In order to carry out his own plan, Lucifer went to Eve. The Bible says Lucifer made himself look like a serpent. To Eve, this bright and shining being seemed wise; but he was really subtle deceiving, clever, shrewd, tricky. Somehow this wicked being now known as Satan, the devil made Eve believe, "You will not die.
God is afraid that you will have as much knowledge as he has if you eat from the tree. That is the only reason he does not want you to eat of the tree.
We should have a purpose and a plan to achieve that purpose. The plan of God whereby this is accomplished has, throughout the centuries, been moving forward to completion, and the Bible reveals that now the time is near for the glorious consummation of that plan. The goal for which it was instituted is of the highest good. Are you assured that there is to be a resurrection of all the dead? Please share this article with your family, friends and contacts. I would highly recommend it. Describe the conditions on earth which will be obtained when the results of the fall are set aside.
We think, "Why was Eve so foolish? As men die, so do beasts die. They each need breath to live.
A man is no different, no better than a beast when it comes to dying. All go to one place when they die, man and beast. Their bodies are made of elements found in the ground; when they stop breathing, their bodies decay and those elements return to the ground. This day, as the Bible states in 2 Peter 3: At that time, the many who sleep in death shall awake. So Jesus showed them. A man named Lazarus was sick. Jesus was traveling in another town. After awhile, Jesus said to his disciples, "Our friend Lazarus sleeps. I will go and awaken him out of sleep. His disciples said, "Lord why would you want to waken him?
Resting will help him get well. Then Jesus explained, "When I said he is asleep, I meant he is dead. Death is like sleep because there will be an awakening, a resurrection. Even though Lazarus was only awakened from death to live a few more years, still this story makes us realize the happiness of the real resurrection when people will come back to live forever on the earth. What was the lie that Eve believed? Tell what it is. What is the difference between the awakening of Lazarus and the way the resurrection will be?
Adam was not deceived. But Adam ate of the fruit, and knew he had done wrong. God told Adam and Eve how he would punish them during the thousand-year day before they finally died. God told Adam not to eat of the tree.
Who do you think told Eve? Did Adam fall over and die the minute he ate the fruit? We have talked about "days. God condemned pronounced sentence, told what his punishment would be Adam and Eve before they had children. By the time the children were born, Adam and Eve were no longer perfect. Sin and its punishment began in Eden. They have continued on earth for 6, years. This long period of human suffering is described, spoken about, as a night-time of weeping crying.
It will not last forever. Man will always remember that it is very important to obey. Did Adam and Eve have children while they were perfect, or were the children born after Adam and Eve had become imperfect? Do imperfect parents have perfect children? God told the serpent Genesis 3: When Eve heard God say this, she was happy. When her baby boy was born, she named him Cain. She said, "I have gotten a man from the Lord.
But the Son of Man who would deliver mankind was Jesus. Why was Eve happy when she heard God speaking to the serpent? Who did Eve think would deliver her family from Satan? Who do you think will deliver all mankind from Satan? Looking at the three scriptures we read here, what do you expect Jesus to do in the Kingdom? About 2, years after God told the serpent there would be a Deliverer, God told Abram Abraham that all the families of the earth would be blessed through him and his seed. God tested Abraham to know if he would obey.
But Abraham was willing to obey. And so God confirmed the promise with an oath. This was the strongest way there was to show Abraham that God would never change his mind. God would surely, positively, definitely do what he had promised. As Jesus was the son of Mary, he was the seed of Eve.
Those who understand God's plan for man are filled with hope instead of fear. There are many facets to the Divine plan, as you will discover through the use of . But can we know the exact plans God has in store for us — for all of hope and salvation for all mankind (Exodus ; Hebrews ;.
As Jesus was a Jew he was the seed of Abraham. In the New Testament, Galatians 3: Those who believe in Jesus and live as he did serving and pleasing God will bless the people of the earth. As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Was Abraham obedient to God?
Who else are considered "children of Abraham"? What does I Corinthians 1: The Savior and Salvation. When Jesus was born, an angel announced told, said that he was to be the Savior the one who would save men from sin and death. You have to pay to get it back. Adam and his family all the people on earth are lost. Adam lost his life. Jesus paid to get it back. Justice demanded "a life for a life. It was a corresponding price, exactly the same. If a man killed someone, he must pay with his own life: What did the angel tell the shepherds?
What does "salvation" mean? In this plan of salvation, what was lost? What was the payment that got it back? What does "corresponding price" mean? Because Adam lost his perfect, human life, only a perfect human life could get it back. Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. This fifth festival pictures the binding of Satan the Devil. Before Jesus Christ and His saints can rule this earth, the evil mastermind must be put away.
This step pictures the ouster of Satan and his demons from their current position as gods of this evil world. Their work of universal deception will then come to an end. This sixth festival pictures the wonderful, happy millennial reign of Jesus Christ and His saints here on the earth — the initial phase of the eternal Kingdom of God. A complete transformation will occur on this planet. True education or a massive re -education will begin. Corrupt systems will be changed.
Wars and conflict will end. Peace will grip the globe! Prosperity will be as common as air and water. Sicknesses and untreatable diseases will be cured. Physical handicaps will be healed. Death will be unheard of. Utopia will no longer be just a dream, but finally a reality Zechariah For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord.
On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation , and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it. People who have lived before Bibles were printed and before Jesus Christ was born will be resurrected back to mortal life in a much better world — a Paradise! With Satan gone, they will see the results of a world under the righteous rule of Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, and His immortal saints ruling with and under Him.
After the earth has been completely purified by fire 2 Peter 3: Yes, the City of God, the New Jerusalem will come down and be the new headquarters of the whole universe Revelation And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes ; there shall be no more death , nor sorrow , nor crying. There shall be no more pain , for the former things have passed away.
Please share this article with your family, friends and contacts. Get the best insights, background information, and understanding about God, the Bible, and true Christianity — without the lies, noise, and fluff. I always love the Great Master Plan of God…an awesome Biblical Truth…thanks for sharing in a written style that is easily understood and inspiring…. Thank you for your comment — to God be the glory! If a person believes in Christ. He believes that Christ died for his sins and according to the scripture, he is now saved. But he does not observe the Sabbath and instead goes to church on Sunday because of work.
And he does not celebrate any of the Feasts you mentioned because it is quite impractical for him. Will he still be saved? Will he enter the Kingdom of God? Our Messiah was asked a similar question in Matthew Someone believed to be a rich young man came to Him and asked: What did the Master say? No one is good except One — God Elohim. Therefore, the answer to your question is NO. Of course, God is merciful. It seems that the bible scripture you quoted Matthew 19 was cut short. Because as I read all the way further down to verse 22 , The rich young man said that he kept all the commandments since his youth, and yet was still found lacking.
What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so in order that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory, even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles Romans 9: God allows sin to be committed for evil purposes when it produces the good He has purposed.
A cake in the making is quite different from the finished product. The process includes beating and heating, but the final product is good eating. The writer to the Hebrews reminds us this was the case with all of the Old Testament saints:. All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own. And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them Hebrews We must come to see suffering not just as the result of sin but the process for producing saints:.
But if you are without discipline, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, that we may share His holiness. All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness Hebrews Satan was the most powerful angel, the most powerful of all the creatures God brought into existence.
He wished rather to have the preeminence, to rule himself see Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel Satan persuaded Eve and then Adam to rebel against God and against His one rule. God created the nation Israel to serve as a kingdom of priests, the instrument through which the rule of God over the earth could be implemented see Exodus They too rebelled against God, His rule, and His rules His law. Now, the church rules, but not by physical force see John The history of the church see Revelation 2 and 3 will demonstrate that we too will not rule as God would have us do, and thus He Himself must come to the earth to establish the kingdom of God.
We shall find that we ourselves groan, waiting for His perfect rule see Romans 8: The Messiah came to save men from their sins, and He will come again to establish His rule over a fallen world. When we repent and turn to Christ in faith, we should understand that we receive Him as Savior and Lord. To whatever excesses this truth may have been carried, let us not reject the truth.
Nebuchadnezzar learned about lordship the hard way, but he indeed learned:. Throughout human history, men have demonstrated their faith in God by submitting to His rule. They, like saints today, understood that one must trust and obey. This is why Moses set the law before the people of Israel as a matter of life and death see Deuteronomy It is not because law-keeping saves us, but because reverence for God will be reflected by respect for His laws.
There is a plan for creation. It is an eternal plan, one which encompasses all of creation, and every detail. It is a plan which is certain to be fulfilled, for the glory of God and for the good of those who love Him. The plan is a mystery, which we would not have known apart from its partial and progressive revelation in the Bible. It is one we cannot understand, apart from the illumination of the Holy Spirit. It is a plan which employs means we would naturally think are inconsistent with its end--its goal. God uses suffering to produce holiness, faith, and His glory.
He uses the rebellion of men to establish His eternal rule. No wonder Peter tells us 1 Peter 1: Let us not seek to separate these two, since God in His plan, has joined them. Saints of old struggled with this tension of suffering and glory. Job could not understand his suffering.
Asaph, in Psalm 73, struggled with the success of the wicked and the suffering of the righteous. Let us never forget that no one will ever experience suffering and glory more than our Lord. Whatever suffering God may call us to endure, to enter into His glory, it will never begin to compare with that our Lord Himself experienced see Romans 5, 8; Hebrews But His plan is also instructive as to the kind of plans we make.
Some see planning as inconsistent with our faith in God, directing us to such texts as:. It seems to prohibit any thought, any consideration of the future. If so, this would surely prohibit planning for the future. In the context, however, it is clear that Jesus is teaching us not to worry about the future; He is not telling us to refrain from planning for the future.
Worry is the opposite of faith. Jesus never discouraged plans. He exposed the foolishness of poor planning, especially planning which failed to count the cost Luke He urged potential followers to count the cost of discipleship Luke 9: Early in His ministry, when our Lord was popular, He instructed His disciples to take no provisions for their journey Luke 9: Planning is not condemned in Scripture; it is commended see Proverbs God has not revealed His entire plan to us, and thus we do not know the specific dates and timing of promised future events see Matthew You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
We must not take our plans too seriously. In the Book of Acts, the apostles devised a plan to replace Judas see Acts 1: From what we can tell, the action taken by the apostles did not have much of an impact on the church. When, on the other hand, God raised up Paul as an apostle, completely independent of the apostles, the world was turned upside-down. The apostolic church had not planned to evangelize the world and probably would have opposed it see Acts 10 and Nevertheless, God sovereignly sent out witnesses Acts 8: The important lesson for us to learn is that we should plan for the future.
Our plans should also be tentative, knowing that God often accomplishes His will in ways which we would never have imagined and for which we would never have planned. In these cases, our plans must change as the hand of God becomes evident. It is not intended to cause us to become careless as though nothing we do matters.
Peter, in his last epistle, puts it this way:. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, on account of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, and regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you 2 Peter 3: This lesson brought a text to mind which I have not taken seriously enough before:. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. How then can Jesus instruct us to pray in this way? There, His will is written on the hearts of men. Men will do His will, joyfully, consistently, and without exception. There will be no permissive will in heaven.
There will be no sin, no rebellion, no need to employ evil to achieve good or suffering to bring glory. In heaven, it will be different. May we be used in His plan as obedient servants, and not as stubborn sons kicking and screaming at every turn. May we be a Moses and not a Pharaoh. Either way, God will be glorified, and His will accomplished. It is a choice we have been given.
It is a choice which determines not only our eternal destiny, but our peace, joy, and hope in the present. May we choose to praise God, the Planner, for His perfect plan. Plans are necessary in order to pursue and fulfill a purpose. God is a God of order and purpose.