THIRTEEN ATTRIBUTES OF MERCY

Since the Feast of Trumpets heralds the Day of Judgment (Yom Ha Din), prayers for God’s compassion should be included before, during, or after it. The Thirteen Attributes of God’s Mercy is one of those prayers. It comes from Exodus 34:6-7: “And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation’” (NKJV).

When the Lord first showed Moses the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, it was a precursor to receiving the Second Tablets of the Testimony (Cubes of the Covenant). Before reaffirming the Ketubah (Marriage Contract) between God and man after the sin of the Golden Calf, God showed Moses how to prevent a national catastrophe that nearly caused Him to wipe out His nation. The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy prayer is recited in times of crisis, on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), fast days in times of threatening calamity, before Yom Teruah (Feast of Trumpets) and every day. This is a fantastic prayer for these trying times where crisis, calamity and tumult abounds.

These Thirteen Attributes of God’s Mercy are said to reveal the inner meaning of God’s Unspeakable Name YHVH (יהוה). The Name of YHVH (יהוה) carries the meaning of both ehyeh (אֶהְיֶה) “Presence” and rachum ve’chanun (רַחוּם וְחַנּוּן) “Mercy and Grace.” Please refer to Exodus 3:14 and Exodus 34:6-7.

The Thirteen Attributes of Mercy are actually thirteen names and descriptions of God, which all refer to His incomparable compassion in various situations. Some of the attributes may appear identical, but they apply to various people in diverse situations.

The Tanach version of the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy goes like this: “HASHEM, HASHEM, God, Compassionate and Gracious, Slow to Anger, and Abundant in Kindness and Truth; Preserver of Kindness for thousands of generations, Forgiver of Iniquity, Willful Sin, and Error, and Who Cleanses…” (Exodus 34:5-7). The list of thirteen attributes can vary, so let’s simply look at the version followed by most major commentators:

1. HASHEM – YHVH (יהוה) – The first mention of YHVH indicates that God is merciful to those who don’t deserve it.

2. HASHEM – YHVH (יהוה) – The second mention of YHVH refers to God mercifully accepting repentance even after a person has sinned.

3. God – This Name denotes a particular power that implies a degree of mercy even greater that indicated by the Name YHVH.

4. Compassionate – God eases the punishment of the guilty and does not put people in extreme temptation. The Lord helps people avoid distress.

5. And Gracious – God is gracious even to the undeserving. He saves people from distress once it has overtaken them.

6. Slow to Anger – God is patient with both the righteous and the wicked. He give people time to reflect, improve, and repent instead of punishing sinners immediately.

7. And Abundant in Kindness – God is kind to everyone.

8. And Truth – God never reneges on His Word to reward those who serve Him.

9. Preserver of kindness for thousands of generations – This kindness refers to the good deeds that people have done, which God regards as if they had done Him the kindness. God preserves these deeds of kindness for the benefit of their offspring.

God forgives three categories of sin. Each forgiveness is reckoned as a separate attribute:

10. Iniquity – This is an intentional sin, which God forgives if the sinner repents.

11. Willful Sin – This is a sin that is committed with the intention of angering God. God also forgives this serious transgression with repentance.

12. And Error – This is a sin committed out of apathy or carelessness, which God forgives if the sinner repents.

13. And Who Cleanses – When someone repents, God washes their sin white as the pure-driven snow. However, if one does not repent, God does not cleanse the sin so that it vanishes. God does not whitewash sin for many reasons. One reason is that evildoers would be encouraged to feel secure if they could act with impunity.

Messiah Yeshua is our advocate: “If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (1 John 2:1b NKJV). He is our compassionate and merciful High Priest according to the Order of Melchizedek: “He can have compassion on those who are ignorant and going astray, since he himself is also subject to weakness… though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, called by God as High Priest ‘according to the Order of Melchizedek’” (Hebrews 5:2, 8-10 NKJV). “For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted” (Hebrews 2:16-18 NKJV).

So… when you meditate upon the Thirteen Attributes of God’s Mercy and pray them from the depths of your heart, be sure to have the correct focus on the Author and Perfecter of our faith: “Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking only at Jesus, the originator and perfecter of the faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrew 12:1-3 NASB).

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

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

Written September 8, 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!

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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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PENTECOST & ENTHRONEMENT OF THE SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD

ART by Delores DeVelde

The bridal walk to divine oneness with our Beloved Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ) begins by standing under the Arc of the Seven Spirits of God with Yeshua above the rainbow arc. Behold, a Menorah is in front of the Arc with the violet color of the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord emanating His Presence.

The seven flames of the Seven Spirits of God in His Temple provides a particular light in the midst of howling, swirling wind.  Their rainbow color tongues of fire flame on. Think of Pentecost.

Behold, the face of the ox, which represents Father God. A whole yellow-tan ox stands peacefully before you, He is strong. Hear a very powerful constant waterfall. See big white lilies with green leaves layered with the archway.

The current of the wind swirls around the archway with an infinity symbol that meets in the center of the arch – right in the center point of the Menorah. Hear Him say, “Go into the Menorah.” The center branch and center flame are highlighted. Behold, there is both a Seven Branch Menorah of the Temple and a Nine Branch Menorah of Hanukkah (i.e., Hanukkiah). Lift up the 9-Branch Hanukkiah in your right hand to light your way to His One-Dear-Land; and then, step into the center of the Temple Menorah (i.e., yourself).

Behold, a translucent blue pathway is before you with the ox there. A clear path is ahead of the ox. Hold up the Hanukkiah to light the way to follow the ox. Step in unison with the ox. With each step, the ox’s hooves strike the translucent blue path. It releases electric shocks. The atmosphere is charged.  Feel the surge of energy come through your feet. Behold, following in the Father’s footsteps feeds the entire atmosphere that you partake. Our Heavenly Father is infusing His frequency along with the glow of the Menorah’s flames. Allow your body to absorb His intensely charged goodness in order to be taken higher. Feel the sensation in your heart and see the seven rainbow colors of the Seven Spirits of God.

From the Father’s pathway rises golden flecks of light drifting up on a breeze, like fireflies at night. Behold, His pathway winds higher and higher and higher… Let yourself be drawn to be led by the ox up His revelatory pathway. Feel the significance – the weightiness – of the journey.

Behold, there are invisible tethers from the ox around your waist, so you can glide up His pathway. No effort is required beyond resting in Him.

Behold, the seven paths of the Seven Spirits of God run perfectly parallel, yet they are all overlain on each other. There are seven (several) different dimensions overlaid in the one. These paths of the Seven Spirits of God look like a double-image photo. They are all folded into one; but are separate. On the translucent blue path of the Spirit of Might (Power), we know that all seven paths are there.

Follow the ox. Follow our Heavenly Father. The ox moves forward on this dimensional translucent blue pathway with golden sparks. Feel yourself being chauffeured on His path. Feel the easy glide under your feet. Feel the movement of the air, as you move. Feel the excitement. Smell the cleaner and fresher air of the heights.

The Father’s perfect pathway leads to a level place on top with another archway. At the end of the gathering place in a field is an arch with an enormous throne underneath it on a platform. Actually, there is a center throne and three thrones on either side, just like the flames of Menorah. When we get to this elevated majestic archway, the Father’s tethers drop, and the ox walks through the ascended archway. The blue translucent pathway goes right through the center.

Behold, this pathway to the Father’s high place grows just ahead of His steps. Abba is creating the path of oneness of the Seven Spirits of God for the Bride of the Messiah. Hear: “There is room for all.”  The Bride of the Messiah are all together with Him in the center of creation.

Abba emphasizes the Hanukkiah lifted in the Bride’s right hand before the throne. We stand before the center throne looking out and we are absorbed into the ox. We look out through the big beautiful eyes of the ox that can see 360-degrees of endless vastness. We see the white lilies on either side of the meadow as well as other colorful petaled flowers (zinnias).

Look down. Your feet are bare. The ground is holy, and Messiah Yeshua is there before us. Yeshua takes the hand of His Bride and stands beside her looking out. The great big white lilies are emphasized again. We hear: “All creation.” The other petaled flowers are mingled in quite a bit of red and blue, which symbolizes the kings and priests of the Order of Melchizedek.

There is a cascade of petals raining down on Yeshua and His Bride like confetti. Hear the joy, the laughter, and the cheers.

The Seven Spirits of God are sitting on the seven thrones. These are the witnesses of this divine union. They are the judges that have been the Bride’s governors and tutors who give their permission for this match made in heaven. It is the enthronement of the Seven Spirits of God in the Messiah’s Bride. It is the enthronement of the tongues of fire. We understand that the flames of the Menorah are sentient beings. The oil moves as each flame speaks. These seven thrones are seats of authority in Him. These Seven Spirits embody the Nature of Christ within His Bride.

The celebration petals pile up around the newly married couple. Yeshua and His Bride are joined together in holy matrimony. The gigantic white lilies represent resurrection life. The colorful petaled flowers represent all dimensions of creation.

A heavenly scribe comes before the seven thrones to meet Yeshua and His Bride in the center. The scribe’s scroll is their ketubah (marriage contract) that contains the Hebrew Living Letters REYSH and KOOF. Yeshua and the Bride of Christ’s ketubah is all about what is highest and most important as well as holiness, specifically holiness on earth. The scribe describes the holiness of the match.

We see the six thrones rotate clockwise around the center one. It is the right way around. The Bride of the Messiah is one with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit here. This is the divine oneness of His Bride.

We hear an ancient unlocking sound. It feels so clean and new… so full of light.  In the rushing wind, we hear” “It is finished” over and over again with His song playing softly in the background “I Want to Marry You.”

Give em heaven!!!

Robin Main

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

Written May 18, 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!

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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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ART by Dolores DeVelde

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dolores-develde

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