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The Final Rebellion: Menorah Radio Interview 3/3 (Audio)

Part 3 of 3 interview with author/lecturer Douglas Hamp as we conclude the discussion on the Millennial Kingdom and his latest project “Twilight of Eternity.”

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A Graphic New Look at the Second Coming and Armageddon:

•What are the conditions of the Earth before Jesus comes?
•How do the heavens pass away?
•What happens to the earth at Jesus’ fiery return?
•Where is the Battle of Armageddon?
•How will Jesus fight when he comes back?

Millennium:

If the earth is destroyed and the heavens pass away at the second coming of Jesus, then what will there be during the Millennium? What is the beloved city that Satan will attack after the thousand years? Why is the New Jerusalem called the bride of Christ?  These and questions are answered in this teaching Power Point presentation!

 

The Final Rebelliion:

Douglas examines the Scriptural  clues of Satan’s final rebellion when the 1000 years have expired and he and the nations come up against the beloved city.  Further clues considered to unlock this strange passage:
•The bodies  and role of immortals
•How will high tech be low tech?
•How will the Millennial sacrifices act like a protective shield for the mortals?
•Will mortals have a one hundred year grace period?
•How will the river of life and the tree of life transform mortals?
•How long will Satan have to deceive the nations?
•Why will fire come from  God?
Messianic Age: The Millennium and Beyond ($30 value – free)
Much of our eschatology rightly deals with the events that lead up to the Second Coming of Jesus. However, little attention is given to looking at the events that happen thereafter. This class explores from a very Bible-centric perspective the Messianic Age / Millennium. We begin by understanding how taking God’s Word literally reveals many exciting details of our glorious future. We also look at: the centrality of Israel, our future bodies, aspects of daily life, the size of the City, the decorations of the city, God’s dwelling with mankind, the role of the river of life and trees of life, what the Rabbis and Church Fathers thought about the Millennium, when the creation of the New Heavens and New Earth occurs. This 2 credit class was taught at Calvary Chapel bible College.

Interview part one

Interview part two

Satan’s Plot to Kill the Sons of Jacob (Antisemitism): Lessons from the Edge of Eternity

Antisemitism has always been a problem but it is on the rise again after a slight remission after WWII. Why has Satan been so keen on trying to destroy the Jewish people. The following is from my new book, Edge of Eternity, Book One. The book reads like fantasy but is chocked full of theology. In this scene, Rakhil (the slanderer, i.e. Satan) plots how to still be victorious against Elyon (God) after Aryeh (Jesus) rescues Enosh (Adam) from the Bor/Sheol (Pit/Grave). Your feedback is most welcome.

 

Rakhíl’s New Plan

Rakhíl glared furiously yet helplessly at the rescue of those once trapped by his plan. He needed a dry and deserted place where the sons of Enosh could not be for he could not stand to look upon the vermin in his rage. (Mat 12:43) In a flash he

The Desert of Danakil

was gone and his commanders followed suit and in just moments they touched down on the harsh, bleak and deadly environment of the desert of Danakíl. It was a brutal wasteland of volcanoes, lava lakes and scorching hot air filled with deadly gases, bubbling sulfur pits emitting a foul stench, and multicolored acid salt ponds leaving colored salt deposits. They landed on the wasteland like falling stars and then quickly regrouped to consider their course of action.

“What are we going to do?” asked the Prince of Parás, one of Rakhíl’s top commanders. “You have been the de-facto ruler over this world (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11) since the time of the Downfall with us each holding a region as our domain. (Dan 10:13, 20; Job 1:6, 7) We have held legal and lawful rights over the planet because of the breach of contract on Enosh’s part.” He said disgruntled walking a semi-circle around a small bubbling lava-pit looking menacingly at Rakhíl. “So long as the debt, the lien, if you will, remained then Elyón could never come back and take possession of the planet. The lien which guaranteed Rakhíl the ability to claim adverse possession over the planet was broken when Aryeh relinquished his life. (Heb 9:16, 17)  Now we are undone because you failed to kill Aryeh, son of Elyón while he was still a young child and (Mat 2:16) you failed to dissuade him (Mat 4:1-11) when he began speaking publicly of his assignment Elyón had given him. He simply ignored your attempts and fulfilled his objective which was to free Enosh and his kin! Did you not see that he could satisfy the legal demands of the contract which neither Enosh nor any of his descendants were worthy to pay because they were in breach of it? Aryeh fulfilled it in literally every way. He was the rightful and legal kinsman to sons of Ya’akov, and Benyishai. He was one of Enosh’s descendants and yet without wickedness or genetic defect.

He merely brushed you off,” he said flicking his hand to the ground, “when you offered to give him all of the kingdoms of the world and their glory if he would just fall down and worship you.” (Mat 4:8, 9) He again said gesturing like someone prostrating. “You assured us that there would no way to overturn the treachery of Enosh. Yet the lien which guaranteed you the ability to claim adverse possession over the planet was broken when Aryeh relinquished his life. (Heb 9:16, 17) Your plan seemed flawless until this moment because now your rule and our rule is broken.” The commander said disdainfully. “It is done. He has accomplished his assignment to break the debt which Enosh’s actions had brought upon Elyón’s creation, which he had benefited to Enosh. His forfeiture of all authority and rights which Elyón had given over the Earth to Enosh in perpetuity was our stronghold. (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11) Without it Elyón can now take possession of that which is rightfully his! We are finished!” He said spitefully.

“Silence,” barked the Prince of Yaván another top commander who was standing close to the Dark Lord. “Rakhíl was right to rise up to liberate us from the oppression of Elyón. Imagine if you were still under his rule – you would be groveling at the feet of the sons of Enosh right now like our spineless brothers Mikha-El, Gavri-El and the rest are doing. They have no freedom to do as they please. They must serve the vermin.”

“You understand nothing,” Rakhíl sneered stepping forward to answer his accuser. Even in his disfigured form, his presence was still imposing. “This is indeed a victory for Elyón, but it is not the end of the road by any means. We still have some vital moves to play in this ancient struggle. Elyón’s desire has been to be with the sons of Enosh face to face.” (Exod 33:11; Lev 26:12; Num 12:8; Matt 5:8; Matt 18:10; Rom 8:18; 1Cor 13:12; 1John 3:2; Rev 7:14, 21:3, 22:4) He knows that once the veil comes down then the Earth will undergo radical changes. (Rom 8:19-22; 2 Pet 3:10, Rev 6:14; Isa 34:4) Therefore we still have an opportunity to yet overturn Elyón’s work before he reasserts his presence on the earth. Elyón has promised to deliver to the sons of Ya’akov, the ones he has set apart, the kingdom forever, and ever.’ (Dan 7:18; Isa 60:14)

What do you imagine would happen if they were not around to receive it?” He asked rhetorically gazing scornfully at them. “The key is the utter destruction of the sons of Ya’akov. Once we destroy them completely then we will demonstrate Elyón to be a liar and his entire right to rule can be legally challenged. Elyón promised there would be physical, non-resurrected sons of Ya’akov to inhabit the kingdom who would live in the land (Isa 65:9) and that their days would be like the days of a tree, and his elect, the sons of Ya’akov, would long enjoy the work of their hands. (Isa 65:22) If there were no physical descendants left, then the promise could never be fulfilled and Elyón and he would be at an impasse.”

“However,” the Prince of Paras interrupted inquisitive, though still with contempt toward the Dark Lord, “Elyón will never permit a direct attack on Yisra-El in the same way that it was not possible to attack Yov (Job 1:12, 2:6) until the impenetrable barrier was removed. (Job 1:10) Furthermore, Elyón has stationed Mikha-El as their chief prince to stand watch over them (Dan 12:1) and a formidable foe he is; something you learned at the death of Moshe when the two of you fought over Moshe’s body. You slandered your nemesis, yet he dared not bring a slanderous accusation against you and instead used a greater weapon and by invoking Elyón to rebuke you and you were forced to retreat. (Jude 1:9) We cannot attack Yisra-El and hope to be victorious.

As if that were not enough,” he continued, “Elyón has acted craftily through Aryeh and his selfless and humble act,” he grimaced showing how he despised him to the core. “He integrated the nations (Rom 11:19) into the commonwealth of Yisra-El. (Eph 2:19) This was something that had not formerly been revealed to us! It was obvious that Elyón has played favorites by electing the sons of Ya’akov to be his people, (1Chr 16:13; Ps 33:12, 105:6, 43, 135:4; Isa 45:4, 65:9, 22) his special treasure, (Deut 14:2) and his inheritance (Exod 15:15, 19:5, 34:9; Deut 4:20 7:6, 9:26) before the foundation of the world”[i] (Eph 1:4) he said sarcastically. “We know how his Archives is literally filled with passage after passage of such declarations. Yet again, you did not anticipate how Elyón planned to not only give the sons of Ya’akov a part in the age to come, but to all of the sons of Enosh.” He said disapprovingly.

“The mystery that the nations should be fellow heirs, should be of the same body, partakers of his promise (Eph 3:6) was hidden in Elyón. (Eph 3:9) Only now has it been disclosed to us (Eph 3:10) through this new commonwealth of Yisra-El (Eph 2:19; Eph 3:11) where the nations who were once far off – outsiders of the commonwealth and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without Elyón, have now been brought in by the life-force of Aryeh,” (Eph 2:12, 13) he said contemptuously.

“Your lack of imagination is the source of your insolence.” Rakhíl countered unnerved by their insubordination. “Elyón’s perennial affection for the sons of Enosh and his favoritism toward the sons of Ya’akov will be his downfall. Do you not see the glaring weakness which we will exploit to the fullest?” He said staring venomously at the Prince of Parás who dared challenge his wisdom. “Your silence is welcomed and now I see you need a little refresher in history,” he mocked, “You recall Bilam, the seer, son of Beor of the land of Pethor the prophet who was prevented from cursing the sons of Ya’akov when brought to the land of Moav because Elyón had placed a blessing on them which was impossible to breach. (Gen 12:1-2) Thus, Bilam was not able to curse them regardless how much gold and treasures he was offered. Elyón has made an irrevocable promise to Avram and his sons (Rom 11:29; Gen 15) and nothing we can do will ever overturn that promise. (Num 22:12, 18, 35, 24:10-13; Deut 23:5)

I hope, students,” he continued his jeering, “that you now recall the answer; Bilam informed Balak that if their young women went in and seduced the sons of Yisra-El to perform rites in their temples, then Elyón himself would remove the hedge of protection then they would easily fall before their enemies.” (Num 24:14, 31:16; Mic 6:5; Rev 2:14)  You see, Bilam was prevented from cursing them…but he was able to get them to curse themselves.

Therefore, you mindless fools, this unexpected new paradigm of Yisra-El and the nations as equals in terms of their restoration in the age to come regardless of their distinct roles (Rom 2, Eph 2:12) is in fact the key to us victoriously overthrowing Yisra-El. All we need to do is to convince the nations and peoples that they are not merely integrated into the commonwealth of Yisra-El, but actually a replacement of it.” (Rom 11:1-2, 16-24) He chuckled. “Once that seed of discord is planted” he snickered again at his own imagination, “it will germinate into hatred and eventually persecution of the people Elyón had chosen to be at the center of his kingdom. (Dan 7:18; Duet 28:13; Isa 62:7) You see, while we cannot not actually touch the apple of Elyón’s eye, the nations who have come in to the commonwealth, who have been integrated with Yisra-El, can in fact gouge his eye when they destroy Yisra-El and even be convinced that in so doing they are doing Elyón’s bidding,”[ii] He stated confidently. “Not only will such actions serve to weaken and destroy Yisra-El, but over time the sons and daughters of Yisra-El (John 1:11) will be repelled by the very name of Aryeh, because it will in his name that great atrocities will occur, thanks to the seeds of discord that we shall sow. Our powerful countermeasure is turning the world against the sons of Ya’akov when they are eliminated then there would be no beneficiary to receive the benefits of the will. (Heb 9:16, 17)

You must go like in previous times and flatter the people brought into the commonwealth so that they boast and imagine that they support the root, when in fact the root supports them. (Rom 11:18) Our first step will be to encourage them to believe that Elyón is finished with Yisra-El whom he elected years before, despite his clear statements otherwise. (1Sam 12:22; Ps 94:14; Jer 31:35-37; Rom 11:1-2)  We will then persuade them that they, the nations, have replaced Yisra-El (Rom 11:13-18) and once they are convinced of that, then they will view themselves as the ones Elyón has elected. With that as their premise, then they will logically conclude that Elyón’s election is not simply an invitation to be front and center in his kingdom (Mat 22:1-14) but rather is a matter of life eternal. Following their logic, they will be convinced that their election means that Elyón has chosen some to receive eternal life and others, automatically, through no decision or action of their own, to be destroyed in the fiery stream of Elyón. Once these beliefs have taken root then it will be simply a matter of time until the nations will be in complete agreement that the sons of Ya’akov are a cancer, a blight, which needs to be eradicated and wiped off the map of the world. (Ps 83:1-4) When that day comes, we will answer the call,” Rakhíl said relishing the cunning of his plan. “I can savor the vitality of the sons of Ya’akov’s life-force that will be spilled in the name of Aryeh, but actually in our honor before our final victory. That is imagination!” He said looking sternly at the Prince of Paras.

All the fallen malakhim laughed greedily and in agreement at the insidious plan of their leader. “You are worthy, Lord Rakhíl,” the Prince of Paras said falling at his feet while others shouted along with all of the others.

Rakhíl looked at the others disdainfully. When this new truth, he thought to himself,  that Elyón is finished with Yisra-El and has replaced them with the “nations” is firmly rooted and when Yisra-El is back in the land, then I will implement the next phase of my plan; posing as the Promised One himself.



[i] See my latest paper Why God Did Not Elect Calvinists Part Two

[ii]  He was proven accurate through the doctrine of Chrysostom Augustine and others who taught that Yisra-El had forfeited Elyón’s election and the nations, which had been brought into the commonwealth of Isra-El, had replaced Yisra-El! In time the nations persecuted Elyón’s people in the name of the very one who had come to restore them. The manuscripts are replete with passages where Elyón said that he would never abandon his people Yisra-El, (1Sam 12:22; Ps 94:14; Jer 31:35-37) whom he had elected and foreknown. (Rom 11:1-2; 1Pet 1:2) There is also a plethora of evidence outside of the ancient manuscripts we are examining which demonstrate how Rakhíl was able to subtly convince the nations which professed a relationship to Arye that they had replaced Yisra-El, though, for the sake of brevity, we must limit our survey of the manuscripts to how Elyón would restore the whole world, in which Yisra-El played a central role.

Luther, Calvin Charles D. Provan. The Church Is Israel Now: The Transfer Of Conditional Privilege. ISBN 978-1-879998-39-1 (supports supersessionism)

 

 

He is Risen, Lessons from the Edge of Eternity

The following snippet is from my upcoming book “Edge of Eternity.”

“No one took my life from me,” Aryeh said joyously. “I laid it down of my own free will; I had the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again!” (John 10:18) Enosh looked at those around him amazed at his proclamation for there was saying there among the dead, “what valiant man can live and not see death? Who can deliver himself from the power of Sheol?” (Ps 89:48) Enosh rejoiced at the thought that the place had no power over him and that death would have no power over him. (John 11:25; Rom 14:8; 2 Cor 5:14; Rev 1:18)

“Now I shall depart,” he said resolutely. Elyón is not leaving my soul in Sheol and is not allowing me to experience corruption. (Ps 16:10) The keys of Sheol and the keys of Death are now mine.” (Rev 1:18) Then he was gone. The virtuous dead cheered for it was the first time that anyone had ever left the Bor of his own accord!

 Yet still Enosh remained.

“It has now been thirty seven days since Aryeh left Sheol and yet here we remain,” Enosh said to Hava and the millions who were standing near them. “He promised he will deliver us from the depths of Sheol because his kindness for us great. (Ps 86:13) Hava said reassuringly. Elyón will truly redeem us from the power of Sheol. He will surely receive us! (Ps 49:15) Suddenly they felt themselves lifting up out of Sheol.

“At last,” Enosh called out joyfully. “We are finally, at the appointed time, escaping the place of our banishment. What a gift has given to us!” (Eph 4:8) They were quickly up over the Earth, though no living mortal could see them. They looked over and saw Aryeh also ascending from the Earth to a cloud which hid him from the living standing on the Earth below (Acts 1:9; Rev 12:5) as a door in the veil opened. (Acts 7:55, 56)

Enosh considered the days before there was a veil and how Elyón had simply wanted live with him and his sons and daughters without any separation between them. (Ezek 37:28, 43:9; 2Cor 6:16; Rev 7:15; 21:3) He had wanted to make his home with them and share his heart –  (John 14:23) all cut short cut short by the slander of Rakhíl. (I John 3:8) Consequently, Elyón’s compassion forced him to put a wall of separation (Eph 2:14) between himself and Earth to destroy it. (Isa 30:33) The veil had shielded the earth and its inhabitants from Elyón’s fiery lightning presence which was too powerful the degenerative and decaying Earth (Exod 19:18; Ps 97:5, 104:32) Only at the time at the restoration of all things, (Acts 3:21) when Enosh and sons (Rom 8:19-21) clothed with yeshuáh ((Proverbs 13:9, 20:20, 24:20; Job 18:5, 21:17; Isa 61:10; Dan 12:3; Mat 13:43; Rev 19:8) could the veil come down. (Isa 25:6-7, 34:4; 2Pet 3:10)

Rakhíl stood looking at Enosh and Hava and their sons and daughters passing by him through the second realm of heaven into the third, the domain of Elyón. He was utterly stunned by the expense that Elyón went to rescue the sons of Enosh. He was speechless for a time because he had calculated so cunningly and precisely that Enosh and his sons would never be free and would be slaves in Sheol forevermore. His authority over the planet was broken. He knew that Elyón could have squashed him at any moment if it were merely a matter of power. However, Elyón had given the earth to Enosh and he had foolishly forfeited it to Rakhíl which gave him authority over Enosh and his kin and the very planet itself; that was why he was able to take Aryeh and show him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory could give Aryeh all those things if he would just fall down and worship him. (Mat 4:8)

Rakhíl was obviously not willing to relinquish his authority freely which is why Elyón did not send Aryeh immediately after the Downfall but now Aryeh had completely disarmed him and his malakhim through his selfless and humiliating act on the tree and had made a public spectacle of them. (Col 2:15) Aryeh fixed his eyes which were like flames of fire on Rakhíl as he victoriously marched past with the captives declaring, “You have been judged (John 16:11) because from the power of Sheol I am rescuing them, from death I am redeeming them. Death, where are your plagues?!” Aryeh mocked. “Sheol, where is your destruction?!” He said laughing joyfully. “My eyes will remain closed to your pleas for compassion.”(Hos 13:14)

Enosh smiled jestingly at Rakhíl, the prince of the power of the air and at his principalities, his powers, his rulers of darkness of that age, and past the spiritual hosts of wickedness in those heavenly places behind the veil (Eph 6:12) as they traveled triumphantly past who all looked on with contorted, exasperated and confounded faces at those who were formerly slaves without any apparent hope. (Col 2:15) Aryeh led his entourage to his throne which was at the right hand of Elyón; all of the rebellious malakhim, authorities, and powers had been made subject to Him. (1Pet 3:22)

Aryeh saved them from the power of darkness and brought them into his kingdom (Col 1:13) because he overcame Rakhíl. They had been slaves under the basic principles of the world, yet when the appropriate time had come, Elyón sent Aryeh, born of a woman under the law of sin and death (Gal 4:4; Rom 8:2) in order to redeem those who were under the law and adopt them as sons of Elyón with the spirit of Aryeh in their hearts they would cry out “Abba!” (Gal 4:5-6) They actually became new creations and were born not of the earth but of the immaterial, created directly by Elyón (2 Cor 5:17; Gal 6:15)

We thank you, Aryeh,” Enosh said, “for you are far above every ruler, authority, power, dominion, and every name that can be named, not only in in this age, but also in the age to come!”  (Eph 4:10, 1:21)

The above snippet is from my upcoming book “Edge of Eternity.”

The Death of the Promised One, Lessons from New Book, “the Edge of Eternity”

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My new book, Edge of Eternity is centered on the time of the millennium and to fully explain the details of the millennium many foundational issues must be considered. The following snippet details Jesus (Aryeh) descending to the grave (Sheol).

Suddenly the earth began to quake (Mat 27:54) and Aryeh, son of Elyón, the King, the Promised One stood before them. “How glorious he is!” Enosh said rejoicing to those around him. “But why is he here in Sheol?” he said confused. Aryeh seemed even more beautiful than when he had first beheld his face at his creation and yet, somehow, he was different; his face was marred (Isa 52:14) and he appeared as a lamb that had been slain. (Isa 53:7; Rev 5:6) “Has he truly died?” He asked those around him in disbelief that Aryeh, son of Elyón could ever look like that. “How can his death free us from the power of Sheol?” The moment he said that it struck him in his very core; Aryeh had been willing to be beaten, mocked, and die a shameful and cruel death on account of his treachery! (Isa 53) He, the Promised One, Enosh realized, the glorious King himself, suffered for my sedition once for all, an innocent person, for me, the guilty! (1Pet 3:18) Enosh could say nothing and lowered his head in shame. “Enosh!” Aryeh said looking over at him with the same sparkle and joy in his eye when he had first created him. “I did it for the joy that is now mine. (Heb 12:2) Now I can take you, and all here who have waited for me, to Siyon, my City.”

He walked over to the great chasm which was separating those who were waiting for him and those who were not. He looked deep into the darkness of the chasm, to the lowest rung of the Bor to the imprisoned rebellious malakhim, who had revolted along with Rakhíl, and who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noakh (1Pet 3:20) and were locked up for the judgment of the great Day (Jude 1:6-7) They were the ones who did not keep within their proper domain but crossed the boundary and abandoned their own non-terrestrial bodies[i] when they took the daughters of Enosh for wives, indulging in sexual immorality and pursuing unnatural desire by mingling with the seed of men (Dan 2:43) fathering the fallen ones, the Nephilim. (Gen 6:1-4; Dan 2:43; 2 Pet 2:4; Jude 1:6-7)

“It…is…done!” He triumphantly thundered (John 19:30) at them. They attempted to lift their necks to look at their conqueror yet their unbreakable, eternal chains bound them so tightly they could even move. (Jude 1:6-7) They also remained speechless daring not open their mouths at the sight of him. (Isa 52:15)

 “Your stronghold is broken!” Aryeh chuckled happily. “Rakhíl, the ruler of the cosmos is judged and shall be cast out. (John 12:31) The power of death which Rakhíl used to keep the sons of Enosh in bondage and fear of death all their lives (Heb 2:14, 15) I have taken from him. (John 14:30) Both he and you are finally judged after so many years.” (John 16:11)



[i] In 2 Cor 5:2 we read of putting off the earthly habitation (the physical body) and putting on a heavenly habitation (spiritual body). The word oiketerion (οἰκητήριον) (habitation) is the same word used in 2 Pet 2:4. For we know that if our earthly house, [this] tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in [this] tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. (2 Cor 5:1-4 NKJV)

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