The concept of reckoning or to be more accurate reconcilaition refers to the process by which All things are not simply made right, as in an accounting principal (balanced) no this is much more intent and complete, it is a clean slate, it has been wiped clean a new fresh start. Why would we need a fresh clean start, why isnt forgiveness, love, and kindness enough.
We are not dealing with man, or a false idea of who God is. Let the words of Asaph ring TRUTH into our ears and understand the prophetic nature of God’s Word and discern the time in which we as a nation hang in the balance.
Starting in verse 1 “The MIGHTY One, GOD, The LORD SPEAKS and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets”.
Intially we discover that first God, The LORD is Mighty and there is NONE like Him. also, there is a rising and a setting, a completion of a term or cycle. The END of it.
“Our GOD comes and WILL NOT BE SILENT, a FIRE devours before Him, and around Him a tempest rages. He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that He may JUDGE His people. [Psalms 50:3-4] NIV
The timing now is not one of silence but of clear and concise bold confession. There must be a distinct noticaeable and tangible difference between those He is about to JUDGE. God is a “Consuming Fire” as noted throughout scripture. Abraham, Moses, Elijah, John, Peter, and Paul they all knew that He consumes that which is offered up to Him. The chaos is all around, but it is NOT near Him for He is not moved or shaken by anything, He is The One that does the shaking!
“Gather to ME My consecrated ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice”. [Ps 50:5]
A fire, a sacrifce, a consectrated – devoted offering made unto the LORD, establishes The TRUE Covenant. Not just those who provide lip service with discontent in their hearts.
“And the heavens proclaim His Righteousness, for GOD Himself IS Judge.” V6.
God alone established His standard so it is God alone that will determine and JUDGE rightly, in regards to the adherence and the value a person they themselves have placed upon it, His WORD. So we see a seperation occuring in the midst of the chaos, those that would follow the principles of God and those that would cast off their restraints and pursue pleasure (safety) unto their own destruction. Here in verses 16-22 God deals directly with those that think themselves wise in this world, and seemingly mock God and His Holy WORD. Some familiar names might pop in to your head as you read.
“But to the wicked, GOD says: “What right have you to recite MY LAWS or take MY COVENANT on your lips? You hate MY Instruction and cast MY WORDS behind you. When you see a theif, you join with him; you throw your lot in with adulterers. You use your mouth for evil and harness your tongue to deceit (lies). You speak continually against your brother and slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done and I kept silent; you thought I was altogether like you.
But I WILL REBUKE you and accuse you to your face.
CONSIDER this, you who forget GOD, or I will tear you to pieces with None to rescue.”
What an indictment against the “woke” “politically correct” “culture canceling” “religious-inclusiveness” and “race baiting” mantra of todays liberal left and demon-cratic party! Yes they pretend to stand up for God and even quote a scripture every now and again. How dare anyone think they can mock God and it will not return upon their own head. His Day of Reckoning is quickly approaching. And it would be wise to heed the WORDS of THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY..
Psalms 50:23 He who sacrifices Thank offerings honors me, and he Prepares the Way so that I MAY SHOW him the Salvation of GOD.
We as in ALL believers are called to Prepare The Way of the coming of The LORD, as Elijah/John the Baptist, we should be thankful for ALL Gods continued blessing and provision. And GOD Himself will reveal to us His Salvation.
A day is coming, it is not a pleasant day, but one of calamity and grief. The Day of Reckoning will reveal by fire what your house is made of.
The Way of salvation, God or Yah IS salvation, we call Him Yeshua or Jesus. Do you KNOW HIM?
Does it take a Prophet to see what is going on in the state, national, and even global geo-political spectrum to understand we are living in “Prophetic” times? We can and should be able to state the obvious We are Living in The Last Days, the days leading up to the following events for human history.
The Apostasy or “falling” away; as many so called self prophesed “christians” will conduct themselves in a more and more wordly fashion, nations will continue to sink lower and lower into “Depravity”. In the mean time God will be advancing His Kingdom for a final threshing for the The Great Harvest. Time to gather the grapes.
The Rapture or “taken/caught Up”; The Body of Christ (Bride) in the earth will be removed. The Body is the container of The Holy Spirit of God and will likewise be “taken” out of the Way to “reveal” the Lawless One.
The False Prophet and Messiah or global universal inclusive religion and the one that shall restore “order” from the chaos. He will bring “economic stability” and “peace” to the nations including The Covenant with Israel, preparing the way for the Third Temple. Which will bring about a psuedo peace for a moment in time, that appears on the surface to be “Utopia” on earth. This will be a short lived reign as the Lie and deception eventually comes to the light of day.
WAR will inevitiably return to the Middle East this time with ALL the nations, most noted will be Gog and Magog; Russia and Turkey, Assyria; Syria and Mosul, Babylon; Iraq and Iran, China 2 million man Army marches for the oil fileds. All turned toward Israel and Jerusalem in particular. The winepress of His fury has been filling the cup of judgement and destruction and is about to be released upon humankind.
A prophet does not need to see or hear that which has been already given. But to be a student and discerner of God’s WORD. To gain understanding to the revelation already revealed. The Prophet MUST be the intrument that sounds the alarm, that blows the shofar loudy for ALL to hear. The Watchman is the Standard for these End Times. To see and to discern, and to make known, the approaching condition as mans final days until all prophecy and scripture is fufilled.
Make hast and make ready, be watchful, and as obedient children of the “light” rescue as many as are held in darkness and captivity.
The Lord Bless you and keep you
The LORD make His FACE Shine upon you and be gracious to you
The LORD lift up His countenance to you and give you PEACE.
Is it risky as well as being found worthy, to become identified with a person, a group, or an ideal and to speak or to declare your choice boldly and courageously and then be willing to be known by that stance and that decree. In the Book of John the 8th chapter verses 12-47; Jesus testifies to the religious leadersip that their father (abba) was a Murderer, a Theif, and a Liar from the beginning. He referred to him as the devil/satan. That they didnt “know” God the Father (Abba) for if they had they would have known Him, the Christ. However shortly afterwards they confirmed in truth who was indeed their abba resulting in the identifying and labeling of their heritage.
After interrogating Jesus, Pilate offered to release a wicked man, who was known and imprisoned for being a liar, a thief, a murderer. His name “Barabbas” or Barabba, which means in Greek/Hebrew “son of my father”. When faced with the choice between releasing Jesus (YHWH is Salvation) whom being found innocent by Pilate, they choose him who represented their father, Barabbas. Thus sealing their destiny and declaring themselves the sons of their father the devil. [Matthew 27, Jn 18:40]
This is not an indictment of just the religious of the day, for we all have often made that same choice in less signifacant terms, however we presently find ourselves in a moment in time where we must make a hard choice of the two and declare who is Our Father, Our Abba, to whom we will be identified with. The other side is the side of the world, and its values and views, the one that rules that kingdom…bar abba…is seeking those for whom he may devour, to be his children of disobedience.
We must as believers answer the call and commit to the urgent task ahead as the early church did, that is this. Christ Jesus is about to return, and were moved (by the Spirit of God) to spread the Gospel. Reaching out in every nook and cranny of every town and city to redeem men for God, to fill His Storehouse!
Many prophetic scriptures point to a coming moment in time, when The LORD God Almighty will summon His Son, it is Time, Go and fetch your Bride from the earth. We will be harvested, that is gathered together unto Him. Into His Father’s House and be there with Him for eternity. I know of a certainty which Abba is mine and to whom I belong, which side of the Line I stand upon.
The LINE is not clouded nor obscurred, it is quite clearly seen by all. It is TIME my dear friend to choose your side as the Lord of Heaven declares in Rev. 3:14-16 paraphrased here slightly …I wish you were either HOT or COLD but since you are Lukewarm I will vomit you out! No longer can we straddle the LINE, one foot in the world with one foot in the kingdom of God. There is no longer any “gray” area, a middle of the road faith or Christianity. It is time to be ALL IN!
What is the purpose of life? What is the purpose of man? Are we all that there is in the galaxy, the universe? These questions have been pondered and asked through the millenia of mans existence. So is there an answer to these fundamental and essential inquiries? I would like to take a moment to address and contemplate possible answers and or perspectives to these monumental questions.
Let’s first look at man, to be more specific humanity. We are much like all the other creatures we share this planet with yet we are completely different in the sense we have the unquie ability to alter and change our environment and our understanding. So man is of this planet yet something mysteriously seems to demand that we are so much more than our co-inhabitants.
The Bible tells us that we like the animals of the field, came from the dust of the ground, so chemically we are made of the same biological material, yet every system and kind is unique to its very own species, the same is true as for fruit and or green herb bearing seed, the ability to reproduce; that is to replicate its species. So what really makes man totaly uniquie MUST be found in the following passage; …Genesis 2:7″ -The LORD God… breathed into him the “breath of life” (breath or spirit: Ruach in Hebrew is the word for the Holy Spirit )and man became a “living” soul. This “soul” or conscience being is what is described as in God’s likeness, and in His image and he was ALIVE living in God’s presence. Not one of the rest of ALL the species in all of the abundance of Life on this planet was given this same quality. So if the Bible is true, in regards to our uniquness at the time of creation, then it might help us to explain some of the questions mentioned above. So it is from that perspective and platform which we shall embark to derive for some concludable answer to these same inquiries.
Two events occurred in the Book of Genesis [2:16,17] [3:1-24] that also need to be mentioned and briefly expounded upon. Firstly, lets take look at The Tree of The “Knowledge” of Good and Evil, and The Tree of Life. This is really the “genesis” or the beginning of Understanding to answering our questions. In summary God had told mankind (Adam=man/Eve=all man comes from) they could not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or they would surely die. The “serpent” subtly and manipulatively deceived them into “corruption” and death came into the world, this death is mostly applied to the death as in now being seperated from God and our “conscience being” no longer in God’s image but rather in the image of the “serpent”, the image of “a corrupted entity”. So from the very beginning of our existence we have been engaged in this turmoil of which image we desire to choose for ourselves. An image of corruption or the image of God that fashioned us. Lets define this corrupt image as sin, and define the God image as Righteous. The Tree of the “Knowledge” of good and evil vs. The Tree of Life. As soon as mankind made the choice of the “corrupt” tree God instantly placed a barrier to the Tree of Life, so that mankind could not eat of it and be forever lost in and to “corruption” sin. Almost like it was scripted, the plan was laid out for how God would provide a “WAY” for mankind to be re-established in “TRUTH” and Righteousness and eat freely from The Tree of “LIFE”. Now for the Second event in Genesis, that will hopefully leads to the answers we seek. After corrupting themsleves mankind and the earth itself was sentenced to produce hardships and burdensome labor to include child bearing in agony simply to receive that which was once provided freely from the earth. Also this, The LORD God declared this sentence upon the “Corrupt serpent” a human being (man) shall crush his head and the serpent shall bruise his heel. Now we are beginning to see a strategy and plan unfold throughout the course of human history, the plan we shall call “The Scarlet Thread of Redemption” its purpose is for God himself to provide a sacrifice in order to redeem a corrupted species and be restored not only to its original condition, but elevated beyond anything anyone other than the “serpant” fully could comprehend. Eternity in Glory with The LORD God, The Creator of All things.
To put this plan into action would require nations, kings and kingdoms and millenia as well as implementing covenants, timing, and execution of the plan, to go from The Garden, thoughout human history up til today. The Lord God laid out His redemptive plan and allowed humans their very own part to play in His divine strategy. It is For mankind, and implemened through mankind, but make certain to note that it is God’s plan. It is declared in scripture through the psalter as follows. Psalms 8:4,5 & Hebrews 2:6-7 “Who is man that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you care for him. You made him (mankind) a little lower (made of dust/dirt) than the angels (spiritual entities of such is the “serpent”) and crowned him with Glory and Honor”. And again in Hebrews 1:5 “To which of the angels did God ever say You are my Son;”… finally in Philippians 2:6-11 v.9 “…God has given him THE name (Ha Shem) which is above evey name…”.
So here we see the glimpse of the Grand Prize and the answers to our questions.
Who is man?
We are and were created not only in the image of our Creator- LORD God, but we were destined from the dust of the earth to inherit a place among the immortal glorious beings in an undescribale glorious kingdom. Not only as residents but as Heirs of The Way The Truth and The Life, The only begotten Son of God and Son of Man. As joint heirs we find ourselves in a place of relational authority which is higher than that of the created Angelic Host. To this end, which is why that old serpent the devil, Satan hates ALL of humanity and it bothers him not one tiny bit how he may deceive or blind or confuse the massess to their own ruin and destruction for he knows his own fate. He also knows quite well the Glory that awaits for those that would Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness. We shall become that which he forefeited by his rebellion, The Instruments of Praise and Worhip to the Only True God and King.
What is our purpose?
To make known to as many as would believe “The Scarlet Thread of Redemption”. Which is none other than this; The Lord God provided Himself a sacrificial lamb, by whose blood there is complete, not only removal of the “corrupted” image – sin, but a restoration of the True image we were created for; Fellowship and relationship with Our God and His Kingdom of Righteousness, it is not earned or worked for, nor can it be purchased it is simply confirmed by the commitment of your heart and soul.
Are we alone?
Obviously we are not alone, as hosts of angelic beings are described throughout all of scripture (in Hebrew they are called the “bena ha Elohim” or sons of god in Genesis 6 and Job 1) and are on both sides of the battlefield, and make NO MISTAKE about it it is a battlefield, and the War being waged is for the “Redemption of the Souls of mankind”.
We do not see all that there is to see in Truth, only what these natural eyes can see.
Eyes have not seen nor ears heard what awaits in store for those that hear His voice and endure with patience and long suffering, until ALL is completed that has been declared from the beginning.
The Grand Prize is this. Jesus of Nazereth who for the joy and Glory that awaited him on the other side endured the Cross, we get to encounter and partake in this Glory and in this Kingdom. He made the plan. He established the Covenants, He came in the Flesh, He paid the price, He has redeemed us from corruption into glory. He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life and He gives us access to The Tree of Life.
There are dimensions or realms and spiritual entities at work all around us both for good and for evil. If we do not embrace the Truth, we will then never be able to engage in the battle. And if we never do either we will never get to experience the joy that is The Grand Prize. Only observe it as we fall into damnation with that old “serpent”.
The choice as it always comes down to, which tree do you wish to eat from and which image do you desire? Choose you this day whom you shall serve, make it a wise choice for today could impact eternity not only for yourself but for anyone you encounter.
GOD Bless each and everyone of you, and I thank you taking time to read my blogs, and above all else I hope it speaks to your soul.
Many times throughout history peoples and nations have been attempting to memorialize the actions and conduct of a person, a group, or even certain events both tragic as well as awe inspiring.
In the Book of Joshua, as the nation of Israel was about to enter into “The Promised Land”, The LORD God instructed Joshua that when they crossed the river Jordan they were to take 12 stones ( 1 for each of the 12 tribes of the nation of Israel) from the middle of the river and set up a monument as a memorial to future generations to see and inquire as to the meaning thus paving the way to ensure events are never lost or forgotten.
In America in recent years we have seen historical monuments and statues removed and torn down. This was not done so that as a nation we might dialogue about the past and the meanings of such, rather it was to re-write the historical narrative to fit an unholy agenda. I say it is unholy because I believe it is to weaken the foundational pillars of the Nation to “fundamentally transform it” into something that it was not created nor ever intended to pursue: Socialism. If we as a Nation do not hold onto our Memorials, foundations, our tributary icons we will have witnessed the abolishment of Liberty itself in America, and that is UNHOLY!
We as Americans have a day set apart on our annual calendar to pay tribute to, to remember, to reflect upon, and to strive towards fruition of this ideal; Memorial Day! Is it just a day off work? Is it another reason to have a bbq picnic? How many Americans even know what Memorial Day represents?
Memorial Day is the day when we as a Nation are suppossed to honor ALL that have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for the ideal that Our nation was founded upon. The ideal of Liberty. Liberty is not a foreign concept for as God instructed Joshua in regards to the stones from the river, this was in response to the Liberty and freedom they were about to enter into after four hundred years or tyranny, bondage, enslavement.
Liberty and freedom is The purpose and the goal to which ALL these have battled, bled, and died for. Starting with Jesus of Nazareth through the millenia many good and noble people of character have given of themselves that “last full measure” of devotion to this cause. For there are only Two that have laid their life down so that you and I might know Liberty and Freedom; that is Jesus the Christ and every American patriot-soldier!
So as we Celebrate this Memorial Day, May 31, 2021 Do not let the day go by without talking about, discussing, and sharing the ideal for which they died… Liberty/Freedom!!!
Honor their great sacrifice, by striving to understand why another person would willingly lay down the preciousness of life so that others would walk in freedom.
Father God YOU are The Author of Liberty and Freedom, it is Your desire that none should be held captive by any ruler be it the devil or a tyrannical government. Grant us understanding to the cause of freedom and liberty so that we might share in the sacred preservation of that which so many have given so great a sacrifice. Walk with and empower each one of your children to promote, stand for , and if required be willing to offer ourselves on that sacred altar, that Memorial of LIBERTY!
When The Lord begins, and He IS beginning, to bring back that is to restore/rescue those that have been bound by satan, INTO His Marvelous Kingdom, laughter and JOY will fill our hearts, our mouth and tongue in unity will declare it!
Then the nations, the world around us; the eyes and ears of the witnesses around our daily lives will give Testimony to The Truth. Great are You LORD and Mighty are your works and deeds your exloits of Power over every thing!
Even the barren places, the wilderness will teem with life. Many there are that for many years have in earnest prayer watered and sown seed. Inspite of doubtfulness and sadness they continued their laborous toil, they have gown out in sorrow with tears, yet they will return with dancing and joyfullness bringing with them the fruit of their labor.
The Sheaves of Wheat are the Souls that will be Harvested in these Last Days!
Did you know the word IF is in 63 of the 66 books in the Bible according to Strong’s concordance (KJV), to which you might think, that is not so surprising or such a Big deal. We will look at IF in this context; an IF leading to a Then equaling A Promise (Blessing or cursing) which leads to a Reward or fruition (or the fruit borne) of that promise. Much hinges and is dependant upon that tiny two letter word IF.
If my people who are called by My Name…2 Chr. 7:14
IF you seek him….2 Chr. 15:2
If you do what is Right…Genesis 4:7
IF you listen carefully to what He says….Exodus 23:22
My son (daughter) IF you accept My Words….Pr. 2:1
In each of the above mentioned scripture refrence thare is A direct promise that is attached to the IF, you should and I highly recommend you read for yourself what those Promises are for your life. Well those are OT refrences and “We are not under The Law” as often is the justification by many Christians today, so lets look at some NT teaching. Since He changes NOT!
IF you knew the gift of God… Jn 4:10
Today IF you harden not your heart… , Acts 3:7,8
IF you Believe in your Heart and Confess with Your mouth that Jesus Christ IS LORD, and that God the Father raised Him from the Dead Then you too Shall be Saved. Ro. 10:9,10
ALL of The Bibles Promises of God are for ALL those that have put their Faith and Trust and Hope in Jesus (Yeshua) The Messiah. For ALL the promises of God in HIM are Yes and Amen.
When a country is “Rebellious” it has many rulers.
Do we have a “rebellious” country? Well if we were to analyze all the evidence that is afforded to us, then the answer is astoundingly YES.
We have politicians over stepping their assigned authority, we have laws not being enforced. Not that Law Enforcment is not doing their jobs, but are being prohibitted from executing their sworn duties. Yes we have an overwhelmingly “Rebellious”: political wing in power. And new laws or Executive Orders contrary to existing laws and Constitutional Rights are being implemented against its citizens. The people that are implementing this charade of “rebellion” are urging the counter culture “Revolution” as they want to refer to it as. To what are they “Rebelling” The Founding Principals of this Country, its foundations, its heritiage, its legacy, its future.
So Who is Running the Country? Certainly not the guy they have “placed” in The White House. The one who cannot complete a coherant thought, or seems to be on the verge of mental and or physical collapse. An elder abuse case should be brought against those that are coercing this man. Is it the VP? Perhaps, or is it a group of others? Lets look and consider some possibilities of who may be calling the shots “behind the veil”. Former President B. H. Obama; ok well he is on record as having stated he would like to run his third term from a basement, while just being the voice in the ear of the “stooge” in the Limelight…hmmm man that sure sounds eerily coincedental. Who else might be the Puppet Masters pulling the strings of the puppet president? Many have heard of George Soros, the CCP, the Illuminati, the Bilderburg Group, the Bohemian Grove Society, The Clinton’s, Gates, Fauci, and a host of others that have a Globalist Agenda. As stated above a “Rebellious” country has many rulers, we may never get to see their faces, we may know their names. The only solution for turning things around, to where we know…”Who is Running the Country”…We The People of These United States…, is to return to a Righteousness seeking Nation. To Repent of our seeking after wickedness and laughing at abominable detestible things. To seek after the God of The Bible, the true underlying foundation the cornerstone of this country. That is what has been the point of the “Rebellion”.
To close also in Proverbs 28:12,28 it says that “when the wicked rise to power men hide.” We cannot be those that hide, we must be likened unto the the ones mentioned in 28:1 “…but the RIGHTEOUS are as BOLD as a LION“. We are to be boldly Standing in direct oppostion to wicked men, and wickedness in EVERY realm, it is Our sacred duty!
I do not like to use the unbiblical term “Easter” for the observance of the single most important day in human history for it has in its origins the Pagan fertility goddess Ishtar. Yes, this is where we get the “bunny” and the “eggs” both symbols of fertility for the fertility goddess. So why do we celebrate this day on a Sunday and what does it have to do with of Jesus of Nazareth? We must look into the Jewish, not pagan, origins, to gain knowledge, to bring us to a place of understanding, that we might walk in Wisdom. To observe this holy and sacred day, with reverence and joyous celebration.
First lets look at the life, death, burial, and that “Resurrection Day“!!!
His Life; Born in the place of the ceremonial lambs in Bethlehem, Judea in the spring time at the time of the sacrificial lambs birthing. Laid in a manger and wrapped just like a ceremonial lamb. By age 12 knew he would be about His Fathers business and grew in wisdom and stature before God and man. Baptized by John in the River Jordan, began His 3 year ministry of healing the sick, bringing sight to the blind, and freeing those held in satanic bondage. He healed all manner of infirmities. And declared that the Kingdom of Heaven had come to earth. Finally He came to that ordained moment of time to fulfill more prophecy as He enters Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zech 9:9. To the shouts of praise!
Palm Sunday; Hosanna hosanna in the highest, his triumphal entry in through the “East Gate” prophetically declared by the prophet Ezekiel 44:1-3, and to the exact day by Daniel 9:25. As The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the WORLD, He needed to be inspected.
10th of Nisan (Abib) – 14th of Nisan (Abib) Exodus 12:1-7.
He was inspected for #4 days by the religious leaders in the temple area and by political leaders and found to be without flaw, worthy to be suited as the Lamb. The selected lamb was to be inspected by the priests to be found worthy for the “Passover” sacrifice.
Which on His last night he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane at the base of Mt of Olives: as it were great drops of blood, “Father if there be ..another way… let this cup pass from me, but not my will but yours be done”. Oh what kind of LOVE is this? (Mk.14:32,Lk22:39-44)
His Death; The Atoning sacrifice as The Passover Lamb, we read in the account it was time for the Passover Feast in Jerusalem. Mathew 27, John 19. Being flogged and scourged beyond anything we can fathom or comprehend He willingly went to The Cross, high and lifted up, yet even there He still fulfilling prophecy found enough strength and Grace to ask forgiveness to those that placed Him there (All Mankind) afterwards He gave up His spirit, and was verified to have died by the Roman Executionary Guard, by piercing His side. Followers and true believers sought permission to remove him and prepare Him for burial before sundown on the Sabbath (Friday evening-Saturday evening).
His Burial; Placed in an unused tomb, by Kings and by the poor, yes my dear friends fulfilling even more prophetic signs of The One. Scripture informs us of the deeds He conducted during his time in Death, Hell, and the Grave. Ministering to those in darkness and bound in chains til that final day.
Resurrection Day; This occurred on the “Third Day” which in that particular year, never a coincidence with The Lord! Early Sunday morning the day after the Sabbath Day (#7) which is day (#8). Eight is the number of New beginnings in Hebrew, just as in circumcision on the 8th day. Mathew 28, John 20.
To validate the sacrifice, the offering up of himself to fulfil the ordinances written and foreshadowing Him, God The Father raised Him to life in glorious manner, in an INSTANT the Light and Power of Heaven burst forth from within radiating outward. Raising this man Jesus (Yeshua) from death unto LIFE. Securing a Hope, for as many as would believe. He became The First Fruits The Wave offering. As Paul writes if Christ raised not from the dead, we are to be pitied above all men for we are still dead in our sins. But He Did raise from the dead and made Himself known and visible for 40 days, prior to departing to “Prepare” a place for His beloved, those that have put there faith in Him, The Acceptable Harvest of which The First Fruits offering was for.
I want to mention briefly the shroud of Turin. I do not want to mislead any so I will say this; I do not know nor do I claim anything about this cloth other than this interesting bit of information. There is an imaged burned, like an x-ray into the cloth and it replicates an amazing 3 dimensional view of “whomever” was wrapped in that linen. They have now created a life size carbon image of the shroud, it is described as that person being beaten so severely with over 600 wounds which were counted Bruised, wounded, pierced, and flesh torn, and afflicted . (Isaiah 53)
Passover was not the only observance that was symbolically fulfilled that weekend, Jewish Festivals of Unleavened Bread, First fruits- Wave Offering, were also completed by Yeshua. So let us, this season abandon the pagan playful games, reunite with the True symbolisms and meaning of this Amazing and Glorious Day.
From an Eternal Throne to a lowly manger
From the manger to The Cross
From The Cross to a tomb
From a tomb TO LIFE EVERLASTING in Radiant Glory!!!
That same glory awaits ALL that put their trust and faith in Him whose Name alone is Worthy of All our praise! Today if you would humble your Hearts and Hear The Spirits voice, accepting His Free gift of Grace and salvation. You too shall be SAVED
That was the question, and that is what it was ultimately called. This substance that was provided during a mass wandering for a mass of humanity. So what is this strange substance that fed the nation of Israelites as they wandered through the desert regions for forty, yes forty years. And was also enclosed in the Ark of The Covenant.
Manna; means; what is it? Exodus 16:4 God says He “will rain down Bread from heaven”. It was provided on a daily basis, and only enough for each person for one day, on the 6th day there was enough provided to last for two days through the Sabbath day so as not to have to labor for it, as an ordained day of rest. Psalms 78:23-25 says it was the “bread” of angels and the “grain” of heaven. Grain, bread very symbolic terms for whatever it was.
Grain to flour to Bread elements used for fellowship and memorial offerings in Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy, and The Bread of The Presence in The Tabernacle (the presence of whom?)…Let that rise for a moment in your ponderings.
Jesus referred to himself as the Bread of Heaven as well as The Bread of Life, so lets look at some BREAD besides that mentioned above. John 6:32-35
Feast of Unleavened Bread observed for 7 days prior to the Passover Feast.
Jesus the Word made flesh. When He, Jesus, was tempted by the devil in the account found in Mathew 4:4 a peculiar thing jumps out. The devil tries to get Jesus to make Bread, from a stone? Ok so what does stone represent; a hard heart of stone, the stone tablets on which The Ten Commandments were written, gravestones in the Kidron Valley? When stone or rock is crushed it becomes…dust…powder. Remember in Genesis The LORD GOD made man from the “dust” of the earth. Fine flour like powder was prescribed to be used in making the Bread offerings in the OT. Fine flour likened to dust. What about the Bread? Man shall not live by “Bread” alone but by every WORD spoken by the Mouth of God (Rhema) the spokenWORD. Was Jesus’ reply. That SpokenWORD is that WrittenWORD becoming flesh in the body of Jesus of Nazareth, who stated this is my body, as he broke the Unleavened Bread of the feast on the night he was betrayed. Take and eat of it he commanded Mt.26:26,Mk.14:22,Lk.22:19,1Cor.11:23-24. He also is on record of saying whoever will not eat of his flesh will in no ways enter the Kingdom of heaven. (Flesh=Body=Word=Bread)
So what is it? It is an understanding a “revelation” that we must have a complete confidence and TRUST in The Bread, that is The Father will nourish us through The Son, Jesus the Christ. That He alone is more than capable to provide all that we need. “Give US this Day our Daily Bread” (Mt.6:11). As we enter into this season of joyous celebration, take some time to remember that staple of Life, Bread.
In the personal, relational, communion (koinonia), and interactions and be partakers of and with Jesus our Great Redeemer The Living Bread, The Living Word.