STUDY AT OWN PACE ____I suggest one get the shepherd's chapel study on :"The 3 earth ages".
In a single verse (universe), we were told long ago (before it became common knowledge) that the Earth was round and that the universe was exspanding/ Is.40:22/ (Jer.10:12) . Science continues to play catch up with what is already revealed within God's WORD. (Science- man's best attempt to understand God's Physical creation in a Physical way). Note Edwin Hubble father of "Hubble's Law" (first scientific evidence of universe exspanding lived from 1889-1953, Long after Isaiah was written!)
The WORD speaks about three earth ages. The foundation is a must for a mature understanding of God's WORD. For example, many unlearned believers like to start with The Adam of Gen.1:27 and calculate the ages and lines up to Jesus and use this to claim the earth is only around 6,000 yrs old. Such a stance only shows ones ignorance of the three earth ages.(This Current Age is about 6,000 yrs. old but we are currently in the 2nd earth age)
The WORD doesnt say the earth is around 6,000yrs old rather the WORD says the earth is Aions in age. The English translation of the Greek "Aion" (#165) is "World". Aion = age, course, portion of exsisting time (eturnity), Time frame of what has begun but has no end/ Thus the terminology "earth age"
Examples: Matt.12:32; 13:22,39,40,49; 24:3; 28:20/ Mk.4:19; 10:30/ Lk.1:70; 16:8; 18:30; 20:34-35/ Jn.9:32/ Acts 15:18/ Rom.12:2/ 1 Cor.1:20; 2:6,7,8; 3:18; 8:13; 10:11;/ 2 Cor.4:4/ Gal.1:4/ Eph.1:21; 3:9,21; 6:12/ 1 Tim.6:17/ 2 Tim.4:10/ Titus 2:12/ Heb.1:2; 6:5; 9:26; 11:3
Also #166 Aionios (to mention past time or all /Past, present, Future/ as one sum of time)- perpetual- eturnal, for ever, everlasting, world (began) Rom.16:25 /2 Tim.1:9/ Titus 1:2
Two Greek terms are used to mention the transition from the first earth age to the second.
Intro Outline: Time in the context of the three earth ages is divided into 3 portions.
☧1st World Age consisted of The LORD and spiritual beings (angles) in the spirit realm and such flesh as dinos in the physical realm. Creation of the earth took place Gen.1:1/ The rebellion by one (lucifer) of the two cheribums (Micheal and Lucifer- Eze.28:14, Rev.12:7, Dan.10:13,21; 12:1, Jude 1:9) that were to serve and guard the mercy seat (Throne at the right hand of The LORD) brought forth the Katabole after he chose to sit in the seat of mercy (judgement) and claim to be worthly (Is.14:12-14/ Ez.28) of the authority of Mashiach (the right hand of YHVH). This is the same role he (son of perdition) will play prior to the return of Messiah 2 Thess.2:3/ Dan.9:27/..
The role of (lucifer as) a cherub that covereth could be described as one who was responcible for representing the Word, yet with all his knowledge he still gave life to wickedness through pride and soon had the patent on the knowledge of good and evil when he presented it to the sons of God (spirits).
In the Word the responce and embrace of the spirits that followed were like that of the three books opened on Rosh ha-Shanah in Judaism and the different spiritual states mentioned in The Word.
1) The Book of Life (Born and living in the spirit)
2) The Book of those in between (lukewarm)
3) The book of the dead
Everywhere PREDESTINATION Is Mentioned The ELECT Are The Subject. This Does NOT go against the Fact That YHVH Has given all spirits Free Will (as calvinists like to claim), but rather than the will of the zedek are more in line with the will of YHVH and he reserves the right to reveal great revelations unto them for he knows their hearts. (The Election is the minority that showed their loyalty and need for the order of YHVH and the role of Mashiach in the 1st Earth Age.)
* Eph.1:4,5,11/ 2 Tim.1:9/ Rom.8:28-30
We also have mention of how Jacob was Loved and Esau was hated while yet in their mothers womb Rom.9:10-13 (those who dont understand the details of the aions (ages) fail to comprehend this passage). Jer.1:5
At times God spoke of people before their birth , named people before birth,.... God have a interesting discussion with Job (Job 38:4-6.......)
Job.38 (a destruction mentioned / shaking ends of the earth waters/ freezing/placement of stars... apply the layout to what we know in history of what took place in science and what lived before such events that doesnt live today!) ....
Two Greek terms are (translated foundation) used to mention the transition from the first earth age to the second.
"Pre Katabole finds" <-- Check out physical documentation!
-G#2598 (Kataballo)- destruction, cast down, over throw, lay
Examples: 2 Cor.4:9/ Heb.6:1 (note "laying" is the translation of Katabole here rather than "foundation"!) / Rev.12:10
-G#2602 (Katabole) - conception, foundation, concieve
*Matt. 13:35/ Matt.25:34/ Lk.11:50/ Jn.17:24/ Eph.1:4/ Heb.4:37/ Heb.9:26/ Heb.11:11/ 1 Pet.1:20/ Rev.13:8/ Rev.17:8
This covers the destruction of the 1st earth age and the conception of the 2nd earth age.(Gen.1:2)
*Also check * app.146 C.bible
Thus all the spirits were to be born of woman/waters (Gen.1:26; 2:7; Jn.3:5-6,13) to determine where their alligance (heart) stands (Jn.3:7-8,16) and we also know that the wicked one will play this same role again in Zion with a false peace before the return of Yeshua The Annointed. (Some rebel angels refused to be born of woman/ During that first rebellion a small handfull stood firm in their alligance to The LORD a bigger portion (one third Rev.12:4/ Jude 1:4,6/ 2 Pet.3:7) of the angles followed satan and the rest where luke warm /fine as long as they didnt have to go out of their way to stand for anything. Those of the small portion that stood firm with the LORD at that time are chosen in the present age and their will is more impacted by the will of God than the average joe and his free will. (1 Pet.1:26/ Jn.17:24/ Eph.1:4- foundation - katabole). Instead of doing away with all the luke warm and rebellious spirits God issued in the katabole (destruction of the age) and provided a blueprint for salvation.
☧2nd World Age is the present earth age and consists of a number of notable dispensations. The Lord's day is considered part of the 2nd and at the end of it comes the 3rd. (Man is given the Law, and offered Grace/ then comes judgement)
☧3rd World age is eturnal and follows the great white throne judgement.
Ps.104:1-5 (the physical earth will not be destroyed rather there are World ages) Many who only consider the English translations of The bible fail to see this.
1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (when?)
2And the earth was (#1961) without form (#8414), and void; (#922) and darkness was(#1961) upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.(Ps.104:6-9)
"was" here is the Hebrew "hayah" and means to become (became/ came) to come to pass (Examples: Gen2:7; 19:26/ Deut.27:9...
It properly reads: And the Earth became(had become) desolate (without form) and void and darkness came upon the face of the deep.... (The earth had become void and without form)
This is further evident when we look at the terms: without form and void (to'-hoo #8414 Tohuw- to lay in waste, vain, desolate, confusion, without form// bo-hoo #922 Bohuw- void, ruin, empty)
Our second witness of conformationis:
*Is.45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
"Vain" here is the Hebrew:
From an unused root meaning to lie waste; a desolation (of surface), that is, desert; figuratively a worthless thing; adverbially in vain: -confusion, empty place, without form, nothing, (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
This is the SAME term translated as "without form" in Gen.1:2
The destruction of the first earth age also consisted of a Flood but this one was worse than that of Noah's time (and is described when the firmament is the subject and the waters standing out in Gen.). There was No flesh saved (nor a bird within the heavens) during the katabole like there was during Noah's time (* 2 Pet.3:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9/ Gen.1:2 / *Jer.4:22-27 (vs.24 continental drift Ps.104:8/ Job38:11) Noah's flood took a year to receed Gen.8:3, Ps.104:6-7 says the waters fled and hasted away at the LORD's command). All three earth ages are mentioned in ***** 2 Pet.3 ***** for those with spiritual eyes! Where we are told of the world that was (is) and is to come and how the rudiments (elements) of the current age will pass away. (Pro.8:29)
(2 Pet.3:10 stoicheion #4747 (elements)- element, principle, rudiment/ ghay #1093(earth)- country, earth (-ly), Ground, land, world.) (kainos 2 Pet.3:13 new- refreshed/ Rev.21:1)
*Prov.8:22-36 (Job.38:7)/ Job 38 mentions creation, the katabole, the current age, and the coming wrath.
Extraareas that I would touch on in person with others to avoid being taken out of context. (we are all the same age spiritually)
Maturity Heb.5:13-14, Jer.4:22, Eph.3:9, Rom.16:25
Memories Is.65:16-17, Ecc.9:5, Rev.21:4
Spirit Ecc.7:1/ Is.65:20 (2 Cor.5:7-10/ Ecc.12:6-7/ 1 Cor.15:50/ Phil.1:23) Heb.9:27 (Lk.20:36) Matt.22:30/ Col.1:26
I support the following Three World Ages (Chapel transcript)
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S. Chaple transcript on the subject.
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