The Loaf of Barley, The Bride of Christ

Studies

My Studies are based on God's appointed Feast; word studies and scripture study both in Hebrew and Greek, all approached with much prayer and fasting. All my studies point to future prophetic events such as: The Restoration of All Things, which must happen before the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord (Math 17, Mark 9, Acts 3, and Mal 4). Also the Feast of Weeks which was fullfilled by Christ at his first coming, which the corporate bride body will follow the head Christ in a like mannor -blue print pattern appearing to many for a period of 40 days following the "changing/transfiguration". This pattern is verified in my Songs of Solomon study, as well as found in the Feast of Weeks, where the Omer (measure) of barley is waved and lifted up and counted for 49 days.. in other word... all eyes are on the barley for 49 days! There are three confriming witness to the catching away/rapture of the bride during the feast of weeks. 1. Christ, 2. Songs of Solomon. 3. The Feast of Weeks- Loaf of Barley and Counting of the Omer.

Before the catching away/ translation or before the Great and Terrible Day of The Lord, the must be a type of Restoration of All Things. THis is not clearly taught from our pulpits. See my study and do your home work on this subject. See my video or audio teaching on this subject.

  •  THE 14 CLUES STUDY is based on the  catching away/day of visitation, which  appears to fall  during God's appointed Feast- the Feast of Weeks.
  • THE SONGS of Solomon is the marriage and the bridal Itineary.
  • The Restiution of All Things, is Restoring the Garden before the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.

Please Email me if you would like studies emailed to you. Please note: many of my studies have insights, I do not consider them doctrine; in many of them I am asking the question, making comparisons and trying to put the pieces to the puzzle together. All my studies are based on scripture and patterns that have been established in his word. I hope you are blessed.~ Lora

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OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

Posted by lora Guthrie on January 28, 2014 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

For it is written, if we are to preach the gospel we are to be living out the gospel message daily! Cor 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. Question? Are you living the gospel.

 Mathew 7:20 -21 "So then, you will know them by their fruits. 21"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.…

 A SUMMATION OF OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

 We believe the truly converted mature Christian resembles the following: Having repented and made Jesus their Lord and Savior and is actively following Him. They having been water baptized and also baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit with evidence of gifts of the Holy Spirit. Having an understanding of God's grace and striving to be obedient to the commandments of the Lord and not diminishing the least of the commandments, which is; to love God with all your heart mind and strength, denying self and loving their neighbor as their self, by considering their neighbors needs as their own just as the early church did under the teaching of the apostles, through the instruction of the HOLY SPIRIT. A truly converted Christian will be bearing fruit in bringing forth the great commission with signs that they are a believer, which is casting out demons, healing the sick, speaking with a new tongue, not becoming sickly*. Also visiting and helping the abandoned women, widow and fatherless children;** also testing false prophets, enduring persecution, spiritually rich, showing love, faith, service, enduring, abstaining from this world, keeping His word, not denying -THE NAME OF JESUS; turning away from those who have a form of godliness but are denying its power; always looking for his appearing and soon return.

 

 

*Mathew 28:18 and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them;

 

**(underlined)Rev 2-3- Seven Letters to the Seven Churches

 

Supporting scriptures below in detail.

 

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

 

THE WORD

 

We believe the Bible to be inspired of God; the infallible Word of God. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16. The Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instruction for the church must be based upon, and harmonize with, the Bible. It is to be read and studied by all men everywhere, and can only be clearly understood by those who are anointed by the Holy Spirit (1 John 2:27).... no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:20, 21).

 

(We use the KJV Bible as well as a Hebrew Roots Bible, because many new popular Bible versions leave out key words and intire scripture)

 

 

THE ONE TRUE GOD

 

We believe in the one ever-living, eternal God: infinite in power, Holy in nature, attributes and purpose; and possessing absolute, indivisible deity. This one true God has revealed Himself as Father, through His Son, in redemption; and as the Holy Spirit, by emanation. (1 Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; 2 Cor. 5:19; Joel 2:28). The Scripture does more than attempt to prove the existence of God; it asserts, assumes and declares that the knowledge of God is universal. (Romans 1:19, 21, 28, 32; 2:15). God is invisible, incorporeal, without parts, without body, and therefore free from all limitations. He is Spirit (John 4:24), and a spirit hath not flesh and bones. (Luke 24:39). The first of all the commandments is, hear, 0 Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord (Mark 12:29; Deut. 6:4). One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Eph. 4:6). This one true God manifested Himself in the Old Testament in diver’s ways; in the Son while He walked among men; as the Holy Spirit after the ascension.

 

 

THE SON OF GOD

 

The one true God, the Jehovah of the Old Testament, took upon Himself the form of man, and as the Son of man, was born of the virgin Mary. As Paul says and without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory (1 Timothy 3:16). He came unto His own, and His own received Him not (John 1:11). This one true God was manifest in the flesh, that is, in His Son Jesus Christ. . . God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. . . (2 Cor. 5:19). We believe that, . . in Him (Jesus) dwelled all the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Col. 2:9). For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell (Col. 1:19). Therefore, Jesus in His humanity was man; in His deity was and is God. His flesh was the lamb, or the sacrifice of God. He is the only mediator between God and man. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus on His Father's side was divine, on His mother's side, human; Thus, He was known as the Son of God and also the son of man, or the God-man. For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is accepted, which did put all things under Him (1 Cor. 15:27). And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all (1 Cor. 15:28). I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty (Rev. 1:8).

 

 

THE NAME

 

God used different titles, such as God Elohim, El Shaddai, Jehovah, and especially Jehovah Lord, the redemptive name in the Old Testament. unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: ... and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). This prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled when the Son of God was named, And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His People from their sins (Matt. 1:21). Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

 

 

 

REPENTANCE AND CONVERSION

 

Pardon and forgiveness of sins is obtained by genuine repentance, a confessing and forsaking of sins. We are justified by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1). John the Baptist preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and the Apostles emphasized it to both Jews and Gentiles. (Acts 2:38, 11:18, 17:30). The word repentance comes from several Greek words which mean, change of views and purpose, change of heart, change of mind, change of life, to transform, etc. Jesus said, -except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish (Luke 13:3). Luke 24:47 says, And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

 

 

BAPTISMS

 

TO BE SAVED ONE MUST BE BAPTIZED

 

 

Mar 16:16

He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.~ Jesus

 

 

WATER BAPTISM

 

The scriptural mode of baptism is immersion, and is only for those who have fully repented, having turned from their sins and a love of the world. It should be administered by a duly authorized minister of the Gospel, in obedience to the Word of God, and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to the Acts of the Apostles 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5; thus obeying and fulfilling Matthew 28:19.

 

 

TWO BAPTISMS: WATER AND HOLY SPIRT

 

 

Acts11:16

Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

 

 

Acts 19:2 -6 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

 

3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

 

4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

 

5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

 

6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

 

 

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said, ...He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. Jesus, in Acts 1:5, said, ...ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Luke tells us in Acts 2:4, they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues (languages), as the Spirit gave them utterance. The Holy Spirit is given to those who obey him;

 

And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him Acts 5:32.

 

The terms baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire, filled with the Holy Spirit, and the gift of the Holy Ghost are synonymous terms used interchangeably in the Bible. It is scriptural to expect all who receive the gift, filling, or baptism of the Holy Spirit to receive the same physical, initial sign of speaking with other tongues. The speaking with other tongues, as recorded in Acts 2:4, 10:46, and 19:6, and the gift of tongues, as explained in 1 Corinthians, chapters 12 and 14, are the same in essence, but different in use and purpose. The Lord, through the Prophet Joel, said, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; ... (Joel 2:28). Peter, in explaining this phenomenal experience, said, having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He (Jesus) hath shed forth this which ye now see and hear. (Acts 2:33). Further, ...The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (Acts 2:39).

 

 

The Holy Spirit given yestrday is also given today, because he has not changed!

 

8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Heb 13:8

 

 

We Believe in Spiritual Gifts Church Government

 

Spiritual Gifts and Church administration, divirisities and opperaion for today. 1 Cor 12:1-31

 

 

1Cr 12:28

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

 

 

Various Gifts for The Church:

 

 

1Cr.12:10

To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues

 

 

 

COMMUNION

 

On the night of our Lord's betrayal, He ate the Passover supper with His Apostles, after which He instituted the sacrament. "And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, this is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you." (Luke 22:19-20).

Paul instructed the church how to observe it (I Cor. 11:23-34).

 

 

 

EVIDENCE OF TRUE CONVERTION WILL PRODUCE FRUIT AND OBEDIENCE

 

TRUE CONVERSION IS OBEDIENCE AND BEARING FRUIT-

 

Many today loosely call themselves a Christian, the definition of a Christian is the following: The Greek word Χριστιανός (Christianos)—meaning "follower of Christ"—comes from Χριστός (Christos)—meaning "anointed one"[5]—with an adjectival ending borrowed from Latin to denote adhering to, or even belonging to, as in slave ownership. In the definition of Christian is following Christ, that is his teachings footsteps. This requires action on the behalf of the believer being that a "Christian" is a follower of Christ, following after his footsteps. The words of Jesus Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Jesus states, IF ANY MAN COME AFTER ME, he must do the following: denying self, and taking up his cross daily. There should be outward evidence of following Christ of fruit bearing and obedience. Obedience Striving to keep His Commandments- "Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams." 1 Sam 15:22. We believe that being a Christian is to not only believe in his name to be saved, but also be obedient to the calling

 

 

Obedience to the Call is Keeping the Commandments

 

The truly converted will be striving to keep his commandments!

 

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.... and in Jhn 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 1 Jo 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

 

A word of warning : Mat 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. and this verse...1Jo 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. He dwells in those who keeps HIS commandments,1Jo 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he inhim. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. We know we are his children and love him when we keep his commandments. 1Jo 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. A promise received in asking because we keep his commandments! 1Jo 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

 

 

CONSIDERING THE COST AND FOLLOWING CHRIST

 

SELLING WHAT ONE HAS AND DISTRUBITING TO THE POOR

 

True convesion for the rich yourg ruler required something. What Must I do to inherit eternal life? First keep commandments, secondly, sell what you have and give to the poor and follow him. Math 13: 44-46. The Rich Young Ruler (Matthew 19:16-30; Mark 10:17-31) 18And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 19And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. 20Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. 21And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. 22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. 23And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. 24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? 27And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.28Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

 

The overiding message of Jesus of the Kingdom of Heaven is selling what one has, they are found in The Parables -Mathew 13: vs.44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46 Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

 

 

FOLLOWING ONLY ONE MASTER

 

The truly converted will have one master-No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Mt 6:24

 

 

TRUE CONVERSION RESEMBLES THE EARLY CHURCH:

 

The truly converted will be moving in the Holy Spirit as the Holy Spirit moved in the early church, fellowshipping, daily and selling possessions so none lacked. Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

 

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all [men], as every man had need

 

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Acts 2:45-47

 

A WARNING: and to not tithe what Jesus has required is robbing from the store houses of God. Mal 3:7"From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of hosts. "But you say, 'How shall we return?' 8"Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings. 9"You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing Me, the whole nation of you!

 

 

BEARING FRUIT AND FORSAKING ALL

 

The truly converted will be forsaking all, following Christ may mean we have to leave our families. Mathew 19: 29 and Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

 

 

EVIDENCE OF MINISTRY WORK

 

BRINGING FORTH THE GREAT COMMISION, EVANGELISM

 

The Truly Convereted will be active and bringing forth the great commission-14Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Math 28:18-20

 

 

MINISTERING HEALING TO THE SICK AND DEMON POSSESSED

 

We believe that the converted, shall speak with a new tongue, cast out devils/demons and heal the sick, and NOT be sickly theselves! (Matthew 28:17And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

 

MINSITERING TO THE FATHERLESS AND WINDOW

 

The truly converted will reaching out to help the fatherless and widow. (note: In Hebrew widow means, abandoned women) 27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27.

 

NOT helping the widow or fatherless is oppressing them: Zechariah 7:9Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother: 10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.

 

 

THE LAST DAYS

 

LOOKING FOR HIS APPEARING

 

Our belief is the truly converted will be looking for his return. Titus 2:13

 

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

 

 

OVERCOMMING

 

Letters to the 7 Churces: Rev. 2-3

 

Our summation based on the 7 letters to the Church: If you test false prophets; endure persecution; reject Nicolaitan practices you are spiritually rich; remain faithful to Christ, you show love, faith, service, endurance; doing more now than before, stayed clean." You kept My Word, and did not deny My Name.( being obedient=keeping thy word).Rev 3:8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

 

 


TO PROFESSING CHRISTINS WHO ARE DISOBEDIENT TO THE GOSPEL AND DENY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT- We will turn away! 3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

 

Other ways of denying the Power of the Holy Spirit is to not trust him for a healing of sickness or a disease, but rather trusting and relying on pharmaceuticals for a healing. Pharmaceutical is an other word for Sorcery. We believe we are to turning away from soceries/pharmaceutical. In the New Testament, the word Sorceries in Greek is pharmacia ( Strongs Exhaustive Conconcordance G5331)

 

 

 

Rev 9:21 tells us that they did not repent of their "pharmaceuticals" Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries (pharmacetucls), nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

 

 

The merchants of the Earth decieved the nations with phamactucls.

 

Rev 18:23And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (Pharmacia) were all nations deceived.

 

 

So....

 

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Phill 2:12

 

The Naked Church, Ready to be Exposed andSpanked

Posted by lora Guthrie on September 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (1)

To listen to audio video click here Why is the Church Naked?The majority of the Church today is the Church of Laodicea: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased withgoods, and have need of nothing; andknowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Rev 3:17

A majority within the church are in deep trouble according to the above verse.

Why are they about to get spanked and exposed? And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes]. Luke 12:47

How do you know you are not in the church ofLaodicea? Mathew19:16-23 sums it up very clearly when the rich young ruler came to Jesus and asked him what might he do to have eternal life, Jesus quoted the commandments,  but took it one step further and said. “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Looking back at Rev 3:17 the Church of Laodicea, they said they were the church that was increased with goods, and had need of nothing. Do you fit within that catgory, if so here is a Question for you : Have you done ALL of what Jesus has required of you, as the rich man?  If you have done all things selling all, forsaking all to follow the Lord, then the Lord calls you perfect and you do not need to read beyond this first paragraph. If you have not sold your possessions, and forsaken all to follow him then take a closer looks at what he requires of us to inherit. Please keep in mind, these are not my words, but the Lords, and his words concerning our possessions are found in Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, as well as Acts. And in Acts we see the early church functioning properly in one accord (imagine that). Are you  apart of the church that is “naked and blind”? Read further…

One day  a man asked Jesus, how to obtaineternal life: 7 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?  

1.      Jesus told him first to keep thecommandments: 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

2.      The man had kept the commandments: (that means he loved God too, and his neighbor) 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

 

3.      Jesus loved this man, but Jesus found him lacking: 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven:and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

 

4.      The man went away sad and grieved, becausehe could not bring himself to selling his possessions. 22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

 

5.      DO YOU TRUST IN YOUR RICHES? It is hard forthe man who trusts in his riches to enter the kingdom of God: 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 

What does the above verse say??

How hard it is for them THAT TRUST IN THEIR RICHES TO ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD!

This man passed up the opportunity to eternal life because the Holy word of God told us that he was not willing to give up his great possessions to follow the Lord. This is a wake up call church. Are you willing to give up all your riches to follow the Lord?  Let us be reminded again of the Church of Laodicea: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; Rev 3:17(a)

But what does the Lord say about thischurch? and knowest not that thou art wretched,and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Rev 3:17(b)

Is Jesus coming for a wretched, miserable, poor, naked and blind bride? Does herequire more of this church?  YES!

What does he require? EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! EVERYTHING! Consider Jesus   conversation with Peter: 28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters,or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,  30 But he shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

WARNING: The Church is a state of denial, picking and choosing the scriptures that fit with their lifestyle and “comfort zone”.   When was the last time you heard a pastor, teacher, brother or sister tell you or remind you of the gospel message of….  NOT LAYING UP TREASURES for ourselves, but instead sell all that you have and giving to the poor!  Surly this message only applied to disciples,or the early church, right? No.  Most of you will have to stop reading soon, because it will hit to close to home.  Because selling our goods, homes and land, would be too much to ask, it is too radical and too extreme!  People would think you absolutely crazy, off your rocker, irresponsible.   I tell you, if your heart’s desire is to truly inherit the kingdom of God then keep reading and be blessed and understand clearly what is required of the Church.

 

 The Church needs a strong wakeup call because MORE action is required of us!  This study takes a clear look at what Jesus and the early church fathers said about our wealth, are goods, our homes our lands. I hope this study of the gospel message concerning the topic of our processions, homes and land will take root in your hearts and you will move into Holy Spirit led action.  Following the Messiah Yeshua is extreme! If I remember right he said, “take up your cross and follow me” What is a cross? It is death, it ispainful, it is suffocating it is not fun! He requires it of us.  Jesus also told us in Math 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air [have] nests; but theSon of man hath not where to lay [his] head.

  So Christ clearly told us we may not have a place to put our heads, or a place we call home if we follow him? (Choke, these are hard wordsto hear and consider)

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness!

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Mt 6:24

 

Recently I had a conversations witha believer: Interestingly enough I can have some awesome fellowship with believers and everything we are discussing is in agreement, until I mention the topic we are discussing now of…."forsaking all to follow the Lord"; all of a sudden I see their attitude and countenance change, this is a subject they think that does not apply to them, they think that they are pure and exempt from this scripture, after all they read and study the scriptures daily, they consider themselves the pride….  Opps, I mean the bride.

  Unless your faith and belief moves into action, nothing is accomplished for The Kingdoms sake, nothing is accomplished for God’s heavenly purpose and plans for you, and nothing is accomplished for anyone else for that matter;  and frankly those who are not being obedient  are hindering the body of Christ, because they are NOT doing  their part! This is the majority of the church!

 The other day I had a friend tell me, that they were not convicted of the scriptures to sell their goods, or things and give to the poor.  Although they are a student of The Word, perhaps they over look some of these KEY scriptures concerning our “possessions”. Are some of my dearest friends too in denial, maybe they have not taken the words of Jesus literal and applied the basic, simple, plain,clear, black and white gospel message of “sell what you have and give to the poor.”  

Don’t forget about the rich man who sought Jesus out, obviously believing in Jesus and his works, because he asked him how might he have eternal life. He told Jesus he kept the commandments of God. But Jesus said he still lacked. It was good to believe in Jesus, it was good to keep the commandments, but he was still found lacking!  Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor,and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.  Luke 18:18-25.

 Last night a dear sister in the Lord became furious with me on the phone when I told her what I was writing about the church of today is far from the church of Acts. I told her the church is ready to get disiplined .spanked because they had horded their goods. She did not like to hear this.   I simply told her this was the gospel message taught by Jesus and birthed with the early church.  She said the Holy Spirit would have to do an out pouring again for the church to sell their goods and lands and give to each other so that no one lacked. Many dear ones we love  think these things are  NOT required of us now! I  told my dear sister, that HOLY SPIRIT has been given, the Holy Spirit is here, he has not gone away, it is the church who picks and chooses the scriptures they want to choose, and it is the stingey self-indulgent church that has kept the Holy  Spirit at arm’s length.

 There is a price to pay for those who do not listen, the lord says in Luke 12:47 he will disciplines them and they will not be inheritors of HIS Kingdom.  In Rev 3:17 He calls them wretched, poor, miserable and blind! God means business! Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Is not the spirit of Elijah amongst us, a voice crying in the wilderness? Yes, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make all your ways straightand right before him”.  Do we have an obligation to the gospel to stand in this message and PROCLAIM it!  Should we shrink back from such an unpopular message? Never let it be!

I believe most of us would agree that the “Church” of today falls comfortably under the description of the Church of the Laodiceans. Rev 3:17

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Does this sound like our church today, at least the church in America? Absolutely the strong majority live in a home with running water, washer and dryer and at least a weeks’ worth of groceries in the pantry with desert  as well as snacks along with their  latest iphone and ipad, watching their favorite Netflix’s on their big screen in HD. Is that true, is this the majority of America? Is this the church too?

How many within the church body have done what is required of us by Jesus? What do the scriptures have to say concerning our possessions?  Are we the bride or not, are we going to inherit or not?  Looking at the early church and reflecting upon the early church fathers and converts we should consider and hopefully acton what is required of the believer then and now, today! Because Gods word is true, it has not changed; we cannot stand before him and make an excuse concerning what is required of us.  Here is the deal church…. “Bride of Christ”are you a stingy bride? Are you a self-centered, self-absorbed bride? Because our brothers and sisters are going out on the streets, living in cars, lacking food, gas, etc… while most of the “church” has an abundance of goods overflowing in their garages,  their closets, and 2nd homes. The bank accounts of most baby boomers are very comfortable, plump and cushy. There are many vacant rooms in your homes.  I know many brides of Christ and prophets who have forsaken all to follow the Lord and these brides who have brought you the word of the Lord, and  bring the pastors and churches the prophetic words of the Lord, which are the “right now word”;many of these servants are sleeping in their cars. Do you hear me church?  How is your 401K, how is your Portfolio? Our homesare overflowing with abundance? If you are overflowing with abundance or even alittle, the Lord requires of us, his church body to help our brothers and sisters and to give to the poor.  Jesus did not say give 10%, he said, sell all that you have, ALL that you have! (get that 10% thinking out of your mind, Jesus said sell all!)  Oh this is hard to swallow isn’t it? We are talking about selling our American dream of prosperity and wealth, our hard earned dollar!  Our savings, our dream homes, our vacation homes, are toys; boats, RV’s, our shopping fun money, our children’s and grandchildren’s inheritance, our security!  

WARNING: The reason I write this study is because I do not see the Church moving as the early church,and moving in the simple gospel messgae. Our HOMES are OURS, our money is OURS. What I see, and you too witness with me, is  that our plans for our monies,  our possessions,  our wealth and  our security do not fit and do not line up with the gospel message of Christ. Now what are we going to do about it? Continue as we have, or do as what the LORD requires of us?!  (NOTE: And besides it is NOT OURS, it is the LORDS!)

I know ayoung married couple they are both 24 years old, she is a teacher at a small Christian school and they tithe her entire pay check! They could buy a house, but for now they live in a tiny apartment. They give to a church who is in extreme outreach in their community.  The husband makes a modest living. They open their home many nights a week forfellowship and bible study.  Now this isthe gospel message, of giving! These are just kids, young people, starting out.

We live in America, a land of opportunity and prosperity. The standards of living for the average American would be considered very wealthy in other countries. Most of us have been rich young rulers over our money and possessions. Again, looking at this rich young ruler in Mark 10:21,  Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, takeup the cross, and follow me.

 Notice Jesus said sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, but also note, he said COME take up the cross and follow me.Taking up the cross, is putting to death your wants, your needs, your desires ,your dreams. Crucifying them!  Our dreams we surrender to the LORD, let ou rwill become His will! But doing so is like a slow death, like the cross.Jesus knows it is not easy to forsake all, he knows it is hard to follow him,and that it is not comfortable. He calls it “taking up the cross…. to follow him!”

 

The gospel has not changed; the example was set by Jesus, his disciples who became apostles to the early church, who bore a living witness and example on how weare to live our lives.  Should we be having this discussion? No, but apparently we have digressed.  As a country that was established under God, we have bought the lie of the “American Dream”, the dream of abundance and wealth for ourselves. It is NOT about “us”, it is about the body of Christ, about the gospel message of serving and loving others, our neighbors, sharing, giving pouring out to them! Jesus said, But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Mathew 23:11.

 

 Are we so blind, how come we cannot serve our brothers and sisters in Christ who are living under bridges, in their cars, while we live in our cozy homes, with empty rooms, and overflowing pantries and full garages? We are well protected from the elements, but are they?  Is this the gospel message of Christ? Never! What about the bride body who is NOT out on the street,  but they are hardlymaking it, little food for their children, and little gas? Do we turn our heads and plan our next vacation or decide which restaurant we are going to go to tonight and LIVE IT UP?!  

What about our beautiful cars, or abundance of cars with all the bells and whistles? Or our latest techno gadgets, big screens, and vacation plans, and RV toys? We as a church have fed our gluttonous desires for things, many things,we have a “feed me attitude”, indulge me attitude, and we have poured this upon our children and grandchildren until they are spoiled!  And in doing so, we have unknowingly attempted to exalt ourselves, to entertain our families, our selves, to live and to be“comfortable”.  We have had our nice homes, nice manicured neighborhoods, nice cars, nice restaurants.  I should know, I lived in one such neighborhood.  Do you know what I use to do for a living? I was an interior designer!  I know what self-indulgence looks like in its highest ugliest form.  I worked for the wealthy of the wealthy and I became very comfortable!  I had a dream home, a Benz, many nice vacations, gorgeous clothes, gold, silver, money in the bank! But stop, put the brakes on. was I being obedient to the word of God? I thought nothing of having abundance, after all God had blessed me!    Without knowing it, I had placed myself in a position to lose my own bride-ship and my “inheritance”with the LORD Mt.16:19-23!  Remember Jesus told the wealthy man to sell his possessions and take up their cross and follow him. Geezzz did that mean me too? Surly not??? Yes, me too, and YOU TOO!  The Holy Spirit told me one day to, “sell itall!  I did lots of chokes, choke...choke,sniffle, sniffle… but Lord?  YES, SELL IT ALL! 

We as a bride body majority have been exulting oneself with our goods and comforts, achievements and financial security.   For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.  Luke 14:11

 Do you know that selling your homes, lands and possessions should NOT be a rare occasion, this should not be a “big deal”; TRULY this is the “standard set by Christ for the church to follow, and this is required of us

What would our neighborhoods, our cities,   our country, our world look like if we as believers sold our possessions and help our neighbors?  What would it look like if America alone held one big garage sale and got rid of their accumulated goods and gave them to their local outreach, or neighbors who are in need?  Do you know that neighborhoods, cities, states, countries and the world would be changed if we as a church body desired to be obedient to the scriptures. Why has this not happened yet?  Because America and the Church is self-centered, selfish, they have EARNED their JUNK and they do not want to part with it. Besides most of the church says that homeless guy on the street needs to get a job.  I say, “Do you know that homeless guys story”? Have you walked in his shoes? Jesus says if he asks for your shirt you are to give him your coat. Are we doing that? Are you giving more than what is required of you? I am not necessarily  telling you to give to your local church or pastor, so their multi-million dollar building program so that it can attract more people and be more seeker friendly.  The church doors are locked during the week, and while the homeless lay under the brides in the extreme heat or freezing weather and through extreme storms,meanwhile these storms hit, these beautiful white washed tombs of churches remain empty, reaching out to NO ONE, this is a CRIME! A Crime against humanity and a majority of the churches are empty in every city across America.  This has to stop people, church, we must doour part. Even if the homeless could tent up on church ground it would bebetter than by the rail tracks.  The churches say their insurance companies will not let them have homeless peopleon their property.  I have tried to talk to these churches for the homeless, and it is like hitting a wall. Here is the deal, the insurance companies are NOT our security, the LORD is!   

 

What must one do to have eternal life? This is a black and white message for the church. Mathew 19:16-23 sums it up very clearly when the rich man came to Jesus and asked him what might he do to have eternal life, Jesus quoted the commandments,  but took it one step further and said. “Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor,and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” (Scripture below for full context)

Master, what must I do to have eternal life?  Jesus said, keep the commandments, and Jesussaid if thou will be PERFECT… 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, andthou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 

Do you want to be perfect? Do we have eyes to see and ears to hear this message? Jesus said to be perfect we must sell our things and giveto the poor. 

And then Jesus really shakes things up by saying this…..

29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shallinherit everlasting life.30 But many that are first shall be last; and the lastshall be first.

How many in the church ignor this verse, or even know this verse exist?

Our inheritance is tied to forsaking all and following him! What does Jesus ask us toforsake?  It is the very things that our closest to our hearts, starting first with brothers and sisters, then ourparents, and if that isn’t enough he asks us to forsake our spouses and children to follow him, as well as our lands, which is property, homes and possessions. Do not get me wrong, we are not to walk off and abandon everyone, we must be called out, we mus tbe willing if he calls us and sends us some where. We must position our self to let him use us as he wills; giving our possessions and abundance of goods to help the needy and poor.

 

Joseph was sent out, remember God is about restoration, and Joseph was restored to his family. One of the last great end times moves of the church body is Elijah will come and restore the hearts ofthe children to the fathers and the fathers to the children. Ma 17, Mk 9,Mal 4.

God is all about restoration, but he also lets us know that it may cost us everything to follow him, and at the very least he will test us in this.  I from experience have been tested on a number of occasions as he has led me out of state and country on his business. Many tears flowed, I did not want to leave, but I was called, I was sent. I know he tested me and tried me. There were times I did not know if  I was coming back, I was scared, but I went, and his peace went with me, and I moved with him as he led me. My family was scared for me; they contended with me, they did not understand what the Lord had asked of me.  The Lord in his mercy allowed me to come homeand restore me back to my family.  But some he sends out do not come home, like many of the early church and the apostles laid down their life unto death. Laying down our life, so that one or some others may come to salvation in the Lord. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die:yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. Rm 5:17.

Loving our neighbors is loving ourselves.  Jesus said unto him,Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thyneighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.  Mt. 22:37-40

 

These two commandments that Jesus has gives us is pretty plain and clear; loving our neighbor as our self requires action! Action people! Where is the action in the church? Not only are the majority of our churches closed up during the week and not helping, but our homes remained filled and cluttered with an abundance ofour goods, our junk.  Our homes have empty rooms, while our neighbor is out on the street.  Remember our neighbor is not only our brother and sister in Christ, but those around us, those in our home towns, these are ourneighbors; our neighbors, our sister cities, or even our neighboring sistercountries.  Do not forget, our neighborsare those who have been made in the image of GOD!  These are those we are to love as ourselves.  Who is our example? Christ, the early church.What happened with the early church after Pentecost? They were with oneaccord, they moved as one functioning body!

 

NOTE and DISCLAIMER:What about laying down your life for a wretched soul? John Newton was such a wretched man, who finally came to the Lord. He ended up penning one of the most famous hymns in the world,  Amazing Grace.  We are sent to a wretched world, with wretched people, we were once one of those wretches and in many ways we still are a wretch. And daily we are reminded of our sin nature and our need for OUR Savior.  Expect to help the wretched men, the scoundrels of this world, the Lord desires their hearts too! Peter was one of them too,but he became one of the founding church fathers!

 

Be blessed and encouraged about what the early church did daily.  Acts 4:32-35  32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all [men], as every man had need

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. Acts 2:45-47

Most of the Church does not want to give up their goods because they are fearful, they do not know or believe that the LORD will fully provide for them.  But what does Jesus say about this In Luke chapter 12.  He will provide for us if we seek his kingdom first, doing so we provide for ourselves through the father purses/wallets that do not wear out . If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, andtomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more [will he clothe] you, O ye of little faith? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neitherbe ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: andyour Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.Fear not, little flock; forit is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, atreasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neithermoth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning; And ye yourselves like untomen that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed [are]those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily  Isay unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom [his] lord shall make ruler over hishousehold, to give [them their] portion of meat in due season? Blessed [is] that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall findso doing.(Whenthe Lord returns he wants to find us in obedience.  This what he requires of us, as he laid itout to the disciples, forsake all, watch and be ready for his return )Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him rulerover all that he hath.  And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not [himself], neitherdid according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes]. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, (I call this a spanking, a disciplinary action)  shall be beaten with few [stripes]. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required:and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.  Lk 12:28-48 (inother words our reliance will and must be more on the Lord.

Rememberthe story of the rich man and the beggar Lazarus? I will summarize it: all Lazarus desired was to be fed the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table.Lazarus died, and was carried by the angels to the bosom of Abraham. The richman died and was buried and went to Hell where he was tormented.  The rich man desired Lazarus to go back andwarn his father and brothers, but Abraham, said you had the prophets who toldyou and you did not listen to them.  Luke16:19-31

Again with Lazarus and the rich man, or the rich man that Jesus spoke to earlier inthis study who kept the commandments and whom Jesus loved. Neither rich man with great possessions was willing to sell what they had, and help the poor.Even Abraham said to the rich man in Luke 16:25, you spent a life time receiving goods! Now this rich man has to pay for it as he is tormented because he did not help, but lived in comfort.  

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Luke 16:31 (entire parable below)

In closing, unless we have done all that we can to further the gospel, we have not done enough. Our perfect example is Christ and the early church. We are without excuse. I pray that we all take personal inventory with our possessions, and see what the Holy Spirit would have us do concerning them. If you do not think these scriptures apply to you and you are exempt from them then you are deceived. Not ONE of us is exempt from what the Lord requires of us. Serving the Lord is not easy, Jesus calls it, “taking up your cross and following me.”Remember the cross is painful, it is slow death, and it requires everything of us. Some may think this is a dismal message, but no, the good news is you have eternal life, you inherit, and you will have treasures in Heaven… even 100 fold! And….better yet, just like the early church, we as a body will move in one accord, breaking bread daily, and adding to our numbers! Selfless acts produce KINGDOME INHERITANCE for MANY!

Scripture on Lazarus and the rich man Luke-19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purpleand fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:20 And therewas a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table:moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.22 And it came topass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom:the rich man also died, and was buried;23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy onme, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, andlikewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.26 Andbeside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore,father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house:28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come intothis place of torment.29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they bepersuaded, though one rose from the dead.

 

THE RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS? Restoring the Garden Before The Great and Terrible Day of the Lord

Posted by lora Guthrie on August 19, 2011 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 By, Lora Jeffries Shipley

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 A "strong delusion" has come over the Church and has blinded many to the truth and meaning of “The Restitution of All things”,which must happen first before the coming of the Lord and the great andterrible day of the Lord! 

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. 20And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:  21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which Godhath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

A new season is upon the Church, a season that all of creation has groaned for, the times of refreshing is coming, and the restoration of all things is before us!

 Many do not understand what Jesus, Peter and Malachi the prophet spoke of concerningthe “restitution of all things”. We as a body have fallen short in our study and understanding  the “restitution of all things” .

Few Christians search  the matters and mysteries of the scriptures…..Prov. 25:2 says,"It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter. Unfortunately, the majority of the Church has chosen to follow religion and doctrines of men instead of what is written clearly in the scriptures concerning the “restitution of all things”.  A strong delusion has come over the Church and has blinded many to the truth and meaning andunderstanding of “The restitution of All things”, which must happen first beforethe coming of the Lord and the great and terrible day of the Lord! 

 Peter proclaims in Acts 3  and all who have ears to hear the Spirit's voice that there is coming a time of  restitution of ALL THINGS  and reconciliation in  whether they be things in heaven, things inearth, or things under the earth.

Jesus Christ cannot set foot on this earth until the restoration of all things!

20And he shall send Jesus Christ,which before was preached unto you:  21Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things  Acts 3:19-21

 

Also in Malachi 4:1-3 confirms there must be a "restoration of all things" before the greatand dreadful day of the Lord. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers,

Malachi 4 Elijah the prophet must come first; the Sun of Righteous arises with Healing in his wings Mal 4: 1For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. 4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horebfor all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart ofthe children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with acurse.

Malachi4:1-3, confirms there must be a "restoration of all things" before He sets foot on earth, before the great and dreadful day of the Lord! This verse is linked to Acts 3:19, Mark 9, Mathew 17 too, which we will examine further.

The Hebrew word for restoration of all things is just that, restoring things to the former state before the fall of Adam! The Restitution of all things:1) restoration a) of a true theocracy b)of the perfect state before the fall From Stongs G600: ) to restore to itsformer state 2) to be in its former state.

The verses on: Restore all things:

·       Mat 17:11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.

·        Mar 9:11, 12 and they asked him, saying, why say the scribes that Elias must first come? And he answered and told them, Eliasverily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written ofthe Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.

·        Act 3:19 -21 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times ofrefreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, whichGod hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

The "times of refreshing " and "the restitution of all things must happen before the coming of the Lord, and the tribulation there MUST be a times of refreshing, this must be prior to the catching away of the bride. Acts 3:19-21

1.     Times of Refreshing shall come

2.     HE shall send Jesus Christ (after the restitution of all things)

3.      Whom the Heavens must receive until the times of restitution of all things (the former state of the  Garden)

The “Restitution of All Things” is restoring the former state before the fall of man, before he comes.  Who teaches such things today? Well Jesus did,and the prophets from the beginning did! We must first understand is; God had an ultimate dream and it was that Man and Women  would walk as ONE in Him with the"choice to choose good over evil. Adam and Eve fell short, and God's dream has not been yet been fulfilled.  Acts 3:21 Tell us…. And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preachedunto you: Whom the heaven must receiveuntil the times of restitution of all things, whichGod hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

The fulfillment of God's ultimate dream is the restoring all things back to its former state, before the fall! God’s ultimate dream will be man and women walking as ONE in HIM in a type of garden relationship, choosing holiness and righteousness over evil.....Which is the fulfillment of HIS dream, which was HIS perfect plan from the foundations of the Earth!  There must be an absolute fulfillment and restoring the former state of the Garden before the Coming of the Lord. The gospels as well as the prophets verify this "restoration of all things". Acts 3:21, Math 17:11. Mal 4:5,6  this happens after the "times of refreshing",  Acts 3:20.

When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. 2 Thess 1:20

 The “restoration of all things” is declaring the end from the beginning.  We are also told in Isaiah he will declare the end from the beginning.  Isa 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times [the things] that are not [yet] done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:  The things not yet done, is the restoring of the former state before the fall, which MUST happen, before the return of Christ, again  this is Jesus own words! Mathew 17, Mark 9.

Ultimately God will have his dream fulfilled; The Garden must be restored…. This is the restoration of the former state of the garden before the fall. The "restoration of ALL things" must precede his judgment Malachi 4.

 Why must the former garden glory befulfilled first? Because God must be true to his nature, the garden of Eden was not a failure even though man/Adam fell short through sin; God will show all ofcreation that man and women can fulfill the Garden Glory of Eden; He will give man and women the opportunity through the blood of Jesus, HIs resurrection and through the giving of the Holy Ghost that they can and will walk in places with HIM  as ONE FLESH, MOVING as ONE in HIM, having dominion over all creatures and creation!  God must complete what was started in the garden thousands of years ago; this is why the “restitution of ALL things” must happen before the great and terrible day of the Lord.  This is also called the times of refreshing.

 Jesus said Elijah will come first and "restore all things"!  Notice Jesus did not say Elijah would restore some things, not just the hearts of the children to their fathers and vice- versa, but the "restoration of all things"! This would include the garden glory before the fall. This statement is hard to get a grasp on for two reasons; these words “restitutionof all things” have not been broken down and explored at any great deepth within the church past or present! The second reason is all mankind has have ever known is a fallen world.

  Our greatest witness to the restoration of all things is Jesus  own words in Mat 17:11, and Mar 9:11,12   he confirms and verified the words of Malachi the prophet, the Restoration of Allthings is the former state of the Garden, this was and is God’s dream, and his plan for ALL MANKIND. Do not confuse the restoration of all things with the Millennial Reign, the scriptures clearly state that these things must happen before the coming of the lord and the great and terrible dayof the Lord.

As we know only few in the church have been looking for a catching away/rapture, even those who are looking for his return do not  have an understanding of “the restoration of all things”

 Question for the church? If the bride is removed prior to the restoration of all things, then there is a problem, how can God restore all things if the bride is gone? He cannot, the garden consist of those who have overcome sin, choose to flee from sin and be holy because he is holy, not that they are perfect, but these are those that choose to run from sin, we see in the seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 it is the overcomer who will eat from the Paradise of GOD ( the Restored Garden) also, notice closely in Ephesians key words, he might, and they should be holy…. Eph 5:27 That he migh tpresent it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or anysuch thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

The choice is up to the individual, to choose to come out of sin throughovercoming. This company of overcomers will walk in a restored garden statebefore the coming of the Lord and before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: Mal 4.

Malachi 4:2 goes on to tellus that this company of overcomers who fear the lord will have receive healingv(restoration) from the Sun of Righteousness, 2vBut unto you thatfear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings;  and this group ofvovercomers will vs. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet inthe day!  The Garden Restoration of all things occurs prior before this great and terrible day of the Lord, because those who fear the name of the lord will be healed, restored, and tread down the wickedunder the souls of their feet.

The restoration process is still before us!  God’s ultimate dream of man and women moving as one in HIM walking with HIM will be  COMPLETE….because of the finished work of the cross and giving of the Holy Ghost andthose overcoming saints  who fear the name of the Lord, He promises healing and restoration of all things!

The Garden Glory  is dwelling as onewith the LORD known also as El Shaddai, His El Shaddai names means all bountiful and provision. The restored garden will consist of those men and womenwho will have chosen to come out of sin, letting Christ in them become victorious overcomers! Rev 2:7 he that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; to him that overcomethwill I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradiseof God.  In this verse,“paradise of God” in Strongs G3857  Exhaustive concordance states  the following: 2) a garden, pleasure ground 4) According to the early church Fathers, the paradise in which our firstparents dwelt before the fall still exists, neither on the earth or in theheavens, but above and beyond the world. (is this the gateway to the garden of Eden that has been sealed since the fall?)

The times of refreshing, and the restoration of all thing, which is the restored garden, must happen beforethe great and terrible day of the Lord, many will have a chance to walk in this former state garden glory with El Shaddai..  Eph 4:13 gives us a good look at what this willlook like in the body of Christ. Till we all come inthe unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto aperfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:  So, wehave this promise of the measure of the very stature and the absolute fullnessof Christ be fully formed in us, and then he will pour forth the "times of refreshing" and brings in the" restitution of all things".

What started in the garden …..must end with the garden,  and "choice" is still an option, where man and women stillhave the choice and option to sin, and do not, why? Because they have tastedsin and have seen the effects of sin, and once they have tasted the restored garden glory with El Shaddai the choice will be to stay in the garden and NOT to fall into sin, knowing the consequences of sin, hating sin!

The question is do we have a pattern for this in thescripture? Yes, Yeshua, He is our perfect example! Remember patterns inscripture are called similitudes and are considered prophecy, Hosea 12:10.  So Jesus is the pattern or similitude of Adam he is known and called in the scriptures as the 2nd Adam 1 Cr15:45, who also knew the glory of God before the foundations of the world, and after taking on the form of man, he choose towalk in holiness; He was tempted by Satan, but He unlike Adam over came temptation Mat11:5 .  Remember Jesus is the head, and theovercoming bride/church is the body, now the bride/ body will walk in the footsteps of the Head which is  Jesus the 2nd Adam.  Just as the hands and feet of Jesus walked and brought restoration to those whom he touched, not  some he touched, but all he touched; Jesus was not hit and miss on his healing and restorations! The Seas, the wind, the disease and death obeyed him!  Jesuswalked as the 2nd Adam and HE took dominion over the earth bringing salvation life and restoration of body, soul and mind came from HIM.  Jesus told us that greater works will WE do, Jhn 14:12 Verily, verily, Isay unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

The Restoration of All Things is before us, the bride of Christ will walk as the 2nd Adam Jesus walked taking dominion as Adam/Eve also moved dominion in the garden before the fall.  

Jesus who is the 2nd Adam has overcome ALL and has brought part 1 to therestoration, he has gone before the His Church bride , He has made way, clearedthe ground; part 2 is now for his  his bride, his partner, the overcoming bride found in the church body.  His body will follow a blueprint pattern thatwas set by HIM; the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have thegospel preached to them.

The bride of Christ which is the body will follow in like manner as Christ the head of the body who walked as the overcoming second Adam! These things must happen BEFORE HE RETURNS, Mat 17:11 And Jesusanswered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restoreall things.

God will not be mocked, he will subdue all things, 1Cr 15:28 Andwhen all things shall besubdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that putall things under him, that God may be all in all.

The Restoration of all things is the dispensation of the fullness of times,Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of thefullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven,and which are on earth; [even] in him all ages have to do with time and times, but there comes an hour eventually when time has reached its fullness. Fullness has been regarded by the church as fullness innumber only, but the fullness Paul speaks of is a “mystery”, the scripturepoint to a fullness which means “completeness”, which  is  what Christ also refers to as what must come before the “Great and terrible day of the Lord”, it is the “restoration of all things”!

Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorantof this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; thatblindness in part is happened to Israel, untilthe fullness of the Gentiles be come in.

This is a mystery is the completeness and thefullness of the bride of Christ is until the fullness( complete) of the Gentiles be come in. And so shall all Israel be saved." Rom. 11:25.Strongs: Fullness is completeness a.) fullness and complete   b)completeness or fullness of time 3) fullness, abundance 4) afulfilling, keeping.

Fullnessis completeness, it is when we have all come into the unity of the faith, and unto a perfect man, and the measure that is the fullness the completeness ofChrist is fully formed in us!  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of theknowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:   This is the body of Christ walking with Christ as ONE as the second Adam having  dominion as He walked and moved on this earth.  The body following the foot steps and the path of the head Christ, this is part of the blueprint pattern for the bride of Christ! The BODY (Church Bride) must follow the Head (Christ) to makethe Second Adam complete in his fullness!

The completeness and fullness as must be walked out having the authority and dominion on Earth as the First and the second Adam walked. The overcoming Bride will be the firstfruits to walk and move as ONE with Christ in this restoration of all things (Acts 3:20), which is the fullness of the gentiles, it is the Perfect man and the Measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ that willbe fully formed in them (Eph 4:13) as well as having dominion over every living thing that moves upon the earth. (Gen 1:2)

The Church body must come into the riches of the fullness and completenes sin their assurance and in their understanding which will result in speaking the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, which is… Christ the Head, the bride/church knit together as onecorporate body fully functioning as one restored body without spot or blemish moving fully functioning as one full and complete body! Col 2:2   That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, andof Christ; 

The supporting scripture for the “restitution of ALL things", is insurmountable,unavoidable and breathtaking beyond what can imagine!

Jesus the second Adam, walked in dominion, but he did not walk in the “garden jungle” He walked indominion over all things, subject to no man, creature or element, only subject to God himself.  Because of the RESTORATION of ALL things, there must be a type “garden of Eden” perhaps even as Adam did, in a dimensionor place unknown; maybe it is this Paradise of God, mentioned in Rev 2.

Jesus the 2nd Adam did not walk in garden glory type perfection during his ministry as we know. The PARADISE OF GOD perhaps is the former garden glory that will be restored; not all will walk in this garden glory with ElShaddai, only the wise virgins, the overcomers, the bride body of Christ. Before the Great and Terrible Day of the Lord, otherwise known as the Tribulation, the garden gate will be open for those garden overcomers.  We see the open gate in Acts 3, the Gate Beautiful where the lame man was healed, followed by the proclamation by Peter of the “times of refreshing” and the “Restoration of all Things”!

Restoration of ALL things means just that... ALL THINGS....the first order of business begins with the children, restoring is the hearts ofthe children to the fathers; it starts first with the children, I believe thisto be part of the “times of refreshing” .

In Isaiah 35 we find the garden springing to life in blossom, with purity, and the Excellency of the garden and those who make the ways straight , and repentance, restoration and the vengeance of God. In Isaiah 35 we see the wilderness becoming a garden and the garden is glad for them, the bride, andthe glory of (whiteness/purity ) Lebanon 1The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; (the bride body) and the desert shallrejoice, and blossom as the rose.  2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon (purity/whiteness) shall be given unto it, the Excellency of Carmel (garden) and Sharon (make ways straight), they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.(they, the garden and the make way straight people shall see the glory of the Lord.

 

Isaiah 35 Continued, to those who need to repent: 3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.  4 Sayto them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense; he will come and save you. 

5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.  6Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wildernessshall waters break out, and streams in the desert.  7And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds andrushes.

 

Let's look at the supportingscriptures for the Restoration of All things more carefully: Before the Great and dreadful day of the Lord: Mal 4:5,6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.  

Jesus said that Johnthe Baptist was a type of Elijah,  the future ministry of Elijah  is to prepare the way for the Lord, just as John the Baptist did, cleansing and washing, baptism which is the beginning  of the “times of refreshing  found in Acts 3:19-20 ,followed by the restoration first with the children, the fathers, and then therestoration of ALL THINGS will conclude, before the great and terrible day of theLord!

Malachi 4 Elijah the prophet must come first; the Sun of Righteous arises with Healing in his wings

Mal 4: 1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble:and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in theday that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts. 4 Remember ye thelaw of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Malachi 4 states

1.      that the day of the Lord iscoming and the wicked will be removed.

2.     Those who fear the name of the lord will have The Sun of Righteousness arise with healing, and healing is RESTORATION, to the former state. And ye shall go forth, and grow up as calvesof the stall.

3.     Those that fear the lord will tread down the wicked and they will be ashunder the soles of their feet.

4.     Vs. 3 And ye shall tread downthe wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet.

Tribulation and Restoration of allthings:

“For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but forthe elect's sake those days shall be shortened. ... Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall beshaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and thenshall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.”

• Matthew 24:21–22, 29–30

Note the outlined order or sequenceof events

  1. First the restitution of all things not some things, but all things, with the overcoming bride of Christ. Note not all will overcome, because Judgment follows the restitution of all things. (Acts chapters 2 and 3 and Malachi 4) The moral rebellion from those who are not part of the church body and are against God and His authority.
  2. Next the Tribulation by the nations against Israel and the elect of God.Then judgment by God Himself and the imposition of the events set forth in Joel, Matthew 24, Mark 13, Acts 2 and Revelation 7:14 ff.
  3.  Next will come “the sign of the Son of Man,” and Finally, “the Son of Man coming in the clouds.” Therestitution of all things has not yet happened, but it will begin soon.

AUDIO  ON THE RESTORARION OF ALL THINGS: ( 45 MINUTES)


 

The Exhausted Bride:The Word of the Lord is HOLINESS- Runing the Race

Posted by lora Guthrie on May 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM Comments comments (1)


The Word of the LORD is ....HOLINESS

The Bride will be doing everything to be..... "holiness unto the LORD"

The bride is exhausted, but still running the race, until the end!

Over and over in the last weeks the LORD has impressed upon me as well as others  I know in HIM,  to walk in "HOLINESS".    We are to walk HOLY, set apart for HIM, and HIM alone.

We should always walk in HIS HOLINESS, but NOW doing everything we can ...    Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,Hbr 12:1  RUNNING TO WIN!

1Cr 9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

Running to win is HOLINESS unto the LORD

We are to make all our ways straight, speaking only truth, speaking HIS words, which are eternal. The bride has not arrived, the bride is not perfect, the bride is far from being perfect, but.... the bride is striving with every ounce of energy to run the race that is set before her in holiness. The race is not a 5K, nor a 10k, or even a marathon, Far from it!

 In the 90's I did long distance running, I trained for marathons, I would run up steep mountains, in all kinds of conditions rain or snow it did not matter.  I lived in a town that world class  boxers would go train because of the altitude. Sometimes I would run across the most notable boxers of our time.  Today I do not train in the physical, but I train in the spiritual, and I can tell you, that on most days I feel like I have had a very long run, maybe 18 miles, and I am  tired, and not so pretty, I am bruised, weary and hungry!  But it feels like I have run a long run everyday, and sometimes  I do not think I can run anymore! This is the bride!

 

My running days just reminds me of my spiritual journey, but it does not feel like a marathon, it feel like a Iron Man race, which last all day, and requires swimming, and ridding a bike as well as running long distance, over mountains and valleys in extreme weather.  When I think of running the race that is set before me, I do not think of it as a short run, but as a Iron Man race.... This is how I feel, this is how the bride feels at the end of the long race, we are tired, we are beat up, we have bruises, open wounds from the elements.  We are exhausted, just as the Iron Man/women crosses the finish line, they are not a pretty sight, sweaty, dusty, stinky, bruised, swollen, scorched, blistered, dehydrated and just ready to fall over! ( the bride)

 

 

The coach has nursed the wounds, given water, and encouraged along the way, and as the Iron Man/bride crosses the finish line, the coach is waiting with water to bath, and healing balm to sooth the pain, the sun burn and best yet..... a reward, a prize.

I see myself, as the bride sees herself, not such a pretty sight, but our Father and, our Coach/ Yeshua looks at the race we have run and sees that we have tried our best in the valleys, on the mountains, in the river, on the road. He sees we have run to HIM with open arms, and though we may be a  bloody stinking mess.... we run to HIM  and our eyes are fixed on HIM. But... oh how he loves to see that we have run such a race, and how he continues each day, to clean us up, nurse our wounds so we can continue to run, until our time is done.

The Bride, is like the Shulamite bride found in the Songs of Solomon

Sgs 1:5-6 I [am] black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.6 Look not upon me, because I [am] black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; [but] mine own vineyard have I not kept.( this is me, anyone else?)

 

The bride knows the state she is in, and the bride knows that it is only the groom shepherd KING who can clean her up, and prepare her, and at the end of the race, present her with out spot, wrinkle or blemish.That she CANNOT do it on her own, HE has to do it, the bride gives HIM permission to clean her up, make her ready.

 

The bride will be doing all to run this race in holiness, it may not always be pretty. We make mistakes, we run people over, we trip and fall, we get all scabbed up, puke along the way.... sometimes on those we love,  some of us hobble across the finish line... but we cross it, and we press in to win... despite the cost!

 

How do we run the race?

In HIS Holiness!

 

2Cr 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

The Word of the LORD says it so perfect, why add to it, it is what it is!

Ephesians 4

Walk in Unity

 1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you[a] all.

 

The New Man

  

17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of[d] the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Do Not Grieve the Spirit

  

25 Therefore, putting away lying, “ Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”[e] for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”:[f] do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil. 28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

 

 

Run with everything you have, so ALL glory and honor can go to the one who has ran the race and set the pace for HIS bride, he knows the way, the routes, the snares the traps.. HE will coach us through it! We CAN win with him as our Coach, our groom our savior!

 


The 10 Commandment: In the Latter Days

Posted by lora Guthrie on April 30, 2011 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Are The 10 Commandments are applicable for today, Jesus tells us in John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.


Many agree that the 10 Commandments still stand, but many also diminish some of the 10 Commandments. Is this scriptural? What does Jesus say about this? In the "latter days" it is only those who keep HIS commandments and have a testimony of Jesus that the Dragon/Satan will  wage war against! The commandments still stand, lets take a peek at how we are to NOT diminish the least of the commandments!

What does Jesus teach us about the  commandments?  Mar 10:19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Donot bear false witness, Defraud not, Honor thy father and mother.

When Jesus was talking to Nicodemus he took it one step further and added an additional side note to keeping the commandments by saying this, Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. Mark 10:21 & 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, o rlands, for my sake, and the gospel's.

Jesus kept the commandments!

We know that Jesus was without spot or blame and that He kept thecommandments, he was obedient to His Heavenly Father who required this of hispeople; Lev 22:31 Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I [am]the LORD.

To love Jesus is to keep his commandments.

It is pretty simple and clear, if Jesus kept the commandments, he requires the same of us, he tells us if we truly love him we will keep The Commandments,he says he will LOVE us if we keep the Commandments, which are His FathersCommandments, but also His Commandments.

Jhn 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him-

Jhn 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as Ihave kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Knowing Him is keeping is Commandments

How do we know that we love him? He tells us in John that we KNOW HIM, ifwe keep His commandments. Which tells us that if we do not keep his commandments that we do not love him, or know him.

1 Jo 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

Jesus puts relevance on ALL of the Commandments!!!

Jesus does not just confirm that keeping his commandments is knowing him and loving him, but keeping the commandment and teaching then to men! And in teaching these commandments to men WE ARE NOT TO BREAK OR DIMINISH THE LEAST OFTHESE COMMANDMENTS! He clearly states in this passage that not only are the commandments not to be broken, but they are not to be minimized... even if they are the least of the commandments.

Those who teach men to break or to water-down, minimize diminish the commandments will become the LEAST in thekingdom, whoever teaches them, ALL of them, not their favorites, not the ones that are the most convenient, not the ones that work well with their schedule,or the commandments that work well with their culture or traditions but man/teachers are to teach and keep all of the commandments, holding andesteeming everyone of his commandments, and regarding with much reverence everyword of his commandments. Who is man to take out or not regard every word? That man will be the least in HIS Kingdom.... HE (Jesus) says!

Mat 5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments,and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Not to add unto the word, or to diminish the word!

Deut 4:2Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shallye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD yourGod which I command you.

Our Joy will be made full by Keeping His commandments

15:11 . These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain inyou, and [that] your joy might be full (JOY MADE FULL IN KEEPING COMMANDMENTS!)A promise!

If we know HIm we will keep his commandments, if we do not keep them and say that we know him we are liars and the truth is not in us!

1Jo 2:4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is aliar, and the truth is not in him.

 He is the way, the truth, he istelling us that he is not in us if we do not keep his commandments, again thispassage is in agreement with Jhn 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shallabide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide inhis love.

 

A promise received in asking because we keep his commandments!

1Jo 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

 

He dwells in those who keeps HIS commandments

1Jo 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he inhim. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hathgiven us.

 

We know we are his children and love him when we keep his commandments. 1Jo 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, andkeep his commandments.

 

God loves us so much that he wants us to keep his commandments, for our own good!

1Jo 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and hiscommandments are not grievous.

 

From the beginning he has shown us how to love, to walk in his commandments. 2Jo 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is thecommandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

IN THE LATTER DAYS- THE DRAGON MAKES WAR WITH THOSE WHO KEEP THE COMMANDMENT AND TESTIMONY OF JESUS. Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make warwith the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. The dragon/Satan makes war with the saints THOSE WHO HAVE A TESTIMONY OF JESUS AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS!

Keeping the commandment is KEY during the Tribulation too! The dragon will make war with them.

Note: SAINTS? (After the Bride is caught up to heaven and those who remainwhich will be new converts or those in the 7 churches that did not meet the criteria at his coming..... but do eventually meet the criteria by Keeping his commandments and having a testimony of Jesus.)

Keeping the Commandments in Latter Days and in Tribulation

The Old Testament confirms in Deut 4:30 that even in the Latter days when thou art in Tribulation if thou turn to him and keep his commandments (see additional supporting scripture blow under MY NOTES

Whenthou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;

 

The patients of the Saints, those who keep his commandments and have faith in Jesus! Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

 

Those who keep his commandments have the right to the tree of life!

Rev 22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

 

Keeping the Commandments will bring the rain, and also the Latter Rain!

Deu 11:14 That I will give [you] the rain of your land in his due season,the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, andthy wine, and thine oil.

8Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day,that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possessit;

 

Keeping the commandments a promise to all generations

Deu 4:40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments,which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thychildren after thee, and that thou mayest prolong [thy] days upon the earth,which the LORD thy God giveth thee, forever.

 

He shows mercy to those who keeps his commandments

Deu 5:10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep mycommandments.

Fear the Lord, keep his commandments, life prolonged

Deu 6:2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutesand his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son'sson, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

Deu 6:17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God,and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

Healing comes from being diligent to hear his voice and keep his commandments

Exd 15:26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of theLORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give earto his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of thesediseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I [am] theLORD that healeth thee.

We are to Fear him and walk in his commandments

Deu 8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, towalk in his ways, and to fear him.

We will possess the Promise land if we keep his commandments!

Deu 8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observeto do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which theLORD sware unto your fathers.

God keeps the covenant of mercy with those that love him and keep hiscommandments

Deu 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithfulGod, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep hiscommandments to a thousand generations;

A blessed man is one who fears HIM and delighteth in His commandments

Psa 112:1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed [is] the man [that] feareth the LORD,[that] delighteth greatly in his commandments.

We are to teach the commandments

Exd 24:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, andbe there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandmentswhich I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

The proud err and do not keep his commandments

Psa 119:21 Thou hast rebuked the proud [that are] cursed, which do err fromthy commandments.

With lifted hands we hold his commandments in praise and mediation and love

Psa 119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I haveloved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.

His commandments will make us wiser then our enemies, the commandments will always be with us.

Psa 119:98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mineenemies: for they [are] ever with me


He enlarges our hearts when we persuse after the commandments

Psa 119:32 I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlargemy heart.

 

The commandments are better then any earthly treasure

Psa 119:127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.

 

The commandments bring delight in times of trouble

Psa 119:143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: [yet] thycommandments [are] my delights.

 

Our hearts our to keep his commandments, not just outward, but inward!Jesus confirms this scripture 2000 years latter!

Pro 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep mycommandments:

Jesus speaks of the commandment in the heart! Mark 7 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purgingall meats? 20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth theman.21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,adulteries, fornications, murders,22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit,lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:23 All these evilthings come from within, and defile the man.

The promise of leading instead of following when one keeps the commandments

Deu 28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thoushalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken untothe commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observeand to do [them]:

The Ten Commandants are applicable for us today because His son, Jesus kept the commandments, he command us to do so as well. He tells us if we love himand know him, delight and peruse His commandments, then he will abide in us, wewill be great in his kingdom and eat from the tree of life!

 

MY NOTES

In Deut 4 the latter days and Tribulation is mentioned:29But if from thencethou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him withall thy heart and with all thy soul.30When thou art in tribulation, and allthese things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to theLORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;

The commandments proceed this particular verse! (see below scripture)

Deuteronomy 4

 

1Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments,which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess theland which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.

 

2Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall yediminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your Godwhich I command you.

 

3Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the menthat followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.

 

4But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of youthis day.

 

5Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my Godcommanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

 

6Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understandingin the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say,Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

 

7For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as theLORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

 

8And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments sorighteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

 

9Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forgetthe things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart allthe days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;

 

10Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb,when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make themhear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall liveupon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

 

11And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burnedwith fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.

 

12And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard thevoice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.

 

13And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform,even Ten Commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

 

14And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes andjudgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

 

15Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner ofsimilitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst ofthe fire:

 

16Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitudeof any figure, the likeness of male or female,

 

17The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of anywinged fowl that flieth in the air,

 

18The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness ofany fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:

 

19And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest thesun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest bedriven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath dividedunto all nations under the whole heaven.

 

20But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the ironfurnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye arethis day.

 

21Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that Ishould not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land,which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance:

 

22But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall goover, and possess that good land.

 

23Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD yourGod, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness ofany thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

 

24For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

 

25When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shallhave remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a gravenimage, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORDthy God, to provoke him to anger:

 

26I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shallsoon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possessit; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.

 

27And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be leftfew in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.

 

28And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone,which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

 

29But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him,if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

 

30When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee,even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt beobedient unto his voice;

 

70 Years in The Generation of Man, "Not one Generation Shall Pass" Israel 1948+70 His Return

Posted by lora Guthrie on February 19, 2011 at 9:56 PM Comments comments (1)

HOW DO WE KNOW WE ARE LIVING IN THE GENERATION OF HIS COMING? HOW DO WE KNOW IT IS SOON?

 "This generations shall not pass"- Jesus


May 14, 1948-2017

Is 70 the generation?

THE GENERATION OF ONE KING- 70 YEARS CONFIRMED IN ISAIAH 23:15


Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king Isaiah 23:15


As we anticipate his coming we look to the 70 year generation and look for continued confirmations that 70 is truly the generation of man, and the generation that Jesus was speaking about in Mathew 24.


Back in the 1980's many believed that the generation was  40 years and how disappointed everyone was when the rapture did not occur.


 How do we know for sure that 70 is the generation Jesus was talking about? Well we have some confirming witness to the generation being 70 years. I hope that this little mini-study on 70 years encourages you as you continue to look for his appearing!

There are 70 years between  each of the 14 generation between Abraham and Jesus70 is the year of release from the captivity of Babylon.70 is the days of our years- Psalms 90:1070 is the year of one king- Isiah.23:15


70 is the age of King David when he dies, on Pentecost70 is KEY to so many things!


May 12, 2017 ends " this generation shall not pass" according to what we know and understand the  generation of man to be.

 Details written out:

70 Years fits into each of  the 14 generation  SEVENTY YEARS IS THE GENERATION!


 Mathew 1:17Therefore all the generations from Abraham down to David are 14 generations; and from David down to the Babylonian captivity are 14 generations; and from the Babylonian captivity down to Messiah, are 14 generations.


70 years fits between each the start and end dates!   80 years does not fit into 14 generation model of timeKing David confirms the generation of man 70 or 80 years:


Psalms 90:10- The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten;(70 years) and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.


KING DAVID DIES AT THE AGE OF 70 ON PENTECOST!

King David, a descendant of Ruth, died on Pentecost ("Sha'are Teshubah" to Oraḥ Ḥayyim, 494).  Reference: Jewish encyclopedia

 http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com 


70-THE DAYS OF ONE KING: In Isa, we are told the days of one king are seventy years- confirming Davids words in Psalms of the generation of man and of a king. And perhaps a generation that can be restored to the land (70 years) after Babylonian captivity.


Isa 23:15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.


JESUS SPEAKS OF A GENERATION-Matthew 24:34Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away, until all these things happen. 70 YEARS!


THIS GENERATION: Parable of the Fig Tree- Fig Tree is Israel became a nation in 1948 Mathew 24:31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they, from one end of heaven to the other. 32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34Verily I say unto you, This generation ((70 years)) shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.


 JESUS HELD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS FIRST VISITATION BASED ON DANIELS TIME LINE, HE WILL HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE!


Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things [which belong] unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes


DANIEL POINTS TO THE TIME OF HIS RETURN- 70 WEEKS-


( 70 YEARS) FROM THE REBIRTH OF ISRAEL

CONFIRMING MATH TO THE DAY OF CHRIST ENTRY,

1948, 1967, and 1 Jubilee from 1967.


Let's examine the math behind his first visitation, as well as the math concerning the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and in 1967.


THE MATH ON THE RESTORATION OF ISRAEL, Bassed on

SIR ROBERT ANDERSON, by Chuck Missler


Servitude of the Nation”-

“Servitude of the Nation”

70 years360 = 25,200 days = 69 years365 (less 2 days)

606 b.c. + 69 years = 537 b.c.

If July 23, 537 b.c. was their release...

[Source: Cyrus conquers Babylon, Oct 539 b.c.; Cyrus Cylinder: 538 b.c.;

Return, 537 b.c.; Returnees 1st altar: 536 b.c. Josephus The Antiquities

of the Jews 11. 1. 1.]

-537y 7m 23d

+1 (no “year 0”;)

2483y 9m 21d

1948 5 14

On May 14, 1948, the nation of Israel was restored.



The Math for the Birth of Israel

70 years x 360 Hebrew days year= 25,000 days

25,000 days or (70 Hebrew years) not one generation shall pass

from: Friday, May 14, 1948


Added 25,200 days ( 70 Hebrew years)

Resulting date:Friday, May 12, 2017 not one generation (70 years) shall pass!


COMPLETION OF THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM- 518 BC  AND 1967 JERUSALEM RESTORED:

On May 14, 1948, the nation of Israel was restored.

“Desolations of Jerusalem”

70 years ( 360 HEBREW DAYS)  = 25,200 days = 69 years 365 (less 2 days)

587 b.c. + 69 years = 518 b.c.

If August 16, 518 b.c. was the completion of the walls:

-518y 8m 16d

+1 (no “year 0”;)

2483y 9m 21d

1967 6 Month  7 day

On June 7, 1967, the Biblical city of Jerusalem was restored to the

nation.


 The following Jubilee from 1967 + 50 =  2017

 70 IS THE GENERATION, WE ARE IN IT!

JESUS FIRST COMING AND HIS SECOND COMING

Jesus first coming was prophised to the  VERY day, 173,880 days from the decree of King Artaxerxes in 445BC


THE VERSE: The 69 Weeks

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandmentto restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the King shall beseven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again,and the wall, even in troublous times.Daniel 9:25

MATH:

69 weeks (years) x 70 years of captivity x 360 Days=173,880 days

173,880 from the decree of Artaxerxes on March 14, 445

  445BC-32AD=173,740 Days

add leap years:116

March 14- April 6=24 days

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 Jesus Christ Triumphal entry April 6, 32 AD

The Triumphal Entry

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem:behold, thy King cometh unto thee: He is just, and having salvation; lowly,and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.Zechariah 9:9Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace inheaven, and glory in the highest. And some of the Pharisees from among themultitude said unto him, “Master, rebuke thy disciples.” And He answeredand said unto them, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.”Luke 19:38-40

 

JESUS HELD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS FIRST VISITATION BASED ON DANIELS TIME LINE, HE WILL HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE!


Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things [which belong] unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.


1 JUBILEE LATTER FROM JUNE 7, 1967 IS 2017

CONCERNING HIS RETURN AND HIS KINGDOM:

1948-2017=70 YEARS- THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS!


Mathew 24:31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they, from one end of heaven to the other. 32Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34Verily I say unto you, This generation ((70 years)) shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

Jubilee is the year of release of the land, of slaves!

 


How is Ruth 3:3 a pattern for the Bride of Christ to follow?

Posted by lora Guthrie on February 4, 2011 at 12:19 PM Comments comments (2)

Rth 3:3           Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: [but] make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.


Washing, anointing, putting on of raiment, and getting thee ready for the threshing floor!


Ruth 3:3  is a loaded verse, within this little verse holds a frame work for bridal preparation. Ruth is the barley bride, which is a type of bride of Christ. The bride of Christ will be and should be in constant preparation for his return. Many belong to HIM, but few take the time or make the preparation for meeting him face to face. The bride will be the bride because she will be making herself ready.


The preparation process is described above. The first is to wash thyself. THis is a spiritual cleansing and bathing by staying in the word of God, staying repentant, walking in humility and forgiveness. Before God came down on Mt Sinai, he told Moses for Israel to make themselves ready for a period of three days.

God required this of the people of Israel-


WASHING AND MAKING READY a THREE DAY PREPARATION! Exodus 19:9-11

9And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.10And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes.11And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.


We can see that God DOES expect preparation before he comes down and meets with him, this gives us a glimpse of our own preparation for his return. Ruth 3:3 again confirms the washing and preparation process.


 

The second step in Ruth's preparation was to anoint herself. This clearly is a type of being filled with the Holy Spirit, and is a type of a wise virgin, having oil in their lamp.


The first time we see anoint mentioned in the Bible is in reference to concentration for a priestly office, this is a process of sanctification, and is required in order to be able to minister to God in the office of a priest.


Exd 28:41     And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.


We are told that the overcomer will be made Kings and priest,

Rev 1:6   And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen

The overcomer would have overcome by the preparation of washing, renewing oneself, and then allowing the Holy Spirit to fill them, to annoit them with HIM! In doing so the Bride will  have made herself ready and prepared for the meeting of her groom, in the case of Israel at Mt Sinai to meet God, and for the priest to minister to God in the office of priest, anointing was required. SO must it be with the bride of Christ!


The third preparation process of Ruth was to "put thy raiment upon thee".


The first time the word raiment is used in the Bible is when the servant ( a type of the Holy Spirit) of Issac brought raiment for Rebekah .

Gen 24:53  And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave [them] to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.


Here the servant was preparing Rebekah for a marriage, it was his masters, Abrahams, gift to her for agreeing to marry his son. And so it is with the raiment we put on. It was given to us by the Holy Spirit from the father, for the marriage of his son. We are to PUT ON the raiment that our father has given us through the Holy Spirit, in preparation to meet his son! Wow what treasures His word has for us, as his bridal stories unfold before our eyes!



The fourth step in preparations is Ruth putting herself in the place of vulnerability and availability "get thee down to the floor:" Ruth has made herself ready and now she is placing herself in position to become the bride of her kinsmen. This process requires, transparency, vulnerability, and is risky. The bride of Christ will too have had to make herself available to the lord, and in doing so, she has become vulnerable, and transparent, and available to her lord... despite the cost.


The threshing floor that night was where Boaz was, and he was winnowing Barley that night. This is a clue and a type of Ruth the barley bride. Barley is winnowed by throwing up into the air, a type of rapture. The barley hull easily falls away from the barley and the wind ( a type of Holy Spirit)  removes the hull from the barley grain.  Wheat however is winnowed by a board, that crushes the wheat, this board is called a tribulum board, it is where we get the word Tribulation from. Jesus was the firstfruits from the barley harvest, he arose on the Feast of Firstfruits, which represents the firstfruits from the barley harvest. Ruth represents the gentile barley bride, a type of the Church age, bride of Christ. Jesus is coming for a barley bride, He will be winnowing barley on the night he comes for HIS bride. The bride must be washed, anointed, having put on the raiment given to him from his father , and in waiting for the time of the harvest, staying available for her kinsmen redeemer!!

 

7. What is the difference between the first and second commandments?

Posted by lora Guthrie on October 21, 2010 at 1:06 PM Comments comments (0)



The difference between the first and the second commandment is defining the two commandments.

 

In the first commandment God tells us simply " Exodus20:3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

In the second commandment he sets the ground rules down by telling how to keep from falling into idol worship.Exodus 20 3 tThou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth

 

The second commandment needs to be looked at with more careful scrutiny. He tells us in Mathew 5 17-19 that he will fulfill the law, every jot and tittle, and we are not to diminish his commandments but to teach them. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

 

Because of the words of Mathew 5:17-18 I am going to examine the second commandment and what it means for us today.

 

Commandment 1 is that we are to have no other gods before HIM!3Thou shalt Have no other gods before me.

Commandment 2 is connected to the first commandment and has a clear message and meaning for the reader and hearer. There is 4 parts to the second commandment as follows:Commandment in Parts: 4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate meLooking at Part 1, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.This passage is very clear, he simply is asking man not to make any images, he describers these in other passages as carved in stone or wood. The word MAKE first appears in Genesis 1:26, I do believe it is relevant to the passage of Thou shall not make unto thee any graven images.THE WORD MAKE: Strongs #6213The word make is first found in the scriptures in Genesis 1:26, I believe this is a clue what is behind the 2nd commandment and WHY WE ARE NOT to make images, it has to do with creation and creating and God giving man dominion over the creature on earth, sea and sky

Gen 1:26 And God said , Let us make 6213 man in our image , after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea , and over the fowl of the air , and over the cattle , and over all the earth , and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth .

 

God has made man in his image and has given dominion to man over all the fish of the sea and every thing that creeps on earth. Because he has given dominion to man he does NOT WANT MAN to give back his dominion by making something that creeps and bowing down to it, in doing so he is forfeiting his dominion that was given to him by GOD, in doing so he is reversing the order of things that creeps/fly/swim, man, God, instead of God first, man second and living things that creepeth third. Clearly commandment 2 establishes order of God to man to beast. The meaning in Hebrew of the word Graven Image:GRAVEN IMAGE STRONGS ROOT WORD:Strong's H6458 - pacal The meaning in Hebrew of the word GRAVEN IMAGE- Idol, image=1) to cut, hew, hew into shape a) (Qal) to hew, hew out, quarryGraven image is a dimensional object! it takes on a FORM, it is cut, hewed, or shaped, or quarried.

Part 1 of this commandment is this, We are not to make any graven images ( to cut hew into shape).

Wood or stone

 

Deu 4:28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

MY PERSONAL NOTE: I believe there is a reason why he does not want us to make with our hands any living things. There appears to be more then meets the eye, and it goes all the way back to creation. If a man creates something with his hands, a beast, a bird, a fish, a person, then it puts him in the creation process, even if it is just out of wood or stone. In man/his heart it appears to be placing himself in the place of the creator, by saying "look what I have done with my hands, I have created this, bird, fish, man, beast...etc" One could possibly pollute oneself by coping a creation of God. In doing so, it places man in a position of creation, admiring the works of his hands, a place of pride and elevation. Creating appears to corrupt him by admiring the works of his hands. Let me continue.....

 

Clearly his words have said do not make these images of stone and wood. Notice he did not say not to draw them. (Perhaps in drawing it is only 1 dimensional, but in carving or hewing it becomes more dimensions which takes on a true form.) The key for corruption in the making of these objects is found in the WORKS of MANS HANDS.

 

The works of mans hands:There is a warning in Revelations given to man who repented not of the works of their hands.

 

Rev 9:20 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk Also in Isaiah

 

Isa 2:8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made: Today we see a worship of the work of mans own hand in many ways, in many forms. It may be a business they have made or created, a home, something they have built that has priority or a hold on them, this too is an idol. However, the scripture are clear that God is not pleased with those who worship the works of their own hands, he tells man NOT TO DO IT in the second commandment!THE CONSEQUENCES .... Corrupting oneself

Deu 4:16 Lest ye corrupt [yourselves], and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, The result of making such a image is considered corruptible and there are consequences!Romans 1 :23-26 list the results of the works of mans hands!23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (it continues on in Romans 1)

 

In kings we also see the results of Images leading to sexual corruption.

 

1Ki 14:23

For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree. And there were also sodomites in the land: [and] they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.1 Kings 14:24

 

 

 

 

 

Part 2 of Commandment 2

WE ARE NOT TO WORSHIP THE LIKENESS OF ANYTHING

or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

 

The word "Likeness" found in is Strongs # H8544 1 means: form, image, likeness, representation, semblance.

 

In Leviticus we see also a two part command, you shall not make idols or graven images. Idols and graven image. It is two part, do not make an idol, do not make a graven image.... PERIOD! Lev 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up [any] image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I [am] the LORD your God.

The passage goes on to say... neither rear up a standing image, neither set up an image of stone. AND... also.... to bow down unto that image. So in essence it is really three part, do not make them, do not rear them up, and do not bow down to them.

 

Lev 21:1

Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up [any] image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I [am] the LORD your God.

 

A COMING SOON .... FUTURE GRAVEN IMAGE TO BE WORSHIPED

In Revelations13:14-15 the world will be given over to the worship of the image of the beast, the anti-Christ, and the image of the beast would speak and the beast will be worshiped. The result of worshiping the image is eternal death. The result of not worshiping the graven image is eternal life and is the patience of the faith of the saints, but also death to those who do not receive the image , the mark of the beast. Life and power was given to the IMAGE of the beast!

14And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

 

THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST IS NOT TOO FAR OFF AND THE RESULT IS DEATH. In Revelation we see that idol/image worship will take place once again. Rev 14:9 says that man will worship the beast and HIS IMAGE!

 

Rev 14: 9And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

 

 

PART 3 IS THAT WE ARE NOT TO BOW DOWN TO THEM NOR SERVE THEM

Deut. 4: 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: RECAP PARTS 1-3, Do not make any graven images, do not make likeness of any thing, do not bow down to them or serve them.

4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:We commanded not to make them, any likeness and NOW we are commanded not to BOW DOWN to them or SERVE THEM! Bowing down to them is the third part in the fourth part of the 2nd. Commandment. This third part, not to bow down or serve them is perhaps the most obvious part we all seem to get. But do we as a Christian community take the first parts 1-2 as serious. I know that the Jews take the first parts, (not making graven images, or likeness of anything ) serious. I know when you visit Israel statues or likeness are hard to be found.

 

 

Part 4 GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD! WHY WE DO NOT MAKE IMAGES OR LIKENESS

The fourth part tells us the result of making images or likeness of living things, or bowing down to them. He is a jealous God, and he will cast or visit the iniquity of the fathers sins upon his children 3 and 4 generations for NOT keeping this commandment!

 

Part 4: Exodus 20:5 for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

Making Images provokes him to jealousy and it is evil in his sight!In Kings God is provoked to Jealousy when Judah built images and groves on every high hill, this was evil in the lords sight!

 

And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done. Kings 14:22 For they also built them high places, and images, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree 1 kings 14:23

 

THE BREAKING DOWN OF ALTERS

King Hezekiah, he did what was right in the sight of the lord, he removed the images and cut down the groves

2 Kings 18..3And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did. 4He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

Hezekiah,kept the commandments, he prospered, the lord was with him, 5He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.6For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.7And the LORD was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.

A PROMISE A BLESSING FOR THOSE WHO KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS

Deut 11

26Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

27A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:

 

A CURSE FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT OBEY THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE LORD

 

28And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

 

 

My concussion is this, the difference between the first and the second commandment is specifics, God gives the details out, he says , Exodus20:3Thou shalt have no other gods before me. OK we get that we are to have no other Gods before him, now he tells us more, there are more parts to this commandment, they are clear, they are cut and they are dry, they are understandable. Let us be without excuse, he has spelled out what is evil, what provokes him, and what corrupts man. Just as there are images tangible, there are the not tangible, the untouchable images, idols. The images and idols of ones heart. Perhaps it is self worship which is pride, or perhaps holding ones own thinking norms above what his word says to be true. An idol can be any person or thing that is regarded higher then the lord God.

 

A call to ALL, for all and every alter to be turn over and crushed, tangible and seen and the unseen. A call to be as Hezekiah, who did what was right in the eyes of our lord.

 

let his commandments stand, that we are not to diminish one word, one commandment. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. Deut4:2

And a reminder from Jesus in Mathew 5 :18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

 

 

 

LET HIS COMMANDMENTS STAND, WORD FOR WORD, EVERY YOT EVERY TITTLE!

Exodus20:3 Commandment 1 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. The Second Commandment is this: ( broken down into 4 parts)

4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me

 













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The Ark Was lifted up during the Feast of Weeks, confirmed in the book of Jubillees

Posted by lora Guthrie on October 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM Comments comments (0)

THE ARK WAS LIFTED UP AND THE RAIN CAME DOWN DURING THE FEAST OF WEEKS, CONFIRMED IN THE BOOK OF JUBILEES.


The book of Jubilees would debunk the other theories out there about the other calendar starting in the Fall

 

Also found in the Book of Jubilees is Noah Celebrating the Feast of Weeks  found in Chapter 6  The calendar starts in the Spring and always has. Perhaps for me one of the greatest confirmations are the physical and natural laws that God set, the seasons. Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

 

The  argument for the Hebrew calendar  starting in the Spring, is that spring brings forth new life, for the new year for the new crops. Fall is the end of harvest time, few things spring forth in the fall. The physical laws and seasons point to the New Year being in the spring.. Below is taken from the book of Jubilees the end of chapter 5 and chapter 6. I also attacked an interesting article concerning Noah, Moses, and the Feast of Weeks. 


. My own research is very much like the letter I have attached. When one looks at the Holy Biblical Calendar Month 1, 2, 3 are filled with many reoccurring dates falling on the same date, many on HIS Feast Days... I believe his return should fall sometime in the Feast of Weeks.


 THE FEAST OF WEEKS FOUND IN THE BOOK OF JUBILEES:


32 And on the twenty-seventh thereof he opened the ark, and sent forth from it beasts, and cattle, and birds, and every moving thing. [Chapter 6]

 

1 And on the new moon of the third month he went forth from the ark, and built an altar on

2 that mountain. And he made atonement for the earth, and took a kid and made atonement by its blood for all the guilt of the earth; for everything that had been on it had been destroyed, save

3 those that were in the ark with Noah. And he placed the fat thereof on the altar, and he took an ox, and a goat, and a sheep and kids, and salt, and a turtle-dove, and the young of a dove, and placed a burnt sacrifice on the altar, and poured thereon an offering mingled with oil, and sprinkled wine and strewed frankincense over everything, and caused a goodly savour to arise, acceptable before

4 the Lord. And the Lord smelt the goodly savour, and He made a covenant with him that there should not be any more a flood to destroy the earth; that all the days of the earth seed-time and harvest should never cease; cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night should not

5 change their order, nor cease for ever. 'And you, increase ye and multiply upon the earth, and become many upon it, and be a blessing upon it. The fear of you and the dread of you I will

6 inspire in everything that is on earth and in the sea. And behold I have given unto you all beasts, and all winged things, and everything that moves on the earth, and the fish in the waters, and all

7 things for food; as the green herbs, I have given you all things to eat. But flesh, with the life thereof, with the blood, ye shall not eat; for the life of all flesh is in the blood, lest your blood of your lives be required. At the hand of every man, at the hand of every (beast) will I require the

8 blood of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood by man shall his blood be shed, for in the image of

9,10 God made He man. And you, increase ye, and multiply on the earth.' And Noah and his sons swore that they would not eat any blood that was in any flesh, and he made a covenant before the

11 Lord God for ever throughout all the generations of the earth in this month. On this account He spake to thee that thou shouldst make a covenant with the children of Israel in this month upon the mountain with an oath, and that thou shouldst sprinkle blood upon them because of all the words

12 of the covenant, which the Lord made with them for ever. And this testimony is written concerning you that you should observe it continually, so that you should not eat on any day any blood of beasts or birds or cattle during all the days of the earth, and the man who eats the blood of beast or of cattle or of birds during all the days of the earth, he and his seed shall be rooted out of the land.

13 And do thou command the children of Israel to eat no blood, so that their names and their seed

14 may be before the Lord our God continually. And for this law there is no limit of days, for it is for ever. They shall observe it throughout their generations, so that they may continue supplicating on your behalf with blood before the altar; every day and at the time of morning and evening they shall seek forgiveness on your behalf perpetually before the Lord that they may keep

15 it and not be rooted out. And He gave to Noah and his sons a sign that there should not again

16 be a flood on the earth. He set His bow in the cloud for a sign of the eternal covenant that there

17 should not again be a flood on the earth to destroy it all the days of the earth. For this reason it is ordained and written on the heavenly tablets, that they should celebrate the feast of weeks in this

18 month once a year, to renew the covenant every year. And this whole festival was celebrated in heaven from the day of creation till the days of Noah -twenty-six jubilees and five weeks of years [1309-1659 A.M.]: and Noah and his sons observed it for seven jubilees and one week of years, till the day of Noah's death, and from the day of Noah's death his sons did away with (it) until the days of Abraham, and

19 they eat blood. But Abraham observed it, and Isaac and Jacob and his children observed it up to thy days, and in thy days the children of Israel forgot it until ye celebrated it anew on this mountain.

20 And do thou command the children of Israel to observe this festival in all their generations for a

21 commandment unto them: one day in the year in this month they shall celebrate the festival. For it is the feast of weeks and the feast of first fruits: this feast is twofold and of a double nature:

22 according to what is written and engraven concerning it, celebrate it. For I have written in the book of the first law, in that which I have written for thee, that thou shouldst celebrate it in its season, one day in the year, and I explained to thee its sacrifices that the children of Israel should remember and should celebrate it throughout their generations in this month, one day in every year.

23 And on the new moon of the first month, and on the new moon of the fourth month, and on the new moon of the seventh month, and on the new moon of the tenth month are the days of remembrance, and the days of the seasons in the four divisions of the year. These are written and ordained

24 as a testimony for ever. And Noah ordained them for himself as feasts for the generations for ever,

25 so that they have become thereby a memorial unto him. And on the new moon of the first month he was bidden to make for himself an ark, and on that (day) the earth became dry and he opened

26 (the ark) and saw the earth. And on the new moon of the fourth month the mouths of the depths of the abyss beneath were closed. And on the new moon of the seventh month all the mouths of

27 the abysses of the earth were opened, and the waters began to descend into them. And on the new

28 moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were seen, and Noah was glad. And on this account he ordained them for himself as feasts for a memorial for ever, and thus are they ordained.

29 And they placed them on the heavenly tablets, each had thirteen weeks; from one to another (passed) their memorial, from the first to the second, and from the second to the third, and from the

30 third to the fourth. And all the days of the commandment will be two and fifty weeks of days, and (these will make) the entire year complete. Thus it is engraven and ordained on the heavenly

31 tablets. And there is no neglecting (this commandment) for a single year or from year to year.

32 And command thou the children of Israel that they observe the years according to this reckoning- three hundred and sixty-four days, and (these) will constitute a complete year, and they will not disturb its time from its days and from its feasts; for everything will fall out in them according to

33 their testimony, and they will not leave out any day nor disturb any feasts. But if they do neglect and do not observe them according to His commandment, then they will disturb all their seasons and the years will be dislodged from this (order), [and they will disturb the seasons and the years

34 will be dislodged] and they will neglect their ordinances. And all the children of Israel will forget and will not find the path of the years, and will forget the new moons, and seasons, and sabbaths

35 and they will go wrong as to all the order of the years. For I know and from henceforth will I declare it unto thee, and it is not of my own devising; for the book (lies) written before me, and on the heavenly tablets the division of days is ordained, lest they forget the feasts of the covenant

36 and walk according to the feasts of the Gentiles after their error and after their ignorance. For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon -how (it) disturbs the

37 seasons and comes in from year to year ten days too soon. For this reason the years will come upon them when they will disturb (the order), and make an abominable (day) the day of testimony, and an unclean day a feast day, and they will confound all the days, the holy with the unclean, and the unclean day with the holy; for they will go wrong as to the months and sabbaths and feasts and

38 jubilees. For this reason I command and testify to thee that thou mayst testify to them; for after thy death thy children will disturb (them), so that they will not make the year three hundred and sixty-four days only, and for this reason they will go wrong as to the new moons and seasons and sabbaths and festivals, and they will eat all kinds of blood with all kinds of flesh.

[Chapter 7]

 

1 And in the seventh week in the first year [1317 A.M.] thereof, in this jubilee, Noah planted vines on the mountain on which the ark had rested, named Lubar, one of the Ararat Mountains, and they produced fruit in the fourth year, [1320 A.M.] and he guarded their fruit, and gathered it in this year in the

2 seventh month. And he made wine therefrom and put it into a vessel, and kept it until the fifth

3 year, [1321 A.M.] until the first day, on the new moon of the first month. And he celebrated with joy the day of this feast, and he made a burnt sacrifice unto the Lord, one young ox and one ram, and seven sheep, each a year old, and a kid of the goats, that he might make atonement thereby for himself

4 and his sons. And he prepared the kid first, and placed some of its blood on the flesh that was on the altar which he had made, and all the fat he laid on the altar where he made the burnt sacrifice,

5 and the ox and the ram and the sheep, and he laid all their flesh upon the altar. And he placed all their offerings mingled with oil upon it, and afterwards he sprinkled wine on the fire which he had previously made on the altar, and he placed incense on the altar and caused a sweet savour to

6 ascend acceptable before the Lord his God. And he rejoiced and drank of this wine, he and hissons.



Clearly the book of Jubilles points to Noah and the time of the rain in the time of the Feast of Weeks.




Rapture and Latter Rain - The Two Go Hand in Hand

Posted by lora Guthrie on June 19, 2010 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (3)

 

 

Many misunderstand what MUST take place with the rapture the catching away, Just as the rapture takes place, the latter rain WILL be poured out. The two events go hand in hand! There fore, there is more then just the rapture that occurs; the first thing that happens is the dead in Christ will rise, followed by bride being caught up to him and meet him in the air. 1 Thess. 4:16-17. Most do not know this, but there is a second event that ALSO must happen when HE comes, the Latter rain will be poured out. Hosea 6: 3 He shall come to us in the “latter rain”. The latter rain in Hebrew is the Spring- March or April rain. Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. This verse along with many other verses on the latter rain support the time of His coming in the Feast of Weeks, and even Month 1 (March April)

 

Joel 2:23. When He comes he will bring rain, the bride will be caught up and the union of the bride and groom will pour forth the shower of the latter rain. The latter rain falls in the Feast of Weeks, it is a SPRING event! The latter rain MUST be poured out, the shower and the rain that comes with HIS coming WATERS THE SEED, WHICH MUST CAUSE AND BRING FORTH THE GROWTH (spiritual growth) FOR THE HARVEST TO COME, which is the wheat harvest the summer harvest . The harvest that is reaped in Rev. 14:14 is a summer harvest that will be reaped (reaped comes Hebrew root word -summer).

 

 

The latter rain is a HUGE PART of HIS COMING, it is necessary to be poured out with his coming, the latter rain will water the seed and cause it to grow and prepare it for the harvest. This is why the catching away/rapture is the 2nd. Part of His Coming! God gives us the natural physical world examples to HELP us understand HIS coming; the spring is when things start to spring forth and grow, so HIS coming brings the Latter rain (spring rain, March April rain). He would not cause the new harvest to bring forth new growth in the fall when the cold of winter would bring it to its death. Understand the necessity of the latter rain coming in the spring, as opposed to any of the other seasons, any other time or season would simply go against his principals set in the seasons established in Genesis 1:14

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The rain that was poured forth in Acts, in the " Upper room" is moderate compared to the latter rain that is to come with HIS COMING. In other words, the outpouring that HIS disciples and followers experienced was very moderate compared to what will come, the LATTER RAIN WILL SHAKE THE WORLD! This is why we see so many people being saved and coming to him in the tribulation and so many martyred for HIS name sake, they willingly go to their death! It will be much worse then what the early Christians experienced. Certainly those who will go through the tribulation will need the outpouring of the latter rain which will sustain them in ALL circumstances!! AMEN!

 

 

The latter rain will be poured out for a season... and then it WILL CEASE.. *Songs confirms the rain is over, For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone; Songs 2:11. The rain could last for 40 days, Jesus walked the Earth appearing to many for a period of 40 day, the bride should follow that pattern. The first time rain is mentioned in the scriptures is in Gen 7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. Perhaps the Latter rain will be poured out for this period of time, again... the scripture is Songs confirms the time of the rain stopping after the winter is past, and new growth appears. And let us not forget in both Genesis 7:12 with the rain also came judgement upon all humanity, Noah and his family were spared. In Songs darkness follows after the rain is over,Until the day break, and the shadows/ darkness (darkness from Hebrew root word Stongs -H6751) flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether. Songs 2:17 **(see my personal note at the bottom of this study regarding Songs, Genesis and Noah). The latter rain WILL BE POURED OUT FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, when considering HIS coming one must allow for the time of the outpouring of the LATTER RAIN to water the seed... what possibly could be a period of 40 days; this time period must fit within the criteria mentioned in the "latter rain" scriptures.

 

 

(see latter rain Clue #10 Study ).

 

 

A note: (* The Songs of Solomon represents the Groom King Jesus and the Bride and the others that are HIS. For more understanding of the Ministry of the Bride in the Spring, and into the wheat and grape harvest click here to read the Prophecy in the Songs Study. )

 

 

 

In Ezekiel 34 you will see the transition from the false shepherds, to the leading and teaching of the sheep and the shower that come in HIS SEASON and be shower of blessing! And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. Ez. 34: 26

 

 

 

 

The word request that we ask for the rain at the time of the latter rain; Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; [so] the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. Zec. 10:1 The Lord shall make bright clouds which means in Hebrew- lightning thunderbolt, lightning flash, lightning, storm, cloud (Strongs #2385). Notice the promise of growth to everyone grass in the field!

 

 

The lightning thunderbolt mentioned in the above Scripture, Zec 10:1 , does it sounds familiar? For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. Mathew 24:27. and shall come in the clouds....Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Clearly when HE comes he will be accompanied by the Clouds, the bright clouds/lightning and rain will come and "WILL GIVE THEM SHOWERS OF RAIN".

 

Another verse to ponder: In the light of the king's countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] as a cloud of the latter rain. Proverbs 16:15

 

 

Concluding, HIS coming is appointed before the foundations of the Earth, HIS coming is appointed to the weeks of the Harvest, the Feast of Weeks, His coming, will bring the former rain, and the latter rain. His coming for the bride, will usher in the latter rain and water the seed and bring it up into maturity for the final harvest!

 

 

Until HE comes, we will wait, and occupy. I suppose this particular latter rain scripture best fits the Bride of Christ for now: And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide [as] for the latter rain. Job 29:23.... Come Lord Jesus, Come. - Lora

HE WILL COME IN THE FEAST OF WEEKS! 3 CONFIRMING VERSES

Posted by lora Guthrie on May 25, 2010 at 8:19 PM Comments comments (1)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Many have been looking to this year for the return of our Lord. if anything we know this, the 70 year generation in Daniel 9:24-27 is before us; it appears that it begins this year based on Israel becoming a nation in 1948, and the decree that went forth in Nov. of 1947 for the restoration to rebuild Israel. The beginning of the last 7 years should have started at the conclusion of the Feast of Weeks. (some are looking into next month for the that conclusion... 2 calendars ). That being said...we are in the season, entering into the final 7 years of the Daniel 9:24-27 prophecy. I like many of you had anticipated a possible catching away during the Feast of Weeks. I also along with many of you examined a number of possible scenarios (my 13 Clues Study to the Rapture/Catching Away Time frame) I have had remind myself of my Clue 10 Study, with scriptures that give us detailed verses into the TIME FRAME OF HIS COMING! Please remember and consider the following scriptures and my previous study regarding The Latter Rain. Spring is the season for HIS Coming, The Feast of Weeks IS the time appointed for His coming. HIS Coming will be one of HIS DIVINE APPOINTS WITH MAN... a "Moed",( Strongs#4150) a Hebrew word which is an appointed time and season, set FEAST, solemn feast . Leviticus 23, summarizes all major feast of the Lord. These appointed times are not chosen or set by man, but by the Eternal God. He says that they are His feasts (moed), Leviticus 23:2. Some individuals have a habit of missing their appointments. Let us not be so careless with the Almighty! He expects us to keep our appointments with Him .... keep looking to Divine Appointments (moeds) ..... I am looking to the Feast of Weeks for His Coming! Please be reminded of the Scriptures below and carefully consider them.

YSIC,- Lora

 

 

HIS going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

WHEN WILL HE COME TO US?

AS THE RAIN THE LATTER AND FORMER RAIN....

THE LATTER RAIN ESTABLISHES THE TIMING OF HIS COMING.

2After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. Hosea 6:2-3

This is a short summary of my Clue #10 Study,

Three Scripture References to His Coming in the Spring.

Timing of his coming established :Month 1-Joel 2:23

Timing of his coming established : Latter rain (March and April) The rain begins in the Feast of Weeks-Hosea 6:3

Timing of his coming established Feast of Weeks-Jer. 5:24

VERSES BELOW:

1ST SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE: HE SHALL COME TO US AS THE RAIN THE FORMER AND THE LATTER- HOSEA 6: 2After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. 3Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth. Hosea 6:2-3 DAY HE SHALL COME: “HE SHALL COME TO US…….”HOSEA 6:3- LETS BREAK DOWN THIS SCRIPTURE AND EXAMINE IT: Hosea 6:3

2nd SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE:THE FIRST MONTH- JOEL 2:23- THE LATTER RAIN WILL COME IN THE FIRST MONTH- 23Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. Joel 2:23

3RD SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE:THE APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST- Jer. 5:24 THE LATTER RAIN IS THE APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST – THE FEAST OF WEEKS!24Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God ,that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Jer 5:24 (Weeks= shabwa is Feast of Weeks

VERSE BROKEN DOWN:24Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain (showers), both the former (teach and instruct) and the latter (spring rain), in his season (time or and event): he reserveth (to watch, guard, keep, wait with purpose, observe, celebrate and protect) unto us the appointed (statute, ordinance, limit, enactment, prescribed,) weeks ( Feast of Weeks- the counting of the Omer- Feast of Firstfruits to Pentecost 50 days) of the harvest. (Harvested to reap) Jer. 5:24 Summary of Verse: they do not say in their heart, let us now fear the LORD, our God has given us rain in both the former when he came to teach and the latter when he comes to gather and pour out in the spring, which is HIS season of a time, of an event that he reserves, we are to watch to wait with purpose, observe, celebrate and protect, unto us the appointed ordinance that is prescribed Feast of Weeks of the harvest that will be gathered, reaped.

LATTER RAIN: THE LATTER RAIN IS THE MARCH AND APRIL RAIN- Strongs: H4456 latter rain, spring rain) the March and April rains which mature the crops of Palestine HIS COMING FORTH WILL BRING IT! His coming will bring forth a shower of rain in the spring that will not be moderate, but powerful.

EARLY RAIN: THE EARLY RAIN IS WHEN HE TAUGHT US- Strongs: H3844 (early) rain (TWOT) teacher. Jesus came to us with humility and meekness and his first coming was moderately compared to his coming forth with the latter rain

· The former was his first coming which taught and instructed

TIMING ESTABLISHED! HIS COMING FORTH WILL BE IN THE SPRING- APRIL OR MARCH-

THE FORMER AND THE LATTER RAIN WILL COME DOWN IN THE FIRST MONTH (Month 1 is Nissan) Jesus is the former rain- Teaching, instructing, he the former rain IS WHEN JESUS CAME THE FIRST TIME TEACHING, will come again as the latter rain IS HIS coming forth is in the Month 1.

SEASON CONFIRMED: Jer. 5:24 confirms Hosea 6:2-3 in which the season of his coming in the spring at an appointed time for the gathering during the Feast of Weeks. We are told to watch and wait with purpose and celebrate this time!

 

MARCH APRIL, MONTH 1, FEAST OF WEEKS CONFIRMED: Joel, Jeremiah and Hosea are all confirming scriptures to the coming of Christ in the Spring, Nisan (Month 1) and the Feast of Weeks.

The latter rain is his coming forth to call His Bride up, his coming forth and calling up is also going to bring the rain. The bride of Christ will follow a similar path a blueprint set by Jesus, confirmed in the Songs of Solomon. The bride will live in his sight on the third day but will also show themselves too many, possibly for 40 days as Jesus did after his resurrection and ascension to the Father.

Songs 8 Part 3 Those He Loves - His conclusion to YOU!

Posted by lora Guthrie on May 22, 2010 at 3:22 AM Comments comments (0)

SONGS 8:6-14

SEALED, LOVE THAT CANNOT BE EXTINGUISHE,

A LOVE STRONGER THEN DEATH

THE LITTLE SISTER WHO IS SPOKEN FOR

THOSE WHO DWELL IN THE GARDEN CAUSE ME TO HEAR HIS VOICE

 

Still in the process of editing… but wanted to share….

Songs 8: 6Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. Those that he love, that are His Bride, the 144,000, His Sister Spouse, the Prince’s Daughters, the foolish virgin and all the others that belong to Him. He has set HIS Seal upon their heart, and upon their arm ( I think of the Jews who were to wear the The Star of David in shame but will one day wear HIS mark with pride and HIS glory), His body was marked on the cross for those HE loves.

Songs 8:6for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: Because of His love for us He endured humiliation, sorrow and pain, and He who knew no sin became sin… His love for His beloved is as strong as death, there is strength in laying down ones life for those he loves so that they may have life, and have it more abundantly by concerning the grave he concord sin in his beloved life. The bride will be willing to lay down their life for HIM, as he has laid it down for her to give up all to follow after HIM, Jesus said, 35For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 40He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. HE LAID DOWN HIS LIFE FOR YOU, He asks you to lay it down for him, those who do ARE WORTHY OF HIM!

7Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: Chapter 8 of Songs is type of soft copy of Revelations 14. In this particular verse there is one more key comparison, “many waters”, which mean many people. This beautiful verse lets HIS beloved KNOW that many people cannot quench HIS love for those who are his. The example of many waters is expounded upon by using the word floods which cannot drown his love. If the many waters or the many people turn into a flood of people his love for his beloved would not be able to drown in the floods of people nor would the floods of people extinguish or suppress, or satisfy his love, His love for HIS beloved cannot be put out! A simple and good example would be this; would any good parent love any child less then the other child? No.. there is enough love for children and grandchildren to boot!

Many waters are people,

• Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.(peoples)

• Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

• Isa 17:12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters!

• Isa 17:13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

quenched, quench•ing, quench•es

1. To put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.

2. To suppress; squelch: The disapproval of my colleagues quenched my enthusiasm for the plan.

3. To put an end to; destroy.

4. To slake; satisfy: Mineral water quenched our thirst.

5. To cool (hot metal) by thrusting into water or other liquid.

Songs 8:7 if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned. If He could buy love or give all he had meaning his wealth and all his riches for his love which is his bride and others who are HIS; he would despise and scorn the things the wealth and the good that he sold his love for. It would be like a It would be like a poor young man who fell deeply in love with a wonderful girl that he planned on marrying. And upon his engagement he was given a lotto ticket for 20 million dollars the catch would be that he could not take the ticket or the money if he married his love. If he were to choose the money over his love, he would soon be despising all those things that would keep him from his love, those things being the substance of his house.

Songs 8:8 We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for? Those that are his have had the opportunity to make choices to become a victorious bride an overcomer in all things or the choice to not be. The little sister would be considered one who was not at a point of maturity to make those decisions perhaps prior to the rapture, or perhaps in the new Millennium. The question is asked by the brothers of this sister, “What shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?” We know that those in the Millennium will have a choice to serve HIM or not, we know when Satan is unleashed for a short period after the 1000 years, many will have an opportunity to choose to continue to serve him or serve their flesh.

9If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will enclose her with boards of cedar. The brothers offer to protect and build and surround her with silver which means redemption, cedar which does not rot, all model of a temple like setting for her protection.

10I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favor. The BRIDE says, I am a wall, and my breast like towers, (feeding the flocks the milk of HIS word, her maturity and ability to feed). Then when I was I that found favor. We know we are chosen from the foundations of the Earth, He knew us then, He knew us before He pulled us out of the muck and miry clay. He knew the mess that we were then, but HE saw the end product… the end and completed you who had come into maturity, one who was capable of giving the milk of the word to the world.

THOSE WHO ARE MATURE:Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? [them that are] weaned from the milk, [and] drawn from the breasts. Isa. 28:9

And….

THOSE WHO ARE MATURE SHALL NURSE: Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD [am] thy Savior and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob. Isa.60:16

KINGS AND QUEENS WILL BE THY NURSING MOTHERS: And kings shall be thy nursing fathers and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow to thee with [their] face towards the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I [am] the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me. Isa.49:3

11Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver. The KING had a vineyard at Baalhamon, which means the lord and husband and possessor of abundance the crowd and multitude. This was literally the name of his vineyard. The KING let the vineyard out unto keepers; which were to guard, reserve, maintain and keep. Every person for the fruit from the ground, and their actions and also their offspring, was to bring and offer a thousand pieces of silver. Those who are keepers in the vineyard will be a covering of the eyes and also unto all that are with them. Every keeper in the vineyard will bring in a great price.

• Baal-hamon = "lord (possessor) of abundance" 1) the site of Solomon's vineyard

• Fruit a) fruit, produce (of the ground)b) fruit, offspring, children, progeny (of the womb) c) fruit (of actions)

THE ONLY OTHER MENTION OF 1000 PIECES OF SILVER: And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother(Abraham) a thousand [pieces] of silver: behold, he [is] to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that [are] with thee, and with all [other]: thus she was reproved. Gen 20:16

THE BRIDE WILL BE GIVEN A VINEYARD 12My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred. The Bride keeps the rewards of her labors, the KING has many vineyards.

13Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it. This scripture is for those who are in the Garden now, and those who are and those who will be in HIS garden during the Tribulation. Those that are in the garden are the companions that dwell in the garden, LISTEN to HIS voice, cause me to hear your voice, listen and obey. Heavenly Father, I pray in the name of Jesus/Yeshua that those in Your Garden will hear your voice; I pray that you cause them to hear your voice…. Cause me to listen hear and obey! Amen!

14Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices…. IN OTHER WORDS…. COME QUICKLY LORD JESUS COME MY KING!

A WARNING- WHO IS THROWN INTO TRIBULATION, WHO IS CAUGHT UP?

Posted by lora Guthrie on May 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM Comments comments (0)

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

After countless hours studying the 3 Main harvest of Israel, (Barley the Wheat and the Grapes) as well as the Prophecy in the Songs study, I am overwhelmed with those who have been left behind. The 7 Letters to the 7 Churches is perhaps is the most monumental piece of scriptural evidence that not all in the church will escape these things that will try all men upon the Earth. Revelations chapters 2 and 3 is plain and clear, it is black and white, easy to understand, so ALL should be without and excuse!

In this quick little study I simplified the 7 letters by making two categories one is those who will escape these things, which will be the Bride of Christ, and the other are those who have been WARNED, and they will not escape these things. I also included the scripture passages in Revelations 2 and 3. I hope this list is helpful. -Lora

THE WARNING

7 Letter to the 7 Churches

How do you know if you are a Bride?

The choice is up to you.

SOME IN THE CHURCH WILL BE THROWN INTO THE TRIBULATION

Based on the Seven letters to the Seven Churches, only the Church of Philadelphia has the Guarantee, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Make sure in these last days that you do everything you can to make sure you do not miss out on the opportunity of being the bride!

QUESTIONS YOU CAN ASK YOURSELF TO FIND OUT IF YOU ARE THE BRIDEBased on Rev 2 & 3 These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;Rev.

YOU ARE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST IF YOU DO THE FOLLOWING: You test false prophets; endure persecution; reject Nicolaitan practices you are spiritually rich; you endure persecution; remain faithful to your first love the Lord, have faith in HIM, do service, have endurance; doing more now than before. A few people have stayed clean." You kept My Word, and did not deny My Name.

YOU ARE THE BRIDE IF YOU ARE AN OVERCOME. "To him who overcomes..." Will get the following rewards: will give the right to eat from the Tree of Life in Paradise, You will not be hurt by the second Death, I will give hidden manna & a white stone with new name, I will give authority over the nations & the morning star. I will give white clothes; your name will be in the Book of Life; report to the Father & angels. Become pillar in heavenly temple; I will give you 3 new names...and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, and will sit with me on My throne and rule and reign with me. I make your enemies bow down to you and worship at your feet. I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

WARNING: You WILL MISS OUT ON BEING A Firstfruit Bride IF YOU DO NOT OVERCOME "I will soon come and I will..."remove your lamp-stand, more persecution, I will fight against you with the sword of my mouth. You will have physical suffering; You will be repaid according to your deeds, I will come upon you like a thief and you won't know when. I will spit you out of my mouth.

WARNING: You WILL MISS OUT ON BEING THE Bride of Christ IF HE HAS THE FOLLOWING THINGS AGAINST YOU: "This I have against you..."You have lost your first love. You listen and or do the teaching of Balaam (idolatry, immorality) & the teachings of the Nicolaitans, and the of Jezebel which is idolatry & Immorality. You are dead, Your deeds are not complete, lukewarm, proud, ignorant, blind.

Therefore...."

 To be a Firstfruit Bride Repent & do the things you first did, repent, repent Wake Up! Strengthen. Remember, to repent. Get from Jesus: true riches & true holiness

You can become the Bride of Christ, Go back through this list and pray and ask God to show you what things you may or may not be. Make a note of the things that you are convicted of and then repent and ask God to help make you the bride of Christ, Get in the word, let the word of God and the Holy Ghost transform you through HIS WORD, His Spirit. Let God be God in you!

7 LETTERS TO THE 7 CHURCHES REVELATIONS CHAPTER 2 &3

The 7 letters to the 7 Churches is not just a type of Church but also a type of Christian, each Christian will be one of these Churches, and many may have a mix from a variety of these Church's. What one must do is as ask God to direct them to any changes he or she must make in ones life to become the overcomer, victorious, sound doctrine and passionate about the love of their Lord.

On a personal note, in regards to false doctrines taught in various churches, I come from various denominational backgrounds, some of the denominations would fall into of the doctrines that HE WARNS us about. One must ask themselves, is MY denomination or church doctrinally sound? Has that denomination added to the word of God, or taken away from the word of God? If one chooses to stay with the traditions of a Church even if it is not doctrinally sound, then that person better be prepared for for what the Word of God is saying in these following passages. The risk is VERY HIGH! IF one holds " their church" higher then the word of God, then that church has become a type of Idolatry in that persons life. They have placed their church in higher regard over the scriptures, HIS WORD! He warns against this! One should ALWAYS be prepared to leave, walk out of, RUN out of ANY church that teaches something contrary to the INSPIRED WORD OF GOD!.... okay, I have said my peace.-Lora

THE SEVEN LETTERS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES- REV. 2-3

THOSE WHO HAVE A WARNING, THOSE WHO DO NOT

WARNING: SARDIS- REVELATIONS 3:1-6 THE "DEAD" CHURCH THAT FELL ASLEEP 1And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. 2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. 3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. 4Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. 5He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. 6He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

WARNING: Church of Thytatria, The church that followed a false doctrine, and unless they repent they will be thrown into tribulation, and will kill her children with death.

18And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first. 20Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. 24But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. 25But that which ye have already hold fast till I come. 26And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: 27And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. 28And I will give him the morning star. 29He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

The Church of Smyrna- The persecuted church that suffered martydom- Revelations 2:8-11

8And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive; 9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. 10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. 11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

WARNING:THE CHURCH OF LAODICEA (I BELIEVE THIS IS MOST OF THE CHURCH TODAY) The Church of Laodicean, thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. 14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches

WARNING: CHURCH OF PERGAMOS FALSE, FALSE DOCTRINE 12And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. 16Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

WARNING: The Chruch of Ephesus- the church that left it's first love. Rev. 2:1-7

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. 4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. 6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. 7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

THE ONLY CHURCH (PEOPLE) WHOHAVE NO WARNING: The Church of Philadelphia- The bride that is an overcomer, victorious in Christ Jesus-Rev 3:7-13

7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; 8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

THOSE COMING UP FROM THE WILDERNESS-TRIBULATION, THE HARVEST OF THE WHEAT

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PROPHECY IN THE SONGS

Song of Solomon 8 Part 2

SONGS 8: 4-7 THE SOFT COPY OF REVELATIONS 14

 

 

 

 

4I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please. 5Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

THE MARRIAGE: SPRING, Songs 2:11

Summary of Songs 1-8 The “General Itinerary for the Bride” examines the order of events for the bride of Christ. Chapter 1 and 2 is the “catching away” of the bride, the marriage, the first 50 days, the banquet (Pentecost), and the ministry of the bride. Chapter 3 is about The Foolish Virgins who find an Earthly intimacy with the king but never enter into the marriage with the KING. In chapter 3, there are those who are coming up from the wilderness, also a royal procession, the KINGS bed paved with love for the daughters of Jerusalem, that appear to be the 144,000 witness; and the King crowned, who is worthy. Chapter 4 describes the daughters of Jerusalem (the 144,000). The description fits ministry and is masculine. Behold the king crowned, who is worthy! Chapter 4 and 5 introduces us to the grooms sister spouse, which most definitely appears to be Israel; a wise and a foolish sister spouse. Chapter 6 is a garden enclosed and defended, and Israel giving birth, the banners and standards raised and the 12 tribes appear, the Bride who appear to be a company of two armies and more!. Chapter 7 the Prince’s daughters sharing the gospel in the fish pools of Hebron, (barak a stronghold) and the WHEAT HARVEST! Chapter 7 ends with the BRIDE and Groom going forth and lodging in the Villages, checking on the vine, there HE gives HER his LOVES, he has laid up for her all kinds of fruit at “THEIR GATES”. Chapter 8 opens with the person who “should have” intimacy with the KING, but has lost out because of the cost of following after HIM! Also in Chapter 8 the Daughters of Jerusalem stir the KING and those from the wilderness/tribulation “come up”, this is the wheat harvest, and is found in Revelations 14:14. Each chapter in Songs unfolds layers of hidden prophecy; there is a chronological order and patterns in the Songs that appears to follows very closely with the first half of the tribulation.

Songs 8:4-5 THE 144,000 AND THOSE COMING UP FROM THE WILDERNESS- THE WHEAT HARVEST

4I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please. 5Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

Summary: This portion of Songs 8:4-5 is a soft mirror image of Revelations 14. In this study we will examine further how the daughters of Jerusalem appear to be the 144,000; their appearance and their stirring of the KING happens before pivotal events and always proceeds a “calling up” or “coming up”. The 144,000 will sing a new song that only they will know and the daughters of Jerusalem are known as “the chorus of the Songs”. The 144,000 follow the lamb wherever he goes, and the daughters of Jerusalem are also woven throughout the Songs and follow the KING, and it is only them that can stir the KING which proceeds the catching away of the Bride. It is the Bride who tells the 144,000 not to stir the King until he pleases. Both Daughters and 144,000 are on the scene before the “Wheat Harvest”, both are instrumental before the harvest. The sickle is taken to the harvest and is reaped, the word reaped is used in reference to a grain harvest, the root word means summer, the wheat is a summer harvest; a mid-trib harvest. The root word summer harvest is found only three times in the scriptures, each time it is Jesus who is making reference to the harvest at the end of the age. After the harvest is reaped the cluster of the grapes are gathered and thrown into the great winepress of God’s wrath. The Bride and the groom are called in the chamber, perhaps this is what is meant when the Bride says to the Daughters of Jerusalem; “do not stir my beloved till he pleases”. He is in his chamber! The Bride is in the closet; both are called out to come forth, for the harvest floors are overflowing with the wheat and the grapes. Joel 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Vs 24. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

The floors are full of the wheat harvest, and they are gathered unto him, Songs chapter 8:4-5 5Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? The reaping of the harvest has taken place and now they are coming up from the wilderness, the tribulation! The bride does NOT come up from a wilderness place, but is drawn up Songs 1:4 and Rev 1:7 before the Tribulation. Those who come up from the wilderness/tribulation are those who were left behind who did not meet the Rev. 2-3 criteria for escaping the hour that tries all man! Those coming up are leaning upon HIM have a type of intimacy, but they call him friend. The barley is the BRIDE of Christ, the “Wheat”, miss out on being the bride, but they are still HIS and they call him friend, an example of this is the foolish Virgin in Songs 5:16 This [is] my beloved, and this [is] my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. This chapter also looks at the events that lead up to the wheat harvest and the events that follow the reaping of the harvest. I am uncertain to call this a catching away, but a harvesting event does take place in Rev 14:14 and those from the wilderness do come up in Songs 8:4-5. Based on the past chapters in the Songs, and what still remains in chapter 8, these two passages appear to support each other and look as if they are soft mirror images of each other. So is there two harvests? I would say yes based on this study and what is found in Revelations 14:14, the barely is called up and drawn up to him, and the wheat is reaped and harvested and is also mentioned as “coming up” Songs 8:5

 

AND NOW THE IN DEPTH STUDY....

(WORTH THE READ IF YOU NEED TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE WHEAT HARVEST.)

 

The daughters of Jerusalem the 144,000 witnesses? The Songs studies chapters 3-8 strongly supports and alludes to the daughters of Jerusalem being the 144,000 witness. Please note, a few misunderstand the word “daughters” and are confused by the feminine nature of the phrase. The 144,000 are males, but keep in mind; the Bride of Christ is in the feminine throughout the scriptures and remains feminine in the book of Songs. The 12 tribes throughout the scriptures represent the Daughters of Jerusalem; in the Songs they too appear in the feminine, and play a pivotal roll in being able to STIR THE KING! In the Songs all of “his beloved” are mentioned in the feminine, obviously his beloveds are not all women. He the KING is the masculine, the church, the bride, all who are HIS, including the 144,000 would still be considered in the feminine nature, because they too are a bride.

THOSE COMING UP FROM THE WILDERNESS5Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?”

“Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved,” This particular statement is very odd, it really would fit better in the book of Revelations. And I believe that this part of the chapter is a hazy mirrored image of the Harvesting of the Earth found in Revelations 14:14. It is odd to find a gathering, a coming up, and those who are coming up. Coming up from where? The wilderness! They are taken up or gathered from the wilderness, wilderness is another word used to describe the tribulation; a desert place, also meaning a place of pasturing, a place where the flock will be fed. So “who is this coming up from the wilderness”? They are those that have remained, those who were not caught up with the bride of Christ; the wilderness crowds are those left behind from the “church age”. They were not surrendered completely to HIM; they had other loves, mainly the love of self and the love of the world sadly enough they were not the ready and prepared Bride at his coming, they would be considered the foolish virgins Mathew 25 , also found in the Songs chapter 3 and chapter 5. The good news is that it appears that they will be coming up from the wilderness about the middle of the Tribulation. Those coming up from the wilderness are not only the Church Age group but many are from the wilderness crowd; they will be Jews who recognize HIM as messiah and KING at HIS coming Rev 1:7. There will be millions of new converts when he comes and is seen by every eye, they will wail and mourn because of HIM. Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him, Even so, Amen. Most of these that will mourn at his coming in the clouds for the bride are those that will be coming up from the wilderness.

An ascension takes place…. those who “cometh up from the wilderness. In Songs 1 and 2 the Bride was drawn up and called up, the bride will does not come from a wilderness place; the wilderness/tribulation takes place AFTER the Bride is drawn up. For those who are not raptured the landscape will have change drastically, it will be a place of trial and testing, the wilderness is the tribulation and those who are coming up from the wilderness are those who have been in the Tribulation. The bride, are those who have been surrendered the overcomers will NOT go through the Tribulation. Rev 2-3.

 

THOSE COMING UP FROM THE WILDERNESS ARE LEANING UPON HER BELOVED-The word “leaning is found only one time in the scriptures; leaning means to receive support, rest and to lean. Those coming up from the wilderness have a type of closeness with HIM, the word leaning suggest that those coming up from the wilderness will not have the same type of intimacy that the BRIDE HAS WITH THE GROOM. This is supported by other scriptures found in the Songs ( see chart at the bottom of the page). Some of these from the wilderness will be the foolish virgin, those who will have had the marriage supper door shut to them. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Math. 25 Those coming up are leaning on HIM for support and rest, they are now comforted from their wilderness trail, he has given them the rest and the support they need.

THOSE COMING UP FROM THE WILDERNESS ARE FROM THE WHEAT HARVEST In the previous chapter 7, we were introduced to the Princes Daughter, they along with others are apart of the “wheat harvest”. There are three major harvest cycles of Israel, the barley, the wheat and the grapes. The barley is the BRIDE of Christ, the “Wheat”, miss out on being the bride, but they are still HIS and they call him friend, an example of this is the foolish Virgin in Songs 5:16 This [is] my beloved, and this [is] my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. Clearly the Wheat is gathered before God pours out his wrath, the gathering of the Wheat takes place in Revelations 14:14.

AFTER THE BARLEY BRIDE IS TAKEN UP, THE WHEAT BECOME THE SAINTS, Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. Rev 14:12. The Wheat have come to a place of surrender and the hard shell the husk has been removed by the tribullium/ tribulation (tribuluim board removed outer hard shell of wheat). The tribulation will cause the hard outer shell to breaks off and those will become the saints.

The Wheat Harvest found in Revelations, parallels Songs 8 harvests, those coming up from the wilderness. Both Songs 8 5Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?” and Revelation 14 is part of the harvest of the earth, the harvest of the wheat and the grapes. 14And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: (reap=summer harvest) for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. 16And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. 17And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. In these verses we see TWO Harvests; the first is the sharp sickle reaps the harvest of the Earth. The word “reaps” refers to a sowing and reaping of grain, this is a grain harvest, the root word for reap is summer, this is a summer harvest. The wheat is a summer harvest; the barley is a spring harvest, the barley bride is caught up in the spring (see Songs 1 and 2)

"Reap" comes from root word summer (Strongs- G2330) mentioned ONLY 3 times in the scriptures! When mentioned it is by Jesus in regards to the harvest at the end of the age, the Parable of the Fig Tree; Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh: Mathew 24:32 This means that the time of the reaping and harvest is near, and the time of the Great tribulation.

Sickle is mentioned in Revelations 14:14-17- it means a gathering hook.

· Sickle from Strongs G1407 δρέπω drepō (to pluck); a gathering hook (especially for harvesting): - sickle.

The WHEAT IS GATHERED, REAPED AND COMES UP FROM THE WILDERNESS THE GRAPES ARE CAST INTO THE GREAT WINEPRESS OF GOD’S WRATH. Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 9And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Rev. 14:9 The grapes must be crushed by the wrath of God, and their juices will be poured out. 20And the winepress was trodden without the city and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

A HARVEST IN THE SONGS HARVEST IS THE HARVEST REVELATIONS 14

WHEAT AND GRAPE HARVEST

KEY POINT COMPARISON SONGS 8 TO REVELATIONS 14:14-20

THE 144,000 APPEAR WITH JESUS IN REVELATIONS 14, prior to the reaping of the harvest.

The 144,000 witness and the Daughters of Jerusalem appear or stir the king before the "coming up” reaping of those from the wilderness;

THE 144,000 THE CHORUS OF THE DAUGHTERS: The overriding theme with the Daughters in the Songs is THAT the Daughters of Jerusalem, the 144,000 witnesses CAN STIR the KING before the harvest.

THE 144,000 SING A NEW SONG IN REVELATIONS 14 - THE DAUGHTER'S OF JERUSALEM ARE THE CHORUS OF THE SONGS, AND STIR THE KING BEFORE THE HARVEST.

Revelations states that the 144,000 will sing a new song. And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. Rev.14:3 The daughters of Jerusalem ARE KNOWN AS THE CHORUS OF THE SONGS… THE 144,000 SING A NEW SONG THAT NO MAN COULD LEARN BUT THEM. The daughters and the 144,000 both are part of a chorus!

THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM FOLLOW THE KING, AND ARE THE ONES WHO CAN STIR HIM: 4I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

THE 144,000 FOLLOW THE KING WHEREVER HE GOES: These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, [being] the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

THE DAUGHTERS MENTIONED IN THE SONGS FOLLOW THE KING,

THE 144,000 FOLLOW THE KING! THE DAUGHTER ARE THE CHORUS OF THE SONGS, THE 144,000 are from the 12 tribes and are the chorus throughout the scriptures AND SING A NEW SONG THAT NO MAN CAN SING! Truly it appears the daughters MUST be the 144,000 witness! THE WHEAT HARVEST APPEARS TO BE THE MIDDLE OF THE TRIBULATION:

THE FIRST DOMINION WILL COME TO THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM: Consider this verse: And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. Mic.4:8

 

 

The Wheat Harvest appears to take place in the middle of the tribulation, right before the wrath of God is poured out, right after the 144,000 witness and the Lamb of God stand on Mt Zion. Rev 14: 1 1And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion , and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. This happens before the Harvest the reaping of the Wheat takes place, which is followed by the grapes being thrown into the winepressof God’s wrath.

 

A MATCH! THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM THE 144,000- MENTIONED BEFORE EACH “COMING UP!” THE DAUGHTERS CAN AWAKE THE KING!

The awakening is always followed by those coming up from the wilderness. Notice that each time the Daughters of Jerusalem are mentioned there is a fit and a match with a chronological order with the 144,000 witness found in Revelations.

1. MENTIONED THE 1ST TIME Songs 2:7 7I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please. 8The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. 9My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice. 10My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 11For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

 

 

2. MENTIONED THE 2ND TIME: Songs 3:5-11 5I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please. 6Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? 7Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. 8They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night. 9King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon. 10He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem. 11Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

 

3. MENTIONED THE 3RD TIME: I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please. 5Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

Revelation 14

 

EVENTS THAT LEAD UP TO THE WHEAT HARVEST AND FOLLOW THE WHEAT HARVEST

 

1.  144,000 and the Lamb stand on Mt Zion and a New Song: And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 3And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits (of the wheat harvest) unto God and to the Lamb. 5And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

2. Gospel preached to All who dwell on Earth: Rev 14:6And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

3. Babylon falls: Rev 14:8And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

4. A warning is given regarding the Mark of the Beast: 9And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, 10The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: 11And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

 

5. Those who are the saints: 12Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

6. THE HARVESTING OF THE EARTH, SEPERATING THE WHEAT FROM THE GRAPES: 14And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. 15And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. (reaping is the wheat harvest, see notes above, summer harvest)16And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped. 17And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

7. THE GATHERING OF THE GRAPE HARVEST: 18And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. 19And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs

8. 7 LAST PLAUGES POURED OUT: Rev. 15:1And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

9. THOSE SICKLED- THE WHEAT, VICTORY OVER THE BEAST: Rev 15: 2And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 4Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? For thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

FOLLOWING THE WHEAT HARVEST- THE TEMPLE OF THE TABERNACLE IS OPEN…..

10. THE TEMPLE OF THE TABERNACLE OF THE TESTIMONY IN HEAVENS OPENED AFTER THE HARVEST REAPED… (The summer harvest, the wheat harvest)Rev. 15: 5And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: The testimony of the Wheat the Saints who have had a testimony of Jesus, they have kept his commandments of God. - they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. 13And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

I raised thee up under the apple tree Songs 8:5

Both bride and groom have been involved in the Harvest process, those from the wilderness were raised up, which means to wake, raise and stir up also raised up means to be made naked and to be excited and triumphant. All descriptive words certainly describe the process of the harvesting of the wheat. The wheat will be made naked then stirred and awakened and then raised up gathered together to the salvation then the knowledge of the KING, the final harvested wheat will be triumphant! The wheat harvest people do not get to enter into the same kind of intimacy as the Bride. The wheat people are those who were not surrendered to HIM at his Coming for the Bride; HIS coming opened their eyes, and they will wail because of Him. Certainly this must be their awakening. Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

THE WHEAT HARVEST PEOPLE: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Rev 12:11

The “wheat harvest people” were raised up under the apple tree, A nick name for the KING is an apple tree; as the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste. Songs 2:3 HE provide shade from the heat of the day (tribulation) the fruit of the apple was known to help those who were sick, those in the wilderness would have been refreshed from the sweetness of HIS fruit. For thus saith the LORD of hosts; after the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. Zec 2:8

H5782A primitive root (rather identical with H5783 through the idea of opening the eyes); to wake (literally or figuratively): - (a-) wake (-n, up), lift up (self), X master, raise (up), stir up (self). ROOT WORD H5783: H5783A primitive root; to (be) bare: - be made naked

· RAISED THEE: to rouse oneself, awake, awaken, incite a) (Qal) to rouse oneself, awake, to be roused, to stir up, rouse, incite, to be excited, be triumphant

I there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee. Thy mother Jerusalem who is the mother of us all travailed and made a pledge to bring you forth, what a perfect and awesome verse Paul writes to the Galatians, “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,” Gal 4:19

A RECAP ON THE BARLEY BRIDE: The Bride is the Barley and the Bride was called and gathered up to their groom King, a sickle was not taken to the Barley Bride, the bride was called up, she had been waiting for the wedding and was prepared. The barley bride has been made Kings and Priest Rev 1:6 6And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. The gathering or catching away/rapture of the Bride which are KINGS and Priest, happens before the Tribulation. Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. This is the catching away the rapture the gathering of the Bride, also found in Songs 1 where the Bride is drawn to HIM and brought into HIS Chamber; Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee. Songs 1:4The word draw in Hebrew clearly is a catching away/rapture. Hebrew meaning of the word DRAW- Strongs #4900 means: drag, seize and lift out, drag along, lead along, drag or lead off, draw down proceed, march, to draw out or give (a sound), to cheer, draw, attract, gratify.

The drawing of the bride in Songs 1:4, and His appearing to all in the clouds in Rev 1:7 The barley has been made Kings and Priest and they are harvested or winnowed by be “thrown up” into the air, a type of rapture. The wind removes the outer shell. The wheat has a harder shell/husk and it is traditionally harvested in ancient times with a tribulium board, the board must crush the outer shell. So the wheat is reaped then crushed. The Bride and the groom are called in the chamber and the closet and they are called out and to come forth for the harvest floors are overflowing with the wheat and the grapes. Joel 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Vs 24. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

 

The bride says to the daughters: I charge you daughters of Jerusalem, nor awake my love, till he pleases. The Daughters of Jerusalem swear and take an oath; The Daughters must be patient, not rush things, not stir or awake the king until he pleases; the timing has to be just right; WHY CAN’T THEY WAKE HIM? The daughters of Jerusalem cannot awake HIM until HE PLEASES! These I believe are appointed times, the gathering of the Bride is an appointed time, the calling the Bride up from the Earthly ministry of a number of days ( found in Songs 2), also the sickle and reaping of the Wheat Harvest and the gathering of the cluster of Grapes which are thrown into the great winepress of God’s wrath. These are ALL appointed times. The Rapture has an appointed time, it falls at the beginning of the seven years; the wheat harvest has an appointed time it appears to fall in the mid point of the 7 years, and the grapes being gathered is the appointed time for the beginning of God’s wrath that will be poured out. So… back to the daughters of Jerusalem… they have COME ON THE SCENE AT EACH OF THESE EVENTS! The bride is caught up/ raptured and then the Daughters show up, the bride goes into Earthly ministry for a season, until the spring is over, then the Daughters stir the KING and Darkness falls (tribulation) Spring ends, rain is over (latter-rain). Then the daughters show up on Mt Zion with the Lamb and then the Harvest (Wheat) is reaped. Based on the language in the Songs, and the layout of the Songs and the book of Revelations the Daughters show up the same time the 144,000 do. IT is the 144,000 who can stir the King. It is the Bride who stirred him and brought her into his chamber, the Bride is the firstfruits from the barley harvest. Once the Barley Bride is brought into the KINGS chambers, then and ONLY THEN can the Daughters of Jerusalem the 144,000 come on the scene and stir him. The 144,000 are firstfruits of the WHEAT HARVEST, they go through the tribulation, but they are sealed and protected. They ARE NOT apart of the CHURCH AGE, therefore they are the Wheat Harvest.

Songs- Ministry of Bride and Groom On Earth- Checking on the Vine

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The “LET US” Chapter

Songs 7: 11-13 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. 12Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves. 13The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

 

 

Previous Songs Chapter 1-7 Studies

In the previous study, Songs chapter 7:1-11 introduced the “prince’s daughter”, those who are new converts and possible daughters from the Prince’s of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The chapter closes with the harvesting of the “prince’s daughter, part of the wheat harvest. Rev 14 closes with the wheat harvest then the grapes are thrown into the winepress of God’s wrath. In the final verses in Songs chapter 7 we find the bride and groom have gone forth and are lodging in the villages and in the field and are going to check on the vine. In Songs 7 and in Rev. 14: 15, the “wheat harvest” has taken place, now those from the “wheat” or first half of the tribulation have been harvest… confirmed in chapter 8.

SUMMARY:

TO THE SHULAMITE BRIDE- BRIDE OF CHRIST:

KING-GROOM TO BRIDE: 11Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Each word in this verse has a direct meaning, in other words it is unlike many words and verses in the Songs that have been very cryptic. Simply put the “Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages” means just that! The groom has asked the bride to come and depart and go forth and exit the place where they reside and go into the field and lodge, stop over in the villages. The word villages means a literal village but it also has a dual meaning and is applicable to the passage; to lodge and stop over in the “villages” is to cover, purge, make reconciliation and atonement over them by making a cover with a pitch. The question one might ask is; where the Groom KING and the Bride come from and where are they going? The answer is found in Songs 1 and 2; The Bride has departed Earth on 3 occasions and has been with the Groom the King in “Their House”. Previously mentioned in other chapters the bride has been in field or pastureland is where the flocks have been, and in the garden. The bride and groom have been tending and teaching the flock, Songs 1:7-8 at the footsteps of the flocks feeding the goats (no goats in Heaven), the Bride in Songs 2:14-16 is in warfare taking hold of the foxes that are spoiling the vine; in Songs 6:13 Shulamite Bride looks as if she is two armies, those in the garden beckon the bride to return so they can GAZE upon her! The question to the answer is this; the Bride and Groom are leaving their dwelling place, “their house” heaven, and are going to where the harvest will be the vineyard, the garden, Earth.

BRIDE AND GROOM WORKING TOGETHER AS ONE, SIDE BY SIDE-“LET US!”12Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves. “LET US”- The word get up early comes from the root word “shoulder”. Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut ; and he shall shut, and none shall open. The bride appears to come from the Church of Philadelphia, and or any other churches/people who are over comers, found in Rev. 2-3. The word “rise up early also has a meaning of a “open window” in the Heavens, and is found in Month 2 day 17.( see Clue #2 Study on Noah). There appears to be many open windows in the Feast of Weeks, this is just one of those windows.

The bride and groom move in one accord, HE desires HIS Bride’s company and what is HIS has become HERS; the Bride is to inspect the vine and fruit with HIM. He says, “let us get up early, let us see.” means let’s look at, consider and inspect together the vineyard! The creator of the Universe is inviting HIS Bride to consider and see and examine the remaining harvest with him! WOW!

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP? CHECKING ON THE VINE, THE TENDER GRAPES, THE

POMEGRANATE

“Let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth:” The vine refers to the harvest of those who remain, Israel, also those in judgment, and those who have prospered in HIM which is to have come to him. Tender grapes are only mentioned 3 times and “tender grapes” refer to the end of the harvest” Tender grapes are only mentioned in the Songs 2:13, 15 and Songs 7:12 and Isaiah. In the book of Isaiah chapter 17 it tells us what the vine and harvest will look like in that day: In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: [but] the harvest [shall be] a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

The seed to “Flourish” starts with the latter rain that is poured out in Joel 2. The word

“Flourish” is mentioned only five times in the scriptures; two of those times

“Flourished” is mentioned in the Songs 6:11, 7:12. Meaning each time the end of the age and the harvest of the vine the grapes. Look at the word “flourish” in Ezekiel, And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done [it]. Ezekiel 17:24

The pomegranates that “bud forth”: means to flee away from the heathen, to depart from there touch nothing unclean… in the following scriptures he calls the bud his “PLEASANT FRUIT” a reference to Joseph… who was “separate from his brethren. Just like Joseph who touched nothing unclean and he fled away from the heathen and trouble, like Potipher’s wife.

THE GARDEN; and it will be in “THE” Garden that he will give the BRIDE his “loves”. THE GROOM KING GIVES THE BRIDE “HIS LOVES”: There I will give you my love(s)-(plural) in the garden he will give her his LOVES. Who are his loves? His loves are those in “the garden”, those who have come to him, those that both HE and the Bride have been tending too. Those in the garden are His; he will give them to the BRIDE. Oh really! He is going to give the fruit of the harvest to his Bride! Next verse… Songs 7: 13The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

THE GROOM KING HAS LAID UP FOR HIS BRIDE ALL MANNER OF PLEASANT FRUITS, NEW AND OLD... AT THEIR GATES- “OUR GATES” Pleasant fruit is mentioned in the scripture only 7 times, and “precious fruit” mentioned four times in reference to Joseph, being separate from his brethren. When all is said and done, the “precious fruit”, which are the “precious things”, both “new and old”, will HE, the KING lay up for “HIS BRIDE” at their gates. The groom the KING gives ownership to his wife, HIS BRIDE, what is HIS has becomes theirs. In Songs 7:13 he says, “OUR GATES” and the fruit at “OUR GATES” is both new and old, and HE has laid it up for HER, his BRIDE! How exciting!!! The precious fruit that has been harvested has been done so with the help of the BRIDE. 13The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved. In Songs 1:7-8,

The bride has been helping bring in the harvest, feeding the flock, warfare; she has appeared as if two armies. The groom has rewarded the bride with the precious fruit, HE HAS LAID UP FOR HER BOTH NEW AND OLD PLEASANT FRUITS! (Songs 1:7-8 tending and feeding flock, Songs 2:14-16 warfare taking hold of the foxes, Songs 6:13 Shulamite Bride looks as if she is two armies.)

KEY POINTS:

• “Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages” means just that! The groom has asked the bride to come and depart and go forth and exit the place where they reside and go into the field and lodge, stop over in the villages.

• The word villages means a literal village but it also has a dual meaning and is applicable to the passage; to lodge and stop over in the “villages” is to cover, purge, make reconciliation and atonement over them by making a cover with a pitch.

• The Bride and Groom are leaving their dwelling place, “their house” heaven, and are going to where the harvest will be the vineyard, the garden, Earth

• “LET US” The bride and groom move in one accord, HE desires HIS Brides companionship, her input, what is HIS has become HERS.

• The Bride is to inspect the vine and fruit with HIM.

• He says, “let us get up early, let us see.” means let’s look at, consider and inspect together the vineyard!

• “Get up early” linked to the Key of David- comes from the root word “shoulder”. Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open , and none shall shut ; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

• The word “rise up early also has a meaning of a “open window” in the Heavens, and is found in Month 2 day 17.( see Clue #2 Study on Noah).

• Inspection of the vine and grape: “let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth:” The vine refers to the harvest of those who remain, Israel, also those in judgment, and those who have prospered in HIM.

• Tender grapes are” refers to the end of the harvest” Tender grapes are only mentioned in the Songs 2:13, 15 and Songs 7:12 and Isaiah.

• The seed to “Flourish” starts with the latter rain that is poured out in Joel 2.

• The pomegranates that “bud forth”: means to flea away from the heathen, to depart from there touch nothing unclean, references to Joseph.

• There I will give you my love(s)-(plural). In the garden he will give her his LOVES. His loves are those in “the garden”, those who have come to him, those that both HE and the Bride have been tending too.

• At our gates- “OUR GATES” speaks volumes, what is the KING’s is now the BRIDES!

• All manner of pleasant fruits, a type of Joseph, new being separate coming out from the heathen. Fruit of the Harvest!

• Fruit new and old; the old possibly Christians from the church age that did not get raptured, because of sin they forfeited their right to be the bride. New fruit is new converts. The precious fruit that has been harvested has been done so with the help of the BRIDE.

• Which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved. The groom has rewarded the bride with the precious fruit, HE HAS LAID UP FOR HER BOTH NEW AND OLD PLEASANT FRUITS! (Songs 1:7-8 tending and feeding flock, Songs 2:14-16 warfare taking hold of the foxes, Songs 6:13 Shulamite Bride looks as if she is two armies.)

 

NOTES:

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KING-GROOM TO BRIDE: 11Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. Each word in this verse has a direct meaning, in other words it is unlike many words and verses in the Songs that have been very cryptic. Simply put the “Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages” means just that! The groom has asked the bride to come and depart and go forth and exit the place where they reside and go into the field and lodge, stop over in the villages. The word villages means a literal village but it also has a dual meaning and is applicable to the passage; to lodge and stop over in the “villages” is to cover, purge, make reconciliation and atonement over them by making a cover with a pitch. The question one might ask is; where the Groom KING and the Bride come from and where are they going? The answer is found in Songs 1 and 2; The Bride has departed Earth on 3 occasions and has been with the Groom the King in “Their House”. Previously mentioned in other chapters the bride has been in field or pastureland is where the flocks have been, and in the garden. The bride and groom have been tending and teaching the flock, Songs 1:7-8 at the footsteps of the flocks feeding the goats (no goats in Heaven), the Bride in Songs 2:14-16 is in warfare taking hold of the foxes that are spoiling the vine; in Songs 6:13 Shulamite Bride looks as if she is two armies, those in the garden beckon the bride to return so they can GAZE upon her! The question to the answer is this; the Bride and Groom are leaving their dwelling place, “their house” heaven, and are going to where the harvest will be the vineyard, the garden, Earth.

 

• Come:= 1) to go, walk, come, depart, proceed, move, go away

• Let us go forth=1) to go out, come out, exit, go forth

• Into the field:= field, land a) cultivated field b) of home of wild beasts

• Let us lodge: 1) to lodge, stop over, pass the night, abide

SONGS 7:12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth:

 The groom.

BRIDE AND GROOM WORKING TOGETHER AS ONE, SIDE BY SIDE-“LET US!”12Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves. “LET US”- The word get up early comes from the root word “shoulder”. Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut ; and he shall shut, and none shall open. The bride appears to come from the Church of Philadelphia, and or any other churches/people who are over comers, found in Rev. 2-3. The word “rise up early also has a meaning of a “open window” in the Heavens, and is found in Month 2 day 17.( see Clue #2 Study on Noah). There appears to be many open windows in the Feast of Weeks, this is just one of those windows.

• “Let “US” get up early” : King/groom and bride

• KEY OF DAVID IS FOUND IN “RISE UP EARLY” comes from “should” :H7925 ROOT WORD: 7926 SHOULDER:

1. SHOULDERIS 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder 7926;

2. so he shall open 6605 , and none shall shut ; and he shall shut , and none shall open 6605

3. The key of David is also the Church of Philadelphia

• RISE UP EARLY ALSO AN OPEN WINDOW GRAPE HARVEST: RISE UP EARLY ROOT WORD MEANS -OPEN WINDOW: IN SONGS 7:12 THERE IS AN OPEN WINDOW FOR A HARVEST, THE HARVESTING OF THE GRAPES, THE FALL HARVEST.

• H6605 TO BE OPEN: FIRST VERSE IN BIBLE USING TO BE OPEN IS THE BELOW VERSE:

H6605

pathach pä•thakh' open, loose, grave, wide, engrave, put off, out, appear, drawn, break forth, set forth, misc

The bride and groom move in one accord, HE desires HIS Bride’s company and what is HIS has become HERS; the Bride is to inspect the vine and fruit with HIM. He says, “let us get up early, let us see.” means let’s look at, consider and inspect together the vineyard! The creator of the Universe is inviting HIS Bride to consider and see and examine the remaining harvest with him! WOW!

THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP? CHECKING ON THE VINE, THE TENDER GRAPES, THE POMEGRANATE “Let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth:” The vine refers to the harvest of those who remain, Israel, also those in judgment, and those who have prospered in HIM which is to have come to him. Tender grapes are only mentioned 3 times and “tender grapes” refer to the end of the harvest” Tender grapes are only mentioned in the Songs 2:13, 15 and Songs 7:12 and Isaiah. In the book of Isaiah chapter 17 it tells us what the vine and harvest will look like in that day: In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: [but] the harvest [shall be] a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

AN OPEN WINDOW: WERE OPEN#6605- THE FOUNTAINS OF THE DEEP WERE OPEN UP In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened#6605. Gen 7:11

• “If the vine” 1) vine, vine tree a) of Israel (fig.) b) of stars fading at Jehovah's judgment (metaph.) c) of prosperity

• Flourish:= Strongs # H6524 flourish, bud, blossom, grow, break, fly, spring, break forth, abroad, abundantly, break out, spreading, spring up Mentioned 5 times in scriptures , two times in the Songs.

• Tender grapes: mentioned only three times in scripture: ALL IN SONGS!

TENDER GRAPES: Strongs #H5563

Tender grapes found 3 times in the scriputres

Sgs 2:13

The fig tree 8384 putteth forth 2590 her green figs 6291, and the vines 1612 [with] the tender grape 5563 give 5414 a [good] smell 7381. Arise 6965 , my love 7474, my fair one 3303, and come away 3212 .

Sgs 2:15

Take 270 us the foxes 7776, the little 6996 foxes 7776, that spoil 2254 the vines 3754: for our vines 3754 [have] tender grapes 5563.

Sgs 7:12

Let us get up early 7925 to the vineyards 3754; let us see 7200 if the vine 1612 flourish 6524 , [whether] the tender grape 5563 appear 6605 , [and] the pomegranates 7416 bud forth 5132 : there will I give 5414 thee my loves 1730.

APPEAR MENTIONED 1 TIME IN SCRIPTURE SONGS 7: to open a) (Qal) to open b) (Niphal) to be opened, be let loose, be thrown open c) (Piel) 1) to free 2) to loosen 3) to open, open oneself d) (Hithpael) to loose oneself

Pomegranate has a priestly connection; it is associated with the priest of the temple and is an ornament that the priest wears as a tassel on their priestly garments. The root word meaning behind “Pomegranate” is to be exalted or lifted up. I believe this reference in the Songs is a type of Priestly service found in the garden, perhaps, teachers, or priest, rabbis, those who are serving as a type of minister, priest and teacher in the garden.

 

• POMOGRANATE: 1) pomegranate a) as tree b) as fruit c) as pomegranate shaped ornaments in temple

• ROOT WORD of Pomegranate # H7426: ) to be exalted, be lifted upa) (Qal) to be exalted b) (Niphal) to lift oneself

Num 16:45

Get you up 7426 from among 8432 this congregation 5712, that I may consume 3615 them as in a moment 7281. And they fell 5307 upon their faces 6440.

 

• LIFTED UP: DESCRIBED AS POMEGRANATE:

Eze 10:15

And the cherubims 3742 were lifted up 7426 . This [is] the living creature 2416 that I saw 7200 by the river 5104 of Chebar 3529.

Eze 10:17

When they stood 5975 , [these] stood 5975 ; and when they were lifted up 7311 , [these] lifted up 7426 themselves [also]: for the spirit 7307 of the living creature 2416 [was] in them.

Eze 10:19

And the cherubims 3742 lifted up 5375 their wings 3671, and mounted up 7426 from the earth 776 in my sight 5869: when they went out 3318 , the wheels 212 also [were] beside 5980 them, and [every one] stood 5975 at the door 6607 of the east 6931 gate 8179 of the LORD'S 3068 house 1004; and the glory 3519 of the God 430 of Israel 3478 [was] over them above 4605.

EXALTED- DESCRIBED AS POMEGRANATE:

Job 24:24

They are exalted 7426 for a little while 4592, but are gone and brought low 4355 ; they are taken out 7092 of the way 1870 as all [other], and cut off 5243 as the tops 7218 of the ears of corn 7641.

Psa 118:16

The right hand 3225 of the LORD 3068 is exalted 7426 : the right hand 3225 of the LORD 3068 doeth 6213 valiantly 2428.

Isa 33:10

Now will I rise 6965 , saith 559 the LORD 3068; now will I be exalted 7426 ; now will I lift up 5375 myself.

Pomegranates are a priestly ornamentation- represent priestly

Exd 28:33

And [beneath] upon the hem 7757 of it thou shalt make 6213 pomegranates 7416 [of] blue 8504, and [of] purple 713, and [of] scarlet 8144 8438, round about 5439 the hem 7757 thereof; and bells 6472 of gold 2091 between 8432 them round about 5439:

Exd 28:34

A golden 2091 bell 6472 and a pomegranate 7416, a golden 2091 bell 6472 and a pomegranate 7416, upon the hem 7757 of the robe 4598 round about 5439.

The seed to “Flourish” starts with the latter rain that is poured out in Joel 2. The word

 

“Flourish” is mentioned only five times in the scriptures; two of those times

“Flourished” is mentioned in the Songs 6:11, 7:12. Meaning each time the end of the age and the harvest of the vine the grapes. Look at the word “flourish” in Ezekiel, And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done [it]. Ezekiel 17:24

The pomegranates that “bud forth”: means to flee away from the heathen, to depart from there touch nothing unclean… in the following scriptures he calls the bud his “PLEASANT FRUIT” a reference to Joseph… who was “separate from his brethren. Just like Joseph who touched nothing unclean and he fled away from the heathen and trouble, like Potipher’s wife.

• (Qal) to fly, flee 2) (Hiphil) to bloom, blossom

Lam 4:15

They cried 7121 unto them, Depart 5493 ye; [it is] unclean 2931; depart 5493 , depart 5493 , touch 5060 not: when they fled away 5132 and wandered 5128 , they said 559 among the heathen 1471, They shall no more 3254 sojourn 1481 [there].

“Bud”mentioned only 2 times in scripture, and refers to the pomegranate bud

Sgs 6:11

I went down 3381 into the garden 1594 of nuts 93 to see 7200 the fruits 3 of the valley 5158, [and] to see 7200 whether the vine 1612 flourished 6524 , [and] the pomegranates 7416 budded 5132 .

Sgs 7:12

Let us get up early 7925 to the vineyards 3754; let us see 7200 if the vine 1612 flourish 6524 , [whether] the tender grape 5563 appear 6605 , [and] the pomegranates 7416 bud forth 5132 : there will I give 5414 thee my loves 1730.

THE GARDEN; and it will be in “THE” Garden that he will give the BRIDE his “loves”. THE GROOM KING GIVES THE BRIDE “HIS LOVES”: There I will give you my love(s)-(plural) in the garden he will give her his LOVES. Who are his loves? His loves are those in “the garden”, those who have come to him, those that both HE and the Bride have been tending too. Those in the garden are His; he will give them to the BRIDE. Oh really! He is going to give the fruit of the harvest to his Bride! Next verse… Songs 7: 13The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

SONGS 7:13The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

• MANDRAKES: H1726 LOVE APPLE, BUT COMES FROM TWO ROOT WORDS BOILING POT-H1731 AND BURDEN

THE GROOM KING HAS LAID UP FOR HIS BRIDE ALL MANNER OF PLEASANT FRUITS, NEW AND OLD... AT THEIR GATES- “OUR GATES” Pleasant fruit is mentioned in the scripture only 7 times, and “precious fruit” mentioned four times in reference to Joseph, being separate from his brethren. When all is said and done, the “precious fruit”, which are the “precious things”, both “new and old”, will HE, the KING lay up for “HIS BRIDE” at their gates. The groom the KING gives ownership to his wife, HIS BRIDE, what is HIS has becomes theirs. In Songs 7:13 he says, “OUR GATES” and the fruit at “OUR GATES” is both new and old, and HE has laid it up for HER, his BRIDE! How exciting!!! The precious fruit that has been harvested has been done so with the help of the BRIDE. 13The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved. In Songs 1:7-8,

PLEASANT FRUIT is mentioned in the scripture only 7 times, and “precious fruit” mentioned four times in reference to Joseph and being separate from his brethren. When all is said and done the “precious fruit” which are the “precious things” both “new and old” will HE, the KING lay up for “HIS BRIDE” at their gates. The groom the KING gives ownership to his wife, HIS BRIDE, what is HIS has becomes theirs. In Songs 7 :13 he says, “OUR GATES” and the fruit at “OUR GATES” is both new and old, and HE has laid it up for HER, his BRIDE! How exciting!!! The precious fruit that has been harvested has been done so with the help of the BRIDE. 13The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved. In Songs 1:7-8,

PLEASANT FRUIT: MEANS PRECIOUS FRUIT: MENTIONED ONLY 7 TIMES IN THE BIBLE: H4022From an unused root properly meaning to be eminent; properly a distinguished thing; hence something valuable, as a product or fruit: - pleasant, precious fruit (thing).

• Precious fruit mentioned four times in reference to Joseph and being separate from his brethren and referred as the “precious things”- And of Joseph 3130 he said 559 , Blessed 1288 of the LORD 3068 [be] his land 776, for the precious things 4022 of heaven

Strong's Number H4022 matches the Hebrew מֶגֶד (meged), which occurs 8 times in 7 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV

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Deu 33:13

And of Joseph 3130 he said 559 , Blessed 1288 of the LORD 3068 [be] his land 776, for the precious things 4022 of heaven 8064, for the dew 2919, and for the deep 8415 that coucheth beneath 7257 ,

Deu 33:14

And for the precious 4022 fruits 8393 [brought forth] by the sun 8121, and for the precious things 4022 put forth 1645 by the moon 3391,

Deu 33:15

And for the chief things 7218 of the ancient 6924 mountains 2042, and for the precious things 4022 of the lasting 5769 hills 1389,

Deu 33:16

And for the precious things 4022 of the earth 776 and fulness 4393 thereof, and [for] the good will 7522 of him that dwelt 7931 in the bush 5572: let [the blessing] come 935 upon the head 7218 of Joseph 3130, and upon the top of the head 6936 of him [that was] separated 5139 from his brethren 251.

Sgs 4:13

Thy plants 7973 [are] an orchard 6508 of pomegranates 7416, with pleasant 4022 fruits 6529; camphire 3724, with spikenard 5373,

Sgs 4:16

Awake 5782 , O north wind 6828; and come 935 , thou south 8486; blow 6315 upon my garden 1588, [that] the spices 1314 thereof may flow out 5140 . Let my beloved 1730 come 935 into his garden 1588, and eat 398 his pleasant 4022 fruits 6529.

Sgs 7:13

The mandrakes 1736 give 5414 a smell 7381, and at our gates 6607 [are] all manner of pleasant 4022 [fruits], new 2319 and old 3465, [which] I have laid up 6845 for thee, O my beloved 1730.

13The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

• The mandrakes: 1) mandrake, love-apple a) as exciting sexual desire, and favoring procreation

1. Note: Gen 30 is all about conception of the sons of the 12 tribes, Rachael asked Ruben to bring her mandrakes from the field to help her conceive Also Jacob took the flocks to the gutters and the troughs where conception took place among the rods.. Gen 30 is about conception.

• Give a smell mentioned 11 times:

H7381

reyach rā'•akh savour, smell, scent

Gen 8:21

And the LORD 3068 smelled 7306 a sweet 5207 savour 7381; and the LORD 3068 said 559 in 413 his heart 3820, I will not again 3254 curse 7043 the ground 127 any more for man's 120 sake 5668; for the imagination 3336 of man's 120 heart 3820 [is] evil 7451 from his youth 5271; neither will I again 3254 smite 5221 any more every thing living 2416, as I have done 6213 .

Gen 27:27

And he came near 5066 , and kissed 5401 him: and he smelled 7306 the smell 7381 of his raiment 899, and blessed 1288 him, and said 559 , See 7200 , the smell 7381 of my son 1121 [is] as the smell 7381 of a field 7704 which the LORD 3068 hath blessed 1288 :

Lev 26:31

And I will make 5414 your cities 5892 waste 2723, and bring 8074 0 your sanctuaries 4720 unto desolation 8074 , and I will not smell 7306 the savour 7381 of your sweet odours 5207.

Sgs 1:12

While the king 4428 [sitteth] at his table 4524, my spikenard 5373 sendeth forth 5414 the smell 7381 thereof.

Sgs 2:13

The fig tree 8384 putteth forth 2590 her green figs 6291, and the vines 1612 [with] the tender grape 5563 give 5414 a [good] smell 7381. Arise 6965 , my love 7474, my fair one 3303, and come away 3212 .

Sgs 4:10

How fair 3302 is thy love 1730, my sister 269, [my] spouse 3618! how much better 2895 is thy love 1730 than wine 3196! and the smell 7381 of thine ointments 8081 than all spices 1314!

Sgs 4:11

Thy lips 8193, O [my] spouse 3618, drop 5197 [as] the honeycomb 5317: honey 1706 and milk 2461 [are] under thy tongue 3956; and the smell 7381 of thy garments 8008 [is] like the smell 7381 of Lebanon 3844.

Sgs 7:8

I said 559 , I will go up 5927 to the palm tree 8558, I will take hold 270 of the boughs 5577 thereof: now also thy breasts 7699 shall be as clusters 811 of the vine 1612, and the smell 7381 of thy nose 639 like apples 8598;

Sgs 7:13

The mandrakes 1736 give 5414 a smell 7381, and at our gates 6607 [are] all manner of pleasant 4022 [fruits], new 2319 and old 3465, [which] I have laid up 6845 for thee, O my beloved 1730.

Hsa 14:6

His branches 3127 shall spread 3212 , and his beauty 1935 shall be as the olive tree 2132, and his smell 7381 as Lebanon 3844.

• VERSES WITH THE “New” fruit, new things :

Isa 42:9

Behold, the former things 7223 are come to pass 935 , and new things 2319 do I declare 5046 : before they spring forth 6779 I tell 8085 you of them.

Isa 43:19

Behold, I will do 6213 a new thing 2319; now it shall spring forth 6779 ; shall ye not know 3045 it? I will even make 7760 a way 1870 in the wilderness 4057, [and] rivers 5104 in the desert 3452.

Isa 48:6

Thou hast heard 8085 , see 2372 all this; and will not ye declare 5046 [it]? I have shewed 8085 thee new things 2319 from this time 6258, even hidden things 5341 , and thou didst not know 3045 them.

• New thing- Job:

Job 29:20

My glory 3519 [was] fresh 2319 in me 5978, and my bow 7198 was renewed 2498 in my hand 3027.

Isa 61:4

And they shall build 1129 the old 5769 wastes 2723, they shall raise up 6965 the former 7223 desolations 8074 , and they shall repair 2318 the waste 2721 cities 5892, the desolations 8074 of many 1755 generations 1755.

OLD FRUIT: Isa. 61:4 Build up old wasters, raise up the former desolations, repair the waste cities and the desolations of many generations.

OLD: to sleep: root word- #H3462 1) to sleep, be asleep a) (Qal) to sleep, go to sleep, be asleep1) to remain a long time, be stored up 2) to be festering (of leprosy) c) (Piel) to cause to sleep, entice to sleep

Lev 26:10

And ye shall eat 398 old store 3462 , and bring forth 3318 the old 3465 because 6440 of the new 2319.

• NEW FRUIT: H2318A primitive root; to be new; causatively to rebuild: - renew, repair.

The bride has been helping bring in the harvest, feeding the flock, warfare; she has appeared as if two armies. The groom has rewarded the bride with the precious fruit, HE HAS LAID UP FOR HER BOTH NEW AND OLD PLEASANT FRUITS! (Songs 1:7-8 tending and feeding flock, Songs 2:14-16 warfare taking hold of the foxes, Songs 6:13 Shulamite Bride looks as if she is two armies.)

“Which I have laid up for thee”: to hide, treasure, treasure or store up for his BRIDE!

“LAID UP”

• H6845A primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk: - esteem, hide (-den one, self), lay up, lurk (be set) privily, (keep) secret (-ly, place).

STONGS REFERENCES: Son 7:11 Come,H1980 my beloved,H1730 let us go forthH3318 into the field;H7704 let us lodgeH3885 in the villages.H3723

Son 7:12 Let us get up earlyH7925 to the vineyards;H3754 let us seeH7200 ifH518 the vineH1612 flourish,H6524 whether the tender grapeH5563 appear,H6524 and the pomegranatesH7416 bud forth:H5132 thereH8033 will I giveH5414 thee(H853) my loves.H1730 Son 7:13 The mandrakesH1736 giveH5414 a smell,H7381 and atH5921 our gatesH6607 are all mannerH3605 of pleasantH4022 fruits, newH2319 andH1571 old,H3465 which I have laid upH6845 for thee, O my beloved.H1730

MONTH 2 OF GOD'S BIBLICAL HOLY CALENDAR

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A look at month 2 of God's Holy Calendar... "An Open Door in the Heavens"

Month 2 of God's Holy Calendar has a window open... or shoud I say a doorway open into the heavens... look at all the events that took place during this month!

 

MONTH 2 ( follows Passover,)

DAY 10: NOAH ENTERED THE ARK, GOD SHUT THE DOOR, METHUSELAH DIED ON THAT DAY, SAME VERY DAY NOAH ENTERED INTO THE ARK.(see clue #1 and 2 for details)

DAY 14: Second Passover, Numbers 9:9-14; II Chronicles 30:1-5, 15.

DAY 15: Feast of Unleavened Bread kept in second month by Hezekiah, II Chronicles 30:13, 21-23.

LOOK AT ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN ONE WEEK  7 DAYS OF EACH OTHER and or 14 DAYS of each other!

DAY 21: Last day of Feast of Unleavened Bread of Hezekiah in the Second Month.

DAY 17: Fountains of deep broken up, 40 days of rain begin the Noachian Flood, Genesis 7:11.

DAY 20: Cloud taken up, Israel begins journeying from Sinai in the second year of the Exodus, Numbers 10:11.

DAY 24 JESUS ASCENDED INTO THE CLOUD - HOLY SPIRIT WAS BREATHED ON THE DISCIPLES, LUK 24:49, ACTS 1:11

DAY 27 ONE YEAR LATTER AFTER FLOOD STARTED: God told Noah to go forth out of the ark, Genesis 8:14.

DAY 50 -X Pentecost, a Holy Day, always falls on second day of the week, can be on 7th, 9th, 11th, or 13th of third month.

JESUS BREATHED ON THEM THE HOLY SPIRT THE DAY HE ASCENDED... DAY 40 OF THE COUNTING OF THE OMER, 10 DAYS PRIOR TO PENTECOST

The Messiah was seen by hundreds of disciples, I Corinthians 15:1-9. There were many infallible proofs during the forty days of the resurrected Savior's teaching, Acts 1:1-3. During a meal, after they had been with him for 40 days, ( Songs study finds the bride in this type of Ministry) He commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Acts 1:4-5. This power would enable them to be witnesses of the Messiah in all the world, verses 6-8. The promise had actually been made the night of the Passover, before they left to go to Gethsemane, John 14:16-17, 16:7-16.

 

Ten More Days to Wait! Month 2 day 40 of the Counting of the Omer

After forty days, the Savior was not to be seen again by them. He was taken up to Heaven into a cloud and out of their sight. He gave them a blessing, and departed from them, and was carried up into heaven, Luke 24:51. Two angels announced that He would return on this very spot, the Mount of Olives, Acts 1:9-12, Zechariah 14:4-9.

The angels said he would return in "like manor" is the Day of Acention a possible catching away day?! It hold tremendous possibilities, also fits with the Songs 1-2 Study... the bride is in ministry before the "Banquet" (Pentecost? possibly )

 

Ten more days to tarry! What an eternity it must have been! So they returned, gathered together, continuing with one accord in prayer and supplication, Acts 1:12-14. They were joyful, worshipping Him, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing the Almighty, Luke 24:50-53. The eleven had to sit in judgment, because a replacement for Judas had to be found. So, the lot of judgment fell upon Matthias, who was now to be numbered with the others who would sit upon the twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel, Acts 1:15-26

THE DISCIPELES HAD TO WAIT UNTIL PENTECOST UNTIL THE FULL MEASURE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS GIVEN TO THEM.

First, they had to wait: "And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power [Holy Spirit] from on high," Luke 24:49. 

"THIRD DAY"-CATCHING AWAY POSSIBILITY- 10 DAYS PAST FIRSTFRUITS, DAY 3 OF THE WEEK, 40 DAYS PRIOR TO PENTECOST, FALLS IN THE FEAST OF WEEKS.... FITS CRITERIA!

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BASED ON JOEL 2:23, HOSEA 6:2, JER.5:24... HE WILL COME WITH THE RAIN, THE MARCH /APRIL RAIN... JOEL 2:23 SAYS HE WILL COME IN MONTH ONE: HOSEA SAYS HE WILL RAISE US UP ON THE THID DAY; AND HE WILL COME IN THE LATTER RAIN; JER 5:24 SAYS THE LATTER RAIN IS APPOINTED FOR THE FEAST OF WEEKS.

 

Here we have many clues to the timing of his coming... Examine with me the scriptures and also the possibilities of what the "third day" may be.

Besides this study on the "third day, also see the Jesus and the third day" Clue #7.

as well as the Prohetic History of the "third day" found on the home page.

 

Here is another possibility for the "thrid day", this one works well with the pattern set by Jesus for the bride, appearing to many for a period of 40 days. If he comes this year.... this certainly would be a good day!!- Lora

 

10 DAYS FROM FIRSTFRUITS

ANOTHER POSSIBILITEY!

DAY 3 OF THE WEEK

 

40 Days from Pentecost a Day to Examine

 

  

Another thought about the third day…. The third day is always the 3rd day from the Sabbath. Day 10 of the Counting of the Omer is also the “third day”,

 

 

More about the “third day”…..another possibility...... I really like this one!!

 

The 10 day period from Ascension to Pentecost is a gap period … let’s explain this period…. Jesus ascended 10 days prior to Pentecost; He walked the Earth showing himself to many for a period of 40 days, on day 40 He ascended. In my 13 Clues studies, Clue number 7, 8, and 9, there is a blue print pattern established by Jesus for the Bride. Songs chapter 1-2, confirms the ministry of the bride for a period of days in the spring time; it appears the bride is on Earth walking the path of Jesus for a minimum of 40 days. Many of you who have read my studies will notice I have not been able to determine the number of the days by the bride, the range is 40-50 days, based on Jesus walk and the text found in Songs 1 and 2.

 

 

Jesus appears too many for a period of 40 days, and the bride in Songs appears to stay up to Pentecost. I do not believe the bride will surpass the number of days that he appeared to many; this being said… I am taking a look at the criteria set for his coming and looking for a match based on the 40 day period.

 

Coming in Month 1 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. Joel 2:23

 

Raise us up on the third day: WHEN SHALL HE COME TO US? Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

 

Coming in the Feast of Weeks: Jer. 5:2424Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Jer 5:24

 

Jesus showed him self to many for a period of 40 days

 

With the above criteria in place we know he has to come in Month 1, he has to come during the Feast of Weeks, and it has to be the third day of something… so lets look at the third day of the week. With the above criteria in place, the bride could be caught up on day 3 of the week, day 10 of the Counting of the Omer, the last day of month 1 and that would be 40 days prior to Pentecost. This is a possible fit! This would give the bride the same amount of days to walk the path and pattern set and established by Jesus. In the Songs Chapter 1 and 2, the bride appears to be called back up for the banquet/Pentecost. When He, Jesus, comes he will bring the rain, it is the March/ April rain, this is the Latter rain… the latter rain has to come with his coming… the latter rain has to be poured out with his coming… So the catching away has to come early March/April, the latter rain comes in Month 1! The shower and the rain make the seed to grow… to bring forth the fruit… for the harvest.

 

 

EXAMINING WHICH THIRD DAY?: Day 10 after Firstfruits could also be the “third day”, the bride should follow the footprints of Jesus for a period of 40 days. The barley is waved and lifted up for 49 days prior to Pentecost. The barley bride will be a type of wave offering during the Feast of Weeks, the 50 day period, Firstfruits to Pentecost.

 

 

WHAT MONTH, WHAT DAY FITS THE CRITERIA?

 

 

· Month 1 Day 29 (April 13 day 10 of Omer count)

· Month 1 Day 29 is the third day of the week.

· Month 1 Day 29 is 10 Days for the Feast of Firstfruits.

· Month 1 Day 29 is 40 Days from Pentecost.

· 40 days is a time of trial/testing.

· 40 days Jesus showed himself too many people following his resurrection.

· The bride follows a type of blue print pattern set by Jesus- Song’s chapter 1 & 2.

· The bride may be caught up on Month 1 Day 29, the third day of the week, 40 days prior to Pentecost.

THIRD DAY- WHICH IS THE THIRD DAY? 3 DAYS AFTER FIRSTFRUITS, THE THRID DAY OF THE COUNTING OF THE OMER? HE MUST COME IN MONTH 1!

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MONTH 1 IS THE MONTH

DURING THE FEAST OF WEEKS IS THE TIME FRAME

THE THIRD DAY IS THE DAY…

ANOTHER POSSIBILITY 

 AT WHAT THE THIRD DAY COULD MEAN

the "third day" could be any  3rd. day of the week in Month 1.

He says he will come in Month 1 in the latter rain which is the March/April rain...

MONTH 1 3 DAY OF THE WEEK 3 DAY OF THE COUNTING OF THE OMER:The bride could following after him 3 days latter, day 3 of the week day 3 of counting of the Omer, and be caught up before the Passover week ends, which according to the Karatie Korner calendar is Wed. April 7.

“and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” Joel 2:23

The third day is Firstfruits, he will raise us up on the third day and we will live in his sight. The third day is confirmed by the Month 1. and the Latter rain which means spring rain.

A third confirming scripture to HE SHALL COME TO US is in Jer. 5:24, this verse confirms his coming in the Feast of weeks. The latter rain is part of his coming; His coming will bring forth the latter rain. The Bride will be apart of the latter rain because they are the firstfruits as Jesus was a firstfruit. Songs 1: 8 confirms that the Bride will walk in the footsteps of the flock and feed the sheep.

TIMING OF HIS COMING ESTABLIHED:

Three Scripture References to His Coming in the Spring!

1. Timing of his coming established :Month 1 Nissan-Joel 2:2323 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. Joel 2:23

2. Timing of his coming established :March and April-Hosea 6:3 Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth ( MARCH/APRIL)

3. Timing of his coming established Feast of Weeks-Jer. 5:24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God ,that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Jer 5:24

(FEAST OF WEEKS FOR HIS LATTER RAIN- COMING

DAY HE SHALL COME: “HE SHALL COME TO US…….”HOSEA 6:3

WHEN SHALL HE COME TO US? Hosea 6:2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight

What day is the third day? Let’s look at 3 possibilities.

• After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. Now that we have the third day established in Hosea 6:2

1. THE THIRD DAY ON MONTH 1 DAY 3

2. THE THIRD DAY BEING THE DAY JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD

3. THE THIRD DAY BEING THREE DAYS FOLLOWING THE FEAST OF FIRSTFRUITS/ AFTER JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD WHICH WOULD CONCLUDE THE PASSOVER WEEK.

4. ONE MORE POSSIBLITY: HIS COMING COULD BE ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE WEEK AND THE THIRD DAY OF THE COUNTING OF THE OMER- Which would be Month 1 Day 19 or 20.

IT MUST BE THE THIRD DAY OF SOMETHING IN MONTH 1. NOT ANY OTHER MONTH.

THE THIRD DAY AS THE ESTABLISHED DAY: HE SHALL COME UNTO US ON THE THIRD DAY AND WE SHALL LIVE IN HIS SITE, (Hosea 6:2)- THE “THIRD DAY” IS WHEN HE SHALL COME TO US.

QUESTION: How do we know what day “third day” Hosea is talking about?

• “latter rain” which is in the Spring- March or April: Hosea 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth

LATTER RAIN: MARCH AND APRIL: THE LATTER RAIN IS THE MARCH AND APRIL RAIN

LATTER RAIN: Strongs: H4456 latter rain, spring rain) the March and April rains which mature the crops of Palestine IT IS REFERED HIS COMING FORTH WILL BRING IT!!!!

THE EARLY RAIN IS WHEN HE TAUGHT US- Strongs: H3844 (early) rain (TWOT) teacher

TIMING ESTABLISHED! HIS COMING FORTH WILL BE IN THE SPRING- MARCH/APRIL

• Recap- Again…..THE LATTER RAIN IS THE MARCH AND APRIL RAIN- Strongs: H4456 latter rain, spring rain) the March and April rains which mature the crops of Palestine

• THE EARLY RAIN IS WHEN HE TAUGHT US- Strongs: H3844 (early) rain (TWOT) teacher

MONTH 1 (NISSAN) ESTABLISHED FOR HIS COMING (His Coming Hosea 6:2-3)

• THE FORMER RAIN WAS GIVEN TO US MODDERATLY 23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. Joel 2:23

• Jesus came to us with humility and meekness and his first coming was moderately compared to his coming forth with the latter rain

• The former was his first coming which taught and instructed

• His coming will bring forth a shower of rain in the spring that will not be moderate, but powerful.

• THE FORMER AND THE LATTER RAIN WILL COME DOWN IN THE FIRST MONTH. Jesus is the former rain- Teaching, instructing, he the former rain IS WHEN JESUS CAME THE FIRST TIME TEACHING, will come again as the latter rain IS HIS coming forth is in the Month 1, MARCH/APRIL.

3RD SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE: Jer. 5:24 THE LATTER RAIN IS THE APPOINTED WEEKS OF THE HARVEST – THE FEAST OF WEEKS!24Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God ,that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. Jer 5:24

• Weeks= shabwa is Feast of Weeks

• VERSE BROKEN DOWN:24Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain (showers), both the former (teach and instruct) and the latter (spring rain), in his season (time or and event): he reserveth (to watch, guard, keep, wait with purpose, observe, celebrate and protect) unto us the appointed (statute, ordinance, limit, enactment, prescribed,) weeks ( Feast of Weeks- the counting of the Omer- Feast of Firstfruits to Pentecost 50 days) of the harvest. (Harvested to reap) Jer. 5:24

• Summary of Verse: they do not say in their heart, let us now fear the LORD, our God has given us rain in both the former when he came to teach and the latter when he comes to gather and pour out in the spring, which is HIS season of a time, of an event that he reserves, we are to watch to wait with purpose, observe, celebrate and protect, unto us the appointed ordinance that is prescribed Feast of Weeks of the harvest that will be gathered, reaped.

SEASON CONFIRMED: Jer. 5:24 confirms Hosea 6:2-3 in which the season of his coming in the spring at an appointed time for the gathering during the Feast of Weeks. We are told to watch and wait with purpose and celebrate this time!

MARCH APRIL, MONTH 1, FEAST OF WEEKS CONFIRMED: Joel, Jeremiah and Hosea are all confirming scriptures to the coming of Christ in the Spring, Nisan (Month 1) and the Feast of Weeks.

THIS IS NOW THE 10TH CLUE CONFIRMING THE SEASON, MONTH AND FEAST!

CONCLUSION:, his coming, his calling forth of the bride will be during the spring, March/April, in Month 1 . The rapture or catching away of the bride could be on the “third day” following the Feast of Firstfruits, it could be on the third day of the Counting of the Omer. Hosea 6:2 confirms the “third day he will raise us up and we will live in his sight.” The latter rain is his coming forth to call His Bride up, his coming forth and calling up is also going to bring the rain. The bride of Christ will follow a similar path a blueprint set by Jesus. The bride will live in his sight on the third day but will also show themselves too many, possibly for40 days as Jesus did after his resurrection and ascension to the Father. Perhaps the bride will follow a path similar but not exact; there is a 10 day window before Pentecost that would allow for some type of variation and changes to occur…. Something to think about…..

The bride could follow the pattern of Jesus only three days latter after the resurrection day. Which would be Day 3 of the week day, and day 3 of counting of the Omer, these day still fall within the Passover week, the Bride could be caught up before the Passover week ends, which would be on Wednesday, April 7

Ok… just remember he has to come in the Spring, in the feast of weeks, and he does say Month 1.

So keep that in mind… - Lora

 

 

Most accurate calendar goes by the sighting of the New Moon by two witnesses in Jerusalem:

http://www.karaite-korner.org/holiday_dates.shtml

BRIEF INTRO TO THE SONGS- READ AT PASSOVER!

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The Songs- The Treasure of Solomon SONGS “THE HOLY OF HOLIES”

Jewish Rabbis regard the Songs of Solomon as the most Holy Book, they consider it to be the Holy of Holies. They believe that Solomon represents God, the bride is Israel and His passionate love for her.

Solomon a type of Jesus

This study examines the brides, the drawing forth of the bride, the order of events following the catching away and marriage. There is a chronological order and pattern to the Songs that uncovers the ministry of the bride. Each hidden word has an extraordinary meaning behind it!

THE SONGS READ AT PASSOVER: The Song is often interpreted as an allegorical representation of the relationship of God and Israel, or for Christians, God and the Church or Christ and the human soul, as husband and wife. According to Jewish tradition, it is read on the Sabbath that falls during the intermediate days of Passover. In the Sephardi community it is recited every Friday night. 1

Solomon’s name means peace, his bride the Shulamite is the feminine meaning of Solomon and means peace also. (Mr. and Mrs. Peace or King and Queen of Peace)

TRADITIONALLY SCHOLLARS HAVE BELIVED THE CAST OF CHARACTERS OF THE SONGS TO BE THREE: Solomon the Bride and the Daughters of Jerusalem. This study uncovers more brides, and more characters will unfold as we examine each chapter. I believe there are some real surprises that are best left to unfolded with each new chapter or study.

SONGS 3 - IN DEPTH STUDY-Those from Wildernes, the 144,000, crowining

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PROPHECY IN THE SONGS-CHAPTER 3 PART

THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM – THE MARRIAGE THE SEALING OF 144,000?

 

NOTE: FIRST HALF IS THE SUMMARY, SCROLL DOWN  FURTHER FOR MORE IN DEPTH STUDY NOTES:

In Chapter 3 of Songs there is a parallel to Revelations 7. Those who arrive from the wilderness/tribulation, the tribulations saints; threescore valiant men who accompany them and a bed Solomon made for himself; a chariot the king made for the daughters of Jerusalem that is paved in the midst with love for them. The bed appears to be a marriage, and a sealing of the daughters, the 144,000. He is crowned, worthy is the lamb who was slain.

RECAP: The “General Itinerary for the Bride” examines the order of events for the bride of Christ. Chapter 1 and 2, is the “catching away” of the bride, the marriage, the first 50 days, the banquet (Pentecost), and the ministry of the bride. Chapter 3 is “The Foolish Virgins who finds an Earthly intimacy with the king but never enters into the marriage of the King. Also in chapter 3 there are those who are coming up from the wilderness, also a royal procession, the kings bed paved with love for the daughters of Jerusalem, that appear to be the 144,000 witness. Behold the king crowned, who is worthy. Each chapter in Songs unfolds layers of hidden prophecy; there is a chronological order and patterns in the Songs that appears to follows very closely with the first half of the book of Revelations.

THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM, THE CHORUS OF THE SONGS- THE 144,000 WITNESS: The daughters of Jerusalem are the chorus of the Songs; the chorus that began in Genesis and is woven and sung throughout the entire scriptures; the chorus though the scriptures are the 12 Tribes of Israel. The beautiful chorus in The Songs is the FIRSTFRUITS from the 12 tribes of Israel, the daughters by all accounts appear to be the 144,000 witness; other chapters in the Songs appear to support chapters 3 in confirming the marriage and description of the 144,000. The marriage bed is a type of sealing. The daughters are not before the throne at this time, the marriage bed is made ready for them.

A LITTLE BACKGROUD ON THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM FOUND IN THE SONGS: In chapters 1 and 2 the “daughters of Jerusalem” have been in the back ground in the Songs, the bride appears to be having a conversation with them after being “drawn up” and brought into the kings chamber. The daughters never entered into dialogue with the bride (an Earthly conversation), the daughters do have the ability to “stir or awake the king”. Jesus, the Bride and the 144,000 are Firstfruits; Firstfruits are associated with the barley harvest and the Feast of Firstfruits. The Firstfruit bride of the church age will follow the pattern set by Jesus and the Old Testament Saints and be raised on the “Third Day”. He will come to us in Month 1, and on the third day he would raise us up and we would live in his site; Hosea 6:2. The “third Day” is “the resurrection day.” The 144,000 are the firstfruits of the Jews, this shows that they are the firstfruits of many more Jewish believers who will survive the Tribulation and come to saving faith. These Israelites are from twelve named tribes and they are sealed so they can do a mission on earth. These are not identified with the mission of the Church age on earth for Paul told us there is no distinction between Jew and Gentile in the Church.

SUMMARY Chapter 3: The bride too the daughters: “I charge you daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he pleases”. Awaking the King or stirring, meaning the time has not yet come for the daughters of Jerusalem big moment (we know the King is not literally asleep or not active at this time). The Daughters of Jerusalem can’t yet wake him because of the roes and hinds; roes are swift might men of valor; hinds that are giving birth in the field (new converts). In other words, do not wake or stir the king, your time has not come for your big day. Details on this in study below.

“Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense with powders of the merchants” Songs 3:6, these or those that appear to be the great multitude, which no man could number, they also come appear with mighty men of Valor who accompany the kings bed...for the daughters of Jerusalem, the 144,000. These men of valor ARE NOT THE 144,000, they appear to escort the bed the king had made for the daughters, they are warriors prepared for battle. Nothing is mentioned of them in Revelations, but in the book of Nahum, which is a type of Revelations, we see mighty men of valor who could fit this description; perhaps the same or not; needless to say the daughters/144,000 will naturally have an escort, their mission is to witness, and any good king will send out mighty men of valor skillfully equipped to protect what is his.

The King of Peace made for HIMSELF, the bed and the midst of it is paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem, the 144,000. The bed that is mentioned in Chapter 3 of Songs fits the description of the temple; the bed is symbolic of a marriage, and is from the same root word as SEAL, this bed represents the sealing the marriage with the Daughters of Jerusalem. Note; there are ONLY TWO MARRIAGE BEDS in the book of Songs, the Bride in “his chamber” Songs 1:4 and “our bed is green” Songs 1:16 and Kings Solomon bed for paved with love for the Daughters of Jerusalem Songs 3:10. Two beds for two distinct groups the bride of Christ is both gentile and Jew, which is the CHURCH age,pre-trib., and the 144,000 are male Jews; both are considered Firstfruits, both go into the marriage with the king. (in depth study below).

Those from the wilderness the foolish and the Kings bed: There is no mention of “Those who come up from the wilderness”/ tribulation entering into the kings, chamber or have a marriage or marrige bed with the king. There experience with him is found in chapter 3 of Songs verses 1- 4, they have will experience the latter rain, but the door to the marriage was shut to them as is with the foolish virgins, Mathew 25. For more on this read Songs 3 part 1. Foolish Virging

SONGS Chapter 3 and Revelations Chapter 7 a fit: In Revelation chapter 7, just prior to the opening of the seventh seal on the scroll by the Lamb, we see discussion regarding two companies of people.

Rev 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

Rev 7:2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,

Rev 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

(The 144,000 have not been sealed yet, THEY ARE STILL SERVANTS)

The 144,000 are termed servants before they are called. As a saved believer we are “servants” and friends to Christ, but this group is not yet sealed. Until they are sealed they are servants- once they are sealed they have entered into the marriage. Same with the Bride in Songs 1, she is no longer a servant, but has taken on oneness and ownership with the king; what was his has become “OURS” our, bed, our gates, our house, our vines, etc….

Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

FROM SERVANT TO SPOUSE: THE SEALING FOUND IN SONGS: A BED PAVED WITH LOVE FOR THE DAUGHTERS-

ESPOUSAL- 144,000 AND SEALING

SONGS 3:9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon. 10He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem. 11Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

SEAL THE 144,000,

SEAL AND MARRIAGE: Same root word for a marriage a wedding

• H2859; khaw-than' Espousal-A primitive root; to give (a daughter) away in marriage; hence (generally) to contract affinity by marriage: - join in affinity, Sa

me root word- seal up marriage-

• H2856- - khaw-tham or n A primitive root; to close up; especially to seal: - make an end, mark, seal (up), stop.

Rev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

Songs: SONGS 3:6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant? ( myrrh=purity, frankincense is pure white)

Rev 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

Rev 7:11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

Rev 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. SONGS 3:11 BEHOLD YOUR KING: 11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

Rev 7:13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

Rev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. SONGS 3:6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke

In Rev 7:14 we see the answer… ”These are they which came out of the great tribulation”.

MORE CONFIRMATIONS- THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM ARE THE 144,000?

• The daughters of Jerusalem are made known to the bride after her catching away and marriage. Songs 1:5 ( Are they in Heaven or Earth? Good question.)

• The bride mentions her appearance too them as if she needs to explain herself; who else could make the bride explain away her situation? Songs 1:6

• The Daughters of Jerusalem have not entered into a marriage with the king – Songs until chapter 4 of Songs.

• The Daughters of Jerusalem can stir and awake the King, after the spring is over. Songs 2:7

• The king makes a bed for the Daughters of Jerusalem; a nuptial bed- marriage, same root word used for sealing. Songs 3:7-10

• The king makes himself a chariot for the Daughters of Jerusalem. Songs 3:9

• The chariot description is like that of the temple a type of the ark, it is paved with love for the daughters of Jerusalem. Songs 3:8

• Threescore valiant men are about the bed, the valiant men of Israel. Songs3:7

• Threescore men are fit for battle; they all hold swords, being expert in war. Songs 3:7 ( these are not the 144,000)

• The threescore men have swords upon their thigh because of fear in the night/tribulation .Songs 3:7

• Mission of the threescore valiant men of Israel: too accompanying and protect the bed, the marriage of the king that was “made for the daughters of Jerusalem” A bed made/ marriage made- sealing the 144,000.

• The chariot – glorious transportation made for the daughters, mode of transportation, valiant men of Israel, the king’s men, appear to accompany them the bed, perhaps the chariot. Songs 3:7

• A MATCH IN SONGS AND REVELATIONS -Who are those coming up from the wilderness? Chapter 3:6-10 a match with Rev 7 wilderness, the sealing of the 144,000?

• “BEHOLD THE KING” with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart. Songs 3

• THE CROWNING WORTHY IS THE LAMB!: 6And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 12Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Read Rev. 5:6-14. The lamb who is worthy, worshiped, and unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

• THE DAUGHTERS Of JERUSALEM 144,000 in chapter 4 of Songs have become his spouse, in Rev. 7 are sealed. (sealed and marriage from the same root word)

The 144,000 have very special qualities; Revelation 7 and 14 mention them as highly favored of God. They:

• Are sealed by an angel of God

• Are specially selected from the tribes of Israel

• Stand on Mount Zion with "a Lamb"

• Have the Father’s name written on their foreheads

• Sing a new song no one else can sing

• Are redeemed from the earth

• Are called "virgins"

• Are not defiled with women

• Are considered the firstfruits of God’s harvest,

Are guileless and without fault

A DEEPER LOOK INTO THE STUDY:

DO NOT STIR UP OR AWAKE MY LOVE TILL HE PLEASES, THE DAUGHTERS CAN STIR HIM, WHY?:

 

A DEEPER LOOK INTO THE STUDY:

DO NOT STIR UP OR AWAKE MY LOVE TILL HE PLEASES, THE DAUGHTERS CAN STIR HIM, WHY?: The daughters have a mission, and there mission goes into play as soon as the King wakes up. (the 144,000 may not know this until after the bride is caught up on the Feast of Firstfruits.)7I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

• MEANING: Daughters do not wake him, let him awake when he pleases, soon enough swiftness of the does will be giving birth to the calves in the field and pasture. The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of [his] glory. Psa 29:9

 

THE BIRTH – THE TRAVAIL: The giving birth in the pastures and fields; and those that are coming anew to him, the babes, following the banquet/Pentecost; just as it was in the “upper room” at Pentecost. The groom is sleeping/resting to let those new ones be born before darkness comes/ tribulation. (HER BELOVED IS COMPARED TO A ROE IN SONGS 1:9 He may be active in the birthing process and this is why the daughters of Jerusalem are not to disturb him)

 

A few confirming verses to hinds:

• Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? [or] canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? Job 39:1

• He maketh my feet like hinds' [feet], and setteth me upon my high places. Ps 18:33

 

THOSE FROM THE WILDERNESS:6Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

The 144,000 will serve the Lord as evangelists; their description is followed immediately by the description of "a great multitude which no one can count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues" (Revelation 7:9). John sees this great host of people in Heaven standing before the throne of God, and he asks "Who are they, and from where have they come?" (Revelation 7:13). He is told that they are people who have come out of the Great Tribulation who "have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb" (Revelation 7:14).

 

SOLOMONS BED, ITIMACY WITH THE VALIANT OF ISRAEL:7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. 8They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night. (night terror/warfare) The tribulation has begun.

 

SOME POSSIBILITIES OF WHO THESE MIGHTY MEN MAY BE A TYPE OF:

And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, [and] men of war [fit] for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces [were like] the faces of lions, and [were] as swift as the roes upon the mountains; 1Ch 12:8

• Separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness ushered in David’s reign

• Mighty men of war, fit for battle,

• Faces like lions

• As swift as the roes upon the mountain

 

21And they helped David against the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the host. 22For at that time day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God. 23And these are the numbers of the bands that were ready armed to the war, and came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the word of the LORD. 1 Ch 12:21-

ANOTHER POSSIBILITY TO CONSIDER…..

THEREESCORE MEN ONLY MENTIONED IN SONGS CHAPTER 3 AND IN 2 KINGS 25:19

The threescore men are mentioned only two times in the Bible, Songs being one these men mentioned in 2 Kings being the other; these men were wrongfully slayed. Could they have been given the opportunity during the tribulation too escort the bed of the King? Lets look at 2 Kings-18And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door: 19And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city: 20And Nebuzaradan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah: 21And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.

Have these 3 score men possibly been given an opportunity to be mighty men? Just a thought…..Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. Mat 18:10

 

ANOTHER TYPE OF MIGHTY MEN MENTIONED IN NAHUM, THIS ALSO GOES HAND IN HAND WITH THE MIGHT MEN IN SONGS, ARE THESE THEM?

Nahum- also a typology of revelations: 3The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. 4The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

Could these threescore men that were wrong slain were people of the land, they were not mighty men of valor, common men of Israel. Could God have given these common a1AAmen 60 men the opportunity to guard the bed he made for the daughters the 144,000. The men mentioned in Kings were not warriors, they had no swords, to defend themselves, perhaps this may be a shinning moment for them a gallant ending to their demise in at the hand of the king of Babylon. Are the same men mentioned in Songs the same in the book of Nahum? Something to consider…. An interesting question at that!

 

THE KING MADE HIMSELF A CHARIOT- (BED OR CHARIOT) PAVED WITH LOVE FOR THE DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM: 9King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon. 10He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.

 

The bed means nuptial, a marriage, the same root word for SEAL.

Solomon names means peace,

• “Wood” represents the world,

• "Silver" speaks of redemption by the blood of Jesus.

• "Purple" is royalty

• Gold represents God is the foundation

• The paved in the midst with love

 

The bride, the daughters, 144,000 being redeemed out of the world and becoming the royalty with the King of Peace God is the foundation which is paved with love for his daughters, Jerusalem 9King Solomon made himself a chariot (bed) of the wood of Lebanon.

A CHARIOT- A NUPTIAL BED, SONGS:3:7

Definition of chariot:

a chariot "or, a bed. Appiryon, rendered by Montanus, sponsarum ithalamum, ""a nuptial bed;"" but probably it denotes a kind of palanquin, perhaps synonymous with the Arabic farfar, a species of vehicle for women. Sgs 3:7; 2Sa 2 9King Solomon made himself a chariot (bed) of the wood of Lebanon. 3:5; Rev 14:6"

THE "chariot" DISCRIPITION IS LIKE THE HOLY OF HOLIES, THE ARK: Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that [are] with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide. 2 Ch 2:7

SEAL THE 144,000 Same root word for a marriage a wedding

H2859; khaw-than' Espousal-

A primitive root; to give (a daughter) away in marriage; hence (generally) to contract affinity by marriage: - join in affinity,

Same root word- seal up marriage-

H2856- khaw-tham' SEAL AND WEDDING SAME WORD- khaw-tham or n

A primitive root; to close up; especially to seal: - make an end, mark, seal (up), stop.

THE DAUGHTERS OF ZION ARE DIFFERENT THE DAUAGHTERS OF JERUSALEM: THE DAUGHTERS OF ZION HAVE ALWAYS HAD A NEGATIVE ATTACHMENT TO THEIR NAME, LOOK HOW THEY ARE DESCRIBED: haughty, walk with stretched out necks, wanton eyes, the lord will wash away the filth of the daughters of Zion.

Sgs 3:11

Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.

Isa 3:16

Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing [as] they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

Isa 3:17

Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.

Isa 4:4

When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

 

BUT……. let us not forget look what the Lord does....

 

And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. Hos 2:9

THE ANCIENT JEWISH WEDDING:

The ancient Jewish wedding shows us that the return of Jesus is premillennial

The whole process of the ancient Jewish wedding shows us that God's plan for the Church is premillennial:

The groom goes to bride's house and is betrothed to the bride (the faithful on the earth)

He pays the purchase price (His blood)

He returns to his father to prepare a place for the bride (I go to prepare a place for you)

Later the Groom comes for the bride (rapture)

He takes her to his father's house and gives her gifts where she is adorned and prepared for the wedding (bema judgment where Jesus gives the Church its crowns)

The wedding before the father and the witnesses

The wedding feast takes place (on earth with guests of the bride and groom)

 


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