Divine Butterflies Take Flight

 

Metamorphosis from Worm in the Night, Darkness to Flight
BY LEVI
Looking For Light, PDI
Looking For Light, PDI

I begin this article somewhat differently than others, in a feeling of defeat in my battles, awake in the dead of night, from a standpoint of fear and dread in a culture war that feels long to be won, increasingly lost.

This feeling of defeat comes from the realization of our futility in a spiritual fight against a growing, dark cloud of impending doom- a cloud of demonic deception that is too fleeting to be vanquished and too spiritual in origin to be combatted with corporeal will and reasoning. Yet it is empowered by the fact that a new world war is brewing.

During this time, I am reminded of the words of my Lord, saying, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts” (Zech. 4:6). I consider that our God is not contained in the physical powers of His natural laws, but He is still found in the “small, still voice” that comforts and corrects and changes the hearts of straying mankind. As for my feelings of futility and bleakness, it comes with a another day in a world that increasingly darkens in crimes and injustices, with unaccountable political elites, with our acknowledgment of the dwindling voices of my everyday countrymen: men and women awakening too late to these truths, with too few concerned about the relentless social engineering of the U.N., international corporatists and bankers, and their puppet progressive globalists who are subtly entrenched throughout our government and national media.

For readers who are not Bible-believing Jews and Christians, who happen to stumble upon this article, you may question how global engineering and leftist social conditioning to progressive political correctness, and their micro-managing legislation and regulations, could cause a sensible person to feel so depressed and burdened. For this, I offer you a short answer: For almost two millennia those who have earnestly studied New Covenant Scriptures have comprehended prophecies concerning this time, especially those found in the Book of Revelation, knowing that the sacred passages warn of a global system of Satanic influence that is commonly called by the scriptural epithet,the Beast.” And the carnage of his coming tyranny will come with the loss of over 1/3 of the world’s population.
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This secular humanist system and end-of-the-age empire is predicted to be much like the old feudal system of Roman papacy that controlled Western nations, only more oppressive and brutal to biblical practicing Christians and Jews, at least until the Messiah comes to save the world from its self-destructive last war and social engineering insanity. This system- this socialist/progressive machine of global elitists and fascist despots- is foretold to be more than a military league of antichristian national leaders, but also an economic union that becomes so invasive and powerful, so pervasive and persuasive, that ordinary, working people, on an international scale, will not be able to purchase or sell products without its biologically embedded mark (e.g., an etching or RFID implant): “the Mark of the Beast.”
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According to Scripture, this monetary system will be gradually enforced in barbaric and torturous ways, especially within the nations that rest under a collective entity known as the False Prophet,” wherein dissidents and Christians and Jews will be “beheaded” for not submitting and bowing to its coming political-religious leader. But it is not that this day of doom (and refinement of the elect via persecution) is coming, that it should weigh my soul down in a sleepless night, but burden comes with perceiving the futility and helplessness, of watching it unfold in an indifferent and mostly complacent world. Nations of the West have become morally bankrupt, and lawlessness increases even as governments grow more fascist and intolerant of their law-abiding citizens. While Muslims flow in and a new religion of progressive political correctness demands absolute compliance, citizens are attacked.
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Sadly, many of us must reminisce about more innocent days in the sun, before we awoke to what the future inevitably holds, just to keep a sense of sanity and light in an otherwise insane world. Ignorance was bliss, as is often repeated, and for this reason it is almost enviable, especially as we watch all the happy and laughing faces on morning news programming and cheering fans at ball games- those who are living life for the moment, generally unconcerned about their constitutional rights being legislated out of existence; their private conversations being stored and categorized by the federal government- analyzed and even commercialized for information purchasers. Rather than dwelling on our virtues being demonized as evils are embraced, and the numerous progressive organizations that daily pursue the downfall of what’s left of our Judeo-Christian culture, it’s much easier to find a classic movie or television series of more innocent times (two favorites of mine being Gilligan’s Island and Little House on the Prairie). It helps the soul a bit to look back on the sweetness and sense of virtues that once existed in our national conscience, before political correctness made good things evil and evil good.
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Yet, even in doing so, we cannot truly escape the reality of over a century of leftist indoctrination in our secular humanist universities, and its horrid effects on families and communities within the moral-relativism-nation in which we now must begrudgingly endure. We cannot ignore that Judeo-Christianity has long been considered the greatest enemy of our progressive foes- not sharing in their humanist enlightenment of abject materialism and their dream of a multicultural utopia in a borderless world. We cannot convincingly ignore that the global left has recruited Islam into their generational agenda to finish the job that they began of silencing/destroying the Judeo-Christian worldview.
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Indeed, they maliciously seek to break even what little is left of our collective power and social influence. We cannot ignore that our media is owned by a handful of elitist, globalist families, progressively shaping news with their self-parroting organizations rather than properly reporting it, or that capitalism has been perverted by the greed of politics, with back-scratching favors for campaign funds, with economic schemes that ravish the Working-and Middle Class citizens who have no idea that the nation is being sold from under us to foreign powers, or that corporations must now pay homage and publically promote politically correct progressive agendas (e.g., homosexual normalcy and demonic themes in everyday household products). What we can do, and often do, is find an escape to stick our proverbial heads in the sand, although it becomes increasingly challenging to do so with the future we now face.
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Coming Out of Darkness, PDI
Coming Out of Darkness, PDI

Indeed, it becomes evermore difficult for Bible-believing people to find something in this world that can encourage us as we consistently lose on every spiritual front (e.g., in public education, with biased media, on abortion, on homosexual marriage, on racial harmony rather than leftist forced favoritism, and on ending he influx of Islam and terrorism (and the political posturing it inevitably brings to inviting host nations).

And even within our own ranks, much of Christianity has become commercialized and liberalized by glamorous gurus who push a product of motivational encouragement, making those who naively feed their insatiable coffers feel just good and holy enough to continue buying their endless stream of sensational products. The real spiritual battles are not being fought by mainstream Christianity, and sound biblical doctrine is no longer endured- only personalized spiritualism that has no historical roots and flees shamefully from the fight at first sign of encroaching challenge and/or persecution.

Everyone wants to feel positive and above the cultural fray (millions looking for a rapture escape before Hell erupts on Earth), and who can blame believers for getting it wherever they can? But the reality of the situation- the harsh truth on the ground- is that the night grows darker on biblical faith, at least here in the West, and too few teachers and preachers are prepared to share the whole Word of God at all costs. And when we compromise with the world, we always lose, taking step by step backward into a new form of Western feudalism and finally the abject paganism and persecution of our of Greco-Roman beginning, pushed over the edge (or falling away) in a world that more and more rejects us for the new religion of progressive fascism.

Nevertheless, all the battles that we have lost have not determined the outcome of this culture war. In the end we will prevail with Christ. How can we begin to win before He comes and saves us and Israel? We can have partial victory and unity by learning the Bible and teaching the Book of Revelation for this dark time. Indeed, Revelation was primarily given for us at the end of this age, for this very time, to strengthen the weak during increasing persecution. Revelation is a book of victory for the chosen and faithful who will not sacrifice truth on the world altar, even when we find ourselves against the entire progressive humanist construct and their Islamic tokens, whom they increasingly justify despite Judeo-Christian persecution and barbaric acts of terrorism. The truth of our fight is bitter to digest, for it requires a profound awakening to what is coming upon us, but we can gain some sense of confidence when we preach against it for the unveiling of Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach) as God’s Light upon the midnight world.
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Rainbow Butterfly, Colors of Salvation, PDI
Rainbow Butterfly, Colors of Salvation, PDI

Considering these things, and before we move on to the next chapter in Revelation, I think it is important for me, the scribe, to do my part to encourage readers by revealing something important in God’s plan for His elect- for those whom He is calling to His light of understanding and wisdom.

Today, we are like worms as our enemies rule over us, but the Bible makes it clear that soon we will fly as eagles, float on the wind like butterflies, and shine as the stars in darkening skies. In all honesty, we have lost the culture war, and the nation (as well as most of the West) is now morally bankrupt and headed for socialist/fascist tyranny; but we can take comfort in the fact that our God is still in control and will use this dark age to separate His faithful people for His coming Kingdom. At home we are maligned by progressive bullies who have subtly worked their way to the highest podiums of legal and political power, like Satan their father, and abroad we see Christian genocide and beheadings by the children of the False Prophet, Mohammad, but in Scripture we see a new day dawning.

THE HIDDEN GENERATION
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Glorious Emergence As a New Creature, PDI
Glorious Emergence As a New Creature, PDI

There is a hidden generation of sons and daughters of God that is called by the name of Christ, Salvation, in which, according to the prophets and apostles, all of creation has been awaiting. They are collectively called the “Son of God,” the “Manchild,” and other such terms that allude to the only begotten Son of God, for they are His “Body” of Believers (wherein there is neither male nor female, Jew nor Greek).

Indeed, these are the “generation” of Christ and His spiritual offspring. As Christ is the Head of the Body of Believers, firstborn to the world, the Body comes out behind Him in due time and is, of course (like physical bodies), joined to Him. Often we picture the Jerusalem citizenry that unites  to Christ as “the Bride,” for there is a covenant of blood and spiritual intimacy in a personal relationship of prayer, but “Body” is also an appropriate description because we all have appointed places and duties in an assembly of believers under the Head.

Thus, Prophet Isaiah exclaimed, “…and who shall declare His generation? for He was cut off from the land of the living, for the transgressions of my people He was stricken” (see Isa. 53:7-8). This is the special generation that will be sealed at the midnight doorway of the coming Kingdom, and Christ has been watching over them:

Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure [plans] of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. (Isa. 53:10) KJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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There are many people who will be saved, and indeed the Gospel will be preached to every soul. Yet not all who say, “Lord, Lord” are the elect coinheritors of the coming Kingdom. Not all of the over two billion confessing Christians in the world today will reign with Him, even as Christ has made abundantly clear. He knows who will pick-up their crosses and endure persecution and trials to follow Him and His Word. In no way will lukewarm liberal Christians be part of the coming glory, but will be vomited out for having forsaken the Lord. Yet those who enter by the narrow gate and obey His call will be chosen and kept if they have put on the garments of righteousness for the coming marriage. They will not fall away during trials, and they are rooted and grounded in the Word. And, even for the martyrs, none of them are lost from His sight.
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The Spirit itself [Himself] beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. (Rom. 8:16-19) KJV; intrpl. mine
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At the doorway of the Great Sabbath this special glorification of the children of God will be manifest. This special entrance was seen in type when Messiah entered the world through the virgin matrix, figuratively as a sealed door because of His unique entrance into the world (see Luke 1:34-35 and Matt. 1:25). And just as Messiah was conceived of the Spirit (Matt. 1:20), the Body of Christ is also formed by the Spirit and brought to a unique, first doorway. Just as the city of Jerusalem awaits a special entrance of Messiah through the sealed Golden Gate of the Temple, there is a precious and refined entrance for the elect, the hidden generation.
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Monarch Migration, PDI
Monarch Migration, PDI

This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors [doors of the everlasting]; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? The LORD [YHVH] strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is the King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. (Ps. 24:6-10) KJV; intrpl. mine

It is no mistake that the decree is written twice, for the Body of Believers is also considered holy children joined to God’s sacred name, as is the Head we have in Christ. The psalmist is not speaking of all believers, but of a generation that will seek Jacob’s face, the identity of Israel. Whatever glorification awaits, it is clearly something astonishing, and the world will look on in amazement when they are united with Christ after a time of being hidden. As for seeking Jacob’s face, God sought Jacob’s face when he wrestled with him in the wilderness, and Jacob sought the identity of God, which was secret. (We will cover more of this a bit later).
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To Stand on the Waters of the Word, PDI
To Stand on the Waters of the Word, PDI

And their seed shall be known among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed. I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful [sukkot] in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. (Isa. 61:9-10) KJV; intrpl. mine

The passage above cannot be claimed by Jews or Christians up to this present age, for there has never been a time when all people have acknowledge us as “blessed.” Clearly this alludes to something glorious to come, and it comes during a time of salvation and joy, rather than the persecution and trials leading to it. If we then discern that this is a special generation that is the offspring of the Word of God, who shall reign with Christ (see Dan. 7:13-22), other enigmatic passages become clear and make sense, particularly that this hidden generation of words includes the first who would be last:
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Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things [Apocalypse signs] be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. – Yeshua Mashiach (Matt. 24:34-35) KJV; intrpl. mine
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Virgin, Awakening From Darkness to Light, PDI
Virgin, Awakening, Darkness to Light, PDI

In the old Hebrew writing style, as found in the Bible, phrases were often written twice in slightly different ways to add emphasis and clarification. We see this a lot in poetic passages and the book of Psalms. If I was to say, ‘The Lord is my rock of salvation; God is my mountain of deliverance,’ Hebrews of old would automatically known that God and Lord are the same Person in what I exclaim, and rock and mountain are the same, only with growing emphasis.

Likewise, when the Messiah said, “This generation shall not pass away” and “My words shall not pass away,” He was expressing that His generation that will not pass are also His words. Just as He is the Word of God who was manifest in the flesh, His chosen generation shares in this title via proclaiming the Word to the nations. And if we take it a step further correlating Scriptures, we find that the Messiah was explaining there are seven years (or times) tin which His everlasting generation would receive refinement as all the Apocalypse events come to pass:

The LORD [YHVH] shall cut off all flattering lips [exploiters during persecution], and the tongue that speaketh proud things [Antichrist and his followers]: who have said, With our own tongue [mouths] will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us [secular humanists, atheists]? For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. The words of the LORD are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth [Apocalypse], purified seven times [years]. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Ps. 12:3-7) KJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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PDI
PDI

We find that God prepares His elect for what will occur, to strengthen us in a very dark end of the age. He promises inheritance to the faithful and destruction of worldly enemies. As written, “Surely the Elohim YHVH will do nothing unless He reveals His secret to the servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). Indeed, we do not walk blindly into what is soon to come as those who will be caught unaware as if by a thief in the night, as Paul said, but we have encouragement to face what is to come by knowing(discerning) what is set before us, and in knowing that this, too, will come to pass. Destruction comes, and the dark world will tremble when God arises to punish the elitists who have conspired against Him, but He will restore His people on the seventh time, granting light. 

But He saveth the poor from the sword, and from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth. Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth [see Rev. 3:19]: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up [see Isa. 53:5]: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. He deliver thee in six troubles [tribulations]: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. In famine he shall redeem thee [Year of Redemption] from death: and in war from the power of the sword. Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh. (Job 5:15-21) KJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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Again, we find that in the seventh year those who die to worldly things, with refinement in trying times, will be redeemed and have a door of  escape from wrath, which the prophets and apostles compared to a hiding place. As Paul explained, “For you are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then you shall also appear with Him in glory.” (See Col. 3:3-4). Then, when the seven years are complete, you will be as a holy bride that is unveiled in glory before the world, like a butterfly, which is exactly what the word Apocalypse means- unveiling. This is the generation that the Lord has chosen and sustains, and this is the holy priesthood- not that which claims (via Peter) something great as their priests forsake the Gospel of Kingdom– those who seek to reign now in their own worldly glory.
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But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. (1 Pet. 2:9) KJV
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The question becomes: ‘How does the royal priesthood of the King show forth praises? By singing hymns or wearing priestly garments?’ The clue is that His spiritual offspring are called into the “marvelous light,” which means that they are called to enlightenment and understanding of God’s works. We bring praise to God when we testify to the world of the wonderful things in which He has done.
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As for the special, hidden generation, it is the 42nd. All the generations from Abraham to Christ are 41, but Levi (called “Matthew” by Christ, meaning God’s gift) the tax collector adds them as if there are 42 (14 + 14 + 14). (See Matt. 1:17.) Thus, if we consider the years of many generations (see Deut. 32:7), we must conclude that either 1) Levi- a trained accountant for the Roman Empire, whose life depended on meticulous counting- made a mistake, or 2) there is a hidden generation somewhere in which he did not list. Of course, we can always take the scholarly approach and assert that the name credited to the Gospel was but a superficial addition to an otherwise unknown author. Yet even then we would be foolish to exclude the fact that God’s Spirit inspired what was written for us to receive and meditate upon.
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Moreover, we are also called “Christ” by Matthew because we are of Christ, which is what Christian means. We are called to an anointing of the Spirit, to have great enlightenment that brings praise to God as we reveal His works (Word) to the world. The same is true for Messianic believers who hold to the initial Hebrew. The word messiah implies more than merely reading the Word of God, but having an enlightenment to know the depths of what is read. When we truly comprehend the Lord’s work, we can then turn back hearts, and even take back lost souls from the worldly enemies of our God.
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All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the LORD’s: and he is the governor [Ruler] among the nations. All that be fat upon the earth [prosperous, rich] shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the LORD for a generation. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this. (Ps. 22:27-31) KJV; intrpl. mine
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Dragon's Boast in Atlas Moth, PDI
Dragon’s Boast in Atlas Moth, PDI

The above passage takes us back to two opposing worldviews in our time- one of abject materialism (also called neo-Darwinism) and the other of Divine creationism. We declare to the world that the Lord has done the works; and the more that we comprehend from the depths of Scripture, the easier it is to battle those who dwell in spiritual darkness, ignorant of Scriptures. Yet to do this we must learn how the Lord speaks and discloses His mysteries. If we cannot hear from the Holy Spirit to discern simple parables, and cannot bring these heavenly things to earthly comprehension, how can we turn back the hearts of those who also do not perceive and lack spiritual discernment? To follow the Word of Christ, we need not only repeat the mysterious things that He said (see Matt. 13:34-35), but we must have the mind of Christ and know things as He knew them.

Give ear, O my people, to my law [instructions]: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and the wonderful works that he hath done. For he has established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children. That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children. That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works, but keep his commandments. (Ps. 78:1-7) KJV; intrpl. mine
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Today Bible-believers must awaken from slumber and discern things in the Book that have been hidden (see Isa. 29:10-14), for the Age of Gentiles and grace to the nations comes to a close (Rom. 11:7-26). Paul wrote that “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery- even the hidden wisdom in which God ordained before the world for our glory” (1 Cor. 2:7), but a mystery brings no glory if it is not solved, only intrigue. Yet the elect generation that God is now calling forth will not speak in new parables and mysteries, but expound upon and clarify that which has been written, and already this is taking place with the help of the Spirit.
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Things sealed until the end of the age (see Dan. 12:9) will be unsealed, and, as the Christ has said, nothing is hidden that will not be revealed. Christ spoke through Isaiah, saying, “I and the children whom YHVH has given Me are for signs and wonders in Israel” (see Isa. 8:16-18), but the signs were not meant to be mysterious bound forever, but to be known in the appointed times to bring glory to God. Isaiah also clarified this: “In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness” (Isa. 29:18). Those who will be gathered at the doorway will not have to look to a preacher or priest, denominational doctrine or dead commentary, to have the meaning of a passage told them, but they will each have great understanding as the Spirit reveals through them, for the foundation of the mysteries is being revealed with a restoration of all things.
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Joseph Colorful Coat, PDI
Joseph in Colorful Coat, PDI

Today, there are too few lions and too many serpents, too few shepherd eagles and butterflies in the air, and innumerable moth worms within the dirt. To have victory, we must collectively have a spiritual metamorphosis with meekness. There are seven appointed years in the build-up of Zion, and today but a rare few Bible-believers have even discerned that there will be an appointed Sukkot. The shadows are being seen, but the Substance that they witness to is not being discerned. Mysteries remain mysteries, yet one would think by all the books and boasts that spiritual giants of great comprehension are all around us. God, however, is not deceived, and God knows how much is lacking because of pride in the Body of Christ.

My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass. But thou O LORD, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations. Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time [moed], is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. So the heathen [nations] shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. When the LORD shall build up Zion [Jerusalem Bride], he shall appear in his glory. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer. This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD. For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; to hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those appointed to death; To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem; When the people are gathered together, and the kingdom, to serve the LORD. (Ps. 102:11-22) KJV; intrpl. mine
From all these passages, we conclude that there are seven unique years reserved for completing a generation of Christ. The Lord ascended to take His place as the Right Hand of God after 33 years of life and ministry, so 7 years of ministry remain that will complete the 40 years of building-up of spiritual Zion, just as there is a generation of 40 Jubilee years (2,000) that must be complete. As believers, we enter the work of Christ as His “Body.” And just as Joshua led Israel into the Promised land when 40 years were complete, although he made them wait 2,000 cubits behind, Christ leads us by His Word, and He will appear with the Kingdom at the end of His hidden generation.
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The messianic clock of Daniel that stopped ticking at the sacrifice of Messiah (see Dan. 9:26), resumes with the final seven years (9:27). As Daniel shows, the deceiver, the prince like Titus of Rome, will make a covenant of seven years with Israel and rabbinical leaders, mimicking the covenant that God has given humankind in Christ, which covers people of seven millennial days. Yet the “prince to come” will break that covenant, even as Scripture proclaims, but those who complete the seven years of the Divine covenant in the Word will witness to the promises and inherit the Kingdom.
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Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death [Antichrist], and with hell [False Prophet] are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the LORD God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone [the Messiah], a tried stone, a precious corner stone [in which the Temple fits together], a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste [rushed compromise with the world]. Judgment also will I lay to the line [of measuring time], and righteousness to the plummet [Stone in measuring]: and the hail [waters of the Word from Heaven made hard stones] shall sweep away the refuge of lies [twisting of Scriptures], and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then shall ye be trodden down by it. (Isa. 14:18) KJV; intrpl. mine
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Eagles Are Coming, PDI
Eagles Are Coming, PDI

The main point to the above passage is that God will reveal His measurements that confess Yeshua as Messiah, the Cornerstone of His works, and the rabbis and leaders of Jerusalem should heed Him and the Word lest they be cast out during the Apocalypse. They cannot continue to deny Yeshua under false interpretations of Scriptures and traditional lies, if they wish to have part in the coming Kingdom. As written in Proverbs, the righteous may fall seven times but rise again, whereas the wicked who cling to deception fall into mischief (24:16). And without Christ, all our righteousness is as filthy rags- there is no atonement. But as long as there is life, there is hope, and the Lord can enlighten even those who have denied Yeshua, and save their souls from the pit (see Job 33:22-30). Without the Suffering Servant Messiah, there is no Ransom from the shadows to the Substance of true enlightenment.

The way of the just is like a shining light that shines brighter and brighter in revealing truth as we approach the perfect day (see Prov. 4:18), but how dark a day it will be (during the regeneration) for those who have blasphemed the Great King and not repented, when He sets-up His judges (Matt. 19:28) over the twelve tribes in the land of Israel? Moreover, there is a time for awakening and accepting truths, for putting away religious lies and any man-made traditions that contradict the Word, and that time is during the Ingathering of the Kingdom.

Fear not: for I am with thee [Israel]: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the end of the earth; even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears. Let all nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them cane declare this, and show us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed [before formed in Son of Man], neither shall there be after me [after Christ]. I, even I, and the LORD; and beside me there is no savior. I have declared, and I have saved, and I have shown, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God. Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work [for salvation], and who shall let it [decide permission]? (Isa.) KJV; intrpl. mine
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BUTTERFLIES OR MOTHS?
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Metallic Mechantis, PDI
Metallic Mechantis, PDI

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh- who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the 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 once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Eph. 2:10-13) NKJV

Nature correlates with Scripture to reveal God’s works of redemption through Christ, where spiritual aspects (or metaphysical truths) parallel corporeal cycles and creations. An example of this has been observed in butterflies, which is comparable to the change and glorification that awaits those who are called to the door of the Kingdom. All natural truths of our world witness to the higher objectives of God’s work, to teach humankind spiritual aspects of His redemptive Word; creatures were not created merely for survival and reproduction.
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The extremely complex metamorphic life of a butterfly discloses natural parallels to the changes that God’s people must undergo. Jacob, father of all Israel, was considered wormy in his ways until the Lord matured his heart, even changing his name to Israel. Israel is called a “worm” by the Lord when corrected by the great Prophet Isaiah (see Isa. 41:14). Righteous Job, however, calls all mankind “worms” (see Job 25:5-6), even his mother and sister (17:14). Moreover, King David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, prophetically compared the Messiah on the cross to a worm or caterpillar in His struggles and suffering (cf. Ps. 22:6). Thus, the whole family of God awaits a glorious transformation in the appointed time, Christ having gone first and then His believing Body.  
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The believer in God is born small and humble, crawling about as he or she feeds upon carnal life, preparing for decomposition in the grave, much like a caterpillar weaving its chrysalis (i.e., preparing for cellular breakdown and reconstruction of new organic patterns during the chrysalis process). Yet, as written in Scripture, “who has despised the day of small things?” The “butterfly effect” in Chaos Theory mathematics logically hypothesizes that small things can tip delicate scales to provide large scale effects, like a flapping butterfly’s wings contributing to the formation of a whirlwind.
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Likewise, Scripture reveals that God uses small things to change the world- things thought simple and foolish, like the redemptive cross of the Messiah. There is a promise of a transformation for small things recorded in Scripture, whereas Christ compared the new likenesses of the elect to the “angels of heaven.” (Cf. Matt. 22:30; John 17:1-26; Romans 12:2; 1 Cor. 15:42-44; 2 Cor. 3:18.) Worms, in this sense, represent extreme transformations from humble beginnings to glorious new lives after death, but not only in death; Scripture points believers to new spiritual life and great changes being made while believers are yet alive, even as Jacob was changed in his struggles with God and man. But the greater promise of transformation comes with the meek inheriting the Earth and reigning unhindered during the peaceful Sabbath millennium, of righteousness and justice, whose transformation the naturalists would call “evolution,” but which we call “Divine intervention.” (NB: Nothing macroevolves, but God creates abruptly and changes His creatures as He pleases, creating new things from old while keeping His archetypical kinds.)
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Progress in Cocoon, PDi
Progress in Cocoon, PDI

The beautiful and vast arrays of butterflies’ colors correlate with the rainbow as a covenant token of salvation, which was declared to Noah and family after the flood. This salvation is also perceived of Joseph’s multi-colored tunic, which was a sign that he, by his perceived death and resurrection from the waterless pit, would save Israel from a famine, serving as a type of the Messiah ben Yoseph. (See previously posted articles on these.) Joseph’s colorful coat was covered in blood, which hid his brothers’ sins in the sight of their father; and all these things are understood by those who perceive the way in which God speaks in similitudes and foreshadowing types. And, of course, the throne of God in Heaven, as perceived and disclosed by the prophets Ezekiel and John, is enveloped by a rainbow’s array of colors, which shows that love and redemption encompass all Divine truths and judgments.

With all things considered, it is easy for the mature Christian or Messianic Jew to look upon a butterfly and see the results of the Messiah on a beautifully-arrayed cross, as an example of the imminent salvation and transformation believers will also undergo when awakened to new life (see 1 Thess. 4:14). So, again, the glory of the cross, revealed through butterflies, is a prophetic picture of the transformation believers are promised when we trust in a new life and lay down our old wormy, worldly lives for God’s will.
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The butterfly emerges from its tomb and ascends into heaven, much like the Messiah (see Acts 1:9). And some, being migratory creatures (e.g., Danaus plexippus– Monarchs), return from their long journey, even as the Messiah will return as He left (see Acts 1:11), and even as we are called for the millennial gathering. These human butterflies cannot spiritually mature while remaining in seasons of darkness with short daylight hours, but the reproduction of our faith calls for a fight into the heavens just as Christ. When we ascend into spiritual things, we are like the Monarchs that follow an internal calculator and sun compass to their preappointed destinations (CRY genes). (See John 14:4-7 for believers knowing the way.)
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While university scientists are playing God by manipulating DNA, mapping neurons in the brain to control minds, remote controlling rats, tossing around meaningless words like “controlled evolution” for their intelligence-based mad experiments, and foolishly seeking to bring back the dinosaurs through reverse engineering of chickens and other birds (which they mistakenly think evolved from them), the Engineer of the universe is asking, “Who has despised the day of small things?” Insects and even the smallest organisms in the world show forth the glory of God’s work, specifically the redemption we have through His means of direct transformations. Yet, if we despise and do not observe, we miss many clues that God has given us that relate to our own ascension and time of redemption.
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“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he [males and female] is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ; and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” (2 Cor. 5:17-19) NKJV; intrpl. mine
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Atlas Moth Cocoon, PDI
Atlas Moth Cocoon, PDI

In the same way, believers can compare moths to those who do not believe God’s Word, but choose their fortunes solely in this world with a metamorphosis into carnal darkness. Moths usually have drab colors, unlike butterflies, and are usually nocturnal by nature (i.e., loving the night), whereas butterflies are diurnal, meaning they naturally dwell in the daylight.

Moth pupae make soft, silk cocoons, delicate and costly, whereas a butterfly caterpillar makes a hard and smooth chrysalis during the transformation process. Butterflies are the few, like those who enter through the narrow gate of redemptive truths, at the door of the Kingdom, making up only about 10% or less of the Lepidoptera order, with 90% or more of the order being moths, which enter through the broad gate of naturalistic conformity. Throughout Scriptures moths are described as devourers and destroyers that corrupt earthly things (cf. Job 4:19; 13:28; Isa. 50:9; 51:8; Hos. 5:12; Matt. 16:19-20; Luke 12:33; James 5:2). And though the basics differences between butterflies and moths are blurred within nature, just like the subtle spiritual differences expressed among humankind, the Bible has a warning for “hypocrites” who are awakened like moths into lifestyles of self and oppression of others, namely terror after death:

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Largest Boasting Moth, Atlas, Serpent Heads on Wing of Abominations, False Eagle Dragon
Largest Boasting Moth, Atlas, Serpent Heads on Wing of Abominations, Eagle or Dragon?

“For what is the hope of the ungodly when He cuts [them] off, when God pulls out his soul [from the body or grave]? Will God hear his cry when distress comes upon him?…This is the portion of a wicked man with God and the inheritance of the ungodly…though he heaps up silver like the dust, and prepares [piles costly] clothing like the clay; he may prepare, but the just shall put it on; and the innocent shall divide his silver. He builds his house [cocoon] like a moth…the rich shall lie down [in the grave], but he shall not be gathered [after death]; he opens his eyes, and he is not [living]. Terrors overtake him like waters; a tempest [strong wind] steals him away in the night. The east wind lifts him up and he is gone; for it whirls him out of his place. For it will hurl at him, and will not spare; from its hand he will surely flee. He shall clap His hands at him [swat], and shall hiss him from his place.” (Job 27:8-9, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20-23) TIB; emp. & intrpl. mine

When the entire chapter of Job is thoroughly read and considered, he describes what happens to people who oppress others to build stored wealth, who in their vanity forsake God during their lives for unmitigated pleasures. All that they thought to build is divided by others at their deaths. Their silk clothes and fine materials are left behind and cannot benefit them. As for weaving their transformations, Job compares their works to a silk cocoon of a moth or a temporary shelter in the wilderness, which cannot stop the inevitable terror of darkness and harsh spiritual winds that will carry them away in the afterlife. But the temporary tabernacles of those who obey God will be glorified at the coming of Messiah. Our metamorphosis is glorious and given to the Light.
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That Old Serpent, the Dragon, PDI
That Old Serpent, the Dragon, PDI

This by no means implies that people should not seek success, but it is a reminder that God searches the hearts of all people, rich and poor, great and small; and at some point the true identity of the spirit within cannot remain hidden behind the veil of the flesh. Even the most colorful moths, which look like butterflies, are truly known by their Creator. People can cloak their evils in a rainbow of colors, but God sees through every disguise and will not bend His mind to the corruptions that have taken hold of carnally-minded and reprobate mankind. (NB: Another example of creatures which are sometimes indistinguishable to the untrained eye is that of sheep and goats, but the Messiah separates them in His parables for two very different destinations during judgment.)

In general comparisons, most moths starkly contrast the colorful and brighter awakening of butterflies. What I have sought to do in the two examples is express how nature confesses spiritual truths, aspects of both good and evil, and even the subtle deceptions in-between. The more one understands spiritual laws and truths, the more he or she understands the organisms that God has designed to express those truths in nature. These things, however, can only sound foreign and mystical to nonbelieving naturalists- no matter how many correlating verses are given to support the “whys” behind their organic designs- as well as by some Bible-believers who do not contemplate things of nature in this way; if all believers did, all of nature would be documented as unique messages from God that teach us the truths of spiritual life and the Designer’s greater objectives through our struggles with good and evil.

For some of us, however, this revelation of the butterfly is as factually true as a simple claim that some trees bear fruits while others do not. We cannot empirically prove that the Creator designed butterflies for the purpose of showing new, glorified life to come to His elect, or new spiritual life for believers as they are transformed in their lives, but in faith we can find a few related Scriptures and allow the Holy Spirit (A.K.A. Ruach HaKodesh) to help us form biblical conclusions from the most obvious of these kind of mysteries.

That being explained, naturalists have their own mystical beliefs in butterflies- one that requires much more faith in the power of blind nature than what is possessed by the scribe of this article. They cannot truly account for the extreme complexities of multiple body plans in these amazing creatures (or their metamorphosis process), not with the clumsy tool of natural selections of random mutations, but they give their just-so stories nonetheless, whereby the naïve believe that they actually provide scientific answers to the creatures’ origins.
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And, as with the butterfly, ad hoc explanations for the means of organic designs are given by them for all species to support their belief in macroevolution. Evolutionists cloak their materialistic ideology with presuppositional fantasies, good-measure facts, and misleading scientific jargon so as to convince the unsuspecting of their authority in interpreting nature by means of evolution. They may write of phylogenetic similarities in like insects, such as sequences of amino acids in proteins or nucleic acids in genes, but none of these things truly explain the origins of objective-performing, purposeful designs. Their extreme faiths are placed in random build-ups of magnificent features by successions of naturally-selected mutations, which in many cases have been clearly revealed to be impossible (cf. Michael Behe’s Darwin’s Black Box). All their stories are ridiculous without allowing for the interventions of an intelligent Creator. Yet with over 65% of American Jews now admittedly atheists who accept the teaching of blind, unguided evolution, they remain blind to the transformation of the elect to come as well as these witnessing shadows.  
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In the naturalists’ view, caterpillars and other creatures express imperfections rather than optimized organs and features, and for them these imperfections are evidence of evolution. Caterpillars, for example, are basically blind and cannot see images- except by light intensity. In the creationist view, there is no reason for a caterpillar to see like an eagle. It is enough that caterpillars can detect ultraviolet light which helps them analyze digestible plants. From a spiritual point of view, i.e., with caterpillars representing mankind, we are all blind to certain things and see in variations of darkness to light; but this does not mean we are not perfect in our own way, for what God expresses through us. Even the Messiah was prophesied to “not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears,” meaning that there is a higher judgment beyond natural understanding. Israel, as a national type of the Messiah, was also called “blind” in a perfect way for showcasing God’s works:
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“Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see. Who is blind but My servant, or deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is perfect, and blind as the Lord’s servant? Seeing many things, but you do not observe; opening the ear, but he does not hear.” The LORD [YHVH] is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; He will exalt the law and make it honorable. But this is a people [Israel] robbed and plundered; all of them are snared [trapped] in holes, and they are hidden in prison houses; they are for prey, and no one delivers; for plunder, and no one says, “Restore!”’ (Isa. 42:18-22) NKJV; emp. mine
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Think of all the ways Darwinian evolution utterly fails to account for the butterfly, especially with its simplistic, grossly inadequate explanation of random mutations “evolving” the magnificent life of the creature. First, an egg filled with its own universe of specific genetic information is required to undergo extremely complex works; then comes the life and times of the larva with its unique features and abilities; followed by this is the pupa stage, where it builds its own decomposition chamber, where it breaks down its cells and forms a completely new organism; finally, it emerges for the fourth stage: the butterfly that takes to flight and possibly to migration.
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I dare assert that the egg alone would forever be an impossibility of the unipolar, superficial mechanism of the so-called “modern synthesis” (which arose in the 1930s). It is ridiculous that randomness in nature is still the only explanation of our obstinate naturalists, whereby a Creator’s intelligence, far superior to their own, was necessary to coordinate vast amounts of genetic information for features necessary to accomplish such a grand feat of successive designs- multiple body plans in a single creature. 
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“To begin to see the depths of the problem [of butterflies], for evolution to have created this sort of pathway, gradually, it would take a miracle.”- Developmental Biologist Ann Gauger, Biological Institute, Metamorphosis; intrpl. mine
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For those of us who understand that God created the unique body plans of butterflies, and that the colorful creatures confess the transformation that believers must undergo, as well as our migration home, we will continue to consider this theme- the transfiguration of the Bride of Messiah- in upcoming articles.
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5 comments on “Divine Butterflies Take Flight

  1. Of course you’d screen your comments and only allow the ones you already agree with, such is the way with false teachers fearful of God’s Word. You rest in the corrupted comfort of like-minded others who have led you astray while God weeps for His lost sheep and longs for your return. How long before you return to God and revel with Him in the glory of His Love? Like the impatient and selfish son, you lie down with the swine while God has already prepared a place for you.

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    • You wrote: “Of course you’d screen your comments and only allow the ones you already agree with, such is the way with false teachers fearful of God’s Word. You rest in the corrupted comfort of like-minded others who have led you astray while God weeps for His lost sheep and longs for your return.” The problem with your assertion is that is completely baseless; it comes from the conjectures of your own mind. I only have two friends, and each of them live in another state. One, I rarely here from, and the other I have never met. I dwell I alone, completely alone. Hence, how can you have a name like “Elijah” or speak for God and be so far off? In your other comment, you mentioned that I need better proof reading, but the reason many of my articles lack a proper editing is because I do all of it alone and have much to teach from Scripture. Hence, I do not “lie down with the swine,” for I always sleep alone, and I don’t date. Moreover, your statement is factually incorrect whether you meant it spiritually or physically.

      As for screening my comments, again you are incorrect. A wonderful messianic Christian woman, one of my two friends from another state, helped me get started on this, free to me; and although I wanted to let anyone comment, she prefers to read them first because so much profanity is left in comments section; I respect that and her.

      You call me a false teacher, but nowhere in your personal assessment of me did you provide any details of what you think I am “hateful” about. As for my ideology, it does not perfectly fit Protestantism, Catholicism, Judaism, or even Messianic Christianity; it was developed by me, myself, and I during years alone with God and studying Scriptures. I do not expect you to agree with it, but I am thankful nonetheless for you taking the time to comment.

      Shalom.

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  2. Meh. Such hatred masquerading as faith, you make a mockery of God. What a horrendous work of false teaching and proof-texting. As a brother in Christ, I urge you to repent and confess your blasphemy. I suspect you have surrounded yourself with other like-minded false prophets and would only lean on their own understanding because you are comforted that it matches your own fallen ideology. Of course, God knew you would do this, let you harden your own heart & corrupt your own thinking, and loves you regardless, but how long will you grieve God while leaning on your own understanding? This is truly an age of charlatans run amok, with few others walking in the love of Christ.

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  3. I originally found your site after searching for more insight on Samson’s riddle. Once I read your words they greatly resonated with me. So I started to read more. Thank you so much for this post. A reassurance of His grace for us in this hour. The Holy Spirit showed me a group of butterflies flying through a golden gate a few weeks back.. been trying to discern what it was in reference to. This made me smile .. Confirmation 🙂

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    • You are welcome, and I’m glad my humble article provided you confirmation in what you were seeking from your dream/vision. As long as I have but few commenters, which doesn’t appear likely to change soon, I can reply to any questions or thoughts on the subject matter. I think butterflies are one of many natural confessions to our spiritual plight in this battle of good and evil, and I hope more believers begin to make correlations of nature to this current age of mortality and the redemption in which we await. Shalom.

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