Section 9 1. Earth division. 2. Great day Christ's.
Following steps are that: from birth of Arpharxad till a birth of his son Salah are 35 years, Gen.11:12 *, from Salah to Eber 30 years, Gen.11:14, from Eber to Peleg 34 years, Gen.11:16. Here we have reached the following mark of a world history upon which it is necessary to dwell. About this event connected with name of Peleg, we read in two places of the Scripture: Gen.10:25 and 1 Chr.1:19. Peleg it is named by this name therefore, we read here, that in his days earth was divided. Before to talk about it is more detailed, we will count up number of the years which have passed from Adam to Peleg. About these years speech just went above: 1659 + 35 + 30 + 34 = 1758 (or in 101 year after the flood). By what is remarkable this event, an event at that time, in days of Peleg?
Look at a world map. Well considerably, that the western part of Africa the outlines as though "runs" into rupture between Northern and the South America and the most east part of present Brazil just corresponds to contours of opposite African continent around Nigeria. Well also conformity of contours of the African and Asian continents in a place of their rupture occupied nowadays with Red sea is appreciable. All it specifies that all continents known now (not excluding and Australia, which contours of coast are similar to contours of some part of India), that all these separate continents once made themselves one earth or uniform, huge supercontinent for which some have thought up even the name: Panged. This uniform earth is mentioned in Gen. 1:9, 10. It existed and in days of the flood and was divided only in days of Peleg. Since then has passed more than four thousand years. Certainly, this great affair has occurred at will of the Lord.
After this short stop on this event we accepted time again to continue travel under the Bible. Till now we had time to track the first 1758 of human history, having stopped for some time at these days of Peleg. The further steps are that: from birth of Peleg till a birth of his son Reu - 30 years, Gen.11:18; from Reu to Serug - 32 years, Gen.11:20; from Serug to Nahor are 30 years, Gen.11:22; from Nahor to Terah 29 years, Gen.11:24; at last, from Terah till a birth of his son of Abraham - 70 years, Gen.11:26. On this great person also we will stop off, wherefore he is the father of all believers, Rom.4:11, Gal.3:7. Abraham is the first person in the Old Testament in connection with which the name of the Christ is mentioned, Gal.3:16. Abraham knew about the Christ. Here that the Christ speaks about it: « Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad », John.8:56. All that told above means, that Abraham saw day of Jesus Christ. Here we have met one more unknown page of the Bible. I do not remember any case that someone preached on a theme of this verse, i.e. John.8:56. They could read it, but I never heard anything intelligible concerning this verse. I hold the opinion, that the Bible is full of secrets, it very raised book and contains the depth of riches and wisdom and knowledge of God, Rom.11:33. Meanwhile, it is too frequent and in many places of Russia it is necessary to meet ignorant opinion, that all truth of the Bible are known for a long time, and if and not so, it is possible to go on biblical courses and there all explain … Some thought, that day Christ's means Golgotha and Abraham rejoiced, having seen the crucified Christ … But when the Christ spoke about Abraham, He has not been crucified yet. There were also other thoughts, that Abraham saw day of Christmas of the Christ, is really very joyful day … This list it is possible to continue and further, that, for example, Abraham saw the future resurrection of the Christ from dead or day of his Transfiguration. But all these thoughts and explanations were not confirmed by the Scripture. Meanwhile, importance of this saying of Jesus is great, as well the Day mentioned by him. It is clear from the Gospel from Luke, 17:24 where the Christ again mentions The Day. We will read this place completely: «For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation». From this place of the Scripture it is absolutely clear, that day of the Son of man or Christ's day is future day of his Coming in which he will appear. Right after these words the Christ gives as an example Noah and Lot then has told: « Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed », Luke.17:30. Further, till the end of this chapter, the Lord in detail speaks about events which will occur that Day. However, it is impossible to regard this great Day as our short calendar day. According to the Christ follows, that Coming will occur within several days: « And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man », Luke.17:26. So, by words « Day Christ's » it is necessary to understand some period in which there will be those many events connected with his Coming. In more details about these events it is possible to read at the Evangelist of the Matthew, 24:27 where again we meet the same words: « For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be ». This place once again confirms, that his Coming means. Before Coming will occur such events as eclipse of the sun and the moon which actually will grow dim all over the world (and not for 5 minutes, but for many days). But these words about the sun and the moon have also allegoric sense which too will come true (in this case in relation to Church), Mat.24:29 as the Church part will be physically exterminated, and, therefore cannot testify any more with former force (to shine) to world around, Dan 11:33, Rev.6:11, 12, Mat.22:6, etc. Will occur also falling of stars from the heaven on the earth. And though this sign will be visible in the sky by eyes human, it also has allegoric sense, as under it is meant falling of Satan and his angels (i.e. stars) from the heaven, as a result of war in the heaven, Rev.12:4, 7-9, 8:12. But all these events only precede Coming, this yet the Coming. Further in Mat.24:30 already it is spoken about a sign connected with Coming. The sign consists that living on the earth will see the Son of man in his power and glory. As inhabitants of the earth will behave, having seen this sign is described in Rev.6:15: 17 - having seen of the coming Lord, they will mourn. It will be crying about the pity spiritual estate, about the sinful life from which they have not devoted any day for service to the God. Flight «in caves and in gorges of mounts» (that is to hide in cellars and refuges of the many-storey houses which narrow streets are similar to gorges) then will begin. Flight will be in order to hide «from the face of him who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb». People will feel that for their sinful life they have merited anger of the Lord. For us one detail is important here: people will see the Lord Jesus SITTING ON the THRONE, Rev.6:16. Really, after falling of the Satan and his angels from the heaven, Rev.12:9, in the heaven will be heard the loud voice proclaiming that “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ”, Rev.12:10. Here that will proclaim loud voices in the heaven: «The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever», Rev.11:15. When this event will occur, in the heaven will worship to the God, speaking: « We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, who art and who wast, that thou hast taken thy great power and begun to reign”, Rev.11:17. So, it is a question of Jesus Christ Accession after “shall the prince of this world be cast out”, John.12:31. To this great Day rejoiced Abraham, it rejoiced to that the Christ will begin to reign and that henceforth will reign forever and ever. Abraham rejoiced also to that from the prince of this world will be taken away his dominion to consume and to destroy the saints unto the end, Dan. 7:25, 26. He rejoiced to that «the Kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him», Dan.7:27.
Day of Accession of Jesus is the greatest Day in history of the earthly and heavenly world. There is no other day similar to this great Day. The way of the Christ by this Day has begun with times described in the book of Genesis, including since times of Abraham to which it has been told about the Christ. I think, that not only it has been told, but also it is shown, after all the God can show the future events in vision or otherwise. It is clearly told, that Abraham “saw it, and was glad”, Jn.8:56. We also rejoice to this Day, expecting his Coming, and we believe, that this day when the Christ will receive a kingdom and will come back, soon will come, Luke.19:12. While, in expectation of his Accession, we pray: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven, Mat.6:10. Having begun with times of the book of Genesis, a way of Jesus by The Day hitherto yet has not ended, however already only few years remain before end of this great way when “shall he sit upon the throne of his glory”, Mat.25:31.
Much from told remains to unknown also because in these questions there was nobody to be engaged. Still until recently service of God of many peasants of Russia consisted that it could cross the stomach or a mouth during a dinner or departing to a dream. The pity spiritual estate of an overwhelming part of the population is well described by writer Lev Tolstoy in his books. The Bible has been translated on modern Russian only about 130 years ago. Even after occurrence of the first messengers of the Gospel in which number it is possible to name Ivan Prokhanov, Riaboshapka and many other faithful followers of the Christ, announcing of the book of Revelation has a little moved ahead. It because all these workers were engaged, basically, the preaching of that part of the Gospels which has the direct relation to salvation. Besides this preaching occurred in the conditions of strong counteraction from adherents of not evangelical church. To all to it the ruin, hunger and epidemic accompanied, so treasures of the book of Revelation and of those places of the Bible which refer to it, remained almost not touched up to now. There is a set and other reasons which to name we here not begin, but to leave without the use such great treasure of knowledge what is comprised by prophecies of the book of Revelation, - it is impossible more. The time in order Revelation became property of all Church has come. Here to what conclusions we have come as a result of this short meeting with forefather Abraham on pages of the book of Genesis.
Some marks of the life of Abraham are that: the Birthplace - Ur of the Chaldees, Gen.11:27, 28. Having left Ur, he lived with the father in Haran before he is 75 years old, Gen.12:4. Taking into account those steps which we already had time to pass, we will count up number of years which have passed from Adam till a birth of Abraham: 1758 + 30 + 32 + 30 + 29 + 70 = 1949.
So, having left Ur, Abraham has went with the father and the wife to Haran, where lived before he is 75. In 24 years when Abraham was 99 years old, circumcision, Gen.17:24 has been given by the God. That is it has occurred in 2048 from Adam: 1949 + 99 = 2048. Ishmael, the son of Abraham who also has accepted circumcision, at that time was 13 years old, Gen.17:25, 26. Hence, he was born, when Abraham was 86 years old. At last, when Abraham was 100 years old, was born his son Isaac, Gen.21:5, that is he was born in 2049 from Adam (1949 + 100 = 2049). We will continue our travel on Bible pages.
In 18th chapter of the book of Genesis is described the meeting of Abraham with three men, Gen.18:2 from which one was the Lord, Gen.18:10 - 13 who talked to Abraham and then has left, Gen.18:33. Two remained were Angels, Gen.19:1. This meeting occurred one year prior to birth of Isaac, Gen.18:14, i.e. in 2048. Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah which has occurred after visit of those Angels, thus, was in the same 2048 after Adam (Genesis 19th chapter see). Abraham has died at the age of 175 years, Gen.25:7, that is in 2124 (1949 + 175 = 2124).
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