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...An Hour with Your Bible...
By Whom Was the World Created?
"In the beginning Eloah created the heaven and the earth."
Was Anyone associated with Eloah in the work of Creation? Genesis 1:26;
"And Eloah said, 'Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness."
Who was with El in the work of Creation?
"In the Beginning was the Word... The same was in the beginning with El. All things were made by him." (the Word was and is Messias, John 1:14/etc.).
"He was in the world and the world was made by him."
"El... hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son... by whom also He made the worlds."
"For by him (the Son of El) were all things created."
"El, who created all things by Yahshua Messias."
How was the World Created?
"The worlds were framed by the Word of El."
"By the Word of YHWH were the heavens made."
"He Spake, and it was done."
How long did it take to create the Earth?
"In six days Yahweh made heaven and earth."
Purpose of Creation
"He formed it to be inhabited."
The home of the first man
"And Yahweh Elohim planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom He had formed."
Adam driven from home
Because of disobedience, El sent Adam forth from the Garden of Eden. "So He drove out the man."
Result of Adam's disobedience
El said, "Thou shalt surely die."
Adam lived "nine hundred and thirty years, and then he died."
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."
Result of Messias' obedience
"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous."
1 Corinthians 15:22;
"For as in Adam all die, even so in Messias shall all be made alive."
1 John 2:25;
"And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even Eternal Life."
"The Gift of El is Eternal Life."
"For El so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting Life."
Promises of Messias' Coming...
"I will come again."
"He will appear the second time."
Manner of his return
"Visibly, as he went into heaven."
"Every eye shall see him."
"As the lightning."
"In his own Glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels."
Signs of Yahshua's Second coming
"Distress of nations."
"Many running to and fro. Increase of knowledge."
2 Timothy 3:1-3, 13;
"Increase of wealth."
2 Peter 3:1-14;
"Scoffers at" 1. Creation; 2. the Flood; 3. Messias' coming; 4. the destruction of the world by fire; and 5. promise of a new earth:
Evangel preached in all world.
Preparation for Messias' Coming...
1 John 3:3;
"And every man that hath this Hope in him purifieth himself, even as he (Yahshua) is pure."
"Fear El, and keep His Commandments, for this is the whole duty of man."
"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven."
"Whosoever shall... offend in one point, is guilty of all."
"The night is far spent, the day is at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and in wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Master Yahshua Messias, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof."
Eloah's Love for Mankind...
1 John 3:1;
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of El?"
1 Peter 5:7;
"Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you."
1 John 4:8;
"El is Love."
El's Love for Man, Manifested
"For El so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
1 John 4:9;
"In this was manifested the love of El toward us, because that El sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him."
1 John 3:16;
"Hereby perceive we the Love of Eloah, because Messias laid down his life for us."
1 John 4:10;
"Herein is Love, not that we loved Eloah, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins."
Keep the Commandments!
On what is Eternal Life conditioned?
"If thou wilt enter into Life, keep the Commandments."
How many Commandments should we keep?
"Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy Commandments."
How long will the Universal Law endure?
"Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled."
Of how much is he guilty who breaks but one Commandment?
"For whosoever shall keep the whole Law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all."
Who are called "Blessed?"
"Blessed are they who do His Commandments."
Which is the Sabbath Day?
"The Seventh Day is the Sabbath."
Why was the Seventh Day Chosen?
"And El blessed the Seventh Day, and sanctified it; because that in it He had rested from all His work."
Who Rested on that Day?
Ephesians 3:9; John 1:1-3/14;
"Elohim, for Elohim created all things."
What does Messias say that he is?
"Lord (Master) of the Sabbath."
Of what is the Sabbath, a sign?
First, a sign of sanctification.
Second, a sign by which we may know Eloah. verse 20
What Does the Sabbath Remain?
"a perpetual Covenant."
How will the redeemed regard the Sabbath?
They will keep it in the New Earth.
Sabbath Keeping Examples...
What day did Yahshua keep?
"Yahshua, as his custom was,... went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read." ('twas the same Sabbath the Jews were keeping. See Matthew 12:10-13; and Luke 13:14-15).
What day did Paul observe?
"And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and in three Sabbath days, reasoned with them out of the scriptures."
What day did others keep?
The women "prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the Commandment." (this was also the 7th day: Luke 24:1/Matthew 28:1).
When does the Sabbath begin?
Nehemiah 13:19; "From evening unto evening, shall ye celebrate your Sabbath." (sunset to sunset).
Who is our example?
1 John 2:6;
"He that saith he abideth in Messias ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked."
State of the Dead...
How do the Scriptures speak of the Dead?
1 Thessalonians 4:13;
"I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep."
Can the dead praise Eloah?
No, they are silent.
Are the dead conscious?
"In death there is no remembrance of Thee."
What happens to their thoughts?
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Have they any part in anything that is done?
Ecclesiastes 9:4-6, 10;
No, they sleep 'til the Resurrection.
Does man's estate in death differ from the animals?
...No, they all have one breath.
What Becomes of the Dead?
To what did David look forward?
To the First Resurrection...
"I shall be satisfied when I awaken with Thy likeness."
Psalms 146:2&4; Psalms 146:4;
"His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish."
"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, til thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken; for dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return."
Job 14:12 & 21;
Eccl. 9:5-6 & 11;
John 11:1-4;(death as sleep) 6:5;
David still in sheol/grave...
1 Cor. 15:18-20;
Had he awakened in the apostles' day?
Acts 2:29; 2:34; 13:36;
No, he still slept.
Will both the righteous (by faith) and the wicked awaken/arise?
Yes, Messias promised all of us one resurrection (but two deaths for wicked*).
When will the righteous~by~faith awaken/arise?
1 Corinthians 15:51-55;
At the "last trump." (this is the First Resurrection)
1 Thessalonians 4:16;
At Messias' call.
Job 14:14-15; 19:25-27;
When Messias returns.
When will the wicked arise?
At the end of the 1000 yrs (this is the Second Resurrection=to die a second time).
What will be their lot?
"The wages of sin is death."
Yah calls it the "Second Death."
What will remain of the wicked (impenitent)?
"For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven: and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith Yahweh of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch."
Ashes and Smoke:...
"And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever, and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
When Are the Rewards Given?
"For the Son of Man shall come; ...and then he shall reward every man according to his works."
"...behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be." (works of faith).
To whom are they given?
To the righteous Living and Dead.
In what do they consist?
1 Corinthians 9:25;
An incorruptible crown.
1 Peter 5:4;
A crown of glory.
2 Timothy 4:8;
A crown of righteousness.
James 1:12; Revelation 2:10;
A crown of Life.
1 John 2:25;
2 Peter 3:13;
A New Earth.
The Home of the Saved
Where will the redeemed/elect dwell?
2 Peter 3:13;
In new heavens and a new earth.
Will sin ever enter there?
No, for "affliction shall not rise up the second time."
Will disease be known there?
"The Inhabitant shall not say, I am sick."
Will sorrow be known there?
"Eloah will wipe away all tears from their eyes."
What will the dwellers there, do?
They will build and plant.
Whose throne will be in the capital city?
The Throne of Eloah and Messias:
What does Paul say concerning the new earth?
1 Corinthians 2:9;
"Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which El hath prepared for them that love Him."