Time Line Scroll of God’s Plan for Man © 1999 Abrahamic Covenant The Covenant made between God and Abraham was an everlasting covenant (Gen 17:7) passed through a blessing to Isaac and Jacob (Israel).  When Israel’s son, Joseph, brought Ephraim and Manasseh to Jacob (Israel) for the blessing (covenant) to be passed on, Ephraim was placed before Manasseh(Gen. 48:16-20) and Manasseh became the 13th tribe.  The promise to Manasseh was to become a “great Nation” and Ephraim received the promise of being a “Company of Nations” (Gen 35:11).  Prophetically and historically this has been accepted by many theologians as ultimately describing England as the primary end time genealogical line of Ephraim and the United States of America as the prophetic line of Manasseh. Suggested reading for a deeper understanding of the entire covenant blessing is: Suggested reading for a deeper understanding of the entire covenant blessing is: Abrahamic Covenant by E. Raymond Capt. – Artisan Sales Europe and America in Prophecy by Garner Ted Armstrong Adam Adam, Strong’s #120 'adam (awdawm'); from 119; ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) **Soul, Strong’s #5315 nephesh (neh'fesh);from 5314; properly, a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental):** **These are Hebrew translations from the “Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance.” Notice that male and female were created in His image during the second half of the sixth day. This ruddy complected man originally came from the dust of the ground and was formed into the image of God over a period of time. When man having just a soul was seen to have the intelligence to love and worship, God chose a man (Adam) and gave him the breath of life (REFERENCE Breath-2) and he became a living soul (Gen. 2:7).  This was the beginning of the generations of man. Beast The prophetic beasts in the book of Daniel are well established throughout history.  They become defined at the time of the end in the book of Revelation. The Beast (Rev. 13:1-10) raised out of the sea (Mediterranean area) represents a political system along with its leadership that down through history gets its authority from the Dragon (Satan). This is the Beast whose deadly wound was healed (Rev 13:12). Another Beast out of the Earth (Rev 13:11-18) can be defined as a religious leader and has equal authority with the first Beast. This Beast is responsible for the image of the Beast described as 666 (Rev 13:18). A scarlet Beast (Rev. 17:1-17) represents the end time culmination of the earlier historical Beast.  A woman drunk with the blood of the saints sits on this Beast. Their seat of power is described in Rev. 17:9, and their identity is described in Rev. 17:5-8.  This seems to outline a Catholisistic church history. The woman is that great city that reigns over the kings of the earth (Rev. 17:18). The first Beast describes the rise of today’s European Union and its leadership. The woman is identified with an end time church system and leadership that has a powerful relationship with the political beast (E.U.).  The leadership part of this woman is the False Prophet, not Satan.  Both of these Beasts are cast into the Lake of Fire at the return of Christ (Rev. 19:20). Satan’s destiny with the Lake of Fire is a thousand years later at the end of the Millennium (Rev. 21:7-10). Recommended Reading: Church History – Halley’s Bible Handbook by Henry H. Halley  1962,1965. The Beast of the Apocalypse What is it? By Garner Ted Armstrong  1997. Big Bang Using Albert Einstein's equations on general relativity, the Dutch astronomer Willem de Sitter proposed the concept of an expanding universe in 1917. The work of American astronomer Edwin Hubble later supported this theory.  Using the theory of an expanding universe, the Belgian astronomer Georges Lemaitre proposed in 1927 the big bang theory of the origin of the universe. This theory states that the universe began with a singular event, much like a great explosion, sometime between 10 and 20 billion years ago. In the first few minutes following this event, the universe began to expand, and matter began to cool. Many scientists speculate that this process will either eventually reverse--that the universe will collapse in a "big crunch," or that the universe will continue to expand and cool forever. ** **From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Deluxe © 1998 The Learning Company, Inc. The big bang theory describes a process of a small mass of energy exploding, cooling and expanding into the universe we see today. The account given in Genesis does not oppose this theory but goes back even further before “God created the heavens and the earth: (Gen 1:1) and His hand, “stretched out the heavens” (Isa 48:13) showing us the creator of the big bang itself (origin and intelligent design). Recommended Reading: The Science of God by Gerald L. Schroeder  1997 The Free Press Breath In the book of Genesis, the word “breath” is stated four times using two different Hebrew words. Breath-1: Ruwach (ST. 7307) ib. exhalation, by resemblance spirit, air, dust, breath, etc. Breath-2: Neshamah (ST. 5397) ib. breath, divine inspiration, intellect, spirit, etc. In Gen 2:7 and 7:22, the word breath is taken from the Hebrew word Neshamah and used in reference of the Adamic seed line only. In Gen. 6:17 and 7:15, the word breath is taken from the Hebrew Ruwach and used when the reference is animal or life that is not of just the Adamic seed line.  Reading these four verses and looking at the translation options, especially when other key words are also reviewed in the Hebrew, helps to understand the real story.  More simply stated, Adam had Ruwach (breath) and Nephesh (soul).  God added to this Neshamah (breath) and Adam became spiritually alive to start a pure line to the Lamb of God. Cain To understand the choice set in place for man by God, one must look at the origin of Cain’s seed line. The origin of the seed line is of “the wicked one” (I Jhn 3:12). This seed line then becomes part of God’s plan for man to choose God’s kingdom or Satan’s way of life. The references in the cartouches of the “Adamic Theme” concerning man’s fall and “Christ’s Theme” concerning the Parable of the Wheat and Tares reflect this point in both the Old and New Testament. These references will guide the reader to documentation that Cain and Abel were dizygotic twins with separate fathers, Satan and Adam respectively. Additional scriptures when studied with the aid of a Strong’s Concordance document that Cain was the seed of Satan. This reveals who was the father of Cain. Gen 3:4-15 II Cor. 11:3 1 Jhn  3:12 Jhn 8:44 Rev 20:2 Caught Up The references of “one taken and one left” in Mat 24:37-42 if seen carefully will proclaim who is “taken” and who is “left”. Noah is left while the wicked are deceived and taken away by the flood (Gen 7:23). This reference also applies to the end times ("…as the days of Noah were Mat 24:38-39"). The wicked will be deceived and the ones that are in Christ will endure to the end until Christ’s return and be changed before the seven vials are released for God’s wrath.  We are kept from the hour of temptation by using the knowledge or Word of God when the deceiver casts his flood of lies. And we are kept from the vials that are released at the end of the tribulation. This is also known as God's wrath (Rev 16:1). The transfiguration of those in Christ, in the twinkling of an eye, will be at this time. Change Evolution, ib. A gradual process of change. Ref. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary The term evolution has a basic equality to the term gradual change. This term does not mean that God did not create the heavens and the earth, but offers a way of how God might have created the heavens and the earth and life as we know it. We must remember that the more we find out that science is matching the Holy Bible’s statement of creation, the more we find out about God. In this instance we see that God works (past, present, and future) within the natural laws that He created to form His creation and maintain it. Man was formed of the dust into His image. At an appointed time a man (Adam) was given the Breath of God (See Ref. Breath 2). This started the generations of man, the fall of man, and the need for our Redeemer (Christ). The terms seen in Genesis are phrased in such a way that God had the waters and earth bring forth His creation. The phrases of "let", "divide", "bring forth", and "make" shows God working and forming with His creation. God's creations describe many conditions of alterations or change. Considering “yowm” as a period of time (REFERENCE DAY) and evolution being synonymous with change, then God did not say how He accomplished His creation or how long it took Him. Countries Ezekiel 38 and 39 give a very detailed prophecy of the “Hamon Gog” War.  The Countries involved can easily be identified by referring to most any biblical atlas and Encyclopedia.  At the time of Ezekiel, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Togarmah were areas located in today’s Turkey.  Gog of the land of Magog (leader of a particular land), the Prince of Rosh (of a previous nation) points to Gyges (6th Century B.C.) king of Lydia (western Turkey, as a type). Add to this, Persia that included what is today Iran, Iraq, and Syria; Ethiopia which may also include the Sudan; Libya is the same area today as then.  These are all major Islamic countries prophesied to be defeated when they come against the mountains of Israel. Dedan, probably part of today’s Saudi Arabia, and Sheba (Seba), probably Adan located in Yemen are Islamic nations apparently excluded from this horrific war.  Tarshish with all her young lions that ally with Israel can be identified with the Mediterranean European nations, England and the United States (Nato and/or E.U.).  Ezekiel 38 and 39 gives a blow by blow account of this Middle East war and tells of God’s reason for it just prior to the tribulation period. Day Day, Strong's #3117 yowm (yome); from an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset) or from one sunset to the next, or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term). The reference to a period of time for the creation is supported by these four main points: 1) Gen. 2:4 uses the word day (yowm) in the singular to refer to all six days of the creation. 2) God created time and is not ruled by time. The yowm that is set for his creation is a separation of time specified by God. Joshua 10:12-13 is an example that the day’s time is ruled by God. 3) Time is relative and not a constant. God’s period of time does not present a constant of the time frame that we set in this period of the present age. Ex. Atomic clocks in space show a variance of time when compared to those left on earth. 4) The term "and the evening and the morning" given through each of the days for the creation is a figure of speech showing the beginning and end of a specific period of time. Some other references in the Old Testament where a day represents a period of time other than 24 hours: Psalm 95:8 Isaiah 11:10,11:11 Jeremiah 17:17 Amos 8:13 Micah 7:11 Exodus 10:6 Deuteronomy 31:17 Zechariah 2:11 Recommended reading: “The Science of God” by Gerald Schroeder  1997 The Free Press. Death (Second) It should be noted that eternal life is a gift of God, not a right. According to the Day of Judgement shown in Revelation 20:6-10 there are three outcomes for the living soul that is contained in each man. 1) Those that take part in the first resurrection will be given eternal life. Rev 20:5-6 2) Those that are a part of the beast system go with the false prophet and the Devil to be tormented day and night forever. Rev 20:7-10. 3) "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Rev 20:12- 15. There are other references listed in the cartouches of the third age theme showing the outcome of the living soul. See also Mal 3:16 for a reference of another book that will be used in judgement. DNA The structure of DNA makes gene transmission possible. Since genes are segments of DNA, DNA must be able to make exact copies of itself to enable the next generation of cells to receive the same genes.   The DNA molecule looks like a twisted ladder. Each "side" is a chain of alternating phosphate and deoxyribose sugar molecules. The "steps" are formed by bonded pairs of purine-pyrimidine bases. DNA contains four such bases--the purines adenine (A) and guanine (G) and the pyrimidines cytosine (C) and thymine (T). * * Reference Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Deluxe © 1998 The Learning Company, Inc. A meaning of the use of the word rib in Gen. 2:21 is actually curve (Ref. St. Heb. 6763 rib=curve). This through our present knowledge of the genetic makeup of life could represent Adams's DNA. This would show the importance of God only giving His breath of life once and then it is carried on through DNA. Fusion (Nuclear) When an element is made up of very small atoms, additional energy is required to keep the nuclei stable. Under special circumstances, these nuclei can be combined to form heavier nuclei. This combining process is known as nuclear fusion. It requires more energy for some particles to exist separately in small nuclei than it would if they were combined. Therefore, when these small particles are combined, the extra energy is released.   Another way to think of this is to compare the energy of one proton and one neutron, and a nucleus that contains both of the two particles bonded together. This new particle is called a deuteron. There is more energy stored in each particle than in the deuteron.  * Reference Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Deluxe © 1998 The Learning Company, Inc. Jews/Israel Jew (joo) n. [member of the tribe or kingdom of Judah: see JUDAH]] 1) a person descended, or regarded as descended, from the ancient Hebrews of Biblical times. 2) a person whose religion is Judaism ** **From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Deluxe © 1998 The Learning Company, Inc. Jews can be of the Judaic religion or a descendant from the tribe of Judah.  It is often misunderstood that all Israelies are Jews. This is related to the completion of the 70-year captivity by the Babylonians of those of the tribe of Judah. Most of those who returned to Israel were of the tribe of Judah. Before the captivity by the Babylonians and soon after the death of King Solomon, the kingdom divided into two parts (I Ki 11-14).  The northern kingdom of Israel consisted of all tribes except the tribe of Judah and a portion of the Levites. The southern kingdom of Judah consisted mainly of the tribe of Judah and a portion of the Levites. After being captured by the Assyrians, the northern kingdom known as the "Lost Ten Tribes" became a part of other gentile nations. The southern kingdom of Judah had a remnant that survived the Babylonian capture as well as future trials to return to the land of Israel. This in turn would relate to the tribe of Judah, who are of the Jewish religion, to reside in the land of Israel. However, this should not be confused when Bible prophecy is speaking of the return of the House of Jacob or of the people of Israel. Where Bible prophecy is concerned all twelve tribes of Israel should be considered.  This goes in line with the purpose of God to have His kingdom with His temple ruled and reigned by all of the House of Israel. There are three main discussions of the return of the remnant of God's people. The first is the return of mainly the tribe of Judah from the Babylonian capture during the reign of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar (Jer 29:10-14). The nation was again destroyed and dispersed by the Roman legions under the command of Titus, son of the Roman Emperor Vespasian, in 70A.D. The second time in 1948 began the return of the House of Jacob (Isa 11:11-16) from the nations of the world as described in Eze 37:1-28, the prophecy of the dry bones and the two sticks. The third time a remnant of all the House of Jacob will return (to be removed no more) is after the escape of those that fled the tribulation handed out by the antichrist (Mat 24:15-22, Jer 30-31). Noah With the references given in this section, it should be noted that the purpose of the flood was to: 1) To preserve the pure seed line of Adam with the living soul in order for Christ to come in the weakness of the flesh, to defeat the testing of Satan, and defeat death. 2) To clean off the wickedness where the breath of life or the needed seed line was. This was done for man’s sake (See Gen 8:21). Christ would not have been able to come from the corrupted seed line of Cain (See Ref. Breath 2). 3) To preserve the Kenites (the seed of Cain), fulfills a purpose of God’s plan that allows man to choose the kingdom of God or the ways of Satan. Reference Strongs Hebrew 7014 which has been translated as Cain and Kenite. See I Chr 2:55 for the Kenite line. 4) To realize that God has mercy on His creation. The flood was for the sake of man (See Gen 8:21).  Even without the corruption of the seed line, we are inclined to sin. This can be seen with Noah’s drunkenness in Gen 9:21 and Ham’s incestuous affair with his mother in Gen 9:22. Lev 20:11 states, “The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness. Origins (Life) "Observations and studies of "... "active and inactive hydrothermal vents have radically altered many views of biological, geological, and geochemical processes that exist in the deep sea. One of the most significant discoveries is that the vents and associated chemical constituents provide the energy source for chemosynthetic bacteria. These bacteria form, in turn, the bottom of the food chain, sustaining the lush biological communities at the hydrothermal vent sites. Chemosynthetic bacteria are those that use energy obtained from the chemical oxidation of inorganic compounds, such as hydrogen sulfide, for the fixation of carbon dioxide into organic matter." ** **From Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia Deluxe © 1998 The Learning Company, Inc. Chemosynthetic life forms are believed to be the origins of life on Earth according to many scientists. This plant sea life goes according to the same description as given in the Holy Bible. To gather more information on this reference, see  Chemosynthetic or Chemosynthesis in many popular Encyclopedias.  “Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life.” Gen 1:20 Shabua (Final) eschatology chart - Seventy Weeks Eschatology Chart The last 3 1/2 years of great tribulation shortened to 5 months for the elect’s sake. 150 days the deceiving flood of Satan continues until the mystery is revealed at Christ’s coming. The waters prevailed for 5 months (150 days). Gen 7:24, Mar 13:20, Rev 9:5,10 A flood of temptation given by Satan for approx. 40 days. As in the 40 day rain of Noah and the 40 day temptation of Christ in the wilderness. Gen 7:17, Mar 1:12-13, Luk 4:1-12, Mat 4:1-11 During the 7th trumpet, all those in Christ will be transformed and meet him at His coming. Stone The stone used as Jacob's pillow is shown to be the same stone that is referenced as Christ when Moses was leading the House of Israel out of Egypt and shown as the chief cornerstone that was rejected and is now used in the ceremony of crowning the Kings and Queens of England. This stone is also known as the Stone of Scone, the Stone of Destiny, or the Stone of Bethel (House of God) documented in Gen 28:10-22. The following lists some of the references on this stone: Exo 17:6, Num 20:8-11, Deu 32:4, Jos 24:26-27, Psa 118:22, Isa 28:16, Mat 21:42, Mar 12:10, Luk 20:17, Act 4:11, Eph 2:20, I Pet 2:6-8, I Cor 10:4. Recommended reading: Jacob’s Pillar by E. Raymond Capt 1977 Artisan Sales. Image made possible from Wikipedia.org (File:Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone. Anonymous Engraver. Published in A History of England (1855).jpg) Time Time is a measureable unit where events occur and are finite in existence. The three earth ages are three main divisions of time. Each age has time and/or the lack of time representing different measureable units (Ref. Day St. Heb. 3117). The measurement of one day equaling one thousand years (II Peter 3:8-9) as measured by our unit of a year (365 days for the earth to revolve around the sun) applies only to the second age in order to fulfill the completion of seven periods of time for the second earth age (also known as the present age or the generations of man).  The first and the third ages deal with eternity as well as events that occur through time.  The events that occur within the first and third earth ages are measured by different units of time. The days that are represented in the creation are separated by seven time units in order to complete the creation as defined by the Word of God. We are able to see a glimpse of the time units for the first age when we explore the sciences of our past. The third earth age will have a different span of time units leading to eternity.  It is interesting to consider that eternity is the absence of time; thereby if time is removed from the equations of physics what is left is a unified foundation of the dimension of God (eternity). Recommended Reading: The Science of God by Gerald L. Schroeder  1997 The Free Press Precis When God created the Universe, He established an order of Science referred to as the “Laws of Physics”.  These laws of matter, motion and life are the foundation needed to build a place for flesh man. Our understanding has always been limited by our experience. As knowledge increases our experience, we are better able to understand all things. As the scroll was unrolled it appropiately started with the “Beginning” (Time). Then the Master Architect connected each part to a perfect construction of man for God's family (Eph. 3:15), for His pleasure (Rev. 4:11), and ending with the removal of time - Eternity.