From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher.
. yes. there is life after the candlestick age.
. the old form is over. the old pattern is gone.
. God does not end an age without having the next age set up and waiting…
. everything is right on time. God has known the end from the beginning.
. He has told us from the beginning about this time.
. God will do the new thing now. which is really the original thing.
. ‘things’ are such today, that I have to just ‘cry’ this out…
. Exodus 19. God’s intent for Israel was and still is: Thus shalt thou say…if you will obey my Voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people…ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel…
. 1Peter 2:5-9. …ye also, as living stones, are built up into a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Yeshua Messiah…behold I lay in Sion (remember we are come!)…but ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him…
. a ruling, royal priesthood.
. ruling and reigning WITH HIM from the throne. encamped around and sitting together WITH him IN the throne. STANDING before the throne. MINISTERING to Him, at the throne. always in His Presence, at the throne. never leaving His Presence. knowing His every move. knowing His will. with Him whithersoever He goeth. knowing what He has done and what He will do. His will is their will. same mind in them that is in Yeshua Messiah.
. just like David. king/priest. king of Israel. he wore the ephod and MINISTERED to the Lord.
. just like Jesus. King/Priest. King of the universe. Priest forever after the order of Melchisedek.
. the dual office of king/priest. I have written of it all through this blog.
. the time is now. the ‘new’ order of things is being set in place now.
. look at Numbers 1 and 2. transposed over Ezekiel 1 and 10. Revelation 1, 4, 5, 14.
. the throne, who bears it? the ark, who carries it? SEAT of His government. SEAT of Divine rulership. who camps in it and lives in it and around it?
. who bears and carries the presence of God into a family? a city? a congregation? a nation? an age?
. who takes the presence of God OUT WITH THEM when they LEAVE a family? a city? a congregation? a nation? an age?
. what comes IN when they carry the Presence OUT?
. the ark in the center of the camp. the tabernacle of the testimony.
. the priests camped round about the ark.
. …thou shalt appoint the Levites, (the priests) over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall BEAR THE TABERNACLE WHEN JOURNEYING, and all it’s furnishings thereof; and they shall MINISTER to it and encamp AROUND IT. when the tabernacle is to go forward, the Levites (the priests) shall take it down and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites (the priests) shall set it up.
. and any, not of the tribe of Levi, who approach the tabernacle shall be put to death.
. …the Levites shall encamp around the tabernacle of the Testimony, so that there may be no wrath upon the congregation of the Israelites; and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.
. in other words, when the Levites were present, standing between God and the people, judgement couldn’t break out. then that means when the Levites are not present, judgement breaks out.
. look at Ezekiel 1 and 10. Revelation 1, 4, 5. 14.
. see the placement of the ark.
. see the placement of the throne.
. see the placement of the cherubim.
. see the placement of the 24 elders.
. when God moved, when God left, in Ezekiel 1 and 10 (judgement came), when God came back, in Ezekiel 43 and 44, when the ark moved, who carried the ark? who set it up? who took it down? when the throne moved, who carried the throne? who set it up? who took it away?
. who encamps around the ark and the throne? who MINISTERS to it?
. who camps between the ark and the people, so that wrath doesn’t break forth on the people?
. why didn’t wrath break out on the people from David’s tabernacle?
. ye also, as living stones, are built up into a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Yeshua Messiah.
. thus shalt thou say…if you will obey my Voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people…and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation…these are the words that thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel…