PRACTICAL KEYS TO UNLOCKING MELCHIZEDEK – PART 9 – POWER OVER DEATH

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In this Kingdom Day, we are literally seeing another priesthood arise, which is made after the power of an endless life (Hebrews 7:15-16). Not only was King David associated with the Royal Order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4), but so was Elijah.

The key to how we know that Elijah was part of the Order of Melchizedek is held in the picture of the chariot of fire that appeared, which took Elijah up into heaven by a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11-12). Ezekiel 1:4-5 tells us that a fiery whirlwind came out of the north with a likeness of the four living creatures. In verse 5, it also significantly tells us that the likeness of the four living creatures is the likeness of a man. What man? The New Living Creature of Melchizedek who is the One New Man in Christ (Ephesians 2:15). We will not be going into the depth of explanation necessary here. If you haven’t checked out the TAKING ON COMMON UNION Booklet, it’s highly recommended, because it makes clear the “cherubim” classification of the New Living Creature of Melchizedek.

The One New Man in Christ has an application on both an individual and corporate level. Individually, you and I, need to be wed in a fourfold way, so that Christ’s Being can be lived out through us by means of the seven Spirits of God according to the perfect will of the Father. After each of us are firing to-the-best-of-our-ability on all cylinders, we connect corporately. The key is “to-the-best-of-our-ability” for remember His fiery chariot throne is also a throne of grace.

Now recall that Elijah was used by God to raise a boy from the dead:

“Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you… So she went away and did according to the word of Elijah; and she and he and her household ate for many days. The bin of flour was not used up, nor did the jar of oil run dry, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke by Elijah. Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman who owned the house became sick. And his sickness was so serious that there was no breath left in him. So she said to Elijah, “What have I to do with you, O man of God? Have you come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son?” And he said to her, “Give me your son.” So he took him out of her arms and carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his own bed. Then he cried out to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, have You also brought tragedy on the widow with whom I lodge, by killing her son?” And he stretched himself out on the child three times, and cried out to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, I pray, let this child’s soul come back to him.” Then the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came back to him, and he revived. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house, and gave him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives!” Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is the truth” (1 Kings 17:8-9, 15-24 NKJV).

It’s time for the Spirit of Elijah resident in the New Living Creature of the One New Man in the Messiah to come forth and resurrect the dead sons of the widow woman – the Bride of Christ.

We are in historic times. Today is the Feast of the Lord called Passover. As you probably know, last night there was the first of a 2014-2015 Blood Moon Tetrad that will land on the Lord’s Feast Days of Passover and Tabernacles. It is the eighth Blood Moon Tetrad since Yeshua (Jesus) walked the earth (30 AD), and at the exact same time on our Gregorian calendar we are experiencing eight consecutive numerical palindrome days https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=662059633866534&set=a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351&type=1&theater. The NEW BEGINNINGS are being dramatically declared in the heavens.

Right before Yeshua went to the cross, He celebrated Passover (Pesach) with His disciples. During the Feast, Yeshua partook of the first cup, which symbolizes sanctification as well as the second cup that represents judgment. During the third cup, Yeshua declared: “This cup is the cup of my blood,” which still symbolizes redemption. This was a foreshadow of His crucifixion later that day by which His shed Blood would buy redemption for the entire world. The fourth cup of Elijah was not drunk by Yeshua the night before His crucifixion, but He promised those close to Him: “I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:29 NKJV). The fourth cup of His Kingdom is manifesting anew NOW!!!!! It’s the cup of Elijah!

Elijah’s cup – the Cup of the Kingdom – is reserved for such a time as this, because this fourth cup is for all who believe as we lovingly obey our Beloved King. Scripture tells us once we accept the gift of the death, burial and resurrection of Yeshua – the gift of salvation by faith through grace – His Kingdom is at hand (Matthew 10:7). It is near. It is within you (Luke 17:21). So let us all drink the fourth cup of the Cup of the Kingdom with Yeshua the hope of glory who now resides within us and is unfolding outwardly in this hour.

Some believers do not set out a cup for Elijah at their Passover Table. My family does; because even though John the Baptist was a fulfillment of Elijah coming to prepare the way of the Lord in Yeshua’s Day, there is still a greater corporate Spirit of Elijah coming forth in this Kingdom Day to restore all things.

The greater fulfillment of a corporate Spirit of Elijah is hinted at in Matthew 17:11 in the words: “Elijah truly shall first come, and RESTORE ALL THINGS.” Have “all things” been restored yet here on earth? Nope. Malachi 4:5 prophesies: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

Peter also prophetically speaks about the restoration of all things: “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, WHOM HEAVEN MUST RECEIVE UNTIL THE TIMES OF RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:18-19). If we put Matthew 17:11 together with Acts 3:18-19 and add Malachi 4:5 to the mix, we see that there is a corporate spirit of Elijah resident in the New Living Creature of Melchizedek who are part of the priesthood of ONE LOVE restoring the hearts of the Fathers to their children, and the children to their Fathers.

Not only does the restoration of all things include the redemption of His time and His celebrations, but its also mortality putting on immortality: “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory” (1 Corinthians 15:54 NKJV).

In 2012, the LORD shared with several people that my pastor had an “Assignment of Death.” I knew from a previous experience that if this “Assignment of Death” was not taken care of completely, it would literally manifest in someone’s death. I also knew that the LORD held the key, so I sought Him and sought Him and sought Him. He told me that He needed four people to always be present during a Group Ascension to take care of this “Assignment of Death,” and He told me the exact people that He wanted. We were each equipped as a Melchizedek Company with a golden breastplate, a golden shepherd’s staff, a cloaking garment, one drop of Christ’s Blood, a set of wings, and a golden belt with a globe in its midst that enabled us to go anywhere on earth.

Long story short Yeshua came to us as the Great Shepherd and took us to the gates of hell. He led the procession, but required our participation. A form of the Living Creature acted like a heavenly battering ram that blew the gates of hell to bits and incinerate the first row of demons that were acting like tribal crazies. We found out after our divine encounter that the demon with the “Assignment of Death” for my pastor was burnt up when we stormed the gates of hell. This heavenly battering ram with the wings and all of us with the wings were two views of the same reality. We were the keys to the kingdom of heaven for the gates of hell to not overpower Christ’s Church: “upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:18-19 NASB).

Therefore, from this experience I know that four royal priests here on earth who are equipped by Him as a Melchizedek Army and fly by His Spirit with one another have the power over death. It’s based in the power of LOVE in laying down our lives for another as well as power in the precious Blood of the Lamb.

We bless the LORD our God, King of the universe who has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the Kingdom of the Son of His love (Colossians 1:13). We are tasting and seeing that the Lord is good in the land of the living, and by the Spirit we see the Son of Man coming in His Kingdom within each one of us (Matthew 16:28). We pray that the Son of Man will send out His angels to gather out of His Kingdom all things that offend (Matthew 13:41), so we can attend the Wedding Supper of the Lamb (Matthew 22:1-14). So let everyone this day drink the Kingdom Cup, which is Elijah’s Cup, as we honor His Kingdom come, His will being done, on earth as it is in heaven in you and me and the world. Let everyone raise your Cup of the Kingdom and toast: To endless life!

~ Robin Main

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Written April 15, 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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SHAVUOT MARRIAGE CONTRACT

Ketubah - marriage contract in jewish religious tradition

In the eyes of a Hebrew (one who has crossed over), Passover (Pesach) is considered to be the time of Is-real’s engagement to God (i.e., betrothal) while Pentecost (Shavuot) is referred to as the Marriage Day between God and Israel (i.e., God’s people). Shavuot commemorates both God (as the Bride’s Father) giving the Word of God as a dowry on Mount Sinai, and Moses presenting the people of Israel themselves, as a dowry to Father God for His Son – Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha Machiach).

Let’s delve a little deeper into Shavuot signifying the Marriage Day. On Shavuot, the faithful people of Is-real are the Bride of the Messiah. On Shavuot, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords is the Bridegroom who basically says: “Will you marry Me? Will you have Me and hold Me? Will you be faithful to Me and never ever let Me go?”

What I find very interesting is that both the marriage contract (ketubah in Hebrew) and the Bridegroom are both the Word of God. On the first Shavuot, the Torah given by God was His side of the marriage contract. When all the people at Mount Sinai said: “All that the LORD has spoken we will do” (Exodus 19:8), they committed to marry Him. It still remains that His Pure and Spotless Bride makes herself ready and present the Bride’s fulfilled side of the marriage contract (Revelation 19:7-8). Just as the Bridegroom did not come to destroy but fulfill the Word of God, so shall His Bride (Matthew 5:17). BTW – This will fulfill the spirit of the law of Moses. It will not be legalistic and yucky.

A Jewish Commentary – Midrash – says that Mount Sinai was lifted up over their heads on the day that the Hebrew Nation first drew near to hear the Ten Commandments from God’s own voice. Think about that! Mount Sinai lifted over the heads of the Bride of the Messiah, like a Chupah (wedding canopy). To this day, the Sephardic tradition recites the Ketubah le Shavuot (the marriage certificate for Pentecost) prior to the first Torah reading on the first day of Shavuot. They say that it’s a symbolic betrothal of God and His Bride.

There are many versions of the Ketubah le Shavuot, but they are all similar to the t’naim (the premarital document specifying the conditions agreed upon between the two parties), or the ketubah (the certificate the bridegroom presents to the bride at the wedding ceremony).

All the poems of the Ketubah le Shavuot are based on two verses:

• “I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in justice, and in lovingkindness, and in compassion. And I will betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Lord” (Hosea 2:21-22).

• “I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel” (Jeremiah 31:31).

Stay tuned! Tomorrow we will explore more about Shavuot.

For now, let’s meditate on the most widely used text for the Ketubah le Shavuot that was written by Israel Najara. It is found in the Sephardic Prayer Book for Shavuot. Notice that contract is dated the sixth day of the month of Sivan in the year 2448 from the creation of man, which is traditionally the day that the Hebrews recorded that the Torah was given. The Mishnah refers to the day of the giving of the Torah as the wedding day of King Solomon. Hebrews believe that the heavens and the earth witness this divine marriage certificate:

“Friday, the sixth of Sivan, the day appointed by the Lord for the revelation of the Torah to His beloved people… The Invisible One came forth from Sinai, shone from Seir and appeared from Mount Paran unto all the kings of the earth, in the year 2448 since the creation of the world, the era by which we are accustomed to reckon in this land whose foundations were upheld by God, as it is written, ‘For He hath founded it upon the seas and established it upon the floods’ (Psalm 24:2).

The Bridegroom [God], Ruler of rulers, Prince of princes, Distinguished among the select, Whose mouth is pleasing and all of Whom is delightful, said unto the pious, lovely and virtuous maiden [the people of Israel] who won His favor above all women, who is beautiful as the moon, radiant as the sun, awesome as bannered hosts: Many days wilt thou be Mine and I will be thy Redeemer.

Behold, I have sent thee golden precepts through the lawgiver Jekuthiel [Moses]. Be thou My mate according to the law of Moses and Israel, and I will honor, support, and maintain thee and be thy shelter and refuge in everlasting mercy. And I will set aside for thee, in lieu of thy virginal faithfulness, the life-giving Torah by which thou and thy children will live in health and tranquility.

This bride [Israel] consented and became His spouse. Thus an eternal covenant, binding them forever, was established between them. The Bridegroom then agreed to add to the above all future expositions of Scripture, including Sifra, Sifre, Aggadah, and Tosefta. He established the primacy of the 248 positive commandments that are incumbent upon all… and added to them the 365 negative commandments. The dowry that this bride brought from the house of her father consists of an understanding heart that understands, ears that hearken, and eyes that see.

Thus the sum total of the contract and the dowry, with the addition of the positive and negative commandments, amounts to the following: ‘Revere God and observe His commandments; this applies to all mankind’ (Ecclesiastes 12:13). The Bridegroom, desiring to confer privileges upon His people Israel and to transmit these valuable assets to them, took upon Himself the responsibility of this marriage contract, to be paid from the best portions of His property…

All these conditions are valid and established forever and ever.

The Bridegroom has given His oath to carry them out in favor of His people and to enable those that love Him to inherit substance. Thus the Lord has given His oath. The Bridegroom has followed the legal formality of symbolic delivery of this document, which is bigger than the earth and broader than the seas. Everything, then, is firm, clear, and established…

‘I invoke heaven and earth as reliable witnesses.’

‘May the Bridegroom rejoice with the bride whom He has taken as His lot and may the bride rejoice with the Husband of her youth while uttering words of praise.’”

~ Robin Main

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Written June 2, 2017 – 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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Source: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/the-shavuot-marriage-contract/

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WHY DOES EASTER FALL A MONTH BEFORE PASSOVER THIS YEAR?

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I’ve had several people ask me why Easter is celebrated a month before Passover this year?

The church in Constantine’s day had a problem with the date of Easter due to their changing God’s set times and ways prescribed in Scripture. (See Daniel 7:25.) In Constantine’s effort to unify a divided empire, he forced the bishops at the Nicaea Council (325 AD) to resolve the Asian church difference in Easter from the Roman-African church, by declaring the Quartodeciman practice of the Asian church heretical..

Quartodeciman means the “fourteenth day.” The Asian Church in Constantine’s day lived by the Quartodecimen practice. They did as Jesus (Yeshua) and His first-century believers did, as defined in the Bible. They celebrated God’s perpetual (forever) holy feast of Passover (Pesach) on the 14th day of Nisan. Then they celebrated the Feast of First Fruits (Bikkurim) on the 17th of Nisan, which is the literal day that Yeshua rose from the dead.

Constantine’s practice of setting up a difference-obliterating universalism that swallowed up all religious distinctiveness in a triumphant religious man-based Christianity sided with the Roman-African practice of choosing the closest Sunday to the full-moon after the spring equinox as the day all Christian communities should celebrate Easter. Thus, Constantine and his compromising cohorts led the movement that no longer looked to Scripture as their last word. This was later affirmed by Pope Paul III when his council stipulated that Scripture be understood in light of Scripture.

Remember when Yeshua answered the Pharisees about why He did not walk in the tradition of the church elders, Yeshua declared: “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, bt their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men …’ He said to them, ‘ All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. … making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.’” (Mark 7:6-9,13).

When Constantine’s Nicene Council declared the Quartodecimen practice heretical, they came against what God prescribed as perpetual in His eternal Word. The exact date that God establish His Passover Feast in order to call His people together at a certain time at a particular place in order to marry them was tweaked. Please note that Constantine was a sun god worshiper whose life showed no evidence of having accepted Christ’s salvation, and his setting the date of Easter the way he did and giving it the name “Easter” was done to include pagans, since the vernal equinox represents the rebirth of the sun. I go into all this in great depth in the Chapter 4 of my book SANTA-TIZING: What’s wrong with Christmas and how to clean it up =>http://www.amazon.com/SANTA-TIZING-Whats-wrong-Christmas-clean/dp/1607911159. You can google how most pagans believe that the Babylonian fertility goddess Ishtar/Semiramis is the reason behind Easter. There many good reasons to believe this since she was believed to be resurrected from the dead in the Spring, and her consort was a hare (rabbit). Her symbol was the egg, which is believed to be the reason eggs are given on Easter. And I don’t even want to think about how eggs were originally colored by the sacrificed blood of infant children.

Back to our basic question… basically, the reason Easter is celebrated a month before Passover in 2016 is Easter is celebrated the first Sunday after the full moon after the spring equinox (solar-based calendar) while Passover begins on the first full moon of Nisan, which comes from a lunar (moon) based calendar.

There’s much more to this, but I will stop here and refer you to my book SANTA-TIZING if you want to learn more.

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~ Robin Main

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Written March 26, 2016 – 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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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).