Artistic Design by John David Harwood
Knowing that Jesus is an artist and that God designed His Son from the idea that He was to symbolize the “circle of life” is critical to understanding God.
The bright morning star (New Jerusalem) is the cornerstone, which Jesus carries on His shoulders…The cornerstone is the seal of God and the truth behind the design of the world. It all began with light, which originally came from a star, a star that would one day be known as the bright morning star of life. The star was to be the example for all the world to understand, in order that all may have life through Christ. Let us reflect to the all-seeing eye of God, which is surrounded by rays of light (twelve rays), seen many times enclosed by a triangle, symbolizing the Trinity. This is often seen as the eye of God watching over humankind, or to know. Now, understand the riddle of the most notable depiction of the great Seal of the United States, which appears on the US one-dollar bill…big clue. Also note that seventeenth century depictions of the eye of providence often show it surrounded by clouds or sunbursts.
John 1:5 (nasb) says, “And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.”
Know that Jesus loves art, and He and God designed what would become the morning star that believers would one day understand. This would become the cornerstone and foundation of all things true and of God. This artistic piece of the puzzle is designed by God and different from that which man has designed as his own image to be worshipped.
God has placed His stamp of approval on Jesus that is completely different than that of man’s approval. Let us recall pictographs and images drawn from biblical times, which are a vital part of understanding Jesus. Recall that Jesus loved to draw.
And they were saying this, testing Him, in order that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
John 8:6-8 (nasb) (emphasis added)
The writing of Jesus on the ground was a drawing of a circle with a single spot in the center. This is to exemplify a target or a bull’s eye, as we now know it today. This is what Jesus has endured since from when He was brought into the world. Jesus has experienced being a target for the world…the world has thrown stones at Him, behind his back. This is the key to understanding this parable.
No one is without sin. Remember to honor the suffering of Jesus, being crucified by the world.
Psalm 199:130 “The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”
Proverbs 14:29 “He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.”
Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”
Proverbs 2:2-5 “So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.”
Discovering a hidden treasure may be identified in many ways. In God’s mind, wisdom through words of light is the true hidden treasure. Discovering her is how we become one with truth. I believe that in the end of days part of the hidden treasure to be discovered will be brought to light through words written for us to understand in full God’s plan. This is why it is important to search for the words that may be able to connect the dots for us as humans. For it is written about in the Book Of Revelation of what we may expect in the end of days. If we are asking ourselves how might we expect for the events to unfold, we need to be searching for the words that provide understanding and truth. We ought to be searching for the hidden treasure which is an oracle of wisdom.
God provides us with the knowledge and we are to embrace His truth. God gives us the patience to endure whatever tribulation that we might face. God also gives us grace in order to provide the answers that He desires. It is our hope that we are to find the answers that we have longed for by searching the shelves for the hidden treasure that will open our eyes to the truth of Jesus Christ.
Seven Days of Focus by John David Harwood
If you are not “buying into the truth” (common worldly language) that God has attempted to communicate to you, I do not have the answers for you. This is not an attempt to sell it to anyone but an honest attempt to allow you to know that by taking the leap of faith and seeking to understand how to live with Christ as your Savior you might know what it means to reign with Him for a thousand years. Even if it might be on a remote island in the middle of nowhere. Can you only imagine the doors of opportunity that will be opened by taking the first initial step in seeking God? Have you crossed that bridge yet with God as your guide? The possibilities are endless. There is no door that He cannot open. Know that Satan’s reign has come to an end. Overlook his distractions and attempts to confuse. See the path that leads to eternal salvation. Believe in Christ and know that He will be alongside you all the way. If Christ is with you, who can be against you? No one!
Note that this is a non-negotiable agreement between God and man. It is all or nothing with God. He demands that we respect Him and His law is summarized in love. Trust Him.
Know that as men of God we are not to lead anyone astray, but we are to attempt to lead the lost into the truth. By striving to lead the lost to the path that very few have found, your rewards will be much greater in heaven. This is the path that might lead to somewhere that you cannot understand or comprehend, but for those who follow the Bible in all its truth it reveals perfection.
Why not take the chance if all the indicators are there? What is it that does not make sense? People need to stop walking around blinded by sin and in the dark.
Proverbs 3:5-7 (nasb) says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil” (emphasis added).
Can you imagine the rewards that God has in store for you by taking a chance in finding His Son?
Can you imagine the true joy and peace that God has in store for those of you who have longed to see Him? Can you imagine the love and hope that God has in store for those of you who have chosen Jesus Christ as your Savior, in His resurrected perfect state?
How can we find the treasure map that leads us to the place, heaven, where we will no longer have any worry? Well, the answer is that it is it can only be located through the words written in the Bible from the beginning of all creation. Those words were all written for a very important reason. Have you figured out how to apply them into a course yet? Have you used your GPS that God gave you? Find the narrow, winding path that leads to a place that God has chosen for you. This is a place that holds the key to all your questions and doubts. This place is called the living Word of God.
The place that I am referring to is one that has not been broadcasted for all to know, but it is one that shall be known to those who are children of God. It could very well be a place in the middle of nowhere that no one knows about. It could be purely concealed to those who are arrogant and ignorant. Their eyes will not be opened until they have undergone a change of heart. The kingdom of God is invisible to those who are without God.
Remember the Temple of God will be illuminated with the light of the Lamb. There will be no temple.
Revelation 21:22 (nasb) says, “And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty, and the Lamb, are its temple.”
This will all come full circle soon enough for those who have chosen wisely. For those who have chosen out of self-indulgence and conceit it will not be perceivable. Find true wisdom and you shall find God.
Seven days of pure focus in the Word will be a powerful tool in order for those who may be lost and blind to see the truth and God’s sharp revelation. Can you maintain a sober mindset for seven days? Can you maintain seven days of absolute purity and devotion to God in order for a chance to see the truth? If God asked you to do this, would you? Or could you?
Do you believe that Jesus Christ would ever lead you astray?
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, Who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
1 Peter 2:21-24 (nasb) (emphasis added)
Remember when Jesus came for the first time He was the slain Lamb, but He is coming again as a king and a Savior to lead the way to the place where He and His Father await those who have chosen to know them. The kingdom of God is like a house of life for those that wish to go there.
A Father’s justice is one that is to be executed according to His command.
Will you take the path less travelled, or will you remain among the lost? Have you figured it out yet? Could you pass the test if God were to give you one? Could you pass the final exam if the world were to end?
Those who have taken the time and spent their efforts in studying for the most important test will pass it with flying colors, but those who have rejected the direction given by God will surely not.
Ask yourself, what will post-tribulation be like and what will happen following the rapture? For remember that the entire kingdom of God will be in one body….That must be hard to hear for those that are lost and without understanding…But the reason that “they” are not a part of the body is due to disbelief and disregard for God…They have not found the testimony of Jesus….
I believe that fair warning has been given and that God has been clear. God continues to fight even though he is cursed and ridiculed. He hopes that all might find their way down that winding road to a place of peace and tranquility where all the answers may be found.
You make your decision. Can you pass the star test? For this is a simple way to understand God…an Angel test…
And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of its street. And on either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:1-2 (nasb) (emphasis added)
Galatians 5:22-23 (nasb) says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (emphasis added).
The fruits described in Revelation are similar to the fruits of the Spirit that will be necessary to heal all peoples. Remember we have not heard about the “tree of life” since Genesis 3, where Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. With these fruits we see that paradise is restored in the eternal state. All that was once lost is now redeemed by the Lamb. This tree will bear twelve kinds of fruit from every month suggesting the infinite variety that will fill heaven. I believe that the description of the tree is that of a man, the Lamb of God to be exact, which bears the qualities necessary to heal all peoples of all nations. Most trees are made from wood, but this particular tree will be Jesus Christ in his perfected state. His trunk will be secure and the fruit plentiful.
The picture of eternity indicates that we will be serving God for all eternity. This eternity will include serving Him and reigning with Him. Being an infinite God, we will have infinite activities to do as we reign forever in His presence. All shall see His face, and as believers all will be granted an audience with the King on a regular basis.
In the New Jerusalem we see that the river was clear as crystal so that it may reflect the glory of God as it cascades down from the throne of God and the Lamb. Pay attention to the signs.
(Or The True White House…)
As we carefully analyze the end times and Biblical prophecy we see that following the antichrist Jesus appears to us in a way that is without a doubt all of God’s Glory. Jesus appears bright and clean in a robe dipped in blood. Now as we attempt to understand this piece of the Revelation we must pay careful attention to the deep mind of God and the hidden sufferings of Jesus Christ. The sufferings of Jesus are most of all felt deep inside His body especially His heart. His heart is the center of the body and without His heart the world would be lost forever. The heart of Christ is filled with knowledge that only God can provide and His Son uses that knowledge when God commands Him to do so. All of the angels of heaven follow Him and are guarding the truth that He holds deep inside. His heart is where the true crucifixion has taken place.
We see that in the end an angel standing in the sun, bearing all the beauty of God’s Glory is the one who commands that all kings, generals, mighty men, horses and their riders, and all people who have risen up against the Son of God are to be wiped off the face of the earth. The reason that God commands this is due to the horrific attacks and persecution upon His Son. Of all the finishing touches that God commands in this event, the beast and the false prophet who had performed miraculous signs in the presence of man are cast into the lake of fire. The followers who are left after this event, will be cut down by the sword that comes out of the mouth of the rider on the white horse, Jesus.
Remember that it is not about times or dates as much as it is about God’s will. The end is concerning God’s will through His Son and all of the angels of heaven. God has already chosen the day and the time of which these events are to unfold. It could be anyway now. This is the spirit of prophecy.
In God’s mind one day may be a thousand years…It is our job to be sure that we act according to God’s will and honor what He has predestined from since the beginning of the world. The new world has yet to come. Know that God has already carefully designed this world, and His Son and the entire kingdom of God are the author of it all.
Psalm 90:4-6 “For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. You sweep men away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the morning–though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.”