Our sublime “Transformation Time: Online Interactive Conference” will be held weekdays October 3-14 from 5:00-8:00 PM MST (Denver, CO USA).
The Lord’s worship-filled presence, His Seven Spirit’s of God, and His Hebrew Living Letters ™ are featured, as we explore what it means to walk, like Enoch walked; and be transformed into His image where this mortality takes on immortality. This year His holiness, righteousness, and truth will be more intense, as beautiful bridal hearts (i.e., those hungry and thirsty for righteousness) fellowship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as well as with one another. This is an extremely interactive conference where all questions are welcome. As a bonus, we will be celebrating the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) together too.
To register for “Transformation Time” with a love offering of any amount, simply pray about what to contribute; and then, deposit that amount in the email@example.com PayPal account … or mail a check/money order to: Sapphire Throne Ministries (STM), P.O. Box 353, Masonville, Colorado, 80541 USA. Please designate that it is for “Transformation Time.”
DATE: October 3 – 14, 2022 (Weekdays: Monday – Friday)
TIME: 5:00-8:00 MST (7:00-10:00 PM EST)
COST: Love offering, as the Lord leads, to firstname.lastname@example.org PayPal account… or mail a check/money order to: Sapphire Throne Ministries, P.O. Box 353, Masonville, Colorado, 80541 USA. Please designate that it’s for “Transformation Time.”
Note: Recordings are included in the registration fee (love offering for any amount), so you can either attend classes LIVE, or partake of the recordings, or both. Subscription email and instructions to join will be emailed upon receipt of your love offering.
LOCATION: Online Interactive Conference is via ZOOM. Instructions will be emailed upon receipt of your love offering.
There was a deep and hidden connection to the Biblical Feast of Shavuot (Pentecost) when Yeshua proclaimed to the woman at the well: “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:23-24 NKJV).
When believers “worship the Father in spirit and in truth,” they automatically tap into the divinely-given forever feast of Shavuot; because Pentecost was the time when both the spirit and truth were given to His people.
At Shavuot, we celebrate the giving of the truth of the Torah (First Five Books of the Bible) due to it being the very day that the Ten Commandments were given by God to Moses. Exodus 19:1 tells us that the Jewish people arrived at Mount Sinai on the third day of the third month (Sivan). They sanctified and cleansed themselves to be ready to meet God three days later. On the sixth of Sivan, God appeared on the mountain with the awesome display of thunder, lightning, a thick cloud, and fire on the mountain (Exodus 19:16). As the smoke of His Presence ascended, there was the sound of a “blast furnace” (Exodus 19:18). Additionally, the piercing sound of the shofar grew louder and louder; thus, this forever feast is also called “The First Trump.” Moses spoke and God answered with “voices” and “tongues” (Exodus 19:19). God literally spoke in all the seventy languages earth to include people of all nations, tribes, and tongues.
In Acts 2, there were thousands of Hebrews who came up to Jerusalem, as commanded in Leviticus 23:15-21 for Shavuot. This is when Messiah Yeshua sent the Holy Spirit, and His people repeated all the pictures of Shavuot. Those gathered were like little mountains (i.e., living stones) where tongues of fire appeared on their heads, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:3-4). These people spoke in other tongues, just as God did at Mount Sinai. There was a sound of a mighty rushing wind, just like the “blast furnace” on the mountain of God. However, this time God wrote His Word on their hearts of flesh, not tablets of stone.
“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God” (Ezekiel 36:24-28 NKJV).
Behold, you are a letter of Christ, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God (2 Corinthians 3:3). Only God can write your fiery letter with Spirit on spirit. Therefore, ascend up your mountain and turn your face to God, like Moses did. Meet with Him face to face; then, you will know His glorious presence, and become brighter and brighter until you are transfigured into His very likeness. This is what this Fiery Spirit and Truth Feast of Shavuot is all about.
This is the walk that Enoch walked. Significantly, Enoch was born on the sixth of Sivan – Shavuot – and taken up to heaven that very day.
Let all of heaven and earth gather at His divinely-ordained feast to worship the Father in spirit and in truth!
NOTE: Shavuot (Pentecost) is a two-day feast of the Lord, which the majority are celebrating from sundown June 4 to sundown June 6, 2022.
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.
Right after the Lord describes Noah as a just man and perfect in his generations, we are told Noah walked with God (Genesis 6:9). Like Enoch who also walked with God, Noah pleased Him. The term “perfect” in “perfect in his generations” is the Hebrew word tāmîm, which carries the meaning without blemish, undefiled, perfect (as God created), upright, whole, sound, healthful, unimpaired, innocent, having integrity, entire, sincere, complete, full, and entirely in accordance with truth.
Then right after Noah is held up as a standard, we are told “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth” (Genesis 6:11-12 NKJV).
I am simply amazed at how our day is so much like Genesis 6. The Hebrew word for “corrupt” is šāḥaṯ, which is an action word – a verb – that means to destroy, to corrupt, to mar, to mutilate, to pervert, go to ruin, destroyer, corrupters, waster, and spoilers. “Corrupt” is mentioned three times in Genesis 6:11-12, which means that we can add “completely” to all the above terms. For example: to completely destroy, to completely corrupt, to completely pervert, et cetera, et cetera, etcetera.
Notice that in Genesis 6, man’s DNA was being perverted: “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of mankind, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of mankind was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. So the Lord was sorry that He had made mankind on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart” (Genesis 6:4-6 NASB).
For Noah to be “perfect in his generations,” he had to have a firm stance and believe that God would preserve the one flesh: “Do you not know that your bodies are parts of Christ? Shall I then take away the parts of Christ and make them parts of a prostitute? Far from it! Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her? For He says, ‘The two shall become one flesh.’ But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him. Flee sexual immorality. Every other sin that a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:15-19 NASB).
Noah knew that the only way that the sons of Adam had dominion over the earth was as long as they remained made in God’s own image. Their DNA had to be kept undefiled. Their DNA had to be kept perfect, as God created it. And boy, it must have been a battle to protect his DNA and the DNA of his family! Pretty much like today. Can you image how much Noah went through? The mockery alone must have been crushing, yet Noah remained steadfast, obedient, righteous, and blameless in the Lord. Therefore, when all his contemporaries were doomed to perish by divine judgment, Noah “found grace in the eyes of the Lord” (Genesis 6:8).
We are once again in a time where there will be a clear-cut distinction between those who walk with God, who are perfect in their generations, and who are protected by the Ark of His Presence versus those who has allowed their flesh to be corrupted and who are violent. Remember “except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” (Matthew 24:22).
Recently, the Lord shared with me that there is hope for people who have remorse over changing their DNA. Repentance is key. Confess and repent; and then, cut off all things that are not of God that are “in” you. Choose to be in complete agreement with Messiah Yeshua by totally being “in Christ” to remove all other impairments within you and your DNA. Please allow me to re-iterate that last point. Ask the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God – Messiah Yeshua – to cut off anything in you that is not “in Christ.” This is a wise thing that we all should do persistently.
In this digital age, there are so many connections that we are unaware of that the enemy of our souls capitalizes on for nefarious purposes. The only way to be without blemish, undefiled, perfect (as God created), upright, whole, sound, healthful, unimpaired, innocent, having integrity, entire, sincere, complete, full, and entirely in accordance with truth is to be “in Christ.” With the extra bonus of cleaning up toxins from any source.
Let’s give Him all the praise, glory, and honor due His Name!
“God has chosen, the things that are not, so He may nullify the things that are, so that no human may boast before God.But it is due to Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written: ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord’” (1 Corinthians 1:28-31 NASB).
Our blissful “Dwelling Presence: Online Interactive Conference” will be held on weekdays beginning on Monday, November 29 and goes through December 10, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM MST (Denver, CO USA).
The Lord’s Worship-filled Presence is featured, as bridal hearts fellowship together to explore the mysteries of purity, righteousness, holiness, and truth. Bring your inquisitive mind; because all questions are welcome. We are especially excited to celebrate Hanukkah during our first week together.
To register for “Dwelling Presence” with a love offering of any amount, please pray about what to contribute. Then deposit that amount in our email@example.com PayPal account, or mail a check to: Sapphire Throne Ministries, P.O. Box 353, Masonville, Colorado 80541 USA. Please designate that it’s for “Dwelling Presence.”
Written October 14, 2021 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!
DATE: November 29 – December 10, 2021 (Weekdays Monday-Friday)
TIME: 5:00-8:00 PM MST (7:00-10:00 PM EST)
COST: Love offering, as the Lord leads, to firstname.lastname@example.org PayPal account or mail a check to: Sapphire Throne Ministries, P.O. Box 353, Masonville, Colorado 80541 USA. Please designate that it’s for “Dwelling Presence.”
Note: Recordings are included in the registration fee (love offering for any amount), so you can either attend classes live, or partake of the recording, or both. Instructions to join will be emailed upon receipt of your love offering.
What if I told you that the phrase “the dead in Christ will rise first” is probably not what you were taught?
From my time spent in God’s Presence, I perceive that much of the Church’s end-time eschatology is off; therefore, I hold all end-time things loosely to let the Father, Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit clarify these looming and unfolding realities. I don’t claim to be an end-time expert by any means. I simply report what I see, hear, or perceive, as I focus on our Heavenly Father’s perfect will and heart, like Yeshua did (John 5:19). This morning I got a heavenly download when I read the phrase “the dead in Christ will rise first” (I Thessalonians 4:16).
Most of us have been taught that “the dead” are those people who have died and gone to heaven, but that is not what the Lord told me. “The dead” in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 is referring to those who have completely died to their carnal nature, or in other words completely died to their flesh.
Please allow me to back up a bit to give you some context. I was beginning to write an article, which sought to help clarify what Frances Sturgill articulated: “I am convinced the Bride/Remnant/144,000 will leave first according to Matthew 25:6. Their garment is white and free from every wrinkle and spot. It took years of service, suffering, and trips to the threshing floor to mold us into the vessel worthy to be used for His purpose. And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to ALL the nations, and then the END will come… Matthew 24:14. But after those days, AFTER the tribulation….then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds of great glory and power… Mark 13:24,26. Those that did NOT die to their flesh before the Bride leaves will need to go thru enough of the tribulation until they have died to themselves. One of the first things the Harvest Workers will do is help them continue their trek up His Holy Mountain. To God be the glory, great things He has done. Selah.” Refer to https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=4580861435286274&set=a.101114149927714/.
I wrote: “Initially, only a remnant will arise and be transformed, like Enoch. Technically, this is not part of the rapture; because they will continue to work, as one with the Head – Christ – as part of the Messiah’s Fully Mature Body, on behalf of the redemption of mankind. These are who the author – Frances Sturgill – are calling the Bride/Remnant/144,000. They can also be called the First Fruits of Revelation 14:4, or the Barley Harvest. This 144000 Bridal Remnant are sovereignly chosen by God Himself; and this remnant contains 12000 from every Tribe of the Children of Israel listed in Revelation 7:4-8, which covers the widest spectrum possible. Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/144000-virgin-company/ and https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/05/19/key-to-the-144000/. By the way, they continually have the freewill to either be counted among the 144000 Bridal Remnant, or not. Some have walked away, or chosen not to be part of this First Fruits Bridal Company. See https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/09/16/144000-will-rise-first/. Many times, I call them the Heavenly 144000, because the Lord has shown me that there is an earthly 144000 too. We have been told (when focused on the perfect will of the Father) that the Heavenly 144000 and Earthly 144000 are the two witnesses of Revelation 11 fame.
The rest of overcoming believers in Christ will follow this Enoch pattern of arising and being transformed after they have continually walked with God and have joined Him in purifying themselves to the point where they have completely died to their flesh. The ultimate purpose of mankind’s sojourn on earth is to re-mold us back into His image, as we were created… in the beginning (Genesis 1:26-27), except reaching full maturity this time. The Lord will determine when each of His precious souls are ready, so make the most of every opportunity to become like Messiah Yeshua. Let me re-iterate this last point, only God knows when a person is ready to be wholly clothed in white. Smaller groups of Enoch Walkers will arise and shine at various times at the Lord’s call.
The tribulation will be the refiner’s fire for those not marked by God Himself as part of the Heavenly 144000 Firstfruits. The Lord’s ultimate purpose of these extremely difficult end-times (such as the world has never seen) is to prepare His pure and spotless Bride. NOTE: The Heavenly 144000 Firstfruits did not miss out on His refiner’s fire. They have already done what it took to stay in the hottest part of His flame of love in order to come forth as gold (Job 23:10).”
That is the context for being told by the Lord that “the dead in Christ will rise first” in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 are those who have attained the state of being completely dead to their flesh. Also, when I read the phrase “concerning those who have fallen asleep” in 1 Thessalonians 4:13, the Holy Spirit reminded me that all the virgins (who represent Christ’s Church) were asleep when their Bridegroom – Messiah Yeshua – was delayed in coming (Matthew 25:1-13). Check it out for yourself and please always take everything to the Lord.
May you be part of His Pure and Spotless Bride – an Enoch Walker where you walk with God and are no more!
Through the eyes of His-story, we examine Babylon. We start with one of the first Antichrist figures (if not the first) – Nimrod. We need to understand that exotic Babylon was the land just outside the original Garden of Eden. Before Nimrod, there were neither wars nor reigning monarchs. He subjugated all the people of Babylon, which was the entire world population at that time, until they crowned him (Genesis 10:10).
They say that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it and those who don’t know the Scriptures perish for a lack of knowledge. These are serious times. Let us all humble ourselves and seek the Lord… Let us connect to our hope, our refuge, and our strength – our Endless Love.
Be encouraged: “We also celebrate in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us”’ (Romans 5:3-5 NASB).
The catastrophe of the Golden Calf was precipitated by some very tragic errors. The first (and perhaps the biggest) error was that the people were looking more to the messenger of God – Moses – than to God Himself. Remember that the first commandment of the Big Ten to a Hebrew is to have faith in God’s existence and that He is eternal with complete, unfettered power: “I am HASHEM, your God, who has taken you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery” (Exodus 20:2).
The second error was the peoples’ expected outcome didn’t happen, so they turned to themselves and their own desires. When Moses ascended Mount Sinai on the seventh of Sivan, he had told the people that He would be there forty days. The children of Israel had counted the day of Moses ascent as the first of the forty days; however, that’s not what happened. Moses was in God’s Presence on Mount Sinai a full forty days and forty nights, which meant he returned on the seventeenth of Tammuz. Please refer to http://wp.me/p158HG-kH.
When God’s entire nation unanimously and enthusiastically accepted everything that God had said, the Lord told Moses that He would speak to him from the midst of a thick cloud and all the people were able to hear His Divine Voice. Thus, they all knew that Almighty God spoke to Moses. Once the nation agreed to accept God’s Word, the Lord instructed Moses on how the people should prepare. This took place on the fourth of Sivan, which was the first of a three-day waiting period: “HASHEM said to Moses, ‘Go to the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and they shall wash their clothing, Let them be prepared for the third day, for on the third day HASHEM shall descend in the sight of the entire people on Mount Sinai” (Exodus 19:10-11).
The third day in Exodus Chapter 19 was the sixth of Sivan. However, due to the quirkiness of a Hebrew day being sundown to sundown, three full days was the seventh of Sivan, which some believe was the actual day that His Ketubah (Marriage Contract) of the Ten Commandments was given. Heralded by lightening, smoke, fire, shofar blasts and seeing the sound of thunder, God’s Presence descended upon Mount Sinai. The out-of-this-world stage was set for His holy nation of priests. God’s declaration of the Ten Commandments was experienced by millions of people – His people – who had heartily accepted God as their One and Only Beloved.
This marriage of Creator with those created in His image was to be the fulfillment of Creation itself – oneness of heaven and earth. As a result, there would have been no more death. Their mortality would take on immortality: “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’” (1 Corinthians 15:53-54 NKJV).Thus, the world would have reverted to the perfection that existed at the beginning of Creation before The Fall. Alas, this perfected heavenly status on earth did not happen due to the grievous sin of the Golden Calf. Refer to https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/choose-this-day-the-golden-calf-or-his-marriage-contract/ or http://wp.me/p158HG-2m.
With the spiritual downfall of His Bride (i.e., God’s people), Moses was dismissed from his lofty perch in the Messiah – the Word of God – on the mountain of God. The term “revel” in the Exodus 32:6 phrase “The people sat to eat and drink, and they got up to revel,” implies that the people were guilty of three cardinal sins: idolatry, licentiousness (disregarding sexual restraints), and murder. They were copying the worship of the Golden Calf in Egypt where molten images, temple prostitution, and child sacrifice was commonly practiced on the birthday of the sun god, which was the ancient Winter Solstice of December 25th before the Roman shift in time. Here, they had manufactured a literal golden idol, had sex with one another, and had killed Hur who had attempted to restrain them.
We all know the story. When Moses smashed the “Tablets,” he destroyed God’s precious Marriage Contract with His people, which would not have been possible without supernatural enablement. The Sapphire Cubes of the Covenant (Original Ten Commandment Marriage Contract) signified a new and higher stage in God’s peoples standing that would have been reflected in their physical life as well. We are again at this juncture in history, so it would behoove us to pay attention to what stopped heaven overlaying on earth – the third dimension being overlaid with the fifth – the first time.
Never forget that the Ten Commandments in written form by the finger of God represents freedom from the evil inclination and from the Angel of Death. Sinai was Zion on the other side of the Cross of Christ. At Sinai, Is-real had elevated itself by choice to the level of Adam and Eve before they had sinned. Unfortunately, the earlier condition of spiritual and physical weakness returned.
There were three categories of punishment for the sin of the Golden Calf – the Golden Calf Triple. First were the people who were warned by witnesses to not serve any idol and they willfully did so anyway, which was punishable by the sword (Exodus 32:26-28). The radical and righteous tribe of Levites had joined Moses and were for God above their own countrymen. About three thousand men were decapitated that day. Willful idolatry speaks of how it separates the Head of the Messiah Yeshua from His Body: “And not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God” (Colossians 2:19 NKJV). “But, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—” (Ephesians 4:15 NKJV).
The second category of punishment for the sin of the Golden Calf was a plague. These were the people who worshiped the Golden Calf intentionally before witnesses, but they were basically clueless. Hebrew Sages say that these people had not been officially warned. However, they must have known in their gut (instinctively), else they would not have been subjected to a plague (Deuteronomy 28:58-59). This is pretty much where the whole wide world is today. Notice that a plague includes His mercy where He gives people time to repent. God’s ultimate desire is that people return (teshuvah) to life and to love and to Him. God’s law of love informs all others: “‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets’” (Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV).
The third punishment included all the people that vowed at Mount Sinai to marry Him: “Everything that HASHEM has spoken we shall do!” (Exodus 19:8). This group was the unfaithful. Their unfaithfulness was like an adulterous wife, so Moses imposed upon them the test of an accused adulteress – a sotah (Numbers 5:16-28). Please refer to http://wp.me/p158HG-EN. Moses had the unfaithful group drink some special water with which he had mixed in the defiled sparkly dust from the ground-up Golden Calf. This was meant to incite the people to confess their sin and truly turn from their wicked ways. Only those who worshiped the Golden Calf and did not confess their guilt had died like an unrepentant sotah who was guilty.
All of us have gone astray in one way or another, but never forget that we have an incredible Lord and Savior Messiah Yeshua who bore our griefs, our sorrows, our transgressions, our iniquities, our misery and our pain: “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:4-6 NKJV). He is our sin-bearing Messiah who has made a way for the repentant when there was no way.
Don’t let the offering for sin of the soul of our loving Messiah be for naught (Isaiah 53:10-12). Remember that “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:8-9 NKJV).
The Days of Elul – the Season of Teshuvah – will always be connected to the Sacred Cow Catastrophe with Moses laboriously standing in the gap, so God would not wipe out the nation that He took out of Egypt (the world) so they could truly worship Him. Today is the day for repentance: “Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord and His goodness in the latter days” (Hosea 3:5 NKJV). “Come, and let us return to the Lord; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.After two days He will revive us;On the third day He will raise us up, That we may live in His sight. Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord.His going forth is established as the morning;He will come to us like the rain, Like the latter and former rain to the earth” (Hosea 6:1-3 NKJV).
Has anyone else noticed that a primary tool of the Antichrist System is mockery?
Mockery is an action word – a verb. To mock is to treat someone with contempt or ridicule. Please note that contempt is connected to wicked, prideful people: “When the wicked comes, contempt comes also;and with dishonor comes reproach” (Proverbs 18:3 NKJV). “Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You; Let the wicked be ashamed; Let them be silent in the grave. Let the lying lips be put to silence,which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous” (Psalms 31:17-18 NKJV).
Please note that to despise, to disdain, to deride, to provoke scorn, willful disobedience, and open disrespect are literally the definition of the word “contempt” and “contemptuous.” Are you getting the picture?
To mock someone is to deride them in an attempt to disappoint their hopes and dreams. To mock someone is to imitate their mannerisms closely in order to mimic them, to poke fun at them, to have sport with them, or just plain old derision. To deride someone is to laugh at them contemptuously. This derision uses bitter ridicule to show scorn or contempt. Ridicule implies a deliberate and often malicious belittling. It is no coincidence that ridicule goes hand-in-hand with scornful mocking, which is often ironically expressed by someone who thinks that they are better than someone else. “By pride comes nothing but strife” (Proverbs 13:10 NKJV).
I have heard that when someone mocks another person, they are insecure. Sure. Insecurity and false humility are simply the other side of pride’s two-edged sword of haughtiness and arrogance.
I have been on the receiving end of lots of mockery and contempt over the years. Now, I actually see mockery as one of the signs of hitting the bull’s eye of our Heavenly Father’s heart and will; because the enemy seems to pull out mockery when they are attempting to shut down God’s people. If you have the fear of man instead of the fear of God, mockery will shut you down. However, I have learned as I press onward and upward toward the highest mark of God in Christ Jesus, I simply see mockery as a crucifixion tool that is an answer to my daily prayer that I be humble and teachable before the Lord. When you look with the right perspective, mockery can be a good instrument of the cross for one’s flesh where one can choose to die to all fear of man and anything not resonating at the frequency of God’s Word. You have heard the saying whatever doesn’t destroy you, make you stronger. I choose to be stronger in Him and not myself. Mockery is fuel to the refiner’s fire, which burns off things that does not keeps me humble.
Remember, we have good company when it comes to being on the receiving end of mockery, ridicule, and contempt. King David was so inundated that he dedicated an entire psalm/song to it. Notice Psalms 123:4 tells us that contempt only comes by pride: “Unto You I lift up my eyes,O You who dwell in the heavens.Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters,As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,so our eyes look to the Lord our God,Until He has mercy on us. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us!For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.Our soul is exceedingly filledwith the scorn of those who are at ease,with the contempt of the proud” (Psalms 123:1-4 NKJV).
We all need to take our thoughts and words captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor 10:5). If you catch yourself making fun of someone else by mimicking them with scorn and contempt, you first have to recognize its not right before you can quit participating in these wicked ways. The enemy uses mockery to get people on his side through them siding with their carnal sensual nature.
Just keep in mind that mockers can always be recognized by their fruits of pride, sensual lust, and self-focus. They cause division and are not OF the Spirit of the Living God: “Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also, saying, ‘Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.’ These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage.But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you that THERE WOULD BEMOCKERS IN THE LAST TIME WHO WALK ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN UNGODLY LUSTS. THESE ARE SENSUAL PERSONS, WHO CAUSE DIVISIONS, NOT HAVING THE SPIRIT” (Jude 1:14-19 NKJV).
Since pride is at the root of mockery and contempt, both of their cure is choosing humility through letting the Cross of Christ have its way in you and me:
“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up: Do not speak evil of one another, brethren…” (James 4:7-11 NKJV).
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, andfollow Me.Forwhoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.For whatprofit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Orwhat will a man give in exchange for his soul?Forthe Son of Man will come in the glory of His Fatherwith His angels,and then He will reward each according to his works…’ ” (Matthew 16:24-27 NKJV).
One of the main purposes of the Seven Spirits of God is to facilitate righteous justice (judgment) in and through His maturing sons, which culminates in the oneness of His Bride with Christ: “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.His delight is in the fear of the Lord,And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;But WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS HE SHALL JUDGE the poor,And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked” (Isaiah 11:2-4 NKJV).
Kingdom righteousness and justice are the foundation and substance for His royal habitation: “RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE ARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR THRONE; Mercy and truth go before Your face.Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long,And in Your righteousness they are exalted” (Psalms 89:14-16 NKJV). “The Lord reigns;Let the earth rejoice;Let the multitude of isles be glad!Clouds and darkness surround Him; RIGHTOUSNESS AND JUSTICE ARE THE FOUNDATION OF HIS THRONE” (Psalms 97:1-2 NKJV).
The Seven Spirits of God, which are governors and tutors for His precious sons, specifically and uniquely show each believer how they can mature. These seven are intimately involved in the true and righteous judgments of the Lord: “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; THE JUDGMENTS OF THE LORD ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ALTOGETHER.More to be desired are they than gold,Yea, than much fine gold;Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb” (Psalms 19:9-10 NKJV).
Righteousness and justice are key components for the good inheriting the earth and dwelling in it forever: “Trust in the Lord, and do good;Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord,And He shall give you the desires of your heart.Commit your way to the Lord,Trust also in Him,And He shall bring it to pass.HE SHALL BRING FORTH YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS AS THE LIGHT, AND YOUR JUSTICE AS THE NOONDAY. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;Do not fret—it only causes harm.For evildoers shall be cut off;But those who wait on the Lord,They shall inherit the earth.For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,But it shall be no more.But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. The wicked plots against the just,And gnashes at him with his teeth.The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.The wicked have drawn the swordAnd have bent their bow,To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct.Their sword shall enter their own heart,And their bows shall be broken.A little that a righteous man hasIs better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,But THE LORD UPHOLDS THE RIGHTEOUS. The Lord knows the days of the upright,And their inheritance shall be forever.They shall not be ashamed in the evil time,And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the Lord,Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish.Into smoke they shall vanish away.The wicked borrows and does not repay,But THE RIGHTEOUS SHOWS MERCY AND GIVES. FOR THOSE BLESSED BY HIM SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,And He delights in his way.Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;For the Lord upholds him with His hand.I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,Nor his descendants begging bread.He is ever merciful, and lends;And his descendants are blessed.Depart from evil, and do good;And dwell forevermore.For THE LORD LOVES JUSTICE, And does not forsake His saints;They are preserved forever,But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL INHERIT THE LAND, AND DWELL IN IT FOREVER” (Psalms 37:3-29 NKJV).
Let us be blessed like the Father of Faith – Abraham – who was intimately acquainted with God Most High, Possessor of Heaven and Earth (Gen. 14:22). Let us keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and righteousness (Gen. 18:19)!