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We are continuing along in Hebrews, the book written to those people which Hebrews means those that crossed over the Jordan River, going then into Babylon, or confusion the meaning. The people then remember were scattered, the first group, those northern tribes, the ten larger tribes, or the house of Israel, who went north after taken captive by the Assyrian, then 400 years later approximately, the southern kingdom, which includes the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and the Levites, or the house of Israel. To this day the people are scattered, and they have the basis of the law and the prophets, or the Old Testament to us, now given the testimony of Jesus Christ, or to us the New Testament. That’s why so many references to the Old Testament, as Jesus was quoting the Word of God all over the place in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. So if some Bible teacher or preacher says you don’t need the Old Testament as that’s over, don’t believe them, run as Jesus states here:

Luke 21:5 “And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, He said,”
Luke 21:6 “As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”
Luke 21:7 “And they asked Him, saying, “Master, but when shall these things be? And what sign will there be when thee things shall come to pass?”
Luke 21:8 “And He said, “Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in My name, saying, ‘I am Christ;’ and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.”

The subject here of this chapter Luke 21, as well as Matthew 24 and Mark 13, is the return of Jesus Christ and the end of this world, the age only. Then Jesus states right off when HE does return and His kingdom comes to this earth as in Zechariah 14:4:

Zechariah 14:1 "Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.”
Zechariah 14:4 “And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”

That’s why at the return of Jesus Who will come at the seventh, or last trumpet of Revelation, as in I Corinthians 15:52 and in Revelation 11:15, then His permanent kingdom will be here on earth. We don’t get “raptured” out as so many mislead out of ignorance. For God is against those that teach His people to fly away as in Ezekiel 13:20. The first thing out of Jesus’ mouth is to take heed, meaning be really careful about those coming in His name, so the “Christians” or so-called “Christians. Then one will eventually come at the end of this earth age, Satan, the son of perdition, who will claim to be God, sit in God’s throne in Jerusalem as we learned in II Thessalonians 2:3-4. That tells us we better have the Word of God under our belts with understanding if we are not to be mislead then. Then after the return of the Lord as here in Ezekiel. Let‘s set up the stage here so in Revelation 6, remember Satan and his angels as in Revelation 12:7-9 will come down to this earth, as God is allowing this to deceive as many as he can:

Revelation 1:20 “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks.  The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”
Revelation 6:13 “And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”
revelation (Strong’s 602 disclosure; appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation; (from Strong’s 601) to take off the cover, i.e. disclose, reveal.

The stars symbolize angels. Then Satan and his fallen angels are commanded by God to be released to this earth, and the time period is the generation of the fig tree, as here, let’s go back to Luke 21, remember subject the return of Jesus and end of this world, the age:

Luke 21:29 “And He spake to them a parable; “Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;”
Luke 21:30 “When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.”
Luke 21:31 “So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.”
Luke 21:32 “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.”
Luke 21:33 “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away.”
Luke 21:34 “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.”
Luke 21:35 “For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.”

Then when that generation which began as in Jeremiah 24, when both the good figs, the house of Judah, or the Jews, as well as those that claim they are Jews, but in reality are from the synagogue of Satan, or the Kenites, sons of Cain, symbolized by the bad figs, created the nation Israel in May 1948. That then marked this time period here Jesus is warning us about. When that generation gets some growth, or when the trees become mature, as we are now in year 64 from 1948 here in 2012, then you know that summer, meaning harvest time is very close. Then Jesus continue that all those events that HE, Himself, foretold us before they happen as written here, and also in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, the same topic, the second advent and end of this world age, then the Lord will return. Not until every event He tell us, again, that means you better read God’s Word with understanding for we are not deceived. Then Jesus goes on to say don’t let your hearts, meaning your minds, be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, not only to be so drunk out of your mind you don’t realize what is going in the world around you. Most specifically don’t get so “drunk on religion or traditions of men”, like church doctrines which do not jive, or correlate with the Word of God, as you won’t have a leg to stand on, and will be deceived by Satan. Even everyday life like how we are doing in our careers, or how our finances are doing, all of this if we are only focusing on that, will pull us away from keeping our minds focused on His Word, not getting pulled down by our worldly obligations. You have to use common sense and wisdom, as here:

Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: But fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

When we put His Word as the basis of how we live, then everything else falls into place. Yea, we have to work at it, we will have challenges, especially as believers in His Word, but don’t let that stop you. Plan, prepare as best as you can for yourself and your family, and you’ll be blessed by Him, when we put HIM, first. Then the snare, or that trap, that Satan will not have to work that hard at today will be set, as today so many churches are setting up this mostly out of ignorance, as a popular teaching with the “rapture” is that you don’t need to understand God’s Word or maybe parts of it, as the Old Testament or even the book of Revelation which means to reveal or take off the cover. Continuing on in Revelation 6:

Revelation 6:14 “And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.”
Revelation 6:15 “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;”
Revelation 6:16 “And said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him That sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:”
Revelation 6:17 “For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

After Satan reigns on earth here as in Revelation 9:4-5 for the five month period in which anyone without the seal of God in their forheads, meaning the Word of God in their minds, they can be tormented and will be easily deceived by his lies, when he claims that he is God sitting in God’s throne in Jerusalem as in II Thessalonians 2:3-4. Then right here I Corinthians 15:52 happens, the flesh age ends, and then the Lord’s Day, which is that one thousand years after Jesus stands on this earth as one day with the Lord is as one thousand. Then the mountain and island, meaning every nation, even those smaller countries, who the world at that time will be under that one world kingdom, or government, controlled by Satan, even the financial system will be controlled by him as in Revelation 13:15-17, as he can offer you anything including money, pay off your debts, position, power, but not be able to give you eternal life. Only the Lord can offer you eternal life. Then all the people who all will be from the political leaders, all the way down to common citizens, even people in jail and prisons, every walk of life, will easily be deceived by Satan. Then when they realize their mistake, that hey it really was not the Lord Jesus Christ, as he deceived them, they will be so ashamed and rather die, or hide among the mountains, representing the nations, or amongst the middle so they don’t stand out for worshipping Satan! Then we are asked the big question, the Lord’s wrath then will come upon us that don’t stick with the Word of God and true to Our Lord Jesus Christ, will you be able to stand? Then we go here to Revelation Chapter 7:

Revelation 7:1 “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor the sea, nor on any tree.”
winds (Strong’s 417) wind; (plural) by implication (the four) quarters (of the earth); (from the base of Strong’s 109) to breathe unconsciously, i.e. respire; by analogy to blow; “air” (as naturally circumambient) air.

He time period here is right before the second advent, or when Jesus Christ returns to this earth. We don’t get “raptured” anywhere, but rather He is coming back to take His many-membered wife, God’s election who are already judged as in Revelation 19:7-8, thus, their name wife, not the many-membered bride, those who have free will. The reason is that the elect aren’t “holy” or special people, but by their previous actions in the first earth age they withstood Satan, did not worship him, and fought against him with the Lord. Then here when the four winds are spoken of, not “winds” like in the weather, but a point in time, when remember that scroll rolls from the flesh age, and then we move into the spiritual age. That exact moment, only the LORD God knows the exact instant, but we have the Word of God giving us the events that must happen right before it. Be aware of them and watch as Jesus tells us in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. Four represents this earth age, for example, we have four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring and summer; four directions: North, East, South and West, and so forth. This tells us then those four angels God will use to end the time of the flesh age, then beginning the next age, or the Lord’s Day, in which I Corinthians 15:

I Corinthians 15:40 “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.”
I Corinthians 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”
I Corinthians 15:51 “Behold, I shew a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,”
I Corinthians 15:52 “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
I Corinthians 15:53 “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”
terrestrial (Strong’s 1919) worldly; earthly, in earth.
celestial (Strong’s 2032) above the sky, celestial, heavenly.

We have a spiritual, or celestial body, as well as our flesh, or terrestrial, body. Then because flesh and blood, or the terrestrial body, cannot inherit, meaning get into heaven, as they are two different dimensions, then we put on the celestial bodies. The reason is that our flesh is corruptible, meaning liable to perish, as we live today some now even well into their 100’s, but that’s it. However, the celestial, or the spiritual body, never ages, or gets tired, and is incorruptible. However, many with mortal, meaning liable to perish souls who will have worshipped Satan when he comes before Jesus while they are in a flesh body, will also be there in heaven with their spiritual bodies on, as we all go to the LORD God for judgment. Whether we die before the return of the Lord, or are living when He comes, and then we don’t die a physical death, but this instant, one-time event happens. Remember when the scroll of Revelation 6:14 of this age ends, and then the spiritual age, or the Lord’s Day, or the one thousand years that come after this age happens. Then moving on here:

Revelation 7:3 “Saying, “Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”
sealed (Strong’s 4972) to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively); by implication to keep secret, to attest; (from Strong’s 4973) a signet (as fencing in or protecting from misappropriation); by implication the stamp impressed (as a mark of privacy, or genuineness); (probably strengthened from Strong’s 5420) to fence or inclose, to block up.

God then is holding those four winds they four angels are holding in Revelation 7:1 or this earth age to not close, UNTIL the servants of our God have the Word of God sealed, meaning to stamp or to fence in the information, as God is the one that does this through His Holy Spirit when we learn God’s Word with understanding. As here:

Revelation 3:7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; ‘These things saith He That is Holy, He That is True, He That hath the key of David, He That openeth, and no man shutteth, and shutteth, and no man openeth;”
Revelation 3:8 “I know they works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name.”
Revelation 3:9 “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”
Revelation 3:10 “Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”
Revelation 3:11 “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
Revelation 3:12 “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the Temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name.”
Jews (Strong’s 2453) Judean, or resident of Judea; i.e. belonging to Jehudah;

Here is one of the two, the other one Smyrna in Revelation Chapter 2, that out of the seven these two churches by what they teach the Lord Jesus did approve. Not by the names of them, but rather that they taught the key of David, that as in Luke Chapter 3, Jesus came through David’s family as this is Mary’s mother’s geneology. In Matthew Chapter 1 that is Jesus father as was supposed by law, meaning by law, like we have “in-laws” today, or even his “stepfather”, then the Word of God, as in Revelation 19:13, Jesus Christ, that King of kings, as the tribe of Judah is the king line, as well as Jesus the Lord of lords, as in Luke 3, through Mary’s side, fulfilling the Word in Revelation 19:16. Then once that Word of God, the plan of God’s salvation, knowing that Satan comes at the sixth trumpet as in Revelation 13:18, before Jesus who comes at the seventh trumpet of Revelation 11:15. That is the seal we are talking about, all that information that The Lord has foretold us all that believe in Him and in His Word, so we are not deceived. Then once we know that truth, nobody how much they continue to tell these lies of church traditions and men’s traditions, like the “rapture” which God tells Ezekiel in 13:20 to teach against those fake prophets, or teachers. Then the word of His patience, as in Revelation 3:10 is that Word of God, will keep us from the hour of temptation, in which in Revelation 8:1, Satan comes at the space of half an hour, meaning at the middle of that final hour of this age, or for one half of that Revelation 9:5, five month period, or at the two and one half month point. Now let’s go here and see how they get that seal of God in their foreheads, and how those people will be able to stand. Let’s get into:

Ezekiel 37:1 “The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,”
Ezekiel 37:2 “And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.”
Ezekiel 37:3 “And he said unto me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, Thou knowest.”
Ezekiel 37:4 “Again he said unto me, “Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, ‘O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.”
Ezekiel 37:5 “Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:”
Ezekiel 37:6 “And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.’’”
Ezekiel 37:7 “So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.”
Ezekiel 37:8 “And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.”
Ezekiel 37:9 “Then said He unto me, “Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, ‘Thus saith the Lord GOD; ‘Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.’’”

We have this group of people, and they had no meat on them, looking like dry bones, or skeletons, an even better translation! The reason they had no spiritual meat, remember the food we are to absorb or eat up the whole thing as in Revelation 10:9:

Revelation 10:8 “And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, “Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.”
Revelation 10:9 “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, “Give me the little book.” And he said unto me, “Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.”
Revelation 10:10 “And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.”
Revelation 10:11 “And he said unto me, “Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.”

That is what we are supposed to do as people with eyes to see and ears to hear the truth of His Word, or the election. Take the little book, the Bible or the Word of God, and really eat up the whole thing. Not leaving out the Old Testament or the book of Revelation, but take in all of it, and know it, that way not only are you not deceived by Satan. God can then use you to teach, for when we teach His Word, much prophesy happens, like today we see so much happening even on a daily basis. The time period then as in Ezekiel 37:9 is the four winds, remember as in Revelation 7:1, or right before this flesh age ends, and then the Lord’s Day, or the spiritual day begins. We have to get through this wilderness here on earth when there will be no truth taught, with Satan sitting in God’s seat in Jerusalem claiming to be God as in II Thessalonians 2:3-4. Then moving on here:

Ezekiel 37:10 “So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.”
Ezekiel 37:11 “Then He said unto me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.’”
Ezekiel 37:12 “Therefore prophesy and say unto them, ‘Thus saith the Lord GOD; ‘Behold, O My People, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.”
Ezekiel 37:13 “And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My People, and brought you up out of your graves,”
Ezekiel 37:14 “And shall put My spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it,’ saith the LORD.’”

Then after Ezekiel prophesied, meaning he taught God’s Word, chapter by chapter and verse by verse, with understanding, following the subject and object so the people really heard what the Word of God has foretold us. Not what some church system or what some religion states, but what His Word says. Not my words, nor any person’s words, but the Word of God. That is how to test a teacher of God’s Word. You better know where to check that person in His Word, for we each are then held for our actions in the flesh as in Revelation 20:11-15 as when the great white throne judgment happens. The Lord is there for ask for His help in understanding, but crack open the Bible first, make an effort! Do your part, like we all first need to, then God can work with you. We can say we love the Lord one hundred times a day, but until we do something about it, there is really no love by empty words, right? Just like with our friends and family, it is our action that shows our willingness to give of ourselves to help them out, that is the same way with God, as here:

Ezekiel 37:15 “The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,”
Ezekiel 37:16 “Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:”
Ezekiel 37:17 “And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.”
Ezekiel 37:18 “And when the children of thy People shall speak unto thee, saying, ‘Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these?’”
Ezekiel 37:19 “Say unto them, ‘Thus saith the Lord GOD; ‘Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in Mine hand.’’”
Ezekiel 37:20 “And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.”
Ezekiel 37:21 “And say unto them, ‘Thus saith the Lord GOD; ‘Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side and bring them into their own land:”
Ezekiel 37:22 “And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:”
Ezekiel 37:23 “Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so they be My People, and I will be their God.”

Then here at the Lord’s return, and not until then, the house of Judah, or the southern kingdom, the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levites, as well as Ephraim, meaning the house of Israel, or the northern kingdom, as Ephraim is used to name them live come together as one nation of Israel under the Lord Jesus Christ Who His permanent kingdom will be set up on earth, the headquarters at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Keep your eyes on that location. For today, those that claim to be Jews, or from the house of Judah, but are really the sons of Cain, or the Kenites, they live there in the land of Judea, which today we know as Israel. The rest of the people of Israel, that northern kingdom, went north, many to Europe, then later on to The Americas, many here in the United States today. We live separately from Judah, which where many people make the mistake and lump all of the people into Judah, which is only one tribe of the thirteen tribes of Israel. In reality, there are many others, as God’s Word said He would scatter them:

Ezekiel 20:6 “In the day that I lifted up Mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:”
Ezekiel 20:7 “Then said I unto them, ‘Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.’”
Ezekiel 20:21 “Notwithstanding the children rebelled against Me: they walked not in My statutes, neither kept My judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live in them; they polluted My sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out My fury upon them, to accomplish My anger against them in the wilderness.”
Ezekiel 20:22 “Nevertheless I withdrew Mine hand, and wrought for My name’s sake, that it should not be polluted in the sight of the heathen, in whose sight I brought them forth.”
Ezekiel 20:23 “I lifted up Mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries;”
Ezekiel 20:24 “Because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, and had polluted My sabbaths, and their eyes were after their fathers’ idols.”

The LORD God here saying that after I gave them everything, the land that had so many riches and blessings in it, they just would not listen! We do the same thing today, with the Word of God available to us, but we go to men’s traditions and church doctrines not founded on the Word of God! So much then tradition mixed in with Truth that people without the proper experience and education in the Word of God, or even the fact that they are going against God for doing this, is not easily realized by them. As here:

Amos 8:11 “Behold the days will come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:”

It is so rare if you find a church that teaches God’s Word chapter by chapter and verse by verse. If you do, you are very blessed so keep going! Today there is a famine for finding places that actually teach not men’s traditions and religion, but the Word of God. Then moving along here the people brought the curse of this, God spreading them among the nations throughout the world, not even today recognizing who they are as a people. Again you can ask someone, and they will point you to Israel where some of the tribe of Judah, or the Jews live, but that’s it! They don’t know about the other ten tribes that went north, the house of Ephraim, or Israel. Because they rebelled against His Word, mixing in people’s customs and traditions. Like today even the word “Easter” which is a mistranslation is probably the most blatant outrage to God in His Word:

Acts 12:4 “And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”
Easter (Strong’s 3957) the Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it); Easter, Passover; (compare Chaldee Strong’s 6453) a pretermission, i.e. exemption; used only technically of the Jewish Passover (the festival or the victim); Passover (offering); (from Strong’s 6452) to hope, i.e. skip over (or spare); by implication to hesitate; also to limp, to dance, leap, pass over.

This one time mistranslation which is the same word below, Greek Strong‘s 3957, the Passover (the meal, day, festival, or the Jewish Passover (the festival or the victim) here:

I Corinthians 5:7 “Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:”
I Corinthians 5:8 “Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
passover (Strong’s 3957) the Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it); Easter, Passover; (compare Chaldee Strong’s 6453) a pretermission, i.e. exemption; used only technically of the Jewish Passover (the festival or the victim); Passover (offering); (from Strong’s 6452) to hope, i.e. skip over (or spare); by implication to hesitate; also to limp, to dance, leap, pass over.

The same exact word in the Greek language, “pasca” means Passover. Not Easter! We celebrate this out of ignorance to this day as Christians, which in reality Easter is a pagan fertility orgy which was held at the vernal, or Spring, Equinox every spring, in which they would have Easter eggs and bunnies, showing reproduction and life, and do these orgies, for their goddess, “Astarte”, or Easter in English! You think that’s a coincidence this slipped into the church. Probably what happened they thought they could convert more non-believers, and then celebrate this pagan festival, then in return the actual celebration they were supposed to be worshipping the Lord through Passover, as Jesus is that Passover Lamb, without sin, that was sacrificed one time for all of our sins! This is why God’s Word told us before as the people have gone so far away from His Word, they probably wouldn’t recognize the truth if they saw it, and the blame is on the prophets, Bible teachers, reverends, pastors, priests, bishops, pope, any religious person claiming to bring you God’s Word! Now we have that background of the nation of Israel, or the Hebrews, remember the people that crossed over the Jordan River, let’s continue along here in Hebrews Chapter 5, the subject is our High Priest, Melchisedec, we will learn means King of Righteousness! Moving on here:

Hebrews 5:1 “For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:”
Hebrews 5:2 “Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.”

Before we only had the law and the prophets, so then gifts and sacrifices were the required commandment of God per His Word and law to do so. Before we had Jesus Christ Our Savior, for HE then became that Passover, so then all those blood ordinances were nailed on the cross to Him, a one time event for all that believe on Him including all the Gentiles, all nations as well as Israel as in John 3:16. The high priest, the first one Aaron, had to first get himself clean to then go before the LORD God on behalf of the people. Let’s read the law to see how:

Exodus 29:1 “And this is the thing that thou shalt do unto them to hallow them, to minister unto Me in the priest’s office: Take one young bullock, and two rams without blemish,”
Exodus 29:2 “And unleavened bread, and cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil: of wheaten flour shalt thou make them.”
Exodus 29:3 “And thou shalt put them into one basket, and bring them in the basket, with the bullock and the two rams.”
Exodus 29:4 “And Aaron and his sons thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shalt wash them with water.”
Exodus 29:5 “And thou shalt take the garments, and put upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod:”
Exodus 29:6 “And thou shalt put the mitre upon his head, and put the holy crown upon the mitre.”
Exodus 29:7 “Then shalt thou take the anointing oil, and pout it upon his head, and anoint him.”
Exodus 29:8 “And thou shalt bring his sons, and put coats upon them.”
Exodus 29:9 “And thou shalt gird them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest’s office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.”

First of all the high priest anoints and prepares he and the Levitical priests in order to go before the Lord. Today remember here that Jesus became that perfect sacrificial Lamb one time for all of our sins, as we just read in I Corinthians 5:7. Then as here:

Colossians 2:13 “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses;”
Colossians 2:14 “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His cross;”

The blood ordinances, as the circumcision, the blood animal sacrifices and offerings up on the altar to the LORD God Jehovah all then became that perfect Lamb Jesus Christ, Who HE is without blemish or spot, meaning lived a perfect life, no sin. NO other person could fulfill His Role, only One, Who is Jesus Christ. Lots of us may think we are “good people” but not one of us is worthy, not even our best day to be able to atone for ourselves, or through any religion or being a member of a particular church to do this! Then Jesus never came to blot out the law and the prophets, or the Old Testament, to us today, or any part today, but as here:

Luke 16:13 “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
Luke 16:14 “And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided Him.”
Luke 16:15 “And He said unto them, “Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”
Luke 16:16 “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man preset into it.”
Luke 16:17 “And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.”
Luke 16:18 “Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.”
mammon (Strong’s 3126) of Chaldee origin (confidence, I.e. figurative wealth, personified); mammonas, regarded as an evil influence I.e. avarice or greed for gain (deified to make gods out of it);

These Pharisees, the religious people that called themselves “Jews”, but in reality as Jesus always said to “test their fruit” as in Luke 6:43. They were those sons of Cain, or the Kenites, mixed in with the tribe of Judah, or the Jews, as they were really of the synagogue of Satan, always accusing Jesus and not liking the fact that many were listening to Him, and they could not do the miracles and teach with His knowledge of God’s Word! They saw it as He was stealing from their income, the congregation or the people of Israel and they did not like it! Listening to their father, Satan, the lier and deceiver behind the scenes. Then Jesus says as only God can read our minds, right? Not even Satan, only he can watch our actions and reactions and the words we say aloud. But here Emmanuel, meaning God with us, the Lord Jesus, knew what they were thinking already, as they would twist and use the law and the prophets, or the Old Testament to us today. Then using it for their own benefit, like in His example of the divorce cases, if they wanted to get rid of their wife, they would use the law, or the Word of God for their own benefit! Jesus telling us this so we knew their fruit, and they, accusing HE, Who is without any sin, as they cannot serve Satan and God. It’s not possible! It’s not a sin to be wealthy or full of God’s blessings as they come in many forms, like peace of mind, tranquility in life, kicking boulders out your life’s path, then only leaving you tiny pebbles to deal with, figuratively speaking! But the Good Lord does it for those of us that try and serve Him, yes, we all mess up! But remember to repent, with sincerity as remember, He knows what we will ask Him even before we do it! But acknowledge dear Heavenly Father, then in Jesus Name, His Son, ask for forgiveness, then try and sin no more. That way you are then putting the focus on your life on Almighty God, not this flesh world that will soon end. A statement though, we have to use common sense and wisdom, so in order to serve Him, we have to sustain our flesh for our own sakes, as well as for our family’s, right? Well then put Him first, pray to Him, then do some action on your part. Like if you are looking for a job, or starting a business or any other matter, ask that He put wisdom in your actions, always keeping Him first, and then not focusing on the challenge. But do something about it, don’t just complain as that will just pull you down, giving God the idea you don’t have faith in Him! Now then Jesus says not one tittle, meaning one sound like in English we have a dot or “.” over the lower case letter “i”. So not even that tiny dot will change with His Word, giving us the confidence in our Lord, Who His very name as in Revelation 19:13 is The Word of God. Moving on back here to:

Exodus 29:10 “And thou shalt cause a bullock to be brought before the tabernacle of the congregation: and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the bullock,”
Exodus 29:11 “And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.”
Exodus 29:14 “But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.”
Exodus 29:15 “And thou shalt also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.”
Exodus 29:16 “And thou shalt slay the ram, and thou shalt take his blood, and sprinkle it round about upon the altar.”
Exodus 29:17 “And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and was the inwards of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head.”
Exodus 29:18 “And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD.”
Exodus 29:19 “And thou shalt take the other ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.”
Exodus 29:20 “Then shalt thou kill the ram, and take of his blood, and put it upon the tip of the right ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.”
Exodus 29:21 “And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.”

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