From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: the royal priesthood. Kings/Priests.
To: those that live and move and have their being in Him.
To: those that minister to Him.
To: those that move when He moves. stop when He stops.
To: those that know where His is going.
To: those that carry Him there.
. Numbers 2. we revisit this again, another time. the camp, foursquare. the ark, in the center.
. every man of the children of the house of Israel, the tribes, far off around, and facing the tabernacle on every side.
. east side. Judah, Issachar, Zebulun. under the ensign of the lion.
. south side. Reuben, Simeon, Gad. under the ensign of the man.
. the camp of the Levites (Levi), the priesthood, in the midst of the camp, on all four sides: levites, kohathites, gershonites, merarites. in between the other tribes and the Tabernacle. the ark. but the Levites shall encamp around the tabernacle of the Testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the Israelites, and the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the Testimony. they were in charge of it. when the tabernacle moved forward, they took it down and they carried it. when the tabernacle stayed, they set it up. they ministered to it. they encamped around it.
. west side. Ephraim, Manasseh, Benjamin. under the ensign of the ox.
. north side. Dan, Asher, Naphtali. under the ensign of the eagle.
. in the wilderness, they camped in this formation, and they moved in this formation.
. always the ark in the center. the priests around that. the rest of Israel, by tribes, around that.
. now, again, we transpose Ezekiel 1, and 10, and Revelation 4, over Numbers 2.
. same picture. same formation.
. the throne. center.
. in and around the throne, the four living creatures, lion, ox, man, eagle, beholding Him. beholding His face. reflecting Him, as in a mirror. the twenty four elders, continually falling down before Him, worshiping Him, ministering to Him. sitting with Him in His throne, as He is set down with our Father in His throne. I believe these to be the 12 out of the 12. the ruling priesthood. the sons of Zadok. the sons of oil (the dual witness of king/priest.) the revealed sons of God.
. out from that, the glassy sea. Revelation 4:6. 15:2-5. 21:18,21. all of Israel, every man of the house of Israel. the tribes. overcomers. victorious. worshiping Him that sits on the throne.
. in Ezekiel, when the Lord left the temple, who carried Him?
. in Ezekiel, when He came back to the temple, and the house was filled with His glory, who carried Him?
. who carries this throne/chariot? who carries the Merkabah? who carries His presence wherever He goes? who carries Him in when He comes? who carries Him out when He goes?
. go back and look. let Him reveal to you, the endtime, perpetual, eternal, royal priesthood…