Four orders in the Bible

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There are four orders in the Bible. Creation, Israel, Redemption and Church Orders.

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Four Orders:

Presented by Tony Samuel Four Orders

What are the Four Orders?:

What are the Four Orders? Why did God “begin” this order? How was it initiated? Who initiated it? /Who was responsible for every order? What was their message? How did they communicate the message? Where did they communicate? What was the result? /How will it “end”? Where am I now? What is my responsibility? How will I do my responsibility? 30 September 2011 2 Four Orders

Introduction to Four Orders:

Introduction to Four Orders God initiated all four orders. They are Creation, Israel, Redemption and Church orders. In every order God called a “man” to get involved in the order and to take responsibility to carry on. God changed his name when he selects a person for that order. (Only five person’s names were changed by God in the Bible). Every order had a “beginning” and therefore it will “end”. Every order had a definite purpose and it will be fulfilled. We have only three orders now, Creation, Redemption and Church orders. There are two kingdoms, Kingdom of Satan and Kingdom of God, and there is a war between the two. We can be in any one order only though all are connected with one another. We can leave one order and enter into another. New Heaven and New World will begin, when Jesus destroys the Kingdom of Satan and handover the other Kingdom to Father. 30 September 2011 3 Four Orders

Four orders structure:

Four orders structure 30 September 2011 4 Four Orders

Four orders outline:

Four orders outline Every order had a beginning and all will end, then every thing will become new. 30 September 2011 5 Four Orders

Duration of Four orders:

6000 Years Creation order Israel order Redemption & Church orders Present time 2000 Years 2000 Years 2000 Years Duration of Four orders 30 September 2011 6 Four Orders

Four orders - Reward:

KINGDOM OF GOD CHURCH (Bride) KINGDOM OF SATAN Matthew 16:18-19 Luke 17: 20-21 1 John 5:18-19 John 3:5 Matthew 13:41-42 Matthew 13:47-50 CHRISTENDOM ISRAEL † HEAVEN HELL Four orders - Reward 30 September 2011 7 Four Orders Rev 3:20

Creation Order:

Creation Order God created the World Adam was the ruler over creation. God called him “Adam”. Adam lost the authority to Satan because of his disobedience. Adam’s sin, made all human beings sinners. The result is Kingdom of Satan. Under this order all human beings are brothers and sisters. God destroyed everything of His creation except Noah’s family and few other living creatures. God blessed Noah therefore Creation order continued. Creation order ends by 2000 BC and Israel order begin with Abraham. Jesus defeated Satan on the Cross. The second coming of Jesus will destroy Satan's Kingdom forever. About Adam: Father : God (Gen. 1:27; 2:7). Mother : God (Gen. 1:27; 2:7). Spouse : Eve (Gen. 2:21). Sons : Cain, Abel, Seth, and unnamed sons . Daughters : Several unnamed daughters Meaning of his name : “Of the ground, dust”. Frequency of his name : Referred to 30 times. Occupation : Tiller of the ground. Place of birth : Inside the Garden of Eden Place of death : Outside Garden of Eden. Age at death : 930 (Gen. 5:5). Important fact about his life : He was the world’s first human being . 30 September 2011 8 Four Orders

Israel Order:

Israel Order God the Father started this order. Abraham was called and his name was changed. Jacob chosen to form a nation and his name was also changed as Israel. Israel was shadow of Kingdom of God. Judges and many Kings ruled the nation. David was anointed and chosen to establish a Kingdom. Jesus was born from David’s line. Salvation for mankind came through Jews. This order came up to John the Baptist. It ended on the Cross. Jew or Gentile, Jesus is the only way to Kingdom of God and to Heaven. About Abraham: Father: Terah (Gen. 11:26) Spouses : Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah (Gen. 11:29; 16:3; 25:1) Sons : From Hagar: Ishmael. From Sarah: Isaac. From Keturah : Zimran , Jokshan , Medan, Midian , Ishbak , and Shuah (Gen. 25:2) Brothers : Nahor and Haran (Gen. 11:26) Sisters : Half sister was Sarah (Gen. 20:12) Meaning of his name : Abram, meaning “exalted father,” to that of Abraham, meaning “father of a multitude” (Gen. 17:5-6). Frequency of his name : Referred to 307 times Occupation : Patriarch Place of birth : Ur of the Chaldees (Gen. 11:31) Place of death : Near Hebron in Canaan (Gen. 23:19; 25:9) Age at death : 175 (Gen. 25:7) Important fact about his life : He was the father of the Hebrew nation and the ultimate role model for faith “Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away”. 2 Corinthians 3:15-16 30 September 2011 9 Four Orders

Abraham’s Calvary (Gen. 22:1-19):

The order — Abraham was tested by God, who ordered him to offer up Isaac as a burnt sacrifice on Mt. Moriah . The obedience – Displaying great obedience, Abraham prepared to carry out this command. The ordeal - Taking two servants and Isaac, he started for Mt. Moriah . Upon arriving, he instructed the servants to remain at the base of the mountain. The optimism - In spite of his pain, Abraham showed great faith in his final words to the servants: “Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you” (Gen. 22:5). By these words the servants understood that both he and his son would return from the mountain. Abraham’s Calvary (Gen. 22:1-19) Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Genesis 22:10-12 Now I know, “I have to send my Son Jesus” – God the Father Do I have to? 30 September 2011 10 Israel Order

Redemption Order:

Redemption Order Jesus was sent by the Father to initiate the order. Apostle Peter was given the keys of the Kingdom of heaven to open. He did it on the day of Pentecost. In order to see the Kingdom we have to “born again” and to enter the Kingdom we need to “ be baptized by water and by the Spirit”. All “Born again” believers are responsible to bring people from kingdom of Satan to Kingdom of God. Satan cannot over come. Holy Spirit and Church(Bride) are here for help to buil d the Kingdom. Kingdom of God will go through tribulation. End will come when Jesus handover the Kingdom to the Father. About Peter: Father : Jonah (John 1:42) Spouse : Unnamed (Matt. 8:14) Brother : Andrew (John 1:40) Meaning of his name : Simon means “hearing”; Peter means “rock” (Greek); Cephas means “rock” (Aramaic). Frequency of his name : Referred to 183 times Occupation : Fisherman and apostle Place of birth : Bethsaida in Galilee (John 1:44) Place of death : Tradition says he died in Rome. Circumstances of death : Tradition says he was crucified upside down. Important fact about his life : He was one of the chief apostles and author of two New Testament books. 30 September 2011 11 Four Orders

Gospel (Good News) of the Kingdom of God:

KINGDOM OF GOD KINGDOM OF SATAN Luke 17: 20-21 Jesus is the only way John 3:3 - He cannot see John 3:5 - He cannot enter Cross the Cross You must Repent You must be Born again You are saved from sin We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. Jesus replied, “… the kingdom of God is within you.“ (NIV ) Who delivered us out of the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of his love. Colossians 1:13 (ASV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. (Romans 6:23) 1 John 5:18-19 Gospel (Good News) of the Kingdom of God 30 September 2011 12 Four Orders

How to bring the “Kingdom of God”?:

How to bring the “Kingdom of God”? Message is… When anyone hears the message about “the kingdom”. Matthew 13:19 Preach the word and sow more seeds The seed that Fell along the path Hears the word and does not understand it The evil one comes and snatches away The seed that Fell on rocky places Hears the word and at once receives it with joy. When trouble or persecution comes He quickly falls away The seed that fell among the thorns The worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth Making it unfruitful The seed that fell on good soil Hears the word and understands it Yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times Some people will not even listen. Some will accept it but soon fall away. Some will hold on longer but gradually lose interest. And some will hold on in varying degrees until their lives show in practice what the Gospel is all about. Matthew 13 Jesus said to them, “Don’t you understand this parable? How then will you understand any parable? Mark 4:13 Basic and fundamental parable 30 September 2011 13 Four Orders

Church Order:

Church Order On God’s promise Jesus sends the Holy Spirit who initiated this order. Paul was chosen and revealed the mystery by the Holy Spirit. Saints are given responsibility to work in this order. Church order is to work for the Kingdom of God and take care of them. Bride should be ready for the Bridegroom at any moment. Church will not go to hell but can go back to Kingdom of God . Church will not go through tribulation as it will be taken in Rapture. Holy Spirit will take Church with Him. About Paul: Father : A Pharisee (Acts 23:6) Sister : See Acts 23:16. Meaning of his name : Saul means “one who asks”; Paul means “little, small.” Frequency of his name : Referred to 180 times: As Saul, 22 times; as Paul, 158 times Occupation : Tentmaker and apostle to the Gentiles (Acts 18:1-3; Eph. 3:6-8) Place of birth : The city of Tarsus, in Asia Minor (Acts 9:11; 22:3) Place of death: Rome (2 Tim. 4:6-8) Circumstances of death : He was killed by the sword. Important fact about his life : He was the greatest missionary, church planter, soul winner, and theologian in church history; he wrote 13 (perhaps 14) of the 27 New Testament books. Paul the Apostle's journey - Miles (9,150) Kilometer (15,090) 30 September 2011 14 Four Orders

“To call out” from where and for what?:

“ To call out ” from where and for what? Is it “called out” from Kingdom of Satan or from Kingdom of God? According to Jesus in Matthew 16:13-15 “I will build my church” from this “rock ( Petra) ” which is Kingdom of God not Jesus Christ. Church (Bride) is called out from the Kingdom of God not from the Kingdom of Satan. Church (Bride’s) responsibility is to work with Holy Spirit and build the Kingdom of God and take care of it. CHURCH (Bride) Kingdom of Satan KINGDOM OF GOD ( Petra ) P O It is from the Greek word " petros " that the word Peter is taken. " Petros " in the Greek means a stone, the small fragment of a rock, while the Greek word "Petra" means a rock, or large mass of stone. 30 September 2011 15 Four Orders

Early Church Stage (A.D. 30– A.D. 68):

Acts 2:1–13. Pentecost - The birthday of the church, in the year of our Lord 30 A.D. on the 50th day after Jesus' resurrection and the 10th day after His ascension to heaven. It was the beginning of the Gospel era. Pentecost was also called Feast of Firstfruits and the Feast of Harvest. How fitting then to have been chosen as the day for the firstfruits of the harvest of the Gospel for all nations! Early Church Stage (A.D. 30– A.D. 68) 30 September 2011 16 Four Orders

What is my responsibility?:

What is my responsibility? In the Kingdom of God Now it is important to know where am I, in these orders? You are now “Called to be saints” so grow in the Lord. Know the rules and regulations of the Kingdom and live accordingly. If not you will go to hell. (Matthew 13:41) Since you are in the Redemption order then go the Kingdom of Satan bring people to the Kingdom of God. Get help from the Church (Bride) who are there to serve you. Wait for the King and Church to come and take you to live for ever. In the Church (Bride) Paul calls you “Saints” therefore live like saints. Main job is to serve and train people who are in the Kingdom of God. It was he (Holy Spirit) who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. (Eph 4:11-12) Spend more time in God’s word to serve people well. You will have more persecution so be strong in the Lord. 30 September 2011 17 Four Orders

How to fulfill my responsibility?:

How to fulfill my responsibility? In the Kingdom of God Know how to bring people from the Kingdom of Satan. Also “Four sinners” strategies and know the level. Use different approaches and available tools to bring more people. Sow more seed which is the Gospel of the Kingdom and look for good soil to produce more and good result. Always ask guidance to the Church (Bride). In the Church (Bride) As a saint you are suppose to know more about God’s word, so learn. Holy Spirit has given the Spiritual gifts so use effectively to serve everyone. Look the ways to serve the people in the Kingdom of God. Help one another in the Church to fulfill their duty. Live holy and pure life, pleasing Jesus every way. Know more details about your district, State and other data for prayer and planning. 30 September 2011 18 Four Orders

Four orders comparison chart:

Four orders comparison chart Basis Questions Creation Order Israel Order Redemption Order Church Order Who initiated it? God the Father God the Father Jesus the Son Holy Spirit When it started? In the beginning 2000 BC Jesus on the Cross At day of Pentecost How it started? God created Abraham was called At resurrection Holy Spirit came Who is beginner? “Name” changed God called him “Adam” Abram to Abraham Jacob to Israel Simon to Peter Saul to Paul Who is responsible? Adam (Men & Women) Abraham (Israel) Peter (All believers) Paul (All Saints) Purpose To take care of the Creation and worship To save people To glorify God To glorify Son How to enter? By natural birth (Physical birth) Circumcision Covenant relationship By born again (Spiritual birth) Jesus is building Result Kingdom of Satan Become God’s people Kingdom of God Church (Bride) In the process It was destroyed then developed with Noah Came up to John the Baptist We can enter now Bride is getting ready Solution Call of Abraham and Israel was formed Messiah will come Death of Jesus Christ Holy Spirit came and prepare the bride Enter from to where Kingdom of Satan to Kingdom of God Kingdom of Satan to Judaism From Kingdom of God to Church From Church to New Jerusalem End result Jesus will destroy Satan and death Finished at the Cross Jesus will handover to the Father Holy Spirit will handover 30 September 2011 19 Four Orders

Behold, I am coming soon!:

Behold, I am coming soon! “Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.” “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done”. (Revelation 22:11-12) Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. 30 September 2011 Four Orders Sources used: Halley's Bible Handbook by Halley's Bible Handbook, Inc. 2000 THE HOLY BIBLE: New International Version International Bible Society. 1984, Willmington’s Bible Handbook , by Harold L. Willmington. Tyndale House Publishers Wheaton, Illinois 1998 Willmington's Guide to the Bible by Harold L. Willmington. Tyndale House Publishers Wheaton, Illinois 1984 Zondervan NIV Study Bible , Kenneth L. Barker, General Editor Zondervan Publishing House Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2002 Pictures and maps from Visual Bible Alive (Free) For more detail: http://fourorders.webs.com/

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