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Heaven 8

Posted: June 15, 2017 in Heaven
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Welcome, last week we read that God is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  All three are spiritual
beings that fill the entire universe.  All three are omnipresent which means they are always present everywhere at
the same time.  God cannot be contained by heaven.

In fact, let’s read that God was alive before the heavens and God actually made the heavens.

Psalms 8:3  When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you
have set in place.

Psalms 33:6  By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry hosts by the breath of his mouth.

Psalms 102:25  In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your
hands.

Jeremiah 32:17  “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you made the heavens and the earth by your great power and out-
stretched arm.

Collssians 1:16  For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;  all things have been created through him and for him.

Not only does God fill the earth, the heavens and the universe, he created the earth, the heavens and the universe.

Next week, the conclusion to heaven.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Last week we read that the heavens are upward in the sky and start near the clouds, but how high do the heavens
go?

As you read the following verses, notice that heaven is plural “heavens.”

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Jeremiah 32:17  Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and out-
stretched arm.

Hebrews 4:14  Therefore, since we have a great priest who has gone through the heavens, …

Nehemiah 9:6  You alone are the Lord.  You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry
hosts, …

Revelations 10:6  And we swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in
them, …

2 Corinthians 12:2  I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven.

Clearly, the above scriptures tell us there are several heavens or several layers to heaven.  At least three.
The highest heaven reaches to the stars.  How far into the stars we do not know.  To be sure, the heavens
are massive in size.

Next week, which layer of heaven does God live?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff 

 

Welcome and thanks for reading.

Last week we read that heaven is upward in the sky.  Heaven is above the earth.  Next, where does heaven
start.

Daniel 7:13  In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was the one like the son of man, coming with the
clouds of heaven.

Mathew 24:30  …  They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.

Mathew 26:64  “You have said it yourself,” Jesus answered, “But I say to all of you:  From now on you will see the
Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Mark 14:62  And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty one and coming with the
clouds of heaven.

It appears that heaven starts around the clouds.

Next week we will read how high the heavens (plural) go?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Heaven 4

Posted: May 18, 2017 in Heaven
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This week we will read about the location of heaven.  Where is heaven?

Psalms 103:11  For as high as the heavens (plural) are above the earth, so great is the love of those who fear
him …

Mark 16:19  After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven …

Luke 24:51  While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

Acts 1:11  “Men of Galilee,” they said, “Why do you stand here looking into the sky?  This same Jesus, who has
been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.

Acts 7:55  But Stephan, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God.

Isaiah 40:26  Lift your eyes and look to the heavens (plural).

Jeremiah 31:37  This is what the Lord says:  Only if the heavens (plural) above can be measured and the
foundation of the earth below be searched out …

These scriptures clearly tell us that heaven is upward in the sky.  Heaven is above the earth.

Next week, where does the heavens (plural) start.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Last week we read that when Jesus died on the cross, the temple curtain was torn in two.  The curtain tearing
symbolized that the separation between sinful man and a Holy God was over.

Salvation has come to all people, not just the Jews and the nation of Israel.

Romans 11:11  Again I ask:  Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery?  Not at all!  Rather, because of their
transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles (non Jews) to make Israel envious.

Romans 11:17  If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been
grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap.

Romans 11:23  And if they (Gentiles) do not persist in unbelief, they will be grafted in, for God is able to graft
them in again.

Gentiles (non Jews) who believe have been grafted into the family of God.  As believers, Gentiles
have received salvation.  No longer is salvation just for the Israel nation.

For more information to how salvation works, please read Point of Salvation (pages 15 – 18).  See column to the
left.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

 

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Last week we read that God stripped Saul from being Israel’s first King.  He had been king for forty-two years.

God sent Samuel to find another king.

1 Samuel 16:1  … “I am sending you to Jesse of Bethleham.  I have chosen one of his sons to be king.

In Bethleham, Samuel saw Eliab and though, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.”

1 Samuel 16:7  But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him.
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the
Lord looks at the heart.

Jesse had seven of his sons pass by but not one of them was chosen by God.

1 Samuel 16:11 “There is still the youngest, “Jesse answered, “but he is tending the sheep.”

Jesse sent for David, the youngest son and still only a boy.  He was ruddy (reddish brown), with a fine
appearance and handsome features.

Then the Lord said,  “Rise and anoint him;  he is the one.”  From this day on the Spirit of the Lord came
upon David in power.

A short time later, David kills the nine foot Philistine (Goliath) with a sling and rock.  Even later, David leads his
army to many victories with Gods blessing.  After his many victories, the Lord said, “You will shepherd my
people Israel, and you will become their ruler.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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Welcome and thanks for reading.

We will study the rest of the Old Testament at a faster pace.  Many prominent people and stories will not be studied.
I just want to give you a general knowledge of Israel up until the time of Christ.

The Israelites are now established in the promised land.

Saul has become the first King of Israel.

1 Samuel 9:2  He (Benjamite) had a son named Saul, an impressive young man without equal among the
Israelites- a head taller than any other.

1 Samuel 11:15  So all the people went to Gilgal and confirmed Saul as King in the presence of the Lord.

Saul was instructed to conquer the Amalekites and all their cattle, sheep, camels and donkeys.  Saul did destroy
the Amalekites except for their king Agag.  He did not kill the best of their cattle, sheep, camels and donkeys as
God had commanded.  Because of his disobedience, God stripped Saul of his position as the king of
Israel.

Next week, God chooses a second king to lead Israel.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff