The morning Manna will be provided at 6am. Thanks.

Studying Genesis in the series Lesson 13, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart.

The Topic today is: "Hope of a Promised Land"

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God"

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's Edition is on page 168 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 109.

The site allows anyone, anywhere to read the lesson in their own language. Choose your own language to see God speaking also to your heart.

---Not many people know it, but the Egyptian Eschatology Theology had the idea of an earthly Nile and a Heavenly Nile.

---Every night the Sungod Ra dies, and the souls of the dead that day are put into the boat with Ra who's blood is red on the Western horizon.

---They travel with him on their way to Midnight where they will face an "Investigative Judgment" and everyone's heart is put on a scale to weigh their good deeds.

---Judgment is by works. For this they have to go through twelve gates during the night.

---Sir Walter E. Budge of the British Museum had a picture from the Ptolemaic Times (300 BC) about this process of Egyptian Eschatology Theology.

---A Monkey is sitting on the scale to notoriously interfere with the weighing of the heart on the scale before the Judge God Ptah directly before Midnight.

--The Angel of the Lord came at Midnight when Pharaoh Thutmosis III's oldest son died and he is the one that is in the sarcophage of his father at the Oriental Institute in Chicago, only 35 years old as X-Rays of Wente et al showed. Thutmosis III drowned in the Red Sea and was never found says Psalms.

---Directly after that Investigative Judgment of the heart on scales before Ptah, comes the Executive Judgment by fire, trials, destructions, and fights the whole night until the morning when Ra is born again on the eastern Nile.

---At Midnight, Ra arrives directly over the earthly Nile. Executive Judgment is going to start for those who did not succesfully pass the test. Just like the Angel of the Lord arrived at Midnight.

---Jacob, Joseph and Moses all dreamed of a "Heavenly Jerusalem or Canaan" says the Book of Hebrews about Abraham and all others.

---They want their bones to be carried to the physical earthly Canaan because of their hope in the physical heavenly Canaan to come.

---Also the Bible makes Joseph a prophet as dr. Doukhan brought out so well in this lesson. "God will surely visit you, and you shall carry up my bones from here" (Genesis 50:25).

---Lesson says that ultimately the hope of salvation, the restoration of the New Jerusalem in a new heaven and a new earth is the ultimate hope also of us.