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“After taking on communion with the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and myself the first time, I was told: Look to the Living Creature (plural, Chayos; singular,Chayos) for the Order of Melchizedek.
The Living Creature can also be called the Living Being, or the Cherubim. Sometimes I like to call the corporate Living Creature Formation of the Order of Melchizedek, the Cherubim Classification of the Order of Melchizedek. Notice Ezekiel 10 connects the two by telling us: “THIS IS THE LIVING CREATURE that I saw under the God of Israel by the river of Chebar; and I knew that THEY WERE THE CHERUBIM” (Ezekiel 10:20 KJV).
Scripture shows us that the Cherubim (i.e., the Cherubim Classification of the Order of Melchizedek) signify several things:
 CHERUBIM MARK THE SPOT FOR US RETURNING TO OUR PRISTINE PRIMEVAL STATE. They stand at the entrance of the Garden of Eden with a flaming sword which turns every way to keep the way to the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:24).
 CHERUBIM MARK THE DWELLING PLACE OF GOD, because He “dwells between the cherubim” (Psalm 80:1). In God’s Dwelling Places that have been built here on earth (Wilderness Tabernacle, Jerusalem Temple and the New Jerusalem), cherubim are the most frequently sculpted, engraved, and embroidered figures made according to a heavenly pattern given by the Lord Himself (Exodus 26:1, 26:31-33; 36:8, 36:35; 1 Kings 6:29-35; 2 Chronicles 3:7).
 CHERUBIM ARE CARRIERS OF GOD’S THRONE, which is the seat of His divine glory as well as His royal power (1 Chronicles 28:18). Cherubim make up the foundation of His fiery chariot throne that bears God’s Kingdom here on earth (Daniel 7:9; Ezekiel 1:22-28; 10:1). God’s royal priests set out for the goal of the high calling to become just like Yeshua – the High Priest of the Eternal Order of Melchizedek. His Melchizedek Company is the Messenger that will facilitate the kingdoms of this world becoming the kingdoms of our Lord, and His Christ (Revelation 11:15).
When the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit and a human being unite in a fourfold way, that’s an Order of Melchizedek position. When four or more people endeavor to fire on all cylinders together, as they each unite with the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit, the Living Creature of Ezekiel fame is formed. Notice: “Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of FOUR LIVING CREATURES. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man” (Ezekiel 1:5 KJV).
People can ascend in groups as little as two or three. “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20 KJV). However, the Mystic Mentoring’s pattern for Group Ascension is that four or more people participate, because we take on the Living Creature, Cherubim, or Merkabah form in order to facilitate putting on our cherubic nature. We are ascending to return back to the future.
Our Pattern Son – Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) – has shown us The Way, The Truth, and the Life. The first three spring feasts of the Lord are not only rehearsals of our Messiah’s first coming, but also divine patterns for our own death, burial, and resurrection experience, so that we can become totally transformed into Christ’s image, as originally designed (Genesis 1:26-27).
Passover (Pesach) is about singing the deliverance song of Moses and the redemption song of the Lamb. The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world is worthy, worthy, worthy; because with His precious blood He purchased His own from every tribe, tongue, and nation: “ ‘Behold, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.’ 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. Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth’ “ (Revelation 5:5-10 NKJV).
The Feast of First Fruits (Bikkurim) is about the transformation and resurrection of Messiah Yeshua on the third day, but it is also the pattern for His fully mature/maturing Body of Christ. The Messiah rose up on the last day, and so will those who strive to enter His rest to become an exact representation (John 6:35): “Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:8-11 NKJV).
The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzah) shows us a major key for our own transformation and resurrection, in which Enoch was a forerunner (Genesis 5:24). Unleavened Bread is a seven-day feast, which is an extension of Passover. In some ways, they are the same feast, because the most difficult part of preparing for Passover is the removal of all forms of leaven (sin) from our homes.
When the Passover story is recounted, the people recall that God’s set-apart people fled in haste, so they did not have time for their dough to raise. However, we need to understand that the Lord commanded the Israelites to keep the seven days of Unleavened Bread before the slaying of Egypt’s firstborn and before the they fled from Pharaoh, as articulated in Exodus 12: “ ‘So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. …So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening” (Exodus 12:14-15, 17-18 NKJV)
Leaven is a vast subject, which has sparked much discussion and analysis over the centuries. So, let’s take a simple and Biblical approach to it. Old leaven is any products that cause dough to rise in the natural. Leaven also causes a person to be arrogant and prideful. It can also be man-made doctrines. Yeshua uses leaven (yeast) as a metaphor for hypocrisy (Matthew 16:1-12). I personally like to generalize leaven as all sin that causes a person to be puffed up in any way.
The Apostle Paul includes Unleavened Bread in the rebuke to the morally lax Corinthian church: “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among the Gentiles—that a man has his father’s wife! And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you. … deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5-1-8 NKJV).
We can see from these three Feasts of the Lord that Passover symbolizes our personal salvation through Yeshua’s sacrifice on the Cross and the beginning of dying to the old leaven (i.e., self), Unleavened Bread represents a sanctification time of cleansing and purification that leads to the new reality – transformation into new leaven – and First Fruits represent our resurrection and transformation of this mortality taking on immortality, in which the loosing of the seven seals is critical body, soul, and spirit.
“So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. And so it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being.’ The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual. The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is the Lord from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?’ The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:42-58 NKJV).
Enjoy the special grace of the Feast of Unleavened Bread where an especial portal is open to receive all your old leaven, as you confess and repent, as well as impart to you the eternal reality of the new leaven of this corruption taking on incorruption.
• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/ was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took 10 years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas.
The tenth and final plague in Egypt involved the Destroyer and the Blood of the Innocent Lamb of God:
“Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, ‘Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the Destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever” (Exodus 12:21-24 NKJV).
Those who trusted in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob smeared the blood of their personal sacrificial lamb on the doorposts of their residence due to the LORD telling Moses and Aaron: “I will pass over (avar: עֲבַר) the land of Egypt that night and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments; I am the LORD” (Exodus 12:12).
Then in the very next verse, we see the term “pass over” again in our English translations; but this time it is portraying the exact opposite of the judgment on man, beast, and the gods of Egypt. Behold, the incredible mercy of God: “The blood shall be a sign to you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over (pasach: פָּסַח) to you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:13).
The phrase “I will pasach to you” in Exodus 12:13 can also be translated “I will pasach upon you,” which means that God passed into the homes of those who trusted Him and His Presence came upon them to protect them from the Destroyer. In other words, God withdrew His covering from those who trusted in the world (i.e., Egypt) and sheltered those who trusted in the Eternal One. When Omniscient One saw the blood of the sacrificial Passover lamb, he passed over to enter that house to be the protective covering for those within. The Holy One mercifully save them from the judgment of certain death in Egypt. The seal of the Passover lamb protected the people inside.
Then for fifteen hundred years, the Hebrews remembered this pass over by sacrificing lambs to the Most High God. They faithfully rehearsed the events that recalled their redemption in Egypt, as instructed by the LORD: “So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance” (Exodus 12:14 NKJV).
During these 1500 years, the prophets of Israel understood that the Passover Lamb simply covered their sins, but they also understood that one day God would send THE Lamb of God sacrifice that atoned and redeemed people from all our sins – unintentional and willful sin. “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). Isaiah described the perfect fulfillment of the Passover Lamb in Isaiah 53, which Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) satisfied to a “T” approximately two thousand years ago.
Think about how Yeshua was born in a stable amongst lambs in Bethlehem. Think about how John the Baptist proclaimed, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,” when he saw Yeshua, which means that Yeshua literally was the sacrificial Passover Lamb that was foretold.
Scholars have mapped out how Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) fulfilled every aspect of the Passover Lamb. Take for instance, on the tenth day of the month, the families were supposed to take a lamb and bring it into their home for five days. They were meant to bond with the adorable creature while they inspected it to insure it was without blemish. All of this was meant to help them grasp the incredible cost of sacrificing an innocent to cover their sin. On the tenth day of the month of Nisan, Yeshua entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey where he was inspected by all of Israel and set aside for observation. For five days, the religious leaders of Israel tested Yeshua, looking for any defect; but He was found “perfect.” They couldn’t find anything wrong with Him. In desperation, the religious leaders took him to the governmental authority in Israel – Pontius Pilate – hoping the Pilate would find a defect. After interrogating and beating Yeshua, Pilate stood up and proclaimed, “I find no fault in Him,” as he tried to wash his hands of the whole mess. Therefore, Yeshua endured the five day inspection of an innocent Passover Lamb.
This is just a couple points of Yeshua being the fulfillment the Passover Lamb who takes away the sins of the world. You can do your own research for the rest. Behold, the pure and innocent, kind and merciful, Lamb of God!
For many folks, Passover this year begins sundown April 15, 2022 and goes until sundown April 23, 2022. Passover is primarily known as the festival of freedom. It is the oldest continuously observed God-given religious rite in the world. It is the annual re-enactment of the drama of slavery versus liberty.
“The message of Passover applies to each of us: ‘In each and every generation an individual should look upon him or herself as if he or she (personally) had left Egypt.’ Indeed the very First Commandment is to accept the reality of your personal deliverance by the LORD: ‘I am the LORD your God, who brought you (singular) out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; (Exod. 20:2). Note that the Hebrew word ‘Egypt’ is mitzraim (מצרים), a word that means ‘prison, enclosure, or straights,’ from the verb tzur (צוּר) meaning ‘to bind or confine’ (the Yiddish word tsuris, ‘trouble,’ comes from the same root). On the other hand, the Hebrew word for salvation is yeshuah (ישועה), from a root that means to ‘make wide,’ to ‘release from constraint,’ to deliver or set free. It is noteworthy that God began the Ten Commandments by identifying Himself as our Redeemer and Deliverer rather than as our Creator, because the purpose of creation is to be set free by means of God’s redemptive love given through Yeshua, the ‘Lamb slain from the foundation of the world’ (Rev. 13:8; 1 Pet. 1:18-20; Eph. 1:4; 2 Tim. 1:9). Happy Passover, friends… “ [Hebrew for Christians, https://hebrew4christians.com]
Although ancient, Passover is very relevant in our day, as many “pharaohs” try to enslave and control the whole wide world.
Over the next couple weeks, we pray that you enjoy the articles we will share about Passover (Pesach).
May your journey to freedom be sweet and complete!
• SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up book => https://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159/ was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took 10 years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas. Throw away the template for holiday books and come walk on the kingdom side in an examination of America’s most loved holiday. Critical thinking is a must while looking through this lens of history and Scripture. You will be intrigued and enlightened.
The “Hebrew Living Letters ™ Speak” class begins today LIVE at 2:00 PM MST (Denver Colorado USA)! The Lord has been graciously pouring out such abundant revelatory goodness for the redemption of the quantum 22 Hebrew Living Letters™ that it has been astounding!
Prayerfully consider joining us in 2022 for the redemption ride of the Messiah’s Quantum 22. Then, strap on your seatbelts; because the rich revelation and wonderful wisdom are gonna rock your world for His Kingdom come and His will being done. You won’t want to miss it!
We will be meeting on Thursdays starting March 10 and going to August 11, 2022. We are planning on one hour or two for each class, but have allotted up to three hours due to being open ended with the Q&As. All class recordings will be emailed to subscribers shortly after each class is completed, so you can either join us live or via the recording, which a person can review as many times as they’d like.
Woooo Hoooo!!!!!!! Only 10 days until the “Hebrew Living Letters ™ Speak” class begins! Prayerfully consider joining us in 2022 for the redemption ride of the Messiah’s Quantum 22. Then, strap on your seatbelts; because the rich revelation and wonderful wisdom are gonna rock your world for His Kingdom come and His will being done. You won’t want to miss it!
The Key of David is being highlighted again: “The key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder; So he shall open, and no one shall shut; And he shall shut, and no one shall open” (Isaiah 22:22 NKJV).
This incredible kingdom key is reserved for overcomers who love their brothers/neighbors as themselves during a trying time that tests the entire world: “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”:“I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches’” (Revelation 3;7-13 NKJV). We are living in that time of testing right now.
The good news is that God never wastes a good trial or test; therefore: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” (James 1:2-4 NKJV). “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:6-8 NKJV).
There are six twos in 02-22-2022. When we multiply two by six, we get the governmental number of 12, which corresponds to the governmental Key of David laid on the One New Man in Christ’s shoulders: “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE UPON HIS SHOULDER. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. OF THE INCREASE OF HIS GOVERNMENT AND PEACE THERE WILL BE NO END, UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID AND OVER HIS KINGDOM, TO ORDER IT AND ESTABLISH IT WITH JUDGMENT AND JUSTICE From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” (Isaiah 9:6-7 NKJV).
There are two parts to a Hebrew wedding ceremony. First, there is the betrothal – erusin (אירוסין). Second is the marriage itself – nesuin (נישואין). Originally, these two ceremonies were held as much as a year apart, but later the two ceremonies merged.
After the preliminaries of the erusin, the groom and bride are led to the wedding canopy for the official marriage ceremony. The marriage canopy is known as the chupah (חוּפָּה) in Hebrew. Usually, the chupah is made up of a piece of cloth that is held up by four poles. When the bride and groom stand under the cloth chupah, it is equivalent to a groom placing a garment over his bride. The chupah is also like a house, which is open on all four sides. This reflects Abraham’s house that had entrances on all four sides as well as Abraham’s incredible gift of hospitality.
Chupah is a biblical term: “Let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber and the bride from her chupah” (Joel 2:16). It is understood throughout the Jewish community that chupah is the act through which a couple clearly demonstrate that they are husband and wife, and that this is the act that binds them together.
Essentially, the second part of the wedding ceremony mainly consists of the Seven Blessings (Sheva Brachot, שבע ברכות). The Seven Blessings are recited over the part of the wedding ceremony where the bride and groom actually become permitted (united, bound) to each other through their marriage contract – ketubah (כְּתוּבָּה). The traditional ketubah was written in ancient Aramaic. It outlines the rights and responsibilities of a husband to his wife. It was meant to protect the woman and serve as a deterrent for divorce. The ketubah is the replacement for the money paid by the groom to the bride for marriage.
Typically, two glasses of wine are included in a Hebrew wedding ceremony. The first cup is drunk over the prenuptial blessing during the betrothal. The second cup is for the Seven Blessings during the actual marriage ceremony.
The Seven Blessings (Sheva Brachot, שבע ברכות) are:
1. Blessed are You, LORD, our GOD, Sovereign of the Universe, Creator of the vine-fruit.
2. Blessed are You, LORD, our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who created everything for His glory.
3. Blessed are You, LORD, our God, Sovereign of the Universe Creator of man.
4. Blessed are You, LORD, our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who created man in Your image, fashioning perpetuated life. Blessed are You, LORD, Creator of man.
5. The barrenness will surely exult and be glad in gathering her children to herself joyfully (in haste). Blessed are You, LORD, Gladdener of Zion by the way of her children.
6. Loving companions will surely gladden, as You gladdened your creations in the Garden of Eden in the east. Blessed are You, LORD, Gladdener of groom and bride.
7. Blessed are You, LORD, our God, Sovereign of the Universe, who created joy and gladness, groom and bride, mirth, song, delight and rejoicing, love and harmony, and peace and companionship. Quickly, LORD our God, there should be heard in the cities of Judah and in the courtyards of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride, the jubilant voices of grooms from the bridal canopy, and of young people from the feast of their singing. Blessed are You, LORD, Gladdener of the groom with his bride.
“As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you” (Isaiah 62:5).
Have you ever thought about the greatest love of all?
Messiah Yeshua (Christ Jesus) tells us in John 15:13 – “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” Think about that for a moment. The greatest love of all is for a person to lay down their own life willingly for their friends, by sacrificing their time, energy, and possibly even life itself.
What comes to mind first and foremost is Yeshua willingly choosing to lay down His life for the whole wide world – you and I: “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd. Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father” (John 10:14-18 NKJV).
The greatest love of laying down one’s life for his friend also fits with a series of three in Scripture, which applies to all kings and priests made after the Order of Melchizedek: ‘’And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Revelation 12:11 NKJV). Please recall that series of three in Scripture are listed from easiest to hardest as well as reveal the way of life that propels us toward maturity in Christ. Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/moving-unto-perfection-divine-threes/.
We are in the culminating season “when salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of Christ have come” (Revelation 12:10). Or in other words, the greatest manifestation of God’s Kingdom is here at the same time that the Antichrist’s kingdom is arising: “for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down … Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time” (Revelation 12:10,12). But never fear one flock, our Great Shepherd has shown us the way to overcome. ‘’ And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Revelation 12:11 NKJV). First, we apply the Blood of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world to every situation (John 1:29). Then, we actualize the frequency of the Word of God in our own lives, which becomes the word of our testimony. Then, finally, we completely die to our own selves and our own ways, even to the point of giving up our own life for another.
Both of my parents exhibited the greatest love of all… laying down their lives for a friend. I have been marveling at this powerful gift and legacy. The passage surrounding John 15:13 probably sums it up the best: “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. These things I command you, that you love one another” (John 15:9-17 NKJV).
Be fruitful and multiply this greatest overcoming love!