IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom is the Lamb who has the Seven Spirits of God, which is the nature of Christ. “And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth” (Revelation 5:6 NKJV). “There shall come forth a rod from thestem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,The Spirit of counsel and might,The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:1-2 NKJV).
Ask any scientist. Seven colors make up the components of light: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, indigo and violet. Condensed the seven-fold spectrum of color is LIGHT, Yeshua was aware of the seven colors that make up light when He declared: “I am the Light of the World” (John 8:12).
Notice in Revelation 4:5 it says that there were/are “seven lamps of fire burning BEFORE the throne, which are the Seven Spirits of God.” Just as the Hebrew Living Letters are to the Word of God, so are the Seven Spirits of God to the Holy Spirit. These Seven Spirits are given to mature everyone made in God’s own image into the fullness of that image – Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ). These glorious rainbow-colored spirits are our governors and tutors: “Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father: (Galatians 4:1-2 KJV). Therefore, before we can approach God’s Throne, we must allow the Seven Spirit of God to teach us how to be one with the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6).
To be fully transformed into the image of Messiah Yeshua, we must become completely possessed by the life of God, as was originally designed. Our high calling of God in Christ Jesus is to walk in the fullness of God bodily: “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death;If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. …I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:10-11,14 KJV). “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power” (Colossians 2:6-9 NKJV).
As we progressively are washed by the water of the Word (Yeshua), we are cleansed, refreshed, and transformed. When we have come into the complete 100-percent fullness of the measure of the stature of Christ, we will walk like Yeshua walked with the divine seven-fold nature of Christ.
“Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. And the Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?’ Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, ‘Take away the filthy garments from him.’ And to him He said, ‘See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.’ And I said, ‘Let them put a clean turban on his head.’ So they put a clean turban on his head [mind of Christ], and they put the clothes on him. And the Angel of the Lord stood by. Then the Angel of the Lord admonished Joshua, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts: “If you will walk in My ways, and if you will keep My command, Then you shall also judge My house, and likewise have charge of My courts; I will give you places to walk among these who stand here. Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, You and your companions who sit before you, for they are awondrous sign; For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH. For behold, the stone that I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave its inscription,” Says the Lord of hosts, “And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day,” says the Lord of hosts, “Everyone will invite his neighbor under his vine and under his fig tree.” ’ ” (Zechariah 3:1-10 NKJV).
Here’s to being crowned with the Seven Spirits of God!
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The bridal walk to divine oneness with our Beloved Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) begins by standing under the Arc of the Seven Spirits of God with Yeshua above the rainbow arc. Behold, a Menorah is in front of the Arc with the violet color of the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord emanating His Presence.
The seven flames of the Seven Spirits of God in His Temple provides a particular light in the midst of howling, swirling wind. Their rainbow color tongues of fire flame on. Think of Pentecost.
Behold, the face of the ox, which represents Father God. A whole yellow-tan ox stands peacefully before you, He is strong. Hear a very powerful constant waterfall. See big white lilies with green leaves layered with the archway.
The current of the wind swirls around the archway with an infinity symbol that meets in the center of the arch – right in the center point of the Menorah. Hear Him say, “Go into the Menorah.” The center branch and center flame are highlighted. Behold, there is both a Seven Branch Menorah of the Temple and a Nine Branch Menorah of Hanukkah (i.e., Hanukkiah). Lift up the 9-Branch Hanukkiah in your right hand to light your way to His One-Dear-Land; and then, step into the center of the Temple Menorah (i.e., yourself).
Behold, a translucent blue pathway is before you with the ox there. A clear path is ahead of the ox. Hold up the Hanukkiah to light the way to follow the ox. Step in unison with the ox. With each step, the ox’s hooves strike the translucent blue path. It releases electric shocks. The atmosphere is charged. Feel the surge of energy come through your feet. Behold, following in the Father’s footsteps feeds the entire atmosphere that you partake. Our Heavenly Father is infusing His frequency along with the glow of the Menorah’s flames. Allow your body to absorb His intensely charged goodness in order to be taken higher. Feel the sensation in your heart and see the seven rainbow colors of the Seven Spirits of God.
From the Father’s pathway rises golden flecks of light drifting up on a breeze, like fireflies at night. Behold, His pathway winds higher and higher and higher… Let yourself be drawn to be led by the ox up His revelatory pathway. Feel the significance – the weightiness – of the journey.
Behold, there are invisible tethers from the ox around your waist, so you can glide up His pathway. No effort is required beyond resting in Him.
Behold, the seven paths of the Seven Spirits of God run perfectly parallel, yet they are all overlain on each other. There are seven (several) different dimensions overlaid in the one. These paths of the Seven Spirits of God look like a double-image photo. They are all folded into one; but are separate. On the translucent blue path of the Spirit of Might (Power), we know that all seven paths are there.
Follow the ox. Follow our Heavenly Father. The ox moves forward on this dimensional translucent blue pathway with golden sparks. Feel yourself being chauffeured on His path. Feel the easy glide under your feet. Feel the movement of the air, as you move. Feel the excitement. Smell the cleaner and fresher air of the heights.
The Father’s perfect pathway leads to a level place on top with another archway. At the end of the gathering place in a field is an arch with an enormous throne underneath it on a platform. Actually, there is a center throne and three thrones on either side, just like the flames of Menorah. When we get to this elevated majestic archway, the Father’s tethers drop, and the ox walks through the ascended archway. The blue translucent pathway goes right through the center.
Behold, this pathway to the Father’s high place grows just ahead of His steps. Abba is creating the path of oneness of the Seven Spirits of God for the Bride of the Messiah. Hear: “There is room for all.” The Bride of the Messiah are all together with Him in the center of creation.
Abba emphasizes the Hanukkiah lifted in the Bride’s right hand before the throne. We stand before the center throne looking out and we are absorbed into the ox. We look out through the big beautiful eyes of the ox that can see 360-degrees of endless vastness. We see the white lilies on either side of the meadow as well as other colorful petaled flowers (zinnias).
Look down. Your feet are bare. The ground is holy, and Messiah Yeshua is there before us. Yeshua takes the hand of His Bride and stands beside her looking out. The great big white lilies are emphasized again. We hear: “All creation.” The other petaled flowers are mingled in quite a bit of red and blue, which symbolizes the kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek.
There is a cascade of petals raining down on Yeshua and His Bride like confetti. Hear the joy, the laughter, and the cheers.
The Seven Spirits of God are sitting on the seven thrones. These are the witnesses of this divine union. They are the judges that have been the Bride’s governors and tutors who give their permission for this match made in heaven. It is the enthronement of the Seven Spirits of God in the Messiah’s Bride. It is the enthronement of the tongues of fire. We understand that the flames of the Menorah are sentient beings. The oil moves as each flame speaks. These seven thrones are seats of authority in Him. These Seven Spirits embody the Nature of Christ within His Bride.
The celebration petals pile up around the newly married couple. Yeshua and His Bride are joined together in holy matrimony. The gigantic white lilies represent resurrection life. The colorful petaled flowers represent all dimensions of creation.
A heavenly scribe comes before the seven thrones to meet Yeshua and His Bride in the center. The scribe’s scroll is their ketubah (marriage contract) that contains the Hebrew Living Letters REYSH and KOOF. Yeshua and the Bride of Christ’s ketubah is all about what is highest and most important as well as holiness, specifically holiness on earth. The scribe describes the holiness of the match.
We see the six thrones rotate clockwise around the center one. It is the right way around. The Bride of the Messiah is one with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit here. This is the divine oneness of His Bride.
We hear an ancient unlocking sound. It feels so clean and new… so full of light. In the rushing wind, we hear” “It is finished” over and over again with His song playing softly in the background “I Want to Marry You.”
The Hebrew Pentecost (Shavuot) is celebrated seven weeks after Passover. Scripture tells us that Shavuot is a divinely appointed feast designated as a feast forever (Exo. 34:22; Lev. 23:15-21; Deut. 16:9-12). It signifies Moses and the Israelites taking seven weeks to reach Mount Sinai. Shavuot literally translates to “weeks” in Hebrew, emphasizes the conclusion of this seven-week journey – the Word of God being given to God’s people on Mount Sinai, as a ketubah (marriage contract). Remember that Yeshua (Jesus) is called The Word of God: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called the Word of God” (Revelation 19: 11-13 NASB).
Pentecost honors Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and His Bride Wedding Day while Passover is a prophetic picture of their betrothal (i.e., engagement). Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/shavuot-marriage-contract/. Before the actual Marriage Feast of the Lamb, Pentecost is like a wedding rehearsal. After the actual Marriage Feast of the Messiah and His Bride, Pentecost will be like a wedding anniversary where one remembers and celebrates such a glorious union.
Shavuot literally took place exactly 50 days after the first Passover Seder in Egypt. That is where the term “Pentecost” comes from. Pentecost is the Greek word for “fifty.”
From a kingdom-dominion point-of-view, Pentecost (Shavuot) is a prophetic picture of the progressive union of God and His people (Is-real). Your personal and divine oneness with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is the ultimate point and goal for all of His Kingdom Feasts, i.e., Biblical Feasts. When anyone unites in holy matrimony, they are legally put together to form a single unit.
After the Word of God picture was given on Mount Sinai during Shavuot, we have the picture of the Pillar of Fire separating into the tongues of fire coming upon those who were obedient to tarry in the Upper Room. “To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the Kingdom of God. Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, ‘Which,’ He said, ‘you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’” (Acts 1:3-5 NASB).
Shavuot is when these faithful ones received the power of the Holy Spirit promised in Joel 2: “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4 NASB).
A new dimension of Shavuot (Hebrew Pentecost) is now being manifest in our day, which was foreshadowed in Acts 2:1 when everyone was all in one place – united in oneness. This divine oneness is a four-fold oneness between the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and the Bride of the Messiah. Please refer to the TAKING ON COMMON UNION video => https://youtu.be/hEj1VX-yqVM.
One of the reasons that we know that the Bride of Christ is part of this four-fold oneness of God in Creation is that there are four feminine living creatures in human form – a man (Ezekiel 1:5). The righteous spirit of the living creatures in the wheels forms a single, unified, feminine Living Creature in Ezekiel 1:20, which is her integrated essence. Upon the heads (plural) of the Living Creature (feminine singular), there is the likeness of terrible crystal – the firmament (Ezek. 1:22). Above that is a throne with a human form of a man – a fiery One New Man in Christ – sitting upon a sapphire throne with the likeness of the glorious rainbow of the Seven Spirits of God round about it (Ezek. 1:26-28).
The Cherubim on the Ark of His Presence is said to be a mysterious representation of sacred union, or holy matrimony. The grammatical relationship in Hebrew for “Holy of Holies” – Kodesh haKodashim – and “betrothal” – kiddushin – suggests an ancient common ground of heavenly and earthly union. It is part of the mystery of mankind being made in God’s own image. Yeshua was connecting “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” (Gen. 1:26) when He prayed “that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me” (John 17:21-23 NASB).
Today, Sapphire Throne Ministries (STM) is releasing a brand spanking new video to the public for equipping of His saints according to the Order of Melchizedek. It is deeper revelation from the School of the Firmament series. This one is called “The Tabernacle & Throne of David” => https://youtu.be/mWqY868tAro. We build from the basics during this third class, as we focus on the Tabernacle of David, the Throne of David, and Mount Zion. You will learn the history of the Tabernacle of David and how the Ark got there as well as the lessons learned on how to host God’s Dwelling Presence. See how the worshipers in the Tabernacle of David transcended the limitations of their time to operate as part of the One New Man in the Messiah. We will also hover over the weighty subject of the Throne of David, which sits on Mount Zion.
Be careful to take English translations of the Bible, or any another, at face value. I have seen a number of mistranslations in the KJV and others. When questions arise about a Scripture with two differing points of view, I try to go back to the original translation in Greek or Hebrew or Aramaic. You should try to dig into the original meaning of things yourself, with the Holy Spirit’s assistance, of course.
For instance, I believe that the phrase “immediately after the tribulation” in Matthew 24:29 has been mistranslated: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken” (Matthew 24:29 KJV).
The Greek word for “immediately” in Matthew 24:29 is STRONGS NT 1161: δέ, de, deh is a primary particle (adversative or continuative), which can be translated “but, and, etc.:—also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).”
The Greek word for “after” in Matthew 24:29 is STRONGS NT 3326 bμετά,metá, met-ah’ that properly denotes accompaniment. It primarily means “amid.” 345 times metá is translated “with” in Scripture, 88 times it is translated “after,” and 5 times translated “among.” It can also be translated together, when, since, etc.
Therefore, I believe a more proper translation for Matthew 24:29 would be something like: “And accompanying the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken” (Matthew 24:29)… or “Also with the tribulation…” or “But amid the tribulation…” or “Moreover amid the tribulation…” You get the idea.
When I had an epiphaneous appearance with both Yeshua (i.e., Jesus) and Gabriel on 4 December 1999, I was told about the 144000 and their connection to the sixth seal in Revelation Chapter 6: “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood. And the stars of heaven fell to the earth [fallen angels and meteors], as a fig tree drops its late figs when it is shaken by a mighty wind. Then the sky receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed out of its place. And the kings of the earth, the great men, the rich men, the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains, and said to the mountains and rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! For the great day of His wrath has come, and who will be able to stand?’” (Revelation 6:12-17 NKJV).
When the earth experiences the sixth seal in its fullness, the 144000 FirstFruits Virgin Bride Company (who some people call the remnant, the elect, the barley harvest, or wise virgins) will be transformed and arise, like Enoch; and then, be sent as transfigured light beings throughout the earth to preach/demonstrate the ever-living gospel with and without words, doing His greater works: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father” (John 14:12 NASB).
Please take everything to the Lord, including this post, for confirmation. Test everything, because you and I are each personally responsible if we allow ourselves to be deceived. That is why I often pray to be humble and teachable as well as “Lord, search me and try me to see if there is any wicked way in me.” Yeshua warns us: “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore, be wise as serpents and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16 NKJV). Additionally, I caution all of us that no one really knows everything that will happen in the coming days. In my 23 years of walking this out, I have sensed God drawing near to take His 144000 Bride (and then the rest of His Wise Virgins sometime afterwards) several times. I have searched the Spirit and what I have seen, sensed, and heard many times. Bottom line. Only our Heavenly Father knows the exact time and timing of it all as well as all the details. All I know is that Abba Father has extended His incredible lovingkindness and mercy several times. An Ascension in Christ group has even seen Him insert more time in our timeline. Unfortunately, I am seeing what I have seen with the SANTA-TIZING message that Messiah Yeshua gave me to give to His Christian Church. Please refer to http://wp.me/p158HG-kH. Sadly, the more mercy Father God extends, the harder the hearts seem to get. It appears as if His people think that God endorses their sin (things that don’t align with the plumb line of Scripture) due to His disciplines/judgments not being immediate.
The great earthquake that makes the earth reel like a drunkard has several other signs that accompany it: “I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair; and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out their places” (Revelation 6:12-14 NASB).
Yeshua said that there will be signs in the heavens… signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars. The earth will shake and quake. It will reel, like a drunkard, and be in perplexity while the seas will roar before His coming (Luke 21:25). All the signs accompanying the sixth seal and the 144000’s transformation and arising are connected to Planet X (i.e., Nibiru). Nibiru has many names: Planet X, Planet 7X, Nemesis, Xena, the Doomsday Planet, the Destroyer, the Ninth Planet, the Tenth Planet, Wormwood, and the Red Dragon.
The Destroyer also caused the Ten Plagues in Egypt when God’s people were held captive. The sun being darkened for three days and three nights was the ninth plague: “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand toward the sky, so that darkness may come over the land of Egypt, a darkness which [is so awful that is] may be felt.’ So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and for three days a thick darkness was over all the land of Egypt [no sun, no moon, no stars]. The Egyptians could not see one another, nor did anyone leave his place for three days, but all the Israelites had [supernatural] light in their dwellings” (Exodus 10:21-23 AMP). And it is not a coincidence that the tenth plague includes a direct reference to The Destroyer of Nibiru fame: “For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow The Destroyer to come into your houses to strike you” (Exodus 12:23 NKJV).
Just as the sign of Jonah was a sign to those who witnessed Christ’s First Coming, so will it be a witness to His Second Coming: “Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, ‘Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.’ But He answered and said to them, ‘An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:38-40 NKJV). Our generation will experience three days and nights of darkness, just as Jonah did, and it will be caused by what is now called Nibiru, Planet X, or The Destroyer.
The Destroyer will not only cause the sun, moon, and stars to be dark for three days and nights; but it will also cause many meteors/asteroids to hit the earth, including the infamous Wormwood: “The stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind” (Rev. 6:13). One of the things I was shown by the Lord is that the Book of Revelation is not necessarily sequential. Many of its devastations will happen all at once. “The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up. The second angel sounded, and something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea; and a third of the sea became blood. And a third of the creatures which were in the sea and had life, died; and a third of the ships were destroyed. The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of waters. The name of the star is called Wormwood; and a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter” (Revelation 8:7-11 NASB). Refer to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xni42Oqcf0E.
Those tight with the Lord will be protected. Remember that God does not wink at pride, or any sin. Scripture reveals that it is the wicked who are judged and the righteous who will remain to inherit the earth. “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision. The sun and moon grow dark and the stars lose their brightness. The LORD roars from Zion and utters His voice from Jerusalem. And the heavens and the earth tremble. But the LORD is a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the sons of Israel” (Joel 3:14-16 NASB).
I do not know the timing of the arising of the 144000 FirstFruits. I have read that it will be within the first 24 hours of the three days of darkness, or right after that. I hold all that loosely. I have heard from the Lord that when the 144000 go up, the fallen ones (fallen angels) come down. Here are a couple of articles from Jeff Byerly that go into much more detail about what I have been sharing:
God’s Faithful Remnant Bride are called the Wise Virgins in Matthew 25. I can make a case that His Wise Virgins are made up of two components:  144000 FirstFruits Virgin Bride from the Twelve Tribes of Israel listed in Revelation 7.  All sold-out Bridal Hearts who have purchased their oil from the Anointed One – Messiah Yeshua. Or, I can make a case for the 144000 FirstFruits being called the Bride, and a larger Bridal Company being called Wise Virgins. Please refer to https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/ten-virgins-will-greet-both-the-bridegroom-the-bride/.
I personally have been led to conclude from the Scriptures and from time spent in His Presence that first the 144000 will be transformed and arise. These 144000 are the “first fruits to God and to the Lamb” (Rev. 14:4). These 144000 FirstFruits will initially help many souls out of impossible situations and help the Lord of the Harvest reap His final and great harvest of souls.
After the 144000 arise and shine, other smaller groups of Wise Virgins, who are not counted among the 144000, will be transformed and arise too (just like the 144000). My current understanding is that even though the totality of the number of the Wise Virgins will be much greater than 144000, they will NOT be transformed and arise all at once, as one group. As each person matures to become just like the Head of the Body of Christ – Messiah Yeshua – they will transform and arise (be taken by God, like Enoch) with a smaller group. God will decide who and when.
The Great Tribulation will fully test and refine all people on earth by His fire, so that those made in God’s image can come forth as gold (Job 23:10). I know many of you have been taught that Christians aren’t appointed for wrath and other doctrines of men. What we have seen when we have done Group Ascensions in Christ (where we solely ascend by the Blood of Yeshua to seek the perfect will of our Heavenly Father) is that what we have been taught about the end-times is way off!
For instance, we have been shown that we have already entered the Great Tribulation. If this is, in fact, the case, the 144000 and the Wise Virgins are still here on earth.
For instance, we have been shown that the two (twin) witnesses in Revelation 11:3 are people in heaven and people on earth, not Biblical figures like Enoch, Moses, or Elijah.
If you are like me, I don’t want to miss out however God moves. My advice is to hold tightly to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and loosely to everything else. You really don’t want to miss out because you chose your own comfort, your own understanding, or your own ways. Remember that even the elect (you and I) can be deceived so easily when we don’t trust God in all His ways. Let everything that can be shaken go, so only that which cannot be shaken will remain (Heb. 12:28-29). Let His fire consume the chaff: “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what matter of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (II Peter 3:10-13 NKJV).
Know that when the Lord’s judgments are on the earth, the people will learn righteousness. God is after mature sons of God who have attained bridal oneness with Him. This is one of the problems with the rapture doctrine. Besides the rapture being escaptology (thus not Biblical), God is not going to be translating and transfiguring people full of sin. They will be like Enoch. They will walk with God, which means that they will walk in holiness, righteousness, and truth.
As I have already stated, I try to hold all things, except Him, loosely, so I don’t miss the Lord and what He is doing. Things are changing very quickly. Do not get stuck on something that will cause you to miss Him. He is our focus. He is our Savior, our Deliverer, our Friend, our Beloved, our Intercessor, etc. Focus on His beauty. Focus on His love, as you remain humble and teachable and pliable in His hands. God doesn’t want anyone to perish. Repent for His Kingdom is at hand and the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord is upon us.
QUERY: I am interested in learning more about intimacy with Father God. I am a believer in The God of the Bible; but I want to go deeper, and I am not sure how to do that.
ANSWER: I believe that most people are missing a major key to diving deeper into intimacy with Messiah Yeshua and Father God. That key has to do with choosing something by your will, which is part of your soul. At one point, Abba instructed me to set my heart, like flint (solid, immovable, determined focus), on Him and His perfect will by, choosing it through my will. Please allow me to practically lay this out.
First, by your will, choose to determine with all your heart, mind (soul) and strength that you will love Him with everything you have and are, because He first loved (loves) you unconditionally… no matter what. Choose that you will never back down from pressing into Him. Choose by your will to become just like Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ). Choose to always be humble and teachable, and continually pray for His assistance in it all.
Once you have firmly chose Him with your will, your heart and everything else will follow. That is why Yeshua told us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come [in me]. Your will be done [in me] On earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:9-10). Even on the cross, Jesus prayed “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). Notice that Yeshua’s focus was/is continually on His Father’s will.
Through your focus on Messiah Yeshua, your relationship with Abba Father will naturally develop, because the two are one. If you see Yeshua, you see our Heavenly Father and vice versa. Remember that Yeshua tells us that He can only say and do what He sees and hears the Father doing (John 5:19,30). The Messiah’s eyes and ears are focused on His Father. When our eyes and ears are focused on our Beloved Yeshua, we are focused on the Father too, because of Yeshua’s oneness and focus on His Heavenly Father.
At the intersection of your will and the Father’s perfect will, His Kingdom comes. I find that this is a major key to going deeper. I also say some dangerous prayers, like: “I side with You, Lord, even against myself. I choose You and Your perfect ways.” Once you have set your heart and soul to be laser focused on Him, then add biblical practices. Never forget that your primary goal is relational – to get to know the Lord of Love personally… intimately. Always… Always… always… keep this your primary focus. Then add things like prayer, fasting, spending time in His Word (Yeshua is called the Word of God in Rev. 19:13), etc. I have found that when I do these things, I help foster going deeper and deeper into the Son, which leads me into a deeper intimate relationship with Father God.
P.S. Also, try to get rid of distractions. For instance, we literally got rid of our TV. I will still watch some movie online sometimes, but remember we become what we behold. That is why beholding Him (spending time in His Presence) and spending time in His Word (Bible) are so important.
“Samantha Keely Smith’s paintings explore the dual worlds in which we exist: our inner lives and the changing world around us. The paintings represent the landscape of the psyche, the place where the conscious and unconscious meet, where outside forces and our own human nature collide as we grapple with our place in an ever-changing and reactive environment. … Brooklyn-based artist Samantha Keely Smith was born in England. After moving to the US as a child, Smith went on to study Art and Art History at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and received a BFA with Honors from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (Painting, 1991). Samantha is represented by Momentum Gallery in Asheville, NC.”
What does it mean to be “in the midst” of God’s Kingdom?
IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom is a crucified Savior who has made a way for our deliverance, healing and salvation. “There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between [in the midst KJV]” (John 19:18 NASB).
The Greek words clarifying what “crucified” means in First Corinthians 2:2 NASB – “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” – are found in Strong’s NT:4717, NT:4716, and NT:2476. They tell us that to be CRUCIFIED means to be impaled on the cross, to extinguish selfishness, to expose to death (self-denial) through the foundation of the atonement of Christ. These definitions come from the Greek word histemi (prolonged form of stao), which adds the concepts: to stand, to abide, to appoint, to continue, to covenant, to establish, to hold up, to present, to set, etc.
If we are living IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom, we live a crucified life similar to the One seen hanging on a tree in the midst of two robbers. “And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left” (Matthew 27:37-38 NKJV).
What was the mysterious message hanging above Yeshus’s head that made the chief priests, scribes, and elders mock Him? The Hebrews look at a sentence several ways to receive hidden messages from the Lord. One of the ways they do this is by looking at the first Hebrew letter in every Hebrew word in a sentence, phrase, or statement. John 19:19 says that the sign said: “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” The first Hebrew letter for each word in this statement spelled out the Unspeakable Name of God Y-H-V-H. YOD (Y) is a picture of a hand. HEI (H) is a picture of an open door and is commonly translated “what comes forth.” And VAV is a picture of an ancient nail. When one puts the pictures of these Hebrew letters together, we receive the awesome message that hung over Yeshua on the Cross – “Salvation and deliverance will come by the nailed hand of God.” This is why the chief priests were upset and insisted: “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, ‘I am the King of the Jews’” (John 19:21). The religious institution in Yeshua’s day were horrified when they comprehended this mysterious message that Pilate insisted would stand.
IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom, the veil in God’s Temple was torn in two from heaven to earth (top down) at the moment of His crucifixion, so there is no more separation between God and man. Now, there is the potential for a glorious divine relationship. “And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst” (Luke 23:44-45 KJV). “And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split” (Matthew 27:50-51 NKJV). “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation” (Ephesians 2:13-14 NKJV).
IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom, the veil is taken away, so we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of God. God’s people have the incredible promise that when we keep pressing in to become mature… to become just like Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ), we shall be completely and fully know just as we are known. “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (II Corinthians 3:16-18 NKJV).“But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known” (I Corinthians 13:10-12 NKJV).
“Then said Jesus unto His disciples, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me’” (Matthew 16:24 KJV).
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20 KJV).
Here’s to following Him all the way to fully know Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen!
Did you know that the pre-tribulation rapture is debunked by Scripture itself? Read Revelation Chapter 7 and focus on verse 14: “After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands; and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation to our God who sits on the throne and to the Lamb.’ And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, ‘Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.’ Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, ‘These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from? I said to him, ‘My lord, you know.’ And he said to me, ‘These are the ones who come out of the Great Tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” (Revelation 7:9-14 NASB).
Did you catch that? “These are the ones who come out of the Great Tribulation” (Revelation 7:14). The white robed great multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and tongue on earth come out of the Great Tribulation, which means that they go through it.
Notice that Revelation 7:9-14 follows the sealing of the 144000 Hebrew souls in Revelation 7:5-8: “After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the Living God, and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, saying, ‘Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads.’ And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: From the Tribe of Judah twelve thousand were sealed, from the Tribe of Reuben twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Gad twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Asher twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Naphtali twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Manasseh twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Simeon twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Levi twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Issachar twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Joseph twelve thousand, from the Tribe of Benjamin, twelve thousand were sealed” (Revelation 7:1-8 NASB). Please refer to the 144000 VIRGIN COMPANY article below for more information.
What if I told you that the 144000 have already been sealed and are waiting to be fully transformed and to be the first to arise, like Enoch? Revelation 14:4 is a huge key to the 144000. “These are the ones who have not been defiled with women for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb” (Revelation 14:4 NASB).
The 144000 Virgin Company are a bridal company made up of spiritually pure people in His eyes. They are 144000 people sealed from all the tribes of the children of Israel, which are listed in detail in Revelation 7:4-8. Within these tribes, the people called to be part of the 144000 cover the broadest spectrum possible: male, female, adults, children, singles, couples, families, etc. The 144000 Bride all have Jewish blood in them from one drop to being full-blooded.
Notice that Scripture proves this out. The “these” in “these are they which are not defiled with women for they are virgins” (Revelation 14:4 KJV) is the Greek word houtos [Strong’s NT:3778]. It is the most frequently used pronoun in Scripture that can mean either he, she, or it. It literally points to a person within all persons, genders, and numbers (i.e., mankind). You would be hard pressed to find a broader pronoun than houtos.
This is one of the reasons why I believe that the 144000 Virgin Bride will cover the broadest spectrum within the confines of representing all the Tribes of Israel of Revelation 7; but the real reason I looked into it was because I had an epiphaneous appearance with both Yeshua (Jesus) and Gabriel on December 4, 1999. I was literally in two places – in heaven and on earth – at the same time when Gabriel told me that the 144000 covers the broadest spectrum within the confines of being from the Twelve Tribes of Israel listed in Revelation 7… from full-blooded Jew to one drop… from adults to children… from male to female… from individuals to families… et cetera.
“These have been purchased from among men as FIRST FRUITS to God and to the Lamb” (Revelation 14:4). The 144000 Virgin Company will be transformed and arise, like Enoch, first. They are the first fruits. Some say that they are like the barley harvest of Bikkurim (The Feast of First Fruits). Then, smaller groups of His Wise Virgins will be transformed and arise too, as they reach the mark of the high calling of God in Christ – to become just like the Word of God – Messiah Yeshua. Some call this the wheat harvest of Shavuot (Pentecost). Walking with God; and then God taking you, like Enoch, to become embedded in the Oneness Metatron Matrix (i.e., the no difference from Messiah Yeshua state) is far from the escapism offered by the rapture. Technically, it is more about being enraptured than a rapture.
* “Enoch worshiped in truth before the Lord, and behold he was not with the inhabitants of the earth because he was taken away and he ascended to the firmament at the command of the Lord, and he was called Metatron, the Great Scribe.” (Genesis 5:24 Targum Pseudo-Jonathan).
* “Rabbi Ishmael said: I asked Metatron, ‘Why does your Creator call you by seventy names? You are more important than all the princes, higher than all the angels, more loved than all the servants, more honored than all the mighty, great, and splendid ones in kingly positions, so why do they call you ‘Youth’ in the high heaven?’ He answered, ‘Because I am Enoch, the son of Jared” (III Enoch 4 Translation by Dr. A. Nyland).
Enoch the son of Jared was a forerunner of the 144000 Virgin Company as well as a foreshadow of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) who was the firstborn (i.e., first fruit) of many brethren: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:28-29 KJV).
The 144000 mentioned both in Revelation 7 and Revelation 14 are merely the first fruits of an even larger Bridal Company that will be transformed and arise, like Enoch too. The Lord Himself will determine when a particular person has met His required maturity level. In fact, this is one of the main reasons for the Great Tribulation – to perfect or mature the saints: “strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying. ‘We must through many tribulations enter the Kingdom of God’” (Acts 14:22 NKJV).
I choose to stay humble and teachable in all these matters, as I seek the perfect heart of our Heavenly Father. Why I am bringing up this sensitive “pre-trib rapture” subject is because I don’t want people to be in despair when only 144000 are taken, like Enoch, the first go around and they are still on earth. Those who remain still need to be perfected into the image of the Son, as they overcome the things of this world and assist the Lord in the Great End-Time Wheat Harvest.
Here’s to overcoming by the Blood of the Lamb, the word of your testimony, and not loving your life, even unto death!