REVELATION Chapter Nineteen: QOPH

BRIDE, NEW HORIZON, INVITE & FEAST
QOPH: Needle’s Eye, A Focal Point, Inner Circle, Center, Sun at Horizon
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BY LEVI
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Qof, Qoph, Koph, PDI
Qof/Qoph/Koph, PDI

Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When His disciples heard it, they were astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matt. 19:21-26) NKJV

Many people have struggled with this passage over the last two millenniums, wondering if they possessed too much wealth or, perhaps, they did not offer enough to the poor to go to Heaven when they die. However, Messiah spoke of the coming millennial Kingdom on Earth rather than the spiritual Kingdom, for nobody can take anything with them when they go. It matters not how prosperous they were except for maybe how they utilized their wealth.
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To better understand what Christ alluded to, we should consider that the Needle Gate in Jerusalem was a very narrow passage in which trade merchants and those travelling with an abundance of materials could not bring their beasts of burdens (e.g., camels, horses, donkeys) through, at least not until after they had unloaded most of their cargo. After walking their camels or donkeys through the gate, they could then reload them on the other side to sell their merchandise. In Jewish thought, New Jerusalem was where the Kingdom of Heaven would someday come down to Earth, as it is in spiritual Heaven. So it is likely that some Jews underood Christ’s saying.
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Artist Depiction of Camel Through Needle Gate, PDI
Artist Depiction of Camel Through Needle Gate, PDI

In other words, those who would receive an invitation and an entrance into the coming Kingdom of Heaven would first have to surrender their old lives and the abundance thereof, following the Word. Once in the Kingdom, the Lord would restore all that they sacrificed in their lives to go to the figurative wedding of the Bride. They had to seek the Kingdom of Heaven first and then have lesser treasures added to them.

This is comparable to many German Jews before the Holocaust who sold all their possessions for next to nothing to escape while they still could, for life itself was worth more than their sacrificed possessions.

Remember the parable of the wedding feast and those who were invited yet would not attend. They had businesses and farms and families to attend and take care of. They had spouses to please. They were simply too consumed with their lives and possessions to answer the call for a new life. They were too loaded down with their treasures to enter by the narrow way, to pick-up their crosses and forsake all. Christ’s parable about those who would not go to the wedding is about living people who will not go out to meet Him at the appointed time- not about dead people. This is what the churches have confused and distorted: that where Christ is, the Kingdom is, and Christ comes to reign on Earth over all nations, from Israel, beginning an everlasting dominion that starts with the Great Sabbath millennium.

In previous articles, we considered how the Babylonian Church has been corrupted with her materialism and worldly power, becoming adulterous with the secular nations and far removed from the will of God. In this article, we will see the opposite with the celebration of the true Bride of Messiah. The true Bride is a united citizenry that will be gathered during the fall of the false, adulterous wife/bride. The lofty and rich, boasting and unfaithful, Roman Church and her daughters are brought down low. The humble and faithful who are called out of them- who give-up their lives to follow the Word- will be exalted as they enter the coming Kingdom.
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Thus, it is no coincidence that the Book of Revelation immediately reveals those who are invited to the marriage, as members of the Bride, after Babylon has fallen. We could compare it to a man who had long suffered a hateful and adulterous wife, and when she suddenly died he immediately remarried a wonderful, thoughtful, angelic woman. We could also compare it to when Jerusalem and Temple, and indeed the nation of Jews, were forsaken and destroyed, yet through faithful Jews Gospel invitations went out to all of the world, for whosoever would believe and answer the call. Only now, the table is being turned back to save Jerusalem for the coming of Messiah.
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After reading this article, it should no longer be mistakenly taught that there will be a seven-year wedding feast out in space or somewhere in the heavens, or that bodies will disappear in a rapture and attend a marriage in the spiritual realm, leaving Jews alone to fight away an encroaching world. The spiritual things come down to Earth for whom the Lord will gather, meaning that those who are alive and called on Earth will attend it.
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Entrance into the spiritual Kingdom is not dependent upon us dying or ascending into space, but God can bring the Kingdom where we are and open up the heavens, and God will gather His people near Jerusalem for Christ’s coming. It should become clear that the wedding occurs on the seventh year of the Apocalypse here on Earth, as a celebration of victories that the elect have in Christ. The Apocalypse vision of spiritual things must be fulfilled with an interpretation suitable for the earth, that all the prophecies may be assembled in truth; that is what Jerusalem coming down to Earth is really all about.
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In Chapter 19, we finally see the Bride of Christ and an invitation to the wedding. Until now there has been no mention of a rapture, only of a gathering in the wilderness during times of tribulations. Previously, I explained that the door of escape is opened at the end of the sixth year/seal for the seventh year/seal of the Apocalypse, which is when the Great Sabbath millennium begins. Hence, those who have read my preceding articles should comprehend why I assert that Babylon will be destroyed as the elect prepare for the coming of the Lord in the seventh year. The Bride comes into focus just after Babylon is destroyed and just before the Beast is slain in the Battle of Armageddon, as we shall see. 
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After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.” Again they said, “Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!” And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!” (Rev. 19:1-4) NKJV

To understand the vision of the joy in Heaven, we should consider the joy of those gathered on Earth and sealed for the wedding. The fall of Babylon is not merely the destruction of one city; it is a great sign of the transfer of the covenant from the Babylonian world system back to Israel. All the gathered spiritual fruits are being brought in for the coming Kingdom, and all the churches and false doctrines, replacement theologies, and unscriptural teachings are seen ending. Mockery and tribulations of those who teach biblical truths during the Apocalypse are ending. They know from that time forward how near they are to their awaited Messiah being revealed. They also know that the tribulations are nearly over. So, when the harlot religious system is destroyed, the covenant of the gathered Bride- true Wife- is confirmed. Thus, there is joy in the spiritual realm among the persecuted of the dead and joy by the persecuted living.
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Covenant of Colors, PDI
Covenant of Colors, PDI

Then a voice came from the throne, saying, “Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!” And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, “Alleluia! For the LORD God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” (Rev. 19:5-7) NKJV; emp. mine

The scriptural transfer from a corrupted form of worldly Christianity to one that is prepared for the coming Kingdom of Heaven teaches us of the year when the Bride makes herself ready. This is one more scriptural truth that exposes the fallacy of pre-tribulation rapture-marriage deception.
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Today we find that many Protestant Christians do not heed this simple contradiction of the rapture theory, and Roman Catholic theologians push the Apocalypse back to the first century so they can claim their religious institution is already the “Lord’s wife,” but God dismisses all fraudulent claims of Babylon and her denominational daughters- all replacement theology and twisted Scriptures. Again, Christians will suffer great persecution until the Lord has sealed and delivered all who answer the call. Only after Babylon the Great is destroyed will there be a wedding feast, and it is quite different from that which is being taught in the churches.
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And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who ARE CALLED to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” (Rev. 19:8-9) NKJV; emp. mine
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Why did the messenger feel the need to say, “These are the true sayings of God,” after saying, “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage of the Lamb”? I believe it was because so many untruths are now taught about the marriage of the Lamb. Many religious institutions teach that they are already the Bride of Christ, and others teach that the Bride will be raptured to Heaven. Yet, the angel proclaims that the blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb, after Mystery Babylon is destroyed.
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There is a big difference between being raptured apart from our own self-will, before the Apocalypse, and answering a call and being prepared after so much has already taken place during the Apocalypse. As we read further, we find that the wedding feast is a victory on Earth, where birds feed on the flesh of the slain enemies of the Lord: the nations which gather against Israel and the true Bride citizenry.
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Between the destruction of Rome, being at the second trump/vial, and the Battle of Armageddon at the 7th/last trumpet, is the marriage. Again, “the true sayings of God” concern those who are called, and the true Ekklesia is a called-out assembly of sojourners in the world who await the coming Messiah and His Kingdom. No building or priestly hierarchy or self-appointed authorities in religious denominations determine the composition of the Ekklesia, for God calls His faithful people out by His Word and Spirit. All the preachers look to death for spiritual glory, but God will restore this world and make it a paradise. The blood of the saints cries out to live, valuing life as God created it for us.
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Before continuing this chapter of Revelation, I feel inspired to share a biblical mystery of the wedding of the Lamb, previewed in the Cana wedding feast. The wedding in Cana foreshadowed the Lamb’s wedding. Before attending the wedding feast in Cana of Galilee, first Nathanael was amazed that the Messiah saw him under the fig tree, even before they were introduced. This is what the wedding of the Messiah will be like; He will already see His people gathering under the fig tree of Israel, but we will not see Him until He is ready to introduce Himself- after we, like Nathanael, answer the call to meet Him. 
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It was then that Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Nathanael’s words foreshadow the words of the Bride at the revelation of the Great King- the Son of God. The elect will realize that the Lord saw them gathering under the fig tree, answering the invitation. 
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In response, the Messiah said, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these. Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” Here, we discern that Messiah was setting up parallels between His own coming wedding and an ancient story from Scripture. For Nathanael and other Jews knowledgeable of the Torah, a picture of the angels of Heaven ascending and descending on the Son of Man would bring to mind the story of the angels of heaven ascending and descending on the ladder to Heaven in Jacob’s dream. Jacob was on his way to find a wife, as instructed by his father Isaac, when he had a peculiar vision of the Lord in the wilderness.
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When Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, was sent to find a wife, God revealed Himself to him in a vision as he slept with his head on a rock (see Gen. 28:11). The Lord was at the top of the ladder and introduced Himself as the God of his fathers (YHVH), relaying the earlier promises to him. First, God promised Israel that he would possess the land. Second, he promised him a great multitude of descendants who would expand all directions. Third, he was promised that the nations of the world would be blessed through his Seed. Fourth, God declared to Israel that He would bring him back to the Promised Land. And fifth, God promised not to leave Israel, rather He would bring all His words to pass. (Note that Jacob’s body did not leave Earth in order for Him to be introduced to his LORD.) When Jacob awoke, he said something similar to Nathanael’s words, exclaiming, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it!” So Israel was introduced to the Lord in the wilderness while on his betrothal journey, even as Apostle Nathanael realized that he was introduced to the Son of God before a wedding feast miracle in Cana. 
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And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God [Bethel], and this is the gate of heaven!” (Gen. 28:17) NKJV; intrpl. mine 
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Temple of WisdomSimply put, Messiah was telling Nathanael that He was and is the true Ladder to Heaven and fulfillment of Israel’s vision. By Him the LORD speaks, promising the inheritance of Israel. By Him is the gateway to Heaven and the revelation of the House of God, as perceived in the vision. By Him, we rest our heads on the Rock and receive our inheritance, even in the wilderness. He is the anointed Rock of Jacob, and on Him we have our Sabbath rest. Spiritual truths and our entrance into the spiritual realm, even having a wedding before God, are not dependent upon the body being taken up to God, but hearts must be open to the things of God. During the marriage of the Lamb, those who are gathered will be taken-up in a vision similar to Jacob’s, before the Lord is revealed in the flesh at the Battle of Armageddon.
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Messiah arose in the flesh and ascended into the heavens on the third day as a sign for us- not that we would be taken-up in the flesh into space. Rather, the Body of Christ is raised to live with the Lord, in the flesh, on the third millennial day, brought before the Lord’s coming throne. God is the God of the living, and this world will be the Lord’s throne as are all worlds. Those who believe have a call to answer, not a physical rapture to experience. The marriage is about the Great King coming to our world, united with Jerusalem, with one flock of many folds, not us leaving the world and then coming back to it by flying through the heaven in our flesh. Moreover, the House of God is wherever the elect are with the Spirit of God, receiving the things of the Spirit, not necessarily in any physical house of worship. If Israel is gathered in the wilderness, that is where the true House of God is.
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These comparisons between Israel being introduced to the Lord in the wilderness, to that of Nathanael’s revelation, directly preceded a foreshadowing wedding of Christ’s return. 
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On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” (John 2:3-5) NKJV
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The third day at the wedding reflects the third millennial day since the disciples saw Heaven opened and the Son of God’s ascension (see Acts 1:9-11), which means after two millenniums. At Christ’s wedding, His disciples and all those who do the will of God will be there (i.e., His “mother,” see Matt. 12:50). Again, this was a comparison to the Messiah’s wedding, which is why He asked a true question that we should all ask the Spirit: ‘What did it have to do with Him?’  A second good question that the wedding poses is, ‘What does it have to do with His coming time?’ Another interesting thing is the place of the wedding that the Messiah and His elect attended. Cana means reedy, and reeds were used for measuring during those times. The Bride of Christ in Revelation was measured with a reed (see Rev. 21:2, 15). From reed we get the canon of Scripture. Those invited to the wedding of the King of Israel are brought to their place by measurements already given in the Word. Moreover, we know how the Cana wedding has to do with Christ and His time; we measure by the Aleph Key and the sixth chapter of Hosea. He comes on the third day.
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In order to receive the wine of the Spirit (cf. Acts 2:13-17; Eph. 5:18), we must ask as Mary did (cf. Matt. 21:22; Luke 11:13; James 4:2). Second, we must obey, even as Mary did and instructed the servants at the wedding to do (see John 14:15-17, 21-26). Third, we must understand that the wine of the Spirit comes by the blood of Christ’s sacrifice (see Luke 22:19-20). The words of Messiah are Spirit and life, as water made into wine (see John 6:63). The Roman Catholic Church, which calls itself by the name of Mary, should do as Mary did and admit that they have no true wine of the Spirit as they approach the wedding, and then they should likewise obey. How do I know that they have not been transformed from the water to wine? Because if they are still Catholics, they have not obeyed the Lord’s message to come out of her. They are not truly following the Word but rather a religion that has twisted the Word.  
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Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!” (John 2:6-10) NKJV
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Moedim Paradigm in Pyramid Formation, IM
Moedim Paradigm in Pyramid Formation, IM

The six waterpots of stone are the six, full millenniums from which the elect are gathered for the third day wedding (7th day from Adam, see Moedim Paradigm). Before we are presented to God, the true Master of the feast, we must be filled-up with the waters of the Word- out of which comes fountains of living water, as Christ said.

The wedding master, however, did not receive vessels filled with water, but wine. Many people in the churches are filled to the brim with water of the Word, but they have not undergone the transformation of the Word to Spirit, which comes by being within the Lord’s will for us and us doing what He says. When we present ourselves to the Lord as a living sacrifice (see Rom. 12:1), doing His unique will for each of us, a transformation takes place and the Word becomes living Spirit within us.

Thus, obedience to the Word, as many Jews have kept for purification, is necessary for a transformation. The manner of purification of the Jews correlates with Christ’s declaration that salvation is of the Jews, when discussing this “living water” (see John 4:22). Does this mean that Judaism is perfect and what God seeks? Of course not, but practicing the righteousness that they preach, staying in obedience, is something that God seeks from Christians and Jews. When God called the Hebrews to appear before Him, they were first instructed in purification. They had to be washed with water on the 3rd and 7th days of the week in order to appear before Him. These were earthly ordinances that looked to us being presented to the Father as pure on the Great Sabbath, which is the third day since the cross. Purification is still required by God, and we are to be washed by the Word for the Great Sabbath.

As for the stone vessels, this shows the type of  transformation that the Lord causes within hard hearts (see Ezek. 11:19). We are transformed within our hardened, empty vessels to be Holy Spirit vessels, fit for the Lord’s use, first filled with the water of the Word and then the Word made Spirit (see Rom. 12:1-2). When we leave the vessels of our hearts with the Lord, as the Samaritan woman did before sharing the Gospel (see John 6:63), we are, in return, given the living waters that prepare us to be presented to the Master of the wedding on the 3rd day.
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As for saving the best wine for last, many of the first will be last and the last first, according to Messiah, but the whole nation that enters the coming Kingdom of Heaven will be the greatest wine of God, made sweeter by time.
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For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel; “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy…” (Acts 2:15-17) NKJV
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I am convinced that all people are able to receive of spiritual things from Heaven- having a glorious transformation of water to wine- when the truths of Scriptures become our spiritual priority. Nevertheless, we should not consider those who have great revelations as more worthy or spiritually blessed, for God is not a respecter of persons. The Holy Spirit reveals for His purposes, and the foundations were laid by the holy prophets and apostles, but what kind of wine can the Spirit produce from muddied waters of false doctrines? Continuing in Revelation, we are reminded that only the Lord is to be praised, no matter how glorious a messenger may appear.
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And I fell at his feet to worship him [the angel]. But he said to me, “See that you do not that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy.” (Rev. 19:10) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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If we are not sharing the testimony of Jesus in the “spirit of prophecy,” and we are not sharing the good news of the coming Kingdom of Heaven, we are hardly sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If we despise biblical prophecy, we also despise the Testament of Messiah Yeshua, and we are only exalting a religion in self-righteous pride. Truths of the Kingdom can only be learned and believed in the spirit of prophecy.
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Good moral living, business ethics, spiritualism, and cleanliness can be, and are, taught in many religions and even by antichristian secularists. The Gospel of the coming Kingdom and the Great King, however, is much, much greater than a clean-cut preacher teaching proper Christian behavior and proverbial wisdom, hypnotizing their followers with soothing words under soft stage lights. The elect learn righteousness within by His holiness, and they teach the glory of the coming King and His eternal dominion.
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If they do not preach of the oracles of the Law and the Testimony of Yeshua, there is no light of the Spirit within them (see Isa. 8:20). Flee from teachers of Scripture who do not have the wine of the Spirit, no matter how full of the water they seem to be; now is not the time for water-carriers alone. Those who memorize many verses merely to boast do not fool wine connoisseurs of the Word, who are able to taste the subtle truths of the testimony in the spirit of prophecy.
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Most readers of Revelation understand that they will not see a harlot drinking blood and riding a seven-headed beast in this world. Neither are there locusts with lions’ teeth and crowns, that will descend from a bottomless pit. The two-horned lamb that speaks as a dragon, the False Prophet, will not ascend out of the ground to become the enemy of Israel. Two olive trees will not actually drip oil into a Menorah for the light of revelations to shine on the Bride. Neither does the King of Israel return for a literal wife, riding a tangible white horse. Rather, He leads the righteous movement of the Word in which we follow. You will not hear seven, literal trumpets nor see seven vials of plagues poured-out. An angel will not stand on the earth and sea with a rainbow upon his head, clothed in a cloud. The saints will not descend down from heaven riding white horses. The marriage in Heaven will not be something that believers have their bodies raptured into. The city of Jerusalem will not literally descend from the sky, as a cube or pyramid in the size of a state or small nation. All these are spiritual truths which must be interpreted in the Spirit of prophecy.
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When theses things are manifest on Earth, they each appear very differently than how they are seen in the Spirit, leaving even the most knowledgeable of Jews and Christians unprepared for many truths. Heaven must come down to Earth; New Jerusalem must come down to Earth; Christians must come down to Earth to comprehend the prophecies in the world in which we live. Heavenly revelations must be properly interpreted, although not spiritualized-away into nothingness and made void of meaning. 
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Most Jews of the first century had become too earthly minded about the restored Kingdom to see the spiritual truths in Yeshua, and most Gentiles have for centuries been too spiritually blinded to see earthly truths of the coming Kingdom; yet there is a balance, and in the middle is the living God manifest among us. Spiritual things are blueprints that foreshadow the works being done in the world by the Lord. A balance must be achieved to see the truths of both. People who have been introduced to the Lord in the spiritual realm understand that they need not leave the earth and that spiritual things appear different than how they are manifest on Earth. Scripture confirms this by many witnesses, as do many of us who are alive today.
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Christ said He came down from heaven at His first coming, and yet His body was born on earth through the matrix of womanhood. Wherever He is, the Kingdom of God is, not limited to time or space. The spiritual Kingdom is very near to each of us and within us. The Lord and His angels can visit any of us, be it in a dream, a vision, a trance, a small whisper, through the words of a friend, in a peculiar circumstance, as a message through a song, or whatever way He so chooses; yet, so many people live their lives as sleepwalkers, having their eyes wide open and perceiving little to nothing of the works which the Lord does in the land of the living.
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Soon, a time is coming for the people of God which will be as a living, sweet dream. Peace, grace, glory, justice, and love in a pleasant life with no fear, no pain, no more sorrows, will be manifest to the eternally youthful and yet wise hearts of the world tomorrow, united with the Great King of Glory. Until then, to those who are hardened, He shows Himself harder. For those who hate His truths, He brings His truths to their faces. For those who love violence, He is victorious over them and returns their ways upon their own heads. The Lord brings us to our own likeness, all the while calling each of us to make peace with Him for our own justification, to bring us forward into a better tomorrow, showing greater things than we have considered or been shown in Scriptures.
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“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.” (Rev. 19:11-14) NKJV 
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‘Why, my Lord, Word of God, do Your armies follow behind Your truths and not beside You? Why, my Lord, are they clothed in righteousness of garments white and clean, yet Yours is dipped in blood? Why, my Lord, do You have a secret name that only You know? What is this work that God will do on Saudi Arabia as He passes through Jordan?’ These are some of the questions the passage brings to mind when considering the wedding invitation and Year of the Redeemed.
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Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah, this One who is glorious in His apparel, traveling in the greatness of His strength?- “I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Why is Your apparel red, and Your garments like one who treads in the winepress? “I have trodden the winepress alone. And from the peoples- no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, and trampled them in My fury. Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, and I have stained all My robes. For the day of vengeance is in My heart, and the year of My redeemed has come. I looked, but there was no one to help, and I wondered that there was no one to uphold; therefore My own arm brought salvation for Me; and My own fury, it sustained Me. I have trodden down the peoples [nations] in My anger, made them drunk in My fury, and brought down their strength to the earth.” (Isa. 63:1-6) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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“Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And he Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.” (Rev. 19:15-16) NKJV
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Be united with Your people, O Lord YHVH, and bring justice and peace to this world, according to Your Word and Your promises to Jacob. Teach us the glory of Your ways and the mysteries of the universe- mysteries of Christ’s redemption in which You have given to worlds from the most ancient of times. Teach us to number our days, as Moses prayed. Bring forth the children of Your choosing, and reveal to us Your wedding feast in our world. Show us the end of all dark spirits torments; give us victory for the truths of Your Word. Let us see Your perfect glory prevail over those who have hated us- those who have arisen as Your enemies. Rise, Sun of Righteousness, and dawn for the brighter world to come.
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Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, “Come and gather together for the supper of the great God, that you may eat the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave [servants], both small and great.” (Rev. 19:17-18) NKJV; intrpl. mine
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In the above passage, we find the marriage supper for honoring the Bride to be somewhat different than what is taught in Christian eschatology. Not only is this marriage supper one of victory and at the end of the Apocalypse, but it is one that will be attended on Earth. What do believers eat? They eat the Book; they dine on the Word of God, the prophecies of the Bread of Heaven. Their satisfaction and nourishment is seeing the salvation of the Word coming to pass; their meat is in doing the will of God.
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But those who have feasted in glory, and grown fat from abuse of the Word of God in today’s world, can only imagine enjoying a 5-star kingly feast at a banqueting table of heavenly food. They already sit in safety and honor, and imagine heavenly angels, in a view of rainbows and paradise, serving them with flapping wings. Nevertheless, Christ revealed His food to be fulfilling the will of God. To the people of God who will witness all the horrors of the Apocalypse, with continuous threats and terror brought to them, a more glorious feast comes in witnessing God’s salvation on Earth and the defeat of their enemies. Who would have more joy: a prosperous preacher of the Word, enjoying a gourmet meal on an ocean cruise, or a terrorized child of God, having seen friends and family tortured and beheaded, seeing the enemies of the Lord defeated at the glorious coming of the Lord?
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And as for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, “Speak to every sort of bird and to every beast of the field: Assemble yourselves and come; gather together from all sides to My sacrificial meal which I am sacrificing for you, a great sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood. You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, drink the blood of the princes of the earth, or rams and lambs, or goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan. You shall eat till you are full, and drink blood until you are drunk, at My sacrificial meal which I am sacrificing for you. You shall be filled at My table with horses and riders, with mighty men and with all the men of war,” says the LORD. “I will set My glory among the nations; all the nations shall see My judgment which I have executed, and My hand which I have laid on them. So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day forward. The Gentiles shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity; because they were unfaithful to Me, therefore I hid my face [identity] from them. I gave them into the hand of their enemies, and they all fell by the sword [in wars]. According to their transgressions I have dealt with them, and hidden My face from them.” Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel [all 12 tribes]; and I will be jealous for My holy name- after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwell safely in their own land and no one makes them afraid. When I have brought them back from the people and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I am hollowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they will know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left NONE of them captive any longer. And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,” says the Lord GOD. (Ezek. 39:17-29) NKJV; emp. & intrpl. mine
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The whole works of God are not written in secret; those who read Scripture and do not agree with the prophecies twist them to fit their own interpretations for their own wills. God said that He would scatter the tribes into the nations, which He has; He said that He would bring all the tribes back, which he has already begun to do; He said that the desolations would continue until the end of the age, which they have; He said that there will be a great war over Israel, which is already set in motion; and He said that a King from David, the Messiah, will come to save the nation and punish the nations gathered against His people, which will soon come to pass as all the prophecies do.
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And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army. Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds ate their flesh. (Rev. 19:19-21) NKJV
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The people of the Lord are like little plants, like grass, flowers, and produce from the earth, rejoicing in the warmth of the sun and the softs rains from heaven. What troubles me is that the sun does not always gently shine; the rains do not always fall softly; often the times call for devastating storms and floods and droughts. When Christ shared parables about the little plants rejoicing for a moment, then falling away when tribulations come, He was talking about those who are not rooted and grounded in the Hebrew Word.
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For many Christians, the Lord’s ways are always love and grace and joy and light; when the dark day comes, many of their faiths will fail, as if they have been betrayed by the Word, because they do not regard the bitter prophecies and judgments of the Lord. This is why I loathe certain teachings of popular ministers and evangelists who only skim the top for the cream, who, in fear of offending and losing members, do not preach the troubling prophecies. What good is having 100,000 members if most of them are prone to fall from the faith at the first sign of tribulation? Where will these religious shepherds lead the sheep when the wolf comes? Will they discern the times and prophecies?
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In a dream I saw the likeness of the mansion of the Lord, and the fields surrounding it had neat rows of little plants as far as the eye could see. Each of the plants had a little name tag attached to it (human names), and I wondered why the plants were so tender and small. Then, before me, I saw a great treasure chest, filled to the top with priceless gold treasures and jewels; yet those who walked among the tender plants, tending them, had no interest in the great treasures of God’s Word. I tried to give some away, but they refused to acknowledge me or take any. They answered me not a word, and I stood by the Divine treasures alone.
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Moedim Paradigm Manna
Framework For All 22 Biblical Millenniums, IM
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