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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
What are the major events prophesied to take place at the end of
the Church Age just prior to the return of Jesus Christ? Perhaps
the most significant event that believers anticipate is the great
catching away. Also known as – The Rapture of the Church!
The Apostle Paul best describes the particulars of this unusual event, “For
the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of
the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise
first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air” (1 Thess 4:16-17).
Even though the details of this event are little known, most Christians
curiously await the “rapture!” But, can we be certain that these things will
take place exactly as we have previously envisioned? Let’s take another
look at several Bible passages that reveal the final mysterious events just
prior to Jesus’ return to earth.
Our generation has had the unique opportunity to observe things upon which
previous generations have only speculated. We have literally observed the
rebirth of the nation of Israel during our time. We are familiar with the power of
atomic warfare and its ability to destroy great masses of humanity. Our
generation has witnessed the fulfillment of revelation like no other generation of
the past such as the gospel being preached in all the world. We have seen how
revelation is progressive or step-by-step in nature! Perhaps the Apostle Paul best
describes the concept of progressive revelation, “ How that by revelation he
made known unto me the mystery . . . 5 Which in other ages was not made
known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed (Eph 3:3-5). Revelation
unfolds as time passes.
Peter added that prophesy is much like the dawning of a day, “We have also a more
sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn , and the day star arise in your hearts” (2
Peter 1:19). Peter taught, “ye do well to take heed ” how the light of the dawning day
increases illumination of things that were previously not clearly perceived.
There are at least three major keys that we can use to unlock the doors that conceal
significant revelations regarding future events. In this Bible Study we will use each of the
following keys and then focus our attention most specifically on the third:
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
1 st Key – We need to realize that God reveals future events by speaking them into being!
Whatever God utters comes to pass in its season, “ Declaring the end from the beginning ,
and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and
I will do all my pleasure” (Is 46:10). God brings about the future by pronouncing during
the beginning stages what will take place at the end of the matter;
2nd Key – God rested at the end of the sixth day of creation because he was finished! He
did not rest because he was tired. Likewise, after 6,000 years God will establish “rest”
upon planet earth as the Second Adam and His bride resumes rightful dominion over the
earth! Peter taught, “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with
the Lord as a thousand years , and a thousand years as one day ” (2 Peter 3:8); by
associating Peter’s explanation with the Genesis account of creation, we realize that God
has pre-established a specific period of 6,000 years of elapsed time before God’s “rest!”
Through his explanation, Peter essentially described the overall, “elapsed time” that God
has established for mankind in general. There are other shorter prophetic clocks that God
has established specifically for the nation of Israel. The Prophet Daniel received a very
important prophecy concerning seventy weeks, “ Seventy weeks are determined upon thy
people and upon thy holy city” (Dan 9:24). Many modern scholars claim that Daniel’s
Seventy Weeks prophecy is the central prophecy that should be used to identify the events
of the end-time. Daniel’s Seventy Weeks prophesy identifies that “seven sevens” are
determined for the people of Israel. In Hebrew the word translated as “sevens” is the plural
form of the word “shabua” ( %uwb^v ), which literally means a week of years. “Shabua” is
used much like the English word for “decade.” We first observe the term in the scripture
when Jacob completed a “ shabua;” “Fulfil her week ( shabua ), and we will give thee this
also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years . And Jacob did
so, and fulfilled her week ( shabua ): and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.”
(Gen 29:27-28). Jacob fulfilled a week of seven years ( shabua )! The principle of a day for
a year is established by the prophet Ezekiel, “I have appointed thee each day for a year
(Ezek 4:6). Sixty-nine of Daniel’s seventy weeks took place prior to the crucifixion of
Jesus; however, the Seventieth week is still yet to come. The period in between (the
Church Age) is essentially a timeout for Israel prior to the 70 th Week!
This Bible study is not intended to fully explain Daniel’s Seventy Weeks prophecy; if you
would like to know more about Daniel’s seventieth week, we suggest that you order the
Rivkah Ministries , Book entitled, “ Rush to Judgment
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Reference to Daniel’s Seventy Weeks was made in order to explain that prophecy in
general may be viewed somewhat like a football game. An actual football game may last
several hours of elapsed time to a spectator; nevertheless, there are only 60 minutes of
actually playing time on the field. Predictable time delays such as time-outs cause the
game to extend well beyond the one-hour limit of playing time. We need to realize that
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
God too has established some time delays over the earth. Daniel’s 70 th week, which will
take place during the tribulation period, is a week of years ( shabua )! From the time that
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey until the time of the future tribulation,
God’s prophetic clock for Israel has been on hold. No matter how we count time, we can
be sure that the end of God’s established time is getting ever closer because like the 60
minutes of actual playing time, there will only be 6,000 total years of elapsed time in which
fallen humanity has the rule over this planet;
3rd Key – There is a repeating or cyclical nature of events that transpires in the record of
mankind. As far as I know, Charles Capps, first labeled this repeating nature of historical
events as, “the Solomon Concept.” In order to begin to appreciate the implications of the
Solomon Concept, let’s look to some of the words of Solomon, “One generation passeth
away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 5 The sun also
ariseth, and the sun goeth down , and hasteth to his place where he arose” (Eccl 1:4-5).
Did you notice in that short passage that personal pronouns are used in association with the
sun! Why would God reference the sun using personal pronouns as if it were a person?
That passage is clearly prophetic of some individual. The Book of Malachi gives us
understanding, “But unto you that fear my name shall the SUN of righteousness arise with
healing in his wings” (Mal 4:2). This prophecy about the “ SUN ” of righteousness
specifically relates to the person of Jesus! Without doubt, the Messiah is the only person in
history who could fit the title as the SUN of Righteousness! Do not miss the declaration
that “ SUN ” is not spelled “son,” which is the title that we would normally expect in
reference to a male offspring!
Given that the Bible refers to Jesus as the “ SUN ” and not “ Son ,” we must pay attention.
This is an indication of revelation! Sometimes in the scripture when we see the “ SUN” in
reference to Jesus we must bear in mind the concept known as a Solomon Concept! In
essence a Solomon Concept is an earlier profile of some future prophetic event! In this
instance the Solomon Concept is associated with the Messiah or the SUN of
Righteousness! In the Book of Genesis we first recognize this motif as a prophetic
Solomon Concept where the SUN came upon the scene on the fourth day of Creation. This
is prophetic of Jesus Christ who would be like the rising SUN, “God made two great lights;
the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule over the night” (Gen 1:16). This
took place on the fourth day of creation; likewise, Jesus came after 4,000 years of human
history! We will recall from the 2nd Key above that to God, 1,000 years is like a day.
Notice the context of our study, “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule
the day ( SUN ) , and the lesser light to rule the night (moon) : he made the stars also” (Gen
1:16); if Jesus is the SUN and the Church is supposed to reflect Him, then it would stand to
reason that the Church is supposed to represent the moon. Jesus represents the SUN, “In
him was life; and the life was the light of men ” (John 1:4). The Church represents the
Moon which reflects the SUN’s light, “Let your light so shine before men” (Matt 5:16).
Jesus was the great light that came, “to bear witness of the Light , that all men through him
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
might believe” (John 1:7)! Essentially, during creation God spoke the end of the matter
during that beginning six days!
Notice the creation account of the SUN the moon and the stars as follows, “And God set
them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the
day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was
good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day” (Gen 1:17-19). It is very
interesting that embedded across this passage in an equidistant letter sequence, which is the
Hebrew name pronounced, “Ya shoo ah;” in the English that name is, “Jesus!”
The Hebrew language is
properly read (right-to-left) as opposed to English (left-to- right) ! Notice the Hebrew
letters as they are identified on the next page:
Count
Heb
Char.
Hebrew
Name
Heb.
Value
Hebrew
Literal
Meaning
Hebrew
Symbolic
Meaning
Hebraic
Rabinical Meaning
Rough
English
Equiv.
Closed
hand,
Right
Hand
Deed, Work,
to Make
Creation and
Metaphysical
Yod is Hebrew for Hand
Ten Generations, Ten
Utterances of Creation
10
y
Yod
10
I
21
c
Shin
300
teeth
consume,
destroy
Divine Power and
Provision
Mezuza on the Gates
Heb Sheker(falsehood and
corruption) rejected by
God
S/Sh
6
e
Vav
6
Nail
“and,” add,
secure, hook or
connection
to link
Number of Man,
Completion and
Redemption. A
conjunction between man
and God. Serpent
created on day 6 also!
U/O
16
U
Ayin
70
Eye
See, know,
experience
Sight and Insight or “the
tempted eye” “All
seeing eye” of modern
Babylon—Gen 11:5
O
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
The Hebrew word ( uocy !) actually occurs
twice in the passage! Notice carefully in the
graphic (at right) how the text has the name of
Jesus ( see ) written once in each direction.
( hlb !) is the Hebrew word for “bride;” that
word also occurs twice in those same verses and
is likewise written in both directions! ( see )
The sun and the moon are the two major objects
of the passage; the amazing thing about that
short passage is the number of hidden ELS
words that occur exactly two times as follows:
“assignment;” “beam;” “brighten;”
“differentiate;” “illumination;” “illumine;”
“irradiate;” “lighten;” and “separate.” The point
is that the Creator used two luminous orbs set in
“the firmament of heaven to give light upon the
earth.” In the same fashion, when Jesus
appeared, the SUN of Righteousness came into
the world, “That was the true Light , which lighteth every man that cometh into the world”
(John 1:9)! In other words, the SUN had arisen, “The people which sat in darkness saw
great light ; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up
(Matt 4:16). After 4,000 years, great light came into the earth!
Now let’s continue with the elements behind the Solomon Concept, “The wind goeth
toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the
wind returneth again according to his circuits . 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea
is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again ” (Eccl
1:6-7). This indicates that the earth is cyclical in nature. We naturally observe that
everything that goes around eventually comes back around; the only thing that is different
is a later timeframe. The water that falls to the earth runs to the sea and evaporates into a
cloud and rains and falls again upon the earth! The only thing altered is a new timeframe!
Next, we must understand a key from verse nine, “The thing that hath been , it is that which
shall be ; and that which is done is that which shall be done : and there is no new thing
under the sun” (Eccl 1:9). Solomon continues, “Is there any thing whereof it may be said,
See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us” (Eccl 1:10). The
Holy Spirit must lead us to appreciate the cyclical nature of revelation through Scripture!
The Bible reveals the future in a very unique way, “Let no man therefore judge you in
meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday , or of the new moon , or of the sabbath days :
17 Which are a shadow of things to come ” (Col 2:16-17). The symbols used here such as
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
the “holiday,” the “new moon,” and the “Sabbath days” are all cyclical events. Since they
are cyclical and as Paul says, “ a shadow of things to come ,” they are also prophetic and
therefore associated with the Solomon’s Concept! In this passage Paul talks about things,
which are obvious cyclical events! Since these events are prophetic, let’s look to what the
Prophet Isaiah reveals concerning the SUN and the moon, “Moreover the light of the moon
shall be as the light of the sun , and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold , as the light of
seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people , and healeth the
stroke of their wound” (Isa 30:26). If the SUN represents Jesus and the Moon represents
the Church, then when the light of the moon becomes as the light of the SUN , the Church
will one day be able to minister in the same way that Christ ministered. This means that
God is going to significantly turn up the power! Things are being revealed to this
generation that never have been understood! We should anticipate Solomon’s predicted
pattern, “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be” (Eccl 1:9).
God reveals the future through what has already been. Watching prophecy unfold is very
much like awakening long before the light of a new day; as the night gives way to dawn we
naturally begin to more clearly perceive those things that earlier were mere shadows, “For
now we see through a glass , darkly ; but then face to face ” (1 Cor 13:12).
As the Scripture advises, let’s look back to the days of creation, “ Remember the days of
old , consider the years of many generations” (Deut 32:7). This particular passage comes
from what is known as the “Song of Moses.” The Jewish rabbis comment that these
days” of old refer specifically to the six days of the Genesis creation account! Take note
below how God obviously expresses His satisfaction in the phrase, “ God saw that it was
good .” Notice His powerful statement at the end of the sixth day; compare it to the first
five days of creation:
Day of
Creation
Blessing
Given?
Main
Product
Description of Verse
1
Yes
1
Light
God saw the light, that it was good . . . And God called the light
Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the
morning were the first day” (Gen 1:4 & 5).
2
No!
Separation
of waters
from
waters
“God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were
under the firmament from the waters which were above the
firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven.
And the evening and the morning were the second day” (Gen 1:7-
8).
0
3
Double!
2
Land
“God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the
waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good (Gen 1:10).
“whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was
good . 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day” (Gen
1:12-13).
Seed
(Kind after
Kind)
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
Day of
Creation
Blessing
Given?
Main
Product
Description of Verse
4
Yes
1
SUN
Moon &
Stars
“God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the
earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide
the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good . 19 And
the evening and the morning were the fourth day” (Gen 1:17-19).
5
Yes
Water
Creatures
“God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth,
which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and
every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good . . .
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day” (Gen 1:21 &
23).
1
6
Special
Humanity
and all
creation
“And God said, Let us make man in our image , after our likeness:
and let them have dominion . . . And God saw every thing that he
had made, and, behold, it was very good . And the evening and the
morning were the sixth day” (Gen 1:26 & 31).
1
Six Days Six Total Blessings!
After six days of Creation, “behold, it was very good! ” Realize that God had just finished
creating His children; likewise, after six thousand years of human rule over the earth the
manifestation of Sons will be completed and He will view this crowning event of His
creation as very good! His Sons will be manifest and they will be fashioned in the same
condition as was Adam; not only will the Church be manifest as Sons of God we will be
like Jesus! “Remember the days of old,” at the end of the sixth day was the only time that
God saw that “ it was very good! ” It was finished! It is going to be very good for the Body
of Christ and the Church at the end of the 6,000 years of God’s established time!
Now let’s go further into the Solomon Concept, “The thing that hath been , it is that which
shall be ; and that which is done is that which shall be done ! ” Notice how the Genesis
account starts out, “ These are the generations (Meaning that all generations of humanity
or 6000 years of time are supposed to be pictured by this passage! Remember also, that
the seventh day is a day of rest!) of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in
the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens” (Gen 2:4). Now let’ skip
forward to chapter six, “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man,
for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years ” (Gen 6:3).
This not only signifies that man was to have 120 years until the flood; there are several
other hidden meanings in this passage. One such meaning is that 120 X 50 = 6,000 . It
appears that man’s days are appointed and limited, “Is there not an appointed time to man
upon earth ? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?” (Job 7:1). There are 120
jubilees given to man in which he can operate in the flesh; notice that 120 X 50 (a jubilee)
= 6,000 ! After the passage of 6,000 years, sons of the Kingdom of God take over. Job
continues, “Seeing his days are determined , the number of his months are with thee, thou
hast appointed his bounds that he cannot pass; 6 Turn from him, that he may rest, till he
shall accomplish, as an hireling, his day” (Job 14:5-6). Next we learn even more
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“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
information from verse 14, “If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed
time will I wait, till my change come. (here is the resurrection!) 15 Thou shalt call, and I
will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands” (Job 14:14-15).
Essentially, Job is predicting that at the end of man’s appointed time there will come a
resurrection for the righteous in God!
It seems clear that mankind has 6,000 years of rule while under the influence of satan the
devil; but how long is the Church age supposed to last? How long until the Church takes
over? Let’s learn from the Solomon Concept, “And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto
the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow , (This is equivalent of 2 days; or 2,000
years! Here is a profile of 2,000 years for the age to follow!) and let them wash their
clothes” (Ex 19:10). This is just one of many other cryptic prophecies concerning two
prophetic days. The Lord prophesied as follows, “And on the morrow when he departed,
he took out two pence, (It is important to understand that one pence was one days wages!)
and gave them to the host , and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou
spendest more, when I come again , (This is prophetic of His return.) I will repay thee”
(Luke 10:35). Here the Good Samaritan gave two days wages to the host. This is yet
another indication that the Lord will return after 2,000 years!
Jesus met the woman at the well; notice what follows, “So when the Samaritans were come
unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two days
(John 4:40). Here we find Jesus after He left Israel, abiding two days with the Samaritans.
This two-day lodging is a prophetic period symbolic of a 2,000-year season! In this
context, the Samaritans (Those rejected by the Jews!) were symbolic of the church!
Going back to Exodus 19, lets notice what happens after two prophetic days, “And be
ready against the third day : for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all
the people upon mount Sinai” (Ex 19:11). How will the rapture take place? Paul writes,“
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to
meet the Lord in the air: (in Greek, this specific word for ”air” means from ground level to
the top of a mountain) and so shall we ever be with the Lord” (1 Thess 4:17). Now let’s
apply the Solomon concept here; at the very first Pentecost or 50 days after the children of
Israel left Egypt, they met at the foot of a mountain on the third day after they were
consecrated, and the Lord came down in the sight of the people after two days, “be ready
against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down” (Ex 19:11)!
Remember that on the next significant Pentecost (Which means fifty days!) that there were
120 disciples in the upper room during the first Pentecost of the Church era! With that
“Church” centered Pentecost in mind, let’s carefully examine the first Pentecost in the
wilderness on the third day , “And it came to pass on the third day in the morning , that
there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the
trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. 17 And
Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God” (Ex 19:16-17). Now
notice verse 19, “And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
louder , Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. 20 And the LORD came down
upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the LORD called Moses up to the top of
the mount ; and Moses went up (Ex 19:19-20). Here, Moses as he ascended to the top of
the mountain is symbolic of the Church in the rapture! We need to remember that Moses
lived exactly 120 years, “And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old
this day ” (Deut 31:2). Moses died exactly 120 years later the exact same day upon which
he was born! In so doing he became a composite of all of the righteous dead of 120
jubilees; he is a representation of the righteous dead such as Job who lived during the last
6,000 years but have died! Notice in the Book of Romans that we discover an interesting
and revealing Biblical fact; it says that “death reigned from Adam to Moses ” (Rom 5:14).
What does that mean? Paul may certainly be referring to the fact that Moses represents all
of the righteous dead who will have died during the first 6,000 years! After the 120
jubilees death can never again hold them!
Let’s pick up the story from the Book of Joshua, “And it came to pass after three days , that
the officers went through the host; 3 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see
the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God (The ark is a symbol of Jesus) , and the
priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it. 4 Yet
there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come
not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go” (Josh 3:2-4). This is a
prophecy that the people will follow Jesus across the river (Crossing a river is an idiom for
passing beyond death!) 2,000 years after the Lord! When the people passed over the
Jordan, the waters stood up in a heap; the waters stopped but notice how far back the
waters were stopped up, “And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet
of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth
all his banks all the time of harvest,) 16 That the waters which came down from above
stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam (all the way back to Adam)
(Josh 3:15-16). At the other end of the river the waters dried up all the way down to the
Dead Sea !” This is symbolic of Paul’s statement, “death reigned from Adam to Moses
(Rom 5:14)!
The Hebrew word for “rapture” is, ( bwhlc !) ; notice how that word is embedded in reverse
order in Joshua 9:17 in reference to third day as shown below:
The word for “rapture” is also embedded in the passage from Joshua 3:17 which talk about
crossing over the Jordan.
There is another associated Solomon Concept about the morning of the third day. The
intriguing part is that a Hebrew day starts at the evening of the previous day, not in the
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
morning. Therefore some kind of a time delay is implied in our passage. Notice as Joshua
is about to win an important battle, the SUN is going down (Meaning the end of the Church
Age). Now let’s observe Joshua, “Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the
LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of
Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 13 And
the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon
their enemies . Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of
heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day (This could very well represent a
whole day or even perhaps one year!) . 14 And there was no day like that before it or after
it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man : for the LORD fought for Israel”
(Josh 10:12-14). Here we find the LORD hearkening to the voice of a man and the result is
a great miracle! If the Solomon Concept holds true, this passage is an indication that there
are going to be some remarkable things taking place before the righteous evacuate this
planet! Notice what Daniel says about the very end of days, “the people that do know their
God shall be strong, and do exploits ” (Dan 11:32); these words mean “to seize, to be
strong; to bind, to restrain, and to conquer! Just a chapter earlier Daniel himself four
different times described being made strong as, “Then there came again and touched me
one like the appearance of a man , and he strengthened me , 19 And said, O man greatly
beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong , yea, be strong . And when he had spoken
unto me, I was strengthened , and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me
(Dan 10:18-19).
Now let’s research one of the Lord’s parables concerning sowing, “Another parable put he
forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good
seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the
wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit,
then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him,
Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said
unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go
and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also
the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest (It is getting very close to
the harvest!) and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the
tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: (Notice! At this point the tares are merely
bound; they are not yet burned. They are bound so that the harvest will not be hindered by
their presence!) but gather the wheat into my barn ” (Matt 13:24-30). The Scripture
reveals, “the reapers are the angels” (Matt 13:39). Obviously, Angels bind the tares!
Once the earth lease of 6,000 years expires, wicked men will lose their authority.
However, we do not lose our authority because the Sons of God will once again be ruling
over the earth! Is there any kind of a signpost or marker which identifies the specific time?
Remember that we have been discussing, “Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the
light of the sun , and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold , as the light of seven days, in
the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
wound” (Isa 30:26). When will these sons of God who are like the moon begin to shine
like the Sun ? Back-up just one verse and notice a possible answer, “And there shall be
upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day
of the great slaughter, when the towers fall ” (Isa 30:25). Is this a Solomon Concept
signpost? Now this certainly does not have a specific reference to the Twin towers in New
York. This is talking about towers where false gods were worshipped up on the high
mountains. Nevertheless, the World Trade Center was actually what some post 9-11
observers have called, “a cathedral” that was symbolic of our human ability to accumulate
material wealth! Is it possible that three thousand years ago a prophet hinted at events
regarding our very time?
God makes things plain, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you
into all truth” (John 16:13). Jesus had just told His disciple, “I have yet many things to say
unto you, but ye cannot bear them now ” (John 16:12). There are things that are
perceptible only by the Spirit of God. Secondly, through the passage of time, Biblical
mysteries become clearer to the individual than they had been in the past. The Holy Spirit
definitely will reveal the future, “he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall
hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come (John 16:13).
Notice the first Pentecost in the
wilderness, “it came to pass on the
third day in the morning ” (Ex
19:16). There was a piercing sound,
“the voice of the trumpet exceeding
loud; so that all the people that was
in the camp trembled” (Ex 19:16).
On the next great Pentecost
when the dead rise and the
Church is changed, we will
hear the same piercing
sound of the trump of God.
The name of Elijah comes
from the repeated phrases
unto the LORD ” & “ to the
LORD ” as found in Exodus
Chapter 19. The Hebrew
characters which make-up
this phrase form the name
Elijah ( whyla !) . The
word is encoded six times
behind the text. Remember
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
what Jesus said concerning Elijah, “ Elias truly shall first come ” (Matt 17:11). Notice how
Elijah is encoded six different times in Exodus 19; these events took place on Pentecost,
the morning of the third day.
Other than Jesus Christ, Elijah is the only person in the Bible where the scripture literally
describes the events of his going up into heaven in a rapture-like experience, “it came to
pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and
horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into
heaven (2 Kings 2:11). The other important fact that we need to realize is that on the day
when Elijah was raptured into heaven, many of the prophets knew the exact day that it was
going to take place, “And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha,
and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head
to day? And he said, Yea, I know it ; hold ye your peace” (2 Kings 2:3). Other than Elijah,
we also know that Paul discussed in the third person how that, “he was caught up into
paradise , and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter” (2 Cor
12:4). Even though we have only the description of Elijah’s rapture, we should consider
both of these experiences to have been rapture-like. The important point that we need to
consider with regard to Paul is that he experienced a rapture-like event and even after that
experience he still continued to perform his great commission upon the earth!
Where does the Solomon Concept regarding the rapture show-up in the New Testament
account? Matthew records an amazing event that we have come to know as the
transfiguration, “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste
of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom” (Matt 16:28). This passage
does not say that “the Son of man” would actually come in his kingdom during that event.
Instead it says, “till they see (as in a vision) the Son of man coming in his kingdom!”
Essentially, some of these disciples saw (as in a vision) that exact event. Is it coincidence
that Jesus waited for six days before that event? Notice that, “ after six days (The day for a
thousand years principle would suggest that this event shadows future events which are to
take place after 6,000 years.) Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth
them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them : and his face
did shine as the sun , and his raiment was white as the light. 3 And, behold, there appeared
unto them Moses and Elias talking with him” (Matt 17:1-3).
Now some may protest, “This cannot be symbolic of the rapture of the Church because
only three of the twelve disciples participated in the vision!” The fact that only three show
up actually becomes a powerful clue for us! Peter, James and John were the only disciples
that Jesus took with him when he raised the dead (Here is a hint of the resurrection) ,
“While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said,
Thy daughter is dead : why troublest thou the Master any further? 36 As soon as Jesus
heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid,
only believe. 37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John
the brother of James. 38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. 39 And when he was come in, he
saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. 40
And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and
the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him , and entereth in where the damsel
was lying. 41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which
is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 42 And straightway the damsel arose
(Mark 5:35-42).
Back to the transfiguration; notice what Peter, James, and John actually saw in their vision,
“And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him” (Matt 17:3).
What are Moses and Elijah doing here? We have earlier learned that Moses is
representative of all of the righteous dead (He is illustrative of the whole 120 congregation
of the righteous dead!) ; likewise, Elijah is representative of the living Church. It was
Elijah who was taken into heaven before his natural time of death.
Now back to the New Testament, “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come” (Acts
2:1); remember that Pentecost means fifty and there were 120 disciples. When these
numbers are multiplied together the product is 6,000. This is yet another passage where a
time factor is suggested beneath the text, “And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was
preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times (note that this word
is plural) of restitution of all things , which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy
prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:20-21). What exactly does this mean? What is
supposed to be restored? We get a hint from the book of Proverbs, “ the righteous shall be
recompensed (Repaid for their loss.) in the earth : much more the wicked and the sinner”
(Prov 11:31). The church is not going to be taken out in some kind of a sneaky defeat!
They will be recompensed (repaid) ! We are going to go out in a blaze of glory! Jesus said,
“and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12).
Jesus performed may miracles upon unbelievers; however, after He arose from the dead
Scripture does not reveal that He again performed another miracle upon an unbeliever!
Why? Because Christians are the Body of Christ, “Now ye are the body of Christ ” (1 Cor
12:27). Jesus taught, “It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the
Comforter will not come unto you ; but if I depart, I will send him unto you ” (John 16:7).
Jesus was planning to come back to the earth in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why
Jesus wants us filled with the Holy Spirit, “if any man have not the Spirit of Christ , he is
none of his” (Rom 8:9)! We human beings are to provide the body and Jesus provides the
anointing of the Holy Spirit! With Him in us we will perform great works on this earth!
We are going to do all of the same works that Jesus performed, “God anointed Jesus of
Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power : who went about doing good, and healing
all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him ” (Acts 10:38). God will once
again work in this same fashion through the body of Jesus Christ during the time of the end
prior to His return!
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The Solomon Concept
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
The disciples were gathered together on a mountain and Jesus said, “All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore , and teach all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to
observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world” (Matt 28:18-20). One could honestly think to themselves, “Why
does God want me to go? After all, He has all of the power!” The answer is simple Jesus
has the power; but, we have the body that Christ wants to use! Until the 6,000-year lease
expires for mankind only physical human beings have the authority to make things happen
on this earth!
Let’s notice how the Solomon Concept shows up in our Lord. When he was raptured, “he
shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty
days , and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). The
disciples asked him at this time, “Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to
Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which
the Father hath put in his own power . 8 But ye shall receive power , after that the Holy
Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all
Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:6-8). The Father
put in his own power (authority) the exact information concerning when we will receive
that added supernatural power! Immediately after this conversation, “And when he had
spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up ; and a cloud received him out of
their sight ” (Acts 1:9). Let’s concentrate on Jesus’ rapture.
In the same fashion that the Lord was raised incorruptible on the third day, so too must the
Church be changed! Paul discusses this concept through his explanation of the five-fold
ministry, “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of
the body of Christ” (Eph 4:12). So the point is that the Body of Christ needs to be built up.
But how long does this building process last? When will it be complete, “Till we all come
in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man , (this
means that at some future time we will become perfect! How many perfect Christians do
you see now?) unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ (Eph 4:13). It sure
does appear in those words that the Apostle Paul expects every member of the Body of
Christ to reach full maturity. When? When will the dead rise incorruptible and the church
become “perfect?”
Let’s notice specific information that the Apostle Paul expressed concerning this marvelous
change that is coming upon the Church! Paul penned the passage of which we have all
become so familiar; the only problem is that we may have been making some false
assumptions that simply are not in the text. Lets take a closer, more critical look, “Now
this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth
corruption inherit incorruption . Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but
we shall all be changed , 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, (Most of us have
pointed to this instant in time as the exact moment of the Rapture. But is that the actual
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“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
message that is being conveyed?) at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed ” (1 Cor 15:50-52). We have
simply lumped this scripture with “. . . we which are alive and remain unto the coming of
the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend
from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel , and with the trump of God:
and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds , to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we
ever be with the Lord” (1 Thess 4:15-17). So there is definitely going to be a catching up
into heaven. However, we do not want to jump to the conclusion regarding when that
happens. Notice how the Book of Revelation describes Israel with reference to this exact
subject, “she (Israel) brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of
iron: and her child was caught up unto God ” (Rev 12:5). Obviously many years and
events filled the gap between the time when the man child was, “brought forth,” and the
time that He was, “caught up unto God!” Likewise, the Church may well experience a
“change” prior to the general “rapture!” Let’s notice how this may take place.
But doesn’t this idea come into conflict with what First Thessalonians clearly teaches about
the time of the rapture? That is a fair question let’s look at the passage which says, “For
the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first : 17 Then we which are
alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in
the air” (1 Thess 4:16-17). Actually, it is First Corinthians that gives us clearer
information! Notice, what it does say, “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all
sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall
be changed” (1 Cor 15:51-52). However, this passage says nothing of being “caught up” at
this exact moment in time! Thessalonians only speaks concerning the time of the trump of
God, “and the dead in Christ shall rise first. ” This time of the dead rising is also the time
of the change for the living Church! Thessalonians says, “ Then we which are alive and
remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air” (1
Thess 4:17). That word together is very important! To help understand its significance,
notice how the American Standard Version renders this same passage, “ then we that are
alive, that are left, shall together with them (Them means those who previously had been
resurrected at the same time that the Church was changed!) be caught up (this seems to
indicate that both the resurrected dead and the previously living Christians shall be caught
up together) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the
Lord” (1 Thess 4:17) ASV. We have already observed that in the case of Jesus, many years
and events filled the gap between when He was, “brought forth,” and the time that He was,
“caught up unto God!” See (Rev 12:5).
Notice very carefully, Paul does not mention the catching up event in first Corinthians!
Instead, the passage reads as follows, “Behold, I shew you a mystery; we shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed .” (This expresses that there is a change coming! But it does
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“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that
which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun”( Eccl 1:9)! x
not say that they are caught up at this exact moment!) The passage continues, “52 In a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed ” (1 Cor 15:50-52). There is
nothing spoken here about being caught up! This passage only refers to a resurrection and
a change. It says that the dead rise and that the living are changed! Further, Jesus’ own
experience ought to become a pattern that we may consider. What does that mean? Notice
His example to us, “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many
infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days , and speaking of the things pertaining to the
kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3). After He was raised incorruptible he remained on this earth
for forty days; only then did His rapture take place, “And when he had spoken these things,
while they beheld , he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight” (Acts 1:9).
Our change is to take place in the twinking of an eye, “ we shall all be changed . In a
moment, in the twinkling of an eye.” In great contrast, the rapture of Jesus was an
observable event, “ while they beheld , he was taken up ; and a cloud received him out of
their sight ;” in exactly the same fashion, when Elijah was “caught up” he was likewise
observed, “and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it (2 Kings
2:11-12).
We have always assumed that as soon as we are changed that we are “caught up” in that
exact same instant! However, the scripture does not exactly convey this idea. There is
going to be a major change which takes place in the Church (body of Christ) before the
rapture, “he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the
heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things , (Jesus will not come
UNTIL the restitution of all things!) which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy
prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:20-21). Those representative of the 120 righteous
are identified through Moses just as the prophet Elijah identifies those “who are alive and
remain.” Both of these two groups must be restored prior to the coming of the Lord! Some
unknown period after they have been restored “changed,” will they be raptured into heaven,
“and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the
book. 2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake . . . And they that
be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament ; and they that turn many to
righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” (Dan 12:1-3).
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