MADE IN GOD’S OWN IMAGE

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Throughout the Book of Ezekiel, God addresses Ezekiel as “son of Adam (man)” as well as the House of Is-real (Israel). These references point to man’s original mission. Despite man’s shortcomings, we are expected to live up to our original design. We have been made in God’s own image – divine. A dear friend discovered that the first words in Scripture “in the beginning” can also be translated “created six” or “created man.” Check out her excellent video => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uXUW3PE1L4&feature=youtu.be. She teaches that God’s work was completed before the foundation of the world. That Adam existed before the foundation of the world. When Adam was created on the sixth day of creation, he already existed prior to the creative act. If nothing else, Adam existed in the thoughts of God. Hebrew mystics say that the very first thought of God was Adam and his sons. Therefore, man was the very first thought of God and His last creative act that was made in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27). Selah.

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PRACTICING HIS PRESENCE – LECTIO DIVINA

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“Hot air rises.” This is the phrase I heard, as I spent my quiet time with Yeshua (Jesus) this morning. Then Yeshua breathed on me and I felt the heat of His breath, as we flew away together.

Yeshua is our daily bread (Matthew 6:11) in every sense of the way. He sustains our life and every breath we take. One of His Name’s is the “Word of God” (Rev 19:13). He is not some words on a page, but the Living Word – a living golden stream of life.

For those who are interested in growing in ascending and descending via the Son of Man (John 1:51), I would like to encourage you to practice going through the Revelation 4:1 Door now.

One way that I have ascended for years is over Scripture. I just began to “do it” naturally, as I spent more time in His Presence as well as in His Word. For those who find Ascension (i.e., Divine Encounters) more of a challenge, a possible place to start practicing His Presence is the “Lectio Divina.”

“Lectino Divina” in Latin means divine reading. It’s a Benedictine Scriptural practice of reading, meditation and prayer, which is intended to promote communion with God through an increased knowledge of God’s Word and the flow of His Spirit. It treats Scripture as a Living Word, not solely text on a page. “Lectino Divina” was first established in the sixth century by Benedict of Nursia. It was formalized into a 4-step process in the twelfth century. I am not Catholic, but I found that the deeper I pressed into God’s Presence and His Word together I began to flow in the same manner as this ancient spiritual practice.

The four traditional steps of the “Lectio Divina” are:
[1] read,
[2] meditate,
[3] pray, and
[4] contemplate.

I personally added a fifth step of grace that empowers me to stay in an ascended state in the Word (Yeshua). That step is prolonged time of silence (listening) to His Kingdom within and without to see what He has to say.

“Lectino Divina” can be an individual or corporate practice. Here some suggestions for individuals who would like to practice His Presence using the Lectio Divina. I basically expand the four core steps of the Lectio Divina into seven:

[1] CHOOSE a section of Scripture that you would like to listen to God about and experience His Presence.

For example: “This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement” (1 John 5:6-8 NASB).

[2] PREPARE: Quiet yourself to prepare yourself to hear God. I personally like to do my daily communion. You can do things like finding a quiet room, a favorite chair, some tea or whatever posture that will help you receive from God. One thing I like to do is come into DIVINE RIGHT ALIGNMENT where I command my body to submit to my soul, I command my soul to submit to my spirit, and I command my spirit to submit to the Holy Spirit. After you have done this for awhile, you will find that you do this naturally. You want your spirit man to have ascendency. Your soul and body are important too, but you want your spirit to lead, your soul to manage and your body to be in full health carrying out God’s mandates in the earth realm.

[3] READ & LISTEN: When you sense that your heart is ready, begin to slowly read the passage you selected and listen for a word, phrase or idea that the Spirit is highlighting to you.

[4] MEDITATE: Begin to meditate on the word, phrase or idea that has captured your attention by the Spirit. At this stage, you might want to ask questions, like: How can I grow into this truth? How does this apply to me? What are some practical applications to my life? Etc. It’s a good idea to write things down in a journal.

[5] PRAYER is simply meeting with God. Begin to speak to God using the word, phrase of idea that the Spirit highlighted. Speak from the depths of your heart. Tell God the particular way that you want to grow in His image, and take notes when things come to you.

[6] CONTEMPLATION: Focus your attention on the fact the God’s Presence is with you in the moment and always. Do what you feel led to do. You may feel like reading the text again, continue to meditate or talk to God or simply be silent.

[7] PROLONGED ASCENSION SILENCE: I have found that when I hover here in silence focusing on Him that I stay in all the Lectio Divina states at once. My main focus is on what He is saying, not the things I know. Many times I will write the Scripture down slowly, as I listen. I will write the revelation down as it comes to me. Some times I draw pictures too. The idea here is to experience the Living Word – the person of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha Machiach) – in a new and profound way. Deep calls to deep.

Many times God takes Ascension Groups into realms of the spirit that illustrate His Living Word. An Ascension Group that I belonged to for 4 years found that we could go as high in the Spirit as we went deep into His Word. You can never go wrong seeking the Father both in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23). BTW – We have found that the Lectino Divina works especially well for men and people who seem to be more analytical (process things a lot in their soul).

So practice… practice… practice spending time in His Presence…
When we behold Him, we will be like Him.

~ Robin Main

Originally published on December 29, 2014 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/806107122795117/?type=1&theater

 

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NINE BRIDAL FEASTS

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“Just as the Spirit of the Living God has seven flows that manifests in nine fruits and gifts, so do the Feasts of the Lord.” This is the one-liner that LOVE has given me about the Feasts of YHVH in His Kingdom.

There are nine Bridal Feasts, if we include the whole council of His Word. I understand the traditional view that Hanukkah and Purim are commemorative celebrations, which is true. I just believe that the manifested Word of God — Yeshua — elevated them when He celebrated both of these festivals in Spirit and in Truth. Additionally, Yeshua did nothing but what He saw His Father doing, so not only did Yeshua put His stamp of approval on Hanukkah and Purim, but so did the Father. Not only that, but not one jot or tittle of the Word of God will pass away. My question is: How does that apply to the 9 Biblical Feasts.

Significantly, the number “nine” is the last of the unique digits; therefore, it marks an end or conclusion of a matter. E.W. Bullinger reveals in “Number in Scripture” that “9” signifies the judgment of man and all his works. Recall that judgment has been committed to Yeshua as the “Son of Man,” and judgment and righteousness is both the foundation and habitation of His Throne (Psalm 97:2). Not only is “9” related to divine judgment, but with “9” being the square of “three” (and three is the number for divine completion or divine perfection as well as the number peculiar to the Holy Spirit), “nine” denotes finality in divine things.

Notice that the nine “Fruit of the Spirit” in Galatians 5:22-23 flows out of the previous revelation of those things that will cause a person to NOT inherit the Kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21). LOVE has shown me that these are kingdom fruits that are only as abundant as our abiding in The Vine, and He conveniently has given us a list, so we can inspect the quality and quantity of our yieldedness that produces the fruit.

Then we have a list of the nine “Gifts of the Spirit” in 1 Cor 12:8-10 for the ONE BODY with many members.

Then there are nine plants in the garden of His Bride in Song of Solomon 4:13-14.

The Lord Himself is changing history through a shaking and a rumbling via the full council of the Word of God. Somehow the 7 Feasts of the Lord becoming 9 Bridal Feasts in this Kingdom Day is part of that.

Just as our earth spins around its axis and the sun in a complete circle every year, so have the Biblical Feasts been created for His Bride to “chuwl” (spin), so she (His people) can meet with Him at His designated time at His designated place so she can become betrothed (married) to Him.

Give em heaven!!!
Robin Main

Originally published on December 3, 2016 via FB => https://www.facebook.com/SapphireThroneMinistries/photos/a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351/1307381339334357/?type=3&theater


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Ascending and Descending On The Son Of Man

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A promise particular to the ROYAL ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK:
In this Kingdom Day, God is giving a particular glory for open heavens (Rev 4:1) where the sons of the Living God can ascend and descend on the Son of Man to see heavenly things with the ultimate purpose of us being made ONE and the kingdoms of this world becoming the kingdoms of our God.John 1:51 says “the angels of God” have access to ascending and descending. Recall that this word “angels” in Greek is aggelos. Its Hebrew equivalent means “sent one” or “messenger,” which either can either a divine or human messenger:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=572431612829337&set=a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351&type=1&theater
We also discussed previously how this is related to a wing of God’s Melchizedek Army flying by the Spirit with one another: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=572828676122964&set=a.436008649804968.101323.436004819805351&type=1&theater.
Right now, the Revelation 4:1 door in heaven is open, and His Royal Priesthood of Believers has access to ascending and descending on the Son of Man – Yeshua. This means that there is a place in the Spirit where we can focus on Yeshua (Jesus) and go by His Spirit to the Third Heaven where His throne is. In this place, one must surrender your will and your ways to only report what you see, hear, and perceive. Only then, when we behold HIM as He truly is, we become like Him; and we will be changed from glory-to-glory into His very image.

~ Robin Main

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“The sages say that ha-makom (הַמָּקוֹם), literally “the place” that Jacob saw in his dream, was actually Mount Moriah, the location where his father Isaac was bound as the “sacrificed seed” and which later became the site of the Holy Temple. The word makom comes from a verb (קוּם), meaning “to arise,” suggesting the idea of resurrection. Yeshua later referred to Jacob’s dream when he said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man” (John 1:51). Just as Jacob saw the ladder ascending to heaven with the angels of God ascending and descending upon it, so Yeshua told Nathanael that He was the Ladder to God, the sha’ar ha-shamayim (שַׁעַר הַשָּׁמָיִם) – the way into heaven (John 14:6). Indeed, Yeshua is the true Place or “house of God” and its Chief Cornerstone (Rosh Pinnah, Matt. 21:42).”

~ Hebrew for Christians

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References: John 1:51; 17:22-24; Rev 4:1; 11:15.

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Christ’s mature Head will connect to His mature Body

In this Kingdom Day, Christ’s mature Head will connect to His mature Body.

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“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ” (1 Cor 11:3 KJV).

“But speaking the truth in love, WE ARE TO GROW UP IN ALL ASPECTS INTO HIM WHO IS THE HEAD, EVEN CHRIST, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love” (Ephesians 4:15-16 NASB emphasis mine).

Many years ago, I was taught by my mentor about the image we see in Scripture when Yeshua the Messiah returns: “And in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. HIS HEAD AND HAIR WERE WHITE LIKE WOOL, AS WHITE AS SNOW, and His eyes like a flame of fire” (Revelation 1:13-14 NKJV emphasis mine).

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White hair on the Son of man’s Head speaks of Jesus Christ’s mature state when He comes again. Christ’s mature head will NOT be attaching to an immature or child-like body, so let’s all press toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Phil 3:14): “Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” (Colossians 1:27b-28 NIV).

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the BODY OF CHRIST MAY BE BUILT UP UNTIL WE ALL REACH UNITY IN THE FAITH AND IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SON OF GOD AND BECOME MATURE, ATTAINING TO THE WHOLE MEASURE OF THE FULLNESS OF CHRIST.” (Ephesians 4:11-13 NIV emphasis mine).

 “For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to THE WORD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, for he is an infant. But SOLID FOOD IS FOR THE MATURE, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity…” (Heb 5:13-14; Heb 6:1a NASB emphasis mine).

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What does it take for the maturation of Christ’s Body which is also the “redemption of our body” (Rom 8:23) both corporately and individually? Basically, we all need to search out the concepts in the above Scriptures, and endeavor to walk in their reality: [1] Speaking the truth in love. [2] Reach unity in the knowledge of the Son of God. [3] Reach unity in the faith of the Son of God. [4] Leave elementary teaching about Christ where we simply have faith in Jesus to attain the higher calling of God of the whole measure of the fullness of Christ, which is walking in the mature state of having the faith of Jesus. [5] Be nourished by the solid food of “the word of righteousness.”

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