THE LAST GREAT REVIVAL HAS STARTED Volume 1, Lesson 1
It’s not hard to notice there’s a lot of trouble in the world. There are a lot of changes taking place. Everything seems to be changing. Nations are being rearranged, economies are faltering and in the United States church attendance is declining and the moral fiber of our nation is eroded. Our lives are being severely impacted and politicians seem to be helpless to do anything to remedy the situation, in fact, they seem to be contributing to unemployment and our financial decline. Most Christians are at a loss for even a clue as to what’s going on. We know that all these things are in God’s plan. Without condemnation we know it’s because Christians have not been exposed to the full meaning of God’s word.
People are searching for answers in all the wrong places. Now is not a time to be backslidden or found outside the kingdom of God because it’s time people of God understand the mandated mission of God and the plan of God. Those who immerse themselves in the word are excited. The prophets of old would die to be living in these times as the final phase of God 7000 year plan of redemption progresses.
Isaiah 2 go through, go through the gates, prepare the way of the people; cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.
Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, say ye to the daughter of Zion, , behold thy salvation,, behold his re-ward is with him, and his work before him.
And they shall call them, the holy people, the retained of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, sought out, a city not forsaken.
Again, without placing blame, it is time to understand and expose the paganism that has infiltrated the religions and denominations of the world in order to understand the true word of God. If you are truly seeking to understand God’s plan this is a study for you. We will declare here it is not our intent to bash any religion denomination or anyone involved with them, but rather to guide you to a more complete understanding of the word of God and his redemptive plan.
Question: how do we find the truth with so many very, diverse interpretations of the word?
Answer: We returned to the original word of God.
Revival begins when we put aside our study of the unknown where we have to put a spin on it to make it comfortable and study the known, undeniable word of God.
The Bible was written in Hebrew, by Hebrews, for the sake of Hebrews, given by a Hebrew speaking God. We should then study it through the filters of the Hebrew language and the Hebrew culture which is the same basis God used to write it.
Before you reject this, consider these facts:
Paul stated God speaks in Hebrew.
Zep 3:9 - tells us Hebrew will be the language of his kingdom.
Jesus, John and Paul were Jewish rabbis.
85% of the New Testament is a restatement of the Old Testament.
So all of Scripture agrees. The known is the consistencies of Scripture on which we must dwell to find the truth. Jesus said in Matthew 5:17 that the law of God as stated in the first five books of the Bible stand as God’s government, His Character and His standard. We can conclude therefore, Christians are under both law and grace. Law if we wish to please God and grace if we fall short. God is interested in the desire of your heart, not whether or not you are perfect. We have fallen victim to the theologies of man trying to make God in the image of man, which is in opposition to God’s plan of making man into his image. John, Paul and Jesus were Jewish Rabbis and Jewish Rabbis know the Bible by heart. We know that Paul could recite the entire Bible from memory before he turned 13 years old. John and Paul, like Jesus never abandoned the Old Testament, the complete Bible in Jesus day. The old and the new Testaments agree and if we see they don't we can be sure we are not understanding it properly. God is consistent. He has a purpose for his creation which is the establishment of His kingdom here on this Earth. How do we know wheter or not we are pleasing God. It's not just our opinion you know. It's not what others think of us. So How do we know? We don’t have to wonder. He wrote the instructions down for us.
Matthew 5:17 Jesus said:
“think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill..
For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no way pass from the law, till all or fulfilled.”
With these words Jesus he deleted the division that man has installed between the Testaments. I say to you now, it’s all God’s word from Genesis to Revelation stated and restated through countless lives and their stories. Jesus spoke in parables for a greater understanding of the points he wanted to emphasize. These parables are also supported by the patterns in the entire Bible. It’s important to realize this because that’s God’s way of teaching us. We have been taught through a Greco-Roman mindset which supplies few straight answers for us and leads to confusion and contradictions in our understanding of the various Scriptures. The reason there are so many discrepancies is that the Hebrew language cannot be interpreted over linguistic lines. One Hebrew word can have a number of different meanings, therefore, translators must choose from as many as 12 different meanings of one translated word. It often time takes one or more sentences to translate one Hebrew word. Compound this when Hebrew is translated first into Greek, then into English, and the original concepts are lost in the translation.
The Greco Roman mindset is always linear, having beginning and end and fits things into timelines called dispensations. The Hebrew mindset and the character of God always views things as cyclical. One example of this is God’s plan. The Greek view is man fell, and God will pick and choose those who will be redeemed and go to heaven. Those chosen will be translated out of here into heaven for eternity. This is escapism. Secondly, in the Greco-Roman mindset the church replaces Israel. This is contrary to Scripture. The Greco Roman mindset has man escaping through death into a blissful life in heaven and all of Israel going to hell. This is in direct contradiction to scripture. God says all Israel will be saved. In fact scripture bares out only Israel will be saved. Boy, I'll bet that stirred you up. Well don't worry, if you love Jesus and have made Him your Lord, you are Hebrew. Check Romans Chapters Nine, Ten and Eleven. Jesus was Hebrew you know, and Israel is God's chosen people. So quit being anti-semetic as you have been taught.
The Hebrew acknowledges that God created man and gave him dominion over the earth to rule and reign with God. God has not changed his plan and implemented a seven day plan( 7000 years) to return mankind to the status God originally gave him in the Garden of Eden. Based on all Scripture and God’s patterns given to us in Scripture and the end of the book of revelation, it is clear the Hebrew view is more accurate.
So God conveys His message to us in parables, and patterns, through the lives and the stories of the Bible and finally, through the Hebrew culture.
Hebrew scholars tell us there 72 layers to God’s word. The word of God is like a diamond, multi-faceted. The more times you read it, the more ways it will speak to you. The word is alive. It is a two edge sword dividing even the bone and morrow.
In the lesson’s to come we will begin to study the methods we should use to correctly understand the Bible