THE BIRTH OF GOD’S SON the MESSIAH.

GOD’S  WORD    bible 2  IS TRUTH!

God transferred the life of his son into the womb of Mary, his chosen one, to bring to birth an earthly son by which he will bring salvation to everyone on the earth. Both Matthew and Luke gives differing accounts of his birth. Both showing that Joseph and Mary was of the lineage of David.

 The messiah was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem of Judea but Joseph was living in Galilee so a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that everyone should be enrolled and Joseph went up from Galilee from the city of Nazareth to Jerusalem as he was from the lineage of Judah.(Luke 2 v 1-6)

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 Luke’s account also gives us the legal side of his birth according to the law of Moses that when the baby was taken to the temple for purification at 8 days old, the parents offered up “TWO TURTLE DOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS” this was the offering of anyone who could not afford a lamb according to the law. (Luke chapter 2 v 24, Leviticus chapter 12 v 6 – 8) this would prove that Mary and Joseph were of little means. But you might ask, what about the wonderful presents the “wise men brought him” when he was born? Surly then they could have afforded a lamb as the law dictates?

 Take a look at the account with me in Matthew chapter 2 but before we read the account, go back to the pictures we have every year of the “nativity scene” at Christmas time where we have the three kings visiting the stable bearing gifts for the child, alongside the shepherds. 

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Now read the true account with me from God’s word.  

 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king Matthew chapter 2 v 1-23 gives us a detailed account of these visitors who were seeking for the new baby that had been born “king of the Jews”.

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They were most probably trained in astronomy and studied the stars. After seeing a special bright star and understanding a new king had been born they went to Jerusalem in search of this new king and when word reached king Herod he gathered all the chief priests and scribes together to find out where the Christ was to be born according to their prophecies and they told him in Bethlehem of Judea. (v 3-5) 

nativity 20  Herod realised how far these men had travelled so he summoned them privately to find out exactly when they saw  the star. (v 7) After Herod sent them on their way to look for the child he told them to tell him where the child was so that he too could worship him.

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The star went before them and stood over the house where the young child was and verse 11 says “and going into the house they saw the child with Mary its mother and they fell down and worshipped him. Then opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh”. 

 Note here, the account only says “wise men” not three, true there were three different gifts mentioned but not three men. Also, they travelled from the East from where they had seen the star, saying “where is he who HAS BEEN BORN”, so by the time the men arrived Jesus had already been born.

This is confirmed later in verses 7, 16-17, where Herod had all the baby boys killed up to the age of two years old, which also fulfilled the prophecies about these deaths, which was the time Herod got from the men when they said they saw the star while they were in the East before travelling to Jerusalem, by now Jesus would have been about two years old and not a new baby. This too is confirmed in verses 9-12 where the men entered into the HOUSE where they saw the young CHILD with Mary. Now no longer a babe in a manger in a stable but a young child living in a house.

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 So the nativity scene we have every year enacted for us is totally inaccurate to have three wise men in the stable with a newborn baby alongside the shepherd’s , you might think does it really matter? Well yes! It does matter; it is false and wrong to teach our children lies about God’s word of truth which we have documented by loyal ones to guide us to put faith in Jesus and his father. Remembering what Jesus taught, “by putting faith in him we might have eternal life” and to put faith in someone we need to know the truth about that one.

The account in Luke chapter 2 detailing the birth of Jesus is so moving starting in verse 8 it says ” and in that region there were shepherd’s out in the field keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the lord appeared to them and said to them “be not afraid for behold I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people, for to you is born this day in the city of David a saviour who is Christ the lord. And this will be a sign for you, you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased”. 

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When the angels went away from them into heaven the shepherd’s went down to Bethlehem to see this wonderful event and they found the babe just as the angels had told them, so they related to the mother and the father what had happened to them and how they had the witness born to them of his birth through the heavenly host. What a wonderful blessing those lowly shepherds had that night.

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 The messiah had come onto the earth to change our future inheritance through his life and his very humiliating and painful death to release the Jews as the first fruits from the laws of Moses and including the gentiles to give them the chance to have eternal life by putting faith in him.

                       A NEW MEDIATOR FOR THE WORLD.

THE TWO COVENANTS.

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The bible contains TWO covenants, one under Moses as the mediator between the Jews and their God, which is known as the OLD TESTAMENT, and one under Jesus Christ as the mediator for a new people, Christians, THE NEW TESTAMENT.

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Under the old covenant through Moses, God’s chosen people Israel were given instructions to help them through life with a promise that the messiah would come through the line of David and bless them.

Sadly, the scribes and the Pharisee’s added many other laws upon the Jews making life very hard for them to keep. Although the Jews were in expectation of the messiah’s coming they did not all accept him as God’s representative, especially his son, the anointed one the Messiah.

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The Sabbath was designed to give humans the chance to have a day of rest but they took this to the limit where no one was allowed to do anything at all and when Jesus and his apostles were seen walking through a field of corn, plucking some and eating it, they were accused of breaking the Sabbath law. (Luke 6v1-12)

Also, Matthew chapter 15v1-12 shows another tradition that became law. “Why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands before they eat”. Jesus told then “for the sake of tradition you have made void the word of God” (v6,) “Hear and understand, not what goes into the mouth defiles a man but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man”. (11)

Jesus came to release them from the laws of Moses by fulfilling them, bringing them to a close by his coming. But, instead of the wonderful opportunity of being released from the laws, they wanted to keep them and condemned Jesus instead.

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 SACRIFICES UNDER MOSES       TO       PUTTING FAITH IN JESUS!

In order to fulfil the laws of Moses Jesus had to come as a Jew under law himself to God’s people. He gave them the first chance to have the opportunity to become a new people set free through him as the new mediator between them and God. Matthew chapter 5 v 17. Luke chapter 24 v 44-48.

And while he was talking to them he said, “I am the good shepherd, the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10v11) and I have other sheep that are not of this fold, (Jews) I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock one shepherd” (v16) Jesus was talking here about the Gentiles that were going to be invited to join the Jews in salvation through his death.

Matthew chapter 12v17-22 quoting from Isaiah 42v1-4 says, “I will put my spirit upon him and he shall proclaim justice to the gentiles, and in his name will the gentiles hope”. 

Luke chapter 2 v 25-36 shows what happened when Jesus was taken to the temple when he was 8 days old for purification under the law of Moses, it had been revealed to a man called Simeon that he would not die until he had seen the “Lord’s Christ” and he says “for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for the glory to thy people Israel”.

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We know through history that ten of the 12 tribes of Israel left the kingdom of Judah and formed their own kingdom and became the Samaritans. These too were looking forwards to the Messiah’s coming, as shown in John chapter 4v7-43. They were still under the mediator Moses but chose not to come under the kingdom of Judah and worship in Jerusalem. For this, those living in Jerusalem despised them.

Although Jesus life was transferred into the womb of an earthling woman, his embryo was pure and perfect coming from his father. It did not need man’s intervention and it did not carry any inherited imperfections from the mother, her womb became just like an incubator to house the embryo for those 9 months so that when he was born he carried none of the sin or imperfection of the human family.

But, we can see from reading God’s word Jesus had a wonderful strong love for the human family and that was why he was willing to come, to be born, to die a very painful and humiliating death to give us a better future life under God’s kingdom. Many times God’s word says how Jesus was moved in sadness.

One example was in John chapter 11v11-45 when Lazarus died. Jesus was a close friend of Lazarus and his two sisters Mary and Martha and when he was told he was ill he told his apostles “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep” (11) “If he has fallen asleep he will recover” (v12, 13) “But Jesus told them plainly Lazarus is dead”.

This account shows the feelings and the emotions that Jesus felt when he arrived and saw the two sisters. He felt their pain and sorrow. This must have convinced him even more that coming to the earth as the “lamb of God” to be sacrificed, to atone for the sins of the world was right. He wanted to change our future life’s inheritance that is the real love he and his father have for us.

When Martha asked Jesus why he did not come sooner to stop their brother from dying, (John 11v21-28, 32, 37) he was not too concerned because he knew he was going to show his father’s power through her brother’s resurrection. Even though he knew he was going to do this he still felt sorrow at seeing them at the tomb, and how distressed they were verses 38-45 shows the resurrection of Lazarus. We will cover this a little more in detail under the new covenant through our mediator Jesus Christ.

So, as Jesus fulfilled the laws between the mediator Moses and the Jews, we are certainly NOT under any of those laws belonging to the old covenant, the Old Testament, today. They have all finished and are no longer needed except for references of the creation. They were only given to the Jews not the gentiles.

The Jews today who choose to remain under those laws will not benefit from them in any way whatsoever as they have been cast off and a new people have taken their place today under the new mediator Jesus Christ.

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THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS!

GOD’S WORD  bible 2 IS TRUTH!

The Israelite’s became known as “Jews” in later years and have a long history of going against their God who rescued them from slavery in Egypt.

It was not long after they were taken miraculously across the Red Sea on dry land that they started to rebel. Exodus chapter 14v 21, 28, shows how Moses was told to stretch out his hand over the sea and the waters parted for them to cross and after they crossed over, the waters returned and covered the chasing armies of Pharaoh and they all died.

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 They complained to Moses repeatedly how they were better off in Egypt, even as slaves. They had good food and meat to eat and they requested many times for them to return. Numbers chapter 20v 4-14 (Deuteronomy 32v48) shows how their complaining became too much for Moses to bare so he loses his temper with them and loses his right to enter the promised land.

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 Each time they complained they were disciplined but this made no difference to their attitude, so we have Moses account recorded in Numbers chapter 21v5-10 how their God sent serpents to bite the people to bring them to their senses, then they repented a little. Moses was instructed to make a copper serpent and suspend it high upon a tree so that when the people were bitten they would look at the serpent and be saved by putting faith in their God to save them.

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 This was something Jesus referred to in John chapter 3v14 and 8v28 and 12v32, he likened himself to that fiery copper serpent in the wilderness that saved the Israelites from death. He said “As Moses lifted up the copper serpent in the wilderness, so must this son of man be lifted up that whoever believes in him may have eternal life”. Where, today we see Jesus lifted up high upon the cross we can look upon him and put faith in him and have eternal life.

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                                         WHAT A WONDERFUL GIFT.

 

It seemed good in theory to have a people representing God’s kingdom upon the earth amongst the whole world being under the angelic gentile princes, it would have been a wonderful spectacle for his angelic creation to see the difference between the nations. Those under a righteous rule compared to everyone else.

 

But sadly in practise it did not work out that way. The Jews rebelled all the time and wanted to be like the other nations having their own visible king. So our God provided them with a king, after first explaining to them the duties of having a king over them and how they would suffer many restrictions and hardship but they were a stubborn people and would not listen. (1st Samuel 8v4-19)

 

1st Samuel 9v15-10v1 shows the anointing of Saul God’s chosen one to govern Israel. (12v1-5) (15v1) The Jews proved to be a great disappointment to our God from the very beginning of their being saved from Egypt and eventually in 605 BC they were handed over to the Babylonians, king Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came with his armies and took the city of Jerusalem captive. He installed a new king in Jerusalem, Zedekiah who was 21 years old at the time and he ruled for 11 years then he too rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar. (2nd Chronicles 36v9-15)

 

Again, the Jews were told that if they rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar he would come and destroy the temple and the city, but true to form, they did rebel and Nebuchadnezzar did return in 586 BC and completely destroyed the temple and the city. He took everyone captive to Babylon where they stayed for 70 years.

 

So after the city was taken they had to serve the king of Babylon 70 years. 605-538 released by Cyrus.

After the destruction of Jerusalem, the land would remain desolate for 70 years. 586-516. (2nd chronicles 36v17-21)

 

Ezra shows the return to Jerusalem 3v6-9 the temple was finished and dedicated in 516 BC Ezra 6v14-16. After lying desolate for 70 years.

 

Jerusalem’s destruction was very severe, it was a long drawn out battle and Jeremiah account in chapter 19v3-15, 20v1-7, shows the people were starved and actually ate their own children in order to survive.

 

God’s kingdom on the earth ended when he handed his rebellious people over to the Babylonians in 605 BC. Although the city of Jerusalem and the temple was re-built the people still remained under the angelic and the earthly gentile nations. This was emphasised by the remark made to Jesus by his apostles recorded in the Acts of the apostles chapter 1v6 “Lord are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel”.

 

Under the laws of the Jews, they were promised that a messiah would be sent to them to free them from the law as Matthew chapter 5v17 shows. He would fulfil, complete the law. It shows also how his birth was acknowledged by others who travelled looking for him. Matthew chapter 2v1-17. They asked “where is the one born the king of the Jews”?  

When Jesus entered Jerusalem riding upon an ass as the kings of Jerusalem presented themselves he was accepted as their king by the crowds that greeted him as shown in John chapter 12 v 12-20, he was acknowledged as the promised Messiah but, when the scribes and the Pharisees gathered together while he was being tried and they all said “we have no king but Caesar” again denying God’s son and his kingdom. John chapter 19 v 12-22.

  

God’s people will stay under the Gentile Nations until God’s kingdom under Jesus Christ is set up over the whole of the earth where Jesus taught his people to pray “let your kingdom come Let your kingdom come and let your will take place over the earth”.

                             AMEN COME LORD JESUS!

 

THE INVASION OF THE EARTH!

GOD’S WORD  bible 2  IS TRUTH!

The invasion started not long after the daughters of man were born, they were good looking and the angelic ones left their positions and came to look at them on the earth. They desired them greatly and took them and had offspring with them.

 

There is only a small account of this in Genesis 6v1-5. We also have other references to them apart from Jude, for instance when the 12 spies were sent into the land they came back with tales of these giant men. Numbers 13v25-33 says “the land through which we have gone, to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people we saw in it were men of great stature. And there we saw the Nephelim (the sons of Anak who came from the Nephelim) and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers”.

 

This shows that knowledge of these angelic half-breeds were known to the people for many hundreds of years after the flood and their destruction.

 

As for the flood waters themselves, it had to cover the whole of the earth completely for it to work and it must have been very hard for the angels to watch their offspring dying in the flood waters and not be able to help them.

 

Genesis 6v6-19 shows how our God felt sorry that he had even made man on the earth (6v6) and the earth was completely corrupt in his eyes (v11) he now determines to end all flesh because the earth is full of violence (v13) but Noah has found favour with him and he instructs him to build an ark so that he would be saved from the floodwaters. He tells Noah, “I will bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life from under heaven, everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish my covenant with you and you shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons wives with you”. This statement also expels many “myths” about Noah preaching about the coming flood in which some may get saved because the covenant from God was only for the family of Noah and no one else so Noah certainly would not have preached a salvation to any one else, only 8 souls were to be saved. This also shows the flood waters will cover the earth completely and only those inside the ark will survive.

 

The construction of the ark was to be just a wooden crate which would float on the water with a door on its side, and was not designed to sail through the waters like a giant ship of boat. It finally came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat.

 

It may be of interest to note, Noah’s father Lamech died five years before the flood and Methuselah, the oldest man, died the same year as the flood.

 

Not only did these angelic ones invade the earth in the beginning but they stayed here making their home in the expanse, the earths heavens from where they stayed close to their half bred sons. They also became the angelic gentile princely rulers over the earth as Daniel shows us in his book.

 

Daniel 10v13-15, 20-21, shows how these princes stopped access to the earth when Daniel was being visited. They have dominated the earths affairs ever since. Daniel chapter 2 shows that when Gods kingdom is being set up all these kingdoms will be destroyed all together in one full sweep. 2v44 shows “and in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up  a kingdom which shall never be destroyed. them It shall break in pieces all these kingdoms and bring them to an end”. They will not allow our Lord Jesus to place his kingdom over the earth so we have been told, they will all gather together against him at the place called Armageddon. (Rev 16v16)   This will be their day of judgement. 2nd Peter 2v4-6, and chapter 3v6,7 shows the heavens and the earth that now exists have been stored up for fire being kept until the day of judgement and destruction of ungodly men.

 

Daniel chapters 11 and 12 also speaks of this great conflict, that will be fought in the earths heavens and as this involves the princely rulers over the earth we are bound to be affected by their warfare. We have never experience peace on the earth from their kingdoms but under the kingdom of God through our Lord Jesus we are promised “a new heavens and a new earth we are waiting for”. The new heavens, a new ruling kingdom under our lord Jesus and this in turn will produce a new earth where righteousness will dwell. (2nd Peter 3v13)

 

The invasion took place about six thousand years ago now by these rebels, the angelic ones, and we are told that our Lord Jesus is “the lord of the Sabbath” ( Matthew 12v8) the Sabbath being the 7th day and in Peter 3v8-13 tells us “that one day with God as a thousand years” so if 6 thousand years have passed we are due for the Sabbath day to take effect over the earth.

 

Let your kingdom Come and cover the earth in righteousness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HUMAN FAMILY EXPANDS.

GOD’S WORD  bible 2  IS TRUTH!

Genesis 3v22 says “then the lord God said, “”behold, the man has become like one of us knowing good and evil””, this shows that the angelic creation were fully aware of what was good and what was bad. So there was certainly no excuse for their later behaviour.

 

As for Adam, after eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they both had their eyes opened to what seemed bad in their eyes, they realised they were naked and tried to cover themselves and hide.

 

After being turned out of their home, our forefather Adam and his wife bore children. Two sons are named as Cain and Abel. But, again the evil showed through and Cain killed Abel in a fit of jealousy for his brother and was banished. It shows in Genesis 4v17, that Cain knew his wife, and they produced offspring too. It also shows in 5v4 that Adam had “sons and daughters” so logically Cain would have taken one of his sisters to be his wife.

 

By the time Enoch was born, 7th in line from Adam, through his new son Seth, which replaced Abel, the earth had become a giant spectacle to the angelic creation. Lots of the angelic ones left their posts and came to the earth to watch the beautiful daughters of men and were smitten by their lovely appearance so they took the women and produced offspring for themselves.

 

The mixing of the two creations, human and angelic produced a new creation half human and half angelic in nature, which meant they were not fully human or fully angelic and they terrorised the natural human because of their strength and stature. The earth was becoming filled with these half-breeds and a drastic solution was needed to stop them.

 

Anyone wanting to read the book of Enoch in detail can do so by typing in the search engine, “the book of Enoch”. It gives a greater account of the angelic creation that tried to take over the earth.

 

Just three generations after Enoch, Noah was born he was to be the one that would change our history.

 

The water canopy that had been divided by the waters from the waters, with an expanse in the middle called “heaven” became the means to rid the earth of the half-breeds. It fell down to the earth as flood waters which destroyed the human side of the half-breeds, but the angelic side to their nature survived producing another creation again, not fully angelic so could not return to heaven because they had never come from heaven. They became the “demon spirits” that was on the earth when Jesus was here and was earthbound becoming parasites upon the human creation.

 

It was after Jesus was resurrected it is said he preached to these spirits on the earth before going back to his father. 1st Peter 3v18-21 says “In which he went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark”. Peter also tells us that “judgement will start with the household of God” and the household of God are his angelic creation.

 

As Jesus preached to these ones after his resurrection they are still on the earth today waiting for their day of judgement.  

 

 

OUR PLANET “EARTH”.

GOD’S WORD  bible 2  IS TRUTH!

As we are only under the “new covenant today” with Jesus Christ as our mediator, or what is commonly called “the new testament” we do not need to study in depth other aspects of the bible.

 

Although a study of the laws given by Moses to the Israelite’s will not really benefit us in our lives today, they will give us a back-ground knowledge for what life was like for God’s people.

 

Our creation for instance tells us about our beginnings as humans. It shows how in the beginning the earth and the heavens came into being. We are not talking here ofthe higher heavens” where the spirit family of God resides, but of the earth’s heavens as set out in Genesis.

 

The creation in Genesis deals only with the earth. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”.

 

Chapter one says from v6 “let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters. And god made the firmament and separated the waters, which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven”. (Firmament, meaning a space) So, the earth’s heavens are that space that surrounds the earth. 

 

Our planet earth started out as a ball of hot gasses and as it cooled it produced a water vapour, or steam, to form which became thick and covered the earth as water.

 

Genesis shows that the water that was on the earth was divided into two sets of water, one becoming the seas and one becoming a canopy over the earth with an expanse in the middle that was called heaven. The water that was above acted as a canopy protection for the earth from the severe heat and cold like a woolly jacket for the earth and it was eventually used as a flood which flooded the earth in the days of Noah.

 

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After the creation of man, most people are only familiar with ONE forbidden tree that they were not to eat from. But, in actual fact there were TWO prominent trees. Genesis 2v9. The tree of life became a key tree to their not dying and if they had had access to this tree of life they would not have died after all.

 

So, after our first parents lost the right to live in the home provided for them by our heavenly father because they broke the tenancy agreement and ate from the tree they were told not to, they had to be turned out of that home to fend for themselves instead which deprived them from eating from “the tree of life” which was in the garden.

 

If they had access to this food they would have continued living so in order to stop them gaining entry the Cherubim with a flaming sword which turned everyway was placed to guard the tree of life at the East of Eden. (Genesis 3v22-24)This explains more fully just how our first parents died.

 

Some people today believe it was the fruit that killed them but reading Genesis it shows it was their disobedience that caused their downfall by being turned out of their home and not having access to the tree of life. It was this tree of life that kept them in perfect condition and without this food their bodies would eventually break down and die, which is what happened.

 

 

UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE TODAY.

Originally posted on thepitn:

Most people think of the bible, God’s word as one book, but it is in actual fact a collection of books written by different scribes under the Holy Spirit’s direction.

 

The present format of the “King James” version contains 66 books in all. 27 books of the “new testament and 39 books from the “old testament”. It is thought over the years that disputes were made to determine which books should be included and which books omitted. But, we need to remember that the author of God’s word would make sure that we should have what is needed to help us until the return of his son Jesus.

 

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The Jews knew of the book of “Enoch” and even quoted from it (Jude v14-16) which was written by Enoch but this book is not included in the bible today. He was said to be the 7

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