits are telling us not to eat things that God created to be eaten and not to do things that God says we can do.

(For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.)

When it says, "For every creature is good" it's referring to the animals that God created to be eaten and are to be received with thanksgiving. He then goes on to say that these animals should not be refused because they are sanctified by the word of God. The word (sanctified) means to set apart or to make a distinction between what is good and what is not good, what is clean and what is not clean. Does the word of God set apart certain animals to received with thanksgiving? Yes it does.

Leviticus 11:47 You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.

If you use 1 Timothy 4:1-5 to teach that we can now eat unclean animals what you are saying is that the word of God is deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies. Do you see how crafty Satan is?

The next section I want to look at is Acts 10:1-29. This is a lengthy read but it's important to grasp the lesson that God is teaching Peter. Here are the key points that I want you to see as you read.

1. A sheet is lowered with all kinds of animals. Now we have been taught to see only unclean/akathartos animals in the sheet but this is not what Peter saw. Peter saw both clean and unclean animals in the sheet because of the way he responded to God and the lesson that God was teaching him. God was mixing both clean and unclean animals in the sheet to represent Jew and Gentiles. Peter's response to God, regarding the animals in the sheet, was that he never ate anything koinoo or akathartos. To a Jew, if a clean animal came in contact with an unclean animal that clean animal was now koinoo to the conscience of the Jew. Peter believed Gentiles were unclean so he, being a Jew, should not come in contact with a Gentile. God was teaching Peter not to call a Gentile unclean. Peter later understood this. Read the verses below with this information in mind.

Acts 10:1-29 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment, a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!” And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God. Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter. He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do.” And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually. So when he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa. The next day, as they went on their journey and drew near the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, about the sixth hour. Then he became very hungry and wanted to eat; but while they made ready, he fell into a trance and saw heaven opened and an object like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth. In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, “Rise, Peter; kill and eat.” But Peter said, “Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common (koinoo) or unclean (akathartos).” And a voice spoke to him again the second time, “What God has cleansed you must not call common.” This was done three times. And the object was taken up into heaven again. Now while Peter wondered within himself what this vision which he had seen meant, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate. And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there. While Peter thought about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are seeking you. Arise therefore, go down and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them.” Then Peter went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Yes, I am he whom you seek. For what reason have you come?” And they said, “Cornelius the centurion, a just man, one who fears God and has a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was divinely instructed by a holy angel to summon you to his house, and to hear words from you.” Then he invited them in and lodged them. On the next day Peter went away with them, and some brethren from Joppa accompanied him. And the following day they entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” And as he talked with him, he went in and found many who had come together. Then he said to them, “You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to keep company with or go to one of another nation. But God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?”

Peter retells the story to his Jewish brethren in Acts 11:1-18 and never once does he say that God now says it's okay to eat unclean animals. 

Acts 11:1-18 Now the apostles and brethren who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God. And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him, saying, “You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!” But Peter explained it to them in order from the beginning, saying: “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object descending like a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it came to me. When I observed it intently and considered, I saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise, Peter; kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘Not so, Lord! For nothing common or unclean has at any time entered my mouth.’ But the voice answered me again from heaven, ‘What God has cleansed you must not call common.’ Now this was done three times, and all were drawn up again into heaven. At that very moment, three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent to me from Caesarea. Then the Spirit told me to go with them, doubting nothing. Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. And he told us how he had seen an angel standing in his house, who said to him, ‘Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon whose surname is Peter, who will tell you words by which you and all your household will be saved.’ And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning. Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how He said, ‘John indeed baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If therefore God gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?” When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”

The next verse I want to look at is Mark 7:1-20. This is another lengthy read but it's important that we understand what is being said because people use these verses to teach that we can now eat unclean animals. Here are some key points to keep in mind when you read these verses.

First of all bread is not unclean so it can't make you akathartos and neither can eating with dirty hands. This is very important to see and understand because the topic of these verses is koinoo not akathartos. Eating something that is koinoo can never make you akathartos. One important thing to see is that the words, "In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean" should not be in the verse because they were added to help promote a certain false doctrine. What Jesus was saying is that eating bread with unwashed hands is not a sin, but rather, a tradition of men so it would not defile (akathartos) you. You will eat it and it will go through your body and into the toilet. Jesus was not saying it's okay to eat animals that God said should not be eaten.

Mark 7:1-20 The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace they do not eat unless they wash. And they observe many other traditions, such as the washing of cups, pitchers and kettles.) So the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus, “Why don’t your disciples live according to the tradition of the elders instead of eating their food with defiled hands?”He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.” And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions! For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)— then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother. Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.” Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles/koinoo them.” After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.) He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 

When Jesus says, "It's not what goes into the mouth that defiles you, it's what comes out" how do we know He is not referring to unclean animals as well?

We know He He was only referring to eating bread with unwashed hands and not referring to unclean animals as well because of the word He uses for defile. The word He uses for defile is the word (koinoo). If He was including unclean animals and not just eating bread with unwashed hands He would have used the word (akathartos) for defile. Why? Because you can't become akathartos by eating something that is koinoo.

Can things we eat defile us? Yes! If God said not to eat them.

Acts 15:19-21 “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

Paul was telling the Apostles not to put too much doctrine on new converts. He gives them a short list and on that list are things not to be eaten. Why a short list? Because these were new converts who were turning to God. He didn't want to over burden them with too much all at once. Paul goes on to say how Moses is being taught every Sabbath indicating that these new converts will learn the rest of what they need to know as they attend church on Sabbath because Moses (Torah) is taught every Sabbath.

I hope this study wasn't too long but there are some very important truths we need to see and understand because God will not let an unclean/akathartos person into the Kingdom of God.

Ephesians 5:5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean (akathartos) person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

God will destroy, at His coming, all who willfully continue to sin after receiving the knowledge of truth. 

Hebrews 10:26-28 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversariesAnyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Isaiah 66:15-17 For behold, the Lord will come with fire and with His chariots, like a whirlwind, to render His anger with fury, and His rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by His sword the Lord will judge all flesh; and the slain of the Lord shall be many. “Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, to go to the gardens after an idol in the midst, eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse, shall be consumed together,” says the Lord.

1 Peter 1:15-16 He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

Leviticus 11:44 I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground.

Remember, we are grafted into Israel so all the laws that were given to Israel belong to us too. Remember, we, as grafted in Gentiles, should be making Israel jealous, according to Romans 11:11.

Unclean animals are unclean because they are God's scavengers. 
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"Understanding the Two Creations"

Understanding the two creations is very important because we can become confused when we start equating Jesus as the Creator in Genesis. Notice how Jesus Himself says that it was His Father who created Adam and Eve, not Himself.

Matthew 19:4 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He (the Father) who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female".

Mark 10:5-6 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation, God (the Father) ‘made them male and female.’

"Who was the "Us" in Genesis"

The Father sits on His throne in the heavens and all around His throne are angelic creatures.

1 Kings 22:19 Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left.

Isaiah 6:1-3 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!”

Isaiah saw what the throne room of God in heaven looked like. Surrounding the Father are His mighty Angels. When the Father speaks, He includes His helpers, His ministers of fire, which are His angels. Now notice carefully how when the Father asks, "Who shall I send" He includes the angels in His question.

Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Now let's bring this (inclusion) principle back to Genesis. When God created in Genesis He was still surrounded by His angels and they shouted for joy when the Father created everything.

Job 38:4-7 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

When the Father said, "Let us make man in our image" He was including His angels just like He did in Isaiah. But notice how when the Father actually created man He did the work Himself.

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness".

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

The Father created the world to come through Jesus, not the Genesis creation.

Hebrews 1:1-2 Adonai, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world to come.

In times past Adonia did not speak to us through His Son. He spoke to us in many different ways by way of His Spirit. 

1 Peter 1:10-11 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.

It's not until these last days that He is speaking to us through His Son, the man Yeshua/Jesus.

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.

Some will say that Hebrews 1:2 says that Adonia created the world in Genesis through Yeshua so that means Yeshua exited before Genesis. This is a misinterpretation of what Hebrews 1:2 is saying. Adnoai created the world to come through Yeshua, not the world that now is. The world to come is the Kingdom of God. Listen to how Hebrews 2:5 confirms which world is being referred to in Hebrews 1:2.

Hebrews 2:5 For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.

The kingdom of God has to do with principalities, powers, thrones and the authority of Church (the body of Christ). Notice the kingdom language in Colossians. The new creation that God created through Jesus has to do with things IN heaven and ON earth. It doesn't say Jesus created THE heaven and THE earth. This is not Genesis language relating to creating THE heaven and THE earth, the birds, the trees, the animals. Colossians is kingdom language.

Colossians 1:15-18 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.

This new creation is the kingdom of God's Son.

Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.

The resurrection of Jesus is the beginning of Adonia's new creation, which is identified all throughout the New Testament as the world to come or the Kingdom of God. Yeshua is the beginning of this new creation. He is the head of all things in His kingdom. 

Luke 23:42 Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.”

Luke 1:31-33 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

He is the firstborn from the dead as it relates to the new creation, the kingdom of God.

Revelation 3:14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God.

Adonai created a new man through the birth, life and death of Yeshua. This new man is the beginning of Adonia's new creation, the Kingdom of God in the world to come.

Ephesians 4:24 that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

The new man that we put on is Christ.

Galatians 3:26-27 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Adonai did not speak through Yeshua in the Old Testament neither did He creation Genesis through Jesus. He made the new creation through Jesus and He is speaking through Him in these last days through Whom He created the world to come, the Kingdom of God.

Luke 18:29-30 So He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the world to come eternal life.”

Matthew 12:32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this world or in the world to come.

The final work of the new creation will be glorious. It's what Peter spoke about and was looking forward to.

2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

In the new heavens and earth there will be no more death, pain or sorrow. All these things became part of the first creation because of sin but God will do away with them all in the new creation.

Revelation 21:3-5 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.

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