Once Upon a Time Except … This Is No Fairy tale
Genesis • The Book of Beginnings • Establishes the beginnings of everything. Lays the foundation for the Kingdom of Heaven. • The Next four books give the outward structure of the Kingdom of Heaven. All take place at approxmiatley the same time.
Exodus • Redemption by the blood
Leviticus • Establishment of the Levitical Priesthood
Numbers • Rebellion of Nation of Israel and trial in the wilderness
Deuteronomy • Second giving of the law due to rebellion and problems
Joshua • The Nation of Israel gets the land for the Kingdom of Heaven
Judges & ruth The Nation of Israel is established through a system of Judges but goes into apostasy through their refusal to operate as a theocracy
I & II Samuel • The Nation of Israel is established as a world power through the reign of the Kings of Israel
I & II Kings • The Kingdom of Heaven is in manifestation as a picture of the future reign of Jesus Christ
I & II Chronicles • The chronology overlaps with II Chronicles ending the captivity of the Jews (606 BC) and the return to the land (536 BC). The Kingdom of Heaven goes out in 606 BC
The Next Three Books:The next 3 books are historical accounts dealing with events taking place as the Jews returned from captivity in 536 BC. They also picture future events taking place right now … beginning in 1918 at the Balfour Declaration.
Ezra • The city of Jerusalem and Temple is rebuilt after the Jews return to the land (536 BC) • This is a prophecy of the Balfour Declaration in 1918 … getting their land back.
Nehemiah • The wall of Jerusalem is rebuilt. • This is a prophecy of the Jews becoming a nation once again in 1948.
Esther • A wedding feast is held in the Kings Palace • This is picturing the Jewish Queen (Esther) replacing the Gentile Queen (Vashti).
The Next Five Books:The next 5 books are the “Wisdom Literature.” Psalms was written primarily by David. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon were written by Solomon. David and Solomon were the two greatest Kings of Israel in the OT
Job • The oldest book in the Bible. It pictures the persecution of Jews by the Devil in the Tribulation.
Psalms • The prayers of the Tribulation and a picture of the Second Coming of Christ
Proverbs to S. of Solomon • Earthly wisdom critiqued by Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived. Earthly wisdom will not satisfy
Ezra (return to the land), Nehemiah (rebuilding the city and walls), Esther (marriage in the King’s Palace), Job (Tribulation), and Psalms (2nd Coming) are placed in this order by the Holy Spirit to define and picture the premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The major theme of the writings of the prophets (the rest of the OT books) is the events surrounding the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ
Major Prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel
Minor Prophets The Rest of the OT Books