The Kingdom of God Reigns on Earth
What happens after the Last Days of Satan, Antichrist & the Mahdi
New Jerusalem & the New Heavens and New Earth
On that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel. Whoever is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, once the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.
Then the Lord will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over its places of assembly a cloud by day and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night. Indeed over all the glory there will be a canopy. It will serve as a pavilion, a shade by day from the heat, and a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain. (Isaiah 4:2-6 NRSV)
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and locked and sealed it over him, so that he would deceive the nations no more, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be let out for a little while. (Revelation 20:1-3 NRSV)
The elimination of evil from the universe is a difficult process. Even after the end of the Apocalypse it is not done. Putting an end to Satan’s direct influence over humanity, an end to the evils of the global Babylonian system of government, merchandizing and spirituality will not be enough. As discussed earlier, Satan will be enormously successful for the short duration of his release from the abyss at the end of the millennium.
Evil will be permanently removed from the earth and universe during the final White Throne judgment of God takes place after Satan’s final rebellious attack against God fails. Throughout the plan of God, the principle of human free will is never compromised. To live forever with God, we must freely choose to be as righteous and loving as He defines life by His eternal being. There is only one way to live eternally and be happy, and the Creator defines it even as He desires to share it. Meanwhile, all humans alive today are given the glorious thousand years of peace and prosperity called the Millennium as the immediate hope and goal for our forced and perilous journey through the Last Days.
God’s New World Order will become the Third Civilization. It is described in Scripture as the “ Kingdom of God.” The First Civilization existed before the Flood, and the Second, our present Babylonian system, will be terminated at the end of the Apocalypse. The Third Civilization will not be subject to Satan’s rule or influences. Humanity will develop our natural and spiritual potential to the fullest because God’s laws will guide every nation. God’s presence will reside in the newly constructed Temple. The curse and veil will be lifted from Israel. Man will plant, sow, and eat the fruits of his labors, and no one will come to plunder or steal his harvest. It will be a thousand-year-long Sabbath rest, ending in AD 3018. (See the 7,000-Year Table of Human History.)
After the destruction of the earth at the end of 2015 a new society will emerge. It will not follow the pattern of any past government system. Daniel 2:31-45 describes an image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream that represents four empires that existed in the past. Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream included a statue with a head of gold (for Babylon), a breast of silver (the Medo-Persian Empire), belly and thighs of brass (Greece/Hellenistic) and legs of iron and clay (Rome). These mighty civilizations lasted many centuries, but they will all come to an end because they belong to “this world in this time” (four = Daleth).
Nebuchadnezzar’s dream ended with a stone that came from heaven and smashed the statue. The wind blew away the debris, but the stone grew into a large mountain. The mountain symbolized the fifth (five = Heh) the Kingdom of God on earth. It will be free of all evil influences. For a thousand years each of the world’s remaining people groups will autonomously rule itself under a government system run by a combination of eternally resurrected saints and redeemed but mortal human beings ultimately answerable to the Son of God as the King of Kings.
Theocracy has almost become a dirty word in today’s secular culture. No doubt this is due to the many historical abuses of human governments that enforced official religious mandates, but the Bible reveals some encouraging and hopeful details about the structure of God’s soon-coming kingdom on earth. When God personally heads the government with clear and direct material interaction, the earth will experience a true theocracy for the first time since Moses and Joshua. Instead of some group of men who present themselves as ruling in His name, Jesus and the resurrected saints of pure spiritual nature and body will walk among the peoples of the earth face-to-face. Today’s spiritual confusion will be almost incomprehensible, but spiritual challenges will still remain because of Eden’s original sin.
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says the Lord, so shall your descendants and your name remain. From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, says the Lord.
And they shall go out and look at the dead bodies of the people who have rebelled against me; for their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be abhorrence to all flesh. (Isaiah 66:22-24 NRSV)
After this worldwide destruction God will give the survivors great encouragement:
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Even though it seems impossible to the remnant of this people in these days, should it also seem impossible to me, says the Lord of hosts?
Thus says the Lord of hosts: I will save my people from the east country and from the west country; and I will bring them to live in Jerusalem. They shall be my people and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Let your hands be strong—you that have recently been hearing these words from the mouths of the prophets who were present when the foundation was laid for the rebuilding of the temple, the house of the Lord of hosts. For before those days there were no wages for people or for animals, nor was there any safety from the foe for those who went out or came in, and I set them all against one another. But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, says the Lord of hosts. (Zechariah 8:6-11 NRSV)
The curse and veil over Israel will be lifted and God will remember the covenant He made with Abraham:
For there shall be a sowing of peace; the vine shall yield its fruit, the ground shall give its produce, and the skies shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. Just as you have been a cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you and you shall be a blessing. Do not be afraid, but let your hands be strong.
For thus says the Lord of hosts: Just as I purposed to bring disaster upon you, when your ancestors provoked me to wrath, and I did not relent, says the Lord of hosts, so again I have purposed in these days to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; do not be afraid.
These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace, do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath; for all these are things that I hate, says the Lord. (Zechariah 8:12-17 NRSV)
Israel will become the biggest tourist center of the world. Representatives from all of the earth’s different languages and ethnic groups will have offices there. The Temple will become the hub of a common religion practiced by every nation on this globe, and all nations will worship the only true “One God of Israel” (Aleph). Its universities will become famous because of the special blessings poured out on them by God. The nation of Israel will influence the entire world.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be seasons of joy and gladness, and cheerful festivals for the house of Judah: therefore love truth and peace.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, the inhabitants of many cities; the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, “Come, let us go to entreat the favor of the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts; I myself am going.”
Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to entreat the favor of the Lord. Thus says the Lord of hosts: In those days ten men from nations of every language shall take hold of a Jew, grasping his garment and saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.” (Zechariah 8:19-23 NRSV)
Jerusalem will become the capital of the world and be known as Jehovah Shammah: “the Lord is there.” (Ezekiel 48:35) An international assembly under God’s direction will be located in the rebuilt Jerusalem. The city will grow in stature and size to global significance as the strategic axis of the world. The Bible prophesies that the New Jerusalem will be the primary worship center of the world. The city will be laid out with spacious parks leading to an extraordinarily beautiful temple built to honor God’s presence.
Every year millions of pilgrims from every country will come to worship and pay their respects to God so that their countries will be blessed. Massive hotels along its main boulevards will provide lodging to accommodate travelers from far-off countries.
The word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying: Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath.
Thus says the Lord: I will return to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts shall be called the holy mountain.
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of their great age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. (Zechariah 8:1-5 NRSV)
The city will enjoy tremendous success in its culture, arts, music, dance and intellectual pursuits, which will make it the envy of the world:
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I am creating; for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy, and its people as a delight. I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and delight in my people; no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it, or the cry of distress.
No more shall there be in it an infant that lives but a few days, or an old person who does not live out a lifetime; for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth, and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.
They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain, or bear children for calamity; for they shall be offspring blessed by the Lord—and their descendants as well.
Before they call I will answer, while they are yet speaking I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox; but the serpent—its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord. (Isaiah 65:18-25 NRSV)
The huge earthquake will have changed the geological landscape surrounding former Jerusalem and opened a wide valley. The Bible predicts that a river will flow from the Temple set high on the raised mountain.
This life-forming river does not exist today. Ronald Lauder, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations as well as president of the American branch of the Jewish National Fund, has warned that Israel will face severe water shortages in the future and will likely run out of water by 2012 - 2015 if adequate reservoirs are not built.
Water is the lifeblood of Israel and its surrounding areas. Its supply is an absolute necessity. God will not leave it up to chancy weather cycles to give what is necessary for life, but will open underground water resources buried deep within the earth. From the raised section of the New Jerusalem an abundant spring of clear, healing water will bubble forth from deep below the earth. It will be joined by more springs, which will cause the water to form into a sizable river.
The river will probably start flowing before the Fourth Temple built so that the Temple is actually situated over the main spring in a manner that purposefully incorporates the water’s flow into its design. The river will find its way into the Dead Sea basin, which will turn into a huge lake of sweet water filled with plenty of fish. The desert will bloom as never before, and agriculture will spread in abundance.
Then he brought me back to the entrance of the temple; there, water was flowing from below the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east); and the water was flowing down from below the south end of the threshold of the temple, south of the altar. Then he brought me out by way of the north gate, and led me around on the outside to the outer gate that faces toward the east; and the water was coming out on the south side.
Going on eastward with a cord in his hand, the man measured one thousand cubits, and then led me through the water; and it was ankle-deep. Again he measured one thousand, and led me through the water; and it was knee-deep. Again he measured one thousand, and led me through the water; and it was up to the waist. Again he measured one thousand, and it was a river that I could not cross, for the water had risen; it was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be crossed. He said to me, “Mortal, have you seen this?”
Then he led me back along the bank of the river. As I came back, I saw on the bank of the river a great many trees on the one side and on the other. He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah; and when it enters the sea, the sea of stagnant waters, the water will become fresh. Wherever the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish, once these waters reach there. It will become fresh; and everything will live where the river goes.
People will stand fishing beside the sea from En-gedi to En-eglaim; it will be a place for the spreading of nets; its fish will be of a great many kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea. But its swamps and marshes will not become fresh; they are to be left for salt. On the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.” (Ezekiel 47:1-12 NRSV)
The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.
Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in His paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord! (Isaiah 2:1-5 NRSV)
The nation of Israel will build their fourth and last temple. (Ezekiel Chapters 40-43) The number four (4 = Daleth) indicates that it belongs to “this world in this time;” however, all the dimensions of that new temple are given in measurements of five, fifty and five hundred, indicating its special significance to (5 = Heh) “the other side.” God Himself will reside therein:
Then all who survive of the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the festival of booths. If any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, there will be no rain upon them. And if the family of Egypt do not go up and present themselves, then on them shall come the plague that the Lord inflicts on the nations that do not go up to keep the festival of booths. Such shall be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to keep the festival of booths.
On that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the Lord.” And the cooking pots in the house of the Lord shall be as holy as the bowls in front of the altar; and every cooking pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be sacred to the Lord of hosts, so that all who sacrifice may come and use them to boil the flesh of the sacrifice. And there shall no longer be traders in the house of the Lord of hosts on that day. (Zechariah 14:16-21 NRSV)
According to my interpretation of Daniel's prophecies, the Mini-Apocalypse will occur from 4 December 2011 to 17 September 2015. During that time, Jews and Christians will suffer tremendous persecution by Antichrist. But the forecast in Daniel 8:14 is extended 2,300 days or 6.3 years from 4 January 2012 to about 24 May 2018, which is beyond the end of the Great Apocalypse.
The tables align to predict that the biggest global earthquake ever to take place in history will begin toward the end of the Mini-Apocalypse on 4 September 2015. This earthquake will last 13 days and destroy the city of Jerusalem including the Third Temple and the nearby Islamic mosques. The entire city, including all of its cultural monuments and structures from antiquity, such as its many old churches, will totally vanish in the rubble.
Let me tell it again. None of today’s structures considered “holy places” will remain standing. The famous churches, mosques and temples will be absolutely reduced to desecrated debris and rubbish. No trace of these buildings will ever be known to future generations, and the reason is very clear. They represent the polluted religions of Satan’s domain that blind the peoples of all nations with lies and deceptive theologies. Corrupted by wealth and political power, the religious organizations represented by these famous structures obstruct and confuse the truth. God has promised that the abomination of false religions will never be experienced on earth again.
This earthquake strikes all around the globe and will cause horrendous geological disturbances everywhere. Its effects are so extensive that it will raise one third of Jerusalem’s area to form a high mountain. After two years of simple and essential recovery towards normalcy following the Great Apocalypse, a Fourth Temple will be constructed anew on the highest point of this mountain, right over large, newly exposed springs. These springs will turn into a river that flows to the Dead Sea basin. (Ezekiel 47:1-12) I have labeled this new era in the tables as the "Third Civilization." (The first was before the Flood; the second is now.)
An age of great blessing begins on 18 September 2015 when there will be no more wars or conflicts around the globe. When the door of the ark was opened in Noah’s day, the survivors enjoyed their newfound freedom, and Noah planted a vineyard as an indication that normal times had returned. Similarly, people surviving the Mini-Apocalypse will have reached the days of blessing when they will begin the process of renewal by planting gardens and vineyards.
The Fourth Temple's foundation will be erected according to the blueprint in Ezekiel 40. Daniel 8:14 states that the new temple sanctuary countdown of 2,300 days prophesied will start on 4 January 2012, which is near the midpoint of the seven-year Apocalypse and near the beginning of the Mini-Apocalypse.
The inauguration of the Fourth Temple will take place 2,300 days later on 24 May 2018. This period of 2,300 days - six (6) years, four (4) months, and twenty (20) days—will end on 10 Sivan 5778 (24 May 2018), which falls within the week the celebration of the early harvest feast of First Fruits. This Jewish holiday is also known as the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost will be celebrated four days prior to that date on Sivan 6.
Since Sivan is the 3rd month of the Jewish year, the Hebrew Alphabet Number System would indicate a correlation to "a divine completeness/perfection.” In the 7th month, Bible prophecy foretells the laying of the foundation of the Fourth Temple, which will synchronize with the celebration of the first Jubilee (1968 + 50 years = 2018).
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one that spoke, "For how long is this vision concerning the regular burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled?" In addition, He answered him, "For two thousand three hundred evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state." (Daniel 8:13-14 NRSV)
Then he brought me to the gate, the gate facing east. And there, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east; the sound was like the sound of mighty waters; and the earth shone with His glory. The vision I saw was like the vision that I had seen when He came to destroy the city, and like the vision that I had seen by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. As the glory of the Lord entered the temple by the gate facing east, the spirit lifted me up, and brought me into the inner court; and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. While the man was standing beside me, I heard someone speaking to me out of the temple.
He said to me: Mortal, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet, where I will reside among the people of Israel forever. The house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their whoring, and by the corpses of their kings at their death. When they placed their threshold by my threshold and their doorposts beside my doorposts, with only a wall between me and them, they were defiling my holy name by their abominations that they committed; therefore I have consumed them in my anger.
Now let them put away their idolatry and the corpses of their kings far from me, and I will reside among them forever. As for you, mortal, describe the temple to the house of Israel, and let them measure the pattern; and let them be ashamed of their iniquities. When they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the plan of the temple, its arrangement, its exits and its entrances, and its whole form—all its ordinances and its entire plan and all its laws; and write it down in their sight, so that they may observe and follow the entire plan and all its ordinances.
This is the law of the temple: the whole territory on the top of the mountain all around shall be most holy. This is the law of the temple. (Ezekiel 43:1-12 NRSV)
Waw in Hebrew means “connect.” Through the Hebrew Alphabet Number System, I discovered a very unusual connection between the Apocalypse and the Lord Jesus Christ’s last days on earth. Using my research methods, I determined that the crucifixion took place in AD 33.
By the Sunday morning after the crucifixion, Jesus had already risen from the dead because Scripture states that He would be in the underworld of Hades only three days and nights. After 40 days of appearances to His friends and over 500 witnesses, Jesus visibly ascended through the clouds into Heaven. Two angels told the disciples that Jesus would return “in the same way as you have watched Him to into Heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11)
As one might expect, the disciples had a few last questions just before Jesus left. They had seen Jesus pass through walls and disappear at will. His body had been transformed into the immortal resurrected substance of the Heh dimension. Certainly He could now “come in the clouds” as prophesied by Daniel. Would He do so as He had declared that He would at His trial? (Daniel 7:13-14; Matthew 26:64)
But Jesus said that it was not for the disciples to “know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority.” (Acts 1:7) Instead, Jesus promised them the power of Holy Spirit so that they could be true witnesses of the gospel throughout the world.
Sent to Jerusalem by Jesus’ last words, the disciples had to wait ten more days because God is a master of timing. Jesus did not just give them the power by breathing on them in the Upper Room, nor did He bless them with it at His ascent. God as the Three-in-One waited for the right moment on the right day, the Jewish feast of Weeks or Pentecost.
On that day God made a down payment on His promise to establish His kingdom on earth: the out-pouring of His Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:1-13) To the Jewish people, the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost commemorates the giving of the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai: it is the Word of God expressed in the form of commandments to guide one’s life. At that eventful Pentecost of AD 33, the Holy Spirit as the Living Word was given to empower the faithful to life eternal.
The Holy Spirit is a perfect force only capable of activity in conformance with the will of the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell within a new believer. By His presence a believer is enabled to obey God as He or she is guided through this life in Jesus’ absence. The indwelling Spirit and obedience to the Bible work together to transform the new creation within us into the fullness of Christ. You should read all about that event in the Bible to get informed.
Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?
(Acts 1:6 NRSV)
It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority.
(Acts 1:7 NRSV)
When I read these verses my mind reflects on what lies behind the obvious, external story. I look through the telescope of Bible prophecy to find hidden meanings. Usually, I see at least two mountain peaks. This verse addresses two questions:
- Foremost is the expectation of Israel’s restoration under the Messiah in the material Daleth dimension, and
- Second is the expectation of the arrival on earth of the Kingdom of God representing the heavenly Heh dimension.
Sure enough, I recognized two dates tightly bound together like the two rails of a railroad track. Israel’s hope for thousands of years has been that they would again be a kingdom with their own king like David. There are many prophecies about such a kingdom ruled by a descendant of King David, the Messiah. This was the messianic concept in the minds of the disciples when they learned that Jesus, who they thought was the fulfillment of that ancient hope, would soon leave them.
After the fact of the resurrection the disciples had no doubt that Jesus was the promised Messiah and Son of God. Their hopes were not dashed, but neither had their understanding of the coming kingdom changed, so their question was “when” and not “if” or “who.”
When the question was asked, it presented a little difficulty for the Lord to answer. In the disciples’ question about the future restoration of the kingdom of Israel, I saw through the far and near prophetic lenses that their question and the answer must connect (Waw) with the Temple.
Religious life in Israel cannot be separated from God’s chosen place of worship for them. For this reason dates surrounding events at the Temple have always been important chronological markers in God’s plan for humanity. Gentiles, the other nations, do not have that problem. For the Jewish people the Temple is where the spiritual eternity of the Heh dimension connects with the material temporality of the Daleth dimension.
First-century Christians could not understand the plan of God for the ages because the Bible was not yet complete. Today, not only do we have the book of Revelation, but we also have the perspective of being able to look back at history. In particular we have events such the return of the Jewish people to their land and the liberation of Jerusalem in 1967.
These two events of recent history provide important new facts unavailable to the early disciples that make it possible for us to now estimate when the Apocalypse will begin and end, as well as some other future dates . The timing of future events is fixed and embedded in Scripture, and only through this methodology of gears, cycles and overlaid alignment, can we determine the future dates of events prophesied to take place during the Apocalypse with some degree of certainty.
Let’s identify the two mountain peaks. The plural form of time ("times") indicates two thousand years. Adding two thousand years to the date of Jesus Christ's last day on earth in May of AD 33 (or AD 33.366), brings us to (2000 x 33.366 = 2033.366). Multiplying 2033.366 by the conversion factor of 1.0145 (to convert 360-day Hebrew years to our 365.24-day years) brings us to 2062.849. The fraction .849 converts to 310 days, which is ten months. When I add it to May, I come to the month of October 2062.
Interestingly, 1 Tishri 5823 (Rosh Hashanah, the Feast of Trumpets, the first day of the Hebrew civil year) falls on 5 October 2062. I believe that this date marks the possible return of the Shekinah – the return of God’s presence to the newly completed Fourth Temple. If so, it would mean that it will take 44 years (2062 – 2018 = 44 years) to finish building the temple complex so that it will be able to receive the millions of tourists who will come to observe the Feast of Tabernacles from around the world. (Zechariah 14:16)
The Fourth Temple complex in the millennial Jerusalem will be far bigger in size than the Vatican is today. It will be a city within a city for the world travelers who come to see the Temple and worship Yahweh, the God of the universe. Herod’s Second Temple had been under construction for 46 years at the start of Jesus’ ministry and was still not complete. (John 2:21) In fact it took over 80 years to complete the construction of the Second Temple, which gives us an indication that 44 years of construction for the Fourth Temple is not farfetched.
If you look at the 12th Period Table you will notice that Daniel’s prophesied 2,300 days begins on 4 January 2012 during the 6th Period of the 7-year Great Apocalypse. The 2,300 days will end in May of 2018. I believe that this is the date when the first foundation stone will be placed for the Fourth Temple. This is the month of our secular year when the feast of Pentecost normally occurs. Thus, just as the giving of the Ten Commandments and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit are foundation stones in the spiritual temple that God is building, so it seems likely that the material foundation stone of the Fourth Temple will be laid on that day. The last stone will be put into place prior to 5 October 2062. To learn more about what happens when the Shekinah glory of God enters that new temple, read Chapter 9a href="http://www.apocalypse2008-2015.com/apocalypse-chapter9.html"> in Apocalypse Prophesied/a>.
Let’s return to the near vision peak and connect it to the disciples’ question, “Will you now restore the kingdom to Israel?” Again we are dealing with events concerning the Temple, and these events always connect to other dates.
From 5 October 2062, the completion date of the Fourth Temple, we must now count back a 50 year Jubilee or restoration gear. It brings us to October 2012 (October 2062 - 50 = October 2012). October 2012 falls within the 7th Period of the Great Apocalypse. It comes after the beginning of the Mini-Apocalypse and shortly before 21 December 2012, when Satan is cast out of the heavenlies.
As the Mini-Apocalypse persecutions against the Israelis and faithful believers steadily intensify from the 6th Period, many will ask the same vital question once voiced by Jesus’ first disciples, “When?” Remember, hopeful expectations of many religious Jews had risen when the Third Temple was built. But Antichrist will stop the ritual sacrifices in the Temple. Once again in history, Jewish hopes will be crushed when the Temple is violated during the 6th Period of the Apocalypse. Tens of thousands of Israelis will be butchered by international wars and Muslim mobs.
Anciently, Jesus answered this question of “when” through the lens of the far-view vision that only the Father knows the hour, yet God will establish the kingdom as scheduled. The day approaches. Two more months and we will arrive at dead center of the Apocalypse – 21 December 2012, which is point in the 7,000-year plan when God’s kingdom is born in the Heh dimension. When Satan loses the War in Heaven, the eviction of the demonic host purges the heavens of all evil powers.
Since the Heh dimension of eternity does not have clocks, Jesus could not predict an hour for the birth of the Kingdom of God, which is another reason why “only the Father knows.” But the two rails of reality (eternity and temporality) create a railroad system that should be able to reveal the schedule of when key future events of God’s plan will take place in our dimension of time and space. I believe that the keys to discovering that schedule include a system of clock gears incorporated into the cosmic calendar as marked by solstices, equinoxes and the rest of the Hebrew Alphabet Number System. They help project the connecting relationships between the historical and prophetic events of God’s plan as experienced on earth with the divine template found in the realm of eternity.
All previous laws of the nations on earth will be terminated and every country will be brought into alignment with God’s universal law of perfect love, which will become the constitution for the new global government. From this basic structure, other laws or customs may follow to allow various ethnic groups to adjust for local needs and cultural diversity. Because God will enforce His universal law, the nations will finally be at peace. Terrorism, war and discord will no longer occur between them.
The constitution of the world government will have ten basic laws. (The number 10 in the Hebrew Alphabet Number System means “law and responsibility” or “hand at rest.”) These laws will be familiar to some as the Ten Commandments from the Bible, but many cultures in the world will never have heard about them.
I am the Lord your God . . . you shall have no other gods before me.
(Exodus 20:2-3 NRSV)
The God of the universe, as revealed in the Judeo-Christian Bible, is the only true God, and He will be honored without exception. All of the other so-called gods worshiped in other religions will cease to be remembered.
You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. (Exodus 20:4 NRSV)
God’s kingdom on earth will not allow pictures or images of former deities, phantom spirits or false prophets. Such things will not be remembered in monuments or books. We are to love God with all our hearts, but we are not to make images of Him because He is unapproachable light and cannot be expressed with the material elements of earth. We honor Him by obeying His commandments.
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses His name. (Exodus 20:7 NRSV)
Cursing in the name of God will be a major offense because it shows contempt and disrespect for the One who gives us everything we need for life. He daily provides energy free of charge from the sun. He makes food grow for our nourishment. He gives us purpose for living through family, community and the wonders of this earth. His name will be held in the highest esteem and will be honored at special yearly festivals for all peoples in Jerusalem. Use of any language that would dishonor God will be severely punished.
Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work. (Exodus 20:8-10 NRSV)
Every week will have a special day to honor God and give us pause to rest from our activity. This day will be used for instruction of our children, worship and praise of the Lord along with special gatherings with relatives and friends. It will be a day for rejoicing and recuperating from our toil and spending quality time with one another within the family. Business transactions and self-indulgent entertainment will be discouraged. Community entertainment will dominate.
Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 20 :12 NRSV)
No nation on earth will be blessed without this fundamental law that strengthens the family bond. Parents will be responsible before God for educating their children to obey God’s laws and honor Him. The welfare of a family is fundamental to the welfare of a nation.
You shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13 NRSV) Whoever sheds the blood of a human, by a human shall that person’s blood be shed; for in His own image God made humankind . (Genesis 9:6 NRSV)
Murder is an offense against God and society. The legal system will have imbedded methods that will make it impossible to convict an innocent person. A person found guilty of murder will be executed immediately.
You shall not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14 NRSV)
Adultery threatens the family structure. It disrupts friendship and community interest. If the sexual drive is not controlled, it can devastate all those who are affected by it. Local laws will deal with these issues to correct the offenders.
You shall not steal. (Exodus 20:15 NRSV)
Property can no longer be bought by private persons in perpetuity. All real estate, businesses and wealth will ultimately belong to the community. Stewardship, not acquisition, will be emphasized. The nation’s government will regulate the welfare of each person in the country. Petty theft will be dealt with by consensus of the community.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16 NRSV)
Lying and false accusations are grave violations against a holy God and established authority. Telling lies expresses contempt for God’s laws and a severe egoism. Local laws will deal with this issue to mete out justice.
10.You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (Exodus 20:17 NRSV)
In time those who have prospered more than others will have more possessions than their neighbors. They may achieve a social status above those who are lazy and content with little. Jealousy against those who have worked hard will cause some to covet what they do not deserve. That will be a violation of this law.
The Ten Commandments came at a time when slavery was practiced. Those who owned many slaves were often coveted by those who did not. Of course the New World Order will not allow human servitude so future laws will not include references to slavery. However, the principles espoused by this commandment will still hold true.
For centuries women in many countries were treated almost like slaves without any rights. Such practices will not be tolerated under the reign of Jesus. Women will have equal standing with men, but each gender will have a special assigned role to strengthen the family structure. Society will no longer teach the denigrating philosophy that women are inferior or subservient. For the first time, women will truly be what God intended: honored helpmates for their husbands.
The Ten Commandments will form the fundamental laws of the Third Civilization. These laws will become the basis for the constitution of every country on earth. This will unite all nations under one God. Peace will exist around the globe, and humanity will prosper as never before.
The ultimate punishment for those who break these laws will be as recorded in the Bible :
But the Lord said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book.” (Exodus 32:33 NRSV)
A unified legal system is necessary for any society to function. However, keeping the law will not bring forgiveness of your sins or get you into heaven. Paul’s letter to the Romans made that clear:
For no human being will be justified in His sight by deeds prescribed by the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20 NRSV)
When Satan’s domain ends, there will finally be peace on earth. However, man will still have a mortal, sin nature capable of corruption and failure. To overcome our sinful nature and receive eternal life, we must acknowledge the free gift of salvation offered by Christ. Accepting what Jesus did for us on the cross is the only way to be made acceptable to a holy God. What the law could never accomplish is possible only under grace.
Early Christianity flourished under oppressive Roman government from AD 100 to 400. After years of living under God’s guidance and adhering to His laws, Christian society eventually overtook the crumbling, bankrupt Roman government. Christianity then became a state religion. The religious establishment grew extremely wealthy because of the sacrificial giving of believers helping their neighbors in need. The bishops collected the donated money and divided it among the poor, the slaves and the sick.
In time the bishops increased in power and wealth, and then they started dictating how everyone else should live. Any dissent was brutally squashed. As resistance grew, so did persecution of those who refused to yield to the oppressive, narrow-minded establishment. Anyone who broke their rules and regulations was subjected to torture and death. These perverted Christian leaders committed murder, due to the erroneous belief that they were appointed by God to be the policemen of society.
How will God’s New World Order be different? What will prevent a power-hungry group from taking over?
In Zechariah 14:17-19 the Bible states that “ Egypt” will not have rain for a year if they do not pay homage to the King of Kings in the New Jerusalem. This does not just apply to Egypt, but to all nations. If any country falls away from the laws of God, the Lord will not bless them. They will have no rain and will starve for lack of a harvest. They will be forced to go to neighboring countries to buy food. There, they will be the minority, strangers unfamiliar with the native language. If they continue in their rebellion, these nationalities will become extinct.
Since weapons of war and armies will no longer exist, rebellious nations will not have the ability to conquer their peaceful neighbors. The elect, who experienced the corruption of evil throughout the centuries of their various mortal lives, will know what works and what doesn’t. They will understand that the only way for man to succeed is to honor God and His laws. The Third Civilization will be different because the kingdom of God in heaven will then exist on earth. Many dedicated resurrected saints and angels will visibly and audibly guide people with the divine wisdom to overcome sin.
But what happens when the Third Civilization comes to an end after one thousand years? It’s rather dramatic. Satan makes one last treacherous stage appearance before exiting forever from the universe. Satan’s final defeat is followed by the white throne judgment, and then the Heavenly Jerusalem descends to the earth as “all things” are made new.
What happens when “time” as we know it, ends? The end for this earth in the Daleth dimension of time is predicted in the Bible. Most of the details remain behind a thick curtain of mystery, but the closing chapters of Revelation lift it up just a little for us. They are like an appetizer to awaken our anticipation of what eternal life will be like. Some concepts we can imagine, like a new earth without a sea, but what about God’s relationship to us, or we to Him? Read on. I will tell you about it.
By the end of the Apocalypse meteors and earthquakes will have dislocated the area surrounding Jerusalem. The geological upheaval of the earth will raise the former ruins of Jerusalem to a high mountain, which will be extended into a wide valley. On the highest point of the city a new temple will be built that is referred to in my books and elsewhere as the Fourth Temple.
God will live in that Temple with access to Him unhindered. High in the sky above the Temple will shine a brilliant body: the heavenly Jerusalem (which translates to “city of peace”). The heavenly Jerusalem will communicate through its connection to the earthly Jerusalem, which will be the seat of the newly formed government of Israel.
In his letter to the early Christians in Rome Paul wrote that all the believers from Adam’s time onward have one thing in common: they live with the hope of a future life. Because of their faith, these people are called saints. They know that this life is only temporary and that their future life will be free of sin. All believers will enjoy harmonious fellowship with God, just as Adam once enjoyed. Their hope looks for a heavenly country or a heavenly city:
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. (Hebrews 11:8-10 NRSV)
All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth. . .But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; indeed, He has prepared a city for them. . .Yet all these, though they were commended for their faith, did not receive what was promised. (Hebrews 11:13, 16, 39 NRSV)
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. (Hebrews 12:22-24 NRSV)
The City of God is the Heavenly Jerusalem. It will be suspended like a satellite over the earth during Jesus’ thousand year reign of peace and justice on earth. This city was in orbit over the earth once before. At that time we referred to it as the Star of Bethlehem. It appeared 2,000 years ago when the GodSon, Jesus Christ, stepped into the time dimension and was born as a human baby. This same city will appear again in 2018 and remain there in orbit. This time the city will be connected with the Second Coming of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
A detailed description of this fabulous city is given in Revelation 21. It is the traveling abode of God Himself and His entourage. Since God knows how curious men are, He has blessed us with a brief look into this strange structure through John’s eyes in the last pages of Revelation.
The New Jerusalem is described as a pyramid approximately 1,500 miles square. It has five sides indicating that it is from Heh, “the other side,” and does not belong to our world. The pyramidal City of God has a capstone and four cornerstones constructed out of five massive diamonds. Similar to our modern rockets, this satellite city is designed to travel at high speed through the universe in spite of floating rocks and debris.
I have a suspicion that ancient civilizations around the world saw this city in the sky and copied its pyramid shape. Perhaps they thought that duplicating this design would extend an invitation for the wondrous city to appear again. Men wanted to connect with it because they knew a supernatural being resided therein. Most pyramids are built to convey astrological and mathematical concepts not yet fully understood.
Diamonds are cut into pyramid shapes to reflect light, but the Star of Bethlehem is luminous from within. It does not need the sun because God is its light:
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And in the spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. It has the glory of God and a radiance like a very rare jewel, like jasper, clear as crystal.
It has a great, high wall with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates are inscribed the names of the twelve tribes of the Israelites; on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. And the wall of the city has twelve foundations, and on them are the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The angel who talked to me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city and its gates and walls. The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width; and he measured the city with his rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal. He also measured its wall, one hundred forty-four cubits by human measurement, which the angel was using.
The wall is built of jasper, while the city is pure gold, clear as glass. The foundations of the wall of the city are adorned with every jewel; the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. And the twelve gates are twelve pearls, each of the gates is a single pearl, and the street of the city is pure gold, transparent as glass.
I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it. Its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations.
But nothing unclean will enter it, nor anyone who practices abomination or falsehood, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (Revelation 21:9-27 NRSV)
As an inventor, my mind is always looking what is hidden and not obvious to most others. The city of God – the Heavenly Jerusalem is occupied by redeemed people who are no longer subject to the physical laws of the Daleth dimension because they now live in the Heh dimension. They can visit burning galaxies or even visit the interior of a fiery furnace like the fourth person who appeared when Daniel’s friends were thrown into a furnace heated up seven times hotter than usual. (Daniel 3:19-27) This story shows us that even being close to an angel suspends the natural laws of the Daleth dimension.
The City of God will be as bright as the sun, and I believe that it will also radiate heat. Therefore, its distance from earth as it hovers over the earth will definitely change the weather pattern for either good or bad. For example, a change in the satellite city’s location could cause droughts over areas that are in need of punishment. In fact Zechariah 14:16-19 states that nations who fail to come yearly to Jerusalem to worship the King of Kings and keep the Feast of Tabernacles will be punished in this manner.
We read that a high mountain rises up at the center of the earthly Jerusalem. On this mountain sits the Fourth Temple filled with the mysterious Shekinah, cloud of glory, which demonstrates God’s presence in the Daleth dimension. Why does God choose to represent His presence with a cloud? Is it to provide a covering so that the heat of the suspended city above is canceled out? Think about it for yourself. Learn how to make your own discoveries in Bible study.
The immortal elect will live in the Satellite City of Jerusalem in order to implement the plan of God’s New World Order. Jesus/Yeshua will also reside there, in close contact with humankind. After a thousand years the city will move again and be placed on a new earth. It will permanently rest on the new earth and no longer be a satellite floating from one place to another.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; they will be His peoples, and God Himself will be with them; He will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”
And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Then He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life. Those who conquer will inherit these things, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21:1-8 NRSV)
Donald H. Harrison, "Cosmetics Heir Ronald Lauder Hopes To Avert a Water Disaster in Israel," S. D. Jewish Press-Heritage, July 7, 2000. (Available on the World Wide Web, http://www.jewishsightseeing.com/usa/california/ san_diego/cong_beth_am/sd07-28sounding_the_alarm.htm)