Understand God's Plan
had Jesus spend 30 years for growing up instead of just come down from
heaven and teach people? Why was it necessary for Jesus to be born from
was He born not in Nazareth, where Mary and Joseph lived, but in
Bethlehem, where they came to for census just for a couple days?
Why wasn’t He thrown to wild beasts, wasn’t hung up, or beheaded?
Why it was necessary for Him to be crucified on wooden cross?
He had to die in Jerusalem?
What is so unique about Jerusalem? Why had no one city in the world too
many military attacks, as this old city
is unique about the promised land, if there is something unique?
did God order to kill everyone, who lived on the promised land, when He
gave this land back into the hands of Israel?
was there Flood?
is there always Israeli-Arabian conflict in Near East?
is the sacred place of the Jews considered as sacred place of Muslims?
are the Jews the unique nation, which always was under oppressions
irrespective of the country where they lived? The given oppressions even
had received it’s unique name "anti-Semitism
". Why there is no “anti-russianism” , no
“anti-chinism” or “anti-Americanism”? Whence did "anti-Semitism
" come from?
answer all these questions, we need to address to the very beginning. To
knew, that all His creations are imperfect and someday can fall into a
sin. What is sin, and why it is dangerous, knew neither Angels, nor
people. Both of them had to face the sin problem someday. Therefore God
had created heavenly Tabernacle for angels (Heb.8:2), where they could
repent and ask for forgiveness.
is the tabernacle, how it looks like, and what has to be done in it,
people could understand only when long time after fall of the first
people God commanded Moses to build the earthly tabernacle. That
tabernacle was built according to the pattern of the heavenly one
(Heb.8:5), therefore studying of purpose of its each departments gives
us a clue for understanding the plan of God. (To avoid misunderstanding
in the given work the tabernacle is called all the curtained complex,
the sanctuary - the building in the middle of the complex; and room in
the end of the sanctuary is called Holy Holiest). In the tabernacle all
people could come for repentance; the sanctuary only priests could
enter, and the Holy Holiest only high priest could enter, and only once
God created people, He had prepared for them the very special place -
Eden, and in it the sacred garden - paradise ("paradise" in
Hebrew means: "garden"). In the garden He placed the people,
and there He had communicated with them and taught them.
was Eden necessary for God? If all the earth was perfect (Gen.1:31),
Eden could not differ much from other land. Why wasn’t the garden in
all Eden? Whether it was difficult for God to make garden out of all
Eden? No. The reason was different. Eden was planned to be the earthly
tabernacle, and the garden in Eden was the sanctuary. The sinless people
had walked in the garden and communicated with God directly. There was
no need in an intermediary – a high priest. They were pure in actions
and thoughts, and Holy Holiest - God, was with them.
everything , that was accomplished in heaven, was repeated on the earth.
To give people the Law, God had chosen Moses. The Bible tells about him:
« And there arose not a prophet since in
Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face»
(Deu.34:10). Without doubts, Moses wasn’t an ordinary person. However,
was he really the best of all? Better, than Abraham, who was ready to
offer his son for the sake of God? Better, than Daniel, who fearlessly
descended in the pit with hungry lions, completely entrusting himself to
God? Jesus told about John the Baptist: «Truly
I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater
than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom
of heaven is greater than he” (Mat.11:11). It means, that in
the eyes of God even Moses was not someone very especial. What was
especial, was the purpose of his election
was elected as the prototype of Jesus. As through Moses God gave the Law
– the Old Testament, so through Jesus the New Testament was given. As
Moses had rescued Jewish people, had led them through tests to the
promised land, so and Jesus will rescue the people of God, will lead
them through tests to the New earth.
at first God had communicated only with Moses, then made him the leader
of all Jewish people, and when the earthly tabernacles was made, Aaron
was elected as high priest. So before creation of the world God had
communicated only with Jesus. Later Jesus became the leader of all
angels. When the heavenly tabernacle was created, the most beautiful and
clever cherubim, the brilliant Lucifer was anointed on the high priesthood
over angels (prototype of Saul; see ch. How conflict in heaven had began? ).
God was creating the earth Lucifer had exclaimed with joy together with
all angels (Job 38:7). When people were created, he understood, the
first should become last, and the last first. He had to become a «ministering
spirit» (Heb.1:14), had to support the newborn mankind. That the
proud nature of Lucifer could not accept. He expected worship from
people. He thought God creates people for worship and service to angels,
and to him especially, as to the high priest. But God had created people
only for worshiping of Himself. That Lucifer could not accept. He could
not understand, that for the perfect balance everyone should have one
absolute example, one object of worship, other way there envy, pride and
fights will be. Lucifer wanted worship, authority, he wanted to become
God’s plan was to occupy earth with His children, who would worship
Him, and whom He would take care of. Lucifer also got his plan: he
understood, that, if he will have children, they would worship him. And
if there more of his children, than God’s children will be, then he
will become god of all humanity. And then he will have power. The parable,
told by Jesus (Mat.13:24-30), about the enemy, who secretly had sowed
the wheaten field of the owner with poison tares, tells that Satan had
polluted the God’s (human) seed with his seed (see
Book of Life),
he had sown between children of God his own children.
the midst of the Garden of Eden there was a tree of life giving
immortality. There in a garden was the tree of knowledge of good and
evil bringing fruits of death. As trees of Eden the Bible calls all
spiritual beings, who were in Eden (Ezek.31:8,9). The tree of life
giving immortality, was Jesus Himself, Who agreed to offer Himself for
the sake of the people from the creation of the world (1Pet.1:20), in
order to give people immortality. The tree of knowledge of good and evil
was Lucifer, who by then became Satan (traitor).
He gave people
the trees in the garden are symbolical, so and forbidden fruit also is
symbol. The Serpent in the garden
wasn’t a some reptile
wrapped around the tree of evil, as it is usually has been pictured. The
Bible absolutely clearly speaks, that ancient serpent is Satan
(Rev.12:9). That means, the tree, the serpent and the fruit, all of it
is the allegory, which means - Satan. There was no a special tree with
poisonous fruits, there was no a walking snake. Instead of them was only
Satan. He could select in a garden some certain place, under some shady
tree, where he was convincing by his poisonous speeches the trusting
angels. However the tree of knowledge of goods and evil was just a
symbol of Satan.
God told the people do not eat fruits from the forbidden tree, it meant:
do not accept, do not trust anything, what Satan will tell you. God
could only warn people about the danger, but He couldn’t remove the
danger. He could not punish Satan before committing of sin, and to
forbid him to be in Eden. The angels could think, that God had punished
Eve told to the serpent-Satan, that God had forbidden them to
communicate with him, she had added from herself: «and
you must not touch» (Gen. 2:17 and 3:3) him. Why did Eve add to
the words of God the words « and you must not
touch»? Because Satan already had touched her.
the people had covered their sexual organs after the committing of the
sin? Why does the name "Adam" mean “human”, and the name
"Eve" means not “the mother of all humans”, but “the
mother of all the living” (Gen. 3:20)? Why wasn’t their first son,
Cain, specified in the genealogy of Adam as his first son
(Gen. ch.5)? Why was not Cain, but
Seth, the third Eve’s son, was born in Adam’s likeness, in
Adam’s own image (Gen. 5:3.
Abel wasn't mentioned anymore, because he died not leaving children
after him, but Cain lived long and had lots of children)? Why right after the committing of the sin did God speak about the
seed of Satan and about Eve’s pregnancy (Gen.3:15,16)?
the first Eve’s son - Cain
- was the son of Satan.
God told to Satan:
«I will put enmity between thee and the woman,
and between thy seed and her seed» (Gen. 3:15), there in Eve,
besides her human genes, already were genes of Satan – his seed.
the people had sinned, they could not be at the presence of God anymore,
in His garden – the sanctuary. Now they needed a high priest, who
would undertake their sin and justify them before God. Having repented,
the people could live in Eden (the tabernacle), but from the garden (the
sanctuary) they were expelled (Gen. 3:23).
the people expelled, God placed at the East of the garden of Eden
Cherubim with a flaming sword to protect an entrance into the garden
(3:24). It means, the people from the garden went to the east.
Later Cain, after he had murdered Abel , also settled down in
the East from Eden (4:16). Therefore all people settlements were on
the east from Eden.
angels that followed Satan, also wanted to have their heirs on earth.
They also, like Lucifer, wanted to be
worshiped. When Satan promised Eve: «you
will be like gods, knowing good and evil » (Gen.3:5, see
word by word translation), Eve didn’t ask Lucifer who are that
gods who know evil he spoke about. These gods already had walked in Eden
(Ezek.31:16), proudly looking down on the people and all others
"uninitiated" in their elite society. They began to make
genetic experiments with animals, by intervention into God’s creation,
and began to make some ugly hybrids - Nephilim (Gen. 6:4; in Hebrew Nephilim
means: distinguished, different from God’s creations). Mythology of
all nations tells about the strange beings half-beast half-man(angel)
who had some mystical abilities.
people had multiplied, they had introduced themselves to people as gods,
and began to take women as wives for themselves. From these
unions the humanoid hybrids - Nephilim were born. God had
chosen Noah’s family and had destroyed with the Flood all the wicked
hybrids and rest of the people who got in friendship with them and had
followed their evil ways. However He had preserved genes of Satan in
Ham’s wife, because the "wheat" (children of God) and the
"tares" (children of Satan) have to grow together up to the
harvest (end of the world).
the Flood the waters of great abyss came up on the surface (Gen. 7:11),
and the extensive empty space under the ground was formed. Thus hell was
created, and into there the fallen angels with their hybrid offspring
were cast down. The hybrids’ flesh was killed
during the Flood, but the souls of them were not lost. Since then
they live in hell in the form of demons. Souls of not repented sinners
after death of their flesh go to there. As "tares" they also
will exist there up to the end of the world.
the Flood Noah’s Ark stopped on mountains of Ararat (Gen. 8:4).
Descending from the mountains, the people moved to the south, on the
rich vegetation of lowland of the rivers of Tiger and Euphrates. The
earliest of known civilizations – Sumerian - was located just in that
region. There, according to the Bible, the people had moved after the
Flood and had founded the city of Babylon. There they begun to build a
tower up to heavens, that no any Flood would ever flood it. They had
challenged God, and He punished them, having their language mixed and
having divided the land by their new languages.
Earth was divided by languages in the days of Peleg (10:25; according to
Jewish oral traditions it happened right after his birth), who was born
in 101 years after the Flood (11:10-16). It means, that people were
divided by tribes when both Shem and Noah were still alive (Noah lived
350 years after the Flood -9:28; and Shem - 502 years 11:11).
Bible tells that after the Flood people went from the East to Babylon
(11:9). On the map you can clearly see, that people went down from North
(1- Mountains of Ararat) to the South (2- Babylon). So why does the
Bible tell that they went from the East?
Because they had remembered,
that during the Flood they were drawn to the East. And because from Eden the
people always moved to East, Eden has to be in the very West. The river flowed
from Eden, and 4 rivers, on which it had divided (Gen. 2:10-14), after the
Flood had changed it’s channels. Moving down from the mountains of Ararat
the people gave the same old names to those rivers, which were on their way.
In 266 years after the
division of languages Abraham had left the city of Ur of the Chaldeans (11:28;
on the map above - 3), where he was born, and by the call of God he went West,
to the land of Canaan (12:1,5; on
the map -4), which God had promised to give into inheritance of his offspring.
Why the land of Canaan?
Abraham had many children,
but only Isaac was born by the will of God from his childless wife Sara (the
woman of the same bloodline, that was not defiled by genes of Cain, the genes
of Satan). And
only to Isaac Abraham bequeathed the land of Canaan. His first son Ishmael,
who was born from Egyptian slave, was sent to South East, where today are
Jordan and Saudi Arabia (25:18). Other children who were born from servants he
sent on East (territory of Jordan, Iraq and Syria) while he was alive
gave birth to Esau and Jacob, but only Jacob God had chosen, and to him He had
bequeathed the land of Canaan (28:13). Esau had married women of other nations
and occupied Edom (25:30), where
today state of Jordan is.
during years of bad harvest, Jacob with all his family came to Egypt. There,
according to the prophecy given to Abraham (15:16), they were up to the 4-th
generation. And upon termination of that time God had released them from
Egyptian bondages and brought them to the land of Canaan.
Israel came out of desert, he had passed the river of Jordan, and had settled
down at the city of Jericho. There the leader of the army of the LORD with his
sword in his hand had appeared to Joshua. He told Joshua: «Loose
thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy»
(Josh.5:15). When the angel of God told the same thing to Moses (Ex.3:5), we
know that was the holy place, because from that mount later God had spoken to
people, and there He gave to people His commandments. But why was the place
next to Jericho holy? Why was the land at Jericho protected by spiritual
Coming to the land of Canaan God commanded to destroy all peoples who
had occupied the land (Josh.6:20; 8:25-27; 9:24; 10:30,32,33,35,37,39,40;
11:11,14,22). And God Himself was fighting for Israel (Josh.10:14).
What those peoples were
guilty in? Why was the land of Canaan so especial for God?
Because the land of Canaan
was the land of Eden. The sacred garden in the east of Eden was the holy
ground – the sanctuary. When Adam and Eve were expelled from paradise, God
put in East of the garden cherub with sword to protect the entrance into the
garden. When Joshua approached to Jericho, he had met the guard with sword,
because he was entering the Garden of Eden.
For the same reason the
entrance into the tabernacle God commanded to make from East. As the people
went from the garden – sanctuary to the east, by the same way they should
return to there. Through the sanctuary. Through faith. As the Garden of Eden
from East was protected by spiritual beings, so and the sanctuary was
protected from East by Moses and priests (Num. 3:38).
As before entering Jericho the chosen Israel nation came through waters
of Jordan, the same the chosen men of the tribe of Levi (priests) could enter
the sanctuary only after washing themselves with water from the laver which was
at the entrance of the sanctuary.
Himself was fighting against all the peoples who had occupied the land of
Canaan, because all those peoples (Josh.3:10; 9:1) were descendants of the
Ham’s son - Canaan (Gen. 10:15-19). Him Noah had cursed (Gen.9:24,25),
because in Canaan the genes of Cain - genes of Satan were clearly
present (the Kenites – descendants of Canaan - were named Cain –
Num.24:21,22; see word by word translation http://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/OTpdf/num24.pdf
did everything possible to prevent people of God to enter Eden again. He had
sowed by his seed the God’s holy land to destroy the plan of God: to return
to the children of God paradise and to give them immortality.
place, where now is Jerusalem, was the center of all world («This
is Jerusalem, which I have set in the center of the nations, with countries
all around her” Ezek.5:5), also it was the center of the paradise
garden. The place, where was Jericho, as we saw above, was the east border of
the garden. Therefore Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, is on the territory,
where the garden was.
There, on the place where
Bethlehem is now, Satan gave to the virgin Eve his seed, so through it to
multiply evil and to destroy all humankind.
There, in Bethlehem, God gave to the virgin Mary His seed, so through it to
restore righteous and to save mankind.
at that time in Eden God had walked among the people and taught them to the
Divine wisdom, so and Jesus, having return to Eden (Israel), again had taught
people what they shall do to return to Eden.
As sinned Adam and Eve were
expelled from the garden on the East, and cherub with sword was placed there,
where later Jericho was build, so sinless Jesus had entered the
sanctuary-garden by the same way, that the people were expelled. He had
crossed Jordan (Mat.19:1), passed through Jericho (Mat. 20:29) and came in
Jerusalem from the east, from the site of the mount of Olives (Mat.21:1). He
came to Jerusalem to become the high priest of the people. To undertake their
sins, to appear for them before God and to return Eden to the people.
the tree of evil -Satan- had offered to the people fruits of death, so the
tree of life which was at the center of the garden, where now Jerusalem is,
had given to the people fruit of life. The tree of life in Jerusalem became
the wooden cross with crucified Jesus on it.
we see, God had chosen for the restoration of His plan the same weapon, which
Satan chose to destroy His plan with. Instead of seed of Satan,
He had chosen His seed; instead of
virgin Eve He had chosen virgin Mary; instead of the tree of evil He had
chosen the cross made of tree; instead of the fruit of death He had chosen the
fruit of life.
The prophecies speak,
that after the Second Coming the earth will be restored in its former
greatness, Israel again will be Eden (Ezek.36:35), and God’s
chosen people will be the priests on all earth. Satan in every possible
way tries to resist to it. He does everything to sweep Israel as the nation
from the face of the earth.
had invented religion of Islam at 610AD, more, than 2000 years after the Old
Testament was written. If God had shown Himself to the millions of people, and
within 40 years did true miracles at day and night teaching people to His
commandments; the Satan in the image of the angel Gabriel was appeared only to
Muhammad and only in the cave. There he was giving him revelations, and taught
what the Bible teaches, but in very deformed
way. He taught him, that Abraham by the command of God
was going to kill not Isaac, but his first son –Ishmael, who was born
from the Egyptian servant; that Abraham had bequeathed the land of Canaan not
to Isaac, but to Ishmael.
While Israel, as the state,
did not exist since second century, Jews were spread worldwide, and restored
by Herod Solomon’s temple was destroyed by Romans,
Satan made so, that most sacred for the Jews place – the place, where
was the Solomon’s temple, became also the holy place for the Muslims. The
stone, from which, according to Jewish beliefs, the world began to exist (The
Foundation Stone), and which was placed before Holy Holies in the temple,
suddenly became the sacred stone of Muslims. Muslims believe, that from this
stone Muhammad was lifted up into
the sky on the winged beast. Therefore there on the place, where the temple of
God of Israel was, Muslims had erected their sacred temple - Dome of the Rock.
it was not enough for Satan. During that night journey on the winged beast
Muhammad was taken from Mecca to some place, which had to be holy also. That
place appeared to be also on the same spot the Jewish temple was. And Al-Aqsa
Mosque (The Mosque's congregation building can accommodate about 5,000 people
worshipping inside it, while the whole Al-Aqsa Mosque compound area may
accommodate hundreds of thousands), near to a Dome of the Rock was
constructed there. So the
descendants of the rejected heirs of the holy land became the illegal
owners of it.
Since 1948, when the state
Israel was founded, till 1967, when Israel won East Jerusalem, the Jews were
forbidden to come on the holy mountain. Later, after the victory of 1967, under threats of the big
war Israel was forced to concede the holy mount to Muslims. And till this day Jews are
not permitted to pray at the holiest site in Judaism. As, Jews must stand
behind the wall of the mount (the
Western Wall – the preserved part of the wall surrounded the ancient Jewish
temple) while praying toward the rock located under the ' Dome of the Rock ' ,
Muslims stand on the mount facing away from the rock and toward Mecca.
(Golden) gate, through which Jesus had entered 2000 years ago, and through which He shall enter
again, in XVI century Muslims had blocked and even had
arranged their cemetery before the gates to prohibit Jesus to enter the
sanctuary. The Bible however not unequivocally speaks, that their plan will
you see, the Israeli - Arabian conflict has a long history. As in antiquity
the descendants of Satan, the rejected heirs always had tried to take over the
holy land, so and today. All those hostile peoples,
that were at war against Israel in antiquity are the same enemies of
Israel today. The names only had changed.
2,5 thousands years ago
had told: « lo, thine enemies make a tumult:
and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty
counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have
said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of
Israel may be no more in remembrance» (Ps.83:2-4).
There always was someone who was trying to
destroy the Jews forever. And the conductor of this hatred of the Jews always
was and is the same - Satan.
Today Arabs are trying to achieve the
establishment of the Palestinian state with its capital on the Holy mountain.
Jews claims to recognize Jerusalem as united
and eternal city of Israel officially not recognized by
the international community.
In 1947 UN had offered to the Arabs to have
their own state, but they refused. And in 24 hours after the state of Israel
was born, they attacked Israel to destroy it. In 2000 the situation had
repeated. On Camp David Summit 91
% of all the West Bank, all
of the Gaza Strip, with Palestinian control over Eastern Jerusalem as the
capital of the new Palestinian state was offered to Arafat. But they
again refused. Arabs do not need their own state. They already have it. It is
Jordan. All what they want, it is to erase Israel from the world map.
Arabs are trying to create the incorporated Arabian state, and the state of
Israel at the center of their Arabian union, at the center of their Muslim
world, should be destroyed. A question «to exist or not to exist to the state
of Israel » openly is discussed today in political circles.
When during government of the antichrist all
authority on the earth will be given to Satan, he will archive a greater
division of Israel. However not for a long time. God told us, what will take
place at the Second coming of Christ: “I
will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of
Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage
Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land”
Why in all these Arabian countries there are
always wars, famines, problems with drinking water, droughts, infertile
grounds and low living standards? Why USA was the prospering country about 100
years? Because 3,5 thousand years ago God had promised to Abraham: « I
will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse»
course, not all Arabs are descendants of Canaan, or descendants of Satan; as
well as not all Israelites today are children of God. Through marriages
Satan’s seed and the seed of man had mixed up. Last days will show clearly,
who is "wheat", and who is "tares". The Bible says that
among Muslims there the righteous will be also. They will live on the restored
earth after the Second Coming (Zech.14: 16). It will be those Muslims who do
not have hatred against the Jewish people.
The Jewish people are people as many others.
Not better, not worse. As Moses was not a super-man, but was valuable for God
because of the mission He had assigned to him, so and the Jewish people are
valuable for God because of the mission, assigned to them.
As God had punished those who thought that God
made an incorrect choice by having chosen Moses (Num.12; Num.16), so He will
punish everyone, who thinks, that God had made an incorrect choice by having
chosen Israel. When Miriam and Aaron had rebelled
against Moses, God had punished only Miriam. Why? Was Aaron
better than her? Not. The only difference was that he was already
chosen by God to be the high priest. All of us are sinners, and there is no
perfect ones among us, even if we would trying hard.
And only His choice makes people or a person especial for others.
The one who loves God, loves His plan, and
loves the elected by Him for execution of His Plan.
who hate Israel, can not love the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and her
people, as she is the nation through whom:
1) God revealed Himself;
2) Established His Word and Covenants;
3) Preserved His Word;
4) Produced His Son Jesus Christ, the redeemer of Israel and the world;
5) Established His church;
6) Brought us Gentiles the Gospel” (Renate Vinje “ The meek shall inherit
And soon, in His Coming He will deliver Israel, will restore it, will make it
the holy center of the earth and people of Israel the priests on the restored
earth during the whole millennium.
the 1000 years all saints and the righteous will be gathered together on the
New Earth. All New Earth will be called Israel (Ezek.37;
12), i.e. all New Earth will be Eden.
Thus, we see, that the conflict which had
started long time ago in Eden, will be solved also in there - in Israel. As
the first people brought sin into Eden, so last people will bring into it the
righteousness. It is God’s Plan. And NOTHING and NOBODY will change it.