HOLY PRIESTHOOD OFFERING SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES

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For such a time as this, the Master of the Wedding Banquet is revealing what the Bride of the Messiah (Christ) needs to do in order to be ready. Hidden within the bowels of Scripture are the instructions for God’s Holy Priesthood on how to make spiritual sacrifices, which will culminate in them becoming a glorious part of His Pure & Spotless Bride.

“Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stone, are being built up a spiritual house, A HOLY PRIESTHOOD, TO OFFER UP SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES ACCEPTABLE TO GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST” (1 Peter 2:4-5 NKJV).

Before we go into the three progressive crucifixion steps for the Bride’s Baptism of Fire, we need to understand the concept of “spiritual sacrifices” according to the Messiah’s instruction. Please be patient as we lay some foundations, so His Crucified Ones can literally see how to hit the Father’s bull’s eye of righteousness.

Some Christians believe that the instructions of Moses on the priests, the altar, and the sacrificial system are not true for us today. That’s not what Yeshua (Jesus) said: “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 NKJV). Yeshua has also told us that: “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17 NKJV). That word “fulfill” means to fill it full of meaning. Will we do things exactly as the Levitical priests did in their day? No, but God’s Holy Priesthood will apply those Biblical principles and ask the Spirit of the Living God how we can fill them full of meaning in our day. BTW – We will not be going into what Judaism or Christianity has taught. We will only stick to the things that Yeshua tells us if you believe these things, then you will believe Me.

The Levitical Sacrificial Service were actually audio-visual aids to explain certain profound, basic principles on how we relate to God, how we are to live with one another, and how to be reconciled with one another. Within the instructions of the priests, the altar, and the sacrificial system are the basic of our faith. Without these ancient foundations, the cross of Christ means nothing.

The very beginning of the Levitical Sacrificial System starts with the first word in the Book of Leviticus – “vyihkra.” The Hebrew letter “alef” in this word is made small, and if one dissects this word Hebraically, a person understands: If you are going to be called of the Lord, your strength must be made small, so His strength may be made large in your life. Any person called of the Lord will share this testimony. Recall that John the Baptist (who was a Levite) gave this exact testimony in being a forerunner of the Messiah: “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30 NKJV). In a sense, John the Baptist was saying I must go away (disappear), so He can come forward (appear).

The following are five reasons Yeshua of Nazareth gives on why we need to have sacrifices, and why we still have a priestly sacrificial system:

[1] TABLE FELLOWSHIP – God’s Altar was the place where sacrifices were burnt in His Temple. It was considered to be the Lord’s Table. The hospitality of the Lord is basically the hospitality of your homes. When someone is coming over, they ask their host: “What can I bring to join you at your table?” Then the host will specify what’s appropriate to bring. The Altar is the place where God said, I will meet with a man and we will do business together. Even the business world makes agreements over a good meal. God has set standards, protocols, and manners that will be done at His Table. It’s that simple. If you want to come near to God and approach His Table, simply ask because it’s open to whomsoever will. LOVE will whole-heartedly welcome you, and He will specify something you can bring to the table to join Him (Luke 22:29-30; 24:30; 1 Cor. 10:21).

[2] RESTORATION OF FELLOWSHIP – God’s Altar is for the restoration of fellowship, because sin separates us from God. These are instructions on how to turn your direction in order to come more near to the Lord. It is here that the Messiah instructs us: “If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift” (Matt. 5:23-24 NKJV).

[3] WORSHIP OF GOD – The adoration of God Almighty is illustrated by every sacrifice, which had to be lifted up so they could be elevated unto the Altar. When we come to the Lord, we lift up our hands when we bring any gift or sacrifice to the Lord. These gifts and sacrifices don’t earn God’s love. They are simply reflections of your loving, respectful, obedient heart. What do people do at sporting events when a great play is made? They cheer. Raise their voice and their hands. They show exuberance, excitement and respect (John 4:23-24; 1 Tim. 2:8).

[4] REDEMPTIVE WORK OF THE MESSIAH – The whole principle of sacrifice teaches the substitution and ultimate work of the Messiah on the cross. Because of God’s Altar, we know that something of value can take the place of another and be found acceptable as a just conclusion. The entire concept of “giving” is first based on God’s sacrificial system in Scripture. Your sacrifice must come from your domestic herd. It has to cost you. It has to come from you. Remember, I mentioned that a sacrifice is really representative of you offering yourself? The first lesson on “giving” in the Word of God embodies the Father gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16).

[5] ESTABLISHMENT OF FEASTS – All the feasts prescribed by the Lord Himself were based on certain gifts brought to God’s Altar. If you believe in celebrating the Lord the way He originally prescribed, they started off from the instructions given to the priests. BTW – You may want to consider that Scripture says His “Word stand forever” (Isa. 40:8), and God Himself says, “these are My feasts” (Lev. 23:2). In 2 Chronicles 8:13, the primitive root for the yearly feasts that are His set appointments is the Hebrew word “ya-ad.” This primitive root implies that during God’s set appointments with His people, the Lord is summoning His people to meet Him at His Table at His stated time. It also tells us during His Biblical feasts that LOVE is directing us into a certain position, so He will be able to engage us for marriage (i.e., be betroth).

References: Lev. 1:1; 23; 2 Chron. 8:13; Psa. 119:48; Isa. 40:8; Lam. 3:40-41; Matt. 5:17,23-24; 9:10; Luke 22:29-30; 24:30; John 3:16-18; 4:23-24; 5:46-47; 1 Cor. 10:21; 1 Tim. 2:8; 1 Pet. 2:4-5.

~ Robin Main

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

Written November 24, 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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STEPS FOR THE BRIDE’S BAPTISM OF FIRE

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“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3 NAS).

Through the Eternal Order of Melchizedek, the Lord will birth His “Bridal Company” in the earth, which will completely conform to the Living Word and the Spirit of Christ. Right now, a Royal Priesthood is beginning to march anew throughout the earth, as the predecessor of the Bride. These are ones who were once far off, but are, even now, being brought nearer and nearer until they literally become ONE with the Almighty, as they willingly lay down their flesh in order to receive all of Calvary’s dividends.

Let’s look at the passage that shows us the way we can be enthroned (i.e. clothed) in righteousness. Jeremiah 33:18 reveals three progressive crucifixion steps, which are spiritual sacrifices still required of God’s Holy Priesthood (1 Pet 2:5). This is the process by which Crucified Ones will hit the Father’s bull’s eye of righteousness. This is the procedure that will hone the essence of the Messiah’s Bride, so she can be named: “The Lord is our righteousness.” Just remember that His Beautiful Bride will be the embodiment of who she is married to.

” ‘Behold, days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah. ‘In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth ; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth. ‘In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in safety ; and 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 33:14-18 NAS).

The crucifixion process outlined in Jeremiah 33:18, which will completely circumcise one’s sin nature is:

[1] offer burnt offerings,
[2] burn grain offerings, and
[3] prepare sacrifices continually.

These are the steps of the Baptism of Fire that His pure and spotless Bride will be required to go through, so she will be able to live and move and have her being in a continually surrendered state to do the Father’s perfect will. These transformative stages will facilitate the New Jerusalem being called: “The Lord is our righteousness” (Jer. 33:16).

Right now the Bride of Christ is hungry for righteousness. She is seeking first His Kingdom and His righteousness above all else. In a dry and thirsty land, His Bride thirsts for the refreshing, joyous life that only righteousness brings. The Water of Life that flows from His throne is imprinted with righteousness, justice, holiness and truth; and it is the Lamb of God – our Great Shepherd – that guides us to these springs of living water (Rev. 7:17).

Nehemiah 3:1 reveals that Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate needs to be repaired first. We don’t know exactly why, but we do know that it was the priest’s inheritance to make offerings by fire to the Lord. To me, this speaks of the need in our day for kings and priests to set the stage, so people can bring their offerings to the Lord. BTW – It was only at the Sheep Gate that God’s priests were sanctified with the word and prayer. These are necessary components to the Bride’s purification.

When Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate was repaired in Nehemiah’s day, Eliashib was the High Priest who led the consecration and building of God’s Holy City. This is a picture of what we need to do today to set apart His people to build His Bride (which is the Holy City, the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:2,9)). Eliashib’s name means “The Almighty will restore.” The Ancient Hebrew Word Picture for Eliashib’s name speaks of the all-consuming work of El Shaddai done within His Body is the progressive work of the Father that moves us forward, so we can be built into His permanent dwelling place (i.e. be His Bride).

BTW – Before we go into the details for our initial step in the Bride’s Baptism of Fire, let’s understand a precedence set by God Himself when it comes to offerings made by fire. Abel was the first one to bring an “offering by fire” to the Lord. In Hebrew, the original text of Genesis 4:4 reveals that not only did Abel bring the firstborn of his flock, he also brought himself (offered his heart) while Cain only brought his offering. This is what made Abel’s sacrifice acceptable, and Cain’s not. Whenever we speak of an offering, always think of yourself first and foremost.

REFERENCES: Gen. 4:4; Psa. 48:2; 89:14; 110:1-4; Jer. 33:14-18; Amos 9:11; Matt. 16:24; Acts 15:16; Gal. 2:20; 1 Pet. 2:5; Rev. 21:1-9, 22:1.

~ Robin Main

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

Written November 22, 2013 – Sapphire Throne Ministries – Robin Main. Copyrighted – If you are going to copy this, please copy it right by giving attributions to this source.

Originally published => https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=585477131524785&set=pb.436004819805351.-2207520000.1385519879.&type=3&theater

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SPECIAL NOTE:

This is part of the Hitting the Bull’s Eye of Righteousness book, which is now only available in the Understanding the Order of Melchizedek: Complete Series book => https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Order-Melchizedek-Robin-Main/dp/0998598240/.

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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/ was written to fulfill a vow made to Yeshua’s face to tell the Christian Church that “Christmas will be the Golden Calf of America.” It took 10 years of full-time research, a golden scribe angel and the Spirit’s leading to unearthing His Truth in the sands of time. It covers every argument that you have ever heard about Christmas.

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