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The Rise Of The Anti-Christ, Dr. Ed Hindson
Daniel 11:37 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Anti-Christ may be a homosexual. Listen carefully to Dr. Hindson’s description of the Anti-Christ.
“He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all.”
John 16:7-14 New American Standard Bible
Concerning the restrainer (vs 8-10 show the influence that believers have through the indwelling Presence of God’s Holy Spirit.)
7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; 11 and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 But when He,the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.
This post will be the first of many, scanning God’s Holy Word from Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21. There is no lesson plan to follow, other than the guidance of God’s Holy Spirit. Videos will be used to open each post, although there may be no relationship to the post text, but will relate to the overall series. The purpose of each post is to create an environment of learning that will encourage a further sharing of the information that is being provided. Two biases will be very obvious to anyone who reads these posts, which are God’s love for Israel (Jeremiah 31:3), and His love for the Church (Ephesians 5:25). In the following two verses of scripture, notice the action words that are used to illustrate God’s love.
Jeremiah 31:3 New Living Translation (NLT)
Long ago the Lord said to Israel:“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
Ephesians 5:25 New Living Translation (NLT)
25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her
Post 1. Destruction of Perfection
Genesis 1:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:31 New American Standard Bible (NASB) God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Genesis 2:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. 2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. (The sabbath, or seventy day rest, is not mentioned again until Exodus 16:23, which was appx 2513 years later…per Scofield Study Bible).
From Genesis 2:4 through 3:12, we see the creation of Adam and Eve and the fall of Adam and Eve.
In Genesis 3:3, we see the first lie of all mankind: “You shall not … touch it…” (see Gen 2:15-17, “you shall not eat from it.”)
From Genesis 3:13 through 3:19, we see the punishment and the curse that resulted from the fall.
Genesis 3:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.
Genesis 3:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. (In this verse we see that Adam and Eve resorted to their own power to cover their nakedness, by using fig leaves.)
3:7 opened…knew…sewed. The innocence noted in 2:25 had been replaced by guilt and shame (vv. 8–10), and from then on they had to rely on their conscience to distinguish between good and their newly acquired capacity to see and know evil. (Mac Arthur Study Bible note).
Genesis 3:21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. (In this verse we see the first blood sacrifice, whereby God provided animal skins to cover the nakedness of Adam and Eve.)
3:21 tunics of skin. The first physical deaths should have been the man and his wife, but it was an animal—a shadow of the reality that God would someday kill a substitute to redeem sinners. (MacArthur Study Bible note)
From Gen 1:1 until the time of the sin/fall of Adam and Eve, everything in creation was perfect (Gen 1:31). From the first lie, until the eating of the forbidden fruit, only three verses separated the two. Consider how quickly the effects of sin, and collateral sin, can destroy a person’s life. The perfection that fell can easily be determined, as follows. Anything that we see in our fallen world today is a result of the fall and the resulting curse. For instance, after the fall, there have been many tears from our eyes. There have been death, mourning, crying and pain, in amounts and degrees that may have proven to be unbearable. So, let’s consider the effects of the fall, which did not happen until Adam sinned. Let’s pay special attention to the horrors of “death,” which was not a part of God’s plan.
Romans 5:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned -”
Based on this verse, there was “no death” until Adam sinned. There were no pre-historic cave men and women who died millions of years prior to the time that Adam sinned. Consider Genesis 1:31, “it was very good.” There were no natural phenomena, such as storms, excessive heat or cold. There were no instances of little dogs being eaten by alligators (I think that you get the picture…everything was perfect before the fall, and nowhere near perfect after the fall. In other words, ever since the fall, “the world has been a mess.”).
A Glimpse Of God’s Plan Of Redemption Of Mankind
1 Corinthians 15:21-22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
21 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
Death is a surety. Eternal life can also be a surety.
Job knew of God’s promise of eternal life. There is a song that matches the words of the KJV,”My Redeemer.”
Job 19:25 King James Version (KJV) (1520 BC.)
25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter-day upon the earth:
God’s Plan For Perfection Using Israel.
Genesis 3:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed;
He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”
MacArthur Study Note. Notice “seed of woman/eve.” First prophecy of the virgin birth of Jesus. It is with normal reproduction that the seed of man brings about a conception. But, in this verse, the wording relates to the “seed of woman.”
3:15 After cursing the physical serpent, God turned to the spiritual serpent, the lying seducer, Satan, and cursed him.bruise your head…bruise His heel. This “first gospel” is prophetic of the struggle and its outcome between “your seed” (Satan and unbelievers, who are called the Devil’s children in John 8:44) and her seed (Christ, a descendant of Eve, and those in Him), which began in the garden. In the midst of the curse passage, a message of hope shone forth—the woman’s offspring called “He” is Christ, who will one day defeat the Serpent. Satan could only “bruise” Christ’s heel (cause Him to suffer), while Christ will bruise Satan’s head (destroy him with a fatal blow). Paul, in a passage strongly reminiscent of Gen. 3, encouraged the believers in Rome, “And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly” (Rom. 16:20). Believers should recognize that they participate in the crushing of Satan because, along with their Savior and because of His finished work on the cross, they also are of the woman’s seed. For more on the destruction of Satan, see Heb. 2:14, 15; Rev. 20:10..
God has a plan for correcting things of the world, and returning “all things” to their “pre-fall” state.
Revelation 21:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The New Heaven and Earth
1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”
Let’s say it again” “…Behold, I am making all things new…”
God’s Plan At A Glance “To Make All Things New.”
God will use “the seed of woman” to bring about the Messiah, Jesus, through the Jews. He will be the Redeemer of fallen mankind; the Redeemer who was made known to Job. (Job 19:25)
Factors That Show The Jews Being Favored By God To Bring The Messiah Into The World As A Savior
Deuteronomy 7:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.
Jeremiah 31:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
3 The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness.
Zechariah 2:8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
John 4:22 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
(More to come in future posts)