The Gospel of the Kingdom: The God who Reveals the End from the Beginning - Part 1 & 2
Shalom dear Pillars,
This teaching is an introduction to future teachings on the Gospel of the Kingdom. In this two part teaching we learn some of the many ways God revealed His plan to redeem mankind in the beginning. Yahweh says He is the God who reveals the end from the beginning. If you want to know how it all ends you'll have to look in the beginning, Genesis. Notes for the teaching below and also attached as a PDF file for printing. Feel free to make copies, forward, or post to social media.
In Isaiah 46:10 God says he reveals the end from the beginning…
God is giving us a clue. It could be said this way, to understand the fullness of what God will do in the end it’s revealed in the beginning. Literally. Genesis.
Yahweh is so amazing and creative that he placed this amazing story of redemption in multiple forms and ways in creation and His Word to be a reminder to us of his covenant promises. We are going to look at some examples but there are more than I could possibly talk about in this teaching. You will be so blessed by this.
I believe the Gospel of the Kingdom must come forth. The Gospel of Salvation reveals Yeshua, the Lamb of God, but now the Gospel of the Kingdom will reveal Yeshua, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, our High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek. King of kings, Lord of lords, King of Righteous, Prince of Peace.
The Lord told me deliverance is like an onion, a layer being removed one at a time, but revelation is like an onion with a layer added one at a time or generation to generation.
With every revelation, God releases it comes with the power to confirm the word/revelation with signs and wonders following. There is a power coming to the church of God when the fullness of the revelation of the Gospel of the Kingdom is manifested through the church that will bring wisdom, signs, and wonders that our adversaries will not be able to contradict nor resist.
We truly are the best wine that the Father of the Bridegroom left for last. (Water Turned to Wine on the Third Day at the Wedding in Cana – John 2:1-12)
Two kingdoms are clashing right before our eyes. The kingdom of the anti-Christ is working at such a rapid pace to set up the beast system, positioning people to take the mark of the beast. The Lord said to me that they are working feverishly around the clock to accomplish this and it is because they know and can see (perceive) that the revelation of the Kingdom of Heaven is rapidly approaching.
We don’t know much about the Kingdom but we will soon know. God is raising many revelators to reveal what has been hidden for our generation which is the power, the glory, and the majesty of the King of Heaven and His Kingdom.
This teaching is just an introduction and the material for it I gathered from different resources, specifically author Sue Watkins and prophetic teacher Janice Sturkie, and also that which I received from the Lord and Savior of my life, Yeshua.
An expert from a book – A Survey of Genesis through the Lens of a Kingdom Scope by Author Sue Watkins Volume 1
Ever since God withdrew the Garden of Eden, mankind has anticipated its return. As the first century A.D. dawned, the devout practitioner of Judaism hoped that event was imminent. Expecting Yahweh’s kingdom, they expected a Divine King to appear and defeat their enemies. The One they anticipated was referred to as haMashiach (the Messiah).
Today, in that same vein, Christians hope for God’s kingdom. The average believer waits for Jesus’ return, praying for a “heavenly” kingdom of peace, longing for no more troubles or sorrows.
There is an element of truth in what has been believed and anticipated. However, the full measure of the truth is the Messiah-King has already come. Yahweh’s kingdom is already here; it exists now. But without faith, it is impossible to perceive the Gate (the Door) that gives entry into that blessed kingdom.
At the advent of his first coming, Yeshua came as the High Priest of Yahweh. He “picked up” David’s keys to the kingdom and the adversary’s keys to death, hell, and the grave. Then returned to sit at the right hand of Yahweh as the kingdom’s High Priest, to wait for the moment that HIS enemies finally become HIS footstool.
“The Lord [Yahweh] said to my Lord [Adonai], ‘Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.’ The Lord shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of your enemies! Your people shall be volunteers in the day of your power; in the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning, you have the dew of your youth. The Lord has sworn and will not relent, ‘You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek,’” Psalms 110:1-4 (NKJV, emphasis added)
Psalm 110, when read with Daniel’s vision of the Son of Man, solidifies the concept that Yeshua is already installed as the High Priest of the Melchizedek Kingdom.
“I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times, ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened... until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom. Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.” Daniel 7:9-10; 22, 27(NKJV, emphasis added)
Daniel 7:13-14, “I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. Then to Him (Melchizedek of Psalms 110) was given dominion and glory and a kingdom that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed.” (NKJV, emphasis added)
End of except
Daniel saw Yeshua being brought by the angels of heaven (clouds is an idiom for angels) to be seated as the King and High Priest over all creation and dimensions according to the order of Melchizedek. The disciples also saw Yeshua when He was taken by the same clouds (angels) that Daniel saw.
Jesus Ascends to Heaven
Act 1:9-11 NKJV 9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, 11 who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This [same] Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
Yeshua Himself confirms the passages we just read that He is already seated as King and High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek when Nicodemus asks Him, how are you able to perform the signs, wonders, and miracles that you are manifesting? Yeshua identifies Himself as the Son of Man that Daniel wrote about.
John 3:1-13 NKJV 1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him." 3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." 4 Nicodemus said to Him, "How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?" 5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 "Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born again.' 8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." 9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, "How can these things be?" 10 Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 "Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 "If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 "No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, [that is], the Son of Man who is in heaven.
The God who reveals the end from the beginning
Isaiah 46:9-10 NKJV 9 Remember the former things of old, For I [am] God, and [there is] no other; [I am] God, and [there is] none like Me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times [things] that are not [yet] done, Saying, 'My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,'
Pro. 25:2 NKJV 2 [It is] the glory of God to conceal a matter [dabar=word], But the glory of kings [is] to search out a matter [dabar=word].
Amos 3:7-8 NKJV 7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret [sode] to His servants the prophets. 8 A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
Ps. 25:14 “The secret [sode] of the Lord is with those who fear Him and He will show Him His covenant.”
The PaRDeS – a system for interpreting scripture.
Pardes – means the orchard you never knew. One word for God’s orchard: Paradise. Remove the vowels A, E, and you have P-R-D-S! The 4 levels of discerning & comprehending (interpreting) the Words of God.
1 Corinthians 3:6-9, I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field (orchard), [you are] God's building.
Paul planted the word and Apollos watered the word with the word. Seed is symbolic of words.
2 Corinthian 9:10, Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
Proverbs 18:20-21, A man's stomach (mind, will, emotions, the soul) shall be satisfied from the fruit (seed=words) of his mouth; From the produce (seed=words) of his lips he shall be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
One meaning learned about the meaning behind the PaRDeS -
He starts with a garden in the beginning and He will end with a garden in the end.
We can see by looking into the sode (secret=hidden meaning) of Pardes many nuggets of truth are waiting to be discovered by those who thirst and hunger after righteousness.
This amazing and beautiful story of redemption is the promise to redeem all things back to Yahweh-God through Yahweh-Yeshua, the Eternal High Priest according to the order of Melchizedek…the story was written for Him and Him alone.
God hid His story in plain sight for all to see. That is, for all who have eyes to see with.
Eph 3:8-11 NKJV 8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what [is] the fellowship [stewardship] of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly [places], 11 according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord,
1 Corinthians 2:6-10 NKJV 6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden [wisdom] which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him." 10 But God has revealed [them] to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
The purpose of these teachings is to reveal two kingdoms, one light, and one darkness, and how and why they are clashing. The anti-Christ system of government is currently set in place and ready to receive its head, the anti-Christ. Then there’s the kingdom of heaven, the Melchizedek system of government which always has been set, fixed established. In other words, ordained as in ordained to bear fruit and that the fruit of The Kingdom of the Melchizedek, meaning King of Righteous, shall remain perpetually.
First, let’s look at how God revealed the end from the beginning. He made a Covenant with Himself to redeem mankind back into the family of God. God put His plan of redemption literally in His creation and the scriptures. That’s what we will look at tonight.
The story of salvation began in the garden.
Foundational for all future covenants - The Creation Covenant
After the fall of Adam and Eve God reminds them of His plan of redemption - The Blood Covenant – Adam & Eve.
God reminds them of the plan of redemption because it was written in the stars. The heavens declare the glory of God… Remember? (This is my thought – God reminded them)
Genesis 3:21 NKJV Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
Tunics of skin = garments of salvation = they also represent the skin/flesh which is only temporary – filthy garments one day to be replaced with garments of righteousness.
God divorces Adam and Eve. In other words, He issues them a certificate of divorce.
Genesis 3:22-24 NKJV 22 Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever"-- 23 therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.
Side note: imagine God clothing Adam and Eve with the tunics saying, this is My covenant with you. I will redeem you but for now, I must leave your presence. I will return in your likeness Adam to pay the debt that you’ve acquired, indenturing yourself to your adversary. Your adversary is My adversary and I will pay the debt required to redeem you back to Myself but for now, you must trust Me. I must now banish you from the garden. Bye-bye.
Could it be that God was saying to them, I cannot redeem you now, but I will return in your likeness and then pay the debt required to redeem you, Adam, by laying my life down for you. I will shed my blood to settle your debt. Since I have no sin Death will have no hold on Me as he will have a hold on you. When I resurrect myself I will then at that time redeem you by the power of My own righteous blood and take those filthy garments (tunics) off of you and replace them with My very own garments of righteousness.
God’s covenant of redemption to Noah
What is called the Old Covenant and the New Covenant is more accurately called The Covenant and the Renewed Covenant. Just as the story of creation could more accurately be called the story of Restoration or Re-creation.
God’s covenant promise of redemption is everlasting from generation to generation meaning that God’s covenants cannot be replaced by a new covenant because God’s covenants are everlasting and progressive. In other words, a new covenant does not replace the previous one it just adds to and expands it. In others, God’s covenants are progressive and the Lord Himself initiated them. There are also four fundamental covenants and these also are initiated by the Lord.
The seven progressive covenants:
1. Creation Covenant – foundational for all future covenants since all subsequent covenants unpack Adam’s role in the world. Adam, and all humanity, is created as God’s image-son, a priest-king to rule over creation.
- Genesis 1:26-28 NKJV 26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." 27 So God created man in His [own] image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill (replenish) the earth and subdue (govern) it; have dominion (only kings/princes) over the fish (sons of the kingdom) of the sea, over the birds (extraterrestrial or celestial) of the air (higher dimensions/heavens/spirit realm), and over every living thing (beasts in the field/those who do not yet know Yahweh) that moves on the earth." Side note: John 4:35, "Do you not say, 'There are still four months and [then] comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the, beasts in, fields, for they are already white for harvest!
- Psalm 8:1-9 NKJV 1 To the Chief Musician. On the instrument of Gath. A Psalm of David. O LORD, our Lord, How excellent [is] Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens! 2 Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger. 3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? 5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all [things] under his feet, 7 All sheep and oxen--Even the beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, How excellent [is] Your name in all the earth! Side note: this speaks of Adam but it also foreshadows the Second Adam to whom all things belong.
2. The Blood – Adam & Eve side note: God created animals with blood because He knew Adam would fall and only innocent blood could atone for their sin. The garments he made were symbolic of their garments of salvation.
3. The Noahic Covenant
4. The Abrahamic Covenant
- There are three covenant promises in this scripture
- The land promise. God would give them a land of their own. (Israel Covenant – Deut. 30:1-10).
- The nation promise. God would give Abraham descendants and make them a great nation.
(Davidic Covenant – II Samuel 7:12-16).
- The blessing promise. God would bless them (and the world) with Redemption by the “renewed covenant” made by Messiah.
(New or Renewed Covenant - Jer. 31:31-34).
5. The Mosaic Covenant
6. Davidic Covenant
7. Renewed Covenant by Yeshua’s own blood
The four fundamental/foundational covenants
1. Blood covenant – serve and obey the Lord
2. Salt covenant – hospitality, friendship
3. Sandal covenant – inheritance, sonship
4. Betrothal/Marriage covenant – the Bride
Genesis 9:12-13 NKJV 12 And God said: "This [is] the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that [is] with you, for perpetual generations: 13 "I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.
Remember God gave the rainbow to Noah when he emerged from the ark. Each of the covenants is represented by a primary color. Blood is red, raw salt is yellow, and inheritance is blue. The color of the ultimate covenant with God, marriage, is white. White represents a combining of all the previous colors in the spectrum, just as the covenant itself represents a combining of all the previous covenants.
Back to Adam and Eve - How can we know that God issued Adam and Eve a divorce decree?
Jacob blessing Joseph’s sons – Ephraim and Manasseh
Genesis 48:17-19 NKJV 17 Now when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on the head of Ephraim, it displeased him; so he took hold of his father's hand to remove it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's head. 18 And Joseph said to his father, "Not so, my father, for this [one is] the firstborn; put your right hand on his head." 19 But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations [Gentiles]."
Goy – singular - means nations, people, usually of non-Hebrew people.
Goyim – plural – means Gentiles, or nations
What? How can a Hebrew become a multitude of Gentiles?
Ephraim - house of Israel – the northern kingdom – 10 tribes - Reuben, Simeon, Manasseh, Issachar, Zebulun, Ephraim, Dan, Asher, Naphtali, and Gad (lost 10 tribes)
Manasseh – house of Judah – the southern kingdom – 2 tribes – Judah and Benjamin
Jeremiah 3:6-8 NKJV 6 The LORD said also to me in the days of Josiah the king: "Have you seen what backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there played the harlot. 7 "And I said, after she had done all these [things], 'Return to Me.' But she did not return. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 8 "Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also.
The lost sheep of the house of Israel
Matthew 15:21-28 NKJV 21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed." 23 But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, "Send her away, for she cries out after us." 24 But He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." 25 Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, "Lord, help me!" 26 But He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and throw [it] to the little dogs." 27 And she said, "Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters' table." 28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great [is] your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
Matthew 10:5-8 NKJV 5 These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: "Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. 6 "But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 "And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' 8 "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Luke 7:18-23 NKJV 18 Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19 And John, calling two of his disciples to [him], sent [them] to Jesus, saying, "Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?" 20 When the men had come to Him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, 'Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?' " 21 And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight. 22 Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that [the] blind see, [the] lame walk, [the] lepers are cleansed, [the] deaf hear, [the] dead are raised, [the] poor have the gospel preached to them. 23 "And blessed is [he] who is not offended because of Me."
John misunderstood Jesus declaration of Luke 4:18-19 "The Spirit of the LORD [is] upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to [the] poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to [the] captives And recovery of sight to [the] blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." John was waiting for Jesus to physically go and set him free from prison. When Jesus never went for John he began to question if Jesus was the Messiah, the Anointed One. Jesus said everything that the prophesied final Melchizedek would do, sign, wonders, miracles, are being fulfilled. Do not be offended because I have not gone to set you free from prison. I must be about My Father’s business.
Romans 7:1-4 NKJV 1 Or do you not know, brethren (for I speak to those who know the law), that the law has dominion over a man as long as he lives? 2 For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to [her] husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of [her] husband. 3 So then if, while [her] husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man. 4 Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be married to another--to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God.
There it is in the scriptures. God divorced Adam and Eve, and also the House of Israel but after He was raised from the dead a new man they could now be redeemed and brought into a new covenant with God through Christ Jesus, Yeshua, of course.
The heavens also declare the glory of God’s plan of redemption… in the beginning.
Job 38:32 NKJV 32 Can you bring out Mazzaroth (the constellations, not the zodiac) in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?
The Mazzaroth is what the Greeks called the Zodiac.
The following excerpt is from Sue Watkins book A Survey of Genesis through the Lens of a Kingdom Scope Volume 1
Psalms 19:1-6, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows his handiwork, day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.” KJV
Psalms 147:4, “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.”
Isaiah 40:26, “Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that brings out their host by number: he calls them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one fails.”
The following five points can be garnered from the scriptures above:
1. God’s handiwork in the heavens – speak.
2. His handiwork expresses knowledge.
3. The sun is emblematic of the Bridegroom (Yeshua).
4. Only God knows the number of stars and it was HE who named them.
5. God set the constellations into place and their ‘message’ is of his making.
Dr. Chuck Missler has an excellent study called Signs in the Heavens, in which he states the following:
If we view the celestial skies as a sphere centered above us, there is a band at an angle – the ecliptic – through which the sun takes an apparent path over the course of the year. The ecliptic is divided into 12 sections according to the 12 months of the year, and each section has its own sign. These 12 constellations can be seen in a 360-degree turn of the heavens, along with the three additional constellations associated with each one. Close attention to the sun’s path through these constellations offers a consistent means of keeping track of the months of the sidereal year.
Compare the above quote with Psalms 19 – the constellations are the sun’s tabernacle. It’s path through them reveals a divine plan. The ancients called that path, or the message contained within the path, the Mazzaroth. Mazzaroth means – a garland of crowns.
A sign represents; it suggests of something other than itself. Psalms 19:1 proclaims that the shamayim (heavens) declare God’s glory [kabowd]; his handiwork [ma’aseh] in the raqia (the firmament). In other words, the weightiness of his splendor can be found in the ‘art’ [ma’aseh] he placed in the firmament.
Did God draw his plan for redemption in the stars? Is the plan of redemption the knowledge the stars speak of, night after night?
The Mazzaroth’s Story:
The Mazzaroth begins with the Virgin, a figure of a young woman carrying an ear of wheat in one hand, and a palm branch in the other. Virgo is the Virgin. The moving counter-clockwise across the sky is Libra, the Scales. Next is Scorpio, the Scorpion; Sagittarius the Bowman; Capricornus the Goat; Aquarius the Waterman; Pisces the Fishes; Aries the Ram; Taurus the Bull; Gemini the Twins; Cancer the Crab; and the twelfth and final constellation is Leo the Lion.
1. The Virgin – foreshadows the virgin birth of the Promised Seed
2. The Scales – the Promise Seed will bring justice
3. The scorpion – He will have conflict with the serpent
4. The Archer – He will triumph
5. The Goat – the Promise Seed is the Adonai sacrifice
6. The Waterman – He will pour baptismal waters onto the Earth
7. The Two Fishes – there will be two houses, but they will become one
8. The Ram – as the Lamb He will be slain; but will rise again
9. The Bull – He cannot be defeated for He is the ruling Judge
10. The Twins – the Promised Seed will have a Bride
11. The Crab – the final victory occurs once the serpent’s head is beneath the feet of the…
12. The Lion – who is the everlasting KING
End of excerpt
Side note: Within each of the 12 constellations there are 3 decans and the symbolism or message contained within the 3 decans adds depth to each meaning of the 12 constellations. God is sooooooo amazing!
But the Mazzaroth is not the only place God put the story of redemption. The story of redemption is embedded in the scriptures, down to each individual Hebrew letter.
Proverbs. 25:2 NKJV 2 [It is] the glory of God to conceal a matter [dabar=word], But the glory of kings [is] to search out a matter [dabar=word].
To understand how to search out the treasure Yahweh has hidden in His Word there needs to be an understanding that each letter of the Hebrew alphabet represents a pictograph (a symbol) and each symbol has a meaning. When you take the meaning of each symbol in a word and interpret them they tell a story. These stories are called Hebrew word pictures. Below is a chart of the Ancient Hebrew Letters, the symbol for each letter, how to pronounce them, and the meaning of the symbols. Below the chart are a couple of examples of a Hebrew word picture.
The story of redemption is hidden in the very first verse of Genesis 1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
If you take this verse and look up the meaning of each word in Hebrew and then take each letter in each word and look up the symbols and their meaning and interpret them you get the following interpretation taken from Sue Watkins book A Survey of Genesis through the Lens of a Kingdom Scope Volume1
In the beginning, before there was anything, the Creator God from the Unseen Realm, cut from Himself …. and formed the higher dimensions and the lower dimensions for the SON to govern – to inherit that they might dwell therein with their Creation.
The story of redemption in the seven days of creation.
The story of redemption is hidden in the seven days of creation with Adam being created as a son of God. Adam was created a son of God, not man, so Adam was created a son in the Father’s house before he fell. Adam was seated with the Divine Council as the Melchizedek. His purpose was to represent the people on earth to Yahweh and the Divine Council and also to represent Yahweh to mankind. In other words, Adam was to intercede for the people.
Adam was the first Melchizedek, the first king/priest – king of righteousness, king of peace. He also knew that he was only stewarding the earth, the nations, which would eventually be taken possession of by the true and eternal heir of all things, Yeshua HaMashiach!
Until next time, receive this blessing:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Thank you for your support and prayers! I really appreciate you and pray for you!
Samuel Ramos III
Smashing Pillars International