Have You Met The Man On The Cross

Have You Met The Man On The Cross

by Don Paul Hicks

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ISBN-13: 9781434343925
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 02/07/2008
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Have You Met the Man on the Cross?

By Don Paul Hicks AuthorHouse
Copyright © 2007
Don Paul Hicks
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ISBN: 978-1-4343-4392-5


Chapter One Creation begins

My last book if you remember started out with nothing, total emptiness. Then out of nowhere came the Supreme Creators God and God the Son. They are and were from before the beginning of time and will be, after time doesn't exist. Now this is the First person and Second person of the Holy Trinity. When we speak of the Trinity we really are talking about three. The Third person of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit.

Now there has been controversy probably for six thousand years on the Trinity when it comes to the Scholars of History. Some say that there is but One God and then there are others that say there are Three Gods and not one. This has caused all kinds of confusion down through the years not only with the Scholars but with ordinary people like us. In fact this is just one of the Mysteries that has divided us into different camps of thinking. Now before you ask me do I know, I will tell you that it is only my opinion and the opinions of others that believe in what I am about to say.

I personally believe that there is only One Godhead, but that Godhead is divided into Three Personage. There are to many scripture's and references in both the Old Testament and the New Testament that shows a relationship between God the Father and God the Son. And later on with God the Holy Spirit. However, do I have proof, "no" but neither do you or anyone else that has ever lived. We will have to wait until we crossover between this life and the next one to find out the answer!

In the meantime some of those examples are as followed: There are many references in the Holy Bible that does back this up. Here are just a few:

And God said, "let us make man in our image, after our own likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air and over cattle, and over all of the Earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the Earth. (Genesis 1:26)

"Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the scepter of thy kingdom is the right scepter. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with oil of gladness above thy fellows. (Psalms 45:6-8)

The Lord said unto my Lord, "Sit Thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (Psalms 110:1)

And Jesus when baptized went up straightway out of the water, and, lo, the Heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon him. And 1 heard a voice from heaven, saying, "this is my beloved Son whom I am well pleased." (Matthew 3:16-17)

Then there is the Holy Ghost mentioned: Then was Jesus was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. (Matthew 4:1)

"And I will pray to the Father, and he shall give you a Comforter, that he may abide with you." (John 14:16)

"But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14:26)

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always even until the end of the World." (Matthew 28:19-20)

I believe that the Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Now in the beginning of the Book of Acts it says that Jesus was with his Apostles for forty days after his resurrection. And what he was doing was preparing them for the time of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit would enter in their hearts. And so Jesus breathed on them and they received the Holy Spirit; and Jesus said, "the Holy Spirit is with all of you so that he can be a witness unto me in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria and unto the Father and most utter reaches of the Earth." (Acts 1:8)

Another Scripture that come in mind is (Matthew 28:18-20) "All power is given to me in heaven and earth, go therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the world."

[Now we can get back to our story]

If you remember God the Son spoke everything into existence. According to the Holy Bible all of creation was completed in six days of God's time. It went something like this. (John 1:3)

The First Day

Creation of the Heaven and the Solar Systems and then came the Earth like a big ball just hanging in space. The next creation would be the light and then the angels. Now as I said next came the axis for the Earth to spin around on and create a gravity that held everything down on the Earth so that it wouldn't just float up into space and be lost forever. If you have a globe of the world in your home and you are able to spin it because it is held onto by an arm that is attached to both top and bottom that is called an axis. However, before anything was placed on Earth more things were needed in the creation mode. Now by placing the Earth on the axis it started energy movement. Also, with the spinning revolutions, it started the time and seasons. The energy from the spinning of the Earth created electrodes and atoms, which created matter and all of the force fields surrounding our planet.

Now the next thing that God the Son spoke into existence were the Heavens, all three of them. In the Bible it mentions the three Heaven's and their purposes. The First Heaven was to be the home for the clouds, later on it would be shared with the birds of the air. Now there was an canopy that was between the First Heaven and the second and third. What that canopy did was to shut out all of the harmful rays that would come from the sun. These rays would eventually be ultra rays or short rays. These are the rays that now cause skin cancer. Also with the canopy in place all of the vegetations that would come later would grow at an astounding rate. Now the Second Heaven would be the home for the sun, moon, and the stars along with the other planets and the galaxies. The Third Heaven would be for God and His angels, and it would also be a stopping place for the Christians when they died. Now do you remember when I was speaking about the First Heaven that it was for the birds? Believe it or not the birds were a form of cultivation, they would eat the leaves and the berries digest them and then their droppings would fall to the ground, and then their feces would mix with the soil would be like a fertilizer. They would also multiply in numbers so that one-day they would be a food source for men and animals.

The Second Day:

Would be for the waters on the Earth they would be the large bodies of water we now call oceans and seas. The smaller bodies called rivers and lakes, and yet even smaller bodies called streams. Also, there would be the atmospheric moisture that would form invisible vapors for this would all be used to make all of the vegetation on the Earth to grow and prosper.

The Third Day:

Would bring all of the plant life that we were talking about to life. And when we speak of all of that vegetation we are speaking of grass, trees, flowers and the ground. Also, when we speak of the ground we find that with the right kind of seeds, we get a bountiful blend of vegetables and fruits.

The Fourth Day:

Remember the Heavens where the sun, moon and the stars were going to be, well this was their birthday. Now the sun was created to give enough light that there wouldn't be any stumbling in the dark. Also it was to offer warmth to everything that was organic on the Earth. It also carried certain vitamins for growth and vitality. Now the moon gave the lesser light because too much light was not good for the plants and whatever else would be here on the Earth. The stars were used for showing some of God's glory and it would also play a part in telling the time.

The Fifth Day:

God the Son spoke the fish into creation and placed then into the waters, for us crab-eaters. All kidding aside, there were big fish like whales and squids and sharks and porpoises, oh well, you get the idea. Then there were the little fish for the big fish to eat, just kidding! None of that flesh eating stuff went on before man sinned! Well anyway back to the fish, there were turtles and frogs and snails and jellyfish ... Well anyway you get the idea.

The Sixth Day:

Now guess what comes next? Man! yes man was created on this day and I do mean man. Adam was his name and he was created to look just like God and the Son of God's own image, so you can throw away all of your notions that God and the Son of God look any different than we do. Now men must have his own pets and so God the Son spoke animals of all kinds into existence, and since Adam had a lot of time on his hands God said he could name them. Now the difference in the animals were they were both female and male, but there wasn't any mate for Adam. And so what GOD the Son did was to put Adam in a deep sleep and took one of his ribs from him and made Woman.

Now when Adam awoke, his eyes almost blew out of his eye sockets when he saw woman for the first time. Here was a real living doll! Remember folks Adam and Eve were naked at this time but had not committed the first sin and so he could look at her nakedness as a unique structure of art. Well anyway all he could do was to stare at this beautiful creature. She had curves where he didn't and her skin was so soft and her hair was like silk; however, Eve didn't do too bad either, since Adam was a hunk.

[By now I guess you know that I used some of my own words into the story of Creation.]

The Seventh Day:

Now God saw that everything was good and so He rested. Boy after doing all of the above in six days I know I would have to rest. However, that term may not be what we think it is, maybe it meant that it was finished. Remember the word finished as we get deeper into our story.

[Quick note: I think that we will have a lot to learn once our time is up here on Earth!]

[Another quick note: Remember that God the Son is the equal to God the Father and much later in the book you will see where the Father is speaking to His son and He calls Him God.]

[Let's take a few minutes to take a tour through the Garden of Eden]

Summary of the Garden of Eden

I guess I had better go back to the time in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve still lived there. Adam and Eve were the first human creations from God. They were the first humans on the face of the Earth. When God had finished making them from the substances of the Earth, He said that it was good. And He blessed them and told them to be happy and prosper in your new lives together. Now God also gave them trees, and the trees main purpose was to produce good fruit.

[Now I paraphrased the below statement of what I would have said to my children about their future lives together.]

[When I asked myself what this term meant I thought that God was saying to Adam and Eve to have lots of babies. However, I think that it had more to say than that. Now fruit is really tasty while it is still ripe; but when it becomes rancid or rotten it doesn't taste good at all. In fact you want to throw it out as soon as possible. There is a verse in the Bible that says, "you'll know them by their fruits." I thought hard and long about this saying and I believe what it was saying was your works are like fruit; if you care the way that it grows, then it will be a reflection of your heart and the way you choose to live. However, if you don't care that your works are for good, eventually they will turn on you and cause rot.]

Innocence is the wonderful thing about when you are to young to think of wrong or right. For instance in the garden both Adam and Eve never realized that they were naked. That is because there was no sin at that time and no comparison of good and evil. I guess what I am saying is, without sin everything feels pure at heart.

Now God loved them very much and He would even come down from Heaven so that He could be with them. In a sense they were like His own children, after all He did create them. And since they looked upon God as their father they looked to Him for guidance for the way that they should live.

[This is how I feel as a parent; I want to protect my children from making the wrong decisions but I know that that is impossible to do sometimes.]

Do they always listen, what do you think! Where do you think my white hair comes from along with my baldness.

So God tried to teach Adam and Eve what they should do and what shouldn't they do! God also made it possible for them to have all the food that they needed without having to work for it. Their main job was to take care of all of the animals and give them names. Yes if you remember there were all kinds of animals in the Garden of Eden and they were all friendly with Adam and Eve and themselves. For you see in those days everything was peaceful. The lion lied down with the lamb, and the asp (poisonous snake)did not strike out at anything or anyone, and the wolf peaceably shared space with the calf. Man did not eat the animals and the animals did not eat man. There were springs of water coming straight out of the ground with healing powers to it so there wasn't any need for medicine or a doctor. Yes folks this was a utopia made for man and the animals and this was supposed to go on forever.

Now with all of this happiness you would think that there couldn't be anything that could spoil it, guess again!

There was an old snake hidden in the grass called Satan and he was as cunning as you can get. Now at one time he was the most important angel in God's ranks. And he was known for his beauty and intelligence. Now he was and is known for his selfishness and self-centerness. One day while he was in Heaven, he decided that he wanted to be worshipped just like God. And so he began to stir up trouble with one third of the angels in Heaven. He convinced them that they could take over "God's Throne" and also "His Power".

Talking about being too big for your britches, Lucifer cornered the market on that. "Oh" did I mention that Satan's name at one time was Lucifer and that he was the highest type of angel there in Heaven that there was! Well I did tell you but I'm just forgetful! Well anyway once God got wind of his plan to take over Heaven, God booted him out along with one third of the angels. Now Lucifer has got his new name, "Satan" and the cohorts that were angels now were and are called demons. Now where it is that Satan set up his new headquarters is anyone's guess, however, he did gain access to the Earth.

Chapter Two Satan's New Plan

Now Satan for some reason decided that he would start his new aggression against the humans on Earth.

Satan figured that since he couldn't beat the Creator he would attack the Creation.

Now God because of His love gave His creation a free will and the power to think for themselves; after all God didn't want robots running around as he gave them their orders. However, one thing God did not allow is for man to eat from the tree of good and evil. God warned them if they ate of that tree then surely they would die. I guess I had better explain the term die from this last statement. This was a spiritual death and not one of mortality.

Without sin, it means that you are innocent of any wrong doings. In other words you are obedient too God. However, once you sin or disobey God you are no longer innocent; for you have chosen a different path than what God chose for you to take. But God is always there waiting for you to come back too him. And once you repent of your sin God once again is able to be with you.

Well anyway back to our story.

Now Adam and Eve knew nothing about sin for they were still innocent and able to be in the presence of God. So they could rely on God to be there for them.

Now what I forgot to explain to you is that the fruit from the other trees in the garden were there for the humans to eat from. For there were no other forbidden trees, however, there was one tree that was special and that tree was called "The Tree of Life". That is the tree that if Adam and Eve had eaten from after eating from the tree of Good and Evil, man would've lived forever in sin and there wouldn't have been any way to save them. For that would have meant that all civilization was doomed and would have lived forever.

(Continues...)




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Table of Contents

Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Creation Begins....................1
The First Day....................3
The Second Day....................4
The Third Day....................5
The Fourth Day....................5
The Fifth Day....................5
The Sixth....................5
The Seventh Day....................6
Summary of the Garden of Eden....................7
Chapter 2 Satan's New Plan....................10
Chapter 3 So Who is He, That God Calls Him God?....................13
The Book of Matthew....................14
Chapter 4 The Story of Jesus Christ....................17
Matthew's Outline....................18
Egypt....................21
Chapter 5 John the Baptist....................23
Herodias' Vengeance....................24
Chapter 6 The Lamb of God Begins his Journey....................27
Forty Days in the Desert with Fasting....................27
Chapter 7 Jesus' Ministry Begins....................43
Chapter 8 Now the Hour Has Come....................56
The Book of Mark....................63
The Book of Luke....................67
Chapter 9 The Book of John....................70
Chapter 10 Pentecost....................78
Operation Earth....................90
Chapter 11 Out of Blindness Comes Light and Repentance and then Persecution....................100
Chapter 12 Unto us a Son is Given....................124
Chapter 13 In Their Own Words....................132
Creation....................138
Chapter 14 The Journey....................143
The Olivet Discourse....................152
Chapter 15 The Signs Start to Appear in Our Time....................157
Chapter 16 Searching for theTruth....................166
Revelation Chapter 1....................169
Greetings to the Seven Churches....................171
The Church of Ephesus (30AD-101 AD)....................173
The Church of Smyrna (100AD-313AD....................176
The Church of Pergamos (313AD-590AD)....................183
The Human Excuses or Attitudes....................187
Chapter 17 September 11, 2001: Holocaust-the Newest Sign....................191
December 11, 2001....................193
Chapter 18 Back on Earth Chaos will be Rampant....................201
Chapter 19 God Shakes up the Whole World and Their People....................212
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Prophecy....................213
The Second Horsemen....................217
The Fifth Seal was Open....................223
The Sixth Seal was Open....................223
The Seventh Seal was Open....................224
The Seventh Seal Contains Seven Trumpets....................224
The Angel Blows the Second Trumpet....................225
The Angel Blows the Third Trumpet....................225
The Angel Blows the Fourth Trumpet....................226
The Angel Blows the Fifth Trumpet....................226
The Angel Blows the Sixth Trumpet....................227
The Angel Blows the Seventh Trumpet....................228
The Lion of Judah is Coming with His Saints....................228
The Second Coming of Jesus Christ....................232
The Twelve Tribes of Israel....................233
Chapter 20 God says "Vengeance is Mine sayeth the Lord....................236
The Mystery of Babylon....................241
The Sun-clad Woman....................242
The Great Harvest Begins....................244
No Longer the Lamb but Now the Lion....................245
Hot-Hot-Hot....................246
Epilogue Coming Future Attractions....................249

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