PRACTICAL KEYS TO UNLOCKING MELCHIZEDEK – PART 4 – RAISING UP ONE MAN

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The time of Melchizedek’s appearance in Scripture was a karios (right time) of God that only happens every 2,000 years. It’s a time when God desires to raise up ONE MAN to bless the nations of the earth as well as it being the opportune moment when all the old passes away for everything to become new. It’s a time of shifting when the Lord visits the earth to bring a new concept.

Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time lapse, a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens.

So far, we have had three karios “ages” or “dispensations”: [1] Israel Age [2] Church Age [3] Kingdom Age. Please note that all three of these are eternal concepts. Note that the Kingdom Age has just begun around the year 2000 AD. Also note that the Biblical pattern for each new global shift in His divine administration of earthly things (i.e. dispensation) is first a precious son volunteers to become a worshipful burnt offering before a new dwelling place for God is built. (Please refer to COME UP HERE! http://wp.me/p158HG-x5 and ROYAL ROAD TO NEW LIFE http://wp.me/p158HG-vV for more information). In chronos time, it is our responsibility to activate these karios seeds that LOVE has imparted.

Let’s back up just a little bit to quickly review the time of Genesis 14. Remember that it was a time after great warfare, and the Babylonian kings were destroyed. In order to receive our Order of Melchizedek commissioning from Yeshua Himself, we must also defeat those same Babylonian kings in our own lives.

God’s raising up ONE MAN actually started with Noah, not Abraham. Noah was raised up to build a boat in the middle of a desert when no one had seen rain before. We know that story of Noah obeying God, and the first bringing of the rain.

Next, Abraham was raised as ONE MAN where he was told to leave everything he knew behind, even though he didn’t know where he was going. As a result, monotheism was birthed into the earth.

Next, came the Age of the King and the ONE MAN called David who had a heart after God’s own heart.

Then came John the Baptist who was the VOICE OF ONE preparing the way for the Lord. He told people everywhere to repent for the remission of sins. He came in the spirit of Elijah and spirit of reformation.

Jesus epitomized the ONE MAN who was sinless. He fulfilled the Law (Matt 5:17) and became the author of eternal salvation for all those who obey Him (Heb 5:9).

Today, now another ONE NEW MAN is being raised up during the Age of the Kingdom where we will all be taught of God. He is stirring up the gift and VOICE OF ONE being taught by the Holy Spirit. The fullness of the ONE NEW MAN IN CHRIST is where the visible and invisible church are in ONENESS agreement. The key to the mystery of ONE is in the word “IN”:

“Believe Me that I am IN the Father and the Father IN Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves” (John 14:11 NKJV).

Each one of the previous ONE MAN in Scripture has a vital lesson for the New Living Creature of Crucified Ones coming forth in our day. God Himself is raising up a CORPORATE ONE MAN of Mature Sons. This CORPORATE ONE NEW MAN IN CHRIST will look like, talk like, walk like, and be exactly like Christ crucified and risen:

• We will obey the Lord totally by faith in an unprecedented way.

• We will leave everything we have known behind without knowing where we are going.

• We will operate as his prophets, priests and kings in the earth with a heart that is after God’s own heart.

• We will be the VOICE OF ONE declaring repent for the remission of your sins, and we will restore all things in the anointing and spirit of Elijah (reformation).

• We will fulfill the law like Yeshua did (Revelation 14:12), and be holy and He is holy.

In this Kingdom Day, it’s the karios time for His Chariot Throne to manifest. Those who are His divine/human messengers. These are the ruling and reigning ones who are part of God’s End-Time Melchizedek Army who fly by the Spirit with one another according to the perfect will of the Father. His sovereign will is made manifest because the Order of Melchizedek operates from a position of rest as the Seventh Day Transfigured ONE NEW MAN IN CHRIST who is His MESSENGER. (For more information of His Messenger, check out “TAKING ON COMMON UNION.” )

~ Robin Main

NOTE: Permission given by Nancy Coen to publish her revelations in this article.

Originally posted on February 26, 2014 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/638291209576710/?type=1&theater

 

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Practical Keys to Unlocking Melchizedek and other booklets in the “Understanding the Order of Melchizedek” series are available both from the Sapphire Throne Ministries website and Amazon:

• STM Website: http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/resources.html

• Amazon: PRACTICAL KEYS TO UNLOCKING MELCHIZEDEK => https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Keys-Unlocking-Melchizedek-Robin/dp/1634436903/

FYI: When you purchase STM resources, you are supporting the Lord’s work through Sapphire Throne Ministries. Just so you know, it’s cheaper to order directly from the STM Website due to exorbitant Amazon fees; however, STM books and Hebrew Living Letters Flash Cards are also available via Amazon. Give em heaven!!!

 

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DESCEND INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD WITHIN

Key Water by Mindi Oaten Art

Yeshua’s death is the descension, and His resurrection is the ascension. To fully manifest the glory of God’s Chariot Throne – His Merkabah – we must continually live in a descended state on this earth as a continual burnt offering, as well as continually living in heavenly places in an ascended state.

Those who descend into the Kingdom of God within are able to go anywhere in time and space, because eternity has been set in your hearts. When you step into Christ, you become non-local because everything is in you.

~ Robin Main

Excerpt from the “Ascension Manual” => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

Originally published on FB on April 5, 2017 => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1475756859163470/?type=3&theater

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YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

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Just as the lights of the Messiah portrayed in the Hanukkah menorah gets brighter, so are we getting brighter as “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). Let’s celebrate our light becoming divine again. One day (perhaps sooner than we think) Messiah Yeshua will have a mature body literally manifesting the exact brilliance as the Light of the World (John 8:12) with all 12-Strands of our DNA turned on.

When our DNA is transformed into the DNA of God, our souls will be filled with the Seven Spirits of God. Recall that the Seven Spirits of God was the seven-fold nature of Christ that Yeshua (Jesus) walked in here on earth (Isaiah 11:1-2). Yesterday, we left off with three components always present in the perfection of the Order of Melchizedek, which are the same transformative agents that accomplishes the Bridal Restoration of our DNA:
[1] Daily Communion
[2] Daily Crucifixion
[3] Daily Bread (Word of God)

The ultimate goal of daily communion, daily crucifixion and daily bread is to completely re-dedicate our hearts in such a way that we become His Shining Ones where we take on our cherubic nature that was “divine” in the beginning (Genesis 1:26-27).

DAILY COMMUNION causes our bones to start producing the correct record in our blood first; then as we make the right choices to line-up with God’s Word (i.e., DAILY BREAD), our bodies gets conformed into His image that has been born in our blood first. Conveniently, DAILY CRUCIFIXION is included in daily communion, because genuine partaking of communion requires us to examine our hearts and behaviors. This is the Merkabah (God’s Chariot Throne) descension process that we discussed yesterday.

Never forget that once our bones produce His record in our blood, we have to rightly examine the current reality we operate out of in order to be conformed into His image (body, soul, and spirit). This is how God’s people literally “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God” (Romans 12:1). Therefore, when God takes out your stony heart of flesh and gives you a new heart of flesh, He deposits the original seed that has the potential to be transformed into Jesus’ exact same image.

Once the burnt offering gets slaughtered, the blood gets washed by the water of the word and the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Spirit in the Ten Copper Chariot Lavers. In other words, daily crucifixion of our sin nature will cause our Ten Shadow Strands of DNA to be cleansed. In fact, Matthew 16:26 reveals that the things of the world that we will not die to are the very things that we are exchanging for the total transformation of our soul, which is its 12-Strands of Light DNA State that’s made into the exact same image as Jesus Christ.

May you and yours manifest being His Shining Ones!!!

Give em heaven!!!
~ Robin Main

Originally published on December 27, 2016 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1347805818625242/?type=3&theater

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Related Articles:

• OVERSHADOWING MESSIANIC LIGHT => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/overshadowing-messianic-light/

• THE LIGHT HAS COME => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/24/the-light-has-come/

• WITNESS OF THE LIGHT OF THE MESSIAH => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/25/witness-of-the-light-of-the-messiah/

• COMPLETE RESTORATION OF DNA => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/complete-restoration-of-dna/

• KEY TO TAKING ON YOUR CHERUBIC NATURE => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/04/key-to-taking-on-your-cherubic-nature/

• BRIDAL DNA DANCE => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/bridal-dna-dance-hanukkah-5/

• LIGHT OF THE WORLD – BRIDAL RESTORATION OF DNA => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/light-of-the-world-bridal-restoration-of-dna/

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HELPFUL RESOURCES:

• SANTA-TIZING: WHAT’S WRONG WITH CHRISTMAS AND HOW TO CLEAN IT UP (book) => http://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159

• BLAZING NEW WINE OF HANNUKAH (book) => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/resources.html

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ART: The Sparks (of Adam and Eve) by Janet Shafner

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COMPLETE RESTORATION OF DNA

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There is a connection between the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) and the complete restoration of our DNA into the very DNA of God.

Did you know that Yeshua (Jesus) declared twice during Hanukkah “I am the Light of the World?” This gives us some insightful clues for us fully becoming “the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). There is a major chunk of Scripture where Yeshua is at the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) – John 8:12 to John 10:39. Within Hanukkah are several profound mysteries of Christ and His Kingdom that have been hidden for such a time as this.

Some of the most profound mysteries are actually hidden within the history of Hanukkah itself. Once Judah the Maccabee and his band of faithful men took their courageous stand against the Antichrist of their day, their first priority when they took the Temple Mount was removing the stones of the defiled altar and quickly constructing a new one, so the daily burnt offerings could begin the next morning. The original eight days of the very first Hanukkah in 165 BC was the eight days it took to sanctify and cleanse the House of the Lord, which required the daily burnt offerings on God’s Altar (2 Chronicles 29).

To return to our primordial Living Being of Light state, we must tear down any defiled altars in our hearts and reconstruct new ones, so our daily burnt offerings (daily taking up our crosses and following Him) can lead us to fully present our bodies as holy and pleasing living sacrifices (Romans 12:1). Before the Fall, human beings were called “living beings” (Genesis 2:7), and they had all 12-strands of DNA actively working, which completely consisted of light. After the Fall, 10-strands of DNA were deactivated and have remained largely dormant until now. These ten shadow strands of DNA have been called “junk DNA.”

Connected to the ten shadow strands of DNA are the Ten Copper Chariot Lavers in Solomon’s Temple. Just as the Ten Copper Chariot Lavers were dismantled, taken captive by Babylon and treated like junk, so has our ten shadow strands of DNA.

Know that the “chariot” in the Ten Copper Chariot Lavers is the Merkabah process where each of us must descend to the Kingdom of God within to examine ourselves before we ascend in Christ. The Merkabah descension process is equivalent to the daily burnt offering process. Both are intended for true introspection where we can see if the kingdoms of our earth align with His Kingdom. Once we truly see the current reality in which we operate with YHVH eye’s, we need to make any necessary adjustments in order to be one with the plumb line – Messiah Yeshua. Know that the Great Shepherd of our soul choses what best crucifies our sin nature.

Also, know that these Ten Copper Chariot Lavers were used to wash the blood from the burnt offerings. The Ten Copper Chariots Lavers could not wash the burnt offerings until they were properly prepared, as God prescribed. How are do we properly prepare ourselves daily as a living sacrifice to burn up our sin nature (flesh), as a burnt offering? There are three components always present in the perfection of the Order of Melchizedek, which are the same transformative agents that accomplishes the Bridal Restoration of our DNA:
[1] Daily Communion
[2] Daily Crucifixion
[3] Daily Bread (Word of God)

To be continued…
For now, let’s leave things with a beautiful blessing:

May your DNA be completely restored into its original divine image (Genesis 1:26-27)!

Give em heaven!!!
~ Robin Main

Originally published on December 26, 2016 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1344783278927496/?type=3&theater

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Related Articles:

• WITNESS OF THE LIGHT OF THE MESSIAH => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2016/12/25/witness-of-the-light-of-the-messiah/

• JOURNEY TO BECOME HIS BRIDE (STORY OF HANUKKAH #1) =>
https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/journey-to-become-his-bride-story-of-hanukkah-1/

• JOURNEY TO BECOME HIS BRIDE (STORY OF HANUKKAH #2) =>
https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/journey-to-become-his-bride-story-of-hanukkah-2-battle-to-re-dedicate-gods-altar/

• BLAZING NEW WINE OF HANUKKAH – HISTORY PART I =>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdhOh4iRD6c

• BLAZING NEW WINE OF HANUKKAH – HISTORY PART II =>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-qVfQtUaKA

• BRIDAL DNA DANCE => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/bridal-dna-dance-hanukkah-5/

• LIGHT OF THE WORLD – BRIDAL RESTORATION OF DNA => https://santatizing.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/light-of-the-world-bridal-restoration-of-dna/

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HELPFUL RESOURCES:

• SANTA-TIZING: WHAT’S WRONG WITH CHRISTMAS AND HOW TO CLEAN IT UP (book) => http://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159

• BLAZING NEW WINE OF HANNUKAH (book) => http://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/resources.html

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ART: “Intrinsically Woven” by Pam Finlay
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September 2016

“A new painting called “Intrinsically Woven”. The love of God is intrinsically woven into our hearts. As we step into Him he encircles us with His DNA. His presence is all encompassing. He leads us into the realm of possibility, a place of complete intimacy. God’s great love is flowing like a river and the trees in the garden are pure light, trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord. ”
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MOUNT MORIAH REALITY CHECK

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Did you know that Hebrew History tells that Abraham was 137-years-old and Isaac was 36-years-old when they ascended Mount Moriah to worship God and offer Isaac as a sacrifice? Quite a different picture comes to mind than how most of Christiandom has portrayed it.

We hear of Abraham’s voluntary worship, but the one to be sacrificed called laughter — Isaac — also came voluntarily and allowed Himself to be bound as a burnt offering.

Keep this in mind the next time you read Genesis 22.

~ Robin Main

Originally published on April 27, 2016 via FB =>  https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1094255230646970/?type=3&theater 

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HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 6 – BECOMING A BURNT OFFERING

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In this Kingdom Day, the LORD OF LOVE is going to extract from us all that the cross paid for, as we surrender to His fiery will and ways. Today is the day that yielded hearts are drawing near with the full assurance of faith, so His Mature Body will be prepared to do the perfect will of the Father. It is here that Crucified Ones will move past the Outer courts of salvation and past the Holy Place of sanctification into the Most Holy Place of purification.

“’This is the name by which she will be called: The Lord is our righteousness.’ For thus says the LORD, ‘David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel; and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to prepare sacrifices continually’ “(Jeremiah 33:16-18 NAS).

Please be patient as we seek to understand the offerings by fire listed in Jeremiah 33:18, which are a DEEP RED MYSTERY OF THE ANCIENT CARRIER OF HIS BLOOD:
[1] Offer Burnt Offerings
[2] Burn Grain Offerings
[3] Prepare Sacrifices Continually

These are the crucifixion steps for the Bride’s Baptism of Fire where she will come out the other side of the All-Consuming Fire emblazon with the name: “The Lord is our righteousness.” The cross was Yeshua ha Machiach’s (Jesus Christ) baptism of fire (Matt 3:11). His Bride will follow Yeshua to the cross in a new and living sacrifice way, so we can become His very image. Remember to concentrate on the principles behind the process, so His Crucified Ones can hit the Father’s bull’s eye of righteousness.

Today, let’s focus on the fiery first stage – Offer Burnt Offerings – which will enable His Bride to dwell in the midst of the New Jerusalem in truth and righteousness (Zech 8:8). One must peel back the flaming pages of Leviticus 1 to see the most important principles behind the Burnt Offering:

• A Burnt Offering is a Voluntary Offering given exclusively to the Lord.
• It is also called The Elevation Offering, because it raised one’s spiritual level.
• A Burnt Offering was considered superior to other offerings, because it was a volunteer sacrifice, and it was offered in its entirety by fire.
• A Burnt Offering is called an “olah” in Hebrew, which means to go up. The Ancient Hebrew Word Picture for the word “olah” tells us that the olah is that which the Shepherd brings forth.
• Yeshua – the Great Shepherd – brought the most perfect sacrifice for sins Himself – the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Then while we are being sanctified (working out our salvation) and purified, the Great Shepherd will choose what will best crucify our sin nature (flesh).
• If your work is not of this world – the same essence of the fire – it will NOT be burned up, but purified (1 Cor 3:11-15).

Here’s a link if you’d like to learn more about the stage of “Becoming a Burnt Offering” —> COME UP HERE! http://wp.me/p158HG-x5.

Remember how the first offering in Scripture was made by Abel, and it spoke of him not only offering the firstfruits of his flock, but the truest offering of himself? This is what the Baptism of Fire is all about. Its purpose in our lives is for us to bring our carnal nature to the Lord’s Altar, so it can be burned up in its entirety. A Pure and Spotless Bride will exemplify co-crucifixion with her Messiah. Making His specified spiritual sacrifices will cause His Holy Priesthood of Believers to decrease in their own strength and increase in such a way that they will eventually be just like Yeshua.

The road to decreasing, so He may increase, is not for the faint-of-heart. It takes whole-hearted commitment. It takes choosing His ways over your own, and total death to self. Although I’m not finished being in His heavenly brazier, I have found that the quickest way through the Romans 7 inner struggles is to be as honest as possible. I have gotten use to siding with LOVE (even against myself) in my own crucifixion process. Frankly, there are parts in me – parts of my sin nature – that just doesn’t want to die. But, they must so my Kingdom of Self can disappear and His Kingdom can appear in me.

A true “olah” (Burnt Offering) is that which the Shepherd brings forth. In Biblical times, if you were going to make a Burnt Offering, you’d have to go to the shepherd of the flock first to get your lamb. A person would ask the shepherd, “Select the best one for me,” and he’d make the judgment as to what’s best for you. In this Kingdom Day, the Great Shepherd of our souls will guide us to the best path that each one of us needs to take to become just like Him. He will sit on His blazing throne, and judge everything in our life. Be encouraged, because the Ancient Hebrew Word Picture for “judge” speaks of Him being the door of life. LOVE will shake everything that is not of Him, so only His Kingdom without and within you remains. Please note that the foundation and habitation of God’s throne is righteousness and justice. Therefore, for the heavenly-minded, His just judgments in our lives will really be sweeter than honey (Psa 19:10). Press into the fact that His righteous assessments of our lives will be more desirable than fine gold. Press into the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne (Rev 7:17). He is the One who will feed us goodness in the land of the living, and lead us to His fountains of living waters. He is the One who will wipe away all tears from our eyes.

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Previous Posts in the “HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” series:

HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 1 – MYSTERIES OF THE DEEP RED D http://wp.me/p2k1dQ-jK 

HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 2 – BAPTISM OF FIRE http://wp.me/p2k1dQ-jR 

HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 3 – STEPS FOR THE BRIDE’S BAPTISM OF FIRE http://wp.me/p2k1dQ-jX 

HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 4 – HOLY PRIESTHOOD OFFERING SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES http://wp.me/p2k1dQ-ka 

HITTING THE BULL’S EYE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS – PART 5 – NEVER CUT OFF THE BODY FROM THE HEAD http://wp.me/p2k1dQ-kf 

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References: Lev 1; Psa 19:10; 45:6; 89:14; 97:2; Jer 33:18; Dan 7:9; Zech 8:8; Matt 3:11; 16:24; John 10:11; Rom 12:1; Gal 2:20; Heb 10:1,5-7,19-24; 12:27-29; 1 Pet 2:5.

Painting by Jewell Jeffery (aka JeWelL) – Visionary Perspectives https://www.facebook.com/VisionaryPerspectives?fref=ts

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BRAZEN BELIEVERS – Heaven Meets Earth – Part 1 (Heaven’s Will)

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HEAVEN MEETS EARTH

Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. Brazen believers are a place where heaven meets earth. Symbolically, we can catch a glimpse of this reality in the brazen or bronze (i.e., copper) items that were in the Mosaic tabernacle.

All the brazen furnishings symbolize the place where heaven meets earth.  God meets man. Think about the earth being God’s footstool (Isa 66:1), and when the apostle John saw Jesus in the Spirit on the Lord’s day “His feet were like burnished bronze” (Rev 1:15). The Church is Jesus’ Body and that Body has its feet bound “with the preparation of the gospel of peace” (Eph 6:15). When we walk through our daily lives and reflect the radiance of God’s glory (the character of Jesus), God touches the earthly realm through us.

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In the Greek, “bronze” in the burnished bronze feet of Jesus’ is the word chalkolibanon, which is a compound word made up of chalkos and libanos. From chalkos we get the idea of the hollowing out of a vessel for this glowing metal was chiefly used for that purpose. Its primary root word is chasma, which means to lower into a void or a gaping chasm. Jesus bridged the gulf between heaven and earth (God and man) “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him” (John 3:17). As we let Jesus have His way in our lives by working out our salvation with fear and trembling (Phil 2:12-13), our lives are cleansed so we may pour out His presence, to a lost and dying world “for in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28 NIV). Through Christ in you the hope of glory (Col 1:27), heaven touches earth.

The word libanos means the incense tree (i.e., frankincense), and by implication the incense itself. Revelation 5:8 says that the incense in the golden bowls are “the prayers of the saints” and much incense was given to an angel at the altar so he could “add it to the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne” (Rev 8:3-4). I believe this is a picture of the mixing of things that originated on earth with those originating in heaven — prayer.

Golden AltarFrankincense’s primary root means to become white, which additionally communicates the idea of purity. Incense is the material used to produce a fragrant odor when burned. It’s a pleasing scent to God and it causes passion or emotion to become aroused. Another word for a pleasing fragrance is “savor.” The Hebrew verb for savor is ruach. It’s the word for “Spirit,” as in the Holy Spirit. It means to blow or breathe, to smell, and figuratively, it means to joyfully anticipate. Jesus “breathed on” his disciples, “and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22). This makes sense for the primary verb for incense is thuo meaning to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), by implication it means to sacrifice by fire. “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 …” (Acts 2:1-4).

Bronze FeetWhat a picture! Yeshua’s [1] glowing bronze feet have a dual meaning in this context:

[1] Jesus personally coming to earth for the purpose of bridging the gap between God and man, not only the first time, but also today through you and I.  Jesus tells His followers that the Kingdom of God is near. It is within you (Matt 10:7; Luke 10:9,11).

 

[2] The purified, Holy Spirit inspired groans and prayers of the saints (Rom 8:26-27; Eph 6:18). These are two places where heaven touches earth.

In April of 1998,[2] Cindy Jacobs mentioned that she believed that there is one body, one church in heaven and earth. I agree. Eternal life for believers necessitates that the body of Christ be one, as Jesus and the Father is one. Christ’s body, the church, is united in heaven and on earth. One of the prevalent pictures I received while studying “bronze” in Scripture was unity. The church is already united in the heavenly realm; therefore, what remains is unity here on earth.  I believe we will find some of the keys to uniting the earthly church with the heavenly one by looking at copper in the Mosaic tabernacle.

brazen-altarBRAZEN ALTAR – HEAVEN’S WILL

Yeshua, the perfect propitiation for sin, is mankind’s bridge to God. All furnishings in the tabernacle (i.e., tent of meeting) are different pictures of Jesus’ ministry on earth. The bronze furnishings — the Brazen Altar and Brazen Laver — are no exceptions. Jesus’ blood atones and washes away the sins of the world. Objectively, once for all, and subjectively, as you apply it to your life when you confess Jesus as Lord, and believe God raised Him from the dead (Rom 10:9-10).

Our New Testament brazen altars are our hearts. That was true of the Old Testament Brazen Altar also. The sacrifices were meant to point man to God, to rededicate their hearts to God. Unfortunately, the sacrifices (things that were seen) became the focus instead of the point to the exercise – relationship with the living God. God knows we must guard our hearts in Christ Jesus to make relationship with God a reality. Psalm 24:3-4 tells us that only those who have clean hands and a pure heart can have relationship with the Lord.

FieryThe one called the “father to all who believe” had a very close personal relationship with the Lord. Abraham was 137 years old when his faith was tested when God asked him to take his dearly loved son up Mount Moriah and offer him as a living sacrifice. It gives us a new perspective on Isaac’s willingness when we understand that he was 36 years old at the time. It is at the mountain of God’s choice that Abraham was directed to offer Isaac as a burnt offering.

The Word of God tells us of at least three virtues in our lives that have eternal substance: faith, hope, and love (1 Cor 13:13).When God tested Abraham, He was accessing Abraham’s character to see if these and other eternal qualities abided in him. Just as Abraham’s walk was tested to see if it matched his talk, so will ours.

Abraham_isaac_climb_DoreTo comprehend why God asked Abraham to offer Isaac as a burnt offering, we need to delve into the ancient Hebrew understanding of burnt offerings provided for us in the first chapter of the book of Leviticus. The book opens with the first revelation in the new Tabernacle, which had been built with their own contributions as a place where God’s shekinah glory (i.e., His dwelling presence) would rest among His people. They were made aware of their responsibility of maintaining a high level of holiness.

By the way, no other book in the Bible is so full of divine utterance as the book of Leviticus. Moreover, the Hebrew canon for the book we call Leviticus has the divine title “HE CALLED.” For the people in Moses’ day, its directions left nothing to the imagination. God was very specific in how He wanted/wants to be worshipfully approached. The content of Leviticus expresses the divine will of our heavenly Father for those who desires to worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).

Worship Man RaysThat Leviticus is the third book of the Bible speaks of it being stamped with completeness. For instance, the phrase “I AM Jehovah” occurs 21 times in the entire book, which emphasizes that Leviticus is marked with completeness, but it additionally proclaims that within Leviticus are keys to the complete plan of God for spiritual perfection. There’s a holy, awesomeness that accompanies His name Jehovah, for it’s the ineffable name of God – He’s incapable of being expressed in words (i.e., indescribable).

Unfortunately, most Christians have dismissed, minimized or ignored this very important slice of the word that endures forever. It’s been an enigma to most, if not all, of us. We are confused because we no longer do temple sacrifices. Or do we? This is the day where devout hearts need to sit up and take notice of this unique book that almost wholly consists of the words of Jehovah, where “HE CALLED” us to worship Him according to His will and ways. This is the day when we will worship God His way.

Abel's SacrificeThe rest of this Brazen Altar section endeavors to unseal Leviticus chapter 1 for Christians and examines what is required when anyone wants to bring a worshipful offering to the Lord. First, let’s note that the only name of God used in connection with offerings is Adonai. This name represents His attribute of mercy. The Hebraic root of the word “offering” means to come near. As mentioned previously, any type of offering is meant to bring oneself closer to God. Additionally, the Hebrew word for “burnt” is olah, which literally means going up; therefore, we can see that a burnt offering is brought by a person who wants to go up and draw near to God.

When a person sincerely offers themselves or anything they dearly love – especially their own way — to the Lord for the purpose of drawing close, they spiritually go up to meet with the God of mercy personally to His throne of grace. “This is what the LORD says, ‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents and have compassion on his dwellings … I will bring him near and he will come close to me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close to me?’ ” (Jer 30:18; 21 NIV).

Mount SinaiThe burnt offering is also called by another name — the elevation offering, As its name suggests, it raises one’s spiritual level. The elevation offering was brought by everyone who went up to Jerusalem for the three pilgrimage feasts of the Lord (required by everyone who was part of God’s holy nation). The Hebrew prophets spoke that in the end times, all the nations will be coming to Jerusalem — going up physically and/or spiritually and they will take part in building the temple. Don’t forget that you are meant to be God’s dwelling place.

The elevation offering (i.e., burnt offering) in the Old Testament days was considered to be superior to all others, because it was a voluntary sacrifice and it was offered in its entirety. The word “unblemished” in Leviticus 1:3 symbolizes a person coming close to God with nothing missing. All one’s faculties are wholly engaged. When a person brought his burnt offering to the priests (i.e., Kohanim), he was required to lean his hand on the head of his sacrifice. Actually, one had to literally lay both hands on the animal’s head and then confess his sin or shortcoming. Leaning both hands on one’s sacrifice alludes to leaning on the Lord with your entire strength. Loving God with all your strength is synonymous with loving God vehemently, wholly, exceedingly, diligently, utterly. It is the highest form of love and is equated to one’s resources spent according to the perfect will of God… literally being spent on Him.

TabernacleWildernessThe burnt offering was the very first service performed by Aaron’s descendants — the Kohanim — in God’s wilderness tabernacle.  Anyone could slaughter an animal for sacrifice, but it took the descendants of the High Priest to receive the shed blood and transport it to the Brazen Altar. It’s interesting that even though there was a heavenly fire always on the altar, the Kohanim were commanded to add an earthly fire. Once the Kohanim arranged all the cut up parts on the fire, they tended the fire until the sacrifice was totally consumed. As a side, the smoke that rises up to God from the burnt offering is a symbol of the owner’s striving, and the Lord tells us that it pleases Him (Lev 1:9).

In our day of grace, God’s people, who become a royal priesthood through their reception of the gift of the shed blood of the Lamb, receive forgiveness for their shortcomings once they sincerely confess their sin. We bypass animal sacrifices because Jesus Christ (Yeshua ha Mashiach) offered up the perfect sacrifice of His earthly body once for all. Yeshua became our burnt offering on the cross, and Jesus’ Bride will be like Him. The spiritual principle behind the burnt offering that remains true even today is “Behold, I have come to do Thy will” (Psa 40:7-8; Heb 10:7). It’s all about doing heaven’s will via sacrificing your own will on God’s altar of purification.

Lamb SacrificialThe fulfillment of the picture of the burnt offering in our day according to the fresh dispensation we are now operating under – “summing up of all things in Christ” (Eph 1:10) – is the baptism of fire that the Bride of Christ will come through to literally become the Lord’s pure and spotless Bride. God’s baptism of fire will burn off anything that is not of Him or in Him. Be encouraged, because He knows the way each one of us takes, and we will come forth as gold (Job 23:10).  Christ’s Bride will live and move in His divine will – the perfect will of heaven on earth. She will act as Jesus did. “And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments… but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same manner as He walked” (1 John 2:3,5-6).

Classically, the Brazen Altar has symbolized divine judgment. Before you freak out, please understand that the Hebrew word for “judge” is dan, and its pictograph reveals that the judge is the door of life – Jesus (i.e Yeshua). Our Great High Priest is the One who sympathizes with our weaknesses and encourages us to draw near with confidence to His throne of grace so we can receive mercy and find grace to help in a time of need (Heb 4:14-16).

Grace Sign 2Most Christians rightfully and whole-heartedly tout this truth, but please let’s quit cheapening His glorious grace. You’ve seen it. I’ve done it. A person sins over and over again with the supposed safety net that we know God will forgive us. I believe that this mentality is pervasive throughout Christianity. So what should we do with this Scripture? “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. Anyone who set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy in the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?” (Heb 10:26-29). God actually handles unintentional sin differently than willful sin.

All divine judgment, while we live on earth, is ultimately meant for the purpose of “I am” making us one. Psalms 19 tells us that the “judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether … more desirable than gold … sweeter also than honey … by them Thy servant is warned.” The only way we can discern some of our “hidden faults” and “presumptuous sins” (Psa 19:12-13) is to let the living and active word of God rightly divide what is soul and what is spirit (Heb 4:12). The purifying effects of being washed by the water of the word (Eph 5:26) allows us to be an exact re-presentation of the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).

Honeycomb & BeesDon’t forget that we are not alone — the Spirit of the Living God divinely assists us in our path to perfection. The way we become perfected into the image of One – His very image – is to let the fear of the Lord and the divine judgments of His Word have their way in each one of us. By the way, the fear of the Lord is not only the beginning of knowledge and wisdom (Prov 1:7; 9:10), but it also allows us to love what he loves and hate what He hates. Remember that it’s a good and faithful son that accepts His Father’s discipline, because he knows that his daddy loves him and is helping him to be the best person that he can be (Deut 8:56; Rom 8:14). Also, it is the sons of God that are led by the Spirit of God (Rom 8:14), and they inherit God’s Kingdom (Gal 4:7).

The Baptism of Fire (Matt 3:11) being released upon the earth in our day is a quantum leap above and beyond what we have known for the past 1,700 years. Get ready folks because people will actually manifest being “holy as He is holy” (1 Pet 1:16; Lev 11:44). By the way, when God says, “You shall be holy, for I am holy,” it’s not a suggestion but an exhortation (an actual command).  Even though authentic holiness has been rare, it will be a reality of those who will do the “greater works” (John 14:12). Bridal lovers of God will surrender their ways for His. They will recognize practices and beliefs that the Church has sanctioned as “holy,” which are not. These lovers of the Spirit and Truth will recognize what actually pleases Adonai, and then they adjust accordingly, come what may. The Word of God together with the Holy Spirit will be our guide, which is at least a partial realization of the picture that the fire that consumes the burnt offering is first and foremost a heavenly fire. Our voluntary offering to give up our own (earthly) desires and practices will combine with heaven’s fiery perfect will. Like the smoke that rises up from any burnt offering, our total surrender to the All-Consuming Fire will be one of our most pleasing sacrifices as well as one of our most satisfying services.

Throne HeavenlyTo be continued…

Written – October 24, 1998. Revision #1 – November 17, 2001. Revision #2 – December 30, 2002. Revision #3 – April 23, 2003. Revision #4 – December 9, 2010. Revision #5 –  May 29, 2013.

 All Scriptures are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise denoted.

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Heart - LoveNeverFailsAuthor’s Note

This is the day when God is unearthing treasures previously kept in darkness and uncovering hidden wealth previously kept in secret places. “I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze, and cut through the iron bars. I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden wealth of secret places, in order that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name” (Isaiah 45:2-3). The Lord our God is unlocking the chambers of His vast treasure house, which speak of mysteries that have been in His heart for eternity. He’s opening the heights of the heavens and the depths of the earth.

One of these treasures of the deep is the understanding of the Biblical concepts associated with copper. Although my New American Standard Bible uses the word “bronze,” in Hebrew it actually means copper. This pamphlet is not an exhaustive study, but a tool meant to give you insight and draw you closer to the Lord. We will specifically focus on the picture copper reveals to us as it functioned in the Mosaic (Wilderness) Tabernacle, representing various parts of the Church.

Copper wireIt is significant that copper is the most conductive material on earth next to silver due to it having a free electron in its outer electron ring. Copper’s free electron exchanges freely with other conductive elements. In this study, we will see how Brazen Believers should naturally have a part of them that freely exchanges with other conductive materials — those made in God’s image — for that is what our heavenly Father does. We are to be wise, yet be as pure, transparent, vulnerable, sincere, and genuine as possible with others around us.

Technically, bronze is a metal alloy of copper and tin (sometimes other elements), which history records ancient man began using sometime between 4000-3000 BC. I am purposely using the word “bronze” to directly associate the Brazen Altar and Brazen Laver with Brazen Believers. I am also purposely using the word “brazen.” Brazen means to be made of brass, a harsh and loud sound like struck brass, or marked by contemptuous boldness. Believe it or not, a study of the redemptive qualities of brazen is quite rewarding; but for now let’s just focus on the idea of contemptuous boldness. Contemptuous is a state of being despised and lacking respect. Christians are to be in the world, not of it; and Jesus said we will be hated, rejected and despised by the world, just as He was. The Bible also says “because of our faith in Him, we dare to have the boldness (courage and confidence) of free access (an unreserved approach to God  with freedom and without fear)” (Ephesians 3:12 AMPL). Brazen Believers boldly approach God’s throne of grace. We need to be broken enough before God to speak the truth boldly and not participate with evil motives and intentions. Without brokenness (our flesh being in the heavenly brazier), boldness is simply pride.

Brazen Believers ultimately will only see themselves though Jesus. They will literally communicate with God, like Moses did, spirit to spirit  — face to face.

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[1] Yeshua is Jesus’ Aramaic/Hebrew name, which He was literally called when He walked the earth. It’s a shortened form of Yehoshua, which means “salvation” or “the Lord saves.”

[2] Prayer & Spiritual Warfare Conference, Colorado Springs CO, April 1998

[3] Hebrew Word Pictures: How does the Hebrew Alphabet Reveal Prophetic Truths  by Frank T. Seekins, p. 14

[4] Excerpt from The Divine Romance  by Gene Edwards