CRUX FOR GOD’S DWELLING PRESENCE

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In the beginning God created a pristine garden and a perfect man (Genesis 1:26). This perfect pre-fallen man was a tri-parti being: body, soul and spirit. His perfection was a body clothed in righteousness, a soul that housed the dwelling place of God, and a spirit that constantly communicated with his Creator. Take note, because His people are returning to this heavenly sweet spot, which is our primordial state AS IT WAS IN THE BEGINNING.

Let’s review the “cherubim” classification for the New Living Creature of Melchizedek before we go into how the shekinah glory (His Dwelling Presence) remains in you and me. Please refer to the TAKING ON COMMON UNION series: http://wp.me/p2k1dQ-i9.

Scripture tells us that CHERUBIM:

[1] Mark the spot for us returning to our pristine primeval state. They stand at the entrance of the Garden of Eden with a flaming sword which turns every way to keep the way to the Tree of Life (Gen. 3:24).

[2] Mark the Dwelling Place of God, because He “dwells between the cherubim” (Psa. 80:1). In God’s Dwelling Places that have been built here on earth (Tabernacle, Temple and the New Jerusalem), cherubim are the most frequently sculpted, engraved, & embroidered figures made according to a heavenly pattern given by the Lord Himself (Exo. 26:1, 26:31-33; 36:8, 36:35; 1 Kings 6:29-35; 2 Chron. 3:7).

[3] Carriers of God’s throne, which is the seat of His divine glory as well as His royal power (1 Chron. 28:18). Cherubim make up the foundation of His fiery chariot throne that bears God’s Kingdom here on earth (Dan. 7:9; Ezek. 1:22-28; 10:1). God’s royal priests set out for the goal of the high calling to become just like Yeshua — the High Priest of the eternal order of Melchizedek. His Melchizedek Company is the Messenger that will facilitate the kingdoms of this world becoming the kingdoms of our Lord, and His Christ (Rev. 11:15).

This is the context that is essential to understanding the requirements needed for the Lord’s special dwelling presence to stay. His shekinah literally requires holiness. People have tried to boil holiness down to a formula of dos and don’ts, but that will always miss the mark because holiness is a love issue. Doing what Scripture prescribes for holiness taps into the prerequisites for which God’s Presence can dwell among us, but we must always take into account that His people’s hearts must be totally engaged when we seek to lovingly obey Him.

Believers in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob need to consider that the shekinah glory dwelt in the midst of Israel for generations: “The people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption of sons; theirs the divine glory…” (Rom. 9:4). First century believers understood the biblical holiness requirements, which facilitated God’s dwelling presence. When the Holy Spirit fell at Pentecost, the church experienced His manifest presence. They additionally sustained a multi-generational revival for more than three hundred years, because they understood how to live in God’s presence.

For the church to sustain His awe-filled presence today, we need to accurately grasp His minimum requirements for purity and their relevant application in our lives. Please let us learn from history, so we don’t repeat it. God’s dwelling presence departed from the Christian church when the pagan holidays were assimilated into it. Historical proof is seen in the departure of daily miracles from among them. Scriptural proof is spelled out in Ezekiel 8-11. We are not going into this passage in detail today. Please note, as you personally read it that God’s presence slowly and sorrowfully departed, for He longs for His people to repent so His presence may return or remain.

“Son of man, do you see what they are doing … things that will drive Me far from My sanctuary?” (Ezekiel 8:6). The four idolatrous practices listed in Ezekiel 8:3-5, 9-12, 14, 16 originated in Babylon, and the Bible says that they are detestable to God. BTW – These all have to do with pure worship. Today, we will only peek at the fourth and most detestable practice in His eyes that drives Him far from His sanctuary: “So He brought me into the inner court of the LORD’s house; and there, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east” (Ezekiel 8:16 NKJV).

The fourth and most detestable practice was performed in the inner court of the house of the Lord between the porch and the altar. The inner court symbolizes those who are intimately acquainted with God. The porch is a place of traversing back and forth. It can be akin to a heaven and earth connection. The altar was a platform of sacrificial worship, where worshipers endeavored to meet with their God. So these twenty-five or so men, who were bowing down to the sun with their backs toward the temple of the Lord, were His close companions. They were people who knew and loved the Lord; yet they still grievously bowed down to and worshiped the sun, whether they acknowledged the fact or not.

It is not until Ezekiel 9:3 that the departure of God’s presence begins. His shekinah glory moves over His fiery chariot throne – a set apart remnant of His people. Then, His shekinah glory is carried by the Living Creature from the inner court to the threshold of His sanctuary. The Lord hesitates there to see if His people will notice His leaving. Will they repent and welcome His manifest presence back? He waits, then in Ezekiel 10:19 God’s glory moves further away to the eastern gate. He waits again. His people still won’t repent of their idolatry, so God’s shekinah glory moves out of Jerusalem (the city of our God) across the Kidron Valley to the Mount of Olives (Ezekiel 11:23). Then God waits again for the people to turn from their idols. Where’s does Scripture say that the Lord will return? The Mount of Olives both spiritually and physically (Zechariah 14:4).

The pagans in the fourth century recognized their own solar cults in the church’s adoption of the Nativity of the Unconquered Sun (Mithra’s Winter Festival). They recognized the church assimilation of their pagan practices in the orienting cathedrals to the east, worshiping on “sun day,” and celebrating the birth of the sun god deity at the Winter Solstice. Throughout antiquity, all sun gods across all cultures celebrated their birthday on the ancient winter solstice – December 25th – before the Roman shift in time. The Catholic Encyclopedia even documents that the Nativity or Mithra’s Winter Festival has a strong claim on our December 25th date. Never mind the fact that Constantine had the Vatican built atop the hill where the Mithras cult worshiped the sun. History records that it had become common practice in the fifth century for worshipers entering St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome to turn at the door, put their backs to the altar, and bow down to worship the rising sun. See Ezekiel 8:16.

When the Lord says that “Christmas will be the golden calf of America,” He is telling us that it is idolatry in His eyes. The Lord has given each of us the responsibility to prepare a place for Him: “Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure” (1 John 3:3). His shekinah glory cannot dwell where there is idolatry; therefore, His dwelling presence can not, and will not, coexist with this golden calf we call Christmas. Idolatry is the crux that determines whether His shekinah glory will merely visit His people or dwell among them. If it’s your heart-of-hearts to be part of Yah’s glorious Melchizedek and Bridal companies, you will have to pass through this fire.

~Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written December 10, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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For more historically and Scripturally accurate information on the Golden Calf of Christmas, please check out:

[1] MY PERSONAL TESTIMONY – http://wp.me/p158HG-4E

[2] WHERE CHRISTMAS COMES FROM – http://wp.me/p158HG-1t & http://wp.me/p158HG-2m

[3] BI-POLAR NATURE OF CHRISTMAS – http://wp.me/p158HG-9p

[4] THE LAND OF MERCHANTS – http://wp.me/p158HG-jF

[5] NORTH POLE GOING SOUTH? – http://wp.me/p158HG-kH

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

Ascension Manual book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• 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/

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MYSTERY OF HIS LOVE

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The glorious path through His Winter One-der-land is paved with mystery. Do you hear wisdom crying out speaking a mystery among those who are aiming at being made into His exact same image (1 Corinthians 2:7)? Do you know the great mystery concerning the Messiah and the Church (Ephesians 5:32)? Do you know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God (Mark 4:11)?

Right now an invitation is going out to get lost in the mystery of His love. For indeed, love is an endless mystery where we shall lose it all in order to find ourselves in Him. The Lord of Love Himself is bidding us to come into His chambers of revelation (Rom 16:25), so He can kiss us with restoration.

Winter is key to not only unlock the treasury of snow, but the treasure trove of the mystery of His will for the purpose of gathering all things together in ONE in Christ (Ephesians 1:9).

A MYSTERY is a religious truth that one can only know by revelation. Come to His Beautiful Gate. All mysteries are right before our eyes at His Gate of Awe. When the wind blows, the holy mysteries of God unravel, as we meet Him face-to-face with our bridal veil blowing. Walk in His Winter One-der-land, which is full of His truth and His righteousness that brings a person into the beauty of His holiness. If you’d like to know the fullness of the mysteries of the Messiah and God’s Kingdom via the seven-fold Spirits of God, you will have to step into the way, the truth and the life of His Winter One-der-land.

Not only does Scripture speak of the mysteries of the God’s Kingdom, but its antithesis Mystery, Babylon the Great and its mystery of iniquity. I was surprised that one of the definitions in my Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary revealed that a MYSTERY is a secret religious rite believed (as in Mithraic cults) to impart enduring bliss to the initiate and a cult devoted to such rites.

This little statement may mean nothing to you, but to someone like me, who has studied Christmas for over 10 years, bells started going off. You see Mithraism gave us our modern Christmas Day, which PR says imparts bliss to its participants, but in fact it actually hinders true eternal Bridal bliss for those who worship at the table of Mithra’s Winter Feast. The pagan sun worship of Mithraism, with its hybridized sun god Mithra, had a winter festival called “The Nativity,” or “The Nativity of the Sun,” or “The Nativity of the Unconquered Sun,” which the Catholic Encyclopedia admits has a strong claim on the responsibility for our December 25th date. In fact, Mithra’s Winter Festival was assimilated into the official church calendar in 379 AD. The roots of Christmas speaks of it being a cult devoted to worshiping the birth day of the sun god on the ancient winter solstice before the Roman shift in time. Its origins are from Mystery Babylon. Its practice include sorcery (lies, control, and manipulation); sun god worship; and the land of merchant status (materialism). It’s original image was a golden calf said to represent the divinity of Saturn (Saturnus), which was the same golden image Aaron fashioned to be worshiped. BTW – Saturnalia in Rome is the most immediate predecessor for our modern Christmas Season.

Please see the following links for more Scripturally and historically accurate information about Christmas’s connection to Mystery Babylon:

[1] YULE LOVE – REPEATING CHILDHOOD – http://wp.me/p158HG-iX

[2] CHRISTMAS KISS OF DEATH – THE MYRRH SPEAKS – http://wp.me/p158HG-pV

[3] LAND OF MERCHANTS – http://wp.me/p158HG-jF

[4] NORTH POLE GOING SOUTH? – http://wp.me/p158HG-kH

~ Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
www.santa-tizing.com
www.mysticmentoring.com

Written December 4, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

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CHANUKAH DEVOTION FOR NIGHT 8:

Right now an invitation is going out to get lost in the mystery of His love. For indeed, love is an endless mystery where we shall lose it all in order to find ourselves in Him. “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned” (SS 8:7).

The glorious path through His Winter One-der-land is paved with mystery. A treasure trove of the mystery of His will for the purpose of gathering all things together in ONE in Christ is found in winter (Eph. 1:9).

Not only does Scripture speak of the mysteries of the God’s Kingdom, but its antithesis Mystery, Babylon the Great and its mystery of iniquity. The choice is ours to make. Choose this day who you will serve: the Mysteries of Yah, the Messiah and His Kingdom — OR — Mystery Babylon. In spite of the Church’s ardent efforts to bury the truth about its assimilation of Babylonian traditions, reference after reference can be sited of Christmas’ connection to Mystery Babylon.

The first time God’s people came out of Babylon was at the Tower of Babel where they had been trying to make a name for themselves (Gen 11:4). The Bible says that the people of Babel exerted a tremendous amount of energy building a tower of bricks – lest they be scattered. What they feared actually happened. The year of the dispersion of the seventy nations from the Tower of Babel has been recorded in Hebrew History to be 340 years after the flood. Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth were still alive; and Abraham was 48-years-old. “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matt. 24:37 NKJV).

The next time the set apart people of God come out of Babylon, they also will have one heart and one mind; but this time, unlike the first time, God’s Holy Priesthood of believers will truly be set on loving the Lord our God with all their heart, soul and strength (Deut. 6:5). This Bridal Company will be one with a common purpose to make God’s name great – totally surrendering all to Him and His Kingdom ways. Coming out of Babylon in this Kingdom Day will result in the One New Man in the Messiah coming into its fullness (Eph. 2:15; 3:14). To do this we must forsake all, but the Lord; and then He will ONEdrously make heaven and earth His Sons of Righteousness’s oyster.

The mystery of His love invitation has gone out: “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb” (Rev. 19:9 NLT). Obedience to YHVH’s truth and righteousness will bring each of us into the beauty of holiness. Won’t you lose it all that you may find yourself in Him?

DISCUSSION: Please select how you’d like to involve others (there’s freedom to do whatever the Spirit leads):

[1] What mystery was revealed to you today?

[2] What could be better than losing oneself in mystery of His love?

CHANUKAH LIGHTING CEREMONY – http://www.santa-tizing.com/H2H_-_Blessing_for_Lighting_the_Candles.pdf

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RESOURCES AVAILABLE:

Ascension Manual book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188511

• Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/

 MEL GEL Study Guide book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578188538/

• MEL GEL Study Guide: Volume 2 book => https://www.amazon.com/dp/0998598232/

• Set of Hebrew Living Letter Flash Cards => https://www.sapphirethroneministries.com/flashcards

• Blazing New Wine of Hanukkah: Bridal Restoration of DNA book => https://www.amazon.com/Blazing-New-Wine-Hanukkah-Understanding-ebook/dp/B010MHNZMK/

• 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/

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