Appendix 7 - Enoch: The Man who impressed God

 (This study is based only on the 12 Bible verses speaking of Enoch:

Genesis 5-18 to 24; Hebrews 11-5 to 6; Jude 14 to 16

+ all the verses cited in the text of the study

and in no way on the book of Enoch, not inspired by the Holy Spirit)

 

Enoch: The happy and yet nevertheless visionary Man of the judgment of God, who made us inherit "The Blessing of Enoch": The Mercy of God for all humanity (The salvation of God will therefore be made accessible to all)

 

  1. Etymology of Enoch: From the Hebrew name (Chanokh) meaning "consecrated", "dedicated", "He who supports the world"

 

Proverbs 28-14 Happy is the man that fears (The Lord) alway. 

 

  1. Enoch: The Man (6th in the line of Seth), perfectly happy (7th in the line of Adam)

Perfectly in communion with His Great Friend, His God, Enoch has obtained the mercy of God for 1000 generations, that is for all the post-diluvian humanity (after the flood, all the men are descendants of Noah, so also of Enoch and therefore of Seth / Adam).

According to Exodus 20-5 / 6: I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous God, who punishes the iniquity of the fathers over the children until the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 and who give mercy to a thousand generations to those who love me and keep my commandments.

Enoch has therefore obtained as a special gift from His Friend: the longest duration of mercy for his descendants, the Mercy of God for 1000 generations, or for all men, good and wicked, that God is bound to bless according to His Perfection to faithfully fulfill His Word, and that we are also bound to bless according to our perfection (received by Christ - 1 Corint 2-30) to faithfully fulfill His Word:

Matthew 5-43 You have heard that it has been said, you shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat and persecute you, 45 so that you may be the son of your Father who is in heaven; for God makes his sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and it rains upon the just and the unjust. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward do you deserve? Do not publicans act the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing extraordinary? Do not pagans do the same? 48 Be therefore perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Luke 6-35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend without hope. And your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for it is good for the ungrateful and for the wicked. 36 Be merciful, as your Father is merciful.

1 Corinthians 2-30 But of God, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption: 31 that, according as it is written, "He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord."

 

Enoch walked 300 years with God, 5 x 60 = 300 years with God.

5 times Enoch has pulverized God's record of walking time with God: 60 years.

The Lord God was so pleased that He took him with Him and Enoch was no longer on the earth.

Genesis 5-21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah. 22 Enoch walked with God after he became the father of Methuselah three hundred years, and became the father of sons and daughters. 23 All the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty-five years.  24 Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.

 

Before his rapture, Enoch had received the testimony that he was pleasing to God. Hebrews 11-5

 

  1. Enoch at the age of 65 was amazed to became the father of his Son Methuselah.

As he sought to name his child and questioned God, Enoch in the first days of his son's life had a terrifying vision that allowed him (that obliged him) to name his child Methuselah.

Methuselah or Methuwshelach according to the Hebrew Bible Lexicon = "javelin man" = "at his death, the javelin" (ie: the flood) or more precisely, the meteorite which will draw in the sky a huge shinning and dazzling javelin when it will strike Earth. (See Chap 56-b)

Enoch was so impressed by this frightening vision that he feared God and devoted himself to God. God was delighted to see that Enoch dedicated himself at the age of 65 for 5 x 60 years = 300 years, so God took him with him after such a heart fellowship of his child with him.

 

                     Meteorite in Corsica the 20/09/2018                                Meteorite in Russia on 15/02/2013

                                                                                                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVmqVIY4VAk

Habakkuk 3-11 The sun and moon stood still in the sky, at the light of your arrows as they went,

at the shining of your glittering spear. ================>

 

Zechariah 9-14 The LORD above them will appear, and his arrow will go flash like lightning, ================>

The Lord will sound the trumpet, He will come in the hurricane of the south.

 

When a large meteorite falls on the ground, the flash produced is far superior to sunlight or lunar light, and the shock wave is more violent than a hurricane.

 

  1. In the same way as:

- Jesus saw the stars falling from the sky (Matthew 24-29),

- John saw the Revelation of Jesus Christ and its consequences for humanity (See a summary in Chapter 26),

- Enoch saw the terrible consequences for the land that God's javelin would cause.

Enoch saw the myriad of meteorites, but one of those meteorites was particularly impressive, it was like God's javelin, thrown at a vertiginous speed against ... the earth, which God had entrusted to the man who had rebelled against Him, this in judgment of all men because of their acts of impiety and all the injurious words that impious sinners have spoken against him.

Jude 14 And it was also for them that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied in these words, Behold, the Lord has come with his numbered saints, 15 to bring judgment against all, and to give an account to all impious among them of all the acts of impiety which they have committed, and of all the injurious words uttered against him by impious sinners.

In view of this terrible vision, Enoch questioned God his Friend, he was able to discuss and pray for 300 years and he finally obtained the clemency and patience of God for his family, he got the promise that his son ... (this will be his great-grandson Noah) would be strong enough and obedient to ... build a way of salvation. Enoch has obtained the promise of the mercy of his Friend, His God, for 1000 generations. If there was an ark of salvation, it is also thanks to this marvelous friendship between Enoch and His God.

 

This disaster was to happen after the death of his son Metuschelah ("On his death, the Javelin of God"). Whenever he called his son Methuselah, he reminded his heart and his contemporaries of the judgment to come, proclaiming what his God had entrusted to him as a Friend.

Metuschelah, impressed by the apocalyptic vision his father Enoch has told him, was late for 187 years to marry and engender his son Lemech, so Lemec was slow to engender Noah (meaning: rest, tranquility) for 182 years.

Noah has also been slow to father his sons for… 500 years. Noah, this simple, quiet man, saw his grandfather Metuselah grow old and remained braked and pensive in his hope as the world of that time sank deeper into sin. And then one day the hope, the faith in the merciful God of his great-grandfather Enoch, whom he had not known, but of which his grandfather Metuschela spoke to him, his hope in God pushed him to also take a wife and he certainly had triplets in one fell swoop, 3 sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth (the Bible does not differentiate the date of their birth, God was eager to fulfill His purposes and He put ways). Noah continued to walk with God in the image of Enoch and God communicated to him his plan of salvation for his family. His 3 sons grew up and very quickly they were able to help him in his great mission of building the ark of God. They all spent their childhood next to their father drawing, cutting and shaping wood, stone, iron; take care of the animals; to work the land ; to master the fire and the water ... under the inspiration of their Friend, their Great Teacher, the Lord of all the universe, these 4 men Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth have become experts.

At the end of 100 years, the ark of God was ready for the family of Noah and the animals of the earth. (see Annex 14)

 

Genesis 7-6 Noah was six hundred years old, when the flood of waters was on the earth. 7 And Noah went into the ark with his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives, to escape the waters of the flood. 8 Of the pure animals and the animals that are not pure, the birds and all that moves on the earth, 9 he entered the ark near Noah, two by two, a male and a female, as God had commanded Noah. 10 Seven days later the waters of the flood were on the earth. 11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep gushed forth, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 The rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights ... 24 The waters were heavy on the earth for a hundred and fifty days.

At the time of the Flood of Noah: It then occurs what we have detailed (in Chapter 56-b and in Annex 2)

A 1st huge meteorite impacts the Earth and breaks the water belt surrounding the Earth (Genesis 1-6 / 7), with a meteor shower. In a single day, on the 17th of the 2nd month, the shield of water above the atmosphere is destroyed and a huge mass of water falls violently on the Earth; likewise, the earth's crust breaks under the shock of the meteorite, releasing the internal water sources to the Earth. The water shield finishes raining for 40 days. 150 days later, a second huge meteorite impacts the Earth covered with water and the Ark floating on the water does not suffer damage while the Earth's crust breaks under the impact of the (or many) meteorite(s) and high mountain ranges appear on the earth in a few minutes opposite the impact(s).

 

  1. Enoch did not go through death, but we can not see God and live,

according to Exodus 33- 20 And Jehovah said to Moses, you shall not be able to see my face, for man can not see me and live.

So we think Enoch is waiting for his last mission before going through death. This mission could be that of the two witnesses of Revelation 11 whose origin is not mentioned. Many see in them and hesitate between:

- Enoch the prophet of the first and second global terrestrial cataclysms,

- Moses guides and supports the people of Israel (but the Bible claims that he has already passed through death)

- Elijah the prophet used to send down fire from heaven,

- John the visionary prophet of the end times (who may eventually live until the return of His Lord - John 21-23)

   => 2 olive trees and 2 candlesticks symbol of Israel and the Church,

   => Enoch and John or Elijah and John?

Revelation 11-3 And I will give to my two witnesses the power to prophesy, clothed with sackcloth, for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. 4 These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 If anyone wants to hurt them, fire comes out of their mouth and devours their enemies; and if anyone wants to hurt them, he must be killed in this way. 6 They have power to shut up the heavens, that rain may not fall in the days of their prophecy; and they have the power to turn the waters into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, whenever they wish.

7 When they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war on them, defeat them, and kill them. 8 And their bodies will be in the place of the great city, which is called, in a spiritual sense, Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified. 9 Men from among the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations, will see their dead bodies for three days and a half, and they will not allow their bodies to be put in a sepulcher. 10 And because of them the inhabitants of the earth will rejoice and be glad, and they will send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented the inhabitants of the earth.

11 After the three and a half days a spirit of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear came upon those who saw them. 12 And they heard a voice from heaven saying to them, Go up here. And they went up to heaven in the cloud; and their enemies saw them. 13 At that time there was a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell; seven thousand men were slain in this earthquake, and the rest were frightened and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Mission of judgment of the impious men and at the same time of support and encouragement of the people of God which will end with a brief passage through death as their Lord, for three days and a half, in Jerusalem.

Mission entrusted certainly to Elijah and John ...

 

But for Enoch, he may be only the witness here below of the fulfillment of His Divine Friend's promise.

Enoch is still alive today and in 2020, he is 5512 years old.

GOD took him and set him apart ... as a witness to history?

 

 

2 Kings 2-11 It happened, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 Elisha saw it, and he cried, "My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!" He saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes and tore them in two pieces. 13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of the Jordan. 14 He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and struck the waters, and said, "Where is Yahweh, the God of Elijah?" When he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha went over.

If Elijah was rapture by a chariot of fire and horses of fire, it could also be so for Enoch.

On leaving Elie left his clothes there and Elisha was able to recover them after tearing his own clothes.

Elijah and Enoch therefore put on special clothing after their removal.

Today Enoch may be traveling in this same type of chariot of fire around the globe and he is perhaps sometimes assimilated to a UFO moving at high speed.

This environment of "fire" perhaps gives him an almost total invisibility.

Being pre-diluvian like Noah, he must measure approximately 3.6 meters - See Annex 7i and Annex 14-1a.

If Enoch is one of the 2 witnesses of Revelation 11, he will be easily recognized by his exceptional size.

Like Elijah, he is certainly supplied by crows in a secluded place in the world, on a mountain or in a corner of the Amazon rainforest. The angels are at his service and allow him to move around and witness history.

Jesus is called the first born of the dead, to be the first of all. Colossians 1-18

Enoch therefore has not yet put on his glorious spiritual body. But his fellowship with God gives him access to the tree of life beyond the cherubim who wave their flaming swords, like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, before the fall.

 

 

  1. The departure of Enoch, his rapture from Earth took place after a life of 365 years,

either prophetically, a year of day that the new year would count, of the new earth after the flood.

 

Daniel 2-21 God changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding; 22 he reveals the deep and secret things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

 

Before the flood the earth rotated in 360 days around the sun: "1 time" according to God (See Chapter 56-a)

After the flood, the earth will turn in 365 days around the sun: "a reminder" for God and man of

               The promise of blessing that Enoch had obtained for all Humanity.

                The Earth carries the number of Enoch: 365 days

After the return of Christ, during the Millennium, the earth will be entrusted to the Bride of the Lamb according Rev.2-26

               The earth will certainly turn again in 360 days around the sun

               (the number of the Bride of the Lamb coming from the man: 60 x 6), in "1 time" from GOD,

               To allow also the man to reach again a longevity close to 1000 years;

               But also to cut off immediately the ungodly sinner according to

Isaiah 65-20 There will be no more children nor old men who do not fulfill their days; for he who dies at the age of one hundred shall be young, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be cursed.

Why this sudden curse inflicted on the sinner: For the patience of God will be finished to the sinner who can not in any way live in an insulting way before the Lord present on the earth during all the Millennium. The 1000 generations after Enoch will certainly be passed, in more than 5000 years after Enoch until the beginning of the Millennium, 4114-622-365 + 2026 = 5153 years, if we consider the 3 sons of Noah separately because it is from them that the nations that came spread over the earth after the flood, Genesis 10-32.

After Enoch: Métuschélah, Lémec, Noé, Sem, (+ Cham and Japhet; 6 patriarchs witnesses of the Mercy of God including 4 successive generations)

After them there remains therefore: 1000-4 = 996 generations

 

the 3 sons of Noah populated the whole earth and the following 16 different branches were to witness the Mercy of God independently of each other:

Japheth had 7 sons according to Genesis10-2: Gomer, Magog, Madaï, Javan, Tubal, Méschec and Tiras.

Cham had 4 sons according to Genesis10-6: Cusch, Mitsraïm, Puth and Canaan

Sem had 5 sons according to Genesis10-22: Elam, Assur, Arpacschad, Lud and Aram

Either for these 3 then 16 different branches of the family tree that generated all of humanity,

            An average of 5153/996 x 3 = 15.52 years or 5153/996 x 16 = 82.78 years per generation,

Which is the current average longevity in Israel. (see End Chap 72-13-L-3)

In His Mercy, God has waited as much as possible during each successive generation.

 

In the day of the Lord, God will break His covenant of grace which He has treated with all peoples. The time of His grace and mercy will be over.

Zechariah 11-10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people. 11 And it was broken in that day. (King James version)

Zechariah 11-10 I took my staff Favor (Grace), and cut it apart, that I might break my covenant that I had made with all the peoples. 11 It was broken in that day. (World English version)

  

 

  1. Enoch was the man of communion with God,

the man who impressed God, by his faith he was agreeable to God; he knew that God is the rewarder of those who seek him. Enoch obtained a blessing encompassing the entire humanity between the two major cataclysms that it will undergo: The Flood and The Greatest Earthquake, both caused by "the Javelins of God". God has pledged to bless "good and wicked" by signing on the earth itself, by giving him the imprint of Enoch: the earth will turn in 365,256 days around the sun reminiscent of the exact duration of the life of Enoch .

 

God was really impressed by Enoch and the communion He could have with him.

 

Before his rapture, Enoch had received the testimony that he was pleasing to God. Hebrews 11-5

 

 

  1. The 2 major cataclysms that the earth will undergo because of the man disobedience :

            The Flood and The 2nd Great World Cataclysm before the end of the Great Tribulation will both be caused by :

 

"The Javelins of God"

 

  • The Flood                             2 passages of meteorites spaced 150 days = 5 months - Genesis 7-24

in the year 1656 after the creation of Adam (according to Genesis 5),

And 1656 - 622 - 365 = 669 years after the departure of Enoch,

And 4114 - 1656 = 2458 years before Christ (2457.87)

(See dates in Chapter 56-c and corrected below)

 

  • The Greatest Earthquake   2 passages of meteorites spaced 150 days = 5 months - Revelation 9-10

     at the end of the            in 2021 (Rapture = Apocalypse initiator event) + 7 years (Great Tribulation)

  apocalyptic plagues        => in January 2029 AD (Day of the Lord, preceded by the Greatest Earthquake

                                              caused by meteorites, this day is made unpredictable according to Jesus by

          darkening of the sun and the moon - Revelation 16-17-21 and see detail in Annex 2).

 

  • An interval of                        2457 + 2026 = 4483 years = 365.25 x 12 + 100 = 4383 + 100     (2026 full years)

Divine Mercy :                          (Rotation of the Earth around the sun in 365.25629 days / year)

After the 12 Divine Life Time of Enoch, The Harvest will be complete,

12 hours of Enoch's 365 years, 100 is the symbol of God's patience.

The Time Measurement of Divine Mercy will be shaken and overflow.

100: is also symbol of the Plenitude of the Redeemed Elects (see Chapter 53-a)

 

1 Peter 3-20 the patience of God was prolonged in the days of Noah during the construction of the ark, in which a small number of people, that is to say, eight, were saved through the water .

The construction of the ark lasted 100 years, depending on how long Noah needed to complete the work God had entrusted to him.

Genesis 5-32 Noah, five hundred years old, begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6-8 But Noah found favor in the sight of the LORD. 9 This is the seed of Noah. Noah was a just and honest man in his time; Noah walked with God. 10 Noah begot three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 The earth was corrupt before God, the earth was full of violence. 12 God looked on the earth, and behold, she was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way on the earth. 13 Then God said to Noah, The end of all flesh is stopped by me; because they filled the earth with violence; Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an arch of gopher wood ...

Genesis 7-6 Noah was six hundred years old, when the flood of waters was on the earth ... 11 The year six hundred of Noah's life, the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, that day all the springs of the great abyss sprang forth, and the windows of heaven were opened.

                                                            => Additional time of God's patience = 100 years

 

 

=> The Clock of God was based exactly on the life of Enoch

 

  • The 12th Hour                      We are in the 12th hour that would have started in:

2026 - 100 (101) - 365 = year 1561/1560

=> see below the publication of the last edition of the Institution of the Christian Religion in year 1559 by John Calvin, a "clarification of the Christian doctrine" after many hours of darkness.  See paragraph m

 

From the hollow of the pit, from the career of this world, Christ will extract his Jewel, His Beloved. Isaiah 51-1

 

 

 

 

All times of God are hidden in His Word, and a child can find them.

 

Deuteronomy 29-29 The secret things belong to Yahweh our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Proverbs 25-2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter.

 

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Various Reminders and Addition

 

  1. Biblical years: (Chapter 56-c corrected)

 

Number of years from the creation of Adam to the Great Sign in Heaven: 6000 years

To the announcement by God of the fulfillment of his promise: Here is your wife My Son

Since September 24, 2017 (date of the Great Sign) The Bride of the Lamb (Zion) finishes her preparation to meet Her Heavenly Bridegroom, Her Beloved Jesus.

6000 years [4114 + 2027 - 130 (delay for the birth of Seth) - 7 (years of tribulation) - 4 (Great Sign before the Rapture of the Saints) = 6000 years]                                                          (See Chapter 56d)

2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 have therefore been 4 years given by God for the increasingly urgent final preparation of the Bride of the Lamb.                                                      (See Chapter 76-13e)

2 Corinthians 11-2 I am jealous of you with a jealousy of God, because I have betrothed, fianced you to one husband, to present you to Christ as a pure virgin.

Revelation 21-2 And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Galatians 4-26 Jerusalem above is free, she is our mother.

Psalm 87-5 And of Zion it is said, All were born therein, and the Most High establishes it. 6 The LORD counts by writing the peoples, This is where they were born.

Matthew 22-2 The kingdom of heaven is like a king who made a wedding feast for his son. 3 He sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast; but they did not want to come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, Tell them that are invited, Behold, I have prepared my feast; my oxen and my fat animals are killed, everything is ready, come to the wedding.

 

Declining lifespan of generations since Noah

from Dr John C. Sanford - LogosRA.org : Genetics proves man degeneration.

 

 

j) Between the 2 times of the Rapture and the Transport - In a Safety Place by the angels, it will be necessary to have Faith to await the end of The Great Tribulation: The Day of the Lord            (Corrected and completed on April 12-18, 2020)

 

Let us look in detail at what God says by

1- Daniel then,

2 - John in Revelation for,

3 - The date of the Lord's Day

4 - The date mentioned in the Clock of God inspired by the Life of Enoch

5 - The last battle

 

1 - Daniel 12-5 And I, Daniel, looked, and, behold, two other men were standing, one below the edge of the river, and the other beyond the edge of the river. 6 One of them said to the man dressed in linen, who stood above the waters of the river, when will these wonders end? 7 And I heard the man dressed in linen, who stood above the waters of the river; he lifted up his right hand and his left hand toward the heavens, and he swore by him who lives forever that it will be in a time, times, and half a time, and that all these things will end when the strength of the people saint will be entirely broken (when he has finished breaking the strength of the holy people). 8 I heard, but I did not understand; and I said, My Lord, what will be the outcome of these things? 9 He answered, Go, Daniel, for these words will be kept secret and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, bleached and purified; the wicked will do evil and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have intelligence will understand (the wise will understand).

11 From the time when the perpetual sacrifice will cease, and the abomination of the devastator will be erected,

there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days (1260 + 30 = 1290d).

12 Blessed is he who will wait, and who will arrive up to one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days (1260 + 75 = 1335d)!

King James version: 11 And from the time (that) the daily (sacrifice) shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, (there shall be) a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

13 And you walk toward your end; you will rest, and you will stand for your inheritance at the end of the days.

Here are Verses 11 and 12 in Hebrews: (reading from right to left)

The word "הַתָּמִ֔יד" translated by "the daily", often in connection with a sacrifice, (but the word sacrifice is absent from the original text in Hebrew), can be translated by: regular, continual, perpetual, persevering.

We can therefore translate verse 11 by:

From the time when the perseverant will be removed, and the abomination erected ...

Which reminds us of the word of Jesus: He who endures to the end will be saved. Matthew 24-12

Jesus describes as "persevering, watching" those who will be saved; both for the Rapture and for His Return in Glory.

"If you are not awake, you will not know what time I will come." Revelation 3-3

We therefore believe that Daniel 12-11 designates the time of departure of the Body of Christ persevering and watching at the time of the Rapture of the Saints.

Rapture of the Saints + 1290 days => Desecration of the Jewish place of sacrifice by the anti-Christ.

If November 12, 2021 + 1290 days => May 25, 2025 - abomination of desolation

Then,

We can translate verse 12 by: Blessed (happy, confirmed) He who waits and that comes 1335 days.

We believe that Daniel 12-12 designates the time of putting in safety by the angels, of persevering and vigilant believers at the time of the Coming in Glory of Jesus the Messiah of Israel.

Blessed is the one who still waits 1335 days for: The putting in safety of the Chosen Ones by the angels, under Golgotha, on the Day of the Lord, which is the day of The Coming in Glory of Jesus the Messiah of Israel they have pierced. (See Chapter 52)

Desecration of the place of sacrifice + 1335 days => Putting in Safety of the Elects by angels

 

Here is the exact count of The Great Tribulation: 7 years + 68 days

And Its Meaning for the Israel of God, The People Elected by God's Promise to Abraham, Genesis 12, 13, 15

 

Rapture of the Saints + 1290 days => Desecration of the place of sacrifice + 1335 days => Putting in Safety of the Elects

(1290 + 1335 = 2625 = 7 x 365.25 + 68 days)

(2625 = 6 x 360 + 365 + 100 days)

6 x 360                 Time recalling the Covenant of God with man, See Chapter 48-d-4

   + 365                 Times recalling the Covenant of God with Enoch, See paragraph h

   + 100 days        as for the Clock of God, See paragraph h

= 2625 days         But in reality, these 100 days will be removed, See below paragraph d-5-2)

Meaning:

6 x 360                 Duration of Trial Time for Jacob-Israel

   + 365                 With in final the mark of the life of Enoch and its Set apart before God

    The strength of the Holy People will be entirely shattered by this ordeal, Daniel 12-7

    But, like Jacob-Israel at the end of his life,

    He will worship his God leaning upon the top of his staff, Hebrews 11-21, Genesis 47-31

    and will meet His Messiah in the valley of the mountains, under Golgotha, See Annexes 3, 4, 5

 

Revelation 12-5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. Her child was caught up to God, and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that there they may nourish her one thousand two hundred sixty days (1260d).

7 There was war in Heaven. Michael and his angels made war on the dragon. The dragon and his angels made war. 8 They did not prevail, neither was a place found for him any more in heaven. 9 The great dragon was thrown down, the old serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now is come the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ; for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night. 11 They overcame him because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death. 12 Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil has gone down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a short time."

13 When the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14 Two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, so that she might be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time [(1+2+0.5) x 360 = 1260d], from the face of the serpent. 15 The serpent spewed water out of his mouth after the woman like a river, that he might cause her to be carried away by the stream. 16 The earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon spewed out of his mouth. 17 The dragon grew angry with the woman and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep God's commandments and hold Jesus' testimony.

 

After the Rapture of The Saints, the disarray on earth will be such that it will take some time:

  • To the world to make the link with the true Christians who will have disappeared, stabilize the chao engendered, stop looting, murders and set up the impious man, the seducer, the son of perdition: the anti-Christ (2 Thessalonians 2) to rebuild the collapsed economies and promise peace and security through the official ecumenical and inter-religious religion built at the same time by the false prophet of anti-Christ, tolerated and tolerating all deviations.
  • To repentant believers to meet again and constitute The True Zion again,
  • Nourished in the desert in the secret place known to God for 1260 days,
  • The gatherings of the True Church will no longer be manifest in the buildings often erected for the glory of man, but will be held in small groups in houses, in unsuspected, secret places which will be revealed by the Holy Spirit to those who obey him.
  • They will follow the example of the 2 Witnesses (Revelation 11) who will also prophesy during these 1260 days, filled and subject to the Spirit of Truth, attached to what makes the force of true piety: the fear of God 3 times Holy .
  • The 144,000 Messianic Jews (Revelation 7 and 14), converted to Christ following the revelation received during the Rapture of Saints and also encouraged by the 2 Witnesses, will preach the Gospel of the Kingdom during the tribulation. They will therefore be persecuted by the Antichrist and his government.
  • This time of disarray will last: 30 days
  • 30 days to establish the Alliance between the devastator (the beast) and several for 7 years

30 days to elect a charismatic, powerful, and seductive leader.

Daniel 9-27 He will make a solid alliance with many for a week, and during the middle of the week he will put an end to the sacrifice and the offering; the devastator will do the most abominable things, until ruin and what has been resolved melt on the devastator.

Revelation 13-1 Then I saw rising from the sea a beast which had ten horns and seven heads, and on its horns ten tiaras, and on its heads names of blasphemy.

30 days to establish peace in the Middle East between Israel and the Arab coalition. See Annex 10-b

The beast will govern for 7 years a group of 7 heads (group of nations) with 10 horns (nations):

We can assume the following 7 groups among the top 27 political and financial powers, and the 10 internationally influential nations:

1 United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Mexico (Americas + Commonwealth)

2 China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

3 European Union: Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland

4 Russia

5 India

6 Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, and Iran, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Iraq

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

7 Israel

Whoever rules these nations will rule the world ... The beast: the anti-Christ

 

After (30 + 1260 = 1290 days) the anti-Christ will desecrate the place of Jewish sacrifice, possessed by the devil, he will want to be worshiped like God, and seeing the resistance of God's people in Israel, he will put to death the 2 witnesses of God then will make war against the remains of the posterity of Zion, those who keep the commandments of God (Israel) and those who have the testimony of Jesus (new Christians). This in a generalized and official way with the cooperation of the whole world after 75 days (75 = 1335 - 1260).

  • This time of seduction and submission of the world to the new established laws will last: 75 days

75 days to establish and enforce the new law of the beast.

  • The persecution will be generalized in all nations, according to the prophecy of Jesus:

Matthew 24-9: Then you will be delivered to torment, and you will be killed; and you will be hated by all nations, because of my name.

    • After the deaths of the 2 witnesses and their powerful ministry in total opposition to the world government, and in order to avoid further economic disasters caused by these 2 prophets, the beast will enact laws firmly prohibiting all unofficial beliefs.
    • Any believer not officially registered and not bearing the mark of the beast (666 on the forehead or the hand - Revelation 13-16 / 18) will be considered fanatic, dangerous and therefore worthy of death in accordance with what will have been done to their 2 ringleaders executed in Jerusalem..
    • Despite the prohibitions, true faith will spread greatly, The True Zion will be nourished in the desert in the secret place known to God for another 1260 days, an innumerable crowd of all languages ​​will reach salvation (Revelation 7-9) but many will be good often persecuted to death, beheaded, to finally come back to life and reign for 1000 years with Christ (Revelation 20-4).
    • Daniel 7-25 He will speak words against the Most High, he will oppress the saints of the Most High, and he will hope to change the times and the law; and the saints will be delivered into his hands for a time, (plural of 2) times, and half a time [(1 + 2 + 0.5) x 360 = 1260d].

•  The world will prosper, and when men say peace and security, a sudden ruin will surprise them (1 Thessalonians 5-3) See detail in Chapter 26.

 

The purpose of this book is to warn The People of God of the imminence of the Saints’ Rapture,

       so, I will not look in more detail at the chronology of the apocalyptic plagues.

  • An unexpected rain of huge meteorites will occur: The 6th Seal of Revelation                                 A sudden Ruin starts at the latest

The other meteor showers will follow one another for at least 5 months.                                                                    Mid-July 2025

According to Revelation 9-11 and the scenario detailed in Annex 2)                                                                     (365x12+100 after Flood)

  • The plagues announced by the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Trumpets are very fast, a few days.                                
  • The plague announced by the 4th Trumpet: Duration of the Day shortened to 16 h (See Chapter 36)       End July - August 2025
  • The only duration given is that of the plague-torment announced by the 5th Trumpet: 5 months = 150 days.
  • The plague-death-war announced by the 6th Trumpet: Army of 200 million => 1/3 of humanity killed by

   fire, smoke, sulfur coming out of their mouths for a period of       certainly several days.

  • 1st Cup: Ulcers,                                                                                       certainly several days.
  • 2nd and 3rd Cups: Waters changed into blood,                                  certainly several days.
  • 4th Cup: Men burned by the fire of the sun,                                      certainly several days.
  • 5th Cup: Darkness and pain,                                                                  certainly several days.
  • 6th Cup: The Euphrates dries,                                                               certainly several days.                              (~6months after 6th Seal)
  • 7th Cup: Earthquake + hail,                                                                    very fast, a few days.                                          January 2026
  • Between the 4th trumpet and the 7th Cup, there are therefore: a few days + 150 days + several days + a few days;

but the first 6 Cups may continue after the 7th Cup.

  • If the Rapture of Saints does take place Nov. 12, 2021 ,                                                                            (deduction from Rapture)

Then between Nov. 12, 2021 and January 19, 2029, there will be 2625 daysDay of the Lord                                  January 12, 2029

 

 

3 - The countdown for The Lord's Day

Rapture of the Saints + 1290 days => Desecration of the place of sacrifice + 1335 days => Safety of the Chosen

If we add up these detailed times (1290 + 1335 = 2625 days = 7 x 365.25 + 68d)

If the Rapture of Saints does take place Nov. 12, 2021 (See Chapter 76-22),

Then between Nov. 12, 2021 and January 19, 2029, there will be 2625 days: Day of the Lord

either 7 years, and 68 days; but not 2625 x 24 = 63000 H

 

But these days of the greatest distress that the world will experience will be shortened, cut to save the Elects (Chapters 4 & 36 and Annex 2). It is here that only the Almighty Power of God comes into play that, while shortening the days (shortening the duration of the days) will nevertheless fulfill his Word and the days counted and detailed in Daniel (7-25, 9-27, 12 -7 & 11) and in Revelation (7-14, 11-2, 12-6 & 14, 13-5).

Jesus therefore specifies that the duration of the days at the end of the great tribulation will no longer be the same.

The rotation of the earth will be accelerated according to the Prophet Amos.

Amos 8-9 On that day, saith the Lord GOD, I will make the sun set at noon, and I will darken the earth in broad daylight.

The sun and the moon will be entirely hidden from the sight of men.

Matthew 24-30 the sun will be darkened, the moon will no longer give its light.

Revelation 8-12 the fourth angel sounded the trumpet: and the third of the sun was struck, and the third of the moon, and the third of the stars, so that the third of these stars was obscured, and that the day did not appear for a third of its duration, and the same for the night. (J. Darby version) Day length shortened to 16 hours.

Daniel 12-11 Since the time when the perseverant was removed, and when the abomination of the devastator was erected, there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days (1290 = 30 + 1260 days). 12 Blessed is he who will wait, and who will reach 1335 days! (Lord's Day: 1335 = 75 + 1260 days)

 

 BEFORE July 2029 = May 1948 + 80 real years ,   Day of The Lord  but

The days being shortened in final of 1/3, 80 years would end 422 days later, i.e. July 10, 2029

BEFORE July 2022 = July 2029 – 7 years,   Rapture of the Saints

according to Psalm 90-10 and Matthew 24-34  See Chap 76-21d

 

 

4 - The date mentioned in the Calendar of God inspired by the Life of Enoch

The biblical chronology above (see paragraphs h & i), based only on the dates given in the Bible (and with the assumption that Solomon was king of Israel from 970 to 931 BC - see Historians and GOOGLE), indicates:

the 75th day after 1926 + 100 full years, i.e. July 15, 2025.

As Enoch was the visionary of the 2 major cataclysms that the earth will undergo because of the disobedience of man, The Flood and The 2nd Great World Cataclysm at the end of the Great Tribulation, both caused by:

 

<======= "the Javelins of God" ========>

 

Mid - July 2025 will certainly be the date of the First Meteorite Wave which will cause

The 2nd Great World Cataclysm which, coming from the air, will destroy all cities,

But above all will destroy all the islands and mountains of the earth

following the largest earthquake ever recorded.

Everything will be reduced before

The Mountain of God :

 =======> Golgotha <=======

 

Place Alone Elevated Before  The  Lord  God  Almighty

When the Olive Mountain will be separate in 2 parts

Place where the Lamb of God was slain,

Struck by The Wrath of God,

In place of His Children,

Because made sin

for us all,

So that

 Dead in  Christ <===========  We  became  ===========> Young Children

Christians <======= In  Him  Justice  of God =======>   A n g e l s

And may participate to The Rapture of The Saints

 

(Isaiah 2; 2 Corinthians 5-21; Revelation 16-18 to 20)

 

5 - The time between the 4th Trumpet and the 7th Cup, then finally on Lord's Day

The days are shortened, the duration of the day and the night are each 8 h and no longer 12 hours.

A 24 hours day becomes: A 16 hours day.

Revelation 8-12 The fourth angel sounded the trumpet. And a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that the third was obscured, and that the day did not appear for a third of its duration, and likewise for the night.

Jesus prophesied: The days will be shortened to save the elects.

As a man, inhabiting a body, Jesus has the right to intervene legally on earth.

In the time of The Wrath of the Lamb, Jesus will be able to accelerate the rotation of the earth.

Jesus even indicates how this will be done (Matthew 24):

  1. Stars will fall to the earth; verse 29 (See even more detailed scenario in Annex 2)
  2. The days may be shortened simply by meteorites which will tangentially impact the earth and accelerate its rotation; verse 22

Between the 4th trumpet and the 7th Cup, there are therefore: a few days + 150 days + several days + a few days; but the first 6 Cups may continue after the 7th Cup.

If the start of the apocalyptic javelins, the 6th Seal, corresponds to Mid-July 2025,

The 7th Cup may take place at the earliest 6 months after the 6th Seal, i.e. in mid-January 2026.

If The Day of the Lord takes place on 06/3/2028,          (-422 d = 1/3 of 1268 days)

So between the 4th Trumpet and The Day of the Lord it may take about 41.5 months (1268days).

3 years 5 months 19 days with 16h and not 24h days, equivalent to a duration of: 845 days, i.e. 28 months,

This will shorten by about 422 days, which is roughly 14 months or 10,128 hours.

The Patience of God in the days of Noah manifested for 100 years - 1 Peter 3-20, See paragraph h)

Will God's Solicitude for His Children Reduce These Apocalyptic Times by About 14 Months?

(14 is the number of the fullness of times: see Chapter 76 – 13h4)

 

  1. This will cause, spread an enormous quantity of material in the Earth's atmosphere to the point of hiding the sun and the moon; verse 29
  2. No one will be able to tell whether it is day or night time, time can no longer be counted. All the electrical instruments will no longer work then. The electric shocks received on earth by these meteorites will have destroyed all the electrical systems, the cities, the high mountains and the islands ... Isaiah 2-14/15

The men will work the land with their hand and will grind the wheat with 1 millstone to feed themselves (No oil, no electricity) Matthew 25-40/41.

  1. The number of survivors will be so small that man on earth will be valued by God more rare than fine gold. Isaiah 13-12. All pride will have disappeared; verse 22 and Isaiah 2-17

 

Then finally on the Lord's Day,

It is highly conceivable that when Jesus' feet land on the Mount of Olives, the earth will be slowed down in its crazy rotation (of 16 hours and no longer 24 hours) to return to a longer duration, chosen by God in view of the Millennium: 24 hours ?

The Glorious Being, Jesus the Messiah, Ruler of the earth and the heavens, will be able to brake the earth.

During This Glorious Day Known to the Triune God Alone - Zechariah 14-7: The Day of the Lord

  • Every eye will see this luminous radiance in the sky when it appears, like the lightning leaves from the East to the West - Matthew 24-27,
  • The feet of Jesus land on the Mount of Olives which splits in the middle - Zechariah 14-2,
  • A deep very wide valley of more than 4 km widens from East to West - Zacharie 14-4 and Ezéchiel 47-1 to 12, See Annexes 4 and 5
  • The earth is slowed down in its rotation from East to West by this glorious external impact - Matthew 24-27,

A day of 16 Hours becomes: A day of more than 24 hours?

In His Glorious Authority as Sovereign Master of Heaven and Earth,

Jesus with His Bride redefines earthly time in view of His Reign of a Thousand Years:

  • 1 time of God and the Bride of 6 x 60 = 360 days (earth rotation around the sun)
  • 1 day of 3x8 = 24h or 3x9 = 27h or 3x10 = 30h or 3x12 = 36 hours…?
  • Earth tilt: 23 ° becomes 0 °? No more successive seasons,
  • The trees bear fruit continuously - Ezekiel 47-12.
  • Stronger and wiser men will be able to live again for 1000 years - Isaiah 65-20.
  • A very high Mountain rises at the place of Golgotha ​​which becomes the highest mountain, a memorial for the whole earth - Isaiah 2-2 and Ezekiel 40-2 and Daniel 2-35 and Zechariah 14-16 / 21,
  • This day becomes darkness and not light by the dust projected into the atmosphere - Amos 5-20,

The light illuminating the earth will then be unique, it will only come from Him whose Name alone will be pronounced and raised in This Day. (Zechariah 14-9 The Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the only Lord, and his name will be the only name.)

  • As lightning illuminates the whole sky, its light will illuminate the whole sky.
  • His Sign will be a Dazzling Light in all the sky, and not simply in a luminous point like the sun.
  • No place will be left to another light or to a foreign fire.
  • No other glory can remain. Isaiah 2-18
  • Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father. Philippians 2-10/11
  • This dazzling light will give way to darkness, to cold and to ice but finally, towards evening (after The Just Wrath and The Holy Judgment of God) the light will appear. Zechariah 14-6/7
  • The angels transport in this Valley of the Mountains, all the Elected remnants of all the earth, of the 4 cardian points - Matthew 24-31 and 40 to 42 and Exodus 19-4,
  • At the foot of Golgotha, great are the lamentations and repentance of the Jewish People of God who finally recognizes in Jesus the Messiah whom they have pierced and rejected during so many years - Zechariah 12-10 to 11.
  • The Breath of the Mouth of the Messiah proclaiming the Word of God, annihilates the anti-Christ and all his armies gathered ; and Satan, the adversary is bound for a thousand years - 2 Thessalonians 2-8 and Revelation 19-11 / 21,

 

This is the 1st Day of the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ.

 

 

We can therefore deduce the succession of events as follows:         (See Chapter 52)

 

 

6 - The last battle

It seems unimaginable that man would push his destructive madness to want to exterminate Israel in a final battle, after all the apocalyptic plagues that the earth will undergo and the annihilation of more than 90% of humanity (See Chapter 26). This will only be evidence of the evil possession of the anti-Christ and his false prophet and his hatred of the Sovereign Master of the Universe which will lead to their destruction all their armies gathered against Jerusalem, and that Jesus Christ appearing in His Glory will destroy by the breath of His Mouth and which He will crush with the Brightness of His Advent (2 Thessalonians 2-8; Zechariah 14-3 / 12).

It should be noted, however, that the country of Israel will be largely set apart of the 6 series of meteorites that will destroy the earth. He will therefore be the target of the murderous madness of the anti-Christ.

 

 

Faith alone in the saving work of the Lord Jesus is the key to the Kingdom of God.

So, confess with your mouth: YES I believe in Jesus-Christ as my Saviour and Lord.

 

 

 

  1. CHRIST: The Perfect Man or Second Adam who accomplished the plan of salvation of God

 

JESUS proclaims 7 times as 7 thunders:

1 I have acquired from the hand of My Father

2 I have acquired all the seed of Seth,

3 I have acquired all the seed of Noah,

4 I have acquired all the descendants of Abraham,

5 I redeemed My Beloved,

6 I redeemed to raise the name of Adam,

7 I redeemed to save his offspring.                    Everything is accomplished

 

The Mystery of God is fulfilled after the Seven Thunders (essay N ° 4 of explanation with 7 Lyrics similar to Ruth 4 and

Proclaimed as thunderings by Jesus who is proud of his Bride. See Chapter 53-e)

 

 

 

  1. Jesus' salvation for everyone is very simple to obtain:

One must repent of one's sins and believe in the forgiveness of God. It’s God’s Gift to men.

 

(See in detail The Wonderful Plan of Salvation elaborated by GOD in his immense Love, Justice and Wisdom: Chapters 57 & 58)

 

 You can pray as follows :

"Lord Jesus, I am now measuring the moral distance that separates me from you, I am not ready to meet you, I need your forgiveness. I acknowledge that I have directed my own life and So, I have sinned against You. Lord Jesus, I thank You for your love and because You came into the world to die for me. I believe You died in my place in ransom for me to satisfy the Divine Justice I have despised throughout my life. I believe that You forgive me for You said, "I will not put out whoever comes to me" (John 6 - 37 and 1 - 12) and I believe that the Heavenly Father now accepts me as his child because He has accepted your sacrifice for me. And now I want to put my trust in you, to receive you in my life and to follow you. Thanks for the forgiveness of my sins. Make me the person you want me to be, I want to be ready for the great day of your coming and meeting with You, with your help, I will walk with You and I will serve you until the end. I believe in you, I trust you for my life. "

You will be saved :

Romans 10-8 The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. Now, it is the word of faith, which we preach. 9 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

 

 

  1. Year 1559 : Last edition of the Institution of the Christian religion of John Calvin

A "Clarification of Christian doctrine"                 (Year 1560 - See h: Biblical Chronology based on Enoch’s life)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Calvin#Derni%C3%A8res_ann%C3%A9es_(1555-1564)

Calvin exposes his theology in his commentaries on the Bible, as well as in his sermons and essays. But the most concise expression of his thought is found in his masterpiece, the Institution of the Christian Religion. This book offers a summary of his views on Christian theology, and Calvin wants it to be read in conjunction with his comments. While retouching this book throughout his life, the successive versions show however that his thinking, in fact, has changed little. The first edition of 1536 has only six chapters. The second, published in 1539, is three times longer, because the author completes his text with themes appearing in Melanchthon's Common Loci. In 1543, he added new passages and deepened the chapter devoted to the symbol of the apostles. The last edition of the Institution is published in 1559. The book then comprises 4 books for a total of 80 chapters, and each book bears the name of a confession of faith:

- 1) God the creator;

- 2) redemption through Jesus Christ;

- 3) the reception of the Grace of God by the Holy Spirit;

- 4) the Church.

 

The first confession in the Institution is the central theme. She argues that human wisdom has two parts: the knowledge of God, and the knowledge we have of ourselves. According to Calvin, knowledge of God is not inherent in humanity and cannot be discovered by observing nature. The only way to do this is to study the scriptures. Calvin writes, "To reach God the creator, the Holy Scriptures must be our guide and mistress." He does not try to prove the authority of the Scriptures but rather describes them as autopiston (Greek) or "some in themselves". He defends the idea of ​​the Trinity and, in a virulent controversy with the Catholic Church, affirms that religious images lead to idolatry. At the end of the first book, he offers his vision of providence by writing, "May God having created the world by his virtue, govern it and maintain by his providence, with all that is contained therein". Men are unable to understand why God wants a particular situation, but whatever their actions, good or bad, always result in the carrying out of the divine will.

 

The second book contains several essays on original sin and the fall of man; it refers directly to Augustine of Hippo, who developed these doctrines. He frequently quotes the Fathers of the Church to defend the cause of the Reformation and to deny the accusation of creating a new theology. In Calvin's mind, sin, initiated by the fall of Adam, has passed on to all of humanity. Therefore, the domination of sin is so complete that men are made to do evil. This fallen humanity therefore has a need for redemption which can only be found in Christ. Before setting out this doctrine, however, Calvin describes the special situation of Jews living in the Old Testament era. God having made a covenant with Abraham, the deep meaning of this promise is the coming of Jesus. Consequently, the old Covenant is not opposed to Christ but is on the contrary the promise. Calvin then describes the new Covenant using the symbol of the apostles, relating the suffering of Jesus on the cross and his return to judge the living and the dead. For Calvin, Christ’s obedience to the Father erases the discord that hitherto reigned between humanity and God.

In the third book, Calvin describes how the spiritual union of Christ and humanity is achieved. First, it defines faith as firm and certain knowledge of God in Christ. The immediate effects of faith are repentance and the forgiveness of sin. This is followed by spiritual regeneration which brings the believer back to the same state of holiness as that of Adam before his transgression. Complete perfection is, however, unattainable in this life and the believer must expect a continual struggle against sin. Several chapters are then devoted to the theme of justification by faith alone. Calvin defines justification as "the acceptance by which God views us as the righteous whom He received in His Grace." In this definition, it is clear that it is God who has initiative and authority, and that men play no role in it: God is sovereign in salvation. It follows that the reformers shame (vow to public hatred and contempt in order to cover with shame) indulgences, which make believe that "the purchase of Paradise [would be] taxed with certain deniers" so that "the oblations [be] ugly despendues in spangles and delicacies ”. In Chapter XIV, Calvin describes and defends the doctrine of predestination, a concept developed by Saint Augustine as opposed to the teachings of Pelagius. Other theologians, such as Thomas Aquinas and Martin Luther, have also followed the Augustinian tradition on this point. This principle, in Calvin's words, is that "God adopts some for the hope of life and adjusts others to eternal death".

 

The last book describes what he considers to be the true Church and its ministers, its authority and its sacraments. Calvin rejects the idea of ​​papal primacy, as does the accusation of schism against the reformers. For Calvin, the Church is defined as the body of the faithful who place Christ at its head. By definition, there is only one "Catholic" or "universal" Church. Ministers of the Church are described in a passage from the Epistle to the Ephesians, and this group includes apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and doctors. Calvin considers that the first three charges are limited to the New Testament period. The last two functions were created in the church in Geneva. Even though Calvin respects the work of ecumenical councils, he considers them to be subject to the word of God, that is, to the teaching of the Scriptures. He also believes that civil and religious authorities should be separated, without interference between them.

Calvin defines a sacrament as an earthly sign associated with a promise to God. According to him, only two sacraments are valid under the new Covenant: baptism and the Eucharist, as opposed to the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. He rejects the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation and the treatment of the Eucharist as a sacrifice. He also rejects the Lutheran doctrine of sacramental union, in which Christ is "in, under and in the form" of wine and bread. His thought, on this point, joined that of Zwingli. Rather than having a purely symbolic vision, Calvin notes that with the participation of the Holy Spirit, faith is nourished and strengthened by this sacrament. According to him, the Eucharist is "a secret too high to understand it in my mind, or to explain it in words. And to say briefly what it is, I feel more from experience than I can hear. "

 

 

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