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The Big Picture

A bible summary

John A Study

The Big Picture

1. The Big Picture 2. The Big Lie 3. The Justice 4. The Structure 5. The Millennium

Scripture in quotations Copyright 2010 John A Study

1 The Big Picture

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

What does this mean? In the bible there is one Father God almighty, and his only Son, who together created the entire universe. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. Father and Son made mankind in their image, for their own pleasure and also to rule the animals on land and the creatures of the sea. Let Us make man in our image and let them have dominion over the creatures of the land and sea. He also offered mankind part of a higher purpose. He wanted a bride for Jesus, so that they would bless the whole world. All people will be blessed through you. This bride (the church) must demonstrate exceptional faith. Her reward will ultimately be immortality. Neither angels nor animals are selected to be Jesus bride. Christ Jesus has brought life and immortality to light. He has given us very great and precious promises, so that you may share in the divine nature. I will give him the right to sit with me on my throne. After the bride has been chosen for Jesus, there will be a huge wedding. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give Him glory because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has prepared herself. Untold millions of bridesmaids and groomsmen will be present.

The Big Picture

There was a vast multitude from every nation which no one could number standing before the throne and before the Lamb. The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. Go into the main streets, and invite everyon e you find to the wedding banquet. Then comes the honeymoon, and then, children. But who will be the children of Jesus and his bride? A new race? New creatures? No. The resurrected masses of humanity. For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Imagine! The entire world will be resurrected from first death, not just Christians! Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in their graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth. Christ Jesus gave himself a ransom for all. Jesus and his bride (the church) will come down from heaven to raise their children on earth. I also saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband. The holy couple are given a thousand years to wed and raise their children until all is presented to God in the great Jubilee. Then comes the end, when He [Jesus] hands over the kingdom to God the Father. Talk about a gift! Then all will worship Father and Son in perfect harmony. So that God may be all in all. But how to choose this bride? After all, immortality is no small matter. Not even Satan is immortal. He [Jesus] will crush your head. There must be a test, some way to try the hearts of men. Many are called, but few are chosen. One must demonstrate faith almost as great as Jesus. Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by Gods heavenly call in Christ Jesus. That Test, is Evil

2 The Big Lie

You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like the gods.
Is this right? Satan is the archenemy of God the Father. You were an anointed guardian cherub. From the day you were created you were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you. He is ambitious. I will ascend to the heavens; I will set up my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of the [gods] assembly. I will ascend above the highest clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. He is also vicious. Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. Satan tested his wiles in the Garden of Eden. The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there He placed the man [Adam] He had formed. Now the serpent [Satan] was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. Did God really say, You cant eat from any tree in the garden?. Eve said, We may eat but about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, You must not touch it or eat it or you will die. No! You will not die, said Satan.

The Big Lie Not die?? Because their souls were immortal? So she took some of its fruit and ate. Satan was pleased. He deceived Eve. God moved to protect Adam and Eve. Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out, and also take from the tree of life, and live forever. So the Lord God sent him away and stationed cherubim with a flaming, whirling sword to guard the way to the tree of life. God protected them with death?? By allowing them to die, God opened the way for a savior to substitute their penalty. In this way they will have a second chance to choose good or evil, having had experience with both. Everything sinful must ultimately be destroyed like Satan. All sinners will be destroyed; the future of the wicked will be cut off. The longings of the wicked will come to nothing. God wants to save his creation. I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked. First death is temporary; restoration and potential eternal life follow. Did Adam & Eve only die spiritually? No; God removed the trees of life so that body and spirit alike died. Maybe only the body died? What happens to your soul? Did Jesus die? Where did he go? What does it mean to die? What is the relationship between body, soul, and spirit? Is your soul immortal? Where did reincarnation, praying to the dead, witchcraft, and soul sleep come from? Fear not he who can destroy the body only, but fear him [God] who can destroy body AND soul in Gehenna (hell). Gehenna was the trash heap outside Jerusalems walls. Fires were kept burning continuously to consume the trash. This is a picture of second death. The victor will never be harmed by the second death. Remember the curse on Satan? He [Jesus] will crush your head. Satan will be destroyed eventually. And the beast and the false prophet were thrown into the lake of fire [Gehenna]. This is the second death, the lake of fire. Satan is a mere mortal! Yet he runs around telling everybody their souls are immortal! (You will be like the gods) Not!

The Big Lie Where does your soul go? There is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in the grave. Is there torture in the grave? Genesis says, The Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground [body] and breathed the breath of life [spirit] into his nostrils, and the man became a living being [soul]. Soul equals body + spirit. Why do we die? Is it because were sinful? Yes. Unfortunately, we cant help it, because were born sinful! Sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned. We all die because we inherit one mans sin! The difference is that Adam started out perfect; we didnt. Adam started out perfect! Jesus also started perfect because he was not of Adams seed, rather Gods seed through the Holy Spirit. So we all die no matter what, and well all come back to life no matter what! When we come back to life, we will be judged individually, rather than dying because of someone elses sin. Incidentally, if Adam wasnt a real person, the whole of Christian theology collapses! (But thats another book). He redeemed my soul from going down the pit, and I will live to enjoy the light. Jesus redeemed our souls from first death, but we only get one do-over. For Christ also suffered for sins once for all. There is no second resurrection. For it is impossible to renew to repentance those who tasted the powers of the coming age, because they are recrucifying the Son of God. After second life [the coming age], you either live eternally or youre completely burnt up and annihilated. Comparing first and second death, If anyone disregards Moses law, he dies without mercy, based on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think one will deserve who has trampled on the Son of God, and insulted the Spirit of grace? It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!

3 The Justice
Comfort, comfort My people, says your God. Her time of servitude is over, her iniquity has been pardoned

What happens before second death? I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Thy dead men shall live; together with my dead body shall they arise. The earth shall cast out the dead. Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming, in which all that are in their graves shall come forth. Second life precedes second death. Many will never die a second time, but will live forever. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish ever! No one will snatch them out of My hand. This is good news! For God wants everyone to come to a knowledge of the truth and be saved. But isnt God mean and vindictive? Didnt he command Israel to slaughter entire nations? Werent Sodom & Gomorrah destroyed? Then the Lord rained burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord out of the Sky. He overthrew these cities, the entire plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and whatever grew on the ground. Ouch! Fire and brimstone! But check this out: I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom. Sodom and her daughters and Samaria and her daughters will return to their former estate. What??

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Arent the Sodomites burning in hell? I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked person should turn from his way and live. Repent of your evil ways! The Sodomites didnt repent the first time around, but maybe they will the second! How could God be so gracious to give them a second chance? God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us! The only way to live eternally is by the name of Jesus. If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved [eternally]. What about Moses, Abraham, King David, Isaiah, and the Israelites? Are they burning in hell because they didnt know the name of the Messiah? No! Paul declares, And so all Israel shall be saved [resurrected]. The truth is that hell is second death. First death is always referred to as sleep. But as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all. That includes torture and pain. Lazarus has died, but I am journeying there to awake him from sleep. Rather than burn in hell, we will all sleep peacefully. Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake. Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you. At the end of several centuries of earthly paradise, they will be tested when Satan is loosed from his prison. Many will choose to follow Satan and spite Jesus. Satan will be released from his prison and go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth. This will all unfold in the Millennium.

4 The Structure
The stone that the builders have rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

What is this? And he will bring out the capstone accompanied by shouts of: Grace, grace to it! On that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the center of the land of Egypt and a pillar to the Lord near her border. It will be a sign and witness to the Lord of Hosts in the land of Egypt. Where were you when I established the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who fixed its dimensions? Certainly you know! Whe stretched a measuring line across it? What supports its foundations? Or who laid its cornerstone while the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Have you never read in the scriptures: the stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This came from the Lord and is wonderful in our eyes? Therefore the Lord God said: Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable. Unshakable? Many know the chief cornerstone to represent Jesus, but a sign at the center and border of Egypt? There is only one such place, at the edge of the Gizeh plateau. The sign which has a chief cornerstone at

The Structure The top is the great pyramid of Gizeh! There are several unique things about this four thousand plus year old structure, the only one of seven wonders of the ancient world still standing. There is an internal boss made of granite that measures 1.001 British inches. If you measure the internal passage ways an inch for a year, they map out exactly the dates of Adam, Noah, the Exodus out of Egypt, Martin Luther, Jesus birth and death, etc. Many internal and external measurements correspond to the solar year, lunar month, distance to the sun, etc. Either God himself designed this structure or some aliens or super civilization knew the future. We take the former view, since the pyramid is mentioned several places in the bible [quoted at the beginning of this chapter]. God gave Noah details for the Ark, Moses the design for the Tabernacle, and David the dimensions for the Temple. Seth was given the design for the great pyramid. Some surmise that Adams curse was merely spiritual death since he died the day he ate the fruit. Certainly his communion with God was severely marred by that sin, but was that day 24 hours? Altogether, Adam lived 930 years, and then he died. Neither his body nor his spirit lived forever because God removed the trees of life. With the Lord one day is like 1,000 years, and 1,000 years like one day. The bible indicates that Adam was created 4128 B.C. This is verified in the pyramid. Both 1,000 and 7,000 year days are measured in the pyramid. Adam & Eve were created in the sixth day. God rested on the seventh. This seventh day began with Adams sin and began Satans rule. God will destroy Satan and create anew in the eighth day. Jesus was very active healing and preaching on Sabbaths. Now if a child can be circumcised on the Sabbath so that the law of Moses may not be broken, why are you angry with me for healing the whole man on the Sabbath? Indeed, Jesus, the great physician, will heal all mankind in the great Millennial Sabbath.

5 The Millennium
They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1000 years. The second has no power over these, but they will be priests of God and the Messiah.

Imagine coming back to life. Now imagine your mother and father coming back. Then your sister, aunt, best friend, and grandparents. Eventually everyone all the way back to Adam & Eve is alive again. God blessed them, and God said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth. Not only that, but their memories will be clear. Further imagine that no one can hurt another. They will not do what is evil or destroy on My entire holy mountain. For My peoples lives will be like the lifetime of a tree. And, Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years; he who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed. First Jesus must wrest our world from Satan, Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world [Satan] will be driven out. How can anyone enter a strong mans house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man [Satan]? Then he can rob his house. The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign forever and ever! This will take a few centuries. As it was

The Millennium

In the days of Noah, so it will be at the presence of the Son of Man. In order for Jesus to hand his kingdom back to the Father, everything must be perfect. Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. This will take a full 1,000 year Sabbath when Jesus will heal all mankind. Every sin must come into the light, every relationship must be healed. There is nothing covered that wont be uncovered, and nothing hidden that wont be made known. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. For those who have lived decent lives this will be easy. The sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy. The desert will bloom like the rose. For those who have serious crimes to hide, it will be much harder. Imagine Hitler or Stalin having to face all their victums! A time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come out those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment. The beauty is that even the wicked will have several centuries to turn from their former ways and live forever! Now if the wicked person turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is just and right, he will certainly live; he will not die [second death]. When will the Millennium start? We have the biblical chronology and the great pyramid to tell us. For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. The kingdom of God is not coming with outward show; no one

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Will say, Look here, or Look there. The kingdom will be set up slowly and in stealth, as Jesus robs Satan of his control. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years. After Satan has been thoroughly bound, mankind will be born again literally. All relationships must be righted, and all sin wrung out. You must purge the evil from among you. The children of the Millennium will be tested at the end by Satan one last time. When the 1,000 years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth. Before Jesus hands over the Kingdom to our Father, [second] death itself will be destroyed. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. Death and Hades were thrown in the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire [Gehenna]. And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. Then the reward. Look! Gods dwelling is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will exist no longer; grief, crying, and pain will exist no longer, because the previous things have passed away. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Then he showed me the river of living water, sparkling life crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the broad street [of the city]. On both sides of the river was the tree of life bearing 12 kinds of fruit, producing its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree are for healing the nations, and there will no longer be any curse. And they will reign forever and ever. Amen! Come Lord Jesus!

1 The Big Picture Matthew 6:9 Page 3 John 1:3, Genesis 1:26, 12:3, 2 Timothy 1:10, 2 Peter 1:4, Revelation 3:21, 19:7 Page 4 Revelation 9:7, Matthew 22:2, John 3:17, 5:28, 1 Timothy 2:6, Revelation 21:2, 1 Corinthians 15:24, 15:28, Genesis 3:15, Matthew 22:14, Philippians 3:13 2 The Big Lie Genesis 3:4 Page 5 Ezekiel 28:14, Isaiah 14:13, 1 Peter 5:8, John 8:44, Genesis 2:8, 3:1 Page 6 Genesis 3:6, 3:22 Psalm 37:38, 112:10, Ezekiel 33:11, Matthew 10:28, Revelation 2:11, Genesis 3:15, Revelation 19:20, 20:14 Page 7 Ecclesiastes 9:10, Genesis 2:7, Romans 5:12, Job 33:28, 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 6:4, 10:28 3 The Justice Isaiah 40:1 Page 8 Hosea 13:14, Isaiah 26:19, John 5:28, 10:28, 1 Timothy 2:3, Genesis 19:24, Ezekiel 16:53 Page 9 Ezekiel 33:11, Romans 5:8, 10:9, 11:26, Ecclesiastes 9:5, John 11:11, Daniel 12:2, Ephesians 5:14, Revelation 20:7 4 The Structure Psalm 118:22 Page 10 Zachariah 4:7, Isaiah 19:19, Job 38:4, Matthew 21:42, Isaiah 28:16 Page 11 Genesis 5:5, 2 Peter 3:8, John 7:23 5 The Millennium Revelation 20:4 Page 12 Genesis 1:28, Isaiah 11:9, 65:20, John 12:31, Mark 3:27, Revelation 11:15 Page 13 Matthew 24:37, 5:48, 2 Samuel 22:33, Luke 8:17, 6:38, Malachi 4:2, Isaiah 35:5, 35:1, John 5:28, Ezekiel 18:21, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, Luke 17:20 Page 14 Revelation 20:2, Deuteronomy 17:7, Revelation 20:7, 1 Corinthians 15:26, Revelation 20:14, 21:3, 1 Corinthians 2:9, Isaiah 55:12, Revelation 22:1

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