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首先阅读-圣经预言的方法论

悖论的圣经预言理论的基本信念和背后的方法论

接受的信仰:耶稣基督是真理。

第1节:“圣经”是真理和圣灵

事实:圣经说耶稣基督,他是真理。 “圣经”是指耶稣的话语,道成肉身,经文成为肉身(约1:14)。 耶稣指示的经文是真实的,并接受他们这样。

所有接受一般前提:“圣经”是真实的,因此,“圣经”不矛盾的,最好是有它解释本身的理解。

接受特定的前提:“圣经”是一本圣书,经文是神圣的。 神是圣洁的,圣灵是神圣的,耶稣是神圣的,“圣经”是神圣的。 “圣”是指“apartness,圣洁,神圣性,独立性,设置apartness”。 在这方面,“圣经”是不是像其他书籍。 除了“圣经”为True,也是神圣的,并设置外,其他书籍不同。

“圣经”是神圣的 - 前提的各个方面:

上帝故意设计的“圣经”,读它,激发写正是他们写的男子是谁写的。

2蒂姆3:14-17“,但继续在你所学到的,所确信的事情,你知道其中祢知道[他们],并认为从一个孩子,你所知道的圣经,这是能够使你聪明的你们在基督耶稣里是通过信仰得救。 圣经都是神的启示(神吹),[]有利可图的教训,责备,改正,在义指令:这可能是完美的神人,彻底提供你们所有的优秀作品“

圣经特别注意上帝故意设计的预言正是因为它,下降到每一个字,鼓舞人心的男子发言特定的词,然后将其写下来。

彼后1:20-21 知道这个第一,圣经的预言,没有任何私人的解释。 在旧时代的预言来,不是由人的意志,但由圣灵感动说出神的话神圣的男子[为他们]。

“圣经”是神圣的 - 结论:尽管它被写下来的原始经文,通过男性工作,一般可以接受“圣经”是相同,如果耶稣曾通过他人决定,每一个字故意选择,整本圣经被故意设计,因为它是由同一作者/生产/创造者的每一个字:神。

警告:启22:18-19留下余地,手稿之间的轻微%的变异的历史证据,表明复制错误是可能的,实际上有发生。 原来是完美的,但副本可能有轻微的差异,从原来的。 原因是敞开的错误 - 它可能是通过偶然的错误,或故意错误。

限制,反告诫:太5:18,24:35,马克13时31分的法律和耶稣的话,将“在没有办法传递”,“没有办法灭亡”。 正因为如此,尽管变异副本轻微%,证明了一个事实,证据,仍然可以被称为,推导/派生,从内,使用,全组份证据,有轻微的变异%。

有关公设:基督徒后,耶稣的神的开关从希伯来文希腊文的外邦人的持续时间期间在NT引号,更好地反映的比希伯来语LXX的证据,似乎使用的LXX的早期基督徒,保存的lxx,它一所小学和从希伯来文翻译,表明现在存在的希伯来文的副本原来的希伯来文,在推导/派生原来全组份的情况下,包括应具有同等的重要性加权的LXX有轻微%的变异。 换句话说,在LXX是一个Masotoric第二证人,其中应该有合理的和谐。

“圣经”是神圣的 - 结论:“圣经”是超自然的互动,是故意设计是故意设计的人,故意设计的宇宙,在一个强大的超自然的方式,即使我们在这样有限的使用意味着,交互式,。

HBR 4:12 神的话是快速,功能强大,比任何双刃剑锐利,刺入甚至分裂四分五裂的灵魂和精神,骨节与骨髓,是一个辨明对心脏的思想和意图。

弗6:11-12,17 把神的全副军装,使你们能抵挡魔鬼的诡计。 我们不反对血肉搏斗,但对执政的,掌权,对这个世界的黑暗的统治者,对邪恶的精神在高[地方] ...并采取戴上救恩的头盔,和圣灵的宝剑,是上帝的话。

“圣经”是神圣的 - 小组结论:神有“圣经”的故意目的,是超自然的互动。

ISA 55:11 所以我的话,我嘴里出来了:不得返回对我无效,但须完成我请,并应在繁荣[东西]向何处去我把它。

“圣经”是神圣的 - 小组结论:上帝的有意选择了特定的词是真实的,神要我们坚持他故意选择特定的词。

创3:1 蛇是比任何野兽“耶和华神所造的领域更加狡猾。 他说,对女人,是啊, 上帝上帝说 ,你们不可吃园中所有的树?

箴30:5-6 神的每一句话[]纯:他是作他们的盾牌,把他的信任。 加入你不听从他的话,恐怕他责备你,你可以找到一个骗子。

圣经是神圣的 - 款方面的前提下 - 神作为设计师的圣经

“圣经”,上帝设计了一本书,不会像人类所设计的一本书。

伊萨55:8-9 对于我的想法[]不是你的想法,也不是你的方式我的方式,这是耶和华说的。 []天高比地,所以我的道路高过你们的道路,我的想法比你的想法。

圣经的教导,上帝是无所不知,无所不能,无所不在,无限智能,永恒的,创建时间本身,他的存在以外的时间。 上帝可以看到全部的时间都在同一时间,所有人类历史上在同一时间,在它发生的一切,无处不在 - 在一个可视化的比喻 - 就像一个时间表,一个活生生的所有人类历史上一切真正的时间表和它的每一个人,奠定了他面前,看到发生的一切,所有的细节,理解这一切,一次全部。 耶稣基督是自己的“标记”的开始和结束,也创造者,以及上帝的儿子,一个永恒的上帝之间的差距缩小,并在创建时间维的约束线性创作。 虽然我们有一个时间的线性开始创作,会带来永恒的上帝,使我们开始时间,我们将生活在一个永恒的国度,所以从那时起,我们将分享或参与与他在永恒,永恒的神人让我们,时间本身。

创1:1 起初神创造天地。

EXD 3:14神对摩西说,我,我和他说,因此,你要你们的孩子ofIsrael说,我差遣你们。

ISA 40:28 莫非你不知道吗? 你没有听见,[,]永生神耶和华,创造大地,不fainteth两端,既不是厌倦吗? 有没有他的理解搜索。

麦克风5时02分,但你,伯利恒Ephratah,[但]你是成千上万ofJudah小,[但]出你,他站出来对我[是]是统治者inIsrael;他的根源提出[一直]旧的,永恒的。

箴8:22-23 耶和华 (圣灵,智慧的精神,基督精神) 拥有我在开始他的方式,以前的老作品。 我建立了从亘古,从一开始,或曾经是地球。

丹4:3 大[]他的招牌! 以及如何强大的是他的奇迹! 他的王国[是一个永恒的国度,他的权柄[是]一代又一代。

约翰1:10 他在世界,世界是借着他造的,世界却不认识他。

罗马书16:25-27 现在他是坚固你们按照我的福音,宣扬耶稣基督,根据其中的奥秘,这是保密的世界开始以来的启示,但现在显明了。 ,并取得了先知的经文,根据永生神的诫命,所有国家都服从的信念:上帝唯一明智的,是通过耶稣基督永远的荣耀。 阿门。

1添6:14-16 你守[]没有现货,unrebukeable诫,直到我们的主耶稣基督出现在他那个时代他所指示的,是谁]的祝福,只有当权者,万王之王,万主之主,只有丹药,居住在光中,没有人能接近你们,没有人看见,也可以看到:谁给谁[]永恒的荣誉和权力。 阿门。

2 对于这样一个入口宠物1:11 应伺候你丰丰富富的,得以进入我们主救主耶稣基督永远的国。

马克12:26-27 接触死者,他们的发言:你们有没有看过本书的摩西,如何在布什神吩咐他说,我[上午]亚伯拉罕的神,神以撒,雅各的神吗? 他是不是死人的神,但活着的上帝,你们是大错。

路加福音20:38 他是不是死人的神,但生活对他的所有的活。

约翰福音3:13 从来没有人登上了天堂,但他说,从天上降下来,甚至在天上的人子。

约翰6:38 我从天上下来,而不是做我自己的意愿,但他送我的意志。

57-58约翰8:42, 耶稣对他们说,如果神是你的父亲,你们会爱我:我接着提出,从神来,也不是我自己,但他给我说他那里的犹太人你的艺术还没有五十岁,岂见过亚伯拉罕呢? 耶稣对他们说,实实在在的告诉,我对你们说,在亚伯拉罕之前,我。

对于自己的父亲约翰16:27-28 疼爱你,因为你们已经爱我,相信我是从神。 我从父出来,我来到这个世界,我又离开世界,往父那里去。

对于我们轻的苦楚,只是一个时刻,为我们作事远超过[]重无比永远的荣耀 ,我肺心病4:17-18;虽然我们没有看到的东西,但在事为这些看到的东西都是不可见:[]时间,但没见过的东西[]永恒的。

圣经教导神的世界设计是在这样一种方式,我们会了解他,了​​解他的底细,通过什么是“自我证据”。

例1:创新是证明,我们建立

罗马书1:19-20 因为这可能被称为神的是显明在人心里,因为神已经给他们显明[它]。 对于他创造的世界,看不见的东西清楚地看到,理解所做的事情,甚至他的永恒力量和神性,使他们没有借口:

例2:上帝在他的形象给我们 - 我们的思想,感情,能力与逻辑的原因,看到有一个真理和谎言之间的差异。 他让我们像他一样,在这方面,圣经也教导神有思想,感情,和原因。 此外,上帝是一个人,像我们每个人都具有独特的个性或风格,因为我们每做。 因此,我们可以更好地了解神是什么样子,什么自我在我们自己的化妆证据存在。

例3:上帝创造了我们在他的形象 - 我们看起来像上帝 - 上帝是无形的,精神的 - 但耶稣的世界 - 无论是男性还是女性,我们看起来像耶稣基督 - 这有助于我们了解耶稣基督是神的真理,儿子。

圣经教导我们,上帝设计的世界是这样一种方式,我们将他学会了什么是“自营证据”,并通过“象征和符号替换”。

例1:上帝与人类有意设计的关系,以帮助我们更好地理解与他的关系。 设计,在家庭,上帝创造了我们作为孩子的父亲,以帮助我们了解我们的父和他的关系,和我们。 (有些人认为上帝作为父亲图发明的基督徒,因为我们都熟悉这个想法 - 不,其实说实话,这是其他方式 - 我们没有发明作为一个父亲的神,因为这是我们理解,而不是上帝故意发明的父亲,以帮助我们了解有关他。)

例2:设计,上帝创造了男性和女性,以帮助我们了解,我们可以用同样的爱,上帝爱他爱耶稣,但同时仍然比耶稣不同,意味着跟随他。 神也给我们的母亲,以帮助我们了解他是一种非常柔软的爱心培育亲密的一面,不知何故第二,但也有合作,平等,服从和正义的恐惧,他一边向他。

例3:设计,神决定了谁是你的婚姻,来帮助我们理解我们的丈夫在耶稣基督与他的关系。

例4:设计,神决定了谁是你的兄弟姐妹来帮助我们与耶稣基督作为我们的老,长子,弟弟。

圣经教导我们,上帝设计的世界是这样一种方式,我们将学习,请他,学习他的方式,听从他,并表明服从他,在实践中,什么是“自营证据”,也通过“象征和符号替换”。 最终,上帝,耶稣基督的形象的形象,彼此我们是耶稣的“符号替换”,这样的衡量标准是在上帝的法律证明。 我们不是娃娃,绝不被视为上帝作为娃娃,但在视觉的比喻,耶稣基督是原始影像的创造者,我们都被他创建的,看起来像他,就像一个人,可能会使娃娃芭比娃娃一样,看起来人类。

例1:我们不是人,或任何神使耶稣的形象,使偶像,我们是“符号替代”我们的造物主一样,如果我们的偶像,他的创作图像,然后象征性的,我们是“象征性地取代”到自己的造物主上帝的角色 - 我们偶像象征着我们把自己的神的独特作用,象征着我们“扮演上帝”,本质上。 (这是值得商榷和可能,许多娃娃,如芭比娃娃,是偶像。)

前20:4-6 你不可让任何对你的偶像,或[任何事情,任何肖像是在天上,或在地球上下方,或[是] [是]在水中根据地球:你不可跪拜你自己给他们,也为他们服务,为我耶和华你的神[上午]忌邪的神,你们参观后的第三次和第四次代的儿童,他们的父亲的罪孽,恨我;直到他们的数千名爱我的怜悯直到千代,守我诫命。

例2:我们不杀死对方,因为我们都在耶稣基督的形象 - 我们像对方和他在这个“符号替代”。

创9时06分但凡sheddeth人的血液,由人应他的血液流:在神的形象,他的人。

EXD 20:13不可杀人。

例3:我们是我们自己,爱我们的邻居 - 如果我们的邻居是“符号替代”,代表我们自己。

马克12:30-31 你要爱主你的神与所有你的心,与所有你的灵魂,与所有你的心,与你所有的力量:这是第一条诫命。 和第二是一样,即这一点,你要爱邻舍如同自己。 有没有别的诫命比这更大的。

列弗9:17-18 汝等不恨你的兄弟在你的心:你要在任何明智的责备你的邻居,并没有受到他的罪。 不可报仇,也不承担任何斗气的孩子对你的百姓,但你要爱邻舍如同自己:我是耶和华。

例4:对于基督徒,我们要彼此相爱,耶稣爱我们。 什么人对他弟兄们,我们对他说,他的身体,以及像“符号替代”他。

约翰15:9-14, 因为父怎样爱我,所以我爱你:我爱你们继续。 你们若遵守我的诫命,就必遵守我的爱,甚至正如我遵守了我父的命令,并遵守在他的爱。 这些事,我说你们可能会留在你我的喜悦,[,]你的喜悦,可能是充分的。 这是我的命令,你们彼此相爱,像我爱你。 更大的爱心没有比这个男人,一个人放下他的生命,为他的朋友。 你们是我的朋友,若遵行我所吩咐你。

若一4:8-22 亲爱的,让我们彼此相爱,爱是神,每一个有爱心的神而生,并且认识神。 没有爱心的,就不认识神,因为神就是爱。 在此就显明神对我们的爱,因为神差他唯一的独生子到世界,通过他,我们可能住。 本是爱,他不是我们爱神,乃是神爱我们,并派他的儿子[是],为我们的罪作了挽回祭。 亲爱的,如果神爱我们,我们也应当彼此相爱。 从来没有人见过神在任何时间。 如果我们彼此相爱,神在我们里面,他的爱是在我们完善。 在此,我们知道,我们住在他身上,他在我们,因为他赐给我们,他的精神。 我们已经看到,并作证说,父差子[]世界的救世主。 凡承认耶稣是神的儿子,神就住在他身上,他在神。 我们已经知道并相信神爱我们的心。 神就是爱,和他那住在住在神的爱,在他的上帝。 此处我们的爱完美,我们就可以大胆:在审判的日子,因为他是,所以我们这代义是爱里没有惧怕,但完美的爱会驱散了恐惧:因为惧怕折磨。 他敬畏是不完美的爱情。 我们爱他,因为他先爱我们。 如果一个人说,我爱神,却恨他的弟弟,他是个骗子,因为他爱他的弟弟,他所看到的,他怎么能爱上帝的人,他 ​​未曾见过吗? 这诫命,我们从他,他所爱的神爱他的哥哥也。

马特25:34-40 于是王对他们说,他的右手上,来吧,你们这蒙我父赐福的,继承从世界的基础上为您准备的王国:我饿了,你们给我吃我渴了,你们给我喝,我是一个陌生人,你们留我赤身露体,你们给我穿,我病了,你们看顾我:我在监狱里,你们来看我 然后应义人回答他,说,主啊,当看到我们,你饿了,喂[你]? 或渴了,给[你]饮料? 当见你一个陌生人,[你]? 或赤身露体,穿上衣服[你]? 或者什么时候见你病了,或在监狱,来看你呢? 和王要回答,对他们说,我实在告诉你们,因为你们已经做[]你们这些在我这弟兄中最小的一个,你们这样做,[它]对我。

“圣经”是神圣的:

除了“圣经”为True,也是神圣的,并设置外,其他书籍不同。 圣经一般都可以接受,如果耶稣曾通过他人决定,每一个字故意选择,被故意设计是因为它是整个圣经的每一个字,由同一作者/生产/创建者:神。

因此:如果每一个字是故意所选择的上帝,它在逻辑上,也每一句,每一句话,每一个段落,每外用节,和所有这样的顺序,还故意所选择的上帝,是因为它是。 此外,所有的书籍,可以考虑有相同的设计/生产/作者,不管他们的订单在时间或作家。

“圣经”,上帝设计了一本书,不会像人类所设计的一本书。 圣经的教导,上帝是无所不知,无所不能,无所不在,无限智能,永恒的,创建时间本身,他的存在以外的时间。 上帝可以看到全部的时间都在同一时间,所有人类历史上在同一时间,在它发生的一切,无处不在 - 在一个可视化的比喻 - 就像一个时间表,一个活生生的所有人类历史上一切真正的时间表和它的每一个人,奠定了他面前,看到发生的一切,所有的细节,理解这一切,一次全部。

因此:如果上帝是无所不知,无所不能,无所不在,无限智能,永恒一次看到所有的时间,并提出了“圣经”是完全一样的是,那么它在逻辑如下上帝说:它使“圣经”我们今天会读它,foreknowing的时代,我们生活在什么它会像。 上帝也foreknew人将生活在这些时候,他们会是这样,他们怎么会认为他的孩子。 无限智能,foreknowing的一切,上帝被选择是因为它是“圣经”的每个字(等),从它被写入时,选择有先见之明,就如何看今天,我们现在foreknowing。

上帝故意设计的“圣经”,读它,激发写正是他们写的男子是谁写的。 圣经特别注意上帝故意设计的预言正是因为它,下降到每一个字,鼓舞人心的男子发言特定的词,然后将其写下来。

因此:上帝无限的智慧,并没有限制因素,如果他想,可以控制和故意设计的“圣经”在这样的方式来确保一个特定消息的预言,大约仍然未来来,得到了通过我们(foreknowing等)我们将在这些时候,我以这样的方式与公平的保证人,教会,是因为它是现在,我们可以接受它。

圣经是超自然的互动,是故意设计是故意设计的人,故意设计的宇宙,在一个强大的超自然的方式,即使我们在这样有限的使用意味着,互动。 神故意圣经的目的是超自然的互动。

因此:上帝可能已确定,逻辑和推理,任何人都可以看到的是健全的,在这段时间的预言礼物的人可以听到来自上帝对即将来的未来,并了解启示,仅仅通过互动“圣经”,并考虑与神的知识和资源上帝foreknew将在这段时间手头上。

上帝是一个人,像我们每个人都具有独特的个性或风格,因为我们每个人都做。 耶稣基督是自己的“标记”的开始和结束,也创造者,以及上帝的儿子,一个永恒的上帝之间的差距缩小,并在创建时间维的约束线性创作。 “圣经”是指耶稣的话语,道成肉身,经文成为肉。

因此,正如耶稣是个人的,独特的风格或个性,他是神,他是道成肉身,它在逻辑上,耶稣是圣经的方式 - 这样最好描述为耶稣是设计师/作家/生产者的整个圣经。 如果整部“圣经”有一名男子背后,谁是上帝,耶稣基督,那么它在逻辑上如下(任何人作为一个作家相同)整部“圣经”将体现出独特的个性,写作风格耶稣基督,。

圣经教导神设计了世界,在这样一种方式,我们会了解他,了​​解他的底细,通过什么是“自我举证”,还通过“象征和符号替换”,我们将学习去讨好他,学习,按照他的方式,听从了他,并表明服从他,什么都“自证据”,并通过“象征和符号替换”,在实践中。

因此:如果耶稣基督故意设计的整个世界,在这样一种方式,我们将通过什么是“自我举证”和“象征和符号替换”他学习,这可以被认为是耶稣教我们的事。 如果耶稣基督的方式做事情,然后作为耶稣基督还设计将整部“圣经”因为是,,然后它在逻辑上遵循“圣经”将被设计来教我们什么是“自我的证据”的方法和使用“象征主义与符号替换“。

上帝的有意选择了特定的词是真实的,神要我们坚持他故意选择特定的词。

因此,我们必须既不增加也不带走。 我们必须既增加了更多的含义比的话如实反映,也不忽视的意义,是那里的话如实反映。 “上帝说什么?”的诱惑的最古老的把戏,导致罪,在“圣经”。 我们要相信我们的无限智能,全能,全知,foreknowing,永恒的,爱上帝和救世主,说什么他的意思,究竟意味着什么,他的目的说 - 这一代在这些时候,甚至你或我的目的,他在特定的,谁是foreknown他之前,他的世界 - 他头脑数千几年前,当他选择如何激发摩西,以西结,等写 - foreknowing什么会导致你的或我的手,今天 - 和无穷的智慧选择互动,正是需要,导致我们在我们手中的“圣经”的真理今天。

圣经是真理和圣灵。

第2节:圣经上的预言和智慧

假设:“智慧”,是需要了解的预言。

“圣经”连接预言的概念,灯谜,和智慧。 神说,他发言的先知灯谜,同一个词是用来形容一个共同的谜语。

民12:6-8 他说,你要听我的话:如果你们中间有一个先知 ,[我]耶和华将在自己对他的视力,[和]将在梦中对他说。 我的仆人摩西[]并非如此,谁是我家中所有的忠实。 我发言与他面对面,并没有清楚的谜语,他看见耶和华的形式。 那么,为什么你不害怕对我的仆人摩西说话吗?

JDG 14:12-14 参孙对他们说,我现在提出献给您谜语 :如果你们一定能申报我的盛宴七天内,找到[它]出来,然后我会给你们三十张和第三的服装变化:但是,如果你们不能申报[]我,那么你们给我30张和第三的服装变化。 他们对他说,请将谜语,我们可能会听到。 ,他对他们说,“想吃出出来的肉,和强出来的甜头。”他们不能在三天内猜出谜语

在一个地方,上帝给指定的预言是一个谜,上述相同的字,结17。 关于这一段是非常重要的要注意的是,指定的“谜”的预言是一样含糊,晦涩和谜语冠冕堂皇的,充满象征意义,因为在“圣经”的预言休息,。 这只是所有的预言有一个谜音,充满了模糊的象征,是难以否认。 甚至包含解释的段落,仍然留下多少,只是含糊地解释。

结17:1-5 耶和华的话临到我说,人子阿,提出了一个 ,而对以色列家的比喻说;说,主耶和华如此说,“一个伟大的鹰伟大的翅膀,longwinged,羽毛,有潜水员颜色,临到黎巴嫩,和雪松最高的分支,他冒出了他年轻的树枝,并把它带入了贩运的土地,他将它设置在一个城市的客商。 他还注意到土地的种子,种植肥田他放在[]由伟大的水域,[和]将它设置为杨柳树......“

聪明的是那些被认为是能够解释谜语,所罗门著名的为他的智慧与示巴女王的谜语测试。

2CH 9:1-2,6 和示巴女王听见所罗门的名声,她证明了一个非常伟大的公司,所罗门在耶路撒冷的灯谜 ,骆驼,裸露的香料,和丰富的黄金,贵重结石:当她来到所罗门,她与他在她的心里是communed。 所罗门告诉她她所有的问题:有没有从所罗门,他告诉她不要HID ...(她说),然而人我不相信他们的话,直到我来,我的眼睛已经看到[它]:看哪,你的智慧的伟大的一半,没有告诉我:[]的你exceedest的名声,我听到。

很显然,“圣经”指出,要了解一个人需要有“智慧”的谜语,它是“明智”的理解的解释或解决灯谜。 作为神宣告预言是灯谜,了解你需要“智慧”的预言是有道理的。

Prov 1:5-6 A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation ; the words of the wise, and their riddles.

Ecc 8:1 Who [is] as the wise [man]? and who knoweth the interpretation(solution) of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

The Bible mentions that God does have secrets and hides things, and these secrets sometimes may be searched out, or He chooses to reveal them, per His timing and to whom He wills.

Psa 31:19-20 [Oh] how great [is] thy goodness , which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; [which] thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Pro 25: 2 [It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing : but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter.

Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Col 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you , to fulfil the word of God; [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

Eph 3:9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God , who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Deu 29:29 The secret [things belong] unto the LORD our God : but those [things which are] revealed [belong] unto us and to our children for ever, that [we] may do all the words of this law.

Psa 25:14 The secret of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

Jdg 13:18 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it [is] secret ?

Rom 16:25-27 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, [be] glory through Jesus Christ for ever. 阿门。

The Bible also ties together “secrets” with “wisdom” and prophecy (and faith).

Job 15:8 Hast thou heard the secret (5475) of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

1 Cor 13:2 And though I have [the gift of] prophecy , and understand all   mysteries (secrets) , and all knowledge; and though I have all faith , so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth His secret (5475) unto his servants the prophets .

Tying this all together, the Bible indicates that the prophecies we have which God gave through the prophets, as we have them in the Bible, are riddles, or like riddles, and that these are also called secrets. In order to understand prophecies, riddles or secrets, a person needs something called “wisdom”. And the gift of prophecy relates to understanding these secrets, or riddles. Besides mentioning “wisdom” as important, the Bible also indicates that the “secret of the Lord” is with the “righteous” who “fear Him”.

Psa 25:14 The secret (5475) of the LORD [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

Pro 3:32 For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but His secret (5475) [is] with the righteous.

This correlation between wisdom, prophecy, riddles, interpretation of riddles, secrets and prophets is seen in the Old and New Testaments, and it serves as a foundation to understand that for certain prophecies, the prophecy itself in the Bible specifies we will need whatever it is that is called “wisdom” in order to understand the riddle of the prophecy. These verses serve as evidence of validity of the hypothesis.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.

Rev 17:9 And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth…

Dan 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Validation of the Hypothesis: “Wisdom” is needed to understand (esp. certain) prophesies.

Section 3: The Holy Bible on Wisdom

What is “wisdom” per the Bible, and how does one get “wisdom” per the Bible?

The Holy Bible teaches we can ask in faith, nothing wavering, and God will give us wisdom. Therefore faith, trusting God, is a key ingredient of receiving wisdom, and it is God who gives wisdom.

詹姆斯1:5-7 如果你缺少智慧,让他问上帝,赐给所有[男性]宽松,upbraideth不应当给他。 但让他问的信念,没有动摇。 对于他疑惑的是像风带动了海的浪潮,并抛出。 为了让没有人认为他应得到任何东西的主。

圣经一再教导,敬畏耶和华,是“智慧的开端”。 由于这是智慧的“开始”,这可能涉及到我们如何开始收到来自上帝。 也和“邪恶的出发”,“神圣的知识”似乎与此相关的。

1:7敬畏耶和华是知识的开端,但愚妄人藐视智慧和训诲。

临9:10 敬畏耶和华是智慧的开端和知识的圣地[]了解。

工作28:28 你们的人,他 ​​说,看哪,敬畏耶和华,是智慧,从恶出发[是]了解。

诗111:10 敬畏耶和华是智慧开始:一个很好的了解,有他们做他的诫命]:赞美他永远长存。

The Holy Bible gives much information on wisdom and how to get it, so including key passages, I am going to underline what seem to be key points:

Pro 1:2-7 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise [man] will hear , and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge : [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Prov 2:1-6 My son, if thou wilt receive my words , and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, [and] liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures ; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding.

Prov 4:1-7 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law . For I was my father's son, tender and only [beloved] in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words : keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth . Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [therefore] get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Prov 8:5-14 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear ; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips [shall be] right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth [are] in righteousness; [there is] nothing froward or perverse in them. They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth , do I hate. Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength.

2 Tim 3:14-17 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them]; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Pro 14:6,8 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not: but knowledge [is] easy unto him that understandeth. The wisdom of the prudent [is] to understand His way : but the folly of fools [is] deceit.

Job 26:3 How hast thou counselled [him that hath] no wisdom ? and [how] hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is ?

Pro 17:24 Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding ; but the eyes of a fool [are] in the ends of the earth.

Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple.

Pro 22:17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

箴30:2-6 当然我[上午]比任何人更野蛮,没有一个人的理解。 我既学到的智慧 ,也有神圣的知识 谁曾升到天上,或下降? 谁聚风在他的拳头? 谁包的水域,在一家服装? 谁立定地球的两端? , lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. 什么[是] 他的名字 ,和什么[是]儿子的名字,如果你听了告诉神的每一句话[是]纯 :?他是] 1盾对他们,把他的信任加入对他你不的话 ,恐怕他责备你,你可以找到一个骗子。

让我们来看看只是强调点什么“智慧”是如何得到它:

perceive the words , hear , The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge , receive my words , incline thine ear , searchest for her as [for] hid treasures , find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding, I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law , retain my words , forget [it] not; neither decline from the words of my mouth , Wisdom [is] the principal thing, for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips [shall be] right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth [are] in righteousness; [there is] nothing froward or perverse in them. They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge, The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth , do I hate. Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength, And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus, knowledge [is] easy unto him that understandeth, understand His way , wisdom , declared the thing as it is , Wisdom [is] before him that hath understanding , The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise the simple, Bow down thine ear, and hear the words , wisdom , knowledge of the holy , his name , Every word of God [is] pure : he [is] a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words , lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

The general impression is that to get “wisdom” we must neither add to nor take away from God's words, in fear of God, and that adding or taking away is evil, proud, and arrogant. If we add to them then we will be found to be liars. The Holy scriptures are God's words, which are all perfect, and right, and truth, and able to make us wise through faith in Jesus Christ. He gives good doctrine, counsel, and wisdom. Also, a search as for hidden treasures is recommended to get wisdom, yet at the same time, God's words are described to be plain, that getting knowledge is easy, and that God has declared the thing as it is. Repeatedly the instruction is to hear the words, bow the ear to them, to perceive them. Knowledge of the Holy, and understanding His way are mentioned as part of this. The main point seems to be that God gives wisdom with His perfect words, as found in the Holy Bible.

This is contrasted in Jer 8, showing that those who reject His Word do not have wisdom. This may also be echoed in Psalms, that going against the Lord, or His Word, there is no wisdom.

Jer 8:8-9 How do ye say, We [are] wise, and the law of the LORD [is] with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he [it]; the pen of the scribes [is] in vain. The wise [men] are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom [is] in them?

Pro 21:30 [There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Hypothesis: Whatever “wisdom” is, it is to be found in the Holy Bible, that one must search for it like hidden treasure, in faith. But that it is plain and easy, hearing God's perfect words, not adding to them or rejecting them, but hearing and perceiving them exactly as they are. He gives good doctrine, all His words are truth. And understanding of His way and knowledge of the Holy is also involved.

Biblical Principles of Getting Wisdom in This Age (Case Example of Hypothesis)

For us Christians, the Holy Bible teaches that in this age (of the Church/Gentiles) to become wise (per God, biblical wisdom), we must become fools (per the world, worldly wisdom). Alternately, worldly wisdom is foolishness.

1 Cor 3:18-23 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.

Young Earth Creationism seems to be a perfect example. The world considers it utter foolishness for people to open up a Bible and read what it plainly says and believe it – that God created the Universe in 6 days, about 6000 years ago. Yet, there is more scientific evidence for this, a young earth, the Flood, than for evolution. There is all sorts of scientific research by Christians who are scientists (see creation.com) which answer every science question anyone seems to have thought of, even on cosmology, with scientific and reasonable answers that show science allows for Young Earth Creationism to be true, even how it is that 6 days and 6000 years could pass here, while we seem to see longer time periods in space. And as a whole it actually makes more sense with the real scientific process, and the evidence that is observed (like the fossil record), than do the secular alternatives.

Evolutionists reject God's Word, and what is “Self-Evidential” about Creation, that we were created, that the Earth shows evidence of a Flood, etc. and as a result people have become vain in imaginations, believing things they or others have made up, not truth given in the Bible, and while evolutionists profess to be wise, in truth they are fools.

Rom 1:18-22 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed [it] unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made , [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

In fact, a child can sit and read the creation account in Genesis as plain and easy to understand, and in this have more wisdom than the most educated evolutionist. The Bible teaches that age and greatness do not mean that one has wisdom. Jesus praised God for hiding things from the wise (worldly wisdom) and revealing the truth to those who were just “babes”. This is indicative that receiving Biblical wisdom may relate to being childlike.

Job 32:9 Great men are not [always] wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes : even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Matt 18:3-4 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children , ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child , the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 18:16-17 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdomof God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdomof God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

Being childlike may seem foolish to the world, and an adult reading and believing the Bible surely does seem foolish to the world. Yet a child who believes what he reads about creation is wiser in true wisdom, than an adult evolutionist thought wise in worldly wisdom. And also, an adult Christian who believes what he reads is wiser in true wisdom, than one who does not. Wisdom does seem to be in plain sight in this regard. It may seem foolish of God to have hid the truth giving wisdom in plain sight, but the foolishness of God is in fact wiser than man, who in all worldly wisdom cannot figure out what is already openly told and in plain sight.

1 Cor 1… For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, [yea], and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

The Bible also makes clear that it is the Holy Spirit in us that teaches us and reveals things to us, and gives us wisdom, and these things are contrary to worldly wisdom which regards them as foolishness. The Holy Spirit teaches us by comparing spiritual things with spiritual – we have the mind of Christ, and so can understand His thoughts. This may be relevant in the Holy Spirit interacting with the Holy Bible, comparing Spiritual with Spiritual, to give true wisdom, especially seeing the Holy Bible as being designed by Jesus Christ, and Him being the Word made flesh.

1 Cor 2:6-16 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God . Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man . For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Conclusion – Validity of Hypothesis: Whatever “wisdom” is, it is to be found in the Holy Bible, that one must search for it like hidden treasure, in faith. But that it is plain and easy, hearing God's perfect words, not adding to them or rejecting them, but hearing and perceiving them exactly as they are. He gives good doctrine, all His words are truth. And understanding of His way, and knowledge of the Holy, is also involved.

那么,我们从这里获得的“智慧”的搜索呢? We are told to search for it as for hidden treasure, it is to be found in God's Word, in His words, but is it everywhere or is it in a particular location? Usually hidden treasure has a specific location, and there is a map or instructions on where to go to find it. Just as a hunch, the phrase “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” or other mention of “beginning” in relation to wisdom, is used very often (Ps 111:10, Prov 1:7,4:7,8:22,9:10). In 4 instances, this is the same word as in Gen 1:1 “In the beginning”, and so this might be a hint to head to Genesis. It also is interesting that a couple other verses use the same words for “beginning”:

Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning , and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:

God says He declares the end from the beginning – the beginning of the Bible is Genesis and the end is Revelation – so perhaps the “wisdom” needed to understand Revelation might be found in Genesis.

Ecc 10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth [is] foolishness: and the end of his talk [is] mischievous madness.

We've already established that to the world, Genesis seems to be foolishness, and also to the world, “mischievous madness” might be a fitting description of how they see Revelation. So this verse may be some written confirmation in the Holy Bible of God foreknowing the order the books would be in one day, also again hinting there may be some tie between Genesis and Revelation.

Section 4: God's Writing Style – “His Way”

I would like you to see this. Please go get and open up a hardcopy Bible to Genesis 1, to use to follow along with, as I believe it works better to process this information with it all laid out visually.

In Genesis the Lord seems to first lay out information in chronological order. So the baseline or precedent is for God to write in chronological order. That is, until we get to Gen 2, which seems to recount events that were already described in Gen 1.

Some people have a hard time reconciling Gen 1 and Gen 2, which seem to give account of the creation of mankind twice. Adam and Eve were the first man and woman, and so Gen 1 and Gen 2 must be speaking of the same event, the creation of mankind. Logically, for the Bible to not contradict itself, the creation account of mankind in Gen 2 must reconcile with the one in Gen 1.

But they are easily reconciled. Look at the section of Gen 1:1 through 2:4. This is all one section, which gives account of the creation week, and ends in 2:4 by summarizing the prior, saying:

These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.

Gen 2:5 begins the next section, verse 5 including that “there was no man to cultivate the ground” . This is a marker, showing that verse 5 has gone backwards in time, to before man was made. Gen 2:5 through Gen 2:25, the end of the chapter, give account of the creation of mankind. So we can know that Gen 2:5-25 is a more detailed account of the events that already were mentioned on day 6 in Genesis chapter 1. Genesis 1:26 is before God has made mankind, 1:27 is the verse where God makes mankind, and this is followed by God blessing them, in which God is speaking to both of them, together.

Gen 1:26 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.

Gen 1:27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them , Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth….

Gen 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Gen 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.

Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

At the end of Gen 2:25 Adam and Eve have just been brought together, but God has not said anything to both of them together. Gen 2:5-25 begins before the creation of Adam, and ends with Adam and Eve just having been brought together, with no mention of God talking to both of them, and Gen 1:28 includes God speaking to both of them together. So it seems to make the most sense, in fitting the sections together, that Gen 2:5-25 is in fact a more detailed account of what is briefly summarized in Gen 1:27. It is therefore “Self-Evidential” that Gen 1:1-2:4 is a summary, and Gen 2:5-2:25 is a more detailed account of a small piece of that summary. As we have already covered, God's teaching style He used in how He made the world is “Self-Evidential”.

Now, Jesus COULD have just put all this in chronological order, and perhaps made it easier to understand. As it stands, at first glance it looks like there could be some contradiction – and it takes a little bit of faith, trusting Jesus to not contradict Himself, and thinking about it, comparing sections, to arrive at the conclusion that there is no contradiction.

Still Jesus COULD have just put all this in chronological order. Why didn't He? What did He do? (Cryptographically oriented minds want to know…)

First Jesus gave a summary in chronological order of the creation week. Then He went back and gave more detail on something we would find of particular interest – the creation of mankind.

It seems “Self-Evidential” that Jesus wanted us to learn something from how He chose to lay out this information, and that is that doing it this way is just “His Way”, or “His Writing Style”. Why assume that an all-knowing infinitely intelligent all-powerful eternal God would allow for His Word to end up with chronological breaks that make understanding more difficult just by happenstance, when the attributes of God are logically more compatible with such chronological breaks and resulting contextual understanding difficulties to be intentional and for a purpose? (Isa 29:16 “Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?” )

In other words, right from the beginning of the Bible, it seems Jesus is teaching us about His Writing Style, How He likes to do things, “His Way” – Jesus is not just teaching us about our creation as is the content of the topic of this section, but He is also teaching us how to read the Bible with understanding, knowing His Way of laying out the information, as a rule or guideline.

This is an especially important rule for us to know when it comes to passages of the Bible which are obscure and confusing as to the events described…. such as… Prophecy! This is essentially the first “Self-Evidential” example of “His Way” that He lays out information, that might be very useful in trying to solve a riddle.

His Way #1: Jesus likes to give chronological summaries, and then go back and fill in important details. Even 20 verses of details might be expanded out from just 1 verse of summary. The markers between such sections may require a little logic, and have to be deduced from context.

Now, does this match the Biblically derived hypothesis about “wisdom”?

Hypothesis: Whatever “wisdom” is, it is to be found in the Holy Bible, that one must search for it like hidden treasure, in faith. But that it is plain and easy, hearing God's perfect words, not adding to them or rejecting them, but hearing and perceiving them exactly as they are. He gives good doctrine, all His words are truth. And understanding of His way, and knowledge of the Holy, is also involved.

Hypothesis-Match: This is from the Holy Bible, taking into account the Holy Bible is meant to be interactive, trusting in God's words as being perfect as they are, every single one, including how they comprise whole sections. It requires searching for something hidden, yet everything is plain and out in the open. And a good doctrine (teaching, insight) of His Way is the result.

Let's go to the next example. Gen 3 – 5 keeps a fairly steady chronological order. The end of Gen 4 brings us up to just past the beginning of Gen 5, with the birth of Seth, and so the overlap is minimal. But there is something to note comparing Genesis 3 and 4, which is that something is obviously missing from the story. From context it is pretty obvious that Cain's wife, first mentioned in Gen 4:17, must have been his sister, and a daughter of Adam, yet nowhere prior in Gen 4 is it mentioned that Adam and Eve had any daughters. From Gen 4:17 onward, several women are mentioned, presumably they could be daughters of Cain. But it really sticks out that the first time any daughters are mentioned as being born to anyone, including Adam, is not until after Adam is over 130 years old and has fathered Seth. After fathering Seth, in Gen 5:4, it is finally mentioned that Adam had daughters. So from context, using a little logic, there is a very big pointed obvious omission in Gen 4, where Adam having daughters should be mentioned, but it is not. Obviously in Gen 5:4 God mentions that Adam had daughters, so it is not like the reason for not mentioning them was because God just was not going to mention them. But in context, in the chronology the daughters should have been mentioned sooner. In a way, this is an empty blank ____ to be filled.

But still, Gen 3-5 does continue in close chronological order, until we get to Gen 6.

“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them That the sons of God saw the daughters of men(adam) that they [were] fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that , when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare [children] to them, the same [became] mighty men which [were] of old, men of renown.”

This verse specifies that these events occurred at a particular time – when men began to multiply and had daughters. From context, it is very obvious that men began to multiply and have daughters prior to when Adam was 130 years old, and this started with Adam having daughters as that had to be where Cain's wife came from (6:2 daughters of men(adam)). This is the information that goes in the blank___ of what was so obviously missing prior to the first mention of Cain's wife in Gen 4:17. So when did the sons of God start taking wives? Before Gen 4:17, before Adam was 130 years old, as that is when he had Seth, and it is specified that Cain already had a wife and 4 generations of descendents by then. When were there giants on the earth? In “those days” of prior to when Adam was 130, and also after that. This being established, then the chronology continues on with Gen 6:5 and so on into the Flood account.

So, Jesus COULD have just put Gen 6:1-4 sometime prior to Gen 4:17, where it would have fit into chronological order – but instead left a glaringly obvious logical contextual blank___ where Gen 6:1-4 should have fit chronologically.

Why did He do it this way? What we can learn from this is that all of Gen 5, the generations of Adam through Noah's sons, a summary of a genealogy spanning 1500 years, is then followed by a brief detail of an occurrence (parallel of a second genealogy) which overlays the same time period of 1500 years. We have a notable _____, followed by 1500 years, followed by a brief summary of something that was also occurring over the expanse of those 1500 years, which fits into that contextual blank___. It makes sense that the cause of the flood was largely due to the Nephilim. So it seems like Gen 6:1-4 was cut from prior to Gen 4:17, and moved to after the end of Gen 5, so as to highlight how these events related to the flood – to emphasize a cause and effect or spiritual significance, over more obvious contextual details (missing daughters) that could be more easily logically deduced.

What can we learn from this? I'm going to divide this one up into two:

His Way #2: Jesus will put things in non-chronological order, to show the importance of a cause/effect relationship or spiritual significance to something that follows, however if He does so there is an earlier marker of omission that can be derived from context, a beginning, which is later filled in, an ending.

His Way #3: Events of good and evil running parallel over time may be overlaid, with one detailed and the other only receiving a summary, and this may be derived from contextual markers.

Continuing on, the next serious chronological break is Gen 11:1-9. This is the same pattern as the chronological break between Gen 1 and Gen 2, but a little different. Gen 11:1-9 obviously refers back to Nimrod'skingdomofBabelin Gen 10:10, and so this is the starting point. However, in the example of Gen 1 and Gen 2, there were 20 verses detailing 1 verse. But in this case, Gen 11:1-9 starts with Gen 10:10, and the obvious context clue of “the beginning of his kingdom wasBabel”. The ending point is also to be derived from a context clue, found in Gen 10:25 “Peleg for in his days the earth was divided”. There seems to be good reason for this, because Gen 11:10 onwards is a years-detailed genealogy of Shem's line, giving us details on the days of Peleg. From that, we can know the Earth was divided about 1757-1996 years after the creation. (Incidentally, as per Deut 32:8 LXX, that would also mean this is when the “Divine Council” was first formed; after Babel.)

What can we learn from this? This is a combination of earlier examples. In this case of Gen 10 and 11, more detailed information is given on an earlier chronological summary (His Way #1), but it is written in such a way that it overlays a longer period of time (His Way #3) and markers are given for the beginning and end (His Way #2).

And so we can understand from this that His Ways may be combined. This fourth example seems to affirm His Ways shown earlier, but without providing a new pattern. However, it does give the knowledge that parts of His Ways can be mixed together into new combinations.

After this example, Genesis seems to continue in chronological order, without any significant exceptions, and so this seems to be the end of the series of “Self-Evidential” teaching about how Jesus lays out information.

Let's Review,

What Jesus teaches in a “Self-Evidential” manner in Genesis:

The baseline or precedent is for Jesus to write in chronological order. But there are 3 exceptions:

His Way #1: Jesus likes to give chronological summaries, and then go back and fill in important details. Even 20 verses of details might be expanded out from just 1 verse of summary. The markers between such sections may require a little logic, and have to be deduced from context.

His Way #2: Jesus will put things in non-chronological order, to show the importance of a cause/effect relationship or spiritual significance to something that follows, however if He does so there is an earlier marker of omission that can be derived from context, a beginning, which is later filled in, an ending.

His Way #3: Events of good and evil running parallel over time may be overlaid, with one detailed and the other only receiving a summary, and this may be derived from contextual markers.

The elements of these 3 exceptions can be mixed together to make new combinations, such as: More detailed information is given on an earlier chronological summary (His Way #1), but it is written in such a way that it overlays a longer period of time (His Way #3), and markers are given for the beginning and end (His Way #2).

Is this “wisdom”? It matches the hypothesis about “wisdom”:

Hypothesis: Whatever “wisdom” is, it is to be found in the Holy Bible, that one must search for it like hidden treasure, in faith. But that it is plain and easy, hearing God's perfect words, not adding to them or rejecting them, but hearing and perceiving them exactly as they are. He gives good doctrine, all His words are truth. And understanding of His way, and knowledge of the Holy, is also involved.

Hypothesis-Match: This is from the Holy Bible, taking into account the Holy Bible is meant to be interactive, trusting in God's words as being perfect as they are, every single one, including how they comprise whole sections. It requires searching for something hidden, yet everything is plain and out in the open. And a good doctrine (teaching, insight) of His Way is the result.

Is there any further validation that this is “wisdom”, or any evidence to confirm it?

We covered 3 topics in His breaks from chronology:

  1. Adam and Eve's creation and God's instructions to them
  2. The timing of sons of God and the Nephilim
  3. The timing of Babel, and incidentally when the “Divine Council” was formed

Example 2: While some people are aware of the Gen 6 paradigm today, most of them do not understand “and also after that” correctly, and false beliefs have resulted. By using this methodology, it becomes clear when the interbreeding started, and shows that “and also after that” refers from the time of Adam through Noah, and not to after the flood. Several people have pointed out that “and also after that” simply makes no sense to be referring to after the Flood, using logic, grammar, reasoning, precedents, etc. to make this point. But using the methodology of perceiving His Ways, the same conclusion is arrived at, but the information seems to be laid out plainly and openly. God's words are assumed to be intentional, and contextual difficulties are also there for an intentional purpose, to teach of His way of laying out information. To many people, the correct information is hidden and they do not understand it – yet using His Ways the correct information is revealed. Summarily, it is as if a “secret” has been revealed, a “mystery” is understood. The Holy Bible ties together the ideas of “secrets” and “wisdom” and “prophecy”.

Job 15:8 Hast thou heard the secret (5475) of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

1 Cor 13:2 And though I have [the gift of] prophecy , and understand all   mysteries (secrets) , and all knowledge; and though I have all faith , so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth His secret (5475) unto his servants the prophets .

That using the His Way methodology seems to give understanding about “secrets” or “mysteries”. It quickly lays out conclusions in plain sight, that otherwise would require more difficult efforts to arrive at. This is self-evidential evidence that the His Way methodology does successfully reveal “mysteries” or “secrets”, which is what the Bible teaches that comes with having “wisdom”.

As such, there is Evidence that the His Way methodology involves the presence of some “wisdom”, even indicating this is the same “wisdom” needed to understand certain prophecies. It seems there is some Biblical and Bible-based evidence that we have gained “wisdom” by understanding “His Ways”. 尤里卡!

((Notes: I do believe there are additional “secrets” that are pointed to and revealed in Example 1, as to more detail about the Fall of mankind, which I have written on, but it is a very complicated subject, requiring many other proofs spanning the entire Bible to confirm, so it won't easily work as Evidence here. The key issue is resolving the contradiction of God directly telling Eve that she could east from “every tree” in Gen 1:29, which when taking into account singular/plurals of “you” in Gen 2-3, can be resolved, and gives new insight on how the serpent “deceived/beguiled” Eve, not just lied to her. That study is online in Chapters 8-12 here: http://walkintruth.net/

As for Example 3, there is at least the point as to the timing of the institution of the Divine Council, it seems Deut 32:8 clearly is referring to the days of Peleg, post-Babel, as to when the earth was divided and the Divine Council was formed. But that also is neither here nor there, not able to serve as Evidence of a “secret” revealed – though there is probably still more to this passage.

Deut 32:8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the sons of God.

Gen 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one [was] Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided ; and his brother's name [was] Joktan.

Gen 11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. ))

What we have done here is to trust the Bible, down to every word, to such a great extent, believing every word to be purposed intentionally by God, making note that He did everything for a good reason, that we have noted a second dimension or layer of information in Genesis. The first layer of information is the topical content. The second layer of information is this His Way methodology. This His Way methodology is backed up by Biblical Evidence and Self-Evidential Evidence to contain Biblical “wisdom”, in that it reveals Self-Evident “secrets” about the topical content of the first layer.

It seems we are on the right track, and have gained some “wisdom”, enough to have Evidence of a “secret” revealed, better understanding a “mystery”. And it is easy to understand that the His Way methodology could serve as a useful guideline for understanding prophecies, which might also contain chronology breaks, which could be all the more confusing in a passage full of symbolism (and as many people have noted prophecies do seem to include chronology breaks).

As we seem to be heading in the right direction, finding a second layer of information, let's see if there is a 3 rd layer of information in Genesis. As we are looking for “wisdom” enough to understand prophesies, and as there are some prophecies in Genesis, let's look there next, to see if Jesus may have put a 3 rd layer of teaching in Genesis, to teach us more about prophecy in particular.

Section 6: Understanding Symbolism and Functions of Prophecy

This first prophecy given in the Bible in Genesis is Gen 3:15:

And I will put enmity between you and the woman,

And between your seed and her seed;

He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.

Of course, we know off the top of our heads that “He” here is Jesus Christ, as this is well known to be the first prophecy of the Messiah. But starting from scratch, as if we did not know this, let's look through the rest of the Bible to figure this prophecy out. There are words here that seem symbolic and vague. Who is the “woman”? Who is “He”? What does this mean by “seed”? What does “bruise” mean? 等等

#4 Look at the rest of the Bible to figure out symbolism.

First, this prophecy was spoken by God about the specific woman Eve. It seems likely that Eve hated the serpent, and the serpent hated her, which would be the most immediate meaning. Then, in the next chapter we read of how she had 2 sons, Cain and Abel, and Cain killed Abel so there was obviously enmity between them. What does the Bible say about them?

Gen 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain , and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

Gen 4:8 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him .

Gen 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, [said she], hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.

1 Jn 3:12 Not as Cain, [who] was of that wicked one , and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

Luke 11:50-51 That the blood of all the prophets , which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.

The Bible defines Cain to have been “of that wicked one”, but to have been fathered by Adam. As such we can understand that Cain was “of that wicked one” in a spiritual sense. Abel was a righteous prophet, and said to be the “seed” of Eve – but of course both Cain and Abel were the “seed” of Eve in a physical sense. And so Abel was the “seed of the woman” in a spiritual sense, by process of elimination. And there was both enmity between Cain and Abel in a spiritual sense, as Cain was evil and Abel was righteous – and enmity between Cain and Abel in a physical sense as Cain physically killed Abel.

“And I will put enmity between you and the woman” had an immediate literal meaning, and a spiritual meaning. “And between your seed and her seed” after some years, soon also had a literal meaning, and a spiritual meaning. However, “He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel” was not fulfilled literally or spiritually at this time by anyone.

The question might arise as to whether Cain and Abel did in fact fulfill this prophecy. The Bible verifies that Cain was “of that wicked one”. That is what the Bible says. This cannot mean in a physical sense as Adam was Cain's father physically, so Cain therefore was spiritually the “seed” of the “serpent”. But Abel was a “righteous prophet” and so was spiritually of the “seed” of the “woman”, as well as literally being the “seed” of the “woman” Eve.

Does the description of what happened between Cain and Able match the symbolism of:

“And I will put enmity between you(literal serpent) and the woman(literal Eve), And between your seed(Cain spiritually) and her seed(Abel spiritually and literally)”?

Yes, the symbolism described in the prophecy matches the events that happened. It is Self-Evidential that this prophecy matches the events that happened. Taking it at face value, the Bible confirms that a spiritual fulfillment of this took place by stating Cain was “of that wicked one”, and that both spiritually, as Abel was righteous and Cain evil, that there was enmity between them, and also literally there was enmity between Cain and Abel as Cain slew Abel. We also can see that Eve and the serpent immediately had enmity between them, but the prophecy of enmity between the “seed”, between Cain and Abel, took years before it was fulfilled, in the future.

Does what happened match the symbolism of the prophecy? 是。 So was this a fulfillment of the prophecy? 是。 That is Self-Evidential. But, it is also clear that “He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel” did not take place at this time. This means that while part of the prophecy was fulfilled, part of it was not fulfilled at all. From this information we can learn:

#5 Prophecies may have both a literal and/or spiritual fulfillment

#6 Prophecies may be fulfilled in stages, some parts immediately, some in the near future, while the rest waits to be fulfilled in the far future.

Let's jump to the fulfillment of “He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel” .

According to Revelation, the serpent must be Satan:

Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent , called the Devil, and Satan , which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The woman's seed must be Christ,

Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child , who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne.

And the rest of her seed are God's people:

Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed , which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

From this we know that “He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” actually means “Jesus shall 'bruise' Satan's 'head', and Satan shall 'bruise' Jesus' 'heel'”. But the terms “bruise”, “head”, and “heel” are still not defined. When is this prophecy fulfilled?

Jesus died on the cross, but then rose to life again, and through this gained victory over Satan, or in other words, Jesus bruised Satan's head, but Satan only bruised Jesus' heel. Is this the fulfillment of the prophecy?

Hbr 2:14-15 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same ; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil ; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

1Jo 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Col2:15 [And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Also, arguably Revelation 12 tells that after the birth of Jesus, and Him being caught up to God's throne, that there was a war in heaven, and Satan was cast down to earth. I would place this to also be a result of Jesus' resurrection and ascension, and just after that time. But whatever the timing, it is an example of, Jesus shall bruise Satan's head, but Satan shall only bruise Jesus' heel.

Rev 12:5-9 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and [to] his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Right now in the Church age, we are the body of Christ. Satan attacks us, and will all the more, but the injuries are minor in comparison to when Christ will return, and throw Satan down into the Abyss for 1000 years. This is another example of, Jesus shall bruise Satan's head, but Satan shall only bruise Jesus' heel. Is this the fulfillment of the prophecy?

Rev 20:2-3 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

At the end of the millennial reign Satan will be loosed and deceive the nations, who are under Christ's rule in His kingdom, and they will turn against Christ, and be killed. So this is a loss of some of the Lord's subjects in His kingdom. But then, Satan will be cast into the lake of fire. This is another example of, Jesus shall bruise Satan's head, but Satan shall only bruise Jesus' heel, and the final one.

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom [is] as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

The question is, which event is describable as 'Jesus shall bruise Satan's head, but Satan shall only bruise Jesus' heel'? They all are. Which is THE fulfillment of this prophecy? Is the REAL fulfillment when Jesus sends Satan to the lake of fire forever? No, that cannot be the case because it is True and Self-Evidential that all of these events match the symbolism of the prophecy.

“He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel” matches:

1。 Jesus resurrects and triumphs over Satan, (after) Satan kills Jesus

2。 Jesus begins to Reign with His people and sends Satan to the Abyss for 1000 years, (after) Satan kills Jesus' people (who then are resurrected)

3。 Jesus sends Satan to the lake of fire forever, (after) Satan gets killed some of Jesus' subjects

Which event matches the words of the prophecy? They all do. All of these events match the symbolism of the prophecy, the words of the prophecy, as it is written, word by word, with the obvious meaning of the words. It is Self-Evidential that all three of these instances of direct conflict between Jesus and Satan match this prophecy. Are these real conflicts between Satan and Jesus? 是。 Do they match the symbolism of the prophecy? 是。 Equally? 是。 So are they all real equal fulfillments of the prophecy? 没错!

So which one is “the” fulfillment? They ALL are fulfillments. They are ALL REAL fulfillments of the prophecy as it was given, word by word, with the clear intended meaning of the prophecy.

The final fulfillment of the prophecy is the final fulfillment, but it is not the only one that matches the words of the prophecy – they all match the symbolism equally well – nor is the final victory more “real” somehow than the other very real victories of Jesus Christ over Satan. As such,

#7 Prophecies can be cyclic, and are equally valid and real fulfillments in every fulfillment.

Going back, we can see that the “seed” of the “serpent” and “woman” have been in conflict throughout history, and this has been fulfilled continuously in various spiritual and literal ways.

1。 The serpent and Cain, vs. Eve and Abel (“which keep the commandments of God” Rev 12:17)

2。 The sinning angels and Nephilim, vs. “the woman” and Noah's line (“which keep the commandments of God” Rev 12:17)

(Incidentally, there is a theory, not well-developed yet, that in a pre-incarnate appearance of Jesus, it was Jesus personally who imprisoned the sons of God into the Abyss at the time of the Flood. There are a few (howbeit obscure) verses that may point to this.)

3。 The Divine Council and nations and Rephaim, vs. “Israel” and her people (“which keep the commandments of God” Rev 12:17)

4。 Satan, the (fallen) Divine Council, demons, non-Christians, vs. Jesus and His Church (“which keep the commandments of God…have the testimony of Jesus Christ” Rev 12:17)

5。 Satan vs. Jesus

The words of Rev 12:17 “which keep the commandments of God” in fact match and define the “seed” of the “woman” as confirmation of all of the pre-Christian historical meanings of fulfillment of the “seed” of “the woman”, from Abel to Israel. And also as such the words of the prophecy “seed”, “woman”, also “bruise” have had various meanings.

“seed of the serpent” = snake, fallen angels, Nephilim, evil people, Satan

“seed of the woman” = Abel, Noah's line, Israelites, Christians

“bruise” = kill, hurt Body of, deceive and get killed subject of, OR break power of, cast to earth, cast into prison of Abyss, cast into lake of fire

And also the words “head” and “heel” have also had various particular meanings in their technical fulfillments, but the point of these terms is that the same symbolic comparative difference, what the words show, in importance between an injury to the head vs. an injury to the heel has remained the same.

#8 In cyclic prophecies, the same words can have different meanings in different fulfillments, but the relative symbolism of comparisons or actions represented between words is the same.

This prophecy, given after sin began, will end when sin is finished, and has been fulfilled in some way continuously, and will be, for almost all of linear time. It is sort of like a fractal, stretching over the world, and all time, of categorized groups, repeating the pattern of Good vs. Evil. This prophecy started being fulfilled shortly after it was given, maybe with enmity between Eve and the Serpent, but definitely fulfillment was shown about the future with the enmity between Can and Abel – and since the first part of this prophecy was fulfilled the first time, this prophecy has continued to be fulfilled in various ways, and will continue to be fulfilled in various ways, until it has all been fulfilled, and can be fulfilled no longer. As such,

#9 Once a cyclic prophecy has begun and started to be fulfilled in part, it can continue to be fulfilled in various ways, until it is all fulfilled and can be fulfilled no more – like a fractal.

It is as is spoken of in Ecclesiastes 1:9-11, “The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun. Is there [any] thing whereof it may be said, See, this [is] new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. [There is] no remembrance of former [things]; neither shall there be [any] remembrance of [things] that are to come with [those] that shall come after.”

Let's review. These 6 traits of Prophecy in the Bible are Self-Evidential, derived from how the Bible confirms in truth that Gen 3:15 has been fulfilled, and will be fulfilled:

#4 Look at the rest of the Bible to figure out symbolism.

#5 Prophecies may have both a literal and/or spiritual fulfillment

#6 Prophecies may be fulfilled in stages, some parts immediately, some in the near future, while the rest waits to be fulfilled in the far future.

#7 Prophecies can be cyclic, and are equally valid and real fulfillments in every fulfillment.

#8 In cyclic prophecies, the same words can have different meanings in different fulfillments, but the relative symbolism of comparisons or actions represented between words is the same.

#9 Once a cyclic prophecy has begun and started to be fulfilled in part, it can continue to be fulfilled in various ways, until it is all fulfilled and can be fulfilled no more – like a fractal.

It seems that understanding Gen 3:15 as a prophecy, in full, we have gained enough “wisdom” to at least understand this one “teaching example” prophecy, and learned some of His Ways regarding symbolism and prophetic patterns. In the last section, it was the first 3 examples of Chronology breaks that seemed significant. So having covered the first prophecy in the Bible, let's look at the next 2 also, to see if any other insights as to His Ways are to be found in them.

The next example in the Bible of prophecy is Genesis 6:3.

Gen 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also [is] flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Most people consider this to be a prophecy, and it is, but it is of a different sort. God spoke this proclamation right after the sons of God took wives, and right before they had their kids the Nephilim. As such the most straightforward meaning of this verse, is that God was speaking to the sons of God and their wives – warning them that their kids would only live 120 years.

Yet somehow, all of mankind also eventually ended up only living 120 years. This can be understood as that the Nephilim had human bodies (but immortal evil spirits), had kids themselves, and so spread dominant genes for a shortened-lifespan on to the rest of humanity. (There is no problem with this if the “spirit”-type of the child is passed solely through the paternal line – see http://paradoxbrown.com/demonsnephilim.htm/ …Jesus is an example of this, Rom 5 indicates this, and the study on Gen 2-3 at walkintruth.net referenced above makes detailed biblical argument that this is the case for mankind, and has been from the beginning.)

So the key prophetic word here is “man”, which in the first instance “man” referred to their kids the Nephilim (who are called “men” the next couple verses) on account of their human bodies – and in the second instance the word “man” referred to all of mankind, eventually. From this we can see that a prophecy can have a literal fulfillment both in the near future, and also in the far future, regarding 2 different things that are described by the same word, but this word having 2 different meanings, referring to 2 different things. From this we can derive:

#10 Prophecy can have a literal fulfillment both in the near future, and also in the far future, regarding 2 different things that are described by the same word, but this word having 2 different meanings, referring to 2 different things.

The next prophecy in Genesis, with symbolism involved, is of Abraham and his seed.

Gen 22:17-18 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

The first meaning here was of Abraham's literal physical descendents, who down the line of Abraham's “seed” Isaac, became the nation ofIsrael. They were multiplied as the stars of heaven, possessed the gate of their enemies, and the Old Testament does describe in ways that at times other nations were blessed byIsrael. So at first there was a literal physical fulfillment of this prophecy. But the Bible makes clear that ultimately Jesus Christ was also the “seed” of Abraham, his descendent that was spoken of. He shall possess the gates of His enemies, and has, and by Jesus Christ, the “seed” of Abraham, the church has been multiplied, and all nations are being blessed. And so the second fulfillment is a spiritual one, of Jesus Christ and the Church.

2Cr 11:22 Are they Hebrews? so [am] I. Are they Israelites? so [am] I. Are they the seed of Abraham ? so [am] I.

Rom 9:6-8 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham , [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed .

Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ .

It seems like there are some new things to be learned from this prophecy as well. Here we see that the exact same prophecy can have both a literal physical meaning (Isaac to Israel to Jesus) that is more important at one time, which later switches to reveal it has a second spiritual meaning (Jesus to the Church) that is more important at a later time, showing that the importance of a literal or spiritual fulfillment can change from primary to secondary over time. Also, we can see that an earlier prophecy was given more specifics, narrowing it down, merging 2 prophecies together, as now not only would the coming Messiah be the “seed of the woman” but He also would have to be “the seed of Abraham”.

#11 The exact same prophecy can have both a literal physical meaning that is more important at one time, which later switches to reveal it has a second spiritual meaning that is more important at a later time, showing that the importance of a literal or spiritual fulfillment can change from primary to secondary over time.

#12 Later prophecies can merge with earlier ones, narrowing them down to be more specific.

And that is the end of covering the first 3 prophecies in Genesis of symbolism significance. It does seem that there was a 3 rd layer of information to be gleaned from Genesis. This information seems to have given “wisdom” that could be useful in understanding other prophecies in the Bible, deciphering them as the riddles they are. We now seem to have solid Bible-based knowledge as to His Ways regarding prophecy, how it can function, and how the symbolism of prophecy works, and as to the chronology and organization of prophecy. This could be the “wisdom” that was mentioned as needed to understand Rev 13:18, 17:9 and certain prophecies of Daniel. So let's take a look at these 12 points together:

These 12 points are what the Holy Bible teaches in a “Self-Evidential” manner in Genesis. These are (1) precedented biblical patterns of how God uses chronology, and uses breaks in chronology, to organize information in the Bible, and (2) precedented biblical patterns and characteristics of prophecies in the Bible, their symbology and functions in relation to the written words, and the characteristics of their fulfillments.

On Chronology:

The baseline or precedent is for Jesus to write in chronological order. But there are 3 exceptions:

#1: Jesus likes to give chronological summaries, and then go back and fill in important details. Even 20 verses of details might be expanded out from just 1 verse of summary. The markers between such sections may require a little logic, and have to be deduced from context.
- (Precedent – Gen 1:27 & 2:5-25)

#2: Jesus will put things in non-chronological order, to show the importance of a cause/effect relationship or spiritual significance to something that follows, however if He does so there is an earlier marker of omission that can be derived from context, a beginning, which is later filled in, an ending.
- (Precedent – prior to Gen 4:17 & Gen 6:1-4)

#3: Events of good and evil running parallel over time may be overlaid, with one detailed and the other only receiving a summary, and this may be derived from contextual markers.
- (Precedent – prior to Gen 4:17 & Gen 6:1-4)

The elements of these 3 exceptions can be mixed together to make new combinations, such as: More detailed information is given on an earlier chronological summary (#1), but it is written in such a way that it overlays a longer period of time (#3), and markers are given for the beginning and end (#2).
- (Precedent – Gen 10:10,25 & Gen 11:1-9)

On Symbolism and Functions:

#4 Look at the rest of the Bible to figure out symbolism.

#5 Prophecies may have both a literal and/or spiritual fulfillment

#6 Prophecies may be fulfilled in stages, some parts immediately, some in the near future, while the rest waits to be fulfilled in the far future.

#7 Prophecies can be cyclic, and are equally valid and real fulfillments in every fulfillment.

#8 In cyclic prophecies, the same words can have different meanings in different fulfillments, but the relative symbolism of comparisons or actions represented between words is the same.

#9 Once a cyclic prophecy has begun and started to be fulfilled in part, it can continue to be fulfilled in various ways, until it is all fulfilled and can be fulfilled no more – like a fractal.
- (#4-9 Precedent – Gen 3:15)

#10 Prophecy can have a literal fulfillment both in the near future, and also in the far future, regarding 2 different things that are described by the same word, but this word having 2 different meanings, referring to 2 different things.
- (Precedent – Gen 6:3)

#11 The exact same prophecy can have both a literal physical meaning that is more important at one time, which later switches to reveal it has a second spiritual meaning that is more important at a later time, showing that the importance of a literal or spiritual fulfillment can change from primary to secondary over time.

#12 Later prophecies can merge with earlier ones, narrowing them down to be more specific.
- (#11-12 Precedent Gen 22:17-18)

My theories on Bible Prophecy incorporate, follow, and are based on this Biblical understanding. I am postulating with my theories that:

(1) Understanding prophecy essentially requires 4-dimensional thinking and attempt at understanding a more eternal perspective. God is eternal, outside of time, seeing all of time at once, and is infinitely intelligent, and speaks only true words, including describing only true symbolism. To visualize, it seems like He sees a timeline, a living timeline of all human history and events, which are seen and happen all at the same time. The Bible speaks the truth in Ecc 1:9, “The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun.” The same events do repeat in different ways. All prophecies should be considered as potentially cyclic, and in the case of cyclic prophecies, the words God has chosen in prophecies, and their symbolism, can be understood to be like a description of a repeated pattern of events that God is able to see on the timeline of all time, an accurate description of the same events being repeated in different ways.

(2) Known history itself is a fact, and serves as self-evidential confirmation of a fulfillment of a prophecy. Much of the intelligent intentional design of reality and humanity shows that God tends to teach with a “Self-Evidential” teaching style. This establishes the biblical precedent that cyclic prophecies, as a description of repetitious events occurring over the course of time, can be confirmed self-evidentially to be intentionally taught by God as such, by examining the historical record of self-evidential repetitious events, confirming them. For example, if God sees Jerusalem will be destroyed 2 times, in a way that is the same repeated pattern both times, then the words chosen of a prophecy of this event will match both of these 2 events, in truth, with the symbolic meaning of the words. God has chosen every word carefully, so that these prophecies match in truth – but to see how the words match all fulfillments with more precise clarity, it is necessary to follow biblical understanding and rules of interpretation of prophecy, which are self-evidenced by the Bible, such these 12 points, knowing His writing style. Doing so, cyclic prophecies can be understood to be words that in truth match both of the 2 instances of this example, without contradiction. If it is true thatJerusalemis destroyed 2 times in ways that both fit the words of the prophecy of this, then it is true, and self-evidential, confirmation of fulfillment of the prophecy. In doing such, it is clear that prophecy is not a case of either/or but a case of both/and..and…and.

(3) That summarily, many of the prophecies of the Bible, and the book of Revelation, are essentially complex cryptographic puzzles with 4-dimensional themes, interwoven across the Bible, requiring biblically self-evident deciphering rules to be used in order to solve the puzzle, and this has biblical basis in that the Bible refers to them as “riddles” and “mysteries/secrets”.

As such my methodology is to use the 12 points above as deciphering rules, keeping in mind prophecies can be cyclic, then comparing historical events to the words of prophecy, in order to eliminate which portions of prophecies have already had a fulfillment, to arrive at which portions yet need to be fulfilled, and further align and decipher them using these 12 points.