God’s Plan and the Bible

Number 2

God created all things for His pleasure.

Revelation 4:11,”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.”

God’s plan is to reproduce Himself and this plan is revealed in the Bible.

One of the least understood things about God’s plan is that God is a family.

God is creating sons and daughters to be in the Family of God.

Ephesians 3:14-15

14 “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,”

15 “Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,”

We are sons and daughters of God, and Jesus is our eldest brother.

God is reproducing Himself.

Genesis 1:26-27

26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

Romans 8:14-17

14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

16 “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”

17 “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.”

II Corinthians 6:18, “And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”

God our Father is a God. Jesus, our elder brother is a God and we are Sons of God. We are Gods and we will rule with Jesus.

I Corinthians 6:2-3

2 “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?”

3 “Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”

Revelation 3:9, “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”

Psalms 82:6, “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.”

John 10:34-36

34 “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?”

35 “If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;”

36 “Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?”

God is choosing His Elect now who will rule with Jesus Christ in the millennium.

Romans 11:7, “What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.”

We will reign with Jesus Christ as kings and priests on earth.

Revelation 5:10, “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”

The Elect will rule over the nations of the earth.

Revelation 2:26, “And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:”

Each one of us is married to Christ and the Church will be the Bride of Christ.

Romans 7:4, “Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.”

Jesus died for our sins that are past.

Romans 3:25, “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God”

Our Father forgives us for our present sins.

I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

We are chastened by the Lord for our present sins.

I Corinthians 11:32, “But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.”

Judgement begins with us now.

I Peter 4:17, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

John 5:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

We must endure until the end and when Jesus appears we shall be like Him. We, as God’s Elect, have already been judged by Him chastising us for sin we commit after we accept Jesus Christ as our savior.

I John 3:2, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”

The word God in Genesis 1:1 is plural.

God – Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance #430. angels, exceeding, God, very great, mighty

Plural of eloheem; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative — angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.

The word God in Genesis 1 is plural meaning a group, family, church, etc.

John 1:1-2 reads:

1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

2 “The same was in the beginning with God.”

The Word was a God and He was with another God.

The same was in the beginning with the other God.

The other God was a God and He was with another God (the Word).

The Word (God) became flesh (Jesus) and the other God became the Father.

We have the Father and the Son.

The Holy Spirit is the power of God; not another spiritual deity.

God the Father is the Father of Jesus Christ; not the Holy Spirit.

God’s power, the Holy Spirit, came upon Mary and Mary became with child.

Luke 1:35, “And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”

We are sons and daughters of God and are part of the Family of God. We are Gods.

When a woman is pregnant, the unborn baby belongs to the father even though the baby is not yet born. If you have God’s Holy Spirit in you, then you are a son or daughter of God in embryo. You belong to Him and He is your father.

If you die with God’s Holy Spirit in you, then you have endured to the end and the resurrection is your birth.

You are then a permanent child of God and a member of the Family of God.

Jesus is head of the church as a husband is head of the wife. The human family (the father, the mother, and the children) is comparable to Jesus as father, the church as mother, and the members of the church as children.

Ephesians 5:23, “For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.”

Jerusalem which is above is the mother of us all.

Galatians 4:26, “But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”

Jesus will marry the church (Holy Jerusalem) which is made up of the combined Christians.

Revelation 19:7-9

7 “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.”

8 “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.”

9 “And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”

Revelation 21:9-10

9 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”

10 “And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,”

God’s plan is to save mankind from the penalty of eternal death inherited from Adam.

The Lord is now choosing His Elect, the Church, who will rule with Jesus.

As the first born Son of God, Jesus will inherit the kingdoms of the world.

Jesus will rule the earth from the throne of David and we will rule with Him as sons and daughters of God and brothers and sisters of Jesus.

Luke 1:32-33

32 “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:”

33 “And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

Luke 19:17-19

17 “And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.”

18 “And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.”

19 “And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.”

I Corinthians 6:2-3

2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

Revelation 1:6, “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

Revelation 3:9, “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”

Revelation 20:6, “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”

The Bible is about God’s chosen people, the Israelites, who are physical and the Church which is spiritual.

The Bible is divided into the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is about God’s physical people, the Israelites, and their relationship with the other nations and the New Testament is about God’s Spiritual people, the Church.

The bible is about the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. The Old Covenant was made with the Israelites only. The New Covenant is made with people of all nations; anyone that will accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. These Christians make up the Church.

The object of both covenants were the same; to create kings and priests of God.

The Lord made the Old Covenant with His physical people; the Israelites; if they would keep His commandments He would give them physical blessings and make all Israel a Holy Nation and a kingdom of priests.

Exodus 19:5-6

5 “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:”

6 “And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

The whole nation of Israel accepted the Old Covenant collectively, making the whole nation a Holy nation.

Exodus 19:8, ” And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.”

All Israel was babtized as they passed through the sea under the cloud.

I Corinthians 10:1-4

10 “Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;”

2 “And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;”

3 “And did all eat the same spiritual meat;”

4 “And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

Before the crucifixion, all Israelites were born into the Old Covenant.”

Luke 2:23, “(As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)”

This covenant was a marriage between the Lord and Israel. Israel commits adultery and the Lord divorces Israel.

The Lord gave His physical people two physical signs that distinguished them from the other nations; being physically circumcised of the flesh and physically keeping the weekly Sabbath.

The New Covenant is made with God’s spiritual people, the Church.

The Lord makes a covenant with each person who becomes a Christian. This covenant is to have faith in Jesus Christ and keep the commandments and you will receive eternal life. We will be kings and priests of God.

Revelation 5:10, “ And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.”

Revelation 1:6, 20:6.

Each person has to accept Jesus Christ individually as they are called.

The New Covenant is a marriage between you and Jesus Christ. Collectively all Christians make up the Church and Jesus Christ will marry the Church.

The Church will be the bride of Christ which cannot commit adultery.

The Lord gives His spiritual people two signs that separate and distinguish them from the people of the world; being circumcised of the heart and faith in Jesus Christ. All Christians are spiritual Jews.

Romans 2:28-29

28 “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:”

29 “But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.”

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

This is shown in Job 38:4-7 where the Lord created the earth and the Sons of God (angels) shouted for joy.

Job 38:4-7

4 “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.”

5 “Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?”

6 “Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;”

7 “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”

The Angel, Lucifer, is placed over the other angels making Him god of this world.

II Corinthians 4:4, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

Luke 4:5-6

5 “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.”

6 “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.”

Lucifer rebels against God becoming Satan taking many of the angels with him.

Because of his rebellion , Lucifer now Satan, has to be replaced as the god of this world.

Satan is god of this world now and Lucifer was god of this world before he became Satan.

Lucifer was in Eden, the garden of God, before he fell becoming Satan.

Ezekiel 28:12-15

12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.”

13 “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.”

14 “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”

15 “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.”

Lucifer’s rebellion brings about the destruction of the earth.

Isaiah 14:12-15

12 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”

13 “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:”

14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”

15 “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”

Later Satan’s son (the Son of Perdition) rebels against his father, Satan, the same as Lucifer (Satan) rebelled against his Father.

Starting in Genesis 1 we have the creation week. The Lord repairs the destruction caused by the spiritual warfare that occurred when Lucifer tried to take over God’s throne.

Psalms 104:30, “Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.”

The heaven and earth were created in Job 38:4-7 and this is the beginning spoken of in Genesis 1:1.

Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Genesis 1:2 starts the repair of the destruction caused by the spiritual warfare in Heaven.

The Lord creates Adam to replace Satan as the god of this world. Adam, without God’s Holy Spirit, is overcome by Satan. The Lord later sends Jesus, the last Adam, to replace Satan. Jesus, with God’s Holy Spirit, overcomes Satan.

I Corinthians 15:45, “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.”

Jesus Christ will inherit the kingdoms of this world when He returns. He will replace Satan as the god of this world.

Revelation 11:15, “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. “

Adam, being the first Adam, had the opportunity to do what the last Adam, Jesus, will do. Jesus will replace Satan as the god of this world.

Adam sins and brings the death penalty upon all mankind. The Lord’s plan is to save all mankind. Adam’s wife, Eve, has twin sons, Cain and Abel. Cain, the firstborn, was of the evil one. The Lord could not let Jesus be born through the line of Cain. The birthright would have to pass from Cain to Abel, but Abel’s death prevented this from happening.

The angels which followed Lucifer, now Satan, began marrying women of the earth. The offspring of these marriages were wicked and corrupt, and the earth was filled with violence through them.

The Lord destroys them with the earth and all beings, except Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives.

The Lord starts over with Abraham, symbol of the Father; Isaac, symbol of Jesus Christ; and Jacob, son of Isaac, and father of the twelve tribes of Israel. Isaac has twin sons, Esau and Jacob, just as Adam had twin sons. Esau, the firstborn, was a fornicator, and profane person. The birthright had to pass from Esau to Jacob.

Jacob’s name is changed to Israel.

Israel has twelve sons and their descendants are called Israelites.

The Lord made a covenant with Israel, if they would keep His commandments, He would make them a Holy Nation, a kingdom of priests, and give them physical blessings.

Israel agrees to this covenant.

This covenant is a marriage between the Lord and Israel.

King Solomon, king of Israel became a sinful person. His sins cause the tribe of Judah to become separated from the other tribes of Israel.

The tribe of Benjamin and part of the tribe of Levi go with the tribe of Judah.

Israel and Judah commit adultery with other nations.

The Israelites and Judah go in and out of captivity over the years. They would sin and the Lord would send them into captivity. They would repent and call on the Lord and He would bring them out of captivity. This will happen again in the near future.

The Lord divorces Israel.

The prophets in the books of the Old Testament reveals to us the things which are to come.

The New Testament reveals the gospel of the Kingdom of God, records the birth, life, and death of Jesus Christ.

The New Testament record the acts of the apostles, gives instructions for the churches, reveals the wrath of God on unrepentant sinners, and shows the return of Jesus Christ and His marriage to the Church.

The crucifixion of Jesus does away with the Old Covenant. Jesus’ death for our sins and our faith in Him makes eternal life available to us as kings and priests.

Much of God’s truth has been lost down through the years. The Lord is restoring His truth through The Little Book.

Knowledge is being increased in this end time.

Daniel 12:4, “But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”