|Daily Bible Study
|The Plan of God
|Why are you here? How did you get here? Where did you come from? What happens to you when
you die? Volumes and volumes of books have been written in an attempt to answer these questions by
philosophers, theologians, scientists, and theorists who suppose they are philosophers, theologians, or
scientists. Of course no matter how brilliant man thinks he is, these are all questions that cannot be
answered using the scientific method, because the answers lie beyond the veil which separates the
flesh dimension from the spiritual dimension. And flesh man, without the help of God, cannot step
into that spiritual dimension and retrieve the answers. So just as man will never be able to place "love"
or an "attitude" under a microscope and see either one, he cannot answer the spiritual questions above
by any physical means available to him "under the sun", apart from God, though he keeps on trying.
|That means if one is inclined to mentally and spiritually stay on this side of the veil and deny even the
possibility of a creator who lies beyond the boundary of the physical realm, then he or she will never
reach an understanding of any of the opening four questions. Furthermore, those predisposed to that
position will remain void of wisdom and common sense and go through life either admitting they are
agnostics, meaning they are "ag - knowledge", i.e. "know nothings", or they will be so ignorant as to
believe without any credible evidence that they are the end result of organic slime which after billions
and billions of years spontaneously and miraculously aligned enough atoms at the same time in order
to form enough molecules at the same time in order to form enough amino acids at the same time in
order to form enough proteins at the same time in order to form a single cell of life. This
astronomically improbable event must then occur enough times for one of the cells to survive and
figure out how to reproduce itself and repeat that process until it can figure out what it would like to
evolve into. From this point on the story becomes ridiculous.
|You see, if evolution were true, then it would be an ongoing process, right? Therefore we should be
able to see creatures and animals between stages of development. So where is there an almost man
alive today? Where is there a fish whose fins are almost legs, or legs that are almost wings? Show me
an almost Rose! Where is there an almost anything? There is none! And there never was, i.e. there
are no intermediary creatures to be found in the fossil records either. It is pretty difficult to claim you
have a chain when ALL the links are missing.
|Now suppose one has at least enough wits about them to recognize that order and complexity do not
happen accidentally and that a creator is required in order to have a creation and a law giver is
required in order to have a law.
|Note: You can easily test a person's ability to acknowledge a creator by showing them a horse and car
side by side. Try explaining that the car is the result of nuts and bolts and wires and glass and rubber
and leather (forget where they all came from) all spontaneously and miraculously aligning themselves
in a big bin (given enough time). Of course, they won't believe your explanation. They will readily
admit that a car requires a car manufacturer and that it is astronomically improbable (make them say
the word "impossible" if you can) for such a thing to occur. Now try the same explanation of the
horse, which is a much more complex machine than the car. Believe it or not, many will say that the
horse does not require a horse manufacture, just billions and billions of years of happenstance. Go
|But even if a person believes in a Creator, he or she is not "out of the woods" yet in being able to
answer our four questions, anymore than just knowing the car was manufactured tells you where or
when or how it was made. For that you must inquire of the correct manufacturer. However, since this
is a Bible Study we will presuppose that you believe in a Creator, and not just any Creator, but the
Creator God of the Bible which claims to be His Word, the information directly from the correct
manufacturer. Now the problem is, can you read and understand the manual?
|You may be asking yourself by now, "What's the purpose of this lengthy introduction?" It is simply to
prepare your mind to think and understand that Jesus Christ informed you and me that the number
one SIGN of this final generation is the GREAT probability that you and I have been deceived by
Christian ministers and preachers.
|So before we begin with our study of the Plan of God from His Word and His works, which will
conclusively answer the four questions, we must pause and consider for a moment that we might be
deceived. Ask the question, "If a person is deceived, would he (or she) know it?" The answer is NO
HE WOULD NOT! No one who is deceived knows or believes he is deceived, for that is the very
definition of deception. Here's the word "deceive" as defined in Webster's Dictionary:
|deceive; "to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid".
|Have you ever heard anyone say, "Hi John! Guess what? I'm deceived." What would you say in
response, "How do you know?" And he or she answers, "Because what I believe to be true is actually
false." You say, "Well, if you know it's false then you can't believe it is true, can you? So you are not
|The point is, you cannot KNOW that you are deceived. The information and knowledge that you
possess may indeed be false, but you do not know it to be false, nor believe it to be so. BUT, you can
(and should) assume that you are or might be deceived. Here are the first warning words of Jesus
Christ concerning our day:
And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying,
Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of
the end of the world?
| And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
| For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
|Do you believe Jesus Christ? He said many shall come in "His name"! His name is Jesus Christ
and they come representing Him, as His ministers, saying, "Yep, Jesus is the Christ, the
Messiah", and people then believe the rest of what they say as if their authority comes from God.
|Just how wide spread is this deception? Well, when Satan shows up as the false messiah (Rev.
12:7-9) the whole world will believe he is Jesus, which in reality means they must already be
mentally and spiritually prepared to accept him, i.e. they are already deceived. In fact, if a
person is still trying to figure out what the "Mark of the Beast" is, they already have it and don't
know it. (We will learn more about that "mark" later on and how it relates to God's Plan.)
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which
deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out
|So in view of these scriptures, "What is the probability that you are deceived*?" You should
consider the chance that you are NOT deceived in this final generation to be about the same as
your chance of winning the million dollar lottery today. The odds are not good in your favor.
Would you stake your eternal salvation on your chance of winning the lottery today? Then "take
heed" as Jesus warned!
|Note: The phrase "the whole world" is a generalization and means "the majority of the whole",
which leaves room for some exception. It is written that God's very elect, a minority of people
indeed, will not be deceived even for a moment.
|Finally, there are two more important aspects of deception to be considered. The first is that
even if one is able to educate people to see and understand what deception is, most really don't
think it applies individually to them and they still believe that what they believe is true! It is a
little like telling people they are going to die, especially younger people. They intellectually know
that is true, but individually they don't think or sense that it applies to them, at least not for
today. The same holds true when tomorrow becomes today!
|The final aspect to consider about deception is that if a person has believed something erroneous
for a long time, perhaps a lifetime, when he hears something that contradicts that belief, though
it may be the "gospel truth" as they say, he usually dismisses it as being odd or cultist or
whacko, even when given irrefutable documentation along with it. The higher critics and the
main stream media will aid him in his rejection of truth as being controversial. Then too, it takes
a man or woman of courage to seek the truth and even greater courage to accept that truth,
especially if it is not the majority or even a popular view. After all, who wants to be alone and
take a stand like Noah or Elijah or David or Daniel or Jesus Christ?
|Let's now begin to think and study about the Plan of God.
|Consider the following foundation scripture:
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that
they are without excuse:
|God made His creation the way He made it with great purpose, so that we can understand the
INVISIBLE things from the CREATION of the world, even His power and Godhead, even His
marvelous Plan and the answer to our four questions. If you understand the depth of this verse,
Romans 1:20, you then know that we can actually SEE in "Physical type" that which is Spiritual,
beyond the veil. The physical type then becomes a second witness that documents the Word of
God and vice versa.
|There is a REASON WHY a human being begins his or her flesh experience from an act of love
whereby an egg is begotten by a seed, which forms an embryo that attaches to the mother's
womb, and is then incubated for 40 weeks in a water world of its own, until it is born into the
world as a newborn baby, completely helpless and unable to care for itself, totally dependent on
its mother and father to care for it and sustain its life.
|There is a REASON WHY human beings grow to become male or female and a reason why the
two are designed to become one, whereby a family is created with a Father and a Mother and
children. God could have made things any way He so chose, but He made them for our
understanding as Rom. 1:20 declares so that the Word of God and the Creation of God
|So let's now consider another question. Suppose you were all alone in the world. Would you be
happy and content? I mean look at the advantages; there wouldn't be any people problems, there
wouldn't be any crime, there wouldn't be any bills to pay or bosses to answer to, and you would
be rich because you could claim everything as your own. But would you be happy for very
long? You know you wouldn't be!
|You know it would be much more wonderful and pleasurable to have someone to love and to
share everything with and better yet, to have someone who loved you too! Well, our Father is
no different. In the eternity past, as we will document, He was all alone and He desired a Family
to share everything with and to love and who would love Him in return!
|Most people suppose that the Plan of God starts with Genesis 1:1, but it does not! The creation
of the heavens and the earth start there (for they had a beginning), but the Family Plan itself
began before Gen. 1:1 happened, yes, before the beginning, in what we call the eternity past. We
find it recorded in the book of wisdom, in the Proverbs of Wisdom, chapter 8. Before there ever
was an earth our Father existed and wisdom was with Him. We read concerning wisdom:
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
|We will see in this chapter and in 2 Pet. 3 that Gen. 1:1 were His works of old. This is before
| I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
|Again for emphasis, this is before the earth came into being.
| When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains
abounding with water.
| Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
| While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the
dust of the world.
| When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face
of the depth:
|When He did create the heavens and the earth, wisdom remained with Him.
| When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the
| When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his
commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
| Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing
always before him;
| Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of
|Though wisdom was with God from the eternity past, His hearts desire (his delight) was to have
sons, i.e. a family. So He created the souls of all His children for His pleasure, the pleasure of
companionship and love. That is WHY you were created! (We will show later that He gave us
free will and explain what that is.)
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created
all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
|NOW we come to the beginning and in our next study we will see that God prepares a
magnificent and beautiful, perfect HOME for His family. He will call it "Earth" and His children
will shout for joy!
|Continue to part 2|