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Matthew 24:1-3; Mark 13:1-4; Luke 21:5-7; John 14:1-6; Jude 1:14

Genesis 2:8-14 Civilization began in the region of present day Iraq, Mesopotamia.

Genesis 3:20 Adam called his wife's name "Eve" because she was the mother of all living

Note: We all descended from Adam and Eve through their descendants and the nations that followed.

Genesis 5:19-32 Enoch was the seventh (7th) from Adam according to Jude verse14. Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech and Noah constituted the line. Noah was the eighth (8th) from Adam according to 2 Peter 2:5. The line was from Adam to Seth to Enoch forward.

Note:   Seven (7) in scripture is always God's number for "Perfection – Completeness."   Eight (8) in scripture is always God's number for a "New Beginning."   Enoch is the earliest record in scripture of the "Second Coming of Jesus" found in Jude verse 14.

Genesis 5:32 When Noah was 500 years old he begat three sons: Shem – Ham – Japheth with Shem being the Elder son according to Genesis 10:21.

Genesis 6:8-12 The Earth became corrupt by the invasion of angel/man like beings who had sexual relations with the daughters of men and giants were born in the earth.

Genesis 6:18 God now establishes His Second Covenant with Noah. The First Covenant, the Adamic Covenant, was broken by sin in the Garden by Adam and Eve and the corrupt generations afterward. God will now destroy all His Creation except for Noah, a Just Man. Only one other man in scripture is called just, Joseph.

Note: Now eight (8) people enter the Ark of God prepared by Noah; Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives, hence the number eight (8), a "New Beginning". God starts all over.

Genesis 7-8 These Chapters cover the Period of the Great Flood Judgment because of the spiritual and moral corruption of the people.

Genesis 8:4 The Ark of God rested on the Mountains of Ararat which is in present day Turkey.

Genesis 9:18-19 The Earth is repopulated during this time by Noah's three sons and their wives. All human history can be traced to them. The (KJV) of the Bible says "Overspread" meaning all descended from them without exception.

Note: There are no other scriptural accounts of Noah fathering anymore children, either sons or daughters.

Genesis 9:22-29 Noah plants a vineyard, gets drunk and exposes himself. Ham looks on his father's nakedness and laughs. Shem and Japheth take a covering and walk backwards into the tent and cover their father's shame and nakedness. This provokes a "Curse" from Noah upon Ham's son Canaan, Noah's grandson.

Genesis 9:26 Shem was to be blessed – Canaan would be his servant forever. Japheth was to be enlarged – blessed through Shem

Note: The line of the Jewish Nation is now traced back to Shem to Noah to Seth to Adam to God according to Luke 3:36-38.

Genesis 10:2 The sons of Japheth are listed and according to Genesis 10:5, in them was the isles of the Gentiles settled and the land divided after the flood.

Note: All Gentile people and Nations can be traced through the scriptures to Japheth.

Genesis 10:6 The sons of Ham are listed; One son, Cush begat Nimrod who built Babel, present day Babylon and Iraq and referred to in scripture as Babylon.

Genesis 10:21-25 The sons of Shem are listed – one son, Arpachshad was the ancestor of Abram later to be known and given the name by God as "Abraham".

Note: Up to this point in scripture, Shem is always listed first as the firstborn is done in scripture, Ham is listed second and Japheth is listed last. Now notice particularly that Shem is listed last. WHY? Because our God is getting ready to present the story of "His People – The Jews".

Genesis 10:32 Says by these "three" all the nations of the earth were divided after the flood.

Genesis 11:26-31 Terah, the father of Abram, leaves the Ur of the Chaldeans with Abram, when God's call came upon Abram's life.

Genesis 12:1-3 Here is the first mention of "God's New Covenant" with Abram. The Covenant will include a curse and a blessing for all people and nations.

Genesis 12:13 Abram marries his half sister, "Sarai" according to Genesis 20:12.

Note: They go down to Egypt. Abram causes Sarai to lie to Pharaoh because he fears for his life and that Pharaoh will kill him and take Sarai to be his wife - Going down to Egypt in scripture is ALWAYS pictured as going down into sin in one's life. However, God forgave him and gave him favor with the Egyptians and permitted him to accumulate great wealth according to Genesis 12:16 ...maidservants, man servants, gold, precious stones, etc. Hagar is selected as Sarai's maidservant and will become the mother of Ishmael, the father of the Arab Nations, thus the Muslim Nations of today.

Genesis 13:14-18 The Claim upon the land is now first mentioned in scripture. V15 says in the KJV "Forever" Forever in the Hebrew tongue of the old Testament has only one meaning – "FOREVER". This Covenant can never be broken by man or God.

Note: God CANNOT break a Covenant/Promise!!! If He could, our Salvation would be in jeopardy – HE CAN NOT!!! Aren't you glad that He can't?

Genesis 14:13 Abram is now called a "HEBREW". God is ready to identify who His chosen people will be.

Genesis 14:18-20 Abrams meets Melchizedek the High Priest of Salem, "Jeru - SALEM" who has neither beginning nor ending. Theologians believe him to be none other than the "Lord Jesus Christ". WHY? Because, he has neither beginning nor ending, the Alpha and Omega. Melchizedek pronounces a blessing upon Abram.

Genesis 15:5-6 Abram's seed is promised to be as the "Stars of Heaven" Verse 4 says, "...from Abram's loins..."

Genesis 15:18-21 The "Land Area" is now specified by God to Abram...from the great River of Egypt to the Euphrates River.

Genesis 16:3 Abram and Sarai lose faith in the Promise of God that they will have a SON. Sarai gives Hagar to Abram. Ishmael is born from the union of Abram and Hagar, the Egyptian. Scripture always refers to her as "The Egyptian" This is A PICTURE OF SIN!!!

Genesis 16:11-16 Ishmael is to be a "WILD MAN" – He became the ancestor of Mohammed, the founder of Islam, the Arab (Muslim) people and nations.

Genesis 17:1-8 God now changes Abram's name to "ABRAHAM". The old man must be done away with because he will become the father of many nations. God then renews His Covenant with Abraham.

Genesis 17:15 God now also changes Sarai's name to "Sarah". She will be the mother of Isaac.

Note: This was necessary for them to become the parents of God's new people through Isaac. The old sin nature must always be dealt with and cast off before the New Nature can be put on. Now, the promised Covenant is to be an "Everlasting Covenant" through Isaac.

Genesis 17:19 This Covenant could only be fulfilled through Isaac – not Ishmael.

Genesis 20 Abraham and Sarah again lapse into sin in Gerar. Abraham and Sarah once again lie about being his wife this time to King Abimelech. He chastises Abraham for his sin. This is a picture of the Holy Spirit who convicts us of sin, righteousness and judgment.

Genesis 20:10-18 God's heals Abimelech's wife and his Kingdom and she bears him children.

Genesis 20:15 Abimelech states, "...the land is yours, dwell in it..."

Note: God uses even a Pagan King to confirm His Promise of the land to Abraham and his seed forever.

Genesis 21:1-8 Isaac, the long awaited Promised Seed is born to Abraham and Sarah.

Note: Abraham was 86 years old when Ishmael was born and 100 when Isaac was born – thus 14 Years between the two sons – 2 x 7 =14

Genesis 21:9-21 Conflict develops between the two sons; mocking, hatred and jealously, which still exists today between the Arab and the Jew. Remember, Ishmael was to be a "WILD MAN"!!!

Genesis 21:12 Abraham wants God to bless Ishmael but God reminds Abraham His Covenant is to be through Isaac only.

Genesis 21:13 God promises Abraham He will make a great nation of Ishmael which is the Arab (Muslim) world as we know it today.

Genesis 21:14-21 Hagar, the Egyptian, goes back to Egypt to get a wife from there for Ishmael.

Note: Now you can begin to understand why the relationship between Egypt and the Arab (Muslim) people remains very close. Mothers will never attack their children. Egypt will not attack the Muslim people.

Genesis 21:27 Abimlech and Abraham make a Covenant at Beersheba, He dwells in the land.

Genesis 22:15-18 God again renews His Covenant with Abraham.

Genesis 22:17 and Hebrews 11:12 Abraham's descendants to be as"...the sand of the seashore..."

Genesis 23:2 Sarah dies and we see the sad picture of Abraham mourning for his wife.

Genesis 24 Abraham sends his Servant (a picture of the Holy Spirit in the Church Age) to get a wife for Isaac from among his people in the Ur of the Chaldeans, Babylon which is present day Iraq.

Genesis 25:1-6 Abraham marries "Keturah". Now we have "Three" (3) nations from the loins of Abraham. The Jews from Isaac – the Arabs (Muslims) from Ishmael – and the Palestinians from Keturahs' sons.

Note: From Keturah descended "Sheba" and "Dedan". They are listed in the last days in Ezekiel 38:13 as being aligned with Russia (Gog and Magog) who are united to destroy Israel.

Genesis 25:12-18 The descendants of Ishmael, Kedar and the 12 nations from him were Nomadic and finally settled in what is known as present day Kuwait.

Genesis 25:21-34 The birth of Esau and Jacob now takes place – the sons of Isaac. God said to Rebecca, "...two nations are in your womb..." the continuation of the Jews line and now the Edomites.

Note: The Herodian Family which was present in Jesus' day were directly descended from Esau, the Edomites. Now you can begin to see and realize the intense hatred of the Jews by the Arabs, the Palestinians and the Herodian Family – thus the hatred of Jesus Christ, a Jew and His followers, you and I, the Christian Family who according to the Apostle Paul, were grafted into Abraham's tree.

Genesis 27-29 Esau sells his Birthright to Jacob who with his mother's help deceives Isaac with his failing eyesight into believing he is Esau and gets the "Blessing" promised to the firstborn. Remember. "Shem's" name was moved to the last in the list.

Note: The "Intense Hatred" has existed and will continue to exist until King Jesus comes and bring "Peace on Earth" as the Angels told the shepherds on that Judean hillside when Jesus was born.

Genesis 28:1-10 God once again "Renews His Covenant" with Jacob – not Esau!!!

Genesis 29:31-35 Jacob loved Rachel who was absolutely gorgeous – but it was frail Leah whom he was tricked to marry first by her father – and it was Leah who bore to him Judah – hence Jews. All the Kings of Israel trace their right to the "Throne" through Judah and guess who else – yep "KING JESUS", it was through Judah that Jesus was born and will one day rule and reign upon the throne of his Father David forever according to Luke's Gospel. Judah is where the term "JEW" originated.

Genesis 29–30 The Story of Jacob's Family is listed for us and their being blessed of God.

Genesis 32:9-12, 28 God once again "Renews His Covenant" with Jacob. Jacob's name is changed to Israel because he prevailed with God after he wrestles with the Angel of the Lord all night.

Genesis 35:16-26 Rachel dies in childbirth and as she does she names the child, a boy, "Benoni" – son of my sorrow but Jacob changes his name to "Benjamin" – son of my right hand – HEIR to the Throne.

Note: As "Benoni", Jesus is pictured as the "Suffering One" in Luke 2:35 – as Benjamin, Jesus is the head of the Warrior Tribe in Genesis 49:27 and firmly joined to Judah in the Kingly Tribe in Genesis 49:8-12, 1Kings 12:21 and pictured there as the "Victorious One".

Genesis 35:22-26 All of Jacob's twelve (12) sons are listed and their families thus the families of God's new people.

Genesis 36 All of Esau's generations and descendants are listed for our knowledge and understanding.

Note: 1 Chronicles 1 gives further development of the generations and descendants.

Isaiah 13:1-22 The destruction of Babylon is prophesied for the past and with a future fulfillment by God Himself.

Isaiah 17 Prophesies and warnings of future attacks on Israel are given for us.

Jeremiah 49:28 The people of Kedar (Kuwait) who was a son of Ishmael would be invaded by King Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon, descendant of Nimrod, son of Cush son of Ham the brother of Shem and Japheth.

Note: If you remember, Saddam Hussien had referred to himself as the "NEW KING OF BABYLON" and Nebuchadnezzar re-incarnated. His goal was to rebuild Babylon to its previous splendor and greatness and to control the entire Middle East including Israel. God said it would never happen!!!

Jeremiah 50 & 51 Describes for us the Final destruction of Babylon past as a city and the future destruction of present day Babylon (Iraq) as a country.

Ezekiel 37 Provides for us the "Restoration of Israel" to the Land from all over the world in the last days. We are seeing that prophesy being fulfilled before our very eyes today and hundreds of thousands are returning to the land of Israel.

Ezekiel 38 & 39 Describes for us the "Coming War with Russia and her allies against Israel" in the last days. God will destroy them and leave but the sixth part alive. It will take seven months to bury the dead and seven years to burn the weapons of war.

Daniel 4 Describes Nebuchadnezzar's fall, but (the stump) will not die and that is present day Iraq as we know it.

Daniel 7, 9 and 11 Describes the very last days upon this earth just before Jesus returns.

Revelation 17, 18, 19 Describes the destruction of the final World Government as set up by the Antichrist, (Politically, Economically and Religiously) which is called "Mystery Babylon the Great", the mother of Harlots, etc. This will most likely be the 10 Nation Confederacy headed up by the Beast of Revelation 13 (The Antichrist) and the Beast out of the Sea who will be defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ at the Battle of Armageddon.

Note: The study of Scripture would lead us to believe this follows the War with Russia, the take over of Israel and the world by the Antichrist, the Fall of the United States (scripture says all nations will forsake Israel in the last days, Zechariah 14:2). The Antichrist will then face the King of Kings and Lord of Lords at Armageddon.

Revelation 22:20 "...even so come quickly Lord Jesus..." Revelation 22:21 "...Amen..."

Note: May 14, 1948 – Israel became a Nation to the surprise of the world. Scripture had prophesied (Isaiah 66:8) that a nation would be born in a day and against all odds, Israel became a nation but it had also prophesied that she would be trodden down by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles would be fulfilled. In 586 - 584BC, Jerusalem was to trodden down by the Gentiles. This occupation officially ended with the "SIX DAY WAR", on June 5 -10, 1967, when the city was retaken by Israel.
The first 69 weeks had nothing to do with the Gentiles, but with the Jews – the Seventh Week (70th) will be for Daniel's people, the Jews, according to Jeremiah 30:7 and Daniel 9, 11 and 12. The reason for the 70 years of Babylonian Captivity was because they had violated the Seventh Year Sabbath of Rest for the land and God said every year they had violated it they would spend a year in captivity in Babylon according to Jeremiah 25:9-11.

There are Six Major Reasons given in Daniel for Jesus' soon "Return".

  1. Restore the Jews to the land God gave them, their land.
  2. Tell them their sin is forgiven and removed.
  3. Reconciliation with Jehovah God according to Romans 11:26.
  4. Usher in Everlasting Peace and Righteousness.
  5. Fulfill and Seal up the given prophecy.
  6. Jesus Christ to be anointed as their King.

 

The Chronology of the "Times of the Gentiles" and 70 Weeks of Daniel.
  1. Nehemiah 2:1-8 Month of Nisan, 20th year of the reign of King Artaxerxes.

    586-584BC - 70years = 514BC - 49years = 465BC - 20th year = March 14, 445 BC
    70 years in Babylon - 49 years to complete the work on the temple – 20th year reign of Artaxerxes = 445BC
    7 weeks + 62 weeks = 69 years x 7= 483 years x 360 days (lunar Month) = 173,880 days which was to the date Jesus road into Jerusalem.

  2. Presentation of Jesus as King in Jerusalem to the exact day.

    Jesus rode into Jerusalem on April 6, 32AD on a donkey, went to the Temple, then to his arrest and trial and then to the cross. Luke 19:42-44 Jesus said, "...if you would have known this day...you would have known me and not rejected me..."

  3. Wise Men knew Jesus' Day from Babylon Captivity. Numbers 24:17; Hosea 4:6; Micah 5:2 Isaiah 9:6 The Government was not upon His shoulders the first time Jesus came. Zechariah 9:9-10 He would ride in on a colt, the foal of an ass.
  4. On May 19, 1993 – The Jerusalem Covenant was officially signed by 70 leaders of World Jewry.
  5. On September 13, 1993 – Peace Covenant which included the City of Jerusalem was ratified and it would remain for now a Jewish City. However, a decision would be made in three (3) years to determine who would control Jerusalem. That has been the continued "Battle" for the control of Jerusalem by the Jews, Arabs or the Palestinians.
  6. Jerusalem is God's City (Salem – Genesis 14:18 – Remember that Melchizedek was the Priest of Salem) and it is the Eternal Capitol of Israel and will never be relinquished.
  7. The Temple Mount is located on Mount Moriah (where Abraham offered up Isaac), the place where Solomon built his Temple – the "Wailing Wall" the wall rebuilt by Nehemiah.
  8. The City of Jerusalem is 35 acres of the most valuable real estate in the world. Israel is approximately 50 miles wide at its widest point and 200 miles long at its longest point yet more wars have been fought trying to take the City of Jerusalem and Israel than any other real estate property in the world. Note: They all want Jerusalem and the land, (Jews, Arabs, Palestinians) but I have news for them, it Was, Is Now and Always will be God's City and Land and will belong to His people forever. Who wants to fight God - BUT THEY WILL at Armageddon and they will lose, WE WIN!!!
  9. The Sheet (Peter's Vision in Acts 10:1-48 – Clean and Unclean, Common and Uncommon)

Note: This was God's way of showing Peter and us that the gospel is for everyone, Jews, Arabs, Gentiles.

Babies were killed when Moses was born – God's deliverance came. Pharaoh and his army were destroyed.
Babies were killed when Jesus was born – God's deliverance came. The Herodian Family was eventually destroyed.
Babies are being killed at an alarming rate today – get ready.