Chronological Order of Events during the Gospels and the Ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ until His Ascension.

This File was created using Libre Office Cal-Sheet. After much research, Prayers, Meditation, and Reading of the Word of God, I concluded and is my humble and personal opinion that the events on the last week of the Lord’s Ministry the day “Wednesday” is not included in the Gospels narrative because is a “TYPE” of the Church and the Rapture and not a day of rest as many theologians and scholars indicates.

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Is the humankind better now than at the Beginning of Time?

If you can see the man is not better today than the beginning of Times without the Redeemable blood of Jesus in the Cross.

The Man is further from been closer to GOD today and more confused in their own mind than at the early times in the Creations. The human knowledge has increased dramatically in an exponential way but their hearts and mind are far from GOD. Only the Blood of Jesus Christ can bring them to reconciliation with GOD.

Chronological Order of the Gospels Events

I hope you will enjoy this particular file in PDF Format and also in a Cal-Sheet (I used Libre Office Bundle to Create this File, you can retrieve it in Excel MS Office). As I create it this file, I had the blessing to discover that the day of the Week known as Wednesday is not present, and many theologians and scholars refereed as a day in where the Lord rested. It is my personal opinion (after meditation, many Prayers, and research) that this is a strong possibility of what is known as a “type” of the Church and the Rapture. You can copy and download the file for you to be blessed with knowledge of the event during the Life of Jesus Christ and His Ministry, Resurrection and Ascension.

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The Holy Spirit The Earnest of Our Inheritance

Recently, after a Prayer and the asking of the Lord’s guidance during my daily Bible time, I came across of couple of verses in the Book of the Ephesians, that I had read many times in the past, but never looked at them as I am right now.

Let’s look once again at them, you might see what I saw:

Eph 1:13-14 KJV
(13) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
(14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

In accordance with Ephesians 1: 13 there are the following steps to have our earnest of our inheritance:

  • hearing the Word of Truth
    • meaning of hearing (iaw “The Free Dictionary by Farlex” )
      • the sense by which sound is perceived
      • the examination and deciding upon evidence, charges, and claims in court
  • If there is a “sense” in this particular action, that means there is also a perception to what is the matter to be consider, to consider a matter there must be a beginning point from which you depart to make such consideration. That beginning must be founded on what is estimated “Truthful”.
  • You either hear what is known as a word or in a scientific point of view, a waves of sound coming through the outer ear canal to the inner ear canal and brought to your brain, hold on your memory cells and analyzed until you are capable to reasoning with it. The final outcome is based on your moral/spiritual foundation.
  • The Word of Truth
    • Jas 1:18-25 LITV
      (18) Having purposed, He brought us forth by the Word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of His creatures.
      (19) So that, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
      (20) For the wrath of man does not work out the righteousness of God.
      (21) On account of this, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of evil, in meekness receive the implanted Word being able to save your souls.
      (22) But become doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
      (23) Because if anyone is a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, this one is like a man studying his natural face in a mirror;
      (24) for he studied himself, and has gone away, and immediately he forgot of what kind he was.
      (25) But the one looking into the perfect Law of liberty, and continuing in it, this one not having become a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in his doing.
    • Joh 1:14 And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. And we beheld His glory, glory as of an only begotten from the Father, full of grace and of truth.
    • Joh 1:17 For the Law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
    • Joh 8:45 And because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me.
    • Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
  • in whom also believing
    1. meaning of “believing
    2. the cognitive process that leads to convictions (iaw “The Free Dictionary by Farlex” )
      • Luk 8:12 And those by the roadside are those who hear, then the Devil comes and takes away the Word from their heart, lest believing they may be saved.
      • Joh 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave authority to become children of God, to the ones believing into His name,
      • Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
      • Joh 3:18 The one believing into Him is not condemned; but the one not believing has already been condemned, for he has not believed into the name of the only begotten Son of God.
      • Joh 6:64 But there are some of you who are not believing. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were, the ones not believing, and who was the one betraying Him.
  • sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise
    1. meaning of “sealed
    2. established irrevocably (iaw “The Free Dictionary by Farlex” )
      • Joh 3:33 LITV
        (33) The one receiving His testimony has sealed that God is true.
      • 2Co 1:22 LITV
        (22) even He having sealed us, and having given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
      • Eph 4:30 LITV
        (30) And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed to the day of redemption.
      • Rev 7:4 LITV
        (4) And I heard the number of those having been sealed: one hundred forty four thousands, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:

In verse 14 gives us a clear definition of the Holy Spirit in our lives not just as the Third Person of the Only Living God, our Counselor but more so, who is an earnest” in our inheritance…

  1. earnest” meaning:
    1. something given to guarantee the repayment of a loan or the fulfillment of an obligation
    2. something of value given by one person to another to bind a contract
    3. not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
      1. The Holy Spirit is by definition and as we all had been taught the “Seal
        1. Many also indicates this seal gives us the spiritual ability to be distinguished and separated from the non believers (the ones without the Seal)
      2. Not many had been taught is that the Holy Spirit is “an earnest in our inheritance…”
        1. to explain this in a simple concepts for everyone to understand is as follows;
          • After a manufacturer make an item and place it at the store shelves.
          • you go to X or Y retail store and you like to purchase an item you either like or need, you pick that item from the shelves, take it to the register and make a full payment for the item you like to buy.
          • Once you do so, the cashier will give you, what is known as a receipt of proof of purchase, indicating full payment on your part to the retailer and a release of the item from the retailer to you.
          • At that point you “OWN” that particular item and using it as you pleased.
      3. By analogy the term “earnest” could be replaced with the term “Receipt” in the above example. By doing so we can read as follows;
        1. God created the Universe and the human for His own pleasure.
          • Joh 1:1-3 LITV
            (1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
            (2) He was in the beginning with God.
            (3) All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.
        2. The humanity sins, and is taken away from the direct eye of GOD
          • Gen 3:22-24 LITV
            (22) And Jehovah God said, Behold! The man has become as one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put forth his hand and also take from the Tree of Life, and eat, and live forever,
            (23) Jehovah God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground out of which he was taken.
            (24) And He drove the man out. And He lodged the cherubs at the east of the Garden of Eden, and the flaming sword whirling around to guard the way of the Tree of Life.
        3. The humankind is placed in the outskirt of “Paradise” but in the shelves of the cursed world
          • Gen 3:23-24 LITV
            (23) Jehovah God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground out of which he was taken.
            (24) And He drove the man out. And He lodged the cherubs at the east of the Garden of Eden, and the flaming sword whirling around to guard the way of the Tree of Life.
        4. The Son of God came to Earth to save Humanity by giving Himself as sacrifice in the cross for their sins, shed His Blood and “paid” the “debt
          • Joh 3:16-17 LITV
            (16) For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
            (17) For God did not send His Son into the world that He might judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
        5. He (Christ) resuscitated and is taken to the Father God but while His property (the ones given their lives in a public arena accepting the Lord as their One and Only Savior, in prayer) are left behind are sealed with the Holy Spirit until they themselves are taken to meet the Lord at moment of the “RAPASSO”.
          • Act 1:6-11 LITV
            (6) Then, indeed, coming together they questioned Him, saying, Lord, do You restore the kingdom to Israel at this time?
            (7) And He said to them, It is not yours to know times or seasons which the Father placed in His own authority;
            (8) but you will receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you, and you will be witnesses of Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
            (9) And saying these things, as they looked on, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him from their sight.
            (10) And as they were intently looking into the heaven, He having gone, even behold, two men in white clothing stood by them,
            (11) who also said, Men, Galileans, why do you stand looking up to the heaven? This Jesus, the One being taken from you into the heaven, will come in the way you saw Him going into the heaven.

Verse 14 of this chapter one in the Book of Ephesus is very descriptive but in a subdued manner, notice the restrictive clause used in the middle of the verse, “until”, this mean that the first part of the statement is subdued to the restrictive clause placed after, and can not be omitted.

Eph 1:14 KJV
(14) Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

The first clause of the sentence indicates descriptively the important position of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer in Christ, as we explained above. The second clause in the sentence indicates a restrictive inclusion, that is to be “sealed by the Holy Spirit” which will allow us to have access to our spiritual inheritance in Christ Jesus and does separate us from the “earth-dwellers” but to the moment of our redemption of the purchased “possession”, and that means to the moment of the “Rapture”. This is the moment in where Jesus Christ, who was the One who paid the priced of our debt, when he died in the cross and shed His blood for all our sins, will take us to our Heavenly mansions that he went to prepared for us (the believers in Christ Jesus).

Once, we as believers, are taken to the Heavenly places, there will be no need to be with a distinctive seal, because we will be under the possession and control of the One that paid our debt and made us part of His kingdom. This is a very special and particular blessing from Heaven to the believers in Christ only and not to the “Israel” nor to the “gentiles (earth-dwellers)”.

But that will be another Blog.

Please keep this ministry and yours truly in prayers, the Lord our Savior is coming Soon, be diligent in prayer and all supplications before the Lord in Heaven for our encounter with Him.

God our Lord Bless You with All Heavenly Blessings.

Time-Line including some Bible Events

This image below is to help you to identify some elements in the file and how to navigate it.

Below is a file link, that I am still working on, about a “Timeline including some Biblical events”.

You Must Do the Following to View the File;

  • Download a program called “Calizo”
  • this is a simple / small Calendar program using timeline visualization with nearly unrestricted zooming.
    • Developed by Mr. Sebastian Fischer
    • Falls under the GNU
  • Use your mouse immediately is open to click at the left of the calendar list to add the calendars to be seeing.
  • Start your timeline at year 00
    • By using your mouse left button and dragging to 00 year in the calendar.
    • using your mouse central button zoom in until calendar is expanding by years, months, days, etc…
  • Remember, some dates are an approximation and or estimation.
  • The file you are downloading is also able to be edited by you as you need. Below is the Link to the File:

Enjoy it and as I am adding to this file I will be updating it for you all as fast as I can.

And please keep my ministry in Prayers, as the End Time is Near, and Our Lord and Savior is at Hand!

God Bless You ALL!!!

The Book to the Ephesians

Author: Apostle Paul

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Time: 60 / 61 AD Third Missionary Journey

Geographical Location: Asia Minor / Ephesus City and surroundings

Pergamum ((Rev 2:12) official Province Capital / North of Ephesus)

Purpose: Teachings and Doctrine the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ

During the Third Missionary Journey of the Apostle Paul (which it was around 53 AD), recorded in the Book of Acts 19:1


  • Figure 1: Extracted from “The Harper Collins Visual Guide to the New Testament” Jonathan L. Reed; page 104

    Act 19:1 LITV
    (1) And it happened, in the time Apollos was in Corinth, Paul was passing through the higher parts to come to Ephesus. And finding some disciples,

Background: Ephesus called themselves “The First City of Asia”

Boasted as one of the seat of the Seven Wonders of the World with the Temple to their idol Diana/Artemis:

  • Act 19:27 LITV
    (27) And not only is this dangerous to us, lest our part come to be in contempt, but also the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be counted nothing, and her majesty is also about to be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worships.
  • Act 19:35 LITV
    (35) And quieting the crowd, the town clerk said, Men, Ephesians, for what man is there who does not know the city of the Ephesians to be temple keepers of the great goddess Artemis, and of That Fallen From the Sky?
    • Act 19:35 KJV
      (35) And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter? (this subject will be discussed in another Bible study in the near future).

Apostle Paul founded and established the assembly as is recorded in the Book of Acts chapter 19 and 20 of the Book.

  • Act 20:31 LITV
    (31) Because of this watch, remembering that I did not cease admonishing each one with tears night and day for three years.

Paul stay in the city of Ephesus for three years teaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, rebuking and admonishing the members of the assembly in all subjects of the Gospel and the Lord Jesus Christ. The assembly was well grounded in faith and knowledge of the Gospel of the Lord.

After the three years, Paul is in the journey again and leave Timothy in charge of the assembly, even though there was a group of elders among the assembly.

  • 1Ti 1:3 LITV
    (3) Even as I called on you to remain in Ephesus, (I going to Macedonia), that you might charge some not to teach other doctrines,

The central theme of the Epistle is:

The Church as the Body of Christ

Structure of the Letter

Introduction / Salutation 1: 1-2

The Church in the Purpose of GOD 1: 3-14

The Church and the Power of GOD 1: 15 – 2: 10

The Church as the Household of GOD 2: 11-22

The Church as the revelation of GOD 3: 1-13

The Church and the Fullness of GOD 3: 14-21

The Church and the Standards of GOD 4: 1 – 6: 9

The Church and the Armor of GOD 6: 10-20

Conclusion / Final Greetings 6: 21-24

View of the Structure of the Ephesians Letter

Salutation:

  1. Introduction of himself and his title and authority / title and authority of the recipients:
    1. Eph 1:1 LITV
      (1) Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to the saints being in Ephesus and faithful in Christ Jesus:
      1. Paul identified himself as an authentic and legitimate apostle of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ through the “will of GOD”
        1. by the apostle doing so leaves in no-one’s mind the possibilities of doubt nor of misunderstanding / misinterpretations.
        2. Gal 1:15 LITV
          (15) But when God was pleased, He having separated me from my mother’s belly, and having called me through His grace, Isa. 49:1
      2. The apostle identified the recipients of the Letter as “… saints being in Ephesus
        1. this is very important because not only make the recipient of this letter and specific group in mind but also give them the title of “…saints…”; which is a title that each believer in Christ enjoy, but only through the repentance of sins and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her only Savior.
          1. This is a position to be enjoy by the believer only through the Lord, to be capable to inherent the benefits of the Heavenly citizenship in the Kingdom of God.
      3. He also identified them as “…faithful in Christ Jesus…”
        1. this particular title is what the believer in Christ will received from Christ Jesus after the forgiveness of sins to be capable to stand before God Father
          1. Faithful becomes a character trait of the saint through and only through the forgiveness of his/her sins and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ as only Savior in the repentance process.
    2. Eph 1:2 LITV
      (2) Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


      1. Once the person received the Lord Jesus as his/hers Savior the title of saint and acknowledged his/her position of faithful servant, then and only then “… grace and peace…” is received from the Lord God and Jesus as Redeemer.
        1. Grace is due to His sacrifice in the cross
          1. Rom 3:24 LITV
            (24) being justified freely by His grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
          2. Rom 5:21 LITV
            (21) that as sin ruled in death, so also grace might rule through righteousness to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
        2. Peace thanks to the forgiveness of all our sins through His Blood
          1. Rom 5:1 LITV
            (1) Then being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
          2. 1Co 14:33 LITV
            (33) For God is not of confusion, but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints.

The Church in the purpose of God:

  1. To be blessed with all Heavenly blessings with Christ Jesus (1:3)
  2. Being elected in Him before the foundation of the world (1:4)
    1. to be holy
    2. to be without blemish
    3. in love
  3. Predestined (1:5)
  4. Adopted (1:5)
  5. Favored (1:6)
  6. Redeemed by His Blood (1:7)
  7. Forgiven of sins (1:7)
  8. Wisdom (1:8)
  9. Understanding (1:8)
  10. To revealed the mystery of His will (1:9)
  11. To have a purposed in Himself (1:9)
    1. for the administration of the fullness of the times
    2. to head up all things in Christ
      1. heavens
      2. earth
  12. Chosen (1:11)
  13. Co-heirs (1:11)
  14. To be seal with the Holy Spirit (1:13)
    1. Earnest of our;
      1. inheritance
      2. to the redemption of the purchased possession
      3. to the praise of His glory
    The above described14 points that could very well indicates the beginning and/or origin of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (24 including what I called the descending points), the last one of above described and indicates possession of the Church through the redemption for His glory and praise (as a consequence these are descending points) due to the hearing and believing in the Word of God the Gospel of our Salvation (Eph 1:13)

Eph 1:13 LITV
(13) in whom also you, hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of your salvation, in whom also believing you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

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We will continue this Book in a series of Bible Studies for the benefits of the members of the Body of Christ and for the propagation of His Gospel. Don’t forget to always ask in diligent Prayer and supplication to the God Almighty and Savior of our lives to give you knowledge and understanding, with the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to search and research His Word of Truth and follow His path toward the Goal of His calling.

Is the Church the Body of Christ or His Bride?

Let’s celebrate the wedding of the Lamb and the New Jerusalem, AMEN, COME LORD.
Yes COME!

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Since childhood I have heard always that the Church is the Body of Christ and also the Bride, but it is that what the Bible is indicating?

First we must understand in a clear way the following terms here in question:

  • Bride
    • G3565
    • νύμφη
    • numphē
    • noom-fay’
    • From a primary but obsolete verb νύπτω nuptō (to veil as a bride; compare the Latin “nupto”, to marry); a young married woman (as veiled), including a betrothed girl; by implication, a son’s wife: – bride, daughter in law.
    • Total KJV occurrences: 8
    • Total KJV occurrences of the term “bride”: 14
  • Body
    • G4983
    • σῶμα
    • sōma
    • so’-mah
    • From G4982; the body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively: – bodily, body, slave.
    • Total KJV occurrences: 146
    • Total KJV occurrences of the Term “Body of Christ”: 4
  • Bridegroom
    • G3566
  • νυμφίος
  • numphios
  • noom-fee’-os
  • From G3565; a bride groom (literally or figuratively): – bridegroom.
  • Total KJV occurrences: 16

While during the Reformation time, in where Martin Luther and other great church leaders did their best to established and clarified the role and the effect of the Church in the believer’s life, it is also certain they fail to make very clear many points that had been the roots of today’s misunderstanding, misinterpretations, and in many instances the roots of many cults and heresies.

In today’s assemblies there is a lack of teaching the root of the Word of God to the followers of the Way, as it was under the beginning of the Church or assembly, even apostle Paul indicated that very clear in many instances such as in the epistle to the Colossians;

  • Col 1:28 KJV
    (28) Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

If you might remember, and just to mentioned, in the Book of Daniel in chapter 2 the image giving in a dream to the king Nebuchadnezzar indicates the fact that the feet were of a mixture of iron and clay. For long time and by many scholars and Bible’s enthusiasts, attribute this part of the image to the influence of the Roman empire / Catholic church in the human history, and it maybe so in part, (but after many years on this subject, not counting my many days and hours of every day in humble prayers) I feel this is a direct relation to the seven assemblies from the Book of Revelation and the times of Reformation, of course this is a subject for another time to discuses.

Lets continue; among the subjects that the time of the Reformation fail to clarified for the masses, and was kept in shadows of ignorance and traditions tough in this subject of the Body of Christ (this is the Church/Assembly) and the Bride of Christ (this is the New Jerusalem), as I am confident with the Holy Spirit guidance on the Word of Truth will be able to demonstrate.

I am obligated to mention in this Bible Study, the fact that, what I called “Israeltology” (this is the study of Israel in regard to the Gospel/Church and the Gentile). To me the Bible makes very clear the three types of identities the plan of God is directed to. That is; the Plan of Redemption for the People of Israel, the Plan of Salvation for the Gentiles/Believers/Followers of the Way, and the End Plan for the Non-Believer/Gentiles/Earth Dwellers (as they are called in the Book of Revelation). Three different entities with three different plans and choices. Once again this is subject for another time and another Bible Study.

Getting back on track;

The “Body of Christ” is a term that only appear under the New Testament, this does not mean that the term “body” is not mentioned under the Old Testament, in fact on the KJV the word “body” is mentioned 146 times.

It is imperative to mentioned that it is not but until the letter to Romans that the Apostle Paul mentioned the “Body of Christ” as an indication of the way for the Followers of the Way to received freedom from the slavery or bondage of the LAW and as a result the freedom to married one another through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus in the Cross.

Later on on the 1st letter to the Corinthians 10:16 the Apostle also make a clear reference to the followers of the Lord and compared the bread in the communion as of the Lord indicates to be “His Body”, doing so in a form of question, more indicative of the direct relation of the Believer in Christ to be a member of the Body of Christ.

In the same letter but in chapter 12 verse 27, Paul declared without any possibility of misunderstanding the notion that the Church of the Lord is in fact the Body of Christ.

In the Book of the Ephesians 4:12 the Apostle himself declares the main reason behind each believer to become part of the Body of Christ, and this is due to the feeling of ownership, as he expressed in the same verse of the same book before mentioned, and it said the following;

Eph 4:8-16 KJV
(8) Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
(9) (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
(10) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
(11) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
(12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
(13) Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
(14) That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
(15) But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
(16) From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

As a result, we as part of the Body of Christ must search for:

  • The perfection of each and every member of the Church/Believer/Follower of the Way,
  • for the work of the Ministry
    • prayers
    • fastenings
    • reading and searching the Word of the Truth and its knowledge through the Holy Spirit
    • comforting each others with the Word of the Gospel of the Lord at all times
    • preaching, teaching and exhorting(sometimes rebuking) with the Word of the Lord
  • for the Edification of the Body of Christ

and there is a key word used for this exhortation from the Apostle, and that is “until” the following:

  • We all come to the unity of the Faith
    • Hebrews 11:1
  • the knowledge of the Son of God

And by doing this, to become a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (in other words, to be capable to become spiritual adults and not becoming dependent of the milk but instead capable of nurturing the body with the meat that contains the nutrients for a healthy spiritual growth). Please read below;

  • Heb_5:12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
  • Heb_5:13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
  • 1Pe_2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

As you keep reading in the Book of the Ephesians in chapter 4 verses 14-16, the reasons are clear, and that for we as part of the Body of Christ to be capable to grow founded in the Truth of His Word for us a members of His Body not to be moved by the winds of heresies, false teachers, traditions without biblical foundations and so on and even more so with the understanding the Christ is the Head of the Body.

How glorious is to know, that as members of that Body of Christ, we will be not just part of the weeding with the Bride but join together in marriage with the Bride.

And now, here comes the “Bride”…

Throughout all the Bible the people of Israel are seeing as the Bride of the Lord God. And due to her infidelity with idols and sins, the Lord God feel, she (Israel) had been unfaithful to Him, for example;

In the Book of;

  • Isaiah
    • 49:18, 61:10, 62:5
  • Jeremiah
    • 2:32, 7:34, 16:9, 25:10, 33:11
  • Joel
    • 2:16
  • John
    • 3:29
  • Rev
    • 18:23, 21:2, 21:9-10, 22:17

Among all the above verses above, I like for you to pay attention to the one in the Book of Revelation 21:2, and it said;

  • Rev 21:2 KJV
    • (2) And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Notice how specific the Apostle John is in his description of what he saw;

  1. the holy city
    1. The New Jerusalem
      1. coming down from God out of Heaven
      2. prepared as a bride
      3. adorned for her Husband (Jesus Christ)

And also at Revelation 21:9-10;

  • Rev 21:9-10 KJV
    (9) And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
    (10) And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

  1. The angel is showing to the Apostle John the “Bride
  • the Lamb’s wife
    • Great City
    • Holy Jerusalem
    • descending from Heaven
  • Rev 22:17 KJV
    (17) And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

  1. The Spirit say Come
  2. The Bride say Come (Israel/New Jerusalem)
  3. The hearer say Come (The Believer/Follower of the Way/Body of Christ)

In conclusion, I hope you can also say with me as the hearer of the Word of Truth, Yes Come Lord Jesus, Yes Come! Lets celebrate the wedding of the Lamb with the New Jerusalem as His Bride, and us as Followers of the Way and as the Body of Christ!

The Church is the Body of Christ
The New Jerusalem is the Bride…

Who came First?

As you well know, I am a Bible Blogger, and a person that loves to Study the Word of God as is intended by the Holy Spirit, based on prayers, fast and of course spiritual living diligence (not that I am perfect at all, by any mean whatsoever, but through the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ). Also I like to study the Books of the Scripture from the root of the language respecting the original message that it was intended to bring to “us” today.

Never the less, my wife inspired me to write about a subject that even though, it is originated by the ignorance of the non-believer, is also part of the Christian core and spiritual education, we no longer give it a complete though, in part, to the influence of the human desire of given an explanation to the unknown (some call this “Science”), and or to the laziness on our part on getting deep and hard on the Word of Truth and in the desire and power of knowing God through His Word connecting ourselves to the Spiritual world with the Holy Spirit of God.

1Co 2:12-16 KJV

  • (12) 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.
  • (13) 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.
  • (14) 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.
  • (15) But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
  • (16) For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Joh 1:4-5 KJV

  • (4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
  • (5) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

My wife asked me, as a joke, who came first? The chicken or the egg?

For many, this question has one and one answer only, (you might say that will be depending, from which point of view you are looking at), that is:

  • If you are a person without the spiritual vision of Christ, you will anchor your point on the bases of the human knowledge and the fable of the “evolution”. In today’s generation there is more desire to expand such term to give a broader view to allocate such answers without looking no further, that is in their favor.
  • If you are a spiritual man/woman of God (this is a Follower of the Way and of the True and Only Living God, that is if you have given your heart to the Lord Jesus Christ) you will base your answer on the only source of knowledge, that is the Word of God (The Bible).
  • Please, don’t allow any one to deceive you!
    • Luk_21:8
      • And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

We all know how the Word of God tell us the Beginning of our Universe, and also the reason of the Creation of All and by/for/whom things were created.

Gen 1:1 KJV

  • (1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Joh 1:1-3 KJV

  • (1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • (2) The same was in the beginning with God.
  • (3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

It is very important for the reader of the Word of God and even more so for the non-believer (that is, the ones that are not under the spiritual guidance of the Holy Spirit, that is the ones that have not given their heart to the Lord and only Savior of the human kind, Jesus Christ) to understand that all of the Followers of the Way have their foundation on the trusting and acknowledgment that the Word of God is Divinely Inspired and there is no other higher authority for us to follow but the Word of God. This is also accepted by faith, as the apostle Paul indicates in his writings;

Rom_10:17

  • So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Rom_11:20

  • Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

Heb_11:1

  • Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Understanding the definition of Faith will in many ways, enable the importance of the power of the Word of God in us as believers in relation to the Creation of the Universe and the understanding of “who came first?

The evolution came to be known for the first time during the beginning of the 19th century by Jean-Babtiste Lamarck (1744-1829) in where he proposed the theory of “transmutation of species”, it was not but until 1859 that Charles Darwin and Russel Wallace published a new theory titled “Darwin’s On the Origin of Species (1859)”. This was based in pure and physical observations as they travel throughout.

In the movie “Inherit the Wind” (1960 (this is one-hundred and one years after the “Darwin’s On the Origin of Species”)) a teacher is thrown in jail for teaching the evolution theory in his classroom, it is important to point out that many of the events in the movie were either exaggerated or wrongly portrayed even more conflicting with what took place in real life, based on the court transcript of the case (this is also showing bias of the left wing and Hollywood media as reflected in today’s society).

The United State and the World are now starting to be influence by a strong pull on the left wing and the mass media, toward the verge of the ignorance and acceptance of one way and one way only, “foolishness”.

The cloud of the sinful life of the non-believer (please, understand the term here used, a non-believer is the person who hasn’t given his/her heart to the Only Lord and Savior of the human kind, the Only Begotten Son of God Jesus the Christ), doesn’t allow them to see the spiritual world and the understanding of the Word of God through the Holy Spirit by Faith, and considering (as a result of their ignorant heart to the Word of God) irrelevant and non-factual the Word divinely inspired.

As the Word of God said through the Apostle Paul;

1Co 3:18-20 KJV

  • (18) 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.
  • (19) For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
  • (20) And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

It came time for me to answer my beautiful wife the question of “who came first?”, “the chicken or the egg?”, and the answer without any doubt is, The Chicken came first, created by God to populate this world!

To you All Brothers and Sisters in the Lord Jesus our Savior, Lift your heads and Praise Him for He is Coming Soon!!!

Rom 8:12-17 KJV

  • (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
  • (13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
  • (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
  • (15) For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
  • (16) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
  • (17) And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Gal 4:1-7 KJV

  • (1) Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
  • (2) But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
  • (3) Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
  • (4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
  • (5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
  • (6) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
  • (7) Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

God Bless You All!

The Book of Esther

The Book of Esther

Meaning of the Name: Esther

Es’ther. (a star). The Persian name of Hadassah. (myrtle), daughter of Abihail, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite. In the Hebrew language the name is derivative of the word “hester” ( meaning “hiddenness”). Esther was a beautiful Jewish maiden. She was an orphan, and had been brought up by her cousin, Mordecai, who had an office in the household of Ahasuerus, king of Persia — supposed to be the Xerxes of history — and dwelt at “Shushan, the palace.”

When Vashti was dismissed from being queen, the king chose Esther to the place, on account of her beauty, not knowing her race or parentage; and on the representation of Haman, the Agagite, that the Jews scattered through his empire were pernicious race, he gave him full power and authority to kill them all.

The means taken by Esther to avert this great calamity from her people and her kindred are fully related in the book of Esther. The Jews still commemorate this deliverance in the yearly Festival of Purim, on the 14th and 15th of Adar (February, March) (the Second Edition of “Understanding The Old Testament” from Bernhard W. Anderson expressed in page 527 that the edict was to started on the Third-teen of the month of Adar which is also a day of fastening). History is wholly silent about both Vashti and Esther.

Historical Time/Periods of Events: (486 – 465 BC)

During the reign of Xerxes I of Persia (son of Darius I) [(Ahasuerus) (about 44 years after the end of Daniel while in Babylon with Nebuchadnezzar/Darius/Xerxes (605-530))] This king is also mentioned in Ezra 4:6

The events of the Book of Esther took action in between periods of:

  1. 536-516 BC in which under Zerubbabel (Governor) and Joshua (Priest), the Temple of Jerusalem was rebuilt (read Ezra chapters 3-6), and to which Haggai and Zechariah were the prophets called by God.
  2. 457-432 BC in which under Nehemiah (Governor) and Ezra (Priest) the Wall was rebuilt, and Jerusalem restored as a fortified city, and to which Malachi was the prophet called by God.
    1. Ezra gives an account of both periods.
    2. Nehemiah gives account of the second period

Place of Events: Susa (Shushan) (Modern IRAN)

Winter capital of the Persian Empire, city in Elam (260 km/200 miles from Babylon).

The events described in the Book of Esther fits in between the chapters 6 and 7 of the Book of the Prophet Ezra.

Below click on the file to download a PDF Formatted file of the Time Table of the Book of Esther. There is also the file below of it which is the Chronological order of events in the Book of Esther also in a PDF Format.