REVELATION Chapter Five: HE/HEY

Beholding the Lamb
HEY: Behold, Look, See, (implies outstretched arms for presenting a doorway)
Hebrew Letter Hey (or He). PDI
Hebrew Letter Hey (or He) PDI
(Updated 1/3/17)
BY LEVI
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The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29) NKJV
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In times past, the prophets were Divinely granted scrolls to announce the judgments of Elohim (All-In-One-God) YHVH, which were filled with fierce woes and pronouncements of destructions declared to the Lord’s people (cf. Is. 30:8; Jer. 36:2; Ezek. 2:9; Dan. 12:1). Their narrative was very rather simple: The Lord YHVH would send His people into captivity or bondage to foreign enemies because of their continuous rebellion, and at an appointed time He would save them and judge nations which ruled harshly over them. They would return from Babylon and other nations in which they were scattered (e.g., Diaspora) or taken captive, to regroup and reform as a humble people- brought back to the Holy Land to rebuild their houses, families, tribes, Jerusalem, and the Holy Temple. Thus, it was understood by the faithful that the prophets brought messages from Heaven that decreed both coming judgments and eventual restoration.
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Hebrew Scroll, PDI
Hebrew Scroll, PDI

In Revelation, we find a similar scroll given to Messiah: one that announces both future tribulations and deliverance of the people of God; only, this time, all the people of God would be delivered, which means the whole House of David and believers from around the world who follow the Word and are joined to God’s greater, spiritual Temple. Likewise, punishments are pronounced, but in Revelation they are upon all nations (and beastly empires) that have persecute His people.

Deliverance for Israelite captivities in Egypt and Jews in Babylon, as well deliverance from oppression in their own land, foreshadowed a world deliverance of the faithful elect, which comes with the exaltation of the nation of Israel as the Kingdom of God manifest on Earth. Unlike the deliverers of God’s people in the past, who only foreshadowed the coming Messiah, in the Book of Revelation the Messiah will Himself fulfill the smaller pictures with God’s panoramic plan of salvation.

Babylon in prophecy, generalized, represents the whole world in rebellion- not merely the “Harlot” religion’s Seat of Rome. As destruction is pronounced within the Revelation scroll against Israel’s national enemies, and specifically “the Beast,” an urgent call comes for all of God’s people to escape the global Babylonian system.

The Apocalypse scroll is unique via the fact that it is also an inheritance scroll and, arguably, written in the form of an ancient Israel marriage contract. The price of the redemption for the “Bride” is the sacrifice of the Lamb of God, and the sacrificial meal (wedding feast) in end-times is the destruction of persecuting, beastly nations which, in turn, allows for salvation of the people of God.
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Hence, there is not but a single nation being judged, such as Moab, Egypt, Babylon, or Assyria per se, but the whole world will be judged for the release and deliverance of the faithful elect. Further, the narrative is not merely about the chosen people being led by deliverers who stood in substitution of the Lord and foreshadowed the Messiah; the Lord Himself is coming as a Groom to deliver the citizenry Bride awaiting Him.
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(NB: This should not be contemplated in the mortal manner of sexual unification of male and female, but in the holy fulfillment of spiritual intimacy in which mortal marriages foreshadow- a covenantal commitment and love between the Lord and His awaiting people- citizens of the coming Kingdom. Hence, all homosexual practices and so-called “marriages” are an abomination on more than a physical level of perversity, against nature, for spiritually they ritually enact a denial of the Messiah coming to join the Jerusalem Bride, and the Bride rejecting the covenant and coming of the Groom, loving themselves and their own worldly ways rather than the greater covenantal plan and purposes of God.)
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Mystically, the letter Hey (or He), like all Hebrew letters, has Divine implications, as recorded in the Talmud (an uninspired book of mixed good and evil from Jewish traditions and rabbinical beliefs). Hey seems to represent Divine light and even the breath of God’s Spirit. Accordingly, it suggests more than a casual “behold” but something bright that we should set our eyes upon in awe, like something that makes us gasp and marvel.
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Therefore, Messiah, being the Primal Light of creation, in the Spirit of God, perfectly fits the chapter where the Lamb is introduced and given the marvelous words of God- something for all of us to “behold.” And that which came from God, which we are called to behold in awe is the cross of the Suffering Servant Messiah, in which the entire world will recognize and behold at the end of the age.  
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The ancient picture-letter of Hey depicts a man with his arms lifted up, as if carrying something large above his head, and this suggests the “burden of the LORD.” Or, it could be argued that the letter appears as the Lamb of God on the cross. Scripturally, besides the cross, another picture also comes to mind: someone having both arms raised to the heavens, as when Prophet Daniel saw the likeness of Messiah standing on a river with both hands raised to Heaven; He swore that there would be 3.5 years of great tribulations for the elect at the end of the age, which is during the second half of the Apocalypse, telling Daniel to seal the words and vision until the time of the end (see Dan. 12:4-9).
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A Scroll of Seven Seals, PDI
A Scroll of Seven Seals, PDI

And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or look at it. So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. (Rev. 5:1-4) NKJV

Gabriel did not step forward. Michael did not step forward. Moses did not step forward. Elijah did not step forward. Nobody stepped forward because they did not have the legal right to do so in the sight of God. Remember that John the Baptist declared that he was not worthy of loosening the Messiah’s sandal, and this explains why nobody besides Christ could step forward to take the scroll. Loosening a man’s sandal was an old Hebrew/Jewish idiom concerning familial worthiness which came from the tradition of men who raised-up their dead brothers and relatives’ estates.
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Back then, as seen in the story of Ruth, if a man sought the right to marry a widowed kinswoman, the nearest of the deceased man’s kinsmen would give the one asking for her one of his sandals, showing that he would pass on the legal opportunity of marrying the widow of his dead brother or relative. If he was not able to take her for a wife and provide for her, he would loosen one of his sandals, or she would have it loosened, and give it to the next kinsmen in line who was worthy and had the means (or will to take on the responsibility). In some dramatic cases, the rejected woman would loosen the unwilling kinsman’s sandal and spit in his face, for him not being willing (although having the resources and ability) to raise-up children to preserve the tribal estate of his dead brother- to carry on his name. 
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Marrying the young widows and having children for their deceased husbands conserved the inheritance of Hebrews in their tribes, as commissioned by the Law of God. Yet there was an order for who had the first legal right. John the Baptist was asserting that only the Messiah was worthy of raising up His brothers’ estates- the lost tribes of Israel. Messiah was the legal Kinsmen who had Divinely-ordained power to marry (i.e., unite in covenant) the people of the LORD and to restore their lost inheritances. Messiah would bring in His own spiritual children to restore the tribes of the lost fathers, all the way back to the Assyrian Captivity c. 722 B.C.
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Moreover, John (Yohannan) was unworthy of loosening the Messiah’s sandal and claiming the people (citizens of the coming Kingdom) for himself, for the figurative wife was to be united only with the prophesied King. Hence, the Revelation scroll symbolizes the inheritance of the Lord (Deut. 32), and John could only serve as a friend (best man) to the chosen Groom, not stand as the Groom Himself.
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Only the Messiah, paying the dowry of the Father by the redemption of His innocent blood, could take on the spiritual debts of His people and restore lost children with inheritance from God. Not only was John the Baptist unworthy of this great inheritance, but so was everyone in Heaven and on Earth, upon the seas and of the dead. No one else in Heaven or on Earth paid the price for restoring the lost tribes of His kinsmen, paying Israel’s sin debt. (NB: The husbands who raised-up their deceased kinsmen’s estates also had to deal with the new wife’s past debts.)
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Again, ten tribes of Israel had lost their inheritance and identity after they were carried away in Assyrian Captivity, scattered among the nations, but Christ knows His sheep.” Our debt in sin against our God was very great. Only someone with the power of God could search them out in the fields of the world and restore them to Israel, joining them with the House of Judah (Jews consisting mostly of the tribes of Judah, Levi, and the half-tribe of Benjamin). Hence, Messiah was sent to gather the lost sheep of the House of Israel by His Spirit, although some people in the family did not want to share in their Divine inheritance.
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Even more, Christ has paid the debt for all sins since Adam, which allows for adoption into the family of God by all people who answer the call. By the searching Spirit (the seven eyes on the Stone in Zechariah), with the dowry price of sacrifice, Messiah alone is worthy and has the power to restore His kinsmen’s tribal inheritances. Before the Lord marries Jerusalem, He must first gather in all His people (foreshadowed in the sacred Feast of Ingathering) and force persecuting nations to release them for Sukkot. Because He was without sin and died for all the people of the world, He is worthy of compelling the people of the world, who indeed live by His grace, to comply with the demands of His inheritance, as given from God the Father (see Deut. 32:8-9). And those whom He raises up to restore the sons and daughters to Israel- the LORD’s Wife- are not merely the ones of the flesh, for there is also adoption offered by Ruach haKodesh, as according to the calling and search of the seven eyes of the Spirit of God.
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For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Rom. 8:15-18) NKJV
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This marriage contract, ketubah, also shows the duties of the engaged Groom. Hence, it reveals more than the price (mohar) that the Groom agreed to pay the Father; it also showed the duties that the Father demanded the Groom to keep. This was why Apostle John cried upon no one being found worthy to unseal the scroll, not because he longed to see plagues and wrath poured-out on Earth. He longed to see the restoration of the Kingdom of Israel and redemption for His people. Christ has done all the works required and appointed by our Heavenly Father, and Christ has paid the price of redemption to restore the tribes of Israel. Christ must also gather and protect His people, sending wrath on His enemies until the Father’s demands are completed.
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LION OF JUDAH, OUR SWEET SACRIFICE
LION OF JUDAH, OUR SWEET SACRIFICE, PDI

But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. (Rev. 5:5-6) NKJV; emp. mine

Horns in Scripture represent growth of authority and power, whereas the seven eyes represent the Spirit searching out His elect inheritors from the seven millennial days. Both the vision of the Spirit and the authority over the ages come by the sacrifice that was preordained before the millennial workweek. Rather than the “Son of David” or even the “Branch of David,” which are traditional messianic titles for Christ, in Revelation Yeshua is called the “Root of David,” which shows that the Lord Messiah actually preceded David. His coming throne is at Jerusalem, but His commission is a global dominion with power that was predetermined before this age of seven millenniums, before Israel was established as a nation and before Abraham and the fathers received the promises of God. 
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The seven eyes of the Lord bring us back to Joshua (a.k.a. Yehoshua/Yoshua/Yeshua) the High Priest at the end of the Babylonian Captivity, who was a sign/type of the eternal High Priest Yeshua and the redemption that we have in the central Branch. Behold, behold, and behold:
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Then the Angel of the LORD admonished Joshua, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘If you will walk in My ways, and if you will keep My command, then you shall also judge My house, and likewise have charge of My courts; I will give you places to walk among these who stand here. Hear, O Joshua [Yehoshua or Yeshua], the high priest, you and your companions who sit before you, for they are a wondrous sign; for behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH. For behold, the stone that I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone are seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave its inscription,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘and I will remove the iniquity [sin] of that land in one day. In that day,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘everyone will invite his neighbor under his vine and under his fig tree.’” (Zech. 3:6-10) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine 
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Translation: Yehoshua and his disciples were signs of Yeshua and His disciples. Yeshua will come from God to judge the whole Household of the LORD, and He and His disciples were (and are) men wondered at. The BRANCH and Stone of God is inscribed by God Himself, not as a High Priest appointed merely by men, which is the main point that the Father made. This High Priest is the Rock cut out of the Mountain of God by the hands of God- the Son of Man. By Him and the seven eyes of the Spirit that God placed upon Him, the sins of the whole Household of God- His Temple- will be removed from the land and people of Israel.
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The vine and the fig tree mentioned by Lord YHVH is Israel, producing the fruits of the Word, and the invite shows how the whole family of the Lord will be united in harmony at the coming of the BRANCH. Hence, we look to a global dominion of Christ that will be everlasting, as the inheritance of the Son by His Abba. His throne will be in Jerusalem, and Israel is the elect nation that will become His Kingdom, but the world will in His inheritance.   
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This is clearly no ordinary Man who comes to judge the earth and tend to the Temple of God, for the spiritual aspects He embodies are those of God Himself. (NB: The deity of Christ as Elohim YHVH may be difficult for some readers to understand, but many Scriptures express this kind of play-on-words that the LORD does in regards to Messiah.)
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For those who have not read pervious articles, below we discern the seven eyes:
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There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a BRANCH shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD [1] shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom [2] and understanding [3], the Spirit of counsel [4] and might [5], the Spirit of knowledge [6] and fear of the LORD [7]. His delight is in the fear of the LORD. And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears; but with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, and faithfulness the belt of His waist. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze grass; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the seas. And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, who shall stand as a banner to the people; the Gentiles shall seek Him, and His resting place [Great Sabbath at Jerusalem] shall be glorious.’ (Is. 11:1-10) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine
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As for the Gentiles seeking Him and His resting place, it is clear that He lifts up a banner to the nations to call His elect for this very purpose, to restore the tribes of Israel with His chosen ones. He has already paid the price for this and calls them to His wedding. This must be realized on earth, not just by words. It cannot be dismissed with false Gospels of the Kingdom, but in deeds and truth it must fulfill all relating prophesies of the Holy Scriptures.
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Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh- who are called Uncircumcision by what is called Circumcision made in the flesh by hands- that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who were once far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.’ (Eph. 2:11-19)
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There is a another reason why the Lamb of God is first called the Lion of Judah when showing the price He paid for the Bride. This reason goes beyond the fact that He conquered through sacrifice; the title takes those with knowledge of Scripture back to the days of Samson’s wedding feast. Samson went to take a Gentile bride, a Philistine, to become part of His Jewish family. He, being a Savior-type, deliverer, and judge, slew a lion from Judah on his first journey to the shiddukhin– the wedding engagement. This is the likeness of the Lion of Judah sacrificed for us at the first coming of Messiah, when the covenant was given for all who would become the Bride of Christ. (Read the entire story with its messianic allusions in the Samson articles.)
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As he was journeying to meet the Gentile bride for the second time, to be married, he first gathered honey out of the dead body of the Judean lion and presented it to his Jewish mother and father. All who are saved are formed in the sacrificial body of the Lion of Judah, and they must be presented to the Jewish family before the wedding feast: to the fathers of the ancient faith and to- as a mother- Jerusalem. Samson then put forth a riddle about this during his seven-day wedding feast, which is something that we who look to things written in the shadows would do well to heed.
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Thirty Philistine Gentiles joined the marriage ceremony as Samson’s companions, and they agreed to solve his riddle. The riddle concerned the slain lion of Judah and the sweet honey that was drawn out of his carcass. Those who could not solve the riddle would owe Samson 30 new garments and 30 linen sheets. Those who solved the riddle by the seventh day, when he would be unified with the bride, he would give new garments and new sheets. Again, there was a price to be paid from those invited who could not solve the riddle of the lion of Judah, and a reward for those who could solve it by the 7th day. Samson hid this riddled from both his own Jewish family and the Gentiles invited to the marriage feast, and after the guests took an oath (or covenant) he put forth his riddle:
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So he said to them: “Out of the eater came something to eat, and out of the strong came something sweet.” Now for three days they could not explain the riddle. (Jud. 14:14) NKJV 
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The reason the last three days are mentioned of the seven is because the New Covenant substance of riddle of the dead Lion of Judah was put forth at the close of the 4th millennial day. Now the Gentile bride of Samson (sun-like) did not know the mystery of the lion of Judah, only that Samson came back to take her as his wife. When the other Gentiles who were called to the marriage feast began to persecute and threaten her and her family with death, them not wanting to pay the price, Delilah, whose name mean earnestly awaiting or longing, then pressured Samson to reveal the mystery. And on the 7th day she declared it to those who had agreed to solve the riddle, for Samson had revealed it to her after her persistent nagging. Hence, for three days the Bride of the Lion of Judah has sought the Great Mystery of God, but it has been sealed to the end.
So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down: “What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?” And he said to them: “If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle!” (Jud. 14:18) NKJV
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The point to this is that God has hidden a prophetic parable in the midst of an ancient wedding-feast riddle. Seven great days are appointed to solve the riddle of the Lion of Judah, both of His death and the honey that forms in His body of sacrifice. On the morning of the seventh day, when subjected to tribulations from the world (for all have been invited), the Bride of Christ will confess the secret of His Revelation to them. Those who confess the riddle of the Lion of Judah will receive new garments of righteousness and wedding sheets of purity (blood tokens before the Father, as evidence that they have not fornicated with another lord). Those who do not solve nor confess Christ’s sacrifice will owe the price He paid in His death. Thirty pieces of silver were given for the Suffering Servant Machiach ben Yoseph’s life, and the garments of righteousness will be owed to Him by those who do not confess the riddle of the Lion of Judah. For seven millennial days this riddle has been weaved into the world, yet during the coming tribulations the Bride will learn it and declare it to those who yet owe the messianic price.
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Now out of the answer to the prophetic riddle, I pose a riddling inquiry that is quite Divine in its ancient origin: Indeed, ‘What is sweeter than honey and stronger than a lion?’ And because the seventh day is upon, and the Bride is about to suffer greater persecutions over the mystery of the Lion of Judah, over the Gospel of Christ, I will also reveal the answer free of charge. Nothing is stronger than God Himself and nothing is sweeter than the salvation of life. Those who are able to perceive the substance of the foreshadowing answer to the prophetic riddle will receive everything, and those who cannot confess will owe everything, even life. This is the Lion of Judah who was slain before the wedding of the coming Savior and Judge of Israel, and we call Him Emmanuel.
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As for those who persecuted the bride, they were saved by their confession of the lion of Judah, yet their fields were burned-up by the angry judge of Israel- the sun-like one. And for mocking the savior and snuffing-out the eyes (prophets) of his body, his death brought down the entire pagan palace of the Gentiles upon them. As to those things written in the shadows, so it is unto the substance of the things in which we confess, and all this comes form the mind of God.
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We have thus far seen the price that the Groom pays the Father for the Bride. This was accomplished in His works and sacrifice. However, in the ancient Hebrew weddings, the brides also had something to prove, which I will reiterate upon. On the seventh day of the wedding ceremony, the groom and bride consummated their marriage in physical unity. If the sheets did not confess to the blood of the covenant, the marriages were then null and void. The bloody sheets were the evidence of the father that his daughter was a chaste virgin (see Deut. 22:20). Faithfulness and purity were of great concern to the ancient people. This can be seen in the Paul’s words to the early Christians in which the apostles figuratively presented as faithful brides unto the Lord in their day:
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For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived [cheated, beguiled] Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity [unity, singleness] that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted- you may well put up with it! (2 Cor. 11:2-4) NKJV; intrpl. mine
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We must then ask ourselves about those who preach the Gospel, if they are teaching the same things that we have received from the Hebrew roots of the faith. For example, have the popes not used their words to sit in the seat of Messiah, positioning themselves as the head of the Universal Church? Have they not twisted the true Gospel, established in Scripture, for their traditions? Have they not denied that Christ is coming to reign on Earth. Have they not taken the millennial Sabbath unto themselves, claiming to reign within it? Have they not sought to loosen the Messiah’s sandal to claim the Bride for themselves, for their supposed authority? And when the Antichrist subtly deceives, will many Christians not fall for his deceptions? Satan subtly cheated Eve, and she and Adam were spiritually unfaithful to the Lord, seeking their own knowledge to live as gods, but the Lord will know who has followed His revealed truths when He comes; nothing is hidden from His sight. 
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Those who will be joined to the Messiah on the 7th day must be able to confess the blood of the covenant before the Father. They must not be deceived by any false gospel which blinds the Lord’s people. Those who do not confess Christ’s sacrifice, and those who are guilty of serving another god, will not have inheritance in the Bride of Jerusalem nor all of Israel. They will be cast out in shame. Those who refuse the unity of the Bride will also be rejected. In this is the mystery of the Divine design of women, that they foreshadow the Bride of Christ and purification of New Jerusalem. The covenant is cut in blood, and the Bride confesses it when joined to the Lord. This is the true blood of His sacrifice and unity on the Great Sabbath. There is no other way of salvation or of being joined to the Lord, despite what popes or any other religious leader postulates or thinks to decree as if from God. The Bride will be of one accord and unified in all truth of the true Gospel, despite the rebellious world rather than joined with them, gathered in truth and sanctified for the coming glory of the Great King.
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To Love A Little Lamb Of Life, PDI
To Love A Little Lamb Of Life, PDI

Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and high priests to our God; and we shall reign on earth.” (Rev. 5:9-10) NKJV; emp. mine 

The above passage agrees with my previous interpretation of the living creatures, that they are the people of God from all over the world. By the sacrifice of the Lamb, their prayers are heard before God, and a new song of salvation is played from their harps. I cannot go into detail about this new song; the 144,000 will learn this mysterious song of Scripture. What I can say is that this looks to the day of the redemption and gathering of the elect, when the faithful will be united with the Lord and reign over the nations of the earth. The vision is a heavenly view of the throne of the Lord coming to earth, which is the seat of the Great King of Jerusalem (see 1 Chon. 29:23). The whole vision concerns the redemption and coming reign of Messiah on earth with His faithful elect.
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Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessings!” (Rev. 5:11-12) NKJV
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Notice that the many angels (messengers) came into the prophetic vision after the 24 elders and living creatures confessed that they were redeemed to reign on Earth with the Lord. The creatures- the watchers- and the 24 elders are people redeemed to the Lord, so one would expect the angels to be there before the earthly redeemed. Angels are messengers of the Spirit, and the elect of God are messengers of His Spirit when they spread the messages of the marriage in truth. As more people of God begin to announce the Messiah’s coming to reign over the world from Jerusalem of Israel, and they begin to call the people to gather to Him, and then they are as spiritual angels of God. The prophets or watchers see first, then a great multitude becomes messengers of the Kingdom, drawing the elect to the throne of God. When the Messiah brings the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth, the elect of God will be discerned as angels of His Spirit.
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Christ Himself tells believers that His marriage is not in spiritual heaven, but on Earth. The vision of the marriage call in Revelation is something to be interpreted for our world, as is all of Revelation. Those who have given themselves a peculiar wedding in the heavenly skies contradict what the Messiah has revealed:
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“For in the resurrection [dead in body but alive in Spirit] they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven [spiritual realm]. But concerning the resurrection of the dead [resurrection into new physical life], have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, ‘I am God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.” (Matt. 22:30-32) NKJV; intrpl. & emp. mine 
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If Christ compares His elect with angels in the spiritual realm, then the vision of John, which was in spirit, showed how the elect messengers of the Lord on Earth looked glorious in the spiritual realm. This would explain their gathering unto the Lord after the leaders of the people of God announced that He will reign on Earth, and that they would reign with Him as kings.
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Now, all rapture-ready readers, listen closely concerning the marriage of the Lamb: Christ explained that those resurrected in spirit, like angels, are not given to marriage, so why do rapturists say you will be in a marriage feast with Him in Heaven? Those who are in spiritual Heaven are united with the Lord, and have been uniting with Him since the cross. But the marriage of the Lord of the living is to those who are resurrected unto life and born in the land of the living. All things must properly fit, and positing the symbolic marriage in Heaven after a rapture does hermeneutically fit if those who are like angles in Heaven are not given to marriage. John’s vision was of that which is soon manifest on Earth, when Christ is joined to the citizenry of New Jerusalem.
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Later in the Book of Revelation, we find where some of those whom John called “angels” confessed to be of his brothers the prophets. Then there are Scriptures about the Lord coming with His angels on the Day of the LORD, as well as passages of His coming with His saints. Again, the people of God are seen as angels in the spiritual realm, but they are people who live on Earth and await the marriage.
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I am not suggesting that there are no angels who are not of the earth; I am saying that we are all messengers of the spiritual realm, whether we are messengers of evil and lies or messengers of truth, or even somewhere in-between. We do not have to die to be part of the living spiritual realm; it is alive all around us and in us. But when absent of our bodies, whether our bodies are alive or dead, we are seen for our true spiritual likeness, for the veil of our fresh no longer hides our spiritual appearances.
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Moedim Paradigm, Image Mine
Moedim Paradigm, Image Mine

John does not give the exact number of angels gathered unto the Lord, but an important number is given as a sign at the time that the Lamb was shown as the time of the cross: “Ten thousand times- ten thousand.” Times sometimes substitutes years in prophecies and visions in Scripture. Biblical truths are often veiled in simplicity until the Lord chooses to unveil them. The Lamb of God was slain and presented unto God at 10,000 years from the beginning of the Genesis mystery (see Moedim Paradigm). The 10,000 times is 10,000 years, and this is where thousands upon thousands are spiritually drawn to Him, ministering to Messiah at the placement of the cross. So even though we are gathered just before the Day of the LORD to reign with Him, this gathering is centered spiritually on the sacrifice of the Messiah at the cross. As the old hymn goes, “When we’ve been there, ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ll have no less days to sing God’s praise, then when we first begun.”

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all peoples to Myself.” This He said, signifying by what death He would die. (John 12:32-33) NKJV
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And every living creature which is in heaven and on earth and under earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Then the four living creatures said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshipped Him who lives forever and ever. (Rev. 5:13-14) NKJV
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Right now, we do not see every person drawn to the Lord, but being drawn to Him at the cross. Right now, we do not see every creature praising the Lord, but blasphemies and indifference among many. There is a coming time when all life that remains will praise the Lord. Yet there is a groaning in the spiritual realm, even now, like an undertone of craving, awaiting restoration, when all life will praise the Lord for His works of salvation in the earth. Right now creation awaits His coming, when every knee shall bow to the King of Glory, and every tongue will confess to the Maker of Heaven and Earth; then the prophetic vision will be fulfilled.
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For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. (Rom. 8:20-21) NKJV 
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The Kingdom of Heaven is born in the tribulations of birth pangs, and the whole world will be redeemed from corruption. The glorious ones will reign with the Messiah from Jerusalem of Israel, and the whole world will learn righteousness and be freed. The plagues and corruption that have been placed in the earth to test the spirits of the wicked world will be removed with the defeat of the rebellion. When the Great Sabbath is over, all remaining leaven of sin will be cast out of the world, and the children of God and all of creation will live in perfection and the glory and freedom of righteousness and in love and peace.
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“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”- Yeshua (John 3:16-17) NKJV 
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Help bring Jerusalem down to Earth in the comprehension of believers. Help bring the spiritual vision down to the truths of our world. Help make Jerusalem the praise of the earth. Help teach about the God of the living. Help show that the paradise of God is something to be restored on Earth, brought from the Spirit to our world. God has not created this world in vain, nor does He leave it to the wicked, as opposed to the meek, but He comes to restore and purge it. Help prepare the way for the manifestation of Messiah. Help with your lifted swords of Scripture. You are the angels of the Lord for this end-time battle, and the time is upon us. Fight for a future of Divine peace, love, holiness, justice, and, above all else, the truths of Scripture, for the sake of Heaven on Earth. Send out the invitations and meet the Divine calling. Explain the mysteries of God, and tell the world of His glorious works. No one can do it alone, for the Body has the power, and in unity you are the glory to be revealed on Earth- the angels of God unveiled. Remove the veils from the eyes of the people. You are all angels in the Kingdom of Heaven, from spiritual to corporeal, and the Kingdom suffers violence; the violent take it by force. It has been hidden from the eyes of the angels, that they might be tested on faith, even until the mystery is revealed and the veil is removed from the nations of the earth. But now the time has sprung upon us for the rising of the Sun of Righteousness; for this reason all things are now revealed unto us. Answer the great call, and take your rightful positions as revealers of Light. Help to turn back the battle at the gate. Help lift the Keystone of the Doorway of God’s Word in the sight of the nations. You can move mountains and lift valleys; you can set the crooked doctrines straight. You are the last-day army of God, prophesied from the days of old, who will come forth and bring forth praise for God to all of the earth, sent forth for the final battle for truth. Your calling is personal and not by chance, but you have but this one chance and this one call in eternity, forever to be awakened to glory or shame and regret. “All flesh is as grass,” so why would we choose a moment in the sun over the warm, eternal embrace of the Sun of Righteousness?
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Only, learn the truth at all costs; stand firm on the waters of the Word; walk completely across those waters. If the world falls down at your feet and all around you, you must stand firm on those waters with the Lord Messiah. A plea is being sent out in the last hour of this long age, to all who will hear. Light a beacon wherever you stand, help it to spread. Time is short. Gather for the assembly. Spread the Gospel of the coming King and His Kingdom. The battle is already upon us, and the last week of years draws very near, even in this generation. The faithful have long awaited this one moment in history, this one blink of an eye in the long expanse of world ages. It is worth dying for, worth living for, worth fighting for. And it is worth dressing in righteousness for the wedding of God.
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“I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” (Is. 62:6-7) NKJV
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Thus far, we have covered Aleph, Beth, Gimel, Daleth, and Hey, and we conclude with it that leaders must first learn and teach that 1 becomes 1,000, to teach it to the Household of God, for those who carry the burden of the Word of YHVH and call the elect to the Door of the Kingdom. In this article we have seen that there is something special to behold (hey) in the Lamb with seven horns and seven eyes, and His reception of the scroll with seven seals. In the next article we will study the 6th chapter and letter Vav.
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2 comments on “REVELATION Chapter Five: HE/HEY

  1. Hello! What about the new heaven and the new earth? yes we will be as angels, but that is not from this world. A wedding takes place out of this world and new Jerusalem is bring but first all earth must be redone for trees dies all around the place is subjected to dead. I think that Jesus said angels are not given into marriage signifying a body of resurrection a body of light as his when He resurrected. Flesh and blood cant inherit the kingdom of heaven. Jesus is not from this world. Pleiades, Job. Yes we have the message we spread the message as having the message given to the angels to each church, each believer has a message. Here is the message to church of Philadelphia, this is the one out of the tribulation, and still Jesus carried us through dead. He overcame death. So we do not lover our lifes unto death and the blood of Jesus and the word of testimony to endure this war. Good article. Is time to wake up the churches the messengers are all over the place. Light vs darkness. We are the light and this world dies, so still in darkness. Therefore our Father´s kingdom is coming. He conquered this world. He is the Lord of the Universe. He is Prince of princes. He is above all. Michael is another prince. Jesus is God of the Universe our God and Savior. This cheer me up to keep on going, thanks for the article. getting ready for my dead. Preach and fast and wage the war at all levels. Finishing the race. For victory is everlasting. The word of God does not return void. blessing i see you all at the wedding feast of the Lamb. Grace be with you all in Jesus name. Amen

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    • Greetings, and thank you for comment. I am glad I could help cheer you. I agree that there are angels who are not of this world, and they came before us. Nevertheless, I look to the meaning behind the words and teach that we are also “messengers” in life. Many passages that speak of angels are upon to interpretation as to whom the Lord or is addressing. And I agree that there will be a new Heaven and New Earth, but it comes after death and hell are cast into the lake of fire, after the Sabbath millennium of Christ. Thus, I have not gotten to it yet, and Scripture gives us very little information on it. I also agree that often faith requires that we give our lives in hope of the better prize of eternal salvation, but this does not mean that our lives are not valuable. If the goal is to be dead to be with Christ, He would not resurrect His martyred elect when He returns to rule from Jerusalem. I think the difference is where we place our emphasis; mine is the restoration and the value of life, for we were created to live- not just in spirit but in our bodies. The goal is not death but the redemption of our bodies in the age to come, when we are transformed. If life is only about living in the spiritual Kingdom, we would all do better if the earth were destroyed and forgotten, but the meek will inherit the earth, and it will be restored. Now is the time to bring spiritual things down to Earth, to give comprehension of the symbolism that is manifest. As we journey further into Revelation, you will find that all bases will be covered. May the Lord continue to be with you and bless you. I have a lot of work to do, so I will leave at that.

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