THE CRUCIFIED ONE IN THE MIDST OF GOD’S KINGDOM

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What does it mean to be “in the midst” of God’s Kingdom?

IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom is a crucified Savior who has made a way for our deliverance, healing and salvation. “There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between [in the midst KJV]” (John 19:18 NASB).

The Greek words clarifying what “crucified” means in First Corinthians 2:2 NASB – “For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified” – are found in Strong’s NT:4717, NT:4716, and NT:2476. They tell us that to be CRUCIFIED means to be impaled on the cross, to extinguish selfishness, to expose to death (self-denial) through the foundation of the atonement of Christ. These definitions come from the Greek word histemi (prolonged form of stao), which adds the concepts: to stand, to abide, to appoint, to continue, to covenant, to establish, to hold up, to present, to set, etc.

If we are living IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom, we live a crucified life similar to the One seen hanging on a tree in the midst of two robbers. “And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left” (Matthew 27:37-38 NKJV).

What was the mysterious message hanging above Yeshus’s head that made the chief priests, scribes, and elders mock Him? The Hebrews look at a sentence several ways to receive hidden messages from the Lord. One of the ways they do this is by looking at the first Hebrew letter in every Hebrew word in a sentence, phrase, or statement. John 19:19 says that the sign said: “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” The first Hebrew letter for each word in this statement spelled out the Unspeakable Name of God Y-H-V-H. YOD (Y) is a picture of a hand. HEI (H) is a picture of an open door and is commonly translated “what comes forth.” And VAV is a picture of an ancient nail. When one puts the pictures of these Hebrew letters together, we receive the awesome message that hung over Yeshua on the Cross – “Salvation and deliverance will come by the nailed hand of God.” This is why the chief priests were upset and insisted: “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, ‘I am the King of the Jews’” (John 19:21). The religious institution in Yeshua’s day were horrified when they comprehended this mysterious message that Pilate insisted would stand.

IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom, the veil in God’s Temple was torn in two from heaven to earth (top down) at the moment of His crucifixion, so there is no more separation between God and man. Now, there is the potential for a glorious divine relationship. “And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst” (Luke 23:44-45 KJV). “And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. Then behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split” (Matthew 27:50-51 NKJV). “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation” (Ephesians 2:13-14 NKJV).

IN THE MIDST of God’s Kingdom, the veil is taken away, so we can be mirrors that brightly reflect the glory of God. God’s people have the incredible promise that when we keep pressing in to become mature… to become just like Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ), we shall be completely and fully know just as we are known. “Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (II Corinthians 3:16-18 NKJV). “But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known” (I Corinthians 13:10-12 NKJV).

“Then said Jesus unto His disciples, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me’” (Matthew 16:24 KJV).

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20 KJV).

Here’s to following Him all the way to fully know Jesus Christ crucified, buried and risen!

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

www.sapphirethroneministries.com
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Written May 7, 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!

NOTE: The above revelation comes from part of a series entitled “IN THE MIDST OF GOD’S KINGDOM” that was posted on Facebook in 2013 (modified and updated).

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FILLING UP THE AFFLICTIONS OF CHRIST FOR HIS BODY

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Does Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) once for all sacrifice negate our need to do anything? There seems to be quite a bit of confusion around this issue these days.

While we never minimize or replace Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross, we also don’t overlook the oneness process required to enter the full stature of the crimson flow. Ephesians 4:15 tells us that it is necessary for the Mature Body of Christ to grow up into Him in all things right after revealing the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ in Ephesians 4:13. The Corporate One New Man in Christ will accurately display to all the world the fullness of the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ the same way that all fullness dwelt in Yeshua through the blood of the cross: “He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn of the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven” (Colossians 1:18-20 NASB).

We must not overlook key components of Scripture. Scriptures like Matthew 16:24 where Yeshua shows His disciples the way of oneness with Him requires a crucified life: “If anyone wished to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me” (Matthew 16:24 NASB). It’s noteworthy that Luke 9:23 repeats this message by adding the concept of a lifestyle of daily crucifixion “And He was saying to them all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me” (Luke 9:23 NASB).

Experience reveals that nothing better develops Christ’s Character within us like sufferings and tribulations. “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;  but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy” (1 Peter 4:12-13 NKJV). As we offer our sufferings and sacrifices to Him, we are crucified in union with Christ in an ever-increasing greater measure, so we can live by the faith of the Son of God (Galatians 2:20).

Colossians 1:24 blows to pieces the concept that Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) once for all sacrifice negate our need to do anything. The Apostle Paul tells us: “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions… fully carry out the preaching of the word of God” (Colossians 1:24-25 NASB). Wow! Did you get that?! Each member of His Body must fill up the afflictions of Christ in their flesh for His Body’s sake to fulfill the word of God.

This is a massive key component to Yeshua’s Mature Head attaching to His Mature Body (Daniel 7:9; Revelation 1:14). The fully mature Head of Messiah Yeshua connecting to His fully mature Body is the undifferentiated, indistinguishable state of the Messiah. This is THE PERFECT MAN: “Until we all become one in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, and become a perfect man according to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13 Lamsa’s Aramaic).

 Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main 

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Written October 29, 2019 – 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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PRACTICAL KEYS TO UNLOCKING MELCHIZEDEK – PART 8 – LIFE’S PURE PERFECTION

Melchizedek Heart Space

The Order of Melchizedek has the look and sound of PERFECT, because they are ONE with PERFECTION Himself and the PATTERN SON – Yeshua HaMachiach (Jesus Christ) who is the High Priest of His royal order of priests. Hebrews 7:11 indirectly declares that PERFECTION is by the Melchizedek Priesthood:

“If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood… what further need was there that another priest should rise after the Order of Melchizedek, and not be called after the order of Aaron?” (Hebrews 7:11 KJV)

Many people have a negative concept about PERFECTION, because they think of the onerous burden of being a perfectionist. Please be patient, as we flip this concept on its head and redeem it. Excellence for the King is always a desirable quality, but instead of flowing from a burdensome taskmaster spirit, the look and sound of MELCHIZEDEK PERFECTION flows from a place of rest.

Recall from our last PRACTICAL KEYS TO UNLOCKING MELCHIZEDEK post that the Order of Melchizedek abides in a restful intimate worship stance, as we resonate at the frequency of His word (Please refer to https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/06/21/practical-keys-to-unlocking-melchizedek-part-7-treasurer-of-the-most-intimate/). Before Yeshua literally became our all-sufficient sacrifice on the cross, there were different songs sung over the various sacrifices. The Dead Sea Scrolls record that the “Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice” were sung to Melchizedek. This prophetically speaks about the Eternal Order of Melchizedek operating from a position of REST as the Seventh Day Transfigured Son – the One New Man in the Messiah (Matthew 17:1-2; Ephesians 2:15).

So let’s take a closer look at Life’s Pure Perfection that’s now manifesting here on earth, as it is in heaven. The particular type of PERFECTION in Hebrews 7:11 is unique to this verse, and speaks about the completion of prophecy and the verification of its reality.

The original intent of God on Mount Sinai was to make His people a nation of priests – a holy nation – but they rejected this call. Besides Moses, the incident of the Golden Calf caused the uncompromising tribe of Levi to step up to the plate to be intimately acquainted with Him and His ways. BTW – This is a Biblical pattern of the first-born (begotten) being chosen – you and I individually – before a corporate company radically shows that they are for God by whole-heartedly following Him through taking up the cross of their flesh daily to join Him and learning obedience by the things they suffer (Matthew 16:24; Hebrews 5:8).

You’ve probably heard the saying that the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed while the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. I believe that the Melchizedek priesthood has been YHVH original design all along. The Melchizedek Priesthood predates the Levitical one. When Abraham met Noah’s son – Shem – and gave him a tenth of all, the King of Righteousness (Shem) had already set up a priestly order. Shem, the original Melchizedek, had this right being the first King of Salem. See Genesis 14 and https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/practical-keys-to-unlocking-melchizedek-part-2-the-original-melchizedek/. I find it interesting that Melchizedek is first identified by his name – King of Righteousness, which is the essence of a completely moral and right character – and then by the place that he was given dominion – King of Salem (i.e., Ancient Jerusalem).

The royal priestly nation of the Order of Melchizedek in this Kingdom Day will fulfill Revelation 11:15, like the first Melchizedek and company did, except this time it’s the time of culmination. In addition to the PERFECTION speaking about the completion of prophecy and the verification of its reality (in Hebrews 7:11), it declares that the Melchizedek Priesthood is a finishing generation, and we are returning to our primordial state (as we were before The Fall in the Garden, only better because we have been redeemed and we freely volunteer to become part of His PRIESTHOOD OF ONE LOVE). We will overthrow the Babylonian kings in our own lives first to make the kingdoms of this earth, the kingdoms of our God.

There are secret keys involving Melchizedek that are hidden in plain sight when we study “nothing” and “no man” and the concepts associated with them in Scripture.

Hebrews 5 reveals a NO MAN’S LAND where priests of the Most High are called by God Himself and ordained by Him for men in things pertaining to God. These royal priests taken from among men have compassion on those lacking knowledge and the wayward due to their own frailties; and thus, they are able to offer up passionate prayers and tearful supplications. They glorify not themselves, but the Father through whom they are begotten sons. As His promised sons, we learn obedience by the things we suffer, so we can be made perfect after the Order of Melchizedek. These are the ones who are heard of the Father, because their reverential fear of the Lord.

Additionally, Hebrews 7 reveals a NO MAN’S LAND where there is a different tribe of people that springs out of Judah and rises after the visible likeness of Melchizedek who gives attendance at Altar of the Most High God. These are the ones who are made after the power of an endless life, because they are easily understood and recognized as manifesting HIS ETERNAL LIVING WORD (law) that’s in their minds and written on the tablets of their hearts (Hebrews 8:10). Please see https://sapphirethroneministries.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/practical-keys-to-unlocking-melchizedek-part-6-order-speaks/.

Hebrews 7:19 tells us that the law made NOTHING PERFECT. “Nothing” in Scripture is a primordial state that points to us to:

[1] What the dust of our earth (living soul) hangs on (Genesis 2:7; Job 26:7).

[2] What is true (1 Kings 22:16; 2 Corinthians 13:8).

[3] The trying of our faith (Psalm 17:3; James 1:4).

[4] A crucified life and humility (Philippians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 2:2).

[5] The good portion of the Father, which are the treasures hidden in darkness in the secret place of His throne (John 16:23-34; John 18:20; Philippians 4:6).

[6] The Tablets in the Ark of His Presence (2 Chronicles 5:10).

[7] The provision of manna in God’s Wilderness (Numbers 11:6; Deuteronomy 2:7).

[8 ] Priests of the holy royal priesthood of Melchizedek (Malachi 2:6; Hebrews 7:14,19).

This is not an all-inclusive list, but a sampling of the themes related to NOTHING in Scripture, which are related to kingdom priests of the Most High God. That word “perfect” in Hebrews 7:19 paints a picture for the Eternal Order of Melchizedek to focus on the Most High God like a telescope – intently and paying attention to details. It also re-iterates the character of the King of Righteousness.

The word “perfect” in Hebrews 7:19 is also referred in Yeshua’s last instructions to His disciples before He went to the cross: “I in them and thou in Me, that they may be made PERFECT in ONE; and that the world may know that thou hast sent Me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved Me” (John 17:23 KJV). “PERFECT” is the Greek word teleioo, which conveys the notion of being complete, accomplishing, consummating in character, fulfilling, and making perfect. It comes from the Greek word teleios, which communicates a deeper truth of being complete in labor, complete in growth, complete in mental character, complete in moral character, and being of full age, as a mature man or adult son (Eph. 4:13). Diving deeper. The root of both of these Greek words is telos, which connects the concept of fulfilling what it means to be a full age mature son to the idea of setting out for a definite point or goal, the point aimed at as a limit, the conclusion of an act or state (result, purpose), or the uttermost.

Being made after the Order of Melchizedek is a top-down heaven-to-earth arrangement that facilitates one’s utmost character development as well as equipping us for the unlimited royal order of His End-Time Melchizedek Army.

Therefore, to be PERFECT in the Kingdom of God or to walk in MELCHIZEDEK PERFECTION means that His Royal Priesthood sets out for the goal to become just like the Word of God Yeshua, who is the Great High Priest of the eternal Order of Melchizedek in accordance to a restful most-intimate worship stance. Don’t forget that the “Entering His Rest” chapter – Hebrews 4 – which directly precedes the revelation of the Order of Melchizedek culminates with encouraging all of us to come boldly to His Throne of Grace. Great grace is an essential ingredient in us being made PERFECT in ONE.

I think you’re perfect! SEE it and BE it!!!

P.S. NO MAN’S LAND is the place where people daily yield to LOVE and His crucifixion process, which enables their Kingdom of Self to disappear and the Kingdom of God to appear.

P.S.S. The dust of our earth is hung (put to death) on NOTHING. May we BE NOTHING, except Jesus Christ crucified, so we can bear much fruit for without our Beloved King we can DO NOTHING.

~ Robin Main

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Written March 25, 2014 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source. Blessings!

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BECOMING A MATURE SON THROUGH THE BAPTISM OF FIRE

Blood One Drop Crucifixion

Two chief characteristics of a son of God according to the Word of God is that they serve God with a whole heart (1 Chronicles 28:9) as well as keeping God’s commandments (Proverbs 7:1-2: 1 John 2:3-6; Revelation 14:12). We are not talking about something yucky and legalistic, but a State of Being that resonates at the same frequency as the Word of God – Jesus. Please be encouraged, because this is a divine work of sanctification that’s done not by your might or your power, but by His Spirit (Zechariah 4:6). All that God requires from you and me is that we put our best foot forward in obeying His Word and surrendering to His Spirit. Thankfully, the Lord our God will give us all the grace that we need (2 Corinthians 9:8; Hebrews 4:16).

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6 NASB).

Even though the son’s portion came in the Fullness of Time when Jesus came to earth and purchased it on the cross (Galatians 4:4-6), we must experientially appropriate the redemptive gift of sonship the same way that it was acquired. Our journey of “moving unto perfection” is a crucifixion process (much more will be shared in another article). Dying daily is the only way we actually develop into mature, full-grown sons of God (Matthew 10:37-39, 16:24; Mark 8:34, 10:21; Luke 9:23, 14:27). The wisdom of God insists upon our permission to crucify our sin nature, and He will only complete the work of co-crucifixion with Christ with our approval. Volunteering freely in the day of God’s power is a continual daily sanctioning of “not my will, but Yours be done” (Matthew 6:10). Paul shows us the culmination of being an Adult Son is living a crucified life:

“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me” (Galatians 2:20 NASB).

When Jesus walked the earth, He was Jewish and His understanding of the Baptism of Fire, which He experienced at His crucifixion, came from the picture of Burnt Offering in the first five books of the Bible. It would behoove us Christians to start with the same foundation. They were the instructions of Moses on the priests, the altars, and the sacrificial system, which (by the way) is accurate according to the Messiah’s instructions:

“For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (John 5:46-47 NASB)

In fact, the only reason that we can have confidence that Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross was sufficient to pay the penalty for all sin (once and for all) relies on Moses’s instructions on the priests, the altars, and the sacrificial system. When Christians throw out these instructions and the first five books of the Bible in His eternal Word, we throw out the very basis that we can rely on Jesus’s shed blood on the cross washes away all of our sin.

For more information, please check out these articles: BECOMING A MATURE SON http://wp.me/p158HG-xC and COME UP HERE!http://wp.me/p158HG-x5.

~ Robin Main

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Copyright August 10, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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His Divine Building Plan in the Dispensation of the Fullness of Time – 2 of 3

— Becoming a Burnt Offering —

We previously discussed that in the fresh dispensation that has dawned in our day, the Lord our God is causing us to want to be just like Jesus (Yeshua) so we can all be made ONE. Devout hearts everywhere divinely desire to walk in the same manner as Jesus did (1 John 2:6), including following Him in being baptized with water, the Holy Spirit and fire (Matt 3:11).

Divine series of three and seven in Scripture are keys for the hour that we live in. We will focus on the series of three in the Bible. When you see three items listed, sit up and take notice. Biblical threes list things from easiest to hardest; but more importantly, they reveal the way of life that propels us toward maturity (Psalms 16:11; John 14:6). I prefer to use the phrase “move onto perfection” (Hebrews 6:1) to the word “maturity.” Divine threes are typically progressive in nature with one building on what was previously gained or attained. Usually these steps that move us unto perfection also overlap where God can be working on two or three different levels within us at the same time, since parts of any one of us can be more mature than others. Yeshua’s three baptisms articulated in Matthew 3:11 is a good example. Being baptized by water is easier, and usually precedes, being baptized by the Holy Ghost, which is definitely easier than being baptized by fire by going to a cross.

Let’s immediately discuss exceptions for this rule. Take Cornelius for instance, the Holy Spirit fell on him and his household as Peter spoke to them prior to them being baptized with water (Acts 10:44-48). Let’s just keep open to the fact that God is large and in charge and can do whatever He likes. Granted, the Peter-Cornelius event was an extraordinary precedent-setting moment for the new dispensation of the Fullness of Time (Gal 4:4-5) around two thousand years ago when Jesus was crucified for the sins of the world so the door of faith could be opened to the Gentiles. In the first century, the Jewish paradigm of preaching to all nations made a divine seismic shift to begin to accomplish the Great Commission. Today, another earth-shattering shift on how people relate to one another has already begun to take place, and like in the first century, believers will probably be astonished, surprised, uneasy, anxious, uncomfortable and possibly even perturbed about the changes God will require us to make. According to providence, the One New Man in the Messiah and His Bride will come forth.

Let’s review some examples of divine series of three, so we can see more clearly what I’m talking about:

[1]  You shall love the LORD your God with all your:  (1) heart,  (2) soul, and  (3) strength (Deuteronomy 6:5).

[2]  Abide these three, but the greatest of these is love:  (1) faith,  (2) hope, and  (3) love  (1 Corinthians 13:13).

[3]  May the God of peace sanctify you entirely, so you may be preserved complete without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:  (1) spirit,  (2) soul, and  (3) body  (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

[4]  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is:  (1) good,  (2) acceptable (or pleasing),  (3) perfect  (Romans 12:2).

[5]  You are a slave to the one you obey:  (1) obedience to His divine will,  (2) results in righteousness,  (3) which results in holiness  (Romans 6:16-19).

[6]  Baptism of:  (1) water,  (2) the Holy Spirit, and  (3) fire  (Matthew 3:11).

[7]  Another example of a divine series of three that’s not contained within one Bible verse, like Romans 6:16-19, but this time a person must have a greater understanding of the totality of Scripture:  (1) Baptized by water = See the Kingdom of God(John 3:3),  (2)        Baptized by the Holy Spirit = enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:5),  (3) Baptized by fire = inherit the Kingdom of God  (1 Corinthians15:50; Galatians 5:19-21).

[8]  The Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me:  (1) to offer burnt offerings,  (2) to burn grain offerings, and  (3) to prepare sacrifices continually (Jeremiah 33:18).

BECOMING A BURNT OFFERING

Since the Biblical pattern for each new dispensation is first a precious son volunteers to become a worshipful Burnt Offering before a new dwelling place for God is built, it will behoove us to look further into what does it mean for one to sacrificially offer oneself as a Burnt Offering as well as what does it mean to be a precious son. In this article, we will explore the Burnt Offering that the believers must go through to begin to their journey of moving unto perfection. Our next article will search out what it means to be a precious or mature son.

The first depiction of a fire offering in God’s Word is the picture of a Burnt Offering presented in Leviticus 1. It is the first step believers will have to pass through in their Baptism of Fire. (We will discuss later the other two steps required in our personal as well as corporate immersion in His Baptism of Fire, which will enable His Bride to be prepared by clothing her with righteousness (Rev 21:7-8). For now, please note that this is merely the first stride all believers must undergo to move from the believers’ portion to the sons’ portion to the bride’s portion.) Yeshua perfectly fulfilled the Leviticus 1 image on the cross, but always keep before you that devout hearts will walk in the same way with some divine adjustments in our Kingdom day.

When Jesus walked the earth, He was Jewish and His understanding of the Baptism of Fire, which He experienced at His crucifixion, came from the picture of Burnt Offering in the first five books of the Bible. It would behoove us Christians to start with the same foundation. They were the instructions of Moses on the priests, the altars, and the sacrificial system, which (by the way) is accurate according to the Messiah’s instructions:
“For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” (John 5:46-47 NASB).

The Bible teaches that there’s no sacrifice for intentional sin that can be brought by man. However, the Bible also teaches us that, before the Law was given to Moses by the finger of God, if God brings a lamb for you, it will cover all your intentional sins and cause you to pass from death to life. It’s called the Lamb of God sacrifice and was foreshadowed via Abraham and Isaac on Mount Moriah. We need to understand that it’s because of the commandments about priests and sacrifices and altars that we can have any confidence that Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross is able to cover our sins before a Holy Living God. This is an important basic instruction to our faith.

The Spirit and the Bride says, “Come.” Come. Let’s dive deeper into the ancient Hebraic understanding of the Burnt Offering to mine the riches of our inheritance. The Hebraic root of the word offering means “coming near,” so any type of offering was, and is, meant to bring oneself closer to God. The Hebrew word for “burnt” is olah, which literally means going up. Therefore, it was understood when one sincerely offers themselves or anything dear to themselves to the Lord for the purpose of drawing close to God, they spiritually go up to meet with the God of grace personally (Heb 4:16). By the way, any Burnt Offering was given exclusively to the LORD, and is considered to be a pleasing fragrance to God.

The Burnt Offering is also called by another name – the Elevation Offering. As it names 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. These pilgrimage feasts are also called “feasts forever.”[1] The Hebrew prophets spoke that in the end times all the nations will be coming to Jerusalem – going up physically or spiritually – and they will take part in building the temple.

The Burnt Offering was considered to be superior to all others, because it was a voluntary sacrifice and it was offered in its entirety by fire. When a person brought his burnt offering to the priests, they were required to lay both of their hands on the animal’s head, and then, confess their sins or shortcomings. By the way, leaning with both hands on one’s sacrifice alludes to leaning on the Lord through loving Him with all your strength – the highest (kingdom) form of love. (Please refer to the “Here Comes the Bride” article).

Perhaps one of the most significant realities of the Burnt Offering is unveiled when you break down the three Hebrew letters for olah. The mystery revealed is: a true olah (Burnt Offering) is that which the Shepherd brings forth. It’s such an incredible picture, because 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, goat, bull, et cetera. Basically, you’d 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 (John 10:11) 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 (Daniel 7:9) and judge everything in our life – or – as Hebrews 12 states it: He 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 (Psalms 9:7; 11:4; 45:6; 89:14; 97:2; Proverbs 25:5; 29:14). Therefore, for the heavenly-minded, His just judgments in our lives will really be sweeter than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb (Psalms 19:10). Press into the fact that His righteous assessments of our lives will also be more desirable than fine gold.

Let’s sum up some ancient ways that are still true today:

[1] God’s people, who are initiated into His royal priesthood, His holy  nation, through their genuine reception of the shed blood of the Lamb of God, receive forgiveness for their shortcomings once they sincerely confess their sin.

[2] We bypass animal sacrifices because Jesus Christ offered up the perfect sacrifice of His earthly body once for all (Hebrews 9:12).

[3] The ultimate spiritual principle behind the Burnt Offering, which will remain steadfast forever is: “Behold, I have come to do thy will” (Psalms 40:7-8; Hebrews 10:7).

[4] Yeshua became our Burnt Offering on the cross, and His Bride will be like Him for the purpose of the redemption of The Body (the death, burial and resurrection of a Body of Believers who make up the One New Man in Christ). This is an individual as well as a corporate work. It’s the great quickening happening now in our day.

[5] The fulfillment of the picture of the Burnt Offering in our fresh dispensation is the Baptism of Fire (i.e., crucified life; Galatians 2:20) that the mature sons of God must choose to voluntarily go through to be part of the Lamb’s pure and spotless Bride. Remember, we don’t get to choose what we will offer as a Burnt Offering. It’s  Yeshua – the Great Shepherd who’s in the midst of God’s Kingdom (Revelation 7:17) – who chooses for us what our Elevation Offering will be, so every member of His Bride can resonate at the exact same frequency as our heavenly Bridegroom – the Word of God. By the way, those souls that are not totally sold-out will be open to the greatest deception that this world has ever seen.

[6] Bridal lovers as well as mature sons of God must lay everything we have been taught and everything we have known on His altar (ourselves in our entirety); and then, by His Spirit and His Truth (2 Timothy 3:16) we must sift through every thing in order to recognize what practices and beliefs actually please God, and which do not.

  • “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” (Proverbs 14:12 NASB)
  • “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profits nothing : the words I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life” (John 6:63 KJV)
  • My soul cleaveth unto the dust : quicken thou me according to thy word” (Psalm 119:25 KJV).

~ Robin Main

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Copyright January 2012 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main

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[1] The three pilgrimage feasts of the Lord: Passover (Pesach), Pentecost (Shavuot) and Tabernacles (Sukkot).