Creation’s Contradiction Riddle
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It is important to realize that Yahweh God builds and establishes things according to set patterns. He warned Moses regarding building the tabernacle, “See that you make all things according to the pattern which was shown you on the mountain.” Why? Because they served as “a copy and shadow of the heavenly things” (Hebrews 8:5).
When you go through the Scriptures, from Genesis 1 to the twenty-four elders in Revelation, Yahweh God is order and government, even Law. So, it is also inevitable that His Creation of the kingdom of heaven on earth will follow a specific chronological order and pattern. And, if you want to know that pattern, all you have to do is begin in Genesis 1. Let us examine this pattern, and two others as well, so as to see what Yahweh God evidences—what He is doing and what He will do.
First, in the preceding opening section, in order to lay out the general conflict in these two Creation accounts, we spoke in simplistic terms regarding Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 and 3. And for convenience we will continue to use this parallel. However, the separation in these two accounts is actually at Genesis 2:3, with verse 4 starting the differing account. In Genesis 2:1-3, there is day seven that is relevant to the Genesis 1 account. Then the different account starts in verse 4, beginning anew with the statement:
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens.
In order to understand Genesis 1, look at it as a testimony, a parable of what Yahweh will do towards establishing His kingdom in and over man upon this earth. Paul wrote, “the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual” (1 Corinthians 15:46). The natural therefore reveals the spiritual, and this is what we see in Genesis 1, as well as in 2 and 3.
To understand this parable, first, and very importantly, we notice that Yahweh’s name is distinctly absent in Genesis 1. Second, the days of creation are laid out in a seven-day pattern of 1, 2, 3, and a repeat 1, 2, 3, followed by the seventh day. You can read about this pattern in The Waltz of Life, page 2. As you will see, this pattern is most important.
1–2–3, 1–2–3, 7
Now, add to this information what we noted in the writing, Trinities, page 8, and what we find is what the church, begun 2,000 years ago, would be like if it was good and righteous and fully successful. As noted in that writing, it would be 3,000 years of effectual ministry—or three days of creation—and on their eighth day, or Sunday, they would rest. To help you understand this, as seen below there were 4,000 years of man before Yahshua’s coming (black), followed by what should have been 4,000 years of an effectual church period.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
That is why Christianity’s sabbath is on Sunday (versus Saturday), marked above in blue. They would labor days 5, 6, and 7, marked in red, and rest on the 8th, their sabbath rest. Do you see that this is the Genesis 1 Creation pattern with the merging of the two 1, 2, 3s?
So, the Genesis 1 Creation pattern of 1, 2, 3, and 7, is actually applied in the chronological place of 5, 6, 7, and 8.
1 2 3 7
5 6 7 8
BUT, there is an inherent problem with this placement: THE KINGDOM WAS GIVEN TO MAN TOO EARLY AND HE WOULD FAIL! This failure is of course MOST obvious at this point in time. And, we see this recipe for failure in Genesis 1.
Everything looks good in Genesis 1, does it not? BUT, there is something critically missing. This is indeed the pattern that is going to bring forth the kingdom, as Immanuel will come on the seventh day and bring the Millennial Reign. But, let us ask a simple but important question: How can anyone say that the last six days, 6,000 years of man, have been “good”? With Satan on the earth and flesh man, they have been anything but good, including the thus-far 2,000 years of the church! So, what is missing in Genesis 1? The answer: Yahweh’s name!
Anytime Yahweh’s name is absent in the Bible, it speaks of the people being in bondage! In the book of Esther, in the book of Daniel (with exception to chapter 9 when Daniel cried out in repentance), and most notably beginning in Genesis 40 onward, Yahweh’s name is distinctly absent! Why? Because anytime Yahweh’s people were in captivity—whether it be to the Babylonians or the Assyrians or the Egyptians or even to the Romans—He withdrew His name! And the one time it is used in post Genesis 39, is in chapter 49, verse 18, where there is one last gasp of breath, one final cry of hope, which in fact says it all regarding captivity: “For Your salvation I wait, O Yahweh!”
So, today we ask: Is the name of Yahweh in the New Testament, or is it on the tongues of Christians? NO! The Jews stopped using His name five hundred years before the church began, and Christians followed suit with the same. Why? Because for 2,000 years the church has been in “Roman” captivity, in bondage! Also, has Yahweh been present on this earth as He was in the original Garden (Genesis 3:8)? No. The only time God has been here after the fall has been for thirty-three and a half years, which included a brief three and a half years during Yahshua’s ministry. Outside of this, God’s bodily presence has not been here and Satan has ruled.
Therefore, what Genesis 1—that does not have the name of Yahweh—tells us, is that as wonderful as it may appear to be “good,” it will not work for man! It is good, but as with anything that is from above, man from below corrupts and destroys it, and it kills him. (We will examine this some more in the next section.) The absence of His name in Genesis 1 tells us that those first 7,000 years of man without His bodily presence would be bondage. And as the solution to man’s failure, on the seventh day Immanuel must come back and Himself labor on the sabbath, just as He repeatedly testified while He was here on this earth. (In fact, as set out in The Issue – II, page 12, there will not be the true sabbath rest, the Jubilee, until the completion of 42,000 years from Creation. Also, the only rest there will be in the Millennial Reign will be for the two-part Bride, who enter into heavenly bodies and cease laboring in this earthy flesh.) Thus, with this failure of man per the kingdom, Genesis 2 then starts over, this time with Yahweh’s name, and proceeds to tell us what will in fact take place. But before turning there, let us examine another similar testimony/evidence to this same ill outcome—Moses’s eight trips up Mount Sinai, and Elijah’s ninth.
Moses’s eight trips up Mount Sinai, along with Elijah’s fulfilling ninth, are a pattern of the first 9,000 years of mankind. Here we will concentrate on years 5,000 thru 9,000.
Yahshua came at the very end of the 4,000th year. The 5,000th and the 6,000th years are now known history as well. These have been the first 2,000 years of the church. So, correlating these with Moses’s fifth and sixth trips up the mountain, what do we find?
First, it is most interesting that on Moses’s third trip up Sinai, he was told to bring Aaron up with him next time, which of course would have been the fourth trip (Exodus 19:24). However, we find that Aaron was not brought up until the fifth trip. On that trip, Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel (Exodus 24:9-11). This was the only time Yahweh allowed anyone else to come up Sinai, and would coincide with the fact that in the 5,000th year man entered into the kingdom of heaven, the church!
Next, on Moses’s sixth trip up Sinai, he was up there for forty days and forty nights without food or water, which coincides with the like testimony of forty years in the wilderness. This has in fact been the experience of kingdom man for 2,000 years. Furthermore, when Moses came down the mountain on Pentecost, the sons of Israel were found to be displeasing to Yahweh God, and Moses broke the tablets of the Law and 3,000 were killed.
Now, is this making sense to you? At this present point in time, is the church found pleasing to Yahweh God? Not at all! They are sitting down to eat and rising up to play (Exodus 32:6), and they are not worshiping the true God. If He gave them the remaining third 1,000 years, it would be the same outcome as it was for the 3,000 who were killed on that day of Pentecost. Kingdom man has died for 2,000 years, and he would continue to die for the third 1,000 years. All 3,000 years of the church would be found displeasing and end in inescapable death.
So, what do we find in Moses’s seventh trip up the mountain? Moses was told to go into the Promised Land, and that an angel would go before them, but He would not go with them (Exodus 32:31 thru 33:3). What did the people do? They repented (Exodus 33:4-6), Moses went into the tent of meeting to talk face to face with Yahweh, he asked to know His ways, and Yahweh changed His mind and said that His presence would indeed go with them into the Land. In like manner, though the church has a right to 3,000 years, Immanuel must equally change His mind, come early, and His presence indeed be with us in this 7,000th year—Immanuel in the Millennial Reign!
So, what was Moses’s experience in his eighth and final trip up Sinai, and what is on the other side of the Millennial Reign when Immanuel comes and labors on the sabbath? Moses once again received the Law, written by the hand of God, and brought the tablets back intact. And for the ninth trip, Elijah equally ascended Mount Sinai, and thereupon fulfilled the promises given to Moses in Exodus 33:18-23. You can read more about this by clicking here. This, with Moses’s eighth trip, would coincide with the 2,000-year Elijah period of the Body of Christ in the 8,000th and 9,000th years (as noted above). And with this completion, they too will ascend alive into heaven to receive their immortal bodies. Thus, with the completion of these 9,000 years of gestation, the born-from-above fully completed kingdom of heaven will be birthed to the earth. (To understand more about the ascension of the Bride and the Body, read Resurrection and Judgment.)
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