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首先閱讀-聖經預言的方法

悖論的聖經預言的理論的基本信念和方法論的背後

接受的信仰:耶穌基督就是這個道理。

第1節:“聖經”是真理和聖

事實:“聖經”講耶穌基督,他是真理。 “聖經”是指耶穌的話語,道成為肉身,聖經成為肉身(約 1:14)。 耶穌表明,經文是真實的,並接受他們這樣。

接受的一般前提:“聖經”是真實的,“聖經”,因此不矛盾,而且最好是它解釋本身的理解。

接受特定的前提:“聖經”是一個神聖的書,是神聖的經文。 神是聖潔的,聖靈是聖潔的,耶穌是聖潔的,“聖經”是神聖的。 “聖”是指“孤寂,聖潔,神聖,獨立性,設置孤寂”。 在這方面,“聖經”是不是像其他書籍。 除了“聖經”是真實的,也是神聖的,並設置外,其他書籍不同。

“聖經”是神聖的 - 的前提下方面:

上帝故意設計的“聖經”讀它,鼓舞人心的男子是誰寫的寫,正是他們沒有寫。

3:14-17添2“,但繼續在祢學到的東西你和HAST得到保證的,知道其中祢知道[]和孩子,祢知道的聖經,這是能夠使你明智你們在基督耶穌裡,是通過信仰得救。 所有的經文是神所默示的(神呼出),是有利可圖的學說,譴責,改正,在義指令:神的人得以完全,徹底你們所有的優秀作品提供“。

聖經特別注意,上帝故意設計的預言閱讀正是因為它的每一個字,鼓舞人心的男子發言特定的單詞,然後將其寫下來。

彼後1:20-21 認識到這一點,聖經的預言,沒有任何私人的解釋是。 在舊 ​​時代的預言來不人的意志:但聖人說出神的話[為他們]聖靈感動。

“聖經”是神聖的 - 結論:儘管它通過男性工作在原來的經文寫下來,,一般可以接受“聖經”是相同的,如果耶穌通過他人決定,每一個字故意選擇,與整本聖經被故意設計的,因為它是由同一作者/生產 /創作者的每一個字:神。

警告:馮 22:18-19離開房間,之間的手稿的輕微%變化的歷史證據,表明複製錯誤是可能的,事實上已經發生。 原來是完美的,但副本可能已經從原來的輕微變異。 原因是開放的錯誤 - 它可以通過偶然的錯誤,或故意錯誤。

限制,反告誡:馬特 5:18,24:35,馬克 13時 31分的法律和耶穌的話,將“通行證,在沒有辦法”,“沒有辦法滅亡”。 因此,儘管複印件的輕微%變化,證明了一個事實,證據,仍然可以被稱為,推導 /派生,從內部使用的證據顯示,整個副本組,有輕微的變異%。

有關公設:神的希臘語言切換,從希伯來文的外邦人的持續時間時,在NT引號,更好地反映了比希伯來語 LXX的證據年初似乎使用的LXX基督徒,保留的lxx基督徒後,耶穌,它,一所小學和從希伯來文的第一次翻譯,任何目前現有的希伯來文,希伯來文原副本具有同等的重要性進行加權的lxx,包括上下文推導 /派生原來從整個副本組有輕微%方差。 換句話說,LXX是一個 Masotoric第二證人,與應該有合理的和諧。

“聖經”是神聖的 - 結論:聖經是超自然的互動,是故意設計的互動,男子故意設計,故意設計的宇宙中,在一個強大的超自然的方式,,甚至意味著我們在這樣有限的使用。

上帝的話 HBR 4:12 [快,功能強大,比任何雙刃劍銳利,直刺甚至分割的靈魂和精神四分五裂,骨節與骨髓,和[是]辨明的思想和意圖的心臟。

弗6:11-12,17 放在整個神盔甲,你們也許能抵擋魔鬼的詭計。 對於我們不反對血肉搏鬥,但對執政的,對權力,對這個世界的黑暗統治者,對精神的邪惡高[地方] ...救恩的頭盔,和聖靈的寶劍 ,這是上帝的話。

“聖經”是神聖的 - 小組結論:神有故意“聖經”的目的,是超自然的互動。

ISA 55:11 所以我的字goeth提出了我的嘴:不得返回所不欲,我無效,但須完成我請,並應蓬勃發展[東西] whereto我送了它。

“聖經”是神聖的 - 小組結論:上帝的故意選擇特定的詞真,神要我們堅持他故意選擇特定的詞。

根3點01分現在的蛇是比任何野獸的領域,其中主神所造狡猾。 而他對女人說,是的, 祂所上帝說 ,你們不可吃園中所有的樹

箴30:5-6 每一個字神[]純:他是一個對他們的盾牌,把他的信任。 不添加你對他的話,恐怕他責備你,你是個騙子

聖經是聖潔的神 - 第 - “聖經”設計師方面的前提

“聖經”,上帝所設計的一本書,不會像人類所設計的一本書。

伊薩55:8-9 對於我的想法[]沒有你的想法,既不是你的方式我的方式,是耶和華說的 []天上高於地球,所以我的方法比你的方式,和我的想法比你的想法。

聖經教導說,上帝是無所不知,無所不能,無所不在,無限的智能,和永恆的,創建時間本身,他的存在以外的時間。 神在同一時間可以看到所有的時間,所有人類歷史上在同一時間,是在它發生的一切,無處不在 - 在可視化的比喻 - 像一個時間表,一個活生生的所有人類歷史上一切真正的時間表和每個人都在裡面,奠定了他的面前,看到一切都在發生,在所有細節,理解這一切,都在一次。 耶穌基督是自己“標記”的開始和結束,也創造者,而神的兒子,一個永恆的神之間的差距縮小,與我們在創建時間維約束的線性創作。 雖然我們在時間的線性開始創作,永恆的上帝,使我們開始時間,會帶來我們生活在永恆的國度,從再等等,我們將分享或參與與他永恆的,永恆的上帝誰使我們,並提出了時間本身。

1:1起初,神創造天地。

為Exd 3:14 神對摩西說,我是,我和他說,因此shalt你說你們ofIsrael,我差遣我對你們的孩子

ISA 40:28 難道你不知道嗎? 祢沒有聽說過,[]永恆的上帝,耶和華,創造天涯海角,fainteth不,既不是厭倦嗎 [有]沒有搜查他的理解。

麥克風5:2,但你,伯利恆Ephratah,雖然你之間的數千ofJudah小,[還]進行的你,他站出來對我[]被統治者inIsrael;的規定[已]探班從舊的,永恆的。

箴8:22-23(聖靈,智慧的精神,基督精神)主擁有,我在開始他的方式之前,老他的作品。 我從亙古,從一開始就,或曾經是地球。

丹4時03分多大[]他的跡象 以及如何強大的是他的奇事! 他的王國[]永恆的國度,和他的權柄[是]從一代又一代。

約翰1時10分,他在世界,世界是由他和世界不知道他

羅16:25-27 stablish你根據我的福音,和耶穌基督的宣講,根據其中的奧秘,這是保密的,因為世界開始的啟示,但現在他現在是體現,並提出了先知的經文,根據永恆的神的誡命,服從信仰的所有國家:上帝唯一明智的,是通過耶穌基督永遠的榮耀。 阿門。

提前6:14-16 你守[]沒有現貨,unrebukeable誡,直到我們的主耶穌基督的出現:在他那個時代,他應蕭文,[誰是]的祝福,只有君主 ,萬王之王和萬主之主;祂所只在輕,沒有人可以接近你們不死,住所;人就是看見沒有人,也可以看到:其中[]榮譽和權力永恆。 阿門。

一時11分2寵物所以入口應侍奉你們大量進入我們主救主耶穌基督永遠的國度

馬克12:26-27 和感人死了,他們的崛起:你們不讀這本書的摩西,如何在布什神吩咐他說,我[上午]亞伯拉罕的神,神以撒,雅各的神? 他不是死人的神,但是,活著的上帝:所以你們做大大聖賢,孰能無。

盧克 20點38 是不是死人的神,但生活:為所有對他的生活。

約翰3點13,沒有人祂所登上了天堂,但他說,從天上降下來,甚至人在天上的兒子

約翰對我 6點38分從天上下來,不這樣做我自己,但他會送我。

約翰8時42分,57-58 耶穌對他們說,如果上帝是你的父親,你們會愛我:我接著提出,從神來,也來到我,但他送我... ...然後說,猶太人對,你的藝術尚未五十多歲,和祢見過亞伯拉罕呢 耶穌對他們說實實在在的,實實在在的,我告訴你們,在亞伯拉罕之前 ,我。

約翰16:27-28 自己父親愛心的你,因為你們已經愛我,都認為我來自上帝。 我從父出來,和我來到這個世界,我又離開世界,往父那裡去。

林前4:17-18 對於我們輕的苦楚,這是但了片刻,worketh為我們一個遠遠超過[和]重無比永遠的榮耀,雖然我們期待看到的東西,但在東西是沒有看到:看到的東西[]的時間,但沒有見過的東西[]永恆的

聖經教導說,上帝設計了世界上在這樣一種方式,我們將學習他,和了解他的真相“,通過什麼是”自我的證據。

例1:創新是我們創建的證明

1:19-20,因為,這可能是上帝已知的是體現在他們對上帝shewed對他們[它]。 他創造了世界的無形的東西清楚地看到,理解所做的事情,甚至]他的永恆的力量和神性,使他們沒有藉口:

例2:上帝在他的形象給我們 - 我們的思想,感情,能力與邏輯的理由,看到有一個真相與謊言之間的差別。 他做了我們喜歡他在這方面,聖經也教導神的思想,感情,和理由。 此外,上帝是一個人,就像我們每個人都,並有一個獨特的個性或風格,因為我們每做。 因此,我們可以更好地了解上帝是什麼樣子,什麼自我證據在我們自己的妝容存在。

例3:神使我們在他的形象 - 我們期待像神 - 神是無形的,精神的 - 但耶穌的世界 - 無論是男性還是女性,看我們像耶穌基督 - 這有助於我們了解真相耶穌基督是神,子。

聖經教導說,上帝設計的世界,要在這樣一種方式,我們將他學習兩個“自我證據”,還可以通過“象徵和符號替代”是由什麼。

例1:上帝故意設計了人類之間的關係,以幫助我們更好地理解與他的關係。 按照設計,在家庭,上帝造我們有一個父親,以幫助我們了解我們的父親與他的關係,我們為兒童。 (有些人認為作為一個父親,圖上帝發明的基督徒,因為我們熟悉這個想法 - 不,實際上是在真理,這是周圍的其他方式 - 我們沒有發明作為一個父親的神,因為這是我們了解,寧神故意發明的父親,以幫助我們了解有關他。)

例2:設計,上帝創造了男性和女性,以幫助我們了解我們可以同樣的愛與被愛,由神,因為他愛耶穌,但同時仍然比耶穌不同,為了跟隨他。 上帝也給了我們的母親,以幫助我們了解有非常柔軟的愛好培養親密的一面他,未來不知何故第二,但也共同等於,服從和正義的恐懼,他一邊向他。

例3:設計,神造的婚姻,以幫助我們了解我們夫妻在耶穌基督與他的關係。

例4:設計,神造的兄弟姐妹,以幫助我們與我們的年紀大了,長子,兄弟耶穌基督。

聖經教導說,上帝設計了世界上在這樣一種方式,我們會學習去討好他,學會按照他的方式,服從他,並表現出服從他,在實踐中是什麼都“自我證據,也通過“象徵和符號替代”。 最終,在神的形象,耶穌基督的形象,給對方,我們是“符號替代品”耶穌,這樣的衡量標準是在上帝的法律證明。 我們是不是娃娃,絕不是上帝視為娃娃,但在視覺的比喻,耶穌是原始影像的創造者,我們創建了由他和看起來像他,就像一個人可能使娃娃芭比娃娃一樣,看人類。

例1:我們不是偶像的人,或任何神使耶穌的形象,我們喜歡我們的創造者“象徵性的替代品”,如果我們的偶像,他的創作的圖像,然後象徵性的,我們是“象徵性地取代”自己成神的角色的創造者 - 我們製作的偶像象徵著我們把自己神的獨特作用,象徵著我們是“扮演上帝”,本質上。 (這是值得商榷和許多娃娃,如芭比娃娃,很可能是偶像。)

任何事情前20:4-6 汝等不能告訴你任何不可磨滅的形象,或任何肖像[] []在天上以上,或[]下方的地球,或者說是在水根據地球:汝等下來你自己不會屈服於他們,也為他們提供服務:因為我耶和華你的神[上午]嫉妒的上帝,參觀後,孩子們,你們的第三和第四代的父親的罪孽,他們恨我的你們,愛我,守我誡命的數以千計shewing憐憫。

例2:我們不殺死對方,因為我們都在耶穌基督的形象 - 我們喜歡對方和他在這的“象徵性的替代品”。

根9時06 Whoso sheddeth人的血液,由人應他的血液中棚:在上帝的形象,使他的人

為Exd 20時13 汝等不殺。

例3:我們作為致力於愛我們的鄰居 - 如果我們的鄰居是“符號替代”代表致力於。

馬克12:30-31 你要愛主你的上帝,與所有你的心臟,並與所有你的靈魂,與所有你的頭腦和所有你的力量:[是]第一條誡命 第二個[是]狀,[即]這一點,你應該愛你的鄰居如己。 有沒有其他的誡命比這更大的。

列夫9:17-18 汝等不恨你的兄弟在你的心:你要在任何明智的訓斥你的鄰居,而不是因他的罪 不可報仇,也不承擔任何鬥氣的孩子對你的人民,但你要愛你的鄰居如己:我[上午]耶和華。

例4:對於基督徒,我們是彼此相愛,正如基督愛我們。 什麼人對他的弟兄,我們問他,作為他的身體,像“他”象徵性的替代品。

約翰15:9-14 由於父親祂所愛我,所以我愛你:在我的愛,你們繼續 你們若遵守我的誡命,就必遵守我的愛,正如我遵守了我父的命令,並遵守在他的愛。 這些東西,我說你們,可能會留在你我的喜悅,和[]你的喜悅可能已滿 這就是我的命令,你們彼此相愛,像我愛你。 大愛祂所沒有比這名男子,一名男子放下他的朋友們的生活。 你們是我的朋友,如果你們做任何我命令你。

若一4:8-22 親愛的,讓我們彼此相愛:愛是神;每愛心的出生是上帝,和knoweth上帝。 他說,愛心不knoweth不是神,因為神就是愛。 這是表現神對我們的愛,因為,上帝派他的獨生子,融入世界,通過他,我們可能生活。 此處的愛,不是我們愛上帝,但他愛我們,並派他的兒子[]為我們的罪作了挽回祭。 親愛的,如果神愛我們,我們應該彼此相愛。 沒有人祂所在任何時候見過神。 如果我們愛彼此,我們永遠的上帝,和他的愛是在我們完善。 特此知道我們,我們住在他,和他在我們,因為他賜給我們他的靈。 我們已經看到,不作證,父親送兒子[]世界的救世主。 凡承認耶穌是神的兒子,在他的神永遠的,他在神 我們已經知道並相信上帝給我們的愛。 神就是愛,和他那永遠的神永遠的愛,在他的神。 此中是我們的愛情完美的,我們可能會在審判的日子坦然無懼,因為他,所以在這world.There我們是沒有愛的恐懼,但完美的愛情,害怕casteth :因為恐懼祂所折磨。 他說,feareth不愛完美。 我們愛他,因為他先愛我們。 如果一個男人說,我愛上帝,恨他的弟弟,他是個騙子,因為他愛不是他的哥哥,他就是看見,他怎麼能愛上帝的人,他 ​​未曾見過的? 這條誡命,我們從他身上,他愛心的上帝的愛他的弟弟也。

馬特25:34-40 那時,國王對他們說,他的右手上,來吧,你們這蒙我父賜福的,繼承從世界的基礎上為您準備的王國:我餓了 ,你們給我肉:我渴了,你們給我喝:我是一個陌生人,你們把我:裸體,你們給我穿,我病了,你們參觀了我:我在監獄裡,你們對我 然後應義人回答他,說,主阿,當看到我們,你餓了,和美聯儲[你] 或渴了,給[你]喝嗎 我們什麼時候見你一個陌生人,並採取了[你]? 或赤身露體,豐衣足食[你]? 或者我們什麼時候見你病了,或是在監獄裡,和祢? 王要回答,對他們說,我實在告訴你們,由於你們做了你們這些我的弟兄們中最小的一條,你們都做[它]對我。

“聖經”是神聖的:

除了“聖經”是真實的,也是神聖的,並設置外,其他書籍不同。 一般都可以接受“聖經”是相同的,如果耶穌通過他人決定,每一個字故意選擇,被故意設計的,因為它是整本聖經,下降到每一個字,由同一作者/生產 /創建者:神。

因此:如果神所選擇的每一個字是故意的,合乎邏輯,也:每一句,每一句話,每一段,每一個局部的部分,和所有這樣的順序,還故意選擇,因為它是由神。 此外,所有的書都可以被認為具有相同的設計 /生產商/作者,他們的訂單,無論在時間或作家。

“聖經”,上帝所設計的一本書,不會像人類所設計的一本書。 聖經教導說,上帝是無所不知,無所不能,無所不在,無限的智能,和永恆的,創建時間本身,他的存在以外的時間。 神在同一時間可以看到所有的時間,所有人類歷史上在同一時間,是在它發生的一切,無處不在 - 在可視化的比喻 - 像一個時間表,一個活生生的所有人類歷史上一切真正的時間表和每個人都在裡面,奠定了他的面前,看到一切都在發生,在所有細節,理解這一切,都在一次。

因此:如果上帝是無所不知,無所不能,無所不在,無限的智能,以及永恆一次看到所有的時間,並提出“聖經”,因為它是完全的,那麼它在邏輯如下:上帝,這樣“聖經”我們今天讀它,foreknowing的時代,我們生活在,它會像。 上帝也foreknew他的孩子們將生活在這些時候,他們會像,以及他們將如何認為。 無限智能,foreknowing一切,上帝選擇了“聖經”的每一個字(ETC),因為它是,當它被寫,它是如何將今天讀預知選擇,我們現在 foreknowing。

上帝故意設計的“聖經”讀它,鼓舞人心的男子是誰寫的寫,正是他們沒有寫。 聖經特別注意,上帝故意設計的預言閱讀正是因為它的每一個字,鼓舞人心的男子發言特定的單詞,然後將其寫下來。

因此:上帝無限的情報,並沒有限制因素,如果他想,可以控制和故意設計這樣一種方式,以確保一個特定消息的預言聖經,對未來仍然來,得到了通過我們(foreknowing喜歡),我們將在這些時候,這樣做,在這樣一種方式,我們可以接受公平的擔保,因為它是現在的教會。

聖經是超自然的互動,是故意設計的互動,與男子故意設計,在故意設計的宇宙,在一個強大的超自然的方式,即使我們在這樣有限的使用意味著的。 神超自然互動的聖經故意的目的。

因此:上帝可以,邏輯和推理確保任何人都可以看到是健全的,在這段時間的預言禮物的人可以聽到來自上帝對即將來的未來,並了解啟示,僅僅通過互動“聖經”,並考慮與神的知識和資源上帝foreknew將手頭上在這個時間。

上帝是一個個體,我們每個人都一樣,有一個獨特的個性或風格,因為我們每做。 耶穌基督是自己“標記”的開始和結束,也創造者,而神的兒子,一個永恆的神之間的差距縮小,與我們在創建時間維約束的線性創作。 “聖經”是指耶穌基督作為 Word,在Word成為肉,經文成為肉。

因此:由於耶穌是一個個體,具有獨特風格或性格,他是神,他是道成肉身,它在邏輯如下耶穌是聖經的方式 - 這種方式最好耶穌被描述設計師 /整本聖經的作者/生產者。 如果整本聖經有一個男人背後,誰是上帝,耶穌基督,那麼它在邏輯如下(任何人作為一個作家相同)整本聖經耶穌基督,體現出獨特的個性,寫作風格。

聖經教導神設計了世界上在這樣一種方式,我們將學習他,和了解他的真相,通過什麼是“自我的證據”,並​​且還可以通過“象徵和符號替換”,我們會學會請他,學會按照他的方式,服從他,並表現出服從他,在實踐中,什麼都“自證據”,並​​通過“象徵和符號替代”。

因此:如果耶穌基督故意設計了整個世界,在這樣一種方式,我們將通過什麼是“自證據”和“象徵和符號替代”他學習,這可能被認為是耶穌的教導我們的事情方式。 如果耶穌基督的做事方式,然後作為耶穌基督還設計整本聖經原樣,然後它在邏輯上遵循“聖經”的設計來教我們什麼是“自我的證據”的方法,並使用“替代的象徵和符號“。

上帝的故意選擇特定的詞是真實的,神要我們堅持他故意選擇特定的詞。

因此,我們必須既不添加也不帶走。 我們必須既增加了更多的含義比的話真誠反映,也不能忽略的意思,是有誠實的話反映。 “上帝說什麼?”的誘惑是最古老的把戲,導致罪,在“聖經”。 我們要相信我們的無限智能,全能,全知,foreknowing,永恆的,慈愛的上帝和救主,說清楚究竟是他的意思,正是他說目的,這意味著 - 這一代在這些時候,甚至一個目的,他為你或我,尤其是從世界之前,他被foreknown他 - ,他心中成千上萬年以前,當他選擇如何激發摩西,或以西結書,等寫 - foreknowing會是什麼結果你或我今天的手 - 與無限智能選擇互動,正是需要,那麼,我們的結果有“聖經”的真理今天在我們手中。

聖經是真理與神聖。

第2部分:聖經上的預言和智慧

假設:“智慧”是需要了解的預言。

“聖經”連接概念的預言,謎語和智慧。 上帝說,他說話的先知是謎語,和同一個詞是用來形容一個共同的謎語。

數12:6-8 他說,現在聽到我的話:如果你們中間有一個先知 ,我耶和華必使自己對他的願景,[和]會在夢中對他的發言。 我的僕人摩西[]不是如此,誰[是]在所有我家的忠實 有了他,我講面對面,顯然並沒有在謎語 ,他看見耶和華的形式。 那麼,為什麼你不害怕發言反對我的僕人摩西?

JDG 14:12-14 參孫對他們說,現在我將提出一個謎語你們:如果你們一定可以宣布我的盛宴七天內,並找到[它]出來,然後我會給你第三十張和第三十改變服裝:但如果你們不能[聲明]我,那麼你們給我30張和30服裝的變化 而他們對他說:,提出你的謎語,我們可能會聽到。 而他對他們說,“出了噬魂出來的肉,出強烈出來的甜頭。”,他們不能在三天闡述了這個謎團

在一個地方,上帝給指定的是一個謎,埃澤 17日,上述的同一個詞一個預言。 什麼是非常重要的,要注意這段話是指定的“謎語”的預言是一樣含糊,晦澀,謎語冠冕堂皇,充滿象徵意義,因為在“聖經”的預言休息,。 這只是所有的預言已經是一個謎音,充滿模糊的象徵意義,是很難否認。 即使通道包含解釋仍然留下多少,只是含糊地解釋。

埃澤17:1-5 耶和華的話臨到我說,人子,提出一個謎語 ,你曉諭以色列家的一則寓言說,如此說主神“,一個偉大的鷹巨大的翅膀,longwinged,潛水員顏色的羽毛,,臨到黎巴嫩,並採取了雪松最高的分支,他冒出了他年輕的樹枝之上,並進行土地的販運,他將它設置在城市的商人。 他還參加了土地的種子,並種植了富有成果的領域,他放在[]偉大的水域,[和]設置它作為一棵柳樹... “。

聰明的人,那些被認為是能夠解釋謎語,作為所羅門他的智慧而聞名的示巴女王的謎語測試。

2CH 9:1-2,6 和示巴女王聽見所羅門的名聲,她來證明一個非常偉大的公司,所羅門在耶路撒冷的謎語,和駱駝,裸露的香料,以及豐富的黃金,貴重結石:當她來到所羅門,她與他communed所有,在她的心臟 所羅門告訴她她所有的問題:有沒有從所羅門HID他告訴她不要... ...(她說)Howbeit我不信他們的話,直到我來,我的眼睛看到了[它]:,不料,你的智慧的偉大的一半,沒有告訴我:[]你exceedest,我聽到的名氣。

很顯然,“聖經”表示,了解謎語的人,需要有“智慧”,這是“明智”的理解的解釋或解決方案,以燈謎。 作為上帝宣布,預言是謎語,是有意義的了解你需要“智慧”的預言。

箴1:5-6 一個明智的人會聽到,並會增加學習;和應達到的人了解你們明智的勸告:要了解一個成語, 解釋 ; 智者的話,和他們的謎語。

ECC 8時01分誰是明智的 [男子]? knoweth 某一事物的解釋(解決方案 一個人的智慧 maketh,他的臉上綻放,應改變的勇氣,他的臉上

“聖經”提到,上帝確實有秘密和隱藏的東西,而這些秘密有時可能被搜查,他選擇來揭示他們每他的時機,其中他的遺囑。

in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. 多麼偉大詩篇31:19-20 [OH] [是] 你的善良 ,祢奠定了他們害怕你; [祢對他們造成的,你要信任你之前世人隱藏起來你從人的驕傲的秘密: 要保持在一個亭子偷偷從舌頭紛爭。

25:2 [這是神的榮耀,隱瞞的 事情:,但國王的榮譽[]搜索出的事。

鹿10時21 耶穌在這一個小時的精神感到高興,並說,我感謝你,父阿,天地的主,祢藏的明智和審慎的的這些東西,祢向嬰孩透露 :即便如此, 父親,所以它似乎在你眼前。

上校1時25 為這事我做了部長,省卻神,這是為你我,履行神的話語; [即使]祂所被隱瞞年齡和代,但現在的奧秘體現他的聖人:

3:9使所有[男裝]看到什麼[是]獎學金的奧秘,從開始的世界祂所在耶穌基督創造萬物的上帝 HID

申29:29 的秘密[東西屬於耶和華我們的神 :但這些發現[東西] [屬於]告訴我們,為了我們的孩子永遠,我們可以這樣做的話,該法。

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. 阿門。

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.

James 1:5-7 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

The Holy Bible teaches repeatedly that fear of the Lord is the “beginning of wisdom”. As this is the “beginning” of wisdom, this may relate to how we start to receive it from God. Also “knowledge of the Holy” and “departing from evil” seem to be related to this.

Prov 1:7 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Pro 9:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding.

Job 28:28 And unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that [is]wisdom; and to depart from evil [is] understanding.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do [his commandments]: his praise endureth for ever.

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.

Prov 30:2-6 Surely I [am] more brutish than [any] man, and have not the understanding of a man. I neither learned wisdom , nor have the knowledge of the holy . Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name , and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell ? 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.

Let's look at just the highlighted points on what “wisdom” is and how to get it:

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.

So where do we go from here in the search for getting “wisdom”? 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. 晚上,有早晨,第六天。

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? 可以。 So was this a fulfillment of the prophecy? 可以。 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'? 他們都是。 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? 可以。 Do they match the symbolism of the prophecy? 可以。 Equally? 可以。 So are they all real equal fulfillments of the prophecy? 沒錯!

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.