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When that which is Mature has come then that which is in part will be done away with...

INTRODUCTION

 

12 Aug 2002


The re-establishment of this kingdom embraces also the reception of a new revelation of the divine will. This necessarily results, for while the Theocratic-David Kingdom is restored, its restoration is accompanied by great and wonderful changes. The inaugurated rule of the Theocratic King, as predicted, the participation of the saints in such rule, the worldwide extent of the kingdom, the supremacy of the Jewish nation, the entering upon a new age or dispensation, the change that will result in the condition of believers in this kingdom, etc., calls for a revelation by which, not only the official position of the saints is governed, but that of the Jewish and gentile nations is to be controlled. We have only to ponder the Theocratic idea embraced in the reign of Jesus and his saints and the reasonableness of our prop. at once appears. We cannot possibly conceive of a restored theocracy with the extraordinary changes predicted, without increased revelation as a directory to rulers and subjects.

Thus e.g. if the millennium is experienced as predicted, then, owing to the state of universal righteousness and blessedness, much of the new testament would be in a great degree inapplicable...It appears necessary, therefore, in consideration of the extraordinary changes that will then be wrought in the condition of God's people, is such a dispensation of affairs, that Christ should in some special manner manifest himself and bestow, in such a revolution, a revelation of his will adapted to the circumstances of the saints, etc.

The reader will observe that our entire argument insists upon the present and continued sufficiency of revelation down to the Sec. Advent...The Scriptures, as we now have them, are not only the highest but the last revelation down to that period...Until the arrival of the Bridegroom, there is a sufficiency given to gather out the elect. Nothing is lacking to meet the divine purpose respecting this dispensation, either in the way of instruction, motive, encouragement, etc.

We gratefully accept of the apostolic arrangements for our present good, and await the arrival of him, the Christ, who alone has the authority to institute the changes deemed necessary.

There is some mystery yet connected with the things of the kingdom. This is seen,e.g., in Rev. 10:7, where it is declared that under the last period of time in this age, "The mystery of God should be finished," which commentators generally apply to the fulfillment of the divine purpose in the setting up of the kingdom in a manner that shall be universally acknowledged; in vindicating through its establishment, the divine plan, etc. It indicates that some things hitherto kept concealed or partially known, should now be revealed or openly manifested. Whatever meaning is attached to the passage, it leaves the impression that not everything pertaining to the kingdom is yet fully known.

The chief mystery seems to be this: how in the person of Jesus, and those associated with him in regal power, there will be a consolidation, or a most intimate blending of the purest Theocracy with the restored throne and Kingdom of David. This union is stated, and the inestimable blessings an honor flowing from it are described, but just how it will be performed, what changes and evolutions result from its organization, what extraordinary dignity and glory will be imparted to the engrafted, providentially reared, and elevated Davidic Kingdom in the manifested divine relationship, we cannot fully tell, having, for the present, to rest satisfied with the general descriptions.

The Word "Mystery" according to Fairbarn, "in the quite uniform usage of Scripture, denotes something which lies beyond the ken of natural apprehension, and is revealed only to such as have the mind and spirit of God."

If there is mystery connected with the operations of nature, contained even in the growth of the smallest plant and in the structure of a grain of sand, most certainly they will be found in a subject so vast and comprehensive as that of "The Gospel of the Kingdom."

The doctrine of the kingdom thus containing mysteries, confirms the position taken, that to its proper understanding, we must apply to the scriptures, and seek within its limits for the things appertaining to it...The mysteries...were those respecting the gathering out of the elect who should inherit the kingdom, the death of the king, the postponement of the kingdom, the continued desolation of the Davidic house until the times of the gentiles were fulfilled, the ultimate re-establishment of the kingdom after the rise, progress, and conflict with the Antichrist, etc.

A revelation, as a matter of self-confirmation, must contain some mystery...That great reasoner, Bh. Butler, clearly perceived that it is only in conformity with the analogy of nature, that a book that has so long been in possession of mankind as the bible, if it contains a revelation from God, should contain truths as yet undiscovered; and that events, as they come to pass, should open and ascertain the meaning of scripture; and that such discoveries should be made "in the same way as all other knowledge is ascertained, by particular persons attending to, comparing, and pursuing intimations, scattered up and down in it, which are overlooked and disregarded by the generality of the world."

Some think that religious truth is stationary, and this is a favorite charge of the enemies of Christianity, upon which is founded the expressions 'antiquated,' 'stale,' 'worn out' etc. Admitting that any doctrinal matter contained in Holy Writ is final in authority, and that the things of the spirit are only to be found in their purity in the revelation given by that spirit, yet these truths may become more and more clear and distinctive, by considering their relationship to history, the constant development of God's purposes, the continued fulfillment of prophecy, the experience of mankind, and the gathering of the elect.

The word is indeed given by God but to comprehend and ensure its blessings, we must, like with this gift of nature, bestow upon it thought, meditation, labor, and research. It contains deep things requiring careful study, and even mysteries beyond our limits; it discusses the most profoundly interesting questions within our mental power; it gives us plain statements, which are to be contrasted with others, lest we fail to realize their full significance; it deals with the sublime, the beautiful, the emotional, the moral, the spiritual, the eternal, the seen and the unseen, the past, present and future, and hence calls for both mind and heart in its interpretation. Reliance upon the word does not forbid progress, advancement, but ensures it; for our entire argument indicates, that just in proportion as man accepts of Holy Writ, and his writings or expositions are based on it, in that proportion will he be in the way of real progress, obtaining a clearer, more comprehensive view of truth.

The doctrines of the bible, too, are corroborated not only by comparison, study, etc, but by the additional knowledge bestowed by personal experience.

It is the universal testimony of believers that a searching of the scriptures has always added to our religious knowledge, and every Christian student must gratefully acknowledge his indebtedness to this feature. The bible is a wonderful book in this respect. The most reliable writers on the side of religion declare that "Truths yet undiscerned" are contained in the Scriptures...There is plenty of room for the deepest study, the most guarded discrimination, the keenest perception, the most patient comparison and the most childlike faith."


George Peters, The Theocratic Kingdom



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On the third day of the third Jewish Month (24 May) in the year of our Lord 2001; after reaching Maturity in my theology concerning Y'shua, I went to prayer which I am in the habit of visualizing (Ps 27:8, 65:4, Pr 3:5, 29:18, Jer 30:21, 33:3, Am 4:13, Lk 10:22, Rom 12:2, Eph 1:17, 4:23, 5:18, Heb 4:12-16, Jam 1:5, 4:10 etc), and sometimes picture myself near a stream on our land when I commune with Abba. This time, as on only one other occasion ("Before the Foundation of the World"), Abba chose the time and location for our communion, translating me (Pr 16:9, Is 46:10, Jon 3:8, 4:24, 17:5, Rom 8:28, 9:23, Eph 1:3-10, 2:5-18, 3:11, Col 1:13, 2:20, 1 Tim 6:7-15, Heb 4:3, 11:1-6, I Pet 1:2 etc) via the Holy Spirit, back in time to the Theoferrum Crucibulum.

SETTING

I was standing in a crowd of people and I could see that they were all attending the crucifixion of our Lord. The soldiers were all in front mocking the King (John 19:11, Lk 23:15, 36-37) and thus the subjects of the kingdom as well. The leaders of the nation, the scholars, private citizens, tourists were all there. I sensed the woman followers at a distance (Lk 23:49) over my left shoulder and at my left side a presence of one of his disciples, which turned out to be John (Jn 19:26), this time in the spirit in the exact time and place he was in 2,000 years ago. At my right side was another person which turned out to be Paul - in the spirit (Rom 1:9, 2 Cor 3, Eph 3:5, Phil 3:3, 1 Tim 1:16-17), who was also there in the crowd somewhere in the flesh that day (2 Cor 5:16).

SAVIOR

I looked back at the man on the cross and saw for the first time an ominous cloud hanging directly over the cross, and I knew that this cloud was God's wrath (Ps 88:7, Jn 3:36, Rom 1:18, 2:5, 4:15, 9:22, etc), about to be poured out upon his son. Once, while in Alaska, I got a 'taste' of what hell was going to be like, and the overwhelming condition that makes hades a hell, is the absolute vacuum of any other presence - God, man or devil - total and complete solitude. The worst thing about hell is that a person will be stuck with only themselves for all eternity. This terrible solitude, to me, was unbearable - even for a split second. Knowing what little I did about hell, when I saw the cloud of God's wrath about to be poured out, I couldn't stand the thought of Him going through that completely alone, especially knowing that this would also be the first time that he would be separated from his Abba's presence (Rom 5:9, 1 Cor 11:29, Col 3:6 etc) and thus infinitely more terrible then it would be for us.

SCARCELY

So I ran (Rom 9:16, 1 Cor 9:17 and 24, 2 Cor 1:12, 6:6, Phil 3:13-14, Col 3:23), pushing my way through the crowd and weaving in and around all the spectators of this monumental event. Reaching the cross, without thinking, I leaped up on to the spike that went through his feet, planting my own right foot, as much as possible, on the spike, and my left foot on the tree trunk itself, which held his cross beam, close to, and perhaps touching, the penitent thief. Then I reached around him with my right hand on his lower back, trying to lift him and ease his pain. My left arm went under his right arm, to further support and lift him, and cradled his head in my left hand. Then I placed my right temple against his right temple and spoke in his ear, "Hand on, here it comes," as I tried to shield him, as much as possible, from God's wrath (Gal 5:14, 6:2, Phil 2:5-8).

SILENCE

And then it fell. I could not feel anything in my spirit, but I knew that God's wrath had finally fallen, not on the world or crowd that deserved it, but upon his only begotten son, and - by association - upon me (Ps 88:16-18, Pr 3:11). But he was 'drinking' up the wrath, and somehow he, or the spirit, was protecting me for the most part (Ps 91:1, 103:4, 118:18, Col 3:3, 1 Thes 1:10, 11 Tim 4:18). "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" He yelled, and that was all that he had strength for (Ps 22 'night season' - Y'shua's valley of death, Ps 88:4-7, Mk 15:34). "You know your Abba loves you, Y'shua, you know your Abba loves you." I spoke to him trying, as best I could, to comfort him (2 Cor 1:4, Phil 2:1). "He had to choose you, Y'shua, you're the only one who could do it" again I repeated these words to remind him that we needed him, or all - for us - was lost. I love you Y'shua, I love you..." and other such words I spoke to him, trying to comfort him and let him know that he wasn't alone and give him a reason to hold on and and endure the wrath.

SINKING

How long this lasted I don't know (afterwards I got the opinion that this whole thing, from start to finish, lasted about twenty minutes) but after awhile I felt him 'falling' away from me, further and further into the abyss, though he said no words. It was at this point in time, that the crowds around the cross seemed to grow even more spiteful and venomous, and it destructed me to the point where I realized, for the first time, that there were others around the cross - the spirits, good and bad were also there - and the fallen angels were not only stirring up the witless crowd (2 Cor 4:4, 2 Tim 2:26), but were themselves, likewise, hurling insults of the most derogatory nature at our savior - and he could see and hear them (Eph 2:2, 1 Tim 3:16, 5:21, 1 Pet 1:12). This really upset me to no end, and one spirit in particular was literally right behind my right shoulder, screaming at the savior, and without thinking I backhanded this individual in the head, which subsequently took care of the uproar (1 Cor 1:28, 6:3, 2 Cor 6:7, 10:3, Eph 4:27, 6:12, Col 2:15, 1 Tim 6:12, Heb 6:5, Jam 4:7, 1 Jn 2:13, Rev 12:11). Turning back to Y'shua I said, "Don't listen to them they don't know what they are saying!" but already, it looked to be too late - he was so far gone - the words of the crowds, and the absence of His Abba's presence, and the torments of God's and man's wrath were taking there toll.

SALVATION

"I'm losing him," I stated, matter-of-factly and to no one in particular - but afterwards, of course, I realized that it was Shalmah (The Holy Spirit) who heard me (Rom 8:26, Phil 2:13, 1 Thes 1:3-5, 1 Tim 1:17, 6:13, Titus 3:5-6). "We love you, Y'shua, We Love You, Y'shua!" Trying to give him reason not to give up, but no response. "You're my hero Y'shua, you're my hero! You always have been, and always will be, my hero." But still he was slipping away, so, in my desperation, and not knowing what else to do, I reminded him of who he was, with the name I had just recently been meditating on, yelling as loud as I could so that he would be sure to hear me, "You are Y'shua bar Y'hova!!!" (1 Cor 14:19, Ps 91:14, Pr 15:23, 25:11, Lk 1:35, Phil 2:9) and somehow, someway he heard me, and though, at the time, I didn't sense it, several times since then I get the impression there was, if you will, a spiritual atomic explosion and the gates of hell and death were blown apart as that information sank down into our savior's ears (Mt 16:18). The I felt him lift up his head (Rom 14:9, Is 32:1-3, 40:31, 57:1-5, Hab 3:2, Jn 11:25-26) and I got the impression that he was looking at everyone - especially the fallen angels - in the crowds, and they all backed up a few steps (Jn 18:6) and were silenced in shock, that he had come back from the brink.

SOLACE

So I continued trying to comfort him. "Its almost over now Y'shua, its almost over now. Pretty soon it will be time for you to enter into your rest. Pretty soon you will be setting up your kingdom, when the lion will lay down with the lamb, and every man under his own fig tree (Pr 27:18, Mic 4:4 etc) and the River of Life will water the whole earth" (Is 12:3. It was soon after I said this to him, that he spoke of his thirst (Jn 19:28).

SANCTIFICATION

I could sense the soldier going for the vinegar, and knowing that he was about to give up the ghost, I squatted down (1 Tim 4:8) placing both hands around his waste and lifted him up (Ec 4:9-10), so he could speak his last words and receive some relief from the torture of his crucifixion. As I did, he said to me, "I love you David" (Ps 108:6, 2 Tim 2:19, etc David, in Hebrew means beloved), and this set me back as totally unexpected, and lowering my head I said, "How on earth can you be thinking about me at a time like this?" (Is 66:2), for, as far as I could tell, he was still under God's wrath, but perhaps it was over by now - I don't know. Then came the sop with the vinegar, and quenching his thirst, he took a deep breath, I assumed, to speak his final words, but to my shock and surprise and stupefication, he breathed into me (John 20:22 - note vs 24, Is 51:16, and compare it with: 1 Sam 2:8, 2 Sam 22:16, Ps 144:12, Pr 3:19, Jer 33:25, Hag 2:21, Zech 12:1 etc) and for the first time since joining him on the cross, I looked into his face (1 Cor 13:12, 1 Jn 3:2), and there was fire in his eyes - he looked like hell warmed over - and this thought went through my mind, and I am quite sure that he heard me. He was, besides all this, continuing to confirm his love for me with a smile in those same eyes (of all things) as if he knew something that had totally gone right over my head (it is connected to the "every man under his own fig tree" but that is a story for another time).

SEPARATION

So, while I was in this kinda shock at this impromptu ordination, I felt myself being torn away from him (2 Cor 1:10, 5:6, Phil 1:21-24) - two hands, one under each arm at the shoulder - and carried through the air, away from the cross, back to the side of John and Paul, both of whom had apparently seen and heard all this (1 Tim 5:25, 1 Cor 14:11-19). I felt that there were two angels involved in this separation (Rom 5:7-8, 1 Pet 4:18), but I , still in kind of a state of shock, could only focus on my brother on the cross (Deut 30:20, Prov 17:17, Mt 11:11, Eph 2:14-15 etc). The angels, apparently, had to steady me on my feet (1 Cor 16:13, Gal 6:9 etc) though I don't know why. Then he said his final words and gave up the ghost and died. I promptly collapsed out of shear exhaustion and had to steady myself, even then, with my left hand on the ground (Dan 10:8-10).

SYNERGY

I said, almost to myself, "He made it." Looking up, I saw him lifeless on the cross, slumped over on his left side. "He did it." stronger this time, as if life was ebbing back into me. Then I staggered to my feet as the realization came flooding home "He did it! I knew he could do it! He did it! Yeah!!!" I yelled, shaking my clenched fist in the air, "I want to be like him!!!" And that is when the earthquake hit; all around the ground was shaking and people were screaming and falling over - everyone but me (Ps 112:6, Is 26:3, Mick 5:4 etc). I simply stood firm when all else was rolling. "Yeah, I want to be like Him!" again, as I turned around and looked down the mount of Olives to the temple, and started walking towards it. "You are just like him." I heard coming from both Paul and John, who had been watching me through all of this (Eph 1:18, 3:9), but I was too preoccupied with getting to the temple to stop and ask them what they meant by that (2 Cor 4:10, 6:9-10, Gal 2:20, 6:14, Phil 3:10 etc).

SEARCH

When I got up from my prayer, the feeling was so real, that I reread the passages that talk about the crucifixion, and when I got to the place where he gave up the ghost, it was like I was there all over again, as if it had just occurred, and again, I found myself weakly whispering 'he make it.' It was still that real to me, unlike anything else I have experienced to date - as if I had been with him there on the cross, and yet, I knew that this was 'impossible', so I shrugged it all off, at least for a couple of days, until the question came to me, "Why did you use you left hand" to hold his head? I know that very few will believe me, but it was Paul who posed this question to me (2 Kings 5:26, 1 Cor 5:3, Eph 2:6, Col 2:5, 1 Jn 1:3, Rev 3:20 - remember that I am a literalist, so what else could these verses mean?). So, this question prompted me to search the scriptures, which subsequently exploded with support of the reality of this experience (Pr 25:2, Jer 33:3, 1 Cor 2:13 etc) which will be the subject of future posts, time, and the Lord, permitting.

SACRIFICE

This brings me to the sacrifice of Y'shua and I pose a question to you which is now revealed to me; the question that I can't believe that any Jew has never asked in the last 2,000 years; and that is "Who claimed the Lamb of God as the sacrifice that takes away the sin of world?" (Is 53, Rom 8:3, 2 Cor 5:19-21, Gal 1:4, 3:13, Eph 1:7, 5:2, Col 1:14, 1 Pet 1:19, 2:24, 1 Jn 1:7, Jn 1:29 etc). You should start getting a little nervous. For we know that God does everything decently and in order, and that the sacrifices - and the precise rituals involved - are types of the sacrifice of Y'shua , and we know from Leviticus (and other places ) that the sinner (or the ordained High Priest who bears the sin of the people - Num 18:23) must present the sacrifice before God and lay his hand on the head of the lamb (Lev 1-4, 16:21-22 and if this was not vitally necessary, then why did God institute it?), imputing his sins on the lamb, who then bears the sin - as Barnabas in Heb 9:28 says Y'shua did. Then the animal is slain and he sheds his blood/life and sheds the sin with it, and is subsequently "lifted up" or "offered" or "waved" before the Lord - and atonement/reconciliation is made for the sinner.

Now, here we have a problem, for the Gentiles via Pilate washed their hands of this sacrifice (Mt 27:24), and all the disciples were offended by this sacrifice (Mk 14:27), and the nation of Israel via the High Priest rejected this sacrifice (Jn 18:31,19:15). However, that is not all, for, not only did the High Priest reject this sacrifice, he decommissioned the entire Aaronic Priesthood when he tore the High Priestly garment (Mt 26:65, Mk 14:63) in direct rebellion against God's command in Lev 10:6, leading ultimately to the wrath of God against the nation (1 Thes 2:16). In fact, you can almost see Satan himself behind this particular event trying his utmost to destroy God's plan of redemption.

But here is the real problem. Now there is no one who can officially act in the position of High Priest for the nation and the world and impute the sins of the world onto the head of the sacrifice. Hence Y'shua's words in John 12:32, "If I be lifted up." compare this with John 3:14 (Num 21), 8:28. He already knew, and had previously stated, that he was going to be lifted up on a cross (Is 45:22-25, Zech 4:9-10). The question was, whether or not it would be as a substitutionary sacrifice (Ps 141:21), or a political death at the hands of Israel and the Romans. In chapter 12, the 'lifting up' is referring to a sacrificial offering presented to the Lord on behalf of the sinner.

Now, however, all is not lost for, even with the 'decommissioning' of the Aaronic (and hence Levitical) priesthood (Heb 7:12 - and in fact, because of it), the rights and responsibility of the priesthood would have immediately passed, ipso facto, back to the firstborn tribe - which in this case is the Tribe of Ephraim (Jer 31:9, Gen 48 - see also Lk 19 where the ten servants are probably referring to the ten lost tribes; Mt 21:43 where the "other nation" is not the church which is engrafted into the commonwealth of Israel per Rom 11 and Eph 2, and must then refer to the northern nation of Ephraim - 1 Kings 11:31, Ez 37:22).

The only requirement now would be the ordination of someone chosen from the tribe of Ephraim to the position of High Priest over the nation of Israel, and hence the world, so that this person can 'bear the sins' of the people long enough to impute them onto the head of the sacrificial lamb, and lift him up, claiming him for his atonement and reconciliation.

Hence, the question, "Why did you use your left hand?" Because, if I had held his head in my right hand, then the ordinance of Ex 29:20 would not have been fulfilled; everything would have been reversed. But as it was, by placing my right hand on his lower back, brought my right thumb in contact with his bleeding back (in the spirit but still a reality to my spirit, remember that "the life" or spirit is in the blood - Gen 2:7, Lev 17:11-14), and with my right foot on the spike my right toe would have been in contact with his bleeding feet, and by placing my right temple on his right temple brought my right ear in contact with his bleeding forehead - all this perfectly fulfilling the requirements of Ex 29. And this was, I feel, specifically what John was pondering when I was returned to his side.

Remember that since he offered himself "through the Eternal Spirit", then it is to be expected that the imputation of our sins onto him must also have been accomplished through the Eternal Spirit - but implemented by a man (Ps 92:5, Pr 11:17, 12:14, Mk 11:24, Lk 18:27, Jn 1:13, 8:56, Gal 3:3-5, 5:25, 6:8, Eph 3:20, Phil 4:13, 1 Tim 3:16- 'justified in the spirit') in fulfillment of the pre-established, precise rituals concerning atonement and reconciliation that God instituted in the Old Testament.

SOTERIOLOGY

Many scholars though the Church Dispensation (stewardship) have tried to understand Paul's theology - where he got it from and what he meant by it. Paul himself specifically states that he received his theology from the many words, visions and revelations that he experienced (2 Cor 12:1-7, Gal 1:12, 2:2, Eph 3:3, which is expressly referring to the first two chapters of Eph), which were visions/words/revelations "Of the Lord."

In other words, Paul's teaching on (1)Predestination - Rom 8, 2Tim 1:9 etc; (2)Co-Crucifixion - 2Cor 2:15, Gal 2:20, 5:24, 6:14, 2Tim 2:11 etc; (3) Baptism - Rom 6, Gal 3:27, Col 2:12; (4) Into the Body of Christ through the Spirit - Rom 12, 15:6, 1Cor 1:30, 6:15, 10:12-17, 2Cor 1:21, 5:17, Eph 3:6, 4:1-, 5:30, 2Tim 3:12, etc; (5)Salvation by grace - Gal 2:16-21 etc; (6)Detailed descriptions of the Spiritual Realm including the position of angels and our judgment of them - 1Cor 2:8, 11:12, 12:1-, 2Cor 11:14, 12:7, Gal 3:5, Eph 3:10, 6:12, Col 1:16, etc, see also Jer 10:11; (7)The Wrath of God - 1Thes 1:10, 5:9, etc; (8)Greatest chapter on Love - 1Cor 13, 1Tim 1:5, see all 1Pet 4:8, 1Jn 4:7-21 etc; (9) His use of the typology of Soldiers alone of all the apostles (remember that there was no love lost between the Jews and Romans - specifically Syrian conscripts or the 'bulls of Bashan' of Ps 22 - and on top of that they had crucified our lord and mocked him while on the cross, and this makes one ponder his use of this symbolism - 1Tim 6:12, 2Tim 2:3-7, 4:7, Eph 6:13-18.); (10) His use of the term "Reconciliation" concerning Y'shua 's sacrifice - Rom 5:10, 11:15, 2 Cor 5:18, Col 1:21.

All these teachings and more, he says are a result of visions that he had of Y'shua and not from the Judaism or Hellenism of his day. And, by nature of these doctrines we can see that the vision(s) of the savior must have been a vision of him on the cross - 2 Cor 4:18, 5:7, 2Tim 1:10 etc (compare also Is 53:1 with John 12:38 - "revealed").

Hence, in a vision, Paul saw something that no one else saw, except the angels, and this is where he got his theology from (the specifics of which it was 'not lawful to utter' at the time, or by him), which Peter calls the deepest (2Pet 3:15-16). "The language of St. Paul [Gal 1:18 'see'] implies a careful and searching inquiry on his part." So Edersheim (Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah) which he assumes was an inquiry into the resurrection, which is, however, very doubtful because Paul was knocked flat and blinded by the resurrected savior and the passage in Gal. is specifically referring to Faith vs Law (i.e. The Cross).

However, if Paul saw someone at the cross in a vision, he obviously would have made a very thorough investigation into the matter, to see if any of the other apostles had received any confirmatory revelations - which they did not, apparently (until May 24). I am sure that Paul shared what he saw with Peter, to some extent, (hence his statement) and with Barnabus. And this vision is why Paul alone, of all the apostles, uses the term 'reconciliation'.

And this is critical, in fact, the entire New Testament - and our salvation - hinges on this all encompassing old testament doctrine, because reconciliation in the Old Testament is synonymous with atonement (according to Scribners Bible Dict. - compare Lev 16:20 with the preceding verses 16,17,18). However, in the eyes of the rest of the apostles this highly important concept had not been effected by Y'shua 's death, because no one claimed the Lamb as far as they knew. So they use terms like 'forgiven' and 'redeemed' etc., but not atonement or reconciliation (Bible colleges make much of this - atonement vs propitiation, especially Chafer and Dallas Theological Seminary - however our reconciliation is synonymous with atonement, and you cannot separate the two concepts).

This is extremely telling in John's writing, not only because of his relationship to Y'shua and his proximity to him through out the whole process, but most importantly because John was a Priest, and would have agonized over this sacrifice that 'wasn't' atoning. So, his lack of this phrase, or its equivalent, 'reconciliation', is strong proof of all that I have presented (i.e. the need for someone to claim the lamb).

But Paul, who was a doctor of the Law under Gamaliel, who also knew the righteous requirements of the Law, had no problem using the concept of atonement via reconciliation. Why could Paul do this, and with what authority, considering that all the other apostles refused to use such a popular and pre-eminent term (this is emphasized when you realize that Paul, writing to the Gentiles, didn't really need to go into reconciliation or atonement as that was Jewish law, but the other 12 who were specifically writing to the Jews who were well aware of these terms, should have explained this teaching in detail as it was fulfilled by Y'shua)? Because, as he stated, he had a vision of the Lord, and that on the cross, and he saw someone, through the Eternal Spirit, claiming Y'shua as the Sacrifice that takes away the Sins of the Cosmos.

Having the vision(s) interpreted by 'words' of angels (or possibly the Lord himself) revealed to him that this individual was from the future (Mt 19:30), hence his doctrine of predestination in him "before the foundation of the world." As well, I think that you can begin to understand now, how Paul received all his other doctrines. Read through the Pauline Epistles with this information in mind and I think you will see the scriptures unfold in front of your eyes.



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STEEL

I believe in my heart that I went through The Crucible (Job 33:6, Is 29:16, 64:8, Jer 18, Rom 9:21, 2Cor 5:1, etc., where a crucible is an alloy smelting pot made out of clay) with Y'shua (Job 28:2, Pr 27:17, Is 45:11-25, 48:10, 54:16, Jer 23:29, Ez 22:18, Zech 13:9, Mal 3:3, 4:1 etc). In the refining of Gold (Y'shua - Deity) in our realm, it would take almost forever to perfectly refine Gold. So, in order to speed up the process, a small amount of silver (angelic) or iron (carbon- men/clay) can be added, which will SHORTEN the amount of time needed for refining, and this symbolizes, partly, what occurred at the cross, and this in answer to his prayer.


You will remember that, in the garden, he asked his Abba to, if possible, take the cup away from him (Lk 22:42-43 - not the death or abuses he was to suffer, but alienation from God's presence). One pastor has said that God heard and answered every prayer of his son (Heb 5:7-9, Ps 22:24, Jn 11:42) and this was no exception, so he sent the angel to Y'shua in the garden to give his answer to his sons request (note that only Luke records this angel, and remember that I have shown that assuredly the gospel of Luke is, in reality, also the gospel of Paul, and here you have proof of one of Paul's visions).

The angel would have told him, that although his father could not take the cup away from him, what he would do is shorten the amount of time (Mk 14:35) that he would have to endure God's wrath. His agony in the garden is mirrored on the cross - specifically when he cried out "My God" etc., and if God sent an angel to strengthen him in the garden it is highly possible and likely that he sent another 'angel' to strengthen him on the cross, thus adding some 'silver' to the refining of the 'gold' of his son.

Keep in mind, as well, that the things that happened to Y'shua in his life, will find their counterpart in the life of Israel as well - many authors have noticed this. Hence, the shortening of his judgment will lead to a shortening of Israel's judgment (Rom 9:28, Is 10:22 where 'consumption' means shortening, Mt 24:22, "or no flesh would be saved," Ps 76:10).

Along these lines, in the process of refining steel to make, let's say, a sword (2Sam 23:7, Job 40:19, Ps 2:9, Jer 51:20, Mic 6:9, Rev 2:27, 12:5 etc) first the Iron is smelted from the ore (which is of course mined from stone) and alloyed, usually with carbon in the molten state. This is the smelting process. Then the steel can be formed into the desired shape, whether by pouring into a form (crucible) or by hammering into shape by a blacksmith.

Once in the desired shape, it can then be Quick Quenched in water or oil, which prevents the metal from forming 'fault lines' and this makes the steel extremely hard, more so then if it wasn't alloyed or quenched, but also it makes the metal extremely brittle. So, the metal must be heated a Second Time, called tempering and then allowed to air cool. This removes the brittleness without loss of the structural integrity (strength) of the steel. But this makes the two materials basically inseparable and indistinguishable; and now you know where my strong sense of destiny and rapture obsession comes from (Ps 101:2, 130:6, Ez 44:1-3, and Mk 13:34 and Jn 10:3, 2 Tim 4:8, Titus 2:13).

This aspect will also be realized in the life of Israel - more so in Ephraim (Dan 3, Zech 1:2, Jn 12:26, Rom 8:38-39, 9:3, 1Cor 3:13, 2Cor 1:7-9, 6:9, Phil 1:29, 3:10, Col 1:27, 2:2, 2Tim 2:20-21, Tit 2:14). This is symbolized by Joshua in Zech 3 being a 'brand' plucked from the fire, who also is identified with the stone of seven eyes, as a high priest. If Y'shua is the stone with seven eyes, then Joshua is a type of someone else which I have shown in previous posts.

It is no coincidence that Satan tries to counterfeit what God does in his quest to become like God. In the secret societies, where alchemy is still exalted and which is probably derived from Ara - The Altar or a metallurgists furnace (Cain's lineage were the first - Gen 4:22), they believe you can turn lead (carbon/clay/men) into gold (God), which we know is impossible even for those who really have been 'crucified' with Christ and gone through the crucible with him. A person, symbolically MAY be 'alloyed' to him, but they would still be just a creature and he is still the creator, which they would deny, of course. They believe that this 'miracle' is a process that is a result of refining the 'philosophers stone' or the ore from which metal is derived and made into steel.

STONE

In Gen 28, while on his way to Haran, Jacob spent the night at what is now Bethel, and made a pillow out of a rock. He subsequently had a vision of heaven, and set the rock up as a pillar, anointed it, and vowed to make that rock into the House of God. When he was back in the land from his sojourn, God told him to go back up to Bethel, which he did. He found the original rock and again anointed the rock and called it Bethel - The House of God. This one rock was anointed twice.

Now, lets journey up to the time of our Lord in John chapter 1. After causing Nathaniel to worship him, our Lord said, "Hereafter you shall see heaven open and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man." This is a reference back to Jacob's vision when he anointed the stone the first time. And here is where many scholars make a mistake. They teach that he was comparing himself to the ladder in the vision, but this is incorrect. He was comparing himself to the Stone that became the House of God. It is this stone that is the "stumbling stone" (Is 8) for Israel that they rejected (Ps 118, Mt 21:42-44 - both of which Y'shua ties together with himself and with the stone mt. of Dan 2).

You see, when Jacob and his family went to Egypt, Jacob took the stone with him, and it is "The Rock" that Moses smote in the wilderness, bringing forth water (Ex 17), which was used to purify the priesthood, and of which the people "drank", which Paul (1Cor 10:4) says "followed them" during their wilderness wanderings. It is called, I believe, "The Testimony" in Ex 16:34, before the ark or the commandments were crafted. It is the stone, that Moses SAT on during the battle with Amalek (Ex 17). It was smitten the second time in Num 20, where it is "The Rock before their eyes" and provides the symbolism in Deut 32, where its 'rejection' is prophesied as "their rock is not as our Rock." and this becomes true, not only symbolically of Y'shua's rejection, but also of the stone itself.

The sandstone Rock was carried about by poles, through rings made out of metal from a meteorite, and fastened to the rock. Through the course of forty years of travel, the pole wore a grove into the rock, and as well a "cleft" exists in the rock, from where the water poured out on two occasions (this cleft is itself a type of "The Olam"). This rock, when the temple was going to be built, was rejected by the builders of Solomon's temple, for this reason. It was used, as Jacob's Pillar for the ordination of kings (2Kings 11:14), but then disappears from history - like the ark. There is a substantial amount of information to show that this is the stone of Scone ("The Stone of Destiny" Artesen sales) used by the Anglo-Saxons to ordain kings. It was stolen, a few years back, but returned, and it was rumored that it broke in two in the process, supplementing the typology of two separate, stone sets of commandments, both engraved by God (see also Zech 3:9, Is 49:16), but one cut out by God himself (Y'shua and Deity) and the other cut out by Moses (a man).

It is in Ps 118, that we learn that this stone, rejected by the builders, in fact becomes the headstone of the corner, the rock that the rest of the building is framed around with a Plummet (Is 28) which is a String with a Stone weight at the end, thus bringing all the other stones into conformity to the original. As well, as being the cornerstone (which some translate as capstone - pyramid) it is also the foundation stone here and in Zech 4, where the concept of the plummet is further expanded (also Amos 7:7) - the stone with seven eyes is referring to Y'shua - as God's Divine Son (Rev 5:6) - being the foundation stone of the temple (headstone) and the plummet which again is used to line up all the other stones in the temple or House of God. The string would actually be a type of the Holy Spirit - also the case of the Gin and Snare (Is 8 compare with Job 28:25 where "weight" is a plummet, hence this is all referring to the spiritual temple), where the snare is the netting and the gin is the stone weight for the nets.

Because they rejected the messiah, this will lead to their entrapment during the tribulation, when again Y'shua is presented to them as their messiah, and that by the individual typified (as a 'sign' wondered at) by Zerrubabal (Zech 4). If Y'shua - undoubtedly - is the stone with seven eyes, then Zerrubabel is obviously symbolical of someone else, and note that this Stone was laid in the Second Temple two thousand years ago!

And God goes on to state that "Zerrubabel's hands had laid the Foundation Stone and his hands would finish this house." That is a building project that has been going on for 2,000 years now. That these passages are referring to the church is seen from the words that "this [second] house will be greater then the first" hence, referring to the spiritual temple, whose foundation stone is Y'shua (for even the Rabbim admit that the glory of the second temple never exceeded the glory of Solomon's temple - didn't even come close - Yoma. Fol. 21, Col.2 compare with Hag 2:9 etc).

And notice that, when Y'shua is offered the second time to Israel that, "they will rejoice when they see the plummet in the hands of Zerrubabel." I think you see how all of this fits in with the experience that I had. The foundation stone, actually, was laid "before the foundation of the world", but in practicality it was laid 2,000 years ago and in this process of redemption it will be realized at the mid point of the trib, when Zech 4 becomes fulfilled in the life of Israel - the second smiting of the rock Num 20 (see also Deut 5:24, Sam 4:21, Ps 8:5, 24:7, 63:2, Is 35:1, 40:5, 42:8, 48:11, 60:1, and compare Lk 3:6 with Is 4:50).

SPIRIT

Remember that the things that happened to Y'shua will happen to Israel during the trib. By reminding him, through the Spirit, of the River of Life, in the Spirit, that River was made available to him (quick quenching his spirit and soul) and his physical body responded in kind. Hence, at the end of the times of Jacob's trouble, this same river will be made available to Israel (Rom 11:35, spiritually and literally Ps 46:1-5, 114:8, Pr 18:4, Is 12:1-6, 32:15, 43:19, 48:21, Jer 17:13, Hos 10:12, Joel 2:23-28, Zech 10:1, 12:10, 13:1, 14:8, Jn 4:10 etc).

It is to this "revival" (at hearing his name) after drinking of the River of Life in the Spirit, that Paul refers to in Rom 14:9, and Edersheim with these words, "His last cry 'with a loud voice' was not like that of one dying. St. Mark [15:37-39] notes, that this made such deep impression on the centurion. In the language of the early Christian Hymn, it is not death that approaches Christ, but Christ Death: He died without death. Christ encountered death, not as conquered, but as the Conqueror. And this also was part of his work, and for us: now the beginning of his triumph.

And with this agrees the peculiar language of St. John, that he 'bowed the head, and gave up the spirit.' Nor should we fail to mark the peculiarities of his last utterance. The 'My God' of the fourth utterance had again past into the 'Father' of conscious fellowship." And of course, this is when The Rock was, in reality, smitten the first time, pouring out "The Water" of Life (John 19:34) from the "cleft" in his side. It will, to some extent, be repeated again during the trib, when the spirit will be poured out on repentant Israel.

STRENGTH

This is actually self explanatory (Ps 110:7, Mt 8:20, Col 1:18, 1 Thes 2:7), but look closely at Col 2:19 where there are false apostles trying to lead the church astray into the legalism of holidays and worshiping angels, when in fact, according to Paul, they knew absolutely nothing at all about the spiritual realm, not having seen it as he had and "not holding the Head!" Explain to me, please, what Paul meant by this - in context - unless it be that he saw someone in the spiritual realm, literally, holding Y'shua's Head while on the cross.

As well, how can Ephraim be the strength of God's head (Ps 60:7 also connected to 'the beloved' and 'foundation's of the earth' etc), which directly leads to the overthrow of God's and the people's enemies. Obviously, this must be referring to Y'shua in the days of his ministry, when he was subject to fatigue etc, and when he did overthrow God's enemies on the cross ("Now shall the prince of this world be cast out").

Note also the passage in Isaiah 64, where the prophet states that, "there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee" speaking of Israel proper. But just previous to this, he says, in contrast to this, "since the beginning of the world, men have not heard nor perceived by the ear neither has the eye seen, O God, besides thee, what He has prepared for him that waits for on Him. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and works righteousness justice, that remember thee in they ways : Behold thou art wroth for we have sinned : in those is Eternity and we shall be saved."

Peters' (The Theocratic Kingdom, Vol 2, pg 422) states, "The word 'Olam' translated 'continuance' means 'a destined but hidden and unknown portion of time.' Then, in this hidden, unknown time or age, salvation is to be experienced." He goes on to say that this passage is primarily referring to the millennium, however, I believe the primary application is "from the foundation of the world" specifically stated in the preceding verse, at which point in time the Lamb of God was slain to take away the sins of the cosmos and propitiate God's wrath.

This is further supported by Paul in 1 Cor 2 stating that this 'olam' (Strong's - perpetual, ancient time, concealed, vanishing point, eternity, time out of mind. Kin to Elam - a lad, stripling, adolescent, young man, vigor, youth, kept hidden out of sight; Owlam - To Bind Together; Elim - silence; Almah - virgin) is referring to, "the Wisdom of God in a Mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the age unto glory." He then applies the previous stated, but unknown blessings, to the church who have known "the mind of Christ". However, this implies that, in Isaiah also, the "him" that waits on "Him" also had, 'the mind of Christ,' and both of which strongly imply that this individual "laid hold of" God - literally (both are the "those" of the verse).

And through this "Olam of Destiny" in which one man laid hold of God, obtaining salvation and appeasement of God's wrath, which the apostle specifically ties to "Jesus Christ and Him Crucified" (vs 2:2), at which point in time no one in Israel "stirred themselves up" to take hold of God. Yet, Isaiah and Paul indicate that someone did take hold of Christ - on the Cross. Notice also Paul's very strong reference to the spiritual realm in verse 10-15 implying that this "holding the head" did, in fact, occur in the angelic realm, which the false apostles had absolutely no clue concerning (Zech 4:6).

SERVANT

I started all this off by stating that I had reached maturity in my theology, especially in reference to the Wrath of the Lamb. This is the meaning of the word "perfect" in the majority of the scripture references, but especially in Paul's reference in 1 Cor 13:10 (which you will note, he connected to a "male child" see also Eph 4:13 and of course Rev 12). This is in reference to our knowledge - theology and prophecy. In other words, at some point in time our theology, including Eschatology, will be perfected - reach maturity - when we will understand, for the most part, the mysteries in the word (Rom 1:17, Song 5:1).

Remembering Peter's description of Paul's writing, then it is to be expected that this perfection is primarily in reference to Paul's doctrines (for instance, note in 1Cor 13:3, that the words "the poor" are in italics and hence not part of the inspired manuscript, but added by the translators. Compare also 1Cor 1:31, 2Cor 10:17, with Jer 9:24, then compare 2 Tim 3:1-5 with Rom 1, "let no man put a stumbling block in front of his brother." and "Judge not before the time" because you don't have all the facts). Hence, many of Paul's passages are in reference to someone he saw in one of his visions - see also Phil 4:11, Pr 13:7, 1Tim 6:6-8, 2Tim 2:3-5 and 1Cor 7:32).

There are a whole host of passages that contain the word 'perfect' in direct relations to our theology and eschatology, but I was primarily referring, at the start of this post, to Jer 23:18-20. I knew, and understood, exactly what the wrath of the Lamb was all about in a very mature way (Rev 6:16, 1:7, 2Cor 5:11 etc), which "it is not lawful to speak." However I will say this, one bright boy said one time, "Vengeance is a dish best served cold." However, I believe, and I think He does as well, that when the time finally comes, vengeance can't be served hot enough - as pictured by the constellation of Eridanus - The Fiery River of Judgment (please see my post entitled "The Wrath of the Lamb").

STARS

According to Rev 22 we know that this angel is not Y'shua because the individual rejects worship of himself. As well, John; who had seen the Glorified Lord on the Mt. of Transfiguration, and as recorded in Rev 19; confuses this individual with his best friend - twice at that (Rev 19:10). This individual says he is John's and the prophets' brother, hence this rules out a heavenly angel. If you look at Daniel (8:16, 10:5-6, 12:7) very closely, you will see that Gabriel is different from the individual who is dressed "in linen". Gabriel, though an angel, is described in both passages as "the man" and "like unto the sons of men" and the description of the one "in linen" (Chapter 10 - the priesthoods garments were made out of linen which is a reed), matches the angel in Rev 1, 10, 22 (and possibly in chapter 14, the second angel with the sickle) and in Dan 8.

In Revelation, when John says he fell down to worship the angel "who showed me these things," he is not talking about the angel of the vial judgments, but the angel of chapter 1 who was still at his side. This individual is someone who speaks with the authority of Y'shua but who is not Y'shua, but is in fact, just an ordinary man. I might add here that, though Y'shua was Jewish, he didn't look Jewish (John 8:48, Songs 5:11), but he looked like a Samaritan - one of the lost tribes in fact, probably Ephraim.

Now, would anyone out there like to take a guess as to how this might be possible, that this individual is indistinguishable from the Lord, and who this person might be. All this is further emphasized when we realize that, in the spiritual realm, people's identities are discernible via the spirit, as in the Mt. of Transfiguration where Peter, James and John, though they had never met Moses and Elijah (and were half asleep), that information was readily apparent to them (Mt 17:34). Now, compare this with John, in the Spirit, here confusing a mere mortal with his best friend - someone he possibly grew up with, and ministered to, and saw on at least two occasions in his glorified form (Mt 17 and Rev 19).

Remember, Thomas means "The Twin" and he was left out of the post resurrection ordination for a reason - the Lord could have breathed on him a week later, couldn't he (Ps 80:17, 139:1, Is 46:10, 55:3-5, 61:10, Jer 30:21, 49:19, Zech 13:7, 1Cor 15:49, 1Jn 3:2 etc)? The fact that he chose not to implies an apostolic ordination in the future - another twin - which is portrayed in the constellations, and, again, seen in the "twin" angels of Rev 14:14-20.

Also, something to think about in this regards is His words in John 10:34 compared with the source in Ps 82. The only way this can be understood is if His words are taken literally - the argument for his Deity demands it - meaning that some of the people He was talking to, and some of the people who live today, are specifically descended from the elohim who mated with the daughters of men (see also Zech 12:8), primarily Cain, literal son of the highest archangel (Gen 3:15). Scribners Bible Dict. in the article on "Giants" (forget the author of that article) said that, regardless of peoples particular theological opinion, the writer of the account expected his readers to understand that the fallen angels had physically mated with mortal women - period. And, when you realize that the book of Genesis is composed by eyewitness accounts (P.J. Wiseman, "Ancient Records and the Structure of Genesis"), and compiled by Moses, then this is conclusive.

Now, Cain was told that if he did well he would be 'accepted' (Gen 4:7), and Peter tells us that Y'shua preached to these spirits when he was in the earth (1 Pet 3:19) which implies the possibility of repentance - also implied in Ps 82:3. This is further supported when we realize that He compares the Angelic realm with the fowls of heaven (compare Mt 13:4 and 19). As such, they are then called clean by God in Acts 10 - the ones that repent.

What I believe you have is the sacrifice of Y'shua effects reconciliation not only for us, but for the fallen angels and their descendants who repent. As well, if this has been 'hidden' for the most part for 2,000 years or more ("first shall be last and last first"), and is just now making the rounds on the angelic grape vine (1 Pet 1:12), then this will greatly increase the spiritual warfare going on in the world, which is implied during the end times.

Now, back to the angel. The only way that this reconciliation for the angels could be secured is if the person claiming the sacrifice and imputing man's sin onto the head, was also imputing the sin's of the fallen angels onto his head at the same time. As the Son of God, there is no problem in thus 'redeeming' the angelic realm, for in reality he has redeemed the entire cosmos and its citizens. All that would be necessarily is a 'firstborn' son of Cain's lineage (Satan's son, as 'firstborn' of the highest archangel would have authority over all other Angelic beings), becoming 'high priest' of the angelic realm. Only Satan and Cain would not be covered, unless they willingly submitted to this individual (and since both have previously been judged at the flood, this is no longer possible, I don't think).

That this is the case (see Mt 16:19!), seems to be implied by additional studies of the fowls of the heaven. They are connected to Joseph in Egypt (Gen 40:17); Daniel in Babylon (4:12); The Revived Babylon (Zech 5); The Lion/Eagle Kingdom of the end times, and with the Prince of Ezekial in the Kingdom (Ez 17, Ps 1, Jer 17, Lk 13:19, Mk 4:32 etc).

What we should all keep in mind is that in ancient times the kings and priest literally claimed to be descendants of the elohim (gods) which, the Bible states, they were; and the populace for the most part also believe this. They then exalted themselves and demanded and received, worship that only belonged to God himself. And these became the Pantheon of the gods. And one individual himself is the father of this pantheon - Cain, and I believe he will be back (see upcoming post The Therion) and claim to be God, at the mid point of the trib.

However, in Jer 10:11 God himself calls all of these gods (that didn't create the heaven and earth and who don't repent), mere 'men' who will perish in the judgment of the tribulation, which is consistent with Ps 82. The angel of revelation, sent by Y'shua, knows that he is just an ordinary man, and will never be God or worthy of anyone's worship. However, that does not negate the calling on his life and I would refer one back to Is 64 and Zech 12 as you ponder all this (also Ps 4:3, 20:1-6, 33:11, 37:4-6 and 23-24, 40:1-6, 41:12-13, 61:1-8, 92:1-15 etc).

This duality or of these two, can also be seen in some of the Psalms (2, 21, 22, 40, 45, 69, 72, 91, 118); specifically those that are Messianic and referring to Y'shua, but also seem to be talking about someone else in the future, who is just an ordinary man, whose life, due to circumstances and the will of God, is intertwined together in such a way that it is virtually impossible to separate the two, as with an alloy.

They are distinguishable in three ways. The first is that this other person may have some sin that the psalms applies to him, and thus cannot be referring to our Lord. As well, this same individual, unlike our Lord, is promised deliverance from death. And lastly, when the Psalms is obviously still future, and where the Lord is mentioned, this is a specific reference to Y'shua, and thus the individual is someone else.

Several of these psalms mention that the 'world' will 'see' an event that causes them to 'remember' and that some of them then 'turn back to God'. This event will be fulfilled during the trib, when the New Covenant is again offered to Israel. This is also hinted at in Ezekial 37 where two sticks become one and where David (Beloved) is promised to be Israel's King (Melek) and their Prince (Nasi) for ever (Olam), as if indicating two separate people, but in close relationship to each other.

All of this is also contained in the constellation of the twins. Willaim Banks (The Heavens Declare) says:

It should not surprise us that the two figures appear to be identical twins,,,Castor will be one with him Pollux in thought, word, and deed...so identified with him as to be almost indistinguishable from him [Rev 19:10]...Portrayed here are two youthful bodies...jubilant figures seated side by side. The figure on the left is named Pollux or Hercules, and the figure on the right is named Castor or Apollo. The figure on the left is holding a club in a relaxed position. The figure on the right holds up an unstrung bow and arrow in his left hand while in the other, he holds a lyre or harp [Is 30:32]. The figure on the left is embracing the figure on the right and has his arm around the latter's waist [and their temple's are touchin]...Gemini was originally known by its Hebrew name Thumin - The United. The Hebrew, Arabic and Syriac names carry a connotation of completion, the completion of a year...the consummation or completing of a thing long-awaited [The Olam]...In the Latin the root word used in Gen 25:24 to describe the births of the twins Jacob and Esau, is the same word translated Fellow in Zechariah [13:7]...Its meaning is defined by strong as "an associate, companion, a kindred man, comrade or another (of like kind)." Thus the kindred man to God [Y'shua], or 'another fellow just like me is coming'...This sign tells of the perfect uniting or pairing, as in brotherhood...of two who will become comrades of God; they will together rule and judge. One of them is also seen to be the seed and the branch who has suffered, been afflicted in the foot, and labored, but is now established upon His throne and flourishing and spreading as the Palm tree. The other is to have a part in the final conflict, will bear arms, and will participate in the rejoicing afterwards, singing the other's praises, before joining with him to judge and to rule.

And from The Dictionary of Symbolism:

The twins were greatly esteemed, as in the case of the Greek and Roman myths of Castor and Pollux...twins are often so portrayed as to symbolize dually opposed temperaments...one is mortal the other is immortal. In other cases they compliment each other perfectly, forming an invincible duo so dangerous to the cosmic order that they must be eliminated from the land of the Living.

SWORD

There is one stage that most every man in this life goes through, and that is the death of his father (there will be exceptions to this of course at the rapture). At that point in time, a man now has to stand completely on his own. In Y'shua's case, when his Abba withdrew his presence, for very practical purposes, it was as if his Father had "died" and now Y'shua had to stand completely on his own as the man that his Abba had raised him to be. Eventually, he would have reached this point on His own, but it is possible that "no flesh" would have been saved. I just reminded him of who he was, and he did the rest and stood as the man that his Abba wanted him to be (Ps 69:4).

Now, when I was in the Air Force up in Alaska, one of my co-workers gave me some info that I still think of from time to time. He said to me one day, "Dave, if you ever find a knife made out of Queen Steel, buy it, cause it will be the best knife you ever own." The reason being that, usually, when you are skinning out a deer, because the hair of the deer is so course, you have to stop and resharpen the knife several times in the process, as it loses its edge. One time, apparently, he had borrowed a friends knife to skin a deer and the knife held the edge for the entire process. So he, being highly impressed, looked at the blade and it was made out of QueenSteel. He has been looking for one ever since, and occasionally, when I am at a sporting goods store, I find myself looking, to no avail, for this 'legendary' blade.

Now, the real measure of a man is not in the size of his wallet, or is estate; it is not in the size of the circle of his friends or his political influence; nor is it in the size of his 'harem' or 'arsenal'; nor the size of his intellect or charisma. The real measure of a man is in his ability to stand up under extreme stress and pressure with out breaking, or losing his edge. In this respect, there never has been, nor ever will be, a greater man then the Lord Y'shua ben Y'hava and I still want to be like him.

I like to call it Theoferrum.

GODSTEEL...



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