LAST WEEK WE LOOKED AT THE 144,000 WHO WERE SEALED TO DO A SPECIFIC WORK IN THE LAST DAYS: 12,000 FROM EACH OF THE 12 TRIBES OF YISHARAL, AND WHOSE NAMES AND MEANINGS ARE A SHADOW OF YAHUSHA'S NEW BLOOD-COVENANT BRIDE TODAY :
WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYTHING YAHUAH SET-UP WITH ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB AND HIS 12 SONS, JOSEPH IN EGYPT, SLAVERY, MOSES AND THE GREAT EXODUS FROM BONDAGE THROUGH THE BLOOD OF THE PASSOVER LAMB, THE 12 TRIBES OF YISHARAL IN THE PROMISED LAND, THE DIVINE LAWS GIVEN AT SINAI, KING DAVID AND THE CITY OF YERUSHALIM, THE SET-APART TEMPLE OF SOLOMON AND ULTIMATELY YAHUAH'S PERFECT PRESENCE WITHIN HIS ROYAL NATION (WHICH WAS THE WHOLE POINT OF IT ALL)...
... All of this was just a small shadow of what was to come in the future, when Yahusha finally dwelled so close within the hearts of His people who He loves so much !!
INFACT EVERY PROMISE & BLESSING IN THE OLD COVENANT WAS A SHADOW OF WHAT WOULD BE FULFILLED IN THE NEW, THROUGH YAHUSHA'S BLOOD - EVEN THE DIVINE LAWS! YEP! YAHUSHA EVEN SUMMARISED THE TORAH & PROPHETS DOWN INTO ONE THING: LOVING BEHAVIOUR!
AND WITHOUT YAHUSHA'S LIVING WATER OF THE SPIRIT, MANKIND IS GRASPING AT SHADOWS:
DID YOU KNOW PEOPLE ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT ISRAEL (IN THE MIDDLE EAST) WILL RETURN TO GLOBAL IMPORTANCE, THE 12 TRIBES (IN THE NATURAL) WILL FINALLY BE REVEALED AND RESTORED TO THEIR LAND, AND A NEW TEMPLE WITH SACRIFICES WILL BE RAISED UP AGAIN. WHAT AN INSULT TO YAHUSHA'S BLOOD AND THE DELIVERANCE HE PROVIDES.
YAHUSHA SAID HE WOULD NEVER RETURN TO A MAN-MADE STRUCTURE EVER AGAIN, FOR HE WAS THE LIVING`TEMPLE-MAN'HIMSELF, CARRYING THE POWER AND ESTEEM OF YAHUAH AROUND WITHIN HIM. AND NOW, THROUGH A DIVINE HEART OPERATION AT OUR IMMERSION WE BECOME REBORN INTO YISHARAL THROUGH A NEW SPIRIT AND ARE COUNTED AS ONE OF HIS BRIDAL 12 TRIBES, HIS LIVING DWELLINGS, BEING SHAPED AND TRAINED TO BECOME THE NEW CITY OF YERUSHALIM.
GRAFTED INTO THE VINE THROUGH A NEW BLOOD COVENANT
WHY HAVE DAN & EPHRAIM BEEN LEFT OUT OF THIS LIST?
1. DAN IS NOT SEALED
ON HIS DEATHBED, JACOB SAID THIS TO HIS SON DAN:"You will rightly rule your people(THROUGH JUDGES SUCH AS SAMSON), but you will become a serpent(A SYMBOL OF SATAN)beside the road, a poisonous viper along the path that bites the horse’s hooves so its rider falls off backwards. But I trust in Yahuah for your deliverance".
AND JACOB WAS SPOT-ON, FOR DAN BECAME THE KEY-TRIBE RESPONSIBLE FOR WIDESPREAD IDOLATRY AND REBELLION (FALLING BACKWARDS/AWAY) AS THE SERPENT AMONG HIS BROTHERS. MOSES WARNED ALL THE TRIBES THAT IF THEY BEHAVED THE IDOLATRY OF THE SURROUNDING NATIONS, THE CURSES IN THE BOOK OF DIVINE LAWS WOULD COME UPON THEM AND YAHUAH WOULD "BLOT OUT THEIR NAME FROM UNDER HEAVEN" !!
2. EPHRAIM IS NOT SEALED
FOR THE SAME REASON AS DAN, EPHRAIM IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE LIST OF 144,000, FOR THEY ALLOWED A GOLDEN CALF TO BE SET UP IN THEIR TEMPLE ALONG WITH A FALSE SYSTEM OF WORSHIP, PRIESTHOOD, ALTAR AND INCENSE, LEADING YISHARAL INTO FULL-BLOWN IDOLATRY. YAHUAH LOVED EPHRAIM AS HIS TRUE FIRSTBORN (FROM JOSEPH) AND SAID, "EPHRAIM IS NOW JOINED TO WICKED IDOLS SO JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE", PROPHESYING THAT IN THE LAST DAYS EPHRAIM WOULD COME OUT OF HIS IDOLATRY AND REPENT BACK INTO THE COVENANT OF LOVE.
SO DUE TO IDOLATRY, DAN AND EPHRAIM HAVE LOST THEIR PRIVILEGE OF PROVIDING THEIR QUOTA OF 12,000 PER TRIBE FOR THE 144,000 SEALED ONES, MISSING OUT ON THE PROTECTION FROM THE COMING BOWLS OF WRATH. THEY ARE STILL LISTED IN THE NEW CITY BY EZEKIEL THOUGH, WHICH SHOWS US THAT (LIKE ALL TRIBES) YAHUSHA WILL GATHER THE WISE MAIDENS TO HIMSELF AT HIS COMING.
Anyone in Yisharal (the immersed Bride) who refuses to give up the world, mixing it's idolatry into their behaviour - will not be sealed for protection (as shadowed in Dan & Ephraim).
HOWEVER AT YAHUSHA'S RETURN, THE WISE-BRIDE FROM ALL TRIBES (AS LISTED BY EZEKIEL) WILL BE GATHERED TO HIM (EVEN DAN & EPHRAIM WHO ARE LATE TO THE GAME AND WILL HAVE IT ROUGH) ...
9After this I looked and saw a great crowd which no one was able to count, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, (EPHRAIM WAS SCATTERED INTO ALL THE NATIONS) standing before the Throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, and palm branches in their hands, 10crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Deliverance belongs to Yahuah, the Lamb on the Throne !”
11And all the Angels stood around the Throne and the Elders and the 4 Living Creatures, and fell on their faces before the Throne and worshipped Yahusha, 12saying, “Amein! All blessing, might, wisdom, thanksgiving, and all esteem and power to our Alahim Yahusha forever and ever, Amein.”
13And one of the Elders responded, saying to me, “Who are these people dressed in white robes, and where did they come from?”14And I said to him, “I don't know Master....but you do!”
And he said to me, “These are the people coming out of the great distress and pressure, having washed their robes, making them white in the Blood of the Lamb FORGIVEN & DELIVERED THROUGH THE BLOOD.15And because of this they are before Yahuah's Throne, and serve Him day and night in His Temple. And He who sits on the Throne will spread His Tent over them DWELL INTIMATELY WITH THEM. 16And they won't hunger or thirst anymore, and the sun won't strike them with heat anymore, THINGS OF THE FLESH WILL NO LONGER HINDER THEM! 17because the Lamb who's in the midst of the Throne will shepherd them and lead them to fountains of life-giving water LIVING WATERS OF ETERNAL LIFE. And Yahusha will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” THERE WILL BE NO MEMORY OR PAIN OF ANYTHING PAST.
UNLIKE JUDAH (THE JEWS), EPHRAIM (A WHOPPING 10 OF THE TRIBES) WERE SCATTERED, LOST AND UNSEALED, BUT YAHUAH PROPHESIED THAT IN THE LAST DAYS, HIS FAVOURITE FIRSTBORN (EPHRAIM) WOULD REPENT BACK INTO THE BLOOD-COVENANT OF LOVE AGAIN.
IMMERSION IS OUR ENTRANCE INTO YISHARAL THE BRIDE, BUT OUR BEHAVIOUR WILL DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE SEALED !
YAHUSHA'S NAME IS NOT JUST A SEAL, BUT A BEHAVIOUR . . . AND HE WON'T BE MOCKED!!
JUST LIKE THE DAYS OF NOAH, REVELATION IS MAINLY ABOUT JUDGMENT - AND NOT MUCH REPENTANCE IS MENTIONED!
THE 144,000 ARE SEALED FOR PROTECTION AGAINST A GLOBAL CATASTROPHE IN ORDER TO PERFORM MANY GREAT LAST-DAY WORKS AND WONDERS FOR YAHUSHA, AND THE RESULTS OF THIS IS A HARVEST; A GREAT THRONG OF PEOPLE, MADE AWARE OF THEIR CREATOR'S LOVE RIGHT BEFORE THE END .
THOSE IN THE BRIDE EARLY ENOUGH (TO OVERCOME AND MATURE BEFORE THE JUDGMENTS) ARE SEALED AND CALLED TO SERVE AND HELP THOSE WHO COME LATER, SO THAT "ALL THE BODY MATURES TO THE PERFECT MEASURE OF THE STATURE OF THE COMPLETENESS IN YAHUSHA."SOME ARE CALLED SOONER AND REPENT EARLIER, SOME LATER - BUT ALL BRIDAL-WORKERS GET PAID THE SAME AND STAND IN THE NEW CITY TOGETHER WITH PALM BRANCHES - PRAISING HIS NAME.
IN A NUTSHELL, BOTH VISIONS HERE IN REV.7 SPEAK OF YAHUSHA'S PROCESS IN DELIVERING HIS BRIDE AND TRAINING HER TO MATURITY - THE SEALED 144K (REPENTING EARLIER) AND THE UNSEALED (REPENTING LATER) WILL BOTH FIND THEMSELVES IN THE PRESENCE OF YAHUSHA FOREVER FOR THEY ALL HAVE WHITE ROBES, HAVING BEEN WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB!
THE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS VISION FULFILLS ALL THE SHADOWS REGARDING THE FINAL FEAST OF TABERNACLES (CURRENTLY UNFULFILLED), WHERE YAHUSHA'S PROTECTION OF HIS BRIDE ON EARTH BECOMES A PERMANENT REALITY IN THE NEW ETERNAL CITY, YAHUSHA'S TRUE TABERNACLE/ TENT WHICH THEY BECOME A PART OF FOREVER :
( HE SPREADS HIS TENT OVER THEM! )
NOW SPEAKING OF TABERNACLE SHADOWS, REMEMBER THE PALM BRANCHES? ONE OF THE MAIN ELEMENTS FOR OBSERVING THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES IN ANCIENT TIMES?
UNLIKE YAHUSHA'S ENTRANCE TO YERUSHALIM ON A DONKEY, WHERE YISHARAL WAVED PALM BRANCHES, CRYING OUT "HOSANNA, HOSANNA", ONLY TO DEMAND HIS DEATH, ALMOST A HEARTBEAT LATER ... HERE THE FEAST TAKES ETERNAL FORM AS A GREAT CELEBRATION OCCURS AT THE END OF THE AGE.
THERE IS ALSO A GREAT ALLUSION TO ISAIAH HERE:
IS 49:10"They shall not hunger or thirst, neither heat or sun strike them, for He who has compassion on them will lead them, even by fountains of living water He'll guide them".
REV 7:16 "And they won't hunger or thirst anymore, and the sun won't strike them with anymore heat, because the Lamb who's in the midst of the Throne will shepherd them and lead them to fountains of life-giving water. And Yahusha will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
WHAT ABOUT THAT! IT'S ALMOST WORD-FOR-WORD! NOW LOOK HOW YAHUSHA CONNECTED EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE SHADOW FEAST OF TABERNACLES IN HIMSELF :
NO MORE HUNGER, THIRST, EXCRUCIATING PRESSURE OR MOURNING, FOR YAHUSHA WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR FROM OUR EYES AT THIS GRAND CULMINATION AND FULFILLMENT OF TABERNACLES, FINALLY CONSUMMATING AND FULLY INHABITING HIS BRIDE FOR ETERNITY.
The CONCLUSION is therfore obvious! Anyone here today in 2022 who already has eyes to see and ears to hear (while the sealing is still happening), must understand the importance of their calling and the role they play to assist in the last-day harvest, which will increase considerably once Yahusha begins getting the earth's attention through pounding devastations (BOWLS OF WRATH). IT'S TIME TO PREPARE AND OVERCOME GETTING RID OF ALL IDOLATRY AND UNCLEANLINESS SO THAT OUR SEALING REMAINS INTACT, allowing us to endure AND SERVE YAHUSHA AS HARVEST WORKERS in a time never experienced before: the end of all flesh !
DO YOU KNOW WHAT YAHUSHA'S LIVING WATER GUSHING UP WITHIN YOU FEELS LIKE?