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Priest and Prince


Continuing my series of posts concerning the male child of revelation, I wanted to focus on the 'mission' of this individual.

Notice that in revelation, he is pictured as being caught up to heaven. This is another reason why people believe that this is referring to Y'shua. However, with the ground work I have already laid, it is easy to see that it is not. And, besides this, there happens to be a passage of Scripture, in the Old Testament, that records this very event, prophetically.

In Zechariah 3, a picture is given of Joshua, the High Priest standing before the Lord. And Satan is there to accuse him. Joshua is clothed in filthy rags, which are stained with his own sins. This passage makes it clear that this individual is not the Lord Y'shua Messiah, for He was Sinless. He 'wore' our sins to the Cross, but when He ascended into Heaven, He was wearing His own blood, that pays for our sins. Also, Lucifer would not be able to accuse Y'shua of anything.

So, this individual is not Y'shua and this passage is still future. We know this for several reasons. First off, the passage states that He, 'will remove the guilt of this land in one day.' This is a future event that occurs during the course of the tribulation. It has never occurred before this time. As well, Joshua (and those with him) is described at being a man 'wondered' at, which is the same as saying that Joshua is a Sign of things to come. And this is fulfilled, when the male child is caught up to heaven, into the presence of the Lord.

As well, at that time, Lucifer follows the male child back up to heaven! If you look closely at chapter 12 of revelation, in verse 4 he is seen standing before the woman, which would be believing Israel -here on this earth. But then, in verse 7, he is seen in heaven fighting against Michael. Well, when did he leave earth to go back to heaven? It is obvious that he went after the male child to accuse him in God's presence. Then, he is cast out.

Here, in this passage, Joshua is pictured as a high priest for the people of Israel. He is not a High Priest like Y'shua is, but he is obviously a mortal that is in the position of a priest-just as the prince in Ezekiel is portrayed. And, by the way, his name - Joshua, would also be considered symbolical, and it calls to mind the Joshua that served after Moses. Which Joshua, just happened to be from the tribe of Ephraim.

But that is not all that Zechariah has to say. For, in the very next chapter, he goes on to describe Zerubbabel, who is one of those that stand with Joshua, as a Sign. First off, it is my opinion that Zerubbabel, is a corruption of another famous Hebrew name-Jerubbaal, which means 'he who contends with baal' and is a Symbolic name for Gideon.

Now, also note that Zerubbabel is a descendant of King David, hence he is the heir to the throne of his generation. And, he is associated to the Two Olive Branches (which we are sure are Moses and Elijah, who are to play a prominent role in the latter half of the tribulation, ministering to Israel in the wilderness- note also the very next chapter talks of a flying scroll bearing a curse).

So, here Zerubbabel , like Joshua, is a type of a future leader- and this from the tribe of Judah as a prince. And this is again the exact scenario that you have spelled out in Ezekiel 37, that this one individual will be from both Ephraim and Judah, becoming a prince and a priest, 'on his throne'.

But there is more still, for at the end of this chapter, it says that before Zerubbabel, a great mountain will become a plain. Well, ah, where does the mountain go. Doesn't this sound at all familiar to anyone other then me? For the Great High Priest Himself, the Messiah and only begotten Son of God, specifically said that if someone has the faith of a mustard seed (a small thing), that he could say unto this mountain, 'be thou removed and cast into the sea, and it will be done.'

Y'shua was making a reference back to this very passage in which the prince of the people, who God calls, and the people follow, will in the end days, say unto a mountain, be removed, and it will be done. Not because this individual is anything great, but because he serves a Great God!

And by the way, I believe that this verse is to be taken literally.

Kinda like asking for a comet...


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