|Daily Bible Study
|The Plan of God
|In today's lesson we are going to learn "WHY" we are in flesh bodies, and "WHY" it is a necessary
part of the Plan of Salvation as outline by Jesus Christ Himself in John chapter 3, which we will
analyze in our next study. (Don't miss it!)
|Unfortunately, because most Christians have been kept totally ignorant of God's Word by church
systems* who have substituted religion and man's traditions for truth, they do NOT understand the
first part of the plan that Jesus Christ told Nicodemus. Actually, most don't even understand John
3:16. Their religious beliefs which they acquired growing up prevent them from reading and
understanding even plain English. And the blind shepherds can't and don't help them.
|* If you haven't read the "Letter to the Reader" which the translators wrote to the English speaking
peoples, like you and me, then by all means write to us or send an e-mail to us and request a free
copy. It will thoroughly document, among other things, how churches PURPOSELY keep Christians
CAPTIVE and IN THE DARK by withholding the light of the Word of God. You must read this
letter. It is so revealing that the "systems" have had it removed from the King James Bibles you buy
today! So chances are you don't even know about it! Do you?
|We have already seen and documented from the Word of God what happened in the first earth age,
the world that then was, and how Satan long ago caused 1/3 of God's children to fall away and turn
from Him. We learned that it was this "sin" of Satan that was "why" God, in His fierce anger,
destroyed that earth age, that beautiful prehistoric age when dinosaurs roamed the earth. At the same
time He postponed the FINAL JUDGMENT of His sons until after the Millennium and so ONLY
Satan at this point has been sentenced to PERISH in the lake of fire. All others AWAIT judgment!
That is why Satan is called "Death" and why he is called "the son of perdition", the "son who will
perish". Again, the rest of God's children will NOT be judged until AFTER the Millennium. (That of
course is with the exception of the ones who escape that final judgment by accepting Jesus Christ as
their savior that they might receive eternal life and not perish, as John 3:16 so plainly states.)
|But before we go to the Gospel of John, let's read what Peter has to say about the "Three Earth Ages"
beginning with "the world that then was", a phrase attributed to him.
|2 Peter 3:1
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure
minds by way of remembrance:
| That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy
prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
|This verse says that the words Peter is writing, including the knowledge of the first, second, and
third earth ages, do not contain any new revelations because they were spoken of by the holy
prophets. We have already read about the first earth age, etc., from Genesis, Proverbs,
Jeremiah, Isaiah, etc. It has been written there all this time and yet few people have ever read it,
much less studied it and taught it. Here is what Peter has to say about the last days, the days we
are living in now!
|2 Peter 3:3
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own
|Just substitute the words "left wing liberals" for the word "scoffers" and re-read the verse. Here
is the Greek word for "scoffers":
|empaiktes, emp-aheek-tace', Greek 1703; from Greek 1702 (empaizo); a derider, i.e. (by
implication) a false teacher :- mocker, scoffer.
|False teachers aren't just false religious teachers, of which there are many in these last days just
as Jesus said there would be. Many of those who educate others about past and current events,
i.e. newscasters and reporters, are falsely teaching when they "spin" the truth, aren't they?
| And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all
things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
|"There have been 'doomsday' prophets for millennia", they say. They do not believe that the
sand WILL RUN OUT of the hour glass. (You might call it the "hour of temptation glass".)
They either believe in evolution and that that process continues on, or they believe that this earth
was created in Gen. 1:1 and continues as it was from that beginning creation. NOT SO! God
wiped it out ONCE and it became "tohu va bohu". Peter explains it:
| For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of
old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
| Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
|They are willingly ignorant of the fact that the Word of God declares that the prehistoric age of
the "world that then was" PERISHED at the angry hand of Almighty God at the judgment of the
| But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in
store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
|And this earth age, the heavens and the earth which we are now living in, AWAIT the same fate
of judgment and sentencing to PERISH of those who will not repent and turn to their Father.
That "day" of judgment is the Great White Throne Judgment.
|So the Word of God says that He destroyed this earth before (the 1st heaven and earth age of
Gen. 1:1) and He'll do it again. Scoffers are totally ignorant of this fact. Even most Christians are
blind to it, but the Word of God declares it.
|2 Pet. 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a
thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
|One day to us is as a thousand years to the Lord, so things seem to happen rather slowly as we
perceive things. However...
| The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is
longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to
|Our Father is very patient because He does not want any of His children to suffer the same
judgment as Satan. It is His desire that all come to repentance, but unfortunately there will still
be some who will refuse.
| But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens
shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the
earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
|The word "elements" means "rudiments", not physical elements. The day of the Lord will come
as a surprise to all the willingly ignorant and spiritually blind! And you know what? Since there is
"nothing new under the sun" you can be sure that many in that first earth age didn't think our
Father would actually destroy everything then either. History repeats itself, even from that first
earth age! This heaven and earth age will PASS AWAY! Guaranteed!
| Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought
ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
| Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens
being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
|This earth age, this SECOND earth age, the heavens and the earth which are NOW, are going to
pass away with the coming of the Consuming Fire, who is our Father! Hebrews 12:29 "For our
God is a consuming fire."
|And the THIRD heaven and earth age, the time of eternal peace that we all look forward to, will
be ushered in just as He promised!
| Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new
earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
|Pause for reflection: We all realize that much of what has been presented so far in these studies
is not commonly taught by most churches, but as we discussed in our first study, it is up to each
of us to check things out in His Word for ourselves. We are accountable for our own beliefs.
Start by "checking out" the following scriptures which say "check things out for yourself".
|1 Thes. 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of
2 Tim. 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly
dividing the word of truth.
|So what is the Plan of God? We now know all about the first earth age and what happened, and
so we now have enough background to learn and understand "WHY" man is "BORN" in the
flesh. We are not going to take the time to quote the verses in Genesis that most everyone is
familiar with. Moses records in Genesis 2 that God made Adam's flesh body and breathed the
"Breath of Life" into it. That "Breath of life" was not the physical atmospheric air that Adam
was to inhale and exhale. It was the soul of His son Adam! It was Adam's "breath of life" body,
his spiritual body, which the eye cannot see. In other words, Adam was placed in a flesh body
and he became a living soul, he began to tabernacle (to temporarily dwell) in a flesh body, which
by the way, looked just like Adam before he was placed in it, because He made the flesh bodies
in the image of the Elohim, God and the angels, i.e. He and His sons!
|You see, when you are placed in the flesh body, you are bound by that flesh, i.e. you are stuck
in there, until as Eccles. 12:7 says, the silver cord is parted and YOU, your soul, your spirit,
goes back to the Father from whence it came and that flesh body you have been caged in goes
back to the elements of the earth and decays, never ever to be used again. It's gone! It is even
written in the Old Testament.
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be
broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
|These are all figures of speech meaning when a person dies, just like we say, "When a person
kicks the bucket"!
| Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God
who gave it.
|God put that spirit in that flesh body! The reason He did is so that SOUL could EXPERIENCE
DEATH and return home!
|WHY? To LEARN what will happen to them if they are JUDGED to DIE as Satan is!
|Because you see, in flesh bodies the sons of God can experience DEATH without losing their
souls! They can experience what it is like to PERISH so maybe they will shape up! ALL, I
repeat, ALL of the sons of God are to experience DEATH and you know what... for THAT
PURPOSE it really doesn't matter what "religion" they are while they dwell here, does it? Do
you know anyone of any religion who has been around for 200 years? EVERYONE DIES, don't
they? That is the one great lesson of the flesh! The good and the bad, they ALL die! We don't
even need the Word of God to tell us that. But we do need it to understand "WHY"!
|Before the final judgment, everyone will come down from heaven, from our "first habitation"
before the Gen. 1:1 creation (to which we returned after the destruction of the world that then
was), and dwell in a flesh body and DIE ONE TIME, and ONE TIME ONLY! Reincarnation is
|Check it out:
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
|The judgment occurs AFTER EVERYONE has experienced death, and NOT UNTIL! It is
written. Here is the Greek word for "appointed":
|apokeimai, ap-ok'-i-mahee, Greek 606; from Greek 575 (apo) and Greek 2749 (keimai); to be
reserved; figurative to await :- be appointed, (be) laid up.
|Did you know Jesus Christ said don't even worry about people who can kill your little old flesh
body, you are going to lose it anyway! It is written! Be concerned about loving our Father who
has the POWER to JUDGE YOUR SOUL TO PERISH in the lake of fire along with Satan!"
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear
[means to "revere"] Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
|But NO! Men and women get all worried about their pretty flesh bodies and preachers scare
them with lies into believing antichrist is going to zap people, and so the false preachers deceive
them more and "sell them" a bigger lie that they are going to fly away in some Rapturemobile
and be spared physical harm to their little old flesh. BIG DEAL! John the Baptist was beheaded.
Peter was crucified upside down! Many, many Christians have been martyred. Are you a
"chicken" or are you a Christian Soldier in the army of the living God. Your flesh is temporary
and the sooner you deal with that reality, the sooner you can stop being afraid and do some
fighting for the good of the rest of the sons of God who could be in big trouble at the judgment!
The Rapture theory is a selfish, unscriptural lie perpetuated by Biblical ignorance.
|Remember, in our next study we will read Christ's own words concerning the fact that all of the
sons of God are to be born of flesh, birthed from the bag of water, and then be born back into
their spiritual bodies through death, and return to heaven! NO ONE can be "saved" until they at
LEAST do that. Then when everyone has completed the appointed COMMAND to die in the
flesh, then and only then will the judgment occur! Even then, the judgment won't occur for
|You see, after the Millennium, Satan will be released for a short season to see HOW MANY
"STARS", sons of God, he can still draw away from God, AFTER everyone has Experienced
Death in the Flesh and AFTER ALL those who have not repented and accepted Jesus Christ as
their personal Savior by the time of that Death in the Flesh (which is the first death) have been
taught SELF DISCIPLINE by Jesus Christ Himself and His saints for 1000 YEARS, without
Satan's evil influence and without the lustful desires of the flesh!
|That, my friend, is the Plan of Salvation in a nutshell. Those who still follow after Satan at that
point, BY THEIR OWN FREE WILL, will have chosen DEATH for all eternity! Here's the
"checking out" of Satan's release following the Millennium:
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he
should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after
that he must be loosed a little season.
|It is worth repeating that you MUST go through the PROCESS of being born in the flesh.
Believe it or not there were some sons of God who refused to be born of woman and they came
right here and took to wife the daughters of Adam in Genesis chapter 6. (Send for our free
booklet on Genesis, Part 1, for further study.) The resulting union produced GIANTS* and God
brought about the flood of Noah to wipe them all out (though there was another influx of them
after the flood, which is where the giants came from that Israel faced when they crossed the
Jordan). God then rounded up those disobedient sons of God who came here and locked them in
jail, which lies across the great gulf in heaven (Luke 16) . They have completely BLOWN their
chance to see the kingdom of God, as we will read in Christ's own words in John 3.
|* There is much evidence on earth of the existence of giants (Goliath was 13 feet tall). You can
begin learning of that evidence by doing a search on Easter Island and Bashan.
|Also, read all of the Book of Jude, for he documents what these fallen angels [sons of God] did.
They left heaven, their own habitation, where everyone awaits their "appointed" time to be born
in a flesh body, and they DISOBEYED Hebrews 9:27 and John chapter 3 and they came to
earth without passing through the womb. Here's verse 6 of Jude:
And the angels [sons of God] which kept not their first estate, but left their own
habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of
the great day.
|These guys are history, archive material, clean out your locker! They weren't even judged yet
they have CHOSEN DEATH by their abominable decision to disobey and leave heaven and
come to earth and they WILL perish! You MUST be born of the bag of water, from the womb
|Note: The womb (meaning born in the flesh) temporarily wipes out all "memory" of the world
that then was, which leaves one innocent and free from prior influence to choose to love God or
follow Satan. That is what being "born innocent" means.
|In our next study, following our Lord's simple explanation to Nicodemus of those things we have
learned in this study, we will look at some "hard" scriptures and you will BE AMAZED at how
easy they now are to understand, whereas before no one could explain them to you! In fact, you
will know what they mean without explanation from someone else because through His Word
you are no longer ignorant of the "World That Then Was" and what happened there!
|REMINDER: If you are planning to attend the Passover 2000 in Hershey, PA, April 1st & 2nd
with The King's Chapel, you must be pre-registered. Information and registration forms are
available at Http://www.kingschapel.org/Passovr1.htm
|Continue to part 6|