Now on to today's new article about CHRISTMAS. First of all I would like to bring to your attention the amazing verses of prophecy given about 'Jesus the Messiah' in the APOCRYPHAL BOOKS of the LOST BOOKS OF ADAM AND EVE, as well as from 'THE TESTAMENTS OF THE 12 PATRIARCHS'
Consider well that the APOCRYPHAL BOOKS are still in the CATHOLIC BIBLE and the ORTHODOX BIBLE These two Bibles together are read by 75% of Christians worldwide.
I think that we protestants have really lost something in cutting the APOCRYPHA out of our Bibles back in 1885. King James who put the KJV of the Bible together in 1611 thought that the APOCRYPHA was important and included it. Here are excerpts from 'The LOST BOOKS OF ADAM AND EVE' BOOK 1:
CHAPTER 2.5 'Therefore God had pity on them; and when He saw them fallen before the gate of the Garden of Eden, He sent His Word to our father Adam and Eve and raised them from their fallen state.'
Here is my write-up to this very verse in my new book EDEN INSIGHTS':
‘He sent His Word’ … There are many verses like that in the Bible such as ‘He sent His word and healed them and delivered then from their destructions…
'The big question here is could Adam and Eve still see their Creator ‘The Word of God’ after they had left the Garden of Eden or did the Word of God now only speak to them in their thoughts as what has happened to most people who enquired of the Lord ever since.'
'The Bible tells us that when Adam and Eve were still in the Garden of Eden that the Lord Himself came and talked with them in the ‘cool of the day.’'
God said to Adam, "I have ordained on this earth days and years, and you and your seed shall live and walk in it, until the days and years are fulfilled; when I shall send the Word that created you, and against which you have transgressed, the Word that made you come out of the Garden of Eden and that raised you when you were fallen.
What is the Word that created you? The Word of God is Jesus according to the gospel of JOHN 1:
1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God
3 All things were made by Him and without Him was not made any thing that was made.
4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not.
14 And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld His Glory, the glory as the only begotten of the Father full of Grace and Truth.
The following verse taken from the LOST BOOKS OF ADAM AND EVE is obviouly talking about CHRIST:
5 "And if you said, 'Give me of the water of life that I may drink and live' - it cannot be this day, but on the day that I shall descend into hell and break the gates of brass and bruise in pieces the kingdoms of iron.
EDEN INSIGHTS CHAPTER 42.2
2 "O Adam, as to what thou sayest, 'Bring me into a land where there is rest. 'There is not another land than this, but it is the kingdom of heaven where alone there is rest.
Hebrews 4.11: Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Psalm 37.7 “Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
'EDEN INSIGHTS' CHAPTER 42.3 "But thou canst not make thy entrance into it at present; but only after thy judgment is past and fulfilled.
Cor 11.31-33 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
26/12/2021 ANOTHER APOCRYPHA BOOK: 'THE TESTAMENT OF THE 12 PATRIARCHS': Now look at the following verses that were apparently spoken originally by the 12 Patriarchs, which is around 3800 years ago. Their Testaments were re-assembled hundreds of years before Christ. I will give just a few quotes concerning the prophesied 'coming of the Messiah' from some of the 12 Patriarchs and the mention of the Priesthood by Levi.
TESTAMENT OF JOSEPH 5.74-78 ‘And I saw that from Judah was born a lamb, without spot. And on his left hand there was as it were a lion, and all the beasts rushed against him and the Lamb overcame them and destroyed them and trod them under foot.’ 75 And because of him the angels and men rejoiced, and all the land. And these things shall come to pass in their season, in the last days. 77 Do therefore, my children, observe the commandments of the Lord, and honour Levi and Judah; for from them shall arise unto you the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, one who saves all the Gentiles and Israel. 78 for His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, which shall not pass away……
The 2nd son of Jacob and Rachel was Benjamin:
THE TESTAMENT OF BENJAMIN 1.21 ‘In thee shall be fulfilled the prophecy of heaven concerning the Lamb of God, and Saviour of the world, and that a blameless one shall be delivered up for lawless men, aand a sinless one shall die for the ungodly men in the blood of the covenant, for the Salvation of the Gentiles and of Israel, and shall destroy Beliar and his servants.
The 2nd son of Jacob and Leah was Simeon and in chapter 3 of his Testament he wrote in verses 7-9: ‘For the Lord God shall appear on earth and Himself save men. 8 Then shall all the spirits of deceit be given to be trodden under foot, and men shall rule over wicked spirits.
The 3rd son of Jacob and Leah was called Levi, whose tribe became the tribe of the Priests and Levites. Here is what Levi stated just before he died on his death bed to all of his sons and relatives:
Testament of Levi Chapter 5.15,16 ‘And His Star shall arise in heaven as of a king. Lighting up the light of knowledge as the sun in the day and He shall be magnified in the world.
Chapter 2 v 9-10 ‘And He said unto me: Levi, I have given thee the blessing of the Priesthood until I (MESSIAH -Jesus) come and sojourn in the land of Israel. 13 And there again I saw a vision as the former after we had spent there 70 days) 14. And I saw seven men in white raiment saying unto me: Arise put on the robe of the Priesthood, and the crown of righteousness, and the breastplate of understanding, and the garment of truth, and the late (shield) of faith and the turban of the head, and the ephod of prophecy.
DAN The 7th son of Jacob and Bildah
THE TESTAMENT OF DAN Chapter 2.13 ‘And no longer shall Jerusalem endure desolation, nor Israel be led captive. For the Lord shall be in the midst of it [living among men] and the Holy One of Israel shall reign over it in humility and in poverty, and he who believes on Him shall reign amongst men in truth.
MORE FROM THE TESTAMENTS OF THE 12 PATIARCHS
TESTAMENT OF LEVI: 2.11 Then the angel brought me down to earth and gave me a shield and sword said unto me: Execute vengeance on Shechem because of Dinah, thy sister, and I will be with thee because the Lord hath sent me. (Editor: See my book JASHER INSIGHTS: JASHER INSIGHTS - www.outofthebottomlesspit.co.uk, which talks in great detail about Dinah and Shechem and the subsequent total destruction of Shechem by Levi and Simeon)
STEVE: As an author: I am working on a new book about the ‘12 PATRIARCHS’ with words spoken by them themselves as recorded in the Apocryphal books. These guys were ‘WARRIOR KINGS.’
John 14.6: Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.’
He was born just for you. That you might have eternal life.
25/12/2021: STEVE: The above article, I wrote last Christmas.
OTHER QUESTIONS TO PONDER: Why on earth did some 'authority' take 14 APOCRYPHAL BOOKS out of the KJV of the Bible in 1885, when those books gave so many good prophecies about the 'Coming of Christ', long before He was even born?
This fact alone, shows that the Apocryphal books authenticity, when we consider that these books were originally written often 1000's of years before the 'Birth of Christ' and then re-assembled between 100 to 300 BCE.
STEVE: My books are also available directly from me at a discounted price from JAN 2 to 1st FEB.: you can contact me for orders at: email@example.com