Synopses of Chapters
for Creation ... Counterfeits ... and the 70th Week
Chapter 1: Creation & Observation. Scientific evidence is presented indicating that the Creation was no accident; a personal, caring God created the universe and our unique planet. The Bible supports, not contradicts, what we see in nature. The observation point of the Holy Spirit immediately after the earth’s formation was at its surface. Life did not form spontaneously on its own; man did not evolve from lower life forms.
Chapter 2: God & Israel. A list of the names and attributes of God is included. God made promises to Abraham and his descendants, through his son Isaac, one day to receive an eternal inheritance, including land and protection. God demonstrated, through the Jews, the ways He deals with all people. The hope of true peace and happiness is found only in God, not within ourselves. Virtually all scriptural references are from the Old Testament.
Chapter 3: The Messiah. A list of names and attributes of the Messiah is included. Sinful mankind cannot reconcile itself to God. For man to ever co-exist in the presence of a perfect, holy God, God had to provide the means (the Messiah) through Whom this could occur. Yeshua haMashiach (Jesus, the Messiah) fulfills every messianic prophecy; numerous examples are given.
Chapter 4: Hebraic Spring Festivals/Holy Days. Jesus, the Messiah (Christ), kept the appointment (mo’ed) of each of the four Hebraic Spring festivals/holy days: Passover (crucifixion), Feast of Unleavened Bread (burial), Feast of Firstfruits (resurrection), and Feast of Weeks (outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost). All of these feasts/festivals/holy days point to Jesus as the True Messiah.
Chapter 5: Hebraic Fall Festivals/Holy Days. Jesus, the Messiah (Christ), will keep the appointment (mo’ed) of each of the three Jewish Fall festivals/holy days: Rosh haShanah (the Rapture), Yom Kippur (physical descent to earth), and Sukkot (yearly celebration, by the nations, of Jesus as the earth’s King during the 1,000 years of the glorious Millennium). He will reign as Lord and King. A table of many of the Hebraic feasts/festivals/holy days for the years 1999-2005 is included.
Chapter 6: The Trinity & Triads. Human beings, possessing a triune nature (spirit, soul, body), are made in the image of God; He is not an image of us. Attributes of the Father (Source, Giver, Authority, Majesty, Will); of the Son, Jesus (Son of God, Son of Man, Messiah, Word, Lamb, Shepherd, High Priest, Bridegroom); and of the Holy Spirit (Power, Life, Heart, Emotion, Counselor, Love, Anger) are discussed. Triplicates in nature (such as length, width, height; past, present, future; gas, liquid, solid; and ultraviolet+, visible, infrared+ radiation) point to the triplicity of God.
Chapter 7: Lucifer/Satan. Satan is a real, incorporeal individual, not a fantasy nor an evil principle. He is mentioned throughout the Bible as affecting and influencing many people. Today he is the same liar, accuser, counterfeiter, and murderer he always was. He always has craved worship, and he still does. Calamities and human suffering are a result of our handing the “title deed” of the earth over to Satan, via disobedience to God (sin). Satanic symbols are included. Satan’s agenda and ultimate fate are discussed.
Chapter 8: Angels & Demons. Good angels and bad angels (the latter including demons) obey and perform the wills of both God and Satan. They are virtually everywhere and directly influence world and personal affairs. There are hierarchies of angels. Certain types of spirits are shown in the Bible to affect and impact people. Spirit guides and channeling are discussed.
Chapter 9: Realities vs. Counterfeits. Satan has supplied a counterfeit substitute for essentially every real thing in this realm which points to God. Counterfeits include “New Age” religion for Christianity, religious spirits for the Holy Spirit, pride for humility, self-gratification for happiness, legalism for the law, worldly knowledge for wisdom, people’s approval for God’s approval, fantasy for fact, snack food for nutritious food, and astrology for the Gospel in the stars. To avoid unpleasant consequences, we must learn to distinguish the difference, to grasp the realities, and to avoid the counterfeits. We daily choose between realities of God and substitutes of Satan.
Chapter 10: Spiritual Warfare. The battles of this world are first fought not in the natural realm but, rather, in unseen supernatural realms. Supernatural entities and powers also directly influence our minds and hearts. We must be aware of demonic activities and influences and confront them head-on, via the powerful armor of God (truth, righteousness, the Gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the Word of God, and prayer), as well as by binding, loosing, and bringing down strongholds in our minds and in the world.
Chapter 11: Prophecies in Daniel. Determinative prophecies made by or given to the ancient Jewish prophet Daniel have tremendous significance for us in this present age. King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the image of a huge statue mostly has been fulfilled. Gabriel’s predictions of Jerusalem’s being rebuilt, the Anointed One’s being cut off, and Jerusalem’s being destroyed have come to pass. Because of recent “peace” accords involving Israel and certain of its neighbors, the next prediction—the signing of a seven-year covenant in the region—seems to be imminent; and the onset of the awesome “70th Week,” foretold by Gabriel, appears to be at the door.
Chapter 12: The 70th Week. The final seven-year period of this age appears ready to begin—possibly this year. There are marked similarities between predictions made by Jesus in His famous Olivet Discourse and John’s revealing vision of the first six seals. The “70th Week” (and a 30-day extension) will consist of mankind’s futile attempts to establish world peace; wars, earthquakes, famines, plagues, and satanic signs and wonders; the replacement of the “New Age” church by the false church set up by the False Prophet; the Great Tribulation, Day of the Lord, attack of Gog and Magog, and Battle of Armageddon; and the return of Jesus Christ, including the Rapture and His bodily descent to earth to begin His 1,000 year reign. I see the Rapture as an occurrence immediately preceding the wrath of God (Day of the Lord) rather than as a “pre-,” “mid-,” or “post-Tribulational (70th Week)” event. Each of these views is discussed. Also presented are possible dates of prophetic fulfillment and present-day precursors of the 70th Week.
Chapter 13: The Millennium. The 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ on the earth will be literal—an era of peace, justice, and prosperity for the world and its people. Israel will enjoy the inheritance promised long ago to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jerusalem, where Jesus will reside, will be the “showcase” city of the world. The last enemy of humanity to be defeated by Jesus (at the conclusion of the Millennium) will be death, which will be thrown into the lake of fire, along with Satan and Hades. Then the Kingdom will be turned over to the Father, who will dwell with mankind forever.
Chapter 14: Hell & Heaven. Hell and heaven are real places, not merely fictitious imaginings. One’s spirit, soul, and body will endure eternal tumult and anguish in hell; or they will experience eternal serenity and communion with God in heaven, which primarily will be manifested within the New Jerusalem on earth. Our final destination depends upon whether we accept or reject the Gospel message of salvation available through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, as well as upon whether or not we are willing to submit to God’s rule and are able to love Him, as He Loves us, throughout eternity.
Chapter 15: Plan & Purpose. The Divine Plan of God—reconciling back to Himself those within His Creation who will forever love Him—will be accomplished. God has a positive purpose for each of us in that Plan, and we should strive to discover what it is. If we do not, God will find someone else to accomplish it. If we do, and if we gladly welcome His purpose for our lives, we will receive incomprehensible, eternal rewards. Best of all, we will live in God’s glorious presence forever. The opportunity to make an eternal choice for God is provided at the conclusion of this final chapter.
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