This beautiful valley of Jezreel/Megiddo will never see an end-time battle
Edited*: January 23 2017
* editing/adding pages & tuning my English.
In defence of the sidelined God Jehovah, Creator of the Universe and Father of Humanity
The Future for Mankind
God's intention or human invention?
It’s all about choices, always has been right from the beginning in Genesis. We choose who we become by what we choose to learn which allows us to choose what we do, which in turn allows us to choose who we ultimately become: human or humus. Either way it’s good for the planet and those who live there.
The future will happen ;-)
The Creator-intended future will happen.
Our future will happen.
The quality of our future will happen.
Alas, that is an either or question.
Either high quality life as a human citizen of planet earth or high quality compost?
All human endeavour is inseparably linked to the prevailing future perception of tribe.
The full spectrum of vain hope and expectations range from the sublimely beautiful imagery of a variety of heavenly blisseries concocted by god-oriented religion to those even more enslaving vistas emanating out of atheism’s box of tricks.
We are being bombarded by a flurry of documentaries with a decidedly atheist theme, where atheist religious dogma is continually shoved down the sensory throats of the undereducated, while eagerly lapped up by the converted accompanied by sighs of assent heretofore the domain of the opposition: Christianity/Religion.
I am constantly surprised by the incredible conditioning power of dogma over the intelligent mind, educated or otherwise.
Remember one incident during my endeavours to counter a peculiar bit of religious nonsense connected with the works vs faith issue in the mind of another. During a discussion about the relative merits of works, I asked a lady participant to read Romans 3:20 aloud.
When she came to the phrase: by works of law shall no flesh be declared righteous before Him she consistently omitted of law, which her conditioned mind failed to even see. I asked her to read it two more times. Same blindness.
Then I read it aloud while she followed along. Vision restored! My goodness!
The point is, that works do matter to actively demonstrate our stand in what we wholeheartedly believe in any field of endeavour. Atheists consistently put their money where their mouth is and demonstrate that very thing in a host of recent documentaries to validate their faith by repetition even in the absence of evidence, as indeed does theist Religion.
As in the days of John the Baptist where the people instinctively felt a foreboding of profound changes that were about to come upon the Israel under the Law and their way of life, so it is today. Humanity sense once again that we are in the time of equally profound change, the end of an epoch, a way of life.
This seems to be behind the incredible number of films documenting the current state of the planet, man’s creative genius and possible future scenarios.
'Get it all done quickly before the end of whatever is envisaged, feared and while money can still be made!'
Humanity's problems are legion and plain to see for all who pull their heads out of the sands of ignorance, even while viable solutions evade us amid a plethora of suggested models.
Then there is the inordinate preoccupation with Climate Change, which deliberately sets the stage for forced administrative changes of laws not desired, but willingly submitted to out of survival fears generated by the current crop of guilt merchants, who initially set the scene with the badly organized industrial revolution based on Greed.
It is they who created the wants and desires that spawned consumerism in the first instance and provided the environmentally unfriendly infrastructure to satisfy the needs they have created, only to blame and punish the consumers who had yielded to their bidding, here poignantly anticipated by the 18th-Century poet:
Alas, regardless of their doom
The little victims play.
No sense have they of ills to come
Nor care beyond today.
The climate of fear created by the religions of Judeo-Christianity who have some
heavenly bully dictator intent on wreaking vengeance on a humanity* alleged by him
to be sinful and in need to be destroyed has now been supplanted by an equally morbid
fear of the consequences of our parasitic presence preached by the atheist religious.
* all that vengeance jazz was only ever and exclusively connected with Israel and still is - that’s all.
What are the envisaged solutions?
More of the same, but now more along the lines of scenarios depicted in George Orwell's 1984.
Stephen Hawking’s Brave New World series holds no promises of a better future either. If it wasn’t so serious one would have to laugh at these almost childish future scenarios born from a hopeless heart.
Then, in order to survive, we are told to take our vain future life into the unknown world of other habitable planets, while our average life-span is yet to attain to the biblical threescore and ten or fourscore years.
No better place for an overview of a future conceived by the human mind in need of a God not desired:
It will always be impossible for Humanity to govern themselves effectively and beneficially without guidance. Here from one who has the universal perspective and an intimate knowledge of the human genus:
Jeremiah 10:23 in the American Standard Version of 1901*:
O Jehovah, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
* most if not all (can't check all) translations read similarly.
What then of humanity’s future?
As intended by God in Genesis chapter 1 and expanded on in Psalm: 8 to live indefinitely on earth, have dominion over and look after it, but not dominate it and especially not other humans.
Place of assignment during God's yet to be completed earth-related rest day —Psalm 115:16:
The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah; But the earth hath he given to the children of men. asv
After all the legal precedents have been set here on earth and all sovereignty issues resolved to the one who owns it all anyway: the maker of us, who, incidentally, has only man’s best interest at heart:
Here we come universe and the zillions of habitable planets awaiting us!
-some of these, no doubt already in the various creative day preparatory stages-
Rebellious and criminal elements will no longer be given license to exist by having their universal citizen’s rights and human privileges permanently revoked for the benefit of those who are not of that ilk and wish to retain those rights and privileges.
No prison planet for them, but nonexistence as the place where some may have chosen to go before.
All humans that ever lived, do and yet shall, were given that original Adamic opportunity for universal citizenship and an indefinite life span as a birthright token when they were born.
They shall redeem that when they are reconstructed at their resurrection, a standing up again or virtual rebirth, irrespective of what they might have done previously, since the bible clearly states in Romans 6:7 that: he who has died has been acquitted from sin
Then there are those alive at the changeover to global governance with an opportunity to decide their future in response to an invitation at that time.
Most of the paradisiacal images of the bible are symbolic. Lion-like and other animalistic human behaviour will no longer be tolerated on earth, but especially not among those to and for whom these scenarios primarily apply: that small flock of humans especially chosen or called by God for heavenly governance.
You would not want a smelly lion lounging on your bed, would you? Or fighting with monkeys over food during your backyard BBQ? Wild animals will do what comes naturally for them in their own designated realms on earth where we can visit them. None of this mingling with humans in some sort of paradise garden the religious use to advertease their unrealistic wares.
All animals will continue to eat the animals and plants they were mutually designed for. We, however, shall be safe from wild animals, who will lose the fear/terror of man that usually drives them to attack; neither will we ever look like a good appetizing meal to them.
The recycling process affecting every living thing will continue forever. Please see here
Only humans will be exempt, if they don’t rebel.
Note what God had told Noah after the deluge when humanity received permission from God to add animals to their diet. Whatever other reasons Jehovah may have had for this authorization, one of His primary motives was certainly a provision of animal protein to compensate for the extra wear and tear upon cellular man by the sudden and dramatic increase of solar & cosmic radiation after the protective canopy of the aqua-sphere imploded causing the flood of Noah’s day.
Animals became an essential source for protein after the Deluge/Flood of Noah's day, when the protective water canopy/sphere surrounding the earth disappeared, dramatically increasing the impact of cosmic radiation on living organisms esp. human life. Due to accelerated cell destruction, additional proteins were needed to supplement the human diet. Since discovery, understanding and evaluation of vegetable protein was still a long way off, animal protein became the immediate solution as it was readily available.
Animal life was never sacrosanct. Animals were never meant to have an indefinite life span: 12 But these, like unreasoning animals born naturally to be caught and destroyed, . . . ‑2 Peter 2:12.
First thing Jehovah did after Adam disobeyed was to kill one or more animals to provide clothing for Adam and Eve: And Jehovah God proceeded to make long garments of skin for Adam and for his wife and to clothe them.. . . (Genesis 3:21)
Unambiguous, clear instructions to Noah from Jehovah after the Deluge/Flood, added
animals to their diet:
Every moving animal that is alive may serve as food for YOU. As in the case of green vegetation, I do give it all to YOU.. . . (Genesis 9:3)
Jesus knew that. At the Exodus the Israelites ate a lamb at the specific command from God. Obeying that command and painting the door posts of their dwelling with the lamb's blood saved their lives.
Summer and winter as we now know it, blue skies and snow-capped mountains and all the other wonders of the earth in addition to providing sources of coal, oil and diamonds as massive forests were buried at different levels in many locations, including Antarctica, were also among the necessary and permanently intended consequences of that catastrophic event. Here in Genesis 8:22 God’s words to Noah:
For all the days the earth continues,
seed sowing and harvest,
and cold and heat,
and summer and winter,
and day and night,
will never cease.
How long for earth for the above to be relevant? How long is never?
In a couple verses in the Word of God, the Bible, the permanence of the earth is assured through a combination of two Hebrew words for forever, rarely used elsewhere. This is represented best in the New World Translation* with the phrase to time indefinite even forever while other translation acknowledge the two distinctly different yet related Hebrew words underlying that phrase with forever and ever:
* I give credit where credit is due and can where canning is due!
5 He has founded the earth upon its established places; It will not be made to totter to time indefinite, or forever.. . . (Psalm 104:5)
Further examples involving the solar system, our Galaxy and beyond are similar assurances like here in Psalm 148:3-6:
3 Praise him, you sun and moon. Praise him, all you stars of light. 4 Praise him, you heavens of the heavens, And you waters that are above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of Jehovah; For he himself commanded, and they were created. 6 And he keeps them standing forever, to time indefinite.. . .
These are guarantees that God’s words in Genesis 8:22 about the scene of earth’s future and beyond will not ever change after the diluvian rearrangement of the earth in 2370 B.C.E.
For more on Earth's permanence, please click here
About the beastly? world powers in Humanity’s future.
Over the millennia, many tribes or confederations thereof have achieved regional or global dominance as world-powers. Those acknowledged by Jehovah to have attained that status, are listed in the bible primarily because of their connection with His chosen people and inheritance Israel. There were no others in Asia or Africa to either equal their power and influence or their relationship with Israel.
These global powers the Bible temporarily and in the context of His purpose for Israel concerns itself with, are entirely secular entities pictured as beasts in the book of Daniel and Revelation.
This has frequently given rise to the notion that they are therefore of an animalistic, beastly and fearsome disposition and in opposition to God’s purpose and people. Wrong!
They were fashioned by Jehovah’s chief assistant, His archangel son, who arranged it all in keeping with God’s purpose to regulate human behaviour during His continuing earth-related rest day absence.
Colossians 1:15-16 Yes, He is the exact likeness of the unseen God, His first–born Son who existed before any created thing, 16 for it was through Him that everything was created in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen, thrones, dominions, principalities, authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. Williams Translation 1936
Have highlighted through in the above quote to illustrate that God had not come to earth to die for mankind or anyone else in particular.
What's that got to do with it? Well, you just think about it!
Trifocals need to be taken off when reading Jehovah’s precious word.
The Heavenly only-begotten god, son and chief messenger -archangel- was the means to make everything his genius Creator Father had designed. Because the Greek text says one thing and trinitarians deem it to say something entirely different, translators had an almost impossible task foisted upon them in trying to translate the word Strong’s Dictionary Definition # 1722 en in Colossians 1.
Some use by others in or through, while still others try to make the heavenly son into the Creator Father. German Luther translations generally used through while the NWT reflects the author’s intent with by means of.
The English synonym definitions of both by and through, should make understanding easier:
Synonyms: preposition. at - on - to - with - in - per - beside - for - through
adverb. near - nigh - close - past - about - aside
Synonyms: preposition. by - thru - over - for - via - per - in - on - out of
adjective. thru - direct - nonstop - straight
#Strong’s Dictionary Definition
1722 en en
a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537); TDNT-2:537,233; prep
AV-in 1902, by 163, with 140, among 117, at 113, on 62, through 39, misc 265; 2801
1) in, by, with etc.
Here a Bible related definition of Beast from http://concordances.org/hebrew/929.htm:
Definition - a beast, animal, cattle - NASB Word Usage:
animal (33), animals (27), beast (44), beasts (31), cattle (49), cattle* (1), herd (1), kinds of cattle (1), mount (1).
OK, now a general dictionary one:
From Google: Noun:
An animal, esp. a large or dangerous four-footed one.
A domestic animal, esp. a bovine farm animal.
1 a : a four-footed mammal as distinguished from a human being, a lower vertebrate, and an invertebrate
b : a lower animal as distinguished from a human being
c : an animal as distinguished from a plant d : an animal under human control
So, because beasts are used at times in Scripture as an alias of government, Jehovah never meant beastly as in horrid, vicious, animalistic behaviour. This is especially so, since He is the one who arranged orderly governmental oversight and control to benefit human society as an expression of His will in the first place. What they did and still do with that, is their problem, as are the consequences.
Allow me to quote from Romans 13:1-6 to substantiate that:
1 Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. 3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same; 4 for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath upon the one who practices evil. 5 Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. NAS
On this site or ever I will not entertain discussing the divergent view Christian denominations hold respecting the beasts of Revelation.
The Beasts in Daniel are secular. Therefore = The beasts in Revelation are secular, especially the seven headed in chapters 17/18. Now that was easy, eh?
Horns on Daniel's beasts indicate the ruling family dynasty. Two horns indicate power-sharing between two family dynasties.
The ten horns on that beast of Revelation 17 likewise depict 10 powers or kings involved in sharing in the global power structures of history stretching from Egypt to the United Nations.
How so? Here straight from the manual in Revelation 17:
10 "There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not
yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. 11 "And the beast that
was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to
12 "The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 "These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.
The ID of that beast is one of logical consequence. Since Daniel’s menagerie of beasts depict secular rule so it shall be in Revelation.
The image in chapter 2 of Daniel is sectioned from head to toe and commences the march of world-powers with the head Babylon, whereas the unsegmented Beast of Revelation 17 uses 7 heads and 10 horns to depict the totality of all world-powers and ruling entities respectively.
Mankind can rest assured that there is not going to be another world-power, whatever the wishes of some and prognostication of others, be that Europe, Russia, China or an Arab-Confederation. Too late for them.
Can you identify the 10 horns?
Well there were 7 world-powers, two of whom were dual. Medo-Persia and Anglo-America.
That makes 9 horns.
The 10th horn represents the beast itself which is the 8th world-power combo of all global governments arising out of the 7.
Now, what global power could that be today?
With the O.T. clues in place, anyone could figure that out without needing to be a particularly inspired genius to decipher that. Even Jehovah’s Witnesses managed to do that without a smidgen of inspiration, because time and attendant events coincided to make that possible.
To but twist a borrowed phrase: It’s elementary, dear Watson!
What Global power is hat again?
The league of Nations.
Wow! That was not too difficult, now was it?
That League, established after the first world war, finally gave substance to hat multi-headed beast of Revelation 17, quite in keeping with Jehovah’s assurance that all will be understood as prophetic pictures assume their intended realities.
Charles Taze Russell of Bible Student’s fame, could not have understood this, since the event of his presence preceded that of the fulfilment of these events.
The Witnesses did not understand this either until the middle of the WW2 in 1942 when they first made that connection.
There were never any world-powers other than those of the beast. Some tried, but failed tribally.
All 8 have had intimate association and dealings with Israelites past and present i.e.: the flock of Jacob individually and collectively.
Verses 12 and 13 of Revelation 17 are yet to be implemented, since the global power structure of the current multitude of governments are yet to be sufficiently of one mind to surrender their individual sovereignties to enable the UN to act decisively, remove the Christian Harlot and implement a measure of peace.
Have a look at the population stats here to get an idea of the nonsense of the current unscientific estimates of population numbers in history, where political correctness overrides reality, remembering that science ought to live up to its synonym of knowledge.
It is all very simple and clear.
If is it not yet to you. It will be - soon. Don't worry - Be happy!
However you opine, it will be a future of peace, free from War, Crime, Disasters affecting mankind, the Bible version of stupidity, default death and above all:
Edward_Hicks - Peaceable Kingdom