Scripture deals with man centrally in relation to
regality, the earth, and 7,000
years of time. This was all set forth in the
opening thirty-four verses of Scripture (Genesis
1:1-2:3), forming a foundation upon which the whole
of subsequent Scripture rests.
Scripture deals sparingly with that which occurred prior
to and/or following these 7,000 years. Events occurring
during time in these two realms are dealt with in
Scripture, but only to an extent that will allow man to
tie the whole of the matter together (i.e., allow man to
understand the reason for his existence, the reason for
these 7,000 years, and that which will occur after these
seven millenniums have run their course.
Scripture also deals sparingly with fallen man relative
to eternal salvation, though because of manís fall in
Genesis chapter three, this is where matters
must begin (as previously seen in Genesis 1:2-5).
Scripture, in the main, deals with man after He
has passed ďfrom death to life,Ē i.e., after
he has been eternally saved. And Scripture, dealing
with man in this respect, as previously stated, deals
with him relative to regality and the government of
the earth ó a position and domain that man was
created in the beginning to occupy, one which he
will one day occupy, during the seventh and last
of the seven millenniums.
This is the message that one should hear from the pulpit
of any church in the land Sunday after Sunday, though,
because of the working of the leaven throughout the
dispensation (Matthew 13:33; cf. Revelation
3:14-21), this is the message that one almost never
hears in any church in any land on any Sunday.
This was Mosesí message throughout the five books
beginning Scripture. And, some 1,500 years later, this
was Johnís message ó written in a parallel fashion to
that which Moses had previously written ó in the five
books that the Spirit moved him to write.
As well, this is at the center of the subject matter
seen in that which any other writer of Scripture penned,
though not in the same parallel fashion seen in Mosesí
and Johnís writings.